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I daydream in TV shows, movies, books, fanfiction, and other media. I daydream and interact with these people and form relationships with these people. I use this a lot as ways to write and create stories but I was wondering if anyone else did it as well. In my mind I've created a great friendship with Remus Lupin in my head.

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Recently my daydreams have been based more in real life with my characters being in real world situations. But in the past I have daydreamed I was in tv shows or films. My biggest daydream used to be about Buffy I used to idolize her as a teenager and used to MD for many years she was my sister and her friends were mine.

My very first memory of daydreaming was about a tv show when I was about 6 or 7 where I would put myself into the show again as the protagonists sister. I am an only child and always wanted an older sibling.

I find slot of inspiration from films and tv and I have spent time using it to write unfortunately I can never keep a story fluidly in my mind and have several unfinished stories sitting on my laptop. For me it's a hobby sometimes I find writing makes my daydreaming feel more worthwhile. That someday I may share them with someone.

I very recently started therapy for my daydreaming and depression. Looking back on my symptoms and trying to determine the time when it all started led me to the realization that it has been over 21 years (I'm in my 30s now). That's when Buffy first aired. I loved the show from the start. It was a world packed with excitement, adventure, and romance (none of which I had but desperately wanted). The fact that my mom was distant but we managed to bond over the show (watching it religiously together) led, I think, to the obsession with it. At first I started reading fanfiction for hours and hours. Then daydreaming what I read and altering it a thousand different ways. The amount of Buffy fanfiction I have read over the past 2 DECADES is embarrassing.

I've always said my dream job would be working as a writer. I've never had the courage to actual write anything. I fear that sitting down to write would further the time I spend on the daydreaming. However, I am truly thankful to those who have written fan fiction. It's been a major stress reliever over the course of my life and a safe place I can go to relax.

SJ said:

Recently my daydreams have been based more in real life with my characters being in real world situations. But in the past I have daydreamed I was in tv shows or films. My biggest daydream used to be about Buffy I used to idolize her as a teenager and used to MD for many years she was my sister and her friends were mine.

My very first memory of daydreaming was about a tv show when I was about 6 or 7 where I would put myself into the show again as the protagonists sister. I am an only child and always wanted an older sibling.

I find slot of inspiration from films and tv and I have spent time using it to write unfortunately I can never keep a story fluidly in my mind and have several unfinished stories sitting on my laptop. For me it's a hobby sometimes I find writing makes my daydreaming feel more worthwhile. That someday I may share them with someone.

Yes, almost all of my daydreams are like that since I was a child.

Sometimes I just talk to the characters and have them around, sometimes I'm in the story they're from myself, but it's always from existing fictional stories. It is also one of the reasons I don't watch a lot of series or movies that I suspect I may daydream about, to not add more to the already existing number. 

Yes

When I was a kid, I used to mimic after characters I watched in movies and in TV series, by talking and acting just like them. It never usually worked, as everyone just looked at me like I was being an idiot. My mom often cocked her head and body while staring at me through me door, because I'd just do a bunch of weird things that don't make sense to her, as they do in my fantasy worlds. Friends and strangers, used to ask if I'm OK, and assume I'm wondering and in another world. I always wind up really embarrassed — it continued until my early 30's. As I approached 32, I thought this is just absurd, nobody acts like this at my age! So, I am always trying to refrain my day dreaming, and how it effects me appearances. To tell you the truth, I'll never get rid of the 'inappropriate laughter,' that will be with me for life.

I always do this as well, but with an imaginary character instead of directly placing myself into the scenarios. I would read the fictions over and over again(like, >5 times) just to interact with the scenarios inside deeper. Eventually, that fiction would merge with my main story plot, and it will be from that time I move to another fiction, except for occasional revisits that normal readers also do.

I usually create my own original story and insert myself as the "main character." I add so much intricate details, such as the supporting characters' backstories and how they interact to me (If we're friends, lovers, etc.) I just want to somehow translate all these ideas I made in the past year and put them in a creative medium like drawing or writing fanfics. It might just alleviate my MDD and make me pace around less (And probably do something productive for once!!!

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