You are receiving this broadcast as a dream.
We are transmitting from the year one nine nine nine.
You are receiving this broadcast in order to alter the events you are seeing.
—Prince of Darkness
I'm collecting all my social media dream posts here. Today's (2020-07-19) dump is just from app.net, later I'll do my old blog, Twitter, Mastodon, I have some others around I'm sure.
Fell asleep on the bus listening to Inception soundtrack. Woke in a place I've never looked up in before. Am I still in the dream?
$3 chuck + TV politics = short sleep of terrible dreams. I was back at university. Went to a class on elections. Some monster was killing students, ripping them up. Classes weren't cancelled, local students are fearless and kinda stupid.
As Mark awoke one morning after a night of fitful dreams, he found himself transformed into a, uh, a big pale ape, apparently. Will the other inhabitants even notice, or are they all apes, too?
Was producing a TV show about political campaign staffers, bribery and dirty tricks, partisan politics. "Comedy" but mean and dark. Sex scenes cut away into humiliating and weird bios of the people. Max Headroom meets [Neal Stephenson's] Interface.
I had an annoying dream: I had to cash a check at my old bank which was somehow also AT&T. Their check scanner didn't scan. I called support and the voice menus didn't work. I find this douchebag bro manager, and he says they don't work with iPhone.
Drank too much, and happily I don't get hangovers. But I woke from a sleep paralysis dream of a dog sitting on my chest licking my face. That's a new one.
My dream last night wasn't anything interesting, except I had Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" playing in loop in my head and SHADDUP, FREDDIE! AUGH!
Took a nap, dreamed I was in an endless maze of crappy theatres, strip bars (my stripper ex was there), and arcades, looking for a beer and a hot dog. Closest I got was "pop beer" which was like an energy drink? I was enraged.
"Had one of those dreams where I catalog everyone that annoys me and mete out justice. What the fuck is wrong with those assholes, anyway? Like they can't see I'm a ticking bomb, or they wanna push me over the edge into collecting their skulls?
A night of bad dreams: Squirrels with guns occupied trees all around us, having gang warfare with each other. I was trying to get my stupid client out of the building so I'd get paid. Kept dying & restarting.
Had a nap and really weird dreams. Fringe + Adventure Time + Island of Dr Moreau weird.
I dreamed I was watching a movie/music video of cities being transformed into primeval wilderness and castles in Minecraft blocks, over ambient music. I want that movie now.
Spent the night having dreams of bad job interviews. In one I blood-eagled a social media douchebag on the conference table.\n\nThe lesson here is don't invite the SMD to my job interview.
Still pissed off about my dream. In the city neighborhood (not corresponding to any real place) where a lot of my dreams happen, the teriyaki shop was replaced with an overpriced sandwich shop. I kept trying to find another, but every shop was changed.
I had a dream/nightmare I was doing scrum master, team lead for a mob of Gen-Whines who yapped and went off-focus like hyperactive cocker spaniel puppies that some fucker had given espresso to, and my usual stern glare was not getting me space to work.
In my dream, I was the human guest on the Muppet Show, but Kermit was old and still played by Jim Henson. Now I have the theme song in my head.
Dreamed I was working in a megacorp, wore suit & tie, worked on mainframe code, drove a scooter, dated a dumpy coworker. Then filling gas, the pump had a complex touchscreen I couldn't get out of. So I trailed out gas, lit it, and watched the place burn.
Weird goddamned dream about a player arguing with me about my fantasy RPG's setting where all religions are anti-fun (unless torture is fun). I'm now trying to figure out why the dream player was arguing, or if my diseased brain is telling me to kick it up a notch.
Had a second snooze, and dreamed I was at a party, being harassed by the editrix of a linkbait list site for making fun of it. Petty bitch.
I took a nap, and dreamed an ESO quest where I Intimidate/talked a villain into suiciding off a ledge, or I'd kill his entire House. ESO's moral choices aren't ever that blunt, but I was angry the villain had made me climb stairs to get to him.
Dreamed about history classes. Woke up angry. What the fuck is wrong with you awful murdering chimps? I wish you'd all died in nuclear war. Current status
Woke from sleep like a Lovecraft protagonist. Visions of nightmare cities, eldritch beings, strange rituals… such happy dreams elude me.
Former game group, I'd rather you bitched at me, not just snub me & leave an RPG rather than talk to me. Also why Vampire? Ugh. Still grumpy at my Vampire RPG dream from this morning. Should play Buffy RPG as antitoxin. Also need stakes for killing my now ex-friends.
Was in an office building, ran into this recruiter/grifter who never found me any gigs, he was all bullshit and hand-drawn biz cards. "Mark! Where've you been? We're gonna make so much money! I got something lining up right now!" I'll never hear from him, it's a dream.
Watching 9 eps of siliconvalley last night: Too much. I had nightmares about corp jobs, douchebros, & late-night McDonald's "food" runs.
I was playing games with friends in the '90s, couldn't find pen & paper to give them my number. They had no mobile phones back then.
Took a nap. Dreamed I worked in a lab run by a stoner idiot. Woke and realized it was Big Head's project in SV. Too plausible.
I woke up saying in my dream, "I don't want to be somebody!" No recall of anything else.
I was in a GTA-like MMO, hacking/cheating. Won races in a giant flying goat skull. Paid off criminal bounties by buying tacos. Now I really want to shoot people and buy tacos for breakfast.
No AC at home so now getting tacos & beer at a cantina with AC. My dream that it pays off bounty cannot be ignored.
Napped. Had a nightmare I was in a corp job again, they weren't entering my time & I got no paycheck, manager wouldn't go deal with HR. I dunno how anyone works in a corp and doesn't snap, go postal, should be daily workplace massacres. Fucking sheep in a slaughterhouse.
Recently? I dunno, my dreams go weird or bad kinda often.
I shopped at an antique computer store, then later at home cops bust in with rifles pointed at me, gloating that I was a terrorist. What the hell do obsolete computers have to do with terrorism, Mark's diseased brain? For fuck's sake, make a coherent nightmare.
I took the morning off to sit in a park & code, but cow-orkers kept finding me & asking stupid questions, mostly OS/2 tech support. One jerk dressed up as a tree to sneak up on me & demand I fix his network. I cut off his branches with my knife.
I think my horrible dreams of work are like a deep-sea fish surfacing & exploding. I have no stress now, so I have to re-create it.
I was an alien invader drawn by Earth's foolish broadcasting of radio. Burned your cities, took prisoners to sell as pets & food.
Crashed early. Dreamed I summoned a succubus but she was a murderous bitch I had to chase down. Too much webcomics. Voodoo-U
I was CTO making tiny cities w/real tiny people, explored/controlled over the web as a game. SimCity/GTA with real victims. Not that I cared about the ethics, I thought it was fun to play Gojira. I had team management problems. I hate that shit.
Straight-up crime, I robbed a gym bag of money from a guy & chick who'd robbed a drug dealer, left them for the dealer to blame.
I spent hours shopping in a giant comics shop. Came to register with my books and someone took the stack away. While they looked for y stack, a manager kept trying to upsell all these discount plans. I just wanted my fucking comics! I never got them! FUCK!
Also, I want those comics. New issues of defunct series like Adam Warlock, Sandman. Weird moody crime, vampire comics. No super shit.
I was being held hostage by nontechnical aliens like big pillbugs and forced to build machinery, water purifiers, generators, etc. I didn't mind helping their larvae which were kinda cute, but the adults were asshole managers not paying me.
Napped too long, dreamed I was wandering a city all dark & moody, listening to a goth mixtape, trying to get a coffee. I need more coffee.