So, I lurk here a lot and as of today I decided to make a patreon to start making some money off one of my new hobbies: making computer wallpapers, I've always wanted to be artistic but I was never good at drawing and recently I've been making edits in photoshop and making wallpapers and such (you can see some of the stuff I make here)

Now, I've wanted to do commissions for a while but I never really knew a good way to go about it until I found patreon, which is a site where you can donate per creation I post (I'm only going to make 2 wallpapers a month paid ones and post around one a week overall) I hate to post this kind of stuff but recently my moms been having trouble with money as she's a single parent and is trying to get a new/better nursing job, so I'd like to be able to help her anyway I could and this is a great way to do it, if you would check it out that'd be so amazing, thank you for your time.

https://www.patreon.com/staticlord1

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On a typical day I talk to more animals than people. But I'm ok with that. I'm living on a very small island. Originally I'm from Wisconsin, US.

The private island I'm living on has limited internet (No Netflix, and awful video streaming) So I'm fairly unconnected from the outside world most of the time. Also no public places, so no stores. If I need something I have to order it and hopefully it gets put on the next plane.

Anyways I'm looking to talk to some people who lead more "normal" lives on the mainland so I don't forget how to interact with people while I'm out here.

I'm usually fine with not having that many people to talk to. But there are other times the isolation really gets to me and I hate it out here.

My hobbies/interests include frolicing around outside, animals, rock climbing, slacklining, photography, beer/bourbon/whiskey drinking. Sarcasm is like a second language to me and I like to think that I have a good sense of humor, but i'll let you be the judge of that.

If you read through all of that and I sound even remotely interesting to you I would love to hear from you! :)

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I want to know what people think could be done to create a compensation system that's fair for all parties and actually makes professional modding a possibility. Would donations really be enough? Would it work better if users paid for mods as a service? How do we retain the culture of modding as a hobby while allowing committed individuals and groups to make a living from it? How would the system handle compensation for mod packages with multiple contributors? Would any DRM be reasonable?

I've posted my thoughts here, but it's just one possibility. What should a third party DLC marketplace look like?

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The other day I had a thought, and am wondering what you all think: are parents automatically more busy than non-parents? Let’s discount for a moment the sleep-deprived parents of newborns and only consider those who have settled into typical routines.

For instance, take three people all pressed for time: a stay-at-home parent of three, a white-collar parent that’s also a high school volleyball coach, a shift-working childless adult. All are scrapped for time for different reasons. But does it just boil down to the fact that all are now in their 30s and that that’s a busy time of life generally? Old enough to have a lot of responsibilities; young enough not to have accrued a bunch of work leave or seniority.

While I do not have children myself, I work with many kids and therefore their parents as well. Some parents claim to be swamped while others don’t. From my perspective of being somewhat removed from parenting it seems that business boils down to ambition or position in the career ladder. Parenting vs. childfree doesn't seem as big of a factor.

Are parents busier on average than non-parents? Or is it just a matter of home life, career position, and hobbies?

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Can't sleep at 3am, so decided to ask something rather random. What are your hobbies? Why do you like it?

I'll start- I love photography. Pretty common among teens, but I really do like doing it, probably because it's the only way I can release a bit of my creative side. I also collect vintage cameras.

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I'm 32, single, straight guy, chinese american, 5'10 160lbs dark hair dark eyes, never married no kids. Recently moved back to the south bay area.

I'm an introvert, never crazy about the loud bar club scene but I'm extroverted enough to meet with someone and just hang out, have a drink or just shoot the shit - hell, we can just sit in a coffeeshop and people watch for all I care lol.

Most of my hobbies or things I do for fun are mostly indoors, ya know the usual watching tv shows/movies/listening to music/once in a blue moon playing some video games, and so getting out of the house as much as I can is never a bad thing. Wouldn't mind just taking a walk and exploring or any other cool ideas you might have, hike, explore areas of cities, mini road trip, etc I'm all for it.

420-friendly although I don't really partake much (I smoke cigar/cigarettes, won't care if you do go 420 but I'm also courteous enough to not smoke all up your face if you don't smoke at all)

A few of my interests: karaoke, psychological horror movies/games, PC games, nerdy tv shows like Flash, Arrow, Game of Thrones, Archer, occasional League of Legends, sometimes anime, being outside the house hanging with friends, etc we can chat more about those of what we like/don't like.

I'm looking to date, definitely don't want to rush to get into a relationship but that's most likely the end goal. Please be looking for the same thing or somewhere close to it. I know we all have baggage from previous experience but please be somewhat emotionally available.

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Hi all! I've been lurking in this sub for about two months now and I'm loving this whole hobby. My birthday is Monday and my parents are getting me a mech of my choosing with the switch of my choosing (within reason of course, no novatouch yet.) so I'm looking for recommendations. Around $150 is a decent budget, preferably just under. I know I want blue switches after trying out the cherry lineup. Backlighting doesn't matter to me, but if it features backlighting I'd like 'off' to be an option. As far as form factors goes I'm thinking 60% or TKL. Something a bit smaller, but if a full sized seems to fit my needs I'd definitely consider it. I do a lot of typing on my keyboard and also a decent amount of gaming. (I'm kind of planning on getting a board that full sized with red switches later for gaming, that's why I'm thinking small form factor for a typer/daily driver.) oh, and a standard layout is a must because I'm planning on getting some cool keycap sets at some point. Looking forward to the responses, thank you all!

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I'm 32, single, straight guy, chinese american, 5'10 160lbs dark hair dark eyes, never married no kids. Recently moved back to the south bay area.

I'm an introvert, never crazy about the loud bar club scene but I'm extroverted enough to meet with someone and just hang out, have a drink or just shoot the shit - hell, we can just sit in a coffeeshop and people watch for all I care lol.

Most of my hobbies or things I do for fun are mostly indoors, ya know the usual watching tv shows/movies/listening to music/once in a blue moon playing some video games, and so getting out of the house as much as I can is never a bad thing. Wouldn't mind just taking a walk and exploring or any other cool ideas you might have, hike, explore areas of cities, mini road trip, etc I'm all for it.

420-friendly although I don't really partake much (I smoke cigar/cigarettes, won't care if you do go 420 but I'm also courteous enough to not smoke all up your face if you don't smoke at all)

A few of my interests: karaoke, psychological horror movies/games, PC games, nerdy tv shows like Flash, Arrow, Game of Thrones, Archer, occasional League of Legends, sometimes anime, being outside the house hanging with friends, etc we can chat more about those of what we like/don't like.

I'm looking to date, definitely don't want to rush to get into a relationship but that's most likely the end goal. Please be looking for the same thing or somewhere close to it. I know we all have baggage from previous experience but please be somewhat emotionally available.

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I’ve been spending a lot of time on my own of late, probably more than I should, studying, cleaning, and doing uneventful, adult things. I’m sure I’m not alone with this, but evenings often result in your brain operating similar to a four-popped collar Abercrombie level douchebag. In that time, I spent a lot of time reflecting on if I’m happy.

 

It’s complicated to really quantify when you’re happy. Again, the brain decides to be ultra-rad and make it plainly obvious when you’re having a shitty day, because happiness isn’t nearly as dramatic or eventful to dear old brain. I’m actually an upbeat person, and while I’m confident that I’m not sad, I’m not convinced that I’m happy either. Honestly, it is a bit scary to get older and realize that you aren’t happy. At the same time, the feelings are minimized to an acceptable level due to the lack of sadness. Logically, I have a few things going for me: I have a decent job, I’m still motivated/ambitions in trying to improve my career, I’m not insane/crazy, I’d like to think I’m not stupid, I’m not fat, I do not look like an ogre, and I try pretty damn hard to be a good friend. I am single though, and there is an undeniable dynamic that’s present when you find someone you genuinely care for. There’s a void from that, and despite my endeavors, it isn’t one that will be filled by work or hobbies. Don’t get me wrong, those things help, but why settle for less? I want to be happy. In fact, that would be pretty fantastic. What wouldn’t make me happy is being content with not being sad. That, in my opinion, is a little batshit crazy. Scratch that. It’s a lot of batshit crazy. Probably an amount of crazy equal to the recently deceased TW-Comcast merger.

 

I should probably cut myself off, because brevity isn’t a skill I have an abundance of. I’m open to about anything from this post. Honestly, I have no idea what to expect from something like this. Maybe I’ll get a few, short-lived messages with an attempt at wit and/or banter. Maybe I’ll get something long-lasting and awesome. Despite my less than serious tone, I’m legitimately not cool with living a life which is comprised of trying to trick myself or convince myself that I’m happy. I’m not so naïve as to expect that I’ll get what I want from a reddit post, but I’d rather go for it than wallow in pity or self-imposed

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Greetings, I've been lurking on this sub for a little while and just recently started getting back into building plastic models after a 25-year hiatus. After dropping over $150 at the hobby store the other day, I now have a makeshift workstation with drop cloth, paints, files, sandpaper, sprue cutters, etc. I'm also currently looking at airbrushes, considering a bundled package with airbrush and compressor, something like this kit: http://www.ebay.com/itm/141310367757?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT.

It's striking to me how expensive the hobby has become. Is that because supply is down? Fewer kit makers? I remember a model car used to cost me about $8. Now they run $25. That said, I just got back from the IPMS show here in Seattle and got a screaming deal on a couple of jet kits ($8.50 for the pair):

http://imgur.com/tePVl3o

Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself and thank you guys for having an encouraging community. Looking forward to more builds!

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So reddit,

I'm pretty set on buying myself an Orion 8" DOB skyline as my first scope. I'm about to move solo out to Pullman WA for my PhD (not astro-related), and I think this may be something awesome to bring with me. The area will have extremely little residual light and I have always had a casual interest in star gazing that I'm thinking I want to develop more into a serious hobby.

I feel I am inclined to make this post as I am having trouble clicking the last "place order" button in the transaction screen. It's not necessarily something I cannot afford, I just do not make personal/hobby purchases of this size often.

I guess my question, before I do click that button, what are some things I should consider regarding the worthiness of this purchase?

My plan is to become a hobbyist observer and after some time transition into astrophotography.

Also, beside the basic "what should i consider," from your experience is this a good scope to start with. Feel free to comment anything else that comes to mind, it would be appreciated as I'm starting with very little knowledge other than how to research a decent product.

Appreciate any input. Thanks ahead of time

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I'm a lazy 20 year old community college student. I live with my parents and i work just barely enough to buy fast food, weed, and cigarettes for myself. Lately i've been really thinking about where i am in life and i can't see myself going anywhere. I'm in school right now but that's honestly only because i'm "supposed to" not because i really want to. The more i think about it, the more i realize how much of a useless human being i am. I have nothing to contribute to society and killing myself seems like a logical option for someone as useless as me. But dont worry, im too much of a pussy to kill myself. When i do think about killing myself, i imagine my funeral being as sorry and pathetic as i am. Sure, some people i know might show up, but i can't think of anyone in my life that would actually care if i just all of a sudden dropped dead right now. I don't have any real friends. I have people in my life that i hang out with and tried to form a real friendship with but it just hasn't worked out. Whenever we hang out i feel like im just intruding and forcing myself into their circle of friends. I really try my hardest to be a happy and upbeat guy around other people to make myself seem like a more fun and interesting person but everyday it just gets harder and harder. I've been having these thoughts for a little more than a year now and i just thought i would get past it eventually. I would read things online about how to feel better about myself but nothing works. A lot of people recommend working out. Tried it, work out pretty consistently now because of that advice, but here I am feeling more lost then ever. Some people suggested finding a hobby. I got really into a couple games and outdoor sports, but all that really did was distract me for a couple hours from how empty i always feel. It was nice being distracted though, even if it was only for a little while. I sometimes wish i had someone in my life i could talk to about how i feel but then im reminded that i have no real friends. I hate my life.

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Has anyone ever tried a weekday cleaning schedule? I'd like to try it but not sure of what kind of rotation to be on. I'd like to do this so I can do hobbies and relax on the weekend. If you only clean during the weekdays what kind of schedule do you use?

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The five last real jobs on Earth weren’t really jobs. All I did was wait for a call that would never come. Other than the extra phone, I was just like everyone else- just trying to fill my time.

It was interesting, watching the evolution of automation. It started with low-wage jobs, corporations who had a large turnover rate and could afford to replace their unreliable employees with easily maintained machines. McDonald’s introduced a touch-screen menu, and the machines could churn out ten hamburgers in thirty seconds. The quality of the food went up in the absence of human error. Walmart received new automated shelves and self-checkout. As unemployment rose, the public protested the full automation of corporations. The government couldn’t exactly pass a law to make them stop, of course, so instead, they began heavily taxing companies that used it to pay for the increased welfare receivers.

Eventually, more and more companies began the switch as it became cheaper, until a majority of the world was automated. Building new homes were easy- you would plug in what you wanted and where, and the computer would automatically spit out a few homes for you to browse. Once you selected one, the machines would roll out and begin building. Teaching was done through a series of videos and randomized quizzes, and the use of the machines meant there were no biases against certain students. The students would have their weak spots evaluated and nurtured, and, despite what the protesters said, machines turned out to be better teachers than people. Even cars drove and maintained themselves, and accidents decreased dramatically.

Now the world is a better place, they tell us. We run on merits, earned through our contribution to society. There is no shortage of food or shelter, and merits only buy us entertainment. This was also an interesting evolution- at first, people jumped at the opportunity to relax, volunteering and creating their way to video games and television, and then began spending their days at home. Our waistlines widened and suddenly, every home was required to have an inHome nurseBot, which would encourage people to find new healthy hobbies, like biking and running. This was eventually redundant, as it turns out, humans get bored easily, and watching television all day wasn’t as exciting as it seemed. More parks and national reserves began being built to deal with new crowds that were unsure what to do with their new free time.

Humans have the option to truly pursue their passions. A new golden age came about, with more people being afforded the opportunity to truly pursue their passions. Merits encourage people to create, and everyone has the chance to earn them- art, singing, acting, anything that before was thought of as a far-fetched dream was now a reality. Kids would get good grades and pick up trash for merits, and when they had enough, would buy their first art kit or camera. They would receive merits for practicing their new hobby, allowing them to buy better equipment.

Entertainers certainly still existed, but now it was people who fully enjoyed it. Some considered it their “job”- actors, for example, still worked long days- but I still say it is a hobby. They can quit at any time, without worrying about their basic needs being taken care of.

My job is the complete opposite. It takes nearly no time, but the responsibilities weight heavily on me, and I can never quit.

My hobbies, however, are very similar to everyone else’s. I enjoy hiking and photography. In the winter, I like to read. I earn merits through a blog reviewing books, and though it doesn’t have a large audience and doesn’t bring in much, it gives me extra spending for whatever I need.

[I'll have to continue when I get home]

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This seems to be a great new way for modders to sell their work on Steam, the video game platform. I think the market incentives will lead to more, better quality, 3rd party content for these games. While there is no shortage of small mods that change how something looks or adds an item to the game, there is a lack of quality mods that add content, story, and gameplay. These take a lot of time and effort to make. Putting a small price tag on them along with the the review system will give the game players an opportunity to find the best content as well as support the hobby developers.

That said, much of the internet is freaking out and seems to think this will completely ruin the modding scene for any game that gets the ability to have paid mods. What do the ancaps of reddit think?

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I only want death now. I give up on literally everything. My family and friends, my religion, my activities and hobbies, most importantly, i give up on myself. i'm so tired of this, there seems to be nothing to look forward to except the day i actually kill myself

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