I was originally going to fill this space with an over-the-top, spazfest about meeting other people who have the same ideas independently of each other, but when I do drama, I tend to go overboard, so I’m keeping my elation under control for now
ANYWAY, I’ve been working with characters like this for an ungodly number of years now, and always wondered if anyone else did things the same way (But been too worried about other people’s reactions to me deliberately creating voices in my head to actually up and ask anyone) So this feels like a massive weight off my shoulders. I’m sort of in love with all of you right now (In a purely platonic way of course)
ANYWAY2, I’ve got a handful of characters that I regularly talk to, different reasons for each, but only a couple of them have been spotted in dreams. We have see: Pesky Independent Thoughtforms…, and see: WILD is a Pain in the Arse in my online dream journal. One or two others appeared in dreams I haven’t recorded here on LD4all, but you get the idea.
You’ll notice my use of the term ‘Independent Thoughtform’ in those excerpts. All that really means is ‘A recurring DC with a distinctive personality’. All but one of them (Maridadi) are characters I’ve developed using essentially the same process you’ve been working with here.
I don’t want to ramble on, but I also don’t want to leave this post without mentioning some of the characters I referenced above, in order of appearance.
Lairuna: As mentioned in the excerpt, she’s one of my early characters, and she’s gone through a LOT of changes since her introduction to my subconscious. Most of them unintentional. She thinks the idea of me in an erotic situation is hilarious, and tries to force them on me on the few occasions I see her in a dream. Never appears in the same form twice.
Kimor: I absolutely love Kimor. (In a purely platonic way of course 2) She acts like a key to a library of information that my subconscious guards jealously from me, not to mention she makes good conversation. I’m the sort of person that always asks questions, so it’s nice talking to a character that’s got answers. She appears as a small opaque…well sort of a head…but not a human head, like some sort of alien or odd creature or something…and then a short tail…and…maybe I should draw it or something, I’ve never tried describing her appearance in words
STOLID: Speaks bluntly and formally, but is secretly a prankster. He’s a permanent resident of the personal dreamscape I’ve been working on for the past…almost two years now. He’s sort of like a tall, bulky, anthropomorphic circuit board.
Maridadi: The one ‘Independent Thoughtform’ that wasn’t a result of lots of hard work on my part, she first appeared in a dream I had seven years ago and never left my head. I’ve only seen her in one other dream, but we talk often in waking life. She’s a ferret with an intense survivalist mentality, believing we should all just ditch society and technology and just live off the land “like nature intended”. Her current angsting is toward ice trays. (The idea of ‘sparring’ with a ferret I mentioned in the reference may sound odd, but I’d learned a lot about dreams and lucidity since the first dream I saw her in, in which She basically beat me to a pulp! XD I wanted to see if I’d improved enough to handle her )
There are some others, but these four are the only ones mentioned in the Dream Journal references so I’ll stop here for now.
ANYWAY3, I need to mention again how awesome this feels, about to talk to people who work with characters the same way. Thanks for…well I dunno, thanks for existing for starters.