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Title: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | IV Works Av3x Soyamilk Announced! - GB Date October 1, 2021
Post by: STUDIOBLB on Sun, 09 May 2021, 16:49:45
(https://i.imgur.com/BQ0UmKo.jpg)

GMK SOYAMILK

A refreshing set that’s straight out of your childhood lunch box and afternoon snacks. A heartfelt homage to the soyamilk that we grew up with and remember fondly.
We drew inspiration from a vintage soyamilk drink box from an era long before our time, hoping to provide a throwback aesthetic that resonates with our childhood.



GROUP BUY PAGE IS HERE! (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=114810.0)


SOYAMILK FOR CHARITY
Because GMK Soyamilk is a food-themed keycap set, inspired by a drink that raised us, we want to use this opportunity and platform to pay back to our heritage, particularly to the elderly in the Asian American community that shaped us into who we are.

As a design team, we are pledging to donate a percentage of our profits towards the charity Heart of Dinner (https://www.heartofdinner.org/), which has a goal of “nourishing NYC’s East Asian elders with love and food every week”.
Proof of donation will be provided for posterity after the group buy.
If this is a cause that resonates with you, please consider supporting the project or donating towards the charity!


GROUP BUY INFO
We are incredibly excited to finally announce that GMK Soyamilk will be going to group buy on October 1st, 2021! We will be working with CannonKeys as our lead vendor.

VENDORS
Soyamilk fans around the world rejoice! We have a few vendors for you, and we are so excited to work with all of them on this project!

United States: CannonKeys
Canada: Mech.Land
Europe: myKeyboard.eu
United Kingdom: Proto[Typist]
Oceania: Daily Clack
China: zFrontier
East Asia: Kibou
Korea: Swagkeys
South East Asia: Monokei


KITS AND PRICING

Basekit - 'the classic' - $131*
(https://i.imgur.com/bWpBqCz.jpg)
*Pricing based on prior GMK quote without R1 End and Pg Dn, subject to change

Novelties - 'hudson store' - $52
(https://i.imgur.com/vCr2oyg.jpg)

Latin Alphas - 'less sugar' - $50
(https://i.imgur.com/vSDpZ3A.jpg)
Because of our shared Asian roots in this project, we feel strongly about having Cangjie sublegends in our basekit.

Accent Kit - 'extra straws' - $30
(https://i.imgur.com/qMFDmsA.jpg)


Extensions Kit - ‘snack pack’ - $33

(https://i.imgur.com/pbMyaNt.jpg)


RENDERS

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(https://i.imgur.com/Pq3LfSU.jpg)
U80a by Rama Works, render by Entity.

(https://i.imgur.com/nKxyYht.jpg)
U80a by Rama Works

(https://i.imgur.com/epPrl93.jpeg)
Harbour —港口 by Kibou, render by Chung

(https://i.imgur.com/ShKGIjd.jpg)
Haus by Hand Engineering

(https://i.imgur.com/wmqxB28.jpg)
KBD8X MKII by KBDFans

(https://i.imgur.com/NrHUma3.jpg)
Ikki68 Aurora by Wuque Studios


COLOURS

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Here is the colour palette that we chose for the set. We decided to limit custom colours to only the blue and the beige, leaving the white and red as GMK stock colours.

(https://i.imgur.com/NZsQ7gQ.png)

We picked RAL 260 50 25 and 1015 respectively after colour matching to inspiration material.

Check out some colour comparisons with other sets that use blues and beiges:


(https://i.imgur.com/i88SYIq.png)


COLLABS

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We are excited to share the artisan keycaps that we will have available for this set!

HIBI x Soyamilk artisan keycap:
(https://i.imgur.com/iR8wAhx.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/j9EvgWC.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/jEZW2vJ.png)

Monokei x Soyamilk artisan keycap:
(https://i.imgur.com/IWCE3cD.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hPmUWdD.jpg)


RNCables x Soyamilk artisan cables:
(https://i.imgur.com/yU3nNZm.jpg)
Product Render

(https://i.imgur.com/wPoFCrF.jpg)
Product Render

(https://i.imgur.com/vTbdCIP.jpg])
Prototype Photo

(https://i.imgur.com/UjRDbRD.jpg])
Prototype Photo



RNCables x Soyamilk artisan keycaps:
(https://i.imgur.com/yGtWqtc.jpg)
Check out that straw on the prototype!


IV Works: Av3x Soyamilk

We are pleased to announce our collaboration with IV Works for the release of GMK Soyamilk!
Features of the board will include:
Cream acrylic case
3D milled Soyamilk bottle cap badge
Stainless steel full case bottom
8 degree case angle
Anodized aluminum leaf-spring plate
Isolated plate mount with poron gaskets
Stainless steel hardware
Hot swap PCB with underglow RGB
USB Type C
VIA Compatible
Made in USA

These will be produced in a limited quantity, to be announced later.
Please join the IV Works Discord Server (http://www.iv-works.com/discord) for updates and announcements!


(https://i.imgur.com/5Ugi9G8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/VhlSg0w.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/fEk3NWT.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3PxDHPD.jpg)

Some of you may remember that our IC had a collaboration with RAMA WORKS.
Unfortunately, this endeavor is no longer viable.


DESKMATS

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Slice of Home Deskmat
(http://i.imgur.com/RwDfUoJ.jpg)

Milk Carton Deskmat, designed by retainerbox
(http://i.imgur.com/4hz8jIT.jpg)


CHANGE LOG

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2021.05.21
All of our international vendors have been confirmed!

Updated kitting released! You guys sure filled out a lot of IC forms, and we did our best to accommodate!

-Basekit now has better ISO support, F13, and full Alice and Arisu compatibility.
-ISO users get novelties too!
-Small keyboards don’t have to get left out, please give us feedback on our Extensions Kit if you really need it!
-Quite a few of you asked for Latin alphas, and we are pleased to unveil the Latin Alphas kit.
We still stand by our choice to leave Cangjie sublegends as the default alphas in our basekit, as it stays true to our chosen theme and our personal heritage.

Please be sure to fill out  our NEW IC form (https://forms.gle/CabkF38A6XwWV3CQA) so we can gather your feedback on our new kitting!

Big thanks to Entity. for whipping up some awesome renders!

2021.05.26
Minor changes to kitting
-Changed 2.5u spacebar in the 40s kit to be an additional 2.0u spacebar

2021.06.07
Colour update!
-We have chosen a new blue for the kit to more closely match the shade of blue that you can see in the old kit renders
-Blue is now RAL 260 50 25 instead of RAL 5023
-While working on our other renders, we noticed that the shades of our colours were not matching the vision we had from our original kits, so we have adjusted the blue to better fit our preferences
-Check out our new kit renders and let us know how you feel!

(https://i.imgur.com/dnVbMt3.png)

2021.07.19
Collab reveals! We are thrilled to announce that we are going to have metal artisans available for group buy.
Check out our RAMA Works and Monokei artisan keycaps!
Additionally, we are very excited to be working with RNCables on a Soyamilk themed custom paracorded USB cable!

Minor kitting update: We removed the arrows from the numpad because we felt that they were extraneous and took away from the clean minimal aesthetic that we prefer.

2021.08.19
We’ve been saying “Coming Soon TM” for the last few months, but this time we mean it!
Deskmats are finally here!
We are so excited to present our two designs: Slice of Home and Milk Carton.
Slice of Home was inspired by the memories evoked by the Tong Lau buildings of Hong Kong, a style of housing that combined residential and commercial spaces into a vibrant and tight knit community.
The Milk Carton mat was of course inspired by our favourite flavours and varieties of Soyamilk, and was designed by our good friend retainerbox! A massive thank you to them for their time and creative expertise.
Check out their other work at their Instagram page! (https://www.instagram.com/winsemporium/)

2021.08.24
The announcement that you’ve all been waiting for! A confirmed group buy date!
GMK Soyamilk will be going to group buy on October 1, 2021. Mark it in your calendars!
We have been blown away at how much support we have gotten for this project, and we are so excited to see it come to fruition.

A big thank you to everyone who has filled out our IC form too! Thanks to your feedback, we have decided to run our Extensions Kit, aka the snack pack!

A condensed kit pricing breakdown is as follows:
Base Kit - $131
Novelties Kit - $52
Latin Alphas Kit - $50
Accent Kit - $30
Extensions Kit - $33

2021.09.10
Soyamilk For Charity!
This update means a lot to us. From the start of the project, we wanted to find some way to give back to the community that raised and shaped us into who we are today.
We have decided that the way we want to show this is to donate a percentage of the profits we receive as designers to a charity that we believe strongly in: Heart of Dinner (https://www.heartofdinner.org/).
This organization aims to provide and deliver necessary pantry and food items to East Asian elders in the NYC area.
If this is a cause that resonates with you, please consider supporting the project or donating to the charity!

Sneaky Kitting Update:
We added in R1 End and Pg Dn for 1800 compatibility.
Updated kit pricing is subject to change, pending new quote.
The change is not expected to be major, as we are only adding two 1u keys.

2021.09.20
More collabs??
We are incredibly excited to be working with Joe from IV Works on this collaboration project.
We are all huge fans of the Av3 keyboard, and to be able to work with him on this one is incredible.

Also RN Cables surprised us by coming up with an incredible juice box artisan for us!
The details on it are exquisite.They will be available for purchase alongside the cables.

2021.09.23

Added additional render images to the IC page of the set on keyboards that weren't beige/soya coloured.
Sorry to neglect all the other colours for so long, we just got a little caught up in the whole theme!
Hope that these new images give a better idea of how the set will look on your keyboard!
Also the IC page was getting a little lengthy, so formatting has been added to streamline the post.


TO DO LIST
-Count sleeps until the GB!

CONTACT
Please fill out our NEW IC form! (https://forms.gle/CabkF38A6XwWV3CQA)
Do you make artisans and want to do a collab? Please give us a shout at studioblb.co@gmail.com
Join us on Discord! (https://discord.gg/fga5DpzvVa)


SPECIAL THANKS
NintendoNoNo
Kriegar
IV Works
m1w
ImperfectLink
Chung
Break
Entity.
retainerbox

And a massive thank you to grundlemere for pioneering the Cangjie sublegends for the keyboard community!
As designers of Chinese heritage, we can't express enough gratitude and appreciation for bringing this part of our culture to the hobby.



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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: CoinStorm on Sun, 09 May 2021, 16:53:23
looking amazing! cant wait!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: Ustinj on Sun, 09 May 2021, 16:54:23
Like it!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: apexshikari on Sun, 09 May 2021, 16:58:18
Perfecto


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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: darthcapn on Sun, 09 May 2021, 16:59:09
Looks good! The colorscheme is quite calming. I wish gmk production times were better I have a keeb incoming that'd look good with this set!

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: retainerbox on Sun, 09 May 2021, 17:06:51
Cute!! Possibility for a soy bean novelty? Disregard, I am blind apparently. :D Any 40% kits in the plans??
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: kinyth on Sun, 09 May 2021, 17:11:35
like it! filled out the IC!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: kriegar on Sun, 09 May 2021, 17:17:44
Now I have to go to H-Mart or something and get some soyamilk.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: Afresh on Sun, 09 May 2021, 17:27:28
Reminds me of epbt origami and I like it  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: Klonndor on Sun, 09 May 2021, 17:33:27
"Because of our shared Asian roots in this projectweebs giving us money, we feel strongly about having Cangjie sublegends in our basekit."

FTFY


Canjie legends are chinese characters
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: convoliution on Sun, 09 May 2021, 17:34:13
Love the colors! Very evocative of the theme.

If this Cangjie train keeps picking up steam (and I hope it does), we're gonna need a new term to affectionately sit beside "weeb" and "Koreaboo".
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: ZongZiWang on Sun, 09 May 2021, 17:34:14
Love the sublengends!

Also in case of split spacebars, is it possible to include two alpha color Alice spacebars in the base kit?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: ambulated on Sun, 09 May 2021, 17:35:21
The colors are great and the novelties are done so well--looking forward to seeing more :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: jollyeskimo on Sun, 09 May 2021, 17:53:35
Love the Vitasoy nostalgia on the novelties

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/28/Vitasoy_logo.png)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: matthewdias on Sun, 09 May 2021, 18:06:17
Cute. Would love to see 3-key 40s support in base

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: LaserCrafter on Sun, 09 May 2021, 19:29:51
you know, i thought that it was a combination of the rama keyboard colors. glwic.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: Ustinj on Sun, 09 May 2021, 19:51:39
"Because of our shared Asian roots in this projectweebs giving us money, we feel strongly about having Cangjie sublegends in our basekit."

FTFY


Canjie legends are chinese characters

Sealed in history, nicely done lol

@OP - Personally I prefer alpha-colored spacebars and I think some others also probably follow, since it's the default. For spacebars kit, will regular-colored spacebars be avail?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: 8idl on Sun, 09 May 2021, 19:52:21
Love the inspiration for this set - hits me right in the feels...and I have to ask - does the BLB stand for pineapple bun?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: jagger27 on Sun, 09 May 2021, 20:16:39
Finally some good looking clever novelties that aren’t just boring line art. I really appreciate the effort.

Edit: yeah the space bar kit should have alpha coloured splits. I wouldn’t bother putting more than one 6U bar in it though. Just one white one.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: Dotnick on Sun, 09 May 2021, 20:53:25
1. Is the R4 branch novelty design supposed to be of dry soy? If so, that's not really what it looks like from what I can tell. If it's wheat, then the design makes a bit more sense.

2. Doing just one form of Cangjie (simplified vs traditional) has some unfortunate and deep political implications, you sort of have to run both to not come off like a ****. Or offer the necessary interchangeable keys for each style in one base kit.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: convoliution on Sun, 09 May 2021, 21:34:52
Doing just one form of Cangjie (simplified vs traditional) has some unfortunate and deep political implications, you sort of have to run both to not come off like a ****. Or offer the necessary interchangeable keys for each style in one base kit.

I hope to not overstep anything here, but as a counterpoint: Based on the clear visual inspiration from Vitasoy, I think (emphasis on "think") it's acceptable to focus on sublegends bearing the official script of where that company is located.

That said, I agree it would be nice to offer interchangeable keys for those who would prefer it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: Mr Chrome on Sun, 09 May 2021, 22:00:14
This is a really nice set with some awesome themed novelties! If I didn't have Fuyu, I would definitely cop. I might cave for the novelties...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: MichelKami on Sun, 09 May 2021, 23:20:14
Yes yes yes. Please and thanks lol
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: STUDIOBLB on Sun, 09 May 2021, 23:33:34
Doing just one form of Cangjie (simplified vs traditional) has some unfortunate and deep political implications, you sort of have to run both to not come off like a ****. Or offer the necessary interchangeable keys for each style in one base kit.

We elected to only have Cangjie on the alphas to be as versatile and inclusive as possible, while paying homage to our own heritage. Since these keys are the same for both traditional and simplified, we thought that it would eliminate the need for multiple kits.

Additionally, just to clarify for some other comments/feedback, Cangjie is used for Chinese, and Hirigana is for Japanese, they are not the same language.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: datAintFalc0 on Sun, 09 May 2021, 23:47:28
LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: hali on Sun, 09 May 2021, 23:56:14
cute cute
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: doggo1dance on Mon, 10 May 2021, 00:01:18
"Because of our shared Asian roots in this projectweebs giving us money, we feel strongly about having Cangjie sublegends in our basekit."

FTFY


how is cangjie weeb? y'all complaining about weeb sets but cant differentiate the difference between sublengends lmao. what a joke
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: Krolyk on Mon, 10 May 2021, 00:27:30
This is amazing I'm sold!

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: Cowmovie4 on Mon, 10 May 2021, 01:08:07
Damn, the Keep Refrigerated enters, the overall theme, the creamy color with blue legends? This set is hot, and now you've got me considering looking for a board to match it! Good Luck! Hope to see this reach GB and MOQ!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: Litch0617 on Mon, 10 May 2021, 01:20:08
latin alpha plz
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: mvkb on Mon, 10 May 2021, 01:40:30
Wouldn't mind seeing this set as ePBT. Colors are spot on.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: Afresh on Mon, 10 May 2021, 01:42:51
how is cangjie weeb? y'all complaining about weeb sets but cant differentiate the difference between sublengends lmao. what a joke

Too bad someone who quoted me, didn't use all of it, with "obvious /s" at the end. I'll restrain my usage of sarcasm.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: vocal118 on Mon, 10 May 2021, 02:54:13
LATIN BASE,PLS
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: ghostwriter on Mon, 10 May 2021, 04:28:51
It is awsome!!!
Latin base please!!!
However, there are likes and dislikes depending on the Sublegends.
Consider more people's tastes.
I'm rooting for you.

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: kiwoli on Mon, 10 May 2021, 04:36:45
Instant cop.

Malt flavour in round 2 please.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: chung on Mon, 10 May 2021, 05:07:27
nice vita soy <3
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: scribblingdays on Mon, 10 May 2021, 07:42:15
how is cangjie weeb? y'all complaining about weeb sets but cant differentiate the difference between sublengends lmao. what a joke

Too bad someone who quoted me, didn't use all of it, with "obvious /s" at the end. I'll restrain my usage of sarcasm.

Sorry, I don't mean to intrude, but I saw the comment too and I kept a record of it because it was kinda offensive; and I see that you have changed it now. But, here was the original comment, it definitely did not have 'sarcasm' in it.

https://imgur.com/a/p8yFxcJ
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: shirokori on Mon, 10 May 2021, 07:44:17
I consume way too much of these when it was lunchtime. Definitely interested!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: ectoplasmatic on Mon, 10 May 2021, 08:14:40
definitely. soy me up.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: see on Mon, 10 May 2021, 08:55:13
Some questions about kitting:

- ne f13
- why are there arrows in your spacebar kit? shouldn't accent be in base?

other than that, the kits looks solid and i love vitasoy. good set.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: retainerbox on Mon, 10 May 2021, 09:42:07
Now that I've had a day to actually take it in/think about it, my 2 cents.

I'd also love a latin set with no sublegends. And maybe alternative spacebars accent in red? Also would like to see the kits more broken up in general to reduce pricing - no number kit in base in particular.  I'd love even more options in the novelties kit, maybe a brown novelty for the malted flavour. I agree with some of the other comment, a bit odd to have the arrows in the spacebar kit. :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: LittleAad on Mon, 10 May 2021, 09:50:22
Slight resemblance of GMK Birch in renders. Iso support seems off... 1u SB would be nice for proper 3-1-3 support, pls label kit renders as well. Hard to tell sizes in spacebar kit.
Glwic!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: summerqm on Mon, 10 May 2021, 10:31:52
What a nostalgia set and the cream color is so refreshing <3

I've submitted a response to the IC form but just want to chime in with my two cents here:
- The blue on vitasoy is a darker blue (just grabbed one from the pantry and checked), so while the lighter blue is very aesthetically pleasing, it doesn't hit me hard with the nostalgia So I originally typed this (and entered my IC form with this) and after digging up some other pictures for reference, I also realized there's a less sugar version that comes with the lighter blue color, so now I am torn lol..
- The novelty designs are A++++++, great job on those!!
- I am a bit sad that this is a GMK set (higher price point, longer wait time), was hoping maybe other manufacturers can bring this set to life faster (and cheaper)
- I really love the cream colored keys with blue legend on the mods (and thank you for icon mods <3), would love to see an alt alpha (maybe latin based) with cream keys and blue legend to match mods.

Also this is a long shot but I am saying it out loud anyways -- I LOVE all Vitasoy flavors!! It would be super cool if there could be a bunch of 1u keys with different flavors, like a light brown/dark brown one for malt, lavender/brown for coconut, beige/brown for chocolate, black/grey for black soy, light green/dark green for melon -- inspiration: https://imgur.com/a/TRUdHq4 (https://imgur.com/a/TRUdHq4) -- yes, this will make a very expensive novelty set if done with GMK (so hopefully other manus can be considered?)...
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: antsinyourpants on Mon, 10 May 2021, 10:53:19
Ahhhh the Hong Konger in me is screaming a little inside. If I don't get in on this I don't think I could call myself one anymore.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: antsinyourpants on Mon, 10 May 2021, 11:01:12
Doing just one form of Cangjie (simplified vs traditional) has some unfortunate and deep political implications, you sort of have to run both to not come off like a ****. Or offer the necessary interchangeable keys for each style in one base kit.

I hope to not overstep anything here, but as a counterpoint: Based on the clear visual inspiration from Vitasoy, I think (emphasis on "think") it's acceptable to focus on sublegends bearing the official script of where that company is located.

That said, I agree it would be nice to offer interchangeable keys for those who would prefer it.

Well said! Not everything has to be political, it just goes with the theme of the set.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: El_Jackador on Mon, 10 May 2021, 11:02:31
Its like a nice tasty bento :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: atlanticise on Mon, 10 May 2021, 11:07:49
Love at first sight!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: PradyXT on Mon, 10 May 2021, 11:08:27
I love the novelties! Can't wait to see the deskmat designs.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: P103 on Mon, 10 May 2021, 11:11:00
Really love the concept but please include F13 in the base kit.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: pocketfresh on Mon, 10 May 2021, 11:13:13
The colorway of this set is incredible to me.  The novelties are great.

I'm just an Ohio boy and so I don't have a nostalgic connection to soyamilk from my childhood and even my conversion away from dairy didn't involve that much of it either.  That being said I am an oatmilk (and alt-milk) boy and this colorway feels a lot like the modern oatmilk branding that I'm familiar with (Oatly, Califia Barista blend both are cream colored and have light blue branding).

Latin alphas fit better in my specific case, as well as some other American alt-milkers who don't have a connection from childhood, and as such would maybe be worth offering as an add-on alphas kit.  Priority should definitely go to your design intention.  Keeping keycap designs personal is the way to do it, imo, and for that reason I love this design as a whole.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: shirokori on Mon, 10 May 2021, 11:45:09
- The blue on vitasoy is a darker blue (just grabbed one from the pantry and checked), so while the lighter blue is very aesthetically pleasing, it doesn't hit me hard with the nostalgia So I originally typed this (and entered my IC form with this) and after digging up some other pictures for reference, I also realized there's a less sugar version that comes with the lighter blue color, so now I am torn lol..

I might be wrong here but I do think that this more muted blue was used in 80s and 90s packaging. I guess the printing technology back in the day resulted in less dark colours. At the very least i remember seeing this blue until the late 2000s, so it very much hits the nostalgia for me.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: Dotnick on Mon, 10 May 2021, 11:46:58
Doing just one form of Cangjie (simplified vs traditional) has some unfortunate and deep political implications, you sort of have to run both to not come off like a ****. Or offer the necessary interchangeable keys for each style in one base kit.

We elected to only have Cangjie on the alphas to be as versatile and inclusive as possible, while paying homage to our own heritage. Since these keys are the same for both traditional and simplified, we thought that it would eliminate the need for multiple kits.

Additionally, just to clarify for some other comments/feedback, Cangjie is used for Chinese, and Hirigana is for Japanese, they are not the same language.

How can you be "as versatile and inclusive as possible" while excluding compatibility for the other style. If you knew why either style has political implications, you should state clearly in the IC why you have chosen the specific style you have. This is a drink from Hong Kong, yet you don't have traditional sublegend compatibility. So, I'm not quite sure what heritage you're paying homage to. Just needs a better explanation really.

Also, your comment on only doing Cangjie on the alphas demonstrates my point because there are very distinct differences on alpha keys between traditional and simplified. This is why Grundlemere ran two base kits for Shanshui. Maybe you should take a closer look at the "V" key for example.

Please note: I'm being extra critical on this point because I don't want you to be accused of something you didn't intend on in the first place. Better to figure it out now, that's what the IC process is for. Just clarifying because this is not a personal attack on you.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: summerqm on Mon, 10 May 2021, 12:03:25
Also, your comment on only doing Cangjie on the alphas demonstrates my point because there are very distinct differences on alpha keys between traditional and simplified. This is why Grundlemere ran two base kits for Shanshui. Maybe you should take a closer look at the "V" key for example.

I just want to point out that there are actually no differences in the alpha keys between traditional and simplified cangjie -- In grundlemere's original IC for GMK Shanshui, they mentioned the following:
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The Simplified Chinese base kit offers sublegends in the Cangjie Chinese typing system, while modifiers are rendered in Simplified Chinese + icon
And
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The Traditional Chinese base kit offers sublegends in the Cangjie Chinese typing system, while modifiers are rendered in Traditional Chinese + icons

The idea of Cangjie is to break a character into "parts" and use the separate keys to represent the smaller, more distinctive parts in order to reassemble a complex character. You can use Cangjie to type both traditional and simplified: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cangjie_input_method
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Cangjie has become open-source software and is on every computer system that supports traditional Chinese characters, and it has been extended so that Cangjie is compatible with the simplified Chinese character set.

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: convoliution on Mon, 10 May 2021, 12:08:54
I just want to point out that there are actually no differences in the alpha keys between traditional and simplified cangjie

I'm surprised that 難 on the X key isn't different, since I think? there's a simplified version of it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: Dotnick on Mon, 10 May 2021, 12:12:27
Also, your comment on only doing Cangjie on the alphas demonstrates my point because there are very distinct differences on alpha keys between traditional and simplified. This is why Grundlemere ran two base kits for Shanshui. Maybe you should take a closer look at the "V" key for example.

I just want to point out that there are actually no differences in the alpha keys between traditional and simplified cangjie -- In grundlemere's original IC for GMK Shanshui, they mentioned the following:
Quote
The Simplified Chinese base kit offers sublegends in the Cangjie Chinese typing system, while modifiers are rendered in Simplified Chinese + icon
And
Quote
The Traditional Chinese base kit offers sublegends in the Cangjie Chinese typing system, while modifiers are rendered in Traditional Chinese + icons

The idea of Cangjie is to break a character into "parts" and use the separate keys to represent the smaller, more distinctive parts in order to reassemble a complex character. You can use Cangjie to type both traditional and simplified: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cangjie_input_method
Quote
Cangjie has become open-source software and is on every computer system that supports traditional Chinese characters, and it has been extended so that Cangjie is compatible with the simplified Chinese character set.


The differences for alphas in Cangjie simplified vs traditional are in the V and F keys, and on the 7, 8, and 0 keys.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: convoliution on Mon, 10 May 2021, 12:17:38
The differences for alphas in Cangjie simplified vs traditional are in the V and F keys, and on the 7, 8, and 0 keys.

Are we all looking at the same kits? Soyamilk doesn't have Chinese numerals, there's no perceptible difference for 女, and the difference on 火 is arguably stylistic more than a deliberate feature of the scripts.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: SirTimmyTimbit on Mon, 10 May 2021, 12:17:38
Looks great guys! Love the novelties :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: summerqm on Mon, 10 May 2021, 12:21:41
I just want to point out that there are actually no differences in the alpha keys between traditional and simplified cangjie

I'm surprised that 難 on the X key isn't different, since I think? there's a simplified version of it.

There is 难 which is the simplified version of the character 難, but that actually is not a character part, but a special key representing "complex/difficult" character to cover character parts that are hard to decompose: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cangjie_input_method#Exceptions

So in this case it doesn't really matter how it is represented, matters more for people to know that's the special key for hard to decompose character parts.



The differences for alphas in Cangjie simplified vs traditional are in the V and F keys, and on the 7, 8, and 0 keys.
I don't see the V/F/7/8/0 keys be different (at least not from GMK Shanshui's IC post) -- would you mind pointing out with some photos if I missed that?

And yes, traditional vs simplified numbers are indeed different, and if we continue to use GMK Shanshui as a reference, then it actually includes both (simplified in number row, traditional in numpad), but tbf even regions using traditional Chinese characters will use the "simplified" version for numbers just because it's easier to write (except back in the days when you write paper checks or bank notes, which you have to use traditional Chinese numbers even for simplified Chinese regions, just like how you will use cap letters for checks to remove ambiguity).
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: Klonndor on Mon, 10 May 2021, 12:28:55
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The differences for alphas in Cangjie simplified vs traditional are in the V and F keys, and on the 7, 8, and 0 keys.

The team of designers are all Chinese, so we are very aware of the sensitivity of the situation regarding our language, in fact bringing up the v and f keys, the two cangjie legends are the same, its just that in the traditional kit the 女 and 火 have flourishes in their typefaces that evoke a more traditional method of writing the word; furthermore we do not have the 7, 8, or 0 keys in our kitting. Its the same in both trad and simplified in this case. I appreciate your concern about our language, but I think we are fully aware of what we are doing
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: Ella on Mon, 10 May 2021, 12:56:03
how is cangjie weeb? y'all complaining about weeb sets but cant differentiate the difference between sublengends lmao. what a joke

Too bad someone who quoted me, didn't use all of it, with "obvious /s" at the end. I'll restrain my usage of sarcasm.

Sorry, I don't mean to intrude, but I saw the comment too and I kept a record of it because it was kinda offensive; and I see that you have changed it now. But, here was the original comment, it definitely did not have 'sarcasm' in it.

https://imgur.com/a/p8yFxcJ
Very sus, coming from someone with just one post. Why should I believe that you didn't just do some inspect element magic?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: scribblingdays on Mon, 10 May 2021, 13:08:33
how is cangjie weeb? y'all complaining about weeb sets but cant differentiate the difference between sublengends lmao. what a joke

Too bad someone who quoted me, didn't use all of it, with "obvious /s" at the end. I'll restrain my usage of sarcasm.

Sorry, I don't mean to intrude, but I saw the comment too and I kept a record of it because it was kinda offensive; and I see that you have changed it now. But, here was the original comment, it definitely did not have 'sarcasm' in it.

https://imgur.com/a/p8yFxcJ
Very sus, coming from someone with just one post. Why should I believe that you didn't just do some inspect element magic?

I guess with that you can claim everything is fake then; I screenshotted it because I found it pretty insensitive to say something like this on a keycap set clearly inspired by asian heritage in a time like this. I mean I usually lurk, but I felt that I had to speak out cause he was lying about putting the sarcasm bit in his post. Also you may see that the screenshot was the original post, without the edit stamp; i guess you may believe what you may, but it correlates with the quote that Afresh said was "altered" which it clearly wasn't
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: Steelbloo on Mon, 10 May 2021, 14:37:07
Love the set. Would like to see text+icon mods if possible
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: Fraaaan on Mon, 10 May 2021, 14:45:52
Please fix ISO support. It looks like you can't decide if you want just ISO layout support or UK ISO so you made a really bad mix of both.

Look at GMK Handarbeit R2 to see what ISO layout support looks like and GMK Noire to see what UK ISO looks like.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: ManoliVisuals on Mon, 10 May 2021, 15:16:00
In for this, love the colors
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: Afresh on Mon, 10 May 2021, 15:28:49
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I guess with that you can claim everything is fake then; I screenshotted it because I found it pretty insensitive to say something like this on a keycap set clearly inspired by asian heritage in a time like this. I mean I usually lurk, but I felt that I had to speak out cause he was lying about putting the sarcasm bit in his post. Also you may see that the screenshot was the original post, without the edit stamp; i guess you may believe what you may, but it correlates with the quote that Afresh said was "altered" which it clearly wasn't

I posted a satirical comment (you screenshotted it), I thought "damn, people will think it's snarky" so I edited it. Saw people already being mad about that comment so I just scraped it. Find something else to get outraged by, cuz that was clearly dumb and insignificant.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: JakeyPancakey on Mon, 10 May 2021, 15:51:03
Great colorway and I really dig the novelties! Gonna have to cop those.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: scribblingdays on Mon, 10 May 2021, 16:00:09
Quote
I guess with that you can claim everything is fake then; I screenshotted it because I found it pretty insensitive to say something like this on a keycap set clearly inspired by asian heritage in a time like this. I mean I usually lurk, but I felt that I had to speak out cause he was lying about putting the sarcasm bit in his post. Also you may see that the screenshot was the original post, without the edit stamp; i guess you may believe what you may, but it correlates with the quote that Afresh said was "altered" which it clearly wasn't

I posted a satirical comment (you screenshotted it), I thought "damn, people will think it's snarky" so I edited it. Saw people already being mad about that comment so I just scraped it. Find something else to get outraged by, cuz that was clearly dumb and insignificant.

Oh.... so your first reaction for saying something clearly insensitive and not productive is to blame everyone else for calling you out? taking jabs at the creator's asian heritage as just pandering for "weebs"? and then rather than just apologizing for it "clearly being dumb and insignificant" you double down? Jeez dude... I can't believe you are the one behind GMK Art... this interaction really speaks to your character as a person. Once again attaching the comment for people to see what you think is just a "dumb and insignificant comment"

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: s24752 on Mon, 10 May 2021, 16:13:25
Quote
I guess with that you can claim everything is fake then; I screenshotted it because I found it pretty insensitive to say something like this on a keycap set clearly inspired by asian heritage in a time like this. I mean I usually lurk, but I felt that I had to speak out cause he was lying about putting the sarcasm bit in his post. Also you may see that the screenshot was the original post, without the edit stamp; i guess you may believe what you may, but it correlates with the quote that Afresh said was "altered" which it clearly wasn't

I posted a satirical comment (you screenshotted it), I thought "damn, people will think it's snarky" so I edited it. Saw people already being mad about that comment so I just scraped it. Find something else to get outraged by, cuz that was clearly dumb and insignificant.


I think we should all appreciate the fact that the designers are using sublegends to celebrate their heritage. The fact that you chose to satirize that is, in my opinion, distasteful and I totally understand why people are offended. However, it is significant for you to realize, as an adult, that undermining another ethnicity or heritage is a serious issue at the current state of the society.

Claiming it as sarcasm is not a get out of jail free card and you should not double down on your insensitivity.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: c0d3r on Mon, 10 May 2021, 21:50:09
I'm in.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: VAMP on Tue, 11 May 2021, 00:22:02
Loving the colors! Super calming. Wonder how's the deskmat gonna look like! :D IC form filled! GLWIC
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: wunderninja on Tue, 11 May 2021, 01:31:26
Very nice. :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: Havattack on Tue, 11 May 2021, 02:25:40
What is all this "nostalgic" talk? Who grew up drinking Soya milk? What even is it? Like Soy milk? Is this just a certain country/region thing, or a generational thing? ...I'm so confused right now.. Nice set though, not for me, but well done.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: hyhy2105 on Tue, 11 May 2021, 23:28:13
nice, go go
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: pool on Wed, 12 May 2021, 01:23:33
Looks like you lifted the 奶 directly from their logo

I would be careful with that

Otherwise, this is it  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: haengwoonie on Wed, 12 May 2021, 01:26:12
Been wanting a set with these colors, and didn't expect it to be tied to a childhood drink, but that makes it even better! Filled out IC!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: vestun on Wed, 12 May 2021, 01:43:42
These keycaps look so good!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: bakerozee on Wed, 12 May 2021, 09:25:29
Super nice kit  :thumb:

Feedback:

I would work on that Novelties for the ALT, Control key. Everything else is nice and clean with clean lines and then you get a much more organic shape. Even a single soybean, spoon, on each would be much more in inline with the design.

I'm being a picky b#$h sorry
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: NoPunIn10Did on Wed, 12 May 2021, 13:20:45
Doing just one form of Cangjie (simplified vs traditional) has some unfortunate and deep political implications, you sort of have to run both to not come off like a ****. Or offer the necessary interchangeable keys for each style in one base kit.

Since these keys are the same for both traditional and simplified, we thought that it would eliminate the need for multiple kits.

Based on a lot of staring at GMK Shanshui, apparently there are about two (?) characters in Cangjie that aren't actually the same between traditional and simplified users?  The ones corresponding to F and V on an ANSI board.  If you're running with Cannonkeys, they should have all the right legends for that.  Some of the differences are really subtle, but it might help dodge the political controversy.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: danliu on Wed, 12 May 2021, 15:45:21
Doing just one form of Cangjie (simplified vs traditional) has some unfortunate and deep political implications, you sort of have to run both to not come off like a ****. Or offer the necessary interchangeable keys for each style in one base kit.

We elected to only have Cangjie on the alphas to be as versatile and inclusive as possible, while paying homage to our own heritage. Since these keys are the same for both traditional and simplified, we thought that it would eliminate the need for multiple kits.

Additionally, just to clarify for some other comments/feedback, Cangjie is used for Chinese, and Hirigana is for Japanese, they are not the same language.

How can you be "as versatile and inclusive as possible" while excluding compatibility for the other style. If you knew why either style has political implications, you should state clearly in the IC why you have chosen the specific style you have. This is a drink from Hong Kong, yet you don't have traditional sublegend compatibility. So, I'm not quite sure what heritage you're paying homage to. Just needs a better explanation really.

Also, your comment on only doing Cangjie on the alphas demonstrates my point because there are very distinct differences on alpha keys between traditional and simplified. This is why Grundlemere ran two base kits for Shanshui. Maybe you should take a closer look at the "V" key for example.

Please note: I'm being extra critical on this point because I don't want you to be accused of something you didn't intend on in the first place. Better to figure it out now, that's what the IC process is for. Just clarifying because this is not a personal attack on you.

GMK Soyamilk is using alphas from Shanshui's traditional kits. Your point about the drink doesn't make sense. You could say the simplified F and V key aren't offered - but in reality simplified chinese hand writing often write those characters the same way is in Shanshui's traditional kit. I believe that is a stylistic difference in computer fonts.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Group Buy and Vendors Announced!
Post by: bngbox on Thu, 13 May 2021, 05:27:52
YES YES YES. I'm all in for this. I filled out the IC form. Hopefully we can get some minor changes. I do LOVE this set though. Can't wait for the collabs and deskmats.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Group Buy and Vendors Announced!
Post by: PC Concepts on Thu, 13 May 2021, 05:30:52
Solid color blocking.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Group Buy and Vendors Announced!
Post by: $W4GK!NG on Thu, 13 May 2021, 05:35:05
I really dig the color, tho I don't like the accent color on the base kit, any chance on mod color esc in the base kit and not forced-accent?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Group Buy and Vendors Announced!
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Thu, 13 May 2021, 05:43:44
Oooohhhh, 維他奶!
Ngl the more I see it, I think overall this set looks visually richer than an airmail envelope theme!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Group Buy and Vendors Announced!
Post by: dallman5 on Thu, 13 May 2021, 08:50:04
The colors are really pleasing! Some small things that I think would be nice to see:

1. Latin alpha kit
2. Top-left aligned icon mods (the renders show both top-left and centered, so I just wanted to add my 2 cents)
3. Alpha colored split space keys, and second B in base.

Best of luck with your IC  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Group Buy and Vendors Announced!
Post by: 71 on Wed, 19 May 2021, 12:09:08
I wish if there was a full blank set with that 1015 color
looks really nice, I might consider this as my first GMK set purchase in the future  :thumb:

(https://imgur.com/ntJaJ1c.png) (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=111973.0)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Group Buy and Vendors Announced!
Post by: Cubic // esc lab on Wed, 19 May 2021, 15:41:48
I'm in

But careful with using the 奶. Send like it's the same one in their logotype
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | All Vendors Announced and New Kitting Update!
Post by: STUDIOBLB on Fri, 21 May 2021, 16:06:09
Hi everyone!

We wanted to thank you all for your interest. We just released a new kitting update and have announced all of our vendors!

Can't wait to hear what you guys think about the project! <3

 Please fill out our NEW IC form! (https://forms.gle/CabkF38A6XwWV3CQA)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | All Vendors Announced and New Kitting Update!
Post by: Litch0617 on Sat, 22 May 2021, 02:21:47
latin base plz
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | All Vendors Announced and New Kitting Update!
Post by: medkeebs on Sat, 22 May 2021, 12:05:28
support for vitasoy! love me some nostalgia sets :thumb:

would love to see some malt soy milk novelties or colors, perhaps an idea for R2
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | All Vendors Announced and New Kitting Update!
Post by: iinko_mk on Sat, 22 May 2021, 21:50:42
just to let you know, all of your renders are in oem profile, not cherry.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | All Vendors Announced and New Kitting Update!
Post by: NightRye_ on Sun, 23 May 2021, 12:54:13
What? No Malt colorway? Love it though, brings me back many memories.

Sent from my SM-M115F using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | All Vendors Announced and New Kitting Update!
Post by: maltedsoyamilk on Sun, 23 May 2021, 17:21:15
Someone made a keyset for me  :)) :)) :))
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | All Vendors Announced and New Kitting Update!
Post by: JohnYYZ on Sun, 23 May 2021, 17:25:26
Vita soy milk has always been my all time favorite drink! I would definitely get a set of these for my childhood memory.

If you get can glass/resin artisan to simulate the glass bottle feeling that would be extra points.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: Allsurrender on Wed, 26 May 2021, 01:42:06
Quote

Also, your comment on only doing Cangjie on the alphas demonstrates my point because there are very distinct differences on alpha keys between traditional and simplified. This is why Grundlemere ran two base kits for Shanshui. Maybe you should take a closer look at the "V" key for example.


You should definitely do more research on Chinese characters and Cangjie b4 making a huge miss here LOL.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: senryo on Wed, 26 May 2021, 01:57:57
Doing just one form of Cangjie (simplified vs traditional) has some unfortunate and deep political implications, you sort of have to run both to not come off like a ****. Or offer the necessary interchangeable keys for each style in one base kit.

We elected to only have Cangjie on the alphas to be as versatile and inclusive as possible, while paying homage to our own heritage. Since these keys are the same for both traditional and simplified, we thought that it would eliminate the need for multiple kits.

Additionally, just to clarify for some other comments/feedback, Cangjie is used for Chinese, and Hirigana is for Japanese, they are not the same language.

How can you be "as versatile and inclusive as possible" while excluding compatibility for the other style. If you knew why either style has political implications, you should state clearly in the IC why you have chosen the specific style you have. This is a drink from Hong Kong, yet you don't have traditional sublegend compatibility. So, I'm not quite sure what heritage you're paying homage to. Just needs a better explanation really.

Also, your comment on only doing Cangjie on the alphas demonstrates my point because there are very distinct differences on alpha keys between traditional and simplified. This is why Grundlemere ran two base kits for Shanshui. Maybe you should take a closer look at the "V" key for example.

Please note: I'm being extra critical on this point because I don't want you to be accused of something you didn't intend on in the first place. Better to figure it out now, that's what the IC process is for. Just clarifying because this is not a personal attack on you.

Since you brought up the compatibility for catering different dialects for Chinese, I feel an urge to weigh in a little bit of my own opinion in this regard

It was nice that Shanshui did offer 2 base kits, one simplified one traditional, but in a Chinese dialect context, it was not a good culturally compatible kit for HK/Taiwan-ers as we dont use 回車、上檔 these characters. Sometimes the littlest things are the thing that bug us the most, and I wouldnt say he had done a great job on delivering a set that caters all Chinese in a sense that he was intended to do so.

Also, on top of that, in Chinese context for Cangjie, it was supposed to be traditional Chinese as when it was made (ths system), it was made in traditional Chinese. Other than that, I'd also like to point out, if there is a simplified Chinese version at all for this system, there's only one word needed to be replaced, which would be Z - 難.

It was nice to bring out the fact that there is a possibility, a window of chance to cater different people's culture, but in this case, if it is forced into twisting the nature of a traditional Chinese linguistic system, it may seem to be hypocritical at the very least.

edit: clearing up thoughts
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | All Vendors Announced and New Kitting Update!
Post by: kokugatsu on Wed, 26 May 2021, 02:09:37
Also, your comment on only doing Cangjie on the alphas demonstrates my point because there are very distinct differences on alpha keys between traditional and simplified. This is why Grundlemere ran two base kits for Shanshui. Maybe you should take a closer look at the "V" key for example.

I just want to point out that there are actually no differences in the alpha keys between traditional and simplified cangjie -- In grundlemere's original IC for GMK Shanshui, they mentioned the following:
Quote
The Simplified Chinese base kit offers sublegends in the Cangjie Chinese typing system, while modifiers are rendered in Simplified Chinese + icon
And
Quote
The Traditional Chinese base kit offers sublegends in the Cangjie Chinese typing system, while modifiers are rendered in Traditional Chinese + icons

The idea of Cangjie is to break a character into "parts" and use the separate keys to represent the smaller, more distinctive parts in order to reassemble a complex character. You can use Cangjie to type both traditional and simplified: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cangjie_input_method
Quote
Cangjie has become open-source software and is on every computer system that supports traditional Chinese characters, and it has been extended so that Cangjie is compatible with the simplified Chinese character set.


The differences for alphas in Cangjie simplified vs traditional are in the V and F keys, and on the 7, 8, and 0 keys.
If you actually knew Chinese, you would know there’s no difference between trad and simplified on how 火, 女, 7, 8 and 0 are written.

If you are referring to the numerals that Grundlemere used on the traditional numpad keys, they are a set called “Big Writing”, which is hardly ever used in practice, regardless of traditional or simplified - barring on cashier cheques or certain formal documents. The lack of ubiquity makes them an odd choice to add to his kit in the first place, but I digress.

Also not sure why you are using Grundlemere’s set as the gold standard to scrutinise this set. If anything, you should fault Grundlemere for failing to differentiate between 难/難, which is the only key on the entire Canjie range to have an actual difference between simplified/traditional.

Anyhow, don’t think it is wise to give your opinion on a matter you are not familiar with. Might make you look like you’re picking bones out of an egg.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | All Vendors Announced and New Kitting Update!
Post by: jabe8i on Wed, 26 May 2021, 02:16:39
If I pick this set up would I be able to time it perfectly with my seq8 thermal fulfillment in q3 2034? or will the gmk backlogs/delays take too long? :p
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Colours Updated
Post by: STUDIOBLB on Tue, 08 June 2021, 11:57:14
Hi everyone,

Just wanted to let you know that we have picked a new blue!
Please check out the comparison and fill out the IC form to let us know how you feel!

Cheers,

studio blb
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Colours Updated and New Kit Renders!
Post by: Neely_12 on Tue, 08 June 2021, 12:00:50
I like the new blue. This set is really nice. Good job
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Colours Updated and New Kit Renders!
Post by: yuutsu on Tue, 08 June 2021, 13:47:15
This is giving me gmk brich vibes, I love the soft colors for sure! I'll be looking for the GB to this one.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Colours Updated and New Kit Renders!
Post by: matchaboba on Tue, 13 July 2021, 02:45:10
I want it, please.^-^
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Colours Updated and New Kit Renders!
Post by: HappyB0T on Tue, 13 July 2021, 12:05:45
Super solid colorway. Even better for those that have the right Thermal to match :D GL with yo' IC
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Colours Updated and New Kit Renders!
Post by: MattyRice on Tue, 13 July 2021, 12:29:24
Not sure if anyone will have the same sentiment about this but please consider removing the arrow sublegend in the num pad if there is enough interest! Overall love the colorway and so hyped for this, told myself Im done with gmk for a while but damn this set just hooked me back in haha
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Colours Updated and New Kit Renders!
Post by: proevil on Tue, 13 July 2021, 19:07:41
I love this can't wait
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Colours Updated and New Kit Renders!
Post by: BioOrpheus on Wed, 14 July 2021, 10:09:36
Please add a red accent enter key for the base kit.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Colours Updated and New Kit Renders!
Post by: synthtastic on Wed, 14 July 2021, 12:01:27
Really nice colors. This is definitely a buy for me. Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Colours Updated and New Kit Renders!
Post by: sapisoi on Thu, 15 July 2021, 12:20:11
soya is good for your health! and your keyboard of course!  :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Colours Updated and New Kit Renders!
Post by: teesui on Thu, 15 July 2021, 18:35:46
Oh yes! I love me some Vitasoy!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Colours Updated and New Kit Renders!
Post by: hayasaka on Fri, 16 July 2021, 07:55:27
nice.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Collabs Revealed! RAMA, Monokei, RNCables, and more to come!
Post by: STUDIOBLB on Mon, 19 July 2021, 10:07:58
Hi Everyone,

It's been a little while since our last update! We wanted to thank you for all of your feedback on the set.

We are incredibly excited to start revealing some of the stuff that we have been working on with our friends in the community!
Please have a look at our collaboration with RAMA Works, Monokei, and RNCables! We can't wait to get these keycaps and cables in hand.

Also we took out the arrows in the numpad.

Please let us know what you think of our collabs, and we are really looking forward to revealing the other things we have been cooking up! 
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Collabs Revealed! RAMA, Monokei, RNCables, and more to come!
Post by: convoliution on Mon, 19 July 2021, 10:54:30
The artisan caps are awesome! I love the colors on the RAMA, and the Monokei is brilliant. My wallet will not be pleased about this.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Collabs Revealed! RAMA, Monokei, RNCables, and more to come!
Post by: MrBingo on Mon, 19 July 2021, 10:59:30
Love the Monokei artisan, so cute
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Collabs Revealed! RAMA, Monokei, RNCables, and more to come!
Post by: Minahctrl on Mon, 19 July 2021, 12:31:32
looovveeee this. i’m in this one
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Collabs Revealed! RAMA, Monokei, RNCables, and more to come!
Post by: ryulinho on Mon, 19 July 2021, 16:05:41
I absolutely love everything about this except having no text+icon mods.
I would buy it instantly if there's any way to get it with those.

More Cangjie sets, and more nice themes likes this!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Collabs Revealed! RAMA, Monokei, RNCables, and more to come!
Post by: Weebito on Mon, 19 July 2021, 17:19:23
I actually can't resist the creamy color!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Collabs Revealed! RAMA, Monokei, RNCables, and more to come!
Post by: Sandersoni on Tue, 20 July 2021, 16:59:10
No UK iso support?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Collabs Revealed! RAMA, Monokei, RNCables, and more to come!
Post by: MattyRice on Mon, 26 July 2021, 16:25:38
thanks for listening to us :') 100% in
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Collabs Revealed! RAMA, Monokei, RNCables, and more to come!
Post by: lnmq on Thu, 29 July 2021, 01:50:32
It's nice. I'm in.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Collabs Revealed! RAMA, Monokei, RNCables, and more to come!
Post by: IMZO on Thu, 29 July 2021, 13:29:03
oddly enough, i like this keyset! and as a fan of soya drinks aswell :p
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Collabs Revealed! RAMA, Monokei, RNCables, and more to come!
Post by: baobaozi on Thu, 29 July 2021, 19:16:03
Any chance of the Cangjie monolegends?  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Collabs Revealed! RAMA, Monokei, RNCables, and more to come!
Post by: DuellM on Sun, 08 August 2021, 11:53:07
Damn This Is A Clean Keyset  ^-^
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Collabs Revealed! RAMA, Monokei, RNCables, and more to come!
Post by: Lazesummerstone on Mon, 09 August 2021, 00:04:19
There's something about this set that really evokes a retro vibe and I'm loving it! I think I keep coming back to this listing and salivating over it. I only wish I had a Ramaworks board in that Soya colorway now  :(
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Collabs Revealed! RAMA, Monokei, RNCables, and more to come!
Post by: Cherubyx on Mon, 09 August 2021, 19:55:48
There's something about this whole set that hits nostalgia and home for me. I love this so much.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Collabs Revealed! RAMA, Monokei, RNCables, and more to come!
Post by: YXXX on Mon, 16 August 2021, 02:07:41
Love this set too - for sure purchasing in GB
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Collabs Revealed! RAMA, Monokei, RNCables, and more to come!
Post by: baka jiken on Tue, 17 August 2021, 18:11:08
Can't wait! Going to be my first GMK set! :eek:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Collabs Revealed! RAMA, Monokei, RNCables, and more to come!
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Tue, 17 August 2021, 23:19:15
Oohhh the Monokei cap slaps!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Deskmat Designs Released!
Post by: STUDIOBLB on Thu, 19 August 2021, 09:45:40
Hi everyone!

It's been a long time coming, but our deskmat designs are finally here!
We are really happy with how they came together, and we hope that you will love them just as much as we do!
Again, a huge thank you to retainerbox for their awesome design work!

Please let us know what you think about them, more project updates and announcements to come SOON TM!

studioblb
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk
Post by: shendoo on Thu, 19 August 2021, 12:59:48
Wouldn't mind seeing this set as ePBT. Colors are spot on.

100% agree. Love the set
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Deskmat Designs Released!
Post by: ManoliVisuals on Thu, 19 August 2021, 13:23:44
First deskmat gives me major Wes Anderson vibes, will def be buying
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Deskmat Designs Released!
Post by: _rubik on Thu, 19 August 2021, 14:27:02
I agree with all the comments above. Super clean set and kitting looks great.

Out of curiosity, could you render this set on some non-cream boards? Not sure why, but I'm having a hard time picturing this on anything other than cream.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Deskmat Designs Released!
Post by: baka jiken on Thu, 19 August 2021, 23:42:22
Deskmat <3
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Kit Pricing Announced and Group Buy Date October 1, 2021!
Post by: STUDIOBLB on Tue, 24 August 2021, 15:18:05
SOON TM is now!

We are super excited to finally confirm our group buy date for this project!
October 1st, 2021! Circle it on your calendars! Start counting down the sleeps!

We also have announced our kit pricing for this set:
Base Kit - $131
Novelties Kit - $52
Latin Alphas Kit - $50
Accent Kit - $30
Extensions Kit - $33

We have been absolutely floored at the support we have gotten for this project, and we are so excited to see it become a reality!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Kit Pricing Announced and Group Buy Date October 1, 2021!
Post by: matchaboba on Tue, 24 August 2021, 15:53:29
So excited
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Kit Pricing Announced and Group Buy Date October 1, 2021!
Post by: Dotnick on Tue, 24 August 2021, 16:19:08
The base kit is missing R1 End and Page Down keys that are necessary for basic 1800 layout support. Which is unusual considering you decided to add the 1U Zero key, which is used mostly in 1800 layouts.

Another point is that you are offering split (+) in numpad with 1U plus and minus keys, without offering the equals key substitute for the minus key that is then used on R2.

The snack pack could use the addition of 2.25U shift key for 660 layout support.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Kit Pricing Announced and Group Buy Date October 1, 2021!
Post by: Finduwu on Tue, 24 August 2021, 18:51:48
Excited for this love the soft palette
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Kit Pricing Announced and Group Buy Date October 1, 2021!
Post by: BioOrpheus on Tue, 24 August 2021, 21:04:42
Please add a red enter key to the base kit. Since we are getting a blue rama keycap, might as a well add a red enter key for those wanting a contrast between reds and blues.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Kit Pricing Announced and Group Buy Date October 1, 2021!
Post by: konstantin on Wed, 25 August 2021, 04:37:26
Your kits are currently missing 1800/CP, 65% and 660 compat because you decided not to include R1 End, R1 PgDn, R3 PgUp, R4 PgDn, R4 2.25u Shift in your base kit. Which is fine sometimes. However, you also forgot about the flip side of that coin and you didn't include them in any of the other kits either. Which is not fine, because now buyers literally don't have any way of getting the compat that they need.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Kit Pricing Announced and Group Buy Date October 1, 2021!
Post by: retainerbox on Thu, 26 August 2021, 17:22:21
So excited to have been able to work with the team on a deskmat! Really looking forward to the group buy and the mat of course! :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Kit Pricing Announced and Group Buy Date October 1, 2021!
Post by: shendoo on Tue, 31 August 2021, 14:24:08
I'm all in !!!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Kit Pricing Announced and Group Buy Date October 1, 2021!
Post by: bngbox on Tue, 31 August 2021, 23:09:02
Oh I'm so excited for this!!! Base, Novelties, and THAT FIRST DESKMAT OMG. Great set!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Kit Pricing Announced and Group Buy Date October 1, 2021!
Post by: Willtato on Fri, 03 September 2021, 11:11:02
Sad. Why can't we have accents in the 40s kit?

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Soyamilk for Charity Announcement - GB Date October 1, 2021
Post by: STUDIOBLB on Fri, 10 September 2021, 10:33:11
GMK Soyamilk For Charity!

This update means a lot to us. From the start of the project, we wanted to find some way to give back to the community that raised and shaped us into who we are today.
We have decided that the way we want to show this is to donate a percentage of the profits we receive as designers to a charity that we believe strongly in: Heart of Dinner (https://www.heartofdinner.org/).

This organization aims to provide and deliver necessary pantry and food items to East Asian elders in the NYC area.

If this is a cause that resonates with you, please consider supporting the project or donating to the charity!



As for kitting, we consulted our vendors and decided to add R1 End and Pg Dn to the basekit.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Soyamilk for Charity Announcement - GB Date October 1, 2021
Post by: TheBlackHammer on Tue, 14 September 2021, 21:59:39
Hi! love the set, I noticed in the 40s kit that you have a 2u shift, but from the renders it looks like it is 1.75u. can you please confirm if it is indeed 2U or if it is 1.75U for the shift.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Soyamilk for Charity Announcement - GB Date October 1, 2021
Post by: STUDIOBLB on Wed, 15 September 2021, 10:56:50
Hi! love the set, I noticed in the 40s kit that you have a 2u shift, but from the renders it looks like it is 1.75u. can you please confirm if it is indeed 2U or if it is 1.75U for the shift.

Hi! Great catch, our render of the Extensions kit was incorrect. It is a 2u shift in the Extensions kit, with the 1.75u shift being included in the base kit. The render has now been corrected.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | Soyamilk for Charity Announcement - GB Date October 1, 2021
Post by: tomkatsuuu on Wed, 15 September 2021, 12:08:23
GMK Soyamilk For Charity!

This update means a lot to us. From the start of the project, we wanted to find some way to give back to the community that raised and shaped us into who we are today.
We have decided that the way we want to show this is to donate a percentage of the profits we receive as designers to a charity that we believe strongly in: Heart of Dinner (https://www.heartofdinner.org/).

This organization aims to provide and deliver necessary pantry and food items to East Asian elders in the NYC area.


Don't think I'll be buying this since I don't have room, but I'll definitely donate to the charity. Thanks for telling us and doing this!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | IV Works Av3x Soyamilk Announced! - GB Date October 1, 2021
Post by: STUDIOBLB on Mon, 20 September 2021, 13:49:41
Another update!

There are more collabs??
We are incredibly excited to be working with Joe from IV Works on this collaboration project.
We are all huge fans of the Av3 keyboard, and to be able to work with him on this one is incredible.

Please join the IV Works Discord Server (http://www.iv-works.com/discord) for updates and announcements!

Additionally, RN Cables surprised us by coming up with an incredible juice box artisan for us!
The details on it are insane. They will be available for purchase alongside the cables.

Cheers,

studioblb
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | IV Works Av3x Soyamilk Announced! - GB Date October 1, 2021
Post by: Abec13 on Tue, 21 September 2021, 01:06:03
I love the little milk carton.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | IV Works Av3x Soyamilk Announced! - GB Date October 1, 2021
Post by: STUDIOBLB on Thu, 23 September 2021, 12:46:53
Hi Everyone!

We are pretty much one week away from the launch of our group buy!
Another big thank you to everyone for their feedback and suggestions, they were invaluable to making this project reality!

Quick update for today, we added some renders of the set on keyboards that were not exclusively soya coloured, we definitely got a little carried away with sticking with a theme.
Hopefully these new renders give you all a better idea of how the set will look on your own keyboard, or provide a little inspiration!

Also, the IC page was getting a little long and unwieldly, so formatting has been added to streamline the post. Hope it is easier to navigate!

Cheers,

studioblb
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | IV Works Av3x Soyamilk Announced! - GB Date October 1, 2021
Post by: Bonta on Fri, 24 September 2021, 17:52:13
Why are the novelties called Hudson Store?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | IV Works Av3x Soyamilk Announced! - GB Date October 1, 2021
Post by: STUDIOBLB on Sat, 25 September 2021, 17:04:51
One of our team members had fond memories of visiting the Hudson Store in Hong Kong as a child, and we are paying homage to it since it has also closed now.

https://www.scmp.com/yp/discover/news/hong-kong/article/3068680/hudson-store-kowloon-city-closes-its-doors-good
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | IV Works Av3x Soyamilk Announced! - GB Date October 1, 2021
Post by: catfromonomichi on Sun, 26 September 2021, 10:54:37
these novelties are too cute to pass up
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | IV Works Av3x Soyamilk Announced! - GB Date October 1, 2021
Post by: Klonndor on Wed, 29 September 2021, 09:55:43
TWO DAYS!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | IV Works Av3x Soyamilk Announced! - GB Date October 1, 2021
Post by: STUDIOBLB on Wed, 29 September 2021, 13:11:17
Two more sleeps until the group buy goes live! We are incredibly excited for this project!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | IV Works Av3x Soyamilk Announced! - GB Date October 1, 2021
Post by: Klonndor on Thu, 30 September 2021, 13:56:23
ONE DAY! So excited to be able to share this with yall!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | IV Works Av3x Soyamilk Announced! - GB Date October 1, 2021
Post by: STUDIOBLB on Thu, 30 September 2021, 17:20:44
Group buy starts tomorrow you guys!

Unless you're shopping from Kibou: https://kibou.store/collections/group-buy/products/group-buy-gmk-soyamilk

Also, RNCables has their collabs available for purchase!
https://rncables.com/collections/group-buys/products/gmk-soyamilk-cable
https://rncables.com/collections/group-buys/products/gmk-soyamilk-artisan

Geekhack Group Buy post will be up shortly :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | IV Works Av3x Soyamilk Announced! - GB Date October 1, 2021
Post by: STUDIOBLB on Thu, 30 September 2021, 18:03:03
We are saddened to announce that our collaboration with RAMA WORKS is no longer viable.
Currently we are seeking alternatives, as our design was something we were very excited for.

Cheers,
studioblb
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | IV Works Av3x Soyamilk Announced! - GB Date October 1, 2021
Post by: Rakuuen on Thu, 30 September 2021, 21:53:56
Im so excited for this set to open. Something about the colour way is life altering to me :-X good stuff!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | IV Works Av3x Soyamilk Announced! - GB Date October 1, 2021
Post by: //gainsborough on Thu, 30 September 2021, 21:59:24
We are saddened to announce that our collaboration with RAMA WORKS is no longer viable.
Currently we are seeking alternatives, as our design was something we were very excited for.

Cheers,
studioblb

oh no....what happened?  That's seriously a bummer - was really looking forward to that one!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | IV Works Av3x Soyamilk Announced! - GB Date October 1, 2021
Post by: _rubik on Fri, 01 October 2021, 00:50:08
We are saddened to announce that our collaboration with RAMA WORKS is no longer viable.
Currently we are seeking alternatives, as our design was something we were very excited for.

Cheers,
studioblb

oh no....what happened?  That's seriously a bummer - was really looking forward to that one!
I don’t have details, but I’ve seen this happen to a few different GBs recently. I think it’s a Rama thing and not unique to this set
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | IV Works Av3x Soyamilk Announced! - GB Date October 1, 2021
Post by: TjarleN on Fri, 01 October 2021, 00:55:25
The RAMA was the one thing I was sure of picking up... sad that its not gonna happen.
This is also not the first set that dropped its RAMA collab recently. Guess we will see if there will still be new collabs with RAMA (or if it will move to Hibi-mx (Kate) like GMK DMG R3).
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | IV Works Av3x Soyamilk Announced! - GB Date October 1, 2021
Post by: xkf1 on Fri, 01 October 2021, 06:00:13
Guess we will see if there will still be new collabs with RAMA (or if it will move to Hibi-mx (Kate) like GMK DMG R3).

Seems to be a collab with hibi.mx  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | IV Works Av3x Soyamilk Announced! - GB Date October 1, 2021
Post by: STUDIOBLB on Fri, 01 October 2021, 07:01:26
We are pleased to announce that our Group Buy is live! Please find Soyamilk at your favourite regional vendor!

Additionally, we are ecstatic to be working with HIBI on a new rendition of our aluminum artisan keycap!
These will be available SOON TM from our vendors.

https://hibi.mx/collections/collaborations/products/hibi-soyamilk
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | IV Works Av3x Soyamilk Announced! - GB Date October 1, 2021
Post by: fwoggit on Mon, 04 October 2021, 02:48:39
picked up the base+novelties. hope we reach moq  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | IV Works Av3x Soyamilk Announced! - GB Date October 1, 2021
Post by: Bonta on Tue, 05 October 2021, 16:59:56
One of our team members had fond memories of visiting the Hudson Store in Hong Kong as a child, and we are paying homage to it since it has also closed now.

https://www.scmp.com/yp/discover/news/hong-kong/article/3068680/hudson-store-kowloon-city-closes-its-doors-good

Ah I see!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Soyamilk | IV Works Av3x Soyamilk Announced! - GB Date October 1, 2021
Post by: STUDIOBLB on Sat, 16 October 2021, 09:32:10
Hi everyone! The raffle for the IV Works Av3x Soyamilk keyboard is now live! For more details and the raffle form, please jump into the IV Works Discord server!

https://discord.gg/Vr9t849tGf

Multiple entries are available for answering trivia questions and providing proof of purchase of GMK Soyamilk from your favourite vendor!