I really wish I could post a picture of my collection. It’s quite small but I love it. Stupid old piece of crap phone.
I have a few semi-rare/rare items. I recently acquired the black on black Sing the Sorrow tour version of the CD. Still in the shrink wrap, mint condition. I paid a high price for it (over $100) but considering it’s in perfect condition I think that’s actually quite reasonable. I also got the Black Sails EP, although it’s been opened. I bought it anyway, I figured I probably wouldn’t come across it again. I’ve got the Sing the Sorrow/Clandestine collectors edition, that was still in the shrink wrap as well. Those are my rarest items.
I have the CD versions of Answer That, Shut Your Mouth, A Fire Inside EP, Black Sails in the Sunset, Drowning, All Hallows, Sing the Sorrow (the regular red on black lol)…I used to have Very Proud of Ya and Decemberunderground as well but they were destroyed.
Hmm…let’s see…I have an East Bay Hard Core patch (the black cat one), I have a sticker from Sing the Sorrow, I have a Nephilim button, I have a t-shirt from I think after Drowning but before Sing the Sorrow…I also have a magazine insert from 2003 when they were in Alternative Press…otherwise I have maybe 30-40 pictures of them, mostly from around 2003, some earlier ones though…
I keep all of this in a box with some other things that I’ve come to associate with them - a black rose (yes, indeed) and a lot of incense…so now whenever I open it, it smells like…some combination of dragon’s blood, frankincense, and cloves. I mean, fuck, that just sounds like it smells like AFI to me lol. It’s seeped into my Sing the Sorrow book as well, so if I pick it up and smell the fabric it smells like, well…them, to me. It smells like my memories of them and their music. It’s a very nostalgic, emotive thing.
Oh, I also have a Sing the Sorrow era poster.
Maybe if I ever get a newer phone I can post a picture of it all. And my photo collage, hopefully.