“It’s just really fun. Plus: I love attention. So it’s like: Yeah, notice me!” Thomas “Sodapoppin” Morris always liked to play videogames, even in the past when he got no money out of it. His daily routine in his job as a Streamer at Twitch is playing games for about eight hours and more. The coolest thing about his job? “It’s just probably the fact that I get a lot of money.”
Drei Ratschläge an Dein 14jähriges Ich!
I feel like I wouldn’t want to go talk to him I would fuck with the time and I wouldn't become a streamer. I’d still be in college undecided but if it wouldn’t affect my streaming I would ask some three questions he’d be like “Yo, all right here is the thing: don’t give away your address because your stream is going to blow up and its going to fuck you later on.” What else? Damn I don’t know, I think I did pretty great, that’s about it.
Was steht auf Deiner Visitenkarte?
My real name is Thomas, my job title is a Twitch Broadcaster or streamer on Twitch TV.
Was ist das coolste an Deinem Job?
I think it is probably the fact that I just really get a lot of money. It is really fun I have done it for six plus years, so it’s like, I did it for three years without a single paycheck. I just did it because it was pure enjoyment it’s just fun plus I love attention so it is like “Yeah notice me!”
Welche Einschränkungen bringt Dein Job mit sich?
Probably people going a little too far and getting into your personal life and just being dicks about it, you know, that’s probably the hardest thing there a lot of assholes but you still get tough skin you deal with it pretty easily.
Worum geht es in Deinem Job?
Okay, I wake up because my dogs bark and I am like ok shut up, I feed them lock them outside and I go upstairs I shower, then I turn on my stream, I sit there and play video games for like eight plus hours, get yelled at by a bunch of idiots and then turn it off and Woo, get some McDonalds, eat, go to bed and wake up and do the same thing. My roommate makes videos for me for my YouTube and he gets all that money but in the end I make money indirectly because it is promotion in a sense so you got YouTube, I have Twitter I guess, I can sell out and take in sponsors that’s always fun. I have to read contracts, one of my brothers is a lawyer so it's like, “Yo, bro read this” he is like “I got you,” am like “nice.” He is like “you can’t take this contract” I’m like “All right I won’t” and I will redo it. So there is that part and then there's like I don’t know, that’s about it, selling your body for donations, that’s pretty much it.
Wie sieht Dein Werdegang aus?
I have been playing games … the first game I can remember, oh god, like Donkey Kong, you know. I’m only 21 so I didn’t play, you know the, I can’t think of the name goddamn, what’s the oldest console? Got it, I don’t play the Atari, I didn’t play the Atari but ever since I was able to move my thumbs I was playing video games, Donkey Kong, Zelda and all that jazz. I got into PC gaming War Craft 3 came out, I loved it and I was streaming on … I wasn’t streaming, I was playing War Craft after that came out and God I was such a nerd and I was like, “You know what let’s make YouTube videos.” Too stupid, couldn’t figure it out so I am like, “Let’s just live stream on X Fire.” So I live streamed on there I was pretty good at War Craft at the time so I got a lot of viewers and no one else streams so they had no one else to watch plus I was like the only one with a webcam like they had to come to me, right? It was awesome, so I have been doing that, that was like six years ago. And then Twitch came out and my PC wasn’t good enough and at the time I was mowing lawns to make money. So I bought my own PC to stream on Twitch, it still sucked but it got the job done so I streamed on Twitch and then I went to college and at college I was undecided because I didn’t know what the hell I wanted to do. So just I was just taking basic classes and then Twitch kind of blew up and even with my potato PC I was getting a lot of viewers. You know I was already established because I started so early it was easy to get in because of that And I just did a bunch of shit on cameras, writing sharpie on my face, I dance for donations I was a complete sell out, it was fun though it was pretty fun, exhausting but fun and then, damn, Twitch just blew up so fast, it was like college is pointless, fuck this, I am going to stream. Parents kicked me out of the house, they didn’t like my decision but I was like they don’t understand how much I am making I don’t need to be here. So I moved to Michigan and it just kept growing - now I am here.
Ginge es auch ohne Deinem Werdegang?
Well look I’ll just say I got started because I got into it for fun before it was a thing right so I was already established. Most other people get into it and get viewers because they get carried by some new big game that released right? Or they get carried by … they do some amazing feed. I know a friend who has streamed for 80 hours straight no sleep the whole time, yeah, right his name is Ryan, it’s crazy. Stuff like that so nowadays to get into streaming it is pretty tough but I have friends like Timthetatman He used to be a mod in my stream now he is like he has more subs than I have which is insane right. So you can do it I would say you need - when it comes to skill set it is probably better if you are retarded, people like dumb people on Twitch, it’s actually pretty great so being stupid helps just know about the upload you need, have a good enough computer, get it set up. You will probably somebody help you like I did because I was too dumb and then give it a whirl but don’t do it as a job and like “I am going to make money, yeah.” No, have fun, if it happens it happens, that’s what I feel about it.