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Imaginary world in your head? EpicThunderCat! ; 1 child; Oregon 9400 posts
8th Nov '12

Ok the title sounds weird or probably crazy but I am curious... Do you ever imagine things in your head before bed?
Specifically self-inserted stories. Like, with a story line of your own or perhaps inserting yourself into a movie you watched recently, book you have read ect... Do you have a specific character that represents you or are you yourself?



I have quite a few friends that do this but apparently it is not something that is talked about often... Do you imagine or I guess even(as stupid as it sounds) "play pretend" in your head at night? Weird subject I know.



:] Just wondering how common this is! Post your experience if you feel up to it.

user banned 2 kids; Washington 17453 posts
8th Nov '12

YES. Every night. It helps jump start my dreams.

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
8th Nov '12

If I don't make up something in my head then I think about real life all night.



I live out fantasies depending I'm my mood. mist times I imagine a perfect life and family until I drift off. I just play a movie in my head of what I want my life to be. I don't acts out movies or books, just my own fantasies. They are like day dreams.

Kaibutsu 1 child; Virginia 3525 posts
8th Nov '12

Absolutely, its the only way I can go to sleep. :) Usually its people loving up on each other, lol. I imagine how I wish things were sometimes because its peaceful and helps me go to sleep, I can't sleep if my mind is blank.

EpicThunderCat! ; 1 child; Oregon 9400 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting momma melissa85:" If I don't make up something in my head then I think about real life all night. I live out fantasies ... [snip!] ... in my head of what I want my life to be. I don't acts out movies or books, just my own fantasies. They are like day dreams."


So awesome. I have heard a verity of different examples of this.
Yours being one of them. I have a friend that acts out himself in Star Wars movies and another who imagines herself as someone in the Victorian era and another who just daydreams as well. I usually implant myself into movies or games or things that I am into at the time.(myself being the main character of my comic book). I am always someone else, never myself. If that makes sense XD
I was always really embarrassed by this but I feel a lot more comfortable now. It is how I get all the ideas for my comic book I am creating. Ha.

Squid Kid Unavailable, NA, United States 32450 posts
8th Nov '12

This is why I play fantasy games ;)

EpicThunderCat! ; 1 child; Oregon 9400 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting Squid Kid:" This is why I play fantasy games ;)"



Since talking more and more about this... I have kinda been wanting to try DnD with some of my nerd friends lol. I don't know if I am brave enough yet though. I think I would get embarrassed XD

EpicThunderCat! ; 1 child; Oregon 9400 posts
8th Nov '12

I am really fascinated by this for some reason. Seriously guys.
I thought I was crazy lol.

Squid Kid Unavailable, NA, United States 32450 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting EpicThunderCat!:" Since talking more and more about this... I have kinda been wanting to try DnD with some of my nerd friends lol. I don't know if I am brave enough yet though. I think I would get embarrassed XD"

Start out with something like Rift, World of Warcraft, Everquest 2 or something

EpicThunderCat! ; 1 child; Oregon 9400 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting Squid Kid:" Start out with something like Rift, World of Warcraft, Everquest 2 or something"


Oh I play Guild Wars 2 :D
I love video games so much, especially the ones where you can make your character all pretty. I especially really love the whole idea of adults not losing that bit of creativity that fallows them into adult hood. Makes me happy. :]

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
8th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting EpicThunderCat!:</b>" So awesome. I have heard a verity of different examples of this. Yours being one of them. I have a ... [snip!] ... embarrassed by this but I feel a lot more comfortable now. It is how I get all the ideas for my comic book I am creating. Ha."</blockquote>




Lol why.be embarrassed? I guess I am unimaginative bc those would be cool things to think about. I.never though of doing that. I am just imagining finding a good guy, sometimes the sex, sometimes he dating, sometimes relationship or marriage, sometimes just being a happy family. Occasional I dream of being a rich person traveling the works or imagine being what I wanted to be as a child.

Just Emily :) 2 kids; Watertown, Sd, United States 10078 posts
8th Nov '12

Hell yeah lol. Its the only thing that gets my mind off everything else long enough to go to bed.

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
8th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting EpicThunderCat!:</b>" I am really fascinated by this for some reason. Seriously guys. I thought I was crazy lol."</blockquote>




I hear music in my head like a radio sometimes. There have been times I was half asleep and think the radio is playing and mad bc I can't turn it off lol I think too much

A&J. ♥ 1 child; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 5613 posts
8th Nov '12

ALL THE TIME! Even when I'm driving sometimes. I imagine me, as me, still having my son and being a single mom



But in a completely different city
A completely different life
Love life
Friends
Etc

EpicThunderCat! ; 1 child; Oregon 9400 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting momma melissa85:" <blockquote><b>Quoting EpicThunderCat!:</b>" So awesome. I have heard a verity of ... [snip!] ... a happy family. Occasional I dream of being a rich person traveling the works or imagine being what I wanted to be as a child."


No that is still creative. Those are what help you release stress. Things you want. That is a perfect thing to be thinking about and imagining about! I love it and just because it is your life and you, it does not make it any less creative and awesome. My friend grandmother imagines she has a man next to her in bed every night. Since the death of her husband many years ago she imagines her perfect man. :]My friend Olivia imagines romance novel type stories with her in it. Ha.



I have a name for my character and everything but the same character has fallowed me since I was a child. I think it's strange but eh, its me XD.
I love all this for some reason. Its so cool. Some I know are themselves and others are people they wish they were and some are different characters each night. It seems to vary.