So, I had a dream just lastnight wherein there was some sort of trivia contest... anyway, to save from confusion let's just say I ended up in a room with a pile of stuffed animals at the center, and I was in a stretcher with nothing attached to me (and a robotic drone similar to Bao-Dur's "remote"). What do I do?
1) stay there and observe
2) Daring Escape!
Turns out at the time my dreamself was some sort of spastic (and I knew it, I always know what's up with my dream personalities) and could only go a couple feet. So I dive undernea the plushie pile. (I would like to note that for whatever reason my mind was notably devoid of any tb sentiment at the time and was only thinking of a daring escape back to the trivia contest)
I must have done it just to do something. I mean, have any of you ever had a dream where you just sit around and do nothing?
Also earlier I tried to eat and had to take out my retainer. It stayed in (obviously) and I spent about a minute taking it out again. With appropriate retainer-clones resting on the same paper towel. I *wish* I was still interested in lucid dreaming -- the thought "oh, right, this is a dream, I can't take my retainer out" more-than crossed my mind. But then I decided not to do anything about it. :P
Anyway, back to me under the stuffed animal pile. I watched as some nuns came in to...? I guess clean the room or something. Anyway, they whispered and gigggled and I slid further into the pile. And then I felt a sting on my left ankle, right ankle, left hand, left elbow... nook... thing... and right hand. And then I hear "we're testing a new anesthetic on her"
HOW did my mind allow this to happen? Granted, even when I 'felt' the needles my body went into the fight-or-flight HOLY FUCK I AM BEING NEEDLED reaction characteristic of... me... but still, you'd think the human body wouldn't actively dream (in anything but the most dedicated of nightmares) about something that scares the crap out of me IRL..
(oh, btw I didn't wake up for some reason even when I thought I was being needled)
--The Wrap Up--
1) Have you ever had a dream where you sit around and do nothing, or otherwise stay out of the plot of the dream?
2) Any response to the possibility that last night's dream could have become lucid?
3) WHY (T_T) would I dream about an object of my IRL phobia?
Lots of numbness last night. I must have been sleeping wrong because at one point I dropped my hand onto my face and only felt my hand from my face -- it was like my hand had no nerves :|