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Male 1000 System


Below are images with numbers 0 to 9; or alphabetical spellings as their names.

I can make cartoon men by picking different choices from the different picture sets.

For instance, facial effects are a choice of side burns or a straight moustache, etc.; and even those choices then have 2 or 3 varieties to choose from.

I wanted 1000 images. I wanted them to represent 3 digit numbers from 000 to 999; but I also wanted the hair to be a hint to a shorthand word from the shorthand article. So, if someone represents the word 'symptom' then the shorthand code for 'symptom' will inspire the hair or hat choice; and what colour it is: Letter 1 of the shorthand code implies hair or hat choice; and Letter 2 of the shorthand code implies the colour of the hair or hat.

Symptom is code ZY. So the hair/hat is image Z from the hair/hat choices; and Y is the Y colour from the colour chart.

The clothes colour is the hundreds digit; and the clothes top is the tens digit; and the clothes bottom half is the units digit of the three digit number.

If a shorthand code starts with a letter and then a digit then the digit will imply colour 12 or 21: even number digits use colour 'SH' and odd number digits use colour 'CH'.

Some faces (with no facial feature like wrinkles) are so similar that I alter lip colour; Every 200 people, I change the eye colour. In these small ways, I try to make enough variety to make people distinguishable from each other.

Person 000 will be drawn with a mask since there is not a log value to generate facial features. I put dummy values in for facial features for person 0000.

I used a log table to get 4 digits that are represented as facial effect, eyes choice, nose choice, mouth choice. If a log value is just three digits then I do not put a facial effect in the picture.

Skin colour follows the usual 100 system that you see in other 100 people systems.

The first name of the person is not necessarily a real name but just a spelling that might be handy as a way to memorise a new spelling of a term I may come across while studying.

The 'Word' column is the person's surname.

Other mnemonics solutions can be built on the back of this system:

Each person can have attributes such as a silly sentence which is a type of acrostic.

For instance, in another system of mine, there is a woman image for each of the 214 Chinese radicals; so I can use the name of one of those people to indicate the radical of the word 'Symptom'.

Since the People from 00 to 99 system has spellings that match up with numbers, a word can mean the number of strokes of a Chinese character; or in some way represent the prefix or suffix of a pinyin word or its tone.

I can also have a system of about 100 brush strokes aligned with that 100 spelling system so that a word or words encrypt the first couple of brush strokes for drawing the Chinese character(s) of the word 'Symptom'.

The 1000 women image system is generated in a similar way but with no lip shade altering; and the graphics are suitable for designing woman cartoons.

Here is the table of values that the Male 1000 people will be shaped by:

Male 1000 Table