Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
Yes, same here. I know a lot about random things just because it's related to my characters. And they're usually pretty dark. Psychology usually, like psychopaths. Child abuse... true crime... conspiracies... I actually have a character who I made that loves documentaries so I watch more and more of those. Also through school I'd use my characters to help me study. I swear MDD comes in handy sometimes.
Same here. Not only do I research things relevant to my "daydream" self- I remain me, but the circustances and events of my life change depending on the DD- I actually create fantasy wadrobes, houses, locales, families, etc. In addition to real life events surrounding the time period. I'm full of trivia and ideas useful only to myself, lol.