Dreams thread

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

  1. Meagen Image

    Meagen Image Well-Known Member

    Tonight's dream is a weird mix of high magic fantasy with ruminations on the nature of good vs. evil and poorly-timed comedic moments. There was this dwarf who seemed like a good sort with terrible luck, but that was actually a goblin infiltrator, who had gone through extensive training and magic alternations and was under deep cover on a mission of sabotage. Once he revealed that and started laughing maniacally about all the things he'd successfully ruined, one of the heroes (who was a spellcasting sort) snapped and just went to try to kill him. In the middle of begging for his life the goblin dropped the phrase "I'll get you a job as a magician's sideboob!" which like, I don't think he knows what that means? I think he heard the phrase somewhere and assumed.
     
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  2. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    I had to take my brother to the airport early this morning, so of course last night I dreamed that we both overslept. Since he had definitely missed his plane by the time we "woke up", I just went back to bed. But on a whim I decided to check my phone, and immediately realized that I was dreaming. So the next step was to convince my brother that he was also dreaming, and the proof was that I was calling him on a flip-phone the size of a laptop; I haven't had a flip phone in years, and certainly not one so big.
    Unfortunately, some sort of sleep-paralysis had kicked in and I couldn't actually form words, although I could wave the phone around freely.

    Eventually my actual alarm woke me up on time.
     
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  3. Wingyl

    Wingyl Allegedly Magic

    I had a dream two nights ago that was mostly just incoherence but it had some really neat imagery: the characters in the dream got teleported into this massive (as in over a kilometer) biodome (tropical island, complete with a 'reef' on the beach side, but one side had the forested part butt right up against the edge of the dome) somehow, and they were exploring it, and everything seemed fine

    and then they turned around and realized that the sky was wrong. the blue was too deep and opaque (a little over a kilometer of air should have resulted in a kind of dark blue with maybe the brightest stars shining through), the clouds were too real, some of the trees too tall. we're talking palm trees over a hundred meters tall, forest trees on the slopes that should have been brushing the dome top, a mountain that should not have fit and earlier hadn't been there. the giant struts were still present so it was all still clearly inside the dome

    and they looked at the sky and turned and saw that over the sea was night, the solar terminator far too sharp and curved, the sea was night but the forest two hundred meters away was mid-afternoon and directly above them the sky shaded from blue earthlike daylight to the alien starfield within a few centimeters with not even a trace of reddish tinting and they were firmly on the daylight side on the ground

    the dome was filled with spacewarp and the inside was larger than it should have been


    and strange beings lurked in its depths

    (and then my mother woke me up >:( i wanted to see how the perception filter that had stopped them noticing earlier had worked, and what was going on with the tree that had fruit that pretended to be snails, and what was up with this strange apparently-human teenager the characters had found living there)
     
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  4. Wingyl

    Wingyl Allegedly Magic

    but seriously it was shaping up to be some sort of almost horror adventure movie type thing starring a largely not human cast, with the horror coming from both how earthlike the environment was when you could clearly see that it should not be (and the day sky was empty of stars) and how time and light and the world should not be doing that
     
  5. Kodachi

    Kodachi Well-Known Member

    I dreamed that we figured out that if everyone stood .050" further apart from everyone else we wouldn't have a violent crime problem.
     
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  6. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    i dreamed that i'd been painting many many abstract arts, and we had just rented a small storefront studio for a huge famous arts festival, and we'd arranged a couple dozen of the paintings on the little strip of lawn between the studio and the sidewalk while we got our other stuff set up inside. the festival was already starting but we weren't trying to sell anything yet, just sort of drawing interest. then i came out from setting up my absurdly huge easel and found that almost all of the paintings were gone, and in their place was a vast drift of cash money and used sandpaper.

    when we sorted the used sandpaper from the money, we found that it averaged about $900 a painting. which threw me for a loop because i'd planned to sell them for something like $150. i concluded that the money was Not My Problem, sicced barb on it, and started another painting.

    i never found out what the sandpaper was for.
     
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  7. Lazarae

    Lazarae You won't be the death of me

    That sounds like the start of a Magnus Archives statement.
     
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  8. Meagen Image

    Meagen Image Well-Known Member

    I had a dream that I'd somehow gotten myself invited to play on the Hermitcraft server. This was in the "backstory" of the dream, where I had memories of things that had happened before the "present moment". I think I somehow got Brian "Lorgon111" to vouch for me, and ended up making half a build and a single episode before flaking out on the whole thing? (I also did not have much experience in video editing, either.) Somehow I was still friends with everyone and getting up to friendly shenanigans with them IRL.
     
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  9. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    In my dreams, I had done all my laundry. Even the stuff difficult to clean. It was piled in baskets, needing to be put away, but it was all soft and clean and warm.

    I'm taking that - and my big disappointment on waking - that it's time for a laundry day.
     
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  10. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    This one isn't mine but I loled:
     
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  11. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    A bizarre number of my dreams take place in college-dorm cafeterias. Given the frequency, I would expect some sort of buried trauma, except I honestly don't remember the cafeterias at the college I went to being that bad. Sure, the food wasn't good, but it was edible and probably nutritious and available in large, quality-precluding amounts.
    It might be a metaphor for something, but hell if I know what. I hope it's not supposed to be prophetic.
     
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  12. Verily

    Verily a very ineffective hitman

    OH BUT SAME. I personally think my brain just likes the architecture of specific college cafeterias and finds them to be convenient large spaces where you usually don't have to be anywhere else right away and there are plenty of chances to encounter people.
     
  13. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    The part that bothers me is that it always follows the same pattern: I am suddenly in an unfamiliar cafeteria, I attempt to get food in what seems to me to be a reasonable fashion, and I fuck it up in some minor way such that someone feels the need to point out that I have ended up with a suboptimal food portion somehow. Not majorly suboptimal, but there's some procedure that grants maximum food quality (it might be a very low maximum) that everyone but me is familiar with.
    Was there an Incident during college that I have since blocked off? Is my subconscious trying to needle me about how my inability to determine food quality? Is this my version of "you're back in school and forgot to do the homework" dream?

    At least it's not the runaway bride dream; I haven't the faintest idea why that one keeps popping up.
     
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  14. Wingyl

    Wingyl Allegedly Magic

    I've had weird dreams about Ori and the Will of the Wisps randomizer, which is not out yet and in fact is still in the "Dev is posting excitedly about having gotten a crash report with actual line numbers" stage of early development.

    One had a hell seed where a minor oversight in shop price randomization resulted in the only progression option being to collect forty gorlek ore (and then everything else that could be purchased just costed spirit light, because the entire gorlek ore price pool was claimed by this one item).

    The other one was someone having made a terrible Cheat Engine based randomizer, that was an insult to randomizers everywhere, before randomizer dev Eiko could get out a release build of the reasonable randomizer, prompting them to go off on a rant about Cheat Engine.


    That second one was probably inspired by the various Cheat Engine cheats in the in-game time trials, clogging up the tops of the leaderboards with times with infinite jumps or skills they shouldn't have or just...cheating in keystones and skipping the *entire* trial.
     
  15. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Same lady as the last one I found:
     
  16. Meagen Image

    Meagen Image Well-Known Member

    I had a dream where I was walking outside and it was a chilly Autumn weather, but the jacket I had on was really puffy and meant more for deep winter. So I was too hot with the jacket on but too cold with it off.

    I stopped to sit on a bench and when I stood up, I left the jacket behind while putting it on at the same time. This put it into a quantum-like "half-worn, half-not" state where it was the perfect coverage for the weather.
     
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  17. garden

    garden lucid dreamer

    i had a dream abt an ace-attorney style trial that was also a rap battle, and when i won it became a Ninja Sex Party concert (opening w/ Mystic Crystal)
     
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  18. Kodachi

    Kodachi Well-Known Member

    I dreamed that I was part of the team putting together a large, heavy, steel and concrete building. I noticed that the design had no safety margin and the welds were poor, and figured it was going to collapse. So I went in and was frantically trying to reinforce the welds and it collapsed on me. My right arm was pinned and going numb (I was sleeping on it funny).
     
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  19. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    I had the wildest dream (probably because I was reading mutantstuck) last night.

    So Li'l Cal from homestuck was somehow simultaneously Zetsu from Naruto, and had been inside Bro (who was also Madara) Venom-style. Brodara was dead, and Deadpool, Venom, and Granny Weatherwax from Discworld were hunting him down. Granny was also helping out Dave (who was also Obito) with some headology. Dave was like ...ahh idk this reminds me of Rose. Rose is a Yamanaka? Also, Alpha Dave, Hal, Alpha Dirk, Roxy, and Rose were there. My cousin Jenny was playing cards woth Dave off to the side at one point??? No clue what's up with that; i haven't seen her in like a year.

    My waking mind supplies: Doc Scratch must also be Zetsu, and this makes Lord English Kaguya. That tracks.

    Now I need to stop before I do a total recast.
     
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  20. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Most of my nightmares over the past couple of years have been about dinosaur attacks. It's frustrating because I'm not any more scared of dinosaurs than I am of any other predatory animal when I'm awake, and I'm perfectly aware when I'm awake that T rex was not Godzilla and most likely wouldn't bother to bash down concrete walls for prey even if it could (the caloric expenditure would be ridiculous).
     
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