Daily Prompt – Can’t Get it Out of My Head

Have you ever become obsessed with something? Tell us about something that captivates your attention like nothing else.

I have somewhat of an addictive personality. It doesn’t take much for me to become focused on something , and want to give it my complete undivided attention. I think that the two worst offenders here are tv and video games.

Let’s start with TV…

So I find that once I watch a new tv show, I’ll be able to ascertain whether I like it enough or not from just one episode. If it doesn’t pique my interest enough within the first half of the episode, then I’m sorry, I’m out. However, if I can get hooked on it after the first ten mins… Then sign me up for the whole season immediately.

I’m that type of person who will sit down and watch an entire season of a show in one afternoon. Give me a couch and my onesie and a giant bottle of water, constant cups of tea and biscuits, and I’ll smash out an entire season in a day. Episodes back-to-back and get so completely engrossed by it, I’ll completely ignore the outside world.

I have also been known, during holidays or long weekends, to go a couple of days without showering because I’m so fixated on what I’m watching. It’s gross, but it has happened.

The other offender here are video games. Admittedly, I’m completely obsessed with the entire LEGO franchise of games. If it comes out on PS3, then I need to own it. No questions. I can’t quite explain what it is about these games, but once I pick up the controller, if I’m left on my own, I’ll spend 15hrs playing that without a break and will do so without any reservations whatsoever. Yesterday I bought the LEGO: The Hobbit video game. The week before it was The LEGO Movie game. Then I bought it on 3DS as well, simply because it’s a whole completely different game to the PS3 version.

Clearly, I have a problem.

Just as I was about to publish this post, I realised that I had one smaller, last-minute addition. Fashion Shows.

Now before you all start babbling on about ‘oohhh how TYPICAL… the gays and their fashion…’ firstly, shut the fuck up; and secondly, what’s wrong with it? I don’t actually know what it is, but I am fascinated and slightly obsessed with fashion shows. Granted, the best bits are when the models fall down (it just reiterates my statement to all women – if you can’t walk in those heels, then you shouldn’t be wearing them!!) and if you’re not sure what I’m talking about, watch this:

I can’t quite put my finger on why I’m so drawn to a fashion show. I just love watching them. And I think that for label clothing stores, they should always be playing their fashion shows in the window. On a recent visit to a shopping centre, I passed a store and their window display was a 5-screen x 5-screen video display showing some of their fashion shows. It stopped me in my tracks, and I stood there, fixated on the footage. It was hypnotic.

I should probably also admit that I subscribe on iTunes to a couple of fashion video podcasts. Although they don’t show you the entire show, they at least show you almost every show, from every label, from every Fashion Week around the globe… New York, Paris, Milan etc. Constant fashion love. However, I fail to watch them all when they become available, and instead find myself wasting hours at a time slumped over my MacBook watching the likes of Dior, YSL, D&G, Chanel etc.

Perhaps I should seek some professional help? *lol*

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