What unique thing do you study extensively on your own time? (Besides music)

Page 1 of 4
#1
Is there anything you study for no reason besides interest? Like an era in history, a branch of science, a country, a person, etc.


I enjoy studying the politics and economics of Scandinavia and the UK. I also study the middle ages, mostly France and Italy. I'm starting to read more about Wicca and Buddhism as well.


So pit, any nerds here?
Last edited by Z_cup_boy at Nov 2, 2009,
#2
Ancient Greece. I read all about it, I can't get enough. Also the dark ages, knights and stuff like that. I read non-fiction books all the time.
Edit: I also read all about Greek Mythology, the Gods and heroes and all those stories. Like I said, I can't get enough of it.
Last edited by skaterskagg1 at Nov 2, 2009,
#3
Ah, yeah history and religion are among my interests as well. But I do some ventriloquism too. Not with a dummy, but I "throw" my voice.
#6
Quote by blackthought
I look at porn a lot.


That is irrelevent to the subject matter. Do you study the production of pornography?
#7
Science and skepticism in general, but I really love neuroscience.
#8
Random interesting shit. Stuff that trips me out. Anything from lucid dreaming to astral projection and the Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio and blah blah blah
#10
Quote by Z_cup_boy
That is irrelevent to the subject matter. Do you study the production of pornography?


It was just a joke, sorry.

On topic, I read pretty much anything I get my hands on, especially things to do with military history/tactics and things like that.
#11
Quote by Oroborous
Random interesting shit. Stuff that trips me out. Anything from lucid dreaming to astral projection and the Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio and blah blah blah


Same here. Just random things that catch my attention.
#12
Electronics, Science related stuff...
return 0;

Quote by jsync
And I've eaten at some of Australia's best pizzerias.



SOUNDCLOUD
. com / fancy-elle
#13
generally, i know useful facts about a gazillion different subjects.
specifically, I'd say science. and making flash animations/games is always fun :P

EDIT: Did I say useful? I meant useless.
Last edited by funkyducky at Nov 2, 2009,
#14
Quote by Oroborous
Random interesting shit. Stuff that trips me out. Anything from lucid dreaming to astral projection and the Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio and blah blah blah

Basically this. I go to the book store and just pick up a book on some random thing I think is pretty cool and read all about it. Astronomy, physics, languages, film, art. Just random shit I'll read about it. Then I'll tell people all about it and they think I'm a genius.
Last edited by skaterskagg1 at Nov 2, 2009,
#15
Quote by skaterskagg1
Basically this. I go to the book store and just pick up a book on some random thing I think is pretty cool and read all about it. Astrology, physics, languages, film, art. Just random shit I'll read about it. Then I'll tell people all about it and they think I'm a genius.

#17
Quote by Z_cup_boy
That is irrelevent to the subject matter. Do you study the production of pornography?

I'm curious about it. Do porn stars get paid or is it just a hobby?
#18
I normally find subject matter in a song and study it. (i.e. one day I was listening to Mastodon's "Megalodon" so I decided to research the animal).
#22
Quote by skaterskagg1
I meant Astronomy. Not that horoscope shit.

XD
#23
Whatever catches my eye, as long as I'm feeding my hunger for knowledge.
The softest of blankets is six feet of soil.

Upcoming Shows:
Sasquatch! Festival - May 2013
#24
I study the word unique. It's a unique trait because I seem to be the only person who knows what it means.
Quote by vintage x metal
I love you =] I can't say I was very fond of you when we first started talking because you trolled the hell out of my threads, but after talking to you here I've grown very attached to you.

Yeah, write to my fanclub about it, honey.
#26
not really that unique but i like studying how different basketball and american football teams coaches think.
(people can't stand to watch sports with me cause i always tell them what is about to happen)

kinda like music theory in a way (you can't just inactively listen or watch)
instead of a key or scale
its an oline block scheme w/te posts sub zero to a nickel package
or a motion based offense off screens & cuts to an altered zone defense
#27
Quote by Backflash33
not really that unique but i like studying how different basketball and american football teams coaches think.
(people can't stand to watch sports with me cause i always tell them what is about to happen)

kinda like music theory in a way (you can't just inactively listen or watch)
instead of a key or scale
its an oline block scheme w/te posts sub zero to a nickel package
or a motion based offense off screens & cuts to an altered zone defense

Me too. Always watch the games thinking "why would you run the ball right there?" or "Why would you make that stupid play?" I also like to play GM during the draft season. I like to evaluate prospects and how I think they'll make it in the pros.
#28
Everything and everything. I can spend hours and hours just going on wikipedia and clicking links to other pages and a link from that page and it just goes on and on.

But mostly I am interested in sub-cultures and obscure sciences.

Things such as Cryonics, cyberpunk culture, steampunk culture, ect.
Gear
Jackson Dinky DKMGT Transparent Black
#30
Anything I can get my hands on, i lurk on wikipedia, but I have a fascination with Military History and the military itself (I'm an Army Cadet in Australia)
Come back if you want to
And remember who you are
‘Cause there's nothing here for you my dear
And everything must pass
#32
Quote by i_lovemetallica
Anything I can get my hands on, i lurk on wikipedia, but I have a fascination with Military History and the military itself (I'm an Army Cadet in Australia)



ok aussie i saw on tv that the females in your army get free breast implants...

(more confidence=better fighter thing)

is this true...
and do your cadets get them or at what age would they be allowed to get them??

#33
Quote by Backflash33
ok aussie i saw on tv that the females in your army get free breast implants...

(more confidence=better fighter thing)

is this true...
and do your cadets get them or at what age would they be allowed to get them??



Um.... no, from what I remember from that they have to pay for them.

And no, none of my female cadets (or male for that matter) have had breast implants
Come back if you want to
And remember who you are
‘Cause there's nothing here for you my dear
And everything must pass
#34
20th century history is my time period I guess, but history in general is interesting to me. I enjoy studying politics, especially learning about politics in foreign countries (Canadian politics is sad).

History/Poli Sci Joint Major FTW?
TO ALL MY KILLERS AND MY HUNDRED DOLLAR BILLERS...
...TO EMO KIDS THAT GOT TOO MANY FEELINGS
#35
Quote by i_lovemetallica
Um.... no, from what I remember from that they have to pay for them.

And no, none of my female cadets (or male for that matter) have had breast implants



i knew that manswers show was bs
#36
I will read anything and everything I can get my hands on. At the moment, it is

Strategy (Sun Tzu, Machiavelli, Robert Greene, etc)
Psychology and philosophy of love, lust, and sexuality
Emotion
O what a disgrace if such a despised and base race, which worships demons, should conquer a people which has the faith of omnipotent God and is made glorious with the name of Christ!

The music winners listen to
#37
I just read the wiki page of porn, fascinating. I spend a good deal of time studying up on philosophy and the occult. Makes for good lyrics


Current Rig:
Ltd EC1000 deluxe
Ltd FX260
Peavey Valveking 112
Shure Super 55
Shure Pg 58
Behringer Kx1200
#39
well, mostly astronomy, you know black holes, red giants, galaxys w/e... And the music cultures ('60s till now), think anything from Blues, Mods, Hippies,Punk, New Wave,...
Gear:
Fender Jazzmaster
Boss DS-2
Digitech RP150 (with Line6 EX-1 Exp pedal)
Orange Crush 30R


My Youtube Page
Read this!You know you really want to...

Page 1 of 4