Some interests develop over time - but there are some interests that develop instantly. For instance, I never wanted to watch Doctor Who when the rest of my family started watching it. I told everyone I thought it was stupid, when really I was just afraid I would become utterly obsessed. Eventually, my mother coaxed me into watching an Tennant episode when it was on TV - an almost audible click in my brain, and I was, indeed, obsessed.
When I get obsessed with something, it actually hurts not to think about and focus on it. When I try to focus on something else or miss a show, my head buzzes like it is vibrating, and my limbs feel like green and orange wire. I have been told that this may be and Asperger's related thing.
The same goes for Star Trek...
|Have a picture of me hugging my Spock plushies.|
It wasn't until a couple of years ago, however, that I became obsessed. I sat down and watch a single TOS episode. Once again, I could actually hear a click in my head as my thoughts went to Star Trek, and Star Trek alone.
I would be interested in hearing whether or not others have these experiences, regarding obsessions.
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