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I need to spruce up my debugging messages. I have a smiley in there :D, but someone suggested using a unicorn. There are some nice resources on ASCII unicorns (e.g., but these are all too large to fit on one line. How should I go about writing in a small ASCII unicorn?

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lol, this is such a silly and off-topic question. it was worth it for the herd of unicorns, though – Claudiu May 30 '13 at 13:37
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Here are my attempts:

  ~nn°'    `°nn~       ~m°'    `°m~
  ~nn"'    `"nn~       ~m"'    `"m~
  ~nnº'    `ºnn~       ~mº'    `ºm~
  ~nnº¯    ¯ºnn~       ~mº¯    ¯ºm~
  ~nn^'    `^nn~       ~m^'    `^m~

Note: ° (degree), º (masculine ordinal indicator), and ¯ (macron) aren't ASCII.

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hehe awesome looks like you have a herd of unicorns! each slightly different, which makes sense too – Claudiu Aug 12 '10 at 21:50

I've been trying! Haha! Believe meee! I can't find any, but how about some other single line pictures?

Like a fish:


or a snail:


or a spider:


or a caterpillar:


or just something like:

(>n_n)># (Debug line number indicator? :D)
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oo yes intriguing results! i'll have to work those in somehow. – Claudiu Aug 10 '10 at 22:13
@Claudiu Even added a few more ;D! – BloodPhilia Aug 10 '10 at 22:14
mm that is a brilliant confused face, i have to admit! but is not strict ascii sadly – Claudiu Aug 10 '10 at 22:20
@Claudiu Aww I forgot! Darn! I'd love to see a debug log of yours when it's done! haha! – BloodPhilia Aug 10 '10 at 22:32
<===>\_---^--- - USS Enterprise :) – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Aug 11 '10 at 3:01

Star Wars fan? Here's an AT-AT:


* rimshot *

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This sort of looks like an upside-down unicorn, if you squint enough:

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