I just woke up from a nap.
Sometimes when I sleep I dream stuff very vividly. Sometimes I get really good ideas from those dreams. Heck, sometimes dreaming for me is like watching a movie – the dreams are that clear and that complete. I’ve gotten more than one story idea from my dreams.
While I napped, I dreamt about making a console game (specificially, a PS2 game). I was showing it to someone and we go to a boss fight. This was where I revealed my cleverness…the button pattern to beat the boss was:
X, Square, Circle (Pause) X, Square, Triangle, Circle. The final Triangle and Circle presses had to be done faster than the others.
I explained to whoever I was showing the game to that this was a subtle homage to Guitar Hero, as the timing and button presses were the same as in the song “Smoke on the Water” for that game, even going to far as to hum the classic baseline for that song while I pressed the buttons.
Now I’m awake and I can’t tell if this is a good idea or not!