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nightmare residue

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

I swear sometimes my dreams take such a strong hold of me that they influence my waking life.  Did you ever have a really disturbing one involving someone you know and then you look at them funny for a few days afterward?  I have.  It’s not always something so heavy, though.

Recently, I dreamed of pancakes and after two days of my thoughts being infiltrated by mouthwatering images, I had to give in.  One giant stack of strawberry banana pancakes later and my mind was released from the buttery beasts.  Free at last!

Sometimes, I have a weird residual feeling upon waking up but I can’t quite remember the dream that caused it.  That is a bit more difficult to deal with.  I hate you and want you dead.  I don’t know why.  I just do.  That sort of thing. 😛  Anyway, thinking about such anomalies is what inspired this week’s comic.

Ok. On to more interesting things…

My friend and fellow comicker, Matt Sandbrook of Chip Shop Adventures did a fantastic animated entry ( watch his 12 Ghosts II here ) for the Nine Inch Nails’ Ghosts Film Festival.  In a nutshell, NIN released an instrumental collection called Ghosts and rather than name the tracks based on their own visions, they numbered them and are inviting people to submit their personal interpretations through videos via You Tube.  You should go watch it and fave it and star it and leave him loving messages because it rocks.  Seriously.

Another talented comicker pal of mine, Adam York Gregory of Flowfield Unity did a new animation sort of recently.  It’s retro-y goodness will surely delight.  The song is ‘Fingerprints” by Britt Savage and Twang Deluxe and you can see Adam’s animated video here.  I think it’s the first time I’ve seen Adam get all colorful and stuff.  It was probably fun but I bet he is back on the dark side by now.  All that color makes you smile and stuff.  Ewwww!  😛

That’s all I have for you.  Go watch cool videos and I’ll see you next week.

<3 calan

19 Responses to “nightmare residue”

  1. Adam Says:

    🙂 thanks Calan.

    I don’t know what happened with the colour… maybe years of repression got loose.

    I’m better now… back to black, so to speak.

    There’s not much worse than waking up hungry after dreaming of food… other than being afraid to eat…

    Reminds me of the film The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie:

    It’s very good and very French.

  2. Heinrich Says:

    d00d… some of the best dreams i’ve had are the ones where i was convinced i was there. waking up from those is always weird – “wait… what? that wasn’t real? …oh yeah.”

  3. Tara Says:

    hokay >

  4. Tara Says:

    hokay xP that happened to me like twice this past two months or so…. one involving my friends bf (i dreamt he dumped her for me and she ttried to torture me to death through a poem (it was creepy as hell) so I couldn’t really look at the guy without looking over my shoulder first that lasted about a week, then the other dream involved my spanish teacher… It was one of those dreams where you go to school and forget to wear pants… sept in my case I forgot to put on a shirt and he… wasn’t wearing anything either (luckily for me my brain had pitty on me and he never left his desk so all i saw was his torso… so yea… class was awkward as hell… ended up cutting a couple of times… not pleasant… not pleasant at all….

  5. calan Says:

    the poem torture sounds really cool, tara. i’m sure it was creepy for you, but what an interesting concept!

    i had a hook-up style one once about a guy i was not at all attracted to and who was quite an annoying ass. that one made me cringe for about a week every time i ran in to him. eww!

    i’ve also had smoochy dreams about someone i didn’t think i was interested in and they would sort of make me interested, but it was hard to tell if it was the person in the dream i was digging or the actual person. 😛

  6. lucyyfur Says:

    I had always been told I was nutty to let me dreams effect my waking hours so much ….nice to see I am not alone. This opnion was not just from friends etc but proffesionals ( shrinks) !!! You and Gingerdead are my weekly therapy!

  7. calan Says:

    lucyfur you have the cutest name ever!

    the therapy bill is in the mail btw. don’t make me send my goons over there. 😛

  8. Rampage Says:

    I’ve had such weird dreams that I’ve dreamed my brother in law was my stalker, and you don’t know how creeped out I was just standing next to him. x.x

  9. matthew Says:

    Dreams are fun. I used to have really demented and weird dreams till one night when i was in a dream i turned around and attacked the thing that was chasing me. After that night i no longer had trouble with dreams. I can basically control my dreams for a short time. After which my logical side usually takes over, thinks what the hell is going on, and i wake up. But it is fun for that short time.

    Oddly enough i either rarely dream about friends or family or i just rarely remember them. So i can’t remember ever having a dream that made me look at someone weird. I have had panick attacks hit me in my sleep and then i wake up and charge out of my bedroom before i even know what i’m doing lol. That is pretty odd i guess.

  10. calan Says:

    haha that is odd! the lucid dreaming is an awesome thing. i hate when the logical side takes over and ruins it. for me it’s less the logical side though and more the OMG OMG OMG I’m lucid, YAY (poof! i wake up) Noooooo! 🙁

  11. dreamer Says:

    i’ve had a recurring dream recently that i fell asleep next to a beautiful woman.

    in the dream we made love, laughed, created kick ass art, took care of each other, drank coffee, drank good wine, drank cheap wine, made more love, cooked and ate good food, drank more coffee, ate dark chocolate, took pictures, took trips, watched movies and shows, made more love…

    then i woke up and i was laying next to her.

  12. Blixa Shirakawa Says:

    Oh yea, Ghosts is a brilliant album. He launched a remix site for people to remix not only songs from Ghosts, but Year Zero, The Slip, and all sorts of other NIN material.
    I’m working on remixing the entire Year Zero material as the next album for Small Dot Complex. Here’s the link: remix.nin.com/member/protogarland


  13. calan Says:

    dreamer : <3 !

    Blixa - I'm listening to your remixes right now. Very cool!

  14. Blixa Shirakawa Says:

    Thank you. 🙂

    I’m still reading Gingerdead and it consistently brings a smile to my face. Thank you for sharing your talent.


  15. Cady Lola Cep Says:

    I read your comic for the first time on Saturday and Sunday night I dreamed that I had a daughter named Lenoir.

    The strange thing is that I hadn’t read the whole dream thing yet. Odd.

    But I love Lenoir (she’s my favorite) and your comic is freaking amazing. Cheers.

  16. calan Says:

    Blixa – hugs!

    Cady Lola Cep – welcome! that’s cool about the dream thing. glad your enjoying the comic. i see you are a writer. feel free to join in the haiku-ing here if you feel inspired. 🙂

  17. annette lynn Says:

    I have had that problem with dreams in the past. I once dreamed I had a huge fight with my brother…woke up…and thought I had. I didn’t talk to him for two days until I finally smartened up and figured it out.

  18. calan Says:

    annette – your poor brother was probably wondering what he did. hehe

    last night i had a horrible dream. a death of someone close to me. complete with their corpse in my living room as though it was my job to prepare it for ‘viewing’ and burial and all that. i remember thinking i could do the makeup better than most people and i should but it would be so painful and weird to do. parts of the dream took place in my childhood home where there are some pretty crappy memories. the whole thing was so sad, i woke up crying a bit and made myself go back to sleep to forget it. waking up crying is not a great way to start one’s day. i have a slight residual sadness today, but i think if i hadn’t gone back to sleep it would have been worse.

  19. Seraphine Says:

    the thing with night dreams
    they have a grain of dark truth
    the monster is real

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