Category talk:Comics featuring Hairy

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[edit] Being More Exacting About Who Is Hairy

Anyone who has hair, but is not any of the other characters is not automatically Hairy. Hairy has short spiky hair (canonically probably 1094 and 1178 and 1305), but can be as long as about 1.5 inches. But, in every occurrence it is only on the top of his head, it doesn't extend down. He does not have a comb-over (346), and he does not have helmet hair (338). lcarsos_a (talk) 17:35, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

Cite from Hairy: "Like Cueball, Hairy is not a single character but a categorization of various one-time characters." I think hairy characters with short hair should belong to this category. --Dgbrt (talk) 19:42, 18 January 2014 (UTC)
I also think that that description is sheer laziness. Cueball isn't a wide variety of characters. He is a very specific set of nerdy/geeky traits probably closely modeled on Randall's own likes, wants, and fears. Love of space, but not really my little pony. If the characters are allowed to portray a wide spectrum of people with similar characteristics then Black Hat and White Hat could simply be portrayed in the same drawing. But they aren't. They are very specifically drawn differently which allows a narrative to be told different ways. If Hairy is the character in 346 it changes the entirety of the narrative and the whole of the xkcd canon. There's no reason for us to be so sloppy about such a matter. We need not interpret the canon to be such a pitching deck of chaos that Hairy can be both a child with Cueball and Cueball's father. lcarsos_a (talk) 00:08, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
About Cueball you're very right. I did remove the statement from the Hairy page. But there is no character with hair like Cueball or Black Hat is here. We can put them together or remove the entire category. --Dgbrt (talk) 19:50, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
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