up arrow ASCII Bulldog

 

ASCII art is a computer drawing technique that was first utilized in the late ’60s and early ’70s. Its popularity increased in the 1980s as bulletin boards connected people across the globe. In order to convey imagery on text based terminals, creative minds “drew” pictures with the ASCII┬ácharacter set.

While the most popular example remains the humble emoticon, some ASCII art can be quite elaborate. There are plenty of characters with which you can draw lines and shapes. And the busiest characters can be packed together to create elaborate textures. At Where’s Pom?, there’s really only one piece of ASCII art we care about. The English Bulldog:

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      |  |        " -.           .- "        |  |          
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       `|      ,---.``.   ' '   .'',---.      |'           
        |    <'(__.'>.'---` '---`.<`.__)`>    |            
        |   `. `~  .'  ,-------.  `.  ~'.'    |            
        |  |=_"`=.'  . `-.___.-' .  `.='"_=|  |            
        |  |  ==/  : ` :   i   : ' :  \==  |  |            
        |  | ==/      /\___|___/\      \== |  |            
         `.| =Y      .' """_""" `.      Y= |.'             
           L ||      ;  .=="==.  ;      || J               
            \ ;     .' '       ` `.     ; /                
             `.     ;             ;     .'                 
              ;    ;'\           /`;    ;                  
              `;  .'.'/.       ,\`.`.  ;'                  
               `-=;_-'  `-----'  `-_;=-'            -bodom-