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This group caters to:

- Geeks, Old School BBSers, BBS SysOps / Users
- Demoscene / Independent Music, Artscene (ANSi / ASCii)
- BBS Software Support, Echomail / Syndication
- Gamers, Social Networking
- Anyone who gives a fuck to know what the heck I'm even talking about :)

All forms of art are allowed. Including photography in relation to yourself personally, or any BBS Scene Social events you've ever hosted or attended.

To best explain what this group is about, I think I'll quote the line that Marshall Masters came up with for The Sagan Project which goes like this: "We WELCOME all who RESPECT our FREE WILL. If you CHOOSE to HELP, then help us to help ourselves. There is GOOD HERE too. WE LOOK for a reply."
Founded 11 Years ago
Dec 24, 2009


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69 Members
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Honkler Clown World Enamel Pin LMT ED by paradigm-shifting
hello mito legacy ASCII profile-shot by mitoXD
Trendy Virtue Signals by paradigm-shifting
DA ID 2018-01-20 by paradigm-shifting
BBS Gatherings, Events and Parties
Ass Burn by paradigm-shifting
Dont Get ANSI With Me by paradigm-shifting
Xpresit Synchweb Header 01 by paradigm-shifting
Illegal To Breed by paradigm-shifting
Text Groups and Creative Writing
My review of Wix by GeneralTate
ANSi and ASCii
ASCii Hoofs AF by mitoXD
ASCII Jandl by mitoXD
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Instaget by Phracker
Creative Photomanipulations
PSEC Has Joined The MEME WARS by paradigm-shifting
Wanky Shit Pudding by paradigm-shifting
Make Earth The New Mars by paradigm-shifting
So Long And Thanks For All The Fish by paradigm-shifting
SVGA and Demoscene Youre a Homo by paradigm-shifting
Einstein.Progressive.Music.Cvr by paradigm-shifting

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Music.Video.Cover.VAGINA by paradigm-shifting
Hypersweet Magic.YouTube Cover by paradigm-shifting
Desktop Wallpapers
Rural Fantasy by SageFillyLuna
Travaille by SageFillyLuna
Monte Vista by SageFillyLuna
Corn Fields by SageFillyLuna
Sysops Corner
Oh Nine Won Five by paradigm-shifting
Vinton Cerf Reloaded by paradigm-shifting
Ph3a4 Th3 Asgua4d by paradigm-shifting
Retro Palaeo by paradigm-shifting
Operating Systems and Software
Manjaro-i3 ASCii Tank by mitoXD
ANSi Group SAC
Roy of SAC ANSI Logo by roy-sac
Blocktronics ANSi Group
Fil-blow.ans@2x by filth412
BBS ANSI Menus and Menu Systems
Malkavia Skull Welcome Screen by paradigm-shifting
Application and OS Themes and Addons
[USERSTYLE] Green Eclipse by Daemon-Illusionum
Honkler Stephan Kangz IT by paradigm-shifting
Awesome Cartoonists
Fire in Her Eyes by SageFillyLuna
Photography - Everything else
Shake the Disease by mitoXD
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CheeseSmurf Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
thankyou for the request :3
paradigm-shifting Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
merrak Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist
Thanks for requesting :) Although I should point out, since this went into your ``Creative Photo Manipulations'' folder, that I didn't use any photos.

I do remember BBS's. Good times :D
paradigm-shifting Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
BBSes are still alive and well and running on modern technology. I've just taken a break mainly because there just seems to be mostly focus on ego now and the whole productive cooperative spirit seems to be lacking anymore.

Like that one chick said on Avatar "I didn't sign up for this shit!" :D
Slipknot1987 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for choosing my deviation for your gallery :)
hck112 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
BBSing, nice name.
paradigm-shifting Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks. One of these days I apparently need to add more detail to the explanation because despite the existing description, I keep getting asked what the point is. lol
bountyhunternick Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Student General Artist
anything for ascii art?
paradigm-shifting Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm not sure that I understand the question. We have a folder for ansi / ascii art so I'm sure you're not asking if theres a gallery folder for it because its there and there is. So I am not sure what you are asking about ascii art. Could you be more specific please? :)

bountyhunternick Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Student General Artist
wat im asking is if my artwork is good enough to be on your clubs artwork
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