October 6, 2011 7:05 PM   Subscribe

I'm heartbroken, and need some distraction. Ridiculously involved, dorky stories stories and youtube junk preferred.

The last few things to keep my interest were My Immortal, and the Ben creepypasta series of videos. I've watched almost every available Judge Judy episode I could find. Fun new stories to get lost in would be great. Thanks, metafilter
posted by soft and hardcore taters to Media & Arts (20 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
A friend sent me this list a few months ago when I was going through some really shitty stuff. The commentary was obviously for me, but maybe you'll appreciate that more than me trying to describe these things to you?

I hope you feel better soon.

pbfcomics.com awesome and funny and never updates
www.smbc-comics.com awesome and funny and updates every day except sunday and there are movies and cartoons and other things
http://www.explosm.net/comics/ cyanide and happiness: very dark and sometimes disgusting humor. you'll probably like. updates very frequently.
http://www.menagea3.net/ - this is a linear story, so you have to go back to the beginning (worth it). the art is great and the humor is quite good too. A bit NSFW sometimes, but never porn-y. Always comedic. updates 3 times a week.
http://www.jesusandmo.net/ making fun of religion. updates once a week, most of the time.
http://www.oglaf.com/ funniest sex comedy ever drawn. _Quite_ NSFW in about 60% of panels. Some parts are a linear story, others are independent panels. (one liners like "is there a difference between dick jokes and jokes featuring dicks?") updates on sundays.
www.hipsterhitler.com you already know, there aren't that many panels. updates barely ever.
http://www.qwantz.com/index.php awesome language/philosophy humor. Geeky and brainy. This must have thousands upon thousands of panels. updates at least 5 times a week, sometimes 7.
and you already read hyperbole and a half.
posted by bilabial at 7:13 PM on October 6, 2011 [4 favorites]


http://lparchive.org/ - Something Awful Let's Play Archive

hell Something Awful forums are open now. browse around
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 7:14 PM on October 6, 2011 [1 favorite]

Every video on YouTube labeled YouTube Poop
posted by deezil at 7:15 PM on October 6, 2011 [2 favorites]

There's hundreds of bizarre cgi movies made by one youtube user.
posted by hellojed at 7:17 PM on October 6, 2011

I think Girl Genius qualifies as ridiculously involved.
posted by egg drop at 7:22 PM on October 6, 2011

The series of Mameshiba ads on Youtube sometimes cheer me up.
posted by mlle valentine at 7:37 PM on October 6, 2011

The first thing I thought of was this really old webseries, The Money Shot (NSFW).
Then I thought of this weird little cartoon from the same era (the old episodes), Strindberg and Helium.
And also from the same era, the webcomic Sexy Losers (very NSFW).
Is saying you could watch Trapped In The Closet too obvious? ;)

I'll let you know if I can think of anything else. Big hugs, chica.
posted by flex at 7:40 PM on October 6, 2011 [2 favorites]

Jake & Amir (especially their earlier stuff) videos really make me laugh when I am feeling down.
posted by littlesq at 7:41 PM on October 6, 2011

Arg. Link didn't work...

Jake and Amir.
posted by littlesq at 7:43 PM on October 6, 2011

tales of mere existenceon youtube is a pretty high quality comic.

It seems up your alley.
posted by crawltopslow at 7:51 PM on October 6, 2011

You Awaken in Razor Hill - utterly brilliant forum CYOA game that becomes equal parts scary, stirring and moving by the end.

Order of the Stick - a much-less-crude than it seems stick figure web cartoon. Very funny from the first strip - it's up to more than 800 strips by now, and the story he's telling is threatening to turn into Pop Literature.
posted by Sebmojo at 7:53 PM on October 6, 2011

The tale of Boatmurdered is a riveting, hilariously incompetent succession story of a colony of drunken, crazy dwarfs. The transcription of a succession game of Dwarf Fortress, from the Something Awful forums.
posted by TheMidnightHobo at 8:52 PM on October 6, 2011

Following along with the other webcomic suggestions, you might like MS Paint Adventures. It's a long-running, frequently updated, and often ridiculously involved series of webcomics. The last completed story, called Problem Sleuth, starts here, and the current one (still in progress) is called Homestuck, and starts here.
posted by Fully Completely at 10:12 PM on October 6, 2011

Charlie the Unicorn. You'll either thank me or try to murder me. Most of his other stuff is good too.

if you're pretty nerdy/geeky and have way too much time, http://redlettermedia.com/plinkett/ does looong but brilliant and a little dark... movie reviews.
posted by Jacen at 2:40 AM on October 7, 2011

Oh! And I knew I was forgetting something, and it would come to me the instant I posted. Why no edit button? why?

http://www.toplessrobot.com/search.php?tag=Fan%20Fiction&blog_id=132 since you like my immortal.... Fan fiction friday! probably not work safe, but ok to read at your grandmas, as long as she A) does not read over your shoulder, or B) look up internet history. The rest of TR is fun since I'm a nerd and like nerd news. And Super Terrific Japanese Thing.
posted by Jacen at 2:44 AM on October 7, 2011

Here's a sorta classic Achewood strip, which is apparently launching new material very soon. But the archive is like comic pinball genius. Hardly ever linear, but strong backstories for most characters.
posted by obscurator at 7:47 AM on October 7, 2011

(minor note - pbfcomics.com is updating again.. not every week, but every month or two)
posted by getawaysticks at 7:55 AM on October 7, 2011

Someone suggested TvTropes, very effective at sucking you right in.
I'd add watching the videos from the Nostalgia Critic (and the rest of the team videos too).
Stumbleupon or Tumblr (all sorts of crap on there, here is a quick funny: http://disneyfaceswap.tumblr.com/ )

Cracked articles http://www.cracked.com/
Epic wins http://wins.failblog.org/
The Customer is not always right, hilarious stories http://notalwaysright.com/
Cake wrecks http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/
Little moments of WIN http://itmademyday.com/
"research that makes people laugh, then makes them think" http://improbable.com/tv/
Start Homestuck from MSPaint Adventures! (weird but terribly engrossing and growing more and more badass with time) http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6
posted by CelebrenIthil at 8:13 AM on October 7, 2011

Drunk History, perhaps.
posted by chrisulonic at 9:17 AM on October 7, 2011

Tight Pants Body Rolls. Horrifying, then hysterical. You're welcome.
posted by stellaluna at 1:01 PM on October 7, 2011

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