Lucidity Challenge 54 Winner DTDownUnder!

Welcome DTDownUnder! :smile:

  1. Thorn — Breathe fire
  2. HeadInTheClouds - Say a full sentence in a foreign language
  3. Cornelia Xaos — Flight with Cardia
  4. DTDownUnder — Find a symbol
  5. Koal44 — Shout in Skyrim style

I hope we ll start fast! As I curently have vacations, I should be better this week :smile:

  1. Thorn — Breathe fire
  2. HeadInTheClouds - Say a full sentence in a foreign language
  3. Cornelia Xaos — Flight with Cardia
  4. DTDownUnder — Find a symbol
  5. Koal44 — Shout in Skyrim style
  6. GenghisKhan — Visit a real alien planet

First of all thanks again Susan for hosting in my place.

As for my personal task: all planets I have visited were very Earth-like, I will settle only for something really bizarre in terms of flora / fauna.

As major handicap, I will claim points only for weekly tasks successfully completed during ND / DILD / DEILD / spontaneous (not WILD).

  1. Thorn — Breathe fire
  2. HeadInTheClouds - Say a full sentence in a foreign language
  3. Cornelia Xaos — Flight with Cardia
  4. DTDownUnder — Find a symbol
  5. Koal44 — Shout in Skyrim style
  6. GenghisKhan — Visit a real alien planet
  7. James_UK2008 — Cast a spell

I’m hosting, so no points for me. But anyway, non-lucid dream in which i GM a D&D game; the scenario was The Caverns of Thracia. The late showing players in the dream possibly referring to the late signups for this challenge.

  1. Thorn — Breathe fire
  2. HeadInTheClouds - Say a full sentence in a foreign language
  3. Cornelia Xaos — Flight with Cardia
  4. DTDownUnder — Find a symbol
  5. Koal44 — Shout in Skyrim style
  6. GenghisKhan — Visit a real alien planet
  7. James_UK2008 — Cast a spell
  8. Jer - Fly with an LC participants

Let’s do this. Hopefully I accomplish my goal this time around.

  1. Thorn — Breathe fire
  2. HeadInTheClouds - Say a full sentence in a foreign language
  3. Cornelia Xaos — Flight with Cardia
  4. DTDownUnder — Find a symbol
  5. Koal44 — Shout in Skyrim style
  6. GenghisKhan — Visit a real alien planet
  7. James_UK2008 — Cast a spell
  8. Jer - Fly with an LC participants
  9. ZRVera - Wield a weapon made of crystal

Guess I’ll come back from oblivion for a little while. There’s so much I do on a regular basis in my FLDs that it’s hard to think of something appropriate for a goal for the LC. Regardless, here’s a link to how I’d prefer to appear. It’s essentially this, except I’d be yellow and white instead.

  1. Thorn — Breathe fire
  2. HeadInTheClouds - Say a full sentence in a foreign language
  3. Cornelia Xaos — Flight with Cardia
  4. DTDownUnder — Find a symbol
  5. Koal44 — Shout in Skyrim style
  6. GenghisKhan — Visit a real alien planet
  7. James_UK2008 — Cast a spell
  8. Jer - Fly with an LC participants
  9. ZRVera - Wield a weapon made of crystal
  10. Yev — Fly across the ocean
    I haven’t done one of these in a long time, haven’t had a LD in a long time either, but I’ll give it a shot.

Ok, we’ve got 10 signups, so we’re ready to go.

Side Tasks

These side tasks can be done either lucid or non-lucid. The “early”, “combo” or “lucid” bonus do not apply to these side tasks.

  • See a colour that is not black, white or a shade of grey - 10 points (Seeing in partial colour, e.g. if you are red-green blind in the dream, counts for the points)
  • Hear a sound that is something other than a DC speaking - 10 points
  • Hear music - +10 points (this is a subtask of the previous one. Must include an instrumental element - unaccompanied singing doesn’t count)
  • Feel warmth or cold (either ambient temperature, or something you touch) - 10 points
  • Feel the texture of a surface that you touch (inanimate objects or hair/skin of dream characters counts) - 10 points
  • Taste something - 10 points
  • Smell something - 10 points

Week 1 - Camp LD4All

“You’ll be alright, won’t you?” your mother asks anxiously. You watch as her car drives away, leaving you standing my the camp entrance. There is a statue of a moose, and a cloth banner reading “Camp L4All”. Susan is there; she is older than you.

“Welcome to Camp LD4All. I’m Susan and I’m your camp counsellor for the week. I’ve got lots of fun activities planned and I’m sure you’ll all have a great time.” She tries to ignore the sceptical expression on your face. She gestures towards a girl about your age, who is wearing Goth clothing. “Oh, and meet Wednesday Addams; I’m sure you’ll get along fine.” Wednesday also looks sceptical at this point.

Anyway, on to the this week’s tasks:

  • Sit by a campfire - 10 points

[list]
[*] Cook something over the campfire (e.g. marshmallows) - +10 points

  • Sing a campfire song - +10 points
  • The campfire song is a Terry Pratchett reference - +20 points
    [/:m]
    [
    ] Explore the woods - 10 points[/:m]
    [
    ] Climb a tree - 10 points[/:m]
    [
    ]Swim in the lake - 10 points (Has to be outdoors, and not the sea/ocean to count).[/:m]
    [
    ]Help put up a tent - 20 points[/:m]
    [
    ]Be inside a tent - 10 points[/:m]
    [
    ]Play an outdoor team game, such as baseball - 20 points[/*:m][/list:u]

Bonus: Do any of the above tasks while transformed younger that your current real-life self: +30 points. This bonus can only be claimed once.

With apologies to: Addams Family Values, Moonrise Kingdom, National Lampoon’s Vacation

Um… who is Terry Pratchett? :razz: (Guess this means I’m not getting those points. :razz: )

Terry Pratchett was the author of the Discworld fantasy novels … in which, among other things, there are a number of scenes where the characters sing songs with mildly dirty lyrics.

And I am claiming the first LD in which our LC host was playing with me :smile:
Short LD with a few side missions:

· Feel something that you touch.
· See something that is not black or grey

I think I did more but I cannot remember properly the feelings so I ll let them.

Yay ! A DILD !

Medium length DILD (LINK TO DJ), in which I find myself in my youngness room, float through a window, go to a city park and set up a tent in a clearing among the trees.
Claim points for below tasks:

  • See something colored - the curtain on the window was distinctly light blue (it was taken from my memory after all)
  • Set up tent
  • Explore woods - Not sure: I walk through the city park for a bit, many dense trees, but it’s not woods

Interestingly enough, when thinking about it this morning, my mind could have set a framework for getting me younger than my current age (another task), since I started the dream in the room I last stayed in ~12 years ago. However, I did not “feel” younger during the dream, so I am not claiming any points.

No Lucids yets. However, I did get a side task done in normal dreams.

I saw plenty of colors, including but not limited to blue & red. I had traveled back in time to an old store from the 90s and was seeing a whole bunch of nostalgic stuff, including an array of M&M dispensers.

Just a short lucid for me. I’m gonna claim the see colors task. I recall a very vibrant green.

Almost Forgotten Lucid - Short Lucid Dream - Side Task: See a Color

Stats so far:

[spoiler]Short LDs: 1

Task 1: ~ none ~
Side Task: See a Color
[/spoiler]

Ok so i’m getting in on the action a little late but I think I have made up for it with the amount of recall I had last night. I usually fill around 2-4 pages of my DJ each morning but this morning I filled a full page with just single worded notes.
I have started a digital DJ to make things a bit easier for me.
(LINK TO DJ)

For this ND I am claiming following :
See a colour that is not black, white or a shade of grey.
Dream appeared in full color (as far as I could tell) but to confirm this I clearly remember the library steps having gold colored flashings. And the bricks were brown.

Hear a sound that is something other than a DC speaking.
Hear music.

The dog barking and the music in the concert.

Personal goal in a non-lucid dream.
For my personal goal, I found a symbol but I wasn’t able to bring back a very clear image of it. I will try to get a better image of It in my next LD.

All NDs for me. Definitely saw lots of red (a display in a Knights of Sidonia-style battle, a tongue, a blanket), yellow on the same blanket, blond hair on a girl, etc.

Heard our cat meowing angrily at me (does that count as a DC speaking?), and he also jumped up on me and started biting me through the blanket (felt both of those, the blanket and sharp cat teeth).

Also came out of a TV at one point, and started watching it as a show instead. Ended up turning into a Steven Universe thing, and it had some song going. I don’t specifically remember the instrumental stuff, but I don’t think it was just vocals.

Also tasted some produce while at a grocery store. Just started eating it off the shelves and paid later. xD Taste I remember most was cucumbers.

Dated/ate dinner with/talked with some cannibals later. At the end, I decided to kill them, so my (RL) bf and I went back in their underground enclosure. The elevator between the two floors was long, and when we got back down, I made a black hole in my mouth that was sort of purple, black, and white swirled. I’d “charge” it in my mouth (which made a feeling like a filled bubblegum bubble), then decide where it would hit. After that, I would “charge” the feeling again to take it back in my mouth. Did that twice, then one of the guys tried to bait me into placing it onto a blank canvas so they could catch me in the act. I did put it on the painting, but instead disguised it so it wasn’t obvious. My mouth didn’t feel like it had another more in it after I placed it, and we watched as the clan’s matron reluctantly opened it to find a folded paper flower instead of a canvas. The black hole was hidden inside it, and as she held it, I activated the black hole again. I’d charged it up a lot longer than usual, so it covered a lot more area. (Actually, it acted more like the globe from Tenseiga, now that I think about it, except it grew and shrunk as it worked.) The lights dimmed, the building started shaking and crumbling, and my bf and I got the hell out of there in the elevator (of which the outside looked plastic).

Okay, so most of the last part wasn’t needed, but it was a fun dream. :tongue:

No points for me, as I’m hosting, but last nights dream was interesting enough to post. I was tf’d as Elizabeth Shaw from Prometheus. Scene I’ve snipped, and encounter with an H R Giger style alien (not quite the same as in the mvues, but very like some of the paintings in ARh+.

First LD of the challenge! I’d say it was a short one. If anything below doesn’t count, let me know. I did complete a few main and side tasks. I’ll just put the dream below and bold those which were tasks:

I was having a normal dream and someone was stalking me. They were part of the police force and were doing a raid on my house (not actually my house irl though) to get closer to me and let me know they could see me anytime they wanted. The man grabbed my arms, dragged me back to a bedroom, then picked me up by my throat and held me in the air. The room was filled with mirrors :cool: and someone else was in there on their knees, maybe my father, idk. The man shook me around in the air, only his one hand grasped around my throat still. He motioned to move me towards the mirrors which had sharp edges and was planning to cut me with them.

It was at that point that I became lucid because I wasn’t in the mood to get cut. Suddenly he released his grasp on my throat and I was standing on my own. I then grabbed one of the mirrors and broke it in a jagged half which hurt like hell. Like I said, the edges of the mirror were sharp and they cut my hands and it did hurt. I then took one of the mirror halves and jammed it into his throat, essentially like a horizontal guillotine. Fortunately I didn’t have to see any of it as my attention was already being drawn to the tasks, so I did it without even looking at him (kind of was facing him sideways).

I then proceeded to find a campsite for the main tasks, as well as an opportunity to complete the LD4all task of the month. I envisioned this as a forest/lake sort of area/retreat. I stared at the wall which had a large window in it and walked through the window/wall to get to my destination. After a few seconds of darkness, the area I sought formed around me though it looked like a videogame at first with 3D graphics about on par with Tf2. One of the first things that I thought was odd but cool was that I could hear birds chirping. I mainly thought it was odd because it was an extraneous detail I wasn’t used to.

I then moved towards two small blue envelopes lying on the ground, bunched them up in a ball, and created a ball of fire which I then set on the ground and turned into a very miniature campfire. Of course I sat down by it and then I sang. The song sucked though, I was just singing “Say la la la la la.” I would have finished more things but rl life stuff woke me up.

So overall, I’m claiming the following points (with main tasks all done while lucid):

Hear a sound that is something other than a DC speaking - Birds Chirping
Feel the texture of a surface that you touch (inanimate objects or hair/skin of dream characters counts) - Sharp edge of mirrors
LD4all Quest - Made it to campsite
Sit by a campfire - Obvious
Sing a campfire song - Sang something essentially along the lines of “Say la la la” though there were a few more “la’s”.

In an ND here I came across:

  1. Saw a wide variety of colours thanks to Team Fortress 2 colour style.
  2. Heard a musical cue.