I dreamt that I had a black panther. Which is cool because I remember about five dreams a year. In the dream, me and the panther were infiltrating some secret research lab that was doing Horrible Experiments(tm) (unspecified) and we had to shut it down. We met some people on the way that wanted to help us, researchers there that didn't agree with the whole thing but they were being blackmailed into working there. There was some kind of subplot about the lab library that I don't remember. Then we disrupted something in their reactor and the whole thing was set to blow, we (me, the panther and the friendly researchers) were going to escape...
And there was some kind of gas leak from the reactor that knocked us all out.
I woke up in a room like a hotel room, alone, it was a bit techy/spacy in that there was a monitor in the wall and obvious cameras everywhere. No windows. It turned out we had been captured: they'd managed to contain the reactor breach and while we were KO from the gas they'd locked us up. This was explained to me by one of the friendly researchers, he came into the room looking extremely scared but he didn't want to say why (well, because he'd been blackmailed to begin with so whatever they'd blackmailed him with was probably happening right now). I was allowed to leave the room, but it was pretty obvious I wasn't just gonna be able to wander out of the building... And anyway I didn't have my panther.
It turned out they were "healing" the panther, and "in the mean time I would just have to stay here". Luckily I had that monitor in my room so I could watch the panther's progress at any time. Basically I could choose things like, eating, excersising, sleeping, relaxing, etc. and it would show me footage from the panther's day, not live but recorded bits. Of course the people that were doing the Horrible Experiments(tm) weren't suddenly being nice people and healing the panther. Eating was basically a bunch of wires in its throat, for exercise they had the panther's legs all in sort of big sleeves that were attached to wires on the ceiling so they could move it around. It had things sticking out of its head, it was clearly scared and hurt. So I went on a mission to save it, leaving the blackmailed good-scientists out of it... but then somebody rang the doorbell and I had to run downstairs in my PJs. USually that's a great dream-eraser but I actually remember quite a bit of it. ^^ Actual plot and everything.
I'm a bit apprehensive to draw any conclusions about this, especially on the panther. Let's look it up.
"A black panther is a very ancient and powerful totem [...] It embodies aggressiveness and power but without solar influence. A black panther's power is lunar." Whatever that means about solar and lunar. "The black panther is endowed with great magic and power and this power will increasingly be experienced." Okay.
That doesn't tell me much. It doesn't -feel- like a totem thing, but it could still be representing those energies in the dream. Agressive, powerful, magic, lunar. I was working with it in the first part of the dream, but then I lost it and had to fight to get it back from where it was being picked apart and manipulated. I'm not sure what exactly it is referring to.
Ordering food for tonight. ^^ Let's see. There's a taco place that I've been wanting to try (yup, someone is gonna bring a taco to my door tonight).
It all has that stuff in it. Koriander. Um. Tastes like dish soap. Cinnamon? No. Cilantro is the thing. Ew. No option to say "leave that out please". Let's see what else is for dinner tonight, then.
Nothing looks good.
Time to GCB then. I know there has to be *something* in there that's edible, I mean there's sushi, greek food, thai food, ribs, pizza, chinese, surinamese... ... Russian? that wasn't there last time. Hee. It's really cool to see, in a see of pizzas and ribs, beet soup, spinach soup and kale. Let's see. :3 It actually looks really good - none of the main courses are really appetising but I'll just have a bunch of side dishes.
- Blin (whichi s like a rolled up pancake I guess) with fruit and cream
- Pelmeni (which is like little dough pockets with meat in them)
- Various random eats which --- Meh! It's like a catering place, they assume you're ordering for a LOT of people so they only do deliveries for E50 and up. I don't think so!
The quest for food continues. I think it's just gonna be ribs. I'll check again around dinner time. I've got another time to make my own dinner tomorrow and then I"ll do something more fancy and actually make something. I've got things in mind for that. Probably going to make this Indian soup thing with spinach and naan bread that's really tasty. But for now, I think sweet ribs with a baked potato and fruity salad.
Someone on youtube mentioned an expedition to the Antarctic.
It's one of the coolest (hurhurhur) places, I think. It has a massive volcano called Erebus, which is just an amazing name for a volcano to do a quest to. But really, the cool thing is that as opposed to Greenland/the north pole, the antarctic has land under it. Greenland is just a big slab of ice. And nobody knows a damn thing about the antactic. It's just so damn intriguing.
Of course there's plenty of other interesting places... I"ll list a few to give this journal some added value:
- Cave of giant crystals in Mexico (those are people)
- Huangshan mountains in China
It looks like what happens when you get to the edge of the map in Minecraft
- Pripyat, Ukraine - the town where all the people who worked in the Chernobyl plant lived. It's abandoned for obvious reasons, but people creep in there (And there's tours now but you have to wear a suit). But people creep in there and they do graffiti of human silhouettes going about their lives.
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- Machu Picchu, not just for the ruins but for the rainforest as well. I knew a guy who volunteered in Venezuala, he told me about a rock where in the morning, alllll the parrots would gather. Big clouds of colourful parrots in the sunrise, just imagine it (don't imagine it with sound on).
Some of them are places I'd like to go, some of them are not (it's about 44C (110F) in that crystal cave and the expeditions there are incredibly dangerous, so I"ll just watch the documentary again).
Statistics are boring. I'd rather look at cool pics from around the world some more.
Oh boy! Time for a snack!
Ok not as creepy as the last one yet, luckily.
It's a little trumpet guy! This one looks a bit like Playmobil. He can lead the parade for the creepy thing that killed the monster on wednesday!
Hee :3 I like these things. I've only got one more of them, I can't wait. I wish I had enough to build their whole village.
Freetime time! WoW for now, a movie/show for during dinner (don't know what yet, I was hoping for the new Hannibal to be out...) and art later tonight. I'll post pics.
Here's what I'm working on:
Crappy jpg quality because I work at about 6000x4000, so it 's a bit of a thumbnail. It's a character of mine. I do these from scratch, although I do have a picture that I use as reference for the face - in this case also for the pose. I also have various machines as reference for the big thing, and the little robot guy (which will be moved later). I start in black and white to get the values right, and then I color over it later.
And here's how it is after tonight:
Didn't do too much on it,but the machine is tricky. Next time I'll add the color.
Now I'll watch the last bit of the Hobbit movie, and sleep :) good night.