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The Isle of Beithe
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Your strangest hobbies?

Postby The Isle of Beithe » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:56 pm

I think the subject is clear enough.


I'll start:

* I frequently watch airplane take-off and landing videos on YouTube.

* The highlights of my vintage military memorabilia collection are 17 gas masks dating from WWI to the modern era.

* Cats. This might not seem strange to some, but if you have cats, then you'll understand.


Btw: Obviously you can exclude "playing NationStates" from your list.
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Postby Dark Socialism » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:00 pm

Attempting alchemy, chaos magic, oneironautics, learning about as much proto-fascist/fascist historical figures and artists as I can, collecting small statues of eastern gods like Ganesh and Phra Phrom
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Postby The Isle of Beithe » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:02 pm

Dark Socialism wrote:Attempting alchemy


A noble pursuit.

I'm a chemist in real life, but I've always secretly yearned to be an alchemist.
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Postby Orange-Bourgogne » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:04 pm

Heraldry - the science that focusses on armorial bearings, which are also -but unfortunately incorrectly- known as "coats-of-arms".
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Postby Awitha » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:06 pm

Rolepaying on nation stat- Wait I see those tiny words!

Painting tiny army men who fight against demons and orks in space.

Watching and listening to strange videos/music on YouTube

Collecting Star Wars stuff.

Collecting a libraries amount of books and then stacking them in my locker and I lend them to people.
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Postby Las Palmeras » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:07 pm

I like to read, watch, and search for information about alien abductions though I find other subjects about Ufology to be fascinating.

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I collect small fragments of potsherds I find in archaeological sites, I probably shouldn't but, eh...so far I have Teotihuacan, Cuiculco and Xochicalco down.

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Postby Dahon » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:27 pm

Constructing fictional protolanguages (from the proto-Indo-European, at least for now).
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Postby Ifreann » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:29 pm

Posting on NSG.
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Postby Chernoslavia » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:31 pm

I collect certain medieval weaponry. Star Wars novels and comics (EU canon, fuck Disney canon). Military patches, squadron insignias and roundels, ww1 and ww2 memorabilia mostly from Germany, and patches from private militias and PMCs.
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Postby The Holy Therns » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:32 pm

Reading Ifreann's posts on NSG.
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Postby East Angria » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:32 pm

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Postby Ethel mermania » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:33 pm

taking pictures of tourists taking pictures of squirrels in battery park in stead of , i dont know , taking pictures of that LARGE STATUE OF LIBERTY RIGHT IN THE FUCKING HARBOR!
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Postby The holy united capel empire » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:34 pm

Playing this game
Drawing maps

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Postby Dahon » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:34 pm

Ifreann wrote:Posting on NSG.


Wait, that's weird?
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Postby Polish Prussian Commonwealth » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:34 pm

I look at old WW2 pinups.
Not even aroused, just admire the art.

Oh, and this shit.
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Postby Dahon » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:37 pm

Ethel mermania wrote:taking pictures of tourists taking pictures of squirrels in battery park in stead of , i dont know , taking pictures of that LARGE STATUE OF LIBERTY RIGHT IN THE FUCKING HARBOR!


Lady Liberty won't go... blue in the.. fuck it, envious if you don't take shots of her flaming torch ever so often. Also, other people! Possibly creepy smiles!
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Postby Nidiot » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:39 pm

Dahon wrote:
Ifreann wrote:Posting on NSG.


Wait, that's weird?


Yeah, nobody in their right minds would do that! Oh, carp!

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Postby Avistria » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:42 pm

Pretending that neighborhoods in my area are kingdoms and that nearby businesses are conquerable land :P
we'll get that gas station near the roundabout one day, dammit...

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Postby The holy united capel empire » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:43 pm

Nidiot wrote:
Dahon wrote:
Wait, that's weird?


Yeah, nobody in their right minds would do that! Oh, carp!

oh magikarp

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Postby Dahon » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:43 pm

Nidiot wrote:
Dahon wrote:
Wait, that's weird?


Yeah, nobody in their right minds would do that! Oh, carp!


Given my mom recently dropped by my house and told me in essence that I should take time off from my political activities irl and here, I begin to see the wisdom of that.
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Postby Major-Tom » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:44 pm

Map-making for fun, horror story writing & nightly meditation. Not sure how strange those things are, but eh.
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Postby Knessniet » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:45 pm

Well now, finally a place for this.

- Researching heraldry.
- Bullion collecting.
- Researching coins. (Spent my cash on bullion, so no coins to date. Except for the gold dollar I got as change the other day.)
- Vexilliology.
- Begging God for strength. (Still waiting...)
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Postby Dahon » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:48 pm

Major-Tom wrote:Map-making for fun, horror story writing & nightly meditation. Not sure how strange those things are, but eh.


Dude, those are... pretty normal, if you're of a literary bent.

On that front, if someone drops by here claiming "writing poetry", I'll be most surprised, but for another reason.)
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Postby The holy united capel empire » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:53 pm

Ethel mermania wrote:taking pictures of tourists taking pictures of squirrels in battery park in stead of , i dont know , taking pictures of that LARGE STATUE OF LIBERTY RIGHT IN THE FUCKING HARBOR!

So you live in new amsterdam!

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Postby The Isle of Beithe » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:54 pm

Ethel mermania wrote:taking pictures of tourists taking pictures of squirrels in battery park in stead of , i dont know , taking pictures of that LARGE STATUE OF LIBERTY RIGHT IN THE FUCKING HARBOR!


I lived in NYC for 8 months, and I used to like taking pictures of people taking pictures of other people taking pictures. * We may have met.

* I stopped when someone started taking pictures of me from an unmarked black van.
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