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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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Thanks anon, Really mean it. Been working on a PKM too but there is just a shitload pf material and bending the receiver and top cover is a bitch with no bending equipment. Trying to figure out the stock folding mechanism of the aks74u. The fire control group is pretty much finished with the trigger getting cocked by the bolt moving and the disconnector is working. The inner rails are hard too, the piece keeping the bolt from rotating early gets pressed hard enough that if pops loose too which I need to figure out a solution too. In the meanwhile have this small model I made in an evening 90% from memory.


is buying a real gun not an option?


I don’t make them for actual use, they are just a hobby of mine and something to do with my hands while I watch something on the computer or listen to music. If I wanted to I could make a variety of different firearms like the FGC9 or MOD9 but I don’t have any need for one and I would only risk getting buttfucked by government.


Nice wiz, keep at it. Have you considered making cap guns? The kind that just make a pop and smoke with those red ring or paper strip caps. As a kid I had a miniature replica Kar98 and MP40 that articulated fully, and a single cap could be put in the chamber. They were only a few inches long but great fun


Yes, if I put a cap in the place of the primer these guns would make a bang as they still have moving firing pins/hammers/strikers


>vintage computing (altair, dec, vax, imsai)
Regrettably, this is becoming more of a normalfag endeavor because of channels like CGR and others. Granted, it's mostly focused on consumer hardware that could play games, and not so much the enterprise/educational/scientific stuff.


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I've gotten into making slide rules recently. Attached is an example of what I last made. I use a printer and then laminate the pieces together to make the physical slide, and finally usually just use a piece of string for the guide.

The actual marks I create a giant array of where all the tick marks have to be, and then put this array in Python to do all the more picky, manual stuff like denoting exactly where the labels should be and offsetting the tick marks off of each other based on the arrays for each line. There's a surprising amount of minute detail that you have to pay attention to in order to get as much as possible to fit together.

I'd like to do something like this to make a combined astrolabe/planisphere, only make it look proper "magical" by including all the astrological stuff on it as well. Maybe have it look like some weird divining tool somehow.


you need to make images with extremely higher resolutions. printers have a really high dpi. otherwise you have weird cases where the distances between ticks isnt uniformly increasing


I once made an astrolabe. All I did was to take a template I found on the internet, and as precisely as I could I copied them into a vector image using inkscape. Then I lasercut it into pieces of mdf board and put them together. The laser cutter also engraved the lines for the altitude and stuff. The characters (numbers and names for stars in some cases) weren't printed because the svg file stored them as glyphs instead of paths.

Ever since I've wanted to o it properly. The altitude plates are made with mathematics, and now that I've been learning postscript I may perhaps be able to do it, but it's not one of my current goals. I have also learned some about fonts and unicode and all that, perhaps I could include some zodiac signs in the ecliptic (those old alchemical signs).

Anyway, fun fun fun. Good luck with that.


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kanji calligraphy as one anon pointed out
rewriting book pages in notebooks (some measure the page gabarites, font size etc.)
redrawing hand-drawn advertisement papers
collecting miniature car models was a thing too
collecting leaves
learning forgotten/extremely hard/extincting/ancient languages


Retro computing is a bit of a normalfag hobby, but the thing that most normies don't want to do is actually PROGRAM for retro computers. I'd really recommend learning ASM with something like Chibiakumas.




People like that are the biggest normalfags on the planet.


Punching myself


he was not a normalfag he was too messed up for even wizchan. people who try to be outsider artists would be normalfags though


He did it before it was 'cool' though. He never had the thought 'I'm going to be an outsider artist!' - that is what can correctly be identified as normalfag thinking. Darger just did what he found to be interesting, and created something very interesting.


What about electronic circuits? Like making high voltage flyback drivers or other semi-complex things for no purpose other than to entertain myself for a few hours?


train spotting.
anyone who is into that shit is 100% autist. normies joke about it, but i see them everywhere. skinny, middle-aged men watching the trains. they look happy, wish I could be happy…

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