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Off Topic / Re: What's your weather like?
« on: Yesterday at 10:32:06 AM »
Make your mind up, weather!!!

I could say the same - it's snowing again!  :cold:

Introductions / Re: Hey everyone!
« on: April 19, 2024, 06:36:38 AM »
Welcome to the Arena! :good:  300 ponies is a sizeable collection! Do you have a favourite pony? G3 ponies have some very appealing colour combos, and some of my favourites are ponies with "cascading" symbols or gradients down their legs.

Off Topic / Re: I Need Some Personal Opinions for My Pony Collection
« on: April 19, 2024, 01:40:17 AM »
I think some sort of an inventory or checklist is a good idea for someone actively collecting - but which format to choose depends on your needs. I'm very much a notebook person, but I've always kept lists of my collection on my computer (Word or Excel files). I'm not very good at remembering backups, though, and have lost my files previously... It's not fun to start listing them again from scratch! ^^; Something like Google docs/sheets would probably be a better idea. But because I'm not a very active collector, and I rarely sell anything, a notebook might actually work very well for my needs. Thanks for the idea!  :P

Here are some features of each format that I can think of:

Electric (files offline or in cloud)
- Easy to edit, you will never run out of space
- Easily copy & paste to create wishlists
- Excel and similar spreadsheet options: you can have a 'book' with separate sheets for different collections (e.g. by generation, accessories, merch...) and can include information in columns --> easy to sort (let's say you include the date of acquisition in one column, so you can sort by this column and instantly know how many ponies you added to your collection this year, for example).
-  If you don't want to track any other information about your items except list what you have, a regular text file should work just fine (you can create headings for different sections for easy navigation).
- Backups needed if working offline --> need to develop a system to make sure info is up to date

Notebook (paper)
- Requires a system of organisation to easily find information --> I suggest adopting some of the bullet journal type methods, e.g. using page numbers and a table of contents / index
- Two different notebooks for ponies and merch?
- Perhaps not ideal for someone whose collection frequently changes (lots of purchases and sales) but would work for a less active collector or someone like me who mainly adds to their collection, slowly
- If you want to ensure you won't run out of space, maybe a checklist type of solution --> list all the ponies in the set and mark the ones you have (writing them all down is a lot of work, though!)
- Could also look into a folder or some other solution where you can add pages and move them around

I suppose the ultimate question to ask yourself is: What do I need to know about my collection? When and how do I need to access my lists?
For me, the main purpose of making lists is to a) avoid accidentally buying doubles, b) getting the satisfaction of seeing sets completed. :D The last time I started over, I also began to include information such as where I got the pony from and how much I paid for it - the latter so that it would be easier to see how prices fluctuate over the years. But now I've switched laptops again and I'm not sure if I have a copy of my spreadsheet anymore...

Great finds, congrats! :lovey:

Pony Corral / Re: GAME: Pony 20 Questions!
« on: April 15, 2024, 01:29:50 AM »
Does your pony have wings?

Pony Corral / Re: Who wore it best?
« on: April 12, 2024, 11:51:22 PM »
Both are cute but my choice is Buttons :)

Off Topic / Re: What TV show are you watching?
« on: April 12, 2024, 04:38:30 AM »
I mostly just watch Netflix these days. For a few years now I've been enjoying a lot of Asian dramas. I like to obsess over stuff so I often just watch one show at a time, even binge, although I sometimes have something like lifestyle shows that I may watch on the side - Queer Eye for example is one that I always check out the instant a new season comes out.

At the moment I'm watching The Rational Life (a Chinese drama). I recently watched and very much enjoyed a Korean drama Reply 1988 - the episodes are really long even by K-drama standards (sometimes over 90 mins) and it took me a few episodes to warm up to the show and its silly humour but after that I was hooked. Sometimes I just watch half an episode, especially as I know there's going to be a cliff hanger at the end and I need my sleep. :P

Pony Corral / Re: GAME: Pony 20 Questions!
« on: April 12, 2024, 04:10:26 AM »
Is your pony G1?

Introductions / Re: Salutations!
« on: April 10, 2024, 08:08:37 AM »
Welcome to the Arena! :good:

I'm a bit older than you, G2 came out around the time I was starting to grow out of toys. I had one G2 pony and for a while I played with my little sister and her friends who had more of them. When I started collecting, I didn't really appreciate G2 but over the years I've started to warm up to them again, slowly. :D

Off Topic / Re: Whatcha Got Cookin?
« on: April 06, 2024, 01:05:49 PM »
I had two friends over for a combined game and cooking night (well, it was an all-day thing actually), we had planned for Asian cuisines but in the end it turned into a Korean dinner with tteokbokki, dumplings, rice and some side dishes. We had plenty of leftovers for everyone, too. No need to cook tomorrow. :D 

This is so sweet! Good luck with the meet, I hope you all have an amazing time!

Introductions / Re: Hello!
« on: April 03, 2024, 01:48:20 AM »
Herzlich willkommen!  :happy:

Best of luck with your restoration projects, I'm sure you'll find lots of good tips and tricks here.

Introductions / Re: Hello everyone!
« on: March 27, 2024, 09:55:21 AM »
Welcome to the Arena! And don't worry, MLP is for everyone :hug:

It would be great to see some before and after pics if you decide to restore your ponies! Best of luck, and have fun browsing the forum.  :)

Introductions / Re: Hello! I'm new!
« on: March 27, 2024, 09:52:05 AM »
Welcome to the Arena! I'd love to see some of your artworks :art:

What's your favourite blind bag pony? Or favourite pose, if picking a fav character is too difficult :D

Arts & Crafts Corral / Re: A few cards by H.o.M
« on: March 27, 2024, 07:42:46 AM »
Aww those mice are adorable! Fabulous work,and I agree with BC, the background is fine. ^.^

The others are cute too, Boysenberry Pie with her bunny friend are ready to hunt some Easter eggs! And the cats' faces are priceless, Hector looks exactly like my Toffee would if I attempted to put him in any kind of costume, lol.

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