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    • Day 1660: Adventure!

      19 hours ago

      topham DHYB

      Today I went on an adventure! I tried both of the guitars below, through a Victory V30 The Countess Mark II and a Vintage 30 loaded 2x12" speaker cabinet. The amp and cabinet themselves sound wonderful, and it's likely the pair that I will end up getting. 


      As for the guitars, well I tried the two pictured, and a JB/59 loaded Charvel San Dimas. The Purple "Phaze" Charvel was the one I wanted to try the most, it has a maple fretboard, something that was one of my first main considerations for any guitar I wanted. That was the reason that on the first trip I was so intent on trying some Telecasters, but the pickups and radius of the fretboard really didn't give me a solid feeling in the guitar. It didn't sound like something that I'd get along with. 


      So I picked up the two guitars below, the Charvel, and the Jackson Soloist. I wasn't too keen on the rosewood fretboard, because I already have two guitars with rosewood fretboards, and the idea of having a different wood on the fret board was appealing, as it imparts a slight tonal difference on the guitar. It's a minute sound difference, not one that I'm sure I can even clearly hear, but they always looked great to play. 


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      The Jackson Soloist in "Northern Lights" that I played today was interesting. It had a pair of Seymour Duncan Distortions in it, which were a little gainier that I was comfortable with, and had so much mid-top end that at points, even on a somewhat low volume, it felt out of control. It played nicely, which I'll describe on the next guitar as it's a common feature of all three guitars I played. It had a three-way switch, which was good, my current main guitar has that, rather than a 5 way blade, but in this case, it had it's limits. My current guitar also has the option to coil split, making the humbuckers work as single coil pickups, effectively giving me 6 sounds from the guitar, which is very useful when I need to switch when working through a song. For example, I prefer using a clean neck single coil for doing some light sounding picking across a few notes, but to ring chords out, I'll switch to the fuller-sounding humbucker. 


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      The Charvel Dinky, in "Purple Phaze" was great to play, it has a compound radius fretboard, meaning it's more curved at the headstock end of the guitar and flatter at the body of the guitar, this is common between both guitars, and it's a great feature. It essentially allows for more comfortable chord playing at the lower end, and more suitable access for lead work at the higher end, which is all around desirable. The pickups were a great combination, a  SD Jazz in the neck and a Full Shred in the bridge. The diversity of what sounds it could pull out was great, and even just using the amp on it's standard settings and not modifying the sounds through pedals it was sounding fantastic. The pickups could be selected through a 5 way blade, which made use of each of the pickups in multiple ways, with positions 2 and 4 giving me single coil sounds, while 1 and 5 were full on humbucking and they sounded mighty. 


      I prefer how the electronics are arranged on the Charvel, the jack is on the back of the body of the guitar, rather than on the edge, as is traditional, and it's just a neat design feature that I liked. Overall I preferred the Charvel to the Jackson on this day, and probably spent an hour playing both of the guitars back and forth, to figure out what it was that I enjoyed more about one over the other. I know now, but I realised I'm not great at retaining a sound in my head and then trying to compare the guitars to one another sequentially. 


      It's been a fun day! Have an excellent weekend! You're all my favourites! 


      Peace -x-

    • Day 1659: Thursday afternoon weekend prep

      1 day ago

      topham DHYB

      While editing my podcast for this week, I'd made the decision at the end of the recording to cut the episode in half, and I realised that there was almost a perfect division in the chat that I'd had with @McDom! It wasn't exactly half way through, but it was a decent amount of stuff covered, mainly about D&D, and it was a good chat. The more divisive stuff, well, that's conveniently going to be all together in a few weeks. You can find this weeks episode here! 


      I started thinking today about what kind of things I'd really like to talk about, and today I stumbled across something that I'm very keen to do a bit of research into as I know I've got a decent base of knowledge around it. 


      This week is over, tomorrow is a day off and trip to a music shop to try out a few guitars. I'm excited, and I'm looking forward to it, though it's another 4 and a half plus hours of driving. I do have a lot of stuff to listen to though, so all is well with the world! 


      I don't know what else to share today! Have an excellent day! You're all my favourites! 


      Peace -x-

    • Day 1658: Thinking Ideas

      2 days ago

      topham DHYB

      Today I went and played D&D with my local friends and we had a great time. While I won't divulge the session information, at the end, one of the group said he wanted to run another one shot campaign, and that he was open to ideas, and if we could think of a good aligned characters, he'll try and base it around the characters that we could think of. 


      Immediately I was thinking either a cleric or a bard. But, why not both? Then, another member of the group said he was then thinking, based on alignment, that he could be a paladin. And thus an idea was generated. Another friend suggested that she could play a warrior, then we were 3/4 of the way to a decent party. Then, the last member of the group said he wanted to play as something that would be big, tanky and wield a two handed weapon. But we already have a paladin, and that's what he always plays. 


      So we suggested that he should try and play an offensive spell caster, as that is so out of his comfort zone that we need him to try something drastically different to what he plays that it'll be good for him. I suggested that he play a warlock, easy spell casting in a sense, but difficult to justify a good leaning character. Maybe it needs a bit of work, but a wizard would likely be out of reach. 


      But we started thinking, and ideas started flowing! We all were having a good time, and gave our one shot DM some ideas to go away and think about. It's fun working in a group to try and come up with some stuff, and we certainly had a good 10 minutes throwing random ideas out. The idea that we have a sort of holy party aligned to the same god became appealing very quickly, and that we've travelled together for some time thematically makes sense. And that wasn't even that much work. 


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


      Peace -x-

    • Day 1657: Outrage!

      3 days ago

      topham DHYB

      Well, not here, but in 2 days or maybe a few weeks, I went and recorded a podcast and let my feelings flow. I spoke with a fellow community member about our feelings on the RT site, and the content in general, after flapping a bit about D&D, and all will become clearer later in the week. 


      We certainly reminisced about how the site used to work, and how we got to the places we ended up in, and then stuff about RTX that was announced. I certainly feel sorry for anyone that is going this year, and am glad that I'm not going to be making the pilgrimage. 


      I did kind of need to vent a bit, but all in all, I'm glad I got some thoughts out of my head. It was good to remind myself of how the old site used to work, but it makes me miss the activity. 


      It's been a crazy day at work. Lots of things came up, I managed to get some stuff done too. I played some guitar, it was a good time. 


      I don't know what to say. Have an excellent day! You're all my favourites! 


      Peace -x-

    • Day 1656: Music Monday!

      4 days ago

      topham DHYB

      As I was leaving work today, having forgotten my headphones and being music-less all day, I wanted to listen to something, anything, and opened up Spotify.


      I was greeted with a suggestion of what to listen to, to which I immediately agreed, and decided that was the album for me for the day. I started listening to '...and Out Come the Wolves' by Rancid, and I am glad it was recommended to me today. It's a solid album, full of tunes I recognise that I've heard plenty of times, and some songs I'm not particularly familiar with too. 


      In relation to other music things, I'm off on another adventure later in the week, to try some more guitars. I've found some more that I want to try, after my last adventure was only half successful, as I've decided what amp I want to get, actually make that maybe only one third successful, as I decided on the amp, but didn't try any different cabs. This time though, I have a more clear plan, I'm going on a week day, and I'm hoping that I'll be able to try a bunch of different guitars and really get to explore some sounds. 


      It's going to be an interesting week. I need to remember to take my headphones with me for the rest of the week as I have a bunch of desk work to do, so I want something to keep me focused and motivated. 


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


      Peace -x-

    • Day 1655: Aching

      5 days 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

      6 days 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

      1 week 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

      1 week 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?

      1 week 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-

  • 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!


       whiskey geoff jack ryan gavin michael jeremy tower

    • 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!