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January 30, 2013


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"Imaginary Friends"

ShadoeKat Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know I'll probably only be laughed at for this but please try to be nice. Alright so, here goes. I'm 14 and I love the anime, 'Hetalia'. I love everything about it and the characters are amazing. Here's the thing. I'm not sure if they're actually what you would call "imaginary friends" but in a way, I sorta see the characters but not like on my TV or computer. I'm homeschooled and the only people I talk to are my dA friends. When I get lonely or just feel like I'm having a bad day, I tend to talk to the Hetalia characters. Usually I talk to America, Canada and/or England since those are my top three favorite characters. Now, I don't actually talk out loud to them like it may sound. Since I'm very shy, I have conversations with them in my head and yes, a lot of the time, I can hear the actual character's voice talking to me in my head. Actually typing this, I feel like I've gone insane or something XD I do have anxity and depression, I'll admit and even though he's a fictional character, I say that America is my hero and I love him to death. I don't know if I'm just trying to make myself feel less lonely or if I've really lost it but if you ask me, this doesn't really bother me and I don't want to lose the ability to "talk" to them because it makes me so much happier but it's kinda confusing.

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Elmida Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Everyone talks to themselves in their heads, or argue with themselves, or anything. That's natural. For some people it's easier to do so when they picture the other part of their thoughts to be someone else. I don't think that's unhealthy at all.
Milana992 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I don't really have that kind of problem but when I'm bored or lonely I usually make up stories in my head and put myself in different roles. Or then I just go to sleep because I usually see good dreams about these stories. Well I actually sleep because of my depression but why should I stay awake when I could see live in dream even for a moment :D
Mihaihen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Well... i heard a voice once. Clear as day to and angry at me. It cursed me... never heard it ever again. Ps i was alone in the house at the time... Also i am very much insane and i would not change it for anything. I just seem to enjoy life so much more then the sane people :3
Glory be to Khorne!!!
Knightster Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
If you just talk to them that's fine, but if they talk back, have yourself tested for schizophrenia.
UBOA-CHAN Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i dont have any friends that live near me (heck, they dont even live in the same country as me) so i have imaginary friends too, except the way i "talk" to them (alot of them are videogame characters) is a ill talk as myself and then answer as that character, voice and all...
AskNekoNekoNihon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ShadoeKat Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lmao thank you for the comment =w=
AskNekoNekoNihon Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Osayioniwabo Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think that there's anything wrong with you. I have conversations with 'imaginary friends', too and I know it can be really comforting and makes me happy too. Not Hetalia characters though (but I like the show :P), but my own characters. And they are extremly important to me. Okay, maybe they are more to me than just fictional characters so...I can understand you, I think.^^ Of course there are always people who will judge you for that, but there's no need to. There's nothing wrong with you as long as you don't lose touch to reality, and as long as you don't refuse to interact with the real world, too. :)
lukasbennett Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
dont worry... its not uncommon.

its just a replacement because you lack a certain somthing in an area of your life.

i have imaginary football confrences while playing football manager. For me its an aspiration and a fantasy that will never be fulfilled, and thats how i cope with that thought as a coping mechanism. like your creating these characters inside your head to ineract with you due to lack of friends
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