"One, two, Maxwell’s coming for you.
Three, four, better lock your door.
Five, six, grab a DS stylus.
Seven, eight, never sleep again."
I don’t know what it is about international travel, but the disconcerting mental drift between awake and sleep inspires some incredibly lucid dreams. It happened in Japan, but I can’t recall them. Last night, the phenomenon prompted Scribblenauts to invade my mind. The details of what happened are a little sketchy, but the payoff managed to stick in my mind and I felt obligated to share it.
Dream Patrick was experiencing Bill Murray’s repetitive cycle in Groundhog Day…except that I was trying to fight off two robbers invading my home. I kept failing to keep them from making it in the door. Suddenly, though, someone told me that if you attach green beans to the attackers (I have no idea why this suddenly turned into a video game, just roll with it), it will slow them down.
…yeah, I don’t know, either. Anyway.
The dream’s perspective suddenly warps to a DS screen, as I input the phrase "green beans" into a Scribblenauts dictionary, the items appear and I drag the summoned items over the thieves. It might have been 2D. Maybe. Don’t hold me to that detail. In any case, what’s important: it worked! Their movement was slowed enough to give me time to do…something. I have no idea what happened next.
Hopefully, I saved the day.
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