IRL streamer instantly regrets agreeing to eat disgusting giant bug - Dexerto
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IRL streamer instantly regrets agreeing to eat disgusting giant bug

Published: 18/Nov/2019 18:53 Updated: 18/Nov/2019 18:59

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch star Kiaraakitty is well-known for her IRL travel streams, where she embraces other cultures. Her trip to Bangkok, Thailand, was no exception, though she was left looking disgusted after her first bite of a giant bug.

For her part, Kiara had been very open-minded to trying new foods while on her trip, including a scorpion that she barely managed to eat despite a look of sheer disgust on her face with every bite.

On November 18, the streamer was walking around a market area and wanted to try eating a new bug for the first time.

“Very big and juicy,” she told her stream while she held up the insect for inspection.

Before she could pop the bug into her mouth, Kiara’s friend showed up and was shocked that she decided to purchase the gross-looking food item. “You actually decided to get that?” she asked.

“I’m gonna try this one,” she replied and took a big bite while her friend stared on with her mouth gasped wide in disbelief.

While the brave Kiara seemed confident that she would enjoy eating the insect, she immediately appeared to dislike the taste. Meanwhile, the people she bought the creature from just looked on with awkward grins on their faces.

Eventually, one of the two salesmen decided to help the young streamer out by taking the wings off the bug.

“Oh, you weren’t meant to eat the wings,” her friend observed. Kiara, now with her food correctly prepared, spit the winged insect into a napkin before taking a bite of the wingless snack.

On the second go, the traveler enjoyed the ‘treat’ and said it reminded her of the taste of prawn skin.

“I was pretty disturbed by it,” Kiara’s friend admitted. “The inside alone.”

Bugs as food are prevalent in Thailand and as such, bred for consumption. Local food markets often feature edible bug tables where vendors sell their products.

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Who is Granny? The rising Twitch star who streams as a grandma

Published: 26/Nov/2020 23:45 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 23:46

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch is home to some pretty outlandish personalities, but none may be as unique as the rising streamer known only as Granny.

Dressed in a bright white wig, oversized glasses, and attire that you could have sworn you’ve seen the elderly wear, Granny takes the character to the extreme.

If you thought the outfit or persona was the limit of the character, think again. Just like how Dr Disrespect streams from his legendary “arena,” Granny has her own broadcast center of sorts.

From Granny’s house to Twitch

Her streams begin, amusingly enough, with an old house in a green meadow surrounded by rainbows, flowers and chirping birds.

Twitch streamer Granny begins a broadcast.
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Granny begins her streams in a pink house surrounded by rainbows.

After introducing herself, talking to viewers from inside the big pink home that looks like it’s ripped from either Lord of the Rings or Teletubbies, the gameplay kicks off.

What makes Granny’s choice of games so hilarious is that she’s made a habit of streaming titles such as Dead by Daylight, which are the complete opposite of the happy-go-lucky nature of the intro.

Fans are absolutely loving it. Since starting the stream, Granny has amassed nearly 30,000 followers and is growing on other platforms such as YouTube.

Climbing the Twitch ranks

Speaking with Dexerto, the entertainer refused to break character, further, cementing the concept that this was a grandma streaming on the Amazon-owned platform.

Granny claims it all began when she was working for a finance firm in New York City for three years and was beginning to feel worn out.

“Right around that time, Red Dead Redemption 2 came out and I found a huge comfort being immersed in that world while I took time to recover and figure out my next steps,” the streamer explained.

“When Red Dead Online was released I started to make friends on the proximity voice chat and they told me I should try my hand at streaming. In February 2019 I moved to New Zealand to go all-in on starting a Twitch channel, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision.”

That said, she does have plans to return to New York at some point in 2021, so fans should be sure to be on the lookout for that.

While the climb up the Twitch ranks has been a journey since it first began in January of 2019, the streamer does have a few favorite moments.

 

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“A couple of exciting milestones along the way have been Trixie Mattel and TPAIN discovering the stream,” she happily noted. “They love joining in now and again to help repair the ice cream machines in Dead By Daylight.”

Going into 2021, Granny is definitely going to be one of the streamers to watch out for, especially if she continues to get noticed by some larger members of the community.