I know this is a little overdue. But with no further delay, here's part 10 of my Dreams.
51. Transformers Returns: (2000)
This next dream I had was also back in 2000. And well, this one was yet another one of those montage type dreams where I saw random sequences playing out similar to the TV show's intro or a music video. So anyway, this one was kind of a mix between the old-school and what was once the new-school Transformers from the time I first had this dream. And this was a few years before first live action Transformers film was released. So anyway, this dream kind of blend together multiple different sagas of the Transformers universe, and included characters from G1, Beast Wars, and RID. Now, as I mentioned in one of my past entries, RID (Robots in Disguise) was not one of my favorite Transformers TV series. But that's not what I'm going to talk about here. Well anyway, to be as descriptive as I possibly can be, this montage style dream played out like the original 80s cartoon intro, but with some obvious differences. And an epic version of the show's theme song played throughout the dream. The first thing I remember seeing is an image of planet Cybertron orbiting in outer space. The camera then zooms in on the planet, where we see a view of the Cybertronian landscape, with the title and the Autobot logo appearing in the center. And after that, an explosion followed, and we get a look at the devastating war between the Autobots and Decepticons, which in the Transformers universe has gone on for millions of years. The next image shows Megatron ordering his Decepticon troops to attack, while at the same time firing his blaster. Optimus Prime and the Autobots were seen racing into battle, making quick sharp metallic sounds with their feet as they raced. Optimus himself emerged from the crowd of Autobots, and fired with his blaster at the incoming Decepticon troops. The next part I remember is two Cybertronian space shuttles headed towards Earth (an obvious homage to the first episode of the 80s cartoon), and I saw what appeared to be a crossover between G1 and RID because some of the characters from both shows appeared in this part. In this next scene, the Autobots and Predacons from the RID series were doing battle with each other in the city of Tokyo. And then suddenly, a dimensional portal opened up, and out came G1 Optimus Prime, Rodimus Prime, Ultra Magnus, and some of the other Autobots from the original cartoon. Once they arrived at the scene, they transformed from vehicle mode to robot mode right in front of the RID cast of characters. In the next scene, we see the Autobots and Dinobots fighting against the Sharkticons from the 1986 movie. Grimlock easily disposes of them by stepping on them, and even devouring some of them. One of the Sharkticons jumped at Rodimus in an attempt to attack. But Rodimus grabbed the pouncing attacker, and tossed him into a crowd of other Sharkticons. In the next scene, we see a sword fight between Springer (from the 1986 movie), and Scourge (from RID). The next scene shows Optimus Prime fighting against Galvatron (yes, Galvatron) inside the body of Unicron. Even though in the original movie, Optimus was dead, and Rodimus had succeeded him by that time. Anyway, the next scene shows Rodimus opening the matrix to unleash its power. And as the light was released, it became so bright, that I couldn't see anything. But then, Optimus Prime's image appeared in the midst of the blinding light. And in the last scene, we see the camera zooming away from planet Cybertron as the song ends. Followed by the title and logo appearing once more.
52. The Ride: (2000)
This dream was rather unique. Because this one didn't involve any fictional characters or real living people. But rather, this one was very special in its own unusual way. Basically, it all starts off at Destine Florida beach (a place I've visited many times before). At the beginning part of the dream, I took part in this dream. But from afar, I saw a tidal wave heading for the shore. But as the waves came to hit me, that's where it all changed. Because throughout most of this dream, I was merely watching everything unfold before my eyes. As the waves hit me, I was washed away in what looked like a whirlpool of sorts with flashy lights of sorts. But this is where things got interesting. The next thing I knew, I was watching everything happen before my eyes like a video montage of all the different places on Earth. And everything was from a bird's eye view. Almost as if though I was flying through the air like in the earliest dream I recall. But like I said, I wasn't actually flying. But rather, it was like I was in stasis, like I was in an alien ship with a huge monitor screen in front of me. I saw the oceans, the sky, the mountains, the trees, the cities, it was such a magnificent sight. And not only did I see that, but I also got to see outer space in this dream. Seen from my eyes, I was warped out of the Earth, and it appeared as if though I was traveling through the endless void of space. I saw the planets, the stars, the milky way, and I even saw places from beyond our galaxy. I saw other solar systems, other planets, other civilizations. I can only imagine that if there's any intelligent like out there in the universe besides us, then they must be looking for other intelligent extra terrestrial beings as well. The dream literally took me from world to world, from galaxy to galaxy. All across the universe. I never thought I'd have this kind of experience in a dream. And I admit this one was downright wild and insane. But at the same time, it was incredible. As I returned to Earth, I saw that the whole world had changed. The year was then 2165 AD. And the world was a completely different place from what I remember. As I returned to Earth, I seemed to have awaken in a hospital (in the dream). I'm not sure what that was all about. But all I know is that in the last part of the dream, I was actually part of the story. Or what little remained of it anyway. And so, as I awakened in the hospital, I looked outside the window to see a futuristic city, filled with new buildings and flying cars everywhere. Looking back at this now, one can only imagine what the world will be like until then. Of course, I won't be around by the 22nd century. But then again, nobody from this generation will be. But still, it's fun to imagine what the future will be like.
53. Mystery Zone 6: (2001)
This is another one of those dreams that really caught me off guard and wierded the hell out of me. Like the past “Mystery Zone” dreams, this as multiple chapters jammed into one dream. So anyway, this sixth compilation of dreams I had contained four different segments. And each of them was a different story involving some of my favorite Street Fighter characters. But I guess you don't need me telling you that in case you've already familiarized yourself with the Mystery Zone series. So anyway, back to business. The first segment in this compilation starts off with me in the mountains of Japan. Hokkaido most likely. Now, I've had many dreams about one day going to see Japan. Even though I may never get the chance to in a million years. But anyway, I was climbing up the mountains of Hokkaido. It seemed like a long journey to the top. And there was one part where I nearly slipped and fell off the mountain side. But luckily, since I had some control over this dream, I was able to avoid falling to my death, and I eventually made my up to the top. But as I did, I heard a familiar voice shouting “HADOKEN!” I was startled by this. But I grabbed the edge before I fell. And as I pulled myself up again, I saw that it was Ryu working out, like he normally does. Now, this dream is kind of based on that one scene from Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie where Ryu was meditating in the mountains. As he fired his fireball, I saw it traveling through the air like a comet in the sky. Ryu notices me, and assumes a stance. He asks me “Who are you? What are you doing here?” I simply replied saying “I didn't come here to fight. I'm just passing through here.” Ryu calms down, and looks at me with his usual blank stare. He then asked “So, what brings you here to Japan?” I answered by saying “I'm not sure what I'm doing here. I just found myself in the mountains, and I seemed to have lost my way.” Ryu gazes out into the blue sky as the wind carries his red headband. He then replied “So, you're lost.” I nodded. And then he looked back at me and said “As my master Gouken once told me, life is not a straight line. There are multiple paths which a person can take that will lead him to his destiny.” I looked at Ryu weirdly, and I asked him “What do you mean?” He answered “You have to think of life not as a video game, but as a forest. And like in a forest, it's very easy to lose your way. So you must not think you know your way. You must know that you know the way.” I shrugged, and I responded “Ryu, I don't understand what you mean.” Ryu replied “In time you will know the way. However, that's the only advice I can give you. If you're lost, follow your heart. And you will go places.” I stood silent, not knowing what to say. And then, the dream shifted from this segment, to a different one.
In the next chapter, I was back in the United States, hitch hiking down a long and lonesome road. And all of a sudden, the most random thing passed me by, the truck with the “Capcom” logo on the side passed me by. And mind you, that was the same truck from the animated movie. As it passed me by, I thought to myself “I never thought I'd see that.” Well anyway, I continued walking down the road, pondering what Ryu had said to me. And then, all of a sudden, a red Porsche came by. And you wouldn’t guess who it was. It was Ken Masters and his wife Eliza. They stopped at my side, Ken turns down the window, and speaks to me. He said “Hey, kid. You lost?” To which I answered “Yes. I am. I'm trying to get to the nearest city.” Luckily for me, Ken was kind enough to give me a ride. He said “Well, jump in. I'll make sure you're heading in the right direction. You can climb in the back seat.” And so I got into the back seat of the car, and Ken started driving down the road. As I stood quiet, Ken noticed, and he asked me “So, I take it you don't talk that much?” I answered “I'm normally a quiet person. I don't usually speak unless I have something to say.” Ken remarked “You're the second person I met whose like that.” I asked “Who was the first?” Ken replied “Why it's my best friend Ryu, of course.” To this, my eyes widened. And then I spoke out “Ryu? I met him just a short while ago.” Eliza said “You have? I hear Ryu never sits still. He's constantly traveling around the world. You must have run into him by chance.” I answered “Yes. I have. And he left me with message.” Ken replied “Oh? What message would that be?” I answered “That when you're lost, follow your heart.” Eliza responded “That was nice of him.” Ken replied “That's Ryu for ya. He's not only a good fighter, but also a philosopher.” And so, after a long drive, we finally reached the city of Seattle, where Ken lives. Ken asks me “So, where would you like me to drop you off?” I said “Over here will be fine”. And so, Ken stops the car, and I step out. As I close the door, I look back at Ken and Eliza, and I asked “Is there anyway I can repay you?” Ken answered “Not at all. But just one word of advice. Always be aware of your surroundings. You never know what you might run into”. And then he and Eliza drive off in their car. As for me, I just continued walking down the road in the city of Seattle.
In the next chapter, I was in a cemetery in Beijing China. And this is based on Chun-Li's ending where she prays over her father's grave after defeating M. Bison. As I strolled my way down the cemetery, passing through grave stones, I eventually come across Chun-Li, who was praying over her father's grave. I stood over her, listening to her as she gave her final speeches to her dead father. After she was finished, she looked back at me and noticed me standing behind her. She asked me “Who are you?” I answered “My name is Matt. I'm a big fan of yours”. Chun-Li stood puzzled, as she didn't know how to respond to me. But then he stood on her feet and said “I was just giving my final speech to my father.” I answered “That's okay. I understand.” Chun-Li looked at me, and said “So, I take it you knew my father?” I answered “Well no. I never met him. But I do know what it's like to lose a loved one. And I'm sorry about your father.” To this, Chun-Li's eyes filled with tears. She raced over to me, and embraced me. Holding me in her arms, she cried “Please, let me hold you just for a little while.” Naturally, I was sympathetic towards her, and so I gently put my arms over Chun-Li as she cried on my chest. And as she did, I heard the music of Chun-Li's ending playing in the background, which made the scene very dramatic and emotional. In the next scene, Chun-Li and I were just hanging out together in the city of Beijing, enjoying each other's company. As casual friends that is.
The fourth and last segment of this compilation of dreams involved me and Vega. Or Balrog as he's called in Japan. Anyway, in this dream, I was in Spain, and I was in the audience watching Vega participating in a bullfight competition. Now, if you were to watch the TV series “Street Fighter II V”, which came two years after the animated film, you might remember that in one episode, Vega was not only a vicious and ruthless ninja-like assassin, but he was also a renown bullfighter. And similar to how it was in that show, Vega slaughtered the bull ruthlessly and without mercy. Before I knew it, there was a bloody mess in the arena. And the crowd applauded for Vega's victory. As for me, I was simply paralyzed. And then, Vega eye-balled me from a distance, looking rather menacing. I grew nervous. So, I got off my seat, and left the crowd. But as I made my way over to the exit, Vega was right there waiting for me. I stopped in my tracks as I saw him blocking the exit. I stood in one place, waiting as Vega looked at me with a slight smile on his face. He spoke out “Leaving so soon? The show has only just begun.” I answered “I just don't like seeing animals get killed like that.” Vega chuckles and responds “Then perhaps you prefer seeing live humans get butchered and slaughtered? Because I'm all for that.” I responded “I detest that as well.” Vega responded “My brother, there is beauty in everything. Even the sight of blood has artistic value. Though, not many people seem to see that which we do.” I asked “Brother? We're not even related!” Vega replied “You have some Spaniard blood in you. So in a metaphorical sense, you and I are like distant brothers.” I frowned, and responded “You're crazy.” Vega added “Craziness is a point of view, brother. And it is craziness that serves a purpose in this world, it creates a balance.” I remained silent. Vega then concluded “Meet me tonight at “La Casa de Isabel. Be there. I will be awaiting you there.” I reluctantly agreed to his demands. And so I went there to the castle where Vega awaited me. Once I got there, Vega challenged me to a one on one duel. We met face to face at the cathedral, and he was garbed in his traditional Street Fighter II attire with his metal mask and claws. He throws a red rose into the air, and slices it to pieces with his claws. I looked sternly at Vega as he gave his speech; “By all means, entertain me in the best way you can, brother. I want to see if you can live up to your roots. Are you a worthy opponent?” I cracked my knuckles, and said “We'll see.” And so the fight began. And as you can imagine, it was one heck of a match. And, much like how it was when I first played Street Fighter II in the arcades, I got my ass handed to me. Vega was more than a match for me, and he messed me up pretty badly with his claws. My body was covered in scratches and stab wounds. And I was helpless. I couldn’t defend myself, and I only rested on the ground bleeding to death as Vega approached me menacingly. He then said “It's been fun, brother. But I'm afraid this is where the game ends. And you're the loser. I think I will use your blood to paint the walls of my castle. They could use a darker tone of red.” And so, I waited for Vega to deliver the final blow. But then, Chun-Li came along, and she literally beat the crap out of Vega. In fact, she did it in the exact same way she did it in the animated film. Once she was finished with him, she raced over to me and held me in her arms. I was barely conscious, but Chun-Li spoke out “I''m here, Matt! Just hang on! Stay with me!” In the next scene, I was in the hospital, covered in bandages and attached to a life support system. Standing next to me was Ryu, Ken, Guile, Honda, Dhalsim, Blanka, and Chun-Li. But since Chun-Li was the one who saved me from Vega, she was the one who stood next to me, feeling my face with one hand as I looked up at her. And so I thanked her for coming to my rescue when I was nearly killed. The rest of the characters all wished me a quick recovery. The dream ended with me and Chun-Li together, watching the birds fly by on a bright sunny day.
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