Jump to content

ChrisFhey

Tierparkzone

Kotone

puxlavoix

Chiakisenpai

BeyondTime

Deyja

Monty

MADh Vinyl

Testament

Yami Usagi

Archeotype

Kizuna & Chitose

Anouc

Anna-neko

archangeli

Juu Yuki

Baldylox

Salica

Mothiraffe

Beyond Dolls: Hobbies Outside of This One!

Recommended Posts

Keijogirl
On 2/24/2020 at 2:08 PM, McKennachu said:

I was just joking with my coworkers the other day about Warhammer. A lot of them are into DnD, but I mentioned how cool painting your own Warhammer pieces would be (or commissioning someone to paint them). They collectively agreed that Warhammer is too boujie for them since they really shouldn't sink thousands into that AND their other hobbies.

 

For my own hobbies, I play a lot of LoL, but I'm trying to break that habit and pursue drawing and watercolor painting instead. I also "collect" tattoos- so between DDs, PC gaming, and paying for expensive and painful art, my wallet is exhausted. ^^"

I honestly didnt ever think it would be for me, but I really find myself enjoying the assembly and painting aspects. I cant play to save my life tho xD. 

My brother plays LoL a lot, I was too nervous to start.

On 2/24/2020 at 4:03 PM, Mega Negi said:

we call it WarHammer 401(k)

Appropriate as I am learning 😂


At Home: Kiyo, Hikaru , Nikko, Komaki, Miho, Kana-chan, Tamakits, Illya, Misa, Deku, Nao, Zana, Ciri, Aki, Alisa, Eri, Yuka, Kiki, Komaki (Oni Mode), Ai, Chili, NagisaDDh03Erica, Miyabi, Jun, and [Cutie]

Saving for: A New girl + A Gaming PC

I know exactly how I got here...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Monty

I've always been into collecting things, before DDs it was pure neemos, before pure neemos it was nendoroids/figmas and doujinshi, before that it was cheap gachapon prize figures and before that it was cat figurines.

I want to get into photography as a hobby, mainly focussing on dolls and my cats, but all the technicalities are still too difficult for me to understand so I'm never very adventurous about it. Recently I've started collecting doujinshi again, though.

I guess I've also always been drawing comics as a hobby since I could hold a pencil, and I still have an ongoing webcomic (which I can combine with a separate hobby for historical fiction), but I always feel weird calling art my hobby because I thought hobbies are supposed to be fun and a lot of the time art stresses me out lol.

I suppose the main hobby outside anything related to anime/manga stuff (which I include dolls/photography/drawing with) is the obsession I've had from a young age with the paranormal/unsolved mysteries/unexplained occurrences/spooky scary stuff. I'm always searching for new content related to it in from old books to reddit posts - even the obviously fake and debunked stuff has always been really interesting to me and ties in a lot with my interest in historical trivia, as so many historical buildings are reported to be haunted. It's a passion that's kinda ironic because I actually get scared very easily and frequently regret reading any of it at night. The other main drawback of it is that a good deal of the content is unbearably cheesy (ie those Ghost Hunter shows) and the cringe factor is worse than being scared.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sinclair

Just expanded my train addiction. OR rather I've had this for a long time, but finally got around to doing something about it.

 

spacer.png

 

That is a real coal fired steam locomotive.  Just don't tell Yaya that's the girl I've been with the last few Saturdays I was not home!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
shinkei

Well, apart from dolls, I also collect figures (does that count? XD). I like taking photos of both my figs and my dolls. XD

I also like playing games, mostly graphic novels or story rich games. I'm not so good with competitive games though. :)

I like listening to music too. I'm pretty much open to listening to any genre. Lately, I'm quite into lofi music. 😄

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gabriel

As anyone who has noticed the shelves full of them in the backgrounds of my doll pics, I'm very much into tabletop RPGs.

My RPG library has been largely in hibernation mode for the time I've been into DDs.  But about 6 months ago I started shifting gears back to my RPG hobby.  I've been focusing on acquiring games and game materials from the 80s and early 90s that I've wanted for my library.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
whisski

Outside of the doll hobby I collect anime/videogame figures, make itabags, create machine embroidered designs, needlefelt, paint, attend cons (anime/videogame/furry), make costumes, and attend pseudo-historical reenactment events hosted by the SCA. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tasuke

 

Mecha Modeling; the sub-hobby that got me into Anime in the first place, nearly 30 years ago;

MSZ-006A1%20JOHN%201-19-20.jpg

GUNDAM%20Collection%20Johns%202-27-20%20

GUNDAM%20Collection%20JOHN%201-15-20%202

MSZ-006A1-C1%2012-31-19%20RESIZE%2030_1.

MOBILE%20DOLL%20Sarah%203-23-20%20RESIZE

VF-1J%20IMAI%201-72%20VARIABLE%20TYPE%20

VF-1J%20IMAI%201-72%20VARIABLE%20TYPE%20

VF-1J%20IMAI%201-72%20VARIABLE%20TYPE%20

VF-1J%20IMAI%201-72%20VARIABLE%20TYPE%20


Model%20Collection%20Johns%201-10-20.jpg

 

 

  • Like 2

 

Konomi_Yuzuhara_Sig_5-25-21_CROP_RESIZE_

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Corgi

Before dolls my hobbies were cosplay and fountain pens. Equally expensive as dolls in their own ways. Eventually I transition to fully dolls and rare occasions fountain pens. I find dolls (vinyl and resin) more versatile as a hobby than my fountain pens.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
engelinvitro

This was supposed to go on the "what makes people leave hobbies" thread, but the more I typed, the more I realized this just pertained to my hobbies in general oops.

I have stationary hobbies that I can leave and come back to, and hobbies that I indulge in for a few moments.

My stationary interests are my OCs, drawing, and my doll hobby. I do alternate my focus between the three (or two. my OCs wouldn't exist without my art or dolls?) depending on what I'm feeling. There was a moment where I briefly left the doll hobby, but I was reeled back in when I reshelled one of my BJDs a year ago. Right now I'm on a break from drawing to finish up my doll WIPs. I guess my point is these never really leave my side and I can pick up where I left off whenever I feel like it.

For my not so permanent interests, they're video games now. Even then, they're mostly secondhand experiences 'cause I watch streamers play the games I'm into lol. I do play my own games when it needs my experience to be enjoyable, let's say Pokémon or Animal Crossing. I fell out of anime and playing games firsthand because I cannot allocate time for them nowadays. With streams, I can leave them running when I'm working or while I'm traveling. And it's a lot more entertaining for me with the added commentary. Extra points if they're funny. I'm also into a few Youtube channels whose content are barely adjacent to my interests, like new tech or deep web exploring. I can't really think of anything else that doesn't sound super boring, not like these aren't already.

But hey. The less money sinks I have, the more money I can put towards my dolls.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Conuresans

Outside of dolls, I do a little bit of photography- Not too much though, just primarily plants. I've been trying to get back to working on my cross-stitch abilities but the project I'm working on is a rather tall order 😅 It took a while to work on before life picked up for me so it's definitely going to take a while to continue making noticeable progress on. Knitting is also something I've been working on and currently trying to err, complete my first patterned project (I miscounted the amount of stitches I started with and don't feel like restarting. It's not going to impact the function of the product as it's a blanket thankfully, the finished item is just going to be a little off. But it's for me so I don't mind.)

As for interests that aren't quite so forefront, I do play video games a little bit but haven't played in a while. I did play some Animal Crossing the other day, but overall that was the first time in a month I've done so... I would like to try the new Project Diva game, but given that piece of information in the previous sentence, I can't bring myself to justify buying it 😶 + I haven't really completed any of the games I already have, or come close to it. 

I used to be big on figures like figmas/nendoroids but ultimately, not quite as much. I have kept a majority of my figmas thus far, but none are currently on my ordered list. As for the nendos, most of the ones I had previously have been sold off and I have a few on my ordered list that I'm not too sure on what to do with? Kind of stopped when I realized I was spending more time with my dolls than with my figures, partly due to the fear of losing the smaller props, partly because there's just. a bit more function to them as with the dolls you can play with the hair, change their appearance, etc whereas the figures are more static. Price increase over the years doesn't help as it definitely adds up quicker now. 


Home: Melt (DDH-09), Akira (V1), Sheryl, Kano (Iris Collect), Miki,  Infinity (SmD, Milk), Asuna (V1), Kirito, Mashu, Kirika

 

Instagram // Doll carrd

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Adele

Like a lot of people here, I dabble in video games. In the last year I’ve played the new Luigi’s mansion, Pokémon, and animal crossing games on the switch. All easy games 😆 Unlike other people here, my big hobby right now is furbies! Remember furbies? The little owl-like toys that liked to wake themselves up in the middle of the night? I’m up to 13 with a lot of them customized! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PumpKing

Most of my hobbies are all art related, I'm a creative soul to my core. 😂

 

I knit, paint, cosplay. Stuff like that.

I also garden! 
I've been planting porch veggie gardens with my partner these past few years, its really satisfying to eat something and know we grew it ourselves!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
WorldofBJD

I do fursuiting, which is a rather expensive hobby too so I try to make my suits myself. Most people would probably find it a weird and creepy thing, but I absolutely love just being able to be goofy at events. (I am a little less fond of children though, but they are kind of a necessary evil xD)

 

Other than that I play a lot of Guild Wars 2 and I go walking in the forest/dunes a lot with my cats. No real hobbies besides that and honestly I am almost 24/7 busy with dolls so everything else it kinda on the side. Especially with events cancelled now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DreamDollDesign

I'm huge into drawing and sewing, both of which kind of bleed over into the doll hobby, too. Outside of that I'm really into gaming. Mostly JRPGs and management games like farming games and the like. FPS games used to interest me but I feel like you have to play those almost 24/7 to be any good/be able to play against everyone else, so I gave up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Orenjiina

I’m like some people here who bounce between hobbies as well. Sometimes I’m really big into playing video games or other times it’s collecting anime figures or my doll collection or watching anime. I like to be creative too but I find drawing very exhausting and not rewarding enough so in the past few months I’ve been into customizing nendoroids. It’s fun and I get a tangible result I can put on my shelf and be proud of, plus they don’t take up a lot of space, which is already at a premium for me. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tasuke

 

though i haven't practiced in a very long time, i used to be alright-ish at drawing, about 15 years ago; i did have some egregious issues i never stuck at it long enough to get over, such as far too many lines on a young woman's body... and... Uhhhh, THE SUGGESTION OF AN ADAM's APPLE ON A WOMAN?!? WHAT?!?!?!

Well, you live, and you Learn, i suppose...

 


Ayeka%20Misaki%20JOHN%202002_zpsnobxgnsq

Edited by Tasuke
  • Like 1

 

Konomi_Yuzuhara_Sig_5-25-21_CROP_RESIZE_

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Miruna

Besides dolls I also collect figurines. Furthermore, I like to read and learn languages.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cookimooon

I'm very passionate about my manga/art book/doujinshi collection! I also like to read books in general, and there are also one or two magazines out there which I like to read from time to time. I am studying Japanese, too (remembering what a kanji means isn't the hard part - it's remembering the multiple readings a single kanji can have, that's the hard part!!), so it could be suffice to say that dolls are my one "non-paper-matter"-related hobby lol.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Deyja

Fun topic!

I draw cartoons and design Christmas cards for friends and family, but I don't consider myself an artist. When I was in my teens and early 20s, I did very realistic portraits, but had a traumatic experience and stopped drawing like that mostly all together. I still hope to get back to it someday, but the stupid perfectionist in me shouts, "You'll never be good enough! You'll always be behind, and everyone else is better than you!" Hard voice to shut off.

I write as well. I mostly keep a journal that I have been going since I was 8, but I also dabble with fanfiction and odds and ends. I find it so soothing to write at 2AM when sleep is just not there.

Photography, but I think that is all of us from the doll hobby.

A hobby I'd like to learn: sewing!


                                 RHmwiiO.gif.81de0d08509bf14b9f54838ad83fa4c9.gif                                                                                                  cvt4wq.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

I have read and agree to the Privacy Policy.