In the Land of Wonderful Dreams

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Re: In the Land of Wonderful Dreams

Postby François » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:43 pm

I was spooked for sure but I distinctly remember a small portion of my intellect going "I appreciate the aesthetics of this vehicle".

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Re: In the Land of Wonderful Dreams

Postby MarsDragon » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:30 pm

Had a long series of dreams revolving around the theme of me being in high school while being an adult with a full-time job. In one I was failing because of having a job, in another there was an earthquake and I ended up staying in the classroom to make sure everyone got out safely (because adult), and in another some kid attached himself to me because he wanted to learn more about adulthood.

Put like that it all sounds really symbolic but they were mostly surrealistic nonsense like dreams usually are.

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Re: In the Land of Wonderful Dreams

Postby mharr » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:41 pm

There's an enduring affection for proper horror monsters because at least they respect us enough to put the work in on their clothes and hairdo before the rampage.

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Re: In the Land of Wonderful Dreams

Postby Silversong » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:51 pm

I had a really great dream last night, I wish I could remember it better. I know a friend and I were escorting a disguised queen through a crowded city, and then we were attacked.

I started off fighting with a rapier and my friend with a longsword, but at some point I started fighting two women who were dual-wielding parasols and then I also switched to parasol.

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Re: In the Land of Wonderful Dreams

Postby nosimpleway » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:17 pm

Lie-bot, what is the Silversongest thing?

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Re: In the Land of Wonderful Dreams

Postby Mongrel » Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:04 pm

I dreamed there was an old model of MG (though it actually looked kind of Jaguar-ish or maybe Alfa-Romeo-ish) that could fly. I wasn't looking for it, I randomly found someone who had a nicely-restored wine-coloured one they were trying to sell as part of hoarder estate sale on the site of a shuttered gas station. So it basically looked like a giant trash sale, except there was this one really nice classic car buried in the listings.

Obviously I can't fly and don't have a pilot's license so mostly I just drove it normally, but I did take it to a track and sort of Wright Brothers'd around the oval.

Mostly I was just geeking out about it to everyone I knew.

So anyway, I dreamed I bought a flying car, fuck yeah.

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Re: In the Land of Wonderful Dreams

Postby Yoji » Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:23 pm

Oh, dream logic.

"Oh, a nice flying car, not just a junky flying car like you see all the time. Too bad I don't have a license or I'd ride my flying car. This thought process makes complete sense."
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Re: In the Land of Wonderful Dreams

Postby Mongrel » Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:02 pm

Well, in the dream it was a rare gimmick/experiment carmakers didn't seem to do anymore (just a 60's thing maybe?), so this would have been more akin to finding, say, a DeLorean or a Bricklin. Or a Honda CB400/500/750A Hondamatic (which for over 30 years from the late 70's early 80's onwards was the only motorbike to have an automatic transmission, because purists are idiots).

But yeah, dream logic. :D
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Re: In the Land of Wonderful Dreams

Postby Yoji » Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:32 pm

Pretty sure we've all been woken up by a dream, but I don't remember being woken up because of a dream bug.

I was somehow stuck in a very empty cloakroom with Bernie Sanders, Nancy Pelosi, and a bunch of other faceless folks. Sanders suddenly starts yelling "Look! It's a large eastern beetle! Catch it!" Like all excited, not scared. I tried to catch it, but it ran up my arm and burrowed into my hair, and I guess the wiggling woke me up.

But it was really more cute than creepy! Thinking about it now, it looked most like a white-spotted sawyer, and I got the feeling it was more scared than anything. Made me think of how our lovebird would do the same before he decided I needed to fucking die. Like "help me hide from the crazy old man, mister!"
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Re: In the Land of Wonderful Dreams

Postby Yoji » Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:36 pm

Ah, a Late-to-a-Class-I-Didn't-Study-For dream... except it was to a kindergarten class, while still being a 30-something mess.

Oh, and I'm naked for good measure? Well, not quite. Managed to clothe myself... in a tacky Simpsons-themed button-down.

Man, just three weeks in and this online pre-kinder is really messing with my head.
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Re: In the Land of Wonderful Dreams

Postby Brentai » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:51 pm

Giant Armored Acid-Spewing Cockroach might be the most video game thing I've ever encountered in my subconscious.
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Re: In the Land of Wonderful Dreams

Postby mharr » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:25 pm

I'm aphantasic, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphantasia) but just had a brief dream where I wasn't. (Setting: Sitting up awake in bed.) The circuits for visual imagination are there, then - I just have no conscious waking access to them.

I guess the existence of dreams should make that obvious, but absent the intense strangeness of that one I couldn't really be sure because of course I don't remember them visually.

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Re: In the Land of Wonderful Dreams

Postby Friday » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:35 pm

Yeah the brain is fucking weird. Recent research has, for example, shed some light on long term amnesia, in that it's not so much that the information is gone as it is that the brain just cannot access it.

So maybe something similar is going on in your noggin.
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Re: In the Land of Wonderful Dreams

Postby nosimpleway » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:39 am

The old fortune-teller warned me to beware of camels at midnight, and look out for tall white men.

I'm the tallest, whitest guy I know.

And "look out for" can be a warning, and it can also mean "care for"

so for now I'm parsing this as my own brain desperately crying out for some self-care

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Re: In the Land of Wonderful Dreams

Postby Büge » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:01 am

And if you encounter a cigarette-smoking insomniac, walk the other way
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Re: In the Land of Wonderful Dreams

Postby nosimpleway » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:41 pm

I'm usually asleep by midnight, so if I run into a tall white guy smoking Camels it'll be in my own bedroom, which yes, is reason to look out.

(The local zoo just posted a video of their five-month-old camels frolicking, but that's at 10:30 am, not midnight. Hmm...)

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