OT: Story Behind Your Username
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11-19-2008, 11:10 AM
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Van City
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I'm not as bad as your classmate was. Over the years the jokes got so over the top that this screen name seemed appropriate, but I'm actually only red/green colorblind. Everything else I see the same as everyone else (except purple occasionally throws me for a loop), but most of the time I can't differentiate between red and green unless they're really pronounced, like neon green and the strong red the Phillies wear.
For the longest time I basically just avoided any potential problems when I bought clothes. Being still in school I can get away with always wearing jeans (they go with every color). In the past I always went with neutral colors (black, brown, tan, grey) or blue when I bought stuff just so I wouldn't be confused. More recently I've taken some risks and have tried to go with more colors. I usually just buy something if I like it but ask somebody what color it is before I actually wear it and just match things up by memory in the morning. I still probably get called out for wearing a ridiculous combination every month or so though.
During an art class in elementary school my best friend had drawn this pretty amazing map of Earth, but he coloured the water purple. I asked him why and he gave me this crazy look like 'what the **** are you talking about?' Turns out he's purple/blue and red/green colour blind.
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