Hey Blerd Fam, hey! If you didn’t know, Twitch is the platform for everything gaming-related and creativity. You can find some of the biggest names in the gaming community there. I wanted to create a spotlight for growing Twitch streamers that I know you will enjoy.
Up next, I want to introduce to you Drunkn_Buddha! He’s a master at Apex Legends and cheffin’ it up in the kitchen putting a spin on your favorite dishes. I wanted to share his story with you. So “What’s Their Twitch?”, you can find Drunkn_Buddha at www.twitch.tv/drunkn_buddha. He doesn’t have a set schedule, but you can catch him Monday through Friday gaming and cooking in the kitchen on Saturdays! Follow Drunkn_Buddha on his social media, Twitter @drunkn_buddha, Instagram @drunkn_buddha, and on YouTube www.youtube.com/drunknbuddha.
Give us an introduction to who you are and the in and outs of your broadcast. Share with the class about your Twitch channel and your community.
Well, I’m Drunkn_Budddha – a self-taught home cook that likes to play around in the kitchen and play a lot of video games. What you’ll find on my channel is mainly me playing Apex Legends during the week. On Saturday, I produce a live cooking show from my kitchen. The community is so amazing too! I love the heck out of the community that has come and grown together during my Twitch journey.
Twitch is all about games and creativity. What type of content do you stream on your channel?
As of late, I’d consider myself an Apex Legends and a Food & Drink streamer. I’m either playing Apex Legends or doing a cooking stream on the weekend. Occasionally, I’ll play other action/adventure games. You will also get a lot of very chill and relaxing vibes on my channel. I’m a sweat in Apex, but I still keep a chill energy about it.
What made you start this journey in streaming and when did you start?
That’s a two-part answer. I initially started streaming around 2014. @/capntrippz, my best friend and fellow Twitch Streamer told me about the platform around the release of Destiny. I messed around on it for about a year but gave it up because I was in undergrad school full-time and working part-time – I just didn’t have the time. Fast-forward to February 2019, I had just finished graduate school and was in a pretty place in my life. I started this second time around I started streaming because I missed the community and the interaction. I really just wanted the be able to share my love for video games again The cooking aspect was never planned or a thought back in February.
What are some of the issues and challenges that you’ve faced on Twitch and how did you overcome them?
I think I face the same issues and challenges that my peers face; trying to define my brand & gaming niche, learning to embrace myself, unapologetically; and creating a space and community that is reflective of me. Honestly, the challenges I mentioned resolved themselves over time. I try to keep things very laid back with how I operate regarding Twitch. As time moved on and I continued streaming how I defined myself and my gaming niche evolved over time. I’m sure that it will continue to evolve as just as I will as a content creator, how the channel will, and how the community will.
What are some of the resources and support that you use, that’s out there for creating a broadcast on Twitch?
Well, there is Google and YouTube. But there is a myriad of resources and support systems out there. During my journey, I lean on my fellow content creators for support, peers & role models alike. Between Google, YouTube, and reaching out to other streamers I know for advice and to help point in the right direction if they don’t have the answers.
Blerd is all things nerd and geek through a people of color culture lens. What makes you a blerd?
I’m a Blerd before being a Blerd was a thing. I was in the Math club, Deca Club, FBLA Club, Drama Club during school. I took a lot of AP classes in high school and I was a huge anime fan growing up. I would trade Pokémon cards with my friends and even draw our own DBZ comic panels. I also played sports and a ton of video games too. I always thought of myself as a cool nerd that happened to be a jock. I’ve always been a Black nerd. I am a Black nerd.
You’ve only been given 3 games to play for the rest of your life, what are you playing and why?
Apex Legends because it’s life! Lol! RDR2, sometimes I like to slow things down and go for a horseback ride across the wild west Bloodborne, I suck at it now, but hopefully, I’ll be able to do a hitless run if it’s one of three games I play for the rest of my life.
Which video game character is bae?
Honestly, not one video game character jumps out at me for this one … wait .. ‘T-Bug’ or ‘Panam” from Cyberpunk 2077. Final answer.
What’s a game that you absolutely hate but everyone else might like?
It was Apex until I started playing in Season 6, now . . . no clue what the game is.
Your favorite person is making your favorite dish, who is it and what is it?
Chef Resha ….she can cook me ANYTHING!
If you could be any superhero who would it be and why?
Probably Tony Stark, I wouldn’t really have to change my name that much, I wouldn’t have to keep it a secret, and I’d be wealthy!
Round 3 Final Boss Battle:
-Playstation or Xbox?
As 2019, PC
-Pepsi or Coke?
Allow me to answer in the form of a quote from a song:
“ Pepsi, Coca-Cola same thing
Dave Chapelle said that, the one that taste the best
Was the one that was paying him the most at the time”
Late Night in Kauai – Childish Gambino
-Night or day?
I’m a night owl by default but I like doing things early in the day if I can – so I can enjoy my nights.
-Summer or Winter?
-Cat or dog?
-Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network?
Cartoon Network had Toonami and Adult Swim … it’s a no brainer
-Fresh Prince or Martin?
-McDonald’s or Burger King?
Neither, I never had BK or Mcdonald’s money
-Super Mario or Sonic?
Sonic! Sonic 2 on Sega Genesis was my first video game ever!