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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 or hat to be a hint to a shorthand word from the shorthand article [but nowadays i am thinking that maybe the hair is just variety so that images are not too samey].

The clothes colour is the hundreds digit; and the clothes top is the tens digit; and the clothes bottom half could be the units digit of the three digit number [or I might just make the top and the lower clothing be the same colour for simplicity's sake].

Some faces (with no facial feature like wrinkles) are so similar that I may alter lip colour.

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 person's name might itself be a mnemonic device of some kind.

Each person can have attributes such as a sentence which is special to them [like in a comic speech bubble] and might be helpful for revising some educational material.

One idea for the sentences might be for the person to talk about other cartoon people as a way to cryptically contain information such as Chinese radical characters that comprise the drawing of the vocabulary word.

Eye colour can create variety in the 1000 people. I propose that my colour article's table of colours can be used to colour eyes. In the table (linked to below), each person has a shorthand spelling such as UQ = unique, UT2 = unit, V2 = view. If a word is one consonant and a digit then colours 0 to 9 can be used to colour the irises. Eg. V2 would use colour 2 (a light yellow) as an iris colour. If a word is two consonants and a digit then colours 10 to 19 can be applied. If there is no digit then use colour 20 (a grey shade).

Here is the table of values that the Male 1000 people will be shaped by [the First Name column is probably redundant now though]:

Male 1000 Table