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Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by damnromulans, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. The Ozzman

    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    Yeah, I have no idea how people think 'watching TV' is a hobby. I also think having one hobby can make that person kinda autistic in a sense because they overfocus on that hobby. I have 3 (or 4 if you count reading) hobbies (firearms, metalwork, drums/music). All 3 are time consuming and expensive. It gets to the point where I spend more money on the hobbies than basic shit like groceries.

    Drums you can get away with not spending a lot of money later on but the upfront cost is astronomical. After that, you only need to really spend money on sticks/heads and maybe the occasional cymbal if you crack one or a new drum pedal if the ones you have wear out. The shells are pretty much fine unless you're beating the fuck out of them when taking them to gigs. I have backup cymbals for the backups though. I went crazy when I started.

    Metalworking is also a large upfront cost with the forge and anvil (1,500 to 2,000 if you factor in getting basic shit like hammers and tongs). Luckily, you can get scrap steel for cheap right now just to fuck around. There are ways to save some money doing it, but if you really want to invest the time and energy at some point you will have to outfit yourself with the proper tools. It doesn't help that people are gouging the price of used anvils because of how popular smithing is again. People selling 85 pound used anvils for 600 bucks when I can get a brand new 115 lb anvil for 700 and discounted shipping. FOH with that shit. If it's 5 dollars a pound or below, I think that's a good deal on a used one.

    Firearms and all the accessories are expensive depending on the route you go. In all honesty, you probably only need one firearm of each configuration (handgun, shotgun, rifle) if you want to make an investment but be thrifty about it but then if you want to collect or plink then you get different ones and then if you hunt there are different configurations etc. I don't hunt so all of my shit is just to collect/because I just want this particular firearm because they aren't common. I probably have more than I'll ever need but if for whatever reason there's a breakdown in society, I'll be able to outfit my entire family with a firearm. Ammunition is probably the cheapest it will ever be right now in terms of price per round so that helps.
     
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  2. Carpe Mortem

    Carpe Mortem Benevolently Batshit

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    I think being into your career should also qualify. There's a lot of people down that route, climbing the ladder is plenty admirable.
     
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  3. Funerary_Doom

    Funerary_Doom My head is bloody, but unbowed.

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    I think hobbies are very important. I've always been someone who could fuck off into my hobbies for hours. It gives you something to talk about and if your partner understands you, or is into some of the same shit you are, then they can join in as well and you guys can ride the weird vibe which is nice. I'm more of an introvert and hobbies has always been my way to deal with pretty much anything. Recently, I've been letting people "in" like talking about the weird shit that goes on in my head and even some of the weird things I believe. It's just that... the older you get the more you see how people are full of shit. Most people aren't trying to listen to one another and just thinking about what they can say as oppose to just listening and responding organically. Stuff like this bothers me because I really enjoy true connection and like experiencing intense feelings and those things need to be organic imo. So music, and anything art related, helps me to do this and then analyze it and try to find some "truth" to write about or some take-away to discuss.

    But anyways, I think hobbies become important when you get older and are trying to find connections with people. I mean if you think about it as a kid, you would go out and play with other kids, and usually through those games you can see who you could play with and who you couldn't. We don't do that type of shit as an adult, unless you have a hobby in common. It's literally our way of "playing"
     
  4. Bloopy

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    I consider listening to music/going to live shows to be my biggest hobby, and watching movies to be a fairly major hobby as well. I like creating a bit of various crap but I'm too lazy to do much of that so it's further down the list.
     
  5. MasterpieceMesias

    MasterpieceMesias Professional Asshole

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    So, I might be going on a date with a 30 year old woman. Should be interesting. I don't know what exactly she sees in me, but idgaf I'm just glad to have a date
     
  6. Carpe Mortem

    Carpe Mortem Benevolently Batshit

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    @Funerary_Doom your last paragraph especially is so excellent. Not something brought up often if ever. I think the whole hobby thing is usually seen as a loner type endeavor when it can and should be sometimes more than that.
     
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  7. CiG

    CiG Harbinger of Metal

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    I think any good hobby should begin with self-exploration and end with communitarianism.
     
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  8. Dak

    Dak mentat

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    My "waifu" is not currently into my hobb(ies), but she's also not-not into them either. Partnerships are tough and require experience/guidance.
     
  9. Blurry_Dreams

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    had sex with Princess at train station (had to stop when her train showed up)
    then had sex with a random chick after i got downtown

    2 different girls in one day
    and that was Christmas Day BTW
     
  10. Blurry_Dreams

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    this is a pic of the girl i fucked in the water in front of Dallas City Hall



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  11. Onder

    Onder Gegen unendlich

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    The hobby topic is strange. My colleague in the lab has recently asked me about my hobbies, an older woman, could be older than my mom I guess, and I didn't know what to respond and ended up with saying my biggest hobby is music. I immediately regretted saying that as I was asked what kind of music I listened to. The fucking dialogue always goes the same. I say some weird shit like classical and death metal, I said rock this time so she could understand and she said "given you like classical, how can you also listen to rock when it has no melody" or some shit like that. Oof, not again please. This woman listens to the worst garbage on the radio and when an italian 90's pop song gets cut off before it ends she complains that they always to this with Italian songs. Ugh.

    If I said beer I would look like an unclean geezer alcoholic weirdo, so that would certainly be no better.

    I wish nobody asked me about my hobbies. Hopefully work can become even more of my hobby though, I will work on that in 2020.

    I got derailed. I don't even fucking know what I wanted to say in the first place so fuck off.
     
  12. Master_Yoda77

    Master_Yoda77 Juggalo

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    Just wanted to drop in and let all you fucks know I've been with my girlfriend almost 8 months now. Shocking, I know.
     
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  13. Funerary_Doom

    Funerary_Doom My head is bloody, but unbowed.

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    Right on, man! This is your longest yet

    Ondra's story sounds familiar. I agree it's annoying explaining your hobby to someone who doesn't get it/know of it.
     
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  14. Onder

    Onder Gegen unendlich

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    Cool. Have you moved in together yet?
     
  15. Master_Yoda77

    Master_Yoda77 Juggalo

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    Hell fucking no. We ain't about that shit.
     
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  16. Carpe Mortem

    Carpe Mortem Benevolently Batshit

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    I didn't get a place with my guy till we had been together for like.... four years I think? People always be rushing this shit. And end up fucked over and broke and not happy together.
     
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  17. Blurry_Dreams

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    so the next time someone asks about your hobbies, just say something that has nothing to do with music
     
  18. MasterpieceMesias

    MasterpieceMesias Professional Asshole

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    the woman I was briefly dating passed away. I know it wasn't anything super serious, but it still hurts. It wasn't too long ago that we were sitting in her car laughing together.

    I have been drinking to numb the pain. Only thing saving my grammar is autocorrect.

    Guys, I feel awful

    EDIT: actually, why am I posting this here. Most of you misadjusted fuck ups are incapable of sympathy
     
  19. Slammed

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    I guy I knew about 20 years ago had that happen to him. They weren't serious, although he'd brought up the idea of marriage a few times, he'd brought up the idea of them moving in together, then she up and died on him and ruined all his plans. He was distraught, cried for days and ignored the few friends he had left. It was nearly 12 months to the day before he found out the girl was not dead and it was just and excuse to get the fuck away from him. Even her parents were in on the act because he was just too clingy and wouldn't accept that she wanted to break up. When we found out the truth we spent the next week pissing ourselves laughing.

    Oops did you say something about sympathy?
     
  20. Carpe Mortem

    Carpe Mortem Benevolently Batshit

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    My condolences. You don't need to know someone well to appreciate that their death is a loss.
     

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