Dream logic is odd.
One minute you're having a really wonderful dream which presents you with a brilliant idea and the next minute you're waking up and... you forget it.
Or you write down what came to mind and go back to sleep only to visit the idea again later to discover that it's actually rather ridiculous.
But dream logic can be hilarious, too.
Sometimes you wake up and find you jotted down ideas about a mop.
Woke up in middle of night to write down something pressing and important. *checks notes* “Some form of ancient mop”.— Andrew Male (@Andrew Male) 1551259688.0
Sometimes you wake up and everything feels rather anticlimactic.
@Andr6wMale I once dreamt the PERFECT episode of ‘The Bill’, woke up at 3am, remembered the lot, whole story, big t… https://t.co/5ddhJAgl36— Richard Osman (@Richard Osman) 1551261166.0
Sometimes your dream notebook doesn't give you much to go on.
@richardosman @Andr6wMale Had a writer chum who woke up in great excitement to check his notebook. He’d written, “something about monkeys.”— Catherine Russell (@Catherine Russell) 1551263198.0
WTF does this even mean‽
@catherinerusse2 @richardosman @Andr6wMale I did that for awhile when I was younger. Once I had written, “Big army tent. Soccer balls.”— Tracy Thomas Wilson (@Tracy Thomas Wilson) 1551273032.0
HOW DARE YOU KEEP US IN SUSPENSE LIKE THAT.
@richardosman @Andr6wMale My husband once sat up in bed, saying "I just found out who Jack the Ripper was, write it… https://t.co/SonFt3JFRF— Mum's got a sharpie (@Mum's got a sharpie) 1551262447.0
That's... that's it‽
@Andr6wMale The secret of life revealed itself to me in a dream and I groggily scribbled it down. The next morning… https://t.co/kj1Vv1g49h— traceyherdandlicorice (@traceyherdandlicorice) 1551261826.0
Meaning of Life, Part Deux.
@Andr6wMale Some years back, I woke with the realisation that I'd understood the meaning of life. Wrote it down and… https://t.co/7ZmhPuW0FB— Phil Booth (@Phil Booth) 1551267151.0
What is going on here‽
@Andr6wMale “The banana is big, but its skin is even bigger.”— ABOLISH ICE (Barry Freed) (@ABOLISH ICE (Barry Freed)) 1551261099.0
Scientists will lose their minds over this in the Year 3041.
@Andr6wMale @mjohnharrison Hey, at least it’s words! My 3am jottings are more likely to look like this. Made pelluc… https://t.co/wr91aZSFmV— “funny tinge” (@“funny tinge”) 1551260832.0
We're waiting with bated breath.
@Andr6wMale Once woke up in the middle of the night laughing and wrote down why. Checked in the morning: "pretend there's a door" it said.— David Garrick (@David Garrick) 1551264480.0
"The name's Dog. James Dog."
@richardosman @Andr6wMale I had written down the perfect idea for a bond plot. Imagined submitting it to MGM/UA and… https://t.co/eUDvTQ5Tkb— Rob G (blue tick pending) (@Rob G (blue tick pending)) 1551263784.0
AND WE'LL NEVER BE ROYALS (ROYALS).
@Andr6wMale I woke up and used voice notes to record what I was sure was the greatest melodic idea I'd ever had. L… https://t.co/taL0kwD1G6— TARANTINA (@TARANTINA) 1551262653.0
That's why her dress is so big.
It's full of secrets.
@richardosman @Andr6wMale once dreamt my mum was a faceless stone statue who danced for the Nazis, and according to… https://t.co/6QRqiRgh0S— agadon't (@agadon't) 1551261464.0
Yeah, he might have been involved in that.
Just an educated guess.
@richardosman @Andr6wMale I once dreamed that Paul McCartney wrote Yesterday.— Chris Hewitt (@Chris Hewitt) 1551261289.0
@Andr6wMale I once did the same and when I checked the piece of paper in the morning it said “Must write this down”...— Martin Koerner (@Martin Koerner) 1551259832.0
We need to do better, people.
How can we ever become bestselling fantasy novelists if we can't decode our so-called "best ideas" properly‽