Where have I been?

Hello everyone,

I would like to apologize for my absence from streaming over the past month. I know many of you have been wondering where I’ve been, so I wanted to take a moment to explain and share what’s been going on.

June turned out to be an incredibly hectic month for me. It all started with our Streamaversary event, which was fantastic, but it required a lot of energy and preparation. Following that, I found myself caught up in a whirlwind of work commitments, without a single day off except for the weekends. Even those weekends were filled with other engagements, including Pride weekend and a smaller local convention. As an introverted person, all these social interactions can be quite draining for me.

In addition to that, I’ve been heavily involved in a new project called Heroes Hideaway. Initially, it was started by a friend of mine as a school project. However, we have now made the decision to separate it from his class and turn it into a proper YouTube channel. It has been quite a learning experience for me, as I’ve never scripted or recorded a video for YouTube before. The process has been long and challenging, but I’m proud to say that the first video is finally out, and I’m genuinely happy with the result, considering it’s my first attempt.

So, to put it simply, I’ve been keeping myself busy. Some of you may have noticed that I still play games on Discord regularly, and you might wonder why I haven’t been streaming those sessions. Well, it’s important to me to have moments where I can play games without an audience, just doing my own thing, like watching YouTube videos or listening to the music I enjoy.

One of the significant aspects of streaming for me is the interaction with all of you. I love being able to engage with viewers, whether it’s discussing Star Trek, sharing life experiences, or just having a good chat. When that interaction is absent, it can feel a bit lackluster. I understand that it might sound like I’m complaining about not having enough views, which I know isn’t the right approach. But it’s important to acknowledge that this is part of the reason for my infrequent streaming lately. To address this, I’ve been exploring other content avenues, such as reaction videos on Genysism and creating new content for Heroes Hideaway. While I haven’t generated any content for Cynitech yet, it’s another project that I’m eager to work on. However, I want to make sure I take the time to decide the best direction for it.

In addition, I want to share one of my favorite memories with all of you. It happened during a night of playing Star Trek Online when a small group of people joined our session from another Star Trek channel. What started as a raid turned into a passionate yet respectful debate about the direction of “NuTrek.” While one viewer expressed their contentment with the current direction, I couldn’t help but voice my dissatisfaction. Despite our differing opinions, the engagement remained pleasant and civil throughout. That experience left a lasting impression on me, and ever since, I’ve been longing for more of that energetic and thought-provoking interaction.

Remember, you can always join our Discord server to stay updated on when anyone from The Collective goes live, including VoidMage, SoullesFire, myself, and some special guests. Additionally, you can follow me on Twitter, where I share my thoughts on various topics, from game announcements to personal reflections. I also announce new videos from all my channels on both Twitter and Discord.

Thank you all for your understanding and continued support. I genuinely appreciate each and every one of you. I’m looking forward to reconnecting and streaming more frequently in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for exciting content and engaging streams!