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What do you like to Collect?
Custard Trout at 9:40PM, Feb. 26, 2008
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I'm a natural pack rat…I'll tend to collect things by default.

Heh, same here really. The masks and things are just what I collect on purpose.

It's really hard to throw things away, my house looked more like a junk yard than a place to live before I realised that I didn't need nor want three thousand used up rolls of sellotape.
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TheMidge28 at 10:12AM, Feb. 27, 2008
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Ozone, please don't become crazy cat lady!
Please.
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kitty17 at 11:21AM, Feb. 27, 2008
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Old drawings, including various doodles I did on the corners of my homework or notes.
Mangas
Zelda games but not all..yet
Leather string. I have various colors coiled up in a box, but I usually wear the black ones like bracelets.
I lost my pokemon card collection when I moved to where I live now…D:

Actually, I'm also a natural packrat. I have collections of junk that range from old batteries to computer wires, even old homework papers.
I used to always collect old tests and articles that I would get in Highschool, because I always figured they'd come in handy someday…like say a midterm or final. And they did X3

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UltimaXG2 at 11:28AM, Feb. 27, 2008
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I have drawers of stuff. My entire closet it full… Though I'm not sure if that's me being a packrat or me being lazy… Either way, it hasn't been thrown out…
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crazyninny at 6:57PM, Feb. 27, 2008
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I think I can safely say now, that DD is full of pack rats. @_@
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Chernobog at 9:42PM, Feb. 27, 2008
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Back in the 80's I use to collect rocks that caught my interest (quartz made a lot of it), fossils I'd find, and those tiny little kooshball things that never had a name. They were rubbery, small, colorful, and covered with little cilia-like protrusions. I thought they were cute and I called them hedgehog balls. Someone told me they were cat toys, but I've never seen any evidence of it.
 
 
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lba at 10:11PM, Feb. 27, 2008
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My collections include a large array of knives. Not a single one of them is a decorative blade. I won't waste space with something like that, that won't fulfill it's intended purpose.

About every drawing sketch I've done in the last 2 years taped to my wall above my desk.

A large collection of novelty items and oddities, such as and not limited to, a can of “dehydrated water” ( Just add water.), A foam cow with all the different cuts of meat on it, several mannequin hands, the re-assembled skeletons of a mouse and squirrel, a 10 year-old can of baby corn, etc.

I have a pretty large collection of Usagi Yojimbo comics and graphic novels in addition to the rest of my comic books.

My family also owns a couple old costumes from La Cage Au Faux ( Think I spelled that right.), 16 candles and Sands Of Iwo Jima.

My family is just plain weird to begin with though. Our mailbox is a metal chicken and our front door is painted in a cow pattern.
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ozoneocean at 1:31AM, Feb. 28, 2008
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Ozone, please don't become crazy cat lady!
Please.
Too late :(

Eh, I only have one left right now though…

All these DD collectors of crap like old homework etc, I feel normal again now. Yay! We're all the same ^_^

…I have too many soes too fit in my cupboard now… including but not limited to; A pair of sailing shoes I painted in a cow pattern, black knee-length riding boots, various pairs of elastic sided boots, army boots, uggboots in different styles, chunky soled rubber New Rock shoes, and many more… hiking boots, sports shoes, office shoes, gardening boots…

I don't collect them, they just pile up. They're all good to wear for different things and none of them have warn out so I keep them all :)
 
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The letter E at 2:39AM, Feb. 28, 2008
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Things I have collected:

Bottle caps
Stamps
Pokémons
Nintendo powers
Videogames

Not anything at the moment, though…
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TheMidge28 at 7:54AM, Feb. 28, 2008
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Ozone, please don't become crazy cat lady!
Please.
Too late :(

Eh, I only have one left right now though…

All these DD collectors of crap like old homework etc, I feel normal again now. Yay! We're all the same ^_^

…I have too many soes too fit in my cupboard now… including but not limited to; A pair of sailing shoes I painted in a cow pattern, black knee-length riding boots, various pairs of elastic sided boots, army boots, uggboots in different styles, chunky soled rubber New Rock shoes, and many more… hiking boots, sports shoes, office shoes, gardening boots…

I don't collect them, they just pile up. They're all good to wear for different things and none of them have warn out so I keep them all :)

Oh no!
Ozone…you need to Spring Clean asap.
one cat left…with more positions to fill!
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suzi at 12:03PM, Feb. 28, 2008
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Ah…besides my little conscious collections I mentioned earlier, I *can't* packrat as much as I want to, since I've moved from the house I lived in for 17 years to a smaller house (major downsizing), to a dorm room (even more downsizing). ;-;
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fazz33 at 3:11PM, Feb. 28, 2008
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Collect? Old drawings, I have 3 full 100 page sketch books plus about 150 loose leaf sheets :)

I also have a really large amount of computers although they are not in my current residence, I have about 6-7 computers, ranging from pentium I to my current PC(about 1 year old).

Heh in general electronics.
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Frostflowers at 2:13AM, Feb. 29, 2008
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I collect books. >.> My shelves are bending beneath the weight of all sorts of books - fiction, non-fiction, art books, books published at the turn of the century that I bought simply because I love the elderly Swedish without standardised spelling, comic books and who knows what other kinds of books.

But no, seriously - I collect all sorts of stuff. I'm a bit of a packrat. Like fazz33, I collect old drawings - or, rather, keep them from getting lost in the chaos of stuff that is my room.

Also, odd and interesting antiques. I've got a pipe tobacco box, an old hip flask from Spain, a pocket watch from the 1920ies, a stovepipe hat from late 19th century and a waistcoat from the turn of the century (the last two belonged to my great grandfather) and a wood-and-brass barometer (which still works.)

Lately, I collect all sorts of knick-knacks - beads and bracelets and chains and old keys and cogs and whatnot - with the intention of one day putting them together and making something neat out of them.

Looking at the posts above me, I think it's safe to say that we're a board full of packrats. :)
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Custard Trout at 2:48AM, Feb. 29, 2008
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I'm thinking of tying all my junk to a backpack and being the old junk yard witch from Dark Crystal for Halloween this year.

I've also got a drawer full of drawings people made in our Life Drawings classes which they abandoned, and a few plasticine models we made in a workshop session with Nick Roberson are recent additions to my shelves. I'd take pictures, but I don't have a camera.
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Renga Studio at 6:03AM, Feb. 29, 2008
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Our mailbox is a metal chicken and our front door is painted in a cow pattern.

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Hapoppo at 9:00AM, Feb. 29, 2008
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Video games. I've got PILES of those things, from the Atari 2600 to 360, Wii, and PS3. I haven't even counted lately, but I'm sure the count's reached over 300, possibly 400 by now.
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Glarg at 4:17PM, Feb. 29, 2008
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Old time comicbook's, I've got the first few issues of Superman, Batman, Fantastic Four, and a whole series on the Green Lantern the exact dates they came out (25 cents stickers are still on them). Also, I have stacks of Spiderman comics ranging from the Green Goblin series, She-Venom, regular Venom, Rhino, and plenty more!
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Ailorn at 4:47PM, Feb. 29, 2008
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I really need to go back to my parent's house and throw out all my old junk in my old closet… I just cant stand to throw things out…

I collect Manga, and Anime! Currently i have more anime than i know what to do with, and have a lot of catching up to do… I also collect fantasy novels… Need more. Hrmmm Also i have all my notes from just about every class since first year undergrad… Must through out everything except grad notes…

Ooo i'm also collecting naughty outfits! Ive only got a school girl outfit, with the knee high socks… maybe a “professional” outfit if you count my business suit… i need to think of other things… REALY want a French maid outfit.. but i don't wanna buy some low quality thing at a naughty store…
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D0m at 7:02AM, March 2, 2008
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I like collecting movie ticket stubs sometimes, and comic books. :)

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lucky7s76 at 9:17PM, March 3, 2008
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I collect Hard Rock Cafe hats when I leave the state ‘cause we don’t have any HRC's in Seattle.

Seattle, of all places!
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Fenn at 10:27PM, March 3, 2008
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I collect Hard Rock Cafe hats when I leave the state ‘cause we don’t have any HRC's in Seattle.

Seattle, of all places!
They can't build one there, because they'd have to tear down six Starbuck's to make enough space.
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mechanical_lullaby at 10:28PM, March 3, 2008
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I collect things out of dumpsters like candles and books and clothes.
Also incense.
aaaaaaand pieces of felt.

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lucky7s76 at 7:58AM, March 4, 2008
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I collect Hard Rock Cafe hats when I leave the state ‘cause we don’t have any HRC's in Seattle.

Seattle, of all places!
They can't build one there, because they'd have to tear down six Starbuck's to make enough space.

lol! That or they'd have it up for a while then tear it down and build more Starbucks on top of it.

Seriously, though, I think it's because of the EMP. I've never been, but I think they have food and rock memorabilia there.
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ravacomics at 8:37AM, March 6, 2008
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I used to collect keys from the houses I lived in growing up. I had over 20 on a big key ring…but I started to remind myself of a school janitor, jingling down the halls with every step, so I cut that out.

Now I collect books.
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Aurora Borealis at 11:26AM, March 6, 2008
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What do I collect? Not much at the moment cause I'm always short on cash so I'm more likely to get rid of what I have already.

But assuming my financial situation gets better I'm returning to collecting graphic novels, strange/obscure/unpopular music (starting at visual kei, going through industrial/postindustrial, black metal, , fantasy/sf novels, horror novels, any books with lots of photos (for reference), odd movies, posters, toy cars, victorian dolls, toy soldiers, keychains, boots (high heels or platforms; hard to find my size though), gothic/fetish/punk/industrial clothes, and if I was rich… period gowns (starting somewhere in the middle ages up to victorian times), latex, made-to-fit corsets, interesting furniture… and more graphic novels/comics.

Also, if I was as rich as Bill Gates, I'd mirror the internet for my personal amusement, ha!

(although I don't think even he has enough money to do that)
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djcoffman at 7:45PM, March 6, 2008
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I like to collect ukuleles. I can't afford the REALLY expensive ones yet (1k and above) but yes… I collect the magical little things. After all, all you need is 4 strings and the truth!
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cartoonprofessor at 4:43AM, March 7, 2008
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Useful old tools from garage sales, shovels, hammers, etc.

Oh, and Disney comics, Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge, not the mouse… don't like them much… pretty well any story done by Carl Barks and Don Rosa.

Used to collect Asterix but they went crap after Goscinny stopped writing.
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ubernite at 6:57AM, March 7, 2008
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Frankenstein memorabilia… particularly of Karloff.
Comic Books… for the covers.
Art Books… love seeing the works without all that text and the process behind it.
Gothic/Industrial/Fetish postcards… since I design a fare share myself.
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patrickdevine at 4:17PM, March 7, 2008
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Minicomics! I love minicomics! I also collect button-style pins and ticket stubs (movies, concerts, whatever.) Although it's not really intentional, I've been getting a lot of calenders lately too.
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piraterpg at 12:35PM, March 9, 2008
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Warhammer figures and books.
… But they are soooooo damn expensive > <

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