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Kitten_Bomb
01-25-2011, 11:05 AM
I think it is safe to say, cosplay isn't that well known and understood by the general public =P
I feel the only real reason behind us cosplayers being seen as weridos is that it is an underground hobbie and goes against societies fashions.
(I hope that didn't upset anyone when I said weirdos...but saddly some people do think that)

I was wondering if you get this view from the public with any other hobbies you have?

Personaly I'm into contortion, I only do it for fun and exercise at home, never out side. But when people ask what I'm into or what I do, it comes under my lists of hobbies and I get a lot of strange looks or even people saying it's disgusting =P.

Brsis
01-25-2011, 12:24 PM
Well, my hobbies aren't exactly unusual, just unusual in their intensity and direction :D People are always pleasantly surprised to hear that I dance, or sew, or collect dolls, or play the ukulele extremely badly, as long as I don't go into too much detail on what kind of dancing or what I'm sewing or what kind of dolls and the fact that that includes a hundred and fifty odd anime figurines largely of busty and scantily clad women (The ukulele is actually pretty tame).

If I had the time and energy I'd practice my sleight of hand more - as it is, I'm lousy - but magic tricks aren't that weird any more.

HomeDepot
01-25-2011, 06:12 PM
I play badminton competitively (on hiatus right now cuz I moved and need to find a new club). This isn't so strange in many other countries, but in the midwestern United States many people think it's a bit odd.

Lithium Flower
01-25-2011, 06:24 PM
I don't really think my hobbies are odd, including cosplay D:

Mostly I draw quite a bit, and write. My boyfriend is working on a fanart bit for the Mega Man Tribute booky thinger and he asked me to do the background so I am kinda excited that he thinks I am good enough to enlist with this since it's kinddddddd of a huge deal for him and now me.

We need to get going on the next co-op piece, a little girl and a raptor playing chess.

J.Kazama
01-25-2011, 09:08 PM
Where I come from, being a girl and having something different than being a hairstyler or some kind of cosmetology-themed hobby is uncommon. So pretty much everything I do (which is cosplaying, and now crochet) is uncommon xD

I don't know if crochet falls in that category. People think I'm like an old lady xD But that seriously helps me to concentrate. When I'm upset it makes me forget why was I upset. That's like the only uncommon thing I do, the rest is writing, reading and baking.

HomeDepot
01-25-2011, 10:04 PM
@ J. Kazama, Crocheting is awesome! My friends nicknamed me grandma though.

nannyogg
01-25-2011, 10:12 PM
I've raised hedgehogs as a hobby for about 15 years, and published a book on the topic. People think that is kind of an odd hobby. I also do wildlife care, mostly with birds- the neighborhood kids all know to bring broken wild things to me and I'll know what to do.

TMLiza
01-25-2011, 10:13 PM
Although I don't think it's that uncommon when I mention to people that I'm a fanfic writer the conversation usually goes like this:

Person: You a fanfic writer?
Me: Uh, yeah?
Person: You don't look like the type to write fanfic
Me: Well I do...
Person: Isn't fanfic mostly crap?
Me: Yeah, but trust me, I fall into the good fanfic side.
Person: Yeah, you don't seem like the type to write bad fanfic.

There's always a variation of that if the person doesn't write fanfic. Also some people find it weird that I like collecting dragon statues as well as nailpolish.

Oblivion_Kirie
01-25-2011, 10:15 PM
This is pretty much the weirdest one. Although it seems like when I tell people I make costumes, they find the fact that I sew stranger than the costume part :/

It's not really strange, but I started to collect antiques. If I'm out driving somewhere and see an antique store I usually stop. I don't ever get anything big, just little things that look strange or interesting. It's a plus if I can't figure out what it is.

IAmShorty
01-25-2011, 10:17 PM
My hobbies arent particular weird, per se. Im into making and decorating cakes, writing, and more recently RC car stuff with my dad.

DaemonForce
01-25-2011, 10:21 PM
Geocaching
Mask making
Server design
Experimental machine development

I'm a bit of an oddball. :/

Cadmium Polyphony
01-25-2011, 11:19 PM
As an animal activist, I enjoy hunting and fishing.

In context, that's relatively uncommon. Incidentally, most professional hunters tend to be the most environment-conscious of all the people I know. Even more so than some of the more bloody, bleeding heart activists.

Oh, I also am almost obsessed with vacuuming and vacuums in general. Like, really, really.

I'm surprised I actually admitted that, here.

Michi
01-25-2011, 11:29 PM
It's not quite a hobby, or maybe it is now, but I collect bottlecaps. It's turned into a reason to try out new and different bottled drinks, actually, so I enjoy it a lot! The inspiration: I got the Fallout 3 special edition lunchbox, and since the currency in that game is bottlecaps I decided that's what I'd fill it up with -- but only one of each. I've found a lot of really delicious root beers this way, and some other interesting drinks and sodas. Also some really gross stuff. I love it though. :)

I attached an image of the collection as of last June, with just under 60 caps. I have over 70 now, and it's gotten to the point where my friends send me bottlecaps to help out. Hehe.

DaemonForce
01-25-2011, 11:43 PM
caps
Holy Jesus....You have Sanbitter in there. You rock! <3
Put Leninade, Jack Black's and Loli's Cherry Pop on your list. Those are good drinks I promise. I want to say things like Sonoma and Fentimans but they'd be too expensive and probably a little too strange for you. Have you tried Moxie?

......

Looks Like Orange Tastes Like Grape is another weird one.
Aphrodite is tasty.
If you like root beers like I do you might want to try Dad's, Empire, Faygo, Frostie, Rat Bastard, Mason's, Sea Dog and Sparky's. That's about all the interesting ones I know.

My only warning is do not drink Sex or The Maxx. They will destroy you. :/

Psycho_Kitty
01-26-2011, 12:30 AM
My hobbies aren't really uncommon. I write books (currently working on a fan-fiction book on Halo mainly ODST's), I collect anime statues, comics, and video game memorabilia (ex limited edition strategy guides). But main thing isn't a hobby but raising my bearded dragons and hopefully soon start breeding them.

nyditch
01-26-2011, 01:14 AM
I build and compete with fighting robots. It's expensive and many people don't seem to get the idea of how awesome it is, but I swear it is!

I'm also a bit of an inventor.

And although it wasn't for long, I did do crochet for about half a year. (Keep in mind I'm a guy, thus perhaps more unusual)


Michi: You have some really good ones in there, like Boylan's and Henry Weinhard's. There's a place in Chico, California that serves at least 60 different root beers. I must have tried at least 5 when I went there.

ALSO MICHI!
I know it may be difficult to find, but you MUST try Bundaberg Ginger Beer! (http://www.knightsmeats.com.au/product_images/m/201/bundaberg_ginger_beer_375ml__94574_zoom.jpg) (It's non-alcoholic despite the word beer) Amongst all soda's I've tried (and I like trying new ones all the time) it's the smoothest and has flavor like none other. 500% delicious!

DaemonForce
01-26-2011, 01:17 AM
Bundaberg Ginger Beer! (http://www.knightsmeats.com.au/product_images/m/201/bundaberg_ginger_beer_375ml__94574_zoom.jpg) (It's non-alcoholic despite the word beer)
This reminds me...All Fentimans drinks are .5% alcohol by volume. I guess fermented ginger gives real colas a kick. o.O

creativecrater
01-26-2011, 01:19 AM
Yeah, cosplay is my most out of the norm hobby... I do also cross-stitch which has earned me being called grandma (like someone above me said about crocheting). But oddly enough, I've found a lot of people my age like to crochet, knit, embroider, sew, scrap-book, sculpt, and basically ENJOY MAKING THINGS (guys and gals, I might add). So i don't know why people look at me so weird when I tell them I make costumes all year. XD

Flora88
01-26-2011, 01:33 AM
Hm.


I'm learning to shoot, so I might get my concealed handgun license.

I'm a big fan of dessert-making

I'm a feminist, but I'm much more of a writer/speaker than a sign-toter.

I'm a children's book author. I'm also the youngest person to ever join the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

I'm also on a mission to become certified in everything I can possibly become certified in. For example, I want the following: my pilot's license, to pass the LSAT, to get my bartending license, to get my CDL, and to be able to perform civil ceremonies.

rubyspitfire
01-26-2011, 01:45 AM
I'm also on a mission to become certified in everything I can possibly become certified in. For example, I want the following: my pilot's license, to pass the LSAT, to get my bartending license, to get my CDL, and to be able to perform civil ceremonies.

getting a CDL is easy, especially if you don't go for the full-on combined vehicle license and just get a standard straight truck/bus license. it's just like driving a giant pickup truck. pilot's license also isn't hard, just expensive and a bunch of regulations and formulas to remember. the most important one i can think of off the top of my head has something to do with air density... aka it will take you a very long time to get above the trees while in the mountains on a hot day without stalling and crashing

i'd like to go ahead and get my motorcycle endorsement. have a bike to ride and had my permit (let it expire over winter), but i want more practice first

DaemonForce
01-26-2011, 01:51 AM
I want my CDL but I no longer have anything for practice. Ironic really. I wasted years working on the damn things but never driving them. >.>'

I sacrificed my SAT study materials so that one of my dear coworkers could give her grandchildren a shot at it instead. My life isn't going anywhere. :/

FunnyValentine
01-26-2011, 01:51 AM
I have pretty normal hobbies..playing guitar, writing music, singing, drawing, painting. The only hobby I can think of that I have to explain is making amvs.

nyditch
01-26-2011, 02:01 AM
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The only hobby I can think of that I have to explain is making amvs.

You should totally link ones that you've made. ^_^

Katen_Kyokotsu
01-26-2011, 02:32 AM
I don't know if they're uncommon or unusual, but according to my friends they are. I used to collect weird bottles (like ramune bottles, perfume bottles, weird shaped water bottles). I say used to because I stopped after my grandma confused it all for trash and tossed them out.
And I like guessing what fabrics are used when making an anime or video game character's outfit based on how it looks.

FunnyValentine
01-26-2011, 02:40 AM
@nyditch: I took my amvs off youtube a while ago, but I still make them. Maybe I'll reupload them.~

rubyspitfire
01-26-2011, 02:46 AM
I used to collect weird bottles

oh yeah i forgot about this. i like to collect old bottles. i have a california fig syrup bottle and an even older round bottom bottle from some brewing company, but i don't remember where i stashed it. it's been a long time since i went looking for more, but they're fairly cheap and easy to find around here with all the antique shops

Bloo de Berry
01-26-2011, 02:46 AM
Hmm... I don't think I have weird hobbies, and even though I'm only just beginning my first journey into cosplaying I don't find it very uncommon either. (Then again, most of the people I know cosplay.)

I collect antique playing cards. I really dislike new playing cards, and if I ever get a pack of new ones I spend a lot of my time making it seem well used. LOL, it's kind of odd... But! antique playing cards are pretty groovy, and they have really neat-o designs and colors. Definitely not something you see in today's market.

I'm a martial art fanatic, and I'm often researching the history of various styles. It's a hobby of mine to learn different styles and forms. : D I used to be a Tang Soo Do instructor before I injured my hips being stupid. XD (And I currently can't practice because I'm a preggo monster.)

...I do a lot of research. XD Researching is a hobby, right?

And... Can I consider fashion a hobby? Especially VK and Japanese street fashion? Well, it's an interest that gives me much pleasure so I'm going to say yes! XD Ha-ha~

kiratsukai
01-26-2011, 02:49 AM
I collect plastic catgirls (and boys). I have over a hundred of them at this point.

I also play bullet hell games which a lot of girls find weird. While it's usual for women to COSPLAY Touhou Project, it seems beyond the ken of most that a girl would play it.

I also like to travel around Japan and visit run-down roadside attractions: the grave of Jesus, the entrance to hell (two of them!), anamatronic recreations of the buddhist afterlife, giant gold statues built into hillsides by crazy people, fake castles, porno museums, penis shrines, etc.

Katen_Kyokotsu
01-26-2011, 02:54 AM
giant gold statues built into hillsides by crazy people, fake castles, porno museums, penis shrines, etc.

Wait. . . what?

Axelai
01-26-2011, 03:01 AM
It's not quite a hobby, or maybe it is now, but I collect bottlecaps. It's turned into a reason to try out new and different bottled drinks, actually, so I enjoy it a lot! The inspiration: I got the Fallout 3 special edition lunchbox, and since the currency in that game is bottlecaps I decided that's what I'd fill it up with -- but only one of each. I've found a lot of really delicious root beers this way, and some other interesting drinks and sodas. Also some really gross stuff. I love it though. :)

I attached an image of the collection as of last June, with just under 60 caps. I have over 70 now, and it's gotten to the point where my friends send me bottlecaps to help out. Hehe.

I collect too!! :D I have a box full of em. A lot of repeats, though. I just try to get one of every kind i can find. A few really old cool looking ones from within the dirt in the mountains... *should post pictures*

nannyogg
01-26-2011, 08:29 AM
I build and compete with fighting robots. It's expensive and many people don't seem to get the idea of how awesome it is, but I swear it is!

I'm also a bit of an inventor.


My son would like to adopt you as his big brother.

I collect plastic catgirls (and boys). I have over a hundred of them at this point.
I also like to travel around Japan and visit run-down roadside attractions: the grave of Jesus, the entrance to hell (two of them!), anamatronic recreations of the buddhist afterlife, giant gold statues built into hillsides by crazy people, fake castles, porno museums, penis shrines, etc.

LOL; I like to travel around and see weird stuff in the US, though the last two years, money has been tight so I haven't gone much out of Kansas and the connecting states. It's amazing how many weird little museums and memorials are tucked all over.

A lot of people also think that taking pictures of everything when traveling around, or finding unusual places for photoshoots is weird. But I've learned a lot of local history that way. :)

kiratsukai
01-26-2011, 08:44 AM
A lot of people also think that taking pictures of everything when traveling around, or finding unusual places for photoshoots is weird. But I've learned a lot of local history that way. :)

No kidding!

One of my favorites so far has been the "Grandma Throwing Away Spot" just outside of Tokyo. It's just a pit that local legend holds has been used over the last 500 years to toss old, unwanted family members down. It's kind of hilarious ... but also creepy. I don't think any grandmas ever actually went down the hole but everyone within a 20 kilometer radius SWEARS thousands of grannies and grandpas haunt the spot.

...they also want to take your photo standing in front of it ^^;;

One shrine we went to had a collection of sexy roots. Sexy roots are roots that appear to have genetalia. They were displayed in pairs... one "boy" root to one "girl" root... Someone has a dirty mind (and very vanilla taste in pairings).

chibi_kitsune
01-26-2011, 09:22 AM
I wouldn't say unusual as it is becoming more popular now, but a lot of people down on belly dance in a negative way. A few people also freaked out when they found out that some of my cosplays are male characters or j-rockers and people always seem surprised that I'm interested in medicine and want to continue to learn Japanese and than Chinese, Spanish,etc....

I also play the flute and make jewelry. All in all, people seem to think i'm geeky than a weirdo outside of cosplay and belly dance (I also want to try burlesque among other dance styles). =/

TR Rose
01-26-2011, 09:25 AM
I do Perler bead artwork. I used to do custom game sprite edits (as in, using Photoshop), although I kind of lost interest. I do a bit of this with the Perler art as the sprites are usually the basis for pixel-based Perler pieces.

I collect Mario series (and some general Nintendo) things - toys, trading cards, etc. There seems to be so much of it anymore that I mostly focus on older things, specific characters, or things I really like.

I'm fascinated by video game glitches and oddities - things that aren't supposed to be there but have weird or interesting effects. I still enjoy firing up the Game Genie on my NES and trying new codes or modifying existing codes to see what kind of results I get.

Nothing terribly weird, but also not the kind of thing I can mention offhand to coworkers. Cosplay is probably the easiest to explain as "theatrical costuming".

Brsis
01-26-2011, 03:00 PM
I've raised hedgehogs as a hobby for about 15 years, and published a book on the topic.

BEST. HOBBY. EVER.

I love hedgehogs. Like you wouldn't believe. I didn't even realise you COULD raise hedgehogs as pets, I'm lucky to see one or two a year when they hide under our shed and taunt the cats.

lyraparry11
01-26-2011, 03:15 PM
Well I'd love to write a fiction story someday and have it published. I'm in to steampunk but that goes hand in hand with cosplay, and I love fashion (not really unusual but...)

Brsis
01-26-2011, 03:23 PM
All in all, people seem to think i'm geeky than a weirdo outside of cosplay and belly dance (I also want to try burlesque among other dance styles). =/

Burlesque is hella fun. Seriously awesome. And if you can sew, and make your own outfits/props, it's actually halfway profitable (Still only halfway, mind) and you stand out from the crowd like woah (I'm assuming you're talking Dita/Lili St Cyr/Gypsy Rose Lee burlesque and not Pussy Cat Dolls/Burlesque-the-movie cabaret dancing, which I know zero about)

Kitten_Bomb
01-26-2011, 04:31 PM
I've raised hedgehogs as a hobby for about 15 years, and published a book on the topic. People think that is kind of an odd hobby. I also do wildlife care, mostly with birds- the neighborhood kids all know to bring broken wild things to me and I'll know what to do.

Wow that's amazing =D i've always looked up to people like that, the closest I got was looking after some 'cancerus' rats some women didn't want, she just brought them to the vets and was just like "yeah, I dont really gget on with them so just put them down"
I managed to have them for 6 months! =D
I cant wait to do something like that again ^^
It's adorable your the one people go to for hurt animails, praise to yeee!

As an animal activist, I enjoy hunting and fishing.

In context, that's relatively uncommon. Incidentally, most professional hunters tend to be the most environment-conscious of all the people I know. Even more so than some of the more bloody, bleeding heart activists.

Oh, I also am almost obsessed with vacuuming and vacuums in general. Like, really, really.

I'm surprised I actually admitted that, here.

I've never heard of someone being into vacumming ^^ but then again I don't have carpets, maybe im missing oout here =P

J.Kazama
01-26-2011, 04:40 PM
@ J. Kazama, Crocheting is awesome! My friends nicknamed me grandma though.

Haha, my mom started doing the same. Every time she talks with my sister and I'm crocheting she's like "Oh, you mean GRANNY? Yeah, she's crocheting...LIKE AN OLD WOMAN!"

@ Bloo de Berries: I also research about....well, everything I can get my hands on during my free time xD So that might be uncommon too.

Pocketfightr
01-26-2011, 04:55 PM
Thought I'd jump in on the crocheting bit... I find amusement in the fact one of the old ladies here at work actually comes to me to help her with her crocheting. (And my grandma may have started because of me...) I have to keep correcting another old lady here that I'm not knitting, I'm crocheting. Otherwise, yea, I get the bugs-crawling-out-of-my-ears look when I tell people I crochet.

EgnirysFaye
01-26-2011, 08:23 PM
I wouldn't say unusual as it is becoming more popular now, but a lot of people down on belly dance in a negative way=/



Ohh! I had done tribal belly dancing for 5 years myself! Hang in there!

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Let's see..I don't think I have anything remotely wierd...I also do other dances *points to avatar* though that was a hobby that I hid for a long time. Many folks called ballet an activity that was sissy, restrictive, boring and anti-feminist to my face for a good while. But now I am more open to admit doing it (In all sense, contrary to what some are led to believe, to me it is probably one of the most liberating things ever. I feel so free whenever I get on my tippy toes lol)

I have played/loved soccer and horsebackriding for a number of years, and enjoy archery.

I also really like target shooting, thanks to my dad being in the military in the past. Taught me everything there is to know about being a marksman lol I know that freaked out a lot of people. Though at the same time, sort of impressed some of my bosses at previous jobs. If a customer or tourist gets rowdy, just get the employee who knows how to yield a gun....



Oh yes, travelling is awesome and am interested in paranormal phenomenon. And I am a massive bookworm and fascinated by history and osteology/conservation/artifacts.



So...guess the most unusual of that list is shooting rifles, ghosts and enjoying working with historical items and bones. But hey, a plus side with working with dead people - they can't rudely talk back at ya :D

nannyogg
01-26-2011, 08:51 PM
BEST. HOBBY. EVER.

I love hedgehogs. Like you wouldn't believe. I didn't even realise you COULD raise hedgehogs as pets, I'm lucky to see one or two a year when they hide under our shed and taunt the cats.

My little guys are the African hedgehogs... they were imported really briefly into the US (late 80s into the early 90s), and were apparently considered pests in the area they were taken from. Nobody knew much about them at the time, and their care needs are really different from the European hedgies, so there was a strong need to figure out how to best care for them. It's been great because I've been able to work with wildlife care workers in Africa, and transfer back some of what's been learned to helping with wildlife rehab efforts there. :)


One of my favorites so far has been the "Grandma Throwing Away Spot" just outside of Tokyo. It's just a pit that local legend holds has been used over the last 500 years to toss old, unwanted family members down. It's kind of hilarious ... but also creepy. I don't think any grandmas ever actually went down the hole but everyone within a 20 kilometer radius SWEARS thousands of grannies and grandpas haunt the spot.

...they also want to take your photo standing in front of it ^^;;

Oh, now that is creepy!



One shrine we went to had a collection of sexy roots. Sexy roots are roots that appear to have genetalia. They were displayed in pairs... one "boy" root to one "girl" root... Someone has a dirty mind (and very vanilla taste in pairings).

LOL, I've seen pictures of some of those, but never imagined there'd be a collection!

Some of my favorite odd spots are Quigley's Castle (the description is important to read to understand it; and the pics don't do justice to how amazingly cool it is): http://www.quigleyscastle.com/
The 1950's all electric house: http://www.jocomuseum.org/visit.shtml
The City Museum in St. Louis: http://www.citymuseum.org/home.asp
The Garden of Eden (in Kansas!): http://www.garden-of-eden-lucas-kansas.com/
Big Brutus (you can climb to the top and find out if you're afraid of heights...) http://www.bigbrutus.org/

ShinobiXikyu
01-27-2011, 12:08 AM
Uhhh, I collect coins, which isn't that uncommon, but I've done it since I was a kid, so a lot are surprised I'm an avid collector at such a young age.... and over the years, I've learned to fluently write in Tolkien's elvish tengwar scripts (and to some extent, speak it).....and a lot of decor has it on it as a result. Recently embroidered a lovely pillowcase bordered in tengwar and am working on a sheet set....
I also study and to some extent practice (as in, on family members and me) herbalism. I'm actually pretty good at it. Dunno why I don't go for an official qualification.

Oh, and frogs. I LOVE catching frogs. I'm 21 and still run tothe pond with a net to grab huge bullfrogs.

SailorEarth
01-27-2011, 12:41 AM
I collect My Little Ponies. I've got a lot of the newer ponies (G3's), but now I'm mostly trying to stick to the original ones from the 80's to early 90's (G1's). I collect a few other 80's toys also but not as avidly. I also collect Asian ball jointed dolls but that's not terribly uncommon in this crowd :D

Mangochutney
01-27-2011, 12:58 AM
I brew beer. Moderate success so far: plans include a Breakfast Stout (oatmeal and coffee), horehound brown ale for fall, and sake. Sake uses the same equipment, I figure why not? Turns out you can get a culture going by chewing up a wad of rice and dropping it back into the fermenter. That's rad, and it -will- happen. So rarely does one get a chance to spit in people's drinks and have them like it.

Michi
01-27-2011, 03:24 PM
I decided that my Dragon Quest slime collecting hobby counts as plenty uncommon, too. My main thing is collecting slime plushies, and I have 58 of them. But I also collect slime items in general. I have towels, pouches (one I use for makeup and the other I use for pens & pencils), a coin purse, salt & pepper shakers, mugs, cups, a spoon, keychains, a backpack, and more -- all slime themed. Attached is a picture of just the plushies.


Holy Jesus....You have Sanbitter in there. You rock! <3
Put Leninade, Jack Black's and Loli's Cherry Pop on your list. Those are good drinks I promise. I want to say things like Sonoma and Fentimans but they'd be too expensive and probably a little too strange for you. Have you tried Moxie?

......

Looks Like Orange Tastes Like Grape is another weird one.
Aphrodite is tasty.
If you like root beers like I do you might want to try Dad's, Empire, Faygo, Frostie, Rat Bastard, Mason's, Sea Dog and Sparky's. That's about all the interesting ones I know.

My only warning is do not drink Sex or The Maxx. They will destroy you. :/

Sanbitter was disgusting though. I made my boyfriend finish it off. He may have just tossed it, haha.

Actually, there are caps from Frostie's, Rat Bastard, and Sea Dog in the picture! (Sea Dog is a plain gold cap, but I decided it got to be the only plain gold cap in my collection. I just had to write down what it was. Hahaha.) I have a Faygo cap in there too, but it wasn't from their root beer. I don't think I've even seen it before! And since that picture, I've had Leninade and Dad's Root Beer. I think Leninade had a few different caps though, so I'm gonna have to get it again to get the rest for my collection. I did the same thing with Henry Weinhard (my faaaavorite root beer) as they have 5 different types of caps. :)

I will try to look for the others you listed though!


Michi: You have some really good ones in there, like Boylan's and Henry Weinhard's. There's a place in Chico, California that serves at least 60 different root beers. I must have tried at least 5 when I went there.

ALSO MICHI!
I know it may be difficult to find, but you MUST try Bundaberg Ginger Beer! (http://www.knightsmeats.com.au/product_images/m/201/bundaberg_ginger_beer_375ml__94574_zoom.jpg) (It's non-alcoholic despite the word beer) Amongst all soda's I've tried (and I like trying new ones all the time) it's the smoothest and has flavor like none other. 500% delicious!

Henry Weinhard's is definitely my favorite root beer out of all the ones I've tried. I like Boylan's a lot too, though I think my second favorite was Sprecher. That's just bottled types though, because BJ's Restaurants makes fantastic root beer in-house and I wish they'd make it in bottles too!

I do like ginger beer, especially by Reed's, so I'll try to find that one. :bigtu:


I brew beer. Moderate success so far: plans include a Breakfast Stout (oatmeal and coffee), horehound brown ale for fall, and sake. Sake uses the same equipment, I figure why not? Turns out you can get a culture going by chewing up a wad of rice and dropping it back into the fermenter. That's rad, and it -will- happen. So rarely does one get a chance to spit in people's drinks and have them like it.

That's awesome, my step uncle does that too. He lives in Japan and has like, a little beer making crew of friends.


Slime picture below!

Arlette
01-27-2011, 03:48 PM
Um, I collect teddy bears and write fanfiction.

I guess those are uncommon hobbies, I have no idea. I guess I could lie and say that I write fanfiction about collecting teddy bears. That might be more unusual, but would also make me sound crazy.

squ33k t0y
01-27-2011, 04:48 PM
I like to drive around a lot? (Assuming I have the money for gas. >>; ) And I guess just wandering around in general.

I also like people watching.

Spiritman
01-27-2011, 05:04 PM
im a puppeteer and i always get a surprised "Really?" when i tell people thats my job and hobby

DaemonForce
01-27-2011, 05:42 PM
Sanbitter was disgusting though. I made my boyfriend finish it off. He may have just tossed it, haha.
Clearly neither of you have had Brainwash or Black Lemonade. I wouldn't be at all surprised if they're now doing the red vs. blue variation for their line. That stuff is so nasty that you'll agree after a sip and want the Sanbitter instead. -_-' I'd take the 3oz vial of deliciously bitter red stuff than down a bottle of bluish black stuff that doesn't wash down all that well.

*digs through the PS archive...*
Blue Fusion Energizer
Love Potion No.69 (DO NOT DRINK! -_-)
Stewart's Key Lime
NO-CAL
Wild Ride(Too sexy for you)
Saranic Root Beer
Big Bear Root Beer
X
Dublin Dr. Pepper

If you liked Leninade try drinking it the next time you go out for noodles. You will be so f'ing happy and you'll wonder what you ever did without this stuff. <3 I don't like ginger ales but I do still like ginger beers. I think Blenheim was the cause of this way back when. Knetic Energy is a weird one. XTZ will warp you(the mints give me an allergy but they're great). If you ever manage to find a root beer Faygo, hide it or you won't be alive for very long. Blame the insane assclown posse for raiding all the good cheap soda. You might have to special order if you really want the stuff. I know I couldn't get ahold of it from uptown Scott. For some reason thinking about all this makes me remember my fondness of Reed's ginger chews. Those would keep me so warm during a freezing morning in downtown Phoenix but like any 1lb bag of ginger, I go through it like candy.

Obviously sodas were a very delicious and exciting hobby of mine while I was there. I was dropping upwards of $20 every other day on a 12 pack of random colas just because I could and if I were to go back I would probably pick right back up again. I might return someday. :D

DarkFujin
01-28-2011, 03:42 AM
Looks Like Orange Tastes Like Grape is another weird one.


*brofist* I didn't think anyone else knew of that one.

Just a little warning about Leninade: sometimes it has a screw-off top, and sometimes it has a pry-off top. I don't know if that matters to you or not though, but pry-off tops can bend the cap a bit, or can be confusing when you can't get the damn thing to screw off like you thought it was supposed to (like in my case).

If you ever manage to find a root beer Faygo, hide it or you won't be alive for very long. Blame the insane assclown posse for raiding all the good cheap soda.

Is Faygo root beer really that hard to find? My local beverage shop has Faygo in every flavor, and just about ever grocery store has at least Faygo root beer. Maybe there's just not a lot of juggalos in my area?

Speaking of Faygo, is it even good? My mom drinks Faygo root beer, but I always just kind of associated it with Insane Clown Posse and assumed it tasted like crap.

With all that said, I started to collect bottlecaps at one point before realizing that I don't really drink soda. I'll drink it occasionally with friends or whatever, but I try to stay away from caffeinated sodas. I kind of miss certain sodas sometimes, like Coke, but I have my reasons for not drinking it.

As for my hobbies, video games/comics/the occasional anime/cosplay/etc. actually pretty much are my unusual hobbies. Other than that, I like normal things like music, art, design, knitting, etc. I guess my unusual thing is that I know a lot about theme parks, especially Disney theme parks. It's actually, though, because I love technology and how things work, so I'm really interested in the cool technology behind things like, say, the rotating room or telescopic boulder room in Indiana Jones Adventure (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gubF0TmdHBs). Ever since I was a kid I've always wanted to break down on all the rides at Disneyland so I could see it with the lights on and see how everything works. However, as a side-effect to studying Disney technology, I now know stupid things, for example, all the lyrics to Yo Ho.

So, I guess Disney is a hobby?

Blood_Sword
01-28-2011, 04:35 AM
I'm a kendoka, meaning I train kendo. That's not the most normal thing to do... not here in Finland at least. I don't know if I do so much more "things-that-normal-people-often-aren't-aware-of"...

Well, I collect Pokémon cards too, but those are pretty well-known, or at least was back in the day when every kid collected them. (the first generation)
Although I'm kinda old for collecting cards now, or ehm, in their eyes probably I am.
It maybe is kinda weird for someone my age, but maybe not that uncommon in general? I mean, there are lots of collectors after all.

SourCherryTwist
01-28-2011, 05:19 AM
shooting for me. Its fairly unusual for my gender/age to be a competitive marksman, but here I am. I love it. I like to think Im pretty good at it, hahaha...my twin as well. we used to compete together when we were younger.

TR Rose
01-28-2011, 09:23 AM
Is Faygo root beer really that hard to find? My local beverage shop has Faygo in every flavor, and just about ever grocery store has at least Faygo root beer. Maybe there's just not a lot of juggalos in my area?

Speaking of Faygo, is it even good? My mom drinks Faygo root beer, but I always just kind of associated it with Insane Clown Posse and assumed it tasted like crap.
I'm originally from PA, and Faygo is everywhere. It's the standard "non big-name" soda - not Coke or Pepsi product. But outside of the northeast, it's almost impossible to find. Never realized it until we moved to Texas and not a Faygo to be found.

I never realized it had any connotations other than just being soda...

Brsis
01-28-2011, 09:27 AM
Let's see..I don't think I have anything remotely wierd...I also do other dances *points to avatar* though that was a hobby that I hid for a long time. Many folks called ballet an activity that was sissy, restrictive, boring and anti-feminist to my face for a good while. But now I am more open to admit doing it (In all sense, contrary to what some are led to believe, to me it is probably one of the most liberating things ever. I feel so free whenever I get on my tippy toes lol)

Ballet is so beautiful, and feminine, and emotional... and bloody hard work! I really respect you for keeping it up. I had lessons a while back (It was on my 'this is something I really want to do!' list for ages) but the teacher was pretty mean and I ended up having to stop for health reasons. I'd love to give it another go... Or at least just learn how to work point shoes without resorting to foetal position on the floor in agony.

chibi_kitsune
01-28-2011, 09:49 AM
Burlesque is hella fun. Seriously awesome. And if you can sew, and make your own outfits/props, it's actually halfway profitable (Still only halfway, mind) and you stand out from the crowd like woah (I'm assuming you're talking Dita/Lili St Cyr/Gypsy Rose Lee burlesque and not Pussy Cat Dolls/Burlesque-the-movie cabaret dancing, which I know zero about)

Yeah, talking about the classic Burlesque. I never seen the movie or know anything about the Pussy Cat Dolls so I can't really say much about them.

I never tried to make an outfit or props for that, but that seems kind of fun and sort gives me items for future costumes and characters. Corsets seem like a challenge to make though, but might help improve sewing skills. I was going to make a Belly Dance/Middle Eastern Dance costume though.

Fizz
01-28-2011, 12:02 PM
I collect the plashes of my favorite video game character and I also have alot of plastic lizards

Michi
01-28-2011, 05:31 PM
Just a little warning about Leninade: sometimes it has a screw-off top, and sometimes it has a pry-off top. I don't know if that matters to you or not though, but pry-off tops can bend the cap a bit, or can be confusing when you can't get the damn thing to screw off like you thought it was supposed to (like in my case).

The one I had was a twist-off. Most of my caps are twist-offs. I have some that needed to be pried off that were done with absolute care. Haha. So my collection includes mostly smooth caps, which are important to me. Very few have any dings or indents, and that makes me happy.

Also I think your interest in Disneyland ride technology is awesome. I love Disneyland and I love its rides!

Brsis
01-28-2011, 05:42 PM
Yeah, talking about the classic Burlesque. I never seen the movie or know anything about the Pussy Cat Dolls so I can't really say much about them.

I never tried to make an outfit or props for that, but that seems kind of fun and sort gives me items for future costumes and characters. Corsets seem like a challenge to make though, but might help improve sewing skills. I was going to make a Belly Dance/Middle Eastern Dance costume though.

Hahah, jolly good - I thought I'd ask, as I've made a few people really uncomfortable recently by lending them books after they expressed an interest, and then they got upset because there were naked people in it >.> Don't watch the movie, it's rubbish, and there is no actual burlesque in it.

Corsets are not that hard at all! If you can sew a straight line you can sew a corset. Fitting one, however, is quite a different matter... and getting them off while looking elegant at speed XD

DarkFujin
01-29-2011, 01:39 AM
The one I had was a twist-off. Most of my caps are twist-offs. I have some that needed to be pried off that were done with absolute care. Haha. So my collection includes mostly smooth caps, which are important to me. Very few have any dings or indents, and that makes me happy.

Also I think your interest in Disneyland ride technology is awesome. I love Disneyland and I love its rides!

On one hand, I totally agree about your caps being smooth and free of markings. I get really really bothered if things aren't straight, neat, smooth, alphabetized, etc. On the other hand, if you're going for the Fallout thing, it would be awesome to have all your caps be bent, dirty, dinged up, scratched, etc. Of course, I could never do that, I'd want everything to be clean and pretty.

As for the Disneyland thing, thanks! I'm glad at least one person doesn't think it's weird. Everyone else does.

Cadmium Polyphony
01-29-2011, 03:04 AM
I just realized one fairly uncommon hobby I have.

I write orchestral scores.

It's common among certain types in specific circles, but I'm not that type, or in that circle, so yeah.

DarkFujin
01-29-2011, 03:05 AM
I just realized one fairly uncommon hobby I have.

I write orchestral scores.

It's common among certain types in specific circles, but I'm not that type, or in that circle, so yeah.

As I band geek, I think you kick ass for doing that!

chibi_kitsune
01-29-2011, 10:58 AM
Hahah, jolly good - I thought I'd ask, as I've made a few people really uncomfortable recently by lending them books after they expressed an interest, and then they got upset because there were naked people in it >.> Don't watch the movie, it's rubbish, and there is no actual burlesque in it.

Corsets are not that hard at all! If you can sew a straight line you can sew a corset. Fitting one, however, is quite a different matter... and getting them off while looking elegant at speed XD

Yeah, I already know there is some nudity involved as it is the art of striptease. though in the past it was more about the tease and was very playful. They had humorous skits and parody's and was a bit risqué but things started changing after awhile.

Eh, I didn't like how the costumes looked anyways, I was a video for one of the songs and they just looked tacky for the most part in my opinion. With burlesque, it can either be classy and risqué or just trashy and tacky. The first part of burlesques comes from the word burla and means joke, so I think it should be playful and humorous personally.

Mental_Army
01-29-2011, 11:45 AM
i"m starting to get the idea of cosplay + airsoft. does that seem unusual?

Kildread
01-29-2011, 01:12 PM
i"m starting to get the idea of cosplay + airsoft. does that seem unusual?

Depends --- it's actually not that uncommon for people to do that sport in various settings/uniforms (I've seen S.T.A.L.K.E.R. themed airsoft discussions elsewhere).

...and to some extent, it has a small link to historical reenactments, which I just recently found out about and have been looking up info on events like crazy.

Zucchan
01-29-2011, 01:39 PM
Um... I write. Even though my club split up we have our thrice-yearly meetings where we just chill out and talk about our ideas. Once in the summer, once before school starts, and once before winter break.
...and I collect fortune cookie fortunes. I don't know if you'd really call that a hobby, but I've been doing it for a couple of years. I've amassed quite a collection.

rubyspitfire
01-29-2011, 02:00 PM
Depends --- it's actually not that uncommon for people to do that sport in various settings/uniforms (I've scene S.T.A.L.K.E.R. themed airsoft discussions elsewhere).

...and to some extent, it has a small link to historical reenactments, which I just recently found out about and have been looking up info on events like crazy.

my group was going to do turk airsoft, but it's illegal where they're located and they don't have a private area for a game. we're doing nerf and water pistols instead, which we may or may not get arrested for XD

RoninEclipse2G
01-29-2011, 02:00 PM
i"m starting to get the idea of cosplay + airsoft. does that seem unusual?
That sounds like the craziest thing I've heard in a while, and I want to try it. :toothy:

CodeShogun
01-29-2011, 02:07 PM
I do chess annotation for fun, which seems bit unusual hobby to me. I'm not that good at chess but I find it interesting how experts play the chess and what strategy they use. It has always piqued my interest since I was a kid when someone taught me how to play chess.

FunnyValentine
01-29-2011, 05:40 PM
Just realized I sing opera...that's kind of uncommon.

Yazoo_the_Kazoo
01-29-2011, 05:54 PM
I bake cakes and collect various glass bottles. Somewhat odd, I suppose...

Kerodohi
01-29-2011, 06:00 PM
I collect and alphabetize video games even if I'll never play them.
Uh, let's see, what else?
One of my favorite hobbies is probably reorganizing my room, weird as it may sound. Every few months I go on this huge cleaning spree and get rid of old junk, sort out all my clothes, organize shelves, alphabetize things. It's quite therapeutic, actually <_< >_>

DarkFujin
01-29-2011, 11:46 PM
I collect and alphabetize video games even if I'll never play them.


Psh. I have A TON of games I've never played. I think I have a compulsive buying problem, I'm serious.

Flora88
01-30-2011, 05:06 AM
I just realized one fairly uncommon hobby I have.

I write orchestral scores.

It's common among certain types in specific circles, but I'm not that type, or in that circle, so yeah.

Bad ass! You go, In Cadmium.

Brsis
01-30-2011, 06:56 AM
Yeah, I already know there is some nudity involved as it is the art of striptease. though in the past it was more about the tease and was very playful. They had humorous skits and parody's and was a bit risqué but things started changing after awhile.

Eh, I didn't like how the costumes looked anyways, I was a video for one of the songs and they just looked tacky for the most part in my opinion. With burlesque, it can either be classy and risqué or just trashy and tacky. The first part of burlesques comes from the word burla and means joke, so I think it should be playful and humorous personally.

I know what you mean! I see some really awesome comedy routines, as well as some incredibly sexy serious skits - not to mention the themed ones (BATMAN VILLIANS) - but I'm still really surprised that people A. get offended by a beautiful woman in a thong and pasties and B. would rather watch a movie about two pop stars who can't act gyrating around in to bad music in tacky costumes (At one point in the film they said something about repairing the costumes with a glue gun and I nearly throttled someone! I've spent sixty hours sewing sequins on by hand before!) than watch Dita von Teese take her clothes off >.>

Kerodohi
01-30-2011, 10:28 AM
Psh. I have A TON of games I've never played. I think I have a compulsive buying problem, I'm serious.

Thank goodness I'm not the only one!

Michi
01-31-2011, 05:53 PM
On one hand, I totally agree about your caps being smooth and free of markings. I get really really bothered if things aren't straight, neat, smooth, alphabetized, etc. On the other hand, if you're going for the Fallout thing, it would be awesome to have all your caps be bent, dirty, dinged up, scratched, etc. Of course, I could never do that, I'd want everything to be clean and pretty.

As for the Disneyland thing, thanks! I'm glad at least one person doesn't think it's weird. Everyone else does.

Hahaha, no... If I was doing the Fallout thing I wouldn't be doing one of each cap. I mean, in Fallout they certainly weren't about different types, just quantity! It's just more Fallout inspired me, and the lunchbox is where my collection lives.
I am considering eventually framing the collection, as crazy as that sounds. Like, all of them posted in nice little rows. It'd be nice to have in like, a garage or something though. I wouldn't put it up in the living room. Or maybe the bathroom... *mind wanders*

Also - Dude no way. Last night at my boyfriend's brother's house we all watched this Disneyland documentary that went behind the scenes a little. They showed how the Indiana Jones car worked, etc. It was super neat!

DarkFujin
01-31-2011, 08:31 PM
Hahaha, no... If I was doing the Fallout thing I wouldn't be doing one of each cap. I mean, in Fallout they certainly weren't about different types, just quantity! It's just more Fallout inspired me, and the lunchbox is where my collection lives.
I am considering eventually framing the collection, as crazy as that sounds. Like, all of them posted in nice little rows. It'd be nice to have in like, a garage or something though. I wouldn't put it up in the living room. Or maybe the bathroom... *mind wanders*

Also - Dude no way. Last night at my boyfriend's brother's house we all watched this Disneyland documentary that went behind the scenes a little. They showed how the Indiana Jones car worked, etc. It was super neat!

What I meant about Fallout is just how dirty and banged up everything is in that world (for obvious reasons).

Man, I still need to finish framing my Disney stuff. I finished my Adventureland shadow box, now I'm planning on doing a Fantasyland one and a Haunted Mansion one which will include Nightmare Before Christmas *sigh*

Dude, the Indiana Jones Enhanced Motion Vehicles are badass! The most impressive part of the entire ride, I think.

If you have the money, I highly recommend taking the "A Walk in Walt's Footsteps" tour next time you're down there. It's a great tour that details the making-of the park, Walt's thought-process behind some things, and a lot of awesome trivia. You don't get to backstage though, but you do get to see the lobby of Club 33 (only the lobby, but still, even that much is a once in a lifetime event) and you go to the Tiki Room as part of the tour, but you stay behind after the tour to talk about the animatronics (it was the first attraction with animatronics) and the tour guide shows you one of the flowers that's not hooked up and shows you how it works. It's freaking awesome, and I'm geeking out a bit so sorry for that.

Tours cost extra money though, so if you want something awesome you can do for free that has trivia and stuff, there are two things you can do at the Main Street train station: request to ride the tender car (right up there with the conductors. It only fits two people though, it's kind of a tight fit). The other thing you can do is request to ride the Lilly Belle (the fancy caboose). They don't always do it though, and you'll have to wait a bit since it's a specific train, but it's totally worth it.

And yeah, just tell me if I'm being too annoying here lol

Michi
01-31-2011, 08:39 PM
Yeah I'm too OCD about it. They all have to be nice! If there are multiple bottles on the shelf I will even go around and check for the nicest cap. I'm crazy.

Dude how much do the tours cost?

DarkFujin
01-31-2011, 08:52 PM
Dude how much do the tours cost?

Like, $65/person, I think? Oh, I forgot, you get lunch also, and during lunch the tour guide stays with you so you can ask her questions and whatever.

Their holiday tour is pretty awesome as well, and their other tours are more for children (except for the hella expensive one where you get your own personal dude to go make dinner reservations and stuff for you!) I really want to do the segway tour, which is the only tour at California Adventure, but they're not doing it at the moment because of all the construction around that park.

Volnixshin
02-01-2011, 12:55 AM
Traveling to coffee shops around the state, trying local recipes.

nannyogg
02-01-2011, 01:31 AM
Traveling to coffee shops around the state, trying local recipes.

I am craving the house coffee from The Black Dog (http://bdcoffeehouse.com/) right now. Sigh. It's about an hour and a half from here, and we're supposed to have a blizzard rolling in tonight so I don't imagine I'll get any, any time soon :( Their house coffee has this amazing coconutty flavor to it, I've never had another coffee like that.

Volnixshin
02-01-2011, 01:49 AM
I wish I had a bunch of hot, delicious cappuccinos rolling off a conveyor line right now. I have to awake at nine, and I can't fall asleep

Cadmium Polyphony
02-01-2011, 01:59 AM
I have to awake at nine, and I can't fall asleep

Nothing a couple of pints cant fix?

Ineedaname9
02-01-2011, 02:09 AM
Uncommon hobby of mine? Paying attention to politics/government/the world outside of America.

It makes me really sad that ^ is uncommon though... Maybe I should move to a different country where I don't feel like going to class because no one knows who George W. Bush is in said class....

Michi
02-01-2011, 02:14 AM
Thank you for the info, DarkFujin! I might look into that when my boyfriend and I go to Disneyland (hopefully) this year!

Traveling to coffee shops around the state, trying local recipes.

Dude that's awesome. Rock on.

DarkFujin
02-01-2011, 02:24 AM
Thank you for the info, DarkFujin! I might look into that when my boyfriend and I go to Disneyland (hopefully) this year!


If you're going this year, keep in mind that Star Tours 2 and The Little Mermaid ride open in May (at least Star Tours does... and I think The Little Mermaid opens around the same time as well?)

AceOfCraze
02-01-2011, 03:00 AM
My uncommon hobbies are fanfic writing and contact juggling. I will be as good as The Goblin King one day! Well technically Michael Motion but I digress...

cruentusinfeci
02-01-2011, 03:24 PM
Hah, does DDR count?
I'm obsessed with that game.

Anywho, I'd have to say my main hobby that society looks down upon is roleplaying. I can't tell you the amount of times I've heard people beating down the roleplay name. More than likely they only know about the crap out there that people write and not about the sort I'm into.
It's their loss, in all honesty.

Michi
02-01-2011, 06:34 PM
If you're going this year, keep in mind that Star Tours 2 and The Little Mermaid ride open in May (at least Star Tours does... and I think The Little Mermaid opens around the same time as well?)

I probably can't go until later this year anyway, so both of those should be open! I'm pretty stoked about The Little Mermaid (or at least the 3 year old me is). I'm not.. really.. excited about Star Tours 2. I went on Star Tours at Tokyo Disneyland last October just to know I could still ride the original even when it had closed at Disneyland. :( It was just... y'know, in Japanese.

DarkFujin
02-01-2011, 07:23 PM
I probably can't go until later this year anyway, so both of those should be open! I'm pretty stoked about The Little Mermaid (or at least the 3 year old me is). I'm not.. really.. excited about Star Tours 2. I went on Star Tours at Tokyo Disneyland last October just to know I could still ride the original even when it had closed at Disneyland. :( It was just... y'know, in Japanese.

I already know some plot spoilers about Star Tours 2, and eh. There's a major plot point that worries me.

I don't know the whole plot yet though, but it will have multiple destinations, and they said that RX24 will return (but they won't say yet HOW he's returning), so I'm hoping the original attraction will be an option as well. It makes me suspicious since Captain Ace (who is butt ugly) is the prototype to Rex, so I'm not sure how they could both be in the same attraction? Multiple destinations though, so hopefully one will be "the moon of Endor".

The thing I'm not excited for it the fact that it's in 3D. Star tours makes me motion sick already. Ugh.

Also, this is always relevant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRIr6Bz15vM

sharkninja666
02-01-2011, 09:35 PM
hmmm weird hobbies you say? well I'm sure there is nothing wrong with being a pirate in my spare time. Yes i said a pirate. If all works out I may even have a paying job as a pirate for the summer

DireKitty
02-01-2011, 10:08 PM
Hmm odd hobbies...

I take nearby random trails and mark down which ones are good or not. I should likely start a blog on that. I try and take 1 new trail a week, and the rest of the days I re-take the older ones I like...

I'm also getting into dog agility and roller-blading with my dog

ShinobiXikyu
02-01-2011, 11:12 PM
Taking random trails is fun. So is geocaching. My boyfriend and I have lately started getting into that hobby... more productive than treasure hunting (though lol, we STILL haven't ACTUALLY found any of the caches...X_X) and great exercise.

nannyogg
02-02-2011, 11:32 AM
Taking random trails is fun. So is geocaching. My boyfriend and I have lately started getting into that hobby... more productive than treasure hunting (though lol, we STILL haven't ACTUALLY found any of the caches...X_X) and great exercise.

I love geocaching... can't hardly wait until it's warm enough to go back out! I live in a really rural area and a lot of the caches we've found have been in beautifully ancient cemeteries... so I always bring my camera! We've found a few that were REALLY well hidden- one took us 3 trips and 7 people scouring the area!! I have the geomate jr., and that makes it really easy to hone in on the area where the cache should be.

DireKitty
02-02-2011, 06:37 PM
I want a GPS for my birthday so i can go geocaching... i take all these trails and i'm sure i'm passing some by....

Shuko
02-02-2011, 10:52 PM
Hm... well, I'm into making Flash animations, paintings, writing stories (fanfiction and original), and watching scads of anime, comedy movies, and reading tons of books. Those hobbies generally don't raise any eyebrows.

But... I also do karaoke, write erotic fiction (under a pseudonym, so don't you dare go looking!!!), watch just about any documentary on aliens, ghosts, cryptozoology, weather, and astronomy that exists on TV today, and I write java programs for fun. Since I'm a software developer, the last one doesn't surprise the folks I work with, but it does other people. And the other hobbies always surprise/horrify people... when I tell about them, that is. :p

Every person has facets, layers, secrets, whatever you want to call them. Nothing should surprise me anymore, but I'd be remiss if I said that this world and its people have no surprises left for me. :p

EgnirysFaye
02-03-2011, 10:35 PM
Ballet is so beautiful, and feminine, and emotional... and bloody hard work! I really respect you for keeping it up. I had lessons a while back (It was on my 'this is something I really want to do!' list for ages) but the teacher was pretty mean and I ended up having to stop for health reasons. I'd love to give it another go... Or at least just learn how to work point shoes without resorting to foetal position on the floor in agony.


You are very kind! Thank you. It's a pity that you had a mean teacher - at least it's reassuring to know that they are not all like that. You should definitely have another go ^_^ I'm sure you would do quite well.

Shana05
02-04-2011, 02:03 AM
It's probably not that uncommon but I make and sell bottlecap jewelry. I'll probably extend my etsy shop to other things at some point. Cosplay actually led to this. I went searching on etsy to find accessories for my Luna Lovegood costume, I ended up buying a Ravenclaw bottlecap necklace. Eventually, I wanted more bottlecap necklaces so I researched how to make them myself.

Eau de Decus
02-09-2011, 02:40 AM
Furniture.

I don't know if I'd consider it a hobby, or just me being me, but I love furniture. Whether it is browsing online for it or picking out the best piece to buy, I love it. The day I get to furnish my first house will be overwhelming.

Basically - I love interior design.

Kell-chan
02-09-2011, 02:57 AM
If all works out I may even have a paying job as a pirate for the summer

Best. Job. Ever.