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Offline misononyan

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[IC] DSA Feline Knight - Hello Hiragana! (updated 01/16)
« on: Sat, 09 January 2021, 11:10:08 »


DSA Feline Knight is a set inspired by Ferris (or Felix) Argyle from Re:Zero.
Ferris, the knight of Crusch Karsten, is known as one Lugnica's best healers.
Often teasing their guests, Ferris is a break Crusch's more serious demeanor.

This set has been designed with not only Ferris's typical outfit in mind, but also his general playfulness.


If you'd like to keep up with this set, feel free to join the MisonoWorks Discord!
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The IC Form Is Right Here!

Hello Hiragana - Update 2021/01/16

Render of DSA Feline Knight on a TKC1800 (woah my scene composition has gone from nonexistent to amateur!)

Following feedback from the IC form, I have changed over from sublegend katakana over to sublegend hiragana. Not just influenced by the IC responses, the overall look of hiragana sublegends in addition to its usefulness for those who type kana input (as rare as it is nowadays) has been considered. The more rounded shape of hiragana synergizes better with lower case alphas and the pastel, cute colors of the set.



In addition to this, there is now a new question on the IC form polling about a potential JIS kit. I myself don't think this would be quite popular as the aesthetic of the sets seems quite at odds with an "industrial standard" set, but who knows, maybe I just don't know my target demographic well enough.

Corresponding to the latest minor update of Misonocons, there will be a small update to the mods kit, updating the OS and pgup/pgdn keys (visible on the above TKC1800 render.)

I have had vendors reach out to me who want to host this set, which is a first for me! For a smaller designer such as myself, this is a really encouraging thing that makes me want to keep working on the project. Of course, this is in addition to all of the wonderful comments I have recieved on both the IC form and on GH. Thank you all so much for the support!




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Board displayed: Pillow65 by KeliumWorks

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The IC Form Is Right Here!

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Profile: DSA
Material: PBT
Printing Method: Dyesub
Planned Manufacturer: Infinikey (IFK)
Icon modifiers used: Misonocons (Open Source)


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« Last Edit: Sat, 16 January 2021, 07:54:19 by misononyan »

Offline Ireris

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Re: [IC] DSA Feline Knight
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 09 January 2021, 11:11:34 »
Very nice

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Offline FinalEleven

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Re: [IC] DSA Feline Knight
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 09 January 2021, 11:16:34 »
I don't see the inspiration honestly...

Offline Bonsa

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Re: [IC] DSA Feline Knight
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 09 January 2021, 11:23:54 »
nice, the lowercase alphas make this look so cuuuute!! I also really like the renders   :thumb: GLWIC

Offline Lizcuits

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Re: [IC] DSA Feline Knight
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 09 January 2021, 11:30:15 »
your katakana legends are half-width, is there a reason for this or just a legend entry mistake?

also interested to know why katakana instead of hiragana, was this a personal choice or just stylistic or?

Offline DrHigsby

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Re: [IC] DSA Feline Knight
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 09 January 2021, 11:43:05 »
Nice work Misono! Love the lower case alphas!



Offline misononyan

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Re: [IC] DSA Feline Knight
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 09 January 2021, 11:57:42 »
I don't see the inspiration honestly...

If this is related to colors, I completely understand-- it was mainly a concern of not doing over existing colorways, such as DSA Seafoam or KAM Starry Night (which this set used to be more similar to.)

Otherwise, the novelties and general design prompt were made with both the show and the light novel in mind.

your katakana legends are half-width, is there a reason for this or just a legend entry mistake?

also interested to know why katakana instead of hiragana, was this a personal choice or just stylistic or?

I had issues fitting the full width katakana legends properly without losing contrast, so I went with half-width. Also, I used katakana because, from a design perspective, in my opinion they synergize better with the fonts used. From a functionality perspective, there are many older JIS boards (namely the JIS Dell AT101) which have used katakana legends and have been fairly large serve the JP market. As well as this, it's something different to see on DSA keycaps, which in my mind, is always welcome.

Offline powwu

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Re: [IC] DSA Feline Knight
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 09 January 2021, 15:36:59 »
cute! I like how it's inspired from an anime, but not weeby to the moon and back. GLWIC

Offline OneCreativeMind

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Re: [IC] DSA Feline Knight
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 09 January 2021, 17:20:48 »
Looks nice!

Quick question though, have you checked this with anyone at SP?
Last I heard, they didn't have reverse dye-sub capabilities and your Mods/Accents are going to require reverse/all-over dye sublimation.


Ignore me, I'm dumb. I just assumed SP lol
« Last Edit: Sat, 09 January 2021, 17:29:10 by OneCreativeMind »

Offline misononyan

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Re: [IC] DSA Feline Knight
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 09 January 2021, 17:28:42 »
Looks nice!

Quick question though, have you checked this with anyone at SP?
Last I heard, they didn't have reverse dye-sub capabilities and your Mods/Accents are going to require reverse/all-over dye sublimation.

This is planned to be Infinikey, as displayed under the "more info" section. Kitting's definitely different from what they typically use, but I was able to get Maxkey to work with similar kitting so I'm going to try my luck with them.

Offline misononyan

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Re: [IC] DSA Feline Knight
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 10 January 2021, 00:54:50 »
cute! I like how it's inspired from an anime, but not weeby to the moon and back. GLWIC

nice, the lowercase alphas make this look so cuuuute!! I also really like the renders   :thumb: GLWIC


that's exactly the feel I was going for! I feel it's a little too colorful/unorthodox to actually pass an IC though, but we'll see, I suppose

Offline Nutty

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Re: [IC] DSA Feline Knight
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 10 January 2021, 10:02:56 »
Super cute :)

Offline joedinkle

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Re: [IC] DSA Feline Knight
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 10 January 2021, 11:51:25 »
Beautiful set!

Offline xynlilli

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Re: [IC] DSA Feline Knight
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 11 January 2021, 02:39:56 »
Would love to see this on my board!

Offline misononyan

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Re: [IC] DSA Feline Knight
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 11 January 2021, 04:13:05 »

Offline Vegas_

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Re: [IC] DSA Feline Knight
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 12 January 2021, 22:03:00 »
this set is very nice! :D very cute and the colorway is unique, gorgeous pastel choices and love the blue!

Offline misononyan

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Re: [IC] DSA Feline Knight
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 16 January 2021, 07:56:09 »
this set is very nice! :D very cute and the colorway is unique, gorgeous pastel choices and love the blue!

much appreciated!