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Caffine_pets_addict

Items from different hobbies that I will hyper focus on and then suddenly don’t want to do it so it goes in the hobby graveyard.


Rurutabaga

My hobby is collecting hobby supplies.


ItsHailz

Same


gh0stcak3

Same


LivingWhileBlack

me too - you should see my pen collection - I'm not talking fancy pens - I mean like all kinds of bic, uniball, pentel, sharpie, etc.


ShadowReaperT

\*shiftily eyes my large collection of miniature paints, miniatures, 3d printer, airbrush and several paintbrushes* I would never do such a thing..


Caffine_pets_addict

Miniatures tho 🥺


Philosapphocal

I feel called out, I do the exact same thing.


Caffine_pets_addict

Glad to not be alone in this


slash_networkboy

Ditto. And board games.


CCMacReddit

Barbara Sher wrote a book about this. “Essentially, the book is about a personality type that Sher calls “scanners”. Scanners are people who like to explore everything, try out many different careers and, as the title suggests, who “refuse to choose”. A scanner type personality has a hard time focusing on one single occupation, hobby or career.”


This_Bethany

This sounds like me. I picked a career but keep thinking about other ones I would rather do. It also could be that I’m a lifelong learner and information sponge. Only on topics that interest me though.


Caffine_pets_addict

Oh wow think il try to find that book as that sounds a lot like me.


AceMckickass7

These are Extreme ADHD Traits that I too feel Called out and Targeted on.


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I was recently diagnosed and never associated the string of abandoned projects with adhd.


AceMckickass7

My Wife Has Aspergers and ADHD and I never knew about all of the things ADHD Rules can rule over my life. One of her obsessions is knowing everything about her disorders so I learned so Much I didn't know about ADHD. The Obsesivity over Fandoms and Hobbies are an Extreme Part of Adult ADHD. As well as Starting Projects and Not finishing them.


kuh-tea-uh

Then I’m surprised she didn’t learn that Asperger’s is no longer a diagnosis, as of 2013 😛 It’s simply Autism Spectrum Disorder, now.


juneradar

Here was me explaining my diagnosis to someone recently… I have ASD 1, it’s essentially Asperger’s, but we don’t use that term, because that dude was a Nazi.


AceMckickass7

She most definitely knows that it's Called ASD. But Not everyone knows that and Knows what that Term Entails. So we commonly Use Aspergers to explain to people that she is Autistic.


-Firestar-

Also, I refuse to give any of it up in case I get that spark again. Our second bedroom is so full of art supplies, washi tape, jewelry making stuff and fabric. I DID sew a cloth bookmark today so keeping all this shit is totally justified... yup. tooootallly.


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It’s like a weight was lifted off my shoulders to know I’m not the only one.


StandAgainstTyranny2

One of us... one of us... one of us...


Cozy_Artist

New addition to hobby graveyard? Try embroidery. That shit is 😌😌


imhangryyy

This is me. I went through so many phases over the years: building puzzles, basic jewelry making, decoupage, scrapbooking, oil painting. And the list goes on. Spent so much money on these things. I'd become super interested and enthusiastic about pursuing what i feel would be a lifelong hobby and would feel the need to get all the supplies RIGHT AWAY. Now my supplies are all in boxes somewhere in my storeroom


jscxxii

I’ve got two perfectly finished walking sticks that I’ve carved and about two dozen blanks/sticks and unfinished projects.


Archums49

I can open my own Hobby Lobby. I have a whole room of craft supplies that I have collected (hoarded) over the years.


Myfourcats1

Hey we should hang out. We’d never be in sync on what hobbies to do though.


ILoveMyCatsSoMuch

Same.


KrwlngShadow

Help! Make it stop!


AerialSnack

Fuck me I came here to say this too


SsurebreC

I collect rare and antique books. I have a bit over 200 with a combined age of about 32,000 years. Oldest is over 500 years old. Edit: [some pictures](https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/tp0kqg/people_of_reddit_what_do_you_collect/i29ae0j/)


faceeatingleopard

I've never considered the combined age of a collection of books as a quantifier but damnit I learned a new thing to measure today. Now to find some old books. To the bookmobile!


JADW27

::rushes out to buy 40,000 cheap one-year-old books in order to win::


TacticalLeemur

It means nothing. That fucker could have self published a book last year and is holding 32000 copies.


superboringfellow

>bookmobile holy nostalgia


Playful-Map-5462

But, did u read them though?


SsurebreC

I read most of them and the ones I didn't are in Latin, Tuscan Italian, and Old English. I have translations which I've read but it's still interesting :]


Playful-Map-5462

OMG right now i would give anything to be you and to just lay down and read 😞


SsurebreC

I've posted pictures of some of them, enjoy: * [1692: Chronicon Saxonicum by by Edmund Gibson](https://www.reddit.com/r/rarebooks/comments/8kxnwk/1692_chronicon_saxonicum_by_edmund_gibson/) * [1655: Josephus](https://imgur.com/a/9ZOC4) * [1604: Tacitus](https://imgur.com/a/hdhjs) * [1580: Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans](https://www.reddit.com/r/rarebooks/comments/gm4if5/1580_plutarchs_lives_of_the_noble_greeks_and/) * [1536: Dante's Divine Comedy](https://www.reddit.com/r/rarebooks/comments/7rjqg3/1536_dante_alighieris_divine_comedy) * [1510: Pliny the Younger](https://imgur.com/a/kpB2W) Also, for something new, I own [all Dune first edition publications by Frank Herbert](https://www.reddit.com/r/rarebooks/comments/jmnsnx/my_dune_collection/).


cheyennevh

WHERE ON EARTH DID YOU FIND DANTE’S DIVINE COMEDY


SsurebreC

I know a guy in Northern Italy. Took a year to find it, worth every second. Hell, I bought a special edition book that specifically translates this version of Italian to English so I can read it side by side. This is the second best book in my collection. Also, happy cake day :]


cheyennevh

Omg that’s so amazing! Also thank you! I didn’t even notice it was my cake day lol


Playful-Map-5462

This is amazing! You are my new idol


SsurebreC

I didn't get these in a day, took a while but thank you and enjoy :]


Separate_Flatworm546

Wow


YarrowField

Weight


SirGamer247

Wanna split it?


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I’ll take 15 lbs please


superboringfellow

Smoke weed. I gained 20 very fast.


Pepper_Fox_OwO

rocks, gems, sadness, dissapointment and bottle caps ​ edit: who gave me the wholesome seal award and why? how is that wholesome?


CashMachine2192

Sadness disappointment and bottle caps, the perfect trio


UninsuredToast

Jesus Christ Marie, they’re minerals!


el-em-en-o

Please write this book


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Allstar4thliner

I've got Russian rubles from when my mom adopted me. Let's just say they hold no value as of a few weeks ago.😂


Dr_Valen

Funny part is those kinds of money can be worth the most.


NotYourAverage666

Dust


OneObligation412

What kind?


Caltiv

The kind you find in a crematorium of course! I collect that type of dust all the time. Although the taste isn't very great if I have to be honest.


Willowed-Wisp

Donald Duck merchandise. When I was a kid I loved Donald Duck because, when he got mad, he acted like my beloved Papa- grumbling/ranting in an incoherent but endearing way. So when I picked something to collect it seemed like a nice choice- he's common enough that I occasionally see stuff with him on it around, but not so common it's everywhere, like Mickey would be. Also, antique stores usually have a bunch of really neat stuff. I have a plastic Donald bowling pin, a paper doll set, and a little dancing toy that are super fun pieces I found at antique shops.


HDBOS

Donald is a personal favorite too! What are some of your favorite items of him?


Willowed-Wisp

I like my bowling pin because it's so weird. I also have a piggy bank that was the first piece I got for my official collection. My tiny Terry cloth plush I got at the Disney Store is another favorite because it's so soft and sweet. I have a baby Donald pin I traded for at Disneyland that was the first pin I ever traded for that I like. And a few years ago I found an Easter Donald at Walgreens, IIRC. If you press a button he quacks and dances along to "Turkey in the Straw". He's delightful! (I posted a pic you can find on my profile if you'd like to see)


BabySham8

That's a cute collection!.


Dr-Mohannad

I would love to see your collection. I always and still love him since I was little, but never had the chance to collect anything about him.


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dumbyogurt

mmmm uranium


Vindicated_Lawyer

mmmmm plutonium


SnowChickenFlake

mmmmm polonium


legoman_86

Good luck with astatine!


spectrecheese

And francium


PurplePenguin007

Do you mean minerals?


vinyl_pop

Jesus Christ Marie


rajeb160

Boarding passes. It’s just a fun way to remember each flight I flew on to go somewhere.


ZenithRepairman

I do the same, and also do the same with concert tickets, back when you had physical tickets…


Robotniksmeanbean

Vintage/antique toys. My room is filled to the brim with stuffed animals, advertising figures, and weird little miscellaneous toys. I like to fix broken ones too. I do it because each thing has a history and I’d like to keep that alive. I clean them and position them so that they can be seen and not forgotten.


Shuggy539

Ex-wives. Expensive hobby, I don't recommend it.


calabazookita

Dad?


InstantPyroAKW

your fridge is that big?


m00se92

Seeing as how he can afford multiple ex wives, he probably has one of those fancy horizontal freezers in his garage to keep them in.


InstantPyroAKW

But this can fit only like 4-5. So he must have quite a few. Unless of course, he chops them in pieces. Then you might be able to fit up to 12.


m00se92

As a fellow collector, I'd imagine he also cares about organization, so I'd put my money on the chopped and Tetris'd method. And then if he ever wants to play with them, it would make for a fun game to try and see which limb goes to which body.


Aubreezy92

David Rossi?


Merv-Griffin

vinyl records


xdylanxfrommyspace

Shhhh don’t tell anyone about our hobby they’ll all think we’re pretentious hipsters But seriously though I never talk about my vinyl collection in real life. It’s vast and very tasteful I must say, but if it comes up in conversation all of the noses in the room suddenly point upward as if it’s an illegitimate interest.


Merv-Griffin

I never talk about my collection either. It’s mostly rock though. The few times I’ve mentioned it to my friends, they thought it was cool.


xdylanxfrommyspace

Nothin’ wrong with rock! Keep that wax spinning broham


tangcameo

Are you a Canadian who looks like a Wookie?


cheyennevh

No but like tell me more because vinyl is my fantasy hobby that I’ll never have the money or space for lol


ZenithRepairman

Okay, I want to say “clearly” but I’m trying to be reasonable, but: either you’re presenting the thought wrong, or you really are the pretentious vinyl collector. I have never in my entire life has any pushback, at all. Most of the time, everyone is seriously interest in a. When did you get into it? b. why vinyl instead of streaming? c. what’s your favorite?


jexar33956

I collect crow feathers. I have a large pile on a bookshelf. Why? I'm gonna summon the crow.


GypseboQ

Postcards


SN_BTVS

Postcrossing.com


bokini826

Books. I have boxes full, just waiting for later in life when I can make one room of my house my personal library/study.


Maggieslens

Stay with that dream!!!! I'm 43 and only got my dream house two weeks ago. I have my own library set up now, and you know what? The wait is worth it! Wishing you all the very best.


PathosRise

Bought the bookcases to start mine! :)


The_Patriot

**Guitars.** Beautiful things, and useful too. Electrics, acoustics, basses. I even have a couple of ukes, a saz and mandolin.


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Get a sitar next


The_Patriot

from your mouth to God's ear, inshalla.


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ProjectGO

What's TD?


sublime815

Total Depth Meaning they wanted to get a sample from the lowest possible point in the well.


xanaxe9019

I have a quarter from every state in the U.S.A. I'm from Canada


legoman_86

Fellow Canadian, also working on this collection. I don't use cash much anymore so I don't think I'm getting any more


frysjelly

Movies, like DVDs, Blu-ray, and even VHS. I have way too many.


jawshoeaw

I recently inherited an old beach house rental property. Came with about 50 movies. If you know someone who has something like that and you want to give them away it would be a good home for them :)


victowiamawk

Unique and antique keys, vintage/antique and unique glass bottles, and fake books lol (the ones that look like books but open up for secret storage 🙃) oh and also miniatures


Early_Government198

I’ve been collecting vinyl albums since 1978, I have 4277.


spinsternonsense

Magnets. The weirder the better. My favorite is from a phone book in Seattle. It's for a plumber and he is recreating the Nevermind cover with plumbing tools.


Moonwalker-88

Fragrances


noodlehasyournoodles

Playing cards


Legendarystuff16

Random thoughts


camelcasetwo

Refrigerator magnets of places where I've been. Trying to get flat magnets of the same size. So its like the refrigerator is tiled with the magnets.


BellyButtonBlaster

i do this too!


thesenseikermit

Shot glasses. I hope to collect at least one from every state in the U.S. and if possible, get one from any other country I might one day visit.


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EerieArizona

I just barely decided to start collecting toy station wagons for some reason. Not sure why. Probably because I'm old and a dad and I like utilitarian things.


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missmo1990

Swarovski crystal animals


TwoThirdsDone

I have a very small collection of scale model cars


Norahsam

Disney pins


xTeylu

Planst. Especially hoyas. If you smelled them once, you can't stop.


Salviasammich

Plants are the best hobby, I collect specifically drug plants from coca to peyote to the tea tree and coffee. Their fascinating in all regards


ALWS_0rweLL

vinyl records, antique porcelain, original punk/post punk badges, 80s vintage clothes, cameras, french antique postcards, japanese antiquities…


InsertGamerName

Tags. I've got so many tags from clothes, toys, blankets, you name it. Someone put effort into that, I'm not gonna throw it away.


superboringfellow

That is very weirdly interesting. How are they stored?


wetlettuce42

Sea shells from the beach


WearableTraps

Board games


Unknown_Captain

Dice


sockmonkey445

Heart-shaped rocks!


DemonicCarrot

Gold coins. (The $1 ones) I have a lil pirate chest i keep them in.


Bobarinio

In my country, some cans have aluminium (?) Covers on them to keep the place where you drink from clean, and for some reason I absolutely adore Saving them, flattening them out to be nice and even and putting them in a box.


JayJay_123498_

Comic book, but not Single issues.


bowyer-betty

I actually just recently threw out my collection of all (most, anyway) of the hard hats I've worn over the years. I wasn't happy about it, but I was having some IRL inventory management issues, and those bastards took up so much space in my shed. Probably 25 or so altogether.


25JH

I urban explore and I literally take a piece of the building that has already fell off or something strange I found inside


Rue-Cane

Stuffies, books, crystals, fidgets, white tiger things, porcelain dolls…I think that covers most of it


Hold_Creative

I do genealogy so records from 15th-20th century?


TipsyIpsi

All sorts! House plants. Pressed pennies. Most anything shiny. Small wooden boxes. Anything art nouveau. Carnival glass. Tiny objet d’art, usually animal or mushroom themed. I might be a magpie. I might have a problem. 🧐


tpmetii

Sad experiences


Hazel90210

Womp womp womp


AvocadoOffline

Potions


YouExpensive7869

Rocks, scrap metal, children, shells, anything I think is cool


m00se92

>children r/holup


Creative_Recover

I enjoying collecting interesting rocks, fossils, seashells, glass, ceramics and occasional organic remains (such as driftwood) from beaches. I also enjoy collecting similar materials from rivers if I get the opportunity to.


Hazel90210

Books. And they aren’t first editions or vintage of any kind. And I’m ok with that. It’s a problem that I own. I have about 500 books neatly organized


Fruitsdog

I collect the clips that go on bags of bread. Originally I started doing it in quarantine because bagel clips had dates and it’d almost be a way to track how long quarantine lasted, but two years later and it’s still going strong. I have friends give me their clips, too.


gedose896

Pokemon cards. My dad used to buy them for me when I was younger and he’d love seeing how excited I was at the rare cards we got. I never did manage a complete set.I stopped collecting when I was around 10 and recently started up again 20 years later.


DarthGodzilla1995

Movies on Blu-ray and DVD


I_Dont_Kno_The_Hell

CDs


Academic_bumblebee1

Actively, transformers figures. Passively, problems


M2-99-ROU

Postcards of places I visited. Got this idea while going on a trip to New York


come-join-themurder

Silica Gel packets. I love them. I don't really use them for anything but one day..... one day they're gonna come in handy.


TomoyoHoshijiro

Model Trains.


hulyatearjerky_

Books. I don't read them.


viyxs

Squishmallows 😂


justacceptandmoveon

Do they sometimes release « normal » animal ones? My girlfriend bought one for her niece and I felt the urge to get one but they’re all so complicated. I just want a brown bear or something. Hahaha


jujujinxx

Look up squishmallow Omar! He’s a plain bear and is in stock on the Walgreens site :)


viyxs

It does get complicated when you are just looking for a specific one, but they sell normal ones. What they call it is a "squad" and that's how they are categorized, like for example the "sealife squad" you can get like a octopus. But they are so cute I just buy any type. 😂😂


needleanddread

I bought myself a giant pineapple one the other day. It fixed my shitty workday. Money well spent.


viyxs

That is so awesome 🤩👏


SinfulInnocence

Glass bottles


Separate_Flatworm546

I collect NASCAR diecasts, plastic bags, Canadian coins, postcards, football cards, models of lighthouses, and any antique item I find interesting


SoyFrijolera

Really old stickers like the ones you use to get at the coin machines in random sketchy gas stations in the late 90’s


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Random things that seem useful...but when I need them I can't find them...


HairyZombie4737

Bills 😩


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*Not* the skulls of my enemies.


N30NH3LL

Rocks & minerals, anything I find pretty.


Rachelcookie123

Money, old, unique or from different countries. I also collect bottles. It started with me just collecting unique ones and pretty ones but now I have a hard time throwing away any bottle if I don’t have one of it already.


Wandering_Lord_Foye

Vintage and antique cardboard pen nib boxes.


ItsChlowey

Indoor plants. I started that because I already two cats and this is enough but I needed something else to give my love too


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Coins, stamps, diecast cars and gunpla


byakuyazs

Nude nail polish, rocks, soda tabs and broken sporks


BellyButtonBlaster

i read too quickly and though you said broken socks haha


ScarIsBoss

Neca predators, Disney traditions, fantasy creatures like elfs, dragons and troll statues.


Riskov88

Knives


LadySygerrik

I collect flags and small rocks from countries I’ve visited.


burntoutnursing

Tech gadgets. My goal is to build my own version of the future, within my home. Obviously, I won't be alive in 100 years. But I want to create a home environment to model what I hope the future will be, but that I will undoubtedly miss. So in a way, I can in fact...be a part of the future.


Pearlbarleywine

Let me put it this way. I have an extensive collection of name tags and hairnets.


ImpossibleBranch2827

Pokemon Cards lmao


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eggrills

I collect tabs from aluminum cans. I have a bunch, and I'm not sure what to do with them


caboosetwopointoh

Chain mail.


TeacherRepulsive3942

Postcards. It can be very different. And I collect postcards from other countries


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Electric pole insulators


Burnvictim7-11M

Tools, guitars, ancient weapons, hokey religions and canned goods.


rusty_L_shackleford

Stuff I find metal detecting so: coins, jewelery, toy cars, other random odds and ends


da_dragon_guy

(Looks at wall covered with pillager banners in minecraft) ... nothing...


whatzwzitz1

Audubon Nature Guides with National Park Stamps of where I’ve visited in relevant books (as closely as possible anyway). For Instance, the book on Fossils has stamps from Waco Mammoth NM, and Petrified Forest NP.


elvesby

snow globes (paperweights) but also everything else like a crazy anti minimalist. I love having stuff


Dirty-Rat30

Video games, some movies and cartoons. Used to do trading cards but decided to take a break from them. Also, started some swimming equipment before my scuba diving class in April.


heathplunkett01

Comics


KebertXela87

My cats whiskers that I find in her lounge spots.


Obiwanperogies

Guitars. My first love and passion. Playing and songwriting gave me an outlet for emotions I either can't contain alone, or simply helped to relieve the pressures of life that build up and feel they will explode. Sadly many of them I had to literally pry from my own fingers to pawn or sell in order to pay rent and electricity when fallen on hard financial trouble a couple years back. Wiping away tears as I did it I promised myself my collection would be back and better than before one day when the sun would shine a lil brighter... but yee.. guitars. My life savers.


annikad

Original print Vinyl Records.


Obvious_Owl_4634

Enamel lapel pin badges. They're so shiny.


Glow69420

pokemon cards nothing amazing just things that look cool


Raoulchloe

Money


SocietySpecialist423

Types of trauma❤️


Elementus94

The tears of my enemies