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21-Jul-2003

Weird dreams

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 5:37 pm

Hm. I just got up from about an hour-long nap, and… ::blink:: I can’t remember everything about what I was dreaming, but I know I had been dreaming, and it was very odd.

For one thing, the dream was a recursive one, with multiple levels at that: a dream within a dream within a dream within a dream, et cetera. In each dream, I was at home, but it was a surreally different version of the house; perhaps my room was rearranged or painted a different color, or perhaps everyone was standing outside and talking in the middle of the night. I distinctly remember that in one of the levels, some of the living room furniture had been moved into the bathroom, which had been remodelled to look more like a living space, and in another, the door to my dad’s bedroom instead led outside the house (and had inexplicably been left open).


Some other things I remember from the dream:

  • MIDI files, like modules, could carry sound samples within them, and I thought this was very cool. I also remember having discovered the work of a composer named Sandy, who lived in New Zealand but whose web site was hosted on a domain in Denmark, that used this feature to create some very neat-sounding tunes.
  • At one point I tried to access my own website, perhaps to post to my weblog, but got some really weird, inexplicable error that I can’t remember, from a domain registrar that I have nothing to do with.
  • Part of the dream was almost like a video game, in which one had to solve a puzzle to get out of the virtually endless levels of dream-nesting and back to normalcy. Apparently this puzzle was introduced on a large array of television sets near the living room, for some reason. The solution involved looking into some representation of the sun (which I believe was also on a TV), and indeed, it did get things to the first level of the dream, where things were normal once again.

Really, you just couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried…

1 Comment »

  1. Cool. I like reading descriptions of dreams, but this is more interesting than anything I’ve heard of.

    Comment by NormalAsylum — 22-Jul-2003 @ 10:45 pm

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