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Rabenkatze - 17/04/19


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Rabenkatze - 17/04/19

Hey Rabenkatze! Welcome to RS-Meets - tell us a bit about yourself!

Hello! My name is Ulrike Katalin Zsikin aka RabenKatze, a German-Hungarian female who lives in Germany with her very noisy but fluffy cat, Lily. I´m also a self-taught artist  and love to create art through different mediums - especially when making art for others - I love putting smiles on their faces!

 

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Say hi to Rabenkatze!

Different mediums eh? That sounds...complex?!

Well, different art mediums like digital art, traditional pencil, paint illustrations etc, but I also like to work with craft mediums and other stuff to show my creative mind. Most members of my family are also very creative people so you could say I grew up in a creative environment. My older sister worked with the Bauhaus and has done many outdoor projects. My half-brother is a hobby illustrator and some of my cousins and uncles love photography. My mother likes to sew and craft and I could go on and on. It felt natural! As long as I can hold a pen, I can draw and create.


Wow. A family of artists - that's definitely a nurturing environment! And you stream as well? 

Yes! I started streaming to share my art with a new audience, as well as to practice my English conversation and above all, to meet new people! One day, I just woke up and wanted to give it a go. So far so good!! I think my English is quite good, but I never really get a chance to speak it in over here. Streams are definitely helping and I'm getting lots of positive feedback ^^ It's a big confidence booster! 


So how did Rabenkatze come about? How did you come up with it?

My brand name RabenKatze means Raven Cat. Two of my favourite animals - ravens and cats! But in my name, I like to think the Raven stands more for the colour black so its a black cat. In Germany, we have a saying - "Rabenschwarz" (Ravenblack) to describe something very dark, like the feathers of a Raven. So I combined it. Nothing more really to say about it ^^


Nice! Rabenschwarz, I'll have to remember that! What about your goals for Rabenkatze? What would you like to achieve?

I would be really happy if I could get my art out to even more people, and develop more support for my art and myself. My next goal is to open up a Online Shop with my own Designs, but that needs time and I will have to work hard to get there!


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Some of Rabenkatze's custom designs for @Sakuru93

 

Aside from content creation - what do you do for fun? How does Rabenkatze wind down at the end of a busy day?

Sometimes I like to play video games like World of Warcraft, Stardew Valley, Pokemon, My Time at Portia etc. Other times, you will find me watching other Twitch streamers, scrolling through Youtube videos, Netflix or just reading something in the bath! Next month I will be going to Düsseldorf to join in their annual 'Japan Day' celebrations with an old friend! There's a big Japanese community in the city and they celebrate culture exchange - lots of Japanese food, themed shows and a huge firework display! I can't wait!


It’s a classic desert island scenario - you can take only three items. What do you take?

Sketchbook. Pencil. Water.

 

Rapid fire time! Don't think, just answer! What is your all time favourite movie?

10 Things I Hate About You

 

TV Show?

Sailor Moon!

 

Game?

The Legend of Zelda

 

Book?

Watership Down

 

Food?

Any kind of soup! 

 

Are you part of any teams/networks you'd like to give a shout out to?

I´m a happy member of the Ember Gaming Network and the Hive. But I'd like to promote my current art project. I recently started up with some friends on DeviantArt called "Color4Everyone". Its about spreading creative freedom amongst young artists and fighting against "Cringe Culture" in the art community.

I'd also like to share this amazing podcast some friends of mine run:
https://golurkyourself.libsyn.com/website

 

Promo time - if you have an online presence, where can you be found??

Here is my Link-tree link to all my social medias/ Websites: https://linktr.ee/rabenkatzeartstudio. You can also reach me here : 
https://www.deviantart.com/raben-katze/gallery/66118580/Commission-works 

 

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Works for @DeadHeadDraven

GeekforgamingDK - 14/04/2019


RegalSausage

Tell us a bit about yourself!

Well I'm @geekforgamingdk, I'm 42 yrs old and father to a beautiful 15 year old girl. Going to get married to my long term girlfriend some day, we hope. I like to think of myself as a gamer extraordinare. You get gaming, streaming, fun...but, with years of hard-earned experience! I also hope to get out with that personal experience to teach others that there´s more to life than just what they see.

You're a streamer? Who/What inspired you to start doing it? What do you enjoy most about doing it?

Lady [my fiancée] did actually. I love gaming and she had just found out about streaming, and watched it virtually 24/7...so she encouraged me to try it! I enjoy talking and having fun with others - especially with the chance to make people laugh and smile! That, and the fact you get to meet so many new people!
 

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What's the story behind your brand? How did you come up with it?

I have always been called a geek/nerd and what ever. In the last few years, I've started taking it to heart and decided to incorporate that into my gaming and branding. I love games in all shapes and sizes. Oh. And I'm Danish!

 

What are your goals? What would you like to achieve?

My goal? Well I've already hit my first goal. Being a part of a streamer/gamer community. I LOVE to make people laugh and smile. So given the chance to entertain - on a bigger stage. As in seeing 50+ on my stream having a good time...just once. That would mean the world to me. IRL - I have two things I would love to do:
1) Go to a convention. Comic-con, Twitch-con; it doesn't matter which - I just want to meet like minded people and have fun!
2) To watch Tottenham Hotspur play live!

 

Aside from Content Creation - what do you do for fun? How do you wind down?

I cook and bake. I LOVE standing in the kitchen. Just having fun trying out new stuff with some good music in the background...Best feeling for me. I love trying out new recipes - whether it´s a pie, cake, dinner or dessert, it does not matter. As long as i know that people will enjoy it.
 

It’s a classic desert island scenario - you can take only three items. What do you take?

Lighter. Knife. Spotify.

 

You mentioned earlier that you were part of a Community - would you like to give a shout out?

I'm part of the Forge and TeamBeanie!

 

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Rapid fire time - don’t think just answer! What is your all time favourite movie:

Stand By Me

 

Favourite TV Show:

Supernatural

 

Favourite Game:

Cards Against Humanity

 

Favourite Book:

'My Father's Glory and My Mother's Castle' by Marcel Pagnol

 

Favourite Food:

Burgers. Denmark style!

 

Promo time - if you have an online presence, where can you be found?

Twitter: https://twitter.com/geekforgamingdk
Facebook: https://facebook.com/GeekForGamingDK
Twitch: https://twitch.tv/geekforgamingdk
Youtube: https://youtube.com/viksfar [Gonna start up a Geekforgamingdk there also, but haven't got that far yet]



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Wochinimen - 19/10/18


RegalSausage

So. @wochinimen - tell me a bit about yourself! What do you do? 

My name is Alberto, Italian by birth but have been living in UK since 2011. I own a tabletop gaming shop in Chesterfield. In my spare time I mostly play MMOs, first person shooters, and card games, but my interests are vast & span across multiple genres (except horrors, I don’t like jump scares!) I try to stream every day at least once! 


At what point did you decide that you wanted to open a shop?

I decided that I wanted to open a gaming shop when I was 11. I’m 38 now – so it was a long build up!


What’s the story behind your brand? How did you come up with it?

The name ‘Wochinimen’ comes from my first World of Warcraft character, a Tauren Shaman and it means “I eat you” in chinese (wo = I chi = eat nimen = you). The “chi” part pronounced the same of the “chee” of cheese! This then created the “Wochimonster” which is the mascot of my channel now!

 

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The Wochimonster!

 

 

I like it. So how often does the Wochimonster come out to play IRL? Do online and IRL personas clash?

Most of the people watching me are also my customers, so yeah – the two personas do come together quite often. Especially if I am playing ‘Magic the Gathering! 


So you stream? What inspired you to take it up?  

Yes I stream! Mostly as relaxation therapy and to entertain my wife and friends! I started with the inbuilt Facebook go-live for Diablo 3, back in December 2017. People enjoyed it so I decided to invest in a second monitor and opened an account on Twitch. I reached affiliate in March 2018 and have basically streamed every day since then! 


Do you have any advice for people looking to take up streaming? 

If anyone want to make streaming as a full time job, they shouldn’t expect to become the next big thing with the snap of a finger. There is a lot of hard work, networking, media managing and money investment involved. It is a serious thing even if is just “playing video games”, but everything in the long run pays off. Do not try to imitate other streamers, be yourself! 


What are your goals? What do you hope to achieve - IRL or online? 

Growth and a bigger audience are the main goals, Partner status is way out of reach (at the moment) so I settle for goals I can achieve 😄


What’s the thing you enjoy most about what you do - IRL or online?

My IRL is my day to day work in my shop, I love it but the escape in the video game world is what relaxes me!  


What do you do for fun? 

Boardgames and Roleplaying Games in my shop in addition to the video gaming I do at home!


So as a self-confessed board game fanatic and shop owner, you must have seen thousands of different games. But which are your favourites?

- Pandemic Legacy Season 1
- Carcassonne
- Gloomhaven

 

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A wild Wochinimen in his natural habitat....

 

Rapid fire time - don’t think just answer! What is your all-time favourite: 

- Movie?                Matrix
- TV Show?           Scorpion
- Game?                World of Warcraft
- Book?                 The Lord of the Rings
- Food?                 Fried Chicken


Are you part of any teams/networks you’d like to give a shout out to?

I am part of the admin team at #TheForge - a great place to talk about geek stuff, and meet likeminded geeks! We also have a sizeable The Division 2 clan, so if anyone wants to join in - give me a shout!


What’s next for you?  

A stack of decks of Magic The Gathering I have just built!


Promo time - if you have an online presence, where can you be found?? 

You can find me at https://twitch.tv/wochinimen, and my twitter handle is @wochinimen!

JoeR247 - 12/10/18


RegalSausage

In the first of the 'RS-MEETS' series we have @JoeR247. Joe is one of those people who always seems to go out of their way to help someone and, surprise surprise, was the first to reach out and volunteer for this segment!



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Part of JoeR247 Empires

 

Tell us a bit about yourself! What do you do?

I am JoeR247 of JoeR247 Empires. I am and have been predominantly a Twitch.tv streamer since December 2017. I also dabble on YouTube with exports of streams, and frequent Clip/Highlight montage videos. I'm a variety streamer, having started out streaming games I loved growing up, and have since branched out into more and more games, indie or Triple A and everything in between.

 

What’s the story behind your brand? How did you come up with it?

JoeR247 isn’t really a fancy name. I took aspects of my real name and tried to make and Xbox Live account back when the 360 came out. I tried a few combinations but all were taken. Xbox then suggested JoeR247 and I rolled with it. Here we are in 2018 still rocking it. Only now I have a logo, clothing with said logo on, 500 stickers, a Bottle opener engraved with JoeR247 and a website/Twitch/Instagram/Twitter/YouTube channels all branded up to the hilt with my design.
 

So you're a content creator?
 
Yes! I stream every other night, UK evening times and afternoons on weekends! Done so ever since December 2017 and I have loved every minute of it. Safe to say it is one of my new passions in life and when not sleeping I am generally working on or thinking of new ideas for the channel. In terms of my streams, I mainly stream video game content. I started with Football Manager and Battlefield 4, games I played at the time. The first ever stream was just Football Manager as a test that my PC could run it. Just the game, no Mic, no Cam, no overlays, no panels or anything. After that, I tried some Battlefield 4, with an old Mic headset I had. I did a stream for an hour, did alright in the game and tried not to be shy (this was all new and weird to me at the time…).

I come to watch the VOD back. I was muted…. The game capture screwed up. You could only see ¼ of the game screen. FML…

Back to the drawing board. I invested some money in the PC, got a basic cam and made some overlays and started a Lets Play of Need For Speed Most Wanted from 2005 and Theme Hospital. Some Classic games from my Childhood. Things started to pick up from there. Before I knew it, it was January, I had 50 odd followers and got the invite email to be a Twitch Affiliate!

Right now, I’ve completed a few Let’s plays of different games, Need for Speed Carbon, Pokémon Soul Silver, Burnout Paradise, Forza Horizon 3, COD Modern Warfare 1, LEGO Star Wars, GTA V, Driver San Francisco, Cities Skylines and Two Point Hospital.

 

What would you say has been your highlight?

My proudest moment so far, was being involved with SEGA Europe and Two Point Studios on the Launch day stream of Two Point Hospital, and being hosted on the Official SEGA Twitch channel.
I had been in constant communication on Twitter with the official page of Two Point Hospital ever since they revealed the game and kept being involved and interacting with them. Eventually, 2 months before release, they contacted me about going to London to SEGA Europe HQ to play a preview of the game and record an Interview with the developers! I booked some time of work and made arrangements to get to London and back! 

On the day, I turned up, met some real famous content creators (aka 2 million subs on YouTube style famous) and got to play this game I had been secretly wanting ever since 1997 and record footage of it. Eventually, they asked if I wanted to go interview some Developers. Little old JoeR247 vs a proper game dev… recording with just my Mobile phone… The video is on my YouTube if you want to see it, but I wish I had a proper Mic… 😄

Anyway awesome day at SEGA, took my photo with Sonic and then went away. I then got given an early access Key of the game to stream and then go invited to take part in the Launch day stream. Me on at 10pm on the SEGA Twitch channel following a big Twitch partner. 
Doubt I’ll ever do anything like that again in my life. It was amazing. Shout out to SEGA for inviting my 400-500 follower channel to their awesome event.

 

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Getting a host from the Official SEGA account is always a win!

 

Who or what inspired you to take streaming up? 

I had always been a big fan of YouTube and gaming content online, but never had the confidence or tech or good upload speed to even consider it. Eventually, I moved house to a home which had Fibre broadband and a good upload speed. I had my gaming PC and was falling out of love with Video games. I decided to give it a try and see if I could get back into gaming. It worked.

I had watched channels such NerdCubed, ManyATrueNerd, DoctorBenjyFM, Two Best Friends Play, Funhaus for many years and wanted to see if I could do it too. I gave Twitch ago as I though it was the easiest method. No recording, editing and uploading videos, just straight Live recording.
 
How hard could it be…

  
What are your goals? What do you hope to achieve - IRL or online?

I don’t really have goals other than to keep having fun and getting to know and meet more people in the gaming community I can spend a good time with. Obviously getting to a stage where I can do this full time is the dream, but I can’t ever envisage that happening so I just concentrate on making the best most fun content I can make and grow my community.

  
Do you have any advice for people looking to take up streaming?

Just do it. Research as much as you can and take it one day at a time, one stream at a time. There is a reason they call it “The Grind”, but it can be a fun grind.

Never focus on the numbers and just concentrate on making bonds with viewers and other streamers. Spend 60% of your free time Networking and 40% actually making content.

Obviously, make sure IRL always comes first and try to avoid burnout. If you get negative comments or trolls, ban them and move on. I’d rather have 0 people in my stream than 50/100 trolls.

Concentrate on being entertaining. Imagine you are broadcasting to millions, even if nobody is there. Nobody wants to listen to silence so keep talking, describe what you see, what you are doing, why you are doing what you are doing. Ask questions in hope that someone lurking would answer.

There’s millions of guides and resources out there filled with loads of knowledge, just don’t be shy. Go join a team or community and network until you can network no more!

  
Streaming aside - what do you do for fun?

I am a nerd/gamer/geek. I do nerd/gamer/geek things. I do TV boxsets, I do film, I go socialise with friends and family. I enjoy visiting game and comic cons. Just your bog standard pop culture enthusiast. I recently also got a posh camera so I’m still trying to work out what all the buttons do from time to time as well – when the weather is nice… in the UK… So not that much really…

  
It’s a classic desert island scenario - you can take only three items. What do you take?

Phone with unlimited data and Twitch/YouTube apps
Solar powered Power Bank
Big bag of WhamBar sweets

  
Rapid fire time - don’t think just answer! What is your all time favourite:

- Movie? Shawshank Redemption
- TV Show? Game of Thrones
- Game? Theme Hospital
- Book? The Secret Footballer
- Food? Chinese Takeaway – Chicken Green Peppers and Black Bean Sauce, Salt and Pepper 
  Chips, Egg Fried Rice, Spring Rolls, Prawn Toast and Prawn Crackers. Nom

  
Are you part of any teams/networks you’d like to give a shout out to?

Urm, I am Co-Founder of WeAreHIVE. We are a community which I started in June/July 2018 with fellow Streamers BekahBear101 and CKiiDD. I have loads of awesome friends in their, streamers, youtubers, musicians, artists, you name it, we probably have it.

Plenty of resources for helping you grow and network and make friends for life! I got to meet up with loads of them at UK Gaming convention EGX 2018 which was amazing to finally do!
So yeah, @WeAreHIVE, on twitter for all the details. I enjoy being part of the Swarm
But I would say that, I’m slightly biased 😛

 

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What’s next for you? 

Just keep on the “Grind” and keep having fun doing my weird hobby on the internet. Keep finding new people to game and talk about gaming and all things pop culture with, and maybe, just maybe, one day get that little Purple tick next to my name in Twitch. 
I can dream right?

  
Promo time - if you have an online presence, where can you be found??

Time for a Link dump! If you’ve made it this far, well done. If you’re mad enough to want more JoeR247 in your life – I salute you – then click these links

Website – https://www.JoeR247.com
Twitch – https://www.twitch.tv/JoeR247
Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/JoeR247
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/JoeR247
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/joer_247

 

Lots of Love
Joe
JoeR247 Empires

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