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Offline stacyrenee

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I'm a nostalgic child of the 80s, and.... I ONLY WANTED ONE
« on: September 06, 2019, 06:58:30 AM »
    (I have no idea what, or how much people typically like to know and/or read.  I'm absolutely into networking in general (Pony friends that I don't feel silly with! I also think it would be incredible to see some familiar faces at conventions.), along with similar non-Pony related interests, some of which listed -- much, much -- later in the post. (I'm kind of a shut-in.)

    Clearly, before I begin, you can see I'm very long-winded. :lookround: :facepalm: (I think it's the social isolation.)  J.K. Rowling and I often compete to see whom can write the least-lengthy short story. (ha)  So while based on everything I said above I'm going to include most of what was included in the suggested/recommended example post, I'll post what -- understandably -- is of most interest first. ;)
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    Hi.  I'm Stacy, and I have a problem spending too much time searching for, and collecting, G1 My Little Ponies.

    The Details of My Collection
    • I've been (officially) collecting G1 Ponies for exactly 3 weeks -- since August 17.
    • As a child of the 80s, whom allowed (wanted) my parents (that gave, or granted most requests, of their child -- this was beyond damaging -- until said child moved across the country at 19) to begin selling off any and all unwanted items as soon as I outgrew, or no longer wanted them.  Therefore, by the time I hit my 20s I was left with some Barbies, board games, Cricket, Teddy Ruskin and friends, American Girls, Beanie Babies, Muffy Vanderbilt, and some Magic Nursery Dolls.  Ok... 98%, I couldn't care less, and 98% of what I wish I had?  Gone.

      So, I set out on a mission to slowly collect one of some of the things I cared about the most:  a Pound Kitty, my favorite Popple, Bear, etc.  Of course this lead me down an incredible rabbit hole where I only found more and more: Purr-Tender! Keypers! You get the idea....

      I'm a big fan of Blind Boxes (aside from being fun, I'm longtime Hello Kitty collector -- especially vintage), so when they released the Blind Boxes of the G1 Ponies, obviously I had to get one.  I thought this would satiate my need for an "original" Pony.  And it did... for awhile.

      In August I found my holy grail, childhood Popple (Puffball) in amazing condition -- an earlier find of the small one left me thinking this would satisfy me (trying to conserve space)... nope!) -- and for an unbeatable price.  Perusing her auctions (bad habit), I almost fell out of her chair at the sight of the most incredible sight*: Tex:inlove:  A little searching between consignment shops told me this was meant to be based on condition, price, having all accessories, and most importantly being the single most perfect Pony for me as Texas became such an unexpectedly huge, unexplainably-magical piece of my heart four years ago.  Mission complete!(?)

      *Of note, my recollection from childhood consists of Bouquet, Sea Horsies, Flutter Ponies, and a plush.
    • But then.  But then.  Though it was a hard pill to swallow, I say the following not seeking sympathy -- it was the last of several events that made me feel as thought maybe we weren't meant to go -- but because it's relevant falling down this dark hole.  Three weeks ago, only five hours before jetting off on a long-overdue (and much, much needed) vacation we were forced to cancel (for the second, and final, time).   Obviously it was beyond disappointing, but we were just thankful it wasn't for a family emergency.

      pout. pout. pout.  (i'm sorry, this has become absolutely ridiculous)  I needed out. of. this. house., and suddenly remembered a huge flea market a friend had taken me to several years ago; as it's only open Fridays and about an hour away, I thought it a perfect time to take my husband; we could look for some records, Hello Kitty, 80s toys, etc.  I walked away with a record. One record.  We Googled, found a "vintage collectibles" story 30 minutes away, and... so began the addiction.

      Buzzer!  Sea Shimmer with floatie!  ....Um, only the two types I wanted most.  Addicted. Two more stops that day nabbed me 8 more Ponies.
    • One day, 8 Ponies.
      Exactly three weeks later... 26.

      HALP.  (I learned of this forum a week ago.  I swore I wasn't going to join.  Whoops.)
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    Whew.

    *tap* *tap*

    Cliffnotes (for real.)
    • 36, for a few more months
    • I'm displaced in southwestern PA
    • I’m a full-time bird momma to five feathered toddlers. My parents signed me up for life 22 years when I was 14; thankfully for everyone, exotic birds became my passion.  :heart:
    • I am extremely passionate about parrot rescue and promoting advocacy.
    • I was in an accelerated BA/MS program for Counseling Psychology (3 years BA, 2 years MS)
    • With one semester left of graduate school left, I discovered that despite LOVING psychology and my clients, I had just accidentally stumbled upon my second-ever passion:  wedding photography.  Thus, 12 years ago I became a self-taught photographer.**

    **however, that is (and is in an) incredibly messy, and confusing (state).  It's a very, very long story that I don't mind talking about, but if you think this is long... well, that's a topic for a J.K. Rowling competition.  ;)
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     :blink: :shocked: :blush: If you stuck in there... holy cow. WOW!  How?!  I commend you.  Also, apparently you are my long-lost twin, and I'm happy to feel a little less ridiculous.[/list]
    « Last Edit: September 06, 2019, 09:12:09 AM by stacyrenee »
    I like to think that I'm a pretty easy girl to make happy.  Just give me some G1 Ponies or vintage Chanel, and I'm good to go! :shrug:

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    Re: I'm a nostalgic child of the 80s, and.... I ONLY WANTED ONE
    « Reply #1 on: September 06, 2019, 08:18:45 PM »
    Hello and welcome to the arena!
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    Re: I'm a nostalgic child of the 80s, and.... I ONLY WANTED ONE
    « Reply #2 on: September 06, 2019, 08:22:19 PM »
    Welcome, I hope you can find all your ponies-  ebay is what sucked me in so long ago!

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    Re: I'm a nostalgic child of the 80s, and.... I ONLY WANTED ONE
    « Reply #3 on: September 11, 2019, 07:45:40 AM »
    haha you have come over to the dark side, soon you will have a hundred ponies and be wondering how it is plastic toys can breed as they do?!?!

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    Re: I'm a nostalgic child of the 80s, and.... I ONLY WANTED ONE
    « Reply #4 on: September 11, 2019, 11:52:06 AM »
    And how to put up shelves...
    :heart: ISO G1 Daffodil, Cha Cha, Baby Lucky Leaf, Baby Candy, Red Roses...G3 Daffodil, Flower Wishes and Candy Cane, Baby Northern Lights...Tirek's pointy forky staff-thing from Canterlot Castle playset :heart: Pony Page :heart: Wish List :heart:
    :green: Formerly known as 'Artemesia Floc' Thank you to Kiwi for chaging this for me!  :green:

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    Re: I'm a nostalgic child of the 80s, and.... I ONLY WANTED ONE
    « Reply #5 on: September 14, 2019, 01:19:58 AM »
    Welcome to the arena! :) You will enjoy it here!

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    Re: I'm a nostalgic child of the 80s, and.... I ONLY WANTED ONE
    « Reply #6 on: September 14, 2019, 10:25:06 PM »
    Hi and welcome to the Arena!
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