May 17th, 2006

question

Curiosity about modes

Story research, sort of, and sort of personal curiosity. Define terms for yourself, but if you think you're defining them idiosyncratically, please let me know. Nuance in the comments! Nuance in the comments is always welcome. (The first two questions may not be entirely clear. Basically I think there's a huge difference between being a very visual person and having good eyesight, that kind of thing. Also, you define what senses you feel you mess with in your art or craft. If you write poetry and experience that as a "hearing" art or a "sight" art or a "hearing and sight" art, whatever: put down your perception of it. Thanks.)

Poll #730569 Senses

I consider myself strongly oriented towards the following sense(s):

Hearing
1(1.1%)
Sight
15(17.2%)
Smell
0(0.0%)
Taste
0(0.0%)
Touch
3(3.4%)
None of the above.
1(1.1%)

I consider myself to have acute perception in the following sense(s):

Hearing
9(10.6%)
Sight
7(8.2%)
Smell
3(3.5%)
Taste
1(1.2%)
Touch
6(7.1%)
None of the above
28(32.9%)

I consider myself to have correctable impairment in the following sense(s):

Hearing
3(3.4%)
Sight
55(63.2%)
Smell
1(1.1%)
Taste
2(2.3%)
Touch
0(0.0%)
None of the above
12(13.8%)

I consider myself to have non-correctable impairment in the following sense(s):

Hearing
4(5.5%)
Sight
3(4.1%)
Smell
11(15.1%)
Taste
0(0.0%)
Touch
0(0.0%)
None of the above
47(64.4%)

Over time, I have:

lost appreciation of or focus on a sense that used to be important.
0(0.0%)
gained appreciation of or focus on a sense that didn't used to matter to me.
23(27.1%)
been forced by changing abilities to change my sensory focus.
5(5.9%)
stayed focused on more or less the same sensory modes.
42(49.4%)
something else related thereto.
2(2.4%)

I consider myself to create arts or crafts that focus or act upon the following sense(s):

Hearing
1(1.1%)
Sight
18(20.5%)
Smell
0(0.0%)
Taste
1(1.1%)
Touch
1(1.1%)
None of the above
12(13.6%)
writing everywhere

50!

I just made my 50th short story sale! Aeon wants to buy "Michael Banks,
Home from the War," and I am more than pleased to sell it to them.

This is not the "best rewrite request ever," but it was a pretty darn good rewrite request. Aeon did a great job with the illos etc. to "Things We Sell to Tourists," so I'm delighted to sell them another story.

Also, 50 seems like, well, a thing.