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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.

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