I do not control the contents of the websites i link to.
indie websites that i either like or know the webmasters of
Friends/Aquaintances/People I've Interacted With
Im in her discord server, plus she has some pretty cool worldbuilding things on her site.
Longtime otherkin community member. They share a lot of stuff relating to their hylics fanworks in a server im in with them.
Owner of 32bit cafe and a fairly cool person.
Inspirations and Neat Sites
this website is a whole rabbit hole, it has a pretty cool graphics section with a few secrets here and there.
(eyestrain and flashing warning) this site's all in black in white, save for a few splashes for color. there's an arrow on the index page below the 3d render that shows an eyestrainy element. when pressed. The box that says something about a surprise next to the flashy element brings up an extremely flashy image.
Writing & Fiction
Things ive read
"Unicorn Jelly is a philosophical science fiction manga strip which tells a metaphoric and purposeful story with a definitive beginning and ending. It was published every weekday at Midnight from 2000 to 2003."This webcomic contains heavy topics. Don't trust the art style.
A webcomic from the early 2000s about a unicorn-like jelly and it's adventures through a fantasy world. Has impressive worldbuilding, though it does have some content that may be considered a bit questionable nowadays.Lena
"This article is about the standard test brain image. For the original human, see Miguel Acevedo.This short story has themes of unreality, as it's written as if it were a wikipedia article.
MMAcevedo(Mnemonic Map/Acevedo), also known as Miguel, is the earliest executable image of a human brain."
What if brain uploading became common in the future?soft corrupter
"when i was in 3rd grade/i convinced my friend's older sister to loan me her gameboy color/ with pokemon blue/on the one condition/that i never save over her file."
i barely know whats going on here but it looks coolMystery Flesh Pit National Park
"The Mystery Flesh Pit is the name given to a bizarre natural geobiological feature discovered in the Permian Basin region of West Texas in the early 1970s. The pit is characterized as an enormous subterranean organism of indeterminate size and origin embedded deep within the earth, displaying a vast array of highly unusual and often disturbing phenomena within its vast internal anatomy."This is unfiction. It contains gore and body horror.
An unfiction project about a very large creature that happens to have one of its orfices located in West Texas. This creature is then made into a tourist
This project gets to me bc i live in texas,,,this thing could get me,,,,woah,,,,,HORG
"This site contains several years of research in the classification of occlupanids. These small objects are everywhere, dotting supermarket aisles and sidewalks with an impressive array of form and color. The Holotypic Occlupanid Research Group has taken on the mantle of classifying this most common, yet most puzzling, member of phylum Plasticae."
This website classifies bread clips.Kid Radd
Kid Radd is an animated pseudo-sprite comic that ran from February 2002 until September 2004.
A sprite comic about the protagonist of an NES game that gets yoinked out of his game into a whole other world, leading him to have to figure out how to live this new life.Serina: A Natural History of the World of Birds
"Imagine, if you will, a hypothetical world much like our own, but overseen by a mysterious cosmic entity. While our world's rich diversity of life arose naturally through sheer chance, here it would get a head start - thanks to the Observer - with an introduction of a small selection of already-evolved lifeforms from Earth. These introduced organisms would then be allowed to evolve entirely on their own, in isolation, for hundreds of millions of years, until their descendants resembled them barely at all."
A speculative biology project about a world inhabited by birds.Unusual Wikipedia Articles
"Of the over six million articles in the English Wikipedia there are some articles that Wikipedians have identified as being somewhat unusual. These articles are verifiable, valuable contributions to the encyclopedia, but are a bit odd, whimsical, or something one would not expect to find in Encyclopï¿½dia Britannica."
A list of odd wikipedia articles.
Websites I'm Nostalgic For
Smash Bros. DOJO!!
Someone made an archive of the old official SSBB site. I found the original site as a kid, and after much convincing, my uncle (who I don't talk to anymore for Reasons) bought me the game. The subspace emissary went hard
M&L:BIS site archive
Same situation as SSBB, I found this site and then I convinced my uncle (or was it my parents?) to get me the game. The website is flash, but it has a nonflash version.
The style's a little borked, but the page works! I used this browser as a kid when I was at my uncle's house, specifically this version of it. I think I only cared abt games bc i dont remember anything but going through random flash game sites
Dan-Dare and Mario Sonic games
I think these sites were on the KidZui directory. The flash games might still be up on these sites, so if you know how you can play them! Both sites also have a bunch of random graphics
(The os-tan gallery has an album with 18+ content, labeled adult gallery)
I should NOT have found this website at the age i found it because jesus christ. pretty neat but also damn.
Image Editing and Art Programs
This website is 100% safe, it just hasn't been updated in a while. A web adaptation of macpaint. No shortcuts, only black and white (and sometimes color), dithering, and one's own declining sanity using this thing.
A more browser adaptiation of macpaint. Has a different UI and keyboard shortcuts (No color, though...)
An open-source browser recreation of old MSpaint.
Open-source recreation of one of the first versions of Kidpix.
This site is almost all in Japanese, but it should be easy enough to navigate. A local version of an art app used on some forums to draw and post without leaving the browser window (it's for oekaki forums, basically)
My preferred website for dithering things.
Image compression website. I use this to make really crunchy jpegs.
Reverse image search
Reverse image search for weebs
A showcase of really crappy HTML.
I dont caaaaaaarrrrreee if it ruins your website, make your shit readable.
Color Contrast Tool
Did Contrast Rebellion convince you? Are you still not sure if the new colors you picked have good contrast? Heres one utility (other than your eyes) that can help!
I used this to teach myself HTML and CSS!
Archive of cute websites from the 2000's. The sozai sites are very useful
Resources List for the Personal Web
A lot more website-related resources.
Walt Stanchfield's Class Handouts
Handouts created for classes taught by the animator Walt Stanchfield (duh)
/ic/ Support Page
A collection of resources compiled presumably by a very kind anon from 4chan's /ic/ board. I haven't vetted everything from here, so take some of the stuff mentioned here with a grain of salt.
Ron Doucet's storyboard guide
A storyboarding guide by someone that's experienced with TV animation. This page is long, and it may take a while to load
Tumblr blog with a lot of art tutorials and resources
Another art resource tumblr blog, but this one is more focused on animals
PuccaNoodles' Compiled Animation/Art Resource Sheet
A google sheet compiling a bunch of links to art resources. This seems geared toward aspiring professional artists.
A website that distributes random abandonware art and art-related programs.
Idk where to put this stuff
Indie Wiki Buddy
A browser extention that redirects you away from websites like fextralife or FANDOM, and toward independent wikis.
While Amazon's monopolistic stranglehold on our economy has made it increasingly difficult to completely avoid supporting them, we've discovered thatcontrary to conventional wisdom its often possible to find lower prices, sometimes substantially, by shopping elsewhere. You just have to know where to look...A list of shopping sites to use instead of Amazon.
Other Art Stuff
Video game concept art!
A collection of aesthetics that have been seen in commercial stuff
Sonic the Hedgehog Art Archive
idk how i found this but heres a google drive filled with official sonic the hedgehog art
Archive of random stuff from or relating to Valve's games.
Video game music radio
Sitting on Clouds
Game and anime music downloads
Raw rips of game music. High quality, but a lot of them are raw rips that you'll need a specialized plugin or program to play. Check the forum for things to play these with!
Another site with game music rips, but all of these are .VGM. The website does have links to things to use to play .VGM files.
Online radio playing 2hu remixes
Website with a bunch of commercial-free online radio stations