Hi everyone, my name is Juan, I'm spanish and living in Poland.
In the eighties I used to own a MSX computer, so I got to play all those amazing early Konami games - some of the best games ever made for 8 bit systems.
My Amiga story started with a second hand A2000 which I got for Christmas in 1990. Around four years later I switched to an A4000/030, but I always missed the blue and orange and that rabbit icon (that's what brought me here to this forum!).
Long story short the A4000 died from battery leakage in 2003 and, like many, I had to accept defeat and move to the PC. Before that I had spent a few years in the demoscene under the name of Wavemaker, making a few perfectly avoidable tracks in OctaMED 5 (I always saved to MOD format tough, as MED is a taboo for the demoscene - too CPU hungry!). But the best part was making friends and attending parties, from Euskal Party in Spain to Satellite in Poland - long before I knew I would end up living in that country twenty years later.
With the PC my thirst for creating died, using UAE just felt wrong, and I completely forgot about the Amiga. Until last year I found this little funy SNES Mini gadget in MediaMarkt, and of course I had to buy it. And while playing through NES and SNES titles of my childhood, I started wondering if it would play also the games from my favorite system, the Amiga. But how would I play without a keyboard? I needed one. Or even better! A real Amiga! They're probably being sold for peanuts now, aren't they? Little knew my girlfriend where this would end when I bought a secondhand A500. I had looked down on the thingie back in the golden days, but now it looked so much more unique and special than he PC-like big box systems!
And with it came constantly ordering stuff. A monitor, a new mouse, a new PSU, one of those gorgeous Plexilaser cases. I spoiled my new baby and eventually bought this polish magazine (Komoda & Amiga Plus, or K&A Plus as I call it when I prefer to avoid the convoluted answer to the question of what the Komoda is about). Fortunately it had an english edition as well, and I loved it - it made me feel like reading magazines in my childhood, with all the colorful layouts and the smell of glossy paper.
And so, I started writing articles for them, got myself another Amiga, and a TheC64, and even a Nintendo Switch so I could play Donkey Konga. By then my girlfriend realized it was getting out of control, but instead of breaking up with me somehow she joined me playing - her favorites being LucasArts adventures and Millie & Molly on the C64.
Now, around a year later, I am the Chief Redactor for K&A Plus, and my goal (besides improving the magazine) is to get back to composing music and take part in a demoscene production again; also trying to get into DPaint in my brand new 1.3 system I installed in the A500.
Hope I didn't bore you a thanks for having such a nice forum (why does almost every other retro forum look like it was last updated in 2001? Leave the vintage software for the Amiga guys)