Category:My Hobby

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"My Hobby" is a series of xkcd comic strips in which Randall suggests (presumably fictional) hobbies he has. The hobbies tend to be clever or smart-aleck things to do. They do not always fall under the type of activity that would generally be described as a "hobby", but often are merely things Randall (or Cueball) does when certain situations arise. "My Hobby" comics are not presented regularly, but there have been a number such strips throughout the course of xkcd.

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There is a clear relation to the much smaller collection of Pet Peeves.

See also Protip and Fun fact.

Randall's hobbies are many, and there have usually been regular returns to them, but after the February 6th 2017 comic, 1795: All You Can Eat, it took 165 comics and more than a year before the series returned with 1960: Code Golf, on 26th February 2018. This may also be related to the fun fact that the previous comic was from the Fun fact series, and was the second of those released in that same month, after several years without one. See more on the page for Fun fact.

To be included the two words My Hobby has to be part of the comic. So this comic, 615: Avoidance, with the word Hobby included in the title text is not a My Hobby comic, since it does not specify that it would be Randall's hobby.

Also there are several comics that describes what could be called a hobby without the H word being mentioned. For instance Randall seems to be interested in looking like he can predict something, by guessing, and then looking cool or the like when he guesses correctly, see for instance this comic and it's trivia, with three more examples of such comics.