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Links that be useful.


Leave a link and a short description. Links must be useful for reviewing, writing, characters, etc. Basically anything that can connect with the concept of FFnet. Videos, articles, sites, and pretty pictures are all welcomed.

3/12/2010 #1

To start us off, here is the Mary-Sue quiz:

Is your character a Mary Sue?

3/12/2010 #2
Bitter Sea Light

A very awesome site due to the videos. For example, this is a living legend in our forum:


4/4/2010 #3
Bitter Sea Light

I am doing a writing on Carl Jung, and stumbled on this site:

That is the general knowledge about him, but when one scrolls down this link is found:

Calculate the results on there, and the check back to the first link to know your personality type according to Jung.

...This seemed useful for me. :3

EDIT: According to Jung, if the numbers you get from the test are close to each other (none on the other side of the spectrum compared to others), your real 'you' has been completely developed. If, however, the numbers all over the place, your real 'you' hasn't come out yet and it's a sign of immaturity in your personal growth.

4/5/2010 . Edited 6/15/2012 #4
Sextuple Covalent Mo2 Bond

Though I found that link... good thing I had another one :)

Not as good, but it gives a smaller synapsis of writing FF as a whole...

LK isn't stealing that one~

7/14/2010 #5

Grammar Girl is an interesting and useful site that helps with all sorts of idiosyncrasies in the English language.

What makes it kinda cool is that if you're completely lazy to boot many of the articles have a recording of someone reading the article so you don't have to read it yourself.

It's winwin~

7/21/2010 #6

This one is stuff about Writer's Block. The second one is just funny.

7/22/2010 . Edited 7/22/2010 #7

A short story website. Very cool in my opinion.

7/26/2010 #8

This website interested me. It is somewhat pokémon-centric, but this article can apply nearly anywhere.

8/28/2010 #9

Learn your history yo! :D

10/28/2010 #10

This needs to be required reading for everyone who has ever used an Internet connection. Ever.

11/11/2010 #11
Sextuple Covalent Mo2 Bond

The NaNo Young Writers Program's High-School Writing Workbook. Provides a decent outline of many things to assist with your plot and character development, and provides a multitude of worksheets to help with everything from developing non-flat characters to improving your conflict. Elementary and middle school guides are available as well, but shouldn't be needed.

11/30/2010 #12

Edit: Not really useful for writing but useful in general. That's ok right?

The Environmental Working Group is an association of different professionals aimed towards alerting the public to different health concerns.

Skin Deep is a site created by the Environmental Working Group that rates cosmetics and skin care products based on their toxicity and they also list the chemical properties of cosmetics and explain what is harmful and what is not.

2/7/2011 . Edited 2/7/2011 #13

I certainly recognize some folks in here:

2/10/2011 #14
Sextuple Covalent Mo2 Bond

Shortened to a tiny url:

A glossary of literary terms used in my English class. These are words and plot structures and the liking that, when properly known and utilized, can improve writing quality dramatically.

List compiled by students of my class and the teacher. No stealing, kthxbai. :3

2/12/2011 #15

Blambot is a font/type foundry that also has some useful articles if you like to make comics:

It also has forums.

2/17/2011 . Edited 2/17/2011 #16
This Faerie Is Not Here

Although not pertaining to writing, it was deemed useful in the Ask LU thread.

It's basically a test which determines which half of your brain is dominant, and by how much in percentage. Following the test you also receive a breakdown of your left and right brain knowledge, and which area of knowledge in both halves of your brain is dominant. It also explains all of the information you receive, if you have no idea what the percentages mean to begin with. Each explanation is very thorough, though, so I suggest not reading for each characteristic.

As far as accuracy goes, I'll have to do some extra testing, but my first result had me right down to a tee. Apparently there are people who can receive almost equal percentages between right and left brain dominance, though, since I received 51% right brain and 49% left brain.

2/20/2011 #17
Double Dee Dee

I believe this journal applies to every community (art, writing, et cera...) known to mankind. What a great read.

Just a piece taken from the journal:

"As an artist you do not know anything and everything there is to know about art, especially if you've been doing so for less than a decade or three. If you cannot take a legitimate comment about what's going on in your artwork, then you should probably reconsider being on any art or community site where there is a provided comment box for the sake of just that- commenting. I'm more than well aware that a lot of artists are under the belief that they are self-sufficient, all-knowing beings that are aware of the issues, but if the same comments keep coming up about your artwork, would it not be easier to address these issues as opposed to getting upset about it? Inversely, if you do find yourself getting upset about these things constantly, use it constructively. There's no need to stress out a community or yourself because you or those you hold dear can't accept what has been said. Use that fire to improve. Art is emotion, after all. Convey them. And if the comment is misplaced, address it with respect."

3/17/2011 #18
Ten ways to spoil dinner

If you have trouble coming up with names for characters, this can be pretty useful.

10/9/2011 #19

A website with free tutorials on all kinds of educational subjects. Mostly Maths and the natural sciences, but there's also Economics and topics on the Government of the United States.

11/23/2011 #20
N. Harmonik

This link is useful...for pestering!

They'll even talk back if you annoy them!

12/11/2011 #21

Now includes an integrated point system and various 'achievements', along with a lot more videos.

Very fun! :D

3/3/2012 #22
Lord Kelvin

Think of it as a computerised beta reader. It won't just check your grammar but also point out spots that might look/sound bad to the reader. Gold for eliminating repeated words and cliches.

Not for religious use.

4/14/2012 #23
Pure Evil Breed

A list of html codes for characters and symbols. ^_^

5/15/2012 #24
Lord Kelvin!/fictionpress

FFN's newest info links. May be useful in a while.

7/6/2012 #25
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