Dream Journal: Pride and Iron

I has a really vivid dream last night which was a cross between Iron Man and a Jane Austen Novel… I think the dream started off with me being me writing a comic that had Iron man in it, and not knowing where to take it, I’d taken on a challenge that I had to release a 3 panel comic a day.

The comic featured a cameo of Iron Man… This somehow lead to Iron Man visiting a Georgian household with several young ladies. think Pride and Prejudice but replace Mr. Darcey with Iron Man… At some point perspective changed from me writing a comic to me being Tony Stark.

I remember that the Identity of Iron Man was a secret, and I think later the house became my house rather than the house of the Georgian ladies…

There was a long fight sequence as the person who was being set up to be the villain of the story was also courting whomever I was. It got a bit confusing from there, I remember not having access to my Iron Man Armour, but having access to an array of technological guns. Shooting the other guy using some weird Napalm Gun thing that burnt his skin, and I would assume lead to his being the villain.

I was also at some point wearing medieval armour because that was all I could get my hands on as I was trapped somewhere away from my Iron Man Armour…

The details are getting more and more sketchy as I wake up, I just wanted to note this down before I forgot it all.

Story Idea: Mirror worlds

I had a idea for a story last night which I’ve not fleshed out at all, the premise is a bit Alice in wonderlandy, in that a normal person goes into a magical world, however at the same time a person from that magical world is sucked into our world. The writing style would have the chapters alternate between the two characters in the two worlds as they tried to cope with what they were going through.

I’m aware of the cliche’s nature of the childrens story where a character is sucked into a magical world, Alice in Wonderland, Coraline, Spirited Away, The Lion the Witch and the wardrobe, etc. There have even been a few where magical people come through to our world, like the horifyingly terrible Enchanted by disney, and the TV show The Charmings. There are also stories where characters have switched over the only one I can think of off hand is Mirror Mask but I’m sure there are others. I don’t think I’ve seen one where one character or the other wasn’t a villain of some sort, or where both characters got the same ammount of “Screen Time” as it were.

My idea is to explore how mundane things in our world seemed messed up to fantasy character, just as magicy jiggerypokery would seem odd to one of us.

No Idea if it would work, but I’m blogging it so I can remember I’ve had it.