-Written by Boardgamebrony-
Today I was struck with an idea: What if the houses people built are actually physical examples of how their mind is organized?
I’m sure many of us here have ponies on the brain 24/7. I’d imagine if this was represented by a house, these ponies would wonder into pretty much every room.
There’s the Living Room, where we share with others and invite people into our lives. Living Rooms often have places to show off as well, with trophy cases and photos. What is in your Living Room is what you want people to see.
There’s the Kitchen, where we make things for others and for ourselves. It’s a public place too and the source of many gatherings of comfort for ourselves, family and friends. The kitchen is a place of the house where you bring someone you trust a little more than when they’re in the Living Room.
The Bathroom is usually private and a place for us to refresh ourselves, prepare ourselves to present to the world and for solace sometimes when every other room is crowded.
The Bedroom is a special place and usually only the most trusted of people get to enter here. It can be a place of rest, study, or intimacy. It’s a versatile room, and often the deepest into the house.
The Closet is where you keep things you aren’t ready for yet. Your storage of things you don’t have time for, but consider valuable nonetheless. Only you are allowed to pull from your closet when you’re ready.
And then there’s the Attic, Basement or Storage Room. You put stuff in here you don’t want others to see. Maybe things you’re afraid of showing others. Maybe things you’re afraid to show yourself.
So here’s the question for those of you wonderful enough to have read through the description of the entire house: Where do you place your love of ponies in this house? What's the symbolic meaning of where you place the ponies in your mental house?
(Golden Oak Library, before its explosion caused the rustling of one million jimmies to cry out, and become suddenly silenced.) (by DaAfroMan)
I’ll give you an example using me. Also Vinyl Scratch. She represents how I feel about ponies in different parts of my life, or house:
“This is your house, huh?”
“Yeah. It’s got quite a few rooms. A little messy, but it has everything I need.”
“The Living Room’s really nice!”
“I really do try to impress people who come over.”
“This Kitchen table doesn’t look like it’s used too often.”
“People who visit don’t stay long.”
*Vinyl goes into the Bathroom. Sees a dingy mirror.*
“Can’t see yourself too well in that,”
“I use the mirror in the bedroom more often.”
“Can I see it?”
“No one goes in the bedroom but me. Here, I’ll make you something from the Kitchen…”
Extra: Here are some other rooms you can apply symbolism to when constructing your mental house.