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16 Apr 2016, 12:16 am

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Yes. It is like an addiction to me. And, I will become emotionally attached to the characters as well. I will go days laying in my bed just reading a series. It takes me a bit to get my mind into their world when I first start, but I live the story in my head and I think that is why I love it. Like others have said, it is another reality. To be honest, I don't recall being as excited as I get about a good book for video games and I love video games.


For me too. I always get very attached to the characters of stories I like, they're like my friends. I love getting hooked on series, because I don't have to stop after just one book. I always feel a sense of loss and emptiness when I finish a book though, because I'm not done with the story, I want more and wish it could just keep going. The last time I finished a series, I closed the last book and went straight back to start the first one over again the very next day, because being separated from the characters was too difficult.

My visual internal world is extremely vivid; I see scenes and dialogue in my head as if they were films, and I can create my own "head stories" as well, with equal clarity. It's like having HD TV in my mind :)


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16 Apr 2016, 10:37 am

I've given it more thought, and while I don't mix up movies with books when I get back to them, I can be so in the zone when I read or watch that I forget that I'm reading a book or watching a movie/series.

I know there have been times when I have finished a book I was really into, and as I turn the last page I have been surprised to find that oh yeah, i was reading, it was a book, because I was so into that world that I forgot myself.
I have also been so into a movie that I have been surprised when the names start scrolling over the screen at the end.


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16 Apr 2016, 11:37 am

I have done that all my life! Even with a break in concentration whenever someone would call my name and I'd realize I wasn't sitting in front of the t.v. but had a book in my hand. I'd laugh and shake my head and a few sentences on start 'watching' my book again! I used to get in trouble because I wouldn't really hear anything going on. It was my escape from all the crazy I grew up with, so it made it really hard to stop doing that later on in life and be a little more aware when I read. :)



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17 Apr 2016, 4:32 am

I prefer movies to reading. I can focus better on movies.


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17 Apr 2016, 11:09 am

All of my thinking is like watching a movie, so I do get the same effect as the OP when I'm reading a book. That said though I prefer books that have film versions of them. I still prefer the books by a long way but if there's a film version then I can see the characters and places much better. My imagination isn't so good, but m memory is fine!

It's good to know that others feel like this too. :-)


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17 Apr 2016, 11:19 am

I'm a big fan of books as they were perceived as safer than people. I think about rewinding them. I also have tried to rewind broadcast television programs.

People are much safer as I learned to somewhat navigate our world.

Control is one of the biggest illusions out there. It can also be addicting.

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17 Apr 2016, 3:39 pm

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I think about rewinding them. I also have tried to rewind broadcast television programs.
I've looked for the back arrow when reading teletext news, and when I write with pen, I find myself trying to save and at other times thinking I should mark it and move it to another space in the text.


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17 Apr 2016, 4:27 pm

rushfanatic wrote:
Hi, I will always prefer reading the book vs. seeing the movie...my imagination takes the book to the highest level, something a movie is unable to capture..


I agree with you totally. When I read a book I 'see' a film of it in my head and I can have everything exactly as I want it. Sometimes when I see 'the film of the book' I'm surprised or disappointed by the treatment it has received, like they may cut certain parts out or change them. Occasionally I'm surprised when the actors say the same words I remember but in a tone of voice that I didn't expect. This can change the content a bit and leave me wondering if I truly understood it in the first place or if my imagination has let me down.



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18 Apr 2016, 1:42 am

Looking wrote:
rushfanatic wrote:
Hi, I will always prefer reading the book vs. seeing the movie...my imagination takes the book to the highest level, something a movie is unable to capture..


I agree with you totally. When I read a book I 'see' a film of it in my head and I can have everything exactly as I want it. Sometimes when I see 'the film of the book' I'm surprised or disappointed by the treatment it has received, like they may cut certain parts out or change them. Occasionally I'm surprised when the actors say the same words I remember but in a tone of voice that I didn't expect. This can change the content a bit and leave me wondering if I truly understood it in the first place or if my imagination has let me down.




This RUINED Harry Potter movies for me (beyond the other inconsistencies). I see the charactersas they are in the movie, since I've seen them first (which is rare), but my brain manufactures scenes.that don't exist.


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