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#17268 - 12/12/03 01:16 PM Re: "Misdirection" and weird hobbies [Re: Shylock]
Bumbly3 Offline
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Registered: 07/28/02
Posts: 1591
Loc: East Midlands UK
Before I got to grips with myself and stopped smoking once and for all. I had this great idea that I should keep my hands busy. So I taught myself how to knit, crochet, tat and crewel embroidery. I now consider myself fairly competent with all of those skills. But instead of helping me stop, they caused me to buy even more fags because they used to just burn away in the ash tray.
I have a collection of Edwardian hat pins, and a collection of singles that have to be seen to be believed. A couple of examples are "CinderellaRockafella by Ester and Abi Ofarim, and The Kalin Twins singing When.
However here's the real shocker. I play on Neopets.
Support bacteria it's the only culture some people have.

#17269 - 12/12/03 01:51 PM Re: "Misdirection" and weird hobbies [Re: sCara]
Jack_Bauer Offline
CoS Warlock

Registered: 06/29/03
Posts: 1524
Loc: Germany
Seems you live in a museum, sCara.
But I have a question: Why did you place Dr.LaVey in the toys section between two of Frankenstein's monsters?
~ Suum cuique. ~

#17270 - 12/12/03 03:05 PM Re: "Misdirection" and weird hobbies [Re: Shylock]
Philidae Offline
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Registered: 10/25/02
Posts: 269
I love medieval history, specifically, architecture and art history.

I also collect human glass eyes, but that doesn't exactly help with the misdirection.

Oh yes, I sew. Mostly medieval costumes and oddball accessories. I'm currently working on a pair of modernized-victorian spats.

#17271 - 12/12/03 03:38 PM Re: "Misdirection" and weird hobbies [Re: Bill_M]
TrojZyr Offline
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Registered: 07/25/01
Posts: 12990
Loc: The Solid State
As for me, old people's eyes light up whenever I mention music, and they begin to complain about today's ditties, and I often join them.
"Gentlemen, the verdict is guilty, on all ten counts of first-degree stupidity. The penalty phase will now begin."--Divine, "Pink Flamingos."

"The strong rule the weak, and the cunning rule over all." HS!

#17272 - 12/12/03 03:38 PM Re: "Misdirection" and weird hobbies [Re: Bill_M]
Sarracenia Offline
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Registered: 03/28/02
Posts: 1477
I've found that one sure sign of social respectability is getting respect from middle-aged or eldery people

I agree. This is especially true when it comes to teenagers.

To reply to the original post:

First and foremost, I look older than my age. I am seventeen, but people always think I am twenty to thirty years old. (Quite frankly, I think the people who say I look thirty are bullshitting.) The advantages of this are obvious and need not be said.

The majority of the people I met agree wholeheartedly that I look like a total sourpuss. Strangers who get to know me tell me that they were initially reluctant to talk to me because I look like I am about to either hang myself or the rest of the world. This confused me for I do not intend to look like or even really feel like a sourpuss. But I have come to accept it. It acts as a stratifier. Chatty strangers stay away, and only those with a purpose come to talk to me.

My hobbies and interests are both dorky and slutty. I am the kind who reads a lot and stays at home to do the laundry on Saturday nights. My current obsession are hermit crabs. I have thirteen of them and at the rate I am amassing them, I'll be in the triple digits very soon. On the other hand, I collect sex toys and tawdry clothing. I can rattle off a catalogue of perversions, fetishes and things that make people puke as if I was reading the phone book. My friends always say, "Any conversation with her is going to end up in sex."

Edited by Sarracenia (12/12/03 03:43 PM)
"Civilization is the precarious labor and luxury of a minority; the basic masses of mankind hardly change from millennium to millennium." - Will Durant


#17273 - 12/12/03 03:44 PM Re: "Misdirection" and weird hobbies [Re: sCara]

Wow, that's a pretty nifty collection. I like the dolls and the cat's eyes look neat.

#17274 - 12/12/03 09:14 PM Re: "Misdirection" and weird hobbies [Re: Shylock]
reprobate Offline

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Registered: 06/05/02
Posts: 7141
Loc: Canada
I have a teddy bear.

It's not a hobby, just a fact.

#17275 - 12/12/03 09:16 PM Re: "Misdirection" and weird hobbies [Re: Bill_M]
mastiva Offline
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Registered: 01/08/03
Posts: 385
Along the elderly line, I've had many of my customers offer me their grandchildren in matrimony . I also had some very strange advice from some that told me I really really should find a nice jewish boy! They put it "He'd take care of ya".

Many old men find some things about me shocking, yet enjoy it immensely. I get alot of comments on my tongue ring from elderly men, and they usually aren't grossed out - rather, they find it quite arousing. I had one conversation recently where this old man (old being about 70) said to his companions that piercings were disgusting. And then the other old men asked "What about them in other places?" And the man abruptly looked at me and said "Do You have piercings anywhere else??" To which I blushed and looked away. These men are now regular customers of mine!

Older people aren't all that biased after all. You just can't be an asshole like most youths are today.

#17276 - 12/13/03 01:47 AM Re: "Misdirection" and weird hobbies [Re: Jack_Bauer]
sCara Offline

Registered: 08/22/03
Posts: 1223
I'm running out of space! Good eye though, I really do need all of my Dr. LaVey stuff all together in one spot..

And thank you, Abraxas.. That's our little Kali squirrel mouse kitty.. She plays fetch..

#17277 - 12/13/03 05:28 AM Re: "Misdirection" and weird hobbies [Re: Shylock]

Occassionally, I dress in formal clothing and go to the Casino where I hang out with other middle-aged women and play the poker machines.

#17278 - 12/13/03 02:23 PM Re: "Misdirection" and weird hobbies [Re: sCara]
toad Offline

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Registered: 11/12/03
Posts: 1185
Loc: texas
My cat plays fetch as well. He loves twist ties and brings them to me to throw for him.
Hail Shadow

I have the power to channel my imagination into ever-soaring levels of suspicion and paranoia.

#17279 - 12/13/03 04:41 PM Re: "Misdirection" and weird hobbies [Re: toad]
sCara Offline

Registered: 08/22/03
Posts: 1223
*happy claps*

Kali has a preference for the li'l pompoms that were on some of my slipper socks. Boris (our big Franken-kitty) tears 'em up most times, so we had to get her a bigbigbig buncha pompoms from the craft section. She likes 'em alright, but it just isn't the same for her..

#17280 - 12/13/03 04:49 PM Re: "Misdirection" and weird hobbies [Re: Shylock]
GoldenCalf Offline

Registered: 12/03/03
Posts: 93
Loc: Huntsville, Alabama
My outward appearance most closely resembles that of a typical semi-redneck college slob (though I personally hate it, and am giving up on it in favor of a more refined, clean-cut image), which seems the best way to win the trust of others in this part of the country. As for "weird hobbies," I guess you could count my interest in classic country music and pinball.
"I am elite because I am not on welfare. I am elite because I ritually sacrificed my television set and bombed a McDonald's. I am perfect. I'm the REAL Satanist here, and you're just a useless pathetic piece of shit herdling. You disgust me." --the hopelessly ego-deprived jackass

#17281 - 12/13/03 04:54 PM Re: "Misdirection" and weird hobbies [Re: Shylock]
Shiva Offline
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Registered: 10/31/01
Posts: 2762
Loc: Ormond Beach, FL
I've been forcing myself to smile more often to throw people off-guard. Let's face it, I have pale skin and long black hair... I look like the stereotype villianous character.

Weird hobbies or collections, meaning things that people generally don't expect from the likes of me....

I collect Real Musgrave Pocket Dragons, or at least I used to until the quality of the workmanship went downhill after Musgrave started becoming popular. They are adorable by most standards, and aren't exactly something people would figure me to be fond of.

I like doing crafts and home improvement projects (big surprise there), although I do look a bit out of place at the hardware store next to all the contractors and whatnot. I think some of the employees get a kick out of watching me scurrying around for supplies and looking at power tools. I know they get a kick out of asking the dangerous question: "So, what are you working on now?" I don't hesitate to tell them.

Rev. Shiva Rodriguez
Shiva's World / Headless Historicals / Siren Productions Media / Predatory Moon

"The ugliest of trades have their moments of pleasure. Now, if I were a grave-digger, or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment." - Douglas Jerrold

#17282 - 12/13/03 05:15 PM Re: "Misdirection" and weird hobbies [Re: GoldenCalf]
Perndog Offline
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Registered: 09/06/03
Posts: 558
Loc: USA
Funny...that's me, too. I used to have the same dressing habits as apparently everyone else in college, but I've been phasing out the t-shirts and cargo pants in favor of slacks/khakis and dress shirts over the last couple of months. People now ask me every other day what occasion I'm dressing up for.

As for non-"Satanic" tastes, I've been into 80s pop music for a while, and I really like pictures of angels - not the little cute ones with their harps, but the smite-with-a-flaming-sword archangel types (Diablo II, anyone?)

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