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29-11-2011, 01:02 AM #1
Skyrim gives me horrible nightmares (really)
For the past 10 days or so, I had really bad dreams and they just get worse. Most of them have something to do with Skyrim. I don't remember many as I just shrugged them off for a while, but this weekend it got especially shitty.
There are four main categories:
1. I talk to someone about Skyrim and it all turns into a Tarsem-style nightmare. Thinking about them now it's actually funny but... Saturday I was dreaming that I was chatting online with my favourite teacher from university (haven't seen her in a long time lol) and she was recommending the game. And I was like "I know, I'm playing it too" blah-blah-blah and we talked about the skill system (??!!) and then she told me to call her.
So I pick up the phone and a dude answers. He tricks me into translating something for a newspaper... and then I'm stuck in an infinite loop of translating stuff. Wut. I'm also suddenly in a cold wooden cabin and there's a blizzard ouside. I'm stuck at the workbench translating little pieces of paper until the end of times :/
2. I am in Skyrim and I basically have the same adventures as in-game, except that it feels real and scares the crap out of me. Fucking bears. Also lizard-people are pretty damn scary when you think they're real.
3. This is by far the worst - the world of Skyrim bleeds into real life. Sunday I was dreaming that I was in an abandoned mansion with my friends and we were ressurecting a draugr king. For the record, I never attempted to do that in-game. The draugr was fucking horrible, unlike the game equivalent, a half-melted mass of bone and rotting flesh. If it were a movie I'd say it looked awesome, but alas, it felt too real to say that. I noticed him taking a deep breath and then he attempted to crawl out of the bandages wrapped around his lower body. Spoiler: watching a body come to life is FUCKING TERRIFYING. So I was shitting myself while my friends were laughing at the draugr. His movements were driving me insane, it was like those videos of insects crawling out of a living host. I suspect the leaked Prometheus trailer influenced this dream, but goddamn.
Anyway we eventually jumped out the second story window and ran out of the city. We stopped at a gas station in the mountains and I was paranoid that the draugr was coming for us. Eventually I got so scared (despite nothing at all happening - or because of that) that I realised it's just a dream and woke up.
4. Unrelated, but I blame Skyrim.
The funny thing is, a friend of mine that plays Skyrim also told me about nightmares he had these days. COINCIDENCE?
At this point I'm starting to think those Christian reviews (including those that are serious) are on to something here. Why the fuck is a game affecting me so much? I like it, but not THAT much. I played about 35 hours across 10 days, which is less than other games I never had nightmares about.