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

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    • Day 1175: When in Rome, Roam as the Romans Roam

      17 hours ago

      topham DHYB

      I'll probably write more Sky Factory stuff tomorrow as I've had a day of progression, and I've achieved some things. I needed to be super brave and it paid off. 


      I played D&D this evening, we had a lot of fun, my character is being a lot of fun to play, and while casting a spell I've wasted 4 whole turns on concentrating on it so I don't invoke attacks from anything so I can get this spell off. I'll probably write that up next week, as we were mid-combat where I've done nothing. 


      I had a thought on Monday I think it was about wanting to see Jessica Nigri turn up and be on Always Open, I shared that thought with Rachael, and this week it just happens to have occurred and I had no idea that's what would be happening. It was a strange coincidence, though this week has been full of them. 


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


      Peace -x-

    • Day 1173: Brains are weird

      2 days ago

      topham DHYB

      I'm not sure where my mind is today. I'm feeling better than I have, but I don't know what I'm doing. I've got a list of jobs to get completed, and I need to confirm that I'm entering an examination in June at some point, though that'll likely be next week. 


      I'm having a struggle justifying to myself continuing to work and keeping motivation high. I've got work to do, but I'm getting pulled in so many directions that it's hard to keep on track. 


      I'm taking this evening to catch up with things, clean my apartment and give it a good tidy and organise, hopefully, I'll find some things that can be disposed of because I feel like I've got too many things. 


      It's going to be a revolutionary day, I might write more later, I've got ideas for music and I need to put them down. I've got unorganised thoughts running through my head, and I need to clear them out and maybe expand on each of them. It's going to be an interesting day.


      Soon I hope to have some exciting news to share, but for now, there's not much to say that's coherent and useful to me. 


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


      Peace -x-

    • Day 1172: some relaxing time

      3 days ago

      topham DHYB

      I have been ill all weekend, but I'm finally feeling nearly better. Certainly well enough to work and get stuff done. 


      Today Rachyrock and I watched Tangled and played Minecraft, we got the final non-battle mode achievement for flying with an Elytra, and it all went well. There were no deaths, and we got it done, and everything was awesome. We've been spending a lot of time fishing hoping to find enchanted books with mending on them, so far we've found 2, as well as finding fishing rods with the enchantment on them which will now never break. 


      For as much as it's sucked that I've been ill, I'm glad its out the way and hopefully won't loop back around any time soon. It also means that tomorrow I'll have so much exercise to catch up on, or I'll pad it out through the week. 


      It's going to be a good week ahead. Or it isn't. Who knows, but I can hope. 


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


      Peace -x-

    • Day 1171: Ocean Machine

      4 days ago

      topham DHYB

      Last night I saw Devin Townsend perform his Ocean Machine album in its entirety. It was an experience, as he's never played the whole thing before, and it was a very personal album to him. 


      Support came from Leprous who were fantastic, and Tesseract who were as on point as ever. Tesseract did their typical thing of playing from Part 4 of concealing fate through to the end, and one of the whole sections from the Altered State album. It's cool to see Dan back with them, as much as I liked Ash(e?) as their singer. 


      The album Devin Townsend performed is one I've heard a few tracks from. My dad and I saw him perform a track called The Death of Music 2 years ago, and he played it again and it was even better. Overall the show was great, and we had a fantastic time. The album is heavy, but not the entire way through and there's a whole bunch of different ways his musical ideas push through which is very enjoyable. 


      Anyway, it was a fantastic gig and I'm so glad I went along to it. 


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


      Peace -x-

    • Day 1170: 7,000 press ups

      5 days ago

      topham DHYB

      Yes. I have achieved the thinkable and managed to complete 7,000 press ups in 70 days. Or, I will have by the end of the day. I'm at a gig seeing Leprous, Tesseract and Devin Townsend and today I've only done 40 press ups. Well it's not the end of the world. 


      The gig has been great so far, I'll write about it tomorrow, but I've been celebrating with my dad and we had an awesome meal before the gig and are having a great time.


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


      Peace -x-

    • Day 1169: a wild long weekend approaches

      6 days ago

      topham DHYB

      I, for one, am glad that I've got a 3 day weekend ahead. The lack of posting about the real world has been intentional, as I'm finding myself more and more overwhelmed with a lot of things. 


      I recorded a podcast this week with Russel, and we talked about music, the nintendo switch and video games stories and lore. It was an interesting and fun time. It can be found here at this handy link.


      Aside from that I'm going to find time to just relax and chill out. I need to get better at doing nothing. I find that tough. 


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


      Peace -x-

    • Day 1168: Destiny - Raids and Experimenting and playing with my 'clan'

      1 week ago

      topham DHYB

      We all know I like Destiny. Last night kind of exemplified why to me. 


      I signed up as part of my group to play the Vault of Glass raid to re-acquaint ourselves with how the raid plays out, and help get some of the newer people in the group experience. We tried some things, we stopped the templar from teleporting and went to the secret chest, and all round had a good time. I used it as practice, and a time for experimenting with a loadout I thought would be strong.


      I was correct. I used the Wrath of the Machine fusion rifle, Ether Nova~ and wore Voidfang Vestments chest piece, and specced for axion bolt grenades that'll recover my health upon kills with them as well as give rapid recovery to health and melee charges. The fusion rifle helps by recovering grenade and melee energy at an increased rate on unassisted kills also. This, in turn, lead to me being able to nearly always have a grenade available and to be confident when surrounded that I could handle myself. 


      So we went through the vault of glass, and I was confident with how things were going that I decided to take the relic on the left/on mars solo. It paid off, I got it sorted and the other relic holder did the same on the other side. The rest of the group kind of missed that phase entirely, the two of us even defended the centre conflux right before the Atheon fight with no assistance. 


      Everyone was in good spirits and the boss went down. The whole group worked well together, there was a new person to the group and I think we showed how our clan works. I then suggested that as we did everything in a timely manner that we could give Crota a try.


      So we did. I used the same philosophy with my gear, and tried using the grenade fusion rifle combo until I ran out of ammo, which was surprisingly far and had a great time. The abyss was dark, but our light shone through, and no guardian was left behind. Except from the very end. Where a blade dancer thought he could shadestep and ended up falling to his death. 


      We then made it to the cheese bridge, but we called out to the stream to help us decide whether we should cheese the bridge or do it legit, and we got the call to do it legit, which is what I was pushing for. We were well organised, until the last person needed to cross the bridge, when something went wrong which caused a wipe. No worries, let's try again, and get everything done sensibly. So we pushed on, got everyone across the bridge safely, took the ogres down, and pushed on, through the thrallway, fast enough to get through the doors that hide a chest. We then dropped down into Crota's realm, and fought our way to the Deathsinger. Her wizards advanced, but were quickly disposed of, the shriekers were dispatched, and we gave a triumphant push and took her our with ease. 


      It was time to hug the centre crystal and summon the end boss. Crota. Here he was, in all his green glowy glory. We designated a swordbearer, and set on our way out, clearing out all enemies in our path, and making Crota kneel before slaying him. The end section was relieving, we all played well, and we all learned things. I have a feeling that in two weeks those raids will be significantly more challenging, and that we will need to learn how to handle them. I believe that the challenge for Crota will be that the sword cannot be held by the same person twice so the method of dropping the sword, going invisible and picking up again to keep going won't work, and that there's going to need to be competency within the group of multiple people being able to hold the sword. 


      It was a good night, I made some new friend I think, and I can't wait to play with the group again.


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


      Peace -x-

    • Day 1167: Sky Factory journal

      1 week ago

      topham DHYB

      Last time we left off I needed to make a bucket, but little did I know, I borked my world pretty bad, and had to restart. So I'll go through where I'm at now, after haivng a world that was running smoothly, but I forgot simple things, didn't light up an area, then got flooded by mobs and lost a whole load of everything, including most of the floor because I wasn't prepared for creepers and everything else that spawns in the dark. 


      I need to make a bucket. So that means I need Iron Ingots. I can get those, but it'll take a long time. I need to compost eight saplings to make a block of dirt, which then I can sieve to get small stones, which I can put 4 together to make one cobble stone. I can smash the cobblestone with a hammer to give me gravel, which then I can sieve to try to get a broken iron ore. I need 4 iron ore so I can make iron ore gravel, which I can smash with a hammer to make iron ore powder, one more usually than the amount of broken iron ore I used, then smash the iron ore powder into iron ore dust, which can be combined and smelted to give an iron ore. 


      And that's just to get one. I need to find enough to make 3 iron ingots. Once I've got a bucket, I need to pray for rain, but in the meantime I can get on with making more cobblestone. I think I need about 14 to make the contraption I want to make. I also need 4 to make a lava, but that's really dependent on the rain coming. I need to also find some bone meal. All of these things need me to make a large amount of dust, by hammering cobblestone into gravel, the gravel into sand and the sand into dust. Adding the dust into a barrel of water will give me clay, which I can turn into 4 clay blobs. I then need to get some dust and sieve it to get bone meal, which I can combine with the clay to give porcelain clay. Once I've got 7 porcelain clay I can make a crucible. In a crucible i can put 4 cobblestone which will give me lava.


      If at this point I have some cobblestone ready, some lava in a bucket and some water in a barrel I can make myself a cobblestone generator. Then I'll have endless cobblestone and it'll all be fantastic, and I won't need to keep making trees and harvesting them to get more dirt to sieve to get small stones. 


      It's a whole process. I'm looking forward to playing more, and learning more about the fun things that can be done. 


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


      Peace -x-

    • Day 1166: A form of self evaluation and thinking

      1 week ago

      topham DHYB

      I'm a human being, and that comes along with a whole bunch of stuff. 


      A few things I've been wanting to talk about recently, I guess, I'll share today. 


      I'm not happy with my intelligence, or for that fact the determinations we make upon the subject of intelligence. I believe that everyone is capable of demonstrating great intelligence and that people think because someone is very good at one thing that they're intelligent and that if you aren't good at some things you're somehow of lesser intelligence. The easiest thing for me to relate this to, as it comes up frequently at work, is maths, more specifically quick calculations, I tend to do them in my head, but I will write them down if they're slightly more complex. I try my best to keep my mind working, and avoid a calculator unless there is a real need for it. 


      When I do these calculations, I feel bad that the skills haven't been provided to the people around me asking for me to do them, I know it takes work, but simple calculations should be able to be done by everyone without a calculator. With that comes a whole load of issues, like, how right now we all (essentially) have access to a calculator, so maths skill can be deemed to be less important as long as we understand how to use a calculator. That's not the point I want to make, I want to say we shouldn't use a calculator, that we should try to sharpen our minds by performing these mental calculations, and that we should all understand the fundamentals of how these calculations are made. 


      Therefore, I feel like we are missing the point of education. I feel like there are reasons to do maths, and by extension physics, chemistry is somewhat esoteric, but I'd consider it frivolous and extra, as long as we can provide a fundamental basis of knowledge from which things can be built. Fundamentals in language as well, I feel mine are lacking, and that we are taught rules that make no sense. How about the spelling rule 'I before E, except after C', and how that's utter nonsense, and there are more instances of that not occurring, even in a word I use probably every day, Science. Then, there's just the word 'their', which constantly failed me when I was younger, misspelling it by following a useless rule that mislead my young mind. 


      So there's a lot of things in my mind to unpack. A lot of thoughts about education, and intelligence, there's more I can say, but for now, I have other things on my mind I'd like to share. 


      Intelligence isn't anything without application, it's fundamental that we can apply what we know, and that our basics are in the correct place. Basics and fundamentals should be able to provide us all the knowledge that we require, but I'm always aware that I'm certain I have holes in my basics, especially in writing where I was kept in to work on my handwriting and not my writing skill, where I was grouped within the top group for English in year 9, but I knew I shouldn't be there, because my basics were poor. This lead to a huge fall in the following year from being in an English group I was rightfully put in 3 set, but recognising that too late I felt like damaged my confidence after having a year of being told that my writing wasn't good. I agreed with the teacher and said I shouldn't have been in the group. In year 8 too, we had an assignment I completely misunderstood, and turned something in incredibly subpar after a poor explanation from our teacher at the time. 


      All that to say, I'm still working on it, and trying to improve 14-15 years later and it still plagues my mind. 


      Stepping away from that, but applying the same principles, part of my Destiny group made a successful trip to the lighthouse, and it made me, not jealous, but encouraged, as the guy I associate most with I'd put on an equal skill level to me, and one of the guys is at a much higher level. I learned far too late about fundamentals of movement, self-support using grenades, but I spent a lot of time focused on improving these aspects as well as increasing gun skill. What I can say is that one on one my skill is good, in 3's it's okay, but in 6's I have the hardest time. But 6's I've always found overwhelming. 


      So I've been practising and working on getting better for 3's, specifically elimination, and trying to get to the elusive lighthouse. It's something I want to achieve, but I'm ever increasingly doubtful. The fact that a subset of my team (of 5) has succeeded has encouraged me to try to keep improving. I feel like the change in the game that recently occurred has helped me significantly as my skill with primaries has led to me being able to play slightly above the level I was playing at before. I'm picking up groups and playing with them, and trying to learn every Saturday and Sunday morning, and overall assessing how I'm performing, and what things I'll need to work on whenever I load up the game. My free for all skill level is so much higher than anything else, but it doesn't translate to some other areas of the game, specifically 6v6 game modes, but in 3v3s it feels much better than it has in the past. 


      Then there's the aspect that you have to try new things. I've been unhappy with my singing voice as I mentioned yesterday, but I took the risk and recorded my singing, and I'm looking forward to getting some feedback on what I've done. I feel like I needed to do this, and that I needed to really understand how my music fits together, I'm happy with how the track is mixed, but it's strange recording me singing again and again, to try and get a good take or two. I have learned what I need to do, I need to sing more, I need to record, I need to pick a song to cover, I need to be able to assess where I'm strong and where I'm weak, and work on anything to get better. 


      I'm not sure where I stand with anything, work is strange at the moment, I know I'm lacking in knowledge about so many things, but I am confident I can learn. 


      It's a strange time for me at the moment. 


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


      Peace -x-

  • Comments (361)

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

      1 month 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

      3 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

      3 months ago

      Happy Birthday! 

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

      3 months 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 V

      3 months 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

      3 months ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

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

      3 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

      3 months 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!

      3 months ago

      Woooo your an FU!!!

      Enjoy this glory  whiskey wink

    • OsageOrange

      3 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

      3 months ago

      Happy FU Day!

    • IndiaRT28

      3 months ago

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


       whiskey geoff jack ryan gavin michael jeremy tower

    • 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 V

      1 year ago

      Happy Warm and Fuzzies!

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    • Fly 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

      1 year 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

      1 year 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

        1 year 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

      1 year 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

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

    • amandajayne Scouse Bird

      2 years ago

      What a genuinely bloody great guy you are. When we met your fun attitude was just great to be around and I can't wait for all the fun and silly times ahead at RTX.

      Stay awesome, Topham! 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!

    • 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

    • cyclone956 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Corporate Banana

      2 years ago

      Dear Mr. Topham,

      Thank you for accepting me into your RTX shenanigans, and allowing me to be a part of a wild journey that is RTX. The few times we have talked, have been interesting. From that D&D conversation the other day, to the random skype comments. I can tell that you're a pretty cool dude. I hope to have more awesome conversations with you in the future, and get to know you better before RTX comes around.

      Sincerely,

      Javi (:

      Decided to write you a warm fuzzies letter cuz I'm random like that, but seriously thank you, for letting me join in on y'alls RTX shenanigans.

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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! RTX is going to be excellent!

    • SparkyDJM1

      2 years ago

      Topham!

      You are one awesome dude and you better not change because you're amazing and wonderful as you are

      Happy Valentines Day, dude! smiley12.gif
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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

        Thank you buddy! Have a wonderful day!

    • rcc122

      2 years ago

      Yo Top!

      As part of the whole Warm Fuzzy thing, I'd like to say a huge thanks to you. If I remember correctly, and boy this is going to be embarrassing if I'm thinking of a different person.. you were the one who told me about the GGG on one of my journals about Minecraft. If it weren't for you, chances are I probably wouldn't have even considered joining the group and I'd probably be feeling very left out of the community as a whole right now. Meeting all of you and hanging out with yourself and the others at game nights/movie nights has been an absolute pleasure and I'm so thankful to have met a group like the GGG.

      You're an awesome guy, some might even say you're top(ham) I bet you get that a lot and a huge pillar of the community. You're someone who many, including myself, look up to and you're an incredibly generous and kind man. Thanks for being here and for being you smiley1.gif

      • rcc122

        2 years ago

        Thanks and you 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

        Ah fair enough! Have a good time away!

      • rcc122

        2 years ago

        Unfortunately no smiley2.gif I considered it, but it's half term this week and I should be doing revision but I'm away from Monday-Friday, so Saturday and Sunday will have to be spent catching up on work/revision before I go back to school. I'll be there in spirit though!

      • 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 think I did. Having looked at it, I did mention it, and I'm so glad of what's come out of it =) Will you be in Oxford next weekend?

    • Totemking360 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

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      (Some valentines day, Dark Souls style smiley1.gif )

      Topham you're a huge inspiration to me when it comes to being part of this community! You are always there to support and enjoy other community members content as well as bringing your own awesome work to the mix! You show everyone so much support and I am still blown away at how you manage to release an amazing journal everyday of the year. Stay awesome dude!

      • 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! smiley12.gif

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

      2 years ago

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      TopHam! You are one fucking rad dude! RTX is gonna be some fun times! Hope you have an awesome Valentines Day! smiley13.gifsmiley13.gifsmiley13.gif

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

      2 years ago

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      (I hope thats a proper Dark Souls reference XD)

      Topham. Dude you are a ball of light and joy. I can't comprehend it at times, but it damn sure has rubbed off on me. Thank you for taking your time out to listen to me and just to chat. You are truly a gem to this community and one in the friendships I have made. I am very grateful to have me you. Don't ever fucking change, bro! smiley0.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley13.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! smiley12.gif

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

      2 years ago

      Hey dude, so we've crossed paths a few times so I thought it was the right time to try that FR button. Really trying to get to getting involved with the community and you're a pretty big figure so where better to start right?

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

        2 years ago

        Yeah I know! Hence why I thought it was about time we actually talked properly. I'm sorry, I'm notoriously bad for remembering people at events. Game On was amazing, all the Scot events usually are.

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

        2 years ago

        Fair enough man! We were both at RvB Scotland at about this time last year for game on. And we're both Heading to RTX this year on the same flight...

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

      2 years ago

      Just finished listening to the first of Periphery's two new albums (Alpha), surprisingly groovy and versatile!

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

        2 years ago

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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

        In your special places?

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

        2 years ago

        Spencer's voice makes me feel things.

      • 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, I'll be checking it out at some point soon!

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

      2 years ago

      Can I be apart of the Topham Chats?

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

        2 years ago

        oh ok. but sure anytime then just let me know when

      • 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, i record over skype, then i just put any recorded gameplay i have as the video component,

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

        2 years ago

        Well I will not be on my xbox until early march

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

        2 years ago

        Totally, i think i have the next 4 lined up already, but ill put you on the list.

  • 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!