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I have a Twitch account. You all know that right?

Of course you don’t, because I never use it.

That is going to change. Mainly because I have invested far too much money in hardware that is meant for streaming, to stop just before I get to the point where I am ready to actually do it. A fair few people around me already stream regularly, and while some do it for the money (and seem to be only interested in it for the money), I want to do it because I think I would be good at it. As much as YouTube is about the personality, it is more often than not also about high quality video editing and gaming the system. Twitch appears to be less so, so long as you have a decent connection and a good PC to stream and play on.

I have gone beyond purchasing gear to just use for Voice Chat in games. I bought myself a full XLR microphone and interface set to make sure that not only would I have good quality but I would be future-proofed. I also bought the Elgato Stream Deck, on release, mainly for it’s integrations with OBS, but also because it can be used for hotkeys and shortcuts without the need to memorise key combinations and modifiers.

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#LabourMustLose

#LabourMustLose is the only way to secure our country.

This election has given me the most pause I’ve ever had in voting, because Theresa May has some absolutely barking ideas on the internet and online Crypto.

However, the lofty ideas that she has will take longer than a parliament to work through, and you’re damn right I will be calling my MP at every step if she begins down that path. But Brexit right now is paramount, and as I said before, it’s important that we get a total Hard Brexit; anything else isn’t a compromise, it’s a backpedal, and a backpedal on the desires of the voting majority cannot be accepted in a democracy. Look at how the Liberal Democrats have fared since alienating their voter base during the coalition for proof of that.

My sadistic side wants Labour to sieze power, fuck the country in quick succession and have the Tories bail them out for the second time in as many decades to prove to the voting public that the only major party that can be somewhat trusted is the Conservatives. Think for a moment; they called Brexit as an election promise in 2015, they lost that vote and it cost them their leader in Cameron and now they are doing as the country have bid them.

Call them populist if you want, but one must be popular (for various reasons) to win in a democratic election, popular enough to earn favour with the electorate to make the right decision where it matters.

Three reasons why #LabourMustLose:

  1. Their Shadow Chancellor is a self-confessed Marxist. [src]
  2. Jeremy Corbyn believed in the IRA’s struggle for an “Independent Ireland”, and was happy to “commemmorate all those who died fighting” for it, but would happily see our independence from the EU thwarted thanks to lazy wording in Article 50, irrespective of one’s view of the IRA as a terrorist organisation. [src]
  3. Jess Phllips, the MP for Birmingham Yardle, is more interested in calling anyone that doesn’t agree with third wave feminism a mysoginist, while denying sexual dimorphism despite her being elected from an all women shortlist, and called “I wouldn’t even rape you.” a rape threat, spending more time on twitter than she should be running the country. [src/src]

Our only solution to keep Labour out is to put our support behind a bigger dog. That means the Tories, and we keep an eye on every move they make.

The Cyrus Origin Story

As someone on the forum ironically claimed, this may be the last act of Cyrus, at least in it’s current iteration; releasing an Origins video. But I think it’s damn awesome, and I’d like to leave it here for you to watch.

I am coming back soon, just need to get my head back in the writing mindset. See you soon™!