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  Issue No.19   An Official ACiD Productions(TM) Public Update        March99
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Index:
  1. Intro - Cthulu
  2. Party Like It's 1999 - Tabaqui
  3. The Young - Hack
  4. And The Restless - Hack
  5. Press On, ACiD - Whodini
  6. Phluid Epidemic - Protocol & Sinned Soul
  7. Take A Pill - Ellis Dee & Shrike
  8. Nether Nether Land - Hack
  9. Outro - Cthulu

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Unlike earlier reports of the scene, linking us only to illegal and subversive acts, the coverage garnered in print publications by the scene (and ACiD, one of the scene's most well- established representatives) praises us on our own merits, shattering all connections in the popular consciousness between us and our sordid ancestry, allowing us to stretch and grow far above what came before and to see about truly dominating in the next millennium, perhaps providing shade for some yet to come along the path to self-realization through computer creativity. yyyy_ _yyyy yyy $$ $$ $$P'`'4$L j$P'`'4$$ $$P'`` $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$XXX 7$b,.,d$$ $$b,.,d$ 7$b,.,d$$ $$ 7$b,.. "$$ " "ι $$ " $$ $$ mm $$ .\ _yy_ mm $$ _y $$ yy $$ .d$P` j$P'`'4$L yy $$ j$P'`` $$ $$ $$QQ$l $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$```'4$L $$XXXXX $$ $$XXX XXXXXQQ 7$b,. $$ $$ $$ 7$b,. $$ 7$b,.. ..,d$ " $$ " " " y_ _yy_ _yy_ _yy_ '4$L j$P'`'4$L j$P'`'4$L j$P'`'4$L $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ 7$b,.,d$$ 7$b,.,d$$ 7$b,.,d$$ PARTY LIKE $$ "lQ$P` "lQ$P` "lQ$P` IT'S 1999 XXXX .dP` .dP` .dP` by Tabaqui North America's largest demo party, Spring Break '99, will be held April 2-4 at the UCSD campus. Former senior staffers Beastie and Sharp will be representing ACiD, as well as many others. Entries are being prepared for the Graphics and Music competitions, and ACiD plans to show the demo scene just exactly how talented they are in these and other categories. Spring Break is sponsored by the Associated Students of the UC San Diego and UCSD Computer Multimedia Development Club. For more information, got to http://skaro.scene.org/sb99 or the UCSD event calendar at http://events.ucsd.edu/cmdc/. $$ $$yy_ _yy_ $$ $$P'`'4$L j$P'`'4$L $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$XXX $$ $$ $$XXXXX 7$b,.. $$ 7$b,. " $$ " $$ _yy_ $$ yyyy_ _y $$ $$ j$P'`'4$L $$ $$ $$P'`'4$L j$P'` $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ 7$b,.,d$$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$`````$$ "$$ 7$b,.,d$ 7$b,.,d$$ $$ 7$b,.,d$$ THE YOUNG $$ "" " $$ " by Hack Drawn back to the ranks of ACiD, we'd like to welcome once again Discofunk 1974, formerly of Remorse. A part of the now forming ACiD XBIN division, he is the designer of the new 1999 memberlist. Arlequin, former member of SAC decides the ACiD grass is greener and joins our own Remorse. Bad Spirit also bounces internally from AIS to Remorse, where he is joined by Biogen, formerly of Noname ASCII, and Tzeentch. Cain joins as Remorse Senior Staff, and KTS^ASCII founder Tinyz comes along for the ride, bringing Poskgubbe with him. Brane, LK, and Zerostar all defect safely from CIA. Even the Swedes are invading, with the entry of Erick Sermon and Mjolnir. Cypher Hex, Gwydian, Killa Hertz, Sairoku, and Pixel Pusher also join, making the new Remorse roster a phat one. After a management- enforced hiatus, Kyo rejoins the hirez team. Goatgirl, OptikNurv, and Zozzy all make their entry in the scene via ACiD Hirez, as do Scoop and Sunnyjim. Icto makes a return as well, from that other planet, Las Vegas. Geddon of pHluid music has decided to track by the name of Patientzero, and that's all right with us. The new, streamlined (see below) AIS gains Cthulu and Hack, original ACiD secretaries, then ACiD!press members, and now AIS writers. Darkcube joins AIS as a telecom member. The Hit Man, coder of the original ACiD View joins AIS hosting the ACiDic website (http://acidic.acid.org), the oldschool BBS mod division of ACiD. Nightcrawler joins providing connectivity for the ACiD and pHluid sites, while Shivan Bastard, coder of the Artpacks Archive, joins us hosting four20.acid.org. In historical news, Piano Man, who was laying down tracks for ACiD before there was a division for it is now ACiD alumnus. We thank him for his seven years of loyal service to ACiD. _yyyy yyyy_ _yy$$ $$ $$yy_ _yy_ j$P'`'4$$ $$P'`'4$L j$P'`'4$$ $$ $$P'`'4$L j$P'`'4$L $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$XXX $$ $$ $$XXXXX 7$b,.,d$$ $$ 7$b,.,d$ 7$b,.. $$ 7$b,. "ι $$ "" " $$ " yyy _yy_ _y $$ $$ _yy_ _y _y $$P'`` j$P'`'4$L j$P'`` $$ $$ j$P'`'4$L j$P'`` j$P'`` $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$XXXXX XXXXXQQ $$XXX $$ $$XXXXX XXXXXQQ XXXXXQQ $$ 7$b,. ..,d$ 7$b,.. 7$b,. 7$b,. ..,d$ ..,d$ $$ " " " " " " " AND THE RESTLESS by Hack As ACiD moves forward we must shed some excess baggage. Ender Wiggin, Essence, Hellspawn, Jekyll, Nine Lives, Phreak Klass, Revert, Seismic, Subsonic, and Truman 5tarr all decided to join the ranks of slackers before them by doing nothing. Sargon proved that you can both do nothing and be an ass while not doing it, we were amazed at first, but it grew old. Martz and SpeedFreak joined Karma, though we're not quite sure why. Drax didn't play well with others, maybe he'll get along well with Abstrakt, who left to pursue other groups. Primal leaves due to time constraints, he brought some very innovative styles to ACiD, and we wish him well wherever he winds up. As previously mentioned, Piano Man has retired into the ACiD alumni. His final release was entered in Hornet's Music Contest 6 (MC6) and the February pHluid music pack. We hope you'll check it out and enjoy. In AIS news, Bad Spirit now draws in our Remorse ASCII. Flood Myth designer of the first scene website Superunknown has resigned from AIS due to inactivity. Tyger, coder of the RIPscrip editor Tombstone Artist, has faded off the ACiD radar. Naturally, we must drop him from the active ACiD Coder list. The ACiD!press division has merged into AIS, though not everyone came along for the ride. Regretfully we must say our farewells to Striker, Mindcrime, and Priest. yyyy_ yyy _yy_ _y _y _yy_ yyyy_ $$P'`'4$L $$P'`` j$P'`'4$L j$P'`` j$P'`` j$P'`'4$L $$P'`'4$L $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$XXXXX XXXXXQQ XXXXXQQ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$b,.,d$ $$ 7$b,. ..,d$ ..,d$ 7$b,.,d$ $$ " $$ " " " "" $$ PRESS ON, ACiD by Whodini If you're cool, you probably caught a few ACiD members in the news these past few months. Both Grim and Catbones of ACiD's hirez division had their names (and ACiD's name) printed on good old fashion paper and ink. Grim, a.k.a. Roger Norling, had two full color pages in Computer Arts Magazine (Issue 28, February 1999, pp. 64-65). For those who aren't literate, CAM is one of the largest Computer Arts publications in Europe. Fortunately for us in North America, you can grab a copy of the magazine at Barnes & Noble, Crown Books, Tower Records, and online at www.computerarts.co.uk. Tattoo Flash magazine (Issue 34, April 1999) did a 12 page spread featuring Cat Spencer, who we know as "Catbones" (pp. 40-51). There's an in depth interview with Cat, where he tells all about how cool ACiD is. There's also a lot of great artwork of his, in a lot of nice colors. You can find a copy of the magazine at just about any decent sized bookstore or magazine rack. Or you can also order it online at www.easyriders.com. There are also naked pictures of RaD Man in the latest issue of Playgirl. You can order it online at www.playgirl.com. yyyy_ $$yy_ $$ $$ mm _yy$$ $$P'`'4$L $$P'`'4$L $$ $$ $$ yy j$P'`'4$$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$b,.,d$ $$ 7$b,. 7$b,.,d$$ $$ 7$b,.,d$ " $$ " " "" _yy_ yyyy_ mm _yy$$ _yy_ _yy_ mm _yy_ j$P'`'4$L $$P'`'4$L yy j$P'`'4$$ j$P'`'4$L j$P'`'4$L yy j$P'`'4$L $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$XXXXX $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$XXXXX $$ $$ $$ $$ 7$b,. $$b,.,d$ $$ 7$b,.,d$ 7$b,. $$ $$````$$ $$ 7$b,. " " "" " $$ $$ $$ " PHLUID EPIDEMIC by Protocol & Sinned Soul After half a year later, pHluid returns with a brand new 12.8 MB music disk. Packed with more than an 1.5 hours of high-quality MOD music, it features new releases from Bibby, Kneko, kX^mode, Patientzero, Protocol, and SiN. This disk also contains MC6 entries, including Piano Man's final track ever, his Music Contest 6 entry "Recall" (m6i-rcal.it). You can download the full disk from http://phluid.acid.org. $$ _yyyy $$ .\ _yy_ _yyyy $$ j$P'`'4$$ $$ .d$P` j$P'`'4$L j$P'`'4$$ $$ $$ $$ $$QQ$l $$ $$ $$ $$ $$XXX $$ $$ $$```'4$L $$XXXXX $$ $$ 7$b,.. 7$b,.,d$$ $$ $$ 7$b,. 7$b,.,d$$ " "ι $$ " "ι yyyy_ mm $$ $$ $$P'`'4$L yy $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ TAKE A PILL $$b,.,d$ $$ 7$b,. 7$b,. by Shrike & " " " Ellis Dee Tommy Hilfiger? Ralph Lauren? Why bother when spring-time ACiDgear is almost here! The crew that bought you the hats, beanies, and oversized sweatshirts now have plans to introduce their latest conception, the ACiD polo at the Spring Break '99 demo party this April. Featuring the newly designed "pill" logo embroidered along the chest, the polo is the first of many clothing items to come. To peruse the most recent additions to the ACiDgear line, direct your browser to http://www.acid.org/acidgear/. This will transport you to a secure site (SSL) where you can place an on-line order as well as preview the many fine products being offered. Also available are limited numbers of the 1998 beanies and sweatshirts, see the address above for details. If our '99 lineup is as successful as last years, everyone will be taking a pill! yyyy_ _yy_ $$ $$yy_ _yy_ yyy $$P'`'4$L j$P'`'4$L $$ $$P'`'4$L j$P'`'4$L $$P'`` $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$XXXXX $$XXX $$ $$ $$XXXXX $$ $$ 7$b,. 7$b,.. $$ 7$b,. $$ $$ " " $$ " $$ yyyy_ _yy_ $$ $$yy_ _yy_ yyy $$P'`'4$L j$P'`'4$L $$ $$P'`'4$L j$P'`'4$L $$P'`` $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$XXXXX $$XXX $$ $$ $$XXXXX $$ $$ 7$b,. 7$b,.. $$ 7$b,. $$ $$ " " $$ " $$ $$ _yyyy yyyy_ _yy$$ $$ j$P'`'4$$ $$P'`'4$L j$P'`'4$$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ 7$b,. 7$b,.,d$$ $$ 7$b,.,d$ NETHER NETHER LAND " " $$ "" by Hack The magnificent Artpacks Archive has gained another mirror site, thanks to Redhound of SCENE.ORG, located in the Netherlands. Point your browser to http://acid2.stack.nl/artpacks or ftp://acid2.stack.nl/pub/artpacks/. This site operates at 34mbps and should serve the European community well. The programs directory has been overhauled. The directory structure breaks down first by operating system and then by application type. This will help those who choose to navigate by ftp rather than use our web enabled search engine. This reorganization will allow us to connect our programs with the C|NET VSL (www.shareware.com) for more widespread access to all. The artpacks are already available via the VSL. Lastly, serious upgrade plans are being made for our native artpacks ftp site (ftp.cdrom.com). Look forward to a Gigabit Ethernet connection and processor power capable of handling 10,000 connections simultaneously. _yy_ $$ $$ yyy _yy_ j$P'`'4$L $$ $$ $$ $$P'`` j$P'`'4$L $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$XXX $$ $$ $$ 7$b,.,d$ 7$b,.,d$$ 7$b,.. $$ 7$b,.,d$ OUTRO "" " " $$ "" by Cthulu "Nothing is either good or bad, except thinking makes it so..." So said Hamlet, and so say we about the computer art scene. We hope that our presence in past and future years will continue to sculpt your beliefs and ideas, lending form to the ideal of "computer art" and bolstering it with our own notions of quality and professionalism. The more people that believe in something, the more important it becomes. Thank you for making us, and computer art, important and relevant. Build us, and it, and the scene, by showing this pack to a friend who doesn't know about the goodies waiting for them just the next domain name over. Artists all over the world are using computers and the Internet without even the awareness that there -is- such a thing as 'the scene' out there. Face it, we rock too much not to share. Thanks to the vision of early pioneers, the technology today grows at such a rate that computer art now has programs, groups, and sites to match every sort of interest and talent level. The more the scene holds, the more vast it becomes and the greater and more contradictory multitudes it contains. We light the spark of inspiration - feed it with the fuel of new eyes and minds. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ <ACiD> Editor: RaD Man Artists: Haji & TUM <ACiD> Writers: Cthulu, Ellis, Hack, Protocol, Shrike, Sinned Soul, Tabaqui & Whodini <ACiD> Thanks: For reading <ACiD> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------