This is one of those moments in GGaR when it suddenly gets very intense very fast, huh?
I'll be once more talking about my own experience with lucid dreams (or nightmares, in this instance), because these GGaR strips were entirely influenced by those.
But yeah, dreams could be quite breath-taking, with landscapes that I could remember when waking up and bask in how impressive and magical it all was. Buuuut there were also the times when lucid dreams introduced what I called "my Shadow" and some moments were absolutely intense, feelings and sensations amplified by the lucidity of it all.
Like Lillian, I could sometimes wake myself up, but it could take a bit of time, or I could try to change the channel and dream of something else but that didn't always succeed.
I met my "shadow" in different forms, not like this big bad bird here, usually in less flagrant ways, like a boy or a crow mask. Or sometimes just a regular looking man who didn't do anything but stare at me, but the sensation of fear was so overwhelming it woke me up in sweat.
Those would be my type of nightmares, very rare, but very intense :)
--> This is a rerun of the finished webcomic Go Get a Roomie! You can find these two strips in the old archive >here<!