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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; Casa grande, Az, United States 9826 posts
status 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.