Monday, February 22, 2010

Fairly certain digital storytelling is one class I'm not failing.

I was taking my German test, but instead of Herr Rotter, Dr. Naylor was there. And it was the middle of the night. And it wasn't in Combs, it was in the painting studio, and we had easels instead of desks. I looked at the page and realized I'd left my dictionary back at the dorm, and I was screwed without it. Naylor had left the room, so I sneaked out, hoping to grab my dictionary and get back in time to finish the test. But of course my dictionary was across campus in Bushnell, so I had to rush. But on the way back I ran into Reece, and of course this trumps the silly German test (it doesn't, btw) and I go to the Nest with him because we're out of money. Then who should show up but Jim Groom, to tell me that I'm now failing digital storytelling, and shouldn't I get back to my German exam lest I screw up entirely this semester?

Then, I was in a train station with Reece, and there was some crazy guy messing with machinery that was going to kill us all, and his wife was trying to stop him. And I got to introduce Reece to Andrew and Mel and Colleen at one point after that.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

So I was at the Renfest with the other playgrounders, and Anuan shows up, and I'm all happy to meet him. Then we're at dinner with my parents and sister and they're like "Why do you keep bringing home boys from the internet?" and I'm like "What, Anuan's my friend, is there a problem?" Then Reece shows up a little late to the dinner party and we leave and go on a proper date. We end up in some place in "Germany", nowhere I've ever heard of. There's this festival going on, and I meet a bunch of potential employers, and we see a magic show. And then we spend the night, and the next morning it's snowed. There's a big metal sculpture/fountain outside, and all of the water has frozen, and it's very pretty.

Friday, February 19, 2010

A beach store in Arlington TX.

Ok, we were hanging out in Ashland with those guys, and my mother and I were sent to go fetch food from a restaurant. We'd decided on chicken wings. We had no car, so we took a taxi, driven by this guy who didn't speak any English at all. He had his teenage son with him in the front seat. We pointed at a map to get where we wanted to go. The place where we ended up didn't look like a restaurant at all, it looked like a fancy clothing store, like one of the ones in downtown F-burg. My mother and I sat down in these white wicker chairs next to the "wait to be seated" sign. Mom got a phone call, and her phone went off really loudly and obnoxiously, which was my fault for some reason. I sat down in her chair and started texting Reece. Mom got off the phone with my father, who'd told her they didn't want the food anymore. She was still angry at me, and yelled at me for texting Reece and stealing her chair. She stormed out of the restaurant and left in her car, which she had now. A waiter came by and handed me this bag of frozen chicken wings.
I went out to find our foreign arab taxi driver and son waiting for me. I told them to drive me to Texas to see Reece.
They dropped me off at the very edge of Arlington. I'm not sure where Arlington starts exactly, but I know it's a big and unruly place with lots of highways. I was dropped where a long highway began, with the stores and restaurants on the side, it looked like good ol' East Division Street. I started walking.
I met Reece outside a store that seemed to be beach-themed. It was a cross between a beach souvenir store and a Bed Bath & Beyond. It was really more like a holiday store, actually, because there were a bunch of Christmas decorations up front. I wanted to buy some new pajamas, so I went in. Reece abandoned me, not wanting to go clothes shopping, and I was sad. I started looking at guy clothes anyway, thinking about what would look good on Reece.
I tried to walk to Reece's house after browsing this store, but I got lost, wound up going in circles. I passed the stadium, and then ended up right next to the same store. I went in again, expecting it to have changed. Surprise surprise, it had not changed.
Then, through some transition I don't remember, I was watching a youtube video featuring a woman eating a baby, trying to top a video in which they microwaved kittens. It was awful.
THEN the dream went back to that same store, and looking for Reece, but my alarm went off and I woke up.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Once again, I remember disappointingly little.

Reece and Meredith and Matt were kidnapped by an evil fire spirit. Erin and I had to save them. We asked one of Erin's academic adviser for help and were told we had to talk to my academic adviser. But Herr Rotter was allied with the air spirits, who were on the side of the fire spirits and wouldn't help us.
Then we went to the nest and bought scones, and I wanted tea but they were out.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Dollhouse and Tintin.

I was with my mother and Erin in a strange country, some random middle-eastern-esque country out of a Tintin comic. So much that I took out such a comic when we stopped for lunch and started picking out characters to play the plot. Some guys approached me and told me they needed our help with the resistance. Erin and I followed them to a room with a bunch of seemingly random objects in them, except they all had this sort of aura about them that said "evil". These guys were stealing these items from an evil corporation of some sort. There was a chair that looked like The Chair from Dollhouse, but after saying as much I was assured it was just a normal dentist chair and I should put such thoughts out of my mind.
I was given a list of instructions and told to steal something, a wheel, from these big bad evil guys. This involved following them to a movie theater. I did, I watched a film that I don't remember. It was really bad. Then I wandered the corridors of this theater before exiting to see what kind of movies were about and to try to theater hop. I didn't recognize any of the titles playing. Then I ran into the evil guys, who looked just like the bad guys from the Tintin comic. They looked at me for a while like they suspected something. I said hi sort of nervously and went passed them. As I did, I felt and saw the evil aura of the wheel in one of the guys' pockets. I stealthily grabbed it without anyone noticing.
I took it back to the room filled with objects. I don't remember the people on my side's names, but one was this old businessman, another looked like the German language coordinator, short and bespectacled with a hint of an accent, but she wasn't, and a few of the middle-eastern guys who had picked me up from before. And of course Erin and my mother. The businessman pushed me into the chair, and I was right about it being a Dollhouse-style chair because when I got out I had all of this knowledge that I wished I'd had before. I accused the guy of being evil anyway, because the Dollhouse is evil, and he burst into a sad/bad guy song. Then he left the room, which was attached to a hotel/mall/theater thing, and jumped off the second floor balcony. I was like "Whatthehell." Suddenly the bespectacled woman shouted at me that I had to run or I'd be caught. Everyone in the room disappeared. I climbed out the window and ran through the streets. I was caught by the bad guys though. I fought them off using recently-acquired combat skills, but eventually I was subdued. They forced me to take them back to the room. As they packed up some of their stolen junk I noticed the woman and a few of the guys hiding behind a door. I didn't say anything.
There was more to this dream, I escaped a few times and angered the bad guys more, but I only remember the end.
I was in hiding for the third time after running across the country from these guys. We're sitting at this rather sketchy bus stop/train station. Mom and Erin were there, also on the run, but I'd done more against these guys than they did, so I was in even more trouble. When a train pulled up that would take me out of the country, I pulled out a ticket and offered it to one of them but they declined. I got on and the train left. It had to go through the city, so I ducked my head down, and when I lifted it again the buildings outside looked like those in Old Town Ellicott City. Then my alarm went off.