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Tag Discussion: Drill Hair & Ringlets (&Tate Roll)

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titaniachkt said:
Is drill hair limited to twin drills alone?

Not really. If that were the case, there would be no need for the twin_drills tag. As far I can tell, drill_hair and ringlets are used synonymously on Danbooru, so they should be aliased. If they are to be left separate, then we should very clearly define them as otherwise I don't know what the difference is supposed to be. tate_roll has never been used on Danbooru, but it is the more common term in use among Japanese fans I think (see for instance, Japanese Wikipedia and Pixiv Encyclopedia ). Wouldn't hurt to at least alias it to the existing "drill_hair" too.

Thought the same as well, C-M,but like you said,there doesn't seem to be an English equivalent to drill hair.

The wiki has the def. of ringlets taken verbatim from Wikipedia; not sure if that's a good or bad thing for danbooru purposes

Ringlets also seems to be the official term for the style,seeing as it's the only entry there that vaguely resembles drill hair

EB said:
If they are to be left separate, then we should very clearly define them as otherwise I don't know what the difference is supposed to be.

Wouldn't hurt to at least alias it to the existing "drill_hair" too.

I guess that would depend on what everyone else thinks as well;

If the distinction is going to be kept,how about the following?:

Restricting drill hair & twin drills to styles based on the twintail look
(post #586994,post #1068745)

Using ringlets for posts where there are multiple tendrills
(post #918992,post #12759)

Implicating either drill hair or ringlets to tate roll,

(drill_hair / ringlets -> tate_roll)

depending on what the definition & scope of the latter is used for

titaniachkt said:
Restricting drill hair & twin drills to styles based on the twintail look
(post #586994,post #1068745)

Using ringlets for posts where there are multiple tendrills
(post #918992,post #12759)

Number has nothing to do with it. It's about shape. You can have more than two drills in your hair. See post #1064948.

More cylindrical ringlets wouldn't qualify for drill_hair. See post #1094306

Also, tate_roll is just a Japanese term for drill_hair. There's no reason it should be used as a tag for anything as long as drill_hair exists.

Kikimaru said:
I thought the simplest distinction is:
drill hair = pointy
ringlets = curly

The problem with that is you can have curls in your hair without them forming any particular shape, cylinder, drill, or otherwise.

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