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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I'd like to learn guitar. ._. (14)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-04-05 02:40 ID:eYugoXUY

Yah. I've played piano for about 10 years now and trumpet for 7 and I want to start guitar.

How should I go about teaching myself how to play? >.>

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6 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-09-06 19:25 ID:R+iXAzCp

Get a nylon string guitar. You can find really decent used ones for cheap, you won't hurt your fingers as much as you build up your muscles and finger control, and they are just excellent to have around.

Also, take some damn lessons. You could go my route (play for years and years and years to get good) or take lessons (play for a couple years and get good).

7 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-09-14 19:16 ID:u41sWS16

lol, i agree with >>6
take some lessons!
i have been playing for 2 years now w/o and i'm still not very good. i'm gonna be taking lesson's soon though =D
but, only thing is DONT get nylon guitars... they suck ass. try to bend, you cant. the string rolls with you ><
so get a normal string guitar, better to build up calus

8 Name: MetalOtaku : 2007-09-23 02:53 ID:OU2J4GMk

First of all you have to decide what kind of music you wanna play so you decide what type guitar you will get (acoustic or electric)

I am into metal so I started with electric but they say it's better to start with acoustic.

After you decide that you have to buy your own guitar. Of course if you can get a free guitar from a friend/cousin etc. go ahead but it feels different when you go and choose it on your own.

Getting a teacher is always a good thing but if you don't want to waste much money... Then you can start learning the basics using some good sites like this: http://guitar.about.com

Then you should get guitar pro (http://www.guitar-pro.com) and get the tabs of your favorite songs and start practicing and practising.

The best site in my opinion to get tabs is: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/ and it also has some lessons.

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10 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2020-11-30 06:28 ID:W4OGGMgo

hello 2007

11 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2020-11-30 20:17 ID:xkGoKrv/

Did you learn guitar yet?

12 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2020-12-26 03:16 ID:Heaven

I play classical guitar. Took lessons briefly when I was a music major but it wasn't my primary instrument. I think I'm good enough that I could teach though. Been playing 14 years in all.

13 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2021-02-10 18:57 ID:6tIaSzxI

I think you should immediately dive into the deep end and get a 9-string guitar so you can play the guitar and bass lines at the same time.

14 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2021-02-10 18:58 ID:6tIaSzxI

I think you should immediately dive into the deep end and get a 9-string guitar so you can play the guitar and bass parts at the same time.

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fascinated (1)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2021-01-30 03:10 ID:5wpJcLYk

im fascinated with these artist named kim junggi and his art is bloody awesome, and i tried drawing from different angle
but theyre always wobbled and scary and skewed...

what do you do to keep it correct
like..whats that calles, proportion?

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wowhello (3)

1 Name: wow : 2021-01-28 01:25 ID:Dkyw5s/Q

hi anyone here knows book about direct drawing?
like kim junggi or carl kopinsky?

2 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2021-01-28 14:24 ID:R0NvmkxP

what is direct drawing supposed to be?

3 Name: wow : 2021-01-28 15:08 ID:oBypjQwK

i guess it means you dont use underdrawing or sketching and
directly do tje outline as precise as posible?

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Board games (23)

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.

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

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.

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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.

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urban exploretion & occult (7)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2019-03-20 07:14 ID:QKxtUKas

Please tell me who you are interested in.
I love the record of such an expedition.


I want to see a more realistic adventure recording than the made ghost videos and photos.

2 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2019-04-21 01:56 ID:T9aRPRkF

it's not a video and it's not occult either, but you might be interested in action squad's website

3 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2019-09-15 20:10 ID:yb701FWW

>>2 ironic that last usable websites on the web are for the most part abandoned websites, like the actionsquad one or 4-ch. Cool stuff inside, btw

4 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2020-07-31 02:22 ID:9Rg8N0mV

In a similar spirit to Action Squad, here's the link to Forbidden-Places, another Urbex page from the late '90s that I would frequent some moons ago. http://www.forbidden-places.net/stats.php

Of particular interest = An in-depth photo documentary of the Australian sanitary sewers, reputed to be the largest sewer system on the entire Earth. http://www.forbidden-places.net/urban-exploration-australian-underground-drains

5 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2020-08-16 21:57 ID:MsDabRSz

6 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2020-09-03 09:06 ID:UoWcihdj

explore my anus

7 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2020-10-26 08:14 ID:Heaven

bend over ;)

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Looking for a special hobby. D: (39)

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

(ó_ò) <--- is completely helpless
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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

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

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


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


Is it 1998 again?

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


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

33 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2018-10-20 11:07 ID:tt/LLoXv

books (not the garbage ones), programming, web developing, graphic designing are the hobbies that can be fun and are productive as well.

34 Name: Madd : 2018-12-02 13:38 ID:RFsrZ/B7

Well considering the post is now ten years old and probably the OP has become a parent by now, do you guys recommend beatboxing as a hobby?

35 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2019-02-04 00:27 ID:rlGabWnQ

Not if you are white. That would be cultural appropriation.

36 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2019-03-12 10:50 ID:Ee+p7RGf

What about urban exploretion etc?

37 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2019-12-07 18:35 ID:dKABGyys

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

Archiving things.

38 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2019-12-21 00:31 ID:1Yc0pdIS

I like looking at poop. Please take pictures of your poop and any you find in the wild for me.

39 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2019-12-27 16:31 ID:oObKgxmg

Good answer.

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Tabletop RPG & Homebrew Worldbuilding (14)

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

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


>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

Isn't that called daydreaming? Or writing?

12 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2019-03-15 18:31 ID:aWSf98Kk

I know Call of Cthulhu has some solo adventures so that you can learn the rules by yourself in a play environment. Never tried them.

For those of us who use fantasy systems other than D&D 5E or Pathfinder, what are they and why did you choose them?

For me, I run Lamentations of the Flame Princess and I love the investment systems built in. Lets my players do something with all the gold they get showered with at the end of a dungeon (assuming they survive of course. Had 2 players go through 3 characters within the first floor of the first dungeon. Yes that sounds cheap but I was running the module as is.).

13 Name: infowars.com : 2019-08-20 00:26 ID:0d18yjuk

fuck you

14 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2019-12-24 20:46 ID:n8KzOsEV

Fighting Fantasy and Lone Wolf were essentially CYOA books + a light RPG/dice rolling system. Whether you consider them good is up for debate, but they had (have, but I think it's kind of one of those "retro"/"nostalgic" things) a following. There are newer things cut from the same cloth as well, though they're understandably not super common.

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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


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


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

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

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


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

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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

What kind of beetles do you own?

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