think I ended up filming a goose or something.
I also seem to remember playing around with wigs for Yaazi - putting her in some really dark pink wig - but I'm not sure that this was part of the main dream. I think Yaazi's head was smaller than usual...
Anyway, I film this goose. My brother might have been there. Then again, it might have been just a small child. Maybe I was younger, too? I thought I remembered some kid running around. But I feel pretty pleased with myself about having finished my assignment.
Then I have to go to class. No idea if it's the next day or what, but obviously after whatever vacation. It's time to turn in the assignments. In the class is also Malinda! I have no idea if this is supposed to be a high school class or a college class. I think I'm pleasantly surprised to see her, but at the same time, I expect to see her. Like maybe I'm pleasantly surprised she decided to take a class, but that it's been a while since it started so I expected her to be there. Anyway, as part of the assignment, there was some kind of drawing aspect - I guess on the paper for the assignment we drew our idea as to what the film should look like or something. We hand these papers in to the teacher, who I think looks like one of my old floor managers from Target who left around Christmastime. Very sweet. Then again, she could have been some kind of mash-up between her and my bell choir instructor from college. For some reason, my brain was flipping between the two of them. Probably because they're both blond.
Although I don't remember giving the teacher my film, she must have gotten it as she starts playing everyone's short films. And...I feel like crap. Everyone's films look pretty damn incredible. They're all these existential, experimental looking films with deep meanings behind them. I know at least one of them looked like they had some kind of galaxy/big bang burst of stars as part of their presentation. Again, I have no idea what the original assignment was! For all I know it could have been - film something on your summer vacation. No idea. A lot of them look like those educational videos they used to show to you when you were in school - the ones that looked like they were forty years old or something. Like from the 60's and all blipy and skippy and with those weird voice-overs of someone sounding all smug and smart (but inevitably come across as old and racist, lol). Granted, while those old films were heaping piles of crap and awful (MST3K has made fun of plenty of them), it was still better quality than the goose film I had. I'm starting to freak out a bit. Had I not done enough with my film? (I think, ironically, I might have been in a film class. But I think this knowledge is only revealed as the films start playing.) Malinda, too starts getting nervous. I have no idea what her film is about - I don't think she told me - but I don't think it was up to the same quality of everyone else's, either.
We have to sit through a bunch of these. One has a pair of guys talking, but I don't remember what they were talking about. I'm sure it was some kind of big themed issue, some important idea. All I had was a goose. Malinda and I continue to get nervous. Eventually, class ends and I think it was down to just me and Malinda's films that hadn't been watched. We had been saved, this class, from having to watch our inferior videos alongside everyone else's much more impressive films. We're still nervous, but at least we have a reprieve for now.
I have been out of school for more than a decade. No idea what this dream means. But apparently I was in class. But wait, first the dream starts with me on some kind of family vacation, I think. Some place warm and nice and beachy. I'm just hanging out and having fun. Can't really remember much of this leg of the dream. I think at one point I remember I have some kind of assignment I was supposed to do for this class I had. No idea what the assignment was officially, but I