Discordant Dream Team Chat


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Scene Title Discordant Dream Team Chat
Synopsis Words are snakes, and the snakes have all twisted themselves into the shape of question marks.
Date March 26, 2021

Ma'am, This is a Chat Room

DonutKing911: Today at 9:30 AM
Hey! Guys! Heeeeeeey!

Checking in with the Dream Team. Woot woot! So. No surprise to anyone, a bunch of us got pulled into another dream. Just wondering if we were the only ones. What details people remember? Cause something happened in this one. Remember the poems in your dreams? I remember bits and pieces… but I wanted to see what all everyone remembers, before I go into what I found when I was wide awake on my phone at 4am. And not just for this dream, all the others.

Anyhow, figured this would be a good time to check in with everyone and all that jazz and things. Just got up, grabbing coffee, a donut, and a shower.


2hot4u: Today at 9:31 AM
i got to ride a godzilla sized cat into battle thats all i really care to remember tbh

Finch's username: Today at 9:36 AM
oh my gosh I've never used this before

I remember little bits! I remember all of you!!! oh my gosh have a breakfast better than a donut we need to THINK BIG THOUGHTS!!!! geneva did you & idiot eat???? we have a mystery to solve!!! everyone eat!!! 😠😠😠💖

sbevans: Today at 9:38 AM
Hey there, good morning. Hope everybody's doing okay.

No, I've not had any dreams like that since the one time … I'm both glad to hear Ange is still out there, and worried to hear this happened again.

I've got a journal I kept of everything that happened back in November. I'll sit and look at it with Baird here in a second.

321contact: Today at 9:39 AM
No new dreams (edited)

This is Elliot

DonutKing911: Today at 9:40 AM
Hey now @Finch’s username! Donut insult the donuts! They are perfectly acceptable brain foods. :D Yum!

Okay… seriously, getting a shower now. I’ll explain dream things in a minute if anyone else who dreamed last night doesn’t but it boils down to a secret message in the poem.


OREOSpeedwagon: Today at 9:42 AM
I haven’t had my coffee yet, but I had another run in with Ange last weekend.
I wasn’t alone, but I don’t see that person here.

What did you see?

DonutKing911: Today at 10:45 AM
Someone new, @oreo speedwagon??? Add them! If they are willing to help that is.

Okay back. It’s amazing what a PITA it is to shower without a leg.Getting the hang of it though. Wow… you guys were super chatty while I was gone. ;)

Okay… so in this last dream there were enough snakes to make Indiana Jones weep. But what they did was the important thing… they were rewriting the poem with their bodies, which was super duper freaky weird… which I don’t remember all of it, but one line they did.

Love has gone and left me and I don’t know what to do.
But then the snakes they rewrote it:
Love has run and left me and I don’t know what to do.

Run is the changed word. So there is a hidden message in the poem. Need to figure out what it is and if it is the same as all the others. I looked up that line to get some of the rest. It’s a poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay and the Poem is Ashes of Life. (edited)

Here is the original:

Love has gone and left me and the days are all alike;
Eat I must, and sleep I will, — and would that night were here!
But ah! — to lie awake and hear the slow hours strike!
Would that it were day again! — with twilight near!

Love has gone and left me and I don't know what to do;
This or that or what you will is all the same to me;
But all the things that I begin I leave before I'm through,
There's little use in anything as far as I can see.

Love has gone and left me, — and the neighbors knock and borrow,
And life goes on forever like the gnawing of a mouse, —
And to-morrow and to-morrow and to-morrow and to-morrow
There's this little street and this little house. (edited)

@Finch's username: and @2hot4u: help me remember the rest of it! The changed words that is.

What really bothers me is… Angel didn’t seem to notice the poem. It could be nothing, but I’m worried she isn’t what she seems.

OREOSpeedwagon: Today at 10:47 AM
@DonutKing911 Not new, I don’t think. He knew Ange. Name’s Nick.

We heard a poem called Sorrow. It was wrong, too.
Since the first incident, I started reading Millay and I had that one committed to memory. It’s my favorite.
Ange said “words are snakes” and I couldn’t trust them when I asked if I could trust my memory.
I don’t remember what all was different from the first poem, but a couple items stuck in my head.
Aureolin was used in place of “blossoming,” if I remember correctly. Aureolin is a shade of yellow, and yellow is my favorite color, so it just…

I also remember she used the number eight. I don’t know what’s significant about that, but it must be something, right?

321contact: Today at 10:51 AM
Interesting. I might be able to do something with that, should I get pulled in again. I’ll find a copy of her works and see how much of it I can index. Remembering things that happen in dreams is difficult, but I can see if I can retrieve my waking memory of it while I’m in there. Compare it live

Unless anybody knows someone with an eidetic memory

DonutKing911: Today at 11:01 AM
Actually, I do not. Closest to that I know of is someone that can do alot of things at once. Wish I had an ability like that…. I mean, I struggle to remember why I walked into the kitchen half the time. Speaking of, I think another donut is in order.

Anyhow, You’re right Oreo, I remember her saying that snakes were words and couldn’t be trusted, but I think we need to know. Right now we see Angel as a victim, for all we know whoever is sending the message is.

My kingdom for a telepath.

Oh hey! I remember the word turned. Love has turned and left me. Turned instead of gone. So we have Run and Turned on that one. I wonder.

Bah. Nevermind. I doubt it could be about the serial treeist that got busted a bit back for turning people into trees. I don’t know if there are anymore of those out there, but I’ll ask my buddy who was on the case.

sbevans: Today at 11:02 am
okay! so sorry it took me this long to get back to you all.

Back when we first got together, I found the poem and wrote it out … tried to see which places were different from the others. I remembered the same thing Oreo did— hearing words that weren't quite what they should have been.

Anyway… here:
In the spring of the year, in the spring of the year,

I walked the brook beside my dear.

The trees were black where the bark was wet.

I see them yet, in the spring of the year.

He broke me a bough of the aureolin peach

That was out of the way and hard to reach.

In the fall of the year, in the fall of the year,

I walked the lane beside my dear.

Eight rooks went up with a raucous trill.

I hear them still, in the fall of the year.

He laughed at all I dared to praise,

And broke my heart, in little ways.

Year be springing or year be falling,

Yet bark will drip and the birds be calling.

There's much that's fine to see and hear

In the spring of a year, in the fall of a year.

'Tis not love's going hurt my days.

But that it went in little ways.(edited)

sbevans: Today at 11:04 am
I went back just now and added the words that were out of place, too. I don't know what to make of it from here. I don't think the different words make up a message of their own?

road, blossoming, road, the, the
brook, aureolin, lane, eight, yet

the first letters of the changed words make up the word 'belay', but I don't… I don't know if that's reaching for a clue, here.

321contact: Today at 11:11 AM
It could possibly form part of an address? Something like “8 Aureolin Brook Lane”

DonutKing911: Today at 1:15 PM
Guys! I remembered the words from the last dream!

Oh. Hey I… wait. You might be onto something @321contact. You check that out on Google Maps? Is that a thing? Or is it YamaMaps now? Can never keep up with who is top tech god.

Makes me rethink mine. It might be too simple. I was thinking about what @sbevans said about the first letters? Well The words from this last one are Turned, Ache , Run, and Always. In that order. Which spells out T A R A? That’s a name right? Maybe Tara is this mysterious person. If you see Angel before I do say the name and see if she reacts to it.

DonutKing911: Today at 1:30 PM
I just googled BALEY. It’s a place in Russia. Which I doubt is relevant. I mean… Tara is considered Russian too. We need the other dreams, see if there is something to that or yours @321contact. Trying to win Wheel of Fortune with only a small piece of the puzzle is not my specialty.



I also went back to look at my notes from the first dream I had. I dunno what they had me on… but W O W was I flying high as a kite. “That soda was the bomb!” What?!? Either way that’s no help.

Cookiecookiewaow: Today at 1:45 PM
An Angel, a soda and Russia enter a bar. What do you wind up with?
Can't really text that much, have to keep it on the LOW LOW ;)
I have a theory on this Angel… but I need more.
Shit the fuzz coming in hot hot HOT!
SEE YA!! 😩😩❤️❤️
PS!!!!! ….If you find yourself in a dream unknown, light a lantern to find the way home!!!

OREOSpeedwagon: Today at 1:47 PM
Oh my god.

Cookiecookiewaow: Today at 1:49 PM
You naughty thing you! ;)

OREOSpeedwagon: Today at 1:50 PM
You’re one to talk, aren’t you?
<3 Hope you’re well.

Myoung Today at 1:55 PM
My God, you all text too much.

I haven't dreamed anything since the one dream. And although I'm willing to entertain the notion that the changed words in the poems have meaning, I'm also going to caution you to look for horses and not zebras. (Medical profession tells young med students this because they always want to give exotic answers to illnesses that are far more simple and common.) The difference in words *could* be important, but note that some of the changes are also just using "the" in place of something else.

My suggestion is to instead of attempting to pick it apart down to the word, look at the overarching meanings and see if what's happening — the choice of poems, the choice of what story the poem is telling — may be the more important thing. It very well could be a roadmap, just saying don't lose the forest for the trees.

DonutKing911: Today at 2:01 PM
We all need more @Cookiecookiewaow Who I’m going to pretend I don’t know who you are. It’s hard to remember these dreams really. First one I just came out of a coma, hopped up on who knows what. Not to mention, who knows how many more clues are out there. How many more have had dreams with her. If you all find others add them here. More brains are better than one.

And I get what you are saying @Myoung. It’s hard to explain, but we’re supposed to look at these words. In this last dream there was an emphasis on these words. Like these.

- Turned
- Ache
- Run
- Always

Not saying you are not right, but there was a reason those words stood out and were changed. Just have to find it.

DonutKing911: Today at 2:15 PM
Okay. So going for meanings could be a thing. Like…

- Turned: Inverted/Reversed, Twist out of line.
- Ache: To Feel Sorrow
- Run: Flee/Retreet
- Always: Forever

Could take a lot of meaning from those. It could be those… or they could be Russian towns along rivers. Which my first dream had water. IDK. Definitely need more. Bleh. At least we know where to look now, but we don’t want Angel to know… we know, just in case.

But honestly… I really don’t want Angel to be the bad guy. Getting worried enough I’m binging on donuts. There goes my boyishly handsome figure! (Not really, it’s been gone, just all dadbod over here.)

321contact: Today at 2:20 PM
No such luck on the address, unfortunately. Would have been too easy.

sbevans: Today at 2:21 PM
I don't think Angel is the "bad guy" here… just someone who's been hurt. I just wish she were able to tell us more about her situation. I wish there was something to help point us to her.

With the Millay poems, with her having forgotten what being human is like, seemingly… I'm worried she might be so much older than we think.

If that's the case, I hope we can help her find peace. If it's not, I hope we can get her whatever help she needs.

Myoung Today at 2:45 PM
Personally, I'm just hoping it's not the same crazy being as last summer's crazy being.

What the hell is it about us that attracts crazy?! Maybe there's a pill for it.

If the poems with their changed words are a roadmap, I'm at a loss. She's clearly trying, we're just going to have to figure out her imagery, maybe.

OREOSpeedwagon: Today at 2:53 PM
Sorry, I’m trying to squeeze time in before I head to work. Here’s what I determined from Sorrow.

Sorrow like a torrential rain beats upon my heart
Others twist and scream in pain — dawn will find them still again
This has neither wax nor wane, neither stop nor start

Many dress and go to town, I sit in my chair
All my thoughts seem slow and brown
Standing up or kneeling down
Little matters or what gown or what shoes I wear

- Torrential
- Others
- Many
- Are
- Sitting
- Kneeling

This has to be acronyms, doesn’t it? To mask? Tomas K? I feel like I’m grasping at straws. We’re missing something.

I know we’re meant to be looking for horses, but… When it stands in front of you like this, sometimes you have to accept that it’s a zebra. @Myoung what do you remember about your poem?

I asked the one I dreamed with last about what he heard. He had started to put some of the pieces together, I think. He said the meter was off. Considering Millay’s a lyrical poet, that makes sense. He wasn’t looking for the words to be different at the time. If I’m right from what he remembered, the poem should have been “I shall forget you presently, my dear.” It’s a sonnet, so… Meter’s important. I don’t have all the changed words, but here’s what I do have…

I shall forget you presently, my dear
So make the most of this, your little day
Your little month, your little half a year
Ere I forget, or die, or move away
And we are done forever; by and by
I shall forget you, as I repeat, but now
If you entreat me with your loveliest lie
I will abjure you with my favorite vow
I would indeed that love were longer-lived
And vows were not so brittle as they are
But so it is, and nature has contrived
To struggle on without a break thus far —
Whether or not we find what we are seeking
Is idle, biologically speaking

So from this, we have R and A. But there must be more, right? Did anyone else @here hear this one? Do we have any ideas?

DonutKing911: Today at 3:05 PM
Okay.. question though. Wouldn’t that first poem be… TOMSK? Since the ‘Are’ and ‘Sitting’ are original words?

- Torrential
- Other
- Many
- Seem
- Kneeling.

Which I just checked. Tomsk. Also a Russian town by a river, btw. Weird, huh?! I’m not saying that’s it, I just… amusing little fact.
Oh… and heard back from my buddy, Tony, no such thing as a Tara Belay. Dead end.

sbevans: Today at 3:06 pm
… Belay Tara To Mask .. SP … ?
maybe we don't have all the pieces to this yet. I've never seen Ere I Forget before today. It's a sad poem, though.
sbevans: Today at 3:08 pm
Wow, that was fast, Thomas

DonutKing911: Today at 3:10 PM
Never underestimate the power of the favor… and a box of the best donuts Rings of Juniper has to offer.

OREOSpeedwagon: Today at 3:14 PM
Oh, wow. You’re right. I completely transposed. Good catch. I shouldn’t theorize while tired, I guess.

So if Baley and Tomsk are river towns… Please hold.

OREOSpeedwagon: Today at 3:18 PM
There’s a Tara in Russia as well, at the confluence of the Irtysh and Tara rivers.
Tomsk is on the Tom River. Baley is on the Unda. For whatever any of that is worth.

Myoung Today at 3:26 PM
My poem was part of the I shall forget you presently, my dear lines…. I don't know if any of it helps, and honestly I'm shocked that I remembered this much of it. Millay isn't usually someone I enjoyed for poems. But after we started talking about the changed words, I went back and re-read it several times trying to remember. I'm not sure that's all of the changed words.

I shall forget you presently, my dear
So make the most of this, your little day
Your little month, your little half a year
Ere I forget, or die, or move BREAK away
And we are done forever; by and by
I shall forget you, as I said REPEAT, but now
If you entreat me with your loveliest lie
I will protest ABJURE you with my favorite vow
I would indeed that love TRUST were longer-lived
And vows were not so brittle SHALLOW as they are
But so it is, and nature has contrived
To struggle on without a break thus far --
Whether or not we find KEEP what we are seeking
Is idle, biologically speaking

… That gives us B, R, A, T, S, K using the replacement words. Which is… also a city in Russia on the Angara River. Oh I'm not liking this at all.

sbevans: Today at 3:30 pm
Baird wants me to tell you he doesn't like this at all either.
Also, yes, the poem from the dream I was in was Baley, not belay. Stupid autocorrect got the better of me, I think.
These all look more or less in a line if you pull up all the cities on a map… very far apart, like spanning half the country in width, but…

DonutKing911: Today at 3:35 PM
Who’s Baird?

Anyhow, so Russian places. So the person trying to contact us could be Russian. But, I’ve never known people with these kind of powers to reach such distances.

Hey @sbevans. Wild question? What is the distance on those? Does it overlay onto the US? Like, could it be a road map to where they have been and are?

And in relation to rivers since I have a feeling wherever they are, it’s along a river.

God I hope that works cause I don't want to have to try and sneak into Russia to go to these places. XD

sbevans: Today at 3:30 pm
They're like hundreds of miles apart. I'm not sure it overlays… They're all river towns, though.

DonutKing911: Today at 4:32 PM
Well, pooper scooper. It was worth the thought. Well, I’ve hit a wall. Again. I’m not sure what all of this has in relation to what’s going on. But we have Russia and Rivers.

I guess we’ll have to see if Angel comes back again. See what new clues pop up. Anyhow, I promised I’d take my daughter out for dinner and then physical therapy. Whoever thought a cybernetic leg could be so complicated to learn.

Anyhow, I’ll keep an eye out here, if you all get any more ideas @ me.

Stay safe out there and in your dreams.

Peace out.

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