Evoke 2022 | August 05 – 07 | Cologne, Germany

category: parties [glöplog]
hey Hardy, this was kind of unexpected from someone who coded / contributed some seriously kick-ass prods during the past 10+ years.

sounds like you are in for a detox ! alcohol (+other drugs) deal a lot of damage to your mind+body and you may (apparently) not even realize this.

Even though we don't know each other in person, I am saying this as a friend, so consider this friendly advice.

Thanks for removing my only absolute super-hobby from my life

Parties aside, the scene is actually a pretty solitary undertaking, so your primary focus should be on _your_ well being.
added on the 2022-08-14 08:13:22 by bsp bsp
Yeah i don't think anything prevents Hardy from making prods, for compos too, remote or live (guess he is not banned from every party). Also sure he still has contacts for providing other assets (gfx, music) for productions...
added on the 2022-08-14 08:31:52 by Serpent Serpent
This is just sad.

"look what you made me do"
"you´re the reason i got so angry"

asides with

"he´s such a nice person, when hes sober"

Basic and classic alcohol addiction phrases.

hardy you should realize that the scene would have no problem with the real hardy, who hopefully is still in there somewhere.

And i dont think that anyone will slap your hand away when you reach out to apologize, when you are clean and stay clean.

Many of us have suffered from the behavior of alcoholics in the past and this is nothing new for me personally.

You should realise that noone here is your enemy - we just keep distance.
Your addiction is your enemy, but it also pretends to be your friend and wants to be used as universal apology.

You know im right...think about getting some help and rehab.
added on the 2022-08-14 10:04:01 by _docd^hjb _docd^hjb
[quote ]Your addiction is your enemy, but it also pretends to be your friend and wants to be used as universal apology.[/quote]

wise words. I've been dealing with addiction (alcohol+weed+nicotine+resulting depressions) for a long time and this is _the truth_. even if it hurts.

If you need someone to talk to we are here for you. It's never too late !
added on the 2022-08-14 10:25:41 by bsp bsp
took me a while to figure this out: you don't know how much alcohol makes you drunk, you don't know how much alcohol makes you pass out, you're cannot control this, alcohol is stronger than you are, if you think otherwise you are a fool

^ actually helped me quit (heavy) drinking
added on the 2022-08-14 11:34:50 by musk musk
Can you please stop spamming drunk bs at Pouet Hardy? And to the rest, do no not act like dramaqueens and if you want to play nanny, do it with (your) kids. Time to stop this, thats the complete wrong direction. Hardy should be welcome at every IRL event. Stay tolerant!
added on the 2022-08-14 11:36:02 by Noust Noust
Hardy should be welcome at every IRL event. Stay tolerant!

Not until he actually shows remorse and apologises. Ever heard of the paradox of intolerance? Seems like a mandatory read for everyone around here who’s still saying we should just let it slide.
added on the 2022-08-14 12:55:13 by lynn lynn
Since I seem to have messed up the link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradox_of_tolerance
added on the 2022-08-14 12:57:59 by lynn lynn
a "witch hunt" never did the "victim" any favour.

Sweeping these issues under the carpet is not the way to go, though, either.

"Worldwide, 3 million deaths every year result from harmful use of alcohol. This represents 5.3% of all deaths." source .

It's a (common) disease, and most definitely not a reason to single someone out (but reason enough to say something / encourage change).

That being said, alcohol is not (should not be) an excuse for anything.
added on the 2022-08-14 13:17:32 by bsp bsp
Stay tolerant!

-> No. Tolerance is acceptance.

And who are you anyway?
Just another coward with a fake profile - too spineless to post with your commen handle?

added on the 2022-08-14 13:30:39 by _docd^hjb _docd^hjb
Man, wasn't evoke great! It was so fun to hang out with people again and I'm still buzzed about having an actual demo!

also, really check out Bartman's awesome drone video if you have missed it!
added on the 2022-08-14 13:36:43 by okkie okkie
okkie: yeah man.
I wish i could´ve been there. instead i went to Wacken Festival.
Hope next year they dont share the same date...
added on the 2022-08-14 13:51:33 by _docd^hjb _docd^hjb
yeah, missed you man! Same tbh, would've loved to go to Assembly and see Boozedrome live! hope Wacken was good tho!
added on the 2022-08-14 13:55:37 by okkie okkie
Huh, seriously it's my first account at pouet.net. _docd and now it's pathetic?. What a friendly welcome!. I am intolerant of intolerance exactly what's happening here. Hardy talked again drunk bs without finnishing his stuff, even not IRL just online and now people decided to hand out a lifetime ban at all IRL events. Next, they explain you how to handle addiction(s). Oh and because its 2022 with gender mainstreaming it's of course forbidden to treat a woman equal to a men with same humour or jokes. No that's not ok here we go into special queen mode, ofc. It's a hidden game mode not mentioned in any manual. Ok enough, next you tell people to go vegan before they allowed to attend at any party. Nice! That is of course tolerance and acceptance. Enough for me at this point, i hope it will stop, asap! That's it.
added on the 2022-08-14 14:46:26 by Noust Noust
Where did you read about a »lifetime ban at all IRL events«?
added on the 2022-08-14 15:02:51 by gaspode gaspode
Nothing what that sock puppet posted is true, just ignore it.
added on the 2022-08-14 15:09:00 by okkie okkie

As we had a similar chase in our group, even less worse but more ( vocal ) offending. The guy was named Gandalf. A scene legend, one my of my mentors beside Delaware, Frankie and Timelord etc. and he became more and more addicted to Alcohol in TRISTAR. FINAL Reason was, that i throw him out of the Group ! Period !

He got than a 2nd Chance by us, showed even up at Evoke.....left totally drunken, harmed people and got his lifetime BAN from TRISTAR ! Period.

Hardy, I gave you few days ago the strong advice NOT to post anymore here on Pouet regarding that what happened except if you would consider to say sorry. Yes you are banned from Evoke, thats a fact, no idea if this will be forever or for a limited time. From your point of view i can understand that you are sad, angry as well as i know your story too. Your life was not easy, i know that. Things happened which were not not so fine. ( Many of us have a burden to carry ! )

Maybe there is something the scene or better spoken the people affected by your behavior wants to see that you learn and accept that something isn´t ok. So let me check what would help you and that must be said : getting help is nothing someone must be ashamed, getting help is a sign of strength and shows that you wan´t change something.

Look here - And this is meant serious from my side ! :


Their Phone Number :

02173 1020

I gave our Gandalf. ( which was sober the finest guy but drunk chaotic ) the same advice.
he simple said.."Blabla i have no problems with Alc." Well at the end... he lost his driving licence, his job, his wife, his friends.

Work on that and DONT PLAY THE VICTIM ! You have still people around you, Still parties you are welcome. Don´t continue your posts in this way we are all idiots, assholes etc. Work on yourself man. And another think has been said. People won´t not respect you because you are doing 4k fancy wonderful demos. ( You do ) it´s your behave.

It was you ! acting improper NOT us. Now move your ass, act as a man, take responsibility.

If you like, i can get informations for you from this special clinic. No Prob to phone them, ask them and forward you this informations through Coolcat. Normal it should be TRSi´s task to do that. But believe me, you need this help.

Noust: its not my job to welcome you.

Anyway...this thread is about Evoke. Lets go back to topic.
added on the 2022-08-14 15:57:17 by _docd^hjb _docd^hjb
Docd^hjb: Oh! What a gentleman, but yes... let's go back to topic.
added on the 2022-08-14 16:16:54 by Noust Noust
Thanks to the organizers for recording some seminar talks and putting them online! I was sick when Gargaj was giving his talk (which was RIGHT UP MY ALLEY) and now I can finally watch it.
added on the 2022-08-16 04:12:36 by trixter trixter
We've prepared an after party roundup page for you with all the results, releases, recordings and reports (and photos which unfortunately mess up the alliteration) - head over to https://2022.evoke.eu/party/after-party-roundup/ to look at all the things you experienced or catch up on the stuff you missed.

It was an absolute honor to have you all, and we miss you already. Until next time - July 28th to 30th at the usual place.
added on the 2022-08-16 23:41:07 by kb_ kb_
Here's another party report for the roundup page: https://youtu.be/nHGD96ga0EQ
added on the 2022-08-17 00:13:29 by trixter trixter
out of curiosity: does anyone happen to know who the friendly bunch of people are who were filming with an ST:VOY-like holo-cam contraption (bulky camera held with both hands), interviewing sceners, collecting atmo shots? and where you can watch whatever documentary or whatever came out of that?
added on the 2022-08-28 23:02:25 by losso losso
i think you're talking about Mr. Pet and his friends from the art of hardcoding
added on the 2022-08-29 11:21:23 by xxx xxx