THE NIGHTMARE NETWORK
Go Back   THE NIGHTMARE NETWORK > Miscellanea > Miscellaneous Polls
Home Forums Content Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Contagion Members Media Diversion Info Register
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes Translate
Old 05-20-2015   #11
njhorror's Avatar
njhorror
Grimscribe
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,338
Quotes: 0
Points: 22,463, Level: 100 Points: 22,463, Level: 100 Points: 22,463, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 43% Activity: 43% Activity: 43%
Re: Your Other Passions

Walking through the woods. Taking unfamiliar backroads to see where they go. Walking at night in the snow. Swimming in streams with pools and waterfalls. Flyfishing when I get the chance. Reading like a horned devil.

Lucian pigeon-holed the letter solemnly in the receptacle lettered 'Barbarians.' ~ The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen
njhorror is offline   Reply With Quote
11 Thanks From:
ChildofOldLeech (05-20-2015), Cnev (05-20-2015), Druidic (05-22-2015), Mad Madison (05-22-2015), Michael (05-20-2015), miguel1984 (05-20-2015), qcrisp (05-21-2015), Robert Adam Gilmour (05-20-2015), The Alchemist (05-21-2015), ToALonelyPeace (07-21-2015), With Strength I Burn (05-20-2015)
Old 05-20-2015   #12
Nascent Ossuary's Avatar
Nascent Ossuary
Mannikin
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 13
Quotes: 0
Points: 344, Level: 6 Points: 344, Level: 6 Points: 344, Level: 6
Level up: 88% Level up: 88% Level up: 88%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Re: Your Other Passions

Frequenting nearby cemeteries after nightfall, and stretching out atop a grave—while staring up at the stars—imitating the dead.

I am the Illicit One.
My liaisons with the Innominable have spawned
The imps that work in the wainscoting of your beliefs,
And I breathe decay upon the rafters of your House of Certainties
While you lie sleeping in your bed of illusions.



Last edited by Nascent Ossuary; 05-20-2015 at 04:18 PM..
Nascent Ossuary is offline   Reply With Quote
4 Thanks From:
miguel1984 (05-20-2015), The Alchemist (05-21-2015), ToALonelyPeace (07-21-2015), With Strength I Burn (05-21-2015)
Old 05-20-2015   #13
J.T. Edwards's Avatar
J.T. Edwards
Mannikin
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 22
Quotes: 0
Points: 2,726, Level: 33 Points: 2,726, Level: 33 Points: 2,726, Level: 33
Level up: 84% Level up: 84% Level up: 84%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Re: Your Other Passions

I wouldn't say I'm passionate about much of anything. Maybe that's my problem in life.. anywho, I like watching old Hammer horror films, playing guitar (badly), listening to music (mostly metal/classic rock/progressive rock) reading like a fiend, attempting to write short stories, staying up late and browsing dark corners of the internet with my cat.

“All human thought, all science, all religion, is the holding of a candle to the night of the universe.” –Clark Ashton Smith
J.T. Edwards is offline   Reply With Quote
9 Thanks From:
ChildofOldLeech (05-21-2015), Mad Madison (05-22-2015), miguel1984 (05-20-2015), njhorror (05-21-2015), Speaking Mute (05-21-2015), Spiral (05-21-2015), The Alchemist (05-21-2015), ToALonelyPeace (07-21-2015), With Strength I Burn (05-20-2015)
Old 05-21-2015   #14
Speaking Mute
Chymist
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 355
Quotes: 0
Points: 9,942, Level: 68 Points: 9,942, Level: 68 Points: 9,942, Level: 68
Level up: 98% Level up: 98% Level up: 98%
Activity: 50% Activity: 50% Activity: 50%
Re: Your Other Passions

I'm more a creature of obsession and anxiety than passion. I don't particularly care much for drawing, but the fact I am no longer drawing depresses me. I'm starting down the route for surgery and medical leave (from the job that's destroying my wrists, oddly enough) so that, hopefully, I can masochistically take up the "hobby" again...

...and then there's my dream journal, which I actually enjoy in the writing, but hate more when I'm unable to write in it due to other obligations or insomnia...

Likewise the same dilemma for studying mathematics. My enjoyment seems constantly overwhelmed by my inability to set aside time for it.
Speaking Mute is offline   Reply With Quote
9 Thanks From:
ChildofOldLeech (05-21-2015), Druidic (05-22-2015), gveranon (05-21-2015), Mad Madison (05-22-2015), Michael (05-23-2015), miguel1984 (05-21-2015), njhorror (05-21-2015), The Alchemist (05-21-2015), ToALonelyPeace (07-21-2015)
Old 05-21-2015   #15
MadsPLP's Avatar
MadsPLP
Grimscribe
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 625
Quotes: 0
Points: 40,765, Level: 100 Points: 40,765, Level: 100 Points: 40,765, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 7% Activity: 7% Activity: 7%
Send a message via MSN to MadsPLP
Re: Your Other Passions

Procrasturbating, mainly.
MadsPLP is offline   Reply With Quote
8 Thanks From:
ChildofOldLeech (05-21-2015), DoktorH (05-21-2015), Fenris Technique (05-21-2015), Mad Madison (05-22-2015), miguel1984 (05-21-2015), njhorror (05-21-2015), Robert Adam Gilmour (05-21-2015), ToALonelyPeace (07-21-2015)
Old 05-21-2015   #16
DoktorH's Avatar
DoktorH
Grimscribe
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 731
Quotes: 0
Points: 16,436, Level: 88 Points: 16,436, Level: 88 Points: 16,436, Level: 88
Level up: 54% Level up: 54% Level up: 54%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Re: Your Other Passions

Netflix. can an online movie service be a passion? considering how many hours I can easily lose in its multifoliate movie depths, yes. anime binge watching, following a movie franchise from its brilliant beginnings to sad shrivelled endings, documentaries about things I have no interest in just to feel less ignorant. best 20 bucks a month i could possibly spend.

knives. I like the higher end stuff. Full customs are a bit beyond my budget at this time, but it is not unusual for me to treat myself to 4 or more midtech/high-end production knives within a year. i will usually wind up selling anything i don't completely adore so i can get the money together for new things, but I enjoy what I have while i have it and the things I love most never leave.

Coffee. not a passion so much as a psychological need. I won't even go to work unless i have a 60oz thermos of cold-brewed coffee with me. it keeps me comfy and happy til the end of my shift. on my days off, iced coffee is my drink of choice.
DoktorH is offline   Reply With Quote
5 Thanks From:
Druidic (05-21-2015), Michael (05-21-2015), miguel1984 (05-21-2015), Speaking Mute (05-21-2015), ToALonelyPeace (07-21-2015)
Old 05-21-2015   #17
Frater_Tsalal's Avatar
Frater_Tsalal
Chymist
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 397
Quotes: 0
Points: 11,783, Level: 75 Points: 11,783, Level: 75 Points: 11,783, Level: 75
Level up: 11% Level up: 11% Level up: 11%
Activity: 14% Activity: 14% Activity: 14%
Send a message via AIM to Frater_Tsalal
Re: Your Other Passions

Well, aside from reading and writing, I enjoy fooling around with music, mainly electronic computer-based music. I find when my writing efforts become blocked (this happens often), that working on music is a good pastime: writing I find very stressful because I'm a perfectionist, but because I'm much more casual when it comes to music, I find working on it to be utterly free of stress/worry. A number of years ago I started up a netlabel named Mauve Zone Recordings, partly as a way of releasing a lot of my own music (usually under the name Sypha Nadon), but also music done by my friends, or re-releasing music recorded by my younger brothers back in the 90's, when they were in a group called The Cat Band.

I also enjoy playing video/computer games, spending time with cats, visiting antiquarian bookstores, going for walks, watching TV and occasionally movies with my younger brothers (we especially enjoy Friends, Batman: The Animated Series, Game of Thrones, The Three Stooges, Frasier, Family Matters, and various old video game cartoon shows from the early 90's, such as Captain N and the original Mario/Zelda ones).

Recently I've also gotten into weightlifting (of a sort). I've always been a very thin guy, so excess body fat (usually brought about by stress/anxiety) tends to go to my stomach. I'm no stranger to vanity, and I know that one day I'll just be a disintegrating pile of meat anyway, but in the meantime, I've been trying to build up the muscles in my upper arms in the attempt to circulate some of that excess weight there, which seems to be working (also, I think it is kind of cool to see actual biceps when I flex my arms now). Every other day I do 10-15 bicep curl reps, using ten pound fixed weight dumbbells. As inspiration to this endeavor I keep a Tom Daley poster hanging up in my bedroom, partly because I think he has a great physique and he seems to spend a lot of time keeping his body in shape, and partly because I have a major crush on him, ha ha.

"The Outsider must find a direction and commit himself to it, not lie moping about the meaninglessness of the world."
-Colin Wilson, Religion and the Rebel
Frater_Tsalal is offline   Reply With Quote
7 Thanks From:
ChildofOldLeech (05-21-2015), Michael (05-21-2015), miguel1984 (05-21-2015), qcrisp (05-21-2015), Speaking Mute (05-23-2015), ToALonelyPeace (07-21-2015), With Strength I Burn (05-21-2015)
Old 05-21-2015   #18
qcrisp's Avatar
qcrisp
Grimscribe
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,925
Quotes: 0
Points: 59,972, Level: 100 Points: 59,972, Level: 100 Points: 59,972, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 64% Activity: 64% Activity: 64%
Re: Your Other Passions

I've always had a problem compiling the long lists of interests that are common in internet 'about me' profiles, partly, I think, because the things that interest me are so simple as to sound generic. Recently, I also find, like my namesake, that I enjoy doing nothing. As in, not even pottering, but nothing beyond letting my body keep me alive and my thoughts do what they will as I sit or lie with eyes closed or even open.

But, apart from 'nothing', I also enjoy:

Trying to learn languages other than my native tongue.
Going for walks.
Taking photographs.
Talking to people.
Learning things about the world.
Imagining things.

I wish I had more time to write lyrics for Kodagain:

https://soundcloud.com/kodagain-again/incubation

"As the Director of one of the five greatest museums in our Eastern States has more than once remarked to me, From the Stone Age until now, what a decline!" - Ananda Coomaraswamy
qcrisp is online now   Reply With Quote
9 Thanks From:
Druidic (05-21-2015), gveranon (05-21-2015), Mad Madison (05-22-2015), Michael (05-21-2015), miguel1984 (05-21-2015), Speaking Mute (05-23-2015), ToALonelyPeace (07-21-2015), With Strength I Burn (05-21-2015), yellowish haze (11-16-2015)
Old 05-21-2015   #19
qcrisp's Avatar
qcrisp
Grimscribe
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,925
Quotes: 0
Points: 59,972, Level: 100 Points: 59,972, Level: 100 Points: 59,972, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 64% Activity: 64% Activity: 64%
Re: Your Other Passions

P.S. I visited Strawberry Hill on Saturday with friends, and found it to be a friendly and fascinating place.

This is an example of where a number of my interests converge:

Spending time with friends.
Old buildings.
The Gothic.
The culture of the country where I happen to have been born.
Excursions by train.
The landscape.
Postmodernism (Walpole seems a pretty postmodern character to me).
Language (Walpole coined words, such as 'gloomth').
Drollery.
Etc.

"As the Director of one of the five greatest museums in our Eastern States has more than once remarked to me, From the Stone Age until now, what a decline!" - Ananda Coomaraswamy
qcrisp is online now   Reply With Quote
10 Thanks From:
Bleak&Icy (05-25-2015), Druidic (05-21-2015), Frater_Tsalal (05-21-2015), Mad Madison (05-22-2015), Michael (05-21-2015), miguel1984 (05-21-2015), njhorror (05-22-2015), Speaking Mute (05-23-2015), The Alchemist (05-22-2015), ToALonelyPeace (07-21-2015)
Old 05-22-2015   #20
Revenant's Avatar
Revenant
Mystic
Threadstarter
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 195
Quotes: 0
Points: 4,348, Level: 44 Points: 4,348, Level: 44 Points: 4,348, Level: 44
Level up: 66% Level up: 66% Level up: 66%
Activity: 7% Activity: 7% Activity: 7%
Re: Your Other Passions

For me, it is numismatics and metal detecting. I find it fascinating to hold coins from long ago and think about who held them over the years. I also think of all the civilizations that have since collapsed, but at the time, believed they were enternal.The metal detecting is something that actually relaxes me a great deal. I can slide on my headphones and tune out the rest of the world for awhile. It is quite therapeudic. I am also starting to get interested in photography again. I am visually driven, so it seems like a natural choice for me.

"The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind." - H. P. Lovecraft
Revenant is offline   Reply With Quote
8 Thanks From:
Mad Madison (05-22-2015), Michael (05-23-2015), miguel1984 (05-22-2015), njhorror (05-22-2015), qcrisp (05-22-2015), Speaking Mute (05-23-2015), The Alchemist (05-22-2015), ToALonelyPeace (07-21-2015)
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
passions

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:06 AM.



Style Based on SONGS OF A DEAD DREAMER as Published by Silver Scarab Press
Design and Artwork by Harry Morris
Emulated in Hell by Dr. Bantham
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Template-Modifications by TMS