This is a strange world. Even the words are strange. A parallel universe inhabited by people no older than 20 on planet Zog. Perhaps 25. Everyone on the planet never grows old. They spend their time creating Twitter ascii images and memes and take great delight in the task. It is the world of ascii images, emojis and memes (if you are uncertain what these words mean please go to the base of the page).
In case you are over 25-years-of-age I am referring to images of cats created using keyboard symbols and letters (and also rarely used symbols). It looks fiddly. You’ll need to practice 🙂 . When sending a message they add a little bit if impact or interest which helps to get the message across.
Emojis are added in to spice them up as you can see. There is a well known ‘sign bunny meme’. It is an ascii-drawn bunny holding a sign. I thought the bunny was a cat! It is a bona fide internet meme used to draw attention to something that is being said.
I am not going to tell you how to do them because I don’t know fully. Some of the symbols are obvious. I think a work around would be to cut and paste the image rather than create it each time it is used. For that reason I have published some images that can be cut from this page (I hope).
There are millions of young people on the internet who are very creative and funny. They inhabit this alternative world and it is interesting. I don’t have anything else to say because I am an alien to planet Zog. They would not let me in at immigration. As I said it is only for the under 25s and I am ancient.
For those who are unsure of some of the words used:
- Ascii – pronounced ‘ASS-kee’. Stands for American Standard Code for Information Interchange.
- Meme – an idea, behavior, or style that spreads by means of imitation from person to person within a culture and often carries symbolic meaning…
- Emoji – ideograms and smileys used in electronic messages and web pages.