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    1. Dream - Flaming Fire Fury (+ Side Note)

      by , 09-13-2017 at 02:23 PM
      I didn't post on here for ages. I'm studying a diploma qualification at the moment and the last weeks of term are always so busy when it comes to any type of studying. The schedule has really messed up the quality of my dreams but now that I have a three week holiday... Hopefully the opportunity arises to get my dreams and contact with my Dream Guide back on track. Just wanted to tell you where I was in case anyone was wondering for the past month or so:

      Date of Dream: THU 24 AUG - 2017

      Dream No. 184 - Flaming Fire Fury

      I don't remember how the dream started. From where I do remember; my family, JO and JH were getting ready to go out somewhere. Some family friends were over at my house and so I was keen to show them the dress that I was wearing. The dream scene went to me looking in my bedroom mirror. I was wearing a short, light blue dress with black straps and some lavender coloured jewellery.

      Then there was a different dream scene altogether, in a different location. It was in some random garage-like room and I was wanting to change into a lavender dress to match the jewellery. Interestingly enough, the dress was going to be in the exact same style, just in a different colour. So I was taking off my light blue dress when this random silhouette of a lady appears on the other side of the curtained window... The voice is constantly yelling at me to hurry up.

      She yells at me so often that I eventually forced to stop what I am doing and so therefore, find myself continuing a portion of the dream naked, or as I felt it, at least top half naked. I go to the other side of this garage room, where the door to the outside is. As it opens, the lady that was yelling at me comes forth from outside. I ended up getting really cross with her and telling her off for what she had done. I find that my temper is actually getting higher and higher and I soon also get hot. I clearly stated, in anger, that I was going to let out the most awful fire fury.

      I end up taking a deep breath in and literally, I see flames blasting out of my mouth at the lady. The flames had really affected her but I wasn't done. I shifted my elemental powers to only a bit of ice, which was not ice itself but rather really cold air... It had paralysed her movements, made her helpless and shoved her out the door. I then turned around and noticed that some invisible wall was up to where I planned to go back to. I whispered to myself “the room now seems to be guarded by fire” and then I said to the invisible barrier, something like “allow us access, do not deny us”.

      I felt this energy as if the fire barrier was letting me through. When I got to the other side, my assumption of fire guarding the room became true as I got extremely hot and started to sweat. All throughout the dream, I did manage to find some time for Easter egg hunts and in this room, I found a whole heap of Easter eggs laying in a bowl. I thought that there were the eggs that my little cousin collected and beat me to. I tried to remove the wrapper off one of the eggs but it was melted from the heat that the excess of the fire element was creating. That's all I can remember for this dream.

      Dream Trophies Achieved:
      - Snowed In (use your ice abilities in 1 dream)
      >> Paralysed the lady with a blast of cold air and then shot her out the door.
      - Burnt To A Crisp (use your fire abilities in 1 dream)
      >> Breathed fire on the lady and afterwards, the room became surrounded by the remaining energy of this element.
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    2. List of "Dream Trophies" To Achieve

      by , 06-12-2017 at 01:07 PM
      Hey all! Been a while since I've done a general, informative entry. If anyone saw my post on SUN 11 JUN, I'm introducing an achievement system to encourage myself to have the best dreams ever or at least do something interesting in them. So ever since last month, I have been so hyped up regarding the release of the Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy Game and I saw a video last night of its achievable trophies. So that inspired me to create a list of "achievable trophies" in regards to my dreams. So the criteria are based on characters that appear in my dreams, what they do, and how often they have been assisting OR hindering me lately. Here they are:

      General Dreaming
      - Chilling Out (Have Conversations with 3 DCs)
      - Enthusiastic (Have Conversations with 5 DCs)
      - Chauffeur (Drive 1 person around)
      - Taxi Driver (Drive 3 people around)
      - Bus Driver (Drive 10 people around)

      Dream Guide Support
      - My Best Friend (Interact with any Dream Guide)
      - Call The Babysitter (Successfully summon Dreamy WB)
      - Taking It Slow (Receive 1 hug from Dreamy WB)
      - Recuperating (Receive 3 hugs from Dreamy WB)
      - Batteries Are Charged (Receive 5 hugs from Dreamy WB)
      - Putting The Pieces Together (Receive 10 hugs from Dreamy WB)
      - Invincible Dreamer (Receive 25 hugs from Dreamy WB)

      - Somewhere Only We Know (Share a secret with no one else but Dreamy WB)
      - Sramota (Have someone stop Dreamy WB from helping you)
      - Bouncy-Bouncy (Have Dreamy WB hold you in a lift)
      - He's Going To Hurt Me! (Talk to your deceased grandfather with Dreamy WB)

      Lucid Dreaming
      - Explorer (Have 1 Lucid Dream)
      - Free Roaming (Have 3 Lucid Dreams)
      - In Command (Have 5 Lucid Dreams)
      - Like Royalty (Have 10 Lucid Dreams)
      - The Lady Of Lucidity (Have 25 Lucid Dreams)

      - The Beginner (Complete 1 DV TOTM)
      - Getting There (Complete 2 DV TOTMs)
      - Flying Through (Complete 5 DV TOTMs)
      - The Independent Lucid Dreamer (Complete 1 DV TOTM without any assistance)
      - It's All Systems Go (Complete 2 DV TOTMs without any assistance)
      - I Can Do This!
      (Complete 5 DV TOTMs without any assistance)

      - Rack Off Mate! (Have Dreamy WB repel 1 nightmare)
      - You're A Goner (Have Dreamy WB repel 3 nightmares)
      - Broken Bones (Have Dreamy WB repel 5 nightmares)
      - Super Nova (Have Dreamy WB repel 10 nightmares)
      - The Ultimate Peril
      (Have Dreamy WB repel 25 nightmares)
      - Damsel In Distrss (Have NN repel 1 nightmare)
      - Blood Nose (Have NN repel 2 nightmares)
      - LeBron James (Have NN repel 5 nightmares)

      - Confident Dreamer (Defeat 1 nightmare without any assistance)
      - Super Dreamer (Defeat 3 nightmares without any assistance)
      - Wonderwoman (Defeat 5 nightmares without any assistance)
      - I Came In Like A Wrecking Ball (Defeat 10 nightmares without any assistance)

      - Mini Heart Attack (Wake up from a nightmare 1 time)
      - I'm Going To Get You! (Wake up from a nightmare 3 times)
      - Five Nights At Grim Reapers (Wake up from a nightmare 5 times)
      - Dreamers In Exile (Wake up from a nightmare 10 times)

      Time Trials
      - First Come, First Serve (Complete Time Trial Mode independently)
      - I Knew I Could Count On You (Complete Time Trial Mode with, or using Dreamy WB)
      - Restored Frienships (Complete Time Trial Mode with, or using WB)
      - Put It There Little Lady (Complete Time Trial Mode with, or using LB)
      - An Unlikely Couple (Complete Time Trial Mode with, or using BT)
      - Blast From The Past (Complete Time Trial Mode with, or using AD)
      - The Unthinkable (Complete Time Trial Mode with, or using Ms D)
      - Little Ginger Stage Hog (Complete Time Trial Mode with, or using Zizi - the cat)
      - Basketball Champion (Complete Time Trial Mode with, or using NN)
      - Welcome To Austacolia (Complete Time Trial Mode with, or using Logan)
      - The Brighter Side (Complete Time Trial Mode with, or using Chilly)
      - I Hate Green Beans! (Complete Time Trial Mode with, or using Jeffy)

      Don't Mess With Me
      - Who's The Boss? (Have Dreamy WB discipline an unruly TAFE teacher 1 time)
      - You're Toast (Have Dreamy WB discipline an unruly TAFE teacher 2 times)
      - Don't Mess With Me (Have Dreamy WB discipline an unruly TAFE teacher 5 times)
      - Oops I Slipped (Interact with WB when she's angry 1 time)
      - Uh Oh (Interact with WB when she's angry 2 times)
      - Run For Your Life! (Interact with WB when she's angry 5 times)
      - The Apocalypse (Make WB angry enough to cause destruction)
      - Leave The Poor Kid Alone (Have Dreamy WB intervene in a parent fight)

      Brave The Elements
      - Snowed In (Use your Ice abilities in 1 dream)
      - A Sprig Of Thyme (Have Mrs O'N use her Earth abilities in 1 dream)
      - Sparkie (Have EG use her Electric abilities in 1 dream)
      - Burnt To A Crisp (Have LB use her Fire abilities in 1 dream)
      - The Ice Age (Use your Ice abilities in 3 dreams)
      - The Hills Are Alive! (Have Mrs O'N use her Earth abilities in 3 dreams)
      - Power Surge (Have EG use her Electric abilities in 3 dreams)
      - Black Friday (Have LB use her Fire abilities in 3 dreams)
      - Brave The Elements (Use all 4 elements in 1 dream)

      - The T-Ol-Essa (Call Dreamy WB by her alternate name)
      - African Pride (Wear your hair as WB's/Dreamy WB's afro)
      - Optical Illusion (See Dreamy WB wearing glasses in a dream)
      - I Can't See You (Have Dreamy WB act as an invisible force in your dream)
      - Where's Wally (Have Dreamy WB invisible to everyone except you)
      - I Must Be Blind Or Something (Have Dreamy WB invisible to only you)
      - Cert IV Reunion (Have every Cert IV Accounting classmate in your dream)
      - Eccentric Dream Guide (Witness Dreamy WB do something she's never done before)
      - Deja Vu (Have a dream about something you have experienced in real life)
      - You Must Be Kidding (Experience something in real life after having a dream about it)
      - Something's Not Right (Have WB and Dreamy WB appear in the same dream)
      - Am I Seeing Double? (Have WB and Dreamy WB appear in the same scene!)
      - Too Good To Be True (Confuse WB for Dreamy WB)
      - I Thought You Liked Me... (Confuse Dreamy WB for WB)
      - Kind Visitor (Have 1 interaction with anyone from SML)
      - The Returning Fan (Have 2 interactions with anyone from SML)
      - Friends For Life (Have 5 interactions with anyone from SML)
      - Care Bears (Have Dreamy WB play with DB)
      - The Nanny (Have Dreamy WB play with MBa)
      - The Master Pilot (Fly a plane with WB or LB... Or both!)
      - Time For Your Check Up! (Take LB to the dentist again - repeat of Dream No. 76)
      - Clearing The Air (Talk to your deceased grandfather independently)

      - Home And Away (Experience Summer Bay in NSW with Dreamy WB)
      - Where Are We? (Have Dreamy WB take you to the US)
      - Meet My Dream Guide (Bump into SML in the US with Dreamy WB)

      - She's Used To Me Now (Have a full conversation with LB)

      Updated 06-12-2017 at 01:12 PM by 93119

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    3. Dream - Stack 'Em High & Demolished Grounds

      by , 05-21-2017 at 02:42 PM
      Date of Dream: SUN 21 MAY - 2017

      Dream No. 117 - Separated Sections

      Dream 117 A - Stack 'Em High (Lucid Dream 7)
      I forgot how I became lucid but I knew I was lucid because I was always consciously aware of things. I was in a small storeroom with this large filing cabinet of three levels. On the third level, there was some nest with one egg inside it. I was ambitious about getting the egg out of that nest for some reason. The first thing I did was call for Dreamy WB.

      She entered the storeroom very quickly after I called. First, she ended up giving me the biggest hug ever in dream history and I am not joking when I say this. In the dream, I said that hugging her was like hugging a really soft sponge... We hugged for quite a long time. Then she helped me by lifting me up to the nest. It's like she was partially lifting me and still hugging me at the same time. Still, I couldn't reach it. So then Mr. B came in and he lifted Dreamy WB up. So the chain was now Mr. B on the ground, then Dreamy WB, then me who this time, successfully got the egg. I don't remember what happened after that.

      Dream 117 B - Demolished Grounds
      I came to Killester for a visit and my main objective was to look for WB. As I made my way to the quadrangle area, most of the place looked destroyed like a mini world war 3 had broken out. Additionally, there were these metal wire construction fences blocking off some areas, including the walkway from the year 9 area to the oval. To get over the fence, I once again found myself using the Balloon Mario method based on Super Mario 64 DS. When I got over the two lots of fences, I made my way to the oval. When scanning the oval, there was no WB... Only junior PE classes in action.

      So turned back and went to the edge of the quadrangle. When there, I assessed my surroundings again and thought that maybe WB was having English in the library. Usually, there is an accessible staircase next to the art rooms but in the dream, there was not. The only available staircase was the main one where the lift was. So I went back over the fences and then scanned the area where the staircase was... Supposed to be! The main staircase was non existent, at least so I thought. There were remnants of the top half of the staircase in which the bottom half had been broken off like the school had demolition day. I looked to see where there were accessible stairs. I eventually caught sight of the newly placed staircase which does not exist in the waking life Killester.

      Leading up to the staircase was this long wooden walkway and in the middle of the walkway, I noticed Mr H conducting a choir. Still, I thought I'd stop by the choir in case WB was in that... But I soon noticed she wasn't. There were a lot of girls and so the space of the walkway was very crowded. Additionally, some strange gravity was always making me fall backwards and almost tip over off the walkway. Eventually, the weird gravity started to affect the girls in the choir as well.

      The dream scene then skipped to me talking to my mum in the car. I was saying to her that I was going to stay longer as I realised the year 12 graduation assembly was today. Either I don't remember what happened after that or I woke up.

      V Behind The Scenes V

      116 A: Why Lucid?
      Although Dream No. 116 A followed a non lucid plot, I felt like I was really aware of my surroundings and the things that were happening. When I am non-lucid, my goals appear to be blurred and I sometimes use crazy methods to get them... Like you know what you want but then at the same time, you're not sure how to reach that goal. In a lucid dream, I clearly know what I want my first resort is to call Dreamy WB. It's sad that I don't remember how I entered the lucid state as it would have been good to write the reality check here to prove it to anyone reading... As well as just to basically share insight on how I got lucid, not just that I was lucid. I think I might do a comparison chart below as to what non-lucid dreams feel like, compared to lucid dreams.

      Non-Lucid Dreams

      1. Summoning Dreamy WB

      There are multiple approaches in non-lucid dreams. First, I find myself looking for her
      rather than just calling for her. Also, I sometimes my get the real version instead of
      the intended dream guide. Although I'm in non-lucid dreams, I can still tell who is who,
      even in the slightest personality differences... It doesn't always have to be nice and
      nasty. Sometimes, they're both nice but the real one acts more informal and teen like
      whereas the dreamy figure acts more motherly like. Basically, she's unpredictable in
      non-lucid dreams and sometimes, I can't even get her at all.
      2. Interacting With The Environment
      Anything can happen in a non-lucid dream. Also, it's like the environment controls me.
      I can't really interact with the environment fully, I can only do what it tells me to do. For instance, I know I could have reached WB's place if I wanted to but because it was a
      non-lucid dream, I remained lost because I was unable to command an instant change,
      rather the plot just flowed as it was going to, all the way until the end of the current REM
      3. Ambitions
      My goals aren't so straight forward. Additionally, I find I may only set a certain task if a
      problem arises first. I guess dreams would be meaningless if there wasn't a storyline to
      follow along to.
      4. Dealing With Problems
      In non-lucid dreams, the solution doesn't come to me straight away. Additionally, I may appear scared of confused in front of the enemies I face. Even if I start out strong, I feel
      the enemy always finds a way to weaken me before my dream ends. Especially in nightmares, I am completely helpless and cannot even feel my dream guide's energy around anyway.
      5. In Summary
      The dream tells me what to do. The more violence, the less I can feel energy and instead, I feel rather deserted and lost.

      Lucid Dreams
      1. Summoning Dreamy WB
      This works pretty much all the time! The first thing I do when I realise a lucid state is call specifically for Dreamy WB. Additionally, if there is no response, the lucid state allows me to keep persevering whereas in a non-lucid, I could risk losing focus.
      In lucid dreams, she always arrives promptly and greatly assists with the task at hand.
      2. Interacting With The Environment
      I find that I interact better with the environment, having a connection to it rather than being the environment's puppet. I can actually also assess the sensations. For instance, I may not have described Dreamy WB's hug so vividly if I wasn't lucid. Additionally, in Dream No. 93, I knew it was fading, whereas if I was non-lucid, I wouldn't have realised that the dream was exiting.
      3. Ambitions

      In lucid dreams, I know what I want and am able to stay focused, even if non-lucid aspects of the lucid dream try to set me off course. Most importantly, I find myself having an ambition as soon as I enter lucidity, there is no hesitation.
      4. Dealing With Problems
      So far in lucid dreams, I haven't encountered any real evil yet. I predict that it would be the same as the above 3 points. I predict Dreamy WB going to the root of the problem rather than me having to go on a quest to get help. Also, I think I may be able to assess the dangers before making a move rather than suffering from a wrong choice, influenced by non-lucid plots.
      5. In Summary
      I have a higher awareness and I actually know what I want, rather than being lost and confused and just pushed around by a pre-written story plot. Additionally, since Dreamy WB can be summoned from the start, nightmares won't be a lonely, heart attack causing encounter

      Updated 05-22-2017 at 11:10 AM by 93119 (Incomplete Journal Entry & Messy Layout)

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    4. Behind The Scenes - Dream No. 113

      by , 05-14-2017 at 07:49 AM
      I was ecstatic once I woke up and realised I had this dream. This is actually the first time I have had a task to accomplish in a lucid dream rather than just aimlessly bumming around in them.

      Dream No. 113

      The Realization
      As soon as I became lucid, I was instantly aware that there was a task waiting for me. Just yesterday, I lifted my practice to extreme measures compared to usual. I wrote a pretend letter to my "Dreamy Guardian" and this morning, I also thought I'd try WBTB. I quietly said to my dreamy guardian before bed, "Can you wake me up at 5 in the morning?". I found out in the morning that I woke up at 5:42, so she was 42 minutes late but it was still in the 5:00 hour span. I then said to myself in the morning, "You're not falling asleep until 6", so I'd at least I'd have 15 minutes awake. I don't remember staying awake until 6, I think tiredness took over early, so I may have only spent 5 - 10 minutes awake. But the time I had the stick dream was after this 5:42 AM WBTB period.

      The Stick's Attitude
      When the stick appeared, it was just laying there, waiting for me to do something to it. I think this dream's approach was like "if you leave nature alone, it will leave you alone"... Also like "If you harm nature, you'll be sorry" OR "never underestimate the power of nature". The term I used to describe this stick to my family this morning was "this little passive-aggressive stick".

      Tournament Abilities
      I realised I had used both abilities in dream. Now that I'm awake I realize I could never damage the stick if dreamy WB didn't paralyse it... It just kept growing back on me. I imagine that the stick was undergoing rapid mitosis to replace damaged cells but Dreamy WB must have induced some form of apoptosis (controlled cell death). I also think that the head was the only part that could re-grow and no other parts of the stick had this ability, just like a plant can keep growing but if you pull it out of the ground, it eventually dies.

      I'm so surprised that the dream took into consideration the 30 second rule for Tier C (and Tier B) enemies... And it was exactly 30 seconds, no time manipulation like 29 or 31 seconds. Also, the dream didn't mess up my counting either, it perfectly went from 1 - 30. It's like the dream knew I was using myself as a timer and the rules of waking time were kept.

      The second ability "bandage" was used in the toothpick scene. I did specify that Dreamy WB would use the correct body part to cover the surface area of the injury... I described her hand or her whole body, but I never thought about just a finger, so the dream one-upped me there. Come to think of it, her hand would have been way too big to get into the eye area, so her finger was just the right healing instrument.

      Staying Focused
      It's like the dream was using my mum to distract me out of lucidity. What I find amazing is that I was able to stay so focused and not be forced out of the dream... This is the first time I was able to stay so focused. I remember in Dream No. 93, that dream spat me out when I wasn't finished.

      Physical Attack
      In the battle terms, I did state that my primary attack was "ice flail". Now I am not a master of lucidity yet and so I am still susceptible to some aspects of the dream manipulating me. What the dream did do was manipulate the purpose of my primary attack into breaths rather than a piece of equipment. And it went through the whole elemental cycle too. I think the dream knew I wanted ice and that's why it put that element last... The dream was testing me to see if I would be tempted by my other 3 potential elements. As I knew I'd be cheating, I did make it so that fire, earth and electricity would have no effect.

      Dream No. 113 - Concept Art by KarlaB14 on DeviantArt
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    5. Behind The Scenes - Dream No. 111

      by , 05-11-2017 at 11:19 AM
      So first I will start off with general notes and then I'll get into the details of Dream No. 111.

      So, you got the appearance of my dreamy guardian but most importantly out of all things dream-like, I forgot to give you the appearance of... ME! I drew a picture to show you. Since I have trouble uploading photos and other files onto DreamViews, any pics I want to show you, I'll give a link to my DeviantArt account (KarlaB14) and post them on there. Everything related will be in the "Karla's Dreams - Concept Art" folder.

      Dream Characters - Karla by KarlaB14 on DeviantArt

      Dream No. 111

      From now on, I think I might also suggest why I gave the dream it's respective title. Since these "Behind The Scenes" entries are fairly new, I'm always trying to find ways to improve them and make them exciting to read rather than just recounting the dream all over again.

      So I called it "Conscious Confusion" because of 2 aspects in the dream.

      1. The maths book was a different layout and here's me thinking, "Where did those coloured strips come from?"
      2. I wasn't shaking when I was close to the lift, I was thinking I should have been terrified (because of my phobia in real life).

      The Maths Book Scene
      Last year, for high school, I made a bound reference of approx. 130 pages, I think it's 132 to be exact. I had the copy for myself to use in my exams and then I also gave a copy to a friend to use in her class (and maybe exams) this year. The colours I chose for my book design were yellow, green, red and blue. The colours I put on my friend's book were salmon, rose, teal and lime. My friend's colour palette was the one that appeared in the dream. The only thing that were different about our books was the colour palette... The rest was the same, such as the front cover, the module dividers and the page numbers.

      Now in the dream, it changed the design features of the book... The dream showed that the page layout was altered. As it is kind of difficult to explain, I did do a sketch for this dream aspect as well (click on the link below)... I even kindly put some glitter glue on there where it was in the dream! Just for kicks really.

      Dream No. 111 - Maths Bound Book Comparsion by KarlaB14 on DeviantArt

      The Lift Scene
      The door was completely open and so there was no sign of it. I was only looking into this large box-like room that as I said, looked like inside some house. As I'm getting closet to the lift, here's me thinking I should be shaking like anything, my heart rate should be going up, my palms should be sweating.... But that wasn't happening. Maybe I was more focusing on what was in there rather than the lift itself. It's interesting because I do have a lucid dreaming bucket-list of things to do with my dreamy guardian and one of the things I put on there was for her to help me with my fear, if there is any sort of therapy she could provide.

      So that's it for this "Behind The Scenes" entry, catch you at the next dream. I have to work my butt off to get to that tournament, I registered but I haven't faced anyone yet! Come-on subconscious, get me lucid! I'm waiting for the day (night) where Dreamy WB pulls up in the driveway and tells me we're going to the arena.
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    6. Behind The Scenes - Dream No. 110 AND Side Note 1

      by , 05-09-2017 at 09:49 AM
      Dream No. 110

      The Forum Surf
      It was interesting how last night, I registered for this lucid tournament thing... It's like my REM brain has already registered it. I dreamt that I was looking at the exact same page, but instead of it being posted by ExothermReaction, it was posted by someone with a username of franj251 who is someone I actually know in real life and she does have social accounts but does not have a DreamViews account, so that was interesting.

      The Wand Thief
      The blonde haired guy claimed to be a member of this forum! So who are the blonde guys on here? Which one of you made my little cousin cry in exchange for your wings?

      Summary Note
      Both of the scenes recorded in this dream have some association to DreamViews, this means I'm making good progress, doesn't it? My subconscious mind is aware I am looking for this tournament. I now just have to become lucid, knock on Dreamy WB's door and both make a sprint for the arena.

      Note 1

      I was just thinking about how I let co-fighters get the assistance of my dreamy guardian as well as myself, so you get the full package. It'd be unfair to not give you at least her appearance or you might have an imposter in the arena who is only claiming to be Dreamy WB. So, she's only slightly shorter than me. Brown skin. Black hair in style of boofy afro OR frizzy and tied back with a messy short pig tail OR frizzy with two braids. She wears typically casual clothing but you can dress her up in anything you like. If you do ever get her, I'd love to hear what your spitting image of her was like.

      Updated 05-09-2017 at 09:51 AM by 93119

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    7. Behind The Scenes - Dream No. 108

      by , 05-06-2017 at 04:40 AM
      It's sad I was only able to remember that small dream fragment as I do remember having heaps of dreams overnight, just not what they were about... So I could have potentially gone up to something like 108 E! I don't know, maybe my cold actually helped by waking me up numerous times through the night... A forced WBTB? But struggling memory due to my stuffy head?

      Dream No. 108

      The Reality Check
      So I looked down and noticed 5 fingers on each hand, isn't that the normal amount of fingers on each hand? I wonder why the dream didn't do something extremely bizarre this time. If my fingers weren't constantly "floating" around like the tentacles of a jellyfish, I probably would have been tricked into thinking it was real life and maybe would not have been able to progress in the dream. I did stop myself, basically saying I could only progress to call out for WB if the reality check proved to be a dream. So yeah, what would have happened?

      I'm also surprised that the reality check didn't bring about any signs of extreme lucidity like in Lucid Dreams 3 (93) and 4 (104). Would the fact that I gave myself permission to continue the dream be a sign of lucidity that I am not considering? Maybe the degree of lucidity was only like a grain of salt, so tiny.

      So yeah, my fingers (or whole hand) always appear to be somewhat spongy in dreams but this time, my hands also had a very slight glow to them. My fingers were lengthening and shortening, going in and out, as well as side to side, hence I described it was like a warping effect in dream. I also remember that the thumb was extremely stubby and was sticking outwards to the side rather than going upwards with the rest of the fingers. So although the reality check was so subtle, the features above would have contributed to me seeing that it was a dream.

      Well, that's all the insight about that reality check. It's interesting how usually they're used for "I want to make sure I'm in a dream" but this time it was switched to "I want to make sure I'm not in waking life". It's the same concept but just from a different point of view. Maybe just as well I was able to remember this particular dream fragment to serve for an interesting, almost lucid experience... Like I said, I don't know if giving myself permission to continue was a sign of lucidity or not, because it wasn't a conscious action... So if anyone has any input or insight, feel free to comment below.
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    8. Behind The Scenes - Dream No. 106

      by , 05-04-2017 at 12:48 PM
      This is my first "Behind The Scenes" entry and what these are, are to talk about some aspects of my dreams in detail without cluttering the actual dream section. Here I have certain scenes I'd like to explore in depth or explain a concept. In "Dream" entries, side notes were marked a different colour but in "Behind The Scenes" entries, dream events are marked in a different colour:

      Dream No. 106

      The Sleep Scene
      So here is where I said to my parents "I'm going to sleep for a few minutes" but really, I wanted to see if Dreamy WB could help me get up that cliff. When sleeping, I didn't enter "the void". As I wasn't lucid, I didn't process that thought in the dream but when I woke up, I thought to myself, "why didn't I enter the void?" and then I thought I would only enter the void if I was in a lucid state. It was strange how I was in that light sleep and then when I opened my eyes again, I was in the same dream, continuing on from where I left off. I also thought that I would have woken up after opening my dream eyes. I find it quite strange (but good) that the dream just continued on instead of waking me up. Because the concept I heard was that if you close your eyes, you'd find yourself in "the void" and then during that time, if you open them, you'd wake up... So that was interesting.

      With that perception of being on an open beach and waves washing over me, I believe that's the time when Dreamy WB was somehow shifting the environment... But of course I don't know how she really did it. Or maybe those waves meant she (my subconscious) was sending a certain message that I could "fly" and that I had the potential, so maybe it was me that shifted the environment. When I woke up, the cliff appeared to be lower and more reachable and so I tried getting to it again. I think the reason I wanted to fly higher though is because I was trying to improve my skills, in dream I was literally having the thought that I wasn't expecting the cliff to go down, I was expecting me to go up. So the fact that I thought I could be "cheating" may mean that Dreamy WB did more than what I thought she would do. Basically, I wanted to enjoy the experience of being able to fly high and achieve something.
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    9. Welcome To My Dream Journal!

      by , 04-25-2017 at 04:21 AM
      So yes, I only joined DreamViews a couple of days ago but I haven't had many dreams in that space of time. However, I have had heaps of dreams before that and so that's what I'll be updating my dream journal with. I've been recording all these dreams and have been putting them on my own "Microsoft Word DataBase" since 2013... So dreams may be in between 2013 and today's date in 2017. It's good because I already have those dreams typed up, I just have to copy them over here, only making a few small edits. Characters without names will keep their normal descriptions; characters with names will be edited so that only their initals show just as a private point of view.

      This is only a maybe, I may create a journal with all the dream characters so you can see their supposed interests and other small facts... Because in my dreams, these characters do have such a vivid personality and they seem to maintain it across other dreams too.

      As you can probably see already, I'm so passionate about dreaming and with some of my unique personality quirks, I have been able to summon powerful things sometimes (mostly in non-lucid dreams) just by having all these thoughts during the day. For instance, I have a dream guide (I actually title them as "dreamy guardian", so you will be seeing that from now on) with me in waking life and dream life... I only visualise that she's invisible during the day and active in my dreams.

      Well, I'll tell you how I'm going to lay out my main dream journals... Always come back to this "welcome" journal if you need a recap on the way my entries work, I think I've explained most of the foundations here. So as the journals may say the current date and not the date of the dream; I will always put the date at the dream at the top of the entry. Well, that's all for now. Happy reading I now have to go and introduce my new face to all the DreamViews users out there.

      -- Update -- (25/4/17 - 2:31 PM)

      Instead of spamming the journal area. I thought I'd do dream character descriptions below. So... let's go!

      Name: KB or Karla (ME)
      Age as of 2017: 19
      Role: Me
      Interests In Dream: Exploring, Discovering "powers" such as elements and physical abilities
      Main Activity/ies: Seeking answers, summoning my dreamy guardian, using any powers I may have, teaching others how to do things

      In a lot of dreams, I feel really insightful and powerful.

      Name: Mum
      Age as of 2017: 50
      Role in dream: Aggressive Female Parent, in life she's not bad.
      Interests In Dream: Supporting hubby, making my life a misery
      Main Activity/ies: Accusing me of crazy things, taking me out places (good dreams)

      Name: Dad
      Age as of 2017: 51
      Role in Dream: Aggressive Male Parent, he's not bad in real life, only gives me exaggerated lectures which is why I think the dream tends to make him so destructive.
      Interests In Dream: Making my life a misery, music making with me (good dreams)
      Main Activity/ies: Trying to beat me up really hard like some wrestling champion.

      In real life, my parents are almost like "helicopter parents", you know, over-controlling? I've never done anything bad in my life but they still hang around like a hound, so that's why the dream may change them to such dark characters... Maybe expressing a desire for freedom. I think the dreams have exaggerated them quite a lot as I have also had a lot of good experiences with my parents.

      Name: NB
      Age as of 2017: 21
      Role in Dream: My very quiet and reserved brother, he rarely appears in dreams and is only ever a good character if he does.
      Interests in Dream: Computers and other technology
      Main Activity/ies: Plays games with me, sometimes gets unfairly treated by parents (very rare).

      Name: Grandmother
      Age as of 2017: 73
      Role in Dream: A support character, does practical things (housework)
      Interests in Dream: -- Unknown --
      Main Activity/ies: Performs small tasks eg. putting things in the microwave, going to places with the family

      Name: Deceased Grandfather
      Age as of 2013: (I've forgotten)
      Role in Dream: Violent man, tries to kill me!
      Interests in Dream: Carpentry and tools
      Main Activity/ies: Only appears in nightmares, either gives me a really evil look or tries to kill me with a tool, mainly a saw.

      In real life, when he was alive, he was an addicted man to alcohol and smoking and sometimes, he wasn't very nice to the family. As I always avoided him, maybe that's why the dream has turned him nightmarish.

      Name: WB
      Age as of 2017: 18
      Role in Dream: Ordinary student
      Interests in Dream: -- Unknown --
      Main Activity/ies: Sitting and chatting with her friends, gets grumpy when she sees me (does not get grumpy in Dream No. 92 and Dream No. 93)

      Name: Dreamy WB
      Age as of 2017: -- Unknown --
      Role in Dream: My current Dreamy Guardian
      Interests in Dream: -- Unknown --
      Main Activity/ies: Provides random instances of affection, protecting me from evil or generally malicious DCs, teaching me about dream concepts or new potential powers... She is a powerful character in my dreams.

      There are two of WB listed here but they are actually different figures... They actually both appeared in a dream at once! A different times but in the same dream. WB is the authentic one, the one that carries her real life personality. Dreamy WB is the one that likes me and actually protects me from unforgiving DCs. Basically, WB doesn't have any personality alterations, whereas Dreamy WB is a heavily manipulated version of WB.

      Name: LB
      Age as of 2017: 15
      Role in Dream: WB's younger sister
      Interests in Dream: -- Unknown --
      Main Activity/ies: Very shy, backs away from a lot of things, was a cop in Dream No. 93 but a very quiet one. I trained her to use her assigned fire element in Dream No. 79

      Name: Mr H
      Age as of 2017: -- Unknown --
      Role in Dream: Main music teacher
      Interests in Dream: -- Unknown --
      Main activity/ies: Does what a real life teacher does.

      Mr H is probably the least manipulated character in dreams. He carries his real life assets with him.

      Name: Ms A
      Age as of 2017: -- Unknown --
      Role in Dream: Second music teacher
      Interests in Dream: -- Unknown --
      Main Activity/ies: Nearly conducted a choir (but didn't)

      Ms A is also rarely manipulated.

      Name: JO
      Age as of 2017: 21
      Role in Dream: Pesky friend
      Interests in Dream: -- Unknown --
      Main Activity/ies: Calling me at undesired times

      The dream has seemed to make JO worse than she is in real life... She is a good friend!

      Name: TH
      Age as of 2017: 24
      Role in Dream: Famous singer
      Interests in Dream: Singing, playing guitar
      Main Activity/ies: Appearing at events, going places with me

      Name: NN
      Age as of 2017: 20
      Role in Dream: Looking out for me
      Interests in Dream: Basketball
      Main Activity/ies: Removing dangerous situations behind the scenes.

      I feel as if though NN wants to be a dreamy guardian but I'm not ready for him to become default yet. It's good to have him though as within the 2 dreams I have had him in, he has seemed to take action pretty quickly and I didn't even call him.

      Updated 10-18-2017 at 12:00 PM by 93119 (DC Ages Up... Been A Few Birthdays.)

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