This will be one of those post whereby you probably wander “what did he smoke”, but maybe you just need some time to digest my ideas.
collateral damage of memory training
A year ago i was memorising numbers with a 2-digit object image system. No big deal you may say, well… Because it was during a vacation I treated myself to some double espresso coffee drinks (amazing sale in local super market); nightmares and/or lucid dreaming are sometimes the result of this high caffeine intake. One of my 2-digit objects was a car, not a scary object. And than I went to sleep. In the dream I relived an episode of my life when I was 2 years old; I was on top of the staircase (I managed to pull the safety fence to the side) sitting on a step bicycle with on the steering wheel a bag with all my toy cars. I felt a inmediate terror shock when I slipped from the highest step and went down the stairs with ever increasing speed, while my toy cars where flying all over the place. To make sense of this story, I have to inform you that this actually happened when I was 2 years old, and of course I’ve heard the story from my mother (who started smoking again because she witnessed the accident) years later.
going back to sleep: more about cars
The next dream I had was also about cars. To be more specific it was about a collection of old fashioned (like the T-ford) toy cars I had as a kid ( something like 4-5 years old). The cars were all placed in a hierarchy. I noticed one of the cars trying to switch places and immediately the “leader” of the cars stepped in and put the subordinate car in it’s proper place. When I woke up I clearly remembered that I did place cars in a hierarchy in the sense that one car (a long nosed green car) was absolutely considered to be the leader of the pack. I also remembered that I did the same with my animal toy collection (the elephant was the leader)
Most transformers are cars and If there’s one thing a child will understand watching the tv series, even if it’s not in his/her native language, that there are two teams and both of them have a leader, second in command, etcetera. The creator of the transformer (comics) is Simon Furman (please let me know if I’m mistaken about this). I imagine if his idea for Transformers was a result of a dream he had about his childhood and if he was using high amounts of caffeine (not unusual for a (sci-fi) writer) and if he had a car as an image in his 2-digit memory system.
Anyways, I would like to know if there are some Transformer experts in this forum who can perhaps eleborate somewhat on the ideas i have written down.