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Re: Weird Dream Thread

Post by Lambuzhao » 31 Jul 2018 17:42

Khemehekis wrote:
21 Jan 2018 11:27
Lambuzhao 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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Re: Weird Dream Thread

Post by Dormouse559 » 31 Jul 2018 17:59

Lambuzhao wrote:
31 Jul 2018 17:42
Khemehekis wrote:
21 Jan 2018 11:27
Lambuzhao wrote:
19 Oct 2017 23:30
"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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Re: Weird Dream Thread

Post by Lambuzhao » 31 Jul 2018 18:05

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 » 31 Jul 2018 18:16

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15 Jun 2018 21:58


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 » 31 Jul 2018 18:20

@Lambu: They sound like pinecones!

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Re: Weird Dream Thread

Post by Dormouse559 » 31 Jul 2018 19:11

Lambuzhao wrote:
31 Jul 2018 18:05
Very good point … …
Oh, you! [:D]

Lambuzhao wrote:
31 Jul 2018 18:16
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' ?
:wat:
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 » 01 Aug 2018 00:15

Creyeditor wrote:
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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Re: Weird Dream Thread

Post by Creyeditor » 01 Aug 2018 20:58

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 » 02 Aug 2018 07:16

eldin raigmore wrote:
31 Jul 2018 18:20
@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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Re: Weird Dream Thread

Post by Khemehekis » 29 Jan 2019 08:25

The night between November 23 and November 24, 2018, I had a dream wherein I was at either a bookstore or a library. I found a thick book whose spine said it was a Japanese dictionary. It looked like an old book, but I was hoping it would be pretty up-to-date so I opened it.

Turned out it was a full-color picture dictionary. I saw several pages with fruits, vegetables, and other foods labeled -- these were near the back of the book. My father, who was at the bookstore/library with me, asked me about the "atlas" I was looking at. I explained that it wasn't an atlas.

I suddenly recognized it as a dictionary I had seen before and enjoyed. (This was one of those false memories that exists in dreams -- no such dictionary exists in the real world.) I opened up closer to the front of the book and looked at the pronoun section. They had lots of illustrations for personal pronouns. "She" and "he" showed a Japanese woman and a Japanese man, respectively. The woman was pushing a man in a wheelchair. I thought about how I had seen two people in wheelchairs so far in that dictionary.

By now, the dictionary was opened up around me and I was surrounded by a 3D world of its pictures, as if I were inside it. I opened to the animals section and saw many mammals and birds as well as a few humans -- they didn't break it down into a wild mammal section, a domestic mammal section, and a bird section the way most picture dictionaries do. The drawings were more colorful and brighter, but more cartoonish than those I had seen in the other sections of the book (the latter of which had a very 1940's feel to them, like some of the illustrations in Seventeen).

I thought about using my pinky nail to scrape out the eyes that were closed upside-down which I remembered from certain people in the humans section, but now I saw that some of the people who had been there before weren't there, which had been a result of reading the dictionary when different people were visiting. Also, it was now night instead of day as it had been the last time I read this book -- or was it day instead of night as it had been the last time?

I was now at the two-page "People" section of the dictionary, looking to view the entries for "man", "woman", "boy", "girl", etc. again and wondering if the people would all be Japanese in the illustrations. There was one brown-haired guy with his eyes closed (right-side-up!) whom I liked looking at from the first time I read it, so I looked for him. Instead I saw this family with a homemaker mother, and three kids, Abby, Sharon, and Ben, whom I also recalled from my last reading of the dictionary. They were a White family.

I remembered them. By now a song was playing. The homemaker mom went on in this song hurrying her kids to do things as they went about their day. After the first two verses, I hoped it wouldn't be over too soon, but now I remembered there was a bridge before the last verse. I thought about the YouTube video from the same franchise as this dictionary that existed of this song, and showed this family in its animation. I decided I would watch the YouTube video when I was done. Then either the bridge or the last of the three verses played, and there were two lines ending with -en words (ten, again, pen, men, etc.), followed by a third line that had the name "Ben" in the middle (Ben, as you'll recall, was the son in the family).

That was the last thing I remember before I woke up.
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Re: Weird Dream Thread

Post by elemtilas » 29 Jan 2019 14:14

Khemehekis wrote:
29 Jan 2019 08:25
The night between November 23 and November 24, 2018, I had a dream wherein I was at either a bookstore or a library. I found a thick book whose spine said it was a Japanese dictionary. It looked like an old book, but I was hoping it would be pretty up-to-date so I opened it.

Turned out it was a full-color picture dictionary. I saw several pages with fruits, vegetables, and other foods labeled -- these were near the back of the book.
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Re: Weird Dream Thread

Post by Khemehekis » 06 Feb 2019 05:39

Cool picture, Elemtilas. Is that the Dorling-Kindersley picture dictionary, by any chance?

And I see yamaimo is a false cognate for yam!
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Post by KaiTheHomoSapien » 25 Feb 2019 17:03

I have a doctor's appointment this morning, so naturally, as someone who is afraid of hospitals and going to the doctor's, I had no fewer than two dreams about it last night.

It was the first one that interested me the most: I was in the hospital, but everything looked very retro, as if it were the 50s or 60s. I went past this large receptionist's desk where several receptionists were all clacking away at typewriters. Past them I was in a dark hallway. I went down one way and saw a bunch of older people with casts and crutches and wheelchairs and figured that wasn't right, so I turned around and went the other way and at the end of the hall I could see newborn babies, so I knew that wasn't right either. I got back out to the receptionists' desk when an older woman came up to the desk and said "I just murdered someone" and all the receptionists started saying "fourth floor!", "you want to the fourth floor, ma'am!", etc. and I thought "do I need to go to the fourth floor too?" So I walked through an elaborate set of old wooden staircases (again, everything was very dark) and when I got to the fourth floor, the top floor, I found I was in a roof garden (more like a roof forest) with apartments and I thought "I could live here".

And that's when I woke up [:P] That dream seemed full of weird symbolism.

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Re: Weird Dream Thread

Post by Khemehekis » 12 Mar 2019 05:21

I was walking home, when I needed to cross the campus of Del Rey Elementary School in Orinda, California, long after the school day had let out there. As I was crossing near the kindergarten buildings, I crossed the athletic fields and saw a thuggish lad in his twenties carrying a big black gun. He shot a bullet, and the bullet ricocheted. He then shot a second bullet, which went into a soft spot in my back (away from my spine). As I did not fall down, I was apparently not hurt badly, and continued walking up to him. I began wondering whether this was a dream. I grabbed the gun from him, and then tried to shoot him, out of self-defense. However, no bullets came out, so I figured the second bullet I had seen him shoot was the last bullet in the cartridge. I carried the gun to the principal's office at Del Rey nonetheless, telling the principal that a twentysomething non-student had a gun on him and had shot me with it. The boy then came in, and his face looked totally big-eyed and worried and spazzed-out-mouthed, just as if it were drawn on like on a cartoon character. I became much more convinced that this was a dream, but the layout of the campus and all the detail in what I saw gave me lingering doubts that I was dreaming. I identified the lad as the hoodlum who had shot me, and he was begging for mercy. I then woke up.
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Post by Khemehekis » 01 Aug 2019 08:35

Some conworlding-related dreams I've had lately:



I was thinking of Yiddish, and reading something on how Yiddish would be handled in a conworld. The book showed color-coded scribbles, mostly two colors dominating the whole picture.

Then, I was introduced to this whole illustrated book of animal-populated nations. Each nation had its own name, and was a fictionalization of, and social commentary on, some real-world nation. The last nation in the book, for instance, Zelazia, was an allegorical representation of some African nation and was peopled with anthropomorphic zebras. These zebras wore human clothes.

I had a false awakening, and tried to tell people about that great book I had read in my dream. Then I started lucid-dreaming and realized I was still asleep. England was the country populated by people. In fact, people of English descent were human in whatever allegorical "nation" they were living in. I escaped a room in which where was a lion after me, turning left and right several times. And the Welsh were turtles. Many of these turtles were wearing trenchcoats and bowlers! I was now climbing aboard a bus populated by anthropomorphic turtles -- including Al Gore and Hillary Clinton! I thought to myself, "I didn't know they were of Welsh descent". I was curious as to how Israel and Jews would be turned into animals.

I finally woke up.




I had this deep dream wherein I was going up and down a multi-story building. There was some agony I was facing but trying to escape, can't remember what it was. I went down into this bookstore story of the building -- probably a university -- and found a book that talked about some ancient language. It said that knowledge of this language's pronunciation would be lost were it not for a contemporary description in another language (with a phonetic writing system) of each of that mysterious language's ninety-odd glyphs. One of the glyphs was to be pronounced fuch, and another to be pronounced fuck.




Just a few nights ago, I dreamt that I was staying at a hotel with my family and escaped my hotel room to explore the area without telling them. I nomadded around for a day until I saw a "Missing adult" poster with my face and name on it. I was in searcj of water, very thirsty. Nothing I drank could quench my thirst. I finally came back to my family and came up with an excuse for getting lost.

I then watched an MTV feature that featured the music to "Flagpole Sitta" by Harvey Danger (the nineties song that goes "I'm not sick, but I'm not well") and that discussed its significance to Generation X. I then watched an MTV show on Millennials. I then considered writing my own Kankonian song (genre undecided) that was fairly recent on the Kankonian timeline, without realizing I was borrowing the melody to "Flagpole Sitta". I considered writing a verse about a middle-ager with a girl's name popular 45 years ago and a young person with a girl's name popular 25 years ago (like writing an English-language song naming characters Heather and Jessica to establish that they are Gen-X and Millennial respectively). I then filled it with references to Kankonian TV shows, and other bits of cultural knowledge from Kankonia and the other Lehola nations, and thought, "I just need to get it all to rhyme and fit the meter". I thought the song would be considered a masterpiece by Kankonians, perhaps the equivalent of Don McLean's "American Pie" in the English-speaking world.
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Post by alynnidalar » 01 Aug 2019 14:43

I had a dream last night about the next US presidential election, in which I had a heated discussion with a coworker over the merits of Kamala Harris--I supported her strongly, he did not. This was unexpected because I have no particular feelings about Kamala Harris, know very little about her positions, and in fact have been scarcely following any news about Democratic presidential candidates. Apparently my subconscious is a big Harris supporter??? Weird.

(also, in my dream it was something like a Clinton-Sanders situation, where Kamala Harris had become wildly popular but didn't get the nomination, and I had taken on the role of a Bernie Bro for her (that is, I was obsessed with her despite her losing the nomination). I have no clue who the actual final candidate was, although I want to say either Elizabeth Warren or Joe Biden. Perhaps I've become a prophet, although I find it unlikely I'd be that obsessed with a single candidate--we'll see in a year, I guess.)

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Re: Weird Dream Thread

Post by qwed117 » 04 Aug 2019 03:00

that dream sounds excessively like something I would have [:P] Maybe the Sandman got mixed up
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