Well, you did it! You saved the remote volcanic island from all kinds of deadly danger. And you even picked up trash to be nice! You’re a real hero to them. “Thank you,” an important-looking DC says to you, “we are forever grateful for your heroic acts. Please take this as a reward…” You’re handed a big medal that says “YOU DID IT!” written in Comic Sans. Well, it’s the thought that counts, not the typeface, right?
As you put the ribbon on, you notice a helicopter landing on a nearby helipad. Some reporters and a camera crew get out and start walking towards you when they spot your shiny medal. “Are you the hero who saved this island?” a news woman asks you. You nod and she snaps her fingers. Some crew members come up to you and start dusting your face with makeup so you look “camera ready”, and within a few seconds your suddenly being interviewed for the news! You describe your heroic acts in great detail, even showing some pictures you happened to draw for some reason, with the TV crew looking pretty impressed. After all, this makes for some great TV!
Within minutes of the report airing on TV, you get contacted by some business executives. They want you to give a celebrity endorsement of their product. You’re famous now! You accept the flood of deals coming your way. You make guest appearances on TV shows, get invited on radio shows, and even get to appear in a drag race commercial! In fact, that last commercial got you an even stranger offer: An invitation to participate in the “Annual Lucid Dreamer’s Worldwide Race”. The invitation comes from the event organizer, Bartholomew Notanaddict, who would be honored to have you participate. While you’ve never heard of this event before, clearly it seems like a valid offer that isn’t in any way deceptive.
You arrive at the meeting spot for the race participants, which is just some dark room with a bunch of chairs. You sit down with the other participants and notice they all seem familiar… you can’t quite put your finger on it, but you know these people from somewhere. As soon as you realize what you recognize them from, you hear a familiar voice. “AHA! I finally found you all! I can’t believe that actually worked!” Mew appears, visibly upset. “I can’t believe you all ditched on me! But now, I finally got all of you Lucidity Challenge participants together!” Mew takes out a stack of documents and starts searching through them. “Now, where were we. I guess we’re now in week two or so… so, that means this week’s task is… well, let me first calculate the differential and…”
You stare at the other participants, impatient and upset about this whole LC business. You were actually pretty excited about that race… and all the other participants seemed pretty excited too. While Mew’s distracted calculating stuff, you sneak out and decide to take part in that race after all! … Just as soon as you decide where it is and what exactly you’ll be racing in…