I'm thinking of tripping for the first time this new years. I've been wanting to try LSD for about a year, and i've reserched it carefully. Since i've never taken psychadelics before, i thought that magic mushrooms would be a better idea (as i understand it, the LSD trip can feel more overwhelming and uncontrollable than mushrooms). However, i cant get a hold of mushrooms. The problem is that most shroomers grow their own and keep it to themselves over here. Anyway, the setting that this will be in is not the ideal one. A good thing is to be in a controllable enviroment, with people who you trust, and preferably with someone who's done the drug before. I won't have either one of these. Of course, all my friends will be there and we'll have a blast, but you can't really trust any of these people to look after you intensely in case something goes bad. My plan is to initially take 1 hit (or less, depending on how many mics there is on each). Then if i dont get any effects, take another half hit. And then after that, perhaps another half hit. If i take 2 hits (or the equivilent of ~100-150 ug) and don't feel too much, i'll call it a night (as far as the acid goes). You can always experiment on another time. In case i take 1 hit, and it ends up being 30 trillion gazillion ug (in other words; too much) and blasts me into orbit, i'll have some benzoos prepared to help take the edge off an overwhelming trip. I also probably won't do any other drugs that evening, unless the acid is too weak. The risk of a bad trip has kept me away from acid for a while, but i feel pretty good mentally now. But as always, there are insecurities, wich is why i would like to know more about the experience itself. For example i've read lots of trip reports and people talking about their hallucinations and so forth. Some of these hallucinations sound pretty creepy. If you have a creepy hallucination, do you know that its a hallucination, and laugh it off? Or is the LSD trip supposed to be "creepy", and thats why you all love it so much? As usual, marijuana is a big part of the festivities around here. I've read that smoking marijuana before the trip kicks in can take the "edge" off. During what time does this apply? Is it before you feel any effects at all, or after you start feeling a slight "difference" and the beginning of the trip? Also if you smoke some before the trip and it works as an "edge-remover", does that mean that you can smoke more after the effects of the LSD have kicked in, without it making the trip stronger? If i am tripping on this dose (~100-150 ug), how coherent will i be? Will i understand what people are saying to me, and be able to make reasonable decisions based on this? Will i take a shit on the floor as a result of somebody saying something? One more thing. If i buy liquid LSD (water diluted), are there any ways to take it at a lesser dose than by the drop? One drop might contain more than i'm prepared for. Like if i put a drop in a glass of water, and only drink half the water, does that mean that i've taken only half the drop, or does it solve unevenly in the glass? Any help is greatly appreciated. If i knew the answer to these questions, i'd feel much more secure with trying acid for the first time.