Fun and Free Time Wasters Part 3

A WHOLE week of free time wasting stuff? You bet your bottom dollar!
It’s the week after finals it’s safe to say everyone’s brains are DRAINED so we are just going to keep rolling with Kyles great offerings of free and fun ways to waste time online.

The Webcomic List (Link)

This website looks the least flashy of the five, and it really isn’t much more than a few paragraphs and a couple hundred links – er – a couple thousand links For those of you out there who need me to explain what a webcomic is; it’s a regularly updated comic posted for free online. The Webcomic List provides a list every day of webcomic updates, and a comprehensive list of over 17,900 online comics. Now, a word to the uninitiated: most of those comics are, to be polite: crud (TV Tropes has the answer). And even the stuff that isn’t crud isn’t guaranteed to be entirely safe for work/school consumption, at that. However, it’s worth a shot to check out their archives – not only do they have little blurbs on each comic, including how safe for work it is but if you search long enough, who knows, you just might find a diamond in the rough.

A quick perusal of the distressingly comprehensive list at TWL will quickly clue you in to the fact that there is a webcomic for any taste. However, for those of you who are a little intimidated by plunging head-first into the slimy, cavernous depths of the webcomic community, fear not! Here’s a good list of webcomics from yours truly, to help you get into the mindset. Heck, this list will probably waste more time than you asked for.

Penny Arcade, by Tycho Brahe and Jonathan Gabriel – The best gaming-themed webcomic out there, bar none; excellent art, sharp wit, cutting commentary.

xkcd, by Randall Munroe – A self-described “webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language”. Highly intelligent and entertaining once you get past the stick-figure drawings.

Questionable Content, by J. Jacques – A watershed of the webcomic community – one of the most popular regularly updated comics on the internet, and for good reason.

Dinosaur Comics, by Ryan North – Weird, funny, minimalist comic about…well, dinosaurs. Philosophy majors in particular should be amused.

El Goonish Shive, by Dan Shive – A bizarre, awkward, surrealist action-adventure comic. Don’t let the early art deter you, either – it gets better.


Kyle White from Evanston WY, Junior at UW Major in Screenwriting


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