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Xenobiology Group Charter

The group #Xenobiology-Club is a hub for and a collective gallery of deviants who are interested in that subset of speculative fiction that comprehends the development of hypothetical extrasolar worlds and their biological denizens according to current scientific knowledge.

- The Rules -

Be sure to read the text below twice. If you have any questions or suggestions about the rules, feel free to drop a group note with the pertinent subject.

How to Join

:bulletred: Go over your gallery and select one or more representative finished works in theme with xenobiology. These works can be in any relatively clean media or style that represents concepts accurately.
Invites are irrelevant to this process: this option will be used to query deviants who change accounts if they want to keep their membership.
:bulletred: Clicking the "Join Us" button a comment prompt will appear. You must place there the links to the deviations you chose. Joining requests without these links will be declined. Valid requests will be reviewed by one of the Group's moderators.

   NB: The Group moderators, as they are, for all intents and purposes, ignorant of your alien design background (even if they know you personally), expect the works put up for appraisal to show such background clearly.
Xenobiology is meant to present, in an at least somewhat plausible fashion, scientifically-based alien life. That does not mean that your alien designs must adhere strictly to scientific equations and laws, but they must exhibit some degree of thought. Reiterating, the aliens need to be plausible.
Artists with all levels of expertise are welcome though we expect your submissions to be the overall best you can make at a given time.
As the Group moderators may at times have a variety of impediments to do a regular monthly upkeep on it, expired requests will be considered valid for evaluation purposes. If you are accepted as a member from an expired request you will have to send a new one to make things official, though.

:bulletred: If your joining request is declined, feel free to try again with new work, thought we do expect any advice given before not to go unheeded.
:bulletred: If your request is accepted you may submit any number of deviations including those linked in the joining request to the Group gallery with the limitation of one (1) submission per day. You may at any time request that old submissions be removed from the gallery. No favourites will be awarded either to club members or non-members. Submissions that do not comply will be declined.
:bulletred: The Group would appreciate that its members would also help publicizing the Group either by adding the Groups widget to their profile or placing the name or icon of Xenobiology-Club on their journal or comment signature.

Deviations with any the following characteristics will not be accepted for any of the previous points:
  :bulletblue: Scraps. It should go without saying but we don’t go over your scraps gallery.
  :bulletblue: Traditional works that show little or no posterior digital processing to clean extraneous lines, smudges, spots, stray objects caught in the scan. Clearly little or no contrast correction to images and digitally reassembled work that shows the seams clearly will have them turned down also.
  :bulletblue: Any work that shows signs of having reused photographical material, altered or not, without any clear indication that either you are the owner of the material, that you secured the rights to use that material or, finally, that the creator of the material waived all interest in the material. The Group moderators are not interested in the ruckus caused when you get caught.
  :bulletblue: Photographs of kit models, or any model that was not self made, for that matter. Original is the operative adjective here.
  :bulletblue: Fanart in any kind or form. While we all are inspired by the beautiful art done by professional alien designers, the group moderators would rather see original interpretations. Fanart can be generally defined as blatant imitation or homages to other persons' work. This includes every science fiction franchise in existence.
  :bulletblue: Humanoid alien designs are not allowed. These aliens can be characterized as any aliens that have two arms, two legs, and an upright stance. They are rife in many science fiction franchises including television series. This may have something to do with the fact that it's easier to put some make-up on a human than it is to design animatronic extraterrestrials.

Group Affiliation

Groups that want to affiliate with Xenobiology-Club should have similar scientific and artistic standards. This will be judged on a case-by-case basis.

IMPORTANT: The moderators' judgement has priority over the text above. Any changes to these rules are made without further notice and are retroactive.


My unreserved apologies to all for the unconscionable neglect in maintaining the group. I can only allege more important matters regarding personal life coming to the fore and trying to balance that with other activities: my own development as an artist, and being webmaster over at Palaeos.

That said, right at the start of the admin log I notice the same obliviousness by prospective members that had me rather avoid going over the log at Paleoartists. See "Meanwhile at the Paleoartists Group..." for further context on that situation.
The point however is simple: I can't quite understand how people miss the widget with the rules on the Group's profile when one would think that it would be reasonable to try and ascertain if this group, beyond the name, is within the scope of a person's interests.

In any case, as with the other group mentioned, all expired requests to join will be considered valid provided they link to an example of that person's work within the group's theme. If you are approved, send the request again so things can be officialized.

Once more, thank you very much for your patience.
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macgobhain Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Hey guys, if anyone on here is interested, there's a new speculative evolution forum on the internet. And when I say new, I mean it's only about a week old. But here it is:…
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Could I join your Group?
Kryptid Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Could you please remove my artwork from the club? If you need a guide for which ones are mine, you can look here: [link]
uropygid Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Do these still count as humanoid? They're both awfully far away from rubber forehead aliens. :P [link] [link]
homer1960 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
I'm hoping to be included ...
hurrayforsocks Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i hope not i just joined [link]
Tapejara Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks like this group has died
dracontes Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I can only do my best what with work and other RL priorities. Besides, not having a functioning desktop kinda crimps my style ;)

In all seriousness, I'll do my best to keep things going though I can't promise a month or two won't pass in between bouts of activity.
Tapejara Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just realised this group only has 19 membres O.O
dracontes Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So what?

If you want the content to be vetted, and when that's done by a single person on their free time, things are bound to go slowly and inclusion criteria tend to be moderately harsh.
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