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No. 1 [Reply]

/dr/ is a place to discuss night and day dreams.

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Subject says it all!

I had a strange one recently, though most of my dreams aren't at all based in common reality, this one stood out not only because it felt like I was in a situation that could happen (in non-dream standards, mind you), but I was also me at an age of I think around 12-13. It also featured my little sister, around the age of 7 or 8 (her current age).

Basically what happens is that our mother who I can only assume is the last surviving of her family dies, and we were left to go live with our older adoptive sister. This is all assumed, as in this is kind of the context I was feeling while in the dream, why things were happening, why I was there. Our older adoptive sister was an anthropomorphic possum though she didn't dress the same way I believe it was based on the main character from a webcomic called 'habits' or 'clementine' as some call it on vice because she was basically homeless. We walked around a downtown area of a medium sized city as she would drink alcohol and flip off cars that passed us by, edging us on to do so with her. I would, but my little sister wouldn't. Then she bought us slushies, poured alcohol into mine and I got drunk with her while my little sister just drank a normal slushy, after that I woke up.

I liked it, felt like I was having fun in the dream in the innocent way a kid at that age would despite the shitty situation.
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What do you mean?


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I stopped talking to my only friend about a year ago. There was no fight or anything of the sort, we just stopped communicating, the friendship simply faded away. Although he sometimes shows up in dreams.
I don't remember a lot about this one, but it stood out to me because I recall the emotions quite vividly.
There was some sort of special situation that led me to making the impulse decision of going to his house and become friends again. Upon getting there he was at his door. I think he greeted me and I greeted him, he was kind as always, he was okay with being friends with me again.
But the moment I saw him I knew I committed a great mistake and that there was no going back. The rest of the dream was filled with an Immense feeling of shame and regret. We played videogames and chatted as usual, but there was an unbearable awkwardness in the air. I always suspected that he was only my friend out of pity, that he despised me but was too nice to truly speak his mind, that he didn't really like me but kept agreeing to hang out because he didn't want to hurt my feelings. That awful suspicion was stronger than ever in this dream. The embarrassment and regret came from that I think, from coming back to someone who didn't really care about me, when it would be better for both if we never saw each other again. But a part of me still clings to that one-sided friendship, which just makes me feel pathetic.


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>makes me feel pathetic

Or you could look at it as you've gotten on more or less surviving for a year without that friendship. I know the feeling though, anon. I really do. Twice in my life now, have I stopped and realized that I was always running to everyone else to hang out, offering to pick up food, offering to cover for this or that or whatever, and so as a test, simply stopped reaching out. And it's been crickets in response every time. It does make me very sad when I choose to think about it that way, but I've realized that it's only sad when I think about the situation as if I was looking at somebody else going through it - but I'm not in that position, I'm living between my ears. So I have more than a lifetime's worth of work to do in here, and without any kind of evidence to present, I think that this sort of realization is what drives people to both monasteries where people dedicate decades - the rest of their lives - to exploring inner mysteries, and to the frontiers of the old world, where we were never alone, because we were closer to the Earth itself. We do unnatural things and then wonder why we don't feel right…I think the techno-isolation has a lot to do with it. Just rambling though. I say congratulations on handling your own self - good and bad - for a year without other people having to tell you how to act, or dress, or whatever else always comes with peer pressure. I remember the feeling of the moment when I realized that living in fear was like a prison for me, but that if I decided I would run the prison instead, then it would instantly become a fortress. All again to say that there is strength in weakness.


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It's been a while since I've been able to remember so much of a dream.
It took place in my old school.
For some reason, I was my child self, while my classmates were from high school.
I suffered from bullying during my school years, so I always had this fantasy of finally beating my bullies up. Of course, it never happened.
In this dream, I did precisely that. I beat two of them up, quite violently, with my kid body. Surprisingly it didn't feel good at all.
Afterward, it was like I just committed a heinous crime. Suddenly the school was empty, I figure they had evacuated as if I was a school shooter.
I was left to wander the lonely building. I had a lot of regrets, not because I felt guilty for punching those teens, but because, apparently, this crime would ruin my life. It was an impulsive decision made upon a burst of anger that would cost me my future.
After a lot of thinking about the horrid, life long consequences of my actions, I came to a sort of depressed, melancholic acceptance of what my life would be from now on like I'm just waiting to die without anything I can do about it.
Relaxed I walked the hallways, expecting the cops to arrive any second and arrest me. For whatever reason they were taking forever to show up, making the wait excruciating. At some point, I came across a girl of my age that was left (about 8 years old) and became friends with her. After exploring the silent building for a while, we discovered a sort of tunnel that led to an underground cave that was connected to the outside. There was a functioning plane there, we only had to press a rock button in front of it to get it to work. Thanks to this turn of events, I could escape my fate and live somewhere far away. So we flew off to an unknown destination, as the plane was piloted automatically.
We landed inside a cave in another island. Apparently, to get to our real destination we had to find a similar stone button that would reactivate the plane. The place was very dark but I brought a flashlight with me. However, our exploration of the cave was cut short by the attack of a tribe of monkeys who lived there. The girl was actually quite good at fighting them off.
Unfortunately, I woke up in the middle of the fight so the story has no conclusion. I was glad it was all a dream. Maybe imy mind tried to tell me doing things driven by rage only ends up hurting myself?


>what your dream is telling you

And that perhaps you can seemingly get away from the consequences from your actions, but that even if you find a nice girl and become friends, things seem good, like you fully "got away with what you did", etc. something will come back to balance your karma out. Whether it's monkeys or Noah's proverbial flood, and then with the dream ending where it did, it seems to say that beyond that karmic come-back, who knows what the outcome will be? Will your gf keep fighting back/paying for your misdeed? Will she succeed or fail? Be destroyed by it? Will it destroy you? Who can say. But the meaning of the entire dream is pretty clear to me.

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No. 433 [Reply]

A.K.A: Share your blogpost about a nightmare you've had.

Lemme star by talking about mine, which for some reason, always seem to be disjointed for some reason. Had these yesterday.

First nightmare was me having a conversation to this sort of cockroach with human, slanted eyes with a mouth (kind of similar to David Cronenberg's Naked Lunch), about dissecting a human corpse, which was on a tiny table and was only a torso with a couple of organs with it's head and one arm cut off. As i was doing the operation, the cockroach thing kept talking to me about some non-sense i forgot, while blood kept spurting on my hands inside the human corpse's carcass.

Second one was me starting at the bottom of a sterile, white staircase (which i suppose was a hospital?), which had a backdoor of some sort. When i opened it, there was a large city road that had two groups of crowded people in different sides, arguing about some religion thing; one dude that was from the left side of the street, which was somebody i personally knew, started to fight with the other group which was on the right. Hugged him in an attempt to restrain him from getting his shit fucked by the mob of angry people, and pulled him inside the (what i suppose is) hospital's backdoor and locked it. He was lying unconscious on the floor, as i hopelessly tried to wake him up.
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Any tips for inducing nightmares? Dreams are nice but I always feel very alive after a nightmare and I want to have more of them.
Also hi /v/


Stress can get you frequent nightmares, I can confirm, but I wouldn't recommend you to get stressed in order to have nightmares, in the other hand I've read that the metabolism can cause them, like eating certain kinds of food that the body can't process fast prior going to sleep, but that might just cause insomnia.

Seems most of the causes for nightmares are related to physiological disorders like depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc.

>Also hi /v/

lol, someone actually came.


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I was sitting on a bench in the park, observing people and taking notes. It was related to a college project.
A girl approached me and we started talking. At one point, she said that she doesn't like being selfish, etc. and that killing her ego helped her be more connected to the world.
I said "I can't do that."
"You don't have a soul, then."
"What happens if you don't have a soul?"
She pointed to a red, bloody creature the size of a rat. It had a human skull attached to a rat body, and it looked like it was rotting even though it was alive. It was "grinning" at me.
She said "You will become like this when you die."
A few seconds later, I noticed a "man" who looked like a devil; he was staring at us.
I went home. The "devil" was around the house, but did not seem like it wanted to harm me (yet). I entered the house, but only stayed for five minutes. I went outside again and decided to run.
The house was surrounded by a tall fence. I tried to jump over the fence, because I couldn't leave normally. It took a few tries, but I succeeded in the end.


Had a bad dream last night. Don't remember what it was. Wasn't very happy before going to bed.


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a few days ago I had this nightmare where I was in some sort of rural area like a farm or something and me and someone else were sitting in a car talking. we were coming up with some sort of plan when I saw a group of people coming up to the car. When they came closer, I noticed that their faces were warped and bloody like pick related. the other guy in the car had a head lamp on, so I told him to quickly turn it off so that the people wpuldnt see us. but it was too late by the time he turned it off, the group had already notice us, so I decided to get out of the car to make a run for it. right when I stumbled out the door, I slipped and fell on the ground. that was when one of the monsters swung an axe at the back of my head, killing me instantly

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No. 101 [Reply]

Is your dream journal a digital one (IE a txt file) or a real journal? Do you write in it right when you wake up?

I use a text file and keep it open, since I immediately jump on my computer in the morning anyways.
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I am a traditional guy, i draw quite a lot (and haven't improved for a while ;_;) and first thing is trying to draw what i saw and at the same time write what happened, if the process was entirely digital until my pc boots, then photoshop loads and i plug in my tablet it would be all gone


Sometimes I remember my dreams enough to write them down, but I usually don't. At the moment I'm working on a comic based on my most recent dream. Since I'm a fairly shit artist, this'll be the first story idea that I actually make into a comic… I hope I manage it.


Damn OP, you're reminding me of my dream diary which I abandoned last year. I was really detailed with my entries and I was able to better remember my dreams as a result.

But then I got hung up over a single detail and I put it off because I'm lazy but refused to do any more entries until I perfected the original because I'm a perfectionist.

And os my diary is undone


Apologies for bumping such an old thread.

My dream journal is a digital one, a phrase or so that describes the dream. I haven't found the time to write a proper dream journal yet, but I should. Anyone found it intriguing how easy for it for dream events to be forgotten? Personally, I found that the feelings/emotions associated with such dreams can last longer.


I find that physically writing down your dreams increase your ability to recall them. I still remember parts/images of dreams from 10 years ago that I'm 100% sure I wouldn't have remembered. Something about the act of writing out each line to make up each letter.

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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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I love jordan peterson


If you do already know of him, you might be interested in his biblical series of lectures. I have been an avowed agnostic for 15 years, and saw very little value in the bible except as a collection of fairy tales that were just favorites told over time by people too illiterate and uncreative to write new ones.

Holy shit, was I ever wrong. He seriously is helping unlock ancient wisdom millenia in the making for the masses in that series. I will never EVER look at life, or especially that book, in the same way ever again after watching just the first few.


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I used to play Minecraft and listen to his biblical lectures. I find I process fluid information better when I'm doing something else in the background.
I especially liked Biblical Series X - Abraham, Father of Nations mostly because of the way it's titled. A comment on the video said it sounded like an anime title and that's become an in-joke between my school friends.
I made this vector art for class. It took two weeks of tracing lol


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I want to draw my art faster but I can't. At this rate I will not be able to pay my rent with just commissions alone, but I really want to continue drawing instead of getting a "real job" which won't really pay me a lot better anyway in my country. Art is something I love making and I really think I could get popular since some of my art used to get reposted a lot. I'm good enough that people pay me for it, but I'm not good enough to draw fast and consistently and this is only thing holding me back.


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lmao good catch about the xXBiblicalxSeriesXx - Father of Nations title. Very cool to meet another fan of his though - I'm on lecture IX, so almost there!

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No. 725 [Reply]

I'm currently sick (fever, pain, etc) and I'm having really strange dreams but strangely realistic, I usually can tell apart a dream from reality, but when I'm sick or extremely tired my dreams a far more realistic and intense.

Let's share some Fever Dreams. I'll start, I recently dream about having a fight a with a person with whom I live, I can't remember the details, but he did something to me so in return I took a laptop from his room, apparently that was really important to me and he got upset, so he wanted to punish me, he and my mother grabbed me, they wanted to "mark" me, I can't remember what exactly was but I think they had a Tattoo machine and basically to make me a mark on my arm, I obviously put resistance and barely managed to escape, now I was hiding on my brother's room, I tried to sleep and the next morning I felt that horrible anxiety feeling, I went outside to try to occupy my mind in something different, I went for a bike ride for my town and found an old friend, and we were having a little chit chat, then I wake up, my head hurt a lot.

>“REM sleep is essential to temperature control, [and] fever suppresses REM,

I found this, that's probably why every time I have a fever dream my head hurts so much.


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And the most recent one, apparently I had a reminiscence of a dream I had before about some sort of "game", that memory is probably just 'fabricated' by the dream but I'm not entirely sure, it took place on my childhood house so that makes me believe it could be a real memory, but whatever.

This was the sequel to that dream apparently, it was some sort of RTS game but it took place in real life, the map was my Grandmother's house, and the players were my cousin, some sort of cyborg guy, a guy I barely can remember and I, it seemed pretty much like AoE, but the difference was the technology, apparently it had nanomachines or that kind of cyborg stuff, anyway, what's interesting about this dream is that often people will come to my house, in last dream was a burglar, I was planning to deliver him to the police, so I went to the station, told them, bla bla bla, the game me some money and food for some reason. The same night the burglar approached me and told me how he was betrayed by everyone he knew, I felt sympathy for the guy and gave him the food, in the end I didn't deliver him to the police and he left my house but became a 'friend'.

This time there was this girl who lived in the streets and apparently she was really dangerous, so I went to the station, bla bla bla, the police this time were a bunch of assholes btw, gave me little money and food to bait the girl, I ended up giving the food to other guy, some sort of sultan, and now he suspected I wanted to deliver him to the police, then I woke up and my head was hurting a lot again.


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OP here.
Speaking of fever dreams, Hidamari Sketch S1 has a whole Ep. dedicate to this subject. It's pretty good and comfy.

If anyone is interested it's Ep5 from S1. You should be able to get it from nyaa.si or nyaa pantsu.


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So that's the cap that somebody cropped for this image. I'd wondered where it was from.

My nigger.

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No. 802 [Reply]

Have you guys ever met someone you look up to in a dream?

>get up

>look at table
>it's jordan peterson
>dimly aware that i'm dreaming but mostly stoked he's just there
>he smiles
>cut to another dream where i'm telling people about a dream i had where i met jordan peterson

Dreams are confusing.
Pic related (it's him)
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I had a torture nightmare about Josef Mengele when I learned about him in school years ago


>>806 >>803

guys i did not make this tread for nazi related dreams i dont like where this is going


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>I met Adolf Hitler in a dream once.
Wait, you too? I actually had this dream once too, I'm pretty sure I wrote it in the dream general thread. Basically Hitler resurrected, and was giving a speech in a college about the evil jews and stuff, but nobody wanted to hear him, I spoke with him and asked him to tell me the truth about the joows.

I'm not kidding, that was my dream.




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Based on what?

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No. 698 [Reply]

I was visited by death and hell in a dream and as yet I haven't uttered this to a single soul. On recollection hades was very much alive, I witnessed a place of worship filled with parishioners with such goings on that I am still frightened to even give them breath, much less type them out for a lasting record. Frightened not of myself with its recollection , I experienced it and must live with it, but that the reader of such nightmares mighten not be able to contain the story, and that it may well be a curse best kept to myself. Or privilege? Or too personal for others. The blasphemic isn't for everybody after all. Or that this might be its interpretation by others. There is no blasphemy within this domain. Peculiar to visit there, I was not asked if I should like to and was transported there unknowing of the journey I was to take.


Write a book about it.


I suppose I could do a pamphlet.


How did you know it was hell and not heaven?


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A place of great Power
Statues of the Hero Gods
A valley, mountains and spires of flame.
The Goddess guides me.
The Glory of Geburah.


Was it like south park satan or nah

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No. 720 [Reply]

What are the recurring themes/elements in your dreams?

>places I've been to, but mixed in a way that create new places, so I can't recognize them

>flying (rare)
>time travel (e.g. have a limited amount of time to restore things)
>being late
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>apocalyptic scenarios
>traveling alone
>being killed


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I don't remember most of my dreams but i know buying my little pony toys at the store is a recurring theme in my dreams


Its hard to remember exactly but pretty much every dream i have is about things in life going wrong, like failing school and crashing my car. They are very believable until i wake up.


I used to dream a lot of bathrooms one to two years ago and probably still do, just that I don't write down my dreams right now.


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>schools, especially cafeterias and rows of lockers
>places I used to live
>malls, sometimes merging with schools
>houses with tons of staircases and usually one room at the very top
>vast underground complexes
>driving, or trying unsuccessfully to find my car
>systems of narrow, sometimes very steep dirt trails winding through the woods
>bathrooms (but only when I have to pee IRL)

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No. 785 [Reply]

I've been really into reading other peoples dreams, as well as my own, and i've been into it ever since i was a kid.
Are there any dream journal-esque books you guys recommend or do you know where i can buy other people's dream journals?


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I can't offer too much but your Image reminded me that the PSX game LSD dream emulator came with a sample of the creator's dream diary. I believe it was translated into English by fans a while back.

IIRC several famous artists like kafka and dali noted down their dreams in their diaries to use as reference. But I don't know if those materials were ever reprinted or if they only exist in private collections. Wikipedia has this list of dream diaries (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dream_diaries) but I don't know how complete it is, and some may not be translated or easy to find.

Other than that I don't really know how many dream diaries have been published in the mainstream though you can often find people's dreams on lucid dreaming forums and such. Also on chans like 420 chan has a dream board and at least one big thread recounting dreams, there's a dream thread on tohno's /ot/, uboachan has an old dream thread. There are probably others too. You might also want to search for old dream related blogspots and livejournals on google by restricting the search to those domains eg. Site:*blogspot.com "dream" "Diary"|"Journal"(don't know if google still uses those operators so you might have to change things to get it to work).

If you want dream-like fiction you should check out short stories like those of Jorge Luis Borges, Kafka, and even plays like those of Samuel Beckett and other early absurdists and surrealists.

Sorry if none of that was what you wanted OP. Hopefully someone more informed than I will come along.


this gave me more insight on LSD. yes i;ve heard of it but thanks anyway


A lot of the textboards have a dedicated dream thread. They aren't journals, since everyone is posting, but you can still read them.


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