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Faith42
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PostPosted: Tue 08 Oct, 2013  Reply with quote

20. Faith
    Personal Goal: successfully use a dream clock again (for dream-time extension)
    Desired Action: listen to some music (preferably nothing I've ever heard before?)
    Desired Setting: Aura (;
    Desired Form: a superhero draait namely someone like Zatanna or Hawkgirl maybe. Ooh a gender-bent Nightwing or Deadpool would be cool :3 who knows-- just a superhero (or villain maybe)


Ooof what a long while it's been since I've LDd... So I'm not sure what to put as an average time. Before I stopped I would usually set my dream clock to 14 hours because it was a comfortable amount of time for me-- basically a day in the dream. That way I'd have plenty of time, but never ware myself down at all. But honestly it took a while to get good with my dream clock so I would be surprised if my LDs were cut much shorter. My first LD was maybe an hour to an hour and a half long (I chained it, miraculously)? So maybe that would be a good base... But it could have dropped past that from general lack of motivation meh anyways, hope to get back into things again and am excited to see how this all works out draait


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PostPosted: Tue 08 Oct, 2013  Reply with quote

We've filled 20 spots in record time! If there are any stragglers that still want to join, please let me know — I know that some people didn't get a chance to log into the forum between the last LC ending and this one filling.

In any case, I'll put up the first task in the afternoon my time (GMT -4).



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Faith42 wrote:
Desired Form: a superhero draait namely someone like Zatanna or Hawkgirl maybe. Ooh a gender-bent Nightwing or Deadpool would be cool :3 who knows-- just a superhero (or villain maybe)


Rule 63.. in your dreams? Oh, and I can imagine a gender-bent Deadpool. Please.. I want to read that dream. tounge2

Oh.. and you've had 14 hour dreams????

*Scipio doesn't recall reading about it in you DJ... He actually doesn't recall your DJ at all! sadblauw

Thorn wrote:
In any case, I'll put up the first task in the afternoon my time (GMT -4).


WOOOOOOOOO! :3



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PostPosted: Tue 08 Oct, 2013  Reply with quote

Faith42 wrote:
20. Faith

    Desired Form: a superhero draait namely someone like Zatanna or Hawkgirl maybe. Ooh a gender-bent Nightwing or Deadpool would be cool :3 who knows-- just a superhero (or villain maybe)



Deadpool & Nightwing fan as well huh? Nice. Surprised to see Nightwing listed, I believe he's often overlooked, and Deadpool heh simply awesome sums that up. These 'll be interesting reads indeed. Welcome back.

@Thorn Heh a record indeed. Someone is gonna be pretty busy, keep an eye on that dream time.

@Scipio That avi..Heh nice..

*Koharo takes his usual spot under the tree awaiting the first task...



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PostPosted: Tue 08 Oct, 2013  Reply with quote

Heheh thanks guys :3 You could say I'm a little excited for the superhero one wink5

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PostPosted: Tue 08 Oct, 2013  Reply with quote

Three posts here: this one has the task, while the next two have optional, bonus exercises. Read them all! Also, here will be the official scoreboard!

Task 1: Power Up!

Okay, let's get started! As many people from LD4all's chat already know, the theme of this LC is dream control, and we'll start dealing with that right away.

Dream control isn't just about using sheer willpower to twist the dream as you see fit. It's also about using some trickery. Everybody has schemata defined by their experiences, and we can use them to do something small in-dream that will lead to something big. A popular schema can be observed in the "lucid pill": we "know" that the pill will give us some ability or makes the lucid dream more stable or clear, and thus instead of creating the ability or changing the entire dream, we need only summon the tiny pill, swallow it, and let the schema handle the rest.

Your first task is to take advantage of such things. Drawing from things you've seen in television, video games, literature, or even in your own imagination or in past dreams, create/find/summon an object that changes you or bestows an ability upon you. Maybe it gives you a superpower, maybe it changes your shape and/or size, maybe it lets you access a world parallel to our own… whatever you desire, "know" that the object will grant it.

To prevent any abuse of an arbitrary distinction being made in this task, some definitions are being set. We define an "object" as some solid, liquid, or gas with which you can interact, whether it comes out of your pocket or from thin air; we'll exclude visible magic spells, futuristic laser beams, drawing from spiritual forces, etc. for now and get back to such things in future tasks. We define an "empowering" object as one that gives you an ability and doesn't require you to keep a hold of it, e.g., Mario touches a Super Mushroom and doubles in size as the mushroom ceases to be — he doesn't need to keep contact with a mushroom to maintain his size. An object that you keep on your person is defined as one that is portable and must be taken with you to use its power, e.g., if you have a magic watch that stops time in your dreams, the watch needs to be on your person to use it. Objects that can be both empowering and kept will be considered to be kept if there is any aspect that must be physically kept with you for continued use.

The following points can be earned only once:
  • Create/find/summon an object that empowers you on touch or by consumption: 20 points
  • Utilize the above object and experience an effect: 20 points
  • Create/find/summon an object that you keep on your person from which you can draw power or with which you can affect your dream in an unrealistic way: 20 points
  • Draw power from or affect your dream with the above object and experience an effect: 20 points
The following points can be earned once per object after your first object of a type:
  • Recreate ALL of the effects from empowering objects from prior Task 1 attempts (optionally WITHOUT recreating the objects), then successfully use new empowering objects: 10 points per new object
  • Find that ALL of the objects you kept on your person in previous Task 1 attempts are STILL on your person, recreate ALL of their effects, and then acquire new objects to keep on your person and experience their effects: 10 points per new object
As you can see, you may be able to earn the "only once" points in your first dream very easily if your dream control is good. The dreams after that are worth less and will require an extra action every time they are repeated, so everybody can score well but only the good LDers will get a few steps ahead before Task 2!



Current LD goal(s): Get back into good LDing habits


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PostPosted: Tue 08 Oct, 2013  Reply with quote

Bonus: Group Incubation

By popular request, Group Incubation will be an option for many tasks this LC. It will be worth points, but will not be required at any point (as there will be repeatable options in most tasks for people that do not want to work in a group). Check your PM inbox for a link to instructions and a multi-user document for planning!



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PostPosted: Tue 08 Oct, 2013  Reply with quote

Bonus: LD Idea Generator script

Some people noticed that the structure of the sign-up sheet was similar to that of a script I've run in the LD4all chat room for a while. Indeed, the script itself will give bonus tasks that last for only one day each and will be posted here (you don't pick your own). As the script randomly picks a dream action, setting, and form, the odds of getting anything coherent are slim. However, in the interest of participant-controlled difficulty, I will award 30 points anytime you complete such a task! If you see the script spit out something reasonable, be sure to jump on the opportunity!

Today's nonsense from the script:
<Eilatan> !idea
<Thorn> Eilatan, in your next LD, you should do a disco-style dance while in a subway tunnel and in the form of a statue!

You don't have to be Eilatan, of course, but if you (agaisnt all odds) manage the rest before the next randomly generated idea is made tomorrow, the points are yours!



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PostPosted: Tue 08 Oct, 2013  Reply with quote

If you would not mind taking a straggler, i would really love to sign up.

Muccy ( 10 seconds)
Personal Goal: Juggle 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4riZDG6whg
Desired Action: Fus Ro Dah
Desired Setting: A beach.
Desired Form: A God.



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PostPosted: Tue 08 Oct, 2013  Reply with quote

^ You're in! Best of luck to you, god-in-training. I hear ambrosia is delicious.

For all participants, notice that I removed the word "expected" from the task, as Lumessence brought up the possibility of receiving a surprise from a DC and not knowing its effect. I think that many people would find a surprise more difficult, but it's not something I meant to forbid, so I've corrected the wording.



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PostPosted: Tue 08 Oct, 2013  Reply with quote

Hey, when did this start? I didn't see a date? I can't remember the contestant limit either, haha.

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Desired Action: fight the witch that beat me last time
Desired Setting: the mall with the theater
Desired Form: Wolf

Personal goal: win a fight, not just get in more hits like normal, either KO, death, or give up.




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^ I was wondering where you were, heh. The contestant limit is usually 20, but since we reached that limit in record time, I removed the limit altogether to be fair to people like you that haven't had a chance to even see this topic. Welcome aboard! You still need to give a personal goal, though; it should be something that's important to you that you think merits points just for getting it done. The other parts of the sign-up will be used next week for Task 2.


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PostPosted: Tue 08 Oct, 2013  Reply with quote

muccy wrote:

Desired Form: A God.


Hmm... if he can choose the desired form "a god". can i choose "mortal" as mine? tounge2



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^ If you're a goddess in dreams normally, then I guess I really should allow it, but I have to say no. His is uplifting; he could actually feel more powerful or even look more impressive if done. Yours is the antithesis of our theme of "dream control", though... it has a sense that you want to be powerless and at the whims of the dream, which is not what we're after.


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Thorn wrote:
^ If you're a goddess in dreams normally, then I guess I really should allow it, but I have to say no. His is uplifting; he could actually feel more powerful or even look more impressive if done. Yours is the antithesis of our theme of "dream control", though... it has a sense that you want to be powerless and at the whims of the dream, which is not what we're after.


This is true. But even if you'd let me put that there, it'd permanently deprive me of those possible points. Gaining power is possible. Losing it on purpose... not so much.

And yes, Ambrosia is very delicious. Especially grown in your garden rather than bought. Though we grew way too much this year, and ended up passing them out to our neighbors.



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