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Goofy morning dream - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
fernwithy
fernwithy
Goofy morning dream
I will do an HP post soon, don't worry. Heck, a "Shifts" chapter is due tonight.

Yesterday, I said, "Who needs sleep when..."

Apparently, the answer is, "I need sleep." I came home and crashed for three hours, managed to knock out roughly 400 words of the NaNo business (thank heaven, I have Thursday off to write), then fell asleep again. I planned to get up at 9:30--evening shift today--but when the alarm went off, I moved the covers, said, "My room is too cold," and went back to sleep.

Morning dreams are the funniest.


I don't know what it is, but I have the most absurd dreams when I fall asleep again after my alarm goes off.

This one was an alternate version of Return of the Jedi, apparently, in which there are no rebels, just random shops and Ewok shop clerks. I don't know what caused one of them to come under Imperial attack, but it's under control, and Vader is going in to sweep up. An Ewok clerk who has a paperback novel in his little carrying pouch--an Ewok after my own heart apparently--jumps out and thwacks Vader over the head with it. This, through the helmet, knocks Vader out, and when he comes to, he wants to go fight the Emperor. He picks up the discarded book and goes.

He goes to the throne room and without any preliminary conversation, hacks off one of Palpatine's legs. This is not a big problem for Palps, who is apparently not in any pain, and just hops over, saying something like, "This? This isn't a big deal. Look at yourself, Lord Vader!"

Vader frowns (yes, he's still wearing the mask, but I know he's frowning because, hey, my dream). He takes off his helmet. Where the Ewok hit him, there is a bloodless chunk of flesh missing, like it came out of a modeling clay head. He touches it with his finger and shrugs, and says, "It is irrelevant. And there is nothing about this wound which is unmanly." He offers Palpatine the book. "And there is nothing objectionable in the reading material, either."

Palpatine takes it and says, "Ah, Treasure Island..."

At which point, to my great disappointment, I woke up for real.

Sorry, just had to share. I like waking up laughing at a dream.

Oh, one more BtVS thing to say before I move on.

True confession:
I like Riley Finn.

Well, season four anyway; season five was bizarre. Captain Cardboard, he might be, but he's a nice sort of cardboard, for all that.

I feel a bit...: amused amused
Soundtrack: my space heater, making my room livable

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sannalim From: sannalim Date: November 10th, 2004 08:27 am (UTC) (Link)
That's a pretty great dream ;) Too bad you woke up before you found out what Palpatine thinks of Treasure Island....

Thanks for sharing!
atropos87 From: atropos87 Date: November 10th, 2004 08:33 am (UTC) (Link)
That dream is fantastic! I've just had to close my office door to stop my giggles disturbing my colleagues :)
calliopeia17 From: calliopeia17 Date: November 10th, 2004 08:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, wow. I really need to have a dream like that- my last dream in which I woke up laughing (which, oddly enough, also involved Palpatine) was like a year ago. You made me laugh, though!
From: inyron Date: November 10th, 2004 09:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Eh, who hasn't had weird ROTJ dream featuring ewoks as... shop clerks? Hee.

Have you seen the ROTS trailer yet?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 10th, 2004 10:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, of course. Looks yummy.
From: inyron Date: November 10th, 2004 11:15 am (UTC) (Link)
I was kinda pissed when it wasn't playing in front of my showing of the Incredibles (though I wasn't pissed for long, because- the Incredibles! Yay!) but I do have it downloaded, so I can make trade quality for quantity of views.

But, yes. Yummy. Am getting so very excited.
strangemuses From: strangemuses Date: November 10th, 2004 11:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Excellent dream! I could almost like Ewoks if I thought that they were literate enough to read Treasure Island.

I liked Riley Finn too. A lot. I was saddened by the fan backlash against him. Apparently, young women like screwed up, angsty, dangerous guys (Spike) far more more than they like mature, smart, nice guys. Hmm... I'm starting to sound like JKR now...
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 10th, 2004 01:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I liked Spuffy inasmuch as the whole arc was Spike having to grow up in order for it to be a feasible relationship. That was interesting. Spike was interesting... in the places where he was a growing undead human being, not the places where he was being all dark and angsty.
arclevel From: arclevel Date: November 10th, 2004 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, Spike had some pretty good reason for being dark and angsty. That said, dark-angsty!Spike wasn't written nearly as well as slowly-maturing-undead-human-being!Spike.
idleleaves From: idleleaves Date: November 10th, 2004 12:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Palpatine takes it and says, "Ah, Treasure Island..."

... *dies* I wish I had dreams like that.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 10th, 2004 01:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Personally where I got giggly was in Vader's insistence that his wound wasn't unmanly at all. Despite being caused by an Ewok weilding a paperback...
leelastarsky From: leelastarsky Date: November 10th, 2004 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
GREAT dream! Sounds like it stepped straight out of Monty Python!

Oh, and I liked Riley too. ;~)
ladyaeryn From: ladyaeryn Date: November 10th, 2004 05:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee! :D Actually, I remember reading about some REM study that commented on how you are more likely to have bizarre dreams at a certain time of morning...

And I liked Riley just fine too - not a favorite, but he was nice enough. Until the whole vampire man-whore thing - I mean, I logically see the idea of him feeling inferior to her without his soldier-upgrade, but in the end...
arclevel From: arclevel Date: November 10th, 2004 07:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
As I've said before, your subconscious is vastly more interesting than mine. (Though, knowing rather little about SW, I'd be unlikely to have that particular dream.)

As for Riley, I like Season 4 Riley well enough. There's something to be said for pseudo-normal, after all, and his disillusionment was pretty interesting. Season 5 Riley was interesting, too, in seeing the evolution of someone who's terribly insecure in his relationship.

What I really *hated*, though, was the general attitude about his leaving, from Buffy herself, from the general portrayal on the show, and from most fans that I've seen. What ended that couple was that Riley lost sight of their relationship, effectively cheated on her with her mortal enemies, told her it was her fault for not being enough for him, delivered an ultimatum with a deadline of a couple hours, then skipped town. What everyone seemed to see it as was that Buffy couldn't open up to him, pushed him away, then didn't realize she was an awful girlfriend until it was too late. I have a problem with that. It sometimes can come across as Riley-backlash while it's really more writer-backlash.
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