Style Guide (in progress)
Rules of Thumb
- use simplistic and easily understandable language over complex and obscure language wherever possible. This is to ensure that the SEI is as accessible to the general public as possible.
- Do not make absolute or black/white assertions. For example "XYZ can creating the feeling that" over "XYZ will create the feeling that"
- Do not talk about the conclusions reached during these states as if they are inherently true, instead make it clear that you are simply describing the experience of them.
- add laughter as a subcomponent of humour enhancement
- add vomiting as a subcomponent of nausea
Levels of intensity intro
"This effect is capable of manifesting itself across the x different levels of intensity described below:"
- At the lowest level, …
- At this level, …
- At the highest level, …
Referring to the experiencer
- “A person” is preferred
- "At this level a person experiences morphing"
- “One’s” is secondary and provides variety
- “At this level one’s vision is completely encompassed by geometry”
Outro paragraph sentence:
"Effect is most commonly induced under the influence of low/moderate/heavy dosages of hallucinogenic compounds, such as type list. However, it can also occur under the influence of type list, particularly during phase [or as a result of x]"
- To describe a given environment in its entirety: Scene
- To describe the surface of a given object (like the surface of a wall in a video game): Texture
- To describe a given object: Object
- To describe the experience of an effect of an illusion: Perception
- To describe increasing intensity across multiple tiers: Progressive
- To describe common sober experiences (to contrast with intoxicated effects): Everyday (life)
- To describe an illusion the subject recognizes to be false: Hallucination / hallucinatory
- To describe an illusion the subject cannot recognize as such: Delusion
- To describe the lower bound of an effect range: Subtle
- To describe the upper bound of an effect range: Extreme