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Thoughts and Dreams of Aaron Schmidt

This is the online journal of Aaron Schmidt where he records his thoughts (when they seem relevant) and his dreams (when he can remember them).

09 September 2004 New Zealand

Pretty cool dream last night.

Aurélie and were bouncing along the New Zealand countryside. "Bouncing" is the right were to use as the gravity seemed to be signifcantly lower than normal, perhaps 1/10 g. We jumped over trees, passing barns and fields of cows and I starting thinking "there's not much here". Sure, New Zealand is beautiful but is this really a good place to setup base and try to change the world?

It may be difficult.

We came upon an old abandoned military base, complete with a WWII submarine. This area was under the control of my two cousins, Paula and Melanie, and I quickly realized that we were being seen as invaders into their territory.

Aurélie was captured and placed into the "jail". I managed to escape and began my descent into the depths of the military installation. There was a lot of metal ladders and grills and metal boxes and typical military stuff.

So I'm hanging off one of the ladders when I hear the cousins approaching. They come past me and sit down on a couch and start watching TV. I think it was the Simpsons and I was sorely tempted to creep out and take a peak to determine which episode was on. Even with their relaxed attitude, I never forgot the danger I was in so I remainded in the shadows and slowly crept down the ladder until I touched the ground.

I was surprised to be on the ground after climbing down since I had imagined that I had been underground. There was grass and fields of flowers and bright shining sun and then I realized that the entire military complex was built above the earth and extended miles into the sky. Which I guess, if you think about it, would have been a very feasible solution in a lower gravity environment.

The architecture was very impressive and pretty cool. Near one of the main support pillars was the jailbreak switch allowing me to free Aurélie and all the other captives that my cousins had held hostage in low-gravity New Zealand. Personally, I think it was pretty stupid to put the jailbreak switch in such an open and unsecure location but it worked out for us.

Reunited, Aurélie and I launched ourselves into the air and continued on our way. There was a whole other part in the dream with some agressive farmer but it's not clear anymore so I'll say this is the end.

20 August 2004 Population control

I sometimes wonder if the United States has it right.

They promote guns and violence and killing in their media and at the same time suppress nudity and sex. At the cinema, it is far more common to view the graphic destruction of human body parts than to see a single female brest.

So what message does this deliver? That sex is bad and death is good. And the end result? Quite simply: population control.

Population overcrowding is going to be a major problem before the middle of the 21st century, so it appears the US has got a good jump start on the issue.

04 August 2004 Rivers after school

Rivers Cuomo, lead singer of the band Weezer, has released an interesting article about his life and his music.
I recognized that the feeling of sublime ecstasy I once got from music was just one more of these forms of love.

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