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Text that you've read in dreams?

Discussion in 'The Dreamscape' started by Electric Bone Flute, Dec 20, 2020.

  1. Electric Bone Flute

    Electric Bone Flute Minstrel

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    They say that some people can't read in dreams. Can't relate. Last night I dreamt that I saw a nonexistent Protestant Bible translation, with lines so severely garbled, like a Google Translate twelve-way round robin, that I couldn't tell what the originals were meant to be. I saw bullet points of quotes from it; things like “pray to the Jewish computer god” and something about female photographers.
    What have you read in a dream?
     
  2. ThinkerX

    ThinkerX Myth Weaver

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    Occasionally book titles. Usually, I get the 'sense' of what the text is about without actually reading it, which prompted a few 'oh, wow!' moments.

    Standout here is the rare dream that takes place in a huge library, the vast majority of the books being biographies in light blue or green binders. Annoyingly, entire aisles - sections - are 'gated off' and not accessible. Once or twice I got in trouble with the librarians by reading over peoples shoulders - partly grasping a small section of a text.
     
  3. Malik

    Malik Auror

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    I can read in my dreams, but it changes the second time I read it.

    I talked about this on here before, but the Army gave me a pretty stout and consistent dose of mefloquine a few wars ago, an anti-malarial which attacks the brain fairly aggressively and causes permanent damage. The upshot of this is that I now have dreams so completely real and so long (lasting for what feel like weeks, sometimes, only to wake up and find that twenty minutes have passed) that I could be having one right now. The only reason I know I'm not--and this is my reality check / "tell"--is that when I read something twice (which I just did, literally, to make sure), it's the same both times. So, I don't remember anything I read in my dreams, because I'm always re-reading anything I see to check where I am.

    And yes, no shit, I go through life like this, all day, every day. Hundreds of thousands of vets do. Can you believe they still let us handle firearms?
     
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  4. Demesnedenoir

    Demesnedenoir Istar

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    When I was memorizing the first page or two of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales in college, I distinctly remember reading that friggin’ thing in my sleep. In general, I’m too busy with weird shit to read (much like real life, only weirder). I know I’ve read signs and smaller chunks of text, but other than that, nothing really sticks out. While I can’t relate to Malik’s tale in whole, what little I’ve read doesn’t stay the same, not even Chaucer or signs. I was looking to find something once in some city, reading street signs, and they’d just change from one moment to the next. As you might guess, I never found my destination.
     
  5. Thea__

    Thea__ Acolyte

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    Oooh. I remember a dream I had where I was in middle school again and I had to read something in front of class. Lol. Everything was in another language.
    Otherwise? No, I don't think I ever read anything in my dreams.
     
  6. Electric Bone Flute

    Electric Bone Flute Minstrel

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    That reminds me of a minor-nightmare (it wasn't heart pounding but it was a bit of a fright) when I woke up and didn't know English, only Hebrew.
     
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  7. WooHooMan

    WooHooMan Auror

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    Apparently, you don't technically read in dreams. You just see random symbols and just kind of know what they are meant to say.

    Last night, I had a dream where I read the name "Thomas Michael Faulus". I tried googling the name but, even though I knew how the name was supposed to be pronounce, I didn't know how to spell it despite reading it in the dream. I had to try googling multiple variations on the spelling.
     
  8. sehsphare

    sehsphare Dreamer

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    Just signposts. I tried really hard to think of a dream in which I was reading something but I can't. I am usually either moving, observing, or lost. Those are most of the dreams I can remember. I've only actually been an active participant in a few dreams that I've had. I'm usually just seeing something.
     
  9. Electric Bone Flute

    Electric Bone Flute Minstrel

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    I recently saw a certain reverb pedal that I won't name here in a dream, and it appears that I read the large name on the pedal, but none of the labels of the parameter knobs. Then again, given the angle that I was looking at it at, I wouldn't have anyway.
     
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