None of these terms, other than Maladaptive Daydreaming (Disorder) and Fantasy Prone Personality are official. Some of them, such as para and character, are synonymous and just a matter of preference. Therefore don’t feel as though you have to use any of these, this is just a reference for people who want to understand more about their condition and the terms used by the community.
actuallyMaDD: A tag used by maladaptive daydreamers to share their experiences. see also: MaDD
character: A person who appears often in your daydreams. Can be fictional, original or real (such as a celebrity). Maladaptive daydreamers usually develop strong emotional attachments to their characters and characters can be very well developed with detailed personalities, relationships and backstories. see also: para, para-
Compulsive Fantasy: a lesser used term for Maladaptive Daydreaming. see also: Maladaptive Daydreaming
daydreamingart: a tag used by maladaptive daydreamers to share art or writing about the content of their daydreams. see also: maddart
daydreaming: Just as in regular English, daydreaming refers to imagining scenarios while losing track of the real world. It is important to note that when maladaptive daydreamers refer to daydreaming they are usually referring to doing it for hours at a time if uninterrupted, whereas other people might think of daydreaming as zoning out for five minutes when bored.
daydream crash: A) when a maladaptive daydreamer is forced to come to terms with the fact their daydreams are not real, leading to discomfort and sadness or B) when these daydreams no longer have the same effect that they used to and no longer feel as good. Coined by @maladaptive-daydreams .
daydream self/dream self (or any variation): many though not all maladaptive daydreamers have daydreams that involve themselves. They may imagine a version of themselves that is realistic or idealised or anywhere in between. This character is your dream self. see also: parame
(daydream) trigger: something that leads to a craving or compulsion to daydream. The most common trigger is music, followed by other forms of media such as TV, video games and books.
daydream universe/daydreamverse/dreamverse: the imaginary world or worlds where daydreams are set. see also: paracosm
fantasy/fantasising: see daydreaming.
Fantasy Prone Personality (FPP): a personality trait that means someone has a strong, lifelong involvement in fantasy and imagination. Signs of FPP include delusions and hallucinations (such as having intense spiritual/paranormal experiences, experiencing imagined sensations as real and confusing daydreams with real memories) as well as spending over half your waking time daydreaming. Maladaptive Daydreaming is more likely to affect those with Fantasy Prone Personality, however being a maladaptive daydreamer doesn’t necessarily mean you have FPP. Check the Wikipedia article for more information.
imaginary friend: an imaginary person that someone pretends to interact with in the real world, for the sake of companionship, entertainment or (for children) play. Not the same thing as a character or para. Maladaptive daydreamers interact with their characters/paras in their daydreams, whereas imaginary friends are imagined as existing in the real world. Maladaptive daydreamers can also have their characters as imaginary friends, however. compare: character, para
inhabitant: a less common word for para. Short for daydream inhabitant. Coined by @avpdkaneki .
see also: character
linear universe: a daydream universe with only one world, which usually has one main storyline (i.e. one series of events which the maladaptive daydreamer daydreams about). Coined by @ni-ghtdreams . compare: multiple universes, non-linear daydreams
MaDD/MADD/madd - acronym, short for Maladaptive Daydreaming Disorder.
maddart: see daydreamingart.
Maladaptive Daydreaming (Disorder): a mental illness characterised by compulsive daydreaming that takes over a large part of someone’s life, to the extent that it interferes with or replaces things like work, school, real-life relationships, hobbies, getting up and going to sleep. When daydreaming, maladaptive daydreamers are content and also feel the emotions that their characters/paras are feeling. At the same time, daydreamers often engage in a repetitive activity (e.g. pacing or rocking back and forth). When not daydreaming, they experience regular cravings to resume their daydreams and often have trouble concentrating the world around them. It is debatable whether Maladaptive Daydreaming is a disorder, addiction or other type of mental illness. Currently, it is not officially psychologically recognised as a mental illness, therefore it is impossible to have it diagnosed by a therapist. The term was first coined by Eli Somer in 2002. see also: MaDD, MDD, MD, maladaptive daydreamer, Fantasy Prone Personality
(maladaptive) daydreamer: a person with Maladaptive Daydreaming.
MDD: mistakenly used as an acronym for Maladaptive Daydreaming Disorder. In fact, MDD stands for Major Depressive Disorder and the community has asked that we stop using the tag. To avoid confusion, use the acronym MaDD. see also: MD, MaDD
MD: an acronym short for Maladaptive Daydreaming, proposed as an alternative to MDD. However there is still some confusion in that it could stand for Major Depression. It’s best to use the acronym MaDD. see also, MDD, MaDD
multiple universes: a daydream universe with more than one world or timeline which the maladaptive daydreamer fantasises about. Coined by @ni-ghtdreams . compare: linear universe, non-linear daydreams
neuronarrative: the intense, divergent imaginings of fantasy prone people. Neuronarrative refers to extensive daydreams that are often accompanied by a repetitive activity, although these daydreams/narratives are not necessarily maladaptive and do not necessarily make it difficult for someone to live their life. In other words, the term has no negative connotations. All maladaptive daydreamers are neuronarrators, but not all neuronarrators are maladaptive daydreamers. Coined by @autisticworlds . see also: neuronarrator, Fantasy Prone Personality, traveling
compare: Maladaptive Daydreaming
neuronarrator: a person who experiences neuronarrative. compare: maladaptive daydreamer
non-linear daydreams: daydreams that are not all based in one world or a series of worlds - daydreams that are more random in nature and don’t have much in common in terms of timeline and setting. Coined by @ni-ghtdreams . compare: linear universe, multiple universes
para: see character. Due to the level of emotional attachment and the amount of time spent interacting with them, some daydreamers feel that ‘characters’ isn’t a strong enough word to describe the people in their daydreams. Para is used as an alternative. It comes from the word paracosm and was coined by @schizotypaldaydreamer .
para-: a prefix that can presumably be used in front of anything to show that it is from your daydream universe, though it is almost always used for people. For example, a para/character who is your friend in your daydreams would be referred to as a ‘parafriend’. see also: para, character, daydream universe, paracosm
paracosm: an imaginary world. Typically a paracosm is quite developed and may have its own imagined geography, laws, people, places, customs, history, language, etc. A famous example of a paracosm is Middle Earth. You do not have to be a maladaptive daydreamer to have a paracosm. Check the Wikipedia article for more information.
parame: see daydream self. Short for ‘parallel me’ and also coined by @schizotypaldaydreamer . see also: para-
thisverse: a word for reality/the real world, in comparison to a daydream universe or paracosm. Coined by @schizotypaldaydreamer .
traveling: a term created to be synonymous with Maladaptive Daydreaming but without the negative connotations, for those who don’t find their extensive imagining to be a problem. It has since been replaced by neuronarrative, which is not synonymous with Maladaptive Daydreaming. Coined by @autisticworlds .
Feel free to add any other terms that you think are relevant, as long as they’re being used by more than one person (otherwise it’s just individual preference).
y'all…what if rolo is lotor??? like we know that lotor is half altean and half galra
galras are mostly known for being purple while alteans are made recognizable from their ears ( as we can see from the haggar reveal ) see up here is a picture of lotor
you know who’s purple and has their ears covered??? fucking rolo. bonus points for white hair.
as far as i can remember rolo is the ONLY character we’ve seen as having purple skin besides people who were confirmed galra. And apart from Alfor, Allura, and Haggar ( all altean characters mind you ) Rolo is the only character we’ve seen with white hair.
Also not super hardcore evidence but Rolo and Lotor, save for one letter have the same letters in their name. 2 o-s, 1 r and 1 l. ROLO = LOTOR ??????
I mean this is a pretty out there theory but???? what if ???
I might be a bit slow today but what does Bobby's soul have to do with the Gavin situation..?
Hooboy! Okay, buckle up for some Wild Canon Fuckery. Seriously, this is one of the few Truly Effed Up Retcons this show has ever pulled, and by far the one that makes me the most *keysmash rageydoodles*
Let’s start out on a little Background Refresher on the State of Bobby’s Soul, just so we all understand what’s at stake here…
In 5.20, The Devil You Know, Bobby agrees to a ~shady deal~ with Crowley, in which he ~loans~ his soul to Crowley in exchange for the location of the horseman Death. In 5.21, we learn the terms of their agreement– that Bobby will theoretically be given his soul BACK after they stop the apocalypse… and Crowley even threw in the use of Bobby’s legs as a bonus (he’d been paralyzed since stabbing himself in 5.01 while possessed by a demon who was about to kill Dean…)
Anyhoodle, the apocalypse was stopped, Sam was soulless, Dean had “gotten out” and then gotten dragged back in… The world was going wacky in a whole new way, monsters acting weird, far outside their usual patterns, and most of s6 seemed like it was trying to deal with this strange upsurge of Monster Problems. Cas was busy off in Heaven trying to gather power to stop Raphael from restarting the apocalypse… And Crowley still hadn’t given Bobby his soul back…
So that brings us to 6.04, Weekend at Bobby’s. (written by Andrew Dabb, btw, who’s probably just as bitter about this timeline fuckery as I am) Bobby was mustering all of his resources trying to get enough leverage on Crowley to force him to return his soul. That took some doing.
Bobby tortured a demon into revealing Crowley’s human name (Fergus Roderick MacLeod), combined with Crowley having told Bobby that his favorite whiskey was Craig, narrowing down where in Scotland Crowley had hailed from. Bobby dug into his past (with the help of Rufus) and discovered Crowley had a son, Gavin MacLeod, who’d perished when his ship went down. The wreck of the ship had been discovered, and a ring belonging to Gavin had been recovered.
Rufus then went and stole the ring from a museum where it had been on display, and Bobby used it TO SUMMON THE GHOST OF GAVIN, in order to learn the location of Crowley’s bones. Sam and Dean then FLEW TO SCOTLAND TO DIG UP CROWLEY’S BONES BASED ON THE INFORMATION THEY GLEANED FROM GAVIN’S GHOST. BECAUSE BOBBY HAD BEEN ABLE TO TRACK GAVIN’S RING TO THAT SHIPWRECK.
This was the leverage Bobby needed to compel Crowley to return his soul. Sam and Dean standing over his grave, flicking a zippo open and closed, threatening to burn his bones… which is death for a demon.
So in 9.21 when Abaddon went back in time to pull Gavin out of his timeline the night before he was supposed to embark on that fateful sea voyage, thereby BORKING THE ENTIRE TIMELINE AND EFFECTIVELY RENDERING THE EVENTS OF 6.04 IMPOSSIBLE.
If Gavin stayed in the current timeline, there was no way for him to have died on that ship. There was no way Bobby could’ve retrieved his ring, or summoned his ghost. There was no way for Sam and Dean to have gone to Scotland to dig up Crowley’s bones, because without Gavin’s information, they wouldn’t have known where to dig.
There’s an argument that it was because of this “timeline borking” that allowed Crowley to bring Bobby’s soul to Hell in the first place (as we learned in 8.19, Taxi Driver, when Sam’s Hell Tablet Trial to free an innocent soul from Hell involved rescuing Bobby and returning his soul to Heaven). And on the surface that seems like at least a head-scratchingly plausible theory.
I mean, Bucklemming were responsible for 8.19, 9.21, and now 12.13 as well… but 6.04 and Gavin’s original inception were on Andrew Dabb. He’s likely been pissed off for years about this fuckery, and now that he’s showrunner he actually gets a say in fixing it. I’m really happy for him… :D
Because while the “Bobby’s soul” part of this equation is sort of handwaved by this theory, it doesn’t cover ~every other damned thing~ that was utterly borked by having Gavin yanked out of his timeline, INCLUDING the fact that this began the “saga of Crowley’s bones” that became a legit plot point later in s6…
It’s just… infuriating, because if the events of 6.04 were rendered impossible and never set to rights, it just leaves this gaping hole through which the rest of subsequent canon is built on a non-existent foundation. And that really, REALLY grinds my gears.
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1999 Most momentous moments with Scully, those that he runs over and over in his mind’s eye like a favourite clip from a video that isn’t his, happen in a threshold.
Lifetimes ago he was carrying Diana through a threshold, wedding band shiny and untarnished on his finger, the buzz of champagne and newly exchanged vows electric against his younger, thinner skin.
That time doesn’t compare to two years ago, when he broke past his doorway to stop her in his hallway and tell her, as best he could at the time, that he needed her. Since then, he has a slight aversion to bees and sometimes gets distracted by the memory of her lips parting right before he was able to show her just how much he needed her. He thought maybe he tasted her. Sometimes he let himself imagine that he had.
Now she’s in his threshold again and his ex-wife is dead and all he can think of is her voice like a beacon of sanity calling him to her when the world was upside down. She’s upset and he wants to comfort her and tell her that he can mourn Diana without thoughts of mouth-breathing into a gun barrel. That had it been her instead, there’d be a Roscharch-like splatter on the wall made of his precious brain matter and the picture he keeps of her in his wallet would be clutched tightly in his other fist.
“You were my friend and you told me the truth. Even when the world was falling apart, you were my constant. My touchstone.”
“And you are mine.”
In the threshold of number 42, she traces the lines of his face and the dip of his lower lip. He watches her staring at them, letting her learn the groove of his pout. He knows now that soon it’ll be his turn. He’ll press his lips to hers and know them too. Maybe in appreciation, maybe in celebration. Maybe both. Who knows what the new milenium might bring.
He fights the impulse to taste her thumb with his tongue and watches her walk away. He can no longer hear her but it doesn’t matter. He knows that when she gets on the elevator she’ll lean against the wall and close her eyes and exhale like she’s held her breath for six years. In a way she has. So has he.
He closes the door behind him but with the knowledge that the threshold remains open now. He gently touches his fingers to his lips, retracing her same movements. He closes his eyes and feels himself grow hard.
He prays that recovery comes quick. As for him…he’ll take his time.