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Dream Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by cybrxkhan, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. cybrxkhan

    cybrxkhan Asian Xwedodah

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    I didn't see one, so I figured I start one.

    Post (ideally, interesting) dreams you've had. I've always them to be good ice breakers, at any rate.


    Anyhow, here's a one I just had today: I dreamt that Mao Zedong led a bloodless coup/revolt against the current communist regime of China in order to establish true democracy and freedom in the PRC. Also, China apparently looks like a cross between a SoCal plaza and a Japanese recreational park.
     
  2. Phrossack

    Phrossack Armored Fish and Armored Men

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  3. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    I'm dreaming right now, you're all figments of my imagination.
     
  4. Kennigit

    Kennigit proud 2 boxer

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    On sunday night I dreamed i went to class to give a quick presentation

    On monday morning I went to class to give a quick presentation
     
  5. Goodfella

    Goodfella Showing results for

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    I dreamed that I had a new seat in class.
     
  6. Rashiminos

    Rashiminos Fool Prophet

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  7. IAM

    IAM Emperor

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    I had a nightmare that I showed up to school fully clothed. I live in a nudist colony.
     
  8. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    There were times in my life when I had crazy elaborate dreams that I remember to this day. I found them fascinating, but wasn't sure how to stimulate my mind so that it would happen more often. These days I don't remember any of my dreams so it kind of sucks. I experimented with lucid dreaming and was able to fool myself into having lucid dreams, and that lasted for a while, but that was years ago.

    I'll write out a couple of the more interesting dreams... None of these happened during my "actively attempting to lucid dream" stage

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    One of the most interesting dreams I ever had (15-20 years ago?) started with me by a lake, close to the shore. I could see members of my family playing on the beach, people swimming in the water, a campsite and so on. I was standing and looking around, strangely almost aware of my surroundings.. almost a lucid state, but I wasn't there yet. I had this weird sense around me that something wasn't quite right. I looked around and noticed that it was getting darker and darker. The sun was going down. I felt a strange connection to my family members on the beach and an emotional wave of .. the way I feel about them washed over me, if that makes sense.

    Then I saw something forming in the sky.. the sky, which looked incredibly imposing and real, with hints of the milky way in a stream going right across. I looked up and there it was, with clouds and everything. An amazing sight. I don't know why, but it was. Maybe because it seemed so real. A strange vortex was starting to form in the sky not too far away in front of me.

    There were many stars in the sky now, somehow, and the vortex was spinning rapidly and giving off a bit of light. Light from stars close to it was distorted. The vortex was far away, but I reached out my right hand, towards it... and before I knew what was going on, it sucked me in, into what then became clear was some sort of a wormhole. Next I felt the feeling of helpnessness and sadness that I was being whisked away without my family knowing. I wasn't sure why, but I knew that they didn't know about the wormhole, even though it was giant and clearly visible. I knew that I would be gone and that they wouldn't know what happened to me. So I felt that... crappiness.. for a bit.

    Next thing I know I'm on another planet and I'm an ant floating on a very small boat-like thing down a "river" of milk or some sort of a white liquid. The planet looked sort of like Mars, with that sort of sand and rocks.

    The strangeness of it all scared me and made me feel uneasy. There were candles at the side of the river and for some reason I decided to grab some of them and inhale some of the fumes. This got me intoxicated and made me feel good, so I continued doing it. The river stopped and I ended up in a hut, with everything around me being blurry and confusing. I lied down and it became clear to me that the fumes from the candles was ant poison of some sort. The doors of the hut then open and my family, who are also ants, rushes in to save me and are there to complain about my bs behaviour. The end.

    When I woke up I felt like I had just witnessed something very profound. It was also very vivid and weird so I've never forgotten about it.

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    I also had a dream once that I was an underwater terminator who was able to shoot giant spinning pointy gears from my hands and it was my job to patrol and defend an underwater elementary school from other underwater terminators. Then I saw another terminator behind the fence, so I started shooting my giant gears at him, and he started shooting one of those crazy giant spinny machineguns from T2 at me. We kept shooting at eachother for the rest of the dream and from what I remember it lasted a very long time. And that's all I remember, that we just stood there shooting at eachother and that the shells from his weapons kept building up into a big pile, my gears doing some damage but for some reason not really.

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    One time I had a dream that was so incredibly vivid that when I woke up I ran to my computer and typed it out on ICQ (remember ICQ?) and sent it to a bunch of people. In the dream I was sucked into the television while watching the news and the dream became partially lucid at that point. I was standing on top of a skyscraper in new york which bordered central park. There was a space shuttle launch being prepped right in the middle of central park. Due to the semi-lucidity, I was able to look around and take in the amazing view of all the skyscrapers and the giant park. It looked magnificent and a bit overwhelming emotionally. There were people on other rooftops observing the launch too. There was a countdown and then the space shuttle started to lift.. but something exploded and it started going sideways.. it blew up and smashed into a building.. People started screaming, things were on fire, there were more explosions, skyscrapers were crumbling, and I was just in a panic.

    That was 2 days before the space shuttle Columbia blew up. And because I had written down the dream right after waking up and sent it to all my friends on impulse (it was just THAT vivid and incredible to me, I have never had a vivid dream like that before) I woke up that day to the phone ringing.. over and over and over.. It was saturday (I doublechecked just now to be sure) and I wanted to sleep in.. eventually I got up and got to the phone but the person had hung up.

    I went on my computer and I had a TON of messages. Everyone wanted to talk to me. I was confused. I wasn't really that popular of a guy.. The messages were people calling me a prophet. Then my friend Corey called me and told me to turn on CNN. So I did and the space shuttle had blown up. And I was all "daaaaaaamn"

    I have more crazy dreams but this is a wall of text so for now I'll save.
     
  9. hobbsyoyo

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    In my dreams I have:
    Witnessed Godzilla destroy my town, then get nuked

    Witnessed my town get nuked

    Bayonetted a child soldier that was holding me captive

    Watched a bunch of nukes go off

    Been visited by aliens

    Beat up my dad

    Fly like an eagle

    Approached the danger zone
     
  10. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    Then of course was the dream in which I biked all the way around Lake Erie, through Cleveland and Erie and all. It went on and on and on and on and on.. I woke up and thought "... well that was weird"

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    I must also laugh at the dream in which I ended up on my grandpa's farm and saw Jimi Hendrix wearing jean overalls, raking leaves and humming along in the distance.. a mystical figure that I couldn't for some reason approach, majestically raking. This made me think "My grandpa must be an important guy, I'm impressed". Then a bunch of Chinese guys showed up wearing very traditional looking Chinese outfits from some sort of historic period I couldn't place at all. They were there to sell my grandpa tea, but he wasn't there.. so I looked through their tea, but I have no idea about ancient Chinese tea, there were too many options and combinations, I told them that my grandpa wasn't there and that they should come back.. but my grandpa WAS there, I just talked to him, so I was getting really nervous that I was totally messing up tea supply operations at my grandpa's farm and that he was going to show up while these guys were still here and punish me for my stupidity. But it all somehow worked out and the tea thing wasn't a big deal.

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    Emotional dreams are easier to remember because they are more likely to leave an impact.. or to scar you for life. This one didn't, but.. I had a weird dream in which I was at the top of a 5-6 story school-like structure. There was a girl standing beside me. I have never seen her in my life, nor do i remember what she looked like. From what I remember she might have very well been a faceless entity. What she looked like didn't matter - but who she was did.

    She was a person who wanted me to trust her. It was just a feeling I had and a big part of the dream. I don't know why or how I knew, but that's what it was. I had to trust her and in the distance a big black cloud was approaching. We started running on the roof and got closer and closer to an edge at the end of a wing.. the clould was getting closer and closer and I had no idea what it was, but I knew that I would cease to exist if it reached me, or worse. She extended her hand and I gulped .. and we got closer to the edge still.. I hesitated but grabbed her arm, and we both jumped off the edge, face first.. but before we hit the ground we somehow lifted up and just barely avoided hitting the ground.. and flew off.. away from the black cloud. We continued holding hands, locked eyes, and smiled. And then I woke up and had to deal with a weird sad emotion that this mystery girl is somebody I will never feel again, but that I wanted to know more about what she was trying to teach me.

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    When I was maybe 8 years old I had this dream which I think was in some parts lucid.. It must have been, but at the time I didn't know what the hell was going on. It was an open world type dream with 0 plot. I was just walking around town.. the town I lived in.. and nothing was going on. People were walking around, cars driving around, people going about their business, but nothing dream-worthy in the works around me.

    So at first I'm all "AWESOME!" and I start exploring stuff, and walking around, and having fun.. but then as I'm doing this I start realizing that I have to eventually wake up and go to school.. and that I would get in big trouble if I wake up late. So I screw around a bit more, but then that feeling gets stronger and stronger and .. it seems like the dream is just TOO DAMN LONG. I was sure that I was sleeping in past my mandated wakeup time and that I really needed to wake up.

    It just wasn't happening though so I started panicking. I didn't want to get in trouble! So I lied down on the sidewalk and let people walk on me. It didn't work! It didn't even hurt.. So I lied down in the middle of the road and a car drove over me and I woke up.

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    I just remembered another weird one from when I was a youngin.. where I went to bed IN a dream. Then I woke up, went to the bathroom, took a poop, brushed my teeth, got dressed, washed my hands, washed my face.. Spend a goddamn half an hour doing my elaborate 8 year old morning routine, and then i WAKE UP and it was all a dream and I have to go wash my face, change into clothes, brush my teeth.. EVERYTHING ALL OVER.. AGAIN. GODDAMN IT, it really annoyed me. And at the time I didn't know any better, I thought that this was a normal dream that might happen again, where you do work that doesn't count. But nope, has never happened again.
     
  11. hobbsyoyo

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    Broken teeth

    shot in head

    Ate by shark (great white)

    astronaut on mars

    astronaut on rocket that is blowing up

    getting major promotions at work

    having some horrible disease

    being bald
     
  12. cybrxkhan

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    I can relate to this; I've had a few memorable dreams where a girl and my connection to her played an important role, often emotional. Oddly I tend to more easily remember such dreams towards the end of the year.

    I had a dream a few years ago - it was during my first year in college I believe, right before New Year's - where I was at some sort of festival or celebration with a bunch of different events and activities. Well, at least I think it was some festival or celebration of sorts, the only event/activity I vaguely remember other than the one that was the main "plot" of the dream revolved around was one that had to do with female porn actresses, and one to do with some stereotypical football jocks.

    Anyhow, in that dream, one of the activities was some sort of crafts contest I was involved - I don't remember what I was supposed to be making, it could've been origami or baskets for all I care, but that's not too relevant. What is relevant was as this contest went on, and I was making my piece of art, I started feeling feelings of inferiority. I felt like I couldn't really do this, that my work was pathetic, that no matter how hard I tried it just wouldn't be amazing.

    Why did I want to make this piece of art in the first place? For a girl, apparently. A very sweet and nice girl, or at least that's what the dream implied to me.

    I don't know what my relationship to her was, at least in this dream world - I suspect some sort of romantic relationship, i.e. girlfriend, wife, etc., but that *might* just be me attributing that aspect to the dream afterwards, for all I know she might've just been a close friend or a sister or something, though I feel there were underlying romantic undertones at the least. Nothing was explicitly stated in the dream otherwise. Overall I didn't interact with this girl in the dream, and in fact she never "appeared" per se; she was, however, definitely a part of that dream world, and did exist and was indeed meaningfully "real" in that world, if that makes sense - kind of like an off-screen character, so to speak.

    Anyhow, my feelings of inferiority made me doubt whether the girl would've appreciated what I was doing. So it seemed that I was making this piece of art not because of the contest, but for her. It was to be a gift for her, in other words. Anyhow my doubt and pessimism started pulling me down emotionally... and then I woke up.

    Immediately after I woke up, I wanted to tell my dream self that the girl would've loved that present, no matter how lame it was, because I seemed to have put all my heart and effort into it. I feel that the dream implied that would've been the case too, but I was just so wound up feeling inferior and doubting my ability that I didn't see that (or, well, at least I never got the chance to in the dream - who knows what would've happened if I kept on dreaming longer). I remember in the few moments in between still-being-asleep and being awake and conscious, I could sort of see her, smiling one of those heart-melting smiles, as if it were as if something - my dream? she herself? myself? - was trying to tell me that, yes, she care about the quality of the thing I made, only appreciate the fact I wanted to make it.

    All in all it was a very powerful dream for me, for some reason. Perhaps because it was, and still is, psychologically relevant to me (dealing with feelings of inferiority). Perhaps also because it had a cute girl.


    I wonder whether there's a reason why cute girls and meaningful life messages seem to go hand in hand in my dreams. Hmm. Probably should look in my diary... oftentimes the only interesting things I write i my diary for periods of time are about dreams, and my longer diary entries tend to deal with dreams.
     
  13. r16

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    truly and really ı was playing Panzer General -the first one , naturally- and in case you know those 5 star games , when you have a 15 strong 500+ experience unit , it's virtually indestructable if you take a little care . Anyhow ı had this parachute battalion and was playing on a map ı wasn't familiar with at all . Advanced that one with all the units ı had and ended the turn . With the fog of war on . Yeah , here comes a Russian paratroop unit 15 strong and 5 stars . A complete rout ... ı remembered that in the morning , 'cause it was like impossible ; enemy units would never be that strong .

    years pass and ı download a Mod called "To the East" and it's intentionally tough . And sure enough it did really happen . The Location ı would identify as the Bend of Dnieper or some other river , the graphics would indicate some lake or dam .

    truly and really . This is not a cloaked reference to the current issues in the Ukraine .
     
  14. eduhum

    eduhum Aahh the gold old days...

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    Warpus, that Central Park shuttle was very moving.

    I remember when I was little, when acknowledging I was in a nightmare, I would say, let's get to my usual procedure, and even it wasn't a lucid dream, I would intentionally blink, and when my eyes had opened again, I was awake in the dark. One night the trick didn't work out who knows why. And I was like F**********

    When I was trekking, in a rural hostel, my iPhone slipped between the wooden floor of an upward floor and the stone wall of house. Since I suspected the hole lead to the basement and I might never have my iPhone again, and it was too late in the night to do anything I was terrified, but only could go to sleep. I counted 12 dreams or so where I would be in my bed, wake up, and see the phone in my hands, or nearby, but when going to seize it, it would disappear cruelly. I got my phone back again in the morning, unharmed, in case you wondered.

    Very interesting dreams are the ones in which you are half awake, half asleep. In one was holding a map of Siberia in my hands, a map which was also Siberia itself (And I was…flying…?) I was the great governor of this region. I was building dams, roads, etc., while at the same time saying 'It's already 8:00 AM, I'm seeing the clock right now as I'm awake. But no, let me first finish governing Siberia and then I'll wake up. Millions of people are depending on me. 15 mins later I was, What was I thinking about earlier??

    A thing most amazing about dreams is that I've invented forms, faces, inventions, places, music, sounds, etc. Totally real and plausible, and have always been amazed at about the 'art dept.' at my brain in my subconscious could be able to invent all those things while inside the dream.
     
  15. Thorgalaeg

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    I usually have dreams i can easily interpret by myself. So not disparated or indecipherable dreams but very clear and obvious ones. Such a simple and uninsteresting person i am.
     
  16. gay_Aleks

    gay_Aleks communism will win.

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    Giraffe with dog bodies as it's multiple heads.

    A rather random and elaborate classical music which for some reason my mind said "It's played by a Hungarian orchestra, dude!".

    A fur carpet.
     

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