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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby emceng » Fri May 25, 2018 2:11 pm UTC

I was in a large house with a bar.

There was a guy that tried to kill me. I think because I’d killed someone with a desiccating gun, kind of like the end of Indiana Jones and the guy that drank from the wrong grail. But I killed the second guy as well. Then someone else came to the door. I had to hide the bones, which looked more like old, dark brown branches. I shoved them into a bunch of other stuff before the other person came in.

They came in and we chatted a little. Then I saw a creepy looking little girl. She morphed into a tentacled alien, and went outside to a table to have lunch. The other guy followed, as did I. The alien made a comment, and it was surprising because they weren’t supposed to be able to understand English(apparently there were lots on Earth). Then the other guy asked the alien if they all still came when called – like if someone calls your name – but they all came if someone called the name ‘Daniel’ in German. They both laughed about that.
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby emceng » Sat May 26, 2018 11:36 am UTC

I was outside the house I grew up in. Saw that a large tree had fallen over, that was already half dead with no branches. I needed my brother's help to chop it up and move it, because I didn't know how to use the chainsaw. He cut it up, and we moved part of it. We talked about how it was easier to do this tree, because the top and bottom had been secured somehow, so when it fell down, just the trunk fell, and the roots didn't come out of the ground.

I was in the 4plex, but I don't know why. So I decided to check the smoke detectors. I was in unit 3 where the three women are, and I went around hitting the test button. Each one I did sounded different, and the floor plan was different and way bigger. At one point I went near a closet with a door ajar, and opened the door to get to a smoke detector that was right above it. There was a woman sitting on a toilet behind the door, so I quickly shut it. That was supposed to be a closet, but there was a bathroom in there now. I moved into a bedroom that was occupied, and said I needed to test the smoke detector. The woman said fine, so I did. While I was doing this a group of her friends came in, and they asked me if it was ok to do something - but I don't know what. They implied but didn't directly say what it was, and I couldn't figure it out. I ended up telling them taking drugs was fine, but that wasn't what they wanted.
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Dr34m(4+(h3r » Sat May 26, 2018 9:50 pm UTC

I had a pretty epic dream this morning but I entirely forgot it.

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby emceng » Sun May 27, 2018 10:58 am UTC

I was in a casino. The management had a policy for the maximum that could be bet at one time, but new management was changing that. The guy that used to be in charge was upset, partly because he cared for the people gambling. He thought that no limit betting would cause more people to go bankrupt, and hurt them. The new people didn't care. So employees were encouraging gambling, and did so to a young guy, 18-25. Then his mom came along and basically said he had no money, all of it was hers, and not to let him try and gamble. Then I was an employee, along with my sister and brother in law, and we were trying to make the rich woman happy. I think I went to get her coffee or tea.

Later, it was more of a video game. I was riding a motorbike along a ledge 6 feet above the rest of the ground, and had to use a stick to gather energy to catch or ignite things. Maybe sheep, or I was herding sheep, or somehow this got me sheep. I did this a few times, then my bike disappeared, and I just ran with the stick behind me sparking, and I was going to stick it into the sheep, but it was getting dark. THen my sister came along because she was worried about me, and we needed to go to the car and leave. I did one more run, then went back to find her. She was near the exit, but first I grabbed a few bags of peanut butter M&Ms because the y sounded good. But then I remembered they upset my stomach so put all but 1 back.
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby emceng » Tue May 29, 2018 1:53 pm UTC

I had gone to work, but was super tired. So I snuck out at about 10 AM to take a nap, either at home or in my car. My sister was at my house, and my car was at our northern facility. I woke up in my house, and asked what time it was. It was around quarter to 6 PM, and I freaked out because I slept through the entire work day, and I was going to get in trouble.
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby emceng » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:27 pm UTC

I was having my bachelor party, and for some reason we were going to a strip club a long drive from home. I didn't really want to go, and felt super tired. We got there, and the bouncer made some comment about my clothing. I looked down, and saw I was wearing swimming trunks on top of cargo shorts.

We went in, and got beers. I was worried about how expensive the beer was going to be. I ordered a round for our group, and it was over $100. I didn't really want to drink anyway, because I was so tired. The strip club was more like a rustic themed bar/restaurant. Log cabin like walls, etc. We hung out for a while drinking beer. At one point I tried to go in this side room that had a bench and tables, like for a separate dining area of a restaurant, and was just going to try and sleep in the corner, but I couldn't. At another point a stripper showed up, and was shooting milk out of her breasts. She shot some into my mouth because it was my party. I went along with it because the guys I was with were encouraging, but I was not enjoying myself.

Pretty sure half the dream was me just being exhausted from only getting one decent night's sleep since about...Wednesday?
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby emceng » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:25 pm UTC

Combo of a dark souls-esque game, Wheel of TIme, and real life.

At one point, was trying to find hidden bad guys, black ajah-ish, but not exactly. Was meeting with this other woman(I was temporarily a woman), and she showed me some nettle leaves that people were going to eat later. But there was white sauce on them, that was poison. We discussed figuring out who had put the poison on the leaves. The other woman said she had to go figure something out. She walked a ways away, then a giant went to attack her. I fled, along with another woman.

Later, was a guy again and battled three skeletons. Died, but came back. It was like a dark souls game.

Another night:
Thought I'd given myself another hernia. started worrying about it, and complaining about the huge cost, and how hernia surgery would cost way more than hiring movers.

I woke up holding my groin, and worried I had gotten another hernia.
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Soupspoon » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:26 pm UTC

There was a weird bit in mine where it seemed that if I gathered up everybody's ties (including the women - and with all persons' agreement, it wasn't like odd or anything) and sort of attached them all round this wire loop thing, then this would stop gender inequality. Somehow. No idea how, but everyone was on board with the idea anyway, so… result?

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby SuicideJunkie » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:19 pm UTC

While the glide ratio provided by outstretched human arms has always been very impressive, I discovered last night that a bald eagle costume is an order of magnitude better.
However, it is also uncomfortably tangly and far more difficult to climb to a good launch point.

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Dr34m(4+(h3r » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:57 pm UTC

I dreamed a somewhat obese man was chased and shot at the top of a cliff inside a cave network of some sort and fell down into a river and became the spirit of the river and anyone who drank from that river became some sort of badass soldier for some reason that I don't understand.

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Soupspoon » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:49 pm UTC

(According to the copy of New Scientists I read parts of from the magazine shelves, today, the dream elements we normally remember are not usually significant to real life. On the other hand, the dream elements we don't normally recall, in a different phase of sleep, often have much relevence.)

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby SecondTalon » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:33 am UTC

Soupspoon wrote:(According to the copy of New Scientists I read parts of from the magazine shelves, today, the dream elements we normally remember are not usually significant to real life. On the other hand, the dream elements we don't normally recall, in a different phase of sleep, often have much relevence.)

How do they know? That's a bit like something stating "People who die of heart attacks have, as their last though, regret for eating all that cheese and bacon", isn't it?
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Soupspoon » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:33 am UTC

SecondTalon wrote:
Soupspoon wrote:(According to the copy of New Scientists I read parts of from the magazine shelves, today, the dream elements we normally remember are not usually significant to real life. On the other hand, the dream elements we don't normally recall, in a different phase of sleep, often have much relevence.)

How do they know? That's a bit like something stating "People who die of heart attacks have, as their last though, regret for eating all that cheese and bacon", isn't it?

They (IIRC, and i'm paraphrasing upon what I'm dredging back from that one quick illicit read-through) compared people who were in different sleep states, by waking them and asking them what they woke them from, and supposedly found the non-REM dreams had a symbology that matched a pre/post-sleep exercise better for those that improved best in the second session, but the REM stuff had no correlation.

And then when they left people undisturbed, in the sleep between tests, none of the testees remembered the exercise-related symbology when asked to recall their naturally-remembered dreams.

(My first thought, assuming I understood it correctly at the time, was that the 'relevant' symbology is just out-recalled by the far more interesting surrealities of the irrelevant stuff. But it was a short article not relating the entire exoeriment xesign, and filtered through my own imperfect understanding and now recollection. So take it all with a pinch of salt.)


My dreams, last night, featured (at one point) a number of home DIY tasks tbat genuinely need to be done, as well as some things (e.g. something about trying to play table-tennis) which I frankly can't see any recent/imminent waking connection with. A bit of a mix, there. (And a natural awakening!)

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Postby emceng » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:25 pm UTC

I was in a mansion. At one point I was with Data, and we were getting phasers out of a locker to fight bad guys. I motioned to point out that someone had been there already and grabbed the phaser rifles.

Other stuff I can't remember, but part of it was walking around trying to solve a mystery.

Then later, there was a naked woman laying on her back a ways away from me, and she seemed larger than a normal person. I was trying to shoot her in the vagina with a laser pointer.
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby poxic » Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:55 pm UTC

I happened to also have a Star Trek dream, though there were no lasers in vaginas. Can't top that.

I was on the set of a Star Trek show, and the real Enterprise crew were there to watch as a special event. There was discussion over changing up the show's actors to better match recent changes that had happened on the ship.Then Cap'n Picard annouced something over the intercom during taping. The show folks started dithering about whether to keep that in the show, retape that part, or retape it but get the actor playing Picard to say the same thing.

It was a bit too meta for my liking.
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby New User » Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:21 pm UTC

I dreamed I was at the supermarket looking for chocolate-covered potato chips. A female employee began to assist me, by just searching through the shelves of potato chips, which is what I was already doing. I told her that I was recently at Mike Tyson's house, and he had some, but he also had a lot of food. I recalled being there and seeing his food, it was like a dream memory I guess. I estimated that Mike Tyson had 50 to 100 boxes of cereal, and also large piles of fruits and vegetables. It almost looked like a supermarket in his home. The supermarket employee said that she also knew Mike Tyson, and she joked that maybe we couldn't find any chocolate-covered potato chips because Mike Tyson had bought them, and they hadn't restocked.

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Bloopy » Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:33 pm UTC

New User wrote:I dreamed I was at the supermarket looking for chocolate-covered potato chips.

I rated these 0/10. Too much salt, didn't go well with the cheap chocolate at all. I don't know if any other brands are any better.

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Coyne » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:08 am UTC

I dreamed my car had a flat. I had two jacks, one that would lift the front, one that would lift the back. After the car was jacked up, I lifted the trunk floor to expose a third jack, a big one, that would have lifted a truck. Under that jack, there were four spare tires, two for the front, two for the back. But they were all flat and useless.

Nothing like being well-prepared, but not prepared at all.

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The dream may have involved the nightmare service station where I take my car to get it repaired, from time to time. But I'm not certain this time. The service station is a recurrent frustration dream in which I'm always taking my disabled car late and can't get it fixed until the next day. Sometimes, I buy cars from the service station. I know where it's supposedly at, it's on West Colonial Blvd and John Young Pkwy (not in real life) and I know the station layout, some of it (but that's not based on anything from real life either). I always park the car in the parking lot on the north side of the building at sundown, and go in through the door on the north side of the service station, their back door.

I have that dream most often when I'm Ill, and then I have it over and over and over until it'll just about drive me bananas. It's one of several similar recurrent frustration dreams I have when I'm Ill.
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:40 pm UTC

Bloopy wrote:
New User wrote:I dreamed I was at the supermarket looking for chocolate-covered potato chips.

I rated these 0/10. Too much salt, didn't go well with the cheap chocolate at all. I don't know if any other brands are any better.
The ones I've had that I didn't make (and making them is just too much trouble) were stale.

0/10, would not recommend.

Making them is... 5/10. It's good, but it's a shitload of trouble for something that's just "good" and not "Holy shit, I need to dig up grandma so I can slap her these are so good"
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Postby New User » Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:47 pm UTC

That's a shame. I like Ruffles. I also like chocolate-covered pretzels, which is a great mix of chocolate and a salty snack underneath the chocolate. So I figured that chocolate-covered Ruffles would be delicious. An internet search has told me that Frito-Lay makes chocolate-covered Wavy Lays, but I haven't tried them. And I agree that making them myself isn't worth the trouble. I made some chocolate-covered pretzels a few times long ago, and though they were delicious, it was time-consuming and made a mess to clean up.

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Sableagle » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:17 am UTC

Back at uni and school, in my old school building, trying to sneak past all the "exam in progress" signs to get to my uni dorm room and get my stuff because I had exams. Someone came and asked me whether I was finding the exams in the part of the hall next to my room interesting, and I told her what would be interesting would be finding my text books. Had no idea where I was supposed to be or when. Glided down the stairs one flight at a time. Found door to outside world locked. Went back up one flight of stairs to ground floor corridor (school was build on a sloping site, so it was up two steps to get in at one end and about twenty halfway along). Ground floor was dark, humid, loud and full of the general public, with neon signs everywhere advertising "TACOS" and in one case "GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS." Met someone I knew from school and asked what had happened to rooms 1 to 8. He told me they were all Mexican restaurants now. (Apparently, I dream that English idiots associate Mexican restaurants with neon signs that say "GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS," and don't dream that I bother to say anything about that.) What used to be main office was now huge multi-restaurant with all the menus at the entrance, in dark gold text on dark blue card in a barely-lit hall. Couldn't read them and, anyway, needed to at least find out whether I needed to be somewhere for an exam.

It's been 24 years since I took exams there.

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Coyne » Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:11 am UTC

My house burned down.

Not my real house, the house of my recurrent dreams. It's quite a house, generally with the same floorplan drawn from a friend's house, but including a four-story tower not in the original and a 15'x30' "kitchen" with glassless windows where the kitchen in the original was that is partly patterned after the basement of the original. (I don't know if there's a basement in the dream house.) There's bedrooms upstairs that I've never seen and two bright, always sunny bedrooms on a hall off one corner of the living room that don't exist in the original. Also off the living room is the ruined grand ballroom (not in the original) with the low ceiling.

The only part usually in good condition is the living room and adjacent bedrooms. The other rooms seem to be in various states of disrepair, though I am certain in the dream that the house exterior is sound. As noted above, the ballroom is ruined, with ceiling water damage, tattered and hanging cloth wallpaper, and trash-littered floor. Sometimes, it is full of stored junk furniture. Sometimes it has bare bulbs for lighting, sometimes it is dark and shadowy.

Nothing ever gets done with the ballroom, but I spend my dreams about the house arranging various improvements to the rest of it, mostly to the tower. Sometimes, I have dreamed i was carrying sheet rock up the tower. Sometimes the tower is almost ready for occupancy. Sometimes I get involved in re-roofing it.

Anyway, I dreamed last night that my recurrent dream house burned (or was still burning) down. Officials were suspicious of arson on my part, but there was no write-off value to speak of, and no insurance, so motive seemed lacking. I also found out last night that I originally partnered with someone else (unidentified) to buy it as an investment, but the partner signed it over to me long ago.

I wonder if my house of recurrent dreams will ever recur, and in what condition?
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Soupspoon » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:02 pm UTC

In last night's epic dream, I spent some part of it telling someone at length about the epic dream within the dream that I had had. It involved my time in the Univeristy of Edinburgh, as I recall, both at the level of the retelling and within the reality being retold.

But as I (seemingly) neither went to UoE nor want to perpetuate my effusive retelling to people of my nested dream-realities (presuming this is the top-level, but of course I could still be the dreaming butterfly) I shall not bore you all with the detail. I have plenty of other things I could bore you with, instead. Lucky yous.

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby The Snide Sniper » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:05 pm UTC

I had dreamt (within a dream) about a game that I used to play. The plot that I remembered was as follows: A professor, whose name I forgot, asks me to recover his stolen experiment. I would confront Team Aqua about it, get it back, and return it to him… and that was as far as I would ever get. I asked my brother what the name of the game was, and he told me it was called Command and Conquer: Pokémon. Now that he reminded me what the game was, I could finally get farther in it! And that's exactly when I woke up.
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Postby Soupspoon » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:31 pm UTC

Last night the saga involved layers of reality. A team of two (of which I was one, though not sure which one) were checking for people with excessive… competence…? like being far too genre-savvy, thus belonging to the next universe over(??) and needing dealing with, as we then slip over to the next universe over and rinse and repeat. And repeat, and repeat and repeat, with minor changes that probably made sense.

At the start it involved a restaurant in a rather brutalist building, with some sort of hidden HQ for our team featuring biometric scanners, that seemed to persist between worlds. Near the end, it had become a more freeform roam around the world(s) and one of the last elements was based very firmly around my childhood hometown, where I spotted someone from my youth acting suspiciously around a house, and then escaping by ?hotwiring? a supercar inexplicably parked up (facing the wrong way!) at a bus stop, with his colleague (someone who I thought I remembered, too, but wasn't too sure). A short time later and/or the next universe over, we got to 'chat' to him, but this was a normally-competent version without the ability to hotwire any car.

And there was some great revelation to this. Which did not survive to wakefulness, so who knows how profound it actually was.

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Postby Coyne » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:05 am UTC

I hate the "profound thought" dreams. Either you wake up and can't remember what idea was so profound or else it is usually inane. How come these things that are clearly so good in the dream turn out to be so completely useless in the real world?
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Soupspoon » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:08 pm UTC

Now I'm home again, I have time to consider a dream segment I had the night before I left. It was basic do-over of the Infinity War plot but differently unfolding. Some banknotes (British) that Doctor Strange 'accidentally' let fall started to grow and reproduce and then attack and envelop <some enemy, not Thanos>, for example, and Loki betrayed everyone by handing over the purple object that was not quite such a gem, and was then fatally punished for having done so (by the same person).,

It was basically another treatment of the general aim and needs of the script, with very little in common with the actual one (some characters, and the leading up to the same result, maybe, though we never got there).

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Postby Coyne » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:55 am UTC

NCIS dream. Spoilered for adult content.


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The NCIS team head arrested a bunch of people. Ziva David had 10 men with their pants down and was keeping them well behaved by tapping the tip of their erections with a small, unfinished wooden mallet.

(Don't ask, I am clueless. Yes, I was impressed by Ziva, but this is just plain weird. It wasn't even erotic.)
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby The Snide Sniper » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:22 pm UTC

My subconcious mind created an entire episode of Doctor Who while I was asleep. These are the details that I remember:
It's the 11th doctor, with Amy and Rory as companions. The TARDIS lands in a snowy pocket dimension (I remember the inhabitants had a special name for this, though I don't remember what that name was) and is approached by a group of human soldiers that recognize him as their commander. They take him back to the base, telling him that they've captured an enemy soldier. When they arrive, the captive is revealed to be a green dalek made of legos. After the doctor exposits that it's a special kind of dalek that feeds off of information, it teleports away with his exposition.
Fast-forward to the climax, where the daleks have a nuke and are threatening to blow up the entire pocket dimension that they're in. The doctor tells Amy and Rory to get inside the TARDIS where they're safe, then with a lengthy argument, convinces the daleks to stand down. Then, he goes into the daleks' base, (which is down a very deep hole) and the daleks gloat that they now have ALL the information, leading into the season finale.
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Postby Coyne » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:58 am UTC

Real world: The team leader at work thought it was funny to chase everyone home on Friday by playing Slim Whitman yodelling Indian Love Call (let's say it is, "unusual fare").

The dream: For some reason I dreamed I was yodeling the song. Doing a decent job, too. Woke myself up.
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Postby emceng » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:33 am UTC

Was watching a children's movie from when I was young. All I can remember is it having a talking tree named something like Tekwin(Tequoin?) Sedin. It was not Pocahontas.

Was on a grassy field with a group of people. We were looking at animals, mainly giant turtles. There was one whose shell was over 6 feet tall. I was talking to my parents, then my mom had to go to the bathroom. I was talking to my dad, and realized I was really talking to no one, since he was dead. That pretty much woke me up.
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby New User » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:37 pm UTC

Two dreams I remember from last night. In the first, I was tired of being bullied by some young woman. So I grabbed her face and dragged her around and told her that if she continued to harass me, I'd throw her to the ground and beat her. She tried to speak but I kept shouting her down. She eventually realized I wasn't going to stand for being bullied so she left me alone. Later, another young woman approached me and said that someone had taken three thousand dollars that belonged to me, and she suspected it was the bully. This made me angry, but she calmed me by telling me that the bully wanted to return the money to me, but was too afraid to speak to me since I told her that I would beat her if she did. So I told the other woman to just get the money from the bully and then give it to me.

The second dream was very detailed, and very well-structured for a dream. I was recruited into some kind of special police or military force, with few members who were given wide liberties in deciding how to accomplish each mission. Since I was the rookie, I didn't go on most of the missions with the more experienced squad members. While the others were away on an important mission, I was the only squad member on a military base, and while riding on a bus, someone noticed that a violent gang of punks entered the neighborhood. The bus driver threw a small explosive device in the street in front of the bus as a diversion, and he drove in a different direction immediately after I stepped off the bus. The punks were dressed like typical punk rockers and kept chanting, "I am an anarchist!" in a very stereotyped fashion. They had violent intentions, and started to surround me. I knew I couldn't fight them, since I had no weapons and there were probably about thirty punks. I was trapped in a narrow alley, but escaped by climbing or vaulting over a short wall. I returned to my squad's headquarters a couple blocks away. Along the way, I warned a military officer and his wife to turn around and leave the neighborhood immediately. As I reached the headquarters building, four other members of the squad returned from their mission. They were dressed like the Ghostbusters, and one of them even looked exactly like Bill Murray. One of the punks approached the building. I went inside the building and asked the security guard if he had a real gun with real bullets. He said he only had a fake gun, but he went outside to challenge the punk anyway. He was captured, along with one of the squad members and another bystander. I looked out of the window and saw that the punk had them tied to chairs, and they were reacting as if they were on fire, even though there was a light rain. Also, the punk was whipping them. They kept screaming in pain. I quickly descended a spiral staircase, and asked the armorer for a real gun with real bullets. He quickly gave me a 9-mm pistol, but parts of it were painted bright orange like a fake gun. I had to ask again for the bullets, and he handed me a full magazine. I loaded the gun and went back to the entrance, and looked out the window again. The glass was streaked from the rain, so it was difficult to see, but I recognized the punk's mohawk haircut. I shot him ten times in the head through the glass, because after three shots he appeared to be only stunned. So I continued shooting until I was sure that he was down. The gun seemed remarkably weak, and I wasn't certain the punk was dead, but I was satisfied that he was no longer a threat. I went outside to help the victims, and their skin and hair was burning in some spots from some kind of acid the punk had used on them. They weren't seriously hurt, though, and all three thanked me for rescuing them.

In both dreams, I used violence to deter or defend myself from another person who had violent intentions toward me. Dreaming of violent punk gangs might be because I recently watched the movie Akira. But I haven't seen Ghostbusters recently, so I've no idea where some of these other ideas could have come from.

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby The Snide Sniper » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:44 pm UTC

I'm traveling at the speed of dream* on a freeway in Minneapolis by foot, and suddenly end up in New York City. After entering a theater there, my dad tells me it was easier to walk than fly because the two cities were so close. A play by Disney/Pixar begins, and I start eating from a tin of Oil-Soaked Edible Ball Bearings™️. I pick up a few from the seats around me, and am mesmerized by the way the oil flows compared to the ball bearings. I am served no less than four slices of pizza by three different staff members, each of which served a different kind of pepperoni pizza. My mom stands up to deliver a specifically-prepared line.

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby emceng » Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:21 pm UTC

I was at a house that my dad lived in. It was made of large stone bricks and there were mice in it. I went behind the walls to try and find the mice.

I was traveling, and my flight got cancelled or re-routed. I was trying to get home, and was waiting for my new flight. At some point I realized I actually was already in Minneapolis, and I was waiting for a flight to Springfield, Illinois. Since it would be dumb to fly hundreds of miles farther from home, I tried to leave. I then realized I'd lost my blue rain jacket, so had to search the airport for it.
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby addams » Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:25 am UTC

That was weird.
A sleeping pill NightMare.

A bunch of men, from charming a 8 year old to boyish 60 somethings were in my apartment running me from room to room.
I was trying to make my bed and go to sleep for Work in the morning. They were trying to movie in and be boys. Weird.

Just weird.
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Pfhorrest » Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:14 am UTC

I dreamt that I wasn’t fondly reminiscing of a camping trip. Not dreaming about the trip itself, just dreaming about sitting around the house remembering the trip.
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby addams » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:46 am UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:I dreamt that I wasn’t fondly reminiscing of a camping trip. Not dreaming about the trip itself, just dreaming about sitting around the house remembering the trip.
Well...That's a layered one.
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby emceng » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:15 pm UTC

I was walking around a lake where there were tents set up for a little craft show/market thing. Wandered around for a while then it was going to rain. We grabbed a tent that wasn't set up and put it up to shelter ourselves. Later I realized I'd left my cell phone someplace and had to go look for it. Started to get a little panicked since I couldn't find it. Went back to a tent near this bridge or isthmus where the market started. In the back of the tent there was a window or open space, and I was able to look at the sky, which was beautiful - dark rain clouds from after the storm was gone. I saw a cell phone I thought was mine, but opened the case and realized it was a different model.
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Coyne » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:17 am UTC

My dream centered around my use of my fancy-dandy hair remover. (This is the one with the remote control, that you don't dare lose because of you don't have it, you can't control the hair remover.) Anyway, I removed a totally amazing amount of hair from all over my body. Thick, wiry, curly, extremely black hair. It was sticky as well, and after being cut had to be stripped off my body like Post-Its. I am sure there was enough of it to make a hair pillow.
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Dr34m(4+(h3r » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:34 am UTC

I dreamed my character froze to death in a game of Pokemon while on one of the northern routes. When I woke up, I realized that Pokemon portrays a much rosier version of homelessness than real life.


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