So I was thinking about the characters in my daydreams & what roles they fill. In every DD scenario, no matter how different the realm, I always have a set of roles present that characters play. A strong Alpha male who is very protective of me, An incredibly smart friend who is skilled in the art of science/Chemestry but not very socially adept & the friend who is just supportive Do you all have types?

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I have a main female, who is also very protective of me. Otherwise the rest are very different. Has anyone ever had an animal? 


I used to have a world that was exclusively inhabited by animals (they were directly based off of the toys I played with) but the characters I have now are almost all human.
Callina Reven said:

I have a main female, who is also very protective of me. Otherwise the rest are very different. Has anyone ever had an animal? 

I have noticed that certain characters from different stories will have the same "feel" to them, like it's the same person but with different faces, backgrounds, etc. I'm not sure how to describe the specific roles they fill, but they do appear across most if not all of my daydreams.

 This happens to me, pretty much in all of my stories. I'm not going to explain all the specific common roles my characters have but, when I look closely I can see many resemblances. All of my plots since I was a child revolved around the same theme, with similar main characters, a supportive friend, etc, etc. I agree with Olivia, a good grouping of my characters feel quite similar, but for me there's still differences. Usually it's more of the plots than characters.

 I'm quite tired now so sorry if this turned out rambly. 

For me, mostly its the people who are currently involved in my life in some way, even if I meet them very occasionally. I have been DD'ing since I was very young, and at that time I would have people who were my friends back then

I've always had the same story line. One world. One plot line that changed and developed and grew and transformed. I did have a couple dominant male figures who were very protective of me. Do you think it stems from our relationships with our fathers? Or brothers? Or lack thereof of? Or maybe something that was missing?

I'm the same as SRSJ (yay! I meet so few people who daydream like this it's exciting lol) but I think I do have types. I add new characters as they are needed and let go of characters as I lose interest in them so I still go through a lot of them even if I only have one 11+ year-long daydream.

Usually there are multiple maternal figures. Right now, she has two mentors-turned-coworkers and her mother. Her mother has always had a super close relationship with her but she's more like a big sister to her. Her aunts are also basically second and third mothers. I have a feeling this was caused by my rocky relationship with my mother in my adolescence. I think her mother fills a sisterly role while she's an only child because I have a younger sister I'm not close to AT ALL, on the contrary we downright tortured each other. So at least for me it's certain every role in my daydream is there to fill a hole in my life. There have been positive paternal figures in her life but they're not as common. Most paternal figures left or are emotionally cold or have straight-up wronged her. This is the only one that doesn't "fix" the real life situation and just mirrors it, as I felt like my father was emotionally absent until more recently.


Her friends are a bit sparse at the moment (I'm still "auditioning" a few more) but she always has at least one close male friend and one close female friend. They swap traditional roles though, the female friend is usually very sporty, tough, and speaks frankly while the male friend will be more sensitive and into theatre or art or whatever. One or the other will have underlying feelings for her.

And finally the love interest, honestly there isn't a type here, it's just whoever is the best fit for the role at this time in her life. Right now, she's at the point where she just wants a nice, funny, laidback guy and she's engaged to one.


Well, if we're getting analytical here, for me I think it has to do with my father barely being present during my childhood & an overall lack of safety growing up. I guess I create in my characters a protector; someone to defend me & make me feel safe. An alpha male that is at the same time loving & gentle. I'm an only child but have always wanted a brother, probably to fulfill the same role.



SRSJ said:
I've always had the same story line. One world. One plot line that changed and developed and grew and transformed. I did have a couple dominant male figures who were very protective of me. Do you think it stems from our relationships with our fathers? Or brothers? Or lack thereof of? Or maybe something that was missing?

Yes your analysis is correct. We seem to be compensating for those forces that were missing in our growing years and even now.  I heard a podcast it was an aunt agony sort , and a writer on it said she noticed about her own life is that how she kept looking for an older brother. That rung so true for me. I realised that coming from a mostly female background, I made mostly male friends and have always had 1-2 slightly older male friends.  I've been looking for an older brother.

My MDDs revolve around my own vulnerability, and yes of course the alpha male character too. Daddy issues you bet. Atleast I have an insight into my MDDs.

OhMyMagenta said:

Well, if we're getting analytical here, for me I think it has to do with my father barely being present during my childhood & an overall lack of safety growing up. I guess I create in my characters a protector; someone to defend me & make me feel safe. An alpha male that is at the same time loving & gentle. I'm an only child but have always wanted a brother, probably to fulfill the same role.



SRSJ said:
I've always had the same story line. One world. One plot line that changed and developed and grew and transformed. I did have a couple dominant male figures who were very protective of me. Do you think it stems from our relationships with our fathers? Or brothers? Or lack thereof of? Or maybe something that was missing?
I am same with dreams. Do you think it's a sign of Satan because my boyfriend said it wasn't normal. I daydream a lot when listening to music and driving at the same time. My characters are alpha male who is protective and love me unconditionally. Another character is a protective dad who will do anything to keep me safe. My alpha male has parents who approve of me. Mostly close family ties with me. I don't know why I daydream and I've been doing it for years. I daydream morning noon and night. I can daydream for hours if I'm driving and listen to music. I make unnecessary trips just to daydream. What is wrong with me? When I was younger my mother use to call me "space cadet" cause I think too much especially when I don't hear anything anyone says. I just stop listening and start to daydream. I'm in another place. I stay away from reality cause the world I'm in is wonderful

I have a BFF character; charismatic, headstrong, adventurous, affectionate. I think she may be my alter ego. This character is sometimes male and sometimes female.

I've been daydreaming since I can remember, and as soon as I developed the ability to recognise personality traits I have always have 2 males and one female as the main group. The 'me' character can be either or is androdgynous, and the other characters come and go depending on my current life but I often have a matriarch type figure somewhere.

Male #1 - strong alpha male who is very protective but can't control his temper. The current Male #1 character has been the same guy for about 15 years but even before this he always looks physically strong, tall, etc. Maybe like your alpha male?

Male #2 - a guy who is quite silly and lighthearted and jokes around a lot. This guy always looks "softer" than Male 1 and always has a more feminine name

Female - caring and compassionate, but very bold and independent. She's never a mother figure, more like a sister or best friend.

I was wondering a few years ago why I always have this combination of characters, and I know now that it is because growing up I had an overprotective dad (male 1), a brother (male 2) and a mum who was a business woman and not really very motherly (we got along fine, she just very analytical and a business woman, not really like other peoples' mums that I met)

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