Interview with Premium Member: Destrroyo

1.) What is the one thing you love about your community?

Where do I begin? One thing I love is that no matter what, even if it is 1 minute or the entire stream, they come spend time with me but above all else they like my tweets, comment, share and just overall help me gain exposure when they cannot come hangout.

The love and support they show is worth everything to me. I am truly blessed to have the friends I do. Especially those that picked me up when I wanted to quit. That truly ignited the flame in me to keep going and being there for them.

2.) How did you get into content creation/gaming?

I have been playing games since I could hold a controller, but I always thought the idea of me being on screen would never go well as I have/had a severe lack of self confidence not only in the content I would/could produce but also how self-conscious I am of how I look. Being a disabled veteran and having limited job choices COVID left me at home playing video games due to losing my livelihood so I said why not? Why not me? Why can’t I throw on a camera and have fun?

So, I did, and I regret not doing it sooner. I love it! I love helping people, meeting new friends, interacting with strangers and overall sharing common interests with those I could never have had the ability to before.

3.) What was the best video game and worst video game you have ever played? Why?

Best game? I would have to say Dino Crisis. There is no link to the gameplay or story necessarily, but it was the first game I ever truly played through entirely with my dad and the nostalgia and memory of the game is just near and dear to my heart.

Worst game? Probably Fallout 76. It was basically an expensive mod for Fallout 4 that was just not worth the time it took them to make it. Truly awful.

4.) If you could collab with a community or influencer, who would it be?

This is a tough one. So many great names come to mind and deserve recognition but probably Lordminion777. I honestly just enjoy his content, his community, where he has come from as far as the world of content creating goes and everything he is doing.

5.) Who inspired you to start creating content or continues to inspire you?

Watching Lordminion777 truly inspired me to take the plunge but truthfully it was my wife. She knew it was going be tough at first at take a lot of time away from her as well as family stuff and though there were times she wanted me to quit or move on (even though she may not have vocalized it) she told me to just do it and for that I am eternally grateful.

She is my rock in this and kept me grounded since the start. For that I love and treasure her more than she knows.

6.) What is something you want people to know about you?

I love to help people. I want to help everyone I can whether it is on Twitch or real life. It is a dream of mine to start a non-profit to help not only Veterans but anyone in need in general. I do not boast or post much about the work I do or help I provide because the clout is meaningless to me.

Also, even though I am always super happy and upbeat I do struggle with my own demons and issues and if there is one thing I learned while dealing with this is that its ok not to be ok. If you are unhappy like I was, find what is making you unhappy and either cut it out or find a way to grow from it. I used to be very angry, hateful, stressed, etc. and for no reason whatsoever other than I thought I needed to be. It takes a lot to step back and reflect on yourself but if I can do it so can you.

7.) We have gone 5 years into the future, what does your content look like?

It sounds cliché but we will get there when we get there. I do not want to count my chickens before they hatch so to speak but I will say this hold on for dear life because come hell or high water we are going places.

8.) What advice would you give to the next new creator that you wish you were given?

Please, do not fall for Follow for Follow schemes, do not think those “post your link below so I can follow” posts are going to help you, they are for clout nothing more. You do not need to be in 200 discords, and if you are do more than self-promo. Also, the chance of you becoming famous or Ninja like overnight is 1 in a trillion so focus on you and your brand then in due time you will get there. Some advice I have may be mean or harsh but if you ever need some, reach out to me. It is what I am here for.

9.) Hot dog or glizzy?

I assume a glizzy is a hot dog but truthfully, I have no idea, so hot dog it is.

10.) Finally, if you were any animal, what would you be and why?

If I could be any animal, I would probably say Grizzly bear.

I like to eat, sleep and be left alone. I do not bother or yell at people unless bothered or in a position where I need to defend myself or others. My wife tells me I’m a grizzly bear anyway with my demeanor and candor and after thinking on it I feel it is fitting for my personality.