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PostPosted: Thu 15 Apr, 2010  Reply with quote

hintss wrote:
Teraflare8866 wrote:
I'm going to talk to my characters a lot over the next few days. Before I talk to them, I want to think of a really interesting environment to go with them. I want to plan it out because sometimes I find it hard to think up a nice location, and when I'm in one of my scenarios I find it hard to visualise.
lucid crossroads.

Or Astral Pulse Island, I suppose, if you want to go for that type of place. If you don't, there are multitudes of interesting places on and off of earth to choose from. smile


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PostPosted: Thu 15 Apr, 2010  Reply with quote

Interesting ideas. I've heard of both locations, but I'll have to read more about them so I can become familiar with the surroudings (that's what I struggle with when I try to think up environments - I never get used to the surroundings).

Thanks for the ideas.


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PostPosted: Sat 17 Apr, 2010  Reply with quote

Wow, I seriously love how CALD is still flourishing. :D

I've had Bobby, Jack and End in my head for a while. They're mostly quiet, but I can feel them there. The quietness is mostly due to the pathetic fact that I can't keep my focus on anything for crap.

But I'm gonna try and meet them tonight. Or just talk. Anything, really, since we haven't talked in a while.

Now I need to read what I've missed of the past CALD topic, when I DON'T have homework or other threatening to end my life. -runs-


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PostPosted: Sun 18 Apr, 2010  Reply with quote

Crooked wrote:
They're mostly quiet, but I can feel them there.

Yeah, I know what you mean there. I've had times when I could feel Crystal's presence for extended periods of time as well as if she was actually beside me.

Crooked wrote:
The quietness is mostly due to the pathetic fact that I can't keep my focus on anything for crap.

I've noticed that problem with me as well. I've tried exercises to build my ability to focus, though they are going slowly. meh

Crooked wrote:
But I'm gonna try and meet them tonight. Or just talk. Anything, really, since we haven't talked in a while.

rechterduim omhoog met knipoog


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PostPosted: Mon 19 Apr, 2010  Reply with quote

Bleh. I was so tired last night that I told B/J/E that I didn't feel like talking and went straight to bed. Then this morning I kept phasing in and out of dream/reality and I couldn't tell which was which.

So I just slept and ignored everything. Although I swear once I saw either Bobby or Jack in human form in one of the short dreams.

But I'm definitely doing CALD tonight. I feel confident.

And I will definitely be hearing some Bobby monologue tomorrow in History. He hasn't had a chance to properly insult my sadistic teacher yet, and I want to hear what he has to say.


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PostPosted: Sat 24 Apr, 2010  Reply with quote

To all: ^^; Terribly sorry for the late reply! It's quite rude of me, and I have no excuse. I again hope that everyone has had some good experiences since they last posted!

Colors: Hey! C: It's good you have the scenario thought out-- But perhaps it may not go quite exactly as planned, but that just makes it more fun C: . Did you end up successfully making contact?

Teraflare8866: I find it exciting that you can more vividly experience your characters in a hypnagogic state C: I haven't had that benefit :P . How has character interaction been going? Have you gotten back into your LDing streak?

Crooked: Hey! ^^ It's great to see you back, I've been wondering where you've been! How have the boys been? I've been curious! C:


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PostPosted: Sun 25 Apr, 2010  Reply with quote

Talon Arana wrote:

Teraflare8866: I find it exciting that you can more vividly experience your characters in a hypnagogic state C: I haven't had that benefit tounge2 . How has character interaction been going? Have you gotten back into your LDing streak?


Character interaction has been going well for me, been talking to my characters as usual. As for LDs, I'm not in a dry spell but I'm not in a hotspot. When I become lucid, I seem to have extreme trouble staying in the dream. I've tried all forms of stabilisation techniques, I've even stayed calm but no matter what the dream is extremely blurry.


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PostPosted: Thu 29 Apr, 2010  Reply with quote

Yet another beneficial side effect. The other day I woke up for a WBTB session and could only hazily remember my previous dream. I normally just lay still and try to think of it, but this time I decided to ask The Doctor (Second) for help. With his help I could remember almost the entire thing. I tried again last night and it worked just as well again.


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PostPosted: Fri 30 Apr, 2010  Reply with quote

I am currently thinking up a dream character...Going by my minds eye and all that. Got good on how she looks...Not bad on how she acts...Sorry if i missed it (which i probably did) but how would i incorperate her into my dreams?


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PostPosted: Fri 30 Apr, 2010  Reply with quote

Has any of you ever really wanted to meet up with a character, but while lucid you found yourself too shy to go talk to him/her, in fear of being rejected ?

Damn that just happened to me last night ! I though I was confident and had stated clearly in my DJ what I wanted to do, but in the end my lack of confidence brings me in situation where other girls want to meet this character, and I think "if I go there as well, I'll look like a fool".

Hum...I should state in my DJ that I should remind me that I have full control in my dream and that things will just go well if I want to, lol ^^



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PostPosted: Sat 01 May, 2010  Reply with quote

Finally made it to 50 Lucids!

I've been talking to my characters. I tried to summon one of them in a dream but failed, unfortunately. Perhaps talking to them some more might help.
I'll visit some interesting locations tonight (still need to visit Lucid Crossroads and Astral Pulse Island) with my characters.

My dreams are becoming more stable, but are becoming slightly odd...and related. Related in the sense that they contain elements from an activity that I did quite a lot the previous day, and the dream the night after seems to be very slightly linked. Meaning, that if I talk to my characters it will carry over to the dream...I hope?


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PostPosted: Sat 01 May, 2010  Reply with quote

This is a neat idea, and actually one I've considered myself before, but I've never had the presence of mind in a LD to work out the agreement with the character I want to help me.

For the record, I have (from what I remember) three characters who have shown up multiple times, at least once in a LD:

Propellor (yes, that's what he told me his name was, and that's how it's spelled), who first appeared as a strangely authoritative figure in a ND. I think I encountered him briefly in a few other NDs, and once in a LD, though that was largely unproductive.

The anthropomorphic personification of Death, who originally showed up to give me a message in a ND and has since appeared several times when it's implied that I've died in a dream. He's the only character who's actually brought me to lucidity, though this was simply by appearing out of his usual context, thus making me suspicious of the situation.

Cell, who is the only one I "made" consciously, but who has developed into his own character over the course of several dreams (his personality is basically the same as how I imagined it, but for some reason when his hair started growing it grew in white and has stayed that way). Cell only appears in LDs, but is often hard to find, and other DCs don't seem to know who he is when I ask. It's Cell that I wanted to ask to make me lucid, but every time I find him I get distracted and forget.

So there you go. Maybe this will help me remember enough to actually ask him, so I'll be back here if I make any progress!


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PostPosted: Wed 05 May, 2010  Reply with quote

Teraflare8866: Hey! Congrats on the 50 mark C: It's terribly exciting to hear C: . Does that mean that you've conquered the clarity issue in your dreams? Did the character just not appear once you tried to summon them? It's a great that you're noticing personal dream trends-- I hope that conversing with them pulls them into a dream for you C: Has that happened since saturday?

Rhewin: Wow, The Doctor was able to dictate the dream back to you? Or otherwise, did he just conjure up the memories for you? That's really cool, actually C: . I'll certainly have to ask some of my characters for help in interesting dream recalls ^^ Any other interesting developments?

Opolious: Hey! I haven't seen you on this thread before, welcome C: . There are several ways of getting her into your dreams, one of which is setting the intention that you will meet her via dream before going to sleep. Basically, you can repeat statement to yourself about meeting the characters and becoming lucid (utilizing MILD), leaving it as the last thought in your mind, or you could incubate a scene to enter with her in it. Getting the character to assist you while doing this would be preferable, as well C:.

My favourite way of getting a character into a dream is to summon them once I become lucid (which may happen with help from the character pre-sleep). Hope that helps!

Colors: Sorry-- I've never personally had that experience. Why be so anxious? Your character, your mind, your dreamscape! The one place you can and should be fearless is within your own dreams. You're totally right that you have full control. So do what you like and have fun with it C: Next time you see your character in a dream, it'll be awesome C:

chamered_nautilus: Hey! Welcome C: You're very articulate, your post was interesting to read. Your characters fascinate me, and I'm intrigued to see what more may become of your characters and your interactions with them. How has progress been? Have you any desire to engage your characters IWL?


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PostPosted: Wed 05 May, 2010  Reply with quote

Colors wrote:
Has any of you ever really wanted to meet up with a character, but while lucid you found yourself too shy to go talk to him/her, in fear of being rejected ?

*** that just happened to me last night ! I though I was confident and had stated clearly in my DJ what I wanted to do, but in the end my lack of confidence brings me in situation where other girls want to meet this character, and I think "if I go there as well, I'll look like a fool".


I can definitely sympathize with you, but so far Crystal is the only character I've tried to find, and I've had little luck with her. If I found her, though, I know her well enough from IWL conversations that I'm sure I wouldn't be shy around her. Heck, from some of the dreams I've had before with her, I doubt that's possible anymore.

Oh, before I forget, you should drop that dream into the CALD DJ!

EDIT: Oh, and while I'm thinking about it, you should try talking to the character when you wake up from something like this and see what they have to say about it.


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PostPosted: Wed 05 May, 2010  Reply with quote

Well hi, Talon ^^ . It's a little hard to describe. It's like he was searching my memories for me. I'm not really sure what all was involved, we just found he could do it. I've found it also helps to discuss my dreams with him during WBTB. I guess it just get me thinking about my dreams again. Still, it's all in the spirit of CALD.

Other than that he and the Third Doctor have managed to keep from killing each other. I'm waiting for a good LD where I remember to summon the Third. I still have yet to see him in the real world. It's kind of trippy because he technically has gone through all of the experiences I and the Second have (time travel, you know). I wonder what effect, if any, that will have.



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