Just because it came up in this morning's epic bullshit session, a quick breakdown of Dreamers and the characters therein, in case a plot bunny comes and bites me on the ass again. This idea dates to about 1997/98 and was originally intended as the basis for a play that was actually a series of interlinked vignettes that told the story of Eluri's death and Kansas's subsequent suicide.
The Dreamers are every bit-part in your life. All the walk-ons you never bother to say hello to — those people who don't matter and you'll never have any meaningful and lengthy relationship with. Sometimes, the characters are profound — they'll say things that change your life. Other times, they're just the rich woman who walks her dog or the dancing bum on the bus stop. They don't exist for long, and then there's a new role to be played.