I’m Niki, native New Orleanian currently residing in Boulder, Colorado (US). Job: Writer; Sport: Roller Derby; Hobbies: Knitting, Spinning, Video Games (and probably more that aren’t coming to mind right now).
I’ll be 38 this year and I’ve been recording my dreams on and off since before I was 11. I used to be obsessed with LDs and OBEs in my teens and early 20s, but somehow lost track of it all over time. Today I was thinking, and blogging, about the similarities between dream recall and writing practice–namely, that both get easier the more I tell my subconscious that I want to do 'em–and that let to revisiting a favorite dream journal software website, and that led to me coming here.
I was just going to lurk quietly and read the latest posts before bed each night to get my head back into the LD game, but then I saw the LD4all Quest thread and that seemed far too much fun not to participate in. So… hi!
Funny story: I have kind of a pet peeve about RCs based on the premise that “if you can do it, you must be awake” or “you can’t do X, Y or Z in dreams” (e.g. reading, successfully turning on lights, sitting still, checking the clock). It goes back to when I first read LaBerge’s first book and was overheard yelling at the page, “Don’t tell people what they can’t do in dreams! They might get that lodged in their heads and not be able to do it anymore and it will be your fault! Argh!” (The book may have hit the wall at that point.) I promise to keep my pet peeve under control, though! I will ensure my pet peeve observes proper forum etiquette, argues respectfully and gently, and never ever bites anyone.
That’s all I’ve got right now. Looking forward to making everyone’s acquaintance,