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skm91

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Something i've noticed...
« on: June 16, 2010, 08:24:36 AM »

I've been looking around at the different fan castings that have been posted here and on the imdb page, and I noticed a trend. In the books the books the characters are described as having olive skin, but nearly everyone that has come up in a casting thread has been mostly on the pale side.

Some quotes from the books:
-"When the wallscreen changed, Shay fell over on the floor in a fit of giggles. The high hairdo towered over her thin face like a dunce cap, the white-blond hair utterly incongruous with her olive skin". (Uglies pg. 43.)
-When Tally's going to the Smoke: "But even with only a few hours in the sun each day, her already brown arms gradually deepened in color." (Uglies pg. 160)
-"Zane's costume surge had worn off;... His skin was the same olive as everyone's..." (Pretties pg. 51)

There may be some other quotes but those were the ones I remembered off of the top of my head.

And generally olive skintones are in this range (natural tan to medium):


So did a lot of people miss this?
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Re: Something i've noticed...
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2010, 10:46:35 AM »

Huh. I always thought of Shay with the olive complection, but I always thought of Tally as white.
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Re: Something i've noticed...
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2010, 10:57:33 AM »

I saw Tally slightly tan, and Shay white.

I'm like the only person I know without a olive skin tone. It makes me feel (and look) like a vampire.
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Re: Something i've noticed...
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2010, 10:06:23 PM »

I've got the olive tone.
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Re: Something i've noticed...
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2010, 11:58:48 PM »

SEE? THERE'S ANOTHER ONE!
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Re: Something i've noticed...
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2010, 02:54:23 AM »

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When Tally's going to the Smoke: "But even with only a few hours in the sun each day, her already brown arms gradually deepened in color." (Uglies pg. 160)

Yeah, this quote confuses me. It confused me when I read it, because I'd built up a picture of Tally as white (because of the cover pictures?). But hey, maybe she's black. Or hispanic (Or a mixture of darker races, as is likely this far in the future). Or just tan.

I always thought that the "olive tone" thing was because they made all pretties have the same skin color during the Op. You know, to get rid of the whole racism problem.
In fact, I'm pretty sure it explains that at some point.
It doesn't really apply to uglies, and ergo, not to the Uglies cast.
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Re: Something i've noticed...
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2010, 03:45:44 AM »

Huh. I always thought of Shay with the olive complection, but I always thought of Tally as white.
same here.  dont feel bad shay, i am pale too.
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Re: Something i've noticed...
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2010, 11:15:28 AM »

I'm Asian.  I was born with a tan  ;D
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Re: Something i've noticed...
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2010, 11:23:19 AM »

I think the olive skin/tan was part of the pretty operation, but I always figured Tally to be paler. And Shay always was described even as an Ugly close to being Pretty. Although for Tally maybe They lived near the equator so everyone gets natural tans.  ???
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Re: Something i've noticed...
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2010, 02:04:25 AM »

Well, everyone around me is tan, or olive. It's kind of sad.
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Re: Something i've noticed...
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2010, 08:27:33 AM »

 :'(
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Re: Something i've noticed...
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2010, 08:50:35 AM »

I think the olive skin/tan was part of the pretty operation, but I always figured Tally to be paler. And Shay always was described even as an Ugly close to being Pretty. Although for Tally maybe They lived near the equator so everyone gets natural tans.  ???

Didn't everyone figure out that Tally's city would be around present day Seattle from a map in Bogus to Bubbly? I think there was a thread on that.
And I don't know, how could it just be part of the operation when Tally and Shay's descriptions are before their operations?
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Re: Something i've noticed...
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2010, 09:01:52 AM »

Well I was just talking in general how pretty much everyone is described as tan. So maybe it was part of the Pretty op. if everyone is.  As for the map i just looked at it, I completely forgot about it. lol
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