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*describing a Grey Warden dream* "Well that doesn't make any sense. Lapis is fused with Alistair at the bottom of the ocean."

Also: There had been an extremely tall mountain impossibly visible at the same point in the background throughout the game. If you climbed it instead of going to the Landsmeet, you'd find that at the top was the Golden City, very pretty and pearlescent and high-tech, and eerily empty and dim regardless of the weather and time of day.

Loghain had beaten you up there in search of Thedas's Denizen (sigh) and had fused with it. Morrigan and Alistair were like "okay. we're definitely killing this thing. it pisses us both off, for different reasons."

Leliana: "what. what the fuck. what the actual fuck.

i don't mind killing it no."

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I dreamed that there had been some sort of deal made that Andrew Hussie had to finish Homestuck by the end of the year or all the apocalypses would happen. All possible apocalypses.

Since the apocalypse needs prep time, things had been going subtly wrong all year, but in June everything went pretty much to shit. List of problems I observed Homestuck to have caused:

* Everything’s genetic structure is janked up, and a lot of people are like, part-bear, or can only eat this specific ambiguously-sentient parasitic flower or they die of allergic reaction, but the flowers don’t fill all their nutritional needs so they eventually starve anyway. The flowers are very pretty.

* Sea level is rising dramatically in some places and dropping in others; the English Channel is dry.

* The passage of time is fucked up, so while in some places this has all only been going on for a month, in some it’s been apocalypsing for eons.

For example, the English Channel has been dry for long enough that new intelligent species have evolved there, formed a peaceful civilization, and barred all outsiders from entry using their advanced magitechnology. This civilization... is Redwall.

* Agriculture and weather are glitching out and there’s widespread famine and drought.

Annnnd bunch of competing sets of aliens of varying levels of hostility have invaded, including:

* the ones from The Screwfly Solution

* Homeworld gems

* elves (???)

* Team Rocket (fine, I guess we're doing this)

* the cast of Disgaea

* angels (unaffiliated with Disgaea or Homestuck)

* horrorterrors

* no trolls, conspicuously!

I had a small RV, and had formed a temporary alliance with Lapis and Jasper. I would not ordinarily have allowed Jasper inside my small RV, but her gem had been worn down by the sand at the sea-bottom, making her smaller - she was now only seven feet tall - and also extremely passive, gentle, and depressed.

So the relationship just wasn't working for Lapis anymore, and when their body of water had dried up due to a non-gem-related apocalypse, they'd unfused, and were on their way to Beach City to ask Steven to heal Jasper. I was taking them as far as the southwestern edge of Screwfly territory, which I wasn't prepared to enter.

(Since they're on their way east, I guess Malachite made her way to the Pacific Ocean eventually.)

We'd been travelling with a caravan of Homestuck Cultists, who had stopped in a roofless abandoned town overgrown with beautiful but creepy mutant plants. They were very sure that Homestuck would end by the end of the year - however long a year lasts - and that the world would be saved. I had doubts and was planning to move to outer space pretty soon.

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*wakes up in middle of night from dream that Mercedes Lackey wrote licensed SU novels* why did I keep reading those why did it never at any point explain how pearl and jasper had a bunch of purple "blood wizard" babies in the *first* place
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[personal profile] limitingwhimsy: In one of my dreams last night, we were meeting at a two-day Homestuck meet-up/convention near my sisters' house in Louisville, which we both knew was going to turn into a SBURB session on the second day. Not everyone knew this, but you had woken up on Prospit and had warned me, and I had warned thegeekgene and a friend of hers, who were also there.

You'd been worried about being around so many noisy people in a strange city (more than about having to fight monsters), and reasons that made sense in the dream, this meant that ahead of time you had sent me three old kameezes you wanted to wear, so that I could replace the seams with new thread and make the pockets larger. This seemed like a necessary kind of protective measure, and I'd done it - but not very well because I'm bad at sewing, and it was important that the thread be very heavy. The seams looked and felt very rough and uneven on the inside, so I was worried you'd be upset, or that they wouldn't "work" somehow. But you seemed to be happy with them, and were wearing a blue one with blue leggings.

(Now that I'm awake, I assume you were a Seer, and had decided to have a non-game-supplied god-tier outfit for Gamzee Reasons. You didn't have a symbol on there, and the tunics were all different colors that didn't match any of the aspects - the others were darker purplish-blue and pale yellow.)

Your obligatory SBURB totem animal was a very intelligent and socialized juvenile brown owl (of no real-world owl species) who was missing a bunch of feathers and flew awkwardly, and wasn't good at hunting. You carried him in a sort of stiff cardboard tube in your pocket, to keep him safe and calm in the crowd. He had a little piece of gold foil on his leg to remind him of where you were, like putting a string around your finger as a reminder. That evening, we were sitting in my sisters' back yard feeding him and trying to coax him to hunt the mice that were there. You knew that you were going to have to take the foil off and let him go on his own after we entered the game, and I was worried - he didn't seem healthy enough or ready.

(Again, now that I'm awake, I can see that he was very sick and thus "doomed," and as such you were going to save him by prototyping him, but it wasn't obvious to me in the dream.)
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A woman is being hunted by people who will make millions more of her. She is not done growing to her final form, which is probably a dragon. She escapes into the sky in a small plastic laundry basket attached to a hot air balloon, with her python, which falls asleep wrapped around her.

The python is breathing out something that will make the woman sleep unaging until a safer era, and will fill their balloon and keep them safely in the sky until it comes. The woman covers them both in a blue blanket before she falls asleep herself.
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Dream involving some iteration of canon Karkat coming across a Terezi and Kankri from a humanstuck werecreature AU, and being really offended upon discovering that they got along and had multiple inside jokes which he didn't understand. They even had matching terrible Tumblr usernames referencing insufferably twee slash fanfic tropes for a nonexistent 90s cartoon they'd both liked.

I don't remember what my brain came up with for the usernames, but it was like Terezi was "character-a-bringing-you-soup-while-you're-sick-in-bed" and Kankri was "character-b-pretends-to-burn-his-finger-on-the-soup-and-wants-you-to-kiss-him-to-make-it-better." Karkat threw a shit-fit about this at them in a chat-log and they started co-writing fluff fic at him. Kankri was actually taking it pretty seriously and trying to pretend he wasn't, to Karkat's immense embarrassment.

Terezi was a police detective or prosecutor and, obviously, a were-dragon - I think a Dragon King With A Beautiful Daughter-type dragon rather than a Princess Stealing-type dragon, though. Kankri had some sort of more-important justice department or federal court position he wasn't very good at, and was for some reason a were-bear. He threw his harder decisions on Terezi because he was a huge coward.

This turned into a more-serious story, an Inspector Chen AU involving the three of them going to hell to search for the ghost of Karkat and Kankri's cousin, a little girl who'd run away from heaven to stay with the ghost of Evil Signless. Hell was sort of like a post-apocalyptic San Francisco airport where people were "living" in little privacy shelters they'd thrown together from bits and pieces of the equipment. Heaven was the Incheon airport.

Evil Signless, meeting Kankri for possibly the first time, was very disappointed in him, and sort of possessed him/gave him the Evil Signless Brain Virus. Kankri's personality wasn't actually over-written, and he and Terezi were kind of observing the changes in the way he was acting and going "this could actually be okay," thinking he might be less shitty at his job now. Karkat was at this point avoiding all interactions with Kankri, and didn't even notice it had happened.

Kankri was useless with the little girl even when sorta-possessed, so he went back to see the girl's mother/guardian in the world of the living. The mother was under arrest for killing someone and either embezzlement or Evil Magic, all of which she'd done. However, there were extenuating circumstances involving the murder victim (her husband?) threatening her and messing with her finances to make her dependent on him, and maybe doing something bad to her daughter's ghost. (He hadn't killed the little girl, though; she'd died years or decades earlier.)

The Evil Signless Virus was directing Kankri to coax this woman into doing/testifying to stuff that served some nefarious purpose of his, but Kankri's personality kept sort of overturning it because the habit of asking Terezi for guidance constantly was too ingrained.

I woke up just as the POV was switching back to Terezi and Karkat, still in hell and trying to convince the girl to come home. The main iteration of Evil Signless was there delaying them, trying to give whatever he'd done time to take over Kankri's brain.
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I dreamed that three Caliborns baked an obviously-poisoned cake for John. Someone objected to this: "okay we're going to throw that cake in the ocean right now." (They were on a boat.) One of the Caliborns responded: "WHY WOULD ANYONE NOT WANT A CAKE BAKED BY THREE CALIBORNS."
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I haven’t read Assassination Classroom but I know the premise which is obviously enough to ensure I dream about Condy being the teacher.

A dream

May. 25th, 2015 09:31 pm
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ELF WIZARD KID IN A REALLY EARNEST YA NOVEL: We all need to work together as a team to defeat the giant eyeball from space!

EVERYONE ELSE: Can't, we are the cast of Cyteen. In an AU set in one of the flying orgy-castles on the Ringworld.

ELF WIZARD KID: Oh, no!

JOHN EGBERT: i'm here, too!

ELF WIZARD KID: Oh, good!

JOHN: but in this i'm a depressed azi belonging to ari 1, and my powers are just kind of... ambiguously pizza-based? :(

ELF WIZARD KID: Okay, this is all pretty bad, but I'm the protagonist and I'm sure that my book is going to have a happy ending, so I'm going to just summon the big eyeball to destroy us right now, which will force the narrative to come up with a deus ex machina!

ME, READING THIS NONEXISTENT YA NOVEL: Uh, wait, I just remembered that this book was the last in a three-book series which was originally about this wizard kid and two others time-travelling around and fighting a bad necromancer known for his habit of breaking the fourth wall and carelessly summoning monsters he can't control. Is this kid about to become the necromancer and form a time loop?

*Jake and Roxy show up with a spaceship and destroy the eyeball.*

ELF WIZARD KID: My plan to cause a deus ex machina worked! I'm the hero!

ROXY: john wtf stop being addicted to pizza which is in fact a dangerous drug

ME, READING THIS NONEXISTENT YA NOVEL: This series disappointed me and I'm going to blog angrily about it - oh, wait there's actually a fourth book I haven't read, better read that one first.
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Dreamed that Ari 2 found Calliope and Caliborn and was studying them. She and Caliborn got along pretty well.
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Most of my nightmares are about lying on my back unable to move while something bad happens over me: I've been stabbed in the chest and am too weak to get up and the Bad Guy is about to stab my eye (I once started talking in my sleep during a dream like this and scared elongated_tito, who was in the same room), or someone's doing surgery on me and I'm still awake but can't move, or I'm hiding between two objects hoping the bad guy in the room doesn't look down, or I'm trying to use an immateriality charm that'll protect me from the RAIN OF KNIVES but if I move even a little... etc.

Or I've just fallen down and lost motor control while trying to do something important. I have occasional anxiety dreams like that: trying to walk but falling down every few steps, not being able to use my hands or talk. But this is usually just annoying or mildly frightening without the lying-on-my-back aspect - that's where it turns into something I'd classify as a nightmare.

The thing is, unless there's some childhood incident I've totally forgotten, I do not have significant real-life trauma like this. I never ended up lying on my back during any of my dumb kid fights, and the only time I recall someone actually knocking me completely off my feet, I landed on my side. And my three official Worst Traumas did not involve any physical violence. I think these nightmares are about another nightmare.

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I dreamed about his new show that's basically just the dude being upset that women liked Madoka. A bunch of magical girls are at a magical girl boarding school, and each episode is about their vicious in-fighting, usually culminating in at least one death. Which is the purpose of the school - there can be only three magical girls at a time.

It takes a few episodes for the deaths to start. We're initially introduced to three specific girls as the protagonists, with one in particular, who's Robin Hood-themed and has invisibility powers, being set up as the heroine. A couple episodes in, Robin is thrown into conflict with one of the other two, panics, and kills her.

When she calms down, she immediately starts rationalizing what she did to herself and the two or three other kids who talk to her. Then, to drive home the point that this is not the first time Robin has killed another child, she finishes up the episode by killing three other girls.

There's a flashback episode about a girl with some sort of healing power, who we haven't seen at the school yet - we assume she's about to be recruited and will be the transfer student who becomes the new protagonist. She's trans and living with another trans girl, and it's pretty cute right until the other girl is horribly murdered. Then we move forward forty years and find out that healing-girl is the evil dean.
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Relatedly, the other night I dreamed that Caliborn had created a creepy glitchy puppet-dimension with The Power Of His Artist Soul, populated by living cloth puppets of various characters/real people which did his bidding.

The puppets didn't necessarily like it, and maintained some character traits of the people they were formed after, but were definitely not those people and were not able to disobey Caliborn. Very few of the puppets were Homestuck characters - there was I think a Yukio Mishima one? And most of the SDR2 cast, which makes more sense.

But he did have a puppet version of Andrew Hussie. He had sex with the Hussie puppet.

me upon waking: ...the guy did pretty much bring this upon himself.
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which also somehow involved me coming up with a gemsona for a Steven Universe RP?

I looked it up to see what might qualify as a gemstone that was commonly found in limestone caves, because Kentucky. There was a list on Wikipedia in which the third and fourth entries were stones called "Stunko" and "Junko."

me: But which to choose...?

I went with Stunko because I didn't want anyone thinking I was RPing as Mizuno Junko or Enoshima Junko. Could be confusing.
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Last night I had an incredibly nasty and violent dream about a war between a bunch of Kentucky appellate judges and several different groups of fairies/yokai/xian/supernatural creatures - regular American Fairy Art-type fliff-winged fairies, kelpies, tengu, and a small group of exiled sort-of-nāga-kelpies whose Queen was the human hero's BFF throughout most of the story, then backstabbed her to become the final boss.

The human woman defeated her and let her live, but shortly afterwards another group of sort-of-nāga-kelpies killed her, and the others came to the heroine to ask her to help them seek revenge, which she of course did.

me, immediately upon waking: okay that's mostly pretty cool but why the judges

me, ten minutes later: like, i would have understood dan jack combs's presence, but he wasn't even there.

me, twenty minutes later: It was a war between Courts. Fuck this bullshit, I am having my subconscious surgically removed.
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I have a lot of anxiety dreams where I’m in Japan and have forgotten how to say basic stuff in Japanese. Last night I dreamed I was in Shinjuku and very upset with myself because I couldn’t remember 1) “shitsurei shimasu,” which means “excuse me,” and 2) “taiyaki,” which means “a fried pastry shaped like a fish and usually filled with sweet bean paste or cream.”

Also the plot of Battlefield Terra was going on, but I was more upset that I couldn’t remember about fish pastries.

Edit: You need to understand that Battlefield Terra happening in Shinjuku is an extremely funny thing to contemplate. Really, putting any emotionally-intense disaster narrative in Shinjuku is fucking hilarious. It’s too bad anime doesn’t take advantage of the absurdity of this situation the way it should.

"I NEED TO MAKE OUT WITH YOU BECAUSE EVERYONE IS GOING TO DIE AND TELEPATHY"

*nearby, a man in a scarf awkwardly ignores this while evincing an intense and joyless preoccupation with some pastel macarons*

*also nearby: a wall made entirely of white plush pomeranian toys for some goddamn reason, it’s terrifying*
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Dreamed that Fenris refused to participate in a DLC campaign which had been written by Paarfi.

Hawke: dude no

Hawke: you can’t just leave the party because you don’t like the *narrative voice*

Fenris: i definitely can

#Also Kefka from FFVI was there #which actually makes more sense now that I'm awake.
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I dreamed that the cats had all been digitized and I could turn Dubiety off, so making him vanish, drive to the vet, and then open the Cat App on my phone and re-materialize him there without any drama. And I could get into the raws and alter his personal preferences and stuff, so he’d poop in the box and not on the floor and so on.

I found this pretty upsetting, and wasn’t sure how long my cat had been digitized, or what had happened to the original one, or if there had ever been a “real” Dubiety the Cat at all.

But look: can I do this to myself, get into my own raws and figure out what’s wrong there. Or switch myself off while someone else handles it for me.
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A while ago the cat turned the TV on. I was taking a nap, and before waking up completely had managed to get into my shoes and grab my phone. My intention was to climb out the bedroom window and observe the TV-watching housebreakers from the dark obscurity of the front yard, then call 911 and retreat to the relative safety of the prepper neighbors' house while I awaited the forces of justice.

I cracked the window and the cold air woke me up. I went out and turned the TV off. Cat got a can of food for being a jackass.
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Last night I dreamed about a horrific new installment in the Dangan Ronpa series which was a crossover with Chrono Trigger and Kushiel's Dart. Phedre was the protagonist, Joscelin was the first to be murdered, and Frog was Monobear, but with big mantis pincers.

This note was not, in fact, cheerful. Sorry.

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