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No. 566 [Reply]

So last night I had a dream that I will describe as a movie. It was a sequence of events that had nothing to do with me, my life or the world around me, I as a person wasn't even there, it was all fictional like watching a movie.

Have any of you had dreams like this? Why do they happen or what do they mean?


I've had it happen, don't know that it means anything


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Yes, I did. I killed my (not real) abusive father with a baseball bat and then drove off into the countryside with my (not real) little sister in his pickup truck.


Several times I had dreams where I'm just an spectator, or some other where I'm not even myself or even when I'm multiples characters in a story, like OP described some sort of movie.

I wonder what are the implications of this.

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No. 940 [Reply]

had a dream I was getting married to my second cousin once removed. technically not incest (legally, biblically, or biologically)

felt amazing to be married. felt amazing to be loved, and to have something to love/care about. then i woke up.

reality hit like a sack of shit. felt terribly depressed after awakening. im sick of being so alone.


its bc ur a frogposter


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I wish the major problem in my life was just loneliness. Someday you will grow out of the "tfw no gf" meme and you will realize how fucked up your life is and how it's too late to fix things.


there is nothing unfixable in life… and it is literally never too late to fix things.

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No. 326 [Reply]

Do you guys have any dreams that you remember a long time ago?
I remember trying to stay awake in the real world and suddenly the steel door from Jimmy Neutron's blast appear and I was back at my old school, essentially telling me that I failed in staying awake. It looked fairly normal and I remembered pushing a cart around until a decided to use the fire alarm. These blue, slightly technologically themed tale people appear out of lights and started to grab students and hug them towards their chests and I was one of them. My vision became blue static and thats when I woke up.
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I remember a weird dream from when I was like 3.

I was walking with this family that was friends with my mom (they used to watch me while she was at work). We were in this big city, and we decided to walk into some nondescript tall building. We see a snack machine right across the room from where we entered, so we all go there and get a snack.

The oldest son in the family looks inside the machine and suddenly yells "BOMB!" The machine responds with "here comes the bomb" in a robotic-sounding voice and starts counting down. So we hightail it out of there, but nothing actually blew up because I didn't really know what a bomb was back then. Instead, everything just went silent for a few seconds.


Not a dream but I remember I had found out what sleep paralysis was when i was 12, lied straight facing up like a soldier as to not move whatsoever, then after a little bit i started getting a blackout effect (the same kinda blackout if you stand up too fast or hold your breath for several seconds) and I saw the blackness as hands from behind me covering my eyes. I dont know why/how but I knew it was my mom. I snapped out right then n there and havent messed with slep parlysis ever since


I had a dream that I got my letter that I sent out to a soldier in Afghanistan in fourth grade back. I don't remember what I wrote, but I do remember that I had included a little bit of the Christmas tree we had in my letter.


I do remember many of them, but I can only recall them sometimes. I recall one of them now, it was about people becoming (voluntarily) whomps (those from Super Mario 64) because that way their life would be easier (according to them, to become a whomp all you had to do is to lay on the ground and stay immobile for some years), I was nervous because even family members were partaking on this. I called them out on their hedonism (surprisingly, since I should be like 10 at that time) and traveled through the galaxies (imagine like Mario Galaxy) to defeat the King Whomp, which I did. I don't remember what I did after that (if I did something), I just remember me, standing there, in that small, round planet, feeling the calm breeze caressing my face and that silence.
I also remember my first nightmare, which consisted in a monster from a mattress commercial that I saw appearing and eating an apple, and me being scared for my life.


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I was Batman…

Using my agility, (and grappling hook), I pulled myself into the crater of a volcano and landed unto a patch of stone in a kneeling position, my cape draped over my back. My hand clutched a Batarang hanging loosely off my side as my other hand put away the grappling hook I had used to enter.

I peered around the volcano, not sure what I was looking for. The volcano was glowing bright orange. Rocky patches like the one I had landed on basically formed a ring, at the centre of which was a large magma pool. Not two seconds after I had analyzed the terrain did I notice that the magma was growing large in the middle… It was not that all the lava was shooting up, rather, that the lava in the middle of the pool began to rise. It quickly formed into a 20 foot tall, 15 foot wide, absolute unit of a lava monster. (Pic related).

I instinctively swung my arm, sending the Batarang flying towards him. I don't know what I expected to happen. What actually did happen is that the Batarang simply melted into the metal. I experienced an, "Oh, shit," moment before I knew what the word "shit" meant.

I wasn't concerned for my life. I was Batman; Batman always wins. I knew in the end, things would be okay. But I had no idea how to reach that point. My only weapon was useless. The grappling hook only reached so far, so I couldn't just leave. There was no column to bring down, no secret reserve of water nearby, and no way to hurt this creature of pure flame that so adamantly wanted me dead.

He stared me down, knowing that at any moment, he could swing his massive arm at me and turn me into a well done Wuhan snack - fried Bat. I stared back, feeling tough and fair. The arm of justice was about to come down upon him. I felt the stress of knowing I was in for quite a fight, but not the stress of imminent doom.

I take this as proof that if I had stayed for the end of the dream, I would have survived somehow. I guess in the heat of battle, my brain couldn't rationalize a way out of this, but it KNEW I had to live, so the cognitive dissonance forced it to just abort mission and wake me up. I was 7 years old at the time and I still remember the dream vividly. So vividly, in fact, that I feel the need to write a fucking novella about it on dreamch. I'm 15 now…

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No. 904 [Reply]

This is a general thread to post your dreams for interpretation by fellow anons.
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I was in a truck next to a driver, he was hitchhiking me to somewhere. At one point through the city other trucks deceived him into making it a race. He goes pedal to the metal and crashes against someone else's car. He then runs away. He stops in a part of the city where a local day is being celebrated. I get mad at him for crashing that car, but not before I try some tacos that the locals made. I come across some old friends of mine and I just see that my house is next to me. We joke about how we can add manure to everything by just touching it. The sun felt as if it was setting, the sky was golden and the grass was green green, it always feels like that in most of my dreams

But before that I was in some polish office asking about citizenship. They told me I should have no issues if I'm born from poles, I tell them that's the matter. The room was old, most furniture was of old fragile wood that would break if pressured enough.


I just had the most vivid dream i think ive ever had, i remember falling and falling through different rooms that im familiar with. The feeling was so real i could feel the wind and that roller coaster gut feeling when you are falling too fast. Then i remember a childhood memory with my mom then i tried to wake up and go get a beer. I have that feeling of waking up and i realize im standing right at the fridge so i knew something was wrong, if i really woke up i would be in my bed so i look to the side and i see a good friend of mine. Then i really woke up. Crazy shit , my heart is still beating.


I am not an expert in dream interpretation, in fact this is my first time doing this, however the meaning of this dream seems quite literal to me, you just hate the way you're behaving. You yourself said:
>I know that's pretty sad
And for some reason I too, whenever faced with something I dislike in my dreams, either fight it or admit/accept it. I don't know if it's just coincidence or something common. Whether you learn to love yourself or change yourself is not up to me, it's up to you, but if you want my opinion I would humbly recommend the latter.


What do you guys think it's the meaning of these dreams where you aren't yourself but somebody that might or might not even exists, and in most case you have memories from that person.


I only believe in dream interpretation to a degree, I think there is a natural chaos to the thought process that manifests in very strange, seemingly nonsensical dreams. I think maybe as an empathic person you may put yourself well in the shoes of other people in your daily thought, and some representation of that may appear in a dream.

For example, the night before very tough interviews, I'll have stressful dreams about missing deadlines in high school, usually about fucking up a test. I don't think about high school day to day but in the context of how I'm feeling it makes sense.

Also, I'll have a good day and have a dream about being cooked alive, rolled in panko bread crumbs and seasoning, who knows

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No. 912 [Reply]

How does daydreaming go for you, /dr/? Do you just fantasise about some particular things and topics or do you get lost in your own mind and feelings to the point when you fall out of reality, but in the end, you cannot even phrase what you were dreaming about?


I maladaptively daydream about my favorite characters at the time. I feel much better inside my head than being present in reality. It's where i truly feel accepted, no matter what.


I daydream that I'm not a loser. But then start to feel depressed when I struggle so hard to ever get out of the slump I'm currently in. Life is suffering right now and I just want a small quality boost.


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>>913 (my reply)

I wanted to mention that daydreaming is a very comforting experience that I've been doing since I was a little kid. I'd make up friends who enjoyed my presence, or a person who could love me for me, and create the perfect scenarios where real world hinderances couldn't reach.

It's somewhat stereotypical… but the world of floating islands, sky whales, colors the human eyes can't see, vast plains and endless amounts of ocean all tweaked to absolute perfection is infinitely times better than real life. This is where I prefer to be whenever I don't have normal human things to do.

Everything in a daydream setting is perfectly controlled, absolutely safe and nothing can go wrong unless you make it so. It's why I love it so much. Whenever everything in real life becomes too much to handle, a softer and gentler world is waiting for me on the inside.

And when I'm ready, I can come back out again.


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I can relate to these in a way, but it's still a bit different for me. Most of the time I daydream not in order to run away from from reality, but in order to recreate and alter it in my own consciousness. I've tried doing a lot of things in my life but I've never been able to overcome reality's boredom and bleakness. Maybe I'm a coward for not trying something truly life-changing, but the fact is: life sucks. Daydreaming, even though for me it's usually substanceless, helps me to concetrate on my true vision and desires, chaotic and eminent, even when they are incompatiable with reality. So, in a way, for me it's also a part of self-reflection.


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I generally daydream about saving my crush from a terrorist or my school from a shooting or something. Like a really badass, Pulp Fiction-esque, "do you hear me mothafucker" beatdown. Then I'm the hero. Shit like this doesn't happen IRL all that often so it's nice to daydream. When I can, I'll carry a butterfly knife and pepper spray so that if I'm walking with friends and we do get mugged, I can do some tricks to intimidate the guy and then pepper spray him down (i dont wanna stab anyone, epecially not just to look cool).

No. 903 [Reply]

This is a thread to post your dreams and have other people try and figure out what it means.

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No. 894 [Reply]

It's always this type of dream that sticks with me.

I'm in a ghost town, but I recognize it as my home town. There's a railroad nearby, and it's the most vivid object in the dream. It's dusty, not much life, everything is made out of tin. People come out during the day but hide inside at night when the monsters (akin to a Closer in Silent Hill 3). It's always foggy at night. Sometimes me and a group of friends will go out exploring since I have no shelter at night. Always narrowly avoid being mauled by these creatures. Always ends with a trustworthy person admitting their a serial killer.

What's up with this?


Meant to say when the monsters come out. Sorry for the bad grammar.

Also this group of friends is nobody I know IRL. Just random people.


Also before anyone else does it: they're*

Please don't be mean, my hands are cold. :(

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No. 516 [Reply]

I am living with aphantasia and I have zero ability to picture something in my head. The only time I have a chance is when I'm dreaming but its about a 2/10 visualization (1 being absolutely nothing and 10 being very clear). I can pretty much see nothing but the only thing I can play out clearly in my mind when I'm dreaming is character movement from video games. What I mean by that is that I process in my mind video character movement (such as Overwatch) in fights with replays for possible movements outcomes. To be clear I don't actually "see" the characters I just label move speeds on some form of phantom that is recognizable to me but has almost no identifiable characteristics. Also when I do dream of other things I can only feel the emotions of the dream but not see anything. The result is a crap ton of Deja Vu because there is no perquisites besides the flow of emotion I feel. Help
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:/ are you working now? what do you do if you don't mind


I'm doing grunt work for my Uncle's new business before I go into IT for the United States Navy.


I really feel you OP because I have aphantasia too. Sometimes there's this moment as I'm falling asleep where I'm dreaming but also semi-lucid and it's fucking incredible. To think that there are people who can do this during the day whenever they feel like and can control the images they're seeing is absolutely wild to me. I think people like us probably get way more excited about dreams than the average person.


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Interesting… have you ever considered some kind of entheogen or hallucinogen?
There are natural and legal ones that could help with dreams such as:
>Silene Capensis
>Wilde Lettuce
>Sugandi Root
>Calea Zacatechichi
>Holy Basil
>Entada rheedii

I wish you the best of luck anon


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I suppose I'm lucky because unlike some people with aphantasia I think I have pretty visual dreams. Occasionally I wake up right in the middle of a dream and know that I was experiencing some fairly vivid image, but it's pretty rare. I can't remember my dreams though. Sometimes I can convert the last few minutes into a description I tell myself but without much detail. Being unable to see images or experience other senses in my head it just becomes a jumble of almost meaningless words without connection to anything. Like eavesdropping on a stranger trying to explain a dream that's rapidly fading.

It's really painful actually. I think that the only time I ever feel OK is when I'm in the dream world, but every time I wake up I am forced forget that happiness. Leaving only a lingering sorrow I can't quite describe.

I can't speak to anyone else's experience but hallucinogens don't work for me. It seems that they don't actually cause hallucinations, but just free a person's imagination to wander. Not having an imagination only my thoughts and senses get messed up, and things get a bit wiggly and colorful but that's about it.

I've also tried Galantimine, melatonin, histamines and a few other drugs rumored to be "oneirogens". They definitely do seem to help with being in the right sleep stage to remember dreams and some maybe make them more vivid.

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No. 546 [Reply]

Ok, since most of the board is about night time dreaming, let's have a thread about real life dreams and aspirations.

What do you wish to achieve?
How do you plan to reach your goals?
What have you done so far to succeed?
What's keeping you down or what obstacles do you see in your path?

Tell us about your dreams anon, and hopefully we can help each other towards reaching our goals!
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(for context I am 18)

>What do you wish to achieve?

I want to meet a nice girl I get along with and become a father while I'm still fairly young. I also truly want to be a good dad and raise my future kid(s) well.

>How do you plan to reach your goals?

Keep on dating fairly regularly, developing myself (for myself) so I will also be able to be a good boyfriend and just get out there more.

Fatherhood: Meet GF, have kids, be patient with the little ones, do my best to raise them right and give them both love and support when they need it.

>What have you done so far to succeed?

Improved myself mentally so I can be a good man and a good father. My mental health has improved greatly over these past few years and I'm looking forward to the future. Other then that I still date and try not to fall to the usual pitfalls of the modern dating world. (Tinder, ghosting, not talking about things long enough etc) I also no longer drink which I think is going to really pay off in the long run.

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Sounds really nice anon, but what about getting a degree or a stable job?


I've thought about that too. Currently I am probably going to study business/something in stem. I've got good scores in my standardized exams so I should be able to get in with just those. (I might retake some if I don't get in, and even take a completely new one in another language.)

The stem fields are a bit of a new annexation for me. When I went through my countries version of high school, I was mainly a humanist. Since then I've discovered that I actually really like math. I'm currently teaching myself basic physics.

Stable career is a bit of a mystery for me as of now because I don't have a degree yet, but I trust my ability to get that in order as well.

I want to have my family as a cornerstone in my life, which is why I mention it as a primary dream. Work is more secondary for me, though I don't mean to belittle its importance in living a full life.



I'm >>771 and I just wanted to say that >>798 is not me, I cannot stand Jordan Peterson.


>I want to have my family as a cornerstone in my life, which is why I mention it as a primary dream. Work is more secondary for me
Then you can't have a family. You're obsessed with the idea of impregnating someone but have no idea how you're going to support the result of that. Please don't bring children into this world who will suffer because you cannot support them.

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No. 861 [Reply]

It all started in a cold night, it seemed as if i was looking myself and him talking from above, then suddently i was looking in a closer way.
I dont remember about what we were talking or doing but we were sitting playing and suddently it was more vivid.
We were doing a game to see who will endure coldness for more time while looking straight to the other one's eye.
In that moment i cheated; putting my hands in his neck then his face, he trembled and i won.

Out of the blue, there with us, a girl appeared also playing, and i won again.
While this game with now multiple people and <him>, while my mother watching.
I notice that maybe im just thinking too much and worry about something, im kinda nervous and keeping spinning in a matter. But certainly i dont know in which.
I realized how stunning he looks, that night feels particularly special, and i knew it for a while now.


-"Hey, lets play the last one and then you can go to sleep!" -i said. And without a second intention i continued -I can accompany to your room.

I naively Suggested that, in seconds my mom was looking at me completely on blank! as if i was a pervert. But actually i just wanted to keep talking to <him>, because in that moment it was all so endearing that i wanted just some more minutes to enjoy his company.
When we finished the game, i stand up and we started to walk, very slow and kinda calm.
I notice that actually we are in a very nice garden, a grass labyrinth, and then i can almost feel the scent in the air; is soft and fresh. It feels Like…violets or little blueish color flowers.
I can remember that there were little rooms with night lights full of cristal walls / windows, So all seemed so calm and comfy.
I was in a very good mood and feeling happy.
Then i fell to the floor, very loudly and hard.
<he> smiled and laughed VERY noisy. In that moment i could completely felt how a melted pounding heart would feel.
His eyes were almost closed while the most beautifull laught was playing like if it was your favorite song on the radio. in that moment i just realized i was wearing a dress and a hat.
We kept talking very casual and he mentioned that he wanted to get a haircut, i just said he would look great but i liked the leght he currently had, better.

Then i said;
"lets watch the sky, together"
"have you seen the leonides rain?"
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