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What are the most autistic hobbies? The most hardcore and obscure interests that a normalfag can never hope to penetrate? I don't mean retarded lolcow shit, but things that require study or have a technical bent. Pic related kind of, that's the sort of stuff I'm getting at.


>the most autistic hobbies?
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Probably becoming an outsider artist like Henry Darger.


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probably not what you're looking for but id say building lego sets as an adult male would be extremely autistic since it's seen as a kids hobby


Not at all. You see A LOT of normal people on Lego conventions, not only that but most of the more impressive builds out there are made by guys with engineering degrees and two kids that he loves to bring to the event.

Building Lego as an adult is not even weird anymore I don't think, there are several sets obviously targeted at fully capable adults.


Just to name a few:
>playing the Nintendo 3DS
>watching obscure anime
>posting on >>>/b/
>collecting Pokémon trading cards
>studying quantum physics
>reading books on philosophy


>Building Lego as an adult is not even weird anymore I don't think
Yeah a lot of people seem to use it to chill out now. A lot of men are kind of nerdy now and enjoy little creative projects, especially ones that don't feel like work.


Model train guys are very social with each other and often hang out at the local shop talking shit for hours at a time. If you want actual autistic hobbies you need to look at bird or train watching. You can do it solo for the cost of a notepad.


>playing the Nintendo 3DS
Vidya isn't obscure
>watching obscure anime
Anime isn't obscure
>posting on >>>/b/
This post belongs there
>collecting Pokémon trading cards
Normalfag as it comes. Youtube just had a boom in pokemon pack openings. Made a shit load of channels big from buying packs. It screwed over people wanting older packs because the youtubers sky rocketed the packs.
>studying quantum physics
Study God instead.
I agree.
>reading books on philosophy
This is what niggers do to feel smart


Development of free software and free operating systems like linux, haiku and BSD. This is all volunteer based. The SJW normalniggers tried to poz and infiltrate it but it just spawned forks like devuan, pale moon etc


>Study God instead.
This is totally not something a normalfag would do.


Chinese character/kanji calligraphy (if you are not chinese or japanese)


Palemoon doesn't have close to the users Firefox does.

Religion has been the home of virgin men for centuries. Monks are the original wizards.

Homeless people should focus on their own lives instead of bitching at others.


Ah, you've seen my post history huh?
Anyway homeless people have all the time in the world. What else is there to do?


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No, it's just incredibly obvious who you are. You're the angry homeless guy who got kicked out by his family. Might it be for wanting to dress as a succubus?

>Pornography is less harmful than trains
What the fuck?


OP here, most of that isn't what I'm getting at. Like it has things like idols, seiyuu, and anime listed in the crazy/harmful field, but none of those take any investment or ability. They're just passive consumption of low brow material. Anyone who is a loser can do it.


autism in this context is merely obsession. pick anything and go balls to the wall in specializing in it and you'll be the type of "autistic" you're looking for.


>>Pornography is less harmful than trains
i agree


That's because Palemoon is for erudite wizards.


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>mechanical desk calculator restoration
>reenacting ancient experiments and observations, like aristarchus' measurement of the moon
>running an amateur weather station
>vintage computing (altair, dec, vax, imsai)
>history of experimental military technology
>attempting to revive dead programming languages (pl/i, plankalkul, apl, oberon)
>using an emulator's debugger to patch, or simply explore the memory of, old video games
>miniature steam engines




modding videogames, specifically Halo Custom Edition


This is the one worth striving towards forget the rest


I have been obsessed with firearms, mostly longguns, for many many years. It's something I'm very embarassed to talk about because the few times I've brought it up people start joking about me being a danger which makes me sad. I've had a long autistic obsession with mechanics of things like engines too but firearms is what really stuck with me. I had a phase where I would look at patents and recreate all the working parts out of hardened paper maché and thin sheet metal to make mechanical copies that could feed, have a working fire control group and eject cartridges but of course not fire. Though I havent been able to make anything recently because every time I try I get reminded of people laughing at me.
There is something I find very beautiful in a machine that can run like an engine and throw peices of metal at thousands of feet per second tens, hundreds or even thousands of times a minute all fitting into a small package working purely mechanically. Such delicate precission turning into chaotic destruction. It's so very sad that people have to think I like violence, war or death to apreachiate such fine machinery


It is not uncommon to see socials who get into religion, particularly east-asian religions such as buddhism and hinduism, mostly for the social value.
However, not a single one of them would be actually serious and learn sanskrit to read all the original literature, they instead engage in groupthink.
I guess the answer is: learn sanskrit or hebrew and actually study god.

Another one that fits the bill squarely is playing Core War.




Now this is the stuff.


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I remember becoming quite obsessed with core war for a while. What a strangely intriguing game that was.


I hope you find the will to build things again, as that sounds like an interesting thing to do, speaking as someone who doesn't have much mechanical aptitude.


Technologically speaking, guns are marvellous creations.
I especially like the small kind. I know next to nothing, but a colt, or a revolver seems is what I like.
I might buy one soon.


I'm not sure what I would call it to refer to it casually, but I like to combine knowledge of different, usually unrelated things. For example, making a mini hydroponics system you can control and monitor from some device would be a combination of botany, fluid mechanics, general handyman skills, programming, and networking skills. You might call it tinkering but the best part of it is the study and learning process of acquiring the skills you think you need, and learning from each successive failure until you get it just right!

I also really like models and displays, like pic related. A whole world full of happiness and comfy all built by me!


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Started working away with the knife, chisel some newspapers, sheet metal and a 5 dollar metal scissor. I still suck at making stocks and my rotating bolts wear out quickly. Mags are also a lot trickier than one would think. Thanks for the encouragement wizard


Very cool, anon

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