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6 flags over Mayhem [Jul. 17th, 2003|01:35 pm]
Just me.
I don't usually remember my dreams, but I had TWO memorable nightmares in one sleep session the other night:

1) Me and a bunch of people I didn't know were being held hostage in some building on the grounds of an amusement park. I didn't dream the part about why we were in the building in the first place, or what the hostage taker's agenda was. The hostage taker was a rather dumb swarthy action-movie-villian type. One of the women faked terrible menstrual cramps, and the hostage taker, clearly not able to deal with the Mysteries of Womanhood, let her go. Naturally, all the other women in the group also claimed to be menstruating in sync with her and also cramping terribly, and were also let go by the hostage taker, leaving only the men.

I gained my freedom with this ruse as well, and as soon as I was on the right side of the SWAT team line, I ceased to think about the other (male) hostages, as they weren't anyone I knew and it seemed the situation would be resolved soon anyway. So rather than fleeing the park, I decided to ride a rollar coaster.

2) I'm boarding the rollar coaster with Ivan, who has materialized from somewhere, not having been part of the hostage drama. I feel odd riding the coaster after the hostage thing, but I really like roller coasters. Our coaster car lacks harnesses/belts/that bar that goes over your shoulders, which makes me suspicious, but I don't say anything to Ivan or the ride operator. As we go upside down in the first loop, I feel myself falling out of the coaster car. Luckily, I either wake up or "change the channel" before I can hit the ground.

I woke up shaken, and after Ivan comforted me, I asked him (I believe without telling him the reason I was asking) if he liked roller coasters. He said "Not particularly", so I guess I don't have to worry that I was having an eerie premonition of our carnival death.

[User Picture]From: the_autoclave
2003-07-17 08:13 pm (UTC)

On the non-imminence of roller-coaster rides

you've never done anything you don't like because someone you love does like it?

sorry, i'm not making light of yr nightmares. they are horrible, horrible things - and distinctly in a different category from regular ol' "bad dreams". hey, at least yours had recognisably scary elements. most people's nightmares sound very unscary, and there's not really much externally observable reason for why the, uh, victim came to sitting bolt uptight and in a lather of shivery sweats.

good ivan. he comforted you. he has that part down, clearly. that's a big part. it matters.

PS i am addicted to space mountain. i dream about it (in a good way) after going on it.

PPS excellent title for this entry, incidentally.
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