View Full Version : What are your hobbies?
Thu, 29th Jul '04, 3:43am
I have a few. My newest hobby is custom PC building/modding. Right now I'm making an uber-powerfull gamming machine for my self, and a nicely equipped home theater PC that looks like a bunch of books stacked together, for my sister. I'm starting to think that a career making and selling custom made PCs isn't that much of a bad idea. (By the way, if you're in to custom making/modding PCs, PM me, I'd like to talk to others that are doing the same thing that I am.)
Next to that is woodworking. I'm not talking about the cruddy pine birdhouse you made in scouts or family camp; I'm talking about one-of-a-kind oak fireplaces, kitchen cabinets/cupboards, entertainment centers, and other projects like that. I became so good at woodworking, my instructor would let me skip my other classes so I could work on whatever I was making at the time...all I had to do is help the other students that needed some help, so they didn't bother our instructor from...kicking back in his office.
A few years ago, I was really in to building and launching model rockets...that's faded a bit since I moved up to Utah, but I still have all my rockets that didn't get destroyed during the move.
And before that, and to this day, is collecting swords, daggers, and any other medieval/fantasy weaponry
How about you? Don't hold back, tell me of your current, past, and possibly future hobbies. :rolling:
Thu, 29th Jul '04, 5:27am
Isn't there another thread wandering around lost somewhere about hobbies? Othe than the 'Uncommon Hobbies' one that is.
Here's mine anyway:
* Collecting Yu-Gi-Oh cards (got a bit over 1000 so far) and buying the DVD's of the series
* Collecting movies, not just watching them, I have a little over 420 so far on video and only a few crap ones which I've yet to tape over
* Buying and buliding the Zoids model kits
The rest are the usual ones like reading and playing Playstation (haven't got a PS2 yet or anything as advanced as a home PC)
Thu, 29th Jul '04, 5:45am
I listen to music all day. I play guitar a lot. I take on a lot of projects which are way over my head. Like rebuilding my dirtbike engine. This week it's installing a stereo in my truck. I collect bootlegged version of mature cartoons (not that Japanese erotitoon stuff, I'm talking Simpsons, Futurama, and Family Guy) on my computer. I've got a couple hundred episodes (which is good considering I have dial-up). Ooooooh. I also play bass. Ummm... I like riding my dirtbike and streetbike. That's about it.
Thu, 29th Jul '04, 2:58pm
Beside gaming? Only kick-boxing, school, writing, iSurfing, and chit-chatting on boards like this. :p
Thu, 29th Jul '04, 4:21pm
Chinese boardgame 'Go'.
Jogging the moment my ankle heals. Probably back to gym and swimming then too.
Amateur graphics artist (general sketches, comics, Photoshop, ComicWorks, etc).
Computergames (roleplaying ones mainly).
And as an extra, general life's philosophy. I know I know, this is normal. To me however it used to be a very big thing until a few years ago. Now I've gone back to pondering about the meaning of everything and trying to improve myself as a person and as a part of this world I live in.
Master of Nuhn
Thu, 29th Jul '04, 4:35pm
Collecting Yu-Gi-Oh cards (got a bit over 1000 so far) and buying the DVD's of the series I warned you, Aldazar! You're on the top of my list now... ;)
MoN's Hobbies (http://www.sorcerers.net/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/22/188.html#000012), some more in My Profile...
Xei Win Toh
Thu, 29th Jul '04, 5:29pm
Games, basketball, music, eating. That pretty much sums it up :D
Edit: Forgot Satan worship. :evil:
[ July 29, 2004, 17:39: Message edited by: Xei Win Toh ]
Thu, 29th Jul '04, 6:01pm
I used to, and plan once I get some more free time, to ride a horse, just renting one for the day, and taking a nice through whatever forest or somesuch is nearby - which is (in Holland) quite unusual for men - horse riding is mainly a 'female' activity - I was the only guy in classes, back when I still took them.
Also, I and friends often throw LANparties and attend the each others LANparties...
I in fact had a miniLAN (= only 2 ppl) just today,
got about 2/5ths of my normal sleep the past week
Furthermore, I like to do judo, and trained twice a week (= 3hrs) but in the past time I've been to busy with school and my new .net connection :D
Bahir the Red
Thu, 29th Jul '04, 6:22pm
Games, basketball, music, eating. That pretty much sums it up English: where do you play, do you play for a team and if; what team?
Swedish: Vart spelar du, I vilken stad och vilket lag?
Jag spelar i Blackeberg i Sthlm, P88.
Thu, 29th Jul '04, 6:49pm
Still haven't started fencing yet :xx:
still into Warhammer (Dark Elves)
I make D&D characters for fun when I'm bored and draw them, I like drawing, I'm no good at it but I still like it. I like drawing dragons and fantasy characters mainly.
I also like writing stories, about fantasy and Chirofen mainly, but also about other things as well. Sometimes poems and lyrics for songs as well. I really need a program for that though.
I also design things, just weird things for fantasy mainly - spells, weaponry, creatures, countries, people, clothing, plants. Stuff I think would occur and logically exist in a given area.
I also love my sword collection. Well... 3. Drakora, a B-sword. Orbbjess a longsword and Kuda my very old shortsword. I'd like more, perhaps continue to collect them when I'm older. But I know most people think they are weird and unsafe.
Also playing games and working on my mods for them are quite fun and time consuming.
I also play d&d in the chatroom here sometimes. I play a Drow Cleric. And lucky to be alive :D
Thu, 29th Jul '04, 9:12pm
I sing and dance, as well as meditate, read books, read tarot cards.
I also enjoy going to sci-fi/fantasy conventions, even though I only go to one per year.
Thu, 29th Jul '04, 9:58pm
On the pc, i like, of course, D&D games, Combat Flight Simulator 3 (which my dad kicks my ass in), and i've recently enjoyed the action in both Max Payne games. Max Payne 2 cinema edition (mod) is simply gorgeous on a good pc. I've also dabbled in Final Fantasy XI, Ghost Recon, Day of Defeat, Battlefield 1942, and Warcraft.
On my consoles im a collector of Rpg's and have every worthwhile rpg for the PSX. I have every Final Fantasy game. I have a Dreamcast for my love of the Street Fighter genre. On my PS2 i like playing GT3, NFS Underground, Tokyo Xtreme Racer 3, F1 Career Challenge (hardest racing game ever...) and MVP Baseball 2004 (I'm playing a 120 year dynasty with the Phillies and their farm teams- a stat lovers dream). I also own all the classics like FF10, Metal Gear's, Castlevania: SotM, Grand Theft's etc.
I also play guitar and enjoy recording music. I own a red Fender Stratocaster and a black Epiphone Les Paul with a DiMarzio Super Distortion II humbucker in the bridge position. I'm left-handed so the Les Paul is a left-handed model and the Strat is a right-hander strung upside down ala Jimi Hendrix. I enjoy bands ranging from the Beatles and Pink Floyd all the way to heavier weirder stuff like Training for Utopia and Zao. I cut my teeth learning Nirvana, Iron Maiden, and Korn back in the mid-90's so i have a variety of influences. I own an all-tube Marshall guitar amplifier which is where it's at for guitar tone and a variety of effects processors. I like dabbling on a Boss drum machine and putting it together with a simple Tascam four-track recorder.
Last but not least, i enjoy autos and racing (real racing like rally, LeMans and Grand Prix, not NASCAR). I own a Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX turbo with all the goodies like exhaust, lowered suspension, and O.Z. rims. I enjoy studying the science and workings of Japanese high-output and F1 engines, but i enjoy seeing the Muscle cars rumble by as well. I love going fast and getting away with all kinds of **** on my local winding roads and highways. I also enjoy seeing women (and of course the "men") struggle around with their uber-sized SUV's and Hummers and then pass their asses when i tire of them blocking the horizon while humming 'Running with the Devil' and spinning 6000 rpm's of screaming air through my manic little motor. The downside is roads suck where i'm from and having your front-end sitting 2 inches off the ground can lead to the occasional scrape..oh well, i wouldn't have it any other way. ;)
Thu, 29th Jul '04, 11:37pm
Ladies. Well, no, really. Love talking to ladies and always end up flirting no matter what. Don't know how this happens. They're wonderful creatures and a rich subject of study ;) Oh damn do I love talking to them.
All things computer and internet. Well, not all, but most of it. There are things that don't interest me, but not many of those. Guess there's simply a limit to my geekdom.
Languages. Would learn them for fun.
All things history and civilisation. And I mean it. I could go on for hours about some forgotten cultures and events.
Heraldry and stuff. Oh well...
I also own some collection of coins. Used to collect sea shells and various stones. Eeer, just small pieces of various rock.
What haven't I mentioned?
Perhaps, apart from languages themselves, I seem to be obsessed with spelling, grammar, syntax, punctuation etc. Heck, even proper capitalisation or legal but not elegant use of exclamation marks and question marks. I tend to hate missing quotation marks as well. I don't write letters much, but that's where those things are the most important and that's why I am so serious about letters. Old school letters, I don't believe in the modern messagesque ones.
What else? Fencing.
Roleplaying I don't do much. Just cRPG now. And that would be it.
Apart from all that, I run a small personal site and plan to add another one to the list soon.
Fri, 30th Jul '04, 12:11am
Guitar, boxing and body work
Alexander the Apostate
Fri, 30th Jul '04, 12:34pm
I enjoy rapier, talking to people (sometimes), flirting, and most of all, studying religion, philosophy, and history. I'll spend hours just browsing sites on Nietzsche, the Roman Empire, and existentialism. I can't say why, but that's what I enjoy.
Fri, 30th Jul '04, 2:21pm
Lots of roleplaying related stuff lately. Playing over the chatroom in freeform or Shadows games, thinking of starting up a The Pool one. Often look at various systems and throw around ideas for original things. Often end up world-building, though all attempts have so far died awful deaths.
Um, I play saxaphone, though it is muchly ignored of late. Doubt that will continue for too much longer however (the ignoring, that is).
And that's pretty much all I can think of. Gaming has dropped well off my hobby list as my computer doesn't run anything (though miraculously, I still follow game related news). Reading doesn't really count as a hobby, does it?
Fri, 30th Jul '04, 4:16pm
D&D, although now I think roleplaying is a little bit boring.
Fri, 30th Jul '04, 4:47pm
cRPGs, PS2 RPGs, Robert Jordan novels (just read and read and re-read them), surfing the net and fiddling with any gadgets I can get my hands on...and thats pretty much it.
Fri, 30th Jul '04, 5:59pm
Occassional chess games, CRPGs and strategy games, drawing, CG paintings, CG modelling and animating, Tai Ji Quan, ancient history.
The Kilted Crusader
Sat, 31st Jul '04, 4:05pm
Guitar mainly (I'm going to study music in september), I used to be quite good at swimming, when I did it three times a week (5seconds into the national time for two hundred metres breastroke, my brothers are both better as they are in the national squad.
Sun, 1st Aug '04, 2:32am
Besides PC games, Mostly CRPG, city building and RTS, I do crafts of various types. I'm a Jill of all trades so don't do any really well. Horseback riding. PC hardware, what other people think, learning.
Do we have a thread for things I hate to do?
Mon, 2nd Aug '04, 10:52am
I play guitar quite a bit. Later this month I am going to start studying music theory. I own a Squier Strat, a black Epiphone LP Custom Black Beauty (a custom with 3 humbuckers). As for amps, I own a Philipson 15 watt combo, a Marshall MD100DFX combo, and a Roland MicroCube (1 watt). I am planning on buying this Fender Strat (http://www.netzmarkt.de/thomann/thoiw3_fender_amfatstrat_s1_blk_egitarre_prodinfo. html) once I get enough money.
Tue, 3rd Aug '04, 10:11am
I play of lot of computer games. Right now, I'm really into Civilization III, NHL 2004 (although it really really suck, I'm addicted. :( ), the old X-Wing game, and I recently bought Thief : Deadly Shadows.
I also listen to a lot of music, mostly old rock, like The Doors, Velvet Underground, Led Zeppelin, etc., and electronic music. I watch a lot of movies, I play a lot of hockey (best sport ever! :D )
But I guess my main hobbie is theater. I really enjoy acting or directing. Matter a fact, i'm in the process of co-founding a theater company! :cool:
Tue, 3rd Aug '04, 11:33am
CRPG's (IWD2, NWN, Sacred), anime, reading SF/fantasy & webcomics (Megatokyo, Sluggy Freelance), and just lazing about when I'm not working or doing family-guy things.
Wed, 4th Aug '04, 4:19am
Does self-deprecation count? I'm really into that big-time.