2022: Streams Every Day

Okay, so I hate calling a shot before taking it, but…

My goal for 2022 is going to be to stream every day for at least an hour. That’ll be 365 streams in total, each live at kolin.live (which is twitch, which I’m in the process of changing the name on)

That being said, I hope to have a wide variety of things to stream, not just in the world of video games, but other things as well, considering that my life doesn’t always have space for me to be at my computer.

Anywho… 2020 was actually a very creative year for me, and 2021 was unfortunately not at all. So, the overall goal for 2022 is to be creative more often and with more effort.

I’ll have more brain stuff put together, but for now, I just wanted to get this “announcement” of sorts published and out there.

First stream will start tonight! Follow on all the things to be updated and such.

Love you all, let’s make 2022 an awesome year!

Stream Update | May 25th, 2020

It seems as though I’m doing these updates on Mondays, now.

So… some good news, in the event you haven’t heard on my last few streams: I’m going back to work! This means the 10am streams are no longer going to be a thing, at least during the weekdays. I hope to be able to continue my evening streams from here on.

That being said, starting tomorrow at 8pm Eastern Time, I’ll be going live with more World of Warcraft goodness.

Otherwise, it’s going to be great to get back to work, while I’ve been enjoying the life of a full-time streamer, it’s great to be able to be out and about producing content again. For clarity: I’m not out dealing with the public in any way. I’m also in a studio with less than 9 other people.

Anyway, this week is going to be interesting, and I’m looking forward to it. Hopefully, I’ll get some drone flying in, too!

Just Another Saturday Night

I’m just sitting here at my desk, thinking about things while I’m waiting on Da Vinci Resolve to export some video from today.

I’ve been thinking about how I’d like to start working on making my office a little more audio friendly, but I’m not sure where to start. My office is where I stream, sometimes do some photography, and will occasionally record audio for videos, or even podcasts. If you’ve seen any of my streams, you’ve probably heard some of the echo that goes on in this room. Other than my desks, the room is very empty, overall. So, putting up some aesthetically pleasing audio paneling wouldn’t be completely out of the question. I am very much open to suggestions, if anyone has any.

On top of that, I’m thinking about how I kind of want to take a chance at being a Voice Over Artist. Again, if you’ve been watching my streams, I clearly enjoy reading things off and doing silly voices. That’s just me. I’m the kind of guy that likes to read off the billboards as they’re going down the interstate. I would naturally need some sort of separate setup for that, since it needs to be 100% perfect, but I’m looking into how to kind of get my foot in the door.

I also just want to photograph a vehicle. I don’t know how exactly to say this, but. I miss it. It’s one of the things I’ve been missing this whole time. I’m an automotive junkie, in a way. Naturally, I could just go out and shoot my car or Sarah’s car. Easy peasy. But I’d love the kitted out, mods from top to bottom, blood sweat and tears under the hood builds. I’m thinking I might give away a free photo shoot. Of course, you’d have to either get me to you, or the vehicle to me (or the shooting location, rather), but that would be discussed later. Stay tuned for details on my official photography Instagram: Photic Media

PODCASTS! That’s right, I’ve done them a time or two. Well, Sarah and I have been talking, and it’s probably high time for us to bring back Let’s See a Movie. Especially now that we have all the time in the world to watch movies and such. It’s going to be the “At Home” edition, so we’ll be watching some older movies, and won’t be able to comment on any of the brand new movies or anything, buuuuuut, it’ll still be the same sort of fun you know and love. I’m also still in consideration of bringing the SpecialKolin Podcast back, for old time’s sake, but I’m still not sure what it looks like anymore. I suppose I could just do it and figure it out from there, but I want it to be worth while. Then again… ah… well… this post will just turn into me arguing with myself. It’ll happen, just give it some time.


Streams! I’m going to do an official post later, but streams are going well! I’m enjoying them a lot. I’m thinking I might dial them back a little bit, since I’m feeling super exhausted at the end of every day. So, we’re going to go from eight hours every day to six. I’m also considering taking Wednesdays off to make that a day to take care of other things, like podcasts and such. I legitimately feel like I’ve been working more since I’ve been furloughed, so I’d like to make sure that I still have a little bit of me time. Granted, I’m used to 12-hour days, but two of those hours are typically spent 100% alone in my car driving to and from work. I legitimately miss that, so I’m going to try to emulate that coming up. For me. You know.

Another thing, and I swear this is the last thing on my mind: support things! I uhh… don’t know exactly how to word this, and I know it’s probably difficult for many people to talk about it. I’m doing a lot of things in my life right now for free. I don’t exactly like the idea of putting something I do behind a pay wall, especially during this difficult times. That being said… I’m working on reassembling my Patreon, I have a photo gallery you can buy prints from, my Twitch channels now accepts subscriptions and cheering with Bits, and …you know… I am for hire to do photography and videography work (even if it’s just editing) as well as marketing things. I don’t know where I’m going with this… I’m probably going to have a more detailed thing put together in the near future.

I love you all. You folks have been nothing but amazing human beings. I’m looking forward to expanding the creation of things, and I continue to look forward to the future.

Thank you; for watching, listening, reading, chatting, or just hitting the like or retweet button. I literally couldn’t do this without you all.

April 6-10th | Stream Schedule

Catch me live every day and hang out in the chat at twitch.tv/specialkolin

This being the first time I’m actually putting a schedule to my streaming and adding some form of regularity, I must confess: this might not work perfectly. I do appreciate everyone’s patience, though, as I try to work this all out.

In the mean time, we’re going to start the week off a little slowly, and we’ll see where I all goes from there!

  • Monday, April 6th from 8am – 4pm – Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Tuesday, April 7th from 8am – 4pm – No Man’s Sky
  • Wednesday, April 8th from 8am – 4pm – CoD: MW Warzone
  • Thursday, April 9th from 8am – 4pm – Forza Horizon 4
  • Friday, April 10th from 8am – 4pm – MtG Arena

For those watching at home, you’ll notice that I don’t have much experience with Warzone or Magic as a whole. So Wednesday and Friday are going to be an experience.

Also, it’s probably worth noting that Animal Crossing is going to be a part of the stream every day.

Finally, I’m thinking of playing through all the Legend of Zelda games, chronologically (as determined by the Hyrule Histora) on stream. Let me know if this is something you all would be interested in, or if there are other series that would be of interest.

So, I’ve Been Furloughed

I’m not going to let it own me. I’m not going to let the next few months be all about how I’m now out of work for the first time in almost a decade. Nope. I’m also going to do my best to not blame my employer for what’s happened. What’s happened has happened, and it’s up to me to make the best of it.

That being said, a photographer such as myself is in need of some form of income. Now, with our Stay At Home order in place, I can’t exactly go out and start taking photos all willy-nilly, unless someone knows how I can go about getting press credentials, and start photographing on the front lines of all this, while also not contracting COVID-19.

In the interest of safety, and wanting to see the end of 2020, I am currently working on a little shop to sell photo prints out of. These will be selections that you’ve probably seen in my Instagram feed already, but also photos that I might not have published previously. I’m going to try to have selections available so you’re able to choose canvas or metal prints for different images, as well as different sizes for each print. Each print will be made to order, as I currently do not have any stock or have the means to maintain stock at the moment.

I’m also considering having a mystery box subscription sort of thing, so that you can receive a 3×5 inch print once a month of a randomly selected photo that I have in a few boxes around my house. You might even get a Polaroid image. Who knows? It’s a Mystery!

PLEASE let me know if any of that sounds interesting to you.

Another thing that I’m going to start doing… or… restart… or something like that… is STREAMS!

Look, I’ve got a lot of free time on my hands, now, and I don’t have the woes of my day job dragging me down, so I’m going to be filling the time slot where I normally would be working with streams. I haven’t exactly decided what I intend on streaming, so it’ll be a bit of a journey. Just you and me. We’ll figure it out, I promise.

In the mean time, please keep an eye here on my blog and also:

I appreciate each and every one of you, and I’m looking forward to being more outwardly creative for your enjoyment and entertainment!