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    • Day 1301: The Destiny 2 Beta, PVE

      20 hours ago

      topham DHYB

      After yesterdays exploration of my brain I felt relieved that I've exorcised some of the thoughts plaguing my mind. And then today I came to realise that I never really shared any of my thoughts on the Destiny 2 Beta that's just been on over the last week, so allow me to share.


      The beta contained 4 things. A story mission, a strike and two different PvP modes on fixed maps. I'll just say about the PVE, the story mission and the strike.


      The story mission is the introduction to the game, I see it playing out like it did now, with a well-equipped guardian facing off against the invading forces and it turning out poorly, with the guardians being stripped of their light, essentially resetting them to introduce all of the game elements. The story being told, and the familiar characteristics of the game are all that I was hoping for, and I hope that it continues in the way that it seems to be heading. I enjoyed it, I'd rather I didn't have to play it and leave it for the actual release, but it was compulsory to get into the rest of the content wrapped up in the beta. 


      The gameplay felt great, which is something that really drew me into the first game, and while there were slight problems, like not having enough grenades, my only complaint, I had a wonderful time. 


      Obviously, the beta is a closed, fixed environment, where what we were provided was controlled, so it felt as though we were a little underpowered, but that is how we will initially be experiencing the content, and overall it didn't detract from my enjoyment. This was specifically obvious in the strike, The Inverted Spire. While the start of the strike leads us through a bunch of different encounters, the most interesting part for me was the boss encounter. I know, I know, there are so many different things hidden around the world, but those are for later when I have the game, and I actually want to play it and get hooked. So the boss encounter starts and you're fighting away, and the boss has 3 marked sections on its health bar, what I found odd was the boss fight moves on to the next phase, but it's not dictated by the markers on the health bar, they're triggered by a different amount of health. 


      Anyway, the boss fight has three stages, where each stage takes place in a different 'arena' which keeps things interesting, each with its own hazard. I enjoyed this, it really kept the fight feeling like there wasn't going to be a static bullet sponge to endlessly shoot. I liked how the whole fight played out, and the whole strike felt like it was escalating.


      It altogether left a positive taste of the game with me. I can't wait for the full game, and I'm looking forward to the release exactly as much as I did before I played the beta. I don't really know what that says, other than I had a good time, it was exactly as I expected, one or two things weren't great, other things were, so it balanced out.


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


      Peace -x-

    • Day 1300: A collection of Thoughts

      1 day ago

      topham DHYB

      I got back from America a week and a half ago and I've been feeling, over the past 4 days, pretty miserable. I have some things that feel unresolved, and I want to write them down. I've written so much hidden stuff these last two weeks, I don't know what to do with it. There are some things I know I need to do that come as an action from RTX, but work is so incredibly intense and I have no motivation. The urge to lay flat on the floor and let the world pass by is massive. So, here goes, with 9 things weighing on my mind, and bear in mind when I say they're unresolved, they're still unresolved, but now they're mostly out of my head, with enough resolution for me to continue.


      Yesterday, Monday, I listened to Skindred's album Volume and Nine Inch Nails' EP Add Violence, and it reminded me that when I was younger, on the 14th July 2005 I went to see Nine Inch Nails on their final night of their European tour. I don't ever consider myself a lucky person, except on this trip. Exactly a week before, and exactly a week after, the 7th and 21st, there was a terrorist attack (7th) and a foiled planned attack, in London. That gig was surprisingly memorable, there was a lot of dedication, and there was a certain air to it. The support was a guy called Saul Williams, and it would be my first real introduction into a split bill where I started to really understand similarities in cultures between different subcultures. A music nerd is a music nerd, no matter what music they like. I think a few years later, seeing the same band, Nine Inch Nails, I was on a train back, and the fans shared the train with also returning fans of Skindred. I know so vividly it was this pair of bands because of their stark contrast, but adoration and mutual respect among the fans that made it somewhat the most memorable train ride I've had. 


      Dear Mr @burnie Burns, you gave me the most excellent opportunity to identify myself and promote myself when I met you and I flapped it hard. I get very excitable and words spewed from my mouth, where I know I should have said: "Yeah, I've used your site to write a journal every day for 1282, I think, days." I didn't, instead, I went on some strange tangent that never really resolved. While I'm not too keen on promoting myself, you lead me in better than at the time I realised, and I thank you for that and sticking with what I said, and shrugging it off as me being a disorganised mess. 


      I met some other staff at RTX, and all those interactions felt resolved, and I am satisfied. I know an action for me that came out of the Ask the CEO panel and subsequently asking Matt himself was how to send an email to him for the questions that were raised from the panel, having asked him at the Documentary panel. I met Jeremy and Ryan also and had a wonderful time chatting with them, and spoke to Jeremy about potentially working together with @grenou to smash out some banging tunes. 


      I suck at writing. More accurately, I did, now I'm not so terrible, but I don't know if I'll ever feel confident enough to the point where I'll blindly fire something off with out scrutinising all the words that I use. I responded to an email today with the wrong syntax and it's still weighing on my mind. I know I've got better at my general writing but I've had to write one or two confrontational emails, where I've needed to stick to a firm stance on something, and that's been massively my downfall. 


      What's become apparent to me is my need for peace and tranquillity, and how I don't want to upset any balance, I like to think I'm level headed. However, it's so much so that I know I'm relentlessly positive, and when I am experiencing a time like I am right now, that when I say I'm okay, it's most likely a sign that I'm not okay, that my neutrality is out of character, and that instead of indicating that I'm not good, I'm feeling sad, or stressed, that I'll say I'm okay, so that I'm not drawing attention to myself. While I know that's wrong, I don't want to cause a fuss. I know my place in the world, and suffering is part of nature, and in my world, there is not enough of letting the world take it's course, especially while there is more significant suffering in the world. I don't want to devalue anyone else's suffering, and if I'm taking that view then I should concentrate on my own and not shrug it aside. 


      While in Austin, I went to Gordoughs, with a bunch of people, saddened by the fact the downtown restaurants were closed, I had one opportunity to gorge myself, and oh boy, did I. I got myself the Big Baller with a veggie patty, which has on it Pimento Cheese, a delight that I only tried for the first time the week before, red onion, which while around a certain someone is suspiciously absent from my diet, and a decent slice or two of tomato, a fruit whose importance and deliciousness I've never really considered until this year. The whole thing was exquisite, and I savoured every bite. Then, not completely satisfied, and with my dessert belly empty, I ordered a blackout, a doughnut topped with chocolate fudge sauce, brownies, and chocolate chips. It was perfection, and I devoured the whole thing. 


      At the airport, we decided that a preflight ice cream was in order, so we headed to Amy's Ice Cream, where I ordered an ice cream they called the cookie monster, and then I modified it a little. They added to oreo ice cream, an oreo, a choc chip cookie, and cookie dough, and I insisted that they further add some peanut butter ice cream and a Reese's cup. The resulting mess of ice cream and amazingness was exactly what I was craving in the moment, and yet another case of me choosing the wrong time to inhale a silly amount of sugar before a flight. Only 4 days before did I eat 3 doughnuts for breakfast before getting on a flight.


      I like Lemonade. Yeah, I said it. The stuff we have over here, the delightful lemon flavoured carbonated beverage or the stuff you have over there, sugar and lemons and water. It's all good with me. Over here I'd rather have a sprite, but I'll get what I'm given. Over where you are, I accidentally asked for lemonade a few times too many, as I forget that it means an entirely different thing. I'll still take it, however, I'm given it though. 


      I maybe got distracted a few too many times while on my adventures looking at ingredients that go into soaps. Yeah, soaps. We visited a Lush and got given some fancy soap somewhere else. I have no idea where I'll be in the future, but I've been fascinated with soaps for the last few years, as at work we had a few products that were for hand soaps, but that business has gone away. I have retained my keen adoration of soaps, and I've certainly been putting things together in my head on how I would go about making them, and whether I'd want to make solid soaps or liquid soaps. Liquids are easier in most aspects, where as solids need heating a cooling, something I'm not particularly familiar with. Aaahhh so many thoughts, I have taken this from the page, but it's absolutely going back on to the page and further expanding as I have far too many thoughts to elongate this already gargantuan journal post. 


      Thank you for reading. Thank you for sticking with me. Thank you for being you. This has been cathartic.


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


      Peace -x-

    • Day 1299: More Minecraft, (Sky Factory) Part 7: Crop Farm

      2 days ago

      topham DHYB

      Now that I've got mobs being collected, and animals existing, I need one thing to complete my floating farm. An actual crop farm. 


      Now I needed to make some dirt, so it was back to tree production for leaves and saplings but at least now we were getting some things. I was running back and forth to the mob farm trying to gather as many bones as possible to really establish a farm as quick as possible by being able to make bonemeal to grow anything quickly. Another slow process, this time trying to gather only 72 dirt, and lay out some water channels in between rows of water. This really was an aesthetic decision rather than anything else, because I know water feeds larger areas than most people use it for. 


      So I set about laying it all out and got it easily laid down. Then I started growing corn and wheat and I tried my hand at growing sugar cane, to make books. I really wanted some potatoes and carrots as well, so I needed to hunt by sieving some dirt to find new seeds.


      I sieved a bunch of dirt, and manage to find a whole bunch of seeds that I was hunting for. Then I utilise my bonemeal and get to making seeds through replication. Once I made enough seeds I lay out all I've got and get on with other projects while waiting for everything to grow. 


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


      Peace -x-

    • Day 1298: This Past Weeks Music

      3 days ago

      topham DHYB

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      This week I only had two days to really listen to and enjoy music, I hope the week ahead will be more forgiving with my time.  



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


      Peace -x- 

    • Day 1297: Things!

      4 days ago

      topham DHYB

      I have been thinking about many things. But I've done literally nothing all day. I even got a game over in Final Fantasy X from regular enemies that I just wasn't expecting at all. 


      But I've been watching things, I managed to watch an episode of at midnight, and I'm sad that it's going to be coming to an end. It's been an excellent source of entertainment for me, and I know i'll miss it, because it's very much a show to keep up with. 


      Rachyrock and I have also started working on the new season in Diablo and we're having a good time! 


      Anyway, I don't have much to say today, have an excellent day! You're all my favourites! 


      Peace -x-

    • Day 1296: This week in mini review

      5 days ago

      topham DHYB

      This week has been rather intense. Considering I arrived back from America on Sunday afternoon, it was a full on return, with so much going on. I've tried to at least start trying to get myself into shape, 100 press ups a day is going strong, I've run a bit as well, and I was going to introduce squats in, but I'll change that to lunges probably next week. 


      Catching up with work has been difficult, and I'm not even sure where I stand with it, there's so much to do, and there's a lot of work to do for my course to get my course work done, so I know I'm going to be busy and it'll be a difficult two months.


      I've got a lot of games to chill out and play when I find the time, and that's comforting to know that when I have time, I'll be able to relax and get through them. 


      This week has felt exhausting but I don't know if that's because it was, or because I was recovering from jet lag or a combination of the two, but all I know is that I'm glad it's the weekend. 


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


      Peace -x-

    • Day 1295: FFX Grind and other things

      6 days ago

      topham DHYB

      I've been 'slowly' working through Final Fantasy X recently, and I've finally made it to the Calm Lands, and I've been very much enjoying it. Which also means that I got through the big emotional section recently, today and the last few days.


      I've also got to the point where I'm going to be starting to grind out the game, and I'm somewhat excited about it, there's so much from this point of the game forwards to do, but I don't know how long it'll take, or how much I can actually manage, I really want to try and focus on getting the celestial weapons and their powering up items as quick as possible, but the challenges for each of them are very particular, and not particularly easy. I'm also trying to get the three hidden aeons as 

      I go also, but I forgot how much of a challenge (pre-grind) getting one of them is. 


      I still thoroughly enjoy this game, and I am really looking forward to the full plunge into it, however I'm not sure when that'll have time to take place for now, I've realised I have a significant amount of work to do outside of work in relation to the course I'm studying and the work that needs doing, so I'm trying to balance all of that at the moment. 


      Anyway, this weeks podcast is out and I spoke to Adam (@Attitude13) and we had a great chat about all the games ever! It can be found here at this handy link!


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


      Peace -x-

    • Day 1294: Really embracing Roleplaying

      1 week ago

      topham DHYB

      Today I went over to my friends' house and we continued our story in D&D, where I'm playing an Aasimar, and I'm misaligned to the rest of my party.


      My character has been shifty, and kept making random trips, I bought a book on herbs and other sources of poisons, and hunted down a gnome druid, and had all of these adventures while masquerading to the rest of the party that I was doing useful things. I even picked us up a job to do. 


      I have taken very well to my character, but I'm afraid all my character quirks are taking up too much of the DMs time, but I'm there to have fun, and he likes explaining his world, as long as no one else is getting bored then it'll all be good. 


      I can't remember how much I've explained about this character, but it's probably my favourite one I've come up with to date, it's a real tragic story, and because I'm from the wrong part of the continent I'm acting as a spy, while my Kingdom is neutral to good, just opposed to the place I'm in, I could be playing good, but my character is evil, so I'm taking an even further step away from the regular roleplaying I do, and kind of running a little espionage too. It's a whole enjoyable time. 


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


      Peace -x-

    • Day 1293: A realisation of past misunderstandings

      1 week ago

      topham DHYB

      While running yesterday I saw a kid and his mum (I'm assuming) playing some badminton, and with Wimbledon having just passed it reminded me of my primary school where our summer sports lessons were tennis. I remember that our instructor was always telling us to keep a rally going, and I never really understood the point. I understand now that the point is to help improve the fundamentals of the game, much like practising scales is important for musical instruments. 


      I'd always play games like tennis in a way where I'd just try to win a game style thing, and never practice rallies, and make significant improvements. It makes me realise that I could have done with explanations of why things are being done, as sometimes I don't pick up on the obvious things in front of me, or the reasons for carrying out certain activities.


      It's strange to me that I picked up on it in music when learning, but not on sports activities. 


      Speaking of music, I picked up my guitar last night, made sure it was all tuned up, and just played for about 20 minutes. Nothing but rhythm, and it was awesome. I had a great time, I started making noises, and very quickly found myself jamming on some new ideas. I found a really decent setting on my delay pedal, and that also helped me find some creativity.


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


      Peace -x-

    • Day 1292: Back To it...

      1 week ago

      topham DHYB

      Back to work today, and back to a hectic schedule. 


      I have decided that I want to get back to some defined level of fitness, so I'm going to be going for a run, and do 100 press ups, and continue the challenge that I was doing earlier in the year so that I feel a little healthier and drive myself to get into better shape. I am thinking of adding 100 squats, and 100 sit ups also to give myself some more challenge in different areas.


      I have 11 weeks left of work for the year before the sabbatical leave, and the list of things I've got to achieve at work is a bit ludicrous, and I need to ensure things are in place for while I am away. I am very concerned that things will get forgotten and important things will be missed. 


      It's going to be a strange 11 weeks as well because I know I have to study and an assignment to do, and I will need to take trips to the local university library to get things done. 


      I've also recently built myself up quite the game library to play through, and that's exciting, I have things to play that aren't the same old games. Well... They are, they're remastered games mainly, but they're updated? I don't know, but I'll play through them all again, because I want to. The only really new one on the horizon for me is Destiny 2, and the beta for that begins tomorrow for a week. I'll likely write my impressions of it later in the week. 


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


      Peace -x-

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

      2 months ago

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

      Happy FU dayy! :D

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

      2 months ago

      Happy FU Day man!!

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      2 months ago

      congrats on being featured user! :D 

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      2 months 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

      2 months ago

      Happy FU day!

    • LCPeter

      2 months 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

      2 months 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

      2 months ago

      Happy FU day to you, man!

    • OsageOrange

      2 months ago

      Happy FU Day, Topham!

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      2 months 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

      5 months 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 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

      7 months 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

      7 months ago

      Happy Birthday! 

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      7 months ago

      Happy escape from the womb day!! 

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      7 months ago

      Happy birthday you beautiful bastard!

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      8 months ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

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      8 months ago

      Yaaaay! You're FU! Congrats! <3

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

      8 months ago

      Happy FU Day man!!!

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      8 months ago

      Woooo your an FU!!!

      Enjoy this glory  whiskey wink

    • OsageOrange

      8 months ago

      Happy Featured User Day!

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

      8 months ago

      Happy FU Day!

    • IndiaRT28

      8 months ago

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


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

      1 year 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

      1 year ago

      Happy Warm and Fuzzies!

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

      1 year 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

      1 year 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 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fishy Queen

      1 year 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

        1 year ago

        Thanks Cas!

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

      1 year 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

      1 year 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

      2 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

      2 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

        2 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

      2 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

        2 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

      2 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

        2 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

        2 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

        2 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

        2 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

        2 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

        2 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

        2 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

        2 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

        2 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

        2 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

      2 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

        2 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

        2 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

        2 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

        2 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

      2 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

        2 years ago

        It just fell out in the best way possible.

    • Killerkel

      2 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

        2 years ago

        Cheers man!

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

      2 years ago

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

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

        2 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

        2 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

      2 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

      2 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

        2 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

      2 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

        2 years ago

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

    • HarryGoodair Part Time Alcoholic

      2 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

        2 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

      2 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

        2 years ago

        Thanks man!

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

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

        2 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

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

        2 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

        2 years ago

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

    • MLong87 UTCIAD

      2 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

        2 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!!!

      2 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

        2 years ago

        No probs man, and thanks!

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

      2 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

        2 years ago

        Gracias Señorita Shelby!

    • BeepBep

      2 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

        2 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

      2 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

        2 years ago

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

    • Vicky

      2 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

        2 years ago

        Thank you!

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

      2 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

        2 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!