March 4, 2012

Dream Journal: Retail, Ponies, And Licensed Fiction

Okay, here’s another dream I had.

I was working, sort of, at some sort of retail outlet. It was laid out like Kohl’s in a lot of ways, but it clearly was not Kohl’s. However, the location of the toys was in the same place in the building, back in the back corner. Still, it wasn’t Kohl’s. We didn’t sell the same stuff.

In any case, I was done with my shift, and before I left the store, I went shopping. I was with somebody, but I don’t know who. I want to say it was my mother, but I’m not sure. Anyway, I went back to the back corner to check the pony toys because I am mucho predictable. I take a look around, and I see something I want to come back for later. However, I leave it there then, and go back to meet with my mysterious shopping companion.

When we go to check out, though, I realize I never went back for whatever it was I was looking for, so I excuse myself from the checkout line and go back to the toys. When I get back there, a girl starts talking to me about ponies as I pick up what I was going to buy, since she saw I was interested. She showed me a line of Pony jewelry back there that she thought was totally cool (she liked Rainbow Dash, and they were like… Rainbow Dash necklaces) but apparently I already had a pony necklace of some sort on, so I showed that to her and she was impressed. We talked for a little while longer, and then she left.

But when she left, I noticed something. It was a book, sort of like one of those “my first chapter books” sort of size. Like, say, the size of a Goosebumps book. But it was a pony book. Friendship is Magic licensed fiction. It had Applejack looking over some sort of a cauldron on it. I couldn’t help myself. I picked it up and looked at the plot synopsis. It was something along the lines of Applejack having been given some sort of potion recipe that promised to make the apples at Sweet Apple Acres the best in the world. There was some upcoming Equestria-wide fair she was really worried about losing. But making the potion could create problems and force her to lie to her friends!

Anyway, I was shocked and pleased there was pony licensed fiction, so I bought the book too.

Then I woke up.

Goddamn, maybe I’m a bit too obsessed with ponies.

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