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Title: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Haids1987 on January 06, 2011, 08:24:44 PM
CAUTION: A long, sappy post follows.  You may feel like gagging after reading it, so I advise you to read on an empty stomach.  You have been warned!

I mentioned this earlier, but I have been reading a lot of really old threads from the Archives lately--some of them go back all the way to 2003! :shock:   It's fun to read some of the posts from the members who have been here forever (Cat, Jafar, Cray, Rob, Kimmie, etc.)  and to see where they were in their lives then as opposed to now, but also how constant and loyal to the project they've been over the years.  The forum seemed so excited and pumped up for any scrap of information they could glean about TSL (or "KQIX" ;))  It's really inspiring!  For the most part, the forum felt so vivacious, and so hopeful.  It makes me absolutely YEARN that I was back there with the original posters.  (Sickening story: I remember doing a Google search back in 2004 for King's Quest 9 and seeing the KQIX site.  I clicked on it, but kind of skimmed over it and didn't give it a second thought. :wall: It wasn't until I was 21 and actually interested in foruming that I joined, and even then I was  too intimidated to post at first. ::))

However, not all of these times were lighthearted and fun.

Most recently, I read all seven pages of Say's farewell thread (http://www.postudios.com/blog/forum/index.php?topic=6197.msg228097#msg228097), and I could definitely feel the difference in the way a lot of forumers were feeling.  Even poor Say was frustrated and seemed to be feeling helpless.  Some of the comments that were made were just downright harsh and mean, and so many people had given up hope and quit anything to do with TSL.  It broke my heart to see how badly people's faith had been shaken.  And reading what the rest of the team wrote to Say was so sweet I got teary-eyed!  I never had the pleasure of meeting Say, but I read through some of her posts and I gotta say, she seemed incredible.  I wish that I could have met her (she's another Pacific Northwesterner  :D), but she obviously had very good reasons for leaving.

Now you're wondering: "Uh, okay...Haids, why are you bringing up things that happened so many years ago?" :)  Well, reading through all these old, dark posts just makes me appreciate where we are today all the more.  Look what had to happen in order to get where we are today!  Look at this incredible team that has stuck around through all of this, and the loyal posters that have supported the project since there didn't seem to be a project to support!  The forum went through so many changes, but the one constant that has never wavered is the spirit of the cause, absolute devotion to the game.  There may have been some bad times, but those bad times laid the foundation for what was finally accomplished.  The forum would be nowhere as cool as it is now if those dark times had never happened.  POS was able to conquer the pessimism, the doubt, and the negativity that sometimes surrounded them.  If only those people who gave up on you could see where you are now!

It makes me proud to say that I am an active member of this community.  To be posting alongside people like you guys makes it so amazing!  I am blessed to have found you, and you've definitely changed me for the better.  King's Quest has always been something I'm passionate about, and meeting others who feel the same way--jeez, it's overwhelming!  Thank you to everyone here--people who have been here forever...team members who have poured their souls into this game...people who are newbies to the forums (welcome!  You can't even fathom how awesome this community is! :))...and people like myself who have only been here a year or two, but have found an online home with kindred spirits.

At the risk of sounding even sappier (which I doubt is possible ;)), I send my love to each and every one of you.  I seriously can't think of a forumer I dislike, and I'm so glad you're all here.  You are what makes this a safe haven for anyone who wants to keep the King's Quest spirit alive!
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Enchantermon on January 06, 2011, 08:56:25 PM
Well said, seriously. :)
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: KatieHal on January 06, 2011, 09:03:00 PM
Aww, thanks for this Haids! It really has been a long and twisty road of ups and down, highs and lows, defeats and accomplishments. I still kinda can't believe everything that's happened just between last year at this time and now! I'm also glad we have those old posts still around for perusing, too. It's nice sometimes to be reminded of where you've been and get a new perspective on where you are now.
 :hug: <--hugs for everyone for sticking with us!
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Haids1987 on January 06, 2011, 09:17:08 PM
You're so welcome, Katie. :)  You guys deserve every ounce of praise that anybody can give you.  I've said it so many times, but I truly mean it: everything that POS has done for their fans is incredible.  I am absolutely amazed at what you have done and what you STILL do for us.  You don't do it for money or fame, you do it because you love the game and you love your fans.  It's selfless, inspiring, and all around amazing. <3 <3

Well said, seriously. :)
Thanks, Enchatermon. :)
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Enchantermon on January 06, 2011, 09:21:22 PM
Thanks, Enchatermon. :)
You're welcome. :)
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: snabbott on January 07, 2011, 09:22:03 AM
I never actually got to know Say, but I think I was an occasional lurker on the forums when she was here. I was really sad when I saw her "leaving" thread. I think Cez still has some contact with her - at least he did in the Akasha days a couple of years ago.

I like being part of the team and being on the forums. There are lots of really cool people around here. :)

(Posted on: January 07, 2011, 10:49:51 AM)


On a semi-related note, I found a Spanish version of the old KQIX website!

http://perso.wanadoo.es/rogar59/spain/ (http://perso.wanadoo.es/rogar59/spain/)


(Posted on: January 07, 2011, 10:58:06 AM)


... and pictures of Hailey's AWOL fiancé (http://perso.wanadoo.es/rogar59/spain/team/featured/fan.htm).  :-\
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: KatieHal on January 07, 2011, 09:56:53 AM
Wow! I didn't realize we'd had a Spanish version of our site.
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: dark-daventry on January 07, 2011, 10:17:35 AM
Well said indeed, haids. I've been a member of this forum for years, far longer than some, and I am very proud of being a veteran forumer here. I have indeed gone through bad times on this forum, but despite all the bad things that have happened, my devotion to Phoenix Online Studios never wavered for a second. Through thick and thin, I have stuck around. I was around during say's time, and I can indeed vouch for her awesomeness. It was sad to see her go, but so many people have. But so many people have also joined since then as well. I have watched forumers come and go before my very eyes, but I have remained. And I have met some incredible friends on this forum. And it was through this forum that I joined the team; perhaps one of the single greatest moments of my life. My name is officially associated with the revival of King's Quest. Words can't describe how proud of that achievement I am. It's been a childhood dream of mine to revive the King's Quest series. To actually have achieved that is amazing. And I intend to stick around on this forum for years to come. Even after TSL is done and finished, I will still be here. I would hope to still be a team member at that point, but even if I'm not, I won't leave. This forum is my home away from home. I've found so many wonderful friends here that I honestly love all of you and I can't just get up and go. And my history with the project goes even before my first post in 2005; I've been a lurker here since nearly the beginning (I first came to the site during the white website phase, and have witnessed the blue phase, the red phase, and the current phase). It's been one of the longest journey's of my life (heh pun intended XD), and I'll gladly do it all over again if someone asked me to. If I was told I was going to meet some amazing friends over the years here, I'd have just laughed. But fast forward a couple of years and here we are. But I'm also really proud of being a second generation King's Quest fan. When I first joined, I wasn't even in high school. I was in either 6th or seventh grade when I first joined, and I am proud of being part of a new generation of King's Quest fans. My father introduced me to the world of King's Quest, and I am so thankful he did. And, if you look back in the archives, you'll notice I tend to have some long posts and some very encouraging ones as well. I've always been an optimist for KQ, and I don't think that will be changing.
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: snabbott on January 07, 2011, 12:11:18 PM
Wow! I didn't realize we'd had a Spanish version of our site.
Neither did I. Based on the name "rogar59" and the location in Spain, I'm guessing it's franzrogar (http://www.postudios.com/blog/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1436)'s.
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Haids1987 on January 07, 2011, 12:17:28 PM
On a semi-related note, I found a Spanish version of the old KQIX website!
http://perso.wanadoo.es/rogar59/spain/ (http://perso.wanadoo.es/rogar59/spain/)
XD iQue fantastico!
... and pictures of Hailey's AWOL fiancé (http://perso.wanadoo.es/rogar59/spain/team/featured/fan.htm).  :-\
:'(  Where IS that boy?  He just suddenly disappeared one day.  We used to email back and forth, but he just altogether stopped all contact.  I miss him!  :(

When I first joined, I wasn't even in high school. I was in either 6th or seventh grade when I first joined, and I am proud of being part of a new generation of King's Quest fans.
:shock: Jeez, dd, that's awesome.  You really are a baby!  I'm always surprised to find that people who are teens actually know about these games.  It's even surprising to find people my OWN age who know about them!  Even yesterday I mentioned something about King's Quest at work in a group of people about my age, and all I got were blank stares. ::)  (Sidebar: once I was hanging out with my big sister and her friends, and one of her friends grabbed a pop from the fridge and said, "Egads! Is that cold!"  I almost spit out my own drink! :))  But anyway, dd, you are a rarity in the King's Quest world.  It's refreshing to see, as you call it, "second generation King's Quest fans." :)

And, if you look back in the archives, you'll notice I tend to have some long posts and some very encouraging ones as well. I've always been an optimist for KQ, and I don't think that will be changing.
It's true.  I remember when I first started being a regular here, I'd just grin when I saw that you had been on a posting rampage.  I think I even mentioned that to you once.  You're one of the eternal optimists of the forums, and it's awesome!  ;D

Overall, we have such an amazing group here. :yes: I look back and see such funny mannerisms--how formal everyone starts out when they arrive, but how quickly they feel the welcoming vibe and just start being their real, goofy selves!  Also, how eventually you learn everyone's real name.  Even Cat, who is like the forum queen over here, was once Koko and was just another forumer! :o
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: snabbott on January 07, 2011, 12:31:23 PM
... and pictures of Hailey's AWOL fiancé (http://perso.wanadoo.es/rogar59/spain/team/featured/fan.htm).  :-\
:'(  Where IS that boy?  He just suddenly disappeared one day.  We used to email back and forth, but he just altogether stopped all contact.  I miss him!  :(
I don't know. :( We miss you, :brrr:!
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: dark-daventry on January 07, 2011, 01:12:20 PM
On a semi-related note, I found a Spanish version of the old KQIX website!
http://perso.wanadoo.es/rogar59/spain/ (http://perso.wanadoo.es/rogar59/spain/)
XD iQue fantastico!
... and pictures of Hailey's AWOL fiancÚ (http://perso.wanadoo.es/rogar59/spain/team/featured/fan.htm).  :-\
:'(  Where IS that boy?  He just suddenly disappeared one day.  We used to email back and forth, but he just altogether stopped all contact.  I miss him!  :(

When I first joined, I wasn't even in high school. I was in either 6th or seventh grade when I first joined, and I am proud of being part of a new generation of King's Quest fans.
:shock: Jeez, dd, that's awesome.  You really are a baby!  I'm always surprised to find that people who are teens actually know about these games.  It's even surprising to find people my OWN age who know about them!  Even yesterday I mentioned something about King's Quest at work in a group of people about my age, and all I got were blank stares. ::)  (Sidebar: once I was hanging out with my big sister and her friends, and one of her friends grabbed a pop from the fridge and said, "Egads! Is that cold!"  I almost spit out my own drink! :))  But anyway, dd, you are a rarity in the King's Quest world.  It's refreshing to see, as you call it, "second generation King's Quest fans." :)

And, if you look back in the archives, you'll notice I tend to have some long posts and some very encouraging ones as well. I've always been an optimist for KQ, and I don't think that will be changing.
It's true.  I remember when I first started being a regular here, I'd just grin when I saw that you had been on a posting rampage.  I think I even mentioned that to you once.  You're one of the eternal optimists of the forums, and it's awesome!  ;D

Overall, we have such an amazing group here. :yes: I look back and see such funny mannerisms--how formal everyone starts out when they arrive, but how quickly they feel the welcoming vibe and just start being their real, goofy selves!  Also, how eventually you learn everyone's real name.  Even Cat, who is like the forum queen over here, was once Koko and was just another forumer! :o

Lol, well I've been here for a long time. I can't remember exactly when my dad introduced me to King's Quest, but it was a while ago. I want to say mid 90's, considering I was born in 1991. Ah, Koko. I remember when cat went by Koko! Such memories! You know what's weird? One of my closest friends likes King's Quest. Like I don't know how I found that out... I think I may have mentioned King Graham in a conversation or something and she was like, "Wait... You've actually heard of King Graham?". But that's just a guess on how it went. I can't remember all that well. It was a while ago. But it's a rarity to find second generation KQ fans. I have another friend who likes adventure games, but he's never played KQ. Just yesterday I showed him KQVI Enhanced running on my Mac, and I think he may start to play the series... We'll see what happens.

I remember when the forums were more lively than they are now... Within one day you could move up in ranks. Now, it's not nearly as busy over here as it used to be. But it's still my home away from home. I'll continue to visit and moderate these forums for as long as I can. And I'll admit, there have been times where I've been absent, but life has a way of taking over sometimes. But, I always return. And I will continue to do so for as long as I can. This forum was my first forum, and I treasure it deeply. I've learned so much here, and I think this forum has really helped me grow up quite a bit. And it's weird looking back at some of my old posts. I looked back at some of my writing that I posted on these forums (They're in the archives somewhere) and I didn't even remember posting them... But in those posts I had said how I intended to be an author... That's changed considerably. I've abandoned my writing and gone into web design. But I may yet venture back to writing... You're free to read some of my old writing if you wish. Considering it's in the archives, I can't stop you from reading it. And believe it or not, I did lose some of that writing, so having it in the archives is a nice back up XD But I'm getting off-topic. Something I think I excel at... XD
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Cez on January 07, 2011, 03:07:13 PM
Wow! I didn't realize we'd had a Spanish version of our site.
Neither did I. Based on the name "rogar59" and the location in Spain, I'm guessing it's franzrogar (http://www.postudios.com/blog/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1436)'s.

It is Franz's. He did this a long while ago. He actually is now working on the translation of the games.

and yeah, I talk to Say from while to while.
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: dark-daventry on January 07, 2011, 03:13:16 PM
Wow! I didn't realize we'd had a Spanish version of our site.
Neither did I. Based on the name "rogar59" and the location in Spain, I'm guessing it's franzrogar (http://www.postudios.com/blog/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1436)'s.

It is Franz's. He did this a long while ago. He actually is now working on the translation of the games.

and yeah, I talk to Say from while to while.

I'd like to talk to Say again. It's been so long since any of us have heard from her. I wonder if she'd respond to me though... XD it's been so long, but I'd love to find out how she's been.
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Haids1987 on January 07, 2011, 07:27:45 PM
and yeah, I talk to Say from while to while.
Tell her that the forums are very curious about her, she's legendary over here!  I'd love to get to know her, she seemed so awesome. :)
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: koko_99_2001 on January 07, 2011, 07:28:06 PM
Thanks Haids! It is so hard to realize that I've been a part of the forum for so long! Gosh, I was either a sophomore or junior in college when I got really active on the forums. Where has the time gone??
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Haids1987 on January 07, 2011, 07:36:24 PM
Thanks Haids! It is so hard to realize that I've been a part of the forum for so long!
:hug:

Psssst--you're one of my favorite forumers! ;)
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: dark-daventry on January 07, 2011, 07:42:29 PM
Thanks Haids! It is so hard to realize that I've been a part of the forum for so long!
:hug:

Psssst--you're one of my favorite forumers! ;)

She's one of mine too!
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Haids1987 on January 07, 2011, 07:44:16 PM
Not-uh, mine!  :P
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Enchantermon on January 07, 2011, 08:55:02 PM
Now, now...there's plenty of Cat to go around.
Besides, FataliOmega already called her. ;)
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: dark-daventry on January 07, 2011, 08:56:29 PM
Not-uh, mine!  :P

XD We can't share favorite forumers?

Now, now...there's plenty of Cat to go around. ;)

No there isn't! :rofl: It's a battle to the death then... Prepare thyself, Haids... XD
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: koko_99_2001 on January 08, 2011, 06:33:29 AM
lol, true! Erik has called me, however, I'll hang around just to be your favorite forumer :P
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Enchantermon on January 08, 2011, 09:21:25 AM
lol, true! Erik has called me, however, I'll hang around just to be your favorite forumer :P
Oh good, it is Erik. I was pretty sure, but I used his forum name just to be safe. :P
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Haids1987 on January 08, 2011, 01:25:01 PM
:rofl:  Your adorableness continues to grow, Enchantermon.

(Posted on: January 08, 2011, 01:24:34 PM)


I'll hang around just to be your favorite forumer :P
Yaaaay!  :-*
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Enchantermon on January 08, 2011, 02:04:49 PM
:rofl:  Your adorableness continues to grow, Enchantermon.
;]
Yay! :D
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: writerlove on January 09, 2011, 09:05:35 PM
Quoted from Hailey's thread:

It's even surprising to find people my OWN age who know about them!  Even yesterday I mentioned something about King's Quest at work in a group of people about my age, and all I got were blank stares. Roll Eyes  (Sidebar: once I was hanging out with my big sister and her friends, and one of her friends grabbed a pop from the fridge and said, "Egads! Is that cold!"  I almost spit out my own drink!

I agree with this sentiment. I got blank stares from a couple of my friends (who are my age or around there) didn't know what windows 3.1 was. I felt like a nerd then, lolz.
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Haids1987 on January 09, 2011, 09:17:40 PM
Hahaha! ;D That's like how dd just mentioned something about old games he grew up on, and I don't remember them at all.  I discovered it's because when he was seven and probably just starting to play them, I was almost twelve and jamming to Backstreet Boys.  ::)

I hate being aged around here.  ;)
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: koko_99_2001 on January 10, 2011, 07:05:24 AM
Hahaha! ;D That's like how dd just mentioned something about old games he grew up on, and I don't remember them at all.  I discovered it's because when he was seven and probably just starting to play them, I was almost twelve and jamming to Backstreet Boys.  ::)

I hate being aged around here.  ;)

lol! How do you think I feel...I'm going to hit 28 this year. Compared to lots of you guys, I'm quite a bit older :P
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: KatieHal on January 10, 2011, 07:44:56 AM
 28? Bah! I'm fresh in my third decade!
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: koko_99_2001 on January 10, 2011, 08:06:40 AM
I saw one person on facebook say "I've lived in two millenniums,  two centuries, and three decades, and I'm not even 20 yet." I could say the same except mine is 4 decades and I'm not 30 yet!
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: snabbott on January 10, 2011, 09:15:06 AM
Me, too, except it would be five decades and I'm not 40 yet (but I will be this October). Also, it's millenia. :P
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: koko_99_2001 on January 10, 2011, 09:26:48 AM
Me, too, except it would be five decades and I'm not 40 yet (but I will be this October). Also, it's millenia. :P

 :P We'll blame that on the four hours of sleep I got last night due to excitement about snow :P

Or just my ignorance! XD
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: dark-daventry on January 10, 2011, 10:53:00 AM
Well I still find it cool that I know all about these games at my age... I'm only 19 and I know all about KQ!
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Haids1987 on January 10, 2011, 05:33:19 PM
I saw one person on facebook say "I've lived in two millenniums,  two centuries, and three decades, and I'm not even 20 yet."
Awesome!  Love that! ;D

I know, I know, I'm a baby compared to some of you.  But still!  I've always been the baby in most situations, it's weird to realize that yes, I am older than some people.  :o
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Melook on January 11, 2011, 06:21:24 PM
Thanks to this thread I read Say's goodbye thread and now I miss her and i didn't even no her. :'(
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Haids1987 on January 11, 2011, 06:58:57 PM
That's how I feel too. :(  She seemed so amazingly cool.  Every post I read that she made I was like, "Awwww!  What a neat person!"  I so wish that I had gotten to know her.  :'(
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Say on January 13, 2011, 11:01:05 AM
You are all so very sweet, thank you <3
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: koko_99_2001 on January 13, 2011, 11:48:14 AM
Say! HEY :D We love you!!!
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: tessspoon on January 13, 2011, 11:53:22 AM
Omg, Say! Hii! :D
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Delling on January 13, 2011, 12:13:31 PM
zomgfhqwgads! everybody to teh limit! It's Say!

I had this picture for you, because someone when you were leaving was like: "we should put together a bunch of pictures for Say to show her that we care and stuff and junk" and I was all "cool" and got it, and now it just sits in my My Documents folder reminding me that I never posted it! BUT now you've posted so it's cool and I can post it and thus give it to you and you can have it and I can delete it and it can stop reminding me that I never sent it and thus making me go "d'aww... darn, I should do something with that"

kthxbai

...oh... here:

Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Say on January 13, 2011, 12:58:40 PM
Haha, I'm confused and amused at the same time. Nice to see some familiar faces among the new ones :)
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Haids1987 on January 13, 2011, 01:39:37 PM
WOW, I feel like I'm meeting a celebrity!  Hiiiiiiii Say!  It's so awesome to see that you're here again! :hug:

Do stick around, I've heard tales of your wonder!
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: waltzdancing on January 13, 2011, 03:00:48 PM
Hi Say!

They are all good stories I promise you. Welcome back!
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: crayauchtin on January 13, 2011, 07:15:44 PM
Haha, I'm confused and amused at the same time. Nice to see some familiar faces among the new ones :)
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

(PS It's Questie, not some creeper. :P)
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Haids1987 on January 13, 2011, 08:44:10 PM
(PS It's Questie, not some creeper. :P)
Isn't that a bit of an oxymoron? ;)
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: dark-daventry on January 14, 2011, 10:20:30 AM
OMG SAY!!!!! WELCOME BACK! Remember me?! I finally got on the team, and it's wonderful! And, I've grown up considerably from back in the day, I can assure you! Please, try to stop by more often. We miss you around here!
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: crayauchtin on January 18, 2011, 03:27:05 PM
(PS It's Questie, not some creeper. :P)
Isn't that a bit of an oxymoron? ;)
Are you calling me a creeper? I'm am APPALLED.

....but I can not deny the claims being made. :P
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Haids1987 on January 18, 2011, 05:24:31 PM
Awww, Cray, you know I love you (creeper or otherwise)! :hug:
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Say on October 24, 2012, 03:39:30 PM
Can't believe this thread is almost a year and then some old! It still makes me feel all warm and fuzzy and stuff :)


Bump, bumpity, bumpsies  <3
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Cez on October 24, 2012, 03:50:32 PM
SAY!!!!
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Delling on October 24, 2012, 03:51:14 PM
Ohai! Say! :D

And now that you've bumped this thread... I'm going to have to re-read it! XD
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Say on October 24, 2012, 03:57:37 PM
SAY!!!!

AH MAH GAWD! IT BE CEZ D: You're famous and stuff, Plz sign up my kool-aid bottle ktnx.

(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s184/originaldave77/Kool-Aid-Man-Jug-Sports-Bottle-Gatorade-Cycling-Electrolytes-davesgeekyideas-1.jpg)

Ohai! Say! :D

And now that you've bumped this thread... I'm going to have to re-read it! XD

Helloooooo! :)
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: dark-daventry on October 24, 2012, 04:02:18 PM
OMG SAY!!! Have you been? Long time no talk!
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Say on October 24, 2012, 04:05:36 PM
OMG SAY!!! Have you been? Long time no talk!

Well hello there, long time indeed :)
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Delling on October 24, 2012, 04:06:38 PM
I never actually got to know Say, but I think I was an occasional lurker on the forums when she was here. I was really sad when I saw her "leaving" thread. I think Cez still has some contact with her - at least he did in the Akasha days a couple of years ago.

I like being part of the team and being on the forums. There are lots of really cool people around here. :)

(Posted on: January 07, 2011, 10:49:51 AM)


On a semi-related note, I found a Spanish version of the old KQIX website!

http://perso.wanadoo.es/rogar59/spain/ (http://perso.wanadoo.es/rogar59/spain/)


(Posted on: January 07, 2011, 10:58:06 AM)


...

Oh, man, I remember that forum... :-X *stalked it so much* Not sure if I joined during it or not...

I remember Akasha!! Deloria showed me the site... it reminded me of these webcomic/video game ideas that I make with an RL friend... which... never did pan out :-\ (I mean it was thematically similar/sounded vaguely similar to one or two of those... I'll stop talking now :sweating:)
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Say on October 24, 2012, 04:18:03 PM
Oh, now I'm curious about that, show me! :D


And yeah, Cez has always been sort of creepy like that - we could stop talking for months yet he always finds a way to get a hold of me!

That's what a creep friend is about, right? lol :P
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Cez on October 24, 2012, 04:20:22 PM
How do you think I got in touch with Ken Williams and Jane Jensen?

What can I say? I'm good at stalking people :D
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Say on October 24, 2012, 04:22:26 PM
How do you think I got in touch with Ken Williams and Jane Jensen?

What can I say? I'm good at stalking people :D


(http://dailypicksandflicks.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Creepy-Cat-Hiding-Behind-Bed.jpg)
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Delling on October 24, 2012, 04:35:54 PM
ZOMG CAT! *glomps*


Oh, now I'm curious about that, show me! :D

h'okay, so, this is just a page that I could scrounge up!!--sadly, most of the art that I have for it is on my laptop... and my laptop hath derped its herp for the last week or so. :(

Riveting opening scene, I know :P (there was dialog, which explained what was going on). So, it cuts from this to what's going on in their imagination: they are playing "Space Police" in some woods in a park near their neighborhood. While on their way home to do homework after the guy in the middle on the bottom pulls a killjoy and ends their games early, an actual space ship crashes, and when the aliens inside die, the aliens' superpowers get transferred to the kids. Cue coming of age, superhero story, etc. :P

I'll see if I can get anything where ... you can like see the whole characters at least...
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Say on October 24, 2012, 04:42:33 PM
Wow, absolutely love the art. What's the story about? I wanna know more :o
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Delling on October 24, 2012, 05:06:28 PM
Thanks! :) My friend did all the art (I'm mostly the writing): his deviant art--http://stregawolf.deviantart.com/ (http://stregawolf.deviantart.com/) (doesn't seem to be anything from this project up there tho' :-\)

Well, I did out the broad strokes of the idea for the story: in the first book or so, they have to go through the usual steps of discovering and learning about these powers they've just randomly received because they happened to be in the area while dealing with a detachment of agents from the alien race whose ship crashed who want the powers back and are working with an MIB-like organization to get them... and simultaneously both sides (the kids and the MIB/alien agents) are dealing with the alien threat that the aliens who crashed were pursuing on earth in the first place. ((Oh, and the important thing to remember here--they were all in middle school when these superpowers and all of the attendant issues got dropped on them.))

Plus, there is the over-arching backdrop of three kids growing up.

Writing the individual chapters was always fairly collaborative and a matter of working with The Art Department... err... my friend Vu. :P
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: GrahamRocks! on October 24, 2012, 05:57:20 PM
Say!!!! *bows* What an honor it is to meet you at last!

Unfortunately, by the time I'd heard of TSL and joined up here you were long gone. But, I saw your legacy in the posts you made, and the wonderful art you did for The Four Winds.

Welcome back, Mrs. Say!
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Say on October 24, 2012, 06:23:03 PM
Helloooooooooooo <3

Thank you, GrahamRocks! And just because you're so nice I did this for you (just like your icon, totally nailed it I know! :D)

(http://i49.tinypic.com/1zgvl76.jpg)

(Posted on: October 24, 2012, 08:08:53 PM)


Thanks! :) My friend did all the art (I'm mostly the writing): his deviant art--http://stregawolf.deviantart.com/ (http://stregawolf.deviantart.com/) (doesn't seem to be anything from this project up there tho' :-\)

Well, I did out the broad strokes of the idea for the story: in the first book or so, they have to go through the usual steps of discovering and learning about these powers they've just randomly received because they happened to be in the area while dealing with a detachment of agents from the alien race whose ship crashed who want the powers back and are working with an MIB-like organization to get them... and simultaneously both sides (the kids and the MIB/alien agents) are dealing with the alien threat that the aliens who crashed were pursuing on earth in the first place. ((Oh, and the important thing to remember here--they were all in middle school when these superpowers and all of the attendant issues got dropped on them.))

Plus, there is the over-arching backdrop of three kids growing up.

Writing the individual chapters was always fairly collaborative and a matter of working with The Art Department... err... my friend Vu. :P

I like it, why did you guys stop with the project? Sorry if I'm being too nosy :P
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Delling on October 25, 2012, 04:05:56 AM
Thanks! :) My friend did all the art (I'm mostly the writing): his deviant art--http://stregawolf.deviantart.com/ (http://stregawolf.deviantart.com/) (doesn't seem to be anything from this project up there tho' :-\)

Well, I did out the broad strokes of the idea for the story: in the first book or so, they have to go through the usual steps of discovering and learning about these powers they've just randomly received because they happened to be in the area while dealing with a detachment of agents from the alien race whose ship crashed who want the powers back and are working with an MIB-like organization to get them... and simultaneously both sides (the kids and the MIB/alien agents) are dealing with the alien threat that the aliens who crashed were pursuing on earth in the first place. ((Oh, and the important thing to remember here--they were all in middle school when these superpowers and all of the attendant issues got dropped on them.))

Plus, there is the over-arching backdrop of three kids growing up.

Writing the individual chapters was always fairly collaborative and a matter of working with The Art Department... err... my friend Vu. :P

I like it, why did you guys stop with the project? Sorry if I'm being too nosy :P

Mostly time commitments (we were both busy college undergrads at the time :P ...we're both busy college postgrads now XD). I still play with the idea from time to time. :yes:

Nah, not nosy, I like talking about it. :P
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Deloria on October 25, 2012, 05:28:31 AM
ZOMG CUTE CEDRIC! :D <3

And Say! :D :D Hello, Say! :D What have you been up to? :)
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Say on October 25, 2012, 11:02:01 AM
ZOMG CUTE CEDRIC! :D <3

And Say! :D :D Hello, Say! :D What have you been up to? :)


Life!

Hello Deloria! :)

(Posted on: October 25, 2012, 01:00:22 PM)


Mostly time commitments (we were both busy college undergrads at the time :P ...we're both busy college postgrads now XD). I still play with the idea from time to time. :yes:

Nah, not nosy, I like talking about it. :P

It's kind of sad seeing such talent go to waste sometimes.
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: snabbott on October 25, 2012, 11:58:49 AM
Say!!! :o !!! :o !!! :o !!!
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Say on October 25, 2012, 12:17:09 PM
Say!!! :o !!! :o !!! :o !!!

Hellooooooooo :D
(http://jayfan.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/happy_kitty.jpg)
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Haids1987 on October 25, 2012, 12:36:32 PM
SAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! So we meet again!! :hug:
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Say on October 25, 2012, 12:45:35 PM
SAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! So we meet again!! :hug:

Hello sweetie! And yes, we do meet again!

I've been hiding in this lil' corner for the time being, not many have noticed! :P
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Haids1987 on October 25, 2012, 12:48:37 PM
How's life, you keeping busy?  :)

Are you still living on my end of the coast? Northwesterners for the win! :highfive:
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Say on October 25, 2012, 01:03:18 PM
Life is a b... :P


And no. I'm moving everywhere! I'm like a ninja... a traveling ninja! D:
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Haids1987 on October 25, 2012, 01:51:53 PM
Life is a b... :P
I'm sorry to hear that.  :( But you're here and we're happy to see you!!
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Say on October 25, 2012, 02:30:54 PM
Life is a b... :P
I'm sorry to hear that.  :( But you're here and we're happy to see you!!

There's nothing to be sad about, here here kitty hugs :D

(http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo181/kissmeifyoudare2/481341.jpg)
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Delling on October 26, 2012, 07:11:56 AM

There's nothing to be sad about, here here kitty hugs :D

(http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo181/kissmeifyoudare2/481341.jpg)

*needs kitty hugs*

*takes*
Yoink! :P
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Haids1987 on October 26, 2012, 09:23:22 AM
It's so fun having you back, Say! I never really got a chance to get to hang out with you back in the good old days, so it's awesome getting to do so here! :)
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: snabbott on October 26, 2012, 09:26:37 AM
Say!!! :o !!! :o !!! :o !!!

Hellooooooooo :D
(http://jayfan.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/happy_kitty.jpg)
I <3 :cat:!

Are you back to stay? I've always felt like I missed out by not being around when you were. :-\
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Haids1987 on October 26, 2012, 09:32:26 AM
Are you back to stay? I've always felt like I missed out by not being around when you were. :-\
I'm with you, bro! I always feel sad when people go on about the awesomeness that is Say for that same reason!!
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Say on October 26, 2012, 12:24:42 PM
Delling totally stole that hug :P lol <3

And to answer snabbott & Haids1987 question, I guess that depends on you! If you want me to stay you're going to have to post mooore :P I'm feeling a tiny little bit unloved over here in this empty, postless corner :P


(http://i49.tinypic.com/291koy8.jpg)
(In case anyone is wondering, I did caption that one for all my forum frands <3)
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Haids1987 on October 26, 2012, 03:33:03 PM
And to answer snabbott & Haids1987 question, I guess that depends on you! If you want me to stay you're going to have to post mooore :P I'm feeling a tiny little bit unloved over here in this empty, postless corner :P
SQUEAL!! Of course we want you to stay, Say!  If posting more is what it takes, then by God, we will post more!!  :guitar: Bring it on!!
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: koko_99_2001 on October 26, 2012, 04:01:54 PM
Awww...what cute kitten pics!! Life keeps me so busy these days that I don't get to get on the forum much at all anymore :(
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Cez on October 26, 2012, 04:21:19 PM
Awww...what cute kitten pics!! Life keeps me so busy these days that I don't get to get on the forum much at all anymore :(

But that's all about to change mwahahahhaha
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Rosella on October 26, 2012, 04:22:55 PM
Do you know something we don't? :P
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Jafar on October 26, 2012, 04:24:09 PM
Are you gonna kidnap Cat? Can I rescue her? ANd bring friends? I've got enough Wiimotes for everyone!
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: koko_99_2001 on October 26, 2012, 04:25:30 PM
Awww...what cute kitten pics!! Life keeps me so busy these days that I don't get to get on the forum much at all anymore :(

But that's all about to change mwahahahhaha

Oh no...now I'm worried... *wonders what Cez is planning*
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Jafar on October 26, 2012, 04:31:11 PM
It's Cezar. I'd be more worried if I wasn't worried...or something. XD
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Cez on October 26, 2012, 04:32:09 PM
 :suffer:
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Rosella on October 26, 2012, 04:32:49 PM
Somehow, I knew that would be his answer. :P
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Jafar on October 26, 2012, 04:33:33 PM
It's like Deja Vu!
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Say on October 26, 2012, 07:45:28 PM
*kicks Cez outta thread*


Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Neonivek on October 27, 2012, 11:34:18 PM
Honestly as much as I give criticism to this project, ok not that much, I do state that it is had as much to do with how much I loved it and how high my expectations were.

I am not going to pretend that my observations or complaints were me just venting, I do think I brought up some legitimate flaws mostly in some aspects of storytelling, but that I think the game far outweighs any complaint I put against it even when I don't say so. I even held many back simply because I didn't want to give the wrong impression on how I viewed the game.

This game was ultimately taking everything in a very long series and making it amount to something. It so far is doing just that without just giving it an entirely new story with completely different elements, but also including elements from the entire span of the game. It used the characters from the previous games and for the most part they are all, to me at least, completely in character (Only one main character to me is even slightly... off. but character wise he had an excuse for suddenly not being soft spoken). While there are some games that I wish could go on forever, I do appreciate a great ending of some sort.

Oddly enough what I think "The Silver Lining" does best isn't even capturing the essence of the original games, but in many ways it couldn't, that has been often what was toughest about enjoying the games. What it does do best is give a sense of scope, that the story has evolved to the point where just the metaphysical nature of Kings Quest is at stake. It is trying to explore what the games mean and the point of going through it all.

I have thought about the game a lot and what every character represents in the story. How they relate to eachother and what it all means. I have also thought about the new elements brought in. However since this isn't a "Lets analyse the plot and characters" thread I'll stop.... this is wordy enough and no one wants to hear about "How Alexander and Rosella offer differing aspects on the light versus darkness scale" or "What does the villain actually represent about the series?"
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Say on October 27, 2012, 11:49:54 PM
I'm somewhat confused, here.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the original idea of the thread is to discuss basically about TSL as in the team. So, I believe the post would be more suitable to a serious thread like:

http://www.postudios.com/blog/forum/index.php?topic=11236.120

In there, it is most likely you'd get the feedback and attention to your thoughts :)
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Neonivek on October 28, 2012, 12:41:37 AM
I thought it was more of a retrospective on the game as it is now compared to how it started.

This isn't a post I would really want feedback since... really... what can they say?

I already made a post that I got an honest post but after I explained it to the point where no one could confuse what I meant... suddenly the responses stopped. (Which was jarring). That and few people actually seemed to connect with what I was talking about.
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Haids1987 on October 29, 2012, 10:13:59 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the original idea of the thread is to discuss basically about TSL as in the team.
LOL, yes. That...and me to be all sappy and reminscent, pouring my heart out to everyone! :sweetheart:

Which does not diminish the fact that I still love you all, and still think you're amazing! Like the song goes, God bless the broken road! I'm so glad we are where we are now! :hug:
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Say on October 29, 2012, 07:44:55 PM
I thought it was more of a retrospective on the game as it is now compared to how it started.

Reason why I explained in the first place.



This isn't a post I would really want feedback since... really... what can they say?

"They" appreciate your feedback, though. Thank you.



I already made a post that I got an honest post but after I explained it to the point where no one could confuse what I meant... suddenly the responses stopped. (Which was jarring). That and few people actually seemed to connect with what I was talking about.

Congratulations, that is absolutely wonderful news :)

Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: GrahamRocks! on October 29, 2012, 07:56:22 PM
Quote
Congratulations, that is absolutely wonderful news

*tilts head confused* Huh? What do you mean? Are you being sarcastic?
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Say on October 29, 2012, 08:31:15 PM
My intention was that the post was read and replied accordingly. Everyone who knows me knows that if I've got something to say I will say it. Life is too short to go around the bushes :D


Posts will always make me happy <3
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Deloria on October 30, 2012, 09:04:41 AM
Say, don't scare off the newbie. :P

I thought it was more of a retrospective on the game as it is now compared to how it started.

This isn't a post I would really want feedback since... really... what can they say?

I already made a post that I got an honest post but after I explained it to the point where no one could confuse what I meant... suddenly the responses stopped. (Which was jarring). That and few people actually seemed to connect with what I was talking about.
Well, it is a retrospective thread, but it's on the community and how that has evolved rather than the game. :) I'm sure the feedback you gave on the game was appreciated as it can only serve to improve their future endeavors. :) I'd be happy to dissect plot with you and talk about where you're coming from. :)
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: KatieHal on October 30, 2012, 09:16:00 AM
Your feedback IS appreciated, Neonivek--though yeah, this probably is not quite the thread for it in this case ;) Personally, I'd find more expanded thoughts on the characters to be an interesting read if you ever feel like starting a thread on that topic.
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: MangoMercury on November 05, 2012, 02:49:28 PM
Ffffffffffffffff when did the oldbie family reunion start happening??! :|
Title: Re: TSL's dark days and where we are now
Post by: Say on November 05, 2012, 08:41:47 PM
It's been happening for about almost a week Mangofrand. Helloooo *hugsies*