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10 September 2009 @ 10:52 am
Colorful descriptives  
Shades of green - I need a descriptive word for green eyes suitable to space opera setting. So, not "moss green" but that's the color I'm looking for. Any suggestions would be very appreciated. Even with coffee, my brain seems to be waking up slowly this morning.
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lizardbeth: Connor and Katelizardbeth_j on September 10th, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
minerals should be constant, where lifeforms wouldn't be. So things like jade and malachite (I think it's called?), would be the same, planet to planet. Or something like that greenish copper-oxide patina would be the same, since it's a chemical process.
The Proverbial Bull in a China Shop...: Bayosabaceanbabe on September 10th, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
Malachite is good, especially if the eyes in question have darker and lighter hints...
The Proverbial Bull in a China Shop...: bitch owes Pam pumpssabaceanbabe on September 10th, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
Emerald... Peridot...
L.A.frenchroast on September 10th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
In addition to the minerals idea, different gases also give off certain colors, like methane giving Neptune and Uranus that green-blue color. That would be totally appropriate to space, since scientists use the spectrums of colors to help determine what proportions of different gases make up stars, etc.
i teach sunday school, motherfucker.: captain jack = rowrrandomeliza on September 10th, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC)
Celadon? Maybe a little too pale for what you're wanting, but I've always thought it was a lovely word, and it's a color name that isn't attached to plant life...
Patron Saint of Pessimismwoodrunner on September 10th, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)

Nebula-green :)

Or, like someone said earlier, a cuprous green, which would have flecks of brown in it.

I guess it depends on the shade of green. Lighter green might be an icy green or an absinthe green (liquidy colours), where darker greens I'd use more solid comparisons?