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    A Nocturnal Opus

    A selection of dreams from nights past.

    1. No Win States - Hedgehog and Nagas - Astral Closed

      by , 02-10-2021 at 07:29 PM (A Nocturnal Opus)

      I'm in a game. As a rule, a game has a win state. A condition for successfully completing a predetermined task. But this is a dream and here, the games I play don't have win states.

      I am in a grand fantastical realm, up in a round tower, the top of which has a balcony along its circumference also accessible via a cliff. Inside, I am seeking for some object. An object to win? Or an object to allow my progress towards a win? There are many objects scattered on the tables and shelfs. But nothing seems useful or glorious. I only find objects that I remember from false memories but are now useless. What is my purpose in this game? I am lagging.

      The tower owner is coming. I hide outside on the balcony assuming she will be displeased by our trespassing. But my ally is not motivated to hide. From the doorway he tells me to just get back inside and he goes back in, to my surprise. The owner catches him. He is a hedgehog and she wants to pluck each of his quills. On top of that, the game's ultimate villains have located us. The situation is so grave, and this is a dream after all, so I come back in, confident in my own infinite power. I summon chaos. And now the people in the tower are multiplied so the enemies are diluted, and we are now all bird rabbit creatures pointing at each other in slow hand drawn animations. Amidst the chaos and the change in visual aesthetics, I make it out with my ally the hedgehog back into the original graphics of the game, and on that same cliff. We proceed through a cave and into a giant room. The ground is water and the room is scattered with platforming structures. There are many other people competing against us in this game. I want to win! But what is the win state? Where do we go to win? What do we do? We make it across the room and the way out is above. But it's too easy! The room is so big. I go back because I feel dissatisfied. I want to win. So many competitors. So much to explore. I climb back toward the center.

      "There are snakes!" Someone warns me. Indeed, snakes are scattered here and there on the platforming structures. Resting and ready to attack. I decide to take the offensive. I am now hanging from a vine and take a bow and arrows. I aim. Miss. The snake has seen me and has taken a woman's form. She calls out at me, defying me and ready to come attack me. Luckily, I am out of harmís way but another player is now hanging on the vine with me and we sway. No matter, I aim again. This time, I get the woman right in the stomach but she does not care. She says I gained a 10 points bonus but now she is swimming toward me. The vine sways further and much closer to another snake. I aim at it and fail three times. There are only two arrows left. The snake is now a beautiful woman, but her face does not hide she is a predator. The other player with me asks to try so I hand her the bow. Meanwhile, I climb around and come toward the snake woman from behind. My ally fails to get a hit and is now in the woman's clutch. Desperate I take a hold of the snake woman's head and try to snap her neck but I am disgusted by the violence and I am made weak. I don't want to hurt her but she looks at me unphased. Her face tells me she will kill me as soon as she can. I spot a silver fang resting on the platform. Reluctant, but knowing it's her or us, I grab it and stab her in the neck. Her blood starts seeping out but I keep hold of her. Why are we doing this? I fill a salt shaker with her blood, wanting there to be a reason for this violence and hoping her blood will somehow be useful in the future. She dies and falls in the water below.

      I make my way back toward the room exit. On the way, I find the hedgehog. He's a boy now. He tells me our other friend is in the next room. I make sure to not lose the salt shaker with the blood. It must have some use. There must be a reason. In the next room, there's a library. What's the game? Floor is lava? We stay off the ground. I climb up and push bookshelfs hidden above. I throw books. Some elderly men who are not players like us are on the floor and looking at me with exhausted surprise in their face. Evidently, the floor is not lava but this is a game. There must be a game. A challenge. A win state. Yet, these men are not playing with us. They must be the enemy. So, I throw books at them and kick them. They shuffle away.

      My destruction is stopped to listen to a narrative. This is a dream. But it's isolated and so my destruction does not destroy the dream beyond and does not disrupt its inhabitants. As an example, I am presented with a statue of Voldemort which also attempted to wreak havoc in the dream world. Luckily, he was isolated in his own dream. I get the sense that I have been watched by entities of the dream beyond and they keep those doors closed to me. But maybe not permanently. Gazing at Voldermortís tormented face, an effigy of my own naÔve violence, I wake up.

    2. Fleeing into galaxydom and unmasking my in-dream egocentrism

      by , 12-15-2020 at 06:07 AM (A Nocturnal Opus)
      The inhabitants of a large intricate mansion are fleeing a malicious being. I notice him from an indoor balcony and feel that I am his primary target, although he is slowly stalking a terrified lady. Feeling scared, I instinctively levitate as high as I can, as fast I as can, ignoring any ceiling that might have been. I see the town quickly fade below me and space pass by me. As I rise towards safety, I also unintentionally grow larger proportionally with my altitude. It all happens so fast, I quickly have the size of the whole galaxy and feel that I have become the universe. I feel the weird dizziness through my whole body that reminds me of dream death experiences or WILD attempts. Surprisingly, the shock of the sensation does not wake me up. But, I worry that I don't know how to be a galaxy and fear that I might destroy the balance of the solar systems within me. I focus on positivity, trying to maintain the cohesiveness of all of space.

      I am human again, back in the town. There are working men talking, about me, I feel, but they are leaving me be for now, busy getting organized around the street intersection. Realizing the perceived threat might only be imagined by my drunk dream mind, I position myself unnaturally close to them to demonstrate to myself the absence of danger and their complete disregard for me. Like for the previous malicious being, it is me who invents their negativity toward myself, because otherwise, none of these entities have shown evidence of noticing me.

      I wake up to find out it's been exactly 5 minutes since my last alarm I snoozed.

      Updated 12-15-2020 at 06:15 AM by 60820

    3. Spellbee2ís Summer Competition Day 7 - Migration of Human and Apes

      by , 08-06-2016 at 05:36 PM (A Nocturnal Opus)
      Day 7 (16/08/06)

      Non-Lucid Dream 1
      I am standing in a river and I look at an ape jump into the pool. Behind me, a long row of humans are marching in the river and into the horizon. The ape struggles in the water and begins to drown so I pick him up. There is now a line of apes joining into the march as well. A blond woman starts laughing at the ape I saved for thinking he could swim (everyone else is walking). The ape is angry and wants to prove that he can swim. I try to tell him it is not worth it but he is stubborn. I follow him. Our line of humans and apes is now marching in the middle of the sea, no land can be seen in any direction. I swimming ape is struggling and we are moving further and further back in the line. I tell myself stubbornness will kill the ape and I should abandon him now if I want to keep up with the group and survive. But I am now holding onto his body to help him and we are now far behind the line. They soon disappear in the horizon of the sea and we are alone in the world. But we continue at our slow pace. We then arrive at a beach where the humans and apes are resting. I am relieved that we could catch up to them. There is an argument as we notice that we have been at this beach before and the Counselor the King sent with us is making us go in circles. I comment that if this goes on, the group will eventually walk into me and the stubborn ape. How funny would that be! The group laughs. We are now in the room and a deal has been done with the King's counselor (he looks evil, and wears clothes like Jafar from Aladdin minus the hat). Our leader is very happy because he planned a trap for the counscelor. Everyone leaves the room except the counselor, another man who owns the room now looking into a dresser and myself. I realize both him and I are wizards. We could put an end to this right now. I turn to the counscelor and see his earrings so I say "Earnings become snakes" trying to visualize his earrings becoming snakes so that they can choke and bite him. I feel very much like I would were I lucid and trying to do dream control. He looks at me calmly while I focus on the earring but nothing happens. He has a calm laugh and then twerks his head a little bit allowing a hidden earring to fall down into view. It's an earring in the shape of a snake. It is insinuated that because he already had a snake earring, my spell did not work. He then grabs me and tickles my neck vigorously and a snake bursts out of it waking me up in a startle.

      Non-Lucid Dream 2
      Everyone in a big room has their hands on their neighbors shoulders and everyone sorts of circles their body like they do in Avatar. I flirt with a girl but then she becomes creepy and knocks out friends that tell her to stop and she then knocks me out with a sphere to kidnap me.

      Non-Lucid Dream 3
      Inside a wooden cottage. Family is around. I go up to the second floor where I find a library and look at some books.

      3 non lucid dreams: 3 point
      Total: 3 points

      Updated 03-06-2020 at 03:11 AM by 60820