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Dec. 5th, 2003

09:06 am - How cliche

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I'm so sure I just had a dream where three characters all reacted to a given fourth character in three different ways and they were effectively ego (played by me), superego, and id.

The fourth character represented this flirtatious temptation, sort of a sexual force of nature. The ego character was just kind of going with the flow of the situation trying to figure out what the right thing to do was from moment to moment as the situation developed. The id character came off as a sex obsessed shallow loser and the ego character was disgusted by him. The superego character made the ego character feel guilty about the consequences on other people's feelings, not just guilty if I took a particular action but guilty that the situation (not created by me) even existed.

Basically, the superego character got rejected by her, the ego character rejected her because of his friendship with the superego character, and the id character nearly got laid (off-camera) and talked about it in offensive terms incessantly afterwards. The reason the id character didn't get laid was because she, knowing he was an asshole and being in control of the situation, was just playing him, using him.

The unanswered question is how she would have treated ego had superego not been part of the equation and ego not rejected her?

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From:mr_ducktape
Date:December 5th, 2003 08:39 am (UTC)
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Whoa.

Cliche or not, you have SMART dreams.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:December 5th, 2003 10:12 am (UTC)
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It was kind of a freaky dream because all the characters of the archetypes were played by people I know and the situation in the dream was an extreme surreal dream exageration of issues that I've thought about. So it's all like "man, that dream was intense" but also "huh, I can't really talk about the specific details without possibly weirding some people out".

It's like if you have a really kinky strange sex (there was no kinky sex in this dream, no on camera sex at all) dream with interesting philosophical insights. You wanna tell people about it because it was interesting but you don't want them to think you're depraved.

It was all so much easier back when I never had people I know in my dreams. Now people I know are in my dreams all the time!

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From:assclouds
Date:December 5th, 2003 10:38 am (UTC)
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But we already know that you're depraved... so just spill the whole story!
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From:zarfmouse
Date:December 10th, 2003 10:51 am (UTC)
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I'm so sure, that only now in going back and replying to marezcharz's comment did I realize that not only do I use "i'm so sure" a lot but two dream posts in a row used "i'm so sure" and I had NO IDEA.

My mind is caught in a concept loop.
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From:marezcharz
Date:December 10th, 2003 03:43 am (UTC)
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Like, dude! Like, you need to get laid!
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From:zarfmouse
Date:December 10th, 2003 10:48 am (UTC)
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Yes!
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From:marezcharz
Date:December 10th, 2003 09:35 pm (UTC)
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I'll cast a spell and sacrifice a goat (tofu goat) for you.
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