Now, I’ve been told I’m a freaking nutter as many times as the next guy but this is different. This is an actual, recognized disorder (with an official name and everything). And I think that, maybe, I have more than one problem because I’m actually kind of (insanely) excited. Well, no, excited is pushing it but I’m not, say, screaming and tearing my hair out so that can’t be normal, right?
I discovered this disorder when I clicked on a blogpost on the Top Posts from around WordPress.com list (Incidentally, WHAT does it take to get on that list?! I am considering titling my next post ” The Jonas Bros. want me to sing for them with Rob Pattinson, Miley Cyrus and Zac Efron!!”.God.).
Anyway, I ‘have’* what is called Synaesthesia.
“…Synaesthesia is not entirely negative. Synaesthesia is a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway, in other words, numbers can be perceived as having color, or words (such as the days of the week) can be perceived as having personalities. Many people with synesthesia use their experiences to aid in their creative process, and many non-synesthetes have attempted to create works of art that may capture what it is like to experience synesthesia. Here is a description of the disorder by one synaesthete: “I realized that to make an R all I had to do was first write a P and draw a line down from its loop. And I was so surprised that I could turn a yellow letter into an orange letter just by adding a line.” The image above shows how a synaesthete might perceive numbers and letters (which would appear all black to normal people). In a more bizarre twist, sufferers might mix sound and taste so that different noises might have a taste. It may be wise for synaesthetes to avoid the brown sound.
And I do that whole ” every letter has a colour” thing, I really do! Can’t say I’m surprised, really. In fact, it’s so darned typical that I’d go and have some mental disorder. Probably have a few more, too, knowing me.
* ‘Have’ makes it sound too much like a disease, don’t you think?
In other news: My internet connection keeps dying every two minutes ( it was every three seconds, last night) all by itself and I have to manually reconnect every time. There is also this suspicious character that goes by the name “x-connect” that has magically appeared out of nowhere. Clearly, this is the source of my troubles, because every time my connection dies, x-connect shows up. Then I delete it, and tediously reconnect again, then it disconnects, then x-connect is back! If anyone can help with the thing, that’d be great.( I did run a virus scan, but nothing showed up.).This also means that at any time, my posting powers will be rudely taken from me, so erm, have fun Lucid and Fuzzy! We all know how much you enjoy NaBloPoMo!
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