Hi! Welcome to the 57th Lucidity Challenge.
[color=red][b]I’m MearaDelia, your host for this challenge. Inspired by the short stories that former challenge hosts used to introduce their topics, I created an overall story + theme for this challenge: Through the Stories of Your Childhood.
Fictional stories, that is
In the hidden message below you can read the quest you have been given in this challenge. It’s not necessary to read it in order to participate, but it adds an extra layer to it:[/b][/color]
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You find yourself near the mailbox of your dreamworld, with a vague sensation that something important is about to happen. And as it often goes in dreams, your expectations of the future - are what create it.
When you open the mailbox, you find an ancient looking letter. You carefully break the seal and open the envelope.
[i]Dear Hero of the Dreamworld,
You have been chosen among with nine other heroes to change the destiny of all stories that ever have been told, and ever will be told.
You must be familiar with the Muse. The spark of inspiration that can be found in a person, a happening or even an insignificant looking object. The Muse is the spirit that makes every story be written.
And recently… it has vanished. The only clue that we have, is that a few days prior to it’s disappearing it told our librarian it longed to go back to the stories of it’s childhood.
Now writers are left without stories. Painters lack the vision of a painting. Musicians can’t hear the notes of an unwritten song.
It is your quest to come to the Library of Dreams and find back the Muse. It won’t be an easy task, as the Muse can appear to you in any shape or form. But we know you are a very talented dreamer, and you might be able to recognize your Muse.
The Council of Dreams[/i]
The Lucidity Challenge (LC for short) is a game that is intended to provide some additional motivation for people who are trying to have lucid dreams. Each week there will be new challenge tasks posted in this forum thread, and you score points for having a dream (lucid or non-lucid) in which you do one or more challenge tasks. Lucid dreams score more points: the details of the scoring system are described later in this post.
At the end, the person with the highest score is given the option of hosting the next challenge; if they don’t want to do it, the option to host passes on the second place scorer, and so on. Apart from that, there are no prizes; the goal is to have fun, both doing the challenge tasks and by having other lucid dreams using the skills you’ve learned from attempting the challenges.
If you feel uncomfortable about any of the tasks (e.g. you find it frightening, or embarrassing), feel free to skip it. There’s no pressure to do all the tasks, and no prizes apart from the getting to write the next one.
Participants in the LC usually post a description of their dreams in the Dream Journal forum, and post in this thread a short post describing which task they think they’ve completed, hyperlinking to the full description of the dream in their dream journal. If you don’t want to post all your dreams, feel free to leave some of them out. It’s also OK to leave out parts of dreams, and just post the bit where you did the task, leaving out the more embarrassing elements.
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LC 1 — TM and initiator: eMander (formerly ian1) — winner: -=JaSoN=-
LC 2 — TM: Magnus — winner: Q
LC 3 — TM: Q — winner: Bravsein
LC 4 — TM: Bravsein — winner: WritersCube
LC 5 — TM: WritersCube — winner: dimsya
LC 6 — TM: dimsya — winner: Queen SD
LC 7 — TM: Ysim — winner: Mugiwara
LC 8 — TM: Mugiwara — winner: Ysim
LC 9 — TM: Ysim — winner: Tundra
LC 10 — TM: Tundra — winner: ebilshrimp
LC 11 — TM: ebilshrimp — winner: Tundra
LC 12 — TM: HebrewB — winner: mattiasdavis
LC 13 — TM: Blue&White — winner: relV
LC 14 — TM: relV — winner: GHOSTIE11
LC 15 — TM: GHOSTIE11 — winner: unknownuser33
LC 16 — TM: Danielns13 — winner: rkr7
LC 17 — TM: Angelmouse — winner: pasQuale
LC 18 — TM: Magnus — winner: Amaryllis
LC 19 — TM: Amaryllis — winner: Dryalantha
LC 20 — TM: Dryalantha — winners: Shadow Dreamer and Amaryllis
LC 21 — TM: Shadow Dreamer — winner: probably Wyvern
LC 22 — TM: Danilens13 — winner: tosxyChor
LC 23 — TM: tosxyChor — winner: Wyvern
LC 24 — TM: Wyvern — winner: tosxyChor
LC 25 — TM: Rhewin — winner: Solaris
LC 26 — TM: Solaris — winner: Rhewin
LC 27 — TM: tosxyChor — winner: Rhewin
LC 28 — TM: Rhewin — winner: Siiw
LC 29 — TM: Siiw — winner: Rhewin
LC 30 — TM: Puce — winner: Wega
LC 31 — TM: Mimmo0 — winner: Limitles
LC 32 — TM: Limitles — winner: Nicklebrick
LC 33 — TM: Nicklebrick — winner: elnaureth
LC 34 — TM: elnaureth — winner: DreamSailor
LC 35 — TM: Ysim — winner: Koharo
LC 36 — TM: Rhewin — winner: HeadInTheClouds
LC 37 — TM: HeadInTheClouds — winner: Scipio Xaos
LC 38 — TM: Scipio Xaos — winner: Thorn
LC 39 — TM: Thorn — winner: Koharo
LC 40 — TM: HeadInTheClouds — winner: Wyvern
LC 41 — TM: Wyvern — winner: Thorn
LC 42 — TM: Thorn — winner: Wyvern
LC 43 — TM: Rhewin — winner: drd
LC 44 — TM: Thorn — winner: drd
LC 45 — TM: obfusc8 — winner: Thorn
LC 46 — TM: Thorn — winner: obfusc8
LC 47 — TM: Mew151 — winner: Rhewin
LC 48 — TM: Rhewin — winner: probably obfusc8
LC 49 — TM: obfusc8 — winner: drd
LC 50 — TM: Thorn — winner: obfusc8
LC 51 — TM: Jer — winner: Thorn
LC 52 - TM: Susan_Y - winner: obfusc8
LC 53 - TM: Obfusc8 - Winner: GenghisKhan
LC 54 - TM: Susan_Y - Winner: DTDownUnder
LC 55 - TM: DTDownUnder - Winner: GenghisKhan
LC 56 - TM: GenghisKhan - Winner: MearaDelia
I slightly altered the combo scoring points:
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Lucid Dreams and Induction Methods
You wonder if you are dreaming but do not become lucid - 5 points
Recognizing you are dreaming / A “short” lucid dream - 20 points
A “medium” length lucid dream - 30 points
A “long” lucid dream - 40 points
Your longest ever lucid dream - 50 points
Your first ever lucid dream - 75 points
Early bonus - Completing a task within the same week it is posted (once per week max)
Combo - Completing tasks from two different weeks in the same dream - 20 points (once per week max)
Completing the LD4all Monthly Quest while lucid - 75 points
Personal goal while lucid - 100 points
Personal goal in a non-lucid dream - 20 points
Completing a task while in a normal dream - half task points
Dream lengths are subjective estimates (you can’t measure how long the dream really was, at least not without using an EEG machine or similar) and “short” is relative to how long your lucid dreams usually last. If you haven’t had a lucid dream before, use short <= 1 minute < medium <= 5 minutes < long.
If you achieve your personal goal twice, lucid and non-lucid, you only get the 100 points for the lucid.
As usual, we will need a total of 10 participants before we start.
To sign up, post a message in this thread, copying the current list of sign ups and adding your own name at the end. Your sign-up can include a personal goal you want to achieve while lucid.
You are invited, but naturally not obligated, to pick your personal goal related to the theme of this challenge: the (fictional) stories of your childhood. Maybe you’d like to meet your child’s hero? Or visit the world where your favourite book or movie took place?
Please use this format:
e.g. 1. MearaDelia - Transform into a rabbit and visit Watership Down
The participants of the challenge are:
- GenghisKhan - The sword in the stone (3 transforms: squirrel, fish and bird + escape a bigger enemy without using any dream power + pull the sword out of the stone)
- DTDownUnder - Visit Muka/Red acres
- Arial - Experience being The Very Hungry Caterpillar
- Koal44 - Sing in a Band on stage in front of an audience
- footballfreak - bring back an unknown melody from a LD
- James_UK2008 - Become Scyther (Pokemon)
- Obfusc8 - Find and enter the Lonely Mountain, steal an item from Smaug’s hoard and escape.
- Letaali - Find the elusive frozen planet
- Susan_Y - Meditate in a lucid dream
- Lady Yomi - Find that old castle on the hill with which I used to dream when I was a child, while living in the country with my grandmother & meet the owners!
Good luck to all that participate, and may the best dreamer win!
p.s. This is my first time hosting so please give me feedback if I’m doing something wrong