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There have been 13 items by verdant_skye (Search limited from 25-September 19)
So in that way it's helped me. My dreams seem to be able to tap into my "muse" in my subconscious that I have trouble accessing for creative purposes when I'm awake.
Not to burst all your bubbles, though; I did want to share a story of something I saw on TV once, which was supposedly true... it was about a woman somewhere who kept having dreams about being in and walking around her "dream house." She'd never been there before in her life, but it was perfect for her, and she always felt like she was searching for it or one like it. Anyways, I guess eventually she moved and was looking at houses, and she came across one that was EXACTLY like the house in her dream, pretty much down to the carpeting and little garden gnomes out front. She'd never been there before in her life, and it got even weirder when she met the owners of the house, and they claimed that the house was haunted. The part that really freaked them out is that the ghost looked just like the woman who was having dreams about the house, and they could find no other reason for why the house should be haunted.
The funny thing is I saw this on that old show called Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, where they tell a bunch of true and false stories and at the end say which ones are real and which ones aren't, but that particular story they said was true.
So, that opens up a lot of theories to answer the question of where we really go when we're dreaming...
Im sorry but as mentioned before my copy that I even made a topic on this board about with permission for a week sold on ebay. The most I could do is to send you the songs as I got them all saved on itunes but Im sure doing it on mp3 would not be such a hard task.
Best of luck though in your quest and I will look too and tell you if I come across anything as I know a few Japanese friends that might find it in shops overthere used perhaps?
Thank you so much! That would be really great! As for sending me MP3s I might be able to find it without causing you the trouble of sending them to me but if you have an easy way to upload them or something for me then I would be very grateful, at least then I could listen to it even if I don't own an official copy. Again thanks so much for your input!
I know this is a longshot, but I just thought I would post here to ask if anyone has a spare copy of the Nights into dreams... Perfect Album they'd be willing to sell to me. I missed out on it before Sega Direct closed down and stopped making them, and I can't find a copy anywhere (except for on eBay where they're way overpriced.) If anyone has one that they'd be willing to part with, I'd be eternally grateful.
Your really out of luck Verdant as I had a spare of that soundtrack up for sale on ebay for about 40$ and I could have arranged for cheap shipping for a NiGHTS fan but someone bought it yesterday.
I am impressed at the fact that play-asia sold out and vgm also so it means it is now officially impossible to get at a reasonable price.
That seller has been a huge letdown for me in the last month as I honestly thought he was a genuine videogame music lover as I bought a few cheap cd from him before, but it seems all he wants to do now is make a serious amount of money with all those overpriced soundtrack. I say we dont buy from him and then he either puts them down to realistic prices again or go to some Japanese market to sell them. I even contacted asking him why such steep prices and he told me that since SEGA closed its his last cds and so he wants to sell them expensive as possible
Ohhh bums. That stinks, lol. I'm sooo disappointed SEGA decided to close down their store. That just sucks. I feel like I missed out on something huge and I had no way of knowing it was coming, lol. But I'll keep trying to find one anyway, and maybe I will be able to find one on eBay someday for a decent price.
Haha I know, the prices are RIDICULOUS! I was going to email him and ask too but I figured if he already set the buyout price that high then he won't consider lowering it. That's pretty mean that he'd rather be selfish and make money off of other people's love of video game music by selling them at an inflated price, instead of helping to promote and nourish it which is what he claims to be doing in the first place. How sad.
Edit: Just to clarify, this is the one I'm looking for--
Although it seems this is a different soundtrack completely. I'm guessing this is one that's out of print and that's why its so expensive. I really hope I don't give myself a reason to buy this. Like... oh, my, I broke a nail this morning... I need to cheer myself up! Better drop 120 bucks on that NiGHTS soundtrack... XD;;
It's still something I have to work at. The hardest part for me is becoming lucid while in REM sleep, I don't seem to have much trouble when it's NREM but I think that's because your brain isn't in the full "resting stage" when some of the most vivid dreams happen, so a lot of the time if I'm in an NREM state I simply wake up. It's the REM dreams where you don't wake up and they seem the most real.
I do get a lot of cases of sleep paralysis as well if I'm taking a nap while my parents are making dinner for example, because it's a lot of noise that my mind can anchor onto in reality while I still fall asleep, and I find myself being awake and asleep at the same time, completely unable to move and often loud static or something like rushing water in my ears. It's kind of scary because sometimes I've felt frightened or threatened for no real reason, and my background is Scandinavian so I've grown up with the myth of the old hag that people hallucinate about during sleep paralysis, so I always have the fear that when I try to induce a lucid dream something will scare me or I'll have a bad experience. So I'm also working on teaching myself that nothing can hurt me while dreaming.
But, that beind said, you can't really blame them. They were trying to improve the game, because the 'market' would indicate that the first game was not perfect. So they thought they were avoiding some of the mistakes made the first time around, and they knew it would be directed at a younger audience so they assumed they needed to explain it more. They just underestimated the quality and value of a game that lets you use your imagination, and with the ability and ease of putting in dialogue and custcenes now (something which would've made the game way overbudget back when the first one came out) they probably thought it was stupid to exclude something like that when almost all games nowadays have that stuff in it. They didn't want it to be missing anything "vital" in comparison to other games, but in doing so I think it actually took away from the ingeniousness of the original.
I guess that's just how the cookie crumbles. It's hard to say if it was better for them to change it to a more audience friendly game to try and sell it, or keep it the same for die hard fans, and I bet they mulled over that quite a bit themselves before they designed it. I guess they know that most die hard fans will give it a chance anyway, so they didn't have much to lose by trying to broaden horizons. Plus there's the ps2 remake, which I hear isn't as great as the original, but I guess that's kind of moot seeing how it's Japan-only.
I decided to explore this fandom since I have a Saturn with the original NiGHTS, and it was one of my favourite games back in the day (along with a slew of others.)
Part of the significance of the game for me is that I'm an avid lucid dreamer-- or at least, I'm trying to get back into it. For me, it's a big part of my spirituality, and I used to do it a lot as a child pretty involuntarily. I've sort of rediscovered it as of late, having my first lucid dream in over 10 years a little while ago. It's also when I happened to pick up Journey of Dreams, so for me it kind of symbolizes my new found interest in exploring my own mind through my dreams.
I'm also an artist, and I guess you could say NiGHTS has inspired me, so you might expect to see some NiGHTS related art from me in the future. I'm simply in love with the character designs and general theme of the game.
Haha, just thinking about all this is already making me nostalgic...