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    You're a troll...you're lion about this whole thing, aren't you?
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    I have a baboon teddy named baboon and a frog teddy named froggy and i NEVER went that deep... i just played fights with them, and that was years ago. If the teddies are getting in the way of your day to day life, which it seems it is due to your extemsive storylime and poor social life, i suggest you burn them.

    It would be a step towards maturity.
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    (Original post by Rascacielos)
    I don't think it's weird as such. It's something most children do: give their toys a life and a personality. I expect that's why children grow so attached to their favourite toys (although I'm no psychologist). Obviously, if you keep those toys into adulthood (as I expect quite a few people do), that persona is going to stick and I don't think there's anything particularly wrong with that. If it's becoming a bit of an obsession though, then - as with any other obsession - clearly there's a problem.

    Just thought I'd add that in, although I expect this thread is a troll. Not sure about the relevance of the X Factor theme tune though.
    Yeah exactly, I'm not condemning him for it, I'm just saying its not of the norm, which isn't a bad thing in all honesty, but I agree with your points, as long as it doesn't influence his/her work/job/career/interaction (i.e. going mad) then I don't see an issue with it either
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    (Original post by Oxford-Hopeful)
    I am nearly 18. I have friends at school, but am too shy to go out/socialise with them outside of school apart from using Facebook. Because of this, I mainly do homework, however whem I'm bored I often spend upto an hour at a time playing with my toy lions. I think I have become obsessed with them, as since I was about 12, I developed a storyline about these lions(which I will tell later) and even now still abide by it when playing with them. Have I become to obsessed with them?

    Thomas (Yellow Fury Lion) - King of my bedroom, only child after his would be brother died just days after being born. Comes from Buckingham Palace London. Lifelong Arsenal supporter, plays for them between serving his duties as king.

    Karen (Cream Fury Lioness) - wife of Thomas, therefore queen of my bedroom. Comes from Liverpool, sister of paw-ball player Stephen Gerrard. Met Thomas at an event in Liverpool in 1999. Now lives in Buckingham Palace with Thomas and the cubs.

    Kovo and Mufasa - twins, the first and second born cubs of Thomas and Karen. As they are twins, there is an intense rivalry between them in everything they do. Eg. kovo wishes to study at Oxford, Mufasa at Cambridge. Kovo is a Manchester United fan, whilst Mufasa supports Chelsea.

    Princess- born a year after the twins. Often made to feel uncomfortable by the twins before Elizabeth was born adue to the fact that she did not engage in the typical activities of lions. Eg. Paw-ball. Likes to ride ponies in her spare time. Inspirational to her younger sisters Elizabeth and Kiarah.

    Elizabeth- adored by Princess after being born, as it gave her a cub friend to confide in. Elizabeth is the least well known royal to the public, as she is rather shy.

    Kiarah- scared of the twins, but close to Thomas, Princess and Elizabeth. Loved the role of being the youngest (and cutest cub) until Louie was born and took this ole. This has inevitably resulted in intense rivalry between Louie and Kiarah for the attention of their parents.

    Louie- (plastic yellow cub). The youngest Royal. Confides in his older brothers as much as his parents. Attracts national attention. Not shy, prepaid to face the cameras and media. Has not said first word yet (about 3 months old).

    Snarf- (small squirrell) trusted by Thomas as a loyal royal servant. Responsible for organising clerical work and transport for the royals to events.

    As you can tell, I really love these toys and have become very rapped up in the 'storyline' which I created when I was about 13 - it actually has much more detail than what I've posted here! Ive had these toys since I've had these toys since I was 4 years old!

    Will these toys be a part of my life forever?
    Hey Hopeful... many grown-ups have toys too ! This lady has a China Lion and a Plastic Leopard which live on her mantelpiece unless the cleaner moves them. Happy time !!

    https://soundcloud.com/laurasolon/ch...es-2-episode-5
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    (Original post by Trigger)
    That is precious ><
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    (Original post by Oxford-Hopeful)
    Hi, ive had these lions/lionesses for nearly 14 years now! I haven't kept any other 'toys' nor have I told anyone that I still have these let alone play with them! However I've had these for so long that I have come to love them, this is reflected through the fact that some of the names (kovo/mufasa/kiarah) come from The Lion King, a film I used to watch every day when I was in Year 4. Also the name 'Karen' comes from my Year 5 teacher (who I adored) who was called Karen, and has a husband called Thomas.
    It's kind of cute but if you're 18 don't you have schoolwork and assignments?
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    I love that one is called Karen.
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    (Original post by Oxford-Hopeful)
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    Your name is "Oxford hopeful", if you really want to go to Oxford you should be getting involved in activities not playing with silly toys!
    Pick up an instrument or join a team. Do something with your life women!
    Also don't let anyone know you play with lion toys, it is extremely sad and disturbing.


    (Original post by Gjaykay)
    Wouldn't a Lion just eat said pony?

    But seriously, although it is a tad unusual, it's hardly a big problem, the actual issue is that you never go out with your friends. You gotta go start socializing
    Exactly what i was thinking!
    Unless they are a circus lion, like someone has stated before me
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    You're not sad, you're just...different. If it makes you happy you shouldn't care what others think
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    (Original post by bahjat93)
    Your name is "Oxford hopeful", if you really want to go to Oxford you should be getting involved in activities not playing with silly toys!
    Pick up an instrument or join a team. Do something with your life women!
    Also don't let anyone know you play with lion toys, it is extremely sad and disturbing.




    Exactly what i was thinking!
    Unless they are a circus lion, like someone has stated before me
    Even though I still play with these lions, I am on par with the average Oxford Student academically, I got 12A*, 1A at GCSE, 4As at AS and am predicted A*A*A at A2. In a way that is why I am posting this on TSR, as if I told any of my school friends/people who knew me, they would not ​believe me!

    Oh yeah, and if I do get an offer from Oxford, I have to say that they would all be coming with me!
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    (Original post by TattyBoJangles)
    I love that one is called Karen.
    Named after my beloved Year 5 teacher, Karen R***
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    I think it's sweet. It doesn't bother me. Unconventional minds are often the greatest!
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    (Original post by Ilyas)
    I have a baboon teddy named baboon and a frog teddy named froggy and i NEVER went that deep... i just played fights with them, and that was years ago. If the teddies are getting in the way of your day to day life, which it seems it is due to your extemsive storylime and poor social life, i suggest you burn them.

    It would be a step towards maturity.
    You lack imagination! I had over twenty beanie babies and even though their names came with them, they all had distinct personalities and relationships.

    And let's not even start on my old Bratz dolls :ninja:
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    (Original post by Oxford-Hopeful)
    Even though I still play with these lions, I am on par with the average Oxford Student academically, I got 12A*, 1A at GCSE, 4As at AS and am predicted A*A*A at A2. In a way that is why I am posting this on TSR, as if I told any of my school friends/people who knew me, they would not ​believe me!

    Oh yeah, and if I do get an offer from Oxford, I have to say that they would all be coming with me!
    I don't really know what to say .
    I guess there are going to be some weird people attending Oxford next year
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    It's a bit unusual TBH but as long as you're not talking about it to people who are likely to judge you for it I can't see a major issue. As others have said, if you want to continue doing this it might be a good idea to write your stories down. You've clearly got a good imagination & your characters/ stories sound like they could work well as a book for kids. I think the bigger concern is not having any sort of social life. Obviously it's your choice but doesn't it bother you to think what you might be missing out on?
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    (Original post by pandabird)
    You lack imagination! I had over twenty beanie babies and even though their names came with them, they all had distinct personalities and relationships.

    And let's not even start on my old Bratz dolls :ninja:
    Well... Baboon was a heartless killing machine who always struck first from within the shadows!!! He does what he is assigned to accomplish, personality he needs not!
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    (Original post by Ilyas)
    Well... Baboon was a heartless killing machine who always struck first from within the shadows!!! He does what he is assigned to accomplish, personality he needs not!
    And what did Froggy do about this!?
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    Does Mufasa's brother eventually turn rogue and kill him?
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    (Original post by pandabird)
    You lack imagination! I had over twenty beanie babies and even though their names came with them, they all had distinct personalities and relationships.

    And let's not even start on my old Bratz dolls :ninja:
    I knew the names of all 50+ of my animal toys.

    I'm getting all nostalgic now
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    (Original post by pandabird)
    And what did Froggy do about this!?
    I'm afraid i cannot disclose any information regarding... Froggy *gulps*, it's for your own safety.
 
 
 
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