So I wanted a thread for the "is this an autistic thing?" thread, but more generalized for any brainweird. This thread is intended to be open to everyone, so feel free to respond! To start us off - So sometimes when I'm reading a really good book, I'll get so engrossed in the book that the outside world that feels less real than the book world. Like, I'd be at school and everything was kind of foggy and I'd basically do everything I could to just get back to reading the book because that wasn't foggy and muddled. I'd feel like I had tunnel vision, couldn't really see what's going on around me (nothing actually wrong with vision), that kind of stuff. I was thinking about this recently and I kinda just stopped half way through and though "oh wait. Is THAT what dissociation is??" It doesn't super match other descriptions I've heard. I didn't really feel away from my body or anything. But the part about the real world not really being real certainly sounded like it to me. What do y'all think?