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05:40 am: Music soothes the savage dream
I don't understand why it's so difficult for me to fall asleep without music. Unless I'm completely exhausted I need music playing in the background or else I'll wake up again, often with an unpleasant dream. This morning is a perfect example. I went to bed shortly after finishing my previous entry & played Castlevania: Symphony of the Night on my PSOne with mini-screen in bed for about ten minutes until my character died & I turned it off. I seemed to drift off easily enough but within an hour I was dreaming: I was going through my nightly routine of turning off lights & closing doors before retiring. I noticed that the front door was still open even tho' I distinctly remembered closing & locking it for real before going to bed the first time. So I closed the door & saw that it wouldn't latch. Being lazy, I merely leaned up against it rather than pushing it closed like a normal person. I feel slight resistance & suddenly sense something or someone outside. I dig into the carpet with my feet & jam my shoulder up against the door with all might to get it closed enough for me to shoot the deadbolt but some terrific force shoves both the door & me into the living room as it opens all the way. Knowing that I must still be dreaming I struggle to wake. I do, & I lie in bed panicked for a moment & get a brief glimpse of my darkened bedroom before I feel myself drifting back to sleep. Startled, I bite my lip to make sure I stay awake. . . & wake up for real.

Most of these dreams are like this. I'm not asleep long enough to get a real nightmare & my sense of panic or fear within the dream is enough to wake me right away, leaving me startled & insecure. This doesn't happen every time, but often enough for me to turn some music on if I know I'm not likely to pass out the minute I get horizontal. The only other cure for this is sleeping in a lover's arms. But as this happens about once every five years I keep my iPod & portable speakers atop my dresser.

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Current Mood can't sleep... clowns will eat me...

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From:renny1780
Date:October 4th, 2005 07:25 am (UTC)
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Yeah, sleeping alone isn't the most fun I've had as of late. I've been known to have horrible dreams of people screaming at me (people I know) about things I really have no control over anymore and the "falling" dream where I'm pushed into some large body of water and I don't rise back to the top, I just keep falling and falling. Weird.


I don't remember what I dreamt about last night...must have been okay though since I didn't wake up until a little while ago (9am). I slept through phone calls again though...that bites. Hrm.
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From:laviorli
Date:October 4th, 2005 05:53 pm (UTC)
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Jim I know this is off topic but could you send me (or post) a link to that Dinosaur Comic you know the one *grins*
From:renny1780
Date:October 4th, 2005 06:40 pm (UTC)
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Curiousity...satisfied!
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From:evil_jim
Date:October 4th, 2005 08:49 pm (UTC)

I'm curious. Curious if you're SATISFIED!

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If you can't remember the main URL, qwantz.com, just type in dinosaurcomics.com to go to the main page for Dinosaur Comics. You can even check out the journal and add it to your friends page so you never miss a new comic ever for the rest of your life!

But I suspect you're just looking for this one. Enjoy.
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From:laviorli
Date:October 5th, 2005 06:51 pm (UTC)

Re: I'm curious. Curious if you're SATISFIED!

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thanks Jim! :)
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From:sacredspud
Date:October 5th, 2005 08:59 pm (UTC)

More unrelated stuff:

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Jason Thomson is on the ball! The comics I ordered arrived today, along with a hand-written reply to my query as to when the Dream-Quest graphic novel was coming out. I knew it wouldn't be out anytime soon, but I figured that another voice piping up couldn't hurt.

Anyway, the comics range in quality from definitely hand-Xeroxed to Dream-Quest-quality publications. He apologized for their condition (some of them are old ones he's had kicking around his home for some time, apparently), and they received a little wear in transit, but they're here and they're yours (along with all that stuff you claimed when I was moving which I still haven't given to you).
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From:evil_jim
Date:October 6th, 2005 02:23 am (UTC)

Re: More unrelated stuff:

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That's great. I've been meaning to look into his other stuff for quite some time but haven't actually made effort to do so.

You may be interested to learn that last night I ordered us each a copy of the super-deluxe big-deal-whoopie version of Jeff Wayne's Musical version of The War of the Worlds. Should be here within a week or so. I wish I could say the same for the WoSaT soundtrack but at least we know Mr. Massari is working on it.

While shopping around for the best price on the album I came across this at Amazon.com. Don't see it? Just keep looking.

I've been listening to your monthly MP3s for the past couple days. They make a good mix and I would have burned them all to a CDR already if I had any. Keep up the good work.

Current Music: Answer ~ Colin Gagnon
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