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[IC] GMK Red Dragon
« on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 18:19:55 »



Hey everyone!
I'm happy to bring you the 3rd installment of my element keyset series, GMK Red Dragon.
Just as dragons are mythical creatures born of fire, so is this keyset!
I hope you enjoy the dark red modifiers, with the legends appearing as bright embers amongst the dark ashy grey alphas.



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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 18:20:33 »
Here be dragons!

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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 18:25:15 »
interesting... hopefully there will not be contrast issues
      

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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 18:27:59 »
That's a lot of simultaneous ICs and GBs to manage. I'd be a bit concerned as to how one can manage this kind of pipeline.

1. [GB] GMK Peaches and Cream
2. [GB] GMK Terra
3. [GB] KAT Atlantis
4. [IC] KAT Goddess
5. [IC] KAT Explosion
6. [IC] PBT R&R or GMK R&R?
7. [IC] GMK Red Dragon

I understand having a lot of ideas and wanting them to be successfully produced as per the designer's preferences, but I am worried this is spreading way too thinly.

More importantly, it is a bit alarming to me that this may be an attempt to "claim" the spot to an idea (by having an IC thread in existence), or worse yet, in the queue of sets to be produced.

But with things being so busy for one person, I can't imagine these would all proceed well with no hiccups.
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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 18:29:40 »
Me Bretheren Breath Proud Upon Ye Set. Definitely in for Novelties~

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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 18:32:19 »
Why does it say "western dragon" in Chinese? It does not make sense in so many different ways..
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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 18:35:43 »
That's a lot of simultaneous ICs and GBs to manage. I'd be a bit concerned as to how one can manage this kind of pipeline.

1. [GB] GMK Peaches and Cream
2. [GB] GMK Terra
3. [GB] KAT Atlantis
4. [IC] KAT Goddess
5. [IC] KAT Explosion
6. [IC] PBT R&R or GMK R&R?
7. [IC] GMK Red Dragon

I understand having a lot of ideas and wanting them to be successfully produced as per the designer's preferences, but I am worried this is spreading way too thinly.

Currently, I am able to spend the majority of my time on this, which I do. :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 18:44:31 »
Wow.

Yes.

Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 18:46:41 »
Red split space bars? 

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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 18:56:48 »

HMMMMM, where have I seen this board before?


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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 18:57:45 »
If GMK sets were Pokemon, this would be evolved form of GMK Demonic
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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 19:16:58 »
Yay!! Can't wait to get this and Air when it comes out
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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 19:18:41 »
That's a lot of simultaneous ICs and GBs to manage. I'd be a bit concerned as to how one can manage this kind of pipeline.

1. [GB] GMK Peaches and Cream
2. [GB] GMK Terra
3. [GB] KAT Atlantis
4. [IC] KAT Goddess
5. [IC] KAT Explosion
6. [IC] PBT R&R or GMK R&R?
7. [IC] GMK Red Dragon

I understand having a lot of ideas and wanting them to be successfully produced as per the designer's preferences, but I am worried this is spreading way too thinly.

More importantly, it is a bit alarming to me that this may be an attempt to "claim" the spot to an idea (by having an IC thread in existence), or worse yet, in the queue of sets to be produced.

But with things being so busy for one person, I can't imagine these would all proceed well with no hiccups.

I don't think Ren has to defend himself on this one. I don't understand why this opinion/perspective is being given voice.  The guy has proven repeatedly that his designs are top notch, and from beginning to end each IC/GB has seen excellent attention and communication with people who have interest in the product.

Spreading FUD is not helpful

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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 19:22:01 »
subarashii desu ne.

Base kit is nice. not so sure about the hhkb 65
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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 19:31:21 »
That's a lot of simultaneous ICs and GBs to manage. I'd be a bit concerned as to how one can manage this kind of pipeline.

1. [GB] GMK Peaches and Cream
2. [GB] GMK Terra
3. [GB] KAT Atlantis
4. [IC] KAT Goddess
5. [IC] KAT Explosion
6. [IC] PBT R&R or GMK R&R?
7. [IC] GMK Red Dragon

I understand having a lot of ideas and wanting them to be successfully produced as per the designer's preferences, but I am worried this is spreading way too thinly.

More importantly, it is a bit alarming to me that this may be an attempt to "claim" the spot to an idea (by having an IC thread in existence), or worse yet, in the queue of sets to be produced.

But with things being so busy for one person, I can't imagine these would all proceed well with no hiccups.

Just wanted to add my 2c.

I've had the opportunity to work with Rensuya quite a bit recently, with both Peaches N Cream and KAT Atlantis.
I can attest that he treats each of his projects with the same high level of care and detail, and really does work on these sets for an inordinate amount of time.
The number of revisions and changes he goes through to bring a set to IC is actually quite a lot, from what I've seen - and he really wants all of his sets to succeed, and has shown to be receptive to feedback in the past.
While his ICs are quite fleshed out, he has listened to community feedback and made changes - his ICs are "true ICs" in the sense that things aren't quite finalized when they are posted. KAT Goddess was once PBT Goddess, kitting, accent colors, etc. have all changed based on community feedback.

All of this is to say - yes, there is 1 currently running group buy and 4 ICs that Rensuya has posted. (Both Terra and Peaches n Cream have passed the GB phase and at this point, I consider them more in vendor hands than designer hands - though designers certainly still contribute, the ask on time is much less at this point). But I haven't seen any drop in quality despite the volume and if you have, I'd love to have a discussion about that. From my perspective, he's done a great job of handling his pipeline thus far and the quality of content I've seen also doesn't look like someone who is spreading themselves too thin.

I'd also like to state that just because a set ICs does not guarantee that it will ever run, and I also don't see how posting an IC is "claiming" a certain colorway or theme. One doesn't have to look any further than this month to see that similar sets can all find success in today's environment. GMK Lunar, GMK Apollo, and GMK Ashes all share some attributes, and are all different, and are all doing great. GMK Forge is running when the "GMK Forge" moniker was previously ICed as a completely different set (which did not succeed in GB).


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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 19:36:42 »
In for zhuyin

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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 20:10:59 »
The name and story totally not make sense.... :confused:

“Loong” = Oriental Dragon = 東方龍
“Dragon” = Western Dragon = 西方龍

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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 20:12:52 »
Been waiting for this. I like it a lot. I think I would have liked to see more of those gold accents in the set. But still looks great and I am strongly considering this as my first red set.

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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 20:20:39 »
This is dope

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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 20:33:11 »
Looks awesome!

Any chance of having the red desk mat without so many characters and especially not over the dragons tail.
Having the characters over the tail spoils it.

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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 20:45:02 »
Looking good. Only think I'm not really feeling with this set are the gold accents. Seem out of place in the set.

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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 20:45:22 »
Red split bars please.

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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 20:47:32 »
my god yes please

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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 20:50:36 »
this may be one of the best presentations i've seen of any set so far this year. the render with the golden accents on the gold dragon deskpad is perfection. yes please [2].

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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 20:52:41 »
will we see a rama cap eventually?

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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 21:24:04 »
Any chance you'll be using CR or N9?

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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 21:42:41 »
Keyset looks really good.

I'm more interested in the 65% keyboard with separated arrow clusters, I need to join that GB!

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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 23:02:21 »
I think it's more like an east dragon.
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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 23:07:31 »
I like the gold on the desk mat but it makes me want gold lettering on the keys... wonder what that would look like. :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 23:41:34 »
As a continuation of the "element series", there is a disconnection "IMHO" from the previous ones.
The famous duo (Mizu & Terra) feels happy, this one feels a bit serious / sad :( it could be much more igneous.




But as a separate idea, this set looks cool :)
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« Reply #30 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 23:59:34 »
Damn this looks nice. Keen for it.

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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 17 March 2020, 00:07:05 »
plz change its name from 西方龙 to 东(east)方龙,西方龙make no sense

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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 17 March 2020, 00:29:31 »
 Glad to see a continuation on the Avatar: The Last Airbender inspired sets! This one really fits the theme it's going for for sure!

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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 17 March 2020, 00:51:08 »
What are the color codes?

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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 17 March 2020, 02:35:03 »
If it's N9 I will be soooo happy.

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« Reply #35 on: Tue, 17 March 2020, 03:13:54 »
plz change its name from 西方龙 to 东(east)方龙,西方龙make no sense

Yeah so much this. If it’s in Japanese or some other language that I don’t understand it won’t bother me at all but 西方龍 just makes no sense on many levels..
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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 17 March 2020, 04:03:11 »
GMK Classic Red, Red Devils, AND NOW THIS  :( I need so much money

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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 17 March 2020, 05:06:28 »
This set is...fire! I've been holding out for this set for so long!

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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 17 March 2020, 07:02:38 »
Why is the 40s kit so barebones compared to mizu's? No minivan compat?

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« Reply #39 on: Tue, 17 March 2020, 08:32:11 »
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Such an ironic piece.
In Chinese, if you're referring to Dragon of the West, it's the one with the wings. And here, we see a traditional Chinese dragon with a 「西方龍」, lol

And I'm not trying to be cynical or what. But the word 「西方龍」 isn't a type of word/description we, Chinese would use in our culture to describe dragon.

This is some poor attempt of a foreigner trying to use random Chinese characters to make up some kind of meaning in order to fit the theme just like lots of foreigners using weird Chinese words as their tattoos.
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« Reply #40 on: Tue, 17 March 2020, 08:47:36 »
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Such an ironic piece.
In Chinese, if you're referring to Dragon of the West, it's the one with the wings. And here, we see a traditional Chinese dragon with a 「西方龍」, lol

And I'm not trying to be cynical or what. But the word 「西方龍」 isn't a type of word/description we, Chinese would use in our culture to describe dragon.

This is some poor attempt of a foreigner trying to use random Chinese characters to make up some kind of meaning in order to fit the theme just like lots of foreigners using weird Chinese words as their tattoos.
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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 17 March 2020, 09:48:21 »
Please add Minivan compat. There are over 2,000 Minivans in our hands with more on the way from TKC.

Will the dark ashy gray alphas be the same gray used by GMK Red Samurai, GMK First Love, and GMK Hero?

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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 17 March 2020, 09:58:08 »


This can't be double-shot.


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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 17 March 2020, 09:59:53 »
More Zhuyin = more better.

Sick set. :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 17 March 2020, 10:05:28 »
This looks sick! Hoping for dark mods too!

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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 17 March 2020, 10:37:29 »
Color codes, please. =)

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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 17 March 2020, 10:49:14 »
In Chinese, if you're referring to Dragon of the West...

This is why an international community is so precious!
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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 17 March 2020, 11:03:19 »
Red split space bars? 
It's possible!

Why does it say "western dragon" in Chinese? It does not make sense in so many different ways..
This was intentional but I should have checked into this more beforehand. Western dragon is a tribute for Iroh.

will we see a Rama cap eventually?
Yes

The name and story totally not make sense.... :confused:

“Loong” = Oriental Dragon = 東方龍
“Dragon” = Western Dragon = 西方龍
Same as above this was intentional but I'm looking into correcting it!

plz change its name from 西方龙 to 东(east)方龙,西方龙make no sense

Yeah so much this. If it’s in Japanese or some other language that I don’t understand it won’t bother me at all but 西方龍 just makes no sense on many levels..
I am working with someone who speaks Chinese to convey the meaning 'Dragon of the West' but actually makes sense in the language

Any chance you'll be using CR or N9?
No GMK stock colors were used. These are all custom, the alphas are a very dark grey.

Why is the 40s kit so barebones compared to mizu's? No minivan compat?
This was to help bring the cost down while still offering a good amount of basic compatibility. The base has "out" and "read" to help the micro kit cover basic ortho and 40s layouts.

Please add Minivan compat. There are over 2,000 Minivans in our hands with more on the way from TKC.

Will the dark ashy gray alphas be the same gray used by GMK Red Samurai, GMK First Love, and GMK Hero?
No, the dark grey alphas are a custom color just like all of the other colors in the set.
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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 17 March 2020, 12:22:35 »
I love this - curious to see how the red on red looks IRL cause I think this style in green-on-green or amber-on-amber would be perfect for a "terminal" theme
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Re: [IC] GMK Red Dragon
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 17 March 2020, 12:26:00 »
Love the set. I joined both Mizu and Terra, and can't wait to see how this turns out. Would love some more Iroh/ Roku vibes though. Maybe a lightning cap that could work as Rshift/ Enter?