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Old 04-10-2013, 11:58 AM
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I had three main imaginary friends growing up, Raleigh, Ru, and Allison.

Allison was actually Alice from Alice in Wonderland, the TV series. I thought that Alice's name was Allison, and her last name was Wonderland. Allison Wonderland. I very clearly remembering telling my family that Allison was having a baby and I needed to give her all my doll's clothes that they had "outgrown". My grandma sat with me and I had all my doll clothing in a little chest, and we went through it all and sorted it into piles to "keep" or "give to Allison".

I also was constantly imagining that characters from books or TV shows or movies were interacting with me and playing with me - most of them were dinosaurs when I was really young. First the Dink The Dinosaur dinos, and the The Land Before Time dinos. The Winnie The Pooh characters also hung out a lot.

When I was older (around 6, 7, 8) I had imaginary dogs, instead. The first one was a husky named Curly (like in Call of the Wild). I think that eventually turned into a whole crew of like 6 or 7 dogs, but I can't remember them much. My friend also had an imaginary dog named Hershey, a boxer. They played together.

We also had imaginary dolphins that lived in the pool. Mine was called Splash, and my best friend/neighbors were called "Anita" and her baby, "Peter". We said they could swim back and forth between our pools through a secret portal behind the pool light.

I was probably around 9 when I stopped playing with my imaginary friends.
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I didn't have any actual imaginary friends, I wasn't all that creative though. I would pretend to have conversations in my head, but honestly it was never too an actual 'person' in my head. I just talked to myself, and then I would respond. Not out loud either. I think I did it because that way I couldn't interrupt myself or talk too quietly. I used to talk extremely softly and would get ignored because of it, so that escalated into just not talking much.

I did do the car jumpy thing, but instead of an animal I'd pick a dot on the window and physically move my head up and down to make it jump over stuff. So I'd just be sitting in the car, bobbing my head. Now I do an even weirder thing on car rides, even while driving that's hard to explain.

I was in love with stuffed animals when I was younger, and they'd all be in my bed with me at all times. On cold nights I'd get them under the blankets. To solve the jealousy problems I would often pile them all up into a huge pile, and fall asleep on top of them, with the theory that if I was touching one, then my love would be passed from that one to all the animals it was touching, so it would all be spread out.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:03 PM
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Now I do an even weirder thing on car rides, even while driving that's hard to explain.
try to explain, now I want to know!!!
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:18 PM
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I never had "literal" imaginary friends because I always "lived" them through drawing or writing I guess.

If I didn't do that all my "imaginary" friends were plush toys lol ... That was until I got my fist dog.
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:01 PM
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try to explain, now I want to know!!!
It's not anything cool or anything, but you know the dotted and solid lines on the road? I'll use my hand, and imitate the lines. Like, where there's two solid lines, two of my fingers nearest that side of the car are pressed down, and I'll lift the fingers when it becomes dotted.

Like, there's usually only three lines to take care of, the two in the middle and one on the outside, and the fingers I've assigned to each line have to be pressed down when that line is going past the car. I've done it so much that I do it without noticing it at all now, it's strange
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:30 PM
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Oh my god I thought I was the only one that imagined animals on trips as a kid lol ... I thought I was crazy
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:36 PM
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Oh my god I thought I was the only one that imagined animals on trips as a kid lol ... I thought I was crazy
I had a friend, who also had imaginary pets, and we'd often have games together with our pets.

She was extremely artistic and would often draw them, and once even made stuffed animals with wire in so we had them really there!

I loved my imaginary menagerie!
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:29 PM
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I suppose technically you could say I still have imaginary friends, but the word for them these days is "head people." They don't interact with me or usually things going on in my life, just with each other. And what happens in their own lives. Characters for my stories who live in my head and like to pop up at the most inopportune times - usually when it's completely impossible to write ANYTHING down.

A few weeks ago I was in the shower and they started talking and it was kind of panic to get out of the shower, run to my laptop, and start hammering down everything before I forgot what was going on.

It's weird.
Lol, that is totally me, except I am involved in their lives. They have lives outside of me, but if I am on a long drive, or just relaxing and not thinking about anything (usually evenings, bedtime, lunch, breakfast.... anything except work :P ) I can resign into my little "world" in my head and start becoming a part of their lives.

I have gone months following a world of people's lives chronologically, one full continuous "story", before it ends and a new "world" is created and there's new people, new events, new politics, new settings.

It's probably a bit weird but, I enjoy it. I've always assumed the reason I'm like that is because being deaf in a hearing world, everyone wants you to be part of the events then they dump you, content that you're there but not involved. So growing up, being able to resign to an alternate world in my imagination was how I passed the time. Now, I'm almost 30 years old and that imagination still is as strong as ever. So I consider that a blessing, to be honest, strange as it is.

EDIT: Though Doctors, and a certain dear friend on this forum, probably think I need to get help!
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:34 PM
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I remember mine like it was yesterday. I was so attached to all my imaginary friends, I sometimes still imagine them being around for the fun of it, once in a blue moon though. I always constantly had them around me, they would always play around/do obstacles/help and sometimes fight each ether. I loved car trips because I'd also imagine them going over obstacles and such.

My main imaginary friends were Max, a purebred male Rottweiler who I watched grow old. He was always around me, he'd 'protect' me. I think this is were my love for the breed came from. Funny little story with him though. One day I was at school and I was devastated because our SBT had passed away the day before. I believe in ghosts and as I was sitting in class, I saw the spirit of our dog, Toga walk towards me and as clear as day, I saw Max get up, growl at her since he was unsure of her but back down when I said who she was. She said her good byes that day. What I find weird, I wasn't expecting to see Max since I wasn't thinking about him and I saw him just as good as I saw Toga. I don't know how to explain that.

Next was Char, he was a charazard, he was a Pokemon. I adored him, he was my protecter, he looked after all the other imaginary friends, he was almost always around me. He was also a doctor. He had a hospital in the clouds where he helped all my imaginary friends.

I love Pokemon so most of my imaginary friends were Pokemon, I had a ton. They'd always follow me around and play around. What I liked most, there was a bit of a story line and so many different plots happened between them. There was a ton of good Pokemon but bad ones as well.

I had a human imaginary friend called Charlie, he was my only human. I made him up when my friend had a imaginary friend called Jack. He was around for a few months before he decided to run off with Jack and never return to another dimension. This what felt so weird because I tried imaging him being back with me but I couldn't ever do it, it's like he made up his mind that he didn't want to come back.

I also had dragons, creatures, horses, a pride of lions and other big cats, a pack of wolves. They all did so much and entertained me. I loved them all. I also had these clouds that could talk and they'd always give me lollies.

I have a awesome imagination and I currently have these people who I act out in my head about a gang. So, I do what Beanie does except I have these characters because my friend role plays them with me with hers in person/on the phone so I/they act themselves out in my head when we aren't together.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:22 PM
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I had one when I was really little.
When my sister was born (18 months younger) she soon ended up with the same friend.

I don't remember her now but Mum says she was a little girl, very uch matching the description of a little girl she would frequently see out of the corner of her eye. And that everyone else that lived in the house or often visited would see.

My guess is that my sister and I were probably seeing a ghosty.

I also had an imaginary Dalmatian that I invented to go everywhere with me. I even kept track of his age as he grew.
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