The devastating fires in California have taken many lives, continue to injure and endanger many more, and are consuming homes, businesses, infrastructure, and the beautiful ecology on an unbelievable scale. When I see the maps and pictures, and try to picture the scale of it, I feel like I've burned a patch of my skin, and it keeps spreading. I have deep love for my home state, I know her well, and want to do anything I can to help the people.
I watch and stream on Twitch for many reasons. The fellowship, worldwide community, entertainment, and social connections that would not be possible IRL, with my disabilities. Twitch viewers and streamers are by and large a kind group, generous, and eager to help each other, especially during the staggering number of fundraisers held by thousands of streamers whether they have hundreds of views, or hundreds of millions of views.
On my birthday in July, I did a charity stream for Extra-Life, who provide games and services for hospital patients. I was very happy to meet my $100 goal, so I'm going to up the bar and try to raise $1,000. I know my viewers on Twitter, YouTube, and Mixer, plus those following me on Twitter, Instagram, Discord, and others will come through and then some.
I'll be streaming Cuphead speedruns, other games including Rocket League, Overwatch, Paladins, MapleStory 2, and some free or low cost games that viewers can play along with, like Gang Beasts, Golf With Your Friends, skribl.io, BlazeRush, etc. Variety streams will include working on my custom Cuphead arcade machine, Game Development, Music Performance, and more. I'd love to have you join just to chat or lurk. If you can donate, that would be great, too. Give me a follow on Twitter to be notified about activities and progress.
There are many charitable organizations contributing to relief efforts, and many can be found on Consumer Reports. If you'd like to make a donation directly to them, I encourage you to do so:
Thanks so much for reading.
-Scott Beam 'Fry'