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What makes you weird?
« on: 13 Feb 2015, 11:42 »

Everyone is a little weird. In fact, it could say that the more "normal" you are the greater your innate weirdness. IRL a lot of people assume I'm a normal guy. Some have actually said that I'm the most normal person they know... but they don't know me too well. They think I like country music - and I despise country music.

Happily married white heterosexual male American from a blue collar family blah blah blah blah... Kinda normal, right? Scratch the surface and you'll find that I'm interesting in Kabbalah and Buddhism, have pretty uncommon political beliefs (example: the US constitution is due for a re-write), and I am diagnosed with a mild form of OCD (yeah - I know all the OCD jokes...).

I find the best way to get to know someone is to learn to appreciate how they are different... So what makes YOU weird?
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Re: What makes you weird?
« Reply #1 on: 13 Feb 2015, 12:38 »

Interesting question. I don't necessarily think there's anything weird about me (and it takes quite a bit for me to see something as weird in someone else, too). In terms of what others find odd about me, in no particular order: my sense of humor, my introversion, my taste in music, an unabashed love of most things Lego or Peanuts related, a general dislike of television, the fact that I like to learn just for the fun of it, and a habit of introspection. I could probably think of more, but that's off the top of my head.
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Re: What makes you weird?
« Reply #2 on: 13 Feb 2015, 12:46 »

I'm a former college (American) football player, who's also into nerdy things like anime and videogames that aren't call of duty or Madden. I'm a social progressive and fiscal conservative and I think chocolate is only kinda okay.
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Re: What makes you weird?
« Reply #3 on: 13 Feb 2015, 12:58 »

and I think chocolate is only kinda okay.

This is why we can't have nice things. :-P

You look like interesting people. More than myself at least. I used to play handball until my team disappeared (half-assing it most of the time too. I don't really like practicing sports and I only really started enjoying handball 2 years before the team died), decided to take up a degree on computer science without heading for software engineering, (for some reason people take up that specialization) like a vast array of types of music (some that a lot of people would despise too), crude humor, and driving. Seriously. I love driving. It's great.

What some people find odd about me is my inability to follow any piece of episodic work. I like series, manga and anime, but I most definitely can't be arsed to follow one. Last thing I followed was Fairy Tail (anime) back in 2010-11, and when finals came that year I stopped watching and could never get the habit of watching again. Which is sad because I am a big fan of Erza Scarlet (one of the characters). That's probably a side effect of my inconsistency. Also, my uncanny ability to remember things I don't need or I don't even want to remember. Like mechanics on a game, or music I despise.

Oh, and the one thing I find really weird and irrational about myself: Yes, I understand climate change is a problem. Yes, I understand that carbon dioxide is a problem. No, I don't want electric cars, thank you very much. I like the sound of my dad's Citroen BX 16Valve (which just turned 25 too), and I don't want to live in a world where I won't be able to hear that.
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Re: What makes you weird?
« Reply #4 on: 13 Feb 2015, 13:15 »

Yuri/Femslash Fan Fiction
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Re: What makes you weird?
« Reply #5 on: 13 Feb 2015, 13:24 »

I'd say that my board game hobby is something people find weird, since for most people, the only link they have to board games is Monopoly.  My interests in general seem to cause me to stand out a bit since I'm from an area that's highly...urban.  I wear geeky t-shirts and properly fitting clothing in an area where pants-on-the-ground baggy pants are the norm.  It then spills into my sense of humor which is chock full of pop culture references (and self-deprecation).
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Re: What makes you weird?
« Reply #6 on: 13 Feb 2015, 14:02 »

Owing to a congenital weakness I've broken my big toe 27 times. In one place I lived, the local A&E made a loyalty card for me.

That's about it.
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Re: What makes you weird?
« Reply #7 on: 13 Feb 2015, 14:50 »

I've known I'm weird for pretty much my whole life, but I try not to focus on it any more. Considering too much about how people would perceive as weird or not weird has led me down bad roads, largely roads that consist of me doing things that other people wouldn't expect of me - and justifiably so. I don't plan on going down that road.

As for what makes me weird, I would say more or less everything.

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Re: What makes you weird?
« Reply #8 on: 13 Feb 2015, 16:50 »

Am I weird?  You tell me...
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Re: What makes you weird?
« Reply #9 on: 13 Feb 2015, 18:21 »

Am I weird?  You tell me...

If you have to ask, the answer is yes... Kinda like "When someone asks if you are a god, you say YES."
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Re: What makes you weird?
« Reply #10 on: 13 Feb 2015, 18:26 »

I'd say that my board game hobby is something people find weird, since for most people, the only link they have to board games is Monopoly.  My interests in general seem to cause me to stand out a bit since I'm from an area that's highly...urban.  I wear geeky t-shirts and properly fitting clothing in an area where pants-on-the-ground baggy pants are the norm.  It then spills into my sense of humor which is chock full of pop culture references (and self-deprecation).

You sound a lot like my brother-in-law... he's a game-board geek too. Has hundreds of them, and he's always pulling out a new game. Sometimes we have to talk him into playing a game that we've already played before because he'd much rather play a new one.
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Re: What makes you weird?
« Reply #11 on: 13 Feb 2015, 18:28 »

Yuri/Femslash Fan Fiction

Wife has written some Slash. I've written some Erotica in the past, but it's mostly BDSM stuff.
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Re: What makes you weird?
« Reply #12 on: 13 Feb 2015, 18:30 »

Black licorice is weird because he triple posts :D
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Re: What makes you weird?
« Reply #13 on: 13 Feb 2015, 18:33 »

Black licorice is weird because he triple posts :D

Damn straight! When I have something to say, I say it... and awkwardly!  :psyduck:
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Re: What makes you weird?
« Reply #14 on: 13 Feb 2015, 21:03 »

Yuri/Femslash Fan Fiction

Wife has written some Slash. I've written some Erotica in the past, but it's mostly BDSM stuff.


I got into it Via Anime, and Daria/Kim Possible Femslash moving through to Star Trek:Voyager, Enterprise and Babylon 5Xena came into the picture at some stage as well  :-D
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Re: What makes you weird?
« Reply #15 on: 13 Feb 2015, 22:30 »

I've never found most fan fictions to be enjoyable. Except I guess the few comics that were put out showing a grown up Calvin giving his daughter Hobbes, that was pretty neat.
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Re: What makes you weird?
« Reply #16 on: 13 Feb 2015, 22:47 »

NOTHING. 

NOTHING AT ALL



WHY ARE YOU ASKING, ANYWAY????    :x
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Re: What makes you weird?
« Reply #17 on: 14 Feb 2015, 05:24 »

NOTHING. 

NOTHING AT ALL



WHY ARE YOU ASKING, ANYWAY????    :x

From original post: "I find the best way to get to know someone is to learn to appreciate how they are different... So what makes YOU weird?" :roll:
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Re: What makes you weird?
« Reply #18 on: 14 Feb 2015, 07:50 »

Yeah, I know, I read it. 


Haven't you ever been defensive about anything?   :psyduck:
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Re: What makes you weird?
« Reply #19 on: 14 Feb 2015, 07:53 »

I figure that being the distilled essence of Mr James Beam himself is pretty weird.
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Re: What makes you weird?
« Reply #20 on: 14 Feb 2015, 08:11 »

Yeah, but I stole that
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