I’m in agreement with just about all of the commentary so far.
So why am I buying this anyway? Because it’s obvious an insane amount of effort and love went into it, and to the extent it memes, it does an admirable job leaning into the engaging personalities and leaning away from the drama. If I must look away from the board I’m building, this is a fun thing to look at.
After review, I think the Zambu reference is my favorite.
Haha. The depiction of me lost in solipsistic keyboard onanism has pretty well nailed my (not exactly intentional) personal brand.
I didn’t know about any of this keyboard business until I saw @Manofinterests’s youtube videos and thanks to those videos I’ve now already bought 2 of Ryan Norbauer’s housings and am thinking about a 3rd. Not to mention I’ve lubed and dome swapped my first HHKB and created an account on this forum.
There are three words I can honestly say I’d never imagined would be strung together. Well done!
Somebody should do a decoding legend for this. I think I only know what like 10% of the people and references are.
I definitely don’t recognize them all, but aside form you and @ThereminGoat, I can see:
@TaehaTypes doing Tai-Chi(?) and hanging with his cats
- TaeKeybaords getting crafty
- Chewie from Mechs on Deck (depicted as Chewbaca)
- Close by, Mechs on Deck’s other host whose name is escaping me right now, wearing an outfit I’m pretty sure references Anubis, because of their Anubis switch
- Alexotos streaming
- Garrett driving the OmniType Ecto-1
- RAMA in a suitable looking office space
- Glarses doing the “bruh”
- MechMerlin in his hat
- Pretty sure that’s Minterly with the light hair (nope it’s Apiary with a bee patch!)
- I think that might be Mike with the NovelKeys shirt
There’s a handful I don’t recognize, but I see lots of familiar faces. I do like the “Were’s Waldo” type vibe, and it is pretty fun to see how the different personalities are depicted.
Jae with the orange car
Biip selling Milkshake
Yuliia from mykeyboard.eu licking keyboard
Here is what I recognize (in addition to Taeha, Mike from Novelkeys, Garret, Rama, Chewie, and Merlin as mentioned above).
I figure this must be @tiny
And this is probably @mintlodica (I think the shirt says “cute keyboard club”)
Zach and Jorge from Keycult in their man cave
And I think this is may be the guy with the deep voice who makes the vintage keyboards videos on YouTube?
Is the guy in the Red Kaneda motorcyle suit (just north and west of Norbauer) MiTo?
The pill logo on the jacket looks like a novelty from the Laser sets.
Ha, yes! That’s Thomas, aka Chyrosran22. My favorite vintage keeb curmudgeon.
Here are some additional IDs and guesses:
Laser Ninja (laser cutting)
Kate? (Hibi “&” logo)
Krash (the artist)
Space Cables reference
Monokei (the rug)
heyyy it is me! and grass jelly ‘jb’ the sheeb who may like your keeb.
I wonder if he has a side hustle in cybersecurity. Lol.
Sad that @Manofinterests isn’t in here somewhere. We need an edit.
Oh, he’s there. You need to inspect it again