Chateau Bellevue – But not the One Demolished

I wanted to find some photos of the Chateau in France which was demolished by mistake. I read it had been a hotel for awhile. I did end up finding an old website for it but the content has been taken down, recently I’m pretty sure. Anyway, this place with the same name (Chateau Bellevue) came up in my search. Nice to see it. But, it’s not the same structure as the one I was looking for.

Photos of Bordeaux Chateau B&B, Plassac
This photo of Bordeaux Chateau B&B is courtesy of TripAdvisor
Photos of Bordeaux Chateau B&B, Plassac
This photo of Bordeaux Chateau B&B is courtesy of TripAdvisor

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Art Theft at Second Life

This is my original wedding ASCII art, from my ASCII art gallery – ldb ASCII Art

My ASCII art stolen (with my artist initials removed and not even so little as a  link back to me) and stolen by someone who doesn’t even know how to make it look right. I happened to find this by chance tonight. I was updating and searched Google for wedding ASCII art just out of curiousity. When I noticed my own wedding ASCII art (art I made for MY OWN WEDDING!!) I know I had never done it with a black background. I looked at the source and there it is, available for sale for $25!!! How nice of her!!!! I tracked down the woman from a link on her Second Life profile and I sent her a note via her own website, Nikki Lynn Design.

From the Original Respect ASCII Artists Campaign Page (now 404)

What is the “Respect ASCII Artists Campaign”? Well, it’s something that I decided to do not long after a few things happened that I didn’t agree with. When an ascii artist draws any art, that art is rightfully theirs. No other person has a right to claim the art. Most ascii artists will tag their art in some for or another. Such as…

Link With This Ribbon

Yeah! I got the SnowGlobe back up! LoL This SnowGlobe for instance, was made by Joan Stark. Her tag is the jgs. This is how people know that the ascii was drawn by her. When an artist colors it, for example how I colored it. The tag must always stay with that ascii art. Even if hidden within the color, the art is still tagged and people will know what artist drew it.

Not only does the respect go towards the ascii art. We can go a bit further with their popup files. Anything really, not belonging to you should not be changed without prior consent of that particular artist or creator. It’s just common sense and respect towards others.

Many people get confused about copyright laws and what they mean, I’ve included a few links below to let you know exactly what they are. They are important not only to the ASCII artists, but to any artist who creates. Such as…an artist who creates graphics for you to use on your websites. Give all artists the respect of a simple link back to their pages. All it takes is one or two lines of code. That’s all. Just like the tag on any ASCII art, link back to a graphic artist as well. They will thank you for it. If you don’t know who the graphic or ascii was made by….then kindly state that somewhere in the ascii art or on the website. If that artist sees it, they will be able to let you know. But in the mean time, just make sure that you give due credit.

Internet copyright Information
Intellectual Property Law Primer

Now… Hopefully, I have explain myself well enough for you to understand what point I am trying to make. It’s just important to give credit where the credit is due…just do the right thing. If you wish to support this cause, please download the ribbon to your own server and upload it with a link back to this page. Let’s let others know what this is all about. Thanks, and feel free to email me if you wish and I’ll put you on the list of supporters. Let’s do if for the artists as well as ourselves. We owe that to them.

Big Cat ASCII Art Collection

Big Cat – ASCII art – Starts with an ASCII art FAQ.

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`> (o) (o) <` :>(.: Y :.)<: /~// {^~^} ````` What`s ASCII ? ASCII (ask'-ee) is an acronym for "American Standard Code for Information Interchange." This standard was developed by the American National Standards Institute. It is a coding scheme which assigns numeric values to letters, numbers, punctuation marks, and other certain characters such as control codes. By standardizing the values for these characters, ASCII enables computers and computer programs to exchange information. ASCII is the basic coding system which computers use to communicate with one another.Essentially, ASCII artwork denotes pictures which are created without using graphics. They are "non-graphical graphics". Its palette is limited to the symbols and characters that you have available to you on your computer keyboard. Specifically those 95 which are listed on the below ASCII chart. International symbols, such as the UK pound sterling sign, are not considered to be ASCII characters because they are not universal on all systems The ASCII character set consists of 128 characters (numbered from 0 to 127) which are standard on nearly all types of computers. The first 32 characters (0 to 31) are assigned to communication and printer control codes-- non-printing characters -- these include the control codes for signalling end of transmission, a beep, escape, backspace, and more. The last ASCII character, 127, is another control code representing the'Delete' key. The other characters (32 to 126) are the ones which appearon a "standard" keyboard. These are the characters which are used to create ASCII art. The ASCII characters used in ASCII art are the 95 characters from #32 to #126, as follows. 032 [space] 048 0 064 @ 080 P 096 ` 112 p 033 ! 049 1 065 A 081 Q 097 a 113 q 034 " 050 2 066 B 082 R 098 b 114 r 035 # 051 3 067 C 083 S 099 c 115 s 036 $ 052 4 068 D 084 T 100 d 116 t 037 % 053 5 069 E 085 U 101 e 117 u 038 & 054 6 070 F 086 V 102 f 118 v 039 ' 055 7 071 G 087 W 103 g 119 w 040 ( 056 8 072 H 088 X 104 h 120 x 041 ) 057 9 073 I 089 Y 105 i 121 y 042 * 058 : 074 J 090 Z 106 j 122 z 043 + 059 ; 075 K 091 [ 107 k 123 { 044 , 060 < 076 L 092 108 l 124 | 045 - 061 = 077 M 093 ] 109 m 125 } 046 . 062 > 078 N 094 ^ 110 n 126 ~
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What`s ASCII Art Good For ?

ASCII Art is the dinosaur of computer graphics.
It can be useful since many people's e-mail
programs do not view graphics files without the
help of another program. Some e-mail
programs don't allow anything except text files
to be sent and/or received. And most people are
leery about downloading an unknown attachment.
Using ASCII characters to create a text drawing
allows pictures to be added to nearly all email.
The only catch is that the reader must view
the ASCII art picture in a fixed-pitch font--
and nearly all mail readers have an option for fixed-pitch fonts.

Here Are Some Good Uses For ASCII Art:

to add pictures to text email
for illustrations of subject matter
to create flow charts or diagrams
for birthday/holiday greetings
for signature files
to liven-up dull but essential business email
to illustrate e-zines
for use on text-only webpages.

(some people still use Lynx and other non-graphical browsers, believe it or not!)
for use on any webpages

(text pictures loads faster than the large graphics
many people turn graphics off)
to create coloring pages for children and adults
for use on BBSs (bulletin board systems)
for use on MUDs and MUGs (multi-user dungeons and games)
for use on mIRC (internet relay chat)
to print out for Holiday cards and greetings
just for fun and aesthetic value!

Veiwing ASCII Art Correctly

You must display it in a font that has uniform
character width.This is also known as a "fixed-pitch font."Your
browser should have some provision for setting a fixed font. Fixed-pitch
fonts include "Courier" "FixedSys", or "Monaco". This is important because
viewing ASCII art in proportional spacing will cause it to look skewed.
ASCII Art is not made in proportional fonts because the letter widths vary
from font to font. Even if you know what font the pictures were created
in, it still tends to look skewed. ASCII art is universal but only if
it is created and viewed in a fixed-pitch font and without any non-ASCII characters.

Does ASCII art looks fine on my website and itlooks skewed on their system.
Check the font!!!! ASCII art **must** be created and viewed in the fixed-pitch
font. (AOL and WebTV users-- you ONLY have capabilities for a proportional
font-- you will not be able to see the ASCII art properly unless you copy/paste
it to notepad or a text editor in the proper font; or unless you print it out).

Parker's ASCII Art


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WELCOME TO MY ASCII ART COLLECTION
All pieces of ASCII art on this site (except those in the contributed section) were created by me.

The Latest:
12/24/04 I apologize to all of my (nonexistant) faithful viewers for the lack of activity on this page. I no longer have much interest in ASCII art. Currently, it is the web design that fascinates me. Therefore, I now spend my time making new pages rather than making new art or other updates for this one. I never got very good, but the art on here is fine and does the job of making people more aware of this interesting art form. I suppose that this is me relinquishing my duties as an ASCII artist. Instead of leaving this page out to dry like some, I felt I needed to give a few parting words. After looking through the artwork here, please continue to my WEB DESIGN page to see the other pages that I have made. ENJOY!

WHAT IS ASCII ART
ASCII (pronounced askee by some) is an acronym for American Standard Code for Information Interchange. It consists of only the following characters:
AaBbCcDdEeFfGgHhIiJjKkLlMmNnOoPpQqRrSsTtUuVvWwXxYyZz
1234567890!@#$%^&*()-=_+[]{}|;:'",.<>/?`~ and the space character. This means no underlines, no bolds, and no accented characters, only those characters. ASCII text is usually composed and viewed with the Windows program Notepad. ASCII text is most commonly saved as a .txt file. ASCII art is art that consists of only these characters in a fixed-width font. A fixed-width font is one where every character has the same width. The most commonly used font for ASCII art is Courier New.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO USE A PIECE OF MY ART
You may, but I ask that you do the following: 1) Do not alter the art or alter/remove the signature (you should remove the notes after it, however)
2) Include a link back to here, ie:
www.oocities.com/gameguy43
3) Email me at parker_gamemaster@hotmail.com (parker_gamemaster@hotmail.com) and give me the URL or other means of accessing the location of my piece (i.e. aim SN if it is used in your aim profile) simply so I can assure that it is unaltered and still beautiful :)

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE A PIECE OF ART
Be sure that it only contains the characters described in the WHAT IS ASCII section and was composed in the font Courier New. The best way is to save your piece of art as a .txt file and attach it to the email, as this will keep the formatting from being changed. If you cannot do this, just send it in the body of the email. No matter what way u submit, BE SURE YOU INCLUDE A SIGNATURE!

A LITTLE HISTORY
It began with a few one-line images of smiley faces in aim conversations. I learned about courier new and fixed-width fonts when writing a faq for GameFaqs.com. Though the faq was never published, I came out with my first piece of ASCII art:
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I started doing other people's names so they could put it in their AIM profile. Sometime in march 2004 I changed my website which had been about electronic gaming into a collection of my ASCII art works. The old website layout can be found here (an earlier version of this layout can be found here. At the time I thought it was the most unique thing in the world; I even boasted on the front page that it was the only site made entirely of text. I have since learned that I am not alone in my interest in this unique art form. If you are interested in seeing some other people's work after u browse mine, you can start with the links at the bottom of this page.

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Please note that to view this website as it was meant to be viewed, you may have to enlarge your browser window until you can see all of the above message without scrolling. Note also that the advertisements on this site can be minimized then closed by hitting the small button on the top right of them.

This is the only site on the internet (that I know of) that is made entirely of text.  Look for yourself at the source code.  I try to keep things simple on this site.  The actual prupose of this site is to provide you with interesting little goodies made entirely of text.  I like to call this:

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So feel free to use anything from this site on your website or AIM profile or whatever, AS LONG AS YOU INCLUDE A LINK BACK TO HERE. I would appreciate it if you told me about it also. You can navigate the site via the links at the bottom of each page (I would have a sidebar, but I told you already that I wanted this site to be simple, made of only text with little formatting)

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(I could make you one of these with the first letter of your name on the shirt or something)
((Also, dont assume that this is a boy, it could very well be a bald girl in shorts, you sexist pig))
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oo oo o oo oo oo ooo oo oooooo oo ooo ooo oo ooo oo
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(note that I am in no way affiliated with nintendo)

The following are drafts of my self-portrait, the last one being the final version

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Treasure Hunt in the Library (New York)

NY Public Library to hold overnight treasure hunt – Yahoo! News.

NEW YORK – The majestic main branch of the New York Public Library is seeking 500 people to spend the night there on a scavenger hunt designed to tap into their inner creativity and potential as they explore its miles of rare treasures.

The hunt, called “Find the Future: The Game,” was created for the library’s centennial celebration by Jane McGonigal, renowned for designing games that tackle real-world problems.

“We realized that if we could bring players face to face with these treasures, these world-changing objects from the past, they would be able to tap into their own world-changing potential,” said McGonigal, the author of the best-seller “Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World.”

Would-be scavengers at the midtown Manhattan library can register on a website going online Friday. Each needs to complete a written challenge, or quest, for the chance to play the game, which starts on May 20 at 8 p.m. and ends the next day at 6 a.m.

“We want people to engage with their imaginations, their creativity,” said Caro Llewellyn, the producer of the library’s centennial celebration.

The goal of the game is for people to write stories about the kind of future they want to see and the kind of world they envision, she said.

It’s an opportunity, McGonigal added, for people to “leave their own legacy.”