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What are your hobbies that you consider "different"?


Me: Listening to Russian music (specially from the 80s) makes me feel comfortable, even when I'm depressed. I also like to learn languages or at least, their Phonology.
Fantasizing with a different life is also something I do regularly. Sometimes I write a whole story in my mind where I live in a different country, that I'm in a younger age and that I don't have any mental problems.

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Listening to all kinds of music, never really fixating on one genre. Time and place for it all except condom rapping, country and clam-metal

Going on solo walks when the sun is starting to set or at night when nobody is around and I can be in my own zone.

Skateboarding down/bombing large hills like a madman

Researching random topics or theories
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Sometimes I like to look at words and picture how I would think they would be pronounced if I didn’t know any English. I think of lots of different pronunciations for everything, and try to turn words with bad meanings into ones that would be nice as names, even if the word had to be reversed. I like trying to learn languages, but I don’t see it as strange.

The ones that I do think are strange:

* Going for walks inside my house, up and down the hallway. I only started that last week, but it’s fun, and I walked a few kilometres that way a week ago to get to 10,000 steps. I stop and hide if my parents might see me.

* Reading as much as I can about certain ghosts, trying to find out who they were before they died and if they were good or bad people.

* Reading about where tap water is from and how it is different in each part of Australia. I don’t read about it much, but it can be interesting sometimes.

* Editing songs and reversing them or changing the way the singer sounds so that a man sounds like a woman or a woman sounds like a man. I put them both in one song once, so they were singing together.

* Reorganising things and tidying shelves, even if they’re not mine.

* Reading a lot about baby names and their meanings.

* Thinking of every possible way to spell a name or word.

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Sometimes I like to look at words and picture how I would think they would be pronounced if I didnít know any English. I think of lots of different pronunciations for everything, and try to turn words with bad meanings into ones that would be nice as names, even if the word had to be reversed. I like trying to learn languages, but I donít see it as strange.

The ones that I do think are strange:

* Going for walks inside my house, up and down the hallway. I only started that last week, but itís fun, and I walked a few kilometres that way a week ago to get to 10,000 steps. I stop and hide if my parents might see me.
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Sometimes I put music on and pace back and forth for like an hour.
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What are your hobbies that you consider "different"?


I never thought I'd share this with anyone but I love you guys so lol

I like to "lab" my own psychology, for hours at a time. I can go a whole day just pacing around self analyzing and trying to understand how my mind works. It's my biggest passion.

(It probably sounds crazy but you have to be a little crazy to be a little genius )




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- visiting graveyards and "graving"
- visiting parks late at night
- botany, learning to plant ID and forage
- survivalism
- recording myself speaking and singing and deleting it afterwards
- natural diys
- learning about dermatology and cosmetics and doing diy cosmetics
-entomology. I want to learn to preserve specimens eventually

I probably have more but that's all for now

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I can't afford hobbies. Hobbies are usually cleverly crafted to suck money out of people who have extra money to spend (Although people eventually usually sabotage the creator's effort by finding cheaper and cheaper fixes for their habit until it isn't really that profitable anymore and then the hobby mysteriously declines in popularity).

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I guess being veganish, environmentalistish. not that I go to protests or anything like that. more of a lifestyle than a hobby. something i do every day though, cycling to work, limiting energy use etc.

for the longest time my hobby has been wanting to develop a video game. actually 2 games in mind and one p2p thing. but I never got my **** together to really get into it. played with c++ for a long time and now learning rust. pretty into it atm, but kind of a slow learner. I try to do some every day. would love to really understand p2p stuff but too dumb to get into that yet.

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I regularly go for crazy solo cross-country trips. Sometimes I can drive for 13-14 hours in a single day and not be tired at all.

A special aspect of these trips is that, due to a very limited budget, I sleep in my car. At night, I park it at rest stops, welcome centers or truck stops. I eat something, brush my teeth, wash my face. Then I make a bed out of my backseat and sleep on it in a diagonal position. It is surprisingly comfortable, and most of the time I have a very good night sleep.

The longest such trip lasted 22 days, but more commonly I go for roughly a week. On the way, I mostly visit state and national parks, as well as major city downtowns. Sometimes zoos as well: I absolutely love animals.

I've also always wanted to try surviving in the wilds, and I've always been a huge fan of survival shows, such as Man vs Wild, Survivorman, etc. Not sure what's been stopping me, honestly.

I guess, to summarise, a weird thing about me is that I love nature much more than I do civilisation. That said, I love people as well, I just don't like it how they live in cities: too crowded, too many abstract rules and traditions. Meeting someone somewhere in Mojave desert makes my day; meeting someone in a local grocery store, on the other hand, is something I forget a few seconds later.
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I enjoy pouring hard liquor into a glass and then drinking it. I'm not sure if too many people share that hobbie.

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A lot of the stuff I bother doing is a bit odd really. This is a list of some stuff I've been doing recently and some stuff I've been doing for a longer period:

Discussing/reading sexology related stuff
Reading strange political/culture war/edgelord/controversial/rationalist/Nrx/gender critical and occasionally esoteric stuff online
recording sounds I find interesting
I read fanfiction which some people think is odd in and of itself but on/off I've read some pretty weird fanfiction as well
I read weird erotica/porn
I have a bunch of characters in my mind and I kind of imagine them all and add to them in my head during moments when I'm not focusing on anything else, and come up with casts for post apocalyptic towns or other weird scenarios.
Listening to certain music genres or artists:



https://youtu.be/1S2BqntpXFQ?t=9m51s (I wanted to time stamp the above.)

Whatever the **** this is that I started watching recently very 90s cyberpunk experimental art project (because something about Nick Land and his history is hilarious to me, and how he writes horror fiction, same with Moldbug like why does he have a Marvel villain pseudonym?):


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Take a shot every time Land makes up a new word
I also think the influence a number of essentially weird/evil art student/nerd types have had on the modern culture sometimes behind the scenes and sometimes not, since especially 2010 is kind of hilarious. And the overlaps and interactions between disparate groups of maladjusted people.

Here is a random link that isn't overly controversial in itself but kind of gets at some of the amusing elements of stuff:

http://merliquify.com/blog/articles/hyperstition/

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Exulting in capitalism’s permanent ‘crisis mode,’ hyperstition accelerates the tendencies towards chaos and dissolution by invoking irrational and monstrous forces – the Cthonic Old Ones. As Land explains, these forces move through history, planting the seeds of hyperstition:

John Carpenter’s In the Mouth of Madness includes the (approximate) line: “I thought I was making it up, but all the time they were telling me what to write.” ‘They’ are the Old Ones (explicitly), and this line operates at an extraordinary pitch of hyperstitional intensity. From the side of the human subject, ‘beliefs’ hyperstitionally condense into realities, but from the side of the hyperstitional object (the Old Ones), human intelligences are mere incubators through which intrusions are directed against the order of historical time. The archaic hint or suggestion is a germ or catalyst, retro-deposited out of the future along a path that historical consciousness perceives as technological progress.
Some of the stuff I've read is very out there, dark or ****ed up, sometimes even considered so by the groups of already out there people it's directed at. Like they dive bombed out of the overton window and are half way up the garden path already.

I also occasionally read about mythology and other random stuff like that, and watch/read stuff about hallucinogenics.

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I have no idea why this video exists (but it's also randomly amusing):


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- Ya boi Q!

Unfortunately I wasn't able to go into my first critique of the "Human Security System" etc., I do think tho Land is one of the most important and naughty English Philosophers to date and Fanged Noumena is a must-read to any one who wants to consider themselves a true edgelord art student. However, knowledge of the Outside and one's ability to reach it via drugs isn't a substitute for true Spiritual power, and any psychics in my audience should WATCH OUT cause this one's a bit of a vibration bomb.

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I have no idea why this video exists (but it's also randomly amusing):
Oh there's pretty much no requirement for it to make sense for a video to make sense anymore. There's a video for every occasion. Then there's a video absolutely no reason. And 50 million clones of it.

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Oh there's pretty much no requirement for it to make sense for a video to make sense anymore. There's a video for every occasion. Then there's a video absolutely no reason. And 50 million clones of it.
lol yeah. I found it while looking for the meltdown video I posted, it seems like all of his other videos are like this as well and someone brought up /lit/ (4chan board,) and this does seem like 4channish diaspora to me.

It makes a small amount of sense if you get all the Nick Land references in the video (by knowing anything at all about him,) but if not the delivery and other stuff just make it completely insane. It's like my mind when I haven't slept for a long time and/or ate tons of chocolate.

Somewhat entertaining though. Comments are too:

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My two main preoccupations atm are designing a better form of talk therapy and writing weird porn. When I was younger I was into occultism and tabletop RPGs. A few years ago I was addicted to modding videogames. When I was a kid I collected comic books and was obsessed with dinosaurs. I thought for sure I was going to be a paleontologist.

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I wouldn't say my hobbies are particularly strange - I just collect (and sometimes sell) rare and old books. I guess part of is pretty obscure because I particularly like finding very rare Australiana or very old dust-jackets. (printed mostly before 1900 - not many around.) I love old and/or good quality paper and beautiful book bindings.
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I enjoy pouring hard liquor into a glass and then drinking it. I'm not sure if too many people share that hobbie.

i enjoy this hobby as well


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