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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Breakin (7)

1 Name: da PG king : 2008-02-10 23:52 ID:WmZT47A/

Just got my mills

Holla if your a breaker.

2 Name: da PG king : 2008-02-11 00:41 ID:WmZT47A/

Im about to go and bboy right now.

3 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-02-11 05:24 ID:Heaven


4 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-02-11 13:20 ID:Heaven

All engines set to SAGE!

5 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-02-11 14:08 ID:Heaven

Aye aye captain!

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Hunting the Undead (53)

1 Name: Enthusiast : 2006-02-21 06:25 ID:bVr+CheO

Hello all, my hobby is fighting the undead. The undead includes but is not limited to:

Underworld gods
and those that serve the undead.

Most people have their own little way of fighting the undead. Some people use magic, others use a special amulet or even the power of the sun.

Me I usually use assault rifles(I prefer the AR 15), chainsaws, longswords and spirit cards that I obtain through negotiation with demons(usually NOT undead).

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46 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2014-10-01 03:27 ID:Rt34HqVe

gooby plz

47 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-03-21 07:40 ID:PiL5w1Zv

Zombies are everywhere!

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49 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-03-23 04:38 ID:L4wfPgoS

is your surname Belmont

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51 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-03-30 09:50 ID:Heaven

52 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-03-30 13:12 ID:Heaven

53 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-05-07 05:39 ID:pGcRVx33

New Castlevania on Netflix

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Help me choose a new hobby (89)

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
Beer brewing

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

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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profit from games and anime and comic (3)

1 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-04-28 07:33 ID:EWntcxqp

will making fanart actually sells lol

im trying to start the game biz thingy
but i either start original which should be
legally safe or do i rob existing franchise
like probably everybody ha

2 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-04-28 12:28 ID:fVNynj7h

why bother

3 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-05-05 22:31 ID:a/NNLa26

You can make fan art and sell them at conventions or take sell commissions online. I doubt you will be able to make a living unless you are really good, or if you make porn

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Weeaboo... they just want to be Japanese, or any Asian is okay? (140)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-07-26 02:03 ID:bJ1eQ2eE

I have always wondered about that. It seems like some weeaboo only wants "authentic" Japanese things, ie Japanese girls, Japanese music, and Japanese people to be friends with, while others seem like they'll take anything/anyone that is Asian. This guy I know is dating a Chinese girl, and he's weeaboo. So, does it depend on the individual weeaboo? Or will they accept all things Asian (Japanese being the best)?

131 Name: Stfup : 2012-07-19 09:19 ID:6mHsvN0e

So what ppl are obsessed with japan. Everyone's obsessed with something in their life. And if u aren't then ur life sucks. It's just facts of life everyone has goals and sometimes create them without seeing the whole picture. Yes yes I'm obsessed with Asian culture and I know Japan isn't as awesum as I see it on the Internet through the j dramas or j pop stars but why do ppl wanna be assholes and say oh they are just anime obsessed star wars fans. What's that supposed to mean? What's wrong with star wars? What's wrong with liking Asian media on all levels extremity? Whats wrong with anme porn? U know what's the problem? Is having society brainwashed by negative jerk offs, thinking that people like things other than sports, and mainstreamed crap are nerdy and repulsive freaks. That ppl should stick to their own ethnicities and countries norms. Stupid haters u only hate weeaboos because u hate ur self and are too shame to try new things outside of what ur friends and family do.

132 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-08-10 12:01 ID:Ag3RcSan

I live in central Europe, and most of weeaboos here are into Japanese stuff only. Some of them also like k-pop, but that's all.

133 Name: a : 2012-08-25 07:57 ID:blsJ86E1



Use free↑

134 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2013-01-12 07:32 ID:NyOix4Zb

I find it interesting that all the people who are defending weeaboos and saying things like "so what?" automatically follow up their argument with a bunch of stuff that basically makes them a weeaboo. Thank you; I lol'd.

135 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2013-01-15 16:20 ID:DZ9PMLRS

I don't mind liking another culture. I like to read about other cultures, and I think some of them are better than American culture. I like Europe personally, but there's a point where it becomes ... just too much. I am American, and as much as i like James Bond, Dr. Who, and whatever else, I'm still American, and not British. I'm not really Bosnian because I know a few words and like Sarma. What bugs me about weeaboos is no their love of Japan, but their need to become Japanese, to ignore their own culture and their own country and so on to be more "Japanese".

I'm an American. I like Euro culture, especially of late Eastern Europe, but at the end of the day, I'm American, and I'm not going to pretend to be Polish or Russian or Bosnian or even British because it's a lie.

136 Name: Kevib : 2013-03-16 06:05 ID:Sx9iGlDV

Don't you think if you have a smile, it's easy to make friends with foreigner?
Hey guys!! When do you have a smile?
Is it when you see your granny?
Absolutely it's when you see a cutie!!!
But are you satisfied with seeing cuties only in your country??
I gathered cute teenagers in the world!!
Cuteen,don't miss it!

137 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2021-03-08 01:37 ID:2tzSNUZW

I'm interested in seafood; so fresh fish.

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139 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2021-03-10 15:48 ID:RP/sRAOi

weebs will be sent to the penile colony

140 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-04-29 05:03 ID:HKxpo1/V

now? do i found it?
is this it? a 5 hour thinking only?

why now?

of all time?

is this a joke?
all the things to avoid?
and its now?


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Go/Baduk/Weiqi (11)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-10-26 00:25 ID:Mh74mbzz

Does anyone here play? I've recently started playing, and it's really addictive.

2 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-10-27 19:19 ID:uwj1xeaQ

I'm always fascinated by the evolution of a game playing out as if some viral swarm breeding and assimilating before itself dying by degrees, only to renew the process once more.

3 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-11-06 13:00 ID:HePOjmtG

I've used to play it actively for ~2 years. I still play once or twice a month, but I'm not as into it as I used to be.

4 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-11-10 08:47 ID:v1tPNVbi

I spend a couple weeks learning to play it. Too hard for me to become good at it, I should have started young.

5 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-11-10 10:09 ID:HePOjmtG

A friend of mine, well over 30, used to work at an insurance company. He wouldn't have it however, and decided to become a go professional. He would spend his free time from work in go clubs, learning from people better than him and look up professional games on the internet. Eventually, he made it.

Sure, there's something to be said about talent, and it's most certainly better to start early but it's not impossible to get good at something if you're willing to put in the effort.

6 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2011-12-01 14:15 ID:2qDyn0Lw

I have made it my goal to learn Japanese just so I can understand 2ch's go board.

7 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2012-01-13 22:51 ID:J6M4pIQp

I play every now and then online. I brought a board and stones 3-4 years ago. Sadly, no one in my area even knows about the game, so i use the board to plan out moves and study games.

8 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2015-02-24 02:22 ID:Si3TG9Qx

I've been trying to get gud by studing games and playing against GNUGo, I like playing, but I'm at the stage where I am not thinking about my game enough and get beat everytime

what are some good resources and things I might do to up my game.

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10 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2015-04-18 06:27 ID:4Zbz1WSH

i used to play online, although i just solve problems once in a while, since i've not been able to get stronger through play in the past. what i really need is a real person to play against, although no one in my area does this either.

11 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-04-29 04:45 ID:ROmuBkz4

war is good man

war is good

espcially if you always win

lets play

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Guitar and Bass questions (18)

1 Name: Sen : 2007-08-30 20:08 ID:2qZ+F/Wt

Hey ya'll.
I've been playing guitar for about two years, but I am not very skilled at all. I need some fairly easy, but good sounding songs to learn.

And how much would a bass guitar cost? Would I need a seperate amp just for it? I have a good amp for my Electric.

9 Name: Ilikepie : 2008-04-16 19:15 ID:Hl1qlFoZ

>>3 "You can use the same amp."
I actually asked at my music store 'cause i'm thinking of buying a new bass guitar, but they said that it could ruin the amp O___o of course it could possibly be that they just wanted to sell another amp but I ain't taking any chances xDD

10 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-04-18 06:44 ID:KUpT4Hc2

Don't use an electric bass on a guitar amp. My advice is don't think it won't happen because it will. You'll ruin it.

11 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-05-06 20:54 ID:NaQKF/L2

You can use a electric bass on a guitar amp. just don't use it too loud, because THAT is what fucks up the amp. using your guitar amp for gigs and such is completly out of the question.

12 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-05-27 15:01 ID:XnQeCV5+

If you're buying a bass to begin learning how to play, I guess you could slightly wreck your guitar amp trying to find out whether you want to play it or not. After a few weeks, if you find that you like playing bass, I suggest that you invest in a bass amp. It's the frequency of the sound of the bass that ruins a guitar amp; volume affects this but is not the only factor. Just because you turn down the volume does not guarantee that the guitar amp will not be destroyed.

Incidentally, in buying a bass, I recommend a 4-sting passive, preferably secondhand as you are not yet sure whether you will pursue this hobby.

And for the record, learning how to play the bass is quite different from the guitar. The strings are thicker, the techniques (slapping, popping, tapping, etc.) are different, and plucking is different as well (and is not a very common technique).

13 Name: PK : 2008-05-29 03:13 ID:bDRipjeP

The best way I've improved was by listening to many different styles of music. For 4 years, I've played nothing but punk and some mainstream rock bands, and I had never really gotten better. It wasn't until I started listening to and playing blues, classic rock, and heavy metal that I got better, quicker.

Although learning these songs may help improve your technique, looking into learning scales, chords, and basic music theory is very important. Out of these, I'm most knowledgeable on learning scales (my failure as a rhythm player is due to my lack of knowledge on more complex chords and most music theory). Start with the minor pentatonic scale (http://www.jamcenter.com/minorpentatonic.html). There are a number of sites that provide lessons on becoming more familiar with this scale (http://www.worldguitar.com/warmup2.html). Once you know the scale through the fretboard (not necessarily mastered), you can start learning to improvise. This takes a lot of time and practice. The best way I learned to do this was by listening to a lot of blues musicians (I listened to a lot of B.B. King, Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughan) and learning guitar licks. I use these licks in my playing, but I eventually learned to create my own which would eventually shape my own style of playing. These things will sort of come naturally to you once you get started on it. Also, don't be afraid to jam with other guitar players. I learned a lot from a man who I met and jammed with at Guitar Center. He was one of my main inspirations for playing the blues.

Explore the Jam Center website. It has a lot of free lessons that you can use.

14 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-06-09 01:25 ID:ze3Kqba4

If you decide to learn bass, get ready for lots of painful blisters on your fingertips if you get serious. They hurt like crazy, but they're the fastest way to get calluses, which make your fingers more resistant to blisters and pain.

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ITT: What food made you sick/stomach pain, but it was worth it? (6)

1 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-03-30 22:38 ID:xPA06vhE

I ate the Cinnabon Cheesecake at Cheesecake Factory, and it was definitely worth the thumbprint of shit that was in my underwear by the time I got home. The Fried Mac and Cheese was good too, but not enough to justify the pain on their own. I do have to say that it tasted more like regular cake than cheesecake, but cake tastes good, so there are no worries.

2 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-04-02 15:34 ID:9DsUv6my

I made 40 garlic clove chicken once. I halved the recipe for 2 people, but kept the amount of garlic the same (so it'd be the equivalent of 80 clove garlic chicken). I was shitting constantly for 2 days straight and it smelled like burned rubber. I could taste the smoked garlic in my throat for days.

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5 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-04-12 00:35 ID:CDBpVm72

Too much beets in one setting turns your pee pink.

6 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-04-21 00:32 ID:CKa+/uIs

too much green tea makes for green pee

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Board games (27)

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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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.

20 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2020-09-26 19:32 ID:zoaot1zf

I don't really like Monopoly as a "play seriously" game, because it depends too much on luck. And it's correct that deals and the psychological factor matter as well, but luck stands out too much sometimes. You can easily notice the 2-3 dice rolls that determine the outcome in about the mid to late phase, if you play some games with the same people.
It's still a fun game, though.

21 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2020-09-29 06:32 ID:Tr27CXyY

Smallworld is sorta fun

22 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2020-12-23 01:33 ID:nUPCsRn8

I recently came up with my own board game that combines bomberman and chess. 9x9 board, 16 blocks placed on B2, B4, B6, B8 (and so on through the D F and I files) representing walls that cannot be blown up, 27 capture pieces (representing the soft blocks that can be blown up) placed randomly on the board by the players beforehand, with paper tokens representing powerups placed underneath: movement powerup, bomb capacity powerup, and firepower powerup. Can be played 2-4 players. Each player has 3 pieces, two footbombers and one kingbomber. The footbombers can move two squares and can lay bombs, the kingbomber can move one square and can lay, kick, or throw bombs. Bombs are represented by black tokens. When a bomb is placed on the board, the player ends their play, and the bomb blows up after 3 plays (1 and a half turns). The objective is to take out the other character's kingbomber.

If I knew how to program, I would make an online playable version.

Different games can also allow different wall placements. The alternating rows of 4 is only to imitate the layout of the NES game.

23 Name: >>22 : 2020-12-25 18:29 ID:Heaven

I just realized the japanese sega saturn game Bomberman Wars is basically exactly like what I'm talking about except better in every way. Well. Damn.

5 plays instead of 3, more fair, allowing time to respond. Less crowded boards for more tactical movement. Armies of 5 with different strategies per piece and so forth. If I made this board game it would just be cloning this game I suppose.

24 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-03-21 07:47 ID:evx9+2GA

Remember to use games with a hexagon board.

25 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-03-31 09:00 ID:24j/2Qur

Hexagon > Square

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27 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-04-12 08:49 ID:Heaven

covid delayed all my board game kickstarters from 2019-2020 and now they're all arriving at once and I don't have shelf space

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HAM Radio questions (1)

1 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2021-03-30 22:42 ID:IbFKFCB9

Hello, I just started getting into HAM Radio, and I wanted to know what would be a good radio to start off with. Should I just stay with a relatively low-powered handheld until I get at least General class certifications, or should I save myself the trouble of replacing the radio for a suitable one later and get one that can access Extra-class level frequencies now?
Tell me your thoughts.

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