The Science of Light, as explained by Lapis Lazuli
so i made this color edit of a screenshot of steven universe -
and got this in response
you’d expect that to kind of be the case, like, oh, her colors are darker, in low light she’d be pitch black, that’s logical, but light and color work in mysterious ways. i actually wanna talk about this because it’s a cool scientific learning experience. so @smug-torracat let’s talk about the physics of light!
here’s a side-by-side comparison of the original (left) and my edit (right), with lapis in white sunlight. white light is a mixture of the entirety of the light spectrum and has every color. so lapis here absorbs all the colors in white light except for blue, which she reflects thus making her blue to our eyes.
the bulb is the sun, the filter is lapis’s skin/dress/hair, the square on the right is our eyes.
now let’s look at a screenshot of lapis in mirror gem/ocean gem.
in this scene, it’s pretty dark, and everything has a vaguely dark blue filter over everything. we can assume that this scene takes place in surroundings with a mixture of low blue light and low white light.
this is my best attempt at recreating the light conditions in the scene. here, lapis is standing in both low blue and low white light. it’s not perfect, but you can see that the lapis on the right has colors extremely similar to the lapis in the mirror gem/ocean gem screenshot.
okay, why isn’t she black? white light + blue light + blue filter = blue appearance.
if the surroundings (the bulb) are bathing lapis (the blue filter) in blue light, then she’s absorbing nothing. blue objects can’t absorb blue light, so the blue light reflects and we (the square on the right) see nothing but more blue.
black is the absence of any color in the light spectrum. in order for us to see black, all light from an object would need to be absorbed. so for lapis to appear black, she would need to be in either red or green light.
if she’s in red light, there’s no blue light to reflect off of her clothes and back to our eyes. blue objects absorb all red light, making the object appear to us as completely black.
you can see how her hair and triangles on her outfit on the right appear almost entirely black, and she’s in mostly shades of gray.
so there you have it - my recolored lapis matches mirror gem/ocean gem lapis without a hitch. yay, colors!
Aries Venus- You make me think of passion that lights up a room, and vibrant red roses that ignites life back in your eyes. You remind me of the people that are capable of chasing the person they love across the world, and the idea of love at first sight. The type of love that’ll make your heart race and will give you adventure when your life dulls down.
Taurus Venus- You make me think of candlelight dinners, and skin to skin contact seeping in to warm your soul. You remind me of the boys that’ll keep you safe in their arms, and the girls who surrender their hearts to you. The type of love that’ll take you for who you are and support you through it all.
Gemini Venus- You make me think of phone calls in the middle of the night, and tickle fights. You remind me of the person who’s mind is consumed by the person they love. The person who will talk about you to their friends, as if you light up their life. The type of love that’ll fill you with laughter and pure joy.
Cancer Venus-You make me think of cuddling for hours in bed, and a box full of love letters that warms one’s heart. You remind me of the person who’ll make their love breakfast in bed, and the person who can hold your hand in public and keep you safe. The type of love that’s capable of keeping promises to the very end.
Leo Venus- You make me think of the echo of an “I love you” at the top of a mountain, and admirable eyes proud to call you theirs. You remind me of the people who will shower you with affection, and the person who will be your knight in shining armor. The type of love that surrounds you like fireflies on a lonely night.
Virgo Venus- You make me think of a hidden book full of poetic love notes, yearning to be shared with one special person. You remind me of the person who falls in love with their best friend and is afraid to say anything, the person who is capable of giving you the world. The type of love that can support you when tears are going down your eyes and helplessness is creeping in.
Libra Venus- You make me think of love songs, and gestures of affection adding warmth to someone’s cheek. Your remind me of the person who’ll knock on your door and gift you a bouquet of your favorite flowers. The type of love that gives you harmony in a cold, cold world.
Scorpio Venus- You make me think of hungry kisses and unmade bed sheets. Your remind me of the person who will want to know every part of you, and will still love you wholeheartedly. The love that moves like the currant of the waves, grabbing your attention and consumes you before it’s to late.
Sagittarius Venus- You make me think of sneaking out at night, and arms that’ll spin you around in front of everyone. You remind me of the person who will hold your hand and show you the world. The type of love that’ll give you an excitement, like dancing in the rain.
Capricorn Venus-You make me think of eye contact that seems to never end, having your breath taken away without a word being said. Your remind me of the person who will gift you security and will push you to your very best. The love that won’t give you what you want, but what you need.
Aquarius Venus- You make me think of neon lights that blinks on each time lips meet, and curiosity blinding your eye. You remind me of the person who won’t forget to be your best friend, and someone will push you to be yourself. The love that knows how to love you regardless of what the world may say.
Pisces Venus- You make me think of healing kisses in the rain, and the love that only exist in stories. You remind me of the person who will look at you with dreamy eyes, as if you became their heaven on earth. The type of love that can love you purely and wholeheartedly.
dont let anyone convince you that jack is a good driver. hes not. no one who grew up learning to drive in montreal is anything but a menace behind the wheel. defensive driving? never heard of it; he’s too busy weaving in and out of traffic to listen. the only time your safe is when he’s in the right hand lane, refusing to make a turn on a red light.
Blue does crazy stunts on autopilot sometimes just for the shits and giggles, scaring the living crap out of Lance making him think there’s some malfunction
One day they heard some explosions in the Castle and they came from Blue’s hangar. When Allura and the others went to check, there were stains of laser beams on the floor and walls and Blue was turned to a corner seeming extremely confused, lifting her front paws as if looking for something
Turns out it was just that Lance got a laser tag somewhere and was hidden on a higher level pranking Blue who had even shot her laser beams at the red spot of light trying to catch it
Red makes fun of Blue for being fooled so easily - turns out to be the next victim when Lance records a ticker and leaves it playing stuck behind Red’s ear while the Lion was in sleep mode and almost falls out of his hiding place trying to hold back the laughter as he watches Keith enter the hangar running and yelling at Red who’s a nervous wreck “WHY ARE YOU SCREAMING IN MY MIND TO GET EVERYONE OUT OF THE CASTLE, WE RAN A SCAN AND THERE’S NO BOMB IN HERE, RED, WHAT THE FUCK, ARE YOUR HEARING SYSTEMS DAMAGED OR WHAT”
Seriously, Shiro once went to check on Black and almost had a heart attack when Blue stepped out of her hangar, stared at him for like 10 seconds with her eye lights very low, then stepped back and hit her head against the wall twice before just lying down and shutting off again
“I love my human boy so much, don’t you dare talking bad of him or you’ll be singing ‘Let It Go’ so frozen you’ll be after I blast you to outer space with my Ice Ice Baby”
Blue managed to actually talk to Lance in his mind instead of just sending him ideas way before everyone else
He almost shitted his pants that day because he thought he was losing his mind or someone was brainwashing him
Turns out Blue thought it was a good idea to have a prank be their first talk ever. Because bonding. She chose a random female voice she picked up from his memories through their connection as Lion and Paladin and it was actually his mother’s voice, cue his panic when he heard it
Lance fell asleep in Blue’s cockpit once so she just lifted her barrier and called it a day
He almost panicked later when Blue was so deep in sleep mode she just wouldn’t wake up as he tried everything insisting he ‘needed to go’
Blue gets distracted way too easily whenever Lance’s piloting her. If he’s not paying attention either, they’ll just collide against stuff on their way because BLUE WON’T REALLY PAY ATTENTION unless if Lance focuses enough to make her focus too
The day Blue showed Lance where her aux cord was located was the day when Voltron’s Transformation Sequence changed forever
Shiro: FORM VOLTRON! Lance: YES I ALWAYS WANTED TO DO THIS *Plays the Power Rangers Theme during the entire sequence* Keith: Lance what the fuck
Blue thinks the song is catchy btw
The other time he played the Attack On Titan theme and Pidge couldn’t stop laughing for some reason
omg, i never want you to stop writing!!! your scenarios are so good <3 could i request a neighbor wonho au?!
it was his birthday and im a bit late,,,but here take this neighbor au as my apology monbebe’s ;;~
such a good, wholehearted person that like recycles and cleans up trash around the apartment complex and makes sure that kids don’t cross the street on a red light if they’re not with their parents
has the heart of a soft angel but the muscles,,,,,,of like an champion athlete but that makes it even better instead of a friendly giant he’s a friendly,,,,,,,,strong person LOL
the older ladies are always so shocked to see wonho at the neighborhood farmers market on the weekends but there he is. buying some organic lettuce and honey or something,,,,,maybe a new potted plant for his kitchen
his apartment is really pretty,,,,like he keeps it really clean and he has this light blue color scheme going on
but also,,,,,,,,has like a liquor cabinet and if he rolls up his sleeves you’ll be shocked to see tattoos covering his arm,,,,,pretty flowers and hangul quotes,,,,,,things like that
isn’t it amazing how he’s own like fifty pound weights but also mason jars full of four-leaf clovers he’s found like what???? a great mix
and you don’t really talk to him or know much about him, aside from the fact that you once thought his tattoos were cool from afar
so when you end up outside of your apartment building late at night, you’re actually trying to wash some graffiti off the side of the building
you’re shocked when you hear someones voice fo “oh, let me help!”
and you turn to see wonho there, who looks like he’s just coming home from the gym. he drops his bag and takes on of the rolls of paper towel you have with you
and you’re like,,,,,,well you’re like “oh you don’t have to help-”
but he smiles, and you see how handsome he is up close with straight white teeth and sparkling eyes
and he’s like “good neighbors should keep the apartments clean together!!”
but see the problem isn’t actually that he’s helping you the problem is,,,,the reason you’re cleaning off the graffiti isn’t because you wanted to do your part in society,,,,,,,,,
it’s because that was an old piece of yours and now you wanted to draw over it
so it’s a bit awkward standing there with this prince-like neighbor of yours happily scrubbing away your art and,,,,,when you’re both done he goes “let me help you carry all of this back to your apartment!!”
and you panic a bit because he goes for your backpack (which is ofc, full of spray paint cans) and you’re like wAIt,,,but it’s too late because wonho picks up the bag and
out comes the cans, tumbling to his feet out of the open bag and you’re like “um - u m”
and wonho looks at them, then you, then the clean wall and it clicks in his head and you’re like
“listen - i never said i was cleaning it as a service to the neighborhood-”
but wonho puts up his hand and he’s like “it’s ok,,,,,,” and you’re like “well im just going to take-” and you reach out for the bag
but suddenly it’s dangling over your head as wonho holds it up and you’re like UM HOW ARE YOU STRONG ENOUGH TO HOLD THAT IN ONE HAND WHAT THE-
and he’s like “ill return it, but first you need to promise me something”
and you’re like what in the world is he going on about but when you try to jump up for your bag wonho is like “nope, promise me first”
and you’re like Fine ok WHAT and he’s like “whatever you graffiti, it isn’t going to be offensive ok?” and you look at him and you’re like,,,,,i wasn’t planning on making it offensive
and wonho is like “i know,,,,,but please don’t make it vulgar either kids in the neighborhood shouldn’t have to-”
and you laugh a little because you’re like he really is one of those people that’s always looking out for others and wonho pouts because hey, he’s being serious
and you’re like “i would never graffiti something like that, my speciality is drawing animals,,,,i was thinking to do like a wolf or something!” and wonho is like “a scary wolf?” and you’re like no LOL a cartoony one im not a serious artist or anything
and wonho hands you back your bag and he’s grinning now because hey,,,,a cartoon is ok,,,,that sounds cute
and you’re like “you can stay and watch just in case” and you’re half-joking
but somehow he does stay and he’s actually kind of even interesting in how graffiti works and you’re like “well first is your outline, and then you color it in!” and you even pass him a can so he can help you out
and when you’re done it’s like a cute wolf cub sitting in some flowers
and wonho is like “it’s so,,,,cute,,,” and you’re like “see, graffiti isn’t all that bad” and wonho is like “no, it’s fun!!! you really showed me a new side to it”
and you both go back inside the building but as you’re in the elevator wonho is like he looks down at his spray-stained hands and he’s like “not to annoy you anymore, but ,,,,,how do i get this off?”
and you giggle and you’re like “i know a method”
and you invite wonho over to your place and for someone so handsome and strong he becomes really shy and polite being in your house and it’s so adorable how he stands with his hands in front of him like a kid
and when you tell him to give you his hands so you can run them under the water first,,,,you notice his ears go red
and you’re like ???? he’S THE ONE THAt’s acting shY??? with a face and a body like that????
but it warms your heart tbh,,,,and once you get his hands all clean wonho thanks you with a bow and you’re like
as you walk him out into the hall you’re like “if i need help cleaning again, should i be ok with finding you?”
and wonho seems surprised at how forward you are, but then a smile settles in on his face and he’s like “yes!! today was fun but,,,,,,”
and you tilt your head in anticipation and wonho’s like “,,,,but you can also just find me to,,,,,hang out a bit more,,,,,,,,,and you know not graffiti in the middle of the night bUT only if you want!!”
and you grin and are like “are you saying i could ask you out?” and wonho,,,,,at the word date just blushes again but shrugs his shoulders and is like “,,,,yes?”
and it’s cute you’re like “ill think about it!~” with a wink and wonho feels like someone just shot an arrow through his chest,,,,,,,,,,how are you doing this to him?????
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