Sunday, 21 May 2017

Dream 822

'Wow An Fire!'
Date: 20 May 2017
Time: 15:00 - 21:30 (I woke up from this dream naturally)
Type of dream: Normal dream
Dream recall: Normal recall 

Scene 1: An Unknown Exterior - Day
I was with a male dream character, who I cannot recall. I knew him in the dream, but I am not sure if I know him in real life. We were both looking down from a height, observing a road, on which I saw R3A and another (unknown in the dream) white male. My companion informed me that R3A and the other male were on their way to a rap battle. They did not see us, as we were at least 2 storeys above them. The road they were on looked like a typical city street. 

I said to my companion that we should invite R3A and his friend to join us. I wasn't actually bothered about R3A's friend, as I did not know him, but I was surprised to see R3A in my vicinity and did not want to miss an opportunity of hanging out with my friend. R3A and his friend joined me and my friend in the building we were in. At one stage I was looking at R3A and it seemed like he was on a screen rather than in my actual location, although I knew that he was actually there in person. It was as if I was watching him on a video, however. 

R3A was in a kitchen, which was not a typical kitchen, in that the room also had another purpose, which I cannot recall, but which seemed significant within the dream. He was walking back and forth in front of some doors, one of which was a refrigerator door. Him walking caused the fridge to set on fire and my male companion was screaming at R3A to do something to extinguish the fire. R3A was able to extinguish the fire by walking in the opposite direction. I was keen for R3A to stay hanging out with us, and he agreed. 

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • R3A as a dream character

Dreamsigns: 
  • I saw R3A as if he was on a video/screen even though he was physically present in my environment
  • Walking in front of a fridge caused it to set on fire

Day Residue: 
  • I had been talking to DL about a meme (see image below) - which features a weird CGI face and a fire, which is extinguished with 'Bepis' (Pepsi). Some versions of this meme refer to 'Boba Bola' (Coca Cola). I associate Coke with R3A as he drinks more of it than anyone else I know (same day)
  • I had mentioned to my flatmate SC that one of the student flats I am responsible for in my job have been fined for misuse of fire equipment (same day)

Waking Reactions: 
It was interesting to see how my Day Residue formed the narrative of this dream.

I may have forgotten some elements of this dream as it seemed longer and more detailed when I first woke up from it. If I recall anything else, I will record it below.

Dream 821

'Hayden Christensen's Prawn Bushes'
Date: 18 May 2017
Time: 06:00 - 15:00 (I woke up from this dream naturally)
Type of dream: Normal dream
Dream recall: Normal recall 

Scene 1: An Unknown Interior - Time Unknown
My Mum was hosting some kind of party, at which there were only a few guests, including a female who I know from real life, but have forgotten (someone quite small) and R3A. I am not sure where the party was being held, because I did not recognise the house - it looked like a normal family home, but not one that I know from real life. There was some conversation at the party and R3A was trying to convince me to go into the bathroom and give him a blowjob, but I was saying that it would be obvious and we couldn't just leave the party right now while everyone was watching. My Mum handed out a large fancy dessert, which had a lemon topping and some whipped cream. The dessert fell on the floor and we all gathered round, kneeling on the floor, eating the dessert from it with spoons. R3A was still trying to get me to go into the bathroom with him and we eventually did - it was my bathroom (my real life bathroom from my flat in Norwich). I cannot recall what happened in the bathroom, as I only recall standing there with him talking at that stage. 

Scene 2: A Supermarket - Day
I was then in a supermarket which seemed a little like the Tesco Express in Norwich City Centre in the way it was laid out, but was not this location specifically. I was looking at the fruit and saw some 'Chinese Pears' - which are also known as 'Custard Apples'. I then saw that there were some round pear-like fruits covered in a fluffy blue skin. These were 'Cotton Pears' - and were a variety which had been imported from abroad. I thought that they were an alternative to 'Satin Pears' and 'Velvet Pears', I was touching them and considering whether to buy them. 

Scene 3: An Exterior - Day
I was then with my cousin CAJ - who had apparently been at the party earlier (she was not the female from Scene 1, and I did not recall her from the first scene, I think I was actually surprised to find she had been at the party within the dream). We had gone out to get some prawns because a special dish was going to be prepared with them, for the party guests. We were walking outside, and we saw an area across some grass, which had some small, low bushes growing. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful summer day. Beside the bushes was Hayden Christensen, who I perceived to be 'in charge' of the situation. He was like a 'supervisor'. As we approached the bushes, we realised that it was a 'pick your own prawns' farm, run by Hayden, who looked at he does as Padawan Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) - even down to the way he was dressed. 

However, in the dream we knew he was 'Hayden' rather than 'Anakin'. He told us that we could pick the prawns from the bush on the right side (there were actually 2 bushes). The prawns were large and in their shells, but already cooked (because they were pink). My cousin and I were picking them from the bush (aiming to get the largest ones, which were the size of tiger prawns) and putting them into a round, pyrex casserole dish. We were examining the prawns and trying to work out which were the best. I said I did not know if R3A liked to eat prawns (and I cannot actually remember ever seeing him eat seafood or asking him about it in real life, so this is accurate). We then looked to the left and saw there was an older man and woman (who were a married couple) picking prawns from the other bush. I said to CAJ that they might have bigger, better prawns on the bush, so I turned to them and said that we wanted to pick from their bush. The couple objected, as we had our own bush, but Hayden said that CAJ and I could pick the prawns from both bushes (because he liked us more, or so I assumed in the dream). We picked a full bowl of bush prawns to take back to my Mum and the guests at the party. 

Scene 5: An Unknown Interior (the Party) - Time Unknown
I was looking at my Mum's back, where some of the flesh was exposed at the top. Between her shoulder blades was a grey hole (like she had metal under her skin - or like the bullet holes which you see when a terminator gets shot in the Terminator movies). I thought that this was definitely a bullet wound. My Mum did not seem bothered by it and I was not worried either, as she was calm and did not seem to be suffering pain or distress from it. 

At some point in the dream, I felt something was wrong with the skin behind my ear (not sure which side). I saw myself in third-person perspective, pulling my ear forward, allowing me (as an external observer) to see what was wrong with my ear. The skin was peeling off. My Mum said: 'It's mild necrosis' and I wasn't worried about it, I just thought that putting some cream on it would heal it. 

We were watching a pianist play at the party.

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • My Mum as a dream character

Dreamsigns: 
  • R3A was at my Mum's party
  • My real life bathroom was in a different house
  • The Cotton/Satin and Velvet Pears
  • Prawns grew on bushes
  • Hayden Christensen was himself - but dressed and styled as Anakin Skywalker - and he was the prawn bush farmer
  • My Mum had a bullet wound in her back, which looked like a hole in metal
  • I had 'mild necrosis' behind my ear

Day Residue: 
  • I had thought about R3A while I was in my bathroom in my house in Norwich (1 day before)
  • I had seen some Chinese Pears/Custard Apples in the shop (same day)
  • I had been feeling fruit (nectarines/peaches) in the shop to check how soft and ripe they were (same day)
  • I had eaten a prawn salad baguette (same day)
  • I have many Hayden Christensen images on my phone (ongoing)
  • I read an online article which stated that Hayden Christensen had become a farmer after taking a hiatus from acting
  • My Mum told me she has to go to hospital for a check-up in relation to kidney stones. During this phone conversation she specifically referred to 'pain in the back' (3 days before)
  • I currently have a red patch of sensitive skin behind my left ear (discovered 1 day after)

Waking Reactions: 
I loved this dream, because, despite there not being much exciting action, it was really fun and I really enjoyed Scene 3 in particular, where my cousin and I were picking prawns from bushes, supervised by Hayden Christensen. It was just a typically bizarre series of dream events, but I was able to clearly identify my Day Residue when I woke up and thought about the dream. When I woke up from the dream, I had a craving to eat prawns!

I may have forgotten some elements of this dream, so if I recall anything else, I will record it below.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Dream 820

'Knob Trophe'
Date: 17 May 2017
Time: 05:00 - 12:00 (I woke up from this dream naturally)
Type of dream: Normal dream
Dream recall: Normal recall 

Scene 1: An Unknown Interior - Day
I know that it was daytime, because I could see the sunshine, but I was inside a building, of which I cannot recall. I was involved with something - with unrecalled dream characters - which seemed to be a lot of hassle to me and I was waiting for it to be over (the same kind of feeling when you are at work and can't wait for the shift to finish). The details of this part of the dream were vague. I do recall seeing a human foetus on a table and that it was luminescent and glowing in yellow and red colours. It did not gross me out or disturb me in any way - it felt normal to see it. I cannot recall the context of why there was a foetus on a table or who was with me when looking at it. 

At some point, I was walking down a corridor in this building which seemed to be like the inside of a hotel, with doors all along each wall. The hallways was in yellowish-brown tones. I knew TPD was in one of the rooms, but I did not know which one. 

Scene 2: An Exterior Scene - Dusk/Twilight
I was then outside and it was dusk or twilight so the sky was a darkening blue colour. It seemed like I was in some kind of small garden with an unrecalled male dream character, who was showing me a very small pond which was in the corner of the garden. The pond was fenced off with small, yellow, ankle-height barriers on 3 sides of it and there were a few ducks swimming on it, but it was so small that they were crammed in together tightly, with no extra space. 

I saw Cheryl Tweedy/Cole/Fernandez-Versini standing outside. She was wearing a pair of distressed/ripped jeans. On the butt of the jeans, where the back pockets would be, the words 'Knob Trophe' were embroidered. In the dream, I knew 'Trophe' meant 'Trophy', but was a 'new version of spelling it'. I also knew that 'Knob Trophe' was a way of expressing that Cheryl collected 'dick pics' from men online. This all made sense to me within the dream. 

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • None of note

Dreamsigns: 
  • I saw a foetus on a table
  • I was with Cheryl Tweedy/Cole/Fernandez-Versini
  • Dream linguistics

Day Residue: 
  • I mentioned TPD in a conversation on the day of this dream
  • I had a discussion about ducks with DL while watching one by the edge of a stream we were sitting beside, a short while before this dream
  • I read an article about Cheryl on the day of this dream - she is making a musical comeback
  • On the day of this dream, a Facebook friend (now unfriended due to him becoming abusive when rejected by me) had written 'Knob??' in my Facebook messages, when I asked what he meant, he clarified he had made a typo and meant to write 'Khobi?' which means 'How are you?' in Farsi/Persian. I had assumed he had meant 'knob' as in 'penis' 
  • Once, many years ago, a woman tried to tell me that Cheryl is of Persian heritage, like myself (she is not, she is fully Caucasian as far as I know). My aunt is called Cheryl and I saw her post on Facebook on the day of this dream too, which may have linked all these elements of the dream

Waking Reactions: 
It was interesting to see how my Day Residue combined within this dream to form the narrative.

I may have forgotten some elements of this long and complex dream, so if I recall anything else, I will record it below.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Dream 819

'Disposing of Dead Bodies'
Date: 14 May 2017
Time: 04:30 - 12:00 (I woke up from this dream naturally)
Type of dream: Vivid dream
Dream recall: Strong recall 

Scene 1: The Crown Public House, Sheringham - Time Unknown
I was in a location which reminded me of The Crown pub in Sheringham, but it may not have actually been this location. The precise spot I thought I was sitting in was that directly below the dartboard, next to the fruit machine and I was joined by a number of dream characters - known to me in the dream - and my Mum. There was a female dream character - white with blonde hair, dressed quite alternatively, and for some reason I  got angry with her and wanted to punch her in the face. She was standing against the wall and I did in fact punch her in the face. I was surprised by how hard I could punch - I killed the female in one single blow straight in the middle of her face. I panicked, because 'one punch kills' are charged and sentenced as unlawful act manslaughter (and so attract a discretionary life sentence). I decided to dispose of her body, which I did by putting it in black bin bags and hiding this in my room, which was in my Nan's house, Sheringham. I was anxious that I had cleaned up all forensic evidence of the murder. I realised that I still had possession of the mobile phone belonging to the victim, so realised I had to throw this in a lake to get rid of evidence linking me to the murder.

Throughout the dream I constantly wondered how I had become so strong that a single punch could kill someone (as in real life I know I have a very weak punch - not from violent acts, but because I have tested my punching skills on various friends with their consent and encouragement).

I was then discussing the murder with my Mum, in a setting which seemed to be a public toilet. I was looking in the mirror, thinking: 'I won't be able to dye my hair in prison'. I told my Mum that she if I was convicted of the murder, she would be convicted as accessory to the murder (because she had been present and helped me clean up), and said that we should share a cell. My Mum was telling me that I would not get caught for the murder. 

Scene 2: My Nan's House, Sheringham - Day
I was at my Nan's house in Sheringham, which is where I was living in the dream. The body in the bin bag was in a cupboard in the room, out of sight. I had been watching the news to see if there was a report of the murder/police investigation and was surprised to find that there was no news of the murder - it was as if it had not been discovered by police. This made me feel relieved, but I was also anticipating that soon the murder would be reported, as Sheringham is a small town. 

I was then joined by a male dream character, who appeared to be PP - a guy who I really fancied during my undergraduate years at university, but with whom I never had a full relationship. In the dream I feel that he was a composite character, as it seemed that he was an 'ex-boyfriend' who had then gone on to get married and have a family. He also reminded me of TPD, a Facebook friend. I wondered why PP had come back into my life and he said that he had 'missed me' and wanted to reignite our relationship. He started to roll a joint while sitting on my bed in my room. I was overjoyed and felt so happy to be reuninted with PP, but at the same time, I felt worried that the dead body might start to decay and smell. I was surprised that no-one had noticed it yet as in the dream, several days seemed to have passed since the murder (as I had specifically thought 'the corpse should be decomposing by now'). I was also disappointed that PP had come back into my life just after I had committed a murder and might be arrested and convicted for it. I told him that I had to go and do something.

I went and looked at the body. It had not yet decomposed and seemed fine. It did not look gory or unpleasant and there was no blood or body fluids. The victim just looked like a sleeping person. I decided that I should go and throw the body in the lake - it was at this point that I realised the lake was the Broads which surround my university (so, not in Sheringham). I wondered how I would transport the body to the lake as I needed some form of transport. I wondered if I could take a taxi or whether questions would be asked. 

I am not sure how I got to the lake with the body, but I did. It was now dusk and I threw the body in the lake, watching it sink. I thought that even if the body was now found, the police would not be able to find evidence that I was the killer. I felt safe.

I went back home. I was watching a video about female masturbation techniques on my mobile phone when I received a message from DL on my phone. He was sending me an advertisement - this was a video. It was also about female masturbation techniques and showed a woman and a man. The commercial basically said that as the new FIFA game was to be released (by Samsung, who had bought the rights to the game and had branched out into video game manufacture), women needed to improve their masturbation techniques because their men would be too involved with the game to provide them with sex. The video of the commercial, which I was watching on my phone zoomed to show the female character using her Samsung phone to look up 'Samsung's Masturbation Masterclass', then her male partner held a physical copy of the FIFA game up to the lens. I thought this commercial was gendered and sexist and wondered why Samsung had thought this was a good idea and why they were involved in manufacturing video games and teaching women masturbation techniques.

I think there was more detail to this dream, which I may have forgotten.

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • My Mum as a dream character
  • My Nan's house in Sheringham as a dream scene location

Dreamsigns: 
  • I committed a murder - and subsequent events
  • Samsung was now the manufacturer of FIFA and was making masturbation videos for women

Day Residue: 
  • A short time before this dream I had been explaining the conceptual difficulties of 'one punch murders' within the context of charging/sentencing in criminal law (i.e. a single punch would usually be an assault, and if no actual bodily harm is caused, would be at the lowest end of the spectrum - common assault/battery). The principle that the physical act (actus reus) must match the mental element of the defendant (mens rea) is problematized in one punch kills, as there is no correspondence between the actual level of assault, the foreseeability of the outcome and the consequence (unexpected death of the victim, taking into account the 'egg shell skull rule' that you take your victim as you find them). As death is not foreseen by the defendant, conviction for manslaughter is controversial as it simply comes down to misfortune - the same act (punch) may result in minor bruising and a common assault conviction for Defendant A, while Defendant B is liable for manslaughter for the exact same act
  • I have been playing a heavily-modded game of Sims 3, with a character who is a serial killer - when he murders another sim, he often cleans up by disposing of the body in a bin bag
  • I had been listening to 'Dead Body Disposal' (from Gory Days (2001)) by Necro
  • I had been discussing ex-boyfriends with DL a few days before this dream 
  • A few days ago an online friend asked me if I like playing FIFA - I do not play football games
  • I use a Samsung phone

Waking Reactions: 
This was a fascinating dream - especially as I was able to see how I felt having committed a murder and having attempted to dispose of the body to evade detection. I felt no guilt or remorse at the murder, simply anxiety about being caught for it. I found it very interesting to see the emotional reactions and reasoning I went through in this dream. It seems like this dream might have been nightmarish for some people - given the fear of being arrested for killing an innocent victim and having to dispose of a body - but for me the dream was not so much 'scary' as anxiety-provoking.

I may have forgotten some elements of this long and complex dream, so if I recall anything else, I will record it below.

Dreams 813 - 818

Dream 813
'My Bae, Ewan'
Date: 24 April 2017
Time: Unknown
Type of dream: Normal dream
Dream recall: Weak recall 

Scene 1: An Unknown Interior - Time Unknown
The only thing I can recall about this dream is that it featured my all-time favourite man, Ewan McGregor and in the dream I knew him. I saw his face close up and he looked as he did when he was in his 30s - his hair looked very ginger in colour.

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • None of note

Dreamsigns: 
  • I knew Ewan McGregor

Day Residue: 
  • I think about Ewan McGregor everyday and he is on my Facebook cover photo

Waking Reactions: 
I really wish I could recall more of this dream as it featured Ewan McGregor!


Dream 814
'Sheev Palpatine, Job Destroyer'
Date: 30 April 2017
Time: Unknown
Type of dream: Normal dream
Dream recall: Normal recall 

Scene 1: High School IT Room - Time Unknown
I was in my high school IT room, with my Mum and other dream characters, who I assumed to be students from high school. I was informed - it may have been by my Stepdad, earlier, as I seemed to 'already know' that my Mum had been fired from her job in The Two Lifeboats Hotel (this is the pub/hotel managed by my Mum when I was a child - she left this job and was not fired from it). The Emperor, Sheev Palpatine (Darth Sidious) from Star Wars was responsible for getting my Mum fired and I was very angry at him. In the dream, the pub was actually called 'The Senate'. My Mum was crying. 

Scene 2: An Unknown Interior - Time Unknown
This scene (poorly recalled) involved PS and N the Dog, or a dog very similar. I think we were standing looking at a bed, which was taller than usual (waist height) and positioned against the wall. The dog was on the bed. PS and I were in conversation about something.

I noticed that I had 'ombre hair' where the ends are much lighter than the roots/mid-section. The ends of my hair were a pale ginger colour and I quite liked this look. I saw myself in the third-person perspective - I think I looked the same way as I do in real life, but I cannot recall.

Scene 3: My Flat in Norwich - Day
I was talking to my Nan about Michelle Obama. I was telling my Nan that I found her to be a very inspirational woman. We were talking about biographical details about Michelle Obama's life. We were sitting on one of the window seats and it was sunny outside.

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • Ginger hair colour (note that N the Dog is orange in colour also)

Dreamsigns: 
  • Sheev Palpatine (Darth Sidious) fired my Mum from a pub called 'The Senate'
  • We were in my high school IT room
  • I saw myself in third-person perspective

Day Residue: 
  • On the day of this dream I had referred to the period during which my Mum managed the pub/hotel, The Two Lifeboats in Sheringham
  • I troll many Star Wars meme pages with a series of similar parody comments intended to be from 'Sheev Palpatine' ('Hiya, it's Sheev from The Senate') defending 'his bestest ever Sith' Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader from criticism and saying negative things about Jedis and Darth Maul/Count Dooku - Palpatine is one of my favourite Star Wars characters
  • I had been writing a semi-autobiographical piece which recounted memories of using the IT room in my high school days - for creative writing and playing The Sims after school
  • I had been discussing ombre hair with ML on the day of this dream
  • I had a mobile phone conversation with my Mum about Michelle Obama a couple of days before this dream - I has been standing beside the window seat in my flat while this conversation took place

Waking Reactions: 
This was an interesting dream as it combines many elements of Day Residue. The narrative of this dream was not very cohesive when I look back on it, but during the dream, it felt like one progressive narrative which fit together well. I did not actually see Palpatine in this dream, which was a shame as I would love to meet him in the dream world.


Dream 815
'Sheev Again'
Date: 3 May 2017
Time: Unknown
Type of dream: Normal dream
Dream recall: Normal/Strong recall 

Scene 1: A House Party - Night
I was arriving at a house party - the house it was held in is not one I know from real life, and it appeared to be a normal semi-detached council house in the suburbs. It was night time. The house party was attended by the skateboarders, alternative kids and other former high school friends, although it seemed that we were all adult in the dream. I knew MS (my first ever boyfriend at high school, now working in Computer Science at my University) was at the party and I was very keen to see him, but The Emperor, Sheev Palpatine (Darth Sidious) was preventing me from meeting up with him. I cannot recall seeing Sheev Palpatine in the dream, just that he was the person blocking me from seeing MS. This was frustrating. 

Scene 2: My House (a dream version, not real life home) - Time Unknown
I then returned from the party to my own home, although it was not my real life home, it was one I was living in in the dream. I was aware that I had a TV and Sheev Palpatine had forced my Mum to hand it over to him. My Mum had replaced this (large) TV with a very small portable black-and-white one, which disappointed me. I was in my bedroom (a normal looking room, decorated mainly in white and pale colours) looking at this tiny TV which was surrounded by a number of other small (unrecalled) items. I decided to go back to the house party to see MS and was thinking that I would not allow Palpatine to stand in my way this time. 

I found myself back at the house party, standing at the back door, which was the entrance everyone was using to access the house. I knew Palpatine did not want me to go inside, but I did anyway and found myself in one of the bedrooms, which was dark. I started talking to MS. I cannot recall anything else about this part of the dream.

Scene 3: A Bathroom - Time Unknown
I was then in a domestic bathroom - I am not sure where this bathroom was. I was running a bath, which I intended to use. There were other (unrecalled) dream characters also in the bathroom with me, although this did not bother me at the time. Suddenly a dog jumped into view - this dog looked like N the Dog, but it was not him. It had a very long, thick tail and started whipping the tail around, injuring one of the female dream characters. An older male dream character told me that I had 'not made use of the bath' - it seemed that the dog jumping into the room and harming people with it's tail had stopped me from taking my bath. 

Scene 4: My Parents Bedroom in my Former Childhood Home - Day
I was sitting on a double-bed in a room which I presumed to be my parents' bedroom in my former childhood home in Pine Grove, Sheringham as it looked as I remember that room to be. I had just finished a telephone call, although I cannot recall who I was talking to. I noticed that JKK was in the room with me. I said to her: 'I hate white people with dreadlocks', then I noticed that she had her hair in dreadlocks, other than the fringe, which was loose. Her hair looked much thinner than I remember it, and a light brown colour. The dreadlocks looked like very amateur attempts and more like sparse braids. I was worried that I had insulted JKK with my comment about dreads on white people, so I said: 'But yours look OK', even though I thought they looked terrible. JKK seemed to accept this.

Scene 5: A Stage in a TV Studio - Night
I was then standing beside a stage, watching a performance. The stage looked like it was in a TV studios and there was a lot of smoke/dry ice and blue lights. The actual set around the stage was made of a white angular material which appeared to be tiled. I assumed that the performer was Katy Perry (I could not actually see her at this point), with a back-up singer (who I knew was sitting on the edge of the stage). However, as I moved around the perimetre of the stage (noticing that a live TV show was being filmed, this performance being part of it), I saw that the singer was actually Rihanna, singing a cover of a Katy Perry song - 'Roar' (from Prism (2013)). I cannot recall what Rihanna was dressed in, but she looked like she was from the 1980s. After she finished singing the song, she exited the stage by walking down a set of steps to meet the TV presenter to be interviewed for the show. 

Scene 6: My High School IT Room - Time Unknown
I was in my high school IT room, sitting by the door. It also felt as if it were a 'workplace' rather than a classroom in a school. Rihanna was there as were a number of dream characters, using the computers. Drake entered the room - he was disabled and could hardly walk at all. He had been out on an errand for Rihanna, who had asked him to buy her some hair dye. The hair dye Drake had bought was a cheap ginger one, costing £1. I thought that Rihanna would not accept this, but she seemed happy with it. 

I cannot recall what else happened in this dream.

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • The Emperor, Sheev Palpatine as a dream character
  • My Mum as a dream character
  • Dogs
  • My high school IT room as a dream scene location
  • Hair styles/ginger hair colour

Dreamsigns: 
  • Sheev Palpatine was involved in the lives of people I know
  • I lived in a different house
  • A dog jumped into the dream and started harming people by whipping it's tail
  • I was in my former childhood home
  • I was with JKK - who I have not seen in many years
  • I was with celebrities Rihanna and Drake, the latter of whom was disabled

Day Residue: 
  • Recent dream content (see above)
  • I had been talking to ML about my skateboarding days a short while before this dream
  • I had been playing The Sims 3 and had to swap my sims TV for a cheaper one to save money
  • I had been thinking about JKK and my undergraduate years at the University of York shortly before this dream
  • I had been added on Snapchat by my former neighbour from the years I lived in the house in Pine Grove
  • On the day of this dream I had mentioned how I dislike 'white people dreads' and had also seen a meme which mocked white people who dread their thin, greasy hair badly in an attempt to be 'trendy' and 'different'
  • I had been reading about Katy Perry (who had made a controversial comment in a video she posted online - comparing dyeing her black hair blonde with Obama not being President of USA anymore. The article commented on various racially-insensitive remarks Perry had previously made, leading me to wonder why she fell out with her former best friend, Rihanna
  • I most likely saw something about Drake posted online around the time of this dream
  • When posing as 'Sheev from The Senate' I always refer to Anakin as 'my disabilised Sith son'

Waking Reactions: 
This dream was very interesting due to it's content and complexity. It seemed to be one long narrative dream rather than a series of disparate dream scenes, which is what I most like when dreaming. There were many recurrent dream themes, which is fascinating to me - Sheev Palpatine, IT/computing, hair and dogs being the main ones here. I love seeing how my dreams create 'new stories' from the same material and this dream is an excellent example of this. 


Dream 816
'Alabama West'
Date: 4 May 2017
Time: Unknown
Type of dream: Normal dream
Dream recall: Weak recall 

Scene 1: A Small Room - Time Unknown
I was in a small room with members of my family, including my Mum and my Nan. The room looked like a classroom or office and there was a projector screen mounted on the wall. My Nan was making a speech and referring to 'Alabama West', who was the child of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian-West. My Nan could not pronounce the name 'Alabama' and she was getting annoyed about this fact. I cannot recall what else happened in this scene. 

Scene 2: A Domestic Interior - Time Unknown
I was then in a domestic interior, although I am unable to recall exactly what house this was. I suspected that someone had stolen some cannabis from me, which had been stashed in this house. I am not sure who I suspected stole the cannabis, but I had an (unrecalled) confrontation with an (unrecalled) male dream character. I then discovered that I had slightly more cannabis than I first thought, as I kept finding several small buds which all amounted to a considerable pile of cannabis. 

Scene 3: My Nan's House, Sheringham - Day
I was then at my Nan's house in Sheringham. I wanted to put a Labour Party sign in the window of the house to show support for the party ahead of the forthcoming snap General Election, but my Nan was banning me from doing so as she wanted to put a Liberal Democrats sign up instead (my Nan is not a Lib Dem supporter).

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • My Mum and Nan as dream characters

Dreamsigns: 
  • Kanye West and Kim Kardashian had a child called 'Alabama West'

Day Residue: 
  • On the day of this dream I had mentioned to ML how my Whatsapp nickname is 'Mrs Kanye West' (because I love Kim Kardashian) - I had also said I thought Kanye was a good family man and father
  • Party politics is very much prevalent in the media and general conversation in the lead up to the surprise General Election which will take place in June. I am registering to vote for the first time

Waking Reactions: 
I cannot recall much about this dream. 


Dream 817
'Hot Black Stuff'
Date: 7 May 2017
Time: Unknown
Type of dream: Normal dream
Dream recall: Weak recall 

Scene 1: An Exterior - Day
My cousins (CAJ, JC1 and JC2 - and maybe others) were outside, standing beside a wall, with an (unrecalled) male dream character who was much older than my cousins and I. My cousins were vandalising the wall, painting green circles on it and smearing it with a very hot, black substance which appeared to be something like tar. I cannot recall what else happened in this dream. 

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • None of note

Dreamsigns: 
  • The vandalism of the wall by my cousins, using strange substances

Day Residue: 
  • I vaguely recall hearing a reference to Hotblack Road in Norwich shortly before this dream
  • On the day of this dream I had been watching Karl Pilkington in Series 2 of An Idiot Abroad ('The Bucket List') - in S02E05 ('Meet a Gorilla') Karl meets the Ndebele tribe in South Africa and learns their painting technique, which involves use of animal shit

Waking Reactions: 
I do not recall much about this dream at all.


Dream 818
'Prosecution Witness'
Date: 13 May 2017
Time: 04:00 - 11:40 (I woke up from this dream naturally)
Type of dream: Normal dream
Dream recall: Normal recall 

Scene 1: A Commercial/Business Area - Day
I was in an interior which appeared to be a commercial or business premises, although members of the public seemed to be allowed inside. It may have been a shopping mall. I was approached by someone, a male dream character, who was some kind of authority figure. He was wearing a black suit, but not specifically a 'uniform' although I recognised him to be an authority figure immediately. This man had a list which recorded misdemeanours/crimes committed by people. It was his job to find the perpetrators and ask them if they would plead guilty to the offences they were alleged to have committed. I was annoyed when approached by this man as I 'thought I had got away with it'. The man showed me an entry on his list which recorded the fact that I had said 'Fuck Off' in public, this being a public order offence (threatening language). He asked if I pleaded guilty to this offence, but I did not want to. I started to walk with him down a long, technological-looking blue corridor (it seemed like a space station, although it was not - it was still the same building as before). He then told me that 'JD's father' (JD is a Facebook friend from Sheringham, who I used to work with) had also committed an offence, but had died since, meaning JD was now responsible for the actions of the deceased father. His offence was one of minor racism (I cannot recall the details of this alleged offence, but it involved saying a racist word). The man told me that I could plead not guilty to my offence of saying 'Fuck Off' in public but that would mean that JD would automatically be convicted for her father's racism, without an opportunity to defend herself. I reasoned with myself before choosing - my offence was just saying 'Fuck Off', whereas the dead man had been racist, which was far more hateful and criminal. However, in order to save myself, I would have to allow JD to be convicted for something she did not do herself. I chose to save myself and said I was not guilty of my offence, but JD's father was guilty of his. The man accepted my choice and left me alone - innocent and facing no punishment. I wondered if I should feel guilty for saving myself at JD's expense, but did not. I then worried that I might have to be the 'prosecution witness' in JD's forthcoming trial. I realised that this was actually more hassle than me simply admitting my own offence - if I had admitted my own offence, all I would need too do is attend court and give evidence in my own defence. Now I would be giving evidence against JD/her father for the prosecution and would be seen as 'a snitch'. This troubled me. I was standing on a narrow ledge outside the building, but it was at ground level and safe, so I was not scared (I am scared of heights). I cannot recall what else happened in this dream.

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • None of note

Dreamsigns: 
  • The situation in the dream was a dreamsign

Day Residue: 
  • On the day of this dream I had seen JD post on her Facebook
  • I am currently in the process of applying for a job in hate crime, meaning I will be working with the CPS as opposed to in Criminal Defence
  • A few days before this dream I had been involved in an online discussion about whether participants would serve a long sentence for a crime committed by their best friend, or whether they would snitch on him/her. I had been thinking about this (using my legal expertise) and the fact that this could lead to the innocent party becoming a witness for the prosecution
  • On the day of this dream I had been watching scenes from the Alien franchise - which may have influenced the 'technological' appearance of the dream scene, which I likened to a space station

Waking Reactions: 
This dream was very interesting to me as it seems to reflect the notion of changing paths in a career - moving towards work in prosecution rather than defence, as well as weaving in other material from Day Residue in a meaningful way.

Please note that these dreams are recorded on a single post as I have not been able to update my Blog regularly, and instead collected as many dreams as I have been able to recall (many of my dream memories were lost during this period) in a memo on my phone. When reading back through the memo of dream memories, I was aware that I had not included all the usual material I normally would and could not even remember some of the material I had listed - I could barely even recall actually recording it on my phone. Therefore, these dream reports are more vague and lacking in detail than usual, but I will be resuming my normal dreamwork/recording and blogging from this point forward, so please stay tuned!

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Dream 812

'New Lover'
Date: 20 April 2017
Time: 19:00 - 06:20 (I woke up from this dream naturally)
Type of dream: Normal dream
Dream recall: Normal recall 

Scene 1: My Nan's House, Sheringham - Time Unknown
I was in my Nan's house in Sheringham, although in the dream, it was not actually my Nan's house - I am not sure what the location was supposed to be, but it was situated 'in London'. I only saw the kitchen, which looked like a slightly bigger version of my Nan's actual kitchen, with the furniture/appliances in different places. I cannot recall fully what happened in this scene, only that it involved a male dream character (unrecalled) who was trying to woo my ex-boyfriend's (PS), CJS. There was some doubt as to whether he was suitable for her, or had bad intentions, and I was trying to decide on her behalf if it was safe. While I was talking about whether or not CJS should date this man, I was preparing spaghetti - it was already cooked and I was doing something to it, before putting it in a big messy pile in the back of a fridge, behind a large pumpkin.

Scene 2: Location Unknown - Time Unknown
I was then meeting with a Facebook friend (who I have never to my knowledge met in person, but who is known to me through the music scene and having mutual friends in common). He looked different to how he does in real life (in the dream he was less attractive and I wondered why he was suddenly balding and much taller than I know he actually is). I was very strongly attracted to this male, who I will refer to as TPD and I was hoping that he felt the same way about me. He was lounging casually in a chair, while I was standing in front of him, talking to him about something (unrecalled), but I realised that he was interested in me during this conversation. We decided to have sex - I straddled him and rode him while he was sitting in the chair - there did not appear to be any undressing and no foreplay. This was not a 'wet dream' as in I did not have physical sexual arousal/sensations nor orgasm (in the dream or real life), but I did feel  fulfilled by the experience (i.e. I enjoyed having sex and was glad that it happened, in contrast to Dream 811 - 'Bad Sexing', which was my most recent dream). TPD and I decided that we would continue to have some form of sexual relationship, primarily by phone/online, as we do not live in the same area. I had to go and do something which meant I had to leave TPD, which was annoying as the thing I had to do (unrecalled task) was boring and annoying.

I left TPD and he rang me on my mobile phone. For ages, I was talking to TPD while performing the boring, monotonous task I was responsible for, which involved me sitting at a desk and at some points interacting with other dream characters in a more active role (I cannot recall anything other than the fact I was sitting down at a desk in a brightly-lit room and at other times I was walking around and talking to other dream characters). I was surprised to keep checking my phone and seeing TPD was still on the line. This happened a number of times. I said to him (on the phone): 'You're still on the phone' and he said: 'I like to hear you and be with you when I'm not really there'. This was a really nice thing for him to say - it was like he wanted to 'keep me company' even when we were physically apart - and I appreciated it a lot. I decided that when the task was finished we could have phone sex and I would send him nude photographs. I felt excited by this new, unexpected sexual interaction with a guy I had known online for a while.

* Note: This dream does not reflect real life events involving either TPD or anyone else I know online, it's just dream content. 

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • Sex

Dreamsigns: 
  • My Nan's kitchen was located in a different place
  • I was involved in CJS's dating/relationships
  • I was involved sexually with TPD

Day Residue: 
  • I had seen a spaghetti donut/bagel online on the day of this dream and thought it sounded disgusting and unnecessary
  • I had read an online article on the day of this dream which was about Michelle Obama's successful organic vegetable garden when living at the White House - it mentioned how one Autumn the garden had only managed to produce 5 pumpkins
  • I had seen TPD post something on Facebook the day of this dream

Waking Reactions: 
This dream was very strange as I have never had sexual feelings or attraction to TPD - he is an attractive guy and I have mentioned in passing to other people that he seems to be a really cool person, but I have never thought about him in a sexual way, so it was a surprise that my subconscious mind made him my new lover in this dream. This is the second sex dream I have had in 2 days - however, neither dream was a 'wet dream' - so it wasn't a sexual experience. For me, sex dreams fall into 2 categories: a dream about sex where sex happened to be part of the content and a dream about sex which has sexual arousal and physical sensation, replicating actual real life sex or masturbation (i.e. a 'wet dream' or potential 'wet dream'). Neither of my recent dreams had physical sensations of sex, but I did masturbate on both days, so I don't think i had pent-up sexual frustrations to release via the dream in that sense. I think these dreams are more about wanting to actually interact with a man as opposed to being a conduit for sexual release. 

If I recall anything else about this dream, I will record it below.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Dream 811

'Bad Sexing'
Date: 18 April 2017
Time: 03:30 - 11:15 (I woke up from this dream naturally)
Type of dream: Normal dream
Dream recall: Weak recall 

Scene 1: A Domestic Interior, Location Unknown - Time Unknown
I was in a house, but it was not my house in the dream, nor any house I recognise from real life. I was being forced into completing some kind of vague (unrecalled) task, which was set by a dream character who I also cannot recall, other than it was a female and someone I think I know from real life. 

The task involved me going into a bedroom in the house. The bedroom was very dark, indicating that it may have been night. I could only see a double-bed with white sheets on it. The task involved me having sex with a male dream character. I do not know who he was, but he was white, with blonde hair and wore a white T-shirt. We had sex on the bed in the missionary position - I put my legs on his shoulders. 

The sex was very bad quality - unsatisfactory and unenjoyable for me. I wanted it to end so that I could go and have better sex with someone else. This was not a 'wet dream' as I did not experience sexual arousal at all - I cannot recall any physical sensation related to the sex in this dream. The male dream character seemed to be enjoying it and this annoyed me. Afterwards I wanted him to immediately leave - which may have happened, as I cannot recall anything else about this section of the dream. I saw this scene in third-person perspective, from above and behind (so as a 'viewer', I was positioned above the bed, at the pillow end.

There was a scene involving me looking at some architectural plans and some reference to milk or white liquid which was spilled all over the floor. I think there was also action involving my ex-boyfriend, PS. 

There was an anchor or reference to an anchor.

I cannot recall anything else about this dream.

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • None of note

Dreamsigns: 
  • I was involved in a task which meant I had to have sx with a male dream character
  • I saw myself in third-person perspective, from above

Day Residue: 
  • I had been playing Sim s 3 - designing a home, I also was taking screenshots from my game, which involved me angling the camera from a downwards-facing position to capture the best perspective of the image. My sim is a master of seduction, but in his first sexual interactions with other sims, the mood motives indicated that it was a negative, unsatisfactory experience for both parties.

Waking Reactions: 
After Scene 1, there was much more to this dream and it seemed to go on for quite some time. However, I woke up very confused and was unable to recall the rest of the dream.

If I recall anything else about this dream, I will record it below.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Dream 810 (PRECOGNITIVE DREAM?!)

'Nuclear Disaster in the Ocean'
Date: 16 April 2017
Time: 05:30 - 11:00 (I woke up from this dream due to an alarm)
Type of dream: Vivid dream/Pre-Lucid Dream/Precognitive Dream
Dream recall: Strong recall (some aspects forgotten due to length of dream)

Firstly, I want to state that I am not a believer in extra-sensory perception - at least I would describe myself as a sceptic. I have written various articles 'debunking' or critiquing some of the less-scientific aspects of lucid dream culture and plan to do more in the future. My aim is not to impose my worldview or perspective on anyone (atheist, humanist, liberal), but to provide my own study on a topic and present it in a way which considers both angles and then draws a conclusion reached using my skills as a researcher and lawyer. If readers do not agree with my opinion, that is fine - I have friends of all faiths and beliefs, we just interpret our existence differently. 

So, when I say this was a precognitive dream, I am not actually suggesting that this dream is predicting the future. I have written very briefly on precognitive dreams in relation to another theme. I do believe that sometimes dreams foreshadow real world events, because I believe that humans pick up so many more subconscious cues about their waking reality. These subconscious cues may be projected in our dreams, mixed up with other dream content. Therefore, when events happen - in the dreamer's personal life, or the world at large - it seems like we might have predicted them in our dream. I will write more about this subject at a later date. 

In this dream - which was a Pre-Lucid dream - I was telling myself that this was a precognitive dream. That does not necessarily mean that it is. It was my subconscious self telling me this. This was a Pre-Lucid dream in that I did not become fully aware that I was in a dream, but I was questioning reality as implied by me saying 'this is a precognitive dream'. I should have used this as a dreamsign to trigger full lucidity. 

I have forgotten some elements of this very vivid dream, due to the fact it was such a long dream and I simply could not process all of my recall effectively upon waking.

Scene 1: Exterior - Day
I was watching a scene unfold. I cannot quite recall how I was watching - it seemed as if I was there at the scene. At first I felt like I was my younger self. I saw myself in third-person perspective, and thought: 'this is a school photograph', but I was only looking at my chin up close. I had some conversation with DL and I realised I was actually an adult. 

I was aware - through watching and listening - that a massive disaster was happening on a global scale. The reports of the incident were not clear at first, and then seemed to come from a variety of sources, so it was as if I was watching various news channels, or trying to piece together the story. The disaster was a nuclear event - some kind of spillage. I saw this via a video of the ocean, which was on a stormy day - from the perspective of someone standing on the beach. The report of this incident told me that a man had gone into the sea and been contaminated by the nuclear spillage, and he washed up on shore looking like a block of pink jelly. I saw an image of this - it was like a block of large wobbly pink jelly on the beach. I said to DL: 'He is like a real life version of that character from X-Men'. DL said: 'You can't say that about an accident' but I just laughed and said that I could say what I wanted. Th character from the X-Men I was referring to Senator Robert Kelly (I just looked this up, I did not know this in the dream). 

I then saw a new report, which looked like it was filmed from space - some distance away from Earth, so that it could be seen as a sphere - but still close enough to be able to identify all the countries very easily. I saw a pink slime start to descend across the globe - like someone was pouring this substance on top of the planet. This was the nuclear spillage and the report was saying that this disaster was going to wipe out all life on Earth - it would soon be affecting the UK. Everyone was going into panic mode. I felt calm, but confused as why this was happening. DL said: 'It's because of the war' and I thought: 'This is a precognitive dream' - by this I meant, World War III is coming and this nuclear disaster in the ocean will be part of the conflict. I thought to myself: 'I need to warn people'.

Scene 2: A Beach - Day
I was then standing on a beach - I knew I was really there, not simply watching it because it was cold and I was aware that dusk was approaching. This was in the UK I think, because I was aware that I was watching the local volunteers who had signed up to help solve the nuclear disaster before it affected the UK. These people were all going to sail out to sea and try and clean up the nuclear spill. I only recall one person who was there - Anakin Skywalker as a 9 year old (as he is in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) - played by Jake Lloyd). He was the best chance of success - all the other dream characters (there were less than 20) were adults and I think they may have all been male. These men got into a rowing boat - this was what they were going to sail out into the middle of the ocean in. I thought: 'This better work'.

Scene 3: A Bedroom - Night
I was aware that I was supposed to contact R3A and tell him about the nuclear disaster because the way the slime was dripping down the Earth it would affect Scotland before England and I knew he had not heard about it yet. I was laying in a bed in a bedroom, which was mine in the dream, but not a room I know from real life. I decided that I should try and make myself look beautiful, so I started rubbing cream on my face and then started to apply makeup in a dressing table mirror. I was listening to some music which I was enjoying - but I cannot recall what music it was. 

I wandered into another part of the room, where there was a wardrobe with mirrored doors, showing my entire reflection. I could see that the carpet was beige. I was wearing a black dress with many lace sections, which showed my skin through it. I decided that I would go out to a nightclub, but I wanted to dance to the music first. I started bellydancing and admired my body, which seemed to be in good shape. I remembered I needed to tell R3A about the nuclear disaster, and got my mobile phone out to call/text him and warn him he needed to find a nuclear shelter. However, I became distracted by the idea of taking some photographs of myself. I started to adopt some sexy poses and took some photographs. I then realised that I shared the room with an ex-housemate from the days of my first undergraduate degree in the University of York. This girl - SFC was a nightmare to live with and displayed numerous unusual personality traits. I have not seen her since I graduated from York. SFC was sitting at a desk just to my right side. The desk was an old-fashioned writing desk. She was working on something. She said: 'Turn this music off and put on Arbage Garbage [this was not the name of the band she said, but it is the best approximation based on my memory]'.

I said: 'This is the first song on the album and it's the first time I've heard it'. I wanted to keep my music on. SFC insisted that we listen to Arbage Garbage, because they were better. I was not convinced. I made her promise that we would listen to my music as soon as we had listened to the Arbage Garbage album, which SFC agreed to. I then realised that the nuclear disaster might reach the UK and kill us before this could happen, so I was not happy. 

Scene 4: Outside a Building - Night
EB was involved in the dream, but I cannot recall what happened regarding him.

I found myself outside a building. I saw a number of dream characters, 3 of which were 'protesting' by the entrance to the building, which looked like a commercial premises. The protest involved 2 male dream characters (unrecalled) and a female who I recognised from real life, but cannot recall. They were standing behind something which looked like an ironing board. The 'protest' was about the name 'Honor'. They were chanting the name, and I was aware they were trying to say that it was not a 'real name'. I approached the female and said: 'I used to work in a hotel where there were 2 females named Honor' (this is true, when I worked with my Mum in a hotel in Sheringham, there were 2 colleagues, one named Honor (and older woman) and another named Oner (a young girl at the time).

I cannot recall anything else about this dream at present.


Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • DL as a dream character

Dreamsigns: 
  • The nuclear incident - everything about it
  • I was with SFC, who I have not seen in years

Day Residue: 
  • On the day of this dream I had been involved in a debate on a Hip Hop Debates page on Facebook. One man was criticising Kendrick Lamar and another said he needed to give him another listen and let him 'resonate'. I agreed, saying if you love something on the first listen/watch/read - i.e. you have an immediate response - it's not challenging you or changing/transforming you in any way and art should be challenging and transformative

Waking Reactions: 
This dream was so fascinating as it was pre-lucid and was described by my subconscious self as being 'precognitive'. A nuclear disaster is one of my greatest fears, and it was very surprising to note my incredibly self-absorbed and nonchalant response to my waking fear within the dream. I very much enjoyed having this dream.

If I recall anything else about this dream, I will record it below.