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... I was just wondering...
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Of course, attractiveness is branched out into different perspectives, so these artists find ways to attract a wide variety of people. Ribbons attract people who are into a sort of innocent cuteness, and occasionally you'll get ribbons made of leather for the more kinky group. Usually these thoughts are simply something the artists wants to have for said girl's appearance. "Fantasy is reality," said a homeless man to me this evening while I was acting out Hamlet in a McDonalds...
All in all, it's either a marketing attempt or something that the artist would like to see happen in reality.
Eh? O_oJerails wrote:"Fantasy is reality," said a homeless man to me this evening while I was acting out Hamlet in a McDonalds...
And I agree, there are alot of things you see actors/singers/entertainers/etc. wear that makes you think "Woah I'd never wear that, that's eccentric"and so on =D
But I like ribbon.....
I don't wear it though so I'm not "Evidence" o.o Maybe I'd wear ribbon if it wasn't a pain to attach to my hair and if I could assure noone would say I'm a girly-girl ¬.¬ (which probably won't happen XD )
I have a biiig long length of red ribbon in a drawer XD
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Yep, they do add to the cuteness of the anime girls.
Well, where I come from all schools have uniforms.
And I guess thats were the ribbons come from.
Girls are not allowed to have their long hair open or covering their faces.
It must be tired with a ribbon or platted and tired with a ribbon.
If I'm right then in japan, the schools have uniforms or atleast, the
private one's have.
I guess that answers your question *chronoluminaire*.
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when my debit card comes in I'm going to order one..
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 99413&rd=1 XD!!!!!!!!!!!!
(not ribbons. . . but. . .)
(sometimes I wear cat ears too XD)
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I think one of the reasons for the ribbon is that it adds something to the character - in each case that I have seen, the character who had the ribbon was *innocent* in some fashion - clueless about love (Terra from FF6) a real airhead (Mihoshi from Tenchi Muyo) - and it seems to add to their attractiveness (Miko looks better for having a ribbon in her hair!)
The few times I've seen ribbons in real people's hair, I always thought it added to their beauty =)
*It never occurred to me before that they are seen a lot more in anime and games than in reality. I just took them for granted like the big sparkling eyes.
*I hardly ever see them in real life, especially since my peers are trendy American teenagers who would not think of trying specifically to look cutely innocent.
*They really are cute and innocent looking and contribute positively to bishoujo in an imagined world.
*I want ribbons! Just last week I was complaining to my mother that I did not know where to find hair ribbons. As long as I cannot afford to buy Gothic Lolita dresses, I might as well find another esoteric way to stand out cutely...
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Anyway, ribbons are really really cute and there should be more of them worn by girls in the physical plane. A government program that distibutes ribbons for free to encourage girls to wear them perhaps? Just dreaming up pipe dreams here.
...That plan would suck. I think that if you're a girl (Or dood with long hair) and you want to wear ribbons, go for it. You'll look cuter. No point trying to force ribbons to become a fad. It'll just force it to fade away (Like mainstream fashion seems to be doing.).
Here, in italy, sometime girls wear ribbon. They are so beatiful... Pity thatare so rare... Strange.
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