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recurring nightmare is recurring

February 14th, 2009 (08:39 am)
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So, last night I had a weird dream. It started out like some kind of garage simulator, not played by me. I think before that I was dreaming about watching a DVD commentary with John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer -- or was it Julia Roberts? -- talking about some movie they did about an intense sexual relationship. Except it wasn't an erotic thriller or sexy character piece; the sex was so insanely ludicrous and over the top that it was really jarring, like one of those bizarre Japanese porn comics where you go, "Wait, this is somebody's fetish?!" Lots of flying bodily fluids, pregancy fetish, sex during/immediately after childbirth, all that stuff, to the point it basically turned into the Hollywood attempt to make a movie out of "The Aristocrats." -- they did, of course, but I don't mean the joke, I mean the actual *family act.*

Anyway, then it turned into this guy who was watching that DVD and shut it off, because WTF, and started trying to play a garage/monster truck/demolition derby simulator. Once he created his project and built it in the car editor and clicked "GO," the dream wound up inside the simulator -- except now it wasn't a car thing, it was cage fighting. Or no-holds-barred, at least; there was a ring. The dreamself transitioned back to me, and I was watching this. The guy in the ring was a major heel, and professional wrestler Rob Van Dam showed up ringside to yell at him. During this, the heel's opponent grabbed the back of his head and slammed him to the ground. The heel got up and spit out a tooth.

This triggered my recurring nightmare. It is not a hard nightmare, but it is a stress dream that I have a lot: basically, my teeth break in my mouth in really bad ways. Like, *cracking in half* bad ways.

Apparently my brain figured it had been a while since I had this dream and was due for a reminder of how grotesque it was, because at one point I spat tooth pieces into my hand and discovered that I had just spit out *my entire right maxilla.* That was just too ridiculous, so I felt around in my mouth with my tongue, found teeth were still there on the right side, and realized it was a dream.

Wow, brain, points for grotesque.

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Posted by: Rat Creature (ratcreature)
Posted at: February 14th, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)
sleeping

I get that teeth crumbling thing as background element in various nightmares and dreams all the time. And when I mention it to others I have heard that they dream this too. I think it is quite common dream imagery.

Posted by: vito excalibur (vito_excalibur)
Posted at: February 14th, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC)

Oh god, the tooth dream. I hate the tooth dream.

I wonder if it's some kind of primitive fear, like "Oh my god! I am weaponless and will starve to death!"

Posted by: I'm Mister Cellophane (aberranteyes)
Posted at: February 14th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
WTF?

I'd guess it's based on poorly sorted memories of baby teeth falling out. Never had that dream myself, but I had adult teeth yanked in accordance with my orthodontist's theories, so maybe my dreamerie decided not to bother. (On the other hand, I believe the extraction of those teeth, my second incisors as I recall, was the reason my wisdom teeth didn't try to grow in at a left angle or put roots into my brain or some of the other body horror I've heard about.)

Posted by: Maire (mkcs)
Posted at: February 15th, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)

I wish the five teeth I've had removed since childhood had prevented me from getting the dream. Four for orthodontics and one wisdom tooth that just wouldn't come in right.

Posted by: Sara LaKali (sara_lakali)
Posted at: February 14th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)

I used to have that sort of dream often. I read somewhere that the losing/breaking teeth dream means the dreamer has a lot of anger, suppressed or not. I guess that makes sense, since people with anger issues often grind their teeth in their sleep.

Although, once I had the dream because my bedroom windows were making cracking noises while I slept, proving that dream interpretation is an inexact science.

Posted by: Maire (mkcs)
Posted at: February 14th, 2009 11:05 pm (UTC)

I hate the tooth-dream. They just crumble. It's awful

Posted by: mendori (mendori)
Posted at: February 15th, 2009 03:18 am (UTC)

My tooth dream is always of them falling out. Usually dangling by roots in my mouth. And usually, they are the bicuspids, which in my dream always look like dog cheek teeth. I know, right? Seriously weird.

I always have them when my teeth think they are hurting thanks to my nerves, or when I've been dreaming of kicking someone's ass.

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