various other things (p2)

by llizard (aka ejm)

updated 30 August 2008
MOST RECENT: constellation: Ursa Major (The Great Bear)

page 2 (caduceus – girl)

A abacus . Adam and Eve . airplane . alphabet . anchor . angel
B bar . bra . boot . bottle . bowing . boy . bridge
C caduceus . cafe . camera . carpet . cemetary gates . chair . clock . columns . constellation (Ursa Major)
D dolls . door
E pushing the envelope
F faces . feather . fire & fireplace . first aid kit . flags . fleur de lys . footwear . fox
G girl
H hands . handbasket . hat . highheeled shoes . hospital items . house & tree . Humpty Dumpty
K kicked out . kimono & sash . knitting
L lamp . legs
M man and his dog . market . mittens . Mother and child
N Narcissus . newspaper
P pen & ink . placard (sign, scroll) . poison . puppet . pyramids and sphinx
R radio
S Salome . scissors . scream . sewing machine . shower . skull & crossbones . sleep (or lack thereof) . sneeze . snowglobe . stairs . surprise
T table . taxtime . telephone . television . toaster . tombstone . towel . treasure chest . tree . trophy
U umbrella . urn
W watering the lawn . wind
Y yawn

caduceus:

             _
     _____  ( )  _____
    vVVVVV\__|__/VVVVVv  
   vVVVVVVvvv|vvvVVVVVVv
  vVVVV      |      VVVVv
 vVVV   .=-< | >-=.  VVVv
 vVV   (____ |_____)  VVv
 v          (|)         v
            (|)
            (|) 
            (|)
            (|)
            '|`
ejm97        |


   Naval caduceus (I think):

                  _
          _____  ( )  _____
         vVVVVV\__|__/VVVVVv  
        vVVVVVVvvv|vvvVVVVVVv
       vVVVV      |      VVVVv
      vVVV   .=-< | >-=.  VVVv
      vVV   (____ |_____)  VVv
      v          (|)         v
                 (|)
                 (|)
                 (|) 
        ^        (|)        ^
         \       '|`       /
          \       |       /
ejm97      \_____/ \_____/


  aesculus:
               _
       _____  ( )  _____
      vVVVVV\__|__/VVVVVv  
     vVVVVVVvvv|vvvVVVVVVv
    vVVVV      |      VVVVv
   vVVV        | >=.   VVVv
   vVV         |____)   VVv
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               |)
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  ejm          |


and without the wings:
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cafe:

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       / /  |  \ \
      _^^^^^|^^^^^
     |^|    |
 |   |V|____|____  |
 |_  |-'---------'_|
 |-| | |    |    |-|
 | |       /|\   | |


            |
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          //|\\
      _   ^^|^^
     |^|    |
 |   |V| ___|___   |
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 |-| | |    |    |-|
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   |   |V|____|____  |
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                | ____|____|V|  | |         /|\   | |
                |'---------'-|   |
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                               | |

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                              \|\|


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                               | |


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  / /  |  \ \
  ~~~~~~~~~~~ ,^%---
       |   u__<_ \  Coffee always tastes better
     __|__     >/       at an outdoor cafe, doesn't it?
    '-----'  __>,^
  ejm|   |  //| |

camera:

            __
        __ /_/\___
       /__/[]\/__/|o-_
      |    _     ||   -_  
      |  ((_))   ||     -_
ejm96 |__________|/       ===oooo


carpet:

   flying carpet

                 __________/%%%%= 
                /%%%%%%%%%/%%%%=
          =/%%%/%%%%%%%%%/%%%%=
         =/%%%/%%%%%%%%%/%%%%=
        =/%%%/%%%%%%%%%/%%%%=
 ejm97 =/%%%/%%%%%%%%%/%%%%=
      =/%%%/%%%%%%%%%/
     =/%%%/


cemetary gates:

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                 mo / )
                 |/)\)
                  /\_
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                 (    )
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_________+______/      \______+__________
  __--   |       R.I.P.       |-_-- __
_-- -    | ___ __________ ___ |
-_-- __  || | | | {|    /| | || __---  -_
 --__-   || | | | {|   /|| | ||--        -
         || | | | {|  /||| | ||__--
 __-- -__|| | | | {| |}||| | ||--   __--
         ||_|_|_|_{| |}|||_|_||  -__
 --__-  -|| | | | {& |}||/ | ||---   __--
         || | | | {| |}|/| | ||-__
--   __--|| | | | {| |}/|| | ||__-- -__
  --     || | | | {| &}||| | ||   __
---   __-|| | | | {| |}||| | ||_---__-  --
 -  -_   || | | | {| |}||| | || --
 __ejm 97|| | | | {| |}||| | ||_--__-   _---
_________||_|_|_|_{| |}|||_|_||______________
                     |}|/
                     |}/
                     |/


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         || | | | {| |}|/| | ||-__
--   __--|| | | | {| |}/|| | ||__-- -__
  --     || | | | {| &}||| | ||   __
---   __-|| | | | {| |}||| | ||_---__-  --
 -  -_   || | | | {| |}||| | || --
 __ejm 97|| | | | {| |}||| | ||_--__-   _---
_________||_|_|_|_{| |}|||_|_||______________
                     |}|/
                     |}/
                     |/

chair:

  rocking chair:

     \
      \
       \
        \
         \_______
          |_____\
          |======\
          |       \ .
ejm   `.__|_______.'

   _________
   \\_______\
    \\XXXXXXX\
     \\XXXXXXX\
      \\XXXXXXX\
       \\XXXXXXX\________
        \\XXXXXXX____----))
         \`---------.)))\\
         ||XXXXXXXXXX\\ /\\
      `._||___________\\/ \\
        `||XXXXXXXXXXXX\\ /\\_.'
     `.__||XXXXXXXXXXXXX\\_.'
ejm    `._________________.'

   _________
   \\_______\
    \\XXXXXXX\
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      \\XXXXXXX\
       \\XXXXXXX\________
        \\XXXXXXX____----))
         \`---------.)))\\
         ||__________\\ /\\
      `._||___________\\/ \\__.'
        `||____________\\ /\\.'
     `.__||_____________\\__.'
ejm    `._________________.'    

  ________
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     \\__\_\______----))
      \\----------\))|
      ||_________||/ |
  `.  ||+=+=+=+=+||, |
    `.||=+=+=+=+=||  |.'
`.    ||         ||
  ` ._||_________||__.'    ejm


beach chair:

        \.  -   -  .
       '          _ , -`.
     '        _,'     _,'
    '      ,-'      _/
   '    ,-' \     _/
  '   ,'     \  _'
  '  '       _\'
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                    \    \\=+=+=+=\________
                     \    \\+=+=+=+____----))
                      \    \`---------.)))\\
                       \   ||+=+=+=+=+=\\ /\\
                        \  ||___________\\/ \\
                         \ ||------------\\
  ejm                     \||             \\

People in alt.ascii-art complained that nobody was sitting in the chair so…

        \.  -   -  .
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     '        _,'     _,'
    '      ,-'      _/
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  '   ,'     \  _'
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  ' ,    _,-'  \            \,
  \,_,--'       \          "", &&&
                 \          /&&& ?'>    DAmn!! That's
                  \    \   /  && _C  /     knit one,
                   \    \  \  )(    /            perl TWO...
                    \    \  \   \  ,""       '
                     \    \  ) (_\/_|\`.____/,
                      \    \(______ |\\ `.--_-
                       \   |_____\ ~~~ \ `.
                        \  |======\ _,'\   `.
                         \ |       \   )`__, `.
  ejm                     \|        \  `'      `(()


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                      \    \(/_____-.`    ----+----        nail varnish
                       \   |_____\ _ \\       |
                        \  |======\ ( \\      |
                         \ |       \ ` \\     |
  ejm                     \|        \  )`__,, |

clock:

  time flies:

      (\                     /)
      (v\                   /v)
     (vvv\                 /vvv)
    (vvvvv\               /vvvvv)
   (vvvvvvv\             /vvvvvvv)
  (vvvvvvvvv\   _---_   /vvvvvvvvv)
 (vvvvvvvvvvv\/  XII  \/vvvvvvvvvvv)
(vvvvvvvvvvvv/      /  \vvvvvvvvvvvv)
(vvvvvvvvvvv/      /    \vvvvvvvvvvv)
(vvvvvvvvvv|IX   @   III |vvvvvvvvvv)
 (vvvvvvvvvv\      \    /vvvvvvvvvv)
  (vvvvvvvvvv\         /vvvvvvvvvv)
    (vvvvvvvvv\  VI   /vvvvvvvvv)
       (vvvvvvvv-___-vvvvvvvv)
         (vvvvvv/   \vvvvvv)
         (vvvvv/     \vvvvv)
          (vvv/       \vvv)
ejm        (v/         \v)
           (/           \)

midnight

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  alarm clocks

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              \  VI   /              (|||)(|
              _ -___- _                   ,|
             /_________\


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    /___\            ,|


                _---_
              /  12   \
             /11  |  1 \
            /10   |/  2 \
           |9     @    3|
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  ejm        \ 7     5 /
              \   6   /     -|- | /` |/  -|- | /` |/ 
              _ -___- _      |  | \, |\   |  | \, |\
             /_________\

                _---_
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             /11\    1 \
            /10  \    2 \
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              \   6   /      |\ | |\|/`   |\ | |\|/`
              _ -___- _      |/ | | |\]   |/ | | |\]
  ejm        /_________\       |\ | |\|/`
                               |/ | | |\]


                _---_
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            /10       2 \\
           |9     @---- 3||
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              \   6   //    -|- | /` |/  -|- | /` |/ 
              _ -___- _/\    |  | \, |\   |  | \, |\
             /_________\/


                _---_
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            /10       2 \\
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  ejm        /_________\/      |\ | |\|/`    |/ | | |\]
                               |/ | | |\]
                     |\ | |\|/`
                     |/ | | |\]

          ______________
         /____________ /|
        |  _________  | |
        | |   XII   | | |
        | |         | | |
        | |IX  * III| | |
        | |    |`.  | | |
        | |____|I___| | |
        | |   \     | | |
        | |    \    | | |
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        | |     ( ) | | |   |  | \, |\   |  | \, |\
        | |_________| | |  
   ejm  |_____________|/

          ______________
         /____________ /|
        |  _________  | |
        | |   XII   | | |
        | |         | | |
        | |IX  * III| | |
        | |   /|    | | |
        | |__/_VI___| | |
        | |    /    | | |
        | |   /     | | |
        | |  /      | | |  -|- | /` |/  -|- | /` |/
        | |( )      | | |   |  | \, |\   |  | \, |\
        | |_________| | |  
   ejm  |_____________|/

             _______
            /______/`-_
         _-'       `-_ /|
        {             } |
        |  _________  | |
        | |   XII   | | |
        | |         | | |
        | |IX ,* III| | |
        | | ,' |    | | |
        | |'___VI___| | |
        | |    /    | | |
        | |   /     | | |
        | |  /      | | |  -|- | /` |/  -|- | /` |/
        | |( )      | | |   |  | \, |\   |  | \, |\
        | |_________| | |  
   ejm  |_____________|/

grandfather clock:

             __________
            /_________/`-_
         _-'          `-_ /|
        {                } |
        |  ____________  | |
        | |    \/||    | | |
        | |    /\||    | | |
        | |            | | |
        | ||\/      |||| | |
        | ||/\ ,*.  |||| | |
        | |  ,'   `.   | | |
        | |    \ /| `. | | |
        | |_____V_|____| | |
        | |    : /     | | |
        | |    :/:     | | |
        | |    / :     | | |
        | |   /: @     | | |  _|_ .    |   _|_ .    |
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        | |    @       | | |
        | |____________| | |  
        |______ejm_______|/

          __________
         /________ /|
        |   XII   | |
        |         | |
        |----* III| |
        |     `.  | |
        |____VI___| |
        |    |    | |
        |    |    | |
        |    |    | |    -|- | /` |/  -|- | /` |/
        |   ( )   | |     |  | \, |\   |  | \, |\  
   ejm  |_________|/

          __________

         /________ /|
        |   XII/  | |
        |     /   | |
        |IX  * III| |
        |     `.  | |
        |____VI___| |
        |    \    | |
        |     \   | |
        |      \  | |    -|- | /` |/  -|- | /` |/
        |      ( )| |     |  | \, |\   |  | \, |\  
   ejm  |_________|/


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        |) \/ | \| \]  .
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         /________ /|
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        |    /    | |         |) \/ | \| \]  .
        |   /     | |
        |  /      | |     |) /\ |\ | /`  |
        |( )      | |     |) \/ | \| \]  .
   ejm  |_________|/



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         /________ /|        |) \/ | \| \]  .
        |   X|I   | |
        |    |    | | |) /\ |\ | /`  |
        |IX  * III| | |) \/ | \| \]  .
        |    |    | |
        |____VI___| |         |) /\ |\ | /`  |
        |    /    | |         |) \/ | \| \]  .
        |   /     | |
        |  /      | |     |) /\ |\ | /`  |
        |( )      | |     |) \/ | \| \]  .
   ejm  |_________|/
                     |) /\ |\ | /`  |
                     |) \/ | \| \]  .

columns:

Doric
 _________________________
   |__________|
     ||||||||
     ||||||||
     ||||||||
     ||||||||
     ||||||||
[snip]
    _||||||||_
   |_______ejm|  

Ionic
 ______________________
   (_,.....,_)
     |||||||
     |||||||
     |||||||
     |||||||
     |||||||
     |||||||
[snip]
     |||||||
    ,_______,
      )   (
    ,      `
  _/_________\_ 
 |__________ejm|

Corinthian
 ______________________
  (@^,^,^,^,^,@)
    )`){o}(`(
    ,`,`,`,`,`
    ==========
     ||||||||
     ||||||||
     ||||||||
     ||||||||
     ||||||||
     ||||||||
[snip]
     ||||||||
    ,________,
      )    (
    ,       `
  _/__________\_ 
 |___________ejm|


constellation

Ursa Major (The Great Bear) star chart depictions of Ursa Major: typical . H.A. Rey way (understandable)

       *
*            *
                   *           *            *      *


                     *        *           *

                    *                      *    
                                                      *
                                                     *
                         *          *
                                   *
                  
                      *
                    *

Here is a typical way of showing Ursa Major on star charts: (I really don’t understand why this method is perpetuated! This doesn’t look like a bear. It looks more like a sleigh…)

     .  * .
*           ` * .
                  ` *  - - - -  *           * - - - * 
                    '           '           '         
                     '         '           '          
                      *- - - -* -  -  -  -*            
                      '                   '
                     '                    '            
                    *                     * .  _
                      `.                           `  *
                        `.                       .  ` *
                          * - - - - *    .   '
                                .  *  '
                           . '
                      * '
                    *

When we were kids, we were given the wonderful book The Stars: A New Way to See Them by H. A. Rey “This book […] shows the constellations in a new, graphic way, as shapes which suggest what the names imply: it shows the group of stars known as the Great Bear, in the shape of a bear […]”.

Here is the H.A.Rey way of connecting the stars: (See? It does look like a bear!)

     .  * .
*           ` * .
   .              ` *  - - - -  * - - - - - * - - - * 
      .             '           '           '        .
         .           '         '           '          
            .         *- - - -*           *           .
               .                          .
                  .                                   '
                    *                     *
                      `.                 '            *
                        `.            .'         .  ` *
                          *         *    .   '
                         ,      .  *  '
                       ,   . '
                      * '
                    *

Also take a look at an astronomer looking at the night sky.

dolls:

         &&&
        (+.+)
      ___\=/___
     (|_ ~~~ _|)
        |___|
        / _ \
       /_/ \_\
ejm97 /_)   (_\


       &&&&&&&
      &&(+.+)&&
      ___\=/___
     (|_ ~~~ _|)
        )___(
      /'     `\
     ~~~~~~~~~~~
     `~//~~~\\~'
ejm97 /_)   (_\


door:

            __________
           |  __  __  |
           | |  ||  | |
           | |  ||  | |
           | |__||__| |
           |  __  __()|
           | |  ||  | |
           | |  ||  | |
           | |  ||  | |
           | |  ||  | |
           | |__||__| |
ejm        |__________|

envelope:

pushing the envelope
       ________________
       \`             /\,__O.
        \  `    ejm  /  \ ,_/\
         \    /`    /`   \    )
          \  /    `    `  \  / \
           \/____________`_\ \  `,

faces:

   , 
,   `)
 `) _\
    ,
    `         ejm

   , 
,   .)
 .) _\
   _
 __`          ejm
 (

   , 
,   .)
 .) _\
   _
 __`          ejm
 (

  _
 _ `   _
* )    _`
    \ * )
  ( _\
`. _
 `. _        ejm


  _
 _ `   _
* )    _`
    \ * )            ///
  ( _\             /////
`. _            /)/   /
 `. _          //_   /
               \    /        ejm


  _
 _ `   _
* )     `
    \ =_     
  ( _\          
`. _        
 `. _       
                    ejm

  _
   `   _
=_      `
    \ =_     
  ( _\          
`. _        
 `. _       
                    ejm

  _
 _ `   _
* )    _`
    \ * )
  ( _\
   _
  (_        ejm


  _
   `   _
 _)     `
    \  _)
  ( _\
   _
  (_,        ejm



   ,,,    ,,,
 <(*).  ,(*)>

      /
    ((  )
   ________
   \_|_|_|/
    \_|_|/                                    ejm



   ,,,    ,,,
 <(*).  ,(*)>

      /
    ((  )
    ______,
      ---                                      ejm


   ,,,    ,,,
 <(*).  ,(*)>

      /
    ((  )
   _________
   \-+-+-+-/
    `-----'                                    ejm

  _      _
,(*)`  ,(*)`
      \
      _)
     ,-. 
    ` _,            ejm


feather:

               /`;
              /\/=
             /\/=
             \/=
             /
   ejm      ,


      (`/\
      `=\/\
       `=\/\
        `=\/
  ejm      \


      ______//////////////"\
 ejm      ` """""""""""""""";
           \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\,/


      ______//////////////"\
 ejm      `\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\,/


        /\__/////////////////"\
 ejm   /\/=  `"""""""""""""""";
       \/=/   \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\,/
       /
      ,


        /\!_/////////////////"\
 ejm   /\/=  `\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\/
       \/=/
       /
      ,



       /`\\\__!\
 ejm   `////`=\/\
             `=\/\
              `=\/
                 \


       /`\\\\\__,
 ejm   `//////`=\/\
               `=\/
                `=\/
                   \
                    \

               ,
 ejm        __/=\/\
           /_/\`=\/\
          ( /\/ `=\/
           ` '     \
                    \


              /|
           , / |
          ,=/`/|\
         ,=/`//|`
        ,=/`/ /|`
       (, `/  /|`
              /|`
  ejm         \|/

fire and fireplace:

         )  '
        ()\(
     ( ,|,(X)'
    /,)/|`\``\\\                ejm

 
  ___________________________
  _|__ _________________ __|__
 _|___||               ||_|__
 ___|_||       )  '    ||___|_
  _|__||    ( ()\(     ||_|___
 ___|_||  ( ,|,(X)'    ||___#_
 _|___|| /,)/|`\``\\\  |||__/\
 ejm  ''---------------''  /  `--#
      . - ------------ . #/      |
    (( (((  (( ))) ))))  )\      |
      `  -   ----     - '  `.__.-#

  ___________________________
  _|__ _________________ __|__
 _|___||               ||_|__
 ___|_||       )  '    ||___|_
  _|__||    ( ()\(     ||_|___
 ___|_||  ( ,|,(X)'    ||___#_
 _|___|| /,)/|`\``\\\  |||__/\
 ejm  ''---------------''  /  `--#
      . - ------------ . #/      |
    (( (((  (( ))) ))))  )\      |
      `  -   ----  __ -/\  `.__.-#
                 C(__)`\ \____
                     /_`\/___/

  ___________________________
  _|__ _________________ __|__
 _|___||    (   )      ||_|__
 ___|_||  (    )  '    ||___|_
  _|__||   )( ()\ (    ||_|___
 ___|_||  ( ,|,()X()'  ||___#_
 _|___|| /,)/|`\``\\\  |||__/\
 ejm  ''---------------''  /  `--#
      . - ------------ . #/      |
    (( (((  (( ))) ))))  )\      |
      `  -   ----  __ -/\  `.__.-#
                 C(__)`\ \____
                     /_`\/___/

first aid kit:

             _____________
           /     __      /|
          /   __/ /_    / /
         /   /_  __/   / //
        /     /_/     / //
       /_____________/ //
       |______&______|//
  ejm  |_____________|/
            ______________
           /______&______/|
           ||            ||
           ||            ||
           ||            ||
           ||            ||
           ||            ||
           ||____________||
           /(@)   ____   /|
          / | |__/    '_/ |
         /  []|_/____,O/  /
        /  /  \____\  /  /
       /__/|__|____|_/  /
       |             | /
  ejm  |_____________|/

flags:

   chequered flag:

                           __________
                __________)%%%%/    /
               /%%%%/    /%%%%/____/
              /%%%%/____/    /%%%%/
             /    /%%%%/____/%%%%/
            /____/%%%%/%%%%/    /
           /%%%%/    /%%%%/____/
          /%%%%/____/    /%%%%/
 ejm97   /    /%%%%/____/%%%%/
        /____/%%%%/
       /
      /
     /
    /
   /


   smaller chequered flag:

                           _____
                __________)%%%%/
               /%%%%/    /%%%%/
              /%%%%/____/    /
             /    /%%%%/____/
            /____/%%%%/%%%%/
 ejm97     /%%%%/    /%%%%/
          /%%%%/____/
         /
        /
       /
      /
     /

                            ____
                    _______/   /
               ____/   ###/___/
              /###/___###/###/
             /###/###   /###/
            /   /###___/   /
   ejm     /___/   ###/___/
          /###/___###/###/
         /###/###   /###/
        /   /###___/
       /___/
      /
     /
    /

   Jolly Roger:

                              ___________
                 ____________)%%%%%%%%%%/
                /%%%%%%%%%%%/%{}%%%%%%%/
               /{}%%%%%%%%%/%/%%%%%%%%/
              /%%\% _---_%/\/%%%%%%%%/
             /%%%%\/     /)|%%%%%%%%/
            /%%%%%|()  (/ /%%%%%%%%/
           /%%%%%%%\ + /HH%%\%%%%%/
          /%%%%%%%/%HH/_/%%%%\%%%/
 ejm97   /%%%%%%%/%%\/%%%%%%%{}%/
        /%%%%%%{}%%%/%%%%%%%%%%/
       /%%%%%%%%%%%/
      /
     /
    /
   /

   smaller Jolly Roger:

                           )%{}%%%%%%/
               /{}%%%%%%%%/%%/%%%%%%/
              /%%\% _---_/ \/%%%%%%/
             /%%%%\/    /()|%%%%%%/
            /%%%%%|()  /+ /%%%%%%/
           /%%%%%%\  +/HH%%\%%%%/
          /%%%%%%/%HH/_/%%%\%%%/
 ejm97   /%%%%%%/%%\/%%%%%%{}%/
        /%%%%%{}%%%/
       /

fleur de lys:

            ^
         _(   )_
        ( `\ /' )
          _)^(_
  ejm       V


          /\
        _(  )_
       (,`==' )
  ejm    '\/`


          /\
        _(  )_
       ( `==' )
  ejm    '\/`


         .^. 
       ,-.|,-.
  ejm     v 


footwear (shoes, boots)

 boots: 

        ____
        \   |
       __)  |
ejm97 (___-_)



        ____
        \   |  ____
       __)  | |   /
ejm97 (___-_) |  (__
              (_-___)


        ____
        \  _|__
       __)|   /
ejm97 (___|  (__
          (_-___)

        ____
        \ __|_
       __)\   |
ejm97 (____)  |
        (_____)

  on St. Nicholas Day:
              _
         **  / ) _  _
       %_[]=%   | )/ )
        \  )| *_|_/
       __)  | |   /
ejm97 (___-_) |  (__
              (_-___)



high heel shoes:


                %
               % `,
              %  /
             %  (
            / _  )
  ejm    ,___/ )/

To another kind of boot

               /  ,
              /  /
             &  (
            /_\/ )
  ejm    ,___/ )/


                ,
           ,^../ )
  ejm    ,___/ )/


               ...
           ,^.:/ ):
  ejm    ,___/:)/ ;
              ;  ;
             ; 


               /  ,
              /  /
             /  (
            /  / )
           /  /|/
          /_,/ |
  ejm  ,_'`_/  |


               /  ,
              /  /
             /  (
            /  / )
           /  /|/
          /_,/ |
  ejm  ,____/  |


               /  ,
              /  /
             &  (
            / \/ )
           /_, |/
  ejm   ,___/  |



               /  ,
              /  /
             &==(
            /  / )
           /_, |/
  ejm   ,___/  |

 ,`
(   `
 \ |\ ` __
  \| \_____`.

                _
               / \
              /   )
         ____/|  /
ejm97  .____/ |_(


                _
               / \   _
              /   ) ' `
          ___/|  / |   |
ejm97  .____/ |_(  |___|
                   |   |
                    \./

                _
               / \
              /   )  __
         ____/|  /  / \`
ejm97  .____/ |_(  (   \`
                    \ ||\_`_
                     )|/ \__`-.

                _
               / \
              /.  )  _ 
          ___/ | /  / \ 
ejm97  .-'__/  |(  (  .\ 
                    \ | \___
                     )|  \__`-.


               __
              /  )   _ 
          __ //|/   / \ 
ejm97   < __|/ o   (  .\ 
                    \ | \___
                     )|  \__`-.

       __
      ( .`           _ 
       \|\ \__      / \ 
ejm97   o \(__ >   (  .\ 
                    \ | \___
                     )|  \__`-.


after some hints from Andreas Freise:

               __
          __ / . )  _ 
       .'   | /|/  / \ 
ejm97   ` __|/ o  (  .\ 
                   \ | \___
                    )|  \__`-.

And Andreas Freise came up with the following fix:

                                |
 |                           |  |
 |                           |  |  Shhh ...!
 |                           |  |
 |       .__                 |  |   She came home
 |   ()(/ _ `._.--.          |  |
 | ((|_.   ) ) )   \_    _.-.|  |   late.
 | ((|   .' /  (\   \`--'  _)|  |
 | cMMMa. -' ._)_\   \.-.-._.|  |
 |''`````\        \  .  _)--=|  |
 |------\/'-. ---- `--"'-----|  |
 |       |\\                 |  |
 |                           |  |
 |---------------------------|  |
 |_]                         |  |`
 |                           |  |:
 |                           |  |:.
 |                           |  |::.
 |                           |  |a:f... .
_|                /`.        |__|--------------
                 (  .\                   +ejm
                  \ |`\___                       
               _._ )|  \__`-.
             /`.-.)
        .--=' /\ /
       :    |/  d
        ` --'



loafers

             (`--' `. _
  ejm        [__,-.____;

     
             /`-.-'`.  
             |        ` -.
  ejm        [___,-.______)

girl

           {)~
        _  |/\  ______
      ____ /`')___
  ejm  ___ _ / _____
             \
                 _____
               (((\\\\\
                )> \\\|
               /    \/
                =  , &
                -     \
                   \  ))

                 _____
               (((\\\\\
                )> \\\|
               /    \/
                =  , &
            \(__-  \ ((   _
                |` /\)))|  `
                | |  \__|    \
                | ,       \  |\
                | \  ,\   |__| \
                '  \/  \_ / ,   \
                ` ,      /       \
      ejm               /   \     `
                       /
                      /

                 _____
               (((\\\\\
                )_ \\\|
               /    \/
                =  , &
            \(__-  \ ((   _
                |` /\)))|  `
                | |  \__|    \
                | ,           \
                | \  ,\    \  |\
                '  \/._\_  |__| \
                `_,    `-.`/ ,   \
      ejm      /   ,`.    /  \    `
              /   /    `./          \
        ===  /   /==  ==/  `        | ====
            /   /   ===/  = /      /=========
           /   /    __/,   /     ,
          /__ /== ///     /    ,  ========
     __-'    | =  ===    /   ,=======
    '   -  --   ===  == (         ==============
                         \   \
                          \   \
                           \   \
                            \   \
                             \__ \
                              /  `
                            _/  /
                           '__ '



               ( ((( ((
            ( ( \  \\\ ( (
          (( \ \ \\\\\\\\ \\
       ( \ \\((    ) )) )   ))
     ( \ \)))) )     (     ((((
    ( \  ( (( (                )
    (\ \ )) )   _          _ 
   ( \ \((   ,'   `     ,'   `
   ( \ _ ))   ((((       ))))
    \,  ((    `(;, '   `(;, '
     ||  ))    '''      ```  .
      \,((            \       
       : ))            \      
       :((         (_   ))   
      .^.))                 ,
       v ((         _,-_-._
         ))        `.___,'
        ((    `
         ))         ____,
  ejm   ((          ,
         )         /
                  /




This reminds me of the haircut I got when I was in grade 6. Instead of bangs that covered my eyebrows in the cool way they were supposed to:

                ,-----.
               //////)))
               \\/// <( 
               \\/(    \    
                ))    =
     ejm        /   `-   
                   /

The hairdresser cut the bangs insanely short. I was mortified and horrified to have to go to school the next day without wearing a major disguise.

                ,-----.
               //////```
              |||||| >( 
              |||||    \    
                 )   ,=
                /   `-   
     ejm           / 



fashion model:
                  ___
              ___|___|___
                ss-)- ss
               ss  =  Sss
                __/,__ 
              /   \|  |
             / ,\  ) )|
            /,   \  , | 
           /      )   |
          /      /  | |
        _/      /   | |
       ( `     /     \'\
              /  / \  \
             /  /   \  \
            /  /     \  \
           /  /      /  /
          /__/      /__/
           /         / 
  ejm     /        ,(
        /,         \`\_
        -

                  ___
              ___|___|___
                ss-)- ss
               ss  =  Sss
                __/,__ 
              /   \|  |
             / ,\  ) )|
            /,   \  , | 
           /      )   |
          /      /  | |
        _/      /   | |
       ( `     /     \'\
              /       \
             /         \
            /           \
           /             \
          /_______________\ 
           /            ` \
  ejm    ,(               ;\
         \`\_             |`\_

                  ___
              ___|___|___
                ss-)- ss
               ss  =  Sss
                __/,__
              /   \|  |
             / ,\  ) )|
            /,   \  , |
           /      )   |
          /      /  | |
        _/      /   | |
       ( `     /     \'\
              /_______\
               '  /   \
               ' /  `  \
              , /     `.\
            ,  /       ' \
            ' /        `. \
            ,/           ` \
  ejm      ,(              ;\
           |`\_            \`\_

Twiggy

                  ////,
                 '//)*`
                  `\=
                 __/,_
               /   \| |
              / ,\ ~ ~|
             /,   \  ||
            /      ) ||
           /      /  ||
         _/      /   ||
        ( `     /    \'\
               /______\
                ' / `. \
                |/    ` \
               ,/       `\
             ,'/         '\
             :/          `.\
            ,/             `\
   ejm     ,(               ;\
           |`\_             \`\_

I was ASCII-chatting with Veronica in her chatroom one day and

 from this:

          _.-'   `-._

came this:

         _.-'   `-._
         ____   ____
       `|<();|-|,()>|
         `--'  \`--'

which developed into this:

           ,/////////\\`
         ,////////////\\`
       ,//////////////\\\\_______
       ////_.-------------------'
      |_.-'(   _.-'   `-._
     (  ))    ____   ____
      ) ( ( `|<();|-|,()>|
     ( ))(    `--'  \`--'

which went through many permutations

           ,/////////\\`
         ,////////////\\`
        //////////////\\\\_______
        ------------------------'
      ) (((   _.-'   `-._
     (  ))    ____   ____
      ) ( ( `|<();|-|,()>|
     ( ))(    `--'  \`--'
     )( ( )       (- )   )
       ))        _____  /
         )   `     --  /
            _  `   __,
        ,-'//      / 
          / \     /|`. 
          \  \   / /  `. 
     ejm   \ /| /\/     `.
              |/ 

            ,/////////\\`
          ,////////////\\`
        ,//////////////\\\\_______
        ////_.-------------------'
       |_.-'(   _.-'   `-._
       (  ))    ____   ____
        ) ( ( `|<();|-|,()>|
       ( ))(    `--'  \`--'
       )( ( )       (- )   )
         ))        _____  /
           )   `     --  /
              _  `   __,
    -- --- ' //      / 
  /         / \     /|`. 
 /          \  \   / /  `. 
       ejm   \ /| /\/     `.
                |/          `
                ,            |
                             |
                             |
                             |

and eventually developed into this:

                   ((   )  (
               ( (   )(( (   )
             )    ) ( )) )( (( )
             ( (((   )  (  )  ) )
            )) (( ) (          ((
           (  )) )  ____   ____ )
            ) ( ) `|<();|-|,()>|
           ( ))(    `--'  \`--'
           )( ( )       (- )   )
             ))        _____  /
               )   `     --  /
                _ ,  `   __,
     ,  -- ---'//        /  
   /          / \       /
  /           \  \     /|  
               \ /|   / /`.
                  |  / /   `.
                  | /\/      `.
 ejm              |/           |
                  '            |
                               |

     

                             ((   )  (
                         ( (   )(( (   )
                       )    ) ( )) )( (( )
                       ( (((   )  (  )  ) )
                       )) (( ) (          ((
                     (  )) )  ____   ____ )
                      ) ( ) `|<();|-|,()>|
                     ( ))(    `--'  \`--'
                     )( ( )       (- )   )
                       ))        _____  /
                         )   `     --  /
                          _ ,  `   __,
               ,  -- ---'//        /  
              /         / \       /
             /          \  \     /|  
            /            \ /|   / /`.
           /\               |  / /   `.
           \ \              | /\/      `.
          / \ \ /           |/           '
         /   \ /|           '       |    |
        /    /` |                   |    |
       /    /   |                   |    |
      /    /    |                   /____|
     /    /     |                  /|____|
    /    /      |                 / |   |
   /    /       |                /  |   |
  /    /        |               /   |   |
`     \         |              /    |   |
 `     \       /              /     |   | 
  `     \     /              (      |   |
   `     \   /                `      \   \
    `     \ /                    `    \   \
      `    \                          `\   \
        `   \                             ` \
          `  \                                `
           |  \                               ,  `__
          ,|   \                         ,      ')))))
          |/////                     ,    ,     '////
                \               ,               '
                 \         ,            '       '
                  \   ,     |                   '
                   \/ /     |           `       '
                     ,      |                   '
                            |             `     '
                     |      |                   '
                     |      |              `    '
                            |                   '
                      \     '               `   '
                       \    '               \\\|||
                        \   '                \   |
                        \\\|||                \  `
                         \   |               /`-.__/`. 
                          \  '               |         `. _
                          /   \              [___,-._______)
  ejm                    ( \ __\
                          \     \
                           \     \
                            `.___,

bubbly golden one attempting to be sultry….

               ( ((( ((
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