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Overwatch League

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Overwatch League (or OWL) opening day is today! For those of you that are unfamiliar with Overwatch, go put in 100+ hours of gameplay and come back. For those of you unfamiliar with the new OWL, than time to get familiar because it looks absolutely amazing. OWL is the newest of any tournament in eSports and looks to revolutionize everything we know about eSports. OWL follows a traditional model for sports with set teams, and a long season with games being played over a many months span. Players are brought on to teams and payed a yearly salary. For many people, along with myself, this is all extremely exciting for many reasons. Never before has there been the ability to follow a team and watch the game as if one would with the Lions in the NFL. Now, we have that opportunity and if all goes well maybe many others will follow in Blizzards example.

The preseason aired in December and was amazing to watch. Admittedly I’ve never really watched professional Overwatch. After the fall of Starcraft 2 I never quite got the same enjoyment out of eSports tournaments again… However, this is on a whole new level. Everything is professionally and beautifully done with great casters and hosts. Every team feels just like that. A TEAM. It’s hard not to pick one right from the start. If you’d like to re-watch some of the matches than you can check them out here. I personally am rooting for Boston Uprising run by man Chris “HuK” Loranger.

overwatch league teams.pngThere are twelve teams from all over the world (mainly from the USA) competing. In order on the picture is…

  • Florida Mayhem
  • London Spitfire
  • Los Angeles Gladiators
  • Los Angeles Valient
  • New York Exclsior
  • Philadelphia Fusion
  • San Francisco Shock
  • Seoul Dynasty
  • Shanghai Dragons
  • Houston Outlaws
  • Dallas Fuel
  • Boston Uprising

Favored to win the inaugural season of OWL is Seoul Dynasty with London Spitfire and Dallas Fuel considered large contenders. Florida Mayhem and, surprisingly, the Shanghai Dragons sit at the bottom of the list. Just like anything else though, it is anyone’s game! So, pick your favorite, paint your face, throw a viewing party, and tune in with me tonight at 7pm EST!

My Love of Starcraft

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Explaining my love of Starcraft to someone who doesn’t feel the same way is very difficult. The easiest way I can think to describe it is the way many feel about sports. I played Starcraft competitively for a long time, and it quickly became an obsession of mine. At first it was just a normal game, then I started watching streams on a daily basis. I’d tune into tournaments whenever possible. I followed the players, developed strategies, attended tournaments, competed in tournaments… It quickly became for than just a game, it became my life. I myself was a Zerg player, and my handle was WyrmZ. I thought it was catchy and I had a tendency to back-door nydus worm people. I had a group of friends that also had aspiring goals of becoming a pro-player. That was everyone’s goal if we are completely honest with ourselves. We wanted to be among the greats; our idols. We wanted to play in the EG house and have a seat next to IdrA and InControl. We would log on Skype and play for hours, all while making strategies and timing our plays down to the exact second… This was a daily occurrence. I would go to school in the morning and read strategy handbooks and memorize everything about the units. I would come home and play until I had to go to sleep and then repeat. When it came time for tournaments we would drop everything we were doing for the weekend and hold viewing parties.

All of this was back in 2011-2013. I still love Starcraft but, with its fall from grace accompanied with the impact it was having on my life I stopped playing. Much like sports, where I played (like one would play football in college) and then stopped, but the love remained I continue to watch and I continue to sit around with my friends, reminiscing about the good ol’ days of Wings of Liberty while watching low-level tournaments. I am very sad that Starcraft isn’t what it use to be, but at the same time the community is still there. At any given point I can boot it up and play. On top of that, whenever I do just have a simple discussion with somebody about it, it brings me great joy. The time that Starcraft 2 was in the spotlight was brief, but it will always be one of my, and many others favorite times.

American Holdovers (my third novel)

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June 17th everyone! The Day is here! AMERICAN HOLDOVERS IS NOW RELEASED! You can find the book on the Createspace site right now (where I publish my books through). Amazon and the kindle store within a few days, and bookstores across the country in 4-8 weeks! I have included a link below.
American Holdovers is my third published novel and chronicles not only my time, but, also my many friends and fellow holdovers during our time as a holdover at Ft. Jackson during a hurricane and the consequences and events that transpired because of this a couple years back.
https://www.createspace.com/5959013

Iron Man is better than Batman: Why Batman is terrible

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An argument I have had for some time is whether Iron Man or Batman is better. Both share a lot of similarities, the largest being that they both have no super hero abilities, unless you count being filthy rich… I believe strongly that Iron Man is not only better than Batman, but, that Batman is a terrible super hero.  (Disclaimer: I am not a big comic book reader so my arguments will be made solely referencing the movie universe.) 

Lets start with the super hero suits themselves.  Bruce Wayne is worth about 9.2 billion dollars, while Tony Stark is worth around 12.4 billion dollars. To any normal person three billion dollars is a lot of money! However, when you look at it in that amount there is nothing you can do with 9 billion you can’t do with 12. So I ask you, why is the bat suit leagues worse than the Iron Man suit? Yes, the suit Batman wears looks really cool, I will give you that. However, The Iron man suit is equipped with missiles, guns, energy weapons, an AI software, it can fly, is made of METAL, and a lot more. And it is clear it didn’t cost him much more because Tony has made near fifty of them already. On top of that, Bruce wasn’t trying to save money while making his suit because he orders hundreds of face pieces just to disguise wanting one for himself!.. Now, what you could say is that Batman has the batmobile, the batwing and his super computer in the bat cave, BUT, Tony doesn’t need any of those things because it is all already equipped in his one suit.

Alright, hopefully now I have convinced you that Bruce Wayne made a terrible decision to make the suit he did. Now I will convince you on why Bruce Wayne is just a terrible person! Isn’t this fun?.. So, Wayne enterprises is a very large corporation with a lot of money. The company does many, many things. One of which, largely supported by Bruce’s father Thomas, is charity. Thomas was a large supporter in helping the under privileged and supporting Gotham in any way he could. He would donate money, homeless shelters, and even built a train system to help people get to work! Not only did Bruce stop helping the poor he actually DESTROYED that train. Bruce Wayne could do much more for Gotham if he donated money, helped the poor, and pretty much everything his father did. Unfortunately he chose to run around looking like a bat instead. Tony’s father on the other hand, as well as Tony Himself, developed weapons and sold them to the highest bidder. Tony stopped that to help people.

Sure, without the suits Bruce would kick Tony’s ass. Bruce is basically a ninja and Tony is just a regular guy. Yet, despite that, Iron Man is a much better super hero. Bruce doesn’t want to help people, if he actually did he would follow in his fathers footsteps to help Gotham. Bruce wants to beat people up while satisfying his leather fetish.

 

My New Book!

As many of you have probably noticed I have been quite absent the last month, though I have tried to stay a little active. Well, that reason is because I have been doing work preparing for the release of my second book which came out this morning! Some of you may or may not know that I am a (self) published author as well as running this site. I couple years back I released my first book entitled Blackout that did pretty well as far as sales and reviews went! Since then I have been struggling to find a new novel to write and came up with a solution… Entertainment 100 is a collection of one hundred of my early favorite posts from my website, now in novel form. It is volume 1 and I will be releasing a new volume between every novel I write. It is listed at $9.99 cents and is being released just in time for the holidays! Of course, you can also get Blackout, my first novel, for the same price if you like my writing style you have seen so for!

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In March of 2015 Bailey had a realization… If he started an entertainment review site than not only would he be able to write on a daily basis, BUT, it would give him a fantastic excuse to be a lazy bum… Bailey’s critiques have been describes as personable, conversational, and honest. So, open it up and share his taste in Everyday Entertainment.

Actor, Book, Documentary, Game, Movie, Music, Stand-up, Trailer, TV and YouTube reviews. Along with Lists, and Articles.

https://www.createspace.com/6740916

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In the future, after the world has succumbed to war. The government we know has collapsed, and the power has been turned off. A new government reigns supreme that wants nothing but control, and to hide the truth. Who will be able to stop us from being held down in a life before freedom or technology? Who will reveal the secrets and get the lights turned back on?

https://www.createspace.com/6740916

Thank you everyone for your continued support, I am already in the progress of writing my next novel and will keep you posted!

Surviving a Road Trip (by yourself!)

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Recently, I went on a cross country road trip by myself. The first time I went, I nearly went insane! The second time, however, I did some research and asking around on ways to make it better. Sure, road trips with friends are amazing I’m not going to deny that at all. But, something can be said about hitting the open road by yourself to. A chance to clear your head, live by your own time-clock, and have a good ole adventure! Although, if you go about it the wrong way, you will go insane. Well, I’m here to help.

1. Make a few playlists before you go. Put some rock, rap, Arabian folk music,  or whatever weird stuff you’re in to! Its your trip, and no one is there to judge you on your messed up listening habits.

2. Mix it up a bit! A person will go crazy listening to that much music and nothing but music. Try some stand up comedy and get a good laugh. Find a book you have been wanting to read and throw that in your tape deck (or on your phone if you are under 70). Podcast’s work too, they are a great way to fill time, and if you find the right ones, a lot of fun! My personal favorites are Ear Biscuits, Dear Hank and John, and The Cracked Podcast’s.

3. Don’t look at it as a whole. Break your trip up into chunks! Find a spot on the map, maybe a few hours out, and look forward to that. If you are counting down twenty hours, it seems like FOREVER. If you count down four hours until you get to sit down for a meal and stretch your legs it won’t seem so bad.

4. Pack snacks! Pack whatever your heart desires. Beef jerky, gummy bears, bagel bites, or even anchovies. It’s your trip!

5. Even though you have snacks, stop for food or coffee whenever you want. A twenty-two hour trip isn’t much different than a twenty hour trip. Plus, having a break from the freeway is always nice!

6. Talk to people. Get a blu-tooth of course, but make sure to talk to people. Call your mom, your best friend, or that collection agency that you have been dodging for months. It’s nice to have some time to yourself, but talking to people really makes the time go by quicker.

7. Talk to yourself! You are going to go crazy either way, Embrace it! Sing at the top of your lungs. It’s a long, long drive, and you are going to have to get comfortable with yourself.

 

 

 

 

Why I started BeeOrdiway

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As much as I would love to give you my life story I will narrow this down as much as possible. For months now I have been wanting to write articles on my website but have never been able to. Now, because of the name change and complete redo of my site, I can! So, what better to write about than the formation of BeeOrdiway?

I’ve always had a love for writing. I would write short stories, articles, songs, etc. But, after starting school and working full time I never had enough time to write a book or a story without losing concentration. On top of that, I wanted to kick back and relax after a long day! So I started going to the movie theater more, playing games a lot, and reading. Although this was all a lot of fun I never wrote anymore and I had no hobbies. My solution? On March 23 2015 I started my blog “MovieVersus” on Tumblr. Every now and then two movies are released at the same time with nearly an identical plot (No Strings Attached and Friends With Benefits). The idea behind my site then was to give an in depth comparison and tell the people which one was better. Doing this was very time consuming and I didn’t post a lot so I would write movie reviews in-between them. Eventually I moved over to WordPress and my site became “ReviewsWithB”. It remained that same format, adding in different types of reviews, for over a year… Eventually I started to lose interest and wanted to mix it up a bit. BUT, I was constricted by my name to only reviews. I wanted to make lists, suggest music, put up gameplay, start a podcast… I wanted the freedom to do whatever I wanted to do with my own site! Having a site like that allows me do everything that I have always wanted without stretching myself too thin.. So, BeeOrdiway was born.