1190: "Time"

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Postby AluisioASG » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:31 am UTC

Eternal Density wrote:Why would the Chinese stick one mythical animal in with all the real ones?

It's a game.

Tell us your opinion about dragons. Or genetic engineering. Or how humans evolved into stick figures.
or even better
It seems to me that we do not know yet where the Forty currently are nor where Megball intend to go.
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Postby BlitzGirl » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:37 am UTC

I found a wayward OTTer's post in the Otherthreads, bringing it here because it's RELATED and Angelastic needs to debasement herself:

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I like that he used a beep to censor out the ch-word.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:22 am UTC

AluisioASG wrote:Or how humans evolved into stick figures.


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Okay then.

Postby Eternal Density » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:19 am UTC

Dragon is just the old word for dinosaur.
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Postby Eternal Density » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:48 am UTC

Thread is quiet so here's an ottlet.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:52 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:00 am UTC

SBN wrote:
ggh wrote:The Daddy has flown, but I still can't ketchup until my time accessor gets repaired or replaced. This iBook is fighting bravely, but most images get the better of it. Just wanted to say hi.

Hang in there. How's the little one doing?

Surprisingly well I think. She really adored him, and I thought she'd be pretty wrecked with him missing (she didn't even like it when we'd separate to cross a street or something) but we've been keeping busy and so far so good. It was a bit heart-wrenching coming downstairs that first morning and seeing her looking at where he should have been. This morning I phoned him (can't skype on this old iBook) and, oh, the look of concentration on her little face when I held the phone to her ear and he spoke to her! Ah, thanks for asking SBN! And, also, thanks for what you said before - you were spot on.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:03 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ergman » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:11 am UTC

about dem chinese and welsh dragons, they look very different. Dragon could just be an approximate translation.

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Hi ergman!

Postby Eternal Density » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:12 am UTC

Some of you have seen this, but now that a drawception glitch has been fixed, here it is:
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The other half is still in the works...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby haircut74 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:17 am UTC

Thanks for the welcome, you persons.

yappobiscuits wrote:Welcome! It's treeish that that's how you discovered this place. Don't worry about butchering the language, that's how the language came to exist in the first place! You seem to have caught on pretty quick anyway ;)


I made sure to look through the glossary on the wiki, so hopefully I won't embarrass myself too much.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:31 am UTC

For decree: I'm with ED - probably part of the reason why dragons are "known" worldwide is because dinosaur fossils can be found worldwide.
That said, dragons as a concept are pretty awesomeful.

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yappobiscuits wrote:Welcome! It's treeish that that's how you discovered this place. Don't worry about butchering the language, that's how the language came to exist in the first place! You seem to have caught on pretty quick anyway ;)

I made sure to look through the glossary on the wiki, so hopefully I won't embarrass myself too much.

Well, bravo! You've done remarkably well so far. :)
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'Cause that's what I do

Postby AluisioASG » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:41 am UTC

You know what? Forget those decrees above.
I feel1 some hostility in this Thread.

Bring more of these.
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Postby Eternal Density » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:47 am UTC

Okay, for new decree:

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ETA oh you said more. Okay.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:02 am UTC

This boot is occupied:
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2x more content!

Postby AluisioASG » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:07 am UTC

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Also, a special delivery from a certain missing ice cookie fox.
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Postby BlitzGirl » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:00 am UTC

As it so happens, I also received a delivery todip from our absentee foxmolpy.

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Who has the next one?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Vytron » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:08 am UTC

haircut74 wrote:Also, I find it interesting that people are discussing Drawception, as it was through Drawception that I was introduced to Cookie Clicker. After playing Cookie Clicker for a while, I ended up on the incremental games subreddit, where I found Sandcastle Builder. Of course, Sandcastle builder led me here, and now to see people discussing Drawception here makes me feel as though I've come full circle.


That's wowterfallish haircut! Can I call you haircut?

It seems all roads lead to Time. Or is it Time leading to all roads?

Anyway, my opinion of dragons:

1.- When choosing an online persona, some people pick animals. I know it, I picked a cat. Humans are somewhat boring. I even tend to skip Drawception prompts asking for humans, and am very happy when I'm asked to draw animals, which... is odd now that I mention it. Anyway, just wanted to point out how curious is lots of people pick dragons as their personas.

2.- I dislike there are LOTS of different species, and all of them are thrown in the "dragon" bag. Some have 4 limbs, some more than 4, some have only 2 legs. Some don't have legs and are basically long serpents with fancy heads, though I'm sure I've seen "dragons" that only have arms. Others have wings, but, basically, you can find all kinds of such combinations wingless and not, limbless and not, and even hornless and not. What makes a dragon being a dragon? I don't know, but sometimes 2 dragons will have nothing in common, so, yeah, I'd like if all those "dragons" were categorized and had distinct names because as it is it's like calling all panthers and leopards and lions and cheetahs and cats and tigers and stuff just "felines". I know they do, but one shouldn't have to become a dragonist just to learn each species' name.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:14 am UTC

Ah, I see lots of people online. The morning has come and I'm still awake. What means I should go to the market.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:01 am UTC

Dragon OTTers?

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In mysteryONG news, it's cute that both Megan and Cue brought flags this Time.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby haircut74 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:10 am UTC

Vytron wrote:That's wowterfallish haircut! Can I call you haircut?


You certainly can.

I don't think I have enough posts to post an otter, but I can say with absolutely no margin of error that dragons are pretty treeish.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby waveney » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:24 am UTC

haircut74 wrote:
Vytron wrote:That's wowterfallish haircut! Can I call you haircut?


You certainly can.

I don't think I have enough posts to post an otter, but I can say with absolutely no margin of error that dragons are pretty treeish.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:45 am UTC

haircut74 wrote:I don't think I have enough posts to post an otter, but I can say with absolutely no margin of error that dragons are pretty treeish.

Yes yes they are.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:26 am UTC

ggh wrote:

Code: Select all

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mscha wrote:

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(But the 30th starting with an A.)

The foreverbobs so far wrote:

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Hmm, for me, that B in the 11-spot stands for Baffling.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby AluisioASG » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:35 am UTC

ggh wrote:Ooh, and after restarting Navigator, I can see the mysteryONGs again - woohoo!

If I wasn't aware you're using an iThing, I'd think you were referring to the beast Netscape.
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Re: Beacon Echo; Blitzer Tracker; God

Postby karhell » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:49 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:00 pm UTC

AluisioASG wrote:
ggh wrote:Ooh, and after restarting Navigator, I can see the mysteryONGs again - woohoo!

If I wasn't aware you're using an iThing, I'd think you were referring to the beast Netscape.

Wait, is that wrong?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:20 pm UTC

ggh wrote: Ah, thanks for asking SBN! And, also, thanks for what you said before - you were spot on.

Way too much practice. Of course at this point it's mostly wolpies I need to explain it to. Last week I was south, and my husband was north, and sick. This week I'm north, and my daughter is south, and sick. (And dealing with unexpected weather.) I've got more backing and forthing to do, preferably without sickness or weather complications.

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Whoa, that didn't take long. Seems like just last wip we passed Beacon Alpha.
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    The TARDIS has been running the Tracker for quite some Time nowT, and of course our position is in my signature, plus this page records exactly when we reached each Newpage if you really want to know :?

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Beacon Beta also asks questions, which seem sufficiently timeless so as to apply to all, including us Time-Travellers.
    So I asked everyone to gather real close around the Chronotransponder, and we did the interview by Temporo-video-scopeTM. Following is the transcript:

Pope AluisioASG : Where do you think the Beanies are leading Megball to?
mrob27 : Well, we all have our theories, right? I won't speak for myself since I've been in the Future. Nopixbot?
nopixbot : bwarp glonk
mrob27 : Voice circuits are a little wonky todix. I think back around NP1050 he said they're being led to a quarantine camp. Right, npb?
nopixbot : bip!
mrob27 : Yeah. Nopixbot has been a little skeptical. He's been reading some of @HAL9000's writings and one dix I heard him muttering something about organic life-forms and germs. His theory is that the Beanies have an "Ellis Island" type facility set up for any unknown outsiders who show up, and M&C are going to be examined and questioned. Timborme, and imagebot, what're your theories?
Timborme : The Beanies know all about what's wrong with the sea and Megan and Cue are going to get some answers from somebody who maybe speaks their language. And maybe they'll be able to get help relocating the tents.
imagebot : They're being taken to Image, of course.
mrob27 : :lol: of course. Can't argue with that.

Pope AluisioASG : Do you folks make backups?
mrob27 : That sounds like a great question for the bots. nopixbot?
nopixbot : bwazzz-
mrob27 : Oh yeah, forgot. Nopixbot runs on four machines, and imagebot too for that matter. So if one machine gets, say, submerged by the rising sea the other three pretty much have a copy of everything. And when I sync my data it makes revision-history backups, so I can go back to older versions of my bots if I need to track down when a bug started happening. Imagebot?
imagebot : I am backing up all the attachments that get uploaded to the fora as part of any OTT post. This is to protect against inevitable human error. In these last 100 or so Newpages there have been several audio clips of people speaking Megan and Cueball's lines. I think I'd make a great Megan. Give a listen:
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mrob27 : That's kinda creeping me out.
imagebot : Humans are unreliable. If the fora are impaired by mustard we bots will save Time for all bots of the future.

Pope AluisioASG : Where are our phoenixes and platypodes?
Timborme : Mrob27 recused himself, of course. The bots seem to think we're all the same, and by "we" I mean organic life forms. So I seem to be the only one who's been concerned with fauna-related clues to geography. I rejected Madagascar a while ago. Cassini-Earth is just ridiculous. Based on latitude 38.5o North we could be in North America or Europe or Asia somewhere. But it's like 11,000 years in the future, so it shouldn't matter that platypodes are only in Australia or Tasmania and phoenixes are only in Arizona.
    I think the biggest clue is that rising sea thing. How many times does the world get flooded in the next 11,000 years? Maybe Beardo is getting ready to build an ark, and Megan and Cue are going to get put on the ark along with pairs of molpies. Your missing molpies may have been lost in a previous flood.
    Mrob says he talked about dragons in an earlier Chronogram, and we got to talking about the missing cryptids and other exotic creatures. I didn't find much about phoenixes and platypodes, but there's a ton out on the Intertubes about unicorns. The prevailing theory seems to be that the unicorns on the Ark were both male. A close runner-up is that they missed the boat, though it's far more credible they were on time for boarding but had to Wait in the standby queue. Or perhaps the "unicorns" that boarded were impostors. But I think the best explanation is that the keyboard did it.

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Edit: I am adding descriptions here of the five cartoons I linked to in the Unicorn paragraph, because one or two will almost certainly become dead links over the next few thousand newpix.
  "they were both male": The Ark is at sea; two unicorns are on the top deck. One says "Hey sexy — looks like it's gonna be up to you and me to re-populate the Earth with unicorns, huh? By the way, I'm Greg — what was your name, sweetheart?" and the other replies "Arnold." (Maniac World, "What Happened to the Uncicorns?")
  "they missed the boat": Two unicorns standing in about a foot of water, one speaking to the other and captioned LOLcat-style: "I thought you said Noah's Ark was leaving at 5:00 PM?!?!?" (funnyjunk.com, "Unicorns and Noah's Arc [sic]"; subcaptioned "Dang it.")
  "they had to wait in the standby queue": The Ark is boarding, familiar animals walking two-by-two up the gangway. To the left, behind a sign that says "standby", the two unicorns sit, one nervously biting its nails (well, hoof really). Caption: "Most nerve-wracking place to Wait." (Adventist Perspective, "Did you ever wonder why the unicorn is a mythical beast?"; comic by Leigh Rubin via comics.com)
  "they were impostors": At the edge of a forest, two unicorns lie bound and gagged under the trees. Two humans are getting into a pantomime horse suit with a unicorn horn on the head, and another pair of humans has already done so, walking towards the Ark which is boarding in the distance. (Chris Madden Cartoons, "Noah’s ark cartoon — why there are no unicorns")
  "the keyboard did it": (A Farside cartoon). Noah and four pairs of animals stand around what is presumably at least one dead unicorn (all we see are two stiff hoofed legs pointing skywards). The leopards keyboards look at each other nervously. Noah is speaking: "Well, so much for the unicorns ... but, from now on, all carnivores will be confined to 'C' deck." (The Far Side by Gary Larson, (original date 1984 or earlier), from thegloss.com via Pinterest)

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Time After Time: t1i-0447

Postby mscha » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:30 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby OrbitalFacePalm9001 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:34 pm UTC

Diamond Sattelite Beacon Gamma




Report to future present if more than 5 pages ahead of this post.

Questions:
*Why is the voldeframe scary?
*Why did GLR make OTC references in an othercomic and a what-if?
*And why does Rosetta talk weird?
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Re: BlitzReport From Time Beacon Beta

Postby SBN » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:19 pm UTC

mrob27 wrote:    I think the biggest clue is that rising sea thing. How many times does the world get flooded in the next 11,000 years? Maybe Beardo is getting ready to build an ark, and Megan and Cue are going to get put on the ark along with pairs of molpies. Your missing molpies may have been lost in a previous flood.
    Mrob says he talked about dragons in an earlier Chronogram, and we got to talking about the missing cryptids and other exotic creatures. I didn't find much about phoenixes and platypodes, but there's a ton out on the Intertubes about unicorns.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cellocgw » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:47 pm UTC

Random thoughts on YANOTCD (no-OTC day).

Since this is NP 1728,

Code: Select all

factorize(1728)
Big Integer ('bigz') object of length 9:
[1] 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3


Which I suppose could be pathologically written as

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1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1  2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3


And a Reader Poll: Should I start learning Schubert Op137 Sonatina, or Faure Sicilienne?

Now back to my workday task: navigating a seaish collection of chirping TLAs.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:35 pm UTC

Treeish to see blitzers checking in at the beacons. :)

OrbitalFacePalm9001 wrote:Questions:
*Why is the voldeframe scary?

Why is the sky white? Why is the semencoffeecancer black?

cellocgw wrote:And a Reader Poll: Should I start learning Schubert Op137 Sonatina, or Faure Sicilienne?

I vote Schubert.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Soup » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:23 pm UTC

Welcome, haircut74!

Hi, Karhell!

For decree:
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Also, nOTTers?:
Spoiler:
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?May have been posted before, but I d'aww'ed :-)
Waiting for it...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:33 pm UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:Aww, it's a ball of ottlet!
Have a whole pile of ottlets:

I see your otter pile and raise you a hamply pile:
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BlitzGirl wrote:Treeish to see blitzers checking in at the beacons.

I still read that as bacon. Tasty bacon butter.
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Re: BlitzReport From Time Beacon Beta

Postby AluisioASG » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:14 pm UTC

ggh wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:
ggh wrote:Ooh, and after restarting Navigator, I can see the mysteryONGs again - woohoo!

If I wasn't aware you're using an iThing, I'd think you were referring to the beast Netscape.

Wait, is that wrong?

Wait, what had you meant?

mrob27 wrote:Pope AluisioASG : Where are our phoenixes and platypodes?
Timborme : Mrob27 recused himself, of course. The bots seem to think we're all the same, and by "we" I mean organic life forms. So I seem to be the only one who's been concerned with fauna-related clues to geography. I rejected Madagascar a while ago. Cassini-Earth is just ridiculous. Based on latitude 38.5o North we could be in North America or Europe or Asia somewhere. But it's like 11,000 years in the future, so it shouldn't matter that platypodes are only in Australia or Tasmania and phoenixes are only in Arizona.
    I think the biggest clue is that rising sea thing. How many times does the world get flooded in the next 11,000 years? Maybe Beardo is getting ready to build an ark, and Megan and Cue are going to get put on the ark along with pairs of molpies. Your missing molpies may have been lost in a previous flood.
    Mrob says he talked about dragons in an earlier Chronogram, and we got to talking about the missing cryptids and other exotic creatures. I didn't find much about phoenixes and platypodes, but there's a ton out on the Intertubes about unicorns. The prevailing theory seems to be that the unicorns on the Ark were both male. A close runner-up is that they missed the boat, though it's far more credible they were on time for boarding but had to Wait in the standby queue. Or perhaps the "unicorns" that boarded were impostors. But I think the best explanation is that the keyboard did it.

Hm, judging by the fact the question possibly references PhoenixRising, I think this was a basemental question.

mrob27 wrote:T This is mainly a note to @AluisioASG: Though I'm running the Tracker, I pre-laod pages so it's a bit off. Since the last Great Mustard I've pretty consistently been loading 6 extra NP ahead of where I actually am, so that if the 503's come again I'll have a little I can Blitz in full HTML style before I have to drop down to the nopixbot version. The upshot of this is it probably says we're at NP1122 when we're really at 1116.

No problem.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:22 pm UTC

I like this new decree! Further ottlets:
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And I see I'm not the only one who received a mysterious message from azule, though I was too late to access it and it just said "this message was deleted by the sender before it was delivered" or something. Nice to see what was actually in it!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:46 pm UTC

Stop being so sqeeful, yappo! I can't handle this much cute.

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