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SteelMaiden
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05 Nov 2006, 2:40 pm

Ok. Simply post, in list format, any obsessions that you have. For instance, for me:

1. Numbers, numbers, numbers.
2. The London Underground.
3. The Periodic Table.
4. Medicine.
5. INFORMATION.


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05 Nov 2006, 2:42 pm

1. Scifi (anything)
2. Pi
3. Reading
4. Issac Asimov
5. Internet
6. Computers
7. Star Trek
8. Autism / Aspergers



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05 Nov 2006, 2:46 pm

1. THe Simpsons
2. South Park
3. Family Guy
4. Adult Swim
5. American Dad
6. The FCC switchover to all digital broadcasting in 2009 (in the U.S.)
7. Finding a girlfriend
8. Getting out of Houston
9. School
10. Geology
11. Staying in shape
12. Animal House
13. Zucker Bros. movies
14. Acceptance
15. the modern architecture of Dubai, UAE
16. sex
17. electronics
18. buying a home theater system
19. jazz music
20. R&B music
21. retro music
22. classic cartoons
23. computer games
24. the leftist political revolution in South America (Hugo Chavez, Evo Morales, etc), and my support for it
25. foreign languages
26. financial stability

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05 Nov 2006, 2:48 pm

1. Garlic
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2. SEPHIROTH!! !
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3. 1337
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4. Vampires and teh taste of blood. It tastes very good.
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05 Nov 2006, 2:51 pm

What's the significance of the number 1337? I have always wondered.

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05 Nov 2006, 2:54 pm

Tim_Tex wrote:
What's the significance of the number 1337? I have always wondered.

Tim


Leet means awesmome!

its actually in a language called 1337 speech



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05 Nov 2006, 3:55 pm

Well, I have a LOT of obsessions. I told my parents just this week it is what I find interesting or useful. I guess that is basically:

1. All things mechanical
2. All things electronic/computer
3. All things mental
4. The circulatory system.
5. Anabolism/catabolism
6. Various political, social, financial areas.

You can't truly consider the remainder obsessions. I was never so obsessed.

As for moves, Science fiction SOME science fantasy, SOME comedy, SOME drama.

As for music, I like classical to hard rock. The ones I like the best are stimulating, or ones that tell a nice story, etc... So that includes nearly every beatles tune, and they run the gambit from soft(almost classical), to hard. They are imaginative, or tell a story.

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05 Nov 2006, 3:58 pm

1. Dogs
2. Linguistics/Etymology
3. Mythology
4. Evolutionary biology
5. Neurology
6. Genetics


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05 Nov 2006, 4:20 pm

Just those that come to mind from the recent past:

1. Brian Jonestown Massacre
2. Psychopharmacology & Ethnobotany
3. Asperger's/Autism (this is a new one to me)
4. Communication/language
5. Music
6. Spiritual traditions of the world
7. Gurdjieffian thought
There've been many others over the years but most of these have been fairly constant


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05 Nov 2006, 4:34 pm

rocks&gemtones
sportscards
yao ming (it basketball season) 8)
music
friendships i dont have any but i fantasize about them haha


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06 Nov 2006, 3:47 am

1. Damon Albarn (in Blur, Gorillaz, The Good The Band & The Queen, ect.)
2. Male Homosexuality (just... generally... don't know why...)
3. Scientology (not as a Scientologist, just someone fascinated by the whole thing)
4. Serial killers
5. Toy birds, and stuffed birds.
6. A particular shade of blue.
7. British music



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06 Nov 2006, 4:23 pm

1 ) Action figures.
2 ) Comics.
3 ) Dinosaurs.
4 ) Computer games.
5 ) The Vietnam War (and military history in general, but mostly this war).
6 ) Ninjas.
7 ) Zombies.
8 ) Giant Robots.
9 ) William Shatner (The World's Greatest Living Actor. Don't try and convince me otherwise) and other Star Trek-related things.
10 ) Writing.



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06 Nov 2006, 9:13 pm

1 Weather (especially temperatures and extremes of temperature)
2 Photography.
3 Psychology and the brain (especially autism)
4 Snakes
5 Hairstyles
6 Cosmology
7 Religion (I feel I am on a big mission to attack and destroy fundamentalism)

I think about my obsessions far more than talk about them. I tend to think about snakes especially a lot.



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06 Nov 2006, 9:20 pm

My obsessions vary all the time, but these are the main ones
1. Adventure games
2. Roller Coasters
3. Fantasy Books
4. Asperger's/Autism
5. The internet
6. Mental disorders
7. Super Heroes
8. The paranormal 8)
9. Apopalyptic/Natural Disaster scenarios(I even have a favorite one. Mega Tsunamis :twisted: )


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06 Nov 2006, 11:02 pm

Now:

1. Movies
2. Greek mythology
3. Pirates

Once upon a time...

1. Dinosaurs
2. Dolphins
3. Unicorns
4. Andrew Lloyd Webber
5. Disney cartoons since Aladdin
6. Monty Python



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07 Nov 2006, 3:12 am

1. Music. I must divide this into two subcategories.

A. Finding it. Top 40 will never be good enough. I must dig and dig and dig... forever. Daniel Johnston, Melt-Banana, Telefon Tel Aviv, Einzerstraude Neubauten, Television, Amebix, Rhapsody, Wesley Willis, Merzbow, Pig Destroyer, Killing Joke... those are just a few of the things I scratch off the top of my head. I must find it. I can never stop. I must find more. I can never rest. I must find more. I must find more. I must find every last thing out there that's worth hearing. My quest will never end, because just when I've exhausted everything, somebody out there (including me) will make something new and novel. This may be the postmodern age where everything's just one big puked-up mess of floating signifiers from the contemporary past... but pastiche, nay, even bricolage can still lead to great new sensations.

B. Making it. I would describe what I do as improvizational outsider noise-core. I want to learn as many instruments as I can. I'm figuring out the guitar. I'm pro-level at bass. Need to get my hands on a drumset. I wish I could play every instrument in the orchestra. And all kinds of odds and ends that aren't (conventionally). I want to be like Aphex Twin and expand electro-sounds to places nobody else is capable of. It's all in my head, churning away perpetually... I only need the keys to bring it to life.

2. Women. I want one. More than anything. It drives me insane, nearly mentally murdering me. I don't fully understand why. Maybe it's just raw evolutionary constitution (agonizingly unfulfilled), or existential longing above and beyond mere hormonal mechanics. Either way, I must have one. Before I die. While I'm relatively young, I hope.

3. Building my home. I want to make a visionary environment. A postmodern wonderland. Kind of like this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palais_Ideal

4. Weapons. I could deliver a two hour lecture on Northern European swords between the years 450 and 1000 A.D.

Strangely, my academic vocation doesn't get me all that worked up. The reason I do what I do is because it's better than the alternative: a mundane "real job" that would mentally murder me. Academia is the earthly salvation that preserves my fragile psychological well-being. Though I tell you what, a trust fund of a few million dollars would be even better! Fat chance of that ever coming my way; my richest relative's job involves pulling levers on a machine that could kill fifty workmen with one misstep. Though academia is my earthly salvation, it is not my cosmic aspiration.