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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 12/28/23 (DILD)

      by , 12-29-2023 at 04:29 PM (Dreamlog)
      Glitchy Holodeck:

      I'm sleeping on a couch at DR's house (where I actually am).
      The room's lighting looks darker than usual.
      I reflect that since I am sleeping somewhere relatively unfamiliar, maybe I will be more likely to become lucid from my body being more alert.
      It occurs to me that I haven't done a RC for some time.
      I plug my nose, breathe, and realize that I can breathe through it.
      I'm dreaming.
      I hardly believe it at first, but I repeat a few times to confirm.
      I have trouble getting up from the couch, feels like moving through thick mud, but I get to my feet.
      I recall wanting to travel by pretending I am in the Holodeck from Star Trek.
      "Computer, send me to the forest!" I say outloud.
      Nothing happens. The dream fades.
      I "wake-up" on the couch again, but I immediately do another nose RC to keep lucidity.
      I repeat the same steps but have no success.
      Eventually I wake up and the RC shows I am truly awake this time.

      Updated 01-10-2024 at 03:41 PM by 99808

      Tags: close people
    2. Night of Wednesday 12/20/23

      by , 12-29-2023 at 04:21 PM (Dreamlog)
      Push and Pull:

      I'm pondering whether to ask SB to marry me, and I decide to just go for it.
      I'm at an outdoor party. I've just asked SB to marry me.
      She said yes and is very excited.
      Even afterward I'm still wondering if I made the right decision.
      Later I'm with my Grandma P.
      I'm showing her a song that I think should be the first dance song.
      There's a music video, with some men on a subway pushing art on a cart.

      Updated 01-04-2024 at 04:34 PM by 99808

    3. Night of Tuesday 12/19/23

      by , 12-29-2023 at 04:15 PM (Dreamlog)

      I'm doing PT in a large open gym area and I find a green band I used in a prior recovery.
      I'm using a three-pound weight for some shoulder exercises and I feel embarrassed that this is all I can do now.

      Updated 01-04-2024 at 04:34 PM by 99808

    4. Night of Wednesday 12/13/23

      by , 12-14-2023 at 08:55 PM (Dreamlog)
      Muddied Water:

      I'm meeting with friends (the Tots) somewhere.
      I arrive first, at a Wal-Mart like store. I'm searching for a bathroom.
      I see AG hugging somebody who isn't her boyfriend, while MD (the boyfriend) is returning from a nearby isle.
      The store then changes into something more like a Toys-R-Us.
      I'm in a dark and cramped escape-room type area. There are some dark purple plants covering the walls.
      There are some pots holding the plants, and the pots are filled with dirty looking water.
      I'm holding a glass of water, and it has the 'dirty' property from the escape room scene.
      I'm standing in a hallway at HM's house that isn't normally there.
      I accidently spill the water, and my Dad starts to criticize me before I have a chance to explain it wasn't my fault. Stressful moment.
      My Dad is in a full suit, and is explaining something work-related to HM.

      Updated 12-14-2023 at 09:00 PM by 99808

    5. Night of Tuesday 12/12/23

      by , 12-13-2023 at 10:24 PM (Dreamlog)
      Wild Burgers:

      I'm in the woods with my brother. It vaguely reminds me of how I pictured a scene from the book 'Hatchet' from middle school English class.
      It's raining, and we have a small cave for shelter.
      But there are some wild animals coming. High feeling of urgency and stress.
      We run.
      I see a homeless man coming out of the wilderness in third person.
      He walks onto the street and enters a bar.
      The man is concerned about how he might smell, but nobody brings up the issue.
      I'm with Danny and Arin from the Game Grumps.
      We seem to be in a sort of Power Hour scenario (Youtube show the duo does).
      There are three burgers in front of us in a chemical hood.
      The task is to assemble one full size burger by disassembling the other three.
      I sarcastically split each burger into thirds, and then combine one third of each piece into one as a joke.
      I'm concerned whether the joke will land.

      Unclear Suns:

      I'm in a classroom that resembles a conference room at work.
      A Carl Sagan-like person is teaching a lecture about the sun.
      It may have been about the sun exploding.
      There is some algebra on a chalkboard as he explains.
      An Asian guy calls out to him, not believing something he is saying.
      I can follow the algebra on the board, except for one part that is unreadable to me at the bottom.
      It looked as if letters were combined.
    6. Night of Friday 12/8/23 (DILD)

      by , 12-11-2023 at 11:37 PM (Dreamlog)
      Hands Observation and High Jumps:

      I'm in some foreign place. There is sand, mountains, and two sets of railroad tracks side by side. I'm standing in middle of the two railroad track sets.
      There is a train coming toward me.
      There are also cars coming, but they aren't on the tracks.
      At first I'm trying to use a hearthstone (From the MMORPG World of Warcraft) to teleport away, but it isn't going to be fast enough.
      I get out of the way, and then notice there are two people approaching me.
      One of them is an older woman, and the other is a younger man.
      Neither of them speak English, and I realize I'm in a foreign country.
      Despite this, they begin to speak and I understand anyway.
      They ask me what language I speak, so I tell them American.
      Upon hearing this, the older woman grabs my arm and starts to pull on me.
      I get the impression she wants to capture me because I am American. Ill intent.
      My first thought is that I need to get out of the situation.
      I pull out my phone and look around at places I could use my hearthstone to teleport to.
      I start to think about my childhood home, and I see a pin on a Maps app.
      It occurs to me that my phone shouldn't be giving me the ability to teleport, even if I had a hearthstone.

      I realize I'm dreaming, confirming with a nose RC.
      At this point I look up from my phone and notice I'm now in a small shed.
      No longer concerned about the danger the old woman posed, I recall that I wanted to test looking at my hands.
      I hold them in front of me, and I notice there are seven or so fingers.
      I look away and back to the hands a few times, noting how the number of fingers changed.
      It did vary, but it was always more than five fingers.

      I open the door leading out of the shed, and I'm hit with a vibrant green scene.
      It's a backyard from my childhood neighborhood, somewhat resembling BM's yard.
      I make a mental note to not try anything to crazy, not wanting the dream to end too fast.
      I step out, and I notice there is another house down the way. I decide that I'm going to fly over there, and land.
      I jump up into the air, and fly over the street. I start looking down for a place to land, and struggle to make myself go down where I want, but I do land there.
      Instead of continuing to fly, I decide to sit down and observe the dream from this rooftop.
      I see a big, man-made lake on the horizon. There are three husky-dogs playing on the frozen surface, and a fourth one that has fallen into a hole in the ice.
      The huskies, strangely, are laughing somehow. Maybe it was sounds similar to laughing that a dog could make. Tough to describe.
      It's a light-hearted scenario, the dog isn't in danger. I start to laugh too.
      I'm sitting at an outdoor patio table with a family. My Mom is there.
      I've lost some lucidity by this point.
      I get up and leave the table, remembering that there was more stuff I wanted to do with the lucid dream.

      I'm back to lucidity again.
      There's a cake on a side table nearby, and I think to grab a plate and get a slice...but then I remember this is a dream and that doesn't matter.
      So, I grab into the cake with my index finger, middle finger, and thumb, grab a chunk, and take a bite.
      It tastes maybe 90% like a buttercream sheet-cake. Pretty close!
      I notice a kid watching me nearby, but I'm not concerned if he sees me doing lucid dream stuff.
      I see a house nearby and decide I want to not fly, but do some flip jumps like Goku from Dragonball Z.
      So I jump once, make it to the first house, and then the next, and the next, until I am pretty high up.
      I land on a chimney.

      I'm sitting at a table again outside, and there is a family behind me playing.
      The dad looks like my landlord, C.
      He has a son, who has a girlfriend there.
      The boyfriend jumps forward and vaults off the girlfriend. It is played off as a joke.
      I tell the boyfriend, nice jump!

      Updated 12-13-2023 at 10:25 PM by 99808

    7. 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.
    8. 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.
    9. 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 12-14-2023 at 08:57 PM by 99808

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    10. 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.
    11. 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, Mrs. F.

      Updated 12-14-2023 at 09:05 PM by 99808

    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. 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

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