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Relentless
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PostPosted: Wed 15 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

Completely and utterly absurd. My dreams generally follow a storyline, but lots of facts are wrong or made up by my SC (check my DJ for carnivorous cakes, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. artifacts that make you explode, nightly swims in huge tubs of custard, etc). The only thing that seems to stay realistic/normal is the physics.

Also, crazy dreams seem much more beleivable because so many things are wrong that one more thing out of place won't be noticed.


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PostPosted: Wed 15 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

Plenty of strange things in my dreams, though the level of absurdity varies. There's always something abnormal though.

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PostPosted: Thu 16 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

smokes and pornstars what more could you want.

sometimes my mind works against me in a dream, if i fly away from a zombie and i think to myself "hope they don't fly after me" they'll end up flying after me.

the thing that scares me the most is when im having an alien dream, and sometimes if my dream goes black for some reason i will be frantically looking for a lightswitch, then i'll start thinking about all the monsters/aliens that could be around. Those grey aliens creep me out, i often force awake when it happens and end up in SP which isn't much better.



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PostPosted: Thu 16 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

I'd say mine are inbetween mostly. Pretty realistic but pretty weird too. Lots of incosistencies but not that crazy. I wish I had more crazy dreams, they are alot more fun. I don't think it's any easier to realise I'm dreaming with either realistic or random dreams. It's easier to realise i'm dreaming in VIVID dreams. But I guess realistic dreams are not as confusing so it's easier to think.

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PostPosted: Thu 16 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

Relentless wrote:
Completely and utterly absurd. My dreams generally follow a storyline, but lots of facts are wrong or made up by my SC (check my DJ for carnivorous cakes, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. artifacts that make you explode, nightly swims in huge tubs of custard, etc). The only thing that seems to stay realistic/normal is the physics.

Also, crazy dreams seem much more beleivable because so many things are wrong that one more thing out of place won't be noticed.

what the hell? eek2 what drugs are you on and where can i get some?
I think its easy to become lucid in random dreams because its easier to notice that its different from ordinary waking life.



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PostPosted: Thu 16 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

I didn't say I wanted crazy dreams so I could more easily realize I'm lucid. I love the world of dreams, but a rehash of my day is hardly fun. I want to take advantage of the brain's ability to put together a smorgasbord of images and sensations, and have interesting dreams.

I am quite open-minded, but until recently I've been having trouble being imaginative. I hope that working on that is going to result in a wackier dream world. I'm starting to think... what if the forests were made of chocolate? And things like that.

Right now I am reading a book by Barry Yourgrau, consisting of these short dream-like stories. I hope I'll have more dreams like them. tounge2


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PostPosted: Thu 16 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

Eonnn wrote:
what the hell? eek2 what drugs are you on and where can i get some?
I think its easy to become lucid in random dreams because its easier to notice that its different from ordinary waking life.


Funny you should ask... In one dream I was smoking something that made me feel sleepy, then stood up to watch someone being chased by a giant pair of bunny slippers . So maybe I am on drugs. wink


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PostPosted: Thu 16 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

I get an even mix of both. I like the random ones though because they make me lucid. Lots of wtf moments to realize I'm dreaming. Even if I don't get lucid, they're still very fun dreams.

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PostPosted: Thu 16 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

Eonnn wrote:
hmm yes the zombies, argh one time i couldn't fly away, and another time they flew after me!

I've had 2 ND with zombies in it. I was trying to fight off a zombie with a pencil, b/c my dad wouldn't give me the gun. :D

The other one, was a freaky game that I was in.


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PostPosted: Thu 16 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

Im still at the stage of trying to recognise dreams.
My dreams are realistic but with an obvious flaw/clue that I never realise until I wake up grrr
Yesterday's dream was, me going to a bar and being served a beer by Moe (simpsons), I didnt realise something was wrong until I woke up cry


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PostPosted: Thu 16 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

My dreams are incredibly detailed, which makes it difficult to realise that they're dreams even though what happens in them may be totally ridiculous!

Last night, for instance, I was so convinced by my dream that I failed to get lucid even when sat next to myself on a coach!

Dang!


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PostPosted: Fri 17 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

Cs1kh wrote:
Im still at the stage of trying to recognise dreams.
My dreams are realistic but with an obvious flaw/clue that I never realise until I wake up grrr
Yesterday's dream was, me going to a bar and being served a beer by Moe (simpsons), I didnt realise something was wrong until I woke up cry

thats a good sign... means you should have a lucid fairly soon. perhaps try to remember to do reality checks while your at the pub and also while your watching simpsons wink



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PostPosted: Fri 17 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

My dreams have been so realistic lately that it's hard to become lucid. Strangely I've been reliving random memories in my dreams, so that just makes it harder to make the realization. The wierd part is that when I see something out of place, I use lucidity to correct it..It's like I just want to have normal dreams or something, I often wake up and wonder why I fixed the mistake instead of exploiting it. eh

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

My dream last night (actually day) was typically inbetween. After my brother and I were done climbing a tree and waving a stick and a 2 by 4 around for some reason, we meet my little sister who does not exist fighting with her friend (or girlfriend, I had a hunch) and go to the store, and i comfort her, she becomes happy, then turns into a cat and almost gets run over by a car. I have a false awakening where my two friends have broken into my house and are smoking weed. To get in they had knocked over the computertable at wich I am currently sitting while climbing in though the window. The monitor was broken, it was the wrong kind of monitor, and my friend said "you have to fix your monitor". I thought it was strange that I didn't hear the table falling over. I figured I can sleep through anything.
My cat woke me up by biting the sole of my foot.


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PostPosted: Mon 20 Aug, 2007  Reply with quote

My dreams are usually completely normal, but something about them always seems weird. *checks DD*

Actually, you know what? My dreams are the weirdest things ever!
1. I was living in Webkinz world, and my webkinz was being bratty. I bought the pool that I've been wanting to buy, though!
2. Eden and I were in an aisle, and there was something chasing us. I think it was a giant doll… (?) Eden and I started running, and it was chasing us. Then it disappeared, and I checked to make sure it was really gone. It was, so I told Eden it was safe, but she didn’t believe me and kept running. Then there was this huge fire that was chasing us down the aisles (like Crabbe’s fire in Harry Potter 7?) and always came close to catching us, but never did. I ran and ran and arrived at Rudy’s house. The fire didn’t follow me, but there was something really bad and scary there, and it was big and completely covered in a cloak. I fought it (I think, I forget the details) and ran down the street, where I saw the fire in the house next door.
3. there was a flashback of the teacher and this hedge thing that said something like ‘HI TEACH!’
that one was in animation, and the teacher was the one from hey, arnold
I've had weirder, but I've been neglecting my DD a little.


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