"Do you dream?"
"Then we'll be fine"Dreams, in our world, are the wanderings and strange imagery produced by a sleepy mind. In The World of Make Believe, they are the purest form of Stuff (which is to say, Thought), and are, naturally, considered highly valuable due to their composition and difficulty to obtain. Both Dreams and Nightmares are composed of the same material, and formed in the same way, but have different effects when used.
The only naturally-occurring instances of dreams seen in-comic either have been produced by living creatures, such as Hero and various Trees, or seen crystallized at the far end of The Sea of Limen. Dreams and Nightmares can also be found in The House of Paint, as one of the major commodities sold by Madras.
Dreams have been seen to be used as a healing power, specifically, repairing Hero's Schism whenever she rests. Nightmares, on the other hand, seem to have been weaponized against hostile creatures such as Fears, vaporizing them on contact, though they seem to have a much less powerful and much more normal effect on Hero.
An unusual interaction Edit
RGB has a unique and bizarre reaction to any dreams capable of affecting him. Instead of the usual restorative imaginative dreams had by Hero, he experiences black-and-white imagery of his own death via classic film stunts, and once by an iron. These would normally be considered nightmares, but he remains unfazed by most of them, with the exception of the iron. It is interesting to note that the iron dream is also the only one that is in color. He does not know why this happens to him, and simply prefers to avoid contact whenever he can instead.
- ↑ http://thepropertyofhate.com/TPoH/Diegesis/60
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 http://thepropertyofhate.com/TPoH/Ex%20position/311
- ↑ http://thepropertyofhate.com/TPoH/The%20Hook/16
- ↑ http://thepropertyofhate.com/TPoH/Soft%20Focus/42
- ↑ http://thepropertyofhate.com/TPoH/Soft%20Focus/41
- ↑ http://thepropertyofhate.com/TPoH/Rushes/27
- ↑ http://thepropertyofhate.com/TPoH/Ex%20position/312
- ↑ http://thepropertyofhate.com/TPoH/Ex%20position/313
- ↑ http://thepropertyofhate.com/TPoH/Hoofers/248
- ↑ http://thepropertyofhate.com/TPoH/Hoofers/249
- ↑ http://thepropertyofhate.com/TPoH/Hoofers/250
- ↑ http://thepropertyofhate.com/TPoH/Hoofers/251
- ↑ http://thepropertyofhate.com/TPoH/POV/130