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The Beauty of Dreams
« on: January 07, 2010, 11:16:03 am »
It's so fascinating...sometimes when we think our minds could not come up with anything more creative, our dreams give us some fresh inspiration.

I'll list two examples that happened to me, and then maybe you could all list some of your examples.

1. Anyone see Disney's Jungle Book 2?  Like most direct-to-DVD sequels, I hated it.  My dreams actually came out with a much better plot than the original movie had.
2. Pretty much most of you know me for inventing the concept of S.A.D.  Guess what?  Last night, I dreamed of another, completely new RTS game involving railroading, with once again, a new concept never done before.  It's interesting that this concept would also work very well for calculators, although I plan to stop with calculator games after S.A.D. is done.  Maybe for a computer game, or something...

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Re: The Beauty of Dreams
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2010, 01:55:37 pm »
Haha yeah, when I was struggling to write a college essay, and could not think of anything to write, I dreamed about my past that i completely forgot about. The dream pretty much answered the essay problem, and i easily wrote that essay when i woke up ^^


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Re: The Beauty of Dreams
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2010, 01:59:27 pm »
Sometimes I get more inspiration for projects when I am sleeping (usually by dreaming) or when I am not home. I tend to not get that much when dreaming, though.


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Re: The Beauty of Dreams
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2010, 04:56:42 pm »
Hopefully or not, I don't have that kind of dreams. :o Maybe I don't employ much worries about things to do.

But sometimes I get some strange dreams that seem so real because they have images with many details and some coherence. And I can't figure where the plot of the dream comes from...

And I hate dreams that remember a tornado of thoughts I had last days because they are just tiresome as my daily thinking. :(
« Last Edit: January 07, 2010, 04:57:34 pm by Galandros »
Hobbing in calculator projects.

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Re: The Beauty of Dreams
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2010, 07:22:15 pm »
Most of the dreams i remember involve flying and current events :P  They are always really long, detailed, and bizarre XD

But i know what you mean, dreams can sometimes lend the greatest inspirtational moments upon us O.O

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Re: The Beauty of Dreams
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2010, 07:23:42 pm »
Would you guys think any less of me if I said I do math problems in my dreams, and on more than one occasion I've woken up to find an answer to a long-ass problem I'd been working on for days scribbled on the scratch paper on my desk, with no memory of doing it?
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Re: The Beauty of Dreams
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2010, 07:24:52 pm »
lol, wow lucky! I wish I could do that!
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Re: The Beauty of Dreams
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2010, 07:32:10 pm »
I'm not even surprised XD I find it is often the best way to find solutions to complex problems :)

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Re: The Beauty of Dreams
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2010, 07:35:18 pm »
Wow, nice.  Now you have an excuse for sleeping in class...

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Re: The Beauty of Dreams
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2010, 08:06:09 pm »
i usually either lucid dream, dream something random and forget it or dream about games, but personally i find the best source of inspiration comes at the end of a bout of depression

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Re: The Beauty of Dreams
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2010, 09:51:14 am »
Most of the dreams i remember involve flying
Jumping to vacuum is cool except the part you wake up...
Hobbing in calculator projects.

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Re: The Beauty of Dreams
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2010, 06:25:53 pm »
My dreams get extremely vivid sometimes, and I've had a lot of interesting ideas born from them. What's really neat is when you become aware in the dream and are able to manipulate it however you choose.

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Re: The Beauty of Dreams
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2010, 07:20:58 pm »
Quote
My dreams get extremely vivid sometimes, and I've had a lot of interesting ideas born from them. What's really neat is when you become aware in the dream and are able to manipulate it however you choose.

Oh, man, I never get bored of that.

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Re: The Beauty of Dreams
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2010, 07:22:19 pm »
that would be lucid dreaming. :p

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Re: The Beauty of Dreams
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2010, 07:53:09 pm »
I had a lucid dream last night ^^.  It was cool because before i realized i was dreaming, there was a kind of buildup of conflict, with certain characters being bullied by others, and then i became 'lucid' and totally pwned everybody, and managed to get the dream to end at the exact moment where everything was concluded :)