I recently found myself in a level of lucid dream in which I was aware I was dreaming but was unable to control my environment. A big rhinoceros monster starting coming at me, and my cocky self tried to command it to explode. Well, that didn’t work out. Finding yourself lucid in a nightmare and not being able to change it on command is not fun. I started to feel a little panicked and thought I might have to command myself to wake up. Then I oddly started pulling at its skin like I was stretching the latex of a balloon. Instinctively I decided to keep pulling at the monster’s skin until I tore a hole in it. This worked and the dream monster was defeated.
Retrospectively, I think I know where this skin stretching idea came from. I watched a Shane Dawson video about lucid dreaming in which he said skin will stretch a crazy amount in dreams. Thankfully there was a limit to that stretchiness in regard to the rhinoceros monster. I’d be interested to know if this monster-defeating method works in anybody else’s lucid dreams.