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It’s been quite the month.

I’ve been very lazy about my internet presence ever since the year started, but I have good excuses! 

First, I got the deathflu. Yes, despite getting a flu shot, I caught it, though the shot made it better than it could be. I couldn’t imagine having it worse than I did or for longer. It took me out for a full entire week of work, and I haven’t been that sick for a long time. 

It did something else awesome as well. I woke up one morning at the tail end of having the deathflu and...you know the lymph node area of your neck? It was swollen up huge. I looked like a frog and it just wouldn’t go away. I had to go get an ultrasound on it to find out if it was a mass, an abscess, or spiders. It turned out to be the god damn flu virus. About two weeks later it finally went the hell away.

Right after that garbage, I decided to be seen for the hip and leg pain I’ve been experiencing since last September. It’s to the point now where I’m having trouble just walking around or sitting. An X-ray revealed nothing, so I start physical therapy this week. I also bought a new bed to see if that helps, since mine sucks right now. 

Also this week: EMDR therapy, braces consultation, getting new tires put on my car, and probably some other crap. Who knows. 

So that’s why I haven’t done much streaming or anything else. I also went back to YouTube, as I feel it will be easier to maintain an audience there. 

I just played through Starcraft Remastered, the Terran campaign specifically, and I may stream a play through of that as three people have requested it. 

Potion

So, I had the flu forever, and then the lymph nodes in my neck swelled up, like I described. They ended up not being a mass or anything bad, just an after affect of the flu, but I’ve been coughing my head off and I look ridiculous.

Either way, I think I’m going to continue trying to stream tonight, probably more Sonic. 

I tried Twitch but I think I’m just going to stomach YouTube and go back to streaming for YTG. 

Still unsure of what game to do next... 

Ugh

What a damn week. 

I haven’t streamed or anything else for awhile because I managed to get the flu that’s been going around. I actually don’t know much of anyone that hasn’t caught it around here. 

That took me out for almost an entire week, and then I woke up with ultra swollen lymph nodes in my neck. Had to see a doctor and get an ultrasound and all that fun stuff.

Hoping to get back to streaming once I don’t look like a bullfrog. 

Moving away from Google/Youtube Gaming

If you didn't hear, Youtube changed their monetization requirements to something pretty much unobtainable for super small channels (like mine). I was starting to make good progress towards the old guidelines which required 10,000 lifetime views, and they pulled the rug out from under me.

I understand why they did it, and it's not like I'm here to make a few bucks from doing this, but it's still pretty discouraging. As a result, I'm going to move my game streaming over to Twitch once I'm done with Resident Evil 7.

I've never used much Google stuff to begin with, but ever since I got my iPhone I've gone back to Google search. It's been irritating me with all the redirects to Google apps, so I'm dumping them for DuckDuckGo. The dark theme is a big bonus of making the switch.

I'm not sure about Youtube itself. I'll probably still throw some videos on it when it makes sense, but I just don't see any of them getting views (plus my videos aren't exactly amazing anyways).