The question is, "What does one do with fame?"
I am becoming a bigger and bigger casting socialite in Taiwan. It all started when, last Thursday I was casting for the ASL again. My group ended up finishing early, and that group I casted in English. But the entire time, I had roughly 10 viewers. Really pitiful for a guy who wakes up at 6:00 a.m. for publicity. So when my group was finished, I started the other group's 2 sets. (including AriaPRIME) This time it was different. I started casting in Chinese and told my ten or so viewers to post my channel on their facebooks and PTT, and tell everyone that I, the American, the foreigner, would be casting in Chinese. I peaked at about 130 viewers, and altogether, my channel that day received 1,140 viewers. I got so many subscribers, somewhere around 80 of them. My total number of subscribers has reached 265 for justin.tv (in just two sittings where I used Chinese to cast), and I've received almost 100 Facebook friends and subscribers. If things truly continue at this rate... I might be eligible for a justin.tv partnership, and become backed with a payed sponsorship.
The reason why I mention this is, I'm a little scared of what the results may mean. Look at Destiny. Everyone who plays Starcraft knows who he is. My stream quality parallels his (and by parallel, I mean has quality similar to his in all aspects except maybe sound quality and my video card). The question is, "Do I really want this?" Inevitably, there might be some places that I can't go to without people knowing who I am (internet cafes and the such). If this continues, I could end up being put on TV even more. The real thing is, I won't know if this what I want until it actually happens.
And for those of you who are interested, I will be casting the ASL tomorrow in Chinese. The entire event. If anyone who happens to view this thread and has the power to do so, I would like the option of adding either a Chinese flag or an American flag next to my stream when I stream a tournament event. I've tried directly emailing the admins of TL.net, but so far I haven't gotten a reply.
Other notes: stay tuned for a very important "revelation" from me in the coming weeks. I want to say more, but as the Chinese say, ”深藏不落“。