I FOUND MYSELF LAYING IN MY BED THINKING I WAS awake. i heard my brother running around my room, so i got up and he wasn't there. i go down stairs then go back upstairs, but as im on the stairs i look at the t.v and i notice a woman on the screen and her head is balooning, like inflating and deflating.at that point i became mildly lucid. i counted the steps as i went up and counted only 12, (aand i know theres 14 steps actually) that increased the lucidity. as i was at the top of the stairs looking down i decided to levitate and i did. i floated to my room and then i felt as if i were blacking out, the environment faded and in the blackness i saw the sillouttes of the objects (like when you look at a object and you close your eyes real fast and the image sustains for a few seconds after closing your eyelids). at that point i spun and everything came back to clarity. the vividness was now strong and my lucidity good. i went to my bookshelf and pulled out a calvin and hobbes book to make them appear with me. i opened up the book and it had very bright comics in it and text that i can't recall. they never came into my dimension though. i went over to my lamp and tried the light experiment. the light was on so i tried to turn it off but nothing happened. i then walked downstairs and went out my back door, and facing west in the sky was the sun replaced by a smily face :). i went around the house and phased back into the regular dream.
that was my 1st LD that actually lasted and i could have control over. i'd say it was about 3 minutes.
it was a totally different world and i finally was aware that i was in this world. it was great.