What is a Shawty Pass? How to make TikTok’s next growing trend - Dexerto
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What is a Shawty Pass? How to make TikTok’s next growing trend

Published: 13/Jun/2020 23:36

by Alan Bernal

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The trend-setting clips from TikTok have given rise to a growing interest in ‘Shawty Pass’ badges for people to create and share with their friends, and here’s all you need to know to make one.

From viral dances to hilarious challenges, creators on TikTok have been devising great ways to connect with their communities by unleashing a series of easy-to-recreate concepts that anyone can do.

The latest in a long string of inventions, Shawty Passes are being touted to separate the casual video creators from the die-hard TikTokers who want to show off their creativity coupled with a personal flair, depending on how you make it.

What is a Shawty Pass?

There are a ton of people who are putting their own touch on Shawty Passes. Simply put, the passes are basic identification plaques that show off who you are in both the information it displays and the customization that goes into it.

Usually accompanied by Chris Brown’s ‘Look At Me Now,’ the Shawty Pass check has groups of friends all showing off their colorful creations in either digital or physical forms.

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TikTok users are stepping up their game with Shawty Passes

How to make a Shawty Pass?

The idea is that anyone can create these with any template, technique, and tones of colors they want, but they all have the same idea behind them.

Your Pass can get real flashy by downloading apps like Phonto and Picsart that let you get access to customizable fonts, drop in different backgrounds, add effects, and more.

Obviously you have to have ‘Shawty Pass’ at the top and some people even choose to include their ‘level’ such as The Maximum Ultimate Shawty – but, again, creativity is key here.

@_jenahessReply to @amelia.claire0 here’s the tutorial ya’ll have been askin for!! sorry i had to repost?✨##fyp ##shawtypass ##ArtSkills ##Walmart2hrExpress♬ original sound – clairerosinkranz

Aside from that, people list anything from their dates of birth, eye color, hair color, height, astrological signs, jobs, hobbies, and more. This isn’t an exhaustive list, get together with some friends to collaborate to see what you come up with to make yours unique.

After the finishing touches on the pass are made, show them off by showcasing them on your TikTok or go the extra mile and print them to laminate and share with your group.

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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.