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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-04-06 05:41
Subject: [personal] Postcards from the weird
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Tags:dreams, funny. movies, personal, work
I don't usually document my dreams here on the blog — they are largely of interest only to me, if that — but my subconscious was especially demented last night, and I'm still giggling over some of the imagery.

In my dream, I was on a business trip, staying at a nice hotel where one of the salesguys from the Day Jobbe was also staying. I had to sneak out of the hotel at night without him noticing, and wound up being captured by Darth Vader, and tied up with Luke and Leia in Darth's secret underground lair, which remarkably resembled the Adam West-era Batcave.

After the Sith Lord was one monologging at us, he got a Chinese-made Pigeon bicycle (imagine a classic one-speed) and pedaled off down the Bat Tunnel. This made me laugh so hard I broke our bonds, so me and the Star Wars folks escaped.

Somehow I wound up in the clutches of a film critic, possibly Roger Ebert, who made me go through a frame-by-frame analysis of the lost "Darth Vader on a bicycle" footage, which had been cut from the theatrical release of the original Star Wars.

Escaping that horror, I would up out on the streets of Mexicali, where I ran into seanan_mcguire. She and her boyfriend had bought a housing lot there, and were camping in a dirt pile while they excavated a foundation by hand. Seanan's mom showed up, and they got into a screaming clod fight, which I fled only to run into Darth Vader again.

This time he was riding one of those tall bicycles you occasionally see around Portland (or at the circus), trying to cadge drinks from the frat boys partying in the street. I was working my way back to my business hotel while avoiding Darth Vader, not to mention the screaming fight still going on behind me. About then I woke up, filled with a peaceful sense of WTFery?

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scottedelman: Staten Island
User: scottedelman
Date: 2010-04-06 13:09 (UTC)
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Keyword:Staten Island
Hey, your dreams are of interest to me ! I love 'em!
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User: imzadidragonfly
Date: 2010-04-06 13:22 (UTC)
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I love dreams like that. I wish I remembered more of them. I often think it would be cool to have a dream recorder. Hook yourself up all Johnny Mnemonic style before going to bed and watch them in the morning.
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The NewroticGirl
User: newroticgirl
Date: 2010-04-06 13:50 (UTC)
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I love weird dream theater, personally! Screaming clod fights for all!
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User: silvertwi
Date: 2010-04-06 14:50 (UTC)
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Hahaha. I love your dreams then. Seanan being in it just makes it that much more awesome.
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Seanan McGuire: me
User: seanan_mcguire
Date: 2010-04-06 16:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You, sir, win this week's weird dream award.

The award is a live eel.

It bites.

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User: shelly_rae
Date: 2010-04-06 16:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Now how did you get into my bike shopping session? The Darth guy was trying to get me to buy way too much bike for me while the Sith lord didn't think an old lady like myself needed anything fancy. Plus we're doing that house buying thing--remember the house that needed lots of work but I like anyway?
Silly man.
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User: cithra
Date: 2010-04-06 18:15 (UTC)
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Sometimes the best part is that waking-up moment where you realize "thank the stars, I don't have to go back to negotiating with the albino snake-man for the bicycle egg."

It appears April has been named Official Dream of Bicycles month by my subconscious, too.

Edited at 2010-04-06 06:16 pm (UTC)
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