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When I'm beginning to watch a movie, or read a book, I tend to want to watch or read the whole story through, even if it is a story of questionable quality or if I know the end. And I don't want to miss a thing. What would be an adjective to qualify such a person like me?

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The adjective to describe your not wanting to miss anything might be obsessive, since you are obsessed about reading every word of the book and watching every second of the movie.

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You definitely hit the mark with obsessive, would there not be a word to describe someone with the obsession to know how the event unfold in a story? – Eldroß Jan 26 '11 at 10:43
I think obsessive, despite the potential negative connotations, is the right word. – CJM Jan 26 '11 at 13:43

How about dedicated or devoted?

In gaming circles, the term completionist is quite popular.

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I'm not sure dedicated/devoted fit best, but completionist definitely fits the bill. Not sure how well it translates outside of gaming circles. I think you'll find your completionists are one and the same with Jasper's obsessives! :) – CJM Jan 26 '11 at 13:45

I'm like that too. I like to describe myself as obsessively curious.

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In the sense that you are determined to finish, even in the face of something that might be disappointing, I would suggest tenacious.

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I think the word as too much a negative, like I don't want to do it, whereas I'm actually enjoying it in a way. – Eldroß Jan 26 '11 at 8:55
I think tenacious is going a bit too far perhaps, but I disagree with Eldros that it is a negative word - tenacity is an admirable quality in my book... – CJM Jan 26 '11 at 13:42
I don't think tenacious is negative. It's just that it describes a quality beyond the ordinary. – Marcin Jun 16 '11 at 17:22

I would say somebody with determination, using determination with the meaning of firmness of purpose. As alternative, I would use indefatigable, steadfast, or diligent.

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I see this more in the case of multiple installments, but try "completist": "He's such a completist that he's still reading $series even though it hasn't really been good since book 13".

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