Sunday, 14 May 2017

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!

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