All about Kpopalypse and livestreaming

Kpopalypse will be periodically livestreaming! This post has all the information on Kpopalypse video streaming activities!

Why is Kpopalypse streaming?

One of the big pieces of feedback received from readers recently is that you’d enjoy it if I covered more k-pop news/opinion style content.  However I really couldn’t be fucked writing articles about k-pop news because it takes several hours (minimum) to write just one Kpopalypse article, and I actually don’t really care that much about most of the shit that goes on in k-pop.  I think that Asian Junkie cares about it way more than I do and he does a pretty good job of covering that type of shit so I don’t have to.  Any article that I write about news would probably end up reading just like his, except sloppier (because I give far less fucks) and with perhaps a slightly different opinion tacked onto the end on some cases, and who wants to read that?  Asian Junkie is what it is and that’s great, but I’d like to do something different.

So the plan is, approximately each week or fortnight, or whenever it occurs to me to do one, I’ll do a livestream.  As the reason for this is partly to acknowledge my time constrains, the streams will be short – 30 minutes maximum.  In the stream I’ll cover whatever k-pop news is on my mind (often stuff that I won’t be planning to write articles about), and/or discuss recent articles on this site, and/or answer questions that you lovely readers might have about whatever I’m talking about, or anything else really.

Where and when will the next stream be?

Streams will be broadcast on https://www.twitch.tv/kpopalypse.  I won’t be posting about the time of my streams on this blog, instead I will post notification about each upcoming stream on the Kpopalypse Twitter.  If you’re interested in the streams you should follow the Twitter account for stream news (as well as other stuff, I’m reasonably active on Twitter).  Streams will probably only ever be on weekends, and most likely to be in the afternoon or evening, Australian time.  Note that time where I live is either GMT+9:30 or GMT+10:30 and changes seasonally.

I’m a veteran reader and I remember that you used to stream years ago.  Why did you stop?

I gave up on my old streams partly because of my stream platform Justin.tv’s integration with gaming stream platform Twitch.tv – as I have no interest in streaming about computer gaming, I felt that Twitch.tv wasn’t a good fit for the type of streams that I wanted to do.  Also the stream was often beset by technical problems, as stream watchers from back then will remember.  However I seem to have sorted all that shit out now with some technical help, so I’ll be back on Twitch.tv again this time around.

I watched your stream but the video quality is ass!  Why?

I live in Australia and the Internet here is absolutely woeful due to the pathetic Australian Liberal government refusing to roll out broadband Internet in a reasonable manner.  I actually have relatively good Internet for an Australian resident and I still don’t even get 1MB/sec upload.  As a result I’m forced to bump the stream quality down to Minecraft levels, anything above this will just get too choppy and unwatchable for viewers.  If you want better stream quality, Australia has an election coming up, so if you live here make sure you’re registered to vote ahead of time (you have to register before the election is announced to be eligible to vote) and kick these Liberal Party clowns out of office, thanks.

Will the streams be monetised?

Yes there will be a button for live donations.  I don’t really like that format because I don’t think that rich people’s questions and comments are more important than poor people’s questions and comments, so I’d hate to feel obliged to address a specific person just because they could afford it.  That’s always been an element that’s bugged me about other monetised streams.  However I’ve decided to do it anyway because one of my lovely caonimas showed me how to set this up and even though my girlfriend hates k-pop she will probably learn to appreciate k-pop a bit more if I can take her out for a nice meal or buy her something nice after the stream, so fuck it why not.  Those interested in supporting Kpopalypse financially but who aren’t into this streaming thing can also use the Kpopalypse Patreon if they wish, and while I definitely appreciate all donations and subscribers, I wouldn’t feel particularly pressured to donate or subscribe, as it won’t make any difference to the streams themselves (which don’t cost me any money to run).

Will there be advertising on your stream?

Well I certainly won’t be putting any on there myself.  If Twitch.tv does, I highly recommend Adblock Plus which should block all advertising.

Will there be paid endorsements on your stream?

I can’t fucking stand streaming endorsements, and I doubt any company would want the negative stigma of being associated with the only blogger in k-pop who routinely gets called a Nazi pedophile rapist by every k-pop fandom ever just for making jokes about their bias and highlighting how their companies are fucking them over, so I don’t anticipate that this will ever be a reality!

I’ve never seen your face or heard your voice before, this will be scary to me.

Then you just haven’t been paying attention.  If you’d like to prepare yourself in advance, I air my voice each week on the Kpopalypse radio show (bootlegs of which exist and are easily web-searchable) and there’s plenty of videos of me playing guitar in the Kpopalypse tabs series of posts.  Spoiler alert: I’m probably the oldest and baldest Australian man alive who listens to k-pop and probably would fuck your mum.  (Although your mum shouldn’t worry too much, I’ve been in a very happy monogamous relationship since 2010.)

Might I be offended by streaming content?

Don’t worry, there won’t be any explicit visuals, sorry to all you Kpopalypse fappers out there but I have guidelines to work with.  However I won’t be editing my language for the stream, just like I don’t edit my language on this blog.

Will there be guests on your stream?

Highly unlikely at this stage.

Will your partner be on the stream?

Doubtful – I love her partly for her incredibly high intelligence, and her high intelligence levels means that she’s smart enough to disregard all things k-pop.

Will there be cat content?

That depends on my cat.  Nobody tells her what to do.


More questions and answers about the Kpopalypse streams will be added to this post over time as people ask stuff and also as the format potentially changes depending on feedback and how it all goes.  This is in the experimental stages so far, it may get canned if it doesn’t work out at all or is too much of a hassle – we’ll see what happens.  A stream icon has been added to the sidebar to make it easy for readers to find this post and update themselves of any changes to protocol.  Please enjoy the streams as they appear – or don’t!

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