Well everyone, I spent the entirety of my 24 hour post doing homework and browsing the web for sites that NMCI (the computer the marine corps hires to manage it’s network) HASN’T blocked. In the span of time I was sitting there I have discovered a couple of cool sites that you need to go look at.
http://www.purevolume.com/ This is a site all about promoting garage bands.. they are very well sorted, and you’d be amazed at what you could find there. I would suggest looking up Waking Ashland, foreverabove, and Anberlin. Also just search for ‘piano’ or ‘acoustic’ Whatever your preference.. you can find some amateur artists with original material to entertain you for a while.
https://www34.meebo.com This is a site that allows you to use your instant messengers online all in the same window.. they are well financed and I use this even when at home, not just at work to circumvent the firewall installed to keep us on task. I highly suggest you check it out so you can play while at work.
http://www.writingexcuses.com/ Writing excuses.. 15 minute podcast of three authors talking about developing and producing good literary art forms. One of them is Brandon Sanderson who is my new Author I am promoting. If you are reading this.. and you haven’t read “Mistborn” than you are WRONG!!
http://www.nescafeweb.com/ Tired of playing java games while at work? Well how about signing up for a free service that lets you play a Nintendo emulator through the browser?! Well basically if you sign up you can save your game and come back to it later… yep.. you guess it.. I got as far as the ship before the Final Fantasy crew had to take a break.
http://www.comedity.com/ This is a good web comic.. But All of these comics… reach certain audiences.. and if you aren’t in that audience.. you probably won’t like it. This one is about a geek and his group of friends, but it deals a lot with what he is thinking as he lives his day. He never really outgrew his imagination, and supposedly he pretends there are 15 or 16 different personality types that live inside his brain. Sometimes he sneaks around the house as if he were a ninja, and other times he is Don Juan, 007… you get the gist. Very funny for internet geeks, like Steven and I.
http://www.deadwinter.cc/ This web comic is very relatable to Resident Evil. There is a disease around and those infected become zombies. The story isn’t very well developed, but the artist is doing a lot of work on character development. The blood and gore seems to be present, but the author does a great job at distracting you from it. I’m excited to see where this is going.
http://www.errantstory.com/ This is a fantasy oriented web comic about a magical world with a struggle going on between elves and humans. There is some very strong sexual content, I wouldn’t suggest this unless you are ready to enter into a very politically intricate fantasy world.
www.giantitp.com This web comic is VERY funny! It is based on pen & paper RPGs… in particular Dungeons & Dragons. If you enjoy ANY type of Role-Playing Games you will love this story line anyway. All of the characters are stick figures, and I suggest this one over all others listed here.
thedreamercomic.com This Web comic is suggested for all. The geek, the not-so-geek.. it is much better suited for the well grounded reader. It is about a teenage girl who falls asleep and wakes up as an alternate self from the Revolutionary War. She seems to be in love with a character from her dreams, but when wakes up has to deal with real life as well. Good story line, Good art.. Doesn’t update as much as I would like.. :-(.
http://www.fantasyrealmsonline.com/manga/001.php This is an AMAZING fantasy story line. GREAT ART!! Once again, it is addressed to the anime/manga/fantasy/geek reader… but honestly it is well grounded thus far that pretty much ANY reader would be happy to follow the lives of these children as they live in their Tolkienish world.
marrymemovie.com This is the story of a female rock star.. sick of dating she impulsively pulls up a man from the crowd and marries him on the stage. The entire comic, is her dealing with that decision, and discovering that her new husband.. is actually… a really great guy. (so far) Maria… read this!!
http://www.abbysagency.us/d/20041101.html Dad!! You need to read this one. This web comic has no real linear story line, but deals with very interesting characters. Imagine the TV show of “The Office” and merge it with “007″ This is a great web comic about a company in disguise. Their real business is international espionage, but the personnel all deals with each other in very funny instances. Very much making fun of 007 and other spy shows. EVERYONE should read this randomly.. Good comic.
http://cdc.comicgen.com AMAZING cartoon. This one is about alien races who all deal with a fantastical society. The characters ROCK, The storyline is AMAZING, and the fight scenes.. are second to none. If you have time to catch up.. I would read it. The major draw back is that I have been following this cartoon for the last two years.. and he has only put out like 6 update strips.. :-( He just recently put out two of those.. so maybe it’s starting back up… who knows. So next time you’re bored… be…