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Anyone here have weird, niche interests? I’m curious about this kind of thing. I like hearing about people dedicating their lives to one specific strange thing. Post about them here.


I don't, but your post reminds me of this: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg3qsVzHeUt5_cPpcRtoaJQ/videos


I think everyone have such kind of hobiies. Mine are drawing and woodcrafting. I like to do with different kinds of materials like woood,ice and etc. For improving my skills I bought new tool -chainsaw, which I found on review https://bestchainsawadviser.com/remington-chainsaw-reviews/


Compulsive masturbation



I don't think most people do, drawing is not that strange. Woodcrafting kind of is though.


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I cycle to do chores


i like to google "wiktionary <word>" for random words i come across, to see the etymology of it. i do it several times a day and enjoy it so i think it's a hobby. it kills some time but i don't think i've learned anything doing it.


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I collect pre-war NSDAP items….most people would say it is weird.


Solid state electronics restoration, usually 60s to 80s but I’ll watch peeps on YouTube restore stuff much much earlier and get pretty much the same enjoyment.

Shout out to MrCarlson


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I study small islands


Which one do you want to disappear into?


I study and obsess over everything to do with speach, languages, and making sounds
this includes
>learning languages
>studying languages I already know fluently
>language psychology
>written lamguages/scripts
>history of languages
>history of writing
>music history
>geographical music
>playing instruments
>instrument history
>sound quality

and a few others I am forgetting
this is not the full extent of my hobbies
i am autistic and I really, really, really like languages. if I could, I would really enjoy teaching something like linguistics or language history.


Drawing isn't strange, but not all drawings are the same. If you focus your art on odd things that most don't care about it is niche. Like how video games are normal but certain games are niche.


That shirt looks comfy.


If you're still around wizzie, I'm currently reading an introductioni into linguistics and just get into the aspects of neuro-linguistics, the separated brain etc. Would you mind sharing some things you're reading?



-I like Advanced Squad leader, one of the most complex (if not THE most complex) boardgames ever. Tons of rules etc.
-I also like Ars Magica, an obscure game about (guess) wizards. I hope to create a thread one day about it. Wizards there are very repulsive to mundane folk, heh, is kinda fitting to this board. The game is also has a lot of record keeping / calculations and takes medieval paragdims and rpg simulations very seriously. I design my own wizards, covenants, advance them etc.
-Traveller is a sci-fi rpg a bit less complex than ars but I love spending my time creating systems/worlds/ships there.
-I also like japanesse riichi Mahjong and ss13. I think these are more close to "normal" hobbies. But might still be weird to the masses.

and besides the multiplayer mahjong and ss13 I almost always spend my time on those alone. I lack the means and the social capacity to meet up with 40-50 y.o. boomers who are the only people interested in these things anyways.


bro im gonna open a laundry in africanss slums, gonna be rich


Would being a beekeeper count? I mostly just help my granddad with the heavy lifting though.


Bicycle archery


not weird at all
But does anybody here shave traditionally with straight or double edge and shit?
It's the only thing I'm looking forward to the whole day


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Does making musical instruments count as niche?
I made a (historically innacurate, but still fun to play) anglo saxon lyre recently. I like to imagine myself in a monastery or as the hamlet wizard/storyteller or something. pic related, sorry for the shitty drawing.


>playing instruments
>instrument history

interesting. what sort of stuff do you play? I dabble in any instrument I can get my hands on, even if I never get very good, it's always fun to experiment with.


My current aim is to build the best porn library I can that suits my need.

I do this by keeping a track of how many time I masturbate to videos and weed out the ones who have the least amount of faps after some time and keep the ones who have the most.

I'll declare it finished at some point, hopefully.


can you post a picture of it?


I bought two radios in thrift store and also cheapest fm transmitters, took radios apart and tweak with the electronics, recording the results. There is a term like circuit bending, but I don't know if it really fits here. Hope to discover methods of alternating/ modulating music I play through the "ensemble". As far I'd only get white noise, chirps and high pitch sine wave-like sounds, nothing interesting really, but there are still many possibilities. Other than than I put the transmitter on the same frequency as the radio, connect transmitter to a microphone and get some radio feedback that has different sound depending on the placement between the devices.
Also, it's fun to play two loops on neighboring frequencies and switch between them, creates sort of a collage of sound or something.
I didn't really find anything on the internet about such things, so it's always nice to feel as a pioneer.
Among other things, internet really robs you of that feel all to often imo.

seconding this


Not weird, but kinda niche.
Mathematical and spherical astronomy. Computing celestial phenomena. Also celestial mechanics.
Calendars too, and I'm also interested in how ancient cultures modelled the celestial motions to predict events. I haven't yet, but I want to read into how the mayans did this.


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dunno why it came out landscape sorry. the pencil lines on the arms are guides for engraving, after which I'll line the engrave(ments?) with dark pigment and then varnish over. I did a fuckup (the drill jumped) when I was cutting the sound holes which is why there's a weird pale bit next to one of them.


Heard of railfanning? It's dedicated towards the love of trains. Be it going to the station to see trains, posting images, discussing train schedules, loco types, arguing about Train routes,etc.


Nice. I just finished unpacking Beyond Valor. And now comes the reading, and video watching, and note taking.


i'm really into diy slime

just learned how to make this one



That's pretty cool as long as you aren't an actual nazi.


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My hobby is memes like "cake is a lie"


Hey I read your posts and picked up ASL(the starter kit#1) after researching it a bit. i've never been into board games like this other than monopoly but to be totally honest what drew me in was the tokens and the simplistic look and feel of the game. i'm very put off by a lot of tabletop games and board games with garish colors and tokens not to mention the subject matter. watching video of it now as well, maybe we can play together one day :)


But… why? What's so interesting about trains?


I collect the shittiest cartoons imaginable, I also collect docummentaries eithet online, dvds and even old magazines about disasters. I have several small hard drives full of shitty cartoons and disaster docus, I think once internet dies and succumbs to the negro I will have plenty to watch.


>collects shit
>says he has something interesting to watch once internet dies
Collect good stuff also ffs


Hope you have some Ergo Proxy there.


got a 14tb harddrive recently.
I collect obscure movies and music from NK and Iran and stuff.


I collect media from 70s-90s Japan, Europe (from this one also from the 2000s) and Argentina, (mostly anime and manga the former, mostly magazines and some shows/movies the other two) and my mind somehow became self convinced that I've lived there in those eras to the point I even dream or have fake memories of it. I'm aware I never did, but a part of ny mind has assimilated that as real. For example when I see videos from, say, 1990 Tokyo or Brussels I feel as if it was a memory, like a trip I genuinely did back then


i save the filler pages from scanned manga and doujinshi that i come across (via fapping almost always). they are like text-free pages that just act as padding. sometimes the author puts contact info and stuff there. usually they are completely blank but some have patterns which is cool


>got a 14tb harddrive recently.
>a 14tb

that gives me goosebumps wiz. All your eggs in a single basket. If that drive fails you'll lose 14tb. Keeping an array of smaller drives is always safer. What reason did you have to get a single drive? Was it s steal? How is it physically different from standard drives?


Perhaps you were there in some other form.


where do you source the stuff from NK? super interested in seeing what they have going on over there.


I was born in late 80s, that's impossible


I take long and exceptionally soapy baths with bath bombs, body wash, bar soap, and anything else I can find. I do this 1 to 3 times a day.

I also sometimes eat a ton of ice and energy drinks and amphetamines, then turn down the air conditioning and take my clothing off so I can get really really cold and jittery.


wont the soap irritate your pp? i have that sometimes


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I do the same (baths). I'm very weird excessive about it. I find that foam bath soap, heavy cream (ideally 1L+) and sea/Epsom salt makes a good proper soak to thrash about in. I've started adding baby oil as well lately. I always take my special bath mug in there to pour the warm water over myself too.

Lotion will help with that


>I take long and exceptionally soapy baths with bath bombs, body wash, bar soap, and anything else I can find.
Bit odd but is in line with the thread.
> I do this 1 to 3 times a day.
How do you have skin left?



i watch vlive videos


Weird hobby of the past when I was a teenager is the following: I worked in fast food operating fryers and cleaning dishes at fried chicken restaurants so my skin would be extra oily and I already had oily skin.
Whenever I got home I would take a shower and scrape my face with a knife and scoop the grime up into my fingers and then rub it against the fly screen mesh window in the shower.
I ended up with a huge blob of muck in the window and would always collect more and more skin grease.

Very gross


nice to hear anon
thanks anon, I often play solitaire but check out asl discord, you can find plenty of 50 year old boomers are playing the game on vassal


i always dreamed about that kind of weird hobby but except weird fetishes i have nothing to share with you


i watch twitch streams purely as vods, despite having an account from like 2014? if i remember correctly, i dont think ive watched a single live stream or interacted with other users or streamers. same situation for my positively ancienty twitter account, it just is a way to categorize people and check for updates. i dont know if ive retweeted, liked, commented, made a tweet, or sent any messages, followed… i wouldnt say it is a weird hobby, but it's a weird aspect that is universal among my internet behaviour, the lack of interacting with other people


I quit twitch years ago now. I never log in to any account or post using an identifiable handle if I can avoid it.

I have lost interest in every streamer I used to watch. If I can bear to watch a streamer, it's a vtuber. I guess I don't feel enough animosity towards succubi to not watch their streams. Simping is out of the question though.


Hobby and habit don't have the same meaning.
What you described isn't a hobby.


In video games, I will exclusively play what are considered "movement modes". For example: In CS Source I will play "surf" and "bunnyhopping" servers/maps, in TF2 there are rocketjump/stickyjump maps, in Quake 3 there are defrag maps. There are also climb maps in various games, and there's even more modes in older games. I play zero video games outside of these movement modes. If this is interesting to anyone, then add Momentum Mod to your Steam wishlist. It will be released in December, it'll be completely free, and will centralize all of these modes into 1 game with global leaderboards, tons of maps, and extra features etc.

This isn't Twitter. You don't need to virtue signal here for likes/retweets

How are you so surprised that train enthusiasm is a thing? The crossover with wizards and trains is huge.


>The crossover with wizards and trains is huge


I'm not surprised, I know how popular trains are with autists too. I just don't understand it at all. People who go to the train station with a camera and just hang around taking pics are a mystery to me.


Shouldn't this be in the photography thread?


Not sure if it's weird but here you go.

I organize*, collect porn and keep track of every fap I do with date and the video tied to it. I use a software I wrote to manage all of this and it has, after 4 years of development, reached quite a good amount of features in it.

I keep track of the faps I do so I can collect data on what videos, model, studio I like more and get more stuff of it.

At the moment I have 2.5TB organized.

I've also developed a sort of system that should suggest me on which model I should fap to based on total videos I have of her, last time I fapped to her and what type of videos she star in (interracial, foot-job, cuck ecc…).It's quite a complex algorithm is heavily based on my fap patterns I developed during time and kept track of thanks to this software.

If you're interested in it I'll leave some resource to other software like mine that can do similar stuff:

* With organize I mean tagging video with stuff like foot-fetish, blowjob, anal, squirting, ecc… and assigning a studio and models.



I was interested but


Is that term still around? It sounds so 2010.


As long as there is pigdisgusting in this world, there will always be those who oppose it.


I would like too, but its a crime here


Truly magnificent.


>languagefag who's into conlanging
first-time lurker here from normiechan, have i found my people?


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I collect screenshots of desktops people post. I don't know why, I just like looking at them. Some desktops are aesthetically pleasing, some make me feel comfy.

Also I draw imaginary borders in google earth.


>Also I draw imaginary borders in google earth.
Do you also write scenarios where they would make sense in possible futures/alternative history?


If you're into XP skins like that there's a bunch of old submissions you can still look at on the Wincustomize and Boxshots websites.


Kind of. I usually try to make it realistic. Even if I come up with borders for some completely made up country
For me, it's Energy Blue. This should have been default look of XP.


I do the same and I have to say that is one of the most pleasing desktops I've seen


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I collect bedroom pics.


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Cool, I am glad I am not the only one. Here is one which isn't anything special but it's from 2006 and with Azumanga wallpaper which always gives me a lot of nostalgia.

I can't believe 2006 is so far away now. It still feels like something that was just couple of years ago.

Nice. Beside desktops I also kind of collect battlestation photos so I can understand why you do that. I used to have same LG monitor as one from pic rel so here is another nostalgia trip.


I do this as well. I imagine a lot of do.


Cool. I collect pictures of Lynette Bishop (witch) and she is in your first image so I have saved that photo to my collection.


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im obsessed with alternative history maps, backstates(when the larp is well made)and very specially Balkanization alt. history maps


of the dozens of pro. balkanization fags I've met all of then except two have been heavily mixed race


I used to do this sort of thing. I was good at making maps in gimp+inkscape. I lost all my files at some point though.


>he meets people outside no-face anonymous sites


>he uses retarded twitterfag lingo


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decided to start making a map today, here it is so far.


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bitmap, plus a bit more.


Rather dangerous. You better build your home with fine security measures, now that you let the internet know you have those.

If it motivates thee keep it up, it better do…

I wonder if you could give this fat any actual usage. Like crafting fragrances…

It may reflect their aspie unconscious anxiety for living in a world where no surprises are expected, where everything is known from beggining to end, without shocks nor dangers.


>Rather dangerous. You better build your home with fine security measures, now that you let the internet know you have those.
I'm sorry if it's too personal to ask but I'm really curious which country or continent you come from which has fostered such a stigma for such items. I'd also like to hear your reasoning for how anyone on the internet, especially a pseudonymous forum, could even figure out where he lives as to be a threat to his security.

There's no danger in owning those in most of the world. At the most, he should keep them displayed behind glass for their value as antiques, but owning them, wearing them, and sharing images of them poses is no risk to his personal security. I own many replicas of Nazi Germany items, including Nazi party armbands, flags, and "banned books". I was able to buy them from open displays at the community stall market where those items have been in stock and sold for nearly 15 years now. Many websites on the internet also sell replicas and real artifacts. I own guns with the original production mark swastikas on them. The only thing that's happened when I show people these items IRL and OTI is them expressing they same interest they have in same-period Allied and USSR items. If someone takes offense, it's their problem, not mine.

Please acknowledge that your worrisome nature is your burden to bear, not others'. Trying to convince a man that he should feel fear at something so menial as ungrounded human opinions is an atrocious thing.


ZOG gangstalkers broke into my home


this is a great hobby, do it too. Besides this i love collecting sad birthday pictures. Those are hard to come by and most of everyone has seen the "RARE" collections of around 30 pictures flying around on internet.


>Anyone here have weird, niche interests?

I don't think you could consider them "weird", some of them are weird (in relation to the culture where I live).

>experimental and alternative music

>playing many instruments and music recording
>philosophy (specifically existentialism)
>alcohol and drugs
>running, hiking, walking long distances
>weightlifting and exercising
>literature (specially literature in my language, manga and non-cape comics)
>internet forums
>cooking (specially pescetarian diet)

That's pretty much it for me. I'm heavily immersed in all of these hobbies and I engage them almost every single day. Being an autistic wizard has its perks.


Vintage mechanical keyboards.


I like classical chinese and calculator astronomy.


I am obsessed with creating AI generated music. I always have some generation running, and Google colab is the only thing I pay monthly for.


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