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Re: Obesssions?

Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:41 pm

Books. I have far too many.

Re: Obesssions?

Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:14 pm

There is no such thing as too many books.

Warhammer 40k... I think I may have traded my soul at one point for models.
Lego I love it still its just so great and you can be so creative!
Video Games I like to see them as interactive stories.
Nightmare Before Christmas Loved it since I was little.
CHOCOLATE!

Theirs more but I cant think of any just now all of those have been more or less life long or on/off.

Re: Obesssions?

Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:58 pm

druchi wrote:There is no such thing as too many books.
Yes there is when you have 4 overflowing plies by your bed, full bookshelves and are still buying more!

Re: Obesssions?

Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:41 pm

LIES! I WILL HEAR NONE OF IT :P

and there's always E-bay but after wathcing the Toy story 3 trailer I will never put a toy on E-bay again :oops:

Re: Obesssions?

Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:02 am

Creative wrote:
druchi wrote:There is no such thing as too many books.
Yes there is when you have 4 overflowing plies by your bed, full bookshelves and are still buying more!


I have way over two thousand books now. You just need to be creative and utilise all available space. :P From time to time my parents get a bit grumbly about the bookshelves that I have all over the house, but they like it really. I think.

Re: Obesssions?

Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:41 pm

Creative wrote:
druchi wrote:
There is no such thing as too many books.
Yes there is when you have 4 overflowing plies by your bed, full bookshelves and are still buying more!


I have way over two thousand books now. You just need to be creative and utilise all available space. :P From time to time my parents get a bit grumbly about the bookshelves that I have all over the house, but they like it really. I think.


Got any rucksacks?

Loft space?

Under the bed?

Randomly strewn around 'for decorative purposes' ?

Bedside table?

Desk?

Re: Obesssions?

Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:00 pm

I have short obsessions, but they do come back.

My brain seems to work in this way: "Oh wow! A shiny thing! I must find out everything I can about this shiny thing/buy (or download, ahem cough) all the DVDs in the series! This is the best! Brilliant! I LOVE this!"

-side note
This can be when I make not-sensible financial decisions. Buying all the box sets of CSI is not what I should be doing with my money, but at the time it seems very important, because I REALLY REALLY want them. Hence the downloading. It's a fail-safe - if I'm still interested a few months later I might consider it. This is the theory anyway - in reality I often just buy the DVDs. I am working hard not to give into my impulses though. At least I've spotted the pattern - a good start.
-end side note


***A random amount of time later***

"Meh, bored now". No motivation whatsoever for it. Everything else will distract me. Unable to focus on it, even if I actually want to. My brain and I feel like two opposing forces at this point.

"Hey look! Another shiny thing!" Etc etc etc...

It may take three months, six months, a year or even longer than that, but I will tend to regain the shiny thing that I lost, although by then it may just be a healthy interest rather than an obsession. Healthy interests are much better - when I'm having what I call an obsession it can be difficult to break away from it to do important things, like eating, sleeping and washing.

An example of this - last year I downloaded some Battlestar Galactica and decided it was the best series ever created. I bought Series 1 and 2 on DVD. Zipped through those very quickly, still loving it, bought the rest of it. Unexpectedly ground to a halt completely, near the beginning of Season 3. I still wanted to watch it, but my brain didn't. I wanted to find out what happened next, but my brain was going, "Am I bovvered?" I couldn't watch it anymore, because I couldn't follow what was going on. I was missing bits, I was getting distracted and any episodes that I was trying to watch in that state, I couldn't even remember. Then I got hooked on Doctor Who. Fortunately I was able to rein myself in this time and didn't buy anything. Went through season 1, absolutely loving it, screeched to a halt halfway through season 2. Then I did the same thing with Star Trek: The Next Generation, except this time not even making it through season 1.

Oh yeh, before I got stuck on BSG, I bought about six full seasons of CSI: Vegas on DVD. How many have I watched? None. By the time they had arrived, my brain was already bored of the idea.

Re: Obesssions?

Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:01 am

There is no such thing as too many books, only too few bookcases.

Re: Obesssions?

Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:56 pm

I have no room for more bookcases.

Re: Obesssions?

Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:54 pm

Mines are extremly abnormal


Methods of execution
The holocaust
The somme
Theatre

Re: Obesssions?

Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:28 pm

Ah, methods of execution is a brilliant topic - I went to my friend's house in Newcastle once and got so engrossed by a book of hers on the history of torture and execution that I had to be banned from her bedroom in order to force me to join the party with all the other folks who were there. XD

Re: Obesssions?

Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:57 am

Mikey, did you know that Manchester University offers a combined honours programme in Holocaust Studies? It looks like a fascinating degree course. I don't know anything about what your future plans are, but I just thought I'd mention this - it's such a specialist field of study that it wouldn't even occur to most people to type 'Holocaust Studies' into UCAS when they're considering what to do after school!

Re: Obesssions?

Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:22 am

Danni wrote:There is no such thing as too many books, only too few bookcases.

Bookcases are a waste of books that could be potentialy stacked used as a flat surface to keep more clutter.

Re: Obesssions?

Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:35 am

parnassus wrote:Mikey, did you know that Manchester University offers a combined honours programme in Holocaust Studies? It looks like a fascinating degree course. I don't know anything about what your future plans are, but I just thought I'd mention this - it's such a specialist field of study that it wouldn't even occur to most people to type 'Holocaust Studies' into UCAS when they're considering what to do after school!


That sounds like such an interesting course, I have no idea what I want to do yet, maybe a historian. :) thanks.

Re: Obesssions?

Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:28 pm

Alice wrote:
Danni wrote:There is no such thing as too many books, only too few bookcases.

Bookcases are a waste of books that could be potentialy stacked used as a flat surface to keep more clutter.


But, if you pile things on top of books you can't read them! :shock:
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