The Matrix Refugee (matrixrefugee) wrote in little_details,
The Matrix Refugee

People with albinism and blushing/bruises

Google-fu revealed "Albino Blushing Fish" and some inconclusive Yahoo!Answers.

Now, my characters aren't albino in the strictest sense -- they're actually Grigori angels -- but they pass as people with albinism (ie. very pale skin, violet or red eyes). In one scene, one of my male characters gets into an argument with my main female character, which culminates with him slapping her across the face, leaving a noticeable bruise. Will the bruise look worse/stand out more because her skin is very pale? Noticeable enough that it's visible at some distance, and enough to cause alarm in anyone who sees it?

Also, would blushing in an albino be more noticeable than in a person who doesn't have it? I've got one bit where the gal mentioned above is in an awkward/embarrassing situation involving the guy she like and I described her as blushing up to the roots of her hair. In another, the guy mentioned above is furious with someone, enough to go a deep shade of red in the face. I'm trying to nail down a description without seeming too over-the-top.
Tags: ~medicine: illnesses (misc)

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