This is copypasta’d from Jamie’s wall in regards to a question I asked him a few minutes ago. I’ll just reword it so it seems that I’m asking all of you collectively instead of just a direct question to Admin # 1:
Do you know of the flash movie series, Xiao Xiao, which first appeared on the net on April of 2002? In most sites I’ve seen it mentioned, it was called an internet meme, especially the third episode, but I need confirmation from you guys to be sure of this.
Here’s how they described it on Dipity.com’s Internet Meme Timeline:
With the rise of flash animation based entertainment sites such as NewGrounds and eBaum’s World, XiaoXiao became an instant with its simple but pleasing flash animation The fighting stick figures have lead to dozens if not hundreds of spin offs and have inspired flash movie and game makers across the internet.
Now, I know that Dipity’s list can’t always be trusted but it’s not the only site that mentions it being an internet meme. There are more:
Here’s the infamous third episode:
Here’s a bunch of Xiao Xiao parodies from Newgrounds: http://www.newgrounds.com/collection/xiaoxiao