Solid vs Non-Soli

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Solid vs Non-Soli

Solid vs Non-Solid Sounds

Okay, I guess you guys will have no clue what I am talking about. But in my head (and I explained this on the Pet Peeves thing too!) I calculate sounds in a unique system. Solid and Non-Solid, also called Hard and Soft, although that's less formal. I am really curious if you all think like this! Lemme explain:

Solid Sounds: A solid (sometimes called hard) sound is something with a constant beat and frequency. Whether it be high or low frequency, tapping, alarms, train rushing across the tracks, or the clicking of a pen. These don't bother me at all! I've been in fire drills and stood five feet away from a train numerous times and very rarely do I even blink/plug my ears. Only if I am really sick that day.

Now Non-Solid Sounds: A non-solid (sometimes called soft) sound is something with an irregular and soft sounding texture. Yes, to me sounds have textures, hence the hard/soft. This could be the scratching of chalk, fingers scratching leather or fabric (I cannot handle this sound at all), or whispering. Whispering is a bit iffy because it falls more under a solid sound due to frequency and beat, but it lacks rhythm and hardness making it a non-solid. Yeah, it's soft, not hard. xD. I personally despise - no, more than despise, I cannot even handle hearing - these sounds.

So what do you all think? Even if you don't analyze sounds as soft/hard and solid/non-solid, do you at least agree? I really would love to see how everyone's brains analyze sounds! Although to be honest... I think I am one of few who sees it this way. Just because I kinda see things differently, and this is a really weird system. 

Also, Admin, any input? Do you see - err... hear - sounds like this? 

submitted by Ashlee G., age 16, The Dreamer
(August 10, 2017 - 12:35 am)

Do you have a form of synesthesia, Ashlee? That's what it seems like to me. I think there probably is some sort of hearing-touch synesthesia, though I don't think I've ever met anyone who has it. I have hearing-sight synesthesia, which for me means that sounds have color. I am an associator, not a projector, which means that the colors appear in my mind, I don't see them in the space around me. 

Synesthesia is when two or more of your senses overlap when your brain processes them, if you don't already know. 

submitted by Cockleburr
(August 11, 2017 - 7:17 pm)