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Twitch streamer’s dog decides it wants to be star of the show

Published: 2/Dec/2019 12:13 Updated: 8/Dec/2019 20:21

by Matt Porter

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They say that entertainers should never work with children or animals, and Twitch streamer ThaButtress found that out when her dog decided she wanted to be center of attention during her December 1 broadcast.

The beautiful nature of live streaming is the fact that anything can happen at any moment, with many content creators playing their part in hilarious real-time moments that they could never have expected.

Adding animals into the mix can make things even funnier, as ThaButtress quickly realized when the dog decided that she was tired of her owner focusing on her audience instead of her, and took matters into her own paws.

Instagram: ThaButtressThaButtess’s stream was interrupted by one of her adorable pups.

While building models of Gundams, giant robots from Japanese anime, the streamer was putting together the arm as the final piece of her building for the day. Her dog was clearly growing impatient that her owner had sat in front of the screen for six hours instead of paying attention to her, and made herself the star of the show as the broadcast wound down.

As she worked on her figurine, the dog could be heard groaning and moaning in the background, starting off softly before becoming the most distracting noise imaginable.

Eventually, the pup managed to hop onto its hind legs and paw at the streamer’s arm, who switched her camera to show the dog resting on her forearm. “This dog is so cute,” she told her stream, before dropping some treats on the ground for her canine companion.

ThaButtress isn’t the only streamer to be upstaged by their dog, with fellow broadcaster ChloeLock’s decision to bark at her dog leading to it freaking out on November 28. Even cats have been known to wreak havoc, with Chisaihato left in stitches after cutting to her “cat camera” at the worst possible moment.

With pets often viewed as part of the family, it’s no surprise that streamers want to show them off on stream and let them be part of their profession, and some creators like MayaHiga even use the platform as a way to raise money for animals in need around the world.

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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.