Hello! My name is Gina, but I go by Sirithre, Siri, Cthylla, Steve, and a number of other names. Feel free to give me a new nickname. 🙂
In case you’re wondering, Sirithre is pronounced “See-ree-thray.” It’s Elvish (Sindarin) and has been my moniker since a high school D&D game in which I played an elven ranger by the same name. Yep. I’m that kind of nerd.
I’m 30-something, and have been playing games since I was barely old enough to work my father’s Commodore64 and/or my mother’s NES. They were both gamers and raised me well.
While adding my list of games to backloggery I realized just how horrible I am about actually finishing games. This is mainly due to spending too much time playing MMOs. Thus, my new year’s resolution for 2014 was to quit playing MMOs, and to work on my backlog of games. So I started streaming to encourage me to stick to this plan.
Well, I finished a fair number of games that first year or two, but eventually creative took over my channel and I ended up being known for my Cross Stitch streams. This was before and as the Creative directory was first ramping up so it was the perfect time for it. That’s when my channel really took off, gained partnership, and streamed nearly daily. I inspired a number of streamers to begin stitching, and other stitchers to begin streaming.
Truly it changed my life and lead me to many awesome opportunities including beta testing games (including Stardew Valley!) and writing the official Stardew Valley and Undertale cross stitch pattern books.
While I don’t stream as much anymore, I do encourage stitch streaming and spend a lot of the time in the Pixel Stitch discord and driving traffic to the wonderful channels at CrossStitch.Live