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I find the comparison of our visualizations to be incredibly interesting. For instance, I don’t imagine SH when I read, but I DO hear his voice (same for Cait). When I read the books, I only get a *sense* of the person. When DG talks about Jamie’s hair, I see it…but only the hair, never the whole. But I see the hair very vividly–the colors and tones, the texture, whether it is kept or unkept. But I don’t see the totality of the person. (I have no problem seeing places, apparently I just do this with the characters). I have no idea why.
I was trying to explain this to my husband, and he thought it was weird, since whenever I have dreams they are nearly always third person omniscient. Like I am hovering up above viewing the dream.
I see scenery and location this way when I read (great, sweeping overviews), but when it comes to characters apparently my gaze only goes where directed.
ADMISSION: So, really, the characters are (overall) not what I could have envisioned (because, well, I just have an assortment of random bits in my head). That being said, recently I was leaving work and heading to my car. I was riding in a filthy parking garage elevator and I saw a guy reach to press the floor button with his big hands covered in a sprinkling of downy ginger hair, and I *might* have hissed to my friend, “Oh, my Gosh! He has JAMIE HANDS!”
*hangs head in shame*