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Common Eye Colors and Technicolor Eyes (New Crowner 11.6): Common Eye Colors get usage counts

 76 Noir Grimoir, Tue, 2nd Aug '11 10:53:17 PM from San Diego, CA
Rabid Fujoshi
I think the Grey Eyes tropes on the list is a little off. Rather than Cold Grey Eyes and Dangerous Grey Eyes, it's more like Apathetic Grey Eyes (which usually leads to characters being cold and dangerous) and Intelligent Grey Eyes. I can think of about five characters off the top of my head whose defining traits are their intelligence and have grey eyes. Goddess of wisdom Athena actually has grey eyes.

Also sometimes grey eyes are lumped into Innocent Blue eyes if they're described more like "clear grey" or "soft grey".
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 77 shimaspawn, Tue, 2nd Aug '11 10:59:55 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
The blue eyes tropes in YKTTW don't match the list either because I based them on what I found in the examples when I split rather than the list. Some of them really need better names though.

Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
 78 shimaspawn, Wed, 10th Aug '11 6:09:03 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
I could use some more input on these so I can get them launched.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
Aren't we keeping Blue Eyes, etc as an example-free indexes?
 
World's Toughest Milkman
I think it would be better to have one index for eyecolors in general, otherwise people will abuse the blue links.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
That sounds good. The original idea was just disambiguation pages saying "fix the link that brought you here, " but that might be a better one.
 82 shimaspawn, Fri, 12th Aug '11 6:44:32 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
I like the idea of one list of all eye colours and cutting the single colour pages. It will make clean up better.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
Wait, now I remember why cutting them was shot down: They have some pretty massive inbounds, so cutting them entirely is out of the question. We might be able to get away with faux-redlinking, but I dunno.
Cure Candy
We could make them all redirects to the main index? but really I would prefer Eye Colors as an index with Blue Eyes as a subindex.
 85 Noir Grimoir, Fri, 12th Aug '11 8:28:24 PM from San Diego, CA
Rabid Fujoshi
I thought we were splitting up all the eye tropes, not just blue eyes.
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[up] Yeah, this. I don't see why we need a separate index for each color. Seems rather pointless since most of the tropes aren't associated in any way except the trivial detail of using the same color.

Inbound links is a good reason for not deleting, unfortunately, but I like the idea of making them all redirects to the sole Eye Color Trope index page.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
 87 Deboss, Fri, 12th Aug '11 10:52:47 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
We could permanently redshift them, point them at the color index, and then lock the pages.
 88 shimaspawn, Fri, 12th Aug '11 11:32:37 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
[up][up][up] We are splitting them all up. I've just only gotten as far as Blue Eyes so far. I'm doing them one at a time so I don't flood the YKTTW.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
Sophia Gata Hernandez
Here are the stereotypes for each eye color.

Black Eyes

  • Sinister, gritty, or mysterious
  • Sorrowful or sad
  • How the art style represents Brown Eyes, especially Dark Brown Eyes
  • Reduce animation costs

Brown Eyes

  • Trustworthy and stable "down to earth"
  • Mysterious and sensual (Dark Brown Eyes, whether almost black or not)
  • Earth Powers (one of the Elemental Eye Colors)
  • Often make the best Puppy-Dog Eyes
  • Normal (either "the one guy with brown eyes doesn't have any powers" or "non-Caucausians with other eye colors are special" or both)
  • Light brown or copper eyes can have elements of Eyes of Gold.

Red or Ruby Eyes

Gold, Yellow, or Amber Eyes

  • Supernatural
  • Have powers above that of normal humans
  • Very often animalisitic
  • Catlike, wolflike, or foxlike
  • Trickster
  • Sometimes indicative of having a Superpowered Evil Side

Hazel Eyes

  • Mundanes with the potential to be something more (linking to the "normal" part of Brown Eyes)
  • Mercurial and unpredictable but reliable
  • Unfortunate association with Mary Sue
  • Catlike
  • Counting as Eyes of Gold

Gray Eyes

  • Prophetic (often blind), mentor
  • Cold, strong-willed, unapproachable, and valuing ideas over people
  • Innocence (Forgotten Trope)
  • With blond(e) hair (Forgotten Trope)
  • Beauty (when linked with rosy cheeks and golden hair; Forgotten Trope)
  • Dangerously competent and cold
  • Intelligent
  • Apethetic

Green Eyes

  • Nature spirits
  • Possessing an innate, natural magic; more witchlike that wizardly
  • Spitfire and untrustworthy
  • Striking and sexy (often overlapping with Fiery Redhead or just redhead in general to get Greeneyed Redhead)
  • Independent
  • Dreamy (if it's not an especially yellowish shade)
  • Cat-like

Teal Eyes (split from Blue Eyes)

Blue Eyes

  • Innocence (The replacement for Innocent Gray Eyes)
  • Youthful
  • Heroic
  • With blond(e) hair (The replacement for Gray Eyed Blonde)
  • Piercing and icy
  • Unsettling
  • Demonic/Evil Eye
  • Water Powers (one of the Elemantal Eye Colors)
  • Eerie/sophisticated (but not mysterious) wizard
  • Witch; supposedly capable of controlling people
  • European or American stereotype (often, but not always combined with blond(e) hair)

Purple Eyes

  • Special, mysterious, and badass
  • Classic Mary Sue eye color
  • Royalty

Pink Eyes (Not to be confused with the eye problem called "pink eye")

edited 11th Sep '11 3:19:46 PM by EdnaWalker

Started Sinister Black Eyes and Sorrowful Black Eyes YKTTW. I'm a little busy cleaning up the Evilly Affable wicks, but I'll sponsor them. It will just be a few days.

Also, do we need an Unkempt Black Eyes tropes? The Black Eyes page notes that minor characters with the eye color tend to be grungy.

edited 10th Sep '11 3:31:17 PM by Discar

 91 peccantis, Sat, 10th Sep '11 3:37:02 PM Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
the flies will find you
Black eyes for being somehow inhuman?
before the darkness arrives
 92 Noir Grimoir, Sat, 10th Sep '11 5:04:13 PM from San Diego, CA
Rabid Fujoshi
[up][up] I think that kind of has to do with "dull eyes" or "sad eyes" or whatever.

edited 10th Sep '11 5:04:29 PM by NoirGrimoir

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I support the suggestion someone made earlier to use "teal" instead of "blue-green".
Currently reading a Sci-Fi Dystopian Murder Mystery Forbidden Romance Adventure Thriller IN SPACE!. Your argument is invalid.
 94 shimaspawn, Sat, 10th Sep '11 9:22:30 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
[up] Teal/Blue Green has no examples. It's not a trope. Attempts to gather examples in the TRS failed. I've already split Blue Eyes into tropes based on the examples we actually had. Two of the tropes have been launched. Innocent Blue Eyes, and Icy Blue Eyes. Occult Blue Eyes, and Creepy Blue Eues are still gathering some discussion.

There is no blue-green eyes trope. It does not exist as a trope.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
 95 Noir Grimoir, Sun, 11th Sep '11 2:14:41 AM from San Diego, CA
Rabid Fujoshi
Blue-Green eyes usually just take on one or the other of the blue or green-eyed tropes. Basically characters with those can draw from both or switch between green and blue eyed tropes. Grey eyes can also do this with Blue eyes but it has it's own Grey eyed tropes as well.

I would argue that another possibility for Purple eyes is "Royalty".

edited 11th Sep '11 2:16:12 AM by NoirGrimoir

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Well, there could be Dreamy Teal Eyes or Dreamy Blue Green Eyes.

 97 Madrugada, Sun, 11th Sep '11 7:18:28 AM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Edna, give us examples of blue-green eyes that aren't either the same as blue eyes; the same as green eyes; or simply using elements for, or swapping between both.
'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
 98 shimaspawn, Sun, 11th Sep '11 7:25:52 AM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
I'm not going through these trying to split them under someone else's list. I'm splitting them by what's on the page. If anyone else wants to YKTTW other tropes that have no examples to back them up like most of Edna's do, they are free to. I just can't say how successful they are. Dreamy, and blue-green eyes don't seem to exist together.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
Cure Candy
Also, do we need an Unkempt Black Eyes tropes? The Black Eyes page notes that minor characters with the eye color tend to be grungy.

That kind of thing might be related to The Generic Guy version of Dull Eyes of Unhappiness. Although some series the extras all have generic eyes (IE Heartcatch Precure if your not a member of the main characters family you have Brown Eyes.)

Maybe just "Generic Eyes"

Pink Eyes (Not to be confused with the eye problem called "pink eye")

  • Counting as Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Usually has albinism
Actual pink eyes are generally caring, thoughtful and maybe carefree.Usually matching the hair.

edited 11th Sep '11 8:04:39 AM by Raso

 100 shimaspawn, Sun, 11th Sep '11 8:04:47 AM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Speculating about how the examples are going to turn out before we actually look at them is doomed to fail. The only way to figure out where everything goes it to basically go in there and split it manually. Most of the time what you thought it was going to be based on the description doesn't seem to be where the tropes line up.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick

Alternative Titles: Eyes Of Gold
10th Nov '12 2:18:40 AM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the name will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of Crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative names.
At issue:
Eyes Of Gold was voted to be renamed 12 to 0.
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