I have spent the better part of my free time with my head in books and my mouse on the Google homepage as i conducted what was the most extensive research project i had ever undergone. School included. I was researching about cloning and human advancement and read the words so many times that my head aches even to write this. While i feel i am many leagues better off than i was without doing the research there is a certain aspect which i simply fail to grasp no matter how i may try to imagine it. Sensory deprivation. In short one of the characters in my book is suddenly deprived of all his senses. He cannot hear, feel, taste, see or smell. He is for all intents and purposes locked in. In my bid to try and understand this i plan to attempt to experience this for myself for an hour or so to get a feeling of what it may be like. Many of my friends have voiced their concerns about me doing this, calling me crazy and stuff, but i feel i wouldn't understand how it would feel to be left alone with your thoughts if i didn't which would take away a crucial aspect of my story or rather lessen its effectiveness. This may sound extreme but it is a necessity in my eyes. I believe this experience will aid my ability to convey the character in a way that i believe is the most effective. I just wanted to get other people's (fellow writers) opinion on this subject.