This is how I see musical notes, if anyone was wondering :)
It’s been a while since I made a synesthesia doodle. XD Anyways, Kit was looking at my old doodles recently and wound up trying to guess what sounds translated to, color-wise, so I decided to start doing some actual pictures for that. I’ve wanted to draw this one for a while, actually.
Sort of tempted to list some singers and where they fall, but I’ve probably mentioned most of them already. Feel free to ask about some if you’re curious, though. It’s fun to tell people what colors some sounds wind up showing as. XD
Posting this as text because apparently, questions and answers can’t be reblogged (what’s up with that, Tumblr?)
Spontaneously popping by to say YAY SYNESTHESIA~ I have grapheme->colour, sound->colour and a bit of taste->colour and emotion->colour haha. Everything is coloured xD Question for other *something*->colour synesthetes; do you guys see colours which essentially don’t exist on this planet? I’ve literally got a whole other spectrum (which I call dark-clear & light-clear colours), & have subsequently invented my own vocabulary in an attempt to explain it to people. People think I’m insane haha
You’re not crazy or alone. I do see colors off the spectrum. I’ve tried looking for the colors I see even in computers and I can’t find them example, I can see a green that looks like a green, but it has a certain shade not found in nature, which stresses me out because I’d love to paint my room with those colors…
And here I just told somebody today that Alison seeing colours outside the normal spectrum was not a typical feature of synesthesia. I TAKE IT ALL BACK.
Next thing you know, another synesthete’s going to casually mention that they can taste when people are lying and I’ll just have to stop calling ULTRAVIOLET a paranormal novel at all…
I realized yesterday that I also have synesthesia with the days of the week.
Monday is royal blue.
Tuesday is yellow.
Wednesday is blue-green.
Thursday is yellow-orange.
Friday is red.
Saturday is black.
Sunday is also yellow, but shining like the sun. I assume it has to do with it being the Lord’s day.
I thought it might be related to the color of the letters, but then it wouldn’t make sense why Saturday and Sunday are so different…. I dunno.
what i want to know is why so many synesthetes perceive I and O as white and black, just like i do
(or any combination thereof - both white, etc.)
i feel like see it all the time when i look at other people’s pictures of their alphabets
what is it about those two letters? what could cause that?
The same applies to 1 and 0 as numbers. Something to do with the shape of the grapheme?
A is often red in synesthete alphabets as well, which I suspect might be influenced by the “A is for Apple” so prevalent in picture books and letter cards, but that would only apply to English speakers. I wonder what the prevalence of red A is among non-English speakers?
BBT does synesthesia — who knew?
(Except, as Alison would point out, orange is pain, not loneliness.)
Day 2. January 2, 2012
Yeah yeah I know, I don’t and won’t usually stray from the 3 rectangles deal, but today was a mint green slash kind of day.
Per request of quandary-eyes, who asked me to post a picture of my synesthesia.
Here’s a note I wrote to Yale in synesthesia a year and a half ago. It reads “[First name] [middle name] [last name] is awesome! Love, Jill [unknown].” I don’t know what the last two colours—the light green and the yellow—stand for. :/ It’s not my last name, that’s for sure. Maybe it was an inside joke.
This is a reeeaaalllyyy simplified version of how I see words. The individual letters kind of blend together to create blocks of colours, but the colours are a lot more blended than I could have created on a piece of paper.
Some letters are more “influential” than others. A “j” in a word almost always turns the word into pink or red. “T”, on the other hand, is easily changed by the colours of the letters around it.
For instance, the blue and yellow block on the bottom left is “love”. The word is two colours instead of four, even though each letter in “love” has a colour. “L” and “v” are more “dominant” or influential sounds than “o” or “e” and so their colours take over the word.