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    An Insomniac's Dream Journal

    I have a pretty terrible habit of not recording my dreams. I started this as an attempt to finally get back on track with my dream recall and general interest in LDing. Let's hope it works.

    1. 2nd Unintentional DILD!

      by , 07-19-2017 at 09:34 AM (An Insomniac's Dream Journal)
      The dream leading up to this was about how one of the science teachers would stick their students or even their assistants inside of a glass box I would like to dub a the "Death Chamber" to, obviously, suffocate to death. BTW if anybody gets that reference you deserve a cyber cookie. I was thrown into the Death Chamber when suddenly it malfunctioned. I open the door they threw my in from and exit into this totally unassuming room.

      I think it was an orange room with an elevator, mini sofas, and long windows. It was also on the second floor (Even though my school only has one floor). Then I start to get a strange feeling in my stomach, when I try to shrug it off, the DCs in the room say something akin to "You know nothing." I say "Don't play coy." in response and they respond like "Aw man, I thought we had em'."


      I didn't know it was a dream until I jump out from the window (Attempting to jump onto a tree). But instead of falling, I float. Upwards. Then and there do I realize I'm dreaming. And I try to fly intentionally.


      I flew by swimming in the air, even though I never swam in real life. So I was just flailing my arms and legs below me and hoping for the best. I also tried to fly by pointing at a specific destination and letting my body just float over there. No I cold see why everybody enjoys flying so much. I flew above a crowd of kids just to show off.


      I was floating on my way to this park area with a big towering...thing in the middle of it. I try to weird out this one guy on the way over there by grabbing his attention and flying about. He was an overweight policeman/mail carrier with a blue uniform and khakis.


      Anyway, I make it to this park-type area. Everybody's wearing white, the tables are white, I'm not sure but I think I even saw white flowers, and all my teachers where there. I also try fly-swimming my way around them. A few of them pay attention, a few of them don't, and some even try to talk to me. I didn't care what any of them had to say so I didn't remember much.


      Here's where it gets fuzzy.


      I go into my parents house randomly (My lucidity well intact) and try to convince them it's a dream. Yep. I try flying around them and my dad is like "Welp. Looks like we're dreaming.", but he isn't fully convinced. I remember to do an RC (Because I remembered if I interacted with DCs too long I'd eventually lose my lucidity) and plug my nose to breathe through it. A gust of wind blows through them and I feel extra giddy. I tell my dad to do the same, then the dream ended.



      SIDE-NOTES

      1. I remembered all the things to do to not lose lucidity. It actually surprised me how much information I remembered, maybe since I spent several years in and out on the whole thing.

      2. I seemed to have a poor sense of vision or spatial awareness in the dream. Everything looked so "dreamlike" with colors swirling about, things that shouldn't even be there, and bloom effects. I didn't even try to explore any of the senses like touch, taste, or smell.

      3. I also remembered that I had a sort of tine limit in the dream, so I was trying to make everything as snappy as possible.
    2. [SLIGHTLY NSFW] Apartment of Women

      by , 07-17-2017 at 11:51 AM (An Insomniac's Dream Journal)
      The title says it all.


      Fell asleep at: ???


      Woke up at: ???



      I was in an apartment in some big city. It was nighttime, the stars were out (Which shouldn't happen, light pollution and all), and the room I was in seemed to resemble an apartment my sister had in Houston, TX. And I was in the room with a bunch of alluring scantily-clad women. They all looked like they were going to sleep, and were all lying down on tiny mattresses, and I plopped down right next to one of them.

      She wore a red bikini, was slightly tanned, about as tall as me, and had blonde hair. To be honest she looked an awful lot like my 8th grade Reading teacher (Though she was considerably thinner in the dream. Kind of like a perfect balance). Basically, imagine the swimmer girl from Pokemon XY.

      And I (For some reason) just knew I wouldn't get into trouble if I just got on the mattress with her. I had a similar dream beforehand where I sat myself right next to another alluring woman, so I guess I remembered that dream in my current dream (If that makes sense).

      Anyway, she had nice thighs, I had dream recklessness, and I held onto her, putting my moves on her... so to speak. She found me charming and even giggled a little bit, and she let me keep my hands on her as we went to sleep. It was a mix of romance and pure sexual instinct, and I even woke up feeling a little lightheaded. It was...well it was something.

      SIDENOTES:

      1. I also remember another woman (Brunette) on a sky blue mattress. Wearing a sky blue bikini.

      2. I think there were like four more women in the same room.
    3. School Dreams Again

      by , 07-09-2017 at 01:37 AM (An Insomniac's Dream Journal)
      Fell asleep at: 8:00 AM


      Woke up at: 5:00 PM


      I was in a place that resembled the Early College I have in my town (I THOUGHT is was the early college but it looked completely different). The sky was overcast, and everything looked like it was tinted a very light shade of blue. There were outside hallways and hallways that connected to each other outside. There was a grassy area below those elevated pathways and I was there.

      There was an event going on and I was headed to the gymnasium. I ran through hallways both outside and inside heading towards the gym. Apparently the band was about to preform at the early college, so all the band members from both schools were brought to play at the event.

      I found one of my friends from the early college. But the thing is he looked like he was below the platform I was standing on. Like, imagine bleachers, but downwards. So (According to dream logic) I jumped down. The floor was littered with junk and papers, the band members sat on DESKS, and only a small portion of the band was there. I tried talking to my friend but the dream faded out before I could.
      Tags: band, friend, school
      Categories
      non-lucid
    4. Music Making in a Dream

      by , 07-04-2017 at 07:43 PM (An Insomniac's Dream Journal)
      I was in my 6th grade band hall and my biology teacher was there. Our assignment was to make music (Like, an actual full-fledged song) with a music app. I came up with a pretty awesome rhythm and I was astonished. I put the volume up higher but my biology teacher gave me a look and I put the volume back down.

      There were other kids in the dream too. I was largely alone while other kids were in large groups even though it was a solo project. At least my brain got that right. Anyway, the dream transitioned to me sitting in the back of my parents' car trying to come up with a good beat. I found one but I woke up shortly afterward.
      Categories
      non-lucid , memorable
    5. Music Making in a Dream

      by , 07-04-2017 at 07:43 PM (An Insomniac's Dream Journal)
      I was in my 6th grade band hall and my biology teacher was there. Our assignment was to make music (Like, an actual full-fledged song) with a music app. I came up with a pretty awesome rhythm and I was astonished. I put the volume up higher but my biology teacher gave me a look and I put the volume back down.

      There were other kids in the dream too. I was largely alone while other kids were in large groups even though it was a solo project. At least my brain got that right. Anyway, the dream transitioned to me sitting in the back of my parents' car trying to come up with a good beat. I found one but I woke up shortly afterward.
      Categories
      non-lucid , memorable
    6. First DILD!

      by , 07-03-2017 at 01:38 AM (An Insomniac's Dream Journal)
      I was in the dream and I realized something was off. I immediately do the finger through the palm RC and find out that my finger goes DIRECTLY THROUGH IT (It had a little friction going in however), I also do another reality check, and plug my nose. I felt a gust of wind go inside my nose and I now know I'm dreaming.

      Feeling ecstatic, I quickly realize that if I get too excited I'll wake up, and internalize those feelings. Shortly thereafter, I wake up.

      I quickly forgot that dream however when I woke up. I still remember the feeling of excitement and elation when I successfully preformed those RCs and now I think I'm getting closer to intentional LDs in the future.
    7. TARDIS and Dimension Jumping

      by , 06-30-2017 at 09:23 AM (An Insomniac's Dream Journal)
      Okay, I am literally typing this out in the middle of the night because this might just be the coolest dream I've had yet. No, I wasn't lucid, but not all cool dreams need to be lucids as far as I'm concerned. Anyway, here's the boring stuff.


      Fell asleep at: 10-11:00ish


      Woke up at: 2:30 AM



      I was in my home when suddenly I find it: The TARDIS. I inspect the humble machine, and having not watched the show (I know what the TARDIS does but the dream worked with it differently), I'm curious. And I think, "inter dimensional travel? Okay, let's start small before we do anything drastic." And I use the TARDIS to send me to a parallel version of my house. Nothing was too drastically different, but then I notice something, a box with candies and junk food. I quickly take the foodstuffs (Without suspicion, since I was just in a parallel universe and I probably looked like that universe's version of me) and bolt it for the TARDIS.

      If I haven't told you already, the little telephone booth was in my washroom. Maybe another interdimensional traveler found his way to my dimension before being stuck there when I took it. Or my dream just sorta threw it in there.

      In one of the parallel universes I had to distract DCs by means of drawing attention away from the TARDIS and how out of place it was. They made it to the washroom to do some laundry where I maintained conversation with them until they left the room. I then hopped back thinking I didn't have much time left. The DCs represented my sisters.


      I then wind up at my school. I step out of the washroom containing my precious when I wind up getting myself lost. See, in the real world, I have a pretty shit sense of direction. Tell me to go somewhere and it'll take me forever and a minute to recognize what you're talking about. I'm not stupid -- even though I have the reflexes of a sloth.

      Anyways, it was getting dark out but there were still people running around. Apparently some kind of big event was going down. There were carts, unfinished rides, and crowds everywhere. Feeling like I needed the assistance I found my friends Shanna and Rudy as well as a parallel version of me. And I say something along the lines of, "I am an alternate version of you, me. I come from a dimension where everything is the same, but different, and I need your help. I don't know where to find the washroom that contains my TARDIS. You know what that is right Shanna?". They tried helping and were pretty cool with the fact that I was from a different world.I mean, you can't really argue with that when you see an exact clone of somebody in terms of personality and appearance now do you?

      It is also worth noting that parallel universe me had longer hair. That helped differentiate us.

      But after some time had passed and I felt like we were getting no closer to finding the TARDIS, I eventually split up with the crew. It was a mad dash to the TARDIS and I was running around all of the school's grounds to find it. Daylight had come, and I eventually found the "appreciation center". A place with high ceilings, a podium, tons of small sofas, and tall windows where the sunlight streamed in. It was apparently a lounge/book reading area.

      I go back outside and go through the bushes when I see an old man copying my movements. It wasn't anything too scary, as he was just mocking me for how stupid I looked. I did the same and made an old man voice that went along with his movements. He walked off, but after that the dream ended.


      SIDE NOTES

      1. This has been the longest regular dream I've had so far. Even though it probably happened on the first REM cycle of the night.

      2. Dimension hopping and stealing from parallel universes with no consequences was both fun and exhilarating.

      3. I can always count on my friends (And myself) when times are tough. I know that probably wasn't a major theme throughout, but I thought it was too heartwarming to pass up. Thank you subcon for not trying to make me feel bad.
    8. Didn't even bother

      by , 06-29-2017 at 08:29 AM (An Insomniac's Dream Journal)
      The night before I stayed up until the early hours of the morening (Again) and completely fucked up my chances with the CAT method. I know I had dreamt but I still didn't bother trying to write it down so I forgot about it.
      Categories
      Uncategorized
    9. 3 Dream Bonanza

      by , 06-27-2017 at 03:48 PM (An Insomniac's Dream Journal)
      Fell asleep at: 12:00 AM (My brother woke me up)


      Woke up at: 9:00 AM



      Dream 01: The Gun Shop of Little Significance

      I was in a seedy looking gun shop/waiting area and my sister and my brother were there. My other sister and my parents weren't there for some reason. I also saw a flyer that said something along the lines of "Halloween costume/Real ninja shit" with a guy using a giant shuriken on 'real ninja shit' that almost looks like the one Yuffie uses in the Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts games. I was also spinning on a chair most of the time I was there.


      Dream 02: Odysseus' Nightmare


      I had a dream where footage of Mario Odyssey was playing. It was Mario doing his thing in New Donk City, platforming on green blocks that I thought looked incredibly out of place. Then Mario (While still being in third person video game mode) made it to Pauline's pool.

      But it switched to first person and I was on the deep end of the pool and when I realized that, I immediately started drifting away. I told Pauline (A character in that game who was in the pool) to grab onto my hand (This was similar to the time I also almost drifted into the ocean this past year, so I had to grab another girl's hand so she could drag me back to shore). But for some strange reason, both of us froze in place. Like, when your disc has a scratch froze. Then it started to show livestream footage and the chat was going crazy because we were in the water and I was about to drown.



      I have a history with drowning so this dream didn't really surprise me in foresight. Tbh it almost seems like tradition to almost drown in every single body of water I come across. That ain't stopping me from getting in the water though.


      Dream 03: The Boring Joyride

      There was also this dream where me and my family were driving around the area behind the corn fields behind our neighborhood. We stopped at this run down parking lot area(?) and my dad got off first. And I forgot what happened next. The area had half a roof, there was broken machinery, and since everything was made of metal, everything rusted over.



      Sidenotes

      1. Using technology or seeing video game elements in my dreams are rather prevalent. Maybe that could be a potential dream sign?

      2. I also seemed to be "thinking" in the dream. I had thoughts that I wouldn't say out loud but also had nothing to do with becoming lucid. Can somebody explain this for me??

      Updated 06-27-2017 at 03:49 PM by 93490 (typo)

      Categories
      non-lucid , side notes
    10. Dreams About School

      by , 06-26-2017 at 04:00 PM (An Insomniac's Dream Journal)
      Prepare for a long journal entry buckos because I finally got over my insomnia! More about that at the end of the entry.

      Fell asleep at: 10:30

      Woke up at: 7:30


      [6-26-17]

      I was in the restroom with an old acquaintance of mine next to me. Let's call him Andre. Andre (In the real world) wears the same jacket day to day and even has a facial scar too, and he was standing right next to me as we were washing our hands. Since I was never really friends with him in waking life I in turn didn't pay much attention to him in the dream, and went to English class(?).

      Once there, Andre (After a little while) wanted to copy off my work since he wasn't paying attention. I gave him my notebook but then briefly took it back when I saw a drawing of something a little 'promiscuous' on it. Oddly enough it looked like it had been drawn on a digital format and looked really out of place on my notebook. Oddly enough the page had a yellowish tinge to it. If you've ever read the journals from Gravity Falls you'd know what I'm talking about.


      Then it transitioned back to the restroom.


      I was (Again) washing my hands and Andre was doing the same thing. When I was about to leave, Andre said, "Hey man why you leaving without me?" and gave me a handshake that transitioned into a fist bump. Both of us walked into the hallway and there was this girl he was talking to right next to him. I had a strange urge to go to the cafeteria and went in. The whole place looked pretty empty as a majority of the tables near the entrance I walked in through were gone.

      I managed to walk my way through a majority of the area when my legs suddenly started giving out. My legs felt both a mixture of tiredness and weight as I struggled to lift them off the ground. I managed to get through somebody and saw another old classmate of mine talking about chickens and how people differentiated their age and sex through some biological method. I saw an old substitute teacher I had, then the dream ended shortly thereafter.



      SIDENOTES

      That was the night I finally managed to get back on track with my sleep schedule. Now that I figured out what time I usually wake up (7:30) I should finally be able to preform the CAT technique. It was kind of hard going to sleep before the sun went up but at least now I can get back on track.
      Tags: friend, school
      Categories
      side notes , non-lucid
    11. Blackness, Vauge Voices

      by , 06-26-2017 at 03:55 AM (An Insomniac's Dream Journal)
      [PRE-DREAM]

      I did not get a wink of sleep last night. My older brother was watching television, I couldn't calm myself down, and the room was freaking hot as hell. Because of this, I ended up staying up until 12 PM! I did have problems with insomnia beforehand but they never escalated like this before.

      [DREAM]

      Because of this I ended up not having that many memorable dreams. I vaguely remember hearing some voices but whether that's because my overactive waking mind or not is left to be determined. I don't remember seeing much either, since it was drowned out by my waking thoughts and stuff.




      [THOUGHTS]

      I really have to fix my insomnia problem if I want to do the CAT method after all. Starting today.
    12. Drawing Digitally

      by , 06-24-2017 at 08:25 PM (An Insomniac's Dream Journal)
      I was using my Wacom tablet and I was drawing one of my characters called Benn (He's basically an old-western bounty hunter) on Manga Studio 5. The screen was zoomed in on the ends of his pants, which are torn, and it looked like I was 80% done.

      Then the dream ended. Though it does seem like that was only one part of the dream, not the whole thing. So, there's that.
    13. Boss Fight to Moon Cleansing

      by , 06-23-2017 at 10:49 AM (An Insomniac's Dream Journal)
      [PRE-DREAM]

      So I've been playing a lot of Final Fantasy XV lately, I had just finished it two days ago in fact. I say this because I'm 99% sure that it had a MAJOR impact on the dream I had. So lemme just tell you about it.

      [DREAM]

      The whole perspective was in third person, akin to XV. I and my party were in a large indoor altar, there were dirty marble pillars and complex wall patterns everywhere I looked. We were fighting a sort of corrupted female spirit (Possibly to cleanse her, or to just get her out of our way).

      After the battle (Which was basically just a complete copy of what you's see in Final Fantasy XV), this female spirit was cleansed. She shone a light blue (Like another character in that game(Spoilers!)), and apologized greatly for what she had done. Me, being the complete softy I am, told her to rest easy, and gave her a hug.

      This act of kindness and cleansing brought back the world from darkness. A black moon (Which possibly represented just how much darkness had corrupted the world), was turned into a reflective, almost disco ball-like moon. The sun started to rise, and all is well. Then the dream ended.
      Categories
      non-lucid , memorable