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    1. Floor W

      by , 03-14-2014 at 02:41 AM (Keitorin's Dream Log)
      Yesterday:

      1. Mom is teasing dad about something he had when he was younger, which he gives me to me.

      I see a Pokemon-type map in my head and wake up.

      Inspiration: My Pokemon Platinum memory palaces. I'm working on one that uses floors.

      2. I was lying down in bed last night after going through my palaces and noticed that the white light behind my eyelids reminded me of an angel. I visualized one flying down from the heavens, and saw an outline of the angel’s face in the lights behind my lids.

      Then I was struck with a sudden recall of having been in…a library? After a bit more thinking, I remembered the main dream I’d forgotten from the 12th.


      I was going down floors that were labeled in alphabetical order, and items under that letter were in each place. I stopped on a few floors I believe. One had a food buffet (W?).

      At one point I go to the bathroom, and it’s dirty. I try not to touch the seat as I go. Someone peered in and I said ‘Don’t look!’, covering myself with a trashcan lid, because it was embarrassing to be seen using such a dirty restroom. I accidentally sat on the toilet seat lid.

      I wanted to find Wiccan things, so I went down to floor W. I went right to the bookshelves. I saw The ‘Circle of Three’ series by Isobel Bird, but since I’d already read them multiple times, I passed them up. I found a book I hadn’t seen before and was looking at the cover as I held it.

      I think there was someone else there?

      Inspiration: The ‘Geia’ dream, most likely. I need to add ‘dirty bathroom’ to my dream signs.

      Today:

      1. Something about Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Crème in a block.

      Inspiration: I made a recipe that used it last night, and found it to be very messy! But delicious.

      Notes: I couldn’t go back to sleep after 6:33am even though I was tired and comfortable. My brain was too active. I did take about an hour nap in the afternoon, no dreams that I remember. I had a really miserable day because of my allergies going berserk. @[email protected]
    2. Fish and monsters

      by , 03-08-2014 at 09:01 PM (Keitorin's Dream Log)
      1. Me thinking that all the fish wouldn’t be able to fit in the room/box.

      Inspiration: Me making a new dream palace. In the dream, the image of the fish in it came to mind. Maybe because I was looking for a water Pokemon to put in the water area in Twinleaf Town.

      2. In a park-type area, Sarah from Helix was riding a bike around but then is being surrounded by monsters, but Alan comes in to save her.

      Inspiration: Watched a new episode of Helix last night just before I laid down. The surroundings reminded me of Pokemon Platinum, which is one of my memory palaces.
    3. Wandering buildings, no food

      by , 03-06-2014 at 01:06 AM (Keitorin's Dream Log)
      I think if I have one more dream about wandering buildings after this, I'll add it to my dream signs.

      3. I’m wandering around a neighborhood and buildings. I run into a guy, and I ask him what these two letters in my ‘interests’ box stand for. In my mind I see a column with my ‘interests’ such as fandoms, hobbies, etc, written in it. I think the last letter was ‘f’. It’s how people find each other there I guess. He tells me the media name and I say ‘oh yeah’.

      I wander into a building and am lost. I find a room and think it could be an exit. There’s a young African American girl standing there. I ask her about the room, and she says her mom is in there sleeping because she’s sick. I ask her if that’s all that’s in there, because I’m still hoping for a way out. She silently closes the curtain(?) over the room.

      I feel like that scene repeated, like I went through there before. And that I’d seen the girl outside at my old school and talked to her.

      Inspiration: Two letters part comes from my PAO system.

      4. In a school cafeteria with my friends, the lunchlady tells me the food has already been put away. We manage to find some cookies(?) to eat though.

      Lunchlady reminded me unfavorably of Miss L, an old teacher. Or Miss Trunchbull from Matilda. I swear I’ve had a very similar dream before, that or my déjà vu is just on the fritz again. @[email protected]
    4. Don't bite me to death~

      by , 03-06-2014 at 12:58 AM (Keitorin's Dream Log)
      I added my dreams signs to a memory palace, so I can run through them as a reminder as needed. I have a hard time remembering them all for RC's, so I'm starting with water and trying to increase my awareness of it first.

      1. Something about Sollux and thumbs.

      Inspiration: I’m continuing my reread of Homestuck and talked to Sollux in the Alterniabound flash game, which made me remember how much I love him. Wish I remembered what the thumbs part was about, lol. Should have made a better trigger for it, because I think I remembered when I first woke up. But hey, it was 2:35 AM.

      2. I’m at a store looking at a bunch of anime posters on a rack. I see some from a show I know, but they’re from a series/season I haven’t seen yet. I see one of Hibari and start digging it out. There’s someone else there and they’re helping me get it out of its wrapping so I can see its number.

      There are multiple numbers so I end up just looking for the SKU number. I think it said ‘SKA’ but I knew it was the SKU number, so I wrote it down so I could look for the poster online or something.

      It’s a bit fuzzy here, but ‘I’ say “Kamikorosenai~” (Don’t bite me to death~”) without the 'de' on the end in a plea for Hibari not to hurt me.

      Inspiration: The numbers and letters had to come from my PAO system, which is funny, because I used that very system to remember the SKU part in my dream palace.

      Note: Hibari is from the manga/anime Katekyo Hitman Reborn!. ‘Kamikorosu’ (“I’ll bite you to death.”) is his catchphrase. He’s a stickler for rules so maybe he thought I was stealing his poster. 8)
    5. 2-28-14

      by , 03-01-2014 at 07:59 PM (Keitorin's Dream Log)
      I remembered a dream as I was going through my palace last night and found a trigger I almost forgot was there.

      I was with a group of people in a dark storage unit. I was wearing my long-sleeved dark shirt with flowers and a ribbon. We’re assessing the stuff inside to steal, which is mostly made up of exercise equipment. I find a nice elliptical machine and point it out.

      Suddenly, we hear a noise at the door and voices. We freeze and wait in hopes that they’ll move on. I think they have dogs.

      They burst in. We make a run for it. We get across a fence and are running across grass as the police chase and shoot us down from behind.

      Inspiration: Me thinking about my elliptical, my zombie wearing a uniform trigger (had to look up ‘white uniforms’ when I was adding it and police outfits were the results).

      Updated 03-01-2014 at 08:11 PM by 20026

      Categories
      non-lucid , side notes
    6. 2-27-14

      by , 03-01-2014 at 04:53 AM (Keitorin's Dream Log)
      1. I’m at ‘home’, and Rane comes up to me and asks me if I need anything from the store. I think about how I need pure pumpkin and mini chocolate chips. I try to find something to write it down on. There are brown strips and white squares of paper, but they’re all written on already. I go to the bottom of the brown stack and find a folded one with nothing on it.

      My handwriting is near child-like, with all-capitals. After I underline it, I see that instead of writing my name, I wrote “TAKEN”.

      A young guy comes in to hear what I need. I think he’s too young to go on his own and to pay for it, so I take out my card, but he shows me that he already has one. He was a bit heavyset with short, blond/brown hair.

      -Gap-

      We’re walking through the store. As I look through my wallet for my card, I realize…it’s not there. I quickly grab my buggy and start speedwalking away. The guy calls out to me but I ignore him.

      I wade through a bunch of people with kids and carts loaded with Christmas items – trees and presents, as apparently there’s a contest going on. Some of them are complaining about me but I just focus on getting out of the store.

      I’m standing at the bottom looking up the steps. There’s an older man sitting there, and he starts telling me about how people don’t make their salads with lemon right anymore. Instead of replying verbally, I start typing up my response on a typewriter-like keyboard, but a regular screen. It’s something about how it all boils down to laziness. I notice two typos but struggle to fix them.

      Suddenly, a woman standing on the left gives me a knowing look and says ‘you’re blind, aren’t you?’. I stare at her blankly for a moment, but then go along with it. She takes the ‘computer’ from me and points out my typos. As she works on it, I try to read it from where I am, and she says ‘you’re looking the wrong way’. Perhaps she assumes I’m trying to look in the direction of the man, who's talking. I look a bit to the right of her into the bright yellow sun, as seen coming out of trees and such.

      -Gap-

      I’m walking away from the store. I get a certain distance away before I stop in place, as if I had a thought, or waiting for something.

      A man calls out to me that I forgot my purse. I look over my shoulder and see my old black purse sitting on the ground.

      I’m looking for a vehicle to leave, but remember that I didn’t have one, I could leave by….I don’t remember.

      Inspiration: I forgot my card a few weeks ago when we headed out to the store. Lemon is a trigger in a memory palace, as is Christmas trees and presents. I'd been thinking about pure pumpkin and mini chocolate chips for a few days because I needed them. I recently switched from a black purse I used for a long time to a new brown one.

      2. Lying on a bed side by side with another girl. She gets something on her hand and points it out. We get up and see that there’s a light blood stain on the sheets under where I was lying. I deny that it’s from me, because I don’t have blood on me anywhere.

      I’m wearing a dress with a built-in bra, but am still wearing one underneath it, and don’t take it off to sleep.

      Inspiration: I'm thinking the 'Triad' dream sparked off a whole set of F/F dreams. XD

      3. A shower is halfway full of water as I go to step in, and I see that there’s a floating pair of men’s underwear. As I carefully pick it up, I see that it’s stained. Wrinkling my nose, I put it on the side of the tub out of the way.

      4. I remember a fragment where I was in a building and people were talking past. I waded into them to get to the wall, and carefully went around a wood section when the way was clear. I believe a guy came to help me.

      The guy is crushing on me, it’s almost stalker level. He asks me to listen to a music CD he made.

      -Gap-

      I get into his bag and find the disc labeled 3&4 with notes under each section. I confess to him that I did it and that I loved the songs.

      5. I’m sitting on my grandma’s porch talking to a man who’s sitting in a chair across from me. I say something about 'something being in my memory palace'.

      “Whose memory palace?” The man replies, and as I go to answer “mine”, he points next to me. I look over to see Sherlock Holmes (BBC) sitting there.

      Inspiration: Recently did an interview about my mind palace and mentioned Sherlock.

      6. A diamond in my ring is missing, someone says they can fix it? I know there was more to this but my trigger probably wasn’t enough.

      Notes:

      I am really excited to try adding/accessing my memory palace while within a dream. Imagine how much easier it’d be to just add things from within a dream here and there, than to have to lay there and remember the dreams all at once. Only thing is with that I might not be able to note the time, unless I still wake up – I could add the time then.

      Or what if I put stuff in my memory palace to access for when I’m in dreams? Like TotM, things to try, a storyline, character, etc that I want to incubate...

      Updated 03-01-2014 at 05:09 AM by 20026

      Categories
      dream fragment , side notes , non-lucid
    7. 2-21&22-14

      by , 03-01-2014 at 04:24 AM (Keitorin's Dream Log)
      21:

      All I remember is a yellow school bus, and that the other two dream things were yellow. Oh, one was soup, inspired by me wanting chicken and noodles and putting it in my palace.

      Inspiration: Probably adding yellow things to Lucas' House for a visualization exercise. XD That is so cool, must do some experimenting with that if it keeps happening. It could be effective incubation. Maybe I could make one house in Sandgem Town specifically for incubation.

      22:

      In the school yard. I hear a man yell for his kids. The mother was neglecting them. I flew up to them, there were three. (Two little boys and a girl?) I swooped them into my arms and flew away with them.

      I feel like there was something else, but I don’t remember it.
    8. 2-20-14

      by , 03-01-2014 at 04:17 AM (Keitorin's Dream Log)
      1. Mom helping my clip some of my nails, which have chipped off in places, including beyond the quick.

      Inspiration: Worrying about my jagged toenail?

      2. There’s an ad on Tumblr for a ‘discount’ on Memories.

      3. A dark-haired, muscled young man is being held and tortured in a dark, cell-type area. He apparently lost his female love to the torturers, and they killed their baby and pinned it to a wall.

      Then, a young man and woman come to him, opening their arms to him and drawing him to them, his saviors. The female had shoulder length brown/blond hair or maybe longer, male had shorter hair.

      4. In a storage-type building, a group of friends are giving away units full of gifts in an exchange. They’re all standing in the entrance to them in a circle.

      Two girls are sitting up in a loft-type area above the units. One of them is showing the other a card of a drawn woman. One of them says how they like the style it’s drawn in.

      Inspiration: I told mom earlier that evening that I liked the style a card she showed me was drawn in.
    9. 2-18-14

      by , 03-01-2014 at 04:08 AM (Keitorin's Dream Log)
      Long story short: Computer broke, couldn't fix it, using crappy laptop now. :[ The dreams from 2-18 on are ones I've stored in my Pokemon Platinum memory palace.

      1. Me? and a fairy. Or I was the fairy? Wandering around a house. Outside the house looking in a window, the fairy is inside. I bust the window to get her out.

      Inspiration: Fairy is one of my Persons in PAO (#84).

      2. A really big tennis ball falling over a cliff and onto an old shack, down into a ravine.

      Inspiration: Used a tennis ball as a trigger in my bedroom memory palace for 'the park'.

      3. Mom and Smoke paralyzed.

      Updated 03-01-2014 at 04:18 AM by 20026

      Categories
      non-lucid , dream fragment , side notes
    10. Memory palace ==> dream palace

      by , 03-11-2013 at 09:06 PM (Keitorin's Dream Log)
      Notes: I've been back into using the method of loci for a few days and got to wondering if it would work for holding dream memories, since I have so much trouble with keeping an offline dream journal. Either I kill my hand taking down long dreams, or I don't put down enough detail trying to use keywords or phrases.

      Surprisingly, considering how much they share in common (strange things happening, being aware, recall, etc), there's not a lot of information out there about combining [lucid] dreaming and the method of loci.

      So what I wanted to try doing was make a specific loci, or location, to store my dream memories quickly when I woke up, and still be able to remember them later. I wasn't sure how this would work with finer details.

      I have nine dreams stored as of today, and to the best of my knowledge, I remember as much detail as I remembered when I first woke up for all of them. Three of those dreams are ones from my first try at storing, and I already deleted them from my memory palace...and yet I can still bring them up now.

      I'm really curious to see what will happen when I start remembering longer dreams, if I'll still be able to recall the details. I'm still practicing, so I may later be able use a system (peg, link, key thought) to add in those details as needed.

      I have two loci set up for dreams only. They're two dream bubble maps from the Homestuck webcomic. One is a castle-type place and the other is a beach with multiple paths (haven't needed to use this one yet).

      I was worried that using a virtual loci would be harder than using something in real life that I'm intimately familiar with (my main loci is my house), but it turns out it's a lot of fun to go over the images and work them into a memory palace, especially since Homestuck is something I'm so passionate about.

      So that's what I'll be testing - how many dreams I can hold, how much I can remember even hours later, how much detail, etc.

      Now off to type today's dreams up! 38D