1. Introduce yourself(tell about yourself & who you are)
Hey, I’m Ryan but on the internet I’m better known as Yangy. I’m from Scotland and I study Performance at uni (Hopefully still when this releases, awaiting results). My internet presence, however, is mostly based around video games with a focus on Rockstar. I’m also a member of the LGBTQ community which makes for an interesting mix at points.
2. I noticed you’re a gaming writer & deeply into the gaming community explain more about that what has your experience been like?
I started writing for GTABase in 2020 during my gap year between my second and third year of uni. Right now, I mostly release concepts and ideas I have to improve video games, and have most notably released a popular eight-year plan for Red Dead Online which a lot of people have said they wish to be implemented into the game!
3. What are some words of wisdom you live by everyday?
I hope I can swear, because my words of wisdom are “Fuck it” – I try not to take my life too seriously or have too much of a deep outlook on things. I think we should all try our best to have fun, and not make life hard for others. People who take themselves too seriously just come across as kind of annoying.
4. What are some goals of yours you’ve completed in life or would like to complete in the future?
I’m really proud of all the work I’ve done for GTA Base and the growth I’ve gained from it, as well as how far I’ve come within my education. I think my ultimate goals as a performer however are to work with Rockstar and James Gunn. (At separate occasions of course, but that would be one hell of a crossover)
5. What are some struggles you faced in life and how did you overcome it?
I think the main struggle I have faced in life was the passing of my Dad at a young age. He didn’t live with us anymore due to strong drug habits, but regardless he was a wonderful and kind man.
Not to mention, I also have an array of disabilities that make everything I do a little harder. So far, I’ve been diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder, type one diabetes, hypermobility syndrome, muscular atrophy and dyspraxia. It’s one hell of a mix. They make my studies in particular a lot harder for me, but I try my best to not let them get in my way. I overcome them by accepting who I am and knowing my limits and what is safe for me. I always push myself but I think it’s important to know what you can and can’t do.
6. What is a way you’d like to make an impact in the world?
I’d like to impact the world, not in a large way, but just by making whoever I can feel better in themselves. Whether it’s for a day, or for their lives, I just want to be a part of the reason as many people as possible smile.
7. What else would you like to tell the world about you?
I’m bisexual, I’m non-binary. I’m not a stereotype, or a statistic, or a result of whatever. It’s all just a part of who I am, and nothing will ever change that.
I’m a creative, not an academic. I strongly believe in the end of requiring essays with referencing and strong academia to pass further education. Personally, I feel like writing these for my course has had no strong gain for me, and has only led to a decrease in my mental health.
I was raised by women, wonderful talented women. I’m solid proof that single parents are fully capable of raising children, especially when their older kids help.