Toxic Stream Culture: Why I won’t support 24 hour streams

My latest for Thumbstick Mafia: Why I don’t support 24 hour streams.

Thumbstick Mafia

24 hours. 1440 minutes. 86400 seconds. 

I won’t pretend that I haven’t done ridiculous things for the love of video games and community but I personally believe that a gaming stream lasting 24 hours – for charity or not – is severely pushing the limitations of what is safe and healthy for a gamer.

What’s worse is that 24 hour streams have become a faint chant in the background as a rite of passage for streamers and an expectation by viewers. Are you really excited about reaching 100, 500, 1000 follows if you don’t do an absurdly long stream? It’s the proving ground of endurance and self harm as a way of showing love of community and culture and I’m absolutely disgusted by it.

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Gluten Free Pantry: Bob’s Red Mill GF Oatmeal w Flax & Chia

Breakfast is undeniably my favorite meal.  Its the only food type that has no restriction on time for me – but Celiacs has robbed me of the ability to feast on all of the delicious gluten that usually accompanies it.

Enter alternatives.  

wp-image-392829227I have always been a fan of Oatmeal.  I usually buy it in bulk and stay away from the flavored varieties but Bob’s Red Mill has been good to me so I decided to give it a try when I saw this at my local target.

Item name: Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oatmeal with brown sugar and maple.
It also has Flax seed and Chia for extra health. 😇

The packaging and easy preparation makes it great for a work place snack or a quick no fuss breakfast.

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Bone – Yrsa Daley-Ward

Emergency Warning 

I fell out of love with poetry for a while but was happy to rediscover it again in the say two years.  Yrsa Daley Ward made me feel like she was writing for me and the women I knew so intimately through nothing but heart ache.  

I encourage you to explore yourself in her work.