Links to some of the things we find cool on the internet. Save the internet!
Neocities Websites We Follow:
plus brief and hopefully fair comments by Tals on why we follow them. Click on these links, each one is an adventure.
- Solar Vision of Safety in an Ascension Decision Lifetime – this is great.
- Over-Sized Stuffers: 2016 – this guy is excellent. He’s a skilled writer and sounds like a great husband and dad, and after an entertaining prelude you get to learn a lot about hexaflexagons. Basically, I just think if you spend some time on this page it will make you feel better about life.
- The Lilac Lynx – a very special corner of the web, full of furry things and inspiration. I like that everything on here seems to have been made with a lot of care.
- turd – fantastic name, great photos, I like the “dump” aspect of it.
- He Sat In An Old Recliner – it’s poetic and well-organised and full of great stuff. I like the look and the humour.
- musicapocalypse – this has a lovely spirit behind it and it’s funny seeing the early-2000s through this particular lens, it makes me feel really nostalgic for some of these bands.
- PotassiumMCR – there’s a vibe and a buzz to this site that I dig, and some people have a way of writing that I just want to hold like a little bird with its heart beating really fast.
- cubertown – this is obvs gorgeous. Just keep clicking and it will do something to you.
- funky town – this girl has got the BEST TASTE in text games and seems like an all-around cool person. I like Culture Club too! And she’s good at making up jokes about lizards.
- Mangle The Memes! – this one requires a longer, slower look, but it’s interesting. The Christian/non-left against memes. They really hate Bronies. I must say we have very different perspectives on most things, but I still appreciate that they’ve put a good deal of effort into making a case against memes, and I am for an ongoing collective conversation about the uses of the internet and how we could all be better to each other, and this seems like an example of it.
- tsu – unfinished but looks damn promising.
- Hamster Buddies – a compassionate and responsible guide to looking after hamsters. I’ve had a few hamsters in my life and I think they’re good pets.
- SUGAR: urban spirit worker – won me with this sentence: “I have always wanted to read/watch a slice of life story in a cyberpunk setting” because that is the perfect and concise description of what I’ve always wanted too!
- A:EDLIN.COM – I find this very pretty and comforting. It’s a good resource. Also it has like half a million updates? That’s cool.
- Penny's Pages – a wiki for Neocities. I support it, I think.
- chainsawEd – I like the name, like I think it means an education in chainsaw? Or that someone’s name is Chainsaw Ed which is also a cool name. Or someone got chainsawed, of course. Or Chainsa got wed. Or wed to a chainsaw. In any case, “create more, consume less” seems to me a worthy enough goal. Have a poke around beyond the front page, you will be rewarded.
- trapped – nice photos. A bittersweet blog, updated almost daily with few- to one-word posts. Overall it’s one of those minimalistic, well-designed websites that feel both mysterious and comforting.
- Elaboraet – it’s ambitious, which I like. I don’t know. It’s both serious and casual, experimental. It’s the kind of thing I would like to see more of, and that I’m aiming to engage more with online.
- Teenage Horror Factory – “The unofficial home page for the American International teenage monster movies of the 1950s (and the teen horror films from other movie studios”, everything about that sounds good to me.
- k7 – I mean, honestly? I understand very little of what is going on here, but I kind of feel like on Neocities these are my people.
- GOODMODE – I really like the two essays. Hope he’ll write more. Especially “Cause and Effect” is very Harvey Pekar-esque and touching.
- .::humanraccoon::. – I like this one a lot, every link you click just seems to lead somewhere satisfying and interesting. It’s nostalgic but not in a contrived way, more generally it just seems to include whatever the site’s designer is genuinely into, be that Friends or Joan Jett or Hannah Montana.
- Owltech Initiative – “a research group focused on everything that is obscure” I personally have my doubts about such a broad definition but I’m interested in seeing where it will lead. Eagerly following their updates.
- Districts – my opinion: Neocities doesn’t work if we’re not finding and following each other’s websites, and Districts is one way to make that happen. The other ways I know of are worse, namely webrings and Neocities’ own search mechanisms, tags, most followed, last updated, etc. So, Districts should rock on. I’ve found a lot of cool stuff on there.
- Posters, Lobbies and Stills – just what it says. A collection of vintage movie posters, lobby cards and stills. It’s not super functional yet, but I like looking at it. It’s comforting.
- jojo’s website – many good links. I particularly like the “weird wikipedia” page.
- craigeroochi – many opinions and resources, ordered alphabetically. I found the page on technocracy enlightening.
- free media alliance – yeah, lots of stuff about free culture. Holographic learning is interesting, thank you for including that.
- shelfdust – I don’t even know what to write that could do this justice. I love it.
- Team 3000 Press – some kind of listing of zines/books? Some of them available as free PDFs. Lots of comics and hipster stuff.
- UP ALL NIGHT – infomercials and safety training videos. I just find it inspiring.
- Robert ‘prino’ Prins – a record-breaking hitchhiker.
- Polyphiloprogenitivepanda – mainly lots of lists, which I dig.
- Lair of the Lizard Ghost – seems to be on its early days. A typical personal website, loosely built around the premise of a lizard ghost, I suppose? Aw, very nice.
- incessantpain – I love the colours and presentation, the tabs way of presenting things and all that.
- Three Dollar Quill – mainly updates on projects that I don’t really understand. “Beliefs” page is great.