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Little Neineikuras in Slumberland

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Saw a conversation about how DID headmates can each have their own dreams…or have “crossover events” between them.

Right away, I knew I wanted to draw one of those for the Neineikura system. And make it a Little Nemo homage! Which was tougher than I expected, because a lot of the dreamy effects in Little Nemo are based on “characters being the wrong size relative to their environments,” and for Tamaputians living in Ceannis, that’s just Tuesday.

(Before anyone asks: Pond Thing Neineikura isn’t in this one. The dream frog is just a frog.)

Mirror: You look beautiful today, Princess Kaleo!

Kallie: Please . . . just call me Princess Kallie!

Atarangi: We will climb all of these stairs if it’s the last thing we do —

Frog: Of course, Captain Atarangi!

Kiki: Oh, help! I am going to fall!

Mirror: I must be going, but do enjoy the fresh air!

Kallie: Good-bye —

Frog: One hop at a time, yes sir, that’s all it takes —

Fish: Catch a breeze to that rooftop, Miss Kiki, and you will land safely!

Atarangi + Kallie + Kiki: !!

Sandy: And that was the part when you all realized it was a dream?

Atarangi: All right, which headmate had too much cheesy toast before bed?

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At first glance, I thought it was a crossover with Wilde Life!

Or the yearly Little Nemo episodes in Narbonic.

For what it’s worth, I’ve had dreams like this, and as far as I’m aware I’m not DID. That said, my dreams were a little different in that all of the perspectives were very clearly Some Ed, and there was some coordination between them – which was the bit that made me realize it was a dream. At least, when I did eventually realize they were dreams, but that didn’t always happen as quickly as I’d have expected.

I think it was after one of these that I first had the epiphany that the act of thinking didn’t necessarily mean that *I* exist. Yes, there must be something to do the thinking, but that something could be the author of my story rather than me.

While Nietzsche would agree with you, I would argue that “Cogito ergo sum” is still valid, it just doesn’t say as much about the “I” as you assume.

If author of story thinks about character thinking “I think, therefore I am”, the second “I” is author, sure, but so is the first one so the sentence is consistent.

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