I just rang in 2018 on Carl's Awesome Discord with many of my ZT friends. Ringing in the New Year is a tradition we've been doing for many years, but all the previous years, we did on Xat. This year was the first time we did it on the Discord server.
The fact that The Zimmer Twins exists in 2018, both the website and the community, is a breath of fresh air. Even though ZT is a product of the internet, even the last 13 years on ZT have gone through immense technological evolution. When ZT started, the desktop was the main type of computer used - now it's the laptop. ZT also came out before the invention of the iPhone - but after the iPhone was invented, for a while, you could buy ZT games on the App Store!
In the olden days, the main external…
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The holiday season is a beautiful time of year. The spirit of gift giving in the air, time off school and the potential for snow. But the best time of the holiday season is the very end - the last week of December.
It finally feels like 2017 is over. But it's not 2018 yet. In a way, it feels like being stuck in an interannual limbo - like you're waiting for the new year to start. It's also a festive time in the ZT Community, with increased activity on the site and on the Wikia, interesting holiday-themed movies and users getting together to celebrate the New Year. This is also a time of many childhood memories, including ZT-related ones.
Around Christmastime, I got the opportunity to enjoy a four-day marathon of all 180 Seinfeld episodes on …
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This year, the Zimmer Twins website and community turned 12 years old, as I turned 18. ZT’s 12th anniversary was a big meh for some. Not for me – this year is also my 10th anniversary in the ZT Community. Among many things, this year is also the year I became a legal adult and started university. If anything, this year has been a coming of age – both for me and the ZT Community.
The new ZT is nothing like the old one – the older users had their time, left, and allowed the new, younger users to take over. As with the older generations, the new ZT users have had their challenges – fights over spam, must-sees and all kinds of frivolous nonsense. Despite the occasional quarreling and sporadic immaturity, there is plenty of fresh talent on ZT. Altho…Read more >
If you live in North America, you know what’s coming this Monday – the Great North American Solar Eclipse of 2017. This is a pretty big deal; a solar eclipse is quite a rare experience, but to be frank, it’s actually not that rare; there was a solar eclipse visible in North America was on May 20, 2012 and another one is set to take place on April 8, 2024.
However, this year’s eclipse is different from the previous one in 2012. First of all, the 2012 was only visible in some parts of North America, and even in some places where it was visible, it was mostly a partial eclipse and was covered by clouds anyway. I was in Vancouver at the time of the 2012 eclipse, which is a cloudy maritime town on Canada’s West Coast. Was I able to enjoy the ecl…Read more >
As many of you know, this year Canada turned 150 years old. My family decided it was time to go explore our country’s natural beauty. So, we decided to spend some time in Western Canada, in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and the Canadian wilderness. We just got back a week ago.
Our first destination was a town called Banff, Alberta. We had to fly from Toronto to Calgary, and then rent a car to drive to Banff (an hour to the west of Calgary). Banff is the main place in Banff National Park, a huge area full of mountains, forests and ecosystems. One site we visited was Lake Louise, which is a lake located right next to a mountain. The mountain also had a 3.4-kilometre hiking trail which was long and tiring, but rewarding once you get to the top…Read more >