New soulmate ah idea for y'all. You’re born color blind. Everytime you meet a significant person in your life, you gain the ability to see a single color.
Blue for your best friend.
Orange for your greatest rival.
Green for the one consider a brother/sistwr/mentor.
Yellow for your enemies.
Pink is for your first significant crush.
So and so forth. Any color could mean Anything really.
But red is always the color you start to see when you meet your soulmate for the first time.
Do with that what you will.
Why the 1997 Disney Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” is the greatest movie ever made
Brandy is Cinderella
Remember Brandy? No? She was a big deal in the 90s because SHE’S WONDERFUL
She’s so sweet and wide-eyed and beautiful and strong and curious and exactly what Cinderella should be
She’s the QUEEN of back-handed insults
She also takes NO SHIT from bros
This movie is so fucking COLORFUL (and I don’t even mean the casting -we’ll get to that) - like, they just use every fucking color that is visible to the human eye and splatter them over the sets and costumes and it’s GREAT
WHITNEY HOUSTON IS THE MOTHERFUCKING FAIRY GODMOTHER
THE START AND END OF THIS MOVIE IS JUST WHITNEY HOUSTON FLOATING THROUGH THE AIR SINGING AT THE CAMERA
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s music is re-orchestrated to have this weird 90s pop/R&B twinge (so many synths) and it’s so bizarre but also really wonderful?
Just in general, the orchestrations are amazing - they clearly spent half their budget on the orchestra
They clearly didn’t spend much money on the set - I’m pretty sure they filmed the whole movie on a disused part of Disneyland but it’s perfect.
OKAY LET’S TALK ABOUT COLOR BLIND CASTING
THIS IS LITERALLY THE PERFECT EXAMPLE OF COLOR BLIND CASTING - NOT ONLY DID THEY MAKE A DIVERSE CAST BUT THE CASTING LITERALLY MAKES NO FUCKING SENSE AND IT JUST DOESN’T MATTER BECAUSE THERE IS NO RACISM IN FAIRYTALE LAND
The King & Queen are Whoopi Goldberg and Victor Garber and they have an ASIAN SON
Like, THESE TWO PEOPLE PRODUCED THIS GODLIKE KEN DOLL OF A PERSON (it makes zero genetic sense and is my favorite thing about this movie)
Seriously, who is this guy and where do I get one?
This actor, Paolo Montalban, was basically never in anything else which is a fucking CRIME because he is BEAUTIFUL and a WONDERFUL SINGER
Speaking of wonderful singers, Bernadette Peters is the step-mother. That’s right, Broadway superstar, Sondheim’s muse herself, Bernadette Peters.
And for no other reason than being Bernadette Peters, she sings “Falling in Love with Love” which isn’t even from this fucking musical (though it is R&H’s) and dramatically swoons onto couches
She also has one white daughter and one black daughter and they are both terrible and perfect
What even is the wallpaper in this movie? Seriously, pay attention to the wallpaper.
And the costumes in the movie. Especially during the ball when the dresses all go swoosh!
Inexplicably, George Costanza is the prince’s servant and has a completely random and bizarre accent.
“I wish there was something between us: a continent” is the greatest rejection line ever
This movie is genuinely funny at times. All the actors are too good to get bogged down by cheesy dialogue
Ugh, that scene in the garden. I s2g, this was the most romantic thing to me when I was 8
Seriously, this prince is the dreamiest prince you’ve ever seen
Oh man, the special effects are so bad.
Whitney Houston singing and floating away into the aether is maybe my favorite film ending of all time
IN CONCLUSION: WATCH THIS FUCKING MOVIE. IT IS A FUCKING DELIGHT.
Deuteranomalia: This is caused by reduced sensitivity to green light. Deutan color vision deficiencies are by far the most common forms of color blindness. This subtype of red-green color blindness is found in about 6% of the male population,
mostly in its mild form deuteranomaly.
Protanopia: Caused by a reduced sensitivity to red light due to either defective or a lack of long
-wavelength cones (red cones). Some scientists estimate that being a protan is associated with a risk of a road accident equivalent to having a blood alcohol level of between 0.05 and 0.08 per cent.
Tritanopia: People affected by tritan color blindness confuse blue with green and yellow with violet. This is due to a defective short-wavelength cone (blue cone). Whilst
Protanopia and Deuteranomalia are significantly more common in men, tritanopia affects both sexes in equal amounts.
Monochromacy: Only around 0.00003% of the world’s population suffers from total color blindness, where everything is seen in black and white.
If you’re interested in neuroscience or psychology, I’d highly reccomend any book by Oliver Sacks! I get asked a lot about books to read so you can also check out this video I made with my top 7 and this masterpost which includes websites where you can learn more!
For centuries, physicians have been fascinated by the many manifestations of migraine, and especially by the visual hallucinations or auras- similar in some ways to those induced by hallucinogenic drugs or deliria–which often precede a migraine.
Dr. Sacks describes these hallucinatory constants, and what they reveal about the working of the brain.
Awakenings is the remarkable account of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen in a decades-long sleep, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, “awakening” effect. Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of these individuals, the stories of their lives, and the extraordinary transformations they underwent with treatment.
3. The Island of The Color Blind
Oliver Sacks has always been fascinated by islands, and this book is an account of his work with an isolated community of islanders born totally colorblind. He listens to these achromatopic islanders describe their colorless world in rich terms of pattern and tone, luminance and shadow.
4. Uncle Tungsten
A book about Sacks’ childood;
his discovery of biology, his departure from his childhood love of chemistry and, at age 14, a new understanding that he would become a doctor.
5. An Anthropologist on Mars
This book talks about 7 seemingly paradoxical neurological conditions: including a surgeon consumed by the compulsive tics of Tourette’s Syndrome except when he is operating; an artist who loses all sense of color in a car accident, but finds a new sensibility and creative power in black and white; and an autistic professor who has great difficulty deciphering the simplest social exchange between humans, but has built a career out of her intuitive understanding of animal behavior.
6. Seeing Voices
A journey into the world of deaf culture, and the neurological and social underpinnings of the remarkable visual language of the congenitally deaf. Sacks writes “The existence of a visual language, Sign, and the visual intelligence that goes with its acquisition, shows us that the brain is rich in potentials we would scarcely have guessed of, shows us the almost unlimited resource of the human organism when it is faced with the new and must adapt.”
Because I am complete trash for Soulmate AUs, I decided to try and make a post about them. Hope you guys like it!
Soulmate AUs involving measurement
[ Time // Countdown ]
Where for whatever reason, your clock is stuck/frozen/it’s
not counting down anymore but it hasn’t reached 00:00:00:00 yet and you’re
freaking out because this hasn’t happened to anyone before.
Reverse one where the clock starts at 00:00:00:00 from the
moment you’re born and stops counting the moment you meet your soulmate, so it’s
like a reminder that “It took me 19 years, 11 months, 20 hours, and 13 seconds
to meet you, you fuck, and you do it by spilling coffee on me, thanks, now my
laptop’s broken—what, you’re buying me a new one? Okay.”
Your soulmate clock is actually a countdown of how long your
soulmate has left to live and holy shit you have to find your soulmate soon
because your clock says you have three months left (for angst maybe).
Alternate version of above where your clock is a countdown
of how long you and your soulmate have left to find each other or else you both
will die because the universe is sadistic af—and if you find your soulmate you
get to live longer.
Another alternate version of above where you and your soulmate’s clocks have each other’s life spans on it but you can give your time to your soulmate if you want to so they can live longer. Again, because the universe is sadistic af.
The soulmate clock is actually something breakable and you
accidentally break yours or vice versa.
Alternate version of above where someone purposely breaks
their soulmate clock so they can be with someone they fell in love with that
isn’t their soulmate/they are strongly opposed to the whole soulmate idea and
want to defy the system.
Your clock is counting down too fast (as opposed to everyone
else’s) and you have no idea what’s going on anymore.
It’s been a busy week and after finally having some time to
yourself, you just happened to look at your soulmate clock and see that it’s already
at 00:00:00:00 and you don’t know when that happened because you don’t
religiously check your clock either.
Your soulmate clock is actually telling you what time it is
where your soulmate is currently at (could include AM/PM/time zones or not, for
example 3:46:31 MDT).
I already wrote something similar to this but a countdown au where your soulmate has died and you two still happen to meet each other (one is a ghost, one is alive) and the other finds peace after the meeting.
[ Distance ]
Where you actually have a compass instead of a clock, and it leads you to where your soulmate should be.
✖ Soulmate AUs involving colors
[ Eyes ]
Reverse colors AU where you can see in color but once you
meet/marry your soulmate your world turns black and white, this is how people
can tell that married couples really love each other because they’re willing to
give up a world of colors for their soulmate. If your soulmate dies you get to
see color again.
Between you and your soulmate, only one of you can see other
colors and the other sees black and white. Like you can see all the other
colors except black/white/grays, and the other one can only see in black/white/grays.
If you two meet, you’ll get to see all the colors.
You can see colors but realize that recently, with each
passing day, your world of colors is becoming a little duller and you’re
panicking because you don’t know what’s going on, or what it means, or if your
soulmate is okay.
You can see colors and your world turns black and white but
it doesn’t necessarily have to mean your soulmate is dead. There can be other
factors that will result in a black and white world like losing eyesight, but
you don’t know that.
You will be able to see the world in full color once you
meet your soulmate but until then, you can only see the world in the eye color
of your soulmate. However, you can alter the color your soulmate can see, for
example, by wearing contact lenses. Like if you wear blue contact lenses, your soulmate
sees the world in blue, purple makes them see the world in purple and etc. And
you realize each day/week you get to see the world in a different color because
your soulmate is being all cute and would want you to see every color there is
and they probably have a huge collection of contact lenses by the time you both
Everyone is born color blind and their sights are fixed once
they meet their soulmate, or your soulmate is blind and you have the choice to give them
your sight, but it’s irreversible and if they die, they take your sight with
[ Hair ]
If you dye your hair, your soulmate’s hair color changes as
well and you swear the moment you see your soulmate you will choke them because
you just woke up with your hair colored like a rainbow and it’s your first job
interview at a prestigious company what the fuck. Oh, and your best friend just
took a picture to post online and wait—what, how many likes is that?
Like the above AU but you only get highlights for the dyed color
of your soulmate’s hair. If your hair color returns to normal, it means your
soulmate has returned to their natural hair color too.
Related to the first two AUs—you decide to get revenge on
your soulmate by dying your hair the most absurd color combination you can
think of and the exchange goes back and forth until you meet each other. It can
be that if you meet, you two can dye your hair without affecting the other
If your soulmate dyes their hair your fingernails turn into
that color (like nail polish?) and you’re hoping your soulmate isn’t bald by
the time you meet because it’s the fifth time the past two months that your
nails have changed colors.
If your soulmate dyes their hair, your eyes turn into that
color and you wish your soulmate wouldn’t change it again because you really like
this shade in your eyes.
✖ Soulmate AUs involving any kind of
[ Tattoos ]
You and your soulmate have identical tattoos on your wrist
about the date when you’ll meet each other. Place and time can be included (as
opposed to the countdown AUs).
Like the countdown AU, an alternate version where it’s your soulmate’s date of death that’s tattooed on your skin.
Where a tattoo isn’t set from the moment you’re born and whatever
tattoos your soulmate gets, you get it too and it’s all cool because you kind
of like the designs, except you also feel the pain of getting a tattoo and that
sucks because you’re kind of in the middle of an exam right now and it’s
getting harder to concentrate on your work.
You remove your tattoo because you hate the idea of someone
dictating who you can be with for the rest of your life and the person who’s
removing it happens to be your soulmate and they’re torn between letting you
know and just not bringing it up because you kind of went there because you
didn’t want a soulmate and vice versa.
Your tattoo is only half
complete and it completes itself the moment you find your soulmate, like if you had half a heart, you’d get a full
heart on your skin.
You’re not sure if the other half of your tattoo should end
with this person’s words, or that one’s—wait, I think it might end with the
phrase of that other person too. It’s just a very open-ended sentence…
You don’t have a name tattoo on your wrist, meaning you
probably don’t have a soulmate but you didn’t want your friends to tease you
about it so you had a tattoo made on your wrist about some name you picked at
random because your friend said she wanted to see it soon. And then somehow
there’s a person claiming to be your soulmate and they’re kind of cute and sweet so you
don’t know what to do.
Because the universe is sadistic af, it only gave you the
first letter of your soulmate’s name.
Your tattoo is like a mood ring, it changes its color depending on what your soulmate is feeling at the moment and you’re not sure exactly what rainbow means.
[ Scars ]
The only way for your scars to disappear is when your soulmate kisses them goodbye.
[ Others ]
Whatever mark you get on your skin your soulmate gets it too
so one day, you just kind of just get a
sharpie and start writing on your skin. You definitely didn’t expect to get a reply, but you did. Now it’s five in the morning and you’re just about covered in ink and this will be a pain to wash off later.
Imagine the above point but like, your soulmate maybe falls off a bike and you write on your arm what happened, and your soulmate replies to reassure you everything’s okay. Yes, you always carry a non-permanent marker to write on your skin at all times.
You accidentally fell down the stairs and broke a leg, oh,
and fate must love you because it seems your soulmate also broke the other leg (or something else) and whatever happens to the other, you feel it too
(no actual injury but you
feel the same amount of pain)
so now you’re in the
hospital and you happen to meet your soulmate in the waiting area.
Wait, imagine the above point but way into the future and you’re about to give birth and your soulmate must be cursing you and rolling on the floor by the operating table or the waiting area screaming murder and punching walls while crying. Also periods, yes periods. Okay, I’ll shut up now.
You can choose to take the pain of your soulmate away. Like if they’re sick or even if they just have a paper cut, you can choose to transfer the pain/sickness to yourself instead and they’ll heal. You can only do it once you meet them though, since what happens to them doesn’t happen to you, unless you transfer it to yourself.
Like above but what if the pain becomes two times or more worse. Imagine someone afraid of pain, and the other soulmate shouldering everything or maybe you can half the pain your soulmate feels if you can’t handle taking everything on your own.
Alternate version of above two points where you can also transfer your pain to your soulmate. Imagine the payback you can do.
✖ Soulmate AUs involving reincarnation
There wasn’t a soulmate system in place before, now it’s
about a thousand and more years later, and—wait, aren’t you the person that killed
me in that back alley?
Where you’re reborn with the
memories of your soulmate and you can only get your past memories if you meet
each other again in this lifetime.
You somehow find a diary/journal of your old self and read
through the contents of how you met your soulmate centuries ago.
Your soulmate was an artist of centuries ago, and currently,
you’re an art student at university (or not but you’re taking an arts class).
Then one day for a field trip, you go to a far-away museum and you just find yourself staring at what was your reflection, wearing different
clothes to fit the timeline but it was definitely a split-image of you, on one of the framed displays.
Alternate version of the above where your soulmate still was an
artist of centuries ago but you were there too, and you both were able to meet again in this lifetime. You don’t remember anything but you’d be at the museum, looking at the picture that looks like you with curiosity until your soulmate (who remembers everything) comes by and asks you what you think of the painting.
sent to an insane asylum because everyone is convinced you’ve lost your hold on
reality since you’re the only one that remembers everything from your past
life. Also, that new doctor is your soulmate.
Your soulmate from the past life is not your soulmate in this life.
You become a writer and your series of novels become extremely popular, but what they don’t know is that you’re retelling your previous life where certain circumstances made it so you and your soulmate did not end up together but your soulmate promises to be with you the next lifetime. At a book signing you open the book cover of a fan’s copy to see something written on the front page: “I’m sorry I took so long.”
You don’t remember anything from your previous life but your
soulmate does—your first meeting under the tree with the broken swing in summer,
the way you smiled when you met each other again at the start of the school year,
your eyes that were filled with such mirth and depth and beauty, even the way
your hands fit together like missing piece of a puzzle—everything, even the
gasps for air, the coarse little pleas, the way you stared with a look of
betrayal until your bright eyes became nothing but a dull sheet of color at the
hands encasing your neck in a vice grip.
You keep going to this place, and you always notice another person here too. Neither of you know that this is the place where the both of you had died/first met in the past life.
✖ Soulmate AUs involving dreams
Kind of a reincarnation AU where you’re losing the
distinction between reality and dreams because when you’re asleep, you actually
relive your past life, and you’re not sure if you’d much rather stay in the
past or in the present anymore.
If you’re on separate time zones, when you sleep, you see
the world in the eyes of your soulmate at present time. You see the world
through your soulmate’s eyes, what they’re eating, who they’re talking to, the
contents of the essay paper they’re trying to finish, but if they look into a mirror/reflective
surface/picture, the image is blurred so you don’t really have a clue what they
You see your soulmate in the eyes of their friend instead.
Imagine that soulmates just have this ability to dream
together/meet each other in your dreams regardless of whether or not you two
meet in real life. Your dreams could then be like a real-life video game, for example, you
two could be in a zombie-apocalypse type of dream and you both would try your
best to help each other out. If one gets bitten/dies you wake up and your
soulmate is there to tell you everything is alright or tease you how you couldn’t
shoot fast enough
then you’d both go back to sleep and maybe start round two.
Just like the above point, imagine how you and your soulmate
could pretty much be with each other even after you’d both gone to your
separate homes/shared bed.
Your soulmate is dead and the only way you two can see each
other again is in your dreams and everyday your soulmate tries to make sure you
know they love you and will always be there for you the moment you close your
eyes and retire for the night.
✖ Other Soulmate AUs
You and your soulmate can communicate with thoughts and your
soulmate happens to be a math major and you really need help with this test
On some days, whatever your soulmate thinks of is something you
can hear in your mind and your soulmate is currently reading really hardcore smut
fics and you’re trying so hard not to mess up this class presentation which
shoulders half your mark for the semester.
You get to share the same talents as your soulmate and you probably hit the jackpot because it’s the first time you’ve ever touched this instrument but you’re quite the professional at it, what? Shredding? I don’t know what that is but—oh… hey okay, I just did it I think.
The Red String of Fate exists, and only some people have the
ability to see the strings, and these people can actually cut strings and knot
other people’s strings in to alter the soulmate laws. Your best friend’s
wedding is tomorrow and they know you can see the string. They ask you to help
them defy the laws of the universe and help them be with the person they love
even though they know that’s not their soulmate. You know they love each other
so much so you help them, even though the person your best friend’s marrying/your
best friend is your soulmate.
How about like the colors AU except it can be your voice or your hearing instead that comes and goes when your soulmate dies. Imagine how your soulmate’s voice is the first and the last thing you’ll ever hear.
So I decided to just make a post of all the ideas I’ve thought of so far for each theme! I tried to think of things I haven’t read before but I’m pretty sure with tons of people out there, some of these are sure to exist already. I was also planning to write more but maybe next time, my heart hurts already from typing these ;////;)’
I hope you guys like it though
and please feel free to add on to this or make these into stories please I’ll love you forever and tag me please I’d love to read them.
++ justfandomwritings is queen of Soulmate AUs, and I’d like to dedicate this to her because she’s amazing and so much more