New Sensation

Daily Prompt

The Daily Post had a Daily Prompt today called New Sensation, and this is what it said:

Ah, sweet youth. No matter whether you grew up sporting a fedora, penny loafers, poodle skirts, bell-bottoms, leg-warmers, skinny jeans, Madonna-inspired net shirts and rosaries, goth garb, a spikey mohawk, or even a wave that would put the Bieber to shame, you made a fashion statement, unique to you. Describe your favorite fashions from days of yore or current trends you think are stylin’.

And this is my response:

I do not know much about fashion and I am not fashionable but I do think that slightly more formal-looking clothing usually looks good even though I really do not have that type of clothing really, I recently found out about pea coats for the first time by accident when looking at military surplus in The Sportsman’s Guide magazine and I bought a heather gray budget pea coat from Old Navy for $35 on sale with free shipping, and so far I am liking the pea coat except for a sewing flaw where one of the pockets was not sewn completely so there is an opening/hole so it needs to be sewn closed.


I had several dreams last night that I remembered but the end of this dream caused me to eventually forget the rest of my dreams, and most of this dream; but I still do remember part of this dream, and its very surprising ending. (Which was possibly partly inspired by Flynn’s frequent posts about Donald Trump like her most recent)

All that I can remember of this dream is that at some point in the dream I was inside a maybe school-like building with some of my former schoolmates and classmates, but I am not sure if I was in twelfth grade (12th grade) again or not; and I can not remember what we were doing.

I remember my former female schoolmate K telling me that she had a lot of videos from our public school days on a computer that she was sitting at, she asked me if I wanted her to copy the videos to my USB flash drive or a hard drive or somewhere like that, and I said yes; but I suspected that she either wanted to copy and go through files on my computer and/or USB flash drive and/or that she wanted to install malware on my computer and/or USB flash drive to spy on me because she liked me, and so I tried to decide how to handle this situation.

I decided to give her my USB flash drive so that she could copy the videos to it, it did not really contain any of my private files so it did not matter if she copied them or not, and I was going to scan the USB flash drive for malware with several anti-malware programs/scanners before using it again; but that is all that I can remember of this part of the dream.

The next part of the dream involved me probably being at my parent’s house watching the news on the television and they were talking about the United States presidential election, and they were talking about and showing Donald Trump going around campaigning in different cities/states/places; and the next part of the dream took place during the night at my parent’s house, and this is where the dream gets very surprising.

I heard the sound of an aircraft outside as I was in the living room so I opened the back door to look through the screen door, I saw Donald Trump’s aircraft flying in the air, and it had his name on it and the colors red and white and blue in a certain pattern (possibly a circular pattern from early United States history that probably looked somewhat like the symbol on Ulysses’ Duster from the Lonesome Road add-on/DLC for the video game Fallout: New Vegas) to represent the United States and/or the flag of the United States and/or patriotism I guess and maybe there was a campaign slogan but I can not remember; and his aircraft was a tiltrotor VTOL aircraft that looked a lot like the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey military aircraft.

Trump’s aircraft was flying in airplane mode at first but then it switched to helicopter mode to land either in the yard of The E House or the yard next door or outside of both yards, I think that it was landing in the yard of The E House which was possibly a hotel in this dream, and so I assumed that Mr. Trump was going to be briefly campaigning in the city of D or he was just going to spend the night before moving on or he was just making a stop.

As Trump’s aircraft was trying to land something went wrong and to my surprise the aircraft crashed into the yard of The E House, and I heard and saw a loud explosion; and I saw fire and smoke, and I saw several men wearing strange somewhat goofy early science fiction-like space suit-like/ metal armor from the video game Fallout 4-like/ fire proximity suit-like gear/equipment/suits/armor/uniforms/whatever run over to the crash site with special fire extinguishers to put out the fire.

I assumed that the men were probably workers who were already there waiting for the aircraft to land so their job was probably assisting with landings and emergency situations like this because their response time was amazing, and I probably heard sirens in the distance like they had called for emergency services to help.

I stood on the back steps outside for a closer look and the crash site looked terrible with broken pieces of the aircraft on fire and somewhat scattered, like who ever was on Trump’s aircraft was probably dead but I was not sure, and the men were still trying to put out the fire on the wreckage; but I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr


Battestar Galactica The Secret Mission

Source: Wikipedia

Last night I only remembered part of my last dream, which took place inside some unknown military / civilian building.

I can not remember the beginning of the dream, but I do remember being called to an office with two soldiers guarding the outside of the office.

Inside the small, simple, and slightly dark office was William Adama from Battlestar Galactica; him and his office looked practical & simple like you would expect.

I told him that it was a pleasure to meet him and he shook my hand, and he asked me to have a seat.

He told me that he had chosen me and few other people for a secret mission, but sadly he could not tell me more about it except that it was dangerous & there was a high chance that we might die.

He said that we had to decide if we wanted to go or not, so I told him that since he felt that I qualified for the mission that I would go, and that I would do my best.

He shook my hand and thanked me for accepting the mission, and said good luck & that will be all; so I left the office wondering what this mission was supposed to be about.

The next thing I remember is being in a helicopter/plane like the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey with a team of maybe 19 other people; there was Apollo (Lee Adama), Starbuck (Kara Thrace), Helo (Karl Agathon), Sharon “Athena” Agathon (Number Eight), The Chief (Galen Tyrol), some other soldiers, some people I used to work with, and some other unknown civilians.

The helicopter/plane landed in an area that was dirt that was surrounded by a metal wall of junk metal like at a junkyard, and it had a small shack-like building with no door in the dirt area & the junk metal wall had one entrance/exit door.

We all got out and the helicopter/plane left, for some reason we only had basic camping supplies and no weapons or armor except a few knives & walking sticks.

Apollo seemed to be in charge, Starbuck seemed to be second in command, and Helo seemed to be third in command.

Apollo then ordered some of the group to set up a camp and ordered another group to secure the area & go look for guns & ammunition.

Helo was in charge of the group that went to secure the area & look for weapons/ammunition, and I joined his group.

We went out of the one door that left the dirt area and snuck around looking for any threats first; I had the feeling that there were raiders, maybe some cylons, and maybe some super mutants around some where.

The outside area was like a junk yard or a destroyed city or something, and things were pretty quiet.

After a while we found a raider camp but the raiders were not there so we started to look for weapons, ammunition, and other supplies.

We found some guns & ammunition so we all got a gun, but the group of raiders came back and a shoot out began.

I started putting all the guns, ammunition, and other supplies in bags while the fighting was going on.

I grabbed the bag of guns and ammunition, I told the others to each grab a bag & bring it back to the camp when they finish fighting, and I ran back to the camp to give the guns & ammunition to the others.

When I made it back to the camp everyone was surprised and excited that we had found guns & ammunition, but they wanted to keep it a secret; I had the feeling the entire time that we were not supposed to have guns for this mission, but no one had even explained what our mission was yet.

In the bag were a lot of pistols, a few shotguns, some submachine guns, and a few compact assault rifles.

The rest of my team made it back with a few more supplies, and that night we all had a celebration.

My whole team or Helo’s team was the center of attention, and we were treated like heroes, especially me for bringing all the guns during the fighting.

We all talked, ate, and drank by a camp fire;  we had fun and it was a nice experience.

My team got to sleep inside of the shack-like building, some of the others slept outside, and some people had guard duty protecting the entrance/exit & the dirt area.

The next day Apollo and the other leaders had a private meeting; they seemed to know more than the rest of us but would not tell us about the mission, they would just issue orders, and I had the feeling that maybe even they did not know what the real mission was; but I did feel that they knew that we were not supposed to have guns.

Apollo ordered one group to divide the supplies we had found so they could be rationed for the next few days, and he ordered Helo’s/my team to go scout the area for more threats & find more supplies.

So our team left once again, and we went to the raider camp to look for any supplies that we had missed.

As we were looking for more supplies we saw another group of raiders in the distance setting up camp under a tree in a field-like area, we were using binoculars so they were pretty far away & they could not see us.

Helo said that him and some of our team would stay to watch the raiders, while me and the others take the rest of the supplies back to the camp.

So me and a few others took the rest of the supplies back to the camp, but we noticed there were more people guarding the entrance/exit, like something had happened.

The guards at the entrance/exit told us that a group of cylons had attacked while we were gone, and that they had captured one of the cylons & I think Starbuck was interrogating it; so the two members of my team stayed to help guard the entrance/exit while I went to see what was going on.

I went into the shack-like building, which now had a curtain for a door because it used to not have a door, and inside Starbuck was interrogating a male human-like cylon that was tied up in a chair.

Starbuck shot it in the leg, and I told her to stop & that torture was against our beliefs.

She told me that she knew what she was doing and that I needed to shut up & let her do her job, and that it was a machine so it was not torture.

Then Starbuck started to beat the cylon with a pistol while asking it questions.

After that she started to waterboard the cylon (dipping its head in a bucket of water), but it still would not talk.

I made a few negative comments about what she was doing and I was about to try to stop her, but she had her whole team of soldiers protecting her.

So I told Apollo to stop this since he was in charge, but he said that even though it seemed bad, he felt that it was necessary & that Starbuck knew what she was doing.

I told him that the end does not justify the means, but he told me that he disagreed, and I left the room angry & went outside.

I went outside to calm down, and to think about the situation.

After a few minutes Starbuck called me back inside so I asked her what she wanted, but she just stared at me with a straight face while pointing a pistol at the cylon.

All this time she was trying to get information from the cylon, and she especially wanted to know if anyone in our group was a cylon or not since some cylons look like humans.

Suddenly she shot the cylon in the head while looking at me, and so I yelled at her asking her why she did that.

She said it/he was no longer of any use to her, and then she pointed the pistol at me.

I asked her what was she doing, I told her that I was John the guy that helped bring the guns & supplies back to the camp, and that I was not a cylon; as far as I knew.

She told the soldiers to un-tie the dead cylon, and then she kicked him out of the chair & told me to sit in the chair, and told the soldiers to tie me up.

She then started to yell questions at me like she had done to the cylon, she seemed to think that I was a cylon now, everyone else in the room just watched looking somewhat surprised; but they trusted Starbuck.

I decided to stay relaxed and answer Starbuck’s questions rationally hoping to get her to relax, but she was very angry.

She then pointed the pistol at me and asked me if I knew who the other cylons where, I said no, and so she shot at my leg.

The bullets tipped the side of my leg, and so I said loudly again that I did not know & that I was not a cylon; but she still did not believe me.

So she shot me in the leg in the upper part of my thigh, which hurt and made me feel weak, and I was tied up; so all I could do was bend my head down in pain & I started to breathe heavily.

I screamed that I was a human & I told them that the red blood coming out of my leg proved it, and that I did not know anything about the cylons; she then prepared to hit me with the pistol, but we heard the helicopter/plane coming.

Everyone panicked because we had guns, so I told everyone to just put the guns & ammunition in the bag, and hide it in the shack-like building.

Starbuck un-tied me and Apollo told everyone to not mention the guns or ammunition or torture to anyone.

I was hurt and weak, so I told everyone to go & I would hide the guns and ammunition, and get on the helicopter/plane last.

So I did that and then I got on the helicopter/plane; and the next thing I remember is being back inside the unknown military/civilian building.

Admiral Adama was personally thanking each one of us separately and maybe giving us a reward; he did not seem to know about the guns, ammunition, the torture, how I got wounded, or even about how Starbuck thought that I was a cylon.

He thanked me for my service and bravery, and sent me to recover at the medical wing of the building.

The medical wing was a large room with lots of bunk beds, and there were mostly women there.

Most of the people were either younger or older than me, and the oldest women appeared to be the nurses/caretakers.

There were a few kids and some teenagers, some were sick & dying and some seemed to be orphans.

One of the dying kids looked like a younger version of Athena, and I think Athena actually came to visit her sometimes, so I guess she was her daughter.

None of the people I went on the mission with, besides Athena, came to the medical wing, and none of them came to visit me or apologize; even Athena pretended not to notice me.

I spent most of my time just laying in bed watching and listening to the others talk.

Not far from me was a young woman about age 16-18, her and the older women were the only people who tried to talk to me, but I did not talk back much.

I was weak, in pain, and felt abandoned; but they kept trying to cheer me up anyway.

One day a woman who appeared to be about age 27-30, that looked somewhat sick because of how her eyes looked, came to visit the kids in the medical wing.

The older women said that the woman was the CEO of the company that owned the building, this part of the dream is unclear but I will try to type what I think happened.

The CEO, as I will call her, had average length brown hair, whitish colored skin, and her eyes looked somewhat tired which made her look slightly sick but she looked average & seemed nice.

She came in the room and started to greet & talk to the dying & sick kids, and she looked across the room at me several times.

She looked at me like she wanted to tell me something, knew me, or was interesting in learning more about me, it was strange.

I thought she was going to walk across the room to talk to me, but she seemed unsure about what she should do/say and/or she was shy, so she continued to talk with the kids.

I think she started to talk with the kids and the older women about how she could heal these kids and maybe even make them immortal, but she would let them decide if they wanted it or not.

The older women did not like the idea, but did not want the kids to die.

I wondered was this woman a vampire or something, I just remember Athena asking the CEO to heal her daughter, so she did.

But I think she bit her, which would give her a virus, but the virus would heal her & make her immortal like a vampire; except I do not think it was the same thing as vampirism.

I think she just had a virus that just made you immortal and that you did not need to drink people’s blood or anything like that, and this virus was probably passed/spread through body fluids.

Athena’s daughter started to wake up and started to look healthy again, it was amazing.

I think a few other kids wanted to be healed, so the CEO healed/infected them too, the rest were not ready to be immortal or did not want to be; so the CEO left.

As she was leaving she stopped at the door and looked across the room at me again, but then she left.

The older women started to debate about the situation, they did not like it because it reminded them of vampires and evil things too much, but they were glad that some of the kids were now healed.

Later they started talking about a dance/ball that was going to take place, and they told me that all the people I went on the mission with would be there, but I did not want to go.

They started talking about who would be a good match to go to the dance together, and stuff like that.

I just laid there in bed still weak, slightly in pain, and thinking negatively about the people who I had went on the mission with.

But then the older women started to talk about who might make a good match for me to go to the dance with, and they asked me if there was woman who I was interested in or dating at that time.

I told them that I was single and looking, and I did not want to talk about who I was interested in.

One of the women suggested the CEO, but as soon as she said that the young woman who had a bunk bed not far from me started to talk loudly about how that was a terrible idea.

She started to say negative things about the CEO such as: that she was rich, would not like someone like me, and then she started to laugh like she was trying to hide something.

I started to wonder if she hated the CEO and/or if she liked me or something, and I wondered what was wrong with her.

I then told the older women that I would go take a walk and that I may try to find the CEO to talk to her, they were excited & wished me luck.

I then started to slowly walk with a walking stick through the building hoping to find the CEO, but I did not find her, and so I went outside to get some fresh air.

The outside area looked like my neighborhood, so I walked past my grandfather’s house and saw my friend DH & my brother CC.

I started to tell them about my situation, but they did not seem to really listen, so I stopped talking about it.

As we walked to my parent’s house I noticed that the dance/ball was taking place at the house next to my parent’s house.

As I walked inside my parent’s house I noticed a group of the people who I went on the mission with waving at me to come over to the party, but I just waved back & shook my head no.

I then walked into the house annoyed, but I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr 🙂