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Are you interested in dreaming? Want to dream lucidly, discuss techniques, improve your recall, or take steps towards reducing nightmares? Just want to share and read or grab a custom badge? This is the new, improved hub for all things dreaming!


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[center][b]Joining In • [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123#post_36837191]Pinglist & Raffle[/url] • [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123#post_36837195]Forms[/url] • [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123#post_36837198]Resources[/url] • [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123#post_36837200]Buddies & Banners[/url][/b][/center] [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/7ez8rje.png[/img][/url] [size=5]Joining In[/size] ----- [columns][LIST] [*][size=4]There's an optional [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123#post_36837195]introduction form[/url], if you like. [*][size=4]If you add yourself to the [url=https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xeE16b0dit2Qg5mIeJMjEhTTOKzCKyjTalCq-NvdWXU/edit?usp=sharing]pinglist[/url], you'll get a daily reminder to record your dreams--the most important step in working with them! [*][size=4]Each day, write down anything you can remember, even if it's just emotions or glimpses of images. If you don't remember anything, write "no recall" or similar.[/LIST][nextcol][color=transparent]__[/color][img]https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/flightrising/images/7/7f/Sparkle_Nymph.png[/img] [/columns] [columns][img]https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/flightrising/images/b/b9/Cinder_Nymph.png[/img][color=transparent]__[/color][nextcol][LIST][*][size=4]If you're comfortable, post what you wrote to this thread! Consider using the [url=https://oriwritesaplugin.github.io/FR-Miscellany/dreamsig.html] form[/url]. You can use it to request interpretation and discussion, if you like. [*][size=4]If you haven't been pinged by 8:00 FR time, please send the ping! <3 [*][size=4]Once you've recorded 7 dreams and/or "no recall"s, you can [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123#post_36837195]request a custom badge[/url]! [*][size=4]Beyond that, feel free to discuss dreams in general, other folks' dreams (if they've specified they're okay with that), whatever's topical.[/LIST][/columns] [b]Lucid Dreaming[/b] [img]https://i.imgur.com/nSTdg6R.png[/img] ----- Lucid dreaming is dreaming while you're aware that you're in a dream, which allows you to take control. It's a bit like daydreaming, but orders of magnitude more intense. You can fly, explore the oceans, whatever you imagine. Unlike daydreaming, the intensity of sensation will be near that of real life. Once you've recorded enough dreams to get a feel for any recurring themes, start doing "reality checks". This means that, during your waking life, you do something to make sure you're still awake. The idea is to make it a habit so you do it automatically in a dream, and to associate it with something likely to happen in the dream. After that, there's a [i]huge[/i] number of techniques to make lucidity easier, some of which you can find in the [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123#post_36837198]resources[/url] section. Be sure to share your goal so we can cheer you on! [right][img]https://i.imgur.com/MDZ3rVU.png[/img] [b]Nightmare Reduction[/b][/right] ----- First, an important note: some nightmares, especially intense or recurring ones with obvious roots in reality, may be worth talking to a professional about. This is more for handling incidental nightmares. Be aware that high dream recall can be upsetting at first, since you'll be remembering more nightmares, but that in time it [i]will[/i] help you control them. Consider how you want to approach things. You can passively try to reduce your nightmares by meditating before bedtime, improving sleep hygiene, and identifying trends. You can actively tackle them with lucid dreaming and general dream manipulation. All these possibilities are further outlined in the [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123#post_36837198]resources[/url] section. No matter your choice, consider sharing your goals in the thread!
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  • There's an optional introduction form, if you like.

  • If you add yourself to the pinglist, you'll get a daily reminder to record your dreams--the most important step in working with them!

  • Each day, write down anything you can remember, even if it's just emotions or glimpses of images. If you don't remember anything, write "no recall" or similar.
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  • If you're comfortable, post what you wrote to this thread! Consider using the form. You can use it to request interpretation and discussion, if you like.

  • If you haven't been pinged by 8:00 FR time, please send the ping! <3

  • Once you've recorded 7 dreams and/or "no recall"s, you can request a custom badge!

  • Beyond that, feel free to discuss dreams in general, other folks' dreams (if they've specified they're okay with that), whatever's topical.



Lucid Dreaming nSTdg6R.png
Lucid dreaming is dreaming while you're aware that you're in a dream, which allows you to take control. It's a bit like daydreaming, but orders of magnitude more intense. You can fly, explore the oceans, whatever you imagine. Unlike daydreaming, the intensity of sensation will be near that of real life.

Once you've recorded enough dreams to get a feel for any recurring themes, start doing "reality checks". This means that, during your waking life, you do something to make sure you're still awake. The idea is to make it a habit so you do it automatically in a dream, and to associate it with something likely to happen in the dream. After that, there's a huge number of techniques to make lucidity easier, some of which you can find in the resources section. Be sure to share your goal so we can cheer you on!

MDZ3rVU.png Nightmare Reduction

First, an important note: some nightmares, especially intense or recurring ones with obvious roots in reality, may be worth talking to a professional about. This is more for handling incidental nightmares.

Be aware that high dream recall can be upsetting at first, since you'll be remembering more nightmares, but that in time it will help you control them. Consider how you want to approach things. You can passively try to reduce your nightmares by meditating before bedtime, improving sleep hygiene, and identifying trends. You can actively tackle them with lucid dreaming and general dream manipulation. All these possibilities are further outlined in the resources section. No matter your choice, consider sharing your goals in the thread!
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[Pinglist]

Self-editing Google Doc. If you haven't been pinged by 8:00 FR time, please do the ping yourself! It keeps us all motivated, and it also counts as an entry in the raffle.


[Raffle]

The raffle itself has to live in the raffle forum, but in general, you're earning tickets by participating in the group. You can earn some more tickets by bumping the raffle thread, if you like :)
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[Pinglist]

Self-editing Google Doc. If you haven't been pinged by 8:00 FR time, please do the ping yourself! It keeps us all motivated, and it also counts as an entry in the raffle.


[Raffle]

The raffle itself has to live in the raffle forum, but in general, you're earning tickets by participating in the group. You can earn some more tickets by bumping the raffle thread, if you like :)
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[center][b][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123#post_36837189]Joining In[/url] • [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123#post_36837191]Pinglist & Raffle[/url] • Forms • [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123#post_36837198]Resources[/url] • [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123#post_36837200]Buddies & Banners[/url][/b][/center] [size=5]Dream Sharing[/size] ----- This form (and every field in it) is optional! That said, I'd recommend at least doing the trigger warnings if you'd like other folks to read your dream. The "[b]good morning doodle[/b]" is the pixel image used in the daily post. There's a few different ones that rotate, and they each show a different dream. [center][size=5][url=https://oriwritesaplugin.github.io/FR-Miscellany/dreamsig.html][Generate Dream Form][/url][/center] [size=5]Badge Request[/size] ----- Once you've recorded 7 dreams (or "no recall"s) in the thread, you can request a custom badge! These are animated recolors of the dream sigils. Some examples: [center][img]https://i.imgur.com/OMNRRdH.gif[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/wjYcA48.gif[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/3zKzFMX.gif[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/aVX5CVA.gif[/img][/center] The last two are the same, but one is "faster" and one is "slower". Note that exact speed might vary a bit, since I need to balance it with the number of frames needed to transition a color smoothly. Though if you want one that just "blinks", I can do that on request :) [code][center][size=4][b]@Oranitha, I've earned a badge![/b][/size][/center] [b]Name:[/b] [b]Color 1:[/b] [b]Color 2:[/b] [b]Size:[/b] (normal/big) [b]Speed:[/b] (slower/faster)[/code] [quote][center][size=4][b]@Oranitha, I've earned a badge![/b][/size][/center] [b]Name:[/b] flight, freedom, exploration [b]Color 1:[/b] Purple [b]Color 2:[/b] Pink [b]Size:[/b] big [b]Speed:[/b] faster[/quote] [img]https://i.imgur.com/OMNRRdH.gif[/img] [size=5]Introduction[/size] ----- [code][center][size=4][b]Hello, dreamers![/b][/size][/center] [b]How long I've been at this:[/b] [b]My goal(s):[/b] [b]Things that show up a lot in my dreams:[/b] [b]A little bit about me:[/b] [/code] [size=1][size=1][size=1][size=1][color=transparent] Used with lucid dreaming and dream interpretation, this [i]much[/i] more intensive form lasts across dreams, and gets updated as you go. They're useful for finding patterns in your dreams; if you can identify patterns, you can train yourself to do reality checks and/or start to correlate them with life events. [b]Locations, General:[/b] [b]Locations, Specific:[/b] [b]Characters, General:[/b] [b]Characters, Specific:[/b] [b]Objects, General:[/b] [b]Objects, Specific:[/b] [b]Time Periods:[/b] [b]Events:[/b] [b]Concepts/Themes:[/b] [b]Self:[/b][/code] [b]Locations, General:[/b] Broad categories of locations, such as oceans, jungles, cities, or outer space [b]Locations, Specific:[/b] Locations you identify and revisit from dream to dream, such as a specific school or the catacombs under a certain fantasy city. [b]Characters, General:[/b] Broad categories of characters, such as rivals, civilians, soldiers, teacher-figures, messiahs, and scientists. [b]Characters, Specific:[/b] Characters you identify and meet in dreams, such as specific people from waking life, dream guides, literary characters, or a recurring arch-rival. [b]Objects, General:[/b] Classes of object that you encounter. For example, you might see a lot of insects, bombed-out buildings, flowers, or windchimes. [b]Objects, Specific:[/b] Objects that you can identify and find in dreams. For example, a specific rock that holds some importance, "your" wand, a sword that keeps coming back to you, or certain clothing. [b]Time Periods:[/b] The time periods in which your dreams tend to occur. Things like the past, near-past, present, near-future, future, far-future, the time of the dinosaurs, the time before the formation of the planets, the time after humans discover faster-than-light travel, etc. [b]Events:[/b] Events that keep happening in your dream. Maybe you get sent on a quest, or your location is bombed, or you meet an old friend. May be recurring plot elements. [b]Concepts/Themes:[/b] Broadest category, overlaps somewhat with the others. What abstract concepts are present in your dreams? Things like love, war, rebellion, friendship, loneliness, discovery [b]Self:[/b] How do you yourself typically appear in dreams? Examples include first-person, third-person, as yourself, as someone else, as a wizard, alien, dragon, etc. In case you prefer doing it by hand. Title for dream or short description [b]Trigger Warnings:[/b] [b]Discuss this dream?:[/b] [b]Have this dream interpreted?:[/b] [b]Nominate for a "Good morning" doodle?:[/b] (dream goes here) [b]Notes:[/b][/code] [b]SAMPLE: Confusing Grocery Run[/b][/center] [b]Trigger Warnings:[/b] None [b]Discuss this dream?:[/b] Yes [b]Have this dream interpreted?:[/b] No [b]Nominate for a banner?:[/b] (NOTE: This means Ora might draw this dream and add it to the rotating Good Morning banner) Yes Don't remember much, but I woke up in an absolutely bizarre grocery store. The meat (I think it was meat?) was all sorts of neon colors, and the shelves looked kind of like miniature buildings. When you walked down an aisle, it was like you were standing in a dense alleyway. It did end up turning into some sort of city--I met a dog-monster-thing that led me around, it was super friendly, but the dream ended before I could ask for its name. [b]Notes:[/b] I did go to the grocery story today, and the meat section smelled pretty weird.

Dream Sharing
This form (and every field in it) is optional! That said, I'd recommend at least doing the trigger warnings if you'd like other folks to read your dream.

The "good morning doodle" is the pixel image used in the daily post. There's a few different ones that rotate, and they each show a different dream.



Badge Request
Once you've recorded 7 dreams (or "no recall"s) in the thread, you can request a custom badge! These are animated recolors of the dream sigils. Some examples:
OMNRRdH.gifwjYcA48.gif3zKzFMX.gifaVX5CVA.gif

The last two are the same, but one is "faster" and one is "slower". Note that exact speed might vary a bit, since I need to balance it with the number of frames needed to transition a color smoothly. Though if you want one that just "blinks", I can do that on request :)
Code:
[center][size=4][b]@Oranitha, I've earned a badge![/b][/size][/center] [b]Name:[/b] [b]Color 1:[/b] [b]Color 2:[/b] [b]Size:[/b] (normal/big) [b]Speed:[/b] (slower/faster)
Quote:
@Oranitha, I've earned a badge!
Name: flight, freedom, exploration
Color 1: Purple
Color 2: Pink
Size: big
Speed: faster
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Introduction
Code:
[center][size=4][b]Hello, dreamers![/b][/size][/center] [b]How long I've been at this:[/b] [b]My goal(s):[/b] [b]Things that show up a lot in my dreams:[/b] [b]A little bit about me:[/b]

Used with lucid dreaming and dream interpretation, this much more intensive form lasts across dreams, and gets updated as you go. They're useful for finding patterns in your dreams; if you can identify patterns, you can train yourself to do reality checks and/or start to correlate them with life events.

Locations, General:
Locations, Specific:
Characters, General:
Characters, Specific:
Objects, General:
Objects, Specific:
Time Periods:
Events:
Concepts/Themes:
Self:[/code]

Locations, General: Broad categories of locations, such as oceans, jungles, cities, or outer space
Locations, Specific: Locations you identify and revisit from dream to dream, such as a specific school or the catacombs under a certain fantasy city.
Characters, General: Broad categories of characters, such as rivals, civilians, soldiers, teacher-figures, messiahs, and scientists.
Characters, Specific: Characters you identify and meet in dreams, such as specific people from waking life, dream guides, literary characters, or a recurring arch-rival.
Objects, General: Classes of object that you encounter. For example, you might see a lot of insects, bombed-out buildings, flowers, or windchimes.
Objects, Specific: Objects that you can identify and find in dreams. For example, a specific rock that holds some importance, "your" wand, a sword that keeps coming back to you, or certain clothing.
Time Periods: The time periods in which your dreams tend to occur. Things like the past, near-past, present, near-future, future, far-future, the time of the dinosaurs, the time before the formation of the planets, the time after humans discover faster-than-light travel, etc.
Events: Events that keep happening in your dream. Maybe you get sent on a quest, or your location is bombed, or you meet an old friend. May be recurring plot elements.
Concepts/Themes: Broadest category, overlaps somewhat with the others. What abstract concepts are present in your dreams? Things like love, war, rebellion, friendship, loneliness, discovery
Self: How do you yourself typically appear in dreams? Examples include first-person, third-person, as yourself, as someone else, as a wizard, alien, dragon, etc.

In case you prefer doing it by hand.

Title for dream or short description
Trigger Warnings:
Discuss this dream?:
Have this dream interpreted?:
Nominate for a "Good morning" doodle?:

(dream goes here)

Notes:[/code]

SAMPLE: Confusing Grocery Run[/center]
Trigger Warnings: None
Discuss this dream?: Yes
Have this dream interpreted?: No
Nominate for a banner?: (NOTE: This means Ora might draw this dream and add it to the rotating Good Morning banner) Yes

Don't remember much, but I woke up in an absolutely bizarre grocery store. The meat (I think it was meat?) was all sorts of neon colors, and the shelves looked kind of like miniature buildings. When you walked down an aisle, it was like you were standing in a dense alleyway. It did end up turning into some sort of city--I met a dog-monster-thing that led me around, it was super friendly, but the dream ended before I could ask for its name.

Notes: I did go to the grocery story today, and the meat section smelled pretty weird.
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Resources
This list is always growing. Please suggest more!


The Previous Thread
It's long dead, but it also reached 200 pages by the end. Lots of dreams on those dusty old pages!


Suspiciously Good Wikihow: Lucid Dreaming
I know the site's kind of a meme, but this is a great overview. They have a ton of techniques listed (pretty much all those worth talking about imo), so pick one to start with and work your way through! Personally I've had great results by waking up at around 3am, writing down a bit of a dream, then trying to return to it, but everyone's a little different.


Beginner-Friendly Guided Meditation and Lucid Dreaming Meditation
If you're new to meditation (or bad at it, like I am), that first link is GREAT. A proper guided meditation is much easier than dropping in all at once! That second link is a bit more suspect, but it's the least-suspect of the links on the subject that I found. Essentially, it's how to start applying your developing meditative skills to lucid dreaming.


Chatting with your Dreaming Mind
One of my two go-two techniques, I haven't found much about it in the literature. Basically, willpower is a huge part of recall and lucidity, and this is one method for boosting it, involving what's essentially a structured conversation with yourself.


Proper Sleep Hygiene
Sleep Hygiene is a "your mileage may vary" kind of thing. Some of these tips may seem painfully obvious, some may be things you straight-up can't do (ex: my apartment will never be quiet). Still, it's worth looking through to see if there's anything you can do to make the transition to sleep easier on yourself.


The Short Guide to Dream Interpretation and Identifying Dream Trends
Couldn't find an up-to-date, still-existing guide that didn't wander into ??? territory, so I'm doing a short writeup myself. So, every person has a rich internal language, a network of associations that draw from our personal experience. Some folks find zombies fun and exciting, some find them terrifying, etc. This makes generalized dream interpretation pretty difficult! But by identifying trends, we can sort pick up on these languages. This in turn allows us to make guesses about dreams, if only for fun.

Maybe you often dream of the mountains, but don't live near them in real life--that means that associating reality checks with mountains might be a good idea. The dreams about mountains are normally peaceful and feature loved ones who have moved on. Do mountains have some sort of meaning to you? It's a fun thought exercise, and yes, thinking about dreams increases recall even further!

Resources
This list is always growing. Please suggest more!


The Previous Thread
It's long dead, but it also reached 200 pages by the end. Lots of dreams on those dusty old pages!


Suspiciously Good Wikihow: Lucid Dreaming
I know the site's kind of a meme, but this is a great overview. They have a ton of techniques listed (pretty much all those worth talking about imo), so pick one to start with and work your way through! Personally I've had great results by waking up at around 3am, writing down a bit of a dream, then trying to return to it, but everyone's a little different.


Beginner-Friendly Guided Meditation and Lucid Dreaming Meditation
If you're new to meditation (or bad at it, like I am), that first link is GREAT. A proper guided meditation is much easier than dropping in all at once! That second link is a bit more suspect, but it's the least-suspect of the links on the subject that I found. Essentially, it's how to start applying your developing meditative skills to lucid dreaming.


Chatting with your Dreaming Mind
One of my two go-two techniques, I haven't found much about it in the literature. Basically, willpower is a huge part of recall and lucidity, and this is one method for boosting it, involving what's essentially a structured conversation with yourself.


Proper Sleep Hygiene
Sleep Hygiene is a "your mileage may vary" kind of thing. Some of these tips may seem painfully obvious, some may be things you straight-up can't do (ex: my apartment will never be quiet). Still, it's worth looking through to see if there's anything you can do to make the transition to sleep easier on yourself.


The Short Guide to Dream Interpretation and Identifying Dream Trends
Couldn't find an up-to-date, still-existing guide that didn't wander into ??? territory, so I'm doing a short writeup myself. So, every person has a rich internal language, a network of associations that draw from our personal experience. Some folks find zombies fun and exciting, some find them terrifying, etc. This makes generalized dream interpretation pretty difficult! But by identifying trends, we can sort pick up on these languages. This in turn allows us to make guesses about dreams, if only for fun.

Maybe you often dream of the mountains, but don't live near them in real life--that means that associating reality checks with mountains might be a good idea. The dreams about mountains are normally peaceful and feature loved ones who have moved on. Do mountains have some sort of meaning to you? It's a fun thought exercise, and yes, thinking about dreams increases recall even further!
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[center][b][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123#post_36837189]Joining In[/url] • [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123#post_36837191]Pinglist & Raffle[/url] • [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123#post_36837195]Forms[/url] • [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123#post_36837198]Resources[/url] • Buddies & Banners[/b][/center] [size=5]Sigil Pals[/size] ----- These dudes represent various themes and attributes a dream can have. Use the [url=https://oriwritesaplugin.github.io/FR-Miscellany/dreamsig.html]generator[/url] if you need more than one! The [b]rainbow version[/b] can be earned by completing its challenge. You can earn one per day and don't need to post "proof", ex: the writing you did for a writeup challenge, if it makes you uncomfortable...otherwise please do! <3 SPECIAL LAD: Picks one of the rest at random each time the page loads [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://sig.grumpybumpers.com/host/OriborosBuddy.gif[/img][/url] [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://sig.grumpybumpers.com/host/OriborosBuddy.gif[/img][/url][/code] [img]https://i.imgur.com/nSTdg6R.png[/img] [b]Flight[/b]: Take enough control in a lucid dream to do something of your choosing. Do a writeup, as detailed as you can, of what it felt like. [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/nSTdg6R.png[/img][/url][/code] [img]https://i.imgur.com/IXZhdwx.png[/img] [b]Shelter[/b]: Using a partially-recalled dream as your base, write an "ideal" dream. [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/IXZhdwx.png[/img][/url][/code] [img]https://i.imgur.com/4s6Iakb.png[/img] [b]Companionship[/b]: Discuss someone else's dream with them (they have to have "[b]Discuss[/b]" marked). [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/4s6Iakb.png[/img][/url][/code] [img]https://i.imgur.com/gciH2Oc.png[/img] [b]Alien[/b]: Imagine you're holding an object you saw in your dream. Focus on the weight, texture, and color; visualize it in your hand. Draw it if it helps, but it's not required. Before your next sleep, imagine you're holding it again, to the same degree of detail. [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/gciH2Oc.png[/img][/url][/code] [img]https://i.imgur.com/hCPXA5P.png[/img] [b]Combat[/b]: Rework the ending of a dream into something you'd prefer. [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/hCPXA5P.png[/img][/url][/code] [img]https://i.imgur.com/AkOZ5Yr.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/aAFpG5l.gif[/img] [b]Ocean[/b]: Draw something from a dream, anything you like! [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/AkOZ5Yr.png[/img][/url][/code] Rainbow: [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/aAFpG5l.gif[/img][/url][/code] [img]https://i.imgur.com/MDZ3rVU.png[/img] [b]Fear[/b]: End a dream early and write down how you did it. Even if it's "just" "I got surprised and woke up", that's great! [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/MDZ3rVU.png[/img][/url][/code] [img]https://i.imgur.com/kFfQCmO.png[/img] [b]Knowledge[/b]: Draw a map of an area you've seen, top-down if possible. Doesn't have to be detailed or colored or anything, just try to capture the layout. [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/kFfQCmO.png[/img][/url][/code] [img]https://i.imgur.com/qRcbzcW.png[/img] [b]Space[/b]: Go out at night (safely) and meditate under the stars. You don't have to sit down, just stand and empty your mind of everything but the night sky. If you live in an area with heavy light pollution, or you don't have a safe area to zone out while outdoors at night, perform any guided meditation of your choice instead (check Youtube). [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/qRcbzcW.png[/img][/url][/code] [img]https://i.imgur.com/mgso61R.png[/img] [b]Embarrasment[/b]: Have another dream after waking up from one. Best done in the middle of the night rather than morning, don't want to wake late! It's fine if you can't recall one/both, as long as you're pretty sure you dreamed. [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/mgso61R.png[/img][/url][/code] [img]https://i.imgur.com/flDElsB.png[/img] [b]Nature[/b]: Choose a night to really focus on self-care. Make yourself a cup of tea, spend [i]at least[/i] a half hour in quiet, maybe enjoy some favorite food. Write a "shortest duration" schedule beforehand (I will give myself no less than 15 minutes to meditate, etc). [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/flDElsB.png[/img][/url][/code] [img]https://i.imgur.com/v0pG4F0.gif[/img] [b]Sound[/b]: Choose a themesong for one dream in particular, then another you think captures the overarching feel of your recent dreams. That's all that's required for the badge, but a "dreaming playlist" is a great way to got focused before bed! [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/v0pG4F0.png[/img][/url][/code] [img]https://i.imgur.com/QMnIMdV.gif[/img] [b]Sorrow[/b]: Perform a dream interpretation for someone else (they have to have "[b]Interpret[/b]" marked). You can do it over PM if you prefer. [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/QMnIMdV.png[/img][/url][/code] [img]https://i.imgur.com/iyclcTv.gif[/img] [b]Secrecy[/b]: Partway between Rallying and Visualization, take your dream buddy for a stroll through an "idealized" dreamscape, showing them what your favorite sort of dream might look like. Do a little writeup yourself to remember. [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/iyclcTv.png[/img][/url][/code] [img]https://i.imgur.com/94eMM9c.gif[/img] [b]Destiny[/b]: Create a pitch for a dream as if it's a movie. Say a little about the protagonist, their difficulties, where they go from there and why the audience is gonna LOVE it, it's the opportunity of a lifetime, badda bing badda boom. There's a lot of sample pitches on Youtube if you'd like to see. [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/94eMM9c.png[/img][/url][/code] [img]https://i.imgur.com/wLHn5jk.png[/img] [b]Love[/b]: Do a writeup of a dream world as if prepping it to be a setting in a novel or game of D&D. Species, culture, climate, major location notes, etc. "The Jagged Cliffs is a small seaside nation whose populace dwell mostly in caves carved right into the rocky shoreline..." [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/wLHn5jk.png[/img][/url][/code] [img]https://i.imgur.com/7ez8rje.png[/img] [b]Monsters[/b]: Design a creature (write or draw) and use visualization to try to see it in a dream. You don't have to succeed to claim the badge, as long as you designed the creature and gave it an honest try. [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/7ez8rje.png[/img][/url][/code] [img]https://i.imgur.com/M1M3TbG.gif[/img] [b]Gore[/b]: Design a symbolic weapon or tool for dealing with "bad actors" in dreams. It doesn't have to be a sword or a staff! You might want a hose filled with gas that makes folks sleepy, a cute little brainslug buddy to latch onto them and calm them down, a living wall you can summon between you and them, whatever. [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/M1M3TbG.png[/img][/url][/code] [img]https://i.imgur.com/QxphrKe.png[/img][img]https://i.imgur.com/Q1cO6nv.gif[/img] [b]Powers[/b]: Create your own personal Reality Check and pick something to trigger it. Use it for at least a day (you can stop after that, if you like). Examples: "I will try to push my finger through my palm each time I walk outside," "I will focus intently on the numbers on my watch every 60 minutes." Pick a trigger that happens in your dreams. [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/QxphrKe.png[/img][/url][/code] [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/Q1cO6nv.gif[/img][/url][/code] [img]https://i.imgur.com/9C9oHu8.gif[/img] [b]Time[/b]: Chart your wake and sleep times for a week, maybe put them in the [b]Notes[/b] section. Try to normalize those times, if possible. You can work on this alongside any other badge, you just can't claim it the same day as another :) [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/9C9oHu8.png[/img][/url][/code] [img]https://i.imgur.com/FU8J6iH.gif[/img] [b]Lucidity[/b]: Complete all of the challenges above. [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/FU8J6iH.gif[/img][/url][/code] [img]https://i.imgur.com/096zTKj.gif[/img] [b]Limited Recall[/b]: Complete any of the challenges above. [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/096zTKj.gif[/img][/url][/code] [size=5]Old Icons[/size] ----- What we used on the previous thread, if you want to get retro. [img]http://i.imgur.com/BMgjNH5.png[/img] The shattered star indicates little to no dream recall. Perhaps you are aware you dreamed and forgot, or you know you were in a coffee shop or with a striped man, or maybe you're not even sure you dreamed! This is nothing to be ashamed of. [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/1596540][img]http://i.imgur.com/BMgjNH5.png[/img][/url][/code] [img]http://i.imgur.com/VazWZHy.png[/img] The first-level star indicates solid dream recall. You know the basics of the plot, some characters, some setting detail. You can describe the dream. [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/1596540][img]http://i.imgur.com/VazWZHy.png[/img][/url][/code] [img]http://i.imgur.com/VaATaEL.png[/img] The second-level star indicates excellent dream recall. You know this dream like a story, even if it doesn't progress logically from point A to point B. [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/1596540][img]http://i.imgur.com/VaATaEL.png[/img][/url][/code] [img]http://i.imgur.com/Sl2wq7H.png[/img] The third-level star indicates a lucid dream. You were aware you were dreaming and took control (or tried to take control). Congratulations! [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/1596540][img]http://i.imgur.com/Sl2wq7H.png[/img][/url][/code] [img]http://i.imgur.com/qN5JgGd.png[/img] The nightmare star indicates a bad dream, whether this is a nightmare, night terror, or some other episode. [code][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/1596540][img]http://i.imgur.com/qN5JgGd.png[/img][/url][/code]
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Sigil Pals
These dudes represent various themes and attributes a dream can have. Use the generator if you need more than one! The rainbow version can be earned by completing its challenge. You can earn one per day and don't need to post "proof", ex: the writing you did for a writeup challenge, if it makes you uncomfortable...otherwise please do! <3

SPECIAL LAD: Picks one of the rest at random each time the page loads OriborosBuddy.gif
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://sig.grumpybumpers.com/host/OriborosBuddy.gif[/img][/url]

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Flight: Take enough control in a lucid dream to do something of your choosing. Do a writeup, as detailed as you can, of what it felt like.
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/nSTdg6R.png[/img][/url]

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Shelter: Using a partially-recalled dream as your base, write an "ideal" dream.
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/IXZhdwx.png[/img][/url]

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Companionship: Discuss someone else's dream with them (they have to have "Discuss" marked).
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/4s6Iakb.png[/img][/url]

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Alien: Imagine you're holding an object you saw in your dream. Focus on the weight, texture, and color; visualize it in your hand. Draw it if it helps, but it's not required. Before your next sleep, imagine you're holding it again, to the same degree of detail.
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/gciH2Oc.png[/img][/url]

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Combat: Rework the ending of a dream into something you'd prefer.
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/hCPXA5P.png[/img][/url]

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Ocean: Draw something from a dream, anything you like!
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/AkOZ5Yr.png[/img][/url]
Rainbow:
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/aAFpG5l.gif[/img][/url]

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Fear: End a dream early and write down how you did it. Even if it's "just" "I got surprised and woke up", that's great!
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/MDZ3rVU.png[/img][/url]

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Knowledge: Draw a map of an area you've seen, top-down if possible. Doesn't have to be detailed or colored or anything, just try to capture the layout.
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/kFfQCmO.png[/img][/url]

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Space: Go out at night (safely) and meditate under the stars. You don't have to sit down, just stand and empty your mind of everything but the night sky. If you live in an area with heavy light pollution, or you don't have a safe area to zone out while outdoors at night, perform any guided meditation of your choice instead (check Youtube).
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/qRcbzcW.png[/img][/url]

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Embarrasment: Have another dream after waking up from one. Best done in the middle of the night rather than morning, don't want to wake late! It's fine if you can't recall one/both, as long as you're pretty sure you dreamed.
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/mgso61R.png[/img][/url]

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Nature: Choose a night to really focus on self-care. Make yourself a cup of tea, spend at least a half hour in quiet, maybe enjoy some favorite food. Write a "shortest duration" schedule beforehand (I will give myself no less than 15 minutes to meditate, etc).
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/flDElsB.png[/img][/url]

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Sound: Choose a themesong for one dream in particular, then another you think captures the overarching feel of your recent dreams. That's all that's required for the badge, but a "dreaming playlist" is a great way to got focused before bed!
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/v0pG4F0.png[/img][/url]

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Sorrow: Perform a dream interpretation for someone else (they have to have "Interpret" marked). You can do it over PM if you prefer.
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/QMnIMdV.png[/img][/url]

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Secrecy: Partway between Rallying and Visualization, take your dream buddy for a stroll through an "idealized" dreamscape, showing them what your favorite sort of dream might look like. Do a little writeup yourself to remember.
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/iyclcTv.png[/img][/url]

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Destiny: Create a pitch for a dream as if it's a movie. Say a little about the protagonist, their difficulties, where they go from there and why the audience is gonna LOVE it, it's the opportunity of a lifetime, badda bing badda boom. There's a lot of sample pitches on Youtube if you'd like to see.
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/94eMM9c.png[/img][/url]

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Love: Do a writeup of a dream world as if prepping it to be a setting in a novel or game of D&D. Species, culture, climate, major location notes, etc. "The Jagged Cliffs is a small seaside nation whose populace dwell mostly in caves carved right into the rocky shoreline..."
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/wLHn5jk.png[/img][/url]

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Monsters: Design a creature (write or draw) and use visualization to try to see it in a dream. You don't have to succeed to claim the badge, as long as you designed the creature and gave it an honest try.
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/7ez8rje.png[/img][/url]

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Gore: Design a symbolic weapon or tool for dealing with "bad actors" in dreams. It doesn't have to be a sword or a staff! You might want a hose filled with gas that makes folks sleepy, a cute little brainslug buddy to latch onto them and calm them down, a living wall you can summon between you and them, whatever.
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/M1M3TbG.png[/img][/url]

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Powers: Create your own personal Reality Check and pick something to trigger it. Use it for at least a day (you can stop after that, if you like). Examples: "I will try to push my finger through my palm each time I walk outside," "I will focus intently on the numbers on my watch every 60 minutes." Pick a trigger that happens in your dreams.
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/QxphrKe.png[/img][/url]
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/Q1cO6nv.gif[/img][/url]

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Time: Chart your wake and sleep times for a week, maybe put them in the Notes section. Try to normalize those times, if possible. You can work on this alongside any other badge, you just can't claim it the same day as another :)
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/9C9oHu8.png[/img][/url]

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Lucidity: Complete all of the challenges above.
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/FU8J6iH.gif[/img][/url]

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Limited Recall: Complete any of the challenges above.
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/096zTKj.gif[/img][/url]

Old Icons
What we used on the previous thread, if you want to get retro.

BMgjNH5.png The shattered star indicates little to no dream recall. Perhaps you are aware you dreamed and forgot, or you know you were in a coffee shop or with a striped man, or maybe you're not even sure you dreamed! This is nothing to be ashamed of.
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/1596540][img]http://i.imgur.com/BMgjNH5.png[/img][/url]
VazWZHy.png The first-level star indicates solid dream recall. You know the basics of the plot, some characters, some setting detail. You can describe the dream.
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/1596540][img]http://i.imgur.com/VazWZHy.png[/img][/url]
VaATaEL.png The second-level star indicates excellent dream recall. You know this dream like a story, even if it doesn't progress logically from point A to point B.
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/1596540][img]http://i.imgur.com/VaATaEL.png[/img][/url]
Sl2wq7H.png The third-level star indicates a lucid dream. You were aware you were dreaming and took control (or tried to take control). Congratulations!
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/1596540][img]http://i.imgur.com/Sl2wq7H.png[/img][/url]
qN5JgGd.png The nightmare star indicates a bad dream, whether this is a nightmare, night terror, or some other episode.
Code:
[url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/1596540][img]http://i.imgur.com/qN5JgGd.png[/img][/url]
w0D48ZF.png CODACOT Challenge (badges!)
UTVRiDq.gif Instant Lore for Sale
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GREETINGS TO THE VETERAN DREAMERS: <snip> Hello there! You've been pinged because you were on the list for the old lucid dreaming thread [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/1596540#post_1596540]here[/url]. We've started back up! This is the last time the old pinglist will be used; if you'd still like to be involved, please [url=https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xeE16b0dit2Qg5mIeJMjEhTTOKzCKyjTalCq-NvdWXU/edit?usp=sharing]add yourself[/url] :) GREETINGS TO THE NEW FOLKS: @Oranitha @SolifugeSpace @CreatorHolly @Charias @Metalhead @serron @Lyren @Shrapnarl @nebulaesailor @Knoxxi @Kirrandria @Physik @DoggoNoWanno Hey everyone, I'm finally done(ish) with the thread! Thanks for posting on the interest check. I'm still getting the raffle together, but I wanted to open the thread before morning to give people a bit more warning. Welcome! Also, if you'd like to introduce yourself, here's a form: [code] [center][size=4][b]Hello, dreamers![/b][/size][/center] [b]How long I've been at this:[/b] [b]My goal(s):[/b] [b]Things that show up a lot in my dreams:[/b] [b]A little bit about me:[/b][/code]
GREETINGS TO THE VETERAN DREAMERS:

<snip>

Hello there! You've been pinged because you were on the list for the old lucid dreaming thread here. We've started back up! This is the last time the old pinglist will be used; if you'd still like to be involved, please add yourself :)


GREETINGS TO THE NEW FOLKS:
@Oranitha @SolifugeSpace @CreatorHolly @Charias @Metalhead @serron @Lyren @Shrapnarl @nebulaesailor @Knoxxi @Kirrandria @Physik @DoggoNoWanno

Hey everyone, I'm finally done(ish) with the thread! Thanks for posting on the interest check. I'm still getting the raffle together, but I wanted to open the thread before morning to give people a bit more warning. Welcome!

Also, if you'd like to introduce yourself, here's a form:
Code:
[center][size=4][b]Hello, dreamers![/b][/size][/center] [b]How long I've been at this:[/b] [b]My goal(s):[/b] [b]Things that show up a lot in my dreams:[/b] [b]A little bit about me:[/b]
w0D48ZF.png CODACOT Challenge (badges!)
UTVRiDq.gif Instant Lore for Sale
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Hello, dreamers!
How long I've been at this: about six years, on and off

My goal(s): nothing specific right now, though returning to a point of solid dream recall would be great (I haven't done it in a while so I'm a bit rusty!)

Things that show up a lot in my dreams: snakes, wolves, standing stones, coniferous forests, a specific (weirdly consistent) alien ocean full of weird sea monsters, futuristic sci-fi settings (particularly settlements on Mars)

A little bit about me: I'm a very nearly 21-year-old blob of indeterminate gender who likes animals, dinosaurs, mythical creatures, video games, memes and... let's face it, a lot of other things too. I'm a very lazy witch and dabble in some spiritual stuff, but I don't really consider myself to be a ~spiritual person~. My hobbies include drawing while listening to angery music, spending too long in the coli listening to podcasts, giving my dog infinite belly rubs, talking to myself, and complaining about pop culture's horrendous misrepresentation of prehistoric animals. :D
Hello, dreamers!
How long I've been at this: about six years, on and off

My goal(s): nothing specific right now, though returning to a point of solid dream recall would be great (I haven't done it in a while so I'm a bit rusty!)

Things that show up a lot in my dreams: snakes, wolves, standing stones, coniferous forests, a specific (weirdly consistent) alien ocean full of weird sea monsters, futuristic sci-fi settings (particularly settlements on Mars)

A little bit about me: I'm a very nearly 21-year-old blob of indeterminate gender who likes animals, dinosaurs, mythical creatures, video games, memes and... let's face it, a lot of other things too. I'm a very lazy witch and dabble in some spiritual stuff, but I don't really consider myself to be a ~spiritual person~. My hobbies include drawing while listening to angery music, spending too long in the coli listening to podcasts, giving my dog infinite belly rubs, talking to myself, and complaining about pop culture's horrendous misrepresentation of prehistoric animals. :D
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[center][color=green][size=4][b]The Case of the Mysteriously Appearing Reptiles[/b][/size] and some other things[/center] [center][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123][img]https://i.imgur.com/yLTuQJy.png[/img][/url][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123][img]https://i.imgur.com/gciH2Oc.png[/img][/url][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123][img]https://i.imgur.com/flDElsB.png[/img][/url][url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123][img]https://i.imgur.com/MDZ3rVU.png[/img][/url][/center] [color=green][b]Trigger warnings:[/b] snakes, animal neglect [b]Discuss this dream?:[/b] sure [b]Have this dream interpreted?:[/b] sure [size=2]I was in a room in a house I didn't recognise. The room itself didn't seem to be consistent in its location or where things like doors, windows and furniture were situated. In the room, there was normal living room furniture - a couple settees, a TV on a wooden stand, some storage cupboards built into the walls. It was a large room, clearly part of a much larger house than any I've lived in before, but besides that it was pretty mundane. In the room, near the TV, was a single vivarium. It was about 80cm wide, with the front, sides and top being glass, and the back and bottom wood. Inside were some kinda poor-quality decorations and substrate, much cheaper and nastier than anything I'd buy, but looking at it I felt a kind of resigned satisfaction in that - even if I didn't like the look of it - it was perfectly suitable for my little friend who lived inside. That friend being Nyoka, a ball python who (in real life) I had owned for about three years before I ended up rehoming him due to money issues and my deteriorating mental health. He was lounging on a cardboard ledge attached to the back wall of the vivarium, looking healthy and content, his little tongue flicking. There was a bit of a time skip, and I went back to check on him and noticed something strange. There was what looked like a very small, green-and-black striped snake also inside his vivarium. I couldn't leave it in there in case Nyoka tried to eat it, or it injured him in self-defence. I didn't recognise the species, so wasn't sure whether or not in was venomous; when I reached my hand in to pick it up, I made sure to grab it right behind its head so it couldn't bite me. I gently picked up the little guy, unsure of what to do with it. But as I removed it, I noticed there was [i]another[/i], similar snake curled up near where that one had been, partially hidden by aspen shavings. I scooped that one up too, and noticed there was - yep - another one, previously hidden by the one I'd just picked up. Thankfully no more appeared after I removed that one. So now I just had these three mystery snakes that had somehow appeared in Nyoka's fully-enclosed vivarium. I decided not to think too much about that, and just deal with the problem at hand: what do I do with these snakes? At some point during this time, two more vivariums appeared in the room. I'm not sure what was in them, but they never became particularly relevant to the dream besides me having to move one out of the way (a relatively tall one that looked like a modified bookcase, made of wood with a single glass pane front, lit by a green light that didn't do much to illuminate whatever was inside). I turned back to glance at Nyoka's vivarium again to find - lo and behold - there were [i]more[/i] random snakes in there. This time, I could see some other ball python in there with Nyoka, which I wouldn't be too worried about except that there was barely enough room for them. I reached in and picked that one up, then (surprise surprise) noticed another extra python in there and picked that one up too. I was still holding the little green-and-black snakes in my left hand, and now hand [i]two[/i] fully grown ball pythons haphazardly held in the other. They were, of course, slithering around trying to explore or escape, but somehow I managed to keep hold of them. There was a bit of a "glitch" in the dream and for a moment Nyoka's vivarium was replaced by a very similar viv with an adult corn snake inside, and a weird, brightly coloured snake (orange and a kind of purplish white) that I somehow knew was [i]robotic[/i], and that would certainly try to eat the real snake. Before I could react to that, the dream changed back - and there was Nyoka's vivarium, with some more interlopers inside! The green-and-black snakes had disappeared from my left hand, so I reached in and picked up what I at first thought was a very large snake, but I soon realised was a chunky greyish-brown lizard (it looked like a spiny-tailed agama, I think?). After removing that one, I found a few [i]more[/i] snakes and another smaller lizard somehow hidden underneath it, and picked those up too. At this point I was practically juggling all these reptiles and starting to feel a bit stressed - what do I do with all these animals? How was I so stupid to let all these animals live in the same small vivarium? I should've paid more attention to Nyoka! I should have prepared for this! I did something wrong, I messed up, and now all these innocent animals are paying for it! Usually at this point in the dream I'd wake up, but this time I didn't. There was a time-skip again, and I knew that somebody was calling a local exotic pet shop and asking if they had room for all these snakes and lizards. They had said yes, but we'd have to pay for the inconvenience. I agreed without even thinking. I just felt so relieved that there was someone who could properly care for all these reptiles, and could find them new homes. At some point around this time, another door had appeared in the room, right beside Nyoka's vivarium, and some stranger was living in there with her two young children. One of the lizards had escaped and I [i]knew[/i] it had ended up in there, so I knocked on the door, explained the situation, and went in to look around. It was a messy room, with a couple of mattresses on the floor for the family to sleep on and (weirdly enough?) a lit fireplace on one wall which took up a huge amount of the little space they had. I picked up what I thought was the lizard, only to find it was actually a semi-realistic baby doll with dark skin. This happened a few times, with the dolls seeming to increase in size each time and their skin colour always being different. Eventually I found the little lizard, safe and unharmed, picked it up, and left the room. - - - - - Then the dream completely changed, becoming surreal and chaotic. There was a lush, beautiful zoo that looked mostly empty, but I knew it wasn’t. One enclosure had a pond in which I could see something large swimming just below the surface. One had two gigantic, fluffy kangaroos, one of which as an auburn colour, the other cream. One exhibit, weirdly, contained a few animatronic Transformers (a series I’ve never even watched), stood in an area of swamp, which acted like fully sapient, mobile beings… but I knew they were fake animatronics and moved on as they bickered in the background. Then there was a scene where I was watching a cartoon about a group of were-lions, except at the end of the cartoon it turned out that the father was not actually a were-lion but had gained the ability to turn into a giant wolf in a bargain with some evil, Lovecraftian monstrosity that then burst out of a small lake. While most of the cartoon was animated in a 2-D, stylised way, the, uh, “Old God” thing appeared hyperrealistic, consisting of a mass of flailing purplish-black tentacles emerging from the water. Then there was a scene (it felt like I was watching a live-action movie) where three people were swimming through an ocean, kind of near a shoreline, when suddenly Jurassic World’s horrifically oversized mosasaur appeared and tried to eat them (in the dream I scoffed a bit because they weren’t anywhere near that big in real life), then it was attacked by an equally oversized megalodon. The people escaped by riding giant, peaceful, aquatic centipedes that swam gracefully to the shore. Then there was a scene where I was walking with my family, following my step-dad across this massive footbridge that arced over a huge public park. The bridge was crammed full of people and sometimes branched off into different bridges going in different directions. We took one of the turn-offs and ended up in a small campground. There I met a pair of really cute rottweiler puppies and played with them for a while. And there was a part of the dream where I was friends with someone who owned a horse riding centre, and they said they'd let me board a horse there if I built my own stable. So I did that. And I was gonna buy a cute lil colt but then the dream changed. (I've never owned a horse before but it's a lifelong dream of mine, haha).[/size] [b]Notes:[/b] the snake part of the dream was particularly interesting, because in my dreams snakes (and sometimes other reptiles) represent responsibility. I’ve had similar dreams for years, and usually I wake up from the stress of not knowing what to do with all the randomly appearing snakes. This is the first time I ever managed to keep a clear head in the dream and deal with the problem. Which I think indicates that I’m feeling more confident at dealing with my real life responsibilities than I used to. :D Wow, this post ended up a bit longer than I intended. I guess I remembered more than I realised!
The Case of the Mysteriously Appearing Reptiles
and some other things
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Trigger warnings: snakes, animal neglect
Discuss this dream?: sure
Have this dream interpreted?: sure

I was in a room in a house I didn't recognise. The room itself didn't seem to be consistent in its location or where things like doors, windows and furniture were situated. In the room, there was normal living room furniture - a couple settees, a TV on a wooden stand, some storage cupboards built into the walls. It was a large room, clearly part of a much larger house than any I've lived in before, but besides that it was pretty mundane.

In the room, near the TV, was a single vivarium. It was about 80cm wide, with the front, sides and top being glass, and the back and bottom wood. Inside were some kinda poor-quality decorations and substrate, much cheaper and nastier than anything I'd buy, but looking at it I felt a kind of resigned satisfaction in that - even if I didn't like the look of it - it was perfectly suitable for my little friend who lived inside. That friend being Nyoka, a ball python who (in real life) I had owned for about three years before I ended up rehoming him due to money issues and my deteriorating mental health. He was lounging on a cardboard ledge attached to the back wall of the vivarium, looking healthy and content, his little tongue flicking.

There was a bit of a time skip, and I went back to check on him and noticed something strange. There was what looked like a very small, green-and-black striped snake also inside his vivarium. I couldn't leave it in there in case Nyoka tried to eat it, or it injured him in self-defence. I didn't recognise the species, so wasn't sure whether or not in was venomous; when I reached my hand in to pick it up, I made sure to grab it right behind its head so it couldn't bite me. I gently picked up the little guy, unsure of what to do with it. But as I removed it, I noticed there was another, similar snake curled up near where that one had been, partially hidden by aspen shavings. I scooped that one up too, and noticed there was - yep - another one, previously hidden by the one I'd just picked up. Thankfully no more appeared after I removed that one. So now I just had these three mystery snakes that had somehow appeared in Nyoka's fully-enclosed vivarium. I decided not to think too much about that, and just deal with the problem at hand: what do I do with these snakes?

At some point during this time, two more vivariums appeared in the room. I'm not sure what was in them, but they never became particularly relevant to the dream besides me having to move one out of the way (a relatively tall one that looked like a modified bookcase, made of wood with a single glass pane front, lit by a green light that didn't do much to illuminate whatever was inside).

I turned back to glance at Nyoka's vivarium again to find - lo and behold - there were more random snakes in there. This time, I could see some other ball python in there with Nyoka, which I wouldn't be too worried about except that there was barely enough room for them. I reached in and picked that one up, then (surprise surprise) noticed another extra python in there and picked that one up too. I was still holding the little green-and-black snakes in my left hand, and now hand two fully grown ball pythons haphazardly held in the other. They were, of course, slithering around trying to explore or escape, but somehow I managed to keep hold of them.

There was a bit of a "glitch" in the dream and for a moment Nyoka's vivarium was replaced by a very similar viv with an adult corn snake inside, and a weird, brightly coloured snake (orange and a kind of purplish white) that I somehow knew was robotic, and that would certainly try to eat the real snake.

Before I could react to that, the dream changed back - and there was Nyoka's vivarium, with some more interlopers inside! The green-and-black snakes had disappeared from my left hand, so I reached in and picked up what I at first thought was a very large snake, but I soon realised was a chunky greyish-brown lizard (it looked like a spiny-tailed agama, I think?). After removing that one, I found a few more snakes and another smaller lizard somehow hidden underneath it, and picked those up too.

At this point I was practically juggling all these reptiles and starting to feel a bit stressed - what do I do with all these animals? How was I so stupid to let all these animals live in the same small vivarium? I should've paid more attention to Nyoka! I should have prepared for this! I did something wrong, I messed up, and now all these innocent animals are paying for it!

Usually at this point in the dream I'd wake up, but this time I didn't. There was a time-skip again, and I knew that somebody was calling a local exotic pet shop and asking if they had room for all these snakes and lizards. They had said yes, but we'd have to pay for the inconvenience. I agreed without even thinking. I just felt so relieved that there was someone who could properly care for all these reptiles, and could find them new homes.

At some point around this time, another door had appeared in the room, right beside Nyoka's vivarium, and some stranger was living in there with her two young children. One of the lizards had escaped and I knew it had ended up in there, so I knocked on the door, explained the situation, and went in to look around. It was a messy room, with a couple of mattresses on the floor for the family to sleep on and (weirdly enough?) a lit fireplace on one wall which took up a huge amount of the little space they had. I picked up what I thought was the lizard, only to find it was actually a semi-realistic baby doll with dark skin. This happened a few times, with the dolls seeming to increase in size each time and their skin colour always being different. Eventually I found the little lizard, safe and unharmed, picked it up, and left the room.

- - - - -

Then the dream completely changed, becoming surreal and chaotic. There was a lush, beautiful zoo that looked mostly empty, but I knew it wasn’t. One enclosure had a pond in which I could see something large swimming just below the surface. One had two gigantic, fluffy kangaroos, one of which as an auburn colour, the other cream. One exhibit, weirdly, contained a few animatronic Transformers (a series I’ve never even watched), stood in an area of swamp, which acted like fully sapient, mobile beings… but I knew they were fake animatronics and moved on as they bickered in the background.

Then there was a scene where I was watching a cartoon about a group of were-lions, except at the end of the cartoon it turned out that the father was not actually a were-lion but had gained the ability to turn into a giant wolf in a bargain with some evil, Lovecraftian monstrosity that then burst out of a small lake. While most of the cartoon was animated in a 2-D, stylised way, the, uh, “Old God” thing appeared hyperrealistic, consisting of a mass of flailing purplish-black tentacles emerging from the water.

Then there was a scene (it felt like I was watching a live-action movie) where three people were swimming through an ocean, kind of near a shoreline, when suddenly Jurassic World’s horrifically oversized mosasaur appeared and tried to eat them (in the dream I scoffed a bit because they weren’t anywhere near that big in real life), then it was attacked by an equally oversized megalodon. The people escaped by riding giant, peaceful, aquatic centipedes that swam gracefully to the shore.

Then there was a scene where I was walking with my family, following my step-dad across this massive footbridge that arced over a huge public park. The bridge was crammed full of people and sometimes branched off into different bridges going in different directions. We took one of the turn-offs and ended up in a small campground. There I met a pair of really cute rottweiler puppies and played with them for a while.

And there was a part of the dream where I was friends with someone who owned a horse riding centre, and they said they'd let me board a horse there if I built my own stable. So I did that. And I was gonna buy a cute lil colt but then the dream changed. (I've never owned a horse before but it's a lifelong dream of mine, haha).


Notes: the snake part of the dream was particularly interesting, because in my dreams snakes (and sometimes other reptiles) represent responsibility. I’ve had similar dreams for years, and usually I wake up from the stress of not knowing what to do with all the randomly appearing snakes. This is the first time I ever managed to keep a clear head in the dream and deal with the problem. Which I think indicates that I’m feeling more confident at dealing with my real life responsibilities than I used to. :D

Wow, this post ended up a bit longer than I intended. I guess I remembered more than I realised!
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@Oranitha @SolifugeSpace @CreatorHolly @Charias @Metalhead @serron @Lyren @Shrapnarl @nebulaesailor @Knoxxi @Kirrandria @Physik @DoggoNoWanno @Mnkn10 [center][size=5]Good Morning, Dreamers![/size][/center] I hope you all slept well! Welcome to day one. I'm still tidying up around here, so please pardon the dust--goal for today will be the raffle thread. Also, if you have any suggestions for themes for the little dudes: [url=http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/gend/2593123/1][img]https://i.imgur.com/4s6Iakb.png[/img][/url] please let me know! I will for sure be doing one for oceans/water and another for fighting/war, but all other topics are open. ----- @Charias Hey there, thanks for the introduction <3 It's great to have someone so experienced on the thread (I've only been at it 4 years myself ^^;), and I love your recurrent themes, they're such an awesome mix between "witchy" and "nerdy" (in a really good way!). Your recall seems fantastic. I need to do my own writeup before I forget, but I look forward to reading your dream.
@Oranitha @SolifugeSpace @CreatorHolly @Charias @Metalhead @serron @Lyren @Shrapnarl @nebulaesailor @Knoxxi @Kirrandria @Physik @DoggoNoWanno @Mnkn10
Good Morning, Dreamers!

I hope you all slept well! Welcome to day one. I'm still tidying up around here, so please pardon the dust--goal for today will be the raffle thread. Also, if you have any suggestions for themes for the little dudes:

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please let me know! I will for sure be doing one for oceans/water and another for fighting/war, but all other topics are open.


@Charias Hey there, thanks for the introduction <3 It's great to have someone so experienced on the thread (I've only been at it 4 years myself ^^;), and I love your recurrent themes, they're such an awesome mix between "witchy" and "nerdy" (in a really good way!). Your recall seems fantastic. I need to do my own writeup before I forget, but I look forward to reading your dream.
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