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I Owned a Pointless Collection

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    Fancy Soap!

    When I was around 8 years old I developed an interest in fancy soaps! You know the ones, elaborate packaging, smells like it belongs in grandma's bathroom. My favourite one was a peony scented egg shaped soap that had flowers engraved on it. I had around 50 soaps just sitting on...
    strawberrybunny strawberrybunny 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 20, 2009

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    Marvin The Martian

    i started collecting marvin the martian stuff when i was about 14. i bought anything and everything i could find with him on it. stickers, magnets, little dolls. anything! i had blankets and pillows made out of materiel i found with him on it. i even got a tattoo of him. and none...
    metalgirl99 metalgirl99 36-40, F 1 Response May 7, 2011

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    I Collected Rocks...kinda Boring

    My dad is a geologist and he's traveled all over the world for work.  When I was a kid he would always bring back a different type of rock or stone (since he's interested in them) and I built up a pretty large collection.  I know it's kinda boring, but they have so much...
    kasebrad kasebrad 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2008

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    Rubik's Cubes?

    Yes, indeed, I collect tons and tons of different colors, shapes, and sizes of rubik's cubes. It's my own addiction, I have always liked puzzles.
    SecretsofWillow SecretsofWillow 18-21, F Sep 29, 2011

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    Coins And Cabbage Patch Dolls

    lol I had a coin collection and a cabbage patch doll collection the coin collection got started with my grandpa he would read the newspaper and one day he seen a ad where you could get a coin before it came out and he ordered it and then it all started from there I would just try...
    PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2010

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    My Shoes and My Underwear

    I can really only wear one pair of knickers a time, one bra at a time, one pretty lacey slip at a time. I can really only wear pair of shoes or trainers at a time. Yet I own far too many of each of those items. I could go for months without wearing the same pair of shoes...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 29, 2008

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    Bones

    I collect bones. Mostly skulls. I only have them of animals though. I not only collect these babies, but I use them for my personal art. Once they are cleaned and painted white I like to carve designs into them. Like imprinting tattoos. I then paint into the carvings...
    Vagere Vagere 70+, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2008

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    I Know I Have !

    I remember when i was little ... well i guess in a way i'm still little... oh yeah, anyways when i was about 5 years old i had a collection of frogs in the backyard.. lol, i guess its because of where i lived.. i loved that place.. it was the best.. oh yeah, so yeah.. i had a...
    love071 love071 13-15, F Nov 29, 2012

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    Pencils!

    I used to collect cool pencils when I was in elementary school. It all started when I would get pencils from the dentist and it just snow balled from there. I had at least 100 at one point. I've since gotten rid of them all. They just sat in a jar on my desk anyways.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 28, 2008

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    Semi-pointless

    Clowns. It was only a pointless collection until I realized my mom was scared of them... Then it became a Super Awesome Collection that I displayed in every corner of my room.
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 8 Responses Dec 28, 2008

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    Yes

    Beanie Babies, shot glasses from all 50 states, chop sticks, magnets from around the world and so many other useless collections in my home.  Most of these things are packed in my storage shed waiting for me to find a use for them.  I am ashamed to say I probably never...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 13 Responses Dec 29, 2008

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    Lol Omg

    magic the gathering cards  lol   i have over 2500  and i want to sell them haha   i have many works by van gogh model cars i had (until recently) every video game system  (even handheld)    from colecovision to x box 360 ...
    theluckyduck theluckyduck 26-30, M 4 Responses Dec 29, 2008

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    Ummm...Yeah

    My pointless (and embarassing) collection? Pokemon cards. Not only did I own a shitload of them, I also put them in card protectors and arranged them by number in a binder. A binder that I'm pretty sure I still have in a box somewhere... My only excuse is....ok, there really is...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 24 Responses Dec 30, 2008

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    I Owned Many Pointless Collections...

    ...in fact, I'm still hanging on to the remnants of a few of them, lol. some of my biggest collections when I was younger included horses (plastic, ceramic, glass, posters of them, books about them, you name it!), Beanie Babies, stuffed animals in general, Pokemon cards, ...
    AmazingGrace791 AmazingGrace791 18-21, F Apr 9, 2010

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    Purging An Entire Collection

    I once had a collection of decorative masks that went from one end of my home to the other.  I didn't see that it really served much purpose other than I liked to look at them.  Once people knew that I collected them, I tended to get them as gifts and sometimes...
    ponderplex ponderplex 36-40, F Dec 28, 2008

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    One In Particular

    I used to collect Porcelain Dolls when I was a little girl.  As it appears, it is quite pointless that I did, as I took a dislike to them as the started to spook me out as i got older and now they are in their original boxes at the top of a wardrobe in my parent's home...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Dec 27, 2008

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    There Is No Such Thing As A Pointless Collection

    It just depends on the context under which you think of this collection... In the words of the original movie Willy Wonka, Gene Wilder, ahem ... "A little nonsense now and thennnn Is cherished by the wisest men"
    smedleff1 smedleff1 41-45 2 Responses Dec 30, 2010

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    I Had Pointless Collections

    I have been a collector. I enjoy collecting.....but some have been totally pointless. I see that now. What did I have..... Claudia Schiffer cuttings from newspapers and magazines, calendars, posters etc. I used to think she was so beautiful and amazing. I had over 5000 pictures...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 16, 2009

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    Cards Anyone?

    Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon cards galore!  :D I got rid of my Pokemon cards a few years ago - I gave them to the daughter of one of my mom's friends.  But I still have so many Yu-Gi-Oh cards.  Maybe one day they can be the family "heirloom", haha  X]
    axelval axelval 18-21, T Nov 25, 2008

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    I am a unique breathing collection of DNA and not a freaking trophy to go on your wall. Yuck.
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    Unless its a murder scene in the shower, or bedroom, where being as so is common
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    LMAO - EP thinks a form of the word "underwear" is offensive! How is it even possible this experience does not yet exist? It is not possible, and I must have simply not searched...
    Lgl700 Lgl700 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I used towear ribbons when i was a child and really loved them. Now i'm wearing ribbons after a haircut because i hate styling or because i didn't went for a haircut and my hair...
    blackweirdcat blackweirdcat 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    I used to be active, but the energy is gone. I want to do things, but it seems, I cannot find the motivation to get out and do things. The exertion necessary to leave the house and...
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    I really love my teddy bears! I understand it's strange now that I'm 15 that I still love them... Ever since I can remember I have loved teddy bears. They were actually of huge...
    LittleListener LittleListener 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    It's been affecting my life since I was only 11 .my father owned a massive collection off **** and never really did much to keep it away from me . It partly ruined my childhood as...
    Dannyace Dannyace 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I strongly believe people should have every right to protect themselves and others (like their kids or spouse) and their homes from armed criminals and burglars and since carrying...
    Canuck05 Canuck05 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    A wealthy man and his son loved to collect rare works of art . They had everything in their collection, from Picasso to Raphael. They would often sit together and admire the great...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    The Small Turntable I remember when I was a kid going to the train depot with Mom one day and picking up a package. It was a good sized cardboard box and took up a spot in the...
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    This record collection resides at my recording studio. It is very sentimental to me because not only is it my own but I am the caretaker of two other collection that belonged to...
    ugho ugho 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    There is one thing I collect: Beer bottles from different countries around the world. My collection consists of mostly European beers, (because European beers are my favorite to...
    Hatebreeder59 Hatebreeder59 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    I listen to a wide range of genres. Sometimes I will listen on my ITunes or online. I have a bunch on my iPod too. Sometimes I will get a cd from my stash and listen to it and not...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    It really seems almost insane. Millions of people doing similar things, feeling similar ways. Each of us experience the same things and we all play these little social "games...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Hey guys long time no see i guess, So today I had to visit my psychiatrist with my therapist (yeah I know :/ both) I knew I was depressed and had anxiety both of them major cases...
    WhyDoYouThinkYouKnowMe WhyDoYouThinkYouKnowMe 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I know this awful feeling. I dropped out of high-school twice, realizing its system was stupid and the town was worse, wound up staying with my mother until I left at 22. I never...
    Poppyfields72 Poppyfields72 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    All my life felt pointless because I never had any real reason to keep living... I finally find that one purpose for continuing with life, something to make life worth living. That...
    HeyItsJay HeyItsJay 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 4