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#2945351 - 02/16/09 06:37 PM Re: What does your family/friends think about you collecting comics [Re: gernblanston]
Comicopolis Offline

Only 7000 posts in more than 7 years - that's just lazy.

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 Originally Posted By: gernblanston
 Originally Posted By: Socratic Wonder
2.) I get this face a lot \:o \:o ....... followed by then


\(thumbs u Most people just don't think it is normal for a grown man to collect funny books.


\^\^

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#5326414 - 12/24/11 06:18 AM Re: What does your family/friends think about you collecting comics [Re: Comicopolis]
tangelwood42 Offline
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Registered: 12/01/11
Posts: 388
What a sad thread...I just stumbled upon it

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#5327653 - 12/24/11 11:57 PM Re: What does your family/friends think about you collecting comics [Re: tangelwood42]
TijuanaDagger Offline
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Registered: 10/23/11
Posts: 83
Loc: Louisville, Ky
My wife never read a comic before dating me. Now she collects and reads as much as I do.
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#5327688 - 12/25/11 12:30 AM Re: What does your family/friends think about you collecting comics [Re: TijuanaDagger]
tangelwood42 Offline
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Registered: 12/01/11
Posts: 388
wow! you have a real keeper there

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#5327987 - 12/25/11 11:52 AM Re: What does your family/friends think about you collecting comics [Re: TijuanaDagger]
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If you have a dream about out-posting me, you better wake up and apologize.


Registered: 07/15/11
Posts: 2919
Loc: Broadstairs near London
 Originally Posted By: TijuanaDagger
My wife never read a comic before dating me. Now she collects and reads as much as I do.


same as partner, used to call me sad and now she is as sad as me lol

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#5338443 - 12/30/11 06:47 PM Re: What does your family/friends think about you collecting comics [Re: joeypost]
TupennyConan Offline

I deserve all of the love & adoration from the True Legend that this has won for me.

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Posts: 34633
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 Originally Posted By: joeypost
3) Fly around the country to buy comics/ have dinner with fellow collectors, etc. & drink like college.


Improved.
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#5390834 - 01/21/12 03:45 PM Re: What does your family/friends think about you collecting comics [Re: GreatEscape]
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Collector is an understatement.


Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 126
Loc: Long Beach, CA
 Originally Posted By: GreatEscape

From the book "Why I Like Stamp Collecting" by Ayn Rand:

Hobbies and relaxation

Hobbies and relaxation serve the same function as a vacation; they are ways to refuel your body and mind. A hobby can be a remedy for mental fatigue resulting from a profession that involves bringing work home. Often, an hour at a hobby will make you able to resume your work. It can be an effective brain-restorer.

The more you have done to take a vacation from work, the more purposeful you are, the more rewarding a vacation or a hobby can be. But not just any hobby. It also must meet your need for purpose. Collecting soap from different hotels will not do.

To the extent that a hobby resembles a career, it has the added benefit of a career; you can maintain a purpose over a long period of time. Although people can find pleasure in single occasions, such as a party or a show or even a vacation, this is a pleasure that ends right then and there, with no further consequences. Yet they need relaxation and rest from their constant, single-tracked drive. What they need is another track, but for the same train - that is, a change of subject, but using part of the same method of mental functioning.

A hobby allows the individual hobbyist to remain in his own private world, under his control. Depending on the hobby, he can avoid the dishonesty and irrationality of other people he often must deal with in a career. Nobody can interfere with his hobby, nobody needs to be considered or questioned or worried about. The choices, the work, the responsibility - and the enjoyment - are one's own. So is the great sense of freedom and privacy. For this reason, when one deals with fellow hobbyists, it is on a cheerful, benevolent basis. There is the sense of a "brotherhood" of people with shared values.

GE



Thank you. Good read and actually applies to all my hobbies.

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#5392167 - 01/22/12 01:49 AM Re: What does your family/friends think about you collecting comics [Re: TijuanaDagger]
AnastasiasCollect Offline
Talkative?


Registered: 11/30/11
Posts: 842
 Originally Posted By: TijuanaDagger
My wife never read a comic before dating me. Now she collects and reads as much as I do.


\:o you are a lucky man. My wife laughs at me and just says I'm never gonna grow up.
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#5691768 - 05/17/12 08:43 PM Re: What does your family/friends think about you collecting comics [Re: AnastasiasCollect]
Batman1fan Offline
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Registered: 05/01/12
Posts: 256
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
My folks hated it when I was a kid, probably because I would read comics instead of doing my schoolwork. My wife doesn't care, and will even buy me comics for Christmas and birthday presents.
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#5739023 - 06/03/12 03:45 PM Re: What does your family/friends think about you collecting comics [Re: TijuanaDagger]
Deanokeeno Offline
I am gonna miss that car.


Registered: 08/31/11
Posts: 206
Loc: Blighty
 Originally Posted By: TijuanaDagger
My wife never read a comic before dating me. Now she collects and reads as much as I do.


Lucky, lucky fella. \^\^

Where do I find one of those? If CGC slabbed women she would be at least a 9.4, and if she could cook, a 9.8.


Edited by Deanokeeno (06/04/12 04:11 AM)
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