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What do you like to fidget with?

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posted on Apr, 10 2021 @ 02:21 PM
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Firstly, get your minds out of the gutter... this is a serious topic!

Now, after the fidget spinner, ForeverSpin™, and related spin-off crazes, there's something new out! Called "Gambit", made by Billetspin - EDC.


It's a two-part fidget toy. One part is the housing, t'other is a coin shaped inlay. You order the parts separately, mixing and matching materials, styles, etc. to your liking.

They are pretty expensive, especially for the more exotic materials.

Here are some links:

Bodies

Coin Inlays


And here is a YouTube channel I follow that shows how they work.



Personally, I don't think they will become the latest craze. They would have to be much cheaper, but you never know. I'm sure crappier cheap knockoffs will ensue.

Even though I love anything that is metal and machined, for a fidget toy, I much prefer my Agate Worry Stone. I picked it up over twenty years ago in a rock/mineral shop.

It has a greyish tone to it, but brown in its translucency. It is as smooth as glass and nicely warms to my body temperature... I don't leave home without it. Have a look...

Flat side:


Thumb slot (for anxiety rubbing):


Translucency:


What is your favourite fidget/worry gadget?




posted on Apr, 10 2021 @ 02:59 PM
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a reply to: Encia22


What do you like to fidget with?




Well....

I'm sorry, I promised the mods I'd behave myself and watch what I say.



posted on Apr, 10 2021 @ 03:02 PM
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If you need something to keep your hands busy while you slave away in your cubicle, and you want to keep this thread PG rated, the problem isnt with a lack of toys.
Go buy some wrenches. Sockets, ratchets, power tools... anything. Go DO something. Climb a hill. Chop down a tree. Build a house. Capture, skin, cook, and eat a rabbit.
Collect mushrooms. walk through town and quietly judge the beggars.
Flee to the woods and build a house far away from the beggars.

Your body is literally revolting against you sitting in a chair all day. Your brain is compensating by evaluating screwing around with trinkets vs not sitting there.



posted on Apr, 10 2021 @ 03:19 PM
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originally posted by: lordcomac
If you need something to keep your hands busy while you slave away in your cubicle, and you want to keep this thread PG rated, the problem isnt with a lack of toys.
Go buy some wrenches. Sockets, ratchets, power tools... anything. Go DO something. Climb a hill. Chop down a tree. Build a house. Capture, skin, cook, and eat a rabbit.
Collect mushrooms. walk through town and quietly judge the beggars.
Flee to the woods and build a house far away from the beggars.

Your body is literally revolting against you sitting in a chair all day. Your brain is compensating by evaluating screwing around with trinkets vs not sitting there.


Quoted for Truth.

I just entered the thread to say I grow things, I preserve things, I make things, I build things.

Keep the body busy and make nice things... engage the mind.

Then there is no "fidget."

But I liked your post better.




posted on Apr, 10 2021 @ 03:27 PM
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originally posted by: lordcomac
If you need something to keep your hands busy while you slave away in your cubicle, and you want to keep this thread PG rated, the problem isnt with a lack of toys.
Go buy some wrenches. Sockets, ratchets, power tools... anything. Go DO something. Climb a hill. Chop down a tree. Build a house. Capture, skin, cook, and eat a rabbit.
Collect mushrooms. walk through town and quietly judge the beggars.
Flee to the woods and build a house far away from the beggars.

Your body is literally revolting against you sitting in a chair all day. Your brain is compensating by evaluating screwing around with trinkets vs not sitting there.


Nominated for the best "Who peed in your cornflakes?" post for today.



posted on Apr, 10 2021 @ 03:31 PM
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a reply to: lordcomac
Go buy some wenches
Yes , thank you , I may just do that .



posted on Apr, 10 2021 @ 03:55 PM
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originally posted by: lordcomac
If you need something to keep your hands busy while you slave away in your cubicle, and you want to keep this thread PG rated, the problem isnt with a lack of toys.
Go buy some wrenches. Sockets, ratchets, power tools... anything. Go DO something. Climb a hill. Chop down a tree. Build a house. Capture, skin, cook, and eat a rabbit.
Collect mushrooms. walk through town and quietly judge the beggars.
Flee to the woods and build a house far away from the beggars.

Your body is literally revolting against you sitting in a chair all day. Your brain is compensating by evaluating screwing around with trinkets vs not sitting there.


Best post I ever read.



posted on Apr, 10 2021 @ 03:57 PM
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Humans have been doing this kinda thing for 1000s of years

Knive throwing fliping coins tossing rocks fishing cast pocket knives u name it if we can play with it we will

The new fidgets as they call them may be a modern spin on it but the concept dosent change and the need to improve finger dexterity is fulfilled regardless of what we are playing with

I play with my knives mainly out the front autos because the sound is so satisfying

Back when i shot a compound I'd sit there playing with my release for countless hours

When I was a teenager I remeber it was the little finger skateboards and yoyos I still play with yoyos ... a adult playing with a tinny skateboard seems silly lol like a yoyo is better somehow




edit on 10-4-2021 by markovian because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 10 2021 @ 04:25 PM
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a reply to: Encia22

I used to get sent to detention a fair bit in school, and as I was being escorted there I'd always keep my eyes peeled for a discarded paper clip to fidget with and keep me occupied, I nearly always found one too, lol




posted on Apr, 10 2021 @ 06:25 PM
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a reply to: lordcomac

I do most of those things, even more so now that I live in the country and stuff needs done. Yet I still have little gadgets to mess with because that's also satisfying. Working from home I'm in my chair maybe 3 hours a day, so that can't be it either. Some people just derive pleasure from screwing with things, nothing wrong with it.

OP, I've got a few spinners, a worry stone from middle school, several yo-yo's, knives, pens that click really nice, etc.



posted on Apr, 10 2021 @ 06:54 PM
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posted on Apr, 10 2021 @ 06:58 PM
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Nothing.

My father "disciplined" such things out of me such as fidgeting, nail biting, nose picking, scab picking, etc., and everything I may do in offense, i.e., sneezing, coughing, burping or farting comes with an "Excuse me", ALWAYS.

Manners when displayed nowadays is shocking for some and refreshing for others.

Some others however... there's no hope.



posted on Apr, 10 2021 @ 07:30 PM
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originally posted by: EternalShadow
Nothing.

My father "disciplined" such things out of me such as fidgeting, nail biting, nose picking, scab picking, etc., and everything I may do in offense, i.e., sneezing, coughing, burping or farting comes with an "Excuse me", ALWAYS.

Manners when displayed nowadays is shocking for some and refreshing for others.

Some others however... there's no hope.



Dang. I still bite nails and pick scabs.
That's actually a problem now that I've had surgery that has given me a scar over 13" long and easily an inch wide.
Doctor says it wouldn't bleed so much if I kept my finger out of there.

Glad a few people liked my reply- I also purchased a fidget trinket or two at one point. My job happens to imply a lot of sitting around and problem solving rather than doing X and dealing with the consequences.... now that the old school new york asses-in-chairs concept has been challenged by the forced work-from-home mandates I've found its a lot better to take a work problem and go DO something. Complex problems require complex solutions. If you're not simple your brain will sort it out when you aren't even paying attention.

my answer hasn't changed- quit fidgeting, go do something.
Dig a hole, maybe. Digging holes builds character.



posted on Apr, 10 2021 @ 08:25 PM
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a reply to: dug88

Yes, I feel your pain. I reduced my OP by removing many innuendos that I thought would compromise the whole thread.

Thanks for being considerate.




posted on Apr, 10 2021 @ 08:42 PM
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a reply to: lordcomac

Thanks for your sage advice!

I don't rely on trinkets to pass the time in a cubicle I don't work in. In fact, I wish my ass were parked in a comfy chair more often so as to be able to play with fidgety stuff.

My worry stone is a pass time when I can't be climbing a hill or building a house. It's for those worrisome times In waiting rooms where there are no trees to fell or when I haven't seen enough rabbits to skin and eat, even if I love bunnies too much to demise them in such a way.

As for tools, I agree whole heartedly! I'm a sucker for a good rachet job. Luckily, I have many bits to choose from and tinkering constructively is my passion.

Your post is surely enlightening and will undoubtedly help our ATS friends attain a fidgetless nirvana.






edit on 10-4-2021 by Encia22 because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 10 2021 @ 08:48 PM
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a reply to: markovian

I love fidgeting with knives. I've been practicing with balisongs for over thirty years; even ambidextrously with two knives in sync. However, no matter how good I get, it's a slow death by a thousand cuts!




posted on Apr, 10 2021 @ 08:53 PM
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a reply to: MerkabaTribeEntity

Absolutely! Paperclips are fantastic and have a million uses. Strangely enough, like you, I always find them laying around and can't help but rescue them to the sanctuary of my deep pockets.




posted on Apr, 10 2021 @ 09:00 PM
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a reply to: Hypntick

Cheers! You reminded me of pens. I've been a collector for three decades. I'm partial to the good quality ones, but even a cheap pen is bliss if it clicks in just the right way. It's indescribable what makes a pen so irresistibly clickable!




posted on Apr, 10 2021 @ 09:09 PM
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a reply to: EternalShadow

Same here! My worst trait was nail biting. My mum and grandma tried everything to get me to stop. Even the foul tasting varnish they tried didn't work.. I actually liked it and made me bite more.

Eventually, I got over it in time... more or less when I started chopping down trees and building houses, in between skinning rabbits that I had to chase uphill.




posted on Apr, 10 2021 @ 09:42 PM
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On the serious side...
At those times , I just build or upgrade a gaming PC .



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