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vivian:
dream #1
at some dormitory or something. i have to kill someone. come poking around this corner with my giant semi-automatic rifle (actually i think in the dream it was explicitly thought that it was automatic) and leave it out, waiting to shoot the person i’m going to shoot as soon as he comes out. i use a tactic i used to use in paintballing, which is to just wait still rather than ducking in and out; to wait for the person to come out first and then just react because i’ve been watching him the whole time. i think to shoot at his toes first, and that that will catch him off guard, and he will then expose himself for me to shoot him more. it doesn’t exactly go down like that, but i do hold the finger trigger down and spray him, all over, and lots of times in the face. but he just seems like he won’t die! later i approach him and shoot him many times in the face again, close to him, and it is still basically uneffective. he seems to be coming towards me like a zombie a few times, and it’s scary. eventually he pulls out some sort of surgical pin and seriously sticks it in his face and i just think that he is super fucked. he’s lying on the ground as he does this, and i’m trapped in this cubicle-type dormitory thing with him (there’s really nothing even in this cubicle; that’s just the sense that i get… that he lives here). there’s another dormitory cubicle next doorand there’s a girl in her bunk bed there or something. i climb up to it with her and the dude who i was trying to kill pops over again, and he starts climbing up her bunk bed, and eventually grabs onto my gun which i had pointed downwards at him. i ask the girl if she can hold on to me because i feel like i might fall off the bed because i’m sitting in the section with no guardrail. she refuses although very politely, like she was frightened, and eventually he climbs up to my hands or something, and i’m worried that i’m going to be pulled down with him. somehow down below there is now an opening… there’s a walkway, the hallway where i had formerly been pointing the gun at him, but there is also this opening like when you’re on the top floor of a mall and are poking out over the railings. as he is grasping onto my hands, i eventually shake him off, and he tumbles really, really far down below, like at least three huge levels (although each level is probably more than one story; i only say levels because it seems there are only three boundary-rail-type-partition sections). i’m like, shit. i get the sense that the guy who i’ve just killed is troy (1). i go downstairs and now it seems like tin-win and karen are with me. we’re entering the elevator and i’m worried that, in my footsteps, it seems like i am walking with too much bounce, and that there are cameras catching this the whole time, and that if they see me so happy going down to check if this guy, who i obviously know, is dead, then i won’t be able to get away with it as an excuse. but we downstairs and we turn to the right and there’s a hotel bar, with lots of deep reds and browns, with carpet,and he’supposed to be there, but instead there’s someone mopping the floor or something. i duck to the left, where it is white and tile floor, and there is a traffic cone, really faded, and there is also a lady cleaning up there. no sign of the dead guy, at all. i worry that it was obviously an accident but at the same time he must have had all these weird gun marks and poking himself with pin marks… and then i get the sense that the guy is not really troy (1), but that he’s lenny, and i soon find myself either text-messaging with or calling posa and linh to try and tell them this… we exchange some messages… they seem friendly, especially considering the circumstances. maybe there is confusion. also, i am at one point using my old nokia phone (my favorite phone) which is fully battery-charged in this dream. in real life, though, it doesn’t actually work without it being plugged in all the time…

Gun
To see a gun in your dream represents aggression, anger, and potential danger. You could be on the defensive about something. Or you may be dealing with issues of passiveness/aggressiveness and authority/dependence. Alternatively, a gun is a symbol of power and pride. To dream that someone is shooting you with a gun suggests that you are experiencing some confrontation in your waking life. You feel victimized in a situation or that you are being targeted.

Attack
To dream that you attack someone represents pent-up frustration and anger. You feel that you have been wronged. Your dream serves as an easy and safe way to express your anger.

Stab
To dream that you have been stabbed signifies your struggle with power. You are experiencing feelings of inadequacy and defensiveness. Alternatively, the dream suggests that you are feeling betrayed as reflected by the popular phrase, “being stabbed in the back”.
To dream that you stab someone indicates your fear of betrayal and your untrusting nature. You are being overly defensive.

Dormitory
To dream that you are in a dormitory represents the value you place on knowledge and education. You believe that you are constantly learning, even when you are in the classroom. If you are currently a college student who live in a dormitory, then this symbol may just be a reflection of your current surroundings and hold similar meaning as a house.

Bunk Beds
To see bunk beds in your dream represent childhood and innocence. Alternatively, it may refer to diverging and conflicting views of sexuality. You may have difficulties expressing your needs and desires.

Fall
To dream that you fall and are not frightened signifies that you will overcome your adversities with ease.
To dream that you fall and are frightened indicates a lack of control, insecurity, and/or lack of support in your waking life. You may be experiencing some major struggle and/or overwhelming problem. It may also imply that you have failed to achieve a goal that you have set forth for yourself.
To dream that you are free-falling through water indicates that you are feeling overwhelmed with emotions. You may feel that it is easier to give up, then to try to stay afloat or prevent yourself from going under.

Elevator
Descending in an elevator suggests that you are being grounded or coming back down to reality. It also signifies setbacks and misfortunes. In general, the up and down action of the elevator represents the ups and downs of your life. It also symbolizes emotions and thoughts that are emerging out of and submerging into your subconscious. Alternatively, the dream may have sexual connotations.

Camera
To see or dream that you are on a hidden camera indicates that you feel that you are being scrutinized. All eyes are on you.

Hotel
To see a hotel in your dream signifies a new state of mind or a shift in personal identity. You are undergoing some sort of transition and need to move away from your old habits and old way of thinking. You need to temporarily escape from your daily life.�Alternatively, the dream may imply a loss in your personal identity.

Carpet
To see a carpet in your dream represents your way of protecting yourself from life’s harsh realities. Alternatively, a carpet symbolizes luxury, comfort or richness. Consider the condition and designs of the carpet and how it parallels the foundation that you have laid for yourself in life. Perhaps the dream is telling you that you are refusing to confront some issue and instead are sweeping it under the carpet?

Burgundy
To see the color burgundy in your dream symbolizes wealth, success, and prosperity. It is indicative of your potential power.

Bar
To dream that you are at a public bar signifies your desire to escape from the stresses of your daily life and retreat into a light-hearted environment where pleasure abounds. Alternatively, you are seeking acceptance in some aspect of your daily life. The dream may also be a pun on being “barred” from some place or something. You are feeling excluded or held back by circumstances beyond your control.

Janitor
To see or dream that you are a janitor suggests that you need to work on cleaning up an aspect of your life.

White
White represents purity, perfection, peace, innocence, dignity, cleanliness, awareness, and new beginnings. You may be experiencing a reawakening or have a fresh outlook on life.�Alternatively, white refers to a clean, blank slate. Or it may refer to a cover-up. In Eastern cultures, white is associated with death and mourning.

Tile
To see tiles in your dreams indicate that you are too rigid in your thinking. Alternatively, it suggests that your life is monotonous or repetitive. You need some excitement.

Traffic Cone
To see traffic cones in your dream suggest that you need to slow down. You may be experiencing some delays or setbacks toward your goals. Perhaps the dream is telling you that you need to take a different approach.

Tile
To see tiles in your dreams indicate that you are too rigid in your thinking. Alternatively, it suggests that your life is monotonous or repetitive. You need some excitement.

Killing
To dream that you kill someone indicates that you are on the verge of losing your temper and self-control. Consider the person you have killed and ask yourself if you feel any rage towards him or her in your waking life. Your dream may be expressing some hidden anger. Alternatively, you may be trying to kill an aspect of yourself that is represented by the person killed. Identify the characteristics of this person and ask yourself which of these qualities you are trying to put an end to.

Cell Phone
To see or use a cell phone in your dream indicates that you are being receptive to new information. It also represents your mobility. Alternatively, the dream signifies lack of understanding. Perhaps you are having difficulties getting through to someone.

Battery
To see a battery in your dream symbolizes life energy and vitality. If the battery is dead, then it suggests that you are emotionally exhausted or feeling low.

dream #2
i think this is a different dream, though it might have been a contuination of the last. i’m walking across a street in a really busy city and a really busy intersection (i’m talking new york busy, in a really busy part of town) and i pass a stocky man who has some other guy following behind him. as i pass the stocky man, he has a slight jump in his step and i feel like that jump means that he knows me somehow… but i pass by, and later on, i’m approarched by who i assume is the skinnier, butler-esque man (though not exactly) who was following him… i don’t actually see this man approaching, but he comes behind me and gives me an envelope. i recognize this envelope as something sherry (?) has supposedly told me about before; it’s a one-of-a-knid very unique invitation, to some kind of dining experience, and you have to apparently go to a storefront to redeem it and say whether or not you’ll be going. i soon find myself at the storefront, which is extremely white in decor and kinda high-nd minimal. the envelope i had gotten was a dark shade of blue-purple with white text. i enter, approach a table to the left which is right next to a wall. i don’t know what’s on the table or why i’m even standing there, but it’s at that point that i realize there’s another step of the process; i actually have to complete a brief phone interview before i can accept the dinner. of course, i know that i am not interested in the dude for he is much too stocky — but i decide i want to do it anyway, and that i will just asnwer the interview and tell him i have a boyfriend and have him choose if he wants to waste a dinner on someone who can’t be in a relationship with him. i head over to the opposite far corner from where i am (diagonal), and start to use the computer… there’s a female worker there that i do recall looking fancy and wearing white, like a flight attendant, but i don’t remember anything she says to me or does. we do interact briefly.

Street
To see a street in your dream symbolizes your life’s path. The condition of the street reflects how much control you have over the direction of your life. Consider also the name on the street as it may offer some significance or advice to the meaning of the dream.

Crowd
To dream that you are in or part of a crowd suggests that you need some space for yourself. You need solitude to reflect on a situation and recharge your energy. Consider also the familiar phrase of “going along with the crowd” which implies conformity and lack of individuality. Perhaps you feel that your own opinion doesn’t count or matter. Alternatively, dreaming of a crowd means that you need to incorporate the various aspects of the crowd into your own persona. To see a happy, orderly crowd in your dream indicates that you have a strong social support system.

(the crowd is mostly just kind of stern and business-like, and wearing drab colors…)

Surprise
To dream that you are pleasantly surprised indicates that you are opened in acknowledging and confronting your unconscious feelings.

Envelope
To see an envelope in your dream signifies anticipation or opportunity. If you are opening an envelope, then it represents a message that you or someone is trying to convey to you. Alternatively, the dream means that you are “pushing the envelope.” You are testing the limits or boundaries.

Blue
Blue represents truth, wisdom, heaven, eternity, devotion, tranquility, loyalty and openness. Perhaps you are expressing a desire to get away. The presence of this color in your dream, may symbolize your spiritual guide and your optimism of the future. You have clarity of mind. Alternatively, the color blue may also be a metaphor for “being blue” and feeling sad.

Purple
Purple is indicative of devotion, healing abilities, loving, kindness, and compassion. It is also the color of royalty, high rank, justice, wealth and dignity.

Invitation
To see or respond to an invitation in your dream suggests that you need to join or incorporate certain characteristics into yourself

Restaurant
To�dream that you are in a restaurant suggests that you are feeling overwhelmed by decisions and choices that you need to make in your life. Alternatively, it indicates that you are seeking for emotional nourishment outside of your social support system.

Store
To see or be in a grocery or convenience store in your dream suggests that you are emotionally and mentally strained. Alternatively, you may be brainstorming for new ideas or looking for the various choices out there for you. Alternatively, the dream may be a pun on what is in “store” for you. And thus it could signify the inevitable.

Interview
To dream that you are at an interview denotes your anxiety over being judged by others. You may be experiencing some dissatisfaction with some aspect of yourself.

dream #3
i am at some sort of curiosities museum. when i first enter, there are glass jars of something quite disgusting. i feel like they are teeth but that’s not right. they are reddish-pinkish in color. fuck, i wish i remember what they were. i’m with someone else. go into other room, and it opens up into a gallery… more bizarre stuff… don’t remember. 😦

Museum
To�see a museum in your dream indicates that your non-traditional path to success will make you stand out from the rest. Sometimes you need to take a risk. Alternatively, the museum represents your own personal history. You can learn a lot from your past and your heritage. Consider what you have gained from these experiences and apply them to your current circumstances. To dream that you are in a museum,�represents the things you value in life.�Objects in the museum symbolizes memories and talents.

Jar
To see a jar in your dream symbolizes the feminine womb. You are seeking protection. The dream may also be a pun on feeling “jarred” or shaken up by something or someone.

Flesh
To notice your flesh in your dream represents a heightened sense of feeling and vitality. It symbolizes your sexual urges and physical desires. To dream of flesh being eaten suggests that you are under tremendous stress and feel drained.

Art Gallery
To dream that you are in an art gallery represents your past experiences. Something in your past is having an impact in your current situation. Alternatively, the dream may be telling you that you need to capture some moment and preserve it.

alex:
i’ve been set loose in some sort of fantasy FPS match. i have my real body — or at least it feels real, anyways… not sure why i think it’s a game. perhaps because the “world” seems human-made even though it is made out of trees and stone. for example, there’s a cave; from far away it resembles a fairly ornate skull of some type. demon-ish. it had a feeling like an artist made it and that it wasn’t nature. in any case, i’m not really sure what the goal of the game is — presumably not to die. the skull is actually a negative depression into the earth, as if it had been molded downwards. its nose and mouth are dark; they were caves of some form. as numerous of the other people/whatevers in this world near me, i start to get worried that they are going to get me because i have a skull pit behind me and some trees in front of me. i can hear people moving through the brush, so i jump down into the skull and enter one of the various holes. at that, i hear the movement above me hasten — as someone runs to the edge to see if they can figure out where i went. so then, whoever is following jumps down, and he’s a kid, like 14. he has a weapon, unlike me; i don’t have anything. but he is stepping into the dark like a noob and my eyes have adjusted, so i just grab his weapon hand and toss him on the ground. he messes with some sort of torch, so i let him continue, and now the place is lit. then i proceed to rob him. he’s loaded! he has all this money and random stuff h had meticulously hidden under his clothes. i’m trying to get him to explain the currency system to me, because all of the coins are crazy-looking and none of them are the same. they’re all like hand-made or something. and i have a LAPTOP; i don’t know why. i think it’s somehow usable, but i don’t know what the benefit is. well, i’m barely done robbing him and kind of considering keeping him along because he’s such a noob, but something else drops into the pit, and whatever it is, it’s SCARY. the kid and i are human, but this thing is some form of monster. but i get the feeling it’s a player, or human-controlled. in any case, we keep quiet, and it leaves. a while later, a different monster comes, but by now it had heard us, so just holding still in the dark will not suffice. it comes on in, and the kid’s loot is all laid out across the ground. as i try to sort through the stuff he has, the kid tosses me two baton-like things. he is like, “we’re cornered; you gotta kill it.” there’s another stick-like thing, and i toss it to him. so the creature comes in and the dream gets even weirder. the creature seems to be paraplegic, but it’s some sort of lizard/dragon-person with red skin and hair like numerous repitilian tails, with cheesy ass metal bands around the tails (some form of decoration). it’s got some form of jerkin on, but then the lower body is like… a hobo cart. and the dragon thingy has a laptop and a stick. so we beat it up or whatever, and rob it. we set off as partners with our new lootz to pwn some others and i wake up.

jeanette:
i’m with my friend adam and on our way with another guy (didn’t know him) to adam’s “friend’s” house. yes, pay attention to those quotes! so apparently, we get there and i’m clued in — this isn’t just a typical friend visit; there is a mission. so, adam is a con-artist. he meets people in the “industry” (in real life he is in the movie business, ish) and then cons them and steals from their homes.

we head inside this amazing, expensive condo building in los angeles and head to the victim’s place. he is an older white man with an asian wifeey. almost immediately the guy says he is going to go take a shower and the wife talks to us. then it begins. adam is there in sight, with me. and his extra friend (who didn’t come up with us) sneaks in the back door and starts to steal valuables. then as we’re left alone, adam gets a signal that the other guy is done jackin shit so we take off. i, the newb, go for the elevators and lose the guys. we reconvene street level and adam is like, “YOU NEVER TAKE AN ELEVATOR IN THIS SITUATION!” shit, how was i to know!?

we just get in the car and see the dude run out after us. we get away but the rest of the dream, i’m straight freaking out. like, we are going to jail, this is bad bad bad! then as we’re driving away, the guy calls adam and i look at adam when he’s on the phone with the guy he just stole from and i see a look on adam’s face i’ve never seen before. i remember in the dream thinking, man, he looks so… different… sinister. adam is calm and talks to the guy, saying, “what are you talking about? i didn’t take anything. i was with you guys the whole time,” and goes on to continue to be convincing. such a thought-out plan.