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Post by Levellass » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:50

'To solve world hunger: Make everyone a sandwich. Then eat them.'
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Post by Nisaba » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:33

Levellass wrote:'To solve world hunger: Make everyone a sandwich. Then eat them.'
it's as easy as that!
also think about false awakenings, in which one dreams that one has awoken from sleep that featured dreams (Waking Life). so oneiric

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Post by King_Gargs_Revenge » Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:04

Some of my earliest memories are of watching my dad playing Keen 1, and also playing it myself as a kid. Those experiences helped ignite a lifelong interest in games for me, for better or worse.

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Post by Benvolio » Sun Mar 06, 2016 13:37

King_Gargs_Revenge wrote:Some of my earliest memories are of watching my dad playing Keen 1,
Hey King_Gargs_Revenge cool username!!! My dad had a disk of Keen1 in 1991ish but although I recall watching him playing a lovely old EGA Mah Jongg on the PC, I don't think he ever played Keen1. I can imagine it must have been fun watching him play. My sister used to have a similar amount of fun watching me play, we would usually have ABBA Gold or Cream's 'Disraeli Gears' on in the background and she would watch me play. Once she flung 'Mammybear' at the keyboard resulting in our discovery of GOD and CT-SPACEBAR. It was a long time before we knew the keys so the bear was the means of choice to activate those cheats :crazy

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Post by keenmaster486 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:13

When I was two or three years old my dad had a shareware copy of Keen 4 that he loaded on his computer and let me play. That was my first experience with Keen, and also my last for quite a while until I got interested in computers and managed to install Keen from that floppy onto another on a laptop that had no hard drive! Ah, the memories... :p
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Post by GARGapplesauce » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:51

When I was really young, three I think, we had this dinosaur Acer desktop that was even old at the time, running Windows 95 and with a slew of old games installed on it. It had Tyrian, Jazz Jackrabbit, Hover, and Episodes 1, 4, 5, 6, and Dreams. My sister is much older than I am, so she was probably the reason we had them at the time, but she showed me how to play and I fell in love with the games, it was the first series I was ever really in to. I remember spending a substantial part of my childhood trying to convince my parents to buy episodes 2 and 3 but it never did happen. I was separated from the games for a while because the Acer died and its floppy drive was broken, so we were never able to copy the game files and didn't have the originals anymore. I rediscovered the games around 2009 and joined up with the community here in 2010, and have been enjoying the games again for all the years since. :D
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Post by Captain Critical » Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:42

I was going through a bunch of old games on some computers in my basement. I was having lots of fun playing games on there. I found Commander Keen and was instantly hooked. I played that non-stop and lost all social life. :p

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Post by Levellass » Sun Apr 03, 2016 0:54

KEEN is life. Keen is love.
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Post by gokaiblue » Tue Dec 13, 2016 18:42

I'm not really sure how I got into Commander Keen, but I do know it was this year. Perhaps it was due to my recent fascination with MS-DOS games that I was drawn to this platformer. Whatever it was, as soon as I played Keen 1, I was pulled in hook, line, and sinker. My goal now is to maybe write a fanfic for the series or perhaps even get my hands on an elusive physical copy of the game.

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Post by Roobar » Tue Dec 13, 2016 19:47

It's extremely rare that someone who has never played Commander Keen gets hooked by decades old game in this modern (compared to the early 90s) age.

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Post by gokaiblue » Tue Dec 13, 2016 21:09

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Not sure if you were referring to me, but I'll respond anyways. I'm a retro kind of guy. I collect vinyl records, old video games, sometimes the odd VHS, and old consoles. It's a cool hobby but also a curse (especially when trying to relate to your peers or trying to keep your finances in check).

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Post by Keening_Product » Tue Dec 13, 2016 22:43

Ah we can Keen if we want to, we can leave your friends behind
Cause your friends don't Keen and if they don't Keen
Well they're are no friends of mine
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Post by IceDuck347 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 23:18

my dad discovered keen in a very old computer (i think it was 4-86 processor or something), and then he brought a hard disk, in wich he discovered commander keen 4, so, in the future, my dad let me playing keen 4, and then we searched about 1,2 and 3 episodes, later we discovered episode 4,5 (keen dreams), and ep. 5 and 6. when i was 8 years old, i discovered the commander keen fans world, and then i discovered episodes 7,8 and 9. also i learned keen's nemesis is mortimer mcmire, until then i created another keen's nemesis (his neighbor) named junto ,but there's another story about me and commander keen, if you want, i'm gonna tell it in th other keen stuff forum. :) :) :) :) :) :)
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Post by MoffD » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:31

Keening_Product wrote:Ah we can Keen if we want to, we can leave your friends behind
Cause your friends don't Keen and if they don't Keen
Well they're are no friends of mine
But of course! Keen takes his safety very seriously!
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Re: How did you find Keen?

Post by XrackProject » Mon Apr 24, 2017 20:54

I got Keen 4 on a floppy disk from someone as a kid. I think I was around 6 years old. I still have this disk here somewhere. This is how I got in touch with Keen in the past. But unfortunately, I lost any intrest in my computer for a very long time, so I kinda forgot about Keen. When I started with Let's Plays I started to look for Keen but I even forgot the name of the game. I just knew "commander....something...." but I finally found some videos on Youtube and could enjoy the game back again, even more then in my past. :) Thats the story between me and Keen.
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