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Justin  
Wed, 5th Apr '06 10:25 PM

LOOKING FOR SPLOOFUS COLUMNISTS!

Are you passionate about a certain hobby or interest?

I am currently looking for ONE INDIVIDUAL to own each of the following topics:

Animal-related

* Fancy (animal breeding) - Keeping pet or show animals
* Animal rescue (injured or orphaned wild or domestic animals)
* Beekeeping
* Dog breeding
* Herpetoculture
* Horses

Aquariums

* Freshwater
* Saltwater

Arts and Crafts

* Blacksmithing
* Crochet
* Dollhouses
* Doll making
* Drawing
* Embroidery
* Enamels
* Knifemaking
* Knitting
* Miniature figures
* Origami
* Painting
* Pottery
* Quilting
* Scrapbooking
* Sculpture
* Sewing
* Stained glass
* Stamping
* Warm glass
* Weaving
* Wood carving
* Woodworking

Chemistry

* Chemical experiments
* Fireworks

Collecting

* Antiques
* Artwork
* Ashtrays
* Autographs
* Beer Cans
* Books
* Bottles
* Calendars
* Candlesticks
* Conifer cones
* Bottle caps
* Christmas accessories
* Cigarette cards
* Classic videogames
* Clocks
* Coasters
* Coins
* Collecting fossils
* Comic books
* Currency
* Dice
* Dumpster diving
* Enamels
* Found objects
* Hats
* Keychains
* Lighters
* Lunchboxes
* Microchips
* Miniature models
* Patches
* Phillumenism, i.e. collecting matchbooks and matchboxes
* Photographs
* Poker Chips
* Postcards
* Posters
* Quotes
* Records
* Collecting Rocks and Minerals
* Scale models
* Scissors
* Shopping lists
* Shot glasses
* Souvenirs
* Spoons
* Stamps
* Swords
* Teddy bears
* Thimbles
* Trading cards such as baseball cards
* Wine labels
* Yardsticks

Computer-related

* 3D computer graphics design
* Animation design
* Computer games
* Computer programming
* Operating systems, e.g. GNU/Linux
* Photoshopping
* Retrocomputing
* Modding

Cooking

* Recipes and techniques

DIY (Do It Yourself)

* Home Repairs

Electronics

* Amateur radio and CB radio
* DIY audio
* Designing and building electronic circuits
* Hardware hacking
* Robots
* TV and FM DXing

Fan fiction

* Slash fiction

Film-making

* Animation
* Amateur Film

Games

* Board games
o Backgammon
o Checkers
o Chess
o Chinese Checkers
o Go
o Monopoly
o Pente
o Rummikub
o Tournament Scrabble
o Stratego
* Card games
o Bridge
o Poker
o Gin rummy
* Backgammon
* Dominoes
* Role-playing games
* Wargaming, sometimes with miniatures

Historical reenactment, as in the Society for Creative Anachronism

Homebrewing

Internet-based hobbies

* Blogging
* BookCrossing
* Currency bill tracking
* Geocaching a modern day form of treasure hunting
* Google Whacking
* GPS drawing
* Newsgroups
* Wikipedia

Literature

* Constructed languages (conlanging)
* Learning foreign languages
* Reading
* Writing

Machining

* Model engineering

Model (scale model) building

* Live steam models
* Matchstick models
* Military models
* Model aircraft -- civil and military
* Model cars, including radio-controlled cars
* Model commercial vehicles
* Model engineering
* Model houses
* Model figures -- historical and military
* Model military vehicles -- including armored vehicles
* Model nations
* Model railways/railroads
* Model rockets
* Model ships -- civil and military

Motor vehicles

* Antique cars
* Car washing
* Kit cars
* Motorcycles
* Off-roading
* Trucks

Music

* Musical composition and MIDI composition
* Singing and playing musical instruments

Observation

* Amateur astronomy
* Geyser gazing
* Metrophilia
* Transport spotting
o Aircraft spotting
o Bus spotting
o Train spotting

Outdoor nature activities

* Backpacking
* Birdfeeding, birding, and birdwatching
* Butterfly watching
* Camping
* Caving
* Canoeing and kayaking
* Gardening, including forest gardening, organic gardening, wildlife gardening, and permaculture
* Hiking
* Geocaching
* Kite flying
* Mountain climbing
* Rafting
* Rock climbing
* Rockhounding (rock and mineral hunting/collecting)
* Skiing
* Stone skipping
* SCUBA diving
* Walking

Performing arts

* Amateur theater
* Dancing
* Magic tricks
* Singing

Photography

* Darkroom work, i.e developing films and enlarging photos in black-and-white or color
* Aerial photography

Puzzles

* Crossword puzzles
* Jigsaw puzzle
* Word seek puzzles

Research-related

* Genealogy
* Hagiography

Restoration (refurbishing)

* antique machinery
* Early computers
* Houses
* Sailboats, early motorized boats

Sports or other physical activities

* Archery
* Baseball, softball, and rounders
* Basketball
* Bowling
* Cycling
* Dance
* Fantasy sports
* Freshwater and saltwater fishing, including fly fishing
* Football
* Football (soccer)
* Gliding
* Golf
* Hunting
* Kite Boarding
* Martial Arts
* Racquetball
* Sailing
* Shooting rifles, pistols, and shotguns
* Surfing
* Table tennis where the level of play isn't really hindered by advanced age
* Tennis
* Ultimate
* Volleyball
* Skating
* Skate Boarding

Toys of some sophistication

* LEGO
* Radio control toys
* Sport Kites

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If you are passionate about any of the above topics, or any topic that has been left out, please email me at justin@sploofus.com. Include your Sploofus user name, the name of the topic, and a brief summary of your experience and history in the topic.

Qualified individuals will be assigned as the "owner" of that particular topic. You will be able to author weekly syndicated columns for the topic, as well as have administrative rights to all quizzes that relate to your topic.

Jump on the chance before the topics are all taken!

Thanks,
Justin


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