View Full Version : Your favourite form of entertainment?

Rogue planet
December 8th, 2010, 10:10 AM
Poll speaks for itself really. This is only media related, btw.

My favourite is music (as some may be able to guess). But I am also very fond of films and books, I just watch/read less often because they require my undivided attention, whereas with music I am free to do other things at the same time. Apart from that single downside, I am equally fond of music, film and books. I've grown less interested in video games as time has gone on, but I still have a few firm favourites that I'll always remember from my childhood, and I appreciate them just as much.

Captain Fabio
December 8th, 2010, 12:45 PM
Gahhhhh! Music Vs Video Games is the main contest for me.

Without music, I would be very bored and it helps me relax at times. But with video games, they are my life and I am looking to go into that industry, since I am studying Games Technology at University.

So, I would have to say Video Games.

December 8th, 2010, 1:34 PM
I believe I derive entertainment from each and every form, even if only a little from each. Music steals the spotlight for me though. It's my friend when I'm in need; a foe when I need to fight. It's probably the thing I relate most to, so yeah, I have a pretty profound obsession for music. It's just a flux of emotions for me really..

I enjoy watching films and reading books as well. Anime is one of my biggest interests. Apart from anime, I enjoy watching TV sometimes; and occasional films. I haven't been able to get my hands on any books for a long while now. I plan to start picking up books again. Video games; umm yeah, they're always there. I mean, I doubt there's anyone who dislikes Video Games.
As for other forms of entertainment, I can't really think of much right now.

December 8th, 2010, 3:31 PM
Hands down film. I love watching movies and over the course of a year I probably spend a good portion just doing that. I find that there's nothing like walking away from a really good movie. So I'm constantly on the look for the next movie that gives me that satisfied like I accomplished something watching it feeling. I tend to find that when I watch a movie I really get into the story and I forget everything else while I'm watching and I like being preoccupied from thinking about other things. I enjoy movies so much that becoming a director has crossed my mind more times then a few, but I guess I'm lost on where to start.

Music and books are probably both tied for number two. I love books almost just as much as movies, but I barely ever read because I'm too lazy to actually pick up one, but once I start I'm on a roll. As for music I'm always listening to something and I like a wide variety of bands and genres. I guess my problem with music is it's harder to avoid a bad song then it is a bad movie.

Although this is pretty much a video gaming website and I do have a fair amount of video games it's overall one of my least favorite forms of entertainment. They only temporarily entertain me and I bore of them pretty easily.

December 8th, 2010, 3:56 PM
I love music I usualy listen to stuff with a bit of meaning behind it. Not just this scream your face of death metal BS or that Lady Gaga rubbish.

December 8th, 2010, 4:29 PM
I don't have a favorite there are some Music and Movies and Books and Video Games and Other that I like and some that I do not!

I don't see how you can say one is the best really...

December 8th, 2010, 6:59 PM
That is a really hard decision for me, because I use all of those many times on a daily basis. I would have to say video games though, because I depend on those the most for comfort and entertainment. Movies would have to come second, books third. Preferably manga... I like comic-like things and books with pictures.

December 8th, 2010, 8:55 PM
When I was a kid it would have been video games, now a days it is Anime/Cinema. I would much rather watch movies then play games at this time. That might change when the 3DS comes out since I am saving up for it and some games on it.

December 8th, 2010, 11:43 PM
Music definitely. I always have music going no matter what I'm doing.

December 9th, 2010, 12:38 AM
Video games are my number one favorite form of entertainment, followed by film and music. Back then, it was film, then music, then video games.

December 9th, 2010, 12:50 PM
Music is definitely my favourite form of entertainment, with films coming in second, if it were to be a multi choice poll I'd vote for that as well. I can mainly listen to any kinds of music even it's the kind most people dislike as in mainstream pop, for hours for you info. And films would come in second as my second favourite form of entertainment, I usually prefer it over television most of the time.

December 9th, 2010, 1:22 PM
In my case, it's all four!
I listen to music every day, can't live without it, and i'm very picky about it...
Love watching good films, really love it! :D
I read frequently, and when i stummble on a good book, it never leaves my hands!
Well everyone loves video games...

December 9th, 2010, 2:08 PM
Music, definitely! With films running up not too far behind. I use music as a way to keep myself relaxed and entertained. For me, music is a media that overall covers everything. It tells a story, it gives an emotional feeling, and it's entertaining in a variety of genres to suit every individual. I listen to various genres of music, so my taste is universal. It's something I can have playing all day long while still keeping myself occupied with another matter.

I love movies. When I go into a cinema and come out after watching a really good movie, it gives me this great feeling inside. It's something that takes me outside reality and into another world. Unlike music, when I'm watching a film I like to keep my mind focused on it without disruptions. I like to know what's going on without missing anything. So, it's something that definitely needs my undivided attention. While music, on the other hand, I can have playing while doing other things as earlier mentioned.

I can be picky with books though, and I admit I don't read a lot. Though, I want to pick up the habit of reading a variety of books more often. This is one media where I actually like peace and quiet, so I can focus on the story itself and lose myself in the book so long as I'm interested.

With video games, I really don't play them as often as I used to. But I blame this on not having any other system but my DSi. Hopefully, I can get a new 360 Slim this Christmas and rekindle my enjoyment for playing video games once more.

December 9th, 2010, 2:15 PM
Absolutely music. It's my greatest passion in life. As for the others, books and films generally bore me as I don't pay enough attention to follow them, and I lost interest in video games a long time ago.

December 9th, 2010, 8:04 PM
Book and Music. The two things that I need to have everyday.

December 9th, 2010, 8:09 PM
There was a time I would have said music without a doubt, but as the past couple years have gone by... video games has grown high as well. Impossible for me to pick between the two now, they're pretty much must-haves in my life.

December 9th, 2010, 9:20 PM
I'm torn between music, movies and books. Each of them gives me a different kind of pleasure, but no one of them is hands down more important to me.

I like to read. Books (and writing in general) are the most fluid, unrestricted form of media. I would probably be happy still if I lived in a world without electricity if I had books to read. The only problem is that I can't always read. If I could read anywhere, anytime, at the same time as I was doing something else then books would be the best thing ever.

When I'm out, or when I can't sit down somewhere I can get absorbed in a book I like to have music with me to give my life the feeling of being in a movie with its own soundtrack. Music helps fill in those gaps in life and keeps me feeling good. Music is like bright colors and flashing lights for my ears. Music is never bad to have around.

Movies are like musical books. I get absorbed in them and they come with all that audio which tickles me ears and excites my emotions. I only wish there were more movies that appealed to me. I mean, I know they are out there, but I have to find them. That's why I only watch movies occasionally, but when I do - and it's a good movie - then I'm left with this great feeling afterward which is like the high of hearing your favorite song while reading the climax of a gripping story.

So... I'll just vote for books because that's the first thing I put down.

December 10th, 2010, 12:14 AM
I think that Video Games are my #1 form of entertainment, with books, film and music tied just a little below games (although I probably wouldn't be able to live without any one of the four choices!)

December 10th, 2010, 11:35 AM
Well, that was a hard decision. I love reading books, I love playing video games and I love music too.
So, I chose the one I do the most. I chose video games because I get easily addicted to video games.

December 10th, 2010, 12:02 PM
I think that Video Games are my #1 form of entertainment, with books, film and music tied just a little below games

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
December 11th, 2010, 12:48 AM
Gonna say music because I constantly have it playing in the background.

I don't watch much TV, don't see many movies, and I certainly don't read very much (at least not works of fiction). Video games are off-and-on depending on whether there's good games out.

December 11th, 2010, 9:34 AM
Music, honestly. Although I enjoy video games and others, Music is the clear winner. Although only types of rock and some rapcore, lol.

December 11th, 2010, 1:46 PM
Video games come in first, and books are a close second. I love reading. MUCH better then the movies based off them *cougheragontwilightcough*

King Gumball
December 11th, 2010, 3:15 PM
Films all the way. I am constantly watching movies all the time. It takes me to another world :)

December 12th, 2010, 4:52 AM
Literally, Fashion and Music makes a very good combination. :)

December 13th, 2010, 10:11 PM
I love all forms of media, but Music saved my life. And it's what I use the most. I mean all through the night and most of the day. I need music.

Corvus of the Black Night
December 14th, 2010, 6:00 AM
I've been playing video games as long as I can remember... so they get my vote.

December 14th, 2010, 2:07 PM
Music got my vote, because I always listen to it wherever I go. And it always turns a smile on my face. I mainly listen uplifting music like zouk, merengue, reggae, reggaeton, dancehall. I also like hip-hop and house, though. I usually don't give much about lyrics, as long as it sounds good.

Video games came in as a second, as I like the interaction. I've been gaming since I was little, and I still play on a daily basis.

December 14th, 2010, 2:23 PM
The best would have to be video games.... I'm am addicted. If I was allowed to use them more often I would not be so addicted, but that's not how it is. Video Games occupied a lot of time in my life, they are great. Books are a close second, they help me relax, and I finish early doing things In school so I read most of the time with that free time. The third is music, especially around now because Christmas music is on most of the time hmm why isn't it on now., and Christmas music is my favorite type of music.

December 15th, 2010, 10:46 AM
I would say video games seeing as I use them a lot.

Video Games > Books > Music >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> TV

December 28th, 2010, 10:05 AM
Music! Nothing beats the sheer fun and comfort of music I need everyday for some entertaiment for me. Video games too, but not that much, but still, yeah. xD