I have been always keen about analyzing my dreams. I have a lot of dreams, and sometimes I wrote them down. But I have never experienced something close to the movie Inception, UNTIL NOW. So last night I had this dream at 2am. First, I was driving in a parking structure with Mia. Then, there was some kind of space-time transportation and the next thing I know, I was still in the same parking garage but I don't see my car. I have my car keys in my hand, and I tried pressing the remote control but I don't hear anything. But somehow there was a GPS-like device so that I know my car is nearby, maybe on some other levels of the garage. Next scene, I was alone, I found the car! And I was driving it not in the garage but I was driving toward the exit of some residential community. I realized I didn't mean to exit, so I turn back. I was probably anxious looking for Mia, but suddenly my mind played a trick: I suddenly saw that I didn't put my car key in, and yet I was driving. I was so anxious, so realizing this fact, I quickly thought this might be a dream, and I decided I should scream so I'd wake up. And I screamed the crap out of my voice, and I did wake up! Mia was awake by my side and told me I had produced a tiny "ah~" voice like a little lamb!
This is the first time my mind had noticed a loophole in my dream and realized this might be a dream! This is exciting. You see, even though I did think this might be a dream and decided to scream, in the dream, I was pretty sure it was real - when I started screaming I didn't think it was going to work, because I was pretty sure I wasn't in a dream. It's pretty scary.
This could be a step toward what they call lucid dreaming - realizing you are dreaming while you're still in there, and try twist the plot as you wish and have fun. It is said it could be used as a self-healing device, but I have never been able to do it.
最近蔡骏有很多作品收到关注。听过的有《猫眼》，《夜半笛声》，还有《荒村》。不明白为什么《荒村》收到那么多关注，还拍成了电影。感觉蔡骏主要有几个弱点。第一，他的东西比较derivative，缺少更多原创的点子。比如《荒村》，我感觉就是几个其他小说元素的汇合，包括《夜半》和《猫眼》。这些元素非常典型，包括民国时代的老房子，有魔力的笛子，还有那个重阳节的鬼故事。我并不反对不同作品中出现intertext， 但是后来发现他是的确缺乏原创的点子。 第二， 他也喜欢抄一些其他小说的成功元素，比如盗墓元素，地下迷宫，古墓，军火库，这些都出现在很多小说中-而恰恰是像盗墓笔记这样的成功小说的关键元素。第三，他的套路也比较少，除了前面说的元素之外，还有情节结构，比如很多的恐怖体验都是幻觉，由某种宝石/玉石/声音等控制。第四，就情节来说，《夜半》还说的过去，但是《荒村》实在没有整体感。我对良渚文化挺好奇，但是这个情节实在和故事的整体结构没有任何关系， 最后落脚在玉矿上实在是败笔，和前面对荒村的恐怖渲染完全没有关系。试想，那么恐怖的一个地方，有那么恐怖的故事，最后的巨大的’秘密‘就是那个地方地下有很大的玉矿，这完全和前面渲染的没有半毛钱关系。就好像我给你渲染了半天我要讲一个多么恐怖，多么吸引人的故事，可最后我告诉你那都是梦，不是真的，让人彻头彻尾的失望。不过，比起电影来，这个小说还是强得多。《荒村》电影是我看过的史上最烂的电影。