The Official Don't-Interpret-My-Dreams Thread



  • I had a dream that I went to the forums and it was just blank with some random horizontal lines so I viewed source and someone had been trying (unsuccessfully) to steal API keys, with something like "sound plugin api key" in there, so I SSH'd into the server and it just started spewing rainbow-colored gibberish at me before I even typed a command. Then I woke up and was late for work but at least the forums are ok.


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    @ben_lubar said in The Official Don't-Interpret-My-Dreams Thread:

    spewing rainbow-colored gibberish

    Did you happen to snag a few.... Oh, sorry, dream. I momentarily forgot.

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    I dreamt I was teaching rhinos and cows how to somersault.


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    I dreamt I was in a covert mission to discover the source of unknown drug. We were "delivering" four large watermelons via a back route through gang territory but were captured and shoved into an arena. Just before the fight started we were each shot with an arrow, which magically transformed us into fillies and colts, and prevented us from talking as well. We barely managed to escape.



  • I dreamed that I bought a dehumidifier online and then regretted it because I didn't actually need it.


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    @anonymous234 said in The Official Don't-Interpret-My-Dreams Thread:

    I dreamed that I bought a dehumidifier online and then regretted it because I didn't actually need it.

    A wet nose is a sign of healthiness.


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    in one segment of my dream I was browsing the forums when I came across a new user. Their posts seemed kinda familiar so I checked their profile and pictures of deer! For reasons unknown I wrote back: Aha! @accalia is that you?!?!

    Maybe in another life at another time...



  • @karla said in The Official Don't-Interpret-My-Dreams Thread:

    @tsaukpaetra said in The Official Don't-Interpret-My-Dreams Thread:

    Also, wouldn't recommend peeing while asleep, it can be really difficult to be certain you're doing in in the dream versus IRL... Not speaking from experience, of course!

    I concur. Also not speaking from experience.

    I'll see your "definitely not speaking from experience" and raise you a "the first time you go to stay at your prospective in-laws' country farm".


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    @scarlet_manuka said in The Official Don't-Interpret-My-Dreams Thread:

    @karla said in The Official Don't-Interpret-My-Dreams Thread:

    @tsaukpaetra said in The Official Don't-Interpret-My-Dreams Thread:

    Also, wouldn't recommend peeing while asleep, it can be really difficult to be certain you're doing in in the dream versus IRL... Not speaking from experience, of course!

    I concur. Also not speaking from experience.

    I'll see your "definitely not speaking from experience" and raise you a "the first time you go to stay at your prospective in-laws' country farm".

    Did you roll the hay? 😉



  • @tsaukpaetra said in The Official Don't-Interpret-My-Dreams Thread:

    in one segment of my dream I was browsing the forums when I came across a new user. Their posts seemed kinda familiar so I checked their profile and pictures of deer! For reasons unknown I wrote back: Aha! @accalia is that you?!?!

    Everything was misspelled?


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    @hardwaregeek said in The Official Don't-Interpret-My-Dreams Thread:

    @tsaukpaetra said in The Official Don't-Interpret-My-Dreams Thread:

    in one segment of my dream I was browsing the forums when I came across a new user. Their posts seemed kinda familiar so I checked their profile and pictures of deer! For reasons unknown I wrote back: Aha! @accalia is that you?!?!

    Everything was misspelled?

    Hard to tell, the actual content of the posts was technically unreadable, so....



  • The vast majority of my weirdly vivid dreams involve

    • Trying to do something (walking, running) and being unable to, which feels incredibly frustrating. In some instances I'm trying to stop doing something, like in one dream I was flying and unable to get down on the ground or even bouncing on the floor and unable to stop. Or sometimes running away from something.
    • Realizing that I'm dreaming, then "waking up" into another dream. Or trying to wake up but failing.

    The second one happens all the fucking time. Tonight I must have falsely woken up at least 10 times (I think some of them might have been real). I even "woke up" and wrote my 3 previous dreams down on my dream phone to remember them later.



  • @ben_lubar said in Nobody shares knowledge better than this:

    @pie_flavor said in Nobody shares knowledge better than this:

    Those poor fuckers probably don't still think that vaccines cause autism. 🚎

    Autism causes vaccines, actually.

    I dreamed I was getting a vaccination — two, actually. A perfectly normal one in the arm; I don't really remember this part of the dream. The second was in the butt. I was given this injection lying across the counter in the reception area, with the windows open, and visible to people walking by. Also, the base composition of the vaccine was orange juice. I'm pretty sure that injecting orange juice into a muscle IRL would hurt a lot more than it did in the dream.


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    I dreamt I was transformed into a Mewtwo. I was out on vacation at the time and the weather was being weird. I was attacked by a swarm of lacewings. I flew up to the top of the massive towers that were the hotel I was staying in and discovered they were being controlled by a weather machine experiment gone wrong, so I set out to destroy the machines on each rooftop. Along the way I kept finding compact discs, which I stored away in the rear pocket formed by my now form-fitting underwear.
    Other things happened, and eventually I was in control of the Swarm. Continued but not remembered error.


  • I survived the hour long Uno hand

    I dreamed I was a power ranger. We were just kind of starting out, and there was some mechanism involving dogs. So like, each of us had a dog that was the source of some of our abilities, and some of us had multiple dogs we could switch between, but it could be like any dog, so you could like, find a better one if you want different abilities. I'd bred a couple pit bulls, one that boosted jump a lot and one that boosted speed. We were getting the overview of how the zords worked. Including there being some kind of impervious capsule we would be inside as a cockpit to protect us from the damage they might take, and like.... apparently it came with a full range of medical care options inside too, so you could survive in there for weeks if you had to. (It was fun for the lads to discover it could insert a catheter, lol).

    You had to synchronize with the others to be able to use the telepathy network and the combining bits, it was kind of like pacific rim that way. Some kind of mishap happened and the whole team minus me went on a time-travel adventure, so I got some practice with my zord, hung out with dogs, trained some kind of exotic beast friend as a pet, general stuff. There was this weird solo mission where I thought I was fighting a guy with a zord, but he actually had bonded with a magical beast instead, weird stuff. Then the others came back and I was like great, let's go! But I couldn't sync anymore, because they'd gone off and had adventures and I didn't know them as well as I used to. I was trying to get Blue (I was Red) to talk to me about his philosophy on life so I could kind of figure out how to sync back up when senpai woke me


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    I had a dream where I was a lot younger. I had gotten a new video game for my NES, but it was time for lunch. At the end of lunch I was talking with my mom about something, and for whatever reason I took her hand, and one of her fingers cracked (as in "crack my knuckles," not "broken bone") but my dad heard the pop sound and this ended up turning into a big fight about how I needed to be more gentle with her, when I hadn't actually done anything and I just wanted to get back to the game. 😞


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    @masonwheeler said in The Official Don't-Interpret-My-Dreams Thread:

    I was a lot younger

    Speaking of, the last scene the latest dream I was a young colt playing hoofball.



  • So, this dream is a rather short one.

    I dreamt that I'm travelling with my family to somewhere by plane, and we're travelling on first class. Upon getting to my seat, I find there is VR helmet on the side (like the NervGear from SAO). The flight attendant told us that airline is providing VR experience during the flight and hope us enjoy that.

    So this is rare chance and why not take it? I put on the helmet and dive into the VR world.

    In the next moment, I found myself at my company's office. I go back to my seat and start working... until I woke up this morning. 😞


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    @cheong said in The Official Don't-Interpret-My-Dreams Thread:

    airline is providing VR experience during the flight and hope us enjoy that.

    People already get sick when the world moves in VR when they're not moving IRL. The effect would be much worse if it were flipped... undefined



  • @tsaukpaetra said in The Official Don't-Interpret-My-Dreams Thread:

    @cheong said in The Official Don't-Interpret-My-Dreams Thread:

    airline is providing VR experience during the flight and hope us enjoy that.

    People already get sick when the world moves in VR when they're not moving IRL. The effect would be much worse if it were flipped... undefined

    Those "full-dive" type of VR in that fiction is said to be something that lead you into hypnotized state, so there is very little difference than someone who's dreaming.



  • I have had some weird dreams in the past couple of weeks. Unfortunately I haven't been able to remember enough of them to make them worth posting here though...



  • I was at a fancy restaurant with family for Thanksgiving, but they had run out of everything, so instead of roasted turkey they had sliced deli chicken and instead of cinnamon sticks(?) they had sliced green bell pepper (due to it being long and thin).



  • Last night's dream involved me working in some hypothetical massive building (in which I got lost at least twice in the course of the dream -- at one point I walked into a completely wrong wing of the building and people were looking at me like "who the fuck are you" and I'm just going "uh, don't mind me, I made a wrong turn, I'll just be going back the way I came now..."). The gist of it was that I was supposed to get a computer/overhead projector hooked up but it was impossible to find a pair that a) worked b) together and c) had associated cables long enough to reach both each other and power outlets. Finally I tell my boss something like "yeah I've tried but this just isn't going to happen... nothing here is going to work" and he was like "well, nevermind because the meeting's over now anyway".

    Fun dream. @ben_lubar would probably have liked it... it was a very much "losing is fun" dream.



  • @anotherusername the other time I got lost was something like, I got onto an escalator (or maybe it was an elevator) which didn't let me get off at the floor I actually wanted to go to, so it took me all the way to the top of the building or something. My recollection of the dream is fuzzy in this area but I want to say there were some kind of wild tubes or slides or some such that were used for transportation.


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    Started out as someone similar to Dora the Explorer. I broke away from mother to explore, investigating some animals. Following them lead me to an odd trolley-like building that moved but only for 100 feet or so and crashed. The animals helped me flip to a parallel universe where all the magic was. The secret society was ravaged and I helped rebuild it. Years later there were many more transfer points, one of which was on a nearby small (very small) Island thing in the park, activated by grabbing an imaginary rope and shouting "ahoy matey!" while miming pulling it down. Of course, when properly activated you were actually pulling an actual rope, and dropped three feet into a wash basin like area under the pull shower you just activated.
    The magic side had become profitable but some not-so-good corporation in the normal side was keen on figuring out how to switch over themselves, so I was being spied on. I got captured and used some specially prepared items (a unused glo-stick, unused Rice Krispies Treat, and a small piece of paper) to gain un-detectability for 15-ish minutes and escape. Of course, magic does come at a price and so I was exhausted. Somehow they recovered the address of one of the switch points and were actively trying to find it (as I was attempting to go there myself). The address itself didn't exist on the normal side but the street did, and GPS navigation got close enough. They located the so shop (Cricket, an antique clockwork maker) and were preparing to storm it when I awoke.



  • I was trying to sputter a semiconductor wafer using three propane torches aimed across the wafer from three sides. (I have no idea why I was trying to do this.) At some point in the dream, apparently I was reading a web page related to this; it had a sidebar link to an article entitled "Short of RAM? Try making your own."



  • I don't remember any details, but a secretly SJW babysitter was propagandizing my daughter while in her care.

    The rules don't prohibit me from interpreting my own dream, and it's quite simple. I need to spend less time in the Garage before going to bed.


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    @hardwaregeek said in The Official Don't-Interpret-My-Dreams Thread:

    The rules

    We lost those a long time ago...





  • I dreamt that I visit my secondary school again. There's a teacher that I know guided me to see the "new wing" of school building.

    I learnt that there is a new teacher that helped turn my school into a school strong in some field sports. The year since he joined the school, the school team keep winning the first or second place in interschool competition in all years but one.

    In that particular year when the team surprisingly win no prize in the competition, some students ordered trophy with the same design as the other trophy from that competition except on the place when the "position in game" is written, it's written "nothing" instead. What a bold teasing move.

    Surprisingly, the teacher leading the team accepted that replica trophy and placed it along with other trophy. And his team regained strength since then.


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    @cheong said in The Official Don't-Interpret-My-Dreams Thread:

    , it's written "nothing" instead

    That's awesome! I kinda want to do that as a surprise practical joke...


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    I dreamed that I was preparing food, and I needed some mushrooms, so I went to the fridge and got out this big, solid rectangular slab of mushroom-mass, with recognizable mushroom-like features like stems and undersides poking out randomly all over. I started to cut it up and add it to the frying pan, and that's about all I remember.



  • I dreamed that my TV had a "characters" menu that showed all the characters of every TV show that had been recently watched and a short description of each (though most were lacking info). So I I checked the DVB standard and discovered they did have an xml based standard for the networks to send that information. Then I pondered the performance implications of broadcasting data for TV receivers in XML.

    I love how analytical my subconscious is.


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    @anonymous234 said in The Official Don't-Interpret-My-Dreams Thread:

    Then I pondered the performance implications of broadcasting data for TV receivers in XML.

    Not all that much IIRC. I think the analog bandwidth was around 8mbit or so.


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    I dreamt I was driving my truck with my bitch on the floor between my feet. It was incredibly difficult to actually do do.


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    I dreamt I was in a Discord chat instance and suddenly all the rooms started getting deleted. Was scary for some reason...



  • Having a fever makes for weird dreams. Or rather, that state between being awake and being asleep, when you're trying to fall sleep but can't, and your mind has lost its connection to mundane reality and is free-associating. Add in some possible psychosis due to not having had any real sleep in days.

    I'm lying in bed, tossing and turning, headache, coughing, blowing my nose, my eyes watering every time I cough, many parts of my body hurt. My brain decided to surround me with barriers of chunks of broken stone. Some semi-rational part of my brain decided it looked like Dwemer ruins in Skyrim. Interestingly, as the night progressed and the medicine brought my fever down and my cough subsided a bit, my brain continued the same visual metaphor, but the barriers became smaller and more organized. There was like a single, low wall of cut stone.

    Eventually, after I took another dose of cold medicine about 02:15, I finally went to sleep, and don't remember anything until I opened my eyes to see the clock saying 10:00.


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    @hardwaregeek said in The Official Don't-Interpret-My-Dreams Thread:

    about 02:15,

    @hardwaregeek said in The Official Don't-Interpret-My-Dreams Thread:

    to see the clock saying 10:00.

    So you finally got a tiny bit of rest?



  • @tsaukpaetra said in The Official Don't-Interpret-My-Dreams Thread:

    I dreamt I was in a Discord chat instance and suddenly all the rooms started getting deleted. Was scary for some reason...

    If the Discord chat room that you're dreaming in gets deleted, do you die in real life?


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    @anotherusername said in The Official Don't-Interpret-My-Dreams Thread:

    @tsaukpaetra said in The Official Don't-Interpret-My-Dreams Thread:

    I dreamt I was in a Discord chat instance and suddenly all the rooms started getting deleted. Was scary for some reason...

    If the Discord chat room that you're dreaming in gets deleted, do you die in real life?

    That depends if you're a Discord chat room...



  • @tsaukpaetra said in The Official Don't-Interpret-My-Dreams Thread:

    So you finally got a tiny bit of rest?

    Yes. It doesn't fully make up for not having gotten any for several days, but it helped a lot.


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    I dreamt I was walking home with my father. We had eaten at a restaurant that prepared food by dancing on a giant griddle built into the floor (they did dear shoes FWIW).
    Anyways, I started singing The Moon Rises, and suddenly there's buses full of people playing the same song. I picked up a displaced souvenir and discovered it was apparently an Ohio pony convention. My dad remarked he was going to get me a chess set for Christmas that had the ponies and the bugs as the two sides.
    There was an old dilapidated van in a driveway whose tires were literally falling apart I took notice of.
    Then I awoke.


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