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    Calcifer

    by , 08-08-2014 at 11:43 PM (942 Views)
    Date: 08 Aug

    Pre bed: 1/2 cup soy milk, 350 mg arginine (combo)

    Wbtb: 1/2 latte, felt discomfort due heat which made it harder to concentrate. I tried doing 1-2 ssild cycles to relax, but mostly gave up due discomfort.

    WILD: First was a transitional stage of me in bed and my body rotating, as I was trying to figure out which hands I'm moving. Kind of blurry memory here.

    This later switches to another scene in parents' old bedroom where I appear feeling rather floaty and unstablish. In front of me are wooden shelves, so I run my hands on the surfaces multiple times to anchor myself. At the same time a glass case catches my attention, where I can see my reflection - averagely normal with something weird lurking behind. As I turn around to see what it is I am faced by my own doppelgänger and she is somewhat aggressive. She throws herself on the ground initially in some sort of a unexplainable act. Then approaches menacingly but I put her on hold - at an arm's distance with my mind.

    As I manage my own reactions she calms down and now I decide to look at her more closely and make some manipulations. What if I were taller and she is now much taller. I examine her with curiousity but still have a bit of an after feel of aggression so decide to make sure she is harmless. I give the overly tall DC a hug around the waist and watch as she changes features to a different DC.

    Then, I see the door behind her and feel like doing some tking. I look at it in order to will it open but the dream slips away.
    Back to my body and still for a DEILD

    DEILD: I appear on the balcony, the one that looks over to neighbors. Quite excited about being here as this brings memories of past non-lds. There is a guy that pushes me ahead (as to move further, him being quite active) as I examine the neighbors' balcony. The dream is rather unstable at this point but I'm glad to have a companion and cross over to the other balcony where there is some sort of mattress, thinking both of us can sit here for a bit and plan the dream.

    Forgot the exact words now, but told him something like "let's talk about adventures" or so and was waiting for him to sit. He disappears in the kitchen (neighbors) but then is back again, wearing the same red t-shirt as I make a mental note (resembles somewhat Michael Cassidy).

    My voice is barely coming out as I say the adventure sentence and I wonder if it would count if I ask him about the basic task telepathically. But how is he going to answer? Too complicated and I decide to go with normal speech, struggle to speak but finally ask him.

    His reply is "Woof" which sounds as if he is barking.

    Me: "Woof?", are you sure?

    He: Uhum. (as in yes)

    Me: Ok, then. So what does that mean?

    He: Hoof.

    I ask for confirmation and he gives me another uhum. Oh well. The dream soon falls apart. I'm not feeling quite in shape to deild so let it go at this point and after a brief ld review go to sleep.


    Non-memorable dreams, something vivid that forgot and then.

    LD: I am near this familiar building. Something clicks and I recognize this as place of older dreams. There was a false memory or thought about the place too. I get inside and decide to experiment with door summons to see where they lead. I open a door - there are two DCs coming out of something that looks like a sparsely furnished bathroom. I don't quite like it, so close the door and wait a bit till it changes to try again.

    In the meantime, more DCs appear around me and one of them makes aggressive moves towards me. After an initial super strength outburst, which comes out like some sort of a force push, I decide to chill out and try to calm them down while taking a moment to examine my inner state. I'm still slightly apprehensive of them, so try to control my own reactions and feel more at ease. From the tense situation I work on my indifference, relaxing more and at some point I start walking around freely and making funny zen moves (but not the Xanous move alas!). Don't remember when but at some point the dream ends.



    Lucid FA: I wake up at home, the room looking very realistic and bf is walking around. I decide to play a bit stupid and ask him if I'm dreaming couple of times as if I've lost my mind and can't tell that this is reality. He reacts almost normally but I am still unconvinced. There's something in his reaction that is a bit off. "Hey, am I dreaming?", I continue shouting as he vanishes behind the corner. A female DC with a dark red cardigan comes in and then there is no more doubt. I feel a bit euphoric about being able to catch this fa as it felt like quite the thing I would have missed.

    Contrary to other times when I have entered the other room, it now turns to a different place altogether. At first I don't catch the clues, but after more examination of the classical wooden furniture, it clicks how this place can indeed be the interior of Howl's castle.

    Without any intention from my side, I notice that there is a fireplace to the side and the fire is as real as it gets. It dawns on me after seeing it that it is calficer. I approach the dream fire with astonishment for it is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. It's not just a regular fire - there is so much light in it, it shines like a little star, while at the same time being surrounded by flames. I feel almost mesmerized by the sight of it and am so happy to have it in the dream.

    Spontaneously, I place my hands around the fire and try to absorb some of its heat and energy. As my hands get closer to the little fire, there is slight tension as in heat related sensation but insignificant to dwell on. In the meantime, the fire gets smaller and smaller as if this process is really draining it. I don't want to do away with it altogether so stop whatever it is I'm doing. The thought crosses my mind that I have spent way too long playing around and risk not completing the task because of that.

    I face the room and see that the girl is here again. Now she has a pony tail, blue top and and slightly disturbing facial hair. As I approach her, her face clears a bit and I ask her couple of times if she is Sophie, to which she replies yes.
    Perfect, now all I need is a door.

    There's a small door on the wall that I open, but it turns more into a small window, plus I need to turn the color dial wheel first. I face the other wall where there is a white door and look to see if there is a dial next to it - there isn't. I recall couple of techniques I thought of using in such case, but instinctively pick another one. Bf's DC is just nearby so I ask him to hand me a dial wheel to put next to the door.

    He gives me a round knob-like white object that I place next to the door, cover with my hands and start spinning, until the second layer of it starts to reveal multiple colors. Initially it stops on blue, then it moves to orange. I feel like I want to pick a particular color but am not quite sure which one. I rotate it to yellow, remarking to myself this is taking way too much time. Curious whether the outside will be the same as what can be seen through the nearby window (garden), I think it's high time to stop messing with the wheel dial and open the door.


    But it's too late - the dream abruptly ends and I find myself in bed, moving my hand and feels like I've lost the opportunity to go back and complete the task.
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    1. ThreeCat's Avatar
      His reply is "Woof" which sounds as if he is barking.

      Me: "Woof?", are you sure?

      He: Uhum.

      Me: Ok, then. So what does that mean?

      He: Hoof.
      Oh my god, laughed so hard at this! DCs are ridiculous! And you came so close to completing this task--I think you would have been the first! We have a challenging task this month . . . . Great attempt, and great dream control!
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    2. NyxCC's Avatar
      Thanks! My DCs are extremely...mentally...

      By the way is it clear that the uhum thing means yes, I wasn't sure how to write this. Maybe I should add brackets to clarify.
    3. ThreeCat's Avatar
      It seems clear enough (sorry, just started laughing again ) But yes, I think you deserve wings--for both tasks, actually. Maybe next time you can get Calcifer to teach you something in demon-speak!
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    4. NyxCC's Avatar
      Ah demon-speak! That'd be cool! I can only imagine how that sounds.

      (PS: Are you still laughing there? )
    5. ThreeCat's Avatar
      Lol, only when I mentally hear the word "woof" being translated as "hoof." And thank you, I am now laughing again!
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    6. womp's Avatar
      Ahhhhh so close
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    7. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Awesome, Nyx, congratulations on all of these LDs and your TotM success! Very cool dreams. I was missing seeing your lucids so it's wonderful to see you knocking it out of the park like this!

      The doppelganger was cool. Weren't we just talking about this? The little hug around your giant doppelganger's waist was cute, particularly after the hostile, rather scary-sounding way things began.

      I loved the language-teaching section! Woof=hoof? Perfect. All the easier for me to remember.

      And wow, you were so close there at the end! You got all of the major pieces working but sometimes the rug can get pulled out from under us at the last second. Still a great job in any case.
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    8. Xanous's Avatar
      I'm finally reading your DJ again. Missed talking to you lately!

      I'm still slightly apprehensive of them, so try to control my own reactions and feel more at ease. From the tense situation I work on my indifference, relaxing more and at some point I start walking around freely and making funny zen moves (but not the Xanous move alas!
      I laughed at this. I love the hidden little inside jokes we create!

      WOOF! Sophie has a beard! ok just "slightly disturbing facial hair". I loved these parts as well but that fire... OMG I would have pooped my astral/dream pants. That just sound beautiful and amazing. And you absorbed it. I think I would have felt really energized and magical by this. This is just so freaken cool. Seriously! I've been so fascinated by this type of stuff lately.

      OK I'm getting lucid now. It's been over a week. That's way TOO LONG!
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    9. NyxCC's Avatar
      Thanks guys!

      @ CL

      Quote Originally Posted by CL
      The doppelganger was cool. Weren't we just talking about this? The little hug around your giant doppelganger's waist was cute, particularly after the hostile, rather scary-sounding way things began
      I know! I'm wondering if all this talk may have something to do with her appearance. Sometimes I'll make a conclusion like "I rarely dream of X" and then bam, not so rare anymore. If only dream incubation worked so conveniently on demand. You are doing quite of good job with this by the way.

      @ Xanous

      Thanks dude! Good to hear from you! Yeah, the fire was quite a sight. It's great when the dream already has some items loaded so to speak, especially if they are the right ones for the task.

      I'm sure you're gonna have one of your awesome lds soon. You've done amazingly during the competition and certainly belong to tier1! By the way, I'm still planning on trying the Xanous move when faced with danger. Hope to recall it next time!
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    10. Xanous's Avatar
      Yes I guess tier 1 next time but man it was a tough comp even at 2!
      I can't wait for your Xanous move.
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    11. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      I know! I'm wondering if all this talk may have something to do with her appearance. Sometimes I'll make a conclusion like "I rarely dream of X" and then bam, not so rare anymore. If only dream incubation worked so conveniently on demand. You are doing quite of good job with this by the way.
      Oh cool, that's the good kind of dream journal "cross-contamination" we all go for! Hopefully my influence will continue to be positive, but I spent part of my most recent journal entry trying to produce a "super advanced fart".

      Keep up the great work, Nyx, I always love when you've got a new LD up! (Or series of 4 LDs!!)
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    12. fogelbise's Avatar
      Nice series of LDs!!

      LD: I am near this familiar building. Something clicks and I recognize this as place of older dreams.
      Cool way to become lucid!

      In the meantime, more DCs appear around me and one of them makes aggressive moves towards me. After an initial super strength outburst, which comes out like some sort of a force push, I decide to chill out and try to calm them down while taking a moment to examine my inner state. I'm still slightly apprehensive of them, so try to control my own reactions and feel more at ease.
      Awesome! This is something I can see myself learning to do with more experience!

      I approach the dream fire with astonishment for it is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. It's not just a regular fire - there is so much light in it, it shines like a little star, while at the same time being surrounded by flames.
      This sounds like it was really special!!
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    13. NyxCC's Avatar
      Thanks fogelbise!

      Awesome! This is something I can see myself learning to do with more experience!
      It is certainly worth it. I also have to train myself to do this more often. No better dream control than self-control!
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