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From the_ogre
Items from my interest list that no one else has in their interest lists:

andy scott
my favorite has been rock star (guitarist for Sweet, which a few people do have listed)
cat goddesses
lots of people have Bast, but it's not like she's the only one!
collecting other people's hobbies
OK, I'm not surprised no one else lists this
core shamanism
aka cross-cultural shamanic techniques as taught by Michael Harner's Foundation for Shamanic Studies. One person has Michael Harner listed. 666 people have "shamanism" listed. Should I be worried about that number?
how things are made
Cf. "collecting other people's hobbies." Since other people have "what makes people tick" listed, I'm surprised no one lists this.
little glass cats
and no one lists "glass cats" either. A few people list "Fenton" (a maker of glass cats, and other cutesy wootsy glass objects), though.
tellington touch
this is a method for working with nervous animals. It was originally developed for horses. I'm kind of surprised no one has this listed. 4987 people and communities list "horses" as an interest. I use it to work with stray cats (23168 people list cats as an interest) and dogs (11164 list dogs as an interest -- now that's interesting, since I think in the culture at large, dogs are more popular than cats).

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thespian
Jun. 20th, 2002 10:24 am (UTC)
cats actually took over as the most popular household pet about 4 years ago, not just in terms of numbers (because it is easier for cat owners to have 2-3 of them) but households owning cats. I cannot, for the life of me, find a citation for this (I'm just remembering noting that it got some coverage). I'd look a little harder, but I need to take the beasts off to the cat doctor for their cross border exam and vaccinations :-)
firecat
Jun. 20th, 2002 10:31 am (UTC)
you're right
I remember that. I still suspect that the LJ population doesn't match the rest of the population insofar as more than twice as many people list cats as dogs.

Of course, I like both cats and dogs, and I only list cats. But that's because I am a cat...

...and maybe people list specific dog breeds, or something.

...rambling on...
figmo
Jun. 20th, 2002 12:53 pm (UTC)
This "Tellington Touch" sounds interesting. I'd like to know more about it.

As for dogs vs. cats, cats rule culture-wise (and this comes from a "dog-person"). More rental properties permit cats than dogs, hence the proliferation of the former.
firecat
Jun. 20th, 2002 06:03 pm (UTC)
Here is a good web site for Tellington Touch: <http://www.ttouch.com/">http://www.ttouch.com/</a>
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firecat
Jun. 20th, 2002 06:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Core shamanism
You do Harner-style shamanism?

I didn't list it as "shamanism" because there are a lot of different kinds, and I do one specific kind.
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firecat
Jun. 21st, 2002 03:23 pm (UTC)
solitary paganism
Shall we create a community for solitary paganism?
firecat
Jun. 21st, 2002 03:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Harner Shamnism
Harner shamanism it is... one less "solitary interest" for me!
pir_anha
Jun. 20th, 2002 08:10 pm (UTC)
collecting other people's hobbies i don't list because, well, you came up with that, and to me it's still yours, *little grin*. but yeah, i do that.

how things are made probably corresponds to "how stuff works" which i have over in my deadjournal but haven't yet transferred.

i really would like to be able to have different listings for "core interests", "stuff i dabble in", "stuff`that sounds really cool but i never get to it", "stuff that i'd be happy to talk about with an enthusiastic practitioner". though i guess the latter would pretty much cover everything, *snicker*, so there wouldn't be much point.

maybe not exactly those categories, but more than one, definitely. listing "music" seems too damn vague, listing every genre of music i like a lot wouold overwhelm the list with musical stuff. it'd be nice to have sort of a tree structure where people could look who share the overarching interest.

-piranha
firecat
Jun. 21st, 2002 03:27 pm (UTC)
I certainly would be pleased if you also listed "collecting other people's hobbies." *grin*

"how things are made" has an emphasis on crafts, but it might be somewhat similar to "how stuff works." (4 people list "the way things work".)

Yes, I'd like all those different categories for my interests too, but then I'd very quickly go over the 150 interest limit!

I also wish there were ways to easily find people with similar interests but who used different words to describe them. But I can see how that would get messy pretty fast...
pir_anha
Jun. 22nd, 2002 01:45 pm (UTC)
I certainly would be pleased if you also listed "collecting other people's hobbies." *grin*

oh, cool. done. :-)

"how things are made" has an emphasis on crafts

ah yes. though it could have a general emphasis on how things are made other than crafts. which i have internally subsumed into "how stuff works", not because it's inherent in that, but because i always want to know how it's made as well. i love factory tours, *grin*. that reminds me, the paramour and i were gonna go to a local papermill and check out their tour.

so there is a 150 interests limit, eh. now i am tempted to see whether there are people who list as their 150th "more interests than livejournal can handle" :-), or something like that.

yeah, a more fuzzy search would be nice, and indeed messy. as it is i am spending lots of time just cruising. though mostly people who have different-but-funky-sounding interests, right now.

-piranha, who has to get out of the habit of hitting TAB at the start of every new line, *sigh*.
firecat
Jun. 22nd, 2002 07:26 pm (UTC)
Yay! Fewer lonely interests.

5 communities and 152 people list "more" as an interest. 16 people list "more..." 138 list "and more" (the first one on that list has the name "queen nerd-pants").

I like factory tours, but my brain doesn't process them very well, so I tend not to remember them.
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