ASCII-animations

This is one of the reasons that I left GeoC

Say NO! to Geocities Watermark and/or Popups

As if popups and obligatory banners on EVERY page weren't enough!!
You can send your displeasure about the watermark and/or popups
by filling out a GeoCities Comment Submission Form
.

Newsflash! June 1999.
Yahoo! took over GeoCities and the watermark appears to be gone. But there are promises that it will return in a NEW improved version. Yikes!

Here is a Javascript Ascii-animation depicting the horror

In order to view it, you must have Netscape Navigator 3.01, MSIE 4.0, Opera 3.2b2 (or higher) with the Javascript enabled.

                           ||
              `)           ||
           __  \           ||
          {`))/'           |_
          .(((/            !`.  <---- cursor
         /,(`))            ||
         \  )(____.---- )  ||   <---- edge of page
         ')/ \ `       (   ||
          / ' \ `     _)   ||
         /  '  \  ,-_,.)   ||        ___
        /   '    (( *))    ||      _/   | ____,^@@---
       /   _!____.`;-'     ||     |_____|  __/>   \ EEEEeeeeek!!!
      /_.-'   /   <<___    ||       ---  ==    >      IT CHANGED!!!!
 ejm    /|   |`_ ((    ))  ||     [_____]     __>,^
        \/        `---''   || ejm  |   |     //| |
___________________________[]    (but it still floats
            _                           and moves as you scroll)
             /|          
            /
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What is the watermark?

If you have Netscape 4 or MSIE 4, sadly, you already know. This is something like it looked at first:
[Watermark gif]
(I cannot show the actual watermark image because of copyright issues)

But GeoCities, in their wisdom, improved the watermark by making it an animated image! (and changing the size from 1.41kb to 3.30kb -I optimized it and got it down to 2.52kb, without changing its looks as far as I know) It only morphs once and then stays on the "g". This is roughly what the watermark looks like once it has finished animating:
[improved Watermark gif]
(I cannot show the actual watermark image because of copyright issues)

        ___     /
      _/   |    \,^@@--- No matter how hard one tries...
     |_____|  __/>   \      it WON'T go away!
       ---  ==    >
     [_____]    __>,^             Say  N O !
ejm   |   |    //| |      to the Geocities Watermark.

                .-----. 
             .*       / *.
   __|      *     _/|_)  _*.)          
  (_ |  -) | _ \ (  / | || !|  -_)(_-< 
 \___|\__|\.___/\__/|_|\_|_.|\___|___/ 
           *   wat/rmark   * 
            *.   /       .*
              *./______.*

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