once i tried to make an ASCII Superman clip and have it play from the Windows CMD prompt. It was a pain in the butt to get it synchronized and had to be satisfied with a tiny 80×23 but I was glad that it *could* be done authentically from a Windows console. Won’t do it that way again though.
I made a lot of ridiculous ASCII art messes – love it. Once I convinced my webcam to do a live ascii art me and did a DECTalk me (imaginging what dumb terminal camera chat might have been like in 1990)
Neither is my best quality but they were fun to make because I made it hard on myself to do them. [instead of just running them through a converter later