ASCII Art

Source: State Highway Sign Makeover - Google Groups Found while online looking for the old site. When did you last see an ASCII art signature file?
I want to make my own Godzilla (Gojira) in ASCII art. I’ve found a few other ASCII Godzillas and I have some Godzilla images for reference and inspiration. Of course, I’m already thinking small. There is probably some deep psychological reason for always planning a small image. But, does anyone really want to spend time on that? Not I. Here is the ASCII art I have found so far. (I may have already posted them. I have had the idea for awhile). The first ASCII is my favourite and pretty much how I want my own to turn out. But, it's using the Japanese font so I'm still going to have the problem of those plates/ ridges on the back.  With ASCII art dragons I've just made a few triangle shapes - skipping the issue of anything elaborate. Not so with Godzilla. Here are the images. Most of them are chibi (I may not be remembering the spelling right). I like the last one for most of the features but the knees are odd looking and the feet are too big for how I see it in my own head. I want to keep it to the original Japanese gojira. That's the image of Godzilla I always think of first.
Found on the Wayback Machine these days, originally CeeJay Central.
This was my very first ascii with a story line. It's titled "TAXI!" and is about a guy who can't get a cab. This ascii contain some extended-ascii characters so it's not pure ascii-art. But please remember that i had only been ascii'ing for 2 hours when i did it and was still very much a newbie. To fully understand it you need to know that most textdisplay can only show 80 characters on one line - Try opening a dosprompt and see for yourself.
I've assumed emojis came from emoticons, the ASCII text smileys. But, I've got a new theory now. Did emojis really start as wingding/ webding fonts and evolve into their current versions, dragging along the yellow smiley along the way? I don't see how emojis have much in common with the emoticons. An emoji is far more an image than a smiley. What do you think?
Source: Penguin Pete's Blog - BBS ads: a tour of ASCII and ANSI art from the 80s and 90s - Part 2 I made a train too. This one is longer than mine. I like it.
Source: ASCII Art | Signature Museum
Source: DMOZ - Arts: Visual Arts: ASCII Art Do you have an ASCII Art site? Submit it to the directory.