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18th Sep '17 1:17:00 AM Doug86
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* The Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/TheFrostGiantsDaughter". When Conan meets the title character Atali, he sees that her eyes are filled with "...clouds of colors he could not define."

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* The Literature/ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/TheFrostGiantsDaughter". When Conan meets the title character Atali, he sees that her eyes are filled with "...clouds of colors he could not define."
4th Aug '17 10:02:56 AM SwampAdder
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* Possibly the earliest example: in Frances Godwin's ''The Man in the Moone'' (published in 1638), the protagonist travels to the moon in a basket carried by swans and finds that the men there wear clothes of a color that does not exist on Earth, and that cannot be described save that it is "the most glorious and delightful, that can possibly be imagined".
16th Jul '17 9:37:39 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** [[AC: [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-3004 SCP-3004]] - Imago]]



* As reported in [[http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=seeing-forbidden-colors Scientific American]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impossible_colors the other wiki]] citing [[http://www.jstor.org/pss/1691544 Science]], through various bits of optical illusion type gimmickery, people can see and recognize a FictionalColour - two, in fact: the color that is a blend of blue and yellow that is not green, and the color that is a blend of green and red that is not ick brown. The "greenish-purple" described in the page quote is one of these. There's also Stygian Blue, resulting from fatigue caused by staring at bright yellow then looking at something black. There are others listed on Wiki/TheOtherWiki's page for [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impossible_color Impossible Colors]].

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* As reported in [[http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=seeing-forbidden-colors Scientific American]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impossible_colors the other wiki]] citing [[http://www.jstor.org/pss/1691544 Science]], through various bits of optical illusion type gimmickery, people can see and recognize a FictionalColour Fictional Colour - two, in fact: the color that is a blend of blue and yellow that is not green, and the color that is a blend of green and red that is not ick brown. The "greenish-purple" described in the page quote is one of these. There's also Stygian Blue, resulting from fatigue caused by staring at bright yellow then looking at something black. There are others listed on Wiki/TheOtherWiki's page for [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impossible_color Impossible Colors]].
16th Jul '17 9:30:25 AM nombretomado
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** This ability was used in WW2 by American and British forces as a desirable attribute in reconnaissance troops and Intelligence analysts. It was noticed that those few people who can see further into the UV could distinguish between natural foliage and the artificial variety manufactured as camouflage cloth/strips, which could be indistinguishable to normal human eyes. Therefore a recce scout spotting un-natural greens would know he was observing a camouflaged tank or emplacements.

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** This ability was used in WW2 [=WW2=] by American and British forces as a desirable attribute in reconnaissance troops and Intelligence analysts. It was noticed that those few people who can see further into the UV could distinguish between natural foliage and the artificial variety manufactured as camouflage cloth/strips, which could be indistinguishable to normal human eyes. Therefore a recce scout spotting un-natural greens would know he was observing a camouflaged tank or emplacements.
16th Jul '17 5:30:06 AM Arivne
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* In the Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/TheGodsOfTheNorth", Conan meets a woman with eyes filled with "...clouds of colors he could not define."

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* In the The Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/TheGodsOfTheNorth", "Literature/TheFrostGiantsDaughter". When Conan meets a woman with the title character Atali, he sees that her eyes are filled with "...clouds of colors he could not define."
16th Jul '17 5:26:53 AM Arivne
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* In the Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/TheGodsOfTheNorth", Conan meets a woman with eyes filled with "...clouds of colors he could not define."
1st Jul '17 9:26:41 AM nombretomado
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* As reported in [[http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=seeing-forbidden-colors Scientific American]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impossible_colors the other wiki]] citing [[http://www.jstor.org/pss/1691544 Science]], through various bits of optical illusion type gimmickery, people can see and recognize a FictionalColour - two, in fact: the color that is a blend of blue and yellow that is not green, and the color that is a blend of green and red that is not ick brown. The "greenish-purple" described in the page quote is one of these. There's also Stygian Blue, resulting from fatigue caused by staring at bright yellow then looking at something black. There are others listed on TheOtherWiki's page for [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impossible_color Impossible Colors]].

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* As reported in [[http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=seeing-forbidden-colors Scientific American]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impossible_colors the other wiki]] citing [[http://www.jstor.org/pss/1691544 Science]], through various bits of optical illusion type gimmickery, people can see and recognize a FictionalColour - two, in fact: the color that is a blend of blue and yellow that is not green, and the color that is a blend of green and red that is not ick brown. The "greenish-purple" described in the page quote is one of these. There's also Stygian Blue, resulting from fatigue caused by staring at bright yellow then looking at something black. There are others listed on TheOtherWiki's Wiki/TheOtherWiki's page for [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impossible_color Impossible Colors]].
14th Jun '17 4:43:57 AM Arivne
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** [[AC: [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-3004 SCP-3004]] - Imago]]
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-3004 SCP-3004 ("Imago")]]. A Foundation Agent uses astral perception to see SCP-3004-1's true form. When SCP-3004-1 opens its mouth, the Agent can see colors he had never seen before inside of it.
5th Jun '17 1:29:54 PM mariofan1000
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[[caption-width-right:350:Stare at the fatigue template for about a minute, then glance at the target field, and you might be able to see unique colors.]]
26th Apr '17 5:46:37 PM FurryKef
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** The third book describes a lair with the colors Ultra Violent, Infra Dead, Liver Purple, Loathsome Lilac, Matter Yellow, Burnt Hombre, and Gan Green. These colors are only mentioned in passing and have no significance other than to convey how horrendously ugly the lair is.
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