So, after my meltdown yesterday, I made a decision to go along with a distinct concept. Let’s discuss much less about my previous struggles and extra about me proper now. I really feel like I have to work on my previous experiences and write them out however I’m simply not prepared for that step but and that’s advantageous. Instead, I wrote a put up prior to now the place I attempted to introduce myself.
That put up didn’t fairly age so properly. It’s riddled with typos and it isn’t actually telling a lot about me, in my view, particularly as a result of it has been three years. So, with out additional ado, let’s get into it.
Since I found anchors with the assistance of Easha from the Blaugust Discord, I’ll embody that in a second. You can skip to sure elements that curiosity you greater than others this fashion… Enjoy!
- Who is Magi anyway?
- The Origin Story of “MagiWasTaken”
- Magi and Video Games
- Want to know extra? Let me know!
Who is Magi anyway?
So, hey, I’m “Magi”. I additionally go by “Dan” on-line, not as a result of that’s my precise title however reasonably as a result of it simply got here to be that I received known as that. I imply, it’s a syllable and it really works. I get known as that lots offline as properly, largely as a result of individuals neglect my actual title. It’s tough in spite of everything… and most of the people want a simple approach out after they wrestle with pronunciation.
I’m a blogger and streamer from Germany. I used to be born and raised right here. My dad and mom, nevertheless, are from Kosovo, which means that I’m Albanian. I talked about this some time in the past however I don’t determine as both actually… or I do technically however once I go to Kosovo, I’m “jashtit” (unsure how one can decline that phrase, lol) which suggests “from the outside”.
That time period is generally used to speak smack about folks that stay exterior their nation. It’s a complete factor, truly. I do know for a undeniable fact that there are comparable phrases in different nations and cultures. There is that this entire fantasy that everybody in Germany is wealthy and that you simply earn tons of cash by doing nothing when in actuality, the cash you earn goes away quicker than you’ll be able to accumulate it. In Kosovo, for example, chances are you’ll earn much less however you additionally spend lots much less on groceries.
So, I don’t really feel at dwelling in my “home country” however in my dwelling city, I used to be additionally a foreigner. I wasn’t German, in spite of everything, and I used to be regularly simply that. When it was of their favour, I’d be praised for being an excellent instance of integration. When it was about me moving into an argument or me being bullied or overwhelmed up, I used to be shouted at by academics for “not integrating myself”. It’s not even the worst story I’ve. That shit is gentle.
I by no means felt like I had a voice. I used to be shy and introverted and all the time an outsider. After being bullied for years and years, I struggled lots – and I nonetheless do. I’m a large number. I suppose a purpose why I maintain running a blog is that it makes me really feel like I do have a voice and I do know some individuals get pleasure from studying my stuff right here, so I maintain at it. It’s an enormous motivation for me.
I solely a lot later received to make mates in my highschool years who virtually saved me. Who is aware of the place I’d be now if it weren’t for them? Among us mates, it grew to become a meme that my steam library was tremendous big, so I received requested for suggestions lots and ended up recommending cool video games I discovered to mates.
Just to make clear, I used to (and nonetheless do) seize all of the freebies I discovered on the web. That’s why the backlog retains getting greater. Eventually, mates advised that I’d begin a weblog and advocate video games to others, so I did. I wrote just a few evaluations on “Magis Indiekativ” – a weblog I took down after just a few months since Blogspot was actually arduous to work with… and in addition, somebody doxed and harassed me on the web.
So, quick ahead just a few years, and right here I’m, running a blog for 3 years. I like doing this. I get to study lots, learn lots and write lots. It helps me mentally however I additionally get to make mates with comparable pursuits, find out about their lives, and have an excellent time due to it.
Other pursuits I’ve other than Indie Games and Blogging embody cooking, baking, studying, writing (like brief tales), Anime and Manga, assembly up with mates, events, Debate Club, and different types of stuff. I’m a fundamental bitch.
I used to do Kendo for 3 years in addition to Iaido and Iodo. I additionally did Muay Thai for some time however stopped as a result of my upcoming transfer to this metropolis. Currently, I additionally work out on the Gym and attempt to construct up my stamina whereas additionally engaged on my posture. Otherwise, I used to Drama however I now not have the time for that, which is a bummer.
Streaming on Twitch sort of took the place of Drama although as I get to be this “Lich” and create a backstory and whatnot which is various enjoyable. I can also faux that I’m good at video games however it doesn’t all the time work. More than something, I get pleasure from chatting with individuals, drawing stuff on stream, and exploring Indie Games. It’s an enormous ardour of mine.
The Origin Story of “MagiWasTaken”
I am going by “Magi” or “MagiWasTaken” on-line as a result of I used that nickname for ages now. When I used to be youthful (round 3 or 4?), I knew how one can spell “Magier” (mage in German) and entered that in a sport… however it solely let me enter 4 letters. So, I used to be “Magi”. Eventually, I added “mos” to it, considering “Magimos” sounds cool. Fast ahead to once I was 16 or 17 and I simply didn’t assume so anymore… But I couldn’t give you one thing else. In reality, my mates on the time known as me “Magi” (as in “Magical” however with out the “cal”) anyway, so I caught with that however the “mos” was simply misplaced.
Eventually, I seen how my username was taken after which… that was my username. MagiWasTaken. Yup. That’s the origin story. And I caught with it.
In Online Games and MMOs the place you play a personality of types, I might typically play as a feminine character versus a male character. In GuildWars 2, that human Engineer was known as “Lizz Winterfield”. It sounded fairly “Human” and far more becoming anyway. “Lizz” is only a title that I discover fairly and “Winterfield” comes from a sniper weapon in “Blinx – The Time Sweepers”, a sport I performed on the OG Xbox.
So, every time I play a personality that’s feminine, it’s “Lizz Winterfield”.
Weirdly sufficient, my Spotify title is that as a result of my different Spotify account received hacked or one thing (however it didn’t have fee choices linked to it, so it’s all good).
Magi and Video Games
My first-ever interactions with video video games had been most likely Tetris on a kind of handhelds that solely have Tetris on them. You know? I additionally performed Snake on my dad and mom’ Nokia telephones… and that was cool.
Eventually, I received an N64. I used to be perhaps three or 4 years outdated however I nonetheless keep in mind the day I noticed it excessive up on a shelf and my father purchased it for me in addition to Super Mario 64, Mario Party 64, and Pokémon Puzzle League. I keep in mind my father getting scolded for that buy however it made me pleased and my mom was okay with it so long as I don’t spend an excessive amount of time enjoying video video games.
As a child, I received “tested” lots. I knew how one can do math in kindergarten already. I used to be in a position to multiply numbers and calculate stuff that was fairly tough and I’d regularly ask my dad and mom for workout routines that I then would resolve. I additionally would write my title on a chunk of paper however mirrored.
One of the medical doctors mentioned that there’s nothing unsuitable with me. Also, my dad and mom had been advised to cease giving me math workout routines or else I’d get bored in elementary college after which I might quit on Math fully.
So, no extra math for me, however I spent a number of time with SM64 and Pokémon Puzzle League, which is presumably top-of-the-line Pokémon video games ever and I hope they launch a brand new model of it, identical to how they did with Pokémon Snap! It was GREAT. Also, I performed Mario Party with mates and my father lots.
One of my deepest traumas most likely comes from that vast eel in Super Mario 64. It freaked me out and I wouldn’t learn to swim up till a lot a lot later due to how scared I used to be of the water… frigging eel.
Eventually, my uncle gave us a used OG Xbox that he received from a good friend. My three youthful siblings and I might ultimately play Blinx 2 collectively in addition to different titles equivalent to Timesplitters 2 (my mother didn’t learn about that), Jet Set Radio, Fable, Sonic Heroes, and different video games.
Eventually, my uncle “modified” the Xbox to have one thing put in with a number of different video games… yup. At the time, I didn’t know that that’s not an excellent factor to do however hey, uh, errors are made?
Around 2008 was once we received our first laptop at dwelling. Up till then, I heard about “the internet” however I had no clue what that’s imagined to be. Back then, I performed a number of flash video games… I additionally performed Sonic Adventure DX, Oblivion, and Beyond Good and Evil – which might be my first-ever PC Games, truly.
Much later, in 2011-ish, the Minecraft craze started and I used to be capable of finding mates to play Minecraft with. At the time, I didn’t perceive what might be enjoyable about constructing with blocks… however then I received hooked as properly.
Eventually, later, I received a Nintendo DS – however to earn it, I wanted to have a number of As and whatnot which took me fairly some time to perform. That was once I first received in contact with Pokémon. The Pokémon Games had been wonderful.
My absolute favorite sport of all time, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky, got here out on the time and I performed the heck out of that. It was additionally the primary sport that ever made me cry. While I did play Ocarina of Time on the N64, I loved Spirit Tracks far more on the NDS.
Another collection that I additionally loved lots was Spectrobes, as I beloved the thought of digging up fossils, reviving them, and elevating them to be very highly effective. This could have been what sparked this ardour I’ve for Necromancy and Summoning in video video games.
And properly, ultimately, I had my very own laptop computer since preventing over one PC was an excessive amount of for 4 siblings. I did create a Steam Account in 2014-ish however I didn’t have the funds to purchase any video games…
With the laptop computer and my first job as a waiter, I out of the blue had entry to video video games and extra importantly, Indie Games. I additionally performed a number of League of Legends across the time and Team Fortress 2 once I received into Steam extra… my first ever purchases had been The Binding of Isaac in addition to Rain World, I imagine. I later received Nuclear Throne as properly and Don’t Starve/Don’t Starve Together.
Those had been most likely my first-ever Indie Games, though I could need to examine that once more in some unspecified time in the future in one other put up.
Want to know extra? Let me know!
I wrote about me and the weblog already on the About Page and that different put up and now right here… however a few of this might not be as detailed as individuals might want it to be. If you will have any questions, I can write one other put up or we are able to chat about it within the feedback. I plan on writing one other put up like this on the issues ultimately… however I’m unsure how many individuals are that serious about me, haha. But I do hope that you simply loved this.
This put up was first printed on Indiecator by Dan Indiecator aka MagiWasTaken. If you want what you see right here and need to see extra, you’ll be able to examine me out on Twitch and YouTube as properly.