Recently, as in for the passed three nights straight, I haven't been having nightmares as such, but extended and drawn-out bad dreams. Lucid dreaming is something I have some ability in, and normally (like a lot of people) I can take control of dreams when I recognise them becoming somtheing bad and turn them into something better.
However, as Jye described it, these bad dreams I have been having are like dealing with a bastard GM. No matter what I do, the dream responds and comes up with unother unpleasant thing to deal with. Combine this with dream physics, and stuff can get very wiered and very frustrating.
I don't get why my subconscious has decided to do this to me, but it has become most annoying. Not frightening, despite the 'dangerous' situations (part of me obviously realises that it is a dream, and thus I realise I am not in any peril, despite the vivid nature of the dreams), but definately frustrating. Much like dealing with a bastard GM who confounds me at every turn, you know, the sort who want to make a poitn about how tough the party nemesis is? So no matter what you do you can't hurt him (the nemesis) nor avoid being hurt by him?
Meh. I'm tired, cut me some slack.