Smokey the Bear and Charo? Dude, where DO you come up with this stuff? That’s just awesome!
And you don’t want to remember that?
How do cool bug expect to keep his coolness if he never skied down a pyramid while getting stuff thrown at him?
I guess he actually got into a fistfight
I guess he did not do it together with regular bug, he did it himself, while regular bug rolled down like a rugby ball before and after cool bug threw him to the rainbow brite to stop it.
The reason people usually do that is because keeping a dream journal is supposed to be helpful in obtaining “lucid” dreams, where you are aware that you are dreaming and are able to act within your normal cognitive capacities. Also, when lucid you’re able to exert control over the dream.
Reading This Comic was literally the first thing I did after Jotting down another entry into my Dream Journal something, about flying around my university campus and throwing curry at the various buildings.
Are you sure that was a dream?
I do that all the time.
What bothers me is that psychologists/psychiatrists seem to think that dreams have no real function. I’ve found that the most disturbing part of dreams is that the dreamer takes the most absurd situations VERY seriously. Why don’t dreams mean anything and why aren’t my dreams funny? I’ve never had a dream where I was laughing at some bizarre spectacle.
I once dreamed that someone demonstrating a dance tripped and fell down. The person who was supposed to learn the dance imitated it perfectly, including the tripping and falling down. I laughed so hard I woke myself up, and realized that my subconscious has a fourth-grade sense of humor.
That’d be a great dream! As my nephew would tweet, “Ha”.
I wonder if it says something about me that I hardly ever dream like that. FOr you, you are a third person watching others do something. It seems I am mostly by myself or interacting as myself only briefly with others, never observing. Hmmm…..
Maybe I should take a page (heh) out of other comments and start writing dreams down. Maybe I’d find more third person experiences than I currently recall.
Dreams have a function or rather they indicate a function. Neurology has pretty much explained where dreams come from. They stories your brain generates to try to explain the information it encounters while it does maintenance. You accept the strangest things because different modules of the brain get switched on and off during the night and you need this or that module to tell you something isn’t right.
Brain injuries can cause the same thing in the waking world. An impairment of a specific region of the right upper posterior temporal lobe cause “alien limb syndrome” in which the afflicted person becomes convinced that one of their own limbs belongs to another person and is for some reason just laying in the bed with them. Nothing can change their minds and it even affects neurologist who know what alien limb syndrome is.
Dreams have little meaning save for patterns repeated over a course of time. Since dreams are stories created to explain random input, if your brain creates the same general story over and over again, that indicates a story or model your brain gravitates to.
I especially love the first panel. It reminds me of how people try to be as truthful as possible when describing their dreams, as if they didn’t want to compromise their integrity by lying.
But in all honesty, does it really matter if you fudge the description a bit, especially if you can’t remember exactly what you dreamt about? It’s not like an innocent man will get sent to jail if you get a detail wrong.
I usually write my dreams to remember them because they are just awesome… or hilarious. (Well, sometimes (like this morning) I’m too lazy to do it…)
Like this one dream where I spent all the time with my best friend – we ran around and threw popcorn at dogs. We had to save the world, if I remember correctly… I don’t know, maybe I’ll look it up in my journal later.
Oh, and tonight I saved the world with the Doctor. We’re an incredible team.
The Doctor? Doctor Who?
Look at my Gravatar – you know it to be true!
I had to run and write down one dream – of which the gist was: I had to infiltrate a cult but the weird chemicals in the water gave me a vision, but that p’d off the cult leader so he rammed a huge marble sword through my left shoulder and that gave me superpowers. But the detail in the dream was incredible. That ended up being 4 pages of writing down all the epic detail.
I have VERY realistic dreams sometimes, so much so that I do lose things, and remember conversations that never took place, and the like. It is very frustrating and adds a bit of surrealism to my world. I don’t recommend it.
Smokey the Bear and Charo would be the couple from the last strip, the ones that smell like Arson, she’s (was) fire hot and Smokey does his thing.
Sometimes I dream that I realize I’m dreaming and try to turn into a dragon, but then I burn my lips.
Or I try to fly, but all I can do is bounce.
Sometimes I dream that floating is as easy as walking, but when I wake up I forget–I remember a mention of that kind of dream in a Sandman book.
I rarely remember dreams. When I do, I wake up saying “WTF brain?”
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