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18 January 2009 @ 10:44 pm
Julie goes for second place in the Weird Dreams Competition  
I don't think my dream last night was quite as crazy or in-depth as Anna's, but maybe it will still amuse you all.

I dreamed I was going to Takarazuka with my mom and Manda again, and we were seeing Hanagumi again. We were in the Grand Theater, but it looked nothing like the Grand Theater. I wasn't sure what show we were seeing because Manda had gotten the tickets. Once it started, though, I figured that it was Kanashimi no Cordoba... Because somewhere in the opening song lyrics was the word "Cordoba", or something. But as we all know, Cordoba rehearsals haven't even started yet. Thus what we were seeing seemed very choppy and unfinished, almost like an early dress rehearsal.

Also, Tacchin was in it.

I didn't get the feeling that she was replacing Ayane-chan, simply that she was making a special appearance -- kind of like Kacha in Elisabeth. (Obviously in my dreams, Tacchin never left Takarazuka.) All I remember from the show is that she was dancing with Yuu, and there were a few other people onstage, but the set was very simple or nonexistent. Like I said, everything seemed unfinished.

After only a scene or two, the curtain went down. I turned to Manda and asked, "How did you get tickets to this? Do I owe you any money?" But instead of answering, Manda went to the end of our row, pulled out a notepad and began interviewing two black girls who were sitting next to the aisle (this was a premonition?! I saw a group of black women at the theater today). Apparently these two girls were friends with all the Japanese women who were sitting between us and them. Most of the Japanese girls scooted closer to hear what Manda was asking, but the one sitting right next to me turned and asked, with great curiosity, "Have you ever considered having sex with an otokoyaku?"

"...Um... yes?" I answered. I so caught off guard by the question that I forgot to consider that Mom was right there. But either she had wandered off briefly or apparently hadn't heard the exchange.

At some point the next act started. No, before that, my mom went up and asked an usher why so many seats were empty. I can't remember if he answered in Japanese or English, but he informed us regretfully that this show wasn't selling very well. (This probably is related to my concern that Hanagumi's current show doesn't seem to be so hot.) Anyway, since there were so many empty seats we migrated over a little bit to the left (I was channeling Anna's dream?!), but when the next act started our seats mysteriously rotated so that suddenly we were all the way to the left on the second tier. You'd think that I'd be pretty disturbed by our seats moving, but instead I was just pissed off that now I was looking at this stage from a much less favorable angle. There was some kind of big walled-off section in the center block of seats that was very obtrusive and really limited one's viewing range.

That's all I remember about Cordoba. In the next part of the dream, I was wandering around alone and looking for a place to eat. I found what appeared to be an empty cafeteria and was about to settle down when suddenly a large crowd of people started streaming in. They were all Hoshigumisei. Minus the most prominent star-tracked members of Hoshigumi, the entire troupe seemed to be there. The first person I noticed was Shiiran, whose right arm was exposed and showed a large series of scratches and bruises/scabs in the center. Horrified, I asked someone else what had happened. Everyone just laughed and seemed unconcerned, saying that Shiiran had made some stupid mistake; it was her own fault and I guess she wasn't hurt very badly. Still, a few people seemed to be keeping an eye on her.

One of the people there was either a fan or upperclassmen who I had apparently met before. I was mortified to realize that I couldn't remember her name and hoped it wouldn't come up. In any case, she seemed to know me from some previous meeting. We were talking about something and I was looking around wondering if I should even be there and also wondering what was going on in general. My friend, or someone else -- come to think of it, I may have been talking to Mari Yuzumi (I've seen her around the Mura twice recently) -- told me that they were all on their lunch break from some kind of workshop. Eventually I noticed that waiters/waitresses were going around taking people's lunch orders. One of them came up to me, started to ask for my order, then abruptly cut herself off when she realized I wasn't a 'sienne. She apologized in a friendly and casual manner, saying that she had kind of been on autopilot or something, then moved off. Again, I asked my friend / Mari Yuzumi if it was all right for me to be there. She assured me that it was, and I reflected that I *should have* let the waitress take my lunch order.

I can't really remember what happened after that. I think in the end I was too self-conscious to stay and eat with the Hoshigumisei. The dream changed to me trying to find a bathroom, going up and down stairs and crawling through small spaces; I don't even know if I was in the theater anymore or not.

As a bonus, here's a snippet from a dream a few nights back. I was on a semi-crowded train (Hankyuu, naturally), standing and holding onto a ring. Two ladies standing nearby were looking at an advertisement for Marguerite and commenting on it. It seems they didn't have much interest in a musical written by the creators of Les Miserables and featuring a former Takarazuka top star. "But if somebody put on an ice-skating competition," one of them said, "why, that would really be something. I'd go see that."

I was pretty annoyed by their conversation and about to butt in and say something defensive or snide (a thing I would never actually do) when the train lurched, I lost my balance, almost fell onto the ladies and had to apologize to them instead. But then the woman behind me caught my attention and said in a low voice that she *was* interested in the play, and we started talking about it.

I have no idea what that means.

Today I met mooglechan and her friends / family for a few hours. They all seemed pretty cool! But I don't have the energy to write about it much now. You see, I just spent god knows how long creating this post using a speech recognition program. I hope this means in the future I'll be able to make long posts without killing my hands or relying on other people to type them up.

Exciting, Y/N?
Current Mood: weirdweird
Our Heroine aka Jenn: [squee!]kyttenfae on January 18th, 2009 02:17 pm (UTC)
Wow... very, very weird dreams. *grin* Poor Shiiran! <3

But YAY for long Julie-pyon-posts! <3333333333333333333333
Jess (Ducky): Ouran - cake!just_keep_on on January 18th, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
Man, you guys got the cool dreams. I'm trying dutifully to forget mine 'cause it was this Dexter-esque Sin City horror that had violence and steak. O_O

I liked yours and Anna's better.

On the latest dream:
- *snort* Wow. No one expects the Spanish, er, Japanese Inquisition O_o
- Oh, poor Shiiran!
- She assured me that it was, and I reflected that I *should have* let the waitress take my lunch order. Pretend to be a 'sienne lunch session!

On the Marguerite dream: Maybe concern over the marketing over it and that people won't go to it because of Osa?

Yay for speech recognition programs!
quinquin: yuzumi and shiiquinquin on January 18th, 2009 02:37 pm (UTC)
Yay for speech recognition programs! And I'm jealous that you got to talk to Maru Yuzumi (and see her around the Mura.) I'm amazed at how much you and Anna remember of your dreams, I seldom remember more than the general feel of a dream and maybe the last part of it.
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ruderal_speciesruderal_species on January 18th, 2009 05:34 pm (UTC)
Exciting, Y/N?

YES! <3
Ms. Brittladybretagne on January 18th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
Exciting, Y/N?


Also, poor Shiiran! *snuggles her* Okay between this and Cate's post, I really need to get around to making myself an icon of her.
Becca: Kiriyan muffin_song on January 18th, 2009 07:12 pm (UTC)
Very exciting! <3
dinhu_4everdinhu_4ever on January 18th, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
That was...crazy. In a incredibly awesome way. I wish I had dreams about Takarazuka more frequently...=/
utena1409: Wao/Mariutena1409 on January 18th, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
Lol, I never-ever want my mother to show up in a dream that is about Zuka... XD

And I think I like this speech recognition thingy!!! ^___^