Anyway, I am also packing up my books, which means about equal parts textbooks, fiction/reference books, and comics. Only, due to lending books out over the years and occasionally having them poached by my sister (and then, I think, lent out to her friends), I am missing several of my Strangers in Paradise TPBs. There's also one Runaways that seems to have escaped (HAH I get it), but I'm missing at least four or five SiP books. That is not the problem; I don't lend out anything that I can't bear to lose, and I know that letting someone borrow a book means a high chance I'll never see that book again. And that's okay.
But I just cannot bring myself to pack them in a box without having the complete set. I can't do it. It makes me seriously twitchy.
I think if it were a series I didn't re-read often it would matter less, but I love SiP. I love the artwork, and even the crazy super-dramatic convoluted story**. So now I'm eyeing eBay and Amazon, trying to find the cheapest way to replace them so my stupid brain will shut up and let me pack them in a goddamn box.
You know, when that shrink I saw said I had obsessive/compulsive tendencies, I laughed.
*"Fun", here, means "really fucking annoying"
**Seriously, I don't think Terry Moore would recognize a chronologically-ordered story if it broke into his house and slapped him with a large mouth bass.
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