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A dream I had...

Behind the cut.

Dream: My time as a Doctor Who extra.

In the dream, I was the same age I am now. I started out watching a Doctor Who DVD, but that didn't last long. I noticed a very familiar looking little girl in the episode, as well as a good deal of deja vu. I don't remember what the episode was about, only that it had Sarah Jane Smith and the Fourth Doctor, and apparently a child version of me.

As I 'watched', I was cringing a whole lot at young-me's performance, and slipping into memory. I could remember that I was walking down a street in one scene, and going too fast - probably overexcited - and the Doctor and Sarah Jane had to go faster to keep up, and then I started to run, thinking it must be a chase scene or something, I don't know. In the dream, I was incredibly embarrassed about that.

The really weird thing is, I knew, in the dream, that I wasn't that age when Sarah Jane Smith and the Doctor were travelling together, I don't think I was even born until after Four left, and that discrepancy puzzled me, times not matching up in a show about time travel, heh. So, I went on imdb (still in the dream) and found my name listed with a surname I didn't have until after the original series was actually over (my ex-stepfather's surname) which just raised even more questions.

It was about that point that I woke up. I'm pretty sure I knew it was a dream pretty early on, and by the end I was actively trying to rationalise it within the dream, if only to keep dreaming. I suppose that's lucid dreaming, of a sort?

The weird thing is, I haven't actually watched much Fourth Doctor in a while. I'd been checking out some of the episodes involving Fifth, Seventh, and Eleventh, and thinking, 'hey, these guys aren't so bad.' I think my subconscious was trying to tell me that Four was best. Heh.

Because apparently I have nowhere else to really put this stuff. It's behind a cut at least, so, yeah.


Apr. 25th, 2010 10:34 pm (UTC)
i never watched dr.who, maybe a few recent episodes. but the relationship with the doctor and the female tag-a-long was interesting. it seemed to be a platonic fun sort of relationship.

when i think about people and relationship dynamics in dreams, whether it is dream people or people pulled from movies or real life, i try to tie it into current relationships. and with the embarrasing child version of you, maybe you feel overly excited and youthful about something and you would rather be more calm and rational. using the computer is a good sign that you are being rational.
May. 25th, 2010 11:32 am (UTC)
Hmm. I suppose that makes sense... I have been very excited about my growing DVD collection -- classic Doctor Who is what I'm collecting at the moment.

But using the computer in the dream was what brought me out of the dream, woke me up, and I recall not wanting to wake up.

The next night, the same again. I had a dream that I came into some money somehow -- that part wasn't important -- and I had bought a lavish house, and invited my grandmother (who I know is not well) to live with me. We watched TV. Apart from the lavish house, it was a very mundane sort of dream.

It was nice, and again I didn't want to wake up, but sometimes I feel like I'm getting ripped off. Other people dream about things like flying and whatnot, and I get internet and TV. If I wanted those, I wouldn't be sleeping.

Still, it's a dream I hope I have again. I don't see my grandmother much any more, not since I moved back here.