RESOURCE Cyan's Weebsources (Resources for Anime-Style Things + General Resources)

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Cyan

Kawaii is Hell
Roleplay Invitations
Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
Posting Speed
One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week
My Usual Online Time
Weekdays at 2:20+ PM PST/PDT, until around 8 PM, and Weekends at around 10 AM to 8 PM
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Fairly passive, but I've been getting better at being aggressive (I'll probably ask a ton of questions, though).
Favorite Genres
Modern Fantasy, Fantasy, (Some) Sci-Fi, Anime, Supernatural
Genre You DON'T Like
Animal, Furry, Fandom, Historical, Realistic, Super Angsty Drama, Dystopia, Hard Sci-Fi, Grimdark
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I'm copy/pasting this from a thread I made on another forum back in 2016; let me know me if there's any errors.


About


This is a very simple list of resources and stuff I've gathered over time, and decided to slap together for your benefit.


I'm mainly focusing on things that usually apply to those who roleplay in settings more detached from realism, as well as roleplays set in Japan or fictional places based on Japan.


In addition, I have other general resources, such as image editing tools + tutorials, Unicode character lists, generators, music (for ✧i n s p i r a t i o n✧ [and shameless promotion of my musical taste]), and maybe some other stuff. I don't know.


This is very bare bones, and I'm not going to be very fancy.


Actual Content


Anime-Related Resources


Character Image Resources


Are you tired of scrolling through pinterest, tumblr, and other places, trying to find a good image or character claim? Tire no more, I have just the sources for you.


Please read information to the right, just in case.


Image Databases - Find Images, Usually by Tags or Such

Safebooru - Contains mostly "Safe" images, though some more "mature" ones can slip through the cracks, and images can be somewhat inappropriate. Simply put, this site is pretty much one of the ultimate resources for anime images, though mostly contains art by Eastern artists, usually specifically Japanese artists. Uses tags to search, with spaces used to separate tags, and underscores used to represent spaces within tags; you can filter out tags by adding a minus (-) in front of them; uses * as a wildcard. Most images are tagged by things that appear in the image, such as green_hair, animal_ears, specific artists/characters/copyrights (including "original" for works that aren't fanart; note that Japanese name order is used for Japanese names, copyrights generally use the romaji of Japanese titles, and some tags contain punctuation), number of characters (solo for images with only one character; multiple_girls, and 1girl to 6+girls for female characters [replace "girl" with "boy" for males {note that characters are generally tagged by sex, not gender}]). A link to the full list of tags can be found when browsing, on a navigation bar below the site logo. Other useful tags: tagme, no_humans, copyright_request (for images with unknown copyrights; you can replace copyright with character or artist for unknown characters or artists), female, male, androgynous (applies to both androgynous characters, and androgynous-looking characters), otoko_no_ko (feminine/androgynous-looking males, usually wearing feminine clothing), reverse_trap (masculine/androgynous-looking females), crossdressing, eyes_closed, blood, guro (gore), yuri (FxF), yaoi (MxM). You can also filter images featuring female characters for breast size, with breasts for general, small_breasts for small ones, with the same applying to large and other sizes. For your eye and mental safety, you may want to filter out "huge" and "gigantic", because holy crap.





Zerochan - Similar, but more popular, and contains more art by Western artists. You can use spaces in the tags, and the search will suggest things. You can search with multiple tags, but make sure that you spell them correctly. Has a different tagging system than safebooru, and you can look through the Meta Tags to find tags you might want to use. Notable in that you can't embed full-sized images offsite. Note: Safer than Safebooru, as all "Ecchi" images are hidden unless you sign in (and aren't really that bad, anyway). This can be inconvenient, as taggers sometimes tag anything that shows even a hint of cleavage with "Ecchi", as well as guys with open shirts. Does not apply to all, but it'd be easier to just get an account.

Character Databases - Find Characters According to Appearance


Anime Characters Database (Search) - A pretty good site for finding characters from anime, manga, and other media. You can search by official or visual traits, including age. Notice: Recently, they've began including characters from western media, and there is no way to filter them out, to my knowledge.


Visual Novel Database - Browse Characters (Trait Index) - A good site for finding characters from visual novels. Does not have image previews, so you have to click to see what the character looks like. Good for finding exact colors, specific body types, and characters that wear certain types of clothing. Note: Images are (mostly) safe (to my knowledge), but text (specifically the Trait index and search filter) is not.

Series/Game Databases


For finding series or games, in case you need inspiration or something.

MyAnimeList - A database of anime and manga. You can search by genre and content rating, but you can only search one rating at a time, and can only include or exclude all genres selected. Site also indexes hentai (pornographic anime and manga), but images are censored.


Baka-Updates Manga (Genre Search) - Manga database, also contains doujinshi, artbooks, manhua, manhwa, and novels. You can use categories/tags to further find stuff. Search by genre, with options to only search series that are either licensed or unlicensed, as well as manga that have no releases or at least one release. You need to click the links to see the cover images (you have to be logged in to view hentai-related images as well). Only downside is that you can't exclude one-shots and only show manga with at least one release at the same time.


Visual Novel Database - Find visual novels, with lots of filters. You need to click the links to see the images. Contains NSFW images, but they are hidden behind a filter. Tags can also be NSFW.

Informational Stuff About Japan (WIP)


Wikipedia - Index of Japan-related articles


Other Sites - Tokyo International Communication Committee


If any of my links break site rules, please inform me, as I did not intend to do so.
 

Cyan

Kawaii is Hell
Roleplay Invitations
Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
Posting Speed
One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week
My Usual Online Time
Weekdays at 2:20+ PM PST/PDT, until around 8 PM, and Weekends at around 10 AM to 8 PM
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Fairly passive, but I've been getting better at being aggressive (I'll probably ask a ton of questions, though).
Favorite Genres
Modern Fantasy, Fantasy, (Some) Sci-Fi, Anime, Supernatural
Genre You DON'T Like
Animal, Furry, Fandom, Historical, Realistic, Super Angsty Drama, Dystopia, Hard Sci-Fi, Grimdark
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Japanese Language Resources
Please note that these are not 100% reliable, and some things might be downright inaccurate. Your alternative is Google Translate, or tracking down an English/[Native Language]-Japanese dictionary.

RomajiDesu - Free online Japanese dictionary and translator. Search for words by kanji, kana, romaji, or English. Contains a useful Kanji search (on the Kanji Dictionary page, below the search bar, click "Show options" to search by JLPT Level, Number of Strokes, Radical, and Kanji Components). Also has a useful translator and a romaji-to-kana converter.

Jisho - Similar to the above, but is nicer-looking and you can search by voice or handwriting.


General Resources

Names

Behind the Name - Etymology and history of names (often has meanings, too). Also has a "random renamer" and a surname site, both of which can be found under "Tools" on the top.

20,000+ Names - Lots of names, with meanings. Often includes etymology for those that it applies to.


Height

foot, inch to centimeter; centimeters to foot, inch - Easy-to-use calculator for converting measurements, and is the best for converting centimeters or inches to feet.

Comparing Heights (here's the xhtml version for up to 6 figures) - Exactly what it says on the tin.


Writing

TV Tropes - A very addictive site that catalogues concepts that often show up in fiction, along with cataloguing various media (contains just about every kind of media) and listing the "tropes" that show up in them. Tropes are indexed by various things. Indexes are also indexed. May ruin or enhance your life.

Springhole - Writing tips and roleplaying advice. Also has some generators.


Inspiration Stuff

Generators

Seventh Sanctum - Lots of generators. Also links to other sites that have generators.


Music

I promised this in the first post, so here it is.


Playmoss - An alternative to 8tracks, good for finding music by various tags, artists, or songs. Relies on YouTube, for the most part.

Soundcloud - Lots of music. Also contains podcasts and other audio. Like Youtube, but there's only audio (and track images), and you can always see what users share or like, or who they follow. Good for finding music that's not found on YouTube.

Musixmatch - Lyrics. Lots of 'em. (Personally haven't used this site, but it looks pretty good)

AZLyrics - Lots of lyrics.

JpopAsia - Asian music and media news and resource. Has quite a few lyrics, too.

Anime Lyrics - Anime, J-Pop (and J-Rock), Game, and Doujin (contains Vocaloid and UTAU) lyrics. Sometimes contains an English translation, which are marked by an icon of a Japanese and an American flag. Translations not to be trusted.

Vocaloid Lyrics - This thread is weebsources. See UTAU Lyrics wiki, too.

Vocaloid Database - Database of Vocaloid music and stuff.


(I don't actually know many artists. These are just ones I find good for inspiration.)(Genres/musical styles are taken from wikipedia, or are my attempts to describe them. Usually the latter, because I'm lazy.)

(Unsorted.)

The Birthday Massacre - New wave revival, electronic rock, gothic rock, and dark wave. Female vocalist, also has instrumentals. Lyrics are dark and melancholic, and often have a fairly whimsical feel.

Celldweller - Electronic rock, industrial rock. Male vocalist, though some songs contain female guest vocalists; also has instrumentals. A notable amount of it is science fiction-flavored rock; most songs are fairly "hard" in sound, but some are a bit "softer" than others. Totally epic/badass.
Klayton's other projects are also worth looking into.

Blue Stahli - Electronic rock, industrial rock, lots of other styles. Blends a lot of genres, really. Male vocalist, "[sings] like a lady" in some songs, some songs contain female guest vocals; also has a bunch of instrumentals. Has some songs that I can only describe as the aural equivalent of a mix of "film noir" and "cyberpunk" (accuracy may vary). Very cool.

Daft Punk - Enough said.

Big Data - Electronic, alternative dance. Self-described as a "paranoid electronic music project".

Machinae Supremacy - Power metal, heavy metal, alternative rock, chiptune. Self-described as making "video game metal and soundtrack music".

Masa Design Works - A producer who uses Vocaloid in his songs. Has at least 3 "series" of songs, "The Story of the Kitsune and the Demon" (mistakenly called "Onibi" in Western fandom), "Maha's Story", and "The Sisters' Story"; links to more info on these works can be found on the Vocaloid wiki entry for Masa. His music often has heavy electronic beats, and aspects of rock music, as well as traditional Japanese influence in a number of songs; his more recent music has been heavier on the beats and electronic sound. The majority of his music and videos feature sexually explicit themes and suggestive illustrations, and many of the songs in his three aforementioned series have disturbing/potentially triggering themes such as cannibalism and abuse; a notable exception is "グレイトビズショウタイム" ("Great Biz Showtime"), which appears to be the usual, but is actually about following one's dreams . A good find for those who do -star roleplays. Major warnings: Sexual violence, and a lot of other shit ("The Story of the Kitsune" series.)
Kikuo - Another Vocaloid producer, notable for his melancholic and disturbing songs, which are at least sometimes accompanied by catchy music. Very dark lyrics, fantastically screwed up; a somewhat strong stomach is advised for some songs. Major warnings: Child abuse in at least two songs, one of which includes sexual abuse ("I'm Sorry, I'm Sorry").
Maretu - In the same vein as the above two, Maretu produces dark music with catchy beats, and synthesized vocals courtesy of Vocaloid. Maretu's songs are cynical in nature, and perfect for digging into dark mindsets. Major warnings: Themes of sexual abuse in a number of songs, including one from the POV of a violent sexual predator ("Suji").

Ken Ashcorp - Internet musician who writes songs about things he likes (which includes anime, video games, cartoons, and his fursona.) Good, geeky music that isn't "cringey".

JubyPhonic - Youtuber who covers a lot of Japanese songs. Good way to find music.

Lizz Robinett - Similar to the above, but has a much softer voice.


  • Just search for "Nightcore" on YouTube. Most of it is just sped-up music, but searching the original artists is a good way to find a variety of music. Also, if you can manage to find the actual songs by the group that inspired all these "nightcore" versions, then congratulations.
  • Anime and video game background music can be nice to listen to while writing. Musical artists who have had their songs featured in anime, or have written songs fro anime include: ClariS, Kalafina, Garnidelia, Nano, Bradio, ONE OK ROCK, and MAXIMUM THE HORMONE. (Not to mention a number of seiyuu also sing.)
  • Watch AMVs of anime you like, and hope you don't hate the song used.
 
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