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8th Jan '17 1:07:04 PM Bisected8
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This trope most often occurs in literature, where the audience can't see the character's skin color, but it is occasionally used in visual media like movies or theater when one character describes a second character.

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This trope most often occurs in literature, where the audience can't see the character's skin color, but it is occasionally used in visual media like movies or theater when one character describes a second character. In the former case, it's become regarded as something of a cliché (if not quite a DeadHorseTrope), to the point of "how to write" guides advising aspiring writers to avoid it.
31st Dec '16 1:41:01 PM nombretomado
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* Slightly confusingly for people used to this trope, EnidBlyton generally used this kind of language to describe tanned ''white'' people.

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* Slightly confusingly for people used to this trope, EnidBlyton Creator/EnidBlyton generally used this kind of language to describe tanned ''white'' people.
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.
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