Greetings

Well hello there. You seem to have stumbled upon my humble lil blog post so let me tell you about myself. My name is remotelypeachy aka Peachy aka Keeley and I am a university student, currently studying BA HONs in Fine Art. A few fun facts about myself include my love of horse riding, scented candles and peach flavoured ice tea. I’m a born and bred essex gal, I dress like the 80’s and 70s vomited all over me and I bloody love curry.

I am currently a streamer, of the art kind, fairly new to the scene I suppose. I found Twitch at the beginning of this year, my first streamer being Muyskerm (Bob), friend of jacksepticeye and Markiplier and became quickly addicted to his play-throughs of PUBG. This was the first community I became a part of, I made friends with people from across the world and we all had this admiration of Bob and his friends in common. But it didn’t feel like a family and I lost touch with those I originally felt close to. I don’t regret those friendships because they got me to where I am today.

I wanted to do things for myself and I started watching smaller, more independent streamers and I did things slow. I never once considered being a streamer before hand but after a shit few years I just wanted to do something different and something I would actually enjoy. I met my best friend Chris aka TallGuyGaming, in the utterly worst circumstances but I now can’t imagine my life without him. For some reason he insists on listening to my rambles and awful singing of Bohemian Rhapsody. Cat, Shannon, Tyler, Mariss, Bill, Shay, Jan, Kate. Wonderful, marvellous people who have no idea how much I love them. This was all through this weird dude Mr Dart, who I admit, made me laugh out loud to the point of hysterics when I’d leave his stream on in my bedroom (that’s how I’ve got 300+ hours babes). I didn’t even like State of Decay, there was just something about him that me think, yep. He’s my dad. All jokes aside, Mike has also topped up the chart to best friend.

Its weird to think that this year has been the best and the worst year of my ‘young’ life so far. I don’t think I have ever believed more in the saying “every cloud has a silver lining”. I really wouldn’t be where I am today without my friends. My family. They have just kept pushing me and supporting me to be the best version of me that I can possibly be and I will just have to continually thank them with love and hugs til the day I go up to that big ol dude in the sky.

This was a disgustingly sappy first blog post of mine, I promise you wont throw up when reading my next one.

Streamer Spotlight – MrDartsBroadcast

This week’s spotlight focuses on a relatively new streamer, who has amassed a butt-load of followers in only 5 months and plays a variety of games, including State of Decay 2, Forza Horizon 4, Call of Duty and Dead by Daylight.

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MrDartsBroadcast, a.k.a The Gentleman Gamer, who minds his p’s and q’s, says please, thank you, never swears and keeps innuendo to a minimum is a really great streamer who constantly interacts with chat and makes everyone feel at home.  MrDart is very much a father figure to his community, taking everyone under his wing.  He further expands this love by adding “I’ll be your Dad” to his sub perks (sign me up!).  His streams are always interesting to watch because of the variety of games he plays.  MrDart is a big fan of State of Decay 2 (the developers love him too) and has some mad skills at the game, constantly taking part in new challenges.  He also plays Forza Horizon 4, taking us around the beautiful scenery of that game, as well as playing the odd round of Fortnite with two of the much-loved, younger members of his community, who are also dear friends to me, duo TallGuy and RemotelyPeachy.  These three people really bounce off each other and are really entertaining to watch when multiplaying.

We are often treated to a Red Room session in which MrDart cracks open a G&T, lays down his gentleman mask and has a good sesh whilst playing Dead by Daylight.  The rules are forgotten when these evenings occur we find that swearing and NSFW doesn’t result in a disapproving look from the man himself, who is too busy kicking ass in the game.

This guy is definitely one to watch, really puts the focus in, especially since he also has a real-life job too so deserves every follow he gets.

Streamer Spotlight – godsendss and 50cal_gal

Started streaming – March 2018 and July 2018
gods Plays – Hunt, Darwin Project, Overwatch
50 Plays – WoW, Fortnight, DBD, Hunt
gods’ Style – Dry, rage gamer, likes duos
50 Style – Funny, down to earth, gets scared easily
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This week’s streamer spotlight falls on not one, but two of my best friends, godsendss and 50cal_gal. G is a self described “scaffolder by day, streamer by night” and began streaming at the same time as myself, around March this year. Gods primarily plays Hunt: Showdown and particularly likes his duos with epic streamer PartisanTurbine64. Gods is very dry, you might also say King of the Trolls, so you may find that his chat also enjoy trolling him by hanging out in PT64’s chat and bribing him with bits to kill Gods, his duo partner. Gods also played a lot of Darwin Project and Overwatch before Hunt took over his life. Watching him play Hunt in duos with PT64 is definitely not to be missed as the craic and dry humour is immense and always gets a laugh of everyone who stops by. He also occasionally lets his kids play Fortnite with our boi Noodle3000 so those streams are also good fun to watch.
Mrs godsendss, a.k.a 50cal_gal started streaming initially due to one of gods’ pranks-gone-wrong. Gods thought it would be really funny to let his wife play some Fortnite on one of his streams. At that point, 50 had never played a game in her life, let alone streamed so everything was totally new to her. Gods thought he might show her up and get a laugh out of everyone but it turned out that 50’s personality and general conversation got him more views than his own personal streams, gave 50 a new love for gaming and streaming and lost him his PC when she demanded he share it with her when she decided to start streaming too.
50cal_gal is a really down to Earth streamer who likes to play World of Warcraft, Dead by Daylight and recently, Hunt: Showdown. 50 gets scared pretty easily and has a tendency to scream (like a girl, but we’ll allow that since she is one) when playing DBD but this only makes for a really entertaining stream. You also wouldn’t wanna mess with 50 as she’s hardcore and practises MMA. We all know who wears the trousers in this relationship 😉
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These guys are absolutely brilliant, always a joy to hang out with and definitely worth a follow.

Streamer Spotlight – Noodle3000

This week’s Streamer Spotlight falls on a good friend of mine and all-round awesome streamer, Noodle3000.

Noodle started streaming early doors this year and already has a following of more than 800 Twitchers.  He’s a variety streamer who plays games such as Fortnite (primarily), Dead by Daylight, Call of Duty, Overwatch and They Are Billions.  In real life, Noodle is a mechanic and has a busy working week but always manages to put a stream in every single day.

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Noodle3000 spends a lot of time playing Fortnite and incidentally, is a pretty damn good player.  He is also a member of the B42 gaming community and participates in their community events.  His streams are flirty, cheeky, down to earth and no holds barred; even okay for the kids (which is more than I can say for mine!).  In fact, Noodle is such a sweet dude that he even plays Fortnite with the son of one of our well-loved community members, godsends.  Noodle makes everyone who drops by his streams feel welcome and part of the group and he never lets anything put a dampener on his mood – even the time there were repeated power cuts at his house which corrupted all his Streamlabs files mid-stream and kept knocking his Internet off.

A streamer definitely worth checking out, even if just purely for his cheeky personality, Noodle3000 is up there with the best new streamers and even has a merchandise store if, like me, you really wanted a t-shirt with that awesome little bowl of noodles logo on.

When streamers get together…

I’ve not long got back home from spending the day in Whitby.  Me and my boyfriend met up with a couple of our streamer friends who happened to be spending the weekend there and since it’s not far from us at all and we couldn’t pass up the opportunity, we ventured out this morning and met them there.

Oh my goodness I haven’t laughed so hard for ages.  It’s been many, many years since I’ve had real life friends to spend any time with so this was a big deal for me and it was the magic medicine I’ve needed for a long time.  It was so much fun that my smile muscles hurt by the end of the day and as soon as we left them to go to the car, I actually felt really sad cos I missed them already.

It’s weird how you just instantly feel at ease around some people, like you’ve known them for years, and this is exactly how I felt around godsendss and 50cal so I can’t wait to hang out with them again.  I realise there’s still a stigma about meeting people you’ve met on the Internet but I can safely say after today that this is a great thing to do and streamer meet ups, for anyone who hasn’t arranged one, should definitely be a thing.  These two people, who I basically met when I streamed randomly one day back in March when I was giving Twitch a go for the first time and gods showed up in my chat that day and every stream after.  These two people who could quite easily become very close friends in real life.  Anyway, before I go all gooey and lose my credibility with gods, here are a few snaps of our outing today!

Kate’s Diary – September 28th – I’m having a party and you’re all invited

Today is the Macmillan Coffee morning at work.  Except I had tea instead.  Five cups of it to be precise.  And that was before 10am.  I started work at 8am.  So to say I’m now on a caffeine rush is a bit of an understatement.
Usually we all bring cakes in, but none of us are really cake people and we thought this year that we’d stop being morons and eat something we all like.  So we got toast and crumpets (so British right?) and we ate them and drank tea (VERY British right?).
I started this morning feeling really, really, inescapably down in the dumps.  I recently lost a friend and it’s hit me almost unbearably hard for weeks.  I fought and fought but it wasn’t enough and this morning I have had to finally walk away and say goodbye forever.  Everyone must have noticed I was bummed because people have gone out of their way to cheer me up and make me smile.  It’s worked.  I feel better.
I decided to stream tonight because I’m really enjoying Stardew Valley and I really enjoyed the company I received when I streamed it last.  It was good fun and I laughed and smiled.  They say laughter is the best medicine and by God they are right.  I feel better when I am in front of my computer, and in the company of like-minded people, joking around and talking about nothing and everything.  So I’ll be streaming over on my Twitch channel at 6pm GMT tonight.  If anyone wants to stop by and keep me company on this Friday evening after a long week, I would very much appreciate that.  I’ve carefully chosen an upbeat playlist just for the occasion so you can all come, drink alcohol and sing with me.  Let’s have some fun 😉
Hopefully see you all there 😛
Keep being spiffy everyone!

Poor Man’s Pam

Hey everyone!

I just wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself since I’m another new writer here. When I saw that Kate was asking for collaborators and Pam had already agreed to participate, I knew I had to get involved. I have so much love and respect for these two women and anything they’ve put their stamp of approval on is going to be fantastic!

I first met Kate through a friend’s Twitch stream, and her name instantly made me giggle. My first exposure to the cait sith myth was (surprisingly) NOT from Final Fantasy, but from the novels in The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa. One of the characters was a snarky and sarcastic cait sith named Grimalkin, by far my favorite in all the books. Although I know the characters in the Final Fantasy franchise as well, my brain will always first remember Grim whenever I see Kate’s name.

So the main point of this blog post… who the heck is this random girl writing on Kate’s blog?

Well. My name is Katrina, but most people know me as PurpleTurtleGames (call me Purple for short).

I am a small-time Twitch streamer and stay-at-home wife. I used to be an engineer, but recently my anxiety has been too severe to continue in that profession, and I have been unemployed for about a year. We don’t have any kids, but we do have 2 adorable fur babies that I will probably talk about a lot.

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The things I’m passionate about in general are video games, books, and board games. I’m relatively new to the world of video games, but streaming and spending time with other gamers has been one of the best experiences of my life. Since I never played them much growing up, I have a lot of really good games and franchises I get to catch up on now, and I am having a blast getting to experience all of them for the first time.

I am also a voracious reader. I read primarily young adult fantasy and science fiction novels, and my TBR pile is about as long as my arm! I have too many favorite authors to choose just one, but some of them include Julie Kagawa, Alexandra Bracken, Richelle Mead, and Gena Showalter. If you ever need a suggestion for a new YA book to read, I can definitely steer you in the right direction.

My husband and I also thoroughly enjoy playing board games, and we have quite a collection at this point. We play a variety of them, including deck-building, RPG, party games, and card games. It’s something we both enjoy and something we’ve been able to bond over as well.

 

I haven’t decided yet what topics I’ll be covering on this blog… I’m sure it will be a range of my interests and some random thoughts/opinions. I look forward to the future of this blog and collaborating with these fantastic women.

Thank you for taking the time to read all this. Much love ❤

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