I wonder if anyone else experiences this when they drem.
Just an example: A dream starts off, and one of the charachters is say, my father in law. Over the course of the dream, my father in laws 'physical' appearance in the dream is replaced with faces like Tommy Lee Jones or Harrison Ford, my brother, my dad, you name it, it doesn't fall into any one category, though, male charachters stay male, female stay female... I have also had dreams that shift 'time' for instance, It may start out as something in an '1800's' setting, and either end in the 3000's or perhaps my mind will just pop something in for convienience.
The other night I was having a twisted little dream that a werewolf type monster (that was always a werewolf, so it wasn't a lycantrhope) lived under a bridge near a house I was living in in the 1800's. This creature got homicidaly angry when it heard loud noises, so, aka the village, loud sounds around the house were as bad as the 'red' in the movie. One night something broke or something and the creature came into the house looking to kill someone, and there I am on the landing of a stair case in a wheelchair (curiously I was not wheel chair bound throughout the rest of the movie, and amazingly, I was able to wheel myself up and down stairs (there is one for dream logic) anyhow, because I new it didn't like loud sounds and of course, this unfolded in typical hollywood fashion where the creature allows me the time I need to make good my plan and escape (Lol) I open up my bag of ruffles potatoe chips and dump them on the landing, I scurry up the stairs and the creature follows, but stops of course to cover it's ears and howl when it starts stepping on potatoe chips. (Is ruffles beaming 'it's so crunchy' advertisements into my dreams? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] of course, dad, as tommy lee jones comes out and blows the sucker away with a MIB cricket and the dream moves on into more freaky reality...
I should also point out that I typically am up for 24 hours, sleeping for 18 to 24 because of my work schedule, maybe my mind is punishing me for my schedule.