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6th Aug '17 8:58:53 PM PaulA
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* ''Life Among the Savages'', Creator/ShirleyJackson's essays based on her family, describes a shopping trip with her son, daughter, and her daughter's seven daughters, all named Martha, whom Joanne has adopted after their real parents killed each other.

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* ''Life Among the Savages'', ''Literature/LifeAmongTheSavages'', Creator/ShirleyJackson's essays based on her family, describes a shopping trip with her son, daughter, and her daughter's seven daughters, all named Martha, whom Joanne has adopted after their real parents killed each other.
15th Jul '17 2:45:11 PM nombretomado
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* The Wind Woman in ''EmilyOfNewMoon,'' an AnthropomorphicPersonification whose shape changes with the direction of the wind.

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* The Wind Woman in ''EmilyOfNewMoon,'' ''Literature/EmilyOfNewMoon,'' an AnthropomorphicPersonification whose shape changes with the direction of the wind.
23rd Jun '17 10:41:00 PM JackG
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** Something similar happens in "The Girl in the Fireplace", when the Doctor appears in a little girl's bedroom to save her from the MonsterOfTheWeek. When he next pops in to check on her, he's accidentally jumped forward in time and discovers that SheIsAllGrownUp.
-->'''Reinette:''' It is customary, I think, to have an imaginary friend only during one's childhood. You are to be congratulated on your persistence.
** In "The Lie of the Land", Bill creates an imaginary version of her deceased mother as a confident on a brainwashed VichyEarth.
-->'''Bill:''' I er, made up a version of her. Yeah, I talk to her all the time.
-->'''Nardole:''' Oh well, that's not that weird. I used to have an imaginary friend, 'til he left me for someone else.
7th Jun '17 10:57:03 AM Flame
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* Prior to playing the title role on ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', Michael C. Hall played David on ''Series/{{SixFeetUnder}}'', an undertaker who was similarly prone to having imaginary conversations with his dead father and the other corpses he was working on. David was also [[Gayngst a devout Christian who struggled to reconcile his homosexuality with his faith]] and one of the most memorable of his imaginary "friends" was a young gay man followed him around taunting him about how he would go to hell. There was also a friendly young gang member who had been killed in a turf war, who convinced the normally meek David to take a firm/threatening stand in a business meeting with a rival real estate company. David also becomes badly traumatized at one point and - when he realises he has healed enough to resume his life again. The imaginary friends make David seem a little bit schizoidal, but they were a useful storytelling device because otherwise David , who was very introverted, anal and poor at communicating his feelings, would have come across as very one-dimensional and incomprehensible. His imaginary friends also seem to make him more functional, both because they act as a support network for him and because they make him more sensitive to the needs of his clients.

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* Prior to playing the title role on ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', Michael C. Hall played David on ''Series/{{SixFeetUnder}}'', an undertaker who was similarly prone to having imaginary conversations with his dead father and the other corpses he was working on. David was also [[Gayngst [[SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny a devout Christian who struggled to reconcile his homosexuality with his faith]] and one of the most memorable of his imaginary "friends" was a young gay man followed him around taunting him about how he would go to hell. There was also a friendly young gang member who had been killed in a turf war, who convinced the normally meek David to take a firm/threatening stand in a business meeting with a rival real estate company. David also becomes badly traumatized at one point and - when he realises he has healed enough to resume his life again. The imaginary friends make David seem a little bit schizoidal, but they were a useful storytelling device because otherwise David , who was very introverted, anal and poor at communicating his feelings, would have come across as very one-dimensional and incomprehensible. His imaginary friends also seem to make him more functional, both because they act as a support network for him and because they make him more sensitive to the needs of his clients.


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* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'': [[TheHeart Emu]] [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom Hojo]] was lonely child, who wished for a friend. This wished materialized as Pallad, PsychopathicManchild MonsterOfTheWeek.
21st May '17 12:50:13 PM nombretomado
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* The narrator of [[http://wanderers-library.wikidot.com/places-the-mind-cannot-go The Places the Mind Cannot Go]] from TheWanderersLibrary is one, created to help boost a child's self-esteem. When the child begins to feel good about themself again, it's left without purposes, begging to be noticed again.

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* The narrator of [[http://wanderers-library.wikidot.com/places-the-mind-cannot-go The Places the Mind Cannot Go]] from TheWanderersLibrary ''Wiki/TheWanderersLibrary'' is one, created to help boost a child's self-esteem. When the child begins to feel good about themself again, it's left without purposes, begging to be noticed again.
19th May '17 1:09:38 PM Bense
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* The "Dumarest of Terra" books ''Haven of Darkness'' and ''Prison of Night'' by E.C. Tubb involved a world where daily flares of stellar radiation induced detailed hallucinations of dead acquaintances, friends and enemies alike. Extensive conversations often occurred with these "ghosts."

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* The "Dumarest of Terra" "Literature/DumarestOfTerra" books ''Haven of Darkness'' and ''Prison of Night'' by E.C. Tubb involved a world where daily flares of stellar radiation induced detailed hallucinations of dead acquaintances, friends and enemies alike. Extensive conversations often occurred with these "ghosts."
27th Apr '17 8:25:32 AM NWolfman
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* The tragi-comic one-act play ''Goodbye To The Clown'' is about a little girl with an imaginary clown friend who's always getting her into trouble and whom she eventually realizes is [[spoiler:a coping mechanism for her father's death]].

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* The tragi-comic one-act play ''Goodbye To The Clown'' is about a little girl with an imaginary clown friend who's always who is constantly getting her into in trouble at school and whom she home and eventually realizes is reveals himself to be [[spoiler:a coping mechanism for her father's death]].
13th Apr '17 8:22:19 AM Demetrios
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-->'''[[ServileSnarker Niles]]''': [[JustForPun The Lord & Taylor giveth, the Lord & Taylor taketh away.]]
6th Apr '17 12:29:16 AM NWolfman
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* The tragi-comic one-act play ''Goodbye To The Clown'' is about a little girl with an imaginary clown friend who's always getting her into trouble and she eventually learns is [[spoiler:a coping mechanism for her father's death]].

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* The tragi-comic one-act play ''Goodbye To The Clown'' is about a little girl with an imaginary clown friend who's always getting her into trouble and whom she eventually learns realizes is [[spoiler:a coping mechanism for her father's death]].
6th Apr '17 12:28:15 AM NWolfman
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* Averted with the Nada Surf song "Imaginary Friends," which is about friends who aren't there for you when you need them.

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* Averted with the Nada Surf song "Imaginary Friends," which is about friends who aren't there for you when you need them.unreliable friends.


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* The tragi-comic one-act play ''Goodbye To The Clown'' is about a little girl with an imaginary clown friend who's always getting her into trouble and she eventually learns is [[spoiler:a coping mechanism for her father's death]].
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