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ITT shit you're not interested in

BroloBrolo BroseidonLord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
edited January 2011 in Social Entropy++
Let's talk about the things we don't do.

Driving

I am getting dangerously close to 30 and I still don't know how to drive. Technically I had my learner's permit for a few years and then that expired, and now I live in downtown Toronto where nobody drives because there's too much traffic. It's also incredibly expensive to get a car insured here, there are no gas stations anywhere near the downtown core and parking is next to impossible, but those are all excuses.

Really I don't drive because I'm deathly afraid of hitting or being hit by another car. I do however, love the engineering inside of cars, and Top Gear is pretty much the only show I watch now.

TV

Speaking of TV, I pretty much stopped watching TV in the early 2000s back in the boom of horrible reality television. Sometime between then and now, TV stopped sucking and a bunch of awesome shows came out. There are even some decent sci-fi shows, which was my favorite entertainment genre back when I watched TV. I still haven't seen Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Fringe, or any Dr. Who series.

I think part of my problem is this. I used to keep up with some TV by downloading it, but now even that seems like too much work. Also I've gotten so used to using the net for entertainment I no longer have the attention span to watch a one hours TV show jesus christ what's wrong with me.

Tabletop gaming

I never really played D&D and its ilk when I was growing up, although thanks to videogames I know a lot about the rules and lore. In fact I find it fun to read up on these things on their various wikis:
http://whitewolf.wikia.com/wiki/Week_of_Nightmares
When Zapathasura awoke in the Ravnos homeland of India, it devoured all its nearby childer in moments, and sent psychic ripples across the world and spirit realms. Psychics, madmen and anyone even vaguely touched by the supernatural felt on edge or suffered visions and nightmares. The nightmares usually featured the Demon-King Ravana (representing Zapathasura).
Zapathasura rampaged across India to Bangladesh for two days, calling its childer to it, but on the third day was attacked by three of the eldest Kuei-jin Bodhisattvas. All this supernatural activity did not go unnoticed by the forces of the Technocracy, who used orbital mirrors to focus the power of the sun on the Antediluvian, but the Boddhisatvas and their allies had called a supernatural storm to shield them from sunlight while they battled Zapathasura. The Technocracy then employed magical "neutron bombs", killing all of Zapathasura's combatants - including those who were controlling the storm. As the clouds parted, Zapathasura had been weakened enough by the bombs and battle that the focussed sunlight destroyed it.

The awakening of the Antediluvian had a profound effect on all its childer. While the battle raged, Ravnos vampires' power over the Chimerstry Discipline grew stronger, though harder to control. But at the instant Zapathasura died, every Ravnos on Earth felt an uncontrollable bloodlust, compelled to destroy or diablerize other members of their clan. This madness lasted for four days, and only a small number of Ravnos still survive.

This shit seems so cool! The lore for the White Wolf games is neat, although this stuff is all from the outdated version of the game. I also like the explanation of how magic works in the Mage games.

Fortunately I have had the chance to try a few tabletop games with Pony, Cass and Choco not that long ago and they've been a lot of fun! although my current schedule doesn't give me much time to pursue them regularly.

I suppose I never really sought games like this out on my own since I tend to think of 'gaming' as a solitary thing. It didn't help that my first impressions of tabletop gaming came from the horrible neckbeards in my highschool, who managed to work both their persecution complexes and feelings of elitism into making anyone who wasn't intimately familiar with gaming feel uncomfortable.

So what strange things don't you guys do? What popular things do you just not get into?

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    crwthcrwth THAT'S IT Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    not interested in

    this thread

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    YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    anal

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2011
    Harry Potter.

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    CptKemzikCptKemzik Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I've been driving since licensed, and i've somehow begun to like taking long-distance drives. When possible however I always opt for walking/public transportation. I still watch television occasionally for some things, but i havent actively (passively?) plopped myself down on a couch for quite a while now; granted that time has been replaced being on the internet. The only extent of tabletop gaming i've ever done are traditional board games; 20-sided dice are foreign to me.

    Oh playing video games. That's a thing I have stopped doing frequently for a while now, yet somehow i still spend enough time to read about them.

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    CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Harry Potter.

    Seconded

    Also: Twitter

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Sports

    Fantasy sports

    Elimination Reality TV

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    ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I got a Cold Stone gift card two years ago.

    I had a light lunch and it's 65 degrees here so now I'm thinking about using it.

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    hey Rolo, we bought Twilight Imperium

    which is a board game, not a RPG

    but when you have time, we should play it!

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    lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    WoW and mmorpgs in general. i just don't get it, but if others are into it, thats cool

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    CptKemzikCptKemzik Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Oh yeah and college parties. I'm a senior and I guess i'm supposed to be partying it up all the time but I havent been to one since the fall semester of junior year.

    Instead i spend most of my time going to class, doing work, with my girlfriend, and planning grad school/career prospects. I preemptively checked into square-hood it seems.

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Getting drunk as an end-goal.

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Crashmo wrote: »
    Harry Potter.

    Seconded

    Also: Twitter

    Facebook.

    I technically have a facebook account, but I really don't have the first clue what I'm supposed to be doing with it. Every few months I log on, look at what some people I don't really know or barely talk to are doing, feel vaguely uncomfortable about spying on them, and then log back off.

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    redheadredhead Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    i dunno when i'm not into an entire form of entertainment/locomotion/whatever it's almost never because i don't think it holds any merit for me, more like i'm not willing to put in the work to get into it

    like tv

    i watch basically no tv, but not because i am not interested in it. there are lots of shows i actually want to watch. but somehow the fact that there's all this great stuff out there (and that it's so time-consuming to follow them) keeps me from ever doing anything, like a weird blend of decision paralysis and... some other shit.

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    CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Rolo wrote: »
    Crashmo wrote: »
    Harry Potter.

    Seconded

    Also: Twitter

    Facebook.

    I technically have a facebook account, but I really don't have the first clue what I'm supposed to be doing with it. Every few months I log on, look at what some people I don't really know or barely talk to are doing, feel vaguely uncomfortable about spying on them, and then log back off.

    Yeah, that's what mine has devolved to over the years

    The only thing I actually like it for anymore is seeing pictures my family has taken/sharing vacation photos

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    Mr FuzzbuttMr Fuzzbutt Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Crashmo wrote: »
    Harry Potter.

    Seconded

    Also: Twitter

    Thirded

    Also: Seconded

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    Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot OMG WRIGGLY T O X O P L A S M O S I SRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    -> Magic the Gathering. I play Warhammer table-top, I play World of Warcraft, I am a big geek - but I just am totally repelled by everything I hear about magic.

    -> Driving. I have no desire to drive at all. I live in Toronto which has amazing traffic.

    -> Clubbing. Not my thing, not now, probably not ever. I liked dancing at prom, but I don't want to pay $10 for a drink and then dudes rub their crotches against my ass.

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    Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I dont watch TV much but I know there is plenty of good stuff.

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    MrMonroeMrMonroe passed out on the floor nowRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    bottoming

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Koshian wrote: »
    t rolo: did you get any more packages???

    Apparently packages have showed up, but I haven't been home yet! I'll be going back sometime this week coming up.

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    CptKemzikCptKemzik Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I liked reading all of the harry potter books except the last one, which was an extreme chore. Granted I grew up with the series, and by the time the last book was out I graduated from high school.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2011
    -> Magic the Gathering. I play Warhammer table-top, I play World of Warcraft, I am a big geek - but I just am totally repelled by everything I hear about magic.

    They're called illusions, Michael.

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    CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I have no interest in paying for cable/satellite tv anymore

    Netflix, Hulu, & Basic have just about everything I want, in a much more convenient fashion

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    Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    MMOs

    I like the idea of them but the execution is repulsive in my experience.

    Actually I really don't like online gaming very much at all

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    Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PucOxtAGNtY

    I am not interested in Jack's sex life. He likes bondage!? D:

    Actually, I thought it was really funny.

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    CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    MMOs

    I like the idea of them but the execution is repulsive in my experience.

    Actually I really don't like online gaming very much at all

    You need better online gaming friends

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Pony wrote: »
    hey Rolo, we bought Twilight Imperium

    which is a board game, not a RPG

    but when you have time, we should play it!

    Oh, is that the kind of massive one that's like the board game version of Master of Orion? It sounds awesome! Come February I should have free weekends again (I hope).

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    CptKemzikCptKemzik Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    MMOs

    I like the idea of them but the execution is repulsive in my experience.

    Actually I really don't like online gaming very much at all

    I grew out of online gaming with strangers around the time halo 2 was big. Almost all of the games I play right now either don't require playing online for them to be fun, or i dont have friends to play them with.

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    DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I, too, hate cars

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    redheadredhead Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    shit i'm not interested in: dicks

    just don't get the hype

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2011
    Rolo wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    hey Rolo, we bought Twilight Imperium

    which is a board game, not a RPG

    but when you have time, we should play it!

    Oh, is that the kind of massive one that's like the board game version of Master of Orion? It sounds awesome! Come February I should have free weekends again (I hope).

    What.

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    Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Crashmo wrote: »
    MMOs

    I like the idea of them but the execution is repulsive in my experience.

    Actually I really don't like online gaming very much at all

    You need better online gaming friends
    Probably! The PA people I used to play GTA4 with were ok sometimes I guess.

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    redheadredhead Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    redhead wrote: »
    shit i'm not interested in: dicks

    just don't get the hype

    jk love 'em

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    bowtiedsealbowtiedseal Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    twitter

    I have one, I just don't use it for anything and am probably making someone who wanted that handle mad.

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    crwthcrwth THAT'S IT Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    i like driving but i do not like other people driving because they are often bad at it

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    crwthcrwth THAT'S IT Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    also i like twitter because i like subjecting people to the inane bullshit i feel like typing

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    Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot OMG WRIGGLY T O X O P L A S M O S I SRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Rolo wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    hey Rolo, we bought Twilight Imperium

    which is a board game, not a RPG

    but when you have time, we should play it!

    Oh, is that the kind of massive one that's like the board game version of Master of Orion? It sounds awesome! Come February I should have free weekends again (I hope).

    We purchased it from a man in a gaming store, and this man had an enormous gut that was not close to covered by a t-shirt with a white lion airbrushed onto it.

    It was hilarious and awkward.

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    lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    tea. i like chai tea, but thats hardly tea. all other tea just tastes blah to me. gimme coffee

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2011
    crwth

    I just never saw the hype.

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    CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Crashmo wrote: »
    MMOs

    I like the idea of them but the execution is repulsive in my experience.

    Actually I really don't like online gaming very much at all

    You need better online gaming friends
    Probably! The PA people I used to play GTA4 with were ok sometimes I guess.

    It really makes a big difference

    In fact I have barely done any online gaming recently because my online buddies are still playing WoW or Day of Defeat original or something random

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    Mr FuzzbuttMr Fuzzbutt Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Racing games.

    Except Trackmania.

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