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PostPosted: Sun 04 May, 2014  Reply with quote

3 lucid dreams again last night, 2 short and 1 medium.

In the medium one, I saw a guy riding a ride-on lawnmower, so I used telekinesis to lift him off the tractor and throw him into the grass. Satisfied that I had completed another task, I tried to smash the lawnmower with my bare hands. Unfortunately, I don't remember whether I actually smashed it or not.

Also, not sure if this will count or not, but it happened in the same LD. I attempted the shapeshifter task for this week and made myself fatter. I was able to enlarge my arms and stomach/hips/waist area to be larger and fatter. It jiggled a little when I walked, and while I didn't feel heavier, it did seem to affect my balance and I felt kind of wobbly. When it faded, I did it again for a second time. I'm not sure if it has to be all over the body, but those areas took up a good chunk of my body, so I thought that it probably would count.

As for the exercise task, what sort of exercise counts? Is it only things like walking, running, or playing a sport? Or can things like jumping out of a car and rolling count as well? I assume it is the former case, but if the second case counts, then I also did that in my LD last night. And, if my suspicions are correct and the former case is only what counts, then would jogging in place for a couple seconds count?



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PostPosted: Sun 04 May, 2014  Reply with quote

This will be a long post, so bear with me, everybody.

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First, I need to address everybody's point claims.

Oleg, I'm happy to see you lucid dreaming again. smile

Wyvern, I'm sorry to hear that you did it before the Team Dream was finalized, as it seems that pizza won by one vote. I'm ending this post by essentially asking everybody if you and drd should get the points and asking if this should set a precedent for any future incidents. It's also a shame that I can't give the Shapeshifter Team Dream points, as my Shapeshifter sign-up was just a sample; you'll need to get Scipio, James, or HeadInTheClouds involved. confused That said, I can definitely award the non-team points. Given the four people involved, all I can say is that I was right; doodling is good for dream incubation! The most I was expecting out of the Shapeshifter subtask was the word "interesting", so to also see it described as "fun" was a surprise. :D

drd, as I just told Wyvern, I'll end this post asking about the latest Team Dream. As I said in chat, I can't give "grow muscles or become a strong creature" points just for getting taller, as it doesn't fit either condition. You'll get points for one long LD with a chaining bonus for the period of non-lucidity, as it sounds like it was one dream. I'll let the tug-of-war count as an event as well because you were at a party, and my definition of event was "having a sizable audience". Congrats on all of the points you earned, and don't forget that you can give me another personal goal to complete for 25 points.

Siiw, a restaurant that happens to have decorations looking like over-sized food seems like a bit of a stretch for visiting a setting based on gigantic food, but I'll count it. I had things in mind more like Candy Land or the gingerbread house from Hansel and Gretel, but your dream did fit, so you get points. smile

Hodge_Podge, you didn't give me a length for that LD, so I marked it as medium. If this should be changed, tell me. Congrats on the LD!

HeadInTheClouds, your fat definitely counts! I expected that many people would only think to focus on the stomach and/or hips, so it's nice to see that you thought about the arms as well. For exercising, I'm looking for an activity that is done with short, repeated reps that is done for the sake of exercising; running someplace just to get from A to B won't count for the task, but running in place or running because you do so for the sake of exercising will count. My first instinct for this task was for people to do calesthenics such as push-ups, sit-ups, jumping jacks, and running in place. For the most part, I just ask that people do things "in the spirit of the task" instead of trying to fit task points to things they did while lucid without aiming for the task (NDs being a bit of an exception, of course). So, no, I wouldn't count jumping from a car as exercise, as most people wouldn't make that jump for the sake of exercise. Congrats on your task points, though!

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Next, I need to confirm the two Team Dreams that haven't been made yet.

The Action team ultimately decided by a narrow margin to use pizza as their junk food of choice (which is why I need to have the final section of this post). The Traveler team didn't tell me anything this week, so the only input I got was Siiw mentioning in IRC that she'd prefer to visit a restaurant with a teammate instead of a land of gigantic food; the Traveler team will thus need to visit a restaurant with a teammate. As always, teams can get 30 points for doing their planned dreams with a teammate, and other teams can get 15 points for meeting a member of the planning team and having the planned dream.

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Finally, we had two people finish a Team Dream this morning just before it was actually decided, which deserves to be discussed.

Given Wyvern and drd's situation, I want to ask a question about it to all LC participants, with a bit of weight given to responses from those not on their team to make it less self-serving. If somebody does the Team Dream before it's decided—not before the task itself, but between the task post and the Team Dream creation deadline—should points be awarded once the decision is made and turns out to be what the dreamer did? The 48 hour deadline was given to minimize the amount of times this should happen, but we have some proficient lucid dreamers that can attack tasks quickly. If we count it, we run the risk of people changing the Team Dream just to match previous dreams for team and individual points, but if we don't, we're essentially putting a temporary lock-out on an aspect of the task. Give me some opinions, guys.

EDIT: Talking in chat, the prevailing opinion is "no, don't count it", even from the people who would get points. Therefore, I won't count it.

I've updated the scores with all of the most likely points. I'm really happy to see so many lucid dreams and so many points being scored this LC!



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PostPosted: Sun 04 May, 2014  Reply with quote

I ate some pizza! It was kindof a weird white pizza. I don't recall the taste... And there was something about biting someone's clothes...

we were talking about trying to find some kind of special rune. i guess it had to do with a game? i thought you had to do a special task to get it, so i hadn't gotten it yet. but then someone told me all you had to do was go to the area and touch it.

so we both went there, and they touched it with their shirt. for some weird reason i wanted to see what it tasted like (it kindof seemed like it was a frosting that stuck to their clothes, so i grabbed their shirt and bit down on it. I didn't swallow anything, but just tasted that... i guess that doesn't count though?

but it was all ND unfortunately...


for the team dream question. im not sure about that. because really what if it turns out not to be the team dream? also, it gives people an extra night to accomplish a task, more than they should have.



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PostPosted: Sun 04 May, 2014  Reply with quote

Loah, you were so close to the points for eating clothing; I do need you to actually eat some, including swallowing a bite. You do get points for eating junk food, though; a shame you don't remember the taste. sadblauw

I updated Loah's score and have been collecting some opinions on the early Team Dream situation. Talking in chat, the prevailing opinion is "no, don't count it", even from the people who would get points. Therefore, I won't count it.



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PostPosted: Sun 04 May, 2014  Reply with quote

I don't think we should get points for completing the team dream. I think it should only count after the final decision has been posted in the forum.


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PostPosted: Mon 05 May, 2014  Reply with quote

Huge journal entry today.

In the first LD, I remembered the LC and started eating raw sugar candy canes which started turning me into an anthro Panda. There was a bit of weight gain but I dont think it quite hit it's full potential as it ended a tad too soon. Was very detailed though. This one was probably around two minutes.

In the second LD, I again remembered the LC and was successful in summoning both Headintheclouds and Scipio (a first I might add). I told them about the LC and tried to summon a pile of burgers which didn't work out. There was a lot of other activity/detail in this one and it lasted at least 15 minutes which is rather lengthy for my LDs. smile


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PostPosted: Mon 05 May, 2014  Reply with quote

Another short LD.


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PostPosted: Mon 05 May, 2014  Reply with quote

james_uk2008, from what little I know about Minecraft, I can mark the Enderdragon as a strong creature for Task 2. The chubby panda qualifies for Task 3 as well. Congrats on getting such a long LD, by the way!

HeadInTheClouds, noted and put in the scores.

I've updated the scores. There's a big gap between third and fourth; can anybody get over that hurdle?



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PostPosted: Tue 06 May, 2014  Reply with quote

I toyed with the idea of me dreaming, so I guess that's of note?

But honestly, I need to start putting effort into these things. I'm lagging behind and I don't like that.


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PostPosted: Tue 06 May, 2014  Reply with quote

^ Wondering or thinking you may be dreaming is worth 5 points, so it is of note! I've added the points to your score. Also, that statement "I'm lagging behind and I don't like that"... statements like that are usually the ones that drive me back into LDing after I get lazy. I had a similar thought yesterday, acted on it, and became lucid this morning, so hopefully the same works for you!


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PostPosted: Tue 06 May, 2014  Reply with quote

I had a dream where I was morbidly obese. I don't recall much of it, but I recall my size well. I had so much fat that you could hide a car under it ( and it would be crushed). I was unable to move, I don't think my legs even touched the ground. I also didn't have a lot of clothing on...or my fat was covering it... overspannen


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PostPosted: Tue 06 May, 2014  Reply with quote

^ As I said in chat, your ND produced more fat than everybody else's LDs. Maybe that's an accomplishment...? As you physically couldn't move, I'll give the points for the attempt at moving; I can't fault your dream for going well beyond what was expected, right?

Also, I had a medium-length LD, posted here, in which I visited a fast-food restaurant and fattened up. I attempted my personal goal but failed. I know I can't earn points as the LC's host, but it's a force of habit for me to post LC dreams in here. :D My score would be a measly 275 points if I counted everything I did from the start of the LC until now. I admittedly didn't attempt tasks in the first five of my six LDs during this LC, but it's interesting to see how far behind I actually would be! I don't imagine I'd be in the top three if I had actually been trying the entire time!

I've updated the scores.



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PostPosted: Tue 06 May, 2014  Reply with quote

Had a short LD. Tried to summon Wyvern and failed. Thought about other team members, and then faded back into another ND.


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PostPosted: Tue 06 May, 2014  Reply with quote

^ Small failures like that happen to the best of us. Better luck next time! I've given you the points for the short LD.


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PostPosted: Wed 07 May, 2014  Reply with quote

Not lucid, but I TRIED lifting up a car at a point...

...however, I'm not sure whether lifting it up a few centimetres for a split-second counts. Probably not, but hey. I can try.

Edit: Wait, it wasn't 'anchored' or 'rooted'. Big whopping never mind, then. :I


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