Ascii art by Dave Aronson (1:109/120) Finally, another ASCII (NOT ANSI!) Art Aficianado! I

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Ascii art by Dave Aronson (1:109/120) Finally, another ASCII (NOT ANSI!) Art Aficianado! It has long been one of my favorite mediums (media?). Some scorn its lack of color or motion, and the restricted character set, but that makes it UNIVERSAL, which IMHO is far more important. Below are some of my creations. You may sprinkle them into the News as you see fit, with credit. Or if you so desire, you may make an article out of this message. May as well open with the opening screen of my BBS, slightly modified to fit in a msg w/o getting rewrapped: iIi # A Hail, citizen! iIi |||| __#__ Ave! | Centurion Circus Maximus |||| ___ Oy Vey! \__) /.-.-.\ / | and his twin brother \__) <<< >>> / | | |'o o`| / | Senator Gluteus Maximus | | | o o | / | | | @ | | welcome you to | | | @ | | | \`---'/ | .------|>o------. | | \`---'/ ` `==)___(==-\ A | T I D M A D T | ` `---)___(---. \ ||M M|| \ H `---------------' \ | | \/`'MM MM`'|\ \ H (These Initials Don't \/ | | | M M M | \ \H Mean A Da*n Thing!) | _-.___.' | | M M | \ H |(____| | |===(*)===| \() USR DS Modem (16.8k HST, 28.8k v.34) | \ | |HHHHHHHHH| H (closed 4-5 AM EST, 5-6 AM EDT) | \ | |HHHHHHHHH| H | \__/ |HHHHHHHHH| H Member of Fidonet, SurvNet, | | |VVVVVVVVV| H Keshernet, Reshet, Syndicate-Net, \ ___/ | | | | H Paul Revere Net, and MedievalNet \__--~| | |_| |_| H |_| |_| (__| |__) H Using Maximus 2.01wb under OS/2 2.11 (__| |__) I used to have the centurion all by himself, under a stone arch, with a portcullis behind him, but didn't keep it. From an online courtship (the infamous Courtship of Therica from the Rialto): | __ ---'---,---<@ |/~~ / O\_ ---'---,---<@ .--. .--./~~ ( _< ---'---,---<@ / \ / \ )_( ---'---,---<@ ( \/ ) / \\ ---'---,---<@ \ / / | | ---'---,---<@ \ / / / / ---'---,---<@ \ / / / / ---'---,---<@ \/ / / / |/ ---'---,---<@ /\ / ////\// ---'---,---<@ |/ \ / // || ---'---,---<@ ~~ \/ /\\\ ---'---,---<@ (Yes, that's one dozen longstem roses.) Darn, I can't find the basket full of assorted flowers I did, and I know there was more, but I don't think I hung onto everything. The bird was later modified to resemble a parrot, for use as a logo for Bruce Feist's POLLY BBS project, but I can't find that version. Inspired by the thought of netmailing someone money: .--------------------------------------------------------------------. | .-- FEDERAL REVERSE NOTE .-- | | |_ ...... THE UNTIED STATES OF AMERICA |_ | | __) `````````` ______ B93810455B __) | | 2 ___ / \ 2 | | /|~\\ / _-\\ \ __ _ _ _ __ | | | |-< | | // \ | |_ | | | |_ | | \|_// | |- o o| | | | `.' |__ | | ~~~ | |\ b.' | | | B83910455B | \ '~~| | | | .-- 2 \_/ ```__/ .... 2 .-- | | |_ ///// ///// //// \__\'`\/ `` //// / //// |_ | | __) F I V E D O L L A R S __) | `--------------------------------------------------------------------' One never knows when some generic little pictures will come in handy! I've seen the thumbs in various places; Leroy Pyle says he snagged the _ _ .-. |-. .-| .-. _ _____ .-. | | | | | | .-. ( | |--' ()_) | | | | | _ _ | | | | | ___\ \ | ()__) | | | | || | | || | | | | (__() `-| | ()___) | |' | | `| | (___() | |-. ()__) | / \ | (__() | \ \ \ / \ / (_()__.--| |_) \_____/ \_____/ Two versions of "hold your tongue", the first being sideways because I was originally trying to create an emoticon: O \__.-.-.-.-. O O @ | | | | | | O /~~| | @ |______.' \_____/ __|___| | ___) | ___) | ___) \______) The star looks better in printed form (6 LPI, 10 CPI, at which a slash is darn close to 60 degrees) than on a typical screen (~4 LPI, 10 CPI): /\ O / \ O O O O | | O O O O / /\ \ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ________/ /__\_\________ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | \ ____/ /___________ / | | | | | | | | |_| | | | | | | | | \ \ / / \ \ / / |_| |_| |_| |_| \_/ |_| |_| |_| |_| \ \/ / \ \/ / \_/ \_/ \_/ \_/ | \_/ \_/ \_/ \_/ \ \/ \ \/ | | | | | | | | | /\ \ /\ \ \ \ \ \___|___/ / / / / /\ \ / /\ \ \ \ \_______|_______/ / / / /__\_\______/ /__\ \ \ \___________|___________/ / /_____________/ /______\ \_______________|_______________/ \ \ / / | \ \/ / | \ / / \ \/ .' `. _.-~_______~-._ And what a thing to put near them!: /\__--~~~--__/\ ||\ /|| |/|(O) (O)|\| \ .---. / \ ( o o ) / \/`---'\/ `-|||-' --- oink! `-' Continuing in the animal vein: |(.) (.)| \ / ) ( / \ ( \_/ ) | | | No, I don't mean pussy, get your mind out of the gutter! It's just not quite complete yet. Here it is in full: /\_-~~~-_/\ | | |.|(.) (.)|.| || \ / || || ) ( || || / ___ \ || `'( \_/ )`' | | | \__/ \__/ ---- Arf! Arf! Arf! || | || `| | |' `---' Those who hang out on a certain echo I moderate should recognize the first and might remember the second (don't ask, very inside joke): _____ _-~.'|`.~-_ / / | \ \ / / | \ \ |---+---+---+---| |~-_ \ \ | / / | ~-_ \ \ | / / |||||| ~-------| |~-_~-_~.|.~_-~_-~| |::::::_-------|:. | ~-_~---~_-~ | |:::_-~ :: | ~-_-~ | |_-~ __::__ | |-_ _-| | | :: | | | | | | | More crud, |_::_| | | | | | | sweetheart! |____| \_/ | | \_/ | | \_/ (sigh, gotta be legal... the first item is a registered trademark of Mensa.) And under all this, what more appropriate than: _________________________________________ |_________________________________________| |_________________________________________| | | | | / | | \ | | | | / | | \ | | | | / K I S S I N ' | | F O O L ! \ | | | | / | / \ | |/ | / / \ \ | | | | / / \ \ |_______________________| |_______________________| |_______________________| |_______________________| _________________________________________ |_________________________________________| |_________________________________________| | / \ | | | | | | | | | `-_ / \ \ _-' | ~-_ | | | _-~ | | ~-_ | | | _-~ | \ -_| \ |_- / \ \ | / / \ \ | / / ~-_ \ / / _-~ ~-_ | | _-~ ~--_|_____________|_--~ _______________________________________ |---------------------------------------| `--_ _--' | ~-_ _-~ | \ ~-_ _-~ / \ -_ _- / \ \ / / \ \ / / `-_ \ / _-' ~-_ | | _-~ ~-__|_________|__-~ Drawing the contents is left as an exercise for the reader. And in closing, the closing screen of my BBS: .-. .-. | .-. | | | | | | ___ | | | |/ _ \ ___ | /o\_'||.' o `. | \=/ /|| `---' \ ___// \ \____/ (`__') `--.____.--' . . . Be seeing you!

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