The Arte of ASCII: Or, An True and Accurate Representation of an Menagerie of Thynges Fabulous and Wonderful in Ye Forme of Character (RFC8140)
Original Publication Date: 2017-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-Apr-02
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Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, where princes were available to those who knew how to kiss, and frogs could be picked up by the handful and were sold in brown paper bags at the shop on the corner of your street, there was an impish discovery made by the appropriately named Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg. His name, it turned out, was coincidentally fortuitous for when he uncovered the Gutenberg Press he was able to claim it as his own.
Independent Submission A. Farrel Request for Comments: 8140 Old Dog Consulting Category: Informational 1 April 2017 ISSN: 2070-1721
The Arte of ASCII: Or, An True and Accurate Representation of an Menagerie of Thynges Fabulous and Wonderful in Ye Forme of Character
Ever since Gutenberg discovered and patented ASCII and the corresponding "Courier New" font with its now-famous "ten" point size, artisans and artificers have striven to represent their views of the world in print.
Similarly, starting from Darwin's discovery of the hippogriff and his subsequent registration of the creature as an International Trade Mark, men (and some women) have struggled to catalog the fabulous variety that is called "nature".
This document supplies a number of representations of all manner of things (both elemental and hypothetical) supplied by some of our best collectors of curios and delivered in a manner that may well be reused by the cunning document author.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
2. Beasts of the Land . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
2.1. The Troll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
2.2. The Unicorn Rampant . . . . . . . . ....