Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Indie-rock music blog.

Snarky gaming news.

I know I wrote about Joshua Allen too!

Confessions of an Aca/Fan: The Official Weblog
Henry Jenkins is like the wise old professor who is an expert on thousands of sci-fi movies. He studies geek culture, and especially fandom. He's like our crazy uncle. Everyone adores him. He's a righteous dude.

Dinosaur Comics
Ryan North, god of webcomics, hasn't drawn a new Dinosaur Comic since he started making them. He just continues to use the same visual cartoon every day, only changing the dialogue. It's like Krazy Kat for the New Century.
Tips to hack your life.

Two gamers rule the world.

Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog
Self-help for smart people.

Another silicon Valley Web 2.0 blog, TechCrunch is great. They review new Web 2.0 ventures, which is good, because there are a lot of them.

BlogYourMind (Italian)
This blog is indeed all in Italian. I have been trying to read it for years.
Global Guerrillas
Political anti-globalization radicalism and issues.

MAKE: Blog
Crazy homemade shit made by insane geeks.

Laughing Squid
A lot of links.

Boing Boing
The original linky blog. so much sweetness.

Diesel Sweeties by R Stevens
A comic about robots and people who have sex with them. Not totally; but it's hysterical.

Cool Hunting
More lists of cool stuff.

we make money not art
This girl is on the forefront of interactive and game-like art installations.

Scobleizer - Tech Geek Blogger
Scoble used to blog for Microsoft, telling them what for, and now he's an independent blogger who tells everyone what for.

Another fantasy-type blog like Tinselman.
Jason Kottke is a member of the old-school blogging cadre and he still brings it. I'm not sure where he brings it though.

Bats Left Throws Right
I know I reviewed Doghouse Riley already.

Everyone knows Slashdot. It's useful to scan this feed.

scraps of crap
David Malki's blog for posting doodles, experimental animation, etc. It's actually an open blog that anyone can contribute to.

Overcompensating: Actual Things That Happen to Jeffrey Rowland
One of these Overcompensating feeds is a duplicate.
Overcompensating: The Painstaking Undulations of a Human Boy
Reviewed on the Fight.

Fodor's Travel Wire
Regular travel articles.

Film Junk Podcast
I've never listened to this podcast.

The Daily Cross Hatch
A comics blog.

Another one I'm sure I've already profiled, Helen Boyd's husband is a transsexual.
The Forbidden Planet International Blog Log
The blog of Scotland-based comics outlet Forbidden Planet, these guys focus more on the UK comics scene, but they're cool guys.

Lost At E Minor
Two brothers in Australia keep us updated on new art and music of a weird persuasion. There are so many damn links on each one of their posts.

Definitely one of the weirdest, and also one of the most popular of small blogs. this is an exploration of the futuristic ideas of J.G. Ballard, who wrote Crash, Empire of the Sun, and a lot of books you've never heard of.

information aesthetics
Graphs, charts and statistics. Great stuff here at this design blog.

GameBrink.Com News Feed
Another games site.
Second Tense
I know I wrote about Second Tense already; this is a Second Life blog. This blogroll is rearranging itself.

dj lobsterdust
Crazy mash-ups.

*The *Transcendental *Wildcard
This girl sleeps like two hours every day, literally: instead of sleeping at night, she staggers a series of naps through each 24-hour period. This is the first place I heard about polyphasic sleep and I think this is Science at work.

Manifesto Games
an independent games distribution company. They release a lot of smaller games and non-traditional games.

Ben Cruachan (AU wildlife)
Another blog I know I already wrote about. Ben is a wildlife photographer in Australia.
a girl in the UK.

these guys call themselves Top Men for some reason and they are obsessed with incredible feats of science. I imagine the name of their blog is what you say when you see a new post from them. It's usually interesting.

Writer of The Ghost Map.

Good Morning Silicon Valley
Hilarious headlines and hard-hitting content, this is one of my favorites.

Humor In Public Places
The blog of Improv Everywhere, it's updated infrequently and focuses solely on their improv projects.
Ironic Sans
Comic artist and blogger.

Fleen: Written by bitter, haggard wordbeasts
A magazine about webcomics.

dork magazine.
The aforementioned dork magazine highlights hip-hop culture, shoes, cool stuff in NY and just general awesomeness.

mimi in NY
humorous woman in NY.

Blog Day Afternoon
Vicious liberal goes after conservative idiots.
supernaut ... i whore for art
A dancer and performance artist, frances is also a transsexual.

Starslip Crisis, by Kristofer Straub
Funny comic about a spaceship that is also an art gallery.

Good blog about Web 2.0.

Perfect City - Discussion about the future of our cities
This is a little more intensive than my usual city-of-the-future reading, but it's still related.

qarl is a designer in Second Life with some good ideas.
A guy on LJ, seems to focus on tech-type stuff.

A great blog, that happens to be written by gays, but really offers the same vein of content as Kotaku or Destructoid.

an Online Shit
According to his profile, Agus Wijaya is a garbage head being. He's a crazy brilliant artist too, working on original characters, plush toys, photographing his dogs, and other stuff.

Brian McKenzie
Weird sci-fi type prints.

Clio's Sketchmajibber!!
An artist's blog. I like her cartooning style
Cory's Web LOG
Just a linkroll.

jason sho green
Incredible artist draws mustaches and a lot of other stuff. He's a student so he's always trying new techniques.

Monster Children
a culture magazine in the same vein as Dork. There sure are a lot of these.

Muzak For Cybernetics
A good music blog, they release a regular podcast with a lot of good music on it.

Crazy-type photoblog that features tattoos, body-modification, parties, and art.
The blog of Coop, a brilliant large format painter who paints cars, chicks, and badassery. Coop has an incredible mind and a lot of obsessions. Always something to see here.

Thousands of people have made a postcard out of a secret they've never told anyone before. Then they mail them to Frank Warren, and he posts them online every Sunday. The result is one of the most remarkable websites ever.

Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher Society
These guys are Science Patrol from the 17th century. Athanasius Kircher was a total badass.

Process Recess
Great drawings, but site has not been updated for more than a year.

Said and Done
Not updated since March.
The blog of Robyn Miller, creator of Myst. He hasn't updated it since September, though.

Today's Inspiration
A devotee of 50's and 60s advertising shares scans from his very extensive archives.

The Woodring Monitor
Jim Woodring does these really intricate drawings and woodcuts of crazy creatures in this totally surreal world. It's like that Disney cartoon that Salvador Dali worked on.

totally defunct.

One of the top blogs, Needled is about tattooing issues, written by a tattoed lady lawyer who's, like, hot. There's a new design up that makes this more than just a blog, it's a great tattoo reference.

The author of Today's Inspiration talks about his personal work and his process. Not updated since March.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Little People
Posted before on the Fight, slinkachu makes tiny people and leaves them in public places.

Giant Robot NY. Art and comics.

the Fantagraphics blog.

Beautiful vandalism
a graf blog by slinkachu.

Things of Random Coolness.
Just what it says, another magazine.
An online magazine like Dork.

Hi Fructose Magazine
Amazing illustrations.

mildred_art's Photos
Sticker art in NY.

Martin Klasch
Art-type links.

Computerlove - Connecting Creative Talents
Another art magazine.
the lion king
Bizarre graphics.

{ feuilleton }
art links.

Damn Interesting
Damn Interesting articles from a variety of writers. Definitely look at this.

Best comic on the web, period.

A Softer World
A photocomic. Good too!
The Adventures of Dr. McNinja
A doctor who is also a ninja. That is all.

The Adventures of Dr. Hastings
By the author of Dr. McNinja.

Ben Adams
Defunct. Ben Adams wrote a reallllllly weird CGI comic called "Misfit's Journey" that I thought was pretty interesting.

Bob the Angry Flower
One of the longer-running webcomics, Bob has probably lost his edge.

Dumbrella is a collective composed of the following comics. They all rule.

Dykes To Watch Out For
The best lesbian comic ever, hands-down. (It's not like I did a review or anything. That's just the facts. I guess Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist could give her a run for the money though.)

An anthology of brilliant comics.

Four Color Comics
Two boring sites by yet another blogger.

Hugh does cartoons on the backs of index cards. He also does a lot of consulting for companies that I don't understand, but basiaclly amounts to "Know your audience."
Hate Song
Delicious violence, manliness and dirt. Like watching a knuckle sandwich head toward your face, over and over and over again. Real funny too. Sadly, it's discontinued.

I am a Rocket Builder!
Entertwined stories. Currently the site is made to look like Craigslist, which is awesome.

So surreal, it doesn't make sense in this existence.

Kiwis by Beat
As a friend of mine described it, Minus is like Calvin and Hobbes, except what Minus wishes actually comes true.

Leave It To Jesus
This comic is so creepy it makes me tongue taste like a battery. Jesus and others do a looooot of Robitussin.
lj_bizarro's Comic Alert!
It's bizarro, the comic that's not the Far Side.

Married To The Sea
Old book illustrations say the darndest things.

Medium Large

News from Green Man Press
The blog of Charles Vess.

Ninth Art.
Sadly defunct.
Not Included
Robots and sometimes incomprehensible writing. Cool.

Reviewed on the fight.

Patches by Kelly Vivanco
Cats and other animals csream about their awesome obsessions.

The Perry Bible Fellowship
Already reviewed on the fight.

Questionable Content
About a coffeeshop. the girls are too cute in this strip.
Scary Go Round
Freaky shit goes down in and around the UK. With the art style on this comic, you expect Tim Burton to show up. It's awesome and hilarious.

The Secret Crocodile Adventure Club
Very weird comic about a bunch of martial arts crocodiles. Interesting and funny but not easy to understand.

Slow Wave
Already reviewed on the Fight.

Steve writes Fish n' Chips, about a cat-thing and a guy with a goldfish tank for a head.

Sticks and Stones
Excellently morbid comic. highly recommended
Stuff Sucks
A comic about music and madness. Beautiful.

Liz Greenfield Sucks
The blog by the creator of Stuff Sucks.

Thinkin' Lincoln
Disembodied heads of historical figures get silly. I love this comic and think every Science Patrolman should check it.

Whispered Apologies
One person writes, another one draws. or at least they did but htis site seems to have disappeared. A project by Ryan North.

Already reviewed on the fight.
already reviewed on the Fight.

Rob and Elliot
there are plenty of comics artists online, I found out. I don't think this strip is awesome but it's competent. Still that doesn't justify its existence as more than a learning exercise.

Wigu: A Week Ago Monday
the excellent Wigu.

Crudely drawn cartoons based on spam. Pretty good idea.

an illustrated book of fantastical beasts. Amazing.
Comics Comics
A blog about comics.

More from the artist of Penny Arcade.

Kawaii Not: the webcomic for cute gone bad!
hysterical cutesy drawings.

Goats: the comic strip
Like Star Wars on acid, this used to be a comic about two guys in a pub, but now it's about power-hungry devil chickens, two typewriting monkeys, a programmer who ate God and is now humanity's only hope.....it's really funny but you have to understand at least some of the continuity. I love to read this one.

Gone With the Blastwave
I keep waiting for this strip to come back from hiatus. It's a bizarre story of a troop of soldiers lost in an unknown city. They mostly spend their time playing pranks on each other.
Dresden Codak
Already reviewed on the Fight.

Excellent and renowned webcomic, this thing is just beautiful. Comes out infrequently.

The Order of the Stick
A comic about a rpg-style campaign in a huge fantasy world populated by stick figures. I never know what's going on but some of it's damn funny.

Gunnerkrigg Court - By Tom siddell
An atmospheric and moody comic set in a strange school. Like Harry Potter but fucked up cool.

Dicebox: Illustrated Feed
Nice art, another incomprehensible story.
Beaver and Steve
Funny and surreal comic about a beaver and a lizard.

FoxTrot - goComics.com
We all know foxTrot. It is now Sundays only, which I think is probably a good thing. It hasn't been as funny as I remember when I was a kid.

D'Blog of 'Israeli
Matt Brooker, comic artist.

American Elf: The Sketchbook Diaries of James Kochalka
Kochalka rules, ok?

Iron Will
Great comic art.
Ink and Thunder
Comics art and shtuff.

Mildly entertaining comic about toys come to life, on indefinite hiatus.

Templar, Arizona
I never understood the point of this comic but it is beautifully drawn.

Ashley Wood kicks ass. He paints robots.

Joe Mathlete Explains Today's Marmaduke
This guy named Joe Mathlete explains today's Marmaduke. Sometimes this is the funniest thing on the internet.
jessica hagy draws little venn diagrams with pithy thoughts inside. they're awesome.

The Non-Adventures of Wonderella
Wonderella is your basic city girl, except she has super-powers. A simple idea with great execution.

Captain Excelsior
Excelsior is a sleazy super-hero with a family. He's always trying to sleep with his kid's teacher or something. This one is hilarious.

Diesel Sweeties by R Stevens
Robots and sex and robot sex, Indie-rock Pete and the rest. This is a pixelated comic, so do not adjust your screen.

a webcomics artist. yes, another one.
my elves are different
a comic about Victorians who discuss elves and other fantasy crap. Often obscure, it's still funny.

a comic in the "far Side" mode.

An online comics anthology. Awesome at times.

The best of the blogosphere, Geoff Manaugh imagines alternate futures and pasts, impossible architectural constructs, the cities of our imagination, and more.
Helio is the phone that doesn't want you to think it's a phone. It's also this blog, which has nothing to do with the phone and instead focuses on culture in the same realm as Dork magazine.

Digitalthread / webdesign
a web design firm's blog.

very small array
A Comics Artist.

Danny's Land
A blog about amusement parks. Danny is obsessed with them.

Another out-there architecture site, Pruned supposedly focuses on landscapes, but ventures much further in its explorations. Group with BLDGBLOG.
Museum of Dust
Dream Tree
Blue Tea
These three blogs are part of a new breed of "fantasy" sites that I would group with Robyn Miller's site Tinselman. They collect interesting objects that gradually form a choerent world. Interesting to read.

"Awesome!" A Blog.
Chris Onstad, the writer of Achewood. Some of the only food writing I've ever enjoyed, and definitely the only golf writing.

A Lesson Is Learned But The Damage Is Irreversible
I reviewed A Lesson is Learned recently for the SP blog.
Alien Loves Predator
Awesome comic about a Predator and an Alien who live together in an apartment in NY. It reminds me of Mad About You, but only because it's shot on location--the two guys are action figures and they really do live in a NY apartment and walk around on the street and stuff.

Analog Giant
One of the music blogs I try to follow, AG is focused on hip-hop and some indie-rock.

apophenia (danah boyd)
danah boyd is a researcher into social phenomena who works at Yahoo! She writes frequently about Facebook, myspace, and other social nets.

Ben Hammersley
Ben is a blogger and photographer in the UK who does websites for the BBC. His photography and viewpoints are quite Scientific.

Boing Boing Digital Emporium
A site for boingboing to promote inexpensive digital media. Cool idea.
Click opera (Momus)
Momus is a musician of the future. His blog is often filled with bewildering concepts but I rate it a must read. Group this one with Ballardian, BLDGBLOG, and other futurist crap.

Enter at your own risk
The humoristic blog of a fat and lonely guy named Socratic. Almost too bitter, Socratic is also one of the funnier bloggers I have read.

Misanthropic Rants with an extra Side of Stupid: $2.99
Sgtred is another awesome soul, a rollerderby artist in Detroit. Snarky and good links abound.

My Boring Ass Life
SilentBobSpeaks.com, the official home of Kevin Smith. Boy does this guy like to talk.

the wertz generation
Another of the funny motherfuckers I met on Livejournal. Priceless political verve and snark.

Behance.com Featured Articles
Behance is a productivity company. They're great.
Link not working.

Kung Fu Monkey
I don't know, it's another filmmaker/artist's personal blog. Not sure why I'm even doing this now. Keep it. Get rid of it. Who cares? (Get rid of it)

Doesn't seem to be a real feed.

True Films
Kevin Kelly is a great blogger and this is his blog about documentaries.

No Smoking in the Skull Cave
Movies, pop culture and more, including some nudity.
The Lazy Way to Success
Work less, have more fun. Fred Gratzon is a corporate guru with a good message for us dweebs. There's a huge movement right now in the work-less movement: Timothy Ferris's new book The 4-Hour Workweek is another one I've been looking at.

Sarah in Bolivia
Sarah got back from Bolivia in July, so I think I can remove this one from my feed.

Ta-da lists for mattistic asynchronotron
Another Web 2.0 service I haven't used that much.

One of the top Science and research blogs, this is curator peacay's journey through beautiful old books. There are so many amazing scans here.

Found Magazine
A magazine of found materials, they usually post everyday a note from one high-schooler to another, a curiously annotated photograph, or other odd ephemera. Here
are some great ones.
Jart in My Head
Fellow Lost Boy reminisces about growing up in the 70s and 80s.

Beyond the Beyond
The blog of Bruce Sterling, cyberpunk pioneer and futurist.

New World Notes
The banner site of James Wagner Au, probably the foremost Second Life journalist. There's some really great stuff happening on this front.

Second Tense
Another blog devoted to the future of Second Life and the Metaverse.

A publishing empire, Utne focuses on journalistic storytelling.
Lyle Hopwood's bio lists her interests as
She's also listed herself as a fellow biotech sector employee (presumably she's not faking it).

I think this blog is dedicated to socialist politics or theory. I'm not sure why it's on my roll though.

Benjamin Rosenbaum
Ben wrote two of my favorite stories this year, both online and both approved for use by scientists. "Start the Clock" is set in a future where a disease froze the development of every child on Earth, resulting in a Lost Boys society where your unchanging age basically determines your species. "The House Beyond your Sky" is a post-Singularity story where a lonely man in a house in the featureless void of space is visited by a strange child. They're both mind-bending and crazy good. His blog is more prosaic, though.

Strange Horizons Podcast
Another feed for Strange Horizons, supposeduly for the podcast, but I'm not sure how well it works.

Strange Horizons
a third feed for SH.
Strange Horizons, a weekly speculative fiction magazine
Some great stories are published here. I don't have time to read them.

craigslist | tv/film/video/radio jobs in new york city
Just what it says: constantly updated film and video jobs on NYC craigslist.

collision detection
The blog of Clive Thompson, games columnist for Wired.

The New Gamer
The articles on the New Gamer are a far cry from those in Game Informer. One of the sources of New Games Journalism, which is supposedly less about a particular game, much more about the individual experiences one has when playing the game. (See "Bow, Nigger.")

According to his bio, Jim Rossignol writes about videogames, fiction and science. This blog is infrequently updated but he is also writing at http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/