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Fitness streamer freaks out after spider hijacks Twitch broadcast

Published: 12/May/2020 20:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch streamer ‘ImVixie’ nearly had a meltdown during a May 12 broadcast when a spider infiltrated her house and startled the Norwegian entertainer.

ImVixie was in the middle of a fitness stream when she spotted a spider in her house and went into full panic mode, stopping everything she was doing in the process.

With her hands on her head, the 5’7 streamer stared at the wall trying to see where the lost eight-legged insect had run off to.

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ImVixie was really freaked out.

“I can’t see it!” she exclaimed while rocking back and forth. “It’s gone.”

A few moments later, much to the dismay of the fitness guru, she spotted it moving yet again. “It’s moving!” she cried. “It’s moving fast.”

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ImVixie started taking deep breaths.

The clearly distraught streamer started breathing heavily while wielding a kleenex intended to slay the creature.

“I need to like, prepare,” she said, psyching herself up.

The whole scene was certainly bizarre, with Vixie unsure how to act or deal with the spider, causing her to speak quickly and incoherently.

However, according to the streamer, she didn’t end up killing the insect, and wanted to take her mind off the ordeal by making food.

“I don’t know if I would call it a phobia,” the streamer replied when asked about the spider situation. “But I’m very, very scared of it.”

“I guess that’s a phobia. I don’t know. Like, I know in my head it’s super stupid, and it makes absolutely no sense,” she added. “But then like, I can’t help it.”

The fear of spiders is referred to as arachnophobia, and affects up to 6.1% of the global population.

Hopefully, the streamer can find the courage to confront her fear in the near future so she can stream in peace.

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Valkyrae explains why she took a break from YouTube streaming

Published: 18/Jan/2021 17:12

by Alice Hearing

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Streamer Valkyrae has explained why she took a break from YouTube streaming in her latest live on the platform.

Having just celebrated her 29th birthday, Valkyrae (real name Rachel Hofstetter) has shown no signs of slowing down in recent years, and her move from Twitch to YouTube at the start of 2020 has proven to be an incredible change for both herself and the YouTube streaming platform.

Just last week, Valkyrae took over from Pokimane as the most-watched female streamer with her 23.6m hours watched coming out above Pokimane’s 23.3m. But even the most successful creators struggle and need breaks.

Valkyrae recently took a week-long break from streaming, leading many to ponder what the reason might be.

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Valkyrae has become a huge name in the streaming world.

In her latest stream on Sunday, January 17, Valkyrae explained that she took a break because she had already fulfilled her contracted hours for streaming.

She said, “I signed a contract with YouTube a year ago and as some of you didn’t know and some of you did learn later, I have streaming hours to fulfill and I owe 100 hours a month, but I went a little crazy and streamed too much last year which is very bad for my health.”

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She said that the break was largely for the sake of both her mental and physical health, adding, “I turned 29 on January 8… it’s probably a good time to turn into an adult so I’m going to do that by probably changing my lifestyle a lot.”

She explained that she has problems with her gut-health and that she thinks she has an auto-immune skin disease, so as a result she’ll be changing up her diet and cooking more often.

Valkyrae took a break from social media in May last year for mental health reasons, and so she could take time away to focus on herself and her creativity.

In the future, Valkyrae’s fans can expect more cooking content as she focuses on changing up her lifestyle, she said, but that she will only stream her required hours rather than going overboard as she did in 2020.