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Hansgrohe's Dream Log
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RE: Hansgrohe's Dream Log

Yeah, that's strange, and it sounds like plot material. Intense.

That last part reminds me of a scene in Breaking Bad... have you seen that?

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Yeah, I've seen a few episodes of Breaking Bad. Actually, I intend on watching it if I can later. I never followed it regularly.

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I watched all the episodes (up til then) last summer within something like a week. I don't watch much TV for the most part, but once in a while I get sucked into those long-arc series. The Wire was another one I watched all of. Interestingly, both of those focus on crime/drugs, but briefly hit on education in the process.

Anyway, I don't want to spoil the Breaking Bad scene I have in mind, but here's a short summary if you want to read it.

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Basically, one character captures another character and has them tied up, like a hostage. They're both hostile to each other by that point, so it's a standstill regarding what will happen.

It turns out that they knew each other from past "everyday life" interactions from years back. Just like in your dream, that adds an unexpected and emotionally complicated dimension to the scenario.

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Night of 3/30/14
Haven't updated this in a while.

I had a dream that was unlike any other, and was much more like a nightmarish delusion: I dreamed about death.

I remember just seeing all these skeletons or semi-zombies in military uniforms from the Napoleonic era to modern day. They were all walking towards me, in a room of red background, and it was just me, though I don't remember them attacking me. A documentary voice could be heard in the background, implying this was some kind of documentary, but it didn't feel like it. It was really strange.

I don't think I dreamed about my actual death but rather a figurative death. A death of being defamed, some kind of libel, or something like that, which later begins a deep depression and a struggle to transform. That's my interpretation, at least.

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