Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Go Nuts This Weekend

Mind Hacks has an interesting post about a marathon biker who hallucinates when he's out on the road for long stretches of time. I thought I'd quote it in honor of 24 Hour Comics Day this weekend.

". . . The last days are marked by hallucinations: bears, wolves and aliens prowl the roadside; asphalt cracks rearrange themselves into coded messages. Occasionally, Robic leaps from his bike to square off with shadowy figures that turn out to be mailboxes. In a 2004 race, he turned to see himself pursued by a howling band of black-bearded men on horseback . . ."

I normally hallucinate during 24HCD, although not as vividly as this guy. My episode usually starts around hour 20 and involves seeing little black bugs on the periphery of my vision. They don't actually look like insects, just blurry black moving things that my brain interprets as bugs. And of course, as soon as I try to focus on them they disappear.

If anyone else has a 24HCD hallucination story, please leave it in the comments!

Link to the Mind Hacks post
Link to the original NYT article

3 comments:

Matthew Kriske said...

I can not mention mine for legal reasons.

If, and that's a big if, the trial goes to court, I will be pleading not guilty.

Pip pip, cheerio.

Daniel Olson said...

I had this strange hallucination last year that Kriske did a 24 Hour Comic. Maybe this year it won't be a hallucination.

Curtis said...

I had this weird hallucination that the room was filled with gross, un-washed bearded cartoonist. Really scary. I'm never doing that again. probably.