What are your Talents?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by gizmo_gal, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. gizmo_gal

    gizmo_gal QWEEN of the RadioActive Force!!!

    Apr 10, 2008
    United States
    1st dimension, Earth
    Well, I searched and didn't find a topic discussing talents and hobbies, so I decided to make one as I've been thinking about talent a lot these past several months.
    As far as I can tell, I don't possess one, it kinda sucks as so far, all my other siblings do, but thats not to say that I dont enjoy various things, I used to be athletic and I still have very good hand/eye coordination, but maybe that just means I had a healthy start on life [​IMG]...

    The things I enjoy most are writing--about any and everything, fiction, non fiction, essays, whatever. Writing is the sole reason I am still sane--I enjoy drawing and cartooning though I'm not all that great at it. I'm not able to get around physically the way I used to, though I still stay (semi)active by playing backyard sports of all sorts. If I could be healed tomorrow, given good health, I'd probably sell my own blood to start a physical campaign of something crazy-extreme, like go cross country on a bike or something. I am creative, I have all sorts of ideas and plans and schemes running through my mind, but I dont ever really carry through with them, as I lack the finances or skills to do so, but I read whenever I can to help me understand stuff so that, should I live long and get the chance, I can have some of my ideas realized...

    So, what are your talents?
    Talent being defined as something you are good at with out too much formal or informal instruction.

    What are your hobbies?
    Hobbies being recreational activities that you do for pleasure or personal reward. Its ok if you benefit financially from it, but money cant be your motivation for having started it, or doing it now. Thats more like a job, thinks I.

    You cant say gaming.
    Thats the only rule. As everyone can safely assume that you have a gaming hobby if you're a member of this site.

    You cant say anything sexual either. If you are on this site, then you're a human, regardless of any wise cracks you make about being part of some other species. As a human we can all just assume that you dedicate a large portion of your life to sexually gratifying pursuits and interests. Social etiquette dictates we keep this part of our lives as much to ourselves as possible, so that the rest of us can be comfortable.

    How many of you hobbies do you indulge? Whats something you wish you could do but cant, or would like to do, but up until this point haven't?
    Is there a talent that you wish you had but dont?

    Oddly, I'd like to know that I have a talent, but I dont even know which one I'd want...I dont want to sing, or dance, as it doesn't seem all that too me. I would like to be a skilled artist, but thats just it, I want it as a skill. I'd love to be able to study drawing, sketching, painting, etc for like 6 or 8 months undisturbed. I want to study a martial art, but thats something I'd also like to work for...I guess I'm good with kids, but I don't particularly like them, and I'm not sure it counts as a talent...

    Well, enough of my inane rambling, Tempers, discuss the topic at hand--Talents and Hobbies that you do have, would like to have, etc....
  2. phoood

    phoood taking it to a whole new level.

    Jul 28, 2006
    United States
    Seeing as this is a gaming forum, you should have also mentioned you can't vote for masturbation.
  3. distorted.freque

    distorted.freque I'm getting mixed signals here!

    Jan 31, 2008
    Right about...here.
    Writing. It's the only thing I do nowadays, besides hanging out on forums. 'Course, whether or not it's an actual talent is still questionable...What I usually write right now is either fanfic or the occasional poem.

    I like reading books too and editing other people's work, although the latter part is only when I'm in a good mood.

    Art is fun to do but I don't do as much as I used to because the creativity gets drained from my Art class.

    ...Well, that's about it. >_> I don't think I have any talents whatsoever so...yeah.
  4. JPH

    JPH Banned

    Jul 11, 2006
    United States
    I've got a knack for finding porn.
    My hobby is finding porn.

    Actually, I've been told I've got a pretty good hand at drawing.
    I'm also decent with helping old people with their general computer-related issues.
    Hobbies? Bah, just regular crap I guess.
  5. hankchill

    hankchill I Pwn n00bs.

    Nov 5, 2005
    Outer Space

    Hmmm... I can crack my nose [​IMG]
  6. miruki

    miruki GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 23, 2008
    Gambia, The
    I'm fairly good at drawing and writing...

    My hobby is making games.. oh well, maybe that's more like my big dream. I also am trying to write a book, but I'm so slooow...

    My biggest talent is bringing ppl together.. like, I just know who gets along with who and so I make them get to know each other.. some grand friendships came out of that.. eh, but it's not like I'm matchmaking couples or anything!
  7. gizmo_gal

    gizmo_gal QWEEN of the RadioActive Force!!!

    Apr 10, 2008
    United States
    1st dimension, Earth
    Whats your book about, and how long have you been working on it? I've been working on little series of fantasy books for about...7 years now. Keep at it =D. Maybe we'll see each other on the Oprah show in a few more years.
  8. distorted.freque

    distorted.freque I'm getting mixed signals here!

    Jan 31, 2008
    Right about...here.
    You're writing a book, eh? Any chance of seeing a sneak peek preview? Haha. Before you get famous?

    I wish I could write a novel too but I'm still waaaay too busy working on my fics which help me develop my writing skills in general. [​IMG]
  9. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    May 14, 2006
    United States
    I'm good with compooters and I liek them.

    One thing that I wish was that I was good at drawing and music and other creative talents...
  10. NeSchn

    NeSchn GBAPimpdaddy.

    Oct 4, 2007
    United States
    Troy,New York PimpStatus: King
    My talents are that I am musical. I am a band whore I am in/have been in 9 bands that I know of...

    Neil's Project (Me singing retarded stuff) Deceased
    Lake of Anal Mucus (Grindcore) Deceased
    Constipated Fetus (Grindcore) Deceased
    The Neilkrophagist (A grindcore mix with noise and awesomeness) Active
    Pure Forgery (Jam Band with my friend) On Hold
    Death by Keyboard (Keyboard Grindcore) On Hold
    Chaotic Angel (Death Metal band) Active
    Cap Gun Roulette (Metal) Active
    Jejima (Techno) Partially Active

    I am also good at computers...

    I am freaking amazing at drums too [​IMG] [​IMG]
  11. frostfire

    frostfire GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 13, 2003
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    My main hobby is music. I love, like most people, listening to music but I enjoy making music myself even more. I play (electric/acoustic) guitar for about 1 year now, and piano for about 7 years. Looking for playing in a band, but it's hard to find people with a large garage/room to practice in so most of the time we have to hire a practice room/studio which is expensive. Also I compose my own songs, though I'm looking for more theoretical background since I do everything (on guitar) by hear now.

    Besides music I practice badminton every now and then as a sport, and also don't mind reading a good book.
  12. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

    Jan 14, 2006
    My talent? I'm creative for writing stories and making jokes, I think..

    My hobby is making flash animations and games for my site.. although I don't have much time for that these days, also, I use flash on my job so I can't stand to look to it at home! [​IMG]
  13. ScuberSteve

    ScuberSteve Newbie

    Now that I think about it, I don't think I have many talents...
    If that's true, then I've wasted 15 years...

    But, I probably have SOMETHING.
    Does being able to do anything as long as instructions are provided count? (Keyword: able not, willing)
    Uhh... I'm literate...
    I can fold extremely small paper cranes despite my massively enourmous hands...

    I forgot that I can play the clarinet pretty damn well >.<

    I try to read books as much as possible, but I'm also prone to not read for the sake of worrying something more awesome will come up. But that awesome thing never comes...
    Recently read:
    JTHM (Happy, fishjew?)
    Plum Lucky - Janet Evanovich
    Thinner - Stephen King
    Disappearing Nightly - Laura Resnick

    Draw. People, cartoons, animals, genitalia, anything.
    Or dance. Dance always seems fun.
  14. silent sniper

    silent sniper !dennaB

    Jan 3, 2008
    Vancouver, Canada
    Fast thinking
    thats about it.

    edit: also, lamb of god style deathmetal growling
  15. Holaitsme

    Holaitsme 10/10 would be loyal again

    May 14, 2008
    United States
    im pretty good at skateboarding i also play mariachi!
    some others things are that i know basic html thats about it
  16. Beware

    Beware GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 5, 2007
    United States
    I play the organ (lulz), guitar, I sing (basso-profoundo range) and I act. I'm mostly self-taught on organ and guitar and I'm a trained vocalist and semi-trained actor. I'm also pretty good with computers and fixing things. And of course the basic hobbies: gaming, reading, politics, debating, eating, sleeping, etc.
  17. Flooded

    Flooded Banned

    Jan 13, 2008
    United States
    I can lick my elbow.
  18. VVoltz

    VVoltz The Pirate Lord

    Nov 6, 2002
    You liar!

    I on the other hand CAN sing along all the songs from the movie Across the Universe, THAT is having madz skillz!
  19. Mewgia

    Mewgia drifter

    Dec 16, 2006
    United States
    Boston, MA
    I'm a bit of a musician, if it wasn't so late I'd be practicing now for a big cello audition I have on Thursday. I play the electric bass as well, but I've been neglecting that because of said audition.

    I'm also sort of good at fixing computer issues and doing other IT-related things like that, not nearly as good as some members of GBAtemp but well enough that I could probably make some money from it (if my equally-techie friend stops being so lazy I'd be working on starting a home computer repair business with him now...but he's busy wasting time on Garry's Mod. brb bothering him to do something with his talents :|)
  20. Beware

    Beware GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 5, 2007
    United States
    TBH, I HATED that movie. I thought the covers were some of the worst Beatle's covers I've ever heard and I feel the story was watered down to cater to a teenage, ignorant demographic (I'm not calling you ignorant as technically I am part of that demographic). I also feel there were points where it was trying way too hard to be artsy and points where it ignored how artistic it was. It really just couldn't find a good middle ground.[/off-topic rant]