Gwent – Closed Beta Gameplay

Been enjoying the Gwent card game. It’s currently in Closed Beta on XB1 and PC (I have it for both). Not a full review, just showing the gameplay.


Talking Gaming on #InterviewingAGamer by @ipod1reviewer

Everyone has opinions, right? I’m no exception, so when I was given the opportunity to share some of my opinions on gaming with Lynn from the YouTube channel, Ipod1Reviewer, I didn’t hesitate to say yes!

I was really nervous to be on camera, but she made it really comfortable and easy to get through. Lynn asked me 10 questions about various aspects of gaming. I didn’t realize how weird my camera position was, because it didn’t look that way during the preview on my end. So it’s a little dark and gives us a headshot.

I’m looking forward to doing more chat style videos like this in the future. Do check out Lynn’s channel, show some love on the video, comment, and subscribe as the spirit moves you.


Doodles I do during quiet periods.

Reaching up when the negativity tries to pull me down. Swirling in the black of my own self-doubt.

Looking to the distant stars. Hoping for an answer. #doodles #ThePathIWalkIsLonely

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For the Kids – Extra Life


On Saturday, November 5th, I will be doing a 24 hour charity Twitch stream to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ (Specifically Phoenix Children’s Hospital) through the Extra Life program. My goal is to raise $300 (I’m currently halfway to this goal already, and have put up some of my own money) before game day. Donations are tax-deductible (who doesn’t like that! hehe). Please consider giving at this link right here: or if you want to just hang out and give some cheering support, come out and join me on my Twitch channel at:

Kafi / Kat

Stifled – Game Demo Review

Stifled is a horror game whose visuals are based on sound. In-game sound, as well as the sounds of the player. In this video, I’m presenting my stream of the Gattai Games demo that has just been greenlit by the Steam community, and will also be available on console.

The atmosphere was dark and creepy. Freaked me out a couple of times playing just this short demo. It isn’t often I’m actually scared while playing a game, so for that this game is Kat Approved!


manicdistress – a personal definition

On Instagram, I thought it would be interesting to give myself a definition. “manicdistress” was a screen name I created for myself years ago, and thought for my first go at defining me, that this was the word that best described me right now. The original post on what will become my writing Instagram account is linked below too. Feel free to follow me there.


Me at my computer.

manicdistress man•ic (adj)- showing wild and apparently deranged excitement and energy. // dis•tress (n)- extreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain.

Two sides of the same person. I’ve spent years trying to understand just how the contradictions that make up my person are able to coexist, somewhat peacefully. Then I recognized that they aren’t mutually exclusive. Both sides make me unique and gives me insight into the mundane and the mad. I enjoy the constant internal battle. It’s why I try to  I look to connect with other souls that are on similar journeys. Maybe we can guide each other along the way. – Kat

How would you define yourself? I’d love to see what you all come up with. Share it with me here in the comments, or on Instagram by tagging me. You can also tweet me, @twistedmuses.

Where have I been?

Well Muses, I have been busy albeit not on here over the past few months. I’ve started combining my love of commentary, and video games into doing Twitch streaming, and some YouTube “Let’s Play” videos. I’ve been having a lot of fun with that. For those interested, links are at the end of this post.

As for writing, I haven’t given up on that, I have started work on a novela. I need to work on getting that transferred from notebook (I prefer to write with pen and paper first) to digital copy. I’ll see about posting some of that when I get that transferred. Currently it’s a Gothic Romance, but I’m thinking of shifting it into modern day.

That’s all I have for now. You can find me in all of these places:

Twitter | Twitch | YouTube | Steam