I dreamed that in a superhero world, one of the caped crusaders had a head completely covered in eyeballs - layers of them, so that his head was about the size of a watermelon and appeared to be entirely made up of eyeballs. His superpower was that he could send his eyeballs, individually or in a swarm, to fly through the air after bad guys and bang into them, with the same force as if he'd picked up his eyeball and thrown it at them. Unsurprisingly, supervillains did not find this to be a strong deterrent.

I suspect that this dream was influenced by my professor last night using the metaphor of billiard balls smacking into each other to describe Melanie Klein's theory of internalized "objects" (representations of relationships), and also by the hilarious This American Life segment describing failed superheroes, which mentions one whose power was to make his own limbs detach from his body.
gwyneira: (the Tick)

From: [personal profile] gwyneira


There's an episode of The Tick which has a superhero (can't remember his name) who can detach his eyes and send them out on spying missions. It's only two eyes, though, so substantially less creepy than your dream!

From: [identity profile] coraa.livejournal.com


Last night, I had, in rapid succession:

- A dream about school.
- A dream about the company conference.
- A dream about my wedding.

It was like the most amazingly unsubtle collection of anxiety dreams ever. I don't even know why! I don't think I'm that much more anxious than usual....

From: [identity profile] rachelmanija.livejournal.com


I haven't been recording most of my dreams lately because they've been endless iterations of:

- Forgot to turn in paper.

- Forgot to study for test.

- Forgot to put on clothes.

From: [identity profile] coraa.livejournal.com


The thing that always gets me about the "forgot to..." dreams, which I have a lot of as well, is the amount of logic I bring to bear on the problem in the dream. Okay, so I have a class that I forgot I had and didn't turn in any assignments or even attend it, BUT, I can probably pull off a C or maybe even a B- if I study all weekend. Okay, so I forgot to put a shirt on and I went to the office in my bra, BUT, if I can sneak out of the main office room and get to the restroom unseen I can probably cunningly fashion a shirt out of paper towels.

(Oddly, I rarely have the part of the dream where people point and laugh at you for having no shirt on. It's always the point just before the inevitable humiliation, and the focus of the dream is squarely on a frantic, desperate attempt to hold off that humiliation.)

From: [identity profile] rachelmanija.livejournal.com


I don't ever get to the point and laugh part either. My naked in public dreams focus on the horror of the forgot-to-get-dressed realization, and on my baffled, guilty, horrified thought process as I try to figure out how the hell I could have forgotten something so fundamental.

From: [identity profile] isabelknight.livejournal.com


For some reason, my naked-in-public dreams are always of the "I left the house with clothes on, and then they started to disappear, and ANY SECOND the people I'm talking to are going to notice" variety. For extra horror, in recent years, this dream has started to combine with my "giving a lecture and all my writing materials disappear" dream, so I have nightmares about hunting for a whiteboard marker mid-lecture and then realizing I'm not wearing pants anymore. No-one ever notices - it's just the endless, desperate attempt to act like everything is normal and keep them distracted until I can finish the class.

From: [identity profile] sienamystic.livejournal.com


Hah, my one teaching anxiety dream had to do with a marker disappearing on me as I fumbled around for it while my students peppered me with questions and I tried to look nonchalant.

From: [identity profile] isabelknight.livejournal.com


God, I hate that dream, even without the disappearing pants. It sometimes plays out in real life too - a classroom will have five markers, all of them dry, and I will have inevitably lost my last precious one of my own under the coffee vending machine while rooting through my bag for change before class.

I teach a lot of lit courses, and the only thing worse than trying to explain meter without being able to write on the board is trying to give a lecture on the Miller's Tale without being able to draw little farting stick figures.

From: [identity profile] jinian.livejournal.com


I was just wondering if anyone had a "clothes disappear" version of this dream rather than a "forgot clothes" one!

Depending on how you feel about actual disappearing clothes stories, you may or may not want to watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xrRWYouKy0

From: [identity profile] tool-of-satan.livejournal.com


I dreamed that in a superhero world, one of the caped crusaders had a head completely covered in eyeballs

Super Stupor

From: [identity profile] telophase.livejournal.com


Night before last I had a dream in which I owned three severed heads (no idea whose). Toby had given the third one to me because, as I seemed to like the first two, he thought it was a nice idea. It veered into nightmare territory when I started thinking about what I'd do if someone discovered these heads, and how I should get rid of them in a way that nobody would find them. because if I was caught with them, the cops would assume I'd murdered the people. At one point the dream veered off in another direction, when I asked a friend of mine to marry me and he agreed. I eventually "woke" out of that one, realized it was a dream, and was grateful that no, I was marrying Toby after all. But then I realized I still hadn't got rid of the severed heads and it went back into fear and panic again. Waking up for real was a relief.

I have no idea why the idea of severed heads wasn't enough to make it nightmare territory; it took the threat of discovery to make it that.

From: [identity profile] marzipan-pig.livejournal.com


Toby had given the third one to me because, as I seemed to like the first two, he thought it was a nice idea.

I like how after that you were still relieved to be marrying him :)

From: [identity profile] telophase.livejournal.com


Well, y'know, he meant well! (I don't think he'd killed the previous owner of the head - we were staying at my grandparents' old house and there happened to be a dead guy in the other guest bedroom so he thought I might like the head!)

From: [identity profile] rachelmanija.livejournal.com


Come on, he gave her a sweet, thoughtful gift based on her observed preferences. What's not to love? ;)
sovay: (Cho Hakkai: intelligence)

From: [personal profile] sovay


His superpower was that he could send his eyeballs, individually or in a swarm, to fly through the air after bad guys and bang into them, with the same force as if he'd picked up his eyeball and thrown it at them. Unsurprisingly, supervillains did not find this to be a strong deterrent.

I think you should see if he can get a guest spot on Axe Cop.
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