I can see the Jellyfish only being there to me a symbol for the player. Though, I would imagine the creator would've put something more 'available' and known for that job. Regarldess, the missing body still drives me up the wall a bit.
A sudden idea; Perhaps her mind started meshing both reality and her dreams together. Akin to sleep walking, but not. It would explain where the stairs randomly came from.
However, that idea is also out of place. If that was happening, I'd think it would happen abit more slowly (As in, slowly doing it every time you wake up).
I do fully agree that she was ultimately going to kill herself, regardless. So in the end, no matter what state she was in, the ending would've been roughly the same.
I feel the lack of a body and the NPC choice still feel like they have some unseen meaning behind them.
I do think that she was abused and it shows though her dreams. So I agree.
I also think that any event that changes from good to bad, or any 'sudden' event (FACE) is caused by a mixture of some kind of fear, or trauma, mixed with a 'slip' I keep yabbering on about. To me it seems obvious that she's trying to hide something from herself, she just tends to slip up now and then.
A fear of the 'darker' side of the world could very well work as a fear. Children as young as (I assume) she is, usually don't have that fear as they haven't experienced the world and people enough yet. So it could also tie in to some abuse as well, like you said.
As for the Lucid Dreaming, I'm aware of it. I personally remember 'alot' of my dreams, sometimes I will gain a moment or two of 'awareness', but I don't actively try to control them. I'm aware that keeping a Dream Diary is 'extremely' helpful in learning how to Lucid Dream, yourself.
Yet, I'm on the fence on rather or not Madotsuki actually controls her own dreams or not. I'm wondering if you, as the driving force, control her. I mean like…Perhaps she can retain her memories (Like I can), but she herself can't control the dreams, shes simply a observer and you're the person moving her around.Post too long. Click here to view the full text.