So basically then, what you are trying to say is that Kantara was talking to his imaginary friend? I have heard about people doing this as they get ahem 'older'.
They also buy little mopeds and sit in their garages astride them making 'vroom, vroom' noises.
Perhaps Kantara should be allowed to change his profile name to 'Thread' That way he could have his own smiley =
Keep up the good work - every forum needs a Kantara