Whilst persuing this thread, I wondered who else amongst the Teeming Millions is in this situation.
Our PC is situated in the very back room of the house, which we ostensibly think of as my room. By this, I mean that it houses:
the PC, which I use a fair bit more than Mrs. Skeezix
the great big honkin’ desk I built for it, since pre-fab furniture is never quite right for the space available
the former living room TV and VCR (when we bought a new one of each of these a bunch of years back, the old ones came out here)
my extensive video tape collection of really bad movies, that pretty much no one in the house but me can sit through
the boxed up comic book collection I can never quite work up the enthusiasm to sell off
and, well, you get the idea.
It’s my Fortress of Solitude; my Bat Cave; my hidden Rebel Base; my “Daddy’s goofing off on the boards again” room. It’s the playground for my inner child, if you will.
Now it’s a decent sized room, but it’s always cramped for space. See, everything that Mrs. Skeezix either can’t quite find the right place for yet, or can’t fit in another room until we do some furniture shuffling, or that needs to go into long term storage, alla that crap ends up in boxes, bags and piles, on every available surface.
I can’t even say that it’s just because this is the “back room”, since my den (and Mrs. Skeezix’ clutter, of course) used to be in the Skeezling’s room, before she came along, and that’s right off the living room. And at that time, this room was pretty spartan, as we never used it all that much.
So I ask you, those with the room in your apartments/houses for this admitted luxury, guys, is this an isolated thing? Do a lot of gaming geeks have thier little play-room stuffed full of thier SO’s clutter?
Ladies? Is the reverse true for any of you? Your SO store all their boxes of pack-rat “I can’t get rid of that” stuff in every free inch of floor space in your play room?