This was a lengthy and complicated dream, but unfortunately I can only remember pieces here and there.

Along with my roommate/coworker and some other guy, I was driving over to someone's house to watch some pirated DVDs. The house was way out in this hilly area, and didn't seem to belong to any of us. It was large and fancy, but the yards around it were messy and the front gate looked imposing but was open. We had apparently broken some traffic law on the way there and were somewhat uneasy, both about that and about the pirated DVDs, but no one seemed to be following us, so we figured everything was cool. We parked the car and went inside.

At this point the plot seemed to shift, and I discovered that we were not there to watch movies. We had some nefarious deed to do, stealing something, I believe, or maybe even bumping someone off, and we had to climb way up through the house into the bell tower to do it. This took a long time, as we picked out the route.

We nervously accomplished the task and were about to leave when we discovered that without our noticing, the police had come up and surrounded the house. Clearly we were wanted men and they were authorized to use deadly force against us. These were not normal Police either, they were the gas mask-wearing SWAT guys from the film Brazil.

Fortunately we seemed to know the building better than them and made our way out of the building with out getting spotted. This also took a long time and was cause for much stress. We had almost reached the car when one of us realized that we left something in the house. This person tried to go back, but gave up when he realized the place was crawling with cops. Strangely they didn't seem to have noticed our car, over by some disused water heaters and a brush pile.

We jumped into our car and sped for the getaway. Just then an ambulance was pulling into the gate though, and he apparently knew who we were because he sped off after us, trying to bring us to justice I suppose.

At first the road was some dirt back road, but soon we reached a major rail line that had one track running in each direction on either side, and a space between them that was big enough to drive down, although switches that connected the tracks crossed the center everyonce in awhile.

We drove very fast over this bumpy and clearly unsafe route, the ambulance following behind, trains passing us on either side. Fear gripped us. I tried to persuade my roommate, who was driving to go under a moving train to get us more in the lead, but he decided, quite logically, to stop and wait instead.

Eventually we escaped from the ambulance that had been dogging us for so long, and since we still had the DVDs, we stopped at someone else's place and watched one. It turned out to be a Japanese language instructional video. The one phrase it taught me before I woke was "Watashi-wa Ayumi-chan" which it translated (correctly) as "I am Ayumi-chan."

Reasons to have this dream:
  • While I have never watched a pirated DVD, we do watch alot of DVDs at my house.
  • I have never had to commit any such nefarious deed, but I suspect tension over the situation in Afghanistan was responsible for this.
  • I had watched part of The Fast and the Furious with my roommates before I went to bed. This movie features fast cars racing, including two scenes in which a car goes under a tractor trailer.
  • Another of my roommates has Metropolitan Street Racer for the Dreamcast, and the one race course I've seen him play has street car tracks which you drive over.
  • I speak Japanese. However that phrase is odd and incorrect, because you wouldn't use an ending like 'chan' to describe yourself.