Out of the Blue

I had a dream that involved a shootout with plastic guns using real bullets, a pointless train trip, and other oddities. Perhaps due to how weird it was I awoke, and called a friend to describe to him what happened. While I was on the phone I wandered outside and the landscape was all haystacks sprouting giant (house-sized) mushrooms in a Van Gogh-style color scheme. It immediately struck me that I was actually still dreaming, at which point I woke up for real. I don't know how uncommon this is, but it's the first time I've had a double-dream, much less a double lucid dream. It was no double rainbow, but I still found it to be a remarkable experience.

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Jan 13, 2020, 17:44
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 Kxmode
 
I had a dream that involved a shootout with plastic guns using real bullets, a pointless train trip, and other oddities.

Did you recently watch Joker?
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PHJF wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 16:39:
Mannnnnnn FFUUUCCCK the oscars again for nearly snubbing The Lighthouse, one of the most interesting and entertaining movies in a long, long while.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8yeo32thiI
Never heard of it until your post. I was not impressed by the trailer. Looks like movie channel bait, at best.
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 PHJF
 
Mannnnnnn FFUUUCCCK the oscars again for nearly snubbing The Lighthouse, one of the most interesting and entertaining movies in a long, long while.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8yeo32thiI
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Jan 13, 2020, 16:28
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Hey blue did you run into Leo?

National Championship is tonight. While I hope for a meteor strike I think LSU winning would be less painful. Someone needs to end Clempsons's streak. Better now before they Break Oklahoma's streak next year.
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Jan 13, 2020, 15:50
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Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 11:43:
Blue, did you suddenly get the idea to dismantle the web-site?
LOL, I just watched Inception again yesterday.
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Jan 13, 2020, 15:48
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Armengar wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 13:50:
Born and raised in Dumfries but living in the lakes now. I can confirm that some of those piss me off too. I love haggis and i can guarantee most people who slag it off have never tried it, in fact i have served haggis instead of sausages before now at breakfast and people loved it (carnivore friends I should add). I do own a kilt but dont wear it often, i do wear it breezy and do get asked what i wear underneath it.

I like it, and blood sausage too.
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Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 14:33:
Armengar wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 13:50:
Born and raised in Dumfries but living in the lakes now. I can confirm that some of those piss me off too. I love haggis and i can guarantee most people who slag it off have never tried it, in fact i have served haggis instead of sausages before now at breakfast and people loved it (carnivore friends I should add). I do own a kilt but dont wear it often, i do wear it breezy and do get asked what i wear underneath it.

Aye, but I bet you do smell of lanolin.
Or at least deep fried Haggis.

Found that link after listening to Stewart Lee https://scrapsfromtheloft.com/2018/01/17/stewart-lee-standup-comedian-full-transcript/
He had me when, in one breath, he mentioned haggis and deep-fried heroin.
Plus what he said about there being no Scottish women and kilts, which I shan’t repeat here. Wink

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Jan 13, 2020, 14:33
 
Armengar wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 13:50:
Born and raised in Dumfries but living in the lakes now. I can confirm that some of those piss me off too. I love haggis and i can guarantee most people who slag it off have never tried it, in fact i have served haggis instead of sausages before now at breakfast and people loved it (carnivore friends I should add). I do own a kilt but dont wear it often, i do wear it breezy and do get asked what i wear underneath it.

Aye, but I bet you do smell of lanolin.
"Just take a look around you, what do you see? Pain, suffering, and misery." -Black Sabbath, Killing Yourself to Live.
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Dreams
Jan 13, 2020, 14:32
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Jan 13, 2020, 14:32
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Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 13, 2020, 13:04:
Due to my unusual brain chemistry, I remember every dream I have ever had and lucid dreaming is pretty easy. It's amazing the creative power the mind has.
Burrito of Peace, what the best dream you had? Is it related to burritoes and peace?
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Jan 13, 2020, 14:30
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 Ant
 
Blue, what did you have before going to sleep? Also, wake up! You're still dreaming! You're still in The Matrix.
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Born and raised in Dumfries but living in the lakes now. I can confirm that some of those piss me off too. I love haggis and i can guarantee most people who slag it off have never tried it, in fact i have served haggis instead of sausages before now at breakfast and people loved it (carnivore friends I should add). I do own a kilt but dont wear it often, i do wear it breezy and do get asked what i wear underneath it.
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Jan 13, 2020, 13:28
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I generally remember my dreams and lucid dream, as well. I have had the dream-within-a-dream, too. Though it's partially just that, since you know you're dreaming in lucid dreams...

My ability to remember my dreams drives my girlfriend crazy. I'll often remember 2 or 3 from a night, sometimes ones that either blur into each other or occasionally weave. What she doesn't get is that remembering one usually means waking up at the end, so most nights I wake up in the middle of the night. But only for 10 minutes or so, and I find it relaxing to wake up, look at my watch, see I still have 5 hours or so to sleep, and rolling back over.
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Due to my unusual brain chemistry, I remember every dream I have ever had and lucid dreaming is pretty easy. It's amazing the creative power the mind has.
"Just take a look around you, what do you see? Pain, suffering, and misery." -Black Sabbath, Killing Yourself to Live.
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Usually, the only time I remember my dreams is if I am actively reading books I haven't previously read. This apparently fires up my imagination into overdrive...
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Nice experience indeed, I've had those a few times
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Sure you're not still dreaming? Sounds like Inception to me. I dream vividly most of the time - it's kind of annoying actually, I prefer those dark dreamless sleeps of the just and the dead. Most of them have a real fantastic - in the literal sense of the word - quality to them. They seem utterly real yet I know they aren't. I've dreamt many times over the years that I'm back in Vancouver, except it's more like a megalopolis city of the future with 100 million people - like out of Judge Dredd - surrounded by impossibly tall cliffs, and things of that nature. Yet it all seems perfectly plausible and normal in the context of the dream. Dreams are fucking weird, man.

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Blue had a dream².
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Ruh roh, that LPL didn’t even make it a minute ten.
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Blue, did you suddenly get the idea to dismantle the web-site?
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Jan 13, 2020, 11:37
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I've always just "aimed" by moving the mouse with my thumb and pinkie, not wrist, and moving arm if I need to do an immediate over 90 degree turn; how do you even do "wrist aiming"? Wouldn't that throw off the path due to curvature?
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Thanks Bob but I'm gonna take a pass on them pills. Interesting about Gentle Giant though.
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