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Offline LostInTheMistTopic starter

What Are You Passionate About?
« on: February 15, 2015, 02:56:44 PM »
What's something you love/are obsessed with, beyond the usual thing? Like, a lot of young people in particular, were obsessed with dinosaurs when I was growing up. Not sure if that's still the case as I have very little contact with little ones these days, and I don't have any of my own.

One of my passions since I was about 12 is World War One aviation. I know more about the great aces of the war and the planes they flew than 99% of the population. I can tell you the problems with a Sopwith Camel and the difference between a Spad VII and a Spad XIII, or why the Albatross D.V (and the D.Va for that matter.) was a step backwards from the Albatross D.III. (The D.V was heavier than the D.III, and thus less maneuverable.)

So what's your particular passion?

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Re: What Are You Passionate About?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2015, 02:58:20 PM »
Writing, when the success of 50 Shades of Grey isn't trying to kill it with its baffling success. :P

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Re: What Are You Passionate About?
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2015, 08:11:37 AM »
Writing, and reading.  Ahhh...and maybe video games.  :P

Offline UltraFennec

Re: What Are You Passionate About?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2015, 07:59:51 PM »
Egalitarian causes, but not often the organizations that represent them.

Writing, creating, silly character ideas, playing games, making games, reading too much, debating semantics and pointless things, the usual netizen's life.

Offline Mathim

Re: What Are You Passionate About?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2015, 09:59:39 PM »
Superheroes and superhero movies.

Also the fight against weight-ism.

Offline thunderclan

Re: What Are You Passionate About?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2015, 11:57:23 PM »
Baking, reading, writing, gaming, photography and cats. :)

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Re: What Are You Passionate About?
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2015, 10:04:59 AM »
Animals in general, excluding insects...*shivers* And arachnids...

Offline Kurzyk

Re: What Are You Passionate About?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2015, 12:08:56 PM »
Chess! I'm a class C tournament player in the USCF, currently unrated but my skill level is in the 1400s. I started playing chess when I was 7 and fell in love with it. I started seriously studying and working with a coach 3 years ago and my rating has gone up a few hundred points. My lifetime goal is to get to master at 2200. My tournaments are at the Marshall club in NYC, and I usually spend 3-4 hours a day studying tactical and positional strategies as well as reviewing my games and lately working on my endgame.

Every so often I play publicly in fast, blitz 5min games. Very fun and excellent for keeping cool under time pressure, but I try not to do too often. Tournament time controls are vastly different than blitz so important not to pick up bad habits.

After a grandmaster class in march, i'll be ready for my first tournament in April! Very excited. Wish me luck all. ;)

I've also been offered a chess coach position but I'm holding off and focusing on my performance. Down the line when I have more experience it's definitely something to consider.

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Re: What Are You Passionate About?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2015, 03:56:17 PM »
Honestly, I don't think I'd put it off. There's a general saying in martial arts (and life).

Learning gets you so far, but then you must teach.

It provides you a unique perspective of the field you wish to learn.

Offline Madmartigan

Re: What Are You Passionate About?
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2015, 06:06:13 PM »
Trains, especially steam locomotives, and their preservation.

Cemeteries in general, pre-20th century headstones and monuments in particular, their repair, protection, and preservation.

The Appalachian Mountains and people, their history and culture, and their preservation.

Indian cinema.

Volunteering.

Writing.

Lots more.

Offline Kurzyk

Re: What Are You Passionate About?
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2015, 06:15:15 PM »
Honestly, I don't think I'd put it off. There's a general saying in martial arts (and life).

Learning gets you so far, but then you must teach.

It provides you a unique perspective of the field you wish to learn.

Very good point. Maybe. :) Im also in school finishing up a few courses for a degree so we'll see how my time looks this year. My coach encourages it and says I'll learn a lot teaching. Maybe it'll make me a stronger player. We'll see.

Offline Sasquatch421

Re: What Are You Passionate About?
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2015, 10:15:34 PM »


Watch and read.... I am passionate about those of us who served our country and those who can't defend themselves only to find themselves on the streets with no one to care about them.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2015, 12:17:09 PM by Sasquatch421 »

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Re: What Are You Passionate About?
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2015, 01:17:48 AM »
Music: Without it, I don't think I'd have passion to begin with.
Dancing: I'm good at it, in all of its forms. I bask in it and I appreciate it.
My History/Culture: If I decided to ignore my history, I wouldn't be who I am. I wouldn't have the knowledge I needed to find confidence in myself because of where I come from.
Writing: It allows me more freedom, than dancing, to express myself to the fullest.
Human & Animal Rights

Offline Caehlim

Re: What Are You Passionate About?
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2015, 01:17:20 AM »
I don't have that kind of attention span. I'm passionate about knowledge in general and everything interests me, but I don't really manage that kind of singular focus.

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Re: What Are You Passionate About?
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2015, 04:14:29 PM »
I am passionate about... too many things to count, really.

Offline Joel

Re: What Are You Passionate About?
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2015, 04:30:59 PM »
Filling my life up with beautiful wondrous and delicious things.

Offline Dimir

Re: What Are You Passionate About?
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2015, 04:38:53 PM »
I'll split this into two parts, interests and social issues.

Interests

- Pokemon
- Magic The Gathering
- Writing
- Roleplaying
- Travelling
- Global Cultures

Social Issues

- Human Rights
- Disabled People In Society
- Violence Against Women, Children, And Other At-Risk Groups
- Economic Inequality

Offline EnchantedDream218

Re: What Are You Passionate About?
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2015, 11:17:54 AM »
I'm passionate about reading, art, films, music, collecting 80's My Little Ponies, anime, horror movies, Fashion.

Offline WongBal

Re: What Are You Passionate About?
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2015, 11:48:47 PM »
Superheroes and superhero movies.
Kindred spirits, we. :-)

I love superhero films (which is weird because I donít read comics much), and movies in general. I also love writing, the Dresden Files and the Discworld Night Watch books. And certain TV shows.

Iím very passionate about feminism.

Offline Pharzuph

Re: What Are You Passionate About?
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2015, 12:58:42 PM »
Cats, writing and now learning photography.

Offline Ana Enchantress

Re: What Are You Passionate About?
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2015, 06:24:18 PM »
Writing, photography and Trap shooting.

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Re: What Are You Passionate About?
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2015, 06:27:35 AM »
Cuteness. Especially in the form of animals such as birds, dogs, cats and bunnies. I find it therapeutic after a long hard day.