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But I want to get to the No Game No Life or Digiworld but.
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Says you. >.> Fiction certainly trumps reality for me, especially since I don't like dealing with other people in most social settings. They just get on my nerves usually. Work is different because I'm usually only dealing with each person for a few minutes and my co-workers for a few hours. That's why I don't mind being out in Outside Garden at the registers in the warmer months because it can give me some alone time while I'm at work. Just me spending quality time with the flowers and plants and being somewhat out in nature. I'm not anti-social, as I take the local city bus and do like to talk to people and get out and do things at times, and hang out with my family and the few friends that I do have, just don't like most of the mainstream social settings that people like to go to. Take it from me, most of the people out there are idiots, and it just annoys me when people act that way. I'd rather get lost in a good anime, show, movie, manga or book, than deal with most of the people out in the World.

That's not to say that I don't get out, especially when the weather is nice and since I take the bus, but I find works of fiction far more interesting than the real world. I don't know, maybe it's because of my religious beliefs and the fact that I can see more than just what's on the surface out there, but I find certain works of fiction, especially ones dealing with fantasy and magic stuff, far more closer to my reality than most things out there in the real World.


If you consider that most 'normal' people basically get drunk as their main form of recreation, then indulging in fiction is actually much more productive. I am like you, I really don't like small talk or gossip. I like to discuss what I am informed about, or spend time getting more informed about it. It's usually seen as normal for people to indulge in viewing sports, but the only difference between sports and fiction in the long run is that sports circulates more money. So there really is no shame in indulging in what you enjoy as long as you aren't hurting other people, and statistically you are less likely to do that discussing a book than you are discussing sports or getting intoxicated.


Yes, exactly, and I'm not into either sports or drinking. I don't like small talk or gossip either, and hate all the drama stuff that goes around these days too. Count me out on that stuff. I have enough of my own problems to deal with without getting involved in others drama, unless they're family or friends. And I'm like you as in where I like to discuss what I'm interested in or find more information on it rather than try and act interested in something that I'm not. I remember earlier this year at work they had set some antenna thing up at work in the break room so they could watch some Nascar race. I was heating my food and the remote was near me. Someone asked where it was and I indicated it was on the counter near me and they asked me to turn it up. I refused as I had no interest in the race and thought that it was loud enough already. When I sat down to eat I just plugged my earbuds into my phone and re-watched some Aldnoah.Zero, ignoring everyone else. If I didn't have anime or something else that I was interested in to turn to at times like that, then situations like that would extremely frustrate me. It's not just that though, I just hate large groups of gathered people because it's inevitable that one or more people are going to act stupid. I've been to concerts and even my local anime convention and have been annoyed about how certain people have acted there. But yes, I agree with you that if you want to indulge in stuff that isn't social that you enjoy and that isn't hurting you or other people, then there's no shame or harm in it.
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Me on reality...



It is safer when I am in my own little world
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don't tell me how i should live my life
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Oh a serious note, I do agree
I'm not there yet, but ever since I actually decided to go outside of my hobbies (and outside of my house), I starting feeling better about myself. I have more friends & also got some old friends back as well.
You don't have to completely drop your hobbies. I still pretty much do them whenever I can stiIl.
Its just that it shouldn't just be all you do, and don't have your happiness & fun revolve around it as well.

You'll feel bad in the end for not doing what you could of done when you had the chance.
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I don't even know why people are getting so butthurt over a piece of advice.

This is probably why we can't have nice things here.
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anzn wrote: You don't have to completely drop your hobbies. I still pretty much do them whenever I can stiIl.
Its just that it shouldn't just be all you do, and don't have your happiness & fun revolve around it as well.
I think u pretty much nailed what I believe the OP was basically saying.
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I can watch two subtitled shows while reading. I can consume my fiction at a rather prodigious rate. When tested I rate as an ambivert with the results skewing toward introvert or extrovert on different days. So I do enjoy social interaction, but because of the ways I am wired differently my brain does not automatically process a healthy chunk of nonverbal communication without conscious effort, unlike a neurotypical person. This makes social interaction taxing even when I am in the mood for it and enjoying it. I have to consciously analyze their microexpressions, movements, muscle tensions, shoulder angle, lean of the head, etc. Watching two subtitled shows and reading a book at the same time with full retention and comprehension is actually much easier than that.

Fiction is simple to consume and keeps me entertained. I need to be well rested and in good health for social interaction. If you're smart you don't run a marathon while ill. I don't go out among normal humans unless I am prepared for the extra drain on my mental reserves. Thanks for the concern, but I would prefer higher quality, positive interactions over more interactions that are negative or poor.
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Posted 7/26/15 , edited 7/27/15

bobsagget wrote:

Piss off Britcuck, if Aiyumega didn't want people to give their opinions then he shouldn't have made this thread to begin with. Especially when considering how blatantly incendiary it is.


Yeah, so no one gets jokes anymore do they? lol.... what a place this thread has come
Posted 7/26/15 , edited 7/26/15
If I didn't have to work, I would stay in my home 24/7...

I don't get bored at all... Some ppl are socially anxious and whatnot, but I voluntarily avoid social environments because I get so tired of pretentious conversations...

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bobland wrote:

I don't even know why people are getting so butthurt over a piece of advice.
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Me neither. Being immortal is totally cooler anyway.

Meh, I think it only applies to people that get those feelings that they are missing out on something. Those people, should certainly try something different for the sake of their own regret. However, life and joy is simply not only found in realms of declared normalcy. To define it as such will get people offended. It's not a matter of living or not, rather than simply doing the things our souls crave and yearn for.
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Well obviously people need to go outside every once in a while, but if someone finds enjoyment in staying home and watching a show or listening to music or anything for that matter so what? I get what your saying sorta but to each his own.
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Meh, I went outside once... Graphics were good, but the game play sucked
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