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darthvyn
07-08-2002, 05:50 PM
i am obsessed with cars. (especially my ex-police car.)

i am obsessed with Taco Bell.

i am obsessed with playing darts.

i am obsessed with the Simpsons.

i am obsessed with Christopher Walken.

i am obsessed with Guinness Stout.

i am obsessed with comic books. (especially Spider-man now, and Savage Dragon.)

anyone else?

Jedi Knightrider
07-08-2002, 06:04 PM
I'm obsessed with dolphins - and, well, David Hsselhoff, and Kightrider

Jargo
07-08-2002, 06:43 PM
Orange - the color. I can't explain it but anything orange gets me in a tizz. It must have psychological implications, somewhere deep within my psyche there's an event that's tinged with orange but I haven't found it yet. All i know is that my whole house is painted in shades of orange from egg yolk yellow through deep oranges that are almost red. My clothing, soft furnishings, books, nic-nacs, bedding - everything has orange in their somewhere.

I don't think it's like a serious thing. Nothing like a trauma but there's a link to a memory or a person or a posession. I'd say that it's a real obsession. :)

Teddy bears too. Can't have enough teddy bears. They sit in the stores and out of hundreds just one will look back at you and there's a difference in the face that says "hello, buy me" and I have to buy it and give it a home and a name. Might sound girly but some of the most powerful and influential men in the world have been and are teddy bear collectors so i don't think I'm alone in this or weird at all.

bedroom gymnastics.... I won't go into detail but let's just say it's not for sleep reasons that I spend so much time in the sack :evil: It keeps you young y'know....... puts hairs on your chest...... :D

I'm a compulsive tidier. I just have to have things in their own place or squared off. If i see a pile of papers I'll neaten them to death so the corners are all in line and the stack is square to the corner of the desk or table. Books on shelves I'll constantly tweak into position so all the spines are in line and flush with each other. Clothes have to be hung just so. Towels in the bathroom ar hung like it was a hotel and I make a point of the piece of toilet roll showing so it isn't untidy. Just stupis stupid things that mean nothing and generally go unnoticed by other people but they all make me unhappy if they aren'y done right. I even do it at other peoples homes and in stores and restaurants too. Kinda sad. But what the hell, other people get a free tidy up from me. What have they got to complain about? :crazed:

jjreason
07-08-2002, 06:50 PM
Im pretty much obsessed with work. When I get in my car to go to the store, I reach for the radio. When I argue with my wife I often make the mistake of telling her to "do it now" (doesn't go over well). When I go into the public bathroom, I check all the stalls and look behind the door. I think it might have something to do with my safety - if I don't do those things at work, it could have health ramifications. I've been known to go in on days off to check the email, my mailbox, see who's in cells, see what happened in court, etc.
We have a very tight knit group of guys and gals at our office, Im not the only one who behaves this way.

Im a little obsessed with comics, but it's an on and off thing - always there to some degree or another, the same as the SW thing.

Hasbro'sBountyHunter
07-08-2002, 07:08 PM
1. ANIME! Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball Z, Tenchi Muyo, Digimon, Pokemon (especially Pokemon), Yu-Gi Oh, Moncolle Knights, you name it!

2. WWE! What? It doesn't matter!

3. HOCKEY! Washington Caps fan. Take that Penguins, we got Robert Lang!

4. X-MEN! Snikt, snikt!

5. THE INTERNET!

DeadEye
07-08-2002, 07:15 PM
Women, first-person shooters, and the Alien movies. And guns! :D

JetsAndHeels
07-08-2002, 07:38 PM
Besides Star Wars, I am obsessed with:
Comics.....I love reading and looking at comics. I usually hit the local shop every other day after work. I have always loved them.
Superman...kind of goes with the comic thing, since he is my favorite superhero. I love the Superman Shield. I have the T-shirts, the stickers, the cap....Have to watch "Smallville" every week, even if it is a rerun...
Loud music.....Like jjreason said, I reach for the radio when I get in the car...It has to be rock, and it has to be loud. No wonder I am going deaf at age 24.
Chicken Wings....That's right. I go to the sports bar and I have to have them..and they have to be very spicy. The hotter the better.
Sports....If it wasn't for football, hockey, and baseball, I wouldn't know what to do. I guess it's just an obsession since I've grown up with it all my life and been to so many sporting events.
Video Games....I will play X box at my friend's house for hours and hours on end. Madden 2002 is the current obsession until the new game comes out next month....Then I go home and sometimes get on my Playstation 2 to play...You guessed it, Madden.
There's just a few, but I am sure there are more. Just too lazy to list them all.

darthvyn
07-08-2002, 07:40 PM
i forgot about one thing...

praying mantis kung-fu.

i studied it a little in college, then the summer after i graduated, two praying mantis' crossed my path at different times. i feel like it might be some sort of spirit animal for me... i need to master this form. it's also perfect for my out-of-proportion long arms...

Exhaust Port
07-08-2002, 08:02 PM
Simpsons

Beast
07-08-2002, 08:06 PM
As most of you can probably tell, I am just as completely obsessed with DVD's as much as I am with Star Wars. I have quite a large collection of them, and actually browse more DVD sites then I do Star Wars Collecting Sites. :D

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

DeadEye
07-08-2002, 08:10 PM
Jar Jar, you have none of the Alien movies!

Beast
07-08-2002, 08:51 PM
Originally posted by DeadEye
Jar Jar, you have none of the Alien movies!
I have none of them on DVD. I do own the Laserdisc S.E.'s of both ALIEN and ALIENS. They have the exact same features, infact they have more then the DVD versions. I don't own the 3rd movie, because some of the best scenes were cut by the director. And the 4th one was sucktaculer. Both 3 and 4 need proper S.E. treatments, before I will purchase them. :D :)

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

Jedi Juice
07-08-2002, 08:51 PM
Here's my list:

Playing the Trumpet
Hooters Buffalo Wings
Car Audio Systems
Car Custom Exhaust
Abercrombie Clothing
DVD and Home Audio
and... that's all I can think of right now.

morecow299
07-08-2002, 08:51 PM
Simpsons, TV, movies, and comics

Jonna
07-08-2002, 10:01 PM
Damn darthvyn! You opened the floodgates with this one. Let's see:

Star Wars
Horror, Sci-fi and disturbing drug/loss of sanity Movies
Quantum Physics / M-Theory / SuperStrings
embarasing people in public
Budhism
Psychology
Farscape
Clubbing/dancing
Blue coolaide
Philosophy
The reasoning behind Religions
oriental swords
Red meat (just cut the legs off and shove it down my throat)
Genetics
Logic
NLP (Nero Linguistical Processing)
problem solving
Long Island Iceteas
evolution
fast food
Carl Jung / Arthur Rimbaud / Goethe / Albert Camus / Nietzsche / Dali / Einstein
Sex
Relativity
nailing things to the ceiling
condiments (especially ketchup)
Writing poetry, prose and philisophical essays
Working on my book
Maleria
music
Traveling
Vodka
Museums
Japan
Art
Nanotechnology
Sex
Realms of the human unconscious and behavioral patterns
Cats/Kittens
debates
non-locality of the spacetime continumm
Cigarettes
Collecting toys
quirks
hiding in plain sight and refusing to show that I believe that others can see me
Transhumanism/Extropianism
Alternate realities
video games
this forum
getting people to laugh by doing ridiculous things
Chinese Buffets
schizophrenia
diptheria
Redecorating
Starlight Mints
Hentai/Anime
Sea food
Photographs
lucid dreaming
Dressing up like a loon
the memory of all the things I had to quit when I "grew up" (mind you I only grew up about 2 years ago)


and of course everything must be done in EXCESS!

that is all I can think of for right now...I'll call back later.

Alright, I'm back:

The Cure / VNV nation / Covanet
eating watermellon in the shower
the dark / night time
leather pants
Babilon 5
my web site (form time to time)
Plo Koon / Zuckuss
the cosmos
hawian shirts
club clothes
creating mayhem
and on and on and on......
:D

DeadEye
07-08-2002, 10:30 PM
Jonna, you forgot to mention "Being mean to DeadEye." :(

Jar Jar, I agree that Alien Resurrection stank. It was like a darn comic book. A pity, because that was the only film where the aliens looked decent! (In #1 it looked like a man in a suit...in #2 they were mostly animatronic...in #3 it was a terrible-looking puppet.) And Alien 3 and 4's DVDs have paltry special features...however I feel that 1 and 2 are must-have DVDs!

And yes, Alien 3 could have been a much better film without the cuts. Especially since, thanks to the cuts, we have no idea whatever happened to poor Golic strapped in his bed. :D Alien 3 had much more potential with its early script, in which Corporal Hicks was the hero! I'm all for that!!! :p

Beast
07-08-2002, 10:37 PM
Originally posted by DeadEye
Jar Jar, I agree that Alien Resurrection stank. It was like a darn comic book. A pity, because that was the only film where the aliens looked decent! (In #1 it looked like a man in a suit...in #2 they were mostly animatronic...in #3 it was a terrible-looking puppet.) And Alien 3 and 4's DVDs have paltry special features...however I feel that 1 and 2 are must-have DVDs!
In Alien the creature was never seen enough in the film to ever look like a man in a suit. Besides the body shape is supposed to be humanoid, it takes on a similar shape to the creature that was it's host.

Wrong, the only Animatronic Alien in Aliens is the Queen. All the rest of the Aliens are gymnists and similar people in suits that were filmed upside down and sideways, while usually being suspended on wires. That is clearly shown in the Laserdisc/DVD documentary.

In Alien 3, some shots I believe were partially CGI, but that was to expensive. The rod puppet shots are still convincing, because like in the first film the critter is bearly seen. But it wasn't as simple as just a rubber puppet. They actually did tests, putting a dog in an Alien suit, but it was a huge failure.

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

Nebulaz
07-08-2002, 10:50 PM
I'm obsessed with making my car go faster.

2-1B
07-09-2002, 01:24 AM
I have the Alien DVD set, only because I found it used.
It's not worth $80 new to me, but at $40 I thought it was quite a bargain. :)

Beast
07-09-2002, 01:34 AM
I was considering picking up the set, but I can get the movies seperatly, and ALIEN will be obsolete next year. It's going to be released as a 5-Star Edition release. And it's going to include the bonus making feature that was only on a 5th disc that was included in the first pressing of the Boxset. As well as more new features and stuff that is being prepared. :)

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

Eternal Padawan
07-09-2002, 08:34 AM
Heh. I have that 5th disc and I've never opened it.

I, too, am obsessed with DVDs. Almost 500 discs and counting.

I am obsessed with Movie Posters. And movies. I work at a movie theatre.

Transformers. G1. Cartoons. Comics. Some RID. Haven't picked up the new comic yet. The Movie is on the way.

Comics. Kind of. I don't collect anymore, but the new Marvel figures are sweet. I have 20,000 back issues in my parents basement.

I used to collect TV Guides. From 1977- 1995.

And most importantly. I am obsessed with being a dad. Therefore, I know all 254 Pokemon and I can sing theme songs to several PBS and Disney shows. "Its. The. Great big book of everything with everything inside..."

billfremore
07-09-2002, 08:40 AM
What do you mean besides Star Wars?
There's other things besides Star Wars? ;)

I love comics, Superman especially, as is evident since it is the largest part of my collection.

I love movies in general. I always feel like I want to have a movie critic's job becasue all he does is get paid to watch movies and complain about how bad they are.
Hey at $13.50 a pop these days I'd love for anybody to pay me to watch movies.

Oh, and being mean to Deadeye ;) :)

Jonna
07-09-2002, 09:21 AM
Originally posted by DeadEye
Jonna, you forgot to mention "Being mean to DeadEye." :(

It's nothing personal! I don't know you and don't claim to know you. I'm a smart@$$, plain and simple. If I see someone making an idiotic statement or an outrageous claim, I am, without a doubt, going to make a joke over it. Do my jokes sometimes get overdone or drawn out to extremes? Yes, but that's just me; an extremist till the end.:D

DeadEye
07-09-2002, 09:25 AM
Oh. Ok, then. Because I thought you and I were cool, talking about UFOs and stuff. :D

Exhaust Port
07-09-2002, 11:12 AM
Jar Jar, any word if Aliens will be released again? It's my all time fav. movie and I feel the DVD falls short. No Dir. Commentary, only an interview from the 80's? Thanks but no thanks. I felt the Alien DVD is a lot better.

Beast
07-09-2002, 03:17 PM
Originally posted by Exhaust Port
Jar Jar, any word if Aliens will be released again? It's my all time fav. movie and I feel the DVD falls short. No Dir. Commentary, only an interview from the 80's? Thanks but no thanks. I felt the Alien DVD is a lot better.
Aliens may get released again, since they are going to do a 5-star collection release of Alien. But don't ever expect a Audio Commentary from James Cameron on the movie. Him and Steven Spielburg dispise Audio Commentaries. They feel that it takes away some of the magic of the film, if you can hear the director talk about how things were done. Be glad they atleast will do interviews for the DVD features. And the problem with how old the intreviews are, is that they were filmed for the LD release. When DVD came about they just ported them over. :)

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

QLD
07-09-2002, 03:29 PM
I am obsessed with:

Charles Barkley
Atlanta Sports teams
Atlanta Sports teams Starting Lineup figures
Fantasy Football
Bruce Campbell
porn (thanks to the internet and file sharing programs for making it free and easy)
I used to be obsessed with movies, but now I have just a modest DVD collection, and about 5,000 VHS tapes in my grandfathers basement.
console video games
tivo

stormie
07-09-2002, 03:31 PM
I don't think I'm even obsessed with Star Wars, but maybe that's actually part of being obsessed?!

The closest things to an obsession I have is determining where commas go in sentences, when to hyphenate compound words, figuring out the relative values and hues of nearly everything I see, and washing my hands 30-40 times a day.

But that last one is actually a necessity...really.

Jedi Juice
07-09-2002, 05:59 PM
Ooh, I love Latin music too.

DARTH DUBIOUS
07-09-2002, 07:28 PM
Myself. Attaining a state of pleasure never before reached by man. Whipped creme. Avoiding the smell of rubber. Leather upholstery and silk bedding. Orangutan hair sweaters. saving the 'lil chil'ren from the perils of war. feeding homeless tortoises.
being a real jerkwad to my Mother and family. Getting falling down drunk regularly to alleviate the boredom.

DeadEye
07-09-2002, 07:57 PM
Darth Dubious, how old are you?

Jedi Knightrider
07-09-2002, 08:13 PM
I am obsessed with talking to telemarketers. I like to ask them how their day is going, what's new in their love-life, tell them that I have my telephone going through my computer with software that matches voices to other records, and that I know where they live and that I've been keeping them on the line to find out everything about them, and that I will be by to talk to them soon.

Boba Fitt
07-10-2002, 07:58 AM
Def Leppard
Superman
80's pop, rock
Boston Bruins hockey
My wife, kids

Darth Nitwit
07-10-2002, 10:45 PM
I like Star wars and speed metal like Megadeath and Slayer!

Exhaust Port
07-12-2002, 10:11 PM
Originally posted by Darth Nitwit
Megadeath

As an obsessed fan I'm sure you meant Megadeth? ;)

Pendo
07-13-2002, 04:56 PM
The only thing, other than Star Wars, that I am obsessed with is my looks :D. Only messin.
I'd say I was also obsessed with Red Dwarf, Halle Berry (she is so fine!), and work. Ok, I don't like being obsesed with work but I have to be, I'm a very busy person :(.

PENDO!

Darth Sidious
07-13-2002, 06:17 PM
Inhaling my SWAFs and using ancient weaponry. And other random stuff is fun too. Water. I like to poke water. Yes.

Jango Mango
07-13-2002, 07:03 PM
History and militaria collecting, Im a history buff ! :crazed: I like
going to historical places like old forts, old ships, museums, etc.
and also collecting historcal things like old helmets, swords,
bayonets, firearms, etc. :Pirate:

morecow299
07-13-2002, 09:50 PM
how about armor?

-JediMaster-Yoda-
07-13-2002, 09:51 PM
i'am obessed with:
Star Wars(i'am obessed with star wars the most)
Girls(dont like to call them girls, and obessed with girls the same with Star Wars)
Cars(my truck is FAST, it's also a lighting, and i made a few changes)
Sound Systems(i have 2 12's in the back of my truck)
Taco Bell(i eat this most of the time if i'am eating fast food)
Ribs(greatest food ever)
Online(i just like online)
Movies(mainly star wars,funny movies,and racing cars movies)
Motorcycles(my dad lets me use his crochrocket whenever I like, we share it)
More Girls, Girls, Girls, and guess what more Girls!
thats it

JesusFreak
07-14-2002, 12:13 AM
i am obsessed with dragonball z
i am obsessed with growing as a christian (good obsession :))
i am obsessed with vanilla coke
i am obsessed with movies

Dark Knight
07-14-2002, 12:14 AM
Guns
Science Fiction books
Gun books

Jango Jett
07-14-2002, 02:11 AM
morecow299, Im interested in old foreign weapons and armor
as well, but it's rare and hard to find and very expensive ! I
wouldnt mind having a reproduction steel armor helmet like the
medivel knights wore, Ive seen some repro helmets from Spain
that looked pretty good, they even had a antique finish. :Pirate:

plasticfetish
07-14-2002, 03:36 AM
Plastic.
The Plasmatics.
The fact that all of the Dr. Pepper in my fridge is half frozen and so sooo good.
Browser compatability.
Whether or not I just spelled "compatability" correctly.
Whether or not that was the right version of "Whether" to use.
The hot weather.
David Bowie. (I've been trying to decide if I should write and ask him and Iman to adopt me. I'm 33 though ... is it a bad idea?)
Toy feng shui.
"What was that noise that the car just made? Oh god, I hope it wasn't the timing chain."
Andy Warhol, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Paul Rand.
LED calculators.
Just about anything that anyone else is obsessed with.
Opposums.
The movie "AI".
Robots in general.
Eggo waffles ... especially the ones with jelly stuff inside.
My little family.
The "preview reply" button.

:]

... and that smiley face.

Lt Kettch
07-14-2002, 06:26 PM
i am obsessed with bass guitar
i am obsessed with DVDs
i am obsessed with the Dave Matthews Band
i am obsessed with fine booty =P
i am obsessed with punk music
i am obsessed with Christianity
i am obsessed with finding the right girl for me.. (pretty common for a 16 year old.

peace everyone!

scruffziller
07-14-2002, 08:18 PM
Dragon Ball Z and hip hop Eminem specifically (no my name is not Stan) STATIC X, Magic the Gathering, and video games.

Darth Nihilus
07-15-2002, 02:00 AM
Fantasy literature, Masters of the Universe, Women, Playstation 2, Revenge against those who wrong me:mad: ;) . Heh, I need to lie down now.

187-Maul
07-15-2002, 11:02 AM
I'm obsessed with the simpsons, friends (the tv show), one girl in class (I'm 15, don't blame me), mcfarlane figures, hip hop music especially 2pac

billfremore
07-15-2002, 11:05 AM
Ahh yes, I forgot about my PS2 obsession...

(Warning to all rent, don't buy Stuntman.)

darthvyn
07-15-2002, 12:44 PM
i'm also obsessed with Simpsons Road Rage!!! that game rocks!!! star wars: rogue leader is awesome, too.

billfremore
07-15-2002, 12:52 PM
Rogue Leader sucks!

(I only say this because I don't have a gamecube, when will this game come out for the PC?) :D;)

Lobito
07-15-2002, 01:44 PM
ok, here goes:

My wife
Soccer
Video Games
Movies
Driving

darthvyn
07-15-2002, 01:53 PM
Originally posted by billfremore
Rogue Leader sucks!

(I only say this because I don't have a gamecube, when will this game come out for the PC?) :D;)

i don't know, but when it does, it's going to be CRAZY graphics intensive!!! the game is just incredibly detailed. the board where you have to navigate through an asteroid field alone would tax most computer systems! (probably not mine, though... heh heh, YEAH!)

Jonna
07-15-2002, 01:59 PM
Oh my God! Did I forget to mention Ketchup!!!

Jedi Knightrider
07-15-2002, 02:24 PM
YEAH you did! I'm obsessed with cmustard, arch nemesis and RIVAL to ketchup, with powers comparable to KETCHUP!!!

(the "c" is for extra cmustard:crazed: )

Jonna
07-15-2002, 09:27 PM
I have nothing against other condements. I like all of them, but it is Ketchup that rises above them all. My girlfriend and i saw a sign that said CDonlalds over the weekend and now every time we pass a McDonalds we have to call it KDonalds. She has problems! I'm the sane one! Remember that.........or I will hurt you!

Darth Nihilus
07-15-2002, 09:28 PM
Originally posted by billfremore
Ahh yes, I forgot about my PS2 obsession...

(Warning to all rent, don't buy Stuntman.)

Is that because is it is bad, or really short?