In the Autism Quotient questionnaire, there is this statement:
"When I'm reading a story, I can easily imagine what the characters might look like"
What if I always use faces that I know, for example actors from shows I've seen a lot? Sometimes I pick an actor to be a character after the first description of the character, then later they might say something about their looks that doesn't fit with the actor, and I'll kinda ignore it because I already decided who is playing that character.
To agree with the statement, should one be able to "build a face" in ones mind based on the information given?
Sometimes these things are so hard to answer when you don't know how other people work.
You're welcome. I don't mind too much trying to describe things like that; it's often one of the best ways of understanding myself to try to explain to someone else. It kind of left me a bit bewildered for while, but actually I think it's found me a new direction to try to tackle some of my "without the mask who am I?" confusion - so all's well.
Even more amazing; thanks to firemonkey posting about a forum especially for Aphantasics, I discovered some scientific research into mental imagery tasks, one of the conclusions of which was...
"What Zeman’s findings do suggest is that mental imagery may be unconscious in the brain of an aphantasic. That is, people with aphantasia may be able to form visual images, but don’t have conscious access to them."
If only I'd read that first, to know that my guesswork was right, I might not have gotten myself quite so discombobulated!
Yes, lots o' holes in Dune 84 but still a grand attempt.There's already talk of a spin-off TV series or TV film about the Bene Gesserit. Perhaps the later Dune novels might be smaller affairs if it all goes swimmingly. I could imagine God Emperor as an Anime/Manga or CG version done for by a streaming company.
I know of Jodorowsky's attempt to make the film and I still need to see the documentary. I love Jodorowsky
I just hope it all goes swimmingly with Villeneuve's version! Didn't know about the series on the Bene Gesserit. Maybe they might take a lot of pointers from Chapterhouse. I think that God Emperor woukd have to take some form of different approach, but then it might be disjointed from the series.
Breadpud said:I know of Jodorowsky's attempt to make the film and I still need to see the documentary. I love Jodorowsky
It's amazing that if that project wasn't a faliure, Alien probably would never have been made. It's wonderfully absurd, especially the training regimen he put his son through to play Paul. Right, I won't give any more away!
Do you prefer El Topo, or The Holy Mountain?
Personally my visual imagination is very good and I actually find it really easy to imagine what characters might look like or indeed what a scene or environment might look like, if it has been well described. This is one thing that I really like about talking with other Autistic people, their inclination to give lots of details when they are describing things, I'm 'there' in my head, I can visualise everyone/everything that they are describing really well.
Ooh, that's a tough one. I like them all; Holy Mountain I'd say. I really really do like Dance of Reality/Endless Poetry though. Yup, that's right, how much influence it had on SF films.
That's good to hear
Interestingly, I read that article and only answered one of the questions correctly! I don't think I have aphantasia because I've always had a very vivid, visual imagination, but I do remember struggling with concepts like those in the article when I was at school.
P.S. Discombobulated is one of my favourite words