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_MFMGW_
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:24 am
Posts: 429
Location: A pub somewhere in Lancashire, UK
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 9:50 am 
 

When I say time vampires, I mean websites that once you read a page on there, you end up stuck there.

Here are mine

TV Tropes - Humongously nerdy, meta and informal wiki of narrative devices/cliches etc found in movies/videogames/literature/etc

Cracked - Satirical website. Lists of everything from insane shit you didn't know about politicians, openly homicidal insects, mind-bafflingly useful inventions you didn't know about, blah blah blah

Youtube - Man, fuck youtube. It was very good of all these tech savvy people to upload a billion hours of music, comedy and trailers for me to piss away every single waking moment of my life absorbing...

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LanceCriminal
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:25 am
Posts: 75
Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 9:56 am 
 

Amazon, epsecially when shopping for books. The "customers also bought..." can have you end up looking at some off the wall shit.

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_MFMGW_
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:24 am
Posts: 429
Location: A pub somewhere in Lancashire, UK
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 10:00 am 
 

First time I discovered Amazon I'd just gotten a huge paycheck from work.
Three hours on Amazon went by and then I realised "Hang on, what the fuck am I going to eat?!"

The ridiculous collection of music and movies and books made eating Weetabix and noodles for a month worth it.

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inhumanist
Metal freak

Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:09 pm
Posts: 4632
Location: 50 Forts Along the Rhine
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 10:44 am 
 

google.com
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If Summoning is the sugar of fantasy metal, is Manowar the bacon?
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MetalCuresHeadaches
Metalhead

Joined: Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:35 pm
Posts: 614
Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 11:32 am 
 

marvel.wikia.com, a Marvel Comics wiki. About 3 years ago, I Googled something about a comic I owned, and this site was the first result. I clicked there once, and never left. Even became an admin.
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In
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Nov 07, 2005 5:41 pm
Posts: 208
Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 11:56 am 
 

_MFMGW_ wrote:
TV Tropes - Humongously nerdy, meta and informal wiki of narrative devices/cliches etc found in movies/videogames/literature/etc

Don't go to TV Tropes. That site is full of pedophiles.

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aaronmb666
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2005 3:37 am
Posts: 1870
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 12:10 pm 
 

highdefdigest- mainly the reviews
bolt.cd- one of my favorite forums to read/download anything.
amazon, especially with books
probably the most obvious, facebook. I constantly find new authors/bands there.

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Zelkiiro
Pounding the world with a fish of steel

Joined: Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:30 pm
Posts: 4130
Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 12:14 pm 
 

In wrote:
_MFMGW_ wrote:
TV Tropes - Humongously nerdy, meta and informal wiki of narrative devices/cliches etc found in movies/videogames/literature/etc

Don't go to TV Tropes. That site is full of pedophiles.

Or just avoid the forums and enjoy the site itself? SHOCKING!!
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ShaolinLambKiller
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Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:10 pm
Posts: 12164
Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 1:08 pm 
 

_MFMGW_ wrote:
Cracked - Satirical website. Lists of everything from insane shit you didn't know about politicians, openly homicidal insects, mind-bafflingly useful inventions you didn't know about, blah blah blah




This, always this. I try to stay away from it for awhile and then I might spend an entire day just reading all the new content cause when I first found out about it, god it ate up so much time. I just keep clicking and going to the next and the next and the next. it was like a neverending list of shit that's amusing. But I've always kinda been like with certain websites that I really enjoyed.

I remember going on seanbaby.com long ago and reading every single bit of his website over a month while I worked as a computer tech. Also cliff yablonski hates you all which was on something awful's site.

I try to keep it contained more so I can get more shit completed. also really liked www.metalreview[s].com? before it became lastrites. I hate what it is now the layout is shit and the reviews aren't all that often anymore.
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Yahko
Metal newbie

Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2005 4:27 pm
Posts: 241
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 1:10 pm 
 

Wikipedia - I would read shit about the anatomy of some wired animal that was extinct since the 1900's while I have to study for a test.
9gag - get your rage comics on for an hour
Imgur - get your emotional picture fix for another 2 hours
CNN, BBC - I must know the update on that Boston bombing, was the suspect eating falafel or shawarma before committing the act
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Ancient_Sorrow
Metalhead

Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:10 pm
Posts: 2215
Location: Scotland
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 1:52 pm 
 

I can spend a long time on the Internet Encyclopaedia of Philosophy and the Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, whiling away hours upon hours of largely misunderstanding various philosophical discourse.
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Filosofuck
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:19 am
Posts: 75
Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 2:05 pm 
 

In wrote:
_MFMGW_ wrote:
TV Tropes - Humongously nerdy, meta and informal wiki of narrative devices/cliches etc found in movies/videogames/literature/etc

Don't go to TV Tropes. That site is full of pedophiles.

TV Tropes does have a godawful userbase, but the worst thing that ever happened to it was the removal of lolis and whatnot.

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Derigin
Anthropophagus

Joined: Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:25 am
Posts: 2725
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 2:28 pm 
 

Reddit. Once you discover how subreddits work, it can be very addictive for a while.

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Empyreal
The Final Frontier

Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:58 pm
Posts: 19344
Location: Where the dead rule the night
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 2:31 pm 
 

No Hope for the Human Race; I have their Facebook and every once in a while I just spend an hour doing nothing but skimming through their hilarious pictures. I'm not much for memes, but No Hope is the best there is for hilarious pictures and what not - the "fine wine" of internet-based picture humor.
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Filosofuck
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:19 am
Posts: 75
Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 3:16 pm 
 

Derigin wrote:
Reddit. Once you discover how subreddits work, it can be very addictive for a while.

Lel epik xD xD xD

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Poisonfume
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:26 pm
Posts: 1129
Location: Greece
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 3:41 pm 
 

Derigin wrote:
Reddit. Once you discover how subreddits work, it can be very addictive for a while.


I like to deny this myself because I associate reddit with the awful aww, adviceanimals and atheism subreddits, but I do spend way too much time here too. Mostly on gaming, cyberpunk and occasionally gonewild in case I find someone I know :D

And yeah, fuck cracked. Something about lists makes you just want to keep clicking...even totally boring topics are somehow made to look interesting.
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chaos_orb
Metal newbie

Joined: Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:30 pm
Posts: 73
Location: Bavaria, Germany
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 5:37 pm 
 

Every time i read reviews for a particular band/album on Metal Archives i go from review to review and from album to album, often spending many hours just reading...

Also, i am sure discogs and ebay have been created by satan... Whenever i sit here late at night after a lot of beer and browse through ebay or discogs, i usually buy tons of rare and overpriced stuff. Waking up the next mornig and realizing i had just spent several hundred Euros the night before for CDs and Vinyls, although already beeing completely broken, just sucks and makes me think about stoping to use the internet... (of course i can't stop drinking beer!)

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TheExodusAttack
Metalhead

Joined: Sun May 10, 2009 4:16 am
Posts: 1756
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 6:25 pm 
 

Tumblr was my personal time vampire for the longest time. Met lots of chill, like-minded people there and it is a great resource for music and whatever contemporary internet trends/jokes you're interested in, but I found myself on it way too much. Finally gave my password to a friend for her to change a few days ago and I won't be on it for a while.
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Varth wrote:
I am getting pissed thinking about all the dumbass fake punk my sister made me listen to

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Metantoine
The XVI, dominar to over 258714 subjects

Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:00 pm
Posts: 8966
Location: Québec
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 6:29 pm 
 

http://www.metal-archives.com

:oh shit:

I've been spending a lot of time on Imgur too, I <3 procrastination.
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inhumanist
Metal freak

Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:09 pm
Posts: 4632
Location: 50 Forts Along the Rhine
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 6:44 pm 
 

Imgur is a guilty pleasure. Loads of preachy posts, celebrity worship, cuteness, sentimental bullshit etc. to corrode the brain, but a lot of really entertaining stuff too.
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If Summoning is the sugar of fantasy metal, is Manowar the bacon?
CorpseFister wrote:
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MutantClannfear
Metalhead

Joined: Thu May 27, 2010 12:12 am
Posts: 2366
Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 6:50 pm 
 

Filosofuck wrote:
Derigin wrote:
Reddit. Once you discover how subreddits work, it can be very addictive for a while.

Lel epik xD xD xD

Pictured here: someone who gets all their information about Reddit from 4chan.

It's not a le maymay site. It's a content aggregate with sections devoted to local city affairs, hobbies, self-help, and just about any other topic of discussion under the sun, which of course includes les maymays in designated places. Don't be ignorant.

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Oxenkiller
Metalhead

Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:42 am
Posts: 1319
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 8:12 pm 
 

well I gotta say Youtube. I spend a LOT of time checking out bands, both old and new (to me) on there. It's all good though; I don't feel like I'm wasting time if I discover a great band, AND I can do more meaningful stuff- like answer e-mail, pay bills, and so on, while I listen!

I WOULD say Facebook, but luckily I have not yet succumbed to the temptation to create a Facebook account. On average though, I'd probably say Facebook is the worst.

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FaultyClockwork
Metal newbie

Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:33 am
Posts: 104
Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 8:34 pm 
 

tumblr is my go to if I want to waste an hour while listening to music.

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Erosion of Humanity
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:12 pm
Posts: 2465
Location: Schaumburg, Il
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 9:43 pm 
 

If I'm ever in need of a good laugh or living proof that my life could always suck more I like to kill time here http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/photos/ all it ever really takes is two or three photos and I feel better, the rest of the time is just for laughs really.
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Cthulhu_Fhtagn
Metal newbie

Joined: Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:32 pm
Posts: 354
Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 10:25 pm 
 

Metantoine wrote:
http://www.metal-archives.com

:oh shit:

I've been spending a lot of time on Imgur too, I <3 procrastination.

I agree totally. Metal Archives sucks up hooooouuuuurs. :nods: Also Yahoo Answers. :bow:
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IT'S THE SAME INVERTED AS REGULAR?! MY BRAIN IS BROKEN! TOTAL SATAN!

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The first one is silly because it's got such dainty eyelashes, yet the guy is terrified. NOT THE MASCARA, CTHULHU! ANYTHING BUT THE MASCARA!

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mcmufffins
Metal newbie

Joined: Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:30 am
Posts: 217
Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 10:32 pm 
 

Reddit. Dear god. I've lost my sanity and social life because of that site. And I can't stay the hell away...


My username is bring_out_your_dead in case anyone sees me in /r/metal.
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the_raytownian
Metalhead

Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:09 am
Posts: 2318
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 11:12 pm 
 

last.fm for me, gues.
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Celtic Frosted Flakes
Metal newbie

Joined: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:49 am
Posts: 394
Location: Svea Rike
PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 9:18 am 
 

http://www.zergnet.com/
Also Vsauce, Veritasium, etc etc on youtube.
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Subrick
Metal freak

Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:27 pm
Posts: 5855
Location: United States
PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 10:14 am 
 

Cthulhu_Fhtagn wrote:
Also Yahoo Answers. :bow:


http://memebase.cheezburger.com/artoftr ... swer-fails

Prepare to waste entire nights there.

Also, Public Shaming.

http://publicshaming.tumblr.com/
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MetalCuresHeadaches
Metalhead

Joined: Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:35 pm
Posts: 614
Location: United States
PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 1:24 pm 
 

Subrick wrote:


Oh, fuck you and your parents. I'd never heard of this site before reading your post, and I've now spent the last two hours laughing my ass off instead of doing the yard work I had planned today.
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Thexhumed
Metalhead

Joined: Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:26 pm
Posts: 499
Location: Chile
PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 1:26 pm 
 

I used to visit 9gag a lot but got really tired of the extremely repetitive and annoying Nutella-Colorful cakes-Oreo "jokes", as well as the celebration of cursing, procrastination and the "I'm cool, bitch, I don't give a fuck" attitude. I'm lost for words to express how I despise this subculture of vegan cat-worshipers, tattooed ultrapale, instagramized individuals. The epitome of superficiality.

Used to visit oddee.com a lot, really fun site. These days I spent a lot of time on Twitter and notdoppler.com, cinemassacre.com, or browsing through game wikipedias.

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Metalhead

Joined: Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:55 am
Posts: 628
PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 8:55 pm 
 

http://www.metal-archives.com/

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volutetheswarth
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:37 pm
Posts: 1483
Location: Australia
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 11:36 pm 
 

I guess I could say Google, Facebook, Youtube and Metal-Archives if I was to be boring. To be somewhat interesting I find io9, Topless Robot, Film School Rejects and Den of Geek aren't too bad and have some really good articles from time to time. I don't particularly have a favourite as most websites are inconsistent or lack frequent updates. Racketboy was a big time-waster until I read everything and Batman-news was also fun until Rises came out and it lost relevance.

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HamburgerBoy
Metalhead

Joined: Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:40 am
Posts: 1545
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 12:07 am 
 

I've had a RateYourMusic account for quite a while, but I never realized the power of the charts function until recently. Being able to search for hundreds of obscure and interesting bands that aren't metal, obviously supported by equal amount of time searching YouTube and blogspots, is very addicting. I have an eternally growing wishlist of albums I want to listen to more thoroughly thanks to them.

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Morton Salt
Metal newbie

Joined: Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:25 pm
Posts: 55
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 1:28 am 
 

Snopes is a pretty good one. Mad urban legends n shit on that site yo. Definitely a good way to kill a couple of hours.

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Kveldulfr
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:01 pm
Posts: 2451
Location: Chile
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 11:45 am 
 

Subrick wrote:
Cthulhu_Fhtagn wrote:
Also Yahoo Answers. :bow:


http://memebase.cheezburger.com/artoftr ... swer-fails

Prepare to waste entire nights there.

Also, Public Shaming.

http://publicshaming.tumblr.com/


Fucking shit, I can't stop reading and laughing.

http://publicshaming.tumblr.com/day/2013/05/22

Those posts would make Ol' Varg, Pogrom and Holocausto smile.
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_MFMGW_
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:24 am
Posts: 429
Location: A pub somewhere in Lancashire, UK
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 5:47 am 
 

Oh god, snopes, thanks a lot whoever posted that, now I'm trapped!

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