Imaginary friends?

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  1. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    Well, my childhood videos are being studied by some childhood developmental researchers because my parents, worrisome as ever, used to hide and set up hidden cameras in the house to observe me talking with and playing with Augustus, my imaginary friend.

    The videos are quite funny. I used to talk to him about basically everything and we used to color and watch TV together and play chess/checkers.. the researchers are particularly interested because when I spoke to him I would turn my head, look, listen, and respond (like you would in conversation with a person) and would do things like walk and wait for him to catch up (even when walking a hallway alone)
    It used to really freak my parents/older brothers out :rofl1: one of my brothers especially thought I was talking to a ghost and I remember him getting upset when I said Gus was sitting next to him at the dinner table :rofl1:

    They say imaginary friends are common with only kids (I was 10 years younger than my brothers), without pets and like me, who weren't allowed to watch TV lol

    I used to remember what he looked like but now I hardly can. I still remember what I thought he sounded like I think!

    I can only remember a handful of things, mostly from the videos and me telling my parents.

    - He was from England (lol who knows where I got that from)
    - He liked to ride horses (which is strange because he wasn't a person)
    - He only ate ice cream
    - He liked to play chess
    - His favorite color was orange, which I hated because I hated orange
    - He slept on the moon
    - He was picked on in school
    - He was very good at math

    I don't even remember when exactly I stopped talking to him, one day it just happened I guess. I used to get picked on at school because people knew, so I assume that helped speed the process of forgetting about him.

    I told my parents he went to live on the moon and couldn't come down anymore. Which I always thought was pretty cute.

    Any imaginary friends?
     
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    I had one. He was a griffin named...Griffin. Haha.

    On a long drive, I would pass the time by pretending he was running/flying beside the car and having to jump over obstacles and whatnot.
     
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    I had several imaginary dogs two stick out to me though. Cobb and Little Boy.
     
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    Nope. Only imaginary horses ;)
     
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    That's really cool! lol I remember doing that as well!

    I can't even remember/explain what Augustus looked like. I know his size would change depending on where I was. and I know he was not a "humanoid" if we were gonna put a label on it :rofl1:

    I'd say the closest thing would be a dragon.. type.. thing. But no claws, and rather large ears, and big eyes.
    and I do believe he was furry! :rofl1: I'd love to have a sketch artist kind of figure him out one day

    Did you imaginary animals speak? or follow you places?
     
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    I never did the imaginary friend thing but I also had a sister, dogs/cats and two neighbor brothers that I spent most days with.

    I was huge on the pretending to be something like being our golden's puppy or being a horse or a lion or coming up with crazy adventures in the yard involving swords (tree branches).

    But no imaginary friends! Though, it's really cool hearing about them.
     
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    I did not have any, but I had younger siblings by the time I was three. Now my oldest son was an only child for nine years and surrounded by adults at home, and he had an imaginary friend for a few years.

    As I recall, his 'friend' was named little steve (not overly creative since my son's name is steve, lol) and he liked most of the things my son disliked. Ex: Steve hated spinach....little steve needed seconds. Steve didn't care for the green ranger...of course that was little steve's favorite one. I found it cute how he gave his friend the same name but made him opposite in his tastes, lol
     
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    I had imaginary dogs and would do the same!


    I had plenty of imaginary friends over the years but they were mostly TV characters that I liked. For a while Gex the Gecko (from a video game) was an imaginary friend. Also lots of imaginary dogs... lots. My parents should have just let me have a dog LOL.
     
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    THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I DID WITH MY IMAGINARY HORSES!




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    I used to have the imaginary horse run beside the car too. In reddit, there was a big thread of people who used to do this :rofl1: (I actually still do sometimes, but it doesn't work at high speeds anymore)

    My horse was an Iberian type stallion, white with a black mane and tail and his name was Esteban.
     
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    Me too, so long as I'm not the one driving ;) I had mostly thoroughbreds of various colors, along with a couple Arabians.
     
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    I had both two siblings and pets off and on. Also had an imaginary dog named Tuna :)he was a scruffy greyish brown dog, terrierish. Then later on I made up an imaginary cat named Rusty so Tuna would't be lonely. Tuna was "real" though lol whereas even though I "saw" Rusty, I knew he was imaginary.

    I did pretend there were unicorns in yards, horses running by my car, and all sortsof thingslike that. They were a great game of ptend and I got really into it, but nithing like I had with Tuna. Sounds crazy, but I partially believe Tuna was some type of spirit or energy. Actually kind of believe ig about a lot of true imaginary friends.

    Eta holy typos! This tablet is giving me fits. Will edit in the morning on my laptop as this is ridiculous :/
     
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    Me, too! I would also pretend to be riding a horse home from school (much better than plain ol' walking), jumping fences and ditches with style. Lol!

    No imaginary friends - had a twin sister instead (and drove - and still drive - Mom crazy with our non-verbal conversations).
     
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    I have a lot of imaginary friends, they are all my internet friends.
     
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    The OP reminds me of this "article" by The Onion lol

     
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    I had three imaginary friends. A Hawk, a Raccoon, and then Yoshi. Lol The Hawk was the one that was around most often, though.
    I never really spoke to them allowed or went to quite the same extent you did, Fran, buy they were definitely there!

    And I, too, would jump them over obstacles on long drives. LOL
     
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    The only one I remember was a dragon - dog-sized, green, with awesome wings, named Forrest. We didn't really talk, but he came with me to school and would follow along in my daily activities.
     
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    I had tons of imaginary friends growing up.

    I used to play RISK and Monopoly against them. I'd have up to 6 people and I'd play every turn against their own personalities.

    I never had "one" imaginary friend. It was a different one every day, or even every hour some days. A cowboy, an indian, astronaut, characters from disney stuff, or often just plain made up people who are sometimes super cool, and other times super lame.

    I still do have this tendency. Although I don't play or talk with them out loud anymore (except when no one is looking), I do have an extremely overactive imagination and can easily spend hours with imaginary people in a story in my head. I just don't act it out anymore.

    Well, there was that one time I stabbed my Assistant with an imaginary sword because I did not know she was behind me. Fortunately, I quickly explained to her I just picked up fencing and was practicing. I think she may have fell for it.
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    I didn't but I knew people that did and I really wanted one too so I tried to make one and it just never worked out for me LOL. I was jealous that others had imaginary friends and I didn't lol.

    Hannah doesn't really have an imaginary friend but all her stuffed animals are alive to her. she takes them everywhere, talks to them constantly (and they talk back), they all have names and personalities. Yesterday, Lady (from lady and the tramp) was playing on the slide but then she got sick and Hannah said she already threw up one time so she let her throw up in a bag LOL.
     
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    Nope, wasn't creative enough. LOL

    Need an imagination for imaginary friends :p
     

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