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Old 09-28-2016, 09:09 AM   #121
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The D&D god of death in the setting for the Neverwinter game is kind wanting peaceful order as well as hating all forms of undead.
That would be Kelemvor, from the Forgotten Realms setting.
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Old 09-28-2016, 05:08 PM   #122
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People with eccentric hobbies aren't creepy.
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Old 09-28-2016, 10:19 PM   #123
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People with eccentric hobbies aren't creepy.
I'd say that's conditional on the details of the hobby, really...
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:19 AM   #124
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I'd say that's conditional on the details of the hobby, really...
Well yes. But a lot of people on tv whose hobby is not inherently creepy(something like pickling pieces of your murder victims say) are treated as creepy because their hobby is unusual.
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:24 AM   #125
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Well yes. But a lot of people on tv whose hobby is not inherently creepy(something like pickling pieces of your murder victims say) are treated as creepy because their hobby is unusual.
Creepy is subjective.
And pickling is just a sensible method of preservation. It's not like many cannibals have the time and space to air dry man-meat. ;)
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:26 AM   #126
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Well yes. But a lot of people on tv whose hobby is not inherently creepy(something like pickling pieces of your murder victims say) are treated as creepy because their hobby is unusual.
Doesn't even need to be that unusual. Detail oriented hobbies like stamp collection are usually treated as lazy shorthand for "meticulous but hopelessly out of touch with reality"
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Old 09-29-2016, 10:00 AM   #127
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Hollywood loves to use hobbies as shorthand for character traits. Chess? Smart. Golf? Rich. Books? Nerd.
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Old 09-29-2016, 05:43 PM   #128
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On that train of thought, someone well below average intelligence who loves reading books.
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:00 PM   #129
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On that train of thought, someone well below average intelligence who loves reading books.
I actually met someone like that. The effect was like-me trying to be a star athlete. But the amazing thing was how hard he tried.
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:13 PM   #130
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Hollywood loves to use hobbies as shorthand for character traits. Chess? Smart. Golf? Rich. Books? Nerd.
One great symbolic scene they had in Winds of War was Von Roon and Victor Henry playing chess while they talked shop.

Here's some other ideas.

A fashionista who is not a stupid valley girl, is not trolling for boys, and is not absurdly vain but pays attention to her looks because that's just as good a hobby as any other.

A video gamer who is a full grown adult and does not act like a manchild either.

A surfer-dude, or surfer-gal who is highly intelligent and can quote Aristotle in the original.
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