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Day 271 by ErinBird Day 271 by ErinBird
Name : Nightmares ~ 271.366

"With nightmares , there would be no dreams ."

I haven't done a quote from this angle in ages .. Anyway , I had a scary nightmare last night , and I couldn't stop thinking about it today .. but then I stumbled across this quote on my Tumblr . It made me realise that even though I had a nightmare , I should be thankful that I dream full stop . I love dreams .. it's like free televison and you're in it (:

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Enjoy , comment & fave ! ☮

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:iconcosmicbrat:
cosmicbrat Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Without fears, there would be no nightmares, only dreams...
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Photographer
mm but fear is a natural human instinct, something we can't really ignore aha
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cosmicbrat Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
Fear is unnatural, self-destructive, inhibitive, stifling, deadly, insane.. 
The fighter who fears is dead..
The predator carnivore senses fear by smelling flowing adrenaline, and knows it as "spice on food".. thus the smell of fear tells the wild animal that you are food..  The smell of fear is death...

Fear is only in the mind.. Fear is narcissism..  Reacting to fear is psychopathic narcissism..  Fear is a mental illness..  I proved it..  I took a young lady who was deathly afraid of the dark, out into a dark forest, and detailed about "the fictitious blood dripping monster lurking in the forest".. then walked to that area, and hide in the dark a few minutes.. then came out smiling, and told her it's her turn..  She did it, and it broke her fear of the dark..  Next thing I see is she is taking a stroll in pitch black dark forest, saying "I'm gonna see what I've been missing!"..  Fear is as unnatural as hell..  So true, "fear is natural human instinct"...
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:iconwdnest:
wdnest Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Writer
goldmedalart.deviantart.com/jo… Featured here thanks.
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:iconerinbird:
ErinBird Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Photographer
thanks !!
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Red-London Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
What? Why?
I almost never have nightmares, but I dream often.

If it's a metaphor: Still not true, you can hope to achieve things, try to be better then before, without having to be afraid of the opposite. That would be a sign of insecurity, not inner strength.
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:iconerinbird:
ErinBird Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Photographer
P.S your signature is god damn awful . "Obesity is disgusting. Skinny, petite women FTW!" ? get your life sorted out omfg you fucking digust me
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Red-London Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Skinny women are my personal favourite - and since they are getting critisized everywhere I want to show my support.

And obesity is just disgusting, and a sign of obvious character weakness.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Photographer
You're just being a hypocrite ! People suffering with obesity also get critisized everywhere . In fact , they're get more critisized than skinny people . Thin people are now accepted everywhere , whereas people who are fat aren't .
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Red-London Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
How is that hypocritical?

And fat people shouldn't be accepted. It's unhealthy and it looks terrible for everybody else.
They get deffended so much everywhere, it makes me sick.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Photographer
Yes , I agree - being fat is unhealthy . But so is being skinny . It's literally letting yourself waste away . Look , I know this . I was very underweight a few years ago , I was ruining my health . So don't you dare tell me it's better than being fat . Both are as bad as each other . It makes you sick ? Well , right now you're making me sick with your idiotic thinking .
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Red-London Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
I agree to some extend.
I guess I should add "fit" to my description - I prefer slight muscles at a skinny body. Just bones are not so attractive though, admittedly.
The point of my signature is to provoke and show that not all people defend the fat ones. Defending them is a terrible trend, that was the point.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Photographer
:shrug: cool story bro
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cherryjjv Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is like without hate there would be no love! <3
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:iconerinbird:
ErinBird Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Photographer
haha yep
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AzureTiger17 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
True stuff without light there is no dark and without good there is no bad like kinda yin yang stuff.
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:iconerinbird:
ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Photographer
True (:
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sillyhypst3rWJK Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so true... i have not had a dream i a ages... well not one i remember, its annoying you remember it for a shot while in the morning and it just fads away
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Photographer
Argh I know what you mean ! I only remember mine if I think about them a lot , or if I write them down . And if you eat cheese before you go to bed , you dream (: I didn't believe it but I tried it a few times and it worked hahaha
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sillyhypst3rWJK Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha ill do that, i might start writing them down as well some of mine can get really weird. anyway thanks!
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:iconerinbird:
ErinBird Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Photographer
You're welcome (:
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King-o-Fools Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*thinking*. . . . . . . Yes, yes there would be. -_-
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Photographer
No there wouldn't (; you could class good dreams and bad dreams into one group of dreams .. so really if you didn't have bad dreams , you wouldn't have the bad dreams either . think about it .
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King-o-Fools Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like this could be one of those long arguments where no one wins...

... So, lets agree to disagree.
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:iconerinbird:
ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Photographer
Hahaha okay (:
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King-o-Fools Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh thank god, you can end a conversation civilly... Just spent the past hour having a dumb debate on the ending of the movie Looper. SO thanks to you for being awesome. lol :)
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Photographer
Hahaha , no problem ! (: I know how you feel though , there are some people who just argue on forever haha :aww:
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King-o-Fools Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod:
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morbidgypsy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And without dreams I would have no stories.
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:iconerinbird:
ErinBird Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Photographer
Ahh very true (: a lot of stories come from dreams .
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FiXato Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nightmares are usefully filled with wonderful dream signs you can use to remind you that you are dreaming, and become lucid. Then you can turn your nightmare around and do awesome things in it. ;-)
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Photographer
Hahahaa :giggle:
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API-Beast Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, this only the other way around, without dreams there would be no nightmares, nightmares are always dreams but dreams are rarely nightmares. You probably meant that without nightmares we wouldn't notice/appreciate the dreams. However that logic doesn't apply either, because nightmares aren't the abstinence of dreams but just bad dreams. (Unlike for example light and shadow or happiness and sadness, if you always were happy you wouldn't appreciate it because you never were sad, if everything were bright you wouldn't appreciate it because you wouldn't know darkness)
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Photographer
True (: I never thought of it that way . But personally , I think that this quote is good the way it is because even though you have nightmares , you appreciate the fact you have dreams .
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MaximumDistance Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This. Thanks. The quote kind of bugged me because it doesn't make sense to me. It's like this contrived deepness because dreams are "soo deep" and you can basically just write anything and it is considered "deep" to some people. Bums me out ><
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:iconwdnest:
wdnest Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Writer
So true - so wonderful
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:iconerinbird:
ErinBird Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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IWishForNoTears Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
true...
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:iconerinbird:
ErinBird Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks :aww:
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Minuu-chan Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
But you're a paper.

Papers don't dream, they only have nightmares

Nightmares of turning from a tree to a paper.
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:iconerinbird:
ErinBird Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Photographer
Hahaha :giggle:
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V-Oblivion Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
True!
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:iconerinbird:
ErinBird Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks ! :aww:
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pokekid543 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
....deep. Now I'm having a headache trying to understand the logic in this one sentence that is WAY beyond my understanding...
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:iconerinbird:
ErinBird Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Photographer
Hahahahaha :giggle:
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RockNRoll-Blondie Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the quote, kind of reminds me of that Dr Who episode where Madam Antionette says something like "one can tolerate a world of demons for an angel"

I sometimes find myself nowadays contemplating the whole idea of pain in life, the beauty of it as well as it's need to be around for happiness and in particular love and the way they can even sometimes be indistinguishable. I also think sometimes darkness and pain can be a bit underrated at times.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Photographer
What a beautiful comment (: and I completely agree with you .
P.S ~ doctor who is amazing !!
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Mizu-Wartris1 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminiscent of light making shadow.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Photographer
:aww:
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SkyFlameLitMoon23 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student
That's weird...I had a nightmare last night, too xD But nice quote~
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