The introductory piece is called Breakout. This work merges two of my interests, classical video games and ascii art.
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Alright, I admit that Campfire is more than 4 lines tall. It was designed, however, with the intention of keeping it within the width limit. I felt, however, that the limit did injustice to the work, and would render it unsatisfactory.
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Living in Minnesota, it is only natural for your thoughts to "drift" (groan) to snow. Snowplow thusly arrived.
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I was just randomly doodling at the time when Nail Me Again appeared. This work went on to appear in another form later on...
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The next three all emerged from the same contemplative state of mind. I was bitten by the poetic bug one evening, and Palm, Gum, and Myku emerged.
. -- - ( =- -- - ( .-' Oh, stylized tree in a hurricane... -- - - ||-(' the winds that blow ye, --- - || -abg exist only in thought. .'''' (-()() -abg "Chewing Gum" - A self portrait. ) (_ .'''' "Sitting alone, key (-()() -abg dreaming, black... white, a hyphen ) brings/leaves me to thought." - "ASCII man" - self haiku.
I had been kicking Glasses around as an idea for a while. In a fit of creation, it jumped from one electrical impulse to another.
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The Hockey Clubs had originally meant to be hockey sticks (I played as a youth) but after I finished, I realized that they could be seen either way.
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Pencil Cross-Section was originally meant to be a full pencil, but the sharpened end did not look right, so I halved it. Notice the similarities to Nail Me Again above.
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