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25 April 2012 @ 11:17 pm
Dreams and Themes  
Last night, I dreamed myself in the middle of a Supernatural episode. Sam's hair was slicked back, and he looked like a completely different guy (which he was—some not-Jared person was playing him). Sam had been cursed somehow, and in the middle of breaking the curse, Dean balked at kissing him to finish the job. That might have been Dean being prissy, or being weird about kissing his brother... or it might have stemmed from the fact that by then, Sam had become a decapitated shrunken-head version of himself. (Fallout of my watching The Walking Dead, I'm sure.)

In the next dream, I dropped my luggage at an airport snack counter and it broke open and scattered everything. I became so obsessed with gathering up all the tiny Polly Pocket dolls, clothes, and shoes I'd been carrying that I missed my flight. That message seems clear! "Get your priorities straight, and stop chasing after the (metaphorical) Polly Pocket shoes!" The current relevance though? No idea.

It's better than the dreams where I'm back in Peoria or at BYU to finish a degree and feeling isolated and miserable, or where I've moved and can't find work, or I've (inexplicably) left my job for "something better" that hasn't turned out that way. Honestly, I'd rather ramble through the bizarre than endlessly repeat those various anxiety dreams.

Finished S1 of The Walking Dead, which I liked in spite of the grossness. I can't stop thinking about the opening theme. I know it's Bear McCreary (whose music for Terminator: SCC I really liked), but it really, really sounds like the theme to The Lost Room.

I finished reading Confessions Of An Ugly Stepsister last week. Quite a page-turner, and it begins so far from anything like Cinderella that it's hard to immediately see how the author will bring it around to an alternate telling. I'm currently working on another Harry Bosch mystery, and on Black Hole Sun. The latter is a YA novel by the author of Soul Enchilada. It doesn't immediately grab you and pull you in the way 'Enchilada' does, but it's pretty good.

Ooh, random question for the f-list: does anyone know of other songs by Bush with the same sound as Letting The Cables Sleep? Or was that one an anomaly?

ETA: *Gasp* The evil new lj-cut scissors are gone! Everything's back to normal. Am I imagining it? \o?

m_malcontentm_malcontent on April 26th, 2012 06:26 am (UTC)
BYU....how interesting...are you LDS? I dated a Mormon girl and lived next door to a Mormon couple most of my adult life.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 26th, 2012 06:32 am (UTC)
I actually am not-- I'm agnostic. I was at BYU my freshman year, because I was just turning 17, and it was that or live at home and go to the local university for that first year.

Between being agnostic and a feminist, BYU was a lonely experience. I met some really great people there, but I was so mismatched to that culture (like my time in Peoria) that I felt incredibly isolated. Many good things happened there, but overall, it was depressing.
cindy: the dean show - sam sez tsuki_no_bara on April 26th, 2012 05:01 pm (UTC)
i am highly amused that a slasher such as yourself would dream about dean NOT wanting to kiss his brother. possibly your subconscious prefers gen, and turned sam into a shrunken head to drive home the point. or your subconscious is angling for a spn/walking dead crossover....

i noticed that the scissors graphic was gone and thought it was just because i finally figured out how to get rid of it. but i guess it was an lj-wide decision. i'm ok with that!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Huh?halfshellvenus on April 26th, 2012 05:07 pm (UTC)
i am highly amused that a slasher such as yourself would dream about dean NOT wanting to kiss his brother.
Me too! Though the prissiness and weirdness is very much Dean.

But the part that really cracks me up is that the final part is SO much how dreams often go: everything's going along in a relatively normal (dream-normal) way, and then someone looks over and, Uh-oh. !

I love that kind of absurdity when it happens in TV, for instance. In Buffy, there was that scene where Oz called home, and you could hear his side of the conversation that went something like, "So, is cousin Jordy like, a werewolf or something?... Uh-huh... So, how long has that been going on?"

I'm thrilled the scissors are gone, but also pleased that for once LJ listened to users saying "Hate! Get rid of this evil new thing!" and they actually did. It's a miracle!
devon99 on April 26th, 2012 06:59 pm (UTC)
Every post you make that references Peoria, I misread it as Peony and lovely images of flowers pop in my head.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 26th, 2012 07:27 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha! If only it were!

Peoria is a typical Midwestern American town, bigger than some, though it has some actual level changes and is not completely flat!

When you drive out of there, though... cornfields, soyfields, and a flatly flat flatness that is soul-killing if you come from a place with hills and mountains, as I do. :D
amodalieamodalie on April 27th, 2012 11:09 am (UTC)
I just stumbled across 2 parts of your post. 1) The Walking Dead. Same as you, I have just watched season and second you completely, gross but somehow fascinating. Only that they did the T-Bag thingie with the handcuffs was a bit cheap IMO.
2) Bush. Oh, I loved Bush back in the days, especially 'Letting the Cables sleep' :) They had one or two other ballads, maybe you meant 'Inflatable'?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB Final Hughalfshellvenus on April 27th, 2012 05:32 pm (UTC)

I've only seen S1 of The Walking Dead, and now I want to watch S2. I'll probably have to download it, since it's far from DVD-ready.

maybe you meant 'Inflatable'?
I haven't heard any other songs by them that sound like 'Letting the Cables Sleep', so I'll try that one via download! Thanks so much for the tip!