Ok, so i've been having "Harry Potter" related daydreams for years now. I of course have other types of daydreams, but HP has been the one consistent daydream that i just can't seem to shake. I went without watching the movies, reading the books AND looking up HP stuff on the computer for around 6 to 7 months straight.

When i was without it, i felt good and bad at the same time, you know? Like i was happy that i was pushing through, but on the other hand i was still daydreaming because i had watched the movies so many times and re-read the books so many times that i didnt really need them to daydream.

But now i've slowly started to read the books and watch a little of the movies again. And you know what, it kinda feels good. Like i get it out my system when i just watch a movie or read a few pages. But i don't know what to do. What if i start reading and watching them again and my MD gets worse???

I have a few health/social problems that i know aren't going to get resolved in the next year. so i know this year is not gonna be an easy year for me.

And sometimes i want to write down what i'm DDing about, like fanfiction, but would that be too weird? Too obsessive? Has anyone had a DD obsession like this and what helps?

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Comment by Raz on January 28, 2013 at 5:39pm

I tried writing down one scene from one DD once and for me it did not help. I kept DDing about it. I also DD about fiction and staying away from the books/movies makes no difference however it's pretty obvious that if i keep reading/watching it i have a smaller chance of geting over it since i'm constantly adding new information to DD about.

Comment by Katie Clark on January 25, 2013 at 11:47pm

I also DD about fiction, have been for a long time. It started with Mickey and Minnie Mouse when I was in Kindergarten, eventually moved on to Teen  Titans, Harry Potter, and is currently ( and embarrassingly) on Twilight. 

I've been writing fanfiction stories since I was eleven-ish, although I've never had the guts to post them anywhere. Just as well, I have HUNDREDS of pages of random scenes from fantasies involving these characters (I clean out my documents every few years, when I realize I can't find a single goddamned thing specifically). Just like in my fantasies I have a hard time following a very structured plot. I get bored with a scene and I move on to the next quickly. 

Sometimes after I write I do not feel the urge to DD for a while. Although  when I get very into what I'm writing, I'll take a pacing break for a while. Then type. Then pace. Type. Pace. You get the idea.

It could be beneficial for you, so don't let me discourage you too much. Personally I don't think I've ever posted a story because that would mean ending the specific fantasy.

I'm sorry I can't give you advice as to what helps.

Comment by KwanKwan on January 18, 2013 at 5:29pm

Ok, so i wrote a lil fanfic and i must say it was a great feeling to put all my thoughts down through typing.

BUT it also made me think about that storyline and others the entire next day especially at school.

So i'm gonna stop reading the books and fanfics online. IDK if i'm gonna keep writing them tho...

Comment by Wakethenight on January 14, 2013 at 6:47pm

It's not wierd! I think that alot of people who write fanfiction have that obsession about characters, though most probably aren't MDers. All my DD's worlds tend to evolve around fictional characters. The Harry Potter world was my 2nd DDing obsession. The first was Dragon Ball Z (age 12-14 then I went to HP (14-23) and then to DC Comics (23-now and I'm 25). 

Go ahead and write, if you can. I wish I could write everything in my head, but I have too much going on and get frustrated trying to write it. If you have the same problem with getting frustrated with the  writing, I think writing one shots works well. Every Fanfic I have tried to write that would have been a novel length I could not finish (I'm one of those authors who had many incompletes. I've since deleted them), but the one shots I could do with no problem.

As for writing to help: For me writing the DD's helps and then it also does not.  On one hand, I have realized once I have writen a DD scene (it does not matter if I post it are not) I tend not to DD about it anymore. So you can say it helps eliminate my DD sorta. On the other hand, If I am currently writing a story, I will DD more than if I wasn't becuase I'm trying  to fill in gaps in the story. So you can say it makes it worst.

I think if you want to get rid of the DD and most your DD's evolve around fictional characters like mine do, then I would avoid reading and writing. The only time I managed to go monthes without DD was becuase I was away from the TV/Movies/Books/Music and I did not write.  I've tried to give those triggers up, but honestly it would be like getting rid of my identity and who lives in our world today and goes without Tv or Books?

I wish there was some other way.  

Comment by Wish Upon A Wish on January 14, 2013 at 5:15pm

I think fanfic would be a good idea.

I don't do fanfic as such, myself, but when I have a scene on repeat, I write it down and I find that it gets it that scene out of my system.

Comment by KwanKwan on January 14, 2013 at 5:12pm

but should i still say away from the books and movies, etc.??

Comment by taffle on January 14, 2013 at 8:06am
Definitely try writing fanfic. That's what I did and it's fun. I found out so much about myself through the writing process.
Comment by Grace on January 13, 2013 at 5:05pm
YES. Youtubers. 2 specific youtubers that, no matter what, my daydreams will always be centered around I'm afraid. For me, its not good at all, because, since their lives are basically in their videos I know whats going on, and I know they'll never get back together. It kills me. I'm afraid I'll never stop. And, as for fanfiction, I used to think the same thing. I was afraid to do it because I thought it'd be weird, but I did and I really liked it. So, try writing one. It may be good for you.
Comment by ashlee on January 13, 2013 at 4:22pm

embrace your harry potter fan girlness, gurl

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