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Posted: 08 June 2012 03:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Nobody has mentioned Lucid Dreams yet. I have those from time to time. For some odd reason in the middle of ordinary type dreams the ones when I’m just taking a walk or that kind of thing I suddenly know I’m dreaming. Then I can take over the dream and do stuff, I’ve made myself fly, I’ve made trees bloom with pretty flowers, changed the sky. Stuff like that. It only last a little bit then I’m just dreaming again.

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Posted: 08 June 2012 05:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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vagabondfantasist - 07 June 2012 08:15 PM

P.S. I’m sure the option to add a poll was there when you started a thread on the old forums, but I never tried it. So I’m not sure if it ever actually worked. Come to think of it all the polls I recall were started by DAZ staff (or maybe mods/admins).

Only Art Studio had the ability to create polls on the old site, we put it there thinking it would be useful for render challenges (and we may want it there for that reason with the new forums). Members Only did have polls for a while but they were removed a fair while ago.

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Posted: 08 June 2012 06:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Jaderail - 08 June 2012 03:14 AM

Nobody has mentioned Lucid Dreams yet. I have those from time to time. For some odd reason in the middle of ordinary type dreams the ones when I’m just taking a walk or that kind of thing I suddenly know I’m dreaming. Then I can take over the dream and do stuff, I’ve made myself fly, I’ve made trees bloom with pretty flowers, changed the sky. Stuff like that. It only last a little bit then I’m just dreaming again.

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usually head for the fridge where there is ALWAYS a lobster and a pavlova!!!
usually wake up before I can enjoy myself, fight it but futile!

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Posted: 08 June 2012 06:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Norse Graphics - 08 June 2012 01:45 AM

Maybe your SO is dreaming on doing tapdancing on “Dancing with the stars”... wink


LOLOL   I guess I’ll know once he starts twirling about and hits the floor.  In RL, you should see him w/ the music at the store.  LOL  -  I’ve decided it may be involuntary.  blank stare 


@ wendy♥catz:  Ooooo.  Spooky.  The times I died I woke up instantaneously.  Once I had been laying on my arms and they were asleep . . . so when I died on impact, I woke up to being a helpless worm without the use of my limbs!  LoL   It was really weird.


I do the color/smell dreams, too.  I also get a lot of what seem to be “visits” from my deceased loved ones, including pets.  I’ve had quite a few where I figure out I’m dreaming, but I refuse to wake up because I don’t want the visit to end and we’ve even discussed it in the dream.  Once, when I was pleading with my grandmother while we were parting, she told me I shouldn’t sleep forever. 


The weirdest dream I ever experienced was when my niece told me her deceased brother was antagonizing her in her dreams (like he usually did in real life . . . and I was their constant mediator when they were here).  It was upsetting her so much, that one night when we got off the phone after she was crying,  I was standing by the dining room table and got so frustrated that I spoke into the air asking him to stop doing that to her, that she was suffering . . . and I said I wanted him to apologize, like I had said it so many times before.  I knew it was an act of futile desperation and of missing him.


When I drove over to take her to work a couple of days later, she told me that my nephew came to her again in her dreams and apologized, but woke her, saying he wanted her to remember that he had. 


I had never told her of my request so I told her later and asked if I had done wrong, but she said “no” and that she thought she would lose her mind should it have gone on much longer.  Poor dear.  It may have been coincidental, but it all felt so real at the time.

 

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Posted: 08 June 2012 07:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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I have had one of those laughing “dreams” as well as crying.  I say “dreams” because at some point you know you’re asleep, but at the same time, you feel yourself actually crying/laughing.  I don’t remember now what the dreams were about though. What I always find amazing is whenever I am dreaming about the bathroom and when I wake up it is usually because I really need to get to the bathroom (no accidents here though!).  That might be tad tmi, but I guess I was just expanding on dreams the subliminal messages it can send us.  It always amazes.  Now if only I can dream about winning the lottery rolleyes

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Posted: 08 June 2012 09:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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vagabondfantasist - 07 June 2012 09:25 PM

Given the number of ‘creatives’ on these forums, does anybody have stories of creative genius at work in their dreams?

The “movie dreams” usually are not applicable to stuff I create, except for small bits and pieces, like visuals or action segments…  One cool “series” of dreams I had took place in just over a ten or twelve year period… I would have them randomly, but they would pick up where they left off… it would be hard to explain it exactly but the base theme was in that world there were randomly placed time gates (one way, but usually there would be a reverse gate near… not that reverse meant return… just back or forward… 10, 50 or 100 random years)... the gates where usually located in abandoned or little used area and mostly in sealed off doorways (the oddest one was a large electrical cabinet)(edited to add- I forgot about the elevator with multiple gate openings in an alternate 1974). The dream was actually more like a video game and apparently never strayed from the base rules or story guidelines (which does not surprise me, since I hate when they make up rules for a story universe in books and movies and constantly change them)...  The dreams all took place in the New York Metro area from 2034 to 1890 (by the way the future is boring and stupid)... The first dream began (real world date was probably in 1983) with me chasing a guy who had tried to stab someone on a subway platform, he ducked into a tunnel at the 59th street station and I quickly lost him, when I came back out, the platform was rush hour crowded… everything was different looking, when I decided to leave the station I realized it was the mid 1960s… I immediately realized I had to get back… with no usable token I had to sneak in and get back into the tunnel…
The first dozen or so of the dreams where super annoying… I was basically lost and stuck using the subway system to get close to my proper time. Eventually I figured out a system and what opened where (most of those gates where in the actual tunnel maintenance areas)... I also learned the gates only worked for me (if someone was chasing me- only I could pass through the gate… they would just pass into the next room),  and later I’d find some nefarious characters who were looking to stop me, could also pass through.
As the dream progressed over the next couple of years I learned there was a reason I had passed through the first gate to begin with and that I actually had a task to accomplish… it took several years to figure out how to do it, but I was able to achieve the goal and fix everything. The best and most action packed parts of the dream took place in the 1940s during WW2 in the area around the Brooklyn Naval yard, and the hardest part was trying to break a loop from the 1890s to the mid 1920s… I only visited the future once and it was very evident it was “not supposed to be” and my being there was VERY dangerous…  For the dream in general, the level of detail was really cool… especially stuff from the past that I would see in the dream and later find out about, see a picture of in a book or read about after ... stuff that made me wonder where I read about it or saw pictures of it to begin with and thus use it in the dream…  After I finished the last part of the mission, I stepped back to the correct time and finished the dream… I stood there in the doorway of the old Blackwell hall on Roosevelt island looking back across the river at Manhattan and the UN building… feeling very weird and empty that it was all over…. And I never repeated the dream since. Game over. The weird thing is how real it was… like I could talk about it like it really happened and remember it clearly. One REALLY weird part was I once woke up with a scar that I don’t remember having before, that corresponded to an injury in the dream… but I’m full of scars, so that in itself is not so surprising.  But yeah… I’m not into time travel stories because I for the most part don’t think it is possible… But I have often thought of writing out the dream as a story… I don’t think it would be all that bad. At least better than most Si Fi channel movies.

 

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Posted: 08 June 2012 11:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Jaderail - 08 June 2012 03:14 AM

Nobody has mentioned Lucid Dreams yet. I have those from time to time. For some odd reason in the middle of ordinary type dreams the ones when I’m just taking a walk or that kind of thing I suddenly know I’m dreaming. Then I can take over the dream and do stuff, I’ve made myself fly, I’ve made trees bloom with pretty flowers, changed the sky. Stuff like that. It only last a little bit then I’m just dreaming again.


Lucid Dreaming is also considered an Out of Body Experience. Some people have woken up claiming they were able to look down on themselves sleeping and see these light, hazy ‘umbilical cord’ type things attaching their ghostly self to their sleeping self, like a giant balloon.

I’ve read techniques on ways to invoke it, bit it requires a lot of concentration and extremely quiet surroundings. Apparently you also have to know how to ‘jump’ back into your body.

I’ve also read about people saying they travel to other countries and such, like a cheap way to travel and sight see without ever leaving the house.

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Posted: 08 June 2012 11:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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I have had fake out of body dreams where I realize I am dreaming so go to my bedroom to check out me sleeping.
I am always wearing the wrong clothes or nightie and sometimes have been in my bedroom in the wrong house, namely my old one that was demolished.
I do always find my body though and then wake up!
if I fly (which involves swimming in the air) I always find myself heading for powerlines at some point and wake up scared of being eletrocuted.
I often turn up to work in my pajamas so take them off and realize I am working naked.
Also I drive my car from the back seat and find as a result I cannot reach the brake and steering wheel so am heading for a crash.

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Posted: 08 June 2012 04:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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McGyver, that’s a pretty cool dream that could be the basis of a real computer-game. With the use of the Source-engine, it should be possible for an indie-game company to make a mod. It’s not that far from Portal, but in this instance it’s traveling through time, not space.

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Posted: 08 June 2012 04:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Just wanted to say that I’ve read the stuff here and think you’re all a bit weird.


One thing I know for certain about dreams is that Caffeine can play a big part in it.


I used to think it was nonsense, but it’s not, it’s absolutely true - it just depends on the type.  I’d been drinking Coffee forever and it never effected me, but then I tried some weird Brazilian stuff and I tell you what, you can forget about watching “Hostel” or whatever, just go to sleep on this stuff instead.  I was subjected to a few weeks of really intense dreams and actually thought there might be something wrong with me - no kidding.


Then the weird Brazillian coffee ran out and the dreams stopped.


Sadistic as it might sound, I’ll have to buy another jar so that I can use it whenever I fancy a totally screwed-up dream.  Can’t remember the name of it but I’ll know it instantly from the label when I see it again.  Will have to remember to buy another jar, a big one this time!

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Posted: 08 June 2012 04:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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pumeco - 08 June 2012 04:45 PM

Just wanted to say that I’ve read the stuff here and think you’re all a bit weird.

Thats very kind of you… thanks! 
I have a PHD in weird, but generally I don’t like to brag… I try and let my personality work that out for me when I meet people.

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Posted: 08 June 2012 05:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Norse Graphics - 08 June 2012 04:44 PM

McGyver, that’s a pretty cool dream that could be the basis of a real computer-game. With the use of the Source-engine, it should be possible for an indie-game company to make a mod. It’s not that far from Portal, but in this instance it’s traveling through time, not space.

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  That would be cool, but it would have to be a BIG game, sandbox type with multiple versions of the same city in different time periods… In the dream the “true reason” I was there was a surprise to me (which is weird, since it was my dream… nice that my brain likes keeping secrets though), that surprise was pretty believable (based on the story line)  and probably could make a decent plot device.
When Apple makes the iLink Neural bus relay device they obviously must be working on, I’ll see if I can have that dream ported for iOS.

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Posted: 08 June 2012 05:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Vaskania - 08 June 2012 11:02 AM


Lucid Dreaming is also considered an Out of Body Experience. Some people have woken up claiming they were able to look down on themselves sleeping and see these light, hazy ‘umbilical cord’ type things attaching their ghostly self to their sleeping self, like a giant balloon.

I’ve read techniques on ways to invoke it, bit it requires a lot of concentration and extremely quiet surroundings. Apparently you also have to know how to ‘jump’ back into your body.

I’ve also read about people saying they travel to other countries and such, like a cheap way to travel and sight see without ever leaving the house.


“I’ve read techniques on ways to invoke it, bit it requires a lot of concentration and extremely quiet surroundings. Apparently you also have to know how to ‘jump’ back into your body.”


ohh  No.  Thank you very much.  I’m really clumsy.  I just know I’d probably trip and fall and break my chord, or hang my ghostly self with it or something.  confused   I can just hear my adult daughter yelling at my dead self, now.  “Mom!  . . . “


“I’ve also read about people saying they travel to other countries and such, like a cheap way to travel and sight see without ever leaving the house.” 


I do that sometimes.  I call it the Travel Channel.  ; } 
But I have had several recurring dreams about flying around above some mountain ridges . . . and I fly back and down onto this castle, where I slowly land in this open courtyard.  When I found a book of castles around the world, I looked through it to see if mine was any of them.  LoL (Wondering if somehow one had impressed my mind so without me knowing it.)  I do the descending thing a lot (it’s like taking long floating steps downward).  It’s like walking on air.  I’m sure other people do that in their dreams.  I’m curious to know how common it is. 

 

 

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Posted: 08 June 2012 05:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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I once tried controlling my dreams… it never worked and it just made me sleepy. If anything, I had more boring dreams… the guy who wrote the book, who swore by his technique claimed you could actively control your dreams… I don’t know if it worked for other people, but it was rather uneventful and in retrospect kinda dumb… then again he had developed his technique because he suffered from night terrors as a child… the problem with me was if I had anything close to a night terror, I’d want to go back try it again… I actually liked nightmares… when I was a kid I never understood why people didn’t like them… they were fun, you could fight monsters and if you lost or got killed, you just woke up… I used to hate it when a monster won and I never had the dream again… it was like it got away.

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