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Last, but not least of your requests, a thread for you all to discuss your hobbies not covered by the music, writing, reading, gaming and films threads
Are you a scrapbook fan? A budding jewellery designer? A cartoon illustrator? A sports fan? Maybe you take part in amateur dramatics/ local theatre? Share your love of your hobbies with your forum friends, you may find they enjoy them too!
Normal forum rules apply, and before anyone posts it.. alcohol consumption & clubbing is not a suitable all ages topic!
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Sep 5 10 12:03 PM

Well one of my biggest hobbies these days is writing my own piano covers of popular songs. I use my keyboard so multiple back beats can be used for the pop-ish kind of songs, but for certain songs that are meant to be like, beautiful and stuff, I would use my grandfathers grand piano to get that authenticity. For example, Airplanes by BOB I do on the grand piano, but when I play pokerface, I use the keyboard. It's really time consuming and it's feels so good when you get a song just right.

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Sep 5 10 1:26 PM

So, my oldest and biggest hobby is reading. At the age of 9, I've read something like 150 books, or more, as I remember.
Others... I like taking photographs. Mostly of clouds, or, if I'm near to the sea, then of the waves. I really like reading about or learning history (ancient ages are my favorite, or WWII). It's quite strange, but I really like swords (and some of the daggers).

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Sep 5 10 2:28 PM

Let's see, I love reading as well. I had to get a new book case because they wouldn't fit anymore. I'm currently stealing all kinds of books from my parents. And just like Thalion I like history, for the biggest part the ancient history. Like Maya's, Inca's, Egyptians etc. All the interesting civilizations.

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Sep 5 10 2:49 PM

Yes, yes. When I was a child (well, I still am ), I used to read a lot about Egyptian and Pre-Columbian history. Now I'm more interested in Roman and Greek culture, but Mr. Scott's books encourage me to learn more about the Aztec culture.

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Sep 5 10 3:41 PM

My hobbies... first and foremost, I'm a writer. I write for my school's online newspaper, and I'm currently writing a novella-ish story, which I plan on pitching to Tor (an online fantasy magazine) before the end of the year.

I play piano, I love origami, and I'm thinking about taking up knitting... if I have the patience and manual dexterity necessary... XD

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Sep 5 10 4:46 PM

My hobbies.... tubing, swimming, knitting, I want to learn piano, origami, baking, stamp collecting, drawing, watching movies, listening to music, and of course, the forum and reading!!

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Sep 5 10 5:40 PM

My hobby that will never change: reading. I read fairytales and folktales when i was kid, then romance and mystery when i was pre-teen and now fantasy, myths and history... My major now in college only encourages me more to read: English Literature.
I have other hobbies too: listening to music and watch movies. I love classical music and songs with beautiful lyrics. And oh, i sometimes act in a theater too... To think about it again, all of my hobbies related to stories... O_O

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Sep 5 10 7:08 PM

My hobbies.. hmm.. First of all I love reading. I try to read everyday (except when I have exams when there's no time ) I find it relaxing. I also like, listening to music, and I absolutely LOVE photography.

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Sep 5 10 8:22 PM

My number one hobby is sculpting. I like to make 3D versions of video game characters. I'm one of the few boys at my school who cares about art. I love reading about greek mythology. flamelssecret/read.gif I drew a picture of Clarent and Excalibur the twin blades of fire and ice i plan to upload them to the website

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Sep 6 10 12:45 AM

Hobbies, hobbies. I love to listen to upbeat music while laying completely still. It helps me relax and calm down; I call it my music coma.

Also, I enjoy listening to music while reading, if the music doesn't distract me too much from the plot of the story.

Un-music or reading-related hobbies of mine include swimming in the public pool, drawing people or horses, or playing with our 3 cats.

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Sep 6 10 1:44 AM

When I was a kid, my hobby was running around in circles around my dog... XD

Anyways, my hobbies right now is drawing (I got a Deviant art account C: If you want to know the link and see it, PM me C: ), playing the piano, reading and critiquing my friend's works (lol, I want her to be better than me in drawing XD )

I'm planning to draw Josh and Sophie
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Sep 6 10 5:41 PM

Does anyone like cartoons?
I love Garfield - along with drinking coffee. Coffee is like water to me. Maybe I'm addicted to it. Anyway, I love Garfield, Calvin and Hobbes, and the old classicals.

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Sep 6 10 5:57 PM

Yeah I like cartoons I like garfield as well and Donald Duck and a Dutch/Belgian cartoon called Suske and Wiske. I love them especially the Donald Duck.

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Sep 7 10 8:48 AM

I.. don't know where to start... Reading is a sort of pre-requisite... not really a hobby for me since I've doing from about three.

I do a lot of artsy stuff.. painting and drawing in general (at one stage I was going to be a cartoonist for my old school newsletter but that never happened due to some weird turn of events). Right now I have like three canvases just waiting to be filled, a few sketchbooks, and I really want to try drawing Cernunnos walking through the streets of London to attack Pally and Shakespeare's fort (you all know the scene I mean.)

I like "composing" music.. but I have a problem when it comes to writing it down. It's not that I can't read/write it, I just can't get what's in my head to translate onto the page and my piano playing isn't at the point that I can play everything I write (it's weird). I play piano, a bit of guitar and some (very basic) drums... I used to play flute but we're talking a very long time ago here. I also sing and am capable of acting, did dance for a while but right now am kind of un-co.

I'm getting quite good a photo-editing and some basic graphic design. I really want to get a camera and get into photography but right now due to lack of "fundage" I cannot afford one. (Also, a random tidbit: I like taking photos, I'm the last person you'll ever see in one though.)

I also knit and crochet. I kinda like getting into philosophical and existential arguments late at night, actually just arguing in general is something I fin fun. And finally, I write.

So obviously -- I don't sleep much.

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Sep 7 10 3:12 PM

QUOTE (Thalion @ September 06, 2010 05:41 pm)
Does anyone like cartoons?
I love Garfield - along with drinking coffee. Coffee is like water to me. Maybe I'm addicted to it. Anyway, I love Garfield, Calvin and Hobbes, and the old classicals.

I love cartoons! We jokingly call my sister's female cat Garfield because of her excessive eating habits and overlarge stomach. I love it when a cartoonist captures the essence of cat within a comic. It makes me laugh even when it is the simplest of jokes.

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Sep 7 10 4:27 PM

It's nice to be associated with so many interesting people. I have a lot of weird hobbies lol.

Of course I love reading, when I go to the library I feel completely at ease, I have so many books that I need another bookcase(my bf hates this by the way...the man cannot read well and he doesn't understand how I can read for hours. but he has agreed to make me a cherry bookcase lol)

I collect swords, knives and daggers. I have a very very nice samurai sword that my bf found for me in Shanghai, it is a womans sword and hand painted and lacquerd. I cried when he gave it to me. I am a very good archer and I love wooden longbows/recurves. I have a handmade longbow and handmade arrows that I love to use for target practice. I love anything with antiquity really, and I can spend hours in antique shops.

I am also an artist. I went to the AAA in Chicago and I mostly love to use oil/acrylic and charcoal as my medium. I am trying to improve my skills in watercoloring so I can start chinese calligraphy. As an artist you never stop learning or seeing things from so many perspectives and thats why I love that I was blessed with this skill.

I also love horror movies, I have a wide range of taste in music, I like really scary video games: silent hill, fatal frame, bio-shock, rules of rose, left for dead ect..there really is too many interests of mine to list. These are just a few


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Sep 7 10 4:28 PM

I really like watching old black and white horror movies with my friends in the middle of the night. Especially when the budget was obvious...

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Sep 7 10 4:43 PM

QUOTE (Mandragora @ September 07, 2010 05:27 pm)
I collect swords, knives and daggers. I have a very very nice samurai sword that my bf found for me in Shanghai, it is a womans sword and hand painted and lacquerd. I cried when he gave it to me. I am a very good archer and I love wooden longbows/recurves. I have a handmade longbow and handmade arrows that I love to use for target practice. I love anything with antiquity really, and I can spend hours in antique shops.

Something in common!

You're colllecting swords??? How many? Which types? Which ones do you like?

Archery... I should try it. But I'm rather into swordfighting, and there's (as I know) no possibility for that. flamelssecret/crying.gif

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Sep 7 10 7:13 PM

I love archery, and capture the flag and kickball..... AND Broom-ball

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Sep 7 10 8:00 PM

QUOTE (Thalion @ September 07, 2010 04:43 pm)
QUOTE (Mandragora @ September 07, 2010 05:27 pm)
I collect swords, knives and daggers. I have a very very nice samurai sword that my bf found for me in Shanghai, it is a womans sword and hand painted and lacquerd.  I cried when he gave it to me. I am a very good archer and I love wooden longbows/recurves. I have a handmade longbow and handmade arrows that I love to use for target practice. I love anything with antiquity really, and I can spend hours in antique shops.

Something in common!

You're colllecting swords??? How many? Which types? Which ones do you like?

Archery... I should try it. But I'm rather into swordfighting, and there's (as I know) no possibility for that. flamelssecret/crying.gif

samurai swords are my favorite. I have a lot of world war 1/2 pocket knives and I have a fighting dagger from India...its ancient lol not sure how ancient tho, it has 2 very tiny hidden knives inside of the hilt. My bf collects broad swords and flails we have them hanging on our walls lol. I would like to get my samurai sword appraised one day because I am not sure of its origin I don't think its Japanese. my bf found it at an antique shop in Shanghai.

What about you Thalion? What is your favorite piece?

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