Disclaimer: This post has topics covering death in daydreams.
Hi. So I have been daydreaming more and more lately, but it is not affecting my life too badly. I’m kind of still in the “okay zone” with my daydreams.
Right now, the main character in my daydream is about 14 years old. I can’t really say, but this specific character doesn’t have a chance at living a long life. Due to their situation, their death would come at around the age of 40-45 years old. Now, this is still another 30 “daydream years” away, but how do I prepare for my main character to die? Say they do have a chance at a long life. How do you prepare for their death in general? Does anyone have any tips on this? This is taking place in a daydream world that I daydream about 95 percent of the time.
There is still quite a bit of time until my character’s death, but I hadn’t really thought about it before. Any thoughts??
I am grappling with this as someone in my forties, who has had people around my main daydreaming character (me) for many years -- that just aging them is an issue.
One of my closest characters actually did die in real life in his early forties, and I had a very tough time dealing with that. I took a bit of time, but decided I would keep him living in my daydreams. Now I'm stuck with not knowing how he'll age, so I have to just create it myself. Another character in my daydreams is a guy I only knew very little of in highschool, so aging him was strange because I never kept in touch with him, and it's been almost 30 years. Out of nowhere, I saw him on the news as a spokesperson for this company, and it hit me by surprise. It was absolutely him, only a tad heavier with a bit of grey hair. That one moment allowed me to continue on with him.
But I just can't bring myself to kill off the people I've been so fond of over the years. I'm at a point now where I think I will just carry on living in my daydream with them beside me, and may have these thoughts until I'm on my own deathbed.
Post by ohmymagenta0214 on Dec 28, 2020 2:57:02 GMT
I once had a beloved character die from a cirrhosis induced heart attack. To top it off, I found him after he’d passed. I wasn’t prepared for the intense level of grieving I experienced & it became too much to endure. Ultimately I brought the character back & dreamed he made it out of surgery successfully instead.