Are you a serial hobbyist?

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Are you a serial hobbyist?

Katastophy Katastophy
I tend to get completely obsessed with something, research it until I've seen all there is to see, and then move onto something else. I recently found the right term for this: serial hobbyist. So, are you a serial hobbyist? If so, what sorts of things have you learned about or discovered?
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Yes, I am!
28  (56%)
No, I'm not.
18  (36%)
Other
4  (8%)
Total votes: 50
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11/10/2011
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Katastophy Katastophy
The major ones that I went through in the past two years were body mods, snakes, and now sex toys.
11/10/2011
- Kira - - Kira -
I had no idea what that meant when I clicked on the thread, but based on the definition it would seem I am. I more obsess over things than hobbies, like hang gliding or something like that, but I'm not adventurous enough for any "real" hobbies.

My obsessions have included, but are not limited to:

Lord of the Rings
Harry Potter
Bare Escentuals (or just makeup in general)
Coach
Sookie Stackhouse Series (aka True Blood for those that prefer the TV version to the books)
Car modification (ooh, that one is a real hobby!)

And, of course, sex toys.
11/10/2011
Katastophy Katastophy
Quote:
Originally posted by - Kira -
I had no idea what that meant when I clicked on the thread, but based on the definition it would seem I am. I more obsess over things than hobbies, like hang gliding or something like that, but I'm not adventurous enough for any "real" ...
Neither did I until I was speaking to someone who's daughter is also a serial hobbyist, who told me that that's what I am.

Just have to say, I love LotR! -cyber highfive!-
11/10/2011
- Kira - - Kira -
Quote:
Originally posted by Katastophy
Neither did I until I was speaking to someone who's daughter is also a serial hobbyist, who told me that that's what I am.

Just have to say, I love LotR! -cyber highfive!-
Yay! I have "hope" in Elvish tattooed on my shoulder and the Evenstar (designed from the flag Arwen carries at the end of RotK) on my lower back. So I combined body mods AND LotR. Hooray for double serial hobbies at one time!
11/10/2011
Clandestine Clandestine
It takes a lot for me to be passionate about anything.
Even the things I enjoy doing aren't necessarily things I am passionate about. I float between a few of the same hobbies; video games, reading, knitting, drawing, cooking. They're my go-to pastimes.

Being a serial hobbyist seems too intense for me.
11/10/2011
Katastophy Katastophy
Quote:
Originally posted by - Kira -
Yay! I have "hope" in Elvish tattooed on my shoulder and the Evenstar (designed from the flag Arwen carries at the end of RotK) on my lower back. So I combined body mods AND LotR. Hooray for double serial hobbies at one time!
That's amazing. If you have photos, you should post a link to them on my wall or message me. I would absolutely love to see this.
11/10/2011
Pandahb Pandahb
I didn't know there was a term for it before!
11/10/2011
AndroAngel AndroAngel
I don't think I count as a serial hobbyist, because I keep doing most of the things I pick up.
11/10/2011
Eva Schwaltz Eva Schwaltz
My hobbies don't waver all that much, so I guess I'm not.
11/10/2011
T&A1987 T&A1987
I'm like this with entertainment. i like a show, or author i absorb all of it i can for a while until i move onto another one.
11/10/2011
Yoda Yoda
I pick a new hobby every few months. My wife loves to tease me about it.
11/10/2011
Miss Morphine Miss Morphine
This definitely describes me. I have some constant interests, but for most things I go through phases.
11/10/2011
Ansley Ansley
I have a ton, and I mean a ton, of beads from when I thought I was going to be the next best thing in jewelry making. I made one bracelet and never made anything else. I should probably put them up on Craiglists for sale.
11/11/2011
Rarity Rarity
Absolutely! I wish I could find one thing I really enjoy and stick to it for a while. I have a love/hate relationship with knitting that has been going on for many years now, it's painful to think of the number of unfinished projects I've left.
11/11/2011
married with children married with children
I dont drop a hobbie and move on to another. I will just pick up more as I grow. I only drop ones that end up not being as fun as I had hoped they would be, but that is before I have invested too much time into them.
11/12/2011
Mistress Jezebel Mistress Jezebel
starting websites and blogs. I have tons e-e
11/12/2011
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I don't really have any hobbies so I chose no.
11/12/2011
LilMissSub LilMissSub
Yup! Tons of them but my most insane one is 'World Building' as I call it. I've been composing a world for the past four years, races, cultures, religion, traditions, war history, proper biomes, explainable evolution, and tons more. I have a problem, haha.

The others are:
Drawing
Writing
Cooking
Architectural Design(Surprising what you can learn from books/internet)
Sewing
Knitting

And the ones that are a little weird, but I find fascinating:
Serial killers
Horrific diseases
Post Mortum Photography

I switch around from intense project to intense project.
11/12/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Katastophy
I tend to get completely obsessed with something, research it until I've seen all there is to see, and then move onto something else. I recently found the right term for this: serial hobbyist. So, are you a serial hobbyist? If so, what sorts of ...
I don't have much time for hobbies, but I have gotten seriously involved in a few...then get bored and move on, so YES.
11/12/2011
toxie m toxie m
Yes! I went through body mods, synthetic dreads, and now toys.
11/12/2011
Tart Tart
I'm easily lured into hobbies. I find something fascinating (making toys, sewing, knitting) but after I have done it for a while the initial appeal fades and I give up on it for a while, but I usually come back to it later.
11/12/2011
CS2012 CS2012
I have been crocheting for 4 years and knitting for 1 year. I am still learning things on both hobbies. I might have a crochet burn out and so I will start knitting. Then when I have a knitting burnout I go back to crocheting. I am also thinking about picking back up Plastic Canvas.
11/25/2011
AmberM AmberM
Once i find a hobby i find amazing i stick with it forever, sometimes my "love' for it fades a bit, but i always come back to it in the end,
11/29/2011
paige09nicole paige09nicole
I love this term, will now become a part of my vocabulary.
11/29/2011
zeebot zeebot
I used to do this when I was younger, not so much anymore.
11/29/2011
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by Katastophy
I tend to get completely obsessed with something, research it until I've seen all there is to see, and then move onto something else. I recently found the right term for this: serial hobbyist. So, are you a serial hobbyist? If so, what sorts of ...
Absolutely.
11/29/2011
Ms. N Ms. N
Oh yes, I kept a webpage for a sci-fi series for years, then moved on to numerology, then to icon-making, then self-portrait photography, and now here to do reviews.
11/30/2011
Eucaly Eucaly
Sort of! But I pretend I'm not.
11/30/2011
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Unique posters: 25