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John Dehlin is a practicing Mormon … and an outspoken activist for LGBTQ rights. In this touching talk at TEDxUSU, John shares how a friendship with an openly gay coworker changed his views on homosexuality and led him to a career in psychology.
In his research, John looks at the complex, often-prickly relationship between religion and sexuality. Here, he shares some of his findings — heartbreaking statistics about how negative feelings toward sexuality and attempts to “fix” same-sex attraction inspire suicides and teen homelessness.
Eyes. They are one of the most integral parts of your character. They portray emotions and thoughts that people often don’t verbally express, especially the main feelings that humans experience such as joy, anger and sorrow. Other emotions that eyes convey can include uncertainty, confusion, exhaustion and fear.
The eyes are also a very important aspect of a character/person because no two sets are exactly alike, even on identical twins. There are different flecks of color, different shades and shapes in every eye. This is why I, as a writer, stress that the eyes on a character are one of the most important pieces.
There are hundreds of shades of each eye color, so to simply state that one’s eyes are “blue” or “brown”, in my personal opinion, is boring. It’s generalized and can be given so much more depth. Are their eyes mocha-brown? Or deep, dark chocolate? Perhaps they’re light, like cocoa power? Or even such a dark shade of brown that they appear black unless under direct light?
Now, it’s wonderful to get into the shade and detail of a character’s eyes, but there is such a thing as too detailed. Don’t go overboard with it, because it can seriously turn off the reader/your roleplaying partner.
Heterochromia Iridum: This refers to the difference in coloration of one’s irises. Keep in mind that it is very uncommon in humans.However, it is more common in species such as dogs like the Australian Shepherd.
Heterochromia can be developed, however. It has specific causes and forms. It’s best to do your research on the trait before giving it to a character.
In conclusion: This has been an Emmy rant/guide on eyes. Remember that they are just as important to your character as their personality and background, in my opinion. Have a fine ass day, ladies and sirs.
are those Benedict Cumberbatch’s eyes i see
Thank you for the eye reference, I’m going to rewrite the eye colors on my characters so they’re more descriptive now.