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11 11, 2020

8 Fun Browser Games To Help Kill Some Time

By |2020-11-10T18:05:22+00:00November 11th, 2020|Entertain, Music|0 Comments

The last few months have been very boring for us all. With having to spend a lot of time inside, we have all been searching for something to fill our time with. For those of you that unfortunately don’t have access to a console, you may think filling your time with some fun games is impossible. However, this is not the case as there are many browser games that you can play online, here is our top 8.

 

Scribbl.io

Scribbl.io is a fun multiplayer game that allows yourself and your friends to play together online. Scribbl.io is a picture guessing game where you and your friends take turns drawing words that have been given to you before the time runs out. It is a really fun game that can run on both computers and phones.

 

Slither.io

Slither.io was very popular for some time due to how addictive it is. It takes the classic game of snake but makes it even more competitive by making you fight against hundreds of people online. You have the chance to sabotage other people and steal their gems, which makes your snake bigger and allows you to dominate the board.

 

Realm of Mad God

Real of Mad God has been popular for many years and is a cult favorite for MMO fans out there. This game allows you to take on the role of a class of fighter, such as a magic priest or archer. This game is unfortunately not sticking around for much longer, so make sure you check it out soon.

 

Spin a Dreidel

The browser game spin a dreidel allows you to apply what happens on your screen to real life. Within the game, you spin a dreidel and find out whether you’re going to be the lucky winner of your chosen currency or have to put more in the pot. This game is a lot of fun and is especially exciting for anyone that likes so light gambling.

 

Words with Friends

Words with Friends is an online scrabble game that lets you compete with your friends and family to see who is a word mastermind. Words with Friends make the game of scrabble much more convenient, as you have time to think about your answer and you can play with anyone with access to the internet. Words with Friends is also available to download on your phone, so you can really play it everywhere.

 

Town of Salem

If you have ever played the game Werewolf, then you are bound to love Town of Salem. This browser game allows you to play with people all around the world and is great to kill some time with if you’re bored. In this game, one person is a dangerous killer that is terrorizing a small town, your job is to find out who that person is and kill them before it is too late.

 

Pizza Hut Party

This game may seem a little bit juvenile but it is a bunch of fun. Pizza Hut Party requires you to meet orders brought in by customers under a stressful time limit. This game may not relax you, but it is bound to keep you entertained for an hour or so when you are bored.

 

Sugar Sugar

Sugar Sugar is one of those classic games that everyone played while growing up. The premise is simple, get the sugar into the cup. There are hundreds of levels and as they go on, getting the sugar into the cup becomes more challenging. It is extremely entertaining and can actually get quite competitive.

5 11, 2020

The Movie Star Who Turned to Interior Decoration

By |2020-11-05T16:51:51+00:00November 5th, 2020|Entertain, Music|0 Comments

The name William Haines may not be a household name to you. This is understandable as he was enjoying the peak of his career during the post-second world war era, along with a long line of other actors. He specialized mainly in silent movies, starring in such films as Spring Fever and Show People. He was praised for his work in the silent genre and was quickly on the cast list of a lot of Hollywood producers. Though he was praised for his work as an actor, there was a lot that you may not know about William Haines. One of his other main passions in life, aside from acting, was actually interior design. Here is how a silent movie star turned to interior decoration.

 

William Haines

Though he would not have openly admitted it at the time, due to the culture, William Haines was a gay man. During the years that he worked within the film industry, he made a lot of friends within the underground Hollywood gay scene. If you are someone who knows a bit about this scene, you will be aware that there was a lot of elegance in the parties that were held and an entire culture of fashion and beautifully designed homes was being promoted. It was like the glamour of classic old Hollywood, but better.

 

William became obsessed with the beauty of some of the homes of the socialites that he would visit and decided that he was going to invest some of the money that he made from his acting, into creating a beautiful home for himself.

 

The Start

He started off by buying a brand new home. Previously he had lived in a modest bachelor pad, that he had bought when he had received his first movie payment.  The apartment itself was still quite impressive, Haines knew that he wanted a fresh project where he could really make a home reflect his tastes.

 

He went to work quite quickly on his home, postponing a lot of work arrangements that he had previously agreed to. The first thing that Haines wanted to focus on was making sure that his home had beautiful flooring. He had been to many parties and always focused on how the sound of elegant heels would echo on hardwood, so he had to have it. No expense was spared and he bought some beautiful hardwood flooring. But ever the perfectionist, he wasn’t happy just to leave the flooring as it was.  He researched how to make your hardwood floors shiny and then applied all of the methods that he had learned.

 

He splashed a lot of cash on his project. Importing some of the finest materials from all around the world. Slowly his love for interior decoration was making a dent in his bank account, so he had to take a small break from his passion project and get back to work.

 

Non-Stop

When he returned back to work on his project, he decided that he wanted to bring in some of his friends to help. After all, these were the people who had attended thousands of glamorous parties and knew what would impress some potential guests. Haines also had a good idea of the vision that he had in mind, which was plenty of marble and drapery.

 

His project took around a year to complete and when he was finished he held a huge housewarming party, inviting all of the stars he had worked with. After coming to his house, many of them were left impressed and asked if he could design their homes, which sparked a new career for William.

4 11, 2020

4 Quick and Tasty Meals You can Make While Tailgating

By |2020-11-03T17:01:27+00:00November 4th, 2020|Entertain, Music|0 Comments

Tailgating is great fun! And what’s even better is when you can bring some of your best meals along to share. All you’ll need for these recipes is a disposable barbeque, pre-chopped ingredients, and a chill bag for all your perishable foods. Don’t forget your fire-safety by bringing something to extinguish your barbeque in a hurry with, and a first aid kit complete with burn treatments. Now, without further ado, here are four quick and tasty meals you can make while tailgating.

 

Hot Dogs

Hot dogs are a tailgating staple; they’re simple, tasty, and great finger food to share. All you’ll need are hot dog rolls, hot dogs, onions, and ketchup! As long as you know how to cook hot dogs on a barbeque, you’ll be a hit at the tailgate.

 

Skewers

Veggie, skewers, meat skewers, halloumi skewers, all kinds of skewers! These are some of the easiest tailgating foods to make. You can even bring all the ingredients to make an assortment of skewers; pepper skewers, ham, pickled onion, and cheder cheese skewers, grape and feta cheese and so many more.

 

Burgers

Burgers are another tailgating go-to. Burgers make catering for all kinds of diet that much easier; from veggie burgers like bean and chickpea burgers to meat burgers like beef and even chicken fillet burgers! The main things you’ll need to keep churning out these delicious meals are a spread of condiments like ketchup, mayo, ranch, and mustard. Don’t forget those onions too!

 

Halloumi

Halloumi is brilliant for tailgating. It can be used for, and in, everything; from burgers to skewers, salads, and dipping sticks, even on its own, if you bring halloumi to your tailgate. But the recipe I’m suggesting for you is a halloumi and pomegranate salad.

 

Happy Tailgating!

23 10, 2020

Is Mobile Gaming Going to Enter the E-Sports Scene?

By |2020-10-21T12:55:10+00:00October 23rd, 2020|Entertain, Music|0 Comments

The E-Sports scene is one of the high-stakes actions and dedicated fans. It has slowly moved from being an unknown sport to attracting more viewers than some other major sports such as Golf or Tennis. And it’s not difficult to see why. E-Sports can cover any multiplayer game created. With such a large variety of games available, there is something for everyone. And let’s be honest, video games are always more exciting to watch than more traditional sports.

But even within the gaming community, there is still a lot of heated debates and rampant elitism over what should and shouldn’t be considered a sport. MOBA players will argue that FPS games can’t be a sport. Likewise, FPS gamers will argue that MOBA’s are not really competitive in the same way FPS games are.

But the one area of contention that most gamers seem to agree on is that mobile gaming isn’t really gaming. But we think this is just gatekeeping and elitism. But could mobile gaming ever become big enough to actually enter the E-Sports scene?

 

Is It Gaming

Mobile gaming, at its core, has always be seen as a more casual gaming experience. Designed to be played on the go and while away from your other consoles or PC. And we see the argument made all the time that it isn’t actual gaming.

This mentality comes from the fact that one of the most popular genres of mobile gaming is AFK games. These games are designed to function in the background, progressing while the player isn’t playing. Allowing casual gamers to make progress all hours of the day. But recently we have seen this genre move towards a more competitive environment. I have seen a lot of streamers providing an afk arena code for new players to try to boost the player base of these games.

And because of it, we are now seeing a lot more competitive tournaments happening within these games. Another great example of Clash of Clans and Clash Royale. Both very competitive games based entirely around PvP. It isn’t uncommon for cash prizes to be won from these games. So why isn’t mobile gaming already considered an E-Sport?

 

The Move to Sport

The biggest thing stopping mobile gaming from being considered an actual E-Sport is the player base. While a lot of people play mobile games, there are never enough concurrent users to really establish it as a fully-fledged sport. This is because people have often conflicting schedules. Also, when gamers do have a lot of free time they will primarily spend it on consoles or PC. This means the main gamer demographic isn’t actively taking part in the mobile gaming community.

But, we are seeing a surge in the younger generations using mobile gaming as their primary gaming platform. The advantage of mobile games being playable during school time and being all-around cheaper than other gaming formats. This means as this generation grows there will be more demand for a fully competitive E-Sports scene dedicated to Mobile Gaming

In fact, we are already seeing some companies push for it. Microsoft is considering investing in mobile gaming tournaments, with plans to set up the first official mobile gaming E-Sports teams. This would be a huge step towards solidifying the format as a sport and would allow Microsoft to secure themselves a nice footnote in the history of gaming as well.

But what do you think? Should mobile gaming be considered a fully-fledged sport like other gaming formats? Or do you think it isn’t proper gaming at all?

 

19 10, 2020

The Most Popular Music Channels on YouTube Ranked!

By |2020-10-17T18:10:06+00:00October 19th, 2020|Entertain, Music|0 Comments

YouTube has been a platform for many types of entertainment, for many years; from gaming to science, from education to recreation; YouTube has been, and continues to be, a home for anything that can be recorded. Of course, one of the largest categories to take up the YouTube platform is that of the music category. Even to this day, YouTube continues to be a service where music artists share and bring fame to their work.  Many have won renown from their use of the YouTube platform. Some found that it’s easy to buy youtube subscribers from sites like themarketingheaven.com and used this method to reach critical acclaim. Others used more traditional advertising techniques to rise up. So, without further ado, here are the most popular music channels ranked!

 

Number Four

Billie Eilish rolled onto the music scene from the fog; her music became instantaneously popular, almost overnight. Her first song, ‘Lovely’, performed with collaborator Khalid, which was set to the heartbreaking Netflix show ’13 Reasons Why’, garnered the artist snowballing fame. Eilish and her brother wrote songs that continued to top the charts with their ingenuity, unique sound, and Eilish’s powerful but subtle voice. Even though fame was bought to Eilish early in her career, her fans reached across all ages. Eilish’s career, I’m sure, will oversee many generations before coming to a close. Eilish, now performing more songs written by herself, will not fall from popular music for a very long while to come.

 

Number Three

At number three is Arianna Grande. Arianna Grande has been a popular figure for years; from her beginnings on the American Nickelodeon TV series ‘Victorious’, to ‘Sam and Cat’, to becoming the Arianna Grande we know today. The artist has only ever garnered respect, not only for her incredible singing talent but also for her political stances and humble nature. Grande’s music continues to be some of the highest-ranked music in western society. Grande also often performs with famous collaborators such as Niki Manage, Lady Gaga, and Justin Beeber who, together, make chart breaking music, bringing her to a very popular sport in the music world.

 

Number Two

Number two is Harry Styles. The former One Direction singer has since launched a solo career in music. The artist has not only taken the music world by storm but has brought themselves in on a myriad of political and social issues. Styles smashed ideas of gender norms through self-expression, fashion, and political stance. The artist has also remained humble in their booming career, remaining at the heart of many fans, as well as making new ones and inspiring a whole new generation, even after those who grew up with One Direction.

 

Number one

The YouTube channel ‘Colors’ has been on YouTube only since February 2016. Since then, the channel has accumulated 1,548,105,375 views on its videos. As of October 2020, Colors has 4.9 million subscribers. This may not be the largest number, but with the niche the channel brings, and the content they share, their following is relatively huge. What makes Colors the most popular music channel is their ability to showcase a range of modern, up-and-coming artists, boosting the performer’s careers and helping their fame lift off even quicker than without. Their channel reaches a global audience of whom relishes in the unique music on their channel.

 

These artists are popular for a good many reasons. Over their careers, whether long or short, their music has gained a following of millions, making their channels some of the most popular on YouTube.

6 09, 2020

The Four Best Festivals Taking Place in 2021

By |2020-11-05T10:47:09+00:00September 6th, 2020|Entertain, Music|0 Comments

Most people will agree that this year has been more than a little stressful when it comes to canceled plans. Many of us have had to cancel holidays and trips, but there are also many of us mourning the loss of our yearly trips to music festivals. A chance to get it away with your friends, either just to see your favorite bands live or to have a non-stop party for a weekend with the best tunes playing in the background. If this is you, you’ll be glad to hear that many festivals are able to go forward next year so you can get back to listening to great music and discovering new artists for you to listen to, here are four of the most exciting festivals due to take place in 2021.

 

Glastonbury

One of the most popular music festivals in the world, Glastonbury features a multitude of acts across a number of days ensuring there’s something for everyone, no matter what your taste of music is. The best thing about attending these outdoor festivals is the chance to have a mini camping trip with your friends. If you’re looking for some outdoor gear to help make your time in a tent a little easier, why not check out https://myoutdoorgearguide.com to be sure you’re able to focus on the music and not your tent constantly falling on top of you and your friends during the night.

 

Download

A popular music festival for rock and metal music fans across the globe. Download festival has sported a multitude of artists from around the world in a multitude of rock and metal genres. From big-name artists like Kiss and Slipknot all the way down to newcomers aiming to break into the rock music scene.

 

Reading/Leeds

Another big name festival in the music sphere is Reading and Leeds festival. These two festivals run in succession of each other and offer up two locations for you to choose the easiest for you to get to. The perfect opportunity to get away with some pals for a weekend of non-stop music and partying.

 

Isle of Wight

A music festival that has been running for a long long time, many people have been marking out the Isle of Wight festival in their calendar for years and it turns out 2021 will be no different. With an all-out line up from artists from both the rock and pop genre, this year’s Isle of Wight festival sounds like it’s gonna be one to remember.

18 06, 2020

The Evolution of Jazz Music in the 1930s

By |2020-06-18T12:42:42+00:00June 18th, 2020|Entertain|0 Comments

Jazz is a melodic artistic expression that has extended well past its own type definition, changing with each time and bringing forth incalculable other mainstream present day kind structures all the while. As an aesthetic development of African American people group essentially in the Southern locale of the United States, jazz discovers its most punctual roots in New Orleans, where dark entertainers mixed Southern blues, the frightening varieties of Caribbean music, and a changed type of customary European instrumentation.

Protection from “hot jazz” in the mid twentieth century eventually added to the development of jazz music during the 1930s. During the 1920s, jazz music had spread toward the North, Chicago and New York, where groups gave their exhibitions on the edges of society. During the Prohibition period, jazz was frequently acted in unlawful speakeasies and the Red Light area, causing this “wild” music to be related with the wantonness of that time. Notwithstanding, with the beginning of the downturn the Dixieland jazz that had commanded up until the finish of the 1920s was step by step superseded.

The End of Dixieland

Jazz gradually started to sneak in at the edges of standard music in view of its ubiquity on school grounds, and as a rule, among American youth. The advancement of jazz music during the 1930s added up to a trade off between the music business and the more established age of white Americans, who were continuously tolerating the nearness of jazz music in mainstream society. In any case, this expanding promotion influenced an impressive weakening of the structure, shedding a significant part of the crude, unrehearsed nature of prior Dixieland jazz.

Dixieland was portrayed by the combination of numerous structures – polyrhythmic ragtimes, the low pitch of blue notes, French Quadrilles, and act of spontaneity, just as an enormous beat area of the trombone, trumpets, tuba, guitars, clarinet, the piano, drums, and banjo. It was unusual, and the individual entertainers exhibited their improvisational abilities, playing from their spirits not their notes.

The Rise of Big Band Swing

Toward the start of the decade white large band swing entertainers played “sweet” jazz, utilizing violins and organized sheet music. The explanations behind this specific development of jazz music during the 1930s were twofold. It was progressively made and less hostile to the more established white American crowd. Simultaneously, the beginning of the Depression made an across the board requirement for modest merriments, and jazz-propelled music step by step picked up balance in the recently blossoming radio industry.

The more conspicuous swing courses of action advanced when moving got connected to large band. Move styles, for example, the Lindy Hop, that had been advocated in dark networks during the 1920s were appropriated by white adolescents and presented in ballrooms. Swing ensembles expanded, with 20-25 pieces in an average band. Music was as yet organized, yet singular entertainers were given complex performances, and as was additionally run of the mill in sweet jazz, an artist performed vocals to the music. Well known entertainers of the period incorporate Shep Fields, Benny Goodman, and Glenn Miller.

The undomesticated “hot jazz” of dark entertainers – including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Jimmie Lunceford – persevered all through the enormous band time, however never picked up the prevalence of its white partner. Large band without any help commanded media outlets, reaching out past radio to TV and film during the 1940s. The advancement of jazz music during the 1930s prompted its possible prominence over the mainland and later, universally. Jazz music has been adjusted all inclusive across social lines, however its modest roots stay in New Orleans, Louisiana.