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Old 07-07-15, 10:26 AM
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Re: The First Monthly '25 Years Ago This Month' Thread - July 2015

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I literally just accepted the fact I'm not going to re-read even 1 percent of all the stuff I own. It's just too much stuff.
I'm starting to re-think my collecting habits.

If I hated all new comics and never bought a book again, I probably have enough of a collection to satisfy my reading entertainment needs forever.

But I do like the new stuff.

I'm seriously thinking of moving on to a rental first policy; mainly using the physical libraries in my area.

Anyone want to buy a 17000 book Comixology account?
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Old 07-07-15, 02:19 PM
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I'm starting to re-think my collecting habits.

If I hated all new comics and never bought a book again, I probably have enough of a collection to satisfy my reading entertainment needs forever.

But I do like the new stuff.

I'm seriously thinking of moving on to a rental first policy; mainly using the physical libraries in my area.

Anyone want to buy a 17000 book Comixology account?
I know you've addressed these issues before Trevor, but I have to believe that the rate at which you acquire new content is far greater than the rate at which you actually read the stuff. I mean, how often do you even re-read stuff you love? Even I have a pretty big mountain of unread material and I have less than 200 items total between my Comixology and Dark Horse accounts. I know it's tough to pass up good deals, but you're not really saving any money. Instead you're just sort of pouring more and more of it down the drain.
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Old 07-07-15, 02:38 PM
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Re: The First Monthly '25 Years Ago This Month' Thread - July 2015

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I know you've addressed these issues before Trevor, but I have to believe that the rate at which you acquire new content is far greater than the rate at which you actually read the stuff. I mean, how often do you even re-read stuff you love? Even I have a pretty big mountain of unread material and I have less than 200 items total between my Comixology and Dark Horse accounts. I know it's tough to pass up good deals, but you're not really saving any money. Instead you're just sort of pouring more and more of it down the drain.
I won't really comment to get the thread back on track, but I do appreciate the concern. I definitely have a shopping problem and am considering seeking help. Tough step for me, as I've spent my life think psychiatry/therapy/whatever is useless and everyone should be able to man up and live a decent life on their own effort.
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Re: The First Monthly '25 Years Ago This Month' Thread - July 2015

Some people get enjoyment from buying comic books. Others get happiness snorting cocaine or gambling away money. I know which vice I would prefer.
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Old 07-07-15, 06:07 PM
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Re: The First Monthly '25 Years Ago This Month' Thread - July 2015

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I'm starting to re-think my collecting habits.

If I hated all new comics and never bought a book again, I probably have enough of a collection to satisfy my reading entertainment needs forever.
That's mostly why I quit buying new comics a few years ago: I already have more than enough to read and/or re-read to keep me busy. Plus, the new ones will be available in TPBs and the like should I ever wish to read them.

As for "25 Years Ago This Month"; I have the Batman and Superman titles, and a few others from DC, and the Spider-Man and "Mutant" titles from Marvel. I was already dropping a lot of books by that time, and I got laid off from my job sometime later that year, so it dropped down to just a few.
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