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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…


Anyone else into lone archery? No clubs just shooting arrows in the backyard or in the woods.


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>arabic calligraphy
>learning ancient/extinct languages
>writing poems-essays etc. in those said languages
>linguistic phonetics
>history of an extremely specific subject (like studying the migration of saka tribes into the indo-greek kingdom in hindu kush or whatever)
>strategy game modding


Mathematics. This is the final answer. Mathematics is the most autistic hobby; in particular obscure branches of mathematics that, as of yet, appear to have no application to the real world.


Mathematics has a lot of normies. Trust me, I did a master in mathematics.


I think my most obscure hobby is hex and counter wargaming.
Board Games have become quite hip but wargaming is a true exception. Imho even miniature wargaming ala gamesworkshop is still on the fringes, maybe people might know about it but not many play it. For hex and counter wargaming it is even worse. Currently dominated by bunch of boomers who still want to play with their favorite toys from 70s.
Many games are out of print or being reprinted by few companies who charge a lot because they cannot make a profit on volume. It has variety of themes and one can find anything from napoleonic warfare to ancient warfare.
But the most autistic of all hex counter wargames must be advanced squad leader, a squad based ww2 wargame. It is not that obscure within the hobby and even quite popular. But it is one of the most complex and detailed wargame out there the rules of it is absurdly long and you can simulate a variety of factors. Currently played by fat old boomers throughout anglosphere.


Idk if this counts but I've been making all kinds off different music since i was in high school and never released any of it. In high school I was doing dark industrial ambience, I also did an NSBM demo. Now im doing EDM rave music with NS themes, working on a song right now with WLP samples. All self taught on drums, guitar and keyboard.


Pretty cool wizzie. Did you learn arabic by yourself? Any good websites,books? thx


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Zombies. I've been called autistic many times for:
>reading zombie books
>having zombie succubus dakis
>my anti-zombie weapon collection
>playing L4D2 with the blinds closed and a can of Bawls within arm's reach
>see above but for cod zombies
>being "that guy" in my halo clan who only plays infection
>running around the block for the sole purpose of not becoming zombie food
>and let's not forget…the powdered eggs and jerky stash


Can second this. Also have a master's (on a completely obscure, unapplied topic).
Mathematics at the research level is an incredibly social activity. Single-author publications are not that common anymore and become rarer every year; most math is collaborative now. All the professors I knew spent a decent chunk of every day socializing.
There's also the broader academic issue of the fact that in order to get _anywhere_ in academics, you need social leverage. Scholarships, recommendation letters, grad school offers, job offers, collaborations, journal acceptances, extracurricular opportunities, literally everything is done on the basis of social clout.

I bailed with a master's because once I got into grad school I realized there was absolutely no way somebody like me was ever going to succeed in academia.


Maybe I’m just lucky but aside from recommendation letters (which people will write for you as long as they vaguely remember you exist) I’ve managed to navigate grad school and the job market on cold calls. I’m not in math though.


Thoughts on Zombieland Saga?


Languages are by far one of the most impenetrable hobbies. It's easy for some normgroid to do a duolingo course and think they're smart, but to actually become fluent and comfortable in multiple languages especially in different families is rare. If any of you have ever seen the attendees of a language meetup, they would look exactly like the stereotypical nerds from decades ago. I've seen people get into heated debates over things like whether Galician was just a dialect of Portuguese or if the CEFR scale translated to actual skill. One argument got so bad that I heard one guy called another an ugly tranny then he got excommunicated from the group. I know users on imageboards like to use autistic in a humorous way, but there are actually a disproportionate amount of autists in serious language learning communities.


>ugly tranny then he got excommunicated from the group.
Seems like even this hobby is infected with trannies. Any hobby is good when you don't have to deal with people.


autists are obsessed with being transgender for some reason


there is no normalfag-proof hobby. any hobby you can perform alone without an audience and only yourself to entertain should be very close to normalfag-proof however.


Speedrunning. I only recently realised there are communities around e.g. playing Spyro for your entire life trying to have the fastest time


That is full of normies(and trannies), for some reason.


I mean, it’s full of trannies because it’s autistic. There’s an extremely high correlation between autism and gender dysphoria.


Yes, that is CIA's plan in destroying nerds and autistic people. Just like how they used drugs to destroy black people decades ago.


Well they did a shitty job, we still have tons of them.


They did not. Blacks are hated by many people, easily assumed to be robbers, can't be trusted in any position, etc. The only people who praises them are americans because their culture is centered around black people.


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tl:dr, it's all a theater play, and if you don't like transexuals, you don't get a role.

Speedrunning these days is more of a performance art than anything. It's not so much about the game as it is about the person playing it. It takes no small amount of charisma, readability, and extreme expressive disposition to "make it" in speedrunning now. I don't believe the lot of them are genuine. Much of the joy of watching speedruns is seeing the runner fail, like how the only reason females watch NASCAR is to see cars crash and men burn alive. Without failing, the playtime, and therefore viewership and amount of donations received, is greatly hindered. because of this I can't help but feel most of them fake much of their shortcomings just to pad out their donation window. I mean, getting payed hundreds of dollars a day to die in the same video game over while mumbling to a bunch of bored normortals who hate you. These runners need to chose between holding the big digital trophy for a few days, or having those days pay off financially big time. Of course those who don't actually want to win the game in record time are going to vlog about their mundane social lives and e-drama while hitting the same few buttons over and over. Salt compilations are the most viewed of any runner's videos, and they just attract trolls to the freakshow to see the monkey go bananas in person, throwing him peanuts in the hope he'll trip in the shells and make a bigger ass of himself.

There's also a buttload of politics infesting the scene too, but of course only what's allowed in mainstream discourse. You can criticize Mr. Cosmo's former, objectively impressive LoZOoT WR run as being shoddy and faked and receive open agreement, but suggesting Cosmo's video quality dropped since he became Ms. Cosmette and ceased speedrunning all together warrants a ban and ostracism. A renowned speedrun originalfag and good guy with a passion for documenting the early days of the hobby was "exposed" as a racist after someone asked him in private chat basically what official medical documents has to say about Race X and how it differs from Race Y. He was cancelled in the fullest way possible, and others who he collaborated with were targeted for having once or twice ever played a game with him. A fellow unbiased influencer who documents technical aspects of the hobby was targeted because of their connection, his toddler threatened, and his actual cancer mocked.

If SPEED_WIZ were to hop on Twitch and get the big fast run, regardless of how many tries he had documented prior, there would be protest and reluctance to give him the top spot because nobody "knows" him; they don't know his opinions on Gender, Race, Donald Trump, Seed Oils, and size XXXXL females. Until they know his opinions on all of these subjects aligns with the Social Justice quo, they will shutter him away. They don't know if he's a friend they'd want to have, and that's all they want. Friends and allies - not speedrunners, gamers, nerds, or even just regular people. They want speedrunning to be their own echo chamber and safe space and so that's what it's become. Even the big commercial speedrun festivals barely donate to ethical charities such as cancer research anymore, instead opting to raise money for social non-issues.


>CIA used drugs to destroy blacks
LMAO explain niggers in Africa then.


>If SPEED_WIZ were to hop on Twitch and get the big fast run, regardless of how many tries he had documented prior, there would be protest and reluctance to give him the top spot because nobody "knows" him; they don't know his opinions on Gender, Race, Donald Trump, Seed Oils, and size XXXXL females. Until they know his opinions on all of these subjects aligns with the Social Justice quo, they will shutter him away.

That is correct, Satan. This applies to the vast majority of human endeavors, outside of strict professional settings (and within them, too). Maintaining a neutral stance on such topics and keeping your mouth shut (we used to call this "tact") doesn't seem to work either and seems to set them on edge, for some reason.


That has no bearing on what he just said.


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Runescape to be honest mate. It takes forever, you make a bit of dough in the end, it's non-educational, it's a grind and an endless list of shit to do, just a complete behemoth of a game, autists pick of the gaming hobby.

A normie one is self-improvement. If you wanna get out of the robot life I recommend you take some courses on coursera or something, idk.


runescape is filled with normalfags these days, all 20-something’s that talk about their gfs, work, and politics, unless they’re busy scamming you, play as a level 3 skiller and meet real autism while frustrating normpkers that can’t attack you unless your in level 60 wildy


>What are the most autistic hobbies? The most hardcore and obscure interests that a normalfag can never hope to penetrate?

Mathematics. This is the final answer. It's an entire world inside your head.


this and string theory, quantum physics for a 0.000000000001% chance of finding something practical and getting wizrich


physicists don't make any money, even if they become famous.


String theory is what happens when physicists think they are mathematician. The sooner thet drop this, the less annoying those people will be.


that is simply not true, engineering is within the realm of physics and everyone knows you can make mad cash building stuff, depending on who is employing you; that is just one example of many
thomas edison
nikola tesla
elon musk
all normgroids but still found something practical in physics and used that to make dosh
i don't disagree with your sentiment but i disagree with your attitude, mathematics is necessary to have a precise language to describe the dynamics of nature
physbrainlets who confuses physics with math really needs to be shown their place though


I said physicists because I meant physicists specifically. People do not get paid highly for research. Engineers make decent money, but they do not own the rights to any thing they create anymore, only corporations do. Furthermore your examples are dogwater. Tesla died penniless, musk is the CEO of his companies and so maintains full rights, and Edison did the same. Being smart will make you a comfortable living, but to be rich you need to be a businessman.


Your problem reside in rejecting the violence. They laugh at you because you are unharmful. Now, if you still resist to violence, you should hang out with gun guys, get a license and go to shooting clubs, they will praise you like a god


>rewriting book pages in notebooks (some measure the page gabarites, font size etc.)
Rewriting books in LaTeX is pretty autistic.


>all normgroids but still found something practical in physics and used that to make dosh
>nikola tesla
Please, stop typing and get out internet


Also, you should get a 3d printer


>reediting books in LaTeX, designing custom covers, printing and bookbinding
>book restoration
>translating books into latin
>translating books into your mother language
>translating ROMs and obscure games
>making game cheats
>game modding
>porting software/games to obscure OS
>programming/porting hardware drivers to obscure OS
>making/maintaining obscure game wikis
>buying media and sharing online
>competitive programming


All biased towards people without dyslexia and people with enough free time and money to own and use a computer regularly.


Killing yourself is free and takes almost no time. DO IT!


Your list is heavily geared toward the types of activities that computer nerds without dyslexia would enjoy. In the future I would suggest having a more balanced selection.


These are things I enjoy, next time i'll take that in consideration.


>I said physicists because I meant physicists specifically
theoretical physicists*
>Tesla died penniless
but made cash and had beaten edison into submission
>musk is the CEO of his companies and so maintains full rights
>Edison did the same
not sure how that invalidates my point, edison invented the lamp which involved a lot of trial and error to find the right filament
i stand corrected, but he was very rich at some point


>mathematics is necessary to have a precise language to describe the dynamics of nature
I'm not saying mathematics is not necessary. I'm saying String Theory doesn't even deserve to be called a theory since it has not made a single useful prediction of our universe. Physics use mathematics to explain our observations and predict new things, not to make random formulas for the sake of random formulas, which is the case of String Theory.

>elon musk
I wonder if Musk even know most of his shit by himself and it's not because he has top tier engineers helping him.


Software/hardware Reverse engineering, OS development


My fren collects and repairs mechanical calculators


It invalidated your point because being an engineer is not how they made money. They made money by being corporate owners, after the engineering was all said and done.


This thread is impossible because you just define normalfag as anyone you want


Welcome to wizchan bud.


no they made money by slaving away for other normoids like a peasant at Chad's farm, "corporate owners" is just a keyword for wageslaving


Yeah man, Elon and Edison were just slaving away at a farm. You fucking cretin.


How so?


now you see the absurd that is reducing everything to 'muh corporate owners', if you spent one minute looking up edison's history of the lamp and tesla's alternating current designs, you wouldn't be spouting such absurdity
the weakest point of my argument is probably elon musk, but tesla and edison would still stand firmly there
im done with you though, i dont like discussions where only one side is looking things up online to check whether im really wrong or not, finding truth collectively is pretty nice though


>im done with you though
that makes two of us


i would add plane watching as well.
unfortunately all 3 of those are hard to come by where i live except for birds but only in summer


Plane watching sounds like a good way to get glow in the darks knocking at your door to "ask a few questions".


The amount of mental hoops you people go through to justify being joyless assholes is astounding.


scything, or any solitary activity where u can be as autistically passionate as the guy in vid rel


We live in a post 9/11 world and most western countries are rightfully conserved about spies.


I used to live near a private airfield, and each year it hosted planes for an airshow further away. There would be a group of 30 people at the end of the runway to take photos and get buzzed by the jets. There was a airport security truck that did regular patrols around the perimeter, but this was presumably to check for people breaching the fence, flying drones, or shining lasers.

The airport publishes a flight schedule, most aircraft have transponders that broadcast their location, and if you live locally you can see everything that flies in and out anyway. Are they spies?

If you're hanging around a military airbase you might be asked to move on, but it's not like you can hide jets taking off and landing. In the case of the CIA ferrying people between black sites in aircraft, those flights weren't discovered by plane spotters but people investigating the records of airfreight companies that made no sense. If you were a spy there's lots of avenues to collect information besides standing outside the airfield with a camera.


Vintage keyboards.
Mechanical keyboards in general are good normalfag repelant.
Vintage are especially so.


National security questions, because people hanging around airports are super suspicious, especially if they do it regularly and use equipment to do so.


Wtf you talking about? Mechanical keyboards are a massive thing among normies now. There is an entire market around it for normies who are willing to throw away their money at shit to impress their normie friends.



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Vintage lawnmower repair is a good one. Namely because most normies don't really see value in these machines in the present day and aren't going to bother learning to repair or maintain them. Same with a lot of old appliances in general. Obviously things like game consoles or PCs or other iconic devices get remembered, but it takes some serious autism to get really passionate about things like GE alarm clocks or Betamax camcorders in the present day.


I don't know, just seen some hypernormie on youtube gush over his vintage desktop calculator collection. Had over a million views.
You would be surprised how many normies are into old stuff.


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Transformers, the toys and games and comics and shows. You can't really be a fan without collecting the toys and a lot of normals probably dont care to collect childrens toys. In terms of multimedia a lot of normals find giant robots to be silly so they dont care for it


>study god instead
nigger, THIS is what nigs do to feel smart


i kind of get it. if you're going to study something that is not pragmatically useful to you, that has no this wordly profit, it might as well be a God that promises you eternal heaven

if you study something useless, might as well die believing its the most useful thing in the world


idk how u could take it srsly if ur aware that ur just trying to trick urself


Some of you give too much of a fuck if something has normalfags, just do if you like it, seeking validation is for normalfags, transcend.


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I like to study intelligence agencies and their operations, narcos too (ndrangheta is very interesting, the books about pablo escobar are very interesting too), specially CIA in the nicaragua era, the poppy fields in afghanistan.


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I used to work in a hobby store and most poeple into model train stuff are married old guys with a lot of disposable income.
I agree with the wizards who said stuff like train or plane spotting, I used to follow some channels of guys who were into that and they seemed to live something pretty close to a wiz life.


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I know that the hobbies themselves attract a lot of normals but for a few years I have been getting into solo tabletop gaming.
Its pretty interesting to see all the board games that can be played alone, specially when the game is not supposed to support it but someone creates a solo mode for it. If you want to you can also create your own solo mode for games, I haven't done it myself though but could be a fun activity.
Then there's solo rpgs which I don't think any normal would ever attempt to do because you're basically using a computer aid to be both the DM and a player while acting your role by yourself in an empty room.
Also pic related is me preparing the table to play War of the Ring (2 player game) by myself using a fanmade solitaire variant.


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I like the design of solo board games way more than I do similar videogames. I like that things have to be simplistic enough for players to operate it themselves and that all randomness is fully visible and impossible for the game to manipulate.

If you play something like Civ, you're never going to actually sit down every turn and map out the optimal move, there is just way too much stuff going on and a lot of the information/systems are obfuscated. You basically just rely on heuristics. Board games feel a lot more puzzle like, there is always a mathematically "correct" move you can realistically solve for and I think that's a lot more interesting.

Have you played the Arkham Horror card game? It's probably my favorite, but I'm a huge fan of TCGs and it solves the biggest problem I've always had with them. That being deckbuilding is the most interesting part of the game, but that part is usually already solved by the competitive hivemind so attempting to engage with it is just a waste of time at best. Arkham is solo/coop and I think the overall online community's opinions on a lot of cards is just wrong, so there's value in building your own and it's fine to play suboptimal cards.


>digging tunnels
>boats on bottles
>model (military, vehicles, anime/cartoon, games, etc)
>rc things (car, airplanes, etc)
>solo camping
>solo hiking
>solo trekking
>solo climbing
>cave exploring
>book printing


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I have played Arkham 2nd and 3rd ed but haven't tried the LCG yet, its kind of hard to come by where I live and seems like a huge commitment in terms of money.

I do have Aeon's End for solo deckbuilding fun, I think you might like it if you haven't tried it yet.


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I'd definitely advise against getting into the Arkham LCG if you aren't going to eventually buy 2+ expansions. The core set is the worst game related product I've ever purchased(slightly less bad now with the revised core) and with just one expansion the cardpool is a little shallow so it's kind of just an extremely expensive mediocre campaign game. The whole thing is on TTS though along with custom content, and is probably a better experience due to the lack of setup, so I'd still recommend checking it out there.

Is Aeon's End good with only one character or do you need to play two? I love the concept and the art, it reminds me of 90s pc games, but I'm not a huge fan of managing multiple characters in such complicated games. Which box would you recommend, I think there are like 5 now.

Just looked it up while typing this out and saw there was a steam version, got excited before seeing what an absolute mess the UI is.


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>Is Aeon's End good with only one character or do you need to play two?
you can perfectly play it single handed, however the game does get considerably harder and you lose some of the fun combos that can only be done with two characters.
Playing with two characters at the same time its not hard really, its perfectly manegeable as there's not that much bookkeeping.
>Which box would you recommend, I think there are like 5 now.
I personally started with the original Aeon's End box, I think its the ideal starting point and it comes with a pretty decent cardpool so it can last for a while without having to immediately buy an expansion.

Also I might give the Arkham LCG on TTS a try, I usually feel like TTS is way too clunky and confusing for me but might work just to try it.


Cute. They combined zombies with idols and actually made it work well. They were hotter without their makeup tbh. Those dark blue circles around their eyes and stitches looked good, but the eye size perhaps made them all a little too cutesy, except for Tae who has small eyes and never regained her ability to speak. I also loved when Sakura's eyes popped out of her head from shock and the time her head came off and they had to distract the visitor so he wouldn't figure out they're zombies. The Lily tranny arc was interesting, and the courtesan arc started interesting but it dragged on a tad long. The full metal jacket reference was on point, and so was Sakura's introducing the succubi as 1-ko, 2-ko, 3-ko, 4-ko, 5-ko, 6-ko and 0-ko to that old lady at the shelter following the flood. I could keep going, but it might be pointless with a 3 month old post. Shall I continue?


>DIY gene editing
>cross breeding/designer breeding insects/plants
>3d printed guns
>synthetic DIY drugs
>studying conspiracy theories
>home rat experiments
theres a lot to be done honestly



Care to post any home rat experiments? I need some ideas to get started, I think.

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