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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by really, May 30, 2010.

  1. really

    really Deity

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    Do any of you have passions?
    (outside of Civ, family, work etc)

    I would like to hear about peoples pass times.

    I am thinking of taking up a hobby - I feel I waste too much time on my computer / in front of the TV. If I were living at home in the country I would be gardening.

    I'm half heartedly learning Italian.
     
  2. RedRalph

    RedRalph Deity

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    Reading
    blog
    guitar
    drawing
    etc
     
  3. Truronian

    Truronian Quite unfamiliar Retired Moderator

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    Diabolo

    Spoiler :


    Badminton
    Cycling
    Rock Scrambling

    Other things I need to get back into.
     
  4. Synsensa

    Synsensa Deity Retired Moderator

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    Reading and making fun of people on Chatroulette.

    edit: obligatory "your mom" comment here.
     
  5. Joecoolyo

    Joecoolyo 99% Lightspeed

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    -Gaming
    -CFCOT
     
  6. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    >Wargaming miniatures (and painting them)
    >watching/reading sci-fi.
    >modding
     
  7. downtown

    downtown Crafternoon Delight

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    -Drums/live musical performance
    -writing
    -basketball
    -running. I think I'm going to join a Track Club and start running races on a more regular basis. I did a few in New Orleans and had a blast!
     
  8. Aquila SPQR

    Aquila SPQR Prince

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    Central Europe
    Astronomy, ancient history, reading.
     
  9. ColdClimate

    ColdClimate Prince

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  10. Glassfan

    Glassfan Mostly harmless

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    I read a lot of science and history and give lectures in the shower.
    I play with my dog, target shoot and sample local pizza recipes.
    I play Civ IV.
     
  11. Abaddon

    Abaddon Deity

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    NES/FG/SF Activity:Arguing the toss
    Chasing girls...
     
  12. Leifmk

    Leifmk Deity

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    Besides the obvious (given that I am posting here), the only thing I have time for anymore is exercising, which is also a necessity in order to keep my body working as I grow older (I do not intend to end up in the kind of shape my father is when I am his age). In order to make it more interesting I've turned it into a bit of a hobby and now intend to get really damned strong, maybe I'll compete at a few powerlifting meets in a while.
     
  13. Bugfatty300

    Bugfatty300 Buddha Squirrel

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    I shoot stuff.
     
  14. Steph

    Steph Multi Many Tasks man Retired Moderator

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    The obvious
    - Modding CivIII
    - Trying to program my own game
    - Playing computer games
    - Reading

    Not so obvious:
    - Playing wargames, mostly Cry havoc series and ASL
    - Role playing game : I wrote my own system (in French).
    - Painting figurines

     
  15. ParadigmShifter

    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

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    I play the guitar but haven't done so for ages.

    I taught myself Z80 programming and am writing a Manic Miner remake with a spectrum emulator (not much progression recently since I got a graphics card and can play CivIV again). It's miles faster than Matthew Smith's original, and takes up less memory too so I can probably cram in 40-50 levels instead of 20. EDIT: He was 16 when he wrote Manic Miner and I have 15 years game programming experience, however ;) Plus developing on a PC with modern tools makes things a lot easier.

    Scrabble.

    Backgammon.

    Trolling Liverpool supporters.

    Maths.
     
  16. Harvin87

    Harvin87 The Youth

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    Reading, writing, drinking, chess.
     
  17. homeyg

    homeyg Deity

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    smoking
    chess
    risk
    guitar
    amazon mechanical turk
    trolling
    stickam shuffle
    pondering
    writing manifestos
    taking pictures
    keeping records
    watching good movies
    enlightening other people
     
  18. Lillefix

    Lillefix I'm serious. You can.

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    Reading and making fun of Dan Brown.
     
  19. Heretic_Cata

    Heretic_Cata We're gonna live forever

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    Drinking

    And hugz
     
  20. PlutonianEmpire

    PlutonianEmpire Socially Awkward Goofball

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    Using nuclear weapons and other WMD's in video games. And using cheats in video games.

    Astronomy.

    Chatting on IRC.

    CFC.

    NationStates.

    Staring at women's boobs. (Oops. :mischief: )
     

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