During prolonged strict fixation, visual properties appear to become weaker over time. Colors become less saturated, contrast is reduced, and (we find) wiggly lines appear to become straighter, and an irregular lattice of dots appears to become gradually more regular. Also, a peripherally viewed gray patch on a red surround, or embedded in twinkling dynamic noise, seems to disappear from view after some seconds. When the adapting field is replaced by a uniform gray test field, the patch now appears to be filled-in with the red color, or with the dynamic texture, of the surround. We shall examine the short-term visual plasticity produced by this tangled mass of adaptation, aftereffects, spatial and temporal induction, and filling-in. Is the filling-in during the aftereffect analogous to filling-in of the natural blind spot? Lothar Spillmann has cast much light on these topics during his highly productive career, but I shall restore the status quo.