May / AVENGE DEATH NOT TRUE
I have seen articles about avenge dying and from this i
have found myself enraged at the responce of people in the
scene. I recently went on vacation to California(first vacation
in 4 years) and find people took my time away to try and
sabotage Avenge. This is all 100% rumors and there is no
plans on avenge dying. However, i have decided we do need
to broaden our anbsi releases and support people in the
manby areas of avenge, thus making avenge expand to give
a more SCENE related pack with QUALITY and not QUANTITY.
From now on, there will be a strict quality control enforeced
where art will go through a few phases of quality control
to ensure viewers will be more impressed. AVENGE WILL NOT
DIE AND IS NOT DEAD. ZeusII,. myself and Knocturnal have
no plans on killing it, and do plan oin our regular release
on the 1st of the month.
decision on leaving avenge is for the better. Avenge was meant to
be ansi only and this lit idea was not a good part on the decision
making of avenge. Good luck withg cia lit. Avenge remains the same.
ANSI ONLY! If you are interested in more info or membership to avenge
join #avenge on IRC or email firstname.lastname@example.org..
30 May /
SUMMER DARK FESTS BEGIN (carnifex)
Yes, Virginia, there *are* Dark meets..
The first "Dark
meet" of the spring season took place in Toronto, May 29th. What
started off as an innocent lunch get-together between former Dark
staffers Carnifex and The 4th Disciple quickly became a important
event, with a mob of key Dark members in attendance. The Dark members
and Darkfriends on hand for the occasion included: The 4th Disciple,
Acidic Soap, Carnifex, Corinthian, Critical Illusion, Epitaph, Expatriate,
Godless, Holocaust (and friend), Scrupulous, and The Green Hornet.
Given the overwhelming
positive response to this short-notice event, many more such Dark
meets can be expected. As always, all are welcome.
to #DARK for more details.
29 May /
NEONSTRIKE'98 POPS UP! (loader)
hey people! Some weeks ago we 'created' a new, fesh, group.
type: art/demo ...
want some more information, artpacks or anything, check our homepage
27 May /
SCROLLZ MERGE JUSTIFIED (blue devil)
After seeing the tirade posted by cthulu, I am now going to justify
why I merged scrollz into CiA.
I merged Scrollz into Cia was because of the support that Cia offered
which has already done my group more good then by staying in Avenge
and getting none.
An Now cthulu
I have a response to you :
I am quite
disturbed by cthulu's remarks to my group, and I only have one thing
to say in return. I may not be the best literary artist in the scene,
and I may not act how you think someone in the lit scene should
act, however I enjoy writting lit, I enjoy putting my thoughts into
words and expressing my feelings and releasing them so people might
find them inspirining. It has also come to be that I coordinate
a lit group. The group may not be the best, but we all have something
in common. We enjoy writing lit. This is the essence of the lit
scene, freedom of expression via words. It may not be the most respect
scene in the whole, but it is a scene which i hold dearly to my
heart. I do not understand why you would be so against this, and
how you cannot understand this. All I can say is if you have a problem
with me personally, Then I am sorry, I cannot help you. Words will
be words, and if you to choose to hate mine, or anyone else's in
the group i coordinate, then I do not think you belong anywhere
near the lit scene.
In a final
note cthulu if you want to work something out you must first understand
it, then you can fix it. It is not my fault that the lit artform
is not as active in these days as it was in the past.. In fact I
think you would have been happy and welcomed the bringing of more
competition and energy back into this part of the scene. Evidently
I was wrong, but I am a leader to a group and I myself had to do
what was best for them, and that in the end is all the justification
I need to give to you.
27 May /
QUITTING IS COOL (anonymous)
I've heard from reliable sources that inforce of RCA/devious will
be quitting rca to concentrate on devious,maybe to head a lit dept
... and continue with his releases of Vga,ansi,ascii and lit.
I cant reveal
my name because inforce would kick my ass with a spoon.
27 May /
EMPTY IS BACK! (dangermouse)
After a long absense, empty, everyone's beloved hero, has blessed
#ansi with his devine presence.
26 May /
MY EYES HAVE BEEN BURNT (ironghost)
Doodleboys out there join in the rebellion against the injudices
that have fallen onto us. I have just wasted 2+ hours of my life
watching the most horrific of all movies ever made. Boogie Nights
was an utter destruction of my mind. This movie reaked out loud,
as if it took an ass and covered itself with it.
I just spent
2+ hours watching this idiotic movie only to see a rubber schlong
at the end. I did not to see any type of schlong, this is an outrage.
I encourage you, the doodleboys, to let the news out that this movie
goes against all we stand for. We, the future of this world, must
not let this filth into our lives. Stand with me and you will not
26 May /
AVENGE NOT DYING! (zeusII)
Ok, i've been checking out the situation for a few days now reading
various articles on avenge's eminent death (not to mention a few
rumors i've heard) and my comment would be.. No, I for one sure
as hell have no plans on killing avenge. What i need right now is
to get a hold of creator to straighten a lot of things out with
him .. about this group and where it's heading, etc. (and what the
hell he's doing) But like I said, i have no desire to quit on avenge,
I want it to remain, and i want it to be a good, plain group for
artists who just plain like to draw ansi and release it with friends.
I'll explain more about all various happenings in future avenge
absence me and knoc are collection submissions for avenge#5 right
now, deadline is the 1st as usual.. and if creator doesnt show up
we'll put a pack out anyways. We still have a whole lot of kickass
artists.. so it should be very possible :)
questions email me at email@example.com
26 May /
SCROLLZ MERGES WITH CIA (blue devil)
Scrollz has now merged with Cia. This was decided after consulting
with Bchrome and Sudden Death. We feel that this merge will not
only help bring a new begining for both, but will also bring a consolidation
of power and be beneficial for both. So if your are in Scrollz welp
you are now in Cia. At the time this is all i have to announce,
oh yeah and I'd just like to say Hi to Cthulu.
25 May /
HOAX ART! (corrup)
I'm runnin a newstarted underground art group. We draw ansi, ascii,
rip, Vga. The usual shit. We have released one collection, and the
second are about to be unleased in about two week. We're in need
to get our name know, and we need some visitors at our site. If
we got visitirs there, we probably would get some members too. I
would be glad if you could link to : Hoax Art http://www.internetjump.com/hoax_art
25 May /
CiA4LIFE (sudden death)
CiA [ CREATORS OF INTENSE ART ] Is back with Burning Chrome and
Sudden Death running it.
just recently quit avenge due to disputes over mutual respect and
lack of support. Burning Chrome just recently returned after a one
year hiatous coding ciadra w pro in c++, and we here one of our
favorite rodents are on the way back..
25 May /
ONE FOOT AT A TIME, PLEASE (cthulu)
The other one hasn't been taken out of your mouth yet.
It seems ludicrous
to me that after silently working at producing quality writing for
the past four years with precious little recognition from anybody,
that the lit scene has now been declared reinvigorated by the institution
of three or four new groups.
This new attention
is especially dangerous given that many of the individuals in power
are only where they are because of a want for power rather than
out of any actual ability to write. After struggling to make sense
out of the unintelligible news item by Blue Devil, I feel compelled
to urge the scene to ignore him, because if someone semi-dignified
like myself doesn't speak up the new lit scene that everyone's talking
about is going to be seen as a bunch of illiterate goons. Follow
my example, not his, please; just because he speaks the loudest
and the most doesn't mean that he in fact has anything to say at
it that AvengeScrollz (now just Scrollz) has unaffiliated itself
from Avenge (big loss for creator, I'm sure) and is going to become
the new Cia lit department. I implore Napalm publically to re-think
this decision. Encouraging this breed of power-broking un-writer
is going to cause nothing but more justification for discrimination
against us writers who can actually get out a whole sentence that's
readable. Lit has been derided as an art form in the ansi scene
for long enough because of the antics of people like this, and I'm
not about to let this upstart spoil my four years of improving the
reputation of the lit scene.
Again, I urge
you to ignore Blue Devil. Deprived of attention he will crawl back
under the rock he came from and pretend that he was too good for
the lit scene anyway.
In other news,
Mistigris is looking for writers 8)
for the prodigious slagging in this news item, but sometimes if
it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, you can't do anything
less than denounce it thoroughly as a duck.
25 May /
GUTTER 1 IS OUT LIKE A TROUT (filth)
just when you thought it was safe to draw ansi, gutter is out to
lessen your ego. check out the first issue of gutter
at the cheese web page. or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
and let the good times roll!@
24 May /
SOULS, A .RIP ONLY GROUP (nightstalker)
I (nightstalker) founded a .rip only group called souls. i'm still
looking for members ... for more info or to apply, email email@example.com
or find me on irc under nick nstalkie. let's revive the .rip medium
23 May /
BD AND SCROLLZ QUIT AVENGE (BlueDevil)
Today I, (BlueDevil) announce my resignation from the Avengecult.
After being in the group for 4 months I have decided I have nothing
to gain in this group anymore. Avengecult itself is rapidly falling
apart, members against other members, accusations, and a absentee
leader are all my reasons for doing this. In my opinion in it's
conquest to own Legion avenge got to big and pompous for its own
good. It will soon fall to pieces in a spiral of chaos. Now I thank
creator for letting me in Avengecult and being apart of something
that was remarkable for a short time was nice. I will say it was
creator's idea for AvengeScrollz but he gave me charge of it. With
the past few weeks now I can no way release on time because of lack
of art, and support from avenge.
I myself felt
like this was just a token or another accoldae to avengecult to
chalk up. However I had no help in recruiting who I got by my own
damn gumption. Finally the straw that broke my back was when creator
informed me that I would no longer be releasing with Avengecult
that no lit would be in it. I am not a puppet, i do not move a certain
way because someone pulls my strings, so in my best judgement and
after consulting many people I view with respect I officially decree
my resignation from the Avengecult and take my group AvengeScrollz
which will now forever be known as Scrollz and release under our
own will and judgement. If you wish to join me in this venture then
please seek me out within a few days I will have a page, a channel
and bots set for this group. Long Live Scrollz.
22 May /
SPECIAL SAUCE (samurai)
special sauce is finally up telnet at specialsauce.dyn.ml.org ..
great art and messages. give it a buzz.
22 May /
FOS 8: THE WEB IN REVIEW (inazone)
FOS #8, scheduled to release in the first half of June, will have
special focus on the WWW and its effect on the artscene. Specifically,
Inazone and his intrepid crew will be "grading" artscene websites,
group homepages, etc. If you run a scene-related site and would
like it reviewed, or if you want to recommend someone else's site,
email the FOS staff (firstname.lastname@example.org)
with the URL. Only submit sites which are current; if the content
hasn't been updated in the past 1-2 months, it will not be included.
Due to the
renewed activity in the lit scene, FOS will also be accepting short
stories to include in this and future issues. If there is enough
response, a coordinator/editor position will be created to handle
it. In other words, if you like writing and want your work seen
in FOS, let us know!!!
recommendations, lit submissions and other materials are due on
or before June 7.
21 May /
THE ART GALLERY IS HERE! (dangermouse)
Stop complaining, cause the art
gallery is up.. Wanna help!?
if your group wants to put their latest packs online, then by all
means pick a representative from your group to contact
us. Without help, this gallery might not be able to be updated
as often as the scene would like.. Anyways, have fun with the stuff
that's online now..
19 May /
THE LIT SCENE RETURNS? (crowe, lit coord)
The lit scene is coming back.
Codine is back,
Pipe is coming back, Mist is still releasing and Cthulu and I are
going to get some lit projects rolling. A new group Called Young
Poets is on the loose and things are looking good. The Dark Spiral's
online lit project is going strong and the Zine scene, though it
never dies, always sees a boost in the summer months.
Here we go
19 May /
INTRODUCING HALLUCIGENIA (etana)
There are a lot of groups in the scene where we can find the greatest
of the greats, however even the greatest artists have to start somewhere..
and now that somewhere can be Hallucigenia. Our goal is to offer
artists--ANY ARTISTS--a place to create and distribute their work..
a place to get experience and a door into the art scene. To learn
more about Hallucigenia, visit our website,
our infopack or email Etana
for more information. Come join us.
18 May /
HRG 16 RELEASED (shere khan)
It's fresh, it's hot, it's out, and it's GOOD. Get it off ftp://ftp.cdrom.com/pub/artpacks/artpacks/1998/hrg-16.zip
- and do it quick, for soon the server will overflow with HRG fans
leeching #16... heh. I wish. well, anyway, this month's pack is
real good, you'll lose a lot if you miss it.
17 May /
ART COMP RESULTS (dangermouse)
Okay, we had atleast 30+ entries into this competition, and it seems
only a handfull of people could be bothered drawing once they entered,
so the next competition will be more blender like, and will probably
be held on irc. Anyways, onto the winners..
ASCII: inphamilair RIP: Fat Pac
16 May /
NICK CHANGE (martz)
Junior of remorse has changed his nickname back to Serial2n.
15 May /
OOZE 3 RELEASED! (dangermouse)
Finally, after around a year or more, ooze issue 3, from tatharina
and sq2, has been released. The emag has a good following in Australia,
and this time its got quite a few Aussie pack reviews (all the ones
they missed), articles, and general tid bits.
All of the
issues are available from http://www.ice.org/~sq2/ooze/
10 May /
AWE TO DIE (thext)
*tna* j'sais pas trop.. on cherche un coder pcq on veut releaser
les packs plus comme un mag, mais ca fait plus d'un mois que j'en
cherche un, pis ya personne dans le groupe qui se preoccupe de ca..
y restent tous dans awe a cause du nom, y se sacrent pas mal de
se qui se passe.. fac j'vais probablement tuer le groupe la semaine
If you can't
decode French, that means that TNA didn't succeed in finding a coder
and that people in the group don't really care about it, that they're
in it for the name only...
And then he
says that he's going to kill it next week.
pas trop.. j'pense que je vais releaser genre, solo une couple de
fois par annee.. pcq j'ai pu beaucoup le temps de dessiner non plus.
Here he says
he's going to release solo packs.
Good hunt for
the rest of the crew. :)
07 May /
NEW PACK REVIEWS (dngrmouse)
Acheron has now got online reviews of the latest packs available,
under the galleries
section, reviewed by the extremist. check them out.. The Extremists
site also has the online reviews at, http://operation.home.ml.org
07 May /
FOS #7 RELEASE! (inazone)
Fistful of Steel #7 is out now! Highlights include interviews with
AvengeCult leader Creator and retiring Dark ansi artist 4th Disciple,
an ansi logo tutorial by Count Zero of Ice and hirez reviews by
Mongi. Subscribe to FOS at email@example.com!
06 May /
FUNCTION PACK #1 (quip)
Function ansi has released!
your browser to the Function
homepage on NeonCrayon Multimedia to download it.
04 May /
BUCCANEERS WANTED! (PJ Dynamix)
Buccaneers wanted for Comic Pirates!
We're hiring coders, graphicians, musicians, paper-artists and swappers
for decent demo-projects on IBM-PC, Amiga, C64, Atari and Acorn.
Check our website at http://www.scene-central.com/cp/
for further details or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
03 May /
ICE TO RELEASE T-SHIRTS (source: radman)
Apparently iCE are planning to release their own line of T-Shirts,
in around one month's time. At this moment, ACiD has also rehashed
the ACiD Caps through credit card only at http://KAGI.com.
the group founded by Prodigy, died this month. It's current leader,
Konami, cited the "decline of members and the decision of the senior
staff [to disband]" as the reason for Odelay's demise. meatpod,
former senior staff member, has offered to keep the group going
if the artists are still interested. Former Odelay members or new
prospects can reach him at email@example.com.
the famous long-dormant group run by Cain, was brought back to life
to compete in the ascii rat race. Many ex-Noname members rejoined
the group to release a pack in April, and a May pack is in the works.
In addition, Bugsy (aka mHz) will be releasing the contents of his
ascii "label," EP, in future Noname packs.
In a bit of
late news, Nahal, formerly of Noname Ascii, AWE Lettering,
rejoined the ascii scene last month and then seemingly quit again.
the sardonic and satirical group owned by meatpod, Sargon, Discyple,
Tzeentch, Computer Man, and Nahal, revived briefly this month, sans
Computer Man, who chose to remain in Remorse, and Nahal, who just
couldn't be found. However, after the pack was released, Tzeentch
quit the group and it was later killed by Sargon. At the time this
brief was written, Sargon was not available for comment.
run by Martyr, and one of the groups that long ago merged into the
supergroup known as Serial Ascii, was revived this month by. The
group released a fourth pack and is looking good.
Kayozz's group, received a new senior, Brass (aka Afrocreep),
this month. In addition, Discofunk 1974, who quit the scene
a little while back, in the midst of a scandal related to
his photograph, has returned to the scene and is helping
Kayozz run The Click.