This dream involved the video game Mass Effect where Commander Shepard and Commander Shepard’s crew were going around on various missions with Commander Shepard slowly recruiting more and more aliens on Commander Shepard’s crew, and some of the human crewmates were not happy about this.
Some of the human crewmates complained to Commander Shepard about not trusting aliens et cetera, Commander Shepard reminded them that the aliens on the crew were trusted allies who had proven themselves and were valuable members of the team et cetera, and that they better get used to working with them; but that is all that I can remember of this dream.
I had several short dreams last night and the words concept/concepts stood out in my mind when waking up each time, it seems that my mind was using dreams to explore various concepts based on various topics (The Shadow (psychology) which I think was explored one or more times, fear, religion, aliens, the paranormal, science, technology, television, film, and many other topics and concepts), and I only remember part of four of those dreams.
All that I can remember is that I think that this all started with my family being inside a house watching a fictional television show that focused on various topics/themes/concepts/genres/and more during maybe the evening or night, and I started watching the television show with them; and I got to see and experience various concepts through the television show (science fiction, horror, comedy, action, mystery, drama, et cetera), but that is all that I can remember of this dream.
The second dream was a continuation of the first dream where somehow I either won or was chosen for something that was connected to the fictional television show from the first dream, even though I was new to that television show and I did not know much about it, and a woman with long hair with maybe whitish colored skin won or was chosen as well; and she knew more about the television show than I did.
We were taken to a hotel-like building during maybe the night, it seemed that we were going to be part of a study/experiment that also included a sleep study and I guess a dream study that was probably somehow connected with/to that television show, and they put both of us in the same hotel room where I assume they were watching us with surveillance equipment and they probably had medical equipment connected to us to gather data/information/and more; and I assume that they had people nearby in case something went wrong and/or as security.
The woman and I had separate beds next to each other in the hotel room that somewhat reminded me of a nice version of my brother GC’s room with a taller ceiling and a bit more space, I remember both of us laying on our separate beds talking to each other about the television show and this study/experiment/sleep study/dream study/and more, and I remember us having a very good and intellectual conversation.
We talked about various concepts in connection with the television show, I had not seem many of those episodes, but I was able to talk about those concepts and my opinions on those concepts; and we had a long and nice conversation, but at some point we had to finally go to sleep.
I had a dream within a dream that I can not remember but I know that I woke up from this dream within a dream back into the other dream, I woke up with sleep paralysis in the other dream, and this part of the dream was realistic and scary because I started having my usual reactions of fear and panic; and I saw a shadow figure standing between our beds looking at me, it looked like the shadow of a woman, and for some reason it felt like/seemed like the shadow of the woman sleeping in her bed next to mine or it had assumed her shape/form.
I was terrified and I could not move or talk/yell and so I struggled while the shadow just looked down at me doing nothing, I reminded myself that this was just sleep paralysis so this was probably a hallucination, and I started calming myself by closing my eyes and controlling my breathing while reminding myself to stay calm; and eventually I calmed down enough to open my eyes and the shadow figure of a/the woman was gone, and I was able to move.
The woman in the bed next to me was still sleeping, I wanted to tell her about what happened but she was sleeping so I decided that I would tell her in the morning, and I wanted to ask the people doing the study/experiment if their cameras saw anything/anyone standing between our beds during the night or not; but I woke up as I tried to decide whether to ask them now or in the morning.
All that I can remember of the third dream is that I think that it was partly inspired by the Syfy television mini-series Ascension, and it seemed to possibly be exploring concepts like: adolescence, puberty, and more.
The music artist Selena Gomez or a woman like her, one of her female friends with whitish colored skin with long maybe yellowish colored hair, and two young men who one or more of them wanted to date and/or have sex with were in an indoor swimming pool hanging out that somewhat reminded me of the one from Ascension.
Mrs. Gomez seemed to be trying to encourage her friend to be more outgoing and start flirting with and having sex with and dating young men, her friend was shy and young, and so it was basically a short dream following concepts related to social interactions/situations/and more involving young people with growing hormones as their bodies mature; but that is all that I can remember of this dream.
All that I can remember of the fourth/last dream is that I was on vacation with my family during maybe a gray afternoon in a fictional city and we went to a new Ryan’s buffet restaurant, we had to park on the other side of an apartment complex and we had to pass through the apartment complex on foot to reach Ryan’s, and there were many people standing around in the center of the apartment complex as the police searched for a man who had attacked someone and/or something like that.
Most of the people had brownish colored skin but not all of them, they seemed ready to help catch/stop the man who the police were after and it seemed that they were hoping for a chance to attack him maybe, and so there seemed to be a focus on the concept of group/mob behaviors and/or something like that; and I stayed to watch as my family continued to Ryan’s to wait in a long line outside the building.
At some point the crowd of people saw a man with whitish colored skin looking out the window of one of the apartment rooms on the first floor who was possibly the man who the police were after, he possibly had a hostage, and so they probably sent someone to find the police to tell them; and they surrounded the apartment room, but I can not remember what happened other than a standoff taking place.
Eventually I went outside to join my family as they waited in the line outside of the Ryan’s building that looked like a house oddly, I remember talking with people in line talking about how this Ryan’s is always so crowded, and one of the people looked like the comedian Jay Leno but he was very short and he acted more like the dead actor Gary Coleman; and so he seemed to be a combination of Jay Leno and Gary Coleman maybe.
I remember a man walking up to my family talking about after college services that he did/performed (helping people who graduate from college with various things), he gave us his business card if we were interested, and at some point we finally went inside the crowded Ryan’s building.
I remember many people probably wearing costumes oddly, one man had a strange costume head/mask that made his head seem/look almost flat, and it was a circular whitish colored head with a simple blackish colored smiley face design for the face; and I wondered if his head was really that flat or if his costume just made it seem that way.
I think that the food was pretty good and that the selection of food was probably pretty good but I am not sure, and that is all that I can remember before waking up.