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RE: Oneiric

Hidden stuff:

My school is huge and Hogwartsey, but containing a local fancy grocery store from which I shoplift for my lunch, eating alone amongst marble tables until the day before the school play, where I move away from the olives and salads and look at the noodles, the sausages, and then finally.... The vampire hunting paraphernalia.
They have tiny bottles of holy water in packaging something like tabasco sauce, religious articles, aspen stakes, things made of silver, bundles of various types of thorn branches, etc, all in a chest style refrigerator for some reason. I grab the tabasco holy water, and head to the checkout where my grandmother is waiting and pays for it. The dream ends naturally, though I can't remember if there's another part I forgot or if that went to a different dream.

Addendum: I might as well put up the thing I forgot. It seems to fit, anyway.

So my grandma and I are going home. For some reason she's in the car and I'm riding ahead in a tricycle. Then, I stop as a train approaches, an old steam engine. For some reason, the tracks ran parallel to the road. And Harry Belafonte is in the cab of the train, singing.
"Day-o Daaayo"
Then I join in, pulling over the tricycle.
"Daylight comes and me wan' go home"
The music stops right after that, and when I look away from the train with Harry Belafonte, there's a small crowd of people on the nearby hill, cheering for me like I'm a hero or something.
The train comes between us, and Harry Belafonte sings again, but this time when I try to sing along, no matter how hard I try, I can't get in sync even though everybody else was also singing along now and in perfect harmony. Then I "realize" I'm in a movie and that my failure to sing right was supposed to be funny, so I screw up even more, intentionally to play along.
(This post was last modified: 09-29-2016 06:30 PM by DreamRebel.)
09-12-2016 07:49 AM
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Oneiric - DreamRebel - 06-22-2016, 08:38 PM
RE: Oneiric - DreamRebel - 06-24-2016, 12:57 PM
Oneiric - UnicornLionWolf - 06-24-2016, 02:42 PM
RE: Oneiric - James Comey - 08-19-2016, 05:48 PM
RE: Oneiric - DreamRebel - 08-16-2016, 05:54 PM
RE: Oneiric - DreamRebel - 08-19-2016, 04:43 PM
Oneiric - DreamRebel - 08-19-2016, 06:40 PM
Oneiric - James Comey - 08-21-2016, 05:30 PM
Oneiric - DreamRebel - 08-22-2016, 03:56 PM
RE: Oneiric - DreamRebel - 09-12-2016 07:49 AM
RE: Oneiric - DreamRebel - 09-30-2016, 03:52 PM
RE: Oneiric - DreamRebel - 04-15-2017, 08:11 AM
Oneiric - James Comey - 04-15-2017, 09:18 AM
Oneiric - DreamRebel - 04-16-2017, 03:59 AM
Oneiric - James Comey - 04-16-2017, 05:02 AM
Oneiric - DreamRebel - 04-17-2017, 01:46 AM
Oneiric - James Comey - 04-17-2017, 02:31 AM
Oneiric - DreamRebel - 04-17-2017, 07:28 AM

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