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.
Today, I want to introduce to you to Jeliana867! She is a dope streamer, a great content creator and broadcaster. She is a variety streamer and I wanted to share her story with you. So “What’s Their Twitch?”, you can find her at https://www.twitch.tv/jeliana867 . She has no set streaming schedule at the moment so make sure you subscribe to catch the notifications of the streams. You can also follow her on Instagram @Witchyjeli and Twitter @Jeliana867.
Give us an introduction to who you are and the in and outs of your broadcast.
I go by Jeli or Jeliana and I’m a variety streamer, a cosplayer and an introvert witch in training. I tend to be a quiet when I game (unless I get annoyed at the game) but when I have friends to game with, my personality shines through. My community is small but growing, we are the witches and wizards of the corridor and we welcome all types of magical beings with open arms.
Twitch is all about games and creativity. What type of content do you stream on your channel?
I stream a variety of different games. I go from games like Overwatch, Genshin Impact and Elder Scrolls Online to Borderlands 2, Dead By Daylight and Minecraft. One genre of games I absolutely can not play is horror games, I like living very much and would not like to put myself in an early grave from jump scares. I also do art streams from time to time of my paintings
What made you start this journey in streaming and when did you start?
I started because I was inspired by a couple of people I watched on twitch for a while and to also get out of my introverted shell. I started in 2017, I was stressed from my college classes and needed to unwind. I decided to play Don’t Starve Together on my tiny laptop and decided why not go live? That first stream was terrifying but I did have a couple of people stop by and say hello and kept me company while I played. I even made some of them laugh
What are some of the issues and challenges that you’ve faced on Twitch and how did you overcome them?
When I finally did a stream with my bad webcam, I had someone come in and call me a gorilla. That really struck a cord with me and I ended up not streaming again until the summer of 2018 when I felt more comfortable. After a couple months, I ended up joining a few discords for POC women in gaming (BGGC, BGG) and they helped me through it and are continuing to do so still.
What are some of the resources and support that you use, that’s out there for creating a broadcast on Twitch?
I’ve used Canva to make my overlays, panels and banner before I was able to commission
someone. I helped bring out my own style to my stream and people even asked me about them like who made them, etc.
Blerd is all things nerd and geek through a people of color culture lens. What makes you a blerd?
What makes me a Blerd is happiness and excitement for new games, new cosplays, anime and comics. In high school, liking anime you were automatically considered a weirdo. But now, I have found people who are like me, like the same things I do and won’t judge me when I get excited about things.
You’ve only been given 3 games to play for the rest of your life, what are you playing and why?
Sims 4, Borderlands 2 and Don’t’ Starve Together. The reason I choose these games is because DST first got me into streaming and helped me make new friends in steam. Sims was a game I could go into and pretend to be a better version of myself or even have a whole storyline with character’s I’ve designed. And Borderlands 2 is the only shooter game I actually like and could play for hours with or without my friends
Which video game character is bae?
Ok this is hard but don’t judge me…… Zhongli from Genshin Impact.
If you have played the game and heard his voice, you’ll understand lol.
What’s a game that you absolutely hate but everyone else might like?
Apex, that game makes me rage so much and I don’t know why, I can’t even handle it with friends tbh
Your favorite person is making your favorite dish, who is it and what is it?
My mom (may she rest in peace) fixing me some curry chicken. I may have Jamaican roots but I don’t have the spice tolerance so my mom would make me curry chicken without the spiciness and I would tear it up
If you could be any superhero who would it be and why?
Raven from Teen Titans or Violet from The Incredibles. Both are a mix of my personality, how I pick my morals and because I am fiercely protective of my friends and family. I understood them as a child and then still do now as an adult.
Round 3 Final Boss Battle:
-Playstation or Xbox?
-Pepsi or Coke?
I don’t do coke so Pepsi lol
-Night or day?
Night, I’m always staying up too late lol
-Summer or Winter?
-Cat or dog?
-Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network?
I wish I could choose both but I’ll say Cartoon Network because of my childhood classics; Power Puff girls, Totally Spies and Teen Titans
-Fresh Prince or Martin?
Martin, he always made me laugh
-McDonald’s or Burger King?
McDonalds for the fries alone
-Super Mario or Sonic?
Super Mario even though I’ve never played a Mario game lol