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How real do your memories feel?

offline welt on 2019-09-05 10:13 [#02584772]
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For me:
- Memories of nature scenes and abstract thoughts feel most
vivid and straight-forwardly real
- Some memories of dreams are very vivid and thus feel real
(= they feel like my memories that have something to
do with me)
- Memories of social interactions tend to feel unreal and
bizarrely random .. like looking at a ciricular triangle
- Memories which involve my wife, kids & step-kids feel both
un-real and hyper-real at the same time


offline w M w from London (United Kingdom) on 2019-09-05 11:08 [#02584773]
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They have technology that can see through your eyes. You can
let them know you know this by flipping yourself off in the

It's possible that this is all a dream while you're in a
coma and people have sex with your unconscious body like
the movie Kill Bill.

I only have omega male memories, people not allowing me to
do things, or making fun of me, enslaving me. But I suspect
that's because those memories are in the worst videogame
called Google Earth, which is so bad that everyone is forced
to play it, and where I don't even want to bother gaining
experience points. The only good thing to do in the Google
Earth video game is to emulate other videogames inside it
and play them instead. So for example I have memories of
playing this game recently:
And I beat it with only 6 lives motherfucker! Can you beat
it in less than 6 lives? I touched the wall in my landlord
master's property because I thought it might just be a
texture like in doom2 but it had tactile properties, which
maybe only loaded when I actually touched it. If you wake up
will reality be better or worse than the dream?


offline RussellDust on 2019-09-05 12:43 [#02584774]
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Funny you should mention memories of dreams. Lately my
memories of dreams are somewhat more anchored in reality
than my “real” memories. Like clear pictures from an
alternate dimension, if not reality. There really is a sense
that I’ve “lived” them, that these dreams took place
somewhere real.


offline RussellDust on 2019-09-05 12:45 [#02584775]
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Also who said that we dream in black and white? What a load
of old bollocks!


offline welt on 2019-09-05 13:01 [#02584779]
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Yep. I guess what I would say is roughly this: Dreams
express where one’s psyche is. One’s psyche is most
definetly real. So dreams show really where one is. ... but
that leaves open the question of what the psyche really is


offline Tony Danza from Las Vegas, probably on 2019-09-05 13:18 [#02584780]
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Perception is memory, by the time our ancient channels have
integrated the present it's the past.

Maybe the realness / definiteness is on a bell curve, from
most recent being indefinite, to medium-distant being most
definite, to very distant past becoming indefinite again,
except in the dreams where I am travelling under and through
endless city bridges and tunnels. That shit's more real than
real life.

Last night I dreamed the missus had redecorated our living
room in vaporwave colours, all pink and violet and peachy
orange and blue, with laser grids. She does really like that
turquoise-teal blue so it could happen. My point being yes
we definitely dream in colour.


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-09-05 16:19 [#02584781]
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the brain is constantly wiring back into itself. i feel
memory is a skill, to a certain degree, and by extension, so
is meta-memory: "how old is this memory?" i will ask myself.
i've always had a bit of a natural feel for this: "oh,
that's a super old memory," i'll think. i can just tell from
the tone of it. if i'm not doing anything important, i will
sit there and work out as precisely as i can when the memory
is from, and compare that with my initial reading of how old
it was. through this, more connections are formed, accuracy

it's like a strange sort of analog relational database


offline RussellDust on 2019-09-05 18:46 [#02584782]
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Yeah, but was I was trying to say is that the places in my
dreams, the “physical setting” is as real as anything
irl for me right now. Even in terms of memories.


offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2019-09-05 19:30 [#02584786]
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I've only had one dream in black and white and even then my
dad's grotesque pumpkin head was bright orange until my mum
chopped it off.


online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-09-05 20:05 [#02584791]
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for me most memories are like dim visual imprints like
someone has put developing fluid on a sticky transfer and an
image on my brain but taken it off slightly too early, if I
really think about them I can get a more solid image,
perhaps under hypnosis they would come back better


offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-09-05 20:14 [#02584793]
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i have a number of recurring places in my dreams, usually in
my hometown... i haven't been there since i was in my teens
but apparently my subconscious has unifinished business.
it's all slightly "off" though, and it's usually this that
wakes me up, or very occasionally lets me go lucid. while
i'm dreaming (non-lucidly) i'm usually under it's spell; it
feels as real as typing this, even if i'm only watching the

when i wake up i sometimes wonder "where" exactly dreams
take place though. collective unconsciousness etc. sleep is
such an important mechanism for living things, i'm.not sure
what evolutionary advantage dreaming confers but i'm glad we
do. dreaming iz kule


offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-09-05 20:26 [#02584799]
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memories though, i can only see sort of totemic scenarios to
do with people. it's like i've got.very clear images but i
can't link them ťo lanhuage. dunno


offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-09-05 20:27 [#02584800]
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offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2019-09-08 09:49 [#02584927]
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instant hook-up game
that mid-air dash felt pretty innovative

dreams of unicorns anybody?


offline hevquip from megagram dusk sect (United States) on 2019-09-08 17:56 [#02584943]
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they mostly feel like colors to me


offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2019-09-08 21:12 [#02584956]
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there is a certain type of memory which feels different.
the one that appears somewhere after i read a post,
had a conversation, watched a movie when i suddenly feel
like i have posted on that topic before but the thread was
years ago,
or i had that conversation before, or seen that movie but
only realize this way after. its unlike the absolute
certainty of a déja vu. it often is the slightest hint or
suspicion that i have seen/read etc.. this before. it seems
most likely to me that in fact have seen/read etc.. that
before and simply forgot all about it, but the memory is so
faint i cannot connect it to anything else, like the
situation or time it ocurred before, thus making it
impossible to tell if i really have already seen/read it
etc.. or not...
it may just be that feeling to know something; similar to a
déja vu


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-09-08 21:34 [#02584957]
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dreams can be sneaky. there have been moments where i've had
to sit there for a bit; sort out: was that a dream or a


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