0430: "Every Damn Morning"

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0430: "Every Damn Morning"

Postby lonelynocturnal » Fri May 30, 2008 4:08 am UTC

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Alt Text: There was something about a cup and a sword and a tree and a green hill ...


This is me. Every morning.

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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby paragon12321 » Fri May 30, 2008 4:10 am UTC

NO LINK!

...ZEPPELIN!!!
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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby Connington » Fri May 30, 2008 4:10 am UTC

I know it's been said before, but... DAMN IT RANDALL MUNROE, GET OUT OF MY HEAD!

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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby sje46 » Fri May 30, 2008 4:11 am UTC

Where's the tree? Does he mean the mushroom cloud?
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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby shadow_spork » Fri May 30, 2008 4:12 am UTC

Randall no!! Get out of my head Randall!! :shock:

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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby Slizyboy » Fri May 30, 2008 4:12 am UTC

The Dark is Rising much?

:edit: And, yarr... makes people give me funny looks in the mornings...

:edit 2: Narnia makes much more sense >.<
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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby digitrev » Fri May 30, 2008 4:14 am UTC

So goddamn annoying.
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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby Forrest » Fri May 30, 2008 4:15 am UTC

So true!

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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby Cavalcadeofcats » Fri May 30, 2008 4:15 am UTC

...huh?

Dark is Rising, yes, but... huh?
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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby Luthen » Fri May 30, 2008 4:16 am UTC

Actually fairly rare for me. Generally I don't remember them at all, otherwise perfectly.

Of course the last one I can remember is the exception.
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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby wing » Fri May 30, 2008 4:18 am UTC

...... I WANT THAT DREAM!

I don't care if I won't remember it.
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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby GodShapedBullet » Fri May 30, 2008 4:19 am UTC

You'd think if nothing else stuck from that dream it would be the zeppelins.

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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby DustinErnst » Fri May 30, 2008 4:19 am UTC

The alt text is a direct reference to The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby Not_a_Spambot » Fri May 30, 2008 4:20 am UTC

Dammit Randal!

I've had this same dream. (The Airship made out of the City just in time.)
Or something like that.

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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby mountaingoat » Fri May 30, 2008 4:21 am UTC

I don't get it at all.

At least with phyiscs/math/computer jokes I can look something up on wikipedia, with this I'm COMPLETELY lost.

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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby Luthen » Fri May 30, 2008 4:22 am UTC

DustinErnst wrote:The alt text is a direct reference to The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

I knew is was familiar.

sean22190 wrote:I don't get it at all.

At least with phyiscs/math/computer jokes I can look something up on wikipedia, with this I'm COMPLETELY lost.

I hope you're not serious.
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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby ArcaneBane » Fri May 30, 2008 4:25 am UTC

lol I created an account just to comment on this comic. Every morning I'll wake up think about the dream I just woke up from and within minutes I've completely forgotten what it was about.

When people talk about their dreams I sit their wondering how they seem to remember them so vividly.

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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby phlip » Fri May 30, 2008 4:27 am UTC

wing wrote:...... I WANT THAT DREAM!

I don't care if I won't remember it.

How do you know you haven't had it?

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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby IpHa » Fri May 30, 2008 4:29 am UTC

I hate it when I know I had an awesome dream, but I can't remember why it was awesome.

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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby thornae » Fri May 30, 2008 4:30 am UTC

Yeah, I know that feeling so well.

My wife, OTOH, will be able to recount in stunning detail the weird cool dream she had.

Must be a memory thing.

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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby Sartorius » Fri May 30, 2008 4:32 am UTC

Man, I wake up from a dream and am all "I'm going to keep thinking about it so that I remember it" and then I don't and I forget it and

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The ones that are really messed up that make me not want to go back to sleep for a few days I tend to remember in detail though.
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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby Glenn Magus Harvey » Fri May 30, 2008 4:34 am UTC

Yeah, I know the feeling. I hate it when I forget dreams. Especially if they're awesome.

lol I created an account just to comment on this comic.


Looks like I'm not the only one who created an account just to comment on a certain comic.

And oops, I thought that alt-text was a Monty Python reference. Then again, I don't know my Monty Python anyway.
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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby aerojad » Fri May 30, 2008 4:36 am UTC

I wish brains came with DVR support
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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby joee » Fri May 30, 2008 4:36 am UTC

Sartorius wrote:The ones that are really messed up that make me not want to go back to sleep for a few days I tend to remember in detail though.


Ditto. I never remember the pleasant ones though (other than, something nice happened in that dream). I remember mundane ones though.

For example, last night I dreamt about meeting my ex's new gf, and doing a puzzle competition.
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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby Nomenclaturist » Fri May 30, 2008 4:38 am UTC

You see, the problem with remembering your dreams is that you go down the stairs too quickly. Our memories are like an etch-a-sketch, you shake them up and they disappear.
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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby TwilightWonder » Fri May 30, 2008 4:38 am UTC

God I hate it when that happens (READ: all the time).

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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Fri May 30, 2008 4:40 am UTC

aerojad wrote:I wish brains came with DVR support
Seconded. Especially if I could also record all A/V input while awake too. :P

This is a perfect representation of how one's dreams fade away in the morning. I often spend 10-15 minutes trying in vain to remember them, only to recall tiny fragments.

My dreams usually aren't that interesting though, so it's not a big deal when I don't remember them.
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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby Rook » Fri May 30, 2008 4:42 am UTC

This is usually me, except that it stops at about the second or third stage; I can remember odd details, but the majority fades away. Last last night there was something involving an open plan mall, and a fast food place, and a distinct lack of strawberry milkshake. It was a horrendously realistic one too.

Like the comic though, I can certainly relate.


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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby platonicduck » Fri May 30, 2008 4:51 am UTC

I don't know the exact science behind it but I do know that moving right when you wake up disrupts the lingerings of REM dreams, so basically there is a higher chance of remembering your dream(s) if you remain still right when you wake up. Plus just concentrating on remembering helps too.

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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby aephoenix » Fri May 30, 2008 5:04 am UTC

I read it as he was having a wonderful dream and woke up.. He was running to tell her about the dream but by the time the words came out he forgot the whole thing.. or the interesting parts, anyway.

That happens to me EVERY FREAKING TIME.

edit: I had a dream a while ago about a final exam which was on a Twinkee-sandwich medium, the questions were in the cream.. It was so livid I wish I could have filmed it and replayed it..
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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby mightymouse1584 » Fri May 30, 2008 5:04 am UTC

a million times yes

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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby kellsbells » Fri May 30, 2008 5:06 am UTC

Wow, this is pretty much every morning of my life. I usually dream somewhat lucidly, so I always think within the dream, "Damn, this is so cool. Don't forget this!" and then after a few moments awake all I remember is that urge to remember along with the vague outline of what actually happened. Except that one dream with the T-rexes. That one I remember perfectly.
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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby space_raptor » Fri May 30, 2008 5:12 am UTC

Yeah, I hate that too.

A very long time ago I had a dream where I was a scuba diver fighting a giant octopus. No, not a squid, an octopus. It's the only dream that I really remember having. All the rest have dropped off the stack, at some point.
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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby stephen » Fri May 30, 2008 5:12 am UTC

I have two points to make.

1) have a pen and paper beside your bed and write down what you remember even before you're fully conscious.

2) Lucid dreaming is fun. If you even have the slightest suspicion that you are dreaming FIND A LIGHT SWITCH AND FLICK IT. Light switches CANNOT turn lights on or off in dreams. If you flick the switch and nothing happens, assume you are dreaming and realise that you are in a lucid dream. Then let the fun commence. Try flying, the higher you get, the higher your level of consciousness at that point (a lucid dream is a dream in which you are conscious). And be careful of "thinking" that you have woken up, usually you have descended further into the dream and end up no longer conscious. Lucid dreaming can be one of the most pleasurable experiences you've ever had. You can do whatever you like and there is no consequences!

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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby okelay » Fri May 30, 2008 5:15 am UTC

Zeppelins! awesome dreams that fade as soon as you wake up!Narnia!!!
Really,Randall, GET OUT OF MY HEAD!

awesome,awesome comics.one of the few where I not only get the reference inmediately,it's something I love as well.it doesn't happen so often with the math/science ones
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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby ++$_ » Fri May 30, 2008 5:15 am UTC

I approve of this comic.

I tend to remember my dreams long enough to at least make some sort of riff on them that will last a while. I don't have zeppelins that often, though, which is disappointing.

Also, once, long before reading VOTDT, I actually did have a dream about a cup and a green hill that I couldn't remember (much of) afterwards. No tree or sword, though. This made it even more spooky to read the book -- it was sort of "C.S. Lewis, get out of my head!"

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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby AixSponsa » Fri May 30, 2008 5:17 am UTC

I'm regularly surprised by other people's experiences of dreams:

Dreaming in full sensory mode - colour, smell, taste, touch?
- Taking control of your dreams, and directing them (lucid dreaming)?
- Remembering 2 or 3 per night, in detail, every night?

I thought EVERYRONE did that!

Then I read this kind of thing, and realize I'm rare and very lucky. I have a full-immersion VR set in my head, every night. Mostly I let it run and marvel at where it takes me. Sometimes, if it starts to go bad, I take control and either stop it or move the story on (I never suffer nightmares.) If it's going especially well, I can extend it, subjectively, and revel in it (usually when I'm flying in a dream.)

Every morning I review what went on the night before, and laugh, maybe write the best bits down, then don't think of it again. :lol:

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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby hoffmanbike » Fri May 30, 2008 5:17 am UTC

at first i was lost, thought this was a reference to line rider (cuz they were sliding down the anchor line,)
then i was trying to figure out what he meant by cup, sword, tree and green hills.
and then about 2 minutes later.................it clicked, as always awesome. as always GTFO of my head (it's creepy goddamit).

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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby TheHand » Fri May 30, 2008 5:32 am UTC

This is one of the best ones in a while I think. An idea that was VERY well executed.

I had a dream a few weeks ago where I was fighting a dragon with I giant Dwarven-style runed mace. Eventually I caught the dragon's head in the screen door to my balcony and smashed its skull repeatedly. It was fun as hell.

Poor dragon.

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Re: "Every Damn Morning" Discussion

Postby GCM » Fri May 30, 2008 5:33 am UTC

True, true. I do remember some of my dreams, but lately it's not been this so much as I don't recall ever having dreams at all, as if I didn't. And I don't recall feeling in the morning "That dream was awesome!", so either I don't have dreams those nights, or there's some sort of drilling nuclear buckshot in my mind.

But this used to happen to me! And I never bothered to get pen and paper anyway.
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