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Key-J
Paragon

What do you do when you're not gaming?

Our community seems to be growing, which is awesome! So I'm curious what does everyone here do when they aren't gaming? It could be your favorite hobby, your go-to non-videogame or anything in between!

Me, I'm a big fan of cooking - so I love to try and make elaborate meals from time to time. Even if it is to the dismay of my wife, who thinks I overcomplicate things 🀣, and create a big mess lol.

Other than that the rest of my free time is occupied by my kids and having fun with them. PSA: For anyone who doesn't have kids, or is about to. Prepare to spend a lot of time on the floor. 

So, what about you? What do you enjoy?

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ThunderBeaver
Miniboss

Lately my nephew and I who both have 10 year old daughters have started teaching them about firearm safety and proper firearm control.

On sidearms shotguns rifles and bows. 

This was the age that we were granted that responsibility and now we are passing that knowledge on.

Our daughters really enjoy it though they do get some minor bruising from the shotgun and rifle recoil they don't complain about it. 

The main thing we drill into them is every firearm is to be treated like it is always loaded and that it could go off without warning even if you know its unloaded.

Also how to clean and maintain the firearms after use. We get some complaints from that due to some of the solvents and lubricant odors used in maintaining firearms but they still enjoy it.

Those girls are way better shots at that age than we were. Happy daddies passing on knowledge. 

Thanks for sharing @ThunderBeaver 

My dad taught me how to use firearms when I was 12-ish. I respect them. We used to go out to my aunt's house (in the hills) and spend a few hours shooting at cans, bottles, etc. I clearly remember the first time I shot his rifle, I was a little scared, nervous, with a splash of excitement...then boom! Just like that, I got over it.

LOL - "Those girls are way better shots at that age than we were. Happy daddies passing on knowledge." Good one! πŸ˜‰

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drpluto
Adept III

watching alot of youtube and discovering artist like laura nyro

Anonymous
Not applicable

I DAD.

Gaming is just a way to decompress from DAD'ing.

To elucidate on what it means to DAD,  I Protect, Provide, Proselytize, Procrastinate, Pillory, and Prognosticate. 

My children are all adulting full-time nowadays and I still DAD.

Best job I ever had...

 

 

frederickrobinson
Journeyman III

Hey everyone!

It's awesome to see our community growing! When I'm not gaming, I find joy in the art of cooking. Experimenting with elaborate meals is my thing, much to the chagrin of my wife, who thinks I make a mess of the kitchen. Outside the culinary adventures, my free time is all about my kids - and a heads up to those without kids, get ready to spend a lot of time on the floor! How about you? What fills your non-gaming hours? By the way, anyone here into PC PicsArt?

Let's connect and share our creative side! Best of Luck!!

I love drawing on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ from time to time. Trying to get better. I also love going out and attending meetups - board games, language exchange, casual socials in pubs, etc. I wanna get back into bouldering and parkour, but most of my friends are now married and have kids, so they have no time.

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With 850 acres, farm maintenance is a continuous job.  Even though I am retired, I still have a daily job.  We are in the process of selling equipment and repairing, maintenance, etc. keeps us busy.  


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RizwanAli
Journeyman III

Hello Dear!

It's awesome to see our community growing! When I'm not gaming, I find joy in the art of cooking. Experimenting with elaborate meals is my thing, much to the chagrin of my wife, who thinks I make a mess of the kitchen. Outside the culinary adventures, my free time is all about my kids - and a heads up to those without kids, get ready to spend a lot of time on the floor! How about you? What fills your non-gaming hours? By the way, anyone here into PC PicsArt?

Let's connect and share our creative side! Best of Luck!!

Awol
Challenger

Reading, fishing and gigs

shahzaibhassan
Journeyman III

When I'm not gaming, I'm often exploring my creative side with photo editing apps like PicsArt and Remini. I love experimenting with different effects and filters to enhance my photos and create unique visual stories. It's a fun and relaxing way to unwind and express myself creatively. Plus, it's a great way to capture memories and moments with friends and family. So if you're ever looking to add some artistic flair to your photos, give PicsArt or Remini a try – you might just discover a new favorite hobby! :artist_palette::sparkles:

opcode
Adept I

The question for me would be "what would I be doing when you're not programming?" Haven't played a game in a little while now. Firing up an IDE and mashing the keyboard to give life to software has become the norm for me. Especially with the dawn of AI there's so many possibilities for what software can do.

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