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I have free-form roleplayed online since I was 11 or 12 years old. Words being the medium for this type of RP and most of my RP conversation revolving  around story structure, I I got to thinking everyone who did this was just a writer to the bone. I know I am.

But that's not true.

Besides writing, we all excel at something. Or at least we'd like to. What I want you to answer is this.

What was your favorite subject in school?

What (if you're not still in school) is a subject you still pursue knowledge in?

I'll go first.

Instead of copping out and just saying literature (I reeeallly want to), I'm a huge music nerd. I haven't played in a long time but I'm still fairly confident in my saxophone abilities, and I've been practicing the ukulele for like a year to some avail.

Besides music, something else I've been really into lately is wearable tech and the microtechnology associated with it.

One more thing I'm interested in, just to introduce a more controversial idea, is human stem cell research and its capabilities. I don't understand a lot about it, but I've always been interested in HGC and its effects on otherwise serious impairment.

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I'm answering the question more from a "what academic subjects I like" and less from which ones I liked at school since I don't and didn't like school or paid much attention to it when I was in there

Some of my favorite non-writing related subjects are: philosophy, cultural anthropology, psychology, astronomy, biology and medicine, and of course tech (which is the field I work in now)

Cultural anthropology has expanded to include more history

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Law. Always law. Been fascinated by it since I first began to understand what it is. Been so long I don't even remember what age I was.

History, political science, and government have always intrigued me as well.

P.E. was dope dunno if that counts

I scan psychology stuff on my off time when I'm not looking into movies and TV shows lol it's an interesting subject

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4 minutes ago, Ataraxy said:

P.E. was dope dunno if that counts

I scan psychology stuff on my off time when I'm not looking into movies and TV shows lol it's an interesting subject

P.E. WAS dope. I remember hiding behind the high-jump mats during the pacer test and then running out at like 75 pretending to be winded 🤣

Hit me with a psych subject you're into rn. 

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15 minutes ago, supernal said:

I'm answering the question more from a "what academic subjects I like" and less from which ones I liked at school since I don't and didn't like school or paid much attention to it when I was in there

Some of my favorite non-writing related subjects are: philosophy, cultural anthropology, psychology, astronomy, biology and medicine, and of course tech (which is the field I work in now)

Cultural anthropology has expanded to include more history

What book/reading(s) have you been into regarding cultural anthropology recently?

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2 minutes ago, amenities said:

What book/reading(s) have you been into regarding cultural anthropology recently?

Recently, as in 2018 into 2019, I've just started hero with a thousand faces. After that I plan on reading the golden bough. They're both pretty big works, the 2nd one especially so, but are seminal in their field so I want to get at them sooner or later 

I haven't read but have on my docket guns, germs and steel and language, thought and reality

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7 minutes ago, amenities said:

P.E. WAS dope. I remember hiding behind the high-jump mats during the pacer test and then running out at like 75 pretending to be winded 🤣

Hit me with a psych subject you're into rn. 

The integration of fear in paranoia and anxiety. I also love reading about the psychology behind people with antisocial personality disorder. Pyschopaths, man, even Jordan Peterson refers to watching their body posture as showing inherent or believed "authority."

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I kinda echo supernal. I like topics that I never pursued in school or college, or didn’t pay attention to at the time.

I really love astronomy and physics in general. Outer space is sensational to me. I like foreign languages, history, culture, language arts, and I kinda like math even though I suck at it.

I always hated PE. I was one of those. It was mortifying.

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1 hour ago, Ataraxy said:

The integration of fear in paranoia and anxiety. I also love reading about the psychology behind people with antisocial personality disorder. Pyschopaths, man, even Jordan Peterson refers to watching their body posture as showing inherent or believed "authority."

So would you say most people are fear driven, love driven, or somewhere in between?

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1 hour ago, supernal said:

Recently, as in 2018 into 2019, I've just started hero with a thousand faces. After that I plan on reading the golden bough. They're both pretty big works, the 2nd one especially so, but are seminal in their field so I want to get at them sooner or later 

I haven't read but have on my docket guns, germs and steel and language, thought and reality

Added those to my lists. On another note, isn't it you who told me to read Roads to Freedom?

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52 minutes ago, Die Shize said:

I kinda echo supernal. I like topics that I never pursued in school or college, or didn’t pay attention to at the time.

I really love astronomy and physics in general. Outer space is sensational to me. I like foreign languages, history, culture, language arts, and I kinda like math even though I suck at it.

I always hated PE. I was one of those. It was mortifying.

https://www.foxnews.com/science/harvard-prof-doesnt-back-down-from-claims-extraterrestrial-spacecraft-tech-is-flying-past-jupiter-orbit

What are your thoughts on Oumuamua?

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Just now, amenities said:

Added those to my lists. On another note, isn't it you who told me to read Roads to Freedom?

I don’t know who you’re remembering but ... probably! “Proposed roads to freedom” by Bertrand Russell. Very dope, highly recommend. Good dissertation on socialism, anarchism and syndicalism (which was brand new to me) 

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1 minute ago, supernal said:

I don’t know who you’re remembering but ... probably! “Proposed roads to freedom” by Bertrand Russell. Very dope, highly recommend. Good dissertation on socialism, anarchism and syndicalism (which was brand new to me) 

Trick question it was definitely you lol

It's next on my list! Right after I finish Mastery by Robert Greene

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1 hour ago, amenities said:

I think that even distinguished and intelligent people can have it all wrong.

I’ll believe in aliens when I see ‘em.

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My favorite subject in school was graduation.

Art history and psychology (chiefly focused in childhood development) classes were my favorite in college, outside of literature. Art history is still a passion. I've been digging into more philosophy, as well.

love folklore and mythology. And herbalism. And cooking, because food has so much cultural and historical significance and you can eat it. 

Hero with a Thousand Faces is well worth the read, btw.

 

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