Miscellaneous, Nerdery

TR Contest: What the Hell Are You Going to Do with Your Collection?



Today’s contest was suggested by Eric Martin, and I thought it compelling enough a question that it had to be asked. When you die, what are you going to do with your shit? As a nerd, chances are you have at least one thing you collect — videogames, toys, RPG supplements, books, statues, whatever. Now, I would hope that most of us would try to give them to children in the family, or shelters, sell them and/or donate them to charities and libraries and whatever.

So the contest is this: What would you do with your collection if you had infinite resources and didn’t give a shit? What’s the craziest/coolest/most insane plan you have to deal with the material possessions you cannot leave behind? 
Like most TR contests, entries will be judged based on entertainment value, style, hilarity, insanity, or any combination thereof. Three entries per person, but there’s a catch — if you have more than one entry, they have to be about different collections. If you do one entry, you can write about what you’d do with your Magic cards, or all the nerd shit you own. If you do two or three entries, one can be on Magic cards, but the other two have to be about different, specific collections, like games or toys. You can’t write an entry about “all my stuff other than my Magic cards.” Make sense? I don’t know why I’ve decided to make this complicated, but you’d best pay attention to the rule if you want to win.
The contest ends at 12:01 am EST on Monday, August 27th. You scamps have a good weekend, and if you get in trouble, don’t expect the Justice League to help you. I hear they’re all partying with a 13-year-old.

About Author

Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.