This entry and all others from 1996-97 are part of my dream project which extended from August 1996-97. I kept track of my dreams for an entire year by recording them to audiocassette and illustrating what parts I could in composition books. I ended up with over 70 ninety-minute cassettes and four composition books detailing my dreams.
The written transcription is from a much later date than 1996-97 but is almost word-for-word, with some slight corrections and omissions. This typed transcription is not 100% faithful to the original verbal account, as it allows for slight modifications, additions, omissions, and corrections. There are new separations between paragraphs and dreams are separated into different entries at approximately the right places. In addition, segments of dreams MAY be transposed/moved/added to other sections as I see fit. Aside from these modifications, these dreams are detailed exactly as I had them over six years ago.
In this dream, I wanted either Ma or Dad--probably Ma--to watch part of Mystery Science Theater 3000 with me. I was recording something on TV, part of a three-part show, and I was also recording this, but right after this was on the second part of the three-part show was going to be on, so I had to stop the tape, rewind it past the commercials at the end of the show that I'd recorded, and then set the tape again to record the next part. o_o; Even I don't fully understand that. While I was recording this Dad was watching it and he said he wanted the third part recorded. There was only an hour left on this side of the tape...for some reason I could record on both sides of the videocassette. I turned to Dad and said, "Well, then I'm going to have to get it all ready in a hurry again!" I was getting ticked off because I had to stop it really fast and rewind it before the next show came on in a couple of minutes or seconds. Frustrating! I stopped it really quick and rewound it, and was going to play it to see where it was in the recording so I said to Dad, "Put it on AUX!!"--the required setting for playback. He was kind of in a trance but he obeyed. I fast-forwarded to the spot where I wanted it to be, stopped it, and had him take it off AUX. I think I missed the themesong and the old guy talking on MST3K, but I was going to get the rest of the movie. That still ticked me off a little bit, though not completely.
In one part of this I seemed to be in Glen's; I was looking for ice cream or something, but it's like I was with Joel, Crow, and Tom Servo from MST3K! We were looking around and they kept saying stupid things. I have the feeling I was looking at the magazines, so perhaps they were commenting on the magazines and books. I looked at the books but they were all dumb and weird and I didn't really like them much.
The dream switched a bit and now it's like I was watching MST3K with Dad--this might have been in the earlier part of the dream--and they introduced the characters. They had Joel, Tom Servo, Crow, a new robot--it was a little robot and was supposed to be cute, but I can't remember its name--and Gypsy...but Gypsy was completely different. It didn't look like Gypsy at all. She had a yellow smiley face attached to a small robotic body. (The real Gypsy on the TV show was purple and looked like a cross between a vacuum cleaner and the Venus flytrap from Little Shop Of Horrors.) I said to Dad, "They really changed Gypsy. I wonder if she has the same voice?" Yes, she did. Somehow when they were announcing the names on the show, first came Joel, I believe, because I don't remember seeing him introduced; then came Tom Servo, I think; then the new robot; then either Crow or Gypsy, probably Gypsy; then maybe Crow, and the announcer announced them differently. On the real show when the announcer says, "Croooooowwww!" there is a voice in the background that says, "What a wisecracker," or something; but in the dream, the announcer just kind of said, "Crooooowwww." That was it.
* The new "Gypsy" (MST3K). [arrow] some kind of robotic body(??)