Archer Wrote:That's what leaps out at me as the key point.
You have a new experience, and - saying for no real reason - you label it as fae.
There is a reason, you just don't consciously know what it is.
Because the only reason I ever originally picked "elf" instead of "fae" to identify with is because it seemed to have nothing to do with anything traditionally identified as "fae"- the not-quite-physical thing, the being-from-a-specific-place thing, the not-quite-set-form thing, certain more specific traits- and now those things seem to be present.
Or because this impression that comes through to me as "fae" is just that- an impression, because that seems to be the closest thing I can think of, and my confusion is mostly based on outside factors, like the semi-external nature of it.
Or because now that I associate some of those things I mentioned with "fae" and now with "hoshi load of tasty energy", I want to believe it.
Actually, I have plenty of reasons
; I just have no reason to believe that any of them aren't bullshit.
Quote:My response would be, and this sounds a lot more simple to me than it probably will to you,
Doesn't it always? *g*
Quote:is just to sit down and a) work out why you chose the label "fae"
I don't really think I wrote it down.
Quote:and b) what other possible labels would fit.
I really don't know, outside of what I mentioned- that it might just be more of stuff I've already seen. Somehow. I don't know. I've been doing this off and on for a while.
Quote:If there isn't enough information to find an accurate, useful label for the new experience - then don't bother labelling it.
I'm primarily looking to understand this, not label it. Neither calling it "fae" nor calling it "nothing in particular" nor just not calling it anything have solved anything or made any progress at all.