Dreams thread

Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by Wiwaxia, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. wes scripserat

    wes scripserat Hephaestus

    am i the only one where there are dreams, but the architecture in the dreams, in familiar, is still incorrect?

    for example, i had a dream where i was crying in r's arms for whatever reason, and suddenly he vanished. i was standing in the back stairwell of our school, and for whatever reason there was a window showing into a completely different section of street.
    he turned and sneered at me, and i couldn't scream or move.
    but in the dream the wrong architecture did not seem wrong, it only is wrong in retrospect.
     
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  2. tinyhydra

    tinyhydra a dingus

    Haha, probably for me. But I am the type who forgets about a room's layout ten seconds after seeing it, so any real life places in my dreams would have to be warped in some way just to make up for missing details, yunno?
     
  3. blue

    blue hightown funk you up

    for some reason I have weird dreams where I have what my subconscious thinks AMAB junk is like.

    once I had this really long plot-heavy dream where two distant unrelated acquaintances of mine at my school were running a werewolf drug murder cult while I explored magical NYC.
     
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  4. Acey

    Acey that's my fun and i like fun

    Definitely not just you. I frequently have dreams set in my house, but it never actually resembles my house. At all.
     
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  5. Morven

    Morven In darkness be the sound and light

    Sometimes it's the war dreams that bother me. I think I had one of those last night. But the details are fuzzy. All those doomed people.
     
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  6. tinyhydra

    tinyhydra a dingus

    I can't imagine having a war dream that wasn't bothersome, Morven. Maybe like a wacky comedy type one... Springtime for Dream Hitler, or something.
     
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  7. blue

    blue hightown funk you up

    my friend dreamed she was skateboard-racing Stalin once, and then he Tom-and-Jerry style collided with a wall he hadn't seen.
     
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  8. Speaking of Stalin, one of my only sex dreams was of turning into vagina!Stalin and fucking Hitler, who had a second penis on his chest so that I could blow him at the same time. There was a crowd of onlookers.
     
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  9. Acey

    Acey that's my fun and i like fun

    Stalin/Hitler OTP.
     
  10. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    I once had a dream where I and a bunch of other worshippers were following our Goddess through a house. Non-Euclidean geometry, strange lighting, bits and pieces of who-knows-what. As she wandered through the house, she would look out the windows and become increasingly worried, but what about we were unable to understand. We'd look out the windows after her and see nothing but the sun setting across the grass. I think something may have been the wrong color, but that wasn't meaningful. What was meaningful was that she was becoming alarmed and none of us mortals could possibly comprehend why. So the entire dream was just us following her around begging her to explain what was wrong in terms we could understand.
     
  11. Ink

    Ink Well-Known Member

    I dreamed about my butter dish last night.

    It is a nice butter dish...
     
  12. Wiwaxia

    Wiwaxia problematic taxon

    Oh, are we talking about weird sex dreams?

    Because my very first sex dream involved having sex with Aphrodite (!) who had a "thousand" vaginas (I knew it to be a thousand by dream-logic, even though it really only looked like about a dozen)

    I have also dreamed about having sex with a girl who had a giant sea anemone for genetalia.
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    Like one of these jobs, complete with the nice pink tips, but like 30-40cm across.
    I was very impressed that my dream managed to recreate the really distinctive kind of sucking sticky sensation of anemone tentacles on skin. (although an anemone that big would definitely have stung through my skin, not just stuck to it)

    My subconsciousness is an Interesting place, evidently.
     
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  13. TwoBrokenMirrors

    TwoBrokenMirrors Succulent Vex Belly

    Aww, my sex dreams are boring compared to y'all's, they just involve normal people and usually actual sexual acts. The boyfriend has turned up, but I've also dreamt about doing it with entirely random folks, like the guy who used to work for my cousin in her shop, whom I wasn't even really friends with, just acquaintances. Also he's married and has at least one kid, though the dream carefully left that part out.
    I don't generally come in the dreams though i get close enough to want it. I'm usually a woman as I am in reality but once I was a guy; I am apparently piss-poor at managing male genitalia though because I couldn't satisfy my female partner and felt really bad about it.

    It doesn't tend to be architecture that's wrong in mine but people- the dream thing where they look different but you know it's them. But my brain doesn't hold on to people very well. It's not that good at details generally, even my more detailed dreams are still sort of, well, 'dreamlike'. My brain apparently feels that Minecraft style is a good one, though, because it keeps recurring. I once dreamed that I was with my friends when an Enderman turned up (my brain carefully specified that we were in Creative mode so it couldn't hurt us... possibly because it knew I'd flip out otherwise and derail the dream) and started talking to us, asking if we wanted to hear what it had to say, and I was suspicious and refused several times but then got somehow talked into agreeing and the Enderman then told me something super important and special that I can no longer remember. I think the idea was that it was some kind of reward for something- making friends with Endermen, maybe. xP

    Other dreams have involved dead badgers, my primary school, being naked outside a Toys 'R Us, a weird sort of 'witches' cottage' attraction, and mounted heads of Predators. I woke myself up from that one before they started possessing scarves and killing people.
     
  14. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    Today I had a dream where it was either World War I or II, and I and two other people were trying to convince some German Officers that we were French people willing to spy on other French people for the Germans, only nobody (neither we nor the officers) could speak a word of French. In fact, I was under the impression (or was just hoping really hard) that none of the officers had ever met any French people before.
    I think the aide-de-camp was side-eyeing us, but he didn't say anything.
     
  15. wixbloom

    wixbloom artcute

    Today I dreamed I was with friendly dreampeople (meaning, friends, but nobody I know IRL) and we were exploring this huge decrepit marketplace thingy and killing monsters and getting loot and I was learning a lot about ~*~secrets of my past~*~ basically I think I dreamed I was in some spin-off of Dragon Age II? The graphic style sure looked similar.
     
  16. garden

    garden lucid dreamer

    Oh hey, we have two dream threads.

    Pretty much every time I have a dream in my house, the architecture is wrong in retrospect. I can think of one dream in which this wasn't the case, and it only took place in two of the rooms in my house. In pretty much all the others, there are additional rooms or secret passageways (there was a cool one in which the guest bedroom closet had a secret door to a handful of secret rooms), the rooms are different, the rooms are moved around, etc. Usually it does stick to being a one-story house, as it is in real life.

    Whenever I dream about my school, however, the changes are vast. My high school is a large campus with a lot of different buildings, most of which have only one floor. I have had dreams where my school is a gigantic twelve-story tower, or a vast three-story complex, or all sorts of ridiculous things that almost never resemble my actual school. Usually my house at least vaguely resembles my actual house, but my school is always quite different... although it wasn't always this way, as I think most of my dreams about my middle school and elementary school were at least fairly similar to the real thing, whereas my high school dreams are usually not even faintly similar.
     
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  17. Lazarae

    Lazarae You won't be the death of me

    I'm like 98% nightmares or night terrors, but sometimes my brain doesn't do the horror right.

    One time I had a zombie dream (I think when I was re-replaying Theresia, hence the purple corpses) that took place after the zombie rising. Whatever was making the dead walk had stopped and the zombies stopped with it, all falling down wherever they were. I was with a group of survivors in a desert town, not coastal desert like where I live, and we were ankle deep in purple decaying corpses. The detail was horrifying- I can remember the various states of decay and ye gods the smell- but it was more funny than anything because they had dropped wherever they were or whatever they were doing. Here's one with his butt sticking up! Here's one asleep on a severed leg he was eating but now he's using it as a pillow, aww. I woke up going "wow that was a messy dream" because of all the nasty corpses, but more amused than scared or grossed out. Maybe I'm weird.

    More recently I had a weird dream where I was in some kind of hardcore fantasy RP MMO that my dad also played (which is weird because he doesn't RP anymore and definitely not in games) with Minecraft elements? I remember there was a blocky cave where we could mine for resources and fight baddies but most of the 'overworld' was hyper-realistic graphics. I befriended one of the server admins for our region and she showed me how to use voice chat instead of typing and having the computer convert it to our voice. Except later it was revealed we were in stasis-y game pods playing the game with our minds? And then zombies. I was playing a witch in a small village, my in-game fiance who was a paladin-equivalent found out and I had to kill him, and then I found him standing outside my window while I was hanging herbs so I killed him again. People were fleeing to the church, but that was where the zombies were coming from and they were walking right into the hoard. And then my admin friend contacted me and told me that the zombies weren't supposed to be part of the game. They were some kind of weird glitch or hacked in 'feature' that happens when a character dies. You're supposed to lose that character and go to the new chargen screen, but instead you're trapped in that character's dead body and can't log out. Eventually you die because you can't leave the game to take care of yourself (that's where the stasis-y pods come in. Being trapped in a dead character apparently breaks the stasis part) and by then you're a little loopy and become a literal ghost in the machine. And since you're scared because you couldn't log out/where trapped in a corpse for an indefinite amount of time, and probably a little angry, you might start attacking people. Not all zombies do- she pointed out my character's fiance might have just sought me out because I was familiar, or because he felt bad because he was going to betray me, and I/my character was all kinds of broken up about having to kill him to protect myself. (Being in-game for too long starts blurring the lines between your identity and your character's, as well.)

    Then she switched characters (actually split her consciousness between her chars) to her Admin Character, which incidentally happened to be my character's chosen goddess (all admins have a deity character), and told me it was very important we stay in character, and then sent me into the zombie church. There was a cool little stealth sequence where I was sneaking around the church watching them paint weird symbols in blood. Admin friend told me the game's magic system was an important part of the base code- half of the code was actually done following its rules? And they were trying to bring themselves back to life or delete their 'souls' from the server, whichever worked. Then she told me to get out and find her and her in-game husband. There were a couple floaty islands I visited that were also blocky and minecrafty with non-zombie enemies I had to sneak/fight through (I bumped into my dad's character on the way, his deity had him on a similar quest) and then I was back at the hyper-realistic overworld and met up with my friend's non-deity character and her husband as promised. I think I woke up before we ever reached a resolution though.
     
  18. albedo

    albedo metasperg

    Bizarrely elaborate dream about somehow ending up in an alternate US where economic stratification has become more and more extreme. Spent a lot of time going through shops, trying to get the feel of the place, but for some reason I was impersonating a pompous military officer, so my assistant-guy really didn't want me to go to the undercity where the normal people lived. And also all the money was based on odd numbers so nobody would take my change. :\

    I've actually been having a ton of really elaborate dreams lately; not sure why.
     
  19. Lazarae

    Lazarae You won't be the death of me

    @albedo Once I switched meds (I think it was the seroquel that did it) my dreams got a lot more vivid and elaborate. I usually forget them once I stop thinking about them, but I've had crazy elaborate dreams since I've been on my current staples. (Actually I think it's the effexor because they took me off the seroquel before I moved and they put me back on it and the dreams stayed. Anyway, some meds make your dreams go weird, I've been told). But yeah I haven't had a short, simple dream in about five years. I kinda like the complex plots. They make great story fodder.
     
  20. albedo

    albedo metasperg

    Interesting. Yeah, this actually does correlate strongly with the sertraline taking effect. Neat!

    The complex plots are kinda fun, though I wish they would come up when I'm awake and kill this writer's block. XD
     
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