I'm [REDACTED], but most people call me DB. My beard isn't particularly dangerous other than it's wanted for questioning in three (3) galactic sectors, but I'm sure it's fine? I got the nickname when I was playing Starbound and running through the character creator; I'd rolled a monkey character, hit random on the name generator and it gave me something like dangerbaboon which I thought was hilarious, so I adopted it to something... beard.
I'm from Sydney, Australia, but my wife, our cats Ellie and Dobby (RIP, we love you and miss you) and I moved to Perth in Western Australia after Christmas in 2019 in search of more chill in life. I quit my high stress IT job of 12 years, which left me with a hefty dose of burnout. Add to that some long undiagnosed depression, a brand new social anxiety disorder, and as of mid 2020 a formal ADHD diagnosis, which I'm now trying to learn how to live with, and yeah. I was pretty toasted. I found twitch just before COVID hit and have been amazed at the pockets of beautiful communities full of caring, generous, genuine and talented people around the place, and I decided that was something I wanted to be a part of. Plus it's been a great way for me to use both my broad technical and creative skills to create cool interactive stuff for y'all to play with! There's plenty of channel redeem buttons for you to press to have stupid things happen!
This section used to be about the games I play. Except I honestly rarely play games lately. I used to be a huge sucker for farm sims with RPG elements (stardew, portia, etc) but I think it was mostly because I was very depressed and spending an entire weekend dissociating on pixel cabbages is cool and good. Of course I still have a soft spot for them, but Cool Brain struggles to work up the energy to get ready to perform A Lot Of Tasks when I could instead be scrolling through the app folders on my phone.
I've always been huge on any good story based singleplayer games - especially big open world RPGs. I play all sorts of stuff depending on my mood and what's out. On stream though, you're more likely to see me play something silly, or more likely nothing at all and I'll be just chatting or serenading chat with songs I make up on the spot about garlic bread or something.
I'm a huge melodic metal nerd and I also love cheesy glam rock and synthwave. I'm a huge 80s tragic. You're likely to hear some of all of this at any point. I might even sing you some songs. But I'm very self conscious, so... maybe not.
[lol this was written in 2020, things have VERY CHANGED]
I play guitar, drums, and I sing, but I've always been chronically shy (again, ironic that I'm streaming despite this), so you'll hear little bits of music made by me, like my follower alert and the channel theme song that I wrote lyrics for in 20 minutes (and it shows!)
It is now the year 2022 and I've finally found myself writing new original music, which I haven't done in probably 15 or more years, because trying to exist in 9-5 hell with undiagnosed ADHD for my entire adult life until recently simply took everything I had.
We've also had some new additions - our cat Abby literally appeared in our backyard as a 6 week old kitten in need of a home in January 2021 - you can read the story [here](https://twitter.com/thedangerbeard/status/1368781671470788610).
Mrsdangerbeard and I also welcomed into the world our son Benjamin Riker in early 2022. As an early birthday present for him, I decided to make him his very own #trekwave [theme song](https://open.spotify.com/track/0yNkN3987mzmMo7aRfEEvp?si=1562dde240a54db9) and [trailer](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkVhcfLWrHo)! Becoming parents for the first time has been A Whole Thing, and we're still finding our feet and our rhythm, but we love him so much and he brings us so much joy every single fricken day.
If you decide to come hang out on a stream, be sure and say hey! I really enjoy chatting with folks, which is ironic considering the whole social anxiety thing AND the ADHD thing but here we are. I do try my best to keep up with chat but boy concentrating on things when you have ADHD is hard, lol. I'm pretty much an open book about my broken brain experiences and whilst am not in any way a health professional, I'm more than happy to talk about my experiences. Or to just talk shop with you. Hope to see you soon!