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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Dr34m(4+(h3r » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:54 pm UTC

I dreamed my likeness was portrayed in a Japanese RPG as a digitized consciousness found on an ancient computer, I guess as a dual reference to Analog: A Hate Story.

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Postby emceng » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:41 pm UTC

I was at a huge event - concert or fair or something. Lots of tents. It was mid morning and I was looking for breakfast. Went in this one tent, got some food and was going to check out. The cashier was turned away from me and someone said 'Data'. I realized he was Brent Spiner.
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Dr34m(4+(h3r » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:09 pm UTC

I dreamed I was arrested for trespassing on my college campus after I sat in on a class and filled out a teacher evaluation form, which they used as evidence against me.

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby New User » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:43 pm UTC

I dreamed that Kanye West came to town, and many people wanted to be his friend, but just because he was rich and famous and would provide his friends with lavish gifts. He had invested in a beer and liquor store that sold my favorite beer, called "Sandcastle" or some other name with the word sand in it. Kanye had given me a yellow paper which indicated that I could buy beer at a special price (although I don't recall actually meeting him in person) and I asked the saleswoman to give me the discount price on several cases of the "Sandcastle" beer. She said they were sold out, and recommended another beer that she told me would be the next big thing. I protested, saying that nobody should be able to predict what would be the next most popular beer unless it was pushed by marketing, and such a marketing ploy makes me want to not buy it. I also told her I was very specific about which beer I want, and that I wanted a "dark" and "porter" beer. She confessed that she didn't know enough about beer to help me, but my yellow paper indicated that I was favored by Kanye West so she offered to take me into a back room so I could sample the beer and choose one I like. As I entered a square hole in the floor with a spiral stairway, another woman was jealous because she that I was getting special treatment. Instead of sampling beer, though, I had to wait while the saleswoman started up a computer in a room with an elaborate media display. Several monitors and network devices were connected through a mess of cables, and it looked rather disorganized and inefficient. She said that the room's arrangement was hastily constructed for the purpose of giving an indication of how Kanye West wanted his media display room to be organized, so it was so messy because it wasn't finished. We had to wait a while for her computer to boot so I woke shortly after.

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Coyne » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:28 pm UTC

I dreamed my head was wrapped tightly in two layers of thick, colorful shrink wrap. There was a 3 mm hole in each layer, aligned to allow gasses to escape. I was warned that, if these became plugged, there would be an explosion...not sure if it was the plastic or my head that would explode.
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Dr34m(4+(h3r » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:14 pm UTC

I dreamed someone presented to me some creature that was a combination of a boob and an ear on a plate, and called it a "miracle". I don't remember the name of this bizarre creature unfortunately, even though I did when I first woke up I didn't write it down so I forgot.

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby emceng » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:12 pm UTC

I was with my mom and sister someplace. We were cleaning, and found some old stuff of mine. There was old food in there, I think a loaf of bread. It expired in 2005. My mom and sister made me promise to throw it away, but I decided I'd eat it later.

I was in a video games, and was the main character. Don't remember much, but was fighting giant lizards or dinosaurs. Then was piloting a helicopter shooting bad guys, throw the windows of a building. Then flew the helicopter through the window and starting shooting bad guys while flying around inside.
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby SuicideJunkie » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:12 pm UTC

Among a series of short scenes, one I remember was a guarded fork in the road, except instead of the classic two guards, one liar and one truthful, there was only one guard.
And he was explaining that "both these paths are perfectly safe with no traps" and that he "definitely didn't stab the truth telling guy and hide the body" and I should totally believe him and not ask questions. :shock:

I didn't believe him.

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Dr34m(4+(h3r » Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:18 pm UTC

Had a dream soldiers were fighting a forest. Since fiat money is paper and printing it causes inflation, they decided trees were the enemy and declared war against them. They were emptying countless rounds into them at close range, occasionally getting killed by a falling tree. Of course, once the trees fell, what were they doing? Turning them into paper to print money with, "to offset the costs of the war"

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Coyne » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:56 am UTC

I was snooping where I didn't belong and found my way into a service/utility room. It contained a couple of parked compact cars and a large service elevator.

The elevator was misbehaving: it would drop about three feet below floor level and then pump up to level again. Being a meddler, I decided to see if I could fix it by sending it to first floor and then bringing it up again.

So when it came level, I reached inside the cage and punched 1. The elevator went down. Then I called it back to fourth. It was still misbehaving, so I decided to do the same thing again.

That time, after I punched 1, the elevator started down and then, without warning, crashed out through the glass wall behind it and fell into the parking lot outside.

I slunk out of the room, hoping no one could discover I had been there and caused the crash. I went down to first floor and found an excuse to go into an office with a view into the parking lot. I pretended to notice all the excitement outside and we all went out to the parking lot.

The elevator was all stretched out across the lot with yellow foam cylinders extending from the cage to the bottom of the failed shaft. Most of the people were focusing on the large size tan SUV that I had vaguely noticed in the cage before it fell. They were trying to rescue the woman inside the SUV, who had survived the fall.

[Ultra horrifying.]
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Postby Coyne » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:56 am UTC

I was snooping where I didn't belong and found my way into a service/utility room. It contained a couple of parked compact cars and a large service elevator.

The elevator was misbehaving: it would drop about three feet below floor level and then pump up to level again. Being a meddler, I decided to see if I could fix it by sending it to first floor and then bringing it up again.

So when it came level, I reached inside the cage and punched 1. The elevator went down. Then I called it back to fourth. It was still misbehaving, so I decided to do the same thing again.

That time, after I punched 1, the elevator started down and then, without warning, crashed out through the glass wall behind it and fell into the parking lot outside.

I slunk out of the room, hoping no one could discover I had been there and caused the crash. I went down to first floor and found an excuse to go into an office with a view into the parking lot. I pretended to notice all the excitement outside and we all went out to the parking lot.

The elevator was all stretched out across the lot with yellow foam cylinders extending from the cage to the bottom of the failed shaft. Most of the people were focusing on the large size tan SUV that I had vaguely noticed in the cage before it fell. They were trying to rescue the woman inside the SUV, who had survived the fall.

[Ultra horrifying.]
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby New User » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:53 am UTC

I dreamed that the Leonid meteor shower was actually causing meteorites to impact my neighborhood, very close to my home. At first I heard the noise and thought it was bombs, but I looked out a window and saw the meteorites impacting the ground. I told my mother that we should go to the basement for safety. The basement was unused and there were many spiderwebs. She was fascinated by a large spiderweb, but I was more concerned with the meteorites. The creator of the large spiderweb was, unrealistically, an albino tarantula, which eventually took interest in me and started to chase me around the room.

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Soupspoon » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:28 am UTC

Last night, amongst all the other interesting things, I dreamt I was hanging out with the actor who played Lando Calimari. Not Lando Calrissian or a Mon Calimari, but the 'famous' character of Lando Calimari. Who is neither black, nor a fish. We didn't make a big fuss about it, because we were long-term friends.

This was a while ago, of course. My friend hasn't aged badly, or anything, but he's gone down the route of semi-designer facial hair, somewhat like Robert Downey Jr has had at times. He's also not an imposing person in real life (the silver screen put height and impact on his original scrawny frame, and he's transitioned into a pocket-powerpack of wiriness, probably due to a sensible gym routine, maybe like a sharper version of Tom Cruise). So when, at some point, it sorta got let slip to someone that, "Hey, this is the guy who played Mon Calimari" (not in a "Do you know who this is?" punt to capitalise on celebrity, just a slip) there was some incredulity. You could see them trying to bring the film(s?) to mind, and work out if that guy in them could be this guy here.

(Among the other things in that dream, some other guy I've just met picks up a sign, or maybe a cardboard food box, displaying a logo that features an A, laying flat and sideways to the viewer, and has drawn an 'extrusion' to it to extend its dimensions. It turns out he's not drawn on the surface of this whateveritis, but he's projecting his additional artwork onto from a chest-mounted emitter/projector of some sort, but that's just the medium, and not cheating. I'm intruigued about his efforts, but I wonder aloud whether he might have gotten a better new result by having a counter-rotated A in extrusion (like creating an octahedron by multi-connecting the vertices of two opposing triangles, rather than merely a triangular prism when they're the dame way round). He thinks it would have been a good idea, but then it was in my dream, so I can't really tell if I was right to feel pleased at that.)

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Magnanimous » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:01 am UTC

I was walking through my neighborhood and saw four people sitting around a table talking. I introduced myself, and discovered that they were recording a podcast so I became an impromptu guest. They invited me to play paintball with them and I agreed, but I left to go back home and change clothes.

Then other less coherent dream things happened and I eventually remembered that I was supposed to play paintball. I listened to the episode of their podcast and it was about how some weird guy showed up and wanted to play with them but apparently bailed.

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Deva » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:57 am UTC

Entered a store. May have sold furniture. Charged you for the amount of time spent in the store. Kept friendly cats there. Evidently wanted the cats to lie on you (and maybe fall asleep). Banked on detaining you as long as possible. Built an underground puzzle maze too, just in case.
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Dr34m(4+(h3r » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:18 pm UTC

I dreamed I figured out how to do a backflip and promptly did a lot of backflips.

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby SuicideJunkie » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:07 pm UTC

I was quite miffed about having to waste half my weekend to drive up to the cottage and drop off a Guess Who game (X-Com themed).
I couldn't decide if things had gotten worse or not when I woke up to find it was Wednesday and I had to go to work.

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Postby Coyne » Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:03 am UTC

I worked for a company digging a huge open-pit salt mine. Different sections of the pit were different colors like red, pink, and different shades of off-white and ivory. Snooped around some of the big machines. I was near an edge, looking into the pit, which looked hundreds of feet deep and a mile across.

I collected two cylindrical core samples that were about 2.5 inches in diameter and 9 inches long, one light pink and one slate gray. The ends were rough and irregular, but the outside was polished glossy with raised large lettering, I don't remember what it read. I then collected two more cylinders about the same length and colors but 0.5 inches in diameter and rough-surfaced, not polished.

I was sneaking them out because I wasn't supposed to have them, but if I didn't get them then, they would be buried. One of the pits was mined out and I overheard to two engineers arguing if it should be filled in properly or not. That pit was where I got the cylinders.

I dreamed thinking the winning backfill approach would be cheap and sloppy.
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Dr34m(4+(h3r » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:32 pm UTC

Something about aliens terraforming a moon and it being discernible by observations of energy use, a lunatic pointing this out scientifically and then killing herself by jumping to her death.

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Sizik » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:26 pm UTC

I was looking for houses, and found a street where the high-income residents had platforms built on the sides of the house along the roof for snowblowers. The platforms were attached to the slanted edges of the roof, so that someone could push the snowblower across the roof and remove the snow from it. The platforms were made of metal and painted red, and wealthier residents had more of them, so that one wouldn't have to push the snowblowers up and down the roof, only across. The snowblowers were stored on the platforms when not in use, and just sat there for most of the year. This is something I had never seem before, so I spent much of the rest of the dream trying to use Google image search/street view to find pictures of them, to little success.
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby New User » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:40 pm UTC

I wanted to trade in my car and buy a new one, so I just gave to the keys to a friend (who was kind of like James Franco) to do it for me. I told him not to get the same model of car, but to just get another car like it. Later, I saw the new car he decided to buy, and it was nothing like the 4-door car I expected. It was very small, only large enough for one person. There was no steering wheel. It was steered by moving a panel on the dashboard. There was a pedal on each side of the floor, and I couldn't figure out a reliable way to brake the car. Even when I was trying to park and the engine was off, it would still roll, which was a problem since my first driving experience with this vehicle was on a short pier. I figured it was small and light enough that I could just roll it to a safe place, and when I tried, I found that it was in fact designed to be folded up and carried. I carried it with me, since I was expected at a wedding.

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Dr34m(4+(h3r » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:57 pm UTC

Don't remember much of it, just some commentary someone was making on it "The libtards hate it when someone has the authenticity to actually love corporations. It makes you stand out in self-affirmation against the backdrop of an otherwise nihilist world. Most people think they are introductory Anne Frank hustling a business degree, when they are really [don't remember]"

Edit: I had a lot of cool dreams this morning, very vaguely remembered though. The only thing that really stands out was that there was a way to fire a pellet of pure fissile material from a rail gun in such a way that it would go nuclear.

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Soot Leopard » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:27 pm UTC

Wow. Remind me never to get on your bad side.

The most interesting dream I've remembered from the past few years was something to do with being changed into some sort of dangerous animal to serve in a war (yet all the other soldiers I was with were human so go figure). I had a female handler -- who was a handler both in the sense of the way a spy has a handler and, I guess, in the sense of an animal trainer -- and I was headed for some sort of mission. Before I could even really find out what that mission was we were all betrayed by my handler who turned out to be a spy for the other side or something like that. It was very confusing but still an exciting story while it went on.
And then another dream more recently was entirely tactile and just a very vivid sensation of walking on four legs across what felt, I think, like dirt or maybe pine needles. Animal dreams are pretty normal for me, but that was something else... It left me feeling like I was moving wrong all day.
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby EdgarJPublius » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:13 pm UTC

Went to go see a movie with my dad. It was a western mainly about a guy who was being held captive by some bandits when they got into an argument and killed each other. He escapes and claims the bounties on the bandits, then becomes a bounty hunter who finds groups of bandits and basically Gandalfs them into arguments so he can collect the bounties when they kill each other. At some point, he falls in love with the widow of one of the first bounties he claimed and has to navigate around the fact that he claimed the bounty on her husband even though he wasn't actually the one who killed him. During that part of the plot, he has dinner with the widow and her brother's family. At dinner, the brother talks about what he does and how he got into it and it's clear (although never explicitly stated) that he met a time traveler, heard him describe Amazon and Netflix and like Uber and stuff, and then started a business based on his misunderstandings of the time traveler's descriptions of these things. In particular I remember that the brother didn't like his inlaws, so he signed them up for his service and they send him money and he sends them back stuff he doesn't like that he figures his inlaws would. And apparently they eat it up and love him and his business becomes fantastically successful, even though the economics of it don't make any sense.

Anyway, eventually the main character marries the widow and convinces her to join him in his particular style of bounty hunting. Then towards the end of the movie the projectionist accidentally turned on the hearing impaired subtitles that had some funny editorialization for some reason, and partway through the credits the projectionist swaps in a reel from somewhere in the middle, because apparently even though this is a digital projection where the subtitles can accidentally be turned on by bumping the wrong button or whatever, the reels still have to be manually swapped.


Normally I would save this kind of thing in my private dream journal as an idea for a possible future story, but westerns and time travel are a bit outside my usual wheelhouse, so I thought it would be interesting to put it here and maybe see what other people made of it.
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:33 pm UTC

I think that was the most focused, single-plot, single-POV (though occasionally third-person) dream I've had in ages. Then again, it was the first time I've been day-drinking, hanging out with friends, AND going to bed thoroughly physically exhausted in ages, so there might be some overlap. Not sure how much of it I'd need to spoiler for language and content, but I'm still writing it up in a Word doc over here. A little impressed with my brain for sticking to a thread for so long.

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Sableagle » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:15 am UTC

Playing a game something like Descent ( like this ) but with more complicated missions like rescuing specific people on board a huge enemy ship, which turned into miming the ships' actions while someone was setting tables for a banquet, which "Yeah, sod this." Then it turned into Orcs having come with too great a force for us to stop, and the dinner being the setting for a negotiated surrender, which we had to sabotage by making the Orcs walk away from it so they lost face, and the way we would do this involved local traditions that were very big on drinking wine at specific moments during a banquet, and us carefully making sure they didn't get any wine to drink at those times or any nuts. It was also important that the Orcs had no nuts.
Terribly rude behaviour, really, but ... y'know ... Orc invasion. What do you expect us to be? Polite?
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Deva » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:07 pm UTC

Behaved "internethically" on a store's public computer, according to the owner. Permitted continued use. Offered to go over any concerns too. Presumes concerns over being monitored.

Cannot recall what warranted that, though. Forgot specifics on how long and towards what ends. Seemed very brief, though.
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby New User » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:34 am UTC

On older man and woman (who was very much like Jessica Tandy) lived across the hall from each other in an urban building. I younger man lived in the same building. The younger man was nicknamed "Shakes" because he would appear to shiver often (and looked exactly like John C. Reilly). Also, he seemed autistic. A crime organization or mafia was harassing the older folks, so they had to leave the building, but they were worried about Shakes because he might not be able to take care of himself. Eventually, the man and Shakes found another place to reside, at least temporarily, and I ended up with the woman back at the same building. I asked her questions about everything that had happened, and she told me that she was once married to the man from across the hall, and Shakes was their son, so they both cared for him. The crime organization was targeting them because they ran a website that posted rumors and incriminating evidence against the kinds of shady activities the criminals were involved in. At that point, I was basically acting as her bodyguard.

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Soot Leopard » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:10 pm UTC

Sableagle wrote:Playing a game something like Descent...

Haha, I still play that game once in a while. Did some mapping for it a number of years ago too, though not so much anymore.

I had a couple of weird dreams early this week after a night in the emergency, the only one I vaguely remember had me as a black cat realizing someone was trying to tell me she didn't like my attitude, but in a way where she wouldn't actually say anything about it. And then I tried to explain myself but I wasn't sure if I could talk, and it didn't seem to work very well.
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby New User » Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:37 pm UTC

I dreamed that I needed a shower, and there were two public bathrooms. The one I chose was disgustingly filthy, and I decided that I'd feel dirtier if I showered there. So I entered the other room, and it was quite nice, with over twenty individual shower stalls. The rest of the dream was of me trying to shower, but I kept being interrupted. I don't think I've ever dreamed of showering before.

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Coyne » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:14 am UTC

I dreamed that I was part of the NCIS Los Angeles team (I only watched one episode, and only part of that, I swear). Anyway, the mission was to protect someone who said she needed it. When we arrived at her house, she seemed a bit...overanxious. She had used fluorescent orange arrow stickers to mark all of the spots on her house that needed protecting. There were hundreds of them, from the concrete foundation to the peak of the roof.
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby New User » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:42 pm UTC

I dreamed I was scheduled to participate in an auto race, to take place in the middle of town on a wooden track that was built over a pond. About 75% of the track was over water, and there were no barriers around the track, and it wasn't very large and was quite narrow. I was worried that the vehicle might skid on the slippery wood and fall into the water, which was particularly worrying since I had to provide my own vehicle for the race. I was scheduled to race first. All participants were to race individually, and the winner would be determined by the time taken to finish. I arrived late, but since all participants were simply being timed, it didn't matter that I didn't go first. When I actually begin the race, it wasn't at all like I expected. It was more of a video game or a simulation than an actual auto race.

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:40 pm UTC

Dreamed I was playing the new Path of Exile league, 'Synthesis'... but the game mechanics had been reworked similar to Civilization VI's parallel 'Tech' and 'Civics' research functionality. "Empathy" was a stat now, and it allowed you to spare opponents, who would then grant you buffs for letting them live.

... I THINK I would actually play this game.

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby New User » Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:32 pm UTC

Something about using a magical stringed instrument to become a superhero. I was more like the sidekick, but my power was equal to the superhero. The instrument itself was handheld like a large guitar, but heavy and made of metal. Rather, it should have been heavy, but it was easily carried by me. It had only one string, and it sounded weird but musical. I was part of a secret ancient tribe of people with the skill to use the magical instrument, and there was also something else about each hero having a secret glyph that only he could view. For some reason I had to view my partner's glyph and describe it to him, which was taboo but it was acceptable since we were both members of the secret tribe. The glyph itself was a drawing of a fiery serpent intertwined with another serpent, or a winged serpent, or a bird, or something. I tried to describe it to my partner but I couldn't really tell what was depicted.

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Pfhorrest » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:50 pm UTC

dreamt that I learned that there was something "weird" about marriage in some southeast asian country, something "backward" in a way that was nominally emasculating to the grooms, like they wore the wedding dresses and the brides wore tuxedos or something. also maybe the women were taller than the men? possibly the big masculine women were black and the small feminine men were white? (even though that makes no sense). turned out in the dream to have been just "fake news" promulgated by right-wing trolls on the internet, which then made perfect sense, but i was mildly disappointed because i had kinda liked the idea of being a "man-bride" myself.
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Link » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:42 am UTC

Well, I just woke up from what must be the weirdest dream ever. It started out with actual Nazism being on the rise and Nazis preparing for World War III. That part isn't weird. But somehow they developed this technology to make themselves the size of ants. They'd use this to get into people's homes unnoticed. Then they'd crawl into your ear, and basically "infect" you so you'd start to become more and more racist until eventually you became a full-fledged Nazi. I was in this house which was under attack by these ant-Nazis (complete with tiny helmets and rifles!) and managed to take some down with a blowtorch, but it was a losing battle and the people around me were getting infected. But here's the part where it gets really weird: I somehow found out I had the power to become an anteater, and in this form I could corner someone who was infected and chant in their face in this whiny voice until the Nazis came running out of their ear, so I could eat them.

Just... what.

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Coyne » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:53 am UTC

(From the third person omniscient, as I experienced the dream.)

The dream begins with a young woman and a wizard walking along a dusty rutted road. The wizard had been given the dubious honor of mastering ceremonies at an event, more an imposition than an honor. The only good thing about that was that, to meet his duties, the wizard was permitted to take whatever was needed from a royal warehouse, their destination.

His companion, fortunately quiet and cheerful, was also an imposition he could not avoid. He was responsible for her, and could not safely leave her behind. But he didn't want her along either, for the warehouse was dangerous to the non-magical, which she was.

They arrived and entered the dusty warehouse and came in due course to a room where another woman, the curator, waited. He told the curator he was there for the event, and instructed his companion to wait there in the room.

When he had gone on into the depths of the warehouse, the curator looked with distaste at the young woman. The wizard hadn't even asked for permission to leave her there. She watched the girl and followed her gaze to a dusty red dress hanging by itself on a rack. She asked, "Would you like to try it on?"

"Yes please."

So the curator got down the dress and gave it to the girl to try, but her intent was purely malicious: the dress had killed women who dared try it on. She watched expectantly as the young woman dressed and was a bit nonplussed when nothing seemed to happen except that the dress suddenly looked newly made, without a trace of dust.

Just then the wizard returned and was unpleasantly surprised at the scene; he also knew the history of the dress. He turned to the curator and asked, evenly, "A little joke, maybe?"

Chagrined, the curator replied, "If so, the joke is on me. I have no idea how I'll explain this."

"Your problem." He turned to the girl and asked, "What did you feel when you tried on the dress?"

"Well, at first it was like someone spoke to me, but it was like I didn't hear anything," she said, puzzled, "Maybe I imagined it?"

"Oh, I don't think so. What did it say?"

"It said, 'You're mine,' and it sounded mean and...gloating," she finished.

"And then?"

"It was like something...pushed at me. It didn't exactly hurt, but it didn't feel right, and somehow I managed to push back, thinking it should stop. It did, but then it felt like the dress was surprised." She tilted her head, "But how can a dress be surprised?"

"This one might be. And then?"

"The same voice said, 'My lady, I am yours.'"

There was a short silence in the room and then he said, "Well..." For moment more, he was at a loss as to what to do next. But then he realized what should be next, what had to be next and he asked the young woman seriously, "Will you be my apprentice?"

She wanted to know what an apprentice was and he gave her a brief description: long hours, some dangerous, most dull; learning magic, becoming a wizard. Then she accepted, and that's where I woke up.
In all fairness...

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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:50 pm UTC

I've heard worse starts to stories than that. You should finish it out.
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Coyne » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:27 am UTC

I know, darn it. It's like getting a book with the last pages missing.
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Re: Sleep-time holodeck experiences

Postby Sableagle » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:47 pm UTC

I dreamed of a cat playing with a bit of card and folding it into an origami house.

The dream zoomed out to a whole town of origami buildings, each made out of folded card of some colour.

In one of them, a rather generic bank-manager-looking man was pulling sheets of paper out of a printer, looking at them and discarding them onto the floor. He left a mess. Several cats arrived, played with the pieces of paper, purred, stopped to consider what was on them, communicated briefly and then folded the paper into working miniature aircraft on which they then rode out of the windows and away across the valley.

They were very happy cats.
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