A digital frontier...
Welcome to the Grid, the Blue Castle's cyber-network of offramps from the Information Superhighway. Here you will find all sorts of websites on all sorts of topics!
- Kaiju & Toku Links
- Old Gaming Resources, compiled while I was reading a lot about old Dungeons & Dragons and the Old School Renaissance.
- Literature Links, databases of public domain literature, pulp magazine archives, and character databases.
- Middle-earth Resources, anything interesting related to Tolkien's works including setting reference, Elvish language resources, scholarship, gaming, fanfiction, and retro fansites that are still standing.
- Old Web Links: a motley assortment of web design resources, old web revivalist sites, and authentic vintage webpages.
"That's You All Over"
Here's where else you can find me around the web.
- The Ruinous Reliquary, my blog that's mostly about monsters that I usually only update in October
- Bandcamp where i put my music, which is not exactly "good" but i do like it
- Letterboxd for the movies
- Literal.club for the books
Here are some podcasts I've enjoyed over the years.
- Chronicles of Oz: an audio drama retelling L. Frank Baum's classic Oz novels, a more updated and "mature" retelling that actually manages to maintain the charm and whimsy of the originals at the same time.
- Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend: Conan O'Brien talking to celebrities and bickering with his staff.
- Disability: A New History: a documentary series about the history of disabled people in Britain, with an emphasis on primary sources and first-hand accounts.
- The Empty Bowl: Justin McElroy and Dan Goubert discuss the lastest news in cereal, and that's it.
- Hidden Mickeys: Journalist Carrie Poppy and actress Natalie Palamides talk shit about weird Disney ephemera.
- The Kaijusaurus Podcast: Lifelong kaiju fan Steven Sloss and newbie Roz Menzies review Godzilla movies.
- Monster Crazy: Cameron Fetter and Kai Peterson discuss monsters.
- MonsterTalk: Skeptical investigators Blake Smith and Dr. Karen Stollznow talk about monsters, hauntings, aliens, pseudohistory, and all that sort of stuff.
- My Dad Wrote a Porno: Jamie Morton reads his father's erotic novel to his friends James and Alice.
- Myths and Legends: Tales from around the world, retold by Jason Weiser.
- Oh No Ross and Carrie: Ross Blocher and Carrie Poppy investigate paranormal claims, new religious movements, and pseudoscience.
- Podcast About List: Caleb Pitts, Cameron Fetter, and Patrick Doran (usually) read and riff on user-generated lists from various websites.
- Sleep With Me: Dearest Scooter rambles quietly about nothing much to help bore you to sleep.
Here are some Youtube channels I enjoy
- Andy King: Humourous commentary videos
- ashens: Stuart Ashen reviews strange, cheap, and/or knockoff products on his couch.
- BRIAN ENGH PALEOART: Videos and documentaries by award-winning palaeoartist Brian Engh.
- Gabi Belle: Humourous commentary videos
- I did a thing: Australian guy builds bizarre and dangeorus inventions and undertakes unusual projects.
- Kiana Docherty: Health and wellness commentary videos
- Kruggsmash: A Let's Player who primarily plays the complex fantasy world sim Dwarf Fortress, resulting in some great emergent storytelling.
- Lindsay Ellis: No longer updated, pop culture commentary videos by Channel Awesome alumn and author Lindsay Ellis.
- Ordinary Sausage: Guy makes sausages out of weird foods, among other culinary experiments.
- Patience Xina: Political and social commentary videos.
- Rap Critic: One of the few Channel Awesome alumni I still follow semi-regularly, Rap Critic, as the name implies, reviews rap music.
- Todd in the Shadows: Another Channel Awesome alumnus, Todd in the Shadows reviews pop music. His videos are pretty much my only means of keeping up with what's popular.
- The Tommy Edison Experience: Film critic Tommy Edison discusses life as a blind man.
- TREY the Explainer: Videos on wide-ranging topics from world history and palaeontology to cryptozoology, ufology, and speculative biology.
- videogamedunkey: Humourous video game content
- xRavenRose17x: Maybe the first Youtube channel I ever watched, this long-dormant channel consists mostly of Teen Titans and Naruto music videos. Unfortunately a lot of them have had their sound muted for copyright claims.
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