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What makes you dream? Why do you dream the way you do? 

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37 deviants said I love to sleep
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26 deviants said I don't know, I just do
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18 deviants said Dreams are the sort of things we all strive for, whether it be in your head of in your life.
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13 deviants said I'm getting philisophical
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9 deviants said I wanna tell you about it (comments)
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9 deviants said I don't dream (lies)
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7 deviants said wtf
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No deviants said Where did those RP polls of yours go? those are more fun! >:U

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PupSpace Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student General Artist
I think my dreams are many extensions of memories/experiences that help me work through things. If I don't have time for complex problem solving, my dreams often help figure that stuff out. For instance, I was angry with my sister, because she'd worried me by not answering her phone for days. I had a few dreams over that time; one was that she was hurt, another was that she was in trouble, and the last one was her sitting with me and talking. The first two were because I was panicking, but the last one reminded me that she had to be ok. There was no way she wouldn't be. It helped me logic things out when I was, honestly, hysterical.
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Myufi Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish I had the time to read all these comments; dreams are very interesting to me. Personally, I dream about the sort of activities I do and/or think about most. In the past, it was always adventurous video-game-esque settings. Only recently, since I've become radically more social in my life, have I begun to dream about people and sounds. Sadly, I have also begun to remember less of my dreams, but, I think that may be related to the fact that I've become busier and more easily distracted. I of course have easily-remembered bad dreams, especially when my daily life becomes very stressful. I used to take pride in being able to remember my very creative and enjoyable dreams, but now, I feel my childhood slipping past, and it is saddening.
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foxspitt Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
My dreams are...weird. I don't know what causes them, but they are either really weird and goofy or full-on terrifying. There was this one repeating nightmare I used to have when I was six, but stopped having when I was seven...and then recently I had that old nightmare again! Thankfully, I've never had it since, but it was still weird. Another time, i woke up, looked at the clock, got up, and started my day as usual. Or at least I thought I did, because later I woke up for real. It was so weird, the dream was so realistic. So I really don't know what causes my dreams. 
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gallowxy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Uh I don't know why I dream lol but I usually have really weird dreams that's make no sense (the ones I can remember anyways.) I usually have nightmares about running away or trying to fly or something XD I know from my parents/ people who sleep over that I scream and talk in my sleep, and move/kick a lot. I can't really remember ever having a "happy" dream, either I have a extreme nightmare or just a dream were everything is rather neutral. Sometimes I do have the same dreams/have dreams in the same setting/have a dream where I think I've dreamt it before when I'm in the dream but actually don't remember another one like it when I wake up. When I was little, I used to able to wake myself up from bad dreams, which was cool. Annnnd I just realized how much blab I've already typed, so I'll stop ;u;

As for aspiration/dreams, I don't have many cause I like to set my goals short owo
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I had a roommate once that was a sleepwalker. That was always interesting. We had to get a special lock to lock the door from the inside so she wouldn't be able to undo it. I often found her huddled up by the door in the mornings or in the bathroom. So strange XD

I don't mind reading lengthy responses. I actually like communicating with other people. I don't understand why people complain about no messages, then they finally get that masive inbox they want, then complain too many responses or too long. I just take my time to sift through them. lol 

Setting our goals too short really will not benefit you, you should raise them for yourself. 
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gallowxy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I'm not a sleepwalker, which is kinda surprising since it seems I should be XD I just roll around a kick and sometimes sit up. That must have been really interesting with your roommate haha XD One of my friend's parents is a sleepwalker, they have a baby fence on their stairs so she doesn't fall down them. We always thought it was for my friend, until he grew up and we asked why it was still there... lol

I don't mind either, the trouble I have is replying to them in a timely matter ^^' Haha, I know. It's great that you take the time to actually go through them though :)

And I know, short term goals go with long term goals and such, but I haven't really thought of any long time things I am interested in doing, haha. Setting goals is hard for me, because I'm always sure I won't reach them, but I'm trying to start small and get to the point where it's regular for me ^^
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Scarlet-Wings-Kaili Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student
I'm not sure what kind of dreams you mean... but if was the sleep dreams sometimes I can chose the dream I want; like if I stare into the darkness of my eyeballs long enough, strange movies start to appear and I start to dream... if I don't like the dream ei. zombies then I wake myself up right away and start again. Other times I make up stories as I'm laying in bed... then it turns into dreams... so that's how I dream? 
I'm usually very aware I'm in a dream so it makes good stories and art to make ^-^

As for the aspiration dream... 
I think it's something different that having a goal. A goal I can work on, but a dream is something that maybe has to do with more with chance or something that doesn't seem as certain?
Sometimes I think we dream of the things we don't have, like when I was younger I would dream I would have a friend, but I  was much to scared of everyone to open my mouth. 
I used to dream in elementary that I would become an artist, but now it has become a goal because I can work for it. However, being a successful artist  is a different story. So until the future, I can only dream that I'll be successful in someway and hope I'm not doomed lol
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Either kind, goals or sleep dreams, I purposely left it open ended. 

I usually don't realize I'm dreaming. ^^;


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MinecrafterNenagirl Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-flips desk- HOW

XD Sorry it's just the first part sounded like lucid dreaming stuff and I've been trying to have a lucid dream for a while 
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Scarlet-Wings-Kaili Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student
I think I`m usually really aware of the stages of sleep. Cause as soon as I am "awake" but unable to move my body, I know I'm falling asleep and should look out for dreams to hop into. It takes a lot of practice, but I hope that helps you?
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MinecrafterNenagirl Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i can usually get to that state where you are awake but cant move but i never see any dreams to hop in to  
perhaps its because i usually dont dream?
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Scarlet-Wings-Kaili Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student
I don't know, I just stare at the darkness until something forms or I make up a story and something happens
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SharkyToof Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I normally daydream the most

totally not homicidal fantasies
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Devan-Colley Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I dream very seldom... But when I do I'ts always really vivid and happens usually after something emotional @_@ 
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
vivid on my end too! So real sometimes I can't tell I am asleep.
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Zekkentak Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student General Artist
I rarely ever get dreams and when I do,
they're kind of..blurred. Never can seem to remember them
but when I do, its really strange.

Also, I experience the strange phenomenon
of a continuation of previous dreams, every once in a while.

I did have one really strange one a while back though..

I visioned some dragon-beast thing offering advice to me
after being seriously depressed for over a week,
hating myself for not being up to standards in school.

 Oddly enough, when I woke up,
I remembered him and as crazy as it sounds,
I got this strange sensation that he was following me around wherever I went throughout the
following day, and odd auras as well. Even felt a telepathic connection, which was...strange.

Never had the same experience ever since.
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foxspitt Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
I used to have a reoccurring dream about a tall woman dressed all in black when I was 3 years old. Her face was always in shadow, so I only saw her outline when she wasn't in a shadow herself. She would come through my doorway or up under my bed. I'm getting chills just writing about it...I would always feel like she was watching me, even when I wasn't asleep, from the forest in my backyard. It was like she was there, but not. Mind you, this was way before the movie Mama came out, so thats not where I got the idea to call her mama...that the name that always came to my head when I saw her in my dreams or felt her aura. I would sleepwalk, fortunately not far, following her. It was like my house was there, and I was putting my dreams and mama in it. When we moved from that house, I never felt, saw, or heard mama and haven't since. I have also never sleepwalked again. Dreams scare the sh*t out of me...
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hm, that is veyr odd. I've had dreams continue on different nights, but never following me throughout the day like that. 
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Kayru-Kitsune Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have long stretches in which I don't dream at all, and then 2-3 weeks of several dreams a night. In fact I just finished one spurt of dreams. It's kinda neat but at the same time it means I sleep terribly for those weeks.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You have a harder time sleeping during your dreaming nights?
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Kayru-Kitsune Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah - sometimes worse because it's a lot of nightmares and I hesitate to GO to sleep, but at any rate, when I dream a lot I don't feel as rested. Especially when I wake up inbetween.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm curious as to so many people having nightmares. Nightmares are so rare for me.
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Kayru-Kitsune Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They used to be very rare for me too. It's just been in the last few years, since I was pregnant, that I started getting more.
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ImagineCorgis Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I NEVER DREAM

;a;

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Aljoyce98 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
I am more of a lucid dreamer, I can control my dreams. I remember every single one. My dreams are just a constant story, a new chapter is revealed each time I am asleep. But that is about all I can say I normally keep my dreams a secret. 
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Mine seem real, but i can't control them. Lucky. ;-;
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Aljoyce98 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
At times I can't control mine. Its normally just a story that has been going on for the past few years, and mine too seem really real (almost like reality)
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the link! I did find lots of good stuff there! Dreams really fascinate me and I liked reading all that and the comments too! Thanks! :dummy:
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xStephanie Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
"I don't dream (lies)"
I guess that's true, but sadly I can't remember my dreams :(
there are a few times that I wake up when I do remember them but after I talked to someone and I try to remember it again it's all gone
I do remember the feelings I had... if that makes any sense lol
mostly it are 'weird' dreams since I'm almost always thinking that it was something weird (whenever I do 'remember' them)
I have only 1 'dream' (well a bad one but I guess that still counts) that I remember (vaguely, since it's been a while that I had him)
cuz I've had that one frequently when I was younger
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
So your one dream has repeated over time? I have one like that too
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xStephanie Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
yeah I had one that I had idk how many times over the years
but for now it's been a while :D
which I'm happy for since it's not a pleasant one
(I always wake up with pain in my left side...)

chances are pretty big that it has some meaning then ^^
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Bi0matrix Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student
Um, a lot of my dreams are like videos. Some of them replay past events and replace the important things with more symbolic objects. Like for example I had a dream about a tree full of different birds of my area. One of them was a toucan, obviously a bird that isn't from where I live. I thought I about it and I think it's when someone called me weird and I don't fit in. Or it was from some book I don't know *shrugs*
And half of my other dreams make me question about what I am doing with my life.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hm, well dreams seem to show things you are aware of and maybe not know it?
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Bi0matrix Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student
Possibly
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Dragonfoxing Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
I haven't been able to remember my sleeping dreams in a while.  Too restless, too much house shite going on as usual.  As far as aspirations ... I'm still out to do my music work, though I am still going through my exploration years as I learn skills + figure out where exactly I really want to go with it.  Which reminds me, I need to start my 100 Challenge so I can break some art block.  :U
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LuckyKoneko Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know... depends on what you mean. do you mean 'dream' as in asleep, 'dream' as in daydream, 'dream' as in wish for something?
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
either or, sometimes they can be connected, sometimes they arent  
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LuckyKoneko Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ah... well, I guess you mean daydreaming and sleep-dreaming...
as for daydreams, I'm a total dreamer. my mind wanders off as soon as I give it the chance. it usually makes up stories about my fav characters, or comes up with (fan)fic ideas. as for sleep-dreams... those are a bit weird. sometimes, I end up in one of my fandoms. sometimes, it's a nightmare-ish dream (think of Surreal Art, then you get the idea of what it's like). sometimes, I'm in a place that feels familiar but is not (kinda like a vision). sometimes, it's a fandom plus a familiar place (I can occasionally influence these a bit, though that rarely happens and I wake up real quick after changing something in the dream). all those dreams work wonders for my stores, except for the Surreal dreams. I haven't had true nightmares in a long time.
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Kaleoscope Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whenever I sleep I normally have nightmares. They usually involve a lot of chaos and often paralysis (of myself). Mostly discombobulated sequences that make sense then and therafter, a forced sequence and manic dance I mechanically participate in going through the motions. Usually centered around fear and loss of control-they probably reflect my struggle to keep things together mentally, physically and emotionally and my worry of what will happen if I break the balance. Sometimes they involve the loss of a certain close family member who...yeah.
Aspirations...I don't know. I like to keep them realistic. But then they're not dreams really are they? I guess minor dreams I am more far-reaching in. For the long term, however, I try to go the more logical, sensical route.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Paralysis, very interesting. Mine seem pretty real to me, I can't really control them... but I feel teh running or fights the next morning like it really happened. ;-; Does that ever happen to you?


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Kaleoscope Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah. I'll often wake up from a twisted scavenger hunt looking for something, from one thing feeling dizzy, another panicked. I kinda realize I'm not there-but perceive it as another reality I need to take part in? The next hour or two after waking up is a mixed continuation if the dream/nightmare.
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RustyMutt Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, not too sure, but a majority of my dreams are like nightmares. Mostly involving running from something or something/someone killing or trying to kill me. A lot of fear in them. So I would guess stress? Or some kind of fear or something. Other than nightmares, my other dreams never make sense and are kind of random. Usually everyday things.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Huh, Nightmares are not really what I would call them, but I am running from something or searching too. I often find what I look for, but not always. Very rarely I have a nightmare. ;-; I can't imagine having them often. 
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miudream Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My dreams are mostly awkward. My dreams are random. I swear I could turn almost every one of them into a story. One time I dreamed of creatures that were part fish and part wings. Another time I had a dream of a pregnant girl who when she told her boyfriend/guy she had sex with, he laughed in her face and his friends did too. O.o I know I am imaginative and I daydream quite a lot, but these ideas don't come to me until i'm asleep.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
lol I don't really get that kind of dream, the awkward ones I mean. Day dreaming is fun, ye. >: D
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KechK Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student General Artist
technically when you dream, the memory of it is supposed to be lost. What you think was your dream is normally a collection of thoughts you pieced together yourself when you're still drowsy (at least that's what I think lol) Because in your sleep your brain is reorganising your data into permanent storage or delete, it's possible that when you're "half-awake" you form flashes of images and when you wake those images aren't sorted and since our brains have developed into piecing things together to become more rational (eg. illusions, our brains fool themselves to make sense of the visual defect) i think it's what creates dreams

so idk
I dont actually remember any of them ahhaa
XD

You can ignore my long rant on dreams blah

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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You don't remember your dreams? REally? I remember most of mine, then again, I write them out on paper as soon as I wake up. ^^;

And I don't mind it, I was more or less asking peoples thoughts on their dreams. :la:
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KechK Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Nope XD Its a blur when i wake up haha XD
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ghostlyspirit Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ahm I really wish I knew. Most of my dreams result of my fears, anxieties and stresses. 
The ones I remember at least have been stress or fear related. 
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