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    Post by EeAyEss on Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:45 pm

    I create stories in my head that I think everyone would love. I just can't put them on paper! silly

    I want to learn some Martial Arts, but I haven't the time or money. College is a... helpful and useful educational experience.


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    Post by User1 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:52 pm

    EeAyEss wrote:I create stories in my head that I think everyone would love. I just can't put them on paper! silly

    I want to learn some Martial Arts, but I haven't the time or money. College is a... helpful and useful educational experience.
    Why not share your stories here? This isn't paper, you know. happy As Skarekrow said, you can self teach yourself Martial Arts, although it isn't easy.
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    Re: Other hobbies?

    Post by Alex_Fairhurst on Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:14 pm

    Argetlam350 wrote:I used to yo-yo, though I was no where as good as you. Haven't had a really good yo-yo to yo-yo with in years, might have to get back into that at some point. Lately been practicing guitar a bit and drawing. Those two are probably my biggest two hobbies right now. I also try to work out from time to time.

    It's super easy to get into. There's tons of tutorials. And although I use the premium stuff (I dropped 200 on the yoyo used in the video) you can get a yoyo that plays very well for 10$ If you would like I could PM you some links to get started.

    That pen spinning thing was sweet. I tried it once, but I gave up after like 20 minutes of sucking.


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    Re: Other hobbies?

    Post by Tolvo on Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:20 pm

    I like to analyze films I see and review them for people. That's just a little hobby of mine. Alongside that I love the field of theology and constantly research religions when I can as well as sort of interview people of varying religions that I meet to learn more about their personal beliefs. If I wasn't such a poor person and a coward I'd love to travel the world and just go to monasteries and such places just to learn from such people.
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    Re: Other hobbies?

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:43 pm

    You'd be America's answer to Michael Palin, Tolvo. lol

    On a serious note, maybe you should start up a professional movie review thread. I know that at least I'd be interested in reading some of your reviews.

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    Re: Other hobbies?

    Post by Argetlam350 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:31 pm

    Alex_Fairhurst wrote:
    Argetlam350 wrote:I used to yo-yo, though I was no where as good as you. Haven't had a really good yo-yo to yo-yo with in years, might have to get back into that at some point. Lately been practicing guitar a bit and drawing. Those two are probably my biggest two hobbies right now. I also try to work out from time to time.

    It's super easy to get into. There's tons of tutorials. And although I use the premium stuff (I dropped 200 on the yoyo used in the video) you can get a yoyo that plays very well for 10$ If you would like I could PM you some links to get started.

    That pen spinning thing was sweet. I tried it once, but I gave up after like 20 minutes of sucking.
    Sure why not?
    As for pen spinning I tried that once and was terrible. XD


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    Re: Other hobbies?

    Post by densetsushun on Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:47 pm

    Pen spinning isn't all that bad, it's all about finding the balance between different pens. I can only do a simple spin, but as soon as you find that sweet spot it's all about figuring out your finger work to not block the pen and catching it after.


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    Re: Other hobbies?

    Post by Tolvo on Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:02 pm

    I don't know, it'd probably piss people off honestly. I tend to be very critical when acting as a critic.
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    Post by densetsushun on Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:07 pm

    Tolvo wrote:I don't know, it'd probably piss people off honestly. I tend to be very critical when acting as a critic.
    Those who can't stand critique shouldn't post their work publicly.

    Also, I forgot to mention that the past 3 years I've really taken to cooking. I love making delicious food that looks great.
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    Re: Other hobbies?

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:28 pm

    Foodie alert!

    And Tolvo, that's nonsense. I personally prefer more critical reviews anyway. I'm pretty hard to please when it comes to movies, especially new ones.

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    Post by densetsushun on Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:07 pm

    But but but... Food sad

    The more I see the :dung: released every day, the more critical I get when it comes to media. We need more critical reviews!


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    Re: Other hobbies?

    Post by Noob-of-Artorias on Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:20 pm

    As far as hobby's go, I used to be a talented Piano Player, not quite concert level, but pretty damn close, I'm not as good now, but I can still tickle the ivory alright.

    Would you count cooking as a hobby? Even though it's neccessary for starving students such as myself to survive? silly


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    Re: Other hobbies?

    Post by densetsushun on Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:26 pm

    Noob-of-Artorias wrote:
    Would you count cooking as a hobby? Even though it's neccessary for starving students such as myself to survive? silly
    Cooking is totally a hobby! You get to work on delicious works of culinary art to calm your mind of the stresses of the day AND provide your belly with happiness. Win win if I do say so myself.
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    Re: Other hobbies?

    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:57 pm

    I'm the Seath of cooking.

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    Post by densetsushun on Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:04 pm

    I don't think you should be putting crystals in your food man


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    Post by Noob-of-Artorias on Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:10 pm

    Haha, I can't cook a whole lot of things, but what I can, I'm the best at it.

    I dare any of you to try and make a better crawfish etouffee.


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    Post by Noob-of-Artorias on Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:12 pm

    KingSeekerCow wrote:Off of the console, I am usually doing homework. But I surf and paddle board out in San Diego. So if you see a whitish man out surfing/paddling that loves dark souls, you see me happy
    A Fellow San Diegen? PRAISE THE SUN!!!...ny weather all year round.



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    Re: Other hobbies?

    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:01 pm

    I use brown sugar a lot. That's a crystal

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    Post by Sevans on Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:18 pm

    Well, I play fighting games a lot; sometimes in tournaments. I also play guitar (for about 11 years now.)

    But really, I like personalizing things. I don't care much for having things that everyone else has, so I like to customize stuff to my liking. I do the work when I can, but there are a few things I've had to hand over to other folks.

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    Here's my Pride and Joy(stick). I don't use it as often as other fight sticks that I own, because I don't want it to get wrecked, but it's awesome and can be used on any platform, really.

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    Here's the backside. Plexiglass so you can see all the wiring.

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    And here's my guitar. Family heirloom of sorts. 1981 Washburn A-10. Given to me by my father -- It was his first guitar. It used to be electric yellow with black trim, but I spruced it up a bit. Now it's Pearl White with blue powder flakes (hard to see in the photos.) No more trim, but I replaced all the hardware with chrome parts and put new humbuckers in it to match the white color. Added strap-locks. The new volume knobs are chrome with a blue stone fitted on top to match the blue flake in the paint.

    Here's a full body shot:

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    A close-up of the front hardware:

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    I tried to snap the blue flake because it looks awesome. Tough to see it here, though:

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    Oh, and I'm also a writer. Love to write. Went to school for it, even. As evidenced by the pictures, I'm obviously NOT into photography.


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    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:25 pm

    That's pretty awesome looking. Well done and nice guitar to boot.

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    Post by Sevans on Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:32 pm

    Thank you!

    I've owned a few over the years, but I keep going back to that one. I don't know if it's sentimental value or just that it plays like a dream.


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    Post by The Letter X on Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:55 pm

    I tried yo-yoing, but I couldn't catch on. It seems like pen spinning was a bit more natural for me. I'd suggest to those of you who wouldn't mind giving pen spinning another go to make your own pen that is balanced for spinning. It really helps once you get used to it.

    I can do around half of the things in the video I posted, but still have trouble chaining some of it together. It really takes a lot to get that good, but I'm determined to do so one day. silly


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    Post by KingSeekerCow on Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:54 pm

    Noob-of-Artorias wrote:
    KingSeekerCow wrote:Off of the console, I am usually doing homework. But I surf and paddle board out in San Diego. So if you see a whitish man out surfing/paddling that loves dark souls, you see me happy
    A Fellow San Diegen? PRAISE THE SUN!!!...ny weather all year round.


    DUDE! YOU LIVE IN SAN DIEGO TOO??! We should get a beer or something hahaha.
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    Post by Noob-of-Artorias on Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:52 am

    KingSeekerCow wrote:
    Noob-of-Artorias wrote:
    KingSeekerCow wrote:Off of the console, I am usually doing homework. But I surf and paddle board out in San Diego. So if you see a whitish man out surfing/paddling that loves dark souls, you see me happy
    A Fellow San Diegen? PRAISE THE SUN!!!...ny weather all year round.


    DUDE! YOU LIVE IN SAN DIEGO TOO??! We should get a beer or something hahaha.
    *** Yeah, Brewskis!


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    Post by aceluby on Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:44 pm

    I play guitar... a lot of guitar. Been playing for about 15 years now, but just recently got really into it... to the tune of about 4 hours a day of practice. I'm in 3 bands, an electronic duo w/ a drummer where we do live improvised looping, an acoustic duo cover band, and an 8 piece horn band. Doesn't leave a whole lot of time to play games anymore and is the main reason I stopped playing Dark Souls as much... just not enough time left in the day to get better at guitar. Life almost revolves around it now, but it's been a positive impact on my life.

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