I’d considered applying to the Scribes in the past, but felt like I wanted to be sure I could exert effort towards LDing in general before I put in the application. However, I now feel that I’ve been through enough to actually apply.
I’ve had an account on LD4all for just over three years, with most of that time spent lurking unless I had something relevant to LDs to post. I’ve been in IRC for a good chunk of that time, and I tend to attract plenty of newcomers who seek me out the instant they enter IRC each day (e.g., TomLink and Kevin) for advice. I have several people like this all at once back in August, and thus several people prodded me about writing with the Scribes. At the time, I felt like I could dispense plenty of anecdotal evidence and advice, but I hardly followed my own words.
About a month ago, I was inspired by several people to get serious about LDing again, and I made it a personal mission to LD so that I could show them the fruits of that inspiration. As time passed, I began to notice that I was instead paying it forward; my LDing success became an inspiration for different people. I made the decision to continue paying it forward, and I feel that assisting LD4all as a whole via working with the Scribes on articles, both by supplying my viewpoints and by reconciling them with those of other Scribes, would be a great way to provide information to all aspiring lucid dreamers here.
LD4all members that know me well know that I have a love of DILDs rather than WILD techniques that tend to throw novices for a loop, and know that I prefer passive dream control and dream stability over actively molding the dream. My recent successes have been brought about by more traditional LDing techniques like RCing, visualization, meditation, awareness, WBTB, and keeping a DJ. I feel that I can help to make these concepts attractive to novice LDers on the forum just as I have for many in IRC, particularly by speaking to the thought processes instead of just the techniques, and being in a group that is dedicated to stating the facts about LD induction seems like a natural fit.
I hope to hear back soon – I’m definitely ready to get involved if allowed.