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Re: The Dream Warriors
« Reply #135 on: 11 September, 2022, 07:36:01 PM »
I was skeptical but several of the random things I made seemed to fit well with what each area represented - but it might just as well have been imposing meanings on meaningless shapes...

Hmmm... I'm a bit cynical about this kind of thing, having tried a few different types of therapy myself.  I remember a therapist telling me to act as if I was some kind of chrysalis opening to be a butterfly or something.  I did it, felt ridiculous and gave her a bit of a bollocking for getting me to do something so foolish and ineffective.

17 years later, and knowing a wee bit more about psychotherapy, I haven't changed my mind one bit -  my only regret is not being able to articulate exactly what was so silly about it, which I could do now.

EDIT - Apologies - I'm a couple of pints down and am mentally blending this thread and the Black Dog one mentioned above
« Last Edit: 11 September, 2022, 07:38:19 PM by JayzusB.Christ »
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Re: The Dream Warriors
« Reply #136 on: 11 September, 2022, 07:53:15 PM »

Nothing wrong with being blended ;-)

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Re: The Dream Warriors
« Reply #137 on: 11 September, 2022, 10:05:02 PM »
True enough. :)
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Re: The Dream Warriors
« Reply #138 on: 13 September, 2022, 07:43:35 AM »

Last night, I was on the Moon with another guy, exploring in a fairly futuristic pressurised rover. The other guy spotted a cave he was excited about (he was a geologist, I was just a driver). He said that the rock didn't look lunar and the cave displayed all the hallmarks of being created by water, which was impossible. So we suited up and stepped out to explore.

Inside, the cave expanded into a modest cavern with an easy to climb ridge cutting across it. We climbed. At the top, we found the other side had been piled high with ancient, mostly split, bags of rock salt (the kind used on roads in frosty weather). At the base of this pile was an old bulldozer, all rusty and neglected, that obviously hadn't moved in decades. There was also another entrance, through which shone the unmistakable glow of daylight. We scrambled down the pile of rotting bags and found there was an atmosphere, so we ditched our suits and headed out into the daylight.

Outside this cave was a pine forest and, running past the cave, a fast river. We tried to make our way along the narrow bank of the river but it was thin and slippery and we soon fell in to be propelled at speed in the rushing water. The ride was cold and disorienting, and I got only fleeting glimpses of a bridge, trees, and a few buildings as we were ducked and swept along. Eventually we fetched up in a swirling pool on the other side of the river where a large concrete pipe sucked us up and deposited us into a pool inside a factory of some kind.

We exited the pool and started searching the factory, which seemed to be mostly automated and doing something we couldn't fathom. Eventually, we found two large Russians who wanted to arrest us until we convinced them that we'd discovered a short cut to the Moon, a short cut that would allow Lunar exploration at a fraction of the cost of all that tedious and dangerous mucking about with rockets. After a brief argument, they agreed to follow us back to check out our story and promised to shoot us only if we were lying.

When we got back to the pool in which we'd been deposited, the two big Russians seemed confused and said they didn't know of any way to bypass the pipe, so they radioed for scuba gear which arrived in a dream-logic instant. We struggled down the pipe, against the flow of water, back into the swirling pool at the edge of the river, and pulled ourselves out. The Russians looked around and were confused but didn't admit to anything. On the other side of the river was a small town that didn't look Russian and, beside one of the buildings, a strange aircraft (a bit like the drop ship from Aliens but more advanced) was hovering vertically, its nose pointed to the sky. As we watched, it rose effortlessly into the air, leveled out and then zoomed away.

We followed the river to the bridge, crossed it and then made our way carefully along the narrow bank until we found the cave. Inside, we spotted a door that had been hidden by the old bulldozer and opened it. On the other side was a vast, bright factory in which submarine-like, white starships were being built. The place was fantastic, like something out of modern Star Trek, and vast. It went on seemingly forever in all directions. A group of security guards spotted us and started shooting, so we ran back to the door and into the cave where the bulldozer was. We barricaded the door but it obviously wasn't going to hold them for long.

The geologist and I put on our space suits. Tha plan was to wrap the Russians tightly in the split rock salt bags with their aqualungs inside and make a dash for our Lunar rover. They'd suffer, but the distance was small and there was every chance they'd make it. We carried their cocooned bodies up the slippery slope of rock salt. The door behind the rotting bulldozer blasted open...

Then I bloody well woke up. I hope we made it...
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Re: The Dream Warriors
« Reply #139 on: 01 October, 2022, 02:45:06 PM »
Me, I've had lots of Walking Dead dreams, but this time I was in the Terminator apocalypse.  I started off in a massive field littered in skulls as far as the eye could see, and was standing nearby the two gigantic decommissioned robotic lorries that had deposited them there (the field being a kind of Skynet rubbish dump for human heads, I suppose).

Me and a group of survivors managed a terrifying journey through wrecked and corpse-strewn seaside towns to our makeshift village, where children were taking advantage of the adults' absence by playing out in the open where they could easily be spotted by the machines.  They were roundly dragged into our secret caves to be punished by a burly army type, who stuck duct tape to them and ripped hair off their skin to cause them pain.  Everyone silently agreed that it was nasty but the right thing to do, as it might save their lives in the future.

Good times.  I blame whiskey, chocolate and war anxiety.
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Re: The Dream Warriors
« Reply #140 on: 23 October, 2022, 10:06:37 AM »
Well feck me pink if I haven't just discovered Rakka on Netflix, which pretty much was the film of the dream in the aforementioned post.
Aliens instead of Skynet, of course, but I even had the bad guys altering human brains with mechanical parts. If only my waking mind was so creative.
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