For the Otacool contest ran by DannyChoo, I took some pictures of my room as it looked during July 2009. I actually have pictures of my room from various states of dis-array for at least three and a half years, but here I’ll show you the most recent configuration.
I think this is a pretty good picture of myself, considering I took it with the camera held at arm’s length. Yes, my beard is red.
Also, before you go further, my room is not messy, it is busy. It’s what you get when you take two rooms’ worth of stuff and stuff them into one room. I know where things are, and aside from my RAM pile, it’s pretty organized, as much as space permits.
This is my desk. You can see it has a role-playing game related mousepad, some nendoroids, a mess in front and around the monitor, disks, and stacks of books. One of the stacks kinda toppled later, and required some rearrangements.
The stacks in more details. Trade paperbacks of comics, some card games, books, Fullmetal Alchemist manga, RPG books, more books and some comics (mostly Knights of the Dinner Table magazines).
These are my shelves. They have a lot of stuff. The computer is at the bottom right corner of the picture, hidden for the most part by the desk, you can see the UPS which stands on top of the computer. Mess at bottom of the photo is my “RAM pile”, mostly stuff I need every week for school, and books which I finished, put there for lack of space, and became buried in the burial mound. It will get cleaned up sometime soon, I hope.
This is what my room looks like from the doorway, for the most part. Boxes with magazines, books, and childhood mementos, cat’s litterbox (cleaned daily), yellow box is full of comic TPBs and magazines, with a rug on top for the cat to lay on. Boxes of comics, boxes of childhood mementos, and the three boxes at the right are new additions, full of comics, RPGs, and regular books. Beforehands these books were on my floor, protected by plastic bags, which helped my room be slightly less organized.
Picture on the wall is of Silver, my late cat.
Since I didn’t have enough room for RPGs on my shelves for several years, this is a box of material that is either not as good, or that I didn’t feel I’d need to reference as often. Relegated and kept under my desk. Includes most 3.X Dungeons and Dragons books, because I know the rules nearly by heart.
This is an example of some shelves. Due to room consideration, most shelves are stacked like the lower shelf. You have 6 stacks of books. Two rows of 3 columns each. Yes, some books are hidden behind, and yes, it can take some time to excavate them, but I know where most books are, shelf-wise, and usually stack wise.
The higher shelf has more of my bigger books, so the open space on top is stacked with books to the filling. And some toys.
This is the shelf where I keep comic books, TPBs that is, single issued are kept elsewhere. With figures, figure-glue, more comics, RPGs, and many music CDs on it to keep the shelf busy.
These are two out of my three RPG book shelves. Table-top pen-and-paper roleplaying game books. The third’s edge can be seen at the bottom left corner. There are more “indie RPGs” and such there, and behind the air freshener next to Peruvian Snoopy in the center of the picture.
The infamous RAM pile, who knows what lays under its crushing weight, aside from newspapers and school material? It continues to the right… also seen is the promised third RPG bookshelf.
Manga section, the box has some more books, as does my clothes closet and public house territory (see below), the big books like Ghost in the Shell (1,2) and Akira 1, are on the TPB shelf.
This is a truly tiny sampling of some of the cards I have in my room. I have boxes more, and more games. You can see here Babylon 5, Legend of the Five Rings, and Magic: the Gathering cards. I have boxes and suitcases more of Magic, a drawer full of Poke’Mon cards (including cards which used to be quite rare and fetched $20-30 each online), Shadowrun cards, and some other random cards.
The space under the bed is not spared either, this is about a third of its size, and the size left relatively empty. Comics and RPGs, my tennis racket’s head, painted Hordes miniatures, a huge poster (I think it’s the 151 original Poke’Mon, actually), some more cards, magazines… shoe boxes filled with more cards, old mail, you get the idea.
Because even that is not enough, I had to expand. This is the manga shelf in the DVD library. The DVDs are on lower shelves. I didn’t share it, but there are manga books, magazines, Dragon Dice boxes and other assorted things at the top shelves and bottom drawers of my clothes closet.
This is another intrusion into family-space, this time my box of unpainted miniatures is kept at the family room at the top floor.
Because the previous picture was not illustrative, here’re some of the contents of that box. Most of them, but not all. I also have some figures in my room. I really need to find time to paint them again. And I also want to find the time.
And to close this post, a couple of my “treasures”. Hard-cover American Gods signed by Neil Gaiman, and a hard-cover Burning Empires illustrated by Chris Moeller, who created the setting world of the Iron Empires. The flash hides her face, but that’s that for now.
As always, you can see the rest of the pictures on the Flickr Set!