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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 6/27/23

      by , 06-28-2023 at 05:17 PM (Dreamlog)
      I was too tired yesterday to practice the incubation techniques. So I didn't get a forest. Maybe tomorrow.

      Pete is Gone
      My girlfriend has come home with a puppy. It's an aussie, the breed we've been considering for a while.
      We are in the living room by the couch playing with it.
      There is a particular puppy I've been watching online, Pete.
      Pete is black and white, with heterochromia. One eye is husky-blue and the other is dark green.
      I'd decided that this was the puppy I wanted (but couldn't get for logistical reasons).
      The puppy here is not Pete. This puppy has white and grey colors and black eyes.
      I'm happy to have a puppy finally, but I'm a bit sad that it isn't Pete.

      Updated 06-28-2023 at 07:17 PM by 99808

      Tags: girlfriend, puppy
    2. Dream Incubation: Deep Forest

      by , 06-27-2023 at 02:42 PM (Dreamlog)
      Going to try something new this week. I will try to incubate the forest scene I was targeting for my lucids during the competition. This should help me be lucid - my number one dream sign is grass apparently.

      But being lucid isn't the goal here. I want to experiment and see if I can influence dream content from waking life practice alone, and if so, to what degree. I'm going to try and apply techniques from a 2012 post from Evolventity, Frobthebuilder, Oreoboy1996, and NightSpy2 (https://www.dreamviews.com/general-d...-tutorial.html).

      In a nutshell, the task is to set the intention, visualize the scene using meditation, and use mantras/art/writing to support the incubation. I plan to achieve that by performing a visualization exercise (meditation) about 15m per day in the sauna post-workout. That way it fits into my existing routine. I will also be writing down incubation entries as if they are actually dream recall.

      Goal: Dream about a deep forest setting.

      Updated 09-05-2023 at 08:07 PM by 99808

      side notes
    3. Night of Monday 6/27/23

      by , 06-27-2023 at 01:51 PM (Dreamlog)
      Working the Earth
      I'm on a grassy hillside area, tilling some dirt. It's a sunny Summer day.
      The tilling tool is small. Like a kid's sand rake. I am on my knees near the ground.
      I work at a monastery of some kind.
      I'm with a girl that I like, but it is a forbidden romance-type situation. Will-they-won't-they scenario.
      We are working together on the soil.
      The temple is down the way, to the left of our viewpoint.
      We're talking about our friend (waking life BP).
      There is some project involving computers that we are part of with him.
      DJ is also involved.

      I'm up extra early for work today.
      I reflect how nice it is to experience some cool morning air in the normally oppressively Summer heat.

      Updated 06-27-2023 at 02:24 PM by 99808

      non-lucid , dream fragment
    4. Night of Wednesday 6/21/23

      by , 06-22-2023 at 07:01 PM (Dreamlog)
      Donkey Kong Country Returns 3
      I'm seeing a Nintendo Direct reveal for a new Donkey Kong Country game.
      They are showing off gameplay where, based on your score, Cranky Kong will be angry or less angry.
      Angry Cranky had red-colored skin and 'anger clouds' coming out of him. Typical styling.
      When he is angry, you get negative modifiers, and vice versa when he is less angry.
      Mechanics would be locked behind Cranky's current rating of you.
      There is a level selection screen and a "Visit Cranky" option on a menu.

      Updated 06-27-2023 at 02:25 PM by 99808

    5. Night of Tuesday 6/20/23

      by , 06-21-2023 at 05:27 PM (Dreamlog)
      Lost with Uncle
      The sky is stormy and red. Lightning flashes across the sky. Similar to Stranger Things.
      I'm with my Uncle J. He's driving. We're trying to escape something.
      We're at what seems to be a mixture of the road behind my backyard from my childhood home and the biking trail from last spring I frequented.
      We encountered an obstacle. There are a few posts around a railroad track, but I can clearly see where he needs to drive.
      Uncle J goes the wrong way and gets the car stuck. He handles it, and gets the car out.
      But then he goes the same wrong way again.
      I try to get him to correct the path, but he seems unwilling to deviate from this loop.
      I get frustrated with him.

      Updated 06-27-2023 at 02:25 PM by 99808

    6. Night of Monday 6/19/23

      by , 06-20-2023 at 06:55 PM (Dreamlog)
      No recall. Bad sleeping habits lately.
    7. Nights of Friday through Sunday (6/16/23-6/18/23)

      by , 06-19-2023 at 10:00 PM (Dreamlog)
      No recall. Life got busy and journaling went out the window.

      However, girlfriend is now away on work travel, so I will be able to practice WBTB and other techniques without disturbing her sleep for the next couple weeks

      Updated 09-05-2023 at 08:02 PM by 99808

    8. Night of Thursday 6/15/23

      by , 06-16-2023 at 04:11 PM (Dreamlog)
      I'm playing a Pokemon-like game. I'm in a cave-type area.
      I can see my team, and their levels are absurdly high, like in the 10,000s. It's styled like Gen 1 where the menu sprites are weird little guys.
      Of course, the odd levels don't tip me off to this being a dream.
      My normal-type Pokemon levels up, and the game tells me that while this Pokemon isn't the strongest, it is good to use as a slave.
      It's referring to HM Slave, where you teach one Pokemon all the field related moves like Strength, Surf, Flash, and Cut for world traversal.
      When its stats come up from gaining the level, I note that attack and defense are the highest. That's consistent for a normal type. Good job subconscious.
      My brother is watching me play, and we are arguing about something. Heated argument with him yet again.

      Updated 06-16-2023 at 04:13 PM by 99808

    9. Night of Wednesday 6/14/23 (Comp Night 14)

      by , 06-15-2023 at 07:18 PM (Dreamlog)
      I didn't get the WILD or dream control I was hoping for, but there is a lot of recall here...so that's a plus!

      Before WBTB

      Sci-Fi Feeding Time
      It's dark, night-time at a stable on a farm.
      There are horse-like creatures and other monsters in sci-fi fleshy body bags.
      Some of the horse-creatures are sitting on their backsides...and have huge upright dongs.
      Like straight up into the air, 3ft diameter and 5ft high...
      Someone is showing me how they care for the creatures.
      They have one mature creature chew up food and spit it out.
      Then they collect the mush and feed it to the younger ones.

      The whole situation is very strange and I kinda wish I would've forgotten this one.

      Fireshots and Frogskins
      I'm in a team at Hogwarts and we are in the middle of magic combat with another group.
      They are Slytherins or otherwise dark magic users.
      It isn't a friendly duel, they are trying to hurt us.
      I shoot some fire attacks at one of them and set their robes on fire.
      I remark that the spell was meant for aesthetic uses, but very useful here.
      I shoot off some stupefies and experlliarmises, and notice that I have multiples wands and they break as I'm shooting.
      They sort of snap like twigs.
      It feels similar to how durability works in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
      Later I'm in a downstairs living space or maybe a lab.
      Mr. Weasley is there. He has a big frog creature. About 1ft tall.
      I'm wanting the frog's shed-skin shell from him.
      There is also information I'm needing. There was another person I was planning to bribe with the skin-shell.
      But I realize that Mr. Weasley has the same info.
      The room looks like my childhood kitchen now, with Mr. Weasley standing near the sink.
      I ask him for the info, and indicate my understanding that I don't need to bribe him.
      He pauses, gives me a look, sarcastically pauses...maybe a bribe IS needed...
      But then gives me the info.

      Cave Battle
      JM from work and I are planning a dangerous trip to get treasure.
      Later we arrive at the site.
      I'm in an underground cave with a large rock blocking the entrance above.
      Similar to a bombable wall from Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
      There is a horde of orcs/goblin creatures above the wall chasing me. JM is above as well.
      I'm searching the cave for the treasure. The monsters are getting closer to opening the rock.
      I start to look for a weapon instead. I find a bow, but the arrows with it are dull.
      They break through. I try to hide.
      3 goblins make their way to the back cave chamber where I am at.
      They chase me around the room and shoot arrows at me, I try to grab fallen arrows to fight back desperately.
      J!!! HELP!!! I scream.
      He shows up and helps me fight.

      After WBTB
      I head back to bed and focus on the forest I want to WILD into. I wait a long time, and multiple alarms go off interrupting my attempt. I eventually slip off to sleep without a WILD.

      False Awakenings
      I'm in my bedroom, thinking that I've wasted my time for the last day of comp.
      Crap. I do a half-hearted nose reality-check just to be sure...

      And I'm dreaming! But it fades quickly into another false awakening.
      This happens a few times, but I never get real control of the dreams.
      Only counting it as one dream because it all was sort of a blur.

      Hey, You, You're Finally Awake
      I have metal chains binding my arms together and I'm riding a cart through some valley.
      I'm a prisoner, similar to the opening of Elder Scrolls: Skyrim.
      My right eye is bound shut somehow and I can't find a way to move my body to free it.
      I think about how maybe I'm sleeping with my eye covered...

      I must be dreaming!
      Despite being lucid, I can't do anything to free my eye.

      When I woke up, I confirm that my right eye was, in fact, lodged into my pillow. Go figure.

      Carpet Shower
      I'm at my Grandma P's old house (the one with the big upstairs area and Jack/Jill bathroom).
      My dad owns it now. He's talking to his friend about how great blowjobs are. I mean, I can't argue with the man.
      There is a stuffed animal on a chair alone in one of the rooms. I don't see the significance of it, if any.
      I'm searching for a shower and I find one in the middle of one of the big bedrooms over the carpeting.
      It doesn't strike me as strange that a faucet is right in the middle of the bedroom wall.
      I start to shower up, but my Dad interrupts me and I have to leave the room.

      Unexpected Assist
      I'm in an apartment similar to H and A's from a few years back.
      We're down some stairs. H is giving me a strange look and I feel like she is into me.
      Her and my girlfriend S are aware of my WBTB and WILD attempts, and are trying to help.
      They set up a bed for me with a stuffed animal to help me sleep.

      Panther Dinner Time
      I'm in a fancy restaurant sitting outside. It reminds me of where we sat and got ice cream in Disneyland/California Adventure.
      There is a large panther approaching the seating area.
      It's aggressive and the crowd freaks out.
      Then a man appears from out of the crowd and seems to know the panther.
      He commands it, and manages to get it to jump onto a nearby brick wall and hang there.
      The situation is resolved.

      Medium workout
      Light dinner
      Bed on time
      6hr/30m WBTB
      Yuschak Primary Trigger (8Mg Galantamine, 250Mg Choline Bitartrate)

      So I still didn't get the result I was hoping for. There were some alarms my girlfriend had go off during the attempt, but I'm not sure I can 100% blame those for the failure. I think that given the challenge of falling asleep once again, 30m might be too long of a wake period. Intent was 20m, but by the time I had taken the supplements, recorded my dreams, used the bathroom, and reviewed my goals 30m had passed. I'm undecided if I want to test 6hr/30m WBTB one more time, or move on and try 6hr/20m in earnest.

      Updated 06-15-2023 at 07:30 PM by 99808

      non-lucid , nightmare , false awakening , memorable , dream fragment , lucid
    10. Night of Tuesday 6/13/23 (Comp Night 13)

      by , 06-14-2023 at 07:05 PM (Dreamlog)
      This was a fun one to have while flying home...

      Day-time Nap

      Painless Crash
      My flight back home is ending soon. Something is wrong.
      I’m watching us land out the window and I’m seeing a lot of greenery.
      The plane is making a bunch of mechanical and beeping sounds. Feeling some Light turbulence too.
      We are approaching the ground very fast.
      I see a large grey structure, a part of the building, approaching rapidly.
      Somehow, it doesn't hit us.
      But we keep going and eventually break into the building through some other way.
      There is a lack of collision, but I can see the insides of the building structure breaking around us. I wake up.

      Night-time Sleep

      No recall...exhausted from traveling all day.

      Updated 06-14-2023 at 10:54 PM by 99808

      Tags: airplane, crash, death
      non-lucid , memorable
    11. Night of Monday 6/12/23 (Comp Night 12)

      by , 06-14-2023 at 07:02 PM (Dreamlog)
      Constructive Jealousy
      I'm at my Grandpa Rís house back in Wayne. My brother A and I are playing Zelda ToTK.
      My brother has the white Switch OLED and is playing in handheld mode.
      His game is running at 120fps and Iím jealous.
      He is controlling one of the guardian constructs using motion controls in a deep valley area. The camera is following the construct he controls.
      We get into some argument. Itís heated and emotional. I donít think it is about the game.
      Tags: brother, valley, zelda
    12. Night of Sunday 6/11/23 (Comp Night 11)

      by , 06-14-2023 at 06:59 PM (Dreamlog)
      Day-time (Nap)

      Lucid in the Manor
      I'm outside a manor looking place. Itís rainy. I go around the side and find the front door. I open it and it has a Mario Sunshine style doorway to jump into a level. I jump in.
      I'm in my living room, but it is wider and has a tall ceiling.
      Much bigger than normal. I put my hand out in front of me and starting counting fingers out of habit. Six fingers per hand.

      Thatís not rightÖIím dreaming!
      I do a nose RC several times to verify.
      I keep my hands out in front of me to look at as a sort of lucid anchor.
      I walk down the hall, but my dream starts to fade before I can save it.

      Night-time Sleep

      The Secret 10th Dungeon
      I'm playing Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. I'm walking on the surface and I get the "new location" HUD text for a new dungeon.
      It tells me that it is the Secret 10th Dungeon.
      I can see that there is air rising out of nowhere so I jump and activate the paraglider.
      It takes me all the way into the Sky with floating structures all around.
      I land on a larger structure and the HUD confirms again that this is the secret dungeon.
      I'm very excited about this and start to explore.

      The Dragon Roost Cup
      I see Toon Link (Windwaker Legend of Zelda Style) fly by on some vehicle.
      I understand that this is for a Zelda-themed Mario Kart game.
      Characters are all riding Sky vehicles.
      On the HUD, there is a Dragon Roost Cup title, and others, similar to how Mushroom/Flower/Star cups work in Mario Kart.

      Not going to say this counts for Dragon Theme, since it was just a title and reference. Not an actual dragon.
      I wouldn't be mad if I'm wrong on this though...

      Airship Dining
      I'm out for dinner with family. We're walking down the street together looking for a restaurant.
      It's a rainy night and my Dad is there with my brother and I.
      We are talking about diet, but still decide on pizza.
      We come across one, where there is an airship tied down. The restaurant logo is 1800s-ish looking gentleman with tophat.
      The quirk of the restaurant is that the airship lands at scheduled times and becomes available for seating, alongside standard ground-seating.
      There is a rope mechanic where patrons help secure the airship.

      Updated 09-05-2023 at 08:03 PM by 99808

      lucid , non-lucid , memorable , dream fragment
    13. Night of Saturday 6/10/23 (Comp Night 10)

      by , 06-14-2023 at 06:43 PM (Dreamlog)
      Another exciting evening in WL, but no dream recall.

      Updated 09-05-2023 at 08:03 PM by 99808

    14. Night of Friday 6/9/23 (Comp Night 9)

      by , 06-14-2023 at 06:42 PM (Dreamlog)
      No recall...drunken haze from the party

      Updated 09-05-2023 at 08:03 PM by 99808

    15. Night of Thursday 6/8/23 (Comp Night 8)

      by , 06-14-2023 at 06:41 PM (Dreamlog)
      Learning Indian
      I'm with an Indian family at a restaurant.
      It looks like Snakes and Lattes and we are in the corner we sat in for I's bachelor party some months back.
      But the table is oriented slightly differently.
      The dad is teaching my girlfriend and I how to speak Indian. He shows me a few words that sound like throat noises.
      He tells us that the meaning depends a lot on the pitch and speed of the sound.
      I tell him there is a word in my language like that, referring to fuck. The family knows what I mean, and busts out laughing.

      Grandma at the County Fair
      I'm at a country fair. My grandma is excited to be involved and she is running and jumping and dancing more than someone her age should be.
      Sometime later we are watching a video of her at the event at her home later in a closet or tight hallway.

      There is some kind of infiltration operation happening. Me and another person are approaching an abandoned looking home. Feels very dangerous.

      Sexy Rides
      Itís sunny out and Iím with my family. Iím married and I have kids. Im standing in front of a large black truck.
      It has been painted in non glossy coating and looks dope.
      Himawari from Boruto Next Generations is my daughter. Sheís asking if me and mom are going to stay together.
      SG from WL shows up and I know she isnt my wife. Sheís wearing a sexy black dress. She likes the car.
      I reflect on marriage and commitments.

      Updated 06-15-2023 at 12:57 AM by 99808

      non-lucid , dream fragment
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