Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A Whole New World


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements. 😉

If you've been watching Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (the second season has been airing on BBC America for the past nine weeks), you'll know exactly where this question came from.

What if your dreams created a whole new world/realm? Would you want to live there?

14 comments:

  1. Gosh, my dreams have been so weird lately. But I'd welcome the one in which my mother was alive and walking again. ~grin~ Are you still enjoying the show? There is just so much to watch now in the few hours I spend in front of the TV that I hesitate starting any series.

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    1. Oh yes. I like this season better than last. I think knowing the main characters more helped. And we're more grounded in the weirdness of it all.

      That, and there's pink haired people. And scissor swords. And a flying purple people eater. It's fun.

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  2. No, because it would be one very boring place...

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  3. Absolutely. Have you seen the world lately? It's literally on fire. Any dream is better than that.

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  4. Oh gosh no! I have very weird dreams and often I am being chased or aliens are inhabiting people I know and no one believes me. I have also been a woodchuck in my dreams, sang with the mice from Babe and saw cats sunbathing, playing ball at the beach and water-skiing.

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    1. I guess it depends on the dream, eh? I know I've had some creepy dreams as well.

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  5. If I could enter or leave it as please....I question my question would I have complete control or not
    Coffee is on

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  6. Yes and no. Some of my dreams I really like, but some are literally nightmares; those I definitely wouldn't want to live in.

    betty

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  7. Guessing that would depend on if my dreams were fantastic or a nightmare!!

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  8. No because they go between terrifying, boring, and hard to remember. If there was a mildly discernible pattern, maybe. And you know ... sometimes I do wonder about dreams, particularly dreams that feel so real.

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  9. No thank you very much. My dreams are fraught and sweat making and as I speak in my sleep, I can be heard yelling and crying. As is often the case the actual details are fuzzy, but the feeling is not. I sure don't want to live there permanently.

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