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2013-12-12 09:26:48 AM  
6 votes:
www.reoiv.com
2013-12-12 09:49:02 AM  
4 votes:
Son dont stare.  They just have a genetic trait where they produce more melanin.
2013-12-12 10:28:42 AM  
2 votes:

homarjr: Step 1: Get high.
Step 2: Think about how the colours I see might be different than the colours you see, and there's no way of knowing. For example, we both know what the colour red looks like to ourselves, but if I looked through your eyes, I'd call that colour blue. You've just known it to be red forever.
Step 3: Eat doritos


My corollary to this theory is that everyone's "favorite color" is actually blue.
2013-12-12 09:36:12 AM  
2 votes:
How I would teach it.

Prismatic Spray
1d8     Color
of Beam     Effect
1     Red     20 points fire damage (Reflex half)
2     Orange     40 points acid damage (Reflex half)
3     Yellow     80 points electricity damage (Reflex half)
4     Green     Poison (Kills; Fortitude partial, take 1d6 points of Con damage instead)
5     Blue     Turned to stone (Fortitude negates)
6     Indigo     Insane, as insanity spell (Will negates)
7     Violet     Sent to another plane (Will negates)
8     Struck by two rays; roll twice more, ignoring any "8" results.
Evocation
Level:     Sor/Wiz 7
Components:     V, S
Casting Time:     1 standard action
Range:     60 ft.
Area:     Cone-shaped burst
Duration:     Instantaneous
Saving Throw:     See text
Spell Resistance:     Yes
This spell causes seven shimmering, intertwined, multicolored beams of light to spray from your hand. Each beam has a different power. Creatures in the area of the spell with 8 HD or less are automatically blinded for 2d4 rounds. Every creature in the area is randomly struck by one or more beams, which have additional effects.
2013-12-12 09:34:31 AM  
2 votes:
With my penis.

Is this a trick question?
2013-12-12 09:54:47 PM  
1 votes:

omeganuepsilon: and if you have no idea what experiment I'm talking about, you have no grounds coming in here telling me how it is, uneducated morans trying to preach...pardon me, teach how the world works....


Dude....

You're not wrong in what you're saying, but dear jesus god take your meds before your next post. Calm down.
2013-12-12 01:18:59 PM  
1 votes:
Sean Penn is a jerk the whole time, then Robert Duvall dies at the end.
2013-12-12 12:35:15 PM  
1 votes:
What's the difference between pink and purple?
The grip.
2013-12-12 10:40:41 AM  
1 votes:
You explain color to a child by giving them crayons and having them color things, and coloring things with them.  They will pick up on it.
2013-12-12 10:35:02 AM  
1 votes:
I start them off with a Spinal Tap album cover, asking them how much more black it could be.
2013-12-12 10:15:56 AM  
1 votes:
Step 1: Get high.
Step 2: Think about how the colours I see might be different than the colours you see, and there's no way of knowing. For example, we both know what the colour red looks like to ourselves, but if I looked through your eyes, I'd call that colour blue. You've just known it to be red forever.
Step 3: Eat doritos
2013-12-12 08:24:43 AM  
1 votes:
Spell it with an extra u.

colour US, color [ˈkʌlə]
n1. (Physics / General Physics)
a.  an attribute of things that results from the light they reflect, transmit, or emit in so far as this light causes a visual sensation that depends on its wavelengths
b.  the aspect of visual perception by which an observer recognizes this attribute
c.  the quality of the light producing this aspect of visual perception
d.  (as modifier) colour vision
2. (Physics / General Physics) Also called chromatic colour
a.
  a colour, such as red or green, that possesses hue, as opposed to achromatic colours such as white or black
b.  (as modifier) a colour television a colour film Compare black-and-white [2]
3. (Clothing, Personal Arts & Crafts / Dyeing) a substance, such as a dye, pigment, or paint, that imparts colour to something
4. (Social Science / Anthropology & Ethnology)
a.  the skin complexion of a person, esp as determined by his race
b.  (as modifier) colour prejudice colour problem
5. (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Art Terms) the use of all the hues in painting as distinct from composition, form, and light and shade
6. (Communication Arts / Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the quantity and quality of ink used in a printing process
7. (Music, other) the distinctive tone of a musical sound; timbre
8. vividness, authenticity, or individuality period colour
9. semblance or pretext (esp in the phrases take on a different colour, under colour of)
10. (Mining & Quarrying) US a precious mineral particle, esp gold, found in auriferous gravel
11. (Physics / General Physics) Physics one of three characteristics of quarks, designated red, blue, or green, but having no relationship with the physical sensation
vb
1. to give or apply colour to (something)
2. (tr) to give a convincing or plausible appearance to (something, esp to that which is spoken or recounted) to colour an alibi
3. (tr) to influence or distort (something, esp a report or opinion) anger coloured her judgment
4. (intr; often foll by up) to become red in the face, esp when embarrassed or annoyed
5. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Agriculture) (intr) (esp of ripening fruit) to change hue See also colours
[from Old French colour from Latin color tint, hue]
 
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