Hello and welcome back beautiful friends of the Interwebs!
Today I wanted to talk about collecting and me. I get asked quite often whenever I reveal that I am a collector, why do I collect? And why go for a complete GameCube collection?
I collect because video games very much make up a great portion of my identity. I have been playing games of some kind ever since I was 3 or 4. I started with PC games and slowly moved my way up to handhelds and then consoles.
Video games have always been an escape for me. I have always been able to find solace and comfort, as well as safety in video games. I am firm in my beliefs that video games have helped shaped me as a person, and still continue to do so. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of other things in my life, both past and present but video games have always been that one BIG constant in my life, especially when it comes to interests.
I guess somewhere along the way of my enjoyment and consumption of games, I started collecting them. It started with me wanting to just hold on to the games that resonated with me and then grew to, “but what if I want to play that one again?” and has become what is now my collecting hobby. I didn’t actively search for a collecting hobby and I really didn’t look for it to be video games. It just kind of happened one day.
As for actively seeking out all 661 GameCube games, that has been on purpose. I had taken a break from collecting games of any kind for almost a year. I lost interest due to some unfortunate events that had taken place in my life at the time. I slowly was regaining interest in the collecting game but wanted to focus on something specific this time around instead of just grabbing games randomly. I thought long and hard about what I wanted and what I should focus on and I decided on GameCube. As I mentioned before in my blog posts, it was the first console I bought with my own money. I fell head over heels in love with the GameCube because of the controller, the tiny discs, and the games offered on the console. I have a lot of nostalgia for the system and games so it was a no-brainer that the GameCube should be the first system that I acheive 100% for in regards to game libraries.
I love collecting. It most definitely is time consuming, frustrating, and can be expensive but I find it to be incredibly rewarding and fun. And that’s really all that matters.
I can’t wait to show you guys how the collection grows and to see what directions it takes.
Until Wednesday, stay classy and sassy 😛