Last night I had a nightmare where my boyfriend told me to look outside because it was snowing, and when I looked...
THE TABLE IN THE GARDEN WAS BROKEN!!!
I woke up in a panic, and then when I calmed down, all I could think was "for fuck's sake brain, I know for a fact you can do better than that"
At this point I realise that nightmares are my brain just processing shitty/scary emotions, and it's not the content of the dream that is in itself scary. So it's already decided that it's going to be scared, and it's scrambling for some justification
Sometimes it's weird existential horror, other times it's "oh no, furniture broke" 🤷
@gaeel 😂😂😂 i love this
@gaeel (i mean, i also genuinely really love the "sad god" thing, but "oh my gosh we're gonna die because the cheap, secondary table??? is broken????" is amazing)
@gaeel aaaa, can relate! One pattern I identified with my nightmares is, I'll often get scared by absolute rules suddenly not working anymore. For example I had this nightmare where my computer started beeping uncontrollably -annoying, but yeah ok fine- and the tipping point was when I unplugged the computer from the wall socket and it wouldn't turn off. "If I can't trust this, what can I even trust" kind of thing.
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