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Old 01-28-2013, 12:06 PM
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If you do, what do you daydream about? What did you daydream about as a kid?

Someone just asked me what I usually daydream about, and I haven't really been a daydreamer since I was 11 or 12 years old. As a kid I daydreamed about things like finding out I had magical powers or belonged to some kind of group...getting a puppy or horse...or being an adult with a house and kids and a cool job and stuff.

Now...I really don't daydream, ever.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:23 PM
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I think I daydream a lot. Now is it always pleasant stuff? Probably not. Sometimes it's just me thinking ahead about things I'm going to get done, what I'm doing after work, etc. Often I will daydream about pleasant stuff to get through the day. What I'm going to do over the weekend, goals I have, etc. I'm not one of those kind of people that can just think about nothing lol.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:45 PM
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I think I daydream a lot. Now is it always pleasant stuff? Probably not. Sometimes it's just me thinking ahead about things I'm going to get done, what I'm doing after work, etc. Often I will daydream about pleasant stuff to get through the day. What I'm going to do over the weekend, goals I have, etc. I'm not one of those kind of people that can just think about nothing lol.
See...I don't really count that as daydreaming. Thinking "oh, I need to go to the bank and I can't wait to see my cousin this weekend and my bedroom is going to look so cool after I paint it" to me is just...thinking. Even if you're doing something else.

I consider daydreaming when people sort of play out scenarios in their heads, or think about something a little more unrealistic (not necessarily unrealistic but putting an unrealistic amount of detail into thinking about something in the future.) Like if you're imagining the way a dialogue is going to go, or achieving a goal, that's daydreaming.

For example, I'll think things like "I really want to move in X amount of months, and I need to save X amount of money, and these neighborhoods are going to be the best choices" or "It'll be great to see my old friend this weekend and maybe we can go apple picking or to this open mic night"...but I would never just imagine moving into a new place or picture the way the dialogue with my friend is going to go....
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:51 PM
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Yeah, I didn't really think that was true daydreaming That's about as close as I get most days.

Lately I have been daydreaming a lot about future puppy. Places we'll go for socialization, the nitty gritty of the potty schedule, that kind of stuff.

Apparently I am super cool. Lolz.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:21 PM
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I day dream alot... esp. when I'm on the bus or the train. Can't really say what about, just random stuff.
I also tend to zone out in class... alot. As a kid I did as well. The teacher used to have to call me back into the classroom atleast 1 or 2 a day.
I day dream while driving sometimes... which is pretty dangerous. I don't mean to, but it just happens...
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:27 PM
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All the time. I did it a lot more as a kid/teen, but I still day dream. About meeting my online friends, running through different situations in my head, about having another dog, all kinds of things. The day dreams are now a bit more 'realistic' than when I was a kid.

If I read a book or play a game, I tend to day dream/dream about being in that situation. I'm a doctor in London during the late 1800's. Now I'm an Elf Ranger on a quest.... They vary
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:51 PM
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I daydream A LOT. Easily about 3-5 a say, at least. Just random stuff.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:59 PM
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Allllll thee time. Usually whatever book I'm reading/ TV I'm following, I either put myself in that world or steal characters/plotlines from the story try to integrate them into my own daydream life lol. I also like to think about my 100% unrealistic dream house/property. I even have sketches and autocad models of it. Though perhaps I could use certain design features from my dream house in reality, so it isn't totally fanciful, I do think I indulge myself a bit too much.
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ALL. THE. TIME.

I sometimes will put myself in the world of whichever book/tv show I am currently enjoying. Like Xandra I will also put myself in my fantasy life/house and try to make out what it would look like.

Oh goodness this is going to sound crazy but I have been building a story/daydream of me going to hogwarts since I was like..12.I come back to this daydream a lot, it builds, I've grown up, I have a close group of friends I made up and dramas and magical adventures with them. It's insane because it's been going on for almost 10 YEARS! My "friends" and enemies and other students at the school I've concocted in my head just feel so real lol it's almost natural for me to daydream about them when I am listening to music or bored.
There was a high school hogwarts and a college hogwarts (which daydream Fran now attends, obviously), and friends and powers and boy dramas and adventures with dragons and quests!

It's insane.
Seriously.

I will sometimes even pick songs on my ipod based on what is going on in the story.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:45 PM
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I will sometimes even pick songs on my ipod based on what is going on in the story.
I do that too! Sometimes it's just a song that starts the whole daydream. Like an awesome fight scene paired up with an action-y hardcore song.
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