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Now you don't see me, now you do
Didn't expect that, or did you?

I'm sorry, did I ruin your view?
It's just my thing, that's what I do

Whatever you saw, now it's something new
I just appeared to reveal what's true

Well, actually, lie is the real clue
Cuz once you see me, you can undo

What am I?

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  • $\begingroup$ The title makes me think of Pokemon Go :P $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Sep 26 '16 at 18:49
  • $\begingroup$ @BeastlyGerbil It's an easter egg. I thought it would be cool effect :) $\endgroup$ – Traxo Sep 26 '16 at 18:51
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Now you don't see me, now you do
Didn't expect that, or did you?

Something that you see right in front of your eyes and next moment it's gone and reappears unexpectedly.

I'm sorry, did I ruin your view?
It's just my thing, that's what I do

Something that keeps clouding your view with imagination.

Whatever you saw, now it's something new
I just appeared to reveal what's true

Something that hides the reality even when you know it's not real.

Well, actually, lie is the real clue
Cuz once you see me, you can undo

And once you find out the trickery you can undo it.

Is it...

Optical Illusion

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    $\begingroup$ Explain lines, and be more specific, and you got it! $\endgroup$ – Traxo Sep 26 '16 at 18:40
  • $\begingroup$ Sure, Might take a few minutes to format it. $\endgroup$ – WeShall Sep 26 '16 at 18:44
  • $\begingroup$ I'll mark as correct, because you explained well, but few details are missing. try to be more specific, what type of illusion? $\endgroup$ – Traxo Sep 26 '16 at 19:09
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    $\begingroup$ Maybe it's opt...? $\endgroup$ – Matsmath Sep 26 '16 at 19:55
  • $\begingroup$ I was thinking white out. 1-2) It's something that makes the visible (text) invisible but is itself visible if you look closely. 3-4) It ruins your view of the text that was written. 5-6) It eliminates a mistake so you can put the correct information in its place. 7-8) It lets you undo the mistake you just wrote. $\endgroup$ – Devsman Sep 26 '16 at 20:31
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Could it be

a shadow?

Now you don't see me, now you do
Didn't expect that, or did you?

A shadow appears or disappears according to how strongly, and from which direction, the light is shining.

I'm sorry, did I ruin your view?
It's just my thing, that's what I do

Shadows tend to darken things and ruin views.

Whatever you saw, now it's something new
I just appeared to reveal what's true

A shadow reveals the shape of the real ('true') object whose shadow it is.

Well, actually, lie is the real clue
Cuz once you see me, you can undo

Once you see a shadow, you can easily get rid of it by shining light on it.

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  • $\begingroup$ No, but god damn you, it's a nice answer actually. Think more about how lie is the clue. $\endgroup$ – Traxo Sep 26 '16 at 18:39
  • $\begingroup$ @oxArt, think I have it $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Sep 26 '16 at 18:40
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It could be on a more abstract theme

The truth

Now you don't see me, now you do
Didn't expect that, or did you?

You never know when you'll see the truth, or do you?

I'm sorry, did I ruin your view?
It's just my thing, that's what I do

Once you know the truth of something you look at it differently

Whatever you saw, now it's something new
I just appeared to reveal what's true

Same as above and the truth reveals what's true

Well, actually, lie is the real clue
Cuz once you see me, you can undo

Lie is the opposite, but once you know it's a lie you know whats true. Once you see the truth you can undo your errors

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  • $\begingroup$ No, not "abstract". $\endgroup$ – Traxo Sep 26 '16 at 18:53
  • $\begingroup$ @oxArt, Damn, thought I had it with 'lie is the real clue' $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Sep 26 '16 at 18:54

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