1. What made you start vtubing?
I’ve always been interested in vtubing before I even knew what it was. Before I started streaming, I remember checking out “Facerig” & wanting to use that instead of a live cam. When I checked how much it would cost to have a custom-made Facerig that would best represent me, it was just too much out of my budget. I started streaming two years ago using a face cam. Unfortunately, I had to deal with a lot of hate/discrimination for being a Muslim woman of colour. This added a lot of stress to my already existing medical conditions. Towards the end of 2020 I started talking to my friend who had been vtubing for quite a while. She helped me get started on this journey. Vtubing has allowed me to relax more on stream and really come out of my shell. It has helped me really learn more about who I am and what I want to be as a content creator.
2. What inspired your design?
Since I was a child, I’ve always had this idea of what the adult me would look like. I drew my inspirations from many places ie: my love of the stars, mine and my fiancee’s favorite colours, and the bunny ears are because my friends back home always called me bunny. I also wanted to represent people like me. Chubby, Curly, POC. So my model is basically me with some more colors.
3. What would you tell someone who wants to start vtubing?
If you’re thinking about it, do it. Don’t wait until you have the perfect model, assets, layout, streaming setup because that comes in time. There is a lot of great guides on youtube that will help you start. Streaming takes time and patience, it’s something you will need to get used to doing. It’s better to start streaming and develop things over time than to wait for things to be “perfect”.
4. Plans for 2021?
I would love to do more collabs with Fellow Vtubers. i want to better myself as an entertainer – specifically the way I interact with the chat. I’d also like to look into improv! since it’s all about ‘yes, and’ which basically means taking a mundane situation & turning it into something hilarious. I also have some ideas for future youtube content & maybe Patreon as well!