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Title: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 30 Jan 2012, 15:47
Last night in a dream I was having a conversation with Akima about the Buddhist doctrine of Dependent Co-Arising. She used a constellation as an example of something that even in Western terms did not have Ding An Sicht but which nonetheless looked like an object, and pointed out a major gap in my understanding of the concept.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thomas Edison on 30 Jan 2012, 16:32
I had a dream where I found myself holding onto the edge of an iceberg, half submerged in the ice cold water with my dad. I can't remember what we spoke about, but we both panicked when Russia began to launch a missile out of the iceberg we were holding on to. Worried that a part of the missile would fall off and hit us, we pushed ourselves under water and tried to burrow into the ice.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Sorflakne on 30 Jan 2012, 16:42
Hoo boy, where to start?  

There was one dream I had where I was walking through the courtyard of a ruined castle at night as a light snow was falling, and I see a burning torch in a niche on the wall.  I approach it, but right as I'm about to pick it up, a skeleton comes out of nowhere and starts swinging a two-handed sword at me.  I turn and run, and soon come to one of the walls, where a barrel sits.  In the barrel is an assortment of weapons, so I grab a sword and turn around, only to see the skeleton is gone.  

Confused, I approach the torch again, only to have the skeleton come at me again.  I backpedal away, and notice that the skeleton stops and goes back to standing near the torch.  Now, for some reason, I really wanted that torch, so I went for it again, and this time me and the skeleton go at it, swinging and parrying and blocking each other's blows, but no matter what I do, I can't maneuver him around so I can grab the torch and run.  We continue fighting it out until my alarm goes off.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: dr. nervioso on 30 Jan 2012, 19:38
Well my dreams tend to involve falling, or (on occasion) freaky sex. I have regular kind of dreams too, but I don't seem to remember them.

Any of you ever had lucid dreams before?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 30 Jan 2012, 21:49
Partway toward lucid. For example, faced with the prospect of walking across a muddy patch, I have thought "If I'm dreaming, I'm able to walk on air, so I'll try that".
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Carl-E on 30 Jan 2012, 22:39
I don't dream. 


At least,  I don't recall them. 


At all.  Ever since some recurring nightmares as a child.  I must have supressed them. 

Very effectively. 



Once in a great while, I'll wake mid-dream, but it dissipates too quickly for me to get any kind of handle on it.  I know this happens to most people, but I think it's faster for me - I literally can't recall anything of it after a matter of a fraction of a second.  I'll know I was dreaming, but that's it. 
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 31 Jan 2012, 00:29
What I want to know is how you fly in your dreams. I always do it by putting my arms at my side and twitching my wrists, but I can only fly just within somebody's reach. Sometimes I have to move around by grabbing onto a garbage truck or pulling myself around with the grass.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 31 Jan 2012, 00:48
When I fly, I can't control it. I'm aware that it's a dream but I'm never able to control myself - instead I feel myself floating away, unable to hold onto anything that could keep me tethered, feeling more and more nauseous and terrified the higher I go. After awhile I end up  just dropping like a rock, but tend to wake up just before hitting the ground.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 31 Jan 2012, 00:56
It's always a garbage truck. Don't know why. You can pay me anyway.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 31 Jan 2012, 03:50
I tend to jump off the top of a staircase and swoop down, and then just continue to swoop. It feels so real that I sometimes wake up thinking that I can actually fly. Thankfully even as a child I never tested the theory.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Skewbrow on 31 Jan 2012, 04:46
It's been a couple years since the last episode, but I used to have this recurring nightmare. I had the feeling that I was being chased. I never saw any pursuers, but it was clear that I had to keep running. Usually there was an endless number of staircases. A weird thing is that I never got too winded even though I wasn't in the best of shapes. It is just that my progress slowed down to a crawl as I became tired, and little old ladies could easily overtake me by walking. Yet the pursuers never did?

Looks rather vanilla when written out, doesn't it?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 31 Jan 2012, 06:02
In my dreams I can never actually hit/punch anyone, no matter how hard I try to fight back. My hand just slows down and slips to the side, or just stops before reaching them. It's pretty distressing in the dream, and makes me wonder if I could actually hit someone for real.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 31 Jan 2012, 07:33
It's easiest to recall dreams when you're sleeping in really late and spend a lot of time between being almost awake and being in REM-sleep. I got a lot of that last week when I had a week off from lab work. I dreamt that my internship was denied, but the language used in the notification was so scathing that I knew it couldn't be real. The same thing happened with a grade I've been waiting a month to hear. I scored a 2/10, which was also impossible and gave away that it was a dream.

I rarely fly in my dreams. The one time that I did, I was able to fling myself from the tops of really tall conifers, and somehow generating lift by keeping a crouched position. But there is a recurring theme in my dreams where I run really, really fast. An element of fear is never present, although sometimes I am running away from something, but have no reason to fear it. I'm dreaming, after all. Interestingly, in my dreams I always run like a quadruped. I'm extremely aware of continually using my hands to vault over things or boost myself. I'd say it's a remnant from my evolutionary past, but it's really been a long time since primates were running on all fours. In fact, I'm not even sure if modern apes are able to run or sprint effectively...

Isn't it amazing how our brains can convincingly simulate experiences that we can't possibly know about? And that these dreams are structured on-the-fly, with sometimes incredibly elaborate actor behaviors? You can talk to someone in your dream, and their responses are effectively conjured up by your own knowledge of that person. And sometimes your brain produces something in a dream that's impossible to do when you're awake. Like, there was this one time where I heard someone recite a poem, complete in rhyme scheme. I have absolutely no affinity with poetry, and yet my brain just shook out an entire verse while I was asleep. Just imagine what you'd be capable of if you'd unlock that potential while you're awake!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: snalin on 31 Jan 2012, 07:44
Your brain might be capable of reciting poetry in that way, you might even be able to think it that way, but the muscles of your mouth and tongue lacks the training and muscle memory required to perform those tasks.

Or maybe you can't even get that rhythm in your active mind, but your brain knows how it perceives such reading of poetry, and can effectively repeat that perception, without requiring the feat of being able to do that. Brains are pretty damn cool.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: TRVA123 on 31 Jan 2012, 09:15
For a while I kept a dream Journal, so I will probably be posting a lot as I review it.

I park my car in a parking lot next to a small restaurant, but the lot has that deserted look to it. After I’ve gotten out of the car I see a man approaching. I start to get nervous, but he isn’t coming right at me.

He circles around me, staring at me, smiling nervously; but he approaches my car. The car has mysteriously turned into a convertible, and before I know it he is getting the top down.
“What are you doing?” I scream and run towards him. He jumps out of the car and grabs me by both arms, pulling me close.
“What do you think I’m doing?” he says roughly, pulling me away from my car and down the sidewalk. I struggle, refusing to walk and I scream; but no one pays attention.

I begin to struggle, moving us toward the street while he is distracted with keeping me in his control. We trip off the sidewalk into the road. The cars coming at us swerve to miss us, causing a crash. He takes the opportunity to release me and run. I stagger up, shaken. The drivers of the cars look at me scornfully, I caused their crash.

When I get back to the parking lot my car is gone. I go into the restaurant to use their phone. Inside is brightly lit with plants and laughter. I ask, “Did any of you see what happened outside?” they all look at me blankly, “A man grabbed me, I was screaming.”
A man behind me stands up and grabs my arm. “Come here sugar, I’ll give you some comfort.” As he leers at me, I grab his nose and kick him in the crotch. He goes down and I run.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 31 Jan 2012, 09:22
I had a horrible nightmare once where I was in line at some stupid coffee shop and then Danny DeVito jumped out from behind me in line and started shooting me with a gun that used dimes as bullets.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: pen on 31 Jan 2012, 11:46
I've had teeth falling out dreams a bunch of times before.  I think it's fairly common.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 31 Jan 2012, 12:18
My father's tooth fell out once and he tried to super-glue it back in. Sadly, that was reality.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 31 Jan 2012, 12:41
I had a dream where my heart was suddenly in my hand instead of my chest and I had a panic attack because I was thinking "I'm dead! I can't grow another!" I've had teeth falling out dreams too.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 31 Jan 2012, 16:31
In my dreams I can never actually hit/punch anyone, no matter how hard I try to fight back. My hand just slows down and slips to the side, or just stops before reaching them. It's pretty distressing in the dream, and makes me wonder if I could actually hit someone for real.

I have the same experience in my dreams.

~~

Maybe this isn't as weird as I think it is but it sticks out to me because it's one of those few dreams I've had that was so vivid it's like a memory from yesterday.

I once had a dream I went on a the Most Romantic Date EverTM with Robert Downey Jr, dinner and a walk on the beach but when he went to kiss me I said, "I'm sorry, I have a boyfriend." Mr. Downey Jr then drove me back to my boyfriend's on a motorbike, came in to meet him and we all had tea and polite conversation and then he left and I woke up.

I was staying with my boyfriend that night so I looked over and saw him all snug and asleep and had a genuine feeling of guilt for my dream-date date-dream. Then I went back to sleep and had a bout of sleep paralysis.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 31 Jan 2012, 17:03
I've heard that teeth falling out/crumbling is usually a stress dream. I've only had one once I think, I was actually pulling my teeth out though (I do have mild trichotillomania so that kind of makes sense in a weird way).
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 31 Jan 2012, 17:12
I sleep with my iPod playing and once I had a nightmare to Pink Floyd's Echoes. I was spraying hair spray into the sky a little at a time and I blew it up and it was cool. I did it a few times and then I sprayed a bunch and blew up the entire world on accident while the scary part of that song was playing.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Penheart on 31 Jan 2012, 17:47
A few nights ago I had a dream where I was going to a deserted facility with my 60 year old aunt, and my old french teacher who is also my best friends mom, and some weird cloaked guy. fighting our way through shadowed enemies to an unknown goal. A little ways into the dream which I forget I end up in another building through warped dreamy space directions in a corridor leading to the outside. Then I am paralyzed but start convulsing painfully then go limp. A few minutes later my body starts tingling so hard I start to panic and everything goes black till I wake up. A lot of this is because I was up reading the webcomic www.thezombiehunters.com

Lesson learned, never read creepy stuff before going to bed.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 31 Jan 2012, 17:54
Any of you ever had lucid dreams before?

Yep! All the time.
When I was in my third year of university I took a class on Depth Psychology, which is basically modern psychoanalysis, largely built upon the work of Freud, Jung, Adler, et al. Anyway, one of the things we had to do for the class was keep a dream journal. After doing this for some time I began to become aware of when I was dreaming. It's a slow process but eventually, once I was able to regularly recognise a dream I was able to slowly change things and take actions. It's difficult and I find I have to remain very calm to do this or I end up just waking up. It also doesn't work with nightmares for me. I don't know why.

Over the last few years I've now figured out some new things based around lucid dreaming. I can control the content of my dreams. For instance, whenever I re-read the Harry Potter series, I begin to have HP based dreams. Same as if I re-read through my comic collection. I have had more than a few dreams where I hang out with Nick Fury and fight supervillains.

A big upshot of being able to lucid dreams is that if I wake up from a dream, as long as I go to sleep within a few minutes I can come back to the dream, more or less where I left off. This is especially awesome for sex dreams where you wake up before the good bit but also good for when you just want to see what happens at the end of the dream. But there are downsides as well. Lucid dreaming is not in any way restful. I always wake up feeling like I haven't slept at all so I only do it intentionally if I have nothing on the following day (I might try and do it tonight since I have no plans tomorrow). I also experience Sleep Paralysis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_paralysis) more often than before, the most notable time being when I was waking up during a dream where I had a box strapped to my head with my pet rats in it and they were about to eat my face. I was awake and I could see my bedroom but on top of what was real I could see the box/cage and Jekyll and Hyde (my rats) squealing and screeching, trying to eat my face. Then my phone rang which was right next to my head so KMFDM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-oUxxLEoR0) blasted into my ear really loud while I was paralysed and hallucinatory rats ate my face.

TL;DR: Lucid dreaming is pretty ace but can fuck you up emotionally.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 31 Jan 2012, 18:03
I'm no expert, but I've always thought of nightmares as anxiety attacks while you're dreaming. Maybe that's why you can't control them.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 31 Jan 2012, 18:20
I'd say that's probably functionally accurate. The physiology of anxiety attacks I don't think applies to nightmares because I've had nightmares in which there is no immediate sense of threat to personal integrity or safety or that of others, but in a way, yeah there is a strong element of panic which makes control difficult.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: TRVA123 on 31 Jan 2012, 18:26
Dream from 10/22/10
My family is taking my Grandfather to different cemeteries to see where he would like to be buried. We are followed by a carnival wherever we go. My Grandfather hands me a red balloon. In order to find some of the more obscure graveyards we burn down the buildings that have been built over them. As the wind scatters the ashes of the buildings I let go of the red balloon and watch it float away.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 31 Jan 2012, 18:28
TRVA, are all your dreams David Lynch movies?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 31 Jan 2012, 18:31
Sleep paralysis is utterly terrifying. My mother actually had me convinced for some years as a child that it was demons attacking me in my sleep.

I remember one time I had a dream that I was fighting a shadowy monster in my backyard, and I knew if I didn't kill it it would kill me, so I took a giant branch and beat it to death. I remember feeling its bones and its jaw break, and then when it died, I was standing over my dog's body.

That dream still makes me sad.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 31 Jan 2012, 18:39
I don't usually have sleep paralysis with any hallucinations or dreams, I'm just awake and can't move at all. It was terrifying the first few times but now I just try to keep as calm as I can and wait it out. It usually only lasts a few minutes.

Last year I was writing a paper on child abuse and so I was reading a lot of child abuse case studies. I ended up having this awful nightmare where I was walking around a dilapidated old house and in every room something awful was being done to a child. Like in one room a man was mercilessly beating his son and screaming at him that he was a faggot. In another room a boy was being forced by his mother to rape his little sister (she couldn't have been more than like, 10) because she was a "slut".

I don't always wake up from nightmares all shakey and crying but when I do I accidently the whole thing.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Sorflakne on 31 Jan 2012, 18:56
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Any of you ever had lucid dreams before?
The last time I lucid-dreamed, I was able to hold it for about 10 seconds, and then the dream just...dissolved away.  Kind of like how if you throw a piece of paper on a fire and how it...burns, I guess, that's the best way to describe it.

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Sleep paralysis is utterly terrifying. My mother actually had me convinced for some years as a child that it was demons attacking me in my sleep.
It's happened to me once as well.  I'm 99% certain it was sleep paralysis and I was just dreaming about what I saw in the corner of my room, but god alive, I didn't sleep for the rest of that night.

What did I see?  Death.  Full on visage of Death.  Just a formless, shimmering mass of black against the black of my dark room, except I could also see his skull (missing its lower jaw) and the spinal column attached to it extending into the blackness.

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A big upshot of being able to lucid dreams is that if I wake up from a dream, as long as I go to sleep within a few minutes I can come back to the dream, more or less where I left off.
This happened to me when I had a dream about being in a special forces team and getting shot in the head.  Basically, I take the bullet (felt like getting hit in the forehead by a hammer), and lay there for a few seconds before I...die, I guess, because the dream ends.  I sit up, look around the room, and I can still see the dream landscape superimposed over reality.  Before I know it, I fall back asleep...and wake up in a dream (same one?) in an operating room with a team of surgeons leaning over me saying, "He's gonna make it."  The dream then proceeds into me being a brain-damaged POW (I was shot in the head after all...) in a compound that looked exactly like my high school that was controlled by the people who shot me earler.



There was also another dream I died in...  I was a samurai in feudal Japan and I was in a battle, and I get decapitated.  Even better, when I wake up, I look down at my hands, and I'm still holding my katana, even though I'm wide awake.  It vanished, though, when I blinked in surprise, but my hands were still formed around open air as if I had been holding something.

The thing is, though, that at the time I had that dream, I knew next to nothing about Japan except pretty much what a katana was.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: TRVA123 on 31 Jan 2012, 19:48
I've died several times in dreams...

I think my favorite time was this dream where I ran off of a cliff, and hit the ground. Then the narrator (because of course that dream had a narrator!) said "And then I was dead.............

...............wait.. no, I had actually only broken my arm" and then the dream just went from there.

@Mister D, only the ones I remember well. I guess I'm just not as attuned to happiness.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: smack that isaiah on 31 Jan 2012, 22:04
Sometimes I realize I'm in a dream, but I still can't do anything about it.  For instance, a few months ago I had this dream that I was driving me and my girlfriend around my hometown for some reason and I realized it was a dream.  I thought to myself "this is a dream, we can totally make out right now" but no matter how hard I tried to turn my head, I couldn't turn it to look at her. 

I've also had those dreams where I can't hit someone with any strength at all.  I remember one where a friend of mine was petting a kitten, and then a guy from my hall walked up and punched it in the face.  then all of a sudden the kitten was a little 5 year old boy, and I wanted to go up and punch the guy who punched the kid in the face.  I walked up to him and tried, but couldn't get any force behind my swings.  Then he picked me up, wrapped his arms aroudn me such that my arms were pinned to my side, and jumped really high in the air.  At the apex of his jump I headbutted him, he let go of me and fell down to teh ground.  Somehow I was then on the ground to see him fall from the sky and impact. 

I also remember one really detailed dream from my freshman year in college that started with my neighbor (future roommate) being a small squirrel out to kill President Obama and ended with me and him (still a squirrel) hiding from a southern farmer with a shotgun as we tried to kill him with sticks.  At the very end I was sneaking around a tree to stab the farmer with a stick, and right as I was about to lunge my alarm clock rang and in real life I rolled over and thrusted my arm out, shoving my alarm clock the the ground where the batteries popped out.

There was also an icecream shop that served lettuce icecream, and me and my freshman gang of friends were a legit gang that robbed stores and stuff.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 31 Jan 2012, 22:17
I have nightmares sometimes where I'll "wake up" in my own bed and then something will be outside my window trying to kill me and I'll run into my hallway. While this is happening I have the distinct thought "this isn't a dream". From here I can "wake up" and do this seven or eight times. It's scary because it takes place in my room. In my bed.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: DrPhibes on 31 Jan 2012, 23:02
Tonight was an awesome dreaming party!

First of I went to Harvard in the grounds there, on the backside of a building half filled with glass on the first floor (thats the floor you enter :X) there was a group of students doing a classical recital. They were playing Metallica - Nothing Else Matters. I realised they actually played the Star Wars theme when that dream was over.

After that dream I dreamt going to the chinese restaurant with my mom, sister and brother. I now realise this is the first dream in a setting like this where my father is absent. He died 5 years ago. Well, not to get all sentimental, at the restaurant my mom ordered me my food instead of picking it myself. So I got a glass of red wine which I just played with a lot, spilling it, putting it upside down on the table etc...

Afterwards I removed myself from that room and went upstairs where people from the students group I am in are... They were listening to music on the stairs looking at a room where a band is playing.  The band is rock/metal but with a dance/DnB kind of undertone, the beat wasn't anything weird tho. The female singer was standing in the middle of the crowd once we were up. She almost had skrillex hair, but she faked it by moving all hair to one side, clipping it up and letting it fall. There were two guitar or bass playing girls with the most beautiful hair I know (pretty curly all the way, length till the shoulders) and the music was 3chord awesomeness.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: lepetitfromage on 01 Feb 2012, 06:59
Last night I had a dream where I was sitting on a bus and the bus driver kept telling me that my cat was sick. Like, so sick that it was in a coma and frozen into a position you might see in taxidermy. He described it in a way that made it seem like he was trying to torture me. Why the bus driver knew what was happening to my cat is beyond me.

Then, he pulled a big black garbage bag out of nowhere, told me it was my cat and tossed it into a big garbage bin. I got out of my seat and starting punching him while he was driving, telling him that he was a monster and it was disrespectful to just dump the cat in the garbage and drive away. I was pounding on this guy until he forced me off the bus. Then, my fiance was standing there and I was sobbing, telling him that the cat was dead and I missed her so much. I went on and described everything to him and he looked into my eyes and said "It's ok, it was just a dream. Fuzz is still alive!" Then I asked him where she was and I woke up.

And the cat was sitting on my dresser, staring at me.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: snalin on 01 Feb 2012, 14:22
The last dream I had that I can remember included me and a friend deciding to go do some drugs - I don't think the kind was ever mentioned, only that they were drugs. The dream was pretty much us just going from place to place, not finding anything.

The most horrible dream I've ever had was probably in tenth grade or something like that. It was basically me catching the retarded guy in our class raping small children in the school shower. It was just... horrible from end to finish - as I was dragging him away from the kid, he told me his whole life story of abuse from his own father. I don't know anyone in real life that I know has been abused or has abused someone. Jesus.


Then there's the fever dreams and fantasies - they are the same every time I have a bad enough fever. Last time was just after new years, the day before I got bad enough to study my own bile. I both dream about and fantasize about strange geometric figures and properties. I keep trying to thin of ways for them to fit, but I never can, and I get more and more desperate. I could not describe it any closer - I don't think the things I imagine could actually exist in this world. Last time I was pacing around in my living room, chugging water and grabbing my head and focusing intensely on making the figures and their lack of solutions and sense go away. I actually go insane - proper, good old fashioned insane - for short periods of time when I have a fever. I'm not sure if it's a weird dream that I can't shake while awake, or if it's my brain playing some other trick.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 01 Feb 2012, 14:37
At least you don't do that without a fever.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: TRVA123 on 01 Feb 2012, 14:48
10/12/10   While on visit to my university I am sent to find a macabre children's book and a battered stuffed animal to donate to charity. After I find the book I am riding the escalator up from the university subway station/library when I am confronted by Darth Vader. He takes the book and when I try to chase after him I am stopped by storm troopers who force me to walk backwards because I am still on the escalator.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: alienatedduck on 02 Feb 2012, 06:14
I've always had bizarre dreams. The most recent I remember involved getting lost in a museum with a friend, before rushing off to chase someone who was either a friend of mine, or a guy from a band I like, but he was walking really quickly so I decided to get on a bus. The bus then went a bit crazy, and started crashing through hedges and onto fields. It almost ran over some old people.

Then I had one where there were two new flavours of Ben and Jerry's. AND they were on offer. £1.24 to be precise. It was so disappointing to wake up from...

My dreams are always simultaneously weird and yet so boring. Buses feature way too often.

Except that one time I went water skiing with Heath Ledger. For some reason...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Sorflakne on 04 Feb 2012, 10:43
Ok, see this rage comic?

http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Kill+it_1ec394_3262406.jpg (http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Kill+it_1ec394_3262406.jpg)


I had a dream last night that I was in a fight with a guy with this exact feature.  He could just extend his arm out at will and smack me from six feet away and I couldn't do anything to him  :-(
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 04 Feb 2012, 14:55
Ok, see this rage comic?

No, and a copy+paste of the address redirects to the FunnyJunk home page...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: DrPhibes on 04 Feb 2012, 17:46
I dreamt at 3 in the afternoon whilst reading for studies. I was so tired I started daydreaming :X

I just looked like i was reading... :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Sorflakne on 04 Feb 2012, 19:45
Ok, see this rage comic?

No, and a copy+paste of the address redirects to the FunnyJunk home page...
Wtf.  Why is the Internet eating my images? (this is happening on other forums too...)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 04 Feb 2012, 22:34
Re-host?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: pwhodges on 05 Feb 2012, 00:01
If you have logged in to your image host, it may then show you stuff that no one else gets shown. Perhaps you have to mark things as public to let us see them, or maybe use a different form of the URL.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 05 Feb 2012, 00:21
Funnyjunk has a fairly odd way to avoid hotlinking; it redirects to the main page, which is a bit useless.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: DrPhibes on 05 Feb 2012, 03:26
i just dreamed I had to penisses. And one penis penetrated the other...

srsly dreams.  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 05 Feb 2012, 04:19
I had a dream that I was being eaten from the inside out while forced to watch porn.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 05 Feb 2012, 04:42
I feel that way a lot.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: BeoPuppy on 05 Feb 2012, 10:56
I recently had a dream in which my girlfriend and I were attending the superbowl. She was dressed as a playboy bunny which stressed me out enormously because i was afraid that the people behind us wouldn't be able to see anything because of her ears. And I didn't want to be anti-social.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: TRVA123 on 05 Feb 2012, 13:27
09/29/10   Melissa and I are sneakily living on futuristic cruise ship style airplanes. On one plane Gaius from BSG is trying to take a picture of a baby, but Melissa keeps messing it up. I offer her my sandwich to leave him alone. I warn her that she had better consider fast; as the longer she takes, the smaller the sandwich will be when she gets it.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 05 Feb 2012, 13:37
I had a dream I was talking to someone about our prounouns, and I was getting stomach cramps in meatspace, and those cramps were crossing over into my dream and rather than being part of it there was just this strong association that my personal prounoun is now pain.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: DrPhibes on 06 Feb 2012, 02:58
I had a dream where I was playing my favorite racing game. I came in first but then I suddenly was in a supermarket and had to buy a certain red wine before other people who finished. I didn't see them though. As I was in line, in the line before me a woman aged 60-70 was asking about condoms, she wanted to buy the biggest the store had to offer... and then I kinda woke up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Dollface on 07 Feb 2012, 03:02
About month ago i saw dream where some hobo carried two big black plastic bags full of dead black fetuses and then he had to win boxing match to keep them.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Carl-E on 07 Feb 2012, 06:55
I saw "bowling" instead of boxing, and now bowling with fetuses is not an image I want removed. 


So I shared it instead. 
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 07 Feb 2012, 12:55
Had a dream that my ex, who was an online boyfriend I had for over a year that I never actually met and lives in New Zealand, showed up in my coffee shop hangout in Northern Ireland. Didn't give him a chance to say anything, just screamed at him for ages then walked out of the coffee shop. Then I came back in and ranted how, "This is MY hangout with MY friends in MY town so why the fuck should I leave!?"

Woke up so angry but the plus in the end is that I've remembered this is around the time he got married to the girl he cheated on me with and got pregnant less than a month after leaving me to go off with her. The time coming up to his wedding was very shitty for me, mostly because of him. So yeah, I think I've worked out why I'm in such a rut right now and I can start working on getting out of it.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Carl-E on 07 Feb 2012, 14:46
Go!  Go!  GO!! 
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: TRVA123 on 08 Feb 2012, 09:00
get ready for a wall of text.... This is a dream I had in March 2007.

Part  1
I arrived at my grandmother’s new condo, I was excited, because not only had I not seen my grandmother in forever, but her condo was right on the sea, in a huge warren of complexes. Families packed so tightly together that we should be able to sense the presence of them, but because of the rather rich and tasteful way the building had been made there is no awareness of this. The apartment is very modern in an expensive, potted ferns and cream shades kind of way. Although I have no memory of my room, I remember that the main room had a fireplace where you could sit, and no entertainment centers, it was purely a family room. I remember a library with the confusing sense of it being both outside and inside at the same time. Quite an accomplishment considering that the apartment was deep within the bowels of the complex.

Fast forward.
I am staying with grandma for an extended period and attending the local school, which I have no memory of. But I make some friends, a boy and a girl in my class. I find myself visiting the boy’s apartment in the complex. For some reason it smacks of Japanese culture, although why I had this impression is a mystery. We’re talking and such when his mother enters. She begins questioning him about something I'm not familiar with. They enter a fight, during which the mother stops periodically to apologize for the rude nature of their fighting in front of me. I get up to leave, but first I turn to them and assure them that fighting is not a bad thing, my family fights all of the time at home.

Immediately I can see in the boys face that I have said something wrong. Nevertheless I leave, for reasons that I am now not quite sure of. When I arrive home my grandmother has already had a telephone call from the boy’s mom, who told my grandmother how I had dishonored our family by criticizing them in public.
I am in trouble.

Part 2
Time passes.
I am walking home from school with the girl; she is very shy and quiet. We enter the hub by the ocean, where many staircases and such meet. There is a boardwalk extending out from it, into the ocean. On the boardwalk there are a few other buildings and such. It's the first time there that I really notice the sea. The waves crash against the boardwalk with a fury, spraying us with salt water. I turn to her and exclaim in excitement about the ocean. She smiles and nods as though she usually isn't permitted to acknowledge the wonders of the world around her.

Immediately after that an even bigger wave crashed against the boardwalk, water flows over the edge up to our ankles. Each wave after that becomes larger and larger; the water rises to my waist. I manage to find a slightly sheltered spot against a building on the other side of the boardwalk from where the waves are coming. I grab onto something and hold on to keep from being swept away by the water. But the waves are still crashing. The water rises so that I have to find higher and higher handholds against the building, which has transformed into a bookshelf. I reach the highest part, clinging to the wood. The water is still rising. Finally I realize that it is too much, and although I try to fight from it, I sink down. Nothingness.

Part 3
I wake up in my grandmother’s apartment, apparently unaffected by the waves. My father is there, which is strange, before he was elsewhere. He is making ramen noodles. We get into an argument about how he should strain them, and he yells at me that I shouldn't be allowed to touch them or else I would ruin them. I get out a pot and water and begin to make my own ramen noodles. Waiting for the pot to boil, I walk into the next room.

Many of my relatives are there, around my grandma, who is crying because she was taken in by a conman, she thought she was giving money to someone in need, and now she's wasted it. Everyone else looks uncomfortable, so I suggest that all of us pool our money to help grandma. Everyone else shifts away uncomfortably, and I can feel my father's growing anger at my rudeness.

Part 4
Time passes, the relatives are still here, and I have a camera. I get a group of the women to let me take a picture of them, one aunt would have refused, but I complimented her outfit, and then she agreed to the photograph. I have them stand in a group, and give them a few commands so that they will fit in the picture. They repeat them as they perform them.
"Stand closer"
"Stand closer"
"Take two steps back"
"Take two steps back"
"Smile"
"Smile"

It turned out well, but not as well as I would have liked. Then I take the camera and decide to get pictures of my cousins, just doing what they naturally do as they play. Many of them are playing in the park that has appeared in the middle of my grandmother's condo. I slip through some rosebushes, angling for a good shot, and I get it, it's amazing and the lighting in perfect, everything.
Then a wasp gets into my hair as soon as I start to snap the photo. I freak out, and begin trying to get away from it and kill it simultaneously. The leather gloves on my hands become an asset, but I’m not quite able to kill the wasp.

Part 5
Time passes, the relatives are gone, and I’m entertaining two friends in my grandmothers living room. Apparently since the last time I was in this room, my grandmother had gotten digital consuls. Computers, etc....

My friends are examining a small screen/consul in the wall. I immediately know what this is, it's a trapped virus. I told them not to touch it, or even pay too much attention to it. Then I go over to the computer. They continue to stare at it from across the room. Suddenly the screen beams a woman into the room. She is older, thirties or something, with blond curly hair. She sits there for a moment, and the guys yell in astonishment. I turn and see her, and rush towards them. The woman stands up and blocks my path, she tries to catch me, but I block her blows, knocking her over to get past her. I yell at my friends to run out the door, to leave, and they both jump up to do so, but too late. She catches both of them, one in each hand, and begins to take... idk... something from them. I attack her, wrestling them out of her grasp. Sadly, she immediately latches back on to one of them, sucking him dry of whatever it is she takes. He falls to the floor, empty, but still alive. I grab the hand of the other guy and drag him out of the room. He is dazed and can't concentrate, and is more stumbling than running. She chases us.

As we run the complex transforms into a much more tropical version of my university, where people travel places by waterslide. We jump onto one and try to outslide her, but she is right behind us. I grab his hand again, take a deep breath, and bail. We are at a great height, and we fall for a while, and then land in a ground level pool, narrowly missing the ground on either side.

We get out of the pool and realize that we are on the quad. A bunch of students are there, we proceed to warn them about the woman. Once we are alone the guy I am with turns to me. He grabs me, and says "you realize that I've been feeding off of you this entire time."
 
I look at him.... surprise, then horror than anger sweeping through my mind. but then he begins to finish what he started, taking out of me that essence that is me, my love of life, my happiness, my creativity, my will, my self, me.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Sorflakne on 08 Feb 2012, 16:15
So last night, I'm walking through a stone tunnel carrying a staff or other pole-object, and I round a corner and come to an iron gate.  The gate swings open, and I step into a stadium-like arena that bears a striking resemblance to the Coliseum.  And it is packed to the brim, with a gladiatorial fight taking place in the pit below.  I step off to one side, and a column of armored, robed figures march by, down the stairs from the gate and to a causeway that encircles the arena where they turn and start marching toward an area of the stands that's raised up, obviously where the most important spectators sit.  The column just does not stop...even as the front of the column reaches halfway to the raised area, armored men are still coming out of the gate.  Not really sure what happened after that point, as the dream faded away.

The dress of the people I could see was Roman or Middle Ages, except there was no uniformity of race; there seemed to be an equal mix of the major racial groups that I could see.  The column of soldiers had sky blue robes/cloaks, and their armor, which was a mix of steel and gold-colored, was very Greek in appearance but with plenty of Roman attributes as well, though they carried undecorated oval leather shields that were about four feet high and each carried either a sword or spear for a primary weapon.  I'm guessing the location of the setting was a desert, due to the dust in the air and the tint of the sky's color.


But now here's the weird thing:  I wasn't even asleep.  My eyes were closed, yes, but I was otherwise fully awake and aware when this dream started.  It came up entirely unpremeditated or recall from a movie, it just happened on its own.  I'm pretty sure the only reason it ended when it did was I was starting to focus all my attention on it and it jarred the image away, kind of like in a normal dream where if you realize it's a dream, it ends unless you know how to lucid dream.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 08 Feb 2012, 21:36
I like how I read that immediately after reading this (http://oglaf.com/sport/) (NSFW).
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: TRVA123 on 08 Feb 2012, 22:20
I love Oglaf so much!!!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 08 Feb 2012, 23:29
The other day when I was at a friend's house, I had a dream that his little sister smelled gas and then suddenly I was paralyzed on his basement stairs and dying from a gas leak.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: schimmy on 09 Feb 2012, 01:45
*ahem*

Last night I had the strangest dream
I'd ever dreamed before
I dreamed I was on a date with Sasha Grey
We didn't screw at all

I dreamed we were in a tattoo parlour
One woman and two men
And Sasha she was saying she
She'd like her ears pierced please

And when the piercer was all ready
He put clamps on both her ears
I held her hands and bowed my head
And saw that she was naked

And it's at this point that I woke up
My penis harder than hard
and sounds, Sun and my alarm
Were shattering my smile

Last night I had the strangest dream
I'd ever dreamed before
I dreamed I was on a date with Sasha Grey
We didn't screw at all
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 09 Feb 2012, 03:16
I had a weird dream this morning but I can't work out who I was dreaming about - I was with a boy and I remember conciously reminding myself not to call him by the wrong name (I think I was going to call him by the name of my previous Boy but I can't remember for certain) but no idea who he really was. Which is disappointing!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Nomen on 11 Feb 2012, 01:14
When I was a kid, I remember having a dream about a talking snake that chased me and was trying to eat me. It called me by name. Freaked me the fuck out.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Dollface on 11 Feb 2012, 02:01
Parseltongue!!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 11 Feb 2012, 04:44
Dreamt I was fighting some people with a battleaxe and a pike. The handles were strapped together, so it was one big double-bladed pole. Apparently Skyrim and Bastion are seeping into my dreams.

It's funny: all morning I had this feeling of there being something I didn't remember, something that felt relevant and purposeful. Then there's this moment when I suddenly remember having the dream, in a flash-like moment. The actual recall of the contents of the dream trickle in much more slowly, and the details are still a bit vague. But one thing's for sure. I fought people with a battleaxe-pike-combination.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: idontunderstand on 11 Feb 2012, 11:46
I'm writing all my dreams down and save them on my comp. I've found it both helps me remember them better as well as "disarm" them somehow, I used to have some pretty heavy nightmares for a while, which would cause me to jolt awake, stand up in my bed etc., which wasn't that bad, just a bit disturbing (esp. for my gf..). Writing them down helps me keep a distance to them.

It's some serious fun to read them a year later too.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: whom on 12 Feb 2012, 17:53
When I was little I frequently dreamed that a horde of Mr. Molasses's (from the game Candyland) were chasing me and my sister.  I remember my sister saying she had that dream too but I think that itself was also a dream.  Mr. Molasses is pretty scary when there are many of him oozing after you.  Also the being chased dreams are just terrifying and I have them a lot.

I've had some other weird/epic dreams lately but they're too disjointed and complicated to try and put here.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: lepetitfromage on 12 Feb 2012, 20:23
Mr. Molasses is pretty scary all the time.

fyp. He scared the hell out of me.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 12 Feb 2012, 23:51
I read an article that schizophrenics may be permanently stuck in dream mode.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Nomen on 13 Feb 2012, 02:05
Another weird thing, recently I've been having multiple, unrelated dreams in which I am a lesbian. It's really weird, because I'm actually not a lesbian.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 13 Feb 2012, 02:09
You can become a lesbian. I did, and my father still doesn't know how to react.

 :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Carl-E on 14 Feb 2012, 05:20
Zingo, I think you took the long way 'round, though. 
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Sorflakne on 14 Feb 2012, 16:44
I've had a few dreams where I was a woman.  I never realized it until after I woke up and went over what I remembered from the dream though.  Probably a good thing though...if I realized it in-dream, I'd be like, "Boobies!  Wheeeee!"
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 14 Feb 2012, 17:29
You know, you hear the whole "if I was a woman, I'd just play with my boobs" but you don't really start noticing them any more than you start noticing your tongue (oh hey, you're really aware of your tongue now, what's up)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 15 Feb 2012, 01:32
Well, I certainly notice mine - usually when they're making it hard to get comfortable lying down, or when they're hurting because I'm running or jumping etc, or when they're really itchy and it's not socially acceptable to scratch. Yeah they're not that great once you've got them.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 15 Feb 2012, 01:36
That, May, is because you have The Rack of Doom. You can smuggle armies out of the country if need be. You're an exception.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 15 Feb 2012, 04:12
:(
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 15 Feb 2012, 04:31
Hate to break it to you, but you know it's true.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: schimmy on 15 Feb 2012, 04:35
This thread is quickly turning into one of those weird dreams I've had  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 16 Feb 2012, 01:37
Well! This morning I was riding a mammoth that was being attacked by badgers. The badgers were big, but the mammoth was bigger still, so it was all right.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Lupercal on 21 Feb 2012, 04:23
Had two weird dreams, both involving my brother. One was were we had gone to see Van Halen in concert, and my brother had bought three seats, two of which he used to place his copious amounts of coats on, and didn't understand why I was getting severely upset that he had three seats and I had none. Then all of a sudden it just turned into watching my old TV from the early 90s in a big arena.

Another one was where I was walking up a weird habour with my brother at night, and some people were fishing a dead body out of the water. A man, who'd been sort of lacerated with electrical wire round his ankles and you couldn't really make out his face.

I wish I had more animal related dreams, mine are mostly about crushing disappointments that I rarely suffer in real life.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: schimmy on 21 Feb 2012, 04:30
I had the best dream ever last night. It started off with me taking part in a riot, the I got high and had sex, then I beat up some skinheads for saying Ireland should be part of the UK.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Lupercal on 21 Feb 2012, 05:15
I hear there might be an opening in 2014...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 22 Feb 2012, 02:29
Had a dream about these things (http://karanarora.posterous.com/insane-art-formed-by-carving-books-with-surgi).
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Carl-E on 22 Feb 2012, 10:07
I can see why. 
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Blackjoker on 24 Feb 2012, 06:20
I recently had a dream involving cars eating straws. The cars would accost me and demand that I feed them straws, with the hoods flapping as if they were talking. Another vehicle showed up and tried to hold off a few of them and told me that I needed to get home. I have NO CLUE what my subconscious was trying to tell me if that thing was a message.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: lepetitfromage on 24 Feb 2012, 07:41
Last night I had a dream that my mom insisted on me baking my own wedding cake. She bought me everything I needed to bake it- a 5 gallon tub of frosting and a box of cake mix that was about half my height.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 24 Feb 2012, 12:01
That would be the biggest cake ever  :-o
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: lepetitfromage on 24 Feb 2012, 13:07
Lol! And it would probably be the worst tasting one too....I have a hard enough time baking a normal sized cake  :-P
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 25 Feb 2012, 09:20
I had a dream I went to a house party and Jimmy and Ingelise were there. We said Hiiiiiiiiiiiiii and hugged and then said It's nice to meet you! but he did not introduce me to her.
Earlier I was running around the neighborhood by my parents' house with someone, possibly Neil Gaiman, who kept breaking into empty houses to steal ideas.
Later I went to a movie theater that had a stained-glass library where you could research and design your own stained-glass patterns. The cleaning lady was stealing tips from the restaurant because she thought they were for her, because she sometimes answered people's questions.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: schimmy on 25 Feb 2012, 10:09
I thought I was in the blog thread when I started reading your post. Needless to say, my mind was blown.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: DrPhibes on 25 Feb 2012, 11:37
I had the most crazy, sexist and fun parts tangled together in one dream the other night. The result was unimaginable (yeah, it is, but it's an expression). Two parts of my brain should not have gotten mixed up like this!

In that very short dream I was standing in an old office room, rectangle and a man and a woman in '30's clothes were kissing, taking their clothes of and then having sex. Yes, the kind of sex in pornography. Well... Needless to say my brain goes and resets that to the time they were working behind their desks. Then the most idiotic thing happens. Dr Who comes rushing in, telling me "They must do this!" If they don't they will be boring and die of the work they are doing... essentially, they must fornicate for if they don't the universe will explode or something bad will happen. They start the routine again now with Dr Who away from that picture and I wake up because in my mind it shouldn't have happened at all...

Then I was like  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: alienatedduck on 26 Feb 2012, 00:54
Having Doctor Who come in and tell people to have sex sounds like the worst kind of fan fiction EVER.

I had a dream that I found several hundred pounds in a denim jacket pocket in a toilet cubicle whilst out clubbing on holiday with all my ex co-workers. It's the most disappointing thing ever to wake up from a holiday AND finding money.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: idontunderstand on 27 Feb 2012, 16:17
I dreamt I gave my mother syphilis.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: DrPhibes on 27 Feb 2012, 21:34
I dreamt I was really staying up late and when I woke up I started playing some weird Iphone app with my buddies Tim and René.
The app idea is great. You start it, you make a map by just clicking stuff around and the map makes itself. It's 2D racing at first: you draw the map 2D., But when you start raceing it becomes 3D!
I had a 1 block map first, your car does the turning it'self and it just turned and turned... Then I made a very large map and played it against my friends. Needless to say, I did very long about the first lap, around 6 minutes and at the second lap, half way through I kind of woke up. The game is a bit like... Crossover between the racecar from audiosurf with the graphics of... well, bad graphics, all blocks and very limited 3D. Felt real and great :)

Thats when I had a dream of waking up and going for breakfast at my moms and eating so much I stayed at the table until breakfast. Food was good though.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 28 Feb 2012, 03:52
Spent a night dreaming I was a Mary-Sue insert in the Infamous world. Don't remember much other than electricity only feeling, "tingly, in a good way" rather than killing me. Woke up feeling shame.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Blue Kitty on 28 Feb 2012, 09:08
For some reason I chased a bear around my dream house with a leaf blower. Each time I would scare him outside he would find some way back in. Finally I got him trapped in a bus and it drove away.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 28 Feb 2012, 10:20
I was in my old house and there were gangsters who were also vampires in my front yard and I kept telling everybody to stop looking out the windows because if they feel uncomfortable, they might come in. Eventually they left and I had to put one of the bodies on top of a coffin (the vampire gangsters had ripped all the crosses off of it) and push it down a river. Then I was in a warehouse where my friend's step-dad was trying to kill me, so I hid in a round shipping container hanging from the ceiling full of old HP laptops. There was a dog in there that kept humping me and when he did, numbers would appear in the air. Eventually his mom joined us and got mad at me for something. Then I woke up because Twitter vibrated my phone.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 02 Mar 2012, 08:56
That beats the one I just had where Marigold was directing traffic using two lit torches as signals.

A while back I had one where Akima made a mistake in English.

Apparently my subconscious doesn't do realism.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 07 Mar 2012, 17:33
This is partially copypasta from another forum I post in once in a while so it's worded differently to how I usually speak in this forum.

I have never had a single puff of a cigarette.

Once in a while, months ago, I would have dreams where I smoked. Sometimes it was a point of the dream, spending the whole dream smoking or trying to find cigarettes. Although, most of the time, it was just a normal dream about flying, killing zombies, serving on till with a never-ending line (I hate this recurring dream so much) and I had a cigarette in hand as well.
The last few weeks there have been a lot more cigarettes. I have even woken up craving a cigarette.  I've been buying stuff at the shop and nearly asked for a pack. In my dream it's always the same brand and size, so I know which one I would get too. That said, it's a type my local shop doesn't even sell. It's like my brain is going out of it's way to come up with the hardest thing for me to get, even though consciously I don't want it.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Carl-E on 08 Mar 2012, 05:33
That actually makes a type of sense... your conscious brain is interfering in the dream eough to make sure this is something you can't  practically achieve by making the dream-desire something difficult to attain...

That being said, it is  a bit weird that you'd dream this.  Perhaps your exposure to smokers has changed recently, and the idea has snuck into your brain's back door? 
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 08 Mar 2012, 06:24
That actually makes a type of sense... your conscious brain is interfering in the dream enough to make sure this is something you can't  practically achieve by making the dream-desire something difficult to attain...
I wouldn't say that. That sort of higher-level thinking is impossible without you being aware of it.

Although I don't doubt that your dreams are creating a convincing experience of what smoking is like. And if you're paying attention to that dream specifically, that could be making it recurring. But unless your brain somehow knows how to activate nicotinergic receptors without ever having had nicotine, you're just imagining it.

I don't have to tell you that smoking is bad and you shouldn't do it, right?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 08 Mar 2012, 08:05
I've grown up in a smoking household. Both my parents have always smoked, so have most of older relatives and family friends. I've seen the effects so I definitely don't want to smoke.
The only change I can think of is my parents have been sort of trying to quit. So I've been more strict with telling them off for smoking in the house and I won't buy them cigarettes when they ask me. Thinking about it, I've remember I tried an electronic cigarette ages ago once but the filter in it was just a flavoured one with no nicotine. Maybe it's just as simple as a forbidden fruit thing.

I've had both unaware and lucid dreams with this if that means anything.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Elysiana on 08 Mar 2012, 09:59
I used to be able to lucid-dream pretty readily, but not so much anymore. It's easiest during dreams of flying or about having sex. I also get sleep paralysis pretty regularly, though again, not as much in recent years. I remember a lot of my sleep paralysis dreams:

I see a man standing in the corner of my room. He's wearing lumberjack-type clothes. He's as tall as the room, about 8 feet, and massive. He's facing the corner so I can't see his face, but I know he's about to turn around and look at me, and I don't want him to find me. I try to move but can't. As he turns around, I wake up.

I see a chair floating in the middle of the room. For some reason I know deep-down that this is an omen of something horrible. I actually woke up my ex by sitting bolt upright in bed and screaming, "Oh my god, what is that?!" haha.

I see four rugs encircling my bed, standing up like people. They're all black and they're looking over me like they're discussing my fate. I feel like I'm on an examining table. One of them leans over to smother me, and I wake up.

There's a metal shopping cart next to the bed. It's full of rolls of those little blue tear-off tickets like they have at raffles. They start to unravel and long lines of the tickets float above me to the other side of the room.

My husband opens the door to the room. A red frothing substance comes through the door and travels into the room along the ceiling. I ask, "What's all that red stuff?" He says, "What?" I say, "Nevermind, I'm sleeping," and fall back asleep. Later, when I actually did wake up, he told me that except for the red stuff, all of that actually happened. He was using his cell phone to see and accidentally shined the light in my eyes.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: alienatedduck on 12 Mar 2012, 07:51
I have now had a second dream revolving around discovering new flavours of Ben and Jerry's at really low prices.

I literally have no idea why.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Castlerook on 12 Mar 2012, 08:27
My dreams tend to be benign (talking to someone I know, or travelling somewhere, or looking out of a plane's window to watch the clouds). The few nightmares I do have tend to be somewhat tame too, they're usually more freaky landscapes than anything else (occasionally there are zombies or something, but that's more like "Oh noes! Zombies!.....Wait, I have a shotgun....BOOM!HEADSHOT!, repeat ad nauseum")

But the one nightmare that I always hated, and stuck with me for years, is me sleeping in bed (yes, I'm dreaming I'm asleep) and I feel something on my face. Its nothing I think. Then I feel it again and again and again on different parts of my face. I wake up in the nightmare and my face is covered in insects, in fact they're everywhere, all over my body and they're biting and stinging me. I know its cliched, but it was one of those nightmares where I woke up bolt upright and gasping in a panic.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 15 Mar 2012, 19:57
I had a dream that I went grocery shopping with Sherlock Holmes and Irene whatserface from the BBC Sherlock series. Irene whatserface was planning a dinner party-slash-potluck and the security guard from my office building was there too for a minute, discussing who was bringing what and what they still needed to get. Sherlock was being especially distractable by Irene whatserface but also by glazed donuts which we opened and ate while walking around the store.

But then my sister called and that was that.

Also Irene whatserface was naked the whole time like the first time she shows up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 15 Mar 2012, 21:19
I'm really bad with directions and I get lost very easily and when I am lost I have a tendency to get upset (read: flip my goddamn shit), and I've been having lots of dreams lately where I'm lost in a city and I don't know where I am or where I'm going and I end up having to spend all my money for someone to give me a ride to somewhere familiar, and then I wake up freaking out because I think I've lost all my money and argh
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 16 Mar 2012, 02:17
My friend texted me last night and woke me up from a sex dream. I thanked him. I was having sex with a torso- no arms, legs, or head. I was using guitar effect pedals somehow to do things to her to make it more pleasurable. She was very fat and there were great big creases where the amputation scars were.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 16 Mar 2012, 06:32
I was almost having a sex dream too. Then I got intimacy issues and it turned into a dream about watching bad action B-flicks.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Sorflakne on 16 Mar 2012, 17:36
So I had my first "losing-my-hair" dream last night (which is apparently a very common dream, but I've never had it before).  I kept reaching up every few seconds and pulling out my sideburns.  Not because it was painful or anything, I just kept feeling a ticklish itch on them and kept scratching and hair kept coming off, though it didn't seem to deplete itself. 

Strange thing is, though, it wasn't my hair.  I have short brown hair; the hair I was pulling out was blond and several inches long.  Thing is, its length and shade matched my ex-girlfriend's hair (and as far as I know, her hair's perfectly healthy, though it is a tad thin).

Did...did I have a dream about being my ex?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 17 Mar 2012, 17:46
I never have the 'losing your hair' dream. I do have the 'oh fuck I just shaved my head out of boredom why did I do that again' dream regularly.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 17 Mar 2012, 18:39
I had a dream that kept coming back for a while where it would be a normal dream, but then my hear would teleport from my chest and into my hand and I'd freak out. Usually my first thought is something like "I can't grow a new one! I'm going to die!"
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 25 Mar 2012, 21:04
My wife of 40 years died a year ago January. Understandably, I had no idea what the grieving would be like, or that it would remain kind of fresh for so long. I've shared some of my experience in the forum and in messaging.
For most of my adult life I remembered few dreams. They began surfacing after waking as I got into my late 60s and early 70s.
Last October, I woke in tears from a dream.
By way of setup: Clara and I both held amateur radio licenses. For 10 years starting in the late 1980s, we drove 125 miles from Detroit to our cottage on most weekends, and sometimes, for one reason or another, we drove two cars, keeping in voice contact on our VHF radios. This was before cell phones were commonplace.
In the dream, we're in separate cars on a freeway somewhere out west. The freeway is four lanes, divided, blacktop, with vivid green grass in the median and alongside, and no shoulders. We're headed up a tall mountain. It's looming ahead of us.
Clara's out of sight behind me. She's trying to tell me something, anxiety in her voice, but not panic. Her voice is breaking up. I keep going up the mountain, assuming, hoping she's following.
The road goes into the mountain, and becomes the inside of a parking structure. Someone stops me to tell me Clara's waiting for me ahead. I drive out of the structure, into a little residential area, and Clara's standing there, waiting for me. She has tears in her eyes, and she's telling me she was worried because we were so far apart.
End of dream.
I dictated the dream into my computer. I thanked her for stopping by.
She's appeared in several since. Each time, I thank her. Last night, she was there, and for the first time I can remember, I could see her face.
Sometimes, before dropping off to sleep, I invite her to come by during the night.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Kenyahp on 25 Mar 2012, 21:09
redball- God, you always have the most beautiful stories. Thats a gorgeous dream experience. I, personally, don't believe in the afterlife. But, sounds like shes just trying to keep in touch with you.

To lighten the mood: About two weeks ago I had a dream about a guy screaming at me. He was yelling at me about how I was a secret agent and he a bad guy, so we couldn't be together. Then he ran off. About 15 dream minutes later, he came back and was like "Well. I thought it over. IF you have a lesbian threesome, I will totally give up my bad-guy facade and be with you forever, my love". And I responded with "yeah, okay, sure". And...then my dream ended. Awake me was strangely disappointed. Also, I never did anything secret agent worthy. I just stood there.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 25 Mar 2012, 21:32
Yeah, I guess your disappointment is understandable; maybe more so because it's not like there was a second woman present in the dream to lead his threesome wish toward "reality."
As for afterlife, I've been close to Protestant religion most of my life, but not a real believer. In the last year, though, I've concluded that if mankind had never encountered or invented or experienced a higher power and religion, that grieving spouses, children, parents, friends and siblings would have demanded an afterlife, i.e., the feeling that there must be one.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Kenyahp on 25 Mar 2012, 21:59
I'm bound to agree with you on that final point. Are all your dreams about her exactly the same with minor details different or are they all different?


Whats even weirder about my dream is that there were like twenty men in his evil lair...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 25 Mar 2012, 22:43
I'm bound to agree with you on that final point. Are all your dreams about her exactly the same with minor details different or are they all different?

Whats even weirder about my dream is that there were like twenty men in his evil lair...
20 guys in the evil lair (great word in this context!) and it wasn't scary? Would have scared me.

That's the only "message" dream I can remember, in the last year or any other time in my adult life. The others since that one have been more random, like where the hell did that come from, yet comforting because she was present. Le'ssee, she found bedbugs in my hair (I'm scared I'm going to bring some home with me from somewhere). A windstorm blew down major trees around our home. We were trying to get a car repaired and the shop made it disappear. So: mildly threatening, but not frightening, and the wakeup feeling was pleasure she had visited. The only other strange one: We were looking for something in a room, perhaps parts in a box. But we were both aware that the scene would not be experienced until she had died.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: TRVA123 on 26 Mar 2012, 09:04
Last night I had a dream about square roots and how twins were somehow a part of the worldwide solution because they could represent both positive and negative answers.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 26 Mar 2012, 09:26
Last night I had a dream about square roots and how twins were somehow a part of the worldwide solution because they could represent both positive and negative answers.
To stray from dreams for a moment, that reminds me of a fantasy in my late teens: I was sitting at Infinity, as if it was a place or a point, watching students drawing graphs whose lines stretched out toward me, but never got there. A year or two later, I wrote a short poem describing it, probably ending with my trigonometry teacher's words: "Well, it's really undefined." Come to think of it, the image may have connected with my enjoyment of "space music," slow New-Agey electronic, in which I imagine myself sitting cross-legged in space, watching the fantastic sights of stars, comets and planets.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 27 Mar 2012, 20:45
The earliest dream I remember:
In downtown Detroit in the 1940s, the biggest department store was J. L. Hudson. There were beaucoup elevators, with human operators, and the women operated the interior door/gate manually. In my memory, interior gates were built of vertical brass bars, linked so they could be drawn back, looking a little like jail bars. And as a kid, standing on the floor outside the elevators, you could look through the glass outer door into the elevator shafts, with the cables, counterweights and elevators moving in adjacent shafts. The dream for a 3 or 4 year old was simple: I was falling in one of those shafts, with the brass interior gates lining the shaft. And at the bottom was a huge gas burner with a very large blue flame. Just like a burner on our kitchen stove. I think that dream was while I was still in a crib, and I don't think I attached any serious horror to it.
I don't know how we retain memories like that for so long, more than 70 years in this case. Is it a memory of a memory of a memory of a dream? I don't know.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Elysiana on 28 Mar 2012, 07:10
I've sometimes wondered that - how many things do I actually remember, and how many things are just a memory of a memory that I already had?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Kenyahp on 28 Mar 2012, 09:18
Well thats confusedly distressing.

My first memory, I swear to God, is of me being a baby and waking up from a dream where I was also a baby. I don't even know if this is possible, but its totally what I remember.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 28 Mar 2012, 10:50
I think my dream represented a little package of fears: Falling, flame -- but the bars, whether elevator or crib? Probably not fear of captivity. Safety? A shrink when I came in with a dream would ask, "How did that make you feel?" In my memory of a memory of a memory of a dream, not frightened. But there are several opportunities there to misremember.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 28 Mar 2012, 11:55
Don't think that dreams are meaningful in any way. They're just what you get when you jumble up your memories with whatever is on your mind lately, somewhat guided by how you think the world works. I frequently have dreams where I need to be on time for an appointment, but find myself in a completely different place. Last night, in fact. But that doesn't mean anything other than 'don't forget your appointment'.

Also, I had an antique pistol at some point during a different dream last night. Must be cause I watched Pawn Stars recently.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Elysiana on 28 Mar 2012, 12:19
Ha! Was it the one with the knuckleduster grip?

Wait, no, that was Storage Wars or whatever it's called. Damn.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Kenyahp on 28 Mar 2012, 16:23
Actually, dreams serve a very useful purpose. They allow the brain time to rest and make sense of everything that occurred during the day. So, in a way, they are meaningful. Its just interpreting them that gets tricky. I don't think dreams show hidden fears or whatever. I think they, instead, show you something about yourself you knew but didn't want to admit.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 28 Mar 2012, 18:48
Actually, dreams serve a very useful purpose. They allow the brain time to rest and make sense of everything that occurred during the day. So, in a way, they are meaningful. Its just interpreting them that gets tricky. I don't think dreams show hidden fears or whatever. I think they, instead, show you something about yourself you knew but didn't want to admit.
Aha! That I liked falling down a shaft into a gas flame!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Dollface on 29 Mar 2012, 00:11
Last nights dream is pretty hazy but thing i can clearlly rember that everyone spoke french me included and i dont even know to how to speak it.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 29 Mar 2012, 02:17
Actually, dreams serve a very useful purpose. They allow the brain time to rest and make sense of everything that occurred during the day.
What you're describing is sleep. And you're right; sleep serves to consolidate memories in the association areas of the brain. Some studies with brain recordings in rats show that a sort of 2x-speed neural playback occurs of the things the rat learned while he was awake. Even though you can't do this (often) in humans, I'm pretty sure that our enhanced self-awareness is the cause of us making such a big deal out of dreams.

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So, in a way, they are meaningful. Its just interpreting them that gets tricky. I don't think dreams show hidden fears or whatever. I think they, instead, show you something about yourself you knew but didn't want to admit.
Nope. Completely unrelated.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 29 Mar 2012, 04:28
I've definitely had dreams which were directly related to a thought or event from the day before, but I think it's more that my brain kept on thinking about what I'd been thinking about during the day, rather than revealed any repressed desires or anything. I generally think psychoanalysis is a load of hooey anyway, when I had counselling she kept trying to tell me that I'd been neglected as a child and that my parents were abusive and awful, and I just came out thinking "I'm going to go home and tell my mum I love her".
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: idontunderstand on 29 Mar 2012, 08:22
LTK I don't think you can separate sleep from dreaming quite that easily. In fact it has been shown that you always dream while sleeping, only that you don't always remember it. I think Kenyahp was pretty on the spot.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 29 Mar 2012, 08:54
I wasn't seperating the two. I'm saying that sleep serves to consolidate memory (among other things) and dreams are indicative of that process. Dreams are not the causal factor, and the fact that the dream-state is so far removed from regular, waking operation of the brain makes finding any hidden insight into aspects of your personality in them a fool's errand.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Carl-E on 29 Mar 2012, 09:42
The dream state is the deepest state in sleep, and doesn't last very long.  There's some argument that the memory consolidation thingy goes on through all sleep, but we're just aware of it while dreaming (which I would think is why they seem to start out of nowhere), or whether it goes on only in the dream state. 

The impression that we wake immediately from a dream is also (usually) false, it's very difficult to wake a dreamer because of the sleep-paralysis chemicals that prevent sleepwalking.  Coming out of dream state can take several minutes (around 20, IIRC) and so what's happening is that we are already (imperfectly) remembering the dream as we wake up.  It's the waking memory of the dream's climactic moments that make us sit up in bed suddenly...

and forget the rest of the dream. 
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Kenyahp on 29 Mar 2012, 09:47
Sleeps main goal is to replenish chemicals in the brain throughout the night and to let the body restore what we used up. Thats why it has to be dark in your room, because the chemicals replenish best in the dark. It doesn't do anything for the actual thoughts during the day, its main goal is purely biological.

Dreams, on the other hand, are what consolidate memory and thoughts, not actual sleep. They go hand-in-hand, though. I don't believe there is hidden insight in dreams. I do believe that they can make sense of things we couldn't during the day, however. But, the human psyche is so vast and mostly unknown, still, that how can someone say our dreams know something we don't at the forefront of our mind? For every study that says that dreams can't do that, there are a thousand saying they can. Its easier to prove something than disprove it.

The stage where you dream is REM sleep. Sleep is a cycle, starting at 1 and ending on the fourth part, called REM. The cycle takes about 40 minutes. Also, the idea that if you wake a sleepwalker they die is completely false. So totally not true at all. Every psych class I've ever taken has said this again and again.
I kinda wanna see the studies that went into this...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 29 Mar 2012, 10:03
I do believe that they can make sense of things we couldn't during the day, however.

In the mid-1970s, I spent a year creating what became a neat kitchen out of a 9x20 screen porch. The initial enclosure required some skills I learned as I went and took about 10 days, two weekends surrounding a one-week vacation from work. Each night, I went to bed frustrated by a problem I'd been unable to solve. Each morning the solution was sitting in front of me. Since, the same with writing: I'll leave something mostly written at night. In the morning it's far easier to finish. None of this involves remembered dreams, just the appearance that some part of my brain continues to work on the problem.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 29 Mar 2012, 10:48
Sleeps main goal is to replenish chemicals in the brain throughout the night and to let the body restore what we used up. Thats why it has to be dark in your room, because the chemicals replenish best in the dark. It doesn't do anything for the actual thoughts during the day, its main goal is purely biological.
Chemical replenish best in the dark...? Honestly, I have no idea where you got that from. Maybe you're confusing animal metabolism with that of plants. Replenishing energy reserves is indeed one of the hypothesised functions of sleep, but it doesn't have to be dark for that. Nocturnal animals sleep during the day, and they get by just fine.

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Dreams, on the other hand, are what consolidate memory and thoughts, not actual sleep. They go hand-in-hand, though. I don't believe there is hidden insight in dreams. I do believe that they can make sense of things we couldn't during the day, however. But, the human psyche is so vast and mostly unknown, still, that how can someone say our dreams know something we don't at the forefront of our mind? For every study that says that dreams can't do that, there are a thousand saying they can. Its easier to prove something than disprove it.

The stage where you dream is REM sleep. Sleep is a cycle, starting at 1 and ending on the fourth part, called REM. The cycle takes about 40 minutes. Also, the idea that if you wake a sleepwalker they die is completely false. So totally not true at all. Every psych class I've ever taken has said this again and again.
I kinda wanna see the studies that went into this...
You can't dream without sleep, and you can't sleep without dreams. We know that sleep consolidates memories from experiments, and we know that dreams happen in your sleep from personal experience, but the two are really hard to reconcile scientifically. It's intuitive to think that the two represent the same process, but proving this is another matter entirely.

It's been a long time since the human brain was universally considered a 'black box', and the functions that we consider 'vast and unknown' are becoming less and less numerous. Although I admit that sleep and dreams are still poorly understood, I still find it dubious that dreams themselves have some mysterious power that's unrelated to the memory processes that we see in other animals.

I think your information is a bit out of date. The common belief that REM sleep is the dream sleep stems from the fact that in a normal sleep cycle, you wake up from REM sleep, and thus the dreams you've had in that stage are the most vivid. But Idontunderstand is right; dreaming occurs in every stage of sleep. Wake someone up at any point during the night, and most of them will be able to tell you that they were dreaming.

No one said anything about sleepwalkers that die. But if you want to see studies I can look some up. You can also look at Wikipedia, Scholarpedia or search for articles in scholar.google.com. I bet there's a ton of sleep-related stuff out there that I don't know about either.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Kenyahp on 29 Mar 2012, 14:39
Sleeps main goal is to replenish chemicals in the brain throughout the night and to let the body restore what we used up. Thats why it has to be dark in your room, because the chemicals replenish best in the dark. It doesn't do anything for the actual thoughts during the day, its main goal is purely biological.
Chemical replenish best in the dark...? Honestly, I have no idea where you got that from. Maybe you're confusing animal metabolism with that of plants. Replenishing energy reserves is indeed one of the hypothesised functions of sleep, but it doesn't have to be dark for that. Nocturnal animals sleep during the day, and they get by just fine.

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Dreams, on the other hand, are what consolidate memory and thoughts, not actual sleep. They go hand-in-hand, though. I don't believe there is hidden insight in dreams. I do believe that they can make sense of things we couldn't during the day, however. But, the human psyche is so vast and mostly unknown, still, that how can someone say our dreams know something we don't at the forefront of our mind? For every study that says that dreams can't do that, there are a thousand saying they can. Its easier to prove something than disprove it.

The stage where you dream is REM sleep. Sleep is a cycle, starting at 1 and ending on the fourth part, called REM. The cycle takes about 40 minutes. Also, the idea that if you wake a sleepwalker they die is completely false. So totally not true at all. Every psych class I've ever taken has said this again and again.
I kinda wanna see the studies that went into this...
You can't dream without sleep, and you can't sleep without dreams. We know that sleep consolidates memories from experiments, and we know that dreams happen in your sleep from personal experience, but the two are really hard to reconcile scientifically. It's intuitive to think that the two represent the same process, but proving this is another matter entirely.

It's been a long time since the human brain was universally considered a 'black box', and the functions that we consider 'vast and unknown' are becoming less and less numerous. Although I admit that sleep and dreams are still poorly understood, I still find it dubious that dreams themselves have some mysterious power that's unrelated to the memory processes that we see in other animals.

I think your information is a bit out of date. The common belief that REM sleep is the dream sleep stems from the fact that in a normal sleep cycle, you wake up from REM sleep, and thus the dreams you've had in that stage are the most vivid. But Idontunderstand is right; dreaming occurs in every stage of sleep. Wake someone up at any point during the night, and most of them will be able to tell you that they were dreaming.

No one said anything about sleepwalkers that die. But if you want to see studies I can look some up. You can also look at Wikipedia, Scholarpedia or search for articles in scholar.google.com. I bet there's a ton of sleep-related stuff out there that I don't know about either.


http://www.wellnesstips.ca/dark.htm Thats the basics on how light effects our sleep. The idea is that the body uses very different chemicals during the day than during the night, so when there is light on our bodies, we absorb that light and release chemicals into our system that makes us think its morning. Nocturnal animals also don't sleep in the light, they sleep in places like dark caves or in trees where the light can't reach them.

No one said anything about dead sleepwalkers, no. That was just an added thought, in case anyone brought that myth to the table.

Technically we dream throughout sleep,yes. But (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapid_eye_movement_sleep) we remember our dreams that occur during REM. And, those are obviously the dreams we are talking about, yes? If you wake someone up in the middle of the night, they can't tell you what their dreams were during the rest of the cycle, its typically the REM cycle's dreams.

You can dream without sleep. Its called Lucid dreaming. You're in a kind of half sleep half wake situation, but it still exists. That way you can control your dreams because you are aware of them.

And, just because the two processes (sleep and dreaming) happens at the exact same time doesn't mean they cannot serve two different functions. And, we are more then able to monitor brain activities during sleep to pinpoint when the more active dreams are happening.

The brain may not be completely unavailable, but we still have plenty of theories that need proving. We still aren't 100% sure on quite a few things. Its a lot harder, psychologically, to get information because of human bias and the inability to see some of the things we are experimenting. We may know a lot, but there is still tons more to learn.

Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Carl-E on 29 Mar 2012, 15:11
http://www.wellnesstips.ca/dark.htm Thats the basics on how light effects our sleep. The idea is that the body uses very different chemicals during the day than during the night, so when there is light on our bodies, we absorb that light and release chemicals into our system that makes us think its morning. Nocturnal animals also don't sleep in the light, they sleep in places like dark caves or in trees where the light can't reach them.

Sorry, but some better references would be good.  That website has the work "QUACK" written all over it.  Especially the references to the CHEK institute, a glorified chiropractic school.  I have nothing against chiro, they are wonderful, and have helped me with a lot of physical issues over the years, but when they try to go and explain everything  in their own terms, without scientific backup, I have to stop listening...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 29 Mar 2012, 15:42
http://www.wellnesstips.ca/dark.htm Thats the basics on how light effects our sleep. The idea is that the body uses very different chemicals during the day than during the night, so when there is light on our bodies, we absorb that light and release chemicals into our system that makes us think its morning. Nocturnal animals also don't sleep in the light, they sleep in places like dark caves or in trees where the light can't reach them.
Ah, you mean the effect of light on the body! I agree with you there, but it's not really the same as 'replenishing chemicals'. I mean, I sometimes take a nap with the lights on, so the effect is not especially strict, but of course it's true that the light/dark cycle, whether natural or artifical, affects how you sleep.

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Technically we dream throughout sleep,yes. But (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapid_eye_movement_sleep) we remember our dreams that occur during REM. And, those are obviously the dreams we are talking about, yes? If you wake someone up in the middle of the night, they can't tell you what their dreams were during the rest of the cycle, its typically the REM cycle's dreams.
Sure, but I don't believe REM-sleep dreams are more relevant or more important than deep-sleep dreams just because people remember them more often. Why should there be a difference between REM-sleep dreams and deep-sleep dreams?

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You can dream without sleep. Its called Lucid dreaming. You're in a kind of half sleep half wake situation, but it still exists. That way you can control your dreams because you are aware of them.
Haha, no, that doesn't count. When you find yourself having some degree of consciousness or agency while in a dream, it doesn't mean you're not still sleeping, aka lying limp on your bed with practically zero situational awareness.

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And, just because the two processes (sleep and dreaming) happens at the exact same time doesn't mean they cannot serve two different functions. And, we are more then able to monitor brain activities during sleep to pinpoint when the more active dreams are happening.
Yeah, that's the thing. I think that sleeping and dreaming are just two sides of the same coin, and dreams are just reflective of the consolidation and recovery processes that are necessary for a good night's rest. And if I'm interpreting correctly, you think that dreaming is its own process that takes place on top of the aforementioned processes as a complementary function. Whether it's one or the other is pretty damn hard to find out. I'm having trouble thinking of an experiment that can tell. Maybe if I sleep on it I'll know. :lol:

Also, I'm not sure what you mean by 'more active dreams'; I assume those are the dreams in REM-sleep, but how can you tell if it's the dreams that are active, or just the brain itself that's in a more excited state in REM-sleep, compared to other cycles?

This might also be interesting: A researcher at my university specializes in the role of sleep in memory. She gave a couple of lectures in the Learning & Memory course I followed. Some of her publications could be relevant. (http://home.medewerker.uva.nl/l.m.talamini/) Really nice lady, too; she was voted the faculty's best teacher two years ago.

Sorry, but some better references would be good.  That website has the work "QUACK" written all over it.  Especially the references to the CHEK institute, a glorified chiropractic school.  I have nothing against chiro, they are wonderful, and have helped me with a lot of physical issues over the years, but when they try to go and explain everything  in their own terms, without scientific backup, I have to stop listening...
The website may be dubious (COMIC SAAAAAANS) but you'd do better to check out the book they're referencing. According to the reviews on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Lights-Out-Sleep-Sugar-Survival/dp/0671038680), the book really does have the right ideas about sleep, nutrition and health, but the author just doesn't know what she's talking about in other respects. So, good message, bad messenger. Still better than a bad message coming from a good messenger.

But this isn't DISCUSS, so feel free to talk about the time you were riding a giraffe through a field of daffodils. Or just split this bit off, I don't care.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Kenyahp on 29 Mar 2012, 17:02
Okay, okay, I'll concede to your argument simply because this is the wrong forum.

As for the reference, it was honestly just the shortest one I could find. Most of the other, more reputable sites, say the exact same thing, but I didn't want to have to put "well, its the 94th paragraph down under the third heading" because...well, I was strapped for time.

Next: Weird dream I had last night. It was just a dude looking at me in my sexual psych's classroom, for like an hour dreamtime. Like, literally just staring me down for a really long time. I kept asking him what he wanted, but he just kept looking at me. It made me uncomfortable, because I hate when people look at me. Then I woke up to my cat staring at me, also. Not a good night.

Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: pwhodges on 29 Mar 2012, 23:10
(There's nothing wrong with a serious discussion of dreams here.  The underlying reason that most real discussion goes in its own area is that it is a place that certain subjects can be raised that are forbidden in the rest of the forum, such as politics, religion, or guns.  In return, behaviour in that section is more strictly moderated - though in recent months this has not been visibly necessary, as it happens.  And when I raised the possibility of doing away with the separate Discuss! area, people expressed a preference for keeping it this way.)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: idontunderstand on 30 Mar 2012, 02:08
I remember reading a scientific article which basically had the idea that sleep actually comes from a need to dream, rather than dreams being a side-effect of sleeping. Really interesting, tried to find it but no luck.

On another note I dreamt I peeled a banana and it slowly turned out the banana actually was the head of Bruce Willis.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 30 Mar 2012, 02:08
It takes a special kind of idiot to stay up past 1 AM talking about the value of a good night's sleep.

So last night I was apparently a bald, bearded Arabian man in a country that looked Arabian. I went into the men's room, and a woman chased me in, presumably not without malicious intent, so I punched her squarely in the face. She then attacked me with all sorts of exotic stealth assassin weapons, most of which I was able to disarm by pure chance. Then some people had me disguised as a woman, with make-up, a wig, and a weird fancy crown thingy which were glued to my bald head. Not sure what they did with the beard though. At the point where I assume I was safe, I went into a beauty salon to get it all removed. After that I think I had to flee upstairs where an escape route was being made for me... in a house with classic Asian architecture among rolling green hills. Around that time I woke up. Psychoanalyse that.

Okay, okay, I'll concede to your argument simply because this is the wrong forum.
Well, it's okay with Paul, so I'd really like to know if you can answer my other questions.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 30 Mar 2012, 02:27
Had a dream I went to see my old German teacher, who I hated but respected, to relearn German. Then it turned into a Wizard of Oz, "The language was inside you all along!" moment when he'd point at things, ask a question in German and I'd answer in German. Then I was moving into the new place and the phone wouldn't stop ringing and every time I answered it was an elderly person dialing the wrong number.

Not really the weirdest dream but it is the first dream in a long time where I can know where pretty much all the elements came from during conversations I had yesterday.
- Currently relearning German.
- Applying for next course of college so thinking about old school.
- Starting to move next week.
- Gotta activate the phoneline.
- Had two missed calls to our house, which is rare, both from elderly people.

So yeah, one of the most transparent dreams I've had in a while. I think it's a nice change from the complicated mindscrews I've veen having lately.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Kenyahp on 30 Mar 2012, 07:57
LTK- If you send me a PM with your questions, we can chat more. I was just doing a quick catchup on some of the threads before I leave for the weekend for a Public Speaking competition. Won't be back til Sunday.

I also have dreams that involve German. But, its typically my German teacher telling me I'm really stupid and am going to fail.
Even though she would never say that and I'm doing okay-ish...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Stryc9Fuego on 30 Mar 2012, 16:16
I've been having this same recurring nightmare for quite some time now. I'm in a corner office late at night, and there are two light sources: a desk lamp, and a hall light outside my office. For some reason, I'm working on a spreadsheet by hand in pencil. In from the hallway steps the classic figure of the Grim Reaper; dark cloak, skeleton body, scythe... the works. He slowly steps into my office, turns, walks up to my desk, and holds up these black long-stemmed roses, and says:

"Flores para los muerto."

Then the flowers wither, shrivel, and die in his hand. I usually wake up with my pulse just POUNDING, and I can't sleep for the rest of the night.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ecstaticjoy on 30 Mar 2012, 20:23
I hate a dream I was standing on the edge of a dock and I said, "Peter, I can fly!" in a British accent and started floating up to the sky. My big sister was there and we flew over the countryside and looking down at the tiny houses below us I could hear the sounds of people cooking in their kitchens. That seemed weird to me in my dream. But not the flying part. Then my sister said "we're flying over South Korea" and I woke up.

I had been sleeping on the couch and the sound of my friend's mom cooking breakfast in the kitchen filtered into my dream.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 31 Mar 2012, 22:50
In my dream last night, a friend from the internet travels to see me. We make love and then her skin is peeled off. It's ok though, because she turns out to be a black version of the midget from Twin Peaks. Then we fell in love and go on cave adventures where we ride on a big skateboard to try to fight the monsters and get to Pennsylvania to see my friend Scoops.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Papersatan on 14 Apr 2012, 21:27
Last night I woke up to Stephen calmly reasoning with someone "Ok, I understand... But before you arrest me can I  just take this mumble mumble..."
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Papersatan on 04 May 2012, 11:02
Last night I had a sex dream about Vincent D'onofrio.  I may be watching too much Criminal Intent.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 04 May 2012, 14:16
Some of the dreams I've been having lately have been surprisingly coherent and within the realm of possibility. One of them involved with me riding my bike somewhere and meeting two girls I haven't seen in some time who were about to do a clarinet performance at a church. Then I had a conversation with a fellow student about alcoholic drinks. It's something that could conceivably happen in this universe, which can't be said for a lot of dreams.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Elysiana on 04 May 2012, 17:14
Last night I dreamed that I was at a comic book store, browsing the shelves, and some 45-year-old soccer mom type was in there making fun of a guy next to me. I looked over and it was Neil DeGrasse Tyson. I chewed her out for being dense because she didn't know who he was, and said that he was my personal hero.

Dude's awesome and all but I don't think I'd call him my personal hero outside of a dream. I woke up amused at myself.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Sorflakne on 04 May 2012, 18:47
A couple nights ago I had another dream where my ex was present.  She wasn't the focus of the dream, she was just there...as in I only perceived her when I looked in her direction. 

The dream itself, though...I can't really go into detail about what I remember without breaking the CoC, but let's just say it involved a mutual female friend who's Korean and a sexual act.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 05 May 2012, 00:29
I think I had a dream last night where at one point I was singing Amazing Grace with someone else (which would explain why it's in my head again this morning) and the other person got the words right while I got them wrong. Weirdly, I can never remember the correct words when I'm not actually singing them so clearly at some level I do actually know them.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 05 May 2012, 04:50
I dreamt I was walking down the sidewalk across a bridge of rushing water, and there was a chainlink fence at the edge of the walkway. I came to a break, where the sidewalk suddenly slanted down, dropping off to the murky green water below, and I found myself sliding down off of the path, grabbing onto a pipe that was hanging from the underside to keep from falling in. I was screaming at people to help, but they ignored me, and I eventually ended up letting go, but instead of falling into the water I was in a different dream.

This one is a lot fuzzier. I was in someone's house, but there were no windows and I couldn't open any of the doors. I just kept going down the hallway, but the further I went the darker it went, and I could feel reality breaking apart with every step and letting more of the darkness through, and every step made my body throb in nausea, and I could sense some sort of...well, beings that were part of the darkness, running beside me, and I realised that they were always there, but it was only in that hallway that I was finally aware of their presence.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: lepetitfromage on 07 May 2012, 10:04
I had a dream 2 nights ago in which I moved back to NYC and ran into my ex on the subway. I don't remember a lot of our interaction, but I know we spent the whole dream together and there was ridiculous tension between us. Then he said something about me being jealous of the long hot pink ribbon he braided into his facial hair.....
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Papersatan on 07 May 2012, 10:17
Then he said something about me being jealous of the long hot pink ribbon he braided into his facial hair.....

I'd be jealous
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: TRVA123 on 08 May 2012, 11:20
I had a dream where I was entrusted with a seed that would somehow heal or benefit the world. and then I ate it. because it was delicious. Even though I knew that it would be better for everyone if I planted and nurtured it...

I wonder what my subconscious thinks of me...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 08 May 2012, 11:43
I had a dream that I snuck into China because it was a better place than the US. I fought magic ninjas and stuff.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Hairy Joe Bob on 08 May 2012, 15:24
I dreamt that I found a new internet discussion forum and it was dedicated completely to root vegetables. I got banned when I started asking about dwarf beans.

My subconscious can be scarily boring sometimes.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 09 May 2012, 02:53
Had a dream I chipped my front tooth and there was a red, bloody sort of thread coming out of it. Think it was meant to be the nerve. Think I'm grinding my teeth in my sleep again.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Hairy Joe Bob on 09 May 2012, 05:15
Apparently dreams about your teeth being loose or chipped or broken means you are worried about money. (So goes the old wives' take anyhow.)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 09 May 2012, 05:46
I've heard that before. First time I've had a dream to do with teeth so I guess I've just grown up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: idontunderstand on 10 May 2012, 01:18
I've heard that dreams about your teeth signify change in your life.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Hairy Joe Bob on 10 May 2012, 05:37
Well having them all taken out and replaced with huge metal incisors could be construed as a change. Just ask Richard Kiel.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: lepetitfromage on 10 May 2012, 05:47
Welu- when I'm grinding my teeth I'll often have dreams where my teeth are crumbling into pieces and I keep spitting them out.


I always pop awake and have to check and make sure they're still in my mouth.  :-\
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: cvcharger on 10 May 2012, 14:26
It's been a long time since I could remember the exact details of my dreams, but I know that I tend to have reruns of the same dreams.  They usually involve me flying or attempting to fly, having sex with some girl I met in college, seeing my roommates again, being a super hero, minecraft (yes, I have minecraft dreams), and then the occasional someone shoots me but I don't die.  Yeah, that about summarizes my dreams.  And then there are the dreams I get because I left the tv on, or my brother decided to turn the tv on while I was a sleep in the living room.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: idontunderstand on 10 May 2012, 14:54
I had a mine craft dream once... I was in one of those scary fucking caves and it was really dark and a couple of white hands came out of the wall and grabbed my arms, which was terrifying. I actually stood up to my feet in my sleep and woke up in full fighting mode, with guard up and everything. My girlfriend thought I was going to sleep-attack her... the reason I dreamt that was that I was apparently breathing really fast in my sleep and she had grabbed one of my arms to wake me up. I guess I have a thing about getting grabbed.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 11 May 2012, 05:50
Had a dream about dating one of my favourite internet reviewers and now I can't watch his videos because it feels like I'm betraying my boyfriend.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: lepetitfromage on 11 May 2012, 06:16
Oh man, those are the worst*! I always feel so guilty when I wake up from sex dreams- especially when they involve someone I know.


*and also best.....

Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: cvcharger on 12 May 2012, 00:50
Ok, after last night, I'm beginning to notice an actual trend in my dreams.  Through most of the dream, I go through all this shit (I guess you can call them trials), and then towards the end of the dream, I finally meet this girl and then stuff happens (doesn't necessarily mean sex).  Well, right before the good parts, it's time to wake up.  A sign I play too many video games, maybe.

Case in point:  Last night, I had a dream that I had to defend this city against the giant birds because I'm the only one who can.  Well, after defeating them, I meet this girl who sells ice cream.  I don't know why it had to be ice cream, but the girl was hot so I rolled with it.  We talked and just before it got good, my alarm goes off.  Sad thing is, I never asked her what her name was, so I spent half the morning trying to figure it out, but finally I just decided to call her the Ice Cream Girl.

I think that last part may be related to how I can talk to girls naturally and such, but like a moron, I never remember to ask them what their name is.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 12 May 2012, 04:45
Ice Cream Girl? Could you have been dreaming inside the world of Waterman Studios?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: cvcharger on 12 May 2012, 20:16
Ice Cream Girl? Could you have been dreaming inside the world of Waterman Studios?

Not sure.  Of course, I may be missing the cultural reference.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Dollface on 15 May 2012, 00:40
Last night dream was really odd there was military march but all the people were diffrend toys and it looked bit like nazi themed and then there was lots of this guys heads around as i think he was their leader.

(http://www.pelaa-pokeria.com/images/random/knatterton.jpg)


Wiki about the fella if you dont know him (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Knatterton)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ummmkay on 15 May 2012, 02:36
i need to know how to stop having horrible nightmares. this shit is getting out of hand and i am afraid to go back to sleep.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: idontunderstand on 15 May 2012, 02:44
Talking to someone about them might help.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: schimmy on 15 May 2012, 04:30
Pay attention to how hot you are when you have nightmares. I've found that if I'm even slightly too warm, I am practically guaranteed to have nightmares. The hotter I get, the worse and more vivid they are. Making sure I'm cool is a guaranteed way to stop myself from having nightmares.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 15 May 2012, 04:52
Play more videogames. People who play them are better at distinguishing reality from fantasy. That came from a study to lucid dreaming, but I think it works for nightmares as well. For me, at least. Whenever something bad happens to me in a dream, even a non-lucid one, I know in the back of my mind that it isn't real, so it ends immediately.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ummmkay on 15 May 2012, 05:03
ha maybe that could help then. i'm definitely not a gamer, and i have had exactly one semi-lucid dream in my entire life.

schimmy, thanks for the tip about heat. i usually have the ceiling fan running because i don't like being too hot anyway, but i'll make sure it's cooler tonight. hopefully that will help.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: idontunderstand on 15 May 2012, 13:59
Actually, ever since I started boxing (I know I go on and on about the merits of boxing on this forum, but this is the last time, promise) my reaction to nightmares is to just try to beat up whatever tries to get me. This includes huge man-eating spiders and creepy killers as well as general feelings of horror dread. It's like "who's there?! Show yourself you motherfucker! I'll kill you!" etc, whatever it is.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 15 May 2012, 14:19
On the other hand, aren't you the one who nearly beat up his girlfriend while fighting a dream?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Elysiana on 15 May 2012, 15:43
I second the heat thing - when I'm too warm at night I have really bad nightmares - same as when I'm sick and running a fever. In both cases, they're extremely vivid.

You might also want to try switching gears before going to bed. Find a relaxing activity that you can do for a half-hour or so. I generally read a few chapters in bed before turning out the light. Even if it's an action-filled book or a horror story, it gets my brain focused on one thing before I go to sleep, rather than the hundreds it's been focused on all day long. Meditation works for other people, or listening to music.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: idontunderstand on 15 May 2012, 16:53
On the other hand, aren't you the one who nearly beat up his girlfriend while fighting a dream?

Maybe I'm just tired but that's not very funny dude.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 15 May 2012, 17:00
No, I'm serious, you're espousing the benefits of something that you've already noted has caused you a problem. I find that kind of weird.

ETA: ok, found your post, you just scared her not actually hurt her, but dude that would be enough for me.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: idontunderstand on 16 May 2012, 02:21
I'd sooner bleed to death in a septic tank than hurt my girlfriend. Please. She didn't seriously think I would attack her, it was just that I stood up as if I was ready to fight.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 16 May 2012, 06:51
I don't think bainidhe_dub is suggesting you want to hurt your girlfriend, just that if your boxing is causing you to dream aggressively and that in turn is causing your girlfriend to be afraid (I know how scary it can be when things happen in the middle of sleep, I once thought my cat was a monster trying to kill me) then it maybe isn't actually a positive thing.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 16 May 2012, 06:53
I had a dream where I saw my mother shirtless, but she had my dad's torso. Any of you guys want to take a crack at that?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 16 May 2012, 06:59
OEDIPUS
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Carl-E on 16 May 2012, 07:21
+ FREUD
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: lepetitfromage on 16 May 2012, 07:50
Last night I had a dream where I was trying to wrangle all of my loose pets- I had rabbits, guinea pigs and some weird enlarged amoeba thing. One of the rabbits had a baby. I had to run and catch the baby rabbit and I finally caught it and it was the size of a peanut. The I put it back in the cage with all the other pets and went to go make lunches for my fiance and I to take to work. I made us normal sized lunches, but I put them in 25 gallon Rubbermaid bins.


.......I woke up very confused.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 16 May 2012, 08:09
+ FREUD
Mammary envy!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: idontunderstand on 16 May 2012, 10:39
I don't think bainidhe_dub is suggesting you want to hurt your girlfriend, just that if your boxing is causing you to dream aggressively and that in turn is causing your girlfriend to be afraid (I know how scary it can be when things happen in the middle of sleep, I once thought my cat was a monster trying to kill me) then it maybe isn't actually a positive thing.

Thanks for the concern, but I never said boxing gives me more aggressive dreams or that it makes me more aggressive or that I scare my girlfriend. To be honest I feel you are being a bit assuming..  :-\

EDIT: "scare", not "share", jesus christ.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 16 May 2012, 11:14
I didn't have the same concern, I didn't think anything of it at all when you posted that to be honest, I'm just offering my interpretation of what was said, because I didn't think it was suggested that you were abusing your girlfriend. Sorry if I have offended you.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 16 May 2012, 11:23
Yeah, basically, it's great that boxing helps you deal with nightmares, but if you end up trying to actually sleep-fight things (like sleep walking, but, y'know, with punches) - personally if my husband turned into an unpredictable flail-y person to sleep next to, I wouldn't really consider it a good thing, and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want him suggesting it to others as a solution. Obviously I don't know if it was a one-time thing or not, or how your girlfriend feels about it, but that was my reaction. I absolutely was not trying to suggest that you would have intentionally hurt her, sorry if it read that way.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: idontunderstand on 16 May 2012, 12:20
None of you offended me, that's not the point. I just think you jumped to conclusions. I made a post about something I as well as the gf tells as a funny story to people. She grabbed my arm in my sleep and it made me jump up. It was honestly not bad enough to cause any kind of problem between us. I guess I could have been a lot clearer on that, but it was more meant as a funny story than anything. My limited grasp of English makes it harder to communicate sometimes I guess..

I do recommend boxing to everyone. It's honestly not what you think. It has helped me a lot. When it comes to fighting monsters in dreams I honestly feel that it's a 100 % good thing to step up against things that scare you, even if it's just a dream. That's the way I see it. My training backs me up in almost every situation and has nothing to do with fighting and beating people up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Akima on 16 May 2012, 17:35
My training backs me up in almost every situation and has nothing to do with fighting and beating people up.
I don't know anything much about Western-style boxing, but I know this is true of taijiquan. It does sometimes bleed into dreams though. I had a weird one recently about fighting a wooden-man dummy that came to life...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 16 May 2012, 18:21
For the first time ever a few weeks ago, I had a dream where I could punch bad guys and actually hurt them. Usually I either can't hit them or I'm so weak that my blows do nothing. I think it's because I recently made a mele character in Fallout 3.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 17 May 2012, 00:53
Dreams are so weird. I know we mostly dream of stuff we know, which is why people start dreaming about things they've just started doing, but I know I dream about stuff I've never done. My favourite dream, which I haven't had for years now, is of flying - and even that is kind of like swimming in the air. It always seems to be set in the house I lived in as a child as well.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: idontunderstand on 17 May 2012, 02:46
Akima: Western-style boxing, as you call it, is obviously more free-form than any martial art. That is true for both the actual technique and performance of movements as well as the surrounding.. ceremonial stuff. There are rules of conduct in a boxing gym, but I would imagine that they're not as strict as for, say, karate or tajiquan (I only quickly looked it up on wiki). You don't have to speak to your coach with honorary titles or anything and you don't have to greet your opponent prior to sparring, though most people will anyway. But concerning the punching technique and defense strategies I would say boxing is at least equal to any martial art. It requires intense training and concentration. For most people the first step is overcoming the fear of stepping inside the ring with an opponent. The next step, however, is overcoming your ego and your anger. There's no use in just thinking about beating the other guy up if he's at least as skilled as you. The one with the coolest head will win. The less emotion you show the more unpredictable you get, so you have to control your feelings and try to manipulate the other to make a mistake. At least in my opinion it's as much mental training as physical.

I admit there are people who give boxing a bad rep, but the same can be said for rugby or basketball. I have never seen anybody so prone to violence as an average football-fan.  :mrgreen:

I dunno why I'm defending myself like this... Barmymoo, we cool?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 17 May 2012, 03:07
Sure, I have no problem with either you or boxing :) Just didn't want there to be a disagreement over what sounded like a misunderstanding. I've considered boxing myself, but I don't have time at the moment.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Papersatan on 17 May 2012, 04:07
My favourite dream, which I haven't had for years now, is of flying - and even that is kind of like swimming in the air.

This is also how I fly in dreams.  I have talked about it with other people and they all told me that was weird, that they "just fly" in their dreams.  I figured it was evidence that even in the depths of my subconscious mind things needed to me logical. I mean, come on, you just "just fly" you need to propel and steer yourself some how...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Carl-E on 17 May 2012, 05:54
The dreams I flew in (and this was a long time ago) involved a coat or jacket or sweater that I held and that was flapping like it was in a strong wind as I glided on a strong breeze. 

I think it was the result of growing up on the ohio plains - always windy there.  I'd take off from a small rise or hilltop, and somehow fly for miles/hours. 
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: idontunderstand on 17 May 2012, 05:58
Sure, I have no problem with either you or boxing :) Just didn't want there to be a disagreement over what sounded like a misunderstanding. I've considered boxing myself, but I don't have time at the moment.

Well, great.  :-) Thanks.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Elysiana on 17 May 2012, 07:12
In my flying dreams, it's rather like Peter Pan - I just go the direction I want to go, no propelling necessary. I've had others, though, where I fly like I'm sitting on something - but again, no propelling. I just want to go a certain direction and start moving that way.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: lepetitfromage on 17 May 2012, 10:39
I don't typically have dreams about flying- when I'm "airborne" I'm usually either floating or just looking down on something from above and not really aware of even having a body, let alone being sure of what it might be doing.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 17 May 2012, 11:15
I always fly by putting my hands on my hips and flailing.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Elysiana on 17 May 2012, 13:50
Remembered my dream from last night while I was driving around today. One of the strangest dreams I've had in a long time. I dreamed that I was at a natatorium with a few friends - a girl I know now (Girl 1), and one I haven't seen since high school, 15 years ago (Girl 2). We stop at a bathroom somewhere in the building because they both have to go. It's just a toilet and a sink in one room and we we're all crammed in there, so Girl 2 says, "It's fine, it's not like you guys have never seen someone use the bathroom before," and proceeds to poop in the toilet (somehow it was significant to me that she wasn't just peeing). I'm trying to act nonchalant about it but am kind of freaked out because who poops in front of other people that they don't know all that well? She finishes and Girl 1 has to go too, so she starts to poop, then turns around so she's facing the tank. All of a sudden I notice that she's not using the toilet anymore - she's baking eggs in an oven/toilet (somehow it was the same thing). She has eight eggs on a jelly roll pan and has just taken them out from under the broiler, and they're all crunchy on top like bread crust. Girl 2 reaches over and starts poking holes in the crusts where the yolks are, so they run out.

By this time I realize I have to use the bathroom too, so Girl 1 moves out of the way and sets the pan of eggs aside. I'm sitting on the toilet trying to do my business, Girl 2 is sitting on the sink, and Girl 1 is just waiting. Girl 2 pulls her skirt off and Girl 1 goes down on her, and I'm pissed off at them and saying, "Seriously? You can't wait til I'm done? How is this sexy at all? Come on, can't you wait so I can watch while I'm not pooping?"

And then, suddenly, I'm in another area of the natatorium and trying to get my pass approved. I'm holding a baby, though it's not my baby. The cashier hands me a diving mask of some sort with an extra tube and mouthpiece that the baby can use. I go past a few pools where other people are doing drills of some sort, and finally come across the one I need to use. It's only about 4 feet deep and there's a line of people going into it and snaking around in the pool. They all have these diving masks, and we're all headed to the same place - we have to dive 40 feet down in an enormous pool in the next room, and then climb through the tiny opening at the bottom in order to emerge in a different dimension, where we'll be given instructions.

As I'm standing in line, I strike up a conversation with the guy in charge, who happens to be Matt Smith's Eleventh Doctor. We're chatting casually and he's being really nice to the people in line, telling them jokes and trying to keep them from being nervous. He starts talking to the baby I'm carrying and that's when I realize it's not a baby, it's a girl who's maybe 13-14 years old and she's standing next to me. I can't understand how I didn't notice that before but I realize that the mask I have won't work and that she'll need her own, so we go back up to the front of the natatorium and get her a new one, and then go back to the line, where things have progressed a little more.

We now move into the room with the 40-foot-deep pool and I'm told it's actually only 20 feet deep now, which I'm very relieved to hear because the last time I had to dive in this pool I didn't quite make it to the bottom before running out of air (yes, I've had this part of the dream before). We all get our masks on and everyone is pretty scared because we don't know what's on the other side of the opening. I put on my mask and so does the 13-year-old girl, and we jump in. I dive down and am about to head through when I realize something is happening up above and the other people are in trouble somehow so I grab the girl and pull her down and through the opening with me.

We emerge on the other side which somehow is through a very large door that is not laying flat like the opening was - it's standing up just like any normal door to a room. It looks just like our world except the colors are somehow brighter - but not like bolder colors, more like everything has kind of a translucent rainbow tint to it. There's a large Warthog-style vehicle that we have to drive but we don't know where to go.

That's the last part I remember, but I'm pretty sure there was more to it.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 17 May 2012, 13:53
You have very odd, and very interesting, dreams. I'm impressed you remembered that much! I can never remember my dreams very clearly, except for a couple of recurring ones.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Elysiana on 17 May 2012, 14:04
I usually remember them very vividly the second I wake up, then the memory fades for a few hours, then I remember them pretty vividly again early afternoon or so. Sometimes I remember them til I start writing them down... or I'll get fleeting memories of them but if you asked me what part I just remembered, I couldn't tell you.

I used to be a lot better at remembering them, though... and I used to be better at lucid dreaming, too. I don't know if that's related or not, or why I've lost the knack for both.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Sorflakne on 17 May 2012, 15:47
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She finishes and Girl 1 has to go too, so she starts to poop, then turns around so she's facing the tank.
"When you go to drop a Sir Harrington, you face the tank, so you can use the flat top for your ink and papers.  Then when you're done, you don't have to turn around and look at your Sir Harrington when you flush.  That's gross!"
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Dollface on 18 May 2012, 11:06
There was this dream where i had kitten that was total jerk and there were these odd screens that told me some stats and then i met nicer kitty and this first kitty were more herk, it has been scratching me already and now it bited my balls so i snaped its neck and get along with nice kitty.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Elysiana on 18 May 2012, 11:51
Last night I dreamed that my aunt had bought a new house and for some reason we were using it as a stakeout. The whole thing was made of cheap wood and had no carpet or drywall or anything, so walking across the floor was really noisy. Outside in the back yard, a very large hole had been dug. Each time I went outside, it was in a different place, though - one time it was just a large hole in the ground, another time it was a hole in the side of a hill and there were struts holding it up.

There was also a cherry-picker truck out there, and I knew I had to drive it somewhere. I got in and drove off, and suddenly I was driving through really deep water and trying not to get stuck - and by deep I mean it was many feet deep and the truck was actually driving on the top of it somehow. There were train tracks to my right and I figured they'd help keep me out of the really deep part, so I drove up onto those (not sure how, as in my dream they were about 10ft above the water and there was no way to get to them) and followed someone else's car for a little ways. We got past most of the worst of the water so I drove back off the tracks which had dipped down towards the water. The person I'd been following didn't see that the tracks went back up again and they tried to drive off them too late and ended up rolling their car.

Finally I drove back to my aunt's house. Now there was a huge core of dirt next to the hole - not a pile, but more like a large plug. It had been taken out of the hole and held its shape so it was like a 20-foot tower of dirt. I was pissed because I had to park where it was sitting. I ended up parking directly next to it, in a vegetable garden, and then went inside. A few minutes later I heard someone pulling up and looked outside to see a much larger truck - more like an immense forklift almost - picking up the cherry-picker and trying to move it. I ran outside and yelled at the driver and told him he wasn't even supposed to be there and that I still had to use the truck again. He dropped the cherry-picker and then began doing work in the large hole which was now in the side of a hill and had people inside. I walked back into my aunt's house yet again....

... but now it had become my actual house and my husband was there. I knew that I had to help someone so I ran upstairs, but that had become a passageway of some sort - very much like a set of large tunnels inside of a tree. There were lots of people in there trying to find someone, and they were using electronics that were built into the tunnels. There was a sense of urgency about them. I finally found out that a Frost King had gotten in and was trying to harm an important girl. We knew they were on a lower level, so I ran downstairs and was back in our house again. I went downstairs one more level and it was not my house anymore but the basement of what seemed to be a fairly spooky, dark house - like an old farmhouse.

The Frost King was holding onto the girl who seemed to be holding her own. She didn't seem desperate but definitely needed help to defeat him. This is the part where I realize I shouldn't play too much Skyrim before bed... I brought up some sort of interface by touching the air in certain places, like there was a huge invisible game controller there. I brought up a list of spells and was able to read about each one and how it would affect the Frost King. I remember thinking that I liked this interface MUCH more than Skyrim's "usual" interface because it listed different levels of spells that I could use and what I needed to do to upgrade to each one.

I ended up scrapping the whole spell thing and walking up to the two - the girl and the Frost King - and grabbed two handfuls of her hair and then twisted each one and stuck it up each of the Frost King's nostrils, knowing that it would eventually cut off his air. She didn't have quite enough hair to do this, though, so I knew that I'd have to find another way. I pulled the hair out and made it one big handful and used it to wrap it around his face under his nose so that he wouldn't be able to breathe. Knowing that it would give us some time to figure out what to do, I ran back upstairs into my living room where hubby was still waiting for me and wondering how he could help. I told him everything was under control and we just had to wait.

And the rest is just bits and pieces that I remember glimpses of but forget as soon as I remember them >_<
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 19 May 2012, 02:23
I looked in the mirror and I had a really thick beard. And I thought, what the hell, I just shaved yesterday. Then I scratched it and it fell off. I can't grow a beard for squat in real life.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: DrPhibes on 19 May 2012, 08:18
I have so much stress, imagined stress becuase I don't think I'll fail in the end, that I got stabbed in the belly in my dreams. I didn't bleed or anything.

Oh, and another time, because I have a very small blatter I went to the bathroom in my dream, proceeded to sit on the toilet, take a piss, piss on my hands to make it flow into the toilet becuase I was pissing all over the place and then I still had to piss and piss becuase my blatter wasn't emptying. That's when I noticed what what going on and I woke up to take a piss. I should make a 4chan story out of this.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 19 May 2012, 10:49
We were all hiding out in this old house. there were zombies outside, but it was ok! My friend's step dad wrote a book about zombies and left it there for us. But the zombies weren't the most dangerous things out there. There was a gang of mexicans who took over the house and all I had for a weapon was a lighter that shot tiny bullets.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Patrick on 19 May 2012, 10:54
Last night I had this dream where an ex-lover decided to get snuggly at the weekly guitar lesson I give her. We started making out, getting a little heated, that kind of stuff. Then she quite suddenly turned into this dude that I absolutely cannot fucking stand, and I woke up feeling gross and dirty.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 19 May 2012, 11:40
I had a weird dream last night. My foster sisters were there (a little younger than they actually are - more like the age they were when I lived with them, which makes sense) and we were at some kind of seaside resort. I think a boy I was in love with had just left me, so I was all upset about that. They took me to look at some hideously tacky pictures made of glass beads which they had bought from a little tea room, and they were complaining that they couldn't find the last one of the collection. Then we went back to what I think might have been a ship and there was a huge fuss going on because I think the Queen was coming to visit (someone important anyway) and the corridors were flanked with soldiers in fancy uniforms. We had to run back to the car.

At some point in the dream I was also kissing a girl I've had a crush on since we met, and who is now one of my closest friends. She has no idea how I feel about her, which is good since she has a boyfriend and I think would feel awkward about it. I'm trying to get rid of those feelings.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 19 May 2012, 18:57
Last night I had this dream where an ex-lover decided to get snuggly at the weekly guitar lesson I give her. We started making out, getting a little heated, that kind of stuff. Then she quite suddenly turned into this dude that I absolutely cannot fucking stand, and I woke up feeling gross and dirty.

you would dream this shit
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: cvcharger on 19 May 2012, 21:20
Sometimes, my dreams have subtitles.  I assume that is a sign as to how much anime I watch.  Meh, I'll only be concerned if it starts to cause me physical harm.  Not sure how it could though.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Patrick on 20 May 2012, 02:06
You hush, Zing, I already know don't have much of an imagination, conscious or subconscious.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 20 May 2012, 07:43
After convincing a bar owner to let my friend and I into the building before it opens, I found a wheel barrell full of salt. Naturally, my friend is now my cat and we start heading home, BUT aS WE ARE CROSSING tHE STREET THE PIZZA GUY SWERVED AND TRIED TO HIT MY cAT! So I ran over and yelled at him. Later I had to bury my cat because he poisoned her. Her flesh was falling off and I buried her with her head sticking out of the ground. She died before I was finished. It was a terrible dream.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 20 May 2012, 15:13
I just had like three dreams at once? I don't remember them. It's hard to separate one dream from another, but Kanye West was in at least two of them for some reason. I don't even like Kanye West.

In one he was my upstairs neighbour, and his apartment had all these secret passages and rooms and I remember distinctly thinking at one point that I am going to squat the FUCK out of his apartment and he ain't never gonna find me.

In another I was at like...a lake, or something? And I was bored and trying to leave, but it turns out it was some kind of training program I never paid for, and I was like, "I don't have the money for this," and they were like, "yes you do" and I tried to open my bag to get my wallet to prove I have like, no money, but all these loose singles were on top of everything else in my bag, and I was trying to hide them to keep them from thinking I had money, but they saw it and assumed I was holding out on them, so they summoned a hurricane that didn't seem to suck up anything but lots of birds and directed it at me, and I ran for it and got on the bus.

There was a little person in a tiny car who was super pissy about people making fun of their little car, and then there was a bus stop where Kanye West was just straight up bein' a dick to that person and then he got on the bus and we were going along and he stopped the bus to get out and shove someone in a wheelchair over and I'm like "what are you doing" and he's like "I'm Kanye West" and I'm like "you are being a dick" and he was like, "but all the cool kids are doing it!" and I was like, "No, you are just being an asshole, Kanye West," and I made Kanye West feel bad.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Dollface on 31 May 2012, 20:50
There was this man in banana costume chaising me around the house while on bmx bike.


Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Carl-E on 31 May 2012, 21:03
Oh, that was me. 

Sorry, I was looking for someone else's dream at the time. 
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: TRVA123 on 01 Jun 2012, 02:18
 the ghost of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is stalking me. When we meet face to face we start doing the dance moves from PonPonPon. She then stabs me in the gut repeatedly.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Dollface on 01 Jun 2012, 05:55
Oh, that was me. 


i didnt mention this but he had yellow odd looking gun he kept pumping it and yelled something to defile/deflower my ass with it all the time.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Carl-E on 01 Jun 2012, 23:03
Look, I said I was sorry. 
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Patrick on 02 Jun 2012, 03:22
Thursday night after my show, I had a dream that one of the bands we played with broke up. Their drummer is phenomenal, so we swooped him.

Then this afternoon in real life my bandmate suggested we hit that guy up and ask him to be our tour drummer this summer. Coincidence?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Carl-E on 02 Jun 2012, 06:31
Probably not - both of you noticed how good he was ad how well he'd mesh with you.  Your brain took it to the dream state, and your bandmate's brain decided to just ask. 

Let's hope he says yes...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 02 Jun 2012, 06:46
I was having sex in a parking lot with some girl I apparently knew for a while. But before that, we were being chased by a twitchy green behemoth of a thing in a mine shaft. So there's a guy on a scooter just hanging out at the corner of the parking lot by the road. We stop and we notice he's following us and there's a guy on a skateboard holding onto the scooter with fishing line. Somehow now we're in a room and things seemed ok, but then this guy pulls out what looks like a switch blade with the blade retracted, so I take my shorts off the table since I was in my underwear and I used them to try to get the knife, but he kept a hold of it, because my dreams never let moves like that work unless it's against me. So he tries extending the knife and it only comes out about a centimeter and it's perfectly square and not sharp at all. I got it, finally, but then he shows me a sign painted and decorated with glitter that he must have just made, because it was something I said in the parking lot earlier to the girl who doesn't seem very significant at this point. Then he pulls out some kind of handheld metal grinder and slices my thumb open. I look and it's not that deep, but then I realize I'm bleeding clear blood. Eventually I escape into the road, run down, duck into an alley and hide in a room. Then I woke up.

I was drinking last night.

Edit: The sign with my quote was credited to  Ben Stein.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 02 Jun 2012, 10:41
I think you might have been dreaming that you were Scott Pilgrim.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 02 Jun 2012, 13:55
That's the third time today that somebody has mentioned Scott Pilgrim to me. All unrelated.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: whom on 02 Jun 2012, 15:25
Some  guy was threatening me with a gun to let him into my high school, so I let him in and then found a giant plastic knife that I tried to stab him with while he wasn't looking, but I failed and he shot me in the stomach.  Then I called 911 to tell them I'd been shot, but I felt bad for calling them when I was probably fine.  Also, I kept worrying about a paper I had due in 10 minutes that I hadn't started, and throughout the dream I kept trying to let my teacher know that I wouldn't be able to hand it in on time because I'd been shot.  Then the Doctor showed up (the 11th one) and was trying to help me, along with some little kid named Abraham Lincoln (but he wasn't the Abraham Lincoln). I kept saying I'd only seen the guy who shot me in a dream so I couldn't understand how I'd really been shot.  At some point I looked down at my stomach and saw all the blood for the first time.  I woke up and felt the need to double check that I didn't have any bullet holes in me.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 02 Jun 2012, 16:51
I hadn't dreamed about my wife for a while, but she showed up in the last couple of nights. I was racing to bring some food that she was going to cook, and I think I had started out leaving much of it behind and had to go back, on foot, to retrieve. I wasn't anxious, I wasn't in trouble.
And I was glad she showed up. I thank her every time she appears in a dream.
She's been gone about 16 months, and I'm not missing her and grieving for her quite so much. Although this weekend for some reason is difficult.

And at the same time: I went to a next-door neighbor's picnic today and met a woman who is attractive, bright, funny -- and lost her husband in a sudden illness last fall. I left the picnic after she did, and told my hosts on the way out, "I think I'm in love." But she lives 3 hours away in Chicago, had never heard of Lake Wobegon, may be 10 years or more younger than I and a political conservative besides.

But the dream was good, and the conversation was fun.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Patrick on 03 Jun 2012, 03:03
I'm always happy to see loved ones who have passed in my dreams, although it's definitely bittersweet. My favorite uncle visits me every so often, he passed away a little over half a year ago. We watch Giants games together at AT&T Park. Which is funny because I have never actually been there, so it's nice of him to take me. One day I'll take the hint and see them play ball out there.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Sorflakne on 03 Jun 2012, 12:59
So last night I dreamed about my landlady's daughter (she's about my age).  She was sneaking into my apartment while I was at work and taking photos of herself in her bra and panties on my bed and hiding them in my books.  I find some of the photos and confront her on them, and...eh, I'll let you figure out the rest :P


Here's a dream I had a couple years ago.  Anyway, I was a kid...not me myself, but a kid about 10 or 12.  I lived in a medium sized town, and some new neighbors had just moved in.  My parents invite them to dinner; they're like a family out of a 50's sitcom, in appearance and mannerisms; husband smokes a pipe and wears sweater vests, wife is a secretary but dresses like a stay-at-home housewife, daughter is a sweet little girl who likes frilly dresses, and son is...the outlier...he's basically an expy of punk/grunge.  Definitely does not fit with the rest of his family.  And unlike his family, who likes to tallk and whatnot, he is stony silent throughout...basically a typical rebellious teenager.

And the next night, they invite us to dinner.  BBQ ribs is the entree, and they are the best tasting ribs ever.  The new family says they're from a special breed of pig that the husband's uncle keeps in some remote corner of the country, but for some reason, a thought in the back of my mind says that something's off about this meat.  Can't place a finger on it, but it just bugs me.

A few days pass (yeah, it was a loooong dream), and there's a story in the newspaper about a few people that have gone missing in town.  Later that evening, I happen to look over at the new neighbors' yard, and see them enjoying a BBQ dinner on their deck.  Then it crosses my mind that my new neighbors are cannibals!  New people in town...several people gone missing...BBQ ribs on the same day people go missing...it all makes sense!  But, I need proof...

So that night, I sneak out and over to their outdoor trashcans.  After digging through them, I can't find any bones, or anything else that might prove my theory.  So I go one step further.  The next day, I feign illness until my parents agree to let me stay home from school.  Once they're gone, I watch the neighbors' house until they all leave for work or school.  Once they're gone, I sneak out of the house and over to theirs, and find an unlocked window I can open and slip through.

The inside of the house is ordinary enough...but I carefully comb the interior, looking for anything incriminating.  But the more I search, the more I'm starting to believe that my imagination had gotten the better of me.  The only room that doesn't fit with the 50's image of the family is the son's room, with rock and metal posters adorning the walls and whatnot.  Basically, the family is just a typical all-American family, from what I can see.  So I head for the window to sneak out and enjoy the rest of my day off, and I see a door I hadn't noticed before.  I open it, and see a set of steps leading into a basement.  Since I'm already here, I decide to check it out.

I flip a light switch at the bottom of the stairs, and see an unfinished room, cinderblock walls and cement floor.  A water heater is in one corner and a shop sink next to it.  There's a shelf with tools along one wall, and a small window opening into the backyard.  Nothing of interest stands out, and I turn to leave.

As I start going upstairs, a thought occurs to me.  When we had dinner with the neighbors, I remembered seeing two windows along the house's base.  I turn and look back, but see only the one window.  Getting curious again, I go back into the room and take another look at the far wall.  After examining it for a few minutes, I finally find what looks like a secret door.  Getting excited now, I look for something that could open it, and soon find the switch.  The door swings open into a dark room, one that's lit only by the light filtering through the other window, which looks like it's covered in grime.  I find a light switch, flip it on, and proceed to become freaked the fuck out.

The scene before me looks like something out of a horror movie.  There's a wooden beam table in the center of the new room, with a carcass missing most of its flesh on it.  Except its human.  And its remaining flesh looks like it's been ripped, judging by the raggedness of it.  Even though I'm thoroughly terrified, I move forward for a closer look, and nudge something on the floor.  I look down, and see it's a spinal column.  And that the floor is littered with bones and flesh...all of it bearing marks of having been gnawed and torn.  Despite myself, I continue to the table and take a closer look at the body.  The jaw is open in a silent scream, the bones stained dark red from dried blood, and some of its entrails still visible in its chest cavity.  I take a closer look at some of the gnaw marks, and think that it looks like a large animal did the damage.  And then I find a perfect bitemark in one of the strips of flesh...it's semicircular, and the visible marks indicate flattened teeth.

Then it dawns on me: I was right the whole time.  The neighbors are cannibals!  I turn and look back at some of the bones on the floor and recognize rib bones, only they've been cut, not gnawed, and then it hits me again:  The ribs we had for dinner were ribs from people, not pigs!  I turn to make my escape, when I hear a door upstairs open.  Oh shit!  Someone's home!  I dash to the door of the secret room and shut its door, knowing I won't be able to escape upstairs as I hear footsteps moving around.  My only hope is the window, which I now notice is grimy from dried blood spatter.  A dis-articulated skeletal arm grips...a set of bars over the window??!  Oh hell!  Maybe I can squeeze through...they look narrow enough for me to fit my kid's body through them...

I reach up and force the window open, and crawl up, feeling the boney arm brushing against me as I try to slip through.  And for a moment, it seems to be working---I'm almost free if I can get my hips through....

I look up, and see the mother and daughter come around the corner of the house, carrying a couple boxes of flowers.  Too late to slide back inside.  They look up, see me half-outside, and stop.  We stare at each other for a few seconds, and then the daughter drops her flowers and runs at me, teeth bared and giving a deranged hiss.  Her mother is close behind, with a similar expression, and--


And then my alarm went off.  Probably the only time I'm glad my alarm woke me up before a dream ended.

Looking back, the whole dream played out like something from a short story from one of those scary story collections we used to read as kids.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Mister D Nomms on 03 Jun 2012, 13:09
That last post is now my favorite Hardy Boys story.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 04 Jun 2012, 05:16
I dreamed that I slept until noon on a work day, then got up and fixed a political scandal for my coworker's friend. What really happened was my dog barked at god-knows-what for 25 minutes and stopped as soon as I got up 3 minutes before my alarm. Now I feel like butt.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Sorflakne on 04 Jun 2012, 17:03
That last post is now my favorite Hardy Boys story.
I've thought about fleshing it out into a full fledged short horror story and submitting it to an amateur publication.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: valley_parade on 05 Jun 2012, 09:04
Went to see Boris, but it was less a concert and more like they were filming a music video like..in the basements of some really generic old college. Afterwards there was a buffet for the band and everyone that was there.

Wata's friends were joking around with me and hitting on me and asking me about Marc Savard for some reason..and then my phone went off.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 22 Jun 2012, 03:00
I was in a bed on an airplane and I had to explain, in my best broken German, that I hurt a kid in self-defense because a bunch of them were attacking me. To Hitler.

Later I told someone else that because of the speed of the airplane time would pass a teeny tiny bit faster at the surface than on board. That part's correct.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Sorflakne on 24 Jun 2012, 18:39
Had another dream about my ex...

Dream was in an apocalyptic wasteland, with me running around an old army complex dodging ghouls, so it was a Fallout dream, but it was in graphics from Daggerfall (the second TES game) (and yes, I have had a few dreams in pixels).  It was also a bright sunny day with a fresh snowfall, so hiding was a little hard with me leaving tracks for the ghouls to follow.  I also had no ammo for my handgun, and wished I knew a thing or two about sneaking as I look at my minimap and see multiple red dots closing in on me, so I duck into a hooch.  Inside, the graphic/pixel look goes away and my vision returns to normal.  And I find my ex there, alive and well, and apparently oblivious to what's going on outside.

And she starts getting all touchy-feely with me, saying she wants us to get back together.  I'm like, that's cool and all, but we have to figure a way out of here first.  She doesn't listen and keeps getting pushy while I'm rummaging around for ammo, a map, another weapon or anything useful.  The dream ended before conclusion as I was digging through a crate, my ex wrapping her arms around my torso.

Definitely a different dream for me...not the setting or theme so much, but how it went down.  Not sure how to interpret it.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Patrick on 25 Jun 2012, 04:24
Wata's friends were joking around with me and hitting on me...
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...and then my phone went off.

So this is why you get yr knickers twisted when I drunk text you stupid shit at 5am.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: valley_parade on 25 Jun 2012, 13:03
No, that's because you just wake me up at 5:30 in the fucking morning. THis was like 10:30.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Dollface on 25 Jun 2012, 22:25
i was is somewooden mansion and there were these two ladies that were just bitt odd but harmless and i had to kill jack who was grimreaper and then i had to find some porttrait of an man and everything in his room was upside down and his picture he had smaller picture of him tattooed on his forehead and i had to free his sould that was inthe attic.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 11 Jul 2012, 02:09
I wanted to take a bath, but everything was conspiring to keep me from doing that. I would fill up the bath, and a moment later someone else would be sitting in it, or the water was all dirty, or the plug got pulled out, or the tub was moved somewhere else, or even the bottom of the tub was just gone, causing the tap water to go all over the floor and having to clean that up. At one point I flipped over the filled bathtub in frustration after yet another failure, flooding the entire room. I never actually got in the bath during the entire dream.

I think the reason I wanted to take a bath was because I had a stinging pain in my side, probably from lying in an awkward position in bed. I can still slightly feel it now.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Papersatan on 11 Jul 2012, 08:41
Uggh.  I did a lot of dreaming and woke up remembering, not just the dream I was having, but the one before too.  I hate that because it always makes me feel a bit restless during the day.  I go through periods sometimes where I remember my dreams to well and I start to feel unsure of which things really happened and which were fake.  I will remember something and then have to reason with myself about whether it happened for real or not.  It is an easy decision for some dreams (no you did not learn to fly last week Kat...) but more difficult for others (didn't we get a check in the mail, and use it to pay the electric?).


Todays dreams:
1. I went home to visit my family, specifically my father (who got very ill last year in real life).  I had extended interactions with him, my mother and my brother.  My father had 5 ferrets living in my old bedroom.  My brother was fixing their bathroom for them (the bathroom was under construction most of my life, like with missing plaster and what not, but was professionally fixed a few years ago).  My father also could walk without assistance, though he still didn't have full use of his left hand (since the illness in real life he shuffles with a walker, and has lost use of his left hand)  Also, in real life he lost over 150 pounds during his illness, but in my dream he had gained most of it back, and I was concerned for him, because he (really) has congestive heart failure so being heavy is really bad for him. 

2. I was in prison, and making food selections from the sort of menu you get in a hospital.  I ordered shredded carrots, a chicken and mac and cheese.  People were surprised by this for some reason.  There was a fight somewhere down the hall, and a guard (played by Nic Cage?) put his arm splint under a door for some reason and the prisoner took it and used it to beat himself.  Later in the dream Nic Cage was being taken away for abusing the prisoner, while the prisoner looked on and grinned.

3. The filming of a commercial for a cruise ship.  A very pregnant woman in a bikini is laying on the front of the ship, dangling her head over the edge while her man sits nearby and asks if she is nauseous.  She says something witty about pregnancy and nausea and how motion sickness is nothing! Then it magic camera's to 6 months earlier and they are on a cruise, diving from the ship into he water, where they get freaky... the implication being this is how she got pregnant, on an earlier cruise! This is the end of the commercial, but I become the woman, that is I have her body and am in the water.  In the dream the prison thing is haunting me, like I feel like it all happened but I can't tell the guy.  I keep plunging under the water and panicking because I think I won't surface in time.  also I am naked and I am worried people will take pictures so I won't get back on the boat.  Other people start swimming and I am talking to one of them.  Mariska Haggerty is also there.  A girl near me observes that she is pretty, and I agree, and say something like, "Man when I see her I am always like <noise>" making the noise makes me sink, straight down, but I can't stop... I start to panic because I keep sinking, and my chest is tense and still making this noise, and I know when I stop I will need to take a deep breath, but I am so far underwater...

I woke up. My mouth was super dry, which has been happening lately, I think because I am mouth-breathing and snoring.  My tonsils have been swollen for a few months now and I think they are causing this.  I wonder if all the drowning paranoia in the last dream was because I was not breathing well in real life. 

[update] Uggggggggg I fell asleep again and had more vivid dreams and now I feel all swimmy and dizzy and it is hard to stay awake, even though I should have had plenty of sleep. 
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Tellusora on 12 Jul 2012, 05:39
Haven't had notable dreams in recent weeks. Although...

1. I wrote my IB Chinese exams in English.
2. I got an impossibly shitty result for said IB exams. (I recently got the real ones - better but only slightly (drama))

3. Recurring childhood nightmare of running down a corridor being chased by Cruella deVille and 2 huge dalmations. Oh the cackles...
4. Recurring childhood nightmare of stumbling down a dark corridor with invisible walls. Darkness all around.  There was this vague sense of primal terror, that I was being chased and had to escape some formless horror. Then suddenly a ungodly sound of piercing/tearing/shattering rips my reality in two, and I wake up in cold sweat. Thank goodness it's long gone and conquered - it inspired a production I created.

Flying dreams are absolutely my favourite kind of dreams, what with that vertigo and weightlessness of being in the air. Leaving the ground is like starting an old car though. I need a running start and/or lots of jumping up and down. Then I flap my way up in the air. For the most part I have control, though sometimes I start falling for no reason and I either can't take off again or it takes a lot of effort. Still, the best dreams I've ever had.

Years ago I had this dream about the perfect girl, that I knew with such conviction was the right one for me. I felt such love, or what seemed like it (never been in a relationship) to this random girl whose face/name/detals I can't recall. Sigh...

I wish I could have lucid dreams. To hold such unimaginable power...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 13 Jul 2012, 09:22
Actually, given that they're dreams, I'm pretty sure it's the most imaginable power there is.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 14 Jul 2012, 06:19
My wife and I were in the car, in a road race from a northern Detroit suburb to what might have been the Ford hq in Dearborn. Clara was driving most of the way, and a trip that should have been quite fast, mostly on freeways, was boggled by every imaginable obstacle: A wrong turn trying to get to a freeway dumped us into traffic. Another wrong turn dumped us into a clogged parking lot; one thing after another. We'd started with a clear lead, but as we blew the lead, I was getting cranky with my wife. I think my bladder was starting to wake me before we finished; my memory was that someone told us we'd come in 10th or 11th, but my memory also says that I was putting words in that someone's mouth, maybe to punish my wife. WTF?
She's been gone a year and a half. I was driving between rural towns yesterday, missing her beside me. So whatever my feelings in the dream, I was glad to see her.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: pwhodges on 16 Jul 2012, 23:11
It's quite rare for me to remember enough of a dream to record, and this is rather fragmentary...

I was picked up from work in a car along with Faye, Sven and Akima, possibly by my old boss Ian; there should have been one other person (don't recall who) but we decided to leave him.  On arrival in the crowded market place of a nearby town, we proceeded to put up a marquee (a large one with poles a foot in diameter) in which we then put on a performance of an opera.  We were both doing the backstage work and performing on stage, facing the audience which was outside the marquee.  It appeared that we were actually miming the performance to a CD recording, as we were able to pause it when someone wasn't ready.  The opera was Wagner's Die Meistersinger.

This is probably a reference to Longborough Festival Opera (http://www.lfo.org.uk/), which is near the market town of Chipping Norton, not far from Oxford, one of whose trustees I was talking to a couple of weeks ago, and which is putting on their complete Ring cycle next year - this may be the most practical possibility for me ever to get to see the cycle on stage.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 17 Jul 2012, 04:23
this may be the most practical possibility for me ever to get to see the cycle on stage.
Have you had any opportunities to see the Met Live in HD? I saw the complete Ring cycle in the last year in theaters in Tucson Arizona and Battle Creek Michigan. I knew I'd love the music, but the entire production was amazing, despite/including a strange set. It's possible to "rent" the operas via live streaming, although it doesn't appear that the Ring cycle is on the list. Looks like screens in London, Newcastle and Nottingham carry the series.
But you probably know all this.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Elysiana on 17 Jul 2012, 09:01
Super-long dream coming up. I already posted this on another board but figured someone here might also find it interesting. This was a VERY strange dream for me, not because it was one of those weird fever-dreams that don't make sense, but because it's a subject that I don't think about, consciously or not. I am not a very "woo, girl power" type of person, and I am non-religious/non-spiritual. Normally if someone told me a story like this, I would roll my eyes and think they were too melodramatic for their own good, so the fact that it stuck with me for a few days before I wrote it down is definitely odd. Actually, the fact that it was NOT a weird fever-dream is odd in and of itself. Usually my dreams are pretty disjointed, but this played out like a movie. Very linear and very clear.

A word of warning - it deals with "girl stuff" so if you're squeamish about blood, don't read.


The first thing I remember is that I'm walking along a path in a medieval setting - people are wearing garb, there's a large castle nearby, and there are knights on horses coming up the path behind me - maybe 15 or 20 of them. I notice almost all of the knights are women, but there are several men too. All are wearing leather armor and carrying swords, daggers, or bows and arrows. They command my full attention and I feel a sense of majesty about them - they are to be trusted, not feared, and would do anything to protect this kingdom and the people in it. I get a distinct feeling that they would do anything I ask of them, but I also know that I would never ask them to do anything that would go against their nature - not necessarily because I am a good person, but because they are, and it would not be right for me to do so. I also feel that they are very powerful warriors, and that they would win any battle because it's part of their nature - that they are somehow the universe's way of balancing out any evil in the world.

In the front of this line of knights on horses is a man on foot, portly and gruff, about 50 years old, who appears to be commanding the knights, but somehow I know that he answers to them, not the other way around - almost like he is protecting their identities. I can tell that even though he is surly, he is not heartless. He can also be trusted completely, but he doesn't carry the same nobility as the knights. He tells me to move off the path so they can get through and I clumsily oblige, apologizing. He sourly tells me not to apologize and I feel embarrassed, like I've offended him somehow. This apparently frustrates him even more and he mutters under his breath at me as he walks past.

As the group of knights passes by, I hear a commotion up ahead of them. Everything is suddenly chaotic as they charge by, ready to fight. The gruff man steps off the path to let them through and is shouting orders at them. I notice that as they go past, beaded bracelets are falling off their arms and landing on the ground, breaking and throwing glass and clay beads everywhere. As the last horse charges past, I run to the path to pick up these beads in order to give them back, feeling that they are very important in some way. As I'm putting the beads in my basket, the man starts yelling at me. I hurriedly try to explain that I'm not stealing them, I'm going to give them back, and he yells that I need to get to the castle immediately. I'm flustered at this point and worried that I'm being punished for stealing, and he becomes more angry. "Just drop the basket and get to the castle, we need you NOW!" This statement confuses me, and I drop everything and run as fast as I can. They need me? Who? Why?

I make it to the castle and there is utter bedlam. People are shouting and running everywhere, and I can't figure out where to go. As I'm standing there in a panic, I feel a trickle going down my leg; I look down and realize that my period has started. Blood is now gushing out of me and I have no way to stop it or clean it up. I'm deeply embarrassed but can't figure out where I can go to hide or clean up. A woman grabs my arm and says, "This way," and sends me running down a corridor. There are no other people down here, and I didn't even know this alley existed until now. As we're running, she yells to me, "How serious are you about this?" I have no idea what she's talking about and stumble on my words, unable to make a sound. "How serious are you?! We need to know! Will you fight?" she screams. I feel that I'm about to make the most important decision of my life and that there is no going back no matter which way I answer. Somehow I feel that answering "no" would be the biggest mistake I could make. "Yes, I'll fight, but what are you talking about?" I say, frightened. The woman pushes me into an opening in the wall that's just big enough for me to crouch through, and says, "Go." I look ahead and see that there is water gushing through this tiny passageway - so much that it fills it to the top. I suddenly wonder if she's trying to kill me. If I go in there and there's no way out...

"If you're going to do this, you need to go now! There's no more time! You're needed!" she yells. I realize that she's not going to let me back out anyway, so I take a deep breath and jump into the rushing water. I slide down the inclined passageway with no control, wondering how far it will go and whether I'll be able to take another breath. I can tell that she's sliding down right behind me and that makes me feel slightly better, but it doesn't answer my questions either. We get to a spot where the passageway isn't inclined anymore, and somehow I hear her say, "You have a choice; you can open your mouth and breathe the water and continue forward, or you can turn your head and turn away." I realize that if I breathe in the water I will most likely die, but it's the path I have to take and I will be alright. If I turn my head, it will burst my eardrums but I wouldn't die; I'd be free to live my life as it was before, but I would regret the decision forever. My blood is now mixing with the water, making it even harder to see, and I realize time is running out. I'm scared to death to do so, but I move forward and breathe in the water... but I realize I'm breathing air instead. The water level starts going down and is not filling the corridor anymore. I'm sliding downward again. As I slide, my clothes are falling off and I can't do anything to hold onto them.

I finally burst out into the open outside the castle, completely naked by now, and continue down what is now an open water flume. The woman is not behind me anymore; her work is done. I see that there is a round pool at the bottom of the flume, in the middle of a huge field of rolling hills. There is forest and a dirt path surrounding the field in the distance. I realize it's the same forest I was in before, but I hadn't known this field or the pool existed, even though I must have walked past it before. Even though it was daytime when I was at the castle, it's now nighttime here. The full moon is out, and I can see everything perfectly. I splash down into the pool and swim to the surface. Brushing my hair out of my eyes, I look around at smiling faces - there are 6 or 7 women, and one man, treading water along the edges of the pool, and all are grinning at me, almost giggling, but I can tell that they're kindhearted and are only amused at how bewildered I look. I suddenly feel ashamed that I have dirtied this pool with my blood, but I then see that the water is perfectly clear. I realize that I'm still menstruating, but the blood becomes part of the water and that's what makes the water pure. It's so clear that it is like crystal and reflects the moonlight all the way to the bottom of the pool, easily 20 feet - the water almost glows, like every atom of it is reflecting the light, not just the surface.

I suddenly realize that all of them went through the same ritual that I just did, and that we are all knights now. Men can become these knights also, but only a very few are chosen and they must be entirely pure of heart. Only those men that have always had the utmost respect for the women around them would be allowed to join. They would not, however, have the same power that the women do, because our power comes from the fact that we menstruate - a sort of blood magic. As I am contemplating this, I hear commotion in the distance and see horses coming through the forest and charging up the path toward the castle, and know that we have to go defend our people. I think back to the gruff man and realize that he was not frustrated that I was in the way - he was frustrated because I was so timid and underestimated myself terribly, when really I held a great amount of power. I smile and wake up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 17 Jul 2012, 09:35
Wow! Except for the nudity and the blood, it sounded Tolkienesque. Well, that and the authority extended mostly to women.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Elysiana on 17 Jul 2012, 12:58
It really kind of was like something straight out of a fantasy book or movie. While I do read/watch them, I certainly wouldn't say that's my favorite genre or that I daydream about being in a setting like that. I know a lot of girls who would be very "Ahmuhgah, it was soooo awesome, yay team vagina" about a dream like this, but I'm still very "What?"
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Lines on 17 Jul 2012, 13:51
Last night I dreamt Michael and I were leaving home for NYC. Except home was in the middle of nowhere country (looked West Virginia) and I had a jerk father (I do not have a father). So I spent so much time planning everything with Michael and packing and trying to decide what to take and what not to take while Michael planned getting out there. The day comes for us to leave and I find out he only bought one plane ticket - for himself. He was under the impression I'd get my own and that I wouldn't care if we were on different flights. So I have to wait around to buy a ticket and when I finally do arrive to NYC, he doesn't pick me up. So I have to find the apartment we were going to be staying in by myself and when I get there I find out we've moved in with another girl and they are sharing a room together while I'm in a tiny, dinky room by myself.

At this point I woke up because I was angry at this stupid dream. Seriously, most of this dream was spent packing and trying to hide the fact I was leaving from my father. I don't really know where this one came from, it makes no sense to me.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 06 Aug 2012, 15:31
I was talking with someone who had worked on the SR-71 program and he was so pleased with my enthusiasm that he gave me one of his keepsakes, one of the jets's ignition keys.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 06 Aug 2012, 15:42
Did the aircraft have an ignition key?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Patrick on 06 Aug 2012, 19:30
My bandmate Matt and I got into a huge fight over who got the last piece of presliced cheddar in the package. We threw our shoes at each other.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 09 Aug 2012, 21:53
Did the aircraft have an ignition key?

Pretty sure it didn't. They couldn't even start themselves.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Sorflakne on 10 Aug 2012, 15:47
Had another dream about my ex...

So a bunch of us were at a house gathering, complete with the music, drinking, etc, except it had a high class atmosphere, despite that we were all in casual dress.  So anyway, I'm off to one side, enjoying my drink, when the ex comes up and corners me and flat out asks me which of her friends I'm sleeping with; not in an angry tone, more of a matter-of-fact "how's the weather?" tone.  I deny the accusation, but she keeps pressing the question, placing her hands against the wall on either side of me so I can't just duck away (we're about the same height and she's in very good shape, she could probably take me down).

She then starts trying to guess by listing off various names.  She apparently doesn't find the right one, but then says something along the lines of, "I don't really care, anyway, because I know you want this," and then starts kissing me and wraps herself around me (metaphorically, not literally like a snake or something :P ).  The dream continued from there, but details get fuzzy.



Now here's the ironic thing:  Dream-ex was right, I am seeing one of her friends in real life (hey, she approached me long after me and ex broke up, and we're agreed that it's strictly a friends-with-benefits deal).  My take on the dream is that it's my subconscious trying to convince me to try pursuing the ex instead, but since this is real life afterall, I know that it would never work out like it does in a movie (or dream).
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 10 Aug 2012, 16:43
4. Recurring childhood nightmare of stumbling down a dark corridor with invisible walls. Darkness all around.  There was this vague sense of primal terror, that I was being chased and had to escape some formless horror. Then suddenly a ungodly sound of piercing/tearing/shattering rips my reality in two, and I wake up in cold sweat.

This sounds eerily like much of the narrative in House of Leaves.  I'd recommend you read it, but if you haven't already, it might well bring back the nightmares...



Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Papersatan on 14 Aug 2012, 11:51
Last night I had a dream that was quite unlikely for me, even though it must be one had by thousands of girls every night.  I.... went on a date with Justin Beiber.  He was very polite.  I felt ridiculous about it in the dream.  I must have won a contest or something cause neither of us really wanted to be there, but we were nice about it.  His fav band is a Norwegian metal band.  A news blurb came on the radio that their house had been robbed and he lost his shit.  I remember taking a long time trying to word a complement about his fashion sense.   The bus we were on went underwater and I panicked, but her was cool as a cucumber.  He was not very comforting though. 

Also, now his song "Boyfriend" is in my head.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 15 Aug 2012, 05:36
I had a celebrity dream as well. A strange one. It involved Cameron Diaz coming home late with her kids to her husband, and from the context I gathered that he was abusive. Or I might have made that up on the spot, you never know. Also, I didn't actually know she was Cameron Diaz: I did see her face but the part of my brain that connects faces to names must have been asleep at that moment, because all that would register was 'famous person'. Anyway, I think I suggested borrowing clothes from me that would make it look like she just stepped out for a moment and wasn't gone all night, but she said that wouldn't work because none of my clothes are, well, what a famous person would wear, even at night. It didn't strike me as important that I only owned men's clothes.

I don't even have any conscious memory about Cameron Diaz's personal life, nor have I seen any movies starring her recently, so I don't know where this came from.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 26 Sep 2012, 15:44
Wow, I actually woke up from a nightmare this morning. Like, an honest scared-out-of-your-wits nightmare. I haven't had a nightmare in years.

It was preceded by a regular dream where large parts of a department store were apparently bought up by some shadowy corporate entity, and they allowed people to just take stuff out of the store without paying for them, which was very likely illegal. I found a pair of really cool jeans in that store, so I'm kinda sad they're not real.

Strangely, the nightmare was a very controlled experience. The previous dream faded into being in a dark suburb at night. The whole thing was basically like playing a video game; I knew that it was dark, scary and dangerous, but even though you might be scared of what happens in a game, you're likely going to act anyway because there's no real threat. In this case, there was a glowing white, blurry, featureless and shapeless thing in the middle of the road. When I approached it, it became angry and started screaming like you would expect a featureless and shapeless thing to scream, which is a noise unlike any scream you will ever hear, but a scream nonetheless.

At that point, I decided that this game had been scary enough, so I mentally switched it off and woke up back in my room. But that wasn't the end of it. I was still scared half to death, and this was reflected by the way I was unable to turn on the lights, which would flicker and die, and how it was still very dark outside. In a panic, I ran out of my room and into the kitchen, where I thought of how stupid I'd look if one of my fellow tenants found me running through the apartment, deathly afraid of nothing at all. So I gathered some courage, and walked back down the corridor to my room, still wheezing and shaking from fear, and went right back into my room, where I found that it was now mid-day and sunlight spilled through the windows, which instantly calmed me down. That's when I really woke up: only after becoming completely calm.

It's interesting that the entire time, I was aware that none of these scary things were at all dangerous. I was in control of what happened in (what I thought was) the horror game, but I wasn't able to stop feeling incredibly scared after I stopped the game. Afterwards, even when I thought I had 'woken up', I still knew that whatever I was afraid of was not real. The fear was absolutely real, but part of me knew not to trust the fear, because it was still reacting to something that wasn't really there. It felt weirdly divisive.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Omega Entity on 26 Sep 2012, 16:21
It's a really good thing that my body's good at determining whether I'm dreaming or not. Because I really had to pee in my dream , and I was trying -so hard- to go in the dream. Then I woke up, and lo and behold, still had to pee. Went to the bathroom, then went back to sleep. Unfortunately, I couldn't continue where I left off.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 26 Sep 2012, 17:52
I remember reading a comment (on a Cracked article, I think) about someone who said that they had a dream where they really had to pee but they couldn't get out bed because their brain was telling them that they were addicted to peeing and that it was staging an intervention.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: lepetitfromage on 27 Sep 2012, 06:24
At that point, I decided that this game had been scary enough, so I mentally switched it off and woke up back in my room.

I absolutely HATE when I "wake up" in my dreams. I've actually overslept because I turned my alarm clock off irl and then proceeded to go through my morning routine in my sleep, convincing myself that I'm already awake.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 27 Sep 2012, 06:40
Like Calvin? (http://poietes.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/calving-and-hobbes-dreams.gif?w=600)

I had the opposite recently. I dreamt that I turned off my alarm, then I woke up ten minutes later thinking "oh shit I overslept!" and saw that my alarm wouldn't have gone off for another 40 minutes.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Lines on 27 Sep 2012, 07:38
Had a weird nightmare last night (don't really remember much of it, other than some sort of zombie dog pieces chasing me), but the way I woke up was basically going, "ohshitohshitohshit" while hyperventilating and when I woke up I was also hyperventilating. Nightmares are stupid.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: lepetitfromage on 28 Sep 2012, 10:46
Yes! Just like that lol
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: PthariensFlame on 02 Oct 2012, 22:15
I, too, have fantasy dreams sometimes; in fact, I just had one as recently as a few weeks ago:



I and several others were apprenticed to a giant (about Hagrid's size, but otherwise incomparable), who was teaching us small magics as well as swordfighting and archery.  Most of the dream was just me or us running around the Frozen Forest (it was exactly what it sounds like, and that was the dream's only setting) doing some sort of training task; once, we were in a competion against the other groups who are traing there like we were.  The thing is, the entire Frozen Forest was enclosed in a gigantic single-room building that you could always see the simple but immense ceiling of, high above you and the trees.  The dream continuously skipped a lot of intermediate time (including in-character sleep), and by the end of he dream I had the impression that a couple of weeks had passed.

Then we (that is, my teacher's group) somehow found ourselves next to one of the building's walls, in a spot where the wall (same material and construction as the ceiling) had a large matching wooden door, which was open.  I knew (in that way that you "just know" stuff in dreams) that the door led into the home/throne of the ancient god (who had a name, but I've forgotten what it was) who ruled the place.  Without me noticing, the room must have transformed in that instant to be much smaller than it was before.  All the ice started melting, and a lot of burly-looking men with swords and other close-quarters weapons strapped to various locations on their bodies were sitting on and standing next to perhaps a dozen wooden benches (again, same style of construction) that had inexplicably replaced the entire forest, although at the time I found nothing at all odd about this.  All the men had determined looks on their faces.  I stepped through the door and headed up he short side ramp of the raised platform that was in the room beyond.  On the platform was the god, sitting on his throne with a simple golden crown on his head and looking like a tired old man. There was also the god's high wizard and chief advisor, who was standing behind and to the leg of the throne.  Completing the tableau was a selection of the god's valuable possessions, displayed on pedastels along and towards the back of the rest of the platform and interspersed with four or five armed guards.

I saw a man in journeyman magician's robes enter the room, upon which the high wizard immediately stood up, fluidly pointed his ornate wooden staff in the air, and commandingly boomed, "Do not think!"  Blue and white lightening blasted out across the entire room from the top of his staff.  I left that room, and noticed that everyone was getting restless.  The giant who had been instructing us explained quietly that the god had told his high wizard to wipe the minds of any magician who entered his room, because the god did not want his thoughts being read.  I said (and now quote verbatim), "So everything has been leading up to this."  Our giant replied (also an exact quote, except the name of the god), "[Whatever the god's name was] wanted them to keep his room warm.  Well, they kept it warm, all right.  Too warm.  There's a reason this forest sits on a bed of frost."  Everyone started to move towards the throne room door.


Then I woke up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: idontunderstand on 03 Oct 2012, 02:43
I dreamt I was taking a exam in history which I hadn't studied for and all I could think of was how I could cheat. I'll probably have these dreams for the rest of my life..
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 03 Oct 2012, 02:45
I crashed a car. That happens every time I drive one, probably cause I don't know how to drive. Fortunately, my mom said the insurance will cover the damage.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 03 Oct 2012, 04:52
I dreamt that I had already gotten ready for work, fancy makeup and all (I don't really wear makeup), and then I'd gone to work and there was a rivalry between the two sides of the office. A lady who is sort of my friend IRL said that my hair was terrible. And then I woke up and got to work very late so that sucked.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: VonKleist on 03 Oct 2012, 04:57
I dreamt (again) that I was the Admiral of an armada of tiny battleships that fought other tiny ships in some sort of water-maze. Near the "end" of the dream the enemy ships turned into naked ladies, though :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Papersatan on 28 Nov 2012, 12:47
Just had one of my memories that was really a dream. 

I ran across this photo online:
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-vPCDpigLz5o/ULY8w1Qlw6I/AAAAAAAA8FI/qDrEqf_Kdo8/s620/Some-times-I-go-out-of-the-city-to-see-this.jpg)

And I thought "Yeah the milky way was really pretty last night.  and then they way Jupiter showed up and you could see the storm and the rings on Saturn... wait.  That is not a thing that happens... Also, I haven't been far enough away from a city to see the stars in months, and after I saw the planets I ran into a building with funny staircases and a stage, and I was hiding, from what? doesn't matter that that didn't happen either."  Fuuuccck you brain full of dreams. 
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 28 Nov 2012, 12:50
I dreamt about storks. Thousand of storks, flying everywhere, in gardens, through windows, open doors, trees, buildings, everywhere.

I fed one peanut butter. Because my dreaming brain believes that every living thing likes peanut butter.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Asterus on 29 Nov 2012, 12:23
My dreams always seem to play out in extremely disturbing ways. Usually they swing between two themes; me getting chased and/or killed, or some weird Paprika-esque sequence that transitions without warning. I can only assume that it's indicative of my self hatred and my suspicion that nothing is actually real XD On a brighter note, I've become quite proficient at kicking myself out of dreams, and if I ever end up making indie games, I'll have no lack of inspiration for "quirky" ideas.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Sorflakne on 08 Dec 2012, 08:24
I dreamt about storks. Thousand of storks, flying everywhere, in gardens, through windows, open doors, trees, buildings, everywhere.

I fed one peanut butter. Because my dreaming brain believes that every living thing likes peanut butter.
There are many, many...many babies in your future :P

Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 08 Dec 2012, 13:51
I've had a fever later and I've been having some batshit hallucinatory dreams that I keep forgetting as soon as I wake up (as I always have with my dreams).

However I've vaguely remembered a couple.

One is where I was the leader of some kind of organised crime network localised entirely within my own bedroom. As in, I was asleep in bed, and that was it running fucking PERFECTLY. Every time I tossed or turned, BAD SHIT WENT DOWN.

The other one was the head of health and safety from where I work coming to my flat to assess the mould problem. He said that the job would normally cost £6000 to fix, but for me, as a favour, he'd do it for £6200.

...Yup.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 08 Dec 2012, 14:19
I remember a bit about being thrown in jail and getting involved in a big fight between the inmates. All because God had it in for me.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 20 Dec 2012, 03:51
Woke up during the night and heard a couple funny noises last night. Stayed up for ages just listening. Eventually fell asleep and dreamed about people breaking into the house. Woke up again, heard different but weird noises but checked time. Was just after 8am so it was neighbours waking up and going to work. Wanted to get a little more sleep, convinced myself no smart thief would break into a house at 8am, slept.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: pwhodges on 20 Dec 2012, 04:23
Last night in my dream I designed a Leica camera that could be switched between film and sensor between shots; it was rather clunky, but not an impossible design, I think.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: lepetitfromage on 20 Dec 2012, 08:09
Really bizarre dream last night but I only remember parts of it....

In one part, Nick and I got a second cat. Fuzz got along with it but I was in a constant state of panic because I was convinced that they would start attacking each other (like Fuzz tried with the last cat we brought home in real life and had to get rid of). Dream Nick didn't remember the real life incident and I did so I kept getting angry at him for telling me I had nothing to worry about.

Then, we're sitting at a party with a group of family, friends and friends' families. We all had big bags full of stuff from an "antique store" but all the bags were filled with weird little mismatched things that weren't of any particular use. Then someone dies in the house that we're at and everyone seems fairly calm about it. I'm the only one that is freaked out because HELLO SOMEONE JUST DIED RIGHT OVER THERE. My parents go to the place in the house that the person died to pay their respects and the dead person is gone. Again, no one thinks this is odd but me. We leave and I then realize that I left my bag inside the house. I really don't want to go back but everyone I'm with tells me that I shouldn't leave such valuable things there, so I return to get them and then wake up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Patrick on 20 Dec 2012, 17:20
I woke up bawling because I had a dream where my drummer Paul had died and I was at his funeral.

When I woke up from it this morning I texted my other bandie Matt and asked him if Paul was okay. He was confused and I told him about my dream and he was like "...holy shit, dude, damn, that's heavy"

Fuck, I hate how I only ever remember my dreams twice a year, why did this have to be one?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Akima on 20 Dec 2012, 18:26
I dreamed last night that I was in the PLA, but for some reason we were fighting alongside US Marines, somewhere hot, dry, dusty and mountainous. Afghanistan? I don't know. There were few of them, but they had all the heavy weapons. There were many more of us, but we only had rifles, grenades etc. We were defending something in some caves, but nobody had told me what it was. I was some sort of technical specialist, not an infantry soldier, but someone pushed an old Type-56 assault rifle into my hands and ordered me to the front. All my equipment was too big. Artillery burst closer and closer. Someone shouted "Here they come!" in Chinese. I kept shooting, but had no idea if I hit anything in all the dust. After that, I don't remember.

It was very weird indeed; I don't think I ever had a war dream before.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Cambyses on 21 Dec 2012, 00:10
There was this island with hillbilly samurai. They looked and acted like authentic 17th century samurai, but spoke English with these backwoods accents. There was this medieval Chinese warlord who may or may not have been immortal. He owned two talismans: a shark's jaw that somehow guaranteed whoever possessed it to gain the upper hand over their enemies, and an insanely sharp sword, which could kill or hurt people by cutting a picture of them. The sword wasn't made out of metal, it appeared to be carved from some kind of bone, possibly from some kind of demon or monster. The samurai tried to fight him, but were too bound by their codes of honor to resort to underhanded tactics: "Naw, reckon I can't do that. Ain't the way of a warrior!"

Meanwhile, on the mainland, there were these other warlords, who belonged to some kind of sect that would convene at the ruins of a massive city somewhere way off in the middle of a cold, arid plane every year to take part in a ritual that involved some kind of mind altering substance that came from the dust and the water from the wells. When the lords returned to their respective domains, still visibly reeling from the experience, there would be another year of guaranteed peace and prosperity.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 21 Dec 2012, 08:51
Had a dream I was a cop, and we chased a criminal into a building site. Somehow my partner got cut in half, but was not only alive but seemingly pretty okay with it. The ambulance arrived and established he wouldn't fit in the back like that, so they cut him up into smaller pieces, and just piled him up in a box with a head on top. Then I woke up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 21 Dec 2012, 14:41
I had one where I visited a business and asked whether they had a millimeter-wave camera I could use to look at the cosmic microwave background radiation. And a sex dream in which the majority of the time was taken up trying to remember where I had parked my car.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: idontunderstand on 22 Dec 2012, 00:53
That's how I usually do it, what's strange about that?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 22 Dec 2012, 06:41
What, you often have sex dreams where you wonder where you parked your car?

Also, "parking the car" is a rather different way of putting it.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Patrick on 23 Dec 2012, 09:13
Not if you speak Albanian! The crude slang word for "penis" is in fact "kar." Anglophones are encouraged to use the word "makina" when telling your road trip story to an Albo.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 23 Dec 2012, 09:40
Well, you learn something new every day.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 27 Dec 2012, 05:00
Christmas Eve I slept badly and had a stressful dream about trying to go to my corporate office in Bethesda for a class, but instead of taking us up, the elevator left the building and cruised around a city (Baltimore? Philadelphia? not DC) for a while. Then we went through a traffic circle that looked like the one at 16th Street NW/Eastern Ave/Colesville Road in DC, but the sign said Wilson Blvd or something, and then it was all kitschy bars and little houses made up to look like hobbit holes. Somehow we got back to corporate but when I tried a different elevator it was the freight one and it went down into the garage with the doors open but nobody working there seemed to care. I tried a third elevator which was marked Biofuel Powered which I thought would be cool, but actually it wasn't biofuel. You had to run on a treadmill until you had generated enough electricity to run the elevator up to the floor you wanted. When I finally made it to the class, it was my 6th grade social studies teacher leading people in arts and crafts.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Cambyses on 31 Dec 2012, 20:15
I had a dream that my sister's friend was a demon. She wanted to tear a hole in this dimension just big enough to suck my house and about a 1 block radius around it into an interdimensional vortex because I had refused to organize some things up in the attic.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: jwhouk on 01 Jan 2013, 14:08
My first dream of the new year has to be the weirdest: I dreamt about The Who.

No, I can't explain.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: valley_parade on 01 Jan 2013, 14:10
I was in a celebrity tag contest.

US soccer team coach Jurgen Klinssman won.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 01 Jan 2013, 14:45
I can't explain.

Yes.

Yes.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: pwhodges on 02 Jan 2013, 01:00
I was staying with my son before the New Year. 

I dreamt that we were walking down a corridor which then became a tall and wide underground tunnel, cut out from sandstone, but with an earthy floor.  It was brightly lit, but had no lights.  After a while, I was reading a book, and he told me that we were in a police library, and thinking that I was trespassing, I went back out into the corridor, which shortly became a gently curving tunnel again.  There may have been some junctions, but the only one I remember was an arch about a foot tall on the right. I was just able to crawl through it (I found it easier to go backwards), and through it was another spacious tunnel - but I was worried about the possibility of getting trapped in there, and returned to the previous tunnel. 

Shortly after this, I had a large pro video camera on my shoulder, which was connected to a team of people at my starting point by an apparently unlimited unreeling cable.  As I went along the tunnel (bending to the left at this point) I suddenly lost contact with the video team - but when I stepped back, it was restored.  Holding a loop of the cable in front of me also made the signal go.  I realised that if I proceeded, I would be in an alternate or parallel universe, and might not be able to return, so I turned round and went back to my starting point, winding up the cable.  When I reached the waiting team, I found that the signal I was getting through the cable - both ends of which were now in view - was different from what was being said in front of me.  After some strange misunderstandings, I understood that I was now in a different universe, but my cable was still connecting me to the original.

Then I woke up, and took a while to get back to sleep, as I was confused as to what universe I was in.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 02 Jan 2013, 02:33
I had a weird dream last night, and I can't remember it properly but I was being chased by something (I think some kind of beast-man, like from Beauty and the Beast except mean) that wanted to kill and eat me, and the other girl who was with me. We managed to run away into a sort of underground bunker and tried to hide in the top bunks of two bunkbeds but they came in and found us by punching hard on the beds and feeling that we were in there (I remember thinking I should have made my stomach more squishy). I was dragged out by my hair and then my feet, which doesn't even make sense, and tried to defend myself from being eaten by shouting about Corinthians. Now that I'm awake I think what I was actually trying to do was convince the monster not to eat me because I was a good girl who read her Bible, but the irony is that I was actually thinking of Psalms, not Corinthians... and anyway what kind of monster cares about that?

So yeah, woke up a bit muddled.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: lepetitfromage on 02 Jan 2013, 07:05
Last night I dreamt that I was in Stop and Shop with one of my coworkers/friends in the morning before work and we lost each other, then found one of our managers from Queens on her way to a staff meeting, then met up, checked out and went to work. When we got there, none of the managers knew who I was and instead of going to my office I was the receptionist but my desk was facing the wall and I had to turn around to see anyone coming into the door. Then another coworker (an older gentleman) came in to work and said hello and complimented me on my outfit.


It was a pretty kickass outfit. I remember a nifty side zip camel color leather motorcycle jacket and a pair of crazy patterned pants.

Anyone else ever wake up sad that they don't own the thing they were wearing in their dream?  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 02 Jan 2013, 08:36
So he was complimenting your outfit with your back to him? Sounds like something I'd do, back in the 70s and 80s before it became politically incorrect.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 02 Jan 2013, 11:29
I once dreamed that my feet became autonomous while still attached to my legs and then tried to eat me. It was... weird.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 02 Jan 2013, 15:06
So much of what you say I interpret as things said by Emily (due to your avatar) and it works out surprisingly well.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Bluesummers on 02 Jan 2013, 19:12
My wife has been watching Gundam Wing non-stop for the past 36 hours...I was sleeping, she's watching it next to me (Earphones? What are earphones?) and I wake up, after having a very unusual dream about making out with Treize...I'm a tad confused.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 03 Jan 2013, 04:45
I just had a dream where my former Mistress was doing Gaz in the butt. There was much more to it but that's all I remember.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: idontunderstand on 03 Jan 2013, 10:37
Why would you want to remember anything more?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 03 Jan 2013, 10:39
 :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 03 Jan 2013, 14:14
:D
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 03 Jan 2013, 14:47
If you wanting something for comparison to real life, I have photos along similar lines  :mrgreen:

Being done in the butt is pretty awesome, honestly.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 03 Jan 2013, 16:09
I must agree. I've never dreamt about getting it in the butt, though. I imagine that dream-butt-sex would be extra awesome.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 03 Jan 2013, 16:17
Really? I've dreamt about butt sex every which way. I even dreamt about dry-humping Unicorn on the stairs in my parents' house, which was a bit odd.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Bluesummers on 03 Jan 2013, 16:38
Were your parents present in the dream?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Cambyses on 03 Jan 2013, 17:11
I once had a dream that I was having gay butt sex with Satan in my mom's kitchen. Earlier in the same dream, an Australian got me addicted to smoking Ricola lozenges. I later ended up in the woods, where a zombie named Arioch let me hold his detachable severed head, which was very squishy and gross, though I appreciated having been given the privilege.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 03 Jan 2013, 17:18
Were your parents present in the dream?

No.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Bluesummers on 03 Jan 2013, 18:53
Hmm...now I can't chalk it up to Oedipus gone awry...yeah, I got nothin'. Enjoy your humping. I know Pintsize would. :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Patrick on 04 Jan 2013, 17:30
You guys are fantastic. Strong boarding.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: jwhouk on 04 Jan 2013, 18:29
Had a weird dream where I was driving in snow - we're talking ridiculous level snow, four feet deep. For some reason, I ended up in front of the county maintenance garage, mostly because my car couldn't get down the road. I had to get to work, so I ended up using... a skateboard or some such thing.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Cambyses on 07 Jan 2013, 18:17
A couple of years ago, I had a dream that I was immersed in a hot spring that had been built into an ornate temple to a forgotten god. They, whoever they were, had built this ornate tiled room around this hot spring, they had even shaped the interior of the basin into a square with rounded corners and lined it with intricate mosaics, and there was this smiling, brightly painted statue standing above it. The water smelled like rosewater and seemed to seep into all of my tissues and regenerate them. The only other thing I remember was that there were Nazis.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Spriteling on 08 Jan 2013, 02:49
Last night, I had a dream where I was travelling with my girlfriend, and somehow one of our mutual friends was also on the flight.  Weirdly, two of us thought the flight was heading to one place, while the other was sure the flight was to somewhere else.  About an hour into the flight someone was having a severe medical problem and we really needed to land the flight, and so the pilot tried to land the plane on a residential street.  Unfortunately, the plane crashed.  I woke up right as it hit the ground.

It was weird. o.O
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LeeC on 08 Jan 2013, 04:52
Last night I had 3 dreams

1st
I was Bruce Lee and I was living in Hong Kong with my blonde wife and our son.  My wife worries that I like martial arts more than our family.  We are at a mall like place and everything is written in Chinese.  The martial arts mafia or organization despises me because I train non asians.  My wife was looking for me or just going up the stairs (4th floor) and the leader saw her and shot her in the abdomen.  She fell one flight of stairs.  I just so happen to be going up the stairs and freaked out.  I picked her up and rushed her downstairs.  She feels relevied that I choose her over fighting the man who shot her because I choose family over fighting.  It then cuts to me helping her into the car and her abdomen is all patched up.  I then take our son from a friend of a family who was watching him at the mall (for some reason it was seth green in a wheelchair) and I get our son strapped into the child seat in the back seat of the car. He remarks that we should eat at his favorite restaurant every day.  Unaware that anything was wrong with mommy.  and then we drive off.  I am contemplating if I should move out of hong kong.  I do not want to show that I am a coward but I also do not want to risk the safety of my family. Then I wake up.

2nd dream
part of an ocean 11 type heist with george clooney and the gang.  The heist is still in the planning stages, we are in vegas in a 50's style mom and pop motel and restaurant.  I am new to the team and am trying to get to know everyone.  This gorgeous supermodel brunette on the team will not leave me alone and finds me fascinating.  Most of the dream is us hanging out at the restaurant and jason statham from the italian job is baffled at why she is interested in me.  I then head off to my motel room and she is waiting for me outside my door.  Then I wake up.

3rd dream
I am frodo baggins and me and sam go on an adventure long after the war of the ring to different places in middle earth we were at to reminisce about the events in lord of the rings.  We meet up with elves and dwarves and fight off some orcs and goblins at moria before heading home on an eagle.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: K1dmor on 08 Jan 2013, 06:44
 So...
 You watched Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Ocean's Eleven and LOTR before sleep?   :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Cambyses on 08 Jan 2013, 22:15
I have a lot of dreams about environments degrading or becoming gradually less and less cool. Like I'll be riding in an airplane, and then suddenly the seat I'm in is an upside down metal bucket, then there isn't anyone else in the plane, then it's not really a plane, but a messy garage and it's suddenly night time, and there's someone lurking outside of the garage with a knife, and the door is wide open, and they're just standing right there in the entrance looking at me, and their face is made out of darkness and chaos.

The worst part is if I'm talking to someone in the dream and they are part of the decaying environment. First, the conversation will get weird, then they'll start repeating themselves or singing off key, then they'll start acting like they're having some kind of seizure, trembling, convulsing and soiling themselves, and their face will turn leathery and mummy like. In one dream, I was talking to a guy who was slowly turning into a rhesus monkey. He didn't seem to realize it, even though he kept having to shift around because his Hawaiian shirt kept getting looser and baggier on him and his white panama hat kept falling down over his eyes because of his shrinking forehead. Eventually, he forgot how to talk and I left him there, loping around on the ground, chirping and warbling, the hat still wobbling around on his head.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 11 Jan 2013, 03:26
"Dude. You're turning into a rhesus monkey. Stop it."

I just woke up from a series of extremely vivid REM-sleep dreams. They involved flying and breaking the sound barrier, hot air balloons, pegasi, and jump pads. It was one of those dreams that I regret waking up from. Despite that, I woke up incredibly happy because I got to do all that stuff.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 25 Jan 2013, 04:06
I had a dream where I went to see some live WRASSLIN' and I met Sheamus (fella in my avatar) but he wouldn't accept I was Irish because I was born in Northern Ireland. I remember saying, "I have spuds with every meal. I say the word 'spuds!'"
Eventually I convinced him when I offered him a bag of Tayto crisps.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Bluesummers on 25 Jan 2013, 05:57
Wow...I'm pretty sure the real Sheamus wouldn't care about Ireland/Northern Ireland. He's a cool guy. I have a friend in the pro wrestling circuit who's met him, says he's a cool dude.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: RedWolf4 on 25 Jan 2013, 06:00
I was a leather jacket, once. In london. So much Cockney.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 25 Jan 2013, 12:05
Wow...I'm pretty sure the real Sheamus wouldn't care about Ireland/Northern Ireland. He's a cool guy. I have a friend in the pro wrestling circuit who's met him, says he's a cool dude.

I really doubt he would either but dreams are weird, hence the thread. I'm happy to hear he's cool.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Jace on 26 Jan 2013, 05:54
Joe Biden was my jogging buddy.

 :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Sorflakne on 26 Jan 2013, 07:13
Ever have one of those dreams that you remember most of the details of, and isn't all that remarkable or notable, yet you cannot for the life of you remember who it was that was with you for most of the dream?

I've narrowed it down to two people...my memory of the dream favors one of them for the most part, but certain parts of the dream only make sense if the other one is there instead.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 26 Jan 2013, 07:20
I've had those sort of really detailed but unremarkable dreams to the point I sometimes mix them up with real memories. It's really disconcerting.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 26 Jan 2013, 07:30
I once dreamed that I was bought a Game Boy by my parents. It was so detailed that while I didn't really trust it (I dreamed it was bought the previous day but I knew that it hadn't happened then), it was still vivid enough that I went and looked in the draw that I remembered putting it in during the dream. It wasn't there.  :cry:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 26 Jan 2013, 07:46
Thats 'cause I dreamed I stole it. But I can't find it anywhere.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 26 Jan 2013, 08:35
I went and looked in the draw that I remembered putting it in

Not necessarily the right thread but I just want to comment on this right quick. Why do people say "draw" when they mean "drawer"?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 26 Jan 2013, 08:43
Typo? Spelling mistake? Brain fart?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 26 Jan 2013, 08:49
I guess. I've been looking for dressers online and about half of all posts say draw or draws.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 26 Jan 2013, 09:00
There we go then, self-perpetuating spelling mistake. You only need one fairly well-publicised typo and the spelling mistake becomes the standard.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: pwhodges on 26 Jan 2013, 09:29
Language changing in front of your eyes!

I wonder if some people would keep their drawers in a draw?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 26 Jan 2013, 10:28
Some people draw drawers but we must draw a veil over such nefarious activities.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 26 Jan 2013, 10:54
Brain fart and preoccupation with catching up six weeks of work that I borked.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 26 Jan 2013, 11:00
Please, please! Cerebral flatulence!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 26 Jan 2013, 11:07
I didn't mean to make fun of you or anything, Pilchard, it was just a question. Also I like "cerebral flatulence" and will use it more often
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 26 Jan 2013, 11:12
It gets chuckles, even laughs. I love to get laughs, even chuckles.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 26 Jan 2013, 12:01
I didn't think you were trying to get at me, don't worry.  :-)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Akima on 27 Jan 2013, 04:05
I had a dream last night where I was some sort of spy, like in Alias. At one point we were attempting to intercept a target's password to some super-secret system. It had only four characters... :laugh:  I think my subconscious was reacting to all the times I've tried to persuade people to use strong passwords.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: jwhouk on 27 Jan 2013, 04:16
And the characters were "1234", right?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: idontunderstand on 27 Jan 2013, 04:24
I had a dream where I was sitting on the toilet peeing and all these old naked people came into the bathroom to have a shower. Later a family with kids showed up too. My main concern wasn't that I was on the toilet, but how I was supposed to get out of there without showing them I had been wearing my girlfriends panties...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 27 Jan 2013, 09:18
I just had one in which Santa Claus was showing Jesus to his execution and that Santa Claus had to judge him.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: K1dmor on 27 Jan 2013, 14:00
 "We can't share this day! It's my Christmas, not your birthday!"  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 29 Jan 2013, 00:24
I dreamed last night that I was at a friend's house. Not weird, you say? I'm getting there. Anyway, I can't remember all of it, but here's what I can get back:

The earliest part of it was that the reason that I was at the house was for a beach party in the back garden. There's the first weird bit - her house has no garden and isn't on the coast.

A bit later on, I complemented Emily (Yes, that Emily. It gets stranger.) on how nice she looked in what she was wearing but that there was something different about her that I couldn't quite put my finger on. At this point her right boob shouted "Oh shit, they're on to us", turned into something like a bat and flew off carrying a message in its mouth.

Later still, Claire told me that Hannerdad need a hand with something over in Stonehenge - also in the garden - to stop an invasion. So I go over there and Clinton is trying to swap some of the stones in the circle with fake ones so that the invading aliens can't use it to teleport into. Hannerdad is flying the fake rocks in and dropping them in a pile nearby, but nobody is doing anything with them. Then I woke up.

No real people were involved in the dream, so I'm not entirely sure why I was in a real person's house, even if where I was doesn't actually exist.

 :psyduck:

So I'll be reading QC all evening to try and plant more in my head. I want to know what happens next!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: jwhouk on 29 Jan 2013, 04:32
I had this weird dream that I had to change clothes - every stitch of them - while I was in the basement floor of a department store.

While it was open, and people were walking around.

Then at the end, we were trying to go back outside, but they announced that there had been a tornado or something that had hit the other side of the mall, and that there were multiple reported power outages.

Just as I thought, "Power outages? Then why are the lights still on..." Bzzzpt.

What was really funny was that the entrance to the department store was open - like some of the 24-hour grocery stores in the Phoenix area, with just an opening and no doors to speak of.

Afterwards, my dream turned into a self-insertion into the basic premise of Revolution. Except it wasn't an EMP that destroyed everything electronic, and for some reason my car was still able to go.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 29 Jan 2013, 06:24
I keep having Zelda dreams. I dunno why. In one it was like some kind of Wind Waker thing - only I'd be traveling by air, and I'd get dropped onto this tiny island with a hole in it that I'd have to go down, and I'd get killed by this knight repeatedly because my armor would get shattered in one blow and I had no weapons. I kept trying, kept getting killed - eventually someone else took him out and I woke up. Fell asleep, dreamt I was in this basement where everything was leaking onto everything else. It was really depressing to be down there, and I felt trapped because I had this knowledge that I would never be able to leave it. The walls were white and everything was moldy.

Another dream I had was Zelda-related - a group of people (including Zelda) were walking up to Zora's Domain from Hyrule Field, only the field entered the area about where the secret passage from the Lost Woods was. Zelda was all, "oh, I know what to do," and someone else stopped her by saying, "Don't. This song is excellent and you don't know how to sing." They played the song and then jumped off the land bridge and into the water, and we all followed their lead whereupon we were dragged underwater by some giant...tentacle-y thing and drowned in darkness.

I had another dream after that one where, for some reason, the Sun was exploding, making the surface of the earth too hot to live where it touched. Everyone was basically piling into ships to leave the earth and just get the fuck out (I dunno what their plan was), only they left before I could get on-board and I was the only person left. I tried to kill myself before the sun came up but every cut was too shallow to do more than just draw blood and when the morning came I burned alive along with everything else on earth.

I guess my dreams are kind of morbid.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Bluesummers on 29 Jan 2013, 09:44
I've had Zelda dreams before...but they were basically weird sex dreams. I was Zelda, and Ganondorf was having his way with me.

:psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 29 Jan 2013, 13:14
I had another dream after that one where, for some reason, the Sun was exploding, making the surface of the earth too hot to live where it touched. Everyone was basically piling into ships to leave the earth and just get the fuck out (I dunno what their plan was), only they left before I could get on-board and I was the only person left. I tried to kill myself before the sun came up but every cut was too shallow to do more than just draw blood and when the morning came I burned alive along with everything else on earth.
That's weird. Every time I kill myself in a dream I black out immediately into a different dream. But the same thing happens when I'm about to be injured in some way. Some time ago I dreamt I was walking down the street at night and passed a group of men, thinking "What if those guys attack me?" They did, of course, and an instant later my head was approaching the pavement with an alarming velocity, at which point I blacked out and started a different dream.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: K1dmor on 29 Jan 2013, 15:11
I had another dream after that one where, for some reason, the Sun was exploding, making the surface of the earth too hot to live where it touched. Everyone was basically piling into ships to leave the earth and just get the fuck out (I dunno what their plan was), only they left before I could get on-board and I was the only person left. I tried to kill myself before the sun came up but every cut was too shallow to do more than just draw blood and when the morning came I burned alive along with everything else on earth.
That's weird. Every time I kill myself in a dream I black out immediately into a different dream.
If you die, or shot yourself in the head, you will wake up or change into another dream. But if you cut your wrists like (i guess) Unicorn did, you won't, 'cause it take some time and in the dream there isn't such thing (not in the traditional way).
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 29 Jan 2013, 16:04
Nah, I've died in my dreams and had them keep going. Usually just people like, carrying on, y'know? I'm just kind of there and people are walking around me.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 29 Jan 2013, 16:11
I've had dreams like that, with people just walking around me, but without the death element. I think I'm usually going through sleep paralysis in that situation and half dreaming and half hallucinating.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 29 Jan 2013, 16:20
Sleep paralysis is the worst. I used to have really bad sleep paralysis issues before I cut caffeine out of my diet, and I'd be stuck in bed 10, 12, 14 hours a day. I'd wake up, and be unable to move, talk, make a noise - hearing everyone around me but unable to talk to any of them. I'd fall back asleep, but I'd have dreams that I was dealing with sleep paralysis - only I could barely move, or I could barely make a sound, and I would wake up into another dream just like that, over and over again - and then  wake up for real, actually being paralysed, and then fall back asleep into those dreams...

The two I remember strongest were where I was at my ex's apartment, and I woke up but couldn't breathe or talk and no one was around, and I managed to roll out of the bed and tried to claw my way to the front door but my arms weren't strong enough, and another one where I managed to drag myself to someone at the compound and, being unable to talk, kept slowly, painfully doing the ASL sign for "sadness" over and over again, but they couldn't see me.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Sorflakne on 29 Jan 2013, 16:28
Nah, I've died in my dreams and had them keep going. Usually just people like, carrying on, y'know? I'm just kind of there and people are walking around me.
This has happened to me at least once.  That dream messed with my head for weeks, and I still wonder about it every now and then.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 29 Jan 2013, 18:18
That's weird. Every time I kill myself in a dream I black out immediately into a different dream.
If you die, or shot yourself in the head, you will wake up or change into another dream. But if you cut your wrists like (i guess) Unicorn did, you won't, 'cause it take some time and in the dream there isn't such thing (not in the traditional way).
You say that as if there is any kind of consistent logic in dreams.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: K1dmor on 29 Jan 2013, 21:12
 Your own death in dreams is (most of the time) one of the easiest way you will wake up. Sudden death or slowly (like poison).

 If (in the dreams) your body dies, but you are in another "character" like, the one who shot you or an omnipresent entity, it's more likely that your dream will just continue like nothing; or change to another, depending on how you take it.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 30 Jan 2013, 04:33
Except not. I never wake up when I die in a dream. Be honest, you have zero expertise in dream logic that's not your own, and I daresay not a lot in the dreams that are your own.  :-D
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: jwhouk on 30 Jan 2013, 04:42
I dreamt last night I was part of a rather slipshod lunar landing.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 30 Jan 2013, 05:27
I have no idea what I dreamt last night, but I woke up very suddenly and flailed around so much that I knocked my alarm clock off and it switched itself off. So I had to get up because the "snooze" option had vanished.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: K1dmor on 30 Jan 2013, 08:04
Be honest, you have zero expertise in dream logic that's not your own, and I daresay not a lot in the dreams that are your own.  :-D

 Actually, i was quoting some psychology textbooks that i read (and still have part of them). But yeah, the things written in there doesn't happen to everybody; it's more like a "general vision" of the dream's mechanism.
 I used to have lucid dreams to check some of that stuff, but now i just do it for fun  :-D .
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 03 Feb 2013, 05:59
I suppose you could make some generalisations based on how many people report on how dreams work for them, but I would still take any psychology textbook that claims authority on dreams with a box of salt.

Had a dream, was kind of morbid, where I was in a big mansion for some reason I forgot, with a bunch of other people and Hannelore. She was scared because people kept showing up in unexpected places, often behind her, but no one meant any harm. Still, we were in the kitchen so she grabbed a massive cleaver, like, broadsword-sized from somewhere for protection. Then she ran off, and I heard her scream in the next room. I figured it was probably nothing, but I grabbed a similarly large knife too, just in case. But when I got there, I saw a girl in a mask and a hood who was obviously a psychopath, and that was why Hanners got scared. I told a guy to warn the other people in the house about this dangerous person, but he was too busy running away in terror to do that. The girl grabbed Hanners like she wasn't even holding a sword-sized kitchen utensil and then she threatened to cut off her fingers. I told Hannelore to scream, but she wouldn't. I tried to stab the girl, but I was afraid to because of her threats, and she kept distracting me by talking about something which I also forgot. Moments later she did start cutting off fingers, which she did so quickly that it was like cutting vegetables. The girl let Hannelore go, who then put the amputated fingers in her mouth - probably because I know that preserves appendages for surgical reattachment, but I didn't realise it at the time - and then the masked psychopath was about to do the same to me. So I screamed like a girl, realised I had been a girl the entire time, and woke up. The end.

That was two days ago, and last night I bought a bottle of soft drink that was only filled 1/10th or so, and when I looked at the label it said "500 mm3". I tried to convert 500 mm3 to ml, but I couldn't before the dream faded into something else.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: jwhouk on 03 Feb 2013, 07:09
Dreams have the meaning you think they do.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 03 Feb 2013, 09:00
That was two days ago, and last night I bought a bottle of soft drink that was only filled 1/10th or so, and when I looked at the label it said "500 mm3". I tried to convert 500 mm3 to ml, but I couldn't before the dream faded into something else.

0.5 mL. That must have been a really small bottle. Or was it (500mm)3?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: idontunderstand on 03 Feb 2013, 09:08
Dreams have the meaning you think they do.

But sometimes I'm not quite sure what to think..  :meh:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 03 Feb 2013, 10:14
0.5 mL. That must have been a really small bottle. Or was it (500mm)3?
What, do you expect me to conjure up bottle labels in my dreams that accurately reflect the volume they contain, in a misleading unit no less? The bottle was 1 liter, and contained about 100 ml of whitish, opaque fluid. Like Aquarius lemon. Even though it would have contained more than advertised had I been able to convert the units into something I can estimate better, I still would have demanded my money back.

Dreams have the meaning you think they do.
Disagree! Dreams are made of random stuff that's in your memory, jumbled up and filtered through a Meaninglessness Engine (patent pending).
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LeeC on 06 Feb 2013, 11:17
had a dream last night that I was walking around the DC mall and I passed a couple of pretty girls who told me I need to shave.

Perhaps my subconscious is saying I need to shave?  I have been getting comments from co-workers that I have really been growing out my beard lately.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 07 Feb 2013, 10:00
I had a dream that I was living in the shed at one of my old houses, only it was the attic here that was on top of it. Well, until some psychic brat started dropping boulders on my house and demolished it - the downstairs was okay, but the upstairs was completely destroyed. Someone re-built it, but the ceilings were so low that I couldn't even stand up straight in it, so I left.

At some point I ended up in some kind of magic, fairy-world business, on this bridge that crossed a waterfall. The water was warm, all sorts of vividly glowing stones embedded underneath, reds, blues, and greens mostly. I was just standing there, letting the hot steam pass over me - though at some point I fell off, landing at the base of the waterfall where there was a small ledge and some kind of face of bo business going on blocking the stairway that led upstairs. I went around to the back and found a secret passage which I pried open, finding a long sheet of bark that had some kind of spell on it, only I couldn't read it, so it decided to fuse with my body, which caused this angry, lovecraftian sea beast to rise out of the water and attack me...

I don't really remember the rest; I had a lot of dreams last night.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Game and Watch Forever on 08 Feb 2013, 06:50
Had one where I was babysitting these two little kids at my mom's house, a little boy and girl. I was also reading this really depressing children's book about a girl who cut herself and a boy that was always depressed.

So I was worried for some reason that the kids would somehow know what was in the book and get ideas, so I tried to read it away from them and keep it out of sight. But then the girl randomly wanted to read it and I had to say "no, it's for adults." And she got really unhappy and I thought I somehow fulfilled the prophecy anyway.

And then there was a knock on the door so I check who it is through the window. It was my great uncle for some reason, so I guess I let him in (I don't recall opening the door though... so I guess he teleported in). Then I looked outside again for no real reason and saw
a bunch of cars pulling into the driveway.

I managed to identify Bane and the Riddler as two of the drivers and suddenly knew someone invited Batman's rogues gallery to invade the house for some reason, so I ran back into the family room to warn my uncle and the kids, but my great uncle is gone and there's just the kids hanging out with the sketchiest looking Batman ever.

So I say "you're not really Batman, are you?" and "Batman" smiles and pull off the mask, revealing Catwoman and then I freaked out and woke up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: de_la_Nae on 26 Feb 2013, 05:21
Oh god. I have a couple I should put here sometime, but getting ready for class now.

I did have one of those nice little bits where in the dream I went to sleep and my conscious body/mind woke up in response. I admit one of my first responses was 'lolwut', since it was sometime before my alarm.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Asterus on 26 Feb 2013, 13:42
You know what's just annoying in general with dreams? You get odd ideas and the mindset that such ideas are pretty important/interesting. But that all goes away when you're fully awake. All I can remember from ~3 AM was the feeling that I knew something that should be looked into, but decided I would better process it later when I was fully awake. Now I don't know what it is! T_T
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LittleKing on 26 Feb 2013, 13:49
The other day I dreamt I was watching TV with my cat... and we were chatting about the show we were watching. I kept asking him questions about it to make sure he was paying attention.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 26 Feb 2013, 14:06
I had a very vivid dream about fucking my best friend.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ankhtahr on 26 Feb 2013, 14:11
I had a really strange dream once. I was piloting some kind of spaceship over an organic planet. I don't remember much anymore, but I know for sure, that the planets surface was purple, and sometimes orange. The surface was moving, and in some places it was covered with corn fields.

That was one of the stranger dreams I've had. Most of the time I don't remember any dreams, so I feel like I didn't dream at all. I guess I would have to structurise my time schedule better, so I can remember my dreams.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LittleKing on 26 Feb 2013, 15:09
I had a very vivid dream about fucking my best friend.
Ahah! Are you attracted to your friend?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 26 Feb 2013, 15:11
Kinda sorta not really? Also he lives like eight hours away. I don't think I'd mind London Bridging a girl in between or something but... not really.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LittleKing on 26 Feb 2013, 15:21
That IS weird then. Maybe it's just your subconscious showing that you really, REALLY like him :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Asterus on 26 Feb 2013, 15:43
You're glossing over the main point though!
...
Was his dream self anatomically correct?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 26 Feb 2013, 15:56
Mostly, yeah, although his dick was for some reason set further back under his crotch than it is in real life, which was a bit odd.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: de_la_Nae on 26 Feb 2013, 18:00
I had a very vivid dream about fucking my best friend.

I sort of wanted to make a joke that you probably shouldn't stick your dick in your guitar, but then it occurred to me I'm mixing you and Patrick up for a moment.

You know what's just annoying in general with dreams? You get odd ideas and the mindset that such ideas are pretty important/interesting. But that all goes away when you're fully awake.

Last time I really recall that happening was during an episodic dream stretch full of battle and fighting (or at least I vaguely recall battle and fighting), and the last thing I remembered before waking up that stuck with me was a voice proclaiming "These are the ending days of the Age of Storms".

Which hey is metal as fuck but I wouldn't mind remembering a bit more.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 27 Feb 2013, 09:44
Patrick is my best friend.

His best friend is his guitar.

His guitar's best friend is Pat's mom.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: de_la_Nae on 27 Feb 2013, 10:30
So did you mean to indicate that you dream-fucked Pat?  :evil: :mrgreen:

I don't remember all of last night's dreams of course, and some of it is a little too weird-yet-sexual for me to feel comfortable relating it, but my dreams included a villain pinning us down on the ground with a low-flying attack helicopter, then some woman riding to our rescue in a civilian chopper, but when the antagonist launched a heat-seeking missile the lady managed to pull some fancy piloting and drive it back into him, a la some Hunt for Red October -level craziness.

Even when my life is pretty chill my dreams tend to involve fighting. >_< It's...okay. Sometimes it's some epic adventure stuff! But people are all "I dreamed of shoe shopping" and I'm all "I dreamed I was part of a government team fighting against the perpetrators and victims of a robotization plague, and at one point I got infected and had to fight the enemy within and all."  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 27 Feb 2013, 11:06
No, I have as of yet not dream-fucked anyone from here. I dream-humped Unicorn on a flight of stairs once.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 27 Feb 2013, 11:18
I believe I had dream buttsex with you. Now I don't remember. It's in this thread somewhere.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ankhtahr on 27 Feb 2013, 11:21
and I thought I had strange dreams…
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 27 Feb 2013, 11:38
Were you the bottom, or the top?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 27 Feb 2013, 12:20
I believe I was the top :D
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LittleKing on 27 Feb 2013, 13:41
Is it that usual that members of this forum dream about each other (fucking or otherwise)?  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 27 Feb 2013, 13:42
Clearly not, given that seemingly neko and I have each only dreamt of another forumite once. We need Unicorn to dream about neko to close the loop. Or Unicorn to dream about someone else who dreams about neko, and so forth.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: de_la_Nae on 27 Feb 2013, 13:59
Should I make a 'going deeper' joke?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 27 Feb 2013, 14:06
Baby, you just did.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: de_la_Nae on 27 Feb 2013, 14:54
I did no such thing! I am a completely innocent person.  :angel:  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 27 Feb 2013, 15:05
Dicks.

Lotsa dicks.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 27 Feb 2013, 16:28
I haven't dreamed about fucking neko, per se...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 27 Feb 2013, 18:53
Yet.

I am the stuff that sex dreams are made of, people

Also fantasies. Lots and lots of fantasies. :D
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Valdís on 27 Feb 2013, 18:56
I am the stuff that sex dreams are made of, people

Well, who am I to disagree? *Hums* (http://youtu.be/zQ9zycElysU)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Bluesummers on 27 Feb 2013, 19:35
Dicks.

Lotsa dicks.
Been there, done unmentionable things with those. A-yup.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 27 Feb 2013, 20:11
this doesn't make you special
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 27 Feb 2013, 20:52
And from the other end of the age spectrum, I can't recall having a sex dream in years, can no longer fantasize about boinking at my current age, but in the fantasies transport myself back to my early 20s with the women I knew at the time. Which is better than being past it all. Although as I consider dating, I'm beginning to rethink....
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Bluesummers on 27 Feb 2013, 20:54
this doesn't make you special
Doesn't make those dreams any less entertaining, though. ;D

I also have dreams where I'm trying to rescue a princess from a castle (no joke)...they usually end badly.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 03 Mar 2013, 05:43
Blech.

Had a really fucked up dream today. Cannot really remember it, but as soon as I had any kind of thought in the dream, it would basically become real. I was aware that things weren't happening realistically, but (or because of his) it was... like being stuck in psychothriller. You have that feeling of shock thinking "this cannot be happening" and at the me time "this IS happening now".

I eventually managed to somehow get almost lucid. At that point, there was Harry Potter (as portrayed by Daniel Radcliffe) and another guy sitting at a bar table opposite of me, and  remember thinking that the other guy must be a selkie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selkie) because he looked so weird (I didn't even remember what a selkie was, but "knew" it was fitting), then my brain made the connection "selkie"->"guys swimming in water", which made the guy turn into Gollum and Harry became a few years older (like, jumping from the fourth movie to the eight).

Then the Gollum guy started imploring me about giving him something (no, not the ring), he also suddenly had sunglasses (the "gangsta" kind), and they had dice painted on the glasses which made no sense at all, so my brain finally decided "fuck this, this doesn't make any sense" and luckily woke me up.

I had to look at my hands a few times afterwards to be sure I was really awake. I remember thinking "well, stuff in my room isn't turning into other stuff, so I must be awake".

Really wish my GF had been there for comfort.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 03 Mar 2013, 18:19
Last night I had a dream in which I told Paul Krugman that an idea in his latest column was too simple and proposed a six-dimensional taxonomy to replace it, and asked whether North Korea's spectacular gap between production and capacity was a counterexample to his arguments about using fiscal policy to close an output gap in a liquidity trap.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: de_la_Nae on 03 Mar 2013, 18:59
Those are some pretty sweet dreams. Well, like not 'sweet', but 'cool'. Well not 'cool' necessarily, but...dangit if you're gonna dream might as well dream crazy!

Speaking of. I did say I'd share a couple of my dreams, and I"ve got a few minutes before I go get ready for this party.

Now I don't remember this one all too well of course, and there were a few different threads plot running through it...hm...okay, so my main character in the dream had recently come into ownership of a couple different businesses and properties. I remember some sexual subplot going on with a bookstore (he?) was trying to get off the ground. The real piece of work was a nightclub I had, in which I was screening a new or rediscovered film, and so at night I and a bunch of people got together to watch it, only it was...hm.

Okay so the film itself was based on a dream-scape 'historic event' about a town or city in past days that was under siege. It fell, but was never clearly determined whether it was due to betrayal from within or simple accident, and the film purported to answer those questions, as well as determining the fate of the various people in the town. Only the film was sort of a trap; starting the reel spinning summoned the two Elephant Spirits, Merciful Atima and Obosa, the Vengeance (or something like that, names may be a little off after all this time), and their demonic servitors to take us all prisoner until the movie ended. You see, the Elephants were to *judge* the spirits and actions of the people of the historical event in question, based on the actions of their actors and the film which I guess were somehow an echo of the past? And in some weird way *our* fates were to be judged as well in the process.

The movie played out and the fall of the city seemed to be more due to accident than treachery, and so Merciful Atima won out in the debate with Obosa, and we were set free.

Then the dream rewound itself. Now I should say that this is somewhat common in my particularly memorable dreams, for them to loop and replay a slightly different way. This new viewing of the film showed the fall of the city to be much more the product of pettiness, selfishness, and greed. I woke up before the end, but more and more evidence was piling up for Obosa's case, and I think I'd rather not find out what someone who's name includes "the Vengeance" does when they win a judgement. :x
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: TheCollyWolly on 03 Mar 2013, 21:55
I had a dream that my girlfriend and I had a baby, and it was terrifying in all kinds of ways. It was really vivid and I woke up more confused than I've ever been...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Bluesummers on 04 Mar 2013, 15:55
I had a dream that my girlfriend and I had a baby, and it was terrifying in all kinds of ways. It was really vivid and I woke up more confused than I've ever been...

Which one of you was giving birth? That might clarify the level of terrfying.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: TheCollyWolly on 06 Mar 2013, 20:41
Which one of you was giving birth? That might clarify the level of terrfying.

Oh, she was the one doing the... birthing? Baby-ing? It was still pretty scary, in a oh-shit-my-life-is-different-forever-now kind of way.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Bluesummers on 06 Mar 2013, 20:43
Heh...wait until it really happens. You can pinch yourself on the arm all you want, but it won't help because you're already awake. Nyahahaha...

No, it's a wonderful experience. After the fact, of course.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 07 Mar 2013, 07:35
Sexy dreams about people you despise are annoying.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 07 Mar 2013, 08:06
Also dreams about repeatedly punching people in the face whom you don't despise at all.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 07 Mar 2013, 09:12
being woken up by the person whose in your dream  :psyduck:


we ended up in a lawfirm and he disappeared and there was this very sternly angry rabbi following everyone around and the head guy was like "we're religious, but who knows what religion it is!" being all happy and chummy with him while showing everyone off? the rabbi was like 'you need oranges in your life' and i went upstairs and there was a bunch of orange seeds framed from an orange seed spitting contest (including one 'so small the judges had to squint to see it') and I ended up getting a bunch of oranges and taking all the seeds and i went out to the steps outside and took my pants off and started scraping handfuls of orange seeds over my leg, making it really orange in the process

then the rabbi came out and glared at me and i remembered 'carrots! even the master knows you're supposed to use carrots!' and that's when i woke up anyhow.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 07 Mar 2013, 11:13
I once had a dream about banging Bruce Springsteen. Can't remember if I mentioned that in here already. This was long, long before I liked his music.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 07 Mar 2013, 11:16
I've obviously been watching too much True Blood lately, because I've had several dreams including characters from the show. Still no sex dream with Eric though, which sucks.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 07 Mar 2013, 13:39
If I was to describe the person I dreamt of in QC terms (because why wouldn't I?), he's like if you took the Makeout Hobo (http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=594) and Early Womaniser Sven and combined them then dipped them in tar to add extra disgusting-ness. I have called this person, "objectively scum", which is one of my favourite ways I've ever described someone.

I don't want to admit it but it was a pretty awesome HateFuck.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 14 Mar 2013, 08:21
I bought extended care on my 4-month-old Mac laptop yesterday, in observance of the first day of a new credit card billing cycle.
But last night, I dreamed that I dropped the new laptop I'd bought yesterday, shattering a large part of a corner of the plastic case. Applecare wouldn't cover that, I knew, and the model was so new I'd never find the case part to do the repair myself. By the end of the dream, I'd convinced myself that Apple wouldn't charge a lot for the repair.
Hah!
Reality check: The laptop has a unibody aluminum case. And it's intact this morning.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 14 Mar 2013, 08:23
I dreamed that I went on a date with two guys that I used to date on the internet. They live in the Netherlands, and I never actually met them in person, though I saw many pictures.

It was really... real. And a little creepy. And made me miss them a lot.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 14 Mar 2013, 08:32
I dreamed that I was driving with my father on a steep mountain road, which was incredibly difficult, because the road wasn't plastered with asphalt but with motor oil. It got really really difficult and my father kept giving me shit because I couldn't get the car over the hill. When we got to the top of the hill, a bear started to attack me, and out of fear, I cursed a lot (I'd be FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK, but in Turkish, and that is really undecent to shout that there). The bear tore open my chest and arms, but I always managed to get away. Then all of a sudden, the motorists behind us (which were already angry because it took so long to get on the hill) started shouting and were really upset with me because I swore so much and my father got in a fight with them because they were so impolite.

The dream ended when the bear said "fuck this, you guys are no challenge to me at all" and slid down the oil motorway on his belly.

edit: and my signature was inspired by another recurring dream I used to have.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 14 Mar 2013, 08:33
It was really... real. And a little creepy. And made me miss them a lot.
If it made you miss them, it sounds like it was sweet more than it was creepy.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 14 Mar 2013, 08:36
The dream ended when the bear said "fuck this, you guys are no challenge to me at all" and slid down the oil motorway on his belly.
So did you wake up in fear, anger and trembling, or with a chuckle at the bear's exit?

When I related the occasional dream to a shrink many years ago his question was always, "How did that make you feel?"
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 14 Mar 2013, 08:41
The dream ended when the bear said "fuck this, you guys are no challenge to me at all" and slid down the oil motorway on his belly.
So did you wake up in fear, anger and trembling, or with a chuckle at the bear's exit?
I woke up in fear, but not because of the bear, but because of the protesting motorists. I don't like being shouted at for my faults.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 14 Mar 2013, 09:20
It was definitely more sweet than creepy. But I knew, even in the dream, that they lived very far away. It also made me sad because I'm no longer in contact with either of them.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Game and Watch Forever on 14 Mar 2013, 10:54
Neko... obvious question, but I'll ask it in case there's a less obvious answer/circumstance involved... do you have any way to get in touch with them again? Dreams like that often seem like a signal that it might be nice to catch up with certain people you don't even realize you miss.  :-)

Had a dream that I went to some theme park with one of my best friends. For some reason, we had to ride one of the rides into the park and had to choose which one individually. My ride choices were called "Fire World" and "Ghost World." I (somehow) knew Ghost World was literally heart attack inducing, so I opted to take my chances with Fire World.... I thought it'd be firefighter themed or something. Little did I know it was just Ghost World, but with fire.  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 14 Mar 2013, 11:00
I don't have any of their contact information anymore :(
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 14 Mar 2013, 13:04
What about usernames and country?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 14 Mar 2013, 13:33
One is Jonathan, from the Netherlands, and one went by Squall (I don't remember his real name), they were friends, and lived close to each other. That's literally all I've got.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 14 Mar 2013, 13:46
When I was learning shorthand at university and had to practise it every day as well as the 90 minutes of lessons each time, I used to literally dream of people talking in shorthand. I would perceive them as talking in the dream and HEAR the written outlines. It was kind of amazing.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 14 Mar 2013, 16:02
That is amazing, and that I can't quite visualize it doesn't make it any less so. What's especially interesting is how shorthand became a sort of language, a communication medium. I had a slightly similar but simpler experience , this one with typing.
I took a typing course in sophomore year of high school, first semester. At the time, I was a bike messenger for Western Union, taking telegrams to people all over the White Plains NY area. When I completed the course, I asked for an "inside" job, and at one point, I learned to type on a teletype machine. The kind of machine I used had a maximum speed of 65 wpm, but that speed was measured more as characters per minute, or per second -- if I typed more characters in a second than that rate (65 x 5?), this electromechanical machine would freeze. So bursts of speed were out. What I learned was a very constant rhythm on the keyboard. And as I was learning that, I would go to sleep "writing" to myself in that rhythm. I think I dreamed in it too.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 19 Mar 2013, 11:03
Last night I dreamed my way through a romance themed musical with a ton of random songs I can't remember now, it was freaking epic.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Bluesummers on 19 Mar 2013, 18:36
I had a dream about ninjas. I really shouldn't binge-read Dr. McNinja chapters before going to sleep.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 20 Mar 2013, 12:59
Someone I know has been dreaming about fucking me.

Think I might have to make her dream a reality ;-)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: de_la_Nae on 20 Mar 2013, 13:46
But can you change into a fighter jet midway through? I'm not sure you can compete with my dream-Gareth very well otherwise.   :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 20 Mar 2013, 14:29
Well actually I do that most weekends, why, have you dreamed about it too cause THAT'D BE SO WEIRD?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: de_la_Nae on 20 Mar 2013, 14:37
I have not actually, but I can try to dream about confetti-sex with your avatar guy if that would help.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 20 Mar 2013, 14:46
Don't go bangin' Vince Russo in your dreams. He'll just turn heel on you at the end of it and it'll turn out he was aligned with your ex boyfriend the entire time.

There is literally no one on this forum who will understand what the fuck I'm talking about. Even the only other wrestling fan here I don't think will.

Anyway, point is... DREAM ABOUT FUCKING MEEEEE
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: de_la_Nae on 20 Mar 2013, 14:53
While I don't know the specifics, I did follow professional wrestling and all its goofy glory for a couple years in the mid-00s. So I sort of get it.

I'LL TRY OKAY
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 20 Mar 2013, 15:21
(http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/v/vincerusso/03.jpg)
Good.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 20 Mar 2013, 15:31
Don't go bangin' Vince Russo in your dreams. He'll just turn heel on you at the end of it and it'll turn out he was aligned with your ex boyfriend the entire time.

There is literally no one on this forum who will understand what the fuck I'm talking about. Even the only other wrestling fan here I don't think will.

Anyway, point is... DREAM ABOUT FUCKING MEEEEE

If you're referring to me, indeed, I have no clue. Although I'm a sucky fan.

~ ~

I've been reading about dog's dreams.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 20 Mar 2013, 15:32
Anyway, point is... DREAM ABOUT FUCKING MEEEEE

Hey I already have
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 20 Mar 2013, 15:37
Nice.

I don't have very vivid dreams generally so I've not had many sex dreams, Springsteen aside and the dry-humping Unicorn one.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 20 Mar 2013, 15:37
No one dry-humps ME in their dreams *sniffle*
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 20 Mar 2013, 15:48
Neko apart from anything else if I could choose who I had sex dreams about I'd have had them about you like five years back.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 20 Mar 2013, 18:00
Aww why is that so flattering
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: K1dmor on 20 Mar 2013, 19:24
... if I could choose who I had sex dreams about...

 Well, you could always use daydreaming, but that would be cheating :laugh: .
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 30 Mar 2013, 17:04
Last night I had a dream where someone's TV was showing a series based on Fifty Shades of Grey, with a laugh track.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: BeoPuppy on 30 Mar 2013, 17:15
That is ... awesome.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ankhtahr on 30 Mar 2013, 17:35
I had a strangely vivid dream lately. That's unusual, as I usually don't remember my dreams.

I remember wanting to buy something, I knew was not necessary, and walking around, wondering what it was. I entered a store (which was exactly a store which has been closed 5 years ago close to my home), and remembered what it was. I bought a Nintendo 3DS XL. I knew that I wouldn't need it, but just thought "What the heck, I'll buy it anyway". I also remember being surprised by how cheap it was. What was strange as well, is that the price was exactly the current retail price of a 3DS XL, even though I never purposely researched it. This whole episode remembered me strangely of the Futurama episode, in which Fry is getting Advertisements transmitted into his dreams (Lightspeed Briefs!). The dream hadn't ended yet though. The rest of it consisted of, well, pretty much the same as the first part. I wandered around, wondering what I have bought what I wouldn't need, and couldn't figure it out.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: jwhouk on 31 Mar 2013, 18:37
Very weird one, featuring the two main characters from The Big Bang Theory.

It involved a hotel room, a harness, and some sort of sumo wrestling suit.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 31 Mar 2013, 18:40
Friday night I had a dream that we got a tiny little beagle/dachshund puppy (in addition to our German Shepherd). It kept running around and escaped from the backyard because our fence is falling over. Then in the morning we kept hearing these scratching scuffling noises from the attic/wall, and my husband tried to wake me up to listen to it, and before I was really awake I was like, "no no it's okay it's just the puppy." Turns out, no, it's birds.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 01 Apr 2013, 02:25
After reading this entire topic, I feel a bit more normal - I'm the only person I know of who knows that they are, in fact, dreaming, anytime I dream. I never have any control over my "character" though. Just three parallel thought processes - my dream self's thought process, my dream self's memories/intuition (always incredibly complex/detailed), and my nearly-consious "standard" thought process. As a reference, when I'm fully awake I always have 2-5 thought processes running at once. 

I typically dream in over-the-shoulder third person, or (less commonly) a completely detached third person view. When that happens I'm usually able to switch back to over the shoulder third person at will, but I normally end up drifting back to detached third person.


I rarely remember my dreams, but when I do they're normally fucked up. One of my most haunting dreams was from when I was about 13. I dreamed that, with my long & sharp fingernails, I ripped out my own heart. I watched myself bleed out, felt myself getting weak. I didn't die though, was just incredibly weak. I hid the heart behind my mom's China Hutch, and went off to find the bicycle pump - I knew I needed to keep my blood circulating somehow. Before I could find it I woke up.

The freakish part? It wasn't a nightmare. All I felt was morbid fascination, a little physical pain, and a sense of purpose.

I wrote up sweating and feeling shaken, but not scared.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 01 Apr 2013, 03:26
Like a martini.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 01 Apr 2013, 05:22
Last night's dream was that a small group of deities were/are arranging my life specifically for the highest comedy potential for them. Upon waking my first thought was "That was a weird dream.... which is exactly what they'd want me to think!" ah paranoia I missed you!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 01 Apr 2013, 06:18
Like a martini.

I love you.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Bluesummers on 01 Apr 2013, 06:21
I had a dream last night that I was investigating an underground drug ring, and it led to me suspecting a former co-worker, but the guy had just been "absolved of any wrongdoing whatsoever" by the pope. I had to call another co-worker to let me in on the first guy's mob payroll, and when I woke up I realized that these two co-workers wouldn't have known each other, because they live in different cities and I know the from different jobs. Graaaahh...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: jwhouk on 05 Apr 2013, 09:53
Haven't really gotten much sleep as of late, but when I did, I had a weird one:

Dreamed my cat had turned into a human girl of age 17. I think she was going to say something to me, but not sure what.

Probably, "Can I have car keys, daddy?"
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 05 Apr 2013, 10:23
I posted a vaguely weird dream in the TMI thread.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 07 Apr 2013, 13:39
I just had one of the most "normal" dreams I've ever had.

I was playing ingress at the mall. I found a portal inside a small bookstore, and as I got in range, it started talking, as if it were alive. Creepy,  but I was more excited than anything. So I go in, and it turns out there's a special ingress-related event going on. I get a free book that I'm really excited about. Then my mother shows up and drags me off. I'm yelling at her, getting very hurt/upset, because she wouldn't let me get it signed - the guy behind the counter was the author. 

Normally my dreams are much weirder, much less realistic. And I rarely remember them. 
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 07 Apr 2013, 14:19
Sometimes I think my subconscious may be too nerdy. I had a dream where someone offered me use of a 3-D printer but I couldn't think of anything I wanted, but finally came up with the idea of making a copy of a "machinist's puzzle" artifact which my car shop used to display on the counter.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 07 Apr 2013, 14:25
Well, my answer to that would completely depend on the scale of the printer, the materials it could use,  and the resolution. (http://www.filecluster.com/media/icons/21282.gif)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 07 Apr 2013, 14:41
(http://www.filecluster.com/media/icons/21282.gif)

(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/z-ikjwe.gif?w=500&h=264)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 07 Apr 2013, 15:28
This afternoon's nap dream involved an unreasonably large and fuzzy caterpillar that had decided I was a tree and it was going to hang out. Right before I woke up it started trying to kill me.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 10 Apr 2013, 14:55
I was watching a documentary about reconstructions of the possible appearance of animals from the Burgess Shale.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 10 Apr 2013, 15:10
Last night I had a dream Nekowafer moved in to the house opposite mine and we became super besties. She invited me over to the house, which turned out to be like a 24/7 sex dungeon with orgies going on constantly. The only other forumers I noticed were Ackblom and Gareth. Ackblom was pissed off for some reason. Gareth was fucking people.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 10 Apr 2013, 15:12
i

wow

Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 10 Apr 2013, 16:00
Yep, sounds about right to me. Except the angry part.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 10 Apr 2013, 16:04
I was really annoyed when my alarm went off because I was trying to figure out why Ackblom was angry. I think some people were shagging where they weren't supposed to be shagging.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 10 Apr 2013, 16:10
Gee, I wonder who that was  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ackblom12 on 10 Apr 2013, 16:12
Had I been reading Internet comment sections? Those make me pretty angry.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 10 Apr 2013, 16:20
I think you just wished I was bangin' you instead of whoever else was in the room.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 10 Apr 2013, 16:40
he was angry i wasn't there, i bet.

i'm not projecting, fuck you
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 10 Apr 2013, 16:46
I assume I got lots of action because it was my house, after all.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 11 Apr 2013, 05:19
Uni, you may have been there but my alarm interrupted before I saw you.

Neko, you were busy being a perfect host to me. You were showing me around the rooms and being all, "This fire place is an original feature." without acknowledging the shagging group in front of it at all.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 11 Apr 2013, 05:56
Dream-me sounds awesome.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: cesium133 on 11 Apr 2013, 06:59
I had a rather bizarre dream about Emily (the QC character) last night... In the dream I went to a restaurant with my mom, and Emily was the waitress. None of the things she said had anything to do with food, and she tried to sell me a cell phone for some reason... I'm starting to think I shouldn't eat jalapenos shortly before going to bed anymore.  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 11 Apr 2013, 08:11
Well that was a pretty awesome dream actually, something to do with a shotgun, "dragon's breath" rounds and having to fight off an army of ents.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: idontunderstand on 11 Apr 2013, 08:31
I dreamt that I met myself but I didn't recognize me and neither did uh.. I. We talked for a while, finding out we had very similar backgrounds.. then all of a sudden we recognized each other.

We didn't have sex though.  :-\
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LeeC on 11 Apr 2013, 08:46
this all went down about a few weeks ago

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had 3 dreams.

The first dream had me in space with some sort of space navy.  I was with a squad of guys who went on a space station to evacuate some scientists and get some data and fight off some alien troops who attacked it.  Meanwhile we were waiting for the counter-counter attack by the alien navy.  It was very intense and I got plenty of scientists out and flew a space fighter out of the facility and engaged some enemy fighters while the scientists got to the main ship.  The alien vessels eventually backed off and retreated.  I was left wondering if we should go back to the facility, but instead chose to abandon the facility as we had no way of defending it and eventually left.

The next dream I was still in the marines but it was modern times and I went to go check on my Ex before I was getting deployed.  A squad mate tagged along and I found she was living in the Scottish highlands with some older woman.  She wasnt happy to see me but I could tell her and my squadmate were kind of crushing on each other.  I told her I was being deployed and might die and we kissed each other goodbye.  Next thing I know me and my squadmate and my brother are in some sort of middle east country fighting some professional army. explosions, tanks, ambushes.  all of that was going down as me and my squad was trying to push them out of a town and get into the next town.  We came across a medical tent with cots that was being run by my ex and that old woman.  My ex was still being nasty towards me and flirty with my squad mate.  Eventually we left and went into the next town and I vividly remember shooting an enemy who fell on the ground and looked up at me wearing clear wrap around glasses and I shot him in the forehead with my pistol.

alien world
the third dream kind of bridged the other two.  I was a marine on some alien world fighting their troops.  My squad broke into some large facility and killed all the troops and a couple of their leaders.  I killed 2 out of their 3 leaders in our sector and came upon the 3rd who was a female.  She had fled and I followed her to what was some sort of church.  She was giving some sort of speech to rows of civilians that I couldn't quite understand because I didn't speak their language.  I raised my gun at her and she appeared to me as a baby chicken and was just waiting for me to pull the trigger, as if she just told the congregation that we were blood thirsty and there was nothing they could do.  She just stared at me frowning, just waiting.  I fired a special round that stuck to her and could detonate like a remote charge.  I chose not to detonate.  I lowered my gun, took off my helmet, and pulled out my ipod.  I took one head phone and gave it to her and put one on.  We then listened to smash mouth's "then the morning comes" (which oddly enough I do not have on my ipod) and quickly learned each others language and the congregation started to warm up to me.  I told her that there was a way we could establish peace and that my people would back off if we could establish a trading post on their planet for interstellar trade and trade with her people.  She went to go think about it and stood on a ledge.  I passed her one of the head phones again and leaned on the railing next to her and we just listened to music. she started singing the lyrics in her language and I started singing the lyrics in english.

today I posted this
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had a dream the other night that I was a badass COG soldier from gears of war.  The weird thing is I fought locus and zerg.  Was rather exciting.  I was non-chalante about everything like snake from the escape movies.  Even stranger, I havnt played any GoW games since 2009.

last night I dreamed I was play wrestling with a cute nerdy girl and some how her (explicit content) came off and I ended up (explicit content) her (explicit content) and she giggled with glee.

and a friend responded with this

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Well, in each dream you are in an unfamiliar setting, and two of them are set in the future. I would suspect this betrays some anxiety about where your life is headed. You are also in not just conflict, but open warfare. Perhaps you feel you are fighting against the situations of your life. You find a female and you have to make peace with her and work hard to understand her, which is not uncommon with men and women.

Your sex dream is probably just a sex dream, but it is interesting that even in a sex dream you are wrestling with the lady. Chicks are tough, bro.

mind blown :psyduck:

Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 11 Apr 2013, 09:52
Dream-me sounds awesome.

Dream you sounds terrible, because dream me wasn't nailing her.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 11 Apr 2013, 10:13
Hey. That's just what Lynnie saw. We could have been humping like rabbits all day until I invited her over. YOU DON'T KNOW DREAM ME
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 11 Apr 2013, 10:32
Dream me needs some space from dream you, dream you is suffocating dream me!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 11 Apr 2013, 11:35
I'LL DREAM SUFFOCATE DREAM YOU

FOR REALS
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 11 Apr 2013, 11:37
My dream yous can only be informed from what I know of real you. Since I have never seen Gareth and Neko humping like rabbits, I could not dream it. I can think of one way to fix that.  :angel:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 11 Apr 2013, 11:38
Watching rabbits hump and imagining they have our faces?

I almost typed feces instead of faces
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 11 Apr 2013, 11:42
I think we just hit a dream meta event horizon.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 11 Apr 2013, 11:58
Watching rabbits hump and imagining they have our faces?

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I'LL DREAM SUFFOCATE DREAM YOU

FOR REALS

Forgot to mention I laughed so hard at this.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 11 Apr 2013, 12:05
I have no words so I will just bang my head on the keyboard


gfrzkfzdfjklbz;dkbjz;djfklbzdfj;klbzdkfbkgfdkgfr


You rock.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 11 Apr 2013, 12:36
Dream me needs some space from dream you, dream you is suffocating dream me!

i'm p. sure this is a subplot in homestuck
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 11 Apr 2013, 12:37
wait wait wait wait THAT PICTURE
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 11 Apr 2013, 12:42
What fucking photo of me is that?

You captured my fur brilliantly.

Seriously though what photo was that? I don't recognise it at all!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 11 Apr 2013, 12:43
I love how I'm wearing sunglasses and making a derpy face while getting humped by a Gaz-rabbit
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: lepetitfromage on 11 Apr 2013, 13:20
Yeahhh, that is amazing.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 11 Apr 2013, 13:20
I just looked for photos on your Facebooks where you were looking somewhat to the side. </stalker>
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 11 Apr 2013, 13:24
That is amazing. Truly art. *claps*
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 11 Apr 2013, 13:24
Man you should have used the one where I have a moustache. Though I guess I'm not looking to the side. Damn.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 11 Apr 2013, 14:31
Okay, I'm now going to list a bunch of photos that, while not side on, would have worked perfectly for this purpose were the rabbits at a different angle.

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Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 11 Apr 2013, 14:34
i love your face.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 11 Apr 2013, 14:34
Gareth.

You are a somewhat frightening-looking person.

Not in a "big scary brute" way, but in a totally demented, this man will kill me in my sleep to use my intestines as jump rope kind of way.

its actually quite impressive.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 11 Apr 2013, 14:37
Primo, I'm just getting started. I could do shitloads more, man...

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Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 11 Apr 2013, 14:39
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/426628_4737756954912_2083520235_n.jpg)

this will always be my favourite picture of you ever
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 11 Apr 2013, 14:39
I look like Mason Verger
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 11 Apr 2013, 14:44
Well, now I have a selection for future possible Photoshops! I had a paranoia I'd pick some really sentimental photo.  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 11 Apr 2013, 15:42
Lynnie, I'll save you some trouble. If there's only white people in it, then there's nothing sentimental. If there's anyone brown in it, then run the fuck away.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 11 Apr 2013, 16:23
I don't have nearly as many awesome pictures.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 11 Apr 2013, 16:24
isn't this the completely wrong thread for posting loads of pics of yourself in?  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 11 Apr 2013, 16:26
yes absolutely

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 11 Apr 2013, 16:27
oh my god why are you so damn adorable
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: pwhodges on 11 Apr 2013, 16:30
We have a thread for pictures; but there's no reason not to post them elsewhere if they are relevant.  Well, so long as it doesn't get out of hand...

And although it's nice for threads to remain on topic, we even tolerate them drifting away and back again - again, within reason - unlike another forum of which I'm a member, where a posting which a mod deems off-topic may well get you an immediate temporary ban.

We're quite adaptable, you see.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 11 Apr 2013, 16:35
I love you all. I don't get to photoshop forumer's photos for humorous reasons on other sites. Although I'm really tempted to chance it with some Facebook friends.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 11 Apr 2013, 16:35
Isn't the other photo thread just for like, 'awesome' stuff? I'm wary of replying because I end up with replies to threads I don't care about any more popping up in my replies to my posts section.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: lepetitfromage on 11 Apr 2013, 20:28
Oooh....can we please start a silly self portait thread?? I would post the crap out of that. Every picture of me is either awesome or terrifying. :-P
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 11 Apr 2013, 23:59
this is a potentially promising proposition. you have my tentative support
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 12 Apr 2013, 00:05
you have my full on support

i will actually drive to your house and hold you at watergunpoint until you make the thread

getting in my car now, be right back everyone
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 12 Apr 2013, 04:41
Hey I have dibs on you this weekend!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: lepetitfromage on 12 Apr 2013, 08:54
I'm so jealous that you two will be enjoying shenanigans together this weekend. Have fun!!

I better see some awesome evidence in the thread I am creating right now.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 12 Apr 2013, 11:45
shenanigans is a good word

if men get up to no good are they henanigans

basically what i'm asking for is for an ULTRA-gendered world, obviously
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 12 Apr 2013, 16:56
basically what i'm asking for is for an ULTRA-gendered world, obviously

Sexnaniganans?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 13 Apr 2013, 04:58
I had the best dream ever!! It was a date with something amazing (no one in this forum, sorry, you're still amazing though) at this big event and it was so much fun and there were some make-outs and it actually came to a sort of natural end so I didn't wake up all annoyed about it being interrupted. The weird aspect is I've been dreaming a lot more lately and it was one of those sort of simple dreams that felt really real which is extra brilliant considering what happened in it.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 13 Apr 2013, 05:14
"...a date with something amazing..."?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 13 Apr 2013, 05:20
Damn Freudian slips typos. Someone.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 13 Apr 2013, 15:06
I don't remember much of my dream from last night but it involved the antagonists of the dream on pterosaur-back o_O
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 13 Apr 2013, 15:18
I had a dream date with something amazing once, you'd be amazed at how well the Andromeda galaxy dances.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Bluesummers on 13 Apr 2013, 17:23
I don't remember much of my dream from last night but it involved the antagonists of the dream on pterosaur-back o_O

Sounds like something out of Flash Gordon.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 13 Apr 2013, 17:39
Ok, details,  now that I've remembered it some more. There was a guy both me and the three antagonists were trying to get to. He was flying. I'm not sure how, or in what, but he was rapidly heading away from us, in the air. For whatever reason it was imperative that I talk to him (convince him off something?) before these people (which my brain keeps calling conmen, even though one of them was a woman and one was androgynous) got to him. They put a saddle on the Motherfucking Pterodactyl (yes, the one from The Oatmeal) and flew off. I was left with a tugboat. It did not fly. They got to him first, and began holding a conversation with him from pterodactylback. At this point in time the man we were trying to reach had transitioned to a steampunk airship. he seemed to agree with what the conmen were saying. I was screaming obscenities at them from the harbor below, then i was woken up by dad. I vaguely remember saying to my dad in my half awake haze "you Zeus-dammed flabbergastian"


 :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 14 Apr 2013, 10:08
basically what i'm asking for is for an ULTRA-gendered world, obviously

Sexnaniganans?

sex ≠ gender
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 14 Apr 2013, 15:50
Actually, that is a definition of sex, albeit a lesser used one.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ackblom12 on 14 Apr 2013, 16:08
Sex is your bits, Gender is a mixture of the social, neurological and psychological side of things.

A person for whom both match up is Cis.

A person for whom it does not match up would be Trans*.

The explanation of the actual difference gets a lot more complicated than that if you really look into it, but that's the gist.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 14 Apr 2013, 16:10
Oh, Primo, that was a schoolboy error.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 14 Apr 2013, 16:11
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Definition+of+sex
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ackblom12 on 14 Apr 2013, 16:15
Merrick, don't be a dick.

Also actually google yourself up the difference between Sex and Gender. You can do it yourself.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 14 Apr 2013, 16:21
I'm being a dick for reading THE FUCKING DICTIONARY?

REALLY?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Valdís on 14 Apr 2013, 16:21
Dictonaries are dumb, by the way. It takes five percent of the public to be wrong about something for long enough and voilá - new definition. Also some words are in specific contexts used interchangeably, often with confusing results. For instance some forms will say "Gender: M/F?" and some forms will say "Sex: M/F?", but both can be asking about your legal gender rather than genitals or whatever. Bad habits die hard.

I say this coming from a country wherein the language doesn't include a split term for gender and it's said "Kön (Sex)" and "Socialt kön (Social Gender)". I have mixed feelings about that. On one hand it can complicate things to not have separate root concepts to speak about, but on the other hand you get into far less bullshit when dealing with trans* conditions as a matter of biology.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 14 Apr 2013, 16:31
Not getting into gender issues here (if you hadn't gathered I agree with pretty much everyone here), but the definition.

Sex as meaning gender is actually an older (some might even say "more correct") definition of the word than sexy-times. It's not like it's some new-age definition or something. I'm not pulling from the urban dictionary here or anything.

I can't believe I'm getting shit for this >_<
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Valdís on 14 Apr 2013, 17:00
Primo, we aren't referring to it as "Having sex", but rather the term meaning "The sexes" as distinct from Gender in English.

For that matter the number six is spelled sex in my language. Having sex is too. So one could say "They're definitions of the word in the dictionary!", but they're referring to different concepts.

Also words aren't static. Keeping Gender distinct as a concept has its uses and drawbacks, but they are different concepts. Therefore the continued use of Sex in some occasions where what they mean is Gender is pretty much just a lingering bad habit. When it stops lingering is when the dictionaries end up with an [Archaic] notation at the beginning. :-D
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 14 Apr 2013, 17:07
I've never once heard ”the genders“ and ”the sexes“ used as separate concepts, even when talking to people in the LGBT crowd.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Valdís on 14 Apr 2013, 17:17
You just did:

Sex is your bits, Gender is a mixture of the social, neurological and psychological side of things.

Which actually illustrates why I, as a Swede, can think the divide is odd at times. Using sex like that other one could be obsolete and offensive when referring to people like me. It doesn't matter what my "bits" are or were, they wouldn't define my gender as synonymous with that. But it's also trying to get away from the baggage of being defined by those bits with Gender, which is more accurate, even if still contrasted with sex. I can't really see the use outside of describing dysphoria and it certainly should either encompass all concepts or distinctly be separate ones (hence, gender).

I wouldn't want someone saying "She's male" and claiming they were talking about my 'sex' in the latter part as a matter of not being cisnormative enough for their liking yet. English is weird. :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 14 Apr 2013, 17:19
Quote
English is weird.  :psyduck:

Well I'm in 100% agreement with you there :P
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: jwhouk on 14 Apr 2013, 18:33
That's three threads over.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 14 Apr 2013, 23:40
also merrick, it would be nice to remember that you are 18 and despite how you may feel, you do not in fact know everything

so when someone tells you you're wrong (or, in fact, multiple people tell you so, giving reasons why), you might want to listen and go, "oh, i didn't know that!" instead of flipping your shit. it gets you ahead in life way faster.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: pwhodges on 15 Apr 2013, 00:22
It's also worth noting that this forum has a particularly developed awareness of issues around sex and gender, and uses such words with more nuance or precision than the general populace.  We hope that a little of this spills out into the world around us through education of newer members who were previously less informed on these matters.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 15 Apr 2013, 00:43
ME: Calls my mum to tell her about my weird lucid dreams about my cat.
HER: Tells me that she's been dreaming of having another kid.

OH GOD NO.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Valdís on 15 Apr 2013, 06:18
Band of survivors using this apartment as a 'base'. Not really sure what brought on the need to be a "survivor".

Traveled to my old family house on an excursion (didn't recognize it as my old house until after the dream, but given the layout it's pretty clear). The distance was dream-warped so it wasn't miles away. End up assaulted by some guys much bigger than me, don't find any guns to defend the place with - Obviously - and the ones in my group who do have some get killed. At their mercy and pressed up against the wall, but turns out they speak a language I know (in-dream) and are amused with my desperate piping up. They let me go no worse for the wear, except scared. And alone with my friends dead.

While back at my place I try to rest, but there's a pecking on the window. I look up and there's some weird exotic multicoloured reptilian-bird staring at me. I just open the window and let it in. It liked bread, so I hand-fed it some slices, then it just went on its way again. A while later the window was still open and suddenly a similar-looking creature but with like a friggin' 3 meter neck and head that barely fit is hovering above me and chirping. I left the room to get whatever bread I had left, but the fucker trashed my place before I came back and wouldn't leave until I gave it to him even though I was mad. Good riddance! Window closed!

Not much of a coherent story-arc, but I practically never dream anyway, so that's cool.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Bluesummers on 15 Apr 2013, 19:57
@Valdis: No more Mad Max before bedtime for you.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 17 Apr 2013, 15:46
Someone I assume to be Valdis chased me around a mansion with a knife last night, I'm guessing Valdis because it looked kinda like her avatar and she was in a bunny girl costume and was screaming something about "That's no way to treat a rabbit!"

My subconcious decided to break open a keg of 100 proof Weird last night that much is for sure.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 17 Apr 2013, 15:51
See I've always thought of Valdís as the mage girl from Three Panel Soul :P
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Valdís on 17 Apr 2013, 16:08
@Valdis: No more Mad Max before bedtime for you.

Aw, daddy, you're no fun..

Someone I assume to be Valdis chased me around a mansion with a knife last night, I'm guessing Valdis because it looked kinda like her avatar and she was in a bunny girl costume and was screaming something about "That's no way to treat a rabbit!"

My subconcious decided to break open a keg of 100 proof Weird last night that much is for sure.

Haha, that's awesome, Garand! :-D

Here's the original, btw, so watch yourself in there~!

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That's quite the knife.

See I've always thought of Valdís as the mage girl from Three Panel Soul :P

Gee, I must come across really self-secure! :roll:

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Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 17 Apr 2013, 16:14
Why is it the women in my life tend to have an abiding passion for sharp pointy things? Is it me? Do I look particularly stabable? Or that I can handle a potential stabbing better?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 17 Apr 2013, 16:19
*Looks at GarandMarine, and looks at a pincushion*

*says "hello Garand" to the pincushion*
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Valdís on 17 Apr 2013, 17:15
Why is it the women in my life tend to have an abiding passion for sharp pointy things? Is it me? Do I look particularly stabable? Or that I can handle a potential stabbing better?

Sharp pointy things and I had a long-standing relationship. They're crashing at our mansion for a few days 'till they find a place to stay, sweetie.

The costume's staying though. Heck yeah.


("Heck" is neat. It sounds like "Häck", a slangword for Butts. Butts butts butts.)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 17 Apr 2013, 17:18
See I've always thought of Valdís as the mage girl from Three Panel Soul :P
Gee, I must come across really self-secure! :roll:

ugh that's not what i meant at all >_<
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 17 Apr 2013, 17:21
Why is it the women in my life tend to have an abiding passion for sharp pointy things? Is it me? Do I look particularly stabable? Or that I can handle a potential stabbing better?

Sharp pointy things and I had a long-standing relationship. They're crashing at our mansion for a few days 'till they find a place to stay, sweetie.

The costume's staying though. Heck yeah.


("Heck" is neat. It sounds like "Häck", a slangword for Butts. Butts butts butts.)

They can hang out with all the sharp pointy things already in the mansion dearest, the universe knows the swords and knives could stand to meet new stabbing and slashing implements.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Valdís on 17 Apr 2013, 17:48
ugh that's not what i meant at all >_<

No worries, I was just messin' around. Besides, I'm plenty mood-swingy and insecure, so either way.

They can hang out with all the sharp pointy things already in the mansion dearest

Sounds good. They've been kind of cranky lately and Gods know you don't want to be dealing with a bunch of renegade weapons on top of a certain crazed Rabbit.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 17 Apr 2013, 19:16
The Claymore has them all grumpy and rebellious again, the Katanas don't like being in the same room as the Western weapons and want a nicer shrine, the knives haven't gotten anything to stab in awhile, the usual gripes and complaints I suppose. I'll sharpen a few of them tomorrow and that should calm the dissent. Shall the rabbit... err lady of the house join me? *holds a hand out to Valdis*
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Valdís on 17 Apr 2013, 19:41
Shall the rabbit... err lady of the house join me? *holds a hand out to Valdis*

*Takes hand* J-join you where..? Bed-time? :angel:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Bluesummers on 17 Apr 2013, 19:47
Time for bed, yes. Time for sleeping?


..................Probably not. :evil:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Valdís on 17 Apr 2013, 19:49
Time for bed, yes. Time for sleeping?


..................Probably not. :evil:

DAD DON'T TALK LIKE THAT YOU'RE EMBARRASSING ME

GODS!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 17 Apr 2013, 19:51
Shall the rabbit... err lady of the house join me? *holds a hand out to Valdis*

*Takes hand* J-join you where..? Bed-time? :angel:

Bed time certainly *leads Valdis off*
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Valdís on 17 Apr 2013, 20:04
Bed time certainly *leads Valdis off*

Excellent; I'm quite sleepy!

Try to not get killed in your sleep, Garand!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 17 Apr 2013, 20:40
Depends on if you have a tendency to stab your bed mates or not I suppose
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: TinPenguin on 18 Apr 2013, 03:09
("Heck" is neat. It sounds like "Häck", a slangword for Butts. Butts butts butts.)

This is all the information I need for happiness.
 
häck häck häck
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Valdís on 18 Apr 2013, 06:56
Depends on if you have a tendency to stab your bed mates or not I suppose

I do believe dream-me has already firmly established that. Alternatively corporeal-me is more of a cuddler.

This is all the information I need for happiness.
 
häck häck häck

Häcksjukdom sprider sig utan botemedel  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: TinPenguin on 18 Apr 2013, 07:38
Häcksjukdom, som en häxas förbannelse :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 18 Apr 2013, 10:22
Depends on if you have a tendency to stab your bed mates or not I suppose

I do believe dream-me has already firmly established that. Alternatively corporeal-me is more of a cuddler.


Hmmm well dream you didn't stab me last night, clearly she approved of better treatment and higher quality carrot provisions.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 18 Apr 2013, 13:30
My subconcious decided to break open a keg of 100 proof Weird last night that much is for sure.

So only 50% wbv (Weird bunny Valdis)?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 18 Apr 2013, 17:21
o_O what is hedge disease
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Blue Kitty on 18 Apr 2013, 17:23
I had a dream the other night that ended with me saying, "I just wanna go home." And then I woke up. It freaked me out a little.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 18 Apr 2013, 22:33
I'll make sure I don't end up in a harem or torn between two women, so the yandere trigger won't happen.

For the record, bunny valdis is normal valdis in the traditional playboy playmate uniform, not some weird furry thing :P
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 18 Apr 2013, 22:42
For the record, bunny valdis is normal valdis in the traditional playboy playmate uniform, not some weird furry thing :P
Why is this dissapointing?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 18 Apr 2013, 22:43
Certainly isn't to me *eyebrow waggle*

Thought, what KIND of yandere Valdis? Possessive or Obsessive?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Valdís on 19 Apr 2013, 07:36
(click to show/hide)

For the record, bunny valdis is normal valdis in the traditional playboy playmate uniform, not some weird furry thing

/.../ Certainly isn't [disappointing] to me *eyebrow waggle*

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/8831/oregonthanks.gif)

I'll make sure I don't end up in a harem or torn between two women, so the yandere trigger won't happen.

/.../ Thought: what KIND of yandere Valdis? Possessive or Obsessive?

Considering the previous dream I'm guessing she's Possessive. Ceres should be fine. As should your personal safety be so long as you balance it very carefully so she [dream-Valdís] doesn't get the idea you favoured Ceres over her! That'd be no way to treat a Rabbit!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: catflea on 19 Apr 2013, 08:55
I had a really weird dream last night....

What I remember of it,  I had two geckos,  which suddenly bred and were walking along the side of their tank suddenly with 5 or six babies in tow  (think ducklings) in a nice neat pattern.

The next thing I knew the vivarium had 5 or six different glass platforms and there were a multitude of different species snakes, rats, other lizards etc all on their own individual platforms.  but yet they would all have been able to get to each other.     I then had 5 or six lizards escape from another tank- a species I'd never seen before  - white and yellow looked a bit like an African fat tail but significantly bigger.   I threw them into the big tank.

Then I looked around and found a leopard gecko in a cricket tub - being overrun by crickets.  I took it out and gave it a shake to get rid of the crix and then put it down but it was still overwhelmed.  I put it into a small viv but couldnt find any glass to fit it - so I piled up what I could in front of the doors to stop escape and then a whole procession of crickets emerged and so I slid one of the glas bits to cover the gap.

I mean,  wut!?  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 19 Apr 2013, 13:15
I don't actually know what Valdis looks like, BTW, should I?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 19 Apr 2013, 14:37
So only 50% wbv (Weird bunny Valdis)?
..I'm not sure I want to know how that's quantified.

It was more an allusion to (in the US at least) alcoholic proof being twice the % abv (alcohol by volume). 100 proof Weird would be 50% Wbv. I guess I kinda killed it with the un-acronym.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Valdís on 19 Apr 2013, 17:45
I don't actually know what Valdis looks like, BTW, should I?

Well, I guess you could know my hip, arm, wrist and a bit of my legs in various pictures around here. He was talking about a dream-appearance based upon my avatar. Which is kind of appropriate to base a grown person on, I guess, since it reminded me of kid-me (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/86901301/IMG.jpg) in the first place (warning: sad eyes).

I wouldn't want to post one of the proper portraits I have, though, since most of those are guy-mode - which still applies in some circumstances, sadly not all full time yet. I've stopped hating mirrors lately, though, so I'll probably take a non-crappy one soon enough and let you know, Gareth. The ones I have at the moment are like.. really stupid self-shots of messing with my hair, or NSFW ~indecent~ documenting just for private fun.

BUT OPENNESS RESTRICTIONS ARE A BUMMER, BACK TO GARAND AND HIS SEXY DREAMS :-D
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 19 Apr 2013, 17:53
i'm really not opposed to nsfw photos

just

y'know

to let everyone in general know
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 19 Apr 2013, 21:17
What no! Reading their dream escapades is great fun.  :-D
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 19 Apr 2013, 23:25
Dream V is for sure Yandere... I have to admit I'm kinda okay with that though... wonder what that says about me as a person? but yeah got a box last night from Valdis that contained the severed head of my exwife. So obviously after ensuring the body and head had been properly disposed of (the ultimate couple's activity*) a night of fine food, some mild sword play and knife fighting and sex that's illegal in at LEAST 2/3s of the world was had.

I need to see a shrink or something, my subconcious is getting weird even by my standards.

* Remember kids, true love is helping you hide the bodies!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 20 Apr 2013, 00:38
That sounds like movie-level awesome  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Valdís on 20 Apr 2013, 05:23
I suppose we ought to just be glad that you didn't murder her yourself. :laugh:

a night of fine food, some mild sword play and knife fighting and sex that's illegal in at LEAST 2/3s of the world was had.

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lnxt81Nikg1qktqch.gif)

I have to admit I'm kinda okay with that though... wonder what that says about me as a person? /.../

I need to see a shrink or something, my subconscious is getting weird even by my standards.

You're fine with it because mental health is no obstacle to ~twue wuv~

Incidentally that makes the latter an excellent second couple's activity. :-D
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Blue Kitty on 20 Apr 2013, 06:45
I had a dream where I was my dad, but he was back in high school.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 20 Apr 2013, 08:18
Your surname isn't McFly is it Blue?

@Valdis, the couple that medicates together stays together? Maybe?

Further thought re: the poly question you asked else where... want me to ask Ceres? ;)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Valdís on 20 Apr 2013, 08:59
@Valdis, the couple that medicates together stays together? Maybe?

*Pictures swapping anti-psychotics to dissolve in mouths via makeouts*

..s-Sounds good. *Blush*

Further thought re: the poly question you asked else where... want me to ask Ceres? ;)

Hehe, oh my. Might not be the thing to bring up this early in a relationship and with a person she doesn't know from another continent? :laugh:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 20 Apr 2013, 09:15
@Valdis, the couple that medicates together stays together? Maybe?

*Pictures swapping anti-psychotics to dissolve in mouths via makeouts*

..s-Sounds good. *Blush*

You make that sound... really appealing somehow...

Further thought re: the poly question you asked else where... want me to ask Ceres? ;)
Hehe, oh my. Might not be the thing to bring up this early in a relationship and with a person she doesn't know from another continent? :laugh:
[/quote]

"Hey I met a cute blonde from the scandinavia type part of the world, can we keep her?"  :laugh:

Yeah I can't imagine that conversation going poorly at all ;)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 20 Apr 2013, 09:32
Ugh, the only anti-psychotic I took that had to dissolve in my mouth tasted SO BAD. And it made my tongue numb. And yet, makeouts...

I had a dream that absolutely everyone hated me and they were all screaming at me for various things. Like no one understood my anxiety and fears and depression and all the other issues. I spent the whole dream crying/screaming/being upset. It sucked!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 20 Apr 2013, 16:10
I dreamt I cracked my phone's screen. :( that's all I remember from the dream.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 20 Apr 2013, 21:10
I actually did crack my phone's screen, but then

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/892560_10151517581920376_1476783797_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Valdís on 20 Apr 2013, 21:12
You make that sound... really appealing somehow...

What better way to ensure a Yandere girl eagerly stays on her meds~

"Hey I met a cute blonde from the scandinavia type part of the world, can we keep her?"  :laugh:

Yeah I can't imagine that conversation going poorly at all ;)

Maybe so, wouldn't want to feed into any insecurities on her part or anything. Even if keeping ownerless stray pets is clearly the right decision. :angel:

because you two lovebirds are gonna be together forever~  I COMMAND IT

I had a dream that absolutely everyone hated me and they were all screaming at me for various things. Like no one understood my anxiety and fears and depression and all the other issues. I spent the whole dream crying/screaming/being upset. It sucked!

Aww.. Those ones are no fun. I'm sorry to hear, Neko. Good thing they're totally wrong and no one does. Also you killed 'em all dead by waking up, so that'll show 'em!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Blue Kitty on 20 Apr 2013, 21:17
Your surname isn't McFly is it Blue?

@Valdis, the couple that medicates together stays together? Maybe?

Further thought re: the poly question you asked else where... want me to ask Ceres? ;)

Nope, and I forgot to mention we were doing gym class and they had coed showers.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 20 Apr 2013, 23:34
You make that sound... really appealing somehow...

What better way to ensure a Yandere girl eagerly stays on her meds~

"Hey I met a cute blonde from the scandinavia type part of the world, can we keep her?"  :laugh:

Yeah I can't imagine that conversation going poorly at all ;)

Maybe so, wouldn't want to feed into any insecurities on her part or anything. Even if keeping ownerless stray pets is clearly the right decision. :angel:

because you two lovebirds are gonna be together forever~  I COMMAND IT


She's got fairly normal insecurities... I mean I am her first... well sorta... boyfriend... kinda boyfriend. (we want to wait till we get an actual date in, but we live four hours apart and the universe is conspiring against us... T_T)

As to medication yandere are always happy to please... so long as the object of affection is a good boy/girl and stays in the yard where they belong, now Val, come take you meds~
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 21 Apr 2013, 00:51
I actually did crack my phone's screen, but then[img]

I've cracked my tablet and my phone screen. I was able to get my phone replaced, no such luck for my Tab. I got pictures somewhere. It's awful.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: pwhodges on 21 Apr 2013, 01:39
My boss is on her fourth iPhone, having broken the screens of the previous three.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 21 Apr 2013, 01:49
I broke my tablet by dropping it onto the bathroom tile (from the toilet)

I broke my first Note 2....i don't know how it broke, honestly. Just a single,  massive e crack across the corner, a week after I got it. Thank god it was still under warranty.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Valdís on 21 Apr 2013, 05:00
She's got fairly normal insecurities... I mean I am her first... well sorta... boyfriend... kinda boyfriend. (we want to wait till we get an actual date in, but we live four hours apart and the universe is conspiring against us... T_T)

Oh, I thought that date had happened. Well, I'm sure it'll be lovely~!

At least your Rabbit is conspiring for you two. The universe is a butt.

As to medication yandere are always happy to please... so long as the object of affection is a good boy/girl and stays in the yard where they belong,

Oh wow, I misread this sentence so hard at first. :psyduck:

now Val, come take you meds~

Uh-huh, it is that time of day.. *Sits on the best makeout spot: the lap*

Mmh.. Deliciously awful tasting. :laugh:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 21 Apr 2013, 10:12
Mrrrr you have good taste in places to sit... *nibbles Valdis's lower lip* and make medicine taste good!

But yes, always nice to have someone in the cheering section.

Back in the general direction of the topic dreams, I didn't last night, whiskey makes me sleep like I got hit with a brick a few times
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 21 Apr 2013, 11:28
Geographic nightmares.

Dreamt I was home again.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Valdís on 21 Apr 2013, 16:25
Mrrrr you have good taste in places to sit... *nibbles Valdis's lower lip* and make medicine taste good!

Of course, it's very comfy to wrap your legs around someone like that..

~also it's easier to make you stay put~

Back in the general direction of the topic dreams, I didn't last night

Oh.. That's cool..

(click to show/hide)


Geographic nightmares.
Dreamt I was home again.

At Arthur's or somewhere else? I recall posts about that being not-nice, yeah. :-(
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 21 Apr 2013, 17:47
Mrrrr you have good taste in places to sit... *nibbles Valdis's lower lip* and make medicine taste good!

Of course, it's very comfy to wrap your legs around someone like that..

~also it's easier to make you stay put~

Back in the general direction of the topic dreams, I didn't last night

Oh.. That's cool..

(click to show/hide)


When a girl's in your lap, why would you want to go any where in the first place, especially if you have a couch to lay back on, then it can turn into a nice snuggle.

I'm sure I dreamed, I think I read somewhere that humans pretty much have to. It's just a question of remembering. I'm sure my rabbit knows I'm not going any where.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Valdís on 21 Apr 2013, 18:14
When a girl's in your lap, why would you want to go any where in the first place, especially if you have a couch to lay back on, then it can turn into a nice snuggle.

Well.. I suppose there are certain places where clinging like that would come in handy when carried and tossed onto.. :angel:

I'm sure I dreamed, I think I read somewhere that humans pretty much have to. It's just a question of remembering. I'm sure my rabbit knows I'm not going any where.

On second thought I suppose the memory loss might've been her fault in the first place; you'll probably be fine.

..Apart from the brick head-trauma, but that's the skull's responsibility!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 21 Apr 2013, 19:18
Heh, as much head trauma as I've had I need to dock my skull's pay... and I agree some wonderful places to put a pretty girl in your arms...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Valdís on 22 Apr 2013, 15:00
You know how I told my brain to stop with the anxious bad dreams? Well, apparently it's like some counterbalance to feeling good when awake because I've been dreaming more than usual lately.

This time I was back in the swimming hall, but couldn't get to any water. Some people would actually fight me if I tried and I couldn't leave either. Just sort of.. stayed in empty corridors.

Heh, as much head trauma as I've had I need to dock my skull's pay...

Hm.. It might sue over working-conditions, though. Not sure if you want to get entangled with their union.

and I agree some wonderful places to put a pretty girl in your arms...

Though at the moment here on the lap is the place to be, just got a bit ahead of myself. Maybe it's jealousy of dream-me and her already very carnal intimacy. Shouldn't rush these things just because of her!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 22 Apr 2013, 15:13

and I agree some wonderful places to put a pretty girl in your arms...

Though at the moment here on the lap is the place to be, just got a bit ahead of myself. Maybe it's jealousy of dream-me and her already very carnal intimacy. Shouldn't rush these things just because of her!

I feel like I just stepped into some weird combination of Inception and a romance anime and am not sure if I should run screaming, or if it's even possible to escape, or if I should perhaps just accept my fate. I'm sorry to hear you're not having pleasant dreams little rabbit, but if the cause of them is you enjoying the waking world more... I suppose that's a good thing no?

My dream last night speaking of which proves I need help, it was mostly subtitled which is not a good sign at all, pretty cool dream otherwise, lots of dashing heroics.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 22 Apr 2013, 15:22
I spent most of yesterday studying for this morning's exam on building mechanical systems. Then I slept terribly and my dreams were full of Unicorn talking about the HVAC cycle and different types of air conditioning units. (I passed the exam with a 96% though!)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Valdís on 22 Apr 2013, 16:36
I'm sorry to hear you're not having pleasant dreams little rabbit, but if the cause of them is you enjoying the waking world more... I suppose that's a good thing no?

Definitely! Feeling better than I have in a long time after getting through the latest depression. A nice confluence of events bringing me out of that one. :-)

I feel like I just stepped into some weird combination of Inception and a romance anime and am not sure if I should run screaming, or if it's even possible to escape, or if I should perhaps just accept my fate.

Well, I mean, I'm not jealous-jealous of her or anything.. It's fine if you're with her at the same time, but her whims just shouldn't dictate how slow and cuddly the significantly less dangerous corporeal-me takes it! You probably couldn't get away from her - the crazy one - and would just end up leaving this Rabbit oh-so sad!

My dream last night speaking of which proves I need help, it was mostly subtitled which is not a good sign at all, pretty cool dream otherwise, lots of dashing heroics.

Tell me about them, please!

I spent most of yesterday studying for this morning's exam on building mechanical systems. Then I slept terribly and my dreams were full of Unicorn talking about the HVAC cycle and different types of air conditioning units. (I passed the exam with a 96% though!)

Good job! Does Unicorn have some connection to air conditioning or was that just random?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 22 Apr 2013, 16:40
I spent most of yesterday studying for this morning's exam on building mechanical systems. Then I slept terribly and my dreams were full of Unicorn talking about the HVAC cycle and different types of air conditioning units. (I passed the exam with a 96% though!)
:psyduck:

As I've said before, I help out at my uncles business sometimes. It's an HVACP design firm. I actually know a decent amount about this stuff.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 22 Apr 2013, 17:15
there's more than one type of air conditioner?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 22 Apr 2013, 17:16
Unicorn is popular in dreams, huh?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 22 Apr 2013, 17:25
Maybe Unicorn is only actually a figment of all of our imaginations.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 22 Apr 2013, 17:26
I dreamed I was in a vaccuum bed. Thank you very much for that image, forum.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 22 Apr 2013, 18:05
Maybe Unicorn is only actually a figment of all of our imaginations.

Um... then... I had an incredibly strange weekend.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 22 Apr 2013, 18:22
You overdosed on firecrackers and gave yourself a sore ass, obviously.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 22 Apr 2013, 18:58

Well, I mean, I'm not jealous-jealous of her or anything.. It's fine if you're with her at the same time, but her whims just shouldn't dictate how slow and cuddly the significantly less dangerous corporeal-me takes it! You probably couldn't get away from her - the crazy one - and just leave this Rabbit oh-so sad!

Well thinking about it logically, isn't she you? A slightly crazier, more violent and brash impression of you but you all the same, so why be jealous of yourself? Besides there's nothing wrong with a slow pace, or less dangerous corporeal editions... and I'd hate to make you sad.

(http://data.whicdn.com/images/52058641/bbe3e0cacfb9ee985090483f80d4fb24_large.jpg)


My dream last night speaking of which proves I need help, it was mostly subtitled which is not a good sign at all, pretty cool dream otherwise, lots of dashing heroics.
Tell me about them, please!

It was a weird combination of a samurai drama with hard core sci fi, run through a filter of Erroll Flynn swashbucklers. I wish I could remember more of it... I want to incorporate one of the fight scenes into the gunslinger story I'm writing! Dream V is freaking terrifying with a knife on a side note, I suppose that's the draw of a yandere though, equal parts sweet, loving, and homicidal psychopath
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 22 Apr 2013, 19:00
there's more than one type of air conditioner?
most definitely.

Note to anyone here: how to make a HVAC professional visibly cringed use the phrase "just put in some more freon"
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Valdís on 22 Apr 2013, 20:01
Well thinking about it logically, isn't she you? A slightly crazier, more violent and brash impression of you but you all the same, so why be jealous of yourself?

/.../ Dream V is freaking terrifying with a knife on a side note, I suppose that's the draw of a yandere though, equal parts sweet, loving, and homicidal psychopath

I suppose so, even if I don't know why I'd be so violent in your dreams! That me has just gotten to do all kinds of stuff with you..!

Completely-unrelated-Confession-I-swear-to-the-High-One-I-don't-know-how-it-ended-up-in-this-thread: I might've.. chased off a boy a year older than me with a kitchen-knife at one point in prepubescence.

Besides there's nothing wrong with a slow pace, or less dangerous corporeal editions... and I'd hate to make you sad.

Mmhm, you better! That's a good note for overdue sleepy-times.

(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/6713/arielbed.gif)

It was a weird combination of a samurai drama with hard core sci fi, run through a filter of Erroll Flynn swashbucklers. I wish I could remember more of it... I want to incorporate one of the fight scenes into the gunslinger story I'm writing!

Heh, neat. You get such fun dreams. I wish I could crawl inside your skull at night I wish we could share dream-states! Get on it, Science!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 22 Apr 2013, 20:15
there's more than one type of air conditioner?

Oh goodness yes. There's centrifugal or reciprocating or helical screw or some other kind compressors, and then there's absorption systems that don't have a compressor at all. And there's all-air or all-water or air-water or direct expansion systems. And there's constant temperature/variable volume or variable temperature/constant volume systems. And heat pumps. And some weird condenser that basically thinks it's a cooling tower.

Unfortunately I can't tell you a damn thing about any of them at this point.

And then my exam went and asked what fuckin' kind of oil should they use for a boiler so it doesn't need preheating, #1 #2 #3 or #4? And that was NOT one of the key concepts in my book.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 22 Apr 2013, 20:53
Yeah, i hate when they do that.

did they cover variable refrigerant systems at all? those are really gaining popularity.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: K1dmor on 22 Apr 2013, 20:54
I wish we could share dream-states! Get on it, Science!

 (http://i.imgur.com/OycPLR1.jpg)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 22 Apr 2013, 20:55
Well thinking about it logically, isn't she you? A slightly crazier, more violent and brash impression of you but you all the same, so why be jealous of yourself?

/.../ Dream V is freaking terrifying with a knife on a side note, I suppose that's the draw of a yandere though, equal parts sweet, loving, and homicidal psychopath

I suppose so, even if I don't know why I'd be so violent in your dreams! That me has just gotten to do all kinds of stuff with you..!
[/quote]

Doing this! Doing that! Ah it's too much to think about! *blush*

It was a weird combination of a samurai drama with hard core sci fi, run through a filter of Erroll Flynn swashbucklers. I wish I could remember more of it... I want to incorporate one of the fight scenes into the gunslinger story I'm writing!

Heh, neat. You get such fun dreams. I wish I could crawl inside your skull at night I wish we could share dream-states! Get on it, Science!
[/quote]

Soon enough I'm sure.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 23 Apr 2013, 03:32
Yeah, i hate when they do that.

did they cover variable refrigerant systems at all? those are really gaining popularity.

Not that I remember, but the book hasn't been revised in at least 5 years, and tbh I only read the highlighted parts of most chapters (the parts the teacher said were likely to be on the test).
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 23 Apr 2013, 05:25
You overdosed on firecrackers and gave yourself a sore ass, obviously.

Well yeah but what about all the people I introduced you to? I was calling my imaginary friend "Unicorn". That's like, double weird.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Valdís on 23 Apr 2013, 16:10
Well yeah but what about all the people I introduced you to? I was calling my imaginary friend "Unicorn". That's like, double weird.

No worries, Neko. Unicorn manifests to all minds, they could all see the same things!

Completely-unrelated-Confession-I-swear-to-the-High-One-I-don't-know-how-it-ended-up-in-this-thread: I might've.. chased off a boy a year older than me with a kitchen-knife at one point in prepubescence.

I wish I could crawl inside your skull at night

Okay, I know I was getting real tired last night and it was getting bright outside, but clearly this is why you don't recombine dream-me with corporeal-me willy-nilly!

Doing this! Doing that! Ah it's too much to think about! *blush*

Hey, don't make me more jealous of her! :laugh:


what am i saying please do
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 29 Apr 2013, 05:25
Gaz was in my dream last night. We held hands! And then he shot somebody and escaped on his horse.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 29 Apr 2013, 05:28
I wish we could share dream-states! Get on it, Science!

(http://i.imgur.com/OycPLR1.jpg)
We have to go deeper.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Patrick on 29 Apr 2013, 05:46
So the girl I broke up with a few weeks ago decided to appear in my dreams at the bar where I work. She isn't old enough to be in bars, so I told her, "Hey, you're not old enough, get the fuck out of my bar." She said "Make me" and stuck her tongue out at me. So I grabbed her, slung her over my shoulder, carried her outside, and smacked her on the ass a good few times before telling her, "Stay the fuck away from my bar, I don't even want you in here by time you turn 21 and I have the authority to enforce it, are we understood?" and she hung her head and walked away.

I remember the 'me' I was watching in my dream feeling incredibly satisfied with the outcome, and real-me feeling like a real shitbag for it.

I have no idea what to make of it and it's kinda eating at me and I'm tired but I don't wanna go back to bed if that's who's gonna be waiting for me in my own subconscious.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 29 Apr 2013, 05:54
I dreamed that I had to cross the big intersection next to my office to get to my car (not that I ever actually park there, that is the mall parking lot) and some guy followed me and kept trying to grab me, and I believed he was going to try to rape me so I ended up having to bash his head against an SUV several times to get him off me. Then I was upset so I went to the doctor's office, which was also a dentist's office, and they showed me a model of the syphilis virus that had become sentient and completely wrapped a guy in tentacles. That cheered me up, but then the dentists and doctors got in a fight about whose office it really was.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 29 Apr 2013, 09:44
I had a dream a couple nights ago.

I was watching the sky burn. The horizon was nothing but black smoke, glowing with orange like a sunset. But it wasn't a sunset.

I knew, the apocalypse had come. I dropped to one knee and laughed. I was so happy. I had started to lose hope it would ever happen.

My only sadness was I knew the Internet would not last long. But hey, you can't have everything.

---

God my subconscious is fucked up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 29 Apr 2013, 11:10
Are you sure you name is not John? Were there sheep involved?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 29 Apr 2013, 11:16
I do not understand the reference you are trying to make.  :psyduck:

also, i was on the third story of an apartment building, in front of a floor-to-ceiling glass window that looked out onto a patio-balcony. i feel this is important to add.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 29 Apr 2013, 12:14
Gaz was in my dream last night. We held hands! And then he shot somebody and escaped on his horse.

Nonsense... I use a knife. Shooting someone is like takeout.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 29 Apr 2013, 12:55
I do not understand the reference you are trying to make.  :psyduck:

Book of Revelation (http://www.bibleserver.com/text/ESV/Revelation5:6) by John.

Nonsense... I use a knife. Shooting someone is like takeout.

Maybe shooting knives? How badass would that be? Eh?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 29 Apr 2013, 13:03
Awww... ten minutes too slow! Whatever, I think

Code: [Select]
(?:A )?Revelation(?:(?<!A )s?|(?: to John)?(?(?<=s) to John|)?)?$
will match most English names of that particular book that I've come across. I did forget "Book of Revelation(s)" though.

EDIT: No it doesn't. This is annoying, it worked before I tried to add Book of.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 29 Apr 2013, 13:18
...Why did you just create a regular expression for this?  :psyduck:

Oh. Wait. Is the answer something along the lines of "why not?  :mrgreen:" Continue on, then.

I had to look up the English name on Wikipedia. It is called "Offenbarung der Johannes" (Revelation of John) in German.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 29 Apr 2013, 13:53
Because I could. Or, as the case seems to be, I couldn't. I've probably said this before, but I get funny looks t work for being the crazy one who likes regular expressions.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Blue Kitty on 29 Apr 2013, 14:13
I had a strange dream where there was an evil version of me stealing people's teeth and everyone thought it was me. I think they wanted me to stop him and get the teeth back
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 29 Apr 2013, 15:59
More dreams.

Falling from the sky, free fall - close your eyes and you could imagine it's what dying would feel like. Just falling back, like when you step out of yourself and someone else takes over.

There's always that moment of confusion when they do, and that's what the landing is like. A splash, an infinite ocean below. Swimming, struggling, desperate to find land, because water isn't safe. The water is never safe.

You grow up thinking it's the dark you have to be afraid of, but it's really the water...

You're dead in the water.

And tired of dreaming.

It was all nightmares, disjointed. I've been having Wind Waker-esque dreams lately, actually - of islands and oceans and monstrosities. Only, see, I'm no hero. Heroes survive.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 29 Apr 2013, 16:55
I can recall some flying dreams in my teens and 20s. But lately I have gliding dreams. I'm walking, but then I don't need to walk, because I'm a few inches above the pavement, maybe a fraction of an inch. I can made wide turns if my path requires that. Gravity eventually pulls me down to contact with the pavement, but gently so I don't stumble. It's fun, but I don't wake up with a clear memory of it, just the later realization that I experienced the dream.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 30 Apr 2013, 12:22
That makes me remember a dream I often have. It's always quite nice for the first part, then can change tone quite sharply. Thinking about it, I wonder if the change is related to any stress I am under at the time.

Anyway, it usually starts off with me walking along a street somewhere - I don't know where, but I can remember it strongly. It's the right-hand side of the street. Sometimes it is cobbled, sometimes it has paving slabs. It used to be that I would be walking with someone, usually my father, but recently I've been alone.

After a while my feet start to lift behind me and I float a little way above the ground for a time, then I land again. I discover that can make this happen at will; if I jump, can fly really high, way above the houses. I fly out towards a park. There are people in the park, some playing football, others are eating in the shade of the trees. The park is right by the sea, but the water is fresh, like a large lake. Most of the shore is a reasonably sharp drop of a foot or two but there is a hill and a cliff to the right. To the left, there is a narrow river flowing to the sea. There may be rocks above the surface, but it also may be perfectly smooth. There's an island about half a mile out to sea with a lighthouse on it. There aren't any rocks out there that I can see.

I fly around the park for a while, dipping under the trees, playing air-football. If it's a good day, the dream ends there. If not, then I fly out to sea. Sometimes I fly back up the river. At some point, I can't stay airborne and fall out of the sky into the water, where I can't get out. After that, the only thing I can remember is the panic of not being able to escape. I never drown, I just float.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 30 Apr 2013, 15:09
More dreams.

Falling from the sky, free fall - close your eyes and you could imagine it's what dying would feel like. Just falling back, like when you step out of yourself and someone else takes over.

There's always that moment of confusion when they do, and that's what the landing is like. A splash, an infinite ocean below. Swimming, struggling, desperate to find land, because water isn't safe. The water is never safe.

You grow up thinking it's the dark you have to be afraid of, but it's really the water...

You're dead in the water.

And tired of dreaming.

It was all nightmares, disjointed. I've been having Wind Waker-esque dreams lately, actually - of islands and oceans and monstrosities. Only, see, I'm no hero. Heroes survive.

Heroes also die gloriously and righteously.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 30 Apr 2013, 15:12
As I drive through this countryside, although there are a lot of cornfields and grazing lots, there are enough woodlots that the horizons are lined with trees. Since I can't fly, I wish I had a four-wheeler and permission to drive it across the fields and through the woods. What I'd rather have is an ultralight, if I weren't frightened of crashing. What I really yearn for is a Personal Antigravity Device. I'd call it an iPAD.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 30 Apr 2013, 15:14
I've more than once thought one of those rocket powered squirrel suits would be the best thing ever.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 02 May 2013, 13:40
More dreams.

Falling from the sky, free fall - close your eyes and you could imagine it's what dying would feel like. Just falling back, like when you step out of yourself and someone else takes over.

There's always that moment of confusion when they do, and that's what the landing is like. A splash, an infinite ocean below. Swimming, struggling, desperate to find land, because water isn't safe. The water is never safe.

You grow up thinking it's the dark you have to be afraid of, but it's really the water...

You're dead in the water.

And tired of dreaming.

It was all nightmares, disjointed. I've been having Wind Waker-esque dreams lately, actually - of islands and oceans and monstrosities. Only, see, I'm no hero. Heroes survive.

Heroes also die gloriously and righteously.

Not in the games I play!

I had a bunch of nightmares last night

but fuck them

i also had a dream i RODE A BEAR OVER A WATERFALL

we were like bros

grizzly bro
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 02 May 2013, 13:41
i mean like, it was both of our ideas

he was all GRAWRRRAWRARGRAR and i was like RIGHT ON and then i climbed on his back and held onto his fur and he just

leapt across all these boulders and then launched himself straight over the waterfall

PCHOOOOO
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 03 May 2013, 01:32
Last night, in one dream, I was on some kind of battlefield beating the crap out of some Warhammer-esque Orks (and I'm not even a fan of the franchise) and I was also giant. Some other RPG-y things led up to it but I don't remember those. The last thing I did to complete my mission was launch a bunch of sattelites. Those kind of looked like Unreal spaceships

So that happens, and in the next dream I'm at my parent's place together with my mother and an unknown girl, and the girl is pointing out that, when she was here before, she was so distracted by the patched-up hole in my jeans. Anyway, I start telling her about the dream I had, complete with Orkish roars and gesticulation, plus the sattelite bit. I thought I was being really informative! Something happened afterwards as well, but it probably wasn't very interesting.

I wonder if I'll ever reach a third level of meta-dreaming.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 03 May 2013, 02:01
*insert obligatory "we need to go deeper" meme here*
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: K1dmor on 03 May 2013, 02:01
 You're gonna reach a Paprika level.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 03 May 2013, 02:16
....yikes, a Paprika level? That can't be good for the brain meats
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 03 May 2013, 03:15
You're gonna reach a Paprika level.

(http://catmacros.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/i_dont_even_cat.jpg?w=720)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 03 May 2013, 03:48
Paprika (2006 film) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paprika_%282006_film%29)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Valdís on 03 May 2013, 04:19
..I love you, Unicorn. :laugh:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 03 May 2013, 11:30
aww, thanks!

i had a dream the bus was going to drop me off in chorrol (which in my dream was situated near cheydinhal? ???) which irritated me 'cause we were going up there all the way from leyawiin and we weren't stopping in the imperial city, but that was cool - i'd just water walk over to the imperial city. anyhow, i had a helmet of detect life on and there were fucking COWS EVERYWHERE, glowing fucking COWS just COVERING THE HILLS. also a canister that, when broken, would give you magic power (geneforge reference)

also, the inside of the bus was shaped like malfoy manor and i poured salt along the inside of the door and window of draco's room, effectively locking him out, and also making tom felton sad.

????????
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LeeC on 03 May 2013, 11:37
wait, there are no cows in Vvardenfell!!!! :psyduck:

I have only seen 2 episodes of doctor who but I had a dream last night that I was a time lord.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 03 May 2013, 11:38
yeah and the geography wasn't remotely cyrodiil-ish either. there was also all these broken homes and witches  up in the northeast who had tried to grasp power beyond their control and ending up wiping out their own people, with only a few brittle survivors who tried to warn me about magic  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LeeC on 03 May 2013, 11:42
power overwhelming
(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110213202253/starcraft/images/4/48/Archon_SC2_Head1.gif)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 03 May 2013, 12:28
new reaction gif acquired

(http://www.anonpartyhard.com/img/4.gif)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 03 May 2013, 16:13
I don't remember my dream from tonight but I remember being heavily WTF'ing as I woke up. 
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 04 May 2013, 00:41
Three weird dreams today.

In one, I publicly posted a video of me where I was autoeroticising to some other video to Facebook. It was meant as a PM to my girlfriend (which isn't even on Facebook IRL). After like five minutes, I realized my mistake, but by then it already had 6 likes and 11 comments (my brain loves remembering numbers). I am pretty sure I don't even have that many people that receive my updates. I deleted it and then was basically hoping noone had downloaded it. I remember posting some other comments; one of them was offering monetary rewards for related stuff, for example, 1 grand to whoever came up with a way to make sure this video... wasn't leaked anywhere or something. I am not sure. And 100 dollars (strangely, not EUR) for something else.

I remember waking up thinking about how stupid that dream was. I am not sure if I really woke up or my brain was just thinking I did.

Anyway, my second dream was far more interesting. I "decided" to go to what I have now named the Carnival of Dreams. My dreamcanon was that I had already visited it in my dreams before, but now that I am awake, I am relatively sure that never happened.

The Carnival of Dreams works like this: it irregularly comes into town, noone knowing where it comes from or where it goes. The general consensus is that it somehow predicts the future, or reads from your unconscious, or does some other stuff which is supposed to be impossible. You can ask it questions, and it will lead you into relevant rooms, which can also change and play the typical "this room certainly wasn't behind this door before" game. No two rooms are supposed to be ever the same. (All pretty cliche, I know.) You are allotted one hour in the carnival. Some of the rooms or attractions have additional prices listed which were quite high (I specifically remember 10€ and 30€ for something), but there was no way to pay them, and I don't think anyone did.

This time, I was guided through the carnival by Death (ie the grim reaper in the black cloak). I say this time, because, again according to my dreammemories of the place, I had not had a guide the first time I had been there. I knew Death would guide me to the places I wanted to go, but not enter them with me.

Warning: This is going to be long, as the dream was full of details. I spoilered it for your convenience.
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I flew away from the Carnival shapeshifting into a cartoonish bat swarm and woke up.

I checked my phone. It was 07:55. I kept lying in my bed musing about how strange the dream was. Eventually, I must have fallen asleep again. I had a somewhat cryptic conversation with my ten year old me inside a sphere or bubble that kept shrinking as time passed by, indicating that our time together was running out, but I lucidly forced it to grow to keep talking. (I found that if you want to make a sphere you are in grow, it's easier to imagine a spiral motion instead of one increasing the diameter of a circle.)

I asked him for advice for some of my real-life troubles, but he only gave me the standard cryptic bullshit to follow the light and not the darkness (yes, literally.) I insisted how this was not an answer, refusing to let the bubble collapse, which would have made him leave. Eventually, he left anyway, I woke up, checked my phone again (it was 8:10) and sat down to write this post. And apparently, I have been typing for an hour  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 04 May 2013, 01:00
You dream in black and white? o_O
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 04 May 2013, 01:11
Eh. I am not sure. I mostly don't remember the color of things in my dreams after I wake up. I think colors usually appear only if they are somehow relevant to the "plot". Otherwise, it's usually something like black and white, yes. It's difficult to explain, really.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 04 May 2013, 01:15
Relevant, to the thread in general, nothing in particular

Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 04 May 2013, 01:31
Quote
Unfortunately, this SME-music-content is not available in Germany because GEMA has not granted the respective music publishing rights.

 :x
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: TinPenguin on 04 May 2013, 01:32
I feel so sorry for those living under GEMA's tyranny. :(


EDIT: also, I, like, totally, have wet dreams about satan and sacrificing newborns in the valley of moloch. :evil:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 04 May 2013, 01:32
that was the 666th post in this thread

are you satisfied
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: TinPenguin on 04 May 2013, 01:34
Oh.

I am ashamed now.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 04 May 2013, 01:35
:evil:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 04 May 2013, 03:14
It's not unusual to dream in black and white. Some people are incapable of dreaming otherwise.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 04 May 2013, 10:49
like sociopaths!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 04 May 2013, 14:00
....but that would make me one...
in all seriousness, I can't see colours in my dreams AT ALL. I sometimes know things around me have colours, but I still see them in black and white.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: TinPenguin on 04 May 2013, 14:01
I dream in monochrome sometimes.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 04 May 2013, 14:50
The colors in dreams for me are both muted and vivid at the same time, if that makes any sense.

Dreampost incoming. Writing now.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 04 May 2013, 15:53
So the dream started with me and my family entering a building. This was a massive building. A large foyer and a central (not straight, but it felt like it) hallway,  with huge square rooms tacked on at architecturally impossible angles. This was not a church,  but church services (of an unknown christian religion) were being had there. For some reason my parents wanted to stay. So we did. (my family has not gone to church in a couple years,  IRL) But in the incoming rush of people I got split off from my family. They went into the furthest room, where the religious speaker was. I got funneled into the room closest to the front door on the left side. There was an identical stage/podium in each room, and speakers to broadcast what the speaker was saying,  but nothing to look at other than the empty podium. Which was quite ironic considering the seating was based around huge long tables, stretching the entire width of the room,  and fixed seats attached to it. The sort of thing you'd see in a lecture hall or something. Made to be looking forward when there was nothing forward at all. The two rooms (left and right) that were closest to the entrance were the only ones like this. I was told to sit at the back. This was the last hall to be filled. Only a few other people were sitting there,  most notably Cole. (Cole was an IRL quazi-friend I had on a few soccer teams I was on back when I was MUCH younger.  Like 12-13yo. Though we weren't the same religion, our mothers thought it would be a good idea to send us to church/bible study at his church. That did not go over well. After that we didn't talk outside of the soccer field. I haven't really thought about him since)

So after sitting down I spotted Cole. Not exactly the Cole I remembered, as he was age-accelerated to be the age I am now, but definitely recognizable. Shaggier hair than I remembered. This was significant to me for some reason. He was sitting in the row in front of me, to the left. The one of my sisters came in as the last person let in,  and sat to my right. I tried striking up a conversation with Cole. This was (according to my dream-self's memories) not the first time we'd seen each other in dreamworld, but it didn't happen often so I enjoyed it when it did. We traded a few words, including me joking that we always seemed to wind up in church together. My sister was doing g something on her phone - my mom's Galaxy S3, actually, which she's not allowed to touch IRL, but my dream self's memories reminded me she had gotten it as a hand-me-down - and when I looked back at Cole, he was in the same row in front of me,  but in the seat to my right instead my left. He had the exact same phone as my dad (VZW Note II,  Gray,  with Flip Cover) and I began to ask him about it,  but he ssshhhh'd me,  as he was taking pictures of the podium,  which he found fascinating. The lights were getting dimmer. People started leaving but Cole stayed entranced by the muffled and indecipherable speaker's voice coming out of the speakers. My sister tugged on my arm,  as if to say it's time to leave. I woke up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 05 May 2013, 07:46
My dream last night:

I was taking my first behind the wheel driving lesson (IRL this is scheduled for Tuesday, wee), but when I got there, they put me in a huge truck (think Fedex truck) instead of a car. Also Welu and Gaz and Unicorn were there, plus my sister and my friend Chris. And they were all in the truck with me, in back seats, even though that's not something that exists in Fedex trucks.

So I start driving and within a couple minutes I crash the thing - it falls over on its side and I kill someone. Then all of a sudden we are all out of the truck, no harm done, and waiting in what I knew was the driving school's lobby... but it looked like a highschool gym with mats everywhere for gymnastic activities.

So I'm sitting there all pissed off that they'd make me drive a truck instead of a car. I bitched about it with everyone (especially Welu) and finally decided to go talk to the guy at the front desk about it. As I'm walking up, he calls my sister's name, and she walks up all sassy saying, "You know what time it is!" She bitches him out - this is something my sister is very good at. If I need an advocate for something, she is who I call. So she's at that for a while and then I get in on it and keep bitching at the guy. Apparently I paid $200 to be out in a truck for a couple minutes and I was pissed.

That's all I remember.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LeeC on 05 May 2013, 11:01
Last night I was on an old timey style cruise from england to boston.  I had my own cabin and the tvs on the cruise played the titanic over and over again, except the girl playing rose was topless the entire time.  me and the other passengers worried it was an omen that this ship would sink, but it turned out to be a prank by the crew.  When I got to boston and was visiting family I had 7+ missed calls from james vega (http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/James_Vega) that he wanted to hang out some time.  I visited him and found he was being electroshock tortured in a hospital run by greys (http://xcom.wikia.com/wiki/Sectoid) who were doing experiments disguised as doctors. Me, Alenko (http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Kaidan_Alenko), and a salarian (kirrahe (http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Captain_Kirrahe) maybe?) broke him out of the hospital and snuck aboard a transport heading to a ufo in orbit that was balloon shaped.  We fought the aliens deck to deck until we made it tot he control room and found they had infected the internet with a data gathering virus that was virtually undetectable.  To leave the virus inert we would have to destroy this ship.  Somehow Alenko was disgraced for not stopping this silent invasion and we were going to give him credit for the mission to help clear his name.  We made it to the engine room where the alien commander was.  Kirrahe? suggested we set a nuke in the engine room and captured the leader.  We made for the elevator to get to the air lock but sealed the commander inside the elevator.  We jumped out into space and landed on a transport flown by an unnamed asari (http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Asari) commando.  She was making remarks that alenko failed to stop the invasion again to high command as we where climbing inside the transport.  The nuke then detonated.  She then broadcasted in excitement on all channels that alenko did it, he destroyed the enemy ship.  She dropped us off at a gathering point of soldiers that cheered and greeted us.  James gave me a big old bear hug thanking me for saving him.  Alenko shook my hand and hugged me for helping him.

I think I need to lay off mass effect for awhile.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 05 May 2013, 13:56
By this time in the day I've forgotten my dream from last night, but I recall it took place on some sort of physical manifestation of this forum,  and a lot of you guys were there.  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Metope on 06 May 2013, 05:22
I had a dream the other night where I fought off a lynx that was trying to kill my cat. For some reason, my wussy cat who won't even take on other cats half his size, had attacked the lynx and he was obviously losing. So I put on this hideous, grey, bulky pair of trainers I remember I had when I was around 12/13, and I started kicking the lynx until it ran away, and my cat was fine.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: jwhouk on 06 May 2013, 07:23
I had this weird dream where I was involved in some sort of mafia-like negotiations that involved five cars parked end-to-end in a semi-circular driveway.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Valdís on 07 May 2013, 01:06
The three of us were together in the dream I just had (as in me, Ceras and Garand). Yay!

I was writing something serious on a "haunting" at a place, but as a matter of irreverently reversing death. Garand was tinkering with functioning Space Marine power-armour for.. uh.. "cosplay" reasons? Ceras was definitely more closely involved with my obsessive quest as a colleague / sidekick-in-a-non-demeaning-way. She considered parts of plans I thought up very ill-advised to try.. and she was right, but I learned valuable things from them.

For some reason when initially searching for signs of her [the Apparition's] existence I had to pay a guy exactly 26kr in coins. I bought Dumle-lollipops (http://cdn1.cdnme.se/cdn/8-1/3220072/images/2012/pic_190962971.jpg) at a nearby store to get exactly that in change. If I didn't, he wouldn't even let me get in the area. It turned out to quite clearly be the case that she existed, no matter what it turned out she was.

Eventually I dared to resurrect her with my improved ~methods~ (what, you think I'll reveal my tricks of the trade?), even though she was begging me as it slowly weaved stringy flesh onto her ethereal specter. She thought it hurt and was scared it'd anger the Goddess of the Underworld as a sacrilege. Nothing much happened in that regard, though she was pretty clearly having PTSD after that point.

I also, in another bit of the dream, walked the same path over and over and over again, running into sets of animals. I became pretty close to a big Rabbit and a Dog (Hi, Ceras~). Towards the end of those repeated scenes they helped each other break out of their garden to follow after and be with me. The Rabbit really wanted to tell me and make sure I understood how much something I'd said meant to her. It's probably notable that "me" in the animal-sequences is far less clear and more open to doubt if really me, even if story-wise it'd make sense for it to be because of surrounding scenes, but this is dream-logic.

P.S. ...There may also have been a bit near the end where Garand wanted me to show him which of my panties were my favourite, but I'm PRETTY SURE that was the start of a.. different.. story-arc, even if it was still in the same general setting. Just the Wolf being his frisky self. ;>_>

P.P.S. All of these things took place in like four hours of sleep, but I never sleep much anyway, so yay fun dreams!

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Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LeeC on 07 May 2013, 07:30
Had another ME dream last night.,  I havnt played since the last one.

I was on an asari cruiser (http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120326173632/masseffect/images/e/e8/WA_AsariCruiser.png) with an asari (http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Asari) that dressed like liara (http://www.rarityguide.com/articles/content_images/5/MassEffect3/liara.jpg) but wasnt.  her "father" was the asari in command of the ship.  The 3 of us were fighting cerberus (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ICsLM1nceOo/T1vheanQFfI/AAAAAAAAATY/wLP7kmFjCvo/s1600/mass_effect_3_cerberus_soldiers.jpg) and indoctrinated asari in the engine room.  After we cleared that we were arguing with the "father" about humans being evil and such.  I took control of the ship and we fought an alliance cruiser  (http://media.moddb.com/images/mods/1/18/17952/AC1.jpg)that cerberus had hijacked to save an asari colony.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 07 May 2013, 14:30
I dreamed we (undetermined who "we" are) were in the reptile house at the zoo. And they had a pen with a baby ankylosaur.  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: K1dmor on 07 May 2013, 15:05
 That's what you get for making fun of Jurassic Park  :-P.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 07 May 2013, 15:22
I've been talking about/advocating resurrecting dinosaurs since I was little. It's plenty possible, though, just now how they did it in jurassic park. :P
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 10 May 2013, 03:48
Damn it, I was writing an assignment in my sleep but now I don't remember what I said in it.  :x
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: jwhouk on 10 May 2013, 07:25
Unsettling dream this morning. Two things you do not like hearing in corrections: the sound of someone pounding on their door, followed by the sound of a very loud ripping sound. Problem is, it reminded me too much of the worst night I ever had at work (December 31, 2004).
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ThinksTooMuch on 11 May 2013, 08:09
You all sound amazing.  Kind of makes me wish I remembered my dreams.  I know I must have them, since I am (relatively) sane and without any major personality disorders (which generally come along with not dreaming at all), but I haven't remembered any of my dreams since I was six.  I fall asleep, and when I wake up, there is nothing, not even a sensation that I had been dreaming but can't remember what.  It's actually rather frustrating, given that in the waking world I have a near-photographic memory.

In order to keep with the theme, the last (and only) dream that I recall (when I was six) was of running around a prehistoric world, with stegosaurus and triceratops and brachiosaurus wandering around.  Then a t-rex showed up and attacked the triceratops, but it stabbed him in the stomach, so he gave up.  Then he noticed me and the last thing I remember before waking up and running to my parent's room was staring down the t-rex's throat as it ate me.  I had seen the original Fantasia for the first time that day, and I was obsessed with dinosaurs throughout first grade.

*addendum - I absolutely love the original Fantasia.  Has anyone else seen both the original and the 2000 version, and is it just my nostalgia speaking or was the 2000 one a pile of steaming crap?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 11 May 2013, 12:53
I just had like three dreams at once? I don't remember them. It's hard to separate one dream from another, but Kanye West was in at least two of them for some reason. I don't even like Kanye West.

In one he was my upstairs neighbour, and his apartment had all these secret passages and rooms and I remember distinctly thinking at one point that I am going to squat the FUCK out of his apartment and he ain't never gonna find me.

In another I was at like...a lake, or something? And I was bored and trying to leave, but it turns out it was some kind of training program I never paid for, and I was like, "I don't have the money for this," and they were like, "yes you do" and I tried to open my bag to get my wallet to prove I have like, no money, but all these loose singles were on top of everything else in my bag, and I was trying to hide them to keep them from thinking I had money, but they saw it and assumed I was holding out on them, so they summoned a hurricane that didn't seem to suck up anything but lots of birds and directed it at me, and I ran for it and got on the bus.

There was a little person in a tiny car who was super pissy about people making fun of their little car, and then there was a bus stop where Kanye West was just straight up bein' a dick to that person and then he got on the bus and we were going along and he stopped the bus to get out and shove someone in a wheelchair over and I'm like "what are you doing" and he's like "I'm Kanye West" and I'm like "you are being a dick" and he was like, "but all the cool kids are doing it!" and I was like, "No, you are just being an asshole, Kanye West," and I made Kanye West feel bad.

casually quoting this
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 11 May 2013, 13:02
I want to return to my Carnival dream.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 12 May 2013, 03:04
I was at the dentist and he gave me a breathing mask to put me under anaesthesia. I inhaled the gas and felt myself slipping into unconsciousness - yes, I was losing consciousness in my sleep - but not all the way there, so I was using hand signals to tell the dentist that I was still aware. He then didn't do whatever surgery I needed to be anaesthesised for, and I just went home, I guess.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Patrick on 12 May 2013, 12:10
I do not understand the reference you are trying to make.  :psyduck:

Book of Revelation (http://www.bibleserver.com/text/ESV/Revelation5:6) by John.

I actually thought you were making a reference to Terminator

I had a dream I was making out with Aubrey Plaza while on the run from Reavers (I fucking love Firefly).
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 12 May 2013, 14:45
I dreampt that my betta fish was gone,  and replaced with a tiny black betta with bright green fins. It later turned out my mother had bought it "because it was pretty" so she replaced my fish with it. My fish was moved to the downstairs tank, which would be not a good thing because it'd go to war with the algae eaters and Bala sharks. However when I went down to check on it, it wasn't fighting, instead it was hiding. Poor little guy was terrified.

I forget what happened next, but it lead to me flirting with a girl outside of the Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland. She then began turning into an ent made out of Legos. I picked up the instructions and remember thinking that this was the worst designed Lego ent ever - it barley even looks like an ent.

Wtf, subconscious.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 16 May 2013, 08:08
I remember one dream I had that disturbed me so much that I wrote it down so I can remember it again.

The dream took place in a hospital. This hospital had a very curious architecture: It had four differently sized towers, that were all aligned into a square formation, giving the impression of a swiss cross when looked at it from the top. The walls were made of old, brick stones. Between the towers there was little more than a meter of space, in fact the towers were so close to each other that you could see from one tower into the other, but you could still only switch from one tower to the next through the bottom floor. Between the towers, there was only filth.

Speaking of filth, the hospital was formidably old. It was a government-issue building, possibly from the sixties, with low hanging ceilings, wooden wall dividers, cheap linoleum floors or crumbling blocks of marble, and cracks in the walls. Just imagine an old thirties building, that hasn’t ben refurbished ever since it was built. It was here where I was supposed to have an operation of huge importance.

I was all alone, waiting inside the doctors room. The place gave me the creeps, and the doctor was not the trustworthy type. Adding to that were the horrible pictures of dying or disfigured people I could see through the windows in the other towers, I felt like I came into this hospital to get killed. It took agonisingly long until the doctor decided to anaesthetise me and start the procedure.

Suddenly, I changed character. I can’t explain how, but try not to explain a dream, since that is impossible. Instead of being inside the doctors room, being operated on, I was waiting in front of it, in the hall. I was waiting for my sisters’ operation to finish, my sister, who had been taken inside the doctors room. I was sitting on an old, brown couch, and I could feel every single spring inside the cushions, compressing and sticking into my back.

I was not alone, waiting for my sister. With me was my cousin, who was a mixture of two of my cousins, Necdet and Necmi. My cousin was walking the corridors, sometimes speaking with doctors, sometimes dissappearing into a patient room or somewhere else. He was acting weirdly, as if he knew the place and had been there before. There were random people greeting him and he was greeting back. I was getting anxious because of all the wait, the operation was supposed to be a standard procedure and was taking much longer than anticipated. The longer I waited, the shabbier the hospital seemed to get, everywhere were rugs, old carpets that had an orange-green design that looked very old were appearing on the floors, and the longer I waited, the dirtier they looked, they started to have burn marks and they smelled more like smoke, sweat and death.

Out of nowhere, the doctor appeared. He was bringing bad news: My sister had died during the operation. My cousin was devastated from the loss, but I wouldn’t believe it. I asked to see my sister. The doctor, looking stricken with grief, tried to console me with sentences like “she will never be back” or “seeing her won’t bring her back”, but I had a feeling the hospital was hiding something. I was requesting to see her, since I hadn’t seen her going out of the doctors room, and I knew that there was no other exit in there. I was hell-bent to get inside that room, and the doctor and some nurses were deliberately trying to stop me from getting inside. Angered, I pushed the doctor aside and rushed inside.

Instead of finding my sister, I found an old man, fragile, thin, and weak. He had giant age marks on his face, and the bones in his face were sticking out. The doctors were all looking at me with anger, and the old man said “she’s not here”. “How would you know?”, I returned “how do you know where my sister is?” But it was to no avail. The old man looked demented. The doctors sent me back out into the waiting room, where my cousin was waiting. All I remember him saying was that “she was dead” and I had to get over it. He was almost getting angry at me, for not accepting that she was dead. But I wouldn’t hear it. I wanted to go to the hospital morgue and see her dead body, or else I wouldn’t accept her death.

And just as I was thinking it, a man appeared, concerned, and afraid somebody was listening. He was slowly approaching us, and he was saying “there’s something wrong about your sister’s case.” And that was all he would say, because suddenly, doctors appeared from everywhere and were pulling him away. The only thing I could hear him saying was “the morgue is in the opposite tower!”. And just as I looked through the windows to find the other tower, I could see my sister there, walking around a corner, framed by three doctors on every side. I was furious. “I am going there, I’m going to that other tower” I shouted to my cousin and went into the elevator, with my cousin following. The elevator was ridiculously old, not bigger than one square meter and decending in an incredibly slow pace. My cousin kept being angry at me, telling me I had to move on, but instead of keeping me from seeing her, he would help me find her now. But he was still whispering to me, telling me that “she is dead”. And during the decent, the hospital was still getting shabbier and shabbier.

When I arrived at the ground floor, the hospital looked as dirty as if nobody had been cleaning in ages. Dust bunnies were collecting in the corners, and the plaster was slowly falling off the walls. I was angry at myself for allowing my sister to be admitted here in the first place. A slow fear crept up my spine, a fear that I may never find my sister again. I ran to the elevator of the opposite tower, and started to accend the other tower.

The elevator arrived at a completely dark room. I could not see the walls, they were hidden in darkness. Instead, I could see a glass cube, illuminated by bright lights, in the middle of the room. Inside it, there was my sister, but she had no body, she was a cloud of mist that was disturbed with the faintest wind, but rearranged back into her features immediately. She was almost transparent. I slowly approached the glass cube, finding my sister inside to be chuckling and laughing with such an intensity it was scaring me. I stood on top of the cube. My sister would not open her eyes, instead she was continuing to giggle and force a smile on her face, eyes closed shut.

And suddenly I realized, my sister was not laughing. She was crying.

She had lost her body, and the glass cube was the only way to keep her mind from floating away with the winds. An intense sorrow struck me as I was watching my sister manically hold on to her soul by forcing the saddest grin on her face.

It was then when I woke up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 16 May 2013, 08:17
Gee. Well, I wasn't planning to sleep tonight anyway...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 17 May 2013, 06:10
So something something happened with my husband's company's sister company, we turned the reception area into a walk-in clinic, and then I ended up getting prepped for a Suicide Girls-style photo shoot, even though they actually do event decor. The president of the company was doing my hair and talking about how she was just going to dye it black, because I'm "traditional" and blue hair washes people out. But when she was finished my hair was black and green, buzzed way down on one side, and in these choppy layers on the other side. It was a pretty cool hairdo, in retrospect, but I just started sobbing because I knew my boss wouldn't let me go to work with hair like that and since she'd shaved it I didn't know how I was going to fix it. She didn't notice that I was upset, but as soon as my alarm woke me up I checked to make sure my hair was still there.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ankhtahr on 17 May 2013, 06:48
I'm trying to better my dream memory. I've remembered more dreams in the last two weeks than in the year before.
Today I dreamt of being part of a Mars space program. The ground consisted of some kind of pulverized metal, maybe rust. The sky was red and cloudy, and it looked like a storm, while the air at the ground (yes, there was breathable air) was standing still. I was with a geologist, who looked exactly like a old german-teacher I had. We were inspecting a phenomenon, in a way similar to underwater lava tunnels on earth. Only that they consisted of the metal the ground was made of, melted by lightning which happened to hit in the same spot every time. That lightning was harmless, we didn't care about it even when we were working on the metal tubes it hit.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 17 May 2013, 15:47
I had the most mundane dream ever.

I dreamed of going to mimis cafe and ordering the jambalaya.

That is all.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 18 May 2013, 08:59
I made a really embarassing bloggy forum post and it got picked up by a major news site, which ran it as an Onion-style human interest story (http://www.theonion.com/articles/friend-who-sent-link-to-8minute-youtube-video-must,32442/), only about a real person. Me.

That was the closest thing to a nightmare I've had in a while.  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ankhtahr on 19 May 2013, 03:07
the fuck. I dreamt of a meeting with many of you in a bar in my town. Gareth went off with a girl I've been flirting with for over an hour, after only one pickup line…
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 19 May 2013, 04:24
I had a dream I was going through sleep paralysis. Not actually going through it. I was able to start little movements really quickly and got standing but was stil all heavy and floppy. Then I was telling Mammy about a dream that I had where my family moved in to a giant house. Which was a dream I had earlier in the night.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 19 May 2013, 04:31
I dreamed I was talking to my penis. He seemed to be quite the literary type and was very knowledgeable about hygiene. I wanted to know why he felt so depressed and he said "I want to motorboat too for a change".
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 19 May 2013, 05:01
the fuck. I dreamt of a meeting with many of you in a bar in my town. Gareth went off with a girl I've been flirting with for over an hour, after only one pickup line…
I saw her. She was hot!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ankhtahr on 19 May 2013, 05:07
Even in my dreams my self-consciousness fucks with me.

I still wonder why all of you came to my small hometown.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 19 May 2013, 06:05
Coz you're a good guy and we like you?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ankhtahr on 19 May 2013, 10:23
d'aww. Thanks!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 19 May 2013, 12:03
Aw I would totally visit if I could! And also pick up ladies :evil:

I keep dreaming that I only have a couple weeks to live. It's freaking me out.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 19 May 2013, 13:27
i had a dream once there was this dark monstrosity in my backyard

and i was there, approaching it, wreathed in shadow and just radiating this malice and i knew that if i didn't kill it it would kill me

so i picked up this branch, a big heavy branch that had fallen in the wind, and i raised it and brought it down so hard that i felt it connect, i felt its ribs crushed beneath the weight of the blow

and i beat it, i broke its legs, its nose, its neck, its ribs, its spine

and beat it

and beat it

and beat it until it was dead

and i was left standing there over the remains of my puppy.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 19 May 2013, 13:54
Reminds me of a dream I had once.

I dreamed that I had a child, but that this child was the most evil thing in the world.

And I was so afraid

so I stood in front of a big bin full of water

and the last things I remember were my arms, holding the struggling baby under water.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ankhtahr on 19 May 2013, 14:26
you guys scare me. My subconsciousness can be pretty weird and depressive, but I never dreamt something like that.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 19 May 2013, 14:30
I uh...yeah.

/me backs away slowly
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 19 May 2013, 15:31
in another one more recently (about a year ago) i was walking down this sidewalk and there was a big chainlink fence separately me from the void just beyond

because it was about more or less where the world ended and the rest of whatever it was beyond was just infinite and incomprehensible darkness

and at some point the fence was gone, ripped out, and i was dragged off of the sidewalk the way you might succumb to gravity on a cliff - grabbing hold but the force was too strong and it was pulling me over the edge and there was all this dark, murky green water running underneath the pavement and road, all these bare pipes sticking out like metallic roots, and i kept grabbing at them to hold on, screaming at people who were passing by to help me

but, of course, they didn't - and i fell down, into the water

into a different dream

into my grandmother's house - in that peculiar dream logic that says that this person is someone you know, even though they don't look remotely similar

it was just a long hallway, of faded colours, of memories half-remembered

well, when there was still anyone there to remember them, anyhow. i had a sense of being so very alone, and i walked down the hallway, trying every door, but they were locked, and i was at the end of a passageway, so long, and i had to go down it to find my way out

and eventually i was just running, and it was getting darker - not that light was fading, but that the darkness was actively swallowing me up, and i could feel these hellhounds chasing on either side of me, darker than the blackness

and i knew if i stopped running, they would devour me, so i ran. i ran until nothing existed, until i was surrounded by an eternal darkness, with these things chasing me.

i woke up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Patrick on 20 May 2013, 13:11
dreampt

oh god what did you do to that poor innocent word
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: pwhodges on 20 May 2013, 14:22
I suppose dropping a p in there was tempting...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 20 May 2013, 16:09
i used to spell 'hamster' as 'hampster'
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: pwhodges on 20 May 2013, 16:18
One is reminded of the detectives Thomson and Thompson in the Tintin books (English translation - the French has Dupont et Dupond, but I think this is a case where the translation is even better).
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 20 May 2013, 16:40
Last night I dreampt I was in a garden center of a big store (possibly Lowes?) and there was a fundraiser at the entrance/exit,  raising money for little kids.... something.

One of the things they were selling was a piece of fruit leather stapled to a cardboard tag,  saying what it was and showing the UPC. After telling them (a few different times, individual instances) that I didn't want to buy anything from them,  I decided I had to get some of that fruit leather. Except when I went back to buy it,  the kids had already left and one of the adults was packing up - they were done for the day, therefore not selling anymore. I argued with the lady, trying to make her see I needed that fruit leather (I still don't know why), I even tried bartering with her. One of the boxes spilled. She picked up most of it and left. I picked up one of the pieces that she had left behind,  took a bite,  and went over to the store's cash registers to pay for it (dream economics ftw. :P ) . I pulled out my wallet and realized that I had no cash. I also know there will be hell to pay if I use my debit card, so I start digging for change. I manage to scrounge up $2.29 (holy crap that's an expensive strip of fruit leather) and put the coins down on they conveyor belt. The cashier can't quite reach,  so they turn on the conveyor belt. This somehow causes them to bounce backwards, and fall down the crack where the conveyor belt goes underneath the counter, into the mechanism. I save a couple coins, but they plus the few coins I have left are not enough to pay for my now-mostly-eaten snack.

I don't know what happens next,  that's when I woke up,  feeling like utter shit. >_>
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 20 May 2013, 16:41
dreampt

oh god what did you do to that poor innocent word
... My spellchecker says that's correct....
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 20 May 2013, 22:43
I had to dig deep to uncover this one completely:

I was listening to a monologue of a guy who kinda looked like a pirate, except he was just a criminal, basically, who was describing how he was going to kill someone he really hated and cut off their fingers and their penis and create a necklace out of them, and he was going to use a steampunk rifle/sabre combo to do it.

When he was done I found myself in my own body (as opposed to that of a disembodied viewer) and figured I should probably prevent that grisly murder from happening. From the window on the second floor I could see the murderer get out of a car, so I rushed downstairs to try and stop him. Only when I got there he was gone, and I couldn't tell if he still had to commit the murder or had already done so. I looked around a little bit and saw that there were bloodied footprints on the ground, so it must have already happened. I then went back in time an hour or so by adjusting the time on my watch to be able to catch him, and then I took a big, heavy, wooden baseball bat, smashed in the window of the car and hit the person inside a few times, enough to make sure they wouldn't be capable of murdering anyone for some time.

At this point, the identity of the person in the car was either my mother or my sister, and my dad might have been the target of the murder, but that was seemingly unimportant. Anyway, I figured that this approach was slightly overkill, so I went back in time again, this time two hours before the murder, and tried to get the rifle/sabre away from the murderer by ambushing her - my sister, in this case. I hit her in the back of the head with the bat once, like hitting a ball with a pool cue, and then took the gun away, but she did put up a fight, and I had to shoot her. My mother exclaimed "I didn't even know that was loaded!" (in English, not Dutch) and I was like "Duh, gun safety" - have you guys to thank for that, I guess - and so, having yet another undesirable outcome, I went back to the point where the murderer was just a little boy with a fancy BB gun. A high-powered, bladed, steampunk BB gun that was capable of killing someone, but nevertheless technically a BB gun which meant everyone else just dismissed it as a toy, even when I tried to convince them that the little boy was going to kill someone with it in the future, but obviously I couldn't do anything about it since it hadn't happened yet. So that was the end.

That was the most coherent dream I've had in a while.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 23 May 2013, 11:29
the fuck. I dreamt of a meeting with many of you in a bar in my town. Gareth went off with a girl I've been flirting with for over an hour, after only one pickup line…

I can't begin to tell you how many things in this sentence wouldn't happen.

...Well, two things.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 23 May 2013, 12:44
I had the most mundane dream ever.

I dreamed of going to mimis cafe and ordering the jambalaya.

That is all.

Update on this: I actually went to Mimi's Cafe yesterday, still remembering this dream craving.

They no longer server jambalaya

>_<
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LeeC on 02 Jun 2013, 10:15
I had a dream last night that I went for a job interview and nailed it.  But when I got to the job first day they were paying me $250,000 a year and my job title didnt sound anywhere close to the job I interviewed for.  I am in a meeting just twtittling my thumbs waiting for them to turn to me asking what I think about whatever it is they are talking about.  I would just bullshit it.  I also moved into a basement of a college building that had a tick problem and I would have to worry about getting covered in ticks.  But I was able to afford a car with the new job.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 03 Jun 2013, 14:11
I had a dream last night that I thought worthy of posting up here, but I forgot it. It was sort of a continuation of the previous one I posted, but without so many webcomic characters. I remember wondering after I woke why I occasionally have Emily or Claire in my dreams. Honestly, I find it more than a little creepy.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 03 Jun 2013, 14:36
I had the most mundane dream ever.

I dreamed of going to mimis cafe and ordering the jambalaya.

That is all.

Update on this: I actually went to Mimi's Cafe yesterday, still remembering this dream craving.

They no longer server jambalaya

>_<

This may be the most perfect pair of posts you've ever made Primo, I laughed, out loud, in an empty room, for a damn long time at this.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 03 Jun 2013, 14:59
o_O why? its not that funny.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Patrick on 03 Jun 2013, 17:03
it's pretty fuckin funny.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: henri bemis on 03 Jun 2013, 22:44
Speaking of dream-cravings, the best dream I've had lately was of a restaurant chain that Richard Dean Anderson and Philip Seymour Hoffman open up, that focuses on slow cooked beef and pork sandwiches.  It was called 'Phil & Dean's BBQ and Brisket,' and the front counters were staffed entirely by professional RDA and PSH lookalikes.  The each had their own tailored menus.  And the food was delicious.

I don't know what the fuck is going on in my subconscious with that one, but I'm pretty sure I need to pitch the idea to them.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Patrick on 04 Jun 2013, 04:15
I thought about it for a second, and then realized that if MacGyver has any aptitude for the culinary arts, he'd make a pretty bitchin' Iron Chef.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: henri bemis on 04 Jun 2013, 04:24
Give him a rubber band and a toenail clipping, and you'll have the best pulled-pork in the universe!  I have no idea how that works, but that's why he's MacGyver.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 04 Jun 2013, 05:34
So I remembered many more details of this when I woke up, but they are mostly gone now.

I went to visit Gaz, with my sister, who was being annoying like she was as a kid. He lived with his mother in a townhouse. We went to the bank at some point, and possibly dealt with a gang?? And then he gave me a white blouse that said Carmen across the bottom. He knew that my name was not Carmen, but it had something to do with opera. And I was all excited about it.

I also took a train or bus to get there. I remember this because at one point I was figuring out how I was going to get home, and remembered that I am terrified of planes, and was like, oh, I'll just take the train/bus back. Apparently we lived on the same continent.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 04 Jun 2013, 10:55
People, people, come on. Dreams with me in them that do not involve fucking are DISAPPOINTING.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 04 Jun 2013, 10:57
Dream-pervert!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 10 Jun 2013, 15:40
Had one of those dreams that floats in the back of your head for the rest of the day, which is annoying because I only remember a tiny bit of it.

J.C. Potts of The Modified World and Pangea Piercing was my driving test instructor. While asking me some questions he kept playing with my hair and fixing it and asked if it was a wig. I got really offended because it was my real hair and he was super apologetic but didn't stop playing with my hair.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 10 Jun 2013, 16:17
i had a dream i was chasing tom felton through traffic on foot
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Akima on 10 Jun 2013, 16:21
I dreamed last night that Jeph teleported into my kitchen to ask me how I got on with my granite benchtop, because he was planning to remodel his kitchen and was trying to decide between granite and Corian®. He was concerned with food-safety, and especially bacteria from raw chicken getting into the surface. I told him that I couldn't help with chicken because I don't eat meat, but the standard recommendation is simply to use a separate cutting-board. He said thanks, turned monochrome, and beamed out again.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 10 Jun 2013, 16:28
This sounds awesome.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ankhtahr on 10 Jun 2013, 17:45
I barely remember anything from last night, but it definitely involved typewriters, a TARDIS, Lt. Worf from Star Trek TNG and a digital camera. Don't ask me how that fits together.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: TRVA123 on 12 Jun 2013, 23:20
In my dream last night my 6"4 boyfriend kept getting subtly shorter.

I have no idea why. I then dreamed that I was back in highschool and had to break into my  middleschool locker to transfer files to highschool? idk. It was a cool spy mission impossible kind of break in, though.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 13 Jun 2013, 02:24
So I think I need to look into adopting a dog at some point... preferably a large fluffy one. I've been having a recurring dream about having a pet nine tails. Waking up really sucks.

(http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/thumb/0/05/038Ninetales.png/226px-038Ninetales.png)

Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 13 Jun 2013, 06:54
I had a dream that something in my house smelled good but because my room is full of pets, it rarely smells all that great, so I didn't believe that it was true. So when I woke up and something actually smelled good I was confused. But someone must have made something delicious for dinner last night and the smell is still lingering.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LeeC on 16 Jun 2013, 09:25
I had another mass effect dream.  This time you got to play as a new background for your shepard (I am assuming this, it could be a new identity completely as it was a more advanced looking Normandy as well) I was a woman for some reason but pretty much you were a colony farmer in an inclosed space (like greenhouse but larger and makes all kind of vegetables)  And something had spooked the "ta-tars" (big oxen looking animals we used for plowing)  Apparently little creatures came out of the ground and started attacking the ta-tars and when we came to investigate they hid inside the ta-tars.  I grabbed a pistol and the little creatures popped out and started attacking the colonists.  I shot my way through them and started noticing starfish like creatures attached to the walls that came alive and started attacking as well.  I figured out you had to shoot the eye in the center to kill them.  The whole colony was being covered in sinew that I had to squeeze my way through this whole to make it to a few marines waiting.  I was the only colonist to have made it out.  An old female voice called from the hole saying "no, come back, we need to know why this happens!" and one of the marines said "fuck you that's why" and tossed a grenade down the hole and we got on the nearest ship and ran. 

It picked up several years later with the character who was rescued played by a friend of mine (the gamer chick), my brother was there, and I was a commander (a dude now wearing vega's armor).  A turian (garrus?) came along too.  We came to where the sinew hole was but now it was a regular space door covered in leaves and burn marks.  A marine team had gone in before us to investigate and we did not hear back.  "It sounds like they took my advice and brought a flame thrower" I said. We opened the hatch and started filing in.  We came into a big open area that had catwalks zipping through.  It was dark. I saw one of the starfish things attached to the wall.  "Anybody else a sniper?" I asked the squad.  My brother shot back "only garrus and you have sniper rifles."  I put my assault rifle away and pulled out the sniper rifle and shot the starfish thing.  It flipped over revealing its eye and I shot the eye.  Then giant ones from the other side of the room started waddling towards us and shooting biotics at us.  We took them out before they could reach us but then I woke up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 16 Jun 2013, 11:17
I had a dream that something in my house smelled good but because my room is full of pets, it rarely smells all that great, so I didn't believe that it was true. So when I woke up and something actually smelled good I was confused. But someone must have made something delicious for dinner last night and the smell is still lingering.
what's odd about this is that I can rarely smell/taste anything in my dreams.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 16 Jun 2013, 12:22
It's rare for me as well, so it took me a bit to realize that it was actually a dream.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 18 Jun 2013, 07:26
Last night I had a dream that the first guy I dated in person, Phil, was alive. He died in 2009, years after we broke up, and this still bothers me a lot.

He wanted to date me again. He actually had somehow come back to life, and no one was surprised or confused by that, we were just happy that he was back. He gave me a guitar (???)  and took me to get my nails done. But there was a storm and this somehow kept me from getting them done. And then I had to go pee but the bathroom was hidden in the basement of this super scary place and I never did get there. I got some time to cuddle with Phil before I woke up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 24 Jun 2013, 05:20
I dreamed I was at mtmerricks house. We were watching commercials together. I kept meaning to tell him that I didn't watch television. He kept changing the subject. His mother didn't believe I was real. Kept poking me to check.
Suddenly I was at some Caribbean beach resort. I walked past some friends of mine whose skin was turning crab red because of the heat. For some reason they were famous. I met Orlando Bloom and we were friends too. We walked on the beach and I explained that beaches in Turkey were similar, only the sand was yellowish brown, not whitish. There were glass shards everywhere. He kept trying to kiss and lick me and I kept saying I didn't want his money. In the end, we picked up some bombs and learned Arabic, so we were allowed to suicide - bomb mtmerricks house. His mother was cheering, mtmerrick was saying I didn't have to get Orlando Bloom to do the job. When my head flew away from the explosion, it turned into a bowling ball, and went on to win at every competition I was playing.

I don't know why, either.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 24 Jun 2013, 05:46
....dude that is some hella acid.

I can't really talk about my weirdest dreams... nightmares really without a fair amount of alcohol... I don't even really know how to frame them, or describe them. Three words though "Where were you?"
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 24 Jun 2013, 15:09
I just can’t stop rereading masterpiece's post.  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: jwhouk on 24 Jun 2013, 15:23
I have had this weird dream about a parking lot in what I'm presuming was downtown Chicago.

And last night, I had somehow inherited this big ice cream truck, but it was the size of a UPS van.

There were a lot of other weird things in the dream, but those are the two things I remember most.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 24 Jun 2013, 15:33
Last night's dream involved butt sex, and a lot of it. But it was like... a butt sex training session. Like no sexual tension or attraction or any of that, it was like I was at a gym where they had lessons on it and I wasn't attracted to anyone in the room. It was strange.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Patrick on 25 Jun 2013, 14:29
Gaz was notably absent in that writeup there.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 26 Jun 2013, 09:16
Well yeah if Gaz was there, there would have been some physical attraction going on.

Also I forget most of my dream from last night except that in it I was reading a book and it described someone's job at "beep-booping" and I was confused because it was an older book. And it said that word often.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 26 Jun 2013, 10:11
Depending on how old it was, the onomatopoetic part of the word may have been more applicable then than now.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 26 Jun 2013, 11:56
Well yeah if Gaz was there, there would have been some physical attraction going on.

Oh, you.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 26 Jun 2013, 17:21
I just had what I can only describe as an auditory hallucination. And it was freaking scary.

I was just about to nod off, my eyes were closed already, when I sensed a noise passing by my head. I knew I wasn't hearing it, but the sound had a very clear origin and direction. It even had a Doppler effect as it passed my head. It then floated back just to circle around my head a few times before fading away.

But the weirdest part of the whole thing was the sound I heard. It was a robotic feminine voice, similar to a futuristic announcer. Think Academy Awards voice over in robot.
Anyway, the voice at first made no legible sounds, instead it sounded like someone was scrubbing through the voice track, producing an illegible continuation of vowels. Think fast forward in Premiere. But after a while I started to understand the voice, she kept repeating

"Die Simulation ist abgebrochen.
Die Simulation ist abgebrochen.
Die Simulation ist abgebrochen.
Die Simulation ist abgebrochen.
Die Simulation ist abgebrochen.
Die Simulation ist abgebrochen.
..."

in a cold, emotionless voice.

It was fucking trippy  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 26 Jun 2013, 18:14
Yeah that would freak me out too.

Oh, you.

No, you.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Patrick on 01 Jul 2013, 16:01
LSD is a helluva drug, bro.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 01 Jul 2013, 16:12
It was fucking trippy  :psyduck:
Man, that's spooky. I had a few slightly similar hypnagogic hallucinations (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypnagogia) when I was fighting to stay awake during a lecture, but they were much less specific and sounded more like the murmur of a crowd. It's way stronger now that I no longer have any auditory input from my right.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 09 Jul 2013, 22:16
Apparently, I briefly dozed off in the past hour. Dreamt of that one guy I know snogging another guy whose face I could not see, which struck me as odd, because I had never thought he might be (bi and (polyamorous or cheating)).

Anyway, that was not the weird part. In another part of the dream, two guys had a misunderstanding because they used two different meanings of the same word. I only realized what their mistake was at the end of the argument.

So apparently, some part of my brain knew that the word was ambigious and created this particular situation, but another part of my brain (my dream-ego) did not grasp the double meaning  until late :psyduck:
Either that, or my brain retconned my memories, which apparently isn't that rare in dreams.

For anyone curious, the word was "Unterlagen". It can either mean documents or, much more rarely, "something you put under something else, usually to provide cushioning or warmth". One guy was like "we can just let this guy sleep in our office on some Unterlagen" and everyone else, including me, was like "why would we let him sleep on our documents?"
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ankhtahr on 09 Jul 2013, 23:19
Your subconsciousness does strange puns.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 10 Jul 2013, 01:56
I'm sorry :(
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 12 Jul 2013, 00:51
I nodded off after skyping with Nekowafer. We were still skyping and I thought that was weird because I remembered that my connection had failed and we weren't able to Skype. I tried to tell her that but all I could say was "vulva, vulva", with extremely poignant pronunciation. Neko was incredibly excited.

The weird thing is that I do that on a regular basis to annoy a friend of mine.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 12 Jul 2013, 05:11
Last night I was in a conversation with an intelligent person. My dreams are full of those nondescript entities defined only by a single trait; for example, I had a dream where I had sex with my sister, only it was not my actual sister, just the concept of 'my sister', as in a stereotypical woman who is my sibling, with no other attributes.

Anyway, I was presenting this generic intelligent person with a hypothetical situation and asked him about what would happen. I don't know what the premise was, but he explained that the outcome would be that the sun would become trapped in the gravitational well of another, even bigger star, taking all of its planets with it.

Of course, this being a dream, this hypothetical situation was immediately brought into simulated reality. I was outside and I saw two suns in the sky, one about five times larger than normal. I knew that once our sun's erratic orbit would plunge it into the large star, we'd all soon be dead.

Maybe I'll send this to Randall Munroe.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 12 Jul 2013, 06:59
Neko was incredibly excited.

Sounds about right. And d'awww you dream about me &lt;3

My dream last night was really awful and disturbing. I dreamt I was raped by a friend of mine who has always had difficulty taking no for an answer. But then it turned out it was his girlfriend who had somehow morphed him? It was strange and I still feel very weird about it.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: cesium133 on 12 Jul 2013, 07:09
Last night I was in a conversation with an intelligent person. My dreams are full of those nondescript entities defined only by a single trait; for example, I had a dream where I had sex with my sister, only it was not my actual sister, just the concept of 'my sister', as in a stereotypical woman who is my sibling, with no other attributes.

Anyway, I was presenting this generic intelligent person with a hypothetical situation and asked him about what would happen. I don't know what the premise was, but he explained that the outcome would be that the sun would become trapped in the gravitational well of another, even bigger star, taking all of its planets with it.

Of course, this being a dream, this hypothetical situation was immediately brought into simulated reality. I was outside and I saw two suns in the sky, one about five times larger than normal. I knew that once our sun's erratic orbit would plunge it into the large star, we'd all soon be dead.

Maybe I'll send this to Randall Munroe.
It would depend on the scattering parameters of the collision whether the sun would actually plunge into the large star. Most likely it would stay on an escape trajectory and move away from the other star, or it would just orbit, possibly far enough away to not kill everyone. If it's on the right trajectory it could impact the other star, though.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Patrick on 14 Jul 2013, 19:24
I had a dream I was climbing a tree, and then there was sex in the tree.

The fuck, man
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ankhtahr on 14 Jul 2013, 20:04
That fuck in particular?  :-D
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Patrick on 14 Jul 2013, 22:10
it was really the logistics of the sexual encounter that got my head all WTFin
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ankhtahr on 15 Jul 2013, 05:53
So I just woke up from one of the weirdest dreams I've had lately. For some reason I was hiding from the police. When one policeman found me some other person jumped in and the whole scene felt like an infomercial. This other person quickly disarmed the policeman and explained to me how great all these things are. He handed me a credit card sized multitool which had some kind of a taser built in. It worked similar to a lighter, using the piezoelectrical effect to generate the voltage. And somehow that was sufficient to stun the policeman through his clothes. This multitool also had a rocket launcher build in, and the infomercial person handed me a laser pointer as well. then I hid close to a street and shot police cars.

Then I walked to a place where my bike was standing. It was next do a store, and 4 am, and the store manager ran up to me, because he was afraid of me going there to pee.

Then followed an interlude at a supermarket, where hordes of people were standing in line, because this supermarket sold parts for a model of cars which was (in dream) sold cheaply some time ago. The store manager of the supermarket also explained to me, how they've maximised their customers by offering to slice the bread they're selling.

What the hell.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 15 Jul 2013, 06:34
I had a couple weird ones over the course of my bulk recovery sleep from the last two days. I had a weird one that I don't remember many of the details of but the last part was desperately trying to lift myself up from the floor and open a door but it was like the gravity had been turned up to eleven.

The next dream involved a city I have never seen, running around with my folks and siblings in a SUV. At one point the SUV falls three stories, and my primary concern is my wallet falls out of my window and lands first. We land fine, I grab my wallet, cursed out a mime in Japanese and we went on. Ended up in a parking garage, there for one event or another and I curse out someone in a car who almost runs me over, dude stops gets out of the car and we have a brief punch up, then decide to get beers later. He then becomes a couple decades older. The event involves a retirement home and Star Wars... I run around snagging food, talk to another old dude and the dream ends as I'm eating a giant cracker and preparing to devastate a plate of carefully organized cheese.

Analysis: I have issues man.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 15 Jul 2013, 06:43
I dreamed I was Batman and Heath Ledger as the Joker was in my apartment. There was also a ladyface there. I wanted to just jump out the window because he was so freaking scary, but I had to protect the ladyface, so I rappelled on the roof and tried to fight joker, all the while terrified of him and unsure how to use all of my equipment.

But seriously that joke was so scary. I woke up and was able to see my chest move because my heart was pounding so hard.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 15 Jul 2013, 07:05

So after actually checking a dream dictionary: Dream two:

SUVs indicate responsability or a change in life goals.
To see your own family in your dream represents security, warmth and love, while falling indicates a loss of those things, losing your wallet follows with a loss of financial stability (for example the loss of money from the upcoming move) finding it means being to stability.

A forgein language represents a subconcious message that you don't understand, I'd guess it might also mean I should/want to continue studying Japanese. The Mime can represent actions speaking louder then words, but I'm not sure how it relates. Because I cussed the mime out, I will assume that I just hate mimes.

Fighting represents inner turmoil, and motorcycles, in this case under the avatar of a Biker represent the desire for freedom and adventure, I'd go out on a limb and guess that the peace making after the fight would show the turmoil has been resolved. That he suddenly became an old man represents wisdom, and in this case self wisdom gained from the inner turmoil.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 15 Jul 2013, 10:51
Because I cussed the mime out, I will assume that I just hate mimes.

"Anyone in baggy trousers and a white face who tried to ply their art anywhere within Ankh's crumbling walls would very quickly find themselves in a scorpion pit, on one wall of which was painted the advice: Learn The Words."
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ankhtahr on 15 Jul 2013, 11:02
Ankh's crumbling walls

Should I feel offended?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zingoleb on 15 Jul 2013, 11:04
only if you're a mime

(and pilchard's real name is havelock)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ankhtahr on 15 Jul 2013, 11:13
Damnit. I knew I knew this from somewhere, but I just realised it now, where from exactly.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 15 Jul 2013, 12:29

So after actually checking a dream dictionary: Dream two:

SUVs indicate responsability or a change in life goals.
To see your own family in your dream represents security, warmth and love, while falling indicates a loss of those things, losing your wallet follows with a loss of financial stability (for example the loss of money from the upcoming move) finding it means being to stability.

A forgein language represents a subconcious message that you don't understand, I'd guess it might also mean I should/want to continue studying Japanese. The Mime can represent actions speaking louder then words, but I'm not sure how it relates. Because I cussed the mime out, I will assume that I just hate mimes.

Fighting represents inner turmoil, and motorcycles, in this case under the avatar of a Biker represent the desire for freedom and adventure, I'd go out on a limb and guess that the peace making after the fight would show the turmoil has been resolved. That he suddenly became an old man represents wisdom, and in this case self wisdom gained from the inner turmoil.
Bahaha, that's hilarious. Tell me another one!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Usurpatore Hominum LXVI on 15 Jul 2013, 13:03
I only remember one dream that I've had - seriously, I don't remember my dreams anymore, but this one's stuck with me since high school.

I was in a completely dark space, and all I could see was the object in front of me - namely, a huge mirror that was taller than I was. I was just staring into it without moving or speaking. My reflection looked gaunt, pale and decrepit, and while I wasn't speaking, it was - my reflection's mouth was moving as if it were talking, but all I could hear was a low, unintelligible murmuring. Then I woke up.

I don't know if it means anything, but even if it did...I'm not entirely sure that I'd like to find out.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 16 Jul 2013, 02:53
Last night I dreamed that I was in someone else's bathroom and the toilet was overflowing with shit, and the only thing I had to clean it up with was my own toothbrush.

Anyone want to try interpreting that?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 16 Jul 2013, 03:42
Oh, that one's easy.

The bathroom represents a person's inner sanctum or a personal space or their emotional world. The feces represent problems, or what you consider problems. The toothbrush represents your inability to help with the tools you are given, and the fact that it is your own represents heavy investment on your part.

Basically, there is someone you know who dumps their problems on you, and you feel you are supposed to help, but cannot or don't really want to.


---------
As an ... alternate explanation: the toilet is symbolic for a descent into the underworld. That person's problems (or probably your own?) stem from a dead relative or a dead friend. The use of a toilet is also a cleansing ritual of sorts. This means that the death of the person in question was cleansing to somebody. The toothbrush, as the cleansing tool, represents that which triggered the death, a prolonged weapon, most likely a knife. The word "feces" sound somewhat similar to Felicia, a female name.

You killed your great aunt Felicia, in the bathroom, with a knife.

The memories haunt you. The last moments before you entered the room where she was putting on her makeup. The nervous grip on the handle of the knife, as you reconsidered your decision. Still, it had be done. You entered. She turned around, smiling. She was always smiling that Umbridgesque smile of hers which annoyed you to no end, didn't she? She asked "What is up, dear?" You remember thinking how she would smile no more.
Your memory gets blurry from that point onwards.

You remember standing there with the bloody knife in your hand, your great aunt lying dead to your feet. You looked at her.

Her mouth was drawn into a scowl, as if...

smiling.

Happy dreams to you.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 16 Jul 2013, 14:05
*Claps* Complete with a repressed memory. Freud would be proud.

If I had to make a guess myself, it's because my toilet wasn't flushing properly yesterday. But let's go with your story, it makes me seem more... interesting.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Sorflakne on 17 Jul 2013, 21:51
I just had what I can only describe as an auditory hallucination. And it was freaking scary.

I was just about to nod off, my eyes were closed already, when I sensed a noise passing by my head. I knew I wasn't hearing it, but the sound had a very clear origin and direction. It even had a Doppler effect as it passed my head. It then floated back just to circle around my head a few times before fading away.

But the weirdest part of the whole thing was the sound I heard. It was a robotic feminine voice, similar to a futuristic announcer. Think Academy Awards voice over in robot.
Anyway, the voice at first made no legible sounds, instead it sounded like someone was scrubbing through the voice track, producing an illegible continuation of vowels. Think fast forward in Premiere. But after a while I started to understand the voice, she kept repeating

"Die Simulation ist abgebrochen.
Die Simulation ist abgebrochen.
Die Simulation ist abgebrochen.
Die Simulation ist abgebrochen.
Die Simulation ist abgebrochen.
Die Simulation ist abgebrochen.
..."

in a cold, emotionless voice.

It was fucking trippy  :psyduck:
I had a dream that ended on that note, where I heard a creepy voice saying "You are dead." over and over.  And then I realized I was the one whispering it :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 17 Jul 2013, 22:35
Just remember, you can't be sure this isn't all a massive holodeck malfunction unless you've said aloud "Computer End Program"
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 17 Jul 2013, 23:14
So I had a very weird dream today.

I dreamed I was on a date with a lady. She suggested we'd go to a place she knew, a place that apparently had incredible currywurst, so there we went.

The place was a student dorm, but it was hosting a food bank for the needy. I suddenly felt very overdressed. As uncomfortable as I felt, we stood in the line. But I had apparently started a ruckus, because I didn't have the food stamp necessary to eat here. I was almost about to leave when an old woman came and said, "here, you can have mine". I felt very thankful and was rambling about how it wasn't necessary, but she responded "it's ok, I'm going to die soon anyway", which left me without words.

As I stood in the line, I started to look around and examine the others at the food bank. Most were old and had red bloated noses, evidence of alcoholism. Seeing that, I suddenly craved beer, so I went to the stand that was giving out drinks and said "could I have some Augustiner please?". The woman behind the stand just looked at me in a shocked kind of way and said "I'M. NOT SURE THAT'S ON THE MENU SIR." I immediately felt uncomfortable again.

I felt a tap on my shoulder and turned around. It was my date, saying "here." and giving me a menu with all the available drinks. I remember being disappointed because of their abysmal choice of brews. Seeing as my date already had her currywurst and was going outside to eat, I hurried to the stand clearly labeled as the "meat" stand and asked "can I have some meat too?" What I got was an incredibly dry looking and thin slab of meat, well done (which is not the way I like it). The meat also looked weirdly pink. I was immediately disappointed that I didn't get currywurst.

So I joined my date at her table and we started to eat. Or rather, she started and I watched her. Her wurst looked so tasty. It looked nothing like a currywurst is supposed to, but rather like a Käsekrainer, thick and succulent juices and cheese spurting out as she was cutting it. It felt so sexual, watching her eat, while my dry slab of meat looked (and probably tasted) so incredibly boring.

that's where the dream ended. I don't know what it means.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 18 Jul 2013, 04:53
It means you like girls, beer and wurst. Next!

Just remember, you can't be sure this isn't all a massive holodeck malfunction unless you've said aloud "Computer End Program"
"You do not have the administrator privileges required for this command."

Well, shit.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: toffee-skye on 18 Jul 2013, 05:21
i often have strange dreams. for example, in one dream i was casually chatting to my male friend about trans* rights and trying to explain that it's a big deal and needs to be less stigmaticised. he then said, "i'm so glad you feel that way, as i'm trans! i had all the changes made when i was five." word-for-word. my dream self went awkward and said "you make a very handsome guy!" which is honestly not my finest hour, in my dreams..  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Papersatan on 18 Jul 2013, 08:00
awkward sex dream about a school friend I thought I had gotten my loins to get over.  Made more awkward because in the dream another school friend (who I have no interest in) was watching. 

Dream version of friend 1 is pretty good in the sack ;)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 22 Jul 2013, 08:43


Okay last night was a weird ass dream even by my standards. I was sitting in the living room watching TV and ended up with a large duckling on my lap. I'm guessing it was actually a cygnet (baby swan, or whatever you call a baby goose, but it was colored like a duckling) it stayed with me for a little bit, and I talked to it, gave it pets and let it sit on my lap. I then took it outside to let it leave, and it flew off, by the time it had made it part way it had become a full size mute swan, which I suppose answers the question about whether it was a cygnet or not.

The amusing interpretations from the dream dictionary website.

To see a white swan in your dream symbolizes grace, purity, beauty, dignity, wealth and prestige. Something or someone that may initially be unappealing can turn out to be quite attractive. It is important not to prejudge a situation or person based on the surface.

Petting
To dream that you are petting an animal indicates that you are acknowledging or embracing some physical attribute or primitive desire within yourself.


To see birds in your dream symbolizes your goals, aspirations and hopes. To dream of chirping and/or flying birds represents joy, harmony, ecstasy, balance, and love. It denotes a sunny outlook in life. You are experiencing spiritual freedom and psychological liberation. It is almost as if a weight has been lifted off your shoulders.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 22 Jul 2013, 09:36
I dreamed I was having sex, but my partner was criticizing my technique the entire time. I gave it all I got and all, but apparently it was just awful. In the end I said "I can give you oral sex if you want" and she replied "this is why I broke up with you". That's when I noticed I've been screwing my ex the entire time.

I am not supposed to have dreams about exes anymore
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 23 Jul 2013, 01:38
Yeah well. I've noticed that particular bug in reality where memories of exes don't give a shit about whether you want them or not. I really hope it's fixed in next version.


A guy I know was in my room sitting on my bed and sorting through various paperwork, which was not at all weird somehow. Maybe because I kept switching between being him and myself observing him standing in the room.

He had that particular 50-€-ct coin which had a strange pattern on the heads side. For the non-EU-guys, all coins have different heads sides depending on issuing country, but his was unlike I had ever seen, and the coin was really important to him. And then he lost it somehow between all the stuff that was on the bed and was frantically searching for it. Someone else (might have been observer-me) thought he had found it, but it was actually a mundane French 50 ct coin, which I knew in the dream.

Somehow, as I was drifting closer to being awake, I thought there might be military secrets associated with that coin, such as it being hollow on the inside or something. (This is probably due to having recently read the story about how the British smuggled hollowed-out Monopoly boards to British POWs in WWII).

Then I woke up, and I still desperately wanted to find the coin for a few minutes, or at least remember what the pattern had been.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Patrick on 23 Jul 2013, 03:04
I was married to a friend of mine. Both in the dream and after waking, I was totally fine with the idea. Probably not going to do anything about it, because if there's one thing I'm good at, it's regret.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 23 Jul 2013, 06:47
My new car got stolen while I was getting stuff out of the passenger's side. Or at least, it drove away without me, and I reported it stolen.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 23 Jul 2013, 08:03
It took several moments for me to realize this is the dream thread, and I spent those minutes thinking "poor bainidhe_dub! how awful it must be to lose a new car!"
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: cesium133 on 23 Jul 2013, 08:30
I woke myself up this morning by dreaming that my alarm clock was beeping.  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 25 Jul 2013, 06:14
I can't remember the last time I dreamed about having sex, and I've no conscious leaning toward gay sex. But a couple of nights ago I dreamed I had some friend's penis in my mouth, that we were in some 69 position. I recall feeling awkward about it and that there was something sort of dry about the sensation. Not horrifying, slightly unpleasant, totally unexpected. I think I knew the guy, but not by the time I remembered the dream.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 25 Jul 2013, 07:12
Does anyone else have complex dream geographies?  I have a consistent dream map of 3 different cities (at least), two I've lived in and one I've visited.  One I haven't been in since I was 4 years old.  But I've had dozens of dreams in the dream versions of those towns, and the layouts never vary.  I mean, they're different from reality, but they're consistent dream to dream.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 25 Jul 2013, 09:26
I have a recurring flying dream. I can recall many years ago the flying, swooping, aerobatic kind of flying dreams. But these are more like skimming the ground: I take a step, and I wait for the next foot to land -- and it doesn't. Or maybe it doesn't until I make an effort to extend it. In the last dream, it seemed that leaning forward ensured lift, and I recall being impressed with the aerodynamics.
In daydreams, I cruise around the countryside here on my Portable Antigravity Device, admiring the forest, the animals, the fields. I call the platform my PAD, and forgodssake I wish someone would invent it.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 26 Jul 2013, 06:17
We should really get Redball on some new medication. (http://wondermark.com/511/)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Patrick on 26 Jul 2013, 07:36
it's 7 in the goddamn morning and I was just woken up by my awful dream. I was at this bar in town called Blue Bar, which is known to locals as a place you only go if you're an idiot and want to be killed. In the dream, the place and the surrounding area look NOTHING like the real place.

Anyway, I'd stopped into this bar, and it looks like a real shithole. 4 pool tables, all of em with messed up felt. mighta been 3 cues in the whole place that weren't warped or broken, and there were a lot of cues. everybody was half toothless white trash in leather and denim, and looked like they'd never seen water, let alone a shower.

anyway, I bought a beer for a guy who looked like he needed it, and then left the place. lady at the door asked what was wrong, and I said "Just doesn't seem like my kinda place. Nothin personal, everybody treated me fine. Thanks for having me." Walk out the door and there's a buncha thug-ass looking white kids and mexican kids literally throwing salt at each other, and one of em decides to throw salt at me, so I'm like "Hey don't throw salt at me, I don't like it" and the guy who threw it at me got really mad and started hitting me on the head, and then they all circled me and started poking and prodding at me from around the circle and I kept turning around and trying to find a way to get out. and I could see my friends in the car watching and waiting but I couldn't get to them, and this one guy started beating me up.

yeah I ain't going back to bed
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 26 Jul 2013, 08:58
We should really get Redball on some new medication. (http://wondermark.com/511/)
Spot on! In that setting, it would have been opium.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 30 Jul 2013, 03:30
Continuing exploration of dream house, focusing exclusively on back of main floor and basement.

(NB: a couple of things hint that this might not have been the dream house per se.  The location was not dream subdivision, but was instead the village of K.  Also, the wood panneled party room from the basement of another dream was absent, so either THAT wasn't the dream house, or this dream wasn't.)

The house was every bit as eclectic as usual.  There were odd rooms and hallways, all disjointed.  One of the two most memorable features of the back of the main floor, the back stairs to the top floor, were not seen.  I also think the covered piano room was absent, but I think that's at the base of the stairs.

The premise was looking for a room for a house guest.  As we wandered, we encountered pets.  There were some cats (at least 3) at the back.  I asked if they were being fed, and I realized I'd been living in the house for just a few days.  Some kids had been feeding them.  There was also a VERY inaccessible back patio/room, which contained a dog and a caiman.  These two were likely influenced by Agatha Christie's Hastings character (I watched an episode of Poirot last night), so maybe they're not permenant fixtures.  The back left (facing the back) of the house is the single least seen part of the dream house, so that patio and the small pool that was outside are new, but not surprising.

I think the dream started on the main floor, with a guest room.  There seemed to be stairs to the basement in the middle of the house.  From there, towards the left side (facing the back) was a short hallway with like 3 rooms.  Then there was a hallway towards the back, which hooked left to the caiman room.  I recall there being two bathrooms practically side-by-side, though one unexpectedly had some kind of a whirlpool/jacuzzi/hottub in it.  I have vague recollections of a room with an ensuite in it, but I can't remember exactly where it was.  After the caiman room, we headed towards the back right (facing the back), and there was a room with a dentist chair of some sort in it.  The room was L shaped, and at the back was something that made more sense, but I can't remember what.

I also have the vague impression we knew both the neighbours, which is something that doesn't always happen in dream house dreams.

So, from what I can tell, there were at least 5 bedrooms in the basement, and we only wandered half the floor.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Papersatan on 05 Aug 2013, 09:32
Last night I had a dream I was touring a building with a group of friends from school.  I think it was one guy's former apartment maybe? but it was ridiculously big and decorated like it was from the 70's. After the tour we were all hanging out, and I ran into this girl (who I slept with in real life) on a couch going through my school bag.  She was looking through all my papers and scolded me for not having done all my readings or something, and I confronted her for going through my bag.  I was pissed, like shouting at her that this was a violation of my privacy, and what is wrong with her.  She starts crying and telling me she is in love with me, and was looking for proof I love her too.  I told her she was infatuated, she didn't know me enough to love me.  I am rage crying at this point, and I grab all my stuff and leave the building. 

Where ever I am I hear a scanner call about a fire at the building, and so I run back.  I get there and there is a courtyard surrounded by balconies which have fire escapes, but they are screened in and the doors to the stairs are all locked.  There are people on a lot of them including a guy from school who sees me and starts screaming for me to help.  Begging me to come get him.  But the fire department is there, and they won't let me help, but they are not helping either, just plotting about tactics when all the need to do is cut the screens with a box cutter to let the people out. 

I woke up here, but with the vivid memory of his screaming face and the anxiety of being unable to help him. 

I am made more upset because this is the same guy from the last dream posted here.  He has been in half of my dreams lately (though he is usually just a background character) and I really wish my subconscious were not so focused on him.


Ev4n:  I don't have set dream maps per se, but the physical spaces are usually an important part of the dream.  The theme of exploring a house or other building is frequent for me and I can usually draw a map of where I was when I wake.  The room layouts and how they connect and the *feeling* of each room seems to be the purpose of the dream sometimes.  I occasionally have dreams which take place in a city or town, and am aware that I have had a dream in a different part of the same town previously, like I will past a store and know that's the store where X happened, with X being the content of another dream.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 06 Aug 2013, 13:53
Yes, that sounds SUPER familiar.

I really, really love the house exploring dreams.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mustang6172 on 08 Aug 2013, 21:23
I had a dream the other night that I was Batman.  I didn't wear a mask, but I spoke in that Christian Bale throat cancer voice and people reacted with, "Oh, he's Batman!  Leave him be."
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Grognard on 09 Aug 2013, 09:40
Recent dream:
sitting at the kitchen table with my family.
but the woman sitting in my wife's spot, is not my wife.
so I ask her who she is.
"I'm your wife"
no, you are not.  I do not recall EVER seeing this woman before.  so who are you?
"I'm the mother of your children"
no, you are not.
This goes round and round.  We all just keep eating.
As we're talking and eating, the kitchen/dining room keeps changing from house to house that I've owned or lived in before.  My current house, house of 2001, house of 1997, my parents house, my childhood house, etc...
I start to think that I ought to be massively FULL from eating.
then I woke up.

Psychoanalize that shit.  It beats the heck out of me.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 09 Aug 2013, 11:44
If anyone follows Zinnia Jones they may have seen a couple Anon asks that look very familiar.

Had a dream I was in a waterpark with Zinnia Jones and we were arguing about which water slides to go on. I forgot most of the dream almost instantly but the image of us carrying a giant watertube thing has stuck in my head the last couple days.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 09 Aug 2013, 14:44
Don't follow Zinnia but she seems pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 09 Aug 2013, 14:58
Psychoanalize that shit.  It beats the heck out of me.
Okay, here you go:


Does that make it more clear?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Grognard on 10 Aug 2013, 07:40
thanks.

I'm sorta wondering why this one dream memory has stuck with me.
Dreams usually fade.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Papersatan on 10 Aug 2013, 07:58
As someone who frequently remembers their dreams, I'm gonna say it's probably because of when you woke up relative to the dream, and that when you woke up you replayed it in your head.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 10 Aug 2013, 08:08
Apparently you remember them better if you wake up during REM.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 12 Aug 2013, 03:12
I'm pretty sure I just had dreams about being unable to sleep all night. I remember looking at my phone at 3am... but my phone was not in the bedroom. Ugh why is this even a thing? I can't tell if I'm tired or just think I should be tired.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Grognard on 12 Aug 2013, 08:42
TERRIFYING DREAM early Sunday morning.
I have NO clue on what it was about; but I went from totally cold sleep to full on adrenaline rush of FIGHT TIME.
at 0200, I was checking the house with my maglite and taser.
Got dressed, and did a full patrol of my property and outbuildings.
I have no idea what triggered it.
I was just woke up at Maximum Red Alert.
After I did my checks, I tried going back to bed,  but I was wired and sleepless until about 0500.

Not.fun.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 12 Aug 2013, 17:30
my dream last night was odd - i wasn’t actually in it. it was as if i was watching everything from an out-of-body experience, which is quite unusual for my dreams. (i don’t know how common that is in the world, but... *shrugs*)

it started in a generic high school gym. a bunch of kids got into a “brawl” which was like a massive free-for-all fistfight, except fun, lighthearted, and no one was really going to get hurt. people flooded in from all throughout the school to come take part. the overwhelming feeling was again, fun, not fight, even though it WAS a massive fistfight. my out-of-body self zeroes in on one specific person, a completely average girl, slightly on the plump side. There was literally nothing remarkable about this girl (which at the time was remarkable in itself). But, my  out-of-body-observer dream self suddenly had access to her thoughts. she was working her way to the exit door, against large amounts of people flooding in. even though she wanted to take part in the brawl, she would only do so by slapping a butt, and she was looking for “the perfect butt”. by the time she’s exiting the room she sees a girl (who her brain says is a cheerleader) who i would describe as “hot, for a blonde”. She desperately wants to smack that butt, but she’s torn, because it would be “too much like a movie” what the hell that means.

she winds up not doing it, getting more and more sad about it as she walks over to the auditorium. as she travels there she slowly morphs into my ex. There’s a talent show being held in the auditorium, so she goes backstage to prepare. she strips naked, starts fingering herself, and explains to her (IRL) fiance that she’s going to be showing off bdsm with the stuff i bought her. she then realizes i didn’t buy her any bsdm stuff for the show, so she can’t go on, she she just sits there, curled up naked and horny, crying. her fiance then says he’ll go on in her place, and strips down to his underwear. now, he’s a big guy IRL but he was downright disgusting in the dream - rolls and rolls of fat, body hair growing out of weird places, and visible cartoony stench wafts. he walks onstage with the cardboard box of the stuff my ex DID bring (that she could have used to do her show anyways, my subconscious points out) under his left arm, a angry/depressed look in his eyes. he rummages in the box with his right hand, pulls out an arrow (a real arrow, like you’d see used for medieval archery) raises it over his head, and stabs it through his right manboob, , the arrowhead exiting through his nipple, and there’s a pretty decent amount of blood. the scene zooms in on his eyes, and they get really, really angry (i realize, at ME) and start glowing red.

i wake up.

what.
the.
fuck.

(i also want to point out i don't know this man but have never held any ill will towards him, i haven't really talked to my ex in quite some time - nothing meaningful in a long time, and i have absolutely zero feelings for her anymore)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 13 Aug 2013, 03:47
So it's apparently dream of your ex -day today? I dreamed about my ex too but I'm failing to remember it properly.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Sorflakne on 13 Aug 2013, 09:36
So I had a dream last night that my place had been burglarized, but as far as I could tell, only my TV had been stolen, though the thieves had made a mess of my place looking for anything else to steal.  I freaked out at first when I couldn't find my DD 214 (a complete record of one's military service history) since it had been out while I was reorganizing my folders a couple days ago, but I found it under the counter, fortunately.  However, the thing that really pissed me off was that they had taken the liberty of "playing" with my sword collection and notching and dinging up their edges beyond the point of repair.

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So it's apparently dream of your ex -day today? I dreamed about my ex too but I'm failing to remember it properly.
I've had several dreams about my ex over the last 17 months.  The most recent one was one where she kept appearing in my vicinity and either trying to interact with me or distract me.  Even when I realized what was happening and made efforts to avoid her or not walk in the same general direction she was going, as soon as I turned around, there she was again.

Yes, I realize that it's my subconscious saying that as much as I put her out of my mind, she still lurks just under the surface and I still have distant feelings for her, but still...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 13 Aug 2013, 17:43
I dreamed a dream of days gone by....

*smacks self* No! Bad GM! The forum is not a musical! Especially not one set in France during one of the various revolutions.

Any way I dreamed of peace and serenity last night. It was odd as usually that attaches itself to an individual, and I'm dreaming about them. Usually the most important female in my life at that point in time. No anchor this time... well no solid one... I dunno.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 14 Aug 2013, 04:03
Yes, I realize that it's my subconscious saying that as much as I put her out of my mind, she still lurks just under the surface and I still have distant feelings for her, but still...
Nice try, but no, that's not how it works.  :roll:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 14 Aug 2013, 10:44
No, it's far too sensible.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Grognard on 14 Aug 2013, 10:49
Sounds like you may have left the TV on, and the channels were flipping between Disney's "High School Musical" and Penthouse Magazine.

My wife leaves the TV on quite a bit, and that is when I usually have weird dreams.  But now, I find myself consciously realizing that the TV is on, and just iignoring the dream.

I've been told that most dreams are my subconscious sorting and defragging and reorganizing memories. 
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 14 Aug 2013, 18:12
That wouldn't explain my dream last night about emigrating to Greenland.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 18 Aug 2013, 05:06
I had an interesting dream.

I was living in an apartment with three others, two women and one guy. One of the women was such a fox, super fit, brunette, and amazing boobs. She was also significantly older than me, if I remember properly. The other woman was more my age, and the other guys name I don't remember.

So I'm sitting with my roommates in the salon, the fox and I share the sofa. We're having a very good time and are laughing loudly. Then the other guy asks other girl something along the lines of "if I asked you now, would you have sex with me?" and girl is just "I don't know, depends on how you ask", giggly and obviously into him. Instead of being assertive, he just starts discussing the best ways of asking a girl out and I get bored of watching him making a fool out of himself.

So I turn to the fox and ask her "do you want to sleep with me?" and cockily raise an eyebrow. She smiles a deep smile, and we move closer. The others just end up watching us. She starts stroking my face while I put my hand through her hair, both fully aware that there was no kind of sexual attraction towards each other before and both surprised at how into each other we are now. We kiss and we laugh at how beautiful it is.

Then she pushes me on my back and moves on top of me (I cringe as the word "mount" comes to mind). We kiss some more, passionately, I bite her lip and move my hands under her shirt (oh my god her dream boobs were so awesome), all the while still immensely amused at how great it all goes and how unexpected it all is.

Then she proceeds to unbutton my pants, and something bad happens. See, dream-me apparently has the same physique that meatspace-me has. And meatspace-me has gained quite a lot of weight recently and has problems getting in his pants. So when fox unbuttons my pants, there's a "whobb", and my belly pops out. I'm also wearing a bright red sport boxer that is not proportionately filled, if you get my meaning. And fox is shocked, because she wasn't expecting it.

And she starts to move away. The shock of me being a wee bit on the chubby side apparently took away all of the passion we felt moments ago. She sits on top of me and just doesn't know what to do. I awkwardly button my pants again and stand up, leaving the room. I overhear a conversation between fox and other girl, who is now called Helen. Helen is a bit pissed at fox for treating me that way. She asks what the hell Fox was thinking and she responds "I don't know, I was in such a mood but I didn't expect him to be so chubby." She speaks hurriedly and quiet, as not to let me hear, but it's my dream and I overhear her anyways. I close the door to my room and go to sleep.

Next day I am on some sort of a university campus and going my own way. I see Helen and Fox talking and seeing me, but instead of approaching them I turn around and go somewhere else. Fox is visibly shaken and Helen looks uncomfortable. I eat outwards that night and swiftly make for my room when I return home.

The next day I'm back at the campus. I'm entering a staircase and am about to ascend when Helen comes from upstairs and says "there you are". She proceeds to say that Fox didn't mean it the way it sounded, but I say "no, it's fine, she's right.", I'm extremely uncomfortable being confronted with it so unexpectedly. Especially since Fox is now ascending the staircase as well. I just don't know what to do. Fox says "I'm so sorry for what happened that night", but I keep saying "you don't have to be. I need to get thinner again." Helen puts her hands on my shoulders, looks into my eyes and says "We love you no matter how you look." and I respond "but I'll try to look better in the future." Then Fox hugs me from behind and Helen proceeds to kiss me. We have a very intense make out session in the stairway.

It ends with us deciding to throw other dude out of our apartment so we can get a bigger bed.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 18 Aug 2013, 05:45
I had a REM-sleep dream about zombies. I was in a hospital, and people were killing zombies by injecting them with healing elixir. Then a psychopathic woman arrived and said she would burn us all to death and enjoy watching us suffer, so I took that pleasure away from her by taking a butcher knife and cutting my own throat, smiling. But I tricked her, and I didn't lose enough blood to die, so I escaped on a horse.

The next thing I know, I'm on a bike, and with me is a person I've only just met but we've already become friends. We do some mad tricks, to the chagrin of some punks who are obviously much cooler than we are and think we have no right to be doing such mad tricks. This is all unspoken. I have no idea where we're going but eventually I find that I'm on my way to my hometown.

Later, I meet the former prime minister, and he meets some outrageous dare that I don't recall. Taking care to address him as the former prime minister, I tell him that he's bullshitted himself into a corner. I don't recall the rest.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Grognard on 18 Aug 2013, 18:27
I'm going to say you have subconscious worries about ObamaCare.  :D

Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: pwhodges on 19 Aug 2013, 00:33
Not so likely in LTK's part of the world, I'd say.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: lepetitfromage on 19 Aug 2013, 05:55
.....I had a dream last night that I was waking up and it was Sunday. Then, my alarm woke me up and I realized it was actually Monday.



I hate that kind of shit.  :-(
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ankhtahr on 19 Aug 2013, 06:09
Well, I basically spent the whole saturday thinking that the day after would be Monday. Yesterday I knew it was Sunday. But today I woke up, thinking it'd be Monday, got up and thought "no wait, it's Sunday". I looked at QC and the fact that there wasn't a comic uploaded yet confirmed this thought. Then I looked on Shortpacked and noticed that there was a new Shortpacked comic. Then I noticed that the theoretical exam I was getting ready for was supposed to be on Monday, so today had to be Monday. I was confused.

And now I'm confused about English tenses.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Sorflakne on 19 Aug 2013, 11:27
Yes, I realize that it's my subconscious saying that as much as I put her out of my mind, she still lurks just under the surface and I still have distant feelings for her, but still...
Nice try, but no, that's not how it works.  :roll:
So how does it work?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Patrick on 19 Aug 2013, 13:00
I dreamed a dream of days gone by....

*smacks self* No! Bad GM! The forum is not a musical! Especially not one set in France during one of the various revolutions.

Never feel guilty for referring to Les Miz. I saw that in London about 8 years ago, it was incredible and I would have cried if the emotional overload hadn't made it impossible for me to even fully process it.

the other night I had a dream where my lady came down from WA to see me. we went to SF and sold crack.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 20 Aug 2013, 02:05
I was talking about a lady with a friend yesterday (more like today because it was past midnight). And no, I am not romantically interested in her.
I dreamt of her, except she was blonde, a different stature, and altogether different, and was teaching my class, whatever that was in my dream.

Now that I think about it, she looked like a mix of Luna Lovegood and Valdís.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 20 Aug 2013, 04:25
...damn. Luna Lovegood and Valdis? Hot + Hot = daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn.

In other news:

So I had a really awesome/impressive dream last night, it was really weird. It followed me even though I woke up a few times over the course of the night, and a lot of it was in Japanese... like better Japanese then I know how to conciously speak. I was directing some sort of movie and a lot of it was interactions with the actors and staff outside of work. I was dating the lead actress and we'd occasionally invite one or two of the other actresses we both found cute on set home for a tryst. Some world travel, lead actress (forgeting the name now, the deep details were there, everyone had a name but they're fading quick... wait! Lead actress was Itsuko.) wanted to get married, I wasn't sure about that... last scene was a fade out on me walking to meet her with an engagement ring in my pocket.


Fuck. Can I go live that instead?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 20 Aug 2013, 05:00
I dreamed that I bought the new Mac Pro and I woke up paranoid about being broke.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 26 Aug 2013, 04:10
Momo and I were teamed up working for a megacorporation in a not quite dystopian enough to be cyberpunk future slipping in and out of the net/matrix at will from our physical forms. There was a simultaneous matrix/meat space hook up. It was /hot/ as hell. Talk about mental stimulation.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 26 Aug 2013, 16:30
Yes, I realize that it's my subconscious saying that as much as I put her out of my mind, she still lurks just under the surface and I still have distant feelings for her, but still...
Nice try, but no, that's not how it works.  :roll:
So how does it work?
Well, the dreaming brain has high amygdala activation and diminished frontal cortex activation, making dream experiences highly emotional but incoherent and bizarre. Given that memories of exes are likely to be emotionally charged, they're also likely to show up in dreams, and because your higher cognitive functions are asleep, you are unable to appraise what your true feelings and motivations are regarding the people in your life based on the experiences you have in your dreams.

I hope I'm not being too millitant in trying to abolish dream interpretation pseudo-psychology.  :angel:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 26 Aug 2013, 16:39
I dreamed I was eating mold cheese (is it called that way? You know, cheese with moldy blue bits?) and making sure my dad saw me eating it. I was all "look, pa! I'm finally doing it!"
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 26 Aug 2013, 16:42
moldy cheese, unless it's certain types of cheese which are supposed to look that way
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 26 Aug 2013, 16:45
It's meant to be moldy
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 26 Aug 2013, 17:24
Blue cheese.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 26 Aug 2013, 17:30
Brie
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 26 Aug 2013, 17:34
Brie isn't moldy. Gorgonzola is, though. I hate all of the aforementioned cheeses.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Grognard on 26 Aug 2013, 17:34
recently dreamt that I spent several hours sitting at a campfire, smoking a massive cigar and drinking cheap moonshine with ACW soldiers.  Federals and Confederates.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: celticgeek on 26 Aug 2013, 17:36
Unpasteurized Stilton (obscure "Chef" reference).
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Sorflakne on 27 Aug 2013, 00:11
ACW...had to think on that until I saw you mention "Federals and Confederates".  Never heard the Civil War called that.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 27 Aug 2013, 05:03
More stair house layout.  Not really weird, so spoilered out for boredom relief.

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Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Papersatan on 27 Aug 2013, 22:33
I had a lot of trouble sleeping last night.  I fell asleep, and then woke up an hour later.  I had some heart palpitations, which is not rare for me, but occasionally leads to a mini anxiety attack where I am scared of falling asleep and dying, so I need to get up for a while until I calm down.  So I was on the sofa, and I fell asleep there with the lights on, and I woke up with sleep paralysis.

I have never had sleep paralysis, and it was terrifying.  I only had one eye opened, so I could only see half the room and I swore Stephen was standing just out of my view, so I tried to say something and I couldn't talk, and I tried to sit up and I couldn't move.  I started to feel panicked and I tried to scream, but nothing happened, I tried to roll off the sofa... nothing.  Luckily I knew what sleep paralysis was and my rational logic brain took over and reassured me this was sleep paralysis and I should just relax and it would pass, but the panic was unsettling enough that I had trouble falling asleep again.

When I did we had crazy thunder which woke me up again. 
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 27 Aug 2013, 23:05
You want to talk weird? I had a dream in which I was reading the forum and read a post from Akima containing a mistake in English usage.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 28 Aug 2013, 04:19
Dude you might want to see someone about that.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Grognard on 28 Aug 2013, 12:27
ACW...had to think on that until I saw you mention "Federals and Confederates".  Never heard the Civil War called that.

American Civil War.
the legal name is "The War Between the States" but if I use that or "The War of Northern Aggression", people get weirded out.

technically, the ACW was the 3rd ACW.
1st was what Americans call "The French and Indian War"
2nd is commonly known as "the American Revolution"
in both above conflicts, Americans fought Americans and family fought family = Civil War.

but I digress.

I slept very well last night, and didn't have any dreams that I can recall.  :-D
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 28 Aug 2013, 13:19
True story, I spent more time in school studying the French and Indian War than on the rest of history put together.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 28 Aug 2013, 15:29
I spent more time studying Germany in the first half of the 20th century than anything else. It is actually ridiculous how little non-military British history we are taught. This country is 1000 years old and all we can talk about is what a bunch of men did in a 40 year period?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: pwhodges on 28 Aug 2013, 15:53
When I studied history, the world wars were too recent a memory; I did mainly from 1066 to 1661, and virtually nothing outside that period.

And, nearer the topic, for all that I remember, it might as well have been a dream!  I've retained more from reading Winston Churchill's History of the English Speaking Peoples.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: FuryoftheStars on 29 Aug 2013, 11:42
Sooo... just to put this out there... seems there was already one other thread in this section that got derailed and then moved based on the schooling discussion...

A new thread was started for its discussion: http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,29227.0.html
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: pwhodges on 30 Aug 2013, 03:43
Ah, I forgot this lot - I'm moving the posts on home-schooling over to that thread, where they clearly belong.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Patrick on 31 Aug 2013, 18:30
I had a dream last night about being marooned on an island somewhere in the South Pacific (the dream was nonspecific as to where) where there were hella brutal cannibals. they forced me to watch them kill their victims by way of tying them to iron stakes at low tide, then when the tide came in (all in one fell swoop, of course) they would proceed to beat the air out of them. then once they were good and drowned, they were retrieved by divers who would then take them to be butchered and cooked for the population.

it was fucked up and I wanted to leave but I couldn't get away, they had plans for me... then I eventually woke up after what felt like an agonizing three days.

it was so vivid it hurt.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mustang6172 on 31 Aug 2013, 19:21
I had a dream the other night that I had accidentally pumped more gas than I had cash for.  It was quite surreal as I haven't been to a gas station that wasn't prepay since 2005.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: jwhouk on 31 Aug 2013, 19:46
I haven't paid cash for gas in decades.

I had this weird dream that I was visiting New York, and for some reason I was making it clear to whoever I was with that I wanted to go to the top of the Empire State Building. I don't know if I ever got up there, because I was woken up by my cat knocking things down off of my dresser.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Grognard on 31 Aug 2013, 20:02
last night I dreamt that I was sitting by my own bed, watching myself sleep.

strange, eh?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 01 Sep 2013, 01:31
I dreamed that I had a heated argument with my sister, shouting and throwing insults at each other and stuff. I think it was about me wanting to listen to the Portal soundtrack and her claiming that she didn't want to listen to mindfuck music that early in the morning (she has said that irl as well). I got really angry that she ignored my say in the matter, to which she replied:

"When was the last time anybody cared about what you think anyway?"



WAY TO BUM ME OUT, DREAM
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: SageJiraiya on 01 Sep 2013, 14:43
Copying and pasting from the "nightmarish terror" thread, prepare for feels:

I had a dream once that felt like it lasted a lifetime.

I dreamed I had woken up the next morning, and done nothing.

 It was like I woke up, sat up in bed, and decades passed me by.

The dream ended with me wrinkled and old, trembling to stay up, finally falling into the bed, all the life absent from my body.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 01 Sep 2013, 17:26
Had a dream that I somehow got herpes and it was horribly virulent and awful and it was really a nightmare actually. Still bothered by it for some reason.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 04 Sep 2013, 05:01
I had the same weird dream twice now.

It begins like this: I am in my room and someone knocks on the door. I go to answer it.

Immediately, I find myself in the corridor (I realized just now I don't actually step through the door). I instantly know that I have left something in the kitchen in the pan  on the stove which keeps burning and producing CO2. What's worse, all the doors, including even my own, are closed and have shrunk to a width of one or two centimeters, while keeping the same height. I think "that's supposed to be 50 centimeters" for whatever reason. I am trapped. There is not enough air. Noone will let me in and it's my own fault, because of my carelessness. All the background sounds are somehow different. More like I'm under water.

I get dizzy.
I think I die.

Maybe I can lucidify myself out the next time it happens.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Skewbrow on 04 Sep 2013, 10:14
I have had this weird dream at least thrice. I'm onboard an airplane that tries to take off. It gets off ground all right, but then the problems begin. It's an old plane and can't quite get enough altitude to go over some power lines or something, so the pilot has no choice but to dive under them. Which is a turn for worse. Or it turns into an old Bond movie trailer, which is fun I suppose. We need to swerve between highrises and whatnot. Usually we need to land on a street for a little while - to try and pick up more speed to take off again. Once I was headed for Kabul for some inexplicable reason. Last night I was absolutely positive that I was trying to leave London. There were no familiar landmarks or anything. I just new that it was London.

Any theories?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: HiFranc on 04 Sep 2013, 10:26
Here's one that I had a couple of years ago but I still remember it (it helps that I posted it in another forum at the time):

I dreamt that my part of the city was completely different and I lived in a high-rise.  The radio calmly announced (as part of the weather and traffic news) that people were advised to stay indoors because there was a storm approaching and because there were dinosaurs around.  My immediate feeling was one of irritation as my milk was almost finished and I had planned to go shopping.

I looked out of the window at the jungle below.  I caught glimpses of dinosaurs moving through the trees and heard bursts of gunfire.  I wasn't worried as the building was dinosaur proof (one of the design considerations when you have a genetic engineering research lab nearby).
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 04 Sep 2013, 13:43
I virtually never lucid dream.

Here's my most recent one - one of my friends wanted to borrow my red trainers, which are quite dirty. They said they would clean them before they gave them back. I refused to let them on the basis that I like the trainers dirty, which isn't even true in real life. I went on quite a long rant at them about this. They did not borrow the trainers. I then woke up.

DREAMS!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 08 Sep 2013, 16:39
I had a lucid dream two days ago. I was in a fancy hotel in a very tall building in Copenhagen and my dad woke me up in the middle of the night saying that we needed to go somewhere. I tried asking him to explain where, when or how, but he kept giving the same answer, which was totally irrelevant to the question. I think it was 'April'. I was starting to suspect he might be having a stroke, because he wasn't making any sense at all, and it got me really, really worried. But then a nearby door opened completely by itself, and instantly I knew that it was a dream and there was nothing to worry about.

Maybe that says something about my lack of superstition. I see one inexplicable thing happen and instead of thinking about poltergeists or something, my brain immediately rejects the entire circumstance as an unreality.

Anyway, like every time I phase into a lucid dream, all of my surroundings faded away and I was left with nothing but my own thoughts. I briefly contemplated to jump off the balcony to get out of the dream but I never made it that far.

Later I was telling my dad about this dream in yet another dream, this time completely unaware that it was a dream, which always happens when I have a particularly strange and memorable dream.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 13 Sep 2013, 03:54
Hey, it's me again. This time I dreamt that zombie pigmen killed me in Minecraft, and I was distraught. I might be playing too much of that game.

Later I was participating in a massive collaborative art project that consisted of tattooed people lying on top of each other, where their tattoos joined together to form a larger picture. Only the people who acted as the canvas weren't tattooed beforehand, so everyone lay down on their designated positions and then the artists started tattooing them on the spot. I figured it would be cool to be a part of that, so I took a spot, and a split second before the needle hit my skin, it hit me that oh yeah, tattoos are permanent, so this might not have been the best idea. I told that to the tattoo artist who was working on me, and since he had only made a rough outline, he stopped there. Later I saw how awesome all of the other people's tattoos looked, and I kind of regretted it.

That dream was definitely inspired by Kelly Turnbull's post about her tattoo (http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/black-and-white-lobo-month-continues), I realise now.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 16 Sep 2013, 08:40
My late wife somehow had invited the entire U.S. Supreme Court to our house, the place we lived in a Detroit suburb before retirement. I recall picking them up from somewhere and taking them to the house, wondering if the minivan would break down from the weight. I've no idea why they were there, but I had to go back to work. I told my editor that there might be a story in this, but he was reluctant to let me go. I finally went home for lunch and found the justices socializing in our now-larger-than-life bedroom, apparently in fine spirits.  I didn't have any paper to take notes on. One, it might have been Scalia, handed me a pad of yellow lined paper. It had all been written upon. The only faces I recognized were Scalia and Sotomayor. I pondered whether to call them by their first names.
Hell, if they were socializing in my bedroom, why wouldn't I?
On waking, the thought of the entire Court in my minivan brought back a scary memory: The entire pulchrltrude of the White Plains High School cheerleading squad, circa 1954, in my 1931 Model A touring car (4-door convertible), for a post-game ride to a local cider mill. The car had soft springs and no shocks, and on one turn, it swayed, as they say, precariously. I don't know how they happened to be in the car. They knew me, but I never dared to ask any of them for a date.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 16 Sep 2013, 09:02
Speaking of the legal system, I hired an interplanetary legal assistance team to solve a human legal matter for me, but then I wasn't sure if I was able to pay their fees afterwards. I knew I had to transfer the funds in a timely manner, otherwise horrible things would happen, as you might imagine when it comes to alien lawyers.

I'm trying hard to come up with a reason why my brain decided they were aliens, just because it's so weird. Obviously, an alien lawyer is always better than a human lawyer, but aside from that, it's hard to say. Maybe I had the song "Englishman in New York" stuck in my head when I fell asleep.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 16 Sep 2013, 09:22
Unicorn was in my room and looked like an amalgamation of her avatar here and on Facebook. There also was a weird man sitting in a spinning chair.
Eventually, I started wondering if this was a dream and looked at my hands to figure out if I am dreaming. It felt like there was water running down my body like it was oiled, or like I was rising from the water.
The man disappeared, because he existed in Unicorn's imagination (don't ask me why I could see him). Unicorn came into the room, even though she was there before. Somehow, I figured out that was still a dream and so she also disappeared and I thought I had woken up.
Just that very moment, a bee flew into the back of the shirt I was sleeping in. I jerked my head out of reflex (I am pretty sure I did this in real life as well). Then I was on Facebook, telling you guys a bee had flown into my shirt and how I was worried about it attacking me, and you guys started telling me about how I had already been attacked by a bee once and now was oversensitive to the poison and was surely going to die. And I knew you were gaslighting me, and was like "dudes, stop that".

And then I finally woke up for real and pinched myself in the thigh to be sure I was awake.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 16 Sep 2013, 09:47
And I knew you were gaslighting me, and was like "dudes, stop that".
Cool. I learned a new word today.

Ohh, I just saw a picture of a snake and I remembered that last night there was a big yellow snake crawling up my trousers. I managed to get it out by pulling it out the back and then I turned around and took a picture of it with my phone, but at that point it was a brown snake and it flared its collar like a cobra.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 19 Sep 2013, 04:16


I slept extremely fitfully and woke up several times. The dreams I remember were extremely odd. The first was a speech by Jesse Jackson on the radio or something, I was driving some where, he was talking about the denial of liberty making people shadows of themselves, and how we should honor our great shadows (implication the original civil rights movement, Dr. King, etc) and continue to stive for liberty, as he started into a pro-gun portion of the speech (dreams are weird places) I pulled into a drive way then rolled back out backwards under no power I heard a bump from hitting a parked car, tried to turn and then the car started to spin, I woke up with my personal sense of orientation completely gone and paralyzed. I saw a figure of some kind... remember how they showed the predator in those movies? Kinda like that, a stealth system of invisibility cloak. I tried to resisist and failed. Abruptly the pressure released.

The second dream I don't remember much of except that it was pleasant. However it ended up with me waking up paralyzed with the return of our mysterious cloaked individual, I struggled again I managed to fight back... it was like moving through honey, and grab the individual, attacking the head and neck, but mostly just going for a strong grab as that was the most motion I could do. Then I woke up again.

I don't remember the third dream, but paralysis didn't return

Any one know anything about sleep paralysis? Never had it happen before that I remember.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 20 Sep 2013, 15:22
I know that a few people here have reported having it, but never myself. From other people's experience, I know it to be terrifying but harmless.

Few nights ago I shot Anne Frank in the head. I'd attempt to explain why but that wouldn't make it any less weird.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 20 Sep 2013, 16:01
Last night I had a dream about Heath Slater teaching me to drive and I crashed into the wall of the place RAW was being held that night. Then we were in a pub taking shots of something, I think Baby Guinness. CM Punk came in and was all, "I'm CM Punk and this is very important information so don't forget that! Remember! I'm CM Punk! Important!" Then I woke up feeling really disappointed because I wanted to know where Punk was going with that...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Patrick on 20 Sep 2013, 23:19
Hey, it's me again. This time I dreamt that zombie pigmen killed me in Minecraft, and I was distraught. I might be playing too much of that game.

DUDE. let's play. I only have a cracked older version but if you wanna host a server that allows it, let's play sometime! I have hamachi on my box.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 21 Sep 2013, 01:34
I dreamed I had a penis. I spent quite some time explaining that this should not have been such a huge deal.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Valdís on 21 Sep 2013, 01:41
I dreamed I had a penis. I spent quite some time explaining that this should not have been such a huge deal.

:laugh:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 21 Sep 2013, 01:43
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huge deal
:-D

edit: goddammit that's what I get for typing slowly while eating.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Valdís on 21 Sep 2013, 01:47
Well, I found it funny on some other layers besides the pun, Loki, so you're still good! :wink:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 21 Sep 2013, 02:25
I wasn't even aware there was a pun in the first place.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 21 Sep 2013, 04:42
It's a penis size joke, though I personally wouldn't call it a pun. Innuendo, maybe. (in your endo)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Patrick on 22 Sep 2013, 00:44
I had a dream last night that my most recent ex girlfriend (the girl I dated briefly this spring) showed up and was pregnant (allegedly with my child, but in my dream I hadn't seen her for about 2 years, making that impossible) and had aged about 20 years due to a meth addiction.

I would never wish that on her, because despite our differences, she's well-intentioned. But I sincerely hope I never have a dream about her again. I know I talk in my sleep, and it might be awkward having to someday explain to my current girlfriend why I'm saying my ex's name in the middle of the night.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 22 Sep 2013, 09:58
DUDE. let's play. I only have a cracked older version but if you wanna host a server that allows it, let's play sometime! I have hamachi on my box.
You should buy the full version, believe me, it's totally worth it. There's an almost completely new game built on top of it now. All of us Minecraft players used to be on the QC server but I believe that's no longer running. Still, I'll gladly join you in a game if you decide to pick it up!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Patrick on 22 Sep 2013, 12:00
I heard there's horses now :3
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 22 Sep 2013, 12:14
Horses are the greatest.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 25 Sep 2013, 13:16
Last night I had a dream I hurt my leg and this result in the shin bone being removed, but the rest of the leg staying intact. I could still walk around but it hurt like hell. When I woke up I could feel a knot in my calf muscle and it's still there but only sore to the touch now.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mtmerrick on 25 Sep 2013, 22:20
Horses are the greatest.
we need a qc server again.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 26 Sep 2013, 02:53
get to it then!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ankhtahr on 26 Sep 2013, 04:00
I have a server it could run on, but not the time and motivation. I'm such a perfectionist that I always feel the need to set up a complete Bukkit server with permissions and World edit and an econoomy mod and lockable chests, but I don't have the time to learn all this again. I used to run such a server back when the server sftware of choice was still hMod, and a lot has changed since then. (I still consider Beta 1.7.3 to have been the best version)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 26 Sep 2013, 04:23
I had a really weird dream last night... ran into people from high school, including an old crush. Slept with her a few times, (in dream not IRL) some weird stuff that wasn't sexual happened but it's fuzzy already. It's weird... I hadn't thought of her in YEARS and probably wouldn't have been able to tell you her name with a gun to my head as of yesterday at bed time.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 26 Sep 2013, 04:55
We had a family reunion, and there was a tiny kitten inside our house, and then my cousin arrived with this hee-ooge dog and I had to make sure it didn't eat the kitten in a single bite. But apparently the dog had brushed up against some nettles on the way and when my arm rubbed over its fur I felt it burn. It didn't hurt all that bad - nettle burns are a nuisance more than anything else - but I was still going "Ow ow ow it burns ow ow ow" to everyone else.

I don't think I've felt pain in a dream before, that's kinda weird.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 26 Sep 2013, 12:22
Woke up this morning halfway through a sex dream about the wrestler Chyna circa 2001. Wish I'd got to finish it.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 26 Sep 2013, 12:33
Chyna is one of my favourite people ever and it is 90% based on what I remember from her RASSLIN' career in the late 90s, 8% on her appearance on old Whose Line Is It Anyway and the last 2% is miscellaneous.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 26 Sep 2013, 12:56
I still think she's hot. Also she is a pioneer in wrestling.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 26 Sep 2013, 13:03
She is very hot. She also recently did a porno. Those two facts are not related, but I'm just sayin.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 26 Sep 2013, 13:16
I was definitely not aware of her two pornos. Ahem.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 27 Sep 2013, 05:57
You know what the very worst dreams ever are?  Doorbell dreams....
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LeeC on 27 Sep 2013, 07:45
I had an internet friend who I was very close to and resembled a real one I had from about 6 years ago.  Same curly dark hair, face, voice. Lets call her B for now. She had been trying to dump her controlling boyfriend and run away but he and his little person friend wont let her.  I rent a car and went to visit her to help her escape.  I also stayed at a hotel across the street from her.  I was going to cross the street to get her when her boyfriend and friends show up.  I watched from my Balcony as they demanded her to stay in sight and make them food for a cook out.  I got on a water floaty thing in the lake next to the hotel and watched them and eventually they came over with B hanging out on a bridge watching me and smiling (she knew me and why I was there).  Her boyfriend was at the lake shore and suspected it was me but wasn't sure and one of his friends (a tall ginger guy) got in the water with me to talk to me and grabbed my floaty so I wouldn't float away.  I played it up like I was a tourist relaxing before a camping trip and befriend the friend.  He vouched for me to the boyfriend but the boyfriend still gave me the stink eye or suspicious death glare.

The boyfriend and the friends eventually left.  I backed my car into her drive way and opened the truck so she could put her suitcases and bags in there.  She was ecstatic I came to rescue her.  She was all smiles and excited.  She invited me in (was a gorgeous house by the way!) and lead me upstairs.  For some reason my mom (or a similarly looking older woman) was up there doing laundry in the room that connects to the bedroom.  The laundry room had curtains (not a door) to close.  B looked at me devilishly like she wanted to jump my bones.  She dumped a box of 16 condoms onto her bed and planned to use all of them with me.  I said "wont she (the woman) hear us?"  She giggles and said "then lets hide under the covers and wait till she leaves."  I remember getting into the bed and then waking up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 03 Oct 2013, 06:00
I dreamt I had eaten all of my cookies. Then I woke up and they were still there. Joy!

Usually my dreams are the other way around.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: cesium133 on 03 Oct 2013, 09:44
I had a dream last night in which I was coupling an optical fiber.

I think I need to get a life.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: lepetitfromage on 03 Oct 2013, 10:34
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I had a dream last night in which I was eating an optical fiber.


I need to not read the forums in a hurry.....this is what happens.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LeeC on 05 Oct 2013, 14:29
Had a dream last night I was a ninja turtle from the new ninja turtles. I was leo, my real brother was raph and we were fighting and being hunted by the big bad guy from street sharks.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: henri bemis on 05 Oct 2013, 21:12
My dad and I went to Burning Man, which took place on the side of a canal, and someone had planted spiders.  Then we got chased through Iowa by a 'ramp bear', which is a particularly aggressive species of bear that has horns, and will not stop chasing you until it brutally murders you. 

I woke up totally convinced that I'd seen an article about ramp bears on the BBC, that they were real, but my googling has turned up nothing.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ackblom12 on 05 Oct 2013, 23:38
Before I realized what thread this was, I was seriously concerned about how incredibly awkward it would be to go to Burning Man with a parent.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 06 Oct 2013, 03:24
That happens to me on a regular basis.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 06 Oct 2013, 03:53
What should a ramp bear be?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 06 Oct 2013, 09:11
Pretty unursal.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: henri bemis on 07 Oct 2013, 00:15
^ I see what you did there  :psyduck:

Before I realized what thread this was, I was seriously concerned about how incredibly awkward it would be to go to Burning Man with a parent.

In the twilight of my 20's, my biggest regret is that I didn't take my dad up on his offer to go to Projektfest with me when I was 16.  Because I thought I'd be too embarrassed, and he wouldn't let me go alone (fair, it was out of state) but HE WOULD HAVE BEEN SO MUCH MORE EMBARRASSED.  The stories I might be able to tell!

What should a ramp bear be?

AVOIDED.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ankhtahr on 10 Oct 2013, 01:58
The fuck. Three weird dreams in one night. First I dreamt I was coming home (to my old place) in the rain, and my neighbor was standing on the stairs with an enormous black dog, waiting for the rain to stop. I picked the free newspaper (which I used to deliver a year ago) from our letterbox. I went up the first flight of stairs and stumbled over two packages of the newspaper. I wanted to call the publishing company to tell them how shitty their employee is working.I was pondering which number to call (the employee one or the public one), when a technician from our ISP arrived, and put a lock over a hole in the wall. :psyduck:

Apparently I woke up and went back to sleep at this point, as then the next dream I remember is going to a tequila bar with friends (I have no idea who they were). I was talking to a red haired girl as we were leaving. Next I know is I'm trying to get to a ferry over a small canal in time. As the ferry docks every car leaves, except for one, where some dude with a french license plate is selling used car tyres from his trunk. He leaves as well, and a group of people appears, sweeping the floor of the ferry, with broomsticks which have straw hats at the end. Then somehow these people have built a shed (on the ferry), and a party is starting in there. I join, and suddenly am in a date with a very nice girl, with her mustachio'd father as chaperon. At first I was very confused by that, I remember looking at her to make sure she really is my age, but after a while I kinda ignored that he was there, and for a while he wasn't. Then some strange folk dance started which I don't remember, and at one point she suddenly kissed me, and smiled at me and laughed, as if a lot tension had been released. I looked at her father, who nodded approvingly, and I looked at her again. I started getting really giddy about this having been my first kiss and such.

Then I woke up again, and went back to sleep. This last dream was probably the weirdest. I don't remember how it started, but I was on a car trip somewhere to pick up something, under the lead of one guy, with about 5 other people. At some point it turned out that our leader didn't want any of us to return alive. For some unknown reason that guy took us to a department store, where I bought three hammers, which were basically maces. We went back to our truck, I had tucked the hammers behind my belt, and had pizza. I don't know what happened next, but I was strapped to a chair, together with somebody else, back to back. For some unknown reason we were wearing inline skates and carrying a bigass cannon. While strapped to the chair. We pushed ourselves up, and rolled down a hill. At that point the dream became some video game like scene, in which we were rolling down a steep slope. I wanted to go for speed, but we kept missing the last jump.

:psyduck: Damn that was a strange night.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Sorflakne on 11 Oct 2013, 01:31
So here's one I had a few nights ago.  Memory of it is somewhat incomplete.

I'm at home, and for whatever reason, my brother is trying to show me how to put together this coat rack he invented.  It was basically a steel plate with random steel projections, like rebar, angle irons, etc welded to it, with a wooden board that had holes cut to correspond with the welded projections that would be bolted to the front.  Recollection of the dream gets a little fuzzy at this point, but next I know, me, my sister and her best friend are outside of our house.  It's apparently fall, since none of the trees have their leaves and are all over the ground, and now my brother is dressed in just a pair of shorts and hopping around and hooting like a monkey, and appearing out of nowhere to hit us with a stick in the back of the knees before hopping off again.

There was also a massive water tower a short distance away from the house.  When I say 'massive', I really mean 'colossal'; judging by where the pylons were planted, it was a few miles away from us, but easily reached well over a mile into the sky.  It was rather futuristic looking, with antennas and other stuff attached to it that would look more at home on a radio tower rather than a water tower.  And it had the word "BALLATZ" printed on the side of the tank.  I've no idea what 'ballatz' is, but it's not a word I've heard of, so I've no idea what to make of it.  We decide to go check it out, but we take exactly five steps, and we're all of a sudden next to one of the pylons and staring straight up at it, the water tank almost obscured by the atmosphere because it's so high up.

And that's pretty much all I remember.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 14 Oct 2013, 01:29
I dreamed I was a robot. I didn't really look like one though, I was humanoid and nobody knew I was one. But I was faulty, since I was frequently forgetting everything that happened during the day and returned to my basic schedule.

I was out on the balcony and was looking around. Our neighbor from the apartment next door saw me and was interested, because she was suppressed by her parents and wasn't allowed to see boys. But she snuck over by jumping balconies and introduced herself.

We talked quite a long time, she snuggled up to me because I was such a big man and she fell for me. My robot self was sort of oblivious to her. But I appreciated the company. I then needed to go grocery shopping and told her we could go together.

Streets in the future are a weird deal, with eight lanes for both directions, and every car going whichever way it wants to, since it's all automated. I had to steer myself as I didn't have a big enough car, and it was really scary to say the least. My car was basically just a seat, she was in the luggage department. We were driving at break neck speeds between all the futuristic lorries and busses, and at some point, one of the blades from a bus (all vehicles were sliding on what looked like blades) pierced by side deeply. But we managed to return safely.

At home she managed to convince her parents that she needed to take care of me because of my wound, which wasn't true as I was a robot and I didn't even know I was cut, but she didn't know that, and neither did her parents, so I guess she wasn't lying. She was ecstatic  because it meant that she could sleep in my bed with me, and she promptly stripped naked and cuddled with me. She kept putting objects into my wound since I told her it didn't hurt, which it didn't but it still felt weird. Then she stripped me down and started playing with my accessories, but I remembered that I had to take my medication so I didn't forget everything again, and I excused myself and went to the other room.

On the way there I forgot and went into routine mode again. I took my pills, walked into a different room and fell asleep. She thought I felt uncomfortable and didn't want her so she took her clothes and went home. On her way back my opposite door neighbor saw her and got jealous of me since he thought we had did it.

The next day I was confused and anxious, which I always am after forgetting. I was afraid of what I had done the day before, and slowly opened my apartment door. My male neighbor burst in. I was so caught off guard that I just said hi.

His jealousy had turned ugly overnight and he was going to make me feel it. He asked "How was last night" and similar things about her and got angry when I didn't answer. I hadn't met her before and had no idea what he was talking about. Instead I got scared and wanted him out of my apartment. He started to take things and say degrading things about them ("what an ugly vase", "I have a better laptop than that"), threw stuff on the floor ("Ooops, SORRY"), and generally misbehaved. I think at this point I was no longer a robot in my dream but only a man who had a bully in his apartment. Dream Logic.

In vain, I started to hit him. I was very afraid. But he seemed unfazed and continued. He took a notebook full of drawings my sister had made for me and implied that he was going to use the sharpie in his hand to "enhance" some of the drawings. At this point he received a punch in the nose, after which I took him in a chokehold. In this moment, my girl neighbor and her mother entered the apartment to check up on me. Seeing us struggling, they proceeded to berate me on rules of conduct and that I was very rude. But to me they were strangers who were trespassing, so I called the police (who knew of my condition) and they sorted it out.

What felt like a week passed and I was walking home with my sister and a childhood friend, Nina. We were going to go to my place to pick something up and then proceed to a party my sister was having at her huge apartment. But when I arrived at home, my apartment was stripped clean, no furniture was to be seen, everything was gone. An eviction notice was hanging on the door stating that my stuff was in a storage compartment and I was to find a new place ASAP. I was shocked but after reading the notice I realized my landlord was my opposite door neighbor. I asked my sister if I could stay at her place and she said "sure".

We went to the party and enjoyed ourselves. There were so many people, and after a few moments I gave up trying to remember their names. I sat down on a sofa and looked around. I noticed a girl standing in the kitchen, back turned toward me, who had blonde hair that she dyed to look like a rainbow, was wearing a silly hat, a pink hoodie, tattered jeans and turquoise shoes with glitter on them. At this point I was having an lucid dream and tried to brace myself, because the person I was seeing was my ex-girlfriend.

I turned to my sister and just told her "and dream-you probably has an excellent reason why you invited her", and she just replied "yes I do". I turned back to my ex and saw her moving towards me. I didn't bother standing up and just said "hi". She stood behind the sofa and was leaning over my head. We chatted for a bit. At some point I asked: "so why did you leave me?"

She sighed and just smiled. She leaned forward, took my hand and replied "was that really me or did you just forget? You left me. You thought I wouldn't fit in with your friends, that I would clash with your family. You preached love to everyone while wallowing in self doubt. You lost yourself trying to prove yourself that we'd fit together. And you had the guts to blame me when I left you for someone better." She still smiled. "I miss you when you weren't trying to make 'us' work. I miss getting to know you in London. But I don't regret leaving you. And you should too."


I woke up
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: pwhodges on 14 Oct 2013, 05:03
I dreamt that one of my wisdom teeth was coming out of its socket at night so that when I closed my jaw in the morning I could feel that I was pushing it back into place.

Then I realised that (although the dream was exaggerated) this is exactly what is happening, and I need to go to the dentist about it.  The fact that I have complained to two dentists about this tooth and neither of them has noticed that it is loose concerns me, though.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 18 Oct 2013, 12:31
Was in Quebec City.  Met up with a woman, wandered inside a set of old houses that were joined on the inside.  Wound up in a small auditorium type room, and watched a play.

The weird part?  There was a lot of talking, and I understood almost none of it.  Which is weird, because I do speak French.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 19 Oct 2013, 21:33
So I had a really weird dream last night. I was sitting at a table in a casino (like a poker table) with my company's global GM (My boss's boss) John, and he was in the middle of a detailed lesson about sales and marketing, using a dice game. I remember it made a lot of sense at the time, but ended with something about a cruise that didn't make much sense at all. Then there was a scene change, and I was with a woman I've seen a few times in my dreams before, very unhappy about something, frustrated. I got the sense she was someone's spouse.

*shrug*
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: pwhodges on 21 Oct 2013, 03:33
Last night I went to bed feeling ill.  I had a dream in which I woke up refreshed and feeling better.  Then I woke up; I wasn't.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Grognard on 21 Oct 2013, 05:53
all last night I dreamt that my bedroom STANK. NASTY. like old gym socks left in a portajohn for a week STINK.
so I didn't sleep  to good.
but when the alrarm went off this morning, our room was fine.
?beats the heck outta me?
unless the wife 'dutch-ovened' me in our sleep.  :(
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: cesium133 on 21 Oct 2013, 05:59
Last night I had an odd dream that I had met up with an old friend from college and with ackblom (at least, the guy from his avatar, don't know if that's actually him). I have no idea why we were meeting, but as we were saying goodbye, they warned me to watch out because a hailstorm is coming. I then woke up to the sound of a hailstorm outside.

Stupid Oklahoma weather.  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 24 Oct 2013, 05:49
Disjointed, but:

got a phone call to meet up with cowerker in big park outside town
left, then realized did not now where in park we were meeting.  had 3 ideas of places
stopped in a parking lot partway there.
parking lot was on top of a house
parking lot featured an 80 degree slope (i.e. nearly vertical).  It was a huge pain getting into the car, but for some reason walking on the slope was fine.
saw a triathlon ongoing along the river
met a baby
mistook it for my friends dead mother
she (dead mother) noticed my mistake and we talked for a while
the house we were in had a second open living area behind the first (lol at me an houses in dreams)

Pretty sure I'm missing some pretty big parts of the dream

Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 24 Oct 2013, 06:29
Had a dream where everyone hated me. Like some people tolerated being around me but everyone else just refused to even notice me. I'm still kind of upset about it.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 25 Oct 2013, 07:35
Okay so this time I had a dream that I went to a convention of some sort. And both my boyfriend and Masterpiece were there. And we had communal sleeping spaces and I wanted to sleep in a cot between them but people kept getting in the way. And there was a separate room for people from Germany.

Then it switched to hanging out with a former friend who I used to sex. I miss her a ton. But we go to a large store of some sort - Walmart maybe - and she wants to buy $10,000 worth of stuff and we have to get that money out of an ATM. And then we pay and the cashier is just flabbergasted that she would buy so much. And then we put it in/on her car (a mattress was included) which is a super old muscle car with a cape of some sort.

And then it switches for the last time to my most recent ex. We were walking around a campus of some sort and he starts to explain that he knows we can't date because we just aren't compatible, which is true. But he wants me to live with him because he misses me and he thinks we should still be close just without the dating label. And that some people would call us flaky but that was okay because he just wanted to be around me.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: 94ssd on 25 Oct 2013, 11:20
The dream I remember most vividly is one I had when I was around six. I was in my babysitter's house, but everything was blue, and there was this weird electrical buzzing. There was no one in it. I walked around the strange blue house for a bit, and then suddenly I disappeared in a flash of electricity and that's when I woke up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Tulpa on 02 Nov 2013, 15:44
I had 2 weird dreams last night. One was I had this little fox thing that could fly using it's tail. I protected him from 300 pound pit bull that was built like a tank. He was pretty cool and I named him Ash. Second dream might have something to do with that.

I woke up, went back to sleep and was in a weird pokemon world. It started with us trying load a jet ski onto a pickup truck boat while going at high speeds. Driving jet skis next to each other at high speed with waves is pretty scary. We failed to load it and there was team rocket looking for us. So we had to ditch the jet skis and get inside the time traveling whale. Yes, there was a time traveling whale god. Then the dream followed team rocket using psychics to try to figure out where we went and they had a time machine. The whale was full of stuff. I remember 20 indiana jones hats and 2 shovels. I was going to collect up the hats and sell them for funds. We needed the shovels for something or other. That's about where the dream loses any continuity. At one point, we rode the whale to the earliest time it could go and watched a lot of other whales landing in the ocean and they looked like comets.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: 94ssd on 02 Nov 2013, 17:43
I had 2 weird dreams last night. One was I had this little fox thing that could fly using it's tail. I protected him from 300 pound pit bull that was built like a tank. He was pretty cool and I named him Ash. Second dream might have something to do with that.

I woke up, went back to sleep and was in a weird pokemon world. It started with us trying load a jet ski onto a pickup truck boat while going at high speeds. Driving jet skis next to each other at high speed with waves is pretty scary. We failed to load it and there was team rocket looking for us. So we had to ditch the jet skis and get inside the time traveling whale. Yes, there was a time traveling whale god. Then the dream followed team rocket using psychics to try to figure out where we went and they had a time machine. The whale was full of stuff. I remember 20 indiana jones hats and 2 shovels. I was going to collect up the hats and sell them for funds. We needed the shovels for something or other. That's about where the dream loses any continuity. At one point, we rode the whale to the earliest time it could go and watched a lot of other whales landing in the ocean and they looked like comets.

Oh! My! God! Get Nintendo on this right now.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Tulpa on 02 Nov 2013, 23:37
I already named it Pokemon Omega for some reason when I woke up and thought about it.  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 03 Nov 2013, 08:31
If the next-gen Pokemon games are named Alpha and Omega, you can say you called it!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: 94ssd on 03 Nov 2013, 12:21
If the next-gen Pokemon games are named Alpha and Omega, you can say you called it!

Now if those games have that general plot, than it will be evidence that Nintendo engages in dream-stealing.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Tulpa on 03 Nov 2013, 14:48
Or they engage in dream planting for viral marketing?  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 07 Nov 2013, 04:50
Ever had one of those body-morphing dreams? Occasionally I have a beard in my dreams, one that is otherwise unattainable for me. Last night I looked in the mirror and had massive fuck-off huge pecs. They were totally incongrous with the rest of my scrawny frame.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: cesium133 on 07 Nov 2013, 08:20
If the next-gen Pokemon games are named Alpha and Omega, you can say you called it!

Now if those games have that general plot, than it will be evidence that Nintendo engages in dream-stealing.
Dammit, that Hypno just used Dream Eater again...  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: 94ssd on 07 Nov 2013, 14:07
Ever had one of those body-morphing dreams? Occasionally I have a beard in my dreams, one that is otherwise unattainable for me. Last night I looked in the mirror and had massive fuck-off huge pecs. They were totally incongrous with the rest of my scrawny frame.

The closest I've had is the dream where I was looking in the mirror and my teeth were falling out one by one. I remember reading that dream has a meaning, but I can't remember what.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 07 Nov 2013, 14:47
Stress, I believe. If your teeth fall out in your dreams, you are stressed. If your teeth fall out in your life, you need to see a dentist.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: pwhodges on 07 Nov 2013, 15:12
If you dream your tooth is falling out, and then you wake up and find it is, what then?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Valdís on 07 Nov 2013, 15:42
I feel like I probably should be posting here more regularly since most of the dreams I remember are really fucked up nightmares, but y'know.. don't want to be a bummer. :laugh:

Ever had one of those body-morphing dreams?

..Yes. With very unpleasant dream-nightmare mixtures to them sometimes where I'm not sure which to count them as. But generally and in most dreams, yes.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 07 Nov 2013, 16:13
Play more videogames. :-D They're beneficial to your ability to distinguish fantasy from reality, and that might help in getting less discomfort from nightmares. Just a theory of mine.

Stress, I believe. If your teeth fall out in your dreams, you are stressed. If your teeth fall out in your life, you need to see a dentist.
I feel like this is one of those dream interpretation factoids that everybody just accepts (don't do that) but now that I think about it, there might be a correlation between daily life stress and nightmares relating to your body, which include the teeth-falling-out dream that so many people report having. But it's false to say that dreaming of teeth falling out equals stress.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: BrusselSprouts on 07 Nov 2013, 18:06
I heard that dreaming about teeth falling out means you're worried someone's lying to you. But that doesn't really make it seem any more plausible.

I dreamt about being the Crown Queen of Cauliflower last night. I was on my way to Disney Land and was kidnapped by the Vegetable King, who demanded me to be his bride. I agreed, but when it was time to "kiss the bride" I stabbed him through the ribcage with a knife I apparently owned. And thus, I became the ruling power in Vegetable Land.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: lepetitfromage on 08 Nov 2013, 07:20
I heard that Teeth Falling Out dreams can mean that you are overly concerned with how others view you. Kind of makes sense. *shrug*


I used to have those dreams ALL THE TIME. Then I came to find out that I was grinding my teeth in my sleep. I ground through 2 or 3 mouth guards! Now that I've been using a repositioning splint, the dreams have stopped! Hallelujah!





BrusselSprouts: That is amazing.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 08 Nov 2013, 07:52
Oh, I didn't say I believe it IS because you're stressed. I said that I believe it will have been that which 94ssd has read ;) I don't believe in kooky dream interpretations.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thomas Edison on 08 Nov 2013, 11:08
Last night I interrupted an occult ritual headed by Bruce Willis and beat him to death with a rocking chair he'd made himself.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 08 Nov 2013, 11:32
I thought this was the blog thread for a second there.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 11 Nov 2013, 05:29
In reality I was on a trip to Antwerp with some friends from university, and while we were sleeping in the hostel I dreamt that I accidentally caused a massive panic attack in one of my female friends, and she hated me for it, and I felt absolutely horrible. The worst thing was that it's totally within the realm of possibility. I was glad to wake up after that.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 11 Nov 2013, 06:45
So re: my episode of sleep paralysis I described above. It hasn't happened again, but I'm still terrified of it coming back. I used to not bother locking my bedroom door. I live alone and my front door is a heavy security door. I also live on the third floor so I'm not terribly worried about actual intruders... but I still lock my bedroom door at night.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: 94ssd on 11 Nov 2013, 12:26
If someone finds a way into the card-access only building and then past the heavy, deadbolted door into my apartment, let's face it, they're probably getting into my bedroom too.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 11 Nov 2013, 13:01
Yeah basically. In my case that's why Mr. 1911 sleeps with me. It's like a teddy bear, but for paranoid people.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: J on 11 Nov 2013, 18:50
the other night i dreamt that my land lady had hired a bunch of hitmen to kill me because i was using up too much bandwidth.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 11 Nov 2013, 19:29
See now that's a perfectly rational fear.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: J on 12 Nov 2013, 01:47
it actually culminated in a pretty epic knife fight in the park.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 12 Nov 2013, 04:23
I had a weird dream involving a terrible spider bite. I did not enjoy it.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 12 Nov 2013, 04:34
Maybe my brain remembered the teeth falling out dream, because my lower right canine and incisor fell out. I was also in China, and my dream informed me that it would be futile to try to find medical assistance because everyone in China only uses traditional Chinese medicine. My brain's words, not mine!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mustang6172 on 12 Nov 2013, 18:56
I had a dream last night that I visited Paris; it did not live up to the hype.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: BrusselSprouts on 12 Nov 2013, 20:55
not too far from reality then, I found Paris not all it's cracked up to be either. It feels very snooty, like it just KNOWS it's one of the best/most popular cities in Europe.

I had a stress dream last night that I was at university and I was failing all my classes because I couldn't find the classrooms becaus eno-one would tell me where they were. People are jerks sometimes.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: 94ssd on 13 Nov 2013, 19:12
not too far from reality then, I found Paris not all it's cracked up to be either. It feels very snooty, like it just KNOWS it's one of the best/most popular cities in Europe.

I had a stress dream last night that I was at university and I was failing all my classes because I couldn't find the classrooms becaus eno-one would tell me where they were. People are jerks sometimes.

Just yesterday a friend who study abroad in France was saying that if you go, go anywhere except Paris. People are nicer, the air is cleaner, the sights are more beautiful, etc..
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Metope on 14 Nov 2013, 01:02
I'll go to Paris next spring hopefully, so I can report back. I've heard different things from friends, mostly people who hate to travel hate it, and people who love travelling loves it. Also people who love art loves it obviously, so I'll probably be biased...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: BrusselSprouts on 14 Nov 2013, 09:59
I fit into the "loves travel" category but I think I'm a bit biased. Belgian people are very insistent that Brussels is better than Paris hahahaha

I think it's a city that you HAVE to see when you're traveling around Europe because it's PARIS OBVIOUSLY. And Paris does have a unique feel unlike any other city in Europe. But it is pretty commercialized and touristy, depending on where in the city you are, and the locals are pretty clearly sick of it. That being said, it is a BEAUTIFUL city, and the museums and tourist places are wonderful. The Eiffel Tower is just so grande and important feeling. It's an essential part of any Europe trip, but my opinion is that it shouldn't be the ONLY part, since most of Europe feels completely different. Even if you just hop on a train to another region in France (I recommend Normandy, especially for history geeks everywhere)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Metope on 14 Nov 2013, 10:05
Oh yeah, I'm one of very few fairly well-travelled Europeans who have never been to Paris. Or anywhere else in France, really. It's just been a blind-spot for me for so long, and it's really weird considering I have a degree in Art History, but right now my old flatmate and good friend is studying there so I figured I'll take the opportunity to go visit her while I can. I think if I was going to travel around Europe for the first time, I'd pick somewhere else or at least not make Paris the main destination, maybe just spend a weekend there or something.

That said, I don't mind 'rude' people in the way people describe Parisian rudeness. The put on, cheery attitude of people you find elsewhere is way worse to me.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 14 Nov 2013, 10:45
Normandy is the first place I want to go in France, then the American cemetaries for both wars, then the British* followed by Bellau Wood. Everything else in France is optional.

*I want to find Pvt William "Willie" McBride's gravestone and visit. Well one of them. They still aren't quite sure which Willie McBride is THE Willie McBride from "The Green Fields of France"
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: BrusselSprouts on 14 Nov 2013, 12:13
I'm not sure how interested you are in Canadian History, but there's an awesome WWII museum on Juno Beach in Normandy. Depending on if/when you go, I might be working there actually, since it's run by bilingual Canadian university students, specifically those who are majoring in History. It's a super cool place!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 14 Nov 2013, 12:33
I work for a historical miniatures company that specializes in WW2, I don't personally run Canadians, but I'm fairly up on their history.

*snicker* two words: Ram Kangaroo
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Grognard on 14 Nov 2013, 13:01
so I googled 'Ram Kangaroo': now THAT was an interesting concept.
(http://www.flamesofwar.com/Portals/0/all_images/british/Transport/BR203c.jpg)

but the other images that came up could give me nightmares.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 14 Nov 2013, 13:03
"This tank sucks, what do we do?"
"Pull the turret off and let the grunts have it"
"....works for me"
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 14 Nov 2013, 13:57
I lived in Paris and loved it, but I agree that the people aren't friendly, the city is grey and dirty, and it's not a welcoming place. Perhaps I loved it because it was the first time I'd lived in a city and had freedom and free time.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Grognard on 15 Nov 2013, 06:42
"This tank sucks, what do we do?"
"Pull the turret off and let the grunts have it"
"....works for me"

the story behind it is a tragic comedy.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 15 Nov 2013, 10:08
I'm not sure how interested you are in Canadian History, but there's an awesome WWII museum on Juno Beach in Normandy. Depending on if/when you go, I might be working there actually, since it's run by bilingual Canadian university students, specifically those who are majoring in History. It's a super cool place!

There and Vimy would be my go-to places.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Akima on 15 Nov 2013, 13:31
Last night I dreamed I was riding a bicycle through swampy paddy-fields. I came to a river, and loaded my bike onto a sampan for the crossing. For some reason, the sampan-girl was German. We crossed to an island where I sat down to play mahjong with Vladimir Putin (shirtless, of course) and two pandas.

:psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 15 Nov 2013, 15:22
....your subconscious seems to be a rather odd place to be Akima. Who was winning the mahjong game?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LeeC on 17 Nov 2013, 10:06
I love space dreams especially military ones!  Last night I was on a cruiser, or a large frigate (played sins of a solar empire: rebellion last night).  Somehow I knew we had 200-300 crew members.  I had two friends, a man and a woman and we would always hang out when we didn't have anything to do and didn't want to report for maintenance/janitor duty.  We had jobs that we liked (I knew I liked piloting and gunning, the girl liked science and medicine, and the guy like engineering and hated working the kitchen) but the ship was over staffed (on purpose in case we lost people in battle, or for training purposes) and when those jobs were taken we had to report to maintenance/janitor duty. 

At some point an attractive inspector lady (high ranking too from what I knew) was on board compiling a report on our efficiency.  She was all business but that didn't stop me from trying to flirt. Me and my two friends that I mentioned earlier were hanging out near the bridge just talking and the inspector walked up to us, clipboard in hand and asked us "So is this wear the hipsters hang out?"  She said it very coldly, the same way a supervisor would mean "break it up and get back to work."  I grinned and responded "I wouldn't call us space hipsters just yet."  Hoping to get a response.  She just started scribbling on her clipboard waiting for us to break it up.  My two friends filled out and went up a ramp to report to maintenance.  I didn't want to and instead headed over to the pilot station to see if I could take over (as I preferred to pilot or be a gunner if I could, over maintenance).  A friend from work (IRL) was piloting it and said he didn't need to be relieved.  Somehow I knew the gunnery stations were either filled or not available (not on red alert?).  I started to drag my feet towards engineering to report to maintenance. 

I got past about 3 bulk heads before I heard Steve (my friend from work) call to me asking for help.  I rushed down to him as he was having a hard time piloting and we were going to ram a cargo ship by mistake.  The inspector lady had ran over too (from the opposite side I cam from).  I was itching to get into the pilot seat (I didn't want us to crash and knew I was a better pilot than Steve) but the inspector was coaching him through it.  After we avoided the cargo ship she relieved him and told me to take over.  I celebrated a bit in my head.  I knew I was a good pilot, maybe even the best on the ship, or at least better than Steve.  Plus I didn't have to go to maintenance.  It was at this moment I realized I wasn't human.  Somehow I knew most of the population of whatever nation I was apart of was human but a minority were space elves and apparently the female friend and I were one of those space elves.  I had to put on special contact lenses to properly see the human consoles (as humans had terrible eye sight) and these lenses would change my eye color from blue to purple (as it did with all space elves).  I hated wearing them.  It was at that point that I wondered if the inspector lady didn't want me to take over because she preferred a human at the helm in a time of crisis (even a bumbling one) and also made me wonder about racism toward space elves in general.  I then woke up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 18 Nov 2013, 15:32
Pretty awesome that you could remember all that, Leec.

This morning masons were working on the neighbours' house with a blowtorch that was so loud it penetrated into my dreams. It manifested itself as a STALKER-esque gravitational anomaly generator located inside a fortified building. The rumble of the blowtorch coincided with distortion pulses coming from that building that would destabilise buildings and pull at my teeth. It was really frightening.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LeeC on 20 Nov 2013, 05:07
had a dream I was a detective and sent to the north pole to guard crazy George Lucas.  While there I tried to convince him to change star wars back to the way it was.  We were attacked by some people and a fire fight broke out.  We fought the attackers back to a jungle like Aztec ruin and told them they had to leave.  One guy in a red karate uniform had unknowingly picked up a spirit and we had to track him down (he fell off the side of the pyramid ruin during the fight and was unconscious).  after we got the spirit out of him we let him go.  Yoda and some dwarf lady (she looked like a female dwarf from WoW) were the last 2 jedi's and would rebuild the order there at the jungle Aztec ruin pyramid at the north pole. (Did I confuse you yet?) 

On my way back to the precinct I was abducted by some cultists (somehow I knew it was the same people I had just fought).  They started putting in some painful piercings all over me before I could escape.  A very pretty woman was able to help me get to a friends house.  This "friend" was an artist and usually hung out with bones and used his artistic charms and mysteriousness to get laid.  He was a bit upset that I interrupted him while he was trying to swoon a woman int he back of his place which had several dug up human remains.  He noticed my piercings and saw how the cultists botched some of them.  He went to get some equipment and him and the pretty lady (she was taller than me with either light brown or red hair, fit, and wearing a white t-shirt with yellow yoga shorts with black polka dots) returned.  I was attracted to her and worried the friend may try to pick her up when I was interested with her (she seemed drawn to me because of my hard core piercings, who knows how interested she would be with this mysterious guy...yay jealousy in a dream!). 

He sat me on tall stool, not in front of a mirror, but in front of a sliding glass door.  He wanted me to be able to see everything without fully seeing everything.  I took my bloody white shirt off and gripped it in my hands.  He proceeded to pullout 20 or so pointed metal studs out of my back.  He then gave me a hair cut that looked like Ron Swanson's but he slipped with the clippers and caused a small bald patch at the top of my head.  He tried to comb and style it and then I really did look like Ron Swanson.  He was then going for the 5 inch metal stake coming out of my left shoulder.  "They really botched this one up.  This is going to really hurt."  I wrung the shirt I was holding and stuck it in my mouth and bit down.  I could see the girl in the reflection of the glass door cheering me on and it looked like she was praying for me.  Other people had gathered here too and were watching and cheering.  He pulled out the huge chunk of metal slowly as I bit down.  It hurt but was no-where near as painful as he lead on.  Maybe I was just so bruised up I was numb to the pain?  He then proceeded to cut off the 1x4 metal blocks on either side of my neck and pull out the metal studs out of my neck that kept them there.  Everyone cheered and I looked at myself in the reflection as how bloody and mangles my neck and shoulder were.  Then I woke up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 22 Nov 2013, 03:26
A bunch of things happened last night but I can remember as far back as being at sea with another guy on a raft of non-fluid water that was somehow keeping us afloat. We were inserting weird cubes of metal in it that seemed to be alive. Eventually it turned to ice and started breaking up, and me, the guy and a girl who appeared were floating in the water, clinging to the part-ice, part-metal pieces. Eventually we made it ashore and discovered that there had been some sort of disaster and we met people who were going to a safe harbour. That turned out to be a really nice bar where all my friends were drinking. From the point where I got ashore I had been naked (which happens so often in dreams that it's completely ceased to be an embarassment) but apparently I had to wear clothes in order to get into the bar. Somehow that was done, and I was handed a (sealed) can of coca-cola that had something completely different inside, something flat, sweet and lightly alcoholic.

At that point the people who were gathered there started playing a game. We were divided into two teams, the hunters and the hunted. The hunters would chase the hunted with tranq guns and the hunted had to run away from them while a small subset of the hunted acted as the resistance against the hunters. I was one of the runners. I remember a handful of people guiding me and the rest in the right direction while going the other way to confront the hunters. When I was running I encountered a lone hunter who tried to shoot me with a dart, but I blocked it somehow, and then he ran away. I shouted "They're flanking us!" and presumably that caused the others to go in a different direction. The dream turned into Minecraft-o-vision and I came past a place that I knew the way through. I was still being followed by a hunter, so when I found someone's elaborate Minecraft mountain base, I found an extremely small hole at the base of the mountain that someone had left a sword in, and I hid there until the hunter was gone. Exit Minecraft-o-vision, and a bit further I discovered that I had actually discovered the hunters' main base! It was lightly guarded by hunters and androids. I managed to steal a laser gun (of the searing kind, not the zapping kind) that you strapped around your arm with elastic bands. No one was expecting me, so I ran through the base really quickly, dodging and shooting the guards, and disabling the androids, also reprogramming a few to be on my side. I made it to what must have been the command center. There was a cabinet that had valuable items in it, but I grabbed what I assumed was a hotel room key in the shape of a clear plastic rectangle, about the size of a small bar of chocolate. Why did I take that one? It must have been relevant to the plot.

When I got it I slipped into a panic room. A woman came and tried to stop me, but the door was already closing and there was no other way through. I was feeling pretty triumphant when I was inside, but then I suddenly realised that there was still a hostile android in there with me. I hastily readied my laser gun and opened fire on it, but I strapped it on in a hurry so it seared my finger as well. That's where the dream ended.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 25 Nov 2013, 04:32
I dreamed I was visiting cousins in England.  I've never been, and the dream was mostly filled with (amusing?) impressions of what I thought England would be like.  Notably:
- Tons more railways than Canada
- Houses and pubs are small.  Houses have very small rooms
- Driving on the wrong side of the road, which I forgot
- It being perfectly ordinary for strangers to join you at your table at pubs
- my cousins discussing school rankings, which were apparently a thing and dreadfully important
- some blond cousin who probably doesn't exist whom I thought was cute

I'm sure there was more, but I'm sure whatever I've forgotten was just as embarrassingly wrong as the stuff I remember.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: pwhodges on 25 Nov 2013, 04:59
Railways: check.  Houses: check.  Driving: check, but we call it the right side (as well as it being the left).  Strangers in pubs: check (?).  School rankings: check.  Cousin: can't possibly comment!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: J on 25 Nov 2013, 05:10
i very rarely remember my dreams for long after waking, but i probably don't have nightmares very often, because i had one last week & i definitely remember it.

i was in an episode of the x-files, trapped in an office building with a bunch of other people, one of whom was a shape shifting serial killer. every time the lights went out, someone else would die, until there were only two of us left. at this point, the other guy transformed into a big huge motherfucker and started chasing me through the building with a gun. all i could find to defend myself with was a shitty pair of scissors, and eventually he got me cornered & hiding in a closet.

then i woke up, heart racing in my chest like i'd just done a hundred yard dash. i can't ever remember waking up like that since childhood.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: J on 25 Nov 2013, 05:14
Last night I dreamed I was riding a bicycle through swampy paddy-fields. I came to a river, and loaded my bike onto a sampan for the crossing. For some reason, the sampan-girl was German. We crossed to an island where I sat down to play mahjong with Vladimir Putin (shirtless, of course) and two pandas.

:psyduck:
putin's enough of a james bond villain that i can totally imagine him being a master of mahjong, along with chess,  go, backgammon, and any other classical strategy game ever.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 25 Nov 2013, 05:50
Wow.  I figured most of it was wrong, but it's what I got for watching too much Sherlock, Marple and Poirot.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: BrusselSprouts on 25 Nov 2013, 11:59
Ugh I had one of those frustrating decision making dreams. So a new girl apparently moved into town and she was gorgeous, funny and just wonderful. We started going out and I fell head over heels for her when I found out that she never wanted to leave town. She had a job she loved and she fit into the community way better than I ever have. So when I graduated I had to decide whether I should go off and travel, as is my dream, and then go to a university on the other side of the country, or if I should stay where I am and attend the local university and stay with her. Daylight and hindsight show that I shouldn't give up my dreams for some girl, but at the time it was impossible to choose.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 07 Dec 2013, 15:57
I had a fucked up nightmare that I think a psychiatrist would adore.

I dreamt that James McAvoy (yes, the actor) and my ex wife's current boyfriend were out to kill me. And they were happy about it. They had these sinister, gleeful smiles the entire time. More than once as they attacked me I would somehow subdue them and rain down my fists on their faces and they would keep smiling while people around me laughed at my efforts. Trying to phone the police never worked. I could never get signal. I ended up at a house party with someone from work who I loathe, where I tried to use her landline to ring the police, which also didn't work.

At around this point, I somehow realised that I was probably dreaming and so had no need to be scared, but needed confirmation that I was dreaming and decided that if I saw my Polish housemate in my dream, that would confirm it was a dream because I've only known her a month??? Sure enough, I bumped into her at said party, and she had a satellite phone which also somehow could not reach the police. I discovered the phone didn't work while standing in a harbour as I saw my ex wife's boyfriend stalking towards me.

Then I woke up.

I don't lucid dream very often but, JESUS CHRIST :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 08 Dec 2013, 02:34
Dreams are weird. I dreamt last night that someone kept ringing my doorbell and when I eventually looked out of the window to see who it was, it was a ginger boy a bit younger than me and he was climbing up the drainpipe and in through my window. He claimed he was looking for his engagement ring, which my stepdad had found two years ago and rung him to tell him, but the boy didn't bother collecting it. Now he was coming to get it because he'd just had a message to say my stepdad had died. Dream-me had not been told about this and burst into floods of tears and tried to ring my mum but couldn't get through.

Yeah. Not a fun dream. I think my stepdad's real life TIA has got into my psyche and is worrying me.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 08 Dec 2013, 04:54
I had dreams like that when my Da had to have surgeries on his heart and back. I'm bad with big news, good or bad, and tend to just be numb to it till a clicking point but until that point it would come out in dreams. I remember one where it was five years or so after my Da's surgery and he just wasn't there. Everything was normal but he wasn't there and no one was talking about why and Dream-Me was wondering why no one was weirded out that Da wasn't around even though Dream-Me knew he hadn't come out of the surgery.

My Da came out fine from all his surgeries though. Yay!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 30 Dec 2013, 08:03
After playing Far Cry 2 for a few hours I had a dream that combined that game with Just Cause 2 and some other things. I, the player, encountered some giants out in the wilderness. Proper, Jack-and-the-beanstalk type giants that could use polearms for acupuncture. I killed one of them with a bunch of landmines, but a second one came after me, so I hopped into a jeep and drove away as fast as I could. Eventually I reached an inner city boulevard where I got out, but the giant had pursued me all the way there. I tried to get out of its reach by grappling onto the side of a really tall building but all I could reach was the underside of a billboard, which put me right at eye level with the giant. I swore viciously at him while it squashed me with one hand.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 30 Dec 2013, 09:11
I had a Star Trek dream where the person fighting the villain hand to hand was Emily.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 04 Jan 2014, 01:22
I dreamt I had bought tickets to a classical music/opera concert. When I was there to pick up the tickets, the queue was really long, and it had already started. So in fact I was considering to not pick them up, because they weren't really cheap. I would be the last in line, so I stood there for a while chatting with the cashier and a friend (no idea who that was, it was just a friend of mine) while I could hear various pieces being performed in the hall. Eventually, I could hear they started playing Der Hölle Rache (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Der_H%C3%B6lle_Rache_kocht_in_meinem_Herzen) (aka the aria of the Queen of the Night). Which made me decide to buy the tickets after all. It then seamlessly turned into Phantom of the Opera (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgz6PnHkmpY).

Then my alarm rang and I woke up :(
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: SeelieCaptive17 on 08 Jan 2014, 11:58
I had a dream a few years ago that I was being chased by bad people and I ran into a guy with complete heterochromiac eyes( one was brown and the other was blue.)  He smiled at me like we had known each other for years and protected me as we ran for a safe-house he knew about.  When we got there, he told me not to talk to anybody other than the ones he said was ok.  It was incredibly important that I do as he said.  I told him that it was okay.  We stayed in the safe-house for days.  Then he took me outside to tell me something.  The bad people were getting closer and he had to go fight them to keep me safe.  I understood that it was his duty to more than just me.  He would be helping to exterminate the bad people from the world, making it a better place.  I realized that I didn't even know his name and he gave me a kiss and said, "Silly goose. my name is C--"and then I woke up, completely forgetting his name. 

Explain that one to me.     
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: 94ssd on 08 Jan 2014, 22:39
I don't remember the subject of the dream, but I remember what shirt I was wearing in it. It was a blue cast shirt from a play I worked on. I decided to wear that shirt today, and apparently it was a bad dream because I had a bad day.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 09 Jan 2014, 03:54
I have just disproven that I cannot read in dreams.
In my dream, I read a mail in my smartphone mail client from myself. Which I did not remember sending.
A few minutes later, there was a mail from myself asking my mailinglists if anybody had received the prior mail. Didn't remember typing the later either. Read it to myself a few times.

In the dream before that, I was in some kind of castle with friends. It had been redone for entertainment purposes of geeks.

I remember we were at the breakfast buffet getting our boiled eggs and got a vial with colorless fluid along with it. Apparently, it was egg color and you had to find out what color you had or just put your egg in it and be surprised.
Some people before me had already mixed up several colors. I remember a red with a very slight blue hue (that one is probably because of you guys) and an orange which was surprisingly unfluid.
There was a yellow narrow winded staircase leading up and down in one place. When we arrived there, one guy from our group remembered he had forgotten his coat and feared his ex would chide him for that. (This mirrors their real life relationship). One other guy said he shouldn't let her control him so much, but he went anyway.

We then took an equivalent of a ski lift made from wood which cardied us across a big room in the castle. I got separated from the others somehow and ended up in a terribly faux Carribean area. Part of it was closed off with tape and there were a few very privileged people playing old arcade games in greyscale colors with controllers you couldn't even get anymore etc.

The thing with the mails was somehow woven into this. Then I woke up from my alarm.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 11 Jan 2014, 00:10
I dreamed I was at the Burning Man festival where I was dressed up as myself and everyone loved how realistic the costume was. I think I had a very good time, because everyone wanted to give me condoms.

Then I went to a place in the north pole with two of my friends. It was really cool, we had dirt bikes with us and cruised through the snow dunes a bit. We rode our bikes southward, all the way to Turkey, through vast plains and thick bush, never crossing signs of civilization. In Cappadocia, we found a tribal man and I spent a lot of time with him and his two pets, a kiwi and a dingo, who refused to eat anything other than salmon. The kiwi kept cuddling with me and I would cut his cish in pieces because he always tried to swallow them whole which made him choke. The tribal man said "at least you're not a frog", and as he did, millions of giant frogs appeared around us, croaking and squeaking. I left, but not without unintentionally stepping on some frogs which they didn't like. In the end we found some wild horses and we mounted those and rode them to the beach. I named mine Yaşa, which means live.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: 94ssd on 11 Jan 2014, 05:28
Once again I don't remember the subject of the dream. But it ended with someone ringing the doorbell and me once again putting on a very specific shirt (this one a Staff t-shirt from when I worked at Boy Scout camp) to go answer the door. When I opened the door is when I woke up.

I get out of bed and grab the first available clean shirt in order to stumble into the bathroom. Guess what shirt it is? I initially put it on backwards (because I couldn't give less of a fuck at this point in the morning) so I don't notice until I put it on the right way after my shower.

I may have said "what the fuck?" out loud.

Although now I've spilled toothpaste on it and have changed because I don't want to smell like spearmint all day. But still, very weird.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 11 Jan 2014, 14:45
Laughed at both.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Grognard on 12 Jan 2014, 05:47
Dreamt I was banging an anonymous female WHILE my wife sat nearby and coached.
I kept telling her I shouldn't be doing this, then she'd fuss at me to do it better.
I told her to come get in bed, and I'd bang her; but she didn't want to because then she couldn't fix my style.

?WTF?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: 94ssd on 12 Jan 2014, 06:16
My dream included an RTS game that was basically the plot of Homefront, but set further in the future. It had lasers.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 12 Jan 2014, 06:31
I dreamed a dream of days gone by.... :mrgreen:

It's in my head every time I open this thread *coughs* ahem.

I dreamed I had a King Tiger in my garage, and how having said heavy tank drastically improved my life.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Grognard on 12 Jan 2014, 17:02
I've daydreamed about taking a BMP-1 to work, just to deal with the traffic.
(squish goes the Prius)
Happily, they're available for about $35k.
Sadly, there isn't a bank around that will loan me $35K for commuter-flavored vehicular homicide.
:(

You can get a SDKFZ-251 for $36k ish.... http://www.mortarinvestments.eu/products/armoured-vehicles-4/ot-810-90#currency=USD
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 12 Jan 2014, 18:43
There's a BMP-1 on that same website you just linked for 17k

I want one of these though:

(http://www.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/96748/96748_Front_3-4_Web.jpg)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: jwhouk on 12 Jan 2014, 19:06
You should have done like Hawkeye did, mail one piece at a time home from the ME.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Grognard on 12 Jan 2014, 19:57
I'd like to have a M2 browning too.

olr did you mean the jeep.

got several restoration clubs around here.  I've seena bout 15 all niceand pretty.

yeah. $17k for a BMP-1.  I'd like one.  I don't know whay I said 35?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 12 Jan 2014, 20:09
You should have done like Hawkeye did, mail one piece at a time home from the ME.

Why? I can get all the guns I want. Including Ma Deuce (my one true love, against whom all women compare poorly). The jeep's vintage however.

Fun fact, a semi auto M2 replica is only around 3k! and no more paperwork then your usual semi-auto rifle. The real deal will probably run you around 18k + appropriate taxes, fees and licenses. The real problem is feeding Ma Deuce, M2 ammo goes for around $4.50 a round for ball/FMJ ammunition, and honestly, you know you want a good, healthy mix of AP, API and tracer.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 14 Jan 2014, 10:56
Hannelore was out with friends and one of them was jealous that Hannelore had been looking over to the next table at Arnold Schwarzenegger's butt. Hannelore took a brain scan to settle the argument and show that she really did value her friend's butt. The results couldn't be read because Hannelore's brain showed so much fascination with the brain scan that the operator couldn't get any data about the butts.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 14 Jan 2014, 11:39
I took an afternoon nap and dreamt of a rather large centipede scurrying around the house. It was not particularly pleasant.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: pwhodges on 14 Jan 2014, 13:06
You are Kafka (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Metamorphosis) and I claim my £5 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobby_Lud).
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Aimless on 14 Jan 2014, 21:15
I'm on call right now. Went to bed on time after a very good night but then I woke up after a bizarre dream about a meeting to coordinate the care of someone with parkinson disease, featuring robots, demons, goa'uld, Idris Elba, Graham Elliot, McGyver... like, wtf? I think this is a symptom of dedicating too much of my time to work and TV-shows. Now I can't sleep
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 14 Jan 2014, 21:38
....well a common thread there seems to be Richard Dean Anderson....
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Aimless on 14 Jan 2014, 21:48
Omg and he was in General Hospital too...!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 15 Jan 2014, 04:32
Clearly you have a sub-conscious obsession with Richard Dean Anderson... but honestly who doesn't?

(http://www.comicsblend.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/RichardDeanAndersonSTARGATE.jpg)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Grognard on 15 Jan 2014, 11:29
oh HI,
it's MacGyver.  :D


...and now you're hearing THE THEME MUSIC playing in your head... :D
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 15 Jan 2014, 11:31
Actually, is dolan the Stargate theme.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: 94ssd on 15 Jan 2014, 11:32
Made me think of how there's never sound in my dreams, at least that I can remember.

I love music and I'm an aspiring sound designer. My dreams should have cool-ass sound effects.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 15 Jan 2014, 13:45
I had the weirdest dream last night... but fuck if I can remember it now. Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie were involved though.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 15 Jan 2014, 14:16
Sure you weren't just watching Jeeves and Wooster?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 19 Jan 2014, 22:07
I dreamt two guys who were friends of a meatspace friend were taking over the forum and he was okay with it. (He seemed not to know I'm a mod here.) Taking over as in, being appointed mods and running scripts to retroactively change posts.
I was frantically trying to think of an outside communication channel (because I didn't trust the forum software anymore) to contact Paul to ask him if he appointed them and that if they stayed, I was leaving. The only thing I came up with is his Twitter which I am aware he never uses.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 30 Jan 2014, 03:41
Well that was fucking weird. Literally. Also curry was involved. The details are jumbled.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: BrusselSprouts on 01 Feb 2014, 09:57
You want to know what's actually the worst? Extremely explicit dreams about fictional characters that end up ruining the character forever. I had one the other day about Bolin, the goofy lady killer/dweeb from the Legend of Korra. Made worse since I take melatonin so it was extremely vivid and in focus
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 01 Feb 2014, 10:04
I keep having dreams of being back home and freaking out about not being able to take a plane back to Sweden in time for my appointments.

Also, last night I looked into the mirror and saw that my hair was cut short. I thought "What the hell, the last thing I remember is going to bed with long hair, how did this happen? Who did this? ...Whatever, free haircut!"
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 01 Feb 2014, 15:08
You want to know what's actually the worst? Extremely explicit dreams about fictional characters that end up ruining the character forever. I had one the other day about Bolin, the goofy lady killer/dweeb from the Legend of Korea. Made worse since I take melatonin so it was extremely vivid and in focus
*cough* Korra.
I should continue watching that series sometime, but the more I watch it, the more I dislike Korra :(
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 01 Feb 2014, 16:29
I had some fucking weird dreams last night. My brain was all the fuck over the place... I do know WoW was involved.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: BrusselSprouts on 02 Feb 2014, 02:11

*cough* Korra.
I should continue watching that series sometime, but the more I watch it, the more I dislike Korra :(

Autocorrect is not my friend.

And agreed, Korra is quite unlikeable, especially in the first Book and the second half of the second Book. But the ending of Book 2 shows a lot of promise for the show becoming more courageous, ie making major changes and adding onto the world built up by the first series. And maybe, just maybe Korra might actually grow up a bit...

Related to the thread I had another extremely vivid dream, it was about being a pirate and fighting my way to the top and becoming the first Lady Pirate to rule the seas. Fantastic and adventurous
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: 94ssd on 09 Feb 2014, 13:29
Yesterday I had to wake up at 4 in the morning to catch a bus (which is fine because I went to sleep early). In my dream I slept in until 7:30 and missed that bus. I cursed, and then (still in my dream) I thought about how it was unusual for me to sleep through my alarm, especially when I went to bed plenty early enough. And then I woke up, it was 2:00

What was strange is that my room looked exactly as it does in real life. The view from my window was the same it usually is in the morning.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 09 Feb 2014, 16:22
Why is that strange?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: 94ssd on 09 Feb 2014, 18:53
I rarely remember my dreams, let alone have totally accurate ones where not a single thing is off. I also think I mentioned the usual lack of sound in my dreams.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Grognard on 10 Feb 2014, 19:12
I dreamt I argued with the client, got pissed off and decked him.
then I was going to prison, and was worried about loosing my job.
Dreams: oddly, inaccurately logical?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 11 Feb 2014, 06:18
Umm..

Fish, who kept having their water drained, and flying around the room.

Costume party, where I was not in a costume, but seemed to know a bunch of people that I in fact do not know (possible tie in to previous dream?)

My mother in law and 2 dogs living in the basement, and making a mess in the basement kitchen.  One of the dogs was wider than it was tall.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 18 Feb 2014, 03:15
Oh hey, vehicle damage and papers I completely forgot were due, two things I definitely did not think my life was missing. Who decided that would make for a good dream, hunh?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 18 Feb 2014, 04:13
My girlfriend had a dream where she was eating Liam Neeson's pussy.

No, really.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 18 Feb 2014, 12:44
I had one where I was advising General Grant about how to repel the Confederate navy's attempted landing of invasion troops on the southern border of the Union.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 18 Feb 2014, 12:59
My girlfriend had a dream where she was eating Liam Neeson's pussy.

No, really.
So? Did he like it?

...Did she like it?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 18 Feb 2014, 15:46
My girlfriend had a dream where she was eating Liam Neeson's pussy.

No, really.
So? Did he like it?

...Did she like it?

She didn't. She thought it was funny, and now can't watch anything with Liam Neeson in it.

I presume he did.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: 94ssd on 19 Feb 2014, 14:58
I'm having fever dreams, that is all.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Patrick on 22 Feb 2014, 05:01
Fucked-uppest dream I've ever had came to me the other night.

I was somewhere in India touring a Buddhist temple turned into a mansion home owned by some old-school Austrian Graf. He spent a lot of time convincing me he was a bad person, but it didn't really sink in until he showed me his fire pit filled with live lesbians.

I woke up feeling very ill.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ankhtahr on 22 Feb 2014, 06:23
I just woke up from some really weird Stargate themed dream. Jack O'Neill was consoling me after having to detonate a time travelling nuclear bomb, to keep an alien insectoid race from commiting genocide of my people in the past. I was one of three survivors. But detonating that bomb meant practically commiting genocide myself.

In other news: I watch too mch scifi and my subconsciousness is fucked up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 22 Feb 2014, 06:25
Hehehe. Ankh not to laugh at you, but all of that is being run through the filter mentally of "Actual military counseling" x Jack O'Neill. The results are extremely humorous.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 23 Feb 2014, 01:12
I dreamt there was a pretty naked girl with electrodes all over her body and you had to, ahem, excite her enough so that certain areas on her body would raise their temperature, which would then get measured by the electrodes. Apparently it was some kind of game or game show.

I don't remember anything beside that detail.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 23 Feb 2014, 02:02
I dreamed I was in a zombie apocalypse again
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 27 Feb 2014, 02:14
Baseball.  Possibly predatory pedophilia.  Social violence. Murderers.  Warped reality.  Sexual manipulation.  Liars.  Psychopaths.  Tim Roth as Cal Lightman saving the day.  A suicide.  Gore.

Man, I think I need a hug.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 27 Feb 2014, 06:36
I think you need a typewriter and a willing producer.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 27 Feb 2014, 11:22
But a hug you shall get!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 02 Mar 2014, 04:03
On multiple occasions last night (or the night before that) I've been listening to various people telling me bits of interesting information that I didn't know before, only to realise soon after that this information cannot be trusted since it came from my own brain in the first place.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: spoon_of_grimbo on 02 Mar 2014, 14:32
Had a strange one last night: my girlfriend and I were driving on some unfamiliar road.  I was aware that the world was ending fairly soon (in a matter of hours), but neither of us seemed too phased by this for some reason.  We drove into a small town/large village which looked a little run down, but had large grand-looking buildings, like it was a fairly well-to-do place at some point.  We parked opposite a pub which was next to a large gothic looking church, and decided that for reasons unclear we needed to find a shop.  I opened the door to a large wooden shed that was situated at a nearby crossroads and found about 5 guys playing gambling slot machines (with one old depressed-looking guy sat in one of those change-booths).  One guy immediately looks at me and says "you're not from around here, I can tell by your accent" (which was weird as I hadn't spoken at this point);  I confirmed this and told him we needed to find a shop - he then graciously showed us down the street to a shop we'd seemingly driven past, however it seemed to be an olde-timey shoppe that sold nothing but candy and tiny aztec-looking mask ornaments.  Despite this, we kept looking around at the various sweets and mystical bric-a-brac until I woke up...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 03 Mar 2014, 09:40
TBH, I'm not sure that I'd be too fazed by the end of the world either. Sure, it's a bit of a bummer, but if there's noting you can do about it then why worry? Enjoy what's left.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 04 Mar 2014, 18:46
Last night I dreamed that I had a baby. Robert kept telling me about how I'd nearly died and the doctors had to do so much to save me, but I didn't remember any of it. And then I kind of forgot about feeding the baby for like two days, and she kept falling out of cupboards and stuff when I opened them.
And then, I had to run to Pennsylvania for some reason, but I knew the way this time because I dreamed about doing that a couple of nights ago too, but the whole way in the dark and the rain along the side of the highway, I kept thinking about how I was gonna be really pisssed with Robert if he'd forgotten to take the baby with him when he left for the truck stop restaurant where he was supposed to meet me.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 05 Mar 2014, 01:20
I think I may have dreamed about nailing my former supervisor.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Patrick on 07 Mar 2014, 05:05
I think I may have dreamed about nailing my former supervisor.

I have had this dream many a time about my old supervisor. Good lord did I ever find that woman attractive. There was no mutual respect there whatsoever, and let me tell you, those mutual hatefuck dreams are still fap fodder over a year after the fact.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 07 Mar 2014, 06:21
I never really had a hot boss. I have gotten with some cute lieutenants and NCOs though. So close enough? Nothing quite like the look on a female officer's face the next morning when she realizes she has no idea what rank you are. *cue fleeing from the BOQ*

In other news I had a REALLY odd dream last night. I woke up wrapped in the coils of a giant snake (giant as in, the biggest Anaconda on earth looks like a garter snake big), like most sane individuals I panicked, only to have the rest of the snake slither up and turn out to be a naga... "Darling, what's wrong?" "....what the fuck?"

I woke up so confused I thought someone had snuck into my room and hit me in the head with a brick for a minute.

(click to show/hide)

The weird part is I have no idea where that's coming from mentally. Unless I'm subconciously expressing my desire to be tied up by a strong female. It's not like naga come up much except old school RPGs, and I haven't even been gaming much the last few weeks!

In short, MFW:
(http://teenmomtalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/jackie-chan-wtf-face-i16.jpg)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Zebediah on 07 Mar 2014, 07:01
How's this for weird: I dreamed I was stuck in an airport for hours sitting between Allison Krauss and Herman Cain. OK, unconscious, where the hell did that come from?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 08 Mar 2014, 01:02
I dreamt D and me were exploring catacombs beneath some city. They were made of bricks covered with whitewash and apparently stretched for miles. We got lost a few times which was terrifying.
At some point, we were lead out of the caverns by a tour guide and came past a ladder leading up which had a sign which said roughly "Attention staff: Don't worry about her using the ladder, she goes in and out as she pleases" and I somehow knew the sign was about D. Except the ladder was only like three meters high and there was solid ceiling above it, so it wasn't actually going anywhere. (The sign was black letters on yellow background. It is rare I consciously notice color in dreams.)

In a later dream, I was alone in a somewhat shabby part of the city I lived previously and there were folks discussing a video a female friend of mine had posted which had, quote, "lesbian overtones" and how it would trash her reputation. My thoughts were "well, I am not surprised" (not sure why exactly) and "pff, like she cares what it does with her reputation".

Then I was hanging out with some dudes who were playing Pokémon. Round came a patrol of two policewomen, who were clearly bored. They checked IDs of us and started grilling a dude from the group why he had "two IDs", the second one supposedly being his Pokémon fan card. He started explaining how this was not a fake ID, and I chimed in trying to explain what Pokémon are.

Then I woke up.

(I did some tidying up of my room yesterday and was shuffling around Pokémon games, so I at least know where that part of the dream comes from.)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: cesium133 on 24 Mar 2014, 05:51
I dreamed I was at a conference, and for some reason they scheduled some sort of thing for people to meet/hook up or something like that, at the conference center hotel's bar. I went to it and there was only one group of people there, an attractive group of women. So I walked up to a blond girl, said hello, and she said, "I'm way outta your league, buddy." At which point I asked who would be in my league, at which she replied that she didn't see any toothless women around. So I went to the other side of the bar and drowned my sorrows for a while. There was a documentary about undersea creatures on the TV. Afterwards, I met up with the people from my research group, and they pointed out to me that while I was there, the poster session that I was supposed to present at happened and I missed it.

I think my subconscious hates me.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Akima on 25 Mar 2014, 03:33
The weird part is I have no idea where that's coming from mentally. Unless I'm subconciously expressing my desire to be tied up by a strong female. It's not like naga come up much except old school RPGs, and I haven't even been gaming much the last few weeks!
You haven't watched The Sorcerer And The White Snake (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE9rHsP5J-4) recently?

I had a vivid sword-fighting dream last night. Maybe I'm the one who watches too much wuxia cinema.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 25 Mar 2014, 04:06
I haven't, but I need to now, that looks great! Always up for a Jet Li movie.

I will also lay challenge to the notion that there's such thing as too much wuxia cinema in one's life.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: cesium133 on 02 Apr 2014, 09:58
Last night I didn't sleep well, but when I did sleep I ended up having a dream where this attractive woman walked up to me... and explained how to solve a computational physics problem I've been stuck on. The crazy thing is her solution works.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 02 Apr 2014, 16:03
I am having the heartiest of laughs now.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Blue Kitty on 08 Apr 2014, 19:36
Last night I had a dream I was in a club, or some place with a lot of people, and I had to go to the bathroom. So I go to the bathroom, unzip and everything, and right as I'm about to go my alarm goes off. I haven't wet the bed since I was 7, but I'm glad my alarm went off when it did
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 09 Apr 2014, 02:25
I hate those dreams! I haven't wet the bed since I was a small child, but usually when I pass out, I come round through a dream that I've been to the bathroom and then wake up to find I've wet myself. Because fainting in public isn't bad enough, you must also be urine-soaked to experience the full joy.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 09 Apr 2014, 03:42
I wet the bed once at age 18 or so when I dreamed about urinating. That was a good one.


...BRB, going to the toilet...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Sorflakne on 14 Apr 2014, 21:28
We were told at basic training of one cadet who wet the bed nearly every night due to stress a couple years before we went through.  Considering the...condition...of some of the sheets we practiced with for bedmaking at the armoury before heading out to training, I'd believe it.

So I'm going up north for Easter to see family up there this weekend, and my mother had a dream last night where I went up north, but my ex came down to the Cities ('Cities' as in Twin Cities or Minneapolis/St Paul for the non-Minnesotans), and mom was trying to tell her that she had missed me because I had gone up north.  She didn't remember much else of the dream, such as its location or how they were conversing, but regardless, I thought it was odd that mom dreamed of the ex when here I haven't dreamed of her once.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mustang6172 on 28 Apr 2014, 20:13
I once had a dream that Conan O'Brien died and I was the only person who cared.

That was a dream right?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 29 Apr 2014, 01:16
Ugh I had a dream that made me think "Jesus Christ dude, play less video games".
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 29 Apr 2014, 01:55
I had a dream with my ex wife in it, naked. That's all I remember about it, and I wish I didn't.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 29 Apr 2014, 04:30
I had a dream in which I had a very detailed conversation with the Character Dexter from the T.V. show of the same name.


The conversation was... interesting... to say the least.

Also I've absorbed some down right disturbing shit from crime procedurals over the years.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 29 Apr 2014, 08:58
Ugh I had a dream that made me think "Jesus Christ dude, play less video games".

A few times when I've been playing a lot of Fallout 3 or New Vegas, when trying to sleep I've thought about hitting select to open the wait box.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Patrick on 30 Apr 2014, 10:19
I had a dream with my ex wife in it, naked. That's all I remember about it, and I wish I didn't.

Ah fuck man. I had a dream about Camille last night. Woke up crying. What the fuck why is this happening
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 30 Apr 2014, 12:44
I almost wish I knew the context. I think it'd be more comforting. It might've been a dream of just a random hatefuck hookup. I could deal with that emotionally. But I am DONE with her, and I'm not even angry at her any more (Christ knows I should be though) but I just don't want her in my brain AT ALL, thanks.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: 94ssd on 08 May 2014, 21:59
I had a dream that I was a student in some kind of fascist retro-future Britain when a nuclear attack happened.

Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Sorflakne on 08 May 2014, 22:12
Ugh I had a dream that made me think "Jesus Christ dude, play less video games".
Back when I played WoW way more than was healthy, I sometimes wondered what it would be like to dream of playing WoW and having my char suddenly stop, turn and face the screen, and tell me to go outside and take a break from the game.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Patrick on 09 May 2014, 02:19
I almost wish I knew the context. I think it'd be more comforting. It might've been a dream of just a random hatefuck hookup. I could deal with that emotionally. But I am DONE with her, and I'm not even angry at her any more (Christ knows I should be though) but I just don't want her in my brain AT ALL, thanks.

I'm in the same boat, except for the 'not even angry' bit. I don't think I'm ever going to completely forgive her, and to be honest, having recently run into/spoken with her brother, neither has her family (which I suppose could feel like it somehow vindicates me, but I don't take any joy from it regardless of how bad her leaving hurt; hell, I feel worse for the 15 year old black lab she raised from puppyhood and then abandoned). Frankly I really just want to forget I ever knew her. But... when it comes to whether or not she enters my thoughts during my dreams, my wishes are apparently a nonvoting member of the crew.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mustang6172 on 10 May 2014, 21:38
I had a dream last night that someone asked me for a bowl of vanilla ice cream with potato chip crumbs sprinkled on top.  I have not tried this in the waking world, but now I want to!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: 94ssd on 12 May 2014, 07:24
I had a dream last night that someone asked me for a bowl of vanilla ice cream with potato chip crumbs sprinkled on top.  I have not tried this in the waking world, but now I want to!

The crunch might be nice, but they'd have to be lightly salted chips or something.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 13 May 2014, 06:12
In my old hometown.  Down near the library, find a little shop that sells paintings and used books.  Two girls in there, one blond, one redhead.  I seem to know them both, but get absorbed in looking at used books.

Flip, I'm on a couch, talking to redhead.  She says "I know you like girls X and Y".  I'm pretty sure X is the blonde, but I can't decide if she's telling me she knows I'm interested in her too and she's not interested, or if she has no idea I like her.  Since I don't understand the subtext, I don't know how to proceed.

Anxiety dreams are awful.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 13 May 2014, 07:38
Every time I see this thread in any capacity, I sing the first few bars of "I Dreamed a Dream"

I think I've said this before.

 :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 13 May 2014, 07:40
I was panicking so much last night that I dreamed Big E Langston (RASSLER) (https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/10372102_10203739501670847_3146501768718507694_n.jpg) invited me out for drinks and consoled me about my college workload. He said once I got my marks he'd give me a puppy.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 13 May 2014, 11:39
Every time I see this thread in any capacity, I sing the first few bars of "I Dreamed a Dream"

I think I've said this before.

Or maybe you just dreamt it.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 13 May 2014, 12:09
 :wow:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Akima on 13 May 2014, 19:58
Last night I dreamed I was exploring the bottom of an ocean trench in a bathyscaphe. There was a "glowing crack" like the one from "Pacific Rim". Then I was teaching in a bush school with a wooden frame and corrugated-iron walls in Africa, I guess from the very black kids. For some reason, I was teaching them Chinese. I worry about my subconscious sometimes.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 13 May 2014, 23:22
Mine treated me to a dream about getting my torque wrench calibrated.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Schmee on 14 May 2014, 01:57
Did Kugai steal it?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Grognard on 14 May 2014, 09:47
I dreamt that a lesbian couple, former coworkers of my wife; took US to court to force us into a poly marriage.  They wanted to be married to us because a. their house was being foreclosed,  b. they wanted access to my medical benefits and c. despite being 15 years older than us, wanted our sperm/eggs for IVF treatments for them.
I remember sitting in court, feeling outraged and awaiting the final ruling.

Then I woke up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 15 May 2014, 00:16
Last night I think I dreamt about having Latin classes. Which is weird, because I'm actually taking Arabic classes.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 15 May 2014, 04:55
When I finally got to sleep last night I got to dream about flying an X-wing... nothing really weird there, I'm just really disappointed I woke up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 19 May 2014, 03:23
I had a really weird dream last night that I was breastfeeding a load of babies in the hospital.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: nekowafer on 19 May 2014, 06:40
So your dream job is to be a wet nurse?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 19 May 2014, 06:46
Haha I guess you could say that! I think I was doing it as a midwife though, I was definitely at work and part of some kind of rota. I think one of the babies had a clip in his mouth or something? I can only remember weird fragments.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 19 May 2014, 07:11
Goddamn
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 10 Jun 2014, 11:13
Real life: I had an appointment at 10, so I set my alarm for 9. I woke up to my alarm at 9, turned it off, and fell back asleep.

Dream: Suddenly I came to my home and saw the door was forced open. It had been burgled, it couldn't have been more than an hour ago. First I look around at the people who are milling about to see if any of them have my stuff, but none did and they were apparently victims as well. I approached some nearby policemen who were in conversation. They told me, in Dutch, "What do you want, American? You're not injured." I replied, "I'm not an American, and I've been robbed." Since they were obviously unhelpful, I went inside to see if any stuff was missing. I checked the only things I have worth stealing: Laptop, phone, TV. The TV was gone. I don't care, I thought to myself, I never watch TV anyway. My laptop was partly disassembled, the screen having been removed from the base. And the whole time I was so stressed that I thought, this has to be a dream. Could it? I sat down, closed my eyes and tried to wake up. I could tell I felt sleepy, which should have told me everything, but I couldn't actually wake up. I tried to recall what had happened previously, and everything from coming home to that point seemed like a cohesive and realistic series of events. I had no recollection of waking up less than half an hour before. So I kind of abandoned my theory.

When I went to turn on my laptop, the screen that had come off was actually still working! I showed this to someone else (a blank 'placeholder person' in my mind, literally nobody) in amazement, and found out that it was actually designed to come off the laptop and function separately. I could see an intricate mechanism of cylinders and pegs, and exactly how they anchored the screen in place normally but also how a specific series of manipulations would make it come off cleanly. A short time later I woke up, suddenly remembering I had an appointment, and noticed I'd overslept 45 minutes since my alarm went off. And still made the appointment!

The actual weird things about that dream: the home bore no resemblance to any place that I have lived in, I don't actually own a TV and the one in the dream belongs to my parents, my laptop screen obviously does not come off, and I think closing my eyes in-dream is actually not helpful at all to waking up. And uh, I'm not an American. And I didn't remember any of this when I woke up, it only gradually came back to me as I was on my way to the university.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LocoJoe on 10 Jun 2014, 15:06
A few years ago I was really stressed from being at work too much that I actually had a dream that I was working. Going through a normal day, nothing crazy was happening, except that whenever I talked to a customer, I was talking in my sleep. I was so loud in fact that my then roommate had to wake me up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Grognard on 10 Jun 2014, 20:44
during a quick power nap today I had a extremely detailed dream/ nightmare.
I was somewhere on a beautiful beach, with people around.
I was laid out on a chair, and then watched this massive wave curl in, but it was like 100+ meters over my head...
and it was coming and coming and coming, over arching me and reaching clear back to the hotels.
All the people were screaming and running.
But I laid there, just refusing to let this water ruin my day.
I woke up when the wave broke and it started to come down on me...

freaky.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Papersatan on 12 Jun 2014, 09:23
I just woke up from a long and weird and intense dream(s).

First there was one about surviving a tornado hiding in the bathroom of a home depot, and then looking for a plane crash after that turned out to be smugglers.  But that/those are just boring what ever dreams.

The last one was long and rambly and emotionally intense.  I just woke up from it anxious and emotional.  It's long, but I'll leave out the irrelevant details.

There was some guy a politician I think, and I can't remember most of the start now, but he and I had some forbidden relationship that he wanted to take further, but which I was scared to.  He sat at a desk next to me, even though I was in love with him I think, but I didn't want to be made a public spectacle of. He was smart an witty, but sometimes an asshole, you know they type. 

Anyways he tried to get me to follow him somewhere, and I refused and he got mad and said that was it, he was done.  And something about does it all really mean anything anyways.  Which was not a "do you even love me?" statement, but a like accusation about the nature of reality. Which I sighed at. Any ways he left and when he returned he was engaged to a young girl, 13 maybe? (this was acceptable in the context of my dream, it was like an old royal wedding, she was to be sent back to live with her family after the marriage). 

Any way at this point my dream adds the detail that he was meant to marry my sister in law who recently died of cancer.  I have to make the wedding cake for this.  I am standing in a cubical/house of someone else as the wedding proceeds being angry because I am convinced this is all about me.  And everyone is just "oh he's so eccentric" and I'm like "no, he is planning something, he is mad at me, and this is some elaborate plot to get at me."  Everyone thinks I am crazy.  He is being just terrible.  At one point he makes a toast to cancer for taking his former bride away and freeing him to marry this one, and I'm outraged, but unable to say anything.


Then he looks back at me, and says something again about does it actually mean anything? and he disappears. The crowd is in shock, but when he disappears he leaves a pile of newspapers with articles about him, and there is a bulletin board of my mementos, that has been there the whole time i guess, Stamps and postcards mostly, and when he disappears they all change from what ever image was on them to just text.  Like "29 cent flag stamp" or "image of mountains" and I run out of my hiding place screaming and sobbing, like my world has ended, not just because he is gone, but because I understand what he was asking.  And nothing has fixed meaning and the keepsakes are meaningless now, the life I had been holding on to is just gone.  I don't have a future with him and I no longer have the past I was letting prevent me from being with him.  And I am making a public spectacle of myself sobbing and people are trying to read the newspapers and figure out what it means.  I remember one had a flight plan (I guess he was a pilot too?) and it assumed his plan could teleport or something because there was a chunk missing, and some man said "see he was just crazy!" and sobbing me just starts yelling no everything was intentional, that he understood, but I couldn't. I'm just just inconsolable. 

The only memento that is left is a new one, which is these stalks of some ornamental grass in a clear bag which has "Leaves of Grass" stamped on the front.

This might be the weirdest, esoteric dream I have ever had.  But if you know anything about my intellectual interests, it totally makes sense.  I would have a dream where the emotional crisis is meaning being removed from an object and therefore changing my realty.  Also maybe I should re-read Leaves of Grass? I think I own it. :/
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 12 Jun 2014, 14:32
Oh damn, even reading this was intense and disturbing.
...I shouldn't read this thread before sleep - my mind is prone to take stuff from here and run with it.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 12 Jun 2014, 18:27
Last night I had a dream that my phone bill wasn't as high as I expected.

...Then this morning my bill arrived and it wasn't as high as I expected.

LIFE, EH?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: jwhouk on 12 Jun 2014, 20:33
I had this dream two nights ago that I was outside a burning house, and I think I was trying to get in to save something (no, ZoeB, you weren't in the dream), and suddenly I felt like I couldn't breathe in my one nostril.

Turns out I had somehow reached over and turned off my CPAP machine, and it had stopped blowing air, causing it to crimp on my one nostril.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 15 Jun 2014, 05:57
My dream last night was such wish fulfillment I'm too embarrassed to tell the details but still want to mark the occasion for reasons.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 15 Jun 2014, 07:33
My dream last night was such wish fulfillment I'm too embarrassed to tell the details but still want to mark the occasion for reasons.

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Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: cesium133 on 15 Jun 2014, 07:36
Yesterday I was feeling kind of down because I basically have no social life outside of work. Last night I had a dream in which I was quantifying the sources of error in my experiment. I need to get out more.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 27 Jun 2014, 08:37
I dreamed I got to deliver some equipment to a naval base.  Was some kind of vehicle, which was stuck.

Then I got to fly in a remote-controlled fighter.  The feeling was one of euphoria and familiarity, which was weird, because while I've sad in the back of a fighter before, I've never flown in one.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 27 Jun 2014, 15:21
Last night I dreamed I somehow acquired two guinea pigs but two became five and five became ten and oh noes there were guinea pigs everywhere and I didn't have enough food for them!!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: jwhouk on 29 Jun 2014, 03:05
Had a dream last night that I was out with Jeph for his birthday. He drove this weird car, and since I had no intent on drinking, I was worried I wouldn't be able to drive it. I also had no idea what city we were in.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 30 Jun 2014, 06:11
I dreamed I delivered a baby on my own (as in, there was no midwife around) and afterwards a midwife showed me the woman's notes and remarked that she was known to be a "difficult customer" so was impressed that it had all gone so smoothly. As with all my birth-related dreams, the baby was tiny. This dream was much less disturbing than the one a few nights ago when the baby was born with extra legs and many genetic deformities and I accidentally smothered it while trying to hide it from the parents. Horrible dream :(
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Omio on 30 Jun 2014, 06:49
...I often get a lot of deja vu.

One that I hope doesn't come a deja vu is a plane crashing into the Children's Aid building (Well, the local equivalent, but point being 'YOU MORBID LITTLE NUB').
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 02 Jul 2014, 23:28
I had a dream where some girl was talking Polish and I could perfectly understand her (that's all I remember).

(I do not know Polish, except that I am able to recognize it as such and grasp some of the meaning based on word roots).


Edit: I also just remembered I was unnecessarily meam to some smokers. They were smoking inside a building, but that was not was bothered me about them.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Stryc9Fuego on 03 Jul 2014, 02:10
I hate dreaming about work because they don't pay you for that time.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 08 Jul 2014, 10:10
On my second night in the hospital, I had a weird half-awake, half-asleep dream that my hospital bed was a prison cell, a 3D puzzle, armed (as in with weapons) and a spaceship, sorta simultaneously. I hate those dreams. They're even more psychosis-like than usual.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Redball on 09 Jul 2014, 17:04
You weren't given Tylenol-3 or some similar combination of Tylenol and codeine or Vicodin or whatever, were you? That gave my wife nightmares enough that she refused to take it.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 10 Jul 2014, 02:37
Nah, just morphine at first and paracetamol later. The morphine had long since worn off then.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 10 Jul 2014, 03:45
I dreamed I was in high school, and I showed up late for class by bursting in and singing Bowie's Moonage Daydream.

It's difficult to imagine a less likely thing to dream about.

Hmm now that I think about it, I also dreamed I got dressed on my front porch in the dark.  I wonder which dream house that was.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: cesium133 on 10 Jul 2014, 05:21
Last night I dreamed I was at a conference and went to a bar with the guys from the lab, the Queen of England, and the President of the United States.  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: jwhouk on 10 Jul 2014, 05:26
I was on this weird ride that was partially like the London Eye and partially like a roller coaster, except I was visiting with Barmymoo and Bainidhe_dub.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 10 Jul 2014, 08:11
Well that was definitely a dream, because I hate rollercoasters.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 13 Jul 2014, 02:30
I swear I am not making this up, but this is slightly TMI:
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... :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 13 Jul 2014, 02:34
LOL
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 13 Jul 2014, 13:50
Gareth, your dream reminded me of one I had also involving sex and forumites.

Last night I had a dream Nekowafer moved in to the house opposite mine and we became super besties. She invited me over to the house, which turned out to be like a 24/7 sex dungeon with orgies going on constantly. The only other forumers I noticed were Ackblom and Gareth. Ackblom was pissed off for some reason. Gareth was fucking people.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 13 Jul 2014, 13:54
*Gareth warmly remembers that post*

I think I even asked you who I was fucking.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 13 Jul 2014, 14:00
That last sentence is unusually funny if you change a verb to an intensifier.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Nyithra on 14 Jul 2014, 13:14
Last night I had a dream that (among other reasons) I had to be admitted to a psychiatric hospital because I kept saying uhhhhhhh like Tina from Bob's burgers.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Nyithra on 18 Jul 2014, 11:42
Another one: last night my dream concerned getting kidney transplants. I had two for some reason so my entire dream was spent trying to figure out if I still had one of my own kidneys or if they were both kidneys from other people.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: 94ssd on 18 Jul 2014, 21:16
Not weird, actually a very common one. But it was weirdly realistic. I had the dream where my teeth were rotting away last night. I was standing in my bathroom, all the details were there. I felt the pain, I touched them. I went to my dentist's office and was basically told there was nothing they could do.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mustang6172 on 23 Jul 2014, 19:51
I had a dream last night that I killed a graboid and tree huggers got mad at me for it.  I may have had "Tremors" dreams before.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ankhtahr on 28 Jul 2014, 04:06
Uhm, that was weird.
I remember parts of two dreams.
The first one had me dream that I woke up and noticed all kinds of logical inconsistencies in the dream I "woke up" from. But when I really woke up I noticed that everything was completely logical. :psyduck:

The second dream was basically my day to day life. I dreamt I was going to university. I dreamt looking for lactase pills in my pockets. It was an entirely normal day.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 28 Jul 2014, 07:18
Nothing specific, but as mentioned elsewhere, I seem to be dreaming a lot more the last few days.

I think at one point I was walking though an urban landscape but believed I had to get back to a DAoC-style border keep to teleport home.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 29 Jul 2014, 05:58
Had a dream I cheated on my partner. Not just a sexy dream about another person, but actually lying about where I was going and who I was seeing. Still feeling really horrible and gross about it.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 29 Jul 2014, 06:21
Last night I dreamed my wife and I were shopping for home reno ideas at a story run and hosted by Don Cherry.

In other words, it was a nightmare.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LocoJoe on 29 Jul 2014, 11:19
Last night I dreamed that my cat was torn apart by a pack of wolves. When I woke up I immediately hugged the shit out of the little guy.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 12 Aug 2014, 09:31
I dreamt about going through the exact procedure to correctly reorganize my data into graphs, then realised I was dreaming, and got annoyed at having to do it all over again once I woke up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: idontunderstand on 12 Aug 2014, 10:20
I had a fight with my blanket tonight and my blanket won. I woke up completely wrapped up at 3 am and couldn't fall back asleep for some reason. Maybe I was worried it would attack me again.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: 94ssd on 12 Aug 2014, 19:50
So I had a dream that I was in the dorm area of the prison from Orange is the New Black, but it was co-ed. It looked exactly the same, and there was a fight. The strange part is the guard that arrived to break it up - it was a guard dog from King's Quest VI.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: jwhouk on 12 Aug 2014, 20:38
Were you in Cell Block K-9?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 13 Aug 2014, 03:33
Living in a house near a ski hill.  Found a "hidden" stairwell to a basement where there were at least 4 doors, some of which did not lock.  Also at least one hole in the wall.
Woke up and had to reassure myself that a walk around the current house would prove there was no easy way in.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 13 Aug 2014, 06:35
Continuing exploration of dream house, focusing exclusively on back of main floor and basement.

It's bloody eerie that this was more than a year ago, and I still remember the layout very, very, VERY well.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 17 Aug 2014, 02:39
I dreamed I had to go to Kingston, Ontario, and swim in ice water with caymans.

That's NOT what my triathlon will be today.

My mind obviously hates me.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Patrick on 20 Aug 2014, 00:29
Had a dream where the girl I'm seeing told me she loved me. This happened while she was spending the night with me. What the hell brain don't do that


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Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: mustang6172 on 26 Aug 2014, 21:59
I had a dream last night that I was getting a lap dance from Emma Stone.  Then she turned out to be a furry and I was not into that.

The lap dance was not particularly good up to that point either.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 26 Aug 2014, 23:58
I had a dream where my mum was having a baby (and I hadn't even noticed she was pregnant!) and also my brother was killed in some way that I can't remember now, except that in the dream it turned out it was all a dream, and I was really confused and had to keep checking that my brother was really alive and there was no baby, and I kept bursting into tears.

This is probably the most messed-up dream I've ever had, and that includes the one where my mum, brother and I were fleeing from an assassin and the one where my mum was murdered (when I woke up for real in that one, I went to check she was still alive in her bed).
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ankhtahr on 27 Aug 2014, 03:34
For the first time since I was 8 I woke up from a bad dream. I was back in my hometown in our flat, when I watched a plane crash basically in our backstreet. It was very detailed. I remember that it was a Boeing. It had lost its right wing and fell in a spiral. I watched it fall down, let myself fall in front of our couch so I wouldn't get hit by so many glass shards, and time slowed down. I fell, slowly, when the plane hit the building. The blast destroyed our window, and in a second impact the wing crashed right into our flat. The fuel tank in the wing probably caught fire, as it was very loud and suddenly very hot. I died. Sudden silence and blackness. Scarily I couldn't open my eyes for a few seconds.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 27 Aug 2014, 06:46
So I'm continuing to ramp up my apnea treatment, and my dreams are becoming more coherent.  They're not always easy to remember, but I'm having some fairly long, involved dreams.

A few nights ago it was a weird geographic mish-mosh.  I was in Kap, but there were hills (far more than the Clay Belt actually has), and bizarrely, a highway that should only appear in eastern ontario or near Lake Superior.  We met people we apparently knew, even though they would have been infants last time I lived there.  I also did a long bike ride in the area, somehow, without leaving town.

Mostly, I just continue to be happy that I'm dreaming so much, and optimistic that this means that the treatment is working.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 29 Aug 2014, 03:29
Again, more coherent.

Background is Machine Gun, by Slowdive

House party in a new house.  I'm a teenager, my youngest son is my brother.  Hanging out in the living room, there are girls there, including one I can specifically identify as a girl I went to high school with, though I didn't hang out with her at all.  Only her hair color is different.

There's a conversation going on around me, mostly between two girls, but I'm not really following it.  Eventually, I start to wonder if it's sexual or about me, but can't puzzle it out.

Upstairs, I count doors in the hall, trying to figure out how many bedrooms there are.  The answer is 3 or 4, because the 2 doors at the far end of the hall, over the living room, are shut.  My parents are behind one, arguing or something, so I'm not exploring further.

I seem to have an ensuite bathroom, which my little brother won't stay out of.  I wind up threatening him with violence to stay out, not because I actually intend to follow through, but because I'm annoyed.  I go looking for a shirt, but there are more shirts in my bathroom than my living room.

Ok, so not fully weird, but again with the strong coherence and feeling of immersion.  The feeling of dreaming like this is very alien to me, and makes me hope that my treatment is really helping.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Akima on 29 Aug 2014, 15:39
So... I was riding hard on a BMX bike, popping manuals (http://leelikesbikes.com/Stories/121504b/ManualGetUp.jpg), bunny-hopping (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-COtAZcMJjoM/T9iY016YjdI/AAAAAAAAAIk/i0sHEMLuOXE/s1600/BUNNY_HOP.jpg) the kerbs and fences etc. Then I jumped over a flyover fence (why?) and plummeted into a lake, floundered ashore, and the cell-phone in my cargo-shorts pocket made alarming fizzing noises. I pulled it out, and green-black foam oozed out of the casing joints. Then it caught fire so I dropped it...
 :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Barmymoo on 30 Aug 2014, 02:10
I hadn't read the thread title before reading your post and thought it was the blog thread. I got half way through and started to panic!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 30 Aug 2014, 03:56
Akima is apparently living out a James Bond movie...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: idontunderstand on 30 Aug 2014, 05:31
I hadn't read the thread title before reading your post and thought it was the blog thread. I got half way through and started to panic!

Haha, same here. I posit: We have too many threads here.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: jwhouk on 01 Sep 2014, 07:09
Had a weird series of vignette dreams where I was playing a character in a MMO-based futuristic society on a space station - one that was very weirdly built (think more DS9 and not ISS) and had modern elements, but almost anime in nature.

And they had superheroes and supervillians, and... oh God I need to start wearing my CPAP when I'm tired and trying to sleep...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Akima on 01 Sep 2014, 15:20
Akima is apparently living out a James Bond movie...
I'm now imagining one of those Bond-film big set-piece chases with Daniel Craig and the evil mooks on BMX bikes...  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 01 Sep 2014, 15:25
Akima's an agent for the Aussie equivalent of MI6! It all makes sense now!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ankhtahr on 02 Sep 2014, 18:03
I really had some fucked up dreams last night. One dream was basically my school class being at a nuclear research reactor doing weird things. Turns out our chemistry teacher was secretly controlling everything from the basement (I don't even know what or where that basement was, I just remember going down a very long staircase), because we would have fucked up everything. I was wearing a labcoat.

The second dream was just plain weird and somewhat disturbing. It consisted of me taking magic mushrooms when staying at a hostel with some friends. I then had some weird dream inside a dream thing going on. One of the inner dreams (which were caused by the drugs in the outer dream) contained some really weird bakery, which was actually a butchers shop, which was actually a large warehouse. I still remember desperately looking for sliced bread. Another one of the inner dreams had me and somebody else running around on weird steel platforms, trying to avoid surveillance cameras. And one was basically just a nice colourful garden.

Then I basically got down from my virtual trip and there were many people around me, looking concerned. I was in an ER, because in the outer dreams reality I never stopped screaming random things from the inner dreams, and they were really concerned about the drugs I had taken. The rest of the dream consisted basically of me trying to justify my actions.

All this is very weird, because I never really took any drugs. Never even smoked.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Nyithra on 02 Sep 2014, 18:25
I dreamt that I kissed that boy I've been crushing on, then afterwards proceeded to turn into Goofy and run away.

Also I took up smoking later in said dream.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Blue Kitty on 02 Sep 2014, 18:41
I had a fight dream the other day which usually consists of a lot of people coming at me to kill me, along with people doing disturbing stuff to draw my attention away. Apparently I sat up in the middle of the night, crawled around on the bed, and mumbled at my fiance. All I remember from that was waking up, kicking off the blanket, and falling back asleep
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Akima on 03 Sep 2014, 01:03
Akima's an agent for the Aussie equivalent of MI6!
I'm not; I'm pretty sure they wouldn't let me in! That is ASIS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Secret_Intelligence_Service) in case you are interested. ASIO (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Security_Intelligence_Organisation) is the equivalent of MI5.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 03 Sep 2014, 01:24
That's exactly what a spy would say.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Grognard on 03 Sep 2014, 04:31
caution, my friend.  we know the rules.
If she tells us, she must kill us.

I have a feeling it is one of those 'men who stare at goats' killings.

:D
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 03 Sep 2014, 05:52
I dreamt that I kissed that boy I've been crushing on, then afterwards proceeded to turn into Goofy and run away.

Armchair dream analysts have the following questions:

- did he chase you
- did he turn into donald duck or pluto?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Nyithra on 03 Sep 2014, 07:24
He turned into a gray anthropomorphic cat and ran in the opposite direction.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 03 Sep 2014, 07:25
Hanging out with guys from deep black stuff is always interesting. They make jokes about "If I tell you then I have to kill you" then they give you a look like they aren't kidding... while laughing, and telling you whatever it was.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 03 Sep 2014, 11:01
Akima's an agent for the Aussie equivalent of MI6! It all makes sense now!

9IW ?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 03 Sep 2014, 15:45
9 Insightful Warladies?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: jwhouk on 03 Sep 2014, 16:25
I got the joke. I'm waiting for an Aussie native to get it.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 03 Sep 2014, 19:09
I get it too
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Grognard on 03 Sep 2014, 19:27
I don't.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 03 Sep 2014, 23:26
I got the joke. I'm waiting for an Aussie native to get it.
I got it as well, the opportunity was just too good to pass up.

Grognard:

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Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Detachable Felix on 04 Sep 2014, 00:19
Guyys, please. Akima doesn't work for 9IW, This is Australia, so clearly she works for oᴉsɐ.

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Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 04 Sep 2014, 00:26
Myth Confirmed: Australians are loud and upside down.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Detachable Felix on 04 Sep 2014, 00:34
Ɛ> ʞᴉɹƎ noʎ ʞɔnɟ 'ʎǝɥ
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Grognard on 04 Sep 2014, 17:56
I get it.
and now I have a headache.

Weird dream:
I was a minor English noble  in the 1880-90s.  Time travelling.  so were others.
a squad of my retainers and I were trying to stop another time traveler from doing something bad.  (bad??)
gun fight. with black powder pistols.
outnumbered. and bad guys were wearing undercover segmented body armor.
failed. lost 1-2 of my squad.  we retreated.
I spent the rest of the dream trying to get in touch with the Army GHQ and warn them.
but was being thwarted and jumped by enemy time travelers.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: 94ssd on 05 Sep 2014, 05:21
I was riding through the woods on an ATV (something I've never done before) at night. I ended up going off the trail, and I was attacked by a rabid fox. I ran away, leaving my ATV behind.

Then I was part of a team composed of me and other theatre majors, whose job was to capture the foxes, who had some kind of connection to Sherlock Holmes? (we're in rehearsals for a Holmes play now). I really wanted to get my ATV back, but didn't want to go back out their during the night. Unfortunately, daylight never came before I woke up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Blue Kitty on 06 Sep 2014, 08:37
I had a Five Nights at Freddy's dream and right as I felt safe my cat jumped onto the bed from a shelf, scaring the hell out of me
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Carl-E on 09 Sep 2014, 13:19
OK, about two years ago I gave up on this thread, because - well, time partly, but also lack of interest. 

See, I don't dream. 

OK, technically I never remember my dreams, even when I wake in the middle of them.  As far as I know, it stems from a long series of nightmares I had as a kid (around the age of 5), and I managed to develop a really good mental block to protect myself. 

So the night before last, I finally lay down with only about 2 hours until I had to be up.  I lay on my back for a change (my neck's been giving me a bit of trouble) and I was awakened by a dream fucking nightmare in just under an hour.  I had trouble getting back to sleep, but fortunately finally did briefly, though with no further dreams, and none last night - thank god. 

I've told no one about this - it's too gruesome, but i really need to tell someone, so I've chosen y'all.  However, I'm going to spoiler the content of the dream itself, since it involves violence done to a pet and a certain amount of gore.  Sorry if that alone was too much. 

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Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 10 Sep 2014, 10:12
Carl, I so seldom dreamt that every one of them was treasured.  Then I started treatment for apnea, and I seem to dream constantly.

Maybe nothing, maybe something?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Carl-E on 10 Sep 2014, 14:07
Pretty sure my issue would take a good bit of therapy to sort out - I sleep fine, and I know I dream, I just block the memories of them really well.  Pretty sure it was something I actively pursued as a kid, so it's pretty deeply ingrained. 

Not really worth the investment of time, money or effort to remove wht's basically a harmless block.  Unless more stuff like that starts getting through...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 13 Sep 2014, 00:38
I dreamed Gareth and I went to see wrestling together and then went to a pub afterwards and ALL THE RASSLERS happened to be there. We kept daring each other to go flirt with them and I'm so disappointed I don't remember beyond that.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 13 Sep 2014, 04:32
Sounds like something we'd do!
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Post by: Welu on 13 Sep 2014, 09:35
Maybe some day we will!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 16 Sep 2014, 00:14
Ugh. I really shouldn't go to sleep dehydrated from alcohol.

In the dream, a friend of a friend called me while I was out with friends at some market. The reception was bad, but I understood she urgently needed my help and to come to a certain subway station. (There is no subway in my town).
I am reluctant to help, but she doesn't really understand me due to the bad reception or due to being obviously stressed, and tells me over and over she needs my help. So I rush there using public commute (could have taken a taxi, in hindsight). I see all kinds of people from our mutual circle of friends heading in the same direction.
In one of the trains I am taking in that direction, I meet my father. (IRL, he is dead and I hate him.) I find his presence confusing, but think he might be able to help me because at this point I suspect the girl who called me is crazy, and since he is paranoid, he would thus know about loony logic. And indeed, he briefs me a bit about what is going on - apparently, the mother of the girl who called me is dead. He is also there to help. I cannot remember much more of the briefing.

Our train is in a subway tunnel. We exit the train at some point to go through one of the maintenance tunnels connecting the subway tunnels to enter another train which is standing there waiting for us. So basically, we take a shortcut through the tunnel system. This saves us a lot of time.
On my way, I see more people heading in the same direction. Particularly, my stidy partner.
At some point I am sitting at a table with him and his unrequited crush (who is also a part of the circle of friends called for help). Then she starts kissing him for something sweet he said, and he  is surprised (as am I), but of course enthusiastically kisses her back.
Side note: My brain has this thing where it will sometimes replace areas it cannot simulate in a dream with a black area. This is what happens at this point with the two of them snogging, which is justified in-dream by me looking away to give them some privacy.
At this point, or some other, it starts falling apart as I realize this is a dream.

All this time, there was a heavy feeling of stress and dread - I think it would best be described as "gritty". I read a plot summary of the dream on Wikipedia just to see how much shittier it gets.
Then I wake up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 25 Sep 2014, 09:55
So I think I've adjusted my apnea mandibular brace about as far forward as I will for now.  My lower jaw now has very little range of motion with it in.

So the last 3 nights, coincidentally or otherwise, have been filled with very vivid dreams.

3 nights ago I was involved in a complicated prison break with River Song.
Last night, I had a dream that I just realized may have been related to a dream I had months and months ago, about my sister and her family.

I need to start writing them down more, now that they're not so rare that I always remember them....
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Carl-E on 28 Sep 2014, 19:46
It took me a while to place her, but River Song was in the series ER. 

Well, the actress was.  I had a nagging feeling I knew her from somewhere...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 29 Sep 2014, 12:06
It took me a while to place her, but River Song was in the series ER. 

Well, the actress was.  I had a nagging feeling I knew her from somewhere...

Really? I recognised that instantly and wondered what the fuck she'd been acting in for the previous decade.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Carl-E on 29 Sep 2014, 20:16
I'm not a regular doctor watcher, so I'd only seen her once or twice.  And I wasn't a regular ER watcher, either. 

I've become a regular watcher with Capaldi.  My older daughter hijacks me (willingly) every Saturday. 
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 06 Oct 2014, 03:00
Not sure which was weirder, dreaming we were all 40 years old and back in high school, or my friend telling me she still writes paper letters to her cousin.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 06 Oct 2014, 03:20
I had a back in high school dream as well. Not your average high school, though. Firstly, at one point there was a levitating, statue-like feminine supervision android that looked like it was made by Apple, which ensured people were doing their work. Attendance lists were also scattered everywhere and I had to write my name down multiple times. At one point I was in a library on off-school-time with a lanky, bad teacher and a girl (she had no appearance). The teacher told her that she didn't need to be here and that she should go home, but apparently that didn't count for me. Later on me and some other people discovered a room full of interacting toy blocks (for lack of a better description; they were unlike lego) and wasted some time in there. Eventually we heard the supervisor's voice through the wall and I left, after which I encountered him on the stairs and he asked me if I got a lot of work done, with a very obscure turn of phrase, which I pointed out to him to deflect the question.

This dream was probably influenced by the fact I have hardly gotten any work done since returning from Sweden.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 06 Oct 2014, 03:50
Last week I started having nightmares all of the time. Most involve standing on a high ledge or building or balcony and being uneasy on my feet and falling down.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 13 Oct 2014, 07:26
I was in a supermarket (seemed to be Lidl) where they were giving away piles and piles of assorted products; food, hygiene products, kitchen utilities, you name it, anyone could just take it for free. Another shopper said "I can't believe they're just giving this stuff away!" I replied "I know, I'm just waiting to wake up from this dream, because it's too good to be true!"

Then later I had to deal with a giant immortal earthworm that could regenerate any injury, burrow through almost any material and squeeze through the tighest spaces to escape. Later I noticed that any bits that came off while I was inflicting grievous harm on it would regenerate into even more tiny earthworms. That was not a nice dream.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 13 Oct 2014, 12:17
Was it a siege worm?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 13 Oct 2014, 13:16
Lots of death in my dreams lately. All of other people. It's bumming me out.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 13 Oct 2014, 16:09
Was it a siege worm?
*searches* I see a MTG Siege Wyrm and a Civ: Beyond Earth Siege Worm. The one I mentioned was not 'colossal', but rather 'enormous'; a worm this size could conceivably exist, maybe in a prehistoric environment.

'Giant' is kind of ambiguous as it could refer to a giant squid but also a giant monster. Those are at least two orders of magnitude apart. I wonder how one would order the different descriptors of vastness. BRB, English thread.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Akima on 15 Oct 2014, 16:59
I had a dream last night where
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I suppose I should call it a nightmare.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 15 Oct 2014, 19:32
....that's pretty fucking brutal Akima. I didn't know you had it in you.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Akima on 16 Oct 2014, 04:04
How d'you think I feel about it! I don't like the idea of that sort of think lurking in my subconscious.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Grognard on 16 Oct 2014, 04:12
extreme violence lurks in everyone's subconscious.
we happen to be a very violent species.

but

the fact that the dream upsets you is a sign of your goodness.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 16 Oct 2014, 08:45
You don't have to be violent to have dreams about violence, 'subconsciously' or not. Gruesome dreams can happen to anyone. I used to dream about my own suicide often, doesn't mean I'm suicidal.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: SubaruStephen on 18 Oct 2014, 08:04
I don't dream often (or I just don't remember them when I wake up), so when I have the same dream several times, it kinda freaks me out.

Apparently I watch Godzilla movies too much, because I keep dreaming that I'm one of the people in the evacuation scenes. I run for hours trying to get away from the giant monster, I'm carrying suitcases that I can't let go of, and I don't know where to go because I can't understand what anyone's saying or read anything because I don't know Japanese.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: GarandMarine on 20 Oct 2014, 00:07
Not quite a dream but,,,,

This is what happens in my head late at night with little sleep. To the tune of I Dreamed a Dream from Le Mis, a snippet of "I Dream of Naval Gunfire Support"

I dream a dream of days gone by
When squids had actual weapons
and did real fighting
I dreamed those shells would fall true
I dreamed their aim would be forgiving

Then I was young and unafraid
So fire calls were made and never wasted
There were no restrictions to be paid
No pill box unshelled
No call for fires wasted
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 25 Oct 2014, 04:33
I had a weird dream.

I was somewhat alone, nobody was looking at me, everyone just passed by without noticing me. I was awkward around everyone and thought I was hideous, because I didn't know how I looked.

And then I found a mirror, and what I saw in it was beautiful. I was beautiful.

I didn't know whose mirror it was or if the mirror felt it was appropriate to show me my face, but we didn't care, I felt so much better with the mirror than I ever did without it. We'd always be together, looking at each other and the mirror made me feel at ease with myself. At some point I forgot it wasn't mine.

Of course, at that point its previous owner came up to me and violently requested his mirror back, and in the struggle, the mirror fell to the ground. The shattering made my insides turn, like the shattered mirror was just a reflection of my heart shattering at the same time.

I kneeled down to pick it back up (other owner had disappeared into thin air), taking the handle and turning it around to see. All I saw was shattered glass, and my reflection, broken beyond recognition. And seeing myself broken like that made me so sad I woke up, feeling nauseous.


I don't like metaphors.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 30 Oct 2014, 05:29
I think in my dream 2 nights ago I must have been the world record holder for running down stairs.   Another house exploration dream, sort of.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 04 Nov 2014, 06:45
I dreamt that I was watching a pride of lions migrate to a part of the African savannah that was chaotic and lawless, and established themselves as kings to rule over the other animals, which would lead to the events of The Lion King.

Now I suddenly wish that a prequel to The Lion King was a real thing.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 12 Dec 2014, 06:14
After 2 days without my mandibular advancement device, I used it again last night while I slept.  I expected vivid dreams, and was not disappointed.

Basically, I dreamed a long team/class trip to South Korea.

While there was too much to recount, two things stand out:
- South Koreans will stop anything to sing along with I Heard It Through The Grapevine when played in public loudspeakers.  It's impolite not to join them.
- This is all akima's fault.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: hedgie on 16 Dec 2014, 22:32
My dreams include Lovcraftian nightmares, the end of the universe, and other horrific things all the time (my mind is a freaky place).  But I had one today that recently *really* freaked-me out.  I don't know where it came from, but out of nowhere, I had this dream where I had the kind of vertigo that I had when I had an inner-ear infection from hell, and was staggering around like I had just knocked down more booze than a human could possibly live through (wasn't actually drunk in the dream, though), and just was blindly just crashing into everything and everyone, getting a load of bruises and a few cracked ribs in the process.

Not as strange as the one I had where it was the end of the universe, there were zombie bikers everywhere, and I had to kiss a former gf goodbye so that I could restart the universe by detonating.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 17 Dec 2014, 06:30
Weird multi-part disjointed dream, including a new house (!)

First part, weird Doctor Whovian pocket universe where everything is static.  I think I figured out the key to restoring dynacism to the universe.  I had to go back onto a plane and retrieve a yellow plastic tile, then climb over a small ice hill.  No, I don't know why.  Possibly Missy nemesis, though.

Last part was questing against some nemesis.  Sister of a friend from high school was there.  Topless, bizarrely.  She went off with Galahad (the knight, somehow).  Got waylaid by a corrupt cop (in NYC I think), but she's apparently tough enough to handle the most corrupt cop around.

Meanwhile, I found Sir Lancelot in a napkin.  No, it didn't make sense to me either.  He was going to help me with some other part of the plan against nemesis.

...

Middle part:  Large house on a lake.  New house, new location, not related obviously to any existing part of my dream geography.

My sister's family were staying with us for xmas.  The house has 2 floors, the ground floor, lake side, there's a "living room" littered with couches, sofas and chairs of disparate styles.  Easily seating for 20+ people.  That fit with the scope of the house, which could easily accommodate that many people.

The house was on a peninsula, a small one, off a main north/south (?) highway.  I drove around it a bit, so I got a good idea of the layout of the land.  Fairly hilly country, but then, hills/lakes/trees is my home country.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 21 Dec 2014, 07:38
Last night I had a long dream about someone, at my request, trying to explain the Axiom of Choice to me. At one point he made an analogy involving a train full of numbers and I objected that even with an infinite train the number of train cars would be countable and therefore wouldn't be enough to carry all possible numbers, even if you could fit aleph-null numbers into each car.

I have no idea where that came from unless it was somehow triggered by driving past a building that had a sign "Infinity Molding and Assembly" during waking hours.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 21 Dec 2014, 08:19
So, uh, do you still need it explained?.. I am not sure I could do it, honestly, although we covered it this year.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 21 Dec 2014, 13:28
I'll check Wikipedia.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: explicit on 21 Dec 2014, 17:25
It's a lot smarter than my dream that I had last night where everyone in the world was saved by giant penises. Something about evil being driven out by by super long cock.

I sure hope that it wasn't a premonition.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ankhtahr on 03 Apr 2015, 04:53
In the last dream I was developing a novel. I wasn't living in the dream, but only worldbuilding. But because it was a dream there are way too many plotholes and nonsense. It was supposed to take place in an underground parking lot, in a post apocalyptic world. After a terrorist attack caused a nuclear war based on a misunderstanding (Terrorists somehow detonating a nuclear bomb, the US believing that was an attack from another country, causing a retaliation strike).
The dream involved a handful of people living in a civil protection bunker in an underground parking lot, dealing with a multitude of problems, many of them caused by nuclear fallout.

This was weird. But I also somehow wonder, whether I could really throw away a big portion of it, and use the rest.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Active Madness on 04 Apr 2015, 03:34
Last night, I fell asleep with two nicotine lozenges in my mouth. I had a strange dream.

I was living in a huge, dilapidated building. Think the building in Blade Runner, but on an epic scale. Everything was dusty, broken and turn of the 19th to 20th century.

I was practicing a form of shamanism using fungi, moss and lichens. Stuff like that. I was also substituting cosmetics for various things.

In one part of the dream, I had to sneak past some thugs, so I covered myself in concealer.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 04 Apr 2015, 03:40
Been playing Shadowrun recently?
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Post by: happyninja42 on 04 Apr 2015, 09:42
I had a dream once where I was...I think running from someone, and ended up in front of this really deep, black pit.  If I recall correctly (it's been many years since this dream), I fell into the pit, or was pushed, and the next thing I knew, I was in another chamber, with lots of people in it.   

I was pretty certain I was dead, and this was the afterlife.  I looked around, and saw people were walking in lines, like you would have at the bank.  Long, weaving back and forth lines, complete with little handrails at waist height, but the handrails were odd, in that they all glowed with this multicolored luminescense, sort of like multicolored glowsticks.  The people would keep one hand on the rails, and walk slowly up and down the massive chamber.  Some would walk "upstream", some would walk "downstream", and some would just stand in place, eyes distant while they held the railings.   

I realized that the handrails were a representation of the complete length of time, and if you touched them, you would relive that time period.  So the people would casually walk up and down the rows, experiencing the centuries through the touch.  If you were casually walking, you would sort of get a highlights real of the era, but from a personal perspective.  If you stood still and held the same crystal handrail, you would experience it in much deeper detail   Sometimes I would see people vanish, and realized that they had decided to reincarnate and live a life in that era.  Then I woke up.

Another weird dream I had, was after reading that Claire was a trans.  I was in a big house (no clue what house, wasn't familiar), and there was this guy I knew back in middle and highschool, but he was now a transgender.   This wasn't odd in the dream, but when I woke up it was definitely odd, because this guy was definitely a heterosexual guy.  He wasn't your typical Brodude or anything, but he was never the kind of guy that you would consider deciding to trans to female.  He's also a guy I didn't really know that well. I mean I knew him for like 10+ years as a kid, but we never really hung out much.  He was a stable fixture in my school life, but not a close friend.  In the dream though, it was perfectly normal, and we talked about stuff, and then we had sex.    It was a very strange dream.  I remember waking up and thinking "Huh, ok that's a new one."
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ankhtahr on 25 Apr 2015, 07:01
Oh dear.

I just had a dream, which was almost psychological torture to me. I slept 2 and a half hours (I decided to sleep a little longer, I had a total sleep duration of six hours this night), but in the dream I experienced eight whole days. It was a "Groundhog day" style thing.

In the dream I met a girl. Every day. The same girl. I don't know her, and she isn't similar to any real person I know. I spend the day with her. Get to know her. Start to like her. She starts to like me. We start cuddling. In the end we fall asleep in a hotel room. I don't know why we're in a hotel, or how we got there. Likely my dream had no explanation for it. Anyway, we fall asleep. Together. Arm in arm. I wake up. She is gone. And the same thing happens eight times in a row. Funnily, I still remember the last days, and so does she. So we spend the day together. Go through the whole "getting to know each other" routine, although we already know about each other. And with every day, with each rude awakening, we start to get more paranoid, as to what violent thing tears us apart, and with each day we love each other more. We try not to sleep, but in the end we just do. We cry. We try to bar the door, nail all windows shut, but nothing helps. We always lose each other in the end. I kissed her, twice, on the last day before I woke up.

It's going to take a while to stomach this. Phew.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Akima on 25 Apr 2015, 07:20
Last night I dreamed I was taking part in some sort of parkour marathon race across a vaguely Eastern European city. I don't know why, and I didn't reach the finish before I work up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 03 May 2015, 21:55
I had one where I pulled out a plastic bag to pick up some dog poop from the sidewalk and asked my companions whether I was being anal retentive.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ChaoSera on 04 May 2015, 00:46
Tonight I dreamt that I was at work from 8am until midnight, apparently without any break. It bothers me that in the dream that didn't seem to bother me.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: hedgie on 04 May 2015, 01:22
I don't know about others, but I have found in the past that when I have had to deal with working 16 hours in a day, a break is actually out of the question.  I even was pacing like mad when I had enough time to smoke just because it meant that I didn't have to stop moving.  I know that inertia doesn't actually work that way, but it really felt like the whole "object in motion"… "object at rest"… applied, even though other employees wandered in and offered to give me an hour off.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 06 May 2015, 12:09
A couple of weeks ago I had a dream my guinea pigs escaped while being transported. I found Eddie quickly enough but couldn't find Richie and eventually found a similar looking piggie being sold in a pet shop that I thought was Richie, and convinced the owner to give the piggie to me. Soon after I found the actual Richie and decided to name the new piggie Stephen in the mean time before I could return him. I put him in his own separate cage from the other two in another room.

Then last night I had a dream about feeding my two piggies and suddenly realised I hadn't fed Stephen for days and got into utter dread and panic, positive I killed him by starving him but he was still alive so I fed him and spent the rest of the dream crying that I nearly killed him. I woke up still feeling guilty about the imaginary piggie. :cry:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: jwhouk on 06 May 2015, 12:10
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Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 06 May 2015, 15:43
I dream vividly, and I always get woken up by my dreams in the same way - I'm in a skyscraper, looking down.

I have a pretty intense fear of heights, and my subconscious always uses it to wake me. I hate my subconscious.

Worse than simply looking down is being in an elevator with a glass floor. Which is what woke me just right now.

This message is coming from Tapatalk inside my phone!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: jwhouk on 06 May 2015, 18:29
Had a weird one the other night: I usually do the "slides" (MediaShout) at my church on weekends when I'm off. I walk into church one Sunday morning and I'm asked to do slides, as no one else is available. When I get onto the computer, I discover that someone had added a ton of malware/spamware to the PC, and it was taking me forever just to close out all the programs and get to the desktop. Unfortunately, the last one to close was either WoW or Game of War - not quite sure which - and I was telling myself, "Who in the world installed this on this computer?"

Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 10 May 2015, 04:39
The last six months I've almost always been woken up by nightmares, mostly frightening, sometimes gut-wrenching. Today was another sad nightmare, and I've had it, I don't want to be on Skyscrapers anymore, I don't want to visit another family funeral, fall through a bottomless pit, ride an elevator made of glass, play with my dead cat, I've had it, had it you stupid brain
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: chaospersonified on 12 May 2015, 21:26
I'm a lucid dreamer, and I usually choose to let things happen as they will. Meaning I get to go go-karting through the Hogwarts library.

In the #1 best remembered, I learn my sixth grade teacher is a serial killer wben she brings a machine gun into class. I then flip out, diving under HER desk, where I discover secret teleportation panels within my elementary school. Then I find the one portal leading to the highway outside my school, where my mom runs me over.

Is it at all relevant that one specific guy, who I have NO ill will towards, who I actually like better than most of the guys I graduated with, ALWAYS dies in my dreams? I mean, it's only now, four years after graduation that I remember any dreams in which this dude doesn't star in a dying role.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 13 May 2015, 08:37
Well, if he does die a sudden, unexpected death, you can claim you're psychic!

Not much else to do with that information though.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: chaospersonified on 13 May 2015, 08:56
Well, if he does die a sudden, unexpected death, you can claim you're psychic!

Not much else to do with that information though.

If he's killed in a horrific roller coaster disaster, or shot by a redneck hillbilly or a mass-murdering sixth grade teacher, maybe. Otherwise, I'm not so sure it will stick
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 08 Jul 2015, 23:27
Wtf brain.

In my extremely realistic dream, I was making out with a close friend of mine and enjoying myself; I woke up with a feeling of extreme disappointment it had only been a dream.

Thing is, I don't want to make out with her in real life, and I am pretty sure we are not attracted to each other that way. So my extreme disappointment is somewhat confusing, to say the least.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Tea For The Tillerman on 19 Jul 2015, 14:18
Wtf brain.

In my extremely realistic dream, I was making out with a close friend of mine and enjoying myself; I woke up with a feeling of extreme disappointment it had only been a dream.

Thing is, I don't want to make out with her in real life, and I am pretty sure we are not attracted to each other that way. So my extreme disappointment is somewhat confusing, to say the least.

I dream that dream on a daily basis.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 19 Jul 2015, 14:36
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aeo86iOS0QU
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Loki on 06 Aug 2015, 23:32
I dreamt I was in Berlin and was detained  by the security team of a Media Markt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_Markt).
The reason? One of the bags they gave me had something printed on it that could be interpreted as a bomb threat. The clerk girl who alarmed the security team was really apologetic. By her reaction, I was expecting a full-blown SWAT team.
So I waited for some indeterminate time, while my friends somehow lost me in the process and left (and presumably got to our "home", wherever that was). The chief of security spent some time chiding me, but could really not do much, since I obviously did not have a bomb.
We spent some time sassing and bickering back and forth at each other; in the end, I asked him to write me a cheque for taxi money, reasoning it was his fault I was detained and no trams would be going that late (curiously, it was about 22:35, so way too early for trams to stop going in real life).

Apparently, they have special purpose cheques for taxi money, which you basically hand to the taxi driver and which also contain instructions to the driver - presumably so that guests speaking neither English nor German could just hand it to the driver. That is quite an ingenious thing my brain came up with, if I may say so.

In the field "additional requests", the chief of security wrote, in quite many words, that the taxi driver should suck my dick (the exact wording was something like "taste the [Latin name for erectile tissue]"), thus making sure no taxi driver would accept this thing. I was equally amused and annoyed by this childish act from the chief of security (who signed that thing with "Keith").

Then I woke up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: BenRG on 07 Aug 2015, 01:37
I had a dream last night that everyone at my place of worship was dressed in Victorian-era clothes and the women had Victorian-era hairstyles. A few of the ladies also had handlebar moustaches with exquisitely curled ends. My brain is weird.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Nyithra on 11 Aug 2015, 11:31
I had a dream last night that i ran into Thomas Sanders and Andrew Quo and they let me take a group selfie with them.

Also dreamt that I accidentally ate some toffee in a movie theater that wasn't free samples and the lady at the counter seemed disappointed when I was able to pay her back for it.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 18 Aug 2015, 08:17
Does any one else sometimes have a real feeling of touch when they're dreaming? Last night I had a dream where I hugged someone and I can still kind of feel it on me and it's weirding me out. It's not the first time either I've had a dream and the touch, as such, lingered through out the day.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: chaospersonified on 18 Aug 2015, 20:30
Does any one else sometimes have a real feeling of touch when they're dreaming? Last night I had a dream where I hugged someone and I can still kind of feel it on me and it's weirding me out. It's not the first time either I've had a dream and the touch, as such, lingered through out the day.

Totally, though it never lingers long. If I can still feel the touch I felt in a dream, I know I can get back to that same dream if I just let myself fall asleep again while focusing on it. It disappears quickly, though. Sometimes it survives taking a piss, sometimes not
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LeeC on 20 Aug 2015, 08:41
Saw this, thought of this thread:
http://imgur.com/gallery/fKDc4Xu (http://imgur.com/gallery/fKDc4Xu)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: FlutterRaeg on 20 Aug 2015, 13:34
I'll talk about some specific ones another time, but I have dreams about zombies all of the time. None of them are nightmares either - I haven't truly had a nightmare since I was little. I just dream about zombies a lot.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: chaospersonified on 20 Aug 2015, 16:39
I haven't truly had a nightmare since I was little.

I can't rightly remember ever really having a nightmare. Like, some of them should have been terrifying, like the one where velociraptors invaded my birthday party and ate all my family and friends, but instead what I remembered from that dream was how they didn't eat me (because I was dressed up as one. Late october birthday, always with the costumes) and how we explored a cave, discovering a secret tunnel to Jurassic Park. Does feeling nothing about watching dinosaurs eat my friends (in a dream) make me a sociopath?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Akima on 21 Aug 2015, 00:19
Does any one else sometimes have a real feeling of touch when they're dreaming?
I don't usually, but not long ago I did (https://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,27807.msg1275776.html#msg1275776). The "tactile" aspect was one of the most disturbing things about that dream, which I would definitely class as a nightmare.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 21 Aug 2015, 00:53
I haven't truly had a nightmare since I was little.

I can't rightly remember ever really having a nightmare. Like, some of them should have been terrifying, like the one where velociraptors invaded my birthday party and ate all my family and friends, but instead what I remembered from that dream was how they didn't eat me (because I was dressed up as one. Late october birthday, always with the costumes) and how we explored a cave, discovering a secret tunnel to Jurassic Park. Does feeling nothing about watching dinosaurs eat my friends (in a dream) make me a sociopath?

No. I'd say that'd be the more logical perspective. It's perfectly reasonable to be shaken up by a dream but equally reasonable to be like 'that shit didn't happen, brah'.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Sorflakne on 23 Aug 2015, 22:59
Had a dream a couple nights ago about fighting the last boss in Black Rock Foundry (WoW players who raid will likely know of who I speak), except the first two floors of his encounter were combined together, with the upper level of the second floor on the same level of the boss.

I wasn't even entirely asleep for this either.  I was drifting in and out of consciousness but apparently still in REM, as the dream would simply resume when I fell back asleep, but not in the same place, as if it were continuing even while I was awake and I was just jumping back into it, kind of like how you're watching TV, look away for a bit, and look back and resume watching your show.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 27 Aug 2015, 03:53
I keep having dreams about dogs. This time I was dogsitting and the dog was in my house, or possibly I had adopted it, but it was never the same dog, its breed seemed to be different at any particular moment in the dream.

It's not surprising I have these dreams since I've been around people with dogs more so than usual. Also I want a dog. My dad's being such a drag about it though, and it's him that I want to get a dog for in the first place since it's so good for your physical and mental health.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Grognard on 31 Aug 2015, 18:30
I dreamt I was standing in a shield wall.
waiting.
knowing I'm about to die.
waiting.
knowing defeat.
waiting.
I could feel the weight of armor, helm and spear.
waiting.
feeling the cold sap my strength.
waiting.
for death.
waiting.

... I woke up later in a cold sweat.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 04 Sep 2015, 04:33
Last night it was all family members dying.  Pretty awful.  :(
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Detachable Felix on 04 Sep 2015, 06:19
Oh god, I've had those dreams before. Sorry to hear that ev4n :(
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: jwhouk on 04 Sep 2015, 08:19
I had a weird set of apocalyptic dreams- but more like trying to leave to go elsewhere stuff.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 04 Oct 2015, 23:24
I had a very intense dream make out session with Luke but we were both so giggly about it, we kept touching each others faces and in the end we both jumped through the air all while having a magnificent sunset happening around us.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: cesium133 on 24 Nov 2015, 05:29
So I had a weird dream where I met a girl at a party, and we went to her apartment and had an intense makeout session. Then she turned into a weird-looking monster, because it turns out she was a shapeshifter. She was not pleased by my reaction to this development and swore revenge against me (never get a shapeshifter pissed off at you, kids). So I fled the scene, running down the stairs (because when a magical shapeshifter is angry at you, it's probably not advisable to take the elevator). At the exit of the building, one of her friends from the party comes up to me and starts talking to me about tacos. He may have just been trying to be friendly, but in the context, I took it as him trying to distract me while she gets her revenge. So I repeatedly told him to go fuck himself. Then I woke up.

I have no idea what brought this dream on, but it is definitely one of the more bizarre ones I've had in a while...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 24 Nov 2015, 10:15
I'm having such vivid and surreal dreams the last few days. Two of them were definitely with David Tennant as some sort of big bad (guess who just watched Jessica Jones), and nearly all of them involved me having a sort of special power as well. Dunno what that means.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 20 Dec 2015, 08:30
This one was notable chiefly for a brilliant turn of phrase my subconscious came up with.

I was some Tarzan-like entity living in exile in America. My estranged mother, Supergirl, was taking care of protecting the family area of jungle in Africa and called me back to help deal with danger from an expanding empire of people from a pirate island.

She said something very close to "If a language existed that could describe their vile deeds and depravity, that language would break all the laws of God and Man".
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: jwhouk on 22 Dec 2015, 05:32
Weird dream where I was flying to France, and somehow as wife and I deplaned we got separated - and I didn't have the passport on me.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 13 Jan 2016, 18:59
I dreamed I was a robot. Nothing but a metal skeleton covered by pale skin, to give the illusion of humanity. I knew I wasn't man.
My creator was a white-haired scientist. He hid me from the outside world. I was his prisoner in the four rooms he called our home.
He was a stern man. Each day I'd dream of escaping his grasp, walking free of his leash, but I never could flee his guard. I felt his slave. Months passed living in fear of his wrath. I could never do him right.
One day I came upon a file left on his office desk. In it were notes, photographs and sketches of machinery which undoubtedly were prototype designs of my chassis. Intrigued, I started reading the notes.
As it appeared, the scientist had a son who had died in a freak accident. Heartbroken, he had attempted to rebuild his son as a machine.
I looked at the photographs. They were pictures of me, in clothes I had never worn, striking poses with people I had never met. I was his son. Yet I couldn't remember. I was incomplete. I was a failure.
Unbeknownst to me, my father had entered the office. Shouting "what are you doing?", he grabbed my arm and turned me around. Dumbstruck, I let him.
I realized I had never looked into his eyes before. In the wrinkles framing them, I saw remorse, in the hanging eye-lids bitter pain. In his clear blue eyes a deep longing. And as he looked at me I saw love.

unfortunately that's the moment my alarm went off, but thankfully, my alarm clock sound is the LoZ Menu Select theme (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNwl-3_0YF0), and the sounds just added to the dreamy joy that followed my realization. I don't remember the last time I woke up this well.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Masterpiece on 13 Jan 2016, 19:06
I think the dream ended with me saying you do love me and him starting a smile, but I'm not sure if I added that scene after I gained consciousness or if it was genuine dream-state.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Grognard on 20 Jan 2016, 22:42
I have found that Percocet causes extremely odd dreams, but I can't remember them later.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 02 Feb 2016, 03:43
Hate those dreams where someone in your life does something to hurt you and then wake up genuinely upset. Brain, it didn't happen, you imagined it. Calm the fudge down.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 15 Jul 2016, 20:15
I had one a couple of nights ago in which I explained to someone that when a skydiver deploys a parachute it does 200 horsepower worth of mechanical work slowing them down.

If that's not weird enough for you, that number turns out to be in the plausible range if it's a quick opening.

My subconscious is a strange place, not least in that it reports physics results in the English system.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: sitnspin on 16 Jul 2016, 07:36
Hate those dreams where someone in your life does something to hurt you and then wake up genuinely upset. Brain, it didn't happen, you imagined it. Calm the fudge down.

To be fair, the brain has literally no mechanism for distinguishing fantasy from reality on a purely experiential level, the brain processes both identically. It is only through post hoc analysis that we are able to make comparisons. Even after having done so and come to a logical conclusion, on a deeply instinctual level the experience still registers the same. The line between "real" and "imagined" is thin and blurry at best.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: cesium133 on 16 Jul 2016, 10:33
I had a weird dream last night where I somehow saw a government report on how horrible of a person (my name) is. Then I realized it must be about someone else with the same name, because I'm not that interesting.  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 16 Jul 2016, 12:06
I had a dream shortly after the referendum which consisted of being sat in a bar with two work friends who I respect telling me how they think Nigel Farage is really sexy. That was... not ideal.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 17 Jul 2016, 09:18
I had a weird dream last night where I somehow saw a government report on how horrible of a person (my name) is. Then I realized it must be about someone else with the same name, because I'm not that interesting.  :psyduck:

Quote from: GLaDOS
Well done. Here come the test results: You are a horrible person. I'm serious, that's what it says: A horrible person. We weren't even testing for that.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ev4n on 19 Jul 2016, 16:18
Oh man, I dreamed about the huge house again last week.  First time in more than I year.

I literally got to look in like one danged closet then I woke up.  :(
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Stryc9Fuego on 28 Jul 2016, 08:56
I had my first lucid dream last night. I was in line for something stupid with a paper cup of water in my hand talking with someone about something stupid I don't even remember what, when I realized I could hear this hissing sound. I remembered thinking "What's that hissing sound?", then I realized it was my wife's CPAP machine and that I'm asleep. Knowing that, I thought to myself, "Well, I don't want to be here." and found myself at a nearby pub with a pint of Bass.

The dream went a lot better after that.

It was funky. It feels like the secret to lucid dreaming is to wake up just enough to realize your asleep without actually waking up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: chaospersonified on 28 Jul 2016, 21:23
I dreamed, this morning, about cats. Kittens, specifically, and I made the choice to keep sleeping, keep the kittens in my mind for a few minutes more.

My next dream involved a kitten using my leg as a scratching post, but what the hell, he was adorable.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: cloudleo22 on 20 Aug 2016, 09:58
Last week I had a series of intense dreams. The most memorable being the one where me and another person would awake together in a new dimension- and if one of us died (or if we chose to leave, actually) we would simply wake up once more in a different dimension. Thats not to say if he died we'd both leave the dimension though. The longest time I spent on my own was about a month in a dense rainforest space that I particularly liked. The person who leaves first experiences no time passing before we both wake up together in the new dimension.
The dimensions were very different and often quite beautiful.
Sometimes it would be populated with other people, mostly it would be abandoned. My favourites were the abandoned ones, like one desolate sky-scraper city was very pretty at sunset, lots of soft golds and whites. And I fucking love nature which I assume is why I stayed so much longer in the rainforest world, plus the tree house we had appeared in was really nice.
I was killed a few times though, I can vividly remember some sort of tribes person spearing me through the chest, though which universe it happened in eludes me, perhaps it was the rainforest, maybe that's how I eventually left it. Another time someone pushed me off a very tall building, I fell for quite a long time before I left the body. Actually I just remembered that that was the skyscraper city maybe, and it was the other traveller that pushed me because I had asked him to, we spent a lot of our time quite bored actually.
I remember there being many, though most were unremarkable. Some had futuristic technology, but I could never really figure that out. Most were kind of archaic, varying from mudhuts to ancient rome in how advanced their building was. We always woke up in a building though I think, so the worlds all must have been populated at some point. I didn't know the other person I was with, just some projection of myself maybe, though he was pretty normal.
The last world we were in before I woke up was a pretty violent one actually, we had both been captured and tied to these carts drawn by horses. I believed we were going to their leader for whatever reason. They seemed really angry at us for some reason, so I think I was wondering if they thought we had done something we hadn't? Sometimes the people were nice to us, mostly they kept their distance, and a couple of times were like this one where we were met with negativity. I think I made friends with some outsiders in a couple of dimensions, but on average we stayed between a day and a couple of weeks, rarely ever longer, so the connections were never deep.
I can't remember my friends face anymore. I'm feeling kind of sad about that now. We were probably together for roughly six months. It's so strange when large amounts of time appear to pass in dreams. Leaves me with an odd sensation of feeling aged when I wake up.
Anyway, I call dreams like these 'story dreams' and they're usually pretty spectacular. For the most part my dreams are more jumbled and dream like though, sometimes I get hybrids, where story dreams blend and get jumbled a bit, but keep an overarching storyline, they're never as good or as interesting as my true story dreams though.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 05 Sep 2016, 18:56
I had a dream I watched ahead on RASSLIN by myself and felt shop guilty that I knew everything that was going to happen before my Partner.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: sitnspin on 14 Sep 2016, 08:06
Last night I dreamed I was a little kid again and my parents were driving away and leaving me behind. In the dream I knew they were going to die and would never come back, but they didn't know. I screamed at them to come back but they just kept driving away.

Way to be subtle there, subconscious.

Funny how you can think you put something behind you years ago and yet your subconscious can still throw it up in your face like it just happened.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: TRVA123 on 29 Jan 2017, 22:02
Man, I just had the weirdest dream.

So, In this dream I'm back in college, and I come across this person I worked with over the last summer (not a college friend).

Now, in real life, I'm not a fan of this person, they're annoying, oblivious, and a chronic one upper; to the point where someone was talking about their recent BRAIN SURGERY, and this person comes up and then one ups the brain surgery story with their own brain surgery tale. They're not a malicious person, but they're not exactly my cup of tea, either.

But so, in this dream, we start hooking up. And I have this weird really graphic dream about it. Now, in real life, I've never seen this person naked, and I have no idea what any of their anatomy looks like, but in my dream I am seeing everything in such graphic detail. This is also strange for me, because I never really have sexual dreams, and the very few that I have had were nowhere near this graphic.

We finish, and we're lying in bed after, and then suddenly this person just starts pissing on the bed. On MY bed! and I'm like "What the hell are you doing? How the fuck would you ever think this is appropriate?" and their just like "what are you so stressed about, you can just wash the sheets and febreeze the mattress."

The rest of the dream was just me looking for cleaning supplies.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 30 Jan 2017, 14:32
I dreamt that I had successfully pulled Michelle Gomez, but felt that I had to seek my sexual partners' permission to sleep with her, went to seek them out, and as such blew my opportunity.

This is irritating in two ways, because 1. I know that if any of us had a shot at Michelle Gomez the permission would not need to be requested and 2. If they were physically close enough for me to go and find them, I wouldn't be asking for permission but for them to join in.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 31 Jan 2017, 18:51
Had an extremely violent dream. Not going into details because it was really horrible but it has stuck with me all day. Still getting flashes and it makes me feel cold and awful.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: sitnspin on 31 Jan 2017, 18:57
Had an extremely violent dream. Not going into details because it was really horrible but it has stuck with me all day. Still getting flashes and it makes me feel cold and awful.
For years, violent terrifying dreams were the only kind I had. You have my sympathies.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 31 Jan 2017, 19:26
Much appreciated. Thank you.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Blue Kitty on 01 Feb 2017, 06:03
Three nights ago I had a dream where there was this town that was being plagued by ghostly shadows that looked like cats and for some reason I was part of a team that got called in to deal with them. They weren't hurting any one, they were more a nuisance. You could scare them away with a loud noise, like a clap of your hands, but they would always come back. Eventually we found out that there was some huge cat massacre way back in the town's history and we found a way to appease the ghosts and they left

Two nights ago I had a dream that i died, but it was like a video game so I respawned. Unfortunately my old body never disappeared and everyone was still crying over it even though I was perfectly fine. We ended up having a funeral for the body and I was just sitting there in a nice outfit like, "It's not even me, I'm not dead," totally put off by the whole thing

Nothing weird last night
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Morituri on 04 Feb 2017, 23:34
Last night I dreamed geometry.  A complex figure of three overlapping circles, divided into segments consisting of a central hexagon, and then six square-ish pieces and six triangular-ish pieces around the edges.  I say triangle-ish and square-ish because instead of straight sides they have 30 degree arcs - all concave for the hexes, all convex for the triangles, and two of each for the squares.  This makes all the corners exactly ninety degrees and all edges exactly the same length.   The 'overlap' areas are two triangles (at the ends of the overlap) and a square (in the middle).  This allows any of the three circles to rotate, with the result that squares and triangles get swapped around and rotated independently, sort of like corners in a Rubiks cube.  The triangle in the exact center is shared by all three circles.

It gets weirder.  Each triangle corresponds to a permutation of five elements, and even though there are only thirteen triangles in this figure It's somehow very important to work out exactly how many possible unique triangles there are, so...  there are 120 5-permutations, but eighteen of them don't count because they're mirror images of themselves, and the remaining 102 are divided by three because they can appear in any of three different rotations, meaning there are thirty-four possible triangles that are all distinguishable from each other in any rotation...  And each square corresponds to a permutation of four elements, and there are twenty-four four-permutations but six of them are reflections so that leaves only eighteen, but they can appear in two different orientations so that's only nine, and nine isn't enough because this figure needs fifteen squares so the squares have to be five-permutations not four-permutations, and that seems like overkill because it means there are fifty-two possible squares.....

And about that time I'm waking up and going, hey, subconscious, what the hell was that all about?  Why was figuring that stuff out so important?  Why was I working so hard, in my sleep, to track these damn triangles and squares and how they slide and twist as the circles turn in sequence?  What the hell was that permutations business all about? 

I have some odd dreams, but this one was ... odder than most.

Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 12 Feb 2017, 07:36
Three nights ago I had a dream where there was this town that was being plagued by ghostly shadows that looked like cats and for some reason I was part of a team that got called in to deal with them. They weren't hurting any one, they were more a nuisance. You could scare them away with a loud noise, like a clap of your hands, but they would always come back. Eventually we found out that there was some huge cat massacre way back in the town's history and we found a way to appease the ghosts and they left

Are you a DM? That sounds like a side quest to me.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: WishDr on 14 Feb 2017, 22:52
Three nights ago I had a dream where there was this town that was being plagued by ghostly shadows that looked like cats and for some reasons to try venapro (https://ahappygirl.com/venapro-review-results) I was part of a team that got called in to deal with them.

Are you a DM? That sounds like a side quest to me.

Dreams are so weird.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 15 Feb 2017, 05:27
A few nights ago I had a dream in which apparently, the entire milky way galaxy had vanished. As I tried to make sense of this, dream logic went on its merry way around me, leading to a major existential crisis as reality was disintegrating around me. My mind went through every possibility from mad gods to computer simulation but never considered the possibility of a dream. At one point I argued with someone that at this point, the only thing I could be sure of was my own existence. And sure enough, that turned out to be the only real thing.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Stryc9Fuego on 03 Mar 2017, 13:22
Nice. Congrats on your deep-seated sanity. Hold it close, because I have a feeling you're gonna need it.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: 94ssd on 06 Mar 2017, 21:27
I had a dream where the ghost of Debbie Reynolds was haunting one of the dressing rooms at the theatre I work at. She was very nice though. She said something about donating to the theatre. In the dream I knew that she was dead but she didn't seem to realize it.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: 94ssd on 13 Mar 2017, 00:09
I don't know if there is a scientific basis for the phenomenon of fever dreams. But I do know that in my experience dreams that I have while feverish are disturbing and grotesque, past highlights from my dream journal include parts of my body melting away and all my most treasured personal possessions shattering in front of me like glass.

I'm currently running a temperature of 102 F. I don't want to go to sleep but I know I need to rest. I wish I had some Cold and Flu PM-type medicine on hand. It helps me have a more relaxed sleep when sick.

Pretty sure it's been years since the last time I had a fever. The last time I was bed-ridden-level sick was back in June with the whooping cough, but I didn't have a very significant fever then, I suppose maybe because I was vaccinated against it. 
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 13 Mar 2017, 05:05
I had a dream the other night that I got arrested on a cocaine-related charge.

In real life, this would absolutely ruin me. Torch my relationships with my family, and mean I would never work in education again.

It was a vivid, realistic, grounded dream and it was fucking terrifying.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Blue Kitty on 13 Mar 2017, 07:09
From a dream I had two years ago

Quote
I'm not entirely sure why, but the idea of a Breaking Bad/Scooby-Doo mashup was on my mind today. Velma would be Heisenberg, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo would be Jessie, Daphne would be the voice of reason so she's Skylar, and Fred would either be Hank or Mike, depending on whether or not I would add in Scrappy-Doo (Scrappy would be Hank). It all started with, "Like zoinks Scoob, I think Velma's taking this meth thing a little too seriously"

I'm pretty sure I talked about this before
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: ryangoslink on 13 Mar 2017, 07:20
Last night I had a dream that my brother and I were walking through a forest and stumbled upon the house of a witch. She then proceeded to put my brother into an oven and try to cook him. I don't remember what happens next haha
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Case on 13 Mar 2017, 12:36
Last night I had a dream that my brother and I were walking through a forest and stumbled upon the house of a witch. She then proceeded to put my brother into an oven and try to cook him. I don't remember what happens next haha

You didn't learn your Hänsel & Gretel properly, did you? You're supposed to shove her into the oven before she plonks your brother in.

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Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Morituri on 17 Mar 2017, 22:54
Last night I dreamed finding my cat with horrible injuries (abrasions deep enough to expose several bones) and frantically trying to find a vet.  And trying.  And trying.... 
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 02 Apr 2017, 11:10
My fever dreams carry a sense of deep conviction to them, like they're communicating some vital eternal truth.

The latest weird dream is the one where I was Smokey the Bear and was counseling a mad scientist (played by Gene Wilder) not to go too far with his experiment to culture human gut bacteria in vitro.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 29 Apr 2017, 03:32
It's like I just woke up from a movie.

First thing I remember is being part of a bank heist. A bunch of dudes went into a bank wearing all black and ski masks, and the leader boldly proclaimed "This is a robbery," then pulled the fire alarm. He then finds the 'false alarm' button, which stops any sort of response from the authorities. Everyone proceeds to empty the ATMs by cashing cheques (I suppose these were obtained earlier) which also have a chance of giving you extra money, like the ATMs were also slot machines. Bags are filled with cash and everyone gets the hell out.

Cut to the exterior, where we see a security-camera perspective of the group escaping, when suddenly waves of aurorae sweep through the area, knocking all the robbers off their feet and tossing them about. It's someone using telekinesis to take them out. But a floating, black, writhing mass suddenly appears, dispelling the aurorae. Then there's Alan Rickman, saying "She's still out there. I'll disrupt her alpha wave coherence." Cut to an arcane dimension, where he casts a spell with Doctor Strange-like geometrical effects, with a Da Vinci-esque flair to them.

The spell travels through the arcane dimension toward the unseen psychic. Cut to her in a remote location, surrounded by aurorae, concentrating intensely. She does not expect the spell, and when it hits her, we instantly transition to the arcane dimension, like she's knocked into it. A net of geometric patterns covers her skin, writhing magically, and the force of the impact seems to dislodge something from the back of her head. It's a giant iridescent butterfly, which is the source of her power, and as it floats over her head it slowly curls up and transforms into an egg. The egg lands into her hands, and beam of light passes over the arcane dimension, briefly revealing the real world, where the egg is in her hands as well. Moments later, she faints.

There was a lot more background to this but I can't remember it all, which is a damn shame.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Case on 29 Apr 2017, 05:30
It's like I just woke up from a movie.

First thing I remember is being part of a bank heist ...

(http://i.imgur.com/mj53uKp.gif)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 01 May 2017, 06:11
Just now I was being recruited for a Catholic doomsday cult. Three actual Italian priests came to my house and blessed me in Italian. I said "I don't know how to respond to that," and one answered "Also."

They come in, and I check the fridge but it's empty except for a quarter-full bottle of orange juice. One of them shows me a video on his phone that claims many recent world events indicate that doomsday is imminent. It has arguments like "The emancipation of women means an unprecedented decline in birthrates. If this trend continues, it will cause the end of the human race," and "Scientists say that the doomsday clock is two minutes to midnight. We must prepare for the inevitable."
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: JoeCovenant on 01 May 2017, 06:28
Does anyone else have recurring scenarios in dreams, which have little or no bearing on what's actually going on?

I often have a scene in a dream where I suddenly have to drive (or am just suddenly in a car) and having to drive away from something/one quite quickly... but in reverse... and I don't ever try to turn around and look, but only ever using the mirrors for guidance.

Oddly.. I never crash, but I always have VERY close shaves.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 18 Aug 2017, 12:57
I used to have a recurring dream where everyone around me would slowly turn to stone, but haven't for a decade at least.

Recently I'm noticing a pattern to my dreams, which is that they won't end until some kind of tension or conflict is resolved, or I'm about to come to grievous bodily harm. Just this morning I went back to sleep after my alarm rung, ended up in a dream where I fought someone, which de-escalated into an argument, which was then resolved, and only then did I wake up, ten minutes after turning off my alarm. It's always like that, I will never wake up while in an agitated dream state.

The other case - grievous bodily harm - is something many people experience. A few days ago I dreamed a gamey murder-spree in an underwater military facility (while telling myself I shouldn't be doing this) and somewhere a leak sprung, causing a torrent of water to sweep me down a corridor, and when I was about to collide at high speed with a metal bulkhead, everything faded to black and I woke up normally, not with a shock or anything, just like I always do.

I find this strange, because if my brain can simulate the feeling of suddenly being washed away by a torrential flow, it must also be able to simulate being smashed hard against a wall, and that was exactly what I was anticipating. I mean, I've even felt pain in my dreams, after being stung by an insect, so it's not like any experience that should be painful is automatically dream-ending. Maybe there's a brain function that ends dreams when certain sensory regions get over-involved.

That's a thing that always happens in dreams, right? You dream about falling and wake up when you were expecting the impact to happen. Or like Joe describes, there's never an impact but always a very close shave. I wonder why?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Morituri on 21 Aug 2017, 19:25
There is a recurring cat in my dreams.  He's a housecat-looking cat, except for his bright red fur.  I mean, brighter red than any natural fur.  The color of a stop sign or a fire truck.  I have no idea why his fur is red.  He is never close enough to touch, but always seen at a distance. 

I spotted him once as I was going through morning routine, getting ready to go down to breakfast (in my dream) when I heard a teakettle whistling outside. I looked out the window and down into a blacksmith's shop, and saw the teakettle whistling on top of a red-hot anvil. The cat was curled up on the other end of the anvil, peacefully snoozing.  In another dream I spotted him again leaping between trees for distances and with a grace that would make a squirrel proud - or in this case, terrified, since he was chasing one.  And in another dream, at a dance, the cat was perched on the chandelier up next to the ceiling.  No one else had noticed him, and to avoid a general panic it was very important that I should not point him out.

He keeps showing up.  He's apparently pretty indestructible and agile.  Other than that though, he's just a cat and does cat things. Somehow though, whenever he shows up, I have to keep quiet about him because for some reason he's a secret.

Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Tlaloc on 25 Aug 2017, 05:12
 I've switched to early shifts this week, apparently interrupting an REM cycle around 6am in the process. So, here we go.

Cartoon comic, three panels.
Title 'Down in Irish Harlem'
Monkeys ala planet of the apes (original) in elegant victorian dress, think sashes and lots of jewelry. Two women and a boy. All wearing turbans with jeweled segments.

First panel, the boy is crying and the two women look on as a small zeppelin has crashed into his turban.

Second panel, the two women are only in frame, looking to one another. The older one says 'who could have done this?'

Third panel, the two women look out the frame at the reader.

I have no godly idea, but enjoy. :psyduck: :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: audrina on 25 Aug 2017, 05:40
Tsunami...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Gyrre on 23 Sep 2017, 17:48
I had a weird dream that was a mashup of the Dragon Ball and Sonic Universes.

Not sure whether it was more game Sonic, Archie Sonic, or Sonic Boom. But the character designs were hybridized between the two art styles, with a few color changes to the DB outfits. It might have leaned a bit more toward Sonic Boom since the characters were all a bit taller than the other series would indicate (Sonic-Goku was 4′9″ instead of 4′5″. The five mashups I specifically remember are Sonic-Goku, Krillin-Tails, Amy-Bulma, Vegeta-Shadow, and Uncle Chuck- Master Roshi.

I wish I could remember more of the character mashups, but the story mostly focused on Krillin-Tails’ two kids. *shakes fist at DB GT* I’m really curious who the Soniverse mashup for Lazuli (Android 18) was since her kids were ¾ of the dream. Sonic-Goku was dealing with some sort of monster curse (not the the aglæca ígl ⃰  form from Unleashed). That would have probably been more interesting. Especially since he was able to wear a cowl to hide it.


⃰  aglæca ígl > ‘aglæca’ ferocious fighter, ‘ígl’ hedgehog.
werehog > ‘were’ man, ‘hog’ pig
Also, ‘werehog’ just plain sounds stupid.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 24 Jan 2018, 11:29
Had a dream that I was hanging out with some of my favourite social media people and other celebrities and at one point, one of them was kinda flirty with me and I now have a mini crush on my idea of this person. This seems to be something that happens once or twice every year to me.

Also had a bonus dream about getting new guinea pigs and they were running about on the floor all squeaky and happy and I woke up in a great mood. Neat.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Grognard on 05 Feb 2018, 21:12
had one the other night:
I'm being chased. then Captured & beaten.
I manage to escape.
Chased. captured. beaten.
escape again.
Chased like I've got a homing beacon: nothing I can do loses the attacker.
captured. beaten.
Escape again.
This time, I'm ready to FIGHT.
Obtain weapon, ambush attacker.
I get captured and beaten again.
etc...
etc...
etc..
I woke up feeling like I'd run 20 miles.  :(

Psychological Analysis, anyone?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 08 Feb 2018, 03:18
Ever have one of those dreams that make you think "Man, I have got to remember that one" while still asleep? Last night I had one of those. It was astonishing in how detailed it was, not in the sensory way but conceptually. I had just watched this video about mosquitoes (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38gVZgE39K8) and that was enough to prime me to dream about monstrous Triassic murderbugs.

I'm in a village at night, and there are all these fireflies around. They're blue and yellow. Only, they feed on people. Not like a ravenous swarm of locusts, but individually, they bite people and drink their blood. The blue ones seem harmless, maybe they're like normal mosquitoes, but the yellow ones, once they've fed, grow gigantic, roughly to the size of a twelve-year-old human. Horrifying. Once in this form they weren't as dangerous as they looked, though, nor were they especially aggressive. I encountered one and managed to kick it down and crush it by repeatedly stomping on it with both feet.

Oh, but there's more. There are now red fireflies, and they're especially bad news. These are aggressive, and not only do they drink blood, they lay eggs in people as well. Their normal-sized form grows much more quickly after having fed, and once it does, they mercilessly hunt people down to put their eggs in them, which look like grapefruit-sized abcesses filled with glowing red liquid, protruding from the skin. They also cause their prey to become panicked and frenzied, causing them to run away from the attacking bugs, other infected, and towards healthy people for help, all while newly hatched bugs are crawling out of their skin, making them spread exponentially. They can reach critical mass within minutes, an unstoppable tide of bugs and infected humans. So when I heard screaming and saw red fireflies mixed in with the blues and yellows down the street, I ran the other way as fast as my legs could carry me.

In a way, I'm kind of glad my brain decided to use its processing power to craft a nightmare scenario that didn't have me at the center of it, but man. This is disturbing in a way my dreams usually aren't.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Stryc9Fuego on 22 Feb 2018, 09:54
Lately, I've been experiencing where I'd be in a dream, and then I'd have something happen that would tell me beyond a shadow of a doubt that I'm dreaming, but before I can go full Lucid Dreaming, I'd wake up.

It is SO ANNOYING. I feel like I'm really close to being the architect of my own nocturnal reality, but I can't just stay the Hell asleep.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 22 Feb 2018, 10:00
It's inevitable, to a certain degree. Your prefrontal cortex is suppressed while you're sleeping, and if you interfere with that suppression by having pesky self-aware thoughts, your brain automatically goes "ABORT SLEEP" and there goes your lucid dream. You have to be aware of dreaming and simultaneously not think about it too hard to reach stable lucidity.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: JoeCovenant on 23 Feb 2018, 02:22
Lately, I've been experiencing where I'd be in a dream, and then I'd have something happen that would tell me beyond a shadow of a doubt that I'm dreaming, but before I can go full Lucid Dreaming, I'd wake up.

It is SO ANNOYING. I feel like I'm really close to being the architect of my own nocturnal reality, but I can't just stay the Hell asleep.

Man... it took me YEARS to get to grips with lucid dreaming...
And then I kinda got bored with it. (Probably because I never fully locked it down...)

I've spoken with a few people about this, and they too have had bother getting it going... I don't know if it's indicative of some kind of "natural tendency" to be able to do it, but even from a very young age I would have dreams where I became aware during the dream that I was in fact dreaming, and discussed (or at least announced) this to people in the dream.

Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 28 Apr 2018, 09:04
Darth Vader fights Obi Wan with a lightsaber in one hand and the infinity glove in the other. Both kill each other.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: NemesisDancer on 29 Apr 2018, 12:08
I was trying to track down Matt Tuck from Bullet For My Valentine using a sat nav, and he turned out to be working in an Amazon warehouse in Ebbw Vale, in some sort of secretarial role.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Morituri on 15 May 2018, 10:17
We were various animals from various military organizations, having a soccer match, on land that was a patchwork of diplomatic zones, as some kind of military cooperation slash diplomatic exercise.  I was a reticulated python, serving as goalie for the NATO team, and a US Army Ranger (in real life I have never served in the military.  Aside from having no wish to enlist, I was disqualified from even registering for the draft on account of size.  Also, don't even ask me how the rules of the game apply to players without arms, legs, hands, and feet.). 

The winning goal was scored by a Belgian Schnauzer, who tunneled under the goal line while a US Air Force Brown Bear (don't ask me how he qualified for Air Force; in our universe they don't take anyone over 5'11") and an Australian Wombat guarded the entry to his tunnel.  I was pretty sure the Wombat could have made better time tunneling, but also doubt he could've been spared from that guard duty.  The Belgian was deeply concerned by the fact that he'd accidentally come up in Saudi territory; Saudi Arabia wasn't participating in the game, and his tunnel might cause a diplomatic incident. 

The red cat who often haunts my dreams was also present, playing forward for NATO, apparently a member of the UK commando forces, along with an equally red Welsh Dragon from the UK air force.  I didn't get a chance to talk to him.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: NemesisDancer on 15 May 2018, 15:55
Had an awkward QC-themed dream last night in which I hooked up with Sven. However, he kept getting distracted and talking about Final Fantasy characters.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 16 May 2018, 05:58
Actual conversation between a friend of mine and one of his friends:

'I was having a... you know, like a really boring nightmare?'
'A boring nightmare?'
'Yeah.'
'...You mean a dream?'
'...Oh yeah.'
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 18 May 2018, 03:10
I was the representative of the EU in a diplomatic meeting with Trump and Putin. We argued pretty hard.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: JoeCovenant on 18 May 2018, 03:21
Actual conversation between a friend of mine and one of his friends:

'I was having a... you know, like a really boring nightmare?'
'A boring nightmare?'
'Yeah.'
'...You mean a dream?'
'...Oh yeah.'

I can't remember the last time I had a full-on nightmare...
And I'm almost miffed about that!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Meadomancer on 18 May 2018, 05:25
Not exactly nightmares, but I have frequent dreams full of dread and low-grade cthonic horror concerning shaving.  I haven't been clean-shaven in eight years.  I'm not sure what my chin looks like these days. 
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 18 May 2018, 10:32
There was a couple months last year where I was having horribly violent dreams and they'd stay with me for days and I was scared of sleeping for a while. When I did sleep, I'd always wake up in fear and have to turn lights on and it would take hours to calm dow. I actually checked the thread there and I vaguely posted about one. I was very stressed at that time so that was probably the cause. Also getting on meds helped a lot.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Gyrre on 19 May 2018, 16:45
I was my D&D character (an ex-pirate white dragonborn rogue) and he/I was going into either a library or a temple of Ioun. On his way in a little girl told him/me that he/I "looked like grandpa". The kid looked mostly dragonborn, but had a more human looking face and horns a bit too big for a green dragonborn (her grandma was a green dragonborn). Then some tiefling comes over and says "Now sweety, what have I told you about talking to strangers?" Of course, as far as my character kknowsso far in our current game, he doesn't have anykids, let alone grandkids. So, he/I was just flabbergasted and barely managed to speak up in time to ask the teifling WTF (not in those exact words).

I should mention that my character has black-tipped white scales thanks to his father being a black dragonborn and his mother being a white dragonborn (rolled randomly, that's what I got), so he's pretty distinct looking.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: sitnspin on 19 May 2018, 22:43
There was a couple months last year where I was having horribly violent dreams and they'd stay with me for days and I was scared of sleeping for a while. When I did sleep, I'd always wake up in fear and have to turn lights on and it would take hours to calm dow. I actually checked the thread there and I vaguely posted about one. I was very stressed at that time so that was probably the cause. Also getting on meds helped a lot.
Glad you are doing better, now.

I had a similar issue as a teenager following my assault. Every time I fell asleep, I had terrible nightmares. I developed a pretty heavy drug habit for a while trying to avoid sleep. The lack of sleep combined with the trauma and a pre-existing mood disorder resulted in a rather extremely toxic mixture.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Welu on 20 May 2018, 08:43
Thank you.

Sorry to hear you dealt with that. Sleep quality and quantity is a hard thing to have issues with and it can snowball fast. Hope you're doing better.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 19 Jul 2018, 10:47
My entire body was covered in bees, but for some reason it was a singular wasp among them that really bothered me. Maybe I was the bee hivemind?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: cybersmurf on 19 Jul 2018, 13:11
As a kid I had a recurring nightmare during which our house was surrounded by kobolds. Not only that, they all were instances of the same kobold from a German TV show, Pumuckl. Rest of the details fled my mind over the decades.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: SmilingCat on 19 Jul 2018, 23:16
Many years back I had a dream that I was a soldier in the Vietnam war. During the dream, me and the other soldiers visited a brothel of sorts, where the main attraction was a prostitute having sex with some sort of transparent jelly creature in a bath tub. After that, I went to a warehouse elsewhere where I encountered a Vietnamese child who needed to go to a military base for some reason. We got a taxi and went to the military base (riding on the back of the overloaded taxi like some of those pictures you see of trains in India, ducking razor sharp wires stretched across the road). At the military base I was separated from the child and taken to see an officer and a doctor looking over a sick man. The officer demanded I help the sick man, and when I said I couldn't, the officer uttered some sort of ear piercing cry and dissolved into sand.

So I ran. The layout of the base kept changing and every time I tried talking to someone they'd utter the same cry and dissolve the same way. Eventually I realized I was being followed by the grim reaper. I tried to get away, but every time I turned a corner, he'd get a little closer. In the end, he got close enough to swing his scyth, at which point I woke up.

It left an impression.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LeeC on 01 Aug 2018, 06:46
I wasn't sure where to post it, but since it was set off by I dream I think this place will do.

I had a terrible experience last night.  I was in a dream where I was JCVD and I was sneaking around in a hospital/apartment building after some thugs torched all my stuff.  I was climbing a ladder in the fire escape of the hospital when the ladder broke and I grabbed the ledge and pulled myself to it.  I knew in the dream that by touching the cement wall with my chest it would be cold and braced for it.  I then woke up, needing to go to the bathroom.  Getting out of bed, going to and using the bathroom, and returning to bed; I was shivering uncontrollably as if I was nude and it was 20 degrees Fahrenheit. In reality it was 72.  I think it was a psychosomatic response form the dream knowing I would be cold. I did not feel cold to the touch nor did I feel cold in general but I just could not stop shivering like I was. I got back into bed and wrapped myself in warm blankets and I was still shivering continuously.  I woke up my wife and told her I can't stop shivering me and asked her to hold me to get me warm.  After awhile the shivering slowed down and went away and I fell back asleep.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Morituri on 15 Aug 2018, 18:12
I was driving and I saw a kinetic sculpture next to the road.  It was at one of those little "eyeblink towns" you find along freeways that seems to consist of a filling station, a truck stop restaurant, a hotel, and a gift shop.

The kinetic sculpture though, was fascinating and impressive.  It consisted of a silver pylon, on which a thing possibly inspired by a windmill was mounted.  Long silver blades, weirdly curved and twisted, many of them jointed or socketed relative to each other and all balanced so the joints could move without being affected by gravity, caught the languid desert breeze and moved.  It seemed to squirm, twisting and turning and transforming itself as its joints and hinges and sockets and things all moved.  The blades wove in and out around each other in a mesmerizing slow chaos, twisting and turning and sweeping through the same space but never quite colliding.  Every so often they would all reach upward, or sideways, at once, making a silhouette like a stand of squirming saguaro seen through the eyes of someone on LSD. 

I got out of the car and stood staring at the thing for the sort of ambiguously timeless moment that occurs in dreams, where it might have been a few seconds or hours.   I became certain that it was looking back.  But it just plain didn't care about me, and continued its slow-motion dance, with the sky twisting and whirling around it.  It was a sentient thing of some kind, just enjoying its place in the world and the desert heat and the blast-furnace breezes that drove people inside to the relief of airconditioning.

There was a little plaque on the foot of the pylon that probably gave the name of the artist and the sculpture, but the sweeping blades were far too dangerous to get close enough to attempt to read it. 

I was hungry - another condition that never bothered the perfectly placed dancer that (who) loved this place so much - and turned to go into the truck stop for dinner. 

As I did so I saw a much larger sign - a wooden thing, sloppily hand-painted, in the yard of the house next to the truck stop.  It was one of about four houses in the place - probably everybody who lived in those houses worked at one of the very few businesses.  The sign said, "FREE FOXES."

I wondered whether it referred to a price for foxes offered as pets, or simply described a family of local foxes living free on the desert, or if it was maybe a command to anyone that found foxes constrained by pens.   With this minor mystery unresolved, I think I was looking at the menu when I woke up.

Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: cybersmurf on 16 Aug 2018, 00:16
That sounds.... eerily beautiful.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 14 Nov 2018, 08:07
Does anyone ever find themselves running on all fours in a dream? I have this often. I'm aware that this is not how people run while I'm doing it, but somehow it feels perfectly natural and much easier and faster than running on two legs, completely unlike the reality of running on your hands and feet. Do I have some ancestral quadruped motor patterns in my brain that tell me how to run? Is this the reason why it always seems like you're going through molasses when you run inside a dream? Does my Cretaceous-mammal-dream-brain not understand that humans run on two legs and not four, and when it tries to do the former it doesn't get anywhere?

Or am I secretly just a really smart dog?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 14 Nov 2018, 09:46
Anyone else see that post as just the word 'woof' over and over again?  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Pilchard123 on 14 Nov 2018, 11:20
Pika pika!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: JoeCovenant on 15 Nov 2018, 00:55
Does anyone ever find themselves running on all fours in a dream? I have this often. I'm aware that this is not how people run while I'm doing it, but somehow it feels perfectly natural and much easier and faster than running on two legs, completely unlike the reality of running on your hands and feet. Do I have some ancestral quadruped motor patterns in my brain that tell me how to run? Is this the reason why it always seems like you're going through molasses when you run inside a dream? Does my Cretaceous-mammal-dream-brain not understand that humans run on two legs and not four, and when it tries to do the former it doesn't get anywhere?

Or am I secretly just a really smart dog?

I GET THAT!

Not terribly often, but often enough that it's a *thing*.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Morituri on 15 Nov 2018, 09:58
I've had dreams where running on all-fours (or all-eights), or brachiating through the trees like a monkey with prehensile tail and feet, or flying by flapping my wings, seemed perfectly normal and natural.  But those are not dreams where I occupied anything like human form.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 15 Nov 2018, 11:22
I've had dreams where running on all-fours (or all-eights), or brachiating through the trees like a monkey with prehensile tail and feet, or flying by flapping my wings, seemed perfectly normal and natural.  But those are not dreams where I occupied anything like human form.

Man, I wish I had shapeshifting dreams. Whenever I fly in my dreams I just am somehow able to with my own arms.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Case on 15 Nov 2018, 12:21
Does anyone ever find themselves running on all fours in a dream? I have this often.

I've never had this dream - but a quick Google-search for 'dreaming of running on all fours' reveals that apparently, you're far from the only one (I get almost 4 million hits).


Do I have some ancestral quadruped motor patterns in my brain that tell me how to run?

Maybe? Perhaps Mother Nature got tired of writing specialized locomotion-code for primates time and again (arboreal primates, arboreal primates with prehensile tails, ...) whenever one of our cousins discovered yet another way of tumbling trough the landscape and just decided: "Fuck this - I'm writing a universal BIOS for the buggers now!

If the critters think they'll be happier with a super-sized neocortex and its energy-demands ... OhShit ... What did I do?"


 :laugh:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: cesium133 on 16 Feb 2019, 07:02
Last night I forgot to turn the TV in the living room off before falling asleep. It was on a channel that only shows game shows. I ended up having a dream about being on a quiz show that was hosted by a lion at a zoo. The lion would occasionally interrupt the questions he was asking to snarl at a tiger in a neighboring cage. The answer to the question I remember him asking, "Where did the Wright Brothers make their first flight?", was "Kitty Hawk."  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Castlerook on 17 Feb 2019, 10:26
During the week, I dreamt that a lion had escaped from a local collection and people were warned not to go near the animal. So in this dream, I was walking into the kitchen and I saw the lion was in the back garden, and it was massive, like 8 foot at the shoulder. I tried to warn my sister, but she didn't believe me. I tried to get her to call the Guards, and while she did, it was more "Haha, my brother says there's a lion in our garden."

Then the lion saw me and leapt at me. And that's when I woke up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: hedgie on 17 Feb 2019, 11:57
I'm sure that the big kitty just wanted to play.  Unfortunately, it seems, it thought that you were a big mouse.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Case on 17 Feb 2019, 15:25
Dang! You guys really take your weird dreaming seriously, don't you?  :laugh:

Lions ...
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Castlerook on 17 Feb 2019, 16:00
Dream big or go home.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Grognard on 11 Mar 2019, 18:35
I recently dreamt that I took up farming.
all good, nuthing weird there.
but then, when it was time to harvest, I was pulling out these dehydrated emergency food rations.
rice and beans for the most part.
I knew in my dream that farming doesn't work that way,
so I started picking from another row.
that row was giving me flavor and seasoning packets for the rice and beans.
again, I knew that isn't right, so I went to pick fruit.
... and I was picking packets of vacuum sealed, dehydrated fruit.
so I went to ask ?someone? what was going on.
and I think they were telling me I was growing emergency food rations for the UN (or something)
then they asked me when my crop of dehydrated meats was coming in.
... and I woke up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: cybersmurf on 12 Mar 2019, 03:08
recently, when falling asleep, I keep thinking about stuff amd apparently it turns into lucid dreaming. but then I suddenly come to my senses, immediately forgetting what it was about. like "holy crap, it's right there, why can't I remember?"
it's kind of annoying.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: cesium133 on 23 Mar 2019, 05:33
I think the contents of my dream last night may be best left as a Noodle Incident, but the result of the dream was that after I woke up, I found myself looking up the history of the invention of the photodiode to try to prove my dream's historical inaccuracy. Turns out awake me was wrong (http://www.circuitstoday.com/invention-history-of-phototransistor-and-photodiode).  :psyduck:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Blue Kitty on 23 Mar 2019, 12:06
I had a dream the other night that we took a surprise trip to Japan. I woke up thinking, "How was that a surprise? It takes us almost a whole day to get there, how was I surprised?"
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: cybersmurf on 24 Mar 2019, 02:49
I had a dream the other night that we took a surprise trip to Japan. I woke up thinking, "How was that a surprise? It takes us almost a whole day to get there, how was I surprised?"

You only got told "pack your bags, we're going somewhere!", and you only found out on the airport. Tickets would've given it away anyway.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: JoeCovenant on 25 Mar 2019, 02:26

Had a dream a day or so ago, in which I met myself.
Not that I was watching myself in dream-time 3rd person... There were two of me in the dream.
Never had that before!
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Case on 25 Mar 2019, 08:16

Had a dream a day or so ago, in which I met myself.
Not that I was watching myself in dream-time 3rd person... There were two of me in the dream.
Never had that before!

Your subconscious is obviously trying to tell your there's not enough of you in the world.

Early-onset delusions of grandeur, I'd say.  :wink:
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: JoeCovenant on 25 Mar 2019, 09:02

Had a dream a day or so ago, in which I met myself.
Not that I was watching myself in dream-time 3rd person... There were two of me in the dream.
Never had that before!

Your subconscious is obviously trying to tell your there's not enough of you in the world.

Early-onset delusions of grandeur, I'd say.  :wink:

Took my dreams a LONG time to catch up, then!  :)
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Tova on 25 Mar 2019, 18:44
I was dreaming that I was getting off a train just before being awakened by an announcement that made me realise that we were at my stop and I really needed to get off the train.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: cesium133 on 25 Mar 2019, 19:08
Be careful with those kinds of dreams (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Stop_at_Willoughby).
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: hedgie on 25 Mar 2019, 20:21
I don't mind the nightmares so much anymore.  It's the dreams where I'm happy that are the worst, since I wake up and realise how miserable I am.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: cybersmurf on 25 Mar 2019, 23:26
I just had one of those "I have dreamt this" deja vu moments yesterday at work. It felt like I had experienced a situation before, and I'm certain it came from a dream quite some time ago (something like two years ago I think). What weirds me out: this is my sixth week with this company, they have moved to this office space roughly half a year ago, and I have never been there before my company had moved here, so it's impossible I had drawn pieces of my dream from memories.

Either premonitions, or the unparalleled capability of the human mind to misremembering.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Tova on 25 Mar 2019, 23:58
That sounds like a genuine deja vu moment.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: jwhouk on 26 Mar 2019, 05:11
Had this dream that I was in line for some carnival ride that consisted of laying down in a long misshapen tube while a soft-bladed fan passed overhead. People were getting knocked off the ride by the blades, but when I got on, the blades missed me completely. This apparently shocked the ride operator, who asked me if I was okay. I commented that the ride reminded me of the Cliffhanger ride at Six Flags Great America back in the day.

Then I woke up.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: cybersmurf on 26 Mar 2019, 05:29
That sounds like a genuine deja vu moment.

I get those every now and then. it's extremely weird. logically, rationally, I have to say it's my brain misremembering.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: LTK on 26 Mar 2019, 05:42
I never get deja vu moments, but I do get those flashes of remembrance of a dream I've had the night before, often with no more specifics than "I remember something." Is that what other people describe when they talk about deja vu? Are they just having a nonspecific recollection and attributing it to their surroundings?
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: pwhodges on 26 Mar 2019, 07:48
Déja vu is a specific feeling of having already experienced one's current situation; it can be weird enough to cause momentary confusion.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Thrillho on 26 Mar 2019, 13:51
I get deja vu more when I'm tired and/or anxious. I often get moments of deja vu and it makes me think something terrible is about to happen. Luckily my partners are aware of this and I just need to tell them I had deja vu and they tell me everything's fine.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: JoeCovenant on 27 Mar 2019, 01:20

I often get Vuja De.

A ridiculously powerful feeling that all of this has happened before... to someone else.

Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: Tova on 27 Mar 2019, 02:04
I sometimes get Agnus Dei. A feeling that I am just a lamb.

Seriously though... I've had a feeling of deja vu exactly once in my life. I remember absolutely nothing about it except the bare fact that it happened, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Weird dreams you've had
Post by: de_la_Nae on 10 Apr 2019, 22:11
Once I had a dream where I owned a dive bar or somesuch, and had a private midnight projection screening of an extremely rare (and apparently cursed) film, based on an obscure (and I suppose also cursed) play, itself based on a historical siege of a walled town.

I say shit was cursed because, on attempting to start the film, servitor demons spawned and took us all prisoner in the club, on behalf of the twin elephant gods Merciful Atama and Oboso, The Judgment. And our fates were somehow tied to the film, which focused primarily on the defenders and their struggles in the final days of the siege. In history they lost, though records were unclear whether it was simply bad fortune or betrayal.

As the film went on, it became apparent that the tragic fall of the characters was due to the cruel whims of fate and the ultimately overwhelming power of the enemy, so Merciful Atama won right of conviction, and let us go.

Then the dream restarted. Which is... not uncommon, for me, for a dream to rewind some amount and replay differently. And in this version, the film s