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27th Sep '16 11:45:43 PM PaulA
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* Found in ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'', where for example the biracial character Maia is introduced as having "honeyed" skin. Author CassandraClare discussed her choices in describing skin tones in a [[http://cassandraclare.tumblr.com/post/23181390945/magnus blog post]], where she admitted that she risked coming off as ethnocentric due to not giving similar descriptions to Caucasian characters.

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* Found in ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'', where for example the biracial character Maia is introduced as having "honeyed" skin. Author CassandraClare Creator/CassandraClare discussed her choices in describing skin tones in a [[http://cassandraclare.tumblr.com/post/23181390945/magnus blog post]], where she admitted that she risked coming off as ethnocentric due to not giving similar descriptions to Caucasian characters.
5th Sep '16 1:39:07 AM GlassCatOwl
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* Played with in ''Ella Enchanted'', where Ella describes Areida in food terms after having been practically starved for three days, so ''everything'' reminds her of food.
5th May '16 1:43:34 AM PaulA
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* In ''The Princes of the Air'' by JohnMFord there's a scene where the protagonist and a woman he's interested in are having coffee together, and it's noted in passing that her skin tone matches the coffee-with-cream they're drinking.

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* In ''The Princes of the Air'' ''Literature/ThePrincesOfTheAir'' by JohnMFord Creator/JohnMFord there's a scene where the protagonist and a woman he's interested in are having coffee together, and it's noted in passing that her skin tone matches the coffee-with-cream they're drinking.
15th Mar '16 3:51:01 AM BilgeRat
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* Similarly, on one episode of ''Series/Room101'' the guest wanted to banish celebrities who wear so much fake tan that they look like [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory Oompa-Loompas]]. The host presented various photographs of such celebrities that the guest had to place on a color scale ranging from 1975 Music/MichaelJackson to 2005 Music/MichaelJackson.
10th Mar '16 12:54:15 PM MsChibi
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* Very common with cosmetics.
18th Feb '16 10:08:12 AM gallium
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* In ''Film/{{Hallelujah}}'', which had an all-black cast, Chick the MsFanservice character is called "high yellow" by a darker-skinned black man.
22nd Jan '16 2:53:19 AM CyberSkull
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* In ''Manga/{{Appleseed}} Deunan Knute is referred to having "café au lait" skin in the manga.

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* In ''Manga/{{Appleseed}} ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}'' Deunan Knute is referred to having "café au lait" skin in the manga.
21st Jan '16 10:12:01 PM CyberSkull
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* In ''Manga/{{Appleseed}} Deunan Knute is referred to having "café au lait" skin in the manga.
16th Jan '16 8:20:39 AM 10-13-2
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* Jewish comedienne Julia Gorin, who has a relatively swarthy complexion, has described herself as a "toasted Jew", and once complained that she fell into a sort of racial UncannyValley where's she's too dark to pass for a stereotypical blond beauty and too light to count as [[RaceFetish "exotic"]], so neither white men nor [[WhereDaWhiteWomenAt black men who like white women find her sexually appealing]].

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* Cynical Jewish comedienne Julia Gorin, who has a relatively swarthy complexion, has described herself as a "toasted Jew", and once complained that she fell into a sort of racial UncannyValley where's she's too dark to pass for a stereotypical blond beauty and too light to count as [[RaceFetish "exotic"]], so neither white men nor [[WhereDaWhiteWomenAt black men who like white women women]] find her sexually appealing]].appealing.
16th Jan '16 8:18:54 AM 10-13-2
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* Jewish comedienne Julia Gorin, who has a relatively swarthy complexion, has described herself as a "toasted Jew", and once complained that she fell into a sort of racial UncannyValley where's she's too dark to pass for a stereotypical blond beauty and too light to count as [[RaceFetish "exotic"]], so neither white men nor [[WhereDaWhiteWomenAt black men who like white women find her sexually appealing]].
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