#1
had a dream about posting last night. i always have something to post when i am asleep. it always vanishes.

post dreams, analyses, thoughts on dreams, etc.

freud:

the day thought, which was no wish in itself but rather a worry, had in some way to find a connection with the infantile now unconscious and suppressed wish.


adorno:

i submitted entirely to the dog and, as a man with no gift for dancing, i had the feeling that i was able to dance for the first time in my life, secure and without inhibition. occasionally, we kissed, the dog and i. woke up feeling extremely satisfied.



trying to remember more dreams and this is a good way to remind me to note them down. here's a recent one:

i build or develop a cone to show to a man. we float in his office. i realize it is dangerous. we get on his motorcycle and start leaving. he is speaking the whole time that he is driving his motorcycle but the engine is too loud and i can't here anything he's saying. we arrive at a dingy bar and i follow him inside. around the bar, he picks up two beers and we walk upstairs to a hidden lounge. there are four men and one woman in the room, all playing games. i ask if i can have some matches and they say no in unison. wake up.


#2
I often have dreams that are little movies. This was from a few years ago:

An Adam Sandler movie called "The Savant". It starts with Adam Sandler playing a successful college football coach. He has no background in sports, so he's asked how he came to be such a great coach. He says he was always obsessed with college football, and learned everything there was to know just by reading and watching. Then there's a flashback to his obsessive days.
Interior of an old abandoned warehouse. We see that a huge portion of the walls are covered in newspaper clippings, tens of thousands of them, about college football. Then a hand comes in from off-screen and pastes another article on on the wall with some sort of clear, viscous glue. The camera turns, and it's Adam Sandler, disheveled and dead-eyed. His tongue is swollen and hanging limp from his mouth, 5 or 6 inches long, nearly dried out, covered in callouses and cuts. He takes another clipping, drags it across his tongue, giving himself a papercut in the process, and pastes it on the wall. He does this maybe four more times before I wake up.

#3
had a dream where my favorite glass was full of ice, and the water froze from the top down leading to the glass shattering. I was looking at the pieces of glass and ice in my hands.

I also used to get a series of dreams where I open the microwave door before it's finished, and it doesn't turn off. The implication being, i get cancer/go blind from the microwaves.
#4

Acdtrux posted:

The implication being, i get cancer/go blind from the microwaves.


freud would suggest that you want microwave eye cancer.

next?

#5
I dreamed I formed an adhoc militia to ambush and kill a special forces team. It was a success.
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#7

Populares posted:

I dreamed I formed an adhoc militia to ambush and kill a special forces team. It was a success.


My dreams more often involve getting ambushed and killed by a special forces team, so thank you for intervening in the dream world and doing battle with the ghostly commandos who have been haunting me. I can sleep much better now.

#8
i have stress dreams about schoolwork and typically the stress wins, but my favorites become when i think of little outs and excuses. like that it's okay i'm failing in physics, because i have my friends and i chose to spend time with them instead, and it was a good choice, and the physics will be there tomorrow.
#9

toyot posted:

i have stress dreams about schoolwork and typically the stress wins, but my favorites become when i think of little outs and excuses. like that it's okay i'm failing in physics, because i have my friends and i chose to spend time with them instead, and it was a good choice, and the physics will be there tomorrow.



freud would be proud of this since his idea is that dreams are a wish-fulfillment. It's difficult in stress dreams in particular to find some wish fulfilled.

#10
stress dreams are all about externalizing via dream-projection problems in your life that you/others regard as insignificant or its just the desire for your parents to die
#11
dreaming about the concept of the oedipus complex
#12
had a dream last night about wandering through an office, asking loads of strangers where to go and what to do. details mostly vague.
#13
dreamed i accidentally poisoned my goldfish by feeding them nutritional yeast and flour instead of fish food. i don't have any fish
#14
yeah, now you don't. fish murderer - next
#15
more like nightmare thread!! imo
#16

toyot posted:

i have stress dreams about schoolwork and typically the stress wins, but my favorites become when i think of little outs and excuses. like that it's okay i'm failing in physics, because i have my friends and i chose to spend time with them instead, and it was a good choice, and the physics will be there tomorrow.



I hear these are common dreams; I haven't been to school in about 7 years but I still have dreams that it's the end of the school year and I've been avoiding a class or two the entire year. I keep thinking I should go in just to make an appearance to maybe get some credit, but I feel it's too late anyway and the teacher would be too angry with me for avoiding it all this time. It's a horrible feeling, and waking up comes as such a great relief.

#17
two part last night

1. in a large marble hall, presumably a museum room but without anything inside of it. there are a lot of strangers. i stand at the door with a spray bottle. children keep trying to pry open the door and break into the room, but i don't let them through by spraying mist at the door which prevents them from opening it.

2. in an apartment on a beach. haven't been to a beach in twelve years. see my mattress on the beach with people running around it. they find a large cockroach and put in a large plastic jar like a trophy and walk off. i get angry but can't do anything about it. my girlfriend says that there is a mushroom growing behind a mirror propped against a wall. strange teal carpet on the ground.
#18

cars posted:

more like nightmare thread!! imo



you can post nightmares, too cars.

#19

Parenti posted:

I hear these are common dreams; I haven't been to school in about 7 years but I still have dreams that it's the end of the school year and I've been avoiding a class or two the entire year. I keep thinking I should go in just to make an appearance to maybe get some credit, but I feel it's too late anyway and the teacher would be too angry with me for avoiding it all this time. It's a horrible feeling, and waking up comes as such a great relief.


same, but is it not a mark of educational excellence that we should all be left with enough residual anxiety to play out across intermittent nightmares spanning the rest of our natural lives?

#20
one of the best things about smoking w33d is that i don't remember my dreams, i hate my dreams, dreams suck, weed4life
#21

liceo posted:

two part last night

1. in a large marble hall, presumably a museum room but without anything inside of it. there are a lot of strangers. i stand at the door with a spray bottle. children keep trying to pry open the door and break into the room, but i don't let them through by spraying mist at the door which prevents them from opening it.


#22

solidar posted:

one of the best things about smoking w33d is that i don't remember my dreams, i hate my dreams, dreams suck, weed4life



that's actually the worst part, the best part is you're dreaming all day

#23
i used to dream about the house that i grew up in a lot. a reoccuring theme was that after all this time i was moving back in and getting everything back to how it was. the details of the house and it's layout would often be different to how they really are, but in the dream they seem correct. the later versions of this dream would have me think about how i'd had this dream before but now it's really happening

eventually they became about returning to old homes that i'd rented in the more recent past, with the idea that after not being there for years i'd still have a right to those places and that my stuff would still be there. in these dreams i'd be planning to split my life between these places and my real home. in these dreams, the old homes would have the same archetectural style and locations to places i'd lived irl but were otherwise very different

i don't get those so much now. instead i get a lot of dreams about visiting landmarks and holiday destinations which, in the dream i'm very familiar with, but don't exist in real life. they're all jumbled up from memories of my home town, or places like scarborough or torquay. one i really liked had rows of seaside hotels all over a mountain. sometimes my home town and where i live now are merged

in the last dream i had of that last type i was looking at a whole new part of what was supposed to be my home town. there was a big old victorian building that in the dream was staffed by nuns. as i took pictures of it, a black dog took my entire hand in his mouth and wouldn't let go. it didn't hurt, but i woke up after it became clear the dog's owner wasn't in any rush
#24
there was a dream thread in lf and swampman dreamed about putting citrus dents in cop cars. I have his file right here
#25
Had a dream the other day that I was on trial for a felony. I was completely innocent and my attorney had a slam dunk defense and had obviously convinced the judge (no juries in this dream world). During recess my attorney told me to go home, which I did somehow, only to be informed later that I had fled custody and committed a felony :(
#26
I keep having dreams about getting into fistfights and winning.
#27

colddays posted:

I keep having dreams about getting into fistfights and winning.


oh, so YOU are the motherfucker who keeps beating the shit out of me in my dreams

#28
thought i had a dream last night about walking in the rain to the top of a very long hill but realized this morning that i was simply wasted and actually had done so, as evident by my ripped, sodden clothes in a pool of mud by the door.
#29
major headline today: rhianna's nightmare skin routine, or at least that's how i read it first
#30

liceo posted:

thought i had a dream last night about walking in the rain to the top of a very long hill but realized this morning that i was simply wasted and actually had done so, as evident by my ripped, sodden clothes in a pool of mud by the door.



reminds me of the passage in freud where he says that dreams within dreams indicate that you wish the in-dream dream content had actually occured within a dream, instead of something happening in reality

#31
i had a dream that i went to a mcdonalds to get lunch for the (dead irl) grandmother who was living in a retirement home that seemed like a fancy hotel. on the way back i noticed that the retirement home/hotel was gone and i had to ramp my car off of a staircase into a fountain in order to access the secret underground pathway. once there i had to press the magic runes in a certain order to progress. when that was done i woke up.