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lost, not forgotten
written by Alex on Feb 03, 2010 03:00
Resurrecting this thread to take note of a weird dream without creating a redundant thread. Ok perhaps that's a bit excessive, but maybe I was also searching for rather old memories of this place, and here we go...

I was just sitting in front of my computer, apparently browsing the internet (but I don't remember exactly which sites). There was a disquieting problem, though: every so often, a blank window appeared on the screen. The window was completely blank, and about 1/3rd of the screen's area. It resembled a pop-up from the browser. It had no content, and I was allowing it to stay there for no longer than a second or so, fearing it would install some sort of malware. What was interesting was the window's caption, the sole kind of distinctive content associated to that window. It was formed by a single word: "eum", in all lowercase.

That's all about the dream. The curious thing is that, after waking up, that strange word kept bouncing across my head, as I was trying to give it a possible meaning, perhaps to decode an unconscious message embedded in the dream. Obviously, after a while I took the nearest internet-enabled device (the iPhone) and looked it up on wikipedia.

Turned out, it was the acronym for United States of Mexico. But that sure wasn't what I was looking for, as I don't remember of having ever known that acronym, and it's unlikely that I ever stumbled into it. So I tried again with Google. Among irrelevant results about various associations called "EUM", it turns out it's a latin word. This could really match, as I know some latin, and once tried to learn it; the attempt resulted in an almost complete failure, but possibly left me some memories, which could have therefore emerged in the dream.

In the end, "eum" is the third-person, masculine, singular, pronoun in accusative declension. It means "he" as a direct object, as in "I'm watching him". Don't know what that could mean, it remains an open question.

edit: been fixing mistakes
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faces or a vase?
written by Tom on Feb 03, 2010 04:02
Ever since I started using melatonin to help me sleep I've been having weird dreams almost every night. Unusually for me, I've been remembering them when I wake up, though the're generally quite fuzzy after a few hours have passed.

Last night's is still fairly clear, though - I felt something might be sneaking into the house or something, so I constructed some kind of trap or snare. I caught a snake - I don't remember much about it, but it was multicolored, and predominantly green. I think it had come down the chimney or through the fireplace somehow. I tried to pick it up, and it bit me twice on my right forearm. I remember being quite nervous about its venom, until I "woke up" in the hospital, where I found it wasn't poisonous after all. Pretty soon after that I actually woke up.

I know there was more to the dream (particularly at the beginning, and some at the end as well), but that's all I remember - it's very unusual for me to have this much clarity anyway.
written by Cryoburner on Feb 03, 2010 08:01
Alex said:
The curious thing is that, after waking up, that strange word kept bouncing across my head, as I was trying to give it a possible meaning, perhaps to decode an unconscious message embedded in the dream.
The first thing that came to mind when you mentioned eum was a word that ends with that particular string of letters. Might it represent an incomplete Linoleum, perhaps?
written by Ixsetf on Feb 03, 2010 11:32
maby EUM was your mind misspelling enum?
whoosh
written by Buuks on Feb 03, 2010 11:53
Ixsetf said:
maby EUM was your mind misspelling enum?
That won't happen in dreams. Or it did with a reason.


Alex, maybe there are people watching you in a positive way.
Like us, we are watching you about Lino, Postline, and that other thingy.
lost, not forgotten
written by Alex on Feb 03, 2010 14:36
Oh yes, in theory, it could also be alluding to the incompleteness of "Linoleum". But I suppose I'm pretty conscious that it's incomplete, and that I'm working toward completing it, so it'd sound redundant (and meaningless) that the dream attempted to remember me of that. As of yesterday night's chat logs, I still tend to think it was referring to a not-always-conscious sense of guilt that I should be careful to dismiss. Perhaps exactly like I was doing with that window in the dream: closing "eum", closing "him".

2-cent self-psychotherapy
written by Azuraun2 on Feb 03, 2010 16:41
If you're still open to silly interpretations, I thought of something similar last night. I thought maybe there was some significance in the act of closing the window itself, and it reminded me a little of that "panic reaction" you described. But then it would only be alluding to process you're already aware of...
written by Ixsetf on Feb 03, 2010 20:27
You also could be regretting your life at the computer and your brain is telling you to join the European Motorcycle Union (EUM) even if you don't want to (thats why you closed the window )
lost, not forgotten
written by Alex on Feb 03, 2010 21:36
Yeah, or I'm secretly contemplating living in Mexico.
i haz title: speed-g-dof
written by Speeder on Feb 05, 2010 01:13
It is a long time that I don't remember dreams properly... The few ones that I remember are ones that gave me a good idea...

And fortunally, it is more than 10 years that I do not have a nightmare, something that is important to me, if I count that before those 10 years ago I had a nightmare each single day, sometimes more than one in a night...

Of of my nightmares were about me dropping a chocolate on the floor, and then the chocolate eats me. While I scream in terror.

That nightmare was particularly terrifing, and I know the reason of it know, it is because all the adults trying to scare me of the "germs" on the ground, saying that if I walk without shoes or that if I drop food on the ground and eat it, I may get a serious problem with the "evil germs" (that they don't described the effects). That nightmare went away after I learned some biology.

I had one that a guy tried to saw my hands off, fortunally he never had sucess... So it was scary, but not pure terror. Another one for some reason a snake bites me inside a laboratory, that one for some reason I recognized that it was bad, but it never had any effect on me, in fact I enjoyed having it, because this meant having none of the other nightmares that were particularly disturbing.

There are several others, but the worse of them all, and unfortunally also recurring, was that I tried to enter a house (that I assume was mine, altough it does not look like any house that I ever lived, neither that my family lived...), the house has dark red tiles on the kitchen, the corridor is also dark (don't remember the color) and the floor of all rooms (except kitchen and bathroom, obviously) was of a dark reddish wood. Outside the house there was those big stone blocks that were used to build early roads before asphalt invention, the ground outside was made of that, I feel like a opression all the time during this nightmare, and I hear my mother calling, I try to enter the house, but I cannot get past the door on the kitchen, i just get pushed out, it is like if a force field pushes me out, but it is not a normal force field, it is like I feel so bad that I get out involuntarily.

After some time I started to have this nightmare while "conscious", that mean that I could concsiouly do things, like walk to where I wanted, think what I wanted and so on. As result of that I tried running and jumping inside the house. The result is that I felt all bad sensations at the same time (like despair, fear, frustation...) and still got pushed out. And I still could hear my mom screaming for me inside. I remember that near the door there was a lamp that was covered with a chromed plate, it was beautyfull and shiny, I tought of it being the fault of me not being able to go in the house and tried to disable it, grab it, hit it, whatever... It never worked, but after some time I started to think that it was not fault of that at all.

After some years having this nightmare, I started to try to look inside using windows, I figured that the window of the room that faced outward (front yard, paved with the mentioned road stones) went into a completly unlit room, so I could not see inside, the kitchen had a window too, but I don't know about the side of the house, I never managed to get there, for some reason I just could not get there, but I have no idea why, it was not the same effect of the door.

After some time this nightmare stopped, after it stopped all other stopped too (the last nightmare that I had was one iteration of this one).

This nightmare made me feel REALLY bad, specially because I could never wake-up from it (for some reason trying to wake-up from it failed, and I felt even worse, like, panicked).



I still have no idea of what this nightmare was, what the house was, why I could not get inside, if the person calling me was really my mom (the voice was close, but was not the same), why I could not leave to the street (in fact the house had no gates, only a white wall around the entire yard). or why I could not go to the side of the house.

Also I hope never have it again, even remembering it is painfull.
rawr
written by Raptorjedi on Feb 05, 2010 02:10
I had a dream last night where I uploaded porn as my avatar.
i haz title: speed-g-dof
written by Speeder on Feb 05, 2010 02:15
The funnybody?
rawr
written by Raptorjedi on Feb 05, 2010 02:31
I never saw the funnybody thing. I was asleep when it was complained about/deleted.
lost, not forgotten
written by Alex on Feb 05, 2010 02:54
You've lost practically nothing, rest sure.
written by Perky on Feb 05, 2010 18:17
Speeder said:
That nightmare was particularly terrifing, and I know the reason of it know, it is because all the adults trying to scare me of the "germs" on the ground, saying that if I walk without shoes or that if I drop food on the ground and eat it, I may get a serious problem with the "evil germs" (that they don't described the effects). That nightmare went away after I learned some biology.
If I was parent and that happened, I would say to my kid "blow on it and eat it, it's going to make you stronger" rather. People are too sanitized nowadays and being exposed to germs does only good to yourself.

I guess Im old school enough to valuate food not to be wasted. It always eat whatever I drop.
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