Reporting in after the coronavirus lockdown

2020 has been one hell of a ride, and it’s not even over yet, but soon my friends. As with everything, this too shall pass.

I remember at the beginning of the year I had so many things I wanted to do, traveling, new food spots, festivals, all sorts of things, and then coronavirus came and shit all over that for me and everyone else.

So since march I’ve held my head down, rarely left my house, got a little fatter, enjoyed some awesome new shows, tidy some files up, continued on client work, got new clients, played video games, and organized the studio with some new upgrades.

Not too much has changed for me, working from home is a luxury that I appreciate everyday, but even more so in all of this coronavirus nonsense. But I hate that everything is closed down, nothing to do but keep your head down and get some work done, what ever that may be.

I been trying to get back into everything of sorts lol. Been drawing more, ive been working on more abstract digital artwork again which I have always loved but took a bit of a break from it.

Im starting to write more even if it wasn’t evident from this blog, working on a few new stories and creative projects, but take this post as a sign of more to come thanks to me taking a few extra min to sit down and write.

Starting to write scenes for a cartoon I want to eventually create. Who knows when that will come to fruition, could be some time.

I just posted a new episode of the podcast to the YouTube channel, New videos are always being uploaded so make sure you subscribe to the page so you dont miss anything!

I will be updating the Evan reviews everything page very soon, as well as uploading the new reviews you can only find on Facebook right now to the YouTube page.

As always lots happening working on lots in the background, trying to get artist connect back up and running, really need to push for it. Had some set backs when I tried to laugh blackbook, I think I need to take it back to the roots for now until I figure out how to deal with all the spam users. stay tuned for that.

As always stay tuned for everything, thanks for following, thanks for reading, evdog out.

2020 IS A BUST

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I just realized there hasn’t been a new post on here for a while, and when I come to check when the last CAPTAINS LOG I typed out was at the beginning of 2020, and my oh my, how much optimism I had for this year.

By now, we all know this year is a bust. Dont get me wrong, its perfect for me, I work from home anyway, but still, everything cancelled and shutdown, it really blows.

Ive pretty much wrapped up this whole year as a bust.

But again, I suppose its nice to have this time to hunker down and get shit done on my super long checklist.

Ive been slowly and steadily upgrading my studio, once the next few items come in ill be done with the upgrades for this year so I will make a 2021 Studio Walkthrough video even though the year isn’t over.

I haven’t been able to crank out many EVAN REVIEWS EVERYTHING cuz as we have stated everything is closed down! It really sucks, I want some food!! I will be updating the EVAN REVIEWS EVERYTHING homepage very soon here…

More content is constantly coming to the YouTube channel, make sure you are following me there!

Ive updated a few pages around here, my twitch portfolio for one, go check it out!

In the meantime, im working on all my content, and my sites, including this one, getting ready to revamp ARTIST CONNECT, cant wait!

Stay Tuned,

Evan Beale

*THANKS FOR FOLLOWING AND READING

Drunk Driving has taken TOO MANY LIVES

This was an old post of mine from a few years back when i was going through some trouble, important to note I still no longer drink and drive.

For people that know me. its no secret I”m an alcoholic. I’m sober as of now and would like to share some thoughts.

I had my first class of impaired driving tonight. It was nothing that I expected. It was very heavy. It really made me think. They showed us fucked up videos and told us and shared really fucked up stories. Ive thought about this before, but tonight i shared my thoughts in a group and it was really one of the first times i have said these things out loud. And it really just hit me.
I’m incredibly lucky or blessed. what ever you wanna call it.

But there have been countless times that i could have killed many people on many different occasions, all due to drunk driving. Its something I’m not proud of and never wanted to do, but when you are as big of an alcoholic as i am and drunk all the time, chances are your gonna drive drunk. And I did almost every night. I’m ashamed of it, and I don’t believe alcoholism is a disease, but just a strong addiction, I’m trying to stay better and hopefully i will for everyone’s sake.

When I was 16 I flipped my dads Lincoln into a house and caused 70,000 dollars worth of damage. It was past midnight, but I think had it been earlier when people were awake and not safety sleeping in their beds, they could have been up and around right where i hit. It was a family with three kids, what if one of the kids was getting a late night snack at that instant. I wouldn’t be able to live with my self. I think about this a lot. I cant express how thankful I am that no one was hurt that night.

A few years later I almost hit a person in the middle of the road because I was yet again drunk. They jumped out of the way literally just in time, like milliseconds.

Other situations have happened but it would take too long to literally list all of them, so i will list the most current and move on.

Earlier this year I was dealing with a lot, in the wrong way. I was drunk among other things, and i fell asleep at a red light, I was there in my car with my foot on the break for twenty mins, some how my foot didn’t slip off while there was cross traffic or anything else like that, I could have killed myself or someone else or caused a major accident.

I think about this and how i could live with myself if i had hurt anyone in all these instances, and the only answer i can come up with is, I couldnt. Knowing myself, I know if i ever accidentally ended another humans time on this earth because I WAS DRUNK, I would no doubt kill myself.

I think about this, and it makes me think of my sister, how she lost her life due to an accident not involving alcohol. I think how I could i possibly still be that careless after something like that happened. Well ive always delt with my pain with alcohol. And when i lost her i hit the bottle harder than before, i didn’t care about anything. That is how i could be so careless. But now that i am sober and thinking clearly i realize how dumb i was. I think about the man involved with my sisters crash and how he must feel. I feel for him, I hold no resentment or blame towards him, I feel terrible for him. And alcohol wasn’t involved, i already feel so mad that a stupid car accident that doesn’t make sense that probably could have been avoided ended her life. Then i think about how i would feel if alcohol was involved. and think about people that have lost someone they loved to that situation. A loved one gone, cause someone like me was fuckin stupid, got drunk and drove. something that could have been totally avoided. it breaks my heart.

I think alot about it.

My point is this, I know alot of people, including close friends that drive drunk. I beg you to to please stop. I stopped and never will again. Call an ueber. a ueber ride from fort wayne to albion where i live is 60$ so anywhere in town would no doubt be 20 dollars or less. trust me, even if you do that every night, it will still be far less a price then to pay lawyer fees court fees probation fees ignition starter fees and the hassle and stress that comes along with it all. and god forbid, it would be much less than the ultimate price you could pay, your life, or anothers.

Ive changed and so can you, thinking about all this really gets me down, but i try to stay positive and take one day at a time. No ones perfect. But we can aim to be.

Im not saying be sober.. lol i love to drink to celebrate have fun enjoy myself and to kill the pain.. to each their own if it works it works i aint knocking nobodys way of life im just sayin dont drive

I broke my foot right before I was going to start exercising, dang it.

It is no secret, that I added more than a few pounds to the old whiskey gut over the winter. Now that it has been getting nicer out, I was going to make it a point to get back into skateboarding, maybe start exercising and working out. I’ve been putting the ladder off for some time now. I am not sure if that was on purpose or not, perhaps I let the whole whiskey gut joke go on too long? These are the questions I am now left with.

Anyhow, the day before I was going to start I had an unfortunate accident. The day before, my sober ass mind you, not drunk, completely sober, falls down the stairs and breaks my toes. Fucked them up real good. So was it a sign that I should maybe just keep on keeping on the way I have been? These are the questions I am now left with.

I decided to use this time as a sort of cheat period before I had even gotten started. Now I have an excuse to sit around and be lazy, stuff my face, drink some whiskey, and play video games. So no doubt, no matter how long this last, I’m sure to increase the whiskey gut a few inches out.

This downtime has given me some time to re-focus on some things around here, changes coming, new things coming, you know all that jazz.

Stay safe in this scary time, and don’t run down the stairs otherwise you’ll be fat like me. Thats the real lesson here.

Captain’s Log: 007 – 2020 is Here

2020 is upon us, and I couldn’t be more excited. I have so much planned for this upcoming year and I’m grateful to share it with those who are interested! I have been doing a lot over at youtube, consolidating all of my channels into one and posting new content, I hope you all are already following, but if not, click here.

I have many new series planned for the channel so your really wanna be subscribed, theres a lot going on over there.

I have a few more resources planned for Digital Clinic that I will be dropping a few months into 2020.

I have some upgrades to the studio arriving today, 2020 is already looking good lol. For now im still grinding and planning and executing all at once, getting the rest when I can lol. I hope you guys like the content!

New to the Site

>New Blog – https://escapingfinlandia.com/2020/01/03/is-gordon-ramsay-a-bad-dad/
>New Youtube Channel Content – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFuyOlc-iqYgTnpWy5n9QZA
>New Media on site – https://escapingfinlandia.com/videos/
>ERE Update – https://www.facebook.com/EvanReviewsEverything/

As Always, Stay Tuned for more…

-Evan 2020

Is Gordon Ramsay a Bad Dad?

Okay now I know you clicked on this article so you could comment down below how I’m a piece of shit and how great Gordon Ramsey is, BUT HEAR ME OUT!

I love Gordan Ramsey first of all, I’m probably one of his biggest fans, so lets get that out of the way.

But wholy shit can we talk about how many shows this guy has? He has to have at least 20 shows right? Like its insane, and its hard to imagine, when you think about it, that he has that much free time on his hands after doing his shows as well as all the other stuff he does.

This guy has a show called Gordon behind bars, where he goes and hangs out with inmates. I think this man really likes his time away from his family! He has a show called Gordon’s Great Escape!

Also, have you ever noticed he never talks about his family or home life ever! Seems sort of suspicious if you ask me.

Also, you think he cooks at home? Or you think he just orders Papa Johns for the family? After cooking for 20 shows you think the last thing he would want to do is cook for the family he so seemingly hates.

Of course, I have never met the man, I don’t know his schedule, perhaps he shoots all these shows in the first week of the month then spends the next 3 weeks with his family, unlikely, but who knows.

Even if he is a bad dad, who cares, you know? The man makes a great scallop. I’ll let his bad parenting skills pass for now.

And if means a family growing up without a dad so I can get my daily dose of Gordon yelling at people, so be it.

If you couldn’t tell I was joking but shit, now my jokes got me thinking??? hmmm… what do you think? Do you think Gordon is a good dad, or do you think its none of our fucking business! Leave your answer in the comments and tune in next week to see what you won!

-Evan

P.S Enjoy Some of my favorite Moments from the chef in this compilation I made

Captain’s Log: 006 – Restructuring for 2020

Trying to get back on schedule, I’ve been working on so many different things that my time management sort of went out the window. I’ve been restructuring the framework of all my brands yet again, and sort of rethinking what all my brands mean and stand for… in the beginning I sort of published everything together. Then I was afraid of diluting one brands image with another. So I split everything up, created separate pages, websites, and social medias for all these brands.

It was nice keeping everything organized but posting and trying to maintain so many different channels, and grow them, much harder than if you were to just focus on one. I’ve kind of come to the conclusion that I don’t need to split my content into niches and keep them separated. I am the niche. If people have a problem with any content I create, thats their problem. I create content on a wide array of different subjects, that’s what I love to do. Im not going to worry anymore about whether or not one category of my content will turn people away from another category of my content.

To further clarify just to paint the picture, I create content about marketing and helpful tutorials, and other things that may not mesh well with other areas of my content, like Dopely Diverse, my umbrella company in which I publish all my creative outlets under. There lies another example, if your a frequent user of this site, you for sure know I create content around marketing, but you may have never heard of Dopely Diverse. That wasn’t by accident. I tried keeping any brand one could see as “counter-culture” far away from my brands that reside in a more corporate and professional setting.

But to me you can be professional, and real, and the real ones see that, and thats the only people I want to work with anyway, you know what I mean?

So what does this mean?

As far as social media goes, for youtube, I will be moving the Evan Review’s Everything, Digital Clinic, and Escaping Finlandia Youtube Channels and all the respected content over to the Dopely Diverse youtube page and that is where all future content will be posted.

As for Instagram, Content for the brands listed above will now be posted on Dopely Diverse’s Instagram page.

As for Facebook Pages, All brands will keep their individual pages with Dopely Diverse facebook page reposting most of the content from individual pages.

As for the site, much more content will be posted to this site, which is what Ive always wanted, more of everything I do, no censoring, thats why I bought the url: evansworld.digital cuz thats what this site it. Its not just escaping Finlandia anymore, which originally started as a travel blog and grew into all of this. I just love to document everything I do and I know I would regret having to look back at this period and not doing exactly what I wanted for some fear of dumb shit I shouldn’t be worried about in the first place.

This sites gonna go from 100% real to 500% real. Just wait. 2020 Gonna be an amazing year!

-Evan

ps. Thanks for the subscribers and reoccurring users, I see you, thanks for supporting the site

The Next Eminem?

So, I always love discovering new artists. It kinda sucks if your an up coming white rapper cuz if your good your always gonna be labeled as the next Eminem lol. But anyway, so earlier this year I discovered NF, a white christian rapper who doesn’t cuss, doesn’t do drugs, and raps about real life issues such as mental health. The fact that he doesn’t cuss is just impressive because I know I as well as many other rappers use curse words to fill out bars sometimes. His music is super relatable to just about anyone as we all have health with these mental health issues at one time or another.

He’s got many flows in his arsenal, he can rap fast, slow, he can sing rap(is what I call it, still rap but kinda singing), the guy is super talented, and as I said before super impressive with his rhymes, not just because he doesn’t cuss but the technicality is all there, if anyone should be labeled the next Eminem it should be this kid, I guess just the clean version tho? He kind of has a dark demented twist vibe about him which reminds me of slim.

So luckily for me shortly after I discover him he’s on tour visiting my hometown, which is surprising cuz no one ever comes here to perform, a fact that is quickly changing tho thanks to the Clyde theatre and Sweetwater. Anyway, I got tickets got to see him live which was pretty dope.

I will say though, the sound kinda sounded a bit off, I’m not sure what it was, but there was something up, but only for a few songs, most of his songs sounded amazing and everything was on point. There was a bunch of platforms that raised about 12-20 feet in the air which was pretty cool. All in all, solid performance, put on a dope show, I would recommend fans of hip hop to try and catch a show of his.

Back to Nashville for Some Family Time

Nashville is always a cool place to visit. Awesome bars on roofs, beautiful ladies, and a pretty chill vibe. But to be honest we didn’t even make it into downtown Nashville this time. We meant to go but the day we tried it started raining, so we went to see a movie instead. Ended up seeing Toy Story 4, and I ended up almost crying at the end, but don’t worry no spoilers here, I would recommend anyone going to see it, its a well done movie, the animation is superb.

While in Nashville I really wanted to check out the zoo, little fun fact about me, I LOVE ZOOS. Anyway, I’m glad I made that suggestion because we ended up running into Yelawolf! Like how crazy is that, we ended up talking to him a little bit then parted ways but the funny thing is we ended up going the same direction on the same path so we were pretty much walking around the Zoo with Yelawolf, pretty surreal. That was for sure the highlight of the Zoo because other than that it kinda sucked. They were putting away all the animals, which I guess was out fault for showing up late but still, the layout of this zoo sucked as well, I’m not sure who designed it, but they need fired lol.

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Other than that, we didn’t do much else but drink beer and go swimming in the pool, the pool was well needed. I got some pretty cool shots with the new 360 camera and my water proof case. I’m really glad I bought that camera, cant wait to see what else I can capture on it. We went out to eat a few times, can not remember the places names, but all of them were really good, I was satisfied.

We watched Knock Knock, starring Keanu Reeves, and as much as I love the guy, shit did that movie suck, but it was so bad that it was entertaining and funny. I got more than a few laughs from it.

All in all we had some good times with the family, if you haven’t been to Nashville, you’re missing out.

Captain’s Log: 005 – Things Are Moving Fast

I have not done a captains log for a while so I figured I would to let you guys know what’s been going on. Things are moving fast and I’m super excited for what the rest of this year has in store for us.

The newest thing added to the site is the Content Roster & Schedule page, its to help me stay on track with all my content, you can go there to see when you should expect things to drop.

The ERE YouTube page has been launched and 2 new reviews have been uploaded with more always on the way check the content schedule to see when.

A new Digital Clinic article has been posted, its the 1st of a series featuring the worst problem on each social media.

I CREATED A SOCIAL NETWORK. I never thought I would get to say those words, although I did it with plugins I still think its a cool feat, as well as for a good cause, it is a social networking platform exclusively for artists. It’s called Blackbook running through Artist Connect.

Wizard continues to pick up clients and keep me busy, lots of logos, always check out the portfolio section of my site to see my latest designs and please leave feedback it means the world to me to hear that stuff.

Some interesting things are going to be coming out of wizard very soon, so keep an eye out. Its going to be a guidance program of sorts.

New video content is always coming to the youtube channels so make sure to subscribe, you can click the buttons to the left in the sidebar.

New gaming content is also coming. But I mean all sorts of new content is always coming. Constantly designing editing or capturing.

I thank you all for supporting me and sharing his wild experience with me, love you if your reading.

-Evan

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