On - Links
have a lot of links. Here's the overly large list, separated
LiveJournal communities, forums, and YahooGroups that I'm
a member of.
The kemetic and egyptian websites I find useful, interesting,
or pleasing to the eye. This is separate from paganism because
I have so many egyptian sites bookmarked.
The pagan and metaphysical websites I find useful.
Websites around the Redwall Online Community. I used to be
a very active member of the ROC; now I just visit a couple
places to keep in touch with people.
Faires: Sites related to renfaires. I'm on cast at Great
Lakes Medieval Faire, and love faires a little too much, so
I have a number of links I use.
Roleplaying games and gaming sites I enjoy or enjoyed when
I still played.
Various therianthropy and otherkin websites I find useful
The online comics that I read.
A LiveJournal community for roleplayers who need to rant
about the awful and/or aggravating RPers they've run across
or had to deal with in their roleplaying experience. The
snarkiness is wonderful. I love this community; it's hugely
busy though, so I generally just rummage through it when
I'm bored or want to rant about a bad roleplayer.
A LiveJournal community for snarking about aggravating,
moronic people, things people have done or said, etc, all
relating in some way to paganism. Always highly amusing;
people on snark communities come up with the best turns
A semi-active YahooGroup on empathy. It was helpful for
me a number of years ago when I was dealing with the concept.
I love this concept. An LJ community all about glamourbombing
- the faery version of poetic terrorism. Shake up someone's
life and get them to think about magic for a bit.
Wonderful LJ community, great idea. Members study and work
with one specific deity for one month, then post their experiences
and research on the community. Absolutely fascinating and
very educational. Once I get more settled and have more
time, I'll probably be doing this with a few deities.
This is the place that introduced me to the concept of otherkin
and therianthropy. I spend a lot of time in the Guild chat,
though I'm almost never on the forums. Not everyone there
is otherkin - in fact, a lot of people aren't - but they're
all fantasy fans, people who enjoy mythology and mythological
creatures, especially gryphons. It's a blend of furries,
otherkin, roleplayers, and other fantasy fans.
A so-so pagan forum; it's large and active at least. I just
recently joined; we'll see how it works out.
A LiveJournal community for less-than-fluffy
pagans. I wouldn't say "non-fluffy"... that's
a hard term to define, these days, and sometimes posts venture
on the fluffy side of things.
Fanfiction Board: I don't spend as much time here as
I used to either, but I learned a lot at this place, and
it's a good community, although perhaps dying out now.
A more active LJ community for therianthropes, though it's
less active nowadays and gets its share of raw overeager
newbies. Not a bad place though. There's occasionally interesting
The LJ community for the therianthropy/otherkin/etc webcomic,
And what's amusing is that this comic's weekly strips generate
more discussion (and more intelligent discussion) on therianthropy
and otherkin than most of the therianthropy LJ communities
According to their site, Akhet Hwt-Hrw is "a school
dedicated to the research, reconstruction and practice of
the Ancient Egyptian spiritual tradition." I've heard
mixed things about them; but then again, I've heard mixed
things about all the major kemetic groups.
Egyptian Virtual Temple:
Neat place. Lots of information. It's dedicated to Sekhmet,
but it has tons of info on various other aspects of kemetic
religion and egyptian life.
Egypt: the Mythology: Wonderful resource, with information
on netjeru, myths, symbols, and Egypt itself.
Seawright's Egyptology Column:
Seawright writes semi-regular articles on various topics
of egyptology. There's a lot of fascinating and useful stuff
here, ranging from deities to glyphs.
Kemetic Orthodoxy. One of the largest (if not the largest)
Kemetic Houses out there, and also the first, from what
Loy's Egyptian Hieroglyphs and Egyptology Page: Loads
of information on the egyptian language, hieroglyphs, names,
grammar, and some links to other information on Egypt. Wonderful
site; it'll tide me over until I can get my talons on Faulkner's
Dictionary of Middle Egypt.
According to their website, Per-Ankh is "a sisterhood
of temples dedicated to the practice of the Kemetic religion
(Ancient Egyptian) in the modern world."
It's commercial, yes, but it's actually a decent resource.
Check out their overview
of ancient egyptian religion.
Handy site for college pagans, and non-college pagans as
It's like Sacred Texts, with free texts from just about
any religion, only it's better organized and has very active,
very specific forums.
Kheperu: This wisdom tradition is a little bit Pagan,
a little bit New Age, and a little bit Otherkin. Great
people and great resources.
Sacred Text Archives:
I love this place. It has everything from the Book of the
Dead to the Vedas to the Bible and Torah.
A sort of "empathy 101" site and collection of
essays. This place was extraordinarily useful when I was
first coming to grips with my own empathy.
For the Rest of Us:
Wonderfully practical and sensible site. No frills and fluff.
A wiki for pagans. Useful.
Witches' Voice: WitchVox. It's basically a directory
of pagans. Very extensive.
Arch Fort: A great Redwall goodbeast RPG set in a
Long Patrol: Useful Redwall website. They host essays,
but I think their best feature is the Redwall Newsline.
Snowfur has done a great job here, making a vast encyclopedia
of the places and people within the Redwall world. And she's
kept it up over the years too, which is more than I can
say for my Compendium.
It's not so active in the Redwall department as it once
was, but it's a decent Redwall fanfiction community, and
has its place in my heart.
MUCK: Ah, the old MUCK. It's been around for ages and
refuses to die out. I've had some good times on the MUCK,
though I never got into it as deeply as a lot of people.
Nice site with free redwall.net email addresses.
The official Redwall and Brian Jacques website.
The most active, longest-running, and best-written Redwall
online magazine (e-zine). I'm not biased because I'm a some-time
reporter there, really! They have decent forums as well.
Lakes Medieval Faire: My home faire. I've been on cast
here since the '04 season. Great place, excellent street
cast, though the shopping's not as good as it could be,
and the roads could use work. But don't blame the cast for
that, because we rock. The people at GLMF are my family
One of the vendors at GLMF. Their leatherworks are to die
for. One of these days I will be able to afford
one of their incredible leather cloaks.
Trevor's picture archive site. Tons and tons of pictures
from GLMF. This place staves off my faire addiction during
Mayhem: Trevor's board for faires and Great Lakes Medieval
Faire especially, since the board at the GLMF site was closed
down for all but cast.
Renaissance Festival: They have incredible shopping.
It's a huge faire, and they've got such a variety of vendors!
The entertainment isn't bad, but the street cast is nearly
nonexistant. Go here for shopping, go to GLMF for entertainment.
Anyone just starting out in RPing should check this place
out. So should people who've been roleplaying for a while.
A LARP that I and a few friends participate in.
- NERO Empire: The Colorado chapter for NERO.
The central Ohio chapter for NERO.
This fantasy play-by-email freeform RPG will always be near
and dear to my heart. Jenn and I built the place in summer
2000. It's still going strong today, with 100+ posts per
month - and just about every one of those posts is well-written
and meaty. The original fantasy world is constantly expanding.
It's a wonderful RPG. If I had the time, I'd still be part
of it. As it is, I just keep tabs on its progress and plot,
and direct anyone wanting a good active RPG to its pages.
The website of White Wolf games, a company that makes such
tabletop games as World of Darkness (Vampire: the Masquerade,
Mage: the Ascension, Werewolf: the Apocalypse, etc) and
Exalted. I'm a bit obsessed with Mage (I have most of the
books), and I'm enjoying what Exalted I've played.
It's actually two sites. Spotted Fur, the musings of a snow
leopard named Katsune; and, well, I'm not sure what Quil's
website is called, but he's a leopard and there's lots of
good writing on his site. Both Quil and Katsune are quite
literate and have a lot of interesting stuff to say, and
they say it well.
Forums: Decent forums. They could be better, but then
again they could also be worse.
Mystery: Another of those rare otherkin sites that have
skepticism and questioning.
Reclaimed: Writings of a leopard called Keller on the
community. She hasn't updated in a while, but it's well
Padfoot-Blackshuck's writings; Padfoot is a ying-lung/maned
wolf. Always something interesting here.
A site and forums for otherkin with multiple personalities.
A friend of mine is otherkin and multiple, so I do research
on such things.
Templin's Archive of Animal Spirituality Essays: Lion
Templin's about as pragmatic and blunt as therianthropes
get. His writings are great eye-openers.
Marsh: The writings and thoughts of a coyote/marsh deer,
Liesk. Several well-thought-out essays here.
Mokele left the therianthropy community, but his writings
are still up for anyone to read, and they're well worth
it. He's skeptical and terse, but does his thinking and
The owner of this site, Reemul, died not too long ago (1970-2002),
but there's plenty to read, and most of it's in poetry form.
Tree: A jaguar's writings and ramblings. It's not being
updated anymore, but what's archived there is very much
worth reading, even the old stuff.
on LJ)'s site. Sarah's great, and her site's excellent as
well. There's extensive information on felines, there's
some good essays, and some good writings.
The thoughts, writings, and art of a french corvikitty.
Feline-corvid contherianthrope, if you want to use community
terminology. He always has great things to say and says
them with style.
Within: One of the better otherkin/therian forum
communities out there.
Into a Question:
Writings of a lioness, Kefira. It hasn't been updated in
a while, but there's a lot worth reading.
One wolf's thoughts, drawings, and pennings. Well worth
Yeah, I'm plugging my own site. It's an index of writings
on therianthropy from all over the web.
It's a vast directory of therianthropes and otherkin, complete
with demographics; it's an essay archive; and it's home
to forums populated by some of the more sane and logical
therianthropes out there. There's always interesting discussions
going on here.
Misslynx has a vast amount to say, and she says it with
style. Her site is a "celebration of the wild in all
Updates bi-weekly, I think? JACK is disturbing, graphic,
gut-wrenching, and absolutely incredible. The overreaching
story is about the Sin of Wrath / Grim Reaper, Jack, and
much of it takes place in hell. But most of the "chapters"
so to speak take place on Earth, around mortals, and it
ties in to Jack at the end when he must retrieve their souls
to judgment. It's obviously very dark - but utterly amazing.
The emotional response this forces out of the reader is
vast, and the author gets you to care deeply about the characters,
even those that only appear for a short chapter. Read this
comic, even if you don't read any others on the list.
Dice: MWF (varies). One of my favorites. It's a bit
soap-opera-y at times, and the art isn't the best,
but it's got good writing and enjoyable characters. Sci-fi
with a touch of fantasy and a heap of anime. The expanded
text below most of the strips is a nice touch.
Wings Are Mine: Variable. I adore this webcomic.
Incredible art, incredible story. It's somewhat traditional
shounen-ai. There's been times when this comic has had me
near to tears. There are lengthy archives, so you'll be
kept busy for a while. However, the artist goes on hiatus
a lot, and she's going to make future updates subscription-only
for a while until she gets back on her feet. But reading
the archives is very much worth it.
Protection Fault (GPF): It updates every day, and has
done so for years. So reading the archives takes ages.
When I first found this webcomic, I stayed up almost all
night for a couple nights catching up. It's awesome. Computer
geeks meet sci-fi and drama.
on Parade: MWF. By the same author as Devil's Panties;
this is her LARPing webcomic. Utterly hilarious, utterly
wonderful; if you LARP at NERO, SOLAR, or similar systems,
or are curious about what LARPing's like, read Geebas on
Parade. It's an accurate depiction of LARPing and great
fun. Reading this before I went to my first NERO
event prepared me for what it'd be like, and then reading
it afterwards was even funnier as I could relate.
Elsewhere: Weekly. Beautiful fantasy/psychological webcomic
about "an unhappy girl and her oddball muses trapped in
a dreamscape." Excellent art, excellent writing. Intriguing
concept and story.
of the Cats: MF. An excellent urban fantasy webcomic
about Chelsea the Chattan Witch, who can shapeshift into
a black panther.
Wednesdays. An absolutely incredible fantasy webcomic.
Good writing, gorgeous art, nice exposition, likeable characters.
Very much worth a read.
My Gods!: A pagan webcomic, featured in PagaNet News
and other similar papers. It's absolutely hilarious if you
know much about paganism and the general pagan community.
There: I just started reading this one, but then again
it just started up. There's only a few pages, but the art
is great and I love the concept. You probably won't get
it unless you're familiar with otherkin/therianthropes,
and it's probably only going to be amusing/meaningful to
otherkin, but still. Worth a read.
of Change: Sundays? A fun fantasy webcomic with a lot
of heart. It's about a winged elf/human girl who wants to
be a ranger, and her minidragon teacher, as well as a bunch
of mischievous pixies. I just started reading this one;
got through the archives, and it's a great read.
Drew This: Weekly. By the author of Ozy and Millie.
Haven't read Ozy and Millie, but I enjoy I Drew This - it's
a political strip. Lots of often humorous, sometimes wrenching,
always informative political commentary. Is it bad that
I get half my news from webcomics and friends?
Grin: Sporadic updates, because the artist moved from
Lakewood OH to somewhere westwardly. I love this
webcomic. Yeah, the art isn't the absolute best (the current
strip is the writer's stick-figures, not the artist's usual
decent art), but the writing is incredible. It's a comic
about tabletop gamers, but not the usual "let's just focus
on the game and table" gaming comic - it also stretches
outward to focus on the gamers' lives, jobs, relationships,
and homes. It's got a lot of heart.
Lumps: MWF. Read this if you love cats. Hell, read it
if you hate cats, but know what they're like - Two Lumps
portrays feline attitudes hilariously well. This comic always
brightens my day.
Panties: MWF. A semi-autobiographical webcomic of a
webcomic artist who LARPs (the LARP stuff is a separate
webcomic), goes go goth bars, works at a comic shop, and
goes to conventions. It's funny, easy to relate to, and
comes across as rather sincere. And it's sometimes surprising
too - apparently she knows some of the vendors to the medieval
faire I'm on cast at, and occasionally includes them in
her webcomic! o.o
Diem: MWF (sort of). Also rather soap-opera-esque...
but I love it. Awesome art, great writing, wonderful characters.
A bit shounen-ai, but tasteful.
Pas: MWF. A cute comic about a bunch of animals on a
farm mostly run by the animals. It's fun, lighthearted,
Cats: Mondays. A video gaming comic; it's quite amusing,
and quite disturbing at times. It parodies a lot of video
games. Good art quality.
the Kitty: The author doesn't update much anymore, and
when he does update it's sporadic. Another cat comic, not
as good as Two Lumps in my opinion but still amusing. It's