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    1. Totm attempts October 2011 - January 2012

      , 02-16-2012 at 12:49 AM (Hyu's Adventures)
      October 2011
      - Visit a house and ask for Trick or Treat - Report what you were given
      - Become one of the 13 Gods of Olympus (Zeus, Posiedon, Hades, Athena, Hera, Apollo, Artemis, Hermes, Dionysus, Hephaestus, Ares, Demeter, and Aphrodite)

      I had an unreasonable amount of problems with the basic task.
      Whenever I knocked at a place, people either wouldn't open the door, claim that it is late and they want to sleep, or state that we do not celebrate Halloween around here.

      During one dream I considered doing the advanced task, but realized that I didn't know enough about Hades, which is the god I chose to become.

      • I'm walking through my street hoping to finally complete the basic totm.
        I cannot believe how hard I'm failing at it, it seems so simple.
        I decide to summon Faye to help me out and she promptly appears.

        We go to the first house to ask for Trick or Treat and I transform myself into a half gargoyle / half human.
        As the door opens I roar and Faye asks for Trick or Treat.

        "... you are stupid, we don't do that around here."

        He closes the door.
        I'm pissed, why is this not working...
        Faye is on her way to the next house but I call her back.
        I knock on the door rather vigorously.

        "What do you want? Go away!"
        "Listen up friend... you are going to move your ass to the kitchen and get us some fucking candy."

        He looks at me rather offended.
        I show him my half transformed hand and grow long claws out of it.
        He gets scared and runs into the house.
        A few seconds later he comes back with a big bag full of candy and hands it over with his hands shivering.

        "See, was that so hard?"

        He closes the door.

        "You know... that totally doesn't count."
        "Why not?"
        "This was quite a bit closer to robbery than it was to Trick or Treating."

        I shrug it off and decide that I have completed the task.

      November 2011
      - Go into your school (old or current) and make all your teachers mad
      - Visit a place in your favorite book, video game, movie, TV show, etc.

      I didn't attempt the basic task but managed to do the advanced on the first try.
      I cannot recall where I went for it though, I had rather bad recall on that dream and didn't write it down.

      December 2011
      - Fly up in the sky and find out where all the snow comes from
      - Find Santa and deliver presents with him.

      • After become lucid at home, I decide to quickly fly into the sky and complete the basic task.
        I have no plans to complete the advanced one, I just want to do the basic one quickly and then teleport to Teraluna.
        Whilst flying upwards I realize that it isn't actually snowing, which is sort of an issue if I want to see where the snow is coming from.
        But then for some reason I notice that is is actually snowing... heh.
        I don't have to fly very far until the snow turns into rain.

        I'm not really sure what I was expecting. A magic machine of sorts perhaps?
        The rain just gradually turns into snow due to the low temperatures.
        I shrink myself down to the size of a rain drop and follow it down.
        It gradually crystallizes, it's quite beautiful.

        I'm satisfied and turn back to my normal size in order to teleport...

      January 2012
      - Set off fireworks in a crowded place and record what happened/how the DCs reacted.
      - Go back in time and see yourself at the moment you became lucid.

      I only did the basic task during a rather long and interesting lucid which I'll probably post at a later time.
      I didn't attempt the advanced one.
      Tags: totm
      lucid , side notes , task of the month
    2. Totm attempts / Hibiscus girl / Destiny

      , 09-13-2011 at 02:51 AM (Hyu's Adventures)
      I wasn't really able to write these down until now, I just had lots of things to do.
      I have noticed that my dream recall has been acting a bit weird over the past few days.
      I just seem to remember a ton of dreams, though most of them are very vague and fragmented.
      My dreams don't seem to be more vivid or any longer though, so I'm not really sure if it's "better".
      Nevertheless it feels weird remembering like ~10 different fragments a day.
      These are a few interesting ones.

      Totm Attempt #1: Butterfly
      I WILD during an afternoon nap, trying to complete the Totm.
      I'm quite confident that I'll manage to succeed on the first try.

      My dream starts on "the beach".
      For some reason some of my WILD's randomly seem to start out on this beach.
      It always looks the same, and it is always dusk.
      I remember the Totm and approach the water in order to walk on it.
      This is going to be easy I have done this many times before.

      But as I approach the beach I suddenly spot a butterfly.
      It is extremely colorful, with very colorful and vivid patterns on its wings.
      It's emitting glowing particles.
      I follow it, intrigued as to where it is going and completely forget about the Totm.

      Totm Attempt #2:
      I have another dream of being lost in an unknown hotel.
      I become lucid and remember the Totm.
      The dream is unstable and I'm not thinking very clearly.
      Instead of stabilizing, I start running around aimlessly, attempting to find a water surface.
      The dream quickly fades to black and ends.

      The hibiscus girl:
      I had another dream about the hibiscus girl: Another mysterious woman / Emotional and sensory overload - Dream Journals - Lucid Dreaming - Dream Views
      Unfortunately my recall of it is quite bad.

      This time we are on the surface of another planet.
      She has a red hibiscus attached to her left ear, looking very similar to the one drawn on her bikini last time.
      We're having a discussion, I demand to know who she is.
      She refuses to tell me though.
      It seems clear by now that she is reading my DJ, I'm considering that she might be a DV member.
      I make the comment that she has an "unfair advantage" over me, because she's able to read my DJ, yet I know nothing about her.

      But she keeps denying my requests, and says that she likes being in control.
      I remember that last time she was able to drag me to another place by simply looking into my eyes.
      I attempt to do the same thing to her, and manage to drag her to the beach.

      This surprises her quite a bit, but it also seems to amuse her.
      I say that I never stated that I write everything down in my online DJ, she might be in for a few surprises.
      She makes a comment that makes me believe that this is some sort of game to her.
      I somehow understand this reasoning though and begin to share it.

      Totm Attempt #3:
      I decide to attempt the Totm yet again. I'm determined to complete both tasks.
      I do it during an afternoon nap yet again since I had some success last time, except that I got distracted.

      Surprisingly, I enter the dream on the beach yet again.
      This time I decide to stabilize the dream though, and calm my mind.
      I rub my hands and slowly approach the sea.
      I feel the sand beneath my toes. It's still moderately warm.

      For some reason I'm a bit nervous as I start walking on the water surface.
      Oddly enough I seem to be afraid to fail, even though I've done it many times before.
      Fortunately, it works flawlessly.
      I walk on the water, deeper into the sea with my arms stretched out for additional balance.

      Alright, so far so good, controlling elements is next.
      I look at my right hand and make it catch on fire.
      This is quite straightforwards as I have manipulated fire many times before.
      But what other element could I possibly manipulate?
      Water...? No. That's probably too hard.

      I create an arc of lightning between two of my fingers.
      I think that I have completed the Totm for a moment, but then realize that lighting isn't exactly one of the 4 elements.
      What were the other ones again?
      Fire, Water... Earth? I wouldn't know what to do with earth...
      Wind it is.

      I compress some of the air around me into my right fist and release it forwards.
      This creates a shock and air is propelled forwards.
      The pressure upsets the water surface.

      I'm not really satisfied with the result though.
      I do the same thing again, this time compressing much more air.
      This time it creates a small tornado, that runs flat over the water surface.
      It lifts some of it up and sprays it all over the place.

      I'm quite satisfied, and happy that I managed to complete both tasks within a single dream.
      I decide to dive into the sea to see if I'll find something interesting, but it doesn't take long until I wake up.

      After a long time, I've started having dream fragments of "Destiny" yet again: Recurring dream about a spaceship mission to find extraterrestrial life. - Dream Journals - Lucid Dreaming - Dream Views
      None of them drove "the plot" forward though.
      I was always on board the Destiny completing a random task.
      My memories of the dream fragments are quite vague.
    3. The abandoned city of Jupiter (Totm)

      , 06-08-2011 at 02:35 PM (Hyu's Adventures)
      I'm at home, programming for one of my current projects.
      I have a bit of trouble getting something to work, that doesn't appear to make much sense.
      I quickly realize that what the problem itself is complete nonsense.

      Yep, I'm definitely dreaming.

      I notice I've also been programming in chrome in stead of visual studio, how weird.
      I see the "Dreamviews" tab is still open, so I click on it wondering if there'll be anything special.
      Unfortunately I get an error trying to access the page:

      "Error 000: You are not awake"

      I stand up and take a closer look at my room, trying to let the dream settle in and to figure out what to do.
      I'll try the advanced Totm again. I'll go to Jupiter! But this time I'll do it right, not like last time...
      After I feel that the dream is stable and that I am thinking clearly, I draw my phoenix wings and try to reach out to Jupiter with my mind.
      It's pretty easy, and I immediately find the big red spot, great!
      I take a step through the fabric of space, teleporting a few 100 meters over the red spot of Jupiter.

      I immediately start falling. Yeah... gravity, how did I not think of that?
      Jupiter is huge! When I look at the horizon I cannot see any curvature, it's perfectly straight, as if it would be a plane of infinite size.
      There is no sound as I fall, but I understand that is because I haven't entered the atmosphere yet.
      Obviously I can't hear anything in the void of space.

      I know I'll hit the outer atmosphere any second now, I can see the red layer of gas approaching very rapidly.
      It looks like an absolutely massive tornado, reaching for possible thousands of kilometers, and I'm falling into the very center of it.
      As soon as I hit the first clouds I can hear a massive thunderstorm. It is very loud, and it never stops growling.
      I see lightning flashes everywhere, so I draw a protective bubble around myself, which lessens the pressure I feel all over my body and the intensity of the sound.
      Although the smell is very faint, it smells a bit like an orange? How weird, I would have expected something more like sulfur.

      I descend through many layers of clouds, and the intensity of the storm decreases as I go deeper.
      Suddenly, a pocket in the clouds appears. There's a biodome floating in the middle of it!

      I realize that I will hit it pretty hard if I don't slow down and instinctively summon my wings in order to do so.
      Although I do slow down quickly I won't stop in time, but I know that's not a big issue.
      Just before hitting the outer wall of the biodome I simply blink through it and end up on the other side.
      I slow down and land on a big greenfield next to a sea.
      The air tastes and smells very fresh, you get that sort of salty taste as if you're standing on the beach of a big ocean.

      I was hoping to meet the inhabitants of this biodome, but it seems this place has been abandoned a long time ago, how unfortunate.
      But I'm quite happy that I managed to do this and that I found something rather interesting.
      I want to do the basic task as well, but I'm afraid to loose the dream if I go back to earth.
      But then it strikes me, the basic task should be easier than the advanced one... I'll just summon a shipwreck right here.
      My back is turned towards the sea, so as I turn around I expect there to be a shipwreck, and there is.
      It's right under the water surface on the beach. It's an old wooden pirate ship.

      I wonder if I can blink into water? Ah, what the hell, I'll just try.
      I look at the ship and blink. OUCH!
      Well, the good news is it works. The bad news is it feels like running head on into a brick wall.
      I dive into the wreck, searching for a treasure chest.
      It gets quite dark which I dislike, I know going into darkness can end dreams.
      But then I find a wooden treasure chest... except... it's really really small.
      It's maybe 10 by 10 centimeters, but it looks like a royal chest with jewels and everything on it.

      I open it up, hoping to find something amazing.
      As it opens, a few faint light rays emerge from it... woah!
      Inside of the chest I find... well... a wooden Yo-Yo.
      What the fuck? Seriously? What kind of treasure is that?
      My vision slowly becomes darker and then blacks out.

      I decide not to try to stabilize it and wake up instead to take notes.
    4. Concert on Teraluna

      , 03-03-2011 at 04:00 PM (Hyu's Adventures)
      non dream - lucid - non lucid

      I haven't had any 'memorable' dreams for some time.
      I strongly believe that this is caused by a lot of stress in waking life.
      So when I finished a project yesterday, I was quite relieved and decided to take the rest of the day off.
      I still have quite a few things to do, but I figured I could afford to relax for one day and sleep properly for once.
      I chatted with some friends on teamspeak and played some sc2.
      When I went to bed I wondered if I'd be able to recall an awesome dream this night.
      I started thinking about what has happened thus far, and tried to go to the whole 'teraluna' plot again, from the very beginning.
      At some point I fell asleep.

      This is the second dream of the night.

      I'm at some kind of open theater:

      It's not as big as in the picture, but the stone seat arrangement is quite similar.
      Some sort of concert is about to start.
      There's a girl with a violin, one with a cello, one with an e-guitar, a guy with a bass and another on drums.
      Quite an interesting arrangement, I like violins and cellos.

      I know I'm on Teraluna, but I don't think about it very much, I'm just happy to be here and wonder where Yuya is.
      Then I remember that she went to get drinks. I look around.
      I'm sitting in the second row, there's not really that many other people here, maybe around 50?
      It's nice because we're all spread out, so everyone has a lot of space.
      I admire the sky for a bit. Since Teraluna has no artificial lights you can see the stars and nebula in the sky very clearly.
      I suddenly remember that I should probably stabilize the dream, I feel like I'm out of practice.

      I rub my hands, but then I remember that I have a more effective way of doing this.
      I gently activate my dragonic aura, which causes a warm and fuzzy feeling all over my body.
      I wish all dreams would start on Teraluna, it is such an obvious dream sign, I never missed it so far.
      Yuya joins me and hands me a rather strange but interesting drink.
      There's a blue and a green liquid inside, but they don't mix, so it looks all swirly.

      Yuya sits down the exact moment I'm stretching my arms, and she sits very close so I automatically put my arm around her.
      I'm not entirely sure how that happened. Smooth Hyu... very smooth...
      I'm happy to see her again, it feels as ecstatic as it always does.

      "You're awake!"
      "Yes! Can you always tell?"
      "Mostly, yes."

      The band is starting to play so we stop talking.
      I take a sip of my drink. I'm quite surprised by the taste.
      I thought it would taste like lemonade, but it actually tastes like champagne.

      The beginning of the first song reminds me very strongly of the Morrowind Theme:

      After some time it's very different though.
      It's very special, I can't classify it into a genre of music, but I absolutely love it.
      I notice the guitar part isn't very hard, I think "I can do that".
      I concentrate on it and try to remember it, I want to play it in waking life... (Sadly, I can't remember it at all)

      ... We're sitting at the table in front of Yuya's place.
      For some reason the music is still playing.
      We're talking about waking life. I complain that I'm stressed lately and that I want to visit her more often...

      ... For some odd reason I think of 'dream fruits', there was something about them, but what was it?
      Yuya takes one of those blue lemons from a basket on the table and hands it to me.
      Then I remember, it was the advanced task of the month on DV! (It's the basic one actually, I confused it)
      I can't believe I remembered it, I only read about it once.
      I take a big bite out of excitement. It's very sour, I regret taking such a big bite.
      Yuya laughs.
      We talk some more before the dream ends.
      (I can't remember what we were talking about though)