We sit down with “ZeldasTwin” in this weeks Member Highlight:
What is the origin of your stream/game handle?
It’s quite hard to explain but I’ll try!!
Initially I was bulled all through School for my love of Zelda. They’d tell me I looked like Zelda and would call me Zelda which I guess they thought was an insult?? The whole year actually took a bet that I’d go to prom in Zelda cosplay (I didn’t so they lost a lot of money!) but I decided not to let bullies ruin my favorite thing! I made my username “ZeldasTwin” and just kinda rolled with it. They told me I’m like the Princess of Hyrule, I’ll take it!!
Whats your all time favorite game?
Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon
How long have you been streaming and what made you decide to pursue it?
I streamed on Twitch for 3 years before coming over to Mixer (back when it was Beam).
On my first day on Mixer, I was front page, almost 200 followers in one stream and totally overwhelmed by the support that the community showed!
My 7month mark I hit 1,000! I never even imagined that was possible!
Y’see, I stream for the fun of it, not the numbers and believe it or not, I actually started as a creative streamer! I used to do digital art but my love for video games twisted things and when I got enough pennies together for a PC and a capture device, I started playing whatever I felt like, just for fun! I’m not here for the “latest games” or the big numbers, I’ve always had the same goal, entertaining and being a friend to whoever wants to watch!
What is your favorite game to stream and which game do you think your fans enjoy seeing you play the most?
Zelda games, obviously! Honestly though, whatever I’m feeling like! We go through a bit of everything on the steam and my community always tell me that they’re happy to see anything as long as I’m enjoying myself!
What is a typical stream day like for you?
In short? Loud, giggly, long and usually I find a way to “break” every game I play… It’s an accident but it’s a theme now I guess?
We stream for a minimum of 4 hours but usually end up going for 14 haha!!
Each stream is different, it just depends what we play but usually it’s just a lovely chat and a grand ol’ time! Smiles and laughing all round!
What is your favorite part about streaming?
My community!! Honestly, a girl couldn’t ask for a more beautiful community. Without them, I wouldn’t be the streamer or the person I am today without them.
What do you like to do when you aren’t streaming?
Work, sleep, Dungeons & Dragons or chillin’ in other streams!
Streaming is my core, my heart and soul goes into it so if I have free time, I’m live!
Have you ever met any of your fans in IRL? If yes, what it is like to meet them?
Yeah!! I got noticed while working actually! It was super odd because I’m an introvert who’s also socially awkward! I was really worried I’d be a dissapointment in person, even though I’m transparent on and off stream!
As they say, “Never meet your idol!” (Though, I’m by no means an Idol, haha!) but apparently they were happy to see me, we’re still friends!
I also got to meet a fellow team member recently, Excal1bur! We’ve grown quite close and have actually decided to start a romantic relationship! It’s quite exciting and it’s going super well for us so far!
Can you give any advice to anyone looking to start streaming?
Networking is important but honestly, if you just hang out and support other streamers and be involved in other communities, people get curious and come check you out without even having to be asked!
Other than that, never be afraid to just do it! Go live, have fun and remember, don’t stop talking, even if you’re blabbing to yourself! Lurkers exist and they’re just as important as active chatters!
You CAN do it, so why not just start up and have fun?!
When can people catch your streams?
Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays!
I’m usually live all day but to catch exactly when, Twitter and Discord are best for keeping in the loop!
Heck yeah! I live to spread the love!
What are your social profiles so people can follow you?
The main ones related to streaming are Twitter and Discord but I use Youtube and DeviantART too!
Just search for “ZeldasTwin” and you’re likely to find me! 🙂