elemtilas wrote: ↑24 Oct 2020 17:26
Khemehekis wrote: ↑24 Oct 2020 08:26
Question: Do you ever
have introverted dreams?
The second type are introverted dreams. In introverted dreams, you walk along a landscape or inside a building, or possibly even stay in bed, but despite the scenic nature of your setting, what you see around you is not where the action is. Rather, you are thinking about something, and thinking intently of it. You could write a new song while pacing in an old museum, put together a political idea, or even let a new scientific theory crystallize in your mind! You might even come up with conworlding ideas. Although often the ideas you have in dreams turn out to be nonsense once you've woken up and have the perspective of waking consciousness, some thoughts from introverted dreams can give you lasting creative output once you've woken up.
I'd say all the dreams where those kinds of things happen happen within the context of an interactive dream. Writing music or stories or discovering geopoetical ideas and so forth all happen within the context of the other types of dreams for me.
Oh, OK. I myself am more likely to get song material from an interactive dream that involves me listening to the radio or being at a concert than from an introverted dream wherein I just pace around trying to write a song.
Last night, I had an interactive kind-of-dream-journey.
I was listening to a tape about real interactions with UFO's and aliens. Except this was a projecting audiotape (projectape?) that projected pictures outside and onto other rooms in the house. It was a two-side tape, with special music playing when one side began and the other side ended, and I kept turning it back to the start, because, when they were discussing sightinngs of tan aliens who teach people about love and kindness, two tan aliens were for a brief moment projected outside, and I wanted to show these aliens to somebody else in the house.
What did they have to say? (If you recall!)
They, as in the Space-brother aliens? Or they, as in the housemate to whom I wanted to show the tape? Or they, as in the host and guest speakers on the tape? The person to whom I wanted to show the alien projections never said anything, because I woke up right after getting a good look at those tan, two-legged, six-armed aliens.
Am I misremembering, or are there Tans in the Lehola Galaxy? Perhaps went for a little visit thitherwards after all!
There ARE Tans in the Lehola Galaxy! But Tans don't look anything like the aliens in my dream. Tans are similar to Greys, but they have tan skin.
Those caterpillar-aliens were too biologically implausible for me to make into a sapient life-form in the Lehola Galaxy (landlubbers with six arms?) And yet I did find a way to put them into my conworld -- as beings that are fictional within
my conworld! I added this to my page on Kankonian entertainment:
A masterpiece of worldbuilding is the 7812 Kishi Nickel Kiwa film "The World Aside", wherein two Kankonians, a girl named Natalya and a boy named Adran, travel through a wormhole and land on a planet named Tonosho. There they are soon greeted by a sapient people called the thofeni (sing. thofen), who resemble upright caterpillars (somewhat similar to Ewoks or Furbys) with one pair of feet, three pairs of hands, tan skin, and brown fur, with basket/sieve-like contraptions worn on their heads. The thofeni teach Natalya and Adran to care for animal and plant life and their planet. Kishi hired Udne Astatine Kragadz, a professional conlanger, to create Pithasayi, the language spoken by the thofeni encountered by Natalya and Adran. Its phonology was filled with lots of fricatives and labials to give it a "soft" sound. Pithasayi was not just a relex of Kankonian; Udne gave it many non-Kankonian features, such as a case system for nouns and pronouns and productive reduplication.
Kishi created many animal species for the ecosystem of "The World Aside", as the thofeni live in harmony with their biosphere. They ride the yepeyudh, a six-legged slug/dinosaur/xenarthran creature, to travel across land. They keep the nazif, with six legs, a shaggy tail, horripilating fur, and two antennae, as a house pet. The small, six-legged ramumf, which resembles a mouse with its eyes on stalks like a snail, can be a house pest . . . or a loveable pet. The momobo, a sexdactylous nocturnal furry creature with Kermit the Frog eyes, a hog nose, an unseen mouth, and a tail like a ringtailed lemur's with a cotton puff at the end, is their nighttime friend, as is the shisoto, a furry Furby/owl/bat mix with two big eyes, a pig nose, two feet, four hands, big elfin ears, and Martian-like antennae. The paputa, a brontosaur/cow-looking animal with six teats, four legs each terminating in four-leaf-clover feet, and a chupacabra's crest, provides a galactologue fluid called glukha for the thofeni. The zhetath, which looks like a cross between a hawk and a bat, is the thofeni's only natural enemy and predator. The bobedh, with its ladybug-like red-with-black-dots back, six black wheels for feet, two antennae, and a hog nose, helps to scatter seeds and seed pods. The lapafa, which looks like a small version of Alf with four arms and butterfly wings, is a pollinator. The tiny bevuv, with cobwebby wings, eight legs, and two big eyes on stalks, is a pest and the favorite food of many bugs and flying creatures. The sifusha, with an equine/hippocampine head becrested with five plates, a short, unbent pair of front legs, two bent, orthopteroid pairs of medial and hind legs, and two ossicone-shaped spinnerets on its hindquarters, produces a natural silk for the thofeni. The waters are populated by the biyapapa, a full-lipped fish with a propeller on its back; the khomamo, which resembles a cross among a chiton, a trilobite, and an anomalocaridid with crab's poncers in front; the vevinth, a long, tadpole/minnow-looking creature with four pairs of legs; the ossicone coral, a sessile animal covered with protrusions that resemble ossicones; the takhisa, a six-flippered plesiosaur-like creature with an arc-shaped caodal fin and a natural picket-fence series of protrusions on its raised back onto which animals, thofeni, and humans can climb to get a ride across a body of water; and the highly intelligent ipishadhi (sing. ipishadh), ten-armed octopus-like animals with Kermit the Frog eyes and big protruding brains with wrinkles visible from the outside, who keep their pulsating brains in protective "bubbles" of glass. The thofeni no longer eat yepeyudhi, papute, vevinthi, biyapape, nor khomami; they figured out millennia ago how to make a kind of in vitro meat called vashuz, and get their protein from vashuz instead.
Kishi also created a number of plant species for the biosphere of Tonosho. The sifusha flower, whose seed pod is surrounded by eight rectangular petals, the longer petals alternating with the shorter ones, provides food for the sifushe that allows them to produce silk. The khrensel, a small plant resembling a coiled fern with triangular spikes for fronds, is feed for animals. The hwifuf, which produces three "mops" of fuzzy fiber on its boll, is an important fiber plant for the thofeni. The bubuth, a root vegetable with two protruding bulge halves and a leafy top that split into thirds, is the staple vegetable of the thofeni. The boyapo is a tree that branches out into T-shaped level upon T-shaped level, with the leaves and red, lychee-like fruit growing on the top side of each level. The kizakaz is a palm/cycad with a zigzagging trunk; its grey/purple fruits, which are shaped like giant mango seeds, provide lots of delicious fruit and can be hollowed out into boats for the thofeni. The lupupup has a fairly thin, striped trunk, two sets of whorls from the top running in opposite directions from each other, magenta flowers, and an orange fruit somewhat resembling some gourd species; lupupup fruit can be fermented into a comforting drink called bubush. The wiwihwo has five yellow "leaves" at top that act as a natural weather vane, with a disc near the middle that is the plant's leaves and an elliptical protrusion between the weather-vane top and the disc; this elliptical protrusion contains its nectar. The khlan has thick, triangular leaves with one medial vein and straight, horizontal venation growing out of its thick trunk; unlike a tree, though, it is close to the ground. Yepeyudhi love to munch on the khlan, and thofeni brew its leaves into an infusion. Finally, the amopodh is a short bush covered with psychotropic club-like protrusions containing a drug called takitaki, which allow the thofeni to get high.