You bored, or feeling artsy but don’t have any inspiration...? *updated!*

Do you need to distract yourself? Or are you simply bored? Here are some great websites to make the time pass.

Still haven’t found something that would float your boat? 

Try these:

Maybe none of these peeked your interest. Maybe you’ve been wanting to create an o.c, but never really knew how to start, or you just enjoy making O.C’s.

Hell, maybe you have a Gemsona/Transformers/Southpark character that you want to create, but don’t have the energy to draw!

This  part of this list is specifically for OCs and Oc building. It can also apply to developing RP characters~

Gemsona stuffs;

Credit to For the majority of links here!

 I added a couple of links-((In the appearance, details, and the whole of item names section!)), and the Gemsona area-((above)), as well as the couple of Transformers and Southpark character builder links below..Basically everything I made bold, because I am complete fandom trash…

..Seriously, Go check her wonderful blog out~!!!

How to Write Better OCs:

Character Development:

Need an Appearance idea?


Mary Sue/Gary Stu;







Need Item names?;

What about Transformers Characters?;

WAIT!…if none of that worked, then maybe you want to make a southpark style character?

Other stuffs!

Other Other stuffs!



Want to learn Sign Language?

So I formally took American Sign Language for 2 years because I am in High School and I feel it would be useful to share some Websites, Apps, Videos and other things for people who are interested in learning Sign Language or already know a little bit and are just looking for some links! I did not find these on my own, this is a list a teacher gave me. Hope this can be useful to people and please share so more people are aware of this post in case they are interested in learning! Thank you!





- (Fingerspelling Practice) 

- (Numbers Practice)




- (ASL Literature)










-i Deaf News


-Deaf Can

-Deaf rock


-Sign Language PCS (Free)

-ASL Dictionary from NTID  ($1.99)

-Marlee Matlin Signs (Purple - Free version is limited)

-Signing Savvy (Free Dictionary)

-ASL Dictionary - Over 5,000 Signs ($6.99)


-Kelly Greer (ASL Song Interpretation)

-Tiffany Hill (Hearing, Interpreter, ASL Song Interpretation)

-Amber Galloway Gallego (ASL Song Interpretation)


-ASL Nook

-Rob Nielson

-Dpan Videos

-Sean Forbes (Deaf, Co-founder of D-Pan, ASL song interpretation)

-Keith Wann (CODA, Comedian, ASL Stories)

-ASLSLAM (Short stories, Discussions, Vocabulary)

-Coda Brothers (Stories)

-Bill Vicars (Lifeprint Lessons)

-Erik Witteborg (CODA, ASL song interpretation and chats in ASL about Deaf-related topics)

Hi guys! Today I’m going to share with you some of the apps and websites I have come across/use myself. I divided them into categories!

All apps are free unless stated otherwise. I’ve never paid for an app in my life!!
Anything marked with a * is a favorite of mine.


  • Plan: amazing calendar app; syncs with Google Calendar; easy to use (iOS app; website); will probably make a whole post about this app
  • My Study Life: calendar app that helps with organizing your time (iOS; Android; website)
  • Wunderlist: list making; you can share tasks, etc; access literally from any device, even Kindle
  • Sunrise Calendar (iOS; Android; Macwebsite)
  • Google Calendar

Productivity/Avoiding Procrastination:

Chrome extensions:

Some of these are mentioned in other categories

Language learning:

⇢ Multiple languages

  • * Duolingo: most major languages (iOS; Android; Windows Phone;website)
  • TinyCards: flashcards by Duolingo (iOS)
  • Duolingo test center: for English Language Certification; you can actually pay for a certificate; reviews say it’s very difficult (iOS)
  • * Memrise: most major languages; teaches programming languages (iOS; Android; website)
  • Conjuguemos: a few (mostly Romance) languages; teaches Latin verbs
  • Lingoda (paid): English, German, French, Spanish
  • L-Ceps: tons of different major languages; teaches Hindi, Malay, Burmese, Tagalog and Thai
  • Hello Talk: over 100 languages; learn with native speakers, and teach them your own language (iOS & Android)
  • Multilingual Books: a lot of resources for learning American Native Languages
  • iTalki (paid): literally any language you can think of; I’ll probably apply to be a teacher there soon
  • Radio Guide: listen to radio stations from tons of different countries
  • Babbel (paid): 14 major languages
  • Forvo: a pronunciation dictionary for TOOOONS of languages

⇢ Specific languages (alphabetical order)












⇢ Sign languages

American Sign Language:

British Sign Language

French Sign Language

German Sign Language

Spanish Sign Language

Portuguese Sign Language

Note taking:


  • Quizlet: create/use other people’s flashcards (iOS; 
  • * Khan Academy: various subjects; basically a team of amazing teachers (iOS; Android; Windows 8/10website)
  • Crash Course: another team of amazing teachers; partners with Khan Academy; it’s a Youtube channel; see their playlists for different subjects
  • Shmoop (paid): courses, test preparation and learning guides
  • Brightstorm (paid): similar to Shmoop

Background noise:


Stationery shopping:

  • Mochi Things
  • Jetpens
  • * AliExpress: ships from China; super cheap stuff, I mostly buy washi tape and stickers but they have everything there; make sure to filter your search by selecting free shipping and price low to high (they have the same exact products for completely different prices, depending on the seller)

Alright guys, that’s all the apps, websites and tools I have to share with you. I hope you find this useful!

Let me know if you have any requests for posts. Check out my previous masterposts:

masterpost for artists

Hey darlings! Here are some links for you

Costumes/ Clothing Ref from every period


Movie screencaps

3D Reference Human Skull and 3D anything really

Human and Animal Skeletons

Great Art Tips and Reference

Skin Tones

Anatomy and 3D Poses

Bodies in Motion and Dynamic Poses

Free 3D Software

Figure and Gesture Drawing with optional class dynamic


More Fonts

Anatomy (great for sculptors)

Colour Blender

More Colour and Colour Codes

Free Background Textures

Colour Palette Generator

Photoshop Tutorials for everything

That’s all for now! Follow my reference blog ,everything is properly tagged and it’s pretty easy to find stuff :)

Next is a masterpost for writers~!


Helpful Websites

Purdue Owl

    1. Everything you need for writing.  MLA and APA format, subject specific writing tips, and english as a second language writing tips.  I go to this website every time I have to write a research paper.

Intelligence Squared Debates

    1. This website has the best sources for current events.  Just look up any topic and you will find superb articles and essays concerning it.  For both sides of the issue.  Also if you are a debate kid, the videos are great to watch.

 College Confidential

    1. You may’ve heard about this one.  CC has a reputation for being a little stuck up, but I’ve never once not been helped there.  Not only does CC have information on college apps, but advice on what classes to attend, AP, SAT, and ACT exam resources, and high school application advice.  


    1. My favorite website for all things lists.  Checkli allows you to make as many checklists as you would like for free.  If you’re a left brainer like me and lists make you feel the way a fresh batch of cookies makes other people feel, you will fall in love with Checkli. 

Web 2.0 Scientific Calculator

    1. For all of your calculator needs.  This is a free online scientific calculator that is convenient and easy to use.  The website it’s on also has clear, concise explanations of how to use a scientific calculator for algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and finance.

Free ebooks - Project Gutenberg

    1. This is exactly what it sounds like.  A free online library.  Not only is this great for keeping up with class reading, GP is my No.1 go-to site for research papers.  Just search whatever subject/ topic you need (no matter how specific) and use whatever books you’d like to.  I have never been disappointed.

Pro-tip: Citing books instead of online articles will make it seem as though you went beyond just googling the subject, and took the time to do comprehensive research.  Also, it is unlikely that your classmates will have cited the same sources as you.  Your teacher(s) will be impressed, I promise.

For Dummies How-To Help and Videos

    1. If you’ve ever read a ‘For Dummies’ book, you know how helpful they are.  If you don’t want to pay for one, you can find a lot of their explanations online, for free.  Everything from gardening to calculus, made easier.

Google Drive

    1. This is another one you’ve probably heard of, but just in case you haven’t, this one is a life saver for group projects, and my teachers love it for editing.  Google Drive wins all the awards, and is free.  In fact, I used it for a year in lieu of the overpriced Pages, Word, Keynote, Microsoft Powerpoint, and excel.  

Howcast | The best how-to videos on the web

    1. This is more for life things than it is for school things.  Howcast has great life-hack type videos for almost anything you can think of.


    1. Vocabulary cards for everything ever.  Quizlet has a set of vocabulary cards for every subject you will encounter in high school (most of them, anyway.)  Quizlet also allows you to develop your own set of vocabulary cards, specific to your needs.

Hope these were helpful!

Surviving School


  • Compare and Contrast - Finds similarities and differences for anything. 
  • Word Reference - Finding translations for multiple languages. DO NOT USE GOOGLE TRANSLATE. 
  • Easy Bib - Make bibliographies for free. 
  • Info Please - Great for research and facts. 
  • On This Day - Search any day and it will find events that happened on that day. This is good for History class. 
  • World Fact Book - See statistics, facts, and graphs about any country. 
  • Spell Checker - Checks your spelling and grammar and it gives you options on correcting your sentence. 
  • Learn French - Learn French for free with worksheets, videos and through Skype Calls. 
  • Vocabulary - Find vocabulary from books or type in your own words to get definitions. This is really useful for when you are reading a book and need a list of new vocabulary. 
  • Fact Checker - Checks if any research and facts you have are correct or incorrect.


  • Dragon Dictation - Speak into the microphone and the app turns what ever you are saying into text. This saves time instead of typing out long essays you could just say it out and let the app type. 
  • Periodic Table - Interactive periodic table where you can see information about each element 

Taking Notes:

  • OneNote - You can make lists, take notes, and even share your notes with anyone. You can have these notes on any advice. (Also an app) 
  • Popplet - Make a web diagram to put all your ideas on. 
  • Evernote - Take notes and have them on any device. (Also an app)
  • Jot - Allows you to take notes on the “New Tab” page. (Google Chrome Extension) 

Staying Focused: 

  • Blocking Distracting Websites - Blocks websites you put into the blacklist for a certain amount of time. You are allowed a certain amount of time on the blacklist websites and you get to choose the time to set. (Google Chrome Extension) 
  • Timer - This is a timer that stays in the corner of the web browser. This is really useful for allowing yourself a break and setting a timer for when your break should be finished. 
  • Calendars - This website lets you make free calendars and print them. 
  • Place a sticky note somewhere around your work area that says “Do Homework” or “Stay Focused” so when ever you see it you are reminded to do your work. 
  • Make a list before starting homework or an assignment. Write down what you want to get done, what you are focusing on and what you want to learn after doing the assignment. From experience, when you have a list where you prioritize your work it is easier to focus on it. 

Taking a Break: 

  • Watch a TED Talk. They’re educational and entertaining. Use the Topics page to find a talk about something you like. 
  • Take a walk outside to stretch out and to get some fresh air so your mind can focus later. 
  • Grab a snack. Try to eat something healthy and light, avoid anything with a lot of fat and oil. 
  • Draw or colour. If you aren’t very good at drawing then just scribble with a marker on a white board to do something relaxing before getting back to homework which can be stressful. 
  • Do not go on the internet to check your email or notifications because you may get caught up and not realize how much time you are spending on the internet. 
  • Do something you enjoy. This can be play an instrument, write, sing, dance, etc. 

Tips/Tricks for School: 

  • Join clubs that focus on things related to the classes you are taking. If your school offers science clubs join them because they could possibly make science class more fun and explain various topics you learned. 
  • Keep a water bottle with you at all times during the school day because you never know when you might feel tired or nervous. 
  • Listen to the daily announcements ! They usually talk about events coming up, what they are selling in the cafeteria, and about new clubs. 
  • Keep extra pencils, sweatpants, pads, gum and granola bars in your locker just in case something occurs. 
  • If you take public transit to school see if there are special offers for students. Most areas have some sort of discounted fare for students. 
  • Pick your outfits for the week so you are prepared in the morning for every day of the week. 
  • Take at least one fun class each year because that class allows you to relax and be in a positive environment. It also reduces your stress you may have from other classes. 
  • Talk to your teacher, guidance counselor, and adults in the school so they can help you out with school work and possibly be easier on you when it comes to marking. 

Please add more if you have any more tips/tricks!

Useful Art Related Websites

(Many Links Courtesy Of Matt Kohr’s resources page)

Free Instruction/Tutorials
(May at times be NSFW)


  • Senshistock
  • (Suggest more of these, maybe? Please make sure they are stock reference, preferably free to use off of deviantart or the posters website.)

Free Figure/Gesture Drawing Tools (May be NSFW)
(Many Links courtesy Sycra’s resource page.)

Color Scheme Designers & Color Palettes

Free digital art programs

Hey guys, it’s Violet! As an avid studyblr, I’m always looking for new ways to revolutionize my studying techniques. Quite often, I’ll find amazing sites/resources, and then forget about them when i really need them. Since I’m sure many of you can relate, I’ve created this master post of links to various study helpers. Use Ctrl + F ( or whatever the “ find “ function is on your computer ) to navigate, because it’s a long post. I’ve broken it up into: General, When You Need To Work, Books, Mind Maps, Notes, Reminders, Research, High School, College, Subjects ( English, Math, History, Language, Art, and Science ), Get Involved, and Apps. Enjoy~ 

Keep reading

Best Educational Websites
  1. Big Think – Browse videos featuring experts across a wide range of disciplines, from personal health to business leadership to neuroscience.
  2. YouTube Edu – This channel aggregates the best educational videos on the site.
  3. Khan Academy – Courses about math, science, computer programming, history, art, economics, and more.
  4. MIT Video – Over 12,000 educational videos available for free.
  5. TED EdTED alone offers thousands of awesome videos, but TED Ed is specialized on educational videos only.
  6. Educational videos on YouTube – List of the best educational YouTube channels.
  7. MIT Open Courseware – “The idea is simple: to publish all of our course materials online and make them widely available to everyone.” – Over 1250 course materials available for free for everyone.
  8. Cosmolearning – Aggregator of the best online courses. Over 500 courses and 12,000 video lectures available for free.
  9. Level Up Tuts – Free video tutorials for web developers and designers.
  10. Coursera – Arguably one of the most popular website for free courses. 10 million people using the site already.
  11. LearnVest – This website helps you learn the basics of managing your money.
  12. Lumosity – Train your brain with entertaining games.
  13. Gibbon – The ultimate playlist for learning.
  14. Instructables – How-to guides for cool projects.

I’ve seen a lot of masterposts lately, but this one is the first I’ve ever done. Feel free to add to it, or make suggests for things I should add. Links will be under certain categories, so feel free to skip to the one you feel like you need. If you see something you posted and you’d like me to take it off, please let me know. I will add to this as I find more useful links. {Last Edited 10/8/15}

Study Tricks/Tips/Advice

Note Taking

Test Prep

Health Related

When You Need To Read

  •  How To Read Shakespeare/Old English Texts {1} {2} {3}

Course Specific Help- Math

Course Specific Help- Chemisty

Course Specific Help- History


Language Learning/Writing



Time Management


  •  Hit The Books Playlist {1} {2} 


Masterposts (Not Specific To 1 Course/Topic)

School master-post:

get started:

  • prepare your self
  • block sites that could distract you here or here
  • background music

Essay help:

  • free microsoft word
  • PRETEND to type an essay uhum that’s right
  • forgot an essay? buy yourself more time
  • how to write an essay you’re wondering? this could also help
  • written? kitten!
  • word on the tip of your tongue

Study Help:

  • how to organize yourself and study
  • learn how to study
  • and now study skills
  • also how to memorize
  • need help with a subject? don’t worry, they’ve got your back
  • learn some shit outside school
  • help beat world hunger while studying

Homework help:

  • solve any math problems
  • conversion perversion (get it?)
  • if your physics teacher sucks
  • learn geography
  • free books? more free books?

Research help:

  • is it a research? aw shit:
  • how to read and research
  • how to google
  • find books for your research
  • free bibliography
  • understand how stuff works (great for work reference too)

Finals Week?

  • how to pull an all nighter (only use in extreme cases! don’t make it a habit)
  • finals survival guide
  • when should i sleep?
  • productive study break
  • for when you get really tired and overwhelmed

Helpful tips:

  • the best school masterpost EVER
  • another school masterpost hell yeah
  • educational websites
  • how to survive in college


  • science translated to english
  • a site that explains literally everything
  • study skills
  • learn geography
  • finals guide
  • get motivated to study
  • tips for a productive study break
  • when should I go to bed?
  • microsoft word equivalent
  • can’t do your homework?
  • “no homework” excuses
  • make flash cards
  • math problem solver (2)
  • online ruler
  • pull an all nighter but do well on your exam
  • a whole blog dedicated to study motivation, tips, and advice!
  • techniques for studying and learning
  • time management
  • help on reading and research
  • help with memorizing and testing
  • ultimate educational website
  • Thinking & Memorizing Tips
  • Research & Reading Tips
  • Finals Help Guide
  • Homework Help
  • Math Help


  • Writing Masterpost
  • A website for big words
  • alternatives to “said”
  • alternatives to “whispered”
  • ultimate writers resources masterpost
  • tip of my tongue
  • writing fantasy stories
  • Masterpost of writing software
  • character flaws
  • writing a death scene
  • bio help
  • degrees of emotions
  • writing ref
  • Fictional Character Name Generator
  • Fictional Character Name AND Personality Generator
  • you’re a writer? here’s a whole bunch of writing-related blogs
  • read/post fanfiction
  • read/post stories

Learning languages:

  • Learn terms and glossary in Quizlet.
  • Learn a language for free on Duolingo.
  • Learn a language for free on Busuu.
  • Oxford Dictionaries.
  • Games and fun activities for English learners.
  • Irregular English verbs.

Do your research:

  • Google scholar.
  • Scholarpedia.
  • You can learn anything (KhanAcademy).
  • Didn´t listen in class? (Crash Course).
  • Simple Wikipedia.
  • Learn littérature without having to read it(SparkNotes).
  • Wolfram Alpha.
  • TED.
  • Open 2 study. (Online studying)
  • Free college courses.

Amazing tips on writing:

  • 10 practical tips for writing better exam essays.
  • Writing an essay.
  • Harvard writing resources.
  • Writing application essays.
  • Writing a personal statement.
  • Genre characteristics.
  • Writing a literary analysis essay.
  • Answering essay questions.
  • Get feedback.
  • Bibliography maker.
  • What is the word you´re looking for?

Reading <3

  • 8 tips to remember what you read.
  • How to read Shakespeare.
  • Effective reading and note-taking.
  • How to take notes while reading.
  • Note taking tips.
  • 170 free textbooks.
  • 1000 free textbooks.

Studying & organization

  • Time Management
  • Get your school life in order with organization.
  • Reach your goals.
  • Goals worksheet.
  • Finding information on the internet.
  • Using sources.
  • Get a hold on mind mapping.
  • How do you learn best?
  • Sound without music (Such as cafes).
  • Make flashcards.

 Stress and anxiety management

  • Coping strategies.
  • Stress reduction tips.
  • Stress relief for students.
  • Managing test anxiety.
  • Dealing with test anxiety.
  • Self help: Keeping calm.
  • Introverts in college.
  • Coping and calming down. N.1
  • Coping and calming down. N.2
  • Do nothing for two minutes.

Test help:

  • Study skills for test taking.
  • Study tips for finals.
  • Multiple choice exams guide.
  • The seven days study plan.
  • 15 steps to success.
  • How to prepare for a test.
  • Checklist for essay tests.

 Classroom participation

  • Active listening.
  • Classroom discussions.
  • Presenting projects in the classroom.
  • Preparation before class.
  • Participating tips.

Software and pages:

  • Openoffice and Libreoffice.
  • Dropnote.
  • Google docs.
  • EverNote.
  • Prezi (For presentations.)
  • Calculator.
  • Grade calculator.
  • Grammar check.
  • Staying focused for Mac, Chrome and Firefox.
  • Plagiarism check.
  • Best apps for students masterpost.
  • Homework help.

Self care tips:

  • 100 000 stars.
  • Workout masterpost.
  • Movie masterpost of masterposts.
  • Self-help masterpost.
  • 8Tracks.
  • Learn and do yoga.
  • Voulenteer.
  • Learn to play guitar.
  • The thoughts room.
  • Disney games because hell yeah.

College needs:

  • Advice on college
  • Alternatives to buying expensive textbooks
  • AP Cram Packets
  • Cheat sheet for becoming an adult
  • Dorm room survival
  • Free online college classes
  • How to survive college masterpost

Helpful sites:

  • Challenge your brain
  • Feed the hungry while using your vocabulary
  • Free online textbooks
  • Grade calculator
  • Quizlet
  • Rape Escape
  • Whole page dedicated to studying/organizing

High school needs:

  • For Juniors or Seniors With Low Income Families Looking For Scholarships
  • How to survive freshman year

Mental health resources:

  • a website that is always relevant.
  • falling asleep tips
  • How long to sleep
  • how to talk to and help an anxiety-ridden friend
  • how to wake up in the morning
  • keep taking your mind off of it
  • mental illness recovery tips
  • need a motivational speech? i like this one for myself.
  • not having a good day? :c
  • picking up a hobby can relax you during the school year!!
  • seriously just please try to relax ily
  • take your mind off of it
  • tips on self-love
  • when to go to sleep/wake up
  • working out is a total stress-buster.

Misc resources:

  • download free books
  • express yourself with make-up
  • Hobbies masterpost
  • I fucking love to study to this.
  • please remember this.
  • Sick ass movie list I have more but, this is a school one so message me for more.
  • Sites to help you not get distracted with other sites. (Mac)(PC)
  • Various ways to where a scarf
  • What’s the fucking weather


  • earn a cute kitten picture after writing
  • how to get motivated
  • Procrastinator?


  • calm/nature sounds
  • chill playlist
  • coffee shop blues
  • coffee shop sounds
  • concentration playlist
  • relaxation
  • study playlist
  • 4hours of classical music

School resources:

  • An already typed essay at your fingertips(type the subject and press random stuff and an essay forms. TO KIND OF HELP)
  • bibliography maker
  • educational links fucking galore
  • my favorite tutoring website
  • online ruler
  • pull an all nighter but do well on your exam
  • Social media citing
  • study like a college kid
  • Time Management
  • Psychology Lectures by a Professor from Yale University

Stress relief:

  • Calm
  • compliments generator
  • how long to nap
  • go to a quiet place
  • learn more about anxiety.
  • panic and anxiety information masterpost
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Stress Analyst
  • the thoughts room
  • take a guided relaxation
  • yoga poses

Studying/school help:

  • Best place to get help for English
  • essay structure guide
  • essay writing help
  • free microsoft word alternative
  • Grammar and spell checker
  • Graphic Essay Organizer
  • Help on reading/researching
  • Make a kick ass essay
  • Masterpost of writing software
  • microsoft word equivalent
  • more essay writing help
  • On books you you don’t want to read
  • Tip of my tongue

Foreign Languages:

  • Learn, Spanish, French, English, Portuguese, German, Italian


  • learn geography


  • calculators (includes graphing, geometric, stats etc)
  • College/high school Chemistry notes
  • math problem solver (2)
  • Periodic Table
  • Thinking/memorizing
  • This is the math god

Study Needs:

  • Answers to the textbook
  • Beneficial studying tips
  • Crash course in any subject with John Green
  • Free Educational resources for anyone and everyone
  • help in a ton of subjects
  • Helps you in any subject
  • homework help
  • how to google
  • how to study, Study guide
  • finals survival guide
  • improve your studying skills
  • Learning Websites Masterpage
  • Looking for a word
  • make flash cards
  • One of the best learning websites
  • Scholarpedia
  • Tips before/during an exam
  • Tips on Exams

I know that school can get hard at times and sometimes it may feel like you’re trapped. I hope these links can help at least one person out. I know that they’ve helped me. (: