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Skip Of Innocence
Skipping = Youthfulness.


(permanent link) added: 2011-07-19 10:42:01 sponsor: LordLaharlsVassal (last reply: 2011-08-08 02:14:47)

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A type of walk where the character swings their arms back and forth while skipping. This is a visual clue of that the character is young or immature. Characters that walk like this are most likely a Cheerful Child or a Genki Girl. If it is not the character’s default walk it is sign of joyousness. Almost always done exclusively by females. Bonus points for whistling while doing this.

Related to Girly Run.


Examples:

Film

Literature
  • Twyla does this in Hogfather. Susan considers this to be part of her "ingratiatingly cute" persona, claiming "real children don't go hoppity-skippity unless they're on drugs".
  • In the film Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter 5) Luna skips. This is never mentioned in the Books, but it fits her character perfectly.

Live-Action Television
  • The little girl in Remembrance of the Daleks skips around town when she's not plugged into the Dalek battle computer. She's not exactly "innocent", though.

Video Games

Western Animation
  • Pinkie Pie skips more often than she walks.
  • The Smurfette often does this when she joyfully has a walk in the forest, in various albums of the series.

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