Graham wrote:My experience with WILDs is very different from lucidinthe sky's, and what others have reported here. I slip so gradually from hypnagogic imagery into a LD that it is hard to say where the boundary is. I have not had a great LD this way, though (and I have in other ways) so maybe that's the price I pay for the smooth transition.
I think you're still in NREM dreams. The transition only happens when one enters rem dreams which are much more vivid and it happens almost instantly. NREM dreams can be: simple HI, complex photo like HI; slide shows; 2d dreams like TV; 2d dreams like PC?/video games; 3d dreams that immense one; multi-dreams of any of the above that one can quickly flip through and chose one to enter. One could enter any of these from normal consciousness directly, but normally they start with HI or HI slideshows and move into something else.