It’s been a while since I did a “Things I collect” entry, the last (and first) one being Rubik’s Cubes. This time I’m writing about my two biggest collections: my manga and video games! They’re large enough that I was having problems keeping track of them.
My manga collection was actually small for a while. I had started watching Anime when I was a young teenager, and it took a while before I transitioned to reading more manga than watching Anime. By college, it had grown because I had followed several series. That’s when I decided to database them and put them on a site: Manga Addiction.
That ended up being a great idea. At the time, friends who were borrowing my manga could see everything I had. Now it’s useful for myself. When I’m at a bookstore or Anime con, I use my phone to look at my site and check which volumes I’m missing.
I was running into the same problem with my games collection, especially since both my husband and I are buying them. We’ve both been gamers since we were young, and it’s actually thanks to video games that we became closer and started dating! After moving in together, our collection got kind of messy, and we suddenly had duplicates of things.
So just recently, I spent time databasing our games too: Inventory Full.
Well, it’s part of our gaming collection. I decided not to list anything older than the Wii/PS3/360 generation since we don’t buy games for older consoles anymore. It’s still a work in progress since we’re missing a lot of ratings. Also, every time I think I’m done, I find another game laying around that I forgot about XD;;