Daughter gets 1 million views playing Minecraft while blowing a harmonica, I'm not sure I get it!

noiseboy72

Distinguished Member
My 18 year old daughter is a small time Twitch streamer, a few hundred subs, 30 - 100 viewers each stream, makes about $120 per month. Having watched the stream, it's not really my sort of thing, she plays Minecraft and a few other games and does silly challenges for donations, cooking and eating challenges, dressing up, that sort of thing.

She also makes content for Tick Tock and Youtube, usually edits of her streams and it appears that for some reason, her playing the games while just blowing and sucking through a harmonica has tickled some people, as she racked up over 1 million views in 3 days!

I am truly out of touch with this generation. Is a 10 second clip of some game play and musical mouth breathing really that entertaining??

I'm not discouraging her, she enjoys it, has made friends around the world and her community are keeping things healthy online for her, but WTAF??
 

wiz

Distinguished Member
Was she playing it with an unusual part of her body? ;) :D :D :eek:
 

ssbib

Distinguished Member
I don’t get it either. I don’t understand why people would watch someone play a game when they can play it themselves and I don’t understand a lot streamers “humour”.
 

sevenxl77

Well-known Member
Thats awesome, good on her, she's enjoys it, makes a little bit of money, and who knows where it could end as she grows her channel?

I'd definitely encourage her.
 

ssbib

Distinguished Member
Thats awesome, good on her, she's enjoys it, makes a little bit of money, and who knows where it could end as she grows her channel?

I'd definitely encourage her.
I worry about people in this field, especially women. If there popularity wanes what are they going to do for money? They have no job experience and sometimes no qualifications. The only choice is to stay relevant and try more outrageous stuff. I’ve heard of plenty of girls starting out quite wholesome and end up doing full on pornography as their looks fade or their viewer base diminishes.
I’d encourage her but make sure she has other skills to fall back on.
 

sevenxl77

Well-known Member
Absolutely, it has to be done in a safe way but that example is probably quite extreme and very rare for it to go down that path. You could say the same for any area of the entertainment business.
 

ssbib

Distinguished Member
Absolutely, it has to be done in a safe way but that example is probably quite extreme and very rare for it to go down that path. You could say the same for any area of the entertainment business.
Other areas of the entertainment business probably have contracts and other places to take your talent when they expire. If your popularity on YouTube or Twitch goes down hill there’s nowhere else to go.
 

noiseboy72

Distinguished Member
I worry about people in this field, especially women. If there popularity wanes what are they going to do for money? They have no job experience and sometimes no qualifications. The only choice is to stay relevant and try more outrageous stuff. I’ve heard of plenty of girls starting out quite wholesome and end up doing full on pornography as their looks fade or their viewer base diminishes.
I’d encourage her but make sure she has other skills to fall back on.
Thanks for the comments.
Yes, we totally support her, but she puts her own studies first. She suspended streaming during her recent A-level assessments and hopefully is off to study Animal Conservation at University from September.

Unfortunately I do know another young lady whose presence on the web is somewhat less wholesome. She started out doing nude photo shoots, but when they dried up, she moved on and now makes a few hundred a month on one of the photo sharing sites, but gets plagued by guys pestering her to meet up or asking her to do stuff she's not comfortable with.

My daughter however has a great set of moderators and automatically filters out offensive and sexualised messages and comments, banning the culprits. To be fair she has had very few issues so far.

She has learnt a lot about IT, speccing and building her gaming PC, running her own server and assigning admin roles, adding add ons to her games and optimising the tech.

She's not stupid and realises things probably won't last, but one question she asked regarding the university accommodation for next year was about internet speed and any streaming restrictions!!
 

ssbib

Distinguished Member
Thanks for the comments.
Yes, we totally support her, but she puts her own studies first. She suspended streaming during her recent A-level assessments and hopefully is off to study Animal Conservation at University from September.

Unfortunately I do know another young lady whose presence on the web is somewhat less wholesome. She started out doing nude photo shoots, but when they dried up, she moved on and now makes a few hundred a month on one of the photo sharing sites, but gets plagued by guys pestering her to meet up or asking her to do stuff she's not comfortable with.

My daughter however has a great set of moderators and automatically filters out offensive and sexualised messages and comments, banning the culprits. To be fair she has had very few issues so far.

She has learnt a lot about IT, speccing and building her gaming PC, running her own server and assigning admin roles, adding add ons to her games and optimising the tech.

She's not stupid and realises things probably won't last, but one question she asked regarding the university accommodation for next year was about internet speed and any streaming restrictions!!
Sounds like she’s got her head screwed on and that’s good. I hope she does well at Uni. I’d be interested to hear what the halls’ speed would be like. Hopefully it’ll be decent.
 

Solar

Well-known Member
Was she playing it with an unusual part of her body? ;) :D :D :eek:
What a way to give a father an unforgettable mental picture of his daughter :laugh:

On a serious note though, it sounds just the kind of thing my 10 year old daughter will watch, they are entertained by any thing simple but unusual these days.
 

wiz

Distinguished Member

BlueOrange25

Well-known Member
Congrats to your daughter! Have to admit that I'm a generation (or two) outside of the Twitch phenomenon, but I sometimes have it on in the background.

There's a Bob Ross painting channel which has been a godsend over the last year and a half. :thumbsup:

If it provides an income, all the better. The current young generation (and 50+ workers) have been a bit shafted. Anything that makes her happy, isn't hurting anyone, and makes money is fantastic.
 

noiseboy72

Distinguished Member
She's up to 1.75m now...

And it means her twitch streams are much more popular. She's making over $100 per week, sitting there playing Minecraft with her friends!!
 

Tom Tom

Well-known Member
I don’t get it either. I don’t understand why people would watch someone play a game when they can play it themselves and I don’t understand a lot streamers “humour”.
The same reason people watch a football, rugby, sports match.

And humour is very subjective. This is a great video looking at how comedy changed and developed with the SNL sketch Dear Sister
 

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