VK's Six Line ASCII Art Challenge

I made a mermaid which you can find below.

Six Line Ascii Art Challenge
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

The rules:

1. It must be exactly six lines.
2. It must be new.

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The list of subjects
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Please suggest more subjects to put on this list. Send them to the
newsgroup alt.ascii-art or in an email to me at vk@ludd.luth.se

Animals
=======

aardvark
ant
ant eater
bear (sk)
bird (jgs)
butterfly
cat (SK)
cow
dog (SK)
eagle (SK, cjr)
with a fish (SK)
elephant (ejm)
fish
fly
frog (jgs)
goat
grasshopper
hen (SK)
hipopotamus
horse (VK, SK)
lion (MT, snd, ldb)
moose
mouse
panther (sk)
parrot (Phil)
rabbit (jgs)
raccoon
rat
reindeer
seal (ldb/ejm)
sheep
snake
cobra (MT)
turtle (jgs, sd/FS)
whale (Riitta Rasimus)
wolf
zebra

Food
====

apple
banana
birthday cake (MT)
bottle (VK)
carrot (Riitta Rasimus, Tom Ewel)
chicken
egg
fish
grapes
hot dog
meat balls
orange
peach
pear
pie (Riitta Rasimus)
pineapple (jgs)
pork chop
pizza (SK)
spaghetti

Sports
======

football
tennis
ice hockey (MT)
riding
running (jgs)
swimming (jgs)
golf
beachball (ejm)

Clothes
=======

hat (Riitta Rasimus)
shirt (Riitta Rasimus)
t-shirt (Riitta Rasimus, Gerfried Fuchs)
trousers (Riitta Rasimus)
shorts
skirt (Riitta Rasimus)
blouse (Riitta Rasimus)
shoes (Riitta Rasimus)
boots (Riitta Rasimus)
gloves (Riitta Rasimus)
mittens (Riitta Rasimus)
overalls (Riitta Rasimus)
pyjamas (Riitta Rasimus)
pullover (Riitta Rasimus)
dress (Riitta Rasimus)
bikini and swimming suit (Riitta Rasimus)
jumper (Gerfried Fuchs)
shorts and sports shirt (for a fat, short man) (Riitta Rasimus)
bermudas (Riitta Rasimus)
panties (Krogg)

Furniture
=========

chair (jgs)
table
bed (jgs)
cupboard
sofa/couch (jgs)
bookcase
bar stool (Riitta Rasimus)
A place to keep your CD player, VCR etc. (Riitta Rasimus)
drawer(?) (Riitta Rasimus)

Krogg stuff (i.e. stuff suggested by Krogg)
===========================================

Severed heads (MT)
gut piles
strange sex devices
dead people
devices of execution
electric chair (Krogg)
Sybian(tm) love machine (Krogg)
shotgun (Krogg)
Sex toy (Krogg)
Homeless person (Krogg)

Computer
========

Pacman (Krogg)
computer
The Snake
mouse (Sarah Day)
keyboard
screen
M$, M@c, Sun, etc symbols
CD (Sarah Day)
Floppy (Sarah Day)
Sony Playstation (SgH)

Entertainment (TV, music, books, cartoons, etc)
===============================================

Beavis & Butthead
Spice girls
Donald Duck (snd)
Mickey Mouse
Goofy
MacGyver
Mumin family (VK)

Vehicles
========

car (sd)
bike
truck
train
tractor
motorcycle
snowmobile
skateboard
helicopter
aeroplane
rowing boat
sail boat
big ship
canoe

People in different situations
==============================

Person reading a book (Stanislaw Ciszewski)
Man smoking a pipe (Stanislaw Ciszewski)
Robbery (Stanislaw Ciszewski)
Portrait of a man wearing a hat (Stanislaw Ciszewski)
Six lines strip-tease (Stanislaw Ciszewski)
Me and my friends on an unfortunate boat trip. (Riitta Rasimus)
eating
drinking
sleeping
bathing
taking a shower
getting dressed
walking
ROTFL
Bride and groom (Riitta Rasimus)
In jail (SgH/sc)

Tools
=====

hammer (Riitta Rasimus)
saw
screwdriver (Riitta Rasimus)
drill (Riitta Rasimus)
knife (Riitta Rasimus)

Misc.
=====

house (VK)
church
shop
world map (snd)
paper bag
suitcase
handbag (Riitta Rasimus)
road (Riitta Rasimus)
tree
flower (MT)
TV
radio (MT, Nate / DAC)
alarm clock (ejm)
electric plug (VK)
mailbox (MT)
mermaid (jgs, ejm, CJRandall, Kronome Gergely, Stanislaw Ciszewski. ldb)
snowman (ldb)
Baby (Naughty)
Ode to Pyramid Schemes and Other Assorted Internet Phenomena (Matthew Thomas)
mortar and pestle (Nate / DAC)

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Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 06:08:10 -0800 (PST)
From: parar isidore To: vk@ludd.luth.se
Subject: 6 lines challenge - Christmas 2005

You can separate the tree from en Nativity Scene, if you want.
You can replace the message in your own language.

Nativity Scene

* `'´
*** - * -
***** ´'`
******* O O
****X**** ,/ , ,/-,
*** X *** ./ . o_-/ /_ _____Joyeux Noël !_____

Isidoro Pseudonym

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A late arrival, but the challenge IS still open so that's OK:

Date: Sat, 17 May 2003 14:19:16 +0000
From: Pete Zahut
To: vk@ludd.luth.se
Subject: Six line ASCII challenge

Yeah, you wanted table.... check this out.

Table
______________________ 1
||__________________|| 2
|| || 3
|| || 4
|| || 5
|| || 6

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Mumintroll (VK)

//
(oo
/ ._)
J _==
| /
3._.' |_|_

/m'
(oo
/ ._)
J _==
| /
3._.' |_+_

//
(oo
/ ._)
@J _==
/||||||
3._.' |||||

//
(oo /
/ ._) /
J _==//
| / /
3._.' |_|_

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Alarm clock (llizard)

( ) ( ) |.
`_^_' (|||)(|
/ |, ,|
|- ' -| |.
_,_/ (|||)(|
/___ ,|

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Horse (VK)

.''
._.-.___.' (`
//( ( `'
'/ ) ).__. )
' <' ` ._/' ` ------------------------------------ Electric chair (Krogg) |"|.-.|"|::""""+-+ |_| |_| `, |O|----....
/_---/_ """+-+----....
|=|___|=|
| | | |
(|_|) (|_|)

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Pacman (Krogg)

,##. ,==.
,# #. o ',
# # _ _
# # (_) (_) / ;
`# #' / .'
`##' "=="

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Sybian(tm) love machine (Krogg)

,-.
____| |_____
.J, |_| J,
| F " F
| |
|____________|

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Bottle (VK)

mmm
)-(
( )
| |
| |
|___|

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House (VK)

____||____
///////////
///////////
| _ | |
|[] | | []|[]|
| | | | |

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Radio (MT)
_________
_|_________|_
/
MT | ### ### |
| ### ### |
_____________/

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Flower (MT)
_
. /.
MT < ~O~ >
'/_'
| /
|/

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Cobra (MT)
____
/ . .
MT ---< / __________/ / -=:___________/ ------------------------------------ Lion (MT) MT ((((())))) ((( # # ))) Let me see here... ((( ))) Oh yeah that's it... ROAR ((( ++++ ))) ___/ ((((())))) / ------------------------------------ Hockey (MT) __ _ MT ___ (_) ------------------------------------ Cat (SK) |---/| | ,_, | _`_/-..----. ___/ ` ' ,""+ sk (__...' __ |`.___.'; (_,...'(_,.`__)/'.....+ ------------------------------------ Electric plug (VK) ____ ____| (____| `._____ ____| _|___ (____| .' |____/ ------------------------------------ Radio (Nate / DAC) .==============. __________||_/########_||__________ |(O)____ : [FM 103.7] ooooo : ____(O)| Deep down in L'usiana | /::::: _________ +|+ :/:::: | -=< close to New Orleans | ;;;;/: | | | |+| :;;;;/ | Way Back up in the woods |________:_ooooo+==ooo______:________|nad Among the evergreens... ------------------------------------ Dog (SK) ___ __/_ `. .-"""-. _,` | -' / )`-') "") `"` ((`"` ___Y , .'7 /| (_,___/...-` (_/_/ sk ------------------------------------ Cake: $$ $$ $$ __||__||__||__ | * * * * * * *| |* * * * * * * | MT | * * * * * * *| |______________| ------------------------------------ Mailbox (MT, after Krogg) I editted Krogs Sybian(tm) love machine and made this mailbox. An addition to the house ___ _____||__|___ .J, || J, Krog & MT | F || F | | |____________| ------------------------------------ Severed head (MT) Krog wanted a severed head, well this is my best... Hey guys, i found a ball! / O MT |/ _/|/ | _ | / / .' `. `_ O I had to add that little bit of text so it would be 6 lines... ------------------------------------ Hen (SK) /"" , <>^ L____/|
`) /` , /
`---' /
`'";)`
sk _/_Y

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Pizza (SK)

_______
_.-:::"":"";::-._
.-:-'` __:.|,;__ `'-:-.
| (-""`` .'|`. ``""-) |
'.''--..:__:__;..--''.'
sk `'--..._____...--'`

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Floppy (Sarah Day)
________
| |____| |
| __ |
| (__) |
| |
|________|

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CD (Sarah Day)
___
.' '.
/
( (0) )
/
'.___.'

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Mouse (Sarah Day)

____((______
| _ |
| |_|_| |
| | | |
| |___| |
|____________|

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Mermaids (jgs)

}}/ '
~ () ' _/} ,
~ /oo <')_><{ / ` ` / ~ jgs / ~ ,sSSs ,SSSS_/ ,_ sS/`))// sS//|_(_/ _, SS `""-.-'` / jgs sSS` ` `-==-'`'-._ ------------------------------------ Person reading a book (Stanislaw Ciszewski) ooooO .=====i=====. Ooooo | / | | | | | | <| | |> | |
| |~-.|_____|_____|.-~/| |
| ~-.(___).-~ / / |
__/-/_________________-__/

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Man smoking a pipe (Stanislaw Ciszewski)

__..-\ _
`\\ (_)
`\ _. O
`U o
` \~ _
| \~~~

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Robbery (Stanislaw Ciszewski)

,__ . . __
------ _*=_ : . __==__
(``) ,( ")> .:.__ (~~)
____ /~::~ ____'|~)__________`/;~____________
`|_::_|' (` | (~`._
_||_ /__|_ _.||[___]

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Portrait of a man wearing a hat (Stanislaw Ciszewski)

pooqpooq
odboodboodbo
T'._ _.`T
/Y O..O Y
//. _ ./
/;;;;;;;;__/;;;;;;;;

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Six lines strip-tease (Stanislaw Ciszewski)

X /~/ X/
"d )aa b"
(= //
/(`;' )/
//`==/'/
_/! ____/ !_

2 /~/ 6/
)aa //
(= //
/(`;' )/
//`==/'/
_/! ____/ !_

2 /~/ 6/
)aa //
(= //
/(_)(_)/
//`==/'/
_/! ____/ !_

2 /~/ 6/
)aa //
(= //
/(_)(_)/
//`==/'/
_/' ____/ `_

2 /~/ 6/
)aa //
(= //
/(_)(_)/
//`--/'/
_/' _Y'_/ `_

2 /~/ 6/
)aa //
(= //
/(* *)/
//`--/'/
_/' _Y'_/ `_

2 /~/ 6/
)aa //
(= //
/(* *)/
//` /'/
_/' _"._/ `_

[an idea for an animation?]

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Mermaids (ejm)

~ ~ ~~ ~~ _((, `,/ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
~~~ ~~~~~~ ()} )/~~~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~~~~~
~ ~ ~ ~~~~ `((-. // ~~ ~~ ~~~~
~ ~ ~*~~ )))./ ~~ ~~~ ~~~~~~ ~~~~~
~~ * )-(((( ` ~~~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~~~~~~
ejm *-) (___/ `_ ~~ ~~~~~ ~ ~~~~~ ~

~~ ~~ ~~~~~ ~~ `v'/ ~~ ~~ ~ ~ ~
~ ~~~ ~ ~ ,-, `, ~ ~~~~ ~~~
~~ ~ ~ ~~~ ))) ,. ~ ~~ ~~
** * ((((, , ~ ~~~ ~ ~
*`(/ / ) ( ~~~ ~~ ~~~~
ejm ) ,/ (___/ ,~~~~~~~ ~~ ~~~

~ ~ ~~ ~~ (( ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
~~~ ~~~~~~ `{)) ~~~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~~~~~
~ ~ ~ ~~~~ `((-. __ ~~ ~~ ~~~~
~ ~ ~*~~ ))).,. ~~~ ~~~~~~ ~~~~~
ejm ~~ * )-((((/`_`;--, ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~~~~~~
~~~~~*- )))) `(~~ ~~~~~ ~ ~~~~~ ~

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Mermaids (CJRandall)

1 ssMi
2 _. ~(")/
3 oOo/oo(
4 ^^^ ( )
5 )(
6 __ _______ _ /^^

1 ~sssSSs(Y-----------.
2 ~ssS( '} )) )
3 ~s/(*) (*)/_ / (
4 (( )) (( _` /( O
5 (( ' ))( `/ ( ^;,
6~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~^^^~~~~

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Mermaid (Kronome Gergely)

1 ,*@*@*@*.
2 ((((d.d))))
3 ,---.__ (^(^)) ~/)))
4 _.' ,-._ `-'. <^`_'_ 5 .;_, ( `. _) `---;^) 6 ' `)' `----' ` ------------------------------------ Chair (jgs) . .-===-. . | . . | . | .'. | . ()_____() . ||_____|| . jgs W W ------------------------------------ Couch/sofa (jgs) . .-="""""""""""=-. . | . . . . . . . | . | .'.'.'.'.'.'. | . ()_______________() . ||_______________|| . jgs W W ------------------------------------ Bed (jgs) . ()___ . ()//__/)_________________() . ||(___)//#/_/#/_/#/_/#()/|| . ||----|#| |#|_|#|_|#|_|| || . ||____|_|#|_|#|_|#|_|#||/|| . jgs || |#|_|#|_|#|_|#|_|| ------------------------------------ Elephant (ejm) _ ,--. ;c),. o}` `._,=, `. / , `. `/L`. )~ ejm /_/_ ------------------------------------ Running (jgs) . _( } . -= _ << . `.__/`/ . -= '--' ` . -= // . jgs ) ------------------------------------ Swimming (jgs) . ___ . /___ . .-.|=0-0=|.-. . (_.'.- _o_/`/-.'._/) . ~` - ~`-^_`~ -_~ ^- ~_` -~ _ . jgs - ~ - ^ - ~ - ~ - ------------------------------------ Bird (jgs) . __ . /'{>
. ____) (____
. //'--; ;--'
. ///////_/\
. jgs m m

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Turtle (jgs)

. __
. .,-;-;-,. /'_
. _/_/_/_|__) /
. '-<_><_><_><_>=/
. jgs `/_/====/_/-'_
. "" "" ""

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Frog (jgs)

. _ _
. (')-=-(')
. __( " )__
. / _/'-----'_
. ___ // //___
. jgs >____)/_---/_(____< ------------------------------------ Rabbit (jgs) . ((` . ___ '--._ . .'` `' o ) . / '. __.' . _| /_ __ . jgs {_______-'___ ------------------------------------ Parrot (Phil) 1 .--, 2 ,.-( (o) 3 / .)/ ') 4 .',./'/ )/ 5 ()=///=))))==() 6 / ------------------------------------ beachball (ejm) / (%) O_ | O_ // _/ ejm / | ------------------------------------ Me and my friends on an unfortunate boat trip. (Riitta Rasimus) _ (_) --""------- 0/ ^^ .___...../ /__| |__ _/H__, ^^ / #####^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~O/~~Q/~^~^~rr ------------------------------------ Mermaid (Stanislaw Ciszewski) . . `.`-; pVq _._ `..&_*_& .-=_~.-`--' .~_ ~`-`=/'~ .-~ :: ~= `~ ;.' `-' `-' ------------------------------------ Snowman (ldb) __ _|==|_ ('')___/ >--(`^^')
(`^'^'`)
`======' ldb

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Eagle (SK)

.`. _ _
__;_ /,//`
--, `._) (
'//,,, |
)_/
sk /_|

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An eagle with a fish (SK)

.`. _ _
__;_ /,//`
--, `._) ( __
'//,,, |_/(/
)_7"q`|>
sk /_| >

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Whale (Riitta Rasimus)

.
":"
___:____ |"/"|
,' `. /
| O ___/ |
~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~

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Lion (snd)

sSSSs
s(oo)s
s(Y)Ss'._
|, "._
/ /| /___
snd cc-'cc'cc-,-__)

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Donald Duck (snd)

(~')z
(00)
_{__}_
<=/x =7 "(oo-)" snd {>~~<} ------------------------------------ Mermaid (ldb) ,;:;, /^ /^ ((@ @)) \.//// ))=/(( |/// .((/")) |// //)W)(W(``''--.._/`'/ `m(,_))__________.' ldb Mermaid #1 ,;:;, /^ /^ ((@ @)) \.//// ))=/(( |/// .((/")) |// //)W)(W(``''--.._/`'/ `m(,_))__________.' ldb Mermaid #2 .;8B3;, /^ /^ ((b d)) \.//// ))o/(( |/// .((/~))). |// //(mVm)(((``''--..._,/`'/ `m `'-..m____________,'` ldb ------------------------------------ hat (with a feather) (Riitta Rasimus) (/; (/; .--..-(/; | (/; __|====/=|__ (____________) ------------------------------------ shirt (with short sleeves) (Riitta Rasimus) ___ ___ /| |/|| | /_| ' |.` |_ | |. | | |. | |___|.__| ------------------------------------ t-shirt (Riitta Rasimus) __ __ /| `-' | /_| o.o |_ | o`o'o | | o^o | |_______| ------------------------------------ trousers (or jeans) (Riitta Rasimus) ,==c==. |_/|_| | '|` | | | | | | | |__|__| ------------------------------------ skirt (Riitta Rasimus) =+=== / |. | |. | | |. | | |. | |_/____| ------------------------------------ pullover (very bad taste) (Riitta Rasimus) __ __ )HH/HH( |XXXXXXXX| |HHHHHHHH| |XXXXXXXX| |||||||| ------------------------------------ Boots (Riitta Rasimus) ._...... |X/.*| | |X/+ | | |X/* | | ____/ ; ; _____/|_/_/ ------------------------------------ Shoes (Riitta Rasimus) ___ _ |x | | /x | | /x __)_) __./x /| / / (_____/ |/|/ ------------------------------------ Mittens (Riitta Rasimus) ___ ___ /HHH /HHH |XXXXX| _ |XXXXX| |HHHHH|/H) (H|HHHHH| XXXXX/X/ XXXXXXX/ ||||||' `|||||| ------------------------------------ Gloves (Riitta Rasimus) _ _ ,|||. ,|||. ||||| ||||| |||||/) (||||| ,,, / ,,,/ |___| |___| ------------------------------------ overalls (Riitta Rasimus) _ _ /)`Y'( //| | | . | | | | |_|_| ------------------------------------ dress (Riitta Rasimus) /| | ( ./ ) : / ) : ( / : |__:__| | | (. /.) / ) . ( / v /....... | | ( / ) *// ))*(( ///| ////|\ ------------------------------------ Pineapple (jgs) ||/ ||/ .<><><>.
.<><><><>.
'<><><><>'
jgs '<><><>'

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Bride and groom (Riitta Rasimus)

... _M_
/( ) ( )
/ / / :
~~%/~~ |:|/
/ |||
/,,,,, |||

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Eagle (cjr)

__
_/ '>
_ _.-'( )'-._ _
'=._.=-( )-=._.='
|/-|
cjr Y Y

_| |/_
_- _ _/"=_ _/ -_
-_ `-'( )`-' _-
`=.__.=-( )-=.__.='
|/-|
cjr Y Y

_| __ |/_
_- _ _/"-> _/ -_
-_ `-'( )`-' _-
`=.__.=-( )-=.__.='
|/-|
cjr Y Y

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Carrot (Riitta Rasimus)

/_
_/
(,;)
(,.)
(,/
|/

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Pie (Riitta Rasimus)

(
)
__..---..__
,-=' / | `=-.
:--..___________..--;
.,_____________,./

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Lion (ldb)

/";;:;;"
(:;/,-,/;;)
(:;{ d b }:;)
(:;__Y__/;;)-----------,,_
,.. ,.. ___/___)__`
ldb (,,,)~(,,,)`-._##____________)

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Seal (ldb/ejm)

/^ /^
. \.////
==(^ = |///
/ ) |//
/( ``''---..._,/`'/
_', `-._______________,'` ldb/ejm

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Bar stool (Riitta Rasimus)
_____
|_/__|
|| ||
|| ||
||=||
|| ||

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A place to keep your CD player, VCR etc. (Riitta Rasimus)

____________________
| o | ,----------, |
|_____| |_===___O__| |
| o | | ... ### .| |
|_____|_|_O__ooo___|_|
(_) (_)

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Drawer(?) (Riitta Rasimus)

_______
|_o_|_o_|
|___o___|
|___o___|
|___o___|
|| ||

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Subject: Re: 6 line carrot

Does this count?

C
A
R
R
O
T

Its a six line carrot! 8-) (sorry, couldn't resist)

Tom Ewel

[VK's note: This joke only works _once_! Tom Ewel said it first, so
there's no need for all the rest of you to repeat it!]

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bikini and swimming suit (Riitta Rasimus)

/ | |
(_./_) ( ./ )
: /
=-.-= /
/ /
_/ _/

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t-shirt (Gerfried Fuchs)

__ __
/ `-'
/_| R |_
| E |
| M |
|_____|

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Jumper (Gerfried Fuchs)
__ __
/ `-'
/ | R |
/ /| E |
/_/ | M | _
|_____|

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Panther (SK)

/)-._
Y. ' _]
,.._ |`--"=
/ "-/
/) sk | |_ `|___
:::::::___/__________

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Handbag (Riitta Rasimus)
___
/
|__%__|
/ : :
( )
`-----'

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Road (Riitta Rasimus)

___ ,--. __________________________/ , /_______
'O---O'~
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ,--. _ _ _ _ _
_____ ~'O---O'
_______< Rome|_____ __________________________ || / , / ------------------------------------ shorts and sports shirt (for a fat, short man) (Riitta Rasimus) _ _ ) `-' ( |sponsor| |_______| |_/ , _| |___|___| ------------------------------------ bermudas (Riitta Rasimus) ===E=== /_] | [_ | | | | | |____|____| |____!____| ------------------------------------ blouse (Riitta Rasimus) .--= =--. / ./ (__| : |__) | : | | : | |___:___| ------------------------------------ pyjamas (Riitta Rasimus) _ _ /)`:'( //| : | |-'-| | | | |_|_| ------------------------------------ Sony Playstation (SgH) ________________ | |," `.| | SgH | / SONY | |O _ /> /_ | ___ _
|_(_)'.____.'(_)_| (")__(")
[___|[=]__[=]|___] //

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Steve Hammond wrote:
>Sony Playstation in 6 lines.
> ________________
> | |," `.| | SgH
> | / SONY |
> |O _ /> /_ | ___ _
> |_(_)'.____.'(_)_| (")__(")
> [___|[=]__[=]|___] //
>

Mhm.. Jail ?

________________
| |,"_ _`.| | SgH/sc
| / q o |
|O _ /> /_ |
|_(_)'._=__.'(_)_|
[___|[=]__[=]|___]

Stanislaw Ciszewski

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Horse (SK)

___
/,- `'-/._
_l//`| |.('_]
/--;A /t|
H LH H
A ^A ^ sk

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Baby (Naughty)

1 ,=""=,
2 c , _,{
3 / @ ) __
4 / ^~~^ <=.,__/ '}= 5 (_/ ,, ,,) _ _>_/~
6 ~_(/-)'-,_,_,_,-'(_)-(_) -Naughty

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Car (sd)

_______
____ .'|
/LEVY| .'_/ sd
____||_____________|
|| _/ _/
||

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Fredrik Sundquist wrote:
> Sarah and Tony Day wrote:
> >
> > _______
> > ____ .'|
> > /LEVY| .'_/ sd
> > ____||_____________|
> > || _/ _/
> > ||
> >
> > What a horrible pic! Eek. Maybe I can improve on it later. Oh well. It is 6
> > lines, anyhow.
>
>
> A turtle? (Could use more improvements, but I need some sleep)
>
> _______
> ____ .'|_-'_/
> / o "_/ _-'_`-'. sd/FS
> __/_..._____..._|'
> _/ _/
> `` ``
>

???

____ .----.>--. _______ ___ Do you believe in pyramids
/. . .J::,' Free Money, and all that stuff that kids
/_______L' Circulate to make the Internet real slow?

+-------------+
|# ad me | Well I know the Net is full of crime
|`-# Re:ad me | 'Cause I get this spam stuff all the time
|# EASY MONEY | But I can't just run away
|# XXX PICS!! | Because I haven't checked Usenet yet today ...
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|66A I am a lonely teenage computer nerd
/`'M With a dual boot of Linux and Hurd,
(| `M But I foresaw the Reich of Gates the Third
_> |M) The day, my server, died.
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,--. `_' I started singing:
(_.__) -(_)- Bye bye scam, you're just pie in the sky
, . Drove the Albanians crazy, and sucked them all dry
_.-*-._ Them good old admins let this spam slip by
_______/.-. Singing, `This'll be the day that I die;
(__._._) This'll be the day that I die'.

X Now for nigh on ten years we've been on our own
____/ __o____ While the Web grows fat on it's commercial throne,
/`-' T But that's not how it used to be;
. / ) o While the gopher sang for academic jocks
/`--/--' / In Veronica's closet and Archie's box,
:`-./A_,-'/> U Tim invented the H T tepee ...

And while Berners-Lee was looking down
,===-. Andreesen stole his thorny crown
|| Enquire Within was adjourned
|| _ And a 404 was returned
`==> [_] And while Oracular Priests gave out their marks
/ The Kibologists practised in the park
R e l o a d And I sang a ditty in the dark
The day, my server, died.

,--. `_' I was singing:
(_.__) -(_)- Bye bye scam, you're just pie in the sky
, . Drove the Albanians crazy, and sucked them all dry
_.-*-._ Them good old admins let this spam slip by
_______/.-. Singing, `This'll be the day that I die;
(__._._) This'll be the day that I die'.

_ __ _ With custom tags, and a file mime
// /-. The browsers began to waste our time
// // Eight megabytes high and growing fast;
<< // >> And as Id Est and the Lizard fought in the grass,
`' // The open-sourcers caught the pass
[] // With the Mosaic all in pieces, in the dust.

Now the smell of Java was sweet perfume
,-. But the Borg was playing a fighting tune
(_|L ) We all got ready to dance
_`& `_ Oh, but we never got the chance ...
`"'|)) 'Cause the programmers tried to take the field
_ L_J_ but the .java classes refused to yield
``-===-' ' Do you remember what Sun's tests revealed
The day, the server, died.

,--. `_' We had been singing:
(_.__) -(_)- Bye bye OS, you're just pie in the sky
, . We don't need you any more, so we'll kiss you goodbye
_.-*-._ But the good old Borg were drinking decaf, and why?
_______/.-. 'Cause that would be the day that they die
(__._._) That would be the day that they die.

1 (?) And meanwhile, ASCII artists in our places
2 ) A generation lost in tabs and spaces
3 .._o Trying to make our pics look right;
4 ..:/// So keep your sigs to four lines or three
5 ..:_/ And make sure that you use PGP
6 ..:/ 'Cause crypto is freedom's only friend ...

And as I watched Sanford Wallace on the stage
|"`--..,--'"| My hands were clenched in fists of rage
|[M] -|NEWS:| No angel born in hell
|[M] -|Spam | Could break that Satan's spell;
|`"--.|legal| And as the flames came flooding in
|`"--.|,--'"| alt.silly.newsgroups.clogged.up.tin
"`--.|,--'" I saw the Borg wear an evil grin
The day, my server, died.

,--. `_' I was singing:
(_.__) -(_)- Bye bye scam, you're just pie in the sky
, . Drove the Albanians crazy, and sucked them all dry
_.-*-._ Them good old admins let this spam slip by
_______/.-. Singing, `This'll be the day that I die;
(__._._) This'll be the day that I die'.

,---. I met a girl, Emily Postnews
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The New Thing

I started a community for writers at the Tribe.net network. I poked around awhile, decided I liked it better than SmartGroups. So I am going to have my writers community thing-a-whatever here instead.

Not a unique or perky name, just Writers Resource. But, it does the job. I made my first post and will invite Bev later. I have so few people I have kept in touch with online, especially since the tossing of BackWash and now SK and crew. But, I’m back now. I will do everything I wanted to do with the extinct HerCorner and then some. Nothing too radical but I have always had my ideas. Just cause no one else thinks they are viable doesn’t mean they won’t work, some how. I am, after all, a Dragon. We do the impossible and laugh about it. 😉

The Outcast Smurf

If you think about it, there is always an outcast in every story, even the Smurfs had that grumpy guy that never fit in and was kind of tolerated rather than really accepted and etc. Gilligan’s Island had Gilligan. Sure, he was the namesake of the show but he was tolerated, the group simpleton, but he was not someone who really fit in. I seem to be the Outcast Smurf often. I never quite figure out why this is and I’m not being melodramatic or whining. Just writing my own monologue as usual.

I am no longer writing for SK. Do I miss it? No. I wasn’t sure what I would be thinking or feeling at first. I put it on the back burner and dealt with all the other feelings awhile. That’s where the Outcast Smurf deal comes from. I’ve always been that odd one out. From a kid in school to the present. I’m ok with it, I don’t mind being alone. In a lot of ways it is much simpler than dealing with people and all their politics. Anyway, do you really want to keep people around who abandon you when you have tough times? No, there isn’t anything anyone can do to help but at least you would think they could not toss you overboard. Well, so what? Onwards, I have my own life raft tucked away in my handy backpack. I’ve rescued myself countless times already. I didn’t even cry more than a minute this time.

Bugger it all. You can’t say bugger it around too many people. They give you sort of shocked and funny/ odd looks. I doubt they know what ‘bugger it’ means, for me, personally. It would loosely translate as ‘be damned’ maybe. Likely you have your own phrase of choice for those times when you throw in the towel, pick up your toys and move along. Or when you know you are about a hundred dollars short on paying the rent this month and you say ‘bugger it’ and treat yourself to breakfast out for an extra $5. What huge difference will another 5 make when you’re already short 100. Just think bugger it and get on with the slow crawl to where ever you’re eventually winding up.

What else can I babble on about uselessly now….?

There is a guy at work, I don’t know if he is married or single. But, at first, I was watching him and then playing up when I knew he was listening (or able to hear). But, when he never made any approach or showed that he knew I was on the planet especially I just started not bothering. Yes, I watched him, but more as a writer than a woman looking for possibilities. Turns out that he knows my name. Sure we wear our names on our chests at work, nametags. But, he knew my name enough to use it twice now. I don’t think he could have seen my tag at the time either. For one thing he was too far away the other day. The time before I was serving a customer (I’m a cashier at a store) and the tag wasn’t very visible as I was reaching into the register for change. But, does it matter when (point A) I don’t know if he is married or single and (point B) he has not asked me out for coffee or anything else. Such is my dating history, pretty much flat lining.

I didn’t do much for St. Patrick’s Day. It was kind of nice working that day even though I was hoping I would have the day off. I always consider it a family holiday for my Grandmother and her sisters, County Cork, Ireland. I think it was Cork, she won’t be too impressed with me if I’ve remembered wrong now. She isn’t around to remind me. Anyway, it’s her day and I miss her. I wore green pants to work and Lillian brought in shamrock stickers which she passed out to everyone. She stuck one on my face which was kind of funny, a shamrock beauty mark.

I may quit the job on Sunday when I have my review. Odd timing that the review came up now. I picked up an application for Zehrs today, same job but no credit card selling. Same lifting of endless mountains of stuff. Oh how I hate stuff, cartloads of it. People just can’t know how I cringe inside as they wheel it all up. Worse only are the people who ignore me or are out right grumps. What is it like to live like that and why would they choose to be that way? Can’t they see how being pleasant is so much better in so many ways? Also, I give discounts to people who are chatty and pleasant. The others can bugger it, I don’t go out of my way for them. “You thought it was on sale, oh? Ho-hum, I guess it’s not. Do you still want it?” If only they knew that a little eye contact, a smile, a few words of social pleasantness could have gotten them somewhere. Instead they are no where, just living in the land of grumpiness where they can remain and likely will. Likely they think everyone is just like they are. You tend to find what you expect to find. I expect better and usually find it, even if I do coax it out of people. It does make the day pass by a lot faster. I will never understand those grumpers, what kind of a life is that?

Not writing for SK is kind of liberating. I had a couple of other things on the go but I let them get crowded out to be there for SK and such. Now, I can re-sort the priorities and I am even going to work on getting out an article for one of the writing magazines. There’s a worthy goal. 🙂

Also, I was in Dmoz tonight and found a site by a woman chef with kids, husband and her own business. It was a nice site, pretty graphics and recipes and a forum and other stuff I didn’t really get into looking at. But, I was thinking that here is a site and a woman I would like to interview and she might not have wanted to be interviewed as part of SK. But, now I could do something on my own. But, do I want to run a site for women? One, there are quite a lot of them out there. Two, do I want more stuff I HAVE to do? Three, what for? I think three is winning out. Yes, it would be nice but what for? Web content should have a purpose and a focus, I don’t have a tight enough grip on either of those to start taking leaping lizards all over the place. It isn’t something I will just forget about, but… I get endless ideas, ambitions and passions that I have to narrow it down to things that are actually important and workable enough. Practical too.

I found a couple of quotes tonight. The first was in a magazine I browsed while I was out. The second came from the chef’s website GirlyRose.com and I found the third myself when I went looking for more Agatha Christie quotes.

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell

“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainty that just to be alive is a grand thing.” – Agatha Christie

“Most successes are unhappy. That’s why they are successes – they have to reassure themselves about themselves by achieving something that the world will notice.” -Agatha Christie

My New Site

Friends, tourists, countrymen…

ShopGrrl http://www.shopgrrl.com

I’m still adding and taking things back but there is stuff to be seen. The Bravenet stuff is ok but I’d rather not have to go to another site to deal with having messageboards. So those may get the unkindest cut, soon.

I do want to finish organizing all the ASCII art I’ve collected in almost 8 years of being a web denizen/ creature. Also, I’ve begun making really kitschy stick grrl art. (Deanna would approve, in fact she’s already seen two of them). I want to make a freebie greeting card page. But, I don’t want it to look really dorky, slightly dorky is ok with me.

Kareem posted to the SK boards. I was happy. Then I wandered here to see that in fact he is alive! Now I can feel guilt for not checking sooner. Well, I’m not a complete heel. I did pop in twice in the last few months.

Anyway, I’m pretty much giving up on LJ cause I am forever having to retype my password and I hate that cause I can never remember the darn things. Yes, someone clever would just use the same one everywhere. But, some sites won’t let you use short p-words or force you to add numbers to your standard text p-word. Which all just makes me want to say the f-word. Bite me.

You can poke your sticks through the bars of my cage at ShopGrrl.com I’m not writing at BackWash, any version (well now and then the ABW side, just cause I love red) any more. Gracie offered me a hot red sports car, freebies for anything I care to review (that’s a long list) and she finally admitted I have better boobs. How could I say no to writing for Sex-Kitten.net after that?

Sometimes I’m writing for LockerGnome and I’m doing a lot with Suite101.com (writing an Internet topic, managing the Writing and Publishing community and when I can stay awake long enough I copyedit various topics in Religion, Writing and whatever else appears on my list).

I am blogging at BlogSpot too. I was trying to build myself up into a daily routine but that only lasts a few days.

I'm Not Dead

Just flooded with things to do. I wrote a new erotic story for Gracie’s SK site which is due to open on the 20th. She thought I was going to leave it for the last minute… hah! Not quite.

I am also wandering around Suite101 as the new CM (community manager) for Writing and Publishing. I updated my Internet Unplugged topic there too. I also made an ASCII art graphic (from my own ASCII art) for the Writing Community. I managed to upload that one but the one I also made for the Internet topic is still waiting to be loaded. I haven’t found where you load it from. Emailed for help on that one.