Groundhog Day ASCII Text Art

Merry Groundhog Day!

I'm not sure this actually is a groundhog. Looks like it was a porcupine given an overhaul.
I'm not sure this actually is a groundhog. Looks like it was a porcupine given an overhaul.

Have an ASCII Art kind of Groundhog Day!

Finding ASCII art for Groundhog Day was a challenge. At first I could only find the three groundhogs by 'sesm'. They were on a secondary blog, with broken code. So I fixed up the poor little critters and pulled them together in an image file. I thought this would be a pretty sad post if that was the best I could do.

But, I wound up in the ASCII Art archives on Google Groups and there I found... two more groundhogs, sort of. One of my groundhogs is a recycled porcupine originally and I'm not sure which of two artists created it. So I left names off (unless I get confirmation from one of them). The other groundhog was created by Tina. This was also another creature originally, a rabbit. Often an ASCII artist will 'diddle' the original creation of someone else in order to turn it into something else or, to show how it can be tweaked just a bit better.

Anyway, that's your ASCII art word for the decade most likely. ASCII art has become kind of retro, we aren't inventing many new words at this point.

Happy Groundhog Day! I never quite remember whether we want Wiarton Willie to see his shadow or not. Either way, hope the winter is just snowy enough for you.

Merry Groundhog Day from Me

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That Grrl 4 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada Author

Thank you. Just one of them is my own though. I like my own the best, but I'm biased.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Love your artwork! Those groundhogs are so cute.


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That Grrl 4 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada Author

Yes, they're old things, been around for years.


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claudiafox 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Not only economic, but recyclable too, as you can re-use the letters afterwards.


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That Grrl 4 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada Author

Thank you too. I've been making ASCII art since 1998. It's a cheap hobby.


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Zac828 4 years ago from England

Love this, brilliant hub, totally agree with Natalie.


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That Grrl 4 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada Author

Thank you. :)


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NatalieSack 4 years ago from Pittsburgh, PA

What a unique and interesting thing to write a hub about!

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