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The Somnium


Welcome to my Somnium, the place I'll be storing accounts of interesting dreams/nightmares that I've had over the years. I was rather hesitant to put this here due to how inherently narcissistic and all around boring the concept usually is, but since I've been told quite a few times that I apparently have particularly creative dreams I decided that this may be of some interest to someone. Perhaps someone will get a story idea or such from some of this nonsense.

In the interests of keeping things at least somewhat organised, I will be segregating these logs by update, with the more recent ones closer to the top of the page and the older ones at the bottom. I tend to write any interesting dreams I have down in all sorts of places so I'll keep updating as I either find or remember any of note.

Without further ado, here goes...

21 May 2021


Keeper of the Mafia's Secrets

I was watching a Vietnamese man who had apparently decided to overthrow the mafia out of sheer boredom. Not knowing how to accomplish this, he decided to start questioning random pre-teen girls about what he should do. He eventually stumbled upon two girls who informed that the secrets to where all mafia bosses live is kept by a voodoo priest who spends his days dressing up as a circus clown and living in a hut on a nearby beach.

The would-be mafia destroyer arrived on the beach and was immediately ambushed by the voodoo clown, but managed to defeat him after a bloody fist-fight. The beaten voodoo clown then proceeded to tell him that defeating him in combat was only half of the "deal," and that he would also need to bribe him to learn the mafia's secrets.

12 May 2021


The Macabre Demon School

The dream occurred in what appeared to be a haunted, abandoned school that was initially masquerading as a typical populated school. I met my former Calculus professor, who convinced me that I was in his class, so I decided to follow him.

Class seemed normal until the professor started going into an increasingly unhinged fit of rage over someone giggling at something, at first threatening to fail the entire class because of it, and eventually attempting to murder everybody with a sword. After seeing the professor get impaled with his own sword by one of the students, only to laugh it off, I decided to just flee the room. This caused the school to finally break the illusion and change itself into the long-abandoned, dark, and empty dark grey stone building it apparently really was.

I attempted to escape the building but the only entrance/exit I knew of had locked itself and I was (predictably!) unable to break down the door. Deciding to wander around and look for a second exit, I started seeing eerie visions involving a little girl. The only one that I could remember well enough to write down was a room where a phantom version of the little girl was attacked by some hulking shadow and hurled her out of the "window" (actually just a large hole the wall that looked like it was created by an RPG blast but it was too high to jump out of) as she screamed "MOMMY!!" in a loud and desperate voice.

After some more wandering I ran into a little girl who was allegedly the living/real version of the girl in the aforementioned hallucinations. She told me she had been trying to escape the school for a while, and that the visions were real scenes of some demon abusing and trying to kill her during her time in the school. I promised her that I would try to find a way out for the two of us.

Later we ran into the aforementioned professor again. I questioned him upon noticing that he was now acting perfectly sane and calm again and he told me that the "professor" I had run into was probably another hallucination. I asked him what he was doing here and he responded that the demons and spirits didn't bother him for whatever reason so he just decided that the school was an alright place to live.

Lycanthropy Causes Time Travel

I had become a werewolf who transforms every night regardless of whether there was a full Moon or if I even looked at the Moon. Every night/evening I would get locked up in an asylum room to prevent me from running wild and killing everything in my path. I would also apparently become euphoric, energetic, and hungry after being a wolf for a night.

One night my uncle (who halfway through the visit apparently became a psychiatrist for the purposes of the dream) visited to talk to me. I told him I had to leave for the night and would explain why the next day, but wound up being sidetracked due to my mum making some chicken, which had become overpoweringly enticing in my pre-werewolf state, and led me to transform into a werewolf in the house.

After briefly running wild I blacked out and woke up in a surreal looking flat stone landscape that was apparently the distant future. Son Pan from Dragon Ball GT saw me and ran up to me, apparently being a friend of mine in this distant time. I got curious about this new world and decided to explore a bit but wound up unfortunately waking up before I could see much more.

Never Trust a Vacuum Salesperson

I was going outside at night to take the trash out to the curb when a pickup truck pulled up next to me and stopped. I began freaking out that this was a kidnapping attempt in progress, when Edward Snowden suddenly emerged out of the driver's seat and revealed that he was going door to door trying to sell a special vacuum cleaner. He explained to me that this vacuum cleaner was longer than a house, and could be used to vacuum one's roof without having to climb on top of it.

I attempted to politely shoo Snowden away but he persisted in following me towards my house and asking whether I might reconsider by the next presidential election, or the one after that, etc. Eventually he gave up and began dejectedly walking away at a deliberately slow speed. Seeing that he was still right next to my porch, I walked back out to him to order him to vacate my property, at which point he revealed that he was a vampire and that the real reason for his spiel was an attempt to make me drop my guard so he could attack me.

A Sordid New Reason to Avoid Family Gatherings

I found out that an elderly female relative of mine that I didn't know existed had passed away. My parents decided to force me to attend her funeral reception due to my aunt insisting that it would be healthy for me to form friendships with her seven children. Soon after arriving at the funeral service, we were forced to flee upon finding out that the aforementioned relative died because she had formed a cannibal cult with her children, who overthrew her and baked a "funeral cake" from her corpse.

Next thing I knew, my parents and I had returned home. Both of my folks were in their respective rooms and I was walking into the living room when I saw what appeared to be a man's shadow appear behind the living room blinds. I screamed to my mum to get out of the house when the shadow revealed itself to be my father standing on a ladder because he had locked himself out of the house again and needed to get our attention so we would unlock the door for him.

I let my father inside the house and then remembered that I had seen somebody sitting in his room not long before he appeared outside. Suddenly a new, hulking shadow appeared behind the window where my father had previously stood, and a headless man emerged from my father's room. I woke up before the plot could thicken any further.

14 February 2021


The Staircases of Babel

Apparently I was living on Earth in the Dragon Ball Super world. Zeno had announced that he wanted to see a second Tournament of Power and so Goku had gathered the same group of fighters that fought for Universe 7 in the previous competition along with myself in order to prepare. Immediately afterward, the eleven of us were sucked into a wormhole into what appeared to be a strange dimension outside of time and space.

The dimension consisted of an infinitely tall circular central room whose walls were lined all the way to the top with an endless series of staircases leading straight into the wall. Piccolo remarked that he had heard of this place before, and that all of the staircases were portals to different timelines, both ones that existed and ones that could theoretically exist and that would pop into existence if anyone were to walk on them.

Piccolo elaborated further that legend said that the very top of the infinitely tall room they were in, contained a place of vast knowledge. Remembering that Goku had the ability to teleport, I asked him if he could use that to teleport us to the top so that we could perhaps make use of someone or something there in order to find a way back to our own universe quicker. We teleported to the top of the building, only to awkwardly find ourselves in what appeared to be a classroom full of special needs children. Given the importance of the location, and who the highest-ranking god in the Dragon Ball world is, I assume in retrospect that this was a sort of "Zeno factory."

Goku and I teleported back to the rest of the gang, only to find ourselves confronted with alternate timeline versions of Tullece (Turles), Coola, and Cell, apparently invited into the realm by someone accidentally triggering the staircases connected to their timelines. Lamentably, I woke up after that and didn't get witness any interesting interactions.

16 January 2021


The Transdimensional Nightmare Town

I was watching as a passive observer, a woman named Eliza who had moved with her cat and boyfriend into a town that one of her childhood friends, Anise, had lived in before she mysteriously disappeared one day. The trio start steadily realising that something is very wrong with the entire town. The cat takes a walk in the forest and discovers that parts of it appear to be leaking into a supernatural world that only cats are able to enter, leave, or see. She attempts to warn her humans but fails due to the communication barrier.

Eliza visits the supermarket and is nearly assaulted by a worker that responds to a question by screaming at her in tongues in a demonic tone before being joined by other possessed people that chase the woman out of the store. She drives home down a forested highway before noticing a long row of supermarket freezers standing by the side of the road. She remembers Anise telling her that the unexplained appearance and disappearance of freezers on that road was a town legend and stops her car to investigate. The freezers appear to be fully operational right down to the lights being on, in spite of not being connected to any power source.

All of a sudden, Eliza notices that there's no longer any cars going down the road, or even any sounds of distant vehicles. She takes a bag of "salmon" out of the freezer and shivers, noting that even through the bag, there is something wrong with the texture. She suddenly remembers hearing about the epidemic of people going missing in and around the town and, making the connection, frantically gets back in her car and drives off.

Upon arriving home and telling her boyfriend about what happened, the house is suddenly beseiged by a crowd of angry possessed people. The couple do their best to fight off the home invaders before their cat suddenly forces the attackers to flee in terror with a telepathic attack (probably a gift from the forest dimension.)

Eliza is suddenly telepathically contacted by the now-deceased Anise, who reveals that the entire town - everyone and everything in it - is possessed by an extremely powerful demon. She explains that she chose to stay around as a spirit after dying in the interests of vanquishing the demon that murdered her and freeing the town from its occupation.

A Shortcut to Obtaining Ultra Instinct

I was being forced to retake middle school (at night, apparently) and was riding on a school bus when it suddenly crashed into a car that had veered into the incoming lane. A person on the bus starts warning us that the persond riding the car was a Chinese spy who caused the crash in order to silence him because he knew valuable Chinese secrets. A nearby business suddenly opens its door and a group of Chinese assassins exit and start approaching the bus. Thinking of a way to get out of the situation alive, I pulled a flask full of gin out of my pocket and chugged it, before fighting the assassins off with my Drunken Master powers.

Dark Workplace Secrets

I had obtained access to an HR database at my workplace and decided to look at my file out of curiousity to see if it said anything interesting that I should know about. The only potentially interesting thing that I could find was a cryptic field that apparently denoted with a number what "bathroom" an employee was assigned to. I saw that mine was "6" and became confused since our building only has two bathrooms.

Figuring it was code for something else, I decided to enquire with a long-time employee to see if they knew what it meant. Although he seemed to be unable to make heads or tails of it either, he said that it reminded him of another oddity that he discovered a long time ago - a secret elevator in the building that was hidden behind a fake wall.

He brought me to the elevator and I saw that it contained buttons for eight floors, far more than the building supposedly had. Curious to see if this could explain the other mystery, I pressed the button for the sixth floor to see what would happen and waited with anticipation as the elevator moved up, before opening up to what appeared to be a dark, dilapidated, and long abandoned hospital hallway.

I stepped out of the elevator and cautiously approached the closest room, finding three long tables combined in a "lowercase n" formation. There was a series of chairs and old looking computers with CRT monitors. Almost all of the computers appeared to be turned off and one even had a completely smashed and battered monitor, but I saw that one was not only turned on but actively doing something. I approached to look closer and saw that it showed a titanic Excel 97 spreadsheet full of nonsensical data, almost as if the entire file was corrupted. The spreadsheet was steadily changing as if it was being updated remotely.

Upon closer examination, there appeared to be occasional words and even short phrases among all of the nonsense. Getting curious, I did a search for my name and was able to find coherent sentences, some containing facts that no one else could possibly know about me. Before I could further contemplate the strangeness of the discovery, an emaciated ghoul appeared out of the darkness and grabbed me with blinding speed, ordering me to come with it.

I attempted to communicate with the creature and it told me that it was waiting for me to come up to the sixth floor. I asked why and it revealed that it needed my help, but that I first need to be "changed" for the task at hand, and motioned me towards a hospital gurney. Another ghoul walks over holding a tray of surgical instruments and I wake up due to fear.

An Assassination Gone Horribly Wrong

I was an assassin that was infiltrating a party held at a wealthy vampire's mansion in order to liquidate him. After seeing a good moment to do the deed, I pulled out a gun, only for the target to notice me and start transforming into what appeared to be a 7 foot tall mosquito with a humanoid head with massive upper fangs that reached below his chin. He appeared to be unable to fully close his mouth and was constantly emitting a noise that sounded like a cross between nocturnal insect sounds and human screaming.

I attempted to shoot him but was unable to hit him due to him spawning massive Fallout 3-esque bloatflies to protect him. He began slaughtering nearby people by using telekinesis to burst their veins open and then sucking the blood out of them, forming little airborne rivers of blood all over the room. I attempted to save a woman that the vampire had telekinetically lifted into the air by grabbing her, only for him to pull on her with such force that the top half of her body was ripped off and sent flying towards him.

The Joys of Alcohol Withdrawals

I was walking through the subway when I heard someone running up behind me. I turned around and saw what appeared to be a person in a suit and tie, only instead of a person, there was nothing but a bright shaft of light inside the outfit. The creature starts shaking me and screaming "HE'S COMING! HE'S COMING!"

I panicked and "woke up" in my bed to see a faceless creature in a dark hood standing five feet away from me. In contrast to the previous creature's appearance as a walking shaft of light, this one appeared to harbour literal pitch black darkness inside its clothing. It proclaimed "YES, HE'S COMING" in a loud, deep voice and I suddenly saw my fingers beginning to move on their own, elongating and becoming boneless. The now tentacle-like fingers began squirming towards my face as they grew, until I truly woke up due to panic.

Cyborg 17 Reveals His True Power

A new Dragon Ball Super episode had come out that began with someone splitting Universe 4's Shantsa down the middle, only for both halves to suddenly revive and pop back together. Quitela laughed at the development before ominously remarking that Shantsa was not the only warrior their universe had left that could do such a thing. Beerus retorted that Universe 4 only had one warrior remaining, before panicking at the realisation that they had two additional warriors that nobody could see.

Toppo suddenly turned wide-eyed as Universe 4's Damom burst out of the ground near him and kicked Cyborg 18 out of the ring. Goku teleported over to save her at the last moment, only for U4's final trump card, Gamisaras, to appear and attack Goku, disabling him and causing 18 to be ringed out.

The scene cuts to Cyborg 17 staring at Damom in what appears to be barely suppressed rage. He suddenly pulls a guitar out of nowhere and starts playing it, transforming the entire Tournament of Power arena into a colourful and psychedelic scene vaguely reminiscent of the scene where Ribrianne attacked everyone with pink hearts. Everyone just stands and watches the cyborg, trying to figure out what he's doing.

17 abruptly drops the stoic act and glares at Damom in utter rage, causing the bug man to explode and die. As everyone looks on in shock at 17's uncharacteristic outburst, the Grand Priest declares that the cyborg has been disqualified for both murder and for utilising a weapon. Zeno interjects and says that he'll allow it just because of how cool the attack was.

A Demonic Conspiracy

I was scouring the Internet for information on conspiracy theories when I found a strangely convincing rant from someone warning about demons masquerading as aliens in order to usher in the end times. The writer went on to say that a deceased friend of them had recently come back to life but was acting like an entirely different person, and that everyone they knew seemed to be in denial about the situation. They warned that demons were walking amongst us but that most people were fooled into thinking that they were regular humans

My mother came in and told me that my father had broken his leg and that we needed to drive to a city to obtain special pain medication for him. The longer we stayed in the city, the more ominous of a feeling I had. I saw a group of five people dressed in identical all-black outfits and I noticed that their skin was whiter than should be possible and that their eyes seemed to be huge, almost completely black, and bulging out of their eye sockets. I thought back to the rant about demons and wondered if this is what was happening. All five individuals suddenly smiled at me in unisom as if acknowledging my thoughts.

I began panicking and noticed that the sky had become purple tinted. I grabbed my mother and activated some sort of Kaio-ken power in order to dash out of the city with her as quickly as possible. While zipping through the crowds of oblivious people, I ran into several more demons who attempted to attack me but were not quite quick enough to overcome my speed after I raised my Kaio-ken even higher. After my mother and I were far out of the city limits, I turned and saw a purple vortex hovering all around the city before ripping everything out of the ground, sucking it up, and ultimately vanishing.

I took my mother home and saw that all of my relatives had decided to pay my injured father a visit. I started rambling to everyone about what happened and how the person on the conspiracy website had warned us about what was happening but everyone either ignored me or talked over me. I finally snapped and screamed at them that they were all ignorant fools and deserved to die as a result.

Storming out of the room, I realised that I needed to go to the bathroom. Thinking about how foolish everyone besides myself was while standing over the toilet, I suddenly woke up and realised that I had drunkenly pissed myself a little bit. That was the morning I knew for sure that Bast has a sense of humour.

The GIFverse

I was exploring new options for privacy on the Internet, and discovered a NoScript-esque browser extension that somehow blocked the "Internet itself" from noticing me and allowed me to magically traverse the web without leaving any proof that anything was happening, like some Internet ghost. I then discovered that this extension also gave me the ability to "hack" into animated gifs and videos and invade their "world" as an all-powerful ghost.

I could telekinetically assault people, generate loud noises to scare them, and so forth. I discovered, however, that my time in these worlds was always limited to the length of the gif or video - if the .gif was 5 seconds I could only wreak havoc in its world for 5 secodns before being ejected. I spent some time telekinetically lifting people up and hurling them around for lulz, causing random destruction, etc before becoming bored with the time limitation making me unable to cause any prolonged havoc. For whatever reason, I could not find any remotely long videos on the web however.

Eventually I found a .gif that had what appeared to be a post-apocalyptic New York full of people wearing patriotic clothing and looking scared/despaired, trying to reassure each other. The only exception was one man who was proudly marching down the street without a care in the world, wearing a Statue of Liberty costume and a shirt with the logo for the video game DOOM on it. I was about to invade the .gif world in the interest of obtaining more context on the situation when I abruptly woke up.

An Unorthodox Fishing Trip

I was vacationing with my parents at the ocean when my father asked me to accompany him to the beach at night to catch some fish. Upon arriving, my father produced a sack full of fish meat and started walking along the way, tossing pieces of meat into the ocean as he went. As I pondered the purpose of this, I noticed in my peripheral vision, a burly, hideous looking man slowly and awkwardly shambling around. I freaked me out a bit because I could've sworn the beach was empty a few minutes earlier.

As my father walked back to our spot on the beach to put the sack of meat away, I observed the strange man, noting that he is walking as if he is either very injured or simply has no idea how to walk and is figuring it out as he goes. I study his face and realise that the reason I find him so repulsive is because his face appears to very closely resemble that of a fish.

I turn back to our spot on the beach and notice that my father is no longer anywhere to be seen. I open the sack of fish meat that he left behind and see that it's full of nothing but fish heads.