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the default Internet feeling: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The life and times of ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
After seeing the light of ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, it's hard to not notice it everywhere. Han Solo makes the gesture in Star Wars, as Reddit noticed in 2012. Daily Dot writer Miles Klee caught the Spider-Man super villain Mysterio doing it. In 2013, it appeared in a Reddit post that commanded users "lol idk just upvote." "Lol idk" seems like a fairly apt description of the shruggie's meaning, but it also doesn't begin to describe the nihilism that ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ embodies today.

posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jul 19, 2014 - 63 comments

Alchemy

Peter Nitsch ported aa-lib to Flash, allowing easy conversion of images to ASCII art in a browser. The site may take a few moments, without any indication of progress, to load.
posted by frimble on Oct 28, 2013 - 6 comments

Candy Box 2

Candy Box 2 is out. (candy box previously)
posted by juv3nal on Oct 24, 2013 - 211 comments

Do+A+Barrel+Roll

Do you use Chrome*? Click the links to make Google Do a Barrel Roll, Tilt or change the logo to Ascii Art.

* May work in other browsers too, YMMV [more inside]
posted by Ad hominem on Nov 3, 2011 - 54 comments

Emacs Artist Mode

Emacs Artist Mode (screencast) allows you to use the mouse to draw squares, lines, and other shapes in plain text, or even paint. I'm not an emacs user, but I thought this was pretty cool. Even better, you can use an open source Java tool called ditaa to transform ascii text into a full-color graphic. Needless to say, users of other IDEs want this.
posted by Deathalicious on Mar 1, 2011 - 39 comments

ASCII Art, flashing.

ASCIImeo, Videos in text.
posted by Substrata on Jan 18, 2010 - 27 comments

Colin Douthwaite Logs Off

A posting last month to RISKS on the topic of posthumous emails brings to mind the story of Colin Douthwaite. Mr. Douthwaite, an active USENET user, passed away in March of 1999 after some prolonged medical difficulties. His son Ian's farewell message to alt.ascii-art inspired a small flood of original memorial works and a much larger flood from members' personal archives in his memory. [more inside]
posted by mkb on Nov 7, 2009 - 7 comments

Let Me Just Roll Up My Sleeves to Make Sure You're Not Dying

Carl Zimmer's Science Tattoo Emporium - "Underneath their sober lab coats and flannel shirts, scientists hide images of their scientific passions. Here they are revealed to all." From the science journalist and writer responsible for The Loom and numerous other published works.
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Apr 8, 2008 - 33 comments

JAVE

JAVE is an tool that helps ease the pain of creating ASCII art. In the days before GIFs, ASCII art roamed the plains of the Internet; people created hundreds of text-based pictures. Some spectacular examples are out there, but the rise of the graphical web has put a crimp in this art form. Perhaps tools like JAVE and FIGlet can help stave off the end.
posted by snarkout on Jul 10, 2001 - 13 comments

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