Author Topic: Almond-shaped eyes  (Read 372 times)

sleepyhead

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Almond-shaped eyes
« on: May 10, 2017, 07:38:40 PM »
Elves (and by extension, some breeds) are known to have "almond-shaped eyes." Is this a term that could be used IC? I don't remember ever encountering any almonds in-game, but maybe I just forgot.

If this is not an acceptable IG phrase for the shape of elven eyes, what could be used instead?

Akariel

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Re: Almond-shaped eyes
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2017, 08:38:18 PM »
While terms like 'almond-shaped' (Hint: Not almondine, that's a garnish) or 'aquiline nose' or ect. can be used in a mdesc or sdesc with relative ease, people should be aware that these words would not fit into a Zalanthan speech pattern. There are no almonds in game (though you might find some other nut that looks similar) just as there is no Roman to base the shape of a nose off of.

So while the use of these words is fine in a description, I would expect people to work around using the terms in game if possible. It would be similar to saying modern or Earth-centric phases in game like 'What a loon' or 'Eagle's eye' or whatever.