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The Donger List holds all the ASCII art you could dream of

ASCII and you shall receive.


Marisa Kabas


Posted on Nov 10, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 5:58 am CDT

If someone tells you they’re a Donger enthusiast, they’re not a pervert, but rather someone who enjoys “a set of unicode characters assembled to form a text emoticon.” That’s the definition according to Donger List, a comprehensive collection of text emoticons for almost every occasion.   Ever since ¯_(ツ)_/¯ rose to power, you might have felt pressure to step up your text emoticon game and ascii game. And the Dongers are here to help.    Feeling excited? There’s a Donger for that:  


How about upset? There’s a Donger for that, too:  


 Or, what if you just feel like sending your friend a cute little animal holding an umbrella? There’s a Donger to fill that need:  


 There are currently 512 figures in this library, with new ones consistently being added. Unlike the emoji library, which has constantly been lauded for its lack of diversity and just announced updates, the Dongers know no color or creed.    There’s a Donger for everything, and they’re all at your beleaguered fingertips. All you need is a keyboard and a dream.  

Photo via Bekathwia/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)



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*First Published: Nov 10, 2014, 4:09 pm CST