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    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?
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    Unbelievable...
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    I ma not going to lie, at 18 this is really odd.
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    (Original post by TitanicTeutonicPhil)
    Unbelievable...
    Well obviously this is not real! Its alla fragment of my imagination which I have come to abide by.
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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?
    I smell a troll.

    However, if not then no, I don't think it's wrong.
    Who are society to tell YOU, you can't play with toy lions?

    **** society, toy Lions FTW!
    Vive la Revolution!
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    Interesting, I thought people grew out of these kind of things eventually, but you can keep it secret if you somewhat enjoy these activities and story line made with these lions, but I'd really try to avoid bringing it up in conversation.

    The way you've created persona's for each lion is really...really weird
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    (Original post by Robbie242)
    Interesting, I thought people grew out of these kind of things eventually, but you can keep it secret if you somewhat enjoy these activities and story line made with these lions, but I'd really try to avoid bringing it up in conversation.

    The way you've created persona's for each lion is really...really weird
    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.
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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.
    Honestly, if outside this world your fine interacting with other human beings, keep this in your life then, if society says its sad so what, just enjoy your own activities with your lions/lionesses, just don't bring it up in conversation otherwise its just awkward. But its still kinda interesting how you've had them since you were a child but they're still part of your life, keep doing whatever your doing if you enjoy it, just don't publicise it (other than tsr)
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    (Original post by Oxford-Hopeful)


    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.
    ?
    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
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    Now I've heard everything...
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    The mane thing is I think you're lion.
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    i wish i had friends as lions,theyd be so usefull
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    You're 18, if you want to make up stories then write a novel rather than fantasising about your soft toys.
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    (Original post by Robbie242)
    The way you've created persona's for each lion is really...really weird
    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.
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    (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
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    Best troll post ever.

    I actually enjoyed it.
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    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
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    Without meaning to throw labels around, have you perhaps been diagnosed with Aspergers? My sister is 16 and she has many toys that have personalities and plays with them, sometimes even films little scenes out on her mobile. Of course, she never tells any of her friends this except me. She has aspergers and whilst she finds it difficult to socialise outside of college (unless it is online, be it in games or chatrooms or social networking sites), she is incredibly creative when it comes to giving inanimate objects (or in this case, toys) a personality and 'storyline', like you have described.

    I wouldn't worry - it's not sad at all. What would be sad if you felt pressured by society to give up something you obviously take pride and joy in, just because it's not considered 'the norm'.
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    Imagination is such an awesome gift. i wish everyone used it...

    srsly though, writing a book is probably the best idea
 
 
 
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