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Old 08-27-2009, 09:51 PM   #11
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This is more about weird stuff to collect than actual crazy properties, isn't it?
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Old 08-28-2009, 03:27 AM   #12
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Hm, here's another one (though I know I'm not the only one who does this). My computer's name is Konata, and my new router is Haruhi (the older one that may or may not still work is Hitomi). Also, IIRC, the Wii has the network name of Hikaru though it never shows up anywhere really.

Also, if Smallville is weird, then it must also be odd that I recently watched every single season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer over again.
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:15 AM   #13
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Heh, that's kind of neat. What did they tell you anyway, did they deny everything? :P
No. :P That's what makes it a little piece of game industry history.





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In short, I'm a packrat; I get sentimental over just about any property that I've owned for a while. =P
I find the things people collect are a fascinating look into themselves.

I frequent thrift stores often, not just as a means of picking up cheap gear but as a view into society. I also spent some time in Nebraska clearing out really old small-town estates and working at an auction.

On a more personal note, a dear friend passed away 2 years ago and I inherited the bulk of his stuff. Stuff can be very personal even when it isn't specifically so.

Your items remind me of my circa 70's Sci-Fi paperback collection (mostly Frank Herbert). and a closet full of old PC gear, a commodore 64 (+floppies), and Atari 2600 (+carts).

I've moved a lot and each time calls for trimming the fat. Ideally, I'd like to own a house and then begin the true hoard.
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Old 08-28-2009, 03:40 PM   #14
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No. :P That's what makes it a little piece of game industry history.



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I find the things people collect are a fascinating look into themselves.

I frequent thrift stores often, not just as a means of picking up cheap gear but as a view into society. I also spent some time in Nebraska clearing out really old small-town estates and working at an auction.
That reminds me-- a few days ago a friend and I were browsing a flea market, and I noticed some circa 1900 family portraits. I mentioned to her that it kind of gets me down seeing pictures like that just lost on their own, their significance unknown, seperated from anybody who knows who the people in the picture are.

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On a more personal note, a dear friend passed away 2 years ago and I inherited the bulk of his stuff. Stuff can be very personal even when it isn't specifically so.
Very true.

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Your items remind me of my circa 70's Sci-Fi paperback collection (mostly Frank Herbert). and a closet full of old PC gear, a commodore 64 (+floppies), and Atari 2600 (+carts).

I've moved a lot and each time calls for trimming the fat. Ideally, I'd like to own a house and then begin the true hoard.
Heh, I know the feeling. I worry that if I keep this up without moving soon, there won't be enough cubic space left for me.
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:44 PM   #15
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No. :P That's what makes it a little piece of game industry history.
Wow. That's absolutely the FIRST time that I've ever heard of the ill-fated SNES CD-ROM having something like an extra processor. Very interesting.
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Old 08-28-2009, 09:24 PM   #16
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I have a collection of Jnco Jeans that of course, they no longer make. (I can still wear them oddly enough ^.^)

I also collect manga, anime, consoles, games and various other interesting techish tidbits.

I collect CDs, as many other people do. However I have an unusual affinity for anything ethnic. Also, I collect some old tracks which have been converted from analog media into MP3s.

Things like Nyi Tjondrolukito from Asian Classical MP3.org to traditional Chinese pipa music, modern indy artist from around the world. Whole bunch of sites I can't remember.

I also love Nine Inch Nails and Tori Amos. Nothing too impressive there.

I collect brochures from places I have traveled.

I also collect crystals, gemstones and sometimes just pretty rocks I can't identify.

The strangest thing though is my uber large collection of bookmarks. Yes, I have hundreds upon hundreds of bookmarks to sites both scholarly and otherwise on many, many subjects. Things like cooking, gaming, ROM hacking, WoW, history, spirituality, religion, porn, anything not too over the top. (I should clean those out)

I really like beef tongue. AKA lingua en espanol but it must be cooked correctly! That's pretty odd. I also have more kinks than a sex shop... well maybe not that many, but still.

Hrm... you know it's hard to think of that. eccentric properties? I LOVE Hunter S. Thompson and wish I could have been his protege. Perhaps those of us who love that man all are. Someone has to carry the torch. Me and my friends made recordings and writings about our inter dimensional travels that perhaps, would only be understood by such like minded persons.

Oh, I also gather data about patterns in spiritual/religious belief systems and try to link them together. But then again I have and do study anthropology and comparative religion.

PS Does my former interest in BDSM (well I still kinda like it, nothing too harsh but em... some things are better left to the imagination...) count as one? I mean I'm not in a relationship which would merit me bringing out whips and chains but it sure does interest me. (maybe just some silk rope instead..)

I'll leave that at that until I think of a better answer.
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:11 PM   #17
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Lately I've found I like since I shopped there going to second hand and thrift stores and finding high quality clothing at bargain prices. Just last week I bought a like new Van Husen dress shirt, I figure new this shirt was around 40 to 50 dollars and I paid $5 for it. I work around acid and found shopping at the thrift store for Tshirts on half price day a thrill since acid leaves every shirt I wear to work with little hole wearever a droplet of acid "5% diluted" touches it. I only pay $.50 a shirt on half price day and $1 for pants.

I bought 2 dell internet keyboard virtually new for $2, a comforter and pillow case set that is really thick and soft and high quality and I bet $100 new for $10. Got a season of Futurama on DVD for $2.
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:39 PM   #18
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I only shave once a week, twice max but usually only if it itches. Now all this stops if I meet a woman then everyday since no shavin then no lovin is usually the rule. Can't believe I forgot this, btw I need a shave bad.
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:26 PM   #19
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I disagree. I wish my boyfriend would never shave.
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Old 08-29-2009, 06:22 AM   #20
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yay a new member! :3

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