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    1. Superfortress

      by , 01-20-2018 at 09:57 PM
      What a good way to start the year: A lucid dream and a false awakening―all in one night!


      A very loud WWII bomber flies overhead, towing a smaller aircraft behind it. The bomber grows in size (or comes closer). I see that it is a B-29. Then it becomes a six-engine B-36 Peacemaker. One or two of the propellers are feathered. Suddenly I notice that the aircraft is flying backwards. Perhaps this confusion is due to the fact that the real B-36's engines were mounted on the back of the wing? (This one's were not.) At any rate, the idea of a plane flying backwards jars me into lucidity. But I am unable to do anything with my newfound conscious state because I wake up immediately. Or is it a false awakening? Because I sleep again and dream a false awakening in which I am writing my lucid dream in my bedside dream journal--with two very large L's in the margin, denoting lucidity.

      Updated 01-20-2018 at 10:16 PM by 92227

      lucid , false awakening
    2. Airstrike with No Casualties

      by , 07-05-2014 at 06:31 PM (Schmaven's Dream Journal of Randomness)
      Watching a large group of A-10 bombers approach the airbase at night. They are really low to the ground, just about to land. I notice another group of aircraft, like F-16s, approaching to bomb the entire base. I don't want anyone to get hurt so I manage to call off the landing just by willing it. I overhear some radio communication directing them to land at the southern airfield miles away.

      As the A-10s pull up, and begin their slow flight to the south, I see several F-16s crash nose first straight into the ground. Oddly, nothing explodes, and just the nose cone crumples a bit like a car crash. It seems like the pilots are okay, just really bad at Kamikaze attacks. I hear on the radio again that we can do what the enemy pilots are doing. "Kamikaze strikes?" I ask. "No, just fight back" I am told. That all seems unnecessary to me.
    3. War; World Tree; A Parade of Ghosts

      by , 11-11-2013 at 09:28 AM
      Original entry dated Feb. 16, 2002:

      I had a nightmare that I had a daughter. I don't remember much about it except that it was quite bizarre and I was very unhappy about many things that occurred in the dream.

      I had a nightmare about a huge war in a desert, and a lot of people died, but I think that's more along the lines of the typical "post-apocalyptic" dream if not for one of the characters in it. I was 12 when I had it but the girl I met was so compelling that I still remember the dream. She was dressed in blue and had long, straight brown hair and dark, intense eyes. She was in her teens in the dream, but had an oval, almost classic face that was too sad for someone so young. She saved my life. In the dream, there were spaceship like planes that were black and flew very low, and tanklike things that transported weapons. I was almost crushed by one but she threw me out of the way. I can only assume that she died, but the whole scene was enveloped by the dust kicked up by tank-treads.

      I had another dream about a bunch of people testing a plane. It looked kind of like a flat triangle. Like a stealth-bomber, but not quite, there was something decidedly different about it. In any case, the test backfired and the plane crashed and burned. Luckily, the pilot didn't die. I can't remember if he was badly injured or not.

      This was followed by another, very long and vivid dream, which I'm going to try to actually do justice:

      A tree towers to dizzying heights, wreathed in clouds. It is held up by a pillar of massive, mossy trunk. Through the tangled roots springs a city, its buildings sprouting like mushrooms between the toes of a giant. Grey and fading, the tree and city are cloaked by dusk. The strange slant of the sunlight causes the shadows to pool in strange places.

      A man walks down the street, turning a corner, only to find himself amidst steaming tropical vegetation, a savage jungle. He panics, running blindly, and stares up into a dazzling sky to see something rushing toward him. That was how a nameless man was splattered in the middle of an intersection. The only person who took the time to observe this event was a small girl.

      After pausing to observe this event, the girl continued on her way through the twisting streets. The residents of the city streamed about her in a phantasmal flow of ghosts, fantastic, colorful, distorted, and exaggerated.

      Her eyes lit momentarily on a shadowy figure, and quickly jerked away. She drew into the phantom crowd, which closed around her in a flutter of harlequin rags, and she was relieved to see the figure encompassed by the swirl of paraders.

      She withdrew from the stream of grotesques and picked her way along rambling streets, tiptoeing across melted bricks. She turned to find the shadow, floating languidly above the flowing pavement. It regarded her cooly with bulbous glowing orbs set into a body that seemed to have no substance at all, except for a blurred grey outline. Ghostly animals slunk behind the wilted trashcans, chittering softly from the half-shadows.

      I've broken up some of these dream entries so I can tag them properly. With only 10 tags, it can be a little hard.
    4. The Box Bomber And The Woman With The Nasty Crotch - 05272012 - 1st Dream

      by , 05-27-2012 at 06:18 PM
      This dream wasn't lucid but the imagery of the half-naked woman will haunt me for some time.

      [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3][/SIZE][/FONT]
      [SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]The earliest thing I recall is standing in the conferenceroom at my former job. Along with several others I am setting up food forpeople returning from a meeting where it will be announced that we haveachieved a big win, an announcement that we have been awarded a major projectwith lots of money involved. On this scale such awards happen only every fewmonths at best so this is a big deal. [/FONT][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]One of the engineers I work with, J.W., is standing near meand talking about the project. I donít really pay attention to the specifics,though I am glad for our success as a company. Iíll be attending the meeting,though my work on the project may not come for months.[/FONT][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]A gathering of people has been set up on the top floor ofthe parking garage, a makeshift receiving line designed to welcome ourreturning staff with honor and fanfare. The problem is that other offices sharethe parking garage, and their clients happen to wander inadvertently throughthe receiving line. The first couple of people donít really cause any stir, butthe third person, a large woman in a car with no roof, really causes some commotion.[/FONT][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]The woman is older, perhaps somewhere between 55 and75,though itís hard to determine exactly as she appears quite unhealthy and obese.She is wearing a muumuu and as the car rolls by she sticks her legs in the air,revealing her cottage cheese legs and bulbous calves. Whatís really grotesqueis she has on no underwear, and her misshapen crotch is a sight that makesseveral people ill, including me. [/FONT][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]I turn to my dad who is standing next to me in the line and ask,ďDid you just see what I saw?Ē He confirms that he did and we both just faceaway, still looking for our expected staff. When some employees do arrive weshout and throw stuff in the air.[/FONT][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]I make my way back inside the building and head downstairsvia the elevator. Some of the other staff members have arrived through thisfront door. I pass a group of older men dressed in suits, talking and laughingas they head in. I keep heading for the door.[/FONT][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]As I walk out into the sun I encounter a young man in aservice uniform and cap, coming in with a load of boxes. Heís slightly blondwith a charming smile, fit though not heavily muscled. He does not seem out ofplace in any way.[/FONT][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]ďYou sure have a lot of boxes there, ďI say. ďItís like youívegot a bomb or something. I recall that we had received a notice that someonehad given us a bomb threat, someone who had been causing trouble in other partsof the city, and we should be on the lookout for a person with a lot of boxes,but I do not suspect this guy. Iím joking with him when I mention bombs.[/FONT][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]He turns slightly and his gaze settles on me. He still hashis bright smile but as he faces me the happy grin disappears, and is replacedby a look of determination. Something about the change in his demeanor alertsme that he is the bomber Iíve been told to keep an eye out for, and my fearlevel shoots up a little. [/FONT][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]By this time Iím standing on the opposite side of my SUVfrom him. He has been unloading boxes from it and has one more box to carry inbut it is still inside the vehicle. I am standing by the open driver-side doorholding the keys, and as he reaches for the back passenger-side door to get hisbox I press the button to lock the doors.[/FONT][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]THWUNK! All the locks go down at once.[/FONT][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]He looks through the vehicle at me, starting to look alittle bit shocked that Iím keeping him from his bomb materials. He has his ownkey fob and presses the button to unlock the doors.[/FONT][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]SHOONK! The locks all go up.[/FONT][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]I know I canít let him get in so I press the button againand hold it down so he canít operate them from his fob. Iíve managed to keephim from getting in but there isnít anything to stop him from coming around thevehicle and attacking me, and this realization spurns me to action. I jump intothe driverís seat and start the vehicle, still holding down the lock button onthe key fob. I canít risk him getting in before I get away, and without hislast box he canít do any serious damage.[/FONT][/SIZE]
      [SIZE=3][FONT=Calibri]I manage to get the door shut and I start driving as fast asI can though I am going terribly slow and canít seem to pick up speed. The viewahead is of a street on the U.T. campus and there are speed bumps along theroad. I stop worrying about my speed, not wanting to fly up if I hit a bump toofast, and instead turn my attention towards looking for a police officer. Theyseem to be abundant whenever I donít want to find any but I canít locate any ofthem now when I need them.[/FONT][/SIZE]
      [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT="Calibri"]And then I wake up.[/FONT]
      non-lucid , memorable
    5. Evil bomber. A plot dream.

      by , 10-24-2011 at 02:00 AM
      I was eating at a restaurant. Suddenly some guy comes on stage and tells everyone that he has hidden tiny bombs inside the shrimp we're eating, and has a detonator in his hand. He tells us how the bombs will melt our stomachs and turn our fingertips black before we die.
      So anyways, after he's boasted for a while, I somehow manage to escape, and get sent to planet Grundwald for training to become a galactic cop to defeat this evil bomb guy. But the training proves to be too tough; it required us to swim a pool back and forth for an entire month without breaks. I then get put into a special division, where they train us lighter.
      After the training is over, they pull out a shrinking beam and shrink us into 2-3cm height. We sneak into the evil guy's lair, and find out that he isn't just some evil guy, he's a demon from hell who can only be beaten by reading a magical scroll that we just happened to have in our pockets.
      I start reading the scroll aloud, he tries to stop me but my buddy galactic cops are keeping him at bay. The scroll text was like if Lord of the Rings met the Bible met Lovecraft. I finally finish reading the scroll and a beam of light from the heavens hits the bomber's face, and transforms him into a small floating harmless seahorse. And we cheer, and then I woke up.
      Tags: bomber, demon, evil, space
      non-lucid , memorable