the it-thingyMystical or otherworldly does not have to be magical or supernatural, and the new description specifically refers to its existence in science fiction. Image Picking thread is here.
edited 2nd Jul '13 4:59:29 PM by Noaqiyeum
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Mystical or otherworldly does not have to be magical or supernatural, and the new description specifically refers to its existence in science fiction.... That's odd. I could've sworn the description looked more unclear on that the last time I looked at it. EDIT: Drat, something's messing the display of the bullets list for the combined Final Fantasy entry. Anyone have any advice?
edited 3rd Jul '13 3:14:32 AM by MarqFJA
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Formerly known as OreochanA-C of White-Haired Pretty Girl is done. I'll do more tomorrow.
Did we ever agree to take away the part on the page where it says that blonde counts?
It says that? What the heck? Remove it.
Should we start gathering examples from White Hair, Black Heart soon? White Hair, Black Heart has a whole section on "exceptions and subversions", and some would fit better on Mystical White Hair.
A Wizard boyAny disagreement with cutting that section wholesale? I can already see "white haired and nice" material in there.
A Wizard boyFurther analysis confirmed my first impression, so I sent that section to the glue factory.
Geez. Pretty much every folder on this page needs to be alphabetized. And some Zero Context Examples and "White hair and Pretty" examples need commenting out. I got the Anime And Manga section done. Going to take a crack at some other sections later. I wouldn't mind some help though.
edited 8th Jul '13 9:48:53 AM by xanderiskander
There's one aspect we didn't address: the fact that a work with You Gotta Have Blue Hair almost certainly discredits this trope, the way it discredits Significant Green-Eyed Redhead. Having white hair when similar characters have green, purple, blue, pink and so on hair is unlikely to indicate anything, unless perhaps the character is also a Mystical Waif.
I wouldn't say that. Unnatural hair colors have certain associations with them. Pink tends to indicate passion and vitality, purple is dignity and aloofness, blue is calm or shy, etc. White, in this case, frequently means either that the character is mystic in some way or evil.
edited 30th Jul '13 4:21:20 PM by Arha
Honestly, in settings where You Gotta Have Blue Hair is common, hair colors tend to be MORE indicative of personality.
True....and white hair definitely has that mystical connotation in Japan. I suppose its just easy for someone to attempt to assign a mystical trait to a girl with white hair in an anime, where a character is much more likely to have white hair and not fit the trope. That would be plain misuse, though.
That's where having good context comes in. How do we tell that this character with white hair is mystical and this character with blue hair is shy? I think the only hair color tropes we have for anime is for blue and white hair (and rose but that one's unclear). Maybe should have more.
edited 30th Jul '13 9:34:58 PM by lexicon
O' Allah, save EgyptFor the record, You Gotta Have Blue Hair mentions "indicate personality" and "is unique" among possible reasons for why an artist may resort to the trope, with the first subsequently noting that emotionless characters frequently have blue or white hair. Maybe we should have general Hair Color Equals Personality and Implausible Hair Color Equals Uniqueness tropes (pending a better name for the last one) that are subtropes of You Gotta Have Blue Hair, or alternatively Appearance Equals Personality and Implausible Appearance Equals Uniqueness to avoid limiting this to hair colors unnecessarily.
edited 4th Aug '13 9:40:12 AM by MarqFJA
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Formerly known as OreochanI finally managed to finish all of White-Haired Pretty Girl's wicks. Since there doesn't appear to be anything else to do, I'll holler for a lock.
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