eSports League actually happened

It was 2 years ago that I mused about having an eSports League: post 1, post 2.  Well there is one, and it is called The Overwatch League.  There are 12 teams in major cities in the world.  (9 US, 1 China, 1 South Korea, 1 UK)  This is there 1st season and popularity for it is substantial.  Right now all the games are at Blizzard’s Overwatch Arena, but plans for the future is to have each city with their own arena with home and away games.  I wish them good luck at making it a success.

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Inter Quarter Media

I just want to give an update on my new media venture called Inter Quarter Media.  It will start with a podcast with my friend JT.  It is a comedy podcast in character talking about things in pop culture.  I have looked into web hosting and swag and found something that will work for my needs right now.  Web hosting will be done on Bravehost. (www.bravehost.com)  With the swag, I am going to be setting up a store on Tee Republic. (www.teerepublic.com)  Also, hope to have a Patreon account to get funding for costs.  I will keep you updated when the site goes live.

Sci-fi flags

One of my interests is heraldry and vexillology (the study of flags).  Also as a sci-fi and RPG fan, I thought I show you a few flags that I made for a setting I am working on.

First is the Terran Confederation.

This represents the main human empire in the galaxy with its capital world of Earth.  The midnight blue background is to represent outer space with the yellow sun to be the Sun and the blue circle cross is an astrological system of Earth the home of the human race.  I have thought about olive branches in yellow around it or other objects.  Or just to change it have 4 pointed stars around it to represent the planets in the confederation.

Second is the Compact of New Zion.

This is a splinter group of humanity started by ultra-conservative Christians.  The background is black to represent space with a white and yellow cross over it.  The white is the purity of their faith and the yellow is the light of God over the darkness.  I was also thinking of adding some other Christian imagery, but it would make it too complicated.

The third is the Republic of New Texas.

This one was just a fun what if people from Texas set up an independent Texas on another planet.  So I took the Flag of Texas and change it to have 3 stripes(red, white, red) instead of 2(white, red).

I plan on having more like an Islamic splinter, some political factions, and alien flags.

 

 

#nerdworldproblems

I am working on an owncloud cloud server on a Raspberry Pi.  It has been frustrating.  That’s where I came up with the hashtag #nerdworldproblems, because it is.

Boredom is an Invisible Prison

Boredom is an Invisible Prison

 

I am BORED!

 

Yes I tell you that.

Shout it out loud.

From the top of hill, roof and lung.

 

I am BORED!

 

Stuck here at this desk.

Mind just turning into jello.

Staring into two flat screens of mediocrity.

 

I am BORED!

 

Waiting for the time is right.

Run to the exit of my predicament

To escape this blight of mental inactivity.

 

I am BORED!

 

But I just need to wait.

I can hold on for a little bit.

I will be free at last.

 

I am bored.

 

Not so loud as before.

Quiet as I work?

Doing something to let the minutes go by fast.

 

I am bored?

 

My jailors are just freed me.

I get outside the gate.

Jumping up and down like my life is great.

Die -=ShoEboX=-, Die

Die -=ShoEboX=-, Die

By Bill Horst-Kotter (Screaming his lungs out)

I see you prancing on the stage

Better if you are locked in a cage

It is much better that way

Bound and gagged with nothing to say

Die Shoebox, Die

You big annoying guy!

Die..Die..Die

The dead Ramones don’t like your songs

And Frank Zappa thinks you’re wrong

If I had a couple hundred bucks

I’d get Pac-Man to chomp on your guts

Die Shoebox, Die

You big annoying guy!

Die…Die…Die

I trying to do Synthpunk

But this arrangement really sucks

I guess I am really jealous of him

Thinking I was better on a whim

Die Bill, Die

You dumb annoying guy

Die…Die…Die

Die…Die…Die

Die…Die..Dieeeee

Mastodon

I joined a new social networking platform called Mastodon.  If you want to follow me then I can be found @radicalgeek@mastodon.at.

https://joinmastodon.org

Old and New Projects

I have been doing some unboxing videos called Out of the Box.  I am going to stop doing them because of the same reason I stopped Literary Wasteland is I was shooting them alone.  They were boring because of it.  I was taking to a friend of mine and he was interested in doing an audio podcast and was asking if I was willing to help.  Thinking about it for a moment and am willing to try it with him.  I will keep you all posted on the new podcast.

Out of the Box Episode 111: Pi Desktop

Let unbox the Element14 Pi Desktop. Turn a Raspberry PI into a small form factor desktop PC. Even has room for a small SSD Hard Drive.

https://www.amazon.com/DIY-Pi-Desktop-Case-Raspberry/dp/B071G5RP41/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1506802665&sr=8-3&keywords=pi+desktop

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My future with filmmaking?

With everything changing with YouTube with the ad revenue being limited and can’t add a link Patreon in your videos unless you have over 10K subscribers.  I only started Out of the Box back in January 2017 and I haven’t made one penny from YouTube or Patreon and only have 7 subscribers.  I am thinking of moving any new endeavors to another platform like Vimeo.com.  When I started doing The Radical Geek I looked into hosting my videos there but went with another platform.  I have been working on some screenplays for a sci-fi/fantasy anthology series like The Twilight Zone or Amazing Stories.  If I do change hosts I think Vimeo might be better because it is more focused on the filmmaker community.  Also, they have some groups that focus on sci-fi.