Don't Eat With Your Mouth Full

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Gingers and Souls
So, in my dream I was reading a free newspaper, which reported that Ollie Murs had been killed in a freak accident, in which a deer had somehow got into a party he was attending and kicked him in the head at a spot where his skull was of unusual thinness. It was an accident waiting to happen, apparently.

How do these things find their way into print, even in dreams? I've barely heard of Ollie Murs - I don't think his name has ever passed my lips, and I certainly couldn't have told you his hair colour - yet there he was in my dream newspaper, his red hair caked with blood. I can only imagine that a hazy memory of Princess Beatrice stabbing Ed Sheeran in the face with a sword while pretending to knight James Blunt must have been at the back of it.

Not content with that, my subconscious (which clearly still had some copy to fill) added that by bizarre coincidence it was forty years to the day since rock drummer Ginger Baker was strangled in bed by an octopus that had escaped from a nearby aquarium. There was even a helpful inset picture of an octopus, so that I'd know what one looked like. Cheers for that - and for the five minutes of anxious Googling I spent on waking, checking up on the health of Mr Murs.

Not content with that, my subconscious (which clearly still had some copy to fill) added that by bizarre coincidence it was forty years to the day since rock drummer Ginger Baker was strangled in bed by an octopus that had escaped from a nearby aquarium. There was even a helpful inset picture of an octopus, so that I'd know what one looked like.

Your subconscious is magnificent.

I'm sure it will be pleased to hear that.

Can you arrange for these creatures to attack TERFS?

I would, but they already have the punishment of being constantly in their own company...

Edited at 2017-01-07 09:50 am (UTC)

Is your subconscious moonlighting as a Macedonian teenager? I believe they are the source of much of the fake news that gets published. :)

Better than invading Persia, I guess...

Your subconscious is ready to generate high class fiction, apparently...

It seems so, much as I try to rein it in with the tedious drudgery of my actual life.

Wow! Your dream muse offers up some wild stuff. Not sure if I'm jealous or relieved at how boring mine is by comparison.

Well, you manage to make books from your subconscious. I suspect mine has gone a little stir crazy.

There was even a helpful inset picture of an octopus, so that I'd know what one looked like.

As someone who's worked in local news for a little bit too long, I'd say all of this is quite realistic, but this bit in particular is absolutely spot on.

I'm happy that my subconscious is qualified for a job in that field!

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