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Aria Jenneth
Caldari
Kumiho's Smile
Posted - 2008.03.01 08:51:00 - [31]
 

Edited by: Aria Jenneth on 01/03/2008 08:54:12
Ah-- a crescent's not a katana, Mr. Soter. In fact, it's probably going too far to call it a sword of any sort.

A crescent is about a third of a katana's length-- a little shorter than a wakizashi and much lighter. You can imagine a knife with a thin, curved blade and a narrow, extended handle. It can be wielded reversed or not, singly or in pairs, and is often used with a completely different second weapon. It's widely considered a woman's weapon, since its use relies less on upper body strength and more on balance, rapid pivots, and maneuvering; confronted with an armored foe, it seeks the gaps in the defense rather than trying to break through.

Weapons of martial arts are frequently descended from one form or another of agricultural implement-- flails, sickles and the like. The crescent is no exception: it's a direct descendant of the filleting knife.

I wish I could say that I still practiced with mine daily, but I find it no longer does me very much good. The crescent is part of my personal and family history, but I'm afraid its meaning for me ends there.

Andreus Ixiris
Gallente
Mixed Metaphor
Posted - 2008.03.01 10:11:00 - [32]
 

When I'm not in a pod I'm utterly consumed with tabletop roleplaying games, believe it or not... before I shipped out to zero-zero, myself, Faust, my cousin Orun Erajen and a few of the so-inclined office workers from Mixed Metaphor would all get together and have a bash at Shadows of Tarsus. Of course, we're on a looooong sabatical given that I haven't been around for months. Probably a good thing, too, 'cause Orun lost his Quantomancer to an Entropy Spectre (and YES, I know that Quantomancers get a roll to superimpose an alternate quantum possibility waveform in the case of death but the Entropy Spectre's Malediction ability had screwed up his dice rolls, OK?), had to roll a new character - slowed the pace a bit.

I think at some point if I move back to Empire we can pick up again, though.

I'm also an avid collector of music, and have a few albums that were on limited or special-edition release - Soundgate, for instance, they released a little three-track piece that's never really seen the light of day due to the fact that it was released just before the attack on Reschard and kind of overshadowed by it - but I've got a copy of it, and I'll let anyone listen to it if they'd like to visit my residences in Aunia or Eglennaert at some point.

Another one of my hobbies is arguing on IGS, but of course you'll all know all about that.

Arelius Sarum
Amarr
Roving Guns Inc.
RAZOR Alliance
Posted - 2008.03.01 11:34:00 - [33]
 

I know I mentioned I like to sniff around for easy BOB ganks, but did I mention I like to kill hippies and homosexuals such as the person above as a side hobby?

Kohiko Sun
Caldari
Re-Awakened Technologies Inc
Posted - 2008.03.01 12:07:00 - [34]
 

Edited by: Kohiko Sun on 01/03/2008 12:07:38
**The audio portion of the previous post plays back. The moments of static and warbles from "distortion and interference" obviously made by a human voice.**

Originally by: Arelius Sarum
I know I mentioned I like to sniff * Pssh! Bweeorwoot.*, but did I mention I like * Kuhsshh! Tweedoot! Pishah.* hippies and homosexuals such as the person above as a side hobby?


This is a topic intended as reprieve from the constant venomous words of selfish barbarians. You and your target have more than enough tarnished communications to both your names. Do not add this one to your victims. I would also suggest taking the proper time to correct the malfunctions of your comm array.

Perhaps I have found a new hobby?

Avaricious Zee
Amarr
Lupus Draconis
Posted - 2008.03.01 13:19:00 - [35]
 

In my free time I enjoy playing Earth Online, a new game I found while perusing Gal Net. It attempts to recreate Old Earth to the best of our knowledge, using scientific and historical writings.

I play as a level 22 American Citizen. The gameplay is a little sparse and I have to grind at least eight hours every five days just to stay in the game.Sad It's still in some sort of Beta Test if you will. I hope they refine it a bit more before it comes out to the mass public of EvE. Not a lot here to draw you away from our RL in space.


Irongut
Sex Money Guns
Posted - 2008.03.01 15:15:00 - [36]
 

Originally by: Kendar Zek

I do, however, hope to breed Rodj and Revan. I can only imagine how the pups will turn out.


Oh wow love how you named those two Kendar. What are your other puppies called? I bet one of them's named after Gyra or one of the ISGC racers.

Shern
Minmatar
Hevaka Agreement
Posted - 2008.03.01 18:01:00 - [37]
 

I like listening to music, holidays on nice, sunny planets (not *too* desert-like unless they have decent seas) and cooking and eating vegetarian food.

I also like studying antiques and jewellery...er, anything shiny, as some people might say.


Kendar Zek
Gallente
Interstellar Aid Society
Posted - 2008.03.01 19:04:00 - [38]
 

Originally by: Irongut
Originally by: Kendar Zek

I do, however, hope to breed Rodj and Revan. I can only imagine how the pups will turn out.


Oh wow love how you named those two Kendar. What are your other puppies called? I bet one of them's named after Gyra or one of the ISGC racers.


They were named before I acquired them, my good man. I still have Rodj, Revan, Jonny, Samsa, and Cosmo.

Ikasu
Gallente
Scrutari
Posted - 2008.03.01 19:40:00 - [39]
 

Originally by: Andreus Ixiris
When I'm not in a pod I'm utterly consumed with tabletop roleplaying games, believe it or not... before I shipped out to zero-zero, myself, Faust, my cousin Orun Erajen and a few of the so-inclined office workers from Mixed Metaphor would all get together and have a bash at Shadows of Tarsus. Of course, we're on a looooong sabatical given that I haven't been around for months. Probably a good thing, too, 'cause Orun lost his Quantomancer to an Entropy Spectre (and YES, I know that Quantomancers get a roll to superimpose an alternate quantum possibility waveform in the case of death but the Entropy Spectre's Malediction ability had screwed up his dice rolls, OK?), had to roll a new character - slowed the pace a bit.

I think at some point if I move back to Empire we can pick up again, though.

I'm also an avid collector of music, and have a few albums that were on limited or special-edition release - Soundgate, for instance, they released a little three-track piece that's never really seen the light of day due to the fact that it was released just before the attack on Reschard and kind of overshadowed by it - but I've got a copy of it, and I'll let anyone listen to it if they'd like to visit my residences in Aunia or Eglennaert at some point.

Another one of my hobbies is arguing on IGS, but of course you'll all know all about that.


Holy crap, I used to play both Shadows of Tarsus and Earth Online, both games mentioned here. After I maxed out my American I quit though. I'm a big tabletop gamer however! I only quit when I joined the Academy because I thought my gaming was soon to become a reality.

Well, kind of quit, me a nd a few bunk mates played once a week or so in the cafeteria.

Andreus Ixiris
Gallente
Mixed Metaphor
Posted - 2008.03.02 03:18:00 - [40]
 

What'd you play in Shadows? I mean, Orun really knew how to get the last 5% out of the Quantomancer. Waveform Manipulation for the win? Seriously, Orun worked Quantomancer like I work my battleships - and when he finally got to use Non-Locality he was basically an army unto himself. But the problem was Quantomancers are really in a fix against enemies who are able to resist Decoherence abilities (like the Entropy Shade of Ill-Repute, as Faust took to calling the notorious cause of Orun's demise) because being able to use truly epic WM abilities really atrophes conventional combat skills.

Myself, I prefered to use the Shifter - not as impressive in terms of WM abilities but you got quite a lot of specialised stuff that the Quantomancer didn't get access to and there's also much more room for combat ability in there. Then again, Faust hit upon an unlikely multiclass by combining the Reality Hacker, Q-Knight and Shifter classes - base +8 to WM resist with a MINIMUM three attacks per turn due to the Q-Knight's Waveform Merge WM power tacked as passive by the Reality Hacker's Permanency ability.

Then again, the Waveform Decay caused by multiclassing had left him with some rather interesting psychoses...

Madam Dinahkarr
Amarr
Neh'bu Kau Beh'Hude
Ushra'Khan
Posted - 2008.03.02 08:22:00 - [41]
 

I've always been quite fond of riflery; back on Chaven, I used to drive -- when I still had acess to the family hover car -- out to deserted areas, and would start picking away at any odd boulder or rock or something that seemed to prove a pleasing target. Since I lived near and odd strip of desert, there was practically never anyone around, so I didn't have to worry about accidentally shooting someone.

* Madam Dinahkarr rubs her shoulder.
That sniper rifle had an amazing kick to it when you fired it. All of the bruises on my right shoulder have since healed, but there's still a bit of a throb in my shoulder from time to time.

Other than that, there are of course the natural pass times of simply listening to music, praying to God, or maybe watching a decent holoreel. The only other major hobby that leaps to mind, is that hot pink electric guitar that I sometimes still play.

Mother never did like that thing.

Harry Kiri
Amarr
Air
Rising Phoenix Alliance
Posted - 2008.03.02 10:24:00 - [42]
 

I like my racing, although the station manigers arn't too happy with us racing our intercepters though the docking bays but it's worth it cos you only really feel the speed your doing when your just missing stuff at several km a second. we also found some pritty decent canyons nearby so we've been using them with an old set of Anteek XR Class VTOL Jets a friend of mine picked up from a guy in misaba a few months back.

also the new Exploder holo was a real retun for the caldari action-holos with 2 hours of barely strung together action seans cuminating in the brilliant zero-g fight where they had a chase while riding missiles!

Kazuo Ishiguro
House of Marbles
Posted - 2008.03.02 10:57:00 - [43]
 

Originally by: Gyra Rho
I enjoy torturing little animals by sending them through exit-less mazes filled with stinging, electrifying, and gaseous traps until they slowly starve to death in painful agony.

Oh wait...you said hobbies? Why, organizing racing events for capsuleers, of course. Wink


After you set that 150-jump faction frigate race, I'm never going to think of you in quite the same way again...

Fat Edd
The Nutterz Inc
Posted - 2008.03.02 11:21:00 - [44]
 

Edited by: Fat Edd on 02/03/2008 11:24:37

My hobbie is to kill Andreus Ixi**** Twisted Evil

Dionisius
Gallente
the muppets
RED.OverLord
Posted - 2008.03.02 13:29:00 - [45]
 

I enjoy often the practise of the long lost arts of Origami, other than that good food in a nice dinner i know in a station in Luminaire, other than that i mostly ready about the tales and legends of old earth mithology and all its lore since the closing of the eve-gate.

Hoggs
Viziam
Posted - 2008.03.02 13:36:00 - [46]
 

Originally by: Fat Edd
Edited by: Fat Edd on 02/03/2008 11:24:37

My hobbie is to kill Andreus Ixi**** Twisted Evil


Your hobby seems to be verbally harassing my corp and shooting blues. Wink

Dravius Luxor
Minmatar
Independent Galactic Network
Posted - 2008.03.02 14:02:00 - [47]
 

I pit my "rescued" slaver hounds against each other (after starving them first). Messy, but fun.



Istvaan Shogaatsu
Caldari
Guiding Hand Social Club
Posted - 2008.03.02 16:14:00 - [48]
 

Originally by: Dravius Luxor
I pit my "rescued" slaver hounds against each other (after starving them first). Messy, but fun.

Doesn't take much pitting, they're highly competitive animals to start with. If you think you're being clever by making them fight, well... it speaks a lot of your culture.

I don't know why, but it is a lot easier to feel sympathy for slaver hounds than for the Minmatar - more so than ever, now that I've read what you wrote. Somehow, the animals are more loyal, more loving. I appreciate that, in a way. I think I'll commemorate your fine post by feeding a few of the sickly slaves from the Chorus of Angels' med-bay to my new tracking bloodline. No better way to teach them the scent of a Minmatar, really, than by eating one or two.

Qing Jou
Gallente
Garoun Investment Bank
Posted - 2008.03.02 17:49:00 - [49]
 

Edited by: Qing Jou on 02/03/2008 17:56:14
---all text---

As I'm outside of my pod far more than most capsuleers, I seem to have no end of free-time. I've been making personal designs for small arms and collecting (and upgrading/overclocking) powered-armor for years. I make a habit of training all of my ship crews for boarding action and planet-side operations, and I enjoy all of these things in no small sense, however I believe that these are more my practices than my hobbies, though most capsuleers would consider working with ship crews a complete waste of time, so...

Those of you who know me from Summit are well aware of my hourly soups. I actually do try to make a new soup every hour of the day. Every hour a new recipe from a different part of the cluster, pilfered from every home with a data connection I can tap. Every time there's something new... and usually finding the recipe means reading about the daily life of those who make it, whether it's a slaver's brew or a Gallentean bisque.

And the rest of the list: I play piano (many variations on that word, to be sure, but I play many styles and tunings, so It's a suitable generalization) quite well, I literally never stop reading as long as I'm awake, I reserve thirty days out of the year during which I abandon all contacts and go out for 'true' exploration (Le Parkour, hiking, mountain climbing... pick a direction planet-side and never stop going for exactly twenty four hours), and I also like to consider myself a polyglot, as much for economic purposes as for a hobby.

Andreus Ixiris
Gallente
Mixed Metaphor
Posted - 2008.03.02 18:09:00 - [50]
 

Qing Jou - if you're interested in the cullinary arts, try a traditional Intaki chicken Vikanda sometime. Curry never did came so delicious.

Dravius Luxor
Minmatar
Independent Galactic Network
Posted - 2008.03.02 18:16:00 - [51]
 

Originally by: Istvaan Shogaatsu
Originally by: Dravius Luxor
I pit my "rescued" slaver hounds against each other (after starving them first). Messy, but fun.

Doesn't take much pitting, they're highly competitive animals to start with. If you think you're being clever by making them fight, well... it speaks a lot of your culture.

I don't know why, but it is a lot easier to feel sympathy for slaver hounds than for the Minmatar - more so than ever, now that I've read what you wrote. Somehow, the animals are more loyal, more loving. I appreciate that, in a way. I think I'll commemorate your fine post by feeding a few of the sickly slaves from the Chorus of Angels' med-bay to my new tracking bloodline. No better way to teach them the scent of a Minmatar, really, than by eating one or two.


At least I can admit my barbarity. Unfortunately you feel we cannot see through your feeble act to justify your own, by blaming it on me!

I would have thought more of a Caldari, to be honest. Aren't you people emotionally sterile? I see no profit in wasting good slaves in response to a Galnet post...

Anyway, lets not turn this into a game of morals; I do have other hobbies, such as, um, well, I'll get back to you...




Lief Siddhe
Siddhean Inc.
Intaki Prosperity Initiative
Posted - 2008.03.03 03:51:00 - [52]
 

When I'm not piloting ,giving instructions in the University or working as a translator, I go mountainbiking on Akat, Intaki.

I love the feeling of "there's nothing in my head, just joy" while speeding downhill through a forest, or taking an epic ride down a nature course.

Malleus Andropov
Amarr
PIE Inc.
Posted - 2008.03.03 07:48:00 - [53]
 

when I'm off duty I like to play an ancient game: golf.

it is even more fun on low gravity planets :)

Andreus Ixiris
Gallente
Mixed Metaphor
Posted - 2008.03.03 12:42:00 - [54]
 

Originally by: Malleus Andropov
when I'm off duty I like to play an ancient game: golf.

it is even more fun on low gravity planets :)


Something in common with a PIE member? Never!

Do you also play tabletop roleplaying games, or are they banned around your area? Wink

Violet Ju'wien
Minmatar
Crimson Corsairs
Posted - 2008.03.03 18:58:00 - [55]
 

Edited by: Violet Ju''wien on 03/03/2008 18:59:49
Originally by: Mebrithiel Ju'wien
I collect dolls.



You never grew up, did you. And you're pretty sick. Confused
I'll speak with you later sis. I've got news...

Speaking of which, I should probably mention that I do planet archaeology in my spare time and am looking to move my studies into astro-archaeology and perhaps make it more than a hobby of mine.

Ikasu
Gallente
Scrutari
Posted - 2008.03.03 19:33:00 - [56]
 

Originally by: Andreus Ixiris
What'd you play in Shadows? I mean, Orun really knew how to get the last 5% out of the Quantomancer. Waveform Manipulation for the win? Seriously, Orun worked Quantomancer like I work my battleships - and when he finally got to use Non-Locality he was basically an army unto himself. But the problem was Quantomancers are really in a fix against enemies who are able to resist Decoherence abilities (like the Entropy Shade of Ill-Repute, as Faust took to calling the notorious cause of Orun's demise) because being able to use truly epic WM abilities really atrophes conventional combat skills.

Myself, I prefered to use the Shifter - not as impressive in terms of WM abilities but you got quite a lot of specialised stuff that the Quantomancer didn't get access to and there's also much more room for combat ability in there. Then again, Faust hit upon an unlikely multiclass by combining the Reality Hacker, Q-Knight and Shifter classes - base +8 to WM resist with a MINIMUM three attacks per turn due to the Q-Knight's Waveform Merge WM power tacked as passive by the Reality Hacker's Permanency ability.

Then again, the Waveform Decay caused by multiclassing had left him with some rather interesting psychoses...


It's been so long since I played, but generally I tried to fill the roles nobody else would. Non-magical first aid, knowledge and puzzle solving, that stuff that nobody else would do. Most of my group just went for combat related classes and, without me, they'd most certainly die. Essentially, I was the team *****.



Anyway, i'm impressed with the amount of responses here! I hope to see more hobbies and idea. It's nice to see pilots can do more then shoot each other.

Dalton Dalton
Gallente
Eth3real
Interstellar Alcohol Conglomerate
Posted - 2008.03.03 23:42:00 - [57]
 

anyone else a fan of that particular series of gallente-manufactured 'disatsteful' holo-reels. I forget the name. the Amarr call them "an absoloute sin", but i think theyre quite groovy =] hook that up to you visual display n theres your in flight entertainment!

but ive heard stories of rather "strange" pilots who keep their own personal exotic dancers aboard many of their ships. not as passangers, but as un-willing slaves in the cargo hold. with the cargo-hold monitors tuned in to them through-out the flight. ive even heard of them being trapped in vacuum boxes in space because they 'took up too much room' in the cargo. this i do NOT condone!

sorry for lowering the tone there, but i had to get that off my chest!

Aria Jenneth
Caldari
Kumiho's Smile
Posted - 2008.03.04 02:39:00 - [58]
 

Edited by: Aria Jenneth on 04/03/2008 02:44:22
Originally by: Dalton Dalton
this i do NOT condone!


And yet you've described it in such lurid detail. Well ... admittedly not as much as you could have.


Mr. Shogaatsu:

If I were to purchase one of your hounds, would you be able to guarantee it wouldn't abscond with my ship?

You do have a reputation, you know.

KillJoy Tseng
Minmatar
Re-Awakened Technologies Inc
Posted - 2008.03.04 05:12:00 - [59]
 

Originally by: Aria Jenneth
Weapons of martial arts are frequently descended from one form or another of agricultural implement-- flails, sickles and the like. The crescent is no exception: it's a direct descendant of the filleting knife.


Now that sounds interesting, from what I understand of what you're describing. Never come across those; is their usage much practiced or was I just in the wrong (right) places? I was taught more in the classical combat bowie styles, which is obviously significantly different, but I can't help but be curious about other methods.

Vieve Tisserand
Gallente
Omerta Syndicate
Posted - 2008.03.04 05:54:00 - [60]
 

Vieve slurped another noodle from an Intaki-lettered takeout carton and set it aside on her suspiciously immaculate desk.

"Hobbies?" She smiled at the camera.

"I like to go all-terrain skiing when I get the chance, which is unfortunately not often. There is nothing quite like riding the uncertain edge of a lunar crater beneath a permanent night knowing full well that one is out of comm range and there is an excellent chance that one will wind up meat pulp if one falls and hits bottom and there will not be any waking up in a shiny new clone and scampering off to get the unwanted hair lasered away..." She took a breath. "...but perhaps that is just me."

A scarlet bell-shaped flower bobbed into view at the edge of Vieve's desk, swaying back and forth atop a scaly dark green vine. It inverted over the carton.

Vieve's smile tightened slightly. Her tone remained blithe. "I also have a few plants. Well. Just four now. Customs insisted that I not bring more than four of them into Sinq, and just forget about breeding them, not that I would. Besides, the males eat larger things than cargo rats and the occasional bowl or three of bar food."

She turned left in her chair. The camera followed Vieve's movement, losing as it did the sight of the flower noisily eating the rest of her meal.

"Beyond that? I bake. I attempt to sing along with Amarrian operas. Alone. In my pod. Out of earshot of would-be music critics. I wanted to be a dancer when I was a child, and I still do dance, but, meh, the terms of the legal settlement prohibits me from calling that a hobby."

Vieve blinked once, and her smile spread to carve dimples beneath her cheekbones. The recording ended.


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