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An Anime & Parking Garage | Strange Children | SS’s Mom Goes Missing

Dream 1

This dream took place during the day and part of the dream involved me watching a fictional old 1980s-looking anime movie with good animation that took place on another planet in the future during the day.

In the anime there was a giant ship / vehicle / building on tank treads driving through a mostly barren wilderness, and in this area was the main character who was a man with light-color skin who possibly had a hover bike or motorcycle.

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Trying To Help A Woman Find Temporary Housing

Dream 1

This dream involved some other people and I sneaking around a slightly fictional version of Eastside in the city of D.

We were sneaking away from and trying to avoid someone / something, but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 2

This dream took place during maybe a slightly gray day and it took place in a slightly fictional version of Eastside in the city of D again.

My dad was possibly in an earlier part of the dream but I can not remember, I just remember that there was a woman with dark-color skin with black hair who looked like a combination of my former female classmate CH and a female library patron from Eastside who has a baby and a boyfriend and a mother who comes to the library sometimes, and this woman needed help finding some temporary housing.

Maybe someone told my dad that the woman needed help and maybe that is how I got involved but I can not remember, either way, I ended up walking around Eastside with the woman going to various houses in the neighborhood trying to find someone who would let her stay with them temporarily.

The woman had stayed at the houses of various people in the neighborhood before, some who did not want her to stay there again, and some that she did not want to stay at again; and one of these was my uncle IC’s house.

We walked to my uncle IC’s house and asked them, but they said no and so we continued our journey.

The city of D does not really have a homeless shelter that I know of, except maybe for women, but it does have a women’s shelter so I probably mentioned that; but maybe the woman did not want to stay there, but I can not remember.

I remember talking to the woman about the situation trying to figure out any other possibilities, but I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr

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Dreams

A Mentally Unstable Woman Wipes Blood On My Coworker

I had several dreams that I remembered but I did not record them before going back to sleep each time, and so now I barely remember part of the end of my last dream because of that.

The dream took place over several days during the day in what I assume was a fictional city that I was staying and working in, I am not sure if I was going to college as well or not, and I was possibly staying at or near a college.

I worked at a library in the dream, like in real life, and my parents were possibly in an earlier part of the dream and maybe they told me about a nearby medical clinic that they wanted me to go to and get signed up to see a doctor / dentist / eye doctor / et cetera so I went after work I think.

I remember walking to the clinic that was on the left side of the road possibly near the college and / or where I lived, but I could be wrong.

I remember walking down a hallway to the waiting room, and I remember seeing a woman with either dark-light color skin or light-medium color skin with long dark-color hair who was somewhat nicely dressed who was walking down the hallway looking happy and was possibly saying things to people along the way.

The woman approached me and started happily talking to me as we walked toward the waiting room, she was somewhat attractive and somewhat nicely dressed and was happy, but something did not seem right about her like she was possibly mentally unstable and possibly even homeless even though she did not look like it.

I could just sense this even though the signs were not very clear, I guess there was something about her facial expressions and body language and overly happiness and talkativeness that I picked up on, and so while we talked I hoped that she would not try to ask me too many personal questions and I hoped that she would not start trying to flirt with me and I hoped that she did not become more unstable.

In the waiting room there were some female employees behind the front desk with one of them being an obese woman with dark-color skin with long black hair wearing scrubs and another was a woman with light-color skin with long light-to-medium color hair, and I possibly went to the front desk first before sitting down along the left side of the hallway at the entrance of the waiting room.

There was a man with dark-color skin who I recognized from the city of D so I briefly talked with him before the possibly mentally unstable woman sat down by me to continue talking to me, there was a chance that she was possibly interested in me, but I was not sure as she talked to me.

I hoped to not reveal too much about myself as we talked, fortunately the employees said that it was time for the clinic to close for the day so we would have to return tomorrow, and so that saved me from my conversation with the woman.

The next day or whenever when I was at work at the library, a fictional female coworker of mine told me about something that happened to her at the same building that the clinic was in, and she told me that while walking maybe from the clinic after getting a wound checked a woman approached her and started talking to her.

How she described the woman it sounded exactly like the woman who talked to me, she said that the woman possibly got mad at something she had said but it was not clear, and that before they went their separate ways the woman wiped some of her own blood on my coworker’s wound and said something that to me implied that she was trying to infect my coworker with something (maybe HIV / AIDS) and she walked away.

I asked my coworker to describe the woman and it sounded like we both met the same probably mentally unstable woman, and I told my coworker that she should return to the clinic now to get that wound checked and to tell her doctor about what happened to get herself checked for any infections and to take preventative steps if necessary to prevent an infection from that so my coworker possibly left to the clinic to do this.

After work I returned to the clinic hoping to not see the woman again and I realized that I had my work name tag on and I wondered if I had it on previously when the woman talked to me and I hoped that I did not have it on then, as I walked through the building I heard some employees talking about a mentally unstable homeless woman who is there every day causing problems, and they said that she had done several things and they had to deal with her and call security several times and they were looking for her again.

Fortunately the woman was not in the waiting room, I went to the front desk and then I sat down, and eventually I learned that there were numbers to pull to know when it is your turn so I went to pull a number.

I asked the female employee at the front desk if they had a doctor, dentist, and eye doctor and she said yes and they had discounted rates and they accepted my government insurance so I planned on coming here for all my medical needs.

I woke up while I waited in the waiting room.

The end,

-John Jr

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Miscellaneous

The Public (2018)

Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2018 drama movie The Public by Emilio Estevez.

What is it about?

This is how the IMDb describes this movie:

In “the public” an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action of the film takes place.

The story revolves around the library patrons, many of whom are homeless, mentally ill and marginalized, as well as an exhausted and overwhelmed staff of librarians who often build emotional connections and a sense of obligation to care for those regular patrons.

At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, the Patrons turn the building into a homeless shelter for the night by staging an “Occupy” sit in.

What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what’s really happening.

This David versus Goliath story tackles some of our nation’s most challenging issues, homelessness and mental illness and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library.

What do I like about it and what would other people like about it?

I like that the movie involved a public library and library workers, homelessness and how it relates to public libraries, some of the cast, the comedy, that it was a better and higher quality film than I had expected, and that the movie had a message that it managed to get across with seriousness and some comedy; and I think that other people will like this as well.

Final Thoughts

This was my first time ever attending a screening for a movie, I saw it during our work trip at a library conference recently, and the director Emilio Estevez was there (hiding in the back watching our reactions until the movie was over apparently) and he had a question and answer session with our audience immediately after the movie.

This was possibly the best session that I went to at the library conference and I am glad that I stayed for the question and answer session, and I would like to thank Mr. Estevez for screening this movie at the library conference and for answering our questions.

I think that more people should watch this movie, I hope that it will get a distributor eventually, and I hope that libraries like The BP Library where I work will get this movie and help spread the word about it.

This movie was better and better directed and better acted and better filmed and was funnier than I had expected, and it had a larger cast of actors and actresses who(m) I recognized than I had expected.

This movie also captured some of the experiences of working at a library more accurately than I had expected, and it did a better job portraying people who are homeless as normal people just like everyone else with good and bad and in-between things about them and their lives.

Whenever it gets released one day I would recommend watching it.

The end,

-John Jr

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Dreams

My Brother CC | James Franco Squatting In Abandoned Houses?

Someone was playing their television too loudly which kept disturbing my sleep and dreams, and so now I can only barely remember part of two dreams.

Dream 1

This dream involved my brother CC, but that is all that I can remember of this dream.