mystraknits-deactivated20160402  asked:

I'm currently building my mind palace because of your wonderful tutorial on how to build one. Mine is still one room, so I don't know the answer to my question. I know this may be a weird: In a fanfic I'm writing, I'm using the idea that a room that isn't organized often enough will become cluttered over time. I'm basing the idea on what my mind does with memories, but I have no idea if it's what happens with a mind palace. Is this accurate, or am I completely off base?

Very interesting idea. It depends if the room’s still used to store things. I’m sure someone of Sherlock’s self-confidence would believe it was possible to continue storing without addressing, so it’s not too far-fetched.

The only thing is that you’re far more likely to just forget everything. So it’s more realistic if it’s cluttered due to him being lazy about reviewing but still attempting to use it casually; so the clutter partly results from the fact that he’s forgotten exactly what/where triggers are (or indeed, what they triggered) and is trying to make up for it by using vague stand-ins. Does that make any sense at all?

I’d love to read this fic, if you’d oblige me with a link when it’s finished? Hope I’ve not buggered it up too much; good luck with it!