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Re: Weird Dream Thread

Post by Creyeditor » Sat 17 Mar 2018, 15:57

I dreamt of the name 'hrombula' (maybe also 'hrombulus'). I have never heard it before. It seems to be Czech.
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Re: Weird Dream Thread

Post by Dormouse559 » Fri 06 Apr 2018, 15:29

So I've been listening to a lot of podcasts lately, and for the first time last night I had a podcast dream. The podcast was hosted by two women, and they were having a photojournalist on to talk about a new photo essay he'd released. As the photojournalist told his story in the podcast, which I heard as if wearing headphones, I experienced the story from his point of view.

The photojournalist talked about his project, and I saw the photographs. Each was a view down a hallway on each floor of a hotel. In one, a person leaned against the wall looking at their phone. In another, a man about halfway down the hall looked directly at the camera.

The journalist started describing the process of taking the pictures, and I/he was at the hotel, which was castle-like with ivy-draped red brick and patinaed copper roofs. There was a separate elevator tower in the same style connected to the main building by a bridge at the top floor. The journalist said he knew this would be the perfect way to take his pictures. He would ride the elevator up one floor at a time and get out to take a picture down the hallway to his right. I got on the elevator at the ground floor and went to the second floor (first floor for any Brits). I went out into the hall and raised the camera to take a picture. A man about halfway down the hall noticed, and motioned that he would get out of the way, but I motioned that he could stay and snapped the picture. It turned out to be the second photo from earlier, with the man looking directly at the camera. I got back in the elevator and pressed the "Up" button. The next floor up, I again took a picture; this time it was the first photo I'd seen.

When I got back in the elevator, I went to press the "Up" button, but instead I accidentally pressed a button labeled "Ahead". The elevator went completely dark, and I heard machinery working outside it. I felt the elevator car start to move forward as if on an overhead track. On the podcast, the photojournalist said, "Of course, I didn't know it was a rollercoaster." A moment later, the elevator car plunged down a steep slope and then entered a sharp curve. When the elevator eventually came to a rest, I inferred from the sounds I heard that it was on a moving train transporting livestock. I woke up.



Meta-time! That was one of the most narratively cohesive dreams I've had in a long time, but a couple things didn't make sense, even accepting the internal logic of an elevator car that becomes a rollercoaster. If I've described everything understandably, you'll notice that the design of the elevator tower shouldn't have allowed me to get off on each floor; it was separate from the main building with the only connection being at the top floor.

Based on their voices, I can't quite identify the hosts. But I'm pretty sure the photojournalist had the voice of an NPR reporter named Sam Sanders. He has a podcast I listen to regularly.
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Re: Weird Dream Thread

Post by Creyeditor » Fri 06 Apr 2018, 17:36

The elevator thing was the first I noticed. I actually had to read this sentence a few times to be able to parse it.
But what if the tower was actually connected to the building at every level, except the last floor, where there was space for a bridge. because of the angle of the building's roof? Something like this:
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Re: Weird Dream Thread

Post by Dormouse559 » Fri 06 Apr 2018, 18:48

Creyeditor wrote:
Fri 06 Apr 2018, 17:36
The elevator thing was the first I noticed. I actually had to read this sentence a few times to be able to parse it.
But what if the tower was actually connected to the building at every level, except the last floor, where there was space for a bridge. because of the angle of the building's roof?
I thought about that, but I don't think so. The tower was fully separate, like a prettier version of this with only one bridge.
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Post by Creyeditor » Fri 06 Apr 2018, 22:26

So there must have been portals and you didn't notice.
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Re: Weird Dream Thread

Post by Khemehekis » Sun 08 Apr 2018, 00:46

I got aboard a bus. On the bus I saw a sheet of Spanish lessons. There were nine categories of words, one of which was teeth. It had been used to teach some students who used the bus.

I looked at the Body Parts II category. It had several frames, each showing drawings of a woman with a blonde lob and a man with brown hair that looked like a roof. The respective body part was circled on both the woman and the man on each picture. The head/la cabeza showed the backs of their heads circled (one was facing the front, while the other was in profile). The hair/el pelo showed circles that somehow circled their hair. Then they had the chain (no la cadena for some reason), which was somehow categorized as a body part, and had the necklaces around the man's and woman's necks circled.

Soon it turned into an English/Spanish students' dictionary, alphabetically arranged, with the picture categories as a sort of preface. I thought about what words I would want to look up, then I woke up.
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Re: Weird Dream Thread

Post by Birdlang » Sun 08 Apr 2018, 00:59

I dreamt one night this monstrosity.
I was on a mission from a government (I forget which country) to stop a mad scientist woman. I went to her castle and got in without a problem since I was wearing an invisibility cloak issued by the government. I found the mad scientist woman and she was talking to her cohorts, she had long brown hair and looked Mediterranean, maybe Greek or Cypriot, her name was Linnea. Her henchman was a short Japanese man named Fuji and he was speaking in Japanese talking about a cat named Baka-choo with buck teeth and a southern accent and singing "La Cucaracha".
I noticed 2 switches on the wall, a red switch and a green switch. I pressed the green switch, not knowing that the red switch was weirdly the right choice. Soon, I heard a siren wail. I heard a whirring sound from down the hall. I saw a robot guard that looked like an ordinary floor scrubber machine charging towards there. My invisibility cloak protected me against that, then I got into a bumper car-esque escape pod. I jettied out the window, which smashed it, and escaped and through a tracker bomb into the building. It blew up, spread tracker diodes everywhere, and the building exploded. It was a success and I woke up after that.
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Re: Weird Dream Thread

Post by Dormouse559 » Fri 15 Jun 2018, 20:58

I've had a few vivid dreams over the past several nights. I only remember isolated scenes, but I'm writing them down so I don't completely forget them.

Dream No. 1:

I was attempting to pull my car out of a parallel-parking spot, but the car in front of me was moving back and forth and blocking my path. Eventually, I put my car in reverse and smoothly steered out of the space, backward, avoiding the car parked behind me. At the same moment, the car blocking me also reversed, but with me having gotten out of the way, it crashed into the car that had been behind me.

Things I don't remember happened until I was at home. I had a large-ish bag of small orange-colored seeds that if scattered would rapidly turn into small pigs. Even though I thought spreading the seeds was a bad idea, I did it anyway, scattering them in several rooms. I walked around the house, watching more and more pigs appear.

Dream No. 2:

I was reviewing some characteristic of phonology with another person. We were looking at IPA symbols on a long, narrow, horizontal board, with consonants near the left/beginning and vowels near the right/end. We started with the consonants, and when we got to the vowels, someone said that whatever aspect we were considering was less easily defined for vowels.

Things I don't remember happened, and then I was entering a prison with another person. The person was simultaneously an "original character" in her twenties and a woman I know in real life who is in her fifties or sixties; when I try to remember what this person looked like, I don't remember much, just my certainty of this combined identity. The prison was mostly concrete and built around an underground staircase. My companion told me her sister was among the prisoners, but I can't remember if she wanted to see her sister or avoid her. The cells opened onto the staircase, with bars keeping the prisoners in, and as we descended the staircase, I realized the cells were laid out so you could see who was in each cell before they could see you. We went down several floors, but when we started on the next flight of stairs, there was a cell positioned differently than the others, and taken off guard, my companion and I weren't able to see who was in it before reaching it. Inside was a young woman I knew to be my companion's sister. She looked like the character Foxface in "The Hunger Games" movie, but with an '80s style side ponytail. She approached us and said something I don't remember.

Dream No. 3:

I had been charged with teaching two of my friends about "Beowulf" even though I knew nothing about "Beowulf". I think I'd already given them their first lesson. While I was occupied with something in a different, forgotten storyline of the dream, they came up to me and let me know about several errors they'd noticed in my lesson. The first example was that I'd said the "-wulf" in "Beowulf" was a reference to a dog's "woof". They then proceeded to give me a test on aspects of the poem, which I think I managed to guess correctly.
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Re: Weird Dream Thread

Post by Lambuzhao » Tue 31 Jul 2018, 16:42

Khemehekis wrote:
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"They don't stop coming, and they don't stop coming" (from Smashmouth 'Rock Star') was playing in the background, probably.
"Rock Star"? I believe you mean "All Star".
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Post by Dormouse559 » Tue 31 Jul 2018, 16:59

Lambuzhao wrote:
Tue 31 Jul 2018, 16:42
Khemehekis wrote:
Sun 21 Jan 2018, 11:27
Lambuzhao wrote:
Thu 19 Oct 2017, 22:30
"They don't stop coming, and they don't stop coming" (from Smashmouth 'Rock Star') was playing in the background, probably.
"Rock Star"? I believe you mean "All Star".
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Post by Lambuzhao » Tue 31 Jul 2018, 17:05

Very good point … … which I suppose the singer also lacks, being the aforementioned tool of least sharpness in the vertiable shed, as you pointed out.
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Re: Weird Dream Thread

Post by Lambuzhao » Tue 31 Jul 2018, 17:16

Dormouse559 wrote:
Fri 15 Jun 2018, 20:58


Things I don't remember happened until I was at home. I had a large-ish bag of small orange-colored seeds that if scattered would rapidly turn into small pigs. Even though I thought spreading the seeds was a bad idea, I did it anyway, scattering them in several rooms. I walked around the house, watching more and more pigs appear.

Did the pigs appear vegetative in any way?
Did they act like pigs/animals, or just kind of stand there like a plant?
Did you do anything with the pigs? Chased them? Played with them?
How big did they get?
Did you eat the pigs?
If so, did they taste 'porky' or 'veggily' ?
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Your dream is interesting b/c I recently had a dream where I had acquired/collected some hedghog-like creatures that were dead and dried spiny husks of their bodies (like dehydrated mummies). But, between their spines and pangolin-like scales, there were lodged innumerable seeds of some kind of (presumably rare) plant that I wanted to grow.

So, I hung the husks from a window with an Eastern exposure, misted them with water from time to time, and they started to grow seedlings, sort of like a natural chia pet.

[ Clearly I have been working too much with microgreens this summer. :roll:
But they are so tasty in salads, sandwiches & hoagies, soups & ramen, and just to snack on! [:P] ]
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Re: Weird Dream Thread

Post by eldin raigmore » Tue 31 Jul 2018, 17:20

@Lambu: They sound like pinecones!
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Re: Weird Dream Thread

Post by Dormouse559 » Tue 31 Jul 2018, 18:11

Lambuzhao wrote:
Tue 31 Jul 2018, 17:05
Very good point … …
Oh, you! [:D]

Lambuzhao wrote:
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Did the pigs appear vegetative in any way?
Did they act like pigs/animals, or just kind of stand there like a plant?
Did you do anything with the pigs? Chased them? Played with them?
How big did they get?
Did you eat the pigs?
If so, did they taste 'porky' or 'veggily' ?
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They didn't appear very veggie-y.
They acted like pigs. They walked around, maybe made pig noises.
I didn't interact with the pigs. I just kind of walked among them.
They stayed small, roughly chihuahua size, but there were a lot of them, so it probably got a little hard for me to move around.
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Lambuzhao wrote:Your dream is interesting b/c I recently had a dream where I had acquired/collected some hedghog-like creatures that were dead and dried spiny husks of their bodies (like dehydrated mummies). But, between their spines and pangolin-like scales, there were lodged innumerable seeds of some kind of (presumably rare) plant that I wanted to grow.

So, I hung the husks from a window with an Eastern exposure, misted them with water from time to time, and they started to grow seedlings, sort of like a natural chia pet.
Hey, that's pretty neat. I agree with eldin on the pinecone thought. What did the seedlings look like?
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Re: Weird Dream Thread

Post by Lambuzhao » Tue 31 Jul 2018, 23:15

Creyeditor wrote:
Sat 17 Mar 2018, 15:57
I dreamt of the name 'hrombula' (maybe also 'hrombulus'). I have never heard it before. It seems to be Czech.
Sorry I'm responding so late -

Was electricity, lightning, or the like, involved somehow?


https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstr ... grom%D1%8A

Could be of Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian, Belarusian, or Sorbian provenance.

*hromula (without the /b/ ) sounds a little more like a (westerly) Slavic name.
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Post by Creyeditor » Wed 01 Aug 2018, 19:58

IIRC, it was the name we wanted to give to some pet. It was a dog, I think, but I only remember its dog bowl. Might have very well been Hromula, because I remember connecting it to Romulus in my dream. If it's really derived from thunder, that's a fitting name for a mysterious dog.
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Re: Weird Dream Thread

Post by Lambuzhao » Thu 02 Aug 2018, 06:16

eldin raigmore wrote:
Tue 31 Jul 2018, 17:20
@Lambu: They sound like pinecones!
Right?!? :roll:

No, actually they clearly had wizened dry faces, and dessicated curled up limbs. Furthermore, they had pangolin like scales, but each scale had two or more 'velcros' just like the velcros on burdock burrs. They were quite grippy and sticktoitive, like burdock burrs, only larger, and indeed, in a general pinecone sort of shape, yet they had an almost furry appearance.

But after the dream, it made me think of smearing peanut butter on pinecones to hang for birds (or thieving squirrels) to eat.

I think I was going to grow the plants for microgreens, b/c lately I'm just obsessed with them. [xP]
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