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Unusual hobbies


Mines urban exploration, although not many of my friends will try it with me.
Whats your most unusual interest/hobby?
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what is urban exploration? where is there to explore? i walk around the city a lot, but that's kind of normal.

veganism isn't unusual anymore. philosophy/ethics isn't very unusual either. i got nothing.

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Mines urban exploration, although not many of my friends will try it with me.
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I would be interested in urban exploration but it's easier if you have someone with you especially while trespassing to look out and stuff. I really love old abandoned/decaying places/ruins/industrial places. I've seen some really awesome photos of like abandoned power stations and hospitals before.

Weirdness is relative so lets go to the things I'm more embarrassed about instead. One is repetitively watching amv's like (spoilers):







I also read fanfiction though not as much as I did as a teenager. I usually go many months without.

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I would be interested in urban exploration but it's easier if you have someone with you especially while trespassing to look out and stuff. I really love old abandoned/decaying places ruins industrial places. I've seen some really awesome photos of like abandoned power stations and hospitals before.
One time when I was a kid I was out with my buddies and there was an old abandoned prison near the woods. Some of my buddies dared me to try to sneak inside. We approached one of the entrances and someone already had grinded or cut a hole through the door. Anyway, we squeezed through the hole and with our lighters navigated around the place and found an access to the roof. We climbed up to the roof and had a few beers; it was pretty fun. I used to love doing devious ****.

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One time when I was a kid I was out with my buddies and there was an old abandoned prison near the woods. Some of my buddies dared me to try to sneak inside. We approached one of the entrances and someone already had grinded or cut a hole through the door. Anyway, we squeezed through the hole and with our lighters navigated around the place and found an access to the roof. We climbed up to the roof and had a few beers; it was pretty fun. I used to love doing devious ****.
That does sound cool.

The closest I came was once with some people I hung out with we went to this abandoned railway warehouse though I say went there I walked past there a lot anyway daily to get to uni. I didn't actually go inside though because the ground floor was completely shut off some of the people I was with climbed in through the first floor though. I'm a bit short, I regret not trying though :/ I've seen photos of the inside online and it's cool:











Someone later set fire to it. I would occasionally catch drunk people wondering around there during the daytime, and I think there were homeless people who'd go there and do drugs and stuff.

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@Persephone thedread those are some cool photos. What you mentioned about people drinking there was the first thing that came to mind. I could totally see people puffing joints and drinking in there.

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what is urban exploration? where is there to explore? i walk around the city a lot, but that's kind of normal.

veganism isn't unusual anymore. philosophy/ethics isn't very unusual either. i got nothing.
As implied by some other commenters, its explorinf abandoned structures like houses, schools, and prisons. Ive also seen people explore tunnels! There was one me and my friends used to frequent
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I would be interested in urban exploration but it's easier if you have someone with you especially while trespassing to look out and stuff. I really love old abandoned/decaying places/ruins/industrial places. I've seen some really awesome photos of like abandoned power stations and hospitals before.

Weirdness is relative so lets go to the things I'm more embarrassed about instead. One is repetitively watching amv's like (spoilers):








I also read fanfiction though not as much as I did as a teenager. I usually go many months without.
The few times ive gone i had a small group of people. In high school id get together groups of people that would go with me. I love collecting the objects left behind, or taking pictures of them and using the internet/public records to piece together who mightve lived there. Ive been in houses and tunnels but never a power station or anything like that! What was it like?
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I did some urban exploration when I was a teenager. Ofc, I lived in the country, so it was just a bunch of abandoned farmhouses and barns and an old feed mill. (So, rural exploration.)

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Retro PCs. Thankfully I never threw out any of my old hardware, so it makes it a lot cheaper. lol

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I think you misunderstood my post, I've never been to an abandoned power station, just seen some cool photos online like:

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=mar...iw=320&bih=450

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I think you misunderstood my post, I've never been to an abandoned power station
Oh youre right! Sorry, i have a bad habit of skimming
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Don't have too many hobbies. It is something I need to start building up again.

Fragrances, going to the gym, making jewellery (though I don't do this any more, gave up cos neck), think that's the full list. Making jewellery would be unusual though I suppose.

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And everyone who lives in or near New Orleans market street power station who isn't trying to get in there and film like a music video or a YouTube video or something is seriously missing out that place is one of those most awesome looking places on the planet.

Looks like something from the set of Blade Runner 2049 or a Mako reactor.

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We do have some really kickass looking abandoned areas in town (old mason lodge - looks like a church from outside, an orphanage, old tunnel systems) but they're usually in parts of town where if you park your car it'll be gone in fifteen. I've wandered around the area in daylight but too many cops and homeless people in the way. A woman in my area used to document it all.

Hobbies that might be unusual - I assemble pocketknives from kits (basically doing the job of a Chinese factory worker lol) which I enjoy because I can get it to just the right pressure and fit. The neighbors probably hate all the hammering.
I also cast runes for fun.
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One time when I was a kid I was out with my buddies and there was an old abandoned prison near the woods. Some of my buddies dared me to try to sneak inside. We approached one of the entrances and someone already had grinded or cut a hole through the door. Anyway, we squeezed through the hole and with our lighters navigated around the place and found an access to the roof. We climbed up to the roof and had a few beers; it was pretty fun. I used to love doing devious ****.
Wow, the most i ever explored the world on my own was when i walked a couple hundred feet from my parents to explore a hotdog stand.


Anyway the closest thing i have to a hobby is this bottle of cough syrup sitting in my draws lol... i'm looking into lucid dreaming though, its actually quite a lot of fun but it is really hard to learn lol.
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