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Dante Rising
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« on: August 02, 2016, 09:06:33 PM »

Gaming takes up most of my leisure time, but besides that I have a few other hobbies:

-Reading books and graphic novels
-Binging on Netflix TV episodes
-Martial arts

I practice martial arts twice a week, and go to the gym three times a week. Nothing serious, I just do both to get some exercise and stay in shape. Netflix is spent with my better half, curled up on the couch. We are currently enjoying Stranger Things.  At bedtime, I curl up with a book or comic book. Currently, I'm reading The Massive, which is much better than I anticipated.

What are your hobbies?
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2016, 09:29:06 PM »

I'm behind in the reading of books and periodicals, I do boardgaming on occasion, and I'm ignoring my scale models, to say nothing of the tv and movie backlog.

At least, when I'm watching Netflix, I'm usually on the stationary bike.

I also have a wife, dog, and newish house with plenty of things to address.
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2016, 09:48:21 PM »

Gardening when it's the season. Watching movies. Reading (mostly news). That's about it.
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2016, 12:00:08 PM »

As of late tinkering with Raspberry Pi's (going to make a MagicMirror), learning new programming languages, pimping out my (new to me) car & reading. I'd love to get back into flying RC planes someday, just don't have the $$ for it now.
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2016, 12:32:40 PM »

I'm a huge college football fan (GO UTES!) and a metal aficionado, but that's about it.  I occasionally watch movies or shows on long flights, but I wouldn't consider it a hobby per se.

Outside of work (which involves lots of travel), kids, and gaming, I don't have much time for anything else. 
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2016, 01:25:15 PM »

Well, when I'm not writing freelance, I'm just writing for fun. Big fan of free verse poetry and flash fiction. I did NaNoWriMo last year and it was a blast!
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2016, 03:13:27 PM »

Reading, internet, movies, Netflix, Hulu...

One of my big problems is that I don't really have any other hobbies that have stuck with me.  At least no real active ones.  I guess I got a cat a few months ago, but I wouldn't really call having a pet as a hobby.

I have tried RC cars, model building, painting minis, disc golf, and several others and nothing really sticks. 
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2016, 06:17:16 PM »

Watching TV (I do consider it a hobby given how many shows I watch), movies, comics and volleyball.  Hmmm that's about it I guess.  I do collect lots of toys and electronics and other assorted crap but I'm not sure that's considered a hobby.  Right now I'm in a Funko Pop phase.
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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2016, 07:30:31 PM »

I could add cooking to my list, although it's a bit of a stretch since it doubles as a survival skill. If we're going to include survival skills, then add beer appreciation, too.
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2016, 11:48:42 PM »

Mostly entertaining a 2 1/2 year old.

Otherwise:
Ultimate Frisbee (in a weekly league 3 seasons a year)
Tae Kwon Do (I'm an out of shape 2nd degree black belt) - not very active post-child...
Books - get into a kick on occasion, then decide I don't have time for a while
Collect scifi/fantasy art
Fantasy sports
Work  crybaby
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« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2016, 03:30:51 AM »

Computers (Does that count anymore?)
Astronomy
& effectively, Telescope Making. I just recently finished a hand-made mirror that won first-place in a competition and will be building a telescope for it.
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« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2016, 04:53:21 AM »

My main hobby, believe it or not, is writing. Writing is also my full-time job. Lots of reading, internet, not so many games as I used to play. I love high tech audio stuff and have a ridiculous headphone collection. I run off to do 4 or 5 conventions a year and they are always a blast. I'd do a convention every month if there were enough close to me.
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« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2016, 02:41:07 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2016, 07:25:50 AM »

I read and play some soccer/futsal. Recently, I've started getting into chess. I've always known how the pieces move but not how to play (ie. What the strategies are) so I'm getting more and more into that.
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« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2016, 03:52:49 AM »

Urban exploring. 
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« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2016, 05:23:28 PM »

Trail biking, going to the gym, reading sci-fi/fantasy.  Thtat's what i used to do anyways, before deciding to finally go back and finish my degree.  Now its just school work.
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« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2016, 10:23:37 PM »

Quote from: WalkingFumble on August 20, 2016, 03:52:49 AM

Urban exploring. 

urban exploring? What is that? I have visions of you walking into the wrong alley and getting a beat down for your exploratory nature.
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« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2016, 04:20:10 AM »

music listening/collecting and concert attending...lots of music-related things. also computers (programming, Linux OS), drawing, board games (abstract strategy), volunteering for the local public radio station. dabble in astronomy, model-building and electronics repair.
stopped going to Tai Chi (Wudang style) due to starting to have a social life again. will start again soon.
i was going to say 'bonsai raising', but my bonsai is not doing so well at the moment...
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« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2016, 06:52:01 AM »

Quote from: Dante Rising on August 22, 2016, 10:23:37 PM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on August 20, 2016, 03:52:49 AM

Urban exploring. 

urban exploring? What is that? I have visions of you walking into the wrong alley and getting a beat down for your exploratory nature.

Maybe catching pokemon. smile
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« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2016, 02:02:31 PM »

Quote from: Victoria Raverna on August 26, 2016, 06:52:01 AM

Quote from: Dante Rising on August 22, 2016, 10:23:37 PM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on August 20, 2016, 03:52:49 AM

Urban exploring.  

urban exploring? What is that? I have visions of you walking into the wrong alley and getting a beat down for your exploratory nature.

Maybe catching pokemon. smile


Urban exploring is that thing where you go deep into either abandoned structures or get into usually unseen parts of used structures.  It's like city spelunking.

That's pretty cool.
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« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2016, 06:03:39 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 26, 2016, 02:02:31 PM

Quote from: Victoria Raverna on August 26, 2016, 06:52:01 AM

Quote from: Dante Rising on August 22, 2016, 10:23:37 PM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on August 20, 2016, 03:52:49 AM

Urban exploring.  

urban exploring? What is that? I have visions of you walking into the wrong alley and getting a beat down for your exploratory nature.

Maybe catching pokemon. smile


Urban exploring is that thing where you go deep into either abandoned structures or get into usually unseen parts of used structures.  It's like city spelunking.

That's pretty cool.
By me that's called trespassing...
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« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2016, 06:33:17 PM »

My version of urban exploring is just trying to find a place that makes a good burrito or gyro.   icon_biggrin
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« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2016, 06:51:00 PM »

Quote from: Punisher on August 26, 2016, 06:03:39 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 26, 2016, 02:02:31 PM

Quote from: Victoria Raverna on August 26, 2016, 06:52:01 AM

Quote from: Dante Rising on August 22, 2016, 10:23:37 PM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on August 20, 2016, 03:52:49 AM

Urban exploring.  

urban exploring? What is that? I have visions of you walking into the wrong alley and getting a beat down for your exploratory nature.

Maybe catching pokemon. smile


Urban exploring is that thing where you go deep into either abandoned structures or get into usually unseen parts of used structures.  It's like city spelunking.

That's pretty cool.
By me that's called trespassing...

Okay, Punisher, maybe take some time before pulling that trigger.

It's not always trespassing.  Or, it's legally malleable, at least.

And, in fact, urban explorers can be a very valuable resource for companies and archeologists.

It's a dangerous hobby, for sure, and I'm sure there are some that cross into grey areas of legality (or right over it), but it's so far away from anything I would ever try, that I can't help but be impressed.


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