Interview with MildlyMildTV

Mason (he/him) is a queer gaming streamer. I asked him about himself and his content, as well as content he’s been enjoying recently. You can check out Mason at the links at the end of the interview.

  1. What queer terminology do you use for yourself publicly? Do not feel pressured to come out as anything in your answer. Please only disclose whatever you’re comfortable with.
    • Personally, my queer identity is kinda new to me, and it’s almost like I discover a new thing about it every day. I remember the first time I talked to someone about “being gay”, I was like ten or something. I was in my grandmas living room and idk what brought it up, but I said something along the lines of “I just don’t get it. Why wouldn’t you just like girls like normal?” My grandma turned and asked me if I knew that my [great] aunts were gay. In hindsight it should’ve been obvious but I was a homeschooled elementary schooler, so a lot of things aren’t as common sense as you’d expect. I think about that moment a lot in retrospect, because I wonder if I wasn’t exposed to LGBT+ representation at a young age would I even know that I was bi? I mean, for years, I thought I just found guys attractive because “I could just tell”. It took a lot of time to realize “hey, maybe I would suck a dick”. After that realization and a little more soul searching, I realized “maybe the things I feel about relationships and sex isn’t the monogamous normative that I thought it was”. So TLDR: I’m polyam and bi lol.
  2. What non-queer demographic terminology do you use for yourself? Again, please only disclose whatever you’re comfortable with.
    • This question was really hard for me because I didn’t realize how little I knew my gender and I’ve had to do a lot of reevaluating over the last few weeks. I don’t know what I am but it certainly isn’t male. I’d say I’m currently oscillating between sexy and epic but that can always change.
    • I also struggle a lot with ADHD and it’s only been getting worse as I get older. Makes work impossible, ruins things I enjoy doing, makes me a worse player, all around sucks to deal with.
  3. What projects are you involved in? This can be any type of content you’d like to promote.
    • Currently my game show “Not a Dating Show” is on hiatus while we restructure how the show runs and figure out how we plan on changing things up for the future.
    • The project I’m working on right now if you could call it that is my youtube channel that uses the same name as my twitch and twitter (MildlyMild). I edit streams into condensed versions of the stream that you can consume in a more bite sized manner without it feeling like a highly edited “highlight reel”.
  4. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not creating content?
    • I play Rivals of Aether at a competitive level. If you don’t know what that is, it’s a platform fighter (like smash bros).
    • I also build gunpla in my free time while I’m editing.
  5. What does the queer community needs to do better about understanding, accepting, and supporting?
    • I think the queer community struggles a lot with recognizing other struggles that they don’t personally experience as an extension of people only understanding personal struggles. Such as how some people only get oppression when someone they know starts experiencing it. So the queer community a lot of the time underplays all non lgbt+ related discrimination (ie the white gay archetype).
  6. What are you excited about going forward? Can be anything from creative projects, personal or professional milestones, etc.
    • Going forward I’m really excited to expand the kinds of content I make!
    • Incredibly hyped for the reboot of my game show coming hopefully late summer/early fall.
  7. Are there any pets or plants in your life?
    • I have an artificial potted bamboo tree named Ferdinand!
  8. What content / content creators have you been enjoying recently? This could be anything from books, to podcasts, to tutorial videos, etc. Anything you want other people to know about.
    • Personally I’ve been watching a lot of Atrioc, Coney and Drew Gooden on youtube, and on twitch a lot of CatalystNB, basically any Rivals of Aether tourney stream, and Stanz.
  9. What is your favorite thing about yourself?
    • I just can’t pick one favorite thing so I’m gonna give my top 3: my boyish charm, my sheer ability to be great at everything I do, and my humility!

Mason can be found on Twitter and Twitch.

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