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Title: [IC] GMK Blossom (Collaborations Announced!)
Post by: balance on Thu, 04 March 2021, 16:50:06
(https://imgur.com/vsZYrPt.gif)

GB DATE: TBD


Hello everyone!
 
I want to show you the set I've been working on!
It is called GMK Blossom and it is inspired by the Japanese Nature. I hope you'll like it!

Interest Check Form (https://forms.gle/VmTDj4t6VaayUxPv8)

Colors

(https://imgur.com/Cz9dT5y.png)


Kits:

Click for larger images

Base Kit
(https://imgur.com/61rwKRN.jpg)

Novelties Kit
(https://imgur.com/pEBIHPF.jpg)

Accent Kit
(https://imgur.com/UCd7ZRu.jpg)

Numpad Kit
(https://imgur.com/cEonpDg.jpg)



Renders
Click for larger images

TGR Alice by Yuktsi
(https://imgur.com/TRXCabd.jpg)
(https://imgur.com/CQ8euIY.jpg)



TGR 910 by Yuktsi
(https://imgur.com/qVZohhC.jpg)
(https://imgur.com/pO07x93.jpg)


TGR Jane by Yuktsi
(https://imgur.com/QrCtvbD.jpg)
(https://imgur.com/eyAnnSE.jpg)





Deskmat:
(https://imgur.com/Fl2WX5r.jpg)


Collaborations:

Luxe Cables
(https://imgur.com/orh4o8a.jpg)

Asero Foundry
(https://imgur.com/TMs1fi1.jpg)

Golden Star Keycap
(https://imgur.com/VAptDoV.jpg)





Vendors
US: Vala Supply
CAN: DeskHero
EU: Mykeyboard
Asia: zFrontier
AU: DailyClack
UK: proto[Typist]




To do list:

Improve kitting
Improving the novelties
Posting new renders
Finding vendors




Interest Check Form (https://forms.gle/VmTDj4t6VaayUxPv8)
If you want to ask me some questions or suggest something else you can reach me on discord!
My discord: balance#8810
Discord Server (https://discord.gg/UHQJUrYdxK)


Thanks to Blamby for the renders!



Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: balance on Thu, 04 March 2021, 16:53:40
Update Log:
5/3/2021
-Added the color codes of the set
-Small changes in the base kit
7/3/2021
- Reworked the novelties
-Added new renders
10/03/2021
- Added Hiragana sublegends
-Changed legends color from "CR" to "RAL 4004"
-Added new renders with Hiraganas
12/03/2021
- Reworked novelties. Added more R1 novelties and also created one for ISO Enter
-Added some new renders
14/03/2021
-Added a deskmat
20/03/2021
-Small changes in the base kit; Added "B" in the base kit and removed it from the spacebar kit
-Added new renders(Fuji 65,Nemui,Iron 165)
21/03/2021
-Small changes in the base kit
-Changed the Spacebar Kit with the Accent Kit
24/03/2021
-Small changes in the base kit
-Small changes in the accent kit
-Added new renders(Yeti,fuji)
30/03/2021
- Reworked and added new novelties!
02/04/20221
-Vendors and GB Date Announced!
05/04/2021
-Created and added a discord server!
-New renders on TGR Alice
11/05/2021
-Major IC Change and we are waiting for Group Buy!
26/05/2021
-Deskmat Added!
07/06/2021
-Major kitting changes! Improved novelties!
18/06/2021
-Collaborations Announced!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: yoot on Thu, 04 March 2021, 16:59:41
what are the colors? you don't have them listed anywhere
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: nvh2092 on Thu, 04 March 2021, 17:01:45
Hi, good colorway, the kitting of your base kit needs some improvements tho imo. You have a mod color "~`" key but no mod color "\|" key so please add this. Also, the iso enter needs a R3 1u "\|" key so please consider adding this key or just change that R4 1u "\|" key to R3 and it's good.
The novelty kit may need a few pairs of identical R4 1.25u key to match Ctrl or Alt key which are popularly used in many modern layouts. Also, iso enter novelty would be appealing to many european buyers.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: huey on Thu, 04 March 2021, 17:14:18
I swear this community needs to go to eastern culture fetish rehabilitation
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: nvh2092 on Thu, 04 March 2021, 17:20:00
I swear this community needs to go to eastern culture fetish rehabilitation
From an easterner's point of view, I agree, I want to see more western-cultured inspired sets....
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: ab042896 on Thu, 04 March 2021, 17:25:13
Like the colours! What colour are the alpha legends, IMO they seem out of place with rest of the colors.
The mod colour seems dark enough to use for the legends on the alphas, what made you go with the colour you did?

I swear this community needs to go to eastern culture fetish rehabilitation
also lmao
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: Rayndalf on Thu, 04 March 2021, 17:25:38
I swear this community needs to go to eastern culture fetish rehabilitation
From an easterner's point of view, I agree, I want to see more western-cultured inspired sets....
But we already have SA/M3 Jukebox
We need a keyset inspired by Ram Ranch, biker gangs and Batman.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: dededecline on Thu, 04 March 2021, 17:31:03
I swear this community needs to go to eastern culture fetish rehabilitation

Of all the sets, this is the one you find egregious?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: MIGHTY CHICKEN on Thu, 04 March 2021, 17:37:46
I swear this community needs to go to eastern culture fetish rehabilitation
From an easterner's point of view, I agree, I want to see more western-cultured inspired sets....
But we already have SA/M3 Jukebox
We need a keyset inspired by Ram Ranch, biker gangs and Batman.
We do need some ram ranch
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: NovaRMK on Thu, 04 March 2021, 20:03:34
I really like the pink and red, not a big fan of the purple. Consider changing it to something that matches the set a bit better, or, just remove accents. Otherwise, really nice. GLWIC  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: yh on Thu, 04 March 2021, 20:51:45
I wonder how fast he will lost interest, lock the thread and request mods’ deletion for this one. The meliodas one was fun, huh? I have 0 respect for someone who has no respect for his own work. This may come across a tad bit toxic but I think we have to put a stop to these people who come back with a half-built ic every few days.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: Baka Bot on Thu, 04 March 2021, 22:50:38
I do agree that people do have a hard on for eastern culture whether it be in entertainment or just certain aspects. Not to mention this is basically like Darling with purple and no sublegends. Honestly this is something that should be taken back to the drawing board.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: tsoiab10 on Thu, 04 March 2021, 23:06:57
I could be wrong but I don't believe the Bird novelty will be possible looking at how the thin the line for the back of the bird is and the same for some parts of the enter key novelty. Additionally like others have already stated, having the colors listed is pretty important considering for all we know these could be physically nonexsistant colors. Lastly im not to sure how the purple color has anything to do with a cherry blossom; I've never seen one in person so I could be completly wrong but I just don't see how its related.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: balance on Fri, 05 March 2021, 11:42:08
what are the colors? you don't have them listed anywhere
I have listed them now :).Hope you like them!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: balance on Fri, 05 March 2021, 11:43:50
Hi, good colorway, the kitting of your base kit needs some improvements tho imo. You have a mod color "~`" key but no mod color "\|" key so please add this. Also, the iso enter needs a R3 1u "\|" key so please consider adding this key or just change that R4 1u "\|" key to R3 and it's good.
The novelty kit may need a few pairs of identical R4 1.25u key to match Ctrl or Alt key which are popularly used in many modern layouts. Also, iso enter novelty would be appealing to many european buyers.
I have done the changes you told me. I am very happy you like the colors! I am also going to rework some novelties soon :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: Ustinj on Fri, 05 March 2021, 12:37:01
I do agree that people do have a hard on for eastern culture whether it be in entertainment or just certain aspects. Not to mention this is basically like Darling with purple and no sublegends. Honestly this is something that should be taken back to the drawing board.

so... basically not darling?  :))
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: balance on Fri, 05 March 2021, 13:36:46
I really like the pink and red, not a big fan of the purple. Consider changing it to something that matches the set a bit better, or, just remove accents. Otherwise, really nice. GLWIC  :thumb:
Thank you! I will see what I can do.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: nvh2092 on Fri, 05 March 2021, 15:50:31
Hi, good colorway, the kitting of your base kit needs some improvements tho imo. You have a mod color "~`" key but no mod color "\|" key so please add this. Also, the iso enter needs a R3 1u "\|" key so please consider adding this key or just change that R4 1u "\|" key to R3 and it's good.
The novelty kit may need a few pairs of identical R4 1.25u key to match Ctrl or Alt key which are popularly used in many modern layouts. Also, iso enter novelty would be appealing to many european buyers.
I have done the changes you told me. I am very happy you like the colors! I am also going to rework some novelties soon :)
Nice change. About the novelty, I suggest some good and versatile templates like those of GMK Lavender and GMK Hanok. These novelty kits cover a lot of bases imo. I forgot to mention about that big control key next to capslock in your base, I don't think it should be there and I don't know about any layouts that use a big control key at that row. I assume it's mislabeled, it should be an off-centered capslock, right? Furthermore, there's a current trend about adding 3 basic 40s keys in base kit: a R2 1.75u backspace key, a R3 1.25u tab key and 1 R3 1.5u enter key to cover the majority of 40s layouts since you don't have any dedicated 40s kits.
The CR used in alpha legends can be replaced by the mod colors to reduce a 4th color in your base, this can reduced slightly the final price. About the accent, that haus render is very good, I don't know if the color can turn out like that in real life or not (I like dark tones so this is entireley subjective). Perhaps more renders with that kind of shade.
Last but not least, those 2 seperated F and J should be scooped imo. Also, F13 in base kit please  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: balance on Sat, 06 March 2021, 04:46:58
I could be wrong but I don't believe the Bird novelty will be possible looking at how the thin the line for the back of the bird is and the same for some parts of the enter key novelty. Additionally like others have already stated, having the colors listed is pretty important considering for all we know these could be physically nonexsistant colors. Lastly im not to sure how the purple color has anything to do with a cherry blossom; I've never seen one in person so I could be completly wrong but I just don't see how its related.
I am going to rework the novelties! I chose purple because there is a type of cherry blossom that has a purple color.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: kaysoo1337 on Sat, 06 March 2021, 11:11:22
GLWIC Like the color scheme , also the theme is very very likeable in my opinion  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: balance on Sat, 06 March 2021, 16:06:51
Hi, good colorway, the kitting of your base kit needs some improvements tho imo. You have a mod color "~`" key but no mod color "\|" key so please add this. Also, the iso enter needs a R3 1u "\|" key so please consider adding this key or just change that R4 1u "\|" key to R3 and it's good.
The novelty kit may need a few pairs of identical R4 1.25u key to match Ctrl or Alt key which are popularly used in many modern layouts. Also, iso enter novelty would be appealing to many european buyers.
I have done the changes you told me. I am very happy you like the colors! I am also going to rework some novelties soon :)
Nice change. About the novelty, I suggest some good and versatile templates like those of GMK Lavender and GMK Hanok. These novelty kits cover a lot of bases imo. I forgot to mention about that big control key next to capslock in your base, I don't think it should be there and I don't know about any layouts that use a big control key at that row. I assume it's mislabeled, it should be an off-centered capslock, right? Furthermore, there's a current trend about adding 3 basic 40s keys in base kit: a R2 1.75u backspace key, a R3 1.25u tab key and 1 R3 1.5u enter key to cover the majority of 40s layouts since you don't have any dedicated 40s kits.
The CR used in alpha legends can be replaced by the mod colors to reduce a 4th color in your base, this can reduced slightly the final price. About the accent, that haus render is very good, I don't know if the color can turn out like that in real life or not (I like dark tones so this is entireley subjective). Perhaps more renders with that kind of shade.
Last but not least, those 2 seperated F and J should be scooped imo. Also, F13 in base kit please  ;D
I reworked the novelties and the kitting in general. Added also some new renders. Thank you for the suggestions!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: nvh2092 on Sat, 06 March 2021, 16:31:44
Hi, good colorway, the kitting of your base kit needs some improvements tho imo. You have a mod color "~`" key but no mod color "\|" key so please add this. Also, the iso enter needs a R3 1u "\|" key so please consider adding this key or just change that R4 1u "\|" key to R3 and it's good.
The novelty kit may need a few pairs of identical R4 1.25u key to match Ctrl or Alt key which are popularly used in many modern layouts. Also, iso enter novelty would be appealing to many european buyers.
I have done the changes you told me. I am very happy you like the colors! I am also going to rework some novelties soon :)
Nice change. About the novelty, I suggest some good and versatile templates like those of GMK Lavender and GMK Hanok. These novelty kits cover a lot of bases imo. I forgot to mention about that big control key next to capslock in your base, I don't think it should be there and I don't know about any layouts that use a big control key at that row. I assume it's mislabeled, it should be an off-centered capslock, right? Furthermore, there's a current trend about adding 3 basic 40s keys in base kit: a R2 1.75u backspace key, a R3 1.25u tab key and 1 R3 1.5u enter key to cover the majority of 40s layouts since you don't have any dedicated 40s kits.
The CR used in alpha legends can be replaced by the mod colors to reduce a 4th color in your base, this can reduced slightly the final price. About the accent, that haus render is very good, I don't know if the color can turn out like that in real life or not (I like dark tones so this is entireley subjective). Perhaps more renders with that kind of shade.
Last but not least, those 2 seperated F and J should be scooped imo. Also, F13 in base kit please  ;D
I reworked the novelties and the kitting in general. Added also some new renders. Thank you for the suggestions!
I think the base kit render is not final, there are some alpha keys with the dark red legends and the rest in CR and F13 is really needed in the base kit. You made a good structure for the novelty kit. However, can you replace that R3 novelty cherry 1u key with a different one? Reason behind this is to cover the left column keys (the 1u keys from R1 to R4, mainly used in popular 65/75s layout for keys: end, pgdn, pgup, home, etc.) People who buy the novelty kit will use these 1u keys for their column. This change also makes the novelty kit more appealing to buyers.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: balance on Sun, 07 March 2021, 02:14:45
Hi, good colorway, the kitting of your base kit needs some improvements tho imo. You have a mod color "~`" key but no mod color "\|" key so please add this. Also, the iso enter needs a R3 1u "\|" key so please consider adding this key or just change that R4 1u "\|" key to R3 and it's good.
The novelty kit may need a few pairs of identical R4 1.25u key to match Ctrl or Alt key which are popularly used in many modern layouts. Also, iso enter novelty would be appealing to many european buyers.
I have done the changes you told me. I am very happy you like the colors! I am also going to rework some novelties soon :)
Nice change. About the novelty, I suggest some good and versatile templates like those of GMK Lavender and GMK Hanok. These novelty kits cover a lot of bases imo. I forgot to mention about that big control key next to capslock in your base, I don't think it should be there and I don't know about any layouts that use a big control key at that row. I assume it's mislabeled, it should be an off-centered capslock, right? Furthermore, there's a current trend about adding 3 basic 40s keys in base kit: a R2 1.75u backspace key, a R3 1.25u tab key and 1 R3 1.5u enter key to cover the majority of 40s layouts since you don't have any dedicated 40s kits.
The CR used in alpha legends can be replaced by the mod colors to reduce a 4th color in your base, this can reduced slightly the final price. About the accent, that haus render is very good, I don't know if the color can turn out like that in real life or not (I like dark tones so this is entireley subjective). Perhaps more renders with that kind of shade.
Last but not least, those 2 seperated F and J should be scooped imo. Also, F13 in base kit please  ;D
I reworked the novelties and the kitting in general. Added also some new renders. Thank you for the suggestions!
I think the base kit render is not final, there are some alpha keys with the dark red legends and the rest in CR and F13 is really needed in the base kit. You made a good structure for the novelty kit. However, can you replace that R3 novelty cherry 1u key with a different one? Reason behind this is to cover the left column keys (the 1u keys from R1 to R4, mainly used in popular 65/75s layout for keys: end, pgdn, pgup, home, etc.) People who buy the novelty kit will use these 1u keys for their column. This change also makes the novelty kit more appealing to buyers.
My bad with the dark red legends :). I changed the legends color and also added a F13
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: nvh2092 on Sun, 07 March 2021, 03:46:52
Hi, good colorway, the kitting of your base kit needs some improvements tho imo. You have a mod color "~`" key but no mod color "\|" key so please add this. Also, the iso enter needs a R3 1u "\|" key so please consider adding this key or just change that R4 1u "\|" key to R3 and it's good.
The novelty kit may need a few pairs of identical R4 1.25u key to match Ctrl or Alt key which are popularly used in many modern layouts. Also, iso enter novelty would be appealing to many european buyers.
I have done the changes you told me. I am very happy you like the colors! I am also going to rework some novelties soon :)
Nice change. About the novelty, I suggest some good and versatile templates like those of GMK Lavender and GMK Hanok. These novelty kits cover a lot of bases imo. I forgot to mention about that big control key next to capslock in your base, I don't think it should be there and I don't know about any layouts that use a big control key at that row. I assume it's mislabeled, it should be an off-centered capslock, right? Furthermore, there's a current trend about adding 3 basic 40s keys in base kit: a R2 1.75u backspace key, a R3 1.25u tab key and 1 R3 1.5u enter key to cover the majority of 40s layouts since you don't have any dedicated 40s kits.
The CR used in alpha legends can be replaced by the mod colors to reduce a 4th color in your base, this can reduced slightly the final price. About the accent, that haus render is very good, I don't know if the color can turn out like that in real life or not (I like dark tones so this is entireley subjective). Perhaps more renders with that kind of shade.
Last but not least, those 2 seperated F and J should be scooped imo. Also, F13 in base kit please  ;D
I reworked the novelties and the kitting in general. Added also some new renders. Thank you for the suggestions!
I think the base kit render is not final, there are some alpha keys with the dark red legends and the rest in CR and F13 is really needed in the base kit. You made a good structure for the novelty kit. However, can you replace that R3 novelty cherry 1u key with a different one? Reason behind this is to cover the left column keys (the 1u keys from R1 to R4, mainly used in popular 65/75s layout for keys: end, pgdn, pgup, home, etc.) People who buy the novelty kit will use these 1u keys for their column. This change also makes the novelty kit more appealing to buyers.
My bad with the dark red legends :). I changed the legends color and also added a F13
My bad for not noticing the second numpad enter key (me not a numpad user...), I believe the second numpad enter should be in accent color. Still hope you can consider a different design with that R3 1u novelty, I know novelty design is not cheap.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: Faehriss on Sun, 07 March 2021, 07:54:44
Personally not a fan of the alpha legends being so dark, would rather see the mod colours used for them as black feels way too harsh against that soft pink. Otherwise love the colours chosen for this!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: sup3r170va on Sun, 07 March 2021, 09:36:38
Pls consider red (RAL4004) legends instead of black (GMK CR). Or if that is too light, a darker red (eg RO1).

And pls consider adding katakana or hiragana sublegends, preferably in the base kit, or at least as a child kit. If u can get permission to use GMK inukuma’s custom hiragana sublegends that would be sweet. Thanks.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: chat and team on Sun, 07 March 2021, 12:14:29
I swear this community needs to go to eastern culture fetish rehabilitation
"but i just like the colors"
please rehabilitate the community
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: CookieFlow on Sun, 07 March 2021, 14:06:17
Cute set.

I will also go with some voices:

-I don't think black is the best choice for the Alpha Legends.
-Considering the theme, I would have liked to see Hiragana sublegends (ideally those new ones from Inukuma as somebody mentioned) or at least Hiragana Mono in a child kit.
-I know it's already on your list, but the novelties could use some work.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: balance on Mon, 08 March 2021, 03:30:28
Personally not a fan of the alpha legends being so dark, would rather see the mod colours used for them as black feels way too harsh against that soft pink. Otherwise love the colours chosen for this!
Thank you! I will change the color of the legends :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: jack.yijugu on Mon, 08 March 2021, 07:38:22
I want to say that the set is very good after I see it for one minute!!!! :eek:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: jack.yijugu on Mon, 08 March 2021, 07:53:24
And I think NOVELTIES set should be modified.For example,I want 4 different patterns for R1~R4 1u keycaps.So I can match my 65% keyboard very well.To be honset,the choice of colour is good.....Just NOVELTIES too simple and a lit ditto. ;D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: nvh2092 on Mon, 08 March 2021, 15:23:10
I suggest some changes with the R4 novelties (I know novelty design is hard so this is just my 2 cents):
_ The key in "branch with 5 leaves" is to keep since it's not repeated in other rows: both in 1.5u but with different color. I believe your approach is to provide some R4 mod keys in accent color which is new and supprisingly good when put in a board. However you'll need to have a pair of these keys in mod color first, then a second pair with same design in accent color. Please consider doing this in with a 1.25u as well.
_ The rest of R4 novelties should be replaced with 3 different designs: A 1u novelty key to cover either End or PgDn + a pair of 1.25u in mod color for 2 Control/Alt keys + another pair of 1.25u novelties in accent color for system keys.
_ ISO enter novelties in the theme of sakura would be great since we don't have many of these.
I really hope that you'll consider these changes since I always buy novelty kit whenever I join a keycap GB. A good novelty kit will surely boost your sale.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: balance on Tue, 09 March 2021, 09:17:45
I want to say that the set is very good after I see it for one minute!!!! :eek:
Thank you!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: WillyWortel on Tue, 09 March 2021, 09:24:59
The dark alpha legends look much darker in the keyboard renders compared to the base kit render picture. Which of the two is the most accurate?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: balance on Wed, 10 March 2021, 05:51:30
I suggest some changes with the R4 novelties (I know novelty design is hard so this is just my 2 cents):
_ The key in "branch with 5 leaves" is to keep since it's not repeated in other rows: both in 1.5u but with different color. I believe your approach is to provide some R4 mod keys in accent color which is new and supprisingly good when put in a board. However you'll need to have a pair of these keys in mod color first, then a second pair with same design in accent color. Please consider doing this in with a 1.25u as well.
_ The rest of R4 novelties should be replaced with 3 different designs: A 1u novelty key to cover either End or PgDn + a pair of 1.25u in mod color for 2 Control/Alt keys + another pair of 1.25u novelties in accent color for system keys.
_ ISO enter novelties in the theme of sakura would be great since we don't have many of these.
I really hope that you'll consider these changes since I always buy novelty kit whenever I join a keycap GB. A good novelty kit will surely boost your sale.
Thank you for suggestions :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: kure_ on Wed, 10 March 2021, 11:53:33
I wonder how fast he will lost interest, lock the thread and request mods’ deletion for this one. The meliodas one was fun, huh? I have 0 respect for someone who has no respect for his own work. This may come across a tad bit toxic but I think we have to put a stop to these people who come back with a half-built ic every few days.

didn't know this was same guy, if it is, then it's way too rushed.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: balance on Wed, 10 March 2021, 13:02:42
Cute set.

I will also go with some voices:

-I don't think black is the best choice for the Alpha Legends.
-Considering the theme, I would have liked to see Hiragana sublegends (ideally those new ones from Inukuma as somebody mentioned) or at least Hiragana Mono in a child kit.
-I know it's already on your list, but the novelties could use some work.
Thank you! I changed the legend colour and added Hiragana sublegend. I will rework the novelties soon!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: CookieFlow on Wed, 10 March 2021, 14:56:19
Cute set.

I will also go with some voices:

-I don't think black is the best choice for the Alpha Legends.
-Considering the theme, I would have liked to see Hiragana sublegends (ideally those new ones from Inukuma as somebody mentioned) or at least Hiragana Mono in a child kit.
-I know it's already on your list, but the novelties could use some work.
Thank you! I changed the legend colour and added Hiragana sublegend. I will rework the novelties soon!


Looking a lot better !
Thanks for the Hiragana also  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: balance on Thu, 11 March 2021, 01:19:02
Pls consider red (RAL4004) legends instead of black (GMK CR). Or if that is too light, a darker red (eg RO1).

And pls consider adding katakana or hiragana sublegends, preferably in the base kit, or at least as a child kit. If u can get permission to use GMK inukuma’s custom hiragana sublegends that would be sweet. Thanks.
I have already done the changes you said. Hope you like them!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: sup3r170va on Thu, 11 March 2021, 05:01:58
Pls consider red (RAL4004) legends instead of black (GMK CR). Or if that is too light, a darker red (eg RO1).

And pls consider adding katakana or hiragana sublegends, preferably in the base kit, or at least as a child kit. If u can get permission to use GMK inukuma’s custom hiragana sublegends that would be sweet. Thanks.
I have already done the changes you said. Hope you like them!

Thanks for taking in my feedback. The updated kit looks better! I was wondering if GMK DY doesn’t match as well, and a darker purple may work better. But will defer to you on that.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: balance on Thu, 11 March 2021, 10:45:34
The dark alpha legends look much darker in the keyboard renders compared to the base kit render picture. Which of the two is the most accurate?
I did a new render for the base kit and also changed the alphas color. Look at the render now and if you still have some questions feel free to ask me!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: balance on Fri, 12 March 2021, 09:26:42
I suggest some changes with the R4 novelties (I know novelty design is hard so this is just my 2 cents):
_ The key in "branch with 5 leaves" is to keep since it's not repeated in other rows: both in 1.5u but with different color. I believe your approach is to provide some R4 mod keys in accent color which is new and supprisingly good when put in a board. However you'll need to have a pair of these keys in mod color first, then a second pair with same design in accent color. Please consider doing this in with a 1.25u as well.
_ The rest of R4 novelties should be replaced with 3 different designs: A 1u novelty key to cover either End or PgDn + a pair of 1.25u in mod color for 2 Control/Alt keys + another pair of 1.25u novelties in accent color for system keys.
_ ISO enter novelties in the theme of sakura would be great since we don't have many of these.
I really hope that you'll consider these changes since I always buy novelty kit whenever I join a keycap GB. A good novelty kit will surely boost your sale.
Added novelties for ISO Enter. Also some new R1 novelties. Hope you like them!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: nvh2092 on Fri, 12 March 2021, 10:16:12
I suggest some changes with the R4 novelties (I know novelty design is hard so this is just my 2 cents):
_ The key in "branch with 5 leaves" is to keep since it's not repeated in other rows: both in 1.5u but with different color. I believe your approach is to provide some R4 mod keys in accent color which is new and supprisingly good when put in a board. However you'll need to have a pair of these keys in mod color first, then a second pair with same design in accent color. Please consider doing this in with a 1.25u as well.
_ The rest of R4 novelties should be replaced with 3 different designs: A 1u novelty key to cover either End or PgDn + a pair of 1.25u in mod color for 2 Control/Alt keys + another pair of 1.25u novelties in accent color for system keys.
_ ISO enter novelties in the theme of sakura would be great since we don't have many of these.
I really hope that you'll consider these changes since I always buy novelty kit whenever I join a keycap GB. A good novelty kit will surely boost your sale.
Added novelties for ISO Enter. Also some new R1 novelties. Hope you like them!
Just saw the new updates, those ISO novelty enters are great. However, I believed I did not express fully and correctly my opinion about colors of R4 novelties. I mean a pair of same novelty should be in the same color, not 2. Because normally we have 2 Control/Alt/Super keys in 1.25u in TKL/Full size and fewer in 65/75s. 2 keys in a pair should have the same color, like the 2 R4 keys with the bird should all be in either mod or accent color. I'm sorry if I caused you any misunderstandings.
I know it would be expensive and time-consuming for designer to have different novelty for each mod key but if you can get different designs for those R4 keys, it'll be way better. You'll only need 2-3 more new novelties for Control/Alt or Super.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: sub0001 on Sat, 13 March 2021, 14:02:20
Really loving the color chosen for the mods. Props to OP for being open to reworking a lot of things here. GLWIC!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: Schmack on Sat, 13 March 2021, 16:51:25
I already know I want it...  :-X
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: Extra-Cwispy on Sat, 13 March 2021, 22:00:30
looks really pretty, glwic! :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: balance on Sun, 14 March 2021, 15:38:18
Really loving the color chosen for the mods. Props to OP for being open to reworking a lot of things here. GLWIC!
Thank you!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Deskmat Added)
Post by: DontStealMyLolipop on Mon, 15 March 2021, 12:35:32
I really like the color matchup and the deskmat seems like a really nice one...especially with the keyboard  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: balance on Tue, 16 March 2021, 16:08:03
I already know I want it...  :-X
I am happy to hear that :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Deskmat Added)
Post by: Nukz on Tue, 16 March 2021, 17:07:05
Consider adding B in base kit instead of spacebars kit, i like the colors! :thumb: GLWIC
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: balance on Thu, 18 March 2021, 14:58:24
looks really pretty, glwic! :)
Thank you very much!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Deskmat Added)
Post by: balance on Fri, 19 March 2021, 16:20:52
Consider adding B in base kit instead of spacebars kit, i like the colors! :thumb: GLWIC
Thank you! I added "B" in the base kit. Hope you like it!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom
Post by: balance on Sat, 20 March 2021, 16:47:34
I suggest some changes with the R4 novelties (I know novelty design is hard so this is just my 2 cents):
_ The key in "branch with 5 leaves" is to keep since it's not repeated in other rows: both in 1.5u but with different color. I believe your approach is to provide some R4 mod keys in accent color which is new and supprisingly good when put in a board. However you'll need to have a pair of these keys in mod color first, then a second pair with same design in accent color. Please consider doing this in with a 1.25u as well.
_ The rest of R4 novelties should be replaced with 3 different designs: A 1u novelty key to cover either End or PgDn + a pair of 1.25u in mod color for 2 Control/Alt keys + another pair of 1.25u novelties in accent color for system keys.
_ ISO enter novelties in the theme of sakura would be great since we don't have many of these.
I really hope that you'll consider these changes since I always buy novelty kit whenever I join a keycap GB. A good novelty kit will surely boost your sale.
Added novelties for ISO Enter. Also some new R1 novelties. Hope you like them!
Just saw the new updates, those ISO novelty enters are great. However, I believed I did not express fully and correctly my opinion about colors of R4 novelties. I mean a pair of same novelty should be in the same color, not 2. Because normally we have 2 Control/Alt/Super keys in 1.25u in TKL/Full size and fewer in 65/75s. 2 keys in a pair should have the same color, like the 2 R4 keys with the bird should all be in either mod or accent color. I'm sorry if I caused you any misunderstandings.
I know it would be expensive and time-consuming for designer to have different novelty for each mod key but if you can get different designs for those R4 keys, it'll be way better. You'll only need 2-3 more new novelties for Control/Alt or Super.
Thank you for the suggestions!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Added new renders; Added the Accent Kit)
Post by: Nukz on Sun, 21 March 2021, 15:43:05
Nice change in kitting!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Added new renders; Added the Accent Kit)
Post by: nvh2092 on Sun, 21 March 2021, 16:08:22
Since you're trying to reduce the base kit due to Alice inclusion, I suggest move numpad to a child kit, then you can bring some accents to the base like that attractive 6.25u purple spacebar and possibly add 3 basic 40s keys.
Also, there's a problem with the 2 mini space bars in base, those don't seem to match 2.25 and 2.75u.
I'm still hoping you can add 3 more new novelties for R4 to place in Control/Alt/System.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Added new renders; Added the Accent Kit)
Post by: CookieFlow on Sun, 21 March 2021, 16:18:42
Thanks for adding Alice support in base kit  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Added new renders; Added the Accent Kit)
Post by: Mark The Weeb on Sun, 21 March 2021, 21:46:58
that is so sick !
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Added new renders; Added the Accent Kit)
Post by: balance on Mon, 22 March 2021, 16:10:56
that is so sick !
Thank you!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Added new renders; Added the Accent Kit)
Post by: Eoen on Tue, 23 March 2021, 08:38:50
Since you're trying to reduce the base kit due to Alice inclusion, I suggest move numpad to a child kit, then you can bring some accents to the base like that attractive 6.25u purple spacebar and possibly add 3 basic 40s keys.
Also, there's a problem with the 2 mini space bars in base, those don't seem to match 2.25 and 2.75u.
I'm still hoping you can add 3 more new novelties for R4 to place in Control/Alt/System.

+1 for 2.75U space in the base.

Would also be nice to see a 3U bar in the accent kit :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Added new renders; Added the Accent Kit)
Post by: Scucka on Wed, 24 March 2021, 15:34:29
 nice :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Added new renders; Added the Accent Kit)
Post by: balance on Thu, 25 March 2021, 15:52:04
Since you're trying to reduce the base kit due to Alice inclusion, I suggest move numpad to a child kit, then you can bring some accents to the base like that attractive 6.25u purple spacebar and possibly add 3 basic 40s keys.
Also, there's a problem with the 2 mini space bars in base, those don't seem to match 2.25 and 2.75u.
I'm still hoping you can add 3 more new novelties for R4 to place in Control/Alt/System.

+1 for 2.75U space in the base.

Would also be nice to see a 3U bar in the accent kit :)
I have made these changes in this update! Hope you like it!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Kits update; New renders)
Post by: Paputcher on Sat, 27 March 2021, 17:49:19
interesting
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Kits update; New renders)
Post by: Afresh on Tue, 30 March 2021, 09:17:19
glwic
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Added new renders; Added the Accent Kit)
Post by: balance on Tue, 30 March 2021, 13:56:30
Since you're trying to reduce the base kit due to Alice inclusion, I suggest move numpad to a child kit, then you can bring some accents to the base like that attractive 6.25u purple spacebar and possibly add 3 basic 40s keys.
Also, there's a problem with the 2 mini space bars in base, those don't seem to match 2.25 and 2.75u.
I'm still hoping you can add 3 more new novelties for R4 to place in Control/Alt/System.
Added some new novelties. I hope you like them!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Added new renders; Added the Accent Kit)
Post by: nvh2092 on Tue, 30 March 2021, 14:02:02
Since you're trying to reduce the base kit due to Alice inclusion, I suggest move numpad to a child kit, then you can bring some accents to the base like that attractive 6.25u purple spacebar and possibly add 3 basic 40s keys.
Also, there's a problem with the 2 mini space bars in base, those don't seem to match 2.25 and 2.75u.
I'm still hoping you can add 3 more new novelties for R4 to place in Control/Alt/System.
Added some new novelties. I hope you like them!
I love them  :eek:. Also, now I think you should have a discord channel and make more ads for the set. Maybe make one or two posts on reddit about it, more people know about it, more interest, higher moq, etc.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Added new renders; Added the Accent Kit)
Post by: balance on Wed, 31 March 2021, 10:41:51
Since you're trying to reduce the base kit due to Alice inclusion, I suggest move numpad to a child kit, then you can bring some accents to the base like that attractive 6.25u purple spacebar and possibly add 3 basic 40s keys.
Also, there's a problem with the 2 mini space bars in base, those don't seem to match 2.25 and 2.75u.
I'm still hoping you can add 3 more new novelties for R4 to place in Control/Alt/System.
Added some new novelties. I hope you like them!
I love them  :eek:. Also, now I think you should have a discord channel and make more ads for the set. Maybe make one or two posts on reddit about it, more people know about it, more interest, higher moq, etc.
I am happy to hear that you like them! I already have some reddit posts and maybe I will make a discord server soon :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (New Novelties!)
Post by: DontStealMyLolipop on Wed, 31 March 2021, 16:07:38
I really love those novelties  :eek: :eek:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (New Novelties!)
Post by: highdocc on Thu, 01 April 2021, 01:03:57
I really like the set, especially the colour mix!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (New Novelties!)
Post by: balance on Thu, 01 April 2021, 15:23:52
I really love those novelties  :eek: :eek:
I am happy to hear that!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (New Novelties!)
Post by: balance on Fri, 02 April 2021, 13:53:19
I really like the set, especially the colour mix!
Thanks!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Vendors and GB Date Announced)
Post by: nvh2092 on Fri, 02 April 2021, 16:07:35
I think the accent kit should have mini accent bars since the alpha ones are already in your base kit?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Vendors and GB Date Announced)
Post by: balance on Sat, 03 April 2021, 15:08:38
I think the accent kit should have mini accent bars since the alpha ones are already in your base kit?
I don't know about this, maybe I will add them. Thanks for the suggestion!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Vendors and GB Date Announced)
Post by: nvh2092 on Sat, 03 April 2021, 15:15:57
I think the accent kit should have mini accent bars since the alpha ones are already in your base kit?
I don't know about this, maybe I will add them. Thanks for the suggestion!
I mean replacing them because you have alpha mini space bars in base kit, then you also have apparently the same mini alpha space-bars (same size if I'm not wrong) in the accent kit.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Vendors and GB Date Announced)
Post by: balance on Sat, 03 April 2021, 16:20:46
I think the accent kit should have mini accent bars since the alpha ones are already in your base kit?
I don't know about this, maybe I will add them. Thanks for the suggestion!
I mean replacing them because you have alpha mini space bars in base kit, then you also have apparently the same mini alpha space-bars (same size if I'm not wrong) in the accent kit.
I checked and yes it was like that. I am sorry! I replaced them with a 3u and 2u in it.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Vendors and GB Date Announced)
Post by: DontStealMyLolipop on Mon, 05 April 2021, 10:31:40
I think the accent kit should have mini accent bars since the alpha ones are already in your base kit?
I don't know about this, maybe I will add them. Thanks for the suggestion!
I mean replacing them because you have alpha mini space bars in base kit, then you also have apparently the same mini alpha space-bars (same size if I'm not wrong) in the accent kit.
I checked and yes it was like that. I am sorry! I replaced them with a 3u and 2u in it.
Nice change
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Vendors and GB Date Announced; Created a Discord Server!)
Post by: Oddstag on Mon, 05 April 2021, 11:25:06
Very interested in this set. Any chance of UK keys or some sort of international kit with UK keys included?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Vendors and GB Date Announced; Created a Discord Server!)
Post by: balance on Tue, 06 April 2021, 12:45:24
Very interested in this set. Any chance of UK keys or some sort of international kit with UK keys included?
I am happy you are interested! I will think about your suggestion!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Added new renders; Added the Accent Kit)
Post by: balance on Sat, 10 April 2021, 11:27:34
nice :thumb:
Thanks!  :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (UK Vendor!)
Post by: kaysoo1337 on Wed, 14 April 2021, 13:58:13
waiting to see the prices  ;)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (UK Vendor!)
Post by: Giorgey on Fri, 16 April 2021, 11:42:15
I really like this set, waiting for the Deskmat. GLWIC
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (UK Vendor!)
Post by: balance on Tue, 20 April 2021, 14:54:39
I really like this set, waiting for the Deskmat. GLWIC
Thanks! The deskmat will be soon :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (UK Vendor!)
Post by: nvh2092 on Wed, 05 May 2021, 04:40:31
If the kitting is not final, I want to add something that I recently think about:

About accent kit:
1/ I see your accent kit contains small alpha spacebars, please change them to accent color

About novelty:
1/ Also, some designers told me that big keys in novelty kit will add a lot to the price more than small keys. So I think you can do some changes about the R4 of the novelty. I think it's better to remove the 2 1.5u bird novelties. These bird keys have already existed in R1 and R2.
2/ I also recommend to have additionally the 1u single-butterfly novelty as R1 (in both mod and accent) so layouts which don't have the right nav column can still use it.
3/ Last, I remember you had a different novelty in your old design - a small branch with leaves in 1.25u or 1.5u key I'm not sure. Please replace the 2 R4 1.25u single-butterfly with that key.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (UK Vendor!)
Post by: balance on Tue, 11 May 2021, 14:52:51
If the kitting is not final, I want to add something that I recently think about:

About accent kit:
1/ I see your accent kit contains small alpha spacebars, please change them to accent color

About novelty:
1/ Also, some designers told me that big keys in novelty kit will add a lot to the price more than small keys. So I think you can do some changes about the R4 of the novelty. I think it's better to remove the 2 1.5u bird novelties. These bird keys have already existed in R1 and R2.
2/ I also recommend to have additionally the 1u single-butterfly novelty as R1 (in both mod and accent) so layouts which don't have the right nav column can still use it.
3/ Last, I remember you had a different novelty in your old design - a small branch with leaves in 1.25u or 1.5u key I'm not sure. Please replace the 2 R4 1.25u single-butterfly with that key.
Thanks for suggestions, I think I will do some changes this week, the deskmat will also be posted this week so stay tuned :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Major IC Change!)
Post by: GoldenBoy on Tue, 11 May 2021, 20:53:16
The aesthetic is on point. I may buy this for the GF <3_<3
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Major IC Change!)
Post by: Belled on Sun, 16 May 2021, 20:43:15
Looking alot like darling without the purple accents
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Major IC Change!)
Post by: Nukz on Wed, 19 May 2021, 14:59:44
love the new renders, waiting for GB :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Major IC Change!)
Post by: balance on Tue, 25 May 2021, 16:21:06
The aesthetic is on point. I may buy this for the GF <3_<3
I am very happy to hear this!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Deskmat Added!)
Post by: saam on Wed, 26 May 2021, 00:13:32
Looks great, just try and steer away from darling.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Deskmat Added!)
Post by: pcire on Wed, 26 May 2021, 01:48:41
GB ETA?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Deskmat Added!)
Post by: balance on Wed, 26 May 2021, 15:45:00
GB ETA?
10 June!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Major kitting changes; Improved novelties)
Post by: DontStealMyLolipop on Mon, 07 June 2021, 09:47:23
The deskmatis a great addition to the already great existing set, looking forward to the GB !!!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Major kitting changes; Improved novelties)
Post by: xeon on Mon, 07 June 2021, 09:48:54
TKL base kit with GMK, yikes

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Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Major kitting changes; Improved novelties)
Post by: nvh2092 on Mon, 07 June 2021, 09:59:33
There's still a problem with the accent kit, it contains the same mini bars with the base kit.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Major kitting changes; Improved novelties)
Post by: balance on Mon, 07 June 2021, 10:02:15
There's still a problem with the accent kit, it contains the same mini bars with the base kit.
It contains 3.00 and 2.00 and 1.25
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Major kitting changes; Improved novelties)
Post by: nvh2092 on Mon, 07 June 2021, 10:06:12
There's still a problem with the accent kit, it contains the same mini bars with the base kit.
It contains 3.00 and 2.00 and 1.25
ok, tks for the info
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Major kitting changes; Improved novelties)
Post by: sterlingm on Sat, 12 June 2021, 11:46:51
The Discord server invite link is invalid. Can that be updated?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Major kitting changes; Improved novelties)
Post by: balance on Sun, 13 June 2021, 10:54:04
The Discord server invite link is invalid. Can that be updated?
I changed the link, now you can enter :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Major kitting changes; Improved novelties)
Post by: Neely_12 on Sun, 13 June 2021, 11:09:18
Not really my type of colors but looks nice
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Major kitting changes; Improved novelties)
Post by: Giorgey on Tue, 15 June 2021, 01:24:05
I hope the GB starts ASAP. I really enjoy the Deskmat.
Gl!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Major kitting changes; Improved novelties)
Post by: highdocc on Tue, 15 June 2021, 13:05:22
Waiting for the GB!!!!!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Major kitting changes; Improved novelties)
Post by: hali on Tue, 15 June 2021, 13:13:30
hello, numpad in base please?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Major kitting changes; Improved novelties)
Post by: balance on Fri, 18 June 2021, 11:21:03
Not really my type of colors but looks nice
Thanks! :3
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Collaborations Announced!)
Post by: alan121 on Wed, 30 June 2021, 18:27:33
First post in the forum and new to the mechanical keyboards world :)
This is an awesome keycap set. I love the colours!
 Tho I cant quite figure out what is the icon in ANSI enter key suppose to be in the novelties kit
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Collaborations Announced!)
Post by: hayasaka on Wed, 30 June 2021, 20:17:12
looks great  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Collaborations Announced!)
Post by: balance on Mon, 05 July 2021, 10:11:08
First post in the forum and new to the mechanical keyboards world :)
This is an awesome keycap set. I love the colours!
 Tho I cant quite figure out what is the icon in ANSI enter key suppose to be in the novelties kit
Thanks a lot! The ANSI enter key in the Novelties Kit is supposed to be a branch with flowers and leaves.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Collaborations Announced!)
Post by: balance on Mon, 19 July 2021, 13:11:57
looks great  :thumb:
I am really happy to hear this!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Collaborations Announced!)
Post by: Blamby on Mon, 09 August 2021, 15:58:48
waiting for GB
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Collaborations Announced!)
Post by: IMZO on Mon, 09 August 2021, 16:51:32
Highkey considering this :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Blossom (Collaborations Announced!)
Post by: balance on Wed, 25 August 2021, 14:39:05
 :D
Highkey considering this :)
Still waiting for quotes  :thumb: