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'My Family Thinks I'm Crazy': Swedish My Little Pony Fan
The Local ^ | 7 Oct 12

Posted on 10/07/2012 10:02:38 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Hundreds of My Little Pony fans, including a Swedish toy store worker, gathered for a special convention at a hotel in Long Eaton, UK over the weekend.

"It's my first pony convention. I collected them when I was younger but when I was 10 I stopped," Swede Rebecca Lindahl, 21, told British local paper the Nottingham Post.

Lindahl attended the two-day event, called UK PonyCon 2012, together with a friend from Sweden.

Lindahl said she started collecting My Little Pony toys again this year because she "wanted a new hobby."

"I had 20 ponies from my childhood and, after just a year of collecting, I have about 150 now," she told the paper.

"I've spent a couple of hundred pounds in the last year, but it's worth it. It's my money to spend."

"My friends think I’m crazy anyway and my family love it."

At the convention, women in their twenties to forties talked about their love for toy ponies, reports the Nottingham Post.

Many were dressed in My Little Pony t-shirts or fancy-dress outfits. Some wore brightly coloured wigs.

The conference also included a series of specialist talks, screenings and an extensive display of tens of thousands of the collectable toys.

Dozens of male fans, who proudly call themselves Bronies, raved about the My Little Pony series at the convention.

My Little Pony was first launched in 1983 by toy maker Hasbro, and has been relaunched several times since, inspiring an animated feature-length film and three TV cartoon series.


TOPICS: Hobbies; TV/Movies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: brony

1 posted on 10/07/2012 10:02:49 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Her family would be correct.

Doesn't mean she shouldn't spend her money the way she wants to. I know a guy that collects postage stamps.

/johnny

2 posted on 10/07/2012 10:09:31 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: nickcarraway

People need to grow up. Infantile.


3 posted on 10/07/2012 10:17:29 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: nickcarraway
Are you sure that's not an Obama rally?
4 posted on 10/07/2012 10:22:53 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: nickcarraway

That’s okay. The rest of the world thinks so too.


5 posted on 10/07/2012 10:52:17 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Cowboy Bob

Far as I know, most if not all the pony fans are also Obama fans.

The dems seem to have a thing for ponies. And skittles.


6 posted on 10/07/2012 10:54:39 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Hardraade

One of the girls in an earlier article was on Free Republic.


7 posted on 10/07/2012 10:59:42 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: ponygirl

This is her way of growing up. She spends her own money on the hobby rather than her parents’ money. She’s having a good time.

As a professional square dance caller one might see me as playing “ring around the rosie” when I tell the dancers to circle left. I see it as preserving and promoting a great American folk activity.


8 posted on 10/07/2012 11:06:19 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: nickcarraway; Kartographer; Travis McGee

Crazy is okay these days I guess.

Imagine these people after the SHTF. These people will probably be the first to go I bet.


9 posted on 10/07/2012 11:10:54 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: jimfree

Oh, but the pony folks *are* grown up. These are not kids we’re talking about.


10 posted on 10/07/2012 11:14:42 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Hardraade

A story from the “Brony” wars. . .

My oldest daughter is in college, and was wearing an anime T-shirt (Neon Genesis: Evangelion, to be exact. . ). An obnoxious “Brony” boy was berating her for her “bad choice” of entertainment.

He then started eating some Skittles. She floored him (and forced him to spit them out. . .) by saying:

“You **KNOW** where Skittles come from, right ?? They’re Unicorn Poop. . .”

And everyone else in earshot was ROFLing. . .


11 posted on 10/07/2012 11:15:39 PM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: nickcarraway

My Little Pony has apparently grown up to my little neurosis.


12 posted on 10/07/2012 11:26:19 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: ponygirl

It’s OK if you’re a girl or a woman ‘cause it’s a girl thing,as long as you don’t go crazy. I like Barbie dolls,especially the ones in the fancy dresses that are released for the holidays.

As far as the guys are concerned,no.


13 posted on 10/07/2012 11:47:38 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Keep on keepin' on. And that ain't no jive. Stuck in the Seventies and loving it! 1976,baby!)
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To: WKUHilltopper

“My Little Pony has apparently grown up to my little neurosis.”

My daughter in college told me about the “My Little Pony” phenomenon and how it was quite the rage with a cult following, and encouraged me to watch it. I don’t think I made it past 5 minutes. Propaganda, brainwashing, social engineering, sublims...sheesh!


14 posted on 10/08/2012 12:24:53 AM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth)
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To: GeronL

She’s CFS. Cannibal Food Supply.

AKA

MREs: Morons Ready to Eat.


15 posted on 10/08/2012 4:19:13 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: nickcarraway
They might be a little weird, but they're nothing compared with Hello Kitty fans.


16 posted on 10/08/2012 4:29:00 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Hardraade
Oh, but the pony folks *are* grown up. These are not kids we’re talking about.

Back in the 50's and 60's I used to collect baseball cards. Fortunately I finally outgrew that childish hobby and threw them away.........

17 posted on 10/08/2012 4:36:43 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Jab him with a harpoon.....)
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To: nickcarraway

There is no one in that picture that has any chance of “getting lucky” that night. Just sayin’.


18 posted on 10/08/2012 6:16:17 AM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: Constitution Day

Dude, check out the dream house at 16.


19 posted on 10/08/2012 6:22:18 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: nickcarraway
What's the big deal? I'm a fan of my little pony, too...


20 posted on 10/08/2012 6:26:23 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: nickcarraway; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
The scary thing is, sometimes they vote!


21 posted on 10/08/2012 7:49:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Fresh Wind

I can imagine what its like when you enter tha home

My wifes sister spent a ton getting most if not all

Beany Babies thinking it was a great investment for

her grandkids


22 posted on 10/08/2012 7:50:00 AM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Headline quote is a lie.

From the article:

"My friends think I’m crazy anyway and my family love it."

23 posted on 10/08/2012 7:50:57 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Harold Shea

And the Clinton Administration did their part to keep the price of Beanie Babies inflated. They prohibited travelers from Asia from bringing more than 2 of any doll into the country.

That was what Clinton treated as a “national security” issue. For Obama, it is bootleg recordings of music, video, and porn.


24 posted on 10/08/2012 7:53:47 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Harold Shea

http://www.nytimes.com/1998/07/11/us/official-chagrined-by-beanie-babies.html

“But the United States Customs Service, acting upon a request from the Beanie Baby manufacturer, Ty Inc., has placed a limit of one Beanie Baby per family for people re-entering the United States.”


25 posted on 10/08/2012 7:57:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Harold Shea

My husband had a co-worker who was wild about beanie babies. I wasn’t made aware of how crazy she was about it until about five hours after I had given birth to our daughter. The co-worker came to my room to visit (she and my husband were both Navy CORPSmen at Balboa Naval Hospital at the time), and I got a run down on everything beanie baby...All I remember thinking was, I was exhausted and starving, and where the heck was my husband. This girl had no clue. So when I see beanie babies now, I get very angry. ;o)


26 posted on 10/08/2012 8:00:59 AM PDT by Mrs.Liberty (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot.)
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To: Harold Shea

Yeah, I know several people who did the same thing, spending obscene amounts of money on those dumb little Chinese beanbags.

Not long ago, I saw a “price guide” for Beanies that was published at the peak of the craze. It had projections for what their value would be in 10 or 15 years, and there were very few that were projected to be worth less than $100, and there were many in the thousands.

Today you can’t even get the $5 that they originally cost.


27 posted on 10/08/2012 9:05:50 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: nickcarraway

28 posted on 10/08/2012 9:12:41 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Mrs.Liberty

I hear you.When I got drug along to go visit them I dreaded hearing

all those stories and hearing all about the Babies she got since the

last visit.

The attic is now packed with these worthless toys

I learned long ago not to bring up the subject.


29 posted on 10/08/2012 10:19:10 AM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: Fresh Wind

I’ve bought a few “Hello Kitty” items simply for mockery.


30 posted on 10/08/2012 10:42:35 AM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth)
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To: Travis McGee

lol


31 posted on 10/08/2012 10:58:00 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: a fool in paradise

I saw that. Not written well. Maybe her family love the fact her friends thinks she’s crazy?


32 posted on 10/08/2012 12:16:52 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. corintians


33 posted on 10/08/2012 12:31:45 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

How many Barbies do you have?


34 posted on 10/08/2012 12:35:23 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Only a few. I also have a few G.I.Joes.

A Ranger,a Marine,two WWII soldiers,JFK in his Navy uniform.

My main obsession is the Tampa Bay Lightning and I am PISSED that there might not be a season.


35 posted on 10/08/2012 1:07:28 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Keep on keepin' on. And that ain't no jive. Stuck in the Seventies and loving it! 1976,baby!)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Why is collecting baseball cards childish?


36 posted on 10/08/2012 1:09:31 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Keep on keepin' on. And that ain't no jive. Stuck in the Seventies and loving it! 1976,baby!)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
Ah, the only team that had a real-life Barbie doll.



Hockey in Florida. Do you think they have Jai Alai in Siberia?

37 posted on 10/08/2012 1:15:57 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I doubt they have Jai Alai in Siberia,LOL.

That’s a brutal game,BTW.

You’d be surprised by the large number of hockey fans here in Florida,and it’s not just the Canadians who live down here part-time.


38 posted on 10/08/2012 2:18:58 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Keep on keepin' on. And that ain't no jive. Stuck in the Seventies and loving it! 1976,baby!)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Do they have a Manon Rhéaume Barbie?


39 posted on 10/08/2012 2:25:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
Why is collecting baseball cards childish?

Do I really have to respond to your question?

Sorry bro, I have a general belief that most people would recognize humor and sarcasm when it is posted. I guess I'm wrong........

It was sarcasm, it was humor, it was both..

Fer cryin out loud, I didn't mean to offend anyone, especially you. Enjoy your Beenie Babies, your Barbie Dolls and especially your baseball cards that I threw away and hopefully you found and do with them what you want......SHEESH!

40 posted on 10/08/2012 2:59:29 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Jab him with a harpoon.....)
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To: nickcarraway

That would be cool if they did.


41 posted on 10/08/2012 7:55:25 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Keep on keepin' on. And that ain't no jive. Stuck in the Seventies and loving it! 1976,baby!)
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To: Hot Tabasco

1) I am a “Sis”,not a “Bro”.

2) Calm your nerves.

Ay,yi,yi! And people tell ME I’m high-strung and easily upset.


42 posted on 10/08/2012 7:59:45 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Keep on keepin' on. And that ain't no jive. Stuck in the Seventies and loving it! 1976,baby!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
LOL!! That is just too much.

I wonder if they have the famous "Hello Kitty" AR-15 for home defense. :)


43 posted on 10/09/2012 6:40:57 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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