i met my cousin at a fancy restaurant. she couldn’t remember how she got there. my immediate family was at a table nearby us, apparently they had decided to eat there too. my cousin told me that our fathers were eating together at the same place as well, so we went to see them. further on i found them again , at another table. so i think my dreaming mind got confused between coincidences & alternate timelines. i told my dad that there were actually four versions of him, around the restaurant. the size of the restaurant was now much larger, & it had multiple floors. the lowest floor was a casino, and I found myself talking with a cute casino operator. i accused her jokingly of stringing me on just to get me to keep betting. i made a big scene of how hurt i was by this.
waiting for a bus or a train outside of a supermarket. someone i knew from long ago was telling me how he was moving things forward with getting different headquarters to change locations so it was more convenient for everyone. i was really impressed by how he wasn’t just talking but actually doing something important. another old friend from way back was distributing some kind of propaganda by writing on the shopping carts. i helped him out by spray painting arrows or words onto the carts, & then moving them into strategic locations so people would find them.
i bought a laser online & it turned water into a dangerous acid. it spilled on the carpet & i had to do lots of dishes before i could wash the carpet out in the sink. all the while i tried to look up how to neutralize the acid online, but i had trouble operating my phone.
i was in a kind of team shooter like overwatch, & strange things were going on. in short there was a kind of virus that was planted by aliens to take over the world. when teammates got infected they started manufacturing computers & kitchen food processors to further their mission. i tried to shoot some but i ran out of bullets in my pistol. to get more bullets we had to cross back to the infected zone. we had to cross a deep chasm on a very flimsy bridge. i tried to hack into their computers but they noticed & tried to stop me.
i was trying to fix a toilet (it was outdoors) but i didn’t know what i was doing so i made it worse. this caused water to seep into the ground. so i started a really messy operation to dig everything out, & reattach all the pipes. the doors to the house were repeatedly left unlocked, & i think it was due to my carelessness.
i was in a gallery room, in which was a series of portraits drawn by jim davis, encased in plexiglass.
[really not been remembering dreams lately. it’s like i’ve gotten out of practice. i have lots of dreams but they are gone.]
at a big family gathering, but we’re in separate groups of about 5. when it’s our turn, our plates are put into a big microwave & heated up. it is a ceremonial process & it takes a very long time.
i really liked sandwiches from this one restaurant. i left a very dark bedroom in a strange location, & made my way down dark streets & through a kind of trap door in the wall into the restaurant. it was staffed by a big family of siblings, & they were busy closing up shop for the day. i was sad because i wanted a sandwich. they knew me & gave me a loaf of bread & a bunch of post-it sized slips with recipes on it so i could make my own dressings. i was very grateful, & i started back. but halfway there i remembered that we already have a loaf of bread at home so i went back to the restaurant to return the loaf they gave me. but when i approached, they thought i was there to buy ecstasy – which they recommended to take while i eat my sandwich. i got very nervous about buying drugs & fumbled with the money. in the dream i opened the tor browser, updated it to the latest version, & was about to search for interactions between escitalopram & mdma, when i woke up.
(i looked it up now, & it’s not a good mix, apparently. also i’ve never tried mdma or had any contact with it in my life, so i have no idea where this all came from. i do like sandwiches though & now i’m hungry)
i was in a strange house in an expansive green field. about 5 people were vacationing there with me. i took 2 or 3 of them in a jeep to look for a cool place to hike around in. i thought we were driving very far away but it was only a short drive to get to a steep valley with catacombs cut in it. we walked inside & there was a dark ride like a disneyland attraction. i called someone on an oversized walkie-talkie.
i was being hosted by my sister again, but her house was a large crowded mansion. i wasn’t alone – i had brought my entire youth group with me (i am not part of a youth group). we put down wooden pallets to cover the floor & protect it from the wildness of our group. everyone got into sleeping bags & i was interested by how candy fell down under the top of the pallets & could not be reached. my sister was pushed out of her room by our group, but she was ok with it. someone (me?) was sent back & forth to get hard liquor from downstairs; there was a number of whiskies & sake. someone was boiling mushrooms in a pot.
i was in a tall building, with lots of stairs. i made several trips up & down to the basement. each time was with different people, i think we were trying to hide from something happening up on top. going down smelled bad & was flooded, & it seemed to be collecting corpses of some of the people who came with us who died. even though it was very deep down, the lowest level seemed to be even with the ground outside.
i was installing a new modem for my router to connect to. installation was a big ordeal, & i had to watch a long interactive video presentation that went off on a huge tangent to astrophysics & lightsaber battles in a starship. i tracked down the professor who had created the VHS tape & found my way to boxes of her old research in a library somewhere. i found photocopies & notes & a bag of change for more photocopies, as a gift for whoever continued her research. i tried to calculate the sizes of different databases of “standard candle” stars & got overwhelmed by sheer sizes stored on discs.
lol we just had internet problems so i rebooted the modem at home. weird how my dream is ~~~coming true ~~~~
had a really really long dream i can’t really condense down & thinking of making a kind of comic about it but idk
i was in a classroom trying to impress other students. i used colorful wires to connect plastic pieces on a board & i called it my “vore” artwork.
someone i knew was working on a concept rendering of a game where you control a little girl climbing up a hill. weird scary things pop out but nothing was dangerous.
i witnessed the results of a harrowing traffic accident & had a nightmare (in-dream). i related this nightmare to the homestar runner brothers & they made a special episode for me.
i found a way to take advantage of people who fell into a time freeze by taking their cell phones & gaining time to myself, which reset after a while, reverting all memories except my own. good deal!! but to my chagrin, my boss has discovered the same trick, & now i am stuck with him. we go into darker & darker ethical territory, wondering what happens to someone who dies before time resets.
trying to synchronize two big old analog clocks, in a dark industrial city. my dad was there.
helping a younger brother type pick out a sailboat. i was showing them how to use the pole and paddle around in the water. but the pole was bendy in the middle.
i visited a retirement home where there was an elaborate & fascinating augmented reality system built for residents. each resident had an animal avatar & everything the resident did was mirrored in the virtual world.
extremely long dream where i was watching/participating in a let’s play of a non-existent puzzle game. the player character was a woman who wanted to romance a huge cast of people & had some kind of reset feature that allowed her to remember past-future experiences … so if you play enough times you could romance everyone perfectly in-game. it was v sexual & lots of fortune telling mechanics & secret doors. while this was happening i was exploring a tie-in exhibit which was like looking through the protagonist’s bedroom & finding tons of secret passageways & documents that give you clues about what happened after the game was over. i was reluctant because i hadn’t played the game yet, only watched it sort of, & i put the game on my wishlist.
oh & one of the romanceable characters was named “poison” & she was the hardest (?) & the internet was full of guides on how to get her.
i was in a house that was a focus of infiltrations by several masked heroes. i had trouble telling them apart & was trying to unmask some of them. they kept sneaking up on me.
i played a third-person hybrid sports/shooter game. i controlled a small green creature like a gremlin & i wasn’t very good – but i did score a shot on someone without even looking, & i made a big deal about it, yelling about how i “no-scoped” it like griffin likes to say. one of my teammates was a kind of orc-woman who reminds me of someone from twitter, & they got in trouble for traveling with the basketball by a referee who came out of nowhere. my teammate was really upset about how arbitrary the rules were. we chilled out outside the arena in the sunlight,
later i was in a dormitory, a shared living space with a bunch of other faceless people. my mom was there & i was setting up a computer for her, but it was showing my computer screen which had tons of tabs open & it made me really nervous that she was looking at all my personal stuff.
i was on a confusing campus sprawl. i went into a dark auditorium/gymnasium with a handful of people & we were told to pair off. it was a sex workshop & i was nervous about the door being unlocked. i gave my partner a good orgasm & then left. i spent a lot of time finding my way across the mazelike array of buildings & eventually found a train station.
in a small commune, living in an apartment space. part of my job there was to put a strange jelly blob on my head (with straps) & use it to interact with a computer in a kind of augmented reality interface. i had to wear color coded gloves to indicate which action i was going to do with the computer. there was a big procedure to get my jelly hat upgraded to a fancier jelly hat, eventually my request was granted and a woman brought me a special case with the new jelly.
on a train to work, someone saw my rainbow stripes & asked if i was “into pride” & i mumbled a noncomittant “mmm yeah”
i also attended an exam, the teacher was the guy i volunteer with at high school math classes. the exam was a bunch of riddles with no real answer, i was stumped.
visiting an abandoned house-like structure with a team of urban explorers. it was clearly empty before we came in but now it’s full of our personnel. everyone is in a positive & excited mood. one of the features of this house is that there are big flat mickey mouse faces on some of the top layers of floors? like someone put a floor through his head. finding them is like discovering a wonderful secret.
awwwww yeah ð
someone was interviewing me about my many amazing projects???? & i was worried about saying too much about my personal life. also i learned a new trick about how to visualize music so i could make mixtapes easier – it would help me remember the title of a song i was trying to recall.
among masses of other people coming out of public transportation i saw an old acquaintance from junior high & he was wearing a big flowing dress & i was very impressed. he was uncharacteristically happy about it.
then i was in an expansive skyscraper, at the very top. i was with another group of people i know, including a drinking buddy & his husband. i was stressed for time & supposed to go across town to an office. i had a big bag full of takeout food. it was like a maze going through the near-roof area.
to bridge a large gap my friend used a pistol to trigger a switch on the other side. floating discs came out of a receptacle & we could ride them. the group split up & i too went my own way eventually. i got lost trying to backtrack. a older person who was the architect of the area showed me the way to get back to the first floor & leave the building.
visiting an old lady’s house with a small group of people. she set out a number of homemade pastries that don’t look extremely appetizing. they are all quite different & it is hard to decide which one i want. i finally choose one to eat & she puts mustard on the ice cream …. it is actually a good addition.
at a very large hotel building with a lot of guests & a dining establishment attached. i used the elevators a lot. in our sparse room, a drawer was mysteriously filling up with tiny trinkets, perhaps they were ball bearings. my dad was there & we deduced that the internet connection was filling the drawer up.
i was visiting a utopian society with a group of people. they had tons of bikes & bike like vehicles you could just ride wherever. we visited a farm area & they had huge citrus trees with gigantic enormous fruits in various stages of decay. i found plums that were tasty. we watched them processing some of the fruit. then we rode back on a motley assortment of vehicles to a legal office where someone was approving various requests. one request was by a gay couple who wanted a child & it was approved & they were overjoyed. they then grew a child in a farm like a plant. they were very happy about it. somehow i understood that a little girl who was with us had a father & that father was a toy bouncy ball. it was satisfying.
trying to sleep but remembered my dream from last night….. solving puzzles in a strange house. a cassette tape is a clue & it has a screwdriver hidden inside it. it’s a set of 3 audio clues…. the end led me to a chandelier that moved like a pendulum around a geometric design on the ceiling.
i was tending a small, strange, messy garden. a small patch of ground with some crawling vines going up a chain link fence. i went into a club house & left my shoes outside, when i came back there were some small cockroaches that had set up inside them. tapping the shoes didn’t get them out, but exposing them to the sun did.
i was in a movie about crime & intrigue, i was trying to help the detectives track down this criminal but i was also a criminal? there were lots of double crosses & jail cells & scuba gear & submarines.
back inside the city-structure, but well-lit & not a dreary place. this time a clownish individual joined me. they could transform into different characters, with different personalities. i could see ahead in the “game” that they would eventually gain the power to support several different characters+personalities at the same time, which indicated that they didn’t really transform so much as get replaced by other entities at will.
someone was approaching & we were somehow racing against time to get to a specific goal: to stop a sub-structure from being filled with water. the first step was to go into the building that was the source of the water & shut down its water pipe/pump whatever. inside it was full of glass panels.
ð this is my jam
vaguely remembering another half-underground city/market/mall/street/village
in a town that looked kind of like san francisco. local pub owner was running a short order cook shop that seemed to make nothing but eggs. i was up at 3am & i wanted some food. they were busy with other orders so i went away. later i found several cooked eggs in my refrigerator.
next to a busy highway i found a spot to sit down, like a public meeting spot on a flat wooden platform. a man showed up & we had a really nice conversation that bordered on flirting. i had to go home so i took my bike & set off. it was dark & i kind of lost my way, ended up at a confusing row of houses that blended into the street so you had to kind of go through some of them. i got stuck with my bike trying to go through someone’s patio & not letting their dog escape. a father & two children were alerted & they kind of adopted me & helped me out for an extended sequence where i helped paint some kind of arts project with them & picked out the correct nose shape for a doll (it was the extremely penis shaped nose). eventually we found my bike that had disappeared & i said farewell & went off again.
dwarf fortress dream
i was part of a team trying to infiltrate a place like sea world. trained fish were doing tricks & one of the team members jumped into the water to cause a distraction. meanwhile we were organizing inside a small restaurant, but we had to find a way out. i opened a panel to an attic area where we set up a small headquarters. we were waiting for a signal from the few who go out, & i was threatened by a woman carrying a powerful laser. i wrested the laser away & we started running into a hall of mirrors. eventually she caught up to us & revealed that she was helping us get out by making it look like she tried to stop us. we left the park & made our way to the rendezvous point, a tiny alley that opens into a little cul de sac. the team was waiting for us & we celebrated.
dream about cabinets and lesbians.
one hell of an origin story
i had gotten a recommendation for a lawyer (??!!?) but i’m not sure why. in a dark waiting room (in a massive building, of course) i found someone i know who was in mourning. someone took me to view where the lawyer terminals were (dunno what that means, but i was familiar with it). a series of ancient computers, each one different & decorated differently, were arrayed in a forest. they took a group of new clients into a stuffy room where we were served a multiple course meal & the lawyer presented some stuff. he reminded me of an accountant i once worked with. it seemed very “holistic” as there were no details & i have no idea what i was doing there.
after all this, i was lying in bed with my wife. suddenly TWELVE medium sized lizards crawled across the wall, in a staggered formation. one of them ate a bug with a huge sticky tongue. i was so elated to see these lizards, it was shocking & exciting. i tried to turn off some music playing on the side but it was wired wrong.
i completely freaked out, in a good way
i’m sure this is some kind of positive omen
medium sized lizard in my mind is about 1 hand span.
maybe that’s a small lizard on the great scale of lizards.
<generic bad body image dream, no need for details>
first memorable dream in like 3 weeks
hadean lands dream because i played (& finished) hadean lands late last night
just basically navigating weird spaces
there was an impssibly tall container being transported extremely quickly
also there were some weird-ass ponds that we were trying to traverse and document
is this a dream …….
……….. or a plea
in a very crowded tiny living complex. i was trying to get materials to roll a cigarette but the tiny garden ok the roof of the complex was not providing the appropriate kinds of leaves. a person with a horse head tried to steal a covered wagon.
looping dream where i was on a plane, the plane lands, & then i am outside of the plane trying to find a parking spot to pick up the people on the plane ..?? it happened a few times. the last iteration i explored the complex passageways & ladders running through the hanger system, seeking a high enough vantage point in order to find the best possible parking space. someone was with me for that exploration, it might have been my sister.
at another combination strip mall / enclosed mall. it was a special day, & there were amusement park rides all over the mall. the wildest one was a saucer disk with a shoulder harness, & it took you all around the mall very quickly. it ended as it dumped you in a water trap. there were lots of people around constantly, my mom and i took another mechanized rope up to the beginning platform for that wild ride. later we were trying to get out of the parking lot & my mom pushed a metal barrier into a car because they were blocking the road.
getting off a crowded train into a pedestrian street at night. someone imposing i didn’t like from middle school recognized me & took me to a strange underground kitchen. someone gave me three small foreign coins so i could purchase the specialty: three soft rolls with fancy cheese in them, packed in a flat cardboard box.
i was staying at my relatives’ house in boston, & there was about to be a big party with a large cake. an accomplice & myself went into a cavernous underground parking lot & went into a car that doesn’t belong to us. we stole a bag & i tried to operate a really archaic PDA kind of device that had secret info in it. the owner of the car caught us later, & i tried my best to lie & say we didn’t take anything, but they got violent & found evidence on me. we somehow were able to convince them that we were doing something good (!!) & the theft victim gave us huge rolls of cash, apparently millions of dollars.
i was on a tiny crowded propeller plane & it did an emergency landing on water. everyone survived but got split up & we had to walk through forests & stay in a building tent kind of thing. there was an extremely tall rollercoaster which i was too scared to go on – but it was very slow & nobody screamed very much. i got into a knife fight???????
i was in a large & imposing campus, doing some kind of sociological study. i carried a bag full of computer equipment to help me take notes & do the research. one place i really wanted to gain access to was the AI facility. i took a number from a machine outside & waited my turn, wondering all that time what i would ask the AI. i bought an enamel pin that said something snarky about the NSA & the AI program. in the meantime i made a long & involved comic & showed it to a friend.
i accompanied a group of about 20 people as they went to do a bungee jump down a small canyon. but a rock slide was triggered & the whole thing filled up with rock & gravel. it was probably deadly but everyone made it through unscathed. afterwards i had a mixup ordering a tiny refrigerator & a big refrigerator was delivered instead.
huh, i didn’t know detroit was directed by david lynch. nice
i dreamt i wore a cute girly mumu
apparently it’s spelled “muumuu”?
at a strange campus area, i kept moving from scene to scene. i was buying groceries in a long aisle. i was listening to humorous lectures held by renegade students. i was driving a very old car. i was riding a bike & trying to listen to a podcast on a cassette player, but the tape fell out. i wanted to ask my boss a question & he took on the face of my old old old boss. there was a car chase with the renegade students & it ended tragically. i kept trying to figure out which day it was.
magic dream. i attended a rave party at a cursed building – the only way out was through a crumbling section of wooden & metal scaffolding. even if you could get past that you had to perform some kind of ritual with pixie dust. someone who could shape shift turned into a fish & teleported everyone to a safe location. this weird orange fish person was pretty sexy. there was an oral sex scene.
weird glitchy mmorpg dream. i planned on doing the ultimate shitpost of going back to the level 1 housings & screencapping myself saying something like “here’s where i will live”. it was the funniest & cleverest thing anyone ever thought of & i talked about it endlessly with other people in the area.
another office dream. with coworkers i don’t know. at a weird restaurant that served me a pile of seafood & raw salmon.
arcing electricity inside a vacuum cleaner. a pile of logs made into the worst flight of stairs imaginable (my dad was wobbly on it). some kind of erotic thing with two naked cuties.
something about inspecting an underground carpark that didn’t drain properly & got flooded during heavy rains. very strange curved architecture. investigating insufficiently small drain holes.
another dream where i worked in a big office with lots & lots of coworkers. phew. i saw a metalworking shop that was also a woodworking shop AND a health food store.
i worked in a company with a lot of people i do not know, but we’re apparently very close. we go to an after-work event at some kind of broken down abandoned school, where we are going to learn how to make various fun cocktails. one of the cocktails is called a “starlit” which i am very excited about, but i never actually learn how to make it – because i follow some of my coworkers into a side room where we start to get some weed paraphernalia together. it’s very complex, & part of it is me trying to swallow a usb key. i had promised i wouldn’t get intoxicated though, because i have to drive back home. so i only take one hit off the vaporizer or whatever weird contraption is made. we then wander around a room full of virtual awards that some of my coworkers had won doing online gaming things. i walk outside again, past everyone making cocktails, & i start to smash my car apart, only to realize halfway through that it’s not my car, it belongs to one of my coworkers. oops!!! i’m trying to explain that i meant to destroy my car, not anyone else’s, & that i will pay them back for it. they don’t seem too upset, just kind of sad.
working on solving an adventure game puzzle, maybe a friend or two are there with me. i keep returning to a few locales in the game and i need to find an amulet or a sigil in order to open some mechanisms and proceed. i peruse the walkthrough forums & i’m mostly frustrated that i can’t type with the game runes in the forum text, like the other participants can.
i flew to a place that i guess is my mind’s idea of what urban japan looks like. i was on some kind of a business related trip, i really thought highly of myself & i spoke boisterously to anyone whenever i had a chance. for instance i was explaining how good it is to carry a big unwieldy notebook to some people at a restaurant, they didn’t seem all that interested. the waiter gave me a really fancy heavy gold pen because i was soooooo important. also one of my old bosses was at the restaurant and he wanted me to explain something about single-lens reflex cameras, which i was going to do but i had to go back to my hotel. i got a crappy hotel for some reason, & it was leaking & full of damp. i spent a lot of time frozen, not sure what to do about my room.
i was in a repeating open world murder-mystery game. part of it was going to see a bad movie with my mom. the movie had a book version that was pretty much nothing but page after page of junk food snack logos. there was a cult of people with faces in their chests involved. there was a lot of driving from location to location & investigating houses & interiors. one scary part had a strange four-legged monster with a long deformed mouth full of teeth, & no eyes – it was said that something special was going to happen when the monster ate a fish, so i had to be on the lookout for that. it was like a trigger for a cutscene or an easter egg.
some guy had been a target of a simple scam to take his money – & in retaliation he plotted a huge complex sting where he would expose & ruin the criminal group all on his own. he had to get special medicine to counteract his sleeping pills so he could “stay awake for negative 3 years”
i liked the minecraft part
extremely convoluted & long dream … i was attending a propaganda film screening, by a company that makes humanoid robots. there were tons of people milling about, some kids were dismantling the robots & we were provided with pepper spray (!?!?!) to deter the children … they were mildly annoyed by the spray. somehow everything was connected with the Portal universe but i’m not sure how (it was like a prequel?) i had the hots for one of the girl robots. the robots kept getting injured but the machines rebuilt them. they were … malevolent for some reason.
the dream took place in the robot factory (full of warrens & dark industrial tunnels) but also there was a pursuit sequence outdoors. one flashback also showed the robots growing up as children, each robot had a little nest on a wall, with a tiny body but a full-sized humanoid head.
i spent a LONG !!!! time in a supermarket just to figure out what kind of tuna fish to buy!!!! i was going to get a regular round can but!!!! there was a new kind: a SQUARE can (slightly rounded corners, transparent lid). but it held the same amount of tuna fish inside. so why would i buy it? because it was advertised as a means to “de-honeycomb” your pantry! what does that mean?!?? after waking i think it means that it let you put the cans next to each other so it doesn’t make a honeycomb shape like the round cans would. anyway i was stuck there for a long time trying to decide.
haven’t listened to any mcelroy stuff for like a week or two yet ive had TWO dreams about them in the past 3 days. first i was in a podcast with the three boys. last night i was having drinks with clint and justin at a busy outdoor bar near the beach.
i was kind of stalking a cute girl & i found her twitter page. then later i nonchalantly just talked to her & asked if she had a twitter, what a SLY DEVIL i am. then even though i had already found it i spent a very very very long time trying to input the name correctly in this weird foldable tablet pad i had, with an unusual & unusable keyboard that was in kind of alphabetical order & just laid out in a single line from left to right … also it kept autocorrecting to something else entirely.
there was an extremely large banquet that spanned several city blocks, inside a building. i was checking guest lists & running back & forth, trying to find seating for some folks. i also visited the kitchen which was probably some kind of electronics lab. we had several cakes but they changed when i wasn’t looking … people were cutting the cakes up, or eating pieces & leaving the banquet. i kept losing track of cakes.
minimap dream. i was exploring a very cool 2d game, top down exploration/fighting style. you move around a map & then it zooms in to that location. it was a sprawling world of many many screens, with lots to discover & collect, kind of a metroidvania whatever. i was moving around sporadically, finding things out of order or not following through to the prize on a specific branch. i started exploring an area & it started opening up into a “ghost ship” scene so i turned back – but the ghost ship followed me! (this is a v cool mechanic imo.) the world started to glitch out, so i went inside the ship. there was a kind of minigame where i had to find post-it notes on the walls with information i could use, like magic spells or passcodes for the ship’s computers.
i was in a cult that produced different kinds of bricks, made out of wood or metal. we lived in a shared apartment complex that spanned a city block. a few individuals from a rival group came over & i had a fight with them – i used our weird bricks to knock them out (or kill them?). i was very worried that the rest of their group would discover what had happened, so back in my apartment i tried to get another friendly member to call jean-luc picard, who was our cult master, & get his advice. i spent a long time trying to call & getting the number wrong before sheepishly going downstairs to where he actually was. he told us it was kind of too late because by now word had gotten out.
in a night time town, there’s a rift where you can cross over to the “other side”. for some reason it’s much easier to make mechanical stuff & factories there, so people start building weird oversized constructions in the alternate plane. but there’s something wrong there – people start turning blue & acting like they’re in a cult. every time i cross over there are more people “infected” w/ this fanaticism, & bigger & bigger factories (there are now gigantic multistory twin buildings complete w/ articulated manipulator tentacles standing in the gray darkness).
a faceless assistant was following me around a v v v v v v weird & large building. i was trying to accomplish something (deliver an item? dunno) – we got into an elevator but it went past the correct floor. we got out & it was a maintenance area that spanned several stories … we kept going down stairs but they weren’t stairs meant for humans. each step was extremely wide, & had a white metal scaffold support laid across it … each story had 10s of steps. i wondered what kind of machine was built to traverse these weird things.
wife & i were talking to a lawyer or some similar kind of person. we sat at his huge desk, & i couldn’t stop fidgeting & touching all the weird stuff he had on it. wife kept giving me the stink eye over everything, especially when i found a long thin roll that apparently had weed in it? i was too embarrassed to ask to light it, instead there was a lit cigarette nearby so i smoked it instead. (i don’t smoke tobacco irl so this is weird.) we were talking about paranormal stuff like ghosts.
i visited a campground, w/ some officers? i recognized a wash basin & asked if it was the place i went to several years in a row as a boy scout (!) during summer camp. they said yes – they spoke in a very heavy sOUTHERN DRAWL so i did the same when i explained how it has been some 25 years since i had been there last. they were politely disinterested, & i went to look for the cooking shed which had produced big meals i had eaten as a child.
dream switched between two scenes. in one, i was very worried about what i would order from a restaurant. the other was some kind of massive outdoor competition we were all practicing for – some sort of race that you had to sashay through sideways.
trying to find someone or something, i was using gps to guide me while driving. i drove through a white outdoor road that probably was not meant for vehicular traffic, & continued driving as it turned into a multilevel indoor shopping mall / office building. i was kind of annoyed that i wouldn’t be able to drive back that way, for whatever reason. i walked down narrow alleyway after narrow alleyway, each full of religious texts. i was at the top of a flight of carpeted steps, some faceless allies were backing me up behind me. down the steps was a pair of bookshelves, which i understood to be a university library. a knowledgeable man in a shitty 70s style slate-green suit was sitting & waiting there.
dreamt i had somehow acquired reams & reams of secret government papers about me
i organized them in shelves & spent most of the dream worried that agents would discover what i had done.
with me it’s kind of the type of location, caverns, iterior of large buildings, artificial tunnels
last night i dreamt i was w/ my family in a big buffet style breakfast place, i waited a long time in line trying to tell them what we are going to eat. they wrote our names on the inside of a glass filled w/ custard, using a toothpick. i was talking w/ one of the cooks & i glanced at her hair but she noticed that & told me about her wig (it was green). i was embarrassed. i finally gave up trying to order & i just went around taking food from serving dishes around the dining hall.
2 nights ago i dreamt i was going to a museum, but it was like split across physical space so you could only visit the two different wings by driving to different parts of the country. there was an experiment in a dark glass room, & evil squid creatures that flopped around on a bed.
a friend was helping me do a test where i had to dismantle cuboid robots for points? it was cute you could kick them apart & the pieces would keep flying until they hit another robot. it was in a big brightly lit room.
feverish dream due to sickness: i was smoking pot??? under a street light w/ some people i think i know from real life. we broke into a restaurant to get something like a lighter & a bottle of sprite. after i was in a real restaurant w/ the same folks, they sent me outside to retrieve the joint that had been passed around to someone.
later i was on a bus (more like a train) that broke down. they brought a truck in to pull the bus, along the normal route.
i go a v long & winding road (i only see it via gps) & get to a house where an old childhood friend now lives. she has married into another family & is now the mother of a much older woman. the two show me some really silly close magic slight of hand & i am v unimpressed. they tell me about how a video of their performance went viral & i am jealous.
i traveled somewhere & stayed in the loft of a japanese restaurant. it was kind of like a hostel, w/ some beds & sofas. i got to sleep in one of the beds. i left town for a few days & came back – this time the bed was taken. i was worried i wouldn’t have a place to stay. i went out for a few hours & when i came back the bed was free again, i could stay there…..
a classic post-apocalypse scenario …. we live in a tiny village & have to find water hidden in containers buried underground. i join a raiding (?) group that leaves to find … something. i feel like we are trying to solve a big mystery, like why nobody is around. the ground is marked w/ red strips, that are bad to walk on. someone in our party (a tall husky person) walks barefoot & seems to know how to traverse these strips. they are like a hacker, in their mind. we climb a staircase in an abandoned building & i take a picture of a big poster put up by the resistance. it’s some kind mixed media poetry+photographs thing.
i was in charge of some kind of project, but nobody was around to help. the team was spread out between several large buildings, each very different from the others. old buildings, new shiny ones, roundish ones, etc. i was looking for a woman who was in charge of … database? i kept going back & forth along the road, trying to remember which building she was in. i think i found her in a sci fi lab kind of room, v dark & w/ rounded-bevel equipment all over.
in a large apartment building, several residents have taken over 1-2 floors of kind of indoor/outdoor lobby, & turned them into a clubhouse? it is now built out of logs like a log cabin, & it’s sparsely furnished. i’m trying to organize a box full of junk on a shelf, but it’s just too chaotic. i try to collect letters of the alphabet but no sooner do i find one, & it’s already lost in the junk bin again. i go back & forth between the outdoor balcony section (which wraps around the building 360Â°) & the inside section (which is rather tiny). there’s also another part of the dream w/ glass, like a glass suit that someone was wearing.
long dream. buckle up
i was in a strange house, & i was into getting mail-order audiobooks. the latest was an expensive series, you buy them one by one, & they come to your house, but this one came w/ boots. really complicated boots you had to assemble before you could even put them on. but they were snug & a great fit. all the mechanism made perfect sense in the dream but it was obviously overwrought & unweildy. they were black matte boots that somehow interfaced w/ the audiobook. the book itself was only 10 minutes long but it was more an introduction to a complex ARG/augmented reality thing. so you had to walk around w/ the boots & fight (?). i’m not sure what i did but i walked around a weird city a lot. someone gave me a potato shaped like a gun (which reminds me of eXistenZ more than anything). at one point i had a punishment so i had to wear a black sphere around one hand, which kept me from using that hand. but i could still see the hand & it was only really effective in the virtual reality overlay. or something.
one part of the journey had me walking under an overpass, & i caught sight of a beautiful misty city. i went back a few paces to capture the composition w/ my cell phone camera but the mist had disappated & it wasn’t striking anymore.
the dream ends w/ me walking w/ my family through a city square, & we look up to see that the stars are illuminated by some kind of a laser light show. but the lasers have lag so they don’t really match up w/ the stars. it’s pretty though.
dreamt about packing up a medium sized car w/ tons & tons & tons of stuff. my dad & sister kept bringing me things & i kept pushing it in but it was a mess. some paintings got ruined (i lamented aloud about having to get them re-mounted), & i probably smashed two cellos (!!!!) trying to get everything into the trunk of the car. i think it took place deep in a mall parking lot.
is there a way to do content warnings in discord
like, to make a post collapsable
anyway this is a BUG CONTENT WARNING for this dream
i was in a messy room, a living room full of spare computer parts? anyway a large fly lands & lays a kind of grub child on the floor. it’s huge, like maybe 2 inches long & it’s fat. i go to smoosh it but i just kind of crush it, it doesn’t smoosh. idk it was gross but no goo. anyway this fly goes around & lays more of these things around the room. i’m flustered & annoyed at it. if i don’t get to the white larvae in time, it grows a long tail & stubby legs, now it looks kind of like a scorpion if it didn’t have a stinger & kept its tail flat. it’s big!!! some of these are inside a computer case & i know i have to get them out but it’s creepy & not something i want to put my hands in. finally one of these bugs turns into a fly (by molting?) & the cycle is complete ….
END BUG CONTENT WARNING
this dream is like one of those monster factory episodes?
(referring to aelia’s dream above)
last night i dreamt i was going in & out of some kind of transport station, i kept putting an rfid card in a machine, & i waited in line a bunch. i think i was on a tiny vehicle, it was like a kiddie park? an arcade kind of thing? there was fast food too.
completely wild & over the top long dream. i won’t go through it because it has v little chronological coherence. but some of the features include:
isn’t todd howard the skyrim guy
two part dream
first i was w/ my mom somewhere. i think it was a market place. i will remember more about this later, it was a significant part of the dream.
part 2 was on a very rolling wavey sea!
a gigantic boat was there, it seemed to be on stilts, it was very very tall.
a dog was in the water, and lots of people on the boat, suddenly the dog was in the boat & i asked how they got there, apparently someone took the dog into the boat. now the dog is in the water, & i’m swimming after it. very high but smooth waves, i’m not doing a great job. but i catch up to the dog, & i try to fling them up into the boat — but nothing really happens except now i’m underwater & kind of drowning. but i’m not afraid, just … well, a lil afraid. anyway next thing i know, the boat is not so tall anymore, but it’s still out of reach. i’m not doing well, i need to rest from swimming. but one of the waves brings me right onto a sand bar, it’s really cool. sand bar gets covered by water, but i can stand there more or less. i think the boat comes by after that
i was w/ two people to whom i am related in the dream. they’re like uncles or something. they have an small but opulent apartment, w/ white fur carpeting & white sofas. we leave the house through a kind of secret escape tunnel, maybe something out of “gone home”. on the way one of my “uncles” seems v worried that something will happen to the apartment. so we go back & indeed, someone has come & ransacked the place. a sofa is missing & the carpeting is all messed up. he seems distraught but i immediately suspect he is secretly behind this, maybe as an insurance fraud thing. he even seems disappointed when i point out that nobody even touched the television.
i was w/ one other person (i don’t know who it was), we were watching a remote presentation of a game being played. it was like a let’s play but it was serious, this game somehow had ramifications on real life? the game was highly polygon’d, it was like an early chase cam gta, the player was driving a truck & trying to get it to clip into a really chunky looking building.
now the three of us were together. the player was showing us a custom motherboard they had put together, it seemed like it was running the game w/out being connected to anything whatsoever. now the game was different: we had a limited amount of time to solve a hacking problem – we had to figure out the correct character to put into a sequence of strange unicode characters. if we did it right, we would reprogram the game & win. i think we made it just in time, & real life human-like automatons were on their way to harm us. i struck one of the automatons w/ a sharp pickaxe-like weapon right in the temple, & it stopped moving.
another part of the dream was me applying makeup in the mirror. i had a mustache which seemed v natural in the dream (i haven’t had one for years now), & i was trying to apply this thick pink “makeup” to as much of my skin as possible. including my clothed chest, which was rather full! someone remarked something about it & i felt weird.
dreamt i was at a summer camp, surrounded by many people. lots of them were allies but plenty were hostile in some way. i had tons of equipment & supplies in a room. but others wanted to discredit me & they all had these clever hiding places in hand made wooden compartments in their rooms, where they kept … evidence?
at one point i flew around on a semitrailer engine. i was close to solving the mystery but my room was completely cleared out & i was informed of my expulsion from the camp. had to go.
this is an epic tale
beautiful & strange
must have been me
i was at an awkward party. nobody really wanted to talk to me. so instead of trying to interact i focused on completing tasks that would grant the partygoers, uh, bonuses? not sure what could have been accomplished. i had to go into the pool & find stones placed at the bottom. i could sort of breathe underwater, but it was more like the pool physics were broken in my dream, it didn’t behave like water. i just wandered around at the bottom of it, looking for rocks. at first i couldn’t see any, & i didn’t know what i was looking for so i just found some pebbles. but then i found 1 rock, a good handful of rock, & then i could start finding the others because i knew what i was looking for. they were each a different color, & they were labled so i knew this was the right thing to bring back.
i’m in a packed auditorium, right in the middle. on stage is this dj ensemble & they play some techno beats. i don’t listen too closely because i’m plotting how i will hijack the dj show …. i have an old hard-disk based music player, i guess it’s a cross between a smartphone & my ancient ipod. i sneak beneath the bleachers (gravity is flipped? i guess? so i’m on top again) & plug in an aux cable. i start playing something from my vast music library, but i stop paying attention & at the end of the song there’s kind of just a silence hanging over the crowd. the people running the festival are looking for the source of the interruption … they can’t figure it out …. i’m a little thrilled that they could discover me at any moment, i’m sitting right there in the audience. but they don’t ever think to look for the source of the aux cable.
i joined a resistance effort. some galactic empire was going to deport a lot of people. i was in the women’s quarters, & i armed myself w/ a piece of wood i pulled off some decorative trim on the wall. we managed to push them back a few times, but then they retreated & we went outside to find a huge amphitheater had been put up, complete w/ high tech surveillance. i guess we were waiting for darth vader or someone to show up & give a talk. a few of us went around trying to saboage the gear but it was knd of futile.
while waiting for the police to evict us i lent a chef knife to someone who was beside me. i had two of them. i taught that person how to hold the knife in a fighting stance (pointing straight out instead of stabbing from above like in the movies), thankfully we didn’t actually have to fight anyone, though there was a confrontation w/ the authorities.
i was spending about a week w/ family & strange people maybe i know but it’s hard to be sure?
we had a series of dinner engagements at houses i’ve never been to. there was also a v large white office building in a city i had to go to for at least one of the events. the whole time my car (my first car i owned, long since gone, a really beat up dark blue french car) was parked in some brush, & i had left the engine running. but miraculously even though several days went by, almost none of the gas had been consumed, & nobody had touched the car even though anyone could have gotten in & driven it away.
looks like we found our loophole
call up the bird watching union
i was planning & trying to travel from one place to another. it was night time & i had to go past a v large & complex interchange. it was miles of unfinished tunnels & onramps, offramps, overpasses, underpasses, etc. i took a wrong turn & had to go back. i was on foot or on a bike, & it took me quite a while. every time i got close to the interchange it loomed in my vision like a dreadful place of .. malice? but it wasn’t scary, just very loud in my mind.
a family i’ve never seen before wanted me to watch their kids for what turned out to be an entire day. i was worried i wouldn’t be able to get any work done. but i had agreed for some reason. but most of the dream was trying to figure out what food i would prepare for everyone, & the parents were part of this process. even my sister showed up to help, & she ended up making a big flat noodle that became a ravioli? we had a v large cookbook that seemed to be constructed out of several small cookbooks, & spiral bound like “the real book”. one big section was a series of watermelon recipes. i was told to use some frozen bass fillets & i didn’t know how best to prepare them. the family dragged out a kiddie cookbook that was sci-fi themed like some kind of tv show, & we looked for fish in there.
strange office dream.
was at a terminal/office/high-security complex
met an acquaintance from junior high. there was a rival tension between us? quasi-sexual but v low key.
there were forms to fill out & lines to wait in before they let you into the high security part. that was being run by the … british ?
there was only 1 way to enter by foot, but the people w/ permanent clearance could come in through the hermetically sealed garage area. everything was sealed from there so there was no chance of someone uncleared from getting in.
i had to keep track of a number of these small slips of paper, that kept my place in line
dreamt it was going to rain
i lived w/ a few people in an apartment in a vast building that extended far beneath the ground in a series of vaults.
someone was trying to infiltrate us & was sending indestructable wooden robot people to attack. they weren’t v aggressive but they seemed to absorb any attack i could muster (which were v slow for some reason). i was not strong enough, but i got help from others to at least move us away from the incidents.
another kind of person would appear out of nowhere – they looked like regular people but if i cocked my head i could see that they were actually completely made of metal, & wearing a hologram kind of disguise. they were really boxy robots w/ no face, i saw it in a kind of split-screen overlay. but these were helpful people who wanted to keep me safe. one took me aside when i was traveling w/ people outside, & helped prepare me to defend against wooden enemies on horses.
(i guess i’ve been watching too much monster factory?)
military themed dream?
the whole dream takes place in a big flat layout library slash barracks. there are tents set up & lots of un-uniformed noob soldiers milling about. i think i’m playing a role, mimicking a famous movie? i get promoted & i’m sent to a very quiet corner w/ a wall of drawers where i pick out a drawer and retrieve my new rank & a pile of papers. there’s an insignia i’m supposed to wear, & it’s “just like in the movie” but it looks cheap & it’s flat & made of plastic.
back in the common room, someone is making food. we’re all sitting & waiting. they open a paper bag from a shelf & a whole bunch of big crawling bugs come out, which seems to amuse the chef. i’m uneasy & a little scared.
i live w/ several families in some kind of combined duplex house. throughout the first part of the dream i’m doing chores that require i go back & forth asking for items from the two houses, which are separated by a flight of outdoor stairs. these chores have to do w/ food a bunch, i seem to be carrying coffee & cake slices back & forth?
anyway at some point i get involved in a plot that has to take place in a specific shop. some of the folks & i are trying to distract the shopkeeper by asking lots of questions about personal identification cards & how you can customize them w/ cute lil stamps & stickers.
i have no idea what happens w/ the plot but i think we were successful? but my focus is suddenly on this pulp fiction suspense book that is “now a major motion picture!” w/ a picture of clint eastwood on it in the starring role. i make a joke about how he “always plays a character w/ a single syllable name” but when i look up, lo & behold there is clint eastwood sitting in front of me. he introduces himself w/ a very long first name & it was cute because he obviously heard me. i’m embarrassed but the real embarrassment is that in the dream i can’t remember the name “clint eastwood” & i spend a long time looking up pages on the internet trying to remember what the actor’s name is. i come up w/ sylvester stallone & i’m like 80% sure that’s his name but it doesn’t fit. of course when i woke up it was like “that’s clint eastwood, no question” …. weird
long dream …..
i took a bus to another city. it went p much from my house all the way downtown. somewhere on the bus i met a girl, & she lived coincidentally exactly where i was supposed to be staying for the week (?). we went back to her place, she lived w/ her parents. i was in town for a demonstration of some sort, but it was more like a high school event. they were electing class president? & i found some guy’s propaganda & i just pulled it down. but when i found the girl’s propaganda i added something about how she’s a nice person & deserves to win. i got involved w/ the girl romantically but she has a crush or a lover who lived close by. we had a lil talk & i said that i live far away & will be happy if she pursues her own interests. it was a nice way to say goodbye. i had a short pleasant interaction w/ her parents about paying bills for my stay. i got on the bus & went home.
i’m in a teen drama? college or smth
i have a huge crush on an extremely freckled girl
we say goodbye at the end of the school year & we have a tender lil kiss
i think i’m a boy in this dream
dreamt i was at my old therapist’s place, but i was climbing onto the roof of her house. another one of her patients stopped by (i don’t know this person, i invented her in the dream) & i tossed down some candies that help you survive falling. therapist wrote me some notes but she had a hard time & i don’t know what she was trying to tell me.
i’m in a big complex computer game / reality simulation. it’s all v cinematic. i was headed towards a flying ship, cartoonish & full of cute 3d rendered creatures. but i found myself on another ship crewed by humans. i was wondering what kind of job i would have to do as i made my way through the industrial part of the ship’s underbelly. i finally got to a long line, where i had temporary job tags tied onto my wrists. everyone else had an implanted chip in their forehead. when i finally made it through, the guard unceremoniously pointed a device between my eyes & zap, now i had a chip too. i could see it floating in front of my vision, it was very hard to focus on & it was a weird effect i’ve never experienced in a dream. the chip’s display kept changing from numbers to maps & random colors.
also of note: i was trying to climb over short walls in the industrial area (other people were also there making their way alongside me), & i tried to turn a bucket over to use it as a stepstool. but the bucket had a hinge in it (??) & it remained a bucket even when it was turned upside down. i remarked at the utility of such a device, but i couldn’t use it to step up.
“room for one more”
i’m in a partitioned off park, w/ themes for each section, kind of like disney. it’s night time & the place is empty, but i have a band of friends w/ me. i don’t know them, but we’re alligned together and we’re trying to solve the puzzle (?). at one point they cook a big pot of noodles. each section has a whole fuckload of collectable items, like little shiny things. each time you get one it unlocks some other bullshit. i’ve never had such a gamified dream. anyway we spent the whole time climbing things and searching for trinkets and unlocking some weird artifact that is also collectable ….. wow
i just read your dream and it’s a lil similar
porp book came! the dream was porphisied
i’m still waiting for my porp book
that’s a delivery i’m actually waiting for
i’m traveling w/ someone. we see a strange sculpture of two cyclists attached one on top of the other, like 1 is mirroring the other. i remember that someone told me that this is an important place. it’s the “archie” library (? i listened to a podcast yesterday that had “archie” in it many times). we go in, & apparently we are in japan. it’s an underground library, but most of the dream is spent in an area of it that’s really like a mini-mart for students. they sell lots of accessories too (like a daiso), & i almost buy a huge bag of colorful hair clips but they’re just too big for me. sanitation workers drive a truck in from an even lower level & silently & methodically work to remove the trash from the library.
it was v cool
the thing was not well known, but a very helpful place for students because it was small
im in a mountain community. stairs lead up & down everywhere. it’s the main method of transportation. inside the sheltered area is my old workplace. i witness all my friends leaving the company, & i quit as well. i have to devise an escape plan for some reason. part of the plan is for me to impersonate the guard at the main staircase.
but it was a hyper light drifter dream
im v excited to be giving some kind of dramatic talk at a big faceless corporation office place. the whole dream i am trying to find a space to rehearse but im bogged down w minutiae & tasks. finally i get an office to myself.
meanwhile i am participating in a series of super hero challenges in a big metropolis.
something about parallel dimensions
a person w bright red skin in a space suit was trying earnestly to breach the dimensional rift i had opened?
moving into an apartment or hotel room. keep switching rooms. always people i can’t really see miling about & talking behind me. im rummaging through the pantries & either there is no food or it’s all p old & needs to be replaced. cluttered & disorganized.
i am playing w a handle mechanism for a car seat. im not having much success
i think i had a hyper light drifter dream. idk
i was preparing for some kind of hackathon. it was my responsibility to get the room set up. i watched a big guy “hack” some pretty embroidered squares into a quilt? i think it was a joke but they were v nice looking. i made macaroni & cheese from a box, but i did it completely wrong, in two pots, idk. i kept putting milk & butter in, again & again. i think one of the ingredients was off. next i had to set up the sushi, which came in big brown cardboard boxes, delivered. but i had to assemble everything. i put them all out but there was another long box, w/ a big long sushi roll in it. which kind of fell apart as i tried to take it out & lay it on the table. finally i was up in some new england style attic, & there were gummi animals but they were like the animals from the new game “everything”. i ate a horse’s head off, it was v tasty.
on a rolling field of grass, i’m demonstrating some kind of legend where paper airplanes can carry messages encoded in how they fly. it doesn’t seem plausible in the dream, but i enjoy refolding a paper airplane & throwing it to someone several times. the person i am throwing it to is kind of like a centaur.
meanwhile i’m reading some clickbait article, & one of the parts is a scene w/ alien creatures who seem to have buttocks instead of genitals are milling about & speaking to each other in short terse monotonous sentences. like an unconvincing game ai.
tracy emile ratson-ford, the best barber this side of the mexican border
ah the oft-used hotdog bun secret book tactic.
im wondering if maybe evan was banning your sony â¢ brand dream, and that’s why you woke up
an old black & white campy movie was making the rounds – something abt an indestructible ghost tank.
i joined groups of people wandering the countryside at night trying to find a viewing. the movie was set in a place v much like the outdoors areas we were in. i loved getting swept up in this trend & i was shouting louder than most about how cool it was.
the movie was real b movie material but we all did oohs & aahs as the tank rolled around aimlessly, shooting at stuff for whatever reason (mostly other tanks). but there was a slow motion shot that was v impressive “for its time” & was actually quite affecting.
i met some kids who wanted to join in but they wanted alcohol & i knew that meant trouble.
i was in a big white mansion. i wandered around incessantly, puzzled at how the 4 or 5 different staircases all have different textures. i spend the whole dream going up & down these various staircases.
this is the best
dreamt of a friend who used to be v close. he has v refined taste, so i was surprised that he gave me a lot of bad food advice in the dream. he kept telling me to choose the worst fried food from this indian place even though they had really good stuff.
all pancakes are tasty
recurring theme dream
at a hotel made of lots of glass. the elevator doesn’t work? someone left bags of groceries inside it. i can’t remember if they were mine or not. i’m supposed to be packing for a trip. i keep putting it off. before i know it, i’m walking w/ a group of friends (?) to take a bus to the airport. we’re indoors the whole time, including where the bus is supposed to stop. i admit i didn’t do any packing at all, so i see them off, regretfully, while i rush home to pack again. i calculate i could possibly make it on time if i take a cab, but i’d have to hurry. & i know i just won’t hurry because i will end up taking my time
i had a tiny device i was trying to keep safe, & i waded into an indoor hotel pool full of people, keeping the device held up so it wouldn’t get wet. but my phone was in my pocket, & it got soaked …. somehow it was still working when it came out, but the screen was completely shattered & started coming apart. also it wasn’t my phone but a nice new iphone.
this is so me
well, usually more like “hmm that was a dark & weird dream” instead of “good”, but that’s good too
i was taking part in a complex race. we ran back & forth between these two darkened areas, through a narrow field of posts. sometimes the posts had objects on them. i was having a fun time, i didn’t take anything v seriously. but at a certain stage, i found myself running alone. the posts had frame backpacks on them, for hiking, & each participant had taken one. i was left w/ the smallest one, not full of provisions. but i took it & started packing it. i put my srl camera inside, as the first item i was taking w/ me. i was very excited about wherever i was going. but completely alone.
meanwhile, or beforehand, i got into some internet arguments, & people stopped talking to me. i thought i was blocked but they were just pointedly ignoring me. i felt v bad but i left them alone.
i want some plum rose wine
porn novel cover sounds like my tumblr, have you been scrolling through my reblogs before bedtime again
went to sleep way way way too late & had some kind of minecraft cave + sex dream
wow i had a wild wild set of dream sequences ……
i was at a big corporate event (?), at like, a weird dark hotel. feels like it was at a truck stop or some desert location far from home.
a lot of us sat at a bar, wearing extremely revealing clothing. there were employees (?) who were like, sex workers. i think we each got one?? there were lots of butts & penises & mouths
there was a back room too, w/ a bed
also i was in a maze-like series of fences, we were returning from the event maybe. i saw my old work buddy. he was having issues w/ passports or other identification in his wallet.
my dream was kind of prophetic (?) bc though i knew this was happening, today the old team was broken up & the office i sat in at my old company is now empty.
the other thing that’s been bothering me lately is thinking abt the texture of the minecraft jukebox
it’s really fucking w/ my head
it’s like a memory i barely have, of some game from long ago …. or maybe it was just a picture … of an overly large amplifier, w/ that brown texturing on it. just like, a wall of that stuff.
something awful & foreboding about it … & silent, despite it being an instrument of sound
the fact that i’m thinking about it often means that i probably harbor a pool of anxiety for some unknown reason
the other day i dreamt my glasses broke
we should implement this room at trans mountain
i had a confusing dream because the heat was on too high
something about a long dinner party outdoors, & centering around a person i do not know. she was prolific (had written many books?) but was underage (?) & a COMPLETE jerk. she was a real asshole, elitist or something? or just a brat? idk. i was entirely & immensely attracted to her.
i feel like my dream also had lots of this “paraphernalia” kind of stuff
not so detailed but present
a tight alleyway, v high up against a building. i had lots of junk w/ me in a sack. i went into a room & there were some people discussing a purchase of some new electronics, probably an Apple product. there was confusion about a charger i had w/ me. an ex-coworker came in & refused to acknowledge i existed until i forced him to say hi.
i went to a v tall tower in order to go down a slide that goes all the way down. there’s a small mall kind of structure at the top. i chicken out & leave but on my way out i visit a lil shop, where a robot joins me(us?). it’s a big thing, kind of like an iron golem. it breaks down & out of it comes a lot of parts, but also a dark spirit. then starts an adventure with a guy who’s like jeff from community & a woman who is elaine from seinfeld but played by carrie fisher. i’m trying to write about it in a book as they have a long drawn out battle of wits? they are looking for clues to solve a mystery of some sort, racing against each other.
had the most sexual & gender dream ever
most of the steam was in a show store? w/ hot lady salespeople. (there was a pair of boots w/ a working 2 button calculator built in as a fashion statement. 8 were the two functions. i tested it out & it seemed to work but it was aesthetic not functional.)
im attracted to all the girls. they are busy flirting w each other? i spend a lot of time in line for fitting rooms but i go to the men’s one & i don’t get patted down beforehand like the women’s room rules are.
“most of the dream was in a shoe store”
sleepy phone autocorrect
it was like a department store but i think they only sold footwear
dream #2 actually happened
are points deducted for dying?
or is that a “minecrafty” thing to do
you mean i didn’t even die properly
the vegetable animals have me in an uproar
dreamt i was visiting my old boss’s apartment, in madrid
his wife had quit her job & was pursuing further education
every wall surface was completely covered w/ abstract artwork, v pretty
(i’ve only seen the exterior of their house irl, i don’t know what it looks like inside besides from photographs)
she gave me a pencil w/ a clear gel lead that drew in rainbow colors, i was v pleased w/ it
oh & “positive interference” i think i meant “constructive interference”
i was visiting the beach. it was packed w/ people. the waves were v strong & someone mentioned that there were two wave sources. suddenly a huge wave appeared & violently smashed the funhavers. i am shocked & try to leave through the masses. others are not so surprised saying “double waves can do this …. it’s positive interference”
someone also told me my ponytail was “very sturdy” or something, it was a compliment.
wow good job dream chrysanthemum!!!!
i had some kind of sex dream where i was domme’d by anna anthropy? i had to follow all these rules & i wasn’t doing v well. but i got some praise afterwards
scattered stabding crowd in a medium sized room hearing a lecture by a professor. prof is talking about some kind of exciting research. there is an offer to employ “older students” & i am interested but someone standing next to me stops me & says, “he means like, graduates” i thank them for knowing me so well.
famous video game company was going to launch new video game in our school (?). the put tons of promotional materials &equipment all over. we have a special session where they unveil the game to us … it’s some kind of shooter man game but has to do w/ … investigating aliens? they tell us that if one of their promotional consoles spits at you (yes like a llama) then you have been selected to be a special secret operative in the game!!! come forth to claim yr new role.
i love the post apocalypse room scenario.
fever dream about being on an elite team of hackers.
we wore shiny plastic sci fi suits, like smooth shiny plastic plate armor.
to do the hack you ride some kind of vehicle down a rail, into a dark neverending structure.
we seemed prepared for something to go wrong but nothing really did. there were some bad guys? who tried to take over our open vehicle but we just slid under the track to another one waiting for us.
i guess i was at school again.
but it was no place i’ve ever been…
we paired off & were assigned different projects. seems like .. marketing projects for existing products.
i was given a very large book to read. some others were reading it too. a fantasy book about dragons. the book was huge, really oversized.
now we’re on a trip, or an exchange program in an alien colony. everything is steamy & humid & uncomfortable, but it’s how the aliens like it. there are challenges set up in metal rooms, where you self-test your knowledge (?) of subjects by jumping from platform to platform in a certain amount of time. the logic mechanisms are complex & full of green 7-segment displays & big chunky physical buttons.
i feel like i’m lagging behind everyone else but someone reassures me that not everyone has read the dragon book to where i have. i’m trying to do the platforming challenge but someone else is doing it at the same time. it feels ike we’re trying to impress each other w/out making it obvious.
i head to the alien break room, it’s kind of a sauna w/ hot pools of water scattered among a long open straight staircase. the aliens are star trek style aliens: completely humanoid but w/ some tendrils coming out of their chests & head. they smile all the time, seem to enjoy everything. vaguely menacing but there’s no danger. maybe i’m afraid of being mocked by them.
i’m not really enjoying the hot tub-ish areas, but i find a warm pool in which some earth cats are swimming. it’s an attraction for the aliens who think cats are weird.
i want that glitchy wallpaper
really sounds good
also the spike wheel sounds useful.
are you a dinosaur?
i mean, i expect a dinosaur to have trouble setting up a dinosaur park.
6.2km is not a small mine!
i mean, i don’t know how deep they go, typically
but it sounds v deep
how do you go down so far, by the time you get there it’s time to go to sleep
spinning a pole w/ anime girls is typically the way you prove you are of fit mind & body to descend into a mine shaft. like a canary.
or like how you have to constantly take acuity tests as you ascend a high altitude mountain
working in a secret facility made of glass. most of the dream is how my dad drives me there & back.
“I travel with my wizard mentor to hell, we are going adventuring, I do not know if we have a concrete goal beyond that.” THAT’S MY LINE
dream snippet: i was in school again? not sure if as a student or a volunteer. teacher asks if i know the answer to the question & i scoff saying, “i have a bachelor’s degree”. nobody seems to know what that means, i get a room full of nonplussed faces.
i’m in a superhero group. i think there are seven of us, but there is a huge support team. we are on site: an impossibly sloped mountain plain. there is a great number of landmark buildings, but they fade in & out, shifting up & down the mountain as the dream progresses. one is an in-progress building, w/ cranes, maybe something real i’ve seen. another memorable one is a powder blue escher-castle w/ spires that reminds me of the kremlin. i can see into its depths, it kind of spirals open but i don’t think i actually went inside. each superhero has a giant furry animal of a different sort, i get to pet a lot of them. we are on a causeway in a multilevel underground garage, making our way back to the mountain base interior. i had a remark about my own gender, something like “there go all the boys” & i was understood. there were some more drama subplots around the support personnel (a small vampire who was awakened because their master died?) but it’s hard to remember.
is scarlett a common acquaintance ?
scarlett void …..
can’t ehar anything
interwoven story dream
i’m watching a video of a popular meme where two girls push a guy into a lake. i am in the video now & one of the girls is peeing herself. i help them walk back, apparently this is still part of the video, because the embarrassed girl asks not to tell anyone & it is very funny that this is a popular internet meme. we make our way back through a winding cave path.
i arrive at an outpost, someone is going to run errands & i ask for coffee. she brings me the wrong kind but i sip it anyway. i get to work on a huge complex music editing console, replete w/ crt monitors. but i’m missing some crucial dj peripheral to get the job done.
i’m helping out at a very messy office. something is wrong w/ the internet & i have to unplug the model. all the wires are tangled in bundles. someone complains about the internet & i show her that i have the cable unplugged. a few people are working but it feels v busy & lots of commotion.
the office is dark now, & someone stumbles in. they make a mess of things, & i get v annoyed. i start throwing diskettes at them. i realize that this person might be lost or need help, so i stop throwing & get closer. he has wild eyes and fidgets and says he wants me to come with him. his name is … yosshai? i go w/ him somewhere.
now i’m on a rooftop, observing people sleeping in blankets, exposed to the elements. there is a theme of lost stuffed animals.
there is an intro to a game using the rooftop. in each segment, a short scene plays out, & then the perspective changes, like escher or monument valley, & something else happens in the same space. for instance, two figures try to walk across a path towards each other, but the perspective is wrong & they are actually on two different planes. they make it past each other somehow & go to sleep in color coded blankets – but one of the figures disappears.
my sister was there too. we were looking at smartphone charges
that guy disappeared from the dream
it turned into a kinky lesbian thing, but not sexy
in retrospect it was awesome
it was a special dream
we had the heat on so i think it had an effect
or a fever
how many stacks of dirt and smooth stone do you think they’ll need for that project
i was in a big extended family meetup (again)
this time we were exchanging lots & lots of gifts
they were mostly tiny cute things wrapped in tiny lil packages, like a chocolate in a colorful tissue paper. there were tons of them, organized in a kind of library building. someone had a cootie-catcher w/ secret messages written inside it…..
there was an element of girly clothing, i think i was trying to get my sister to give me cute clothes.
been working on that irl too
i was visiting my old army base w/ extended family. it was like a big museum. i was most excited to go dumpster diving outside near the parking lot.
there was a lot of driving back & forth & also a lot of trying to fit lots of people in cars.
there was a popular song about trains (?) that people had memified by cutting up funny videos & using it as a soundtrack. i find it distasteful.
i salvaged a number of strange thing from the junk pile there. some plastic boards that i was going to use to help rainproof the shed at the community garden. a pile of underwear that had a sack of dry cookie mix hidden inside. something like a flag pin?
robot neer do well!!! who betrays you!!!
just like a bot
moving through an endless city full of escalators. everything brightly lit. there was a bird farm (???) in a dirt area but it was part of city limits & reachable by escalator?
felt like a big overgrown mall w/ skylights
mind u it was after playing minecraft for hours.
undead fighting martial arts rabbi
we finished westworld last night, so i had a westworld dream
it was long and complex (as usual) but it ended up that i was running from someone, and the man in black was there
he was watching me wash my hands from a tiny window in a bathroom stall!
then i saw it from his perspective
i saw myself look around nervously, & then we made eye contact
then COMMANDER FUCKING RIKER came out of nowhere and covered the man in black’s eyes
haha, what a stand-up guy
he was in starfleet unitard
maybe i borrowed it.
i was on a long family trip somewhere. part of the experience was we each had to have a big orange cart w/ us as food. it was kind of a backwards town w/ low supplies & almost no internet. i kept having troubles w/ the local customs. i lost my orange cart, i couldn’t figure out how to get the pasta seller to make me fresh pasta. i also got stuck for a very long time trying to purchase something from a store but nobody would help me. there were soldiers for some reason, who i didnt like or trust. we took a very long train ride into the country. there we did some volunteer work painting & planting things?
(orange cart = cart full of oranges)
there were a lot of carts and carriages and wheels and cars and stuff in my dream
vehicles of all kinds
i watched someone like araragi go through an entire arc against some kind of nemesis. at the end he said he felt “like a petal bell” as he prepared for the final confrontation.
that he was being rung
like a bell w/ a flat shaped clapper
a cheap bell
someone made a huge giant pile of beautiful cakes. w/ sugar dough frosting & everything. lots of people came. it was like a farewell party.
meanwhile there was an investigation into someone sending harmful transmissions. the lead investigator finally tracked it down & was able to prove something about it at the last minute. she had to be in line of sight so she was holding the receiver out a window dramatically as she caught the tail end of the signal.
i was cleaning the toilet & using like a whole tube of toothpaste. i was angry because i knew the toothpaste company was purposefully marketing it as toilet cleaner just so they could sell more.
i was scrubbing it w/ all my heart
i was shorn enough times to make the big buxx
how do you remember all that
there was definitely a restaurant in my dream
but i can’t remember what
something messed up
i watched a zero punctuation kind of angry gamer nerd scream about how much a game was crap & i enjoyed it greatly. afterwards i played a different game where you hold your hands over the controller & do these kind of motions like snapping your fingers & that’s how you control the characters. v Minecraft voxel look here. thus game was like a social dance scene & now i was in the game, dancing w/ people. it was pretty & i hit it off w/ a girl. she took my hair tie out because it didn’t suit her. i felt sheepish about it .
i was in a big game show w/ my partner
it was like a big personality test, for couples (?) but it was a spacial thing.
it must have been because of minecraft
you reject/accept a room if you agree w/ it
& then you either go into another room or continue through to the next one in that branch
had a v complex dream but i can’t remember it
that’s horrifying !!!!!
but thank u for sharing