Hobbies @4-ch

Do you do something enjoyable away from the computer from time to time? If it's a hobby, and it doesn't belong on another board, talk about it.
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Otaku? (14)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-07-07 22:42 ID:oBQwmhXD

i know otaku is someone who likes the japanese culture, but at the same time, i am just not so sure about the exact definition/ criteria of being called an otaku. just how obsessed you have to be to be called an otaku?

5 Name: Just Another Otaku : 2007-09-23 03:30 ID:kDrK+uuF

Otaku actually expresses your love or fetish (non sexual) for a certain thing. So you can be an anime otaku, movie otaku, metal otaku, sport otaku, cook otaku etc. Though it has taken a bad meaning through the years because of the kind of people that have those obsessive love about things, so it can be considered bad in japan as bad as if you called someone a geek or nerd in US. Look here for more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otaku

I agree with the person in post #2. You have to decide yourself if you are an otaku or not. But be careful it's not too flattering to have that name on you. Not only because of what other people will think but also for yourself. I mean that if you just decide to call yourself an otaku you may start subconciously doing things that will affect your everyday life, sometimes to the worse.

6 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-09-26 05:15 ID:CHu0ei/6

>>5

Is it Otaku if it's a useful skill or hobby? I mean, cooking for example. Maybe being a gourmet can be an otaku, like being able to distinguish different types of rice by taste alone, that's pretty weird and obsessive. But if you're a passionate chef, and make a living off of it, does that make you otaku? I always felt that in order for it to be otaku, it not only has to be passionate and extreme, but also, useless.

7 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-09-26 12:00 ID:MYvTbVlN

>>6

It just has to be passionate. If you can also make it useful then even better.

The reason why you think it should be useless is because otaku in order to do what they are passionate for, they tend to a little, eccentric, weird, strange and to neglect things that "normal" people do. e.x. not study in order to play mmorpg all night. Of course that doesn't apply to all otaku but it's a fact. Otaku also tend to know so many things about what they like and loose the knowledge of other useful things.

8 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-09-27 01:27 ID:Akh4y59B

"Otaku" = life failure

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10 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2017-11-06 21:13 ID:BF6SFRgD

dicks out for Harambe

11 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-01-18 07:51 ID:zbyl6Pck

>>1
It's become a sub part of your whole life. I would say it's more of a lifestyle that prolongs just your adolescence and well into your adulthood. Something you're not going to grow out of.

12 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-05-15 14:53 ID:wLHZXjyS

Otaku = Nerd
Weaboo = Anyone who is obsessed with the Japanese culture to the point where they become annoying as heck!

13 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-08-16 03:51 ID:RQeRrpa/

I've never gotten this, I figure it must be one of those forced memes that have stuck around in society for decades. Normal people DO NOT study! If you study, you're a weirdo!

14 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-10-05 20:17 ID:vBdTBfmN

Otaku doesn't have to pertain to anime, although it's the most comon. In japan there are many types of otaku, they differentiate between anime otaku, millitary otaku, sports otaku etc. Otaku just means obsessive.
Weaboo means really into (a caricature of) all japanese culture, not just anime and manga. Generally people who wish they were japanese and may put on an air of knowing a lot about japanese culture, but in reality only know about the basic idea of what japan is like, not what it's actually like.

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Please help! I don't want to be an otaku anymore! (155)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-07-23 03:04 ID:aNop5aV6

I will be entering college this September, and as much as I like anime and manga, I don't want to be an otaku anymore. It is not like I don't enjoy them--of course I do, but I don't want to be known as a nerd anymore, and being a freshman in college, starting anew, will give me the opportunity.

It will be too painful if I just throw away/give away my collection at once, so I want to do it slowly. I don't know how I am going to manage doing that though... it seems like such a waste!

Anyway, I hope you guys can shed some light and opinion into how I can do it in a less painful manner. There is only a month more before I head to college, so I should start doing it now!

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147 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2015-05-17 13:27 ID:uNPI43OC

this is cool. I am rex and I enjoy noodles and robot figures from japan.

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150 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2015-06-17 17:20 ID:jPcHVMQw

>>145
Anime has always been boring. It's the same ~15 stories retold and retold because Japanese hate change and anime is made by retarded hikikomori otaku rather than artists and people with life experience.

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152 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2015-08-31 05:37 ID:0L9SU1h2

>It's the same ~15 stories retold and retold

That pretty much applies to all fiction though.

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154 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-08-16 04:31 ID:+67BSBsE

Man, what a ride. It's hard to believe that lame-ass threads like these were a commonality just 11 years ago.

155 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-09-14 01:28 ID:kpM1C1j3

>>154

I kinda feel like an archaeologist going to dead places like this. pretty neat that we can still post here.

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Looking for a special hobby. D: (32)

1 Name: Desperate_Neet : 2008-12-03 20:20 ID:PXMd2fJB

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So guys, I'm lookin' for something. But not just any hobby, I'm looking for something that

  1. I can do over the internet
  2. Something that others can benefit from and that I can make other people happy with.

Seriously, I've got so much free time, and I want to put it to good use, if I'm not able to do anything else.

If anyone has any suggestions, that'd be great.

Arigatou. :3

23 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-12-20 17:37 ID:a1h2t8Fj

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(ó_ò) <--- OP, have you considered custom ASCII art? Perhaps portraits? Because this was really cute.
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24 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-01-28 05:44 ID:grkFVhWp

25 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-05-30 09:51 ID:xG60AeTU

Why don't try photography? You can take any picture you want, experimenting, and if you are lucky people might hire you for their small special occasion. You can also sell your picture online too.

26 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-06-02 23:37 ID:fT6tdnMh

Pornography. Makes people happy, and can be done over the Internet.

27 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-06-16 00:40 ID:poZNAzIY

Make life sized sculptures of former presidents with your own poop.

28 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-09-09 13:40 ID:4z/TusJX

Draw.

29 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-10-18 12:18 ID:hKMvGVWL

Teaching!

30 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2010-11-17 09:00 ID:oOOrKzO3

Take up yoyoing. Proceed to blow minds with your mad skillz.

http://yoyoexpert.com/

31 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-05-30 03:16 ID:np4cqJOX

>>30

Is it 1998 again?

32 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-09-14 01:20 ID:mg0N1M/9

>>31

dude. that post is almost 8 years old. weird huh?

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Anyone else keep beetles as a pet? (5)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-05-24 19:40 ID:VOdJcSe0

I know beetles are primarily a Japanese pet, but I just ordered some Blue Death Feigning Beetles (which are from the American southwest) and was curious what you guys think of the subject.

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3 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-05-28 09:49 ID:y2XOlvFp

I'm from Texas and millipedes are everywhere. Took one as a pet.
Same thing right?

4 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-07-01 01:37 ID:YNzAvzzg

I didn't know this was a thing, seems pretty low maintenance. What do beetles even eat?

5 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-07-27 16:59 ID:NyMxe6Ci

>>1
What kind of beetles do you own?

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Board games (19)

1 Name: Enthusiast : 2005-12-17 04:44 ID:nKmdLBba

When I was a kid, I played the standards like Monopoly(does anyone ever read all the mortgaging rules?), chess/checkers, or battleship. Then I got a PC and largely ignored them for a long time. I recently learned about Go and Settlers of Catan, and have had a lot of fun playing online. It's piqued my interest in board games again, and I've found several that look interesting but it's so hard to find someone to play with, especially for the quirky games like the ones from Cheapass Games.

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11 Name: minmay lover : 2006-07-26 12:50 ID:y4HyqdrI

me play go..
but i play the small board (13x13 if not mistaken(

12 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2006-08-25 19:13 ID:4vGqnRDR

Go is awesome. I've only been playing for a few weeks, but I can easily see how it's the best game ever. It will take you 5 minutes to learn, and several lifetimes to master. All through the game you're making hard decisions, it's even more tense than something like Quake. I don't like the 13x13 board, only 19x19 or 9x9 if I don't have time for a full size game.

Learn the rules:
http://playgo.to/interactive/

Learn some basic tactics and strategy so you don't get totally owned:
http://senseis.xmp.net/?PagesForBeginners

Play online:
http://kgs.kiseido.com/

Improve your tactical skill:

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13 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2006-08-26 05:12 ID:WQHTphxj

>>12
Agreed. Go is the only board game that I can stand anymore.

14 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2006-08-26 09:47 ID:ZHiQMLs1

Go is indeed wonderful. I don't play much, but I really like the game. I also like chess, though I think chess is a bit simpler than go.

15 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2006-09-24 17:08 ID:qXJLbHou

I play Carcassonne fairly often (maybe too often). I've played Mahjong a bit too.

I could do with starting to play Go. I know the basics and I have a cardboard goban, but it just requires playing it a lot.

16 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2006-09-24 18:14 ID:Heaven

>>15
One can never play Carcassonne too often ;) I used to really love that game, but I don't play it much nowadays... no one to play with.

17 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-05-22 12:56 ID:oWGaIxyi

I play quite a few boardgames, meeting with my local group weekly. My favourites currently include Caverna, Agricola, The 7th Continent and Hive. I recently got interested in Riichi Mahjong only to discover that bps is (or was) very active in the online english Riichi community.

18 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-05-22 14:58 ID:R9GFZK5z

If you sign up,
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19 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-05-30 03:23 ID:KaJS2gAQ

People at the local game shop only like to play games about World War II or the occasional Lovecraft knock-off.

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Help me choose a new hobby (86)

1 Name: Maredsous : 2006-04-29 07:07 ID:Wl7genXi

I just started to look at this site and decided this place might be a good place to ask a serious question with anonymity. I have a small problem. I'm 23 and my two main interests, video games and anime/manga, are started to become boring to me. After so much exposure, more than enough for a lifetime even, I think I should truly move on and look for something new.

I talked with some of my friends and a couple ideas sparked my interest. Here's a short list of ideas I have that I've liked so far:
Target shooting w/rifles
Archery
Beer brewing
Boxing

I've thrown out hobbies like photography and music(anything related) due to general apathy. I'd like something that would keep me somewhat active (why archery and boxing are there), but would like something that can be truly affected by changes that I can make (why rifles and beer brewing are there). I tend to like the idea of messing around with something to make it better, which is why I liked playing some cRPGs and some racing games with tuning. I like beer and wine, but I'm not exactly sure I'd want to suffer through the experimentation of making my own. Boxing sounds fun, but would be tough to find space for the stand and bag. Rifle shooting sounds like the best option, but I don't have the money for what I want yet (I liked the feel of the Ruger Mini-14 which is ~$600).

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77 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-05-01 12:11 ID:X73cypuz

78 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-06-10 14:19 ID:VleX++Nh

Target shooting w/o rifles (handguns)

79 Name: san : 2012-06-15 09:07 ID:+KDPIpNq

80 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2015-09-06 19:35 ID:eP8TvyaR

>>1
you could try cycling, you can explore your local area and enjoy nature trails
You could also get into solving puzzles or reading because you can take those with you on your rides. Reading can expand your thoughts and experience, but only if you read the right books, ones that make you think and not only long fantasy series that are "good vs. bad".

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83 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2015-09-08 14:25 ID:K3IUOWRz

dis nigga replyed to a 9 yo post

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85 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-05-30 03:20 ID:ZaFFgD/7

Become a micronationalist and start your own country. It will teach you how government works and give you a false sense of power to inflate your ego.

86 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-05-30 14:19 ID:Heaven

Cool things I've dabbled in that I wish people had told me about earlier:

-Learning a language: not as hard as people say. Even if you only learn a little, it's guaranteed to come in super useful unless you're learning a dead language like Scottish or something. But that's cool too.

-Rhythm Games: a once-popular but now recovering field. There's a growing network of Dance machines in America and Europe and other Rhythm Games like beatmania or maimai are starting to make appearances too. A low entry barrier, high learning curve hobby with a lot of fantastic music to discover, though it helps if you are already into Japan or Korea.

-Board Games: not much to say here other than if you haven't closely examined boardgames before, there's a lot more to offer here than monopoly or cards against humanity. Look for a board game meet near your home and try out some nice tabletop games with a complexity designed for adults. A great way to pass the time.

-Blockchain: regardless of whether you believe in cryptocurrencies, there's a lot of cool solutions offered by blockchain technologies. Though part of my interest may be due to the fact it's still an emerging field as of this post.

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Tabletop RPG & Homebrew Worldbuilding (11)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2015-09-06 21:48 ID:1jngmYxr

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2 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2015-09-06 21:50 ID:qW+cTKrs

You need Jesus.

3 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2015-09-06 22:11 ID:1jngmYxr

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6 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2015-09-15 18:59 ID:BXmA6cr3

Neat resources, thanks anon.

7 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2015-09-18 05:48 ID:Heaven

>>6
thanks. I haven't had the time to read through all of them, but if I ever find something problematic or a good way to use them I will be sure to catalog it here.

8 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2015-11-16 04:31 ID:8IPRkPjd

Does anyone know any good rpgs to play on your own?

9 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2015-12-23 02:53 ID:zIi2YQ8o

>>8
http://yarukizerogames.com/my-games/kyawaii-rpg-series/

>Kyawaii RPG #0: Hikikomori

This is a solo RPG thing I did as a 24-hour RPG back in June of 2006. You play by yourself, rolling dice and making decisions, and the role-playing part is basically you writing an in-character journal about what happens. You’ll need some ten-sided dice to play.

10 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2016-04-14 15:56 ID:Heaven

Great resources. Thanks!

11 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-05-30 03:17 ID:zghIo53x

>>8
Isn't that called daydreaming? Or writing?

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I think of all the dead boards on this site... (2)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-04-23 06:25 ID:13sM/8wf

The deadness of this one is the most saddening. Where my otaku at? and I don't just mean culture. Train otakus where you at?

2 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-05-15 14:09 ID:B3MuynlZ

Either hiding or have moved on :P

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折り紙 ORIGAMI (7)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-08-08 23:40 ID:Eu8i1AHw

I stumbled across some youtube videos and have started doing origami again. Anyone else enjoy and what are your favorite models and what type of paper do you like to use??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxIqgh6DAl4

2 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-08-25 09:10 ID:zEklYAbw

I like the calmness of folding, but I don't do it often.

3 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2013-08-22 21:28 ID:arZvcpzI

I made a Kawasaki rose a while back. It was incredibly hard, and I suspect I didn't get the base quite right, but the end result is very pretty indeed. Here's the instructions if anyone else wants to have a go. Good luck; you'll need it.

4 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2016-03-15 10:23 ID:P0dbIa+p

I used to do it all the time and was prettygood at it.

Now I'm not good anything, I still look at the books every now and then though

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6 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-04-27 17:50 ID:EBoBCHl4

>>3
Thanks for showing the website!
The Kawasaki rose looks indeed very difficult to make. I'm glad you made it.

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7 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-04-29 15:16 ID:ztgGzNaD

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evolving otaku (19)

1 Name: Kaze_810 : 2008-01-29 00:48 ID:J5rZanum

hello, lately ive really had a tight budget my income is about 350$ every 2 weeks and im spennding it all. I really cant save. My parents now are angry of my ota ways im 17 and ready to move out. My parents hated my room "true battlefield" it was yes "messy" so I gave in and cleaned it all up. i baught a closset thingamajiggy and put al my shit in side and nowt i fell sad. my crap is hidden and i feel like there dying now no air. so should i move out live on my own start a new life or be a sad ota.... help!!!

10 Name: Kaze_810 : 2008-02-04 16:28 ID:H2ZII3jk

Thanks guys, im readind all of this and taking all the advice

11 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-02-06 16:06 ID:Heaven

By the way
>>1>>2>>3>>4 = same person
And "ota" sounds retarded. Still, good luck to you.

in b4 captain obvious

12 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-02-06 19:23 ID:Heaven

Shouldn't you be more concerned about your education?

If you aren't, then move out! It's be best lesson life can teach you.

13 Name: Captain Obvious : 2008-02-07 13:16 ID:Heaven

Damn, foiled again. I'll get you next time, Anonymous Enthusiast!

14 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-04-03 15:00 ID:H2ZII3jk

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16 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2017-03-29 15:19 ID:aKpAHZ7K

>>11
Koko the kopipe gorilla uncovers superb refutation dis of infamous online homosexual hangout predating its creation!

>>15
Thank you for your service in bringing this to light.

17 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-01-23 04:08 ID:Xb7rEmgY

I wonder where OP is at now.
Did he get his shit together.

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19 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-05-04 15:12 ID:Heaven

>>17
OP is more than likely still living with his parents and has probably amassed a wide assortment of Japanese figurines on his shelves. Good luck wherever you are OP and take it easy.

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