Hobby topic

Talk about things not related to Sonic or Chao. Talk about other stuff!
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Post by Triert » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:08 am

Discuss your hobbies with people here.
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Re: Hobby topic

Post by Nano » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:15 am

I'm writing a story right now!

It's a story I've had in my head for the past 8 years actually.
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Post by Crazo3077 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:16 am

I've been collecting Tamagotchi and VCRs lately. It kinda turned into a hobby at this stage.
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Post by Sable » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:19 am

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Post by Triert » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:21 am

Crazo3077 wrote:I've been collecting Tamagotchi and VCRs lately. It kinda turned into a hobby at this stage.
I can understand tamagotchi but what kind of collector power do VCR's have?

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Post by Crazo3077 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:23 am

I pick up VCRs based on functions and to learn repair, mostly. I have an Emerson that we've had for years, and works great, but for fun I have a Toshiba with a dial for tape speed, and a more travel sized Emerson to see how compressed a VCR can be.

My goal is to make my own VCR from multiple parts, so I can have a very portable one that I am proud of.
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Re: Hobby topic

Post by Tsui » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:25 am

Oh, I used to use Metasequoia! But lately I've actually been using Blender instead. I've been starting various attempts at models and then... losing interest. I even made a ref sheet for an Alice (Touhou) model, but I need to learn how joints work then scrap the mesh I have and start over. But it's progress.
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Post by Bunelody » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:29 am

I used to draw but then I started working all the time so I don't have time for hobbies even if yhose hobbies are my major
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Post by chaoadventures » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:32 am

I like drawing and making stories, but a lack of motivation and fear of messing up my long term story telling have stopped me from actually making Chao Adventures.

Outside of that, I also like making card games, and have one that's forum relevant actually, but it's in the middle of game mechanics play testing right now.

Current problems are the fact it takes too many dice to play reasonably and that it's too slow, and the rulebook is an absolute mess that I hope to improve later to make it easier to use.

The cards look like this:
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Re: Hobby topic

Post by Triert » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:39 am

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Post by Ivogoji » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:54 am

Writing those theories you see in the head-canon threads is my hobby.

I do not do anything else.
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Post by ShadriaFan » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:18 pm

Drawing, writing, gaming, and although I don't do it as often..sewing and doll customs
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Post by Jeffery Mewtamer » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:33 pm

I use to dabble with 3D modeling in Metasequoia and solid modeling in FreeCAD, but blindness put an end to that. It's also vastly affected my reading, television, and gaming habits such as no manga or comics of any kind, no print books, more fanfiction, more web original fiction, more eBooks and audiobooks, no raw or subbed foreign programs, less enjoyment of action and sightgag heavy series in favor of more dialogue heavy stuff, restricted to the Interactive fiction/text adventure genre for the most part(and sadly, many such games are from a time when it was acceptable for games to have moments when the player thinks "damn, I should've kept the save I overwrote 3 hours ago." but following a guide makes such games too easy).

I like Arts and Crafts, but I have a bad habit of coming up with an idea for a project, buying materials for it, and then either starting and losing motivation, hitting a snag that requires materials I didn't buy initially, or just failing to find time or a decent workspace to get started.

Currently, I'm working with recycling paper. I feed junk mail, receipts, sensitive documents I don't need, paper packaging, etc. into a paper shredder, soak the shreds in hot tap water overnight, pulp them with a hand blender, and I'm at the point of building a collection of suitable molds and how to best dry out the casts(so far, I've a metal colander that makes a nice flat top dome, but even when the wheather allows sun baking, it takes days for the cast to dry out. Experimented with making a tetrahedron using a mold made of polydron, but polydron isn't really sturdy enough to pack the pulp properly, and stability would only get worse with more complex shapes).

I also enjoy programming, but again, I often have trouble maintaining motivation for larger projects. Tried learning curses to give Micro Chao Garden a more user friendly interface earlier this year, but compared to when I was creating various objects, creating a UI proved much less interesting and way more tedious.

I like building with construction toys and have a sizeable collection of Lego(mostly technic and CCBS parts), Polydron, and Zome, with Zome being my favorite of the three as it can build the widest range of geometric figures and tends to be fairly sturdy unless I go really big with zero internal support. Polydron can make many polyhedra Zome can't but is generally more limited(only has unity and square root 2 to work with for lengths while Zome as unity, root 2, root 3 over two, a length that's complicated to give exactly, and any integer or power of the golden ratio multiple there of plus Zome can do ma much larger array of rhombi and many other irregular planar figures, and Polydron has no potential for internal support or higher dimensions). Technic can be used for building mechanisms, but is harder to work with without being able to build official lego models to learn the ropes.
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Post by eblu » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:44 pm

jeff why is the title of your post 2

i've been wanting to start out on game dev for quite some time and i've had concepts in my mind that have kinda evolved since 2013 that i have yet to put on paper but i still have a long way to go (that and i require art skills that i don't have so i can actually put down some character concepts i've had).

that and i like vidya and funposting
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Post by EvilPinkamina » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:16 am

Playing video games competitively, running a discord server, and looking for a job take up all of my time. I guess those count as hobbies.
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Post by Jeffery Mewtamer » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:51 am

@Eblu: Because sometimes the page navigation on my screen reader bugs out and the keypress intended to put focus on the heading on the reply page containing the thread title gets inputted into the subject line text box, and since that field is only important when creating new threads, I never bother to double check its contents.
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Post by Mephilesfan1 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:30 am

i like to watch youtubers a lot but it's more of an obsession at this point
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Post by Jeffery Mewtamer » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:08 pm

I also dabble in playing music on keyboard and recently moved my Casio where I can easily grab it and lay it across my lap for a quick practice session from the recliner I often sit in when using my computer(silver lining to blindness, being no longer reliant on a monitor and mouse, I can use my computer from any position that lets me use a wireless qwerty keyboard).
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Re: Hobby topic

Post by Vaporwave » Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:36 am

my biggest hobby right now is astrology, should go back to posting in my topic
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Post by Pumpkinium » Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:39 am

i'm barely hanging on but my hobbies currently are art and video games. managed to start getting commissions done! i've gotten 3 so far.
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