The shock upon connecting was always the same; even though you jacked in all the time, day after day, month after month, you never got used to it.
It starts slowly, after the jack connects; a crawling, starting at the cortex plug, slowly filling the whole of your Cerebellum. You begin to lose focus of the world around you, then, your limbs not responding to your commands any more; locked in whatever position you were on pressing the button.
After that, you can feel the tingling expanding through the rest of your brain, taking over your senses; and just in the moment where you think your brain is going to crack the case and will be sprayed all over the wall the next second, you connect.
The abstract representation of the metaplane fills your vision, then, all the visual concepts we created to make it easier for us to handle the impossible amounts of data our brain could never process as mere text; just the thought of having all you can see spawning in a berth, the equivalent of your 'home', of the construct would actually plaster your brain across the furniture with certainty.
But always bear in mind: these are only images, they can be created by anyone and anything, just as you will likely have modified your berth; things can go wrong, and if you are not careful, you might not live to tell the tale.
- Asan Matrici, “Experiencing the Metaplane”