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  • Chloe-tsundereIl y a 5 mois#103977963Maybe ask a minimalist yourself is the best way:) but..
    From my view, stuff doesnt equal interests. You can for example love diving but dont need diver equipment to show that off. You can love anime without collecting the figures or merch, you can love outdoor walks and dont need anything in your room to express that, you can love art but dont need 100s or simply collect digital art or love travelling but dont need souvenirs etc :)
    See...? Many ways to be a minimalist but still have plenty of fun hobbies. Its cool that we do love to express it in many ways, but not everyone does that with items ;)
    I totally agree! I'm a minimalist myself. I just don't understand how someone don't understand that others can have interests and hobbies outside of figure collection haha.
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    Chloe-tsundere The louise otaku
    Valestein3Il y a 5 mois#103978535Thanks for articulating something that I could never properly explain.
    I'm sort of the "normie" in my anime friend group. Some of them say, "You never shut up about Gundam G, Code Geass, Full Metal Alchemist, Mob Psycho, and Vinland Saga but you don't have any figures of them!"
    Well, that's the thing! Doesn't mean I enjoy them, it doesn't mean I'm obligated to have merch of them. Some characters look cool in 3D, others don't.
    Besides that, I'm an extremely picky collector anyway. When I buy a figure, it's not just because it's Saber or Lelouch but as a product itself. Do the proportions "look good"? Are the colors pleasing to the eye? How's the detailing work? "Yeah, that pose is okay but..". Does it look good to pose or display? Maybe it has an x-factor to it. There's a ridiculous amount of filters that a figure goes through before I buy it.
    As for other's preferences, I'll just echo what some posters have already said: People should just collect what they like.


    No problem at all, im glad i am helping this way. Nice way of collecting too and indeed doesnt make you less a fan. If i bought a fig of everything i liked at that moment or saw then i end up a hoarder leaving no living space. So be proud in your way of collecting :) ! And whats a normie anyways, who defines that...
    I agree some simply didnt turn out great in 3d :) you might as well print art if you feel like it or passionatly talk about it, im sure ppl see your passion that way too

    BenawiIl y a 5 mois#103978839A principle of a good collection(defined by myself)
    - Have core collections(figures that have connection to each other ex: same character/ same series/same artist/same theme) within your collection.Ideally, one look of your whole collection I could know GENERALLY what you are trying to convey.
    - Quality over quantity(try to get best example of condition/quality ex : not hording on prize figures)
    - A limited number of figures(having limitations define what YOUR collection is), collect the numbers that you are comfortable with.


    Well its not really what its about haha but thanks for sharing your way of collecting :) its good to have set rules to not let it get out of hand by your own vision ^^
    As long as your comfortable with the way you collect and the amount you own all is good ^^
    Il y a 5 mois
    I always enjoy your articles and this one particularly.

    The very definition of "hobby" is participation in something outside of your occupation that gives you pleasure.

    If your hobby makes you happy, then you are succeeding at it. If your hobby no longer gives you pleasure, then find another that does.

    And it never hurts to follow your Mother's advice, "If you can't say something nice, then don't say anything at all".
    Il y a 5 mois
    That was an interesting read. From a certain point of view, it reminds me of all those age-old "debates" on MFC regarding a certain category of figures that generally devolve into flame wars and monkeys flinging shit at each other. Good God can it be tiresome...
    Voir le spoilerCacher le spoilerYou know what I'm talking about, it starts with a ロ and ends with a リ.

    One of my Golden Rules in life is "Do not treat others in ways that you would not like to be treated". It's a simple rule, as old as time and the Lord, but an efficient one.

    You can badmouth or hate me or my choices/hobbies behind my back, whatever, I ain't no saint, I also do this, nobody's perfect. As long as I don't know it, you're good, for ignorance is bliss.

    But if you talk shit to me ad hominem, then brace yourself for I'll talk shit to you with a back, and it'll be heavy-handed.

    I collect whatever figures the way I want it, and there's nothing you can do about it, and I think it should be the dominant mindest around here (after all, you collect figures mainly for yourself, not for others and their praise/approval), but that's wishful thinking.
    Il y a 5 mois
    A principle of a good collection(defined by myself)
    - Have core collections(figures that have connection to each other ex: same character/ same series/same artist/same theme) within your collection.Ideally, one look of your whole collection I could know GENERALLY what you are trying to convey.
    - Quality over quantity(try to get best example of condition/quality ex : not hording on prize figures)
    - A limited number of figures(having limitations define what YOUR collection is), collect the numbers that you are comfortable with.
    Il y a 5 mois
    Chloe-tsundereIl y a 5 mois#103978220Hmm while I do agree with you, I do get where people come from regarding your blogs. I mean you do you indeed and be proud of that! But if you say you quit but then 2 days later start again, that leads to confused people and perhaps some negative replies due to that (not saying that's OK but just showing what causes it) :)
    And saying I'm tired of negativity on mfc, taking a break while now saying it doesn't affect you sounds like a contradiction. Maybe it's your goal not to be affected? But that's just how it comes across to me, not saying that's the truth to it ^^
    Ps again I'm not trying to sound rude but that's how it comes across. Maybe it helps you with your future blogs and get less negative replies :)
    It's a good thing to stay as you are and not judge. Try to think everyone means well even if it doesn't always comes across as that :) and gives peace to your mind too which is important :) it's always easy for people to be rude or mean online as no one sees you


    At this point rewording is needed with the way I Blog and can totally understand your view.

    These days what I pick up is what I find at a good deal [I can say I'm quitting then suddenly there's a good deal I can't pass up, as a long time collector that's my great weakness when those deals come up and the old random impulsiveness to pick something up]

    There are times it feels like I may have to spend a bit more time wording my blogs almost like I need one of those mental proofreaders that goes through it and says "Instead, make it this instead of what you thought it'll go over easier with these folks."

    Almost like I feel my brain wants to appoint some sort of political officer in charge of writing blogs/comments/tweets at times.
    Il y a 5 mois
    Valestein3 Here with you to Knight
    Thanks for articulating something that I could never properly explain.

    I'm sort of the "normie" in my anime friend group. Some of them say, "You never shut up about Gundam G, Code Geass, Full Metal Alchemist, Mob Psycho, and Vinland Saga but you don't have any figures of them!"

    Well, that's the thing! Doesn't mean I enjoy them, it doesn't mean I'm obligated to have merch of them. Some characters look cool in 3D, others don't.

    Besides that, I'm an extremely picky collector anyway. When I buy a figure, it's not just because it's Saber or Lelouch but as a product itself. Do the proportions "look good"? Are the colors pleasing to the eye? How's the detailing work? "Yeah, that pose is okay but..". Does it look good to pose or display? Maybe it has an x-factor to it. There's a ridiculous amount of filters that a figure goes through before I buy it.

    As for other's preferences, I'll just echo what some posters have already said: People should just collect what they like.
    Il y a 5 mois
    Chloe-tsundere The louise otaku
    TyjosAzariIl y a 5 mois#103967033My style of collecting is get what I want, display it how I want and not give a damn about anyone else's opinion of my collection or my collecting habits.
    With things getting to where it's too easy to Judge others online finding I don't like it when I get judgmental of others....it's something that messes with my head and screws up my moods so trying to avoid being judgmental as much as I can.


    Hmm while I do agree with you, I do get where people come from regarding your blogs. I mean you do you indeed and be proud of that! But if you say you quit but then 2 days later start again, that leads to confused people and perhaps some negative replies due to that (not saying that's OK but just showing what causes it) :)

    And saying I'm tired of negativity on mfc, taking a break while now saying it doesn't affect you sounds like a contradiction. Maybe it's your goal not to be affected? But that's just how it comes across to me, not saying that's the truth to it ^^

    Ps again I'm not trying to sound rude but that's how it comes across. Maybe it helps you with your future blogs and get less negative replies :)

    It's a good thing to stay as you are and not judge. Try to think everyone means well even if it doesn't always comes across as that :) and gives peace to your mind too which is important :) it's always easy for people to be rude or mean online as no one sees you
    Il y a 5 mois
    Chloe-tsundere The louise otaku
    LobeliasIl y a 5 mois#103977720all i really got to contribute to this shebang is that sometimes i feel like a weirdo for having so few figures compared to the (visible and active) majority on this website... especially after collecting for about 7 years now. it keeps me from especially getting into the socializing aspect of mfc besides some throwaway comments.
    but hey. gotta keep on keepin' on. i'm glad at least nobody's ever been rude to me personally.
    funnily enough none of my weeb/nerd friends collect any figures or 'only' have a couple, so they see my collection and think of me of all people as the resident figure freak. it's hard to describe, but i find it a common phenomena for any hobby that what is 'normal' for a hobbyist in terms of passion and enthusiasm is 'hardcore' to those that don't partake in a hobby or are less deep in it.
    (for example, i'm also into large-scale text-based roleplay and you wouldn't believe how wordy and time-consuming it gets. it's a big hurdle for new people to jump and so its practically a niche hobby within a niche hobby.)
    i'll likely never completely stop getting into anal nerd arguments and occasionally forgo eating and sleeping... not to mention spending more than i should, but if i can't ground myself and my obsessive interests before it happens, i can at least reflect on how to divert myself from falling into those pitfalls after the fact.
    anyways! the moral of my post is to remember to touch grass. alternatives include sand, dirt, fluffy cat fur, or a nice pair of buttocks.


    You shouldn't feel weird about it, living anime or being a collector doesn't require a minimal amount you know. Your love for said character or serie isn't less just cause you own less. Plus they're luxury items and not everyone can afford dozens of that.
    It's the spark that counts, the love you have and want to share. Whether that lies in 5 figures, none or 1000. That's up to you and only you :D
    It doesn't make you weird or less than someone else with more. Id even salute you for having so little yet be content with it :)

    Interesting hobby you got there, if it makes you happy then that's what matters. I'm always curious on why and how instead of don't and eww lol
    I mean you must have something that made you start it and that's what sparks you and is fun to see in my opinion.
    Glad you had no negative encounters here.
    Il y a 5 mois
    Chloe-tsundere The louise otaku
    ledgyiiIl y a 5 mois#103978060this reminds me - i see lots of people criticizing be@rbricks for being too "absurd" and honestly,,, my dream is to have a collection with tons of normal anime figures mixed in with a bunch of weird and wacky figures like be@rbricks and more cartoony things. like i can see why that wouldn't appeal to some people but i find it really cool and different <3

    I dunno who be@rbricks is, but you do you! If that's what you love, do it and follow it. It's sad to see (s)he gets judged over it. I would be more like it's not my cup of tea but it looks awesome something like that. I mean I don't have to like it, but do I have to be negative? Nah :)
    It sounds fun tho!
    I, myself got so many hobbies xD that I simply have to make decisions haha and decided to downsize and create stuff I can gift
    Il y a 5 mois
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