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CommanderSpleen
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(1/10/04 4:13 pm)
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Where were you Christmas '92?
What were you doing Christmas 1992 when Commander Keen: The Universe Is Toast was supposed to have turned up?

I can't remember a whole lot of it, but I know I got some damn classy stuff... a lego ship. A blue-sailed, smaller English one, though... not the red-sailed gigantic Pirate ship I most wanted. Still, it was great sitting there all day putting it together. I wish my parents hadn't had such a tendency to through out packaging after a product is removed from it... I sure would have liked to have the box.

After 1992, the only Christmas that has actually felt right, I believe, has been 1995. Maybe it's Lego that makes for good Christmases... I should invest in lots of it this December to give randomly to people.

Wait... I remember another Lego Christmas... I don't know if it was 1995 or 1993... I know it wasn't 1994 or 1996 or later... If it was 1995, then I can officially equate post-eight-year-old good Christmas with Lego.

Uh, oh... maybe it was 1991 I got that Lego ship. How did I let my memory get this hazy!?

Oh, well... the point is, I was there.

Wait! Allow me to rummage through old Grade 2 journal thinggies... Gah. I've exhausted my search here in the Shedquarters... that means that it'll be in the house--inconvenient to search through at this hour. I'll keep y'all posted.

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RoboRed 
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(1/10/04 4:28 pm)
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Re: Where were you Christmas '92?
I don't remember. I started playing CK when I was 3. 92' was when I had just discovered CK. CK3 was the first I had played, followed by CK2, 6, KD, and 4.

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KeenRush 
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(1/10/04 7:23 pm)
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Re: Where were you Christmas '92?
Hmmm, pretty nice topic!

I always wanted legos, and they were best present of every year.. I was pretty into legos back then.. And still am, though I haven't done anything with them (and they're dusted).. :(
Though, I can't remember what model I got that year.

Yes.. I was at home. And when not playing with legos I used to sit in front of our 286 and play (of course) Commander Keen 1! :) It wasn't long I had began my Keen adventures. Oh, the new world of yorps, gargs, vorticons, ice, water, fire, blocks, shadows, lights, statues, pizza, lollipops, books, teddy bears.. :drool I wasn't pretty good back then (hardly could use pogo stick), but I was interested about anything related to Commander Keen. I played the game for hours and hours.

And I never, ever could have even imagined how my life would be over ten years later - still playing the same game and enjoying it as much as before! And playing also modifications, and being able to modify the game myself..

"For years they studied, collected, catalogued. When they had learned all that they could, they began to modify." 3001: The final Odyssey

Edited by: KeenRush  at: 1/10/04 7:26 pm
Robo Blue
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(1/12/04 2:17 am)
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Re: Where were you Christmas '92?
I had just gotten Keen 4 that fall, and wouldn't get keens 1-3 and 5-6 for another 6 years. That year I settled for a far more traditional gift... a model train set. I remember setting it up around the tree and playing with it for hours at a time. I used to play with action figures and toy aircraft a lot, and I'd heard the name Iraq thrown around a bit (the first gulf war , so I'd pretend that the Iraqians (that's what I called them) were attacking the train, and the army would use antiaircraft guns to shoot them down (I had a bunch of those springloaded missle things). Sometimes I even brought out my model aircraft carrier to do battle in the frozen wasteland of Iraq (I found out later that Iraq was not part of Russia). All in all, that was a fun christmas. Wait... maybe that was 1991. Oh well, Christmas is Christmas. Merry Christmas everyone!:christmas

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Edited by: Robo Blue at: 1/12/04 2:17 am
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(1/12/04 2:21 am)
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Re: Where were you Christmas '92?
too young to remember :b

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Djaser 
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(1/12/04 10:07 am)
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Re: Where were you Christmas '92?
1992? I don't think I remember I didn't play Keen at that time we didn't even have a computer. I was always sick on christmas whebn I was younger so for me the universe was toast.

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NephariteofIlian
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(1/12/04 10:36 am)
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Re: Where were you Christmas '92?
Too young to remember. I was only five then!

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KeenRush 
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(1/12/04 5:54 pm)
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Re: Where were you Christmas '92?
I can't remember much from those early years, but Christmasses I can remember. And maybe too much Keen on the child - every time I think about when I was young first things to come mind are Keen related. :) Well, that's positive.

"For years they studied, collected, catalogued. When they had learned all that they could, they began to modify." 3001: The final Odyssey

NephariteofIlian
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(1/14/04 11:59 am)
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Now I have moved on to bigger things - commanding incredulously large divisions of prism tanks (a kind of siege tank that uses a laser) in Red Alert 2, to even having a good time-waste session with my Sims. Holding off the French invasion of UK territory on some imaginary randomly-generated location using WW2 tech, or perhaps blasting some random polygons into oblivion in the hectic environment of many a First Person Shooter...

...but there is something simple, something almost right about the old classics, those great old games that you played for hours when you were a child. Back then games were games - it was about a helmeted boy and his pogo or a green rabbit and his gun, not the grime and grit of the real, blood-stained world we live in. (well of course there was Wolfenstein and a few other wargames, but those are nothing compared to what's available now!)

And, in the end of it all, I'll still come back for a good solid session of Sonic the Hedgehog (the original Keen games don't work on my overpowered comp).

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Ilian is the first of the Dark Apostles, the Mistress of the Void. Her realm is that of mastery of the Dark Arts, the powers of the Dark Symmetry. She is a powerful sorceress, and is believed to be the single most powerful of all the Dark Apostles, though her armies pale in comparison to Algeroth, and her siblings conspire to usurp her position in the favor of the Dark Soul.
Excerpt from Mutant Chronicles

"Beware of he who would deny you access to information, for in his heart he dreams himself your master."

Commissioner Pravin Lal, "Librarian's Preface"

Sometimes I think all the folks who grew up speaking English should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane.
The Nepharite's Temple

KeenRush 
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(1/14/04 7:32 pm)
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Re: Where were you Christmas '92?
True.. And I really wonder what is the next step/level in the shooting games. I think I don't want to see that one.

Oh, and maybe you could try DosBox, that could work with your comp, unless it's too fast for that too.. :)

"For years they studied, collected, catalogued. When they had learned all that they could, they began to modify." 3001: The final Odyssey

Keeniver
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(1/22/04 10:24 pm)
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Re: Where were you Christmas '92?
What was I doing? I honestly don't remember :b
I do remember I started playing when I was about two years old, maybe two and a half (mostly because my parents told me that). I would only have been three years old, then. Come to think of it, I was probably playing Keen, and being sort of oblivious to what was happening. I didn't really realize that there ought to have been a Keen7 and wasn't until a few years later.

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