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Hobby???

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by basin79, May 18, 2017.

  1. user 666

    user 666 Arachnoknight Active Member

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    Heh

    I might have my info wrong, but as I understand it "the scene" is the insider's name for the BDSM community. (explaining a joke ruins it, I know)
     
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  2. Kendricks

    Kendricks Arachnosquire Active Member

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    Well, considering the pain this hobby can induce, be it physically due to a bad mistake or psychologically because we are indeed dominated by our Theraphosidae-overlords when we obediently clean up after them and flip the water dish back in position because they 'accidentally' flipped it over - again, then, yes - we are in the BDSM scene.
    So bend over and bite your gag-ball. :bucktooth:
     
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  3. AshS

    AshS Arachnopeon

    Whatever happened to Rob? I used to love watching his videos
     
  4. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoprince Active Member

    He's building a new tarantula room as we speak, according to facebook Ab. And is twice as big than he used to be due to bodybuilding. I think if he got bitten again by a Poecie, I think he'll be able to just shrug it off! :eek: :bag:


    Suuuuuure you have your info wrong....:smug:
    Jk :kiss:
     
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  5. Trenor

    Trenor Arachnoprince Active Member

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    Wow, this whole thread was a lot to do about nothing. It's like an argument over the difference between saying a song you like is 'my song' or 'my jam'. It's the same thing. Feel free to plug in whatever word makes you feel cooler when you describe yourself in this T rearing extravaganza we all partake in. :p

    I've heard that term being used all over the place usually to describe some element of subculture by someone that participates in said subculture.
     
  6. Kendricks

    Kendricks Arachnosquire Active Member

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    Mh, I don't think that analogy works well.
    Music is in every case a matter of taste. Now, the use of words can be too - but not their definitions.
    We can't just say "I do not like to call flying-metal-things with wings an 'airplane', because reasons!".
    Well OK, but it still is an airplane, by definition, like it or not.
    (Now that was a master-grade analogy, wasn't it? :meh:)

    What I mean is, the definitions of words, their meanings and implications should be honored and not 'watered-down' under the (ab)use of 'creative license'.
     
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  7. Trenor

    Trenor Arachnoprince Active Member

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    'my song' and 'my jam' are used not to refer to a type of music but to a song you like. It could even be two people talking about the same song. So the terms mean the same thing. Like me saying cool and you saying neat. They both mean we like the thing we are talking about regardless of what we are describing.

    LOL, really? Language has always been in flux since our ancestors started grunting sounds. I can see one such ancestor grunting his disapproval when the other guy misused the honored tongue click. Why do you think slang has existed in every culture on this planet for as long as there has been speech?

    It's all good. You guys keep doing what you're doing. I'll just continue being a tarantula collecting specialist or maybe an arachnid connoisseur. Should I hold my pinkie finger out when I say that?

    If nothing else I've gotten a great laugh from this thread. Thanks guys. :D
     
  8. Kendricks

    Kendricks Arachnosquire Active Member

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    I can assure you that I was not under the impression we all plopped out of our Mothers speaking the same language for thousands of years, no worries.
    Language being developed further continuously doesn't mean to change established terms, though, does it? See my glorious airplane example. We might very well find different words for it, but surely we will not suddenly say "nope, that Boeing 737 is not an airplane anymore, because reasons!".

    Long story short, the point is that one can very well say "I do not like to use the term Hobby for this.", but saying "the term doesn't apply." is flat out wrong.
    It isn't up to ones personal gut-feeling what a term is about, therefore we established definitions - to avoid exactly that.

    And yes, the thread was fun...
     
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  9. Trenor

    Trenor Arachnoprince Active Member

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    What? o_O

    My point is... if you choose to call yourself an environmental engineer, sanitation management specialist, or a custodian doesn't matter. They all convey the idea that you're a janitor. So regardless if you think your a keeper or a hobbyist or pet owner really doesn't matter as they will all work to convey what you do in regards to your tarantulas. You can then use whatever term floats your boat (and conveys the idea) and call it good.

    Well that, and a 4 page discussion on what tarantula peeps should call themselves is humorous to me.
     
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  10. Kendricks

    Kendricks Arachnosquire Active Member

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    @Trenor
    You missed my point again, despite me trying my utmost to make it clear.
    I can only come to the conclusion that my language skills don't suffice, so I am at a loss for what else I could do.
    I'll just leave it be...
     
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  11. Ghost56

    Ghost56 Arachnoknight Active Member

    @Toracnids Why the disagree? If it wasn't a miss click, at least explain why you disagree.
     
  12. mack1855

    mack1855 Arachnosquire Arachnosupporter

    .Arachnoculture is,i think
    the best way to describe our fascination with these animals.If one person,or many,want to call
    it a hobby,go for it.
    Hobby refers to something you do for pleasure,in your spare time,that has a great intrest
    for that person.So...In a way,it is a hobby.But caring for a living creature,whether it,s reptilian,aquatic
    or any other animal is more than a hobby.Its commitment,time and worry.
    Its semantics.Refer to it as you please.
     
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  13. Xafron

    Xafron Arachnosquire Active Member

    Personally, with the exception of cats and dogs and maybe a few other pets that make more personal connections like some rodents or birds, I refer to keeping pets in general as a hobby (inverts, fish, reptiles, amphibians, etc).

    By definition, the word hobby works just fine if you ask me. Keeping these animals is something we do for our pleasure when we're not out doing what life requires of us (working, taking care of family, and so on)...which is what a hobby is.
     
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  14. Ddannison

    Ddannison Arachnopeon

    I support "hobby." I always compare my Ts to gardening. I don't feel love for them or anything, I just really enjoy doing the maintenance and watching them grow.
     
  15. AshS

    AshS Arachnopeon

    Arachnoculturist(s) is Probably the most accurate way to describe us.
    But?
    "Arachnology" - The study of Spiders and other Arachnids.
    Would that not makes us some form of Arachnologists?
     
  16. nicodimus22

    nicodimus22 Arachnoknight Active Member

    Taranthusiasts.
     
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  17. user 666

    user 666 Arachnoknight Active Member

    8-legged freakers
     
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  18. G. pulchra

    G. pulchra Arachnogod Old Timer

    1.
    an activity done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure.
    "her hobbies are reading and gardening"
    synonyms: pastime, leisure activity, leisure pursuit; More



    Definition of hobby
    plural
    hobbies
    1. : a pursuit outside one's regular occupation engaged in especially for relaxation

    A hobby is a regular activity that is done for enjoyment, typically during one's leisure time. Hobbies can include collecting themed items and objects, engaging in creative and artistic pursuits, playing sports, or pursuing other amusements. A list of hobbies is lengthy and always changing as interests and fashions change. By continually participating in a particular hobby, one can acquire substantial skill and knowledge in that area. Engagement in hobbies has increased since the late nineteenth century as workers have more leisure time and advancing production and technology have provided more support for leisure activities. As some hobbies have become less popular, like stamp collecting, others have been created following technological advances, like video games.
     
  19. D Sherlod

    D Sherlod Arachnoknight Active Member

    I use several terms. Not for any reason, it has just evolved this way.
    when speaking about my tarantulas I call them my pets.. ie I just picked a new pet tarantula.
    time on here or taking care of them is my hobby.
    When refering to all of my tarantulas ...it's my collection.
    If I start breeding and selling ...it will be a busines

    Sorry I do that often only because I hate typing the whole word.
    Funny thing is I read posts that way too. Even when people post the whole word.
     
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  20. D Sherlod

    D Sherlod Arachnoknight Active Member

    Ohhh sometimes I refer to them as snacks......

    But that's only the Gummi kind...... A guilty pleasure:)