Well, I hope this fits in, for me it does.
Like I mentoined in other threads before, part of my daily work is to program machines.
I had a dream this week that was totally strange. The last days, my day shifted more and more into the night, going to sleep at 7am, which gave me
wild lucid dreams I was able to remember. My wife is able, as she says to build up a story before going to sleep and then dream that in a lucid way.
That´s not true for me.
It started like a normal dream, except that at some point I got aware of the fact that I´m dreaming. I never had lucid dreams too often. I don´t
remember much of that dream anymore, but some things I do.
For example, I was somehow able to halt the dream. Not like hitting a pause button or so, but more like debugging a program (it´s like pausing
somehow). I did not do this on will, rather on reflex. When this happened, my vision turned white and I saw written code, much similar in shape to
modern object based languages.
I wasn´t able to identify and read the code, like "oh there are some declarations" "here, the object x is spawned" but I was able to change it and
somehow I knew what I was doing. I understood somehow. I did this the whole dream on, debugging the dream through code changes, switching between run
and debugging fixing all sorts of things that were not pleasant for me and my friend, who was with me in my dream. Certain things were untouchable for
me, like they were override protected, such as the sky I was trying to change to "vanilla" or that I wanted that waterfall to stream the other way.
Then, shortly before I woke up, we met a white "figure" in my dream that REALLY scared the crap out of me. Actually it was just a bright white
vertical line that resembled the statue of a human but was way to tall and thin.
We were walking through a labyrinth (that was part of what I constantly changed to just walk into open space instead of green walls) and we came to, a
point where that white line was "standing". It was standing in the middle of a circle, where ways were leading away. If you would look at it from top
it would resemble a star.
So we walked towards it, and I just hopped into the code and tried to alter our "position", which were a set of 9 variables. I wanted to set our
position in a way that we were the same distance to the white line but BEHIND it.
Well, I wasn´t able to and that´s when the white line started to "talk to me".
It wasn´t talk like voice transmission, more like adding a library (not the books, the code). This is what scared me so much because I had that
buzzing sound in my head when "it" did that, just like I had some months ago at rare moments before going to sleep. It was a feeling like getting
shocked by 230V alternating current with a real loud buzzing sound. I felt like something was "downloading" to me everytime the buzz was fading.
Like that: "BBBuuuuuZZZ" while the beginning and ending felt like a completed package.
That´s when I woke up with blurry vision a headache and the fear that my waterbed might leaked because I sweated like 2 liters or so. I don´t know
what to think of that dream and what happened that during that dream, because my wife was not at home, she worked that day (I was sleeping in the
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