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442d

do you have a special interest/hyperfixation that not much people know about or have?

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    • minime273

      433d

      I don't think it's anywhere near active right now, but when I was younger my special interest was espionage, so for a series of years I read books about spying, did research on spies in history and similar things, taught myself some basic survival skills, started or joined spy clubs, and even devised some pretty elaborate spy training routines on a budget. My specialty was ciphers, and to this day I can learn alternate alphabets woth relative ease. Not common, as far as I know, but definitely something that has served me well! I'm good at telling when I'm being followed, and have a lot of other strange related skills.

    • Nuclearsnot

      433d

      Mine are all things that people watched/played as kids and probably never revisited. I really like Ed, Edd n' Eddy, Skylanders, and Fossil Fighters but I have yet to find anybody else with a special interest in them

    • minime273

      433d

      I don't think it's anywhere near active right now, but when I was younger my special interest was espionage, so for a series of years I read books about spying, did research on spies in history and similar things, taught myself some basic survival skills, started or joined spy clubs, and even devised some pretty elaborate spy training routines on a budget. My specialty was ciphers, and to this day I can learn alternate alphabets woth relative ease. Not common, as far as I know, but definitely something that has served me well! I'm good at telling when I'm being followed, and have a lot of other strange related skills.

    • molly555

      435d

      i used to have a special interest in medical equipment/ hospitals in general. my mum was a nurse and i’d beg her to bring home bandages etc so i could practice for god knows what😭

    • sullea

      435d

      Yes....oddly mines making full ttrpg mechanics, worlds, and campaigns...idk how it started but it did

    • Buffsterfan

      435d

      I’m an actor and I know so few people who have done the same amount of research I have into all the different acting technique/methods and the pedagogy and history of it all. Also whenever I play a character or am working on monologues etc I do deep dives into the world of the play, the history etc, and I’ve got a special interest anyway in classical theater and Shakespeare, but rn I’m working on a monologue from Troilus and Cressida, and the play is SO fascinating, which I just did not understand the first time I read it years ago. The history of its performance over the last century, in which it has actually been ABLE to be performed as it was considered too vulgar for performance prior to the 20th century, is SO varied and… bizarre? So anyway I’ve been trying to do a lot of detective work so I can make sense of the play and therefore do this monologue justice for some big auditions I’ve got coming up Speaking of detective work, another special interest of mine is the Nancy Drew PC games from HerInteractive if anyone knows about those. I have a dinosaur computer I keep around just so I can play all the old games and I’ve literally been learning useless facts from those games my whole life

    • moonwxtcher

      435d

      I alr commented but idc i’m adding more- urban planning, house cleaning timelapses, wheelchair access, cow hoof trimming, DID/systems, fnaf sb sun & moondrop, industrial accidents, and autism lol

    • Ziggy_B

      442d

      Hands. Specifically the way hands move, look and the handwriting people have.

    • chuckadoody

      442d

      Harry Potter (I know HP is very popular) but specifically the relationship dynamic between Remus, Sirius and Tonks and the whole Black family

    • aldrwytch

      442d

      Hmm. I don’t think being interested in cookbooks is unusual, but collecting hundreds, organized by region and nation, and then creating your own searchable database of recipes you have made or want to make probably is 😅 I also got really into fermentation recently—sourdough is pretty common these days, but now I make kimchi and pickles and my own vinegar, and I want to try making alcohol, but don’t currently have supplies for that. I’ve cycled through a lot of food/cooking related topics over the years. Holocaust and Jewish history.

    • Asoingberg

      442d

      too many but the one that's the most niche imo is 1930s ballroom music lol

    • bambipony

      442d

      Video/tv. I always have a YouTube or other video on on my tv or phone or computer where ever I am. its an anxiety thing mostly but also a hyperfixation

    • giantisopod

      442d

      my current hyperfixation is the UK government’s legislation abt supermarket/convenience store layouts and food advertising regulations. I am seventeen, i should have cooler interests than this 😭

    • Ash.G

      442d

      I have a lot.

    • ClumsyWorm

      442d

      I'm in my late 30s and I do bird feeding, which is usually for older people.

      • moonwxtcher

        435d

        @ClumsyWorm birds are for everyone!!! 🦆🦉<3

    • bribob

      442d

      and also tiny rooms, i really like anime and different sanrio / san x products and i love collecting the tiny room blind boxes and making a whole room out of them with wood and paint and stiff

    • bribob

      442d

      mind u i am 18 and have absolutely no plans to build a house or get one any time soon 😭

    • Gladius

      442d

      The Holocaust, and human experiment's in general

    • bribob

      442d

      wall paint, soil, tables and chairs, sinks and stairs like basically everything una house and figuring out the prices for all of them and keeping a list of the most expensive and least expensive items and arranging different houses in my head

    • harrystyleslover

      442d

      TW: i lost to brothers to them taking their own lives and a boy in my grade. ever since then i have had an obsession with su*c*de. i think about it all day long. i know all the nasty details. it’s been 2 years now.

      • Alyh

        442d

        @harrystyleslover I'm sorry hun *hugs*

    • bribob

      442d

      its not house decor but specifically looking into prices of floorboards, different refrigerator and bed styles

    • IndoorCat

      442d

      Pitch perfect

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