LC 65 - The Great Library! Books found: 38

Had 1 ND here this morning. No tasks

[spoiler]week 1

sun: :writing_hand:
mon: :writing_hand::sleeping_bed:
tue: :sleeping_bed:
wed: :writing_hand::sleeping_bed:
thur: :writing_hand::sleeping_bed: [/spoiler]

whoops, posted at the same time as Cornelia (and also james, hooray for more consistent work!)

my intention was that reality check would be claimable once per dream. i know what counts as one dream or two can be subjective, and while some dreamers struggle with FAs that feel like very different dreams others experience them as one disjointed dream.

i hope i have clarified the rules, and it is up to Le Bateleur’s judgement whether they want to change their accounting or whether they do perceive FAs as separate dream experiences. i hope either way some of you will share how you perceive RC’s, because i frequently struggle with rc strings, especially where lucidity is involved. it can be quite intense!

i also am relieved Cornelia is lending her lc experience and numeric attentive life skills to double check things and make sure i havent missed anything, because some life bullshit is making me not good at that right now!

i am now so curious about this! hmm, maybe there’s some threads i can dig up… RC strings during lucid dreaming are so annoying and difficult…

Hi Cornelia, you’re probably right. Thanks for pointing that out. I was pretty sure I read somewhere that you can claim it multiple times, as long as it’s not one RC right after the other. But perhaps I just imagined it, as I can’t find it again! I am happy to un-claim one of them.

Tonight was a very good one. I found a book in a ND and had the longest LD I have had in a very long while… definitely more than a year… It actually ends a long chain of dreams crashing into darkness at the first sign of lucidity. I also had a good attempt at my personal goal, but recall little of that part and am not very satisfied with the result. The conversation was with a dull DC, and was not very fruitful or interesting. So I’d like to update my goal: Ask a smart DC about the nature of their reality! :colgate:

[spoiler]
Week 1
Sun: dj, morning rc, personal rc, sf dream, book, meditation, personal goal (7)
Mon: dj, morning rc, meditation, book, rc in a dream, short ld, personal goal (9)
Tue: dj, meditation, personal rc, personal goal (4)
Wed: dj, morning rc, dream RC, short lucid, personal rc, meditation, personal goal (9)
Thu: dj, morning rc, book, longest lucid in 1yr[/spoiler]

EDIT: Right, Obliverum, posted the same time as me! :tongue:

I do tend to perceive FAs as separate dream experiences, but for the purpose of this challenge I’d be more inclined to consider them as being part of the same dream.

FAs are a bizarre thing and I hope the morning RC will slowly seep into my subconscious! I once had a chain of 4 FAs one after the other, I was lucid and wanted to wake up, it felt very much like Inception. Since I started keeping a regular journal they’ve become a recurrent theme in my dreams, especially when lucidity is involved. For sure they’re the most common dream sign I can find.

Book found - I’d like to donate one copy of The Hobbit to the dream library! :smile:

Standard-ish length LD. Slightly Sci-fi themed due to time travelling? Probably not.
DJ Entry

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18-8-2019 - :alarm_clock: :star:
19-8-2019 - :writing_hand: :crown::crown::crown: :alarm_clock: :star:
20-8-2019 - :alarm_clock::red_car: :star:
21-8-2019 - :alarm_clock: :red_car: :star:
22-8-2019 - :writing_hand: :zzz::zzz::zzz: :closed_book:

Been feeling rage plenty in WL, hence the crazy moment and the thoughts about anti-depressants

Well done!! :clap: One of my favourites… Been re-reading it recently again :content:

I love this part. Rum >>> Prozac! But I’d still go for something more herbal and less excitant :wink:

More declining recall…

General Points:

  • :writing_hand: dj entry
  • :sleeping_bed: reality check
  • :star: waking life goal

Stats so Far:

[spoiler]Week 1: Science Fiction
August 18, Sun: :writing_hand: :sleeping_bed: :blue_book: :crown::crown::crown:
August 19, Mon: :writing_hand: :sleeping_bed: :medal_sports: :zzz::zzz: :blue_book: :medal_sports:
August 20, Tue: :writing_hand: :sleeping_bed: :zzz::zzz: :thinking::thinking:
August 21, Wed: :writing_hand: :sleeping_bed: :red_car:
August 22, Thu: :writing_hand: :sleeping_bed: :star:
[/spoiler]

Had 2 NDs here this morning. No tasks.

[spoiler]week 1

sun: :writing_hand:
mon: :writing_hand::sleeping_bed:
tue: :sleeping_bed:
wed: :writing_hand::sleeping_bed:
thur: :writing_hand::sleeping_bed:
fri: :writing_hand::sleeping_bed: [/spoiler]

1 ND here, no tasks.

[spoiler]
Week 1
Sun: dj, personal rc, meditation
Mon: dj, personal rc, meditation
Tue: dj, personal rc, meditation
Wed: dj, personal rc, meditation
Thu: dj, personal rc, personal goal, meditation[/spoiler]

I have a book to offer to the library. It’s…erotic fiction called Incarnations. Big white book with golden details.
I’m sorry

DJ link

[spoiler]Week 1
Sun: :writing_hand::alarm_clock::sleeping_bed:
Mon: :writing_hand::alarm_clock::sleeping_bed: :star::blue_book::crown::crown::crown:
Tue: :writing_hand::alarm_clock::sleeping_bed::blue_book:
Wed: :writing_hand::alarm_clock::sleeping_bed:
Thu:
Fri: :writing_hand::closed_book:
[/spoiler]

Le Bateleur bows down, presenting a music book to the librarian.

Second day without meditation, feeling very sloppy.

[spoiler]Sun: dj, morning rc, personal rc, sf dream, book, meditation, personal goal (7)
Mon: dj, morning rc, meditation, book, rc in a dream, short ld, personal goal (9)
Tue: dj, meditation, personal rc, personal goal (4)
Wed: dj, morning rc, dream RC, short lucid, personal rc, meditation, personal goal (9)
Thu: dj, morning rc, book, longest lucid in 1yr, personal rc (9)
Fri: dj, morning rc, book, personal rc (4)[/spoiler]

And… I’ve practically hit rock bottom… I hope the weekend is an improvement.

General Points:

  • :writing_hand: dj entry
  • :sleeping_bed: reality check
  • :star: waking life goal

Stats so Far:

[spoiler]Week 1: Science Fiction
August 18, Sun: :writing_hand: :sleeping_bed: :blue_book: :crown::crown::crown:
August 19, Mon: :writing_hand: :sleeping_bed: :medal_sports: :zzz::zzz: :blue_book: :medal_sports:
August 20, Tue: :writing_hand: :sleeping_bed: :zzz::zzz: :thinking::thinking:
August 21, Wed: :writing_hand: :sleeping_bed: :red_car:
August 22, Thu: :writing_hand: :sleeping_bed: :star:
August 23, Fri: :writing_hand: :sleeping_bed: :star:
[/spoiler]

1 ND here, no tasks. The second dream I’ve had this week where I’m in school, and not one book. At least it’s a bit meatier, recall-wise.

[spoiler]
Week 1
un: dj, personal rc, meditation
Mon: dj, personal rc, meditation
Tue: dj, personal rc, meditation
Wed: dj, personal rc, meditation
Thu: dj, personal rc, personal goal, meditation
Fri: dj, personal rc, personal goal, meditation[/spoiler]

the librarian bustles in and starts short when she glances toward the book return slot.

“what have we here… four books?” her eyes fill with greed as she goes to snatch them up.

“oh! The Hobbit! what a wonderful book to have in our collection!” she goes to add it to the shelf and hesitates next to the scifi section. “hmm, i wonder if it is time to get started on our fantasy selection? perhaps a project for tomorrow…”

she settles the book onto the empty shelf next to the scifi dream collection, and takes a look at the next book in her pile.

“music! how lovely, how grand, second only to silence.”

she places the music book next to some of the other recent miscellaneous finds.

“next: ‘The Old and New + 1°09’’, i wonder what that means?” she flips through the book and decides to categorize it as metaphysical.

“and… what have we here?” she turns her attention to the big white book left in her hands. she reads the gold lettering aloud: “‘Incarnations’. interesting, perhaps another for metaphysical?”

she opens the book, eager to properly categorize it.

the great librarian blushes and closes the book.

the great librarian pauses a moment and then re-opens the book.

the great librarian will be mysteriously occupied for a short while, but will return inspired and invigorated with a new set of challenges and plans to add books to her collection.

Books in the Great Library:
:open_book::notebook_with_decorative_cover::closed_book::blue_book::blue_book::blue_book::blue_book::blue_book:
:blue_book::blue_book::notebook_with_decorative_cover::closed_book::closed_book::closed_book::open_book:

Had 1 LD here this morning which at around 5 minutes long makes it a medium one for me. Although I tried to do my personal goal, it didn’t progress to the point where it felt complete for me. It did notably feature a very smooth/seamless controlled WILD which is extremely rare for me :smile:

[spoiler]week 1

sun: :writing_hand:
mon: :writing_hand::sleeping_bed:
tue: :sleeping_bed:
wed: :writing_hand::sleeping_bed:
thur: :writing_hand::sleeping_bed:
fri: :writing_hand::sleeping_bed:
sat: :writing_hand::sleeping_bed::thinking::zzz:[/spoiler]

Week 1,
Thursday: rc on waking, no internet, dream journal entry
Friday: rc on waking, no internet, dream journal entry
Saturday: rc on waking, meditation, dream journal entry (broke internet diet to post this)

(I also have some very rough sketches of dream art, but won’t claim these yet).

Beautiful LD for me tonight. Attempted my personal goal, and although I didn’t succeed, I had a very pleasant meeting with my younger self. And in a ND somewhere earlier there was a robot! Albeit not complete, it was very realistic indeed. Kind of Ex Machina style.

[spoiler]Week 1
Sun: dj, morning rc, personal rc, sf dream, book, meditation, personal goal (7)
Mon: dj, morning rc, meditation, book, rc in a dream, short ld, personal goal (9)
Tue: dj, meditation, personal rc, personal goal (4)
Wed: dj, morning rc, dream RC, short lucid, personal rc, meditation, personal goal (9)
Thu: dj, morning rc, book, longest lucid in 1yr, personal rc (9)
Fri: dj, morning rc, book, personal rc (4)
Sat: dj, morning rc, robot, medium LD[/spoiler]

Found a whole shelf of books!

Another standard LD, which I didn’t manage to do anything note-worthy in. But the tree root house was cool.
DJ Entry

SPOILER - Click to view

18-8-2019 - :alarm_clock: :star:
19-8-2019 - :writing_hand: :crown::crown::crown: :alarm_clock: :star:
20-8-2019 - :alarm_clock::red_car: :star:
21-8-2019 - :alarm_clock: :red_car: :star:
22-8-2019 - :writing_hand: :zzz::zzz:�� :closed_book: :alarm_clock::star:
23-8-2019 - :writing_hand: :alarm_clock: :red_car:
24-8-2019 - :writing_hand: :zzz::zzz::zzz: :closed_book:

I’m mad at myself. First week is almost over and I had no good sci-fi dreams really, no adventures in space or other planets. :grrr:

I wrote dreams down and RCed on wake up, nothing else to report today.

And… what do you know? :tongue:

General Points:

  • :writing_hand: dj entry
  • :sleeping_bed: reality check
  • :star: waking life goal

A Casual Lucid

  • :zzz::zzz::zzz: long ld
  • :thinking::thinking: reality check in dream

Stats so Far:

[spoiler]Week 1: Science Fiction
August 18, Sun: :writing_hand: :sleeping_bed: :blue_book: :crown::crown::crown:
August 19, Mon: :writing_hand: :sleeping_bed: :medal_sports: :zzz::zzz: :blue_book: :medal_sports:
August 20, Tue: :writing_hand: :sleeping_bed: :zzz::zzz: :thinking::thinking:
August 21, Wed: :writing_hand: :sleeping_bed: :red_car:
August 22, Thu: :writing_hand: :sleeping_bed: :star:
August 23, Fri: :writing_hand: :sleeping_bed: :star:
August 24, Sat: :writing_hand: :sleeping_bed: :star: :zzz::zzz::zzz: :thinking::thinking:
[/spoiler]

wow, so many lucid dreams, and long ones too! :happy: this is great to see.

and Letaali: the librarian thinks you are doing great and is thankful for your recent book contribution :wink:

The Great Library: Week 2: Fantasy

you find yourself walking down the narrow hallway to the great library once again with the latest book in hand, and no sooner has your hand touched the door that it is pulled open from the inside by the great librarian, who greets you with a flourish that ends in quickly snatching the book from your hands.

“sixteen books!” she cries, holding it up like a trophy. “come see, come see, seven books in our scifi section alone…” she ushers you over. “and you have been doing so amazing, look at all those dream journal entries, those reality checks, the meditations and goals! everything is so orderly and consistent and i am so proud to be your librarian!” her eyes tear up just a little.

“it looks great in here,” you say, sweeping your eyes over the shelves, which may still look a little sad but are no longer entirely empty. “hold on, i only count fifteen.”

the librarian reddens a little, and you wonder if she is embarrassed that she lost a book or miscounted.

“thats… because…” she begins, and then starts speaking very quickly: “one of the books is on loan because this is a library and that is a very normal thing that libraries do and it is a friend who took out the book but actually she only took it out because she is very interested in book cover design and gold lettering on white is such an interesting choice and actually she hasnt even looked in it.”

“ok great”, you say, glossing over her outburst.

“so anyway, now that youre here”, she begins in her usual brisk tone, “i can inform you that i have prepared the fantasy section of the library. it is now ready to collect any dreams involving magic, wizards, dragons, rings of invisibility, that kind of thing. anything fantasy, really.”

“i know some movies i could binge watch that might help me dream of that!” you say.

the great librarian glares at you.

“or… i could read instead”, you supply.

her glare lessens, but she still seems suspicious.

eager to get off the topic, you decide to ask: “can you still collect scifi dreams as books too?”

“yes, now that we have that section going it will be easier to keep up. it just takes a little love and care to get each section started, and so i hope you will apply yourself diligently to our new task. maybe you will even do some magic yourself!”

this weeks special challenges are:

:medal_sports: see magic, a witch/wizard/enchanter, a mythological creature, or magical item in a nonlucid or lucid dream (each thing can be found once per person, multiple at once is fine)
:orange_book: dream a fantasy genre dream (this is in addition to, and separate from, finding any of the four things)
:crown::crown::crown: actively do magic, in a lucid or nonlucid dream (can claim points once total)

last weeks challenges still apply.

Books in the Great Library:
:open_book::notebook_with_decorative_cover::closed_book::blue_book::blue_book::blue_book::blue_book::blue_book:
:blue_book::blue_book::notebook_with_decorative_cover::closed_book::closed_book::closed_book::open_book::closed_book: