Talk:The Stick

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Ding! The Stick is a featured article, which means it showcases an important part of the Homestar Runner body of work and/or highlights the fine work of this wiki. We also might just think it's cool. If you see a way this page can be updated or improved without compromising previous work, feel free to contribute.

Okay. This page has been reverted about X0 times. You guys need to agree on one version or the other. --acekirby13 20:42, 6 May 2005 (UTC)

I've already left a note for Trogga. Hopefully s/he'll stop. →FireBird
'K, I thought the "Big 'ol Tree" version was better. --acekirby13 20:44, 6 May 2005 (UTC)

I have to say somewhere... In my opinion, something as stupid as putting a stick in the ground could have been done by Strong Mad. Maybe Homestar. Or Lil Strong Bad. Maybe Marzipan planted to grow into a big ol' tree on arbor day. - Shortcircuit

Why would this be considered an inside joke?! --Martin925 04:33, 21 Aug 2005 (UTC)

You people got a pretty got picture of the stick as a big ol' tree!


[edit] Get help!

Seriously.2. Get help, man!Troggie didn't burnin8 the stick!The Stick is a Stick from a tree that's stuck in the ground.Deal with it.--Gir007 00:37, 13 February 2006 (UTC)Zaak

well, Troggie WANTED to in 8 Bit is Enough! - Tothelimit66

[edit] Fun Facts

I'm thinking we could move most of the fun facts to the header as the history of The Stick. --Dacheatbot · Communicate 00:44, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

I see what you're saying. Move those fun facts to near the top of the article (below the first paragraph) as prose. I'm a bit reluctant, though. It would be really staggered. Perhaps a bulleted list would be better after all. —BazookaJoe 00:53, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
Is that a yes or a no? --Dacheatbot · Communicate 00:56, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Make is thick

Like proposed above, we should move the fun facts to the body of the article. Only toons should have fun facts. This is one of the main places on the whole body of work and there's hardly anything about it. what about all the info from origins? I can see a Featured Article being made from this. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 09:12, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

I totally agree ('cept for that bit about "only toons should have fun facts", but that's not the issue here). Where IS all the info on the page? --DorianGray 09:14, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Minions

I just changed "minions" to brothers, because this is more accurate and only the brothers strong call it the stick.--Slipstream 08:53, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

I changed it back, because it's more of a meeting place for Strong Bad, Strong Mad, and The Cheat. Not Strong Sad so much. --DorianGray 08:57, 12 May 2007 (UTC)
Also, Homestar referred to it as The Stick in army. Shwoo 09:02, 12 May 2007 (UTC)
... where Strong Sad fought for the opposition. Isn't that interesting? Do we have a documented citation of Strong Sad calling it "The Stick"? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 09:30, 12 May 2007 (UTC)
I just did a search, and the only characters to refer to it as The Stick are Strong Bad and Homestar. Strong Sad doesn't mention it in his blog, either. Shwoo 09:49, 12 May 2007 (UTC)
Shwoo, you are the shet. Nice detective work. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 09:51, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Captitalization

In the premierpremiere episode, the subject of this article is called "the stick", not "The Stick". Since I can find no policy on (pseudo)character names, I'd suggest use the capitalization used in the actual sbemail. Trlkly 16:05, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

I'm not sure what you mean by the premier episode. Could you please clarify? Heimstern Läufer 16:50, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
I misspoke. It isn't really the premiere. Anyways, since then, I've went through all the toons in which the stick appears, and, when it is typed out, it is always "the stick", not "The Stick." You can check for yourself if you'd like. The ones where "the stick" appears are labor day and origins. Trlkly 19:19, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
We pretty much always use Title Case for our articles, even for things that aren't necessarily proper nouns... the only exceptions are the toons and games and such, where there's one official name on the site, which we copy exactly, capitalisation and all. --phlip TC 22:39, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
Well, as far as I can tell, their is also only "one official name" for "the stick" as well. Still, if y'all want to stick with Title Case for articles, that's fine with me. Any place where that is explicitly stated? I couldn't find it.
Anyways, the real thing that bugs meis when we use "The Stick" in transcripts and subtitles, especially in places where it is definitely wrong (like in those sbemails above). Since all on-screen references are "the stick", it seems that we should at least transcribe it that way.
In non-quotations, my preference would also be to use the stick, which differentiates it from HRWiki:The Stick. Plus, as you can see, the stick works just as well as a link, without having to move the article. Thoughts? Trlkly 12:28, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Is it really a pseudocharacter?

I'm just wondering because i thought that the stick was more of a location instead of a character. 08:14, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

It's both. OptimisticFool 10:39, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

[edit] The Stick: The Movie

  • I highly doubt that they will even "make" a The Stick movie, because The know how it is.....lying get teh idea. Anyway, I should make a movie/documentary about The Stick on my "Digital Blue". That would be somewhat funny...for no reason. -Ümläut76 (The C Zone · Talk here!) 19:28, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Death-Defying Decemberween

Pretty low-quality, I think.

I think we should have a picture of the stick coming out of the snowman at the beginning of A Death-Defying Decemberween. Can someone do that? I would do it, but it would come out really low quality.

I uploaded this, but it's sorta low-quality and I'm not sure if it should be cropped or not. —Guard Duck talk 23:57, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
I cropped it. BBG 00:20, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
Ok. Thanks. Unless someone disagrees, I'm going to put it up on the article. --Philip8o
One last thing. Does anyone think that we should crop it more to be just the stick? Or is it fine the way it is? --Philip8o
Just the stick. — Defender1031*Talk 01:45, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
I think it's fine like it is, so you can see the whole snowman. - 07:27, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
We could have two different versions, one with and one without. —Guard Duck talk 07:39, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Unknown reasons?

At the beginning of the article, it says that Strong Bad and Homestar say they hate The Stick for "Uknown reasons", but it's obviously because he's dressed up as The Lowly Worm. This is even mentioned under Fun Facts, so what gives? --TheMac04 9:38, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

So why does being dressed as Lowly equal hatred? It's been a while since I've read anything by Richard Scarrey, but I can't recall anyone saying "I hate you" to Lowly. Anyways, if you watch the toon, it's pretty out of nowhere the way they say it. --DorianGray 04:48, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Charlie Brown Christmas

I noticed that The Stick resembles the tree in A Charlie Brown Christmas when it first appears. Does this deserve a mention either here or there? The Knights Who Say Ni 01:46, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

When it first appears in what toon? — Defender1031*Talk 01:57, 19 December 2012 (UTC)
I meant when the tree first appears in A Charlie Brown Christmas. It has three branches pointing generally upward, just like The Stick does. And tbc are known to make references to that holiday special, so I thought this might be one of them. Later in the cartoon, the tree has more than three branches, so if it is a reference, it would have to be only the tree's first appearance. The Knights Who Say Ni 02:11, 19 December 2012 (UTC)
It's somewhat similar, especially the positions of a couple of the branches, but I'm a bit hesitant to say for certain it's a reference. Leaning that way, but far from certain. — Defender1031*Talk 02:21, 19 December 2012 (UTC)
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