Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Dream 867

'The Funniest Dream'
Date: 22 August 2017
Time: 13:30 - 19:00
Type of dream: Vivid dream
Dream recall: Strong recall 

Scene 1: A Concrete Basement - Time Unknown
Despite the fact that this was a very vivid and long dream I really can't say much about it as there is not much detail I can describe. Although it seemed to continue for some time and had a lot of detail while I was actually in the dream, on recall it seems that a lot of it was pretty conceptual. 

The basement I was in had a red glow about it. Everything was textured concrete or rock. There was a small ledge running around the walls, halfway between the floor and the ceiling. At one point, there was a stone staircase leading down to where I was, on the ground. I was with another 'real' dream character (unrecalled) who I knew well in the dream. 

My friend and I were trying to organise something which may have been a game. It involved these male characters, who were either computer generated characters or puppets. They seemed to be autonomous (so able to move around and interact like normal humans) but completely under our control. They looked 3-dimensional, but at times, they were laying flat on the ground while we decided what to do with them. The most accurate description I can give is that it was like playing with 3-dimensional Sims, in the real world. They were about half the size of regular adults - so child-size, but clearly adults. I am not sure what our purpose was with these 'humanoid puppet sims'. At first we had 3 of them - they were all basic looking white males wearing normal clothing. I looked up and saw 2 more of these humanoid puppet sims - one of them had a large red scar running in a zigzag shape down across his eye and over his cheek. They were walking around the perimeter of the walls, on the ledge. The other one was pushing an empty baby's pram. We called/commanded these humanoids down and they obeyed us. We made all 5 of them lay on the floor of the basement. I understood that the 2 new ones would be now under our command and part of our plan too. I found everything hilarious - I was laughing so hard at the situation. I am not sure what I found so funny, but it felt so good to be laughing so hard. 

Now, looking around the basement, I could see that it was part library and part a kitchen/lounge, which looked like it was from a 1980s TV show (I cannot explain what I mean here, but it gave me this perception clearly in the dream). The red light which had surrounded everything was now a bright yellow. The humanoid puppet sims were doing something - interacting and walking around. It seemed as if there was some misfortune or bad luck about to strike them - I am not sure what, but I clearly sensed that they were about to have some trauma to deal with. Because they did not seem to be actually human, I was still finding all of this incredibly funny - I was laughing until I could barely stand up and I was unable to talk to my friend, who was ordering the humanoid puppet sims about, especially the one with the red zigzag facial scar and the one with the pram, who had joined us later. I realised that the humanoid puppet sims were actually made out of old socks - this made everything all the more funny to me.

I cannot say anything else about this dream.

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • None of note

Dreamsigns: 

  • The weird humanoid puppet sims and the strange purpose my friend and I had towards them

Day Residue: 
  • None of note

Waking Reactions: 
I woke up feeling so good - as if I had really been laughing as hard as I had in the dream. There was a sense of happiness, but also exhaustion - I did not feel rested in any way, but I did feel as if a lot of tension had been lifted from me in some way. During my waking day I was in a very silly mood and everything was making me laugh for no reason. Therefore I see this dream as a very positive experience, despite the fact that it was so weird and difficult for me to explain properly.

Dream 866

'Abusive Boss'
Date: 20 August 2017
Time: 03:45 - 12:30
Type of dream: Vivid dream
Dream recall: Strong recall 

Scene 1: Law Firm Office/Nightclub - Time Unknown
I was back working for a former boss in the law firm in which I used to be employed. I was aware that I had previously left this job because I had been unable to cope with working for the boss, IF, who was hugely problematic for a number of reasons I will not discuss here. I was sitting at my desk. There was another dream character with me - a short, petite young woman who may have been mixed-race. In the dream she was my friend and ally against IF. 

Suddenly, my friend, IF and I were in a nightclub. There was another woman present. In the dream my friend and I were aware that this woman was unattractive. My waking mind recalls her as being 'frumpy'. She had very short reddish-brown hair and large glasses. Her skin was very pale and she was tall and skinny and appeared to be in her 30s or 40s. IF was screaming: 'You fucking fat bitch!' at this woman over and over again while we were sat in the nightclub. He tried to encourage me and my friend to join in abusing this woman, and we were shocked by IF's behaviour. 

There was some lapse of time - I am not sure how long, but it seemed to be considerable. I am also not sure what the next dream location was. My friend and I then became aware that IF was dating the ugly woman and she had moved into his house. She would also be managing us in the workplace. My friend and I started to argue with IF, asking him why he was dating someone he did not respect or find attractive and why he would place this woman in charge of us. IF was laughing. He kept referring to his new girlfriend as 'the fat bitch' (she was not in any way fat - she was skinny, as mentioned before), but refusing to listen to us. The woman came over and started goading my friend and I. 

Scene 2: My Nan's House, Sheringham - Night
My friend (the same one from Scene 1) and I were in my Nan's house. I was standing at the top of the stairs, on the landing and my friend was halfway down. It was very dark - it was only just possible to see as there were no lights on. I was aware that my friend had a young daughter - of about 2 - 3 years of age, who was alone at her own house - I saw a mental image of the little girl standing up in her cot, crying for her mother. I asked my friend about it and she said that she had 'abandoned' her child and would be giving her up for adoption. I was pretty shocked about this - and asked her why she had left her child alone in her home. My friend said that she did not want her child anymore and IF had told her to do this. I felt anxious about the welfare of this child and the fact that my friend was making such as strange decision. My friend was trying to convince me to get ready to go to a nightclub.

I cannot recall anything else about this dream.

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • My Nan's house as a dream scene location
  • Something negative happening to a small child

Dreamsigns: 

  • I was still working for my former boss

Day Residue: 
  • I had been watching Gordon Ramsay on Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares and Hell's Kitchen - screaming insults at people, including referring to women as 'bitches' and overweight people as 'fat'. I think in my mind I associated him with a former boss, IF
  • I had seen a post online about baby twins which had led to dozens of people commenting about whether the mother had left her babies unattended
  • I had read a number of recent online articles about abandoned babies
  • My PhD thesis is on children's rights and welfare

Waking Reactions: 
This dream felt really frustrating at the time and I disliked it. I woke up with a strong association between having been watching Gordon Ramsay on the internet and thoughts of my former boss.

Dream 865

'Jimmy Savile Victim'
Date: 19 August 2017
Time: 02:30 - 10:30
Type of dream: Normal dream
Dream recall: Normal recall 

Scene 1: Cromer, Norfolk - Night
I was in the street in Cromer, near the Bus Station (the scene of a very recent rape of a teenage girl). It was night. I was with 2 male dream characters, who I knew in the dream, but who I cannot recall now - although one of them may have been DL, as in the dream I felt I was able to confide in him. I was aware that many years ago, when I was a child I had been sexually abused by paedophile Jimmy Savile - so I was the victim of historical sexual abuse. I felt so violated. I had only just disclosed this abuse to the police and there was going to be a trial (even though Savile is dead, and one of the notable things about him was that investigations into rumours and allegations had not led to prosecutions while he was alive, so he escaped justice, despite being the UK's most prolific sex offender). One of the dream characters I was with was telling me that I would have a hard job proving the abuse, as there was no evidence that it happened. However, I was aware that there was CCTV evidence which proved that it happened. I mentioned this to the dream character who I think was DL - he told me that the CCTV could be altered or edited in a way to undermine my case and I felt scared and worried in case he was right. The decorative lights which are a common sight in Cromer were very bright against the night sky. I started walking down the street, feeling desperate. I wished that I had not remembered the sexual abuse. I then had an image in front of me which was basically a screen, about to play the CCTV footage of my sexual abuse by Savile. It showed the same street in Cromer which I was currently standing in (I am not sure which street this was in real life). It was raining on the video footage. I wanted it to stop playing as I did not want to watch, and the CCTV did in fact stop playing. I was terrified in case I could not prove my case against Savile.

I cannot recall anything else about this dream.

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • My local area (Cromer is less than 5 miles from my hometown in Sheringham, and I spent a lot of time there when I lived in North Norfolk)

Dreamsigns: 

  • I was a victim of Jimmy Savile's abuse
  • The CCTV evidence just seemed to start playing

Day Residue: 
  • On Friday 18 August 2017 there was a rape of a teenager at the Cromer Bus Station
  • Sheringham and Cromer went on 'lockdown' after some low-level disorder following some travellers moving into the area
  • I found out - subsequent to this dream - that there had been some controversy at the Cromer Carnival fancy dress competition as one of the winners had dressed up as convicted paedophile, Rolf Harris and had also included references to dead paedophile Jimmy Savile (he had an easel, which referred to touching kids and loving Savile) - this story made the national news
  • I had read 2 recent stories on the internet - one was about Harris being abused in the street (following his release from prison) and the other was about a former Jimmy Savile impersonator who had to quit his job after being abused in public (for making a career out of impersonating Britain's most notorious sex offender!)

Waking Reactions: 
This was a terrible dream as I am sure anyone reading this would agree. There was nothing positive about it whatsoever. 

Dream 864

'This is a National Front Pub'
Date: 15 August 2017
Time: 02:45 - 11:00
Type of dream: Normal dream
Dream recall: Normal recall 

Scene 1: Location Unknown - Day
I was with TMP - a boy who I had a crush on in primary/high school who went on to become a boxer (I am not sure what he is doing now). In the dream I was surprised to see him, as in real life I have not seen him since we left high school. I was happy because TMP fancied me and we were getting on well. I think the dream started in a house, although I am not sure. 

At some point we were outside, beside a brick wall. It was a sunny day. My friend from university, AT was present. TMP punched AT, killing him instantly. Even though I knew this was 'murder' in the dream, AT was able to get up off the floor and appeared too still be alive. I was worried in case TMP would be arrested for the 'murder' of AT and that I would be implicated as an accessory as I had stood by and watched, without stopping TMP. I started speaking to AT, threatening him not to tell the police about TMP murdering him. I said that I had a chance of having sex with TMP and him getting arrested because AT 'snitched' would ruin my plans. I put so much pressure on AT that he agreed he would not report TMP to the police. This made me feel relieved and I told TMP. 

AT went into a traditional-looking pub, which was full of people from my local area and in particular, my hometown - especially people TMP and I had been at school with. I specifically recall seeing SH in the pub. While TMP and I stood at the bar, the dream characters (peers from high school) came over and started questioning us as to why we were there. They said that we were not welcome as this was a 'National Front Pub' (ie extreme right-wing, neo-fascist). TMP and I started arguing with the dream characters, telling them that we had followed AT inside and that we were here because everyone else we knew were drinking here. Confused as to why everyone we knew were in a fascist pub, we quickly left.

I cannot recall anything else about this dream.

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • Dream characters who are people I went to primary school/high school with or who live in my hometown 

Dreamsigns: 

  • I was involved with TMP
  • I tried to convince my friend AT not to press charges against TMP for 'murdering' him, even though he was still alive
  • The National Front Pub

Day Residue: 

Waking Reactions: 
This dream was weird, as I prioritised a sexual encounter with a high school crush over my friendship with AT. Also the reference to the National Front was odd - I assume it is because I perceive my hometown to be a very right-wing, conservative area and this makes me feel alienated from it and the views of many people who I grew up around. 

Dream 863

'Angry Voicemail'
Date: 13 August 2017
Time: 00:30 - 10:30
Type of dream: Normal dream
Dream recall: Normal recall 

Scene 1: My Nan's House, Sheringham - Night
I was in my Nan's house, Sheringham. DL was there, as was another (unrecalled) dream character, who I knew in the dream. I was sitting in the armchair beside the airing cupboard/kitchen door and DL was sitting on the sofa adjacent to me, next to the dream character who I think was male. DL was fiddling with an object and I was aware that he was supposed to travel somewhere. I assumed he had decided not to go, as it was now late at night and I did not think he would be able to travel to his destination. He then received a telephone call from an (unknown) male dream character who told DL that he could still travel to his destination that night if he left in 30 minutes time. I was surprised by this. DL then got up from the sofa and went into the kitchen. 

I was aware that a woman had been doing something negative to DL - I am not sure what it was, but she was defrauding him in some way. I knew who this woman was in the dream, but I forgot it. When I woke up, I had 'Lindsay Lohan' in mind, so I suppose the dream character was associated with her in some way. I decided to call this woman on the phone and warn her not to mess with my best friend. I reached her voicemail. I left an angry message, saying that she did not know who I was and I was not going to give her my name, but if she did not leave DL alone or did anything else bad towards him I would hunt her down and make her regret her actions.

I cannot recall anything else about this dream.

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • My Nan's house as a dream scene location

Dreamsigns: 

  • DL and I were in my Nan's house

Day Residue:
  • None of note

Waking Reactions: 
This dream was reassuring as it confirmed that my subconscious mind is just as prepared to defend my friends as my conscious mind is!

Dream 862

'Bad Rats in Metal Skulls'
Date: 12 August 2017
Time: 23:30 - 07:30
Type of dream: Normal dream
Dream recall: Normal recall 

Scene 1: My Nan's House, Sheringham - Day
I was in my Nan's house in Sheringham, sitting in the living-room, on the sofa, in the seat in front of the TV. My Mum was also present. Someone (unseen) was passing plates to me from the left - there was the perception that I was working in catering. I was looking at the plates and could see there was some kind of tomato sauce on them (ketchup). There was a problem with the 'order' and while sitting on the sofa, talking to my Mum, who was to my right side, I began scraping food from one plate to another, without the tomato ketchup. 

Scene 2: A Large Bedroom - Night
I was then in a large bedroom (not one from real life), which seemed to be also a children's playroom, as it was very messy with toys and other random possessions everywhere. There were huge piles of dirty laundry all over the room. On the windowsill was a small metal skull - about the size of an apple. I knew this was a container and that there was an 'evil rat' inside it. I did not want anyone to open the skull container and let the rat out or even see it - the idea of this happening terrified me. My Mum came into the room and starting looking through the piles of dirty laundry looking for a single cigarette (my Mum quit smoking nearly 20 years ago). She seemed desperate to find it, and I was unsure why as I knew she was not a smoker. The idea of the evil rat in the skull was still troubling me. My friend CEC entered the room. I cannot recall anything else about this dream.

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • My Mum
  • Food

Dreamsigns: 

  • I was sitting in my Nan's house, which simultaneously 'working in catering'
  • The concept of the evil rat in the metal skull container
  • My Mum's actions

Day Residue: 
  • None of note

Waking Reactions: 
This dream was quite strange - but the aspect of it which I found to be the most unusual is the fact that the next day I had a craving for tomato ketchup and actually bought/ate some. I never ever feel compelled to buy tomato ketchup - I do not dislike it, but it's not something I would regularly eat as I prefer spicy sauces or mayonnaise. I really enjoyed it!

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Dream 861 (FALSE AWAKENING/LUCID DREAM/SEX DREAM)

'Ewan McGregor, My Lucid Lover & Bad Teacher'
Date: 9 August 2017
Time: 22:30 - 05:00
Type of dream: Lucid False Awakening (Fully Lucid with Moderate Dream Control & Moderate Dream Stability)
Dream recall: Strong recall 

False Awakening - My Bedroom
I woke up in my bed, facing the wall, so my back was towards the empty space in the room. I could feel something poking me in my back and felt scared, but strangely accepted this - at this point I was not lucid nor aware this was a false awakening. I just seemed to think: 'Not this again!' Then, suddenly, it was as if my logical reasoning switched on, because I questioned what could be poking my back when I was alone in my house and did not ever sleep with anyone present in the room. I realised this must be a false awakening and I was in a dream state. I found that I did not have sleep paralysis and could move freely, so I sat up suddenly, wondering what I would see in my room. I reached out my hand, in the dark, seeing that my room did look as I would expect it to in real life, other than my duvet was white, not purple. I wished for a knife to come into my hand, so I could be protected (given most of my false awakenings lead to nightmarish happenings, even when I am lucid). A long kitchen knife appeared in my outstretched hand. 

I felt that there was something in the room, just behind the curtain - the window is above the pillows on my bed. I started shouting: 'Come out!' because I just wanted it to reveal itself as soon as possible so that the dream could move forward, as the tension and apprehension was unpleasant. Nothing happened. I decided to change the dream and make it more interesting, so I started shouting: 'Ewan!' hoping to bring Ewan McGregor into my dream.

Amazingly, after I shouted out Ewan's name a few times, I saw him standing against what, in real life, would be my fitted wardrobe, but in the dream version was a plain white wall. Ewan looked as he does while playing Mark Renton in Trainspotting (1996), so very young and skinny. He had his hands out on either side, like a crucifixion. He was wearing a navy T-shirt and jeans. I could see a strip of flesh where his T-shirt was riding up on his waist. He looked like he had been out in the rain, or very sweaty. This image of him was very clear to me, like I saw it on a photograph and looked at it for a long time. It was dark in my room, as it would be in real life, but it was just light enough to see colours. 

I laid back on my bed and opened my legs wide - I was naked (in real life I was wearing shorts and a cropped top). Ewan approached me and - without me seeing/waiting for him to undress, he was naked and we started having sex in the missionary position (click here and here for articles on Lucid Dream Sex; and here for an article on Wet Dreams). 

This was one of the best lucid dream experiences, as I love Ewan and the sex was mind-blowing, I could feel the build up to an orgasm (so, leading to a wet dream), but I lapsed from lucidity and went into a normal non-lucid dream before I could reach the climactic finale of the sex with Ewan. This was obviously disappointing to me when I woke up and thought about this subsequently. 

Scene 1: A School - Day
I was in a school - not one from real life. It seemed to be a high school. AKB - a girl I went to school with was present. There was a school dinner - with baked beans and potatoes and something else on the plate. We were sitting at desks - myself, AKB and other students who may or may not have been people I knew from real life. I was then aware that Ewan McGregor was my teacher. I was in love with him - and he was Ewan McGregor the actor, not just him as a regular teacher, so I felt overwhelmed to be in his class. I cannot recall what Ewan was wearing at this stage in the dream, but I do not think he was wearing the costume I saw him in later. There was an assignment and he was coming round to look at our exercise books to make sure we were doing the work correctly. He looked at the work of a male dream character and seemed to be impressed. The phrase 'common den' was on someone's work - and Ewan read this phrase out. In my waking mind, it may be 'come on then', but my perception was that it was 'common den' as I started thinking about a small room. 

When Ewan came to look at my work, I stood up from my desk. I then realised that the room was open-plan and had no walls - as I could see the corridor behind us. Ewan was not impressed with my work, and furthermore, he seemed annoyed at me and very aloof and rude. I realised that he was able to see - from my writing in the exercise book (which I could not specifically read - and was written in pencil) - that I was in love with him. This seemed to make him act more rudely towards me, and I got the idea that he was trying to exploit me in some way. 

I followed Ewan out into the corridor. He was not dressed as Lumiere and he started prancing down was looked like a typical school corridor, with lockers and classroom doors on one side, and windows down the other. Groups of students - mainly male - were praising Ewan as he pranced by. He seemed very smug and patronising and everyone seemed to be in thrall of his celebrity status and were telling him what a great teacher he was. I did not think he was a great teacher at all - I thought he was too over-confident and arrogant and did not care for his students at all. I kept trying to stop Ewan so that I could have a rational discussion with him about why his teaching was bad and why I felt angry at his behaviour towards me, but he just kept indicating that we should walk (well, he was prancing, I was walking backwards at one point, facing him, while trying to get his attention) so that we could reach whatever location we were heading towards. This part of the dream was very frustrating. 

Scene 2: A Suburban Area - Dusk
I was aware that I was in a relationship with PS, my ex-boyfriend, who I had had some form of argument with. I was outside a house on a housing estate, which is not one I know from real life. In the dream, PS lived in a semi-detached brick house, which was in a typical suburban street with cars parked on the side of the road. PS was accusing me of having an affair with his friend, LRB, who in the dream had snitched on PS for some criminal activity - maybe it was possession of cannabis? It wasn't clear. I was telling PS that I had not cheated on him with LRB, but he was not willing to listen. LRB turned up in a car - in the dream he had ginger-brown hair, not black hair. He tried to reason with PS, telling him that he had not snitched and I had not cheated, but PS would not listen. The next thing I recall, I was in a public toilet with LRB. It turned out that now we were romantically or sexually involved with each other - we were looking at something in a bag on the floor of the toilet. 

I was then at the seaside with PS, standing on a pier. I was trying to explain events to him and make up with him, as it was him I wanted to be with. However, he was not interested. I tried to hug him and was rejected, which left me feeling very sad. 

Scene 3: A Home - Day
I was then looking at a male dream character, who in the dream was a Youtuber. I am not sure if I was there in person or watching him on a screen, as I was not part of the action, I was a passive observer. The male was young (20s or early 30s) and white, with brown hair. He was quite thin and dressed very casually - I knew he was 'working-class'. He was sitting in an armchair in a normal lounge, slouched and drinking  a can of lager. He seemed to be very annoyed and was talking - as if recording a video for Youtube, as it was a ranting monologue, not a conversation. He described going into 'the city' and buying some very cheap jeans - a fact which he was pleased about at first. Then he started talking about a baby daughter who had been treated negligently by a doctor with 'dirty hands' which had led to something going wrong. It wasn't clear what it was. 

Then my attention was drawn to a TV screen, which was playing an episode of a chat show or a morning TV show, which was revealing the incident which happened to the Youtuber's daughter - it was the episode where the the child had been treated by the doctor. I just watched this.

The TV show had a normal set - with sofas. There was a male TV doctor - a white middle-aged man, who was wearing a suit. There was a young blonde woman, who was the partner of the Youtuber, and the mother of his child. The child was about 2 years old - maybe younger. She had blonde hair too - but baby hair, thin and wispy. The mother was holding a bottle of water. The doctor picked up the child and held her, with her back to the camera. He asked the mother to pour the water over the child's head, which she did, wetting her hair. This revealed a huge golf-ball sized lump on the back of the child's head. The doctor started talking about this medical condition in a very worried way. 

Scene 4: The Forest Area near my Home, Norwich - Day
I was walking down the footpath which is between a field with horses and the forest. I was walking towards my home. In the footpath, there was a line of dead horses - they were in the field adjacent, but there heads were sticking through the fence into the footpath. I saw the owner of the horses, who in the dream I perceived to be 'the farmer'. I blamed him for the death of his horses. He seemed to be poking at their heads with some kind of garden tool. I was angry with him. I saw a small animal - it was a 'donkey' in the dream, but it was actually a donkey's head with a lamb's body. It was the size of a kitten. I really wanted this animal as it was so cute. I picked it up and started walking over the heads of the dead horses, towards the farmer, wondering if he would try and stop me from taking the miniature donkey-lamb (as I assumed it belonged to him). I thought that if he tried to stop me, I would object on the basis that he had killed his own horses and was not good at caring for animals. I reached the farmer, at the bottom of the footpath. He did not try and take the donkey-lamb from me, but we did have a conversation, which was not friendly and involved me accusing him of killing the horses and him making excuses for it. I looked beyond him, towards the grassy field on my university campus (from the position I was in I would not quite be able to see this part of the campus at this location/angle). I could see a bunch of sheep and a huge animal which was the size of a brontosaurus and appeared to be a cross between a sheep and a giraffe, but was covered in pale grey fluffy fur. I asked the farmer how he would 'shear the sheep' and wondered if he would shave the wool from the miniature donkey-lamb (which I did not want him to do). The donkey-lamb had weird teeth - they were large, square and very blunt, all in a perfectly aligned row. Even though the teeth were completely blunt, I was scared of the animal biting me. I decided to put the donkey-lamb in my handbag as I walked over to some stables. These stables were were the Broads/lake would be on campus in real life. They were made of red brick, and had hay/straw on the floor. There was an open space to enter (no doors), with a number of concrete steps up to the entrance. The animals - full-sized sheep and donkeys - were in pens which had hip-high wooden fencing keeping them in. I was wondering if I should leave the donkey-lamb here. It then jumped out of my bag and stopped on the steps at the entrance. I thought I had lost it for good, but I was able to approach it and catch it again. I put it back in my bag, worried that it would bite me. This was a constant worry. I then remembered that I had prawn sandwiches in my handbag and thought that the donkey-lamb might pee on them and ruin them. I wanted to take the prawn sandwiches out of the bag, but I was scared in case the donkey-lamb bit me. Eventually, I worked up the courage to put my hand in my bag and found that the donkey-lamb had eaten the prawn sandwiches and there was just empty cardboard packaging left in my bag. I was not angry about the sandwiches being eaten, but I was surprised that the donkey-lamb had eaten them. I walked off. 

I cannot recall anything else about this dream. 

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • Ewan McGregor as a dream character
  • School/learning institution
  • Prawns

Dreamsigns: 

  • The Lucid False Awakening
  • I was back at school - Ewan McGregor was my teacher
  • I was in a relationship with my ex-boyfriend and had cheated on him with his friend, LRB 
  • The Youtuber who appeared on a TV show - the way this part of the dream took place, it was clearly an event which could only happen in a dream
  • The dead horses
  • The donkey-lamb and the gigantic sheep-giraffe
  • The stables which were on my university campus, wear the Broads/lake should be
  • I had eaten prawns a few days before this dream

Day Residue: 
  • Ewan McGregor is someone I think about everyday. The influences on this dream were from images/movies he has appeared in, which I would have been exposed to in my waking day - Mark Renton in Trainspotting (1996); Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast (2017); Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. In a conversation with DL I had mentioned that Ewan had done more theatrical roles as well and we discussed his acting career. The Christ-like pose I saw him in may have reflected the fact that one of my favourite internet memes (see below) is based on the fact so many people mistake him as a depicted of Jesus when he is dressed as Obi-Wan Kenobi. He has actually played Jesus in a movie I have never watched - Last Days in the Dessert (2015). I think the reference to him being a bad teacher was a post I read online about Obi-Wan being a terrible Jedi Master for his padawan, Anakin Skywalker. I discussed this theory with DL also
  • AKB works in the theatre industry
  • I had been discussing Jeremy Kyle and The Jeremy Kyle Show
  • I had been walking in the forest in the area in Scene 4 and seen the horses. During one conversation with DL I said: 'It would be weird to see one of the horses laying dead in the field'
  • I had been watching a Youtube video by Bunny Meyer (Grav3yardgirl) where she refers to her 'pony teeth' and tries out a pair of false teeth facades, which did not fit her mouth. I love the fact that Bunny embraces her own 'imperfect' teeth, as I have always been paranoid about my own

Waking Reactions: 
This dream was amazing - firstly because it was partly a lucid sex dream involving Ewan McGregor, and secondly because the non-lucid part was so bizarre and complex and involved many elements of Day Residue. I was disappointed with the events of Scene 1 (because Ewan was not a pleasant character) and Scene 2 (as it was not a positive scene in any way), but overall, I found the dream experience to be fascinating and entertaining to recall. 

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Dream 860

'Altered Beast on 'Anakin Skywalker Day''
Date: 7 August 2017
Time: Precise Times Unknown (I was woken by an alarm at 07:00 hours)
Type of dream: Vivid dream
Dream recall: Strong recall 

Scene 1: A Family Home - Day
I was in a family home - not one from real life, but in the dream I lived in this house with various members of my family. I cannot recall anything about the interior of this house. I was with my Mum and my cousin HM. I had to go somewhere (unrecalled) to play the Sega game Altered Beast. In the dream, this was not a platform game, but an RPG and I was the main character, experiencing the game as if I was actually in it. Before I left the house to start the game, I was looking for my purse and realised that I had lost it. I was making a fuss about losing my purse, and my Mum and my cousin didn't seem to care, which was making me frustrated. I kept looking for the purse in a stressed state, until I realised that I would be late and had to leave. As soon as I got out of the house, and was standing on the pavement in a suburban residential area, I realised that my purse had been in my bag all along. I felt relieved, but thought that I should not tell my Mum/cousin that I had my purse the whole time or they would think I was stupid. 

Scene 2: A Pub, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk - Day
Before I went to play the Altered Beast game I went to a pub in Great Yarmouth. The pub was dark and mainly decorated in orange. There as a jukebox beside a wall which had a huge display case, which was like a large pinboard, with a glass front. Inside the display was a menu for a local Indian takeaway/restaurant and some other items. My eyes were drawn to the top of the display which contained a black and white image of Anakin Skywalker from Star Wars - sitting on a motorbike. He appeared as he looks in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), which is how I think he looks the sexiest. The photograph had the colours (or tones, given it was black and white) inverted, so it looked like a 'negative' - see the image posted below for reference, which depicts Anakin on a speeder from Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002), as it is close enough to a 'motorbike' for the purposes of illustration (and avoids the need for me to do complex photoshopping). 

It was 'Anakin Skywalker Day' - Anakin was a real person and he came from Great Yarmouth, which was why the town was celebrating him (he was a Jedi and was a 'local hero') and the image was on display. I wondered if I would meet Anakin when I went out to play Altered Beast, given he was going to be in his 'home town' to join in the celebrations. 

Scene 3: A Suburban Residential Area - Day
I was now involved in the Altered Beast game - this involved approaching houses and knocking/ringing on the door(bell) and then running away ('knock and run' or 'knock down Ginger'). I did this on the first house, which was a red brick semi-detached, fairly typical, family home, with a small front porch. I knocked on the door, feeling really apprehensive and under some kind of threat. I stepped back and looked at the house. I then realised that there was a small box on the side of the house, which I could 'throw a newspaper' into, for extra points in the game. I then saw that there was a doorbell I could ring for extra points (I had not seen this when I first knocked at the door) and a trumpet, which was in the 'newspaper box' which I could take, for even more points. I thought I would be able to 'win' the game as long as the home owner did not open the door and see me. My alarm clock them woke me up. As I was waking, hearing the alarm, I perceived this to be the sound of the trumpet I could see in the dream.

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • My Mum/Cousins as dream characters
  • Anakin Skywalker as a dream character

Dreamsigns: 

  • I was involved in a weird RPG version of Altered Beast which bore no similarities to the actual game
  • Anakin Skywalker came from Great Yarmouth

Day Residue: 
  • I had remembered a time when I lost my purse a number of years ago
  • I had been talking to DL shortly before this dream about Factory Girl (2006) which stars Hayden Christensen as 'Billy Quinn', a character based on Bob Dylan - he rides a motorbike in the movie. Guy Pearce also stars in the movie, as Andy Warhol; I had watched Guy Pearce in Alien: Covenant (2017) a couple of days before this dream
  • My favourite person, Ewan McGregor is a motorbike enthusiast - and he is someone I associate with Anakin Skywalker, given he plays Obi-Wan Kenobi alongside him in the Star Wars prequel trilogy
  • I had been listening to The Ricky Gervais Show on XFM (audio videos posted on Youtube which are fan-edited collections of the best clips, often arranged thematically) in which Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant and Karl Pilkington discussed the following relevant topics: Karl's design for the 'ultimate' animal; Ricky mentioning that Karl was like Ewan McGregor, always going round on a bike; Karl's idea for a quiz 'The Rice in Right' when the listeners of the radio show would call in and guess 'pilau' or 'egg fried' depending on whether Karl was reading from an Indian or Chinese menu; Karl's paper round being his favourite job.

Waking Reactions: 
I loved this dream - I am not sure where the reference to Altered Beast game came from as I have not even thought about this game in my recollection. The only thing I can link to this was the animal Karl Pilkington was describing on The Ricky Gervais Show. The rest of the dream seems to be complex connection of various elements of Day Residue. I wish this dream had continued, as I was very disappointed when my alarm clock woke me up.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Dream 859

'Sex with a Childhood Crush'
Date: 5 August 2017
Time: Time Unknown
Type of dream: Normal dream
Dream recall: Weak recall 

Scene 1: A Domestic Interior - Time Unknown
I was in a house, which is not known to me in real life, but felt familiar in the dream. There were some dream characters present - I think one of them was my cousin, CAJ. 

A male from my high school/home town - TMP was present. I have not seen him for very many years. In the dream I was attracted to him (he was a childhood crush of mine, and in the dream I was aware of this, and was pleased to become reacquainted with him as an adult). We went into a bedroom, where a female dream character (unrecalled, but it may have been CAJ) was present. The room was mainly red - not just the furniture, but it was as if there was a 'red filter' over everything). TMP and I laid down on a double bed and we started to kiss. I thought to myself: 'I should have brushed my teeth first'. We then progressed on to having sexual intercourse. This was not a wet dream and I did not feel sexually aroused/have an orgasm. 

I cannot recall anything else about this dream.

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • None of note

Dreamsigns: 
  • The red filter which coloured everything
  • I was intimate with TMP

Day Residue: 
  • Shortly before this dream I mentioned TMP in the context of dreaming

Waking Reactions: 
I do not recall much about this dream, so there is not much to comment. It was quite an enjoyable dream.