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Ampersand

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Re: Guilty pleasures?
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2010, 06:15:54 pm »

I don't get it honestly. What's wrong with fantasy novels? If you just mean you like trashy junkfood type books that are as deep as a puddle, that's one thing, but if you like books that have genuine quality and gravity to them, what does the genre matter? I can't think of a thing to be ashamed of if you say you enjoyed reading Lord of The Rings for example. On the other hand, if you say something with a title like "The Desperate Duchess", then... Well, I get that a little more.

I make no bones about what books I read, because it's not about the Genre for me, it's about the voice of the author, the content and quality of the individual book.

I mean, come on, it's not like you're addicted to gay porn.

My guilty pleasures? Vacuous pop music.
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Re: Guilty pleasures?
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2010, 06:19:14 pm »

Used moron. Just one for 8$.

Do you have a similar problem in your day to day life?
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Re: Guilty pleasures?
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2010, 06:20:20 pm »

The funny thing is I don't get mine in particular. If I had to say it probably was just peer pressure. I dunno about Scriver though.

Oddly though. I don't care about my honest porn addiction. I'm open about that.
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« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2010, 06:24:14 pm »

The funny thing is I don't get mine in particular. If I had to say it probably was just peer pressure. I dunno about Scriver though.

Oddly though. I don't care about my honest porn addiction. I'm open about that.

Oh, so terribly open.

But really, get over it. Any friends you have who actually care about the genre of books you like aren't friends at all.
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Re: Guilty pleasures?
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2010, 06:55:42 pm »

Watching anime.
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« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2010, 07:01:54 pm »

I enjoy math, and I hate english. Most people I know look at me weird when I say this.
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« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2010, 07:10:08 pm »

Watching anime.

As if you ever made any kind of effort to hide it from anyone ever.
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Re: Guilty pleasures?
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2010, 07:12:10 pm »

No one in real life knows this besides my brother.
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Re: Guilty pleasures?
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2010, 07:27:18 pm »

I enjoy Nu-Metal just as much as every other type of Metal. Yes, I know, that's a Moral Event Horizon right off the bat.
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« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2010, 07:33:31 pm »

Oh so many. I'm an Eagle Scout. I'm a black belt at the local dojo. I don't tell anyone that I have read the texts for many different religions, don't tell anybody I write, don't tell anybody I draw. No one knows about my building designs, my passion for mechanics and engineering, or my landscaping drawings. I try to keep fencing as secret as I can, and I am ashamed of reading in general, because the area I live in is all 'hurr durr fancy book learnins huh boy?'.
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Re: Guilty pleasures?
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2010, 07:39:13 pm »

Dude, I don't know any place where reading a book doesn't give you an odd look.
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« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2010, 07:48:11 pm »

I've heard of a mythical place called the Library. This is not a regular library. It is not for the public. It is for the knowledgable. It is glorious.
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« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2010, 07:54:33 pm »

I've heard of a mythical place called the Library. This is not a regular library. It is not for the public. It is for the knowledgable. It is glorious.
Public computers.

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« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2010, 08:09:24 pm »

Guilty pleasures?

Digimon. I was a HUGE Digimon fan when I was younger, especially once I discovered the Japanese side of the series. I imported a bunch of the devices and games, bought a Wonderswan just to play them. Copied out a few hundred LCD sprites from the D-terminal and D-scanner by hand for a fansite. I even created and co-ran a small online encyclopedia for a while. Not to mention the hours spent hunting down Japanese Digimon songs on WinMX to build up my collection of several hundred.

That was probably nearly a decade ago. And y'know what? I still think it's awesome, and still have all my old stuff lying around. I've been totally out of the loop with the fandom for years now, but I still listen to the music and play the games and all. And now that the D-arts figure line is coming out I might be forced to start spending money on it again as well.

Nobody I know knows about this except my family and two or three close (internet) friends who were in with me from the start.
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« Reply #29 on: October 12, 2010, 08:34:24 pm »

Anime initially was a guilty pleasure (at least, admitting watching it), but I think more related to it still, is watching more mature anime that borders ecchi or yuri themes/undertones. On the bright side, I can at least pass off alot of things I do, guilty pleasure or otherwise, as a way to fight off boredom. Initially, I started watching anime after running out of shows (especially sci-fi themed) to watch. Fortunately, I learned of Trigun beforehand thanks to a class outcast bringing it to pass time in a class (showing something to pass no-work-left classtime). It interested me, but it wasn't until I watched Lupin III that I really got hooked, and then I gave Inuyasha a shot, and got hooked on anime since then. At least nowadays, if anyone in my family takes interest in shows, I'll at least pick out ones with as little fanservice as possible to start, then work on from there. I mean, I don't want the fanservice to be everyone elses' reason for why I watch a particular show. It happened before with LEXX, and that was a live-action TV show on Sci-Fi (Damn you 4th season!!!); apparently the 4th season was riddled with fanservice.

As for less silly (though not less of a) guilty pleasure, I would say cursing in anger or intentionally for personally-observed comedy (or basically, what I would find funny/entertaining) that makes such good use of cursing that it's a bull's-eye precision F strike. Reason cursing is a guilty pleasure for me is because I was essentially "the good kid" for a majority of my life, and the only times I cursed was by accident, or not initially knowing what the curse meant. Nowadays, I can easily hold on my own without cursing, and I'm proud of that, but letting off an F-bomb here and there at the right moments is rather relieving. Unusually though (back in the days of my social networking), I cursed near-regularly in some of my posts and updates, but it just doesn't hold the same appeal as speaking my mind uncensored. Problem with the actual vocally cursing, I am too polite to do it in front of people, but privately, I can make the most hardened person blush.

I suppose a perk for not cursing for so long in my life was that my wit gets sharper than a razor's edge and without having to resort to vulgarity in order to outwit someone. It's even more fun and funny if someone is cursing like mad at me, or there's an opportunity to snark or something like that, I just whip out a witty statement and outclass anyone that would have to resort to cursing to match my level of wits. At least that's sorta rewarding on it's own. And even so, if I were to resort to having to curse, it would just enhance my wit if used properly.

I think one other guilty pleasure I have is relaxing my mind enough to the point of turning into a total nutjob. But to put it in a way less disturbing, I let my inner-child take over for a moment. It is surprisingly relaxing, and most the time, I would resort to doing something nostalgic anyway, usually something involving old games or letting my imagination run wild. Don't worry, I do have limits to at least keep myself remotely normal to the common person. I know how I look when I do that, but it does make coming up with ideas and such much easier. Also coming up with ideas feels less like work, and more like play. I think I made what would seem like an entire universe made of my ideas, and somehow, it all worked perfectly. Total melting pot of ideas working with each other like a massive Rube Goldberg device in perpetual motion.

Sorta related to that, if my computer and TV aren't enough, I still use my environment (like using my desktop setup as a military base), toy cars and stuff that look like they would be ships and such, and if need be, my hands, to make my own little battle scenes and such, and play (or continue) a game I have running in my head. It's a shame I can't upload the kind of things I come up with and make it distributable. I mean, one little fantasy/Sci-Fi campaign I made up in the pocket-verse game, I managed to turn a mage's staff into a magic shotgun, and I use it to obliterate tanks, and fire lightning bolts as fighter jets and such. And in more RTS game-like setting I run in my head, I prove to myself time after time just how badass some of my designs are. I even used Bloodfist in a campaign, and it mopped the floor with a small army by scraping the ground with the bottom of it, clear-cutting the troops in a line, and the crossbowdwarves got the stragglers, while the ship was also sling-shooting itself around a bend taking advantage of the ballistae grappling hooks to swing around. Hearing the noises my mind comes up with these sort of things also makes me wish I could just download some of my thoughts on a machine more.

I guess to summarize all that, my true guilty pleasure is that I'm still a child at heart. I mean, I'm still the mature one when I need to be, but I still have childlike tendencies one time or another; at least when it wouldn't get in the way. It does make hanging out with my nieces and nephew a bit easier to do. Fortunately, my nephew has gotten me to play some classics one time or another again; at least with some games I wish I had a second player to join me in.
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