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Subject:Roman railway, naval base and autocorrect
Time:10:29 am
Current Mood:happyhappy
There was a roman railway that had been partially restored.
It went up and down some pretty steep hills.
I was walking along it and thought it was steeper than was practical.
At the end of the Roman bit there was a disused modern railway. I started to walk along one of the tracks of this one, but stopped and turned around when I heard the voices of youths from inside the tunnel just ahead. As I walked back along the tracks the youths followed me, clearly with intent to harass me and possibly do me harm.
I caught up with a couple of Japanese girls walking the same way
The Roman rails went up a ridiculously steep bit which required basically climbing up a vertical wall of mud. The girls climbed it first, but they were slow so I tried to go around them. My route petered out so I ended up waiting for them then following in their foot holes. All the while the youths were getting closer.

Once over the ridge, I was re-joined by a fried who I had been travelling with earlier. We went back to where we were supposed to be reporting for duty with our navy troop.

We got into Plymouth town (just through the gate from the dales where the Roman railway had been) and found something was quite wrong. I think some force was taking people over. I hailed a taxi to take us to the nearest naval base. I got in and he sped off. After much shouting and confusion (his english was practically non-existent) I convinced him to go back for my friend, then yes, to actually wait while he got in rather than speed off again.
Once we were both in the taxi, I needed to find where the naval base was (the driver didn't know) so I tried to search on my phone for "navy base plymouth" but the stupid autocorrect kept thwarting me. I was trying to type that simple phrase for ages.
I think we eventually realised there was no navy base in the town, so we'd have to go to another town some way away... inland curiously... which I remember feeling had an association with my mate Chris. We were about to set off when I woke up.
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Subject:FPBreasts
Time:04:13 pm
Was kicking ass in a first-person shooter type of scenario.

At one point I beat someone to death with the body of a stormtrooper I'd shot earlier.

Once I'd done dispatching the folks in the main corridor, I went into a large room where there was supposed to be a safe or door to treasure. I was running around looking for the control panel to open it, but this was made difficult as there was a big wall of minecraft-style blood blocks that I had to navigate around.

Finished running around like a mad thing and decided to quit / escape, so went outside and dived off the lake bank expecting to kill myself on the concrete further down. A moment of doubt of if this was really a dream and ok to kill myself in made me make it to the water. I plunged in and maneuvered myself around back to the surface. By the time I got to the top I had been under long enough / travelled far enough that no-one from the facility was chasing me. I took a moment to relax in the shallow end.

As I lay there, a cute girl swam over and casually swam up over me from feet to head. She stopped in a position to neatly place her boobs in my eyes, which she did. Remembering I have a girlfriend I declined to engage them, which upset her and after a brief urge-refuse-complain-console conversation, she swam off and I woke up.
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Time:12:13 pm
Was on an island with some animals including the lion from Madagascar. This was part of a chain of sandy islands in warm water. I think I have been there in a previous dream where I could fly around them in a bi-plane, or was it the one where I was a pilot.

More islands appeared (currents and sand-banks etc). We left our island and went over. Managed to get to the mainland (west coast of southern Africa). As the only human in the group I went ahead to where the wall of buildings abruptly met the sea in a man-made cliff. I crept up through an old door into semi-ruined city. There was a woman in the ruins that I glimpsed as she went about her business, maybe she was guarding against animals coming into the city from the island chain. I tried to avoid her but we ran into each other. She was friendly after all. I relished being able to talk to a human again after the year or more on the island.

I'd settled into the semi-ruined city a bit. Someone stole a clock. A friend and I chased them along balconies and caught him. I pinned him down and my friend called the police. There was a lot of struggling and grabbing of wrists to stop the thief squirming away.
Eventually 2 community support officers came along and established that the thief was willing to return what they stole, and that whatever other problem I vaguely remembered was resolved so that was that. I was indignant that they weren't going to arrest and charge the thief.
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Subject:Everybody's going surfin'
Time:11:34 am
Current Mood:ok
Got food to eat out in town with Ant. I was heading for a bench with a nice view a 5 minute walk away. She didn't want to walk so far, so we grumpily went down to the stony beach to eat there. It was Brighton beach, but the tide was waaay far in so there was hardly any place to sit down.

I was walking around London's China Town on Brighton beach with my family in the evening. For some reason we had to get back to where we were. Dad assured us that there was a water taxi in a little wharf down a back alley. The taxi man wasn't there as he knew there was a flood coming. We tried to steal his boat by getting out through the gate at the same time as a bunch of rich girls got in their dinghy. It didn't work, and a big wave swallowed us up (I was under water for several seconds) and swepped us back on to the wharf. As that wave receeded, I saw an enormous "The Day After Tomorrow" style wave coming in. I started swimming away from it, hoping to effectively surf it inland. Lots of swirly confusion. The wave died down and I found I had survived! I ran through the street which was full of people miserable at having their houses ruined shouting "F*ck yeah! We're alive!". Some folks realised this was a healthier perspective and cheered a little
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Subject:The kindest burglars
Time:01:07 pm
Current Mood:busybusy
I was returning home after a long day out on the motorbike. Apparently my house was just 100 meters or so up the road from my parents' place. As I approached my house I saw several cars on my drive and about 5 people coming out of my house. I had no idea who they were, so assumed they were robbing me. I pulled up onto the drive faster than usual intent on not giving them a chance to run away. As I mounted the curb I lost balance a bit. By some awesome skill only possible in a dream, I avoided falling off by pulling a stoppy and whipping my back wheel around about 180 degrees. This arrival stunned the burglars into not immediately running away.

I confronted one with a "what the hell are you doing in my house!?". He tried to convince me that they were performing an energy-efficiency survey for the government and I needn't worry. He and his crew got in their cars while I was still trying to establish with this guy that going into someone's house while they are out with out their permission is called "breaking and entering", not "performing a survey". I jumped in his car as I was keen not to let them get away.

We eventually pulled up in a pub car park not very far from my house. He agreed to wait while I went to check that they really hadn't taken anything. I memorised his numberplate then ran up Brighton high street to my house. Although they'd shut the front door when the left, the back was open, and all the windows were open, so anyone could have got in. Going through the house, things were moved around and disorganised, but all present. Going upstairs past the very low ceiling at the bottom of the stair case (I've no idea what was going on there, but it made me have to crawl to get past it) revealed the same. The TV was off the wall (so they could measure ... something) but was still there, as was my computer and all the other expensive stuff. I was a bit ashamed I'd not believed these guys that they weren't burglars.
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Subject:If you can bring yourself to compete, you lose
Time:12:57 pm
Current Mood:meh
I was going to call in sick to work due to depression when one of my minions called saying she was off due to depression too. This turned into a bit of a "who's the most hardcore" contest. She won as it turned out she was this bad (excellent blog by the way, even though not updated in a long while due to the author's depression). I conceeded and resolved to go into work anyway.
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Subject:Hat
Time:12:53 pm
Current Mood:workingworking
I had a hat. Indiana Jones style.
It was rainy and windy so I had to hold on to the hat to stop it blowing away. My brother thought this was terribly funny.
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Subject:Racing through Africa
Time:12:12 pm
Current Mood:confusedconfused
Spent the morning dozing, so got a long run of dreams as I came in and out of conciousness.

I appeared in a social setting that I wasn't expecting (Quantum Leap style). I led the half dozen people there in some sort of dance (maybe Gangnam style) and made a playful pass at one of the guys. He wasn't so sure I was joking. The dance finished and there was a buffet, and some of the other trainee doctors joined us. Several asked if I was seeing anyone. One suggested I go on a date per day for a week then pick (quite a lot like "Dinner Date" on TV). I agreed but stipulated that I get to pick one of the girls.
Following the general advice of the one that suggested this, I got in my car (a silver Audi) and secretly went to her place to see if I wanted to go out with her. I parked up on their large shared driveway and set the windows to be opaque from the outside. She saw me from her windows and got freaked out as she didn't know it was me. She came out with a bunch of her family and folks from the cul-de-sac to drive off the strange car. I left.
I was going along a road which bent sharply to one side but had another road coming off it straight ahead. I went along the straight ahead road, realised it wasn't the one I wanted so doubled back. This was made more complicated by the traffic in front of me having all got into the right lane, which confused the oncoming truck. I waited for it to go past and all was fine. The bent road took me to a place that was oddly familiar but not where I thought it would be. I thing it was my old neighbourhood, or my home area from another dream, or from when I (in real) lived in Brighton.
I was walking in that/my neighbourhood. I saw a side path so decided to investigate as it's always useful to know more routes than the police. This path turned into a muddy track, which was ideal as it meant that a car or even motorcycle following me would have trouble, but I'd be alright on my little scooter.
Following the path a little way took me to a river in Africa. I walked around the jungle a little bit then found a group of people being barred from getting too close to the river at a bridge. The river was toxic somehow, but there was also a challenge to see if anyone could wade through it. Two guys were back near where I came in and were going to wade it. One refused the advice of the military man overseeing this and assumed he was lying about there being such high concentrations of asbestos that his skin would feel like it was burning. The other man took the medicinal Tizer bottles and went for it. When he came out he was fine. Someone offered to call him a cab but he refused saying that a cab wouldn't take him to where he wanted to go: South Africa. He'd rather spend a week walking it.

I went back out of the path that I followed in and was walking through suburbia with a bunch of people. We went past a gaudy American style mansion but very custom, very heavy looking, and a bit like they were trying to recreate Mario world, which was revealed to be the Kardashian's UK headquarters. We discussed how they didn't get that brits don't tend to have 50cm high concrete statues block painted in primary colours standing around in a wide concrete paddling pool/stage… it's just not our style, and doesn't really work when there's only one house doing it. In this neighbourhood though we did then find a large house with some of those same statues and an array of little windmills on the front face all neatly lined up. Because the adornments were all blue and the building was clean white it actually looked really nice. One of the people I was with pointed out that it was the architectural principal of abundance and scarcity.
We got to the house that one of our party need to get to as she was going to perform there. She was a pop star. In the lift on the way up we overheard some children who were also a pop act. They were far to young; damn X-Factor.

Some totally separate dream about wheelchair racing but with one of the girls from the previous excursion. Some girl had overturned and was devastated she couldn't compete. The other wheelchairs had mods so that once you were going fast they could flip forward and be more streamlined with the racer head-first.
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Subject:The mice run up the clock
Time:02:35 am
Current Mood:sleepysleepy
Apologies to my thousands of readers for the lack of posts these last couple of months. Here's a highly weird snippet of dream I remember from the last few days to get things rolling again.

I was catching mice that were in the house. I used a clear plastic carriage clock cover exactly like my grandparents used to have. When I caught a mouse, I'd put it in a larger cover which was turned up bucket-wards. We had to put a lid on it to stop the mice jumping out (Charlie didn't realise they could jump).

I had about 8 mice in there, and that was all of them, but there was some delay in dealing with them... maybe it was that I was going to kill them but Charlie wanted to release them, so I ended up walking around with this large up-turned dome crammed with mice.

One of the mice was then very ill. Half the container filled with ... brown. The mouse turned a bit yellow then gently burst, ensuring all the others in the container were infected too. I was understandably disgusted, and tried to convince the people (there were more there now) I was with that we should dispose of them. I think they agreed so we killed then burnt the bodies.

There was some mention by my dad/brother (who had joined us) that the different colours that the mice turned was significant, as though for use in some voodoo healing potion. I remember yellow was an important colour, but not what it represented / bestowed.
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Subject:Sake?
Time:02:15 pm
Current Mood:meh
I got a job in a bar in Tokyo... which was a shame as I thought I was lining myself up for an executive position. The friend/random-guy that got me the job gave the impression that it was a temporary thing that I'd have to get through on the way to getting the executive post.

The uniform included a thin white shirt with some sort of pattern on it. The shirt was too tight as I pulled it on over my head like a t-shirt. I just about managed to get it on but was sure I'd rip it.
On the plus side though, the bar was nice. Top floor of a tower building, very modern, classy customers.
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