The theme of one dream last week was "The Return of the Old Gods" meets "You Don't Know Who is in the Secret Kabal (Oh, and, everyone who could be on your side hates you)." Part of the dream must have been inspired by "The Devil-House of the Baskervilles," because there was a dog who was conditioned by an evil alien demon.
At one point Dr. Who was involved. I really need to understand what the Doctor means in my dreams, because dreams with him in them usually have a feeling of smothering associated with them. They sometimes have elements of the Labyrinth dreams--where I am usually stuck in a confining, very narrow tangle of passage ways and tunnels.
Then there was the animals dream--where what I thought was a weasel turned out to be a kind of narrow-nosed golden retriever. It really looked like a weasel, though. It snuck into our house, and I wasn't pleased in a "Oh great, a wild animal is in our house" kind of way. Then the dream house--I want to say it was made up of mostly screen doors, but I might be splicing dreams together--turned into a kind of swimming pool and snakes were wriggling out of the faucets, and I wasn't pleased in a "Oh great, water snakes in the pool I'm in." I was sure they were poisonous. Luckily, the weasel was a snake-eating weasel. I'm sure this dream is about my libido, but I just don't know how.
Finally, there are the Child in Peril dreams, which are straight-forward The Child is in Peril. These usually involve New York City windows and ledges, but the latest one involved balancing along the stair railing in my parents' house.
Last night's dream was relaxing by comparison--for much of the night I was going over my current manuscript and tweaking the text. In waking life, someone pointed out a way I could tweak the ending, which I like, and I think I was rehearsing adding that part in. Also, Eric WItchey spoke to the Wordos last night, and I was probably rehashing what he said.
At the end, the editing turned into registering for a convention... and the last scene involved Wonder Woman, Dracula, and a youngish Dick VanDyke as a detective chasing an evil tatoo artist.
Dracula was most likely from the post-Wordos discussion, but in the dream he was a metaphor for writing.