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ccoa
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topic
11:35:54 AM Jan 30th 2012
Time for another Zero-Context Example sweep:

MarqFJA
topic
11:17:50 AM Aug 7th 2011
"The hair must be gathered above the base of the neck; hair gathered below the jawline generally says something entirely different about the character."

So "below the jawline" results in an immediate disqualification?
ccoa
moderator
11:42:57 AM Jan 30th 2012
Yes. Essentially, "tails" created by tying a band around loose hair far below the hairline doesn't have the same connotations.
ShiroiHane
11:47:42 AM Feb 9th 2012
If it says "something different", what is is saying exactly?
ccoa
moderator
11:49:42 AM Feb 9th 2012
I don't think anyone has quantified it yet. Just that it isn't this trope. It's easier to say that it's not this than to say what it specifically is.
pottetete
topic
07:40:39 AM Jul 1st 2011
I always thought that pigtails referred to braids, not non-plaited bunches like the examples here. Why don't braided pigtails have their own category?
ccoa
moderator
11:26:50 AM Jan 30th 2012
Because they have the same connotations when braided, as far as I know. Why do you think they need to be a separate trope?
ccoa
moderator
topic
02:14:27 PM Mar 23rd 2011
edited by ccoa
Ack, posting error.
ccoa
moderator
topic
02:14:05 PM Mar 23rd 2011
Once again cutting X Just X examples. Feel free to add back with more detail if they fit.

ccoa
moderator
topic
11:54:05 AM May 9th 2010
edited by ccoa
Removed the following examples. Please add more description before returning them to the page, since it is unclear if they are "character x has pigtails to indicate youthfulness" or just "character x has pigtails"

endlessnostalgia
12:18:37 AM May 10th 2010
I'll put back the example from El Chavo del ocho: The character of la chilindrina has always been played by an adult woman, and I think her pigtails served to show the audience that she's young (and very bratty/immature).
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