I went to sleep on the living room couch, and I was in and out of many very short dreams with possibly hallucination-like dreams and experiences and I even had some sleep paralysis; but I did not record any of them.
After sleeping on the couch for a few hours I finally got in bed, when I was almost sleep or when I was in low-level sleep or semi-sleep, I heard a female voice that sounded like my former female classmate KM loudly say my name.
This dream was possibly inspired by me still adjusting to the new time change, near season change, darker days, weather change, my new extra library job (a few extra hours a week in Tech Services to go along with my usual shelving job in the Shelving Department so I so I have to learn new things and adjust), slightly longer and new working schedule, the approaching holidays and the extra complications at work during this time of year, recovering from sickness, still not getting enough sleep as usual, a backlog of 4 books to read that I am in the process of reading (2 at a time), et cetera.
This dream was a long quicksand-like dream with some repeating elements to it that can make you feel a bit trapped and slowly overwhelmed, and that made the dream feel long and almost never-ending.
I was at The BP Library working during the dream, but the library was slightly larger and slightly nicer but looked mostly the same but not completely.
Some of my coworkers were there like maybe my female coworker TR, my supervisor Ms. JM, my female coworker CR, my female coworker JB, maybe Mrs. RB, and maybe a few others.
This long dream involved me juggling working normally, helping patrons, helping coworkers, talking with coworkers and patrons (like my former male classmate MT who was in the dream at some point), trying to remove malware / grayware from some fictional desktop computers running a slightly older version of Microsoft Windows that were on some shelves at the beginning of the adult fiction section and maybe the end of the large print adult fiction section, maybe dealing with an angry male patron who was possibly bothering JB, and more.
I kept juggling all of these things throughout the dream with no breaks and it felt like my work shift was longer and possibly never-ending, I was managing though, but the angry patron and the unknowns with the computer malware removal while juggling everything else slowly became more annoying / draining / stressful as things piled up higher on me increasing the pressure.
Besides helping JB deal with the angry patron (I possibly almost had to fight this patron, but I can not remember if things got physical or not), the coworker who(m) I talked with the most in the dream was CR, and me and CR talked and worked together in the stacks in the middle of the library and in the shelving room and even in the lobby; and we probably both took a bathroom break at the same time and talked afterward briefly.
My former male classmate MT helped me briefly with the computer malware / grayware issue, he probably was not allowed to help directly but he possibly brought the issue to my attention, I was not sure what / which version of Microsoft Windows was installed or if an anti-malware program was already installed or not and I did not have my USB flash drive with my portable anti-malware programs so first I downloaded Norton Power Eraser (NPE) to start scanning for malware on the computers but I had to do this one-at-a-time so I got interrupted a lot and had to stop to do other things often.
I knew that Norton Power Eraser was free, portable, light, quick, aggressive, and would probably take care of most of the malware / grayware and other issues related to that so I wanted to start with that before maybe downloading and running HitmanPro (trial version in portable mode) for a second opinion to see if it would find anything else (I like HitmanPro but there is not a real / true free version other when the trial version ends and it can detect things but you can not remove the detected threats without paying for the paid version, if it were not for that then it would be my favorite second opinion anti-malware scanner, and so until then I still need to also use things like Norton Power Eraser and the regular free version and / or portable free version of Zemana AntiMalware et cetera to remove detected threats and any missed threats) and Malwarebytes AdwCleaner and then find out what or if any real-time anti-malware program was installed (like Windows Defender) and run a scan with that.
I am not sure if I was able to download anything else besides Norton Power Eraser during the dream, probably not, since I was starting with Norton Power Eraser that is what I was focusing on downloading and running on each of those desktop computers.
In real life most of our library computers run the CentOSLinux distrubution as their operating system and not Microsoft Windows, and so even in this dream I was a bit confused and surprised that he had some desktop computers with Windows and on some bookshelves which was even more odd.
MT was gone at some point in the dream, which was unfortunate, because I wanted to talk to him some more about which anti-malware products et cetera he was using now-a-days and I was curious for his opinion on computer stuff since he was always more knowledgeable and experienced than me on / with this.
Norton Power Eraser kept detecting things, I would use the remove / fix option, it would ask to restart the computer so I would, and then I would run another scan and it would detect things (possibly the same things again), and I would repeat the process.
This repeating process kept happening in the dream as I had to keep juggling everything else, it was annoying, Norton Power Eraser would say that things were successfully fixed / removed but a new scan seemed to reveal that as not true or that somehow everything kept getting undone.
Having to keep restarting computers made the process even longer, no one from the IT Department were around for me to ask about this, and so I had to deal with this myself.
I started to wonder how long had I been at work, what time was it, when would my work shift end, et cetera as I had to deal with this repeating cycle while juggling everything else at work endlessly.
I started to feel a bit trapped but eventually I was able to wake up.
I will count this as a second dream even though I am not sure if it was part of the previous dream or not.
I just remember being in an automobile that my mom was driving during the day on our way back home, and along the way we had picked up our male former semi-neighbor T who used to semi-live at The Semi-Abandoned House.
I was not happy about this and I did not think that we should have given him a ride, but it was what my mom wanted so we gave him a ride.
T had bags of groceries, which is something that I never saw him with before in real-life, in real life it was like he did not need to eat or drink or do almost anything like most humans so he seemed more like a vampire or some kind of other non-human entity or something which almost made me question if he was even a real person or if he was on some kind of undercover operation and / or if he was on the run (he was a very suspect person with probably a criminal past (including jail and maybe prison time) and criminal current who would not even share his first name, and so we only knew him by the nickname that he mentioned that other people call him by).
I do no trust T or want him around and I do not even want to see him and I am glad that he no longer semi-lives near us anymore, my gut feelings about him have always been to avoid him and to not trust him and that he is probably parasitic (will keep using you) and / or dangerous and / or that something is off about him, and this was no different in this dream so I felt that and thought this the entire time in this dream.
In this dream T once had a dog back when he was still our semi-neighbor, he possibly did not have the dog now, and my mom mentioned this and they talked about the dog in the past et cetera.
My mom then told T something that I did not think that she should have told him, she told him that we once went into The Semi-Abandoned House probably during the period shortly after he got kicked out after unnecessarily cutting down a tree that ended up falling on parts of the house and damaging it, going into the house happened in a past dream and not in real life.
In the past dream we were doing something that I can not remember and my parents ended up going inside the house even though I did not think that it was a good idea, we saw signs that someone (probably T), was probably sneaking into the house sometimes and probably sleeping there sometimes even though he got kicked out.
I am not sure what T’s response was to this but I know that I thought that telling him this was a mistake, and shortly after this he asked us to drop him off near The Semi-Abandoned House so we stopped there to do this.
I offered to help him take his grocery bags out of the vehicle and I started helping him because I wanted him out of here quickly as possible, but I woke up.
I had several dreams last night, several of them were probably connected, but I woke up several times during the night and I did not voice record my dreams so I forgot most of them except for barely part of my last dream.
My last dream took place during the day, possibly on several different days, in the city of D; and it involved me walking to and/or from and/or by the C Elementary School, the HD Head Start School, and the field that is by both of them.
In the middle of the field was a fictional shack-like building that was just one small bedroom when you went inside of it and the bedroom had a twin size(d) bed, a small television, a small bookshelf, a small chest-of-drawers, maybe a ceiling fan and lights, a storage chest, and several other things; and it was in pretty good condition.
Each day I would walk through this area either from and/or to and/or by both of the schools that I mentioned earlier but I can not remember if I ever went to any of the schools or not or if I was a student or worker or not, and I came across a few people during the dream during my walks; and I talked with them but I can not remember who they were or what we talked about, but I think that one of them was a male former schoolmate or classmate of mine and/or someone who(m) I met at the church near CS Bank many years ago who was somewhat tall with whitish colored skin and short medium-colored hair and/or it was my former male classmate SB.
Each day I would briefly stop in the field to go inside the shack-like building/bedroom, I probably would store some things in there and look at some of the things that I had stored there, and it was like a place I would go to maybe relax/explore/be alone/think of old memories/et cetera almost like it represented a storage place of old memories/objects and/or something like that maybe (like in the movie Inception where the character Mal Cobb hid something/a truth inside an old house inside a vault that was hidden inside a dollhouse).
One day I found something new inside the shack-like building/bedroom that I did not put there and my dad entered the room/building telling me that it was him who put it there for me, he got it from one of the schools where he was working without permission, and so I told him that he should probably take it back or at least ask if he could have it; but he did not think that was necessary, but I insisted.
My dad left at some point and maybe someone else came to the shack-like building/bedroom and maybe I talked with them, I was surprised because almost no one but me ever seemed to explore the shack-like building/bedroom even though it was always unlocked in a field near two schools, and no one had even stolen/stole anything that I would store in there; but that is all that I can remember of this dream.
I barely remember part of two dreams from last night with the first dream taking place inside of a house or one-story apartment building, and this dream slightly reminded me of the two Japanese animated (anime) films by Hayao Miyazaki called Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle because of the way some of the characters looked/acted/their powers/et cetera; but I forgot most of the dream unfortunately, but it was a magical dream literally & figuratively.
There were other dream characters in the dream but I can not remember them or the parts of the dream that they were in but I know that other dream characters were in the dream, but I only remember the parts of the dream with two of the main characters of the dream who both had magical powers; and the most powerful of them was a very large being/man, I do not think that he was Human or looked Human usually but he could probably change his appearance so I can not remember, and he was the antagonist/bad guy/villain.
The other main character was a normal sized man who possibly was Human but I am not sure, he was less powerful, he was the protagonist/good guy/hero, and I helped him in the dream.
They both seemed to be magicians/sorcerers/wizards or just powerful beings/people who knew each other, but who both were enemies now for some reason(s); and they both lived in different parts of the house/apartment.
The house/apartment had several people living inside of it sharing halls & various other rooms but each person had their own room/apartment inside this shared building, the walls/ceiling/carpet were mostly a whitish/grayish color I think, and I probably lived somewhere in the building; and at some point in the dream the large powerful being/man probably did something negative to some people/some people I knew and/or me, and maybe the smaller powerful being/man helped us but I am not sure.
Whatever happened caused me to join the smaller powerful being/man as we tried to help other people & defend against the large powerful being & try to stop the large powerful being/man, but he was too powerful it seemed; and so it seemed that the best that we could do was to defend against his attacks & hope for the best.
The two powerful beings were in a constant battle where the smaller powerful being was not powerful enough to really do offense against the large powerful being, but he was just/barely powerful/smart enough to usually avoid getting killed/defeated/to defend himself; and so their battle did not seem like it would end, but during the dream the large powerful being probably started to get more powerful after using some new tactics that might have involved absorbing energy/power from other people who lived in the apartment/house (maybe he absorbed the energy/power of some people I knew in the dream earlier and/or tried to until the smaller being helped us, and later he probably absorbed the energy/power of some people who we could not save but we tried to save).
At some point the smaller being and I went to the room/apartment of the large powerful being to attack him instead of defending all the time since the situation was getting bad, inside his room/apartment he had a lot of open space & tall ceilings since he was so large, and we fought him but we lost; and we had to run back to the smaller beings room/apartment.
The smaller being felt that the large powerful being was now too strong to even properly defend against now, he felt that the balance was broken & that it would safer for us to avoid fights & maybe leave the apartment/house, but I did not want to leave the other people to get killed and/or have their energy/power absorbed; and so I tried to convince him to continuing fighting with me because I could not do it alone, but I woke up.
The second dream took place in the LC Mall and I was walking through the mall noticing that there were some new stores, there was a Ryan’s Buffet or Piccadilly restaurant in the open that was along the sides & middle areas of the mall from shortly before the Food Court until the other side of mall, on the right side of the mall at the end almost all the stores were closed with metal garage-like doors covering them, before the food court was a small open library on the right side of the mall, et cetera.
I saw lots of people eating at this new open restaurant/buffet as I walked past people eating/drinking at the tables that were scattered in the open around the mall & I tried to find the counter/cash register so I could ask them about the restaurant but I only found the area where the dishwasher was (an older woman who did not see me standing there waiting to ask her a question), and so I kept walking & exploring the mall wondering how did so much change so fast & how did so many stores close on one side of the mall at one time.
I stopped at GameStop because I remembered a probably past forgotten dream where I thought about buying something that goes inside of a VCR (videocassette recorder) Player from GameStop, in that dream it costs $80 but they were going to give me a discount to where it would only cost $40 but that was still expensive & so I told them that I would think about it & I left, and so in this dream I went back to buy it; and AJ (if that is his name) was at the counter/cash register, and he remembered me & what I wanted to buy from that past dream.
He showed the object to me, it looked like a VCR cassette tape that might be for cleaning VCR players maybe but I am not sure, and he added a hard case & several VCR cassette tapes with it for free; and he put them in a bag, and I bought them before I decided to change my mind (I almost changed my mind still & I even mentioned this out-loud to AJ); and then I left to glance at the new small open library in the mall.
In the library area I noticed a small wooden bookshelf that looked familiar like a bookshelf from my parent’s house, and on it were photo-albums/school year books/books/cards/signatures/personal items for my family with most of it being for my mom & dad but some of it was for me & maybe my brothers; and I was shocked/surprised, and I stopped to look at some of our photographs (mostly of my mom & some of her classmates when she was younger & still in school).
I wondered how did this get in the mall and I saw this as a huge privacy/security blunder/blooper/accident/incident for my family & I (but at the same time I stopped to look at the personal items & think of old memories, which was nice/fun), this bookshelf was in the open area of the mall where anyone could have taken it/bought it/stole it/rented it, and so I started gathering everything what was ours so that I could tell the librarian(s) that it belonged to my family and I & ask how did it get in the mall & so that I could take it all back home but I woke up.
Last night I only remember part of several dreams with the first dream taking place in a small strange dream world, and the dream re-started several times.
During at least two of the restarts I was in a strange dream world with my cousin DE, and we were walking in a small desert-like area of the dream world.
This dream world was strange and it had a desert-like area, a small sea, a few other land areas, and maybe a strange city in the distance.
In all the restarts of the dream, there was something in the direction of the city that we were afraid of seeing us, so we were constantly cautious; it was like there might have been a tower or something in the city, but I am not sure.
Whatever it was, we were very afraid, and we would use the sand storms as cover as we moved; and we tried to stay as far away from the city as we could.
I think it was a strange city in the distance, but it seemed to be quiet and empty probably, but we were too afraid to really even look in that direction for long; we would glance in that direction every so often to make sure that we were not seen, by whatever we were afraid of.
This dream world was so small, that you could see the entire planet/world, so it was a very small planet.
At some point my cousin DE and I found a small entrance in the sand, that led to an underground museum-like place.
The place was in good condition and had lights, and several rooms full of artifacts from several ancient cultures; probably Egyptian, Aztec, Mayan, and maybe a few others.
My cousin DE was amazed and knew about some of the artifacts and was telling me about some of them.
At some point I remember either us finding another underground museum-like place or the dream restarted, and at some point we came across a group of men & women.
The men looked and acted like they were in a Latin gang or something, and they looked meanly at us as they passed by; but that is all I remember of those parts of the dream.
We were afraid of the same unknown thing that my cousin DE and I were afraid of, from the same direction in the dream world, and we were traveling through the rough areas of the sea for cover.
Oddly the sea had some rough windy and wavy areas, like a bad storm, right next to calm areas of the sea; it was strange.
The dream restarted several times, but at some point we reached a calm part of the sea that was far enough away from the city area, that we did not have to worry about whatever we were afraid of seeing us.
In this calm area were strange sea creatures and some large sleeping water dragon-like creatures, and this part of the sea was cold like the arctic or something.
We had to be quiet to avoid waking up the strange water dragon-like creatures, and we managed to reach land at the end/back of this dream world/planet.
It was a small land area with a small library at the furthest part of this world and there were these strange sleeping alligator-like creatures around some of the book shelves, and I had to use this small hover board to float over them to avoid waking them up.
At some point I reached the top of a bookshelf in the corner away from the sleeping creatures, and I was supposed to use my dream powers to do something.
The other dream characters were waiting on me to close my eyes, focus, and maybe sleep in the dream to control it or something; but I am not sure what I was supposed to do exactly.
Whatever I was supposed to do was important and I was the only one that could do it, so my guess is that it had something to do with stopping/defeating whatever it was that we were afraid of in the direction of the city and/or maybe we were trying to escape from this dream world/planet.
While I was trying to focus, I remember hearing a school bell ringing and someone said that it was time for class, and I felt that I was supposed to be going to class; so I was going to have to wait until later to use my dream powers for whatever it was that I was supposed to do, but I woke up.
In my next dream I remember going to a small restaurant early in the morning to have a date with NF, but while waiting for NF to arrive, I see CW.
I was surprised to see her and we started to have a good conversation, I used to like CW back in high school, so I was feeling a bit odd & confused; since I was supposed to be having a date with NF soon, but I was having a great conversation with CW, and old memories/feeling were starting to come back.
NF arrived, which made me feel even more awkward, and so I had to briefly introduce CW & NF to each other; and I had to end my conversation with CW and I told her that I hoped to see her again soon, and then I began my date with NF.
NF wanted to eat breakfast I think but I wanted to have lunch later, but I went ahead and we ordered breakfast; while we were eating I noticed a plane flying in the sky and then suddenly it started to fall from the sky, and this happened to several planes.
People began to panic and they started to run to a gym that was near by, and I told NF to go there while I tried to find out what was happening; I was curious and wondered if I would see some spaceships in the sky soon.
I saw my family outside and I told them to go to the gym as well, and I went with them to the gym to make sure that NF was okay; she was fine and I told my family & her to stay in the gym until the situation was clear.
I then went back outside to watch the sky, but I woke up