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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. Dreams change - A stay at an ice hotel on another world

      , 09-26-2011 at 02:49 AM (Hyu's Adventures)
      I neglected my online DJ quite a bit. :/
      I'll try to update it more regularly again.

      I'm walking around my room when I suddenly spot an owl sitting on the frame of a window leading outside.
      I get a déjà-vu feeling. This doesn't come as too much of a surprise though, this very thing happened today in waking life.

      (It did, I actually managed to film him for a minute or so. )

      I am dreaming.
      The owl flies away as I approach the window. That's kind of unfortunate, I wanted to pet it.
      Looking outside the window I notice that everything looks rather weird.
      For one, the colors are off, but the shapes of the trees don't seem to be correct either.
      Everything looks close to it's waking life counterpart, but at the same time, it couldn't be more different.

      This is kind of weird, and I decide to jump out of the window to investigate.
      I don't feel the impact of landing at all, the dream probably isn't very stable.
      I start rubbing my hands, to get some feeling into my dream body.
      As I do this I notice that the whole sky changes.
      Huh? this is odd.
      It suddenly starts to snow, even though there are no clouds in the sky, and it doesn't really feel that cold?

      Just as I think that, I can suddenly feel the icy breeze. What the heck?
      I decide to take my shirt off, to feel the cold even more strongly to hopefully further stabilize the dream.
      This has worked once in the past, it might work again.
      Unfortunately it doesn't really strengthen my senses though.
      I can still feel the coldness, but the feeling is quite dull.
      The colors aren't very vivid either, and rubbing my hands doesn't feel right.

      I turn around and notice that my house is gone.
      This dream isn't stable at all, this isn't working.
      I decide to try something I have thought of a few times.
      I will wake myself up, then try to DEILD and hopefully end up in a more stable dream.
      I close my eyes and wait for a bit, focusing on not opening my eyes.

      I wake up within seconds, and my eyes open just a tiny bit before I'm able to stop.
      After some light flashing, which I don't really think about, I seem to fall back asleep.

      I'm not entirely certain that I have begun dreaming yet, but I open my eyes anyways.
      Yep, definitely dreaming!
      I get up and rub my hands again, this time it feels much more realistic.
      Great! I summon my phoenix wings and teleport to Teraluna, hoping to meet up with Yuya.

      After meeting up we stroll over the local market, discussing random things.
      I end up telling her about the dream I had previous to this one.

      "Something has changed, my dreams feel different..."
      "How so?"
      "Colors for example. My dreams used to be dominated by cold colors, but they aren't anymore."
      "Then there's coldness, I have only recently started to experience dreams where I was cold."
      "Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike it at all, but for some reason it feels so weird."
      "Haha, don't worry about it, your perception can change over time, it's perfectly natural."

      "Yeah... if only the cold would feel remotely as enjoyable in waking life."
      "You really seem to enjoy it in dreams, you've mentioned it before."
      "Hey, wanna go visit the temple of ice on Twi'jur?"

      "Uuh... sure, why not?"

      I'm a bit worried that I won't make the transition to a new place without waking up.
      This dream has been going on for some time now.
      I try to suppress that thought though, it won't do me any good.

      Yuya performs some sort of trick to create a teleportation bubble.
      It's the first time I'm seeing it, she usually draws portals.

      We end up inside a big room, which reminds me of an hotel reception.
      I shiver from the cold... this place is completely made out of ice!

      I wonder if ice hotels look anything like this in waking life... well, probably not.
      We start walking up a spiral staircase, which is made out of ice as well.
      The ice is very clear and you can see through the stairs.
      My feet start hurting really bad from walking on the ice barefoot.
      It really burns. I wanted to ignore it at first, but it just becomes too painful over time.

      I decide to channel a tiny bit of energy into my feet, to heat them up.
      I can feel a tiny layer of ice melting under my feet, and the pain immediately goes away.

      "Try not to melt the whole place down, yes?"
      "Haha, no worries."

      Thinking about it, Yuya doesn't seem cold at all.
      We reach a higher level of the building we're in, which is a lot more lively than it was downstairs.
      There are different kind of humanoid creatures walking and flying around.
      I spot many fairy type creatures with ice wings.
      I'm assuming that they're the natural inhabitants of this place.

      We stop at some kind of shop... they're selling ice creams, sweet!
      It seems like you can only get a single scoop of ice cream at a time.
      Yuya and I both get one.
      She's sort of staring at me, waiting for me to eat my ice cream which I find a bit weird.
      I decide to do something funny and put the whole thing in my mouth with a single bite.

      "What... what are you doing?"

      I realize I can't swallow, it's too big.
      But I know just what to do, I channel some energy into my mouth, melting the ice cream, and swallow everything at once.
      It was still quite a bit colder than I anticipated though.
      I get a massive brain freeze, it hurts so much that my vision blacks out for a second.

      "Haha, what are you doing? You don't learn, do you?"
      "Nope. This is the correct way of eating ice cream, I insist! "

      We did something after that, but I cannot recall what it was.

      It's getting late and we're both tired.
      Fortunately this seems to be an hotel and we get a room for the night.
      To my disappointment, the bed is made out of ice as well.
      Sure, there are some cloth covers over it, but this is going to be a cold night.
      It's probably going to be uncomfortably hard as well.

      "I can't promise that I'm not going to melt through this during the night."
      "Haha, please don't do that, I don't want to drop into the room below us midnight."
      "That would be quite awkward... but insanely hilarious."
      "No doubt, I still suggest you keep your firey spells to a minimum."
      "Alright alright. "

      Sharing a bed doesn't feel uncomfortable anymore.
      I remember that it felt really awkward the first few times after I started inducing lucid dreams,
      but for some reason it abruptly stopped.
      I'm much more confident around Yuya, I like it.

      The bed isn't as uncomfortable and as cold as I thought it would be.
      Still, I'd prefer it do be warmer.
      My vision quickly starts blacking out.
      No wonder, it feels like this dream has lasted for hours, there's no way I can keep it up for longer...

      Continued: http://www.dreamviews.com/blogs/hyu/...r-games-24512/

      Updated 09-26-2011 at 04:14 AM by 37117

      lucid , side notes
    2. Totm attempts / Hibiscus girl / Destiny

      , 09-13-2011 at 02:51 AM (Hyu's Adventures)
      I wasn't really able to write these down until now, I just had lots of things to do.
      I have noticed that my dream recall has been acting a bit weird over the past few days.
      I just seem to remember a ton of dreams, though most of them are very vague and fragmented.
      My dreams don't seem to be more vivid or any longer though, so I'm not really sure if it's "better".
      Nevertheless it feels weird remembering like ~10 different fragments a day.
      These are a few interesting ones.

      Totm Attempt #1: Butterfly
      I WILD during an afternoon nap, trying to complete the Totm.
      I'm quite confident that I'll manage to succeed on the first try.

      My dream starts on "the beach".
      For some reason some of my WILD's randomly seem to start out on this beach.
      It always looks the same, and it is always dusk.
      I remember the Totm and approach the water in order to walk on it.
      This is going to be easy I have done this many times before.

      But as I approach the beach I suddenly spot a butterfly.
      It is extremely colorful, with very colorful and vivid patterns on its wings.
      It's emitting glowing particles.
      I follow it, intrigued as to where it is going and completely forget about the Totm.

      Totm Attempt #2:
      I have another dream of being lost in an unknown hotel.
      I become lucid and remember the Totm.
      The dream is unstable and I'm not thinking very clearly.
      Instead of stabilizing, I start running around aimlessly, attempting to find a water surface.
      The dream quickly fades to black and ends.

      The hibiscus girl:
      I had another dream about the hibiscus girl: Another mysterious woman / Emotional and sensory overload - Dream Journals - Lucid Dreaming - Dream Views
      Unfortunately my recall of it is quite bad.

      This time we are on the surface of another planet.
      She has a red hibiscus attached to her left ear, looking very similar to the one drawn on her bikini last time.
      We're having a discussion, I demand to know who she is.
      She refuses to tell me though.
      It seems clear by now that she is reading my DJ, I'm considering that she might be a DV member.
      I make the comment that she has an "unfair advantage" over me, because she's able to read my DJ, yet I know nothing about her.

      But she keeps denying my requests, and says that she likes being in control.
      I remember that last time she was able to drag me to another place by simply looking into my eyes.
      I attempt to do the same thing to her, and manage to drag her to the beach.

      This surprises her quite a bit, but it also seems to amuse her.
      I say that I never stated that I write everything down in my online DJ, she might be in for a few surprises.
      She makes a comment that makes me believe that this is some sort of game to her.
      I somehow understand this reasoning though and begin to share it.

      Totm Attempt #3:
      I decide to attempt the Totm yet again. I'm determined to complete both tasks.
      I do it during an afternoon nap yet again since I had some success last time, except that I got distracted.

      Surprisingly, I enter the dream on the beach yet again.
      This time I decide to stabilize the dream though, and calm my mind.
      I rub my hands and slowly approach the sea.
      I feel the sand beneath my toes. It's still moderately warm.

      For some reason I'm a bit nervous as I start walking on the water surface.
      Oddly enough I seem to be afraid to fail, even though I've done it many times before.
      Fortunately, it works flawlessly.
      I walk on the water, deeper into the sea with my arms stretched out for additional balance.

      Alright, so far so good, controlling elements is next.
      I look at my right hand and make it catch on fire.
      This is quite straightforwards as I have manipulated fire many times before.
      But what other element could I possibly manipulate?
      Water...? No. That's probably too hard.

      I create an arc of lightning between two of my fingers.
      I think that I have completed the Totm for a moment, but then realize that lighting isn't exactly one of the 4 elements.
      What were the other ones again?
      Fire, Water... Earth? I wouldn't know what to do with earth...
      Wind it is.

      I compress some of the air around me into my right fist and release it forwards.
      This creates a shock and air is propelled forwards.
      The pressure upsets the water surface.

      I'm not really satisfied with the result though.
      I do the same thing again, this time compressing much more air.
      This time it creates a small tornado, that runs flat over the water surface.
      It lifts some of it up and sprays it all over the place.

      I'm quite satisfied, and happy that I managed to complete both tasks within a single dream.
      I decide to dive into the sea to see if I'll find something interesting, but it doesn't take long until I wake up.

      After a long time, I've started having dream fragments of "Destiny" yet again: Recurring dream about a spaceship mission to find extraterrestrial life. - Dream Journals - Lucid Dreaming - Dream Views
      None of them drove "the plot" forward though.
      I was always on board the Destiny completing a random task.
      My memories of the dream fragments are quite vague.
    3. More randomness on the verge of lucidity

      , 04-22-2011 at 03:38 PM (Hyu's Adventures)
      non dream - lucid - non lucid

      I wake up after ~8 hours of sleep, but I still feel very tired.
      I decide to go back to sleep.

      I'm in what appears to be an hotel room, but instead of a bed there is a long desk with 4 PC monitors on it, and some audio equipment including 2 microphones.
      It seems that I am casting a SC2 tournament game from here. I wonder who my co-caster is.
      Day9? o_O That's kind of a surprise. But then I feel like we've known each other for a long time, and it's all normal.
      We cast a game between some well known player and a mouse. (Yes, an actual mouse... the animal >_>)
      After we're done casting (the mouse won) we discuss that this mouse is rather intelligent, and day9 compliments the high APM.
      I'm tired and I want to go to bed... I know we're at an hotel and I can sleep in the next room.

      I'm now in a bed in the next room, but I can't sleep.
      There's about 10 people sleeping in the room, which I find a bit weird and uncomfortable.
      I get up and decide to go for a walk.
      Another guy stands up at the same time, he's a friend from high school.
      We leave the hotel room, which leads straight into my old high school building.
      We walk through the main corridor and he lights a cigarette.
      He hands it to me and I start smoking, but then I realize I'm not a smoker, and the cigarette tastes horribly.
      I put out the cigarette on my hand, because I know it's not going to hurt and throw it into a trash can.

      Some official person from the high school sees this and gets insanely mad at me because smoking is forbidden inside the building.
      I tell him to relax, I'm not even in high school anymore.

      Then he gets even more angry saying I have no reason to be here.
      "But I sleep here!"
      He freaks out, "DO YOU THINK THIS IS A FUCKING HOTEL?"

      I'm now in front of the Hotel/School outside a small restaurant.
      Me and a few friends from high school are having dinner.
      I notice an odd yellowish liquid in my glass, what on earth did I order to drink?
      I take a sip and notice that the liquid has now attached itself to my lip, forming a string between my lower lip and the glass.
      What the fuck is this.
      I try to remove it by pulling on the string with my hand.
      The string just gets longer and longer.
      One of my friends starts laughing at me and explains it's a chemic reaction and some sort of prank. (he's studying chemistry and likes to do pranks in waking life)
      After I get it off I notice that I've just eaten a lot of stuff I don't usually eat.
      I wonder why I did that and stare up into the sky.
      It's night already, I can see the stars.
      Wait a second... I never ate this food, the dream skipped over it, I'm dreaming!
      I look back down to investigate the current scene.

      But when I look back down I notice I'm no longer at the restaurant.
      I'm alone, hiding in between some debris.
      I look around, the scenery feels post-apocalyptic, and reminds me of fallout.
      The streets are cracked, all buildings around appear to have been destroyed by explosions many years ago.
      Everything appears gray and sad.
      Above me is some sort of huge construct, only supported by a few thin pillars.
      Whatever it is, it is falling apart, debris is falling down, which is presumably why I hid in this corner in the first place.
      I hear voices screaming that the things is coming down and will explode, that everyone should make a run for it.

      I decide to make a run for it myself and start running uphill, not getting hit by any debris fortunately.
      Suddenly I notice an hotel to my left, of course, I was at that hotel.
      There are a few cars in front of it, and lots of people running away.
      Why does nobody use the cars?
      I spot a Continental GT and decide it's the fastest and most robust out of them and get inside. (I've driven one in waking life a few times)
      The keys are inside, lucky me.
      The passenger door opens and my dad gets inside "gogogo!"
      I start the engine and drive in reverse doing a 180 to point the car into the correct direction.

      I'm now in front of the street. All people are running to the left, uphill, but I can see the passage is blocked.
      To the right, downhill, is the construct which is falling apart.
      There's no way we'll make it going uphill, I decide to try to drive under the collapsing construct.
      I put the gearbox in manual because I don't like automatics and use the paddle shifters.
      I accelerate hard towards the construct.
      The pillars break, and the whole thing starts coming down.
      I press the accelerator pedal harder, knowing it won't make a difference, and hope to somehow make it.
      And we do, by a meter at most. The construct crashes into the ground right behind us.
      My dad tells me to keep going, the thing is going to explode.

      I drive as fast as I can, luckily the road is straight.
      Then suddenly there is snow on the road, and a corner up ahead... fuck!
      I hit the brakes hard, but the car is barely slowing down.
      I have to swing the steering wheel left and right wildly to prevent the car from spinning out.
      Still doing 220km/h, there is no way I'll be able to slow down enough for the corner.

      But then suddenly my sense of presence turns on, and I can feel what lies behind the corner.
      There is a canyon right behind it, meaning if I can't make the corner we'll fall into the canyon.
      On the other side of the canyon seems to be a salt desert.

      I get off the brakes and back on the accelerator.
      My dad freaks out. "What are you doing?"
      "Trust me..."

      I don't take the corner, I just drive straight into the canyon.
      I close my eyes, and concentrate on the other side of it, and try to lower it with dream control, so that we can make the jump.
      As I open my eyes again, I see that the other side stays perfectly leveled with he falling car, and we make it to the other side just fine.
      I see a massive explosion in the mirrors of the car...