Interesting countries to visitAs the several traveling threads prove, there are plenty of wizards who are curious about the world. Here, we talk about our traveling wishes and interests in a more abstract and general sense. What countries have you visited? What were your experiences? What countries are you curious about visiting and why? Any particular place you'd avoid like the plague? It doesn't matter if your traveling ideas are realistic or not, just share what interests you.
Drawing Thread 9All you need to begin drawing is a pencil and some paper
Consumption free hobbiesWhat are some hobbies that don't involve consuming anything? You purchase a 1 time item and very rarely if ever have to replace it. Learning yo-yo tricks would be a consumptionless hobby in this case. There are obviously thinks like whistling or playing the spoons too. The idea is it has to make as little foot print as possible while being something you can develop and grow at. Drawing wouldn't count because you need paper.
Comfortable PicturesI contemplated on which board to post this and ultimately decided I'll do it on /hob/ this time, as it seems to me that collecting and enjoying pictures of houses, towns, areas, natural scenes etc., is in fact kind of a hobby.
Cooking Thread IIPiss-off-your-mom-being-in-kitchen-all-day-and-not-cleaning edition
Birding(Bird Watching)Started getting into this very recently after watching some videos about it on YouTube. I then bought some Sibley and Roger Tory field guides and a Nikon M5 Monarch Binos. Was wondering if there is anyone else who enjoys doing this as well. Seems like a friendly hobby for everyone and its gets you outside and "touching grass".
Gardening ThreadThis year most of my plants (zucchinis, strawberries, cucumbers) got messed up with the heat waves, tomatoes are really the only thing I have left. I don't want summer to end, going back to eating store vegetables and fruit is soul crushing. Not much money so no fancy organic food.
Philosophy ThreadPrevious thread: >>25265
Reading ThreadBook discussion.
Writing ThreadAny type of writing is allowed, from lyrics, to poetry, to essays, and anything in between.
TV Television showsThis thread will be for discussing all television shows, series and miniseries
How to shoot down planes and not get torn apart by incoming artillery fire.Hello, /hob/. I like military. I also like air defence. Specifically, MANPADS. Today I will tell you about a russian MANPADS 9K38 "Igla", also known as SA-18 "Grouse" by NATO classification. I will teach you the basics of its construction, working principles, how to operate it and how to not die immediately after firing it at an incoming SU-24. Stay tuned, wizards.
Mathematics thread 2I liked the first math thread, but that hit the bump limit so I'm making another one.
Fighting/Combat sports/ Martial artsAny other wizards into combat sports?
Solo RoleplayingI've been interested more and more about the power of daydreaming. I think that if my daydreaming ability was extremely advanced, that it would activate an entirely new level of self-actualization for myself.
conspiracy theories/extremely abnormal philosophiesI now consider researching conspiracy theories to be a hobby of mine. Of course, as a hikki, this information is of literally no use to me whatsoever, and I do not have the charisma to "educate" others. It is simply a pastime.
/mg/ - Minimalism GeneralFor discussing software and hardware minimalism.
anyone making money off their hobbies?subject says it all. i want to make money doing something i love instead of being a wagecuck (don't we all?), but i have no idea how to monetize my art or my skills. some people might say "don't do it for the money" but i'd really want to get paid to do something actually worthwhile.
ParanormalAfter Reading Fingerprints of the Gods and Magicians of the Gods, I wonder if it’s possible the existence of an ancient and lost civilization like those books described. I know a couple of books who give more evidence of that. 2 books written by the Spanish investigator Javier Sierra, called: En busca de la edad de oro and La Ruta Prohibida, if you want to read them. But, the only book I know who gives a serious proof of that is Hamlet’s Mill. That makes me think if the civilization is cyclical and the event that erase a possible civilization could happen again to us. Just think about it.
tea threaddo any wizards like tea? specifically loose leaf teas? if so, any specific blends or varieties you like/recommend?
PhotographyRecently I've been getting into photography. I've found that after doing so, I perceive moments in different ways. Things simultaneously seem more transient, yet more permanent. It's a sensation that's difficult to describe, except to say that I am more 'aware' of the moments around me. For obvious reasons I have avoided urban areas, but in terms of landscapes and natural shots, it is quite peaceful.
Tabletop Rpg ThreadHas anyone read 5e's fucking Ravenloft?
Cooking with depressionI keep eating ready meals which are starting to taste stale and I can't imagine the lack of nutrients and fresh ingredients being beneficial for my health. Also it's expensive.
Pipe smoking/tobaccoPipe tobacco is a hobby, right? There's the element of collecting pipes and trying various blends, which resembles wine tasting in how elaborately some people talk about them. Any wiz pipe smokers here? Any favourite blends you'd recommend? Show me your wizpipe(s) (no homo).
Shortwave RadioDon't know if we've ever had thread even though it seems like a very wizardly hobby. I bought a really cheap tecsun but i could only get a couple channels, two spanish (cuban?) ones and some mainstream new channels. Not sure if spending more money would help or if I should try a different area. I've been told the hobby is completly dead but looking on reddit and forums it looks like there's still some activity
Survivalism/PrepperAnybody into SHTF related hobbies? I started with prepper stuff the past year and it was quite helpful to be prepared before normgroids started panicking with the coronavirus. I'm reading a lot on the topic and trying to improve in different skills for when SHTF, if ever. Perhaps this doesn't sounds as a very wizardly hobby but I find survivalist stuff interesting and training different skills and improvisation helps me concentrating and not being devoured by my thoughts. I think it's good for wizards
Toki Pona Threadhttps://jansa-tp.github.io/tpcheatsheet/Toki%20Pona%20Cheat%20Sheet%20v2.pdf
French LanguageDo any other wizards have an interest in French language, history, and culture?
carnivorous plantsi'm looking forward to get one of those mainly for practical purpose (killing insects) but before i'd like to know if they're reliable as such or if it's just a myth. i heard the drosera species was the one that needed the less care and thus was perfect for beginners.
fishingi taught myself fishing 2 years ago and have enjoyed it immensely
HorrorAny one else have horror stuff as a hobby? Like collecting weird pictures, reading creepy stories, listening to paranormal podcasts and watching horror films? I find myself drawn to it and I think it counts as a hobby if it's something you're invested in. Sort of like a modern folklore.
A very odd troll hobbyMy hobby is trolling and cyber stalking people. Does anyone else share this amazing interest. I understand it is a bit weird, but it's my only interest. I have 40+ instagram accounts larping as various females and males, to catfish my way into various random normies lives and gain followers. Every larp has a distinct personality and it's own internet friend group. I also do this on twitter, and facebook. Anyone else share the interest?
Science QuestionsI don't know if this thread fits here, but I want to post a lot of things I've been thinking about just generally in Physics/Chemistry/"hard sciences" and have been confused by.
Small things thats gives you some joy in lifeI honestly haven't put any effort in gardening this chili plant, I just placed the seeds in the pot with dirt and this how it turned out a few weeks later. It's pleasuring seeing it growing day by day and im looking forward eating the chilli once its red.
Wizard AnimatorsJust watched a Shawn Keller interview last night, and I have to say, he's quite possibly one of the most wizardly animators alive today.
Joris Karl HuysmansHas anyone here read Joris Karl Huysmans? I've read the novels Against the Grain (À rebours), La Bas (Down There), En Route, En Rade and others. Huysmans is part of a movement in literature known as Decadence/Symbolism. The main character in the novel Against the Grain, Des Esseintes is a world-weary asthete disillusioned with bourgeois society and has a deep appreciation for all art specifically for example the Roman novels Satyricon by Petronius, and the poem Mosella by Ausonius in literature and the paintings of Gustave Moreau and Odilon Redon. My favorite thing about Huysmans is his diction. Its very flowery/purple prose and highly descriptive.
Drawing Thread 8All you need to begin drawing is a pencil and some paper
Weapons ThreadNew thread.
Road TripThere is a biking thread and an international travel thread but no road trip thread. Has anyone here gone on a road trip? I know it's practically a rite of passage for most normalfaggots (at least in the US), but I would be interested in getting out and polishing my wizard wand in a different state.
Coin Collecting (Numismastics)Let's have a thread on it! In the US at least, there's a lot of neat stuff to find even if you're not into it that much. For example, all quarters & dimes dated 1964 and earlier are made of 90% silver.
Psychology and PsychiatryHere we don't primarily talk about our personal experiences (there's /dep/ for that) but post informative and educational videos and share interesting articles and/ or books about the topics.
/wizbrew/Got two batches of beer brewing. Both are wheat malt, hops and cherries. Using wild yeast from cherries, hopefully Sacchoromyces. Malted the wheat myself (sprouted then dried in sun) and got cherries from my own cherry tree. I expect them to be sour beers but I'm not sure tasting them so far.
Educational Youtube videosI recently picked up this hobby of watching pop education videos on youtube. History, science, technology, futurology, philosophy etc. It really passes the time. And a quick 10 minute tidbit is very relaxing.
PodcastsHello Wizzies, what podcasts do you recommend? i enjoy going trekking while listening to some relaxing podcasts to distract me.
buying an armor to train inI know how silly this will seem to most of you but I want to work one-two years buy a replica medieval armor. I grew up with anime characters wearing armor in a post apocalyptic world(raoh,etc),I also really like weird ways of muscle training.
Movie threadThe last movie thread has reached the bump limit. Previous thread: >>54641
PC BuildingBeen wageslaving for a year and I managed to build my first half decent PC with some of the money I saved up. Any other anons enjoy this?
MapsI've been into maps since I was a kid and would draw war plans with arrow lines striking across the map. And alternate history fantasies etc.
Game DevelopmentThink I'll stop playing games so much and make my own. I always think I could make better games than the ones I play.
singingRecently I have been learning to sing from YouTube videos. It's extremely satisfying to hit high notes and sing basic melodies right. The hobby is free to do and with only minimal practice you can get a lot out of it.