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A Snowy Beach And Wanting Some Training

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Dream 1

All that I can remember of this dream is that I was at my shelver job at The B Parish Library, I remember arranging something, maybe my schedule and/or something else but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 2

All that I can remember of this dream is that I was at a snowy beach with snow and sand where the water level had receded about halfway so you could walk where there normally would be water, and there was a family there who had a kid who was a boy with white skin with short maybe brown hair.

The boy walked over to me and he started talking to me as I walked, I remember telling him about where the water level normally is and how this beach normally looks, and we walked and talked on the sand and snow and then on what was possibly frozen water with snow over it.

I warned the boy to be careful because I was not sure if there was frozen water under us that could break causing us to fall in freezing cold water, but the boy was a bit reckless and he ran around jumping on and playing in the snow having fun but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 3

All that I can remember of this dream is that several men dressed in all black ninja outfits were talking, several of the men were trained ninjas with guns, and two of the men were untrained (I was untrained as well but I probably did not want to become a ninja, but I did want some training) and they wanted to train to become ninjas.

The trained ninjas took us to the man who trained them, he was a high-level ninja, and they wanted to get some more training and the other two men and I wanted to get some training as well.

Each of the trained ninjas had special nicknames, they told us their nicknames, and the two untrained wannabe ninjas came up with their own nicknames but I did not pick a nickname for myself because I was not going to become a ninja and I just wanted some training.

The man who trained them walked outside the building that we were standing outside of, he walked down some steps to us, and he greeted all the trained ninjas by name.

He then looked at the two untrained wannabe ninjas and I, and he said that he did not know us so he was about to walk away with the trained ninjas to train them some more.

The two untrained wannabe ninjas explained who they were and that they wanted to get some training so that they could become real ninjas, I explained that I just wanted some training and that I did not want to become a ninja, but the high-level ninja refused to train us because he did not know us.

The others walked into the building to start their training so we followed hoping to get the high-level ninja to reconsider, and maybe he gave us each a silver revolver and some ammunition for it and he walked away.

The dream changed without me noticing, instead of ninjas, there was a South American military officer (maybe a retired general) with black hair and a mustache who was training some men, and someone else and I wanted to get some training as well.

We still had the silver revolvers, we asked the South American military officer (maybe general) to train us, but he refused at first but we asked him to give us a chance so he walked to me and told me to give him my silver revolver and ammunition so I did.

He loaded a round in my silver revolver asking if I really wanted to train, I said yes, and then he said that he would see if this was true or not and he pointed my silver revolver in my face.

I did not move or even flinch surprisingly, I just stood there looking forward, and then he pulled the trigger and the silver revolver fired but I did not get hit and I did not flinch.

He laughed and explained that those rounds were blanks, and that I passed his test so he would train us and then he sent us to a small room.

My male cousin ME entered the room and I greeted him and talked with him about what happened, and then his dad (my uncle CE) entered the room and he was going to start our training and my cousin ME was going to train with us as well.

But I woke up as I talked with them.

The end,

-John Jr

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Miscellaneous

Sink Or Swim

Source: Wikipedia

The Daily Post had a Daily Prompt today called Sink Or Swim, and this is what it said:

Tell us about a time when you were left on your own, to fend for yourself in an overwhelming situation — on the job, at home, at school.

What was the outcome?

And this is my response:

Instead of giving an example directly from my own personal life I will instead use the first example that came to my mind from many years ago when I was playing the video game Rome: Total War.

I had a few units (maybe three or four) of Spartan Hoplites together in a small army that I was sending across the map to join with one of my larger armies, but on the way we got attacked/ambushed by a very large army of many units near a forest; and we could not avoid the battle, and so we had to fight this battle with only three or four units of Spartan Hoplites against an army with many units.

My general gave a speech before the battle started and then when the battle started I immediately sent my Spartan Hoplites to hide in the forest using the trees to cover their flanks while we use the phalanx formation to cover our fronts, and I wanted the enemy to have to split up and find me and have to fight my units from the front of their phalanx where we would have the advantage.

My plan lured a few units of the enemy into the forest right into one of my phalanx formations, my unit was holding them even though they were greatly out-numbered, and eventually I flanked them with another unit and we were winning; but eventually the other general sent in more of their units into the forest to surround us and finish us off, and I was forced to move all of my Spartan Hoplites together in a circle formation near some trees to cover their flanks while they all used the phalanx formation to cover their fronts.

This was my last stand, we were surrounded and my units were a bit tired after fighting for a long time and out-numbered, but my Spartan Hoplites kept fighting and the morale was still high enough where they were not going to route/flee so they were going to fight to the death; and eventually we routed some of the enemy units, and this caused some of the other enemy units to flee as well.

This left an opening on the battlefield that allowed me to flank some of their units causing heavy casualties on their side causing more of their units to flee, we started to chase some of their units, but then I let my units rest a bit as I waited for the enemy general unit and several of their other units to attack us.

I used one unit to distract the enemy general and his units and I flanked them with my other units, we probably killed the enemy general during the battle causing his units to flee, but then some of the previous enemy units who were fleeing stopped fleeing to attack us again; and so I spent the rest of the battle fighting off units who kept fleeing and then returning to fight until eventually the other army completely fled the battlefield after taking heavy casualties, and we won the battle.

After the battle my surviving Spartan Hoplites eventually reached one of my main armies, they healed up and trained up and built-up their units again, and eventually were able to move out with the rest of my armies to continue conquering the map.

That battle was basically my own Battle Of Thermopylae.

The end,

-John Jr

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Dreams

July 4, 2015 | Dream Journal

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Dream 1

All that I can remember of this dream is being inside a multi-story school/college-like building, some other students and I went inside a room with old military uniforms from different countries (mostly from the USA) from maybe the American Revolutionary War until maybe World War II, and we each had to quickly pick a uniform to wear so that we could take a group photograph where everyone would be together but separated in different lines based on which uniform you were wearing.

Unfortunately there was not enough time for me to look through most of the uniforms or to try them on, and so I had to rush and almost randomly pick a uniform; and I put the uniform on, it turned out to be a Confederate General’s/Commander uniform supposedly, and so I got in line with the other students wearing Confederate uniforms; and the General/Commander for our group was a man who looked like or was the comedian Stephen Colbert, but I was accidentally wearing the General’s uniform (we used the term Commander instead of General for some unknown reason).

I told Commander Colbert that we should quickly change uniforms because he was the Commander, he said that it was not necessary and we probably did not have enough time to change, and then it was time for us to line up and take our photographs; and after we took our photographs I remember walking to another room that was a small cafeteria where some of my former classmates were sitting like my former female classmate DF, and I sat down to talk with them.

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Dreams

Playing Games With My Cousin DE & Russell Crowe Starring As A Spartan General

Russell Crowe in Gladiator (2000)
Titles: Gladiator
People: Russell Crowe
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Dream 1

I barely remember part of my first dream and some of my second dream, the first dream was inspired by Galm from YouTube playing the video game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, I watched several of Galm’s Skyrim gameplays before going to sleep; and so the dream probably focused on that video game and maybe playing that video game, but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 2

All that I can remember of the second/last dream is that it started during the day on my parents street and I was with several people who I can not remember, as we walked by the G House we saw my male cousin DE talking with some of his fictional male friends on the front porch of the G House, and so we stopped to talk with them.