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Fri, Sep. 20th, 2013, 04:32 am
voyantd: Hello

I just came across this community. I have no diagnosis and don't seek one. But I wanted to share what has always led to my own personal interest in the subject.

To me the lower-case 'f' when written in a typical way makes me sit there and think, "what a pompous ass that 'f' is", every time. When I write it I have to make it either angular so it resembles an upper-case 'F' (to which I have no reaction) or I have to give it a tail. Otherwise I can't really look at it. For whatever reason, as well, it is only when it is hand-written.

I've never told very many people this, but I thought if I was going to share it anywhere, this may be a good place.

Fri, Sep. 20th, 2013 10:50 pm (UTC)
dsgood

Welcome!

Recommended: Sean Day's Synesthesia site. He's both a synesthete and a synesthesia researcher. (And I think including the URL is what got my first attempt at a comment marked as spam.)

Mon, Sep. 23rd, 2013 12:26 am (UTC)
simoriah

I will be checking out the link provided in the comment above.

You are not alone. Not so much any particular letters, but words can seem so pompous to me. And I don't know WHY I love the word syntax so much....I just do....odd really.

Thu, Sep. 26th, 2013 03:18 pm (UTC)
voyantd

Do you think it is relevant here that I find holly trees and yarn completely terrifying?

Fri, Sep. 27th, 2013 03:22 am (UTC)
simoriah

Do you find the words themselves frightening or the things? We are talking letters and words, though irrational fears are a perfectly reasonable tangent. I myself fear Mariachi Bands.

Fri, Sep. 27th, 2013 02:01 pm (UTC)
voyantd

the things

Sat, Sep. 28th, 2013 07:28 am (UTC)
simoriah

Gotcha. Well, this is a good tangent. Was there an event that triggered your fears? Or did you just grow up with these fears being normal to you?

With me, I had an incident when I was younger, having to get up for air while I was in my parents pool, and there were spiders everywhere. I still twitch. Now Mariachi Bands....I blame that on the scene with Jerry McGuire, where the Mariachi Bands come and mob them at dinner.

Sat, Sep. 28th, 2013 09:38 pm (UTC)
voyantd

No I can't remember a time when I was not afraid of these things, so I don't believe there was any incident. My mom did tell me that when I was really young it wasn't just yarn, it was all string.

Sun, Sep. 29th, 2013 08:07 am (UTC)
simoriah

Interesting

Tue, Nov. 15th, 2016 02:15 pm (UTC)
biron249

what a pompous ass that 'f' is