C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

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Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:59 pm

I HAD ONE WHERE THOMAS CAREY TOOK CONTROL OF MY CAPS LOCK.

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Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:59 pm

Real bummer that that went onto another page.

Edit - And I blame Matt Morrison for using up the last post of the page.

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Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Post by Ben Wilson » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:05 pm

Right, last night. I was in a house I didn't recognise, basically fleeing from a group of people as part of a game show. The concept was that one person (me) was on the run, a small group of people were tasked with rescuing me, a larger group were tasked with capturing me. A guy called Mike (not Mike Brown, might've been Mike from Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul) comes through the front door, explains he's part of the extraction group and we have therefore won (I only win if the rescue group gets to me first). He then goes to make a cup of tea when the capture group arrives, led by Matt Morrison and Heather Badcock. I take great delight in explaining to them that they've lost when Mike reappears, causing the entire capture group to immediately blame Aidan Linge for their failure, while some of them give Matty Artell (who was coordinating the rescue) credit for our win. I then wake up and write down notes of the dream, which yet again turns out to be another sodding dream, so this is written down entirely from memory.

Also, my idea would make an awesome game show. Anyone got any contact details for Granada or anyone like that? :-)

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Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Post by Mark Deeks » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:09 pm

Paul Erdunast had a cameo in a dream about jumping to collect green sweets in a library. He was, at best, three foot tall.
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Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Post by Zarte Siempre » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:06 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:09 pm
He was, at best, three foot tall.
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Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Post by Ben Wilson » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:35 pm

Right, so last night I find myself zipping back and forth across the Lincolnshire countryside in trains (it's always trains with me for some reason). I'm alternately giving Dan McColm and Dylan Taylor lessons on how to drive a train, which eventually leads to us driving the train to a large room underneath a railway bridge, which as luck would have it, is the secret FOCAL headquarters. Jen is there, in charge of everyone (which at the very least includes Mark Murray, Zarte and Zubair) and she orders me to start folding magazines and stuffing envelopes. I make a plot to nick a copy of the magazine for myself, but wake up before this plan comes to fruition.

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Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:10 pm

Ben Wilson wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:35 pm
I'm alternately giving Dan McColm and Dylan Taylor...
:o
Ben Wilson wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:35 pm
...lessons on how to drive a train
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Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Post by Ben Wilson » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:31 am

Last night I found myself at a tournament in Peterborough, which I initially assumed was Scrabble but was being run by Zarte in a Bristol-style so god knows. I'm helping out as I did at .co.MK, and then the lunch break is announced, so I head through to the lunch area, which is the crappiest supermarket ever. It's about the size of the playing room at the COLIN hangover, but with shelves around the side that barely have anything on it and about 8 checkouts down the middle, none of which are actually staffed, so everyone just nicks everything from the supermarket and heads back to the playing area.

At the playing area, I help Graeme Cole assemble a six foot tall lego tower, but for some reason, I end up on top of the tower. The inevitable happens, I fall and bang my head, and precisely no one gives a shit and wonders why I (with a gaping head wound) am not up at the front helping with the event. I end up getting directions back to Peterborough rail station (well, actually, I google for directions from Peterborough station to Lincoln station, which is odd as you'd have thought 'on the train' was the winning answer there) from my phone, which displays them as a fancy 3D hologram. I then wake up.

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Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Post by James Laverty » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:35 pm

Not exactly Countdown related, but I had a dream where my new boss was revealed to be Jen Steadman, and decided everyday at 11 o'clock she was going to throw aubergines at me. I worry for my sanity at times.
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Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Post by Ben Wilson » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:14 pm

Two recent ones. In one I'm playing Scrabble against Adam Dexter for one of Brian Cox's 'wonders of...' documentaries (no idea what this one was supposed to be about though). In the other one I'm trying to rent an apartment on the Lincoln waterfront from Dan McColm. There was a third but I've completely forgotten about that one, so never mind.

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Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Post by Ben Wilson » Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:59 pm

Last night's dream saw me going to record the Crystal Maze with a team comprised of Jono, Zubair, Usman Mirza and a ginger, freckled Michelle Nevitt. However, before I arrive at the studio, I get hopelessly lost in Birmingham New Street Station, causing me to miss the recording and my place to be taken by Richard Priest. When I eventually arrive at the studio Jono is almost wetting himself laughing at my misfortune.

Another one I had a while ago was non-Countdown related but still somewhat noteworthy. In it, I was naked apart from a miniature brown wheelie bin which I was holding to preserve my modesty, and I was being chased through the streets of Reading by Chris Tarrant in a Post Office van. If I suggest this to Jim'll Paint It, can I count on anyone to upvote (totally a word) it? :)

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Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Post by Ben Wilson » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:34 am

Me again. In the dream, I was playing a game of Minecraft, only for the next building I went into to suddenly turn into a pub, and the landlord is Tony Atkins. He asks me to fix the till, only to fix it himself by pulling down on what looks like the handle from a one-armed bandit that has a $100 bill attached to it. he then leads me upstairs to the various function rooms of the pub, asking me along the way why everyone's a dickhead. After walking past the first function room (which contains a pool table) we arrive at the second function room, where a co-event (which I think I identified as Co:Leeds) is taking place. A random guy called Marcus Ironheart (who looks a bit like a fat Dave Grohl) shows up and I introduce him to everyone, having apparently invited him to the co event. I introduce him to Lav and then to a guy whose name I know to be 'Marcus Erickson', which causes some awkwardness, especially as Zarte then approaches, pissing himself laughing, and yells 'PSYCH ERICKSON' at the top of his lungs. I then wake up.

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Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Post by Zubair Patel » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:38 pm

Ben, I think that's two Octobers in a row you've dreamt about me!

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Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:16 pm

Zubair Patel wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:38 pm
Ben, I think that's two Octobers in a row you've dreamt about me!
You are October on his calendar, so it's not surprising.

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Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Post by Zubair Patel » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:12 pm

:?:
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:16 pm
Zubair Patel wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:38 pm
Ben, I think that's two Octobers in a row you've dreamt about me!
You are October on his calendar, so it's not surprising.
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