I'd forgotten how often we saw Magritte (colubra) wrote,
I'd forgotten how often we saw Magritte

The Fluorescence Test: created by queenofstripes & kifed from just_the_ash

Fluorescence is a term that queenofstripes suggests one should adopt as a positive synonym for 'eccentricity', if I understand her correctly. Eccentricity is generally a polite term for something dangerously unusual: flourescence is a positive strangeness/exceptionality/otherness. More data in her LJ. I'm 86% fluorescent.

Have you ever...
1) ...roleplayed? Y
2) ...roleplayed without rules? Y
3) ...had an imaginary friend? Y
4) Do you still have an imaginary friend? N
5) ...been regularly called by the name of one of your characters? Y
6) ...joked that you are something nonhuman? Y
7) ...seriously suggested that you are something nonhuman? N
8) ...daydreamed? Y
9) ...slept just for fun, to see what sort of dreams you'd have? Y
10) ...had a dissociative or multiple personality episode, or a hallucination? Y
11) ...created your own world? Y
12) ...lived in a world you created? Y
13) ...brought others into a world you created? N
14) ...felt like your own gender doesn't fit you? N
15) ...talked to yourself? Y
16) ...talked to inanimate objects? Y
17) ...talked to plants or animals, with no humans around? Y
18) ...attempted magic, telepathy, kything, sincere prayer, or a similar non-rational method of making something wondrous happen in reality? Y
19) ...ever perceived a musical note as a color? N
20) ...ever considered yourself to have a sense of wonder? Y
21) ...ever read for fun on a regular basis? Y
22) ...made up a game to entertain yourself or others? Y
23) ...shared so many catch phrases and in-jokes with your friends that you compiled your own dictionary? N
24) ...been creatively inspired? Y
25) ...felt so inspired you felt it as a physiological sensation? Y
26) ...been struck by an idea in the middle of the night, so intense that you had to write it down? Y
27) ...been fascinated by shiny or glowy things? Y
28) ...been distracted by a train of thought by something pretty? Y
29) ...used the DSM-IV as a checklist? Y
30) ...cuddled with a stuffed animal, within the last year? Y
31) ...been curious about altered consciousness? Y
32) ...achieved altered consciousness without drugs? Y
33) ...had a lucid dream? Y
34) ...kept a dream journal? Y
35) ...kept a diary? Y
36) Were you an only child? Y
37) ...gotten angry because you realized something you desperately wanted was physically impossible in the real world? Y
38) ...been so moved by a work of fiction that you cried? Y
39) ...thought of yourself as an empath, literally or figuratively? Y
40) ...been described as an empath by somebody else, with no prompting from you? Y
41) ...seen something so beautiful that it was physically or emotionally painful? Y
42) ...written someone else a love letter? Y
43) ...crumpled up a love letter you wrote somebody before sending it? Y ('rather than' as opposed to 'before', though...)
44) ...been in love with a fictional character? Y
45) ...felt bliss for no logical reason? Y
46) ...thought you might have a soulmate? Y
47) ...spent all night talking with somebody you just met? Y
48) ...had severe depression for a month or longer? N
49) ...seen a psychiatrist or therapist? Y
50) ...cut yourself deliberately? N
51) ...had an irrational phobia? Y
52) ...spent more than ten minutes stargazing? Y
53) ...had a friend whose sentences you constantly finished, and who constantly finished yours? Y
54) Do you usually stare out the window and daydream on long cartrips? ("Only Child Syndrome") Y
55) ...been polyamorous? N
56) ...been a political idealist? Y
57) ...colored your hair a color not occurring in nature? Y
58) ...found somebody with unnaturally colored hair attractive? Y
59) ...been glittered? Y
60) ...dressed up for Halloween, within the last three years? Y
61) ...painted your face? Y
62) ...decided on the spur of the moment to undertake travel plans that took you more than 50 miles? Y
63) ...decided on the spur of the moment to undertake travel plans that took you more than 200 miles? Y
64) ...decided on the spur of the moment to undertake travel plans that took you more than 500 miles? N
65) ...blown bubbles, within the last year? N
66) ...been to a rave? Y
67) ...been disappointed by a rave or other "countercultural event" because it was too commercial or the people were too shallow? Y
68) ...been "urban spelunking," going into parts of buildings where you had no practical business being? Y
69) ...fallen in love with a city? Y
70) ...called in sick just because it was too damned sunny to work? Y
71) ...skipped work or school in order to pursue a creative inspiration? Y
72) ...coined a new word that caught on with other people? Y
73) ...perpetrated a hoax? Y
74) ...been persuaded to change an important course of action by a piece of art or music or fiction? Y
75) ...shopped for yourself in a toy store since you turned eighteen? Y
76) ...lost sleep wondering if there is a God? Y
77) ...attended a pagan ritual? Y
78) ...made up your own religion? Y
79) ...seriously practiced a religion you made up yourself? N
80) ...practiced a religion of your own invention with a group? N
81) ...been told by the school principal or guidance counselor that "you're such a smart boy/girl, why don't you apply yourself?" Y
82) ...been sent to the principal or guidance counselor for doing something WEIRD? Y
83) ...had more older friends than friends your own age as a kid? Y
84) ...had more younger friends than friends your own age as an adult? Y
85) ...used the word "mundane" as a pejorative? Y
86) ...hidden hobbies or habits from your friends because they'd think they were age- or gender-inappropriate? Y
87) ...been bullied on a regular basis? Y
88) ...been compared to one of the following comic strip characters: Calvin, Ozy, Millie, Linus, or Binkley? Y
89) ...been bored at work on a regular basis? Y
90) ...tried to explain an idea, hobby, lifestyle, or feeling to a friend or family member, and had to give up in frustration? Y
91) ...been a sci-fi or fantasy fan? Y
92) ...ever owned a blacklight? Y
93) ...gone into a toy store (a real toy store, like Kay-Bee or Toys R Us) in order to buy costuming equipment or fetish gear? Y
94) ...considered yourself bisexual or bicurious? Y
95) ...been into BDSM or any other non-vanilla sexual practices? Y
96) ...worn accoutrements of an alternative lifestyle into public areas among mundanes? Y
97) ...worn such accoutrements outside by accident, without realizing it? N
98) ...roleplayed during sex? Y
99) ...been stoned? Y
100) ...woken up after being stoned and found things that you don't remember writing? Y

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