So, here's an interesting concept/idea/topic. I was talking to people in the IRC a day or so ago, discussing shitty stories for some reason (I know, ME talk about shitty stories!). We eventually got on the topic of the popular series "Thirteen," including the original "Thirteen Days" and its sequel "Thirteen Nights."
In thirteen nights, there is a scene in which the main character describes (more of a half mentioned, half 'read between the lines' kind of deal) that, at the very least, to him, a TB is someone who is legitimately babied, or at the very least has baby stuff and uses it. Everyone else was nothing more than a DL, even if they didn't have diapers.
Whilst the logic there is clearly flawed- depending on how you're looking at it,, it does bring up some good points and ideas. The philosophy of what we consider AB/TB/DL/BF, how we define it, and how we view each individual idea in both concept and act.
There's an old saying that I'm sure at least a few of you have heard. "Actions speak louder than words." If this is true, wouldn't that then mean that a TB, perhaps, should be more so viewed as someone who is actively using, or at least pretending to be, baby items or being babied? How do we /define/ TB/AB/DL/BF? It isn't like a nationality where you know it simply because of more factual, tangible evidence. Being a TB, at the very least, in a lot of cases is nothing more than an emotion we perceive to be trying to tell us that internally, we have infantile feelings. Then again, for others it's a sexual feeling, but that's not my area of expertise.
My ramblings and ideas lead me to some strange conclusions. What do we define as a TB? AB, DL, BF? When is the threshold crossed? When is everything started, and where does it end, of at all? Do actions truly speak louder than words, or are unspoken emotions more powerful than the action of suckling on a pacifier? What do you all think?