My interest in Hololive has waned quite a bit lately. I mostly watch OneyPlays if I’m on YouTube (I think I’ve seen everything Chris O’Neil does), or look for new musical talent, check out what’s new mostly, and try to promote by watching. There are so many talented animators on YouTube. And then musicians? Wow. So many kids, and older people that have probably played their instrument and sang for longer than most of the kids have lived. I find it interesting.
But lately, I’ve been catching some streams from a certain gremlin known as Dr. Watson Amelia, or Amelia WATson. Her avatar is too cute.
The description for her character states on the Hololive site:
She heard strange rumors surrounding Hololive online: talking foxes, magical squirrels, superhuman dogs, and more. Soon after beginning her investigation on Hololive, and just out of interest, she decided to become an idol herself! She loves to pass her time training her reflexes with FPS games, and challenging herself with puzzle games. It’s elementary, right?
The actress who plays this character has been around the internet streaming life for quite a while. You see that professionalism and savvy with her streams. She puts out a fantastic production with her endeavors that usually stand out. Her background on her chats is elaborate and interactive. She has a fish tank, that whenever a superchat (SC) comes across it drops a little ball into the fish tank. That’s something I’ve not seen with any other V-tuber.
During her new outfit reveal, she made the entire thing look like a video game that the viewers could play. And, their votes actually counted. So that, it was immersive and interactive. I was impressed at the production value. She had so many additional little props and backgrounds. You can watch it here.
And then she did this, “You guys ready, you’re about to witness history,” and here, I’ll just let you all watch:
She left a “crack in the code.” A pun that will go down in Holo-EN history.
For most outfit reveals, it’s fairly drawn out and boring, imo, but for hers she knew how to keep your attention. She put on a show.
When she sings karaoke, despite her not having the greatest voice, she puts on a show. She has the self-realization that she is not the next Taylor Swift, and so, she wants to make it fun for everyone. Karaoke, after all, should be fun. She changes lyrics and adds in her co-HoloEN members within the context of the song to make it hilarious. She even sings in Spanish. She incorporates background and outfit changes throughout the songs – all to keep the viewer interested.
Watson, unbeknownst to many, is constantly promoting other members of Hololive, whether it’s ID, JP, or even the Holostars. She is a tireless promoter for her fellow V-tubers.
[EDIT: It seems Amelia is having charity fundraising event on June 5th. That’s pretty awesome. TBA on what it will be held for, but I look forward to it.] I think this shows where her heart lies in helping and caring about others.
I love that her fanbase is simply known as “teamates.” There is no “I” in team, right? You never feel she is recognizing any member for how long they’ve supported her, or how many SC’s they constantly send her, or how short of a time they have supported. She plays the game or does her stream, and then reads every super chat on a designated day. There is the same amount of either regard or disregard. It doesn’t really matter. You simply give because she has truly entertained you, or because you like her and what you think of her as a human being. It’s straightforward.
When Kiara was about to do HoloTalk (I believe it was possibly a concept from Watson – not sure), Amelia Watson worked in the background, producing a fantastic opening segment to make it look like a late-night talk show, and promoted Kiara’s new show.
In retrospect, this show fit Kiara perfectly for her talent. It was a win-win.
Recently, Watson wanted to try a podcast idea, The Fish Tank. It was hilariously produced, with gimmicks and backdrops, all up until the leg on the desk reveal. She knows how to use the medium of avatar persona’s and runs with it. She had her Gen-mate, Gura (at the moment the second most subscribed V-tuber), join her for the premiere podcast and it was a good time had by all. I’m hopeful she makes this a regular segment with other Hololive members.
Amelia Watson started a “leg on the desk” renaissance among her fellow V-tubers so that now they are all trying the gimmick.
She’s a creative talent, hard worker, and seems to have a heart of gold.
But why I think I am so impressed with Watson Amelia, is the young lady who portrays her is close to both her human family and animal family. You will hear Bubba, her rescue dog, in the background of many of her streams, and he was even added to her new outfit.
He’s become part of her schtick, with Bubba having his own Twitch radio station (Bubb4bot) that viewers can listen to in the background while she’s reading SC’s. Another way to immerse the viewers so they won’t get bored in an otherwise mundane practice. She also has her little doggy, Micky, and her cat, Wellington.
She loves nature, and growing plants. She talks often about her fish tank that she wants to put actual fish inside, and I think she has some colorful shrimp right now. Overall, seems like an interesting and bright young human.
She also randomly makes a “hic” sound while streaming. It’s become a staple of her streams and when it happens the chat fills with “H.I.C.” It reminds me of my son and his Tourette Syndrome, but who knows. It’s very cute and I love how she rolls with her funny sounds, grunts and screams.
Again, this is a V-tuber that just has a little something more that I appreciate. I hope you all will check out her channel: Watson Amelia Ch. hololive-EN You will never be bored watching her play-through. I assure you, this V-tuber is anything but boring. And always wait at the end of the stream because she always has some type of surprise for the viewer at the very end.
Next Hololive post will feature two fantastic musical talents in Hololive: Hoshimachi Suisei and Rikka from HoloStars. Speaking of which, here is an awesome song by Rikka and that other leggy HoloEN member, Mori Calliope. An original piece of music:
Thank you all for reading and I hope you have a fantastically beautiful rest of your day seeking and searching, and finding what you love.
Love you Gracie! 🙂 ❤