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    I will put in the box

    the swish of a silk sari on a summer night,
    fire from the nostrils of a Chinese dragon,
    the tip of a tongue touching a tooth.


    I will put in the box

    a snowman with a rumbling belly
    a sip of the bluest water from Lake Lucerene,
    a leaping spark from an electric fish.


    I will put into the box

    three violet wishes spoken in Gujarati,
    the last joke of an ancient uncle,
    and the first smile of a baby.


    I will put into the box

    a fifth season and a black sun,
    a cowboy on a broomstick
    and a witch on a white horse.


    My box is fashioned from ice and gold and steel,
    with stars on the lid and secrets in the corners.
    Its hinges are the toe joints of dinosaurs.


    I shall surf in my box
    on the great high-rolling breakers of the wild Atlantic,
    then wash ashore on a yellow beach
    the colour of the sun.
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    1. ToTM: Let It Snow (pt. 2); Lucifer's Offer

      by , 12-09-2012 at 12:42 PM (Magic Box)
      I become lucid. I am in a huge, old, wooden house. I can see the terrace a few meters away, and beyond that, I can see rows and rows of mountains half-covered with fog. I start walking towards the terrace, and suddenly a man in a black cloak appeared in front of me. He says something about making me lucid throughout the whole dream if I agree to give my soul to Lucifer. I think to myself, what the hell, it's a dream anyway. So I say yes. He vanishes in an instant.

      I go out and look at the mountains. They are quite magnificent. The dream is extremely vivid and I can even feel the cold brought about by the fog. I think about my goals and remember the basic ToTM which is to let it snow. I know I have already done this a few weeks ago, so I decide to change it up this time. I put my arms out in front of me, and start moving it as if I were erasing something on the blackboard. As I am doing this, I am actually erasing the fog from the dream scene. After all the fog disappears, I try to make it snow by willing it with my mind.

      At first, it doesn't work, so I decided to try something else. I shake both of my hands for a few seconds (like after you wash them and you shake the excess water off). Amazingly, it starts to snow! I imagine the snowflakes having different colors, just to make it interesting. Little by little, snow starts to fall in different colors blue, yellow, orange, green, etc. I realize that they kinda look like cupcake sprinkles falling from the sky, but they are cold as ice, and they lose their color the moment they come into contact with another object (like my hand or once they land on the terrace). I look out at the mountains and indeed, they are covered in a thin, white sheet of snow.

      I go back inside the house, and a DC greets me by asking how I just did the snow thing. I tell her it's magic, and she runs off yelling things like "I knew it! It exists!".

      I think about doing the aurora borealis task, but I realize that it is still snowing outside, and it might be hard to make a scene change. I decide to go through a door, and hopefully come out on the other side in a nighttime setting.

      I'm not quite sure what happens next. I remember going through the door and it being nighttime, but some DC starts asking me things about plastic bottles, and I guess I lose lucidity some time in between.
      Categories
      lucid , task of the month
    2. ToTMs! Turkey-Hunting and Backward-Spelling

      by , 11-12-2012 at 08:52 AM (Magic Box)

      Lucid
      Advanced ToTM
      Basic ToTM



      I am in a mall with some friends. I'm sitting on a bench, looking at some food stalls. My mind is kinda blank, and suddenly I wonder how I got there. I become lucid and plug my nose to be sure. I get up, start sprinting, and I phase through everything. I figure out that sooner or later I'll end up outdoors. I stop mid-stride because I see a classmate of mine arguing with her boyfriend. Then ZAP!*

      I am in a mall with some friends. I'm sitting on a bench, looking at some food stalls. My mind is kinda blank, and I have the feeling this has happened before. I realize I just had this dream a moment ago, and that I even became lucid. Once again, I become very aware of the dream. I try to think of the tasks I wanted to do, and I remember the tasks of the month. I can't find any writing materials, so I walk up to one of the food stalls. It has a small fridge with a clear door, and some drinks inside. It must be very chilly in there because the glass was very foggy with small ice crystals on the surface. I point my finger over the glass, thinking about the word NOVEMBER. I start writing it backwards, creating letters by clearing the crystal fog: R-E-M... Wait what. Why did I write REM? Lol. I try again, successfully this time. R-E-B-M-E-V-O-N. Surprisingly, the letters don't change or morph. I double-check my work two more times, until I am satisfied that I spelt it right.*

      I walk away from the stall and think about my next task hunting a turkey. But before I could do anything...ZAP!


      I am in a mall with some friends. I am sitting on a bench, looking at some food stalls. I immediately become lucid a third time, thinking how weird it is that the dreams seem to be restarted from the same point over and over again. At this point my awareness is quite good, having been lucid just moments ago. I still have my turkey task in mind, so I close my eyes and imagine seeing my preferred weapon beside me when I open them. I reopen my eyes and sure enough, there it is. A 17th century crossbow gun. It looks even cooler in person! It looks brand new, wooden, with little golden details in swirly patterns. I grab it, and at first I fidget with it because I am unsure about how to hold it, plus it was heavier than I expected. I eventually figure it out, and for some reason I forget about the weight. I approach the same food stall I approached for the spelling task. I grab the fridge handle, close my eyes and pull it open. At once, a turkey came out of it, clucking as it trots away. Then another one comes out, and another, and another. Finally, after about 5 turkeys have gone away, I start to run after them with my crossbow. I have my eye on one of the turkeys, which has just turned a corner. I sprint after it, slipping slightly on the floor every few meters or so. I don't even notice all the people in the mall gazing at me.*

      The turkey stops by one of the ATM's in the far corner, a few feet from a dude withdrawing money from the machine. I am about 75 meters from it. I aim my crossbow at the turkey, and I fire away. There is a distinct snapping sound as the arrow shoots into the air. I realize I'm a really bad shot, because I didn't hit the turkey. Oh sh*t I just hit the dude. He limps down to the floor without a sound. Without a second thought, I aim the crossbow at the turkey again, with a new arrow magically in place. I fire, and imagine the arrow hitting the turkey. And it does. The arrow pierces the turkey's throat, and it falls to the floor, dead and bloodied. I run up to the turkey (who cares about the dude? ) and I grab it by the leg. Then some bystander who watched the whole thing yelled "WHAT ABOUT THAT POOR MAN YOU SHOT!?" I turn to the bystander, take a step back, and throw the dead turkey at him. He runs away, and I start walking away too, thinking about the awesomeness of what I just did.

      I walk to one of the food stalls, looking for something to drink. There is nothing particularly on my mind, so this must be why I start to lose lucidity and eventually drift into a short nonlucid about my family before I finally wake up.
    3. Zombie (Lucid #92)

      by , 10-25-2012 at 11:18 PM (Magic Box)
      [I'm just gonna tell you about the lucid with the TOTM. The lucid before that consisted of le sexy time so. Yea.]

      I start to notice myself waking up for real. The dream starts to fade and I start hearing ambient noises from the outside world. With my eyes closed, I move my real arm a bit, for comfort, without thinking too much about it. I focus on the the dream and slipping back into it. The ambient noises start to fade and I am once again inside the dream scene fully lucid.

      I walk outside my house, thinking about my goals. I remember the TOTM. Immediately, I hear the sound of sirens from a distance. I look, and I see that people are running around in a craze. I notice that there are some people walking really slowly, dragging their feet. ZOMBIES! Their faces look disfigured, and utterly horrifying. Saliva is dripping from their mouths, and their skin has a certain pallor to it with small holes secreting pus.

      I have second thoughts about my plan. Even though I know it's a dream, I don't think I can do it. I realize I can't change the dream scene, so I run toward my house, hoping to teleport through a door. As I am running, somebody grabs me by my left arm and pulls me, making me fall to the ground. It's one of the zombies. I push him away, which is easy because he doesn't seem to have much strength. He grabs my right leg and bites me above my ankle. I could feel the squishiness as his teeth make contact with my skin. I cry out in pain it feels like he just tore off a chunk of my leg. I realize he actually did. There is a gaping hole, and to make things worse, the zombie spits into it! WTF. I kick him in the face, and run to the door, limping.

      I get inside and I totally forget about teleporting through the door, so I just end up in my living room instead. By the time I look back, the door is gone (along with the other doors) and there are no windows anywhere too. The floor turns into soil. The furniture is still there though. I look at my ankle, but the bite mark is gone. I walk to one corner, where there is a full-length mirror. I look at myself. My eyes are starting to look green, my eyelids feel so droopy, and my jaws feel slack. My skin is turning pale and rough, and it's very itchy too. It's that type of itch where even if you scratch it, it feels like it's never the right spot, and it never goes away. It isn't painful, but it feels uncomfortable.

      I head to the couch to sit down. I feel sleepy now. I tell myself I'm not gonna sleep because I need to stay lucid. Okay... Maybe I'll just lean back a bit to get comfortable...This cushion is so soft... Mmmmm...


      I wake up in my room. For real.
    4. B*tchfight with Samara from The Ring (Lucid #89 and 90)

      by , 10-21-2012 at 01:55 PM (Magic Box)
      Lucid Non-lucid Awake

      We are going somewhere. I suspect we are going on vacation because I am carrying a big and heavy bag. I am also wearing a shirt that has a beach drawing on it. I reach the front door and start wearing my black school shoes. Wait... School shoes? Why would I be wearing school shoes to a family vacation? I go lucid. Yes! It's a dream! Finally, a lucid! I start to get giddy and excited. The dream starts becoming blurry, and starts to go black. I can feel my physical body waking up, which is evident in the slight tingling sensation all over.

      I hear a pop, and I know I am awake for real. I stay still, but my legs feel so uncomfortable, so I fold my right leg like I always do. I also shift to my right a bit -- all the while visualizing the dream I just exited.

      I start getting imagery of the previous dream, right where I left off, at the front door. It gets more vivid every second, until I am just sort of...there. I look down and see my dream hands and body, and yes, I am wearing my school shoes. I remember immediately a task I am supposed to do, which was assigned by another member in a little game we made. The task is to slide down a waterfall in any way I want.

      I close my eyes (the most efficient means of changing the dream scene for me) and imagine being at a riverbank which leads to a waterfall. I open my eyes and voila! I am at the riverbank. I can hear the loud rushing of water from the river, which is connected to a waterfall somewhere to the right. The sound is quite deafening too. I remember feeling a bit uneasy at sliding down a waterfall. I am a good waterbender in the dream world, but I am still afraid of heights, somewhat.

      Man up, biotch!, I literally think to myself.

      I take off my shoes and jump in the river. Instantly, I feel myself being pulled towards the waterfall, and the current is so strong that I have second thoughts about finishing the task. I am doing this. I am doing this, I think to myself as I go over the edge. I have a rush of adrenaline as I start falling down. I feel pumped and proud of myself. I realize the waterfall was very high up, and the base was so far down that the trees near it look like tiny specks. My head starts hurting from the water above me which is hitting it. The waterbender in me probably took over, because I suddenly start twirling around, creating a small whirlpool as I am cascading down the waterfall. It feels amazing.

      I reach the bottom, and splash into a large pool of water, dissipating the little whirlpool I built. As I float to the surface, I look back at the huge waterfall. Suddenly, a girl with long hair covering her face floats up in front of me. I am a bit shocked. I know her as Samara from the movie The Ring. Oddly though, I don't feel any fear at all -- more of annoyance because she is invading my awesome dream. In a split second, she reaches out and grabs my hair, and tries to drown me. I go down a few inches into the water, but I know it's a dream, so I breathe easily. While I am underwater, I push my hands out and waterbend Samara far away from me. She vanishes, only to reappear once I resurface. She tries to drown me again, but I am getting furious that I reach out to her and grab a handful of her hair. I shake her head side to side and then I push her down into the water. Once she's underwater, she squirms beneath my grip, but I don't let go. This is kinda fun, actually. I start climbing on top of her with chunks of her hair still in my hands, and her underwater.


      I wake up abruptly. My mom is shaking me, telling me I have to get ready for our appointment.

      But yes, that was the most awesome b*tchfight ever.
      Spoiler for the b*tch who lost the fight (:
      Categories
      lucid , memorable
    5. A Table Flips Me! (Lucid #86)

      by , 10-11-2012 at 09:14 AM (Magic Box)
      I am outside my house, and it is nighttime. I can't remember what I'm doing, but I notice that the houses have a weird yellowish glow to them. I think to myself, "Haha, it's like a dream! Wait..This is a dream!!" I get lucid, and try to think of my goals. I remember my goal to have a table flip me, since I had already flipped a table before.

      I summon a table. I look away and back, and it is there. It is a square wooden table, the kind you see at picnics with the long seat attached to it. I walk up and stand on it. I put my feet apart, in a fighting stance. Then I yell "DO IT!"

      Nothing happens. What a fail.

      I ease up on my stance and decide to get down and do something else. I take a step down on the attached seat, using it as a ladder. Just as I'm doing so, the whole table flips! FFUUUUUUUUUU!! And it flips really hard too. I get thrown across the ground, and land face first, and it hurts. A lot. Probably because I didn't have time to imagine it wouldn't.

      I stand up and brush myself off. The table has vanished. I walk to the nearest house and open the door, planning to use it as a portal to change dreamscapes. It doesn't work. I enter the house normally and see many DCs watching tv. I think about yelling out for my dream guide, so I ask "Is my dream guide here?" They all look at me, and one of them says, "Her name is Claire."

      I am puzzled. But that's Oreoboy's DG! They ask me if I wanna join them, as they seem to be watching Courage the Cowardly Dog on the tv. I think I start losing lucidity here. I say yes, though I'm not sure why. I proceed to sit on the floor where about 5 other people are squatting. I remember laughing at something on the show, before I totally lose lucidity and drift into some nonlucids before waking up.
      Categories
      lucid
    6. TOTM: Pumpkinhead (Lucid #84)

      by , 10-06-2012 at 07:21 AM (Magic Box)
      I am in my room with my sister. I'm not sure what we're talking about, but suddenly I notice a huge hole in the wall that leads to the street outside my house. My sister stands up, goes there, and jumps out into the street. I think this is strange and get lucid. I get up and go after my sister. I see her in the distance, with a neighbor grilling some barbeque. My sister looks at me and says, "This is so weird. Is this a dream?" I tell her yes. I told her that in this dream, we can control everything. I put my hand on the grill, and it feels warm, but doesn't hurt. I then proceed to remove the grill and grab the coals with my bare hands, all the while convincing myself it won't hurt. It doesn't. "See?", I tell my sister.

      I suddenly remember the task of the month, which is to replace my head with a pumpkin. I also remember trying it the previous night, and failing. I part ways with my sister, who seems to be delighted after finding out it's a dream. I walk along the street, imagining pumpkins popping up everywhere. They do. But most of them are already carved, so I grab one, close my eyes briefly, and imagine it turning into an uncarved pumpkin. Success! I grab a small cutter (which I conveniently find on the ground) and proceed to carve the pumpkin. I cut out big eyes, and an even bigger smile. Now comes the exciting part: removing my head. I had some ideas on how to do it, but never really tried yet.

      I reach around the back of my neck and grab a small, metallic protrusion. I pull it, dragging it across my neck until it circles and goes all the way around. I can hear the ZZZZZZZZZZP.

      Yep, I just unzipped my head.

      I close my eyes push my head off. It goes off easily. I feel around me and grab the pumpkin. I then put it on, push it down (I hear a squish), and I open my eyes. My vision is really....huge. Like everything is in panoramic view. My facial muscles feel strange too. I figure it must be because of the huge smile I carved. My face is stuck that way, and I can't even blink. I feel my head and it feels weird, because I have no hair. Lol. just a slight protrusion at the top of my head, which must be the pumpkin stem. I poke the eyeholes, and it feels legit, like I really poked my eyes. I put my hand in my huge mouth, and there's nothing inside. Feels weird too.

      I turn around, planning to walk and explore, but I see my head on the ground. It looks really strange. It has its eyes closed tightly, as if it is anticipating something. I kick it. And it rolls away.

      I start walking down the street, and eventually fly a few meters up until I lose lucidity and wake up.
    7. I captured a soul! Lucid #81

      by , 10-04-2012 at 06:59 AM (Magic Box)

      I turn off my alarm and fall back asleep.

      I am in a classroom with my highschool friends. I instantly become lucid. I stand up, and for some reason I feel the need to ask my seatmate, "This is a dream, right? Right? Awwyea!"


      I stand up and try to think about my goals. The only thing I can remember is to capture a soul. I turn around and look at my friend Art. I hold out my right hand and do a squeezing motion. Art looks like he's about to gag. He opens his mouth slightly, and out comes... his soul.

      At least that's what I think.

      Art still has his mouth open, and he is sitting there, staring blankly into space.

      His soul is small, about the size of a volleyball. It kinda looks like a jellyfish. It has lumps on top, and some figures hanging at the bottom. It is similar to water. It is transparent, but interestingly has a bluish glow to it.

      While I am holding the soul mid-air, I look around the room for something to put it in. I see some jars and bottles at the back of the room, so I walk over there, dragging the soul with me. I grab one clean-looking glass jar the size of a pitcher and I make the soul move into it. When the soul is halfway in the jar, I smell it. It smells old and musty. It reminds me about that time I opened up an ancient box in the attic, where it makes me crinkle my nose with all the dust particles poofing out. The soul has some kind of dust emanating from it too, though I can't see it.

      Spoiler for a poorly drawn soul:


      I stick my tongue out and lick the soul. It tastes bland and a bit warm. It is very compact too, even though I taste it, it remains intact and none of it is transferred onto my tongue.

      I decide to put the soul all the way into the jar, after which I grab the lid and seal it. It's just floating in there, glowing slightly, and it isn't even touching the sides of the jar.*

      I put the jar down, and decide to try out the task of the month, which is to carve a pumpkin and replace my head with it using any means necessary. I walk out the door, which has been open all along. Outside, it is a garden my home economics garden in high school. Strangely, there are pumpkins all over the place, and some cobwebs too, like it is set up for halloween. I walk over to each pumpkin, but they're all small and mushy and moldy. I try to conjure up a decent pumpkin but nothing happens. I decide to keep looking around the garden, but I lose lucidity some time in between.



      Updated 10-04-2012 at 07:04 AM by 53603

      Categories
      lucid , memorable , task of the month
    8. Lucid #80: Back to the Past

      by , 09-30-2012 at 05:18 AM (Magic Box)
      We were walking up a road with a small circular park in the middle, that thing where the cars could revolve around. I thought it seemed familiar, but something was off. Then I realized everything looked old, and the people were wearing traditional clothes. I realized it was a dream and went lucid. It must have been in the 1900's, because there weren't any buildings -- just wooden houses and kalesas. However, instead of changing the dream scene or using powers or anything, I decided to just...explore. It didn't even cross my mind. At that moment, I just thought that it wasn't everyday that I got to dream of my country's past. If I manipulated the dream, who knows when I get that chance again?

      So for the rest of the dream, which probably lasted about 10 minutes, I just walked around and watched the dream characters. Some men were farming in the distance, with some carabaos. Some women were out in their porches, weaving blankets with a huge wooden tool. Some kids were running around.


      Spoiler for kalesa:

      Spoiler for carabao:

      Spoiler for weaving thing:

      Spoiler for traditional clothes:


      Some of them even saw me, took off their straw hats, and bowed courteously. I bowed back.


      I woke up a few minutes after that. But that was such a beautiful experience. I travelled back in time and got to explore! I doubt any of my friends have done that. Suckers.
      Categories
      lucid , memorable
    9. Lucid #77 & 78

      by , 09-21-2012 at 12:34 PM (Magic Box)
      I had two lucids during my nap this noon!

      The first one was a false awakening, and the interesting thing about it was that in the FA, I had sleep paralysis. Until now I can't be sure if I had it in real life, or if I had it in the dream. Either way, it felt really amazing. My chest was so tight that I couldn't breathe. I realized that I was in sleep paralysis and I calmed down. I am also proud of myself for remembering not to panic even though I couldn't breathe or move. Of course I think it kinda helped that I have asthma irl, because I knew how to maximize my breathing when I have trouble with it. Anyway in about 2 minutes, I opened my eyes and found myself beside my mom on my bed. I reality checked via noseplug, and I could breathe! I also pushed my finger through my hand and really observed. It went through, and it felt really cool and strange. I looove catching FA's!

      Went out and remembered something a DV member mentioned on here. He was wondering what it felt like and if it was possible to have four arms in a lucid. I gave that a go. I closed my eyes and imagined two more arms sprouting indian goddess style on my hips. When i opened my eyes, they were there, and I could control them the same way I would any other body part. It's hard to describe because it's similar to how you control the movement of one eyebrow or making your ears move it's something you can't really teach or explain. But it was so cool nonetheless. I did a little indian goddess pose, the one with the arms in diffent directions while squatting. Hahaha. Then walked around and lost lucidity.


      The second lucid was spontaneous, and it was one of those "lucidity via dream atmosphere", as I would call it. Just something about the atmosphere that's a bit off, even though everything looks realistic. Kinda like when you go away on a long vacation, and when you come back home, it feels a bit odd at first, if you know what I mean. Anyway, I was outside, and decided to fly with angel-type wings. I've only used those kinds of wings once in a previous lucid goal, but I wanted to try it again. And so I did. I ran on the ground for a few meters, then jumped up and imagined unfurling my huge fluffy wings. I looked to my side and I could hear them flapping every few moments or so. I felt free. I flew back down after a few minutes, and got tangled up in some wires. Lost lucidity some time after that.
      Categories
      lucid , false awakening
    10. Creepy Soldier Dream

      by , 09-17-2012 at 02:06 PM (Magic Box)
      I think I was a soldier. We were on the rooftop of a small building, helping some sort of refugees cross to the next building via ziplining. It was quite far to the next building, about 100 meters or so. The refugees were all in dark cloaks that covered most of their bodies, with only their faces visible. A few of them were already on the other side, and I was hooking up another refugee to the zipline harness. I pushed him, and he went zooming into the air. Halfway through, the harness got stuck, and he remained dangling 2 storeys in the air. He started to panic, but then a small military jeep with no roof drove under him and stopped. There were 5 soldiers on it, and they were yelling for him to just jump, and that they would catch him.

      The refugee looked relieved, got a knife from somewhere in his cloak, and proceeded to cut himself loose. Within a few seconds, he fell down. Luckily, the soldiers on the jeep caught him just as they said.

      I looked down at them. The refugee was smiling, hugging the soldiers, thanking them for saving his life. He sat down in the front area of the jeep. Then, one of the soldiers who was standing behind the refugee looked up at me, smiled creepily, and took a knife from his belt. He then removed the refugee's hood, revealing his head and neck. He grabbed the refugee's hair, and in a slow and deliberate motion, the soldier dragged the knife across the refugee's neck.

      I saw the blood oozing from the refugee's neck. The soldier released his grip on the man's head, after which the man dropped forward on the jeep's floor.

      It was horrible.

      My perspective suddenly shifted, and I became one of the soldiers on the jeep – the driver, I think. The mutilated body of the refugee was to my right. For some reason, I went over him, swiped my thumb across the pool of blood on the floor, and drew a cross on the man's forehead.

      I went back to the driver's seat and drove away.




      I mean wtf is up with this dream. Why would I even... 0______0

      Updated 09-17-2012 at 04:40 PM by 53603

      Categories
      dream fragment , non-lucid , nightmare , memorable
    11. Lucid #76: Advanced ToTM

      by , 09-16-2012 at 02:13 PM (Magic Box)
      My house was on fire.

      I was panicking, and waterbending any water I could find into the flames to put them out. I was thinking of just firebending the flames, but for some reason my dream self knew I sucked at firebending. I was in the kitchen when I suddenly got lucid. Everything went HD instantly, which was really awesome to witness. I stood there, amazed at the realistic graphics of the dream. I walked outside, leaving my house in flames, and not caring a bit. I didn't think about stabilizing, because the last few times I tried to stabilize, it ended up making the dream hazy, I have no idea why. This time everything went smoothly. It must've been because I didn't think the dream would fall apart, so my mind found no reason to do so. If that makes sense.

      I was out in the middle of the street. It was nighttime and there were no cars around. I closed my eyes and imagined a huge pool of water appearing in the road. When I opened my eyes, there it was. It looked like a huge pond with blue-black water. For a moment I thought, "Am I really doing this?" For the past few lucids, I've been planning to do it, but I always chickened out at the last minute. I was afraid it would be too scary and shock me awake, or make me lose lucidity.

      Oh, fvck it.

      I jumped in. I was underwater, a few feet from the surface. It was very dark, but I could see that there were dolphins around me. They looked so cute, just a bit larger than me. There were about 5 or 6 of them, swimming playfully. Then I remembered my last unfinished personal monthly goal, which was to turn into a mermaid (thanks NoDaniel for the idea ). I was initially planning to turn into a mermaid while doing the advanced ToTM, so I'd hit two birds with one stone. Plus, it'd be easier to travel underwater and there won't be any breathing problems.

      I closed my eyes and imagined turning into a mermaid. I tried moving my legs but it felt like they were glued together. They felt very light too. I looked down at myself and saw that I had a shimmery silver fin, which was about twice as long as my normal legs. It was really cool. I decided to swim down, thinking that the deeper I go, the further into the past I'd end up in. (Perfect logic seems legit ) After about 20 meters or so, I started seeing huge aquatic thingies moving past me. They moved really fast so I couldn't see what they were. I shifted upright, and stayed still. Then this ginormous crocodile-looking creature moved beside me. It was quite different though; it didn't have reptile scales, but a fish-type skin. I could see there were about 3-4 of them in the distance. There were also a lot of squid-looking creatures that were as big as me, floating around. There were seaweeds too -- I had to push some of them away from me.

      I decided to swim back up to the surface.
      I must've lost lucidity sometime in between, because I don't remember ever reaching the top.




      P.S. So I was looking up pics of the cretaceous period animals and found this, and I remember seeing it about 2 weeks ago. Good job brain, for remembering

      Updated 09-16-2012 at 02:16 PM by 53603

      Categories
      lucid , memorable , task of the month
    12. Lucid #75: WILD

      by , 09-13-2012 at 07:48 AM (Magic Box)


      I was so swamped from a whole day of school. When I got home at 6pm, I had some dinner, then slept at around 7. I woke up at 11pm and started studying until 5 am (cramming for a major test hehe). I then decided to take a 90 minute nap before I got ready for school.

      I lay on my side, really really sleepy and tired. After about two minutes, the hypnagogia kicked in. It was a surprise because I'd never gotten them that quickly before. At first it was a quick flash of a yellow bus. Then suddenly it was like I was running at full speed. My vision was blurry at the sides, and it was like I was in a hospital corridor, with people walking slowly beside me. It felt amazing because within a few seconds, I started feeling air on my face and body. This went on for about a full minute. Then it suddenly stopped, and I was standing in front of a surgery room. I could tell it was a surgery room because it had double swinging doors, and a 'no entry' sign (the red circle with the slash). A classmate of mine came out of the door. She was Chinese and wearing scrubs. At that point I made her vanish, then walked toward the door, planning to teleport through it and into another dreamscape. I woke up before I got to the other side.

      The odd thing is, when I woke up, 45 minutes had passed already. This makes me really curious. I was aware the whole time, and I could have sworn the whole thing only lasted less than 5 minutes! I wonder how that works: did everything happen in ultraslow motion in real time? And did my mind just make me think and feel like it was 5 minutes? Weird.
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      lucid
    13. Lucid #73: Let It Snow

      by , 09-07-2012 at 01:47 PM (Magic Box)
      Non-lucid Lucid

      I am at a friend's house and it's raining really hard. The floor starts flooding, and I am looking for something to stand on so I don't get wet, as this particular house doesn't have a second floor. Seeing all the water, I spontaneously wonder how I got there.

      I become lucid, and I do a noseplug. Sure that it is a dream, I phase through a wall, using it to teleport to another dream scene -- in this case my house. I get to the other side, and end up in my living room. I go over to the door and decide to do one of my monthly goals which is to let it snow. I open the door, and look outside. It's quite sunny and bright. I stare blankly ahead, focusing on making it snow. I imagine it raining, but with snow falling instead of raindrops. Soon enough, huge dark thunderclouds appear and it starts snowing. I notice that it's very noisy too. I hear a lot of thunder and annoying buzzing sounds. I try yelling out, "QUIET!" and surprisingly, it gets quiet instantly. It starts getting really cold too so I look down at my body and imagine changing to a more appropriate attire. My t-shirt and shorts start morphing into long sleeves, a coat, pants and mittens.

      I go outside and walk in the snow, feeling the little drops melt in my hair.


      Soon, I lose lucidity.
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      lucid , memorable
    14. DEILD Chain #2

      by , 09-05-2012 at 03:46 PM (Magic Box)
      I had another DEILD chain when I took a nap this afternoon.

      1. Had a DILD where I spontaneously got lucid. I managed to summon an ice cream for my dream food goal, but instead of a cone, it was a banana I was holding, with strawberry and cookies on top. I changed it to a proper cone, which was awesome because I could see the banana morphing right before my eyes. I woke up while eating the ice cream.

      2. Stayed still and imagined the last scene with the ice cream, and entered the dream again. This time there was an ocean near me, and I considered doing the TOTM but I chickened out (ophie you're right, oceans are kinda creepy esp at nighttime). I decided to do my month goals instead, and I remembered to flip a table. I summoned a large wooden table, and flipped it. It wasn't as heavy as I'd thought it would be. I put it upright and flipped it one more time. Then my mom entered my room and I woke up again.

      3. I DEILDed again, and I was glad my mom left right away and didn't wake me up. I yelled out for my dream guide a few times while walking around touching objects like the trees and rubbing my hands. I woke up again. Because my mom entered the room yet again.

      4. My mom called me, and I focused real hard on reentering the dream and ignoring her (sorry mom). Success. My mom must've left after I didn't respond. I was back in the last dream scene, and there was an man standing in the corner, looking at me. I tried to go near him, but this time my mom woke me up and shook me until I finally got up.
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      lucid
    15. DEILD Chain

      by , 09-05-2012 at 03:40 AM (Magic Box)
      Non-lucid Lucid Awake

      I came back from school at around 2 pm, since we didn't have any classes anymore. I did the SSILD technique until I rolled over and fell asleep.

      I was dreaming about a man chasing me in the mall, and he was yelling "La sangre! La sangre!" which means "the blood" in Spanish. I was holding a sealed vial of blood in my hand, and I was apparently hiding it from him. After a long chase scene, we stopped in front of a Korean hairstyle salon, and he suddenly morphed into the Korean guy on the poster. I reality checked and got lucid.

      (1) The guy vanished, and everything went really dark, like the mall was closed already. I tried shouting "Clarity!", "Light!", and some other commands, but nothing worked. I was afraid a monster was gonna pop out of the darkness. I was not necessarily afraid of monsters, but they might shock me into non-lucidity or wake me up. So I decided to lean against the wall and imagining coming out of a new dream scene on the other side. I closed my eyes, and felt like I was sinking into the wall. A few seconds later, I heard a distinct sound of a door creaking. The sound was very vivid, that I was awed while I was hearing it. When I opened my eyes, I had apparently gone through a door and ended up in my classroom, with my classmates and professor having a lecture. Cool, I thought. I changed dream scenes! I must have been smiling like an idiot by then. I walked around the back of the room, not minding the DCs having a class. I saw a door and entered. It was a really weirdly-shaped bathroom, with uneven corners and deformed structures inside. Then the whole room started to shrink or something. It felt really tight too, until I woke up from the dream altogether.

      (2) I stayed still when I noticed I had woken up. I started seeing blobs of white moving before my eyelids. At the same time, I noticed my head was throbbing too, like there was pressure inside it. It was very uncomfortable and borderline painful, but I knew it was all in my mind so that helped me to not panic. The white blobs looked really bright, until it just vanished, and I found myself in a room with several people. I was very amazed that the DEILD had worked, and that I was lucid all throughout the transition. The people in the room looked about my age. This time, I had no control though. I couldn't summon anything, nor could I fly out of the room to do other stuff. Someone mentioned that everyone in that room was a mutant, like in X-Men. A girl went to the corner and told us to stay on the other side. To my surprise, she turned into a huge shark. Like, HUGE. She filled half the room, and it was weird because..well she was a shark, on the concrete floor in the middle of a room. Lol. I started to wake up again.

      (3) I knew I had just exited a lucid dream, so I attempted to do a DEILD chain. I stayed still again, and soon enough, the same bright white blobs started moving behind my eyes. It slowly became less intense until I saw that I was in the mall I had just been in before. I immediately tried to remember my monthly goals, and I remembered one of them was to watch an aurora. I started to walk outside, while imagining the sky turning into nighttime, since it was daylight outside and an aurora would be better to look at in the dark. I didn't manage to make it nighttime though, only twilight. So it was still kinda daytime but kinda nighttime as well. Then I saw these really pretty colors. There were streaks of yellow, red and green stretched out like ribbons across the sky. I also noticed that there were some strings that were hanging in front of me, and they seem to have come from somewhere high above me. I pulled them one at a time, and when I did, the ribbons of colors in the sky seemed to be pulled along with the strings, like they were connected. I thought that was really cool. I pulled them some more, making the aurora dance to my liking. Then, I heard a commotion somewhere near me. I ran to a group of people. A man apparently died of a heart attack or something. Then I woke up again.

      (4) I stayed still yet again, knowing I had just woken up from a dream. My heart was racing at this time, because I remember being lucid just a few moments before, and I was excited. This time the blobs behind my eyelids weren't white. In fact, there weren't blobs at all. I just saw black for about 5 seconds, then the dream scene just appeared in front of me. I can't quite explain it, it's like..uhmm.. It's like I was closing my eyes and when I opened them, I was in the dream scene. The dream scene this time was the previous one, minus the people and the aurora. I was still quite aware of everything, so I thought about doing another one of my monthly goals. The one I could remember was to sing. I started singing the first song that came to mind, which was a Taylor Swift song. As I was singing, a band started appearing in front of me. At first they looked like foggy figures, until I reached the chorus, and the band was very vivid. There was a guy on the drums, guitar, bass, and a small guitar-like instrument (I have no idea what it was.) By the time I got to the bridge, I completely forgot the lyrics! I stopped singing, and the band stopped playing. I thought really hard, but I just couldn't remember. I thought about doing another goal, which was to be a mermaid. But before I could do so, I woke up again.

      This time I decided to wake myself up completely, because I was afraid I would forget the previous dreams and lucids. I'm not sure if that was a great idea, or a really stupid one. Should I have gone for another DEILD? Or did I make the right choice in waking up and making sure the previous dreams would be remembered and recorded?
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