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I Don't Do This... Very Often

Musings from the
mountains
as detailed by a
cat lady
with a history fixation.

I write.
Thirteen percent of it
might actually be
decent.
Sep 18 '14

Little lighting test with the awesome @twhiddleston. Its great to work with creative minds like him! [x]

Little lighting test with the awesome @twhiddleston. Its great to work with creative minds like him! [x]

Sep 18 '14
twoseparatecoursesmeet:

The Valley East of Twentynine Palms, 1963
Doris Thomas

twoseparatecoursesmeet:

The Valley East of Twentynine Palms, 1963

Doris Thomas

Sep 18 '14

(Source: apassionada)

Sep 17 '14

XMV

Sep 17 '14

writingwithcolor:

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We discussed the issue of describing People of Color by means of food in Part I of this guide, which brought rise to even more questions, mostly along the lines of “So, if food’s not an option, what can I use?” Well, I was just getting to that!

This final portion focuses on describing skin tone, with photo and passage examples provided throughout. I hope to cover everything from the use of straight-forward description to the more creatively-inclined, keeping in mind the questions we’ve received on this topic.

So let’s get to it.

S T A N D A R D  D E S C R I P T I O N

B a s i c  C o l o r s

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Pictured above: Black, Brown, Beige, White, Pink.

"She had brown skin.”

  • This is a perfectly fine description that, while not providing the most detail, works well and will never become cliché.
  • Describing characters’ skin as simply brown or beige works on its own, though it’s not particularly telling just from the range in brown alone.

C o m p l e x  C o l o r s

These are more rarely used words that actually “mean” their color. Some of these have multiple meanings, so you’ll want to look into those to determine what other associations a word might have.

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Sep 17 '14
Sep 17 '14
"Hold to the now, the here, through which all future plunges to the past."
James Joyce, Ulysses (via nickdrake)
Sep 17 '14
Sep 17 '14
queenclaudiajean:

F IS FOR FRIENDS WHO DO STUFF TOGETHER
U IS FOR UFOS
N IS FOR ‘NO, MULDER, IT’S NOT FOR UFOS, NOW PLEASE CAN WE JUST GO HOME’

queenclaudiajean:

F IS FOR FRIENDS WHO DO STUFF TOGETHER

U IS FOR UFOS

N IS FOR ‘NO, MULDER, IT’S NOT FOR UFOS, NOW PLEASE CAN WE JUST GO HOME’

Sep 17 '14
Sep 17 '14
omgthatdress:

Dress
Donald Brooks, 1970s
1stdibs.com

omgthatdress:

Dress

Donald Brooks, 1970s

1stdibs.com

Sep 17 '14

(Source: pinterest.com)

Sep 17 '14
"But I love you
so much more
than just to the moon
and back."
(via parkingstrange)

(Source: difficult)

Sep 17 '14
Sep 17 '14
medievalpoc:

John Milton
Coin: Barbados Penny
England; Barbados (1792)
Museum Victoria

medievalpoc:

John Milton

Coin: Barbados Penny

England; Barbados (1792)

Museum Victoria