KOOL LINKS

(This is as good a time as any to say that I am not affiliated with any of these sites, I'm not responsible for whatever you do with the links here or whatever you find on the other end, yada yada yada...)


Web development

Artist tools

  • VIshopper cut out people - pics of people isolated from background. also has animals, objects
  • removebg - removes backgrounds from images replaces with transparency
  • Adorkastock Sketch - timed gesture drawing tool with photos of real models
  • Posemaniacs - gesture drawing tool with 3d models and multiple camera angles (currently under construction.)
  • Reference Angle - reference photos of heads at different angles, you can choose gender/emotions/age/etc.
  • Animal Photo Art References - similar to previous, but with animal heads chosen by skull shape.
  • Pose Search - another similar tool that lets you pose a skeleton and view reference photos matching the pose.
  • Fat Photo Reference - photo collection of real fat people for art reference (password required)
  • My Body Gallery - user-submitted photos of women of different ages, heights, weights, etc.
  • Virtual Lighting Studio - allows you to light a portrait with different types/colors of lights at different angles
  • Floor plan creator - what it says on the tin
  • Roomsketcher - similar to Floor Plan Creator
  • Paletton - interactive color scheme creator
  • Photopea - browser art program, very similar to Photoshop
  • The Creative Independent - website full of practical and emotional guidance for artists. worth a look for any artist
  • Radiorunner's Curriculum for the Solo Artist - a curriculum built for the self-taught artist looking for structure and direction.
  • Figure It Out! - a carrd that teaches/gives tips on the fundamentals of anatomy and gesture drawing
  • paint-BBS - an oekaki board made by cinni :^)
  • Tegaki E Reboot (TEv2) - a very simple oekaki board that has an active userbase, but doesn't seem to be actively maintained.
  • Oekaki na smoczym - a polish oekaki board that has a pretty old-school vibe (relatively speaking).

Learning

Mental Health

  • I feel like shit - an interactive self care guide
  • My Fridge Food - recipes based on what you have in your kitchen at the moment
  • Therapy Shoppe - sensory toys, fidgets, motor skill tools, and other assistive stuff. only thing that requires money on the list bc i love this place.
  • Psychology Tools Printables - lots of printable therapy worksheets. geared toward therapists, but still a great self-help resource for anyone no matter what they struggle with.
  • Habitica - a gamified to-do list/habit tracker in the form of an RPG. has alot of mental health guilds that are very motivating.

Games

  • lain game - a playable browser version of the serial experiments lain ps1 game with english text/subtitles
  • Fallen London - a gothic supernatural text-based rpg
  • Kingdom of Loathing - a funny surreal rpg adventure game
  • Flight Rising - a dragon-raising and breeding browser-based adventure game (think neopets)
  • Furcadia - i think this is a furry web-based mmorpg? seems cool!
  • Board Game Online - very weird online board game, playable with friends or strangers
  • Pokemon Eclipse RPG - an online pokemon browser rpg with a lot of fun minigames and events
  • Everskies - a pixel doll dress up site with forums, very pro-black which is nice.
  • Bimboland (18+) - a satirical bimbo dress up site with a very supportive user culture. currently known as Ximboland.
  • Cube 2: Sauerbraten - a fun little open source fps. semi-inactive but its still fun.
  • Vimm's Lair - downloads of classic games, manuals, and more from consoles released between 1985-2006
  • Pretend You're Xyzzy - a cards against humanity clone.
  • Diablo Web - a web port of the original diablo?!
  • Hidden Palace - a video game media preservation wiki. check out project deluge!

Fansites

  • Kirby's Rainbow Resort - a super cute kirby fansite with lots of stuff. hasn't been updated since last 2020, but i have hope.
  • NFC - the internet nirvana fan club. probably not being updated, but the forum is still active.
  • thought experiments lain - lots of interesting stuff about lain. no longer updated.
  • OMNIPRESENCE - another lain fansite. a neat relic of the past.
  • The Fade - a QOTSA fansite that stopped getting updated in 2006 or so, but has alot of cool info and freebies (like guitar tabs!)
  • Lookin' Bratz - a Bratz fansite with an unbelievable amount of info and content on it.
  • Empty Movement - an ancient revolutionary girl utena website with a crazy amount of content (and official images) on it.
  • TamaTown - a Tamagotchi fansite with tons of information, news, and guides.

Interesting sites

Miscellaneous

Interesting articles

Interesting videos

Online stores

  • Fuzzy N Chic - sells handmade Tamagotchi covers and other Tamagotchi accessories.
  • itemLabel - a revenge based company that sells Peepys and other collectible creatures, plus some neat accessories.