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      Oooh thats awesome! Once You get one out forma mobile You won't Even need todo work anymore. Good luck with it 😀 also right now we have a bakery and chocolates shop
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      Damn, is it at least a good paying job? Good, how are dreams then? Still going strong at lucidity? Meh quakes, they were just kind of scary. ANYWAYs have my own business now, and looking to expand on it. Sorry about before, guess I got a bit crazy eh.
      Do miss speaking to you.
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      Yo girl! Been a while since we last spoke, how are things?
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      Anyway, music is very useful. I wish I could remember to use it more, but I tend to barely speak so I can't really see me singing. Music has an ability to access the subconscious in ways other techniques can't. Music encoding (Simmons-Stern et al., 2012) can be utilized to increase memory retrieval for familiar concepts; music assists with learning gestures to help patients with Alzheimer's Disease form new memories (Moussard, Bigand, Belleville & Peretz, 2014); and music helps recover autobiographical memories (Fasotti, Clement, Allain & El Haj, 2013). Music is very efficient to encode and decode information. Just think, music can help unlock subconscious knowledge (decoding) and it can also facilitate in sending energy (encoding). Also aids recall. It's a brilliant method.
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      It's easy to feel depressed when we're aware of the tragedy life holds. The saying goes, ignorance is bliss and if we never step foot outside that bubble then we never see the other side of humanity. The darkness of what mankind is capable is horrifying to witness. From my (limited) experienced, depressed individuals express a profound connection to something abstract and out of reach (including myself). I've often wondered if we're sensing our spiritual origin and have felt homesick. There almost seems like there's an awareness that the world should be drastically better, but it's not and the reality is quite disappointing.
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      Heya Raven. I notice you do a lot of songs and protecting people. Is there any particular reason why you use songs as a means of protection? I ask because sacred geometry relates to vibration; vibration is the core of music. I can see why you use music to express the will (whether it be for healing, protection, or any other intent). It's a great method and I'm curious how extensively you've explored the topic (as I hope to learn something and expand my own knowledge in this area).
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      Hi ,I couldn't pm you so I will write it here.
      I'm kinda interested in shared dreaming , how does it work , and about many aspects of it , and I've read yours , wakingnomads , and Mosh's shared dreams.

      So how does one manages to meet someone in a dream?
      Do you guys know eachother irl ?
      What's required to have a shared dream with someone?

      How long is a lucid dream for you ? How long is a shared lucid dream for u?
      What techniques you use for lucid dreaming?


      You guys shared dreaming successes really fascinate me , keep up.
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      Hi Raven! Been thinking about you. (hugs)
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      Hello there, Raven, lots of hugs for you!
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      ADA stands for All Day Awareness. I don't quite recall where I found it on the site. Try in the wiki, I'll look around too. But basically it does a really good job of making your dreams much more detailed and realistic. Over the summer I came back to LDing for the first time in like over year, and it was working pretty effectively for such a long absence. The stress of school has been killing me, but I've always been trying to DEILD as well. I just need to get the no moving no opening my eyes part down.
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    The Dark Tower Ė Riddle Me This

    by Raven Knight on 12-16-2017 at 06:08 AM
    2017, 12-15

    The Dark Tower Ė Riddle Me This

    I am on board Blaine the monorail. I look around and see that Roland, Eddie, Susanna, and Jake are here. I wonder where MoSh is? It seems like I havenít seen him around lately. Now Roland is insulting Blaine. He is saying how rude he could be if Blaine was not a mere gadget. He says he could call Blaine a sucker of cocks if he had a mouth. The others are just shocked at this, but I think I might laugh. I stifle my laughter, thinking this might not be the best course of action. Roland and Blaine go back-and-forth for a bit, calling each other rude and stupid, but then they finally come to an agreement. If we can stump Blaine with a riddle, then he has to stop at the end of the track and let us off. If not, heís just going to slam into the end and turn everyone inside of him into paste. I figured this shouldnít be a problem for getting everyone off. But it would be best to stall so that we can get the ride across the wastelands. Roland then asks Blaine to leave while we consult with each other. Blaine agrees, and screen at the front of the room turns red.

    Roland lays out a plan for how we are going to do this. Roland says we need to judge how good Blaine is at riddling, and we will each tell one riddle. Susanna first, then Jake, then me, then Roland, and Eddie will go last. After we have chosen riddles, Roland touches the screen at the front of the room to indicate to Blaine that we are ready. Blaine seems more than happy to get going on the contest. Susanna tells a very simple riddle that Blaine seems annoyed by. What has four wheels and flies? Blaine response that it is the village garbage wagon. He says if we have no better riddles than that he will regret saving our lives for even a short time. I also canít help but notice that he hesitates slightly before giving the answer to this riddle in spite of how easy he says it is. Roland then tells a riddle, which Blaine sends the answer back immediately. No hesitation. It is my turn now. Alive without breath, as cold as death, all in mail never clinking, never thirsty ever drinking. Blaineís answer is immediate. A fish. Jake tells a riddle, and finally Eddie. What is no sooner spoken than broken? Silence.

    Blaine is just starting to say something when a sliding door at the back of the compartment opens. Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series walks in. We all do a double take. She says this does not look like the Hogwarts Express. I tell her it isnít. I tell her I can get her back, however. Blaine insists no one is going to leave unless he says so. I ask Hermione if she has a riddle to tell the train? She asks why she would tell a riddle to a train? I tell her the train is an artificial intelligence, and it likes riddles. We are in a riddling contest. Hermine he said sheís heard of artificial intelligence, but never seen one. I tell her now she has. Hermione tells a riddle. First think of a person who lives in disguise, who deals in secrets and tells naught but lies. Next tell me what's always the last thing to mend, the middle of middle, the end of end? And finally give me the sound often heard during the search for a hard-to-find word. Now string them together and answer me this, what creature would you be unwilling to kiss? Blaine comes back with an answer immediately. He does concede that that one is very interesting, however, saying that itís four riddles wrapped up in one. Hermione still wants to know where we are? Eddie just says she came through the wrong door. Blaine says he hopes we learned something useful. He asks if we need more time to consult? Roland says yes. The screen turns red.

    Hermione goes to the door she came through, but it closed after she entered. Thereís no way to open it from this side. Hermione he doesnít understand how this is possible. Roland says she must be one of our ka-tet. We decide that Roland will tell riddles to Blaine on his own for a while. He touches the screened indicate he is ready to continue. We ride on while Susanna, Jake, and Hermione try to figure out how to open the door. Eddie seems to have zoned off into some other world inside his mind. Roland cranks out the riddles, and Blaine cranks out answers. I go over and talk to Hermione. I ask if anything strange happened before she came in? She says no, she had just been helping Neville look for his missing toad. She had been opening the door at one of the compartments, but instead of walking into a passenger compartment she walked into here. She hadnít intended to step into the room, but the train had bumped and sent her stumbling forward. I tell her I will get her back to the Hogwarts Express. Susanna mutters that I am assuming we get out of this alive. Hermione asked what she means by that. Susanna did not mean to say that, and she looks regretful. Hermione at this point is 11 years old, and I donít think Susanna intended to burden her with the full truth. But now itís too late, itís either the truth or lie. Susanna tells Hermione that Blaine is malfunctioning. And if we donít stump it with a riddle before we reach Topeka, itís going to run itself off the track and kill us all.

    This continues for a while, until Blaine says weíre running out of time. I noticed Eddie still seems zoned into another dimension. After Roland runs out of riddles, Jake tell some from his book. Blaine solves all of those very easily as well. Then I tell if riddles that I remember. Blaine answers all of those as well. Even a couple that I thought might have been rather secure in their dimension. Hermione even has a few riddles. Blaine is apparently not fooled by riddles from the Harry Potter world. It seems that we are now out of riddles. Blaine asks everyone here once more if we have any riddles? He asks Roland of Gilead, Oy of Midworld, Jake New York, Susanna of New York, Raven Outworld, and Hermione of Outworld. The only one he conspicuously skips is Eddie. And yet it is Eddie that speaks up and says he has a few riddles to pass the time.

    Eddie hesitates for a bit, and then asks the same riddle we started with. What has four wheels and flies? Blaine is clearly annoyed. He says that Eddie is too stupid to even remember that one has already been told. Itís the village garbage wagon. And yet, in spite of the fact that this riddle has already been told, Blaine gives off the slightest pause before answering. Eddie asks Blaine another one. A big moron and a little moron walk out onto a bridge. The big moron falls off. Why didnít the little moron fall off? There are some strange clicking noises, and then Blaine starts bitching. He whines that is not a proper riddle and says he will not answer. Roland says if Blaine refuses to answer, he has lost the contest. Roland asks if this means Blaine cries off? Blaine says no. He seems to stammer a bit, and then says the little moron didnít fall off because he was a little more on. He says he feels soiled from answering that riddle. Eddie rubs his finger and his thumb together, and when Blaine asks, Eddie says that is the worldís smallest violin, playing My Heart Pumps Purple Piss For You. This goes on for a bit longer. Lights in the room are flashing, the walls are not staying opaque, and I think Eddie may have broken Blaineís brain. Voice of little Blaine keeps telling Eddie to stop, says that heís killing Blaine, but what exactly was Blaine trying to do to everyone on board? So Eddie keeps telling his bad riddles, why did the dead baby cross the road? Because it was stapled the chicken.

    Finally it seems the Blaine circuits have completely shorted out. The walls become permanently opaque, the lights go dim except for some emergency lights, and the train is now just coasting forward. We are going to crash. Everyone gathers at the back of the room, and I create a stasis bubble around all of us. So when we crash, in spite of things flying around the room in disarray, no one is hurt. The door that Hermione entered through is even forced open. We force it open the rest the way, and I see the Hogwarts express on the other side. Hermione goes quickly through, and then something collapses blocking the way. A ladder drops down from an escape patch in the ceiling. I am figuring we are all going to go through it, but instead I wake up.
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    The Dark Tower Ė Jakeís Rescue

    by Raven Knight on 12-16-2017 at 06:06 AM
    2017, 12-14

    The Dark Tower Ė Jakeís Rescue

    Dark tower. I am with Jake. I am in Jake. I am Jake. There is a really stinky ugly gross disgusting guy that is leading me through what seems to be a maze of narrow alley ways and junk piles in the city. He is also an asshole. He seems to have named himself Gasher, and he refers to himself as my pal, but I like him about as well as I like intestinal flu. And his disease is something much worse than intestinal flu. He has big oozing pustules all over his face, and the smell of decay is coming from them. I think I might vomit. He keeps telling me to go faster. I tell him that I cannot go any faster because Iím a kid. He says that better not be true or heís going to have to smack me upside the head. I say if he does that then Iím going to have to rip his dick off. He says to go ahead and do that, because it hasnít been much good to him for quite some time. He says he canít even piss without it burning. I donít really want to hear any stories about his dick. I figure it is probably about to fall off. So I use some energy and move a bit quicker. I know that Roland is following us. In spite of Gasherís certainty that Roland will not be able to follow, I know he is. We descend through a sewer access cover into some dark tunnels. I have to use my night vision to see where Iím going. It seems the Gasher doesnít need to bother with seeing at all. I hear a crash back along the path we have taken, and briefly wonder if Roland actually stumbled into one of the booby traps. But that thought doesnít last very long. Gasher, however, seems fully convinced that the booby trap worked. I see no reason to try to convince him otherwise.

    The asshole sure likes to smack Jake. Iím not allowing that. Every time he does, I block it or dodge it. He gets annoyed that. He says Iím being pert, and I had better not be such when I meet Ticky. We finally descend from the pitch black tunnels into a tunnel that looks better maintained, and it is lit by neon lights. We follow that until we come to the hatch of a submarine. Gasher activates an intercom and says heís brought the kid, meaning me. The guy on the other side asks for a password. Gasher says they should know his voice by now. The guy on the other side insists on a password. Gasher is having problems. He canít remember the password. He looks at me and says Iím going to have to help my old pal out. I say I donít see any pals around here. He tries to smack me and I block it. I tell him if he wants a favor thatís not a very good way to get one. He takes the scarf off of his head, revealing a disgusting oozing pustule covered scalp, and that almost makes me want to vomit again. Everything about this guy makes me want to vomit. He pulls a small paper from the folds of the scarf and hands it to me. He says he needs me to read whatís on that paper. The word bountiful is written. So let me get this straightÖ You have the password written down on a piece of paper, which Iím sure your friend Ticky would not approve of, and you canít even read it yourself? Gasher tells me to stop being pert. But he doesnít even bother trying to smack me this time. I go ahead and read the password to Gasher. He passes this on, as he slips of paper back into the scarf and covers up the abomination that is his head. The guy on the other side of the door accepts the word bountiful and opens up.

    We passed through an airlock, and another of these patches, and into a room that looks like itís a refurbished missile silo. There is a guy that reminds me of Khan off of Star Trek sitting casually over large chair in the center of the room as if he thought it was a throne. He voices surprise that Gasher was able to remember the password. The Tick-Tock Man starts talking to me but Iím not paying a whole lot of attention. Iím looking around the room to see what possibilities for getting out there are. There is a woman in there who has a laugh like Bellatrix Lestrange. She looks a little like Bellatrix as well. Ticky is finding her laugh to be very annoying. He tells her to shut the fuck up. He is interested in a watch that I have. But watch is not working, it is going forwards and backwards at irregular rates. Ticky says he wants that. I can kind of see why, he has a small glass case with what appears to be a miniature grandfather clock in it. Ticky says something else and Bellatrix starts laughing again. Apparently heís had enough of it though. I can barely see him move but he threw a knife that embedded itself and Bellatrix his throat. Bellatrix falls to the ground and bleeds out. Tickyís wanting to know a lot of information I donít have. He is wanting to know how to start up a huge number of computers that are hidden underneath the city of Ludd. I told him I have really no idea how that stuff works, but I guess I could take a look at it. He gets immediately pissed and says that Iím not going to get anywhere near them.

    I tell Ticky I canít figure out his computers without seeing them. I see a Oy in a vent. Roland caught up. I hear him telepathically. He says he is outside, thereís going to be a diversion and he needs me to let him in. Ticky is still wanting information. I figure if we needed distraction, Iíll give him some information. So I reveal the fact that Gasher wasnít able to remember the password. He has a hidden on a piece of paper in his scarf, and he wasnít even able to read himself. He had to have me read it to him. Gasher announces that heís going to kill me for that. Ticky is taking my accusations seriously. He wants to see the scarf. Gasher pulls out a knife and backs away and says that he doesnít really want to stab Ticky, but he will. Ticky does not take that as a serious threat. I look for the button to open door. I can hear Roland telling me telepathically to let him in. Oy comes in through vent and decides to rip up TickyĎs face. That freaks him out, and he is now blundering around the room yelling and screaming because I think Oy just popped his eye. He throws Oy off, and tries to grab me. I am headed for a control panel, but I donít make it. I end up in TickyĎs throne. Thereís a gun there. I grab the gun. My thoughts of ripping his dick off for a bit too strong, I shoot Ticky in the balls. That apparently causes an excruciating level of pain, and he can no longer come after me. Now the doors open by themselves. Roland comes in guns blazing. Blows everyone in the room except for me and Oy away.

    Now it is time to get out. An alarm is blaring everywhere, and I think this whole place is about to come down. There is a voice in the machine. That is the voice of Blaine the mono, Blaine the pain. It is asking if we know riddles? I know I used to have a book of riddles in my backpack, but that got dropped along the way. Roland collected it. So my answer to that question is yes. Rolandís answer to that question is also yes. A silvery sphere appears to guide us out of the underground disaster area. We follow the sphere, but in addition to the place falling apart, all of the people down here seem to have gone mad. Many of them are committing suicide. We come to moving platform, and write it the rest the way. It transforms from a level platform into a movie set of stairs, and escalator, and we emerge at what appears to be a train station. There is a monorail parked here. Itís a large pink monorail, although it has no cars attached. We have found Blaine the mono.
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    The Dark Tower Ė A Bridge to Doom

    by Raven Knight on 12-16-2017 at 06:05 AM
    2017, 12-14

    The Dark Tower Ė A Bridge to Doom

    I am walking with the others along an old road. For while it is hard to see anything around us, because the road sits down below ground level. We finally come to a bridge. It is a large suspension bridge, although it doesnít look like it is in the best of conditions. I think Eddie might be sick. He says the heights have never been one of his favorite things. Roland asks if he thinks heís going to be able to make it? He says now is the time to admit that if it is the case, and we will find another way. I can see that Eddie is looking across the bridge to a point where a lot of it is broken away and it looks like we will have to cross on top of a large curved pipe. That doesnít look particularly easy. After considering it for a bit, he says heíll make it just fine. I tell him if he needs help I will help him. And also his Witchblade will. If he slips and falls, it will not let him fall. It will shoot a tendril or rope to grab hold of something more solid, and then it will pull him up. So we start across the bridge.

    Eddie is doing his best not to look down. Roland and Susanna both seem OK, although Susanna seems a little uneasy with her artificial legs. She has gotten used to walking on them, but this is something new. Jake seems to think this is fun. He seems to have no fear heights, and he is making his way across the bridge as if there was nothing wrong with it. We are making our way across to quite easily. We come to the part where we will have to walk across the curved pipe, but there are cables to the sides of it so that we can use them as hand rails. Jake runs off across the pipe. Thatís when he decides heís made a mistake, when he looks back and sees his little Billy Bumbler struggling with it. Oy is having trouble getting purchase on the curved pipe with his clawed feet. Jake is trying to urge him across. Eddie seems to be doing OK for now, so I go forward and try to scoop up Oy learned my arms. He doesnít seem to want to be touched by anyone except Jake. I told him that I can carry him across the gap. Jake is also trying to reassure him, telling you itís OK and let me pick him up. Finally he lets me scoop him into my arms. I look back and ask Eddie if he will be OK? I say if he has trouble, I can come back. He says he will be OK. So I carry Oy across the gap in my arms.

    There is an asshole at the other end of the bridge now. It is the asshole Gasher wants to take Jake back to his Tick Tock Man. Heís holding a grenade up over his head and saying that we had better cooperate or we will all ride the handsome. I think that means heís going to blast all of us into the next world. The idea that the grenade might be a dud comes to mind. The asshole says that he wants to take Jake with him, but everyone else will be able to leave. People are getting angry when Roland seems to be considering complying with it for the time being. Probably because if the grenade goes off, even if the blast doesnít reach us it will probably destabilize the bridge enough to make it fall. So everyone would die. Eddie says the grenade might be dud. That seems logical considering itís probably pretty old, but it doesnít seem safe to count on that. Plus, I am remembering from the books that it is not a dud. And then Jake says he should make the decision for himself. He doesnít wait for Roland or Eddie or any of us to come up with a plan, he heads off across the rest of the bridge towards the asshole.

    The asshole says he thought we would listen to reason. Eddie is saying that Jake should stop, thereís no saying that Gasher will let us leave even if he has Jake. He tries to say heís not that much of an asshole, if he was he would have told us to throw our weapons over the side. But he didnít because weíre going to need them in the city. Oy, still in my arms, now wiggles his way free and goes chasing after Jake. Jake catches Oy in his arms as they meet up. Asshole wants Jake to throw Oy over the side, but Jakeís only response is fuck you. I am thinking maybe I could telekinetically contain the explosion if the grenade kills off. I start to follow Jake so I can get a better view of the hand holding the grenade. The asshole says to stop right there or will all ride the handsome. He moves away from the end of the bridge and disappears between a couple of buildings. Just a little bit after that I hear a loud explosion. The grenade wasnít a dudÖ
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    The Dark Tower Ė From The Outside

    by Raven Knight on 12-16-2017 at 06:04 AM
    2017, 12-14

    The Dark Tower Ė From The Outside

    This is another dream weíre not a lot seem to happen, there was just a lot of talking. I am with the Dark Tower people, and everyone seems to be telling their stories. I am wondering why I am even there, unless someone is going to attack it seems pointless. Roland is talking about their ka-tet, how they were all meant to come together. That just results in me feeling more like an outsider since Iím not truly one of them. So I just sit there listening, without actually contributing anything. Roland is saying that it seems everyone else can read each otherĎs minds to a certain degree. He says he canít do that entirely, because heís not a full member of the ka-tet. I want to tell him that itís not him that doesnít belong here itís me that doesnít belong here. Finally it gets dark out. Everyone else goes to sleep except for Roland, he is standing watch. There is a large city up ahead that I know to be the city of Ludd. I hear drums playing from within the city. It sounds like a distant rock concert. I canít hear any of the instruments, but the drums would be audible furthest away anyhow. My imagination seems to fill-in guitars and vocals in the background though I canít quite hear what the words are. Roland asks if Iím OK? For some reason I donít just say yeah. For some reason I say that Eddy got out of his prison that was heroin addiction, Susanna got out of her prison from her mental illness, and yet Iím still in mine, I guess you could call the dreams a work release program? And thereís no escape pending. Roland says we are all in a prison of some kind. He says he did not choose the quest for the tower, it chose him. He may have preferred to settle down, there was a woman he knew long ago he wouldíve liked spend the rest of his life with. Thatís not what Ka had in store. At the same time, thereís no reason to give up. Thereís no telling when a door might open up into my prison or his prison and let us out.
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    The Dark Tower Ė River Crossing

    by Raven Knight on 12-16-2017 at 06:04 AM
    2017, 12-14

    The Dark Tower Ė River Crossing

    I am with Roland, Susanna, Eddie, Jake, MoSh. We are all making our way along a very old road. In the distance up ahead I can see what looks like a city. It looks like the type of city I would see in my own world, but it is clear that is not where we are. Eddie seems to think it looks like New York. I am not sure what city it could be, but I get a bad feeling about it. Part of me thinks we should go around it, but another part says there we have a train to catch there. We cannot go around. Before we get there however, we approach a small town. The town looks to be abandoned with many buildings that are falling down. Roland however says that he has a feeling there are people there. Eddie asked if theyíre friendly? Roland asks if a strange dog may bite? In other words, he doesnít know. We start making our way through the town at a rather slow pace. The purpose is so that they donít feel threatened by a quick approach, but also we donít look like weíre scared and easy targets. We come to an intersection. It crosses at right angles to the one weíre on. Roland picks up a rock and throws it at a metal box thatís hanging over the street. There is a loud clang, a bell rings, and a flag pops out of the box. It is a green flag that says go. Eddie thinks it is an old version of a street light, Susanna thinks that Roland just did something stupid, MoSh seems occupied with something that he sees off to the left. He is looking at what appears to be a large courthouse or church.

    As MoSh is watching the building, a couple of people emerge. One of them is an old man, and he is leading an old woman. The old woman seems hesitant and nervous, but the old man seems quite excited to see us. The old woman keeps asking if we are harriers? The old man says no, heís never seen a harrier with a weapon like that. He is indicating the guns sticking out of Rolandís holsters. The ones with the sandal wood grips, clearly they are distinct weapons of a gunslinger. We approach the two, and the man looks at the guns in awe. He says that we are no harriers, but there is a gunslinger with us. Roland speaks to them in a very respectful manner. I think he is using what they call the high speech, but I canít be sure since my translator translates everything pretty much equally. As he speaks to them, the old womanís face lights up. She says that he is a gunslinger. I take a closer look at her and see that she has no eyes. That is how come she did not know for sure he was a gunslinger until she heard him speak. Roland lets the blind woman feel one of the guns. We follow the old people back through the courthouse. Behind it there is a hidden oasis. They have a beautiful garden back there, and I can see they also have areas where they grow their own crops. They keep it all well hidden from the main streets so that roving harriers do not become aware of it.

    There is some more old people there. Two of them are twins, and the first thing that pops into my mind are Fred and George Weasley when they tried to cross DumbledoreĎs age line and became old. There is an elderly woman there who seems to be their leader. She is no doubt the village elder. She asked us if we will come break bread with them, and then palaver. She says she can see we are on a quest, though she knows not what we are seeking. Roland says that we are seeking the Dark Tower. She makes the sign of an evil eye, and says that is an accursed place. She says no one who has gone seeking the Dark Tower has ever returned. I feel like telling her that we are going to change that, but I donít see the point. I noticed that MoSh is talking to a couple of the people. I canít hear what he saying though. At this point the elder and one of the some of the others lead us through into a beautiful garden. It is here that we sit down and prepare to have our meal. There are no seats or tables, but it is very nice setting. The woman who is the leader announces our presence to everyone who is gathered. She announces Rolandís arrival as the return of the light. It is clear they hold gunslingers and very high esteem.

    The meal, which proves to be a wonderful thing, starts off with a drink that is some kind of a spiced cider. Roland warrens Jake not to drink much or will be carrying him out. I donít generally like alcohol, but the stuffs pretty good. I noticed for the first time that there is a Billy Bumbler following Jake around. I hadnít noticed Oy was with us. The people bring us food, and I feel rather bad about eating any of it since I donít really need to eat in the dream state. But that seems like a rather lengthy thing to try to explain to them, and if I donít explain and just refused to eat Iíll appear rude. So I decided at some point after this I will restore some of their food supply in exchange. I guess itís a good thing that I came to an acceptance of eating some of their food because the desert is some kind of amazing cake that I donít think I couldíve said no to. Soon in the meal is done, as if to announce its completion Eddie let out a loud burp that is acepted as a complement to the chef. The chef deserve lots of compliments. Then most everyone else leaves, because they say itís time to palaver. The elder is asking if we wonít stay the night, but Roland seems to think we need to move on quickly. Theyíre also suggesting that we should go around the city, which they have named blood, but Jake seems convinced that we have to go through it. I remember from the books that we have a train to catch.

    The rest of the time is spent exchanging stories and getting as much information about Ludd as possible. There is a single bridge leading in, and once inside there are two groups, the Greys and the Pubes that are always fighting and will no doubt both want to take Jake. There is also talk of Blaine the Monorail. Stories of this train indicate it can go faster than the speed of sound. These people tell of seeing it go by on the railway in the distance and then hearing a huge explosion shortly after it passed, which sounds like a sonic boom to me. They say the train hasnít traveled for many years, though they canít seem to agree on how many years. The blind woman insists she has heard a train leaving Ludd and heading in the opposite direction. While the other people in the town donít seem to believe her, I am thinking she is rightÖ being blind would enhance her hearing and if the wind was blowing right she might have heard even the distant sounds of the train leaving. My mind has wandered somewhat while listening, and I notice MoSh is nowhere to be seenÖ I wonder if he wandered off or woke up. I donít have much time to wonder before I wake up.
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