☑ Postal Credits ASCII Art

During the end-credits of the game Portal, there is a series of ASCII art images displayed along with the great song “Still Alive”. Most are relatively easily recognizable, except the following one. What the heck is it? It almost looks like one of those yule-log cakes or jelly-rolls. Mmm… 😋

Unidentified Portal ASCII-art

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  1. Well, it turns out that the figure is actually GLaDOS herself. The script in one of the resource files actually has the text representations of the ASCII art images from the credits and this one is tagged as “GLADOS”:

    "GLADOS1"  "[12.000]       #+ @      # #              M#@   "
    "GLADOS2"  "[12.000] .    .X  X.%##@;# #   +@#######X. @#%  "
    "GLADOS3"  "[12.000]   ,==.   ,######M+  -#####%M####M-    #"
    "GLADOS4"  "[12.000]  :H##M%:=##+ .M##M,;#####/+#######% ,M#"
    "GLADOS5"  "[12.000] .M########=  =@#@.=#####M=M#######=  X#"
    "GLADOS6"  "[12.000] :@@MMM##M.  -##M.,#######M#######. =  M"
    "GLADOS7"  "[12.000]             @##..###:.    .H####. @@ X,"
    "GLADOS8"  "[12.000]   ############: ###,/####;  /##= @#. M "
    "GLADOS9"  "[12.000]           ,M## ;##,@#M;/M#M  @# X#% X# "
    "GLADOS10" "[12.000].%=   ######M## ##.M#:   ./#M ,M #M ,#$ "
    "GLADOS11" "[12.000]##/         $## #+;#: #### ;#/ M M- @# :"
    "GLADOS12" "[12.000]#+ #M@MM###M-;M #:$#-##$H# .#X @ + $#. #"
    "GLADOS13" "[12.000]      ######/.: #%=# M#:MM./#.-#  @#: H#"
    "GLADOS14" "[12.000]+,.=   @###: /@ %#,@  ##@X #,-#@.##% .@#"
    "GLADOS15" "[12.000]#####+;/##/ @##  @#,+       /#M    . X, "
    "GLADOS16" "[12.000]   ;###M#@ M###H .#M-     ,##M  ;@@; ###"
    "GLADOS17" "[12.000]   .M#M##H ;####X ,@#######M/ -M###$  -H"
    "GLADOS18" "[12.000]    .M###%  X####H  .@@MM@;  ;@#M@      "
    "GLADOS19" "[12.000]      H#M    /@####/      ,++.  / ==-,  "
    "GLADOS20" "[12.000]               ,=/:, .+X@MMH@#H  #####$="
    

    Thanks to Viper_sb for posting the answer to my question at the Gaming StackExchange site and z3rb who originally posted the ASCII-art scripts.

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