Friday, May 18, 2007

Dream, n. Insanity during sleep

` I am taking down some dreams for a psychology class extra credit assignment, and this is what I recorded for a dream I had this morning:
` I was being pulled around in the ocean by a jet-pack-like thing and I was talking to this dolphin that seemed to understand what I was saying. (Though it was hard, because it was noisy as close to shore as we were.)
` I was trying to describe to it a book I'd read about general mechanics, which it seemed very intent on, when it started chattering and directed my attention to the shore.
` There was a stage auditorium near the ocean, and someone was speaking to the audience. Somehow my jet-pack-like thing had grown a blue and yellow tail and I managed to use it to jump through the air.
` I came closer and closer and saw the person was actually President Dubya, though I don't remember what he was talking about. I started trying to distract him by leaping into the air, and he pointed and said 'would you look at that! It's one of those flying guppies! It could be a terr'rist!'
` And I guess I was, because at that time, this huge cat suddenly plunged from the top of his backdrop and landed right on his head, just like this picture from a delightful little site I was looking at the other week called I Can Has Cheezburger?

` Gee, do you think it was influential? Anyway, I woke up after that to write it down, so that's the end of the story.
` However, I also wanted to mention that I will finish the post I've been working on for the past week soon enough. It won't be up until at least tomorrow, though, because I'm going to Portland again for an all-nighter to re-shoot everything we did last week, and more!
` ...It's too bad, really, because Dead Fetus guy was so good and Lou was also using his super-cool goth boots, but we haven't been able to get a hold of either him or Nympho, so we're going to have to find some way around this conundrum.

` *Sigh* well, if this isn't enough post for you I suppose I will just have to extend this one by adding my preliminary dream interpretations, to be completed for the assignment:

` 1 Psychoanalytic (wish-fulfillment): Jumping in and out of the water and the presence of a highly sexual species, the dolphin, means I have lots of repressed sexual desires! ...Or, you know, I could just be desiring the feeling of freedom by jumping around and swimming and watching the president be attacked by a cat.

` 2 Biological (activation/synthesis hypothesis): Yes, there were some random, illogical events, such as the water jet pack suddenly growing some kind of tail and propelling me into the air. They probably did have a great deal to do with my state of mind, but the different elements seemed thrown into a random story.

` 3 Cognitive Perspective: I was indeed thinking about mechanics in water the day before, and I actually made a connection I hadn't made before while explaining it to the dolphin. (I'm not sure what it was, but usually I do remember....)

` Welp, gotta git ta class. Later!


Galtron said...

Flying ninja kittehs for teh win!

You have the coolest dreams! You'll be sure to do well on the assignment!

S E E Quine said...

` Thanks... I haven't done a bad job yet! Plus, I got a 38 out of 40 on my last exam!

` By the way, in case you didn't see my other post, we didn't need to re-shoot Dead Fetus Guy's scenes, so that was super!
` I can't wait to see what we all looked like, including Lou's fight scenes, which I was asleep for.
` BTW, corn syrup blood tastes plasticy!

Jeff Vachon said...

Perhaps the dolphin represents the Democratic Party whereas the jet pack represents your own secret desire to kill Dubya and destroy his administration. The cat represents the anvil you planted loosely above his head. The Cheezburger represents your reward for having done the world a favor. If Bush hears about this dream you would be wiretapped for sure!

S E E Quine said...

` You may be right, Jeff. However, I think I've already been wiretapped after this....

Jeff Vachon said...

Seequine I have seen people wiretapped for much lesser offenses. Though I don't think the country's security is at risk. Good luck in your dreams!