Adaptation Question

Do you have any collections?

Today’s prompt reminds me of the film Adaptation. which I used to show to my playwrighting students. In it, one character asks another, “Do you collect anything?” and goes off on his history of collecting.

In my time I have collected coins (not worth anything other than face value), comic books (mostly because I just liked to read them), and rocks and insects (because I was interested in science at the time). All of these have been lost in the moves of time.

At one point early in my computing history I collected fonts—just in case I would ever need them. Imagine a stack of 3.5” floppies of fonts.

I do have a couple of boxes of Prog magazines that I guess you could call a collection, since I saved them after reading. And I do have several boxes each of books and DVDs, both of which I feel were accumulated more than collected.

But do I acquire anything just for the sake of having a bunch of similar things? No. And that extends to my friends who are a polyglot group and who, in many cases, don’t actually like each other. It would make an interesting Venn diagram with me in the center and a whole lot of Spirograph-like circles joined in myriad ways. I don’t collect them with that in mind; it just happens. I always wondered what that says about me!

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Published by stephenschrum

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts; interested in virtual worlds, playwrighting, and filmmaking. Now creating a podcast called "Audio Chimera."

2 thoughts on “Adaptation Question

  1. I gotta watch Adaptation now. Lol I can imagine the floppy disk stack. Is Prog magazine still a thing? I collect Gundam models and toys and gold and silver.

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