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alynnidalar wrote: 15 Aug 2020 03:01 Also I still know barely anything about her, so I guess I better start learning if I wanna become a Kamala bro in time for the election!
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I had a dream that was Queen Victoria meets Jane Austen meets the Mississippi(?) River. It was framed as a sort of documentary about Victoria's life before becoming queen. Victoria, her sisters and her mother were moving into a house on the edge of a river, and I knew that the climactic event of the story would be a flood that put the family's lives in great danger. Victoria was played by Jenna Coleman, as in the TV series "Victoria".

A female narrator's voice was discussing the circumstances of the family's move and cited letters written by people who had called on the family at the house, which I saw alongside a scene of the family arriving at the house. In these letters apparently, everyone used initials to refer to the inhabitants, but it was clear from reading them that Victoria was well liked. Eventually, the focus shifted fully to the arrival scene, and Victoria started conversing with her sisters. Jenna Coleman as Victoria was extremely Jenna Coleman as Victoria, but the language was stereotypical Jane Austen.

The conversation among the sisters was light hearted until they came across their mother, who was on a side porch of the house examining a table and chairs there. (The house and the furniture, by the way, were uniformly wooden, ramshackle and coated in flaking white paint.) Victoria worried that it would be a hassle to move all this furniture inside when it rained, but her mother said the previous owners had told her that wouldn't be necessary—something about wrapping the furniture. The narration implied that this fact would be relevant during the climactic flood and that Victoria would devise some solution—possibly also involving wrapping the furniture. I woke up.



The dream is impossible in so many ways, despite being presented as a documentary. Victoria was an only child and didn't get along with her mother. What's more, she never left Europe, let alone moved into a run-down house on the Mississippi [:P] The premise of sisters and their mother moving into a smallish house does remind me of "Sense and Sensibility," which probably explains the Austenian language.

EDIT: I forgot Victoria did have her half-siblings Carl and Feodora. Still, Victoria had multiple sisters in my dream.
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You know her name was Drina (Alexandrina) before she became Queen?
You know her L1 was German, and English was an L2 to her?
If you knew these in waking life, might you have not known them as a dreamer?


P.S. Thanks for reviving this thread!
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eldin raigmore wrote: 28 Sep 2020 01:47 You know her name was Drina (Alexandrina) before she became Queen?
Yes [B)] I paid attention during Episode 1, Season 1, of "Victoria".

eldin raigmore wrote:You know her L1 was German, and English was an L2 to her?
No. I had wondered but never enough to look hard for an answer.

eldin raigmore wrote:If you knew these in waking life, might you have not known them as a dreamer?
Maybe? In any case, I hardly ever doubt what happens in my dreams until I wake up.

eldin raigmore wrote:P.S. Thanks for reviving this thread!
Sure thing!
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When I was a younger kid, I think about 11 or so (I'm currently 14), there was this one dream that I've mostly forgotten.

I was at a huge fair at my school. It was much bigger than my actual school's grounds, probably spanning a square mile or so. I was running around with my friend, Kathleen, when I suddenly saw a shadowy figure. It should be worth noting that at this time in my life (and to this day, to a lesser day) I was terrified of red eyes. Absolutely terrified. This shadowy figure, hereby to be referred to as Steve, had large red eyes. If you've played Legend of Zelda, Steve looked similar to dark link - almost identical, as a matter of fact.

I ran from Steve all over the festival, when a man who's appearance I've now forgotten appeared. He told me he could hide me from Steve. I followed him, and he lead me to a filthy restroom filled with elderly anthropomorphic cats who were in the process of knitting. This is where it really starts to get weird. The old cat ladies took me in for what in my dream was 10 years, although it was more like a time skip or something with a few memories preserved. A (dark) gray out, if you will. Eventually I exited and, big shocker, Steve was gone. Well, Kathleen showed up. My subconscious is just as bad at character development than my conscious, it seems, because the now older Kathleen showed up and lead me into the hallway. My middle school had the hallways divided up into the 5th and 6th grade sections and the 7th and 8th grades. My 6th grade self had stepped foot in the hallway dedicated towards the older students maybe twice in my life - the doors remained a complete mystery.

The halls had a train track. A giant train track. It gets weirder yet, of course. Kathleen magically became pregnant (when I was 11 was actually when I learned I was into girls, but we won't mention that here [;)]), so I was on a train track with my pregnant friend. Just to tie it all off, the empty children (well, adults) featured in Dr. Who Revival S1 E9: The Empty Child appeared, surrounding us. Then my POV became 3rd person, and like a commercial break, I woke up.

That was probably the weirdest I remember enough to write about, there was one I barely remember featuring robotic spy birds, alternate universes, and a dash of magic I all but forgot.
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I have a dream diary but Ive been neglecting it lately. Ive had at least one dream per night through all of last week, for example .... but the dreams didn't stand out from each other. The dream I had last night was a bit different, and I wish I remembered more of it, but ...

I was in a cafeteria of some sort and in addition to winning my meal (I dont remember how I "won" it), I got a cardboard box that contained a meal kit that would produce 27 liquid meal shakes of ~11g protein. It was just a bunch of tiny beads that I was supposed to pour into a glass with water until the beads were absorbed. I was worried about expiration since protein in bare form is not stable, but it said it was good until March 2021. There was one scene in the dream where I was having trouble fitting a handbag inside of another handbag, which is the sort of mundane event that occurs in a lot of my dreams and doesnt really contribute to the plot.
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Pabappa wrote: 30 Sep 2020 13:42 I have a dream diary but Ive been neglecting it lately.
I've been neglecting mine, too; but even so, I'd recommend keeping one simply because you never know what bits can turn into a story or part of a world or even an entire world!

Last night I had a dream with some actual glossopoetic content. It took place within a much larger dreamscape involving a somewhat dystopic country where law and order and chaos had come to be assumed by various more or less criminal organisations. A kind of interesting balance between top level socialism and everyday capitalism where if the bottom level pays in and doesn't upset the apple cart too much the top level pretty much looks the other way. Still, inhuman as socialism always is. In this case a kind of turf war between The Busses, a conglomeration of transport concerns and the regional Police in their continual struggle for dominance on the roads and seeing who could stick their fingers into other conglomerates' business the further.

But anyway, the particular events took place in a house well known to me that we'd inherited. There were lots of little libraries and interesting nooks full of arcane artifacts all over the house. One of the libraries was full of language oriented books, many of which were ancient photocopies all about 4x6 inches in size (4 pages to a letter / A4 sheet) nicely bound in blue or manila cardboard. Some were by now quite old and in need of rebinding. Several were works in Thai. And there was one on the use of underlining in the texts of the early modern era of Hebrew (corresponding to the first half or so of the 21st century).

Of note was a large notebood, bound in the same blue cardstock, which contained an ongoing linguistics project consisting of a series of articles describing an invented language. It seems the purpose of the project was to make a complete language and describe it thoroughly. Though it was a pretty large project, I was only able to focus on a small part before having to go off to the next part. What caught my attention was the section on negation. In this language, negation acted verbally, conjugating (at least) for voice, agency, & volition. So, there was a kind of will/shall distinction set against the native or imposed capacity to will or to shall all within a framework of a spectrum of voices.

I can recall seeing an example, nefet, which would serve a passive-recipient-avolitional role. The example sentence was "This museum corridor is not to be walked." Another form was nept, but I don't recall the example sentence. The form ops I recall was active-agent-nonvolitional and the example sentence was "I wouldn't tell the boss".

ne- isn't the negative marker itself, that would be op. Various prefixes, suffixes, ablaut grades, and infixes allow it to be conjugated. I think the negative marker did not specifically conjugate for person, but perhaps that could be known from context. I think there may also have been some modal forms as well.
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