I Know My World Too Well

Had a complicated dream last night that involved me going through a portal in a painting painted black (by using a rock with the Biting Pear painting on it!) turning into a fox, spotting a pair of unicorns (because only animals can see unicorns, which are apparently wandering around the city most of the time) turning into a unicorn myself, and having a lengthy conversation with them. The unicorns (which were the goat-deer-like model rather than the horse-model) took me to a very odd Chinese bathhouse, full of moving stone statues, where we prayed to some peculiar deity.

“AHA!” I said, suddenly enlightened, turned into a dragon, and went off to kill the emperor, which apparently was what I was supposed to do all along.

None of that is terribly important. This is pretty standard dream fare for me. What stuck in my mind was that after I had slain the emperor, I went off to check my blog, and discovered an argument in the comments about whether or not I had actually been a unicorn all along.

Just in case anyone is wondering, I am not now and never have been a unicorn. Just in case it ever comes up.

  • reply Tim Eisele ,

    ” I am not now and never have been a unicorn”

    Ah, but you would say that in any case, wouldn’t you?

    • reply The Gecko ,

      … Or ARE you?

      • reply RhianimatorLGP ,

        Oh drat, I’ll have to take back that tin of pearlescent horn polish I bought for you too.

        • reply Mean Waffle ,

          That’s just as well. No unicorns in heaven, after all.

          • reply Alex R. ,

            The Sings-to-Trees story with the anti-unicorn propaganda is a clearly red-herring – if you translate the story back into Elvish, it was obviously written by a unicorn!

            • reply C. S. P. Schofield ,

              I have vivid dreams somewhat like that, sometimes, but they tend to get bogged down by my apparent inability to read while asleep. I am a bookworm by upbringing and avocation, but in dreams something about how my mind (everybody’s mind?) works means that I can’t visualize print in actual worlds.

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