For some reason I thought we had to be doing the tasks to get points haha
So I have:
(Excerpts from) Jan 14, 2021
I see my father placing stuff into my box where I keep sentimental things. Apparently my parents have opened the box and decided what they should get rid of or not. And apparently, they’ve read my old dream journals I keep in there.
I almost panic. What!? How could they! And they kept it a secret from me! My mom starts to ask me a question about Carol and I run away. I run out into the snow. I flop down near a vegetable bed in which beets are growing.
I stand at the side of my sister’s bed in my old room. Suddenly, as if I’ve spurted a leak, water gushes out from my side.
My clothes are soaked. I consider the possibility that I could be dreaming, but everything feels so real! I end up scrutinizing the numbers on the microwave; they are inconsistent and I decide I must be dreaming.
I recall my intention to meet STEVE for tea and find myself outside of what could be a bar or coffee shop. Nearby, my girlfriend stands. I turn to her, recognizing a smile that doesn’t quite match my girlfriend’s smile.
“STEVE!( Is that you?)”
She replies playfully like she was trying to trick me but I caught her “YUP!”
I run my hands through her hair and find her appearance shifts to something that looks more like her usual self. We walk into the coffee shop together and sit down at a bar.
“What do you want (to eat or drink. Remember, no coffee…)”
“CAKE!” She replies enthusiastically.
I laugh, “Alright,” I raise my voice to the wait staff and gesture to the empty bar in front of us. “Let’s get some cake over here!”
While we wait on our cake we have a quick conversation.
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We sit somberly until someone brings us our cake.
It’s a single slice of mousse cake or cheese cake. It has a gram cracker crust and swirls of chocolate and caramel syrup on top. STEVE shoots me a mischievous grin as I notice fancy coffee beans also on the cake.
(YOU JUST SAID NO COFFEE… NOTHING ABOUT COFFEE BEANS .)
I can’t help but laugh as I roll my eyes. “Alright, fine, have your coffee beans.” It think the cake might contain some kind of coffee liquor. It’s very rich and it’s delicious.
We dance together. We flow around hand in hand. It’s a delight.
(Excerpts from) Jan 29, 2021
…We’re supposed to go to the local carnival, down near the river.
I am wearing some strange shorts with a pattern I don’t like and try to find some suitable cloths that I like that feel like me. I notice I am wearing my black binder. I like how I look in it.
The dream is unstable and suddenly find myself outside the building, standing beside some construction materials. This is a dream? It’s slipping! I stick my hand in a pile of gravel. I stare at the gravel. I can’t feel it so I run my hands against some metal sheets, pushing my hands into the edges so it hurts.
“Ough, well. That hurts but it does work.”
I walk to the side of the hotel and stick my body through a window. I guess this is a dream, then. Earlier in the dream my girlfriend had agreed to take me to the skate park. I decide I still want to go and I see her vehicle driving beside the hotel.
I see her in the passenger seat, and Carol at the wheel. She turns around the side of the hotel out of sight and I quickly follow.
I see my girlfriend’s SUV has changed into a slick sports car the same jade green as Carol’s lipstick. It’s a convertible and the top is down. Summer is gone, but Carol casually leans against the side of the vehicle.
(Will you give me a ride to the skate park?)
She smirks and moves behind the wheel (Sure.)
I get in the passenger side and she takes off at an almost reckless speed. We zoom through the landscape with the carnival on our right and the river on our left. There are several hills, and with the speed, the car lifts into the air at the crest of every hill, soaring into the sky. I feel weightless in the air like gravity has been suspended until we hit the ground with a little bounce. I am delighted; this is really fun. Carol matches her driving to how one might tear around in a vehicle based video game, although gracefully and without damaging the vehicle.
We zoom over a little stream from the river and I think too late that I should have make a ramp out of ice.
The dream’s instability ripples throughout the world and I end up standing in front of the parked car. Carol remains behind the wheel. I take a step back against the car, and feel a sharp piece of metal cut through the back of my right thigh.
It hurts really badly. I look at it and muse to myself that in WL this would be a stitches situation. Blood starts to stream out of the deep cut. I try to dismiss the pain as I get back into the passenger’s side of the vehicle.
(Excerpts from) February 4, 2021
I’m floating high in a dusk sky. The colors are purple and soft, quite similar to the colors I’ve been using in my comic art. I am ascending upwards, lucidly aware.
I find that my usual floating posture lets me get higher, but assuming the superman stance with my fists in front of me lets me cover some distance. However, in the superman stance I lose altitude slowly, so I switch between the two postures to fly.
I feel very free. Weightless. Perhaps even a little giggly. I smile.
Flying may be the cliché of lucid dreaming, but I find great joy in my light heart, as if it’s holding me off the ground.
Below me looks like the interstate and the rolling hills that go by my childhood home.
Suddenly, the dream shifts and I lose lucidity.
I’m with a group on the ground, getting in an inflated tube in the stream that runs nearby.
So I’m really bad at judging the length of my dreams. Most of my lucid dreams tend to happen in the last few hours of sleep (I know because I often wake up in the middle of the night and they happen after that, quite often the last dream of the night. I don’t usually lapse in my consciousness between the end of the lucid dream and waking up for the morning.) and feel like…really long???
Maybe this is unusual but I’m not sure. So I’ll just do my best to estimate…
The first one was…probably longer than 8 minutes??? so 5 points?
The second one was shorter than that one, probably between 6-8 minutes, so 4 points.
The last one was actually really short for me, I would say probably around 3 minutes, so 2 points?
For a total of 11 points? I’m not sure how anyone estimates time in their dreams it’s always feelt strange to me despite being pretty good at estimating time in WL.
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