I'm a geek and it's ok;o)

Endre Berentzen's picture

I just found myself at the very top of the prolific poster for the very first time with 91 posts and replies in 10 days.

A part of me felt proud like I'd achieved something important but the strongest feeling was that "I do not have a life beside type & design". The epiphany came when I realised I thought it was alright. I'm a geek and I'm proud;o) So what if I don't have a girlfriend and spends most available time outside work doing exactly the same as I did at work. I feel like singing James Brown's "Say it loud..." but realised it wasn't the right choice: It wasn't about type. Typelovers should also have such a song, a sort of anthem. Any suggestions?

Share the love;o)

Quincunx's picture

I saw I was on that list as well, with 69 or something. I also realised I spent too much time working on the computer and checking typophile in the meanwhile. But you're actually on par with Yves. That is quite an accomplishment. ;)

dezcom's picture

Repeat after me, "Hello, my name is [your name] and I am a Typoholic. :-)

ChrisL

Quincunx's picture

Hehe, you're on the list as well, Chris. ;)

Endre Berentzen's picture

Hello, my name is Endre Berentzen and I am a Typoholic;o) Lol

Quincunx's picture

Oh yes, I forgot:

Hello, my name is Jelmar Geertsma and I am a Typoholic.

timd's picture

>Typelovers should also have such a song, a sort of anthem

It’s a San’s San’s San’s World?

Tim

Endre Berentzen's picture

Hahahaha lovely Tim;-)

Norbert Florendo's picture

Hey Dez...
remind them what the big boys can do:

20 November, 2005 - 11:55am
Top typophiles in the last 10 days:

dezcom: 213
Miss Tiffany: 80
Mark Simonson: 62

Robert Trogman's picture

My name is Bob and I'm an aging typoholic

Endre Berentzen's picture

Jesus Chris, what happened. Where you lying sick in bed for 10 days with nothing else to do? That's hardcore man!!

Quincunx's picture

lol. Well, it has been pretty quiet here for the last couple of days, hasn't it? Everyone's at AtypI probably? :)

Endre Berentzen's picture

aha, that's what's happening. I thought there was something wrong. How is your new typeface coming along Jelmar?

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

During the first few months after I discovered Typophile, there was an icon used throughout the site that said "Kern, Baby, Kern." There's your typoholics' anthem. :-D

Endre Berentzen's picture

That's cool. Now who wants to put music to it;-)

(By the way; I just passed 100 posts. Yeeha 3 numbers)

Quincunx's picture

> How is your new typeface coming along Jelmar?

Well, terribly slowly, really. Since my experience with drawing caps and numbers is very, very limited, I am struggeling with them quite a bit. When I have those drawn out in a way that is not embarrassing, I will post them. ;)

Sharon Van Lieu's picture

Is your sixtypound face for sale?

Sharon

Endre Berentzen's picture

I thought most people struggled with the lowercases rather than the caps?!

Quincunx's picture

Sharon: It might be in a while. I haven't had the chance of finishing it! Thanks for asking though. I'm working on 4 things at the same time, I think that will sound familiar to everyone. I will do a shoutout or post on the forum once it is somewhat finished. :)

Endre: Yeah, I've heard that before. I don't know if it's the other way around for me. I guess so. It's more that I find it hard to make the caps fit well with the lowercase. I can imagine that the people who start their typefaces with the caps, it can be equally difficult the other way around. But I always start with the lowercase first. Plus I have only been seriously (attempting) designing type for maybe about a year now. Unfortunately I won't have time to work on any typeface at least until wednesday... Oh well.

tamye's picture

Many of the usual top posters at schmoozing, learning, and drinking beer at ATypI. That's where the type life is this week :) Look at Yves - 89 posts and he's been in Brighton for days without reliable net access. Wheee.

But congratulations on being top poster, Endre. Wheee, again!

Quincunx's picture

It is way too quiet here.

Endre Berentzen's picture

Jelmar: I also start with the lowercase, it's just easier to go from there I think than the other way around but anyway. I have a serious crush on your k, it's absolutely perfect!!!!

Tamye: I had a look at your profile. You've been a member for over 5 years! That's hardcore. How long has this site been existing? You been here from the start? What is your job with Typecon? (I'm gonna try to make it work with my holiday to attend Typecon in Buffalo next year)

Quincunx's picture

Endre: Thanks, I'd like to think the 'k' came out pretty nice too. :)

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

Tamye: I had a look at your profile. (...) What is your job with Typecon?

Endre, I think it's fair to say that without Tamye there wouldn't be a TypeCon, or a Society of Typographic Aficionados.

dezcom's picture

My current typeoholic song fav goes along with my avatar, "I'm a Sans Hairif" :-)

ChrisL

HaleyFiege's picture

I hope to reach the top poster list.
I don't think I have enough interesting things to say yet though :)

fontplayer's picture

The highest I've ever been is number two, I think. That was before hrant abdicated the throne.

Whether (or not) I had interesting things to say might be open to debate.
; )

Quincunx's picture

I'm number two at the moment. Nothing special about it. Just a sign I have nothing better to do. ;)
Once the regulars return, they will be on that list again.

Endre Berentzen's picture

Hehe I think that's my fav too Chris;-)

dezcom's picture

(:-)

ChrisL

Don McCahill's picture

I was on the list for a few days, but only because all you addicts were at the conference and actually talking to each other, rather than messaging through the board.

Quincunx's picture

So, ATypI is already over, but the forum is still quite silent. Where's everyone?

Endre Berentzen's picture

Hey Jelmar this is your chance to make it to the top!
I'm gonna be away for a few days on a conference about new media which means my prolific numbers are gonna fall by the day:-(
So if you are quick (before Yves comes back online) you can have your 15 min. of fame;o)

Enjoy the rest of the week guys!

Quincunx's picture

Haha. I don't think I will be online too much the following two days.

Endre Berentzen's picture

Haha, Jelmar did it;-)

Like Chris says; "repeat after me; my name is your name and I am a Typoholic"

See I got a bit of catching up to do;-)

Christopher Slye's picture

Apparently everyone here is addicted to typohol. :-)

Quincunx's picture

lol, yes. I was home after all, so I was online a lot. So got 1st on that list. ;) For whatever that's worth. :p

dezcom's picture

Christopher,
Try a Typohol Martini and drink yourself ubder the subtable. G, did that come out right? Perhaps I was parsemonious :-)

ChrisL

Quincunx's picture

A Wodka Bodini? Shaken not kerned?

dezcom's picture

Jelmar,

That sounds more like "Bonded Whiskey" Bodoni to me:-)

ChrisL

Christopher Slye's picture

I see clear signs here of typohol intoxication. Please, everyone, don't type and drive!

Quincunx's picture

That sounds more like “Bonded Whiskey” Bodoni to me:-)

That reminds me, I saw this advert a while ago. All the lowercase n's were replaced by uppercase P's, so they were advertising 'JohPPy Walker' and 'JohP JamesoP', amongst others.

dezcom's picture

I guess they didn't know there Ps andQs :-)

ChrisL

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