the trend set by the ansi scene months ago the ascii scene
is becoming smaller and more inactive as of late, meaning
that news is not as plentiful as it once was.
A lot of people
have talked about reviving the ansi scene lately and to some extent
it seems to have worked. Unfortunately people begged for others
to "revive" it when it had essentially died, don't let that happen
to the ascii scene. If you've never drawn ascii, start experimenting.
If you don't like the existing groups and are somewhat reputable
start your own group. Show some sort of enthusiasm, because once
everything dies off it'll never be the same. Anyway, here's the
Kwest and it unofficially merged with Odelay, meaning that most
of the active members joined Odelay.
officially resigned from his commanding position in Odelay,
citing a lack of enthusiasm for the group as his main reason for
and Konami have taken over as the leaders of Odelay. They will
put the pack together, write the newsletter, etc.. from now on.
basically dead. After a long run as the ascii scene's premier
emag Empty (the coordinator of Tyrone) has vanished and the chances
for another release in the future look slim.
an ascii related emag run by Palmore has stepped up to fill Tyrone's
shoes. The emag contains interviews, pack reviews, articles,
quotes, and other stuff.
left the scene. After resigning from his senior position in
Remorse Tum said he would no longer be part of the scene in order
to focus on college.
finally given Holocaust permission to start an ascii department.
It is called Hive.
and Odelay both released this month.
from meatpod for february 1998..
the former leader of the now-dead supergroup Serial!Ascii, returned
to the scene this month, after a long hiatus. Upon his re-entrance,
he joined Remorse!Ascii under a pseudonym of a pseudonym, and will
be known as Dick Gobbler during his tenancy therein.
headed by Kayozz, has died after releasing two packs. Yet again,
another group becomes example of poorly considered consequences.
Want to start a group? THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE DOING, geniuses.
On a similiar
note, Satire!Ascii, headed by Anarchist, has died after releasing
two packs. A third pack, a farewell of sorts, is in the works.
For those of you interested in learning more about Satire's demise,
Anarchist has written some text on the matter for www.scenelink.org.
Many of Satire's senior staff members immediately joined Odelay!Ascii,
leaving the number of major, releasing ascii groups left in the
global scene at TWO. Do something, people.
seemed to be briefly on the verge of collapse this month, when
a prospected merger with Cain's long-dormant group Kwest!Ascii fell
through at the last minute. Prodigy, the co-founder, killed the
group after the fail of the merger and is currently in some form
of retirement from the scene. Fortunately, Konami, Prodigy's long
time friend, and the other head of Odelay, quickly revived the group,
and, with the help of the senior staff, managed to bring the group
to new heights of power and stability.