A couple of points you made that caught my attention. The watchers, standing above you. This has been a detail in several of my dreams in the last few years.
When you are good at defense, people do indeed get miserable and angry and yet feel compelled to keep trying when they realize they made a mistake in trying to hit you in the first place. (Give them an out, even in the dream)
This morning I had a dream in which I found myself in a sort of rundown clinic of sorts, and I thought it was a rehab facility or something with a whole bunch of very different people. Old, as young as 3 or so, I made conversation with a few, and then realized there was a 50ish woman who was speaking with people, then would take them to one room or another, separating them into other groups. I was talking to a woman with a child, and somehow the subject of lucid dreaming came up and that caught her attention and she came over. She handed me a hardcover book like a journal and told me to have a look.
I opened it and it was an opening into a whole other world, like I was looking through a window on the page. She told me to go ahead, and I went through that little window, not with my body, which remained with her in that room, but with the point of my perception, kind of like when you have a true breakthrough on DMT. I sort of dipped in there and found myself in a beautiful desert scene with a very colorful sunset and large Saguaro type cactus growing. (Cactus are in my dreams a lot)
I sort of floated back through that window in the page and the lady had a shocked but pleased look on her face. She took me, the young child and the lady into another room with a dozen or so people in it, and we just continued our conversation. The child had also seen the cactus world, but damned if I can remember exactly how that conversation went, and it seems important now in the retelling.
Sitting here writing this, I started to say I wish it was that easy to dip into another world and I realized that is exactly what we do when we are dreaming. I also realized I had that very choice once on a heavy dose mushroom experience. I was presented with all these little TV like screens, and inside each one was a different version of reality, a whole different world. Then I had the realization that I did not have to go back to the one I came from, and was tempted to go into a different one. Then I realized all the people and things depending on me back in this world, and instantly I was pulled back here. I have often wondered with all the seemingly insane things going on in the world if I fell back into the right one.
El Piranha this is my favorite thread as well. I have greatly enjoyed reading back over my dreams all the way back to the beginning, and I remember them all in vivid detail just like reliving them. Interesting...