Tuesday, 6 October 2009

This afternoon I had a nap. And like with all afternoon naps, I dream crazier dreams than usual.

I was attending a lecture in a new part of our university, which was actually a spaceships for martial artists (I was studying martial arts on a university level, yes). It was a modern education where part of your third year was spent on a giant intergalactic spaceship. This place was really huge. I knew it was a kind of dome-shaped ship that contained many cities and layers and artificial environments. But right now I was trying to find a seat in the auditorium for a lecture.

There were rows upon rows of seats high up in the air and I was walking down the middle aisle together with all the other students (which were filing off to the sides once they decided they wanted a place to sit there). I knew this auditorium spanned two whole levels of the spaceship. That is HUGE keeping in mind that each level contained whole cities and probably had many kilometres between them. I tried to find a seat next to a guy who I go to the university with in real life, but while walking down the huge aisle he disappears in the crowd ahead of me. As I go down the huge and quite stairs which lead to various rows of seats I notice the distant cityscape through the distant edge of the room which is made of transparent glass.

As I finally find a seat, I see a friend (who attends another part of my university in real life - and so who I don't have lectures with), get a seat in front of me and to the left. He hasn't seen me, and I start shouting his name to get him to notice me. But an older man sitting on my right asks me to be quiet, and I feel really angry at him. I then realise that the lecturer has actually started talking, and I feel a bit ashamed.

The lecturer tells us to register as being alive on our mobile phones. I look at my phone's screen and a little red icon is flashing say, but I'm quite confused because there seems to be some illegible text around the icon too. When I click the icon it opens another weird dialogue box on the screen, and I feel unsettled by this. I want to ask the one next to me what to do, but before I can do that, we are told that the room needs to be shifted.

Suddenly it feels like the whole room is in free fall and accelerating downwards very rapidly. I hold on to my seat's armrests tightly. I see that we have seat belts, but I discover that mine is broken. I realise this could mean I could potentially fly right into the air, if I didn't hold on tight. For some reason I'm not scared though. We are pulled in all kinds of directions by the seemingly random, high-speed acccelerations, but I actually start finding it quite fun and begin laughing. At one point I can't laugh any more, because the room is moving so quickly that I can only manage to take very small breaths. Then it all stops and the gravity returns to normal..

A man in a weird technical suit exits an elevator and tells us that the room is now aligned and that they've activated the elevators for us so we can leave the auditorium by elevator instead of the huge walkway we had used to enter. I get annoyed that the technician hadn't been in the room to experience the scary shifting manoeuvre. Suddenly I have my Nokia 3310 phone in my hand, and I wonder if the ship can detect such an old phone like it could with my newer phone. As I look at the screen I see that it can. The program that registers if you're alive is just text-based instead. But I'd rather use my new phone, so I put my older phone away. I then ask the person to the left of me (a boy my age that I don't know) what icon to press, and he shows me. I then press the corresponding icon.

The next thing I remember is this weird garden area. And I know some soldiers are after me. But I realise that I can use hidden bandits lying in the grass to my advantage. When I moved through defined parts of the grassy area, regular squares of the ground turned red. I immediately understood that this meant that hidden bandits lying in the grass would now attack the soldiers if they were unlucky enough to move through the red areas of the grassland. Of course only I could see the red colours. The soldiers would just see normal green grassland.

Suddenly I'm home at what I know is my room (which doesn't look like the room in my apartment at all). A guy from university is in the living room together with a girl I don't know. I understand they've been there the whole day. I'm about to ask them if they want to eat dinner together with me, and tell them that I could make food for all of us. They tell me yes. I then see that they've already started making dinner for themselves using my food. I tell them it's not very polite to simple start eating my food, and that I don't want them to do it ever again. The girl answers something really rude back. This causes me to ask them to leave my place immediately. There's a really bad feeling in the air now because of this.

Next thing I know I'm in my room in my real apartment together with a girl from my university. Another guy from university is lying dead on the floor between my bed and my cupboard. I think I killed him. The girl tells me it's alright, and smiles. She tells me I can just dispose of the body without trouble. I relax a bit when she says that. I then realise it's time to leave for classes, and tell about three other people from my university (who are also for some reason in my apartment) that we should head to the university now. They begin filing out the door, but the girl in my room stays. I ask her to go too, but she just smiles and tells me no. It feels like she wants to help me remove the body and prevent me from doing something stupid.

I wake up, feeling like I've just woken up from a nightmare.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

This night I dreamt of swimming amongst other things.

It happened in this huge shopping mall/holiday resort complex. It had a really big indoor pool with water so deep, that you couldn't see the bottom, but I'm pretty sure that there was a sunken ship or other secrets down there. I remember diving head first into the water in the pool, because it was so fun and because I could get up to insane speeds by doing it. I couldn't fly but I could propel myself really far in the water by just that head dive. It was actually almost like flying in the water.

The next thing I remember a flying bus, which I understood had broken down landed on a building's roof a bit away from the complex. I watched it through a window together with some other people who were currently staying at the complex as well. It landed on a high-rise building a little distance away. The people asked me if I wanted to fly over there and see what I could do. I wondered if I should fly over there, but when I saw policemen arriving I didn't really feel like it after all.

Friday, 2 October 2009

This night I dreamt I was being given a guided tour of a girls life (kind of through an exhibition in a museum where you had to walk through different "scenes" of her life). It wasn't a girl that I know.

The tour started in corridor together with lots of other people. It was kind of scary at first because while we were standing there all together, waiting for the tour to start, suddenly some of the statues in the museum started talking with really eerie voices while their faces became animated. There were some really scary evil laughs as well. But then I suddenly relaxed, because I knew it was meant to be like that. It was just part of the tour.

I then saw some images of newspaper headlines which all contained what I now knew were prophecies. Because throughout the rest of the dream those newspaper articles would become reality in ways I couldn't imagine. (I'm still a bit in awe of my apparent ability to actually create a storyline that follows a strict guideline with twists and turns in a dream.. Normally they are unstructured, but this time it was like it had all been planned out by myself - without me actually knowing it).

Then the tour started. We first had to go through a small room where a wax statue of the girl was sitting on the floor. I vaguely remember her sitting together with a dead dog. It was kind of scary, and I didn't like going close to her. I don't think any of the other guests liked it either, because we all walked through the room while hugging the edge of the wall tightly. I understood that the scene we saw here was the beginning of the series of events that made the girl mad.

We then exit into an enormous courtyard where a huge castle looms above us about 50 metres or so away. It was really a magnificent castle. I remember looking up and really being in awe of its sheer size and decorations (I usually don't imagine huge details in my dreams but this castle was really extremely well done). In front of the gate into the castle was a big hammer. Sort of like a meat hammer made of wood, just about 15 metres in diameter. It would, with regular intervals (I think it was every 5 seconds or so) slam slowly into the ground in front of the door. So, it was also some kind of clock. We would of course die if we stood and waited for us to smash us, but it wasn't scary at all. I didn't even think twice about the fact that such an unusual device would be installed right in front of the door.

The weird thing was that the hammer didn't fall with precise regular intervals. I realised that in the old days dogs had been used to tell when it was safe to pass the device or not. Because the device emitted a special high-frequency tone before it moved, dogs could be used to warn when it would come down. At this point a dog suddenly appeared and then proceeded to jump onto the hammer (it had just smashed down and was on its way up again, so the dog was able to reach it by jumping). I felt mildly annoyed at the dog for doing this, since it wasn't supposed to. So I hurriedly jumped up after it onto the hammer thing.

The next thing I knew people had disappeared so I was all alone. I wasn't even in the courtyard any more. I didn't think twice about that though.

I know a lot more happened in this dream but it's sadly forgotten now. I just remember thinking when I woke up: "Shit, all those prophecies really came true."

Thursday, 1 October 2009

This afternoon I took a nap.

I was in some sort of cafeteria or building with lots of other people. It was the plan that I was to go through a certain door, which I knew would lead me into another dimension where I would have fun. It was the plan that I was to go with a friend, but I suddenly got occupied with something. So he (a guy from my university) proceded to get into a small pushcart and I pushed him through the black door opening. I could see kind of a diagram of what he was doing (since I had done it before it seemed) while I was occupied in that weird cafeteria.

There was a certain sense of urgency pervading my mood at that point, because I wanted to enter the other dimension too. I knew that as I did what I had to do in that cafeteria, that my friend would be given a tour in a kind of flying hot-air balloon/flying bed of a cool water-filled world. It wasn't that important since I had tried the tour before, but I still really wanted to go again because it was so fun.

Once I finally decided to enter the other dimension, I made a dash for the door, but a guy from my old school suddenly went in front of me and blocked my way. He then pushed me back, and told me I wasn't allowed to go. I immediately started thinking how I should get by him, but then I woke up.