weirdly good embodiment of lance’s attitude as he steps out into the New Era of retrolark,
I had a dream I was trying out overwatch for the first time (I’ve never actually played it) and I decided I wanted to try Hanzo. For the longest time I couldn’t figure out how to fucking shoot arrows and was just kinda wandering across the architecture with this uneasy feeling I was probably gonna get killed if I wasn’t really careful or maybe even if I was. Eventually I figured out that I had to move the mouse to look around and click it to shoot (I’m not sure if that was a dream-Hanzo thing or a dream-overwatch-in-general thing) and kinda went a little crazy with it, though there was nobody around to aim at.
There was a weird little thing going on where there were like, way too many people on the map, however many people there are in a team there were like four times that and none of them were too serious about playing the game the way it was ‘supposed’ to be played
At some point in the dream I said “I’m sorry I picked Hanzo, I swear I’ll pick another character when I’m done”
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Today I had a dream that involved a game that was like Pokémon Mystery Dungeon except it was an overhead strategy game where I had maybe 10 Pokémon units scattered around the map. The rooms were a bit bigger than in PMD though with rather big unit sprites and tiles, and your units didn’t all have to be on the same room/screen, you could scroll over to other rooms.
I don’t remember any of my units except for two Marowaks and a Ditto, but I know that I discovered that while tapping on a Pokémon once would give you a menu to use any of its moves (or a generic attack too I think), you could also double-tap on them to let them use a random move.
I discovered that double-tapping on Ditto had some kinda strange results: it would send this beam of black gunk between it and the opponent, apparently as a shorthand for Ditto transforming and then using a bunch of moves. There was a boss that instead of being a Pokémon was a Gaboo from MF for some reason and I tried to make Ditto fight it this way, but as I was doing that the numbers that periodically popped up on the Pokémon to show their HP quickly got low for Ditto and I knew I’d made a mistake. The rest of my units just sort of rapidly vanished as Ditto’s HP were going down and I don’t even know how when they were definitely all there when I started and there weren’t any enemies around them, but somehow by having Ditto confront the boss I’d begun to lose the whole battle. I tried to have Ditto and the remaining one or two Pokémon retreat but then I woke up.
I think I had a number of dream fragments today but all I remember is making this 2d pixel spyro the dragon like game which had very minimalist type pixel graphics but actually had astoundingly fluid animations for the gems and the wing flaps.
It didn’t star Spyro, it was like the “project fluff” thing I had floating around in my head for a while
and then dropped/rolled the ideas into asekai with this idea of having a lot of interesting playable furry characters (amusingly, much like ‘project fluff’ this idea was like, independent of inspiration from skylanders but as an afterthought going ‘yeah this Is kind of like that I suppose’. I think I may even have made some sprites for skylanders characters in this dream-game honestly).
Then I got the bright idea……….. what if I made an optional spyro sprite for this game for funsies……… and I put spyro in there and he wasn’t a bad fit. he wasn’t as interesting as whatever other characters I had but he had these beautiful fluid wing animations for his six-pixel long wings :p
I have this really weird urge to write a fanfic inspired by the glitchy and bad Sonic games where their entire world is revealed to literally be a series of little glitches that all add up to explain the current state of affairs of the world basically being one giant glitch
And like the characters realise that their world isn’t meant to be and what they thought were cool personas they were affecting (the way you kinda do when you’re a teenager) is just bad two-dimensional writing they let permeate them not knowing that’s what it was
Today I dreamed I was in some sort of gas-station-like area, though I don’t know really know why. I think it was a case of “I’ve done everything in this area, and need to make it to the next one to continue on my quest”.
But in order to continue on my journey, I had to use these small buses that came around near the gas station every two minutes or something, but only stopped for about five seconds. It was old-platforming-game levels of frustrating.
(I probably had this dream because I’d been playing one recently, and dealing with university buses that were on a time scale about 4 times that)
it was basically impossible to catch these buses just by running over to them from any reasonable waiting place,
Today I had a dream that was kind of all over the place but almost cool when it started doing that inventing-dream-technologies thing that happens in so many of my dreams.
The dream started with me finding some kind of VHS tape of an old megaman cartoon. I was a teeny bit over-excited about it. I knew that such things had not really been good from what I’d seen of them, and my brother said/gave some vibe to the effect of “haha, you care about missing that old garbage“, but still I was going to put it in.
Today I had a dream that I looked in one of the baskets I put clean clothes in and found that instead of the typical one (1) ball python that would sometimes sneak in there there were about five this time.
Oh good god, I thought to myself, I guess I’ll just have to take them outside.
Scooping up the snakes, I walked out the door, and found that the yard was halfway flooded with water practically creating a small pond. It was exceedingly beautiful, when the reflections of the trees and the dull olive-coloured evening sky came down into it, but a little inconvenient for doing anything in the yard.
So…. the dream completely forgetting about the snakes, I and a few family members just went up onto the deck where a white table resembling a plastic deck chair was set up and started to “play game shows”, which we could apparently do with some kind of LED lighted device a little bigger than a cubical television. I don’t think any of us actually had the faintest idea how it worked but we were definitely going to try.