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 the third part of the night, this is the dream that gets most confusing. I think it might have started out with me on some kind of big yacht or cruise ship at sea, and it had something to do with Vietnam vets, prisoners of war, only it was a lot like WWII, because I remember there was something that had to do with people being captured and held by the Japanese. It was nighttime but I had the feeling I was in a brightly lit room, or at least the deck of the ship was brightly lit. For some reason this ship had something to do with the war; I was on it, and we (I'm not sure who "we" was) were looking for prisoners of war. We were supposed to rescue people on it but I remember at one point we were flooding the bottom parts of the ship with water to make it sink. We were going to scuttle it for some reason. I don't know why.
This dream also had something to do with my basement and something to do with my character who's a Vietnam vet, whose name is Chester Taylor. There was also a Japanese or Vietnamese guy who was a good guy.
If they were not the same dream, this may have then shifted into "T-Bone & Big Judge." It may have also been connected to "Too Much Tomato Juice."