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How are you going out?
Anthrax 28%
Smallpox 0%
Ebola 14%
Influenza 57%

Votes: 7

 Analyze this

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Dec 09, 2001
Last night, I came down with some kind of illness. Achy joints, fatigue, and a headache, but not too bad. So I had a night of fitful sleep. That's when I had an interesting dream.

Before I went to sleep, I was working on stuff for the transcript committee. Transcripts of the lectures get distributed to all my classmates. I'm not even involved with the paper stuff, just posting them to the web.

But I dreamt that I was coughing all over the transcripts (I don't even have a cough), and everyone in my class got sick, and everyone assumed it was terrorism. I was being quarantined, and investigated as the "primary vector," but was never accused of being a bioterrorist.

Analyze that.


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Conflicts (4.00 / 1) (#1)
by Anonymous Reader on Sun Dec 9th, 2001 at 06:11:11 PM PST
You are conflicted. You clearly are struggling with a desire for more responsibility/power in your occupation, and a willingness to accept your present position. Infecting your classmates in your dream represents your desire for power over them. That you were subsequently quarantied represents your shame at wanting to dominate these people, and your willingness to accept your present set of responsibilities.

It is normal to have ambivalent feelings about situations at work or school. The relative mildness of the imagery in your dream indicates that your emotions regarding the situation are not problematic and so you will probably be fine remaining in your present occupation, notwithstanding the occasional freaky flu-dream.

Hmmm..... (none / 0) (#2)
by hauntedattics on Mon Dec 10th, 2001 at 06:44:04 AM PST
What I find interesting is that you were able to infect everyone by coughing all over the transcripts, which are posted to the web and not distributed on paper. Could this be a guilty h**ker dream? Or are you just studying epidemiology?

I voted for 'influenza' by the way, because it's just about 100,000% more likely that I'll kick it due to flu than any of the other choices. Ebola might be more fun, though. Definitely more interesting.

H**ker? (none / 0) (#3)
by tkatchev on Mon Dec 10th, 2001 at 06:54:25 AM PST
More likely it was a post-modernist dream symbolising the unreal, yet at the same time morally degenerative nature of Internet communication. An short and elegant description of the "Slashdot lifestyle", if you will.

I liked the diary, BTW. Please post more.

Peace and much love...

indeed, (none / 0) (#4)
by nathan on Mon Dec 10th, 2001 at 07:04:40 AM PST
It has a sort of elegiac beauty, like a misty morning in early spring, with the air a little bit less than clear, but everywhere everything painfully green.

Li'l Sis: Yo, that's a real grey area. Even by my lax standards.

Last Night's Dream (none / 0) (#5)
by First Incision on Mon Dec 10th, 2001 at 07:46:58 AM PST
Well, last night I had another weird dream. I'm going to post it as a reply, since it's been less than 24 hours since my last diary, but I want to post it while it's still fresh.

I dreamt that for some reason, my mother, my sister, and I were going to Afghanistan. I don't know why. I had a feeling it was for some relief organization, but I can't say the question ever came up. We could only pack one small carry-on. We were trying to figure out what exactly do you take to Afghanistan, with only a carry-on. I remember attaching several things to the pack with carabiners. I attached my straw hat (it is very nice in the summer) and my toiletries bag (which is something I normally do anyway). I remeber packing a lot of socks.

Then, I tried to fit in one of the larger Harry Potter hardback books. Of course, I had trouble getting it to fit. I didn't have a lot of space or weight to spare, but I needed to get that Harry Potter book in there. (I've never read any of the books, but I have seen the movie). I remember turning it several directions, trying to get it to fit in the front pocket. Eventually it fit.

So my mother, my sister, and I were going through an airport concourse, to go through the security checks to board our flight. I don't remember anything else.

Analyze that!
Do you suffer from late-night hacking? Ask your doctor about Protonix.

Obviously, (none / 0) (#6)
by tkatchev on Mon Dec 10th, 2001 at 09:41:14 AM PST
The Harry Potter book represents the pointlessness and inaneness of American civilization. The touching part of your dream is the difficulty you had in making Harry Potter fit in your backpack -- it's almost as if you're saying that American culture doesn't belong in "the real world". Your dream reminded me of the recent news of the "American Talib".

Peace and much love...

Remember, though, (none / 0) (#7)
by hauntedattics on Mon Dec 10th, 2001 at 09:52:40 AM PST
that the H.P. book did eventually fit into the carryon, so maybe Americans *can* fit into the real world, it just takes them a little longer to get a clue.

Hey, if people are really into this dream thing, I'll be happy to post mine. You'll all think I'm making them up, though, because they're so whacked.

American civilization? (none / 0) (#8)
by First Incision on Mon Dec 10th, 2001 at 01:09:42 PM PST
You have touched one of my pet peeves. Harry Potter was invented by the snivelling British. I'm sure it's all the same to an Eastern-Bloc type, like yourself, but I take exception to that.
Do you suffer from late-night hacking? Ask your doctor about Protonix.

Ah, but that is the whole point. (none / 0) (#9)
by tkatchev on Tue Dec 11th, 2001 at 01:00:31 AM PST
There's no such thing as American civilization[1] -- what most people call "American culture" is usually cheap knock-offs of European works. In that respect, Harry Potter is a perfect example.

[1] Well, except for the culture of black americans. These people have a much more solid claim to being "the real americans" than the people who once enslaved them.

Peace and much love...


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