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May 28 2006

Celebrity ASCII art. Bit of a strange one this. Someone has taken the trouble to make pictures of famous people including Whedonverse stars in ASCII.

Whedon related pictures include Sarah Michelle Geller, Alyson Hannigan, Jewel Staite and Nathan Fillion for the ladies.

Ron Glass is here too, as well as Adam Baldwin. This is very cool. You just don't see as much ASCII art these days.
Edited to add - be sure to read some of the descriptions above the art.

[ edited by Lioness on 2006-05-28 15:41 ]
Oh my. "AsciiBabes.com". I am so so amused.
Hun? OK, I'll ride along just to see where this will go. I'm so silly in that way.
That's just odd.
Alan Tudyk is there but his last name is misspelled.
Just to note, the link may not be suitable for work. When I tried to click on SMG, it redirected me to "Adult Friend Finder". >_<
"Elisha Dushku" is an option...
Just to note, the link may not be suitable for work. When I tried to click on SMG, it redirected me to "Adult Friend Finder". >_<

Sorry, didn't notice that. It only happens if you click on the name under galleries.
Okay. I just officially got my mind blown. This is nerdiness to a whole new level.
There are even stranger people. Wanna see parts of Star Wars in ASCII? Go here.
It should be said, these things aren't handmade. It's not like a vast amount of time goes into running the program or filter or whatever that makes pictures into ASCII.
That's what I thought when I looked at them. It wouldn't be mind-bogglingly difficult to just make a photoshop filter or even a standalone program that could do that.

Still. Freaky.
You just don't see as much ASCII art these days.


Agreed. Kind of sad, really. A decade or more ago there were some vastly talented ASCII artists out there that acutally did the stuff by hand. *Sigh* It was one of those things I was never able to master ... still wish I could though.
Do you guys remember the ASCII boom in '93 too? What happened? I think they were exhibitioning some of the ASCII portraits in the Louvre...

Seriously though, this is very impressive. I only took a quick look, but I also saw Charisma Carpenter, Kristy Swanson (from the original movie) and Sean Maher.

ETA: And Summer and Morena and Gina and Chiwetel--which makes all key players in "Serenity." (Some Browncoats involved, no?) Also, Michelle Trachtenberg, Emma Caulfield, Marc Blucas, and Elisabeth Rohm. I THINK that's everyone who hasn't been mentioned, but I could have missed someone....

[ edited by WilliamTheB on 2006-05-28 20:58 ]
Ariane, that Star Wars asciimation is hilarious. Time for someone to step up to the plate & re-create Serenity in asciimation. Got a lot of free time, anyone?
There's a program that does this. I ASCII'd a bunch of Angel DVD caps when I was bored a couple of years ago:


[ edited by areacode212 on 2006-05-28 22:08 ]
Kind of sad, really. A decade or more ago there were some vastly talented ASCII artists out there that acutally did the stuff by hand.

A decade or so ago? We used to do this in the 70s when we still used punch cards and card readers - wow - how sad was that!
In addition to the ones already mentioned, the following are also present: Charisma Carpenter, Elisabeth Rohm, Gina Torres, Jamie Bergman, Julie Benz, Michelle Branch, and Michelle Trachtenberg

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