Let’s play a game.
Type the following words into your tags box, then post the first automatic tag that comes up.
you, also, what, when, why, how, look, because, never
"you can tell b/c it’s one of my Tuesday shirts"
"also IDK why my camera dislikes focussing [sic] so much"
"WHAT HATH THE NEW WORLD WROUGHT"
"when worlds collide"
"IS TOTALLY GREAT WHY ARE YOU ALL RUNNING AWAAAAYYY???"
"how music works"
"LOOKIT THE CUTIES!!!!"
"(arguably)" (… . ?)
"clearly the solution is just to never get rid of anything ever"
peterthepansexual asked: Hi there! On the synesthesia thing - the reason I posted it was because I know very little about it, and was hoping one of my followers could maybe do just what you did (so, thank you!). I was sitting with my friend and smelt his cologne, and it equated to a physical sensation on my face and hands. It felt distinctly cool, and nearly had a solid quality to it? It wasn't unpleasant, just very odd for me. (Also, wasn't trying to misuse the term; if you think I am, I can of course remove the post.)
(Sorry, ran out of room!) What’s the experience like for you, if you don’t mind me asking?
guh! sorry for taking so long to get around to answering this! i plead tech for my senior project …
my synesthesia works on the level of sound and color, so i can’t speak to the cologne thing. when i’m listening to music, i will “see” colors and abstract patterns (sometimes even textures) in my head. i have pretty elaborate schemes worked out for what types of sounds elicit what types of colors/shapes in my head, but the “movie” that plays is unique for each piece
when i’m writing music, the reverse happens: i’ll have a very strong color impression in my head and that will indicate certain things to me about what kind of music i need to write next in the piece i’m working on. (i wrote a post that goes into more detail on this process a while ago here.)
i hope this is somewhat helpful? i am always happy to talk about this more, but sometimes it is difficult to find the words …
I am far too scattered today to put up a coherent blog post, so I’m going to give one last plug for my show this weekend. I wrote it! I’m conducting it! A lot of super talented people are singing and playing in it! Tickets are free! And you can even consult a third party as to whether it’ll be enjoyable or not! :D :D :D :D :D
i made a hat