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    Purple

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    Hyu
    , 09-22-2014 at 04:10 PM (1819 Views)
    I'm trying to fix a rather infuriating bug in a game prototype I'm working on.
    Every time I run it through the debugger I get completely different results.
    Even the code seems to change occasionally.


    Eventually I realize that this is a dream sign and I try to increase my awareness.
    A skype window pops up with a message from ~ Dreamer ~.
    It says:

    "I'm waiting..."

    Oooooh. Did we want to meet on the beach tonight? Is ~ Dreamer ~ on the beach waiting for me?
    I decide to go to bed immediately in order to attempt a WILD.
    Surprisingly, I transition almost immediately, and find myself of the beach.

    I remember to take a moment to stabilize the dream by going through all of my senses.

    Wait... did I just attempt to WILD, even though I already knew that I was dreaming???
    Well then... I'm off to a good start.

    Anyways, I do feel that I am more focused now, so I begin my search for ~ Dreamer ~.
    I start thinking about whether it is even possible for another dreamer to come to my beach.
    It is a very private place after all, a place where I always feel safe.
    But I decide that this shouldn't cause any problems.
    After all I'm comfortable with the idea of her being here.

    Unfortunately I can't find her, but I do see that there is another DC by the ocean.
    Perhaps she has seen ~ Dreamer ~? I walk over to her in order to ask her.
    As I get closer I notice that the DC has an interesting hair color.
    It is bleached white with slightly lavender highlights.
    Just as I arrive she jokingly says:

    "You're late!"

    What? Oh! Suddenly it becomes very obvious that she is in fact ~ Dreamer ~, not just a random DC that happens to be on the beach.
    For some reason I assumed that she would have purple hair, so I didn't recognize her earlier.
    I wonder why that is though. Usually I don't have any problems to recognize people in dreams, even if their appearance has changed.
    She turns towards me, and I immediately notice her eyes.



    Wow! Her eyes are so beautiful. I can almost feel the energy radiating from them.
    She has had purple eyes in my dreams before, but they were never quite as vibrant as they are now.

    "Hi?"

    Oops, I realize that I haven't said anything yet. Instead I'm just staring at her eyes.
    I feel a little awkward and somewhat anxious. I don't know what to say.
    But then I remember reading that ~ Dreamer ~ has overcome such situations by getting naked.
    I do like the general approach, but I'm not quite comfortable enough to just get naked.
    Instead I decide to get reaaally close to her face and look right into her eyes.

    "Have you seen your eyes? They are soooo purple."
    "They are?"

    She looks around for a moment and then uses her dream powers to pull some water out of the ocean,
    and shapes it into a thin water mirror. It is still mostly transparent,
    but the reflection is good enough to clearly see how vibrant her eyes are.

    "Ooooh, I like it!"

    "Hey Hyu. Tell me a trick?"
    "A trick?"
    "Yes! Like, a trick to improve lucidity!"
    "Hmmm. Well, basically just engage all of your senses?"
    "Yes, yes, I know that! Tell me an actual trick!"
    "Oooh, I know! Take off your shoes!"

    After a small pause she frowns a little.

    "Why.... do you want to see my feet?"

    Why did I say it like that?

    "No... it's..."
    "When you're barefoot, you are constantly engaging your sense of touch."
    "You always feel the texture of the ground... like the softness of the sand."
    "Basically it's similar to constantly touching everything you encounter with your hands."
    "Ooooh, I see! Hahaha, that does make more sense than you revealing that you have a foot fetish or something. "
    "Did I make you a little uncomfortable there?"

    "It's fine... I'm just a little nervous."
    "Don't worry, I experience that in my dreams as well."
    "Yes, and then you get naked to..."
    "... no, I mean... I'm not suggesting that you..."

    We both have to laugh about the situation.
    And then suddenly the laughter turns into a ring tone? What?


    Aaand I wake up, because the alarm on my phone went off.
    I'm annoyed because the dream was quite stable, I bet it could have lasted quite a bit longer if the alarm didn't go off.
    But I remember the dream quite vividly, which is nice, and I journal it immediately.
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    Comments

    1. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Awesome dream, hyu! I loved Dreamer's water mirror dream power to check out her new eyeball color! I also loved that now I'm not the only one who has shown up in your DJ with white hair!

      Is the tip about making yourself barefoot something you really do? Because it's a great idea... so simple and straightforward, but something I've not really thought of as a way of connecting with the dream. Do you always just make yourself barefoot upon becoming lucid?

      Your memory for dialogue is especially good. This is something I've worked on a lot and have gotten pretty good at, but I think you are several levels beyond me on this. Waking up fresh from the dream like that probably helps, but do you have any special tricks for keeping those details filed away after the dream? Alarms in particular have a way of rattling me sometimes and I can lose a few details.

      Congratulations on the lucidity and this very cool dream. I really need to get caught up on the rest of your DJ!
      KristaNicole07, ~Dreamer~ and Hyu like this.
    2. KristaNicole07's Avatar
      Lol! That ending was hilarious! Congrats on the lucidity and meeting up with Dreamer!
      ~Dreamer~ and Hyu like this.
    3. Hyu's Avatar
      I also loved that now I'm not the only one who has shown up in your DJ with white hair!


      Is the tip about making yourself barefoot something you really do? Because it's a great idea... so simple and straightforward, but something I've not really thought of as a way of connecting with the dream. Do you always just make yourself barefoot upon becoming lucid?
      Yes, it is something I try to do when I remember to properly stabilize the dream. (Which lately is not very often...)
      It's something that Yuya recommended. I like it because it is something that is really easy to do.
      Just like rubbing hands, it is something that you can do in pretty much any situation.
      Ideally you would remain aware of how the ground feels throughout the entire dream, but that is not really something I have the attention span for.
      And of course I don't actually take my shoes of, I just decide that I am barefoot, which seems to work well enough.

      Your memory for dialogue is especially good. This is something I've worked on a lot and have gotten pretty good at, but I think you are several levels beyond me on this. Waking up fresh from the dream like that probably helps, but do you have any special tricks for keeping those details filed away after the dream? Alarms in particular have a way of rattling me sometimes and I can lose a few details.
      I have lost entire dreams to alarms. It is so annoying when that happens.
      To improve my recall (including dialogue) I keep a scribble DJ next to my bed.
      Whenever I wake up, I try to replay any dreams I've had in my mind.
      I then grab my scribble DJ and write down key words.
      Basically I write down the bare minimum that I feel I'm going to need later, when I journal the dream properly.
      I do all of this before getting out of bed. (or going back to sleep)
      I uploaded the scribble DJ entry for this dream to give you a better idea of what that looks like:
      Click me

      Besides that, I occasionally make a mental note when a DC says something interesting that I want to remember.
      I found that this is a pretty powerful tool, as long as I don't use it too often within the same dream.

      And for recurring DC's I know the way they phrase things, so I can often fill in small gaps, as long as I remember the overall conversation well enough.

      Anyways, I'm beginning to ramble. I hope this helps!

      Lol! That ending was hilarious! Congrats on the lucidity and meeting up with Dreamer!
      Thank you!
      Updated 09-23-2014 at 01:41 AM by Hyu
    4. ~Dreamer~'s Avatar
      I love this dream so much!
      Thank you for inviting me into your dreamworld!

      I love that you got so close to my face! Pushing past those comfort barriers is one of my favourite things to do in dreams, and I think it stabilises the dream for me because it requires a lot of mindfulness to recognise that those insecurities are not relevant in that moment.

      Wow, that water/mirror trick was amazing, I am impressed with my dream powers!

      LOL @ our foot fetish conversation! That is hilarious!
      Our awkward moments in your dreams are really cute! I bet I'm a lot more confident in your dreams than I am in waking life, I would probably be the nervous one outside of the dreamworld.

      Thanks for posting that link to your notes too, it's really great how you lay out the conversation like that! I think I will try doing that from now on. =)

      It's always so special to be featured in your DJ, thank you for thinking of me!
      I hope you will show me the beach in my dreams soon, too. =)
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    5. DrX's Avatar
      I was hoping the two of you actually shared that dream!
    6. pointofbeing's Avatar
      "On second thought... maybe you should get that Unreal 4 license. Mess around with it a little you know?"

      Ironically, this post from a while back makes me feel you have some major esp juju going on or something, as unreal4 is now free to mess around with. You should thank yourself, or future self, XD.