The Big Picture recently took on a rather interesting topic – world record holders. Among those 30 odd photos, this image of Pokemon collection record holder Lisa Courtney instantly caught my eye. Not only does this girl go beyond geekiness and beyond fangirlism, but she delves into the nether regions of obsessiveness. 12,113 pieces of Pokemon memorabilia. And that number has surely grown since it was last tallied.
Here she lays, sprawled in a sea of Pokemon plush, an ocean of fanaticism which borders on the psychotic. This sort of crazy takes focus and determination. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a river of retro watches to swim through.