May or may not be related to LeggyBoy.
It's soooo true! -- ChrisPries
Was dismembered, washed, re-stuffed, and reassembled during fall semester 2005, to the amazement of many.
Died between 15:00 and 16:00 on Saturday, 10 October, 2005. Was determined dead because of his advanced state of decomposition. Details of the ongoing investigation have not been released.
After a search of all of East, *deleted* of the *deleted* (*deleted*) and Investigator Quitt of the EDNP (East Dorm Normal Police) found the body of Stumpy in the west upstairs storage room, carefully hidden behind a matress and some boxes. However, Agent Garfinkel (I mean *deleted*) determined that Stumpy had not died, but had in fact gone into a state of hibernation, as everyone knows a giant MonkeyPuppet can do when attacked. Stumpy was brought back into the lounge, where he was repeatedly stabbed in the face by JonathanBeall. Later Jonathan confessed to stabbing Stumpy to "keep him from talking." He has been arrested, and charges are being pressed against him. Stumpy is once more a functioning member of the lounge community. As it turns out, Stumpy was falsely determined dead because the great degree of nast already accumulated on his fur looked remarkably like decomposed Stumpy.
Someone just completed the stumpy challenge, successfully! My god!
In the Spring of 2008, Stumpy was once again retired from service, due to becoming so nasty as to be exiled from the lounge, and then subsequently left outside over all of winter break. Stumpy was dissected, his innards discarded, and his skin washed. Many times. However, no one had the impetus to recreate the beloved tentacle monkey. So, Stumpy's discarded husk was relegated once again to quietly hiding away.
In the fall of 2009, StephanieLevins decided it would be a GoodIdea to bring back Stumpy. Never having seen Stumpy in a disgusting state, her first ill-advised course of action was to turn Stumpy into a Halloween costume. The costume was truly terrifying, causing many juniors and seniors to literally run away in fright. After that, the dorm for some reason decided it would be worthwhile to allocate funds to reanimate Stumpy.
Thus, starting on November 28, 2009, Stumpy once again can terrorize the lounge, and ward away those who would sleep there.
September 27, 2012, 17:08: Given the recent and steadily growing hole in the rear end of Stumpy, PaNts induces Stumpy to complete his own challenge.
September 2014: Stumpy was once again disassembled, washed, and reassembled, on the impetus of DustinKane. He has eyes now too!
Summer 2022: At the ripe age of 22, Stumpy finally graduated from Harvey Mudd College along with the class of 2022. He continued to bum around East for a few months in the summer. But then when Fall semester started up, students realized he was no longer anywhere to be found. For the first time since his inception, he no longer resided at East, marking a fresh new epoch for the dorm -- one where it is now safe to sleep in the lounge all night. The news of his goodbye-less departure evoked some mixed emotions from current and former East residents: cheers of victory and moans of mourning were had.
No one quite knows what has become of Stumpy since this time. He doesn't keep up with the social medias and doesn't answer phone calls. Most imagine he's landed a tech job in Seattle. But some rumors hold that he actually retired to an abandoned house in the middle of a desert, nearby a rocket-launch site, spending his hours watching anime and welcoming the occasional curious traveler. Different rumors purport that he was given a viking funeral, so that he could continue a new life in Valhalla.
Now without Stumpy, the dorm has a giant-stuffed-animal-shaped hole in its community. Who knows what may come to take up that role. A different era. A different wiki page.