Lucidity Challenge 35 > winner Koharo!

All right, cool to see this contest cranked up! Good luck everyone.

Achieved last night:
Short LD

This LD lasted about 3 minutes, just shy of my average of 4. Therefore, I’ll classify it as “short”.

Details of the dream:

[color=blue]Wife and I are staying in this huge, luxurious hotel room somewhere on vacation. It’s daylight outside. Wife is putting away groceries in the hotel fridge but all I want to do is sleep. I curl up in the bed and nap. Seconds later, though, I’m awake and Wife is still putting away groceries.

I’m frustrated that my nap was so short and I nose pinch RC out of habit. I’m astonished that I am actually able to breathe. I blow it off, assuming that I simply didn’t pinch hard enough. On the second try I get a deep, clear breath and[/color] [color=red]I’m dragged into lucidity.

I want to get out of the room and go for Task of the Month (swim in the Cretaceous-era sea.) I tell Wife that I’m having a lucid dream and that I need to leave for a while. She looks skeptical. “You and your dreams. What about our vacation?” I tell her that I’ll try to get back after I finish up but I know it’s very, very unlikely that I’ll be able to make a roundtrip across millions of years back. Better than her getting eaten by a mosasaur. Wife asks me to “at least help me put away the groceries” but I leave before she can suck me back into the dream plot. Even though I know it’s a dream I feel guilty leaving all the work for her to do.

Daylight is streaming through the door at the end of the hallway and I walk outside. There’s a wobble in my vision as I cross the threshold. I paw my hands through my hair and lick my arm and the dream scene snaps back into stability.

It’s clear and cool like midday in Northern California. Across a broad field of grass I see a river snaking its way toward the horizon. I imagine that this river leads to the Cretaceous ocean and will myself to rise up into the air and fly. The wind buffets me as I soar into the air and my dream body feels light, insubstantial, and kite-like. I rise higher and higher into the air and tantalizingly I see the sparkle of the sea maybe just a mile further along the river.

I will myself to fly toward the ocean but the wind is just tossing me around as I rise higher into the air. I have no more mass than a leaf or a piece of paper. I try imagine that I have on rocket shoes but they just make this weak fizzling noise and the wind noise increases to a roar. Frustration gets the best of me and [/color]I either lose lucidity or fade to oblivion.[/spoiler]

I wanned to incubate how I meet 11th Doctor and take his “fezz”, whatever way it is spelled. But ended up being that Doctor myself. And there were plenty of V. van Gogh’s hats there. Finally I made at least 2 dc’s to wear it, also did that myself. During dream, I believe, EVERY part of the task happened at least once, except for hat being somewhat magical. And I wasn’t lucid, yet, had some control.

Two short LD’s over the last couple of days

A fragment… Sigh. Not the way to end the NC or start the LC…

I had a short LD last night.

Short LD.

Just popping in to say that this challenge is brilliant! :lol:

Here’s three NDs. No hats yet, but I’m aiming for Notch’s. :razz:

Can I still join? :tongue: (I know it already started but I don’t mind being a few days behind)

Edit: I find it very hard to judge how long a dream is. I guess my average is about 3 minutes. My personal goal would be to bend the elements in a LD (so like shooting fire from my hand, make a wall of water, let air lift me up and easily throw boulders around.)

:neutral: Ditto…Ive been off track lately.

Ansie, I can add you in, no problem. You can start with this first task, I’ll count anything you post after this as being towards it.

Koharo, just need a goal and average dream length, then I’ll add you in. Just try to get that to me before I announce the second task on Saturday.

After this though, no more new entries, I think 15 is a good number :tongue:

Just under 40 hours left until I post the next task; tallying of scores will come shortly thereafter.

[color=green]I couldnt really calculate my LD time I’ll go out on a limb and say my average is 4-5 minutes.

My LD goal for this event is to shuffle (the dance). [/color]

I will do my best to find a hat this night then :content:

I became lucid when I saw that my feet were highly distorted. Unfortunately, I got excited and woke up within just a few seconds.

I think this fits the description of “You become lucid but wake up shortly after or lose lucidity very quickly”

Two MOAR short lucids with the most recent being lost and saved twice.

Also, took some military guy’s hat in an ND, did not wear it though.

Only a fragment.

One long lucid and one medium lucid over the past two days :smile:

Only a Fragment and a ND here.

:meh: Ditto…but its better than when I was getting nothing at all…I’ll try again

Task 2 - Surfs Up

Summer’s nearly over (for most of us), so let’s give it one last hurrah and catch a few waves.

Acquire your surfboard - 5 pts
Find/Create waves to ride - 5 pts
Attempt to surf them, but fail - 5 pts
Successfully surf one - 10 pts
Successfully surf multiple - 20 pts Note: “One” or “Multiple” is an either or, not both.
Do some tricks - 5 pts each, up to 20 pts
Enjoy another adventure resulting from surfing - 5 pts

This task will close and the next will be posted next Saturday, around 18:00 GMT.

Scores coming soon.