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  • SP - Yes

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    My bald head is in the clouds.

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    This is an interesting topic. In the past, I often assumed, especially when communicating with others of the ideas that I conjure up can be understood visually by another person, but the responses of this thread surprise me.

    When I imagine things, it's usually a vivid feeling that I get.. sort of like how I see things in my dreams, which is often vibrant and full of emotions, like a surreal experience.

    FYI, as a side note, I read somewhere in a psychology article- people born blind do not dream visually, but instead, in audio.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyward View Post
    Does your vivid imagination affect your morals/principles/etc? Does it affect how you would live your life? Were there times you just wish you didn't have it?
    Were there times in which I wished I didn't have it? Nah. Does it affect my decisions and how I live my life? Absolutely.
    Last edited by kiddykat; 03-17-2010 at 03:47 AM. Reason: grammar

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    Yes. And I do tend to daydream a lot. But my fantasy world isn't some place I reatreat to when I find the real world boring and pretending I am fighting bad guys or fantasy creatures with my with awesome superpowers.. In my head I can vividly imagine myself sitting together with some friends and discussing a new idea or theory I have come up with. I withdraw into the realm of thought when I have come across something interesting, for example the works of Nietzsche I recently discovered, and come up with new ideas spawned of his theories. Then, I imagine myself sitting with my friends and articulating these ideas so that I am prepared for whenever I get the chance to present them. These opportunities doesn't come up very often though since it's nearly impossible to smoothly change the subject of the conversation from World of Warcraft or something equally pointless to Nietzschan philosophy..

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    My overactive imagination gets me into tons of trouble...sometimes I even scare myself!!! *blushing*

    On the other hand...it makes me a good writer...

    luna~

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    No, not vivid at all. My imagination takes the form of macaroni paintings. I'm awful at police sketches.

    "So ma'am, you say the purse snatcher looked like this?"




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    All i know is I have no problem picturing a dragon in pink tutu, doing the ballerina, while burning a town. These images are usually accompanied by burning wood smell, heat from the fire, and sound of screaming people running away while a solf music plays in the background.

    This is the reason I laugh at my own jokes alot, because I can see the pictures in my mind. This is also why I get so many wtf look when I act as myself in front of people that does not know me. Soooo, I learned from experience to tone it down a notch :steam:. Too many serious people in the world.

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    I do not have a vivid imagination by this definition.

    My imagination is the size of multiple universes, but it is conceptual, to put it simply.

    It's not my fault I have almost no mental visual manipulation skills. Darn physical limitations...

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    Pygmalion and Galatea

    Does it work? Does a work of art work? - Only if I can suspend my disbelief.

    And I can suspend my disbelief if the work has been fully imagined by the author or artist.

    This is not as easy as it seems and many works of art fail. They fail to suspend our disbelief because they have not been fully imagined.

    And artist will often recognise this and try to fake suspension of disbelief by tricking us.

    A very common trick is to say, "This is a true story", as if it doesn't have to be imagined. This is a fig leaf to cover a bare imagination.

    And the common trick today is to use hi-tech to distract our attention from the failure of the imagination. "Oh, isn't that incredibly clever", we say with an empty feeling. And we feel empty because there is no nourishment for our imagination.

    So why is it so hard to fully imagine a work of art?

    It is because the artist must let themselves go for a time and become the work of art.

    This leaves us vulnerable and we are loathe to commit all of ourselves to the work.

    So we try to short-change our imagination, we try to cheat our imagination. And just as God won't be mocked, our imagination won't be cheated and gives us a lifeless work of art.

    So rather than coming to life like the statue of Pygmalion, it dies in the hands of the artist.

    Yes, Pygmalion created a beautiful statue of Galatea which he loved with all his heart and so the statue of Galatea came to life, just as any fully imagined work comes to life in our imaginations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LunaLuminosity View Post
    I do not have a vivid imagination by this definition.

    My imagination is the size of multiple universes, but it is conceptual, to put it simply.

    It's not my fault I have almost no mental visual manipulation skills. Darn physical limitations...
    Damn, I wish I have an imagination that obeys the law of physic. That way I can try doing backflips in my mind without spending time in the emergency room. But, everytime I imagine doing backflips, I end up imagining myself doing a backflip in slow motion looking all awesome. Unfortunately, I have enough common sense to know that the first time I attempt a backflip in real life, it won't be as smooth as how I imagined it .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Does it work? Does a work of art work? - Only if I can suspend my disbelief.

    And I can suspend my disbelief if the work has been fully imagined by the author or artist.

    This is not as easy as it seems and many works of art fail. They fail to suspend our disbelief because they have not been fully imagined.

    And artist will often recognise this and try to fake suspension of disbelief by tricking us.

    A very common trick is to say, "This is a true story", as if it doesn't have to be imagined. This is a fig leaf to cover a bare imagination.

    And the common trick today is to use hi-tech to distract our attention from the failure of the imagination. "Oh, isn't that incredibly clever", we say with an empty feeling. And we feel empty because there is no nourishment for our imagination.

    So why is it so hard to fully imagine a work of art?

    It is because the artist must let themselves go for a time and become the work of art.

    This leaves us vulnerable and we are loathe to commit all of ourselves to the work.

    So we try to short-change our imagination, we try to cheat our imagination. And just as God won't be mocked, our imagination won't be cheated and gives us a lifeless work of art.

    So rather than coming to life like the statue of Pygmalion, it dies in the hands of the artist.

    Yes, Pygmalion created a beautiful statue of Galatea whom he loved with all his heart and so the statue of Galatea came to life, just as any fully imagined work comes to life in our imaginations.
    Victor, you need to share whatever your smoking, because I can only imagine how good that sh@t is .

    Sorry i can't help myself.

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