[Media Meandry] Zelda 1, Levels 1-3

I’ve never played much of Zelda 1 at all. In fact, having traversed through the first three levels in this livestream, this is the furthest I’ve gone through the game – and I did so live. There is some degree of anxiety potential to be doing this all “on-stage” if you will, but I’ve figured out a format that works well for me – which is slowly playing through games while looking at neat details along the way.

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[The Story] Socializing Helps Writing

I feel somewhat conflicted about my writing progress for “The Story.” Today, for example, I had a physical therapy session that completely annihilated my health. The walk from the entrance into their office took a grueling 10 minutes for me to hobble toward on two canes. I didn’t do much when I got home other than relax to let my body heal. When I’m in those moments or socializing with others, “The Story” is building itself.

Spoilers?: Minor [brainstorming almost always]
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[Novel 02] Manager’s Office Worldbuilding

After I got a Retro, some negativity, and a Speedpaint stream out of my system, I got back into my Minecraft map with a loose plan. Since my intentions are to tell “The Story,” I use my thoughts from having written “Novel 01” to guide me along toward “Novel 02.” If this world-building process can help me tell fiction, and if I can get support from those along the way, then it should be a win-win, right?

Spoilers?: Minor [spitballing my brainstorming]
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[Media Meandry] Speedpaint ANY% Lodge

I did my first legitimate digital art livestream today. For those that have known me for my Minecraft/Art/Chat streams, it’s a bit of a departure, but for those who have known me for a while know, this was another side to my personality. Like adding in some videogame streams into the mix, this is my way of introducing new viewers to the wild, weird, and wonderful things that I want to livestream in the future.

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[Rowing Machine] 2021: Week 09 {214.5} “Melting Ice Health”

I feel like my health is like a bag of ice that’s been left out to melt. It might hold out for a while, but despite its best efforts, it will melt unless something is done to help it. When I compare my health as I’m writing this, in late January, to months or years back, I wonder to myself – is my health also being left out to melt? Despite everything I do, I melt.

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[Novel 02] “Perform Positivity, Please”

Well, it’s difficult to get online and not express myself honestly. I don’t know how this will turn out long-term on days like the day I’m writing this where I’ve felt like shit physically, and now mentally, for long enough to where it makes doing much of anything difficult. I do the best I can to express positivity elsewhere. I guess building “The Story,” as I learned with “Novel 01,” means progressing through “Novel 02” and beyond.

Spoilers?: Minor [long-term planning details]
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[Media Meandry] Retro Backlog Streams

I had a great time with my Twitch stream of Celeste Classic “yesterday” that I want to do more of these streams. The way I’m figuring it, I want 80% of my streams to be fiction-writing things – building sets, audiobook readings, or writing – 10% will be art for just kicking back and having fun, maybe some fiction-related stuff, and 10% can be having fun with playing videogames. This is probably the extension to Media Meandry that I needed.

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[Media Meandry] Celeste Classic Run

On Twitch, the big milestone to reach is having 50 followers. What this means is that 50 people have added you to their Twitch feeds, so that when you livestream, they will be notified of when you’re livestreaming, and might stop by to check it out. Twitch very confusingly uses the word “subscription” for something slightly different. I reached that milestone and wanted to celebrate that, so I asked: more Minecraft, an art stream, or something retro?

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[Novel 02] Art? Chat? Minecraft?

This thing I do, these livestreams, are they Art? Are they a chatting session to discuss whatever? Or are they gameplay footage? Twitch has no good category for what I’m doing because what I’m doing is so niche and so different that it’s hard to categorize. If I want to write “The Story,” then I have to build on what I learned writing “Novel 01” to write “Novel 02” and part of that involves writing more interactively.

Spoilers?: Minor [storytelling through livestreaming]
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[Novel 02] Chaos Vs Order

I had my first co-host, chaos, on the livestream and it was fun! I think we’ll be more practiced in the future. In gaining livestreaming traction, I’d like to have an almost podcast-style of bringing on guests that might talk about various things, whether it’s Minecraft or other topics to help me with “The Story.” In a sense, this is what I would have wanted from “Novel 01” that I could build for “Novel 02” and beyond.

Spoilers?: Minor [reclaiming diorama’s order]
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