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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. Dancing with the wolves, Dragon at Stonehenge

      , 07-05-2011 at 04:10 PM (Hyu's Adventures)
      I've averaged about 5 hours of sleep the past few weeks which is obviously not very good for lucid dreaming, and I kind of stopped trying because it felt like a hopeless endeavor until I have more time.
      I still occasionally try to WILD during naps, which works sometimes, but nap dreams are always quite short.
      This is the first day where I could sleep for as long as I wanted in a long time.
      I went to bed wishing for a nice lucid.

      1. I'm at Uni. Someone tells me that they have seen wolves around here at night.
        They suggest that I close my windows at night because apparently wolves come and kill you in your sleep if you leave them open.
        I don't really believe any of it though.

      2. I wake up in my bed and I am startled by a bright wolf right next to me.
        I check my windows. Yep, they're open, but why? I never leave them open.
        I quickly notice that the wolf isn't hostile at all, in fact he looks kind of cute.
        I pet him and he's clearly enjoying it...

      3. Dancing with the wolves
        I wake up again. Well, that's not right, how can I wake up twice in a row?
        Oh. I'm dreaming, of course! How exciting! It's been some time since my last DILD.
        I immediately start contemplating doing all kinds of things when I notice that the dream is about to fall apart.
        I feel the buzzing vibrations all over my skin and my vision is fading to black. Shit!

        My first reflex is to spin wildly, even though I usually try to DEILD in these situations.
        Lucky for me, the spinning stabilizes the dream and the vibrations stop.
        That was close. I try to remain calm and take a walk in my apartment trying to get my emotions under control.
        I end up next to my bathroom and I hear someone singing in my bathroom.

        It's a female voice humming a melody. I can also hear water drops.
        Is someone in my bathtub? I walk inside my bathroom and I find Olivia Wilde in my bathtub.
        This is a huge surprise. Fortunately I've calmed down and I'm able to control myself and keep the dream stable.
        She's wearing clothes in the bathtub for some reason. Blue jeans and a grey shirt.

        "Why don't you join me?"

        The bathtub is wider than in waking life, there's easily enough place for the both of us.
        Why not? I enter the bathtub. The water feels nice and warm.

        "So, what is Olivia Wilde doing in my bathtub?"
        "Why don't you ask your subconscious?"

        Clearly a reference to this dream: Experimenting with Dream Control - Creating Worlds & Meeting Olivia Wilde

        "Am I not technically asking my subconscious already?"
        "Haha, you're good."

        I wonder where this is going.
        Suddenly Olivia imitates the howling of a wolf.

        "I want to run. I want to run aimlessly through the forest and enjoy this wonderful night."
        "Will you come with me?"


        She stares deeply into my eyes.
        I can see the reflection in her eyes changing, it looks very interesting and she has very beautiful eyes.
        Suddenly I can feel the air brushing over my skin.
        We're outside now, in front of a forest I do not know.
        I understand that she just teleported the both of us here.

        It's the middle of the night, but everything is lit rather well by the full moon, which is bigger than usual.
        The lighting gives everything a rather mysterious but beautiful look.

        "Let's run!"

        Olivia turns into a big wolf right in front of me.

        It's bigger than a wolf in waking life, but that doesn't prevent it from looking absolutely adorable.
        She howls again, very loudly.
        Then she takes off into the forest. After a few meters she stops and looks at me.
        She's waiting for me.

        I feel like I'm supposed to turn into a wolf, and even though I know that I suck horribly at transforming into other beings, I give it a try.
        And oddly enough, it works perfectly.
        As soon as I have transformed myself into a white wolf, I can feel the urge to run through the forest.
        I howl loudly before entering the forest, and Olivia mimics it.

        We're running through the forest as fast as we can. We're ridiculously fast, I'm guessing that we're going about 100km/h.
        It's quite hard navigating the forest at these speeds, but oh my god, it feels SO GOOD.
        I can feel every single hair in my fur moving with the wind and I can see so clearly in the dark with my wolves eyes.
        This must be what WakingNomad feels like all the time.
        It's such a wonderful feeling to experience the world as a different being.

        We stop on a high hill where we can overlook the whole forest and we howl into the night.

      4. Dragon at Stonehenge
        I open my eyes and quickly realize that I am waking up.
        I try to avoid moving in order to DEILD.
        Even though I have moved a bit, I'm still confident that I can enter a dream.
        I feel a sort of "click", like something has changed.
        For some reason I look to my left, even though there's nothing of interest there in my room in waking life.

        Olivia is lying right in front of me, our bodies are nearly touching.
        This startles me, I totally wasn't expecting this and my vision instantly blacks out.

        But then I feel myself falling and I hit the ground.
        I'm in the middle of the city.
        I get up and notice that everyone is looking at me.
        Right, I'm wearing nothing but shorts.

        "Move along."

        Everyone starts going back to their normal business.
        Haha, DCs are so easy to manipulate.
        I summon my dragon wings and take off into the sky.
        I pick a direction and fly towards is as fast as I can just a few meters over the ground.

        "Faster, FASTER!!!"

        I can feel the shock of breaking the sound barrier, and suddenly everything feels sort of calm.
        Except for the pressure on my skin which becomes greater the faster I go.
        I'm not really sure what I'm doing, but this feels great.
        I haven't flown for too long, I missed it.

        Mid-flight I decide I want to teleport to Teraluna.
        But I can't summon my phoenix wings whilst I have my dragon wings out... or something?
        I simply unsummon my dragon wings and then attempt to teleport which works.

        SHIT! I'm still going just as fast as before.
        My feat touch the ground and I try to break as hard as I can by quickly spreading my wings again.
        I'm sliding over Yuya's terrace at abnormal speeds, and I manage to stop just centimeters before hitting something.

        "Quite a dramatic entrance, I'll give you that."

        I give her a big hug.

        "You're in a good mood!"
        "Of course I am!"

        I notice I still have my dragon wings out.

        "I will turn into a dragon!"
        "I turned into a wolf before, I can do it!"
        "Of course you can. Hey, let's go fly together!"

        Yuya opens a portal hovering over the ground.
        We both jump in. I come out on the other side transformed into a dragon.
        This is earth! We're just above the clouds.
        Yuya comes out of the portal, she has many watery wings, they look beautiful.
        We both dive through the clouds, flying straight down to catch speed and break off the free fall just before hitting the ground.
        We fly over open fields and I occasionally roar deeply to make it known that a dragon is flying in the skies.

        We slow down when I see a familiar object.

        Stonehenge! I don't think I've ever been here before.
        We land on one of the pillars, there doesn't seem to be anyone else here.
        For some reason I have to think of WakingNomad. I remember reading that he's been here a few times.
        It feels appropriate to let him know that I was here, so I roar as loudly as I can up into the sky.

        I put so much pressure into roaring that I am accidentally spitting quite a bit of fire.
        The sound is deep and so loud it causes the ground to vibrate.
        As I stop I see that flames are still travelling towards the clouds.
        I think I overdid it "a bit".
        I look at Yuya.


        We both start laughing and I loose my transformation and fall off the pillar to the ground back in human form.
        Yuya drops to the ground right next to me, she probably lost her balance as well.
        We keep laughing like little children. Life is good.
    2. Experimenting with Dream Control - Creating Worlds & Meeting Olivia Wilde

      , 06-05-2011 at 02:08 AM (Hyu's Adventures)
      A few months ago I had to design an "innovative" game as some sort of homework.
      Even though I had a good idea, I couldn't figure out one of the key elements in the game.
      I thought about it a lot and randomly ended up having a lucid dream where I actually was in the game I designed.

      To my surprise, the problematic element in questions was already fixed in a rather brilliant way, which I thought was absolutely awesome.
      Since then I've been meaning to test if I can actively use lucid dreaming to sort of overcome similar hurdles, where I'm lacking the creativity to solve a certain problem.

      I wake up.
      I try not to move and close my eyes, trying to remember any dreams.
      Oddly enough, my mind is blank, I feel like something is preventing me from thinking clearly.
      I find this rather weird and decide to get up.
      Grabbing my dream notebook I notice that the currently open page is not empty.
      Did I write something down during the night? I can't remember doing so.

      I have a hard time deciphering the text in my notebook, which Isn't very unusual since I often take notes with the lights off if I wake up during the middle of the night.
      Suddenly the text seems clear. It says:

      "Fireflies in the Sky. Wake up!"

      It's written in very beautiful old fashioned style.
      I can't have written this! My handwriting is horrible!
      What does this even mean?

      Then I get it... I'm dreaming!
      Fireflies? Huh? Oh well, the wake up note was useful.

      I rub my hands.
      For once I try to remember if I set myself any goals for lucid dreams, which is something I always forget to do.
      I try to think of the current task of the month, but then I remember it's already June and I haven't checked what the current Totm is.
      Then I remember the dream where I solved my game design issue and that I wanted to try if I can do something like that voluntarily.

      I decide that I want to create a game right now, but I want my subconscious to design it for me.
      An exploration adventure type of game in a mysterious world, that's what I want to create!
      Something sort of like a modern Myst game.

      I summon my Phoenix wings and try to teleport, thinking of these key aspects, but it doesn't work.
      I strongly feel like this type of teleportation only works if I have a specific location in mind.
      Maybe I should try another form of teleportation.
      I think about opening the door in my room, hoping for the finished game to be behind it, but decide against it.
      I know what lies behind this door too well, I doubt it would work like that.

      I should use a portal!
      Using my right index and middle finger I draw a big circle on one of the walls in my room.
      Even though the borders of it clearly form and start glowing, the inside is still solid.
      This is not working quite right.
      Then I remember that KristaNicole uses portals in a different way.
      She writes the name of the destination or the person she wants to meet on the portal before opening it.
      I decide to try that.

      I make the tip of my index and middle finger glow and use them to write onto the portal:


      I rest my palm on the wall and try to push against it with some energy.
      The text I've written glows and the wall within the boundary of the portal disappears.
      I'm now standing in front of a portal with a bright blue/white glowing border with very dark purple void inbetween.
      Sweet! I step through the portal.

      I fall out upside down on the other side, in my usual fashion.
      I'm really not very good at portals...
      Noticing that I am now outdoors, I look around trying to figure out where I am:

      What the heck, I know this place!
      Of course! This is once of the worlds in Myst IV!
      I'm amazed at first that what I tried sort of worked, but a bit disappointed that I didn't end up in a new game.

      Another portal opens and Yuya jumps out.
      I am actually very surprised by that. I usually go to her, not the other way around.
      Plus, am I not in my own dream bubble? can she enter my dreams like that?
      Then I remember that she's actually done it before.

      "Silly Hyu."
      "You gave me permission to enter your dreams a long time ago."

      She's probably right. Why would I not? I love having her around.

      "It's amazing what the human mind can do, isn't it?"
      "Yes, it absolutely is, though this isn't exactly what I've tried to accomplish."
      "Are you so sure about that?"
      "Well... this is a world from Myst."

      "Are you suggesting that your subconscious accessed the game data to generate this world?"
      "Well, no. That would be silly."
      "Yes. In other words this isn't a perfect copy of the Myst world."
      "How long has it been since you've played that game?"

      "Quite a few years actually."
      "Yes. Do you really think this world is in any way identical to the world in Myst?"
      "Well. No. Probably not. But it feels the same way."
      "Exactly. But you still created this world. Your subconscious decided where the mountains go, which way the rivers flow..."

      Suddenly I'm not really disappointed anymore. She's absolutely right, I created this, it totally worked.
      I point my hand at a spot on the ground and try to grow a tree with my mind.
      A small plant pops out of the ground and slowly grows into a fully grown tree.

      "Holy shit! This is awesome!"

      Yuya smiles.

      "Directly shaping things is quite amazing, yes, but what is much more amazing is what your subconscious can generate using just 3 words."
      "The conscious mind is quite limited. Sure, you can create any object and design any aspect of it."
      "But your subconscious can create infinite worlds on the fly, with millions of objects, every single one designed down to the last detail."

      "If I wanted to, could I change this world into another one?"
      "Sure, if you let your subconscious do it for you."
      "How do I do that?"

      "You either request something very specific, a place you know or have seen somewhere,"
      "or you request a world that gives you a certain feeling, which is sort of what you did to create this world."

      "Yes, but how do I actually change it? Do I create another portal?"
      "You can use a portal, but you don't need to, you can simply use your willpower."

      Holy shit! Would that really work? That would be so awesome!

      "Okay, I'll try!"

      I point both of my hands at the sky, and think of the Tron movie.
      I want to create a world similar to the grid!

      "No. Don't try. Do or do not!"

      I know that she's absolutely right, but it's easier said than done.
      But I do know that when she says it's possible, it really is.
      She has no reason to lie to me, I fully trust her.

      I close my eyes, releasing tiny bits of energy through my hands into the sky.
      I think of the atmosphere of the new Tron movie, of the lightcycles, of the Grid.
      As I open my eyes again, I hear Daft Punk playing in the background, but the volume is very low.

      Holy shit! I am on the Grid!
      There's blue neon stripes everywhere, I can see skyscrapers in the background, some type of rocks floating in the sky.
      It's just like in the movie. It's in the same style, it has the same atmosphere to it, but it's not a location that was in the movie.
      I turn to Yuya in excitement.

      "Did you see that??? I did that!"

      She starts laughing.

      "Yes Hyu, I know."

      A lightcycle appears and stops right in front of us.
      A women gets off, and as she takes her helmet off I immediately recognize her: It's Olivia Wilde / Quorra.

      She starts approaching me and Yuya says jokingly:

      "I think your subconscious likes Olivia Wilde."

      No kidding Yuya, guess who my conscious mind likes as well...
      This could turn into a rather awkward situation.
      Olivia stops in front of us and says smiling:

      "Yes, I think your subconscious really does."

      I smile, and try to act unsurprised and not too excited that she is here...
      But looking into her beautiful and bright eyes I have to think about how attractive she is and fail miserably at acting unsurprised.

      Reading my thoughts, Yuya starts laughing out loud.
      She finds it absolutely hilarious that such situations make me uncomfortable, and I find it quite silly that I do.

      Olivia asks me:
      "Do you want to go for a ride?"

      Suddenly I get extremely excited.
      Yuya says "Ha. Try to catch up!", creates her own lightcycle and drives off.
      I follow Olivia to her lightcycle, getting more and more excited.
      I sit behind her, and hold onto her for support.
      She smells nice...

      As we drive off, my vision blacks out. Fuck! I got too excited!
      I desperately try to stabilize the dream. I want to ride a lightcycle with Olivia!!
      But it fails, and I wake up.

      Updated 06-05-2011 at 02:13 AM by 37117

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