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Socially embarrassing hobbies and unattractiveness

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by thealbatross, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. aybojs

    aybojs Senior Member

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    This is akin to Magic Cards, and Gaming hobbyists, which is really more a lifestyle for some.

    Agreed. One other thing I noticed is that the people who really throw themselves into the "nerd" subcultures seem to be really hypersexual. Some of the stories I've read/heard about the big D&D, anime, comic, live action RPG, etc. conventions would fit straight in HBO's Real Sex (the episodes with the really ugly people coupling furiously across the board, not the ones with the attractive model types).
     


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    i wish i had time for a hobby other than posting on this forum.
     


  3. Kent Wang

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    Agreed. One other thing I noticed is that the people who really throw themselves into the "nerd" subcultures seem to be really hypersexual. Some of the stories I've read/heard about the big D&D, anime, comic, live action RPG, etc. conventions would fit straight in HBO's Real Sex (the episodes with the really ugly people coupling furiously across the board, not the ones with the attractive model types).
    How disturbing. I have met some semi-attractive girls that get into it primarily for all the attention that they would not find elsewhere.
     


  4. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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  5. LabelKing

    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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    Agreed. One other thing I noticed is that the people who really throw themselves into the "nerd" subcultures seem to be really hypersexual. Some of the stories I've read/heard about the big D&D, anime, comic, live action RPG, etc. conventions would fit straight in HBO's Real Sex (the episodes with the really ugly people coupling furiously across the board, not the ones with the attractive model types).
    Perfect examples:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furries
     


  6. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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  7. Kent Wang

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    Ed Gein was an unattractive man with a socially embarrassing hobby.
    You're beginning to sound like Patrick Bateman.
     


  8. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    You're beginning to sound like Patrick Bateman.

    Is it the hyperbolic understatement?
     


  9. Arethusa

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    Perfect examples:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furries

    Furry subculture has extremely little connection to anime subculture, which is itself apparently understood here only in stereotypes masquerading as insight.
     


  10. LabelKing

    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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    Furry subculture has extremely little connection to anime subculture, which is itself apparently understood here only in stereotypes masquerading as insight.
    My point was mostly about the sexual aspects, which I only understand from a third-person view. However, I have also read of sexualized Harry Potter subcultures with the characters done up in manga-esque looks, and very sexualized, many of a sodomite nature.
     


  11. Kent Wang

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    Is it the hyperbolic understatement?
    Isn't that an oxymoron? No, the reference of serial killers in conversation.
     


  12. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    My point was mostly about the sexual aspects, which I only understand from a third-person view.
    So you are a voyeur?
     


  13. LabelKing

    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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    So you are a voyeur?
    "I like to watch". Chance Gardener.
     


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    Isn't that an oxymoron?
    No.
     


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