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Eyes in Novels

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Post by Vanessa » Thu August 25th, 2011, 8:49 am

Talking about hair colour, my daughter is naturally blonde but has dyed it dark red with a purple streak!!!!!!! :eek: :rolleyes: :D She has lovely navy blue eyes. She says she never wants to be blonde again. LOL. Obviously someone has said something about dumb blondes...............
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Post by SGM » Thu August 25th, 2011, 11:34 am

My eyes are dark brown and were "put in with a smutty finger" (wonderful expression and not mine). Unfortunately, as the years have passed the smut has got darker and darker, ie the shadows I had in my youth have become extremely dark circles.
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Post by Mythica » Thu August 25th, 2011, 2:39 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]Talking about hair colour, my daughter is naturally blonde but has died it dark red with a purple streak!!!!!!! :eek: :rolleyes: :D She has lovely navy blue eyes. She says she never wants to be blonde again. LOL. Obviously someone has said something about dumb blondes...............[/quote]

LOL I tried to go blonde once but it didn't suit me, I refer to it as "the blonde disaster". My natural hair is medium brown with reddish highlights (only really noticeable when they catch the light right) - sometimes I add a red dye to bring them out more. It's the only unnatural coloring that's ever suited me - I guess I take after my grandmom who was a natural redhead.

As for my eyes, I guess the reason I don't like them is because they are so common.

My grandpop has really small eyes and refers to them as "two p*ss holes in the snow". Of course he also tries to claim his bellybutton is where he was "shot in the war". One of a kind, my poppy. :D

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu August 25th, 2011, 3:02 pm

My eyes are an ordinary light grey, with a few yellow veins that might make them pass as green. Like everybody else, as a teenager I wished for another color.

But then I was diagnosed with keratoconis and began to lose my vision. Now, some years after a corneal transplant, I couldn't care less what color they are, or whether they have bags under them or not. I'm just grateful that my horrible vision can be corrected enough to see.

An added thought -- perhaps one of the reasons I no longer angst over my eye color -- or my wrinkles, for that matter -- is that I gave up using eye makeup after my transplant (makeup is the #1 cause of eye infections) and now I rarely spend time in front of the mirror. Freedom!

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Post by DianeL » Thu August 25th, 2011, 11:02 pm

The thing I find sad is finding oneself ugly. I'm seeing excremental adjectives here - which, even if nobody's casting aspersions on MY beautiful browns, really does seem sad to me. Even when I was a kid and thought I was ugly, I never described anything about myself as crappy etc. I just thought I was ordinary, but I wasn't that mean to myself about it.

Condemnation like that seems sad to me whether it's directed inward, outward, or both. That's all
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Post by donroc » Fri August 26th, 2011, 2:00 am

Can't find my eyes -- the lashes are too thick and long. ;)

But seriously, mine are brown with green flecks except when I used to tan in the sun when they were more green with brown flecks.
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Post by Mythica » Fri August 26th, 2011, 10:39 am

[quote=""DianeL""]The thing I find sad is finding oneself ugly. I'm seeing excremental adjectives here - which, even if nobody's casting aspersions on MY beautiful browns, really does seem sad to me. Even when I was a kid and thought I was ugly, I never described anything about myself as crappy etc. I just thought I was ordinary, but I wasn't that mean to myself about it.

Condemnation like that seems sad to me whether it's directed inward, outward, or both. That's all[/quote]

On the contrary, calling my eyes "poop brown" is just my way of laughing about it. I'd prefer to have blue eyes but I don't take it that seriously.

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Post by DianeL » Sat August 27th, 2011, 1:08 am

Mythica - good! :)

Donroc - dying laughing here!
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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun August 28th, 2011, 5:10 pm

Hee, I was just proofreading my WIP and noticed that I had someone looking through her lashes. To keep or not to keep?
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Post by EC2 » Sun August 28th, 2011, 9:08 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]Hee, I was just proofreading my WIP and noticed that I had someone looking through her lashes. To keep or not to keep?[/quote]

Keep it. Mine do it all the time and it hasn't affected my sales! :D :D :p
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