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UPDATE 09/22 (aka 22.09)
Drop concluded! Thanks so much to everyone that participated in this group buy! Seeing all these numbers roll in after so many hours spent on creating this set is a wonderful sight. I'm so happy that we had this much success! Now begins the last part of this epic journey, the long wait. Hang in tight :)

UPDATE 09/18 (aka 18.09)
Bossman has given green light that all kits (yes, all!) are being made as long as people don't jump ship! So keep your orders in, or join if you haven't and our dream will be made true! https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-x-oblotzky-sa-oblivion-custom-keycap-set/talk/1817455



Hello and welcome fellow enthusiast!

I am here to guide you through what has been my pet project for the last 11 months. Back in October of last year, I started designing this keycap set as I wanted something on my keyboard that reflected my trade: Programming. You will find many influences of that profession in this set, but for those of you unfamiliar with it, I'd like to give you a short introduction to it.

First of all, lets talk colors. To make code more readable for humans, key words in it are highlighted with different colors. Just like in school when you were tasked to write nouns, verbs, adjectives and so on in different colors so you could better understand how sentences are constructed (at least we did that here in Germany). These colors are often carefully selected by designers and make up a 'color theme', one of which is called Oblivion. I've translated these colors over to this keyset in the same manner as it was done for the Penumbra keyset before. A solid dark shade of gray serves as the background for these beautiful colors, a visually stunning combination.

To expand on that theme, I created a second set of Modifiers called 'Git'. Git, developed by Linus Torvalds who also created the Linux operating system, is known among all modern programmers. It is a version control software that is used to keep track of code changes and also to back up code and other files on servers and the cloud. This software has many commands for various purposes, and simply acts as novelty text in this keyset.

Furthermore, there are some kits in this set that contain seemingly strange text such as XOR, RET, JMP, MOV and so on. These are instructions for Assembly, a very low level programming language. It is basically one level above punching ones and zeros into a computer, very fancy stuff. They serve as abstract legends, as they are used on keyboards where almost every user is using a different layout. Providing regular legends such as Shift and Tab for them would often lead to incorrect labeling, but with Assembly instructions, it remains neutral.

The Monochrome keys have very little to do with programming. I added those as an alternative for people that don't like colors on their sets as much, but still appreciate the selection of gray tones of this set. With a few accent keys, they allow you to build some nice vintage looking keyboards.

I hope this shines some light on the background of this keycap set.

Lastly, here is a handy sheet where you can check what kits are required to cover your layout, please feel free to suggest which I could add to the list!

If you have any question, please don't hesitate to ask! I am here from start to finish and beyond to answer anything that might be on your mind :)

I hope you will enjoy the ride as much as I!
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Heyo, sorry but orders are locked at this point :(

There might be leftovers (MD purchases a couple extras for potential support requests) that are sold later on when they are no longer needed via this drop: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/capatoa-keycap-explosion this drop goes live 1-2 times a year to sell off old kits from the warehouse.
Oblotzky
Great, thank you!
Willing to buy any kits from anyone if they have changed their mind or bought too many.
/u/grizzly_teddy
I'm gonna put it out there, I missed this drop by accident and ended up going for the sa carbon drop to stop the internal bleeding I felt. If anyone is interested in swapping, I'm open to it. I have a full sa carbon monochrome set on order (alphas/mods/numpad). If anyone thinks they might wanna swap, let me know what colorway you have on order and we can chat
If anyone bought the GD & WFK Spacekeys set and will only be using the oblivion color space bars, not the hagoromo colors ones let me know I'll gladly buy those off you.
Need a set of GD & WFK Spacekeys
Anyone wanna sell this?
Gonna need a set of arrows, for anyone viewing this discussion. Totally slipped my mind.
Anyone have kit/kit(s) they don't want? Looking for ergodox kit plus Hogoromo alphas, and maybe git extension kit.
If they fix the legend issues I think an MT3 Oblivion would be pretty sweet.
fatpolomanjr
It probably would be, but unfortunately unless they add either doubleshot tooling or inverse dye-sub capabilities to the MT3 project, the colorway is not doable. So far MT3 is regular dye-sub, which only allows darker legends on lighter keys, sublimating green onto dark gray is impossible I'm afraid.
Oblotzky
I realized that today when I was looking through the drop page, and forgot about my comment here. Of course that makes sense. It's too bad.
FYI potatowire launched the pre-order for VIM Caps and the Colevrak Extension kit some people asked about for even more niche layout coverage! :)

https://vimcaps.com/oblivion.html
Oblotzky
I can't seem to access the site right now. Do you know if there are still some available?
Dgordon
I've informed potatowire, we're still accepting orders for a bit longer! I'll let you know once it's back up
I really regret not getting the Oblivion extension kit. I could really use the 1.50 backspace and 1.75 shift. If anyone wants to sell those keys send me a message!
Every couple weeks or so I find myself back here looking at this beautiful keycap set, wishing it was June 19th already.
Xerces
Same here... same here.
I could have sworn this was shipping in February.
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But GMK Laser is May 29th...?
Oblotzky
Let me check again.

It was the other MiTo set, Godspeed.