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Happy New Year 2022!

Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2021 23:14
by szemi
Salute everyone! In my country it's already 2022, so thus I wanna wish everyone HAPPY NEW YEAR! :christmas

As a present, I tell you that i'm working on a Keen 6 mod/levelpack thing along with Keen 3 Gold that I mentioned.

Re: Happy New Year 2022!

Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2022 4:11
by Soul Monster
HAPPY NEW YEAR PCKF!!

I know this was not an easy year, and sometimes it feels like things will never get better, but they will, "all we need is just a little patience." ;)

I'll admit that I've had my fair share of misfortune this year. A lot of my friends turned against each other, a lot of my grand plans were crushed, some of which will never be possible now, and another year went by without being able to see them, or meet the people I've dreamt of meeting for some time. In a lot of ways, this pandemic has strengthened a lot of my friendships, while also destroying others. Fortunately, we are all able to stay in touch through phone calls and skype, in which we'll talk for 5-6 hours on end about movies, shows, games, music etc. and just find things to laugh at, which is the best thing we can do right now. It's also been a great way to blow off some steam through our snarky, sarcastic and uncaring comments. Also, as I mentioned in another thread, I got something this year from someone whose work I am a great fan of, and is one of my heroes, that means a lot to me, and in these times, it has brought me a lot of joy and hope when I need it. Whenever I'm feeling down, it always makes me smile.

Not only that, but after years of lurking around this forum, I finally joined. I know I'm the new guy, I don't know people on here like the rest of you, but I'm glad to have joined this community. I didn't realize sites like this still existed, and never in my life have I ever had such in-depth conversations about Commander Keen with anyone as I have on here. I've only been on for about 6 months now, and I can't believe I've said as much as I have. Thank you all for your amazing work, and for being such an awesome group to chat with!

Also, since it looks like I'm stuck inside for the winter in the middle of the arctic hellscape we call the midwest, I plan to start reading up on modding, and I've even got a few ideas for mods, so if things work out, maybe, and this is just a maybe, you might just see a release from me next year.

Anyway, HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Here's to a better 2022!

I leave you now with my favorite version of Auld Lang Syne: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPnhaGWBnys

Re: Happy New Year 2022!

Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2022 23:06
by Benvolio
Happy New Year to one and all!

Beautiful Auld Lang Syne. Scotland really has earned its association with New Years Day. Personally my ancestry has a significant Scottish and Ulster-Scottish component which certainly doesn't manifest itself as having any living close relatives there but nevertheless we - particularly my Dad feel a great connection with the place. So much so that my Dad in fairly recent years established a tradition of preparing a Hogmanay feast of bacon and lentil soup, Beef and Wine "Hogmanay Pie" with neeps and tatties, and the most excellent dessert of raspberry cranachan. He's not big into scotch but a little drop goes in the Cranachan. Truly beautiful food, affirming my belief in Northern European food aa being among the great cuisines of the world (see also my GODRP mod).

Ireland, for our part, have done less to enrich this time of year but no January should commence without U2's New Years Day, with its snowy video (https://youtu.be/jeYCyCaK_5k) evoking Soul Monster's snowy landscape. Edit: the film "The Dead" is also worth watching in early January.

I would look forward to seeing your modding contributions Soul Monster, as clearly you are very into Keen and this community which is a wonderful thing!

Re: Happy New Year 2022!

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2022 14:01
by Arnkatla
Soul Monster wrote: Sat Jan 01, 2022 4:11 HAPPY NEW YEAR PCKF!!

I know this was not an easy year, and sometimes it feels like things will never get better, but they will, "all we need is just a little patience." ;)

I'll admit that I've had my fair share of misfortune this year. A lot of my friends turned against each other, a lot of my grand plans were crushed, some of which will never be possible now, and another year went by without being able to see them, or meet the people I've dreamt of meeting for some time. In a lot of ways, this pandemic has strengthened a lot of my friendships, while also destroying others. Fortunately, we are all able to stay in touch through phone calls and skype, in which we'll talk for 5-6 hours on end about movies, shows, games, music etc. and just find things to laugh at, which is the best thing we can do right now. It's also been a great way to blow off some steam through our snarky, sarcastic and uncaring comments. Also, as I mentioned in another thread, I got something this year from someone whose work I am a great fan of, and is one of my heroes, that means a lot to me, and in these times, it has brought me a lot of joy and hope when I need it. Whenever I'm feeling down, it always makes me smile.

Not only that, but after years of lurking around this forum, I finally joined. I know I'm the new guy, I don't know people on here like the rest of you, but I'm glad to have joined this community. I didn't realize sites like this still existed, and never in my life have I ever had such in-depth conversations about Commander Keen with anyone as I have on here. I've only been on for about 6 months now, and I can't believe I've said as much as I have. Thank you all for your amazing work, and for being such an awesome group to chat with!

Also, since it looks like I'm stuck inside for the winter in the middle of the arctic hellscape we call the midwest, I plan to start reading up on modding, and I've even got a few ideas for mods, so if things work out, maybe, and this is just a maybe, you might just see a release from me next year.

Anyway, HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Here's to a better 2022!

I leave you now with my favorite version of Auld Lang Syne: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPnhaGWBnys
Sorry for the troubles.Hope 2022 will be awesome and nice to you.

Re: Happy New Year 2022!

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2022 22:14
by Nisaba
thanks for sharing your stories, guys. Your words really touched me. And the songs you've shared just put me into that melancholic mood...
I can't really explain why but I somehow like to share this song with you. This tune captures quite good the mood you've put me in, I guess.

Space Oddity by Choir, Choir, Choir (a tribute to the great David Bowie):
https://youtu.be/cKg1_fKO1sY?t=73 (starts at minute 01:13)

Re: Happy New Year 2022!

Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2022 5:07
by proYorp
My God, this last year was intense. I think I've faced every single one of my own personal demons and some I didn't even know I had. But I think I'm winning. I think I'm finally winning.
...and now that i say that i hope i dont instantly get smacked into february wheeee


Soul Monster wrote: Sat Jan 01, 2022 4:11 I got something this year from someone whose work I am a great fan of, and is one of my heroes, that means a lot to me, and in these times, it has brought me a lot of joy and hope when I need it. Whenever I'm feeling down, it always makes me smile.
I think I know exactly how you feel. I recently discovered something that has resonated with me more than I can describe and it has been an enormous encouragement. I really have to call it a miracle due to the extremely up-to-chance and unpredictable manner in which I found it, and the timing of when it showed up, when I really needed that encouragement....


Soul Monster wrote: Not only that, but after years of lurking around this forum, I finally joined. I know I'm the new guy, I don't know people on here like the rest of you, but I'm glad to have joined this community.
This is a very interesting social dynamic to think about, unique to forums and online interaction. I joined after reading a lot of threads, so I already had a pretty good sense of who was who, and yet I myself was totally unknown to anyone on here. Because these conversations are public, and anyone in the world can view them at any time, and actively be an invisible member of the community. Right at this very moment there are likely one or more people reading this conversation that have never posted and we will have no idea they even exist, unless they join and tell us. (Yeah that's right, I know you're out there. :p Join us. You know you want to.)

Soul Monster wrote: I didn't realize sites like this still existed, and never in my life have I ever had such in-depth conversations about Commander Keen with anyone as I have on here.
I'm a bit confused, what do you mean when you say you didn't know sites like this existed, but you've been lurking for years?


Benvolio wrote: Sat Jan 01, 2022 23:06 Personally my ancestry has a significant Scottish and Ulster-Scottish component which certainly doesn't manifest itself as having any living close relatives there but nevertheless we - particularly my Dad feel a great connection with the place. So much so that my Dad in fairly recent years established a tradition of preparing a Hogmanay feast of bacon and lentil soup, Beef and Wine "Hogmanay Pie" with neeps and tatties, and the most excellent dessert of raspberry cranachan. He's not big into scotch but a little drop goes in the Cranachan. Truly beautiful food, affirming my belief in Northern European food aa being among the great cuisines of the world (see also my GODRP mod).
It's always interesting reading about cultural cuisine and traditions. I've never heard of some of those things, and that's one of my favorite aspects of PCKF and its inclusion of people from around the globe. It's like reading about a fantasy world, except even better because it's real!



Anyway, I wish everyone all the best for this new year. I am tentatively optimistic for the upcoming months (at the very least it seems unlikely that things will be so insane for another year in a row...).

I don't like to forget about things as the song suggests, but I always hope to move forward.