The Life of Alexis Perkins

The Life of Alexis Perkins

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December 8th, 2015, 11:00 am

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EmilyAnnCoons, December 3rd, 2015, 12:18 am

And we learn a little more about Allea. For those who asked before, this kind of clarifies her condition. She's completely blind in that eye, and not only that, but (and I realized it wasn't said after this page was sent to me) her eye muscles are also paralyzed. She can't actually move the eye muscles at all, which is why the eye is always facing that direction, no matter where she's looking. It provides an interesting view from an artistic sense, cause sometimes it looks like she's looking away when you can only see the one eye, despite the fact that she's not.

Adding this in was originally just a small nod to Derpy Hooves/Ditzy Doo from MLP. In that, her eyes move freely, but her eyes stay at opposite points (i.e. if she looks up with one eye, the other is going to be looking down). For Allea, because I wanted her to be her own character, I decided to give her a similar condition to what I have. I, personally, just have Lazy Eye, where my eye turns, but I'm basically blind in that eye. Hers is more severe in that she can't turn her eye at all. Actually, my aunt has the same condition Allea does, which is where I got a lot of my inspiration for it from (rather, the idea of it being a permanent paralysis, not just a turned eye).

Of course, with lack of binocular vision comes lack of depth perception. You run into things, you trip, you are prone to accidents a lot. That's the life that Allea has to live due to her condition. The brain is an amazing thing, being able to turn around and act as if there is depth, even when there isn't. But still, even when it can act and learn where depth is, that still doesn't give you true depth. It's like looking at a live TV show on... well... TV XD You know the depth is there, and you can "see" the depth, but there actually isn't any. You don't spend all of your days walking into literally everything, because your brain learns how to distinguish distance, despite not being able to see it, but you also just can't see it, so you do, inevitably, end up walking into things, or tripping over something.

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Ladysci (Guest), March 17th, 2016, 10:41 pm

I am 100% blind in my left eye

im half blind and I have been for my whole life, I can walk and move just fine the only time I have depth perception trouble is during sports or reaching for something to grab it

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EmilyAnnCoons, March 17th, 2016, 11:42 pm

@Ladysci: Really? Well, that's pretty cool ^^ Allea is based a lot off me. While I don't have trouble walking (beyond the fact my whole family has a genetic history of tripping constantly), I completely lack depth perception and as such spend about 50% of my day running into things. Perhaps it's not all from being blind in one eye, though? Either way, it is awesome to hear you don't have problems with it ^^