|12-29-2010, 03:32 AM||#61|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: mizizzy, get bizzy!
everybody calls me a dork, but its become a term of endearment...
if i had a job where i could put out figs, i'd do it ina sec.
as soon as anybody comes to my humble abode, its pretty in your face.
as long as i keep it contained to my "den", the girl dont mind.
|12-29-2010, 03:36 AM||#62|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: New York
My mother was incredibly understanding as I took solace in Joes when my father died while I was young. My grandfather and mother raised me and did indeed spoil me for a long time on Joes.
Unfortunately my a-hole stepfather arrived at age 9 and put most of my collection (we're talking Terror-Drome, General, Thunderclap, Defiant) at the curb for VoA because he was going to 'teach me to be a man'
9 years later of watching descend into alcoholism and failure and after I had finally gotten the ok from my mother, I booted his ass from our home on my 18th birthday.
Ever since then I've been playing catchup but I always put school, work, family, and fiscal responsibilities ahead of it. I have been blessed with a good job and its helped me rebuild my collection from the Vintage remnants I kept along with the fresh infusion of 25th.
Most of my older friends understand it but it is taking my girlfriend quite a bit longer. We've been dating 2 years and she moved into my house with me earlier this year and the adjustment is taking some time. However everytime she complains that I 'need my toy fix', I remind her of the above quote.
I dont drink hardly at all, dont smoke, dont do drugs, I'm faithful and honest and put real needs ahead of the amusement...and she quiets down at that point.
If the rest of my friends and co-workers can learn to accept it as just one of my 'quirks', she can too.
|12-29-2010, 09:24 AM||#63|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: The Mitten
i think the maintanence guy for my apartment, thinks i have way too many kids, or that im a pedophile
|12-29-2010, 05:27 PM||#64|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New Hampster
I have the 2 PoC waves along the walls of my cubicle at work. They are the subject of a few friendly jokes but somehow or another theyve ended up on other ppls desks just hanging out. Trust me....Im keeping an eye on them. I also have an old 68 Shelby GT500KR on my desk but nobody says a word about that =P
|12-29-2010, 06:06 PM||#65|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: North Jersey
|12-29-2010, 06:12 PM||#66|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mint on Card
I have a very small collection... always have. Most of my friends can't even tease me about it because they all spend a ton of money on other equally ridiculous stuff, like a $30 Seahawks license plate holder. Yeah, you got that, I got a squad of Joes. You're way more grown up.
Really though, none of my friends get it, but they respect me as a person, and I'm not a hoarder so it doesn't come off as that odd.
|12-29-2010, 11:10 PM||#67|
Join Date: Aug 2008
My small Joe figs collection probably gets a pass... everybody know what G.I. Joe is. My giant anime fig collection on the other hand... is much harder to explain. LOL.
|12-29-2010, 11:26 PM||#68|
Join Date: Oct 2007
i don't associate with average people.
|12-30-2010, 12:16 AM||#69|
Join Date: Feb 2009
I don't have many issues with it. My collections are in my personal space, which no one can simply walk into as a guest or passerby.
However, it has been criticized before.
I am quick to point out that I think it's weird to wear another man's name on your back and have pictures of other men on your wall simply because they play football. Nothing wrong with football, but if you analyze it- plastic figures are far less gay than fantacizing about another man's athletic skills.
I also have a ridiculous collection of sharp objects, military decorations and awards, and other badassery in the same area. It balances itself out.
I have had girls raise an eyebrow to it. I just tell them I will say they are a slut and they gave me an STD if they tell anyone.
|12-30-2010, 12:53 AM||#70|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Rule #1 with my wife when we started to get serious was my collection was here before her, so she goes before it does.
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