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Killing Time on a Journey

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Did I create this topic to coincide with the multitude of long-distance journeys I'm making next year?

Perhaps.

How do you kill time when traveling, be it a flight/drive/coach/train, whatever.

Do you get yourself a good book? Earphones in? Podcasts? Handheld gaming? 

I'm personally crap at sleeping whenever I'm on the move, so it's usually swapping between stuff I've downloaded prior on Netflix and a book to get me through.

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I like to take a book with me and then not bother reading it because I'm too busy flicking between Ukff and Reddit on my phone.

If it's a flight I'll download some movies and TV I've been meaning to watch, and then not bother watching them and instead watch the rubbish on the in-flight system.

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I go armed with multiple forms of entertainment so I’m covered whatever mood I’m in.

- Podcasts, absolutely. Get into one that’s been going years, that’s hundreds of hours of content.

- Netflix does offline downloads, I’m starting Star Trek: The Next Generation from the beginning. If I want something quicker, All4 has every episode of Whose Line.

- Our bookshelf has about a dozen books I’ve bought and not got round to reading. I can’t justify more books until I’ve read at least some of them.

- Failing that, you can’t beat a good magazine, or if your transport has WiFi, you can find yourself as hopelessly addicted to Star Wars: Galaxy Of Heroes as I am. If I can just get enough Hera Syndulla shards to upgrade her to five stars in time to unlock Grand Admiral Thrawn... just one more daily login...

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I usually just answer emails and draw. Once I did a status on Facebook saying “I will PayPal £20 to whoever posts the best meme within the next 2 hours.”

For two hours I was getting new funny memes that really helped pass the time. It became more of a challenge to be the best than actually get the money. The winner saved one of my profile pictures and wrote “when you pretend to give £20 away just to see memes.” I sent him the money and then he donated it to the Women’s Aid charity. Happy ending all round, a lot of laughs were had and a few people outed themselves for numerous unfavourable opinions

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These days its podcasts, i actually look forward to a long journey these days because it means i can get into a long podcast and listen un-interrupted. 

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Whenever I think of "Killing Time", I have this British Rail video stuck in brain. Probably not safe for work..

 

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5 hours ago, UK Kat Von D said:

I usually just answer emails and draw. Once I did a status on Facebook saying “I will PayPal £20 to whoever posts the best meme within the next 2 hours.”

For two hours I was getting new funny memes that really helped pass the time. It became more of a challenge to be the best than actually get the money. The winner saved one of my profile pictures and wrote “when you pretend to give £20 away just to see memes.” I sent him the money and then he donated it to the Women’s Aid charity. Happy ending all round, a lot of laughs were had and a few people outed themselves for numerous unfavourable opinions

I play Pinball Arcade.

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22 minutes ago, Guy Bifkin said:

I always like to break up a long journey on public transport with a wank in the toilets at some point.

That was you on my train back from work last night!

Edited by HarmonicGenerator

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I'm a thirty year old man with a red Nintendo DS and an R4 card. This is great for passing time on long train journeys but not so great for my public image, as I get very weird looks from other folk.

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Always take a big, worthy, literary book that you know you ought to have read by now.

You won't read it. That's not the point. The point is it guarantees you'll find something else to do for the entire journey.

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