The Sandman (Season 1)

What Is It?

The 2022 Netflix American fantasy drama TV show The Sandman (Season 1).

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Here is how The IMDb describes this TV show:

Upon escaping after decades of imprisonment by a mortal wizard, Dream, the personification of dreams, sets about to reclaim his lost equipment.

A wizard attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother, Dream, instead. Fearful for his safety, the wizard kept him imprisoned in a glass bottle for decades. After his escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. — Neil Gaiman’s Official Site

This is how Wikipedia describes this TV show:

The Sandman is an American fantasy drama television series based on the comic book of the same name, written by Neil Gaiman and published by DC Comics. The series was developed by Gaiman, David S. Goyer, and Allan Heinberg for the streaming service Netflix, and is produced by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television. Like the comic, The Sandman tells the story of Morpheus / Dream, the titular Sandman. The series stars Tom Sturridge as Morpheus, with Boyd Holbrook, Vivienne Acheampong, and Patton Oswalt in supporting roles.

Dream, the personification of dreams and one of the seven Endless, is captured in an occult ritual in 1916. After being held captive for 106 years, Dream escapes and sets out to restore order to his realm, The Dreaming.[4]


A Semi-Lucid Dream? | Defending Property

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Dream 1

The first dream was a long and interesting dream that possibly went semi-lucid at some point in the dream (I think that my comment on Flynn’s post last night where I mentioned lucid dreaming helped make this possible), and all that I can remember of the dream is that I think that it started during the day and I was jogging/walking with my brother GC and one of my former male classmates (maybe TC) and one or more other people who(m) I can not remember.

I remember us jogging/walking/talking until we reached the bus stop where C Elementary School should be but it was a prison or jail instead of a school and several people we knew were in the jail/prison outside during their break like maybe my male cousins ME and ME, and several of my former male classmates from Eastside; and we talked to them on the other side of the fence that separated us, but that is all that I can remember of this part of the dream.

The next part of the dream took place inside an interesting and strange shopping mall on a tall area/large platform that over-looked parts of the mall and smaller platforms (that were either supported by pillars and/or they could float), I can not remember most of this part of the dream unfortunately, but it seems that maybe the dream went semi-lucid somehow and at some point during this part of the dream but I am not sure.

I remember that several other people (possibly my dream security or just random people helping me) and I getting attacked by various threats that I can not remember, and I had some dream superpowers probably because the dream was semi-lucid but my powers were weak because the dream was probably only barely lucid and/or I did not try to control the dream much.

I remember being told by one of the dream characters (maybe the head of my dream security or the toughest person among the people helping me), maybe a tall woman with whitish colored skin with short yellowish colored hair who somewhat reminded me of a tougher version of the actress Gwendoline Christie who spoke English with an American accent, that one or more of the threats were more powerful than me (faster, stronger, et cetera) in my current form and that she did not think that I could defeat them unless I power/powered up.

I had a lot more power but I did not unlock it, probably because I did not want the dream to become unstable and probably because I did not want to control the dream too much and probably because the dream was semi-lucid, she did not think that we could win unless I powered up so she probably recommended that some of them would distract the threats while some of them would protect me as I/we escape and then the rest of them would retreat if they were still alive, but I did not want any of them to die and I wanted to have a bit of fun because I still felt powerful/confident enough to survive this so I came up with another plan.

I told her that I wanted them to fight the weaker threats while I distract/fight the powerful threats while moving them away from them and maybe I wanted them to all retreat after defeating the weaker threats and let me handle the rest, she did not like this plan because her focus was to protect me and to follow the safest/most cautious plan (which is what I would expect of my dream security), and I told her that she was probably correct and that her plan was better but that I felt that I could at least give them time to defeat the weak threats and escape and survive against the powerful threats long enough until it was time for me to escape.

She did not want to follow my plan but eventually I got her to follow it and I started fighting/distracting the powerful threats, she was correct about them being more powerful than me, but I used tactics/tricks that allowed me to barely survive; and I remember gliding/flying around avoiding them, dodging bullets/lasers from some of the weaker threats, fighting some of the weaker threats, and eventually I reached the first floor of the mall and they were no longer after me it seemed.

I either escaped from them or I trapped them in a genjutsu / illusion or I defeated them but I can not remember, at this point I walked around almost like every thing was safe as people shopped in the mall, and I remember picking up a fake plastic video game pistol that you would use with a gaming console or arcade; and I imagined that it could shoot real bullets and then it could, I imagined that it could shoot constant lasers like a lasgun from Frank Herbert’s Dune books and it could, and then I imagined that it could shoot like a normal laser gun and it could.

I also changed the color and sound of the laser and the effect/affect that it would make when hitting something just by thinking/imagining it, I asked a random man in the dream how I should change the laser pistol, and he mentioned Star Wars and Hans Solo’s laser pistol; and so I changed it to shoot and sound like that, and then I continued exploring the mall having fun but no longer trying to control parts of the dream.

At some point it seemed that everyone was being forced to stay inside the mall by maybe the military because a war was going on outside probably, I assume that the country and city was under attack (maybe by even more of the threats who attacked me earlier, and maybe more powerful threats and/or the ones who I possibly did not defeat yet), and I remember most of us sitting down along the middle of the mall.

I remember sitting around a group of people who all had medium-to-dark brownish colored skin with dark-colored hair one of the people possibly reminded me of the actor Tyler Perry, one of the people was a man with dark-brownish colored skin who was supposed to be a Christian preacher/minister, one of the people was a woman who reminded me of Tyler Perry’s character Madea, and the rest of the people reminded me of reality television stars from maybe the BET television channel.

There was a lot of relationship drama going on among this group and the biggest drama involved the preacher/minister who was allegedly cheating/committing adultery, there was a lot of anger and arguing, and at some point I remember people being lined up because we all were being drafted to the military to fight in the war; and they did not even have time to train us because the city was under attack and things were so bad that they needed as many people as they could, and so they were going to give us guns and ammunition and throw us on the battlefield.

I remember being in line with some of my former classmates and some fictional people, everyone that I saw was too old to be drafted but the situation was so bad that they were drafting every adult it seemed even those of us who were older than drafting age, and I remember there was a woman with whitish colored skin who maybe I liked but she liked someone else; and near me was my former female classmate CW, who I used to like in high school, and she was looking for her abusive boyfriend or husband who keeps cheating on her and leaving so she keeps having to go find him and bring him back.

The woman who I possibly liked probably told me that she liked someone else and she told my former classmate CW that she needs to stop wasting her time with her abusive and cheating boyfriend or husband and break up with him, and that there was a good man here who probably still likes her and has liked her since high school; and she told her that man was me.

I remember talking to both of them and then my former classmate CW and my former male classmate JP moved to one of the lines that were leading to the exit where they would give you a gun and some ammunition and then send you outside, the line would continue until the next point, and at some point you would reach the battlefield.

As the lines got closer to the exit I noticed that people became more nervous/scared/sad/et cetera and I saw that people wanted to cry but they tried to hold it in, I was feeling surprisingly well even though I felt that most or all of us would probably die and that we would possibly lose the war, and I remember my former classmate CW and I briefly talking about the past about when she turned me down when I finally told her that I liked her and how things would be different if we had dated; and we wondered about our future if we survived the war.

Things got quiet as we got closer to the exit and most people were ready to cry, I was still doing good until my former classmate JP turned around to me and told me an emotional poem that he made based on when we used to be in school and letting me know that he considered me a friend, and then I started to get emotional and I thanked him; and I had to do breathing exercises to stop myself from crying, and a man in line with us who was about to cry asked me if I was okay because he heard me breathing oddly.

I said something like: “No man, I am not doing good, I am trying to control my breathing to stop myself from crying.” , and suddenly most of the people around me who heard this started crying because finally they felt that it was okay to cry after hearing someone else admit that they were not doing good and that they wanted to cry.

And the crying spread and I started crying and the man who asked me this question started crying, I remember getting my gun and ammunition and continuing outside as we were still crying, and a man who was the comedic type started joking while crying; and he joked about wondering what I had said to make everyone start crying.

He joked about his version of what I said and in his version he said that I said, that I was doing good and that it was okay to cry, and so he and the others started crying; and I told him that is not what I said, he joked that was what his mind heard, and I started laughing so hard that I fell on the ground and I could not get up.

Everyone started laughing and it was so funny and fun, there we were crying and laughing, and it felt so good to let that out as we were on our way to fight the war on the battlefield in the distance even though it looked hopeless, but I woke up because I was laughing so hard that I accidentally woke myself up from all the strong emotions.

Dream 2

All that I can remember of the second/last dream is that it either involved my dream security and I or a small group of dream characters and I trying to survive, we had two properties with one being a large multi-story house or building where we did certain day activities, and the other being a smaller tall multi-story house where we slept/lived and that was our main safe-house; and it was like we were surviving a disaster/threats.

I remember it being night as we tried to sleep as some of us did guard duty, our group had people of various ages including kids, and at some point a woman who was on guard duty warned me that some threats were sneaking to our properties to attack; and that some of them were attacking our large property, and so I sent most of them to defend that property while a small group of women and several girls stay to defend the small property.

The small group of women and girls were special to me somehow it seemed but I can not remember how, I wanted them to be safe and I trusted them, and I wanted someone to guard this property while I left to help the others; and I gave them strict orders to stay inside with the doors and windows locked, and to not try to help us defend the other properties.

I feared that they would try to follow me eventually even though I gave them strict orders not to, I did not want them to be harmed and I did not want to leave this property unprotected, and so I stayed briefly making sure that the threats were focused only on the large property; and I warned them again to stay inside and to not follow me.

I joined the others at the main property and at some point I went back to the smaller property to check on the women and girls, I did not see them at first and so I feared that they had tried to follow me, and so I started looking for them; but I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr


Talking / Joking / Flirting With Gwendoline Christie (Brienne Of Tarth)?

I remember part of one dream from last night that took place in a dream world that slowly changed time periods during the dream without me noticing it while in the dream & I was not even the main character of the dream at first, I think that it started during a Roman-like time period but I could be wrong, and it started inside a building where two brothers with whitish colored skin were talking about starting an imperial campaign/imperial conquest/religious crusade & they were the main characters of the dream (especially the older brother); and the younger brother was probably still recovering from an injury from the last imperial conquest/crusade and/or was not ready for another one at this time according to his older brother, but the younger brother still wanted to join the imperial conquest/crusade so they argued about it.

It seemed that the two brothers were part of an empire and part of a religion that I assume was Christianity but I am not sure, after the argument the older brother started training for the imperial conquest/crusade that he was planning, and he was doing some extreme training to prepare himself & he was very dedicated in his training; and he trained in the dark, blind-folded, without eating & without eating much, without drinking & without drinking much, while injured, while very tired, without sleep & without much sleep, et cetera.

I was mostly a background character watching & listening to things going on in the dream as the hours, days, weeks, et cetera went by.

The younger brother was worried about his older brother’s extreme training and he had to convince his older brother to stop sometimes to eat/drink/sleep/get medical help/et cetera, and some nuns/nurses/female workers were the ones who would take care of the older brother during the short periods when he took a short break from training; and they thought that the older brother was very handsome, and so they enjoyed spending time with him.

At some point the time period changed to maybe a Medieval-like time period as the older brother continued his training over time with his brother looking out for his safety & the women helping take care of him, and eventually the time period changed to maybe a Renaissance-like time period; and one day as the older brother was doing some sword training the younger brother approached his older brother again about letting him join the imperial conquest/crusade, some priests and/or soldiers were talking nearby, and the two brothers argued again but the older brother got very angry this time & he started yelling at his younger brother so the priests and/or soldiers stopped to watch their argument.

The older brother challenged his younger brother to a sword fight to prove to him that he was not ready to join this imperial conquest/crusade with him, I am not sure if they fought with swords or not, either way they shadow-fought/sparred using their imaginations to avoid serious injury; and I was able to see how they saw their fight in their minds somehow, they really were moving around during their fight, but in their minds they used their swords like a real fight to the death.

The older brother quickly defeated the younger brother by chopping off his head & part of his upper body in one swing, in his/their mind(s), and somehow his younger brother saw the same thing in his mind as well; and he accepted his defeat, and he admitted that he was not ready for the imperial conquest/crusade & that his older brother was the better fighter & that his skills had improved from his extreme training; and he hoped to one day train enough to be ready for the next imperial conquest/crusade.

The two brothers had a moment of brotherly bonding, they settled their argument and now they both respected each other, and they shook hands/hugged/whatever & nodded their heads in agreement; and the priests and/or soldiers who were watching went back to what they were doing, and the older brother then went to a room where the nurses/nuns/workers were to eat/drink/get medical attention; and I forgot to mention that during the time period changes the clothing/hairstyles/weapons/armor/et cetera of the dream characters changed as well.

The older brother ate/drank & the women patched his wounds, the women then started playing some old boring games, the time period changed to where they now had a radio to listen to, and then the time period changed to our time period where they had a TV where they watched a boring TV show about sewing or something like that; and the older brother suddenly had almost bald hair that was balding & he had no arms or legs but stubs now, and he was doing gymnastic/climbing-type training on something in the room even though he only had stubs for arms & legs now.

The women made a comment about how the older brother almost never stops training & they said: “Look at him go!” while laughing as he climbed around the object amazingly while getting a good workout, and at some point the women went back to watching TV; and one of the women was a woman who looked like the actress Gwendoline Christie but who acted somewhat like a modern non-knight laid-back/not so serious version of Brienne Of Tarth from the TV show Game Of Thrones with an American-like English accent but I am not sure if she was as tall but I know that she was still taller than me, and she said something to me about how boring the TV show was that the other women were watching.

I am not sure if she was in the dream the entire time or not, I can not remember, and we started a conversation; and I remember her making comments sometimes that suggested that she was interested in me but I was not sure if she was joking and/or serious but I know that she flirted/joked/talked with me & we got along pretty well but I slowly had to get used to her stronger/direct/aggressive/joking/flirty personality, and at some point the dream switched from the two brothers to where I was possibly in the same dream world but now I was possibly in another area of the city during our current time period; and the city slightly reminded me of LC but it was much different from it, but it felt somewhat like it for some reason(s).

My mom & maybe dad picked me up in their automobile, we drove to find an event/gathering that was to take place at a Ryan’s / Piccadilly-like buffet restaurant maybe or somewhere else, and I remember us driving around trying to find the place; and I remember passing by a line of people outside of a building, and I saw Mrs. H (DH’s mom) in the line & maybe she/they were at the building that we were looking for but I am not sure.

Either way at some point we went to a Ryan’s/Piccadilly-like buffet restaurant to eat/drink, I think that my mom & maybe dad left at some point, and I stayed since it seemed that I was trying to find a job and/or place to stay in this city so I guess that my parent’s had come/came to visit me; and the woman who was like Mrs. Christie/Brienne Of Tarth was working at the buffet restaurant to my surprise, and she walked over to me & she started talking/joking/flirting with me again like she had done earlier in the dream.

We talked for a while and I was still not sure if she was joking and/or serious about being interested in me, she kept making flirty statements toward/about me sometimes implying that we were going to start dating soon and/or were already dating, and once again I slowly tried to adjust to her personality; and slowly I started to feel that I might be interested in her or at least would be willing to consider her advances if she was not joking.

I remember mentioning my job search & maybe my housing search & some of my future plans for living in this city, I made negative jokes/statements about myself & my situation to test her reaction(s) & to get some advice, and she did not seem turned off by my joblessness & my situation; and she suggested that I work at the restaurant like her, and I told her that I would consider it and/or that I would apply for a job today.

I then started to think about whether or not I should ask her if she was seriously interested in me or if she was she only joking, but I was very cautious & I did not want to risk making a mistake so I decided to delay my decision; and I probably told her that I was going to go get a job application from her manager, this would give me time alone to make a decision & a chance to apply for a job, and then I would got back to talk with her.

I walked to the area where you get your trays, but I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr


Brienne Of Tarth Turns Into A White Cat During An Experiment Of Ancient Egyptian-Like Technology?

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I almost forgot all of my dreams from last night but I do barely remember part of one confusing/unclear dream that took place during the day in a fictional dream world that seemed more dream-like than normal, and it seemed to be slightly inspired by the TV shows Game Of Thrones and maybe Deadman Wonderland.

The dream took place in a time period and place similar to the TV show Game Of Thrones, but I can not remember the beginning or the middle of the dream; and I am not sure if I was in the dream or not.

I remember that the dream took place in an unknown kingdom near a castle/fortress-like building, and the person in charge was a man; and he wanted to do an experimental test of some technology that his people built that was based on some incomplete ancient documents/tablets from an ancient Egyptian-like culture that used to exist many years ago.

His people had found some damaged documents/tablets in some ancient ruins from an ancient Egyptian-like culture that had some technological instructions on how to build a certain device/machine/whatever, but the instructions were incomplete since the tablets/documents were partly destroyed; and so he had his people try to build the device/machine/whatever the best that they could from the incomplete documents/tablets.

His people had finally finished building the device/machine/whatever, and so he was going to experiment with it/test it to see if it worked; and several people were brought or captured or tricked into being part of the experiment, some or all of them might have been prisoners but I can not remember.

I do remember that Brienne Of Tarth from the TV show Game Of Thrones was one of the people who was there, it seemed that she was passing through the kingdom during a journey, and maybe she was invited to meet the leader of the kingdom or she was arrested to be forced into this experiment without knowing what was going on but I am not sure.

The device/machine/whatever was very advanced looking to my surprise, especially for their time period, and it was more advanced that what we have in 2013; but it seemed simple.

The device/machine/whatever had several circular metal golden/yellowish colored disks at the bottom of several clear tubes that went up vertically in the air/sky near the castle/fortress like a futuristic elevator or something like that, and Brienne Of Tarth & the other people with her were asked to step on the metal circular disks at the bottom of each clear tube.

Brienne and the others did not seem to know what was going on exactly, they thought that this was a game or something, and so they each stepped on a metal circular disk inside each clear tube; and the leader told his people to start the device/machine/whatever; and the metal circular disks slowly started to rise/levitate up the clear tubes without anything holding them up, it was like maybe a magnetic force or something was pushing it & holding it, but I was not sure how the technology worked.

Either way, I was amazed and impressed, and Brienne & the others were amazed/happy/having fun at first; but then I think Brienne and the others got turned into non-Human animals or this happened before the metal circular disks started rising, but I am not sure.

I am not sure what kind of animals the others got turned into, but I know that Brienne got turned into a white colored cat oddly; and the leader and his people watched this all in amusement and/or did not care since they were using Brienne and the others as test subjects for this experimental test, without Brienne and the others knowing that this was an experimental test, and so they did not know what was going on.

Once they reached about halfway up the clear tubes the circular metal disks started to stop or stall like something was wrong, the leader & his people knew that this was because of the incomplete instructions for the device/machine/whatever, and so they waited to see what this problem would be; and his people tried to figure out what was happening and how to fix the problem and/or continue the experiment, and at some point they decided to test each tube/metal disk one-at-a-time.

They restarted the first metal disk/tube, and it started to rise faster than before; and then it rose at a super fast speed that was so fast that it killed the person who was on it by smashing them into mush/pieces/whatever by the time it reached the top of the tube.

Brienne and the others saw this as their metal disks floated at the halfway point of their tubes, they were horrified, but they could not escape or do anything to save themselves; and so they were at the mercy of the leader and his people.

The leader and his people started making some adjustments so that they could test another tube/metal disk/disc, so their plan was to make adjustments before restarting each tube to see what the outcome would be; and they did not care if it killed the people in each tube/on each disk.

The leader hoped that eventually they would learn how to fix it to safely move people up and down and through the tubes, since this new technology would allow them to revolutionize transportation by transporting people/things very fast without worrying about the power source since the device/machine/whatever seemed to be powered by things/forces in the environment that would probably never run out.

I predicted that this technology could be used in many different ways once they better understood it, and that it could help change the world for the better; but I did not agree with how they were experimenting with these people without their permission, and how they did not care if they lived or died.

I was hoping that Brienne and the others would survive or be saved, but I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr