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Pokimane reveals strangest thing about living with Michael Reeves

Published: 19/Feb/2020 14:44

by Jacob Hale

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Popular YouTuber Michael Reeves was officially made a member of the content-creation collective OfflineTV in December 2019 and fellow member Pokimane has explained why living with him can be a bit of a strange experience.

Reeves found a fascinating niche in the YouTube space with his comedic engineering videos, bringing a bulk of personality to his wacky inventions and science experiments.

As such, he makes some interesting and unique content – but living with him and seeing it all come to life might be a bit disconcerting to those unfamiliar with the process and life of an inventor.

YouTube: Michael Reeves
Reeves has accrued over 3.5m subscribers on YouTube.

While watching one of his videos, in which he is quickly going through some of his inventions, Pokimane feels compelled to explain what it’s like living with the eccentric content creator.

“Here’s the thing about living with Michael Reeves,” she begins. “Every time you walk into his room, it just looks like a torture chamber, and you can’t tell whether it’s a personal kink hobby or, like, ‘I’m working.’”

“Are you really [working]?” she asks, joking about the fact that maybe some of the stranger inventions might not be for work at all.

She continues watching the video, and you can see why she compares his room to a torture chamber: he shows off a desk mat that electrocutes the user when you put your hand on it, inviting Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan to trial it – albeit, somewhat against his will.

Though it doesn’t appear to be that much of an issue for Poki, who clearly enjoys Reeves’ content, you could imagine how strange it must be walking into a housemate’s room not really knowing what to expect.

That said, the same could be said for a lot of content creators – though Michael’s may just be a little more unexpected.

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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.