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A stick figure
A stick figure

A stick figure is a very primitive type of drawing, generally of the human form, although stick figures of other types of animals are possible (for example, a stick figure dog). In a stick figure, the head is represented by a circle, sometimes embellished with details such as eyes or crudely-scratched-out hair. The neck, arms, legs and torso are all represented by single straight lines (thus the name). The neck and torso are different segments of one straight line. Made by Jleedev with Inkscape and GIMP. File links The following pages link to this file: Stick figure Categories: User-created public domain images ... Binomial name Homo sapiens Linnaeus, 1758 Subspecies Homo sapiens idaltu  (extinct) Homo sapiens sapiens Homo (genus). ... Phyla Porifera (sponges) Ctenophora (comb jellies) Cnidaria (coral, jellyfish, anenomes) Placozoa (trichoplax) Subregnum Bilateria (bilateral symmetry) Acoelomorpha (basal) Orthonectida (parasitic to flatworms, echinoderms, etc. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus familiaris (Linnaeus, 1758) The dog is a canine mammal of the Order Carnivora. ... For other uses of the word head, see head (disambiguation). ... This article refers to the sight organ. ... Hair with a round cross-section will fall straight, as opposed to curly hair, which has a flat cross-section Hair is a filamentous outgrowth of the skin found only in mammals. ... The neck is the part of the body on many limbed vertebrates that distinguishes the head from the torso or trunk. ... The word arms may refer to: The arm is anatomically the part of the body extending from the shoulder to the elbow. ... Shaved female legs In common usage, a human leg is the lower limb of the body, extending from the hip to the ankle, and including the thigh, the knee, and the cnemis. ... Torso is an anatomical term for the human body without the head and limbs. ...


Stick figures are typically a form of vector art, so stick figure movies are often created in Macromedia Flash. Stick figures are somewhat frequently used because they are easy to draw and can depict deep amounts of action. Although they're often drawn in a 2D environment, 3D is sometimes simulated. An animator may generally take 3 weeks to 3 months to create a stick figure animation. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Macromedia Flash, or simply Flash, refers to both the Macromedia Flash Player and to a multimedia authoring program used to create content for it. ... An animator is one who is involved in the process of animation. ...


One famous stick figure, or an approximation thereof, is Mr. Game & Watch, who features in several Nintendo-produced video games. The MMORPG Kingdom of Loathing also features stick figures, its whole appeal being based upon the simplicity of the drawings, and the teen/adult humor associated with each image. Screenshot of Mr. ... Nintendo (Japanese: 任天堂, ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 ) is an international company originally founded in Japan on November 6, 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards, for use in a Japanese playing card game of the same name. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... Players interacting in Ultima Online. ... The KoL logo. ...


One use of stick figures is in "stick figure death scenes". Another use of them was in Brian Kendall's flash animation, The Demented Cartoon Movie, which involves stick figures doing random things and being blown up. Title screen of The Demented Cartoon Movie The Demented Cartoon Movie is a Flash cartoon series created by Brian Kendall. ...


Stick figures are prominent in the Xiao Xiao Flash cartoon series, as well as other Flash cartoons involving stick figures using martial arts such as Stick Figure Death Theater. Screenshot from one of the Xiao Xiao animations Xiao Xiao (Chinese: 小小; pinyin: ) is a series of Internet cartoons by Chinese animator Zhu Zhiqiang, featuring stick-figure men performing choreographed fight scenes. ... Stick Figure Death Theater or sfdt. ...

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From The Adventure of the Dancing Men Sherlock Holmes story. ... Statue of Sherlock Holmes at Meiringen, Switzerland Sherlock Holmes (born 1854, according to William S. Baring-Gould) is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries who made his first published appearance in 1887. ... Story has several different meanings as described below. ... The Adventure of the Dancing Men, one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is one of 13 stories in the cycle collected as The Return of Sherlock Holmes. ...

See also

The Order of the Stick, nicknamed OotS, is a thrice-weekly, online comic strip about a group of adventurers. ...

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Stick Man By Michael John Grist (4768 words)
Dray smiles, waits as the stick man comes to a dizzy halt, resting on the bottom of the page, his eyes turned to spirals and confusion lines jutting like stalks of cress from his head, then asks "So where is she?"
The giant jagged stick man is leaning over the manager in her display case cage and blowing happy bubbles through his broken mirror mouth when the first volley hits his palace of joy.
The giant jagged stick man leaps to his feet, slaps the gag back over her mouth, and runs off to the ramparts to check.
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