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    1. Bad Schema

      by , 08-11-2016 at 09:32 PM (The Dream Adventures of MadMonkey)
      For those new to lucid dreaming, I don't wan't you to read this entry and think that WILD is hard or that it is difficult to stabilize dreams. It will only poison your mind with bad expectations. WILDs are normally much more vivid than most lucids, actually.

      I again took 8mg of galantamine, 600mg of alpha gpc with one scrambled egg. I did SSILD after half an hour and then started WILD.


      08.11.2016
      08:30 AM
      Bad Schema (SSILD WILD)

      I start to have imagery of the game dwarf fortress. It must have a really good graphics pack because it looks almost intelligible! It is adventure mode and I am in a dungeon with two companions. There is an enemy coming at me and it is actually multiple tiles across! I am sitting at my computer in my room and can feel the chair now. What version of dwarf fortress is this? I look and see it is part of the masterwork mod. For some reason I hear my sisters voice coming from my roommates bed. I wonder if the dream is stable enough for me to do anything and try and look over. I have a weird sensation and everything beyond my desk is very blurry. I look back now and the main monitor is off now. The second monitor has the dreamviews irc. I try to turn on the main monitor with the button but it does nothing. I type "Hi, This is a dream." into the chat and notice that everyone's names are abbreviated. Mine is MM. Other people reply but I don't really read what they say. I will the main monitor on with my mind and navigate back to dwarf fortress. I load the vanilla version because that is what I prefer. I play around with it for a bit but wonder if I can get on with the dream now and try to summon a stability potion with my left hand. I don't feel the potion though. In fact, I can't feel anything with my left hand. I try and stand up but my right eye flutters open for a split second and I see the wall by my bed.

      I am laying in bed. This was probably a false awakening but I wasn't sure and could hear my roommate walking around and don't wan't to disturb him. Actually, I could hear a ton of voices talking with him. He left to go somewhere this morning. Is this him and his friends stopping in to get something for their trip? No, this has to be hypnogogia. I can even feel their footsteps vibrate my bed. After a few minutes I hear the door open, close and there are no more voices.

      A new dream starts to form. I am at work with a coworker. I am going through the motions of work even though I am not actively controlling my body yet. It isn't terribly vivid but I hang on and I'm patient. I do a nose plug RC and it works but the dream isn't getting more vivid. I try and summon a stability potion and it doesn't work. I see a blurry green bottle on a table and think it may be the potion so I pick it up and drink it. It tastes a bit weird but it's not so bad.
      In retrospect, I was drinking window cleaner without realizing it. Bleeeeegh. I walk outside expecting things to get more vivid but things still don't seem right. I have tunnel vision and feel really weird. I waddle around and realize I am at the school I went to as a kid. I walk onto the playground and while I don't feel vivid I might as well get on with it. This is probably just bad schema making me unstable and I should be fine if I engage with the dream. I stick both my hands back and imagine FireFlyMan and DreamCafe11 both grabbing hold. I loose my balance a bit and my face feels really swollen. Nothing happens. I try again and again just loose my balance. I start to wake up and try to DEILD but it seems to be taking a long time. Maybe this is an FA! I do a noes plug RC and nope, I'm awake.

      I went ahead and wrote this down so I would at least get points for a WILD and tried again.


      08.11.2016
      10:30 AM
      Muh-Nems (Semi Lucid)

      I go to the store so I can buy a comfortable chair to take a nap in in the hopes of getting a WILD. I am semi lucid but clearly not all there. I look at the price and even though the lawn chair is on sale I don't think it is worth the money. I go outside the store and fly to my car and go home.

      I am with my girlfriend and we have some guests over. We have some snacks and I am eating M&Ms and find one that is extra large and oval shaped. I try and read what it says but it is smudged so I eat it and find another oval one. "#Special 1/1000 M&M" It says. My girlfriend says that who ever finds the 1/1000 M&M's has to pay for all of the drinks. I eat all of them without saying because they are more chocolaty than the other M&M's!



      Even though this didn't go so great I am making progress with WILD. I tried specifically to wait for the dream to actually form before moving but I still should have been more choosy on what dream I actually let form. If I didn't engage I could have waited for a vivid dream or false awakening and started my lucid from there. That is what I will try next time.

      Updated 08-11-2016 at 09:56 PM by 32125

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    2. Police Chase!

      by , 06-26-2016 at 07:25 AM (The Dream Adventures of MadMonkey)
      06.25.2016
      11:00AM
      Police Chase!DILD

      NON-LUCIDLUCID OTHER

      I am talking to a friend and she tell's me she opened up a boba tea cafe on the college campus I go to. I ask her if she is hiring and she tells me yes she is. I get the job and get to start right away. I actually got a similar job in waking life but under more normal circumstances. I wonder if I will ever dream of my real work. That would be a pretty boring dream. haha They tell me to wipe down and clean everything in the cafe. They even want me to take apart the appliances and clean the parts. It is sort of a drag but because it is my first day and I want the job I do it.

      After a bit of cleaning the dream skips forward to me driving home to my mom's house. That doesn't really make sense because I live on my own now. I really need to RC when ever I am there. Wait, I am there for weekend right now! *nose plug* My sister's family is visiting. Some sort of emergency siren starts going off outside and the news says to evacuate but doesn't explain why. Could it be an earthquake, terrorists, a meteorite? There isn't enough room for everyone in one vehicle so I offer to drive separate. Everyone in the neighborhood is lining up behind a checkpoint to get out of the neighborhood. That's weird. If this was a natural disaster evacuation I don't think there would be this many police just sitting around. I realize I never really packed anything in my car and turn around to go back to my house.

      On the way inside I see a friend. In retrospect, both "friend" DCs don't represent real people from my waking life but I still think they are a friend. Weird. "Hey man. Let's get out of here. Can you back my car into the garage while I get stuff to pack. It's the silver Jeep over there." I say as I hand them the keys. I go inside and look in my closet for the tiny little box where I put some of the sentimental things I wouldn't want to loose for situations just like this. I also get the backpack that contains my laptop and dream journal and realize that is everything that is worth spending more time packing. I head out and find my friend is packing my camping equipment into the trunk. "I just don't want to be caught off guard if this is more of an apocalypse type emergence." he explains. I agree and grab my hatchet for chopping wood. "No, you need more than that if it's zombies." He shows me he has an AR-15. The police are watching and freek out. They open fire on us with full auto weapons. my "friend" crumples besides me and I jump behind the cover of my Jeep. "Those are the terrorists. Get them!" I get behind the wheel and start driving. They keep unloading on me but luckily they only hit my Jeep while they still have a clean shot.

      I am in a chase now and there are quite a few police cars following me. I am thankful that I played so much Need for Speed back in the day. I guess that taught me how to maintain control during high speed turns. The neighborhood feels like a maze. I can't find a way out that isn't blocked off. I take a wrong turn and see a dead end sign at the end. Wait, there is a small ally for pedestrians. It looks just big enough to fit my jeep. I blast through a metal gate and skid onto a larger road. Cars swerve out of my way while I try and get back on the right side of the road. I don't see any police cars and I'm near the edge of town now. If I could get to the freeway I should be able to get away. Right around then I here a helicopter. I look up at it while I try and figure out how to get away from it. I pull over in on of the dry fields that surroundings my Bakersfield. As long as it can see me I will never loose them. I wish I had a rocket launcher or was lucid right now.
      Wait! I nearly face palm. I am dreaming right now. I have goals to do. I need to destroy a beehive for the Dream Hero League.

      I fly up to try and get above the helicopter and imagine myself as invisible to DCs for good measure. I wanted to do this task in Los Angeles though. I bet the DHL headquarters is in downtown LA. I fly up higher and see that I am actually in the San Fernando valley now. It is dark but I tell myself it's okay it won't wake me up as long as there is this much street lights. I can't quite see the LA skyline from here so I fly up as fast as I can. I think I over did it because when I looked back down I could see the curvature of the earth and most of the United States. It only took a few seconds so I estimate I was flying at about Mach 500! That is fast but it would still take me 25 minutes to get to the moon. No wonder I always have problems flying there. I need to practice teleporting. instead. I fly down closer until all I can see is Los Angeles. The geography is right but I don't see any buildings. I imagine the buildings there and eventually get it right but right before I fly down it becomes an island and looks wrong again. I get frustrated which only makes it harder to teraform things. I start to wake up and can't pull myself back into the dream because I don't have anything to grab onto so high up and lost feeling in my dream body. I can tell it is to late for a DEILD so I just let myself wake up and enjoy that I got another lucid dream.




      This is the second time I wasted a lucid trying to get to Los Angeles. I think it is because I pictured myself attempting it closer to my apartment and then trying to go to the HQ. I should postpone my goal of doing DHL missions until next month. My next goal should be to practice teleporting because it will make future goals much easier.

      Updated 08-06-2016 at 05:27 AM by 32125

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