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Joined: 13 May 2006
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14 Jun 2006, 11:44 pm

I was always obsessed with the grateful dead when I was young and wished I could go on the road with all the deadheads. Now I'm kind of obsessed with sustainable living/back to the land/survivalist kind of things. Still wish I could have followed the dead though.


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Joined: 2 Apr 2006
Age: 38
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15 Jun 2006, 12:29 am

lots of stupid things...


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Joined: 12 Jun 2006
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15 Jun 2006, 7:29 am

Just remembered I have an ongoing on-off obsession with microbiology and parasites. A friend and engaged in a talk about parasites, forgetting we vwrre in an openn chat room, and grossed off all the other people in there, who said "Eww! I'm off!" or words to that effect, and left the two of us alone discussing malaria, liver flukes, and tapeworms all by ourselves.



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Joined: 11 Jun 2006
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Location: 9099 will be my last post...what the hell 9011 will be.

19 Jun 2006, 11:11 pm

I played with lego's till 13(many hours everyday). Then my brother came
in oneday and said I was a fag/p**** I should be out having sex and building
real cars. Needless to say he was a NT a$$hole. I then got a more "manly"
hobby chemistry(for the next 16 years). I guess now I'm just a scatter
brained ADHD person on the net, looking up things.

Snowy Owl
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Joined: 2 Jun 2006
Age: 33
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Posts: 128

21 Jun 2006, 5:13 am

In the past:

Books, reading, words
Maps and atlases

More currently:

Still books and reading
Serial killers
Computers (Linux)
Airports and their IATA codes


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Joined: 16 Jan 2006
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21 Jun 2006, 11:30 am

My obsessions:
Linguistics in general (so powerful that I'm a linguistics graduate student)
Writing systems, orthograpy, and typography

To a lesser degree:
History and Culture (I'm more interested in general trends and how they affected the culture rather than detailed biographies).
Science fiction and Fantasy
Military History and technology


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Joined: 2 Mar 2006
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Posts: 1,904
Location: Cave Spring GA USA

21 Jun 2006, 11:52 am

My obessions are Final Fantasy series music. I've got almost every Final Fantasy music that's out there on the web. I've gotten all sorts of Final Fantasy music from Final Fantasy 4 through Final Fantasy X-2. I've gotten all sorts of Final Fantasy 8 pictures on my computer. My most favorite Final Fantasy game is FF8. Squall Leonhart is like my role model.
My other two obessions are Tigers and Novel Writing. I've got Tiger posters all over my walls in my room. I've got a Tiger throw blanket. I've got Tiger sheets, pillow cases, blanket. I've got two tiger plushies, five statues of tigers and some more.
Novel Writing: I've written four novels so far and I'm gong to write several more. I've got everything on how to write novels. How to get published and the unsaid law of publishing.
Oh yeah I love getting sound tracks from my favorite movies and tv shows. CSI, Jimmy Neutron, Danny Phatom, Worlds Wildest Police Videos, Star Trek TNG and DS9. Yep that's mostly all of them.

Beauty is in the eye of beholder but to a theif beauty is money.

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Joined: 18 Jun 2006
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Location: YouKay

21 Jun 2006, 4:45 pm

many things like philosophy, psychology, history, various science and technology, geography, finance, biology, economics, religion, sociology etc that I dip in and out of, basically I like knowing 'stuff' about everything, I HATE not knowing something, I guess you all know what I mean. :D

I have a bit of an obsession with news sometimes, becoming a bit of a 'news junkie' at times, trawling through tons of news sites, newspapers and tv, it's amazing how little news there really is sometimes.

Also have a bit of a fascination with conspiracies and stuff like that, probably a bit on the paranoid side but also somewhat of a cynic.

I sort of collect quotes as well, I dont know why but I just love famous quotes, they help inspire me somewhat when I feel down.

My main interests however lie in two areas aircraft and cars, for cars it's mostly performance cars and racing cars and has been since I was a child, my encyclopedic knowledge of cars impresses some people, though really I am no better than some of the other car nuts out there who may or may not be aspies or similar.

For aircraft it's mainly ww2 military aircraft, or military aircraft in general and also expands out into military history and other military equipment sometimes, I always return to my beloved aircraft though, which I have also been obsessed with as a child, though not quite as long as I have been with cars.


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Joined: 11 Jun 2006
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Location: Philadelphia Suburbs

21 Jun 2006, 10:34 pm

Thomas the Tank Engine
Trains (riding them)
Model Trains
Baseball (first time)
Star Trek (the "starship" toys)
Star Trek (then the "action figure" toys)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (toys and like three VHS tapes we had)
MacGyver (the explosion during the opening credits made my week)
Wings (an old show on the history channel about planes, not the sitcom)
Married with Children
The TGIF lineup of shows (Full House, Family Matters, Perfect Strangers, Step by Step, Boy Meets World, Dinosaurs)
Hogan's Heroes (first time)
Gilligan's Island (first time)
Back to the Future (first time)
The Nick at Night lineup (I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show (much worse then I remembered), the Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, The Munsters, I Dream of Jeannie, Taxi, Bewitched, ect...)
The Simpsons
Beavis and Butt-head
Singled Out
Watching the History Channel in general
David Letterman
Conan O'Brien
Watching the news straight from 6:00 to 7:00 for some reason
The Twilight Zone
Tom Clancy Novels
other people's novels and other authors too but usually novelists.
Gilligan's Island and Hogan's Heroes again (DVD rush)
There are more but that's enough.

Star Trek, all incarnations (I watch the battle scenes alot and certain episodes. Like reading meaningless and fake technically info from fan sites. Still not as fanatical as I once was)
Baseball (second time) (I purchased game, Out of the Park 2, and it was off to the races to mix metaphors)
History (the focus for the more then a year on bios of marxist leaders with a dabble into American history, WWII, and alot of military history)
Movies (I don't watch alot of movies but I like to talk to my self alot about them)
Politics (heavy reading, with use of internet. I don't watch much TV just for the heck of it)
Asperger's (current. I have been getting as much information ever since I suspected I might have it. I have been spending more time on this then anything else though I suspect it will drop off once I get a diagnosis and start to figure everything out somewhat.)
When season 5 of "24" comes out on DVD I will be focused onto that for 36 hours, but then will lose interest for the next year.


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Location: In a quiet and peaceful garden, where Mick Avory-like Sweet Peas grow

21 Jun 2006, 11:08 pm

Mine are an embarassment to my Family.


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Joined: 28 May 2005
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21 Jun 2006, 11:13 pm

I am now obsessed with genetics and interracial people and all that, I am also interested in CCS...


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Joined: 20 Jun 2006
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22 Jun 2006, 8:03 am

Thinking back on my childhood:

Collecting Garbage Pail kids cards LOL
making art with my hands
tree climbing (no tree was safe) LOL
cleaning my room
organizing items and rooms

Now as I am older:

the internet is my current obsession
buying cloth diapers (have a 2 year old)
vaccinations and their toxic ingredients
natural living
organic eating
organic anything
healthy living and alternative healthcare
working out with weights


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Joined: 10 May 2006
Age: 38
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Location: Ontario Canada

22 Jun 2006, 11:09 am

I love love love obsessing on my interests!! !

books- currently reading Wheel Of Time and loveing it
Past interest
Judasism- Hense the name
musical instruments

Does anyone else retain some interest in past obbsessions even after the have past

Yellow-bellied Woodpecker
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Joined: 22 Jun 2006
Age: 31
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24 Jun 2006, 5:45 pm

I love taking apart electronics. I'm going to take apart my VCR

Sea Gull
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Joined: 15 Jun 2006
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Location: South West England

24 Jun 2006, 5:55 pm

I often check out past obessions after they have faded, others come around every few months or so it just depends.

When freedom is outlawed only outlaws are free.


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Joined: 5 Jun 2006
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Location: bolton, greater manchester. uk

24 Jun 2006, 6:45 pm

In no particular order: * = current. My obsessions usually last a year then I get bored.
looking at watches in catalogues * though I don't wear one, or any jewellery for that matter.
human parsites
airplane the movie *
watching the news *
bruce lee
new science and technology *
inspirational quotes
conspiracy theories
walking with beasts bbc dvd
walking with dinosaurs bbc dvd
the shawshank redemption movie
road signs and associated stuff
stealth technology
tibet / human rights / dalai lama
owning books, especially old ones
baxters soup labels
asperger tests *
feral children
anything out of the ordinary *
unit 731
medieval torture
tapping my hands and feet when I don't know I'm doing it *
natural disasters
bad weather / tornadoes in particular
venomous animals
lemon curd *
jaffa cakes *
chocolate *
stone circles
people who have been preserved in peat bogs
great white shark
plane crashes
insects *
pond life
nature *
the paranormal
thai boxing
brazilian jiu jitsu *
the birth and continued success of the ultimate fighting championship *
sculpture / carving
writing and performing stand up comedy
writing stories
tropical fish
nikola tesla
body language
writing songs
missiles and weapons
nuclear, biological and chemical warfare
budgies / falconry
insectivorous plants
watching movies *
animal teeth
leonardo da vinci
toy trains (hornby)
maps / globes
reading *
animals, domestic and wild
keeping pets *
big country
star wars
whale sounds
environmental issues
asperger tests *
lon chaney junior
jack the ripper
serial killers
forensic science

There are those who see things as they are and ask why ? and there are those who dream of things that never were and say why not ?