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    1. Black Market Trade

      by , 09-07-2018 at 05:26 AM
      I was in a formal dress at a big meeting where there were rows and rows of seats. I don't remember anything about the meeting except that this was one of my dreams where languages kind of mixed randomly and people would switch between Korean, English and Spanish with no rhyme or reason.

      After the meeting a shady looking white guy in a trench coat asked me if I would hand over an "item" to one of my Korean friends for him. I don't really know what was going through my head but I agreed and took some weird black package he had stuffed in his trench coat. I found my old friend in the hallway outside the room where the meeting was held. We said hi and stuff, and suddenly he showed me a big open envelope for me to put the package in. I understood the gesture despite him not saying anything, and I attempted to put the item in the envelope. I was a little clumsy, though, and I fumbled with the package and then dropped it on the ground. When I went to pick it up some government officials, who were big men in suits wearing sunglasses, introduced themselves to us and then told us in English that they knew what we were doing (funny because I still didn't really know what I was doing) and that we would need to come with them. My Korean friend deliberately only spoke Korean to them and eventually they gave up on talking to him, but they took me into a dark room with a single spotlight over an interview table.

      They started asking me for my name and identification papers (I didn't have whatever those were supposed to be), and they interrogated me about the package. I woke up before we really got started though. Or maybe my recall just fades off at that point. I'm not really sure.
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      non-lucid
    2. Accidental WILD of joy

      by , 07-05-2018 at 06:25 AM
      So as I was tired and a little down on myself while I was sitting in a lawn chair outside I decided to take a nap just to get some rest. I found that I entered a dream consciously without even meaning to.

      I was standing in a kind of dream like those fake happy dreams they always portray in the movies - There was just a flat ground covered in grass, and you couldn't see too far because it dropped off into a peaceful white fog. I was not wearing shoes and I could feel the moist grass under my feet and in between my toes. I was wearing a white floral dress and I was walking around in this happy, blissful trance. After I walked for a bit I came to a white stone wall, and found a full length mirror on it. When I looked in it it really helped improve my self image, because despite my usual feelings of inadequacy about my appearance, in that moment I just felt absolutely beautiful. And the image of me in the mirror seemed pretty accurate to my real features, so the good feeling lasted quite a while after I woke up from the dream.

      I started skipping along and I decided I wanted to try to summon a dream character. I found myself expecting a hill with a tree to appear in front of me, and it did. I didn't really know who I wanted to appear on the hill. In fact, I think I was expecting a boy to come out and greet me. But when I got to the hill I met with an old friend from high school whom I hadn't seen in a few years, and she was wearing the same floral dress as me, bare foot in the grass as I was. We were so happy to see each other we smiled and greeted each other and hugged. Then we played around on the hill like little children, chasing each other around and using a tire swing that was attached to the tree on the hill. Now I really want to see that friend again and talk to her.
      Categories
      lucid , memorable
    3. Going to School

      by , 05-27-2018 at 02:01 PM
      I had a dream that started with me looking at a poster with the moon on it. I think it was a historical thing about the moon landing. I was talking to my parents about it. We needed to get to a destination from the school we were at and someone gave us a map. My mom took the map and showed it to my dad and myself. As we were looking at it we saw that there were several paths leading to our destination, and while most were marked with a little flag picture with the letter B, some were marked with A. A lady told us that if we went through the areas marked with A and avoided the ones with B we would get extra points. So that is what we did. I talked to my dad about some TV show as we went.

      When we arrived we were in front of a big hospital. My dad was saying that this pile of dirt in front of the hospital was a great place for what we were planning (I can't remember what we were planning). A fire started in front of the hospital and we were tasked with finding someone in the hospital that can help. I remember asking my mom why we didn't just call the fire department.

      After searching for a bit we couldn't find the person we were looking for and so my dad made an announcement to everyone in the room about the fire and who we were looking for. This caused everyone to panic and run around in circles. I walked outside and an old friend was telling me to jump in his car. I walked toward the car about I guess I was too slow because my friend got out and three girls got in the car with the driver and drove off. Two other boys I knew from a long time ago, one from high school and one from when I was very little, found us and we all started walking to the school together.

      I saw the boy I knew from when I was very young pull out a plastic bag with Nintendo DS cartridges in it. "You still play Nintendo DS?" I asked him.

      "Yeah, these are just the games that I like." He told me.

      "I never really got into those," I replied, looking that the games he was sifting through, "but that is awesome for you. You should do whatever you want."

      At this point the boy I knew from high school started talking about how much fun he had had playing pokemon. This started up a conversation wherein we all discussed our experiences with the game. They were both astonished when I told them I never really played a pokemon game until high school.

      When we arrived at the school I had trouble getting through the front door because I was apparently wearing a really big, overstuffed backpack that I hadn't noticed until this point. I crawled into an open window for some reason.
      Categories
      non-lucid
    4. No Chicken for Me

      by , 05-20-2018 at 02:57 PM
      I was in a library at first and I was trying to get them to send a package like it was a post office.

      Later I went to a restaurant with an old friend and I wanted to order myself some popcorn chicken that I saw on the menu but they would only sell it to large groups; the smallest size available was supposed to feed 4 people. I asked "Could I just get enough for me, like just a few pieces of chicken?"

      And she said "no, sorry, we can't do that."

      At the end of the dream I was playing some sort of video game where you can customize your house.
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    5. Corrupted police working with the yakuza

      by , 05-11-2018 at 11:08 PM
      In this dream there were a lot of flashback type moments and fake memories, and I wasn't always sure whether I was in a flashback or a current timeline in the dream, so it is hard to write in chronological order.

      I was working as a detective with the police in an american city that I didn't recognize. My partner was a man that you might think of as the stereotypical cop, big muscles, slightly overweight, very serious about his job. We worked out of a station on a new york-esque street and we each worked in the front of the building. The room was horizontal parallel with the street and had glass windows covering the entire wall kind of like you would see in a downtown clothing store. As we were looking over cases on the computers my partner got a call for us to check out the crime scene of a homicide. We immediately got up and left for the scene. It was raining hard and it was already dark outside. I got in the passenger seat of the car and we talked about the call as we drove out of the city and into the countryside. I got a call from a friend who apparently ran a crime organization or something, I think she was a weapons dealer or something like that. She told me that the cops were in coalition with the yakuza again. She said "aren't you glad that you joined that corrupt organization?"

      Then there was a flashback type event where I remembered a point before I became a detective. I remembered the yakuza in the city controlling the streets and the police looked the other way. The robbers and murderers from their organization always "got away" because no one did anything about it. I remember vaguely someone getting stabbed in an alleyway.

      Apparently this was in the past, the connection was eventually uncovered, and the corruption was supposedly purged.

      As we were driving we got a call from the chief of police saying there was a criminal organization compound discovered and there all units were to report for an immediate raid of the compound with "assistance". I knew the deal behind it, that it was my friend's place and the yakuza were raiding it, but I didn't say anything to my partner.

      My memory is a little vague for a while but when we got there it was in the middle of a almost canyon like place, and down into a big (maybe 30m wide) hole in the ground with water at the bottom (maybe a spring?) there was a walkway into a big metal door in the rock on the side of the hole.

      I must have snuck away from the pack of police and yakuza gathering at some point, because I was on the other side of the hole spying what was going on hiding on the branches of a dead tree. No one seemed to notice me even though thinking back I should have been plainly visible in the situation as it was morning now and light out. The police stayed on the high ground to apprehend any escapees, and the yakuza entered the compound. I figured that even though my friend was a criminal, the right thing to do would be to help her and her gang, since the yakuza would probably kill or torture them. After the yakuza had all stormed inside I ran in through the front doors. At first I tried to be stealthy but in the narrow steel hallways I was soon found and I started sprinting through the hallway which occasionally had sets of stairs going up.

      The group that saw me first were unable to catch me as I ran deeper into the compound. When I ran into another group of yakuza on the next set of stairs I beat one to the ground, and then I grabbed another guy and threw him into two yakuza girls to keep them from following me as I ran up the stairs. (As I was in complete police uniform I had a holstered gun but I don't recall ever using it).

      When I got to the next group one guy had a katana and tried to fight me with it but I was able to take it out of his hands and knock him out with a punch to the jaw. I kept fighting but my dream ended there.

      This was a violent dream, wow . I wonder what happened to my friend?
      Categories
      non-lucid , memorable
    6. Buying Souvenirs

      by , 05-06-2018 at 02:32 PM
      This morning I found myself at Gyeongbokgung palace again. When I got to the entrance I realized I was just in street clothes, and I remembered that I was going to try to show up in hanbok from now on so I crossed the street and found the store from my first dream about the palace. Luckily everything was the same and I was able to get the same dress without paying for it.

      As I waited in front of the palace I lost my lucidity. Eventually some girl came up to me and asked if I wanted to go shopping. I said yes, and we went into one of the palace's museums and starting looking at and buying souvenirs. Somehow I had a purse that I didn't have in the beginning of the dream, and inside it I had a lot of Korean money. The money was really detailed and accurate looking. I bought some hanja writing pens (basically pens with little paintbrush tips), a cute notebook, a puzzle, and some multicolored chopsticks with Korean written on them. I don't know what the other girl bought.
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      lucid , non-lucid , memorable
    7. On the Island with a mansion

      by , 05-03-2018 at 02:46 PM
      I was with my mom and some other lady on an island in the middle of the ocean. The island was pretty small but we found an old abandoned mansion and we started living in the basement to take shelter from the weather. The mansion was completely wooden, looking super dark, almost black, as a cause of being so old. My mom talked about sending packages of food in the mail to my younger sister.

      We started getting mail at the mansion, and my mom saw a package one day and said "oh no, the package didn't go through and they sent it back to us." So we opened it and McDonald's meals were inside, and they were still hot so we ate them. It tasted pretty good, I was hungry in the dream so it was really nice.
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      Uncategorized
    8. Cafeteria Joke

      by , 04-30-2018 at 01:49 PM
      So I was at a school and I was going to eat with this guy who apparently was my friend. The place kind of looked like my middle school cafeteria so maybe I was in middle school? I was wearing jeans and a t shirt.

      So as we are in line for our food we are waiting and out of boredom I start talking and I make this joke that has practically everyone in earshot laughing, except my friend. My friend just had this sad look on his face. I guess the joke must have been an offensive one, I feel like maybe it was making fun of boys.

      Anyway I guess I got really popular but I felt really bad after seeing my friend's reaction. The dream showed me this list, it was kind of like a pause screen or a spreadsheet I guess. The list had all the people around me and described their reactions. Most of them thought I was hilarious, a couple of them laughed along because they wanted to fit in, but what really got me was the report about my friend. "You really hurt him with that joke. It might take him a while to get over this."

      The joke must not have really been that funny since I can't remember it.
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      non-lucid
    9. Gyeongbokgung palace 2

      by , 04-29-2018 at 02:30 PM
      This dream memory is very vague and non lucid.

      I remember standing by the entrance to the palace in the same hanbok as last time (maybe this could become a way for others to recognize me? ). I had somehow got myself to the palace for the shared dreaming experiment without having a lucid dream. At some point someone came up to me and asked "What are you doing?"

      "Waiting on a friend", I told her or him.

      We talked longer but I don't remember the words.
      Categories
      non-lucid , dream fragment
    10. Badguys in the Orphanage

      by , 04-28-2018 at 07:17 PM
      The first part of this dream was like a movie - I didn't control or embody any of the characters I just watched. There was this lady and this man working at an orphanage. I think they made medicine or something, I'm not sure. But both of them would sneak out of the orphanage to sell stuff that they brought out. They had all these secret passages out of the orphanage going through air ducts and laundry chutes. One day as the woman was sliding down a laundry chute and then through an air duct she was caught because there were construction workers working on the air ducts. The boss talked to her and she admitted that she and the other man were selling the medicine (or whatever it was I am just guessing) illegally. So she and the man were reprimanded, but did not get fired. As a last ditch effort they both took everything they could carry and ran away from the place. The police were chasing them but they got away.

      I started doing something after watching the movie but I can't remember what happened.
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      non-lucid
    11. N64 and Pizza Machine

      by , 04-25-2018 at 10:20 PM
      So I remembered most of this dream this morning, but unfortunately I had to finish preparing for a school presentation that I gave this morning so I was unable to record it immediately, and now I remember very little. Ok, now that I finished writing down the dream I remembered a lot more than I thought.

      I was playing Diddy Kong Racing on the N64. For some reason a computer player was really really fast, and kept ahead of me even though I was playing well and not making mistakes. I actually remember the characters, too I was the mouse character (been too long I can't remember her name) and the computer beating me was Diddy. I was getting really frustrated and started complaining "this is ridiculous how can I beat that?"

      So my brother who I haven't seen in several months (he currently lives on the other side of the United States) was apparently sitting next to me and he said "huh that is weird how hard that is. let me try." I gave him the controller and he proceeded to restart the race and beat the same computer by a lap. (which is actually pretty realistic, he is legitimately one of the best Diddy Kong Racing players in the world in waking life) "wow that computer was really fast." I just rolled my eyes at him.

      Later in the dream I was standing next to a vending machine trying to buy pepperoni pizza. The machine isn't taking my dollar bills, and I remember I needed 50 cents more to buy the pizza. I notice now that the machine says "exact change only" so I get out a couple of spare quarters, but to my dismay the machine just spit them back out at me. My dad came over and said to try his quarters. I put in his two quarters too and one was accepted, but the other kept getting rejected. In the midst of this frustration I woke up.

      Updated 04-26-2018 at 12:45 AM by 94805

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      Uncategorized
    12. Gyeongbokgung palace and hanbok

      by , 04-21-2018 at 03:04 PM
      Note for members of DawnEye11's shared dream experiment: I know that it is still Saturday morning over here and you may not have successfully attempted the experiment yet. Be warned that this dream contains accurate details about Gyeongbokgung palace, as well as other details such as the symbol I chose.

      Before this dream started, I woke up remembering that I had woke up in the middle of the night writing down an awesome dream in the notes on my phone, so I wouldn't forget. Apparently though, it was a false awakening because when I woke up this morning and checked my phone there was no such note. ㅜㅜ I had focused so much and tried so hard to participate in the shared dream experiment but I hadn't even remembered any of my dreams, except for the false awakening I suppose. I went back to sleep and did a WILD as a last ditch effort. Maybe I should try WILDs more often, they seem to work better for me than DILDs.

      I recognized my surroundings as I stood on the sidewalk of a busy 6-lane street in the midst of skyscrapers. I had been here before, and I was sure I was near to Gyeongbokgung palace as I had focused on it for my WILD and I was pretty sure I knew the way from the street I was on. It reminded me of how busy a city with ten million people can be. It was a nice sunny day, probably early fall. There were a lot of cars and a lot of people walking the sidewalks. As I made my way around the block I saw the main gate to Gyeongbokgung palace in the distance across the street. Before I got there I noticed a hanbok (traditional Korean clothing) rental store on my left. It is common for tourists, especially women, to rent hanbok as they tour Gyeongbokrung palace. I had always wanted to try it on but had never done so. I walked into the store and said "한복 하나 입고 싶어요" (I want to try on a hanbok).

      A middle-aged Korean man behind the counter asked me, his hand lifted to a rack with several different colored dresses, "어떤 게 마음에 들어요?" (Which one do you like?). I chose a hanbok with a blue top and red bottom. He handed it to me, and without asking me for money simply let me leave with it on. I changed into the hanbok. It didn't come with shoes, so I was wearing sneakers underneath the dress. It didn't look too weird, though, since hanbok is a full-length dress.

      Quite a conspiracy...-.jpg
      This is a basic idea of what it looked like but the top was blue instead of green.

      So I crossed the street seeing several tourists and approached Gyeongbokgung palace. At this point the dream started to fade, but as I was lucid I held onto the dream and focused on the palace to root myself in the dream. I walked through the main gate and found myself in the front courtyard. In the middle of the front courtyard I found daises growing in the middle of the courtyard. That was strange since the ground of the courtyard is pretty boring looking uncultivated dirt. I walked through the gate to the left as I heard drums, because I knew that the guards did the march reenactment over there (although they do go through the main courtyard as well). The drum sounds were loud and perfectly synchronized, it was rather impressive. Usually the guards are all wearing different brightly colored uniforms, but in my dream they all wore purple for some reason.

      I started to lose lucidity at this point, and I don't remember much of the rest of the dream, but eventually I visited the museum and looked at exhibits such as the king's meal. I love Korean food so this made me hungry. There were many foods represented by the fake set up in the museum, but what I really craved was the king's rice and stew.

      Updated 04-21-2018 at 03:18 PM by 94805

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      lucid , false awakening , memorable
    13. Alien fishing

      by , 04-18-2018 at 09:56 PM
      So my family and I were all together fishing in the mountains. It was a cool temperature, probably 50F or 10C. It was a lake that we used to visit often when I was little in the mountains near my hometown. I was wearing jeans, sneakers, and a dark blue hoodie.

      We were fishing for alien fish. I don't know how we knew they were alien but they definitely looked strange. They had huge black eyes and dark green scales, and they made this weird squaking sound when they came out of the water. I was sitting on a rock next to my dad. Toward the end of the dream he looked at me and said, "You know, some people think that it is wrong to fish for aliens when you don't need food, and they think that it is just killing the animals for pleasure. But really that's not true at all. Since they are visiting our mountains they don't understand what is safe to eat, and catching and releasing actually helps them to survive longer."

      The way he presented his train of thought was very typical of my dad, but the situation and the specific words were really strange
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      non-lucid
    14. Giant bananas

      by , 04-17-2018 at 07:38 PM
      In this dream me and my brother were running around a kitchen, but we were like a couple inches tall. We were looking for bananas for some reason. They were hidden in random parts of the kitchen and we had to be creative to figure out how to get up on counters and into cupboards and such. When we found a banana we would high five and look for more. It was a really strange dream.
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      non-lucid
    15. Earthbending soccer

      by , 04-14-2018 at 04:34 AM
      So I took a nap and as I fell asleep I tried to focus my thoughts on my favorite TV show, Avatar: The Last Airbender, to get a related dream. Most of the environment and clothing, etc. was typical to that of the Earth Kingdom in the cartoon. The whole dream felt like a weird, semi lucid state, where I kind of knew I was dreaming but it never really crossed my mind.

      I woke up in a small room with a bed, a hole in the wall for a window, a closet, and a mirror. I went to the closet and put on a green skirt and a white top. I found some green flats as well, they were really simple looking shoes but they had no laces. I looked in the mirror and saw myself, I was a lot shorter than I am in waking life and I was a darker-skinned asian. I started doing my hair when I heard my mom: "Misun, I made breakfast!"

      That was my name in the dream. "Coming!" I called back as I did my hair and put on eyeliner. When I was finished I went out into the dining room. We must have been relatively poor, our house appeared to be made of clay or something, and there was little furniture, just a small table with some chairs. I saw my family. There was a lady and a younger girl, the lady was my mom in the dream and the girl was my younger sister. Both were similar looking to me, but mainly different in age. My sister's skin was a lighter shade than mine.

      I sat down and ate toast. After I took a bite, my mother started talking to me while she washed dishes in the kitchen using a faucet and bucket. "Misun, I need you to pick up some milk on your way home from school today" (I must have been high school aged and I think my sister was probably a couple years younger than me).

      "Alright, I can do that." I replied. My sister made a silly face at me and I smiled at her. After we finished breakfast my sister put on a backpack and I picked up a shoulder bag thing and carried it like a purse. It had a couple books and supplies in it. We said goodbye to our mom and left the house. Most of the houses outside looked pretty similar to our house and the street was smooth stone, about 8 feet wide. My sister and I talked about a lot of things while we walked to school together. Among the things we talked about, I remember talking about schoolwork and cooking. "Can you help me cook fried rice this afternoon? I want to learn how."

      "Sure.", I told her.

      "Oh, and some of my friends want to play 축구 on lunch break today. Do you want to play?" (축구 is the Korean word for soccer)

      "Yeah, that sounds like fun." I said. As we approached the school we entered a gate with the earth kingdom symbol overhead, a circle with a square cut out of the middle. I parted ways with my sister as we entered different doors to the school. I walked to a locker and opened it, putting some of the books in my locker. Someone approached from behind and I turned around. It was a tall guy with dark hair smiling at me. I must have known him within the context of the dream's story because I didn't think it was weird at all. "Hey Misun, do you want to go eat at the dancing dragon tonight?"

      "Sorry, I'm teaching my sister to cook tonight," I told him, "but thanks for inviting me." I closed my locker and went to my classroom.

      When in my classroom the teacher handed out scrolls to each of us. This is the only part where I have evidence for the dream possibly being lucid, because I remembered that people speak English and write Chinese characters in the world of Avatar, and I was excited because I remembered talking with DawnEye11 about reading foreign language in dreams. The teacher started talking but it was kind of like a charlie brown cartoon where I didn't pay attention to a single word she said. I opened the scroll and found it was written in Chinese, just as I expected. Most of it was unrecognizable to me, and was probably fake Chinese since I can't read many of the characters, but I read two characters that I did recognize,中國, which I read as 중국 which means China. Funny, I always connected Earth Kingdom culture and symbolism with that of China.

      After class we went outside for a break. I found my sister and we started playing that earthbending soccer game you see in the cartoon. So my sister and I and another earthbending girl played against these three boys. I have earthbended in dreams before, so the motions and the feeling of force came pretty naturally to me. It is one of my favorite things to do in dreams. It's like a whole new skillset to learn that is not even possible in reality. (although you technically could learn the martial art it's based on). We only scored once, and high fived each other, before either the dream ended or my memory faded, not sure which one.
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      lucid , non-lucid , memorable
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