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Mystic Dreams of Popeye

Popeye, the 1930s cartoon character, is the archetypal American working-class man--pugnacious, direct, good-hearted, and superhumanly strong... as long as he eats his vegetables. As a designated egghead, I was taught to fear and loathe everything Popeye stood for... but when I discovered the original comic strips by Elzie Segar, I found them quietly poetic, full of an odd blend of lowlife and fantasy--quite unlike the later TV cartoons. I found... I LIKED Popeye. It was middle-class people who were mean.

And so I started to dream of Popeye--meeting him, becoming him on occasion. A sort of shamanic familiar. Though copyrighted, of course.

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AIDA'S TOILET BOAT: by Wayan; 1993/4/7, a psychic dreamtale.
A sexy comedian and her troubles down the drain. A dream that turned out to be true...
THE ILL-FORMED TALE: by Wayan; 160K, 1981/4/7, a wild dream anti-epic.
To reach the Peak of Happiness on the Isle of Dreams, I must pass four Perils--but they're all backwards...
IN THE VAULT: by Wayan; 1983/4/6, a dream of treasure.
I was a sheltered girl till I entered my family's secret ancestral vault. I didn't expect to meet...
POPEYE MUSCLES: by Wayan; 1986/7/14, a grotesque dreamtale.
My body turns protean: big Popeye muscles pop out as needed, relaxing into stick-figureness...
THE SEA-HAG RIOT: by Wayan; 1989/6/5, a wild dream hiding a warning.
Aliens, hypnotherapy, dancing molars, riots, witches, flying pianos, lettuce... yet there is a point.
THE WHITE SUBMARINE: by Wayan; 1974/7/6, a dream of love and flood.
My girlfriend and I ride out the Great Flood in the White Submarine,
but there are romantic complications. Some things never change...

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