(But you knew that already)
So one of the benefits of having a snow day was getting to sleep in, which meant I actually remembered my dream.
Most of my dream was Dollhouse related (For those few people who read this who have not watched the TV series, the rest of this won't make much sense, but if you have - any of it at all, this will. No spoilers in my dream, but no guarantees on the comments.)
So it was something about the Dollhouse taking over the city, or the world. In my dream, I think, instead of reprogramming people's brains with other personalities, they were just sort of brainwashing people, leaving them in one particular altered state. Anyway, I hadn't been caught yet, and somehow found my way inside the Dollhouse via an elevator. (it looked nothing like the one on the show. It was just normal rooms in a normal building, but maybe without windows.) . And there were all these people (dolls, presumably) eating dinner. Only not all of them were actually dolls. Some of them were protecting themselves by pretending to be dolls so they wouldn't actually get turned into dolls. I tried to do the same, I guess, to fit in and not get caught by Adele, who was the one in charge. And I saw all these people I knew, including shirei_shibolim
, and possibly terriqat
. The former got a sad look in his eyes or something, like he was disappointed to see I was there, that I'd been caught. I raised an eyebrow at him as a question, and he raised one back in answer, and maybe offered me a slight nod. And then, both of us knew that the other was just pretending. And I found a secret room that the others were using, and at some point, i made it back out into the city, to a park, where my friends were (one of them was either Echo or Eliza Dushku - not really sure whether she was her character or herself), and I hugged them, said to them, "I'm a doll," and they got all upset, but then, I added, "Well, not really," and they were all relieved. Then, I had to rush back before someone noticed I was missing.
Also, in a completely unrelated scene (I think before all the Dollhouse stuff), I got these boots that went to my knees that were black, but had red leather going down one side, with black lacing over it, and tall, thin heels. They looked really cool. In the last scene of the dream, I was also wearing tall boots as I was running back to the Dollhouse, but those were black suede. And it was snowing. So that wasn't the wisest of shoe choices.
Anyway, it was a strange enough dream that I enjoyed recalling it when I woke up. Too bad it took place in an odd representation of someone else's created universe. Makes it much less useful to me in terms of story fodder. (Though, then again, the novel I am currently revising has its roots in a dream that involved characters from Heroes, so who knows...)
Also, I am impressed by my subconscious's ability to present to me, if not an actual plot, a string of events that made some vague sort of sense for the most part in terms of how one followed the other. More of an exploration of a world/location than a story, I guess.