10 Cloverfield Lane

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What is it?

The American psychological horror thriller movie 10 Cloverfield Lane.

What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this movie:

A young woman wakes up after a terrible accident to find that she’s locked in a cellar with a doomsday prepper, who insists that he saved her life and that the world outside is uninhabitable following an apocalyptic catastrophe.

Uncertain what to believe, the woman soon determines that she must escape at any cost.

My Thoughts

This movie was slightly better than I had expected, there was a lot of tension and mystery that kept me watching and trying to figure out what was really going on all the way to the end of this movie, and the acting and directing was pretty good.

The movie supposedly takes place in Louisiana but you do not really get much of a view or feel of it, and so that is one complaint that I do have about this movie.

The end,

-John Jr

Many Transitions

I had a very long transitional dream with many different transitions, I woke up remembering more of them but I got out of bed too quickly to get my MP3 player to voice record them, and this caused my brain to start forgetting them quickly because I did not organize them enough before quickly getting out of bed to voice record them so I forgot parts of this dream that I had remembered at first unfortunately.

Fortunately I was still able to remember some of this dream at least, and part of another dream.

Dream 1

There was so much more to this long transitional dream that transitioned so many times without me noticing it but unfortunately I forgot a lot of it when I rushed to voice record it, and so all that I can remember of this dream from last night is that at some point in the dream I was inside an airport or station-like building with a tour (tourist)-like group of people from different countries with most probably being from English-speaking countries.

We started walking across the building to probably stop to use the bathrooms first so I walked inside what I assume was the men’s bathroom, but then I noticed that at least three women in our group walked into the bathroom as well.

One of the women walked like she knew where she was going, the second woman walked like she was confused and just following the group, and the third woman seemed like she was confused at first but then like she knew where she was going and then I could not tell.

I was confused and wondering if this was a unisex bathroom now but the sign was outdated or if that maybe this was a protest to the new bathroom laws or something else, I paused trying to decide if I should talk with the women about this, and then I realized that one of the women was the musician Pauline Croze.

She said something in French to me at some point and I said something in French back, we briefly spoke in French as we walked to a waiting and sitting area with tables and chairs under a television, and I quickly switched to English because my French skills are very limited (below basic).

We started talking in English as I asked Mrs. Croze how to say certain words and phrases in French and as I asked what certain words and phrases translated to in English, she explained some of this to me, and I remember her asking me if I wanted to call her grandmother to practice my French with her.

I told her that I was not comfortable or skilled enough for that and that even talking with her now was uncomfortable and hard for me but I thanked her, she then asked if I wanted to play a card game that I have never heard of, and she started to deal out the cards.

I admitted that I was embarrassed to say that I had no idea how to play this unknown card game or many other popular card games like poker et cetera, and we probably smiled and laughed and joked about this.

I asked her if she could teach me how to play this card game so she started explaining it to me, but that is all that I can remember of this part of the dream.

Several other parts and transitions of the dream involved me walking outside from maybe school with many other classmates each day on our way home across a fictional area near the train tracks like in the city of D from by the BM Hospital to the BP Library, and things probably slightly changed with each transition to where there was now a body of water and boat docks near the train tracks.

Each day I would see and probably briefly talk with some of my former classmates on our walk home, like my former female classmate MW and my former male classmate SB and many others, but that is all that I can remember of these transitions and parts of the dream.

Several other parts and transitions of the dream involved a building that was possibly this same building or connected to it or near it, in each of these transitions I would walk into a carpeted business that sold food, and it was a bit like a food stand with a large counter in mostly an open room with little furniture and a television.

During one transition my former classmate MT was working there now, I was still unemployed, and I remember greeted him and talking with him before ordering my food.

We talked about him getting this job and the job and my joblessness et cetera, and then I realized that he was on the television on a special channel for this business or food stand or restaurant.

He told me that he had his own television show on that channel, he then started preparing my food, and that is all that I can remember of this part of the dream.

The next thing that I remember is possibly seeing inside the same room (business) or another room (business) in this building but I am not sure if I was in the dream or not, a female entity with magical powers who I will call a fairy godmother entered the business with white skin with big long yellow fairy tale hair and a big fairy tale dress, and she seemed to be what some would call an evil fairy godmother.

Another somewhat similar looking fairy godmother entered the business as well, she seemed to be what some would call a good fairy godmother, and no other customers seemed to be in the room.

Both fairy godmother’s recognized each other and they greeted each other, a challenge was given where the evil fairy godmother wanted to fight, but the good fairy godmother chose a peaceful alternative where they would play a special board game that fairy godmothers knew to settle their challenge.

The good fairy godmother presented the board for the evil fairy godmother to examine with her powers and magnifying glass to make sure that it was not tampered with, and she walked away until she was done.

While she was away the evil fairy godmother did something to probably start a fire, and the next thing that I can remember is being outside in an area like the previous walking transitions.

It seemed that all of this dream took place in the same country, I was now at the dock area at first, and then I remember being or going out in a boat on the water to or with some young men who seemed to be members of the British Navy who worked as firefighters and were doing some training.

Maybe I was going to warn them about the evil fairy godmother starting a fire but I can not remember, I just remember us seeing smoke in the distance and it was clear that a big fire was going, and most of the firefighters were with us training on boats so there were barely any left on land to fight the fire so we rushed to the dock to get to the equipment and fight the fire.

As we got closer we realized that fires were spreading around the city and could possibly burn the entire city if not stopped, and one of the firefighters and sailors grimly said: “London has fallen.” because he did not think that we would be able to get to all the fire in time to save the city.

I assume that we were in London, England since he said that, I probably tried to raise their morale because they seemed ready to give up, and we finally reached the docks and we rushed to get the equipment and fight the fires.

As we were getting geared up other firefighters joined us including Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as firefighter versions of their characters Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh from the Lethal Weapon films, and then John Goodman as a morbidly obese firefighter chief who wears a suit with his firefighter gear and uniform and he had us all put on suits as well.

I remember struggling to put on the suit with the firefighter gear and uniform as John Goodman’s character talked, and Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh told jokes.

I almost forgot or forgot that London was burning because of the interesting and comedic performances of these characters, but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 2

All that I can remember of this dream from last night is that I went to visit someone at a small house by maybe a small boat dock-like area away from other houses and the city during a gray day, and this person had a male housemate with white skin with short hair who looked and dressed and acted like he was possibly involved in criminal activities and/or a gang.

Things were normal at first until something happened that I can not remember where the housemate pulled out a revolver and was going to shoot the person who I was visiting, I tried to talk him down but that did not work and he was going to shoot me too now probably, and so I had to disarm him.

After taking the revolver from him I had to try to make a decision, should I call the police and risk him and probably some of his gang members trying to kill us in revenge or should I give him the revolver back once he promises to not harm us, and so I discussed this with him and the person who I had come to visit.

I remember emptying the bullets from the revolver when the housemate was not looking so that if I did give it back to him that he could not shoot us in case he decided to betray us, and then we called a female friend to help us make a decision because we did not trust the housemate.

This female friend called a man who knew the housemate to ask him for advice and to see if this man could guarantee that he could make sure that the housemate followed our deal to not kill or harm us, and this man was the professional wrestler Ric Flair (wooo! 😀 ).

I woke up as our female friend was still talking with Ric Flair.

The end,

-John Jr

John Goodman & Pierce Brosnan’s James Bond

Dream 1

All that I can remember of this dream is that it took place during the day at my parent’s house, I remember being on the front porch with the cats and kittens, and then maybe I had to help my dad carry something into the house.

Once inside the house I looked down to see that several of the kittens like Arch, Pipa, Dawna, and maybe one or two of the others had sneaked into the house; and they were looking around trying to explore the house, and so I told my dad and we both laughed and wondered how did they sneak inside without us noticing and then I walked around picking them up to take them back outside.

Drinking With John Goodman | Talking With Justine Henin

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

*I am trying to type this with a slight headache and without listening to my voice recordings, and so expect errors and missing details*

Dream 1

All that I can remember of this dream is being in a fictional city that was somewhat like the city of D and there was a film awards show that was going to take place soon, so various celebrities and many tourists were showing up in the city, and I remember walking around with my dad until we separated at some point.

I remember being in an area with some restaurants, bars, and various businesses that you had to walk to (which was nice, and you did not have to worry about traffic); and I saw the actor John Goodman walking among the crowd, he smiled and said hello to various people, and some of the people seemed to know him like he visited this area regularly.

I remember saying hello to Mr. Goodman and he was on his way to one of the restaurant/bars and he invited me to have a drink with him and talk, he said that he tries to drink and talk with a new person each time, and so I accepted and I joined him for a drink and he paid; and he had what looked like an alcoholic drink, but I am not sure what I had to drink.

We had a brief conversation and Mr. Goodman was a nice and down to earth person it seemed, he seemed to like to have conversations with random people especially when studying for new film roles, and his approach was to have a drink and talk with them; and the conversation would end when he finished drinking, he finished his drink pretty fast, and he said goodbye and I thanked him and he left as I continued drinking my drink. (It is possible that he gave me a ticket to the film awards show, but I am not sure; somehow I was allowed into the film awards show later in the dream, but I can not remember how)

After finishing my drink I left to another area that looked a bit like the area where the BP Alternative School and HD Head Start should be, there was a restaurant-like place on the left side, a platform-like area in the middle for people arriving to the film awards show, and the film awards show area on the right side in a field with chairs and a screen.

I am not sure what order the next two parts of the dream took place and my memory of them is too incomplete but I will type what I remember, I remember going to the middle area where the platform was and I assume that I was wearing a black suit or tuxedo, and a man with whitish colored skin let me into the film awards show like either I had ticket or like I had been invited or something like that.

A somewhat homeless-looking thin man with dark-brownish or blackish colored skin with short blackish colored hair followed me without being stopped or checked by security/whoever, he started annoying me constantly and following me like he was trying to get me angry so that I would attack him, and he seemed to be from somewhere in Africa based on his accent.

I sat down in one of the chairs in front of the screen at the film awards show as celebrities and others arrived, like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt who I saw not too far from where I was sitting, and even my male cousin ME was there; and the man kept annoying me and I kept telling him to stop bothering me but he would not, at some point he realized that his plan was not working, and so he started threatening me.

I told my cousin ME and the others to record this and pay attention so if he attacked me, it would be clear that I would be acting in self-defense if a fight started, and the man got in my face like he was going to attack me; and I noticed that he was wearing maybe a fake tuxedo or suit, and I wondered how did they let him in and why was he constantly bothering me.

I was annoyed and angry at this point and I was about ready to punch him in the face, I was only waiting for him to attack me first, but he seemed to realize this and so he backed off a bit; and I started talking to him about who he was, how did he get in, and why was he bothering me but I can not remember what happened.

The next part of the dream took place on the left side in maybe a semi-outdoor restaurant with strange seating that was partly sunken with an even lower area in front of it like a court and we were watching a film as we ate/drank/et cetera, and somehow I found or had a small young fictional type of animal that somewhat reminded me of a ferret combined with a cat maybe combined with something else that was possibly an orangish/reddish color with maybe some grayish colored patterns on its fur.

I remember no longer seeing it at some point and I found or had another fictional type of animal that was like a combination of a cat and a scorpion and maybe something else and it was an adult or almost an adult, it was bigger than the other animal and it had maybe a scorpion-like tail, and I remember having to make sure that it did not sting anyone.

I have no idea what these animals were or where they came from or who they were for, but at some point the small young ferret/cat/whatever-like animal returned; and it started fighting and winning against the larger cat/scorpion/whatever-like animal, and so I walked off with them separating them surprised.

I am not sure if the larger animal survived or not, I just remember realizing that I had underestimated the smaller animal, and if I decided to keep one it would probably be the smaller animal because he did not have a scorpion-like tail that could sting people; but I woke up.

Dream 2

All that I can remember of this nice and very positive dream is being inside my parent’s house during the day and I walked into the kitchen to find my favorite tennis player Justine Henin inside the kitchen getting some food to heat up in the microwave, and so we started talking; and I told her about how she was my favorite tennis player, and about how her one-handed backhand and style was part of the inspiration for how I play tennis.

I remember telling her that I was not good at serving and I asked her if she could check my serving stance/style and tell me what I am doing wrong and what I can do to improve/fix it, she agreed and she had me get into my serving stance and I think that I had a tennis racquet, and she had me start going through the motions of my serve while starting from my feet and working all the way up touching/checking parts of my body/my stance/motion while instructing me on what to do next.

To my surprise she said that my stance and everything up to that point was good and so now it was time to check the top of my serve/motion/stance when I throw the tennis ball in the air and hit it, something happened during this process that caused Justine to trip and fall catching herself around my shoulders with her head leaning against my neck, and I apologized to her and there was a pause.

Justine gave me a compliment on my body/attractiveness saying that she thinks that she found me physically attractive and she complimented me on my niceness and personality saying that my attractiveness was not just physical but divided more evenly among various areas beyond the physical, she said that some people’s attractiveness is less balanced and mostly just physical, and that it was good to have your attractiveness balanced across more areas; and I thanked her for the compliment while telling her that I was surprised to hear this, and I told her that I did not think that I am physically attractive but that it was good to hear that she thought so.

This dream already felt positive/calming/healing/et cetera but it felt even better at this point during this pause where we were close and I remember telling her that I felt the same way about her probably, and then we went back to talking as she looked in the refrigerator for something; and I remember asking her about the proper pronunciation of her last name, there was a pause while she was distracted trying to look for something, and so I stopped to help her.

She then went toward the microwave to get and prepare her food before responding to my question so this pause gave me some time to think about more questions that I wanted to ask, one question was about what was her natural hair color, and another was that I had heard that she had a twin sister (I think that this was a mistake, I probably was accidentally thinking about a news article that I read about Eva Green and her twin sister, and confusing it with Justine’s life).

I remember imaging Justine going inside a gym of people with her hair dyed a brownish color because her twin sister and her probably naturally had yellowish colored hair, so I assumed that she would dye her hair sometimes to help avoid people getting her sister and her confused/mixed up so that the media /people would not accidentally be bothering her sister all the time in public thinking that she was her; but I was probably wrong about the hair-dying/coloring and twin sister part.

I then suddenly had a vision or daydream of me being outside in my parent’s yard during the day near the picnic table, there was a little girl with whitish colored skin with medium-to-long length hair there and she called me uncle John, and I assumed that she was the daughter of Justine’s twin sister; and that this vision or daydream was from the future where Justine and I were dating or married, and I remember things being very positive and being very happy but I woke up.

I woke up feeling great and comfortable like how you feel after exercising and then taking a nice bath and going to bed and waking up the next morning mostly healed and your bed/bed sheets/pillow feel softer/better than usual, and the positive effects/affects lasted through the morning.

The end,

-John Jr

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