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Friday, April 30, 2010

Mauve (Wikipedia Research Note)

Mauve

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Mallow wildflower
Mauve
About these coordinatesAbout these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #E0B0FF
RGBB (r, g, b) (224, 176, 255)
HSV (h, s, v) (276°, 31%, 97%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)


Mauve (pronounced /ˈmoʊv/, rhymes with "grove";[1] from the French form of Malva "mallow") is a pale lavender-lilac color, one of many in the range of purples.

Mauve is more grey and more blue than a pale tint of magenta would be. Many pale wildflowers called "blue" are actually mauve. Sometimes mauve can be considered a dirty pink or a shade of purple.

Mauve can also be described as pale violet.

Another name for this color is mallow.

The first recorded use of mallow as a color name in English was in 1611. [2]

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[edit] Mauveine, the first aniline dye

Mauve was first named in 1856. Chemist Sir William Henry Perkin, then eighteen, was attempting to create artificial quinine. An unexpected residue caught his eye, which turned out to be the first aniline dye – specifically, Perkin's mauve or mauveine, sometimes called aniline purple. Perkin was so successful in recommending his discovery to the dyestuffs industry that his biography by Simon Garfield is titled Mauve.[3]. As mauveine faded easily, our contemporary understanding of mauve is as a lighter, less saturated color than it was originally known.[4]

[edit] Variations

[edit] Light mauve

Light Mauve
About these coordinatesAbout these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #DCD0FF
RGBB (r, g, b) (220, 208, 255)
HSV (h, s, v) (255°, 18%, 100 [5]%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color light mauve.

This color is also called pale lavender. The source of this color is the ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color dictionary used by stamp collectors to identify the colors of stamps—See sample of the color Lavender (R) #209: [1]


[edit] Opera mauve

Opera Mauve
About these coordinatesAbout these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #B784A7
RGBB (r, g, b) (183, 132, 167)
HSV (h, s, v) (276°, 20%, 62%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color opera mauve.

The first recorded use of opera mauve as a color name in English was in 1927. [6]

[edit] Mauve taupe

Mauve Taupe
About these coordinatesAbout these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #915F6D
RGBB (r, g, b) (145, 95, 109)
HSV (h, s, v) (285°, 37%, 54%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color displayed at right is mauve taupe.

The first recorded use of mauve taupe as a color name in English was in 1925. [7]

See the article on taupe to see additional shades of taupe.

[edit] Old mauve

Old Mauve
About these coordinatesAbout these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #673147
RGBB (r, g, b) (103, 49, 71)
HSV (h, s, v) (336°, 52%, 40[8]%)
Source ISCC NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color old mauve.

The first recorded use of old mauve as a color name in English was in 1925. [9]

The source of this color is the ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color dictionary used by stamp collectors to identify the colors of stamps—See sample of the color Old Mauve (Color Sample #259) displayed on indicated page: [2]


[edit] Shades of mauve color comparison chart

  • Light Mauve (Hex: #DCD0FF) (RGB: 220, 208, 255)
  • Mauve (Mallow) (Hex: #E0B0FF) (RGB: 224, 176, 255)
  • Opera Mauve (Hex: #CA82AF) (RGB: 202, 130, 175)
  • Mauve Taupe (Hex: #915F6D) (RGB: 145, 95, 109)
  • Old Mauve (Hex: #673147) (RGB: 103, 49, 71)

[edit] In nature

Plants

Animals

[edit] In human culture

[edit] Decade nostalgia

  • William Henry Perkin's aniline dye mauveine allowed the widespread use of that color in fashion. By 1890, this color had become so pervasive in fashion that author Thomas Beer used it years later in the title of his famous book about the 1890s, The Mauve Decade[10]. Perkins's accidental discovery that he was able to make the color purple (mauve) chemically led him to search for ways to make other colors through chemistry. Now, many colors are made chemically instead of taken from natural sources. Chemistry also became a more profitable career.
  • Mauve became very popular in the 1890s and became associated with homosexuality because well known figures in the art world during that decade were gay such as author Oscar Wilde and artist Aubrey Beardsley.
  • In The Mauve Decade, Beer, looking back on this time, believed the United States was moving away from its New England traditions to a time of "decay and meaningless phrases". Beer's title was inspired by a comment attributed to artist James Whistler: "Mauve is just pink trying to be purple."[11]

[edit] Genomics

[edit] Television

[edit] Comics

  • In the November 17, 1995 Dilbert strip, Dilbert asks his Pointy-haired Boss what color the proposed “SQL database” should be, suspecting the latter has no idea what he′s talking about. The boss confirms this in his response, saying “I think mauve has the most RAM”.[14]

[edit] Theatre

  • Mauve is a commonly used color in stage lighting to represent sunsets.
  • In Angels in America, Louis identifies the color of the sunset as "purple", to which Belize replies: "Purple? What kind of a homosexual are you, anyway? That's not purple, Mary, that color out there is mauve."
  • In Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's 1988 musical Into the Woods, Cinderella's stepsisters return from the Prince's ball to comment "Never wear mauve at a ball."

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. ^ Brians, Paul. "Mauve". Common Errors in English. Washington State University. http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/mauve.html. Retrieved 2008-02-26.
  2. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 198; Color Sample of Mallow: Page 125 Plate 51 Color Sample I3
  3. ^ Garfield, S. (2000). Mauve: How One Man Invented a Colour That Changed the World. Faber and Faber, London, UK. ISBN 978-0571201976.
  4. ^ http://www.straw.com/sig/dyehist.html
  5. ^ web.forrett.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #DCD0FF (Light Mauve):
  6. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 200; Color Sample Page 107 Plate 42 Color Sample H5--Opera Mauve
  7. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 203; Color Sample of Mauve Taupe Page 37 Plate 7 Color Sample C8--Mauve Taupe
  8. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #673147 (Old Mauve):
  9. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 200; Color Sample of Old Mauve: Page 109 Plate 46 Color Sample I5
  10. ^ Thomas Beer: The mauve decade --American life at the end of the nineteenth century, 1926, at gaslight.mtroyal.ab.ca
  11. ^ NON-FICTION: Resurrection, Time Magazine, 1926-07-05
  12. ^ RED DWARF Season IV Episode 5, "Dimension Jump".
  13. ^ "Doctor Who", The Empty Child (2005). IMDB.
  14. ^ http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1995-11-17/

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sophia Wellss


Maven Chara - Sophia by ~vadis on deviantART

Sophia Wellss, the Water Sorceress
A Chara in "Maven" novel and game by Andry Chang 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Siege of Freidle - Jericho Tactics





Arachus, Lord of the Pit:
So you think the First Blood was easy, heh?
Now I'm going to use another tactic, like the
fall of Jericho in the Bible! See if your battle formation can beat this one! Freidle is MINE!

(Troops) Infantry: Slow down enemies, Cavalry: Powerful Area Attack, Griffin: Attack air units with fire, Wizard: Strongest attack, can stun but slow, Archer: Fastest and weakest attacks.
(Enemies) Skeletons-Goblins-Werewolves-Orcs-Imps(air)-Devil

Total: 36 waves x 6 monsters.

Kingdoms II



Source: Play Kingdoms 2 At FOG.com

Description:
After the king's death, the kingdom is in chaos and it's your job to bring it back together!

Instructions:
· Select options/troops - Use mouse

Developer: MoFunZone.com

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Siege of Freidle - First Blood





http://www.simscarnival.com/games/vadis/33557/SIEGE-OF-FREIDLE

The Lord of the Pit, Arachus has unleashed swarms of monsters to conquer the mountain city of Freidle! Get your troops in formation and see that no monster can breach it! Defeat the Dark Forces!

Come forth, fulfill your destiny!
www.fireheart.tk

(Troops) Infantry: Slow down enemies, Cavalry: Powerful Area Attack, Griffin: Attack air units with fire, Wizard: Strongest attack, can stun but slow, Archer: Fastest and weakest attacks.
(Enemies) Skeletons-Goblins-Werewolves-Orcs-Imps(air)-Devil

Controls:
Use the mouse and click on positions to place troops, upgrade and sell.

And that makes it the fourth FireHeart Game! - by Andry Chang

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Heroes and Lords, East and West, Holy and Evil!


Heroes of Kung Fu


Heroes of Gaia

Well, the trailers speak many words. So, what are you waiting for? Come join me in Heroes of Kung Fu, Lords of Evil, The Legacy of Holy Castle & Heroes of Gaia!

JOIN THE GAME!

Kirrin from Heroes of Kung Fu, signing out.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Siege of Wyrmsburg



SIEGE OF WYRMSBURG
You are Robert Chandler, who infiltrates the cursed Castle Wyrmsburg to hunt down monsters infesting there and collect treasures. However, he's trapped inside the dungeon and the only way to escape is to defeat the monsters and find the stairway.
By: vadis


Okay, so what the hell is Robert doing here anyway?
- Helping Vadis create more games...

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Friday, April 09, 2010

Wizards and Dragons



The evil kings army has been sent over the lands to attack the rival kingdom. Wiz the Wizad is their only hope for survival! Defeat the evil dragons, dark knights, and scariest of all... gnomes!

Source: http://www.simscarnival.com/games/Amslayton0/3427/The-Wizard-and-the-Dragons

Monday, April 05, 2010

RPG Maker PSP test, EasyRPG porting test

delaPipol — September 14, 2008 — PSP port of the EasyRPG player. The video shows an auto scrolled RPG Maker 2000/2003 map file. Download EBOOT.PBP here:
http://bb.xieke.com/files/EasyRPG.zip

More info:
http://www.youtube.com/redirect?username=delaPipol&q=http%3A%2F%2Feasyrpg.rpgmaker.es%2Fforums%2Fshowthread.php%3Ftid%3D1317&video_id=307a8EjlT8o&event=url_redirect&url_redirect=True&usg=gB4XdRtxnbyLt8Z70EBoEA_4eB8=

Dwarven Caves of Ambardia



Ambard2 — October 08, 2009 — This is a video I created after creating 3d models and an inverted poly tunnel system for the RPG Builder 3D program. It is a secret dwarven village deep in the mountains somewhere in Ambardia.
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hhqTajqKuw

RPG Builder 3D V0.3.59.2 Tryton Village - In a new light

DGENXP — May 27, 2009 — This is a tour of tryton village again but this version demonstrates the new features that will be available to use in RB3D v0.3.59 The Character Lab is now complete and usable - This will be the final version of the project which will not have anything active in the map as we are now adding text and NPCs which will be around by Version 0.3.70 the project has taken a major hit with the fact that time has not been on our side but we are back and better than ever - ENJOY

RPG Builder 3D V0.3.59.2 Tryton Village - In a new light
To download please go to http://www.rpbuilder.org and select Downloads

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RPG Builder 3D

this is a preview of the new RPG Builder v3, to download this program visit www.rgenmedia.com



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RPG Maker 2003... IN 3D!!!



Inquisitor's RMXP tileset for this 3D mockup of my RMXP demo...IT IS NOT DONE IN RMXP, RM2K3, RM2K, or RMVX!!

source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmRpKhNzRP0
RPG Maker 2003... IN 3D!!!

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A 3-D-like effect
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