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Thoughts and Feelings

TheTaZe

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To be honest. I'm gonna spill some shit that has been on my mind for a bit now. It may be seen as complaining but I honestly just get annoyed by it even if it isn't a huge deal. I feel that I have interests that don't align with most people and when I try to share them and share my excitement about them I feel that I'm ignored in a way that kind of hurts. I understand that people have different interests and mine may not interest someone but it's just a bit depressing especially when you try to connect with someone but realize that they like things that you just can't relate to. I really think that might be my biggest limiting factor in life. I just don't care about things like Pokemon, Final Fantasy, Game of Thrones, Marvel Universe, and other things.

My music taste is pretty vibrant to be frank, and I really do enjoy things like Rock and Metal but I feel that the people I talk to on a daily basis just don't connect or understand my feelings on the matter. Yes, I am very aware that this is be whining about people ignoring me and that I'm sounding like attention whore, but these are the nagging feels that I have in the back of my head and they just keep on coming up when I put myself in a situation like that.

This also ties to Status Updates on the forums. I like posting things that I really have a passion in but I really feel like if the status has nothing to do with ponies then it is just ignored and left to void. I will probably continue to post things that I have a passion in even if I am complaining about people not giving it the attention that I feel it deserves.

Thanks for listening to my rambilings and take what I say with a grain of salt because these are basically my emotions just talking for me.

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Odyssey

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I understand what you mean about niche interests. Pokemon might be my absolute favourite thing ever, but a lot of other things I do like is not really known well by others. Or at worst, those other things I follow is considered a meme or not good. I'm honestly too afraid to say I like so-and-so these days because people are usually just so hard to relate to

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Tacodidra

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That's a familiar feeling to me... I've always had niche interests too. And it does feel quite frustrating that no one else seems to be interested in them (not talking about people here on the forums but offline). To be honest, it seems to me that most people aren't really interested in anything – even most of the things you mentioned you're not interested in would be considered niche interests where I'm from. :muffins:

As for the status updates, I've enjoyed the ones you've posted with music. I always try to listen to the songs, either immediately or sometimes saving them for later... But it's often difficult for me to think of any replies to those kinds of statuses (besides repeating "Good song" over and over, which would feel like spamming :adorkable:), as interesting as the songs are. And that seems to be the case for a lot of people, I've noticed the music statuses don't usually get many replies (though I enjoy them, and I'm sure many others do too). With the other non-MLP related subjects, I'd guess a lot of people just feel they aren't familiar enough with the subject in question. I try to reply to those sometimes, but I feel trying to comment on a status about a movie or game (or anything else) I know literally nothing about might just prove annoying (which is just about the last thing I want to be). :derp:

So in my case, at least, a lack of reply from me doesn't mean I'm disinterested in those things, just that I can't think of anything to say for the reasons I mentioned above. And by all means, continuing to post about things you care about is the right thing to do! :rarity:

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I somewhat empathize; I tend to have rather strange interests as well. You may not know this, but in spite of my recent fondness for My Little Pony, it is actually competing with Godzilla for my favorite franchise of all time. Even so, however... I virtually never mention the latter here. Perhaps I am too submissive, but I only mention things I believe others will care about in specific situations. For example, I also frequent Toho Kingdom alongside MLPF, and discuss Godzilla and other miscellaneous daikaiju there. It is all a matter of which audience you are speaking to, the overall community, or which individual you are speaking to, in my experience. Some people are more inclined to be more interested in certain things than others, so I do my best to cater towards them. Everyone socializes differently, however... and I am known to be rather obsequious. :-D

Either way, I do understand how it feels to have rather alienating differences; in most situations, it's as if you can ever truly unleash your passions. Fortunately, however, we live in an age where being "strange" is easier than ever, and it appears that it will only get easier as time goes on. :grin: I would hardly consider your interests limiting, when all is said and done; mutual interests may connect people, but they are hardly the basis for relationships, after all.

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I just don't care about things like Pokemon, Final Fantasy, Game of Thrones, Marvel Universe, and other things.

 

I *totally* get it. :please:

That's why I try to find things I do have in common with people & work from there. :)

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I think @Tacodidra summed up what I wanted to say really well, so imagine his comment being here too. :P 

 

I also have *different* interests, so I know that feel. I generally consider myself as an uninteresting person, so here's that. :P 

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I just don't care about things like Pokemon, Final Fantasy, Game of Thrones, Marvel Universe, and other things.

same, same, same, same and same I think. :mlp_icwudt: I mean, it's not that I don't like these, I'm just not hyped for these. If I'll get a chance to watch/play it, fine, if not, welp, maybe someday. ^_^ I could say a word or two about these, but I doubt I'd be able to get into a detailed discussion. :twi:

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You can't expect to always find people who will match the same interests as you. Everyone is unique in some ways, so some things won't resonate as well with some people as it will with others. If there's something you're passionate about, more power to you. Keep posting!

In the context of staus updates, sometimes people might just not be able to muster up words to describe their feelings. I can guarantee that there are people who appreciate what you put out, but might not be as open to it as you.

It doesn't necessarily have to be big interests that allow you to get along with other people. It can be little things. Take Maud Pie (Season 4, Episode 18) for example. Maud didn't exactly share interests or have a lot in common with the Mane 6, which initially created a wall between them. Later on, they managed to connect after they found out they had a small thing in common - they all loved Pinkie Pie. Is that poor example? Maybe, but my point still stands.

Nah, you're not being an attention whore. It can be quite frustrating when there are difficulties in interests and whatnot, but there's always a way to make things work.

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