Darth Nikolas is a writer, worldbuilder, Twitch streamer, and gamer. A lifelong writer, Nik has always been fascinated with science-fiction, fantasy, and horror, starting many projects over the years. He lives in Montana with his husband and seven of their eight amazing children. Amidst the chaos, Nik is currently finishing his first novel, the urban fantasy Dark Playground, and a space-fantasy TTRPG and novel setting, Astraeus Zephyrus.
What do you stream?
Mostly I stream Writing (Fantasy, Horror) and a tiny bit of random gaming.
How long have you been streaming?
How do you keep your viewers engaged?
I do progress sprints, offer help discussing ideas, and offer to showcase people’s work.
What is your favorite thing about streaming?
I love the community and the sense of accountability that comes with being on to interact with and support my friends.
Where can people find you?
Twitter @darth_nikolas, Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/theclosetforge, or https://www.worldanvil.com/w/the-closet-forge-darthnikolas
Pride is a variety streamer who tends to do more demystifying and education about their animal companions than actual writing most times. They take great enjoyment in writing for the pleasure of it and often tend to pursue stories and adventures that are fantastical or magical in nature. While they don’t have anything available in print just yet, they’re working hard on making serial stories available soon!
What do you stream? I stream mostly games, sometimes animals, and of course writing. My favorite genres are anything that loosely encompasses Fantastical settings and usually a lot of mythology and magic.
How long have you been streaming? Several years off and on
How do you keep your viewers engaged? I ask chat for their opinions on what to explore next, or how their own writing progress is going.
What is your favorite thing about streaming? Being able to share my ideas and writing with the wider world, in real time.
Where can people find you? Pride Ascending on Twitch, Twitter, Instagram and World Anvil, PrideItUp on 4thewords
From your interviewer: Pride Ascending has been a joy to watch on stream and enjoys an engaging chat, answering questions, and having fun. If you haven’t followed Pride on twitch don’t forget to visit HTTP://twitch.tv/PrideAscending
As a writer and a streamer, I can tell you following will be fun.
I’ve been writing since I was at least 13. I grew up in a very conservative household, in a state with nothing to do, so writing it was! And lots of gaming lol. And art! At that age, a lot of it was writing down the adventures I went on with my imaginary friends; although there were certainly constructed characters as well.
I took writing, literature, and art classes all throughout high school. I didn’t pursue art classes in college due to money constraints, but I eventually got a B.A. in writing and wrote roughly 200 fanfics in the midst of all that. Now I’m writing + streaming original content, encouraged to do so by my friends.
But for a happy ending on the art front, I’m participating in Art Fight for the first time ever this year! I’ve already seen my art style grow by leaps and bounds through this event, and I’m excited to see what happens to my writing style through 31 Days of Short Stories!
What do you stream? Writing. Often queer autistic fantasy, although I have done sci-fi as well. On occasion, I also enjoy sharing digital art streams.
How long have you been streaming? I started this year! late April / early May specifically. I’m coming up on 100 twitch followers!
How do you keep your viewers engaged? Most of my audience likes to watch the words go nyoom! So I make sure that they can see the words I’m typing. A lot of writing streamers don’t, and it’s one of my biggest turn-offs with writing streamers. Just because you can read it doesn’t mean that your viewers can, and it’s important to respond to what your audience needs.
What is your favorite thing about streaming? Knowing people are there and care about the content I’m producing. Everybody puts a lot of time and energy into their craft, and some of us can’t wait and hope it pays off in the end. Some of us need support while we’re creating the thing, and having a live audience helps me in that regard.
Where can people find you? My carrd has everything relevant to me. I would particularly like to highlight my twitter @hfeproductions, my wordpress: and Queersletter: a monthly-ish newsletter of queer art and affirmation.
From your interviewer: HFE has been fun to get to know and I can’t wait to see what comes from possible submissions to 31 Tales! If you haven’t followed, please visit HTTP://twitch.tv/HFEProductions right now to fix that.