He has three cats.
He chose his original username because he thought it was funny. He shortened the tag when he felt that he had outgrown it.
Diction has been creating films and editing his video content since he was a child and even completed a 16-month course in film school. Towards the end of his course, his regular desk top pc broke. While it was being fixed, he watched started watching YouTube videos and discovered SeaNanners’ content. This inspired him to begin creating and uploading videos to YouTube for fun in 2010, as he felt that it was a useful outlet for his creativity. Most of the content that he created was based on his XBox Call of Duty gameplay with voice-over commentaries.
Prior to streaming fulltime, he worked a number of odd jobs and created video content in his free time.
After a few months of uploading content, one of his YouTube videos attracted a lot of views, which slowly caused his channel to gain traction as well as a partnership with Machinima. Through Machinima and the other opportunities that became available to him as his channel grew, he was able to network with other streamers such as GassyMexican. He then decided to start live-streaming in 2011 shortly after Twitch branched off from Justin.tv.
It was only after 6 months of streaming on YouTube when he had 6,000 subscribers and received a partnership that he realized that it was possible to monetize on his gaming content and potentially even make a career out of his hobby. He found the biggest challenge to his professional career to be his ADD that prevents him from focusing on all of the various offers and technical aspects of running his channels, as well as struggling to maintain longer streaming sessions when he gets distracted.
He still occasionally streams games together with GassyMexican and other members of The Late Shift.
His channel is not appropriate for children.
Diction has ~ 1,200 subscribers, which should net him at least $3,000 USD per month. This excludes additional revenue from sources such as merchandise sales, tiered subscriptions, sponsorships, advertisements, tips and Twitch cheer bit donations. According to his Twitch biography, he has received ~$23,804 USD from his top five donators alone.
He doesn’t have a set schedule.
[Advice to Aspiring Streamers;] don't go into it expecting to blow up and become popular/make monies. I started my channel just for fun and to have a creative outlet every day, that attitude paid off eventually.