Created By: DalekKolt on July 16, 2012 Last Edited By: DalekKolt on July 19, 2012
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Middle and Ring together

The tendency of characters to keep their middle and ring fingers together

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  • July 16, 2012
    Bisected8
    People Sit On Chairs, unless the gesture means something....
  • July 16, 2012
    raven2785
    I'm calling chairs on this one as well.
  • July 16, 2012
    Shrikesnest
    Even I'm calling chairs on this.
  • July 16, 2012
    captainpat
    People Sit On Chairs. This means absolutely nothing.
  • July 16, 2012
    abk0100
    This might be a thing. You always see anime characters doing it, and always while holding their hand out like that. I have no idea what it means, but I think it means something.
  • July 16, 2012
    raven2785
    ^ that's the point of People Sit On Chairs, stuff that you see all the time but doesn't covey any meaning, in other words Not A Trope.

    The thing is... You might also be right , this might be something but the only thing we got to work with here is one example, that's it, without a description how can we understand what he's trying to do here and even if we did get it how would this fall outside of something like Hand Signals or some other related trope?
  • July 16, 2012
    jbrecken
    I think this is just what happens when a cartoonist used to drawing four-fingered hands draws them with five.
  • July 17, 2012
    MorganWick
    Ooh! Does the Vulcan "live long and prosper" gesture count?
  • July 17, 2012
    Rognik
    ^Nope, because the proper gesture has the split between the middle and ring fingers.
  • July 17, 2012
    TheHandle
    ^^^In Disney comics they manage to do it with four fingers. I say Lazy Artist.
  • July 17, 2012
    peccantis
    It's an artist "cheat" -- treating the two middlemost fingers as one unit saves some effort and, combined with a lifted/arched pointer and/or pinky gives a delicate look. It's also a more natural look than pointer and middle or ring and pinky together.

  • July 17, 2012
    captainpat
    ^ Well if it's a artistic shortcut we might have something here that's not People Sit On Chairs.
  • July 17, 2012
    legendofhugh
    Possibly related fact: the tendons in your middle and ring fingers are connected. Whenever you move one of them, the other moves, even slightly.
  • July 17, 2012
    JonnyB
    ^ What he said. And chairs.
  • July 17, 2012
    DragonQuestZ
    Perhaps we could expand this to other animation saving things with hands.

    This would also be a Sub Trope of Lazy Artist.
  • July 17, 2012
    TonyG
    I think it's at least worth a mention on Four Fingered Hands.
  • July 17, 2012
    peccantis
    ^^^ connected tendons making the movements of these two fingers affect each other does not make them stick together like they do in this shortcut. No chairs.
  • July 18, 2012
    AgProv
    And your point is?
  • July 19, 2012
    nitrokitty
    So... animators sometimes use shortcuts? This is chairs so hard it hurts.
  • July 19, 2012
    Telcontar
    ^ Agreed. A mention on Four Fingeredhands is all that's needed.
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