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So,
I believe that I may have created a new kind of cipher, would you be able to solve it? (I'll let you know what I've decided to name it once you've solved it :) )

a r r
n c r
l b e
g a o
l a b y s e o e l
t t w o s i u z n
u a o
s e g

Hint:

If you are looking at this 2 dimensionally, you are going about it wrong.

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If we follow the clue from the comments, and

Break the image into six parts, each representing the face of a rectangular prism, we get:
a r r
n c r

l b e
g a o

l a b
t t w

y s e
o s i

o e l
u z n

u a o
s e g

Then, if we take

the top left characters first, followed by the top middle characters, etc. we get: allyourbasearebelongtouscatszerowing.

This, when adding spaces and punctuation, gives the quote (and popular Internet meme, apparently):

"All your base are belong to us." -CATS (Zero Wing)

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  • $\begingroup$ You got it! I've decided to name this a cubic cipher, and it only works if the total characters are divisible by six. So you can have a 36 character message, a 54 character based message, etc. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 22, 2018 at 13:58
  • $\begingroup$ Oh that's really cool! I like it -- have you thought about the order of the cube faces? Could that possibly change/be encoded to make it more difficult? $\endgroup$
    – El-Guest
    Commented Aug 22, 2018 at 14:00
  • $\begingroup$ Of course! I wanted to do a default one first though. Originally, I played with a rubics cube that I imagined had letters on it. And so you'd give your partner the key, based on rubics cube designs, like the striped design, or the center is different, etc. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 22, 2018 at 14:02
  • $\begingroup$ That's awesome! I really like it, and it definitely sounds really versatile as well! :D $\endgroup$
    – El-Guest
    Commented Aug 22, 2018 at 14:03
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This looks like

the net of a cube. But with all of the letters in the puzzle oriented the same way, it's hard to see what the intended layout is when folding the letters into a cube. I haven't found a way that makes sense yet.

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    $\begingroup$ Oh crap! I didn't think about that... Imagine each represents top left, then top middle, etc. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 22, 2018 at 4:47

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