Probably because I'm hyper-lexic, I been able to visualize like a movie at a young age when reading a book causually. As in, I can naturally see the characters and there positions, along with the scene. I can vagually hear their voices as they talk (which made me develop an aversion to anime adaptation, due to dissonance between the voices). If a character gets an injury I can sometimes feel it, so I don't like Gorn because of its excess gore. I usually don't imagine the other two senses unless it is brought up in the text.
The only thing now is to figure out how to ramp it up so I can start actually seeing it.
EDIT: Also, I usually can imagine the layout of a room, so that influences my writing. And if I forget a character's appearance, I usually fill in the gaps, which could lead to some awkwardness during re-reading.
For very minor details, I could perceive them if they are brought up in the text, but I usually don't fill them in.
For the most part, I see realistic at default, but it could vary depending on what I'm reading. For example, for Kira Is Justice
, I was imagining the canon characters with their manga apperances, while the original characters looked realistic.
All the above applies both to my own writing, and my actual imagination. There's a reason why I say creativity is my biggest strength.
edited 26th May '11 7:10:11 AM by chihuahua0