you arrive at the dark, rainy wetlands...the wetlands...
The ground is moist with midnight dew, trees are bristling in whispering wind. The buzz of caged led lights is amplified by reflective metal. Trains rush mere metres above your head, illuminating the swamp streets for a couple of seconds at a time. The patter of rain can be heard upon corrugated roofs. Moonlight flails helplessly, drowning amongst brighter, artificial competition. You turn, back and forth, side to side. There are signs everywhere, each one with a tantilising invitation.

...which way will you go?

Site Network
Cool Links
A Soft Murmur - An excellent site that lets you customise white noise/relaxing sounds to play in the background. I find this to be really good for concentration and when I'm feeling stressed and I love playing around with the combinations. Great for creating the tumblr atmosphere we all dream of (or maybe that's just me?)

Humans of New York - Documenting the lives of New York City's residents through photography and interviews. A personal favourite of mine that gives a lot of insight into a lot of interesting people.

Shan't we tell the vicar? - The blog/newsletter of Mara Wilson (as in Matilda, amongst other roles) - I've followed her for years on social media and I really enjoy her writing.

Introspection at SEP - The entry for 'introspection' at the Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy. Contains an introduction to the philosophy of introspection.

Smithsonian Open Access - A gem I recently discovered, the Smithsonian Museum has an open access archive where you can view/freely use some of their images!

Unsplash: Brutalism - Unsplash is a great stock photo resource, and my particular favourite category is the brutalist architecture stuff. There are some beautiful, freely useable images of great (or hideous, if that's your view) buildings.

OneZoom Tree of Life Explorer - This site lets you zoom in and out of an interactive tree of all life on earth, showing how species and classifications relate! Warning: slightly addictive.

r/InternetIsBeautiful - A subreddit of cool single-page sites!

Stripe Generator - generates stripes init

Noclip - This site generates levels from different games for you to explore them in your browser! my favourite is the wii sports resort island lol what a meme

Soft Heart Clinic - a lovely lil site that contains information on self-care, mental health themed pixel art and links to lots of cool project videos on different topics.

Evolution of the scrollbar - Play with the scrollbars time forgot

Deep Sea - Visual online representation of the different life found at different sea levels! Very relaxing and easy to get lost in.

Make everything okay - A magic button for making everything okay

Start Here - A very retro web portal.

100,000 stars - Start at the sun and zoom out to see thousands of stars and planets, as well as distances and names!

Neon Flames - Make pretty flame designs on this interactive site!!

This is sand - Play with virtual sand

Never ending chart rendering - A useful tool for visually displaying your favourite albums in a saveable chart!

Whomst Zone - This one's better if you just see it for yourself

How far away is andromeda? - Answers the question on the tin. Hint: it's far away but moving preeetty quick

cmburns - random simpsons episode generator! (good seasons only)

Cachemonet - cool trippy visuals that look awesome on screen and even better through a projector. recommended for chill parties!

Gifcities - search engine for archives of yahoo geocities, lots of vapourwave-ish gifs and 90s pixels to be found! i get some of the pixels in my content section from here

Bored Button - randomly generates cool sites for when you're bored

Neocities - a great place to make free html sites with tutorials abound, founded in the ashes of 90s favourite yahoo geocities! also my lovely host

NSTMF Gravity - a sick game that models the effect of gravity on space objects! WARNING!! - it's easy to lose hours to this relaxing site.

Glitter Graphics - lots of awful 90s goodies from the old (fun) internet!!

Edz' site - cool vapourwave artwork to check out

Almost Sweet - some nice html/css themes to check out! their coding is very simple and easy to adapt.

Marxists Internet Archive - super useful archive of historical and public domain leftist texts, great for studies and research on political topics and perspectives! this has come in really handy over the course of my degree
Link Back

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Useful Software
G.I.M.P - a neat free photoshop alternative that is heavily featured and made by the open source community! i use this to make stuff for this site as photoshop is expensive and a bit of a hassle for what i'm actually doing.

LMMS - free DAW (digital audio workstation) for making beats if you don't have any of the major softwares! not as fully featured as the likes of logic & ableton but pretty close, and good if you're used to the FL interface. works with lots of plugins too
Site Resources
Here are some links to free resources around the internet that might come in handy when making your own website!

Art/Design/Web Design Resources:

Pilssken's Artist's Toolbox - Useful list of various resources for art/design/web design work (incl. software, font repositories, free-to-use images)

Simplilearn SEO tutorial - A very long (but free!) introduction to SEO.

Simplilearn Project Management Tutorial - Another long (but also free) introduction to Project Management, could definitely come in handy for comms/design project experience.

Site Layouts:

Foollovers - HTML/CSS Layouts (Japanese Web Style)

Almost Sweet - Free layouts right here on neocities!

Cepheus - (well, I couldn't not plug my own, right?) HTML/CSS layouts you're welcome to use/edit for free!

Createblog - Mostly created in the late-2000s, this site is filled with themes!

Loveblush - Cute, customisable stylesheets!

Dorkistic - Neat free blog themes

Jubilee Themes - Excellent tumblr themes that can be made to work on websites if you know what you're doing

Celestial Star - Even more 2000s-style layouts!

HTML5 UP! - Free, professional and responsive web templates

Codes By Laighlin - More awesome tumblr themes that can be adapted!

Nycto Themes - Even MORE great tumblr themes

Egg Ramen - Nice simple CSS templates, great for learning how to position things and make certain layouts. Hugely recommend if you're getting started with neocities!

Websets by Lynn - Awesome, cute early 2000s style web layouts! Great for a dose of nostalgia x

Templaterr - HTML themes & guides for neocities!