Great deobfuing, Mr. Muskrat++
Update: tpyo was fixed. The rest of my comment is pretty irrelevant now.
One thing that had me confused, though, until I tinkered around with it, was a tpyo toward the end of your blackblock:
A space XORed with a space yields a null (\000). A space XORed with a ) yields a newline (\n).
Should have been:
A space XORed with a space yields a null (\000). A _hash_ XORed with a ) yields a newline (\n).
As demonstrated by:
god@hermes:~$ perl -e ' print " ##" ^ " ) )" ' | od -c
0000000 \0 \t 003 \n
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