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Because of my phenotype, I'm used to a lot of prejudgement. Hell, people don't even guess that I'm a gamer most of the times.

But for all of us, there's always that one bit of news that makes people completely shocked that you like that.

For me? One of the biggest ones is that I love Ben Folds. First, though, you have to find someone who actually knows who Ben Folds is. If they are old enough, you just have to hum a little bit of 'Brick' and they'll go "OOOOH. That guy?!"

Yes. I think he's great. He has something for every mood I feel. Even gangsta rap sung to piano.

What are some of the things that you love that, without fail, shocks someone else?

For me, it would have to be my love for Shiina Ringo's music, which was as much a surprise on my end as well as I don't really dig J-Pop nor am I heavy into Japanese media (though I periodically checkout an occasional anime and movie). Shiina's music is far beyond just pop music as she is a true artist writing and composing her music. The thing I realize that I must have in my music is near constant variety in what I'm hearing as I hate the same constant beat or chord over and over again. Anyway, the thing about Shiina is she utilizes basically every instrument and performs with an orchestra (or like a 10+ piece jazz-like band). She even created and fronted a rock band (Tokyo Jihen), which is the best rock since the likes of the Zeppelins and Queens because it was a true 5-piece band with great bass lines and a dedicated keyboardist as great bass and piano/keyboards are quite absent from just about any rock band from the 90s or later.

Here's a 3-song set from her latest concert:
https://vimeo.com/222798814

Yes, any time I mention that I like Southland Tales I get some kind of response. Even more I get a gigantic reaction when I say I bought Metroid: Other M and didn't hate it. Other than being really heavy handed with the 'mother' and 'baby' symbolism, giving Samus regenerating health and destroying the difficulty, and completely botching an interesting side plot and gameplay mechanic with the 'deleter' side story... I found it to be a decent Metroid game.

My room naturally has a slight smell to it, which I rather like. like an animal marking it's territory, it's a "me" smell. but it's fairly faint. but without fail, most who walk in there act like it's full of mustard gas.

I often had people suprised by the music I listen to.

I'm a huge fan of metal (black and doom metal in particular) always will be. But people most of the time don't expect me to like artists/musicians like Fats Domino, Enya, Kate bush, Talking Heads, etc aswel.

People are often surprised when they see my (rather large) collection of cheesy 80s pop cds (I'm a metalhead).

Side note: I had to look up what a "phenotype" was, so I learnt something today. Cheers, OP!

Based on how I look most people wouldn't assume I build PCs and play D&D. People see my arms and assume I only care about guzzling protein.

I'm a Supernatural Horror film and TV fan, and am known thus amongst my In Real Life friends.

One of my favorite shows?

Upstairs Downstairs (1971). Naturally.

Ponies, straight up.
I'm a martial arts/self defense instructor, weight lift, drink boiling whiskey and wrestle alligators. Yet I love me Pinkie's Smile song.

On the opposite end, something people assume I like but don't, MMA and boxing. Its just gratuitous violence and gives bad ideas about how to fight to kids and fans alike. Don't ever ever watch an MMA match and assume that's what any street fight will be like.

Methoxetamine

Well I'm pretty much feeling like that (the recieving end of it) with the upcoming film "Ready Player One". Really? Like 99.9 on here seen to have a negative reaction to it and yet I'm on the 0.01 end of it? -_-

I guess before that one was liking that punk/ rock (don't cared the definited gerne) band "The Ramsus" back in the 00's. My former High School friends were all into rock and punk bands and yet I was more into dance music (yeah it didn't went well me with the ridicule). Anyway it turns out the only few rock/ punk band that I did liked was The Ramsus which they actually loathe!

Oh and with the whole "You like WHAT" is my best friend loving that Adult Swim show "The Tim and Eric Show"! Ok granted I never said that out loud toward him, more like internally in my thought. We both hate The Family Guy and yet he like that show which I view the humour to be somewhat in the same tier to the Time and Eric Show. I still never told him that I hate that show!

Poetic Nova:
I often had people suprised by the music I listen to.

I'm a huge fan of metal (black and doom metal in particular) always will be. But people most of the time don't expect me to like artists/musicians like Fats Domino, Enya, Kate bush, Talking Heads, etc aswel.

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That's pretty similar to me. I like to say I'm into good music, not any one genre. However, my brother associates me with metal and hard rock, as that's what he's used to hearing me listen to. Cue surprise on his part that I not only am fully aware of who NWA and Eminem were/are, but consider "The Marshall Mathers LP" to be a fantastic album.

Another one for music. I like a wide enough variety, but I think people think I only like whiney emo type music. I definately surprised one guy for liking the Rolling Stones, and another for liking Smashing Pumpkins.

Also, cause I am extremely shy in person, alot of people seem to think I have nothing to say. But if someone talks to me about something I actually care at all about, then they find out thats not true.

Silentpony:
I'm a martial arts/self defense instructor, weight lift, drink boiling whiskey and wrestle alligators.

Since my mental image of you is based off Nick Wilde from Zootopia, this really fucks with it.

As a metalhead I've had people be surprised that I like Disney movies. I also got some surprised reactions when I said cooking is my hobby. Imagine a metalhead headbanging to heavy metal while cooking up a delicate dish for his girlfriend. Yup, that's me. :P

Saelune:
Since my mental image of you is based off Nick Wilde from Zootopia, this really fucks with it.

Couldn't resist!

Silentpony:
Ponies, straight up.
I'm a martial arts/self defense instructor, weight lift, drink boiling whiskey and wrestle alligators. Yet I love me Pinkie's Smile song.

On the opposite end, something people assume I like but don't, MMA and boxing. Its just gratuitous violence and gives bad ideas about how to fight to kids and fans alike. Don't ever ever watch an MMA match and assume that's what any street fight will be like.

Do you get the people who do the karate hands and make the "Kiai!" sound? Because I personally hate that when it happens.

I'm also fucking doing a Filipino Martial Art... There's no Kiais...

JUMBO PALACE:
Based on how I look most people wouldn't assume I build PCs and play D&D. People see my arms and assume I only care about guzzling protein.

You want to make a support group? Major Armstrong can be our Mascot.

ObsidianJones:

Silentpony:
Ponies, straight up.
I'm a martial arts/self defense instructor, weight lift, drink boiling whiskey and wrestle alligators. Yet I love me Pinkie's Smile song.

On the opposite end, something people assume I like but don't, MMA and boxing. Its just gratuitous violence and gives bad ideas about how to fight to kids and fans alike. Don't ever ever watch an MMA match and assume that's what any street fight will be like.

Do you get the people who do the karate hands and make the "Kiai!" sound? Because I personally hate that when it happens.

Not Karate moves no, but I'll just be out or at a party, someone asks what my hobbies are, I explain to them about Krav Maga, and then they're all like "Show me something! Teach me how to defend myself!" as if the floor of a restaurant is a good place for that, or that I can do in 5mins what it takes years and years to learn...

Silentpony:

Not Karate moves no, but I'll just be out or at a party, someone asks what my hobbies are, I explain to them about Krav Maga, and then they're all like "Show me something! Teach me how to defend myself!" as if the floor of a restaurant is a good place for that, or that I can do in 5mins what it takes years and years to learn...

God, I used to hate that when I was a personal trainer.

"Oh, quick, tell me how to get in shape!"

"Sure, quickly, tell me everything in your life that you're doing not to be in the shape you want to be!"

Doesn't win you any friends, but it does point out the silliness of the idea.

ObsidianJones:
Because of my phenotype, I'm used to a lot of prejudgement. Hell, people don't even guess that I'm a gamer most of the times.

But for all of us, there's always that one bit of news that makes people completely shocked that you like that.

For me? One of the biggest ones is that I love Ben Folds. First, though, you have to find someone who actually knows who Ben Folds is. If they are old enough, you just have to hum a little bit of 'Brick' and they'll go "OOOOH. That guy?!"

Yes. I think he's great. He has something for every mood I feel. Even gangsta rap sung to piano.

What are some of the things that you love that, without fail, shocks someone else?

"Still Fighting It" will forever be my favourite Ben Folds track. It never fails to strike an emotional chord with me and the music video adds an additional layer of "right in the feels.

FrozenCones:

ObsidianJones:
Because of my phenotype, I'm used to a lot of prejudgement. Hell, people don't even guess that I'm a gamer most of the times.

But for all of us, there's always that one bit of news that makes people completely shocked that you like that.

For me? One of the biggest ones is that I love Ben Folds. First, though, you have to find someone who actually knows who Ben Folds is. If they are old enough, you just have to hum a little bit of 'Brick' and they'll go "OOOOH. That guy?!"

Yes. I think he's great. He has something for every mood I feel. Even gangsta rap sung to piano.

What are some of the things that you love that, without fail, shocks someone else?

"Still Fighting It" will forever be my favourite Ben Folds track. It never fails to strike an emotional chord with me and the music video adds an additional layer of "right in the feels.

That last sorry.

It's heartbreaking. I'm sorry that you have to deal with all of this, I always wanted the best for you. But also, I'm sorry you're like me. I remember how it felt being me in your shoes. And I'm sorry being my son means you have to have the same pains.

A father apologizing to his son for that. It really still brings tears to my eyes.

Generalissimo:
My room naturally has a slight smell to it, which I rather like. like an animal marking it's territory, it's a "me" smell. but it's fairly faint. but without fail, most who walk in there act like it's full of mustard gas.

My room is apparently cold as fuck. The stupid heat duct is broken, so it never really warms up. We're talking like a 5 degree (Fahrenheit) difference at most, but you'd think that I live in a goddamn meat locker the way people react.

ObsidianJones:

You want to make a support group? Major Armstrong can be our Mascot.

HA! I'm in! Deadlifts at 5:00 LAN party at 7:30.

Metal.

Poetic Nova:
I often had people suprised by the music I listen to.

I'm a huge fan of metal (black and doom metal in particular) always will be. But people most of the time don't expect me to like artists/musicians like Fats Domino, Enya, Kate bush, Talking Heads, etc aswel.

It works the other way for me. I'm into metal, albeit more accessible metal, like Power Metal, Folk Metal, Melodic Metal, etc. I had a group of metalhead friends in college and I stood out since I was the only one who wore light-colored polo shirts and sweaters instead of black tee shirts, and had short hair. I also didn't like to drink or party, and often had a very friendly face. I pretty much completely went against the metalhead stereotype, and while they accepted me, their other friends/girlfriends were often surprised that I was actually one of them.

JUMBO PALACE:

ObsidianJones:

You want to make a support group? Major Armstrong can be our Mascot.

HA! I'm in! Deadlifts at 5:00 LAN party at 7:30.

Ok. I'll be real about my bitchness.

I hate deadlifts. I always have. I just hate them. I would rather do a thirty minute Bear Complex than deadlifts.

And I know there's a deadlift component in a Bear Complex. But... my hate is irrational. I've always known this.

People are always thrown for a loop by my taste in music.

Everyone assumes I'm into either classic rock or something with the word "metal" in it.

When in truth I like this sort of stuff:

Generalissimo:
My room naturally has a slight smell to it, which I rather like. like an animal marking it's territory, it's a "me" smell. but it's fairly faint. but without fail, most who walk in there act like it's full of mustard gas.

In my experience everyone's rooms smell weird to everyone except the person(s) who sleep in it.

Guy's rooms smell like socks. Women's rooms smell like air freshener. Couple's rooms either smell like sex or air freshener or some combination of the two, depending.

ObsidianJones:

JUMBO PALACE:

ObsidianJones:

You want to make a support group? Major Armstrong can be our Mascot.

HA! I'm in! Deadlifts at 5:00 LAN party at 7:30.

Ok. I'll be real about my bitchness.

I hate deadlifts. I always have. I just hate them. I would rather do a thirty minute Bear Complex than deadlifts.

And I know there's a deadlift component in a Bear Complex. But... my hate is irrational. I've always known this.

Silentpony:
Ponies, straight up.
I'm a martial arts/self defense instructor, weight lift, drink boiling whiskey and wrestle alligators. Yet I love me Pinkie's Smile song.

On the opposite end, something people assume I like but don't, MMA and boxing. Its just gratuitous violence and gives bad ideas about how to fight to kids and fans alike. Don't ever ever watch an MMA match and assume that's what any street fight will be like.

That's actually how I got into ponies. My friend, who has been doing MMA/stick/grappling fighting since 2001 was interested enough by all the internet stuff to give it a watch the show and he got me to check it out on one of our drinking nights. Been totally hooked since season 2 ended. Oddly enough another friend of mine who has also been doing the MMA thing just as long also got into ponies but on his own. Which is weird since he tends to be a hater. He and his wife got home after a party or something and they were still high or drunk, she wanted something happy to watch, and all that was on was ponies, specifically the episode where Twilight goes kinda nuts, Lesson Zero, that made him a lite fan.

About the only thing people think surprising about me is about just how much I love motorcycles. I mean, I love most things with a motor (except cars, but that's mostly got to do with the people behind the wheel ... not the concept), but motorcycles will always be a passion. Apart from that ... I don't know. Most of the stuff I consume is thesaurus mundane commonplace. I have very recently gotten into My Little Pony. But I don't think that's pretty weird in the Western world at least. I mean how can you not like pastel ponies?

I suppose I can relate something that I definitely am not into inspite of life.

I was an enlistee and I had a good thing going before the accident, yet I hate other people's blood. Really loathe it. Mine? Not so bad... I kind of sucked it up and hid it, but other people's blood is nightmare fuel. When I was very young I wanted to be a G.P, I wanted to go full Royal Flying Doctor as well! Helping bring medical care to every sq. in. of Australia as a member of the most comprehensive aeromedical service in the world!

But pretty sure my antipathy to other people's blood would have made passing the practicals impossible.

I try as much as possible not to describe mundane thing I don't like as things I hate ... 'hate' should be considered with some form of incredible weight of aversion and revulsion. So believe when I say I hate other people's blood, I really loathe it. The funny thing I also hate the sight of animal blood. Hate it. You bite your lip and help fix one of your squadmate's wounds, but argh ... part of me wanted to vomit.

The New Girl.

I... I want them to all be my friends. I just... Is there anyone out there like Schmidt? Please?

Getting a bit specific with this one but whenever I tell any Doctor Who fans that my favourite classic Doctor is Paul McGann's 8th Doctor I get blank stares and utter incredulity, often accompanied by "but... why!?"

Music taste is a big one. A lot of mine is classic pop rock, 90s pop, musical theatre showtunes, the orchestral scores of movies, current stuff like 1D or their respective solo stuff, shit like that. Then I put it on shuffle and "Where the hood at" by DMX comes on and you have never seen a group of people all turn their heads in one direction faster. They just can't square my occasional interest in rap music with the weird gay as fuck nerdy bastard that I am 99% of the time.

ObsidianJones:
I love Ben Folds

Wait, that band that did that one song from the 90's? That "Give me my money back, you bitch" thing? Goddamn.

Gah, who am I to judge? I feel the same way about Less than Jake.

Ok, really controversial: Picnicface (who had all of one season on Canadian pay-extra cable channels and one spectacularly unsuccesful film which I unashamedly love) was the greatest sketch-comedy-troupe of all time. Yes I include Monty-Python, Kids-in-the-hall and In Living Colour. Furthermore, their cancellation over a decade ago is the single greatest blow to Canadian culture since Don Cherry.

Jeff Dunham's stand up. Yes, I know, but I still get a laugh out of some of his jokes, even if I'm not a big a fan as I was when I was younger.

Scarim Coral:
Well I'm pretty much feeling like that (the recieving end of it) with the upcoming film "Ready Player One". Really? Like 99.9 on here seen to have a negative reaction to it and yet I'm on the 0.01 end of it? -_-

If it helps, I'm eager to see the movie too. Screw the haters!

Normally I listen to indie rock, synthpop hipster music but I really like Mika. His music is like...uber-pop and I think he has the stage presence of a young Freddie Mercury. I saw him live a few years ago and it was possibly one of the best shows I've ever seen.

jademunky:
Ok, really controversial: Picnicface (who had all of one season on Canadian pay-extra cable channels and one spectacularly unsuccesful film which I unashamedly love) was the greatest sketch-comedy-troupe of all time. Yes I include Monty-Python, Kids-in-the-hall and In Living Colour. Furthermore, their cancellation over a decade ago is the single greatest blow to Canadian culture since Don Cherry.

I dunno if I'd say best of all time but that show was criminally underrated and deserved a second season, at the very least. Cliche as it is to say, that show actually helped get me through a really rough time in my life so it will always hold a special place in my heart. I was gutted when those halfwits at Bell didn't renew them.

As an aside, if you haven't discovered him, the track played during the intro was a song by Halifax indie artist Rich Aucoin. His music is really good, if you haven't listened to him. Super upbeat and fun.

Chewster:

jademunky:
Ok, really controversial: Picnicface (who had all of one season on Canadian pay-extra cable channels and one spectacularly unsuccesful film which I unashamedly love) was the greatest sketch-comedy-troupe of all time. Yes I include Monty-Python, Kids-in-the-hall and In Living Colour. Furthermore, their cancellation over a decade ago is the single greatest blow to Canadian culture since Don Cherry.

I dunno if I'd say best of all time but that show was criminally underrated and deserved a second season, at the very least. Cliche as it is to say, that show actually helped get me through a really rough time in my life so it will always hold a special place in my heart. I was gutted when those halfwits at Bell didn't renew them.

As an aside, if you haven't discovered him, the track played during the intro was a song by Halifax indie artist Rich Aucoin. His music is really good, if you haven't listened to him. Super upbeat and fun.

Super agree with allllll of this... though I think I love Monty a bit more, Picnicface were brilliant.

And yes, I'm, from, Hal-i-fax!

... gold.

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