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Listing Your Obsessions

Discussion in 'Obsessions and Interests' started by Chris, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Quasar

    Quasar Well-Known Member

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    Okay... so I've thought about it for a day or two, and I have compiled a sort of list of all the obsessions I can(currently) recall. Probably missing some, but I think this gets the gist of it. Note this is not really in order, although the first few may be close..

    Reptiles, particularly turtles
    Rocks/minerals
    Yo-yos
    Legos/Construx
    Pokemon
    Bionicle
    Finger boards/bikes
    Coins
    Computers
    Cosmetology
    Astronomy
    Programming/scripting
    Ancient Culture(mayan, egyptian, etc)
    Hot Wheels(leading the way! :D)
    Guns
    Knives
    Swords
    Psychology
    Lasers
    Locks
    Regex
    Various tv shows/programs
    Magic(not "the Gathering", like magician stuff)
    Puzzles, traditional and "hand puzzles" as well
    Hats
    Magnetism
    Electromagnetism
    Carnivorous plants
    Various games
    Electronics in general
    Linux
    Forums
    IRC
    Internet
    Dismantling stuff
    UFC

    Um... yeah, I think that about does it for now...
     
  2. Etpwngnome

    Etpwngnome Well-Known Member

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    My obsessions:

    World of Warcraft (my username here is my priest's name on Malorne-US)
    complexity theory
    Anthropology
    Quantum electrodynamics
    Star trek
    squares (yes, the shape. I dunno why.)
    Rubiks cubes
    24
    Bones (best compliment I ever got was when someone told me I was like Bones)
     
  3. CJinherPJs

    CJinherPJs Professional Weirdo V.I.P Member

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    The ones I can remember:

    - Washing machines
    - Teletubbies
    - Music (still interested in music now, even though my taste in music changes periodically)
    - Rabbits
    - Birds
    - Spyro (loved the first three games, still have them somewhere)
    - Drawing 3D shapes
    - Cats
    - Rubber ducks (though this isn't really an obsession, I just like to collect them).
     
  4. umbrellabeach

    umbrellabeach Well-Known Member

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    Past obsessions (that I can remember):
    Rocks, gems, flowers, etc.
    The Lion King and its character Simba
    Lebo Morake
    Bambi
    The Titanic
    Anne Frank
    The shows I used to watch when I was a kid. XD

    Current obsessions:
    Mickey Mouse
    Disney in general
    Walt Disney himself
    Astronomy
    Landscapes
    Flickr
    Adam Young and his projects Owl City, Sky Sailing, etc.
    Screencapping
    Stuart Little (the book & the 2 movies)
    Books by Frances Hodgson Burnett
    The color violet
    YouTube Poops & music videos
    Grammar and using English correctly
     
  5. Pseudeos

    Pseudeos Well-Known Member

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    - Green things
    - Art
    - Toilets
    - The Lion King
    - Rugrats
    - Birds
    - Blinky Bill
    - Superheroes and the science behind them
    - Rocko's Modern Life
    - Ancient Egypt
    - Paganism
    - Harry Potter
    - The USA
    - Emily the Strange
    - Being normal
    - Computer hacking
    - Green Day
    - Nirvana/Kurt Cobain
    - Opiates
    - Schizophrenia
    - Playing guitar
    - Computers
    - Bipolar disorder
    - Warriors (book series)
    - Punks
    - Autism Spectrum Disorders
    - Psychology (in general)
    - Psychiatric medications
    - Goths
    - Suicide methods (I wasn't depressed or anything)
    - Taking photos of things
    - School shooters
    - English language
    - Marilyn Manson
    - Russia
    - Cannabis
    - Mushrooms
    - Cough medicine
    - Wicca
     
  6. richbebo

    richbebo Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone i'm new and this is officaily my first post to this forum.I'm from Surrey in England and i'm 21 and these are my obbsessions...

    Dinosoars
    Snakes
    Pokemon
    Drawing
    Computer Games
    Sonic the Hedgehog
    Pet Mice
    Series of Unfortunate Events(books)
    Harry Potter
    Warhammers
    Big Brother
    Cars
    Splintercell (game)
    Soul music
    Doing weights

    and atm i'd say Tarantulas(got one), Air guns, and ASPERGERS actually lol

    the aspergers one is weired,i cant get off my laptop, anyone else had that
     
  7. jmnixon95

    jmnixon95 Well-Known Member

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    I like Music, Literature, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology.
    I had a real "obsession" with the Beatles for a few years (still do, but not as strong).
    However, my first full-blown Asperger's special interest was American presidents starting when I was approximately five years of age. I still like them, but I'm not as... what's the word I need right now? Anyways, I still find them very interesting.
     
  8. noraa

    noraa Well-Known Member

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    Here are some of mine, I am still obsessed with most of them.

    Counter-Strike
    Producing music
    DJing
    Electronic dance music (Hardstyle, trance, house ect.) :D
    Grand Theft Auto series
    Facebook
    Computers
    Pokemon (Everyone seems to like this :p)
    Exercising (Gym, running, weights ect)
     
  9. regnkappa

    regnkappa Well-Known Member

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    raincoats
    computer hardware
    programming
    girlfriends
    tv shows (buffy,angel, bones, gilmore girls,charmed, big bang theory, friends)
    Role Playing with pen and paper, books. (Eon, Neotech, Buffy ,angel, Saga, Dungeons and Dragons)
    Irc Chat
    Forums (buffy,asperger, computer hardware,game forums)
    World of warcraft
     
  10. Crossbreed

    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝

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    I am first & foremost driven in my relationships and related responsibilities, but these are my avocational/leisurely obsessions:
    1. Playscale [1:6] action dolls (customizing)
    2. Figure drawing
    3. Human eidonomy [external anatomy]
    4. Comic book art (American)
    5. Animal eidonomy & taxonomy [classification]
    6. Etymology [word histories]
    7. Onomastics [name histories]
    8. Neology [inventing words & names]
    9. Cryptology [codes, ciphers, etc.]
    10. Clueless crosswords
    11. Mathematics (as far as I have gone)
    12. Computer programming, including PLCs
    13. Database
    14. Bookkeeping (for my home & business) [I know it is necessary, but has an enjoyable quality, too]
    15. Drafting, particularly CAD
    16. Computer graphics (including color manipulation)
    17. Physics (as far as I have gone)
    18. Logic grid puzzles
    19. Sudoku
    20. Numbrix
    21. Minesweeper
    22. Physical puzzles, like Orbix, Pyraminx, The Brain, etc.
    23. Bicycling
    24. Instruments: cabasa, melodica
    25. Autism
    26. Intellectual giftedness
    Past:
    1. Choir singing
    2. Acting
    3. Stage magic
    4. Electronics
    5. Frisbee & flying rings
    6. Boomerangs (returning type)
    7. Speech synthesis/phonetic alphabet
     
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  11. Salmongirl17

    Salmongirl17 I'll try to make a full return

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    A few (not by any means all) of my obsessions include:

    - Playing musical instruments
    - Learning new instruments
    - Music composition
    - Music theory
    - Doctor Who
    - Memorizing digits of pi
    - Getting good grades in school
    - Instagram
    - Snapchat
    - My boyfriend
    - Marching band
    - Drum Corps International (DCI)
    - The bands Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, My Chemical Romance, and Twenty One Pilots
    - Tourbooks and tourguides
    - Memorizing maps
    - YouTube
    - Sleep

    And most of all...
    - Spaghetti and Parmesan cheese
     
  12. Irkoutsk

    Irkoutsk Well-Known Member

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    Trance,
    Travelling around the world (especially Europe, North America and South America),
    Geography,
    Video Games,
    Asperger Syndrom,
    Space and Planets,
    Languages (French, English, Turkish, Spanish, Russian)
    Cats and Dogs,
    Security Agences,
    War,
    Psychology,
    And many other.
     
  13. s6driver

    s6driver New Member

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    Some current and (mostly) past obsessions:

    (Yes I know that a lot of these things contradict each other, haha... they didn't all happen at the same time)

    Inventing stuff
    camping/hiking
    fitness
    BBQ'ing
    cigars
    cars
    beer
    scotch
    wine
    web design
    photoshop
    photography
    wikipedia
    forums
    guns
    fishing
    golf
    skiing
    off-grid living
    farm-to-fork
    hamburgers
    planes/flying
    politics
    stocks/finance
    programming
    billiards
    hunting
    home improvement (the hobby, not the show)
    modern war movies/documentaries
    hot sauce
    gardening
    log cabins
    carpentry
    metal machining
    travel
    scuba diving


    I don't know why I always gravitate towards obsessions that cost a lot of money :/
     
  14. s6driver

    s6driver New Member

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    And just for fun, some of my 6yr-old son's obsessions, past and present:

    Cars (the movie)
    Toy cars
    car makes/models
    Geography
    Russian language
    Minions
    Our cat
    swimming
    Rubik's cube (which I also had a short obsession with, spent a week learning how to solve it and then doing it as fast as possible so that I could teach him)
    fishing (probably my fault)
    having things in alphabetical order
    the concept of Infinity
    Rube Goldberg contraptions
    bugs
    hedgehogs
    pigs
    knock-knock jokes
    Tom and Jerry
    board games
    store/restaurant names