Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
1. Not really, I mean, getting older my DDs have had more sex and sex-based things in them, and I have had a couple of unusual sex-based dreams in the past year (No, I'm not getting into that) but I really doubt that they're related.
2. They have on occasion, and I think they're also a way of processing emotion for me (I find often I take a while before I really feel and understand things. One example back in year 6, a friend of mine told me (she sincerely tried to be nice about it) she didn't want to be friend with me anymore, and I was a bit shocked and I just said "okaay" and then when I got home and had time to actually think about it and realised what it means and stuff I ended up crying and yeah.)
3. I find often when I'm bored and I'm more likely to DD instead of concentrate when I'm tired, and my DDs will flit through them more, and won't be as in-depth and stuff when I'm tired. And when I want to avoid doing something, I'll DD.
4. Hell... Umm.... Well, Not anything goes, and mostly I try to make it realistic, but in some ways saying that is bs because I turn into a few different animals, four mythological and two similar but with unusual fur (One dark silver the other black with bright red facial markings) so yeah. Yet with that and an inhuman best friend, I still try to make things realistic somehow, even though it's not really....
5. My MC is me, but wittier and faster and better at everything (singing, fighting, shooting, she's fitter than I and she can turn into things as mentioned above... though we both can't dance, nor will we attempt to, and she's also more likely to blabber about things because really, she's just my thoughts along with a mental image. So sometimes she says what I'm thinking out loud. If that makes sense.)
6. There's a lot of negativity in my DDs, death and lonliness and hate and stuff, but then there are good things like in one DD, I'm suicidal but I meet my idol and she forbids me from ending my life so I don't just because it was she who told me I'm not allowed to, so that's sort of bittersweet, I guess. And there are good bits to like (in one of my most future DDs, a girl who I'd saved in an earlier DD when she was six came to find me so I was happy to see her again and stuff, so it's a mix.) The DDs that happen closer to 'now' in time are more negative and the ones further down the road are more positive.
-And don't worry about asking questions, if we're happy to answer them we will, and if we don't want to, we won't.
-Also, just an extra note, I made a post a while ago about painting and not DDing and I think DDing is just how my brain works, for me it's a way of thinking, so I believe that maybe, instead of trying to control my DDing as such, I should be controlling my thinking, and I guess how I think. Not sure how I'll go about doing so, but I find I need to daydream at least a bit, otherwise my brain will get this weird, tired sort of feeling, like I've been talking to people alllll day. But then, it could be because I can't daydream around people, so maybe it's not the people that make me 'tired' but the lack of DDing.
1) Ever since I've had MD, I am my characters in my dreams, and the dream just plays out as normal dreams do. In these I usually realise I'm dreaming but et it keep playing on its own anyway because they are my more exciting and entertaining dreams.
2) Yes, well, sort of. I don't have a single main character, but lots that I switch between. I get a new one every 6 months to a year. Each character represents the way I was at the time they were created. For example, one of my characters is betrayed by his family, used, and very depressed but trying desperately to keep going. That describes me perfectly at the time he was created. I have stripped all of my characters' personalities and lives down and discovered that it is the same for all of them. So technically, I've only 'discovered' stuff that should have been obvious at the time if I were paying attention to real life.
3) I daydream when I am bored, afraid, and lonely. Also, I daydream whenever I walk (even if it is just to the classroom next door), when I draw, write, read or watch tv. I also use my daydreaming to memorise things. Like, if I need to remember a pattern for tae kwon do then I will imagine one of my more comedic characters teaching me. It is so much easier to learn :)
4) My daydreaming is heavily fantasy based, and the most unrealistic stuff happens so that my characters from different worlds can meet. So I guess its anything goes.
5) I sort of explained this one in number 2. Each character represents my personality at one point in my life, and I switch between them as my moods change, but they also have a lot of traits that don't come from me. So they are all like exaggerated versions of myself. And they're all male, despite me being a female *shrug*
6) My daydreams are very very fantasy with horror coming in at a close second, but to lighten things I try to add humour.
PS. how would you answer these questions Solaina? Just 'cause I'm curious too :)
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