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25 June 2007 @ 12:47 am
to sleep, perchance to dream  
Anyone out there good at analysing dreams? Try this on for size:

Last night I was in the body of a ruthless cannibal warrior. After tearing apart the guests at a wedding, we started across a desert. We happened upon a flock of purple sheep blocking a narrow road. We debated butchering the shepherds but decided to cut out the middleman. We crawled through the flock instead, eating the sheep that got in our way. We left behind a trail of skeletons, picked clean.

Other stuff happened re: cutting up some bitches, but the sheep really stuck in my mind. For some reason.

In other news: during driving practice today I came across two cats (one black with white paws, one tabby – I feel you needed to know this precise information), two deer, and three peacocks. How’s that for multi-cultural Ireland?
Current Mood: mischievousmischievous
Current Music: We Will Become Silhouettes (the Postal Service)
empathic_siren on June 24th, 2007 11:56 pm (UTC)
*grins* Purple sheep, eh? : )
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Attention bunnyscoradh on June 25th, 2007 12:00 am (UTC)

I don't know why they were purple.

And the dream glossed over the whole 'wool in my teeth, wool in my teeth' element.

Should I be worried?
Sereniaserenia on June 25th, 2007 12:22 am (UTC)
Maybe you need to eat more lamb! XD

I hope you mean live cats, deer and peacocks, and not roadkill!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Marui: kissscoradh on June 25th, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
That would be a shame, as I don't like it. Give me chicken any day of the week! Literally.

Oh yes, I do. The male peacocks are so pretty, I want to take one home with me. ♥
amourdevinamourdevin on June 25th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)
I love that the sheep were purple.

And honestly, I would be more worried about bits of bone than the wool; but seeing as how they were Purple I think the element of surreality pretty much covers that.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Atobe: in spacescoradh on June 25th, 2007 08:25 pm (UTC)
Me too, although at the time they were just an obstacle. An obstacle to be eaten.

It was like a video game. Maybe I need to steal my brother's PS2?!
Jaximadra_blue on June 25th, 2007 04:47 am (UTC)
Perhaps you need more lamb in your diet?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: It's dead. Let's eat it!scoradh on June 25th, 2007 08:26 pm (UTC)
Gross. D: And where would I get purple lamb, I wonder?
jehnt: misc - warning - radioactivejehnt on June 25th, 2007 09:41 am (UTC)
Dream analysis... pfft. Dreams are so weird that most of them defy analysis.

After tearing apart the guests at a wedding, we started across a desert.

I keep reading that last word as "dessert" rather than "desert," and I'm like, "my, that seems rather tame after TEARING APART THE GUESTS." Then I think the sheep are dessert. Then I realize, no, no, the sheep are in the DESERT. Sigh. It's pretty strange either way. Were the sheep like cotton candy? Possibly this thing is called candyfloss where you are. I think purple sheep would look like that.

Last night I dreamed that someone drained the fish from a chain of lakes for nefarious purposes and that I was on a guerrilla mission to repopulate the fish, which was made difficult since a) the fish were very finicky about the environment and thus you had to test them out to see if they'd survive in the exact part of the lake you'd put them in and b) the evil organization of lake-draining fish-killers was out to get me and my associates. I like your cannibalism dream more -- at least you didn't have to touch slimy fish.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: 4 Weddingsscoradh on June 25th, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC)
Tell that to JK!

They certainly weren't very well delineated, if that's the right word, and I don't think it is. Just fuzzy purple blobs ready and waiting to be ... eaten alive. Yup.

Odd that you should say that! A volcanic lake near where I used to live was drained of rainbow fish, and they tried to repopulate it but all the other fish ate them. True story.

... aaaaaaaand we're back to cannibalism again.

On another note entirely, did you ever get to see more of PoT? Are you ready to be induced into the fic? :D
jehnt: misc - fashion - green velvetjehnt on June 25th, 2007 09:49 pm (UTC)
I did see more PoT. It's super-fun and sooooooo different from the other shows I watch. I've read some fic (although I quite shamefully haven't gotten around to yours yet) but all the stuff I can find is like, super angsty love triangles with Tezuka, Ryoma, and Fuji. If you have fic recs, I would loooooooooove them.

I still don't have a PoT icon -- I made some, but they've been lost in the depths of my labyrinthine hard drive. I'll have to go searching for them or make new ones or something.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Power Trianglescoradh on June 25th, 2007 10:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Power Triangle. Not exactly my cup of chai it must be said, although - icon!

If you go to my sidebar, there's the PoT Reclist, which leads to my memories. There's 20 or 30 under 'Great PoT Fic Recs'. I usually hang around tenipuri_yaoi nowadays, but for a newbie I'd say: go to sinsofwill, reposte, pixxers and prillalar and clear out their fics. There's other people who write great stuff now and then, but these guys have a bulk of fic that's nearly all great (imo). O'course it depends how much you know about the schools - reposte, for eg, is all about Rikkaidai.

I wouldn't worry about mine, the quality is rather negligble. I'm working on an origific though, when the time comes you might like to read that. HINT. HINT.
jehnt: sga - teyla - cold and distant starsjehnt on June 26th, 2007 01:56 am (UTC)
Oh, the sidebar. *looks sheepish* I would never have thought of that! I'm already familiar with prillalar from her stuff in other fandoms, but I hadn't heard of the other people. I'll check them out.

New origific, you say? *bounces excitedly* I can't wait to read it! Is this what prompted the last post about the plotting? I've been meaning to comment on that but haven't because my comment will be not my own advice but links to the advice of people who actually know what they're talking about, and I just got lazy. I will do that later tonight, after I watch more Star Trek (I stopped to reply to comments between the parts of a two-part episode, you see).
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: 4 Weddingsscoradh on June 27th, 2007 08:20 pm (UTC)
It didn't prompt the last post, no; my vain ambitions to write the next grand space epic provoked that. :D Links would be very, very good! I've already learned more from two links I got on that post than I did the first six months in fandom.

The origific is along the same lines as The Problem with E, I'm afraid. It's the sad effect of too much romantic fiction on a far too susceptible mind ...
jehnt: sw - jaina solojehnt on June 28th, 2007 06:08 am (UTC)
You can't write the next grand space epic -- I'm writing the next grand space epic! THE RACE IS ON. (You will probably win, true enough, for your writing seems to go at a faster rate than my near-glacial pace.) If you ever wish to babble about said epic, I am all ears. Well, not literally, although one time my dad took me to this crazy medical museum that had a room full of bottled, dead babies with horrible birth defects and there WAS a baby that was all ears.

I greatly enjoyed The Problem with Elephants, so this is good news.

Also, I just reread the aforementioned story and ... here comes a nitpicky comment: there's a line where Mrs Steele grabs a napkin "like US Marine would a Kalashnikov," which is factually incorrect (unless said Marine is wresting the weapon from the arms of, idk, we'll go with an Iraqi insurgent since those seem to be all the rage these days) since the assault rifle of the US infantry is the M16. *nodnod*
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Such a teasescoradh on June 28th, 2007 09:47 pm (UTC)
In our anatomy theatre in college, we have bottles of ears and hands and so on. Freaky deaky.

I suppose I shouldn't call it a space epic, as it's more fantasy. And all I've come up with so far is the fact that the magic-users shall all be evil - evil to the core! *sigh* World-building so hard man.

Yes, but it had a weak ending, did it not? Tell me the truth, I can handle it. I came across a review typething that said as much.

Do you think I should change the line to 'from an Iraqi civilian the army personnel mistook for a soldier'? *is much struck* Well, thanks for the insider info, yo. :D The M16 is supposed to be the CIA of England ... or is that the M15 ... anyway, I will change it when I get a mo.
jehnt: sga - elizabeth - for a thousand yearsjehnt on June 29th, 2007 02:59 am (UTC)
I've always thought world-building was the least difficult part of a story. I have notebooks and notebooks full of worldbuilding stuff, generally with only a few pages in each devoted to the actual plot of the story (which generally is either: "the government is good and evil rebels are trying to overthrow it. they must be crushed!" or "the government is bad and virtuous rebels are trying to overthrow it. death to the man!").

I didn't think that it had a weak ending. The main conflict was resolved with Neil publicly outing himself and showing Tim that he wanted them to be together even if other people disapproved, the bad guys got their comeuppance, the scene with Mrs Henderson was mirrored in a positive way by Mr Steele, and there was a reiteration of the proposal that started the mess in the first place. It was all emotionally fulfilling... I'm not sure how you could have made it stronger without throwing off the balance of the story. But endings aren't really my strong point either, so my interpretations could be completely incorrect.

I think the MI-5 is the CIA of England... at least, according to James Bond movies it is. However, these may not be the most reliable source for information on English intelligence. Perhaps you could have the Marine wresting the gun from the arms of a five-year-old girl who was clearly INTENT ON COMMITTING ACTS OF TERRORISM? That sounds pretty realistic to me. Uh, most sadly, it actually doesn't sound that implausible... did your news people run the story about when our army rounded up a COLONY OF MIDGETS? That was a particularly baffling incident.