And here is a bunch of links, selected by my very own brain.
Stuff changed last:
Links checked & updated last:
YAE = Yet Another Euonym
I've always been reading lots of stuff, so…
Some of my favourite authors and series are:
Role-playing games and related stuff:
Finnish rpg stuff:
Some online cartoon strips I've found:
(Ordered to some extent as to how much I like them. My up-to-date and
complete list(s) can be found as the last link in this section; they're
actually divided on four pages...)
- Questionable Content
daily, domestic, sedate pace, with good wordplay and quips.
is funny but mostly not-nice science fiction. Good stuff.
- Does Not Play Well With Others
is modern fantasy dark humor... something.
A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.
has the story going strong though updating is sometimes slow.
- Sluggy Freelance
is still going. Worship the Comic!
Child superheroes and school.
is a Sci-Fi-style tri-weekly cartoon.
- Something Positive
isn't. (At least usually.)
daily strips, with attitude.
- The Order of the Stick
pokes fun at D&D-cliches and has good story as well.
- Yet Another Fantasy Gamer Comic (YAE)
- Scandinavia and the World
Adventures of anthropomorphized nordic (and other) countries.
- Flaky Pastry
is a slightly less conventional fantasy comic.
- Full Frontal Nerdity
has longer rpg campaign comics and nerdery one-offs.
Great story of being on the rpg monster side. Graphic violence.
- Sandra and Woo
balances nicely between traditional newspaper strip and webcomic possibilities.
has both humorous normal geek life and the stories they create together in rpgs.
- Kevin & Kell
is about an multivorous family.
- Bob the Angry Flower
is quite random.
- Sidekick Girl
Saving the City: Sans-Spandex
Lots of words. Angst done well. Also, a sphynx.
Piled Higher & Deeper, a grad student comic.
Spider-fan-girl and other interesting superheroes.
- Irregular Webcomic!
certainly is, at least in subject matter.
- Girl Genius
Astounding tales of mad scientists in a world of yesteryear!
- Slightly Damned
has an interesting fantasy world and main trio.
- Cardboard Crack
Magic: the Gathering themed strips.
- Real Life
isn't actually that real all the time...
- Errant Story (ended)
is my all-time favourite and an excellent off-key fantasy story.
- Bruno (ended)
is maybe a bit unusual in it's age and depth.
Quite intelligent, great dialogue.
- Okashina Okashi - Strange Candy (ended)
- Alice Grove (ended)
Relaxed & regrown post-apocalyptic.
- Schlock Mercenary (ended)
has nicely deep storylines and science fiction ponderings.
- Digger (ended)
has a great quirky world. Good black and white art.
- Angel Moxie (ended)
looks a bit strange, but is a very nice magical girl series.
- Queen of Wands (ended)
was great daily life stuff with a few major flashbacks.
- Little Dee (ended)
was cute but not mushy or saccharine sweet.
- A Miracle of Science (ended)
Culture and memes in a pretty realistic scifi solar system.
- Zebra Girl (ended)
A comic about life, change, and spontaneous combustion.
- Wasted Talent (ended)
Life and engineering.
- Penny and Aggie (ended)
Teenagers and choices in life.
- Gene Catlow (ended)
had long story arcs with drama.
- Acid Reflux (ended)
was a funny, soft fantasy adventure.
- Darkbolt (ended)
was a weekly action manga-series, with a LONG story.
- Punch an' Pie (ended)
Trying to figure out adult life.
Anime News Nina! (ended)
was a weekly manga series that often had something to do with anime.
- Sabrina Online (ended)
had maybe three to five strips per month, but is quite good.
- Red String (ended)
Yummy shojo goodness.
- AppleGeeks (ended)
had an changing art style.
Angband - Tales from the Pit (ended)
is actually quite funny, if you just know the computer game.
- The Class Menagerie (ended)
had a decent arc on the whole. Furry. College setting.
- Ozy & Millie (ended)
are two nice kids, an fox and a wolf.
- Mac Hall (ended)
Interesting. Art style as well as other things.
- Exploitation Now (ended)
Cheesecake. Fan Service. Gratuitous panty shots. Occasionally a bit of plot.
- Avalon (ended)
life of high-school teenagers in southeastern Ontario.
- RPG World (ended)
is a comic about a console RPG.
- Lizard (ended)
was mostly just happy.
- Bobbins (ended)
Skirt AND Trousers
- Keychain of Creation (quiet)
is an Exalted-based stick-figure comic, full of Awesome.
- Absurd Notions (quiet)
is about normal life and roleplaying games.
- Tsunami Channel (quiet)
is really good although I can't say exactly why...
- Jackie's Fridge (quiet)
is actually a less interesting character than the rest.
- Candi (quiet)
Students, relationships, the squirrel mafia.
Other online comic lists:
Anime and Manga:
is the puzzle game I play the most of in this group of games.
is a good classic game, even if not always solvable through pure logic.
has a lot of browser games, some pretty good.
is a game quite similar to minecraft.
is a free game much like Civilization 1 & 2.
- Vector Racer
is an interesting turn-based racing game.
contains info on Angband and it's many variants.
is the current continuation of the Z variant line.
- Star Control II
is another big favourite.
- Crimson Fields
is a "Battle Isle"-style game, though slightly simpler.
is a very simple, and addictive, block-dropping game.
is a good breakout clone.
has info on the X-COM series, of which the first, the 1994 computer game,
is one of the best games of all time.
has a nice Boulderdash engine with which you can play it and all
it's clones. There's also MirrorMagic, a "guide the beam"-game.
is an interesting side-scrolling shooter.
For computer-related words, abbreviations, acronyms or other such:
Other computer stuff:
Blogs and other sites with a decent update rate
- Mother Jones
is a magazine probably more on the left side in politics.
- Kevin Drum
has charts and cat picures on fridays.
- Out of the Crooked Timber
of humanity, no straight thing was ever made.
- The Guardian
has a decent news coverage.
has mostly stuff on US politics, more on the left side.
is yet another US lefty site, though a bit more less-political stuff.
RPGs, games and adjacent
Technical and science stuff
- Schneier on Security
has stuff about computer security.
- Ars Technica
has usually some interesting technological & nerd news.
- Bad Astronomy
tells about astronomical facts and some science & geek stuff in general.
The original page
is about stuff depicted wrong in the popular media.
- Do the Math
will tell you about the energy problems we will have in the near future.
Advice columns and such
or other video content I follow at least somewhat regulary:
Other organizations with even partially useful information:
Religious stuff, but slightly different than any of the above ones...
Other humorous stuff
Other personal interests
(that didn't quite fit anywhere earlier. Many of these are Finnish.)
is a local 'con I've worked for a lot.
is the major Finnish science fiction and fantasy con,
held not quite every year.
has information on pretty much any and every board game.
is the local Aikido club where I've practiced.
- Tampereen Judo (YAE)
- Varjojen paratiisi
Babylon 5 is my favourite science fiction TV-series; this is the main
also has some good music.
Other random pages
More random pages, in Finnish
My Main page, though there's not much
anything interesting there.
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