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Title: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Skunkfish on 16:50, 15 February 17
Hello All,

As mentioned, I've gone back to Kickstarter for the second issue of Colour Personal Computing.

The campaign is now live at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/803660556/colour-personal-computing-issue-2 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/803660556/colour-personal-computing-issue-2)

This time the fanzine is in full colour and you can look forward to content such as:
It should be a 40 page extravaganza of CPC related content.

Thanks again for your support!
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: mr_lou on 17:42, 15 February 17
Backed!
I'm going for that collectors edition; colour version of issue 1.  :)
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: ||C|-|E|| on 17:56, 15 February 17
I also backed it and went for the color version of issue one!  ;D
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: reidrac on 21:47, 15 February 17
I'm in!
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: seanb on 11:32, 16 February 17
I'm in. I want that colour copy of issue one.


Edit: I was the last one for that reward. Just in time.
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: ||C|-|E|| on 12:24, 16 February 17
And the project has been successful already!  :D
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Skunkfish on 14:25, 20 February 17
Thanks for your support everyone - the project hit its Kickstarter target in under 12 hours, I certainly wasn't expecting that!
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Morri on 01:40, 21 February 17
Oh I'm gutted, I missed out on the colour version of issue 1.  :doh: :picard2:

Oh well, I have backed the 4 issue sub instead.  8)
But please do let me know if you reprint more issue 1s in colour.  ;)
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: AMSDOS on 11:06, 21 February 17
Oh I'm gutted, I missed out on the colour version of issue 1.  :doh: :picard2:



Well that would make it the "B&W Personal Computing Teaser" wouldn't it?  :laugh:
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Skunkfish on 15:45, 07 March 17
We're now into the final 10 days of the Kickstarter!

Numbers are looking a little down on issue 1 in terms of copies, but there's still some time left :)

Thanks for your support!

Link to Kickstarter campaign (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/803660556/colour-personal-computing-issue-2)

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Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: mr_lou on 16:15, 07 March 17
Numbers are looking a little down on issue 1 in terms of copies, but there's still some time left :)

What do you mean by this? That fewer people has bought issue 2 compared to issue 1?
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Skunkfish on 16:49, 07 March 17
Yes exactly, perhaps it's not to everyone's taste?  :laugh:

Lots of subscriptions though, so the long-term prospects are looking good.

For issue 2:
32 copies sold through Kickstarter (vs. 55 for issue 1)
13 copies sold through the website (approx) (vs. around 15 for issue 1)

The numbers are no problem for printing the fanzine, but it's nice to reach as many people as possible :)
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: simondo on 17:28, 07 March 17
Pledge made & eagerly awaiting a copy  :) .



Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Skunkfish on 14:19, 08 March 17
Thanks Simon, I hope that you enjoy it :)
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: keith56 on 23:49, 12 March 17
Backed! Look forward to seeing the magazine!
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Skunkfish on 14:20, 16 March 17
We're now approaching the final 24 hours of the Kickstarter campaign for issue 2.

There's still time to bag yourself a copy at  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/803660556/colour-personal-computing-issue-2 (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/803660556/colour-personal-computing-issue-2)

For our feature on converting games to run on the GX4000 (via a C4CPC) I've been busy working on a .CPR version of Potsworth & Co which I'll post here once it's working 100%. I think I'm half-way to learning the fundamentals of Z80 Assembler from looking into this which is a bit of a bonus!

I've been working on a couple of 'improvements' to the original where possible....

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Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: keith56 on 15:07, 16 March 17
Looking forward to reading it!
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Skunkfish on 00:33, 23 March 17
Just an update on Issue 2...

We've snagged a bit of an exclusive on an unreleased CPC game from almost 30 years ago, whose identity will remain a secret until the fanzine is published. We'll have a small feature on it, some words from the developer and a review inside the fanzine. Oh, and we'll let you know where to download it :)

If you missed the Kickstarter then you can still order your copy of issue 2 (in full colour!) from http://www.cpcfanzine.com/ (http://www.cpcfanzine.com/) :)

EDIT: I wrote 20 years originally, I meant 30!
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Gryzor on 16:18, 27 March 17
Ooh an exclusive!


Well done, looking forward to getting it :)
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: seanb on 15:40, 18 April 17
My colour copy of issue one has arrived and it looks fantastic.
Such an improvement.
The print quality is great and everything just stands out more.
It certainly helps with screenshots.
The Amstrad is known for its bright colours and the 27 of them look great especially for the Dooms Day review.


I am more than happy to pay extra for future issues to be in colour.
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Skunkfish on 12:02, 24 April 17
Thanks Sean, really glad that you liked it! It was quickly produced as a proof of concept to see if colour printing was feasible for future issues; the only real changes made were to adjust all photos and screenshots as they'd been tinkered with to print as well as possible in black and white.

Issue 2 onwards will make much better use of colour, and hopefully have more of the feel of a proper magazine.

Oh, and regarding issue 2, unsurprisingly (if you remember the wait for issue 1) it is running a little bit late. We've made a sudden decision to put our house on the market and move halfway up the country, so my personal life has been incredibly hectic and both my PC and CPC have been boxed up for the past week while we've had painters and decorators and cleaners in to make our current place as sale-worthy as possible.

I finally managed to put some decent time into the fanzine yesterday, and it's not a million miles from being finished. The majority of the articles are written, but some still need setting out and then it will need a good proof read.

Hopefully not too much longer....

Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: mr_lou on 18:40, 28 April 17
I got Issue 1 in colour by mail a few days ago.
Wasn't Issue 2 supposed to be in the same envelope?
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Skunkfish on 00:11, 29 April 17
Issue 2 will be mailed separately, for some reason it's actually cheaper to post them that way (at least to outside the UK)...

Also, issue 2 is still being finished off so didn't want to make people wait for their issue 1 colour edition as well.
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Lazy Dude on 16:25, 10 June 17
Any further news?
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Skunkfish on 16:55, 10 June 17
I don't want to make any promises, today is the first time in weeks that I've been able to sit down and spend some time on it.

It is nearly done, it's just finding the (any!) time at the moment. It will come out, and there will be further issues :)
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: mr_lou on 08:48, 16 September 17
Any news on this?  :)
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: CPCOxygen on 02:21, 17 September 17
If James need help completing Issue 2, I am willing to help. I'm sure many others here would too. I know all too well how time can be in short supply when projects need to be finished. Issue 1 was great, and we certainly need a dedicated CPC fanzine.


PM me James, if you want me to submit something. I'm getting my own project proofread, so I have some free time.

Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Skunkfish on 18:04, 11 October 17
Posted this update on the Kickstarter campaign page but will also post here for those curious as to the current status of the second issue:

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Hello All,
I know that you are all wondering why issue 2 hasn't yet imposed itself upon your doormat so I just wanted to let you know that it is still being worked on and will be finished in the hopefully-not-too-distant future.
The last 3 months have been ridiculous in my personal life; new house, new job and unfortunately my father has been in and out of hospital recently. And then to top it all off, bereavement following the loss of a dear friend a couple of weeks ago.
With everything happening I just haven't had the time to dedicate to the fanzine, but I'm determined to find the time over the next month or two to finally get issue 2 out of the door (and through yours). Writing it is something that I enjoy with a passion, and unfortunately I've just not been able to indulge in any of those in recent times.
Thank you for sticking with me during this time and not losing faith that the fanzine will come out. I'm sorry that I've been so crap at communication and letting you know the current status of the fanzine, I will endeavor to communicate more frequently as you all deserve to know what's going on.
Keep CPC-ing,
James.
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: mr_lou on 18:30, 11 October 17
I can relate.
I think most of us can.
My own project has also been delayed quite a bit due to multiple annoying unplanned happenings.
It'll be done when it's done. As long as nothing happens that completely kills the project, then we're happy.  :)
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Skunkfish on 11:55, 16 January 18
So, I bring some news on Issue 2 of Colour Personal Computing....





IT'S DONE!

(apart from a final round of proof-reading)

I'll be scouring every page with a toothcomb over the next few days and then it will be off to the printers by the end of this week, so hopefully in your hands towards the end of the month.

If you backed via Kickstarter then you'll receive an update with details of updating your address details if required.

If you ordered your copy directly and need to update your address then please message me here or drop me an e-mail to let me know.

Work on issue 3 is already underway (actually, a lot of the groundwork, interviews, screenshots etc. have been completed for a while). If I do use Kickstarter for Issue 3, I won't be making the mistake of launching the campaign too early again as I know it's not been fair to keep the backers waiting all this time. It will be launched when the fanzine is in the final stages, so that I can ship shortly after the campaign finishes.

Thanks again for all of your support and I hope you enjoy the second issue.

P.S. If you missed the Kickstarter campaign, you can order a copy directly from www.cpcfanzine.com - it has 40 A5 pages in full-colour.

Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: mr_lou on 11:57, 16 January 18
"proof-reading" eh?
Yea... I remember those.
I had a lot of "final" proof readings for 8-bit Memoirs too..   ;)

Looking forward to receiving issue #2!!!
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Skunkfish on 12:23, 16 January 18
"proof-reading" eh?

Yep, some of the content was written quite a while ago - I'm hoping I won't come across too many pages of 'lorem ipsum'!  ;D
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: mr_lou on 12:32, 16 January 18
If, when you say "final", it actually is final.... then my hat off to you sir.

I can't count the number of times I thought it was the final proof-reading....
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: CPCOxygen on 13:09, 16 January 18
Looking forward to it, Issue 1 was a good read and I'm sure Issue 2 will be even better.  :)


Goodluck on Issue 3 too,  :)


John
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Vyper68 on 13:40, 16 January 18
Ordered Issue 2 through the Website - looking forward to reading that.  :D
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Skunkfish on 14:38, 16 January 18
Thanks Vyper.

The first issue is now available to read for free via Issuu: https://issuu.com/cpcfanzine/docs/cpc_fanzine_-_issue_1_bw
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: mr_lou on 14:41, 16 January 18
The first issue is now available to read for free via Issuu: https://issuu.com/cpcfanzine/docs/cpc_fanzine_-_issue_1_bw (https://issuu.com/cpcfanzine/docs/cpc_fanzine_-_issue_1_bw)

That's great. But why not the colour-version?
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Skunkfish on 14:45, 16 January 18
That's great. But why not the colour-version?

I promised the backers on Kickstarter that the colour edition of Issue 1 was 'Limited Edition' - so I'm staying true to my word  ;D
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: mr_lou on 14:47, 16 January 18
I promised the backers on Kickstarter that the colour edition of Issue 1 was 'Limited Edition' - so I'm staying true to my word  ;D

I see. Don't remember that myself.
Can't imagine anyone would mind though, but I get it.
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Skunkfish on 12:48, 18 January 18
If, when you say "final", it actually is final.... then my hat off to you sir.

I can't count the number of times I thought it was the final proof-reading....

I probably cursed myself a bit in saying that as I found myself unhappy with one of the articles, rewrote significant portions of it and am now desperately trying to squeeze it back into the available page space without having to remove important images!

I have one hour to work on it now, hopefully I can get it how I want!
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: mr_lou on 13:28, 18 January 18
I probably cursed myself a bit in saying that as I found myself unhappy with one of the articles, rewrote significant portions of it

Oh I can relate!!!  :)
That's the story of almost every single text in 8-bit Memoirs.
Wait a week or two. Read again. Change a lot. Repeat.
It took forever before the amount of stuff I wanted to change every time was down to an acceptable size...
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Skunkfish on 14:10, 01 February 18
Courier turned up with a box of fanzines this morning....


Which means I can start sending them out today! (finally!)
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: mr_lou on 16:34, 01 February 18
Can't wait!  :)
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Gryzor on 16:58, 01 February 18
Oh yay!!!
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Vyper68 on 13:31, 06 February 18
Got mine today  ;D

Zoot alors i shall be reading this toot suite.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: mr_lou on 14:33, 06 February 18
Got mine just now too! \o/  :)

Looks awesome!

The back advertisement for 8-bit Memoirs should have said "Out now" instead of "Coming soon" though. Neither of us thought about that...hehe.
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Skunkfish on 15:26, 06 February 18
The back advertisement for 8-bit Memoirs should have said "Out now" instead of "Coming soon" though. Neither of us thought about that...hehe.

Very true...  :picard:
 
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Skunkfish on 15:31, 06 February 18
Good to hear that people are receiving them. If anyone hasn't received their copy by the end of this week (UK) or the end of next week (elsewhere) then please do drop me a message!

Oh, and if anyone hasn't ordered a copy yet, there's still plenty available from http://www.cpcfanzine.com  ;D
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Vyper68 on 21:50, 06 February 18
This should be sold out given how many people come on this site, there are not many, if any CPC printed magazine/fanzines out there, that i am aware of being based in Blighty.

Please, people really need to support these projects if they can.

BTW I had not heard of half of the European ( Spanish ) titles in there, sometimes you can forget that CPC went further afield.
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: adolfo.pa on 16:16, 07 February 18
Amazing work. I just ordered mine :-)

@Skunkfish (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=348) any chance of Issue 1 being available again in the future? I would love to get it too.
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: mr_lou on 17:28, 07 February 18
Amazing work. I just ordered mine :-)

@Skunkfish (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=348) any chance of Issue 1 being available again in the future? I would love to get it too.

Issue #1 is available for free online here: https://cpcfanzine.com/products/colour-personal-computing-issue-1

@Skunkfish (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=348)
I've spent some time with issue #2 now, and I gotta say; issue #2 feels a lot more professional than issue #1 - no disrespect intended. But this feels like a pro magazine to me. It really makes a lot of difference with the coloured backgrounds. Awesome work!

And thanks a lot for the uplifting words about 8-bit Memoirs.  :)
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: adolfo.pa on 17:35, 07 February 18
Thanks for pointing that out @mr_lou (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=96) But, if possible, I would prefer to have a dead tree version so that I can scam people at ebay in the future  ;)
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: reidrac on 22:22, 07 February 18
Received issue 2! I didn't have a chance to read it completely, but looks good. Worth the wait.

PS: I WANT MORE. Is issue 3 scheduled already?
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Skunkfish on 23:43, 07 February 18
I would prefer to have a dead tree version so that I can scam people at ebay in the future

It's possible, a couple of other people have asked as well. I was looking today and the print company I used for issue 1 can do low volume (20) for a reasonable price (in black & white).

Would anyone else be interested?
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Skunkfish on 01:02, 08 February 18
Received issue 2! I didn't have a chance to read it completely, but looks good. Worth the wait.

PS: I WANT MORE. Is issue 3 scheduled already?

Cheers Juan! The Magica review was my favourite article to write :)

Issue 3 is being worked on, I'm at the fun stage of playing all of the wonderful games that have been released over the past 6 months or so!
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Vyper68 on 22:01, 08 February 18
It's possible, a couple of other people have asked as well. I was looking today and the print company I used for issue 1 can do low volume (20) for a reasonable price (in black & white).

Would anyone else be interested?

I would get one if it was avaiable.
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Gryzor on 20:17, 11 February 18
Got mine on Friday! Was hoping to read it over the weekend, but it'll have to wait...


Thanks so much :)
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: adolfo.pa on 16:02, 14 February 18
I just received my copy and I'm really impressed, it looks amazing! congratulations and keep the good stuff coming @Skunkfish (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=348)
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Morri on 02:31, 15 February 18
Received my copy on the other side of the world! Well worth the wait, well done.
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Skunkfish on 10:56, 15 February 18
Thanks everybody for your kind words, really spurs me on to make the third issue even better!  ;D
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: arnoldemu on 15:40, 15 February 18
got mine yesterday.

really professional job. I'm enjoying it a lot :)



Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: arnoldemu on 11:23, 16 February 18
BTW, My wife has been reading it and she isn't really interested in computers!

(So if she's reading it then that is something!).

Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: mr_lou on 09:58, 18 February 18
I just received another copy.

I know I'm a big fan, and contributor and advertiser, and of course also an overall awesome dude, and let's not forget: The famous author of 8-bit Memoirs. But I can settle for one copy per issue.  ;)

Gonna give or lend out this 2nd copy to a mate of mine. Maybe it'll peak his interest enough to make him buy future issues.  :)
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: seanb on 17:19, 23 February 18
I haven't received my issue yet. Maybe mr lou has it  :D
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Gryzor on 20:10, 25 February 18
Finished it today. Awesome issue, really!
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Lazy Dude on 17:19, 28 February 18
Ok so I read mine like ages ago. But seeing how there is loads of comments on here saying how amazing it is I thought I might say how much I too enjoyed edition 2. Decent length reviews and even a wallys guide to the M4.
Great stuff
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Skunkfish on 08:53, 01 March 18
Cheers guys, it means a lot.  :)
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: mr_lou on 18:55, 04 November 18
Any 3rd issue on its way?
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Skunkfish on 14:24, 28 December 18
Yes!  ;)
If anyone has yet to pick up issue 2, it has now been reduced to the bargain-basement price of £2 (including postage to UK - add £1 for postage to Europe, £2 to rest of world). Check out https://www.cpcfanzine.com

 

 
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: mr_lou on 22:43, 28 December 18
Yes!  ;)

Awesome!

When?  :)
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Skunkfish on 13:54, 29 December 18
The only estimate I can give is 2019...
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: mr_lou on 13:57, 29 December 18
The only estimate I can give is 2019...

Yay!!! That's in 3 days!!!!  :D
Title: Re: Colour Personal Computing Fanzine - Issue 2 Kickstarter launched
Post by: Gryzor on 18:39, 29 December 18
Hehe indeed :D