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dream people are real

you could have met the person you saw in or dream or just saw them in a crowd your subconcious remembers them
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dream people are real

Yeah. The mind cannot create faces, so it uses the ones it remembers. Pretty interesting. Could make a good premise for a story...

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it already has scott pilgram vs the world
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It's amazing how many faces your mind can re-create, especially with the amount of faces you get exposed to today with TV and stuff.

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XD jlo here i come
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dream people are real

Reminds me of a part of Keane's "Again and Again": "Was it just a dream, just a dream, cause it was real to me".

This would make a good premise for a story, and all the details your mind can re-create in dreams is actually quite astonishing (though more so in some people than others).

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RE: dream people are real

Wow what an interesting and well thought out post you've crafted, darkmind15.

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Or... maybe your dreams are the only true reality, and what you experience when you're awake is all in your imagination. Nutter

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dream people are real

They guided my subconscious while I was comatose. They stimulated my imagination, strengthened my emotions, and rekindled my willpower.

They begged me not to wake, lest they die and become forgotten.

As their world blurred and faded, I could only say, "I'm sorry".

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RE: dream people are real

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Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
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Sometimes when I have lucid dreams, a character does something that I don't control and it freaks me out! Maybe I'm doing astral projection.
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RE: dream people are real

(03-05-2014 08:03 AM)DoA Wrote:  They guided my subconscious while I was comatose. They stimulated my imagination, strengthened my emotions, and rekindled my willpower.

They begged me not to wake, lest they die and become forgotten.

As their world blurred and faded, I could only say, "I'm sorry".

I'm sure my worlders would rather not have me around...they tend to die more when I'm around.
(not my fault my dreams involve invasions, war and chaos. It just happens)

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