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The King’s Dream Team: Night 1

The king has been experimenting with lucid dreaming and dream interpretation. On the advice of his specially assembled “Dream Team”, he’s been asking himself throughout the day whether he’s awake or dreaming. It’s hard to tell the difference sometimes! Tonight, he will report every dream he remembers.

The king fell asleep to his favorite fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty. Some of the other fairy tales are too scary for him.

Night 1: Dream 1: “The Drifter”: His first dream was about a drifter in a shantytown. The drifter made a hilarious joke, but when the king woke up it made no sense, and then he forgot what it was.

Night 1, Dream 1

Night 1, Dream 1: The Drifter

Night 1, Dream 2: “Viennese Bliss”:  A sensory rather than plot-driven dream. The velvety scent of powdered wigs… the shiffle-shuffle of stiff fabrics on the dancefloor…electricity in the air as Mozart’s hands tumble across the keys in a private concert. The king achieved Level 1 lucidity in this dream when he realized he was dreaming and decided to heckle Mozart. He immediately awoke and reported to the Dream Team, who took enthusiastic notes.

Dream #2

Dream #2: Viennese Bliss

Night 1, Dream 3: “Subconscious Vomit”: This was the Dream Interpreter’s chance to shine — and she failed. Nobody could offer any interpretation that made any kind of sense. All the king could say was that he was “watching the scene from above” and “the birds had human eyes”, none of which was useful information. The Dream Team concluded that sometimes, dreams are just brain barf.

Dream #3

Dream #3: “Subconscious Vomit”

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Watch out!

May 22. Spotted by Justine at the ocean Safeway…are we safe anywhere these days?!

Hey, watchout!

The culprit.

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He can party all he wants, as long as he’s ready for work in October!

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Down by the river

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After nightfall, the locals like to gather along the riverbank. It’s usually a pretty casual, potluck-style event. Last time Yuri brought a bag of carrots, Raymond brought peanuts and lemonade, and Irene brought chicken parts and a bottle of gourmet ketchup.

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There’s lots of history along the river, and the tide washes up all kinds of treasures, like old shoe buckles and buttons. When the locals find these artifacts, they pick them up off the ground, look out at the glittering green water, and think for a while about the mysteries of time, and about all the other locals that used to hang around here at one time or another.

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