when i was little and my parents were driving id pretend there was a man/being/thing running alongside the car who had to follow certain rules like “he can only travel by jumping from streetlight to streetlight” or “he can only walk on fences”
i was so surprised to find out that other people did similar things
i wonder what the underlying psychology behind it is
like its a really specific thing to do but almost everyone did it without telling other kids about it because we all thought it was probably weird or unimportant
i really hope that a psychologist sees this and will post the physiological reason why 99.9% of kids do this
Omg I did this as well. Either a person, or an animal, leaping from car to car, or bounding along beside the car. ._. Wow.
I always imagined people with wings. they could keep up cause they could fly really fast, but only existed as shadows. :0
I had several, from a supernatual squirrel thing that could only land on organic things (trees, grass patches) to the actual Grim Reaper. I don’t remember why I came up with the latter one, I think I just thought he was a cool dude.
My beside-the-car-runner was a rollerblading girl (doing sweet tricks and grinding on guard rails, natch) and sometimes a magical girl amalgam who could fly too.