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Community Focus – TheGeekChic

Playing Destiny is fun, but sometimes you are away from your console and still in the mood to see some Crucible action or Raid heroics. Through the miracle of online streaming, you can spectate a Trials of Osiris match while you’re on the bus, or from your desk at work. Just don’t let the boss find out. It’s not just about seeing some gameplay, but often about the connections you make with the people playing and others in the chat. We met up with a streamer who takes joy in creating a cozy online hangout for people to kick back and enjoy each other’s company. 

How long have you been playing games?

TGC: I have always been a gamer since I could remember. When I was four years old my dad recorded me sitting in the hospital waiting for my younger sister to be born. As he zoomed in on my tiny face immersed in the glowing screen of the Gameboy I was playing, he asked if I was stoked to have a baby sister. I answered with a simple “yup” before returning to my game. Oddly enough, when I was growing up, none of my family members were into gaming or anything of the like. I sort of just fell into it by playing my dad's Gameboy and NES, both of which were gifts to him that he never touched. 

As I grew older, I remained a kid at heart. Destiny was the first game I acquired for the PS4 and I completely fell in love with it from the start. With video games, I always knew within the first hour of playing it whether or not we were meant to start an adventure together. When I started streaming, I knew that Destiny was going to be one of the main games I played and the community totally took me under its wing. I have made some of my closest friends through this game. My own contribution to this community is to give back what it gave to me: a place where people can escape the realities of life and immerse themselves into an adventure.

Thanks for giving back. Where can we find you on the internet?

TGC: Mainly, you can find my bumbling through video games on Twitch. But I also like to pretend I'm funny sometimes on Twitter @thegeek_chic.

What is your favorite tool of destruction in the Destiny Sandbox?

TGC: Since my very first days in Destiny many moons ago, The Last Word has been my main gun. I've stuck with it through its ups and downs and will continue to do so no matter what. I feel like it is the gun that symbolizes my relationship with this game; we have both been around since the very beginning and will stick around for a long time.

It’s definitely a fun weapon to wield. There are a lot of great streams out there to watch. What is unique about yours?

TGC: Something that I've always aimed to accomplish from the very beginning is to create a place where people can come and feel like they are hanging out with friends. They can discuss the game or things that are going on in their own life. I'm not the best at any video game by far, but I know how to laugh at myself and I think taking yourself too seriously is super unhealthy. The best compliment that anyone can give my channel is that they feel completely at home there.

You have been here from the beginning. What has been your favorite memory from your time streaming Destiny?

TGC: Without being too sappy, I would say my favorite memories have revolved around all the “firsts” that we have completed on stream. First Raid completion, first Trials flawless, the acquiring of weapons that we feared RNG would never bless us with. It's awesome to be able to celebrate that with others in the stream who get just as excited as I do.

What would you say to other players who admire you and would also like to become streamers?

TGC: I would say absolutely get into streaming for the right reasons. Make sure you're having fun and playing games that you love. Don't do something just because you think it will make others happy because there is no pleasing everyone. As long as you are doing what you love, your audience will love it, too. Most importantly, as previously stated, don't take yourself too seriously. People will always try to bring you down. Just stick to doing what you love and you'll never know what you can accomplish.

Anything else you would like to add before we call it a wrap?

TGC: All I want to say is thank you. Thank you to this community that has completely changed my life and given me a home and a family on the internet.

We are glad that Destiny has been a hub for so many people to find each other and form long-lasting friendships. We appreciate players like TheGeekChic who create places for players to enjoy Destiny together. Stop by her channel sometime; it’s very welcoming.

We will be back next week with another Community Focus? If you have an idea on who you would like to see, write a post on the Community forum with the tag #CommunityFocus.

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