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The memories of most dreams I have vanish instantly or gradually over a few hours or so, so I can distinguish them from real events.

There's one event though, that until now I'm not sure if it was a dream or real. 

Being my super-logical self -_-, I decided if I can't distinguish between memories of dreams and memories of reality once, then there will be other times when I can't tell the difference.

Usually the memory is of something good, like getting work done, or watching a show. But the day after, or some times, weeks after, I begin to doubt if it really happened, or if I was there when it happened, or if I was awake when it happened.

If someone I know saw me there, doing things I remembered, I can confirm both presence and wakefulness.

But if I didn't know anyone at the event, I can't confirm either, or I can't confirm wakefulness.

And I wonder, what if it's one of those dream-memories that stick for weeks, months or years, what if I wasn't really awake at that time? If the event really happened, what if I was present at the event, but asleep? And what if I dreamed--very precisely about the event, but it was only a dream?

I've tried to record events right after I see them to negate any future doubt, but I usually can't record the event as it is happening, because obviously and for good reasons there's no cell phones allowed during a show or movie, or because I feel I'm aware I'm doing the activity so I'm not recording it at the same time, but busy doing the activity. And I don't think I'll have any future doubts because it feels so real.

There's another thing---Usually it will take me a while to fall asleep so there's a definite break in consciousness, but there was one time when I closed my eyes for five seconds and then I woke up and an hour had gone by. 

With such a short amount of time between wakefulness and sleep, I get afraid that I forgot if there was any lapse in consciousness or not and thus was actually dreaming when I thought I was awake---and therefore actually missed the event, wasn't doing the activity, was there but not awake, etc.

There's also no Inception-like 'tokens' I can use, because they also appear in my dreams after awhile.

Does anyone have any suggestions for proving that something was an awake memory and not a dream-memory? 
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cracked139 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
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toastles 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the fav on my jafar easter egg!! <3

So one of our local radio stations incorporates soundbites from different movies and TV shows into its station bumpers. One of them has Jafar's big "NOOOOOOOOO!" from when he realizes Aladdin and Abu made off with the lamp. I'm pretty sure there's another Jafar soundbite they've played on occasion, but can't remember which one.

Thought you might appreciate it ;)
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Thanks for faving my Jafar headshot! ^.^
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dadachan87 Mar 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
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Thank you for faving my Jafar (turntable animation) :)
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RoxasPikachu Feb 28, 2014  Professional Artist
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