Matthias's Links Page
Okay, I've updated my links as of 7 December 2009, unless marked otherwise they should work.
- The Transformation Story Archive: Need I say anymore? The original place to find great transformation stories.
- Shifti: This is the new home for many authors to post their transformation stories. I even have a few of my own up there.
- ANTHRO: Anthro began as the brother magazine to TSAT, but is now the main production. It specializes in furry fiction, and has been serializing my latest major Metamor Keep work.
- TSAT: TSAT is a bimonthly ezine for transformation related fiction. I've been published in this as of their April/May 2005 issue.
- The Metamor Keep Archive: Here is the archive for all things Metamor! A lot of the back stories unavailable elsewhere are here.
- The Metamor Keep Wiki: For those aspiring to write in the Metamor Keep universe, the Wiki is where we go to write down all the details about th euniverse. Plus, we often have some good discussions on the message boards! Come join us!
- Raven's Lair: Specializes in The Blind Pig stories, and Raven has also posted three of my own meager offerings in that Universe.
- Critters Writers Workshop: A place for budding SciFi/Fantasy writers to review other works and have their own works reviewed. Participation required.
- The California KitFox art archive: This guy is a very good artist whom I admire greatly for his realism and vision within the craft. He even drew a picture depicting a scene from a Metamor Keep story by Chirs Okane. His FurAffinity Page is updated more frequently.
- Dark Natasha: Dark Natasha is repsonsible for some very realistic furry art, and I admire her abilities, as well as her art. Well worth a visit.
- Caribou's Wehsite: Caribou is another arist who receives high marks for her realism. Her versatility makes this a site not to be missed!
- Heather Bruton: Although the picture sizes themselves can be a bit on the small sidde, the quality you'll find here is very high indeed.
|Administered by Lance Holloway, there are a lot of really neat AVI's showing some simple transformations. Really neat stuff!|
|Kyoht's art focusses mainly on coyote's and other canines. But the rest of her mammal species are great too, and I've often used her pics for backgrounds on my comp.|
|Goldenwolf's Gallery has some of the best werewolf and wolf related pics I've found on the net. Her art is very beautiful, part of a new style of artistic realism.|
- The Changing Workplace: Oren's comic strip about the TSA. Can you recognize all the cast? Also check out Tommy & P.J, an adorable comic about being a little kid -- it's a treasure. And then there's Oren's Monastery which features the otter expounding on Christian themes with a sense of humor.
- Church Mice: Subtitled 'God does have a sense of humor/', this comic proves it with its amusing look at a rodent pastor and how he deals with his relationship to God, and to his community.
- Inherit the Earth: Set in a world where morphs now rule and wonder over the mysteries of the vanished humans, it follows the adventures of Rif and Rhene of the Fox-tribe, who have discovered a small wolf child named Sandy, and his human puzzle box! Based on the popular furry adventure computer game of the same name.
- Gone Astray: Has a Medieval/Fantasy feel to it, but with Anthros. Placental mammals take the role of humans, while marsupials seem to be more like elves. It's an interesting twist. Plus, one of the main characters is a Rat/Mouse!
- Housepets: What if all animals walked and talked like us? How would our pets behave? Something like this perhaps!
- The Seraph Inn: Home of Inverloch: This beautiful comic is complete and reads more like a comic book than a comic strip. The main character is most definitely not a cute little forest animal!
|A more recent discovery, this comic features some clever transformations already! And the art is pretty believable too.|
|Another comic strip, this one is not furry, but is durn hilarious. Sluggy cannot be described, only experienced. For you non-Sluggites out there, the very first strip is here. Worship the comic, is it not nifty?|
|An interesting story-line with superbeasts, mobster gryphons, and heroic Vulfpachts. Definitely worth a look.|
|Tod Will's (also known as Coyotepuck) rednition of Bram Stoker's classic tale, Dracula. Of course, it is furry, the way it was meant to be!|
|Set in an England populated by hounds, mice, and a few others, Code Name: Hunter follows the adventure of a group dedicated to protecting the populace from magical creatures and wizards of a foul disposition.|
|Ah, the travails of the rodent doctor and his crazy patients! This is hilarious stuff!|
|A vaguely paintball related comic strip set in Alaska. No knowledge of paintball required to laugh!|
|An Everquest Based Comic strip. I'm not an Everquest player myself, but I find this strip quite amusing, especially the Iksar character.|
|This is the tale of two delivery kangaroos who on their last delivery of the day wind up in the nexus of an evil magical plot! Surprisingly addictive, and highly recommended!|
- Young Composers: A place for anybody who likes to write music to get a chance to post in someplace without taking up a lot of your own memory. Best viewed with Netscape.
- Classical Net: A solid general resource for lovers of classical music in any era.
- Records International: This website features a wide ranging catalogue specializing in the neglected and forgotten composers. The website is not the fanciest, but the products are not to be missed. No serious musical collector should fail to be one of their customers!
- Berkshire Record Outlet: Though they do not have a very extensive selection, what they do have they offer at very low prices. I plan on checking to see if I can get it here first before I buy elsewhere.
- Crochet Classical: If you are really having difficulty in finding the CD you need because it is a European Import, try this British Retailer, I've found it helpful, and the overseas shipping rates are not too horrendous. However, the prices are all listed in British Pounds, so have those Credit Cards ready.
|This is probably one of the most highly regarded classical labels publishing these days. Certianly worth a gander.|
|One of my favorite Classical Labels out there. If you are at all interested in Classical Music, then you must visit this page.|
|I have quite a few very high quality recordings on the Chandos Label. I plan to buy more. Go take a peek, I dare you.|
|I really like this place, they sell all sorts of CDs at really good prices(I purchased a forty dollar CD for less than twenty). They also let you pay by check. They deliver pretty quickly too, check them out! |
|Altarus is a smaller label that specializes in piano and chamber works. Many harder to find compsoers have found a home on Altarus, including Alistair Hinton and Sorabji.|
- Deranged Kitsune's Page of Chaos and Insanity: Here lies the mad ramblings of one Kitsune whom I am very happy to call a dear friend. He even writes in Metamor Keep and does so very well!
- Gornul's Lair: This is the lair of my good friend, Gornul the dragon. Check out his art gallery, very cool stuff.
- Fox Cutter's Homepage: Good friend of mine, we collaborated on a Metamor Keep story. He has some good links to Fox information and his own stories.
- Allen Kitchen: A good friend from Furry-lit who is one of the more amazing authors there. I highly recommend his work, and I suggest that you follow this link to see what I'm talking about!
- Will A. Sanborn: Will's another friend from Furry-lit. His webpage has more stories than I even realized he'd written! What a pleasant surprise for any connoisseur of furry-fiction!
|Here is where one can find the writings of J. Channing Wells and his wife Feech. Both are good writters and good friends.
- Adorable Rats: A site which advocates keeping rats as pets. And what lovable pets they are! Don't let these little darlings become snake food!
- The Rattery: A cute page that shows the development of baby rats, as well as advice on the care and feeding of such darlings.
|Despite the title, I think this is more appropriate here. She has a lot of really good informaiton on rats, and some really cute pictures! Love those rats.|
|A web page dedicated to the two coolest rats ever to escape from a government research facility. These two rats, from the movie Secret of Nimh, are explored in depth here. Okay, they're cartoon rats, but they are still cool!
- Election 2008: Presidential, Senate and House Races Updated Daily: If you need the fix on where the candidates in every US race stand, this is a good place to go. The commentator leans to the left, but I think he judges who's ahead in the races pretty impartially.
- Politics1 - American Politics, Elections, Candidates & Campaigns: This site has tons of updates on elections, polls, and what's going on in the political world. Commentator leans to the left, but the information is still good.
- Election Projection: Much like the above site. It also includes data on Governors and House races. The commentator leans to the right, but again I think judges where the races stand impartially.
- Taegan Goddard's Political Wire: Great source for political news in a quasi-blog format. Leans to the left.
- Right Wing News: As the title suggests, this is a conservative blog.
- Redstate: Another good conservative blog.
- The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler: He's conservative and not afraid to call it like he sees it in whatever language he feels appropriate.
- The American Papist: A Blog on all things of Catholic interest from a staunch Catholic who strongly supports the Church.
- Livejournal.com: The ultimate blog! Livejournal is sort of like an online communal diary between you and your friends.
- AllPolitics: One of the top political site on the web.
- Fox News: One of the Nation's top news sites.
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The main paper in the Pittsburgh region. I enjoy reading it in the morning.
- Washington Post: I grew up with this paper and I find it a usually reliable news source.
- The Roanoke Times: This was my local paper when I lived in Blacksburg. I like to read it mostly to get a perspective on Virginia's state government.
- The Cook Political Report: Charlie Cook, one of the foremost prognosticators of American Politics, has his report on the upcoming election here. I consider it a bellweather worth keeping an eye on.
- Sabato's Crystal Ball: Larry Sabato is one of the foremost U.S. political analysts. His page is regularly updated with information on upcoming races.
- Dinosaur News: Exactly what it says, a site which has all dinosaur related news! It gets three horns up from this triceratops!
- New Oxford Review: This Catholic News Site puts the Militant back in Curch Militant!
- Christian Order: Christian Order is a British international monthly devoted to the defence and propagation of the One True Faith - Catholic, Apostolic and Roman - through incisive comment on current affairs in Church and State; at home and abroad.
- The Vatican: Need I say anymore? This is the homepage for the Vatican, the centre of the Roman Catholic world, and the home of the Pope. Excellent resource for Catholics and for curious Christians (and for anybody that's curious really).
- Catechism of the Catholic Church: An excellent resource for understanding the Catholic faith. It has a search engine as well to take you to just about any topic you can think of. This is heavy reading, but powerful.
- The Catholic Encyclopedia: Rich in detail, covering pretty much everything you could ever want to know in Catholic/Christian history.
- Christian Classics Ethereal Library: This page is a treasure trove of classical writing by many preeminent Christian theologians and saints. Here you can find works by St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, G.K. Chesterton, and many others.
- Haydock's Bible Commentary: One of the best Catholic Commentaries on the Holy Scriptures.
- Thesaurus Precum Latinarum: Catholic prayers in Latin!
- The Crucifixion and the Shroud: A site which analyzes the reasons for Jesus's crucifixion, what his sufferings did to his body, and also discusses in detail the Shroud of Turin, which many claim (and this site makes a good case for) was the burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth.
- Picture of Jesus: Another site dedicated to the Shroud of Turin. I believe, how about you?
- The Real Presence Association: This site is dedicated to the Eucharist, which is truly the Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Everything you ever wanted to know about the Eucharist, including amazing miracles involving the Eucharist throughout history.
- Online Spiritual Warfare Center: This Catholic site is dedicated to educating people about spiritual warfare and the dangers of the occult. It offers resources to those plagued by ghosts, demons, poltergeists, etc... If you do not believe in such things, head on over to this place and prepare to be challenged.
- Fish Eaters: A good resource for those of us who love the Traditions of the Catholic Church. Tons of material here for any Catholic who wants to reconnect and deepen their faith.
- Et Cum Spiritu Tuo: Catholic Spiritual Growth and Reference Material. Very informative place about Catholic Theology and belief. If you want to have your mind challenged then I posit you absolutely have to examine their apologetics page. A lot of the links are out of date sadly.
- World's Longest Walk: Arthur Blessit carryied a 12 foot cross to every nation before the year 2000. Very Inspirational site.
- Furrs Fur Christ: The premier Furry Christian Community on the Web! I love this place!
- TSR, Inc.: TSR was the first real gaming company, and while now a subsidiary of Wizards of the Coast, it is still one of the best known names in the role-playing business, responsible for such immortal games like Dungeons & Dragons™.
- Palladium Books: Palladium is the gaming company responsible for such gems as Rifts® and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® & Other Strangeness. This is the absolute best place to locate information on upcoming release information and new Palladium products.
- ChessHere: If you love Chess, here's a good place to play online.
- The Official Babylon 5 Website: There is no better place to start your journey into the greatest TV show ever made than here. The Official Web Site for all Babylon 5 Fandom!
- The Guy With the Glasses: Home of the Nostalgia Critic. Hosts a very funny review program for movies and shows made when I was growing up.
- Earth and Moon Viewer: This page will show you views from various places of the Earth and Moon. It's pretty nifty!
- AltaVista Translations: This babelfish program translates between major European languages. I found it most helpful for my German Reading class from many years ago!
- Evil Overlord, Inc.: This clever humorous site is dedicated to those who aspire to be evil overlords. He also has a list of the top 100 things that he would not do if he were an evil overlord. Very funny; you owe it to yourself to check this out!
|The United States Geological Survey is where I have volunteered for two summers. A great place, and their maps are like artwork. Good scientific resource.|
|Speaking of classes, this is where I obtained my Doctoral Degree in Mathematics. I will always cherish my many years in Blacksburg. Go Hokies!!|