I have no idea what I consumed yesterday to set off these dreams[*], but I dreamt I was having an argument with Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn about rebooting the Transformers franchise – but instead of cars and other electronic things, they were all animals. There was a lengthy discussion about having Optimus Prime becoming a stoat.
The next part of the dream involved my old primary school and some bitter rivalry between two teachers who had turned to Twitter to slag each other off. I said that I would complain to the school governors, but that only resulted in more verbal abuse.
Okay that last one wasn’t so surreal as the first.
But I have no idea what both dreams meant, although I rather like to see the next Transformers’ movie have Optimus Prime transform into a stoat. Bumble Bee literally become a bumblebee, and so on. Writes to Michael Bay. Perhaps I’m wanting to see a more environmentally friendly version of Transformers. I don’t know.
[*] Although I strongly suspect it has something to do with this article from Boing! Boing! about Popee the Performer, a highly surreal kids TV animation from 2000 that combines the sensibilities of David Lynch, Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, and possibly Hayao Miyazaki into a single surreal cartoon show. Case in point: