Farewell to a King - by Quakemz
As many of you might know, Top Clack started as a duo, myself (Quakemz/Brian), and Apolotary/Bektur. After our first episode, featuring Manofinterests/Huey, we immediately turned into a trio. We all had so much fun and played off each other very well. After one year into our venture, Apolotary left Top Clack to seek out success in the form of his doctorate. That left Top Clack as a duo of Manofinterests and myself. We worked hard and pushed Top Clack to where it is today, a very successful liveshow and powerful entity on our humble niche community.
On our most recent episode (10/18/18), we announced that Manofinterests will be parting ways with Top Clack, to pursue his own avenue in keyboard content creation. I won’t lie, this was never going to be a joyful parting for me. Huey has always been a role model for me. He is an incredibly knowledgeable veteran of the keyboard community, with so much experience and an ability to truly tell it like it is. There are few people like him in this community. Top Clack is where it is today because of his dedication, influence, and everything he has done to better me as a content creator and a friend. Suffice to say, I respect him a great deal.
While it is with sadness I see him off, Top Clack is far from over; quite the opposite, in fact. It will continue strongly with myself at the helm. I have many ideas to better both myself as a creator, and Top Clack as an entity, mark my words. Huey will always be a brother to me, but Top Clack is first and foremost, my passion. I want to educate people, I want to bring easy and accurate information to the masses, I want to entertain. This is the foundation of what Top Clack is about, and that will not change. It may be the end of an era, but it is also a new beginning.
While I’ve been asked many times already who will replace Huey as my Top Clack co-host, I do not have a proper answer, at this moment. Right now, it’s not even close to the first thing on my mind. My immediate priority is to keep the brand as alive and stable as possible, to better myself as a content creator, to learn as much as possible, and to help as many people as possible. So, in the short-term, I will be running Top Clack by myself, with minimal help from others. In the long-term, I’m not 100% sure yet. I do think the flagship livestream performs better with two hosts, that can play off of each other and have contrasting opinions. As a show, that’s just more interesting for most viewers, and I do understand that. I am not at all opposed to bringing on a partner/new co-host, and I even have a small handful of people in mind, but it’s not something I am rushing at all. When and if I am ready to make that change, I will.
I greatly appreciate all of you that stay with Top Clack during this time. I know there are people that are loyal specifically to Huey, loyal specifically to me, or just loyal to Top Clack as an entity, and any of you that stand by Top Clack are winners, in my book. This is certainly a strange transition after over two years of steady expectation. This will not be an easy transition for me alone, but I promise I will make it work, and there are very awesome things on the horizon. Thank you all so much for everything you do and the support you have shown Top Clack thus far. This is more than just a hobby to me, it’s honestly my life.