Or, simply, links. Some places I
visit often enough to recommend them to you.
English sites here. To see links to Russian sites, you'll have to
switch to Russian and go to the corresponding section.
The best band fiction archive in existence.
Yeah, I know you have to pay to see it, but come on, two dollars
a year?! Hardly worth talking about - and the site is worth
every cent of those. It has the lowest shitfic rate of all
the sites I know because it's beautifully managed. So try
The biggest fanfic archive. And the worst
moderated one. It has tons of stuff, so, even statistically,
some of it has to be good. But - also statistically - there's
way more shit in there in which you'll have to fish for the
good ones. Also, it has no RPF. Oh well, but there's almost
every fandom you've heard of there, and, if nothing else,
it's always good for a laugh.
IMHO, it's a little better than FF.Net.
Like, marginally better. Maybe because only adult stuff (starting
with R-rated fics) is allowed there, and it's not every silly
kid's cup of tea. Or maybe for some other reason. Also, it
does have RPF, and an original fiction section, and it's simply
||A sister site to FF.Net, only this
one is meant for original fiction only, and not fandom based
works. It's plagued with the same problems as its relative,
but it's probably the biggest site where unpublished writers
can publish stuff. Also, if you get the hang of it, you can
fish out some pretty decent gems from its depths.
||The biggest free encyclopedia on the Net. It's
not very accurate in some things, but it's a good place to start
||It's a very bad place to post your
stuff if you're looking for feedback. But it's a very good place
to look for quality art. It's huge and it's easy to browse,
with all the categories, the keyword search system and the new/old/popular
grad that can be applied to search as well. Painting, drawing,
photography, applied arts... in fact, they have a section for
writers and poets as well, but in my humble opinion, it's not
of any special interest. Unlike art. The only drawback of the
gallery is that it doesn't allow porn, but hey, nobody's perfect.
||No females allowed! Luckily, that doesn't go for
admission (since most of the community are women). It only goes
for submission: only drawings of male species are allowed in
this gallery. Subsequently, it has tons and tons of slashy (yaoish?..)
goodness. And it DOES allow porn! YAY! They have some browsing
issues, but the gallery is young, only a year or so old, so
they'll work it out. I believe in them. :D Oh yeah, and you
have to register to see the adult stuff, but hey, it's free.
||Because it has gay porn links. Among
all others. I have no idea whether it's clean or virus-ridden.
My antivirus never spoke up against it, but who knows, maybe
they bribed it.
||... Which is an appropriate title...
Nevermind. It doesn't have gay porn links, but it's good for
people who don't like graphically heavy sites. They have it
like I have it here: a text link and a description. Of course,
at times they lie. But who doesn't?...
|MUSICIANS & OTHER
||Ole Sludge isn't all it used to be ever since
Stevie Rachelle came clean, but it still has the most hilarious
rock and metal related shit on the net. Also, their newswire
is updated more often than some official sites, so that also
comes in handy. Yes, their humor is a Howard Stern kind of humor,
and yes, there're way too many wankers on their forums, but
you don't really have to go there, right? (Even though you have
to like their humor. Yes.)
||News. Very nice, very extensive news. Every little
mention of whoever you're interested in is going to wind up
right there, starting with press releases and ending up with
links to realtor sites where they sell their houses. That's
where I get updated on Motley Crue.
||Editorial photos. All that red carpet, casual
seeings and paparazzi stuff. Some celebrities fare on Corbis
better than others, but it's nice in that you can register there
for free and then you get big images with removed watermark.
Although I have to admit that it gets updated more and more
||Some more editorial photos, frequent updates,
large coverage, but free registration won't solve the watermark
problem. At least, unlike Wireimage, they let you see big pics
and don't have that 30 days deadline. *grumbles*
||A Wikipedia offshot concerned with gathering different
quotations from notable people. Not everyone is represented
there, but I still think it's a pretty cool page. So what that
I didn't find Nikki Sixx there? I have most of his quotes anyway.
But there's a totally posh Ozzy Osbourn page that I didn't even
have the time to read to the end. I should. One of these days.