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Offline SKA

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CoD-ILD?
« on: May 05, 2008, 09:52:15 AM »
Call of Duty ILD? No not the game, which is fantastic I know, but the Call of Duty as an ILD.
This is a variety on VILD.

Close your eyes in bed and imagine you're a soldier in an outpost. You're sitting in a very high outpost, like 20 meters off the ground,
and you are sitting in a machinegun turret, being able to watch the distant horison for enemies. This landscape could be completely darkened,
like the black darkness behind your eyelids, because it's midnight and there's no light in the landscape for miles and the sky is darkened by dense clouds.

You might feel you're slipping out of consciousness and beginning to get drowsy. Imagine shuddering off the sleep. Can't fall asleep while enemies pass you unnoticed and invade your country and all that is dear to you. Must...stay....awake.

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Re: CoD-ILD?
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2008, 05:00:24 PM »
Hmm... it's a pretty nice idea.  Could set you up for an exciting lucid!

I'll give it a try tonight!

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Re: CoD-ILD?
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2008, 08:06:34 PM »
Never having played the game, I can't really relate to that scenario... but I can most certainly imagine trying to stay awake while driving.  Can't fall asleep while driving!  I'm going to give this a try that way.

What other situations are common and familiar where we end up battling fatigue?
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Offline StephenT

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Re: CoD-ILD?
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2008, 06:19:50 PM »
Never having played the game, I can't really relate to that scenario... but I can most certainly imagine trying to stay awake while driving.  Can't fall asleep while driving!  I'm going to give this a try that way.

What other situations are common and familiar where we end up battling fatigue?

This one's probably better since most people drive (unless you're under 16).

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Re: CoD-ILD?
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2008, 07:50:40 PM »
This would be an interesting technique to try.  :)

What other situations are common and familiar where we end up battling fatigue?

Along with driving.. fighting fatigue in a boring meeting or class.

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Re: CoD-ILD?
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2008, 05:42:04 AM »
Never having played the game, I can't really relate to that scenario... but I can most certainly imagine trying to stay awake while driving.  Can't fall asleep while driving!  I'm going to give this a try that way.

What other situations are common and familiar where we end up battling fatigue?

SKA what a brilliant idea!

Driving, or being in a meeting might not work as well because imagining it would be boring and battling fatigue would be very difficult. The soldier scenario is exiting, and this will make battling fatigue easier.
Also the waiting element of this scenario is brilliant because it corresponds to waiting for the HI.

You can switch the enemies and the weapon to something that appeals to you, for example instead of defending against enemy soldiers with a machine gun you are defending against aliens with a laser blaster, or against vampires with a cross bow with a wooden stake, or werewolves with a revolver with silver bullets, Nazgul with Sting etc...

One point that can make a difference, it may be a good idea, while waiting on guard, to expect the enemies, wish for them to come so that you can blast them. Because in theory if we associate the coming of the enemies with HI, then waiting expectantly for them to come may bring them sooner. But some sense of dread will be helpful too, because if we want them to come so we can blast without any suspense, then we may not be thrilled enough to stay awake.