gallery of original ASCII-art works by llizard aka ejm

Category: ASCII-art

character entities

recommended for encoding . standard characters . cautionary tale about extended characters

Because the symbols ” & < > (double quotationmark, ampersand, lessthansymbol and greaterthansymbol) are integral to HTML code itself, you should be replacing all instances of ” & < > that are used for anything other than the code itself. It is also useful to employ character entities to replace characters in e-mail addresses that are entered on your webpages. This helps greatly in preventing robots from mining e-mail addresses for spam purposes. In your HTML coding, replace the character with &#numberofcharacter; (ampersand, hashmark, numberofcharacter, semicolon). Instead of &, you would type &amp;.

edited August 2008

N.B. The folks at w3c now recommend that if accented characters are to be used, the UTF-8 charset be chosen rather than iso-8859-1. But the characters ” & < > (double quotationmark, ampersand, lessthansymbol and greaterthansymbol) should still be encoded, as well as any extended characters you may be using. Put the following coding just before </head>.

<meta http-equiv=”content-type” content=”text/html; charset=utf-8″ />

It is probably still a good idea to encode the @ symbol especially if the mailto: link is used. Please see the recommended for encoding section.

(Read more on the w3c Internationalization page.)Note that extended characters can be typed as-is on some blogging platforms. The blog software will translate the characters into character entities as required for viewing correctly on HTML pages, but leave them alone for RSS feeds. (Indeed, in moving these pages to wordpress.com, getting this page to display has been quite challenging. The software wants to automatically changing the coding instructions into the actual characters….)

ASCII stands for “American Standard Code Information Interchange”. The numbers of the characters can be found by referring to the character map on your computer. The characters numbered from #032 to #126 are common to all keyboard systems. (#032 is the spacebar and is not the recommended character entity to depict a non-breaking space.)

recommended for encoding

recommended for encoding . standard characters . cautionary tale about extended characters

characters to be replaced with entities for display in HTML

use these character entities – strongly recommended

Character & Name     Character Entity
_______________________________________
&   ampersand            &amp;      
<   lessthan             &lt;       
>   greaterthan          &gt;       
"   quotationmark        &quot;     
@   at                   &#064;     
©   Copyright            &copy;     

Use &nbsp; to indicate 
a nonbreaking space in HTML.

encoding examples using some of the above characters

extended characters – A Cautionary Tale

recommended for encoding . standard characters . cautionary tale about extended characters

The characters numbered from #127 to #255 (and higher) are not common to all keyboard systems and can look quite different on different operating systems. Please bear that in mind when you use these characters.

Here is an example using the character #189. These will look different depending on whether you are viewing this page on a PC or a Mac or a….

After looking at the character map on my PC, it looks like #189 in “Symbol” font will show a “vertical bar“.

Symbol font #189: ½

But when I look at it here on the webpage, even though this computer has the symbol font installed, I see a “one half” symbol in Netscape7, Firefox and Opera. The “vertical bar” only appears in IE6 and the ancient and little-used NS4. See “standard characters” for the character entity for | (vertical bar)

Here is the character #189 in a “sans-serif” font: ½

In this case, on my PC, as expected, I see a “one half” symbol, but depending on your OS, you might be seeing an asterisk, or the symbol for Pi, or ?, or ….

“wingdings” #189: ½
On my PC, I see an “analogue clock” symbol showing 07:00. But anyone who doesn’t have the wingdings font installed will see “one half” (or maybe an asterisk, or the symbol for Pi, or….)

Moral of the story: It is inadvisable to use specific fonts for symbols. If you really want the characters you use on your website to be viewed relatively globally, it’s a very good idea to follow the guidelines at www.w3.org. If you plan on using extended characters, you might want to use images rather than entities unless you know categorically that your viewers will be able to see them.

standard characters

recommended for encoding . standard characters . cautionary tale about extended characters

These characters will look the same from computer to computer.
(Use a fixed-width font for ASCII-art and charts)

Courier, FixedSys, Monaco and the generic monospace are examples of non-proportional or fixed width fonts and are used for drawing ASCII-art and making charts. It is ill advised to use Times New Roman, Times, Symbol or any other proportional width fonts for drawing ASCII-art or making charts.

   &#032;    3   &#051;    F   &#070;    Y   &#089;    l   &#108;

!   &#033;    4   &#052;    G   &#071;    Z   &#090;    m   &#109;

"   &#034;    5   &#053;    H   &#072;    [   &#091;    n   &#110;

#   &#035;    6   &#054;    I   &#073;    \   &#092;    o   &#111;

$   &#036;    7   &#055;    J   &#074;    ]   &#093;    p   &#112;

%   &#037;    8   &#056;    K   &#075;    ^   &#094;    q   &#113;

&   &#038;    9   &#057;    L   &#076;    _   &#095;    r   &#114;

'   &#039;    :   &#058;    M   &#077;    `   &#096;    s   &#115;

(   &#040;    ;   &#059;    N   &#078;    a   &#097;    t   &#116;

)   &#041;    <   &#060;    O   &#079;    b   &#098;    u   &#117;

*   &#042;    =   &#061;    P   &#080;    c   &#099;    v   &#118;

+   &#043;    >   &#062;    Q   &#081;    d   &#100;    w   &#119;

,   &#044;    ?   &#063;    R   &#082;    e   &#101;    x   &#120;

-   &#045;    @   &#064;    S   &#083;    f   &#102;    y   &#121;

.   &#046;    A   &#065;    T   &#084;    g   &#103;    z   &#122;

/   &#047;    B   &#066;    U   &#085;    h   &#104;    {   &#123;

0   &#048;    C   &#067;    V   &#086;    i   &#105;    |   &#124;

1   &#049;    D   &#068;    W   &#087;    j   &#106;    }   &#125;

2   &#050;    E   &#069;    X   &#088;    k   &#107;    ~   &#126;

#032 is the space bar.

Some people prefer named entities rather than
numbered because they are easier to remember.

"  quotation mark      &#034;  or   &quot;   
&  ampersand           &#038;  or   &amp;    
'  single quote        &#039;  or  &apos;    
<  less than           &#060;  or   &lt;     
>  greater than        &#062;  or   &gt;     

N.B. apos; is NOT fully supported.
Use #039; instead

 

Other charactersets can be found at www.w3.org – Internationalization page.

© llizard (aka ejm) 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2015

(Yes, the above © symbol is displayed on this page by using the entity &copy;)


FAQ | Copyright Myths | ASCII characters chart | character entities | putting ASCII-art on a webpage | “internet safe” colours | choosing colours

ASCII characters chart

Here is a chart of standard ASCII characters to be used if you are going to post your ASCII-art in the newsgroup alt.ascii-art. You can copy and paste it into your text editor to ensure that you have the right kind of font.

Examine the chart carefully. Note that there are no characters that look like ¤ § « ¿ ¶ Þ ¥ ´ or any letters with accents. Please read the cautionary tale about extended characters.

 ======================================
 }       ASCII Character Chart        {
 ======================================
 }|                                  |{
 }| This chart should be symmetrical.|{
 }| If it isn't, change your font    |{
 }| til the e's and the m's line up. |{
 }|                                  |{
 }| eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee |{
 }| mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm |{
 }|                                  |{
 }|  SP   !   "   #   $   %   &   '  |{
 }|   (   )   *   +   ,   -   .   /  |{
 }|   0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7  |{
 }|   8   9   :   ;   <   =   >   ?  |{
 }|   @   A   B   C   D   E   F   G  |{
 }|   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O  |{
 }|   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W  |{
 }|   X   Y   Z   [   \   ]   ^   _  |{
 }|   `   a   b   c   d   e   f   g  |{
 }|   h   i   j   k   l   m   n   o  |{
 }|   p   q   r   s   t   u   v   w  |{
 }|   x   y   z   {   |   }   ~      |{
 }|                                  |{
 }|      SP stands for Space bar     |{
 }|                                  |{
 }| Please use only the characters   |{
 }| that are on this chart if you    |{
 }| are going to post your creations |{
 }| in the newsgroup alt.ascii-art!  |{
 }|                                  |{
 ======================================

In fact, you might think the characters at your disposal are rather dull. Drawing ASCII-art can be likened to writing a sonnet or haiku. It is very challenging to confine yourself to these few characters to create pictures that look like anything at all. But lots of people have managed it very well. You can see for yourself by going to a page of links to other ASCII-art sites.

Naturally, you are all children of the universe and will want to use characters that are not on that chart; you should feel free to type out keyboard art using many different fonts and characters. Exchange your creations with your e-friends via e-mail or put them on your webpage but PLEASE do not post any nonstandard keyboard art in the newsgroup alt.ascii-art because not only will you cause and/or receive a lot of grief, the nonstandard characters you have chosen will not look the same to other people as they do to you.

If you wish to know the numbers of the characters, there is a character chart of character entities, but you must agree not to use extended characters in the ASCII-art that you plan to publish in the newsgroup alt.ascii-art.

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Remember! If you are planning to post your ASCII art in the newsgroup alt.ascii-art, please do the following:

(Depending on your browser, the following illustration may not make sense to you. It’s not my fault, or yours for that matter, but the various browser programmers’ faults for not standardizing things a long time ago!)

Copy the following e’s and m’s

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

into whatever text editor you are using to create your ASCII art.

If the lines look uneven like this:

proport_em_line

you need to change your font. However, if the lines are the same length and look like this:

fixed_em_line

Congratulations! You are using the correct font.

Do you still have questions? Please go to alt.ascii-art FAQ by Matthew Thomas for the full picture.

I have made a page of instructions for how to put your ASCII-art onto your website.


FAQ | Copyright Myths | ASCII characters chart | character entities | putting ASCII-art on a webpage | “internet safe” colours | choosing colours

Hexadecimal 216 Color Code Chart

llizard (aka ejm) “Internet Safe” Colours

revised August 2008

internet safe 216 colour chart . horrible colour combo demo

Apparently, there are only 216 of the 256 colours that won’t be altered in some strange way by various browsers. At the bottom of this page is a chart showing the colours that you can be relatively sure will look the same from browser to browser.

Note that the hexadecimal colour code is always preceded by # (number sign) and should always be enclosed in quotation marks when used in an HTML tag. With stylesheets (CSS), the colour code is not enclosed in quotation marks but the hexadecimal number must still be preceded by # (number sign).

What do the numbers mean? Briefly, they are based on RedGreenBlue. The first two numbers/letters signify how much red is in the colour; the middle two numbers/letters how much green; the last two numbers how much blue. Remember that the colours being mixed are not pigments but light (like the colours cast from a prism) so the traditional pigment colour wheel does not work.

colourwhl This is how the colours mix with light.

red + blue = magenta
red + green = yellow
green + blue = cyan
red + blue + green = white

If all the colours are used fully (signified by the letter “f“), the light becomes white. (Remember when mixing pigment, all colours used fully yields the colour black.) If none of the colours are used (signified by the number zero, “0” ), there is no light and so it becomes black.

By mixing all the colours (red, blue and green) equally, one gets white, grey or black:

#ffffff #cccccc #999999 #666666 #333333 #000000

By mixing red and blue equally and eliminating green, one gets a shade of magenta:

#ff00ff #cc00cc #990099

By mixing red and green equally and eliminating blue, one gets a shade of yellow:

#ffff00 #cccc00 #999900

By mixing blue and green equally and eliminating red, one gets a shade of cyan (turquoise):

#00ffff #00cccc #009999

I’m still trying to get a handle on what the other numbers and letters mean but you can see how easy it is to get the primary and secondary colours now.

        "#ff0000" is Red
        "#00ff00" is Green
        "#0000ff" is Blue
        "#ffff00" is Yellow
        "#ff00ff" is Magenta
        "#00ffff" is Cyan
        "#000000" is Black
        "#ffffff" is White

colour216 As you experiment with colours, you’ll see that some of them don’t show up well against light or dark backgrounds. Please bear this in mind as you choose colours for your HTML documents. I have also created a little colour palette (gif 2.77kb) that you can use if you are making your own gifs.

To convert the hexadecimal numbers into decimal RGB numbers:

           Hexadecimal 00 is equal to decimal   0
           Hexadecimal 33 is equal to decimal  51
           Hexadecimal 66 is equal to decimal 102
           Hexadecimal 99 is equal to decimal 153
           Hexadecimal cc is equal to decimal 204
           Hexadecimal ff is equal to decimal 255

Example: #ff0033 is 255-0-51 in RGB

But you will probably want to use hexadecimal colour codes rather than RGB (simply because there are far more pages on the internet about how to use hexadecimal than there are about RGB). Whatever you choose, it is a good idea to specify a background colour similar to the background of your background image if you are using one; occasionally the image does not load.

For instance, you may want to have some texture for your background, rather than just flat colour. You can achieve this by tiling an image. Below are two examples of ways to render the colours on such a page with a virtual black background and white text, blue links, yellow visited links and green active links. Note the American spelling of “color” (the “u” is missing) for HTML and CSS coding .

This is what can happen when no default colour is chosen and the background image fails to load in your visitor’s browser.

(Use your cursor to highlight the above section to see that there are more words.)

This is what will happen when a default colour is chosen and the background image fails to load (or images are disabled) in your visitor’s browser. Choose the predominant colour of your background image as the background colour. With these ferns, the predominant colour is dark so black seems to be a viable option.

background image from silviahartmann.com

Old style HTML to show a page with a black background, white text, green links, yellow visited links and blue active links:

<body bgcolor="#000000" 
background="/images/ferns.jpg" 
text="#ffffff" 
link="#ccffcc" 
vlink="#ff99cc" 
alink="#99ccff">

CSS to show a page with black background, white text, green links, yellow visited links, green background/black text hover and focus links and blue active links. (Note that the active spec must be presented last on the list):

body {background:#000000 url('/images/ferns.jpg'); color:#ffffff;}

a, a:link {background:transparent; color:#ccffcc;}
a:visited {background:transparent; color:#ff99cc;}
a:focus, a:hover {background:#ccffcc; color:#000000;}
a:active  {background:transparent; color:#99ccff;}

Here are the colours that you can be relatively sure will look the same from browser to browser.

216 Hexadecimal Colour Codes
#ffffff #ffffcc #ffff99 #ffff66 #ffff33 #ffff00
#ccffff #ccffcc #ccff99 #ccff66 #ccff33 #ccff00
#99ffff #99ffcc #99ff99 #99ff66 #99ff33 #99ff00
#66ffff #66ffcc #66ff99 #66ff66 #66ff33 #66ff00
#33ffff #33ffcc #33ff99 #33ff66 #33ff33 #33ff00
#00ffff #00ffcc #00ff99 #00ff66 #00ff33 #00ff00
#00ccff #00cccc #00cc99 #00cc66 #00cc33 #00cc00
#33ccff #33cccc #33cc99 #33cc66 #33cc33 #33cc00
#66ccff #66cccc #66cc99 #66cc66 #66cc33 #66cc00
#99ccff #99cccc #99cc99 #99cc66 #99cc33 #99cc00
#ccccff #cccccc #cccc99 #cccc66 #cccc33 #cccc00
#ffccff #ffcccc #ffcc99 #ffcc66 #ffcc33 #ffcc00
#ff99ff #ff99cc #ff9999 #ff9966 #ff9933 #ff9900
#cc99ff #cc99cc #cc9999 #cc9966 #cc9933 #cc9900
#9999ff #9999cc #999999 #999966 #999933 #999900
#6699ff #6699cc #669999 #669966 #669933 #669900
#3399ff #3399cc #339999 #339966 #339933 #339900
#0099ff #0099cc #009999 #009966 #009933 #009900
#0066ff #0066cc #006699 #006666 #006633 #006600
#3366ff #3366cc #336699 #336666 #336633 #336600
#6666ff #6666cc #666699 #666666 #666633 #666600
#9966ff #9966cc #996699 #996666 #996633 #996600
#cc66ff #cc66cc #cc6699 #cc6666 #cc6633 #cc6600
#cc33ff #cc33cc #cc3399 #cc3366 #cc3333 #cc3300
#ff66ff #ff66cc #ff6699 #ff6666 #ff6633 #ff6600
#ff33ff #ff33cc #ff3399 #ff3366 #ff3333 #ff3300
#ff00ff #ff00cc #ff0099 #ff0066 #ff0033 #ff0000
#cc00ff #cc00cc #cc0099 #cc0066 #cc0033 #cc0000
#9900ff #9900cc #990099 #990066 #990033 #990000
#9933ff #9933cc #993399 #993366 #993333 #993300
#6633ff #6633cc #663399 #663366 #663333 #663300
#6600ff #6600cc #660099 #660066 #660033 #660000
#3300ff #3300cc #330099 #330066 #330033 #330000
#3333ff #3333cc #333399 #333366 #333333 #333300
#0033ff #0033cc #003399 #003366 #003333 #003300
#0000ff #0000cc #000099 #000066 #000033 #000000

There are also some named colours that deviate from this somewhat restrictive list of 216 colours. They are supported by all major browsers but there is no guarantee that they are supported by all browsers. Read more about named colours at W3Schools HTML Color Names.

For more information about HTML, cascading style sheets and colour, please consult W3Schools Introduction to HTML, W3Schools Introduction to CSS, W3Schools: HTML Colors, HTML Dog: HTML Beginner Tutorial and/or HTML Dog: CSS Beginner Tutorial.

internet safe 216 colour chart . horrible colour combo demo


© llizard 1998-2003, 2005, 2008

FAQ | Copyright Myths | ASCII characters chart | character entities | putting ASCII-art on a webpage | “internet safe” colours | choosing colours

 

Colour Demo: a demonstration of hideous colour choices

internet safe 216 colour chart . horrible colour combo demo

This page has been set up to demonstrate how important colour choices are in webdesign (or any design for that matter). Hover your cursor over the various sections of the menu to highlight links so they are readable.

about poor colour choices

At first it might not seem too bad (cough), but imagine a whole lot of text. And then if that text is italicized, made bold, larger and smaller fonts used in a haphazard manner, the irritation bar is raised to a higher level. Add some blinking text or a number of multicoloured animated images (mercifully not added to this page), and you will soon find that nobody stays on your site. The colours here are ones that I personally find to be intensely irritating on the eyes. And of course, for the colourblind, it’s probably almost impossible to distinguish between colours that are of the same intensity.

I also find that a lot of yellow text on a large bright blue background is pretty awful too. And then if a script-font is chosen, it’s even worse. And worse still if the font size is particularly small. But that’s another story….

Just to demonstrate this particular colour choice more fully, I’ve made use of the handy Lorem ipsum text.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque laudantium, totam rem aperiam, eaque ipsa quae ab illo inventore veritatis et quasi architecto beatae vitae dicta sunt explicabo. Nemo enim ipsam voluptatem quia voluptas sit aspernatur aut odit aut fugit, sed quia consequuntur magni dolores eos qui ratione voluptatem sequi nesciunt. Neque porro quisquam est, qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit, sed quia non numquam eius modi tempora incidunt ut labore et dolore magnam aliquam quaerat voluptatem. Ut enim ad minima veniam, quis nostrum exercitationem ullam corporis suscipit laboriosam, nisi ut aliquid ex ea commodi consequatur? Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem eum fugiat quo voluptas nulla pariatur?

Pretty horrible, eh?

Please hit the following links to see the hideous result when half the links are visited and half are not. If one link and another link are embedded in the text, it gets worser and worser.

It looks about as frightening with the colours reversed and “school” green as the background colour. Even more than with the above colours, the link to the middle of the page and the link to the top of the page that are embedded in the text do not work at all well. The italic, larger font and smaller font are the same bad. This sort of thing can be fixed by declaring the colours in CSS only (which I did for this page), but chances are that many of your viewers don’t know how to disable CSS and/or won’t take the time to bother and will just leave your site, never to return.

conclusion:

Please, choose your colours carefully.

internet safe 216 colour chart

© llizard 2004, 2008

various other things (p4)

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

page 4 (taxtime – yawn)

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

table:

the glass is half full...

         ,-.
        |._.|
      __|---|______________
     /  |   |             /|
    /   '._.'            / |
   /____________________/ / 
  |_____________________|/|
   || ||              || ||
   || ||              || ||
   || ||              || ||
   ||                 || 
   ||                 ||


pickles:

      ___--________________
     /  |[]|              /|
    /   '__'             / |
   /____________________/ / 
  |_____________________|/|
   || ||              || ||
   || ||              || ||
   || ||              || ||
   ||                 || 
   ||                 ||


please take out the garbage...

      ___--________________
     /  |[]|              /|
    /   '__'             / |
   /____________________/ /      bs
  |_____________________|/|    ,&bn;
   || ||              || ||    |`-'|
   || ||              || ||    |   |
   || ||              || ||    |   | 
   ||                 ||       `._&'p
   ||                 ||          s


taxtime:

                  $ 
                 $
                   $

                $          _
             $            | |     _
                        __| |__  | |
       \~             _|  | |  |_| |
      c/             | |  | |  | | |
------<\------------------------------
       |\
ejm97  //

I have done a reproduction of a watercolour on the same subject and there is a Javascript ASCII-animation of taxtime as well.

telephone:

        ____________  
      /   ,,____,,   \:.
      |__| [][][] |__|:  :
        /  [][][]  \   :  :
ejm98  /   [][][]   \   :  :
      /    [][][]    \   ..
=====|________________|

television:

         ________
        /_______/|
       | -----  ||   ,
       | |   |**||  |[|
       | |___|()||__|]|_,__
      /[________]|  |[|( )/|
     /___________________/ |
     |__________  ______ | |
     |          ||______|| |
     |        ] ||______|| |
     |          ||______|| |
 ejm |__________|________|/


toaster:

 ___________      `
|\   ((#####)\    ` \
| \ ==))###(= \     \ //)
|  \ ||#####|_ \     ((#(
|[> \___________\     ))#|
| | |            |    ||#/                            |
 \  |            |    ||/      .--.                   |
  \ |            |)---.   .---'    `-.         .----(]|
   \|____________|     `-'            `.     .'       |
                                        `---'    ejm98|

tombstone:

                  _  /)
                 mo / )
                 |/)\)
                  /\_
                  \__|=
                 (    )
                 __)(__
           _____/      \\_____
          |                  ||
          |  _     ___   _   ||
          | | \     |   | \  ||
          | |  |    |   |  | ||
          | |_/     |   |_/  ||
          | | \     |   |    ||
          | |  \    |   |    ||
          | |   \. _|_. | .  ||
          |                  ||
  *       | *   **    * **   |**      **
   \))ejm96/.,(//,,..,,\||(,,.,\\,.((//


tombstone ravaged by time:

                  _\<
                 (   > 
                 __)(
           _____/  //   ___
          /        \\  /  \\__
          |  _     //  \     ||
          | | \    \\  / _   ||
          | |  |    \\/ | \  ||
          | |_/     |/  |  | ||
          | | \     /|  |_/  ||
          | |  \    \|  |     >_ )
          | |   \. _|\  |    < _|=
          |          /_.| .  \/
  *       | *   **  / * **  |\)/)    **
   \))ejm97/.,(//,,..,,\||(,wo,\ ).((//
                             -  \)


                  _  /)
                 mo / )
                 |/)\)
                  /\_
                  \__|=
                 (    )
                 __)(__
           _____/      \\_____
          |  _     ___   _   ||
          | | \     |   | \  ||
          | |  |    |   |  | ||
          | |_/     |   |_/  ||
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   My sister wrote the following to me:

“E’s hamster, Cookies, sadly has gone the way of all flesh. Cookies had a hard life. Taken from its mother too late, it never could be tamed, and so deprived itself of human affection because it bit anyone who came near.”

   I wrote back:

We were sad to hear of Cookies’ demise. While a “simple yet elegant stick” is fitting, we felt that it would be more appropriate to erect this little tombstone.

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   and this little sign goes beside:

    ________________________________________________
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   >         Cookies was an ornery sort             <
   >      Though lavished by a friendly E,          <
   >  Bit his(her) way through his(her) short life  <
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Cookies was replaced by two hamsters (whose sex was extremely difficult to detect until after the babies were born – but that’s another story) Mishka went on to be the mother of several hamsters, one of which was a male named Lili who lived on happily for some time. The rest of the litter was sent back to the petstore from whence they came. (It’s best not to dwell on the terrible murder of Mishka’s sister Natasha.)

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Lily breathed his last in early 1999.

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towel:

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   and of course, with "EJM" --one should never be without one's towel!

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There is an ASCII-animation of the tree and a gif animation of the tree as well.

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thanks to Jeremy <jrshrodr[at]wcnet.org> for the apple bursting idea

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   trophy sent to Veronica Karlsson,
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I have also done a beach umbrella.

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To various other things (page 1: abacus – bridge)
To various other things (page 2: caduceus – girl)
To various other things (page3: hands – surprise)
To various other things (page4: taxtime – yawn)

©ejm 1996-2001, 2005

various other things (p3)

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

page 3 (hands – surprise)

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

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                    \          \   /  / 
                     \          `-   / 
                      \             /
                       \           /
                        \         /
 ejm                     \       ( 
                          \       \ 
                           \       \ 
                            \ 

                          ,-.
                          | |,-. 
                 ( \      | || |
                  \ \     | || |
                ( \\ \    | || |
                 \ \\ \   | || |
                  \ \\ \  | || |        _
                   \    `-'    \     , (/ 
                    \           \   /  / 
                     \           `-   / 
                      \              /
                       \            /
                        \          /
 ejm                     \        ( 
                          \        \ 
                           \        \ 
                            \ 

                  / )
              / )/ // )
             / // // // )
            / // // // /
           / // // // /
 _        / // // // /
\)`      /          /
 \  \   ,          /
  \  `-           /
   \             /
    \           /
     \         /
 ejm  )       /
     /       / 
    /       / 
           /  

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

            ,-.
            | |     / )
     ( \    | |    / /
      \ \   | |   / / / )
       \ \  | |  / / / /
        \ \ | | / / / /
         \ \| |/ / / /
       __)__        /
      /  __`-)     /
     /  |         /
    |            /
    \           /
     \         /
 ejm  )       /
     /       / 
    /       /  
           /  


             ,-.
      ( \    | |
     ( \ \   | |
      \ \ \  | |
       \ \ \ | | __
        \ \ \| |/  \
         \ \ ' /)/ |
       __)__ ' ' | |
      /  __`-)     |
     /  |         /
    |            /
    \           /
     \         /
 ejm  )       /
     /       / 
    /       /  
           / 

   _________________       ((\
  | ha            ,^|  ,-_  \ \
  |ha ---%^^^^^^^^  |\/ / ,\ \ \
  | ha  /  "   "    |/)/)/\ \| |
  | llizard aka ejm |\ \ \ \ | |
  |______________|)\|)  `' | | |
                /  /,          |
                |  |          /
                |  \         /
                \           /
                 \         /
 ejm              )       /
                 /       /
                /       /
                       /



   /))  _    _________________       ((\
  / / _| `  | ha            ,^|  ,-_  \ \
 / / /` \ \ |ha ---%^^^^^^^^  | / / ,\ \ \
 | |/ /\(\(\| ha  /  "   "    |/)/)/\ \| |
 | | / / / /| llizard aka ejm |\ \ \ \ | |
 | | | `'  (|/(|___________|)\|   `' | | |
 |          `\  \         /  /,          |
 \           |  |         |  |          /
  \          /  |         |  \         /
   \           /          \           /
    \         /            \         /
 ejm \       (              )       /
      \       \            /       /
       \       \          /       /
                         /

      /))   _   _________________       ((\
     / / _ / ` | ha            ,^|  ,- _ \ \
    / / / / /`_|ha ---%^^^^^^^^  |,-\ \ \ \ \
    | |/ / / / | ha  /  "   "    | \ \ \ \| |
    | / / / / /| llizard aka ejm |\ \ \ \ \ |
    | | | `'  (|/(|___________|)\|    ' | | |
    |          `\  \         /  /,          |
    \           |  |         |  |          /
     \             |         |            /
      \           /          \           /
       \         /            \         /
 ejm    \       /              )       /
        )      /              /       /
       /                     /       /
                            /

twiddling thumbs

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


           ________________________________
          | Name                           |
          | E-mail                         |
          | URL                            |
 \)\/))   | motto                          |   ((\/(/
 \)\\< /))|_____________________________ejm|((\ >//(/
  \ \\\_/_____,----.              ,----._____\_/// /
   \ `(_]_______    `.          ,'    _______[_)  /
    `-------------,   \        /  ,--------------'
                   |   \      /   |



          ||!
         ||||!
        |||||!
        \   |!
         ) /,
  ejm  /\ /,
      /  \
         /;


          !||
         !||||
        !|||||
        `\   |
         )\  \
  ejm   /  \  \
            \


          !||
         !||||
        ,/||||
        !|'''|
        `\   |
         )\  \
  ejm   /  \  \
            \

applause:

        ,,,
       !!!!\\\\
     '`!_  ||||
      ` \`-'''|
        `\   /
         )\  \
  ejm   /  \  \
            \


        ////
       !!!!  _      \\\\
       !   -'/   _  ||||
        \   /    \`-'''|
         \  |     \   /
         )  |      \  \
  ejm   /   |       \  \
                     \

          ,,,,
         !!\\\\
       ';! ||||
        \`-'''|
        `\   /
         )\  \
  ejm   /  \  \
            \

        ////
       !!!!  _      \\\\
       !   -'/   _  ||||
        \   /    \`-'''|
         \__|     \   /
         )   |     \__\_
  ejm   /    |      \   (
                     \


             _________
            |         |
        ////|         |\\\\
       |!!| |_________||!!|
       |   -'/      \`-'  |
        \   /        \   /
         \__|         \__\_
  ejm    )   |         \   (
        /    |          \   \


             ________________________
            | Name                   |
            | E-mail                 |
        ////| URL                    |\\\\
       |!!| |________________________||!!|
       |   -'/                     \`-'  |
        \   /                       \   /
         \__|                        \__\_
  ejm    )   |                       \   (

             ________________________
            | Name                   |
            | E-mail                 |
        ////| URL                    |\\\\
       |!!| |________________________||!!|
       |   -'/                     \`-'  |
        \___/                       \___/_
  ejm   )   |                        \   (


handbasket:

               . ~ .   
             '       '  
            ;         ; 
            "="="="="="                  . ~ .
  ejm       ="="="="="=                '       '
             ="="="="=                ;         ;
              ="="="=                 +=+=+=+=+=+
 ,===========.                        =+=+=+=+=+=
I             I                        =+=+=+=+=
I             I      ,========,         =+=+=+=
I=I=I=I=I=I=I=I     =          =
=I=I=I=I=I=I=I=    =            =
I=I=I=I=I=I=I=I   ==,==,==,==,==,=
=I=I=I=I=I=I=I=   ,==,==,==,==,==,
                  =,==,==,==,==,==
                   =,==,==,==,==,



               . ~ .          . ~ .
             '       '      '       '
            ;         ;    ;         ;
            "="="="="="    +=+=+=+=+=+
            ="="="="="=    =+=+=+=+=+=
             ="="="="=      =+=+=+=+=
   ejm        ="="="=        =+=+=+=



                            . ~.
                           '     '
                          ;       ;
                          "="="="="   
                          ="="="="=
                           ="="="=
    ejm                     ="="=


                     . ~.
                   '     '
                  ;    ,^%---
                  +=+=+=+=\ I'm going to Hell  
                  =+=+=+=+  in a Handbasket
                   =+=+=+=
       ejm          =+=+=



        -       -   . ~.
                   '     '
      -     -     ;    ,^%---
                  +=+=+=+=\ I can't believe that VK
              -   =+=+=+=+= put wheels on this thing!
   -   (   )       =+=+=+=  
     (   )   ( )===+=+=+=
                   O'   `O


                -       -   . ~\ ,^%---
                           '    <'  \ hmmm, this seems a little dangerous
              -     -     ;    <|/\  
                          "="="=|=" 
                      -   ="="="="=
           -   (   )       ="="="=  
             (   )   ( )==="="="=
                           O'   `O

        -       -   . ~. 
                   '     '
      -     -     ;    ,^%---
                  +=+=+=+=\ Eeeek!! Where are the brakes
              -   =+=+=+=+=         on this thing!!!?!??
   -   (   )       =+=+=+=
     (   )   ( )===+=+=+=
                   O'   `O


        -       -   . ~\ ,^%---
                   '    <'  \        Clearly no brakes
      -     -     ;    <|/\ I'm going to have to jump!
                  +=+=+=|=+ 
              -   =+=+=+=+=
   -   (   )       =+=+=+=  
     (   )   ( )===+=+=+=
                   O'   `O


        -     -  ---%^,/.  
                   /__>  '  maybe this angle is safer...
      -     -     ;  /\>  ;  
                  +=+=+=+=+ 
              -   =+=+=+=+=
   -   (   )       =+=+=+=  
     (   )   ( )===+=+=+=
                   O'   `O



        -     -       . ~.  
           ,^^^_/   '      '  
      - /\< - \__  ;       ;  
     ---%^\        +=+=+=+=+ 
       /  /   -   =+=+=+=+=
   -   (   )       =+=+=+=  
     (   )   ( )===+=+=+=
       (  (     )  O'   `O



                      -     -       . ~.  
                                  '      '  
                    -     -      ;       ;  
     /     Made it!!!            +=+=+=+=+ 
    |,^%---                  -   =+=+=+=+=
    <   \         -   (   )       =+=+=+=  
  \ > \             (   )   ( )===+=+=+=
/\/>,^ \             (  (     )  O'   `O


hat:

         /v\
ejm    _|___|_


            /^v^\
           /     \
ejm    ___|_______|___


          _-'-_
         /     \
        |       \____
ejm     |________)___)


            /^v^\
           /     \
          /       \
         |         |
  _______|_________|________
            \_O_/
ejm        __) (__
          /  `-'  \


            _-'-_
           /     \
          |       |
   _______|_______|________
            \_O_/
ejm        __) (__
          /  `-'  \

sombrero:

                _-'-_
               /_-_-_\
       _______|-_-_-_-|________
  ejm (________________________)
      ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

               ._-'-_ .
          . '  /_-_-_\   ` .
       .'     |-_-_-_-|      `.
  ejm (       `.-_-_-.'        )
      !`.                    .'!
        ! ` .            . ' !
          ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !  !


               ._-'-_ .
          . '  /_-_-_\   ` .
       .'     |-_-_-_-|      `.
  ejm (       `.-_-_-.'        )
      !`.                    .'!
        ! ` .            . ' !
          ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !  !
            / /       \ \
          _-| \___ ___/ /-_
         (_ )__\_)\(_/__( _)
             ))))\X\ ((((
               \/ \/

hospital items:

   wheel chair:

         _
          L_
 ejm96   (*).


              ._
                |
                |
                |L___,
              .' '.  T
             :  *  :_|
ejm96         '._.'   L



   nurse's cap, suringes and medicine:

                                     ()
      ___________                    ||
      \---------/      ___          /  \
       \       /   o--[___]----     |Rx|
        \_____/            ___      |__|
ejm96                  o--[___]----


                         ()
                         ||
           ___          /  \
       o--[___]----     |Rx|
               ___      |__|
ejm        o--[___]----



house & tree:

@
 @
  @
   @  /\         ###
   @ /  \       #####
   ]/ [] \    ###EJM###
   / [][] \  ###\#|#/###
   |  __  |   ###\|/###
   |  |!  |    # }|{  #
   |  ||  |      }|{


   with family and dog:

@
 @
  @
   @  /\         ###
   @ /  \       #####  
   ]/ [] \    ###EJM###                         
   / [][] \  ###\#|#/###             O/   O
   |  __  |   ###\|/###      ,,     /|   /|\     \_o_
   |  |!  |    # }|{  #     &@___?   |    |       _| \
   |  ||  |      }|{          " "   / \  / \     /  \_   

   cabin in woods:


       ^  ^  ^   ^      ___I_      ^  ^   ^  ^  ^   ^  ^
      /|\/|\/|\ /|\    /\-_--\    /|\/|\ /|\/|\/|\ /|\/|\
      /|\/|\/|\ /|\   /  \_-__\   /|\/|\ /|\/|\/|\ /|\/|\
ejm   /|\/|\/|\ /|\   |[]| [] |   /|\/|\ /|\/|\/|\ /|\/|\


                       @
                      @
 ^                  @
/|\    ^        ___I_      ^
/|\ ^ /|\      /\-_--\    /|\ ^
/|\/|\/|\  ^  /  \_-__\   /|\/|\
/|\/|\ejm /|\ |[]| [] |   /|\/|\
          /|\

                    @      
                   @       
                 @         
    ^        ___I_    ^    
 ^ /|\      /\-_--\  /|\ ^ 
/|\/|\  ^  /  \_-__\ /|\/|\
/|\/|\ /|\ |[]| [] | /|\/|\
 ejm   /|\ 

   just the house:

          ___I_ 
         /\-_--\
        /  \_-__\
 ejm    |[]| [] |


     @
      @
       @
        @  /\
        @ /  \
        ]/ [] \
        / [][] \
        |  __  |
        |  |!  |
ejm     |  ||  |


     @
      @   /\
       @ /  \
       ]/    \
       /      \
       |  []  |
       |      |
       |  __  |
       |  ||  |
ejm    |  ||  |



     @      ___________
      @   /\           \
       @ /  \           \
       ]/    \           \
       /      \___________\
       |  []  |           |
       |      |    ___    |
       |  __  |   |   |   |
       |  ||  |   |___|   |
  ejm  |  ||  |           |


garden

                                 /
                                //
 ` ! ,                         ///
--( ) -      ###              /[_]
  , \       #####              [][
          #{##{####            [_]
         ###\#}#}###           [][
          ###\{/###      [     [_]
           # }}{ #       [_____[][
       ###   }}{           [_][__]
      #\#}#} }}{@  @       [___][]
      ##\/## }}{|@@|/      [_][__]
,ejm,,,,}{,,,}{{||||_______[___][]


     `!,
    -( )-
    /'|\`                        /
      | \ `                     //
                               ///
             ###              /[_]
            #####              [][
          #{##{####       o~   [_]
         ###\#}#}###      /`\  [][
          ###\{/###      [ /%\ [_]
           # }}{ #       [_|_\_[][
       ###   }}{           [_][__]
      #\#}#} }}{@  @       [___][]
      ##\/## }}{|@@|/      [_][__]
,ejm,,,,}{,,,}{{||||_______[___][]


                                 /
                                //
 ` ! ,                         ///
--( ) -      ###              /[_]
  , \       #####              [][
          #{##{####       o~   [_]
         ###\#}#}###      /`\  [][
          ###\{/###      [ /%\ [_]
           # }}{ #       [_|_\_[][
       ###   }}{           [_][__]
      #\#}#} }}{@  @       [___][]
      ##\/## }}{|@@|/      [_][__]
,ejm,,,,}{,,,}{{||||_______[___][]


/ / ,,/ , // / /,/ , // / , / ,, #
    / / ,,,/ , //// ,/ _|_//,///#/
 / / ,,,/ , /,,/ ,  .-'   '-., #//
,,/ , /// ,/ ###/, /         \#[_]
  , / /// //#####  ^^^^^|^^^^^ [][
/ / ,,,/ ,#{##{####     | o~   [_]
 / / /, /###\#}#}###    J\/`\  [][
 , ,,/ , /###\{/### /    [ /%\ [_]
/ / //,/  /# }}{ # , ,   [__|\_[][
 / // /###   }}{/ / ,,,    [_][__]
 ,,,/ #\#}#} }}{@  @/ //   [___][]
/ // /##\/## }}{|@@|/,/,   [_][__]
,ejm,,,,}{,,,}{{||||_______[___][]

watering the lawn

Humpty Dumpty:

      .-.
     /6 6\
    |   > | ,w
   /| `=' |\/
_m/__XXXXX_______
______X_X________]
-__  /--/ _  _-__|
  _- `-_` __-- - |
-_ __ --- - _- --|
_ejm97___________|


 w,   .-.
  \  /9 9\  ,w
   \|   > |_/
    | `O' |
_____XXXXX_______
______X_X________]
-__  /---\_  _-__|
  _- `-_  `_-- - |
-_ __ --- - _- --|
_ejm97___________|


   w,   .-.
   /  / 9 9|  ,w
   \ /   > /_/
    | `O' /
____ XXXXX________
_____X__X________]
-__ /--- \_  _-__|
  _-`-_   `_-- - |
-_ __ --- - _- --|
_ejm97___________|


_________________
_________________]
-__  ---,    , _-|
  _- -_ \   | - -|
-_ __ ---X- X- --|
_ejm97__XXXXX____|
       |/\/\ |
    _ /\/\  \/\
   / |   >\    |   ....ow
  m`  \6 6/   'm
       `-'
_________________
_________________]
-__  ---,    , _-|
  _- -_ \   | - -|
-_ __ ---X- X- --|
_ejm97__XXXXX____|
       |/\/\ | 
            \/\
    _ /\/\     |
   / |   >\   'm
  m`  \6 6/
       `-'

kicked out:

         _
          \__    __O_/
         O/__)  __/
         / \/ ,/ |
 ejm       /     \



                    _
        \_O__    __/
          \__   (__\C
          |  \,  \/ \
  ejm    /        \


boot:

     \_O~_
     ,_ \/
       \)
       /
       \

                           !!
                    ,7^^^7^%< 
                   ^
        _~C_/   and STAY out!!!
        \/_,
        (/
         \
         /

To the other kind of boot

kimono and sash (obi?):

  _____________________________________   *******
 |%             %\     /%             %|  |/////|
 |%              %\   /%              %|  |\\\\\|
 |%               %\ /%               %|  |/////|
 |%                 /%                %|  |\\\\\|
 |%_________       /%         ________%|  |/////|
            |     |%        |             |\\\\\|
            |     |%        |             |/////|
            |     |%        |             |\\\\\|
            |     |%        |             |/////|
            |     |%        |             |\\\\\|
            |     |%        |             |/////|
            |     |%        |             |\\\\\|
            |     |%        |             |/////|
            |     |%        |             |\\\\\|
            |     |%        |             |/////|
            |     |%        |             |\\\\\|
            |     |%        |             |/////|
            |     |%        |             |\\\\\|
            |     |%        |             |/////|
            |     |%        |             |\\\\\|
            |     |%        |             |/////|
            |_____|%________|             |\\\\\|
                                          *******

knitting:

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


I have done a gif animation of knitting as well.

lamp:

ejm96          ( 
         .      )
     __.-~-.___/
    C (_____)
         &
        ~~~


      _.~.__/
     C(___)
        &
ejm97  ~~~


    )
   (
    _
    \`,.-*-.__
     `(_____) )
         &
ejm98   ~~~


    )
   (     .
    \`,.-~-.__
     `(_____) )
         &
ejm98   ~~~

expensive legs:

                                |     ,
                                |    /___$/
                                |    /   )   |
                                | [=((((,    |
                                |     !      |
                     ------*.*.*|     !      |
                   /     __.*.*.|     !      |_______
                  /  ` -    `.*.|     !       |
                 /    ' \  ` -`*|     !       |
                /    '   \   `  |    / \      |
               /  ,'      \   ' |   /   \     |
              /  /         \  ' |  /     \, ' |
             &==(           \  \| /       /   |
            /  / )           &==|/        |   |
           /_, |/            '  | )       |  `|   
  ejm   ,___/  |             |_( \|        \  |
                          ,____'  \          `|
                                              |
                                              |
                                              |__
                                              |____
                                          ___ /     
                                        /______  -,__


man and his dog:

a rather portly man,
wearing not nearly enough clothes,
walking his dog:

        ,~,
        \'} 
       (_______   
        )___)   `
       (__,-\     `
       | /`, \   (___`^^o
      ( /  ( /    ;,,,""u
ejm   )_    )_   (( ((


same portly man, dressed a little
more appropriately for public viewing:

        ,~,
        \'} 
       (_______   
        )___)   `
       (    \     `
       |  /  \   (___`^^o
      /__/ \ _\   ;,,,""u
ejm   )_     )-' (( ((


market:

                    __               _|_ 
                   |+-==|         .'.':`.`.
              |    |+--=|        / /  |  \ \
             /'\   '+ -=|        ^^^^^^^^^^^
            //|\\      =|   &C   O__u |  u O~
          O ^^^^^           /\_u/\/uuu|uuu\/\
     &C  /|\_@|   C__@     /)  ( '--------' ,|
     /\_ \@@@@|@@\/\      /_|   \_\   |    /_|           |
    ( ( `,o--------')      /|   / |  /|\   |\           /'\
    /__\ /`'  |   <|                        _|_        //|\\ 
    /|  />   /|\   \`                    .'.':`.`.     ^^^^^
                                        / /  |  \ \    %%|%%  O
                     _|_                ^^^^^^^^^^^   %%%|%%%_/\\
                  .'.':`.`.             C_/  |       '-------'  )
                 / /  |  \ \         d}<|8888|888  {b    |     / \
                 ^^^^^^^^^^^     _888/\_88888|8888_/\   /|\    |  \
          ~C          |   O      '--|(-------+----' ,|
          /),\_ O     | \/|\/    |  |_\ | \  |    |/_( 
       o /( )  /|\####|###### O  |   | \    /|\   | \\
      (`' )_(  \|'-----------'/\\ 
      /\  / |   |\    |  _o  /  ) 
  ejm           |/   /|\  (`'  /|
                          />   \ \

There is a description of the Dijon market. It’s a small excerpt from my voluminous diary of a bicycle trip we took from Dijon to Avignon in September 1996.

mittens:

  ))))(
 /     \
|       \    )((((
|    |\_)   /     \  
 \___/     / ^     \
          (_/ |    |
   ejm        \___/

You found your mittens? Then you shall have some pie!

Mother and child:

                                ,~~~,
                                ,( ( ),
                               (  )(  ))
                               ))(  )(((
                               (( )(  )))
                                ))( )(((
                               ((  )( )))
                           ,  --))(  (((--
                           )/   ((  )  ))) \
                        ,  / `  ))(  (((    \ ~
                        )`/  /\((  )  ))) \  \ )
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Narcissus:

          __ 
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      /  \_)|   , ~~~~~    ~~ ~~~
     /  /_\_|  ,         ~~~~   ~~~~~
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            ,
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                 ___
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            ((( |_=_| 
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            | (
            / ))
           /  \|
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          --  _-

newspaper:

          __________
         |DAILY NEWS|
         |&&& ======|
         |=== ======|
         |=== == %%$|
         |[_] ======|
         |=== ===!##|
 ejm97   |__________|  

pen & ink:

             \/=
            \/=
           \/=
        ___/_
         ) (
ejm97  ( INK )
        \___/


               /`
              /\/=
             /\/=
             \/=
          ___/_
           ) (
  ejm98  ( INK )
          \___/


      (`/\
      `=\/\
       `=\/\
        `=\/
          _\___
           ) (
  ejm98  ( INK )
          \___/

placard:

    ___________
   |           |
   |   Here's  |
   |    One    |
   |___________|
         |
         |  C
         |\/\\/
             )  
            /\
    ejm     \ \


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         |\/\\/
             )  
            /\
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                ____________
               (@)__________)
           (}_/|  Here's   |
           /\  |  one for  |
          /  \ |more formal|
         (     | messages. |
         |\    |___________|
  ejm   /  \   (@)__________)


poison:

            {}           {}
              \  _---_  /
               \/     \/ 
                |() ()| 
                 \ + /  
ejm 96          / HHH  \
               /  \_/   \ 
             {}          {}
                                 
           |\ /\ | /\ /\ |\|               
           |/ || |  \ || | |         
           |  \/ | \/ \/ | |  


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        /    /\ /\ /\     \
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       M     \/     \/     |
       |      |() ()|      |
       9       \ + /       |
       6      / HHH  \     |
       |     /  \_/   \    |
       |   }={        }={  |
       |                   |
       | |\ /\ | /\ /\ |\| |
       | |/ || |  \ || | | |
       | |  \/ | \/ \/ | | |
       |___________________|


puppet:

   hand puppet:

           ...
          (+.+)
        ___\=/___
       (|_ ~~~ _|)
ejm96     |___|


   marionette:

       ___+___
       :  :  :
       :  o  :
       :_/|\/   
          /\        
ejm96    / /

pyramids and sphinx:

                          /\.
        /\.    /\.       /:_\/.
ejm97  /:_\/  /_:\/.    /__:_\/ .
             /_:__\/   /__:___\/./
                      /_:___:__\/


                          /\.
        /\.    /\.       /:_\/.
ejm97  /:_\/  /_:\/.    /__:_\/ .
      ===    /_:__\/   /__:___\/./
    ===     ======    /_:___:__\/
   =      =====      =========
         ===       ========
        =        ======
               ====
             ===
            =


                             /\.
        /\.    _-_          /:_\/.
ejm98  /:_\/ /'. .'\       /__:_\/ .
            /(|`/ !)\     /__:___\/./
           |  \ = /  |   /_:___:__\/
            `  ---  .
           /---------\
          /-----------\
     ____/----   -/    \__ 
    / / / / |     | \ \ \ \

               _-_ 
             /'. .'\   /\.
        /\. /(|`/ !)\ /:_\/.
ejm98  /:_\|  \ = /  |__:_\/ .
            `  ---  .__:___\/./
           /---------\___:__\/
          /-----------\
     ____/----   -/    \__ 
    / / / / |     | \ \ \ \


                              /\.
        /\.    _-_           /:_\/.
ejm98  /:_\/ /'. .'\ ___    /__:_\/ .
            /(|`/ !)\  /:__/__:___\/./
           |  \ = /  |/ / /\:___:__\/
            `  ---  ./ / / /\
           /--- -----\/ / / /
          /---  ----- `/ / /
        _/--- __ _/  ' `/ /
      /     /XXX/     ! `/
     |_|_|_|XXX|_|_|_'|_/


                              /\.
        /\.    _-_           /:_\/.
ejm98  /:_\/ /'. .'\ ___    /__:_\/ .
            /(|`/ !)\  /:__/__:___\/./
           |  \ = /  |/ / /\:___:__\/
            `  ---  ./ / / /\
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  ./|~|\  ~)
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                     /|~|\  / / / |  / / / |  / / / |  /|~|\
                    / / / |                           / / / |



                              /\.
        /\.    _-_           /:_\/.
ejm98  /:_\/ /'. .'\ ___    /__:_\/ .
            /(|`/ !)\  /:__/__:___\/./
           |  \ = /  |/ / /\:___:__\/
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           /'/'/'|''(_/^\'   /|~|\    /|~|\    /|~|\  / / / |
                     /|~|\  / / / |  / / / |  / / / |
                    / / / |

People complained that the camels were too large. Here they are further in the foreground. (The commas by the sphinx are more camels.)

                              /\.
        /\.    _-_           /:_\/.
ejm98  /:_\/ /'. .'\ ___    /__:_\/ .
            /(|`/ !)\  /:__/__:___\/./
           |  \ = /  |/ / /\:___:__\/
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                     /|~|\  / / / |          / / / |  /|~|\
                    / / / |                          / / / |

radio:

        __________
       /_________/|o-_
      |()      ()||   -_  
      | [""""|"] ||     -_
ejm97 |__________|/       ===oooo


Rapunzel:

           _   _   _
          | |_| |_| |
          |         |
          |         |
          |   ,-.   |
          |  |((}|  |
          |  |_))|  |
          |   ((    |
          |    ))   |
          |   (((   |
          |    )))  |
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          |    )))  |       _\|/\_|
          |   (((   |       \  \|\
          |    )))  |           ( )~~~
          |   (((   |           | \
    ejm  ,|          ` ,,,,    /  /,,,,
                                        ,,    ,     ,,,,,


Salome:

Here is a portrait of Salome with John the Baptist’s head on a platter of basil leaves:

As you can see, she is just finishing her dance of the seven veils....


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                                 \  /   |  /
ejm98                             )(    ) (
(with thanks to                  (__)  (__ `.
a:f for his severed head)                 `._`..

a:f being Andreas Freise

             .,.,
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                                 )/...,/ | |!|.|:::!!|
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                                /   (    /    /|!.!!.|
                               |     \  |    / |!.!!.|
                                \    /  |   /  |!_~-'
ejm                              \  /   |  /   `~
(with thanks to                   )(    ) (
a:f for his severed head         (__)  (__ `.
and jaz for the veils)                     `._`..

jaz being Jasper Phillips

scissors:

               .'
         _   .' snip, snip  
        (_).'______ 
        (__) ejm 96

scream:

             (*)  (*)
                 \
                __)         hh!!!!
              ______     ghh
             /|_|_|_\ aug
            |    AAAaa
ejm96        \______/


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sewing machine:

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       \ /   |()|]
        |____|  |
ejm97 _[________]________
     |__________  ______ |
     |          ||______||
     |          ||______||
     |          ||______||
     |          |________|

         ________
        /_______/|
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      / |____|  ||        /|
     /_[________]/_______/ |
     |__________  ______ | |
     |          ||______|| |
     |          ||______|| |
     |          ||______|| |
 ejm |          |________|/


shower:

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  swimming pool shower

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       \)!!/     |
       (!((!     |
        )/!!     |
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ejm    -_!-_! ! _|_

skull & crossbones:

       {}           {}
         \  _---_  /
          \/     \/ 
           |() ()| 
            \ + /  
ejm 96     / HHH  \
          /  \_/   \ 
        {}          {}
                 

        {}  _---_  {}
          \/     \/ 
           |() ()| 
            \ + /  
ejm 97     / HHH  \
         {}  \_/   {}

sleep:

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   |.   (    *  *|
   |  *     *  . |
   |_____________|
                 zz
       ! _    zz           _____
       |(~} zz         !  [03:01]
       |(_/__________..| =========
ejm98  |  ||:::::::::::|  |_____|

    _____________
   |-( )-        |
   |/'|\`        |
   |__|_\_`______|
                 zz
       ! _    zz           _____
       |(~} zz         !  [15:01]
       |(_/__________..| =========
ejm98  |  ||:::::::::::|  |_____|



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       /  && _C  Y  /-\  \/\/   |  \|
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ejm98  |   |  //| |

         ___  huh? whaa- aa- tt???
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      [_____]   __)|
ejm98  |   |   //| |



      z
! &&& z
|&&=}z__.!
|-||::ejm|


   _z
 _/z|{)_
|___z=\/\|
[___]  __)
 | | //| |


 or lack thereof:

    _____________
   | *    .  .   |
   |.   (    *  *|     INSOMNIA
   |  *     *  . |
   |_____________|

       ! _                 _____
       |(@} --sigh     !  [03:01]
       |(_/__________..| =========
ejm97  |  ||:::::::::::|  |_____|

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|,  __`\/ , //,|
| ,`.  _\//  ,/|
|  , `.\ / , //|     a t?
|_//__,`\__/,__|   z
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       ! _     az          _____
       |(@} Wh         !  [03:31]
       |(_/__________..| =========
ejm98  |  ||:::::::::::|  |_____|

 _____________
|/, //, ,///,/|
|,/, /, / , //|         
|_//__,__/_,__|    

       ! _   *sigh*        _____
       |(@}            !  [04:01]
       |(_/__________..| =========
ejm98  |  ||:::::::::::|  |_____|

sneeze:

        ", &&&       *    . '     /\   / \
        / && = >  ' .    *   _ |_||  | |   |
       /  && _C.' .    a  h (_ | ||  | |   |
       \  )(                       \/  |   |
        \   \  ,"                      \_/
         ) ( \/ |\
        (   \   |\\
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          )  /
         /~~/
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        "", ---       *    . '     /\   / \
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       / ))) _C.' .    a  h (_ | ||  | |   |
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         \   \  ~~~
          )  /
         /~~/
ejm      )  )

                                        _

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         &&& = >   .    *   _ |_||  | |   |
        &&&& _C '.    a  h (_ | ||  | |   |
       &&&&(    ()                \/  |   |
ejm97    /  \  //                      \_/
        /  /\\//
       /  /\\\/
      (  (  \\
       \ \\  \\
        \ \\  ()
        / /|
       /_/_|
      /__ |__


snowglobe:

           _.---._
          /.'''.*'\
         /*.'*/\'*.\
        |*.''/'.\.*.|
        |._*_|[]|_'_|
ejm96   [___________]


stairs:

my recollection of a poem by anonymous Hughes Mearns:

                       ,,,
                     ~~'J'       As I was walking down the stair,
                        =    M
                       _|_  /    I met a man who wasn't there;
                      | | |/
                      | |        He wasn't there again today;
                      | |        
_________________     | /\       I wish, I wish he'd go away.
                /|__  E | \
______________ /   /|_  |  \
              |__ /  /|/_  |
                 |__/ /_ |_|_
                    |__    | |__
                       |__ |_  /|_
    ejm96                 |__ /  /|__________
                             |__/ / 
                                |/________________    poem by???

Since drawing the above, I have learned who the author of the poem was. Here are the actual lines:

Last night I saw upon the stair,
A little man who wasn’t there,
He wasn’t there again today
Oh, how I wish he’d go away…

spiral staircase

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                    []
                    []
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                    []
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                   |____|_! ! ! !
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                    []______|_! !
                    []________|_!
___ejm______________[]__________|____________________


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   !     !     !    [] ! !  !     !     !
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              |XXX!__|! !  !.
                |XXXX|! !  ! `!.
                 |XXXX|_!  !  ! !.
                   |XXXX|__!  ! ! 
                    []XXXXX|__! !
                    []XXXXXXXX|_!
___ejm______________[]XXXXXXXXXX|____________________

surprise:

         |||||
      \  |||||  /
       \ ||||| /
        \|||||/
        (-o,o-)
         \ c /
ejm98    ,`-'.
       --\/@\/--

To various other things (page 1: abacus – bridge)
To various other things (page 2: caduceus – girl)
To various other things (page3: hands – surprise)
To various other things (page4: taxtime – yawn)

©ejm 1996-2001, 2005, 2015

various other things (p2)

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
   v          (|          v
               |)
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and without the wings:
               _
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cafe:

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


            |
  ejm      /:\
          //|\\
      _   ^^|^^
     |^|    |
 |   |V| ___|___   |
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 |-| | |    |    |-|
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       |^|    |
   |   |V|____|____  |
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  ________________________
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                      |    |^|  |-| | |      |    |-|
                | ____|____|V|  | |         /|\   | |
                |'---------'-|   |
                |-|   |    | |  _|
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                               | |

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                 ^^^^^^^^^^^    |   |V|  ____|____  |   /|\
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                               | |
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                              \|\|


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       |^|    |            |_  |-|'-------' _|
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   |-| | |    |    |-|                                 //|\\ 
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                     _|_                / /  |  \ \   ___|!__ _|
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                 / /  |  \ \        |^| ! !  | ! !!  !   | ! | |
                 ^^^^^^^^^^^    |   |V|  _!__|__!_! |!  /|\
                   !  |  !! _   |_  |-| '-------+-'_|
                   !  |! ! |^|  |-| |!|   !  |  ! !-|
                |!____|!_!_|V|  | |       ! /|\   | |
                |!-----+---'-|   |
                |-|   |!   | |  _|
  ejm           | |  /|\       |-|
                               | |


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

camera:

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


carpet:

   flying carpet

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


cemetary gates:

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


                  _  /)
                 mo / )
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________+_______/      \_______+__________
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_ --_ - |\/|\/-\| ||/|/ ||_|// |   -_  -
_-- -   |_____ __________ _____|_ --  _
-_-- __  || | | | {|    /| | || __---  -_
 --__-   || | | | {|   /|| | ||--        -
         || | | | {|  /||| | ||__--
 __-- -__|| | | | {| |}||| | ||--   __--
         ||_|_|_|_{| |}|||_|_||  -__
 --__-  -|| | | | {& |}||/ | ||---   __--
         || | | | {| |}|/| | ||-__
--   __--|| | | | {| |}/|| | ||__-- -__
  --     || | | | {| &}||| | ||   __
---   __-|| | | | {| |}||| | ||_---__-  --
 -  -_   || | | | {| |}||| | || --
 __ejm 97|| | | | {| |}||| | ||_--__-   _---
_________||_|_|_|_{| |}|||_|_||______________
                     |}|/
                     |}/
                     |/

chair:

  rocking chair:

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

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

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

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


        \.  -   -  .
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    '      ,-'      _/
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                   \    \=+\(()(      /
                    \    \+=\))\))___/     
                     \    \=+)_(___       _[]______  <---supposed to be
                      \    \(/_____-.`    ----+----        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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|   X|I   |
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  alarm clocks

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


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    /___\            ,|


                _---_
              /  12   \
             /11  |  1 \
            /10   |/  2 \
           |9     @    3|
            \8        4 /
  ejm        \ 7     5 /
              \   6   /     -|- | /` |/  -|- | /` |/ 
              _ -___- _      |  | \, |\   |  | \, |\
             /_________\

                _---_
              /  12   \
             /11\    1 \
            /10  \    2 \
           |9     @    3|          |\ | |\|/`
            \8   /    4 /          |/ | | |\]
             \ 7     5 /
              \   6   /      |\ | |\|/`   |\ | |\|/`
              _ -___- _      |/ | | |\]   |/ | | |\]
  ejm        /_________\       |\ | |\|/`
                               |/ | | |\]


                _---_
              /  12   \\
             /11     1 \\
            /10       2 \\
           |9     @---- 3||
            \8   /    4 //
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              \   6   //    -|- | /` |/  -|- | /` |/ 
              _ -___- _/\    |  | \, |\   |  | \, |\
             /_________\/


                _---_
              /  12   \\   |\ | |\|/`
             /11     1 \\  |/ | | |\]
            /10       2 \\
           |9     @     3||   |\ | |\|/`   |\ | |\|/`
            \8   / \  4 //    |/ | | |\]   |/ | | |\]
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              \   6   //     |\ | |\|/` |/ | | |\] 
              _ -___- _/\    |/ | | |\]      |\ | |\|/`
  ejm        /_________\/      |\ | |\|/`    |/ | | |\]
                               |/ | | |\]
                     |\ | |\|/`
                     |/ | | |\]

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


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



        |) /\ |\ | /`  |
        |) \/ | \| \]  .
          __________         |) /\ |\ | /`  |
         /________ /|        |) \/ | \| \]  .
        |   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              |/           |
                  '            |
                               |

     

                             ((   )  (
                         ( (   )(( (   )
                       )    ) ( )) )( (( )
                       ( (((   )  (  )  ) )
                       )) (( ) (          ((
                     (  )) )  ____   ____ )
                      ) ( ) `|<();|-|,()>|
                     ( ))(    `--'  \`--'
                     )( ( )       (- )   )
                       ))        _____  /
                         )   `     --  /
                          _ ,  `   __,
               ,  -- ---'//        /  
              /         / \       /
             /          \  \     /|  
            /            \ /|   / /`.
           /\               |  / /   `.
           \ \              | /\/      `.
          / \ \ /           |/           '
         /   \ /|           '       |    |
        /    /` |                   |    |
       /    /   |                   |    |
      /    /    |                   /____|
     /    /     |                  /|____|
    /    /      |                 / |   |
   /    /       |                /  |   |
  /    /        |               /   |   |
`     \         |              /    |   |
 `     \       /              /     |   | 
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To various other things (page 1: abacus – bridge)
To various other things (page 2: caduceus – girl)
To various other things (page3: hands – surprise)
To various other things (page4: taxtime – yawn)

©ejm 1996-2001, 2005

various other things

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

page 1 (abacus – bridge)

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

abacus:

     ==================
      |@@@@----@|--@@|
      |@@@----@@|--@@|
      |@@----@@@|--@@|
      |@----@@@@|--@@|
      |@@@@@----|@--@|
ejm   |@@@@----@|@--@|
     ==================

    here is a 5 line abacus. (Sorry if the beads are wrong; I don't
    know how to count with an abacus.)

     __________________
      |::::====:|==::|
      |::====:::|==::|
ejm   |:====::::|:==:|
     __________________

I now know how to count with an abacus; here is a 5 line abacus that looks a little more like an abacus:

      ___________________
     |_:_:_:_:_:_:_:_:_:_|
     | ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! |
ejm  | : : : : : : : : : |
     |_:_:_:_:_:_:_:_:_:_|



6 line soroban:
      ___________________
     | o o o o o o o o o |
     |_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|
     | | | | | | | | | | |
ejm  | 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 |
     |_8_8_8_8_8_8_8_8_8_|

Russian abacus:
      ================
      |----0000000000|
      |----0000000000|
      |----0000000000|
      |----------0000|
      |----0000000000|
      |----0000000000|
      |----0000000000|
      |----0000000000|
      |----0000000000|
ejm   |----0000000000|
      ================

Chinese abacus:
      ___________________
     | O O O O O O O O O |
     | O O O O O O O O O |
     |_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|
     | | | | | | | | | | |
     | O O O O O O O O O |
     | O O O O O O O O O |
     | O O O O O O O O O |
ejm  | O O O O O O O O O |
     |_O_O_O_O_O_O_O_O_O_|

old fashioned soroban:
      ___________________
     | O O O O O O O O O |
     |_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|
     | | | | | | | | | | |
     | O O O O O O O O O |
     | O O O O O O O O O |
     | O O O O O O O O O |
ejm  | O O O O O O O O O |
     |_O_O_O_O_O_O_O_O_O_|

soroban:
      ___________________
     | O O O O O O O O O |
     |_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|
     | | | | | | | | | | |
     | O O O O O O O O O |
     | O O O O O O O O O |
ejm  | O O O O O O O O O |
     |_O_O_O_O_O_O_O_O_O_|

  /  |           _
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      ___________________________________________________
     |(_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_)|
     |(_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_)|
     |_|___|___|___|___|___|___|___|___|___|___|___|___|_|
     | |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   | |
     |(_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_)|
     |(_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_)|
     |(_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_)|
     |(_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_) (_)|
ejm  |(_)_(_)_(_)_(_)_(_)_(_)_(_)_(_)_(_)_(_)_(_)_(_)_(_)|


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      ___________________________________________________
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     | |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   | |
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      ___________________________________________________
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     | |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   | |
     |            |
     |            |
     |            |
ejm  |____________|

  |         |        _
  |_(`(`  (||)(|(`|| )
 _________________________________________________________________________
|                   |
|__|___|___|___|___|___|___|___|___|___|___|___|___|___|___|___|___|___|__|
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|                   |
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|___________________|
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|  (__) (__) (__) (__)  (__)  (__)  (__)  (__)  (__)  (__) (__) (__) (__) |
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To soroban ASCII-animation
To soroban gif animation
To Abacus: Mystery of the Bead how to use an abacus
To Lee abacus demonstration

Adam and Eve:

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airplane:

Yak:
                 ,.
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                 | \
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This drawing is based on a photo of a YAK that used to be at http://www.novagate.com/~jmartin/yak.jpg (A somewhat similar image is here: http://www.airplane-pictures.net/image18943.html).

I see that in my haste, I forgot to add the propeller. Here it is:

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alphabet:

I call this font ejm3line:

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/-\  \_/ |_|  (|  ()   ||   |_)

(Those are supposed to be Ä Ö Ü ä ö ü ß)

I was going to call it ejm2line but I wasn’t too keen on the lower case letters.

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alpha/omega

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A fellow asked for the letters “TSG” to be illuminated with roses. Using Figlet “big” as a guide for the letters, I gave it a shot.

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He wasn’t happy and wanted something more realistic like the roses Joan Stark has drawn. So using one of her roses as a template, I tried again, and finally, the fellow was satisfied. Many thanks to Joan for the loan of her roses.

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  \______/|                    \ejm_____/
   \_____/


anchor:

          o
         -+-
          |
          |
       ^  |  ^
ejm97   \_|_/


angel:

       _  /)
      mo / )
      |/)\)
       /\_
ejm    \__|=


       _  /)
      mo / )
      |/)\)
       /\ 
ejm    |_\
       ' `


       _  /)
      mo / )
      |/)\)
       |\ 
ejm    | \
       |__\
        "

   Avenging angels:

   -----(;
     (\ /_\
     ( \|c/ 
      (/(|
        /\
       /  \
ejm98 /___/
      '  '

             \
      (\(|   v)
      (( |(}V/
     ((  |vVvv-')-----
     ((  /Vv
     (( /vv
     ((/  vVv
         VvVVv
       vvVVvvvV
ejm98 `-     `-


     -----('-.
      (\(|   v)
      (( |(}V/
     ((  |vVv
     ((  /Vv
     (( /vv
     ((/  vVv
         VvVVv
       vvVVvvvV
ejm98 `-     `-


      (\(|
      (( |(}
     ((  |vVvv-')-----
     ((  /Vv
     (( /vv
     ((/  vVv
         VvVVv
       vvVVvvvV
ejm98 `-     `-

Click on angels playing instruments if you would like to see more angels.

bar:

         ,~,
         )))Y
        ((((,\________________
        \)/( [_____________
        (   \  |  [_]   [_]
         )___\ |   |     |
         (| (\ |   |     |
  ejm    q`_ q`_  _|_   _|_

Nina Liedtke (I think) in the Polish ascii-art newsgroup used this figure and said that it was a star.

     \`.,'/
     /_  _\
       \/         Nina Liedtke

I suggested that it was a fox:

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     ,=
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ejm   v -'

      &&&&
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boot:

     \_O~_
     ,_ \/
       \)
       /
       \


        _~C_/   and STAY out!!!
        \/_,
        (/
         \
         /


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

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

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


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


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ejm97 (____)  |
        (_____)

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


boy:

Hot sand -without shoes
                       ,,,,
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           \ ( /     ('* \*(
            ` '       '  -`,
             '\        `_C/      \\\| 
              .\      __,(___   \ ) /
               .\__.-'       `.  ` |
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              /(          ( /
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         .    ....           . .
             ..        ...         ....
       Hot Sand...


-with shoes
                       ,,,,
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         .    ....           . .
             ..        ...         ....
       Hot Sand...

bra:

18 hour playtex: 

               //\     //\
             _// ||  _// \\
       _____(   `.|,'   )_||__
 ejm  |______\____X____/_____;|



      /\\         //\
     // ||_     _|| \\
  __||_(   `. ,'   )_||___
 |______\____X____/______;|

Sure, it’s like armor, but you can see the excellent result for yourself:

 _______________________________________
|before:            |after:             |
|       &&&&&       |       &&&&&       |
|      &&*,*&&      |      &&*,*&&      |
|        \~/        |        \v/        |
|       _ ) _       |       _ ) _       |
|      / /V\ \      |      / /V\ \      |
|      |/   \|      |      |(   )|      |
|      (_ `  )      |      | ` , |      |
|      ||   ||      |      |  )  |      |
|      ||   ||      |      | / \ |      |
|      (|   |)      |      (|   |)      |
|       |   |       |       |   |       |
|       |   |       |       |   |       |
|       |___|       |       |___|       |
|        | |        |        | |        |
|        | |        |        | |        |
|        | |        |        | |        |
|      _'| |`_      |      _'| |`_      |
|___________________|___________________|

Of course, you may be crippled for life, especially if you exceed the 18 hours, but you’ll LOOK great!

bottle:

        {}
        ||
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       |__|
ejm96  |  |
       |__|


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ejm97  (__)



bowing:

bowing to a commoner:

           \
           /\
           7_\
              \, 
              /                {))) 
            _/|,~,             ((( 
           /  ()))         )__/))))
          /(\|(((              | (/
         /_|\\                 |  \
          \|\(`                |   \
          // \\                |    \
  ejm    //   \\               |_____\
         ==    ==             --  -'

bowing to royalty:

           \
           /\
           7_\
              \,               MMM
              /                {))) 
            _/|,~,             %%%% 
           /  ()))         )__/% (
          /(\|(((              |% \
         /_|\\                 |%  \
          \|\(`                |%   \
          // \\                |%    \
  ejm    //   \\               |%%%%%%%
         ==    ==             ==  ="

I was thinking about the chess game I played recently when my queen bit the dust after an elegant move from my opponent.

Royalty bows to Royalty:

           7*\ 
            7*\,               vvvv
             7/                &&&&
            _/|                {((( 
           /  ((()            )%%%%
          /(\| )))            \/%#
         (  \\                  %##
          \  \`                #%###
          /   \                #%####
  ejm    /_____\               #%#####
         `     `               #%%%%%%%

bridge:

            'x|`
          '|xx| `          '|x|
  `   '    |xx|    `   '    |x|`
           |xx|             |x|
  ============|===============|===--
  ejm ~~~~~|xx|~~~~~~~~~~~~~|x|~~~ ~~  ~   ~

To various other things (page 1: abacus – bridge)
To various other things (page 2: caduceus – girl)
To various other things (page3: hands – surprise)
To various other things (page4: taxtime – yawn)

©ejm 1996-2001, 2005

sports (p2)

updated 14 August 2008
MOST RECENT: beachball
added in July 2001: triathlon

page 2 (motorcycle – yoyo)

A archery
B badminton . beachball . bicycle . bladers/skaters
C cards . cheerleaders . chess . climbing
D darts
F fencing . fishing
H hockey . hulahoop
J juggling
K kite
M motorcycle
P parachute . pingpong
R rowing . running
S sailing (and fireworks) . skateboard . skating . skiing . surfing
T tennis . triathlon
U unicycle
W waterskiing
Y yoyo

motorcycle:

           _.,
        (>(__.\()
          /  \__)    _______
       .=/.- __/,^-._  ______ ___
      ( * );"\====* ) _________
 ejm    -    ~  ` -


  motorcycle in the rain (don't do this; it's too dangerous!)

, // ,,/ ,.// ,/ ,// / /, // ,/, /, // ,/,
/, // ,_\_// ,/ ,, ,/, // ,/ /, //, /,/
 /, .-'   `-. ,// ////, // ,/,/, // ///
, ,(         `, // ,,///, // ,/,/, // , 
,/ ,^^^^\^^^^^/,// ///  /,,/,/, ///, //
 ,      _\, / , // ,/, //, ///, // ,/
 //  (>(__.\()/,// ///  /,,/,/, ///, //
,      /  \__)    _______ / , // ,/,
 ,/ .=/.- __/,^-._  ______ ___ / , // ,/,
// ( * );"\====* ) _________ ,/ ,/,/, //
/ejm -    ~  ` -   //, ,( ,/,/, // ,/,

parachute:

              
         ___
      .-'   '-.
     /         \
     \^^^^|^^^^/
      \   |   /
       \  |  /
        \ | /
         \|/
         <o>
ejm97     )
          77

~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~


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pingpong:

         o,-o
        <) _________
        /> |    o .|       <------------- pingpong players
              </\-o
ejm97         />

rowing:

ejm98      o
          /V)    
    _____//\/______
-~-~ `--/--------'  -~-~
 -~-~-~-~  -~-~  -~-~-~-~


ejm98       o
          /--)    
    _____//\/______
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 -~-~-~-~  -~-~  -~-~-~-~


ejm98       o
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ejm98         o
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    ______/__/_____
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ejm98        o    o    o    o
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ejm98  /\/     o    o    o    o
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ejm98   c <    o    o    o    o
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    __/_____/__/_/__/_/__/_/__/______
-~-~ `-----/----/----/----/-------'  -~-~
 -~-~-~-~  -~-~  -~-~-~-~

running:

             O_
            \/\|     O_
              /\/   _/\|
ejm97         \       /\/
                     /

sailing:

                      /|~
                     /_|\
                    /__|_\
~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~========~-~-~-~-
ejm 97 ~-~-~   -~-  ` _) '    -~-~   
  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~      ` )'   ~-~-~    
     ~-~-~   ~-~-~       ~

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ejm 97                   ~-~-~       ` _) '           
                          ~-~         ` )'            
                                         ~

   night sailing in Toronto Harbour watching Spunk's fireworks:

                                   .''.
       .''.      .        *''*    :_\/_:     . 
      :_\/_:   _\(/_  .:.*_\/_*   : /\ :  .'.:.'.
  .''.: /\ :    /)\   ':'* /\ *  : '..'.  -=:o:=-
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        *      |  .-'|       __  |   |  |    ||      |
     .-----.   |  |' |  ||  |  | |   |  |    ||      |
 ___'       ' /"\ |  '-."".    '-'   '-.'    '`      |____
jgs~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  &                    ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~   /|
 ejm97    )      ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~  /|~       /_|\
        _-H-__  -~-~-~-~-~-~     /_|\    -~======-~
~-\XXXXXXXXXX/~     ~-~-~-~     /__|_\ ~-~-~-~
~-~-~-~-~-~    ~-~~-~-~-~-~    ========  ~-~-~-~

(Spunk has drawn lots of ASCII-art including a fabulous animated version of these fireworks – was at http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Gallery/6446/firewrk.htma short version of the animation is here.)

Please also take a look at my attempt at colouring jgs’s (aka Spunk) fireworks so that it really does look more like night sailing.

     `!,
    -( )-
    /'|\`
      | \ `
                      /|Zz,
                     /_|\
                    /__|_\
                   /___|__\
   ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~=========~-~-~-~-
  ~-~-  ~-~-~-~-~  `   )  ' ~-  ~-~ 
   ejm ~-~-~   -~-  ` _) '    -~-~   
  ~-~-~-~-~-~-~      ` )'   ~-~-~    
     ~-~-~   ~-~-~    `)Ss`

Thanks to James Shufelt for the idea for the flag

                        /|Zz,
                       /_|\
  ` \ |               /__|_\
    `\!,/            /___|__\
  ~-~(~)~-~-~-~-~-~-=========~-~-~-~-
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    -~!~ ~-~-~-~-~     ` )'   ~-~-~    
    ejm   ~-~   ~-~-~   `)Ss`


skateboard:

       ==0  ,    ==0_/    ==0_/
        /|\/       /\      \/\ _                 /
ejm97 ,/ |\      ,/ |\        | \       \   / / /o
       _/__|_     _/__|_     _/____    ==0__\/ /o   
        o  o       o  o       o  o      \/

figure skating:

            (,
        _   /|
       {())/ |
   ,)_,,((( /
    `___ ))|
        `  , 
        /    `,
       /`-- '\
       \`   `.`
        \|    \|
ejm    _;_)  _;_)
      -'-'- -'-'-


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        _   /|
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    `___ ))\
        `  ,
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ejm     _;_)  _;_)
       -'-'- -'-'-

                  (,
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         ,)_,,((( /
          `___ ))\
              `  ,
             /     `,
             /`--- '
            / )\`
           /,   \|
ejm      _;_)  _;_)
        -'-'- -'-'-

skiing:

             _o
        +---|/\/|
            /   |
            |\  +
ejm97    ___//___

             _o
        +---|/\/|
        \   /   |
         \_/ \  +
ejm97    _\__/___
           \

             _o
        +---|/\/|
            /   |
           | \  +
ejm97    \/__/___
          \
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                 _o
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           \

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            /   |
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   \         +---|/
    \            /_  /
     \           \ |/ 
      \       ___/_/__
  ejm  `.         /
         `.
           `.
             `.

            

            +---\
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     \           \ |/ 
      \       ___/_/__
  ejm  `.         /
         `.
           `.
             `.


            +---\
  \          __o/   |
   \     +---\ \  __|
    \           \/  |
     \         \ \  | 
      \         \/ 
  ejm  `.        \
         `.       \
           `.
             `.


                 _o
            -(--|/\/|
                /_  |
             __|_/__+
ejm98      ___/___


I have made some gif animations of skiers as well. And bbunny made an ASCII-animation of a mogul skier.

 
 \          +---\
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ejm97 `.


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ejm97 `.


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ejm97 `._______/



  jumping:
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    \       ======="
     \
ejm97 `.

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ejm97 `.


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ejm97 `


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           o
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            /
ejm97  .____\____

    o
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  V-style jumping:

          @
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      || /|  /|
      ||/ | //
      ||  |//
      ||  //
      || //
ejm97   //

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      ||  |//
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      || //
ejm97   //

         @
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ejm97   //

         @
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ejm97   //

surfing:

              o>
             -/
ejm 97       <\
            ====



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ejm 97-     ====-~-~-~-~-~-
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~-~-~-~            \ \   -~-~-~-~
ejm 97~-~-~-~-~-~======~-~-~-~-~-~-~
~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~  ~-~-~

  windsurfing:


           /| o
          /_|=/
ejm 97   /__|<\
          ======


                      /| o
                     /_|=/
                    /__|<\
~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~======~-~-~-~
ejm 97               ~-~ -~
                      ~- -~
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              /|
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            /_ |      O
           /[_]| ____/__/
          /____|)   /
         /     |   /
        /      |  / \
       /_______|  \  \
ejm 97      ============

              /|
             / |
            /_ |
           /[_]|     O
          /____|)===/
         /     |   /
        /      |  / \
~-~-~-~/_______|~-\  \~-  ~-~-~
ejm 97~-~-~============~-~-~-~-~
~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~
         ~-~ -~    ~ ~
           -~-~
            ~ -

tennis:

                ____
               /xxxx\
              |xxxxxx|       
              |xxxxxx|      _
              \xxxxxx/     (~)
               \xxxx/       
                \--/
                 ||
                 ||
        ejm      ||
                 ||
                 ||
                 []  
           _
ejm    o  (_)===#


        _    O_/
    o  (#)==_/\
              /|
ejm           \ \

        _    O_/
    o  (#)==_/\
              /\/
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And Novotna wins Wimbledon 1998

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triathlon:

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see also jugglers

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There is a Javascript animated yoyo and a gif animated yoyo too.

 

To sport page 1 (archery – kiteflying)
To sports page 2 (motorcycle – yoyo)

©ejm 1996-2001

sports

updated 14 August 2008
MOST RECENT: beachball
added in July 2001: triathlon

page 1 (archery – kiteflying)

A archery
B badminton . beachball . bicycle . bladers/skaters
C cards . cheerleaders . chess . climbing
D darts
F fencing . fishing
H hockey . hulahoop
J juggling
K kite
M motorcycle
P parachute . pingpong
R rowing . running
S sailing (and fireworks) . skateboard . skating . skiing . surfing
T tennis . triathlon
U unicycle
W waterskiing
Y yoyo

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We went on a bicycle holiday in France.
I was worried that I wouldn't be able to keep up.
(Thanks to anon for the bicycles)
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Click on the map of our route in 1997 to see where we went. The Musée Nationale de la Préhistoire has photographed a cave painting like some we saw in the grotte de Font de Gaume in Les Eyzies. Click on the map of our route in 1998 to see where we went on another journey.

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There are more cheerleaders.

chess:

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         /   /[x]/   /   /   /[X]/   /   /
ejm96   /___/___/___/___/___/___/___/___/



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         /   /)( /   /   /   //__\   /   /
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chessboard

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7 |bP |bP |bP |bP |bP |bP |bP |bP |
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3 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
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2 |wP |wP |wP |wP |wP |wP |wP |wP |
  |___|___|___|___|___|___|___|___|
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climbing:

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darts:

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fencing:

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        |\           / |
ejm    /  |          |  \


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                  /   \,_____
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                  /   \,_____
                 /

The above is supposed to be the death of Pallas. (Book X) Dryden translation of The Aeneid.

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fishing:

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night fishing:

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hockey:

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juggling:

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kite:

The following kites are copies of watercolour miniatures I have done:

  kite:
 _______________
|               |
|          /\   |
|         '\/   |
|       '  +    |
|    '      +   |
| '         +   |
|          +    |
|           +   |
|             + |
|ejm97          |
|_______________|

  kite flyers:
 ______________________
|                   '  |
|                 '    |
|               '      |
|             '        |
|           '          |
| __      '            |
| \o  . '              |
|  \\/                 |
|   \                  |
|   /\  ==o_\          |
|  / /    /\           |
|  ~ ~   /  \/\\       |
|ejm97         ~~      |
|______________________|

  kite flyer and kite:
                                                /\
ejm97                                          '\/
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  kite flyers and kite:

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ejm97        ~~

dedicated to the memory of ASCII-artist Colin Douthwaite fighting kites:

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      '    ``_''   \\
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  danger:

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                    '   /|
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The most amazing sight I’ve seen, though, was in Lucknow, India. It was about 4:00 pm and suddenly the cloudless sky was filled with tiny square kites. They were clearly cheap things that kids got just for the purpose of fighting in the skies. We watched hundreds of kites dancing, lines crossing, and then the losing kites plunging to the ground as the winners went on to spar with others.

                      \|/
      []              -o-            []              |
       ' []        [] /|\       []     '            ( )_
        ''   |   [] '   []     '       ' []      /\ | | 
       ' '  (_)    "     '  | '     __'  '  |  ||-| |-[]|  \|/
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(_)__)__|_| []|[]  |_(_)_' |[]|_|_[]__|'_|  __| |[]|__| | []|___
| |__| [] |   |[]  |  | |' |    | []  |  | |  | |   |||_|    [][]

Thanks to KoshyGeorge for drawing the city.

To sport page 1 (archery – kiteflying)
To sports page 2 (motorcycle – yoyo)

©ejm 1996-2001