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    Mzzkc's Mind Games

    by , 08-28-2010 at 06:45 AM (781 Views)
    Edited for improved awesome.

    28.08.2010
    The Cult (DILD)
    ★★★★☆
    NON-DREAM DREAM LUCID






    This looks less than safe.

    As I enter the old-tyme, run-down, elevator, I cant help but notice the slanted walls and stain-splattered, dirty yellow upholstery. The door squeaks shut as I randomly hit a floor. I have nowhere to go but up, after all.

    My wretched metal tomb lurches as it moves, slowly, upwards into this forsaken hotel. . .

    DING!

    Hmm. That went better than expected, I muse as I exit the elevator, into the much more luxurious, five-star hotel floor. Walking down the hallways, I pass some strange looking fellows. Very well dressed, but not in any discernible uniform. They greet me kindly, and I return the gesture, rounding the corner into a large meeting room. Ornate pillars dot the perimeter of the area, and off to the left stand numerous folding chairs lined in pew-like rows. Each chair faces forward, toward, a marble altar, complete with curved stairs and huge red and gold-trimmed banners sporting some indistinguishable symbol.

    Striding to the chairs, I take a seart. Almost instantly, people begin to stream in and take up seats around me. It becomes clear this is some kind of cult, and they're about to have a mass. I don't belong here. Maybe if I lie low, no one will notice--what am I doing? Standing up, I draw my Katana from my side. The DCs around me gasp and scramble out of the way as I begin my trek out of this ridiculous place.

    Two guards block my path out. Not waiting for them to move, I strike them down. . . Or, that's what would have happened if my blade had actually cut. From behind me, "Look at how weak he is. He can't even cut us with his sword."

    Like hell, I can't.

    I turn quickly and Flash Step to the source of the voice: a colorfully robed man with a golden staff. We fight. My nimble slashes find their way past his rather poor defenses, but each blow I land doesn't even graze him. He begins laughing.

    "Bankai!"

    Energy bursts out around me and encircles my blade. Swiping downward, I cleave his staff in two. I don't hear any laughter as I shove my Katana through his shoulder. Looking into his eyes, I make sure he understands, 'I'm not done yet.'

    "Reverse Bankai, Resurrection!"

    My view pops out to third person as light surrounds my body. I feel my sword merge with me, encasing my hands and lower arms, turning them into massive, symmetrical hammers. My grip on the dream wavers. Everything starts to fade away. . .

    Oh no you don't.

    Utilizing seat of my pants attention manipulation, I'm able to recreate the dream, keeping my new, taller, more muscular form. Unfortunately, I'm no longer in that room. Before me lies a long and perilous staircase, into the heavens. Starting the long climb, towards what I assume is the final battle with the cult leader, three armed men assault me from behind.

    My hammers make quick work of their futile attempts to cut me. Two of them I crush outright, while the other survives my initial pound long enough to inform me I've already killed the robed man from before, along with twelve others. This thought sits well with me as I continue my endless climb.

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    Updated 10-22-2010 at 08:59 AM by 25167

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    Comments

    1. Samael's Avatar
      Do you think it's a common dream-instinct, to keep going higher? I know I've never had to climb down from something.

      Cults are usually a fun fight. The elevator scene, though, I could have seen that going very badly, very quickly. Sounds like you were surprised it didn't.
    2. Mzzkc's Avatar
      Do you think it's a common dream-instinct, to keep going higher? I know I've never had to climb down from something.
      Now that you mention it, I tend to be going up much more than down. There have been several instances where I've gone down stairs, but I usually jump entire flights at a time, for whatever that's worth.

      Cults are usually a fun fight. The elevator scene, though, I could have seen that going very badly, very quickly. Sounds like you were surprised it didn't.
      It took a bit of attention shifting, but even though I believed the worst was going to happen, it didn't. I did not trust that elevator for one moment, and was more than happy to get off of it.
    3. Samael's Avatar
      There have been several instances where I've gone down stairs, but I usually jump entire flights at a time, for whatever that's worth.
      I didn't think of that. Now that you mention it, I've had a lot of dreams where I jump down a few stories or take to the stairs exactly like you said.
    4. Mzzkc's Avatar
      You climb/rise up.

      You fall/jump down.

      Seems like a basic case of dreams forming around archetypes to me. Still a very interesting phenomena, I'm glad you brought it up.
    5. Requiem's Avatar
      Its funny you'd take a seat in the chair and not stand at the altar...

      I don't know your past dreams too well, I've read a few, but do you use that katana in non-lucids? Like, you use a weapon so much while lucid you start using it in non-lucids? Because I've always thought I could meet my dream guide and tell it to show up in a non-lucid so I become lucid. Sort of the same deal. You know anything about that?

      And hammer arms? Fucking awesome. I'll have to try that eventually.

      Could you explain that attention switching in more detail because you don't in the entry. What did you turn your attention towards exactly? It'd be a nice technique to use in a bad situation just like you did. Like Samael said, that could have gone bad very quickly.

      Finally, this entry was the perfect size.
    6. Mzzkc's Avatar
      I don't know your past dreams too well, I've read a few, but do you use that katana in non-lucids? Like, you use a weapon so much while lucid you start using it in non-lucids? Because I've always thought I could meet my dream guide and tell it to show up in a non-lucid so I become lucid Sort of the same deal. You know anything about that?
      Yeah, I'm just as likely to pull out my Katana in Non-Lucids as Lucids. This comes from my frequent and frugal use of that ability. Theoretically, you could get your DG to show up in non-lucids. It'd take a bit of work, though.

      Could you explain that attention switching in more detail because you don't in the entry. What did you turn your attention towards exactly? It'd be a nice technique to use in a bad situation just like you did. Like Samael said, that could have gone bad very quickly.
      Sure thing. What I did was think about everything that had happened before this incident, while keeping the idea of reaching my destination at the forefront of my mind. Whenever my thoughts started to stray to less than ideal outcomes, I immediately deferred to the idea of getting to where I wanted to be. Pretty straightforward, really.

      I should also note the idea I'm talking about was not expressed in words or images. It was a raw archetype, as I like to call them.

      And hammer arms? Fucking awesome. I'll have to try that eventually.
      There's nothing quite like splattering people with a swing of the arm. XP
    7. Baron Samedi's Avatar
      What did these cult people look like? All White men?

      I just realized I will almost always go up to get away from an enemy. Well, that's what birds do, and in dreams we can fly. So maybe we think like birds in that aspect (in dreams.)
    8. Samael's Avatar
      Rumour has it that you've unknowingly (?) completed the September TotM.
    9. Mzzkc's Avatar
      What did these cult people look like? All White men?
      Definitely not Templars. Way too many colors.

      Rumour has it that you've unknowingly (?) completed the September TotM.
      Lawl, wut?

      What's the task? Ride an elevator?
    10. Samael's Avatar
      According to my completely anonymous sources, the basic task is "Get into an elevator, and see where you end up".
    11. Mzzkc's Avatar
      Puffin, eh?

      Man, now I'm wishing I had written up my basic ToTM Completion for this month. . .
    12. Raven Knight's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Mzzkc
      Definitely not Templars. Way too many colors.
      I couldn't tell from the dream if they could be Templars or not, but in this point in time, a person no longer has to be a white man to be a Templar. So while I saw no reason to conclude they were Templars, I also saw no reason to rule it out. And they can wear whatever colors they want.

      BTW, cool dream! I can just imagine the look on that guy's face when you ran your sword through him! Priceless!
      Updated 08-29-2010 at 10:14 PM by Raven Knight