Do you have a sixth sense when it comes to reading online text?
I came from wis.dm, and if you haven’t been there – it’s hard to explain the real-time chaos that is unmoderated chat and forum.
I don’t see well, and I don’t see colours. I’m also not young anymore. As a result, I tend to read a lot and read between the lines even more. I sense (sometimes mistakenly I imagine) that I even have a sixth sense when it comes to the written word online, almost as if I give the words more depth – sometimes a person’s smell, sometimes how he would sound, sometimes a facial expression or body language.
I have come to disregard almost all visuality – avatars, person’s description of themself (race colour creed etcetera) and just sense them through their words.
Side: I notice little things which are funny (to me): A recent question had a little rhyme to it (do you listen to Yisin – or something like that). I can dwell on little rhymes and word games, making them up sometimes, pre-occupying myself for hours, sometimes on a few lines of poetry which probably isn’t even very “good” in the classic sense.
Yes, I’m weird.