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


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


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.


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.


A Class Reunion Party + Little Korea? + United States Continuity Of Government Under Attack = ?

I forgot all of my dreams from last night except for one long and detailed interesting dream that started in a slightly fictional version of D during the day, and at some point I came across some of my former classmates who probably told me that my high school class was having a class reunion and/or a class reunion party; and they convinced me into going, even though I did not really want to go at first, and at some point I went to the class reunion party.

There were more things that happened in the dream before this part but I can not remember those parts of the dream except for talking with some of my former classmates like AM who was telling me about his life/work/new-found fame from a project that he was working on, I just remember arriving at the class reunion party on an upper floor of a fictional modern building, and many of my former classmates were there; and there was food, drink, music, dancing, games, dares, people making out/kissing/et cetera, et cetera like an amazing college/high school/super/whatever party.

Everyone was having a good time and I mostly talked with some of my former classmates, some of whom kept trying to get me to have more fun, and slowly they helped me to become more comfortable & to start having more fun; and my former classmate K(C)E basically grabbed me and she literally held on to me trying to make out with me, I focused on talking with her at first, but eventually we started making out pretty heavily until we got interrupted by some of our other former classmates who started watching us & goofing around cheering us on.

We then went around the party having fun and at some point some of my former classmates like MT/SS/JB/JC/DH/et cetera probably took me to another area/place/island/country/whatever but I can not remember the details, and I just remember us going outside probably across a bridge to a small island that was like its own country/tourist attraction that seemed to be like a small version of an island in Korea or somewhere like that.

There were people living on the island like they had their own culture/village on the island & almost all the signs were written in a language that might have been Korean, because I saw one sign that had a bit of English on it that had a circular symbol like the North Korean flag with the words North Korea written under it, and at first a lot of the villagers were performing traditional dances/music/et cetera for visitors on the beach; and they also sold arts/crafts/food/drink/et cetera at the back of the beach in a small market area.

Close to the water in this area was a somewhat small natural stadium-like area where people could sit & look at the water & do other things, and some of my former classmates & I went to this area to relax because the weather was very nice & this area had a good view of the water; and at some point some of us walked around the island to explore near the more modern areas that had stores/businesses with nothing but Korean/whatever language text/words on signs/windows/et cetera.

Most of the villagers did not speak English or much English and the modern areas only accepted Korean/whatever money, and so I did not go inside any of the businesses in this area even though I wanted to because I was being cautious because I could not speak the Korean/whatever and I had no Korean/whatever money.

At some point some of us walked back to the somewhat natural stadium-like area by the water on the beach but on our way I noticed that almost all the villagers at the beach had went home/shopping/to temples/et cetera; and I even passed a temple where I heard interesting Asian-style music/chants/instruments/et cetera, and so I assumed that their work for the day was over and/or it was break time and/or something like that.

At some point back at the somewhat natural stadium-like area a few children from the village started playing by & in the water trying to catch fish, crabs, lobsters, et cetera; and I saw huge lobster, and one of the kids (a boy) caught it & brought it near us.

The kids celebrated and the boy’s mother came & she was happy/proud of her son who caught the lobster but she was not happy at her other son who had failed to catch anything, even though she only spoke Korean/whatever, I still understood/guessed some of what she was saying; and she basically scolded her other son for failing to catch anything & she made fun of him/insulted him/called him negative names, which I thought was mean, and she obviously favored her son who was good at catching things.

The boy also caught a large long fish, and after that he caught a strange sticky fish with maybe brownish/goldish/another color colored skin/scales/whatever that reminded me of somewhat thick silly string that had this written/tattooed/whatever on it: Virginia *Something That I Can Not Remember That Might Have Started With A D or A L (Maybe The Word Labs)* , and to me this implied that the strange fish was genetically engineered in a science lab in the state of Virginia; and I wondered how did the fish get here near the island.

Whenever the boy tried to throw the sticky fish back in the water it would stick to the rocks because it was very sticky, and it had pink colored stuff down the middle of its stomach like part of its guts were hanging out & the fish used the pink gut-looking stuff to move/climb on the rocks; and so it took several tries until the fish finally went back into the water.

I walked away for a moment to a quiet area where I might have accidentally over-heard two men talking in a mostly hidden area or I walked across another bridge that connected with the mainland/another country which was the United States I think that led to a modern building that might have been like The Pentagon (where there were high level people from the military, politics, intelligence agencies, et cetera) & I went to a bathroom where I over-heard two men talking, either way I heard two men talking about classified information, I was guessing that one of the men was a spy (maybe from Russia, but that is a wild guess) trying to learn about some classified US intelligence.

One of the men worked at the Pentagon-like building and he was bragging about classified information that he knew about involving the continuity of the United States government (United States Federal Government Continuity Of Operations / Continuity of Operations (COOP)), the other man was taking advantage of the workers ego, and he kept encouraging him to share more information; and as I walked away I had the feeling that the man who I thought was a spy was going to gain access to some or most of that classified information about the United States continuity of government plans, and that information would be used in an attack and/or to carry out an attack on the United States and/or for other purposes.

That information included information about how the United States government would handle an emergency situation to preserve the governmental systems/government of the country such as: safe places where government officials like the President & Vice-President would be taken/hidden/protected/et cetera, how/where/when they would be transported, what they would be transported in, who would replace who, the various protocols/laws/rules/et cetera, et cetera.

I went back to the stadium-like area on the island where the kids were playing still, and a somewhat over-weight military general with whitish colored skin wearing a dress uniform with a lot of badges /whatever showing his rank & many awards & came walking across the bridge from the Pentagon-like building & his adult daughter was with him who looked like Cameron Diaz & they came to the stadium-like area to take a break/relax I guess; and the daughter seemed very spoiled by her father (the general), and she went to play with/talk with the kids from the village as her father the general watched.

I somehow started a conversation with the general as his daughter played with the children & she kept asking her dad to buy her various things that some of the kids were selling, but at some point a United States government agent of some kind came running across the bridge from the Pentagon-like building to the general & he whispered something in his ear; and I assumed that it was news that the classified United States continuity of government files/plans/whatever were hacked/accessed/copied/whatever.

The general looked panicked and he told his daughter that he had to go & he probably told the agent to send someone to take his daughter to a safe location, and the general & the agent ran off to the Pentagon-like building across the bridge on the mainland/in the United States & I went with them for some unknown reason(s).

We ran inside the building as the general gave out orders to agents to move the President, Vice-President, et cetera to safe locations as agents/whoever explain the situation to him, and so there were various calls to different agencies/video feeds/intelligence feeds/agents running around/et cetera; and everyone was on high alert, and the alert level was so high that they activated the current continuity of government plans for the United States.

Because the current United States continuity of government plans were probably accessed/hacked/whatever by an unauthorized person, the general called for new plans to be made/to begin to be made, but until then the current plans were activated; and after taking care of this the general, agent, and I went to go to the bathroom quickly before leaving to take the general to his secure location I guess.

The agent kept rushing us saying that there was no time but we had to use the bathroom, I remember trying to urinate at a urinal, and the agent stood by me annoying me to hurry while I tried to urinate which was annoying & funny; and during this time an idea came to my mind, and before we left the bathroom I told them that they should cancel the current continuity of government plans & the process of making new ones at this time.

They asked me why and I told them my theory/hypothesis/guess/suspicion which was: that maybe the attacker/attackers/hackers/spy/spies/whoever wanted them to activate the current continuity of government plans so that they could attack because they now knew the plans and/or maybe they wanted to trick them into making new plans because they had something/someone in place to copy/assess the knew plans so that they could use those in the future to carry out an attack/whatever.

Basically I felt that they were being manipulated in a clever attack, my hypothesis made sense to them/seemed likely to them, and so they ran out the bathroom to cancel the current continuity of government plans & the process to create new plans until they could figure out what was going on & who was behind it; and I remember the general asking them to find the President’s location to warn them/him, but they could not locate him/them.

The general started to panic a bit and he told them to warn all agencies to cancel the current plans, to put the United States on lock-down, mobilize the military & put them on high alert, et cetera; but I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr