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    • Day 1655: Aching

      16 hours ago

      topham DHYB

      Today I am aching a lot. Yesterdays run was good, but today I am feeling the effects. My leg, where I bashed it in to a barrel, is appropriately damaged, and isn't strictly painful to walk on, but tomorrows gym session should be a trying time. 


      I also go bitten by a bunch of mosquitoes, and am itchy as a result of that.


      However I am feeling good. I've been relaxing all day, and have just done housework stuff, played guitar, and watched wrestling. Rachael and I started watching Glow, and I'm enjoying it so far, but we are only 2 episodes in. 


      This week ahead should be alright, I have things I want to achieve, and I'm making decent progress on the Light Fantastic, and I've been making changes and working on my distortion/overdrive circuit to try and get it to a sound I like. 


      Have an excellent day! You're all my favourites! 


      Peace -x-

    • Day 1654: Another Goal for the year accomplished

      1 day ago

      topham DHYB

      I am sore, and sleepy, but I've had a great day! I ran a 12km run with 2 of the guys from TKD and there was mud and water and swimmies, and trees, and fire and tyres and it was a whole adventure. I slipped on a barrel and bruised my shin, and from the general plant life around got a bit cut up on my arms and legs. But it was a fun good run and we all made it through without falling apart! 


      I had my reward food, which was a tub of Ben and Jerrys Peanut Butter Cup, and it was everything I wanted. I ate sensibly for my meal though, so I don't feel bad about it, as I'd essentially skipped lunch as I was running through it.


      As I was running with the others my pace wasn't competitive, but we definitely were one of the faster groups going around. I kept the pace for the group, and tried to make sure it was manageable. There were a few sections where we were waiting for people to clear obstacles which gave us a breather, but all in all it took us longer than I was anticipating. 


      I've had a good day, but I'm already in the zone for relaxing and nothingness now. I might pick up the guitar for a bit, and read some more. Woo! Have an excellent day! You're all my favourites! 


      Peace -x-

    • Day 1653: Practising the shred

      2 days ago

      topham DHYB

      Today I reached the limit of my playing guitar for practice, and ended up feeling good about what I'd achieved, but moving on to a new exercise and not being able to progress past 70 bpm was what this whole adventure was about. But I did take the other exercises up to about 100 bpm and leave it there. I knew I wasn't going to be able to eek out any more from me on this day, but still, a consistent and accurate 6+2/3 notes per second isn't that bad. 


      This week has been alright, I've made a load of progress all over the place, I even got out my electronics stuff, and put together a distortion circuit yesterday, and connected wires to my potentiometers on the first go, so my soldering skills have improved. Level up I guess! Woo! 


      I booked a day off next week to go on another adventure to try out some guitars, and that plan is going alright, I've picked out a few that I definitely want to try, and there's a nice Les Paul I'd like to try. I have picked 4 that I want to try, and then there's one that I don't know if I'd want to try or not, but it's the cost of the 4 that I like the look of combined, and I don't know if I trust myself holding a guitar that expensive. I don't trust that if I hold it and give it a little play I won't either damage it, or be like 'I must have this guitar'. It does look good though. We'll see how that pans out. 


      Tomorrow is the 12km run, I feel ready, I just need to get a good nights sleep, and I feel like I'm on my way to that now as well. All in all feeling quite relaxed. Have an excellent day! You're all my favourites! 


      Peace -x-

    • Day 1652: Strange Times

      3 days ago

      topham DHYB

      I'm over games for the time being. I have projects I want to work on, I have things I want to learn, I have books I want to read and without games, I'm finding time to do it. That doesn't mean I don't want to play, but right now, I'm not really interested. 


      I know I'm capable of going flat out on things if I want to, but I'm also aware that I'm not trying as hard as I can at work, so that might be leading to me just coasting at the moment, having made some decisions, that in the next few weeks will come to fruition. 


      I'm sitting in the near dark at the moment, not finding words coming to me that easily to write, but that's okay. I spent some time working on my effects pedal idea, not the project I was working on, and wired some stuff up, one or two of the connections are wonky, so it's currently very temperamental as to whether I get any sound. I need to kind of isolate where is good, and where the issue is arising. 


      It's strange to not feel like I have to play games when I get in, It feels odd, but I have no desire. There's no new games I'm really interested in, and the only games I'm interested in, I've already played to death. Sure, I haven't completed them, some of them don't have defined ends, but I've got the experience out of them that I was looking for. 


      All that being said, I'm happy with how things are at the moment. I'm glad I'm having this gaming malaise, and I'm looking forward to seeing what fun stuff I come up with. Have an excellent day! You're all my favourites! 


      Peace -x-

    • Day 1651: Project progress?

      4 days ago

      topham DHYB

      Today I spent a bunch of time playing guitar, then, I realised I should check the post, and there were some things delivered. Some of the switches that I ordered arrived and I decided it was a good idea to start working on my project. I busted out the multimeter and set to work figuring out how the switches worked, and how I'd wire the thing up. 


      Then I realised I should try and fit it all in the pedal enclosure that I got. As it turns out, it's going to be a mega tight fit. I'm trying to fit 5 rather bulky things into a small enclosure, but it seems like it's super doable, I just need to be smart about it all. I feel like I've made no outright progress on the whole thing, as I wasn't able to drill holes today, but I definitely will try and get them done soon, like when I can find a drill bit that's suitable. I also need to find my safety glasses so that I don't get any metal filings in my eyes. Safety first guys. It's literally my job at the moment. 


      As for anything else, I started playing slower on guitar and started feeling like I was making progress. I'm working on co-ordination and strict alternate picking. I also spent some time just jamming and writing music, and putting pieces together, and I'm feeling better about a lot of what I'm playing, but still the speed isn't anywhere near where I want it to be. It's going to be a long road. 


      Anyway, have an excellent day! You're all my favourites! 


      Peace -x-

    • Day 1650: Revelatory, certainly a real word

      5 days ago

      topham DHYB

      Today was interesting. I'm working on a project at work which means I need to speak to a whole bunch of other employees that I don't typically interact with, and get to know what they are comfortable with. It's been particularly revelatory. 


      The weather has calmed down in the evenings now it feels like, and I'm glad for that. I think I will be able to sleep well finally. 


      I went to the gym today, and yesterday too for that matter, and I feel like I'm prepared for the run at the weekend, I just need to train on Thursday and Friday and I'll be ready. I have a celebratory tub of ice cream waiting, and I'm looking forward to running with my TKD pals. 


      I can't find any motivation to turn on any consoles at the moment. I guess that's a good thing? I'm not convinced, but it does mean I'm working on other things. There's also no videos I'm really interested in watching, so I am finding myself playing more guitar, and trying to learn more things. It's a strange time, I feel demotivated about so many things, but I'm really focused on only a few things, but I want to devote all my time to those things. I can't recall having a period of time like this before, and it's strange.


      Oh well, have an excellent day! You're all my favourites! 


      Peace -x- 

    • Day 1649: Music Monday!

      6 days ago

      topham DHYB

      This week I started practising guitar with a determined attitude to improve my co-ordination between my picking hand and fret hand. I can play fast independently, I can tremolo pick, and I can play some somewhat speedy legato, but I can't play them together and get that high speed shredding going on. 


      So I pulled out a book I used to do some basic slow practices from, and started working on it. I am not coordinated to the degree I thought I was. 15 minutes of practice and I was fed up, my picking was terrible, and I wasn't hitting all the notes. Playing 16th notes at 80bpm shouldn't be that challenging, alas I was struggling. 


      The book I'm working from is something I've seen a bunch of guitarists reference, it's called Speed Mechanics for Lead Guitar, and it's kind of one of those staples that everyone I know that plays over here that I met has a copy of. It's written in a really intense way. Start off slow, meaning 70-90bpm, which 16th notes at 80bpm is still 320 notes per minute, and hitting every one right is a challenge right now. Proper practicing pace he recommends is 120bpm, which is a fair pace, and on things I've strictly practiced, and rhythm I know I can hit 16ths, but again my coordination lets me down. He then recommends working towards 160bpm as the target for all the exercises. 


      All in all, I'm not de-motivated, I'm encouraged. I will pick up the guitar, and work on a specific exercise, I will get faster and more coordinated, and I'll just generally get better at the guitar as I invest more time in it. I just tried out my speed, it's okay in general, for rhythm, my 16th note at 120bpm is fairly accurate, I'm sure I could probably eek it out a little higher, and I can play chromatic exercises at 120bpm, but that's nothing melodic. 


      All in all, I'm in for a guitar based adventure. I'm looking forward to it. Have an excellent day! You're all my favourites! 


      Peace -x-

    • Day 1648: Sunday Round up

      1 week ago

      topham DHYB

      Today I haven't had much motivation. I watched some pro wrestling, and played some guitar. I am due to go and play some Dungeons and Dragons momentarily, and I'm looking forward to that, but all in all it's been a relatively low key day. 


      I went for a run this morning, pretty much immediately after waking up, and completed a 12.7km run, in preparation for next weekend's 12km run. I'm feeling good, like I am up for the challenge and I'm looking forward to getting more training throughout the week done. 


      This weekend has been relaxing, I am glad I managed to get my amp fixed, it's nice hearing everything loud again, rather than just through headphones. I'm also relieved that I'm deciding that things need to go away, and that I don't have to keep everything. I need to get rid of a lot of things, and that's starting to dawn on me. I don't want to get rid of my amp until I have to, but I know that'll be one of the things that will likely take a while to sell, alongside my guitar. 


      I am off on an adventure. Have an excellent day! You're all my favourites! 


      Peace -x-

    • Day 1647: Amped up

      1 week ago

      topham DHYB

      Today I got a hair cut and shaved so I am significantly less hairy than I started the day. I also got my fruit sherberts which I was rudely denied last weekend. 


      All in all, it was a decent day. I also had a look around while I was in town then bought a few things here and there. 


      But that's not what was the major part of the day. What happened that I felt was really important was that my tubes arrived for my amp. I got them, opened them up, and set about trying to install them into my amplifier. 


      Well, I first had to figure out what orientation they needed to be installed in, luckily there was a guide notch on them, so it's hard to put them in the wrong way, so I used that to correctly orient them, and in the went. Then, I detached the amplifier from the cabinet and and crudely sat it atop the box with a few extra wooden struts I'd pulled out. I connected up the speaker, then put some rubber gloves on, and connected the power and a guitar.

       

      I powered on the amplifier, and unfurled the multimeter. I set the multimeter up across the point that I had spotted earlier in the week, that was noted on the instructions, and got a reading. I was looking for 11.5v, but saw that it was at about 11.2 after it seemed to have finished warming up. I located the bias potentiometer, and gave it a little turn, and found a reading of 11.7v, a little too high, based on what I'd read, so I had another little adjust. Spot on, 11.5v. I was happy with that, so I turned the amp off. Disconnected the multimeter, turned that off, disconnected the power, then the speaker, then reattached the amplifier to the cabinet, then the speaker to the amplifier and the power to the amplifier. 


      I turned it all back on, connected up my guitar, and there was noise. Not extra noise. The noise that was supposed to be there. The noises I've been waiting to hear. I played for a couple of minutes to make sure that the problem (extra noise) was banished, and so far, the problem has not resurfaced, and I played for couple of hours, I've definitely had the amp on for about 5 hours. 


      All in all, I feel like I've learned something, and now I have a working amplifier again. And oh does it sound good. I don't know if it sounded this good before, but I definitely like what I'm hearing now. 


      Have an excellent day! You're all my favourites! 


      Peace -x-

    • Day 1646: Definitely Friday

      1 week ago

      topham DHYB

      I started reading The Light Fantastic earlier in the week, and I have enjoyed what I read so far, but I knew I would. I'm hoping I read this one faster. I've started making decisions about stuff, which is exciting, but it all hinges on my apartment stuff actually getting moving, which is painfully slow at the moment. 


      This week has been somewhat focused, and I'm happy with the amount I achieved at work, and at home in general. I did some soldering, my cases have arrived for my first pedal project, now I'm just waiting on 2 switches and everything will be ready to go. 


      I also need to find the 5 albums that are not on spotify that are on the list I'm working through, then I'll be done with the list. I listened to my favourite album on the list last which was Surgical Steel by Carcass, but I have a few amendments and substitutions I'd make, but it's been a worthwhile exercise. 


      This week kind of flew by actually, kind of taken away with the fact it's Friday already. Oh well, have an excellent weekend! You're all my favourites! 


      Peace -x-

  • Comments (363)

    • Lamkia

      1 year ago

      (I just almost wrote happy birthday, wtf is wrong with me, exams kill the Lamkia)

      Happy FU dayy! :D

    • Nabohs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold We Want The Funk

      1 year ago

      Happy FU Day man!!

    • Vaderundead91 I'm Back :)

      1 year ago

      congrats on being featured user! :D 

    • ninjacake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Senzu Bean!!!

      1 year ago

      So great to see you as the featured user!

    • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian Emeritus

      1 year ago

      Happy FU day!

    • LCPeter

      1 year ago

      Hey dude happy FU!

    • Tudor FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTUK Fireteam

      1 year ago

      Happy FU day!!

    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      1 year ago

      Happy FU day to you, man!

    • OsageOrange

      1 year ago

      Happy FU Day, Topham!

    • LadyOddDuck

      1 year ago

      Happy FU Day!

    • rachyrock FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Goddess of Noms

      1 year ago

      Happy Warm Fuzzies day, Top  heart

      Short of what I've already told you, you're my favorite, and the greatest. That is all.

    • Lamkia

      1 year ago

      Haaaapppppy birthday!

      Hope you had a lovely day~

    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      1 year ago

      Happy Birthday! 

    • Ooaul Keeper of the .Gifs

      1 year ago

      Happy escape from the womb day!! 

    • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian Emeritus

      1 year ago

      Happy birthday you beautiful bastard!

    • Count3D FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

      1 year ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

    • ailsarocks Community Stylist

      1 year ago

      Yaaaay! You're FU! Congrats! <3

    • Nabohs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold We Want The Funk

      1 year ago

      Happy FU Day man!!!

    • HybridSquirrels FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Keeper of Nuts!

      1 year ago

      Woooo your an FU!!!

      Enjoy this glory  whiskey wink

    • OsageOrange

      1 year ago

      Happy Featured User Day!

    • LadyOddDuck

      1 year ago

      Happy FU Day!

    • indiart28 RTX 2017 Guardian

      1 year ago

      Congratulations for unlocking the Achievement: "Featured User!" Enjoy your 100 gamerscores!


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    • Audrey

      2 years ago

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    • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian Emeritus

      2 years ago

      Happy Warm and Fuzzies!

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    • Fly Keeper of Blades

      2 years ago

      HEY DUDE! HAPPY WARM FUZZIES! I wanted you to know that you're a huge inspiration to me... All of the podcasts you do are fantastic! Not to mention your daily update journals!!! How do you have time for anything!?


      Anyway... Just know that the community loves you and everything you do!!!

    • rachyrock FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Goddess of Noms

      2 years ago

      Psst...


      Hey, you.


      Yeah, you with the face.


      Happy warm fuzzies day! You're a wonderful person, and I'm glad I get to call you my person. Life is better with you around, I don't know how I wound up so lucky :)


      You're the greatest! =]

    • Caszie Fishy Queen

      2 years ago

      Happy Valentine's day!!! I hope you have a wonderfully lovey dovey day! <3


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      • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

        2 years ago

        Thanks Cas!

    • Audrey

      2 years ago

      Okay. Random question. You're one of my British-type friends. Do you guys spell "mold" with a "u?" Like, "mould?" I can't tell if that's a typo I came across or a legit culture difference thing.

    • DrHairz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Professional Human

      2 years ago

      Thanks for the add friend!

    • ThatDan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      When your favourite song comes on...
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    • BobaFettsMom FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Ive noticed on here your one of the more active guys from the UK? Been a fan for like 7 years, but only really now got involved in the community. Basically Im looking at going RTX next year, so make some friends now, so I have got people to go with next year.

      • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

        3 years ago

        Ah cool! Where abouts in the UK are you?

        Have a look in the forums for the UK fans threads, I can't remember the exact names, I think one of them is 'Who's from the UK?' and there's 'English RT Fans Unite' as well, though the English fans thread has loads of in jokes and can be quite offensive. This weekend RvB Scotland are doing their thing and streaming a bunch of activities, and they've got a game day in Glasgow, while there is a RT: UK meet up in London. Next weekend is London MCM where there will be a bunch of fans going, and a whole load of shenanigans going on.

        The community is pretty wonderful, I can't remember all the people right now who I should point you in the direction of, there are some people on the community hunter channel, Hightower, iSayWhat and The_Hybrid that are all busy on there, making videos and are a right laugh. Then there's Boomer who runs RT: UK which is on in September this year, and that'll be a riot, and there's a summer meet up too! Loads of things going on around the place too.

        Anyway, there's more than I can cover in the short time I have on lunch, but if you have any questions let me know, and for anything else, just jump in and have fun =)

    • Toptoast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of the Breakfast

      3 years ago

      Hey, you are and look awesome!

      • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

        3 years ago

        Thank you!

    • EliteIzzy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sass Master

      3 years ago

      Are you making your way to Hemel hempstead for the laser tag meet on the 20th?

      • EliteIzzy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sass Master

        3 years ago

        Ohhhhh i see smiley8.gif

      • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

        3 years ago

        I liked talking to her the few times we've spoken. And now I'm going to bed. Though I'll still have snapchat nearby...

      • EliteIzzy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sass Master

        3 years ago

        OOOOOooooooooooo intriguing. Do you like her?

      • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

        3 years ago

        Good. We'll keep it that way.

      • EliteIzzy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sass Master

        3 years ago

        Katie and David sitting in a tree....

        I still have no idea who katie is

      • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

        3 years ago

        I'm going to museums in London with her.

      • EliteIzzy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sass Master

        3 years ago

        Wait what? Are you not spending the day with katie? Who is katie?

      • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

        3 years ago

        But I want to spend the day with Katie... Like, so much...

      • EliteIzzy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sass Master

        3 years ago

        Oh yeah 30th, dates pass by me sometimes. Welp i'll make sure to have all the fun without you.

        YOU'RE GOING TO MUSEUMS IN LONDON WITHOUT ME D:

      • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

        3 years ago

        On the 30th? No. I have work, and it's impossible to get time off at the moment because a load of stuff is going down. I was lucky enough to get one day off to go to a concert with my dad. I think I'm going to London on the 28th though to visit museums with someone.

    • JTNipp Mr. Trombone

      3 years ago

      You go to Download every year? I'd love to go even once but making the trip to England is way out of any budget I could imagine right now. What's your favorite band?

      • JTNipp Mr. Trombone

        3 years ago

        Dude, Adam Lambert killed it. Great freaking rock show with some great tributes to Freddie thrown in along the way. They were in Dallas the week after last year's RTX. Their the reason I only spent 4 days in Austin instead of 8. I wasn't going to miss Queen when they were so close to my hometown (I live 2 hours drive from Dallas, 4 hours from Austin) in what may very well be their final tour. I took some of my spending money from my RTX fund and bought a ticket. I just had to.

      • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

        3 years ago

        Yeah man, it's one of those things. I can say in the moment that it's probably Diablo Swing Orchestra, but I could easily have written Marmozets, Pvris, Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus, Agalloch, Gorguts or Soilwork among many others. How were Queen? My parents saw them a few weeks ago with Adam Lambert and said it was an incredible show.

      • JTNipp Mr. Trombone

        3 years ago

        for years and years its been Queen. I did get to see them in Dallas, TX last year so I'm happy about that. As far as the more Metal side of things, I don't really have a specific favorite. Just whichever one I'm in the mood for. Like you, I have some appreciation for most types of music.

      • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

        3 years ago

        Hey man! I'm actually not going this year, it's out of my budget with the trip to RTX coming up, but my favourite band right now is probably Diablo Swing Orchestra. How about yours?

    • shumble91 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Scientists of RT

      3 years ago

      Where'd your hair go? Rocking it man!

      • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

        3 years ago

        It just fell out in the best way possible.

    • Killerkel

      3 years ago

      Loving the new hair :D

      • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

        3 years ago

        Cheers man!

    • Audrey

      3 years ago

      So I got mail from the UK today and TJ's first question was "Is it from Topham?" smiley0.gif

      • Audrey

        3 years ago

        Yeah. He just assumes UK = Topham at this point. Haha.

      • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

        3 years ago

        Nice! But alas, I have not sent you anything recently.

    • namida FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Dude, I meant to do this ages ago but I am a moron! Thank you so much for the christmas card. When I finally got to Cambridge and it was waiting there I immediately smiled and then smiled more when I read it!! :D. Seriously thank you so much it was awesome.

      Again sorry for saying this so late but I haven''t really been on the site that much recently!! Hope to talk more because you are seriously awesome!

    • MissJiinx

      3 years ago

      Topham!! You are such an awesome human being! You're positive and and definitely one of the nicest people I have ever met! I've enjoyed the times that we've hung out & definitely think we should do it more often! Thank you for being an awesome smiley12.gif

      • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

        3 years ago

        Thank you!

    • EllDunc FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Nakey Sheep

      3 years ago

      TOPHAM!!!

      Hi smiley1.gif
      Thank you for putting up with me and my stupidity! Also, thank you for laughing at me and pointing out my stupidity smiley8.gif
      No but seriously, thanks for being a friend and offering to be my travel buddy because I probably wouldn't be going to RTX if you hadn't! Also, thanks for letting me be a guest on your chats, even if I am a shitty guest because I don't do my research and try to kill you with my cat smiley1.gif

      Most of all; thanks for being you smiley12.gif

      • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

        3 years ago

        No probs! I can't wait to see what the future holds!

    • HarryGoodair Part Time Alcoholic

      3 years ago

      Topham. you're super cool, and a lot of fun to talk to. You work very hard in the community, and you play guitar. Which is kick ass. smiley12.gif

      • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

        3 years ago

        Thanks man!

    • Gody117 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Nick

      3 years ago

      #WarmFuzzies
      You are so cool.
      We haven't really interacted much, I hope I get the chance to know you better soon!
      Happy V-day smiley12.gif

      • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

        3 years ago

        Thanks man!

    • Fly Keeper of Blades

      3 years ago

      Hey dude... On behalf of Warm Fuzzies I would like to wish you a Happy Fallen-Tine's Day!
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      ... Wait...

      No, but seriously. You're an awesome dude... an inspiration even. I watch every Topham Chat. You and I might be the lonely few who are still playing Destiny! and I thought you might appreciate that... Happy Valentine's Day!

      • Fly Keeper of Blades

        3 years ago

        Nah. You'll come back. They always come back...

      • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

        3 years ago

        There should be in a comma in there that makes it seem like I'm looking forward to both. Maybe I'll never return to the thread due to that error.

      • Fly Keeper of Blades

        3 years ago

        I also look forward to the occasional serious ones smiley0.gif

      • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

        3 years ago

        Thank you! I look forward to our, not always serious future conversations in the OCC.

    • MLong87

      3 years ago

      Hey dude, hope you're having a Top day. It's great reading your journals each day, you always seem really enthusiastic about everything you do and I hope we can meet one day at an RTUK event and have banter over a pint.

      Have an awesome evening, and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
      M

      • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

        3 years ago

        Thank you!

    • ninjacake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Senzu Bean!!!

      3 years ago

      David,
      I am forever grateful to you for helping a brother out and I hope what I was able to do in return was at least sufficient. You are a genuinely good dude, and that vibe is hard to get online a lot of times. I do drop in your RT conversation videos from time to time and I think you are doing a great thing with those! Much respect, brotha!
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      • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

        3 years ago

        No probs man, and thanks!

    • ShelbyG Stormborn

      3 years ago

      Señor Topham!
      Thanks for always being a cornerstone of this community, it's hard to think of the RT site without thinking of you and your daily posts and videos. You never cease to make me smile when we do get to play gaimez and hang out and I feel privileged to have been able to meet you in person not so long ago. I've always enjoyed our conversations; never change and stay amazing ^_^
      Love, Shelby smiley12.gif

      • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

        3 years ago

        Gracias Señorita Shelby!

    • BeepBep

      3 years ago

      Are you feeling warm? Are you feeling fuzzy? Well get ready to! (And then go see a doctor because those things aren't normal D:)

      TOP! TOP HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!! The first time we ever played together, I said to someone later, "Top reminds me of candy," And you do! You're so jolly and happy and sweet - you're candy, Top! Metaphorically of course - or....or literally?? (...I've got to stop telling bad jokes!)

      But for reals - you're actually one of the nicest people I know and your kindness knows no limits. Everything you do, you attack with this positive attitude that, frankly, inspires me to do the same. :] Keep being wonderful, Top, and know that every time I see your post or see your name in Mumble, it puts a huge grin on my face! You're fantastic!

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      • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

        3 years ago

        I'll let you in on a secret. Bad jokes are the best.

        Thanks!

    • Armor3dXombi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Munchies

      3 years ago

      Hey man thanks for kind words. I've always enjoyed talking to you and seeing the things you say and, at times, argue about in chat. You have great passion for the things you do and I wish I had that.

      Although I don't really say much during RT Radio, I like seeing everyone's interactions and contributing the small bits that I do. Thank you for being there, like everyone on the site, for listening to what I gotta say and when I need to vent.

      You are an exceptional person and, like you, can't wait to meet in person. Hope you are having a lovely day. smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley0.gif

      • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

        3 years ago

        Thank you! And yeah, totally can't wait to meet you.

    • Vicky

      3 years ago

      You're the nicest most generous person I know and we need to meet one day! Have a lovely Valentines day! smiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

      • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

        3 years ago

        Thank you!

    • Audrey

      3 years ago

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      You have such a kind heart. I love hearing your thoughts on things and all about the cool things you do with the being a scientist thing and the music stuff and all of it. You are also an outstanding member of our Spread the Love admin staff. When you send me Christmas cards and such, they never fail to make me smile. I cannot express how damn excited I am to meet you at RTX this year, man.
      Spread the love with Warm Fuzzies of your own today!

      • topham FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DHYB

        3 years ago

        Thank you! <3

  • Questions answered by topham

    Hey!


    Unfortunately I am not the best at drawing, and arting in that fashion. There are plenty of people around here who are great at that kind of thing! People like Raf, OneBlueWolf, Lambency, Scheree, SailorGirl81, Myshu, Gaelfox, NaomiC and a few others are around here, I'd also recommend exploring the scary world of tumblr where there are quite a significant concentration of other community artists.


    Have an excellent day!