☯ ISSTH Chapter 699 ☯

Compared to the U.S., the hairstyles you see on kids in China can be pretty crazy. I’ve pretty much gotten used to it, however, the other day at McDonalds I saw a kid with hair that pretty much destroyed any other hairdo I’ve seen on a kid, in any country. Check out the picture after the jump.

Chapter 699. Translator: Deathblade, also available on Twitter, Pinterest, and Patreon. Translation Checker: anonpuffs. Chinese Grammar Consultant: Madam Deathblade. Proofreaders: Lingson, Courtrecords. Meme Archives: joeljbright. Memes: Azusky. Master of Cuteness: Baby Deathblade.

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31 thoughts on “☯ ISSTH Chapter 699 ☯” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. Well, that wasn’t that surprising to me. A friend of mine had a somewhat similar hairstyle a few years ago, while we were at school. It was wider and a lot shorter and we said it was a ponytail. After some time, though, I guess he grew tired of people in the school giving him weird looks and making jokes about his hair and ended up cutting it. But his hairstyle was a lot more normal than that one. I’m sure there must be kids pulling that strand of hair so much. It’s his weakness D:

  2. Ah yes the rattail, back in the 80’s that was pretty popular, especially on the skate scene. I’m actually surprised this is shocking, I’d figure there’d be crazier do’s in CA, guess it’s mostly in NY. It’s kinda like the Mullet, it’ll never go away. The people in China walking around with plastic plants attached to their head is a heck of a lot weirder. And are those pants cuffed? lol I’m having flashback of the 80’s now.

      1. I’m going to disagree. From you wiki link… “The queue or cue is a hairstyle usually worn by men rather than women, in which the hair is worn long and often braided, while the front portion of the head is shaven.” It doesn’t look like the front portion of the head is shaved, therefore a rattail. From the rattail wiki link… “A rattail is a hair style that is characterized by a long “tail”-like element of hair growing downward from the back of the head.”

  3. Yeah, that’s pretty mild… at least in comparison with all the other ones. But who am I to judge? My hair is as normal as it gets. *sigh*

  4. I know what that hairstyle is! I asked my Chinese mother once about it, and it has a meaning behind it. It is a superstitious type meaning, meant to deflect bad luck.
    For instance, if my grandfather was struck and killed by lightning, my father, my children and my children’s children should have a hairstyle with a protruding rat tail in the back, to ward off bad luck. The belief is that if you cut off the tail, you’ll be cursed with the misfortune that struck your ancestors.
    TL;DR : The hairstyle is meant to deflect bad luck from your ancestors.

    1. Correct. they don’t cut their hair because it’s the best hair in the world. Period. And they don’t shave because they can barely grow facial hair 😛

  5. Kids have rat tails all the time from where I’m from. It actually took me a second to process, like “wait how is this weird?” Then remember that it really isn’t a normal hairstyle

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