I get asked certain questions a lot (whether through Twitter, TumblrFacebook, or while streaming) so I decided doing a full FAQ would be nice. If you’d like to ask a question, feel free to use any of the ways linked and I may even add it here! If you have a business inquiry, please use the contact form.
🌸What kind of content do you do?
Pretty much any hobby I have has a chance to show up here on the website, my Youtube, or my Twitch. Stuff I like collecting, games, plushies, Baking/Cooking, Traveling, etc.
🌸Can I add you to my friends list?
When it comes to consoles of any kind or Steam, I’d rather only add friends. Sorry, that said, for most MMOs/Online games like PSO2 or Genshin Impact, feel free.
🌸Can I have your Mii’s QR Code/your Mii’s Tomodachi Life QR Code?
At the moment, my QR code is only available to friends ^^; I may put it up eventually. If I do, you will be able to find it on the QR Code Page. You can also find questions on some other QR codes not added at the bottom of that page.
🌸What games do you have?
A lot, honestly. While not tons, it’s still quite a large amount that not only would it be hard for me to list them all, it’d be hard for me to keep this updated. Your best bet is to just ask. You can also keep an eye on the Upcoming Games and Backlog lists (though, it may not always be up to date). If a game is removed and not put on the backlog, we most likely picked it up so… You can also check my Steam Wishlist as well.
🌸Will you get/play *insertgamehere*?
In general, if I like a game, I’m probably planning to get it… if not, it either hasn’t been announced for North America or I just don’t have an interest in it. I also won’t play any Horror games and am not fond of RTS games or MOBAs. That said, I’ll at least try almost any game I’m given it on Steam–the only ones I won’t is if they are in any of those three genres. I may make a slight exception for the latter two if something catches my interest, but no horror games. Ever.
🌸So, what are your hobbies?
I have a lot :P Off the top of my head, I really enjoy baking, playing video games, making websites, doing arts & crafts, playing the piano, traveling, and collecting things.
🌸What do you like to collect?
Various Cards (I have the first several sets of Pokemon Cards and a set of Beanie Baby Cards–I eventually lessened the Pokemon Cards to just Promo Cards, but even that had to end when competitions became bigger… I now just collect a few cards I really like or through the Pokemon TCG Online game), Rocks, Seashells, Sand, Various Trinkets (Random jewelry, old music boxes, fountains, etc. I like antiques), Dolls, and Plushies (I’m especially fond of teddy bears and anything super soft and fluffy). I also collect some figures and statues as well (Usually of characters I really like–it’s rare I go for full sets).
I’d really like to learn as many languages I can, travel everywhere at least once, and just write about everything I’d get to experience. In general, just being able to talk about my hobbies for fun is a lot to me, but traveling is something I’ve always wanted to do since I was little so it’s definitely one of the higher up ones. Unfortunately, it’s not cheap so…
🌸How long have you been together with your husband?
A long time now! We’ve been married since 2015. He has his own site over here.
🌸What’s your all-time favorite game?
I actually don’t have one! My favorite types of games are simulation games, platformers, and puzzles. A game that has some or all of those aspects plus customization and collecting tend to really grab my attention.
🌸Favorite 3DS feature?
StreetPass. Hands down. I even wrote an article about it. I wish more people seemed to care for it–nothing is more disappointing then passing someone with a 3DS and not getting them because they don’t really understand how it works or don’t care enough to clear it. Even worse is when they have a game you really want StreetPasses for and don’t have it set up yet :(
🌸When do you tend to Stream?
Due to health reasons, I don’t have a schedule. I just stream when I feel up to it and feel like I can put a decent amount of time into it.
🌸Why did you decide to stream?
For recording/logs mostly. I just like having recordings and having fun–I’m not streaming to put on a show for whoever may be watching. If you feel like being rude or demanding, you will be taken care of by mods.
🌸Will you stream *insertgamehere*?
If I have it and have a way to stream it, I’m opened to requests. That said, I don’t replay games so any game I finished already is likely off the table.
🌸Do you only like Nintendo games?
No! Nintendo does make a lot I enjoy, but I actually like a lot of different types of games.
🌸Why is the stream up when you’re not doing anything/Why do you have long pauses in your Youtube video(s)?
Things happen. Or if it won’t be long, I will keep things up. I also just like having recordings regardless and sometimes I will be trying to record something that may not be as action-packed.
Similarly, I do not feel comfortable using a microphone most of the time, so I need to pause to type. Also, sometimes people request to sit on certain screens to see what happens (or ask me to leave it there while I go do something versus turning off and back on).
Sometimes I’m even just thinking about what to do. I get overwhelmed easily and sometimes need a moment to remember what I was doing.
🌸What server do you play on MMOs/Online games? Also, what are your characters?
SWTOR: Server: The Shadowlands (Formally, Corellian Run).
Characters: I have 9. 2 Sages, a Commando, a Scoundrel, a Imperial Agent, a Sorcerer, a Mercenary, a Sentinel, and a Marauder. All my characters except the last two and one of my sages are healers. The other 3 are DPS. The Sentinel and Marauder only exist due to achievement and legacy-related things. I wouldn’t have them otherwise so I essentially made them in a way so I wouldn’t get attached (I can’t play melee DPS or Tank so). My main character is my Healing Sage.
Phantasy Star Online 2: Server: Ship 2 (both North America and Japan, I only really play the former now though).
Characters: On the Japanese server, I have 2. Akina and Rappy. The latter is literally more of a joke character than anything and just runs around in a Rappy costume… Akina is my main and is a Force/Techer. On the NA server, I have 3 characters: Akina and Gem Rappy who are their equivalent NA versions and Turquoise, a male character who exists entirely for the secondary reason Rappy, now Gem Rappy, has returned: Grinding Star Gems.
Referral Code: I don’t recall my one for the Japanese servers, but my code for North America is: 10006964
🌸What game systems do you have?
I have all current systems, except for the Xbox Series X, and still a lot of older ones too.
🌸What do you use to Stream?
Elgato HD60 X – Console Capture Card
Genki Shadowcast – Nintendo Switch Capture Card
OBS – General Streaming Software
3DS Capture Card – For DS/3DS stuff
scrcpy and sndcpy – Phone Streaming
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor 3.59 Ghz
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
1TB Samsung SSD 970, 5.5TB Western Digital HDD
🌸Who are you usually playing with?
More often than not, I am playing with my husband :) You can find his twitch channel here, his youtube channel here, and his website here (sometimes I even write guest stuff!). If I’m playing with anyone else, I’ll usually mention it somewhere or on Twitch, you can use the !collab command to see.
🌸So, is your name Crystal?
Nope! It’s Jennifer.
🌸Then why Crystal Dreams?
It’s actually a name from an old layout I stumbled upon when I was about 7 or 8 and wanted to not have this giant page filled with gifs and pictures as was the tendency in the 90s. It featured a Precious Moments (or maybe it was an anime-styled character) character praying and looking out a window and had these lovely pastels and said “Crystal Dreams” at the top. I immediately decided to use it for my site and when my friend could no longer host me, I used it from my very first domain name. The rest is history. But yes, Crystal is an adjective–not a noun in the name!
🌸Why don’t you speak in most of your streams/videos and/or have a webcam?
I’m really shy and don’t feel comfortable doing so.
🌸What anime is the character in your banner from?
She isn’t from an Anime! She is a anime-styled caricature of myself that I commissioned from Nekoshiei.
As of April 2023, the banner has been updated of art of my newest OC by…
🌸Why is your username MizunoSakura on Twitch, but Crystal Dreams everywhere else??
MizunoSakura was made specifically in reference to my Animal Crossing town as it’s what I mainly planned to stream. Crystal Dreams has been something I’ve used since I was 9 so it’s just my general moniker. There are a few other more personal reasons, but that’s the main one.
Maybe one day I will switch the Twitch username, but for now I still like it abd my new OC’s alias does tie both parts together!