Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Glass boxes

 There is a glass box in the middle of a desert landscape. I walk towards it. I see people inside. People I know. Eternity, Skan, Mystery (not sure how I know that one..), my best childhood friend, and...one person I didn't know. A teenage boy.

 I try to take control of it at this point. It's sluggish at first, trying to get a grip on my own actions. I've been out of practice for a while. Hypnos stopped coming around my dreams for a while after that incident with the tree. It's a lot more difficult than I remember at first, but then I remember how.

I try to break down a wall with a hammer first. I beat the glass again and again, to no avail. I try to shoot it out, but the bullets rebound and I have to stop. I try fire to melt the glass, but no matter how hot it gets, the glass won't budge. It seems like I try these things for hours, until I am too weary to try again.
And then the laughter comes, and I wake up.

The only way out is through the mask.

Leave them out of this Hypnos. Skan, Mystery, that boy... They haven't done a damn thing to you. Your mission is ME. I'M the one you're after. Not them. I swear to god if you so much as try to come anywhere near them for any reason at all, I'll rip your head off.


  1. The way you began this post reminded me of this "game" I've seen around. It's actually supposed to be a personality test. So I'm wondering if the dream is not a threat, but a test... Maybe he's trying to figure you out. Or conversely, the "game" is the key to figuring out the dream or beating him. Seems dangerous to me either way, as it would give him some understanding of your personality. It's up to you if you want to take this further, but the game is played thus:

    You are in a desert and you come across a cube.

    How big is the cube?
    What color is the cube?
    How does that color make you feel?
    Can you see inside the cube?
    How big is the cube compared to the desert?

    You see a ladder.

    Is the ladder leaning on the cube?
    What color is the ladder?
    What is the distance between the cube and the ladder?

    You see a horse.

    What is the distance between the cube and the horse?
    What color is the horse?
    Is the horse tied up or roaming freely?
    Is the horse wearing a saddle?

    There is a storm.

    What is the distance between the storm and the cube?
    Is the size of the storm big or small?
    Is the storm passing by or staying in place?
    Is the storm violent, thunder, and lightning or calm and light rain?

    You see a flower.

    Is there only one flower or many?
    Where is the flower, what is it next to?
    What color is the flower?

  2. I've never even heard of this before, but maybe...Maybe..His game might be different than we think.
    Sometimes, I'm afraid to think, because I don't know what he has access to already. :(

  3. I know what you mean. It's hard to think when he could be there already, watching everything that you think is private. All I can say is practice psychic self-defense and go with your gut. Even when someone is messing with your head, your instincts are usually right.

  4. Is there.. Is there a way to block him out of certain areas? I know I can't completely kick him out.. Yet. But maybe.. I don't know. Do you know what I'm trying to get at?

  5. Most mental defenses revolve around "guided" imagery. If you can picture your mind as a series of rooms with locked doors, you can hide your thoughts and memories from him. But you have to be careful not to think about what is in those rooms or the door is open.

  6. Hawk. Do you see the red letters?

  7. @Mystery: That's very close to what I was thinking about doing. Glad to know it might work after all..
    @Eternity: What red letters? What...does anyone else see them besides her?

  8. Yes, but I opted not to mention it... It mentions a mask, therefore the implication does not seem like a good one. Just because the words are filtered from you, doesn't mean they're true. It could just be a trick to get you to try it once you figure a way around the block.

    That reasoning seems paranoid even to me, but I'd hate to see you get proxied for jumping at a chance that you'd reject out of hand if not for the filter hiding the suggestion from you.

  9. Mystery's right, they mention a mask. Don't you dare try it Hawk. Not in a dream, not in real life. NEVER. There is another way to beat him.

  10. A mask? Like the mask in your dream, Eternity..
    Hypnos, you bastard.

  11. That's odd. There was actually a mask that saved a friend's life from the Dying Man recently. I wonder if they are connected?

  12. I wouldn't trust a mask in this situation as far as I could throw Hypnos. I still don't know if its him placing it there, or what effects it would have if I were to put it on..