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Daydreams, imaginations
« on: January 09, 2019, 01:20:02 am »
Can you think of any stories or books where a character's daydreams are regular parts of the story? I'm tinkering with something.
 

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Re: Daydreams, imaginations
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 09:00:53 am »
Off the top of my head, no, but if I think of something, I'll let you know.

But you have me curious. :)
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Re: Daydreams, imaginations
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 09:49:43 am »
Yes. But I dunno how long my senior brain would have to churn to remember just which.   
 
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Re: Daydreams, imaginations
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 10:15:54 am »
Are you talking about in a narrative/experiencing them as they happen way?

Probably not what you're looking for, but that's the full premise of the entire run of Calvin and Hobbes ;)

Daydreams are also a huge part of Anne of Green Gables, but more in they are shared and declared as such, and not 'experienced' as the reader.

I do know of the existence of less 'fun' stories of individuals who were coping with trauma by re-interpreting life in terms of fantasy.

It seems like there's something else I've experienced, but I can't grasp it at the moment.
 
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Re: Daydreams, imaginations
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 11:35:49 am »
Are you talking about in a narrative/experiencing them as they happen way?

Probably not what you're looking for, but that's the full premise of the entire run of Calvin and Hobbes ;)

Daydreams are also a huge part of Anne of Green Gables, but more in they are shared and declared as such, and not 'experienced' as the reader.

I do know of the existence of less 'fun' stories of individuals who were coping with trauma by re-interpreting life in terms of fantasy.

It seems like there's something else I've experienced, but I can't grasp it at the moment.

Yes, as experienced by the character, but not declared as such. I didn't even think of Calvin and Hobbes! *facepalm*
 

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Re: Daydreams, imaginations
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2019, 08:53:24 pm »
Pan's Labrynth.  Movie from 2006.  It is scary, sad, and R-rated.
 
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Re: Daydreams, imaginations
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2019, 10:41:36 pm »
I remember reading a young adult detective series about 35 years ago. While awake, the detective experienced flashes from other people's dreams, and that's how he solved crimes. I have no idea what the series was.
 
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Re: Daydreams, imaginations
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2019, 11:09:48 pm »
Pan's Labrynth.  Movie from 2006.  It is scary, sad, and R-rated.

That is honestly one of the best movies I'll never watch again. It was so well done (writing, acting, cinematography, etc), but it was so intense (subject matter) that I just cried at the end.
 
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Re: Daydreams, imaginations
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2019, 10:54:32 am »
THE Secret Life of Walter Mitty. It's just a short story, but people liked it so much that it was massively expanded upon to make at least 2 very different movies (the 1st, if I remember correctly, with Danny Kaye, the 2nd with Ben Stiller, and I've heard that one is very good).
 
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