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Amanda just laughed and twirled in an arc over my head, shaking her head at me, which made dewy raindrops fall from her bouncing, curling, iridescent hair.

Have you ever seen a wind person? You can’t imagine how beautiful they are. You look at them, and almost see through them, the way you can almost see through a diamond but can’t because of the way the light is playing inside of it. But instead of serious light that shoots in straight lines and triangles and hard cuts, it plays in their skin, jumping and gusting, not quite solid in appearance but never letting you doubt how present and real and true they are.
I see them so vividly, but it's so difficult to describe what I see!

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Frotu Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Even if you have trouble explaining how you see them, I feel like I can at least get a sense of what you are trying to get across. The metaphor is really striking - I really wish I could see something like them in real life. They definitely do sound gorgeous. For something of the wind, though, it seems like such a sharp comparison. I kind of enjoy that contrast! I'll be looking forward to more of her :)
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WishIWould Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's hard not to go on and on and on about what they look like! I actually don't think it's so much that it's hard to describe them, but hard to do so and keep moving instead of explaining what I mean and then go into more depth :XD:

It is definitely a counter-intuitive metaphor, but I think it works! Especially when you consider how the "light playing inside" is supposed to be soft and gusty and moving, not made up of hard lines and slants and sharp sparkles like in a diamond.
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Frotu Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
I think that's perfectly understandable... you kind of have a limited frame to work with at the moment, but it's at least good that you have so many things you'd LIKE to write! I'm sure that'll help in the future when you want to expand. ^__^

The counter-intuitiveness is kind of what is appealing about it, really. It makes it stick out more since it is not necessarily used in a way that would be expected!
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zealousshadow Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Umm...well brown is in the colours irridescent, right? I wondered if she was a wind person or a ground person! I mean, he could have been flying near the ground, right? Something tells me this girl is full of mischief.

Beautiful description! I can imagine it so clearly! My favourite line "because of the way the light is playing inside of it."

Did you know that when animation studios tried to mimic human skin on computer, they found it wasn't a solid colour? Light enters our skin and dances around just underneath the surface, actually making it glow from inside.
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WishIWould Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
YES! That's my favorite part about drawing skin, is all the different colors in it. If you look at my portrait called "Lisa Kay," you can tell a difference between the parts where I used tons of colors (yellow, red, green, brown, white, etc) and where I used just brown.

Also, the iridescent-ness is sort of like a mist/cloud beneath which her "core" colors are...you'll get more description! I thought of just telling you her hair color, but decided you'd enjoy being teased :heart:

The light playing inside of it is one of my favorite concepts in this visualization, too!
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Shadow7Zerudahime Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just had the most awesome mind-candy reading Amanda's description :B
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WishIWould Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Lol awesome! You know what I'd love? If you drew her! We'll see if anything I write sparks an image for ya ;)
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Shadow7Zerudahime Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:excited: Wellll, I do have an idea or two of how she could be depicted :B let's see if next week is less busy for me! :)
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WishIWould Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yay! :excited:
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PrissyKissy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This one made me smile so much--I love the idea of these people, and the way they have an almost magical quality but are still real people. They kind of remind me of a race in a book I read recently, or maybe a combination of two races, with hollow bones and light played off of them so that the narrator is uncertain if they wear clothes or it's the light :) But those are more 'cute little critter' instead of actual people like these :)

You're making me think I really do need to write this way--a hundred words at a time, making each one count :)
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WishIWould Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think you'd love writing like this! It's gotten easier and easier - AND I'm writing more than I used to! It makes writing feel less heavy and overwhelming, and more fun again.
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PrissyKissy Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, maybe I definitely need to try it!
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Savvy23 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Beautiful! I love the description ^^
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WishIWould Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It was fun to come up with the words that went with what I've always seen!
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Matthordika Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Did I mention you are my favourite writer on dA? These are absolutetly perfect.
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WishIWould Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Le gasp! Why, thank you, so much! Certainly not perfect, but I always thought perfection in art was found in the sum of imperfect things anyway. I'm so glad you're enjoying them!!!
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Matthordika Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hey listen, I am extremely critical about works of art, and so far I have not had a problem with any of these.
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WishIWould Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hey wow! I'm honored! You really do encourage me. I just wrote a whole bunch for later in the book and I'm really excited! Strangely enough I don't think it's even going to be like an action-adventure book, which I thought it would be. It might, but so far I think it's focused on families and relationships, and all his troubles with that.
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Matthordika Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, you know, the best action/adventure stories are the ones that have a focus on the characters and their relationships. No reason you can't have both, I am quite interested in seeing what kind of world they live in. I'd also love to see a drawing or something of these wind spirits.
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WishIWould Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not feelin' a drawing of them yet...it'd be fun to see your interpretation though, even if you don't usually draw! Oh, and yes, That's definitely the case as far as action/adventure stories go. I'm not actually sensing an action/adventure plot here, though, which is interesting, considering the fantastical setting and the nature of the Wind People. I think it's going to end up being about Sky's life itself; the "villains" are more likely to be internal demons than external foes.
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Matthordika Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, if I ever get around to putting my guitar down, I'll take out a sketch pad or something and see what I can't come up with. Although to be honest, you don't have much of a description of the wind spirit's physical form.
And I don't really care what it is you do (although it's nice to see something outside the obvious challenge of being accepted into society with these kinds of characters), as long as you do it.
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WishIWould Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like to throw in teeny pieces of description here and there, but mostly it has a lot to do with how YOU picture it ^^ What would "wind made solid" and "like a diamond but with the light gusty instead of sharp" look like to you?
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