I had an interesting dream a few weeks ago but haven't had a chance to write about it until now (I jotted down the main points to remind of the details). I don't dream often, but when I do the dreams are vivid and full of detail.
I was somehow thrown into an alternate dimension where Earth's history had taken a different path (must have come from FMA!). When I came to, I found myself in a forest at the edge of a dirt road. Suddenly, I heard the sound of horses approaching and hid behind a thick bush. The horses were mounted by these creatures, wearing all black and sitting very ridged; very little movement. As they passed, I noticed blue lights on the side of their heads but couldn't figure out what they were (cyborgs perhaps?). I followed the road for a bit and it eventually lead to a tunnel in the side of a mountain. Just as I entered, I heard something behind me and before I could turn around, I felt a sharp pain on the back of my head.
When I woke up, my head hurt like hell. I looked around to find myself in a dimly lit prison-like room, with wet stone walls and big metal doors. I was a bit surprised to see a girl in the room with me (she looked very much like a girl that works at the register in the Whole Foods near my workplace). Apparently, she was the one who knocked me out. She explained the tunnel was crawling with guards and that she was trying to save me from being caught by them -- she seemed to know that I came from an alternate world. When I asked about the lack of technology she laughed and said there was tons of technology. She explained the blue lights I saw on the horsemen were from the bluetooth headsets they were wearing!
Then I woke up (for real) and realized that was a cool dream. So I went back to sleep to see if I could continue it...
The next thing I knew, I found myself in a giant mall. It looked a lot like today's malls except that it was the size of a small town. I was being chased by a group of government agents who knew I was from an alternate world and didn't want me to disrupt their control over the citizens. The girl who "saved" me in the tunnel was apparently part of a resistance of sorts. She was undercover and was trying to help me escape from the "men in black" (while maintaining her cover).
I found myself running up gigantic 5-story escalators, hiding inside random stores that seemed to always have a front and back entrance, avoiding random people in the mall who thought I was crazy, and looking for differences in technology between that world and my own (I couldn't find any differences!).
Then I woke up again and realized that imaginary dreams, no matter how adventurous, were still dreams and that real life work is more important.