🐉 Important question
Have you collected anything in childhood?
(Kinder toys, cards, postcards, calendars, Panini stickers, ?)
Do you collect anything today? Or would you like to?
@hypolite Nice! Train tickets were probably a welcome reminder of past trips. Hope to see a photo of your newly created Lego car collection some day ;)
@lightone I had maybe a dozen of lucky bus tickets (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A1%D1%87%D0%B0%D1%81%D1%82%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%B2%D1%8B%D0%B9_%D0%B1%D0%B8%D0%BB%D0%B5%D1%82) and some stickers from chewing gum, but that's about it.
In my teenage years I collected screenshots of software crapping out; got about a hundred of them.
These days, I don't do any collecting and not really looking to get into it, because I view it as an expensive hobby with little utility.
(So, um, why is this question important? _)
@minoru Screenshots??? Dear me, you're a certified geek from teenagehood! Among collectors though intangible things are considered a less exciting topic, I think. It's important for me because I'd like to understand if collecting is still a thing among grown-ups. Apart from collecting money, of course... Of all my friends I have only one couple who collect various Mangas, and two more people who collect books generally (although do books count? not sure).
@lightone Yeah, intangible things are a very far stretch, I'm mentioning it only because it's fun to think back to it :)
I believe that books count if they are collected for a certain property, like if it's a certain edition, or a niche publisher, or have illustrations by a particular illustrator. Just buying the books you like is not a collection per se (although a fine hobby too!)
I can't remember anyone amongst my friends and acquaintances who collect something. But perhaps they just don't share; it's a bit of a weird hobby.
@heluecht Stickers sound interesting! Do you actually stick them anywhere or just keep them in a box? :) I guess you're talking about tech-related stickers one can get at tech conferences? Or something more specific?
@heluecht So this is more or less a random sticker collection :) When I was a child, Panini stickers and albums were very popular. The great thing about them was that they had a sense of finality - once all the blank places in the album were filled up, the collection was full (all the stickers had numbers where to stick them). I think they're still printed today, but modern kids are less enthusiastic, they have so many more other things to distract their attention.
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