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    Dreams, notes, and other experiments to assist in achieving high-quality lucid dreams on a regular basis.

    Reality Check (RC): Action used to evaluate if one is dreaming. Common methods include plugging the nose and testing whether it can be breathed through, as well as inspecting one's hands for irregularities compared to waking reality.

    Memory Lapse (...): Where memory ends for a given stream of consciousness. For example, going to sleep in a dream and waking up in the dream later with no recollection of the sleep.

    Wake Back To Bed (WBTB): Sleep cycle interruption technique used to achieve high-quality lucid dreams.

    Wake Initiated Lucid Dream (WILD): Lucid dreaming technique to transition near-directly from waking to dreaming.

    Blue: Denotes regular non-lucid dream recall.

    Purple: Denotes lucid dream recall (formerly Orange).

    1. Night of Thursday 12/7/23

      by , 12-08-2023 at 06:24 PM (Dreamlog)
      Falling into the Drink:

      I'm with my girlfriend and my Dad. We are at a sort of lakeside pier in a city area. It's day-time.
      My Dad has walked off, and I'm talking to my girlfriend quietly.
      I make a comment about how he is probably looking for some bar to have a drink.
      I express some resentment there. My girlfriend nervously agrees with me, not wanting to offend.
      Later I'm on a small paddleboat going into the lake. I'm worried about falling in.
    2. Night of Wednesday 12/6/23

      by , 12-07-2023 at 11:50 PM (Dreamlog)
      Learning to Drive:

      It's night and I'm leaving a game night at JM's (Tots) house.
      I'm with EP from highschool combination rackets. Her dad is coming to pick us up.
      The car is a beat up old Expedition. We sit in the back.
      We get to EP's home and it is a small condo/apartment. It's dirty as well.
      I see a large smartwatch adhered to the wall, meant to act as a regular wall-clock.
      There is a bag of fast food on the ground. It might have been Firehouse Subs.
      Later I'm downtown somewhere that reminds me of Las Vegas. I'm near a parking structure stairwell.
      My girlfriend's Dad is supposed to meet us at a restaurant soon.
      There is some sort of event related to car sustainability going on.
      I'm at my high-school parking lot.
      I've just bought a brand new car, but my Dad is in the driver's seat.
      I'm very annoyed that he is trying to drive it before I do, so I ask him to give up the spot to me.
      He does, but when I get in, I notice that he has only partially moved out of it.
      He is sitting in the passenger seat, but his left leg is still under the wheel.
      I'm struggling to fit in the driver's seat, and my Dad is struggling to fit in the passenger seat.
    3. Simple Lucid Dream Goals

      by , 12-06-2023 at 10:06 PM (Dreamlog)
      I've decided to pare back some of my loftier goals. The idea here is to get a better understanding of my dreamworld and practice stability techniques.


      1. Observe your hands. Record how they change in detail. Number of fingers? Distortion? Do they stay the same over multiple look-backs?
      2. Narrate what you are doing in the dream outloud.
      3. Go with the flow. Let the dream happen with as little modification as possible. Look out for your common dreamsigns and note them as they appear.
      4. Directly observe text changing. Will it into something specific. Practice this in-dream the same way you do it in waking life.
      5. Maintain awareness through traversal of any kind. How does your brain bring you from one set to the next?

      Acronym: HNFTT (Hands, Narrate, Flow, Text, Traversal)

      Updated 12-07-2023 at 04:31 PM by 99808

      side notes
    4. Night of Tuesday 12/5/23

      by , 12-06-2023 at 08:34 PM (Dreamlog)
      Fixing the Plant:

      I'm at my current home in waking life, out in the yard.
      I've started to plant something. I vaguely recall it may have been a hunk of meat.
      HM from the Tots and somebody else are there.
      I go back in the house for something and then return.
      The two of them have 'fixed' my attempt at potting the plant by adding sugar to it.

      Peachy Party:

      I'm at my Grandma's current basement. There is a party going on with a large group of people.
      There's a football team with blue and white colors I'm sarcastically following. I'm watching them play a game on my smartphone.
      The team is here now, and some of them are jocks. One of them is holding up a sign. It is all symbols.
      I intuitively understand it to mean "no girl delivery people." The symbol is a smiley face with long hair, circled with a line through it.
      Later I'm hooking up with Princess Peach at the same party. We are under a stairwell. It is pretty vivid.
      After the deed is done, we pass out on the floor, not concerned if anybody finds us.
      In the moment I consider this a chad-move.
      At some point in the night another person puts a blanket over the two of us.
      We wake up and it is revealed that someone has taken pictures of us during the act.
      The pictures are crudely edited, with cutouts over faces. I see us over by a TV center.
      We are both embarrassed that there is evidence now.
      I'm standing at another part of the room with YK from college.
      Lights are dark now, and the scene is more sinister.
      YK is scared that somebody is going to get him.
      He is trying to hide and I follow suit.
      I go to hide in a back area near the water heater, but YK tells me that hiding place is too obvious.
      I turn and go to find a new spot, but now I'm out in the open.
      I see my bike and my girlfriend's bike there, and I accidently bump into them.
      They make a loud noise as they fall.
      An old lady carrying what looks like a harpoon gun appears from the top of the stairs.
      I ask her why she is here.
      "I'm here to kill you," she replies simply.
      She points the gun at me, and I grab it, trying to point it away.
    5. Night of Monday 12/4/23

      by , 12-06-2023 at 08:11 PM (Dreamlog)
      Mother Eater:

      I'm on a gloomy, dark, rainy street.
      There is a monster down the way. It has eaten a sort of mother figure.
      There is a cave area, with three couples of people together.
      The monster is there and the couples are giving up to it.

      Searching the School:

      I'm walking quickly through my highschool with an unexplained sense of urgency.
      I'm looking for someone.
      I see one of my old roommates from college in the stairwell. I go up and down different stairwells at different parts of the building in my search.
      I pass an old classroom of mine, and one of my old English teachers from back then.
    6. Night of Sunday 12/3/23

      by , 12-04-2023 at 06:32 PM (Dreamlog)
      Musical Arms:

      I'm with my Mom, brother, and some others in a small music practice room.
      We are oriented specifically on the floor, sitting down.
      My Mom has me move to a slightly different position.
      I'm now near the front.
      We are playing music together. There was a specific tune.
      Mom is struggling to explain, so my brother, somewhat begrudgingly, helps her.
      I'm outside now, at a marching band visual rehearsal. I'm at the secondary parking lot from highschool where we used to rehearse.
      My blanket is stuck between some mud and cracks in the concrete. I'm trying to pull it free.
      ZW from highschool marching-band, is calling me out for being weak. I feel embarrassed.
      But somebody else behind me says that rotator cuff surgery is a serious surgery, so obviously weakness is expected.

      Updated 12-04-2023 at 10:41 PM by 99808

    7. Night of Saturday 12/2/23

      by , 12-04-2023 at 06:25 PM (Dreamlog)
      Seeing Guilt:

      I'm at a waiting area with my sister. Looks similar to an Optim-Eyes building.
      There is a girl my age there playing Pokemon Green on a gameboy.
      Later I'm at the girl's house.
      It's a bit dark, low lights. Somewhat gloomy feeling.
      She's showing me her Pokemon in the game.
      We kiss, and my sister sees it.
      I'm driving my sister and I home.
      I'm concerned that my sister will tell my girlfriend about the kiss.


      I'm at a spring-time college setting, somewhat similar to the campus from The Magicians.
      The 'popular kids' are playing tennis on a court nearby.
      I'm sitting on a bench and it deforms strangely to accommodate the way I am leaning on it.
      I'm watching a speech being given by a person on stage.
      The person is somebody I had met recently. He calls me out as his best friend in front of the crowd.
      It's night-time and I'm on an initiation mission. It's winter now.
      There is a target home I'm supposed to enter. I find it and there is a basement window from below.
      It's covered in snow but I can see it and begin to clear it, but the glass breaks.
      I see the Durselys from Harry Potter eating dinner in their dining room.
      They panic, thinking I'm a monster, elf, or something magical.
      Later I'm back at a base. Still the same winter night.
      The base is in a park lit by some torches. The torches show the Triforce insignia from The Legend of Zelda.
      Green Arrow from DC Comics is the leader of the group.
      He's calling out another member for messing up my mission.
      This individual has essentially set me up to fail.

      Updated 12-04-2023 at 06:27 PM by 99808

    8. Night of Wednesday 11/29/23 & Morning of Thursday 11/30/23 (DILD)

      by , 12-01-2023 at 04:09 AM (Dreamlog)
      Working Recovery:

      I'm at work, outside, on the garden path between buildings.
      NH from high-school marching band is there.
      He has some kind of injury to one arm and to one leg.
      The injuries, are exceptionally gory, like stumps where the hand and foot should be.
      NH seems like he is in a good mood regardless.
      I'm on the production floor, but the office cube area is reversed from left/right and under construction.
      There is a tarp that goes over all the cubes, indicating that they are inaccessible.
      Later I'm with NH at a back-area of the production floor.
      His injuries seem to be lesser now, with just bruised limbs where the stumps once were.

      I woke up after about 7.5 hours of sleep (11PM to 630AM) and then stayed up for about 45 minutes before going to sleep on the couch for a morning nap.

      False Awakening:

      I'm at home and taking out the trash. I notice that there are a few more trash/recycle cans than there should be. About 4 or 5 against the expected 2.
      I do a nose-RC and become lucid. I recall the 'pre-flight check' from Daniel Love's book, so I decide to attempt that.
      I say outloud "this is a dream, nothing is real, nothing can hurt me."
      I look around the yard, trying to interact and stabilize the dream.
      But this only lasts a few seconds or so, and the world fades.

      I vaguely recall trying to fit my hands into some kind of gardening pot by the front door or side of the house.
      I 'wake up' on the couch, and my family is there. Dad, sister, brother, and my friend DR.
      We are taking turns playing a VR game, where the perspective of the person playing the game shows on the TV.
      Later I'm in a different room, with pillars on four sides and 'open concept' entry ways.
      I'm struggling with some straps on the VR setup for my arms.
      There were also two different sizes for the VR goggles, and a smaller one fits me better.

      Recorded at 940AM.

      Updated 12-02-2023 at 12:39 AM by 99808

      lucid , false awakening
    9. Night of Tuesday 11/28/23

      by , 11-29-2023 at 04:50 PM (Dreamlog)
      Climbing to Stability:

      I'm at the canal where I exercised a lot earlier this year. It's the day time.
      I'm with my girlfriend and we are rising into the air.
      I'm holding a rope, and I indirectly perceive that she is holding onto me, or is with me in some other way.
      When I will it, a balloon floating up above inflates, which pulls the rope upward higher into the sky.
      My girlfriend and I ascend higher and higher into the sky, with the rope being only thing keeping the both of us from falling.
      I have an expectation that when we reach a certain height, a support will form so that we can be safe.
      Later I'm still with my girlfriend, but now we are more obviously on a date.
      We are at a sort of marketplace with indoor and outdoor sections.
      There is a central register desk with some clothes and other merchandise set-up around it.
      This feels sort of like a foreign country, with smaller roads and streets.
      I'm following her and I see that her hair is longer than it normally is.
      I'm now standing in my Great-Grandma's condo, looking at a picture of my girlfriend from the back.
      The visual is the same, with the longer hair. Essentially a screenshot. There is a second picture of her starting to turn around and look at the camera.
      I realize that my Great-Grandma has recently died (within the dream's story, not really) and I am there to help clean up the condo.
      I go to her bedroom and see that my brother and sister are there watching something on her old small TV. My brother is on a futon, and my sister is on a second bed.
      My Great-Grandma's bed is empty, but I hesitate to get on it because it looks dusty. Plus, the idea that she may have recently died in it spooks me.
      I sit on the second bed next to my sister and join the group.
      My sister asks if we can reorient the bed so that it is in line with the TV, rather than the side. I tell her "I sleep on my side anyway, so it works out."
      At some point later at the condo, I put on a VR headset.
      I'm now in an ocean inspired by the Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker, with the cell shaded deep blue colors.
      This was some sort of MMO, with many other players occupying the ocean.
      I'm in a boat and controlling the world with my voice.
      I ask for an engine to be on the back of my boat, and it happens. My speed increases and the whine of the device whirs to life.
      I decide that I want to be funny, so I ask for the One-Piece straw hat to be on my head. I find a mirror-like surface to look, and it indeed has appeared.
      I pilot the boat over to a group of people and zoom past, while doing a poor King of the Hill accent "dang-ol-motor-boat-I-tell-you-hwat!"
      Eventually I reach what looks like a large garage door on the edge of the ocean.
      It's currently up, so I go beyond it. At some point I lose my boat behind it and get put back on the Ocean side, with the door now down.
      I'm not concerned about losing the boat, but I spy an island on the horizon that I want to swim to.

      Recorded after 7.5hrs of sleep.

      Updated 11-29-2023 at 11:31 PM by 99808

      memorable , non-lucid
    10. Night of Friday 11/24/23

      by , 11-25-2023 at 07:46 PM (Dreamlog)
      Fall Town:

      I'm the new kid in a town. It's very orange with a fall theme. Falling orange leaves cover my view.
      There are rivers flowing alongside the streets, and I'm currently walking alongside one, following it to the end.
      I reach the end, and see that the road-rivers all feed into a larger river that people are tubing down. It looks really fun.
      I'm on a date with a ginger girl, but it isn't going well. She is upset about something.
      Later we have found an underground sewer area and we are exploring down there.
      It opens up to a labyrinth-like dungeon. There are narrow rooms and turns.
      We are being chased by tough-strong lizard men.
      I'm captured and I can't move. There is some sort of candy I've found and I try to use it against them.
      But the candy is used to control people, and it backfires.


      I'm in a large open polygonal space. It feels sort of like Tron aesthetically. It's a hub.
      There is a police-officer getting ready to have his first day in 'the maze'.


      I'm in a secret upper-alcove area with my Dad. It's similar to an attic, and has a bunch of computer screens giving off blue lights.
      My Dad talks to the other people there, and they decide that it is OK to reveal their plans to me.
      They give me a newspaper and I read about a bunch of conspiracy topics the turned out to be true.


      I'm working at the Krusty Krab, I might have been Squidward.
      I'm about to close the restaurant for the day. I need two people with two keys to activate the security system.
      The other person there is resigning, so I call for Mr. Krabs.
      He comes over, but tells me that he is also resigning.
    11. Night of Monday 11/20/23

      by , 11-25-2023 at 07:24 PM (Dreamlog)
      The DILD Fanclub:

      I'm in a study-room, resembling one from my college years.
      There is a girl with us who has pink hair. She looks like Ramona Flowers from Scott Pilgrim.
      Within the story of the dream I fall for this girl hard.
      I'm in a place similar to a Vison-Works glasses store.
      There is some sort of zombie-game that the class is to play as a group.
      The game is a 2D-sidescroller, where the group teams up to fight the zombies.
      Glasses are required to play the game, but since I don't have them, I'm concerned that I'll cause an issue.
      I go to the front desk and try to get a prescription.
      I return to the Vison-Works later to see if my prescription is ready, but it is dark. Probably closed.
      I'm with my friend D at something like a dungeons & dragons night at his childhood home's basement.
      Danny from Game Grumps is sitting nearby, and I ask him if he was born in 1989. He replies with something about 90's kids.
      I notice D has some software open on his PC. It's an old-style big grey monitor from the 2000s or earlier.
      The software is showing a home-page for a fan club. There are dollar values for money to donate to him, listed into themed tiers.
      One of the tiers is 'pancankes' and shows a stack with some butter on it.
      It's labeled the 'DILD' fan club, which my brain does not connect as dream initiated lucid dream.
      Later we are outside and it is so rainy that we can barely see a few feet in front of us.
      Despite not being able to see, I get the impression that we are in a futuristic city area with tall skyscrapers.
      D is supposed to fly me somewhere. He can fly freely, and I need to hold onto him to fly.
      I tell him that the raindrops will feel like bullets if we try to fly fast.

      Updated 11-25-2023 at 07:29 PM by 99808

    12. Night of Friday 11/17/23 (DILD)

      by , 11-25-2023 at 07:00 PM (Dreamlog)
      The Bulldog:

      I'm sitting on a patio chair looking out to a sunrise. I'm high up, a few stories above the ground.
      The patio is made of large wood pieces, similar in style to Frontier Land from Disneyland. Within the lore of the dream, we had just built it (my Dad, sister, and I).
      I looked at my left hand and noticed that it had three fingers, and I looked at my right. It had four.

      I become lucid. The very next thought is that I want to learn more about my dreamworld, to serve me better later.
      So I decide to keep looking at my hands. They keep changing in finger count wildly, not fast or as if morphing, more like my brain kept trying to convince me that they had 'always been' said count.
      It was more like my perception was in flux than the actual visuals. Tough to describe.
      This activity doubles down on the fact that I truly am dreaming.

      I decide to get up and look around. I see a man down below in a pool, he's singing on a platform in the middle.
      Also, across the way there is another man singing. I listen to them for a while, but I can't recall the tune now.
      I noticed a bulldog down by my heel. I feel a massively comforting presence. I don't recognize this dog but I feel the comfort anyway.
      He is wearing some sort of skin(or should I say fur) tight dog-shirt.
      I remember that I should be stabilizing the dream, so I run my hands across the wood railing a bit.
      I notice that the patio is missing some pieces, and get concerned about the stability of the structure.
      I decide to go the the side of the house, and once I turn the corner, it represents the side of the house I'm living in now.

      The bull-dog is sitting in front of the gate that leads to the front yard. I go up to him and start to pet him.
      "Are you a bulldog?" I ask.
      "Yes, I am!" the bulldog replied with a British accent.
      "Can you tell more more about you so that I can find you in my world?" I ask.
      "Ohhh you shouldn't do that...because I have...my issue." the bulldog replies ominously.
      I notice he is drooling a bit.
      "Well, what is the issue?"
      "I....tend to wet the bed." the bulldog admits with some shame in his voice.
      I start to comfort the bulldog, but then I begin to lose lucidity.
      Instead, I start telling the bulldog a story of a recurring dream. It's about not making finals for marching band back in high-school.
      I try to recall the name of the girl who was our drum major who broke the news, but I can't remember her name (just her face).
      This isn't actually a recurring dream.
      An Asian girl appears behind him as if in response to the story, but she doesn't resemble anybody from it.
      At this point I seem to get my bearings, and I start to narrate what has happened up to now, to the bulldog.

      "So I've spent a lot of time in this dream letting things flow on their own, observing, doing RCs, keeping it low-key. Do you think it is OK if I try some dream control now?" I ask the bulldog.
      "Yes, that seems reasonable." the bulldog replies matter of factly.
      I walk forward and open the gate leading to the front yard.
      It's night-time over here.
      I remember that I want to try the teleport-sprint from another dream, so I position myself on the street with plenty of runway space in front of me.
      But there is a festival happening on the street. Lots of people. This prevents me from having space.
      I get the impression that the dream characters are not fans of what I am about to try, slightly hostile.
      They don't stop me when I went to find a new position, but one guy did bump me as I passed.
      I don't visualize a particular place. I break out into a sprint with the night-road in front of me and close my eyes.
      I feel my body shake, similar to the first time having a WILD transition. Feels like going through a wormhole.
      When I open my eyes, I see blackness. I assume I have woken up.

      I'm back on the patio with the sunrise, but this time I think I am awake.
      "Wow! What a cool lucid dream, I'd better go record it before I forget!" I think to myself.
      I enter the house through a doorwall and go to a computer.
      This home does not resemble one I have lived in.
      The computer has three or four monitors all setup, and looks super cool.
      Dream-me has a program setup that will record my dreams as audio, and then auto-tune them.
      So I narrate the previous dream as it happened in its entirety.
      I mess up the recording so I have to start and stop a few times.
      As I recorded it, the computer generated an animated movie, with the audio, as a musical.
      The graphics resembled Final Fantasy VII: Remake's.
      I'm invested in making the video good.
      I'm back in my actual bed. My girlfriend is by me, and so is a dog. It may have been a german-shepherd.
      Strangely, my sister is at the foot of the bed.
      We're awake because we are concerned that there is an intruder in the house.
      I felt safe, because the dog would be able to alert us if there was a problem.
      My girlfriend tells me I should give my sister the larger pillow, and I tell her that she is already asleep so there is no point.
      I reflect that the dog with us is not giving me an allergic reaction, so maybe I can have a dog after all.
      I'm back at my childhood home, and I'm talking about the intruder with my Dad.
      I look at the thermostat, and it reads '60 degrees'. I think it is low, but my Dad tells me that this is how it has to be.
      I look over to the living room and see my Mom playing a video game. She's losing so she calls me over to help and I do.

      Updated 11-27-2023 at 12:48 AM by 99808

      lucid , non-lucid , false awakening
    13. Night of Monday 11/13/23

      by , 11-21-2023 at 07:05 PM (Dreamlog)
      Night Beer:

      I'm at a carnival at night, similar to events that take place at a lake near where I live now.
      Sort of like Fall Fest. I have brewed a dark beer, and it is going up for competition.
      There is a large tent with yard games setup where the competition is to take place.
      I think the tots may have been there.

      Recorded at 7:05AM.
    14. Night of Saturday 11/12/23

      by , 11-21-2023 at 07:02 PM (Dreamlog)
      Chainsaw Arm:

      I'm in a large space with my brother. It's a nice home with white carpeting, white walls. Not dissimilar to one of my Grandma P's homes.
      We're working to place cushions on top of chains, but there is something tricky about the process.
      My brother understands it, but he won't help me. I get frustrated and attack him.
      He ends up hitting the chandelier with a chair on accident.
      I keep fighting, but my right arm is getting weaker. I notice there is now a chainsaw where my right arm should be, but it is heavy.
      I'm losing the battle.

      My girlfriend wakes me up because I was making noise in my sleep.

      Recorded at 3:45AM.

      Updated 11-21-2023 at 07:06 PM by 99808

    15. Afternoon of Saturday 11/11/23

      by , 11-21-2023 at 06:58 PM (Dreamlog)
      Missed Signals:

      I'm outside my house on the sidewalk.
      There is a man that claims he has proof that I shot someone.
      The scene transitions, and I'm now in a restaurant that resembles Bennigan's.
      I'm conflicted about whether I actually hurt someone or not, I may have been drunk or high.
      There is a work-meeting happening at a table nearby. They are together for a 5-year anniversary. My boss is there.
      My dad is defending me against the murder accusations.
      I wonder (while dreaming) what problem my brain is working through, or what inspired this dream.
      But I don't become lucid.


      I'm at a game night in a large home. We might have been playing hide and seek.
      HM from the tots may have been on my team.


      I'm on a grassy hill with someone and it's a bit chilly outside.
      We're inspecting the hill for evidence of a person living in it.
      We find an air-pipe and water-line device nearby.


      There is a battle with a queen-like figure.
      It took place in a 2D-platformer game style.
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