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    Judo and Giants

    by , 01-15-2015 at 06:07 PM (817 Views)
    Color legend: Non-dream Dream Lucid

    Lucid #263: Judo and Giants

    As I lay back down post-WBTB, I get the sense that I’m starting to fall asleep. Just before bed, Dreamer had skyped me her most recent dream where she transitioned to WILD by rolling onto her side and partly more onto her stomach. (This one!) I try the same thing, worrying for a second that moving will spoil things, but it’s all fine. There’s a low buzzing sound and a dream starts to take shape. After a little more patience, I find myself outside on a street at night.

    Among the people going by, I see a lost boy wandering around calling out for his mother. I ask him who his mother is and he says that it’s RBBB, someone I know from college. I decide that she’ll be close by, and sure enough I see her kneeling in an alcove carved out of a nearby brick building. I bring the boy to her and say, “Hey, [RBBB]! It’s [Canis]. Your son was looking for you.” She gives me a curt, rather cold nod and goes back to fervently praying as her son curls up next to her.

    I review my goals and remember my two main ones: first, my 5-year-old son E’s idea to find him, take him to a playground so he could play with Elsa and Anna from Frozen. Second, Iokheira’s (aka NewArtemis) idea to find her and transform into wolves. :canislucidus:

    I head down the street to start looking for E, but the DCs on the street start running in terror from something up ahead. There’s a stone giant stomping along the road ahead of me, and he grabs a car from the side of the road and flings it across the street into a grassy courtyard.



    He comes straight for me, and I try to think of some way not to turn this into a fight, but it’s just not coming to me. The stone giant seems way too hostile, and the only option that comes to me is to try to end the combat as quickly as possible. I move my hands away from each other in a ripping gesture to pantomime tearing the stone giant apart. It works, and the giant blows apart into a huge scatter of boulders and pebbles.

    I hurry past, but almost immediately the rocks start rolling back toward one another so that the giant can reform. Soon I catch sight of his shadow chasing after me, but I resolve not to turn around and instead just ignore him. Sure enough, he vanishes!

    I come to the top of a tall series of stacked platforms that descend into the ground, sort of like a reverse parking garage. Every floor is packed with these large, amazing water fountains that flow into one another. I drop down a few levels, expecting to find my son E. And he’s there! He’s curled up in the corner crying, and I scoop him up in my arms. “Hey, don’t cry, buddy! This is a lucid dream! I’m going to try to take you to meet Elsa and Anna!” This settles him down, and I leap off the side of the fountain structure, floating softly about 80 feet or so to the ground.

    At the bottom is a playground! I hop up on one of the wooden structures and set E down so that he can walk on his own. Together we cross a wooden bridge and in the middle we meet Elsa and Anna! “[E], look who it is!” They look similar to their appearance in the films, although their facial features occasionally rearrange in unusual, Picasso-like ways. E runs up to them and hugs Anna around the leg.



    A crowd of DCs start pouring in, and we get separated for a moment. I feel a loss of stability and grab onto this old guy’s stomach to restabilize. To my surprise, I can feel that he’s clearly got abs. I say, “Dude, you’re like 60! How have you got abs?... Oh right, you’re a DC.” He and some of the other DCs laugh.

    I return to where E and the Frozen princesses were, but they’ve been replaced by clear imposters. (The Elsa imposter is non-animated, black, and in her mid-50s!) I talk with the imposters for a bit but decide to move on to Iokheira’s idea, so I leave the playground, finding myself walking down the stairs in a house.

    Up ahead I see Iokheira sprint by! I follow her path into the shadows of a living room, but when I get there, she’s gone. I turn back and look around for a bit before someone else comes down the stairs I entered from, a young strawberry blonde woman in her mid-20s. I ask her where Iokheira is and the woman answers that “Sorry, [Iokheira] doesn’t live here anymore.”

    As I’m turning to leave, the strawberry blonde woman runs up and starts aggressively kissing me. It’s exciting to some degree but also a little scary. She pulls away for a moment to admit to me that she’s a “very slobbery kisser”, and sure enough, she becomes quite slobbery. Then she says, “And check this out!” As I watch, her left eye moves into the center of her forehead. She checks my face, seemingly expecting a horrified reaction. Instead I laugh and for a moment she seems disappointed not to have frightened me. She returns to aggressive kissing, and after things move on to sexytime,
    the dream fades...

    I hold on for DEILD and I’m quickly back. I’m roaming the hallway of a house, and I continue a room-to-room search for Iokheira. In one of the rooms the light switch doesn’t work and I remark out loud that “That’s a bullshit schema!” I leave the hallway and enter a huge cathedral-like chamber that’s snaked through with all of these suspended balconies.

    I run along one of these balconies until I’m confronted by an archeress, a brown-haired woman in her mid-40s. I try to ask for her help, but she starts saying a variety of strange, threatening things and looks like she’s going to take a shot at me. I grab onto her and do a Dreamer-style sacrifice JUDO throw, and it totally works! The archeress is still yelling at me, but I run away from her into a new room as
    the dream ends.

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    Updated 01-15-2015 at 11:47 PM by 57387

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    Comments

    1. DawnEye11's Avatar
      Its cool how you defeated the monster at first even though it rebuilt itself and taking your son to Elsa and Anna in the dream was cute. I laughed when you said their face was rearranging and when you grabbed the man's stomach to stabilize. Awkward~ >w<
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    2. Tihiti's Avatar
      Yeah, I'm going to try that 'Grab the 60 yr old 6 pack stabilization technique' too! I like how your tore the monster apart by thought.
    3. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      @DawnEye11 - Thanks, my son was pleased this morning when I told him that I followed through on his lucid idea! Then he started asking me why I hadn't also summoned all of the other relatives/friends/fictional characters he'd requested to also join the party.

      Yes, ha ha, this was definitely one of my most awkward stabilization moments!

      @Tihiti - Ha ha, I was quite surprised to find myself stabilizing this way! I'm pretty sure that "Grab Onto an Older Man's Ripped Abs" isn't in the standard stabilization playbook!

      Fortunately since these are dreams, our own dream bodies will at all times have utterly ripped 6-packs that we can use for stabilization and/or vanity!
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    4. Iokheira's Avatar
      Fun dream man! Were the DCs in the Frozen portion who you were wanting, or just random characters?

      I appreciate you trying to find me, sorry I ran off somewhere! At least you had fun Picasso fun time in the meantime
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    5. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      @Iokheira - Thanks, Art! Yeah, the Frozen characters were a specific, personal request from E for this lucid. His request was that I take him to a playground and have the Frozen princesses join us. And then he started rattling off more than half a dozen other family members that he'd also like to join us. Needless to say, that was a lot to ask, so for now he'll just have to accept that his dad's still got a long way to travel on the road to lucid mastery. =)

      Yeah, at least I caught a glimpse, so I was getting there! Unfortunately for me you were really hauling ass and then 'd into the shadow, so I'll do our wolf transform another LD.

      Oh man, now I realize that I should have tried transforming to :canislucidus: and catching up with you that way!
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    6. Iokheira's Avatar
      Smart idea! But... what if I had transformed too?

      But all those other non-Anna and Elsa characters, were they the family members you were wanting? I didn't forget your dream goal, just wanted to clarify! I guess what I'm asking is do you have a totally ripped uncle or something?
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    7. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Smart idea! But... what if I had transformed too? =D
      Ha ha, that would have been perfect! :canislucidus: :canislucidus: Hey, are you saying that you run way faster in wolf form than I do? Heh, maybe so, but don't let the little green bow fool you... I take my wolf athleticism seriously!

      But all those other non-Anna and Elsa characters, were they the family members you were wanting? I didn't forget your dream goal, just wanted to clarify! I guess what I'm asking is do you have a totally ripped uncle or something? =)
      Ahh, of course, I get you now! Ha ha, no unfortunately it was a bunch of strangers! I actually do have an uncle that's always talking about getting ripped but from what I've been able to tell he's just kidding.
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    8. Xanous's Avatar
      Dayum, son! That's some impressive lucid dreaming there. Congrats on your very kickass dream.I enjoyed reading this one.

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    9. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Thanks very much, dude, I appreciate that! That means a lot coming from you... I don't know whether you remember but your Cretaceous Ocean dream was probably the first truly epic lucid that I'd ever read. It (and you) really inspired me. It's still one of the greats!
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    10. ~Dreamer~'s Avatar
      Your first move against the giant sounded so powerful!
      I'm really impressed that you made him vanish by recognising that your attention was keeping him alive.

      Awww, E's entrance was so sad - was it hard not to get emotional seeing him like that?
      But as for the Frozen request...
      I'm so glad that you got to do this task for him! I love that you can share this amazing hobby with him, and watch each other grow as lucid dreamers! =D
      So were the princesses like 3D cartoons, rather than real-looking people?
      There's so much cool imagery in this dream, especially the multiple Picasso-style rearranging faces!

      I love your commentary in this, like reminding yourself out loud that the old ripped guy is a DC, and my favourite, "That's a bullshit schema!"

      It's cool that Art showed up, even if you didn't complete your challenge yet!

      Congrats on the successful DEILD!

      LOL @ the "Dreamer-style sacrifice JUDO throw"... I can't believe this reputation has stuck.
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    11. NyxCC's Avatar
      Congrats on the nice long ld! You had really awesome goals and I loved your dream control throughout the dream. Very impressed by the destruction of the giant with your hand gesture. Hope to remember to try this one out should I run into an agressive DC.

      And lol about that the super keen eye moving kisser DC! Dreams can be so crazy and unpredictable.
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    12. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Your first move against the giant sounded so powerful!
      I'm really impressed that you made him vanish by recognising that your attention was keeping him alive.
      @Dreamer - Thanks! It wasn't as elegant or peaceful as the kind of stuff that I always hope I'll try, but it felt really good to have it work on something that was frankly kinda intimidating! =P I'm glad that the inattention worked. I'm always inwardly wincing when I try that because it can be so hard to just "forget" adversaries like this in the heat of the moment.

      Awww, E's entrance was so sad - was it hard not to get emotional seeing him like that?
      But as for the Frozen request...
      I'm so glad that you got to do this task for him! I love that you can share this amazing hobby with him, and watch each other grow as lucid dreamers! =D
      So were the princesses like 3D cartoons, rather than real-looking people?
      There's so much cool imagery in this dream, especially the multiple Picasso-style rearranging faces!
      Aww I know, poor little boy!! I had to pick him up and give him a big because I was all heart-melty.

      Yeah the princesses looked like their 3d selves from the movie, except maybe perhaps just a little bit shorter. And also, their facial features weren't completely staying put.

      It's cool that Art showed up, even if you didn't complete your challenge yet!

      Congrats on the successful DEILD!

      LOL @ the "Dreamer-style sacrifice JUDO throw"... I can't believe this reputation has stuck.
      Yeah, I was pleased to have at least that partial success with the pseudo-summon! I spent a lot of the dream "looking around" versus just doing a straight summon of some kind. I'm not quite sure why I make this mistake some time, but it's kind of like getting just a bit too caught up in real-world mechanics, which aren't quite appropriate for a dream.

      Ha ha, I will think of all my future in-dream and waking-life JUDO throws as Dreamer-style!
    13. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Congrats on the nice long ld! You had really awesome goals and I loved your dream control throughout the dream. Very impressed by the destruction of the giant with your hand gesture. Hope to remember to try this one out should I run into an agressive DC.
      @Nyx - Thank you Nyx! Yeah I was really excited about trying these requests so I'm pleased that I was able to remember them both and put in a little work at accomplishing them.

      I enjoyed the giant destruction too! I don't think that I'd feel comfortable doing that on an adversary that seemed in any way "organic" or animal-like (yikes!) but for a stone giant / golem / robot-y kind of thing it just felt right.

      Well at least "right" as far as violent solutions go. Way cooler would have been to recruit the thing and ride him around or something. I'm usually not quite that clever in the moment though!

      And lol about that the super keen eye moving kisser DC! Dreams can be so crazy and unpredictable.
      Ha ha, yes, definitely not what I was expecting! But like you said, how often are dreams exactly what you expect? And why would we ever want them to be? =)
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    14. NyxCC's Avatar
      Well at least "right" as far as violent solutions go. Way cooler would have been to recruit the thing and ride him around or something. I'm usually not quite that clever in the moment though!
      Seems to me you are doing well with on the spot thinking and dealing with nasty DCs, so keep it up. You never know what other cool thing you'll come up with next time.
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      Updated 01-22-2015 at 12:39 AM by NyxCC
    15. Xanous's Avatar
      Thanks very much, dude, I appreciate that! That means a lot coming from you... I don't know whether you remember but your Cretaceous Ocean dream was probably the first truly epic lucid that I'd ever read. It (and you) really inspired me. It's still one of the greats!
      You're too kind. Thanks.
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    16. fogelbise's Avatar
      Awesome Canis! This was a classic!! Great control, poise and a nice lengthy adventure! Dayum! Sorry I have been so absent...I'm trying to change that!
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    17. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Awesome Canis! This was a classic!! Great control, poise and a nice lengthy adventure! Dayum! Sorry I have been so absent...I'm trying to change that!
      Hey fogelbise! Thanks so much, man, I really appreciate that! No worries about being away for a bit, I know how it is!

      I was just noticing a couple of hours ago that you had a DJ entry I hadn't seen yet and I'd mentally bookmarked it to check out! I'm looking forward to catching up on how you've been doing!

      I'm sure I'll be seeing lots of you 'round the DJ section.
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