Melancholia (2011 Film)

What is it?

The 2011 science fiction drama art movie Melancholia.

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Here is how The IMDb describes this movie:

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

Alexander Pope | Eloisa To Abelard | 207 – 210

Today’s quote is a quote from lines 207 – 210 of the verse epistle / poem Eloisa To Abelard by Alexander Pope:

Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind

How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot?

The world forgetting, by the world forgot:

Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!

Each prayer accepted, and each wish resigned;

Alexander Pope | Eloisa To Abelard | 207 – 210

I first heard this quote during a scene in the movie Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind when it was said by the character Mary Svevo (played by Kirsten Dunst) to the character Dr. Howard Mierzwiak (played by Tom Wilkinson):

‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ | Critics’ Picks | The New York Times

A Murder Mystery | My Former Classmate JC’s Job | A Drunk Peter Dinklage | Hugh Jackman On A Fictional SB Drive

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Dream 1

All that I can remember of the first dream is maybe something organized that somewhat and somehow involved and/or reminded me of maybe WordPress and the Syfy television miniseries Ascension, there was a murder, and this murder caused instability and disorder and other problems; and there were efforts to try to solve this murder mystery, but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 2

All that I can remember of the second dream is that it took place during the day in a fictional location and I came across my former male classmate JC, my former male classmate DH, my former male classmate MT, my former male classmate JB, and maybe several other former male classmates of mine.

We went several places to talk and hang out and we met several other people, including a somewhat older rough-looking man with whitish colored skin with somewhat longer facial hair wearing a bandanna and a motorcycle gang/club/whatever-like vest who was probably part of a motorcycle club or gang, and at some point a few of us went with my former classmate JC to his job.

My former classmate JC’s boss was a woman with whitish colored skin with long hair, he worked in a store that was somewhat like Walgreens maybe, and maybe my former classmate JC was working as we talked to him and maybe we helped him almost like maybe we were going to ask for jobs there or maybe we were just helping him.

His boss seemed to be involved with a motorcycle gang and I remember some of the workers and some other people talking to her, I told the man with us to take off his vest to avoid a possible conflict with the motorcycle gang that the boss seemed to be involved with, and so he did; but someone probably saw him taking the vest off, and they became suspicious.

We were probably approached by the boss and some people who were with her, I remember trying to handle the situation peacefully, but I can not remember the rest of the dream.

Dream 3

All that I can remember of the third dream is that it took place inside a building during a celebration/party that seemed like a wedding after-party maybe and there were celebrities there, and I remember sitting at a table or couch in an area where almost everyone was eating/drinking/talking/dancing/listening to music/and more.

The actor Peter Dinklage was very drunk (seriously drunk) and sitting next to me talking to himself, singing, giving speeches, goofing around, not able to sit straight or stand without falling, and more as I sat there a bit awkwardly trying to keep to myself; and Mr. Dinklage kept falling/leaning on me sometimes because he was so drunk, he probably talked to me a bit thinking that I was someone else because he was so drunk, and then he fell asleep/unconscious on maybe my leg like a kitten/cat sleeping on a ledge.

Eventually I was probably able to lay him on the couch or on some chairs properly and I probably asked some of the others to keep checking on him and find his friends/family so that they could help him, maybe I went to look for who ever he came with (friends/family) so that they could help him because he was super drunk, but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 4

All that I can remember of the fourth/last dream is that it took place during the day in a fictional city that seemed to be based on/inspired by the city of LC at a fictional version of the boardwalk and SB Drive, and I remember walking down the sidewalk of this fictional SB Drive; and some celebrities lived there, I saw the actor Hugh Jackman walking down the sidewalk to talk to a female actress who was thin with whitish colored skin with long yellowish colored hair, but I can not remember who she was (maybe Kirsten Dunst?).

Mr. Jackman was telling her about something that he could help her with and/or that he was promoting, possibly a business and/or business idea that he was involved with, but she seemed politely uninterested; but Mr. Jackman was very positive, and he offered to help her with something for free (maybe some house work or yard work and/or a favor like that), and maybe he invited her to an event at his house soon where he would promote his business and/or business idea/whatever.

I decided to turn around to walk back to the boardwalk to find the bathroom because I needed to urinate, Mr. Jackman walked in front of me happily back to his house, and then I walked back to the indoor men’s bathroom at the boardwalk that was inside a somewhat nice dimly lit building/area.

D the cousin of my former male classmate DH entered the bathroom as well, there were two bathroom stalls, and one open urinal with no privacy by the sink; and I greeted him, one of the bathroom stalls entrance was so thin/narrow that I could not fit inside of it, and so I told D that he should probably use that one because he is very thin so he used that bathroom stall.

The other bathroom stall also had a very thin/narrow entrance but probably not as thin/narrow but I decided to use the open urinal instead, and so I remember urinating at the open urinal as I talked to D who was in the stall behind me about how the weather forecast predicted bad weather/rain.

This bathroom and indoor area was familiar to me like I visited it earlier in the dream and/or in another dream during the night and/or in a past dream or maybe those were false memories, I probably finished using the bathroom and I probably washed my hands but I can not remember, and I probably left the bathroom; but that is all that I can remember of this dream before waking up.

The end,

-John Jr

The Escape Artist Featuring Pauline Croze | Et Tu Fatty?

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Last night I remembered some of one of my dreams, thanks to the fact that I woke up to use the bathroom and decided to quickly record myself giving a quick audio overview of my dream using my Sansa Clip mp3 player.

I do not remember certain parts of the dream but I do remember the dream starting at a RV park, and some minor unknown celebrity was there with a motorized RV.

I think he was an escape artist/magician and/or musician, and this RV park seemed to be out in the country away from the city.

The people seemed to really support this celebrity who was a man, but I can not remember the parts of the dream with him in the beginning, I only remember that a lot of police officers came driving toward the RV park to arrest him.

The people living at the RV park joined together to confuse/distract/block the police, so they set up blockades and since most of the RVs looked the same, the police did not know which one belonged to the celebrity.

The celebrity and his driver drove their motorized RV away from the RV park to escape, and a boy and his older sister that were playing in a field decided to start a fire to further confuse the police.

The boy was a big fan of the celebrity and wanted to be just like him one day, after setting the fire they both ran away, and the celebrity escaped.

Later the boy and his older sister went to a building that looked like the BP School Board building combined with a school.

The boy decided to practice his escape artist skills, so he decided to sneak through a window on the building without anyone noticing him and he was going to try to walk through the building & escape without any teachers realizing that he was not supposed to be there.

After sneaking through the window, I was magically in the dream in the room the boy had went into, but he was no longer there.

The windows were still there but they no longer led to the outside, for some strange reason the windows led to a mall now, instead of the outside.

On the left side of the room were some chairs and a book self with a man reading a book, and on the right side of the room were the windows that led to the mall and a glass door that led to the mall.

Standing in front of the glass door was a man talking with a woman who appeared to be a principal or a professional of some kind, and the sister of the boy walked into the room wanting to talk with the woman.

Some how I knew that the woman was her and the boy’s mom; also the daughter looked like a slightly younger version of Kirsten Dunst with red hair.

The woman knew that her daughter was waiting to talk to her but she just ignored her and stood with her back to her daughter & continued to talk to the man; she seemed to be the type of person that will make you wait until she is finish doing whatever she is doing before she will let you talk.

The daughter knew this and just stood there waiting patiently, and as this was going on I noticed that the two windows next to the glass door had two chairs under them.

Behind the two windows were two more chairs on the other side that was in the mall, and sitting in them were two women my age that appeared to be from somewhere in Asia (Asian).

One of the women called me over and asked me to sit down because she wanted to show me some illusions that are popular in the country she was from; she told me what country her and her friend were from but I can not remember exactly I think she said India or Iran or Saudi Arabia.

The first illusion started with her putting a piece of paper on the floor that had writing in her language on it and the paper appeared to be on the floor in the mall.

She asked me if the paper was on the floor in the mall or the floor of the room, and I told her I think it was on the floor in the mall but I looked closely and noticed that it was on the floor in the room; she said that I was correct and then the sister of the boy told me that she was surprised that I saw through the illusion because the words on the paper were not in English, but oddly the words on the paper were in English so she was wrong.

The woman was going to show me an illusion using my arm hair next, but something interrupted that and next I remember talking to the guy on the left side of the room that was reading.

I think he made a comment about a subject that many people do not like talking about, which interested me, and so we started to talk about different odd topics.

I started talking too much and somehow changed the subject to my views on religion & deities, which made the man seem to stop wanting to listen, so I decided to stop talking to see what would happen.

He just started reading his book again so I started to look around the room, and noticed some photos of Pauline Croze on the wall covered in plastic.

I took them off the wall because they were connected and the semi-professional photos were on wooden squares that are often used for awards.

There were about 3 or 4 photos on wooden squares that I had never seen before of some music contest that Ms. Croze was in, and she had won some awards.

I think it said FNAC or something like that, two of the photos showed awards that she had received for two songs, one photo showed her winning a costume award for wearing mime or clown face paint with a chefs hat & uniform, and there may have been one more photo but I can not remember.

On the other side of the plastic were some amateur photos of Ms. Croze that appeared to have been taken with a mobile phone and these were not on wooden squares, most of these photos were not very clear & were dark.

One photo had the name of a state in The United States (USA) that started with an O written on it (I can not remember which state exactly) and I was very surprised since I did not know that Ms. Croze had ever went to the USA before, and on the photo Ms. Croze was sitting at a table with other people with wine & food at what appeared to be a semi-formal gathering like an awards ceremony or something.

Another photo was of her dancing with a group of people at a club, that appeared to be outside at night-time, and she was holding a plastic cup with what appeared to be beer in it.

One photo was of her performing at a very small concert, at night-time, and I had the feeling that it was in the USA.

The last two photos were of a woman shown from behind sitting at a club and the other photo was of her dancing at a club, but she seemed too short to be Ms. Croze, but I could not see her face; so I am not sure if it was her or not.

I started to wonder who took these photos, how did they get there, why were they there, and when were they taken; but I woke up.

Et Tu Fatty?

My last dream is somewhat unclear, but I do remember the dream taking place in the past during the Roman Empire.

Three upper class citizens wearing some armor, fine clothing, and short swords arrived by boat to a small poor town that was controlled by a fat & cruel Roman upper class citizen.

The ruler of the town had a group of heavily armored & armed élite Roman guards that protected him and policed the town, and he had a throne in the middle of the town.

There was a line of people in front of his throne and he was forcing every working citizen to bow to him one at a time, and pay him extra taxes that he would use for himself & his guards instead of the citizens.

The other three upper class citizens that had just arrived found this to be terrible and they wanted to stop this ruler of the town, but he had too many guards.

Two of the three upper class citizens were men and one of them was a woman, they decided to try to get closer to the ruler hoping to maybe get a chance to talk with him about his terrible job of ruling the city.

The citizens of the town looked very poor and depressed, some were crying after they paid the ruler, because they had no more money left now; one old starving man begged the ruler not to take his last coin, but the ruler took it anyway and had him put into jail.

There were more citizens than guards but none of them had weapons or armor, they looked very weak, and the guards looked very well-trained so there was no chance of them defeating the ruler & his guards.

The three visiting upper class citizens looked around hoping that they could figure out a way to stop this ruler, one of the three upper class citizens seemed to be a very well-respected & popular citizen that was close to becoming a very powerful person.

The annoying ruler noticed the man & the other two upper class citizens trying to get closer to him,  he was very jealous of the man’s popularity and was afraid that he had come to try to take control of his town.

The annoying ruler decided to whisper to one of his guards to make a quick plan to arrest the man, so that they could take him somewhere to be killed before he had a chance to gain the power to take control of his city.

So the guard decided to force some poor citizens to try to fake an assassination of the ruler and then say that the man had paid them to do it, so that they could arrest him.

As the man and the other two upper class citizens got closer to the annoying ruler to talk to him, suddenly a group of poor citizens tried to attack him and were almost instantly stopped by the guards; the man & the other two upper class citizens actually pulled out their swords preparing to defend themselves or anyone else.

The guards then asked the fake assassins who paid them to try to assassinate the annoying ruler and so they pointed at the man, and then the annoying ruler said arrest him & kill the assassins.

So the guards killed the fake assassins, told everyone to get back, and they started to walk toward the three visiting upper class citizens.

They were ready to fight back, but the man told the others to put their swords away & let him be arrested, they did not want to listen; but they did.

There were too many guards and the man had a plan, and he told them to go around town after he was arrested & try to start a revolt against the annoying ruler.

The man then was arrested and the annoying ruler ordered the guards to take him to his boat, and then the annoying ruler followed them to the boat; his plan was to not directly kill the man, but take him way out into the sea and leave him in the water to die or be eaten by sharks.

The other two upper class citizens were not arrested or bothered, so they decided to follow the boat with the boat they had come in instead of staying in the town to start a revolt.

They kept a distance from the annoying ruler’s boat so that they would not be seen, and as planned, they dropped the man in the sea & waited for a while to make sure no one came to help.

The two other upper class citizens quietly boarded the annoying rulers boat, which only had a few guards on it because he did not want many witnesses to the death of the man, and then they attacked the guards & killed the annoying ruler.

Surprisingly the two upper class citizens were very good fighters and defeated the guards, and then they helped the man back on to the boat.

They then brought both boats back to the city and the man gave a speech in the middle of the town to everyone, and declared himself the new leader of the town.

He told the guards that if they did not want to join him that they were free to leave, but all the guards decided to join him and then he declared that the citizens no longer had to pay unnecessary fake taxes.

He also had the throne removed, started to re-structure the government system, offered help to all the citizens, and made his two friends the head of his new security/police force; then I woke up.

The end,
-John Jr 🙂

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