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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 4/13/24

      by , 04-15-2024 at 01:52 AM (Dreamlog)
      Hazy Maze Cave:
      I'm in a large space reminiscent of hazy maze cave from Super Mario 64.
      I'm with Azula, Mai and Ty Lee from Avatar the Last Airbender.
      I've won a battle and hooking up with Azula is the prize. Fairly vivid.

      Elsewhere in the cave there is another large open section with more openings on the left and the right. The further one has a portal or time-related effect. Stuck in time.
      I find some old stuff of mine there.

      I’m leaving my car and walking through the parking lot to get to work. There is an escort standing by the turnstile with some pen and paper. She wants to give me her name and number.
      I already have a sheet of paper and make a weak excuse. She fills her's out instead.
      My hands are full with stuff and I finally struggle through the turnstile. My coworker B’s wife, J, asks me if I have my ant colony and my ant friend with me.
      I quickly say yes, but then realize I don’t. Annoyed, I make my way back through the turnstile and head to my car.

      Updated 04-15-2024 at 01:55 AM by 99808

    2. Night of 4/11/24 (Comp Night 14, Final)

      by , 04-12-2024 at 09:10 PM (Dreamlog)
      Before WBTB

      The Deal:
      I'm in a haunted house, a sort of Scooby-Doo scenario with a group of people my age.
      We’re in a room with fake doors, foam blocks cut up and filled into chasms. I start trying to feel out the walls, looking for fakes.
      I'm out in front leading the group because this type of thing doesn't really bother me.
      We get to the end of a hallway and there is a pantry. We all fill into the small room and I end up behind a woman.
      I understand that this woman can see smell. I engage with some NSFW stuff with this woman.
      Later, somebody says “things aren't so different after all”.

      We’re in the front yard of the mansion and we are trying out keys to several gates.
      I try one and clearly the key is wrong, but the door can be forced open. The group decides we shouldn't win this way.
      My coworker L is here and he has made a deal with a friend. The friend eventually shows up from inside the mansion but L is asleep on a bench now.
      The group moves away, not wanting to deal with the rough looking guy, but I stay.
      The guy starts going through L's jean pocket back looking for money. I keep watch.
      L wakes and catches him. L gets mad and starts threatening to kick his ass, but it seems like the deal was OK.

      After WBTB:

      I’m in a destroyed house, similar to the inn at Westfall from WoW but smaller.
      I’m chasing an animated character from a show I'm watching.
      Eventually I catch her and we start some NSFW stuff.
      I wake up pretty turned on.

      Something about being in a gas station store.

      Updated 04-15-2024 at 01:53 AM by 99808

    3. Night of Wednesday 4/10/24 (Comp Night 13)

      by , 04-12-2024 at 09:03 PM (Dreamlog)
      The Body Snatcher:
      I’m at work and there is a horror movie scenario going in.
      There is a body snatcher or imitator alien infecting my coworkers. Similar to gameplay I’ve been watching recently.
      J from my old work group is upstairs in my current building.
      He is acting off. I suspect him of being the body snatcher or affected by it.

      I'm outside and there is an army invasion.
      I have a vague understanding that the attackers are from the government, in other words, betraying the people.
      It’s dark and scary. The army men look fit and uniformed in dark. Helmets cover their faces.

      Updated 04-14-2024 at 01:22 AM by 99808

    4. Night of Tuesday 4/9/24 (Comp Night 12)

      by , 04-12-2024 at 08:59 PM (Dreamlog)
      My dad is being investigated by a stereotypical gumshoes style detective.

      Champion of Farore:
      I’m in a volcano area. Similar to Death Mountain Crater from Ocarina of Time.
      There is a game mechanic where you must choose one of the three goddesses to support. I’ve chosen Farore.
      She has a large wizardly looking hat. This outfit that has the best stats, but there is another more simple one with tan cloth.
      There is a menu screen similar to Final Fantasy. I’m using an item called token and it teaches a move with very high special attack called Prometheus. But it won't be active until tomorrow. I understand this to mean tomorrow, real world time (not game time).
      To progress, you have to equip and unequip specific gear to show support to your goddess and then talk to npcs by doors leading deeper into the mountain.
      My point of view is similar to Pokemon now, where there are trainers that must be defeated with the gear equipped.
      Din’s trainer is a bulky looking bald guy, and he is the last one I need to defeat.
      The doors have opened pre-emptively but I go to defeat the last trainer anyway for the experience points.

      I’m in a park area, and there is a bulletin board in front of me. There is a war happening. Chaotic scene.

      Updated 04-14-2024 at 01:23 AM by 99808

    5. Night of Monday 4/8/24 (Comp Night 11)

      by , 04-10-2024 at 04:33 AM (Dreamlog)
      Swamp Assignment:
      I'm at work forwarding an email to my boss.
      Itís from another team. They are complaining that they have to buy a motorboat for the swamp assignment. They've already had to buy other swamp equipment like a bucket and want more budget.
      I'm concerned that my boss may have already been on the chain, and I might annoy him with making him see it twice. Also concerned about his jet lag.
      I'm in a grassy place in the wild all alone. There are tall reeds where I suspect there is water.
      There is a bookshelf with Harry Potter books. I look through them and notice that the book style doesn't have the colored metallic letters that I like.
      I see some girls nearby and wonder if they are Harry Potter fans.
      There are some shower-like areas nearby. They are built into a free-standing rock structure.
      I reason that we are meant to choose a book and go to the shower to read it.

      Chase sequence in a parking structure.

      False awakening where I cant open my eyes all the way. I notice some seductive princess themed merchandise on my side table. The wrappers are pink.
    6. Night of Sunday 4/7/24 (Comp Night 10)

      by , 04-10-2024 at 04:27 AM (Dreamlog)
      I have a vague recollection of a chase sequence. It may have been on an expressway.
      Similar to the battle scene in the second Matrix movie.
      dream fragment
    7. Night of Saturday 4/6/24 (Comp Night 9)

      by , 04-08-2024 at 02:12 AM (Dreamlog)
      I'm on a hockey team and I know I am the worst player.
      My hockey stick wont stay together. There is some mechanism to put it together that I can't get my mind around.
      There is a warmup the team is doing that required eggs.
      My entire carton was busted, eggs cracked and leaking inside.
      Then the was an issue with my skates. The coach had to ask another player to help me.
      I feel useless and like a burden.
      We eventually make it to the pre-game huddle.
      The coach calls me out for my bad mobility on the ice.
      According to him, I struggle to turn around and keep my balance while doing so. I know it is true.
      I contemplate leaving the team so that I don't drag the team down anymore.
      Maybe I will practice on my own to reach base level, return, and get my honor back.
      I wake up feeling defeated.

      Updated 04-08-2024 at 03:10 AM by 99808

      non-lucid , nightmare
    8. Night of Thursday 4/4/24 (Comp Night 7)

      by , 04-05-2024 at 05:14 PM (Dreamlog)
      A tall and friendly looking man wakes me up by putting his hand over my face.
      I'm in my childhood home, the room on the left end of the hallway. My girlfriend is with me in the bed.
      The room is empty apart from our mattress on the floor.
      I tell the man that normally I would have freaked the fuck out, had he not done the same thing yesterday morning.
      He also wakes my girlfriend this way. She gets up and starts to get ready right away.
      I reflect that maybe I should wake her that way due to how effective it was.
      I go downstairs and I'm now in what I know to be a middle school orientation day.
      I walk past K and also B from marching band, who tells me a story about his dog and vet, while we ascend an escalator.
      I get to a dorm-like room that apparently used to be where I stayed, but I am moving out for the next batch of kids.
      The room is 90% bunk beds, with a narrow path between them.
      I have a bottle of diet coke on my bed, and the new person has moved it to the top bunk.
      He has put his coke zero bottle in its place.
      There is a CRT monitor mounted to the wall, with voice activated ChatGPT.
      My girlfriend’s mom is there and I want to show her how it works.
      I ask ChatGPT what color its favorite dragon is.
      It seems to address the question at first but then rambles off.
      I justify that this GPT must be modified to be "hip with the kids" or something. The text is hot pink on the readout.
      My girlfriend’s mom introduces me to a new packaging format for a fruit/protein drink.
      It is 26oz and basically just two smaller ones merged together.
      I tell here I should look into this.

      I wake up at my current home and realize I can't hold off from going to the bathroom.
      I reflect that I should lay off the Metamucil. The bathroom is weirdly open to the outside on the right side.
      It is also my childhood home's bathroom, not my current one.
      There is more detail to this uh event, but I will not type it out here.

      Updated 04-05-2024 at 05:55 PM by 99808

    9. Night of Wednesday 4/3/24 (Comp Night 6)

      by , 04-04-2024 at 05:14 PM (Dreamlog)
      Before WBTB

      I set my alarm for 6 hours from now, make a plan to stay up for about 30 minutes when it goes off, and then go to bed.


      No recall. I spend some time incubating a dream where I am in the lamp-post area from Chronicles of Narnia where Lucy meets Mr. Tumnus. The goal being to transition directly from waking into this dream. I've grabbed onto lamp-posts and other objects before to "pull myself into" dreams, so it seems like a good strategy. I write up a dream where I summon Daniel Love, ask him for advice on teleporting, and then go through a portal to arrive at Silverlight. This takes me about 30 minutes and then I return to bed. I have some difficulty going back to sleep, but eventually I get there. No WILD sensations though.

      After WBTB

      Chasing Daniel:
      I’m in my bedroom, and I remember that I was just going to sleep from a WBTB and perform a nose RC [1]. Aha! This is a dream.
      I get up and start looking around. I can feel the dream is unstable so I start to rub the floor with my hands, and (as is tradition) lick the wall. It still tastes like wall.
      I recall that my first task is to summon, so I go to the bathroom door in front of me and imagine Daniel Love behind it.
      I pull the door open and check the whole room, including the area behind the opened door. He isn’t there. Crap. Maybe I was too rushed?
      I go to the kitchen and my Mom and Dad are there, talking about something. I pay them little attention.
      I do notice that the kitchen table is covered in pizza boxes, empty two-liters, and crumpled up paper. I reflect about how my brain is this good about characterizing my past.
      I make it to the fridge, thinking I want something to eat, and sure enough there is an apple in a bottom drawer in the fridge [2].

      Successful summon! First task complete!

      As I try to grab it, I feel the dream destabilizing.
      I try to focus and go back into the dream.
      I hear my Mom’s voice from outside my room.
      Wait. My Mom isn’t alive. It can’t be her.
      I perform a nose RC. This is a false awakening [3]. I get out of bed again and try to stabilize more vigorously this time, but the dream fades.

      I’m outside a small shop, and I remember that I had just been stabilizing. Nose RC:
      Lucid again. I recall that I want to summon Daniel.
      I see that there are two people in the shop: a customer facing away and a person tending the register.
      The customer is the one facing away, so I imagine that when I see his face, it’ll be Daniel.
      I approach him and I notice the back of his head looks like what I expect Daniel's would look like. Short black hair.
      But when I extend my hand out to meet him, he says “not him” [4]. This is a dark skinned man with a mustache. Nope.
      He shakes my hand anyway though. I try to turn-around-and-turn-back to get him to transform into Daniel, but no luck. The dream starts to fade again.


      Day Time Practice
      Reality Checks (Good) = 1pt

      Induction and Recall

      WBTB (Success) = 2pts
      [1]: First DILD = 10pts
      [3]: Catch a False Awakening = 2pts

      Dream Control Tasks

      [1]: Reality Check/Stabilize = 1pt
      [2]: Basic Summoning + First Task = 5pts + 5pts = 10pts
      [4]: Interact with a Dream Character = 2pts

      Night 6 Total = 28pts

      Updated 04-05-2024 at 04:49 PM by 99808

      lucid , memorable
    10. Night of Tuesday 4/2/24 (Comp Night 5)

      by , 04-03-2024 at 04:53 PM (Dreamlog)
      Something about a bully.

      Updated 04-04-2024 at 05:15 PM by 99808

      dream fragment
    11. Night of Monday 4/1/24 (Comp Night 4)

      by , 04-02-2024 at 07:09 PM (Dreamlog)
      Before WBTB

      Mount Grump:
      I'm standing on a mountain, with the cliff to my left. The area resembles Pride Rock from The Lion King.
      On the rock wall to my right, there is a slot hole. It appears that a hand would fit in there.
      I'm trapped in a mountain cave.

      I'm watching the Game Grumps play a modernized Donkey Kong 64.
      They are controlling Squawks the bird from Donkey Kong Country 2.
      Arin is having the bird shoot red pellets at wasps as they ascend a square-ish grassy area.
      As he ascends, there are buttons he needs to shoot in a sequence.
      Dan makes the comment: "This is soooo much better than the 2D original version!"
      He also comments about being trapped in the mountain earlier.

      After WBTB

      My friend B from back home is crawling through a vent. We are in a sort of manufacturing facility.
      The vent has poisonous gas in it, so he is making a sacrifice for us.
      He is trying to get a game cartridge. It might have been a Nintendo DS one.
      Later I'm playing Pokemon with someone. The player has a "fat" Pikachu.
      It's a regional exclusive Pokemon. It looks wide, sorta like Hey Arnold.

      I'm stranded in a park-like area with my coworker H.
      I believe the scene started off in a rocky-cave, but later transitioned to the field.
      We aren't directly working together, but she has her own area off to my left.
      At one point she has taken off her top, presumably to try and wave it around and grab attention.
      I crane my neck so that I can see her, and I notice that her chest is different than I expected.
      Not mad about it though.

      I'm at a small bar with H from the Tots.
      I notice there is some spilled water or beer on a hightop nearby.
      There is also a karaoke setup off to my right.
      The owner of the bar comes out and tells us that we can have the bar if we want it.
      I start to imagine the possibilities, and the logistics of owning a bar.

      I'm at a Doctor's office with my Dad.
      He breaks the news that his brain inflammation has gotten bad.
      And also that he has cancer.
      I'm struck with grief. Frozen. Unsure what to say.
      I slide down the wall I'm leaning against and sit on the ground.

      Updated 04-02-2024 at 07:42 PM by 99808

    12. Night of Sunday 3/31/24 (Comp Night 3)

      by , 04-01-2024 at 05:48 PM (Dreamlog)
      I'm intimate with a woman with long curly black hair.
      I false awake into my bed and see the bedroom door slowly creek open.
      A little girl who looks straight out of a horror movie quietly slides into the room.
      She approaches the bed. Her mouth isn't moving but I hear crying.

      My girlfriend wakes me up. The crying I heard was my mouth making noise through sleep paralysis.

      North Korea:
      I’m driving with my brother on an expressway.
      I miss a turn and he starts to berate me.
      I get upset and leave the car.
      I'm in a sort of parking structure.
      I have some basketball gear and am now looking for somewhere to change into my shorts.
      I see a security woman and she approaches me.
      She tells me I shouldn't be here, but I communicate that I'm looking for the Basketball room.
      She begrudgingly lets me go, and directs me to an elevator off to the left. It’s a big furniture-moving elevator.
      I get in the elevator, and notice there are a bunch of Asian-looking teens.
      When the elevator gets to the bottom, off to the side, there is an exit for a “breast reduction center”.
      The main entrance up ahead though, is into a hotel with red carpeting. It seems like a lobby.
      The teens are speaking another language and are interested in me, getting all up in my face to the point where I am worried for my safety.
      I realize that I am in North Korea.
      We exit the elevator together, and I start trying to communicate.
      I bounce the basketball, hoping that we could play a game and maybe form a bond of sorts.
      The ball bounces far too high (but I accept this).
      The teens seem friendly. I go to grab my phone and try to find a translator, but all I can find is text to text translation.

      North Korea is Best Korea.

      Updated 04-01-2024 at 08:26 PM by 99808

      non-lucid , nightmare , dream fragment