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    Hyu's Adventures

    I've been lucid dreaming all my life. But it is only in late 2010 that I was introduced to what lucid dreaming actually is,
    and that it is possible to induce lucid dreams. Soon after, I discovered Dreamviews.
    These are the adventures and the curiosities I experience in my dreams.

    Last edited on 2014.07.31

    ~ Recurring Locations ~

    • The Beach (Image)
      A place I often end up in if I get lost, or if I use a means of teleportation without thinking of a destination.
      It is always dusk whenever I am there. Usually the beach is empty, but occasionally something of interest can be found.
      The beach is a place of serenity. A place where I can be alone and safe.
    • Teraluna - Riven (Image) (Image)
      Teraluna is an inhabited moon within a binary star system.
      It is orbiting a blue gas giant. It is only sparsely lit by both suns, which are quite far away.
      Riven is a hidden sky city, hovering over the seas of Teraluna.
      It is a safe haven to all it's inhabitants, and home to Yuya.
      The city is lit entirely by colorful bioluminescent plants and creatures, giving the place a rather surreal and vibrant look.
      Riven is my favorite place to visit whenever I am lucid.

    ~ Recurring Characters ~
    • Yuya (Image)
      She has been in my dreams ever since my early teens.
      Formerly a goddess of water, she now lives in Riven.
      She is my spirit guide (although she does not like to be labeled as such)
      The connection I experience with her is incredible.
      She is my friend, my companion, my love, my ecstasy, my guide and my teacher.
    • Faye (Image)
      She is my dream guide, and often changes her appearance.
      But for some reason she has recently turned evil, and now haunts my dreams.
      She is no longer the same person, and can seemingly no longer be reasoned with.
    • Silver (Image)
      A character from childhood dreams.
      He used to be my rival, but is now my dear friend.
      He is not a man of many words, and I do not encounter him very often.
    • Liv (Image)
      Liv is a succubus, a kind of demon.
      She is young, inexperienced, shy, but immensely kind and compassionate,
      even though at first glance she looks demonic and dangerous.
      Nowadays she lives in Riven. Yuya and I guide her on her path towards adulthood.
    • Shinave (Image)
      Formerly a goddess of ice. She is a wise and intelligent person.
      She is Yuya's mother.
    • Ifrit (Image)
      Formerly a god of fire. A being of terrible force and power, but also incredible wisdom.
      He has lived for many hundreds of years, and still upholds old and conservative ideals.
    • Selene
      A character from childhood dreams.
      She has fallen to the templars a long time ago.
    • Templars
      A vile force of darkness that has threatened my dreams in the past.

    1. Crows and body paintings on the beach

      , 07-25-2014 at 01:40 AM (Hyu's Adventures)

      I'm at friends place in Cairo. He is preparing a huge feast.
      I am somewhat confused because we keep switching between English and French.
      Eventually I end up on the balcony and become lucid when I realize that I am far too comfortable speaking French.

      (After living in Germany for 7 years, I no longer am)
      I decide to jump off the balcony (3th or 4th floor I think) to change the scene.
      (I don't know why I've been doing this lately. It's not a very good means of changing scenes)

      I end up on the beach, which is a recurring dream scene.
      It is always dawn whenever I get here. The sky is a nice warm orange.
      Walking bare feet over the sand is very pleasant.
      I pick up some sand and play with it as I walk towards an area of interest.
      Usually the beach is empty, but occasionally I find something interesting.

      This time there is a rectangular black frame.
      Once I get closer I can see that the frame is not empty.
      It refracts light in an odd way, and taints everything purple.
      Almost as if there was a very thin layer of a purple liquid.

      I poke it with my right index finger. It buzzes me and ripples begin forming on the surface.
      The feeling is rather pleasant. It tingles a little.
      I drag my finger across it, creating complex patterns with the ripples.
      At least a minute goes by until I realize that I'm not being very productive.
      I step through the frame, which I assume is a portal to another place.

      I end up on another beach. It is similar to 'my beach', except that there are quite a few people here.
      There's also a few tents, and music! I try to engage more of my senses and make the music louder.
      I feel a familiar presence and move towards it.

      Close to the water I find some people dancing, a few others relaxing, having drinks that glow in the dark...
      and Crow. Sitting in a fucking Sofa, whereas everyone else is sitting in the sand.

      He's telling some grand story of his, and everyone seems quite captivated by it.
      Every single time... This bird really does know how to tell a story.
      Always surrounded by women, always a drink within reach. Dude knows how to have a good time.
      He senses me as I approach closer.

      "Hyu mate, how have you been?"

      I don't really have any time to answer before he starts bombarding me with more questions.

      "How's Yuya? And the other one? The cute one with horns and the tail?"
      "The one with the big boobs."
      "Really Crow? She's called Liv."
      "She is rather well endowed though."
      "How did you get here anyways?"
      "This place ain't exactly on the grid."

      "Walked through a purple portal on a beach created by my subconscious mind."
      "You dreamers, you're all a bit messed up in the head."
      "Subconscious here, Dream Guide there. Something something awareness and lucidity. I don't understand any of it."
      "That's okay Crow. Neither do we."

      We both laugh.

      Some naked lady with an absolutely amazing body painting brings drinks.
      They all glow in different colors. I take the blue/orange one.

      "Cheers mate."

      It is a rather strong alcoholic beverage. It's quite fruity, a little sweet.
      Judging by the amount of empty glasses, Crow has consumed an amount of alcohol that would easily be lethal to any human being.
      But he's Crow. I'm not even sure if he can get drunk.

      Crow resumes telling his story. It's about space ships and smuggling...

      I'm not really paying attention though. I look at the people dancing.
      They all have these really cool glowing body paintings.
      It's quite fascinating.

      Later I talked with Crow some more, but I can't remember what the conversation was about.
    2. Dreams change - Forest nymphs and computer games

      , 09-26-2011 at 04:11 AM (Hyu's Adventures)
      Continued from: Dreams change - A stay at an ice hotel on another world - Dream Journals - Lucid Dreaming - Dream Views

      I can hear voices. They are very gentle voices whispering unknown names.
      I feel like I'm floating.
      Am I in SP? Am I dreaming? Am I dreaming within the dream?
      I try to open my eyes but I can't.
      I can't feel my eyes, in fact, I can't feel my body at all.
      But I remain calm, I'm not worried at all.
      I like the whispering voices, they are so calm.

      Once of the voices gradually becomes louder:

      "Wake up sleepy head!"

      Huh? what? My eyes finally open.
      Yuya is leaning over me.

      "You weren't kidding when you told me you were a deep sleeper."
      "How late is it? It feels way too early to get up."
      "Does it matter? You do realize that you're technically asleep anyways yes?"

      ... oh... OH!

      I get our of bed.

      "I forgot."
      "Of course... don't forget to breathe. "

      I don't get that she's making fun of me at first, and think about whether I have to breathe or not.
      As soon as I get out of bed I realize how cold it still is.
      I realize that I'm still in the same bedroom as before, but the thought is very vague and in the back of my head.

      I start rubbing my hands instinctively.

      "No... I'm... stabilizing?"
      "Does the dream seem unstable to you?"

      I can literally feel everything.

      "Then stop rubbing your hands and let's do something productive, alright? "
      "Yes... how about we go somewhere... a bit less cold?"
      "It's an interesting experience for sure, but I think I've had enough of it."
      "Haha, alright, let's go to the other side of the planet, I think you're gonna prefer it over there."

      She does the bubble teleport trick again. I have no idea how it works, but it is very quick.

      We end up in a new location. It feels a bit dark at first, but my eyes quickly adapt.
      In fact I very quickly acquire the surreal version I've experienced quite a few times in my dreams.
      The landscape looks amazing!

      Everything is sort of dark, yet anything that emits light is so colorful and bright.
      The contrast between things is extreme.

      "There's a small village right over there."

      We're walking towards it slowly, I'm in no hurry.
      I really enjoy just being here. Everything is so beautiful,
      the temperature is just right, and there's a nice breeze of fresh air.

      I take a closer look at Yuya as we walk along this path, discussing random things.
      My vision is so good, I can see the pores on her skin.
      She's so beautiful...

      "Are you staring?"
      "Err... it's... for science!"
      "Haha... you monster. "

      The portal reference amuses me.

      We have to cross a bridge before entering.
      There's a few funny looking animals floating in the sky above the bridge.
      They all look like they belong in the sea rather than the sky, but they're interesting to look at nevertheless.

      Everything is so colorful. I really love it when I have this surreal vision.
      I should focus on it more often.

      We finally enter the village.
      It is inhabited by humanoids.
      I've met their kind before, they're very similar to humans, except they are in some kind of symbiosis with plants.
      You can see it very clearly if you look at their hair, because it's intermixed with plants growing out of their heads.
      It looks kinda cool. Some of them also have wings.

      We sit down at a bar out in the open. It's a really nice evening.
      I suddenly realize that even though I'm always intrigued and amazed by these alien creatures,
      I never actually talk to them.
      It's time to change that.
      There's a women sitting with us at the bar, why not talk to her?

      "Hey, I'm Hyu, nice to meet you!"

      Well, that might have been a bit formal.
      She looks at me curiously.

      "Hey! What species are you?"
      "I'm human."
      "Ooh, interesting! Spirit or dreamer?"
      "I'm dreaming."

      Oh wait, that's right. I AM dreaming.
      Well, I guess I haven't really forgotten, I just haven't thought about it for some time.

      "So, what do you do?"
      "What do you mean?"
      "In waking life, what do you do?"
      "I err..."

      Yuya looks at me funny.

      "He's programming computer games."
      "Oh, what's that?"

      I'm not sure how to explain, but I can feel Yuya's thoughts,
      which make it quite clear that all 3 of us could simply share our thoughts and
      my explanations would make perfect sense.

      So I proceed to explain what computer games are, and what programming them involves.
      I'm really surprised by how well she understands everything, she is super excited to hear
      about virtual games from another world.
      Yuya becomes rather interested as well and we end up discussing what I am currently working on.

      I talk about quadtree terrain, tesselation, atmospheric scattering, all sorts of things,
      and everything makes perfect sense to them.
      Even though I find some of the topics rather difficult, because they're rather new to me,
      I am able to explain everything perfectly.
      This is a lot more difficult in waking life.
      Explaining what a quadtree is, and why it's useful for terrain is usually enough to fuck with people's minds.

      Yuya and the other girl keep asking questions about computer games.
      I try to show both of them a few games by projecting memories of playing them into their minds.
      I end up showing them a few images from Portal, and they find the game concept amazing.
      Logic puzzles seem to be very popular in the dream world.

      After some time I feel the dream drifting away.
      That's really unfortunate, I'm enjoying myself a lot.
      I can't seem to prevent it by willpower though, and I'd feel stupid spinning around.

      "Aww... I'm waking up..."

      The words don't really leave my mouth, they just echo in my mind.
      I wake up...

      It's only after a few seconds that I realize how long this dream lasted.
      My mind must be playing tricks on me, because combined with the last dream,
      this felt like it lasted for at least half a day easily.
    3. Why do dreams feel more real than waking life? - Liv gets drunk.

      , 05-24-2011 at 05:55 PM (Hyu's Adventures)
      I'm hanging out in Haven with Yuya and Liv, but the dream isn't very vivid and I feel groggy.
      We're standing at some table, and I don't really know what's going on. How did I get here again?
      I'm not feeling adventurous at all, which is weird.

      Yuya notices this and approaches me.
      I feel uneasy and nervous as she is standing very close to me.

      She gives me a kiss on my cheek.
      Suddenly, I feel the urge to breathe, as if I had forgotten to do so for the past few minutes.
      As I breathe in, I get a massive shock of vividness and awareness.
      Colors become vibrant and burn into my eyes. I start to hear what is going on around me.
      It feels like every nerve in my body just turned on, I can feel everything!
      As if I was in a coma, and somebody just woke me up.
      I knew I was in Haven, I knew I was with Yuya and Liv, but it is only know that I truly realize what this means.
      I've experienced this sensation a few times, but it remains as impressive as the first time.

      "Holy shit!"

      Yuya laughs.
      I look at my hands, I can feel every single tiny hair on my hand and fingers, as the wind gently brushes through them.
      I quickly investigate my surroundings because I'm hearing music.
      The 3 of us are standing at a table with different drinks on it. There are other tables with other people as well, it appears that we're at some kind of party or celebration.
      There's a band playing many different string instruments, so that's where the music is coming from.
      I really like the music, it's mostly cinematic music, very dramatic, but also full of energy and very pleasant.

      Yuya hands both Liv and me drinks, they look like shots.
      Liv doesn't seem to trust her drink, she's investigating it carefully.
      Yuya and I pour ours down. It burns a bit in my throat, the drinks are very strong.
      But they're very good. Liv finally drinks a shot as well and seems quite surprised.

      "What wonderful liquid is this?"

      Yuya and I have to laugh, and we continue having a good time and having drinks. Liv is such an innocent girl.
      I clearly feel that I'm getting drunk, and I do so faster than I should.
      After just 3 shots I can already clearly feel the effect, but the dream remains extremely vivid.

      "Yuya... how come dreams feel more real than waking life?"

      She smiles.

      "In waking life, it feels like I'm on autopilot the whole time. I do not see the beauty of my everyday life, everything seems boring and normal even though it really isn't."
      "Why does it feel like I'm asleep in waking life and awake in my dreams... awake right now?"

      After some thinking Yuya replies.

      "In waking life, you are busy thinking about a million things at the same time."
      "You might not realize most of what's going on, but you subconscious continuously tries to solve all the problems of your life."
      "There is simply not enough room to think about your surroundings the way you do right now."

      As always, Yuya's explanation makes a lot of sense, but I still feel like I'm missing something.

      "Well... I simplified it quite a bit... it is quite complex, I don't know how to put it in words..."

      She puts her drink down and puts her hands around my neck. She then presses her forehead against mine an closes her eyes.
      Our thoughts merge for a second and I catch a glimpse of the proper explanation.
      But I can't understand it, it feels like it goes beyond the limits of my imagination.
      I do understand the conclusion though, and I feel like it makes more sense now.

      As Yuya opens her eyes I get lost in their beauty.
      I'll never get used to such beauty, to such infinite detail.
      Usually, I'd start feeling insecure and look away, because I know I'm streaming my thoughts towards Yuya, and she'll immediately realize that I'm thinking about how beautiful she is.
      But I'm drunk, and I keep looking for a bit as she smiles...

      "I feel funny!"

      Both of us look back at Liv, she seems to have had quite a few shots while we were distracted.

      "Liv, are you drunk?"
      "Huh? I don't know."
      "Have you never had any alcohol?"
      "Uuuuuh, I don't think so?"

      You can tell by the way she moves that she's really drunk.
      I have trouble avoiding to laugh out loud, but I got a funny idea.

      "Liv, tell us a funny story!"

      Yuya is about to crack up.

      "I'm way too insecure to tell you anything shameful!!!"

      But she continues anyways.

      "So... you know how I seduce people in their dreams to leech some of their energy?"
      "Well... see, when a succubus seduces someone, she awakens the natural sexual urges within that person, but blocks out the thought of having sex..."
      "This way you get lost in a state where you're extremely aroused, but you won't do anything..."
      "But err... apparently not everyone is... interested in the same things?"
      "There was this guy, about a year ago... he casually started to get his dick out... I thought I had forgotten to block his sex thoughts at first... but I didn't!"
      "He proceeded to try to FUCKING PEE ON ME. I mean, can you believe this shit?"
      "What is wrong with people???"

      This is too much.
      Yuya and I burst out laughing. We both have to hold on to the table to avoid falling to the ground.
      Liv, the shy succubus, that fact alone is funny enough as it is, but hearing her tell this story because she's drunk, it's just too funny.
      All three of us can't stop laughing... I can feel the dream fade away, but I can't stop.