Twitch can often be a cesspool of horror. Unless A streamer is hit or Another streamer has been accused of misogynythen it is possible legal disputes between well-known broadcasters (which ultimately fizzled into nothing). But there is also something good about the platform. One such example is WowGrandma78, a grandma and Twitch streamer, who celebrated her 80th birthday this month with a subathon. From now on she has been livestreaming for 12 days. And until the clock runs out — which adds three minutes each time — she has no intention of stopping.
WowGrandma78 – guess she needs to change all her branding now –turned 80 on March 17, according to her Twitter. To celebrate, she went live on Twitch to host a subathon, a subscriber marathon in which a streamer’s broadcast is extended by a specified amount of time for each subscriber. WowGrandma78 has been doing this since March 17th, which means she’s been live streaming on Twitch for around 288 hours now. (Of course she takes breaks from time to time to sleep and do other things!)
While 288 hours and counting can be a long time to be in front of a camera, WowGrandma78 isn’t new to it. A literal grandma with six children, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, she started her Twitch channel in January 2020 with “intent to have a friendly and safe place,” according to her channel About me. She streams and plays every day, mostly at night World of Warcraft as a restoration druid. Other games pop up occasionally, like the browser-based, Wordl-like word guessing game words in the stream. But as mentioned in her bio, Impressive has been her game of choice for almost 20 years.
If you stop by their live stream, expect chilled shows with lots of them Impressive and friendly conversation. She spends a lot of time telling stories from her life, like the time she called the fire department about her youngest son, who was addicted to fire and burned a neighbor’s doll. As she does so, she also answers questions about parenting, says hello to people in chat, and kicks ass with her druid. It’s really cute. I witnessed a heartwarming exchange between WowGrandma78 and a chatter named Kapers_ in which the chatter said their expected child’s name will be Sloane. WowGrandma78 said it was a beautiful name and offered some quick advice for parents.
Another highlight of WowGrandma78’s subathon is the slideshow that plays when she pauses. It’s a long carousel of images and text that chronicles her life, following WowGrandma78 from birth and adolescence to her first children and into retirement. It’s a cool way to get to know someone. And an even better way to celebrate a birthday: play games and let people see how your life has turned out.
WowGrandma78 did not respond to a request for comment in time for posting, likely due to being busy playing World of Warcraftwhat I understand. It’s her birthday and these raids must be done.
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