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    Rituals, routines, items used before a major event

    So anyone have any rituals, routines, items they do or use before a major event?

    Examples:

    - Some baseball players put on two pair of socks.
    - Lucky underwears, pennies, rocks, etc. for school tests or competitions.
    - Burn incenses for ancestors before a job interview.
    - Leave the house and head in another direction first.
    - Split 1000 pairs of wooden chopsticks down the middle

    Note: Some folks here are too realistic to do these sort of things. So if you don't you should just say you don't and try not to demean others. Thanks.

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    Re: Rituals, routines, items used before a major event

    Hmmm....

    Whenever I get a Boys' Love Game—or anything related to BL games—, I chant what I'm getting repeatedly, and then I gain lots of energy... People who know me usually know what this means —Christ, another package? Hope it's not kinky...—, though my peers and colleagues... They just stare at me and feel like asking, but never do, what's wrong with me.

    I think it's a common ritual among other otaku and such... To basically go nuts over their fandom, you know?
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    Re: Rituals, routines, items used before a major event

    Before I enter a competition or a tournament for martial arts or any other sports I play.....I always put on a pair of black leather gloves.....I know...it sounds weird.....but somehow they always are able to calm me down....
    And I also never go anywhere without my lucky pirate necklace which I acquired when I was visiting Canada......I call it lucky....because after I bought it.....I almost got into a huge accident........so I consider sort of my lucky charm........
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    Re: Rituals, routines, items used before a major event

    Ah, good old superstition. I've always found it weird but on the other hand. If that's what you need to put the nerves at rest then by all means do it.

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    Re: Rituals, routines, items used before a major event

    Quote Originally Posted by Legend View Post
    So anyone have any rituals, routines, items they do or use before a major event?

    Examples:

    - Some baseball players put on two pair of socks.
    - Lucky underwears, pennies, rocks, etc. for school tests or competitions.
    - Burn incenses for ancestors before a job interview.
    - Leave the house and head in another direction first.
    - Split 1000 pairs of wooden chopsticks down the middle

    Note: Some folks here are too realistic to do these sort of things. So if you don't you should just say you don't and try not to demean others. Thanks.
    I was just gonna post a thread asking the same question, but only for video games, LOL.

    I have quite a few routines. When I play a fighting game, I have to wipe the controller down, so it's free from oil, grease and such. I don't know why I do it really. I guess it's so I get a better grip, but it's mostly cuz it's just comfortable.

    I stretch before I play DDR and I psuedo tap dance on the pad before I put in a credit and start my session. ^_^

    When drawing, I crack all of my knuckles and I do a breathing excersice before I get started.

    Before bed, I pop every joint in my body just as I hit the sack. (Sometimes it hurts pretty bad, but old habits are hard to break.)

    Prior to leaving for work, I play at least three games of any 2-D fighter to motivate me and put me in a decent mood.

    I think that's about it. Most routines/rituals I do without even knowing it. Like, my mom pointing out how I sniff my food before I eat (it doesn't matter if is smells tasty or not. I have to smell it. I feel like a dog when someone points it out. LOL.)


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    Re: Rituals, routines, items used before a major event

    I have quite a few routines. When I play a fighting game, I have to wipe the controller down, so it's free from oil, grease and such. I don't know why I do it really. I guess it's so I get a better grip, but it's mostly cuz it's just comfortable.
    I do that too :]
    Although I think I only do it becuase I don't trust my brother to wash his hands ..

    If i'm ever nervous before I do something I have to clean. Once before I went on holiday [I was nervous about the flight] I cleaned the wholee house. Thats three floors to hoover and polish and I had soo much washing to do. My mum never lifts a finger really..

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    Re: Rituals, routines, items used before a major event

    well always before a dance class. I have to get there 30 minutes or more early, and just stretch, sitting in almost the sideways spilts and see how far I can lay my torso on the floor.. to some it may seem weird, but after dancing for 17 years, its a little habit and I can't shake it because its the best stretch in the world.

    Yet when I am about to go on stage.. I always seem to jump a lot. Its to help shake my nerves etc.. although I have never mucked up a dance piece while on stage so jumping up and down like a 5 year old must do something right to help.
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    Re: Rituals, routines, items used before a major event

    Ehh for me it's mainly during swimming or before a Video Game match.

    Before an event, mine or anyone, basically I yell at them, pumping them up, and as for myself i just whisper oout of place chants, people who DO hear usually go "What the hell are you doing Shane?!"

    Me: "STUFF!"

    And for video games, I always crack my hands and neck, basically every bone because I get very animated during games.

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