You lost the game. Do an RC! See, I was in chat today, when Globetrotter asked— Did anyone here tried “GILD” [Game induced lucid dreaming]? Now, having missed the topic he was actually referring to, and seen as how I was in #ld4all in the first place, it seemed perfectly logical for me to, you know, lose the game. (This link is important to understand this post. Go read it.)
That gave me a half-brilliant idea. In fact, I originally thought this was what GILD was about. Someone must have thought of this before, but I don’t think it’s properly documented. So here’s the idea: every time you lose the game, do an RC!
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Right, so there are a few reasons why this shouldn’t work in practice. First, even people very much obsessed about the game don’t seem to dream about it often; second, when they do, they don’t seem to lose it. On the other hand, the key to RCing is creating triggers, or associating RCs with old habits so as to maximise your odds of remembering to do an RC within a dream.
The two possible outcomes of this are: either you start losing the game like crazy, or the positive reinforcement of doing something useful out of the game will neutralize its effect, and thus you win the game. But either way you’ll have a period there where you do a lot of RCs (and lose the game a lot), which is a great oppotunity to start associating them with everything.
So go Marcel Duchamp about it: every time you lose the game, do an RC; and every time you do an RC, associate it with what you’re doing. Now, every time you do that thing again, lose the game, and do an RC.
And yes. I know. This is brainwashing; insanity ensues. Again, you’re welcome.