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So most of you probably saw the post about yours truly playing Titan Souls and are thinking...who the fuck is this guy!? Well, I'm Jed and I used to write here a lot and it was pretty meh at best. I figured it would be in my best interest to update this with a new introduction post as A LOT has changed since my original.
First things first, let's get them labels out of the way: 27, bisexual, bearded, man, polyamorous (eventually), partnered YouTuber and Twitch streamer. I have a lovely boyfriend named Gage that I've been with for over a year and a half, he is what they call "rather fem" and adorable, I love him. Gage mostly plays RPGs with his current addictions being Dragon Age: Inquisition, Fantasy Life and Smite. I mostly play... everything. Recently it is almost exclusively Super Smash Bros. and Pokemon though, as that is what my viewers want, plus I'm pretty okay at Smash.
I've written for a couple of sites that are now mostly defunct. Girls Entertainment Network first, then here on the cblogs, and then I started my own site Tomodom, a site dedicated to given underrepresented voices in game journalism a place to make their voices heard. I had started to plan for a Kickstarter to be called DIG: Diversity and Inclusivity in Gaming, that was to be a series of games with unique characters with unexplored stories. Sadly both projects are now put on the backburner, though may be explored in the future. I plan on writing a bit about them and lessons learned in future cblogs.
Currently I mostly do let's plays / live streams of games at least 5 days a week typically at 12am EST. I've went from 600 followers to 6,500 and partnered within a year on Twitch, and have been able to pay my rent ($250, it is split 5 ways) just from the ad revenue / subscribers between that my 2 YouTube channels. Currently I put in 40 hours a week at my boring corporate IT desk job, and at least 30+ hours a week on Twitch / YouTube. So as you could imagine, I don't have much free time or social life outside of work.
But it is all worth it. Besides being something I can see myself doing for a living in the future, I get to have a positive impact on people's lives. I'm very open with who I am in everything I do, and especially on Twitch. I know as someone who didn't have many friends when I was younger, and when I was closeted, I wished someplace like the community in my Twitch channel existed. There have been people come out gay, trans, etc. for the first time in their lives in our chat because they feel at home, safe, welcomed. People send me messages of thanks for providing them entertainment, or a safe place. Others lurk in chat and randomly make donations to ensure I can afford to continue doing what I do (without me asking). Honeslty I don't have much of a social life to begin with working a late second shift, so Twitch has kind of given me one, as well as a lot of the people in my chat.
Anyways, I plan on starting to writitng here as often as I can and making Destructoid my home again (not that it hasn't been my home page for years). I've always liked this place. Also, cocks.
I leave you with a quote:
"If you love something, go do it. If you want to get paid to do something you love, don’t wait for someone to pay you to do it, do it until someone pays you to not stop doing it." - Max Scoville