Ok, I'm not doing this anymore
By - Notiness
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>!A guy fight another person. The first guy is beating the other and it looks like he's winning. Until the end, when the second guy pulls out a gun and shoots the first.!<
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Damn, these kinds of animations take me back to the stick page days
Sad to see the site is gone but someone has the best of
Classic. Also reminded me of Xiao Xiao.
Came here to say this. Xiao Xiao was amazing at the time
I feel like I saw this on ebaums world but maybe it was just one video or so of it back then
Did any of y'all go on fluidanims?
Animators create their own heroes and then battle against eachother
Only one I remember is FLLFFL (ALFA)
Edit: fluidanims merged with stickpage in 2012
Xiao xiao 3 is top tier. Takes me back to my school days
Hell yeah, same here. Good times.
Was that the ones with the yoyo guy? He was always so cool!
Edit; I believe it was fluidanims and the animator was hyun
There was a man who sought the sheriff. Somewhere in Nevada...
This and the stated above were all of my high school days!
Zombie Christ was the boss, but zombie clown was the true endgame
Ebaums shamelessly stole content from all over back then, cropped out watermarks and aggressively refused to link back to the proper creators for, I dunno, fear that traffic was somehow limited quantity or something. It was a massive content aggregate, but Eric Bauman and his old man were huge sacks of shit.
Now that’s a name I haven’t heard in a lonnnngggg time. *ponders* a long time.
Still waiting for the continuation to #8...
It's still amazing.
Watched it recently was impressed with how well it holds up to today’s standards.
XUEEEE HUA PIAOOO PIAOOOOO BEI FENG XIAOOO XIAOOOOOOO
Thank you for this comment. What a trip down memory lane I’ve just had!
Was that the game? Man that was awesome
There was a flash game within the xiao xiao series, it was xiaoxiao 4 if I'm not mistaken. And a few from others.
But they were mostly flash animations. I used to do them too. It was truly great.
Was that the animation with the bunnies? Lightsabers and stuff?
Xiao Xiao were the flash animations of the stick figures having epic martial arts fights, much like this.
I honestly don't know if Xiao Xiao was the name of the dude who did them, or if it was the name of the series... one sec.
looks like it was the name.
It is a name
His name was Robert Paulson
Oh I get it! In death you have a name and his name was Robert Paulson
Xiao Xiao 3 was the most epic. It was just revolutionary, specially the ending.
Xiao xiao was the stick fighting
Madness was the grey dudes, Jesus and clown
The bunnies I think was called Bunny Kill
Bunnykill. It's on youtube. The animator since dropped the project- some fans have continued it but they don't quite have the same style. Music by turmion kätilöt.
I miss stick rpg
I just saw that's it apparently on steam now
Get the fork out!
This was my childhood. To this day some of those fights have far superior choreographs than many animations nowadays.
But how do we replay Crackhouse Cleanup now, especially with Flash dead?
I loved playing the Stickman Sam and Sift Heads series back then.
Wow this takes me back lol. My favorite ones were "pushin brown" and "mean hook".
Superbeast was one of my favorites from that site.
I remember my mom yelling at me for "watching this morbid shit"
Gonna have to resurrect my Flash MX.
The only stick page I know of is [stickpage.com](https://stickpage.com) but it's long dead since flash was disabled.
That one is from back in the day 🤣 I remember seeing this back in middle or highschool
Damn so they just *sticking* old videos on tiktok now?
Old as fuck videos, acting like they’re of their own creation, to benefit off the tireless work of someone else, day after day week after weeeek; to call it their own 🤣
I looked up the account on tiktok, hoping that it was actually the original creator just reuploading on a new platform.
Turns out, it's even worse than what you said - they're doing all that, AND using the videos to promote their mobile game about stick men.
I feel like that's illegal
Come to think of it, you're probably right - I went back and reported it on tiktok
I feel it’s so unfair to the people who spent their time, making it, to have some half assed guy take it as their own
Any video with that tiktok tag at the end of a video I know I have seen before I have started to downvote them.
(We say as we are also watching said old video on Reddit)
Just like reddit
Reminds me of pivot. Surprised not to see it mentioned here at all, wonder if it's still available, I used to make sooooo many of these back in high-school in computer class, never any this good but some were twice as long. It's really fun, imma go check if it's still available, you should too! It's really fun and super simple to get started
Yep, still available :D I just downloaded Pivot 4, but Pivot 2.2.7 is still available and is much closer to what I used to use 12+ years ago lol
Oh man Pivot just sent me back 15 years in time, thanks for reminding me of the countless hours i spent in Pivot trying to animate stick animals realistically
Right!?!?! I completely forgot about it til I saw this video, just did a quick one of a guy waving so hard he actually ends up flying away, crash back into a handspring into super hero landing and ends it with a wave in pose
Fuck I miss this software lol
Yes!! Holy shit. Im about to scour my old youtube channel, I swear i uploaded so many pivot videos with My Chemical Romance playing in the background. Oh middle school me was so cool
Lmao!!!! For me it was Avenged Sevenfold in the background of all mine xD what are the odds ahahaha I thought I was the only one adding music to my fight scenes lmao
I am also guilty of this, I used Linkin Park of course
The edge was real
Riiiight ahaha that's hilarious
Pivot was amazing and the community provided so many readily made assets. I remember downloading dozens of huge packs of different kinds of guns and cars and characters. Loved coming up with scenarios and trying to make them happen in an impressive way.
It made me realize that I am *not* that into animation, but also that I *am* into narratives and media studies.
Fun fact: The beta for Pivot 5 is actually out there. I'm not allowed to distribute it outside of my server but if you're interested, check out the dark demon discord. It's got some pretty neat stuff coming to it :)
I recommend you check out [One Finger Death Punch](https://store.steampowered.com/app/264200/One_Finger_Death_Punch/), if you don't know it yet.
And[ Stick Fight the Game](https://store.steampowered.com/app/674940/Stick_Fight_The_Game/) as well if you have friends to play with, that game bring back some nostalgia from those animation.
Did you ever play stick RPG? Fuckin best game as a kid lol
I remember playing the first, grinding until maxing out my stats, and then just...waiting for something to happen.
best of those always ended up on FlashPage. that was my Newgrounds growing up
I used to make stick people flip books in middle school. I should get back at that
Anybody remember that stick man animator software? I made so many little short flicks with that, inspired by these animations.
Of course, they were terrible but I learned a lot about frame animation and motion design in middle school
Edit: yes, Pivot! Everyone talks about how MySpace helped us learn html/css but Povot taught me 2d animation
That would be Pivot! I spent so much time on this as a kid. It's website still exist iirc!
Same, the full circleness of this is a little weird
If he could take that much of a beating and walk away he'd be deadlier than a couple of speedy metals
Maybe he can take a beating but too slow to fight back. Like Homer.
Tank fighters strat
He had to wait for his ult to charge
Just like 99% of anime protagonists lol
All they need is a flashback
Some people think they can outsmart me.
I have yet to meet one that can outsmart bullet.
MYEH ORAH HA HA HA HA HA HA CRY SOME MORE heh cry some more
That's some 2007 shit right here
Keep going. Stickdeath.com was up in the 90s but really had popularity in about 2002.
You guys remember there was ugly looking website youtube.com? Some people just made up some drama and others replied with their counter drama.
Pffft that site ain't got future.
Do you remember the competitor google video? I lost some stuff when they shut down :(
video.google.com was the best. You could just download any video that anyone else uploaded
Fuck paying Itunes for movies and TV for my IpodVideo, I could just rip the .mp4 from google
You sound like someone who wasn’t around for the early days of YouTube. The only drama back then was whether to leave Britney alone or not.
Facts. During the early days we watched Annoying Orange and Stampylonghead videos
There was 0 drama on YouTube back then. Nobody was big enough to cause drama.
There were some others that followed Stickdeath.com In the mid to late 2000's. Xgen was one of them, the others are escaping me. But this animation definitely reminds me of the later SD inspired website animations.
Were these the guys that made / hosted Fishy and Motherlode?
Long forgotten doors in my memory are flying open.
U guys talking about xgenstudio?
Playing these games during computer class was like crack to us kids back then.
Stick death and DBZ was all the rage with my friend group back in that time. I used to make flip books in art class with DBZ inspired sticks fighting to death.
I can hear the linkin park playing faintly in the background while playing RuneScape in another browser tab.
I can't remember "new tab" being a thing back then, I think you just had to open another window of explorer
Shit. You’re 100% correct haha.
Xiao Xiao was the shit
For real, it's insane to see tiktok kids circling back to 2000s internet content. I imagine it's a similar feeling that an old person has when they see pink floyd shirts at walmart
Me to my meat when I start feeling bored or depressed
Oh so i'm not the only one who shoots my d*ck when i'm depressed. That's relieving.
But what happens when you run out of good veins?
What they actually do 0:25
And the winner of turning a funny video into a political view is…
Lol it is removed. What did he say
Something about how cops believe black people are
so stickmanplanet is reposting 20 years old video as his own and reddit is reposting a pro reposter here in unexpected?
you're surely referring to [xiao xiao](https://youtu.be/O3sexvJM5Go), but i don't think this is that
they didn't have OP's framerate and resolution 20 years ago
The later stick figure stuff was Flash and vector based, so they could scale infinitely to any resolution without quality loss.
Sure, you could improve the resolution if you had the source files and a way to run Flash! If all that’s left is a shitty video rip on YouTube, then you’re stuck with that. And the frame rate isn’t going to change in either scenario.
The frame rate can change if it was done with keyframes and interpolation. It's only not possible for purely frame by frame animation.
Good point, I guess my understanding of interpolation might be a little flawed. I’ve always assumed that really stuttery animations like Xiao Xiao are frame by frame!
I guess if you were willing to bring in outside tools you could use animation upscaling software? Not sure, really. We’ve reached the limit of my domain knowledge haha
In old flash you would set your own frame rate while animating and iirc higher frame rates both made animation a more complex process and they required more power/load times. It’s been a long time since I’ve dealt with it but you’ll find that a lot of solid old flash stuff had <30 FPS.
No this isn't xiao xiao... there's several communities around stick animation like RHG. Though not sure that's still around.
I've seen this animation years back, 5 years minimum. 20 is an exaggeration but I think the point of their comment was quite clear.
Holy hell, how did I forget about Xiao Xiao? Is this what it feels like to be old? I love it.
Does every video now come with a Tik Tok stamp on it
This video is as old as time
Came here to say the same thing. Real tired of seeing Tik Tok on everything.
Fuck Tok Tok with a rusty dildo.
the tiktok stamp today's version of yesterday's ebaumsworld logo
Time is a flat circle
Didn't you see the news? TikTok bought internet videos. Now every video posted on the internet is property of TikTok and is assigned to one of its users.
A bunch of services are tacking their brand on videos these days. I bet it works for a large majority of internet users.
2 stamps as well
That was a sticky situation. Definitely justified killing.
Me 7 years ago on pivot animations
YOOOO I LOVED THAT
Yeah.. searching for hours for tings like weapons and such, spending hours on animating then turns out I have no idea what I'm doing and it all looks like shit, get sad and back to watching animation Vs animator.
> spending hours on animating then turns out I have no idea what I'm doing and it all looks like shit, get sad and back to watching
Woah, woah, woah. Now, listen. I am TERRIBLE at animation. The handful of things I've made are bad, okay? But I made them. They got done. Did I put in the time and work to become a better animator? No. But that's my own doing. Can I look back on some of them and still like them? Yeah. They're dumb. They're bad. But they're fun to me.
The point I'm trying to make is, you can't take one run at a wall and give up when you can't jump over it. Make something small and stupid that you like. Learn from it. Get better. Keep doing it. Over and over and over again. Get a little better each time. It works. It's how everyone who is really good at anything got there. Seriously. While some people can luck into certain lots in life, all skills take practice. No one just has them.
Pivot is still around. And there are better things. I changed to using GIMP because PIVOT, while a helpful tool, was really restricting in some things I wanted to do. (I'm not suggesting GIMP. That was a pain in the ass to get right. I'm certain I was doing it wrong.) So, you know, get back at it. Go make something stupid that only you will like. Make it just three seconds long or something. It doesn't need to be the epic that people who spent years refining their skills on made as a final product, it's your starting point.
Hah thanks that was really nice. I was just making fun of myself as this was years ago and I was a kiddo but still was enjoying myself. But that's some solid and motivating advice!
I am actually about to finish uni in graphic design. I now know animation is not my thing really as I've had a taste of it in school and such.
But yeah it takes time and practice to be good at anything but it is a journey worth taking because at some point you'll just realise you actually know something. Just recently got paid for my first design gig and it was the greatest feeling ever.
Phew, you just took me waaaay back. Don't even remember where I got that from, it just kinda happened one day.
Yeah holy shit. I had completely forgotten about that old thing. Many a summer afternoon was spent with my friends making stick animations.
Surprised no one has linked Alan Becker, the man who first went big with stick figures fighting in the Animation vs Animator series: [Animator vs. Animation (original)](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npTC6b5-yvM)
that's who i thought of straight away and im only 25
He has changed the way people animate stick figures. Animation vs Animator episode 5. Especially part 4 of it.
Stick figure death theater. Used to watch these back in late 90s , the pain was real, not from watching the stick figures , but waiting 10 minutes for one of these videos to load .
do not go to sfdt.com to see if it's still around like i just did.
....why? (I used to watch that site in high school)
I'm honestly not surprised.
“Let me guess, power of friendship?”
no he just got the secret move
And that gun he found
Typical John Wick fight scene.
"My boyfriend is 6'5". He'll beat you up with ease"
Brings me back to Newgrounds 2006. Love it.
This Animation has a higher Budget than season 4 and 5 of seven deadly sins combined
Wonder how many tiktok logos are gonna be on it the next time it's uploaded
This is a very good perspective on being a good martial artist. You can kick all kinds of ass, but if you get shot, you're still fucked. That's why one, you don't get into violence unless given no alternative for your safety and two, if you're going to, end it as quickly as you can or escape, cause if they pull out and unexpected weapon, you're done son
Bruh this is awesome
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Stick Fight the Game in a nutshell
Nobody seems to know this excellent game... :(
This flooded my mind with memories of stickpage or the early days of youtube. This one in particular reminded me of Terkoiz' "Shock" series or Xiao Xiao, man I miss those days of spending hours watching these or trying to create my own and failing horribly.
Well, it prolly reminded you of Terkoiz because he was the one who animated this!
The animation is [RUSHED2](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jmkA0vfpss).
as someone who used to be part of this community that is, to and extend, very much still alive rn. seeing this tiktok repost reposted on reddit feels just... cringe. im p sure this animation is part of or a tribute to the Rushed collab. either on Stickpage or Hyuns Dojo. i dont remember how old it is.
Animation source is [RUSHED2](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jmkA0vfpss) by [Terkoiz](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaRCmNEwsoJEiRCaxxJSrVw).
That reposter should've at least had the decency to leave the "Rushed2" and "ANIMATED BY PHIL" part of the animation.
Bro this brought me back to 2008 so bad, i remember watching stick animation for my 20 mins of screen time every day
The quiet kid in school be like:
This reminds me of sticky von stick from SFDT waaaaaay back in the day
EDIT: in a nostalgia fuelled desire I went to www.sfdt.com
It is 10000000% NSFW. YOUVE BEEN WARNED! It used to be stick figure death theatre, now it’s Russian teen anal porn videos. Oh how times change.
Should have read the edit.....
I did NOT see that coming, this should be on r/unexpected s/
Wtf is this? Why do front page subs always go to shit?
given the faintness of the other person, i was expecting them to eventually switch sides and reveal that the main stick was fighting their future self
Me getting fucking raped by my friends in mk11
I'm gonna beat you with the power of friendship and this *gun I found*
Brings back memories of stickdeath. That website was awesome
These were really funny in the 90's...
This is what alcoholism/sobriety feels like.
Y’all ever play electric man 2
Anyone remember stick figure death theatre? I grew up making flash animations like these (albeit way worse, I was young) and posting them there. This right here is my childhood, would love it if it made a comeback.
Deadpool be like
When the protagonist dies in the end
Alan backer 2.0?!
This is like when you let your younger brother win at a game and then he calls you trash so you just kick his ass
Do you guys remember Pivot? We had that program in school and would make animations in the library in lunch time
When you're fighting your shadow self.
And then when they're both in the hospital the doctor will exclaim "why did he have to shoot him so many times?!"
Pivot animators were my idols growing up in the early 2000's
Reminds me of the original stick figure fights called Xiao Xiao.
This is like when I try to play Mortal Kombat with my boyfriend and the only thing I’m good at is the occasional fatal blow.
Oh my god I fucking knew it
"Parry this you fucking casual"