>Someone asks for your hobbies
>Saying gaming will make you look like a nerd
>Your only practiced hobby is gaming
>You know a shitton about gaming
>You dont have anything which would contribute to a conversation
>say football just to get through it
>"oh really what team you support?"
At least you didn't say you wore cute dresses as a hobby
I accidentally blurted that out as one of my hobbies to some guy. Shit is literally my number one most embarrassing thing I have ever done.
there's your problem
>if they're American they'll realize you're talking about soccer and not push any further
>if they care about soccer they probably don't care about Bundesliga outside of Bayern München
No, fuck them and their tasteless lives. At least you're doing something you like.
I just say computer hardware
Its normal and makes you look smart
If they like vidya it'll come up eventually
>Someone asks for your hobbies
>"I just play games, pretty much all the time"
Wow, that sure was fucking difficult.
At best they play as well and you can have some talk over you favorites, at worst they don't play and no fucks are given
>only answers are anime, video games, wrestling, and collecting kaiju figures
My hobbies include writing poetry, listening to up and coming indie bands, brooding and smoking while looking at the sunset.
Also I like to listen to women tell me about their problems and paint my artistic impression of their souls. I am just that deep.
>not knowing other languages
>My german's decent, I've just begun learning French, and I hope to one day learn Arabic but it's very difficult and requires a lot of dedication
Why are you so uncultured?
Don't you have a life outside of your computer?
>I just say computer hardware
but then they think you know EVERYTHING theres is to know about computers and thus bombard you with inane questions about why their computer/smartphone/tablet doesnt work like it should
>I enjoy masturbating to pornography
>I regularly eat food
>Sometimes I go to sleep
>Oh yeah, and once in a while I look at a my steam list but I don't really play video games. I just post on 4 chan.
>parents know I'm pretty knowledgeable with computers
>anon, why isn't the TV/Satellite/Washing Machine working?
knowing pc's apparently makes you know the ins and outs of literally anything electrical
You guys realize that once you exit highschool, it's not that weird in 2014 to say you like video games. Have you forgotten le nurrd culture being cool now?
PS when's the last time someone fucking asked you straight up "what are your hobbies"
Fucking hate that. Theres a filipino guy at my work called jeff that keeps telling me he'll bring in his laptop so i can fix it for him in broken english. He always talks about it whenever im on my break. Fucking jeff.
>so anon, what do you do in your free time
>the answer is masturbate
Do you know where you are?
Oh wait, i forgot, we're in the minority now on this shit board.
I work with a guy who nonstop talks about video games. Mostly LoL and Destiny. He probably raved about video games in his interview and he still got the job. Honesty is the best policy bro, even if the truth is hard to spout sometimes.
Nigga, everyone plays games at some point.
When someone asks me what my hobbies are, I go all out.
>I play video games
>I watch movies
>I have a sweet comic book collection, too
It also landed me a job. No joke.
If you're upfront about the things you enjoy, and embrace them, you'll find other people like the same shit you do. If you act all ashamed about it, though, then people will immediately think you're THAT guy, and is either really creepy, or is hiding something.
>mfw I'm from Chicago
>Look like a normal guy
>people talk to me about da burrs as if I'm a fan. Sometimes Blackhawks or Sox/Cubs
>Just nod and agree and smile.
>They have no idea how big my powerlevel is
>All the anime I watch. manga I read. Gunpla I build, games I play
I purpose learn enough about my city's teams just to be able to blend in. They must never know
If it's so shit then leave. If you think being a NEET loser is a requirement to post on /v/ you're fucked up. I've been here for 7 years, and I live my real life outside of the board because I'm not pathetic.
>What are your hobbies?
>I play a lot of video games
>That's cool, what kind.
20, i stick out like a soore thumb at the conventions
This. How can you expect to meet people with the same interests as you, if you hide them like a little faggot? And if you already don't have many hobbies as it it, then excluding the ones your ashamed of in conversation makes it look like you don't do anything.
My black fellow.
This motherfucker gets it.
There's much more embarassing things than playing video games. Like watching anime beyond a casual point, being a furry, or being a brony. Which are basically the same shit but whatevs. You get my point.
I just point at my shirt if someone asks me for my hobbies.
>yfw when you lied but they signed you up for a 5k to represent the company and fight for breast cancer
>You can't run for shit
If you're a Nintendo fan, you can immediately default to being a Seattle Mariners fan. Nintendo owns that team, and they encourage people to bring their 3DS systems to the games.
When the team does well, Nintendo also does well.
I used to play a lot of soccer before I hurt my back (4 years of varsity in highschool). I injured it in college and It hasn't really healed after 2 years and it swells up on one side when I try to do anything physical. All I have now is videogames (mostly play crps)... but I hope to paint some warhammer fantasy when I'm out of college and get some money.
>i was here during this widely referenced event, that's my oldfag cred
I don't care if normies post on /v/ because this board is shit anyways and I post more on others but don't bother pretending you loser
>Tell them you sometimes watch footbal
>"Oh nice. I'm a huge fan of Real madrid"
>Scale model building or videogames?
>Collecting vinyl records or playing an instrument?
Probably depends on the instrument and the records - hipsters will think you're cool for collecting vinyls, but everyone will think you're weird if you play the theramin
>Calligraphy or cooking?
>Scale model building or videogames?
Both are nerdy
>Collecting vinyl records or playing an instrument?
The former makes you look like a hipster but the latter makes you look like a tool, either should be fine
>Calligraphy or cooking?
Cooking is by far the more normal choice
>hide powerlevel at all costs
>lose opportunity to become friends with people who share your hobbies but are more open about them
>these people are happy
>meanwhile your powerlevel is protected, but you are not happy at all
I've learnt if you're just open about your shit people will be fine with whatever you do. As long as you don't go in to detail regarding your hobby when the person you're interacting with is obviously not interested. If people are interested, and afk follow up questions, the more in depth you go the more the person wil respect you because you take your hobby seriously. That's my experience at least.
They think I'm a nerd.
>anime and manga
They think I'm a creeper.
They're visibly afraid.
>cartoons and comics
They think I'm a pedophile.
They think I'm a killer.
They're positive I shoot up a school any second now.
Then, I joke they have no reason to be afraid and offer them a rape whistle.
It's shit m8. No one wants hear about "THE MIGHT BARCELONA AND MADRID ADVENTURES + SOME OTHER TEAMS". Serie A and Premier League are the only ones worth watching.
>TFW you say your hobbies are working out, cooking, and some sports, in addition to vidya gaems.
i usually say 'computers and uh stuff' in relation to video games.
luckily im a well rounded really cool human bean and have many hobbies as well as a life
>Oh hey, sounds fun.
>open door to club room
You haven't seen what I've seen, man.
Do not do that at a job interview. Instead of my usual "I don't have any hobbies" I thought I'd try to make a joke and I said that my hobby was sleeping. Don't think they got that I was joking.
The most autistic think I do is collect Lego Architecture, because I love how it looks and it's fun and nostalgic to build.
Oh yea, and read Nukiges.
>hiding power level
>unhide power level
>suddenly someone asks "you post in 4chan right?"
just skim over it quick like its not a big deal (it isn't)
I like to read, play games and play golf when I get the chance.
If you only have the 1 hobby get some more ya boring cunt.
Not that guy but I'll tell my story
>be me with long curly Arab hair (important later)
>go to my anime club, called "Japanese Pop Culture Society" because I heard that's the place to find people to play tabletop RPGs with (I hate anime, personally)
>Open door, immediately confronted with stench of body odor
>sit down all the way in the back
>everyone's speaking in memes
>fat guy with fedora and umbrella has his arm around a hambeast and is playing with her hair
>by the end a different hambeast turns around and says to me "OH MY GOD I LOVE YOUR HAIR CAN I TOUCH IT"
>"uhhhh, i guess"
>she gets behind me and plays with my hair for 5 minutes, saying "oh my god it's so nice" and calling over her friends
>when she's done I leave and never return
The fucking guy there who played tabletop RPGs was an autistic ponyfag anyway.
Does professional wrestling count?
Well, I was in anime club at the university. Not really anime club, five guys just played Melty Blood, RBO, Fate U/C all day in the room without revealing power level to anyone from outside. We also used this room for music rehearsals and practice sessions.
It was pretty fun and not as bad as >>267526029 or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDFaNTr44lE
Classical guitar pieces are not really popular with girls. They can't sing to them. You really need to choose things you play to impress women. Unless they are music education majors of course.
Euro here, I can´t represent the whole place, but in my college there are no clubs whatsoever. Well, there´s a theatre one, but it´s academic stuff.
I never got the whole fraternit and clubs stuff, I think it´s america only
>mfw when I watch anime
>never ever talk about it or tell anyone.
>A lot of the fans are overweight, awkward, smelly socially inept weirdos that I will never fit in with.
I'm ok with living in the anime closet.
>tfw I let my power level loose
>Nobody really gives and shit and is cool with with my hobbies
Maybe it's because I'm black but damn talking about anime and Vidya can always spark a conversation with someone everytime. Although it's always DBZ, Gundam and Fighters
>Just recently started getting in heavy amounts of VNs and Animes
>Just started collecting figma and merch
>Been heavily into games, but have gotten more political about it. Also collecting masses of merch
>Back in 2011 I was normal
I'm a goddamn monster. No wonder people have been slowly distancing themselves. I've only got like one girl who is constantly messaging me because she has no friends. What a horrible predicament I've gotten myself into. I'd befriend that girl, but thats too much work and my power level is through the roof.
You mean to tell that you never ever tried a sport club or anything ?
Shit man even if you did one year of a random martial art that noone ever heard of, you can still make yourself interesting in the eyes of the recruter.
Anything works if you know of the bullshit it the right way.
>you guys are ashamed of what makes you happy? How casual! I make a point of telling everyone anime and vidya are my life!
I didn't say they did. But they usually play 3-5 times a week and in between there's a whole lot of stuff going on.
Of course, it's obvious a wrestling fan wouldn't be able to comprehend that.
>Maybe it's because I'm black
It's exactly that. I know normies who have no problem with Tyrone or whatever watching K-on, but if I liked something tame like Slam Dunk I'd still get shit on for it.
I used to do stuff. now I just work, workout, play games and browse the internet
>Be honest and tell them your hobby is gaming
>"What kind of games do you play anon?"
>mention anime to friend once who saw said anime
>days later he says "I had this one friend like you who liked anime too"
>All of the sudden I'm a weeb because I casually watched an anime
You can't win with life, ever.
I hate people like this. They need to die.
>>Saying gaming will make you look like a nerd
Why would you want to associate with or impress someone who thinks this anyway? I can just picture some judgmental liberal know-it-all ~20 year old butch dyke covered in piercings and tattoos snickering when I say that I like video games. Why again do you need the approval of these worthless failures exactly?
>coworker wants to know what hobbies am i into
>say i like to play video games
>he laughs and says "That's not a hobby, that's a lifestyle."
>mfw my other hobbies are firearms and shooting
>mfw I tell people video games so they don't think I'm odd
I think I was intended to be a loner, talking to other people feels like an interrogation.
>Tell them I mostly play video games and I ask them what their hobbies are
>I either relate to their interests or ask about them
>Continue with small talk
I'm not going to lie, for a long time I didn't know how to interact socially (getting a job helped a shit ton). If I were to give advice it would be to do as I do above. If vidya doesn't interest them then I ask about their interests.
No, all of the weeaboos who are weak and can't hide their powerlevel are like that.
I wake up at 6am every morning, shower and shave. I wear plain, unbranded golf shirts with brown shoes and jeans. I never talk about my hobbies in public. People see me walking down the street and say "I bet that dude isn't thinking about anime."
Joke's on them.
Talk about your other hobbies then.
>other hobbies are toy collecting and jogging
>end up talking about jogging more not to scare them off
With a script written by a staff of bookers and writers, there's a lot of drama. Who wins and loses is irrelevant. It's a soap opera where guys hit each other over the head with folding chairs.
>They follow up with more questions
>They see through your lies
>End up looking like a pathetic loser trying to fit in
>Backpedaling just makes it worse
I just want to enjoy my fucking weeb games in peace. Fuck.
>asked someone what their hobbies were
>they say they like JRPGs
>finally find someone outside of /v/ willing to admit that
>feel like an idiot because I don't know any JRPGs
>"So.... do you like Pokemon?"
>they don't, start naming stuff I've never heard of
I just want someone to fight Pokemon with.
He says, dunking his hot pocket in a freshly microwaved bowl of cheeze whiz, tabbing back out to /a/ as he reflects back on how yet another anonymous poster was taken down a peg by his impeccable wit and snide commentary.
"Oh Yui-chan, if only you were real to share this moment of victory with me.", he sighs to himself.
>>"So.... do you like Pokemon?"
>>they don't, start naming stuff I've never heard of
>I just want someone to fight Pokemon with.
Stop posting here and tell that other guy to start.
>not thinking about how Palestine will never be free and how the Middle East will never recover
Watch out guys, it's the coolest kid on 4chan!
He just got the OK from his Mom to stay up ALL NIGHT and post garbage on an anime websight on the internet for his birthday
Congrats Mike, happy 14th birthday!
The picture isn't mine, but that's an MG. The scale is bigger, so a toothbrush wouldn't knock much off.
I just a qtip or a glasses rag thing.
Other people say they used cans of air to blow the dust off without moving the parts.
Yes, soft toothbrush and compressed air.
Although I prefer prevention with cases. Fuck that ikea shit too, it's worthless.
>says he has a lot of model cars
>no nothing about cars or hardly anything about models
I kind of want to get into models, but the only models I've made before are Zoids, a giant battleship, and a Gundam once.
Biggest scapegoat is "Nothing special, just like to chill around the house, listen to music and shit, text some people, you know?"
Everyone does this shit. You don't want to stand out as some special faggot, but you don't want to make yourself look like a faggot, so this shit is perfect.
Also, If you've got a big body, but aren't too fat just say you like to play Football too. It works.
If you're skinny and lanky, say some shit like "Oh I like to work on Cars and shit, you know?"
"Oh so you're like a mechanic?"
Tons of faggots don't know shit about Cars, they won't press you any further, you'll be fine.
i wouldnt expect very many other people to know either
The only thing I'm not up front about is watching anime, but I have a bunch of manga volumes on my bookshelf, so if someone notices them and asks then I wouldn't mind talking about it.
>you'll find other people like the same shit you do
Fuck that. I cannot enjoy things in the presence of other humans.
I can never be happy unless I'm alone, and there isn't a person on earth who I would act like I do when I'm alone with.
I say gaming is my biggest hobby all the time. What also helps is that I am not a anti-social asshole who can't keep up a conversation with somebody
>tfw we gotta wait till january for the 2nd half of part 3 Yes I know mostly everyone dies
>Am I the only one that's completely honest in all of my encounters?
>Might explain why I don't have a girlfriend, though.
Me too. That, and I have sperglord interests, which people don't care about.
> Sees army figurines
> Imagines Advance Wars in head.
> Wonders what CO Powers people would have around me.
> Imagines battle taking place in room.
> Start walking like I'm on a grid without realizing
Welp. I don't think I could get away with not mentioning video games. It would slip out of my imagination eventually in some kind of obscure reference nobody else would get. Might as well be upfront about it.
I lock the door and wear headphones when I watch anime.
I'm even taking Japanese language classes and I make an effort to NEVER mention anime or manga to anybody, ever.
There's even a cute asian girl in the class who is bright and happy and totally into waifus and VNs and shit, and I would totally be
just friendswith her because she's got good taste, but nope.
I'll just sit here and stare at Kanji instead.
>I play pretty much only PC, don't own a console because I have everything I want on PC
>finishing a game of basketball with a couple of dudes
>hey man you go a ps4 or xbox you wanna play sometime?
>mfw am too ashamed to mention I play on pc pretty much exclusively
>oh you know, don't really play vidya, mainly just go out or do some other shit
>mfw actually am a fucking
geniuswhen it comes to anything vidya
>mfw I just want to play vidya with somebody else ;_;
>well I like working on my jeep,
>OH COOL WHAT KIND OF WRANGLER DO YOU HAVE ANON?
>i-it's a ZJ
>be good looking
>girl asks what my hobbies are
>"I'm a huge nerd."
>"That's great. I'm a total nerd myself."
>she isn't a nerd at all
>doesn't matter, because pretending to be nerdy and lol so randum is cool now
>fly actual nerd shit under the radar
>Someone asks for your hobbies
>it's actually guns
>say gaming to not look a murderer
This is more proof that being good looking and taking care of yourself is far more valuable than anything else
Hobbies and personality are what ugly people have to fall back on
I just say I draw and run/bike. I don't even fucking draw, but it sure mesmorizes employers.
"What are your hobbies?"
>I-I don't really have any...
"Come on, you've gotta do someting in your free time."
>I play v-video games and browse internet forums
It just doesn't work that well.
>Interviewer is BVB fan and religiously watches the Bundesliga
>So anon, what do you like to do for fun?
>I play videogames, masturbate to Japanese girl cartoons, and shitpost on 4chan. TELL ME ABOUT BANE. WHY DOES HE WEAR THE MASK?
>pull actual spaghetti out of pockets
I listen to a lot of music, my vinyl collection is probably around 400 right now, that's the first "hobby" I drop if anybody asks.
Decent taste in movies so that's second.
I enjoy gluing and painting 40k miniatures, although I just say I like assembling plastic models to make it seem less nerdy and only say it's 40k if someone asks further.
Video games come last even though I spend most time on them.
But then again I keep people at such a distance I can't remember the last time I talked to anyone about my hobbies. I only make casual conversations about bullshit with my coworkers and I don't meet or talk with people outside of work other than my parents on Skype once a week.
>Someone brings up hobbies
>Can't say reading, that's LOL SO NERDY
>Can't say writing, or else OOH MR EDGAR ALLEN POE or OMG WHAT STORY ARE YOU WRITING
>Can't say music, or else get the /mu/ effect
>Can't say drawing, or else CAN I SEE/DRAW ME, ANON
>Only can mention hiking, biking, walking, and article browsing
But fuck do people leave me alone when I mention hiking, since they assume I'm not shooting shit and know my stuff.
>Go into my job after being hired to finish up with legal stuff
>Fat nerd guides me through the process of verifying I'm a citizen and shit
>Other coworkers come in, we exchange names and such
>One of them was talking about sports shit
>Nerd talks about Doctor Who because he's trying to get sports guy to watch it
>Everyone laughs it off
>Nerd asks me if I watch Doctor Who
>tell him no
>"o-oh, that's cool."
I'm just a seasonal worker but I can tell that guy has dropped his fair share of spaghetti
Dont stop people from saying they are photographers tho.
Its like people who put reading into the hobby but only read like 4 books in their entire life, and they were all about twilight
>you look like the most boring motherfucker around
>What's your hobby?
>Yeah, it doesn't really look like it
>honestly caring what someone will think of your hobbies and/or you
just how much of a fucking beta faggot can you be
I mean you don't have to start talking about it and boring the other person but if you're honestly self-concious about whatever it is you enjoy doing you have some serious fucking issues
>What do you do?
>I play videogames all day.
>Cool what do you play?
>Realize you just shitpost on /v/ and hardly even play games
>"Hey anon, whats your hobbies?"
>'Oh, Music, film, Video Games, Card games, Board games, chilling out with my friends and cracking stupid jokes. That sort of stuff'
Anon, for better or for worse (probably for worse) video games are main stream as fuck. If all you do is play video games and enjoy nothing else, maybe you'll look like a bit of a nerd, but seriously, come on. Thats how I introduce myself to new people I meet if they ask what I'm into, and I get 0 weird looks.
>mom has laptop filled with adware and toolbars and all kinds of disgusting bloatware running in the background.
>asks me how to move pictures from one folder to the next, since im the computer guy
>tell her to right click and either cut/copy and then right click again in desired location and paste
>"you do it, i dont understand"
>takes an incredibly long amount of time to do anything, since all the adware processes slow the thing down.
>finish a 6minute copy and paste job
>later on, her computer has become overridden with malware and is barely even functional
>i touched the computer last so i am blamed for it
>all your friends are video game nerds so you can talk about video games with them
Have you tried not having boring normalfag friends?
HAHAHA, holy fuck this image is funny! Like look at this guy he's like "ayy nigga dunno whattaFUUUUCK is goin on but im diggin it" hahahahah YEAH I CAN FUKKEN DIG IT TOO BRO HAHAHA!!
>say video games
>haha really little old for that huh?
>i don't know, what about you?
>well uhhh i like facebook and uh sports i guess
>Always let them say video games first
>Feel weird saying homebrewing because it's full of middle aged men and people often think you drink a lot
>I can't say music because I sometimes play the fucking didgeridoo
>Like figures/gunpla as well, nope can't say that
I've accepted I'll be the weird guy
Every fucking time.
Main hobbies are
That's pretty much all I do other than exercise. Why would you care what some random dipshit things about your life? If they don't like what you're into then it's better they find out now.
>How can you expect to meet people with the same interests as you
Most people on /v/ don't want to do that. They don't want to be associated with nerdy things or anyone who likes nerdy things. They want to appear as normal and socially acceptable as possible at all times.
>Mention any sort of physical exercise at all
>Everyone immediately goes jelly mode
Start working out, nobody will ever question any of the other shit you do with your time ever again.
The problem with that is that if you start working out, you eventually realize that any time you spend on any of your other hobbies could be better spent working out even more, and then you become a /fit/fag who can only think about squats and oats.
Being a black nerd is master race of nerds
Being a white nerd is the fucking stereotype and people will always have a negative connotation when it comes to you.
I don't know about other races but that's what it seems like to me.
I'm a black nerd, just I got two faces
>Good circle of friends
>Generally nice to people
>Been with some girls
>Seen as a normal-fag
>Good circle of friends
>Talk about vidya and shit all the time
>Spend most my time on 4chan fucking around
I keep both of them as far away as possible.
>Be the same way
>Thought I was doing a good job with keeping them apart
>mfw I googled myself one day and found out some embarrassing vidya shit had my real name on it
>Could compromise everything if someone googled it too
That's good to hear anon, sounds nice. Looks like you got a good balance