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Featured What are your interests or obsessions?

Discussion in 'Obsessions and Interests' started by Void of Infinity, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. Kailin

    Kailin New Member

    Oct 2, 2017

    I found out the creator of Pokemon is an Aspie! I'm not into it myself, but I do find it interesting how Aspie's contribute to the world in distinctive ways.
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  2. Hazel87

    Hazel87 Active Member

    Oct 5, 2017
    My obsessions are generally linked in some way but not always, some last for years and others shorter periods of time. I have been obsessive about animals since early childhood, I can't even explain how much I love animals. Everything about them, I love them all so much. Everything about all of them is interesting and adorable. Animals make me smile so big sometimes. I have a particular interest in rats... weird I know. I've had pet rats for the last 10 years, I know more about rats, rat health, behaviour, wild and domestic than I know about my own lmao. I have rat paw prints tattoo'd on my arm. They're so smart, adorable, and fascinating. I have 4 of them and I honestly love them so much, just as much as I love my cats and other 'regular' animals. They are so interactive, funny and sweet. I doubt I will ever get over my obsession with rats even though it eases up and becomes less obsessive but it's still always a strong and primary interest. If anyone knows me, they know I love rats. Animals are definitely my primary obsession and interest my whole life. I'll cruise instagram for hours looking at animal accounts and I love talking about animals and animal health with others, esp other animal parents.

    Otherwise, although I have very strong interests that vary in intensity as time goes on (but definitely remaining a strong interest) like philosophy and critical social justice theory of any kind. esp criminology. Foucaultian theories about crime, madness, etc. Ethics in philosophy makes my heart pound, I could talk about it or read about it for hours and hours. I've had really obsessive interest in substances, medications, psychedelics. harm reduction etc for years too, although that's eased up a bit and has slightly shifted to being obsessed with my meds and learning everything about them, their effects, others experiences etc.

    Otherwise it's like I get obsessed with a subject, and can't stop thinking about it, researching it, analysing it, talking about it, watching anything I can find on it, and though the interest never fully goes away, the obessession tends to die down. Some of these interests have been cults, ISIS, north korea, etc. I honestly doubt that there is a documentary on north korea or ISIS that I haven't watched yet hahaha.

    Right now I'm definitely in obsession mode about anything neurological, brain structure, neurodevelopmental functions/dysfunctions. I want to understand everything. If I'm not cruising this board reading than I'm reading something else or journals, documentaries etc. I feel like this obsession is going to be a long haul one but I always feel consumed by my obsessions so I dont know.

    It's amazing the amount of information I can retain when it comes to my obsessions. If I could retain knowledge about calculus like I can about rats, I would be set. haha
  3. Vindicator Phoenix

    Vindicator Phoenix Female pronouns V.I.P Member

    Dec 6, 2016
    The ones I can think of right now are:
    • Mathematics, particularly discrete mathematics: series, sequences, matrices, algorithms, etc.
    • Learning unusual/advanced words, reading: online dictionaries, thesauruses, dictionaries of unusual words, and in conjunction with the forenamed databases, using reverse dictionaries to obtain the perfect word to describe something. When I tell people that I love reading the dictionary, they tend to chuckle and believe that I'm being sarcastic, but I'm not.
    • Call of Duty series - maximizing accuracy rating and Team Deathmatch kill:death ratio through innovative, defensive playstyles I designed; my accuracy sits within the top 1% of all players on Modern Warfare 3 for Xbox 360 and my kill:death Ratio is, so far, ostensibly higher than 80% of my peers.
    • Doing 'bohemian writing' and making my own quotes
  4. Crossbreed

    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝

    Nov 1, 2015
    I invent them, if I can't find one that means what I'm trying to describe. I also invented two of my daughters' names.
  5. Idahocalypse

    Idahocalypse Ravenpaw

    May 27, 2017
    My main obsession is currently visual novels (they're basically interactive fiction/"Choose Your Own Adventure" games but with anime graphics). I enjoy playing the free/indie ones and I'm currently working on developing one of my own. (It's very crappy, I probably won't release it to the public though I'll probably post screenshots now and again...) I'm anxiously counting down the days to Degica's Visual Novel Maker software that's coming out on November 16th. It'll be my birthday present this year, which is perfect because it's the one thing I wanted most!

    I'm also interested in fan-made Pokemon games and ROM hacks; I enjoy watching videos of people playing them on Youtube. I'm also interested in making one of my own, though if I ever do decide to make one, I definitely won't release it to the public for fear of getting a cease & desist from the good folks over at Nintendo.

    I'm also getting back into loom-knitting. I'm currently working on a scarf for my Nana. When I'm finished with that, I plan to buy more yarn with my leftover birthday money and knit blankets for the cats at the animal shelter.
  6. SageRose

    SageRose Well-Known Member

    Jan 7, 2019
    I'm mostly obsessed with animals, coloring, notebooks and notepads, pencils, books, nature and most recently I've developed an obsession with weavesilk and the price label tagging gun thing I used in my last job.
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  7. Jessup

    Jessup 101% Masculine

    Dec 31, 2018
    Two-stroke motorcycles, trail riding, and photography.

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  8. NecroCurator

    NecroCurator Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2018
    As a kid it was stones. Particularly precious stones and metals, but any stones did the trick if they were interesting. It started when a jewel mine set up near our cottage, and my mother tought me to recognize jewels in the rough.

    At some point I changed to history. It started with ancient roman history, then reneissance history (through their interest in the romans), and then french revolutionary history. This turned into interest on Marxism, and I spent most of my 20's studying all the schools of Marxism and active in marxist organizations. Then I bumped into some guy who had a blistering wittgensteinian critique of Marx, and it has slowly turned me more into Wittgenstein. Nowadays I study philosophy at university as a hobby. Wittgenstein would be ashamed of me.
  9. Adora

    Adora Well-Known Member

    Apr 17, 2015
    My interests and obsessions include:
    Doll collecting
    My Hogwarts house (Hufflepuff)
    Disney Princesses
    Star Wars