Dennis Spielman

The real and imaginative adventures of Dennis Spielman

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Nightmares

I have been having some powerful nightmares lately.

Take last night for example.

In the first nightmare I was trapped on an island where I was investigating this research station. I uncovered genetic experimentation that was turning people into monsters/zombies. I couldn’t find anyone that was still human to get answers. Inside one of the buildings, I found a hidden trapped door. I went down the ladder. It was a large, rectangular room with a dirt floor, concreate walls, and yellow florescent lights. The only thing in the room was down on the far opposite end. Resting in a wooden chair was this dead human body covered with thick spikes with a wooden bo staff in his lap. Around his neck was a golden key that I somehow knew I needed. I walked slowly towards the body. I kept thinking he was going to come to life as I took the key, but he didn’t. I ran back to the ladder only to have a wall slide down in front of it. I heard bones creek and crack as I turned around and saw the body come to stand. The bo staff he had somehow hand a large axe blade. I knew the only way out was to kill him. I ran at him. He swung his axe. I slide along the ground, picked up the chair, and stabbed him in the back with it. He dropped his axe and fell to pieces. The wall raised up and I ran out of there.

I remember bits and pieces of running and hiding in different locations. It was like a montage scene. There was also this sort of a puzzle I had to do using the key to lower the water level in order to get inside a research station. Where there was water there were zombies. This blond hair guy appeared and used martial arts to kill the zombies. We got inside and locked the door behind us. This guy was unnaturally strong and wanted my help, but in the nightmare I somehow knew he was the bad guy who caused all of this and I didn’t want to him. He was furious. He came, mutating his arm into a sword. I used a wet towel to smash up some tanks with body parts in them which caused pain to him. I ran out of the building and I woke up shortly afterwards being unable to escape at the edge of the island. This was at 5:30 a.m.

I managed to fall back asleep for a second nightmare. In this one, I was reunited with someone that I wanted to see. We met at a college. I was so happy. We tried to find a quiet place, but then the fire alarm went off. Students poured out of the buildings. I picked up the person I was with and flew. I had a bit of trouble flying, making sure not to hit the students as I couldn’t fly that high, but I got the person to safety. However, I needed to investigate the fire. I flew off and went into an empty cafeteria. People in black suits swarmed the windows and doors. The fire alarm was a trap to capture me for my powers. I flew away, but these FBI/MIB kind of agents kept chasing after me. I tried to hide in this black banner. They found me and wrapped me up in the banner and took me. Then I woke up.

Yeah…That was my night.

I knew these nightmares weren’t ordinary that I’ve been having lately, so the night before I had set up my camera. This is the image I captured.

Though, perhaps, there is a profit to be made from these nightmares? I’ll let them live. For now.

Ain’t No Party Like A Dennis Spielman Party!


Ain’t no party like a Dennis Spielman party because only a bunch of Dennis Spielmans known how to party!


Deeper Artist Meaning: This photo asks, who are we at parties?

Behind the Photo: This photo was a serious challenge to do because my weight on the couch would cause indents that wouldn’t appear on other images. That box I’m wearing on my head is of a printer I bought earlier that day. I pulled the printer out and used that box for this self-shot picture before hooking the printer up to my computer.

Mentally: The Writing Process


The Characters! The Characters! The Characters! They’ve come alive to tell their story to me as I write.


Behind the Photo: You can’t really tell, but I have my book, The Crashing of the Heaven and Hell, on my word processor on my iMac’s screen. The idea behind this self-shot was to have various characters talk to me as I write, which I like how it turned out. I was worried about the shadows from the black coat self, but that didn’t turn out to be an issue.

Dinner with Me, Myself, and I


I’ve been feeling lonely lately, so I decided to have Me, Myself, and I together for dinner.

It didn’t go so well…


Deeper Artistic Meaning: This picture tells the tale of one cycle of depression and loneliness. In the blue shirt sitting east with the rise of the sun, we feel bright, sky high, refreshed, and ready to live. As we move toward the middle of the day, we don’t feel so high and we’re bit a more grounded, playing with our technology to distract us from our loneliness. As the sun sets, the voices in our head emerge to tell us how worthless we are and all we want to do is cut the voices.

Behind the Photo: This self-shot picture was my first time to play around with the idea of multiple selfs in the same shot. I had fun making it and created more. I did have to tell people on Facebook that I was honestly okay.

Star Born: A Doctor Who Fanfic

I wrote this a few months ago for a friend for his Birthday. It’s a rainy day, so I’m posting it today.

INT. BEDROOM – NIGHT
In the upper level of his two-story duplex, ERIC and his boyfriend STEFAN are sound asleep when suddenly there’s a large crashing sound outside in the backyard. Eric bolts awake and scared while Stefan is asleep as a rock.

Eric sits up and listens. There is some faint talking outside. Eric shakes Stefan awake.

ERIC
Stefan, wake up.

Stefan slowly wakes up.

STEFAN:
Hey.

A small explosion is heard from the backyard. Stefan is fully alert.

STEFAN
What the hell was that?

ERIC
I don’t know. I just heard a loud noise and someone talking outside.

STEFAN
Let me get the gun.

Stefan tosses the covers off, walks over and opens up the safe.

ERIC
You think that’s a bit drastic?

STEFAN
I hope not. Come on.

Stefan pulls out the gun and the two head out of the room into:

INT. STAIRWAY/LIVING ROOM – CONTINUED
Stefan leads the way down the stairs. There are sounds of sparks. The blinds are closed in the living room. They make their way to the backdoor.

Stefan carefully opens up the backyard with the gun ready. He leaps outside with Eric following close behind.

EXT. BACKYARD
Leaning against the tree in the rubble of their tree fort platform is a large, blue box with lettering on the top that says, “Police Box.

STEFAN
What the hell?

The DOCTOR pops out from the door holding a fire extinguisher.

THE DOCTOR
Hello there!

Stefan aims his gun.

THE DOCTOR
Whoa, I come in peace!

ERIC
You come in peace?

Stefan lowers his gun.

STEFAN
Who are you?

THE DOCTOR
I’m the Doctor. Sorry if I woke you it’s just that my ship had a bit of a malfunction.

ERIC
Your ship? Are you okay?

THE DOCTOR
Me? Yeah, I’m fine. Everything is under control.

Sparks fly out from the TARDIS.

THE DOCTOR
Or maybe not.

The Doctor runs back inside. Bits of fire extinguisher smoke sneak out the door.

THE DOCTOR
There we go. Say, where am I?

STEFAN
Oklahoma City.

THE DOCTOR
Ah, a great city. Lots of good improv here. You wouldn’t happen to know today’s date by any chance?

ERIC
It’s March 4th, 2012.

STEFAN
It’s his Birthday.

THE DOCTOR
It is? Well happy birthday! Birthday’s are cool.

ERIC
Thank you.

The Doctor looks around and sees the mess he caused.

THE DOCTOR
Sorry about your tree. I know! Let me make it up to you. Is there anything you ever wanted to see anywhere or anytime?

ERIC
Hum, you know, this will sound a bit nerdy, but I’ve always wanted to see a star form.

THE DOCTOR
Excellent choice. It’s such a beautiful thing to see a star born.

The Doctor goes inside the TARDIS. Eric and Stefan exchange looks. The Doctor comes back out.

THE DOCTOR
Come on inside now.

Eric and Stefan approach the TARDIS and enter:

INT. TARDIS CONTROL ROOM
Eric and Stefan look around in amazement as The Doctor runs up to the control panel, pulling various things.

THE DOCTOR
One star birth coming right up! And not just any star, but the birth of your star. Hold on.

The TARDIS travels way, way back in time.

The TARDIS comes to a stop.

THE DOCTOR
Here we are. Go ahead. Open the door.

Eric opens the door to witness the protostar transform. Stefan and Eric stand there, gazing while the Doctor checks his controls.

ERIC
Hey, what’s that?

THE DOCTOR
What’s what?

The Doctor rushes over to see a half a mile long spaceship orbit the star. Panels flip like doors on the spaceship.

STEFAN
What’s that ship doing?

THE DOCTOR
No, no, no, no.

The Doctor rushes to the controls.

ERIC
What’s going on, Doctor?

THE DOCTOR
(while messing with the controls)
That ship is going to absorb the energy from your star and if it does that, Earth will never have life.

The Doctor pulls a final leaver and rushes out the door into:

INT. SHARSHIP COMMAND DECK
The Doctor steps into the command deck, which looks similar to the Starship Enterprise.

THE DOCTOR
Stop what you’re doing!

The crew, consisting of humans, face the Doctor with guns.

THE DOCTOR
Lots of guns today.

The ship’s captain, CAPTAIN VRAZEL, is a sexy, voluptuous woman (30s) in a white uniform.

CAPTAIN VRAZEL
How did you get here?

THE DOCTOR
Look, I don’t have time to explain. That star there you’re about to absorb is Earth’s star. It’s going to be your star.

CAPTAIN VRAZEL
That’s impossible. It’s the year 5053. Our star is much more formed.

THE DOCTOR
You’ve traveled back in time.

Lieutenant FLEMING, a strong, charming man (30s) approaches Vrazel’s side.

FLEMING
There was that turbulence we experienced, Captain. It could’ve been a wormhole.

CAPTAIN VRAZEL
Still, the scans show that he’s an alien. Why should we trust you?

Eric and Stefan step out from the TARIDS. The crew points their guns at them.

ERIC
Trust us. We’re human. That’s about to become our star. The Doctor here brought us back in time to watch it be born as sort of a birthday slash apology present.

FLEMING
The scans show they are human and there is bacteria on them not from our time.

CAPTAIN VRAZEL
Everyone, lower your weapons. Okay, let’s say you’re telling the truth. How do we get home? We’re running out of energy and our ship can’t time travel.

THE DOCTOR
But mine can. We just hook my TARDIS into your mainframe and just as the sun forms, it should give us enough juice to get back to your proper time and place.

A guy sitting in front of computer screen looks up.

COMPUTER CONTROLLER
Captain, the star is about to form. What should we do?

CAPTAIN VRAZEL
Hook us up.

The Doctor claps his hands.

THE DOCTOR
Wonderful! Come on, boys.

Eric and Stefan follow the Doctor back into:

INT. TARDIS CONTROL ROOM
The Doctor swings underneath the control board and hands Eric and Stefan two, long, large jumper cables.

THE DOCTOR
Give this to them while I get us ready.

Eric and Stefan grab the cables and rush back into:

INT. SPACESHIP COMMAND DECK
Eric and Stefan run up to Lieutenant Fleming, who has a white metal panel sitting aside, and hand him the cables.

STEFAN
Here you go.

FLEMING
This had better work.

Lieutenant Fleming hooks the cables up to the mainframe.

COMPUTER CONTROLLER
It’s forming. Brace yourselves.

The star forms – big explosion of energy.

Everyone is thrown to the floor.

Panic.

Then, peace.

Everyone stands up.

CAPTAIN VRAZEL
Where are we?

COMPUTER CONTROLLER
Sir, it looks like we’re just outside of Earth and our fuel cells are fully charged.

FLEMING
My god, he did it.

The Doctor steps onto the Command Deck.

THE DOCTOR
That was fun. Never done that before.

CAPTAIN VRAZEL
You’ve what?

THE DOCTOR
I’d figured there was a 50/50 shot. Now if you excuse me, I have some people I have to take back home.

ERIC
It was nice meeting you.

STEFAN
Yeah, it was.

CAPTAIN VRAZEL
Let’s not meet again.

Eric, Stefan, and the Doctor enter the TARDIS. It fades away.

EXT. BACKYARD – MORNING
The TARDIS appears in the backyard. Eric and Stefan step out.

ERIC
Thank you for the present, Doctor.

STEFAN
Yes, thank you.

THE DOCTOR
It was my pleasure. Well, I must go now.

ERIC
Will we ever meet again?

THE DOCTOR
Only time will tell. Actually, I think we do meet in the future. Now, I know who you are! You’re Eric. Boy, do you have some great things coming in your future. Enjoy your Birthday.

The Doctor closes the door and the TARDIS fades away.

THE END

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