Ley Lines is not just a "Links of Interest"
page. It's a place to showcase other sites worthy of your
extended perusal. Sites that I like, or sites that I've found
useful, will appear on a personal links page (when I get around to putting
Kind words: Highly cerebral, deadpan funny; incredible content
for a one-man operation.
Caveats: Watch out for Oralse links
and Twonsoft plugs.
The scoop: This man has been posting daily, without fail,
since before some bloggers had even heard of the Web. A real role model.
Kind words: Relevant, deeply personal, delightful prose.
Caveats: Nothin' but journal.
The scoop: Rene writes about her experiences with a candor I wish I
could match, and doesn't get mired down in angst. A very well-realized
example of the "online journal" genre.
Remix (music archive)
Kind words: Outstanding, varied musical talent. The site's
redesign has made it much easier to navigate.
Caveats: Overclocked ReMix's growing popularity has led
to download restrictions.
The scoop: Anyone who grew up in the Nintendo era will go wild for
the fantastic MP3s available for free here. They make up 2/3 of my
"greatest hits" playlist.
(draconity, art, stories)
Kind words: Stunning artist, incisive writer.
Caveats: High-bandwidth (although less so than previously). Plays
to a very specific audience.
The scoop: The main difference between Kaijima and I seems to be my
inability to find anything to really specialize in. Drakenfluegel is
Tomorrowlands with a double RDA of Dragon.
Kind words: Abso-friggin'-lutely hilarious.
Caveats: It is, as the title suggests, disturbing. Sometimes
reads like one huge in-joke.
The scoop: Read through a few days' worth of posts at least once in
your life to get a good idea for just how clueless the average Web surfer
Kind words: Thought-provoking, multifaceted, essential dragon
Caveats: No longer updated; showing its age.
The scoop: If you hit a broken link while exploring Tomorrowlands,
chances are good the missing content is here. (It's my old site, after
Kind words: Well-drawn, funny, and highbrow: the webcomic
triple crown. Occasional gaming humor rivals even "KODT."
Caveats: Sometimes updates as erratically as I do.
The scoop: The world needs more absurd notions. Buy a
"Pythagoras' Pizza Palace" T-shirt.
Kind words: Brilliantly executed parody of the original "Final
Fantasy." The art shines despite its atmospheric pixelation.
Caveats: I haven't been able to access the site's server since
March 2002 (though nobody else seems to have this problem). Beware
of FF and gaming in-jokes.
The scoop: Urge ... to read ... rising.
Kind words: Currently, the only daily strip I follow. A fulfilling
blend of humor, drama, and philosophy.
Caveats: There is no substitute for reading through the entire
archives; the strip is almost soap-operatic in its detail by now.
The scoop: Self-referential art at its finest -- especially when
the characters aware they're cartoons and the ones who aren't aware
Kind words: Clean, sharp two-tone artwork is a treat for the eyes.
Occasionally laugh-out-loud funny.
Caveats: New strips come slowly, once a week or less.
The scoop: Did I mention that the main
character, Often, is a copy editor? *heart*