This is ‘’Gascon’s Most Wanted’’, a series by Babyjosus where he sits down with fellow content creators and pro players within the Gwent community. Our favorite content creators and pro players tell us about themselves but also about the happy, the sad and the most memorable moments throughout their careers. In this edition, Babyjosus speaks with Lunaarcana, your Twitch witch that finds joy in the boundless respect and the trust from her cultists. They talk about streaming on Twitch, what you can expect on her stream and also talk about her intriguing personality.
Babyjosus: Before I will ask you questions regarding your streaming; I want to try to let them get to know you a bit first. Could you describe yourself to the reader?
Lunaarcana: Hm, I’ve always been bad at that. I’m a quiet creative witch who is interested in art, history, fantasy, oddities, and video games. Anything that immerses me and stirs my imagination, really.
BJ: Sounds like you would have a lot to talk about on stream though. And I know you have been streaming quite a lot and have been doing it for a long time. I believe you even streamed before I did. How did you started streaming?
LA: Indeed. I began streaming early 2017, and first streamed Gwent in early 2018. I always enjoyed watching content creators on YouTube and Twitch. After some time and confidence from a few friends, I had finally thought “Hey, I’d like to try that!”. It’s been quite the journey!
BJ: Since you decided to become a streamer yourself. What has been your favorite moment so far?
LA: It is actually a bit difficult to put my finger on a favorite moment. But the silly moments, having fun, playing games with friends, or streaming in costume are my most memorable.
BJ: You have been around for a while now in the Gwent community. But, how did you get in touch with Gwent?
LA: Honestly, at the time I was streaming the first Witcher game, and I saw it advertised on GOG’s launcher. Of course, I enjoy The Witcher Lore, so I gave the game a try. It was the first CCG I had ever played, and the only one I’ve stuck with.
BJ: I believe your favorite faction is Skellige, where did your love for the faction come from?
LA: Yes, it is! I think what originally drew me to it was the interesting mechanics that painted an intense picture of the energy and lore the faction has. Which makes for equally intense plays and combinations. As most know, I have an interest in Norse & Celtic history and lore, so it definitely stems from that, as well.
BJ: You have been streaming Gwent for a long time. Have you ever felt burnt out when it comes to streaming it?
LA: I won’t sugar-coat it. I absolutely have. But I think that’s a normal response when you’re consistently engaging in one subject or playing a certain game. You can still enjoy something while needing a break to feel refreshed.
BJ: I know you also stream other games than Gwent, what other games interest you?
LA: Oh, I enjoy all sorts! But my favorite genres are fantasy, RPG, adventure, and horror. Silent Hill, The Elder Scrolls, and Stardew Valley are amongst my favorites.
BJ: I am aware that you have done a Philippa cosplay and Succubus cosplay on stream in the past. Are there any cosplays that I forgot to mention?
LA: Ah, I almost forgot about my Witcher succubus outfit from Halloween. I’ve streamed Overwatch dressed as Mercy. And I’ve also done two different streams as Ciri where I played Gwent, and other fun games. I enjoy costuming, so I’m looking forward to creating more!
BJ: What can we expect from you when it comes to cosplaying in the future?
LA: My cosplay streams are usually done as special rewards for hitting a goal, but lately I’ve been getting back into photography, so perhaps more than I even expect. Here soon, I’ll be transforming myself into the dryad queen Eithné, the leader of Brokilon, actually. I’ve been having a great time posing as different Witcher characters and might have some vague future plans on continuing that.
BJ: Oh, as a huge fan of the Scoia’tael faction it makes me excited for that cosplay! You also seem to prepare quite a lot for your regular streams. An example is the face paint. Any particular reason behind that?
LA: Well, simply put, that’s just how I like to do my normal makeup. I feel that makeup can be used as an artistic tool. Why not make my face a canvas?
BJ: Can’t disagree. Last time I stopped by your stream you were doing a ritual on stream; where did your fascination for rituals come from?
LA: I was doing a simple spell and explaining the history behind the Neo-Pagan holiday of the Spring Equinox, Ostara. My interest in spellwork, magick, and witchcraft started at a young age. I think about a decade ago now. I grew up introduced and interested in history and mythology. As I grew, I began researching even more, taking bits and pieces, and making it a part of me, in a way.
BJ: Could you explain the purpose of doing a ritual?
LA: Hm, well. It really depends on your intentions. Rituals and spells can be different. But the purpose is genuinely up to the caster. Throughout history, rituals might have been done to bring a good harvest. Small magic incantations and spells could have been used by someone to bless a child, grant pleasant dreams, or protect a loved one. Or even more extravagant things such as making the seas calm for good sailing, or maybe bolstering your forces in a battle. The list is vast and endless.
BJ: I didn’t know, thanks for explaining it to me. I noticed you also do sign reading for viewers on stream, what is the reaction from people to this?
LA: I haven’t read anyone’s astrological sign specifically, as I’m not as knowledgeable in that subject as I’d like to be yet. But, on Wednesday streams I do rune casts and readings, or an oracle card reading as a reward. The reactions have been very pleasant! I’ve never received any negativity regarding it. Most of the time people are just interested and ask genuine questions if it piques their curiosity.
BJ: We are nearing the end of the interview, but I know you are quite the artist. Viewers can unlock doodles made by you and you also do a lot of art in your free time from what I can recall. Do you have any plans to publish an artbook?
LA: I certainly try to do art in my free time! It’s been a love of mine since I was young. Sometimes I get so busy and lose track of all my ideas. I always have so many! I’ve never thought about publishing an artbook, but that does sound like a really cool idea now that you mention it. Currently, I have a couple prints. But I’m trying to do more quality art first to really round myself out, and hone in my style.
BJ: Is there anything that you would like to share about yourself to the reader?
LA: I feel I tend to be too complex to conclude in short sentences, so if anyone ever wants to chat, I don’t bite! Haha.
BJ: You heard it here everyone. If you want to know how complex Luna is, you got to stop by her stream. Jokes aside, I want to thank you for your time, it was nice to get to know more about you.
LA: Thank you for including me! I look forward to seeing more of these interviews with other members of the community.