Introducing the Demon-Possessed Stick.

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I’m sure you’re curious about the origins of this evil-looking stick figure I use as my profile picture on Twitter, WordPress and Instagram. Read on and you shall be illuminated.

It all started with an animation I made years ago, an animation called Possessed by a Demon in which a stick figure is taken over by a small demon and himself becomes a demon, more specifically, the Demon-Possessed Stick. This is the animation that marked his debut.

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It began to dawn on me that I had something going here. I had just created my very own character, one that matches who I am. I started with the ordinary by creating a standard stick figure and then I blazed a new path into unchartered creative territory and ended up with something original. This is the creative approach I use often and it’s worked wonders. It seems ideal to use this character as my profile picture across the various social media sites.

But the Demon-Possessed Stick was just getting started. He made another appearance in a later animation entitled The Grand Finale that featured some of my other characters.

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Then he was brought back for the Demon Stick Dance page, an entire page filled with dancing demons.

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And finally, I came up with a 3-D rendered portrait of my beloved character that I would use to represent me online.

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By now it was clear to me that a mere figment of my imagination had now taken on a new life of its own and continues to mark my presence on social media with its menacing glare.

And now you know the rest of the story.

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