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    1. Success!

      by , 04-23-2016 at 01:12 AM (The Nightly Dreamer)
      Background: I fell asleep at 11:00, woke up at 4:30, and did SSILD.

      (Some fragments about the biltmore hotel in los angeles)
      I suddenly realize that something is off, as I remember my attempt at SSILD. I realize that I'm dreaming, but wake up. However, I immediately realize that I'm in a False Awakening. My room seems black and white, and sort of static-y. I get up out of bed and walk into the living room. The dream has now turned to color. I ground myself. I walk outside and make the sun rise. I then decide to take a walk around my city, Encinitas. As I walk around my block, I admire the realism of everything. I see a black truck drive by, and I can easily read the word "Tacoma". As I walk up the sidewalk to a plaza called the lumberyard, I see an old woman wearing a pink dress walk by. I remember that I've been struggling with dream control recently, so I decide to just control her. I think to myself, "that old lady is going to scream at me." She immediately looks up at me and screams, but I make her stop. As I start walking across the street, I bump into a woman in yoga pants. I'm flustered, and my dream reflects my thoughts by showing an image of a woman in a bikini walking across the street. I put a stop to it though, knowing that I have to do other things, and remembering that sex is quite likely to wake me up. I bump into a man whose face is obscured. He seems to know me. We both walk into a bar, and as I start talking to the man, I realize that the dream is destabilizing. I wake up.
      lucid , false awakening
    2. Day 3

      by , 03-29-2016 at 12:54 AM (The Nightly Dreamer)
      Pre-Sleep Notes:

      • Will be FILDing at 4 1/2 hrs and 6 hrs.

      Alarms failed. Zero recall.


      • It took me less than 30 seconds to fall asleep when I woke up at 6-hour mark. And I thought I was too awake for FILD!
      • The alarm needs to be louder.
      side notes
    3. Day 2

      by , 03-27-2016 at 06:51 PM (The Nightly Dreamer)
      Only recalled fragments:

      • Looking at a printed maze (woke up from this)
      • Sitting in a wooden gym/theater that is lit by orange light. There is a chinese dragon costume onstage.
      • Talking with my my high school counselor about my grades. She's using some sort of futuristic transparent interface thing. Takes place in gym place. (Not my counselor IRL. Actually an assistant principal)
      • Talking with my mother in the gym place. She asks: "was it neela?", referring to the counselor. (I don't actually know anyone named neela)


      • I messed up the volume on my alarm. Did not wake up at planned WBTB time.
      • I need to remember to sit in bed for a bit and try to recall my dreams before jumping into the day.
      dream fragment , side notes
    4. Day 1

      by , 03-26-2016 at 03:26 PM (The Nightly Dreamer)
      Today is 3/26/2015

      No dreams recalled


      • Apparently, adjusting your sleep schedule messes with dream recall.
      • Started adjustment phase to reach 11:00 P.M. - 6:30/8:00 A.M. Sleep schedule.
      • Ok, I need practice with SSILD. I fell asleep on warmup cycle #1.
      • Possibly need to adjust the length of WBTB.
      • The volume on my alarm does a great job of gradually waking me up.
      • It's going to take a week to adjust, isn't it?
      side notes
    5. Ahhh... The Wonders of SSILD

      by , 11-22-2015 at 04:01 PM (The Nightly Dreamer)
      Date: 11/22/15

      Report: I used SSILD. I fell asleep at 11:00(ish). Woke up by alarm at 4:30, thus making it 5 1/2 hour wbtb time.


      1) Women, the solution(and source) of all life's problems; 10 min(?); V8C5R7E0W4

      Synopsis: The first real lucid I've had in a dry spell that begun in June. Although i had limited control, It was the longest and most vivid dream I've had in while.

      Dream: I wake up in the middle of the night. My Mom is standing at the foot of my bed, telling me she needs some help with some boxes. I'm slightly weird-ed out by the fact she brought this up in the middle of the night, but decide to just get it over with. I'm starting to doubt that this is real, so i glance at my clock, look away, then glance back. The time's changed. Realizing that i'm dreaming, I quickly stabilize by running out, reminding myself i'm dreaming, and start shouting "Night to day, Night to day, ..." The sky slowly get's brighter. I decide to summon a talking cat, so I shout "Show me the cat!". My actual cat appears, which is not the kind of cat i was hoping for. I look around me, and realize how real everything is. It's so detailed. I try, but fail, to fly. I decide I want to jump off a skyscraper to see what it feels like, so I successfully teleport to New York. Unfortunately, I'm in a subway station. I stabilize again, then try teleporting to the top of a building. Everything goes black. I am, however, able to remake the image of the subway. I give up the skyscraper idea, and remember the night's goal: To go to Riven. I try teleporting again, but arrive back in my room. I sit down at my desk, and realize how cool it is that the time changes each time I look at the clock. I ask once again for the cat, but I look outside to find my IRL cat sitting on a dead tree in the middle of the road. I think, "Well, asking for a cat isn't going to work" I instead ask for my dream guide. Silence. Then I decide to go outside, but as I pass through the living room, my mom says: "Now you're talking to yourself." I ignore her and head out the door, to see Bertha and Micaela(IRL spanish class classmates) coming down the stairs. I decide to try and bang Micaela (she's really hot IRL). The excitement, however, destabilizes the dream and wakes me up.

      Results: In summary, SSILD has been working spectacularly to break my dryspell, and has resulted in the some of the most vivid dreams I have ever experienced. It is clear, however, that I need to work on my dream control, as it has deteriorated in the several months since my last real lucid(The creation of Trenzalore). I hope that SSILD continues to work for me.

      Dream signs:
      None that I recognize.
    6. Veteran's day dream

      by , 11-11-2015 at 06:53 PM (The Nightly Dreamer)
      I am running through an office building hallway. I feel anxious, as if i'm trying to escape from something. I can feel a presence behind me, chasing me. Every time i turn around, it vanishes, only to reappear behind me. I know that if it catches me, it will kill me. As I keep running, i see a door marked EXIT. I quickly open it, as i feel that whatever is chasing me only has power on this office floor. I go through the exit, only to find myself back in the center of the office floor, still being chased by the creature. I continue to run, but i happen to glance at a digital clock on the wall. I stop when i realize that it makes no goddamn sense. Its seconds count seems all wrong, and the actual display seems to be malfunctioning. I plug my nose and try breathing. It works. I stabilize the dream and my lucidity, then turn around to face the creature. It is a strange, six-legged thing. It's disgusting. I ask it what it means. I t tries to attack me. I catch by the throat mid-jump, and yell in its face: "Don't you dare attack me! I created you! I could end you this instant(i start emitting fire from my hand, it writhes in pain)! Now answer my question, what do you mean?!" It telepathically responds that it will never help the "Creator". It says to me that "dark, dark things are coming. There will be great war between you and the parts of your mind you chose to forget. And I hope I will have the pleasure of ending you." I ask how it's possible for it to end me. It answers: "Don't you know, Maker? Your subconscious can override your control at any moment. If we take over, if we win the war, we can torture you until you wake up. And who knows? maybe we might be able to take control of your mind. I will enjoy seeing you suffer." In a flash of anger, i incinerate it. I teleport, trying to forget what the creature said. However, i have no destination in mind. I end up in a green plain with a single tree, with fast-moving clouds in the distance(exactly like my profile pic). Even though i've been lucid dreaming for 4 years, it still amazes me, the capabilities of the subconscious mind. The grass under my feet feels completely real, the colors are so much more vibrant in real life, and i can see every leaf on the tree from a distance of several hundred feet. I feel the sun of my skin, the smell of grass on the air, and i see every detail of the clouds in the sky. It still amazes me, how real it all feels. I teleport to a beach. The sun is setting. It is the most beautiful sunset i have ever seen. An amazing mix of orange, yellow, red, and pink. The clouds in the sky reflect and scatter the colors, and i can see crepuscular rays around them. It is so magnificently beautiful. I wake up.

      Updated 11-11-2015 at 07:06 PM by 85958

    7. Interesting early morning dreams and found dream guide.

      by , 10-10-2015 at 11:47 PM (The Nightly Dreamer)
      Dream 1: (1:45 AM)
      I'm not really sure how it began, but i have false memories of this bitchy girl at the city library that keeps bothering me. I'm at my robotics and engineering class, and i'm stressed because i have to design a set of medieval armor boots. Unable to do my research because of the bitch at the library, I decide to go confront her. I walk up behind her and slap her on the back of the neck. She's talking to my PE coach, but turns around. I realize that she's not the girl i wanted to confront. In fact, he's a guy. He asks me if I want to fight, and i reluctantly agree. As i'm about to throw the first punch, the librarian shouts: "Hey, No fighting! Get the fuck out of here!" On my way out, i look up and see a large banner. My friend, who is suddenly right next to me, tells me that he made the photos on the banner. I say something in approval. Suddenly, the scene shifts to me walking towards my PE coach on the school field. He asks me about the fight. I mutter something about "How the fuck am i at your class on a Saturday?!" He insults me. The scene shifts again. I'm now in a large queue. I start giving a prepared speech to him about how he's an asshole.He vanishes in the middle of the speech. The scene cuts to me presenting my armor boots. I fail the project.

      Dream 2: (3:45 AM)
      I don't know how, but i am somehow on a white sandy beach with considerable amounts of oil slick. Across from the ocean is some high white cliffs, meaning i'm trapped. Suddenly, a latin priest who's face is obscured by the sunlight says to me, "That's a lot of oil. I wonder what you were thinking about before falling asleep that there's all this gunk on the beach." I ask if i'm dreaming. He says yes. I ask him what his name is. He says that his name is father Mendoza. I ask if he's my dreamguide. he says that he's one of them. he asks if i want a tortilla. i say yes. He throws one to me, but it lands in the oil slick. He throws another, and this time I catch it. We have a philosophical talk about the meaning of life. I suddenly realize i'm standing in a puddle of hot sauce. I ask him how i can get off the beach, and he shows me a hidden stone door in the cliffside. Before i open it, he warns me that he will vanish once i go through, and asks if there's anything else i want to ask him. I say no, and go through the door to find myself in shanghai. The dream cuts to the computer screen of a hacker as he does something to the dream-code for my home city. The dream then cuts to a view of a small, black, wind-up device that turns itself on in my backyard. The dream cuts again. I have this weird rube goldberg-esque device in my room that goes off 15 minutes early. My mom is audibly confused. Her laptop has been hacked. As i help her fix her laptop, my grandmother informs us that her right ear has stopped working. I have a strange sense of foreboding.
      Tags: dream guide
      non-lucid , memorable
    8. MILD day 2, and a successful(almost) WILD

      by , 06-27-2015 at 06:21 PM (The Nightly Dreamer)
      fell asleep at 23:45, with the mantra "I have lucid dreams every night"

      I don't know If i woke up at my 6:10 alarm, but when i woke up at the 7:00 alarm, I remembered an FA:

      Attempted WILD, FA:
      I remember lying on my bed, at night. It was very dark, but I was watching a video on my laptop: "An intro to WILDs" I tried one of the exercises, and successfully created a dreamlet, but reawoke in the same FA when i attempted to do an RC. I try again, this time successfuly doing the RC, but fail to realize I'm dreaming because I feel so happy that I succeeded at WILDing. The dream fades.

      I wake up at 8:15, remembering some fragments about running down a hallway, calling out to a friend to "get on his plane". I also vaguely remember being a WWII fighter pilot and having a superior who was bent on destroying me. I also recall a small visual fragment of showing my then-girlfriend a gift I got her: a Christmas-themed manual photocopier. I give it a quick look-over to figure out how it works, but am interrupted when she says it's worthless. I don't remember anything after that.

      At 8:30, i decide to experiment with WILD. I use laberge's 61 point relaxation, hitting vivid dreamlets at the 10th point. They get deeper and deeper, and I remain aware even though I'm not using any anchors or anything(), and as I approach entry-depth dreamlets, I am awoken by a dog.

      I notice, to my surprise, that 30 minutes have passed. I wake up for the day.
    9. MILD day 1

      by , 06-26-2015 at 07:05 PM (The Nightly Dreamer)
      Fell asleep at 00:00
      Intention: "I have lucid and memorable dreams every night"

      Woke up with an alarm at 7:00, recorded this fragment:

      The Road:

      I'm walking up a road with my mother. The road is your basic asphalt road, and it appears to be a road that I know well IRL. My mother says something about cars, and a red SUV appears from nowhere and almost runs me over before parking on a dirt road that branches off the main road. (Memory gone)

      Went back to sleep, then woke up at 9:15 recalling this fragment:

      Martial arts embarrassment:

      I'm in the martial arts studio, and its a black belt only class. The ceiling is much higher than IRL, and there's a large stone slab extending from floor to ceiling where the weapons rack should be. The Instructor(Master Pattison) says something, but I don't quite understand him and continue with my form. I then notice that everyone my rank is leaving, so I sneak out behind them. While walking through a hallway with bright light at the end, Pattison spots me through the glass door behind me. I feel embarrassed, and he orders me to perform the combat form Ro Hai(which is a rank above me IRL). I feel my mother behind me, and Pattison looks up and says to her:

      "It's alright if he makes mistakes, but it isn't if he tries to hide them."

      The dream ends.
    10. The field trip

      by , 06-24-2015 at 07:00 PM (The Nightly Dreamer)
      My high school is going on a field trip to some resort in Acapulco. When we get there, it looks like a traditional spanish villa, and we all go to our assigned rooms. Once there, I unpack and fall asleep. I wake up the next morning, and i hear an announcement over the intercom for all students to report to the main lounge in the lobby. I head down there in the elevator with a good friend of mine, luke, walk in, and grab a seat. The lounge is a cross between a comedy club and a bar, with multiple tables set up in front of the stage. The stage is at ground level, and the table that luke and I choose is extremely close to the stage's right side. We then hear an announcement that the "90's revival" will commence shortly. I turn around in my chair to face the stage, and the announcer introduces AC/DC to the stage. I then watch them play, but they're playing some weird country music. After what seems like an hour, my friend and I decide to sneak out. When we go outside, the building is a sprawling estate and much more modern-looking. We go find a pool, and there are 2, hot, and topless, chicks there. we jump into the pool, take a pick, then proceed to have sex with them. We then get out only to find a classmate staring us in the eye. He agrees to stay quiet if we pay him 100$, so we agree. We sneak back into the lounge, and sit through the last few minutes. As we leave the resort, I watch the kid who saw us earlier go to a teacher, and i realize he's betrayed us. I chase the teacher down through a slightly different version of downtown encinitas, before I finally catch up to him and wake up.
    11. The FA(April 7th, 2015)

      by , 04-07-2015 at 04:57 PM (The Nightly Dreamer)
      I wake up from an unsuccessful WILD, and get up to say bye to my mom, who's taking the car to the autoshop(in both realities), and will be gone for the next five hours or so. I walk towards the living room, but trip and fall. It doesn't hurt, and in response to my slight feeling of being in a dream, my cat glides across the living room floor, then jumps up onto the couch. I notice a second, identical copy of my cat under the desk. Doubting the reality of my dream, i decide to check the time. In reality, it was 8 something, so it should be day by now. I look out the window, and its barely sunrise. As i realize its a dream, i wake up.
    12. June 4th, 2012(Copied from original DJ)

      by , 04-05-2015 at 08:44 PM (The Nightly Dreamer)
      Lucid: No

      Dreams Recalled: 1

      I'm at some sort of juice shop, and i choose something completely out of place: hot cocoa. Unlike the other juices, this one has the chuao logo on it. The others have concepts of their own fruit. They all appear to be covered, Styrofoam cups, like coffee cups. I pay for the coco, and the cup is light brown. I am served by a short, half bald man with large clumps of curly gray hair over his ears. The man has a gray waistcoat, and i walk towards a massive white dome-like marble building with pillars.