I've got a story that hopefully the Allies will enjoy. First, some context:
I've been video gaming for over 40 years, since Pong was new, and I haven't stopped since. I've been following and enjoying the Easy Allies crew since the pre-Defy Game Trailers days, close to 10 years now I suppose.
My 73-year-old mother, as you might expect, is not a video gamer. Her games of choice are card and board games, crosswords, Jumble, trivia and game shows on TV. However, she has had a lot of exposure to video games through me talking about them, her watching me play, and me showing her videos and other things over the years. When Game Trailers closed down earlier this year, I told her about what the crew meant to me and that I was worried they would be scattered to the winds, and then later how happy I was that the whole crew stayed together and formed Easy Allies and became one of the highest (THE highest?) funded Patreon creators. She listened to these stories with limited interest.
When I told my mother that my current favorite gaming stream is "Bosman v Wozniak" and explained what it is, she thought out loud, "Which is the bigger sin; wasting time playing Tetris on the Internet, or wasting time watching someone play Tetris on the Internet?" Shortly afterward I queued up the "Bosman v Wozniak - Week 11" video for her to watch to get an idea of what I was talking about. She ended up watching (almost) the whole thing, and said, "well, that's addictive."
I then showed her some of your other recent videos and E3 coverage, and even though she has no stake in video games, she enjoyed what I showed her, because your enthusiasm and general good humor transcend your subject matter. I just wanted to let you know that your work is appreciated even beyond your expected audience. Thank you for your efforts.
(Her, and also my, favorites of what I showed her: Ian's E3 carpet reviews and statement/response interview style, Huber's Yakusa 0 story and general enthusiasm, and Bosman's great banter and rapport while streaming.)