Sunday, September 14, 2008

Hobo club?

Erin and I decided to visit Ballard. We get on a bus, and somehow we drive to Pittsburgh in 2 hours. We pass the Golden Gate Bridge on the way, which is on fire, and we also go through the tan and white city that is in a lot of my dreams. We finally reach the campus. Carnegie Melon's campus looks a lot like ours, except everything is HUGE, and all of the buildings are made of white marble, glass and metal. The gates we have to go through are about as tall as my dorm building. Right in front of us as we head through the gates is the sculpture that everyone hates, "Walking to the sky", except instead of just a pole it's twisted around like a roller coaster. Some of the mannequins have fallen over, and are hanging on by just a foot.
After a brief tour of campus, Ballard tells us about his latest plan to join CMU's hobo club. In order to qualify, he has to dress up like a hobo and convince some family to let him sleep in their house. His hobo name uses the KOL formula, he is Captain Ballard "Blinky" Stevenson, the Third. The family he chooses turn him away, his disguise is just too creepy, but Hobo Ballard wants to get into this club, so he decides to sneak in.
This part of the dream is very odd. It's sort of like a video game. We're all about three inches tall. We have to go through tunnels, and climb on platforms, and kill things by hitting them on the head with an umbrella. At one point we ride a boat, which then is catapulted into the sky, and we fly over their backyard and into another tunnel in another house.
Eventually we're caught and kicked out of the house, but Ballard uses "his father's influence" to get into the club anyway. We call Mr. Ballard, who is drinking with my father so they put us on speakerphone. Dad's far more interested in why I'm in Pittsburgh and how I got there. I tell him we took a bus, and he's like "How long did that take? When did you leave?" I answer him "Two hours." and he is all "WTF? You drove to Pittsburgh from Mary Wash?"
Then, anticlimactically, I wake up.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

So want to visit the Jungfraujoch again.

I'm completely missing the front of this dream...but here's what I have.
I'm leading a group of kids up a mountain, alternating between on foot and in a wagon. We're carrying an important MacGuffin with us, but I can't remember what it was. There's some guy my age helping me, we're guarding the object and the kids at the same time. We reach the top, I've joined up with a few of my friends, and we find a shower station and stop there. After a quick shower, I walk over to meet Meredith by this little gazebo thing, where there's a plaque declaring that we've reached the top of the Jungfraujoch, the highest point in Europe. Of course this makes no sense, because the top of the Jungfraujoch is covered with ice and the area where we were was wooded. But I was all excited, because we'd hiked to the top of the Jungfraujoch, I mean how exciting is that.
We go back down to the nearest town, and I'm told we're somewhere near the black forest. The kids are buying souvenirs, I see that one girl has bought the same doll that I bought when I went on a field trip with my third-grade class to a little town somewhere in Germany. I go into a house and find Mel and Colleen. I'm like "Guys we should totally go climb the mountain again!" but they're too lazy. I go into the next room and find my sister and 12 of her friends, and they're more excited to get to the top, but instead of climbing they want to take cars. I go into the room where I was before and ask if anyone has a car. Mel and Colleen have been joined by a few of my college friends. Everyone says no. Adrienne suggests we steal a car, Colleen says her mother could drive us. We eventually decide to hike instead of driving up the mountain.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Girl Genius is my favorite comic

I begin all of these with "so", don't I?
Anyway, it begins with another moving-in dream. A bunch of us are waiting outside in a hallway, a sort of waiting room place, in a bunch of black plastic seats. Erin, Adrienne, Ann, Meredith, and Alice are there. Ann, my roommate from last semester, enters our room. It's at that point about the size of our 2-person quad, but there's construction being done on the side of the room where the bathroom is. They're knocking down the existing wall, and moving it inwards, so our room is the size of a double. Also they're installing a sea-foam green carpet.
We exit the room, the waiting space is a lot darker. It's outside, in a stereotypical dark forest with twisting roots and moonlight and a creepy black hill. Two people have joined us, Two-Face from the Dark Knight movie, and Agatha Heterodyne from Girl Genius. Two-Face is, um, perfecting his creepy look by picking skin off the normal side of his face. Adrienne is talking at him about how annoyingly brief his backstory was, and how he barely had any badass moments as a villain. Ann and Erin continue to move things into the room.
Suddenly the bridgemonsters/revenants from one of the Girl Genius arcs are coming at us out of the woods. Everyone stops doing what they're doing, most people stand up in shock and get ready to run. We're suddenly split up, some of us go around one corner and the others go off in another direction. I'm still a character in this dream, but for this one split-up section I gain a bit of omnipotence. Each group ends up at the dead end of a stone hallway. We've entered a labyrinth. I have Agatha Heterodyne in my group, which also has Erin and Meredith in it. I yell at Agatha to fix up her big gun into a bomb, like she did in that arc. She yells at me about not having the tools for that. She needs at least a piece of wire. I grab a bobby pin from Erin and pass it over to her, and she begins fiddling. I'm thinking in my head Master Payne's lines about the Baron cleaning up the town, could you kill men women and children, etc.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the waiting area, Two-Face is with Ann and Alice and Adrienne. He's yelling about how they'll never get out of this and clawing at the stone wall trying to climb over it. The other two are shooting the bridgemonsters with nerf guns, barely holding them at bay. Who should come striding out of the forest but Gilgamesh Wulfenbach, Agatha's love interest. He has his lightening machine. He of course goes over to Agatha's side, and zaps the monsters. She finishes her bomb and hurls is across the walls and the open space to where the other group is struggling. The bomb and the lightening machine scare all of the bridgemonsters back into the forest.
Both groups come back to the middle area. It's eerily quiet. The chairs are all broken. There's no sign of the door to our smaller and now green room. Two-Face drops to the ground and sits there cross-legged, moping. I'm watching Agatha and Gil, curious to see how she'd react, since there's a lot of tension going on between them in the actual comic right now. I'm somewhat surprised when she hugs him and starts exclaiming about how amazing that was. They then start nerding out about the lightening generator. They're both totally adorable.

If anyone actually reads this, I order you to go read Girl Genius if you don't already. ;) My real question is, this whole dream was basically all Girl Genius, what was Two-Face doing there?! XD There was hardly any batman at all!