6 Webcomics You Should Read!

6 Webcomics You Should Read!

Have you read any of these 6 webcomics?
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I'm not sure how many people read webcomics on a daily basis, but I personally read them often enough that I wanted to share a few of my favorites. I think that publishing a drawn story online is one of the coolest things about the internet. There are thousands of webcomics that update regularly, and you can pretty much all of them for free! Dedicated artists and writers work on these projects out of passion for the story, and it shows. If you're interested in getting into webcomics, here's a few to get you started.

1. Olympus Overdrive

Even though this webcomic is on hiatus, this webcomic will satisfy all your Hunger Games/Greek Mythology cravings. The art style is bright and vibrant; not to mention drop-dead gorgeous. From time to time the format of the comic combines elements of flash and music to add to the overall experience. The characters are colorful and unique, and the story moves along fast. I won't spoil too much about the plot, but I highly recommend checking it out!

2. Cucumber Quest

This next webcomic follows Cucumber and Almond the bunny kids on their adventures to stop a returned evil and become legendary heroes! All of the characters have cute names that are plays off of something, and the designs themselves are just adorable. Despite the serious adventure, the main characters go through, this comic is often times hilarious and heartwarming.

3. Paranatural

Paranatural is another one of those hilarious and action-packed stories. It's about a group of superpowered middle schoolers who fight evil spirits and investigate paranormal activity in their hometown. The artist behind this comic is a master at dramatizing emotions through expressions, and this leads to lots of moments that had me laughing out loud. If you're looking for a comic that's both comedy and action, look no further than Paranatural.

4. Always Raining Here

This one is a recently completed webcomic that I followed from its beginning. This colorful story shows the blossoming of love between two teenage boys. It's amazing to watch not only the artist's technique and style improve, but also how the characters mature as they struggle with the demands of high school and unrequited affections. Although it's not necessary to enjoy the story, there are some minicomics and short stories in the Extra section that give some backstory into the characters that may help with understanding interactions.

5. Monsterkind

This webcomic is another one near and dear to my heart. The characters and art style make me so happy, but it doesn't end there. The story itself is intriguing and mysterious. Monsterkind follows the story of Wallace Foster, who is a human social worker. He's on a quest to help the monsters who live in District C. He meets lots of interesting monster characters, such as Kip Kaizer, and makes friends despite the tensions between the monster and human race. The mysteries behind the story are slowly unwound as the plot moves along. Monsterkind is currently one of my favorites, and highly recommend it!

6. Witchy

Witchy is another one I recently discovered that I've fallen in love with. It's set in the witch kingdom Hyalin, where the length of your hair determines the strength of your magic. It follows a young witch Nyneve, who has to hide the length of her hair due to the fact that those with hair too long are put to death. This was what happened to her father. She ultimately has the choice to join the institution responsible for her father's death, or stand up against them. This webcomic is less of a comedy and more of a fantasy that deals with war and political corruption.

Cover Image Credit: Zack Morrison on Paranatural.net

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What Your Hogwarts House Says About You

Get yourself sorted and find out where you belong in the world of witchcraft and wizardry.
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Sorting at Hogwarts is a big deal. Being sorted into a house is essentially being placed into a family while you are away from home learning about witchcraft and wizardry. Your house is made up of the people you will live with, go to classes with, play Quidditch with and everything in between. You basically spend 24/7 with them. Your Hogwarts house is your home away from home.

When you get sorted into a house, it is based on your personality traits. The people in your house are typically like-minded people who display the same characteristics as you.

When you’re a first year at Hogwarts, the minute you set foot in the castle you are swept into the Great Hall to have the ancient Sorting Hat placed on your head. This Sorting Hat decides which “family” you’ll be spending your seven years with.

For some, it is very obvious which house they will be in, due to certain personality traits they possess. For others, they may exemplify traits that fit a multitude of houses and are uncertain where they may end up.

To find out where you belong, you can take the official "Harry Potter" Sorting Hat quiz at Pottermore.com. For all you muggles out there, these are the characteristics that the houses possess and what your house says about you:

Gryffindor: The house of the brave, loyal, courageous, adventurous, daring and chivalrous. Those who stand up for others are typically Gryffindors. Brave-hearted is the most well-known Gryffindor characteristic, and Gryffindors are also known for having a lot of nerve.

Gryffindors are people who hold a multitude of qualities alongside the ones listed, making them a very well-rounded house. People who are Gryffindors are often people who could fit nicely into another house but choose to tell the sorting hat they want Gryffindor (there's that bravery). "Do what is right" is the motto Gryffindors go by.

Being a Gryffindor means that you're probably the adventurous and courageous friend, and you are usually known for doing what is right.

Ravenclaw: The house is known for their wisdom, intelligence, creativity, cleverness and knowledge. Those who value brains over brawn can be found here. Ravenclaws often tend to be quite quirky as well. "Do what is wise" is the motto they strive to follow.

Though Ravenclaws can be know-it-alls sometimes, they most likely do know what the wisest decision is.

If you are known for being the quirky friend, the smartest in the group or just great at making wise decisions, you're definitely a Ravenclaw.

Hufflepuff: This house values hard work, dedication, fair play, patience, and loyalty. Hufflepuff’s are known for being just and true. "Do what is nice" is their motto.

Hufflepuff is known as the “nice house” and believes strongly in sparing peoples feelings and being kind. This is not to say that Hufflepuffs aren't smart or courageous. Hufflepuffs just enjoy making others happy and tend to be more patient towards people.

If you ever find that you are too nice for your own good and cannot bear to hurt someone’s feelings, congratulations, you are a Hufflepuff.

Slytherin: This is the house of the cunning, prideful, resourceful, ambitious, intelligent, and determined. Slytherin's love to be in charge and crave leadership. "Do what is necessary" is the motto of this house.

Slytherin is a fairly well-rounded house, similar to the other houses. They are loyal to those that are loyal to them just as Gryffindors are and are intelligent as Ravenclaws.

Slytherin house as a whole is not evil, despite how many dark wizards come out of this house. That is merely based on the choices of those wizards (so if your friend is a Slytherin, don’t judge, it doesn’t mean they are mean people). Slytherins do, however, have a tendency to be arrogant or prideful. This is most likely due to the fact that everyone in Slytherin is exceedingly proud to be there.

What Hogwarts house you’re in says a lot about the person you are, the traits you possess and how you may act in some situations. But in the end, your house is really just your home that is always there for you. Always.


Cover Image Credit: Warner Bros Pictures

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Things To Do When You're So Bored All You Want To Do Is Cry

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Everyone has times when they have nothing to do and boredom strikes way too hard. From experience, I have found some top things to do when you literally have nothing else to do!

1. Clean

Not super fun, but will keep you busy.

2. Netflix

Find a new show to binge watch. Watched them all? Rewatch something you haven't seen in a while!

3. Shopping

Retail therapy can always keep you busy.

4. Make a home cooked meal

Spend some time in the kitchen and make something yummy! Even invite some friends.

5. Visit friends/ family

Pop in on some people you care about that you haven't seen in a while!

6. Write

Writing is something we all do and is a great way to express ourselves!

7. Exercise

Hit the gym or go for walk, do something to keep you nice and fit.

8. Volunteer

Go to an animal shelter, food bank, museums, or anywhere in your area that needs help.

9. Look for a job

If you're bored, maybe getting a part time job will keep you a little occupied. Plus it's extra money in your pocket.

10. Draw/ do something artsy

Even if you think you're a bad artist, drawing is something fun to do! You'll get better in time.

11. Join an Odyssey Team!

Writing articles through the Odyssey is an amazing experience and can always keep you busy!

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