I am known online as itanshi. Phonetically the i’s are long e’s and the ‘a’ of ‘tan’ is like in the word, ‘spa’, but with some accents it may be like the color, ‘tan’. If you want to be even more accurate to the Japanese language, the second syllable is ‘voiced’ a bit more than the others. I’m sure there is a better way to explain it, but man English class was a decade ago. I’m amused at the different attempts at my name, please feel free to get it wrong.
Now, the word started as a replacement for my retired role playing names I used to go by. If anyone calls me out on those names I will probably laugh in your face. I wanted something short, edgy and unique. I searched for ‘heresy’ in the Japanese dictionary. Now, maybe it was because of a Nine Inch Nails song or something in the news at the time. I researched the term a bit on Google and fell in love with its context. When a school yard child bullies or marginalizes their peer, essentially. So despite the common ground, the children still need someone to be type cast, even if they share the traits. This can be being bookish, athletic, or whatever. I saw in this word a macrocosm of human behavior. Indeed if this is the gamesmanship of school yard children then it is true that teenagers and adults of all ages may stoop to their unprofessional behavior. I hope to have the term be more widely known and discussed as it may go a small distance to explain the untoward behavior of some of our peers.
I have been a consummate gamer since the epic release of the Super Nintendo. I have been a PC gamer since games on DOS featuring a Gorilla and his exploding banana. I replaced Sesame Street on TV with Number Munchers in the classroom. I have been a fan of Carmen San Diego and owe it most of my knowledge about Space and the solar system. I have attempted to make video games on and off, but I can only say that hats off to the fine folks that can get their pixelated game up on Steam. It is hard work to match your ambition against your wits and knowledge. I have played Doom 3 and Team Fortress 2 for more hours than I’d like to admit.
I found out about Minecraft a bit late. I guess I hadn’t thought to take it seriously. A friend had a server to play on and I got the invite, so I bought it. Best thing I made besides my crappy castle with an enormous statue of my character beside it was a double zombie grinder. Pure chance I found it, was right by my first base which was built around a random bed I found. I had hoped whomever slept there last might wake up in a house, alas, nothing came of that. It has been about 2 years of playing Minecraft, so I started at the transition from 1.5.7 to 1.6.4 modded seasons. I watched hundreds and hundreds of hours of videos. I followed all of Hermitcraft and eventually moved on to Mindcrack and the Zipkrowd. Youtube recommended a player of Agrarian Skies 1 which I was considering playing at the time. Since then, I have been a supporter of Purplementat for about a year. I owe everyone I met on Twitch and on the servers Purplementat has hosted for my knowledge and experience of broadcasting and playing the wonderful game of Modded Minecraft. I learn more everyday and I look forward to days to come.
My 1 year Twitch anniversary is December 12th. I’m hazy on the exact date, but that’s pretty close. I, like many streamers, installed Nightbot and had a horrible internet connection. I arguably still do, but it has had 1 upgrade and I hope for another. To those 2 folks that followed me on that day or maybe the next day, thank you once again :D. Seriously, thank you everyone for your support on Twitch and I hope to grow with you all and put on a truly great show. I know I am a bit rambly or a bit too quiet at times. I never know what style to do, so I wing it all the time. I hope whatever I might grow into is a fit for you 😀
Plans for the future? I plan to have a webcam and green screen. I wish to upgrade my mic, keyboard, headphones and perhaps even 2 new desktop PCs so I can split streaming and gaming between them. I’m a lover of puzzle games and I play a mean game of Tetris. If I could start my mornings playing puzzle games and Minecraft in the evenings with everyone, I’d be so happy. I know that puzzle games don’t get much love, but I will add them to my schedule some day.
Oh, a bit of an extra thing. I like to keep my name lowercase as it looks more symmetrical. I will never claim to have OCD as, well, I don’t have it. Like many players, I may be picky about silly things like this. I’ve heard someone say it once, that it might be a case of AtD or Attention to Detail. So, I may mention this from time to time as its just a much better term and truly non medical.
I wish everyone to have a great day and take breaks occasionally when you watch or game for hour son end 😀 I might need to be told to take a break 😛 It doesn’t matter what game you play, just have fun! Tedium is OK too sometimes 😀