What are your hobbies?

What are your hobbies?

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    learning instruments
    channeling the Holy Spirit of God

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Based, I do both of these. Do you ever do both at the same time?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Sometimes in private. Hard to do at church, ngl. I'm too aware of having to sync up with the pianist and singers.

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Gardening, ttrpgs, reading and LARPING. I'm getting my garden ready for some fall crops currently. I'm excited for more beets. next year I think I'll plant more flowers for gifts.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    growing obscure mountain plants

    pros: everyone likes flowers

    cons: everyone expects cuttings and seeds even though there's no way in hell they can keep any of it alive.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hey man, does this stuff survive if the air is heavily polluted?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I live in the city in a lowland climate completely devoid of any hills or mountains so probably.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Very nice.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Let’s see Paul Allen’s plants

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          What's the best way to start growing these guys?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            order seeds from dodgy small websites online, potting mixes are usually mostly grit with a small bit of organic matter, most of these plants are low maintenance once established, they have issues with excess moisture and some need cover in the winter but the cold isn't actually a problem they are extremely hardy in that regard.

            it's stupid cheap because there's next to no market for it, none of these species are commercially grown.

            picture related is one of the methods I use to keep the rosette dry in the winter for more fragile species, many don't need protection.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              the hardest part is finding new species you want, after that there's always some backwater farmer that sells seeds on an obscure website that hasn't changed since the 80's.

              picture related is Penstemon uintahensis for example, shit is so obscure that there's less than a dozen valid images of it.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                How did you get into this and start finding plants you wanted and the websites? I wouldn't even know where to start

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              Fuck that picture is cute.

              https://i.imgur.com/gDnjovU.jpg

              no idea show me an example.
              [...]
              started with gardening and progressively got into weirder things, at some point I was building piles of rubble to grow plants, picture related.

              now I have around 400 species from all around the world in my yard, mountain conditions anywhere on the planet are relatively similar.

              >now I have around 400 species from all around the world in my yard
              Based and "private botanical garden" pilled. Wish I had a yard so I could do the same.

              https://i.imgur.com/4jPM1xx.jpg

              found more pics of the pile.

              this shit had like 50 species growing on it already.

              Your pile reminds me of my grandmother's garden back when she was still alive. As a kid I always loved it, it was filled with insanely many different plants, and she knew how to make weird uses out of all of them, from teas to tinctures. Always had a soft spot for "wild" gardens since then, the mowed lawn gardens looks soulless to me by comparison.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/Nez2FUY.jpg

      I live in the city in a lowland climate completely devoid of any hills or mountains so probably.

      they look beautiful anon

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        they have to stand out between the rocks, as a result most mountain plants have abnormally large flowers for their size, and excessive coloration, blue for example is extremely rare in nature but relatively common in alpines.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          beautiful, good hobby

          Idk if you can call it a hobby but in the last 5 months I've been to 24 different cities (min 1 night, max 7 nights) in 5 different countries and took several thousands pictures

          what a waste of fucking money. are you stupid? didn't you realise by city number 6 that everywhere is the fucking same? nobody gives a fuck about your city break photos because i can google image 'paris' or 'prague' or any city and 20 billion images will come up

          what a moron

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >he can't tell apart French southern Gothic from the central European Gothic revival
            >he can't tell apart art deco from the post sovietic kitsch
            >he isn't interested by the peculiar history and cultural provincialism of big and smaller countries
            >he dosent have friends all over Europe ready to host him and show him their cities
            >he never fucked foreigners in hostels
            >he never enjoyed a chocolatine, a arancino, a currywurst or a bitterballen with the locals
            >he never visited Roman ruins outside of Italy
            >he thinks that Palermo and Freiburg are basically the same city
            >he thinks that photography is just taking pictures of churches or palaces

            I could go on for hours. Touch grass loser

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              Have you ever created anything, or do you just consume like a gaping maw of disinterest?

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              >fucked foreigners in hostels
              I take it you're not socially awkward

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              > Drinking cheap lambrusco wine on the Gianicolo hill overlooking Rome (love that memory)
              Nobody gives a shit about your travel stories

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >this gay seriously posted sam hyde and thought it was a burn
                If you seriously think that "got eem" then you're as autistic as fucking Hyde himself.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >googling something is the same as living it
            you are one dumb bro, aren't you?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            You must literally be underage or non-white

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Cool insight, nice hobby too.

          https://i.imgur.com/46g08gT.jpg

          I draw, paint and grow moss in small glass containers. Starting to grow Hispanices now too and I have other plants too. Pic related but it’s summer now will start to go green again then the temperature changes. I try to make small compositions.

          https://i.imgur.com/8QAdZFk.jpg

          i consider myself an advanced moss grower too

          Carry on, mosschads. Pretty weird, but if you like it that's what counts.

          I have a bunch of hobbies bc ADD. I've posted some before:

          >Cooking
          For creativity in lieu of any other creative talent, and deepening my understanding of flavours and Hispanices etc
          >Shooting guns, tactical larp shit
          The world refuses to collapse but it's fun to practice. Normie girls don't appreciate this one but luckily I don't take women's opinions seriously
          >Astronomy
          Very cool to learn about, and ties well into:
          >Hiking
          To get away from light pollution and to enjoy the night sky. Good for dates, take binoculars and a picnic blanket.
          >Peeping Tom
          I use my aforementioned binoculars to see interesting goings-on in the neighborhood and perve on women.
          >Light aircraft aviation
          Excellent hobby, ties into map-reading which I enjoy and am learning to draw my own maps of both real locations and made-up ones. I actually got one recently, a German army map of north africa with a reference to Rommel on it. Pretty neat tbqhwufamalam
          >D&D
          I'm just starting and I'm having fun, highly dependent on a good group
          >Boxing
          For fitness and toughness, good social foil to the geeks at D&D
          >Fucking latinas, trying to overcome my GFs birth control through sheer aryan will
          Colonize brown women today, mars tomorrow
          >Printing and posting far-right political stickers around the neighborhood to incite moral panic among leftist NPCs
          Sometimes you just gotta have fun 🙂

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            A lot of cool shut you do, it’s admirable you find the time and energy. I’m trying to get into hiking and camping now too. Everyone should learn how to cook too.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              Thanks bruv. Camping and cooking go well together, that's what's good about quality hobbies, they spawn a whole bunch of new ones. Navigation, hiking, stargazing, all sorts of shit. I'd hike way more if I didn't live in a city, I already have to leave it for half of my hobbies.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                I’m realising how much of a natural learning process it is to have hobbies and grow as a person. I’m sure you will manage to find the time for some cool trips.

                https://i.imgur.com/WfwFyhu.jpg

                you can make troughs out of hypertufa, it's cheap too.

                That looks fantastic, thanks for the inspo.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Normie girls don't appreciate this one
            I do tac 2 gun and tactical biathlon and the wahmens I know think it's neat, ask me to send them pictures from matches and teach them to shoot and such. Shooting matches are my only hobby; I used to climb and fight and backpack and play video games and build computers but now that I have a kid I had to whittle it down to just shooting. I do carpentry too but idk if that's a hobby, more home improvement than anything else.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            You should get a telescope. Then you can combine your astronomy and peeping tom hobbies.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Cool hobbies anon. My only question is: is pic rel you?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Fucking latinas, trying to overcome my GFs birth control through sheer aryan will
            >Colonize brown women today, mars tomorrow
            holy based

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Where tf do you get the seeds

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Damn thats honestly cool. I bet if youre attractive and you do this women would soak their panties and fall in love.

      https://i.imgur.com/FBSuuX3.jpg

      What are your hobbies?

      Guns, hiking, fishing, the outdoors.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I've never had issues with women despite being a huge autist and rejecting every form of neurotypicalicy.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Do you have that flower that the league of shadows uses on batman?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        no idea show me an example.

        How did you get into this and start finding plants you wanted and the websites? I wouldn't even know where to start

        started with gardening and progressively got into weirder things, at some point I was building piles of rubble to grow plants, picture related.

        now I have around 400 species from all around the world in my yard, mountain conditions anywhere on the planet are relatively similar.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          This is beautiful and makes me wish I had a yard

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            we have a lot of old neglected buildings in europe that look like this, which was the inspiration.

            there's communities for people who grow these plants and you can exchange things with them, but they're all old (literally 70+ years old) people that barely know how to use facebook.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              found more pics of the pile.

              this shit had like 50 species growing on it already.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                had a smaller longer one too.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Where tf do you live somewhere in europe or?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://imgur.com/a/bfzUJi4
        Seems like it was a mix of real plants to make the prop, as I couldn't find anything about that exact flower actually existing.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Are you the guy in the IST plant threads

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        yes but I mostly post here now because IST is kind of dead and no one in the plant threads cares for this niche, then again this board also sucks now but I don't know where else to shitpost.

        https://i.imgur.com/uVZtTTU.jpg

        So many plant bros, can I grow alpine plants in a basement under lights? I'm currently trying to create Anthurium hybrids.

        probably not they have the highest light requirements of just about anything and complex dormancy periods that can only be fulfilled in temperate climates outdoors.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          here is my fish, I have not seen it in months but then again I've also only seen it twice or thrive in the years it's been in the pond.

          it's a cottus rhenanus.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Do you know of any edible american alpine plant species? I'm trying to prep for a forest garden

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            no, they grow too slow to be of any use to humans.

            https://i.imgur.com/eFgR64u.jpg

            Does the elevation matter? I want to move to Wyoming and where I want to live is over 7000 Feet/2000 meters in elevation

            that will only make things easier, I live in a low land climate that isn't that suitable.

            redpill me on indoor moss growing

            most species do poorly indoors, what we considered 'shaded' outdoors is still brighter than most windows provide, and indoor airflow is shit.

            Where tf do you live somewhere in europe or?

            yes.

            You have a lovely garden anon. Have you made it, wealth/financially speaking?
            I’m an ecologist and love collecting mostly rare orchids because they’re easy enough to grow in one greenhouse. More often just flowers, seeds, foliage elements, for drying/pressing. Also beetles. But I don’t feel I have the time or money to do all I want with gardening. Seems like the composition and scope of your garden looks like something else.

            I am on the higher end of middle class, but the materials I use for my yard aren't expensive, there's no market for this kind of shit, it's too niche and nothing can be commercial grown, and normies can't keep any of it alive.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              also send me seeds of Eritrichium howardii if you're going to Wyoming, that shit only grows there and in Montana and I've wanted it for half a decade now but nobody grows or collects it.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                also the only dude that made any attempt at cultivating it died.

                alternatively I also want the american subspecies of Eritrichium nanum, because they're more stress tolerant than the european subspecies (these are circumpolar and occur on random mountains throughout the world) and in the americas they've adapted to limestone whereas they're adapted to granite in europe which has far lower pH levels and makes them harder to grow in my tufa beds as tufa is limestone.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                I also want Polemonium eximium from California, but I haven't been able to convince any of the nature/hiking lover larp bitches that want my dick to actually hike where they're at in the late summer to collect seeds.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/qf5amQw.jpg

        yes but I mostly post here now because IST is kind of dead and no one in the plant threads cares for this niche, then again this board also sucks now but I don't know where else to shitpost.

        [...]
        probably not they have the highest light requirements of just about anything and complex dormancy periods that can only be fulfilled in temperate climates outdoors.

        I don't know what exactly you are hoping for or if it would fit, but any gardening stuff I associate most with IST. The /hgm/ thread is great for plantcare related questions. Then again that thread is focussed on plants you can eat, but something makes me doubt anyone will have much of an issue with anons growing flowers over there, it's a pretty relaxed thread.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I'm not into farming, used to post in those threads years ago.

          Fuck that picture is cute.
          [...]
          >now I have around 400 species from all around the world in my yard
          Based and "private botanical garden" pilled. Wish I had a yard so I could do the same.
          [...]
          Your pile reminds me of my grandmother's garden back when she was still alive. As a kid I always loved it, it was filled with insanely many different plants, and she knew how to make weird uses out of all of them, from teas to tinctures. Always had a soft spot for "wild" gardens since then, the mowed lawn gardens looks soulless to me by comparison.

          my grandmother lives with me, she likes my yard, needs to stop pulling 'weeds' as they're seedlings of critically endangered plants half of the time.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      lol im drunk as FUCK but this made me laugh out loud: "everyone expects seeds"

      brother giv seeds

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I would happily give out plants if they had any chance of survival, but they don't so I just stockpile them forever.

        you cannot really grow any of this shit if you don't have a hyper-specialized microclimate, but once you do it's easy.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >hyper-specialized microclimate

          also this sounds complicated but it's literally just some raised beds made with a specific rock type and a gritty soil mix, the rocks are quite hard to get in their raw form though.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Does the elevation matter? I want to move to Wyoming and where I want to live is over 7000 Feet/2000 meters in elevation

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            You have a lovely garden anon. Have you made it, wealth/financially speaking?
            I’m an ecologist and love collecting mostly rare orchids because they’re easy enough to grow in one greenhouse. More often just flowers, seeds, foliage elements, for drying/pressing. Also beetles. But I don’t feel I have the time or money to do all I want with gardening. Seems like the composition and scope of your garden looks like something else.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      lifting
      chess - 1900 chesscom and got my first FIDE rated tournament in a few weeks
      hiking
      amateur photography (picrel not mine)
      reading philosophy, history, classics, theology, and the rare high quality fiction, also teaching myself Latin
      piano
      teaching myself programming and math
      also grew some sick mushrooms recently

      looking to get into gardening and running

      best itt

      >everyone on fit pretends to have a dozen hobbies, all pretty repetitive with each other
      >they also all happen to be ones that require tons of time and money investment
      >everyone claims to be great at all of them
      >all these people with coding and programming as hobbies

      Just fuck off already.

      this much seethe can't be good for you

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        How do y’all have time to do all this shit and still go on IST?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          It's really easy when you do all of this but rarely. Typical dilettante shit. Like "hiking" means he goes hiking one afternoon every six months. "Teaching myself Latin" means he bought a primer book and knows how to conjugate "to be" and nothing else. "Reading philosophy, history, classics, theology, and the rare high quality fiction, also" mostly means skimming IST and reading wikipedia pages.

          You can half-ass a hobby, and anyone with this many hobbies is half-assing all of them.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          It's called being a neet noble, first bought eth when it was $300.

          It's really easy when you do all of this but rarely. Typical dilettante shit. Like "hiking" means he goes hiking one afternoon every six months. "Teaching myself Latin" means he bought a primer book and knows how to conjugate "to be" and nothing else. "Reading philosophy, history, classics, theology, and the rare high quality fiction, also" mostly means skimming IST and reading wikipedia pages.

          You can half-ass a hobby, and anyone with this many hobbies is half-assing all of them.

          trips of truth, we know yall life cause you life is empty and bland and everyone here are giant larpers thinking they are cultured strong philosophers in the image of plato, with intellectual hobbies and a bright future as the leaders of mankind
          [...]
          anon related

          You just know that in their spare time what they actually do is get on IST, grab their zero-effort food from the microwave, pull down their underwear while they fart to try to avoid skidmarks, look for a coomberbait picture to post on IST and get "distracted" while doing so and end up fapping, get cucked by the youtube/twitter/etc. algorithms showing them exactly what makes them keep looking, watch the latest episode of a tv show they don't even like anymore but feel a duty to watch to the end and to discuss it on reddit later, etc.

          Pure projection. An absolute laundry list of physical and mental defects comes to my mind when I read posts like this. I'm top at least average if not proficient in all my interests.

          I quit Chess after hitting 2155 (on Lichess). Too hard to stay up there with a sleep disorder. My brain isn't working like it used to. I found I was wasting money on books and courses when the real sticking point was my energy and health. Honestly feel like Chess is a terrible hobby because of how addictive it can be. Some people lose their whole life to the game.

          Online chess isn't a great hobby you're right. I never play online anymore, just OTB when I get the chance.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >top at least average
            at least average*

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I quit Chess after hitting 2155 (on Lichess). Too hard to stay up there with a sleep disorder. My brain isn't working like it used to. I found I was wasting money on books and courses when the real sticking point was my energy and health. Honestly feel like Chess is a terrible hobby because of how addictive it can be. Some people lose their whole life to the game.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I like gardening too, but mostly vegetables and easy perennial flowers for the bees.

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    foolin around with the darkies

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Based

      https://i.imgur.com/FBSuuX3.jpg

      What are your hobbies?

      Fucka sucka ding dong

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sex, but it's been a while since I last had it. About 4 years.

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Idk if you can call it a hobby but in the last 5 months I've been to 24 different cities (min 1 night, max 7 nights) in 5 different countries and took several thousands pictures

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I draw, paint and grow moss in small glass containers. Starting to grow Hispanices now too and I have other plants too. Pic related but it’s summer now will start to go green again then the temperature changes. I try to make small compositions.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      i consider myself an advanced moss grower too

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Damn, mirin’. Have you sealed the top entirely ?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          these grow outdoors in my garden

          moss requires relatively high air flow and reoccurring dry periods you can't really grow most species sealed that long.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            My apartment faces south so can’t really use the balcony like normal plants. We’ll see if it comes alive when it’s cooler. I did this as a test and hasn’t been opened in a year.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              there's aquatic species that can probably manage just fine too, but the epiphytes just get rek'd

              it's especially nice when they form mats and plants start growing in them.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                I haven’t really looked into species a lot, I just went for it. Have you tried leaving some clay figures or something so it starts growing on it? I’ve had that idea for a while now.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                just scrape some species off a neglected road and mix them with buttermilk then apply it with a paintbrush, most of these rocks have been started like that, I even have endangered ferns growing on them now.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Thanks for the tip. I have been keeping this for that occasion, it would look cool when covered.Isn’t climate a factor though ?

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                if you're sourcing the plants you're using locally just pay attention to where they're growing, there's plenty that grow underneath the hot sun on solid surfaces.

                even the antlers I have in my yard are covered with lichens.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Thanks bro, I’ll keep that in mind as well

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                ferns are nice once you get bored of just moss.

                porous or grainy rocks are the best material to get them to grow, especially tufa quickly gets covered even if you don't actually apply anything.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                lava rock too + it's cheap and easy to get.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                https://i.imgur.com/joECn0v.jpg

                lava rock too + it's cheap and easy to get.

                I have also though about succulents or cactuses. Get a nice big drainage plate from a pot or whatever it’s called and make it into a small garden.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                you can make troughs out of hypertufa, it's cheap too.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        redpill me on indoor moss growing

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          George Soros created moss.

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I go to AMPs to fuck asian milf masseuses'

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hell yes based anon
      Ever been to Thailand?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hell yes based anon
      Ever been to Thailand?

      What is AMP? Can you describe the process? Do you just go in, pick a girl, go to her room, and fug? Is there any semblance of “massage” first? Or can you just bang right away? Are they hot? How much does it cost in Thailand?

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Driving my car recklessly and seeing if today's the day. Usually get a pretty good rush out of it.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      My brother died like that

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm truly sorry for your loss. I didn't think a random anon would make me reconsider my actions today.

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw I can only hike on holidays as I live in one of the most dense countries and regions in the world

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    playing guitar/drums/recording, solo hiking/backpacking, climbing, skateboarding, snowboarding, watching naval history videos on youtube, playing minecraft

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hoh rainforest?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I made that image and posted it in IST, IST or /int/, cool that someone liked it enough to save it. My friend from college shot those photos.

      It's the Colombian andes close to the city of Bogota. A type of high altitude moorland called Paramo. "Water factories". The plants in left are called frailejones and catch water in the air that then flows to rivers. They can grow up to 3 meters (10ft) in the most remote areas.

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I DJ techno and do mountainbiking. I also read a lot of eastern spirituality stuff and meditate if you consider that a hobby, women cream their pants over it.

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    /out/ist reporting. Nothing better than being alone on the trail breathing fresh air

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I love IST. When I was like 15 I made a thread because I bought like $200 hiking boots that didn't fit as the store employee rushed me. Everyone was very nice and said that they hated most REI/sports basement wagies too. Faced my autism to go return the shoes and ended up buying some online that fit much better

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Judo
    Vidya
    Watchan movies/anime/series

    I also do copywriting and programing but thats more work than hobby

  16. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I spend most of my free time reading. I go to the same coffee shop to do it every day. I write sometimes, but I'm not good at it.
    Basically all I do is work out, read, and cook. It is a comfy life.

  17. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    hiking is like the gayest thing ever. just learn a sport, go to the gym instead, do some real cardio , i dont know. but its something for people without skills

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Brown hands typed this post

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Is that a thing? I love hiking
        Got me into climbing too

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Oy vey, Rabi.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      its a leisure activity dimwit

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      From hiking I've just naturally progressed to starting scrambles, want to start doing some alpine climbs at some point but need someone to teach me and am incredibly autistic.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      its not intended to be a skill lol what are you talking about? its just for fun.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      You browncels wouldn't understand

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >bruh why do is be white people so happy living out here, where da fuck all da concrete and fast food at

        the line between man and animals is so blaringly clear some times it's a wonder how so many people live their whole lives lying to themselves on such a fundamental level

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Wonder what the average property cost is there. Probably in the millions.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            probably not as bad as you think if it's literally an isolated village in the middle of the alps, but definitely 1m+ for a small home there in the best of housing markets

            wonder if waking up to that every day would ever get boring as long as you're white

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              >wonder if waking up to that every day would ever get boring as long as you're white
              White people are the ones who invented concrete jungles in the first place my man. To me, being "bored" in general is a sign of stupidity anyway.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              You always, always acclimate to your surroundings. Guarantee if you ask someone who lived there, they'd be used to it after 5 years. Not that it's a bad thing, but that's just how it goes.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      What insane cope from a buglife mutt. You couldn’t understand if you tried.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >hiking is like the gayest thing ever
      you went up the gay mountain

  18. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >solo hobbies
    Lifting
    Running/hiking
    Cooking/baking
    My dog
    Reading
    Making killer espresso (I know)
    Social hobbies
    >playing soccer with bros
    >tennis

  19. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Mushroom hunting mostly, fishing every now and then and Ive got a guitar that I remember about a few times a month. If not for fucking ulcerative colitis, id go for some bjj or kickboxing twice a week. I recommend you all pick some martial art as a side hobby to your main hobbies and the gymming

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous
      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Nice is it mushroom season where you're at? I've been out twice so far this season, found some golden chanterelles I was pretty stoked about.

        https://i.imgur.com/FBSuuX3.jpg

        What are your hobbies?

        I like making electronic music, reading, writing, cooking, foraging, shooting, backpacking. That's about it honestly.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >is it mushroom
          Yeh, april to november, all kinds, I can post photos for days

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I used to love martial arts when I was younger, but now that I have a family member that is always talking about how deadly he is and keeps telling me to start-up again I've grown to hate it. Karate people are hilarious.

  20. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Reading mythology, fables and poetry. Tiny bit of history and philosophy.
    Attempting to ice skate but it's kind of expensive to do frequently.
    Scuba diving and snorkelling
    Starting to run for cardio
    I want to learn russian or ukrainian but there's nowhere around that teaches it. I've tried self teaching but hit a wall really quick with gendered words and gave up.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      There's tutors online that'll meet with you once a week on discord or zoom or whatever and give you lessons on top of conversational practice. Assuming you're willing to pay the tuition that's an option.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >once a week
        While that seems nice, I feel like it's a waste of money to potentially get stuck and only get guidance once a week and essentially cram 1 week of study into 1 actual practice session. But it may be my only option at this point.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Reading mythology, fables and poetry
      do you have any recommendations for German or at leat central European mythology and fables? I want to write some rural fantasy set in my hometown in Germany but I only know a few creatures from folklore from my region and want to broaden my horizon.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Anon the Grimm Brothers did exactly what you are describing. They went around the Black Forest and got all of the local fables from German bumpkins and combined them into an anthology. Read that.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Oooooh, good idea. How could I forget them? I think I have a book around here from my childhood. Thanks for reminding me.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Unfortunately I haven't got around to anything German yet, I'm reading Russian fables and some Sumerian mythology at the moment. But from my understanding German mythology is crossed with Celtic and Norse mythology primarily, at the least the indigenous germans.
        Like

        Anon the Grimm Brothers did exactly what you are describing. They went around the Black Forest and got all of the local fables from German bumpkins and combined them into an anthology. Read that.

        said, Brothers Grimm are the most notable for fables. Ask some elderly German people about old superstitions and lullabies.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I've found a book called "Encyclopedia of Norse and Germanic Folklore, Mythology, and Magic" by Claude Lecouteux that has a surprising amount of German folklore, some of which I remember from my own childhood. A bit fascinating, because many of the things I grew up with don't have the same "glamour", for lack of better word, like, say, British mythology, for example. But now, thirty years later, I have to realise that they were mythology and fables, too.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            What stood out to you?
            I've noticed similar things, where I thought we didn't have that many fables and folklore outside of brothers grimm, until I eventually realized we did, I just remember them as "stories from childhood".
            Stuff that comes to mind: Niebelungensage, Loreley, and newer ones like struwwelpeter, Max and Moritz. I also really like tradition that lives on, particularly the Krampus, since I remember being scared of them as a kid, kek. One of the great things about germany is local folklore, while not always easily accessible is fucking everywhere. It feel like every village has its own highly localized folklore.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              Lorelei as well, mostly because I often visited that place at the Rhine as a child. Other things were the Heinzelmännchen and Max und Moritz, too. No idea if the Sandmännchen can be considered folklore, but I was always waiting for him to show up.
              My mother used to scare me with the Bullemann, who would hunt me if I'd not go to bed when I should. No idea if that's some form of the Boogeyman, but it really scared me for years.
              Some tales from the Brothers Grimm, like Rumpelstilzchen. The Niebelungenlied, of course. I never heard of the Krampus, to be honest.
              I think the Heinzelmännchen were the most prevalent ones.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                A Kölnbro? Similar culturally from me then, I grew up around Mainz. My version of the Bullemann was Knecht Ruprecht who would beat the shit out of me if I didn't behave, kek. Rumpelstilzchen was also a big one, true. We also didn't have the Krampus the same way it's practiced in the alps, but during Mainzer Fastnacht we had people with dark wooden witch masks, that scared the fuck out of me as a kid, and those people had often one krampus with them. They had like swabian masks I think similar to picrel, but from darker wood.
                Our church priest also told us a lot of stories that weren't strictly christian and were old german folklore, usually with a important lesson at the end. Sadly those never had names, so I have no idea which ones those were.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Mainz is very, very nice. Beautiful place.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                I'm not from Köln, but from the Rhein-Main-Gebiet. No idea why the Heinzelmännchen were so present in my childhood. Maybe because my parents were from Bochum? Spent a lot of time in Köln during my youth, though. I remember always when walking over the Hohenzollern Brücke and staring into the Rhine, imaginging I could see a huge dark shadow underneath the water surface. Always scared the shit out of me, kek.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >No idea why the Heinzelmännchen were so present in my childhood.
                My only association with Heinzelmännchen is the ZDF mascots honestly, kek.
                >Staring into the Rhine, imaginging I could see a huge dark shadow underneath the water surface. Always scared the shit out of me, kek.
                Thankfully I was never afraid of the water, only to get into fishing years later and to learn maybe I should have been. Catfish in the rhine can get fucking big.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                But the Mainzelmännchen are a complete different breed from the Heinzelmännchen. Completely different caps, you know? My father has the figurine of Det, on the right in the picture, in his car. Had it since forever. But there was an old cartoon about the Heinzelmännchen, I think. And I believe I had a book..

                >Thankfully I was never afraid of the water
                Me neither, but I always liked the idea of huge fish/whales. Didn't know there were catfish in the Rhine. I want to get into fishing, too, but it's so fucking expensive I could weep.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >but it's so fucking expensive I could weep.
                It's really not that bad, the only annoying part was that you used to have to take the test, which meant you needed to go to IRL lessons, which meant you had to pay a decent amount. Like 200€ maybe? Could probably get by with less depending on where you have your test, or as a online course, which is possible since covid in some bundesländer. I'd imagine around 150€ should be possible for the courses to pass the initial exam, and then you don't have to do that shit ever again. You get 12 months access to the courses online, more than enough to learn and go over it whenever you feel like it in your free time.
                Once you have that licence, cost comes down dramatically: 7€/year for the fishing licence, then the cost for the Gewässerschein, 30-40€/year for the rhine, half off for if you are old or disabled. Then you need a net, a knife, a rod, some bait, a hook remover and something to kill fish waidgerecht. You can get by pretty cheaply like that, a hobby that costs you 40€/year + equipment cost is hardly expensive. That being said if you don't pay attention it absolutely can become a money sink, kek. It's hard to go into my local fishing store for some maggots or fresh bait and not leave with 2-3 new baits or something I bought.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                That's whack. If I'm going on public water I usually make sure the $15 annual license for my state hasn't expired but there are alot of times I don't even do that. You can go as cheap or as expensive as you want with fishing though. I know people who have probably spent hundreds of thousands on boats, motors, kayaks, rods, reels, etc. Alot of these people like do the tournaments and stuff though. But if you just want to buy a couple of rods and some basic tackle you shouldn't have to spend more than about $500 all total.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >That's whack.
                Germany does some things different when it comes to fishing than a lot of other countries. Honestly while the upfront cost is a bit annoying I don't mind it that much. Back when I did my exam those were IRL lessons and I went there with my father (who got his licence as well at the same time, it was a nice way for us to spend time together). Since noone in my family was fishing before I never learned from anyone else, so the stuff that a lot of people thought was elementary was all new to me. Sure there's some retarded shit (learning which fish can breed with which other fish) and stuff that every normal person should know (PSAs on cleaning up after yourself), but they taught me fishing knots, how to properly kill and gut fish, what diseases there are and how to look out for them, how to determine what kind of fish you caught etc. So for beginners it was actually pretty great. It helped that I had an amazing and charismatic old man as teacher who was really nice in a "down to earth, nature loving person" kind of way.
                The only thing that really made me sad was there was a dude there who had recently immigrated from the US. He was a good fisherman over there and knew more than the rest of the attendees in the course combined, but he struggled really hard with the test because his german was shit. He passed, but barely, I just remember feeling bad for him.
                The 7€/year for the licence renewal are a bit annoying, but about your average german bureaucracy that you grow accustomed to over here. The biggest annual cost is the "gewässerschein" which is specific to your local body of water. If it's private, prices are determined privately of course, but for the Rhine for example as I said it's 30-40€/year, or 20€ for me due to disability. I don't mind that part of the cost, since it goes all back into wildlife preservation and upkeep of the ressources, something that is a lot more important in such a densely populated country as germany.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah the place where I live and grew up is like one of the biggest bass areas in the US so probably like 1 in 3 men here bass fish to some degree as a hobby if I had to guess.

                Growing up I mostly fished with my grandfather who, like most old timers, fished in private ponds and things more than anything. They would mostly just catch a bucket of bream and catfish for frying rather than sport fishing. People don't fish like that as much anymore. When big tournaments are going on you see people all over town with sponsored 100k boat setups and stuff it is big business. Even the local tournaments are big. Anyways it helps alot to be exposed to the whole thing, using a rod, cleaning them, etc. from a young age.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >They would mostly just catch a bucket of bream and catfish for frying rather than sport fishing
                Interesting. I get the impression sport fishing is a big draw for americans, a lot of the stuff I see is also catch&release.
                I mentioned in

                >That's whack.
                Germany does some things different when it comes to fishing than a lot of other countries. Honestly while the upfront cost is a bit annoying I don't mind it that much. Back when I did my exam those were IRL lessons and I went there with my father (who got his licence as well at the same time, it was a nice way for us to spend time together). Since noone in my family was fishing before I never learned from anyone else, so the stuff that a lot of people thought was elementary was all new to me. Sure there's some retarded shit (learning which fish can breed with which other fish) and stuff that every normal person should know (PSAs on cleaning up after yourself), but they taught me fishing knots, how to properly kill and gut fish, what diseases there are and how to look out for them, how to determine what kind of fish you caught etc. So for beginners it was actually pretty great. It helped that I had an amazing and charismatic old man as teacher who was really nice in a "down to earth, nature loving person" kind of way.
                The only thing that really made me sad was there was a dude there who had recently immigrated from the US. He was a good fisherman over there and knew more than the rest of the attendees in the course combined, but he struggled really hard with the test because his german was shit. He passed, but barely, I just remember feeling bad for him.
                The 7€/year for the licence renewal are a bit annoying, but about your average german bureaucracy that you grow accustomed to over here. The biggest annual cost is the "gewässerschein" which is specific to your local body of water. If it's private, prices are determined privately of course, but for the Rhine for example as I said it's 30-40€/year, or 20€ for me due to disability. I don't mind that part of the cost, since it goes all back into wildlife preservation and upkeep of the ressources, something that is a lot more important in such a densely populated country as germany.

                that "Germany does some things different" - sport fishing is technically illegal here. The logic is that it is unjustified harm to the animal and as such falls under the animal harm laws.That means any fish you catch falls under 2 categories: Illegal to remove (too small, or protected) in which case you MUST return it to the water and Illegal not to remove (everything else). If you catch it, you have to use it. It's a bit weird, but I kind of get the logic behind it. The result is that almost everyone who is fishing is fishing for fish they actually plan to use (cook and eat), probably similar to how your grandpa used to do it.
                A lot of people from other countries are bewildered when they learn about the fact that catch&release for sports is illegal here.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >That's whack.
                Germany does some things different when it comes to fishing than a lot of other countries. Honestly while the upfront cost is a bit annoying I don't mind it that much. Back when I did my exam those were IRL lessons and I went there with my father (who got his licence as well at the same time, it was a nice way for us to spend time together). Since noone in my family was fishing before I never learned from anyone else, so the stuff that a lot of people thought was elementary was all new to me. Sure there's some retarded shit (learning which fish can breed with which other fish) and stuff that every normal person should know (PSAs on cleaning up after yourself), but they taught me fishing knots, how to properly kill and gut fish, what diseases there are and how to look out for them, how to determine what kind of fish you caught etc. So for beginners it was actually pretty great. It helped that I had an amazing and charismatic old man as teacher who was really nice in a "down to earth, nature loving person" kind of way.
                The only thing that really made me sad was there was a dude there who had recently immigrated from the US. He was a good fisherman over there and knew more than the rest of the attendees in the course combined, but he struggled really hard with the test because his german was shit. He passed, but barely, I just remember feeling bad for him.
                The 7€/year for the licence renewal are a bit annoying, but about your average german bureaucracy that you grow accustomed to over here. The biggest annual cost is the "gewässerschein" which is specific to your local body of water. If it's private, prices are determined privately of course, but for the Rhine for example as I said it's 30-40€/year, or 20€ for me due to disability. I don't mind that part of the cost, since it goes all back into wildlife preservation and upkeep of the ressources, something that is a lot more important in such a densely populated country as germany.

                >But if you just want to buy a couple of rods and some basic tackle you shouldn't have to spend more than about $500 all total.
                Honestly you can get by with a lot less, though 500$ is probably good for a decent set that will last you a long time. There's also a decent used market over here, I assume similar in the US. Sometimes you get people selling great equipment for cheap as fuck because grandpa died and they don't know what the items are worth, nor do they care, they just want them gone.

                >No fishing courses in Hesse
                Kek.
                Acoording to angelschein.de, everything should be around 180 €. I wonder where I've looked one or two years ago, back then I got around 1500 €. Or i remember wrong. I just had in mind it was expensive. I have to look into that again.

                Thought about trying to get a hunting licence next year, three weeks in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. That's really expensive.

                https://www.fishing-king.de/schnell-zum-angelschein-in-hessen/ says 170€ for a online course for hesse, which is probably a lot more convenient then IRL classes (which I did at the time). That's just the first site I clicked though definitely check for alternatives first. A quick look says IRL courses in hesse should be around 120€. The one thing I am wondering is that the IRL courses had to have one practical lesson (of 30 minutes minimum) with the theory, I wonder how they do that or get around that with online courses.
                >Thought about trying to get a hunting licence next year
                That shit is expensive as fuck and I heard also pretty hard as far as licences go. Good luck anon. Hunting sounds really fun too, though for now I am plenty happy with my fishing hobby.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                I looked through fishing-king.de the last time. Weird, did I think 170 € were expensive back then? No idea.
                Anyway, they have weekends for the practical part like actual fishing, gutting, cleaning and cooking of the fish. At least it was like that the last time I checked. I'm trying to get my partner into getting the Angelschein with me, but there's not much interest. I hope for more interest with the hunting licence, because there are guns involved.
                But yes, it's expensive as fuck, you need a gun safe to store your rifles and pistols, and while I have a good area for hunting in front of the door, I don't have a car or a way to store what I've hunted. But it could look differently next year, or whenever I finally decide to try for the hunting licence.

                But thanks for mentioning fishing again. Already forgot and buried the thought about it, now I might look into it again and maybe even try to get a licence and the equipment myself.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >I hope for more interest with the hunting licence, because there are guns involved.
                Is your partner male? Maybe guns help then with motivation, kek. I think a big thing with fishing is most people get into it after they see someone else do it. The way I did it (suddenly get interested out of pretyy much nowhere and do the exam) is pretty atypical. The only reason my father got the licence with me at the time was because he wanted to spend time with me, it took a while for him to actually enjoy fishing enough to actually do it without me as well. Depending on what your partner likes you can spin it in different ways: As a bonding activity to do together, as a sporting activity (show him videos of people doing a heavy drill) as a nature activity or as a meditation/spirituality thing. I got a few friends into the hobby simply by sending them pictures of the sunrise at my fishing spot, of some catches, or making fun of myself when I didn't catch anything that day. A lot of them associated it with old men sitting in a spot for hours on end and once they saw I was having a blast with it they got interested as well.
                >But yes, it's expensive as fuck
                Honestly all I know is that the licence is called "grünes abi", you need a bunch of licences, insurance, the guns, etc. The hurdle to getting into it is much higher. I never looked into it too closely, because I can imagine that I'd get into issues with §17.1.2 BJagdG and go through an annoying process to prove my körperliche Eignung due to some medical history which is always a major pain in the ass. That being said the idea of having one certainly appeals to me.
                >But thanks for mentioning fishing again. Already forgot and buried the thought about it, now I might look into it again and maybe even try to get a licence and the equipment myself.
                If you choose to do so, alone or with your partner, I hope you have fun. It's a great hobby.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Yep, male. It's always male if you don't say gf or wife, isn't it? Anyway, he doesn't like fish, doesn't like sports, but likes guns. There's already enough bonding going on, but maybe I can get him with the nature aspect. Would be nice to get him away from the computer now and then, his back would thank him. I always wanted to go fishing, but for some reason, I only know people who couldn't care less.
                >Hunting
                Just looked through Frankonia for guns you could buy/own/use with a hunting licence. Ironically, if you don't buy the most expensive rifles/handguns/revolvers you can get decked out with a rifle, two handguns and ammo and it's cheaper than the licence itself. Germany, ey.

                >If you choose to do so, alone or with your partner, I hope you have fun. It's a great hobby.
                Thanks a lot. Hope you'll continue having much fun with it in the future, too.

                >expensive
                uhh, you don't need a boat or a big lifted truck covered in fishing stickers to fish man

                you can go kit yourself out in extreme excess to fish in creeks ponds or lakes for less than $100 at walmart and be out on the water inside the next hour catching something, don't kid yourself.

                its one of those things that you think will be boring if you do it alone or sober but just go do it and you'll understand

                It's a bit different in the old world, anon, and even more so in Germany. But I had the prices wrong and it's not as expensive as I thought I remembered.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >It's always male if you don't say gf or wife, isn't it?
                Meh, probably on the internet, due to how male heavy spaces like IST skew, but in general I think partner, just implies that - partner. Not a specific gender.
                >Anyway, he doesn't like fish
                Well that would do it, kek. It probably helps that most of the people I fish with like seafood.
                >but maybe I can get him with the nature aspect
                There's some great stuff in regards to nature and fishing. I'm not really a morning person, but fishing gives me enough motivation to get up early, make some coffee, cook an egg, pack both into by bag, cycle to my favorite fishing spot before sunrise and have breakfast on some log near the water while watching the birds fly, sometimes some deer run by (or even swim in the rhine, kek) and just enjoying the moment. Picrel was one such moment at a nearby spot.
                We almost didn't catch anything the first year (due to some fundamental mistakes on our part) but went anyways, so the catching isn't the main thing for me, it's the being in nature. Yet normally I am too lazy to go out into nature without a goal, so fishing gives me that reason that gets me out. Maybe it could work like that for him too.
                Combining fishing with camping is also really fun, you can take advantage of the two best times of day, dusk until the sun sets and dawn. Maybe even do some nightfishing for catfish.
                Nothing greater than catching some fish until sunset, making a fire and grilling them, going to bed, then waking up in the morning directly near the water and fishing as the sun rises again.
                >but for some reason, I only know people who couldn't care less.
                Who knows, if you do decide to get a licence and start fishing, share it with friends. Maybe let them come with you once or something. Maybe they get interested like the people I know did. Petri Heil!

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Damn, that sounds so nice. Great pic, too. I'm a bit aways form the Rhine now where I live, the Lahn's probably the river I'd fish in. Maybe when I visit family who lives near the Altrhein/Rhein.
                Your morning sounds great, like something I would get up early for, too, as a certified long-sleeper. I'm not much for camping, used to hate it, but maybe...
                I'll look into the fishing licence.
                >Who knows, if you do decide to get a licence and start fishing, share it with friends.
                I don't have any ;_;

                Thanks a lot anon, that was all very motivating. Who knows, in one year or so, I could add fishing to my short list of hobbies in one of these threads.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >No fishing courses in Hesse
                Kek.
                Acoording to angelschein.de, everything should be around 180 €. I wonder where I've looked one or two years ago, back then I got around 1500 €. Or i remember wrong. I just had in mind it was expensive. I have to look into that again.

                Thought about trying to get a hunting licence next year, three weeks in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. That's really expensive.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >expensive
                uhh, you don't need a boat or a big lifted truck covered in fishing stickers to fish man

                you can go kit yourself out in extreme excess to fish in creeks ponds or lakes for less than $100 at walmart and be out on the water inside the next hour catching something, don't kid yourself.

                its one of those things that you think will be boring if you do it alone or sober but just go do it and you'll understand

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Learning a language is all about repetition. If you get stuck, go back a couple chapters.

  21. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    TTRPGs, card and dice games, reading, lifting, mathematics, paranormal/occult stuff. Wanna get into gardening and music production but poor

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >paranormal/occult stuff
      Any reading recommendation?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Delta Green books. Through a Glass Darkly.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Declassified American military documents, government patents, masonic texts, the oral torah, kaballic texts, the ars goetia, the red book.

  22. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Painting minis and drawing. It used to be mma, but its almost become my job now so I cant call it a hobby anymore.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Looks good, how long you been painting? I've been thinking of getting back into it lately, the talent out there now is really good.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        On and off for 7 years now. Its pretty fun if you take it slow and not rush the paint job.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Reading, learning a foreign language, gardening. I used to draw and even considered making a comic book universe with some buddies.
      But now I just train martial arts outside of work and shit posting. Didn't realize how hard it was to stay consistent with multiple hobbies

      >It used to be mma, but its almost become my job now so I cant call it a hobby anymore.
      How long have you been competing? I started stand up pretty late and am just getting into fights in my mid 20s

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I've been competing for a year now, but I've been training mma for 3, Covid made sure of my late start. Before that I did muay thai for 2 years and classical boxing for 2 years before that. I also did taekwondo since I was 8.
        There's no "early start" in mma, as long as you grind and train consistently you can go far starting at mid 20s, especially if you had other martial arts training before. ESPECIALLY if you're a heavyweight. Training for hours 6 days a week for that 25h of training per week plus the dieting plus the cardio conditioning is the hard part.

  23. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    So many plant bros, can I grow alpine plants in a basement under lights? I'm currently trying to create Anthurium hybrids.

  24. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >cars
    I'm completely obsessed with cars, have been since before I could walk.
    >gardening
    >fishing, camping
    >gaming
    actually competitive at a game, in top .1% of player, make a little money on twitch from it but mostly just do for fun
    >working out
    >coding
    do it for a job, but also have some side projects im working on and hope to turn into revenue generating businesses
    >entrepreneurship
    see above
    >reading, self improvement in general

  25. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I work 12 hours a day to come home to my wife and dog who force me to work after work and on weekends when I don't work, I finally goto the gym and catch up on a week's worth of homework for a degree I don't think I'm very good at

  26. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    muay thai and i like walking around Manchester with a cigar if that counts as a hobby

  27. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm mostly into maker hobbies. Woodworking, blacksmithing, metalworking and machining, like designing vehicles, building furniture, tools, art, stuff like that, also do some robotics and CNC
    I grow mushrooms (culinary and FOR MICROSCOPY PURPOSES ONLY) as well. Also mossballs, I actually sell them since imported ones sometimes contain invasive species. Working on a garden rn.
    I do a lot of outdoorsing too, mostly bushcraft/boondocking but once in a while I'll fish or hunt and bring out the jeep.
    There's some other stuff I'm getting into but I wouldn't consider my passion projects, like language and BJJ, I have trouble adhering strongly with them.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      hello mushroom anon, how hard would it be to grow king oyster mushroom? those are way too expensive in my country
      > BJJ
      not liking getting very strong and manly hugs ? how odd

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        King Oyster is like a lot of hardwood growing mushrooms (I grow Goldens) and are pretty easy to grow, my innoculation recipe is hardwood saw dust and 10-20% rye flour IIRC. Spawn into sawdust + straw, you can also use wheat bran but I don't need the scale so straw is fine. Unlike some other species (cubes, for instance) though, they pin and grow under conditions easy for molds to grow, so you need it more sterile than cubes. They sawdust feed is usually pretty resilient after autoclaving so I don't think you need agar for spores, just make a print and dissolve in water.

        >not liking getting very strong and manly hugs ? how odd
        Yeah, I just can't balance it with lifting at the moment. I really want to expend my youth in olympic type lifting then go back to BJJ. I'm only a blue belt in BJJ despite several years of training.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Done any BJJ competitions? I've been training for a few years but shied away from competing until this past year, now I'm going for my third comp in a few weeks.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah I think I have to compete to get that passion. I tried a NAGA competition in the Midwest a while back but my training partner who was bigger than me accidentally gave me an AC tear. I Def would compete more (I'm healed now) but it's tough to find time, I definitely want to black belt up and take the competition more seriously, I just can't keep half assing BJJ.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              Feel like so few people on this board understand how demanding on your body lifting + bjj is. I literally quit working out my shoulders entirely 6 months ago because of repeated injury and have never felt healthier. I just do all the little rotator cuff bullshit now.

  28. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    im good at sleight of hand magic. been doing it since i was a kid and worked in a magic shop before it closed

  29. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I like reading something that stimulates my mind like non-fic, essays and literary fiction. I do soccer target practice with my buddy but oddly enough we almost never play in a team. Also ice skating and a little bit of backcountry camping. I gotta say: I'm a very lazy person. I'd pretty much rather not do anything until I start to seriously beat myself up for it and then do something for a little bit before I drop it.

  30. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Got myself one of these things. Yet to meet a person who didn't want to come along and try it after I told them about it

  31. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >nature/outside related stuff:
    - fishing
    - foraging - all you need is a knife, a classification book for edible plants and something to carry them. Bonus points for a magnifying glass, gloves, scissors and a trowel.
    - camping (as a function of the other two normally, getting to a fishing spot at daybreak can be annoying, sometimes it's easier to nightfish, sleep in a tent, then fish as the sun rises and pack your stuff up again to leave.
    - gardening - I live in a flat in the city and only have a small balcony, but that doesn't mean I can't grow food. Picrel is some old pictures of the balcony plants. Since then there's also indian cress and a few cucumbers as well as chilis and kohlrabi growing.
    >other creative hobbies:
    - 3D printing/circuit design/electronics
    - playing the guitar
    - cooking
    >hobbies that also qualify as normal skills:
    - sewing
    - knife sharpening

  32. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    what should you do if you don't enjoy any of your old hobbies anymore? I try new stuff but usually drop it after a few months. All I've done for the past 5 or so years is work > gym > dinner > sleep, and just walk around during the weekends

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Can you elaborate on what your old hobbies were, what you used to do with them and roughly what you do instead now? Not in too much detail, maybe just 1 or 2 hobbies as an example. That could give us an idea what you did and we can give better advice.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Take a vacation.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I spent the first twenty years of my life drawing in my free time and wanting to be an artist. One day I didn't want to do that anymore. You could easily say it was the depression, but really I started to notice that the main reason I did it was ego and competition with other kids. Making dinner and going to the gym can be your hobby. Nothing wrong with that contrary to what some anons think. I have more respect for a retard that does pull-ups every day as his hobby than some anon that does shit to impress other people.

  33. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bouldering
    powerlifting
    BJJ

    For whatever reason I cant sit still in front of a computer to watch something or play a game. I think I ruined my attention span.

  34. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    According to the last thread, the only things I do that are considered hobbies and not "basic necessities of being an interesting person" are making wine, software simulation and gaming

  35. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone else here into gardening? Any good resources you guys can find other than BBC stuff? I've tried searching but it's all iffy. There's a nice garden center near me, may visit that.

  36. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hobbies... I have a few.
    >illustration
    I like to draw, paint and someday I hope to publish a book for kids in the style of a comic book. Same goes to publishing my own boardgame but game design is not an easy task, adding mechanics that are easy to understand, intuitive and are properly balanced... shit's cool tho.
    >travelling via motorcycle
    I like to travel and go IST a lot, not really into cities unless it's for the purpose of museums or historical locations, otherwise, nature is the shit, especially going offroad and camping with a few friends. But since I got my klr650, I love it to bits.
    >data analysis
    I actually enjoy my work quite a lot, not only because I used to express my autism in the form of excel sheets and trying to get some sort of in-depth analysis on whatever it's important to me, but also due to the fact that my team is just a bunch of awesome people. Plus, I used to work in mind-numbing jobs that left me feeling like a dead man on a daily basis, knowing how to use formulas and when to create meaningful data analysis takes a bit of thinking sometimes.
    >boardgaming
    Having a beer with my bros while playing something was always a bonding experience that worked neatly, doesn't always fit but when it does we always end up with stories that echo throughout our memories.

    That's about it I think?
    I wanna get back into videography and attempt to make cool short clips synced on music but atm I'm more interested in saving/investing money for a house so getting the proper hardware is probably not gonna happen.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Forgot archery, but since the covid shit, the club I used to go to closed down indefinitely, whatever.

  37. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Shooting guns and video games. I used to play guitar, martial arts, and other fun things then I got a girlfriend. Do not date someone unless you are 100% sure they will not drag you down

  38. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Writer and painter. Currently trying to learn python so I can make a visual novel for money

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >vn
      Dude that's mostly text and .pngs, why not use one of the many vn engines already existing?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Unless it's the absolute basics (conditions, while and for loops, iteration, variable types, functions, objects, recursive loops, and maybe regex) you probably don't need much python for that. Just straight up learn renpy instead of wasting your time. Download a few games that are doing well, use unren to extract the code and reverse engineer that to look how they solved issues.
        What is the VN supposed to be about?

        Do you guys have experience making visual novels?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          No but there's plenty of engines people use that doesn't require you to waste your time learning python to make one

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >No
            Didn't think so

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              gay

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              retard

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              >attempt to point out an easier method of creating something
              >did you make one? no, HEHEHEHEH IS Win me cool
              It's the last time I'll try to help someone here, I swear to god, you mongoloids deserve all the shitposters around.

              Oh and btw, yes I've made a game and it's of a genre much more complicated than text with images lmao.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          No, but I have experience with programming shit, playing a lot of renpy games and in the process learning how to modify that engine, how it works and how to wite mods for it and shit.
          There's a reason renpy is so widespread, it's pretty good. I've also seen a few godot and unity based VNs and used godot myself for a bit, but that's a lot more work (in exchange it's also a lot more freeing, so it has up and downsides). A lot of other VNs are running on proprietary software of course, but why pay for a licence for some weird software unless you know you profit from it. Just for the love of god don't make your VN in RPGmaker.
          You know about Katawa Shoujo I assume?
          If not it's a VN (with some coomer content, but mostly about dating in a school of disabled girls) made by 4 clover studios which originated from IST iirc. It runs on a (relatively old at this point) version of renpy and is unironically a great VN.
          Renpy is also not limited to linear storytelling, you can do open world shit and minigames, but sometimes those can feel a bit hacky. If that's your main goal, using a more barebones engine may be better.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Unless it's the absolute basics (conditions, while and for loops, iteration, variable types, functions, objects, recursive loops, and maybe regex) you probably don't need much python for that. Just straight up learn renpy instead of wasting your time. Download a few games that are doing well, use unren to extract the code and reverse engineer that to look how they solved issues.
      What is the VN supposed to be about?

  39. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I rape

  40. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fishing, backpacking and fencing.

    I'd like to get into HEMA, honestly, but the only club near me is full of absolute goons. Either way it's a ton of fun and fairly low-impact so I can theoretically do it well into old age.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I feel like HEMA is the perfect intersection of history nerdiness and athletic competition, but everything I have seen about the crowd it attracts has completely turned me off to it.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Fencing mogs HEMA in every way anon.

  41. 3 months ago
    Giddy

    Guns, hiking, cars, boating, fixing stuff

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      great photo

  42. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hiking, reading, writing about ancient history, podcasting. One day I hope to write books on the ancient world after finishing my current project, eventually travelling throughout the Mediterranean, West Asia, Mesopotamia, and Central Asia, following the trail of Alexander.

  43. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I like gardening, building circuits, 3d printing, and...

    actually I'm not gonna say that last one. It's embarrassing. But there's a blueboard for it.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's ok, origami is a fun hobby

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        yea, haha, origami. Yea I like origami and folding stuff. You know, folding animals and stuff. Horses especially, haha.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Ohhhh one of those guys, the ones banished from /co/.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            I won't skirt around the issue. They're cute as fuck. Simple as.

  44. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Some awesome horticulture anons. Very good thread.

    I hate women. Love from Kazakhstan.

    >but serious, very cool stuff

  45. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    non IST hobbies: journaling, baking, cooking, gardening, reading, interior design/fashion (general style and aesthetic stuff w/e)

    IST hobbies: hiking/backpacking, cycling, running.

  46. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Got home from work today and harrowed- then sowed about a 30ft row of swiss chard, a 30ft row of fall bush beans (I know I'm pushing it), two 20ft rows of parsnips. I will do beets radishes and carrots first thing in the morning and then spread some clover seed with the spreader in the other fenced in spot that's out of rotation right now.

  47. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    cooking
    guitar
    leatherworking
    whip making
    bonsai trees

  48. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Coding, magic mushrooms grow, ant keeping, singing naked and doing imaginary guitar while stretching my dick and pretending to play a guitar

  49. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Reading / Studying
    >Lifting
    >Playing string instruments
    >Maths
    >Commissioning 2D coom
    In all seriousness I need to get my priorities straight and get some more productive hobbies. Farming fruits in vegetables has been floating in my head.

  50. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I visit /lgbt/ and add all their tripcodes to my filter and then leave.

  51. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Gardening, hiking, fishing, vidya.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      What kind of vidya? I only play a game or so a year since they're usually all the same shit. last one was elden ring

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Squad, TF2 and Deep Rock Galactic.

  52. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I like travel

  53. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I like to read Historical fiction, mostly Bernard Cornwell novels.
    I'm putting together a rig to make chainmail at home, I'm starting pretty late but I hope to make a hauberk for my little cousin by Halloween. He's small and skinny.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Nephew, I don't know why I said cousin.

  54. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    kung fu, fishing, guns, playing jazz

  55. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    crossfit
    yoga
    zumba
    muai thai
    kickboxing
    parkour

    I'm a girl btw

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Show booba for proof

  56. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >everyone on IST has dozens of hobbies
    uh huh

  57. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't have any hobbies.
    I lift weights.
    I work.
    I write screenplays, but I consider that part of building a career. I used to enjoy reading unproduced screenplays of note, but now I don't enjoy it so much.
    I don't include vidya or animu or film/tv a hobby.
    Neither do I consider cooking a hobby so much anymore. It's just a life skill and these days I'm pretty content with living off of tendies and hot sauce than baking break or making a nice meal.
    I have a mild interest in econ from the austrian/chicago perspective.
    I'm hoping to add a motorbike to this list, but it's not a hobby as much as a mode of transport.

    I have DCD so most hobbies involving things I find fascinating, like blacksmithing, cobbling, woodworking, leatherworking, illustrating or painting are a one way trip to spending lots of time and money into making many mistakes and struggling to develop the motor skills to get good at.

    I wanna get into Hema or something but I don't have the time and expenses right now.

  58. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >everyone on fit pretends to have a dozen hobbies, all pretty repetitive with each other
    >they also all happen to be ones that require tons of time and money investment
    >everyone claims to be great at all of them
    >all these people with coding and programming as hobbies

    Just fuck off already.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      trips of truth, we know yall life cause you life is empty and bland and everyone here are giant larpers thinking they are cultured strong philosophers in the image of plato, with intellectual hobbies and a bright future as the leaders of mankind

      https://i.imgur.com/Ihj0JBE.jpg

      lifting
      chess - 1900 chesscom and got my first FIDE rated tournament in a few weeks
      hiking
      amateur photography (picrel not mine)
      reading philosophy, history, classics, theology, and the rare high quality fiction, also teaching myself Latin
      piano
      teaching myself programming and math
      also grew some sick mushrooms recently

      looking to get into gardening and running

      best itt
      [...]
      this much seethe can't be good for you

      anon related

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        You just know that in their spare time what they actually do is get on IST, grab their zero-effort food from the microwave, pull down their underwear while they fart to try to avoid skidmarks, look for a coomberbait picture to post on IST and get "distracted" while doing so and end up fapping, get cucked by the youtube/twitter/etc. algorithms showing them exactly what makes them keep looking, watch the latest episode of a tv show they don't even like anymore but feel a duty to watch to the end and to discuss it on reddit later, etc.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          trips of truth, we know yall life cause you life is empty and bland and everyone here are giant larpers thinking they are cultured strong philosophers in the image of plato, with intellectual hobbies and a bright future as the leaders of mankind
          [...]
          anon related

          The projection and seethe, kek.

  59. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I really like punching

  60. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I place tens of thousands on sports bets each weekend

  61. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Meditation
    Reading
    Programming
    Riding PCX

  62. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Video Games
    Movies/TV
    Homeserver/automation
    Cooking and Gardening

  63. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm too autistic and apathetic to even have hobbies. I do sports refereeing and get autistically obsessed with it but then I'm too apathetic to really do anything to move up in the world of it. It's basically just an activity I do to get out of my house.

    Outside of that there's not really anything that even interests me or that I have the desire to do, I can't even focus on really doing anything unless I am fully engaged in it. Like the refereeing, I get very obsessed with it, but anything else, I just an so apathetic to life in general, the apathy and depression makes nothing really appeal to me so I don't pick up any hobbies, which keeps me apathetic and depressed.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      wow, last part is story of my life

  64. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Dont have any is that bad? People always ask me i never have anything to say all i do os go to gym and bicycle and run. What i like to do is embarrassing i like to gamble bet on sports watch ufc, nba, nfl, duck around wirh stocks and crypto. Fuck bitches and cook ita all i do. I used to drink and waa more fun but im sober now and don't do much else and not interestes in anything else. I feel bad sometimes when i hear people and all the stuff they do like draw, paint make music or write. I guess i was never smart enough and feela bad cause im in my 30s now and not very interesting. I am a funny motherfucker and thats whats gotten my by makimg people laugh and being charismatic and good looking.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm

      https://i.imgur.com/Ihj0JBE.jpg

      lifting
      chess - 1900 chesscom and got my first FIDE rated tournament in a few weeks
      hiking
      amateur photography (picrel not mine)
      reading philosophy, history, classics, theology, and the rare high quality fiction, also teaching myself Latin
      piano
      teaching myself programming and math
      also grew some sick mushrooms recently

      looking to get into gardening and running

      best itt
      [...]
      this much seethe can't be good for you

      and you shouldn't feel bad at all, you sound based and your life sounds rewarding. Maybe take up an instrument if you feel bad or bored, it's easier and cheaper than you'd think.

  65. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cooking/baking takes all the free time I have now. My girl is always making me do these recipes she finds on socials, gotta make birthday cakes for everyone I know, I do meal prep for my mom because she doesn't eat well otherwise, plus I have recipes I find and want to try too. It just never ends

  66. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Gym & boxing
    Home chef
    Dancing (looking for a new group to go to rn)
    I used to develop & run tabletops as well as write & do comitions for stuff but after moving house that's fallen by the wayside, dabbling with unreal engine 5 & music production software rn, very fun, seriously considering a career change into something foolish like game dev if it doesn't lose its magic soon

  67. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Jiu jitsu
    Trying to make a career out of it =)

  68. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    - Learning Mandarin
    - Programming
    - Movies/Shows
    - Reading
    - Stocks/Crypto
    thats about it. i dont really give a fuck about instruments or hiking since i can't see an actual benefit to doing those

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >since i can't see an actual benefit to doing those
      Not doing a hobby because it isn't ~~*productive*~~ is cucked and soulless. Also why act like you don't do those other hobbies because they have no "benefit" when you watch movies/shows?

  69. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Competitive programming and competitive math

  70. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >what are your hobbies?
    More like hobbees haha!

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous
  71. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Used to play drums in a band, still have my drum kit and play around a little. I hunt and fish and play sports on top of that. Used to do a lot of drugs but that was more of a lifestyle

  72. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Racism against morons and birding

  73. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I draw

  74. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Reading and thinking while listening to raw black metal. Also waste time on internet while my simulations run.

  75. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Currently like going on small walks

    There's nothing to see here just some Fields and ponds

  76. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Walking, grappling, philosophy, math

  77. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Music, mtb, hiking, camping, mixing all 4.
    Pocket Friedrich is my name, dicky mixing is my game.

  78. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Masturbating and playing guitar.

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