What a novel concept!
While Holly works hard to prevent brainrot, I am here to embrace it. Here’s how I’ve been wasting my days:
Everything2 – A great resource to answer questions you didn’t even know you had. Such as, oh, how to seal a room against a chemical or biological attack. Part wiki, part forum, part b3ta qotw (which, by the way, you should also take the time to peruse); think Wikipedia without the encyclopedic style. There’s fiction, opinion, poetry, personal anecdotes, and, yes, informative articles. Pages are organized by nodes, and at the bottom of each page is a gradient of related nodes that take you off to new and exciting places. For example, say you search for “hamster”. It takes you to a multi-authored page about the varieties of hamster and the history of the Syrian and Dwarf hamsters. So far so good. Then, when you scroll down to the bottom of the page, and the related node section will point you to everything from the highly relevant (Things to consider before you bring a hamster into your life) to the questionable (Number of Sperm Released by the Common Male Animal During Ejaculation), disturbing (Microwave Oven), and downright random (The Condom Game).
The latest 40 images posted to Live Journal – Go forth and refresh.
Kingdom of Loathing – A free turn-based sort-of MMORPG. Uhm. This is sort of hard to describe. All the images are hand drawn stick figures. Video game references abound. Instead of typical character classes like mage, dark elf, dwarf, etc., you can be a disco bandit, seal clubber, pasta mancer, turtle tamer, et cetera. You fight enemies like the Sabre-Toothed Lime, the Booze Giant, the Penguin Mafia and Ninja Snowmen in places like the Orcish Frat House and the Lair of the Naughty Sorceress. Instead of blacksmithing, you meatsmith. With meat. Like, you make meat pants, wear them, and they increase your defense. Oh, and the in-game currency is also meat. I… I can’t even describe this game. It sounds lame. It is not lame. Fuck you.