September 30th, 2009


More dreams!

Had another weird dream last night - one of those dreams that doesn't actually follow me myself, but instead I'm somewhat present as just a viewer (albeit with knowledge of inner thoughts and so forth) as some other scene plays out. In this case, it kind of flickered between a "movie" and events that were actually happening in this dream reality.

The protagonist was one Cassandra Palmer. Now see, there's a series of urban supernatural books revolving around a Cassandra Palmer, but I haven't yet tried them. (Anyone know if they're any good?) But they keep cropping up in my Amazon Gold Box and so forth. Now, I don't know what Cassandra actually *is* in those books, but in my dream (even though I hadn't worked this out consciously) she was the only thing she really should be: a blind oracle. Because, y'know, Cassandra... then the reading of palms and so forth. Although that doesn't mean she had to be blind, but she was in this. Anyhow.

In this dream, Cassandra was small and blonde and yet very capable despite her blindness (because after all, she had another form of "sight"), and basically was pretty much "played" by Sarah Michelle Gellar, a la Buffy. Much the same attitude, too. And she was a modern high school student.

I don't remember much in the way of specifics - just that she'd pretty much gotten a bit cockier with her predictions, and worked out a whole showman-type ritual chant/movement thing when she wanted to intentionally predict something, and from the vibe of the dream I suspect she may have been approaching a fall/comeuppance of some sort if the dream had continued without me waking. And I also remember some sort of martial sport being involved, like tag-team boxing or wrestling or something. o_O

Sometime I really wish I knew what was going on with my subconscious. Other times I'd be afraid to know.
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Parasha proposition (Not a WoT post!)

Okay, I'm waaay slow on posting this, kept forgetting. XD

Those of you who were in the Robert Jordan newsgroup (the cool one) back in the day may remember a thing called Parasha we had going on for a while, where we'd have a schedule to all re-read certain portions of the books, then discuss them after.

Now, as stated, this isn't that, since that's already being done anyhow.

But I thought of much the same idea when considering that, hey, it's soon to be October (although I've left this go for waaay too long, and "almost" in this case is "tomorrow") and thus time for a re-read of A Night in the Lonesome October, which is pretty much tailor-made for this sort of thing.

So I had the idea that it might be cool to, over the course of the year, have one book per month, each book somehow tied in to the particular month, and a schedule of reading for each book, then the participating people can discuss each portion on the relevant day. If there's anything they find discuss-worthy of course.

Now in theory, I should have posted this idea way ahead of time and people could discuss it, come up with a possible list of books ahead of time (IF anyone's interested in the first place of course), and we could figure out what method to use (anyone posting in their own journal, a special community set up for it, whatever). As it stands though... well, if anyone is interested, we're pretty much going to have to figure it out on the fly.

So... anyone? Bueller?