Julia offers this prompt for NaBloPoMo:
NaBloPoMo Day 3: What’s your random obsession? The Tudors, tie-dye, the perfect sauerbraten recipe… Tell us a little something about your secret or not-so-secret love.
I have obsessions, certainly. When I like something I obsess over it. Mostly books or TV shows. I have obsessed over Madeleine L’Engle books, collecting ALL of them and reading them over and over. There wasn’t much more place to go with that, though, no merchandise. I did get to a retreat with her (Thanks, Mom!).
I obsessed over Star Trek the Next Generation in high school and college, building a model enterprise and collecting comic books and novels and action figures and so on. Enough so that, much to my parents surprise, I won second place at a hobby fair at our little Southern Baptist church at one point.
I obsessed over Beauty and the Beast, the TV series. I even have a chess set featuring the characters. And I had a fabulous jacket I wore until it was coming apart at the seams. I loved that jacket. I also learned about fan fiction thanks to Beauty and the Beast.
Probably my most lasting obsession has been with Harry Potter. Aside from 2 full sets of books–one American and one British–I have mugs and action figures and my computer bag and all my electronic devices are named for characters: my old computer was Minerva, my newer one is Ginny, 2 laptops were Hedwig and Hedwig 2, my iPod was Dobby, my not-so-smart phone was Winky, my other iPods have been Arnold there Pygmy Puff and Trevor the Frog, my iPad is Kreacher and my iPad mini is Firenze. My first thumb drive was Pigwidgeon.
Even now, I am awaiting delivery of my new iPhone that I will need to name and instead of buying a $3 on-sale case, I am looking at easy for Harry Potter case
s. I just need to come up with a good name. I was thinking I could get a Hufflepuff case and call it Cedric, but the Marauder’s Maps cases are pretty cool, but then it still needs a name…
When something grabs me, I tend to overdo, but it’s kind of fun.