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Three dreams this time and oh boy some very odd ones.
The Old Flame
This one was weird, it involved a swimming pool and all my old friends from high school and college and also my old flame and my first love (seriously I'd have married the girl if she'd let me). For some reason we were talking and saying how we didn't belong in one another's lives etc etc.
Then the dream ended with the pair of us making out in the shallows as one of our friends (who is one of my oldest and dearest and actually on DA) remarked on how exasperating we were.
You Write Tonight
This one was really creepy and unnerving and I might actually write a first person piece describing the experience which was more like a nightmare than a dream.
Demia was in this one and starred in the show as she sang and danced and the song she was going on with as she moved around the room while I was tied in a rolling chair was interesting.
We have sent you a letter To come back home to play But to your dismay This isn't your day For the happy fun time has begun to fade Watch as we reanimate our corpses you abandoned We're dismantled, we're mishandled But we won't be skipped and swayed
Trapped within these walls You left our souls to decay The link decays The walls at bay But the reckoning has come today You say Kesa plays no part 'cause you replaced her in your shattered broken heart You've been tortured But we move forward This disorder kills your day
We are alive Immortalized You're the creator You traitor
Hey! There's no vaccine To cure your dirty needs For now you must Build up our plotline You write tonight
The song is this one:
And yes I am well aware that the lyrics aren't right.
That's what made the dream kinda terrifying was that the lyrics actually changed to suit my own issues. And to make matters worse all the characters I work with were hanging around the room on puppet strings, only moving when Demia seemed to need them to fulfill a part of the chorus and at one point she spun me around and shoved me into the midst of the characters who tore me to pieces.
Suffice to say, I'm fairly certain that was more nightmare than dream.
This one was just random, I was back in Los Angeles and somehow my father had become a city official and had access to a patrol car which I was using. As I was driving around in this cop car I got caught up in a mess with some real cops and a car chase and eventual shootout ensued that ended with me gaining a 'partner' for the night who after laughing about my predicament of not being a real cop and yet still being dragged along said that I was welcome to ride with him anytime.
It was a very silly dream all things considered but after the other two I enjoyed the nonsense I admit.
And honestly it looks rather cool, seems they've updated some of the character models a little to make them more in line with Episode III. Rather curious to see which storylines they explore and/or tie up with this.
As for my personal opinion?
There are a few things I'd love to see (like Imperator and Victory class star destroyers) but I don't expect to get any satisfaction in that regard out of this. I expect this will just be a fun return to something so many people loved and once again raise the question of why Disney bothered cancelling something that was ongoing and loved.
Now if we get down to the politics behind this?
Honestly this is one of two things, either it is an act of desperation after the disaster that was TLJ and the poor performance of Solo in an attempt to draw a lot of angry fans back to the franchise and show that Disney can listen to them. Or this might be Dave Filoni's reward for being a good boy and seeing Rebels through to completion.
Either is possible but ultimately I think what matters most is that this is coming back which I know will delight many people.
Almost makes me want to cancel The Clone Wars Project, I've been kinda waffling on that since seeing this trailer but I think the project is different enough that I really shouldn't fret too much about it.
Kinda ironic though that I resume The Clone Wars Project and Disney announces the resumption of The Clone Wars.
So just passed my eight year anniversary on DeviantArt on the 1st of July (thank heavens I didn't sign up 1 April) and I thought I'd share what is perhaps my favorite part of being on DeviantArt.
Now firstly, I think it is important for me to be honest, DA started as a side thing. It wasn't meant to be my main creative site because at the time I was still heavily involved with fanfiction.net and the stories I was writing there. However after finishing the big stories I was working on there I found more and more that I enjoyed the audience I was cultivating on DA and gravitated more and more to this community that all of you have helped me construct.
DA allowed me to do something that ff didn't, I could create original works. Sure, much of my work is derivative and some of it is obviously fanfiction but DA allowed me to tinker with more original ideas and characters than I could have likely gotten away with on ff and provided me the potential of an audience I could actively engage with. Something that ff doesn't really afford the luxury of and its that ability to cultivate an audience and a relationship with said audience that has really cemented my presence on DA versus the other creative sites I have made use of.
However none of that is what I love most about DeviantArt.
What I enjoy most, what makes me really happy to be on DeviantArt as a writer despite the fact that this site is awful for writers and you really have to strive to maintain a presence and cultivate an audience as a writer here is that it allows me to collaborate with artists on creative projects in a way that no other site does.
The stories, characters, and worlds that I've had the privilege to create and explore with all these amazing and talented artists have all been a treat and with a little luck and some dedication I plan on sticking it out another eight years and more.
I hope that everyone continues to enjoy my material and whatever fresh mischief I can get myself up to.
Favorite visual artistClaude MonetFavorite moviesV for Vendetta, Princess Mononoke, 1776, Avatar, Silverado, Inside Man, The Last Samurai, The Place Promised in our Early Days, The Three/Four MusketeersFavorite TV showsGargoyles, Battlestar Galactica (remake), Star Trek (all of them), Have Gun Will Travel, Highlander, Ghost in the Shell, Cowboy BebopFavorite bands / musical artistsLinkin Park, Dire Straits, Social Distortion, Loreena Mckennitt, John WilliamsFavorite booksPhantom, Wayfarer Redemption, I Jedi, Tangled Up In Blue, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, Enders Game, Starship Troopers, Forever War, CatFavorite writersJoan D. Vinge, William C. Dietz, Micheal A. Stackpole, Timothy Zahn, J.R.R. TolkienFavorite gamesOcarina of Time, Perfect Dark, Ogre Battle, X-wing Alliance, Starlancer, Mass Effect, Valkyria Chronicles, Batman Arkham Asylum/City, Dead Space, Ace CombatFavorite gaming platformComputerTools of the Trademy hands, pen, paper, and keyboardOther Interestsmodel building, singing, acting/theatrics
Fun fact of the day: humanity is slowly losing its pinky, studies have shown that the gene for the pinky is slowly receding and may eventually become entirely dormant meaning that humanity is slowly evolving to a four-fingered (or three fingers and one thumb) hand.