Why do dreams get most interesting as wakefulness approaches?

Open question. It seems that this is the period of the dream during which we experience the most effortless association and the greatest feats of aesthetic representation of abstract ideas (if they occur). Last night’s dream can serve as an example.

I was staying at the house of my (long deceased) grandfather on my dad’s side. Mostly normal dream stuff happened (nothing weird just normal horseplay with buds). At twilight, we went into the back yard to shoot off some fireworks (this got kinda mixed up in the dream, I think we started off with some skeet shooting). One harmless sort of sparkler fell on the next-door kid’s wooden playset. The kid had been watching the fireworks, and when he saw this he freaked out and started trying desperately to stamp it out. I tried persuading him that he was just going to get hurt and that his playset wasn’t in any real danger of catching fire but this just made him more desperate.

Probably all that was meaningless, but if I were pressed I’d interpret it as the frenetic reaction of conservative and moderate pundits to dank memes :-).

Anyway, the interesting part came at the end when I met a cyclops.

Two neighbors came over to talk to my grandfather all friendly-like. The first looked kind of like Steve Sailer and the other one looked like my caricature:

But there were two major differences in appearance: he had a very heavyset build like a pipefitter who also lifts weights (it put me in mind of ESR’s thick wrists), and his eyes were crossed and so close together that they were almost touching. In fact, when I looked closer it turned out that his two eyes were actually just one big eye with a small piece of skin stretched across the middle to split it in half. He noticed that I was staring and opened his eye as wide as it would go, and this caused the piece of skin to somehow retract into his brow like it was under tension, revealing the one big eye.

We had a short staring contest and the cyclops seemed surprised that I was meeting his gaze (which wasn’t hard at all), after which he turned and shambled away with the other neighbor. That was the end of the dream.

I believe these two characters represent the remaining two class archetypes in the overwatch theory- melonhead aristocrats (policy-writing game theorists and animal breeding enthusiasts) and artistic neanderthal geniuses (who shape culture for the neurotic class)- which I’d been thinking about yesterday in preparation for writing up their descriptions. There’s probably a great deal more to the deep state organization, but these two will be the end of what I’m comfortable jabbering about right now. Anyway, my magic brain’s connection between thals and the cyclops myths is very interesting if you look at it from the right angle.

This last bit probably isn’t important, but I’ll include it for dream connoisseurs: there was some weird confusion about in which US state this was all happening. When I saw the ESR cyclops, my first thought was “wait, you’re supposed to be in Michigan (for Penguicon) but this is Ohio”. The odd thing is that my grandpa’s old house is in southern Indiana on the Kentucky border. The name “Alabama” also came up in a completely unrelated context.

If Vejiortan’s conjecture is correct that I’m having accidental out-of-body experiences, then I will take a page from Freud and suggest that leaving the house is a semi-consistent metaphor for leaving the body.

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21 Responses to Why do dreams get most interesting as wakefulness approaches?

  1. podrag says:

    Real melonhead aristocrats are interesting in how they operate. They real run things but essentially in the real world they find some ruse to squeeze the system. In the UK Quasi-Autonomous-Non-Governmental-Organisations are a good ruse. Or a ‘creative agency’ but more as a ruse to squeeze a corporate tendering process for a lot of money without having to necessarily account for it. So they’ll say essentially ‘pay me to draw pictures and you’ll get business’ but the business isn’t created by the creative output but rather by paying the aristocrat.

    They’ll also effectively run foreign major corporate operations from the customs office in partnership with the local petty tyrant. So the aristocrat will run the operation by leaning on the ‘official’ managing director by with-holding imported necessary resources.

    This has the effect of destroying the creative sensibility of white nations leaving a void which Satanic creative agencies are only too happy to fill. Large corporates have essentially divested their creative agency as a means of ‘soft’ corruption, which is why their creative output is utterly shit, and their shit output becomes a sort of defence-by-void whereby it leaves nowhere for competition to attack. Being vacuous and shit is associated with success and culturally this acts like a portal into hell tot hose who don’t appreciate the full torus structure.

    If you understood any of that well done.

    • podrag says:

      In summary:

      1) the one who controls is the one who can wield genuine hard influence (obvious)
      2) hard influence means being able to apply a ‘short squeeze’
      3) in a system of total realpolitik, creative output is a soft target for grease money
      4) the creative void left by the organisations who should be shaping our culture is filled by Hollywierd
      5) The void of meaningful creative content itself has a self-reinforcing effect whereby the void becomes impossible to attack, by nature of its own voidness.
      6) Welcome to Hell

      • Aeoli Pera says:

        Can you give an example of a “short squeeze”? Is it like when management suddenly decides to pass down an arbitrary ultimatum like “Increase production by 20% this week OR ELSE”?

        • Heaviside says:

          The way I interpret “short squeeze” is forcing someone to make sacrifices because they are in a desperate position, digging them deeper into the hole and making them even more vulnerable to manipulation. An example might be a starving artist who gives up royalty rights worth millions because he needs cash in hand now, or a failing company which is forced to sell its inventory at the bottom of the market just to make payments to its creditors.

          • Aeoli Pera says:

            Thanks. So post-war concessions fall into this category.

            This is not unlike the logic of massacres. The loser is selling their future to buy time (because otherwise they might never reach that future) because they’re hoping for a random opportunity to pop up that they can take advantage of.

    • Heaviside says:

      NGOs and international charities are usually CIA fronts e.g. the Rockefeller and Ford foundations.

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      >Real melonhead aristocrats are interesting in how they operate.

      I would truly enjoy reading the thoughts of a proper anthropologist who’s observed them in the wild.

      >In the UK Quasi-Autonomous-Non-Governmental-Organisations are a good ruse.

      Are we talking like the Federal banking cartel in the US or like the National Science Foundation or what? Shakedown artists, con artists, something else?

      >They’ll also effectively run foreign major corporate operations from the customs office in partnership with the local petty tyrant. So the aristocrat will run the operation by leaning on the ‘official’ managing director by with-holding imported necessary resources.

      That sounds exactly what I mentioned in the “technocrats” description. Always good to get more detailed insights.

      >This has the effect of destroying the creative sensibility of white nations leaving a void which Satanic creative agencies are only too happy to fill.

      That’s new. I was only aware of this wrt artistic creativity, like in the music and film industries. I suppose it makes sense.

      > Being vacuous and shit is associated with success and culturally this acts like a portal into hell tot hose who don’t appreciate the full torus structure.

      Dat spiral iconography. Doors, portals, wormholes, feedback systems…oldest idea on the planet. Gonna ride that tornado to Oz, this time it’ll work for realz.

      >Large corporates have essentially divested their creative agency as a means of ‘soft’ corruption, which is why their creative output is utterly shit, and their shit output becomes a sort of defence-by-void whereby it leaves nowhere for competition to attack.

      I’ma try to make sense of this with a concrete example. Let’s say the food industry. Farmers big and small grow corn because that’s what the government taxes least and often subsidizes, so now everything is made of corn syrup, so now only food producers who sell corn syrup can break into the market, but they can’t because the market is cornered.

      Is that right?

  2. podrag says:

    DJ Request: Can you do a dual back post please thnx

  3. j says:

    your spirit is taking walks outside the house now. soon you’ll be ready for a pilgrimmage lol.

    “why do dreams get most interesting as wakefulness approaches?”
    symbolically i see the energies provided by sleep and dreaming as feminine Earth essence – the Void. the waking masculine mind provides the Form.
    /speculateLikeIm5

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      >your spirit is taking walks outside the house now. soon you’ll be ready for a pilgrimmage lol.

      Lol, be nice, I’ve stuck around this long already.

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