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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.

    Dream Initiated Lucid Dream (DILD): Lucid dreaming type that originates from the dreamer regaining awareness from within a dream.

    Wake Initiated Lucid Dream (WILD): Lucid dreaming type that originates from the dreamer maintaining awareness from waking near-directly into a dream.

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

    Blue: Denotes regular non-lucid dream recall.

    Purple: Denotes lucid dream recall (formerly Orange).

    1. Night of Thursday 11/2/23 (DILD)

      by , 11-03-2023 at 10:34 PM (Dreamlog)
      Went to bed around 12:00AM.

      Messy Awakenings:
      I have a false awakening on my couch (where I currently was sleeping in waking life).
      My uncle J is sleeping nearby. My dad is there and tells me that I should move to the bed so I don't hurt in the morning.
      I heed the advice and head to my bed. When I entered the room, my sister is in my bed and there are some blankets and pillows on the floor.
      The room is larger than I recall in waking memory but I don't pick up on the inconsistency at the time.
      So as not to disturb my sister, I lie down on the floor and go to sleep.
      While I don't recall exactly, I think this is where I must have reality checked and became lucid, because I realized that I had just gone to sleep, so I should reality check.

      I'm now lucid in this larger version of my bedroom. My first thought is to take a deep breath and try to stabilize the dream.
      But I'm not lucid enough to follow through and start engaging the senses. I only get through the deep breath.
      While I do start to think about the dream being 'biological virtual reality', I don't truly engage with the question deeply.
      I see a window at the end of the room and remember that I want to go to a new landscape.
      I recall the blink-and-snap method for traveling from a Daniel Love video.
      I close my eyes, imagine a grassy forest environment, and snap my fingers.
      The ground underneath me has transformed into AstroTurf, but no forest.
      I lose lucidity shortly after this.

      Sometime later, I've regained lucidity and I'm with a girl that I know is my sister's friend. We're at my Grandma's condo.

      Spoiler for Spicy Content:

      When the activities are over, I consider whether I actually did finish in waking life.
      I'm concerned about that, but it also transfers to the dream. I hurriedly try to make my way to a bathroom to inspect myself.
      I'm now at the top of the stairs at my grandma's current condo. As I head down the stairs, it makes a lot of noise to my dismay.
      But luckily it doesn't alert anyone.
      I find a side door that I think leads to the bathroom.
      There is an in-between passage that has another set of doors past it. There is a black poodle dog in here.
      My sister is hot on my heels, and she chases me into the room.
      But I hide behind the door as it opens (that's a classic trick of mine) and she doesn't find me. The dog gets a bit crunched as the door opens, but it doesn't mind.
      After this I sneak my way to the bathroom to inspect, but I lose lucidity along the way.

      Recorded at 1:08AM.

      War Games:
      I'm in a war. In the moment, it felt like a training camp, but later the dream treated it as if it had been actual combat.
      I'm with a group of people, perhaps a platoon. The area is sandy and surrounded by wooden walls on all sides.
      We're running forward trying to reach cover. The cover is on the left, and there is an enemy soldier sitting on a chair on the right.
      I can't recall, but I may have attempted to shoot the soldier in the chair as I ran for the cover.
      I'm in a room. We've lost the war, so I'm being held there as a prisoner.
      I'm thinking about whether my friends are OK and what will happen to us.
      TH from somewhat recently at work in waking life arrives at my holding area.
      He is there to tell me that the others are OK.
      Then, back to isolation.
      Sometime later my niece shows up at the back window (the window is up high, since the room is partially underground).
      I try to hide under a desk in the room because I don't want her to have to deal with her uncle being imprisoned.
      She doesn't find me.
      A phone in the room rings and I answer. The person on the line tells me that there might be a chance of me getting out.
      There is a form that I can fill out and if done correctly I can leave isolation.
      I pickup the form and go outside to where the guards are outside.
      I approach them and ask what my options are.
      One part of the form is asking whether I actually killed any enemy combatants.
      I honestly couldn't recall if I had killed the man in the chair, and the guards seemed compassionate to my memory inaccuracy.
      I'm in a cafeteria eating, so perhaps they let me go.

      Recorded at 7:53AM.

      Bathroom Wonder:
      I'm in my childhood home, it is about highschool timeframe.
      My friend DR is visiting, and my brother and him are across the hallway playing Super Mario Bros Wonder in the basement living room.
      I'm in the downstairs bathroom, trying to rub one out. I recall thinking that I had been playing Zelda Twilight Princess recently (but I'm not sure why this detail is here).
      The toilet I am sitting at is on the opposite wall that it should be,
      I can hear my brother and DR talking about how good of a game Wonder is, in terms of the level design and how the music interacts with it.

      Recorded at 7:53AM.

      940 words for the night.

      Updated 11-10-2023 at 06:06 PM by 99808

      lucid , non-lucid
    2. Night of Wednesday 11/1/23

      by , 11-03-2023 at 09:43 PM (Dreamlog)
      Went to bed around 1:00AM.

      Pizza Games:
      I'm in a small, cramped space. It reminds me of Harry Potter's cupboard under the stairs.
      It's messy with wrappers and junk. Dusty too.
      I'm playing an online game with my brother on a gaming system plugged into a TV at an edge wall.
      The outcome of the game will impact whether a pizza box near me will be thrown onto the floor.
      My brother comes close to succeeding, but the pizza box does not come down.

      Recorded at ???.

      72 words for the night.

      Updated 11-10-2023 at 06:06 PM by 99808