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gaurdianaq
11-10-2020, 03:23 AM
I'll be live streaming some video games this Friday/Saturday as part of the extra life charity drive to raise money for sick kids. If anyone is interested in checking it out you can see the stream at my extra life page here.

https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.participant&participantID=434850

I might also be streaming earlier but we'll see how time goes. The money goes towards helping sick kids in London, Ontario. More details about the hospital here https://childrenshospitals.ca/childrens-hospitals/childrens-health-foundation/

Thinking I'll be streaming some Dark Souls, Hades, Dead Cells, Beat Saber... Might eat a super spicy pepper on stream for entertainment purposes, it will be fun (and quite painful if I eat the pepper!)

I'll be starting streaming some time between 3 and 4pm Eastern Time (Toronto/New York Time)

gassho1
Evan,
Sat today, lah

Kyotai
11-10-2020, 04:04 AM
Very cool idea Evan. A very wonderful cause close to my heart. Thank you

Gassho, Kyotai

Jundo
11-10-2020, 04:30 AM
gassho1

Bion
11-10-2020, 08:24 AM
I'll be live streaming some video games this Friday/Saturday as part of the extra life charity drive to raise money for sick kids. If anyone is interested in checking it out you can see the stream at my extra life page here.

https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.participant&participantID=434850

I might also be streaming earlier but we'll see how time goes. The money goes towards helping sick kids in London, Ontario. More details about the hospital here https://childrenshospitals.ca/childrens-hospitals/childrens-health-foundation/

Thinking I'll be streaming some Dark Souls, Hades, Dead Cells, Beat Saber... Might eat a super spicy pepper on stream for entertainment purposes, it will be fun (and quite painful if I eat the pepper!)

gassho1
Evan,
Sat today, lah

Ah! So it’s happening! Vert nice! [emoji1]

[emoji1374] SatToday

Hoseki
11-10-2020, 01:31 PM
Hi Evan,


Maybe the hot pepper can be saved for a certain dollar amount. If you know what time you will be streaming it would you mind posting the times here? It might make it easier for people to stop by see what your up to.





Gassho
Hoseki
Sattoday

Kokuu
11-10-2020, 03:34 PM
Good for you, Evan, that is a great cause!


Thinking I'll be streaming some Dark Souls, Hades, Dead Cells, Beat Saber...

Well, those all sound very wholesome! [morehappy]

Just kidding - enjoy and I hope you raise a lot of money for the hospitals.

Gassho
Kokuu
-sattoday-

gaurdianaq
11-10-2020, 03:59 PM
Hi Evan,


Maybe the hot pepper can be saved for a certain dollar amount. If you know what time you will be streaming it would you mind posting the times here? It might make it easier for people to stop by see what your up to.





Gassho
Hoseki
Sattoday

Good point, updated it with a general time frame of when I'll be starting (sometime between 3 and 4). And I might do that, I ordered a pack of dried carolina reaper peppers so I'll have more than one. (whether I can stand to eat more than one in a single day is another question)



Good for you, Evan, that is a great cause!

Thinking I'll be streaming some Dark Souls, Hades, Dead Cells, Beat Saber...
Well, those all sound very wholesome!

Just kidding - enjoy and I hope you raise a lot of money for the hospitals.

Gassho
Kokuu
-sattoday-


Only the most wholesome games for me :P (technically Hades is about someone trying to escape the greek underworld so that he can meet his mother, and beat saber is just a music game)

EDIT: Depending on time and how I feel, might also play Kennys game

gassho1
Evan,
Sat today, lah

Geika
11-10-2020, 07:52 PM
Awesome, Evan! I also stream sometimes, but it's been a while. Streaming for charity is a great idea! I've been trying to figure out how to stream in VR without blowing up my laptop...

Gassho
Sat, lah

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gaurdianaq
11-10-2020, 08:35 PM
Awesome, Evan! I also stream sometimes, but it's been a while. Streaming for charity is a great idea! I've been trying to figure out how to stream in VR without blowing up my laptop...

Gassho
Sat, lah

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I... haven't actually tried streaming VR yet, hopefully my desktop can handle it... I should probably test that out tonight...

gassho1
Evan,
Sat today, lah

Geika
11-10-2020, 08:44 PM
Lol, yes you should! I always run into some sort of hiccup.

Gassho
Sat, lah

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Jakuden
11-11-2020, 02:44 AM
Wow, that's so cool, thank you Evan. I must be getting really old though because I have no idea what anything in your post means besides the raising money for sick kids part. Thank you for some uplifting and badly needed engaged activity!

Gassho,
Jakuden
SatToday/LAH

gaurdianaq
11-11-2020, 03:16 AM
Wow, that's so cool, thank you Evan. I must be getting really old though because I have no idea what anything in your post means besides the raising money for sick kids part. Thank you for some uplifting and badly needed engaged activity!

Gassho,
Jakuden
SatToday/LAH

Basically I'm going to play video games for entertainment purposes (where a stream of me/the game will be publicly viewable), the idea is to try and attract viewers and then they watch you play (and possibly donate). I don't really have a following of viewers, but I'm spreading around the fact that I'm doing it anyways, and even if someone doesn't want to tune in to watch, they could still donate if they feel like it.

gassho1
Evan,
Sat today, lah

Onka
11-11-2020, 03:18 AM
Wow, that's so cool, thank you Evan. I must be getting really old though because I have no idea what anything in your post means besides the raising money for sick kids part. Thank you for some uplifting and badly needed engaged activity!

Gassho,
Jakuden
SatToday/LAH

LOL! I was going to write exactly this too. My gaming career began with playing Frogger at my cousin's house on their Atari. It ended with a splat not long after haha. I always preferred sitting in trees or riding my bike.
Good on you Evan for doing this though. A very worthwhile event.
Gassho
Onka
ST

aprapti
11-11-2020, 02:33 PM
Wow, that's so cool, thank you Evan. I must be getting really old though because I have no idea what anything in your post means besides the raising money for sick kids part.

big smile.. me too

gassho2

aprapti

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gaurdianaq
11-13-2020, 09:05 PM
Btw streaming right now, playing among us with some of our co-workers.

www.twitch.tv/gaurdianaq

gassho1
Evan,
Sat today, lah

Tomás Sard
11-13-2020, 09:40 PM
Btw streaming right now, playing among us with some of our co-workers.

www.twitch.tv/gaurdianaq

gassho1
Evan,
Sat today, lah

Saw you for a bit on the stream, love Among Us! Fun game :)

gaurdianaq
11-13-2020, 11:01 PM
Saw you for a bit on the stream, love Among Us! Fun game :)

Did you catch me when my mouth was on fire after eating a reaper pepper?

gassho1
Evan,
Sat today, lah

Jakuden
11-13-2020, 11:23 PM
Did you catch me when my mouth was on fire after eating a reaper pepper?

gassho1
Evan,
Sat today, lah

Holy hot pepper, it dawned on me reading this thread that you were going to eat an actual reaper! Yikes, I would have totally watched if I could have, I hope you raised a lot of money lol[emoji892]

Gassho
Jakuden
SatToday/LAH


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Jundo
11-13-2020, 11:31 PM
I tuned in to see you playing "Dark Souls." Look like like a ferocious Buddhist protector, doing Bodhisattva work, saving folks from the fires of hell with your Sword of Wisdom! Not to mention fighting dragons.

(Unless I misunderstood the game). [tranquillity]

Here is another Buddhist Guardian, also with "Estus Flask," Trident and Sword to fight Delusion!

https://data.tibettravel.org/assets/images/tibet-buddhism/mahakala1.webp

Anyway, fighting evil to help sick kids ... what could be more Bodhisattva than that!?

Gassho, J

STLah

Jundo
11-13-2020, 11:42 PM
PS - Soto monks, back in the day, were also good dragon and ghost hunters and such, like this story of the 14th Century Soto priest Genno ...


Genno reportedly was traveling through Hoki when he
encountered the ghost of the wife of Shimazu Atsutada, the lord of
Kasuga castle. A lifetime of evil deeds had led the deceased wife to suf¬
fer the torments of hell. Every night as she attempted to escape, her ghost
appeared, shrieking outside of her grave. The local people were afraid to
go out after dark. Genno confronted the ghost, teaching her that anyone
who repented of their evil deeds could be saved. That night Atsutada
dreamed that his wife had become a Buddha. The next morning he dis¬
covered that it was Genno who had led her to salvation, and in thanks he
pledged his financial support to Genno. Shortly thereafter, Atsutada told
Genno that for several nights he had observed a light shine out of the sea
to a certain spot on a nearby mountain. Genno interpreted the light as
evidence that a Buddhist spirit must be hidden in the mountain. Atsu¬
tada, however, told him that at the foot of the mountain lay the pond of
an evil dragon. On occasion, the dragon had destroyed local crops and
attacked people. Genno walked over to the mountain, seeing with his
own eyes the lands wasted, the crops in ruins. The local villagers begged
Genno to protect them from the dragon. As he approached the pond, the
wind suddenly howled and the surface of the water boiled. The dragon
appeared from out of the pond and moved toward Genno. To stop the
dragon, Genno chanted scripture. Then, as soon as the dragon became
still, he administered the precepts. The dragon was transformed instantly
into Kannon bodhisattva and disappeared into the sky. The next morning
the baleful pond was gone. The site of evil obstructions thus proved the
ideal setting for revealing the spiritual power of the precepts and the
Buddhist compassion associated with Kannon bodhisattva. At that site
Atsutada erected a new Zen temple (Taikyuji) for Genno.

Ah, ya see ... the Power of Jukai!

Gassho, J

STLah

gaurdianaq
11-14-2020, 04:43 AM
I tuned in to see you playing "Dark Souls." Look like like a ferocious Buddhist protector, doing Bodhisattva work, saving folks from the fires of hell with your Sword of Wisdom! Not to mention fighting dragons.

(Unless I misunderstood the game). [tranquillity]

Here is another Buddhist Guardian, also with "Estus Flask," Trident and Sword to fight Delusion!

https://data.tibettravel.org/assets/images/tibet-buddhism/mahakala1.webp

Anyway, fighting evil to help sick kids ... what could be more Bodhisattva than that!?

Gassho, J

STLah

Something along those lines, or at least you try, too bad most of the characters eventually lose their sanity (there are a couple of dragons in the game as well)

Actually one of the games I played, Overwatch, has a character named Zenyatta. Who is basically a Robot Buddhist Monk.

https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/overwatch_gamepedia/images/9/92/Zenyatta-portrait.png


Zenyatta is an omnic monk who wanders the world in search of spiritual enlightenment. It is said that those who cross his path are never the same again. He believes that by forming people into relationships, the world can be healed, and a better society created. But, when necessary, he will fight to protect the innocent, be they omnic or human. The orbs he uses were hand-carved at the Shambali monastary and serve as a means to channel omnic energy.

Like all Shambali, despite being unable to eat, Zenyatta knows how to prepare food.


A former member of the Shambali, Zenyatta disagreed with the group's approach. He believed that the way to repair the problems between humans and omnics was not through dogmatic teaching but through interpersonal connection and engagement. Ultimately, Zenyatta followed his own path. He chose to leave the monastery and wander the world, helping those he meets to overcome their personal struggles and find inner peace.

At some point either before or after leaving the monastery, he encountered Genji, who had left Overwatch and was conflicted with his nature as a cyborg. Though Genji initially rejected Zenyatta's wisdom, the benevolent omnic would not be deterred. In time, Zenyatta became his mentor, and under the monk's tutelage, Genji reconciled his dual existence as both man and machine. Zenyatta would later consider Genji to be one of his brightest pupils.

Some people think his name is supposed to be a combination of Zen and Śūnyatā.

gassho1
Evan,
Sat today, lah