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Guest Blog: Geek Dreams (Are Made of This)

Dreamy Pride High author Tommy Roddy shares a page from his dream journal. Enjoy!

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Off and on since childhood, I’ve kept a dream journal. It started out as scribbled text on a notebook, but in these advanced technological times, I now use Google Documents. Reading months-old entries always reveals random elements of REM sleep activity forgotten over time. Of all the entries, my particular favorites are what I call nerdgasm dreams. No, I’m not talking about dreams of our favorite FBOTMs with a “happy ending” (as nice as that would be). Rather, it’s those dreams where various nerdy obsessions join forces in an explosion at the genre factory. Here’s one I had the morning of January 28, 2009, probably courtesy of the huge helping of Chinese take-out I had right before bed…

I’m back in high school, scribbling away on a sheet of paper. Though the school has a generic suburban look, and all the students are in casual ‘90s outfits, the curriculum is straight out of Harry Potter. We’re preparing for our upcoming O.W.L.s, though it’s a little difficult, because the entire building keeps shaking from massive explosions close by.

“What the hell?!”
“Oh, it’s just another zombie invasion.”
“Oh…okay.”

(Read the rest of Tommy’s fabulous dream after the jump.)

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