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What's your Spokane?
« on: December 05, 2007, 03:31:47 AM »
Maybe this should go in introductions, but it can start here.

Just list your major obsessions with brief descriptions. If you have many try to lump them together and only go into detail for the BIG ones.

Some of yours we all know and love/hate you for it (as hinted in the thread title).
Others I don't personally know.

Mine changes every 3 to 6 months I think. Sometimes shorter, sometimes longer.
At the moment, I spend countless hours trawling the internet for guitar and bass gear, despite the fact I have no money.
I would be much better off putting that time into practice! But guitars are so pretty  :'(

Otherwise I think about psychedelic drugs and why I'm here (philosophy I guess) or music.

Before I educated myself about AS (and subsequently diagnosed myself) I used to rant about my obsessions to anyone.
Now I realise what I was doing I hold myself back somewhat. I understand not everyone is interested in how a particular street drug works, they just want to get high.
It was rather amusing when I decided I porbably have AS and was ranting about that to everyone I met! Or whenever Graig Nicholl's fuckwittery came up in conversation. "I have AS! But I take Zoloft now, it's ok!" Jesus. Poor people.

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edit: I decided it's way too much work to list poeple's shit for them.

Poeple is a common typo for me.

« Last Edit: December 05, 2007, 08:55:37 PM by Bob Fossil »
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Re: What's your Spokane?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2007, 03:35:16 AM »
history (WWII, C19th british, soviet, local)
maps
postcards
music
cats
golden mantella frogs

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Re: What's your Spokane?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2007, 04:05:36 AM »
i think Calandale's is love. heh.

my list:

TV & movies
music & art
spamming teh internet
aliens & paranormal
bones & skeletons
winter & snow
smoking & stargazing
drugs & booze
gothic stuff
gay guys, hot guys
archeology and language, anthropology, philosophy, psychology...

oh btw my Benny & Joon was Fight Club. :laugh: i still love it but i don't babble about it.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2007, 04:09:03 AM by Mozart »
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Re: What's your Spokane?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2007, 05:32:35 AM »
Some of mine change, some always stay the same.

- Cats
My oldest obsession that's still going
- nintendo
Everything from games to merchandise, to drawing it, to sewing it, to talking about it
- bunches of grapes
- food with faces
- food things, like handbags with cupcakes on them, spoons with icecreams on the end
- my appearance. And this isn't a fun one
- pink things
- sparkly and lacy things
- tiny versions of regular sized things, and huge versions of regular sized things. I have baby and jumbo playing cards for example.
- Non fiction books on space and science.

I went through a gay guy obsession but i'm over that now.
Also people that look like people i've liked in the past.. but it's probably more of a taste thing.

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Re: What's your Spokane?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2007, 05:55:59 AM »
Gambling - poker, blackjack, horses, tennis, golf, NFL, anything really
Music
Food, cooking, fish
Reading Nietzsche at the moment ( obviously been through many different phases)
Spam & trollery
piano
drinking red wine
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Re: What's your Spokane?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2007, 06:44:32 AM »
-UE
'Cause its darn fun!
-Reality gaming
It's fun too, I'm in one right now.

The list goes on actually, I guess the only difference is that when I usually talk about my obsessions people are really intrigued and intrested. To some point though.
Booyah.

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Re: What's your Spokane?
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2007, 01:30:54 PM »
current:
Ballastexistenz
Karn (neolithic fantasy world I created)
colors
dissociative disorders
texture reference photos (of the type used in 3d modeling)
Neverwinter Nights

old:
autism
Donna Williams
Nathaniel Branden
Ayn Rand
survival stories
People just like to think they can know who the monsters are, but they can't.

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Re: What's your Spokane?
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2007, 01:32:44 PM »
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Calandale - cats

Are you fucking high?


milla's closer. The couple that
have been with me forever have
been my love of games, reading,
history, and fantasy.

Love only showed up later.

Anything that only lasts a couple
of years, I don't really even consider an
obsession. More just a habit. Dancing
seems to fit into that category. Programming
did.

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Re: What's your Spokane?
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2007, 01:33:47 PM »
Vodzy - bass guitar, creating music (bands, electronica), mind expansion.

Define mind expansion.
People just like to think they can know who the monsters are, but they can't.

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Re: What's your Spokane?
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2007, 02:06:27 PM »
How things work
history
radio&radios
old electronic equipment
Tools and machining
Antiques

Many others to many to mention
"Eat it up.  Wear it out.  Make it do or do without." 

'People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.'
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Re: What's your Spokane?
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2007, 06:53:45 PM »
Since you said, what's your Spokane, perhaps everyone should mention a city, if you've ever been obsessed with a city...

I used to find Atlanta very interesting, and for the longest time tried to get a job there so I could move there.  The reasons for that were logical: big city, therefore lots of opportunity, but still in the southeastern US, so not much culture shock to worry about.  Ended up getting just a couple of phone interviews and one on-site interview at a little company in its suburbs.  I gave up on that after running too many times into "local candidates only", "travel/relocation not reimbursed", and the one every Aspie hates... [drumroll]... "excellent communication skills required".  I'll now be looking into what's near my current location.  (Currently employed, just not making as much as I think I could be.)

Other obsessions of mine include:

  • A.S. itself (After growing up feeling like a freak, it's nice to know I'm not the only one.)
  • astronomy
  • aviation
  • brewing  (A new one, after a co-worker got me into it.  Got a gallon of cider fermenting in my kitchen at this time.)
  • cats
  • the Church of the SubGenius  ( www.subgenius.com ... Praise "Bob" )
  • computers
  • Daily Rotten ( www.dailyrotten.com )
  • DVD collecting
  • electronics
  • fantasy / science fiction / horror (books, movies, TV, and conventions)
  • geek culture
  • optical disk technology (In addition to DVD, I want to buy the equipment for both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD.  For some reason, I want first-hand experience comparing these two formats before one of them beats out the other.  I also want to find a place that will fix an old LaserDisc player that I've got.)
  • photography
  • Troma ( delightfully crappy movies ... www.troma.com )
  • zombies
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Re: What's your Spokane?
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2007, 06:59:35 PM »
As for  city Saint John's Newfoundland I have never been but always wanted to go.  I used to listen to a shortwave CBC station from there and also on the net the local stations from there
"Eat it up.  Wear it out.  Make it do or do without." 

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Re: What's your Spokane?
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2007, 07:01:31 PM »
im kind of obsessed with manchester, especially the area i live in, and oxford road, and grosvenor square there. there was a chruch there called All Saints church, it got bombed by the Luftwaffe though and its not there anymore. i have photos of it though, some really cool ones. thats where i go to sit where my sophie tree is. you can see the outline of where the church used to be. and i have loads of old postcards of oxford road.

i used to be obsessed with the plague and fire of london 1665/6 when i was a kid, if that counts as a city obsession. and pompeii. i went there when i was 7. i really want to go back one day, but not in the summer, i hate hot weather.

sophie was obsessed with russia - moscow, st petersburg
and she liked cats and music and playing guitar and piano and horses and stuff

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Re: What's your Spokane?
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2007, 07:15:11 PM »
That's interesting about the church, because I used to be curious about a long-destroyed building.  I started university at a campus that had been almost completely destroyed during the American Civil War, and then rebuilt.  Walking around its campus, you could see remnants of the former buildings.  The one I found most interesting was the one that stood where the library now stands.

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Re: What's your Spokane?
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2007, 07:21:30 PM »
i like things like that, i think it's really interesting. i'm doing a history degree, so i love things like that. i'm in a modern building, but there are several very old ones. the square where the church used to be is probably my favourite though. you can't see the building or anything, but you can see the outline of where it was. i like looking it up in some of the old books in the library.

i found it in some the other day:



this is it in 1866:



and this is it during the fire there in 1850:



and this is an areil photo from 1932, it's not the church, but it's the area where i live. there's a cotton mill there and you can see Park Hospital where i was born. it's now called Trafford General and it was the first NHS hospital in England and Wales after 1948.



i dont understand why hardly anyone finds these things as fascinating as the really are :laugh: