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    (Original post by Octohedral)
    90% of teenagers will pretend to find it weird, 10% will say do what you want, and 50% wish they were still at the age where the sitting room floor was made of lava.
    My living room floor is made of lava.
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    (Original post by ChocoCoatedLemons)
    My living room floor is made of lava.
    Oh jeez, I used to have nightmares about this (although it was a fun game).

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    Oh jeez, I used to have nightmares about this (although it was a fun game).

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    My friends and I will still occasionally yell it at social events.
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    (Original post by Octohedral)
    90% of teenagers will pretend to find it weird, 10% will say do what you want, and 50% wish they were still at the age where the sitting room floor was made of lava.

    Personally I think it's cute, but there are two equally valid schools of thought;

    1. Be yourself completely and see where it takes you. You will be happy, and people will come to respect you for it.
    2. You have to make some allowances for the prejudices of the outside world, because you will be judged.

    I think the most important thing is to be aware of other peoples' feelings. Bringing, say, a boyfriend home and telling him about your lions is fine (assuming you know him quite well already) as long as he sounds interested or finds it cute. As soon as you sense he's getting irritated or weirded out, stop talking about the lions.

    Until then, have fun
    Not even joking, last year me and my flatmates decided to play the lava game in halls It was the best day of procrastinating EVER.

    OP, never call yourself sad. Everybody has their own thing that might usually be seen as a little odd to others. The lions were obviously a form of comfort to you during childhood, and now they are being used as an escape from the hassle of daily life. You're not weird, and thinking you are is clearly just gonna make you feel even worse and perpetuate actual odd behaviour. As long as these lions aren't interfering with your life, what does it matter? You just need to get out and socialise more

    It sounds like you have a really vivid imagination too, maybe try and plug this energy into other creative forms? *cough* writer *cough*
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    Can I come and play this game with you haha? This sounds like me in my childhood

    My life used to revolve around TY beanies. I had 100+, they all had social circles and best friends. They all had marriages and a story behind that marriage. There was even a class system with poor beanies and rich beanies and I recorded how much money they all had in their bank accounts. Cheezer was my richest beanie and he lived in the animal hospital mansion (he was a doctor) They had a currency known as Buckles which was like a horseshoe with rabbit ears. I had a beanie girl group too, and a royal family along with the royal counsel. Beanie market day was held every Saturday, but they had to take the train down the stairs to get there and there was always an evil beanie that would turn up and try and kill someone, but Midnight and Tiger always saved the day ;DDD I miss playing with my beanies!!! I stopped when I started senior school It's lame how much you have to grow up as soon as your start senior school I still have all my beanies though and will never get rid of them.

    Maybe take up a new hobby or something, like a sport or an instrument. I always said I would never grow out of my teddies, but trust me chances are eventually you will. I was a shy, socially awkward creature too. you just have to force yourself to go and speak to people and it will get easier! And it doesn't matter if you don't grow out of it as long as it doesn't hinder daily life and stop you doing other stuff. Never think of yourself as sad just because society deems it so. Everyone is weird in their own way

    Society will find it weird but tbh who cares, do what you want. DO go and socialize though, you need friends too. I wouldn't advise bringing this up in public, but if you feel comfortable doing so then by all means do and screw the people who laugh at you for it DD
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    (Original post by PythianLegume)
    You're 18, if you want to make up stories then write a novel rather than fantasising about your soft toys.
    i second this, i suggest you write stories instead, that's kind of what i did when i upgraded from playing with pens and pretending they were people just like your lions, except we didn't have many if any actual toys at home so we used stationery. now i either just write or sit/lie/stand and imagine things in my mind or the only really weird thing i do is sort of talk to myself as if i were in a movie or tv show and just act out a scene, it's pretty weird but *shrugs*.

    but tbh if it makes you happy; i don't understand how you've kept the same storyline though, i always get bored and switch things up, if you can keep the same characters and stories for years you can most certainly write a novel and finish it like everyone else said, you should try and meet with your friends out of school, i see my friends out of school only occasionally but i don't exactly feel like crap if i don't, school is pretty regular enough, it's only when it comes down to holidays that you should really be working on meeting up.
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    (Original post by ChocoCoatedLemons)
    My friends and I will still occasionally yell it at social events.
    I have a lot of respect for you!
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    I have a lot of respect for you!
    Always appreciated.
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    I'm so glad about the massive amount of support on this thread for people's inner child.

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    I knew the names of all 50+ of my animal toys.

    I'm getting all nostalgic now
    I still do.
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    Does Mufasa's brother eventually turn rogue and kill him?
    Yes. Kovo has killed Mufasa after a dispute following the Man Utd - Chelsea match. Kovo supports Man Utd, and believes that Mouninho should be the manager of Man Utd, not Chelsea, therefore vented his anger out on his twin brother and rival Mufasa (a Chelsea fan). Kovo pushed Mufasa to the edge of the upper tier of Old Trafford (they were in their Level 7 VIP executive box), leaving Mufasa hanging off the edge of the stand. Kovo then subsequently grabbed the paw of Mufasa and threw him off of the stand after Mufasa declared that Wayne Rooney will be going to Chelsea, killing Mufasa. Kovo was later arrested for the murder of his brother and given a life sentence with a minimum of 40 years, which he will serve in Wormwood Scrubs. Following the unexpected absence of her older brothers, Princess now is first in line for the throne.
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    Honestly, I actually think this is really cute. I'm twenty, and still have a myriad of soft toys! I don't give them as much back story as you do, but I still cuddle one at night in bed, and feel bad if I leave one out... having said that, my social life is actually decent, so I don't use them as friends, as such...

    Really though, if they make you happy, and you don't want to change anything, then don't They're your toys, and it's natural to have such a strong emotional attachment.

    Maybe you could pour your energy with the story into a book? You could create an awesome children's story out of all of this!
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