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Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Ambassadors

This was one of the coolest dreams I've had in a long time... and I think it would definitely make like... and awesome series!

A little background info: I think it took place in the future. The government had had a strange run-in with aliens (they tried to assassinate the president? I don't know - but something big happened) but they were able to fight the aliens off. However, the aliens left a mysterious portal where they left and the government wasn't able to figure out how to get rid of it. As far as they could tell, the portal was harmless but, just in case the aliens tried to come back through it, they boxed it up in glass and put it under 24-hour military surveillance. They let normal people walk through just to see it too, just as a reminder that their powerful government had sent an alien race running!

Enter our heroes. For some reason, these kids were a LOT like Harry, Ron, and Hermione... xD But anyways, two boys and a girl - all best friends on a class trip to see the portal. They're about ten and they're excited to see it. The class files through and gets a close look, oohing and aahing the whole time while the other three (who, unfortunately were never named... so I'll just call them Harry, Ron, and Hermione) take their turn. However, as soon as HHR stepped in front of the portal, it reacted. The glass was blown away and the soldiers guarding it were too, the portal started to swirl and before they knew it, the ground had disappeared and they were no longer in the portal observatory room.

Instead, the three kids (who are scared to death right now) are standing in a purpley-blue swirly nothingness where a few aliens approach them. The aliens are tall and silver-colored. They're very thin and they have hair-like tendrils that fall back off of their head. They have blue alien-like eyes and smooth, shiny skin.

The kids are pretty much too scared to talk, so the aliens take the initiative. The aliens go off explaining that they tried to destroy the human race as they find us unworthy to inhabit the planet earth. They've tried several times before and have succeeded, wiping out sinful nations (the Mayans, the Egyptians, etc. etc.), but they got caught up in the futuristic weapons America had when they tried to wipe out America.

The kids keep listening as the aliens say they had lost hope but didn't want to give up on the planet. They decided to keep a portal open and to monitor it to see if anyone they could use walked past it.

By now, one of the kids speaks up (probably Harry) and said "wtf do you mean by 'use'?"

The aliens go on to say that they'd just like to see proof that there is some good in the human race. The three kids are all pure of heart and their friendship bonds are strong - making them good candidates to prove the worth of humans.

They then challenge the kids to go back to earth and find a way to prove to them that there is still some good left in humans. They leave them with a means of communicating whenever they need to (cup their hand over their left ear and speak outloud "I request an audience with _____" to get a private purple-swirly room to talk in while regular time stands still.). The kids are now the aliens' ambassadors and are sent back in to their world.

Each of the kids wakes up in their own bed but find that something really strange has happened - all of them are exactly 7 years older. And what's weirder, all of their un-lived memories from the last 7 years come flooding back to them - things they did, people they met, places they went... all as if they were observing someone else live their lives on cruise control.

Hermione requests a conference and when they all get together they say things like "Holy crap 7 years!" and "Wow, you too??". They then start to share their memories...

Harry is a basketball star for his high school - he's way hot and every girl in school wants to date him. He has problems having real friends, though. He, Ron, and Hermione fell apart shortly after their experience with the portal - Hermione's parents moved across town and she had to transfer schools so they just never saw her anymore, and he and Ron just went their separate ways.

Hermione, upon arriving at her new school joined the Science/Math team. She's super smart (again, like Hermione xD) and she has a MAJOR crush on her science teacher... like, to the point where she fantasizes about someday marrying him, even though he's like 20 years older than her :o She got so caught up in school that she didn't get much of a chance to see Harry and Ron anymore... but now, as a child newly in her 17-year old body, she's sad to hear that.

Ron looks dejected when he shares his story, his parents had a falling-out (mother busted for drugs or something?) and Ron has developed some drug habits of his own... after he lost Hermione and Harry got really popular, Ron turned to the first group in school that would accept him: the druggies. He's tried some hard stuff, but I don't think he really stuck with it. He was still a regular pot-user, though. And he had lost his virginity shortly after he turned 15. He's done terribly in his classes and he's broken into stores a few times, getting him in trouble with the law.

Child-Ron in the 17-year-old Ron's body felt really bad about how his life turned out. They began talking about if it would be possible to turn their lives back around - to be friends as they once were.

By this time, an alien has showed up to their conference and listens in as they talk. While sharing their memories, all three of them find that, for some reason between the time when they were 11 to the time when they turned 14, their memories are fuzzy.

"They're there," the girl explains, "But they don't seem as clear as the others... and I seem to have a lot of trouble remembering them."

The alien explains that those memories have been tampered with and it will be up to the kids to find out when and how and to replace the tampered memories with the real ones. Because the kids have "special powers" (not really, but kind of, since they've been to the alien realm) they can tell the difference between real memories and tampered ones... no one else they'll talk to will be able to tell that their memories are ever fuzzy in spots.

(I decided later that this period of time would have been a time when the government {American or UN} tried to launch an offensive attack on the aliens... I'm not sure whether they succeeded or lost or whatever, but I know that whatever they did was dirty. Lots of people were hurt or died or whatever {oooh, maybe Ron's mother was really killed then and she didn't disappear due to drug use! ;D That would make an awesome twist, huh?} Anyways, in order to cover their asses and still look like the amazing government they wanted people to think they were - they replaced three years-worth of memories on every living human...)

Anyways, the kids miss their old relationship but also agree that it'd be weird if they randomly started hanging out together again... so they decide to continue down their separate paths for now, making small, believable opportunities to get back together. They'll work individually for now to find ways to prove that the human race is worthy of survival...

That's kind of where my dream stuff stopped, but here's what I've decided would happen from there...

The kids, even though their intentions were good, fall into their cut out routines. They get busy and no longer call audience with each other... they fall apart again.

The aliens find their ties with the three getting loose too and are having trouble contacting them or getting them to respond, so they launch an all-out... something. Some catastrophic event takes place (aliens send a meteor to destroy Antartica or something?) and the kids force themselves back together, agreeing that they were stupid to put it off and that they've been given a task to do, they need to do it.

And that's where we leave off x) Of course the kids would then go on to discover the government's really the bad guy here and they'd reveal them as such and prove the humans are worth saving. Eventually, the humans and aliens would become great friends... I think I even went so far as to have grown-up Ron marry one of the aliens :)

Awesome, huh? I actually think it's make a really cool graphic novel or something xD

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The New Dorm

This was this first dream I had last night (I had two really memorable... how weird is that??)

Anyways, it took place in like "real life" setting to start off with. One of the other RAs found me and said "Oh there you are, Jessi. Tansey was looking for you, I think you've been fired." I was like "WTF!?!?" and stormed off to their office to demand an explanation.

When I got there, they were both glad to see me and said they had just decided to offer me a new position. Feeling relieved that I wasn't fired, I stayed to listen. They wanted to know if I would switch buildings to another dorm. At first I didn't understand... we only have three dorms and all of them were fully-staffed! But they said "Oh no, we're opening a new one across the lake!" (lake? There's no lake within 20 miles of our campus xD)

Apparently they wanted it all set up and ready to go so that summer students could stay there and they wanted three RAs, one from each hall to head out there to start getting things ready. At this point I was still kind of skeptical... not sure if I really wanted to pack up all of my stuff and leave with only 8 weeks of school left anyways, but then Barb said "In order for us to take you for the new dorm, you have to answer a few questions."

She then started quizzing me on the renal system diseases and functions and, when I had answered like... 12 questions in a row told me I had done a great job xD We all went down to the dock and hopped in the boat so we could head across the lake to the new dorm.

As we pulled up I said "Hey wait, I know this place!!" And I did! I told them it was the school's older library! And that my parents and I had seen it when we had toured the campus a few years ago. Barb said "Yep! That's it! We've newly renovated it to act as a dorm suite now!" The library was still kind of in action - with books still out and stuff, but halls had been added out to each side for rooms.

We started looking around as they explained it. The new dorm would be a Tiki/Island themed dorm for the summer. The path had tiki torches, there would be BBQs every night and hula lessons... it would be an all out RESORT, really. And several residents had already shown up! Several of them were nontraditional, I remember.

So they were orienting us and I remember thinking, "Hey, I could learn to like this!!"

... and that was it. Weird, huh?

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Young Detective Dream

What a weird... and kind of cool one! It started out with my sister Erin coming in and saying "MacGyver's almost on!!" I was like "meh" because I don't watch TV shows really and don't like getting into them when I know I'll never watch them again. But I was too lazy to move, so I started it.

The show was about some old guy and his wife walking with some kid at an air terminal. You learn that the old guy is a retired detective-turned flight instructor now and he's talking to the young boy (26, also a flight instructor) about going back to flight school.

Well the young guy is going (we never learn his name) and the old guy, I guess is "MacGyver". So the young guy's packing up his jeep/4-runner and the old guy says "Wait, I brought you these." and stuffs a backpack and red lunch box into the back seat. The kid says thanks, hugs them both (or shakes hands?) and goes on his way.

It's kind of a long drive because he was coming from somewhere in Texas and is now headed for Chicago, but he gets there. So there he is, driving around town, his music way loud, jamming along. It's a dark, foggy night, but he's not bothered by it.

He comes up over a hill and what he sees makes him cry "OH SHIT!!!" and slam on his breaks, spinning barely to a stop before he hits the first car in a fifty car pile-up. The cars are piled up in a T-shape and have recently crashed because all of the engines are still smoking. (Way eerie effect with all of the steaming engines and creepy fog!) So he ducks over and pulls a handgun out of his glove compartment and climbs out of his car to see if anyone needs help.

He looks in the first car... no one's there. "They must have been ejected!" he thinks as he checks the next one and the next one. He keeps going down the line, slowly realizing that - in the dead silence, he is the only one on that street. Where were all of the drivers!? He cocks his gun and looks around nervously when the sound of sirens strikes through the silence.

Fifteen cop cars or so all surround him and the loudspeaker yells out "DROP YOUR WEAPON!!!" he does, and 20-or-so guns get cocked and pointed at him. "Look guys," he tries to explain, "I just got here a minute or two before you - came across this accident and wanted to check it out... no one's here, though, everyone has vanished!"

"GET ON THE GROUND!" they yell, not listening to a word he's saying. Once they get him bound with handcuffs and checked for other weapons, one of them sits to listen to his story while some more of them check his car. After all, he's the only witness and only suspect on the scene of the accident.

I remember thinking at this part "Oooooh, I hope that old guy didn't plant anything detrimental into his lunch box!!"

Unfortunately for our hero, that's exactly what he's done. I know his backpack looked like it had a bomb in it - not sure if it actually did and his lunchbox had a letter written to the police department telling them that this guy was a young detective hopeful and they should lock him up overnight so that he'd get a chance to experience jail xD (wtf!!)

So they come back and the kid, also realizing that he has no idea what's in his lunch box says "Nothing there, I hope." and the older guy holding the note says, "We're going to have to take you in."

Cut scene back to jail - they're walking in... our young guy (still clueless) for some reason has a really pretty girl with him... like she works for the police department and wanted to get up on him while he was going into the slammer? No idea. Anyways they say "I'm not sure if you should really have to stay here tonight, but when someone requests to stay house, we don't turn 'em down. Especially the young ones - we get most of our funding from the young ones."

The young guy looks confused, "Stay house?" (apparently this is a Rose's Dream Slang to mean "stay in jail" xD) "I don't want to stay here, where'd you get that idea??"

I'm not sure whether they explain the note to him or just haul him off, because that's where my dream ended xD

While I was taking a shower, though, I was thinking about possibilities of where to go from there... if the kid figures out why he's there and uses his one phone call to call McGyver? (and then would he get pissed and say "Gee, great way to start me off as a detective - with a criminal record... Thanks, Mac! FOR NOTHING!") And if, during school, he gets sucked back into this case and ends up solving it? And then what was the reason the people just up and vanished?? I was wondering if there's some kind of vapor explosion that could disintegrate all life forms on the drop of a hat... and immediately clear out (so our hero wasn't affected when he got there)

Yeah, weird one, huh? I thought it started out pretty cool, though - wouldn't that make a good detective story?? Minus all of the weird, dreamy parts, of course? xD

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Friday, March 16, 2007

Harry Potter Dream

I don't remember a lot of it other than the fact that it started out in a locker room for some reason...

And then I was out on the street in front of our house with our Pot(ter)-Luck regulars and we were talking about flying on brooms. They were saying "Go on, Jessi, give it a shot!" and I'd say "No, guys!! You know I haven't been able to get off the ground for years now!! I just lost my flying ability!"

Well anyways, somehow they talked me into trying again, so I put the broom between my legs, and closed my eyes in deep concentration. Before I knew it, I was floating a little off the ground! I opened my eyes excitedly as the Pot(ter)-Luck crew cheered and I quickly bent low over the broom and darted up the street as fast as I could x)

They seemed concerned about me flying so fast when I was so out of practice, but I flew back and said "This settles it, guys!! Call the parade committee and tell them we'll be flying in this year's parade!!"

Was it the CFD parade? I have no idea xD But I love the idea of flying brooms for a parade... it'd be like... one step up on the Shriners xD

*would totally love to fly on a broom now and is bummed that it was only a dream*

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Monday, March 5, 2007

Darcy

We watched Pride and Prejudice tonight... I had totally forgotten how much I loooove that movie/story!!

I had also forgotten how much I looooove Darcy <3 I am in major fangirl mode right now. What does a girl of the 20th century have to do around here to have a Mr. Darcy in her life!?