Birthday Shenanigans – 24 now.

If it weren’t for the people around me… and Google’s Calender… I’d probably always forget about this but it’s my birthday today. Yay. In the past, I was once only reminded that it was my birthday because someone called me that day and I honestly forgot… it happens. I used to think it’s just a day… and now I think it’s a good excuse to do something special like eating cake or throwing party.

Usually, I don’t really celebrate it all that much. When I was a kid, my parents tried to make it a great day – which meant I had to dress up nicely and pose in family pictures, pretending to be happy. Something would always go wrong and by the end of it, I just hated my birthday because it was just so incredibly stressful.

On top of that, as I continued getting bullied and as life gave me more and more lemons but no way to actually squeeze them, I became depressed. I gave up. Birthdays were a reminder that I never chose to actually be born and that nobody gave me an opt-out button at the start of this. So, I tried opting out, multiple times.

And I’m glad I didn’t.

Turns out that having friends and not being bullied, beaten or harassed daily by others sorta makes life worth living. So, I did have the occasional party and stuff but especially with covid and everyone’s lives being so busy, I haven’t really celebrated many birthdays with a lot of people in recent years… but still, nowadays it’s a reminder that there are people that probably care about me.

This time around, I’ll throw a party on Saturday. My girlfriend’s gonna come over as well as a few friends and while it may not be all or even most of them, at least a few had time. It happens. A few are better than none, I guess.

And well, today… I don’t really have many plans. I still have some laundry to do. I just ate some cake – because if nothing else, birthdays are about cake… clearly… 100% – that’s all it is. Cake Day.

I digress.

Uh, today, I’ll do laundry, maybe order some takeout, etc. – but I also plan on streaming. In 30 minutes at the time of writing this (12PM GMT+1), I’ll go live on Twitch basically hanging out with everyone over there for this day. I mean, you don’t turn 24 every year, right?

Plans for the stream include:

  • lots of chatting!
  • me drawing Pokémon from memory or rather what I think they look like!
  • good music!
  • Katamary Damacy
  • some Roguelikes with Twitch Integration (mainly Noita and Streets of Rogue, but maybe also Dead Cells)!
  • King of the Castle!
  • Untitled Goose Game!
  • Phasmophobia in the evening with some friends!
  • Maybe some Monster Hunter or Monster Prom with friends!
  • maybe other games!

I mainly just wanted to use this stream as an opportunity to thank all the people around me that grace me with their company, and their energy – and that make life just so much better.

Similarly, thanks for reading my blog. If you’re reading this, chances are that it makes me quite happy that you’re here reading this. I enjoy blogging a lot and I hope that you enjoy these posts as much as I do.

Anyhow, I’ll be live if you wanna hang out or anything over on my Stream. I’ll probably be live for around 12 hours, maybe less, may longer. We’ll see.

This post was first published on Indiecator by Dan Indiecator aka MagiWasTaken. If you like what you see here and want to see more, you can check me out on Twitch and YouTube as well. If you find this post on a website other than, please write an e-mail to me. Thank you!

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