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Character Assisted Lucid Dreaming - CALD Part IV

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G. atlanticus
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

Any chance I can get into this too? I've been meaning to get into CALD for quite a while. *feels like a little n00b* opzekop

I have two prominent characters right now, both of whom have appeared in my dreams.

Shehlow: A female demi-dragon. Forest green. I've known her for atleast four years. Sarcastic and curses a lot, but full of love. Tends to read over my shoulder and make random comments about our spiraling society.

"Theo": A male Burmese python (dark morph). I'm still trying to settle on a good name, but Theo serves as a good nickname for now. A fairly new character, only about 8 days old, but has already appeared in a lucid dream. Easy-going nature. Very patient.

I hope it's not a big deal that my characters aren't... human. I've tried human characters and it just doesn't work out. I had a long-time character,a girl named Rodevian, but the problem was that I wanted her to be exactly like me. I've tried letting human characters just "come to me" but I guess I've read too much fantasy, because they always turn out to be shape-shifters, and then completely animals after a while.



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Talon Arana
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

Hey there hunaynay!
Haha, welcome to CALD, if you you want to join :3

It's not a problem at all if your characters aren't human! In the original tutorial, it was (briefly) discused that ANYTHING can be concidered a characters as long as a personality applies :P (Even objects)

Your characters sound well off in personality XD It'd be cool for introduction and progress reports if you chose to gave them! :D

At the very least, none of my main characters are "humans" XD
Feel welcome, and if you need help, post up! :D

~Happy Days
Tal :3


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Mecha
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PostPosted: Tue 29 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

Sai: None of us are humans either.

Morph: *joking tone* So that's why we haven't been able to give Mecha any LDs yet.


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Talon Arana
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PostPosted: Wed 30 Apr, 2008  Reply with quote

Hahaha XD

Talon: Completely Agree, totally. *laughs*

D: Lacking in amount of hours to sleep as of late, so I haven't practiced the lucidity-bit of CALD in awhile. Hoping a break will come along soon when a calm period will let me jump back into lucids ^^~
Always moving along with character development though! Get your friends with characters together, expose your characters to all that they can! XD
It might not all be pleasent, but new experiences always help growth one way or another D:
^^~


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PostPosted: Thu 01 May, 2008  Reply with quote

Hi all, I'm back in business, see the Character Chat topic for my return to this interesting subject. ;D

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PostPosted: Fri 02 May, 2008  Reply with quote

Haha, :3 wonderful to have you back :3

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PostPosted: Thu 08 May, 2008  Reply with quote

Wow, looks like I've got a lot of reading to do. This thread and the previous ones seems very interesting. Guess I'll start at the first. *grabs some popcorn*

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PostPosted: Thu 08 May, 2008  Reply with quote

Two quick questions Talon.

My first post I made was asking other members here what they thought of and if they ever experienced recurring dream characters that displayed more than the average intelligence and became friends with them. So you created these characters from scratch? Would you mind sharing you opinions on the topic of "special" dream characters in my thread?

Haven't read too much of the first thread, but from what I have read and the short tutorial you provided, I may be wrong, but it seems that you "talk" to your created dream characters while you're awake and give them something to say. Please tell me this isn't the case and whenever you interact with them is when you dream.

Cheers.


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PostPosted: Fri 09 May, 2008  Reply with quote

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Haven't read too much of the first thread, but from what I have read and the short tutorial you provided, I may be wrong, but it seems that you "talk" to your created dream characters while you're awake and give them something to say. Please tell me this isn't the case and whenever you interact with them is when you dream.


Actually, anyone who's created a character should also be able to interact with it while they're awake also, after all, most of the creative process happens while you're awake. Some even let their characters interact with each other in the playground's character chats.


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PostPosted: Fri 09 May, 2008  Reply with quote

If anything other than using it for trying to LD I find it quite a fun and interesting subject.

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Talon Arana
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PostPosted: Sat 10 May, 2008  Reply with quote

Sorry for the late reply, it's been quite hectic!

Actually though, NewReality, Indigo and Luke have my opinion down on day-life interaction quite well :3
It IS true that characters are created from scratch, and that my interaction with them is mainly out of dreams.
If you'd like to think of it as such, "simulating" interaction with my characters is helpful in their development, at least early on. I personally prefer stories that are character-driven, with highly realistic mannerisms in their figures depicted.

I try to stress the point that the perception of physical reality should never be mixed with the non-physical planes :C. However, many successful manga artists with (I personally find) AMAZINGLY appealing character mannerisms, (such as the creator of Bleach) find that treating character as you would real people stops the inhibitions making them puppet-like. If you want the exact quote, I can shovel through my shonen jumps, but I don' think it necessary XD.

I don't interact directly much with my characters on a constant basis anymore, Indigo is quite right in that some let their characters interact with others-- Mostly I observe interaction between my characters and my friend's.

For the most part, CALD almost seems to have become a character development tech. with lucid dreaming applications (that I've noticed most users have less interest in XD) with others to interact with as a part of the process of making the refined.

I'll be searching up your thread now! :3

Happy lucids, and sorry for the late reply again guys!

~Tal


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PostPosted: Sat 10 May, 2008  Reply with quote

I wish I met more people in my dreams. The only people there are usually people I know IRL, or random DCs who I don't know very well and play a part in one dream and are never seen again....

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PostPosted: Sat 10 May, 2008  Reply with quote

I used to run a Roleplay community a couple of years back, and I was thinking of taking my character from that community and use as my character for this technique since I know him so well. I was also thinking of recreating some of the other characters from that community too, could be a nice reuinion ^^
So here it is
Name: Unknown (He was referred to as 'The source of wisdom' tounge2 For now he'll just be called 'Sours', more humane than Source)
He's a centaur, a powerful one. He carries a staff and wisdom and knowledge about almost all things. In person he is very calm, and he never has any doubts on what is the right call. He has a deep spiritual connection, and even though he might seem very boring and slow... he is not tounge2
He wants to appear harsh, but once you get to know him he get's very friendly and eased.

I'm not all clear on this technique, what would be my next step?


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PostPosted: Sun 11 May, 2008  Reply with quote

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I may be wrong, but it seems that you "talk" to your created dream characters while you're awake and give them something to say.

Some might do that, and I think most do at first, but that just makes them puppets. When I interact with them I let them do the talking, not me. (in fact they tend to get annoyed if I start putting words in their mouth, which is unfortunately fairly easy to slip into at times)




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PostPosted: Sun 11 May, 2008  Reply with quote

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I'm not all clear on this technique, what would be my next step?

Just talking to him is a good place to start. Like any other LDing technique it helps to practice regularly.


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