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    The Oneironaut's Odyssey

    An Argonaut of the dream world, the Oneironaut. Every night a journey, every dream an adventure, every moment a treasure.

    1. #184 - My house

      by , 12-18-2015 at 08:56 PM (The Oneironaut's Odyssey)
      SC4) 05:30
      Dream - My house
      I'm in a modern house which I seem to own. It's at least 2 stories tall and has a soft grey carpet and glass window railings you can see over to look at the first floor. It's night time and I keep getting up from bed to go to the toilet and also to fill up my water bottle. The toilet is on the other side of the house which is quite far to walk. I do this a couple times, the second time I think to myself that I should just use the toilet next to my room. Why am I walking all the way over here if there's a toilet next to my room? Also, it's so dark and scary over here. There's so many shadows that it feels like someone is hiding in, I'm going to lock this side of the house. I think to myself that I need to find the keys near my room then come back here and lock the door, then I can go sleep in peace again.

      Struggled to wake up at all, I seemed to sleep like a brick right until 5:30. I remember that I did have a few other dreams but I didn't manage to write them down and they never stay in my head until the morning.
    2. #161 - Eyeball in a jar

      by , 11-21-2015 at 02:59 AM (The Oneironaut's Odyssey)
      Dream 1 - Eyeball in a jar
      I remember being in a square room. I feel like the MC was a woman and I was seeing the dream in a spectator mode at some points. With me was an eyeball in a jar filled with transparent greenish liquid, and the eyeball would talk to me, we were on a journey together to save someone I think. A lot actually happened prior to reaching this room but I forgot most of it . I remember at some point something related to going to the toilet, yet it was played out as a comedy skit somehow. After that the dream returned to its previous more serious atmosphere. I placed the eyeball on a pedestal at the side of the room, we had spent ages trying to find this so we could activate it and save 'someone'. There was a kind of magical blue energy that came out of the pedestal that the eyeball used to teleport away and do something, when I spoke to him (the eyeball had a gender I guess) he told me that I had to make a choice. He was looking through a pair of goggles that were attached to the wall, and told me that to save the person I wanted to save, I had to sacrifice the lives of three others that could be seen through the goggles. I got up and looked at the goggles and moved to have a peak through them. I woke up at this point, but I recall that one of the three people was actually the person I was aiming to save, and they were tied up together by the same rope and were suspended in mid-air.

      Dream experience: 3
      Dream awareness: 2

      Dream fragment
      I remember having a dream towards the end of the night where there was a person who had 1 eye. I figure this dream was like a prequel backstory to the 'eyeball in a jar' dream.
    3. #158 - Murloc hunting / Supermarket / Raining

      by , 11-15-2015 at 10:19 PM (The Oneironaut's Odyssey)
      Dream 1 - Murloc hunting
      I remember hunting murlocs (from WoW) with a dwarf who had a gun. He would shoot them and the whole dream kind of felt like a video game. I remember trying to kill a murloc before it reached me, it was running down these stairs and I was firing at it through these iron bars. It then rounded the corner and leaped at me and killed me (though it was like a video game death and I wasn't really connected to the feeling of dying).

      Dream experience: 2 (video game)
      Dream awareness: 1 (disconnected)

      Dream 2 - Supermarket
      I remember standing outside a supermarket which didn't resemble any I think I've seen in RL. There was a pedestrian crossing nearby and lots of cars going past. I was waiting for my friend Olly who had taken my backpack to the bag drop zone where you apparently leave your bags while you shop... Now that I think about it, this place kind of resembles the airport O_O. While waiting I looked around as I had heard the sound of a Morepork Owl hooting somewhere. I saw behind the window of the 4th floor in a nearby building an owl. It was just sitting there and I thought it may be stuck inside. I pointed it out to a couple people. My friend arrives back and I think we cross the crossing but I don't recall what happened after that.
      Next thing I know is that I'm heading to the bag drop area and I need to go take a leak. I head to the men's room and I have bare feet, I have to avoid puddles of 'water' ... I was pretty aware at this point as I ended up focusing in on the details of the floor to avoid the watery areas reflecting light. I saw some stairs heading up and figured that there would be less water on the ground.

      Dream experience: 4 (vivid, good hearing)
      Dream awareness: 3 (average recall, body awareness, some detail)

      Dream fragment
      I remember reaching into a cookie jar that resembled the one my parents had when I was a little kid. The cookies in it were the same as the ones I had found in the kitchen cupboard yesterday except there were 2 types. 1 was exactly the same as the one in real life, the other was the same type but much larger and flatter. I vaguely remember eating a big cookie and it tasted nice .

      Dream 3 - Raining
      I was talking to someone else who had started no PMO, I think it was my friend Daniel. He had told me about how it had affected him and all that. I then confessed to him that I, too, had started no PMO. I said that I had been on it for 32 days, and showed him the Brainbuddy app I was using. I felt like his entire reaction to this was kind of off. Like he wasn't reacting the way he should have been. The scene seems to change.
      I remember being in my bed in my parents house which exactly resembled the room I'm actually staying in. I was rolling around and fantasizing and trying to resist the urges of NoFap, until I realized that I was in this state. I immediately stopped myself and knew that I would need to bring myself to my senses and get out of my bed. I willed myself to sit up... I opened the curtains to my right and peered outside. The deck was right there (in reality the deck is a few metres to the left and doesn't reach my window), it was raining outside and my dad was sitting at a wooden table eating breakfast. It didn't occur to me that this was particularly weird. I opened a window and got his attention, we said good morning to each other. He said "it must be beautiful in there", referring to how warm and cosy my room was and how cold and wet it was outside. Even my windows had fogged up a bit from the heat and my room just felt warm.

      Dream experience: 5 (vivid, interesting, odd behaviours of characters)
      Dream awareness: 4 (vivid, good recall, good detail, attention to character behaviours)

      Notes: I need to reflect on how I rate dream awareness and I think I may do it to the 5 'layer's of lucidity. Whereas with dream experience I think I'll just go by how much I enjoyed the dream on a personal scale. I managed to get my recall back a little bit, I think tomorrow night I'll be able to get the standard clarity back and from there I'll work on getting lucid again.
    4. #140 - Gym / The law

      by , 10-26-2015 at 08:58 PM (The Oneironaut's Odyssey)

      Dream 1 - Gym
      I remember being on the pathway near the gym and looking out over the nearby green grass rugby field. There are the typical huge trees that are spaced alongside the walkway, but I don't recall actually doing anything

      Dream 2 - The law
      I forgot the better part of the dream and only remember the ending. I seem to be running after someone in the mall. I think I might be a girl? O_O. There is someone who is with me and while we're on the chase we pass through a clothing store. The store clerk is a young person who does something rude (like purposely gets in our way or pushes us).. This pisses me off, there are apparently laws against people like me hitting people like him (possibly sexism related?). My partner thinks we should just leave but I get this sudden 'I ain't taking shit from you' attitude . "Let's get him for that" I say, and trip up another young guy (he had a surfer kind of blonde afro hairstyle and a few pimples) who was just walking into the store. The guy stumbles forward and slams into the store clerk. The store clerk is on the ground in front of a changing room so I step over and casually open the door, slamming it into his face brutal. Apparently if a shop door hits someone then it isn't the fault of the customer, it's the store clerks fault ^_^ there are some weird rules in this dream. I seem to be a guy again (phew) and I need to go toilet. I'm with a few friends (John, Dave and another guy called Fraser) and I tell them I'm going to the restroom. I use the urinal and the others decided they need to go to, they all come and take a leak. For some reason I keep on going for ages, I started first and finished last ^^ such a weird dream.

      Updated 10-27-2015 at 12:41 AM by 71238

      non-lucid , dream fragment
    5. #134 - Rich look / Eminem Concert

      by , 10-21-2015 at 02:51 AM (The Oneironaut's Odyssey)

      I tried to SSILD last night but nothing happened which was disappointing. I attempted to use it to get a WILD-type lucid but that failed and I didn't even get a DILD as a back up .

      Dream 1 - Rich Look
      I had woken up earlier before this dream and couldn't be bothered going to the toilet, I almost paid the price.
      There was some competition to win an expensive sports car (like $100K) and a $1000 tennis racket, along with other stuff too I think (a fancy suit maybe). It was supposed to be some kind of opportunity to spruce yourself up and look really good in order to appeal to the ladies or something. I don't think I wanted to win, in fact I don't think I did. But then I was the winner and I walked into an apartment that was mine now, it was inside a very dull grey carpark building. I just remember really needing to pee so I went to the corner of the room and did it, behind the couch... O_O... I woke up thinking "Omfg please tell I didn't just..." and patted my bed a bunch. All was safe which confused me because I no longer needed to pee either.

      Dream Fragment - I remember standing in the toilet and unzipping my fly to take a leak. Only thing is... My pants in RL didn't have a zipper that day, they had these annoying button things. Conspiracy? Nope, just a dream.

      Dream 2 - Eminem Concert
      This dream was pretty cool, it took place in a huge stadium with Eminem rapping on the stage. I don't think it was his music he was singing but oh well. Everything was dark and the stage was the primary source of light. It illuminated a huge crowd of people jumping around and enjoying themselves. I was somewhere far off to the right of everything kind of just observing everything while all experiencing it somehow (dream logic?). It was the end of the concert now and Eminem took out a golden record disk. It looks incredible, it must be so valuable. He slowly and smoothly throws it and glides over the crowd. I'm in the crowd yet not, I'm observing but participating. I jump up from the crowd really high and intercept it, catching it and getting applause. Wow, I just got this?! I'm completely stoked. I decide to leave, and tuck the record away on my person, then crowd surf all the way to the back of the stadium and onto a walkway near the entrance. My friends and family are there too, just casually waiting for me so we can leave together. I look for the record so I can show them, but it's missing! Did I drop it while crowd surfing? Oh wait, I found it again. The panic disappears as I pull it out from under my shirt. I felt like it had been there the whole time and wonder how I could have thought to have lost it. It's in a paper bag now too, but it's obviously broken down the middle just by looking at how the bag sharply bends in the middle. Oh f*ck . My friends and family see this and start talking about it, even arguing and telling me I should have been more careful. One of them says that because it's the golden record label it's not actually broken which reassures me. I know that if I take it out then it will be fine, even though it's still obviously broken. Their still arguing though, I just suddenly have this outburst come out... "Shut up! This is the first time I've won anything in years, how do you think I feel knowing that it's broken?! This means a lot to me so stop harassing me about it". Wow where did that come from? They stop bickering as they understand that it's not something they should complain about, the dream ends.
    6. #111 - 2 lucids

      by , 09-07-2015 at 11:59 PM (The Oneironaut's Odyssey)
      Black: non-dream
      Blue: non-lucid
      Red: lucid

      Dream 1 - at my ex's house
      I was at my ex girlfriends house and her friend was with us too. I remember at some point needing to go to the loo and my ex's friend did too... So for some reason we went at the same time because there are multiple toilets in there (don't know why, it seemed normal in the dream). I started taking a leak while she waited, but she started trying to turn me on . Next thing I know she says "come on, just ask me already..." with a lustful tone in her voice. "I know you want to **** me hard" O_O. Uhhh. As she said this another guy who lived in the house walked in (there seemed to be 3 doorways into this loo, the man came in from a door opposite where we entered). I immediately knew he had heard what she'd said, the look on his face was like "ohhh haha I see what's happening", such a cheeky grin. We kind of act like nothings going on though... Then another guy walks in from the 3rd doorway, directly next to the 2nd one. I asked him to put something in the rubbish for me but he just looks at me, throws it back and says "no". I get all pissed off and follow him as he walks off back through the doorway. When I peer through the door I see a guy sitting on the couch, but it wasn't the right guy... He should have been right in front of me but it just wasn't the right dream character. I clicked and realized it was a dream. I don't recall too well what I did but I remember just walking around and thinking about what to do before eventually just waking up. What a waste.

      Edit: I remembered this halfway through the day, but during this dream while I was walking around I saw a bunch of guys working out, which kind of grossed me out O_O I thought to myself "god damn it why couldn't there be hot chicks working out?". I tried to turn this thought into my will, commanding the dream to summon hot chicks instead of buff guys . And that's how I spent my lucid dream.

      Dream 2 - Through the mirror to the arcade
      I have no clue what I was doing prior to becoming lucid, but I clapped my hands in an attempt to stabilize myself. I turned to face a mirror which didn't have my reflection in it, but instead it had a reflection of another mirror which had another mirror in it and another and another... So on so forth. I wanted to go inside it and see where it would take me. So I clapped my hands together again and as I took them apart I 'grabbed' the air and willed the mirror to expand. I then kind of dived/got sucked into the mirrors portal and everything went black. I was in a dark rectangular pit just falling through space. Eventually I saw stars and the pit opened up. This is where it kind of turned into an arcade game. Things started flying towards me and I dodged them, then they came back and I dodged them again... I think they were pixelated skulls? I suddenly had a knife and had to fight off these giant pterodactyl creatures, they flew at me and I slashed them to bits. At some point I was like "I want to change my character and play the game properly" O_O which made no sense and I kind of just lost lucidity around here. Now I'm in a main menu screen just thinking about the different stats I can have, I go into character selection and look at these different race cars. One of them is like a mouse racer, which is weak but fast (the only one I looked at properly). After this I seem to remember being in an alleyway but I forgot the rest.

      Updated 09-08-2015 at 06:49 AM by 71238

      lucid , non-lucid
    7. #77 - Thought I was awake/Lucid and then evil lanterns/Lucid and god damnit chucky x2

      by , 03-12-2015 at 04:51 AM (The Oneironaut's Odyssey)
      Black: Non-dream
      Blue: Non-lucid
      Red: Lucid

      Dream 1 - Thought I was awake
      I decide to get up and go toilet, everything is completely normal, I'm in my flat and the locations are all correct. I notice that my flatmates door is open (in retrospect I realized that it was the wrong flatmate) and that he must be in the toilet, so I wander down and he just gets out, I then proceed in. I take a leak but cannot aim at all >_< I just get it everywhere, I want to clean it up but then my other flatmate turns up knocking on the door, I say that I'm in there but he still comes in! He just reaches in and grabs some object and then leaves. The door is still kind of open and I hurriedly clean up the mess... I then wake up in my bed thinking thank god I didn't wet the bed O_O

      Dream 2 - Lucid and then evil lanterns
      I'm lying in bed after having a cup of mugwort tea, deciding to give it a try once more to see if it actually does anything. I close my eyes and roll through my SSILD cycles trying to pump up my awareness. Once finished I imagine the feeling of running, I was just lying there and then I actually started to FEEL it... Surprised but calm, I went with the flow, a few seconds later I was running down a road... I immediately decided that I wanted to complete a dream task for once instead of mucking around (saying this out loud in the dream too, a bit curious to whether I was talking out loud IRL), I had already previously decided to drink a potion that revealed the ultimate truth. I see a man cycling uphill on the road I'm on and he has a potion in his jacket, I try to get him but he's too fast. I then use my dream powers to force-smash him off the bike like a Jedi, then force-pull him towards me. I loot the potion and read it, it's some kind of olive oil, delicious . I seem to be in a different area now too, it's kind of dark and in the distance there are these bobbing lights, I'm standing in the shadow of a building and I think I destroy a couple skeletons. I consume the 'potion of ultimate truth', lo and behold I realize... that the skeletons are the helping me, it's those bobbing lights which are evil sentient floating lanterns trying to take over my dream world. I don't remember too well what happens next, but I beat up some more skeletons, kind of forgetting the 'ultimate truth'. I think I kind of follow the dream and lose a bit of lucidity, but my brother approaches me, he is a skeleton too. He tells me to do something, but I can't remember that either, I end up in the area where I first spotted those bobbing lights, there's a girl on a bridge where zombies are trying to get her. She's a beautiful redhead and no one that I recognize, I smash through the zombies and take her with me, running past zombies which are now strangely sessile and passive. Maybe the zombies were risen by the lanterns?

      I felt like a lot happened and I assumed I'd be able to remember most of it, but I think I forgot heaps after losing a bit of my lucidity.

      Dream 3 - Lucid and god damnit chucky x2
      After the last dream, I found it easy to slip straight into lucidity the same way. It's extremely low level, like I knew it was a dream but I didn't really try to do anything. I'm at someones flat, the girl wants me to crash there and the other guys don't. I get sneaked into her room or something after a long disagreement in their hallway. I wasn't trying to get laid either, it was purely friendship, we started reading a book and I saw a house, it was moving and I could see Chucky the evil doll... I don't want to see him so I try dismiss him, I don't think I had much success because as I looked out the girls window I saw several Chuckys climbing out the window of a neighbouring house. I do a wave of my hands (this has been pretty much the most common way for me to dismiss or interact with the dream world) and try to make him disappear, but it's hard because I keep thinking about him >_<.

      I wake up after the dream and after cementing it to memory I slip straight back into the dream, I end up in a similar scenario and pissed off with it I just wake myself up and get up for the day.