Since March has felt more like February, it’s not surprise the wifey has been fighting off a cold for the last few days. But when I started feeling the symptoms too, I decided to drink a shot of NyQuil.
This was a big mistake on my part because the NyQuil gave me one of the strangest dreams I’ve had in a while.
In the dream, Laneit and I went on a Medieval adventure. The place we were at was sort of like Westworld, but this place ran a week-long game in which you and other tourists were put in a group that had to make it from one side of the park to the other. One of the rules of the game was that each member of the group had to be leader for at least one day.
This suited Laneit just fine, because the only reason he agreed to go with me was that the fact that he could drink all he wanted, and he would be able to kill attackers with swords.
Also in our group were comic book writer Gail Simone, and Fox Sports host Charissa Thompson. For the first couple of days things went by smoothly. Everyone was pitching in to ensure our survival, and Gail Simone kept us entertained by telling us stories. Laneit and Charissa Thompson seemed to bond over their slaying of a dragon looking creature that attacked us in the middle of the night.
Even taking turns as leader was going smoothly. At least until it was the turn of our fifth group member, Bill Nighy. As leader, Bill decided we should cross a river instead of sticking to the road we had been on from the start. None of us agreed with his decision, but since he was leader, we had little say in the matter.
In the river crossing we lost our wagon, food, pet goat, Laneits booze, and Charissa Thompson. Bill Nighy was the first to make it to the other side, as soon as he stood up to celebrate the crossing, he was taken down by an arrow.
As Gail, Laneit, and I made it to shore, we were ambushed by another group of tourists led by Terry Crews. Just when all hope seemed lost for our group, we heard a woman yell from above, leap down towards us, and within seconds, laid waster to Terry crews, err, crew.
The woman who saved us was none other that TNU’s own NYPinTA. She was sporting two massive swords, and a crossbow. I don’t know where she learned to fight like that, and I was too shocked to ask. Anyways, she led us out of the park to safety. I was happy to be alive, Laneit was happy with his swords, and Gail Simone said she had enough material for a new Red Sonja series.
So why would i have such a bizarre dream? My guess is Charissa Thompson and Terry Crews were there because on Saturday I binged watched a few episodes of “Ultimate Beastmaster.”
And I think Gail Simone was there because that day I was reading some of her Birds of Prey issues. As for Laneit, we texted back and forth this weekend, so maybe that’s why he popped up there. But I have no idea why Bill Nighy showed up my dream. I guess the moral of the story is: don’t mix Chinese food and NyQuil.