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Maytag's Playhouse => Free Talk => Topic started by: Emp_Dragon on June 26, 2009, 02:42:07 pm

Title: Your Hobby!
Post by: Emp_Dragon on June 26, 2009, 02:42:07 pm
Ok, so here I am sitting by my computer at 23:30 just having ordered stuff for my Warhammer 40k collection worth about £300, an ammount that most people around me thinks is insane to spend on plastic 'toys' as they see it.

And now I wonder, how many others of all the amazing and odd persons in here who have hobbies? Are they 'normal' hobbies or are they considdered weird? Expencive?

Please tell, and the more details, the better :)
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Chag4 on June 26, 2009, 02:56:10 pm
Writer.
Though I haven't written much in a while. I do "brainstorming" every day.
I AM indeed planning on writing something and getting it published.
Current amount of story ideas: around 20.

Also, The Sims is a rather serious hobby to me. I buy all games (almost).
Total cost: around 5500 NOK which might be around 550$. Not sure. Or around 700£.
I have no idea really. But it's a lot altogether. I might have done it really wrong, because I really don't remember all the prices, but it does seem about right. The dollars I'm really unsure of though.
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Dragonizer on June 26, 2009, 03:06:49 pm
I'm a writer too. Like Chag, I've got lots of ideas for novels. I just have a complete lack of motivation and I think I should stick with short stories for now. XD Since about a year and a half ago, I've also started drawing.
I also like to collect little crystal things. Dragons, mostly, but I've got some other stuff. I'd love to start collecting knives as well, but I just don't have the money. I've only got one dagger so far.
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Oddball on June 26, 2009, 03:45:26 pm
any thing mechanical, flying and ex cross country skier/Telemarker ski gear up to £400
model airctraft broken down costs: kits at least £40 unbuilt
                                      covering: £15 per roll
                                       engines £50 upwards
                                       radio gear £100 upwards
                                       1 gallon of fuel £20
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Selan on June 26, 2009, 03:50:30 pm
Final Fantasy!
But i stopped buying all the the different console games.
I just can't keep up with it.
I'll probably buy a ps3 just to play ff13
I also spend a lot of money on MMORPG Rappelz, about 600 dollars or so, but i quit spending money on it as i hardly play anymore
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Pozf on June 26, 2009, 09:55:20 pm
I'm a gamer and a drummer.
The drumming aspect is a lot more money. within the two months I spent about 800-900 USD on two pieces of equipment.
And when I get more money I will be spending ~1200-1500 USD on a new brain because I'm unfortunately an elitist and need the best everything >.< (Plus I actually need one mine is a PoS)
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Emp_Dragon on June 27, 2009, 12:06:30 am
Yeah, the MtG card art is really pretty :)
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Hans on June 27, 2009, 04:51:47 am
I'm a conworlder, That's pretty much similar to a writer, but instead of writing novels I like to create the background stuff.
I write short storys too, but often catch myself in outlaying, in which was the culture of the characters is different than ours, and what effect that has on their dayly lifes.
What I like about this hobby is it's diversity. I think I would never have become interested in the different features of estuaries, if not for this.
Not expensives in terms of money, most information can be found in the internet for free, but it can be very time consuming. Just try writing a poem in a language you invented yourself.
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Razzly on June 27, 2009, 06:52:45 am
Like Deatzh, I do art and music, but the art-part is more like a job, as I'm seriously studying to become an illustrator.

I also collect panda-items.

My current collection consists of:
6x Plushie Pandas
1 pair of Panda slippers
1x Panda hat
2x Panda notebooks - one used for thoughts and the second for song lyrics.
1x Panda mug

Needless to say, panda-themed items are pretty hard to find around here. I also have a steadily growing love for Hello Kitty, but so far I only own a shirt and a keyring.

It's been a bit lame with partners lately, but I also Roleplay (or Storytell) either on WoW or old-fashioned tabletop via the internet.

Other hobbies are normal and uninteresting, such as video games, fashion and computers...
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Razzly on June 28, 2009, 09:41:09 am
Like Deatzh, I do art and music, but the art-part is more like a job, as I'm seriously studying to become an illustrator.
Don't assume it's not for me.  It's not like I'm just dicking around with a pencil and some paper.

...I didn't assume anything?
I just wanted to add that I don't really consider it much of a hobby for me. My comment had nothing to do with you, really.
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: leana on June 28, 2009, 10:03:26 am
I love reading...
I love to philosophise...
I love to tease!
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Razzly on June 28, 2009, 12:52:24 pm
Quote from: Razzly
...I didn't assume anything?
I just wanted to add that I don't really consider it much of a hobby for me. My comment had nothing to do with you, really.
The err is in the way you worded it, which very much DOES sound like it has something to do with me.

Eh
I understand what you meant, now, and I'm sorry for jumping on you for it, but I did read it that way.

Don't worry about it. Sorry if my wording was confusing.
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Emp_Dragon on June 28, 2009, 01:56:24 pm
Nownow, Deatzh, Razzly I won't have you fighting in my thread, you are both too valuable to be allowed a cat fight  :-*

And by the way, if there is one thing that's true about art it's that you can't really compare the works of one artist with that of another one.
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Razzly on June 28, 2009, 03:38:04 pm
No one's fighting Emp! ;) So no worries.
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Emp_Dragon on June 29, 2009, 03:18:15 am
I know, I just tried to be funny :P
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Oddball on June 29, 2009, 02:18:30 pm
Emp dont it does not suit you...........go back to devouring villages and roasting maidens
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Emp_Dragon on June 30, 2009, 10:56:33 am
Oh don't worry odd, I'm just trying to lull them into a false sense of security before I devour them both (another hobby of mine)
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Razzly on June 30, 2009, 11:28:30 am
Aww, don't devour me, Emp! *Puppy dog eyes*
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Foof on June 30, 2009, 10:09:11 pm
I love playing video games, drawing, and collecting figurines.

My collection isn't that impressive, but I like it.  Mostly girl figurines.  The only guy ones I have are of Kazuma and Cougar Straight from S-Cry-Ed and a poorly made Link.  I have three expensive ones:  Ingus from Flame the Heart of the Sun($30, Plastic), Yuffie from Final Fantasy VII ($75, Resin), and The Girl on the Left (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/09/HIMM.jpg) from He Is My Master($30 or $40, Resin).
The rest of them are mostly just random figures I got because they were cute.  I have a weakness for cute anime girls.  But unique cute, not Generic Cute School Girl cute!

I play Video games most of the time and draw whenever I watch movies.  I usually draw comics or character designs, or just sketch.  Lately I've been trying to work on my anatomy more.
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Oddball on July 01, 2009, 12:54:44 am
Well if you are going on the rampage soon Emp can you burn down my work while im on holiday next week  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Emp_Dragon on July 01, 2009, 01:34:01 pm
Sorry Odd, I don't do that kind of 'dirty' buisness...

And Razz, you don't know what you're missing out on by opting out of beeing 'devoured' ;)
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Oddball on July 02, 2009, 12:19:59 am
@Emp: Ah dam there would of been an incentive in it for you "nudge,nudge,wink,wink"
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Andrea on July 04, 2009, 04:59:37 am
Ok, so here I am sitting by my computer at 23:30 just having ordered stuff for my Warhammer 40k collection worth about £300, an ammount that most people around me thinks is insane to spend on plastic 'toys' as they see it.

And now I wonder, how many others of all the amazing and odd persons in here who have hobbies? Are they 'normal' hobbies or are they considdered weird? Expencive?

Please tell, and the more details, the better :)

I'm a warhammer 40k nerd too  ;D
I participate in national tournaments and such!

And this is part of my army (the yellow ones), still WIP.

(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/4748/iyanden.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Pyraliss on July 08, 2009, 04:50:07 pm
I'm personally a bit of a hobbyist. I have many hobbies. I guess it would be more effective to focus on one hobby, but I suppose I simply like having many hobbies.

One of my favorite hobbies is singing, if one would call that a hobby. I don't do it as a carrier or anything, just for fun. I do random shows and things of that nature.

I like to collect things, right now I collect Dragon memorbilia, Cow memorbilia, Magic: The Gathering Cards, and a number of other things.

Another hobby of mine is video games. I love video games. Can't put them down!  (http://pyraliss.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_razz.gif)
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: RoninAngel on July 09, 2009, 08:32:08 pm
I like to play magic the gathering and crack would be cheaper.
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Oddball on July 14, 2009, 07:58:33 am
Oh forgot to add in collecting Corgi models just picked one up for £40 at the airshow I went to will post a pic once the batteries are charged for my new camera.

Edit: Here is a pic of a few of my Corgi models. got a few more in a box at the back of the shed.  Sure I had a few photos of them all along side my Leibherr models.
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Toga on July 23, 2009, 04:01:34 am
I'm a guitarist, a singer and a boxer.

I need music to live, so I decided to teach myself guitar a while ago. I've been singing in the school choir since primary school, so it's just been a matter of adapting my voice for other music (I can hold my metal roar for a good 10-15 seconds). I've kind of stopped boxing due to school and other such things. However, I'm gonna get back in the ring, rocky style, and dish out da PAIN!
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Kanazaka on August 18, 2009, 11:59:13 am
The only thing I really collect is anime merchandise -- T-shirts, a couple of figurines, a couple of plushies, a couple of wall scrolls and a couple of soundtracks.  Speaking of pandas, Razzly, I do have a small, plastic Glomp Panda that I bought at Anime Central a while back  :).  I occasionally write short stories, and I also bowl on occasion, but that's more of a sport than a hobby.
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Razzly on August 18, 2009, 12:09:21 pm
  Speaking of pandas, Razzly, I do have a small, plastic Glomp Panda that I bought at Anime Central a while back  :). 

Oh really? That's adorable! <3
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: leana on August 18, 2009, 12:23:07 pm
@ razzly...I have a very cute pandabear...who lives underneath my bed most of the time...and sometimes when i make my bed...he is alloud to be on top of my bed... he's the only cuddlybear i have as far as it go's for stuff on my bed...I'll post a pic some day, cause he's very special!Like all panda's;)
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Emp_Dragon on August 18, 2009, 12:24:20 pm
I bet leana's just trying to use her plushy panda as bait to catch a certain other panda ;)
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: leana on August 18, 2009, 12:26:16 pm
Damn...was i too obvious?
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Emp_Dragon on August 18, 2009, 12:34:25 pm
Naw, just that I'd try the same trick if I'd had a panda XD
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Razzly on August 18, 2009, 12:48:29 pm
Leana: Yay! I wonder if I should post a photo of my panda-collection?
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Kanazaka on August 18, 2009, 02:09:45 pm
Please do so  ;D!  I have a small plushie collection, but it's pretty varied.
Title: Re: Your Hobby!
Post by: Oddball on August 19, 2009, 09:50:04 am
Got a few Garfields I bought while traveling around Germany a few years back and a pilot elephant and bear some where.