Open Thread: Collections

(Posted by chris the cynic)

Is there anything you collect?  Is there anything you’d like to collect?  Are there any people in your life who collect things that you’d like to talk about?  Any collection types that you find interesting/weird/noteworthy?


7 thoughts on “Open Thread: Collections

  1. elliemurasaki October 29, 2013 at 8:58 am


  2. lonespark42 October 29, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Heh. Are you still doing the book sale?

  3. lonespark42 October 29, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    I collect things that are my favorite color. I try to have them be functional things as much as possible. For a short while I collected elephant things. I used to collect coins, not for their value but just to have examples of coins from lots of different countries.

  4. christhecynic October 29, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    (Thought I posted this hours ago)

    My dad likes frogs. He is, through no fault of his own, covered in a frog collection. Given that he likes frogs whenever someone sees a frog thing they think of him and possibly getting it for him, whenever someone needs to get something for him and doesn’t have a specific idea it invariably ends up being a frog thing. Thus the frog collection has been generated.

    At one point I was collecting the various translations of the bible in my house into a single place. When I used that word (collecting) when someone inquired about the resulting stack it was taken to mean something else and for a while I was being given bibles on a regular basis.

    On the one hand it does interest me to see the various divergent translations, on the other hand that’s totally not what I meant and I think it’s definitely the good thing that I no longer have an

    If I had the money I would collect twisty puzzles, (Rubik’s cube like things.) As is I have, probably, less than ten.

    At one point, when I was much younger, I collected both coins and coin like things. So for example tokens from an arcade, I wouldn’t use them all because I’d want one to keep.

  5. froborr October 29, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    My sister-in-law had the EXACT thing happen as your father. Right down to the animal in question being frogs.

  6. elliemurasaki October 29, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Lonespark: No. Sorry if you were hoping to buy something.

  7. Firedrake November 4, 2013 at 5:52 am

    christhecynic — that reminds me of an aunt of mine who collected decorative teaspoons. She’d enjoyed it, and wanted to stop, but all her relatives all over the world knew that she always wanted teaspoons and couldn’t be persuaded otherwise.

    I’m trying not to collect more books and games, and instead concentrate on music and films, which I can store digitally without loss of quality.

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