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Once I got over my obsession with Turtles my next major obsession didn't come until my friend ditched his skateboard for a BMX. My memory is sketchy but I think that the year was 1992 (I was 14 and in year 9 at the Grove School). That means that for 20 years now I have been riding BMX, and when I'm on my bike I might hurt more but I am still loving it. [check out this blog which (fingers crossed) will tell my story of the last twenty
I was born in 1977 (all be it with less than one day until the new year) so I can't quite claim to have watched Episode IV: a New Hope when it was originally released and I can't remember if I watched Episodes V and VI when they were released but I did enjoy the toys as a young kid. However, like most parent's mine got rid of the toys (except Boba Fett which I have memories of losing it over my primary school wall - which my older brother tried to find for me to no avail) and so I don't have own any original toys. However, whe Lucas told the world he was revisiting Star Wars with the Prequel trilogy I soon made up for not having any original toys and during my years at University I began my Star Wars obsession. Luckily I was still obsessed with BMX and drinking was also a favourite past time of mine, so my life at University was not completed taken over by Star Wars - nonetheless I did buy new Star Wars toys, books, magazines and more than one version of the movies!
Another obsession of mine has been comics (in particular Marvel X-men comics), This started when my older brother and I were staying in a trailer park on the outskirts of Las Vegas. With not much to do we found a comic book store and I experienced the joys of reading a comic. I found another comic store when on the same trip we were visiting the East Coast of the U.S.A. On our return to England I found out that Brighton had two comic stores (there's only one now) and so I continued collecting comic books. As I near the end of my degree I finally realised what a pain in the backside it would be to keep moving comic books everytime I moved address. So I sold them for cheap and thought I had managed to kick this particular obsession in to touch. Things were going well until the same brother I mentioned earlier, introduced me to the iFanboy podcast. The podcast really got me wanting to know what was going on with the X-men characters that I onced loved. As I was living in Brighton and earning okay money this was quite easy to do. I now am the owner of three long boxes which in total contain at least 500 comics.
The reason I begin writing this particular post almost two hours ago, is to tell people that I am selling some of the shit that I owe. At present it's only X-box 360 games but I am hoping to sell books, comics and other stuff I find lying around.
If you want to see what games I'm selling check out Amazon and look for Woody1201. Here's the direct link to my storefront. Also, don't forget to follow my new http://www.woodystweentyyearsofbmx.com/.