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

Alternative(s) (to) social media

  • Dreamwidth - an open-source web journal based on Livejournal code and maintained by old LJ staff.
  • DeadJournal - a web journal for intelligent pissed off people.
  • InsaneJournal - a web journal that is generally anti-censorship.
  • The Midnight Pub - a text-based pub/blogging platform served over https, gemini, and gopher.
  • Smol Pub - a blogging/journal platform written in Gemtext.
  • TiddlyWiki - a non-linear personal web notebook that functions SIMILAR to a Wiki.
  • BUS STOP - an ephemeral and chill imageboard where posts are deleted after a day.
  • The diaspora* project - a FOSS decentralized social network connected by independently run servers.
  • SpaceHey - the Myspace revival!
  • Multiverse - a micro-blogging platform that lets you get super creative with it

Web utilities

Artist tools

  • VIshopper cut out people - pics of people isolated from background. also has animals, objects
  • removebg - removes backgrounds from images replaces with transparency
  • waifu2x - image upscaler, best for anime-styled artwork.
  • 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
  • NOT/BUT - TO-ZO.COM - advice on self-talk when it comes to 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

  • DID Research - super comprehensive resource for info on dissociative identity disorder (and some other dissociative disorders)
  • Mental Hellth - a newsletter exploring how the current world affects our 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.
  • Getselfhelp.co.uk - lots of printable therapy worksheets. partially 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
  • Diablo Web - a web port of the original diablo?!
  • Taiko Web - an unofficial web implementation of Taiko no Tatsujin
  • Board Game Online - very weird online board game, playable with friends or strangers
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Flowergame - grow some plants... :^)
  • 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
  • My Abandonware - download old games from 1978-2010 for free
  • Pretend You're Xyzzy - a cards against humanity clone.
  • Hidden Palace - a video game media preservation wiki. check out project deluge!
  • Dark Pattern Games - a game review site that points out dark patterns/psychological tricks in mobile games.

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.
  • Ricky-starks.com - a fansite dedicated to the wrestler Ricky Starks, currently signed to AEW.
  • tha waltens files - fansite about The Walten Files, an analog horror Youtube series
  • Disco Reader - creates graphs based on conversation paths in Disco Elysium.

Interesting sites

  • The Quantitative Study of Dreams - resources for reading about and conducting dream research
  • Windows93 - a fun operating system in your browser :^)
  • Our Mother Tongues - a Native American language revitalization project
  • Smithsonian Open Access - millions of free-to-use images and data from the Smithsonian
  • 17776, What football will look like in the future - a genuinely phenomenal webseries about football in the year 17776
  • BLOODSAD - the worst possible feeling. a web project by one of my favorite artists.
  • Havocscope - information on the global black market
  • Textfiles.com - a huge collection of text files that got passed around on BBSes back in the day.
  • Web Design Museum - a gallery and timeline of trends in web design from 1991-2006. hugely inspiring.
  • SerenityOS - a turbo cool, retro, unix-like operating system!
  • Virtual x86 - emulate an operating system in your browser
  • Riseup - a tech collective that provides communication tools to radicals
  • Black Socialists of America - website of the black socialists of america, cool design + intersting tools
  • Buy Nothing Project - a community-building social movement/app that promotes hyper-local sharing as opposed to selling.
  • Transbucket - photo-sharing site for transgender surgery outcomes (account required)
  • Kayla's World - the neat portfolio site of a web sorcerer and artist.
  • Brunch Bureau - a noir detective streamer's website... I THINK? super cool style and has a 'newspaper' of sorts.
  • SCUMSUCK.COM - fun and cool artist's website showing off their work including ocs, a webcomic, and a shop (with fun goodies)
  • Solaria's Webspace - cool art and some pretty unique web design tutorials/resources.
  • Free Music Archive - tons of genuinely free music with license information for each.
  • Radioooo - a musical time machine... radio! by decade and genre.
  • Comradery - a co-operative alternative to Patreon
  • Gods And Monsters - website about mythological creatures that feels pleasantly personal
  • DEEP HELL - a webzine analyzing what we can learn from video games
  • Blood Knife - a webzine about cyberpunk, sci-fi, horror, and communism... and the culture in general
  • Floating Neutrinos - website of a family who lived on floating scrap rafts
  • Poolsuite - internet leisure suite.
  • Big Soy Naturals - sexy and cool podcast where two they-devils discuss happenings of the internet.
  • DIY Feminist Cybersecurity - cybersecurity tips aiming for safety in digital spaces.
  • unixsheikh.com - articles and tutorials about open-source, unix/gnu, sysadmin, and other techy stuff of that nature.
  • GUIdebook - an older site that preserves and showcases GUIs and info about them

Miscellaneous

  • Data Hoarding in the Modern Age - how to become a data hoarder :^)
  • Can I Play That? - guides and reviews of accessibility in games. run by disabled gamers
  • Global Network of Discovery - neat collection of sites that can recommend things you might like (music, artists, etc)
  • Kosmi.io - online hangout webapp for stuff like watching videos and playing games. think rabb.it
  • tane.us - plays animal crossing music that corresponds with the current time.
  • Magic Baby Names - type names you like and get other names like them. good for character creation
  • Sleepyti.me - sleep cycle calculator. basically, helps plan when you should sleep to feel good in the morning.
  • paper cd case - generates a foldable paper cd case based on info you put in. also makes jewel case inserts.
  • /g/'s Based Sites - a beefy curated list of websites.
  • Fansub Guides - guides on how to make fansubs.
  • Watch Wrestling Online - stream pro wrestling from tons of different promotions. has popups on some video streams.
  • DON'T YOU LECTURE ME WITH YOUR THIRTY DOLLAR WEBSITE - see it to believe it.
  • 1001 Albums Generator - have one album from the '1001 Albums to Listen To Before You Die' list sent to you every day.
  • Winamp Skin Museum - a nice-to-browse collection of Winamp skins hosted on Internet Archive.
  • VHSearch! - a Neocities search engine!
  • 5eTools - a suite of free browser-based tools for players and DMs of D&D 5e.
  • Full Cart - America's virtual food bank :^)
  • Moebuntu - a custom Ubuntu theme that makes everything MOE
  • morss.it - make a full-text version of an RSS feed
  • Torrents.csv - a collaborative searchable git repository of torrents
  • Awesome piracy - a curated list of piracy resources
  • hrt.cafe - a listing of suppliers who sell hormones. use at your own risk
  • DIY HRT Directory - a guide to safely perform hormone replacement therapy on one's own. again, use at your own risk
  • Plan C - info on how to access at-home abortion pills online.
  • Phallo.net - an informative and comprehensive resource on FTM phalloplasty
  • Veadotube - a very intuitive and simple-to-use PNG/vtuber tool
  • The Anti-Capitalist Software License - let everyone but captialists use your software
  • Archiveteam - info hub for web archival projects
  • PC Part Picker - pick and show off your PC builds.
  • Fiveable - cool online group study tool with timers, task list, and music (also can be used solo!)
  • The Order of the Good Death - a death-positive movement that aims to reform death services in our society.
  • De-google-ify Internet - a movement by Framasoft and CHATONS trying to offer community and privacy-friendly software alternatives.
  • Bluemaxima's Flashpoint - a downloadable (and viewable) archive of Flash games and animations

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.
  • JJGames - super affordable used games
  • Hirbawi Kufiya - the last and only kufiya factory left in Palestine.
  • House Plant Shop - actually reasonably priced house plants.
  • Houzz - home decor store with alot of cool rugs
  • READY! Computer Corp. - newer, small company that makes very stylish portable computer kits
  • Ragstock - recycled and vintage clothing (not SUPER affordably priced)