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    Here's a cutesy Hareka from Star Blush Girls! I'll probably eventually make one for all members of SBG. Since Hareka is my favorite, I started with her ⭐ Matt/Cwilk
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sigozuWqmlQ Not the best, but i'll get somewhere eventually
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    Alright, I will post the one that I have fully finished first, in chapters. I will post one chapter now and will attempt to post them one every day/ couple of hours. This one is called Watching. Prologue A scream echoed through the abandoned neighborhood as Akira Saito, gripped with fear, ran into the woods with her last bit of strength. Something followed closely in the shadows, watching. Waiting. Chapter One “I know, I know,” Akira mumbled, rolling her eyes. Ayumi Ito’s eyes danced with silent laughter as Mr. Funai scolded Akira. “You have to use 私は, not 私に. What you said was ‘Me like to ride my bike.’ Does that make sense, Akira?” “Yes, Mr. Funai,” Akira said, her eyes on the ground. “My mom’s gonna kill me for failing!” groaned Akira after the class had ended and they were walking out of the building. “As your best (and only) friend, I’m telling you to stop freaking out.” Ayumi laughed, kicking her in the shin. Akira yelped in pain as she jumped around, trying to grab her shin. “What was that for?” Akira asked sulkily, rubbing her shin. Ayumi shrugged smugly. “C’mon, let’s head back to your house today.” Ayumi pleaded. “No. I told you, my mom’s going to kill me. Let’s go to your house.” Akira grabbed her by the sleeve and started dragging her towards the street. “Akira, you jerk,” Ayumi mumbled, exasperated. Well, I don’t think you’d want to come to my house if you knew how my mom gets when she’s angry, Akira thought. “Dad, I’m home,” Ayumi called as she opened the door. He rushed out of a nearby room, looking like he just woke up. “Oh, hello Akira.” Mr. Ito laughed. “Hello, Mr. Ito,” she answered. “Dad, we have to work on our Japanese project so we’ll be upstairs.” Mr. Ito nodded and retreated back into his office. “C’mon Akira!” Ayumi giggled as she raced upstairs. “Last one there is a rotten egg!” “No fair!” Akira yelled as she sprinted after Ayumi. Once Ayumi reached the top of the stairs, she paused, gasping for breath. I can take this chance to beat her, Akira thought, pushing herself ever quicker. As she passed Ayumi, her head pounded. Once. Twice. She fell to the ground in pain, pressing her hands against her temples with all her strength. “Akira?” she heard as her vision dotted over, her head going fuzzy. “Akira!” she heard again as she regained consciousness. Akira opened her eyes, blinking at the bright light. “Akira, are you okay?” Mr. Ita asked, feeling her forehead. She didn’t speak, only mumble, but what she mumbled was something only heard in nightmares. “It… It’s after me. It’s after me.” Akira began breathing rapidly. “Akira, calm down. You just fainted. Nothing’s after you.” Ayumi whispered. “I want to go home,” she spoke frantically. Ayumi grabbed her arm and pulled her into a standing position. “Can you stand?” Akira nodded. Ayumi walked Akira out of the house. “I swear, I saw something when I passed out. Why don’t you believe me?” “Akira, that’s crazy. We were the only ones even there.” Akira sighed. “I guess that makes sense. I must’ve dreamt it.” The next chapter will be out soon (I have four). (Ignore the problem with the font, it is being stubborn.)
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    Oh yeah, I'm definitely familiar with feeling vulnerable when I have to express my true emotions to someone. I won't pretend like I know anything for sure, but from what I've experienced, you probably won't come to a philosophical epiphany that will turn your life around - that's what I was after while I was at a low point of my life. So don't feel bad about not being able to fix your problems - it's pretty much impossible to with any sort of ease. Sometimes your day can just be turned around by eating, sleeping or just waiting for a better mood. Here's a treat of a video, it personally helped me. Didn't turn my life around, but definitely made me feel more relaxed about it all Also, I'm not sure if you're the same Strawberry that asked for advice on starting with art, so here's my suggestion for that: just start doing it and don't worry about anything. Compare yourself to only yourself in the past, and don't feel any obligation to make art in a certain way - your enjoyment out of doing it should be your no. 1 priority. Personally, I've gone through a lot as an artist, and there are a lot of crushing aspects about it. You might procrastinate and feel awful about that, you might feel uncontrollable envy because of other artists and be angry at how you can't express your world of thoughts that well, and a multitude of other things. In the end, if you really have an urge to create art, you'll push through. And if you don't, that's OK too (maybe better even). Time will grant you moments you don't feel so down, and those moments are worth the world. Sincerely, Matt/Cwilk
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    Hahah My weekend has just begun, my friends (that don't know me). *Coughs* Well, just don't worry because it's not Wednesday.
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    @Listorii think it's awesome to think about things that way and I hope that you keep that mentality for a long time. Maybe you could even write your own stories @Chickenhayl not really where I thought his would go, but I've never been good at looking into the future. I'm going to start with a joke at your expense, but have you tried cooking? Cause you're a pan. I don't know your parents so the specifics aren't there to me, but make sure you know what you are telling them. And that you know what you are telling yourself. Because with this statement right here you are identifying yourself with a single attribute, which I highly advise against. If you wanted more specific I recommend a private message, not because I don't want you to share here. I think you should, but the nuances of these talks can be difficult to convey in a forum.
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    @Chickenhayl Luckily not where I live, but it's been SO incredibly stormy - especially yesterday - that we lost one of our chair cushions on our balcony to the storm. It's just... gone. We have no idea where it is now as we couldn't find it again but we hope that it found a new family who appreciates it just as much as we did. 💔
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    Bad News wip/sneakpeek Someone is making a debut
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    Kenny, we are so sorry that we can only offer virtual hugs instead of real ones. However, note that the care for you is real and independent of distance. Cry if you need to, because even you needed help. You are an amazing person whose abilities and dream I respected very much, but you are still human with flaws that'll be our pleasure to help you with. You are our friend, and we'd like to see you happy always but if you are sad, know that more than one shoulders will be offered to you. We all are trying to better ourselves, feeling vunerable or lacking isn't bad. We'll grow up together ok? Look into the mirror and recognize yourself, yep that image is you and we love you for it. Psssst did you know? I hear Kendra M Wokal is a kind and gentle person.
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    I definitely don't think you wanting to help along and not needing to reach to new heights is wrong. In fact, people who don't need to revolutionize the world, don't reach for fame, and are just good people all-around are probably the people I respect most in the world. And there aren't any rules in science that tell you to aim for new discoveries. Now, while prioritizing others' emotions is generally really sweet and the sign of a good friend, I don't want you to ignore your own feelings. You are living through yourself, after all. In any case, if helping others climb their mountains genuinely makes you happy, do that, but detect when not prioritizing your feelings is making you feel worse.
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    not CI related but a little thing I drew for Valentines
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    I jump up late to the welcome train after seeing you on the Members Map as the second person from germany ^^' So welcome Listori, you decided well to be a part of this community. Everyone here is heartwarming and even I'm able to speak with people here ^^ I hope you will have a great time here :3 Greetings, Drachi
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    The final chapter of Watching is upon us. Chapter 4 Akira sat up in panic, breathing heavily. “Akira, are you okay?” Mr. Ita asked, feeling her forehead. She didn’t speak, only mumble, but what she mumbled was something only heard in nightmares. “It… It’s after me. It’s after me.” Akira began breathing rapidly. “Akira, calm down. You just fainted. Nothing’s after you.” Ayumi whispered. The End And that's all there is of Watching. Let me know what your thoughts are about it! Next up will be the story Papers. That will be posted tomorrow.
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    And cutting back in on the anoime discussion, I have a lot of favorites. I will list them, so forewarning... I've watched way too many that I love. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K, Ouran High Host Club, The Lost Song, The Devil is a Part-Timer, SAO, GGO, Little Witch Academia, The Seven Deadly Sins, Attack on Titan, Your Lie in April, Death Note, Hi-Score Girl, Kakegurui (still unsure if I liked this or was weirded out. It's going on the list anyways!), Vampire Knight, Fate Stay Night, Violet Evergarden, Durarara, Back Street Girls, Siruis the Jaeger, Sword Gai, and (what I'm currently watching) Hunter X Hunter. Yes, I do have a problem.
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    Originally, this topic was about another art but I realized that I don't really care about that art anymore and want to continue doing the art that I can do better than any other type of art (story writing, character designing, and most of all, music... this will be focusing on music). My instrumentals and music is fine. I'm happy with it and think that it's "good enough." Of course, I don't think it's the best thing ever, but I know that I'm growing and learning more every time, which I'm satisfied with. However, one thing I can't nail down is my singing. My voice can be somewhat smooth, kinda rough and rigid when I want it to be (I can't do screaming [sadly]). People say it's deep, but I don't know what they mean when they say "deep." Does it mean... like... Christmas-song deep or just like "normally" deep? Anyways, I know how to mix vocals and make it "blend in" to the music... but my vocals just don't quite fit my instrumentals. Or at least, that's what I think. I'm not sure, maybe it's just me being overly harsh when it comes to criticizing my own vocals. For me, however, it just feels weird and not right like my vocals just don't really fit the genre or my instrumentals. I don't know what genre is good for my kind of voice, I don't know if my voice is good, I don't know if it fits with my instrumentals, I don't know how deep it is... I just don't know. I had one friend tell me my singing was okay, but that could've just been him trying not to destroy my fragile little heart. Anyways, I'm fine with my instrumentals and how I'm improving with them, but I just don't understand when my singing is "good" and when it's "bad" and always feel that it's "bad" or "not good enough."
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    Hell yeah I'd like to hear them! Very interesting to see the worlds twirling around in others' minds ;D Matt/Cwilk
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    Not sure what topic to put this in, but I was just playing around with other fonts to use in the title screen (the current one is good, I was just bored; I'm not making this post to say you need to fix it, 'cause you don't. This is just something fun you might want to see) But in case you do use something, they're all copyright-free! Here's a list of all the fonts respectively in the picture (I even added a cute background ^-^) 1. Segoe Script (current) 2. Mathilde 3. Lovely Eunike Hans 4. HVD Comic Serif Pro 5. Sacramento 6. Kingthings Serifique Ultra Light
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    Leaderboard update: @slightlyaboveaveragejoe with 15 @Chickenhayl with 14 @Listori with 8 @Cwilk [EnderBoy 7] with 7 We're halfway through, which means it time to kick it into high gear. You could legitimately be only 15 posts away from 1st place. That's 15 short stories. That's 15 incredible poems. That's 15 amazing works of art. That's 15 lines in a Roleplay. That's 15 posts about posts. When I'm not at work I'm going to create another thread for us to share even more cool stuff. Make sure you're sticking around. See you soon!
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    @slightlyaboveaveragejoe I agree, though it's pretty exciting if you think about it in the way of "I'll never run out of anime to watch".
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    Sparkling Yellow Traffic Lights Before we sail to dreams and drive to dusk, we just might need a little stardust. So I'll introduce you to a certain place: an orange room, that's lost in time, and lost in space. It's faraway, but it's a cozy room. While under clean sheets, the month of June revealed through the orange drapes. Facing the bed, a closet, shut with tape. A desk on your right, with modest design; caught by your nose, a scent of pine. Through a newly-formed sliver in the drapes, onto the closet door, a ray escapes. The monochromatic spark of light this beam projected is a pretty sight. This created flicker dances around to the rhythm of outside traffic lights. As cars pass by, the light jumps up. I view this spark with luck in my eyes; to catch this sight well-unconveyed by rhymes. This orange room and surrounding lights make me humble to get to spend the night. I'll see you tomorrow morning, I hope. If not with my eye, then with a telescope. Imagine yellow street lights across the globe, beating a pulse, connecting our own still monochromatic and beautiful world. Imagine a single traffic light, taking shelter from the rain drops that intermix. Falling xylophone-esque ticks. As a drop passes through a crevice, the imaginary street lights reminisce of a time they were all linked together In that orange room that's secluded, forever. Good night
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    I like to think I see wonder in little indescribable things, too
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    This morning started pretty miserably, with me just missing the bus, almost losing my headphones, and the train leaving right in front of me. But while I was on the next train, I could see a rainbow for a few seconds which made my way to work and this morning a bit more bearable. 🌈
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    I just had to sing for ten hours... Ouch. Also for any BTS fans, my friend is ranting about wanting to go to their concert right now.
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    @slightlyaboveaveragejoe I am sure I'll keep it for a while, I think it's fun to see the world around you like this. ☀️ Yes, there are always new and interesting stories that come to my mind, or questions noone else would ask. Usually it's seen as very childish though, so I don't share these thoughts very often.
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    Nice joke. It's alright, I can figure it out.
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    @slightlyaboveaveragejoe Oh, of course! I have this kind of attitude towards everything, actually. I grew up with "talking" to things and giving them kind of a personality and such. And I've kept the idea of it and still think about the world around me like that (not in a crazy way, more in a "I respect objects and try be resourceful and careful with everything I have" way). I've thought about what this little cushion might experience on its windy journey, too! A brave and fleece-y adventurer that took its chance to go and see the world... how exciting! ⭐
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    @Chickenhayl That must have been quite the experience at least. And thankfully we didn't get much rain but the snow melt refroze this morning @Listori I like the attitude you take on your chair cover though, that's awesome! I'm just imagining the fun stories you could make up about a chair cover that flew around the country, tossed by storms and such.
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    Knock knock. Who's there? Meteor along with Aka Sensei and Kanesaki! ...Well that sucks. Haha... that was funny. (Not really >-<)
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    @Chickenhayl That would explain the dead voice, but congrats on your win! What did you elect to sing? Anything important to you? @Cwilk [EnderBoy 7] Ahh, yes, that would make more sense. And that's awesome, you don't need an interesting reason to do things, just a reason that drives you I do agree though, that eight bit style is very nostalgic. Games I definitely got to grow up on, and that haven't left us yet @Listori Yep, you've got it, share away, keeper of stories, librarian in training!
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    Ohh, a topic where we can share simple things from our lives and meet new people? I like! ♥ I've been wanting to post some things for a while but didn't know where, so maybe this is finally the place!
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    Eastern Regionals is basically a competition thing in the Eastern states where if you get in you have to practice for two days (with five pieces of music) and then have a concert. It is fun, it just gets painful after a while. Technically, I did win since I got in.
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    I was just in Eastern Reigonals.
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    @Sunnilybright We just opened up a new one!! Took us a while but we finally made it We're hoping to get it up on Twitch soon, stay tuned!
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    Everyone can give me evidence on if the bomber is Kanesaki (which is who I'm saying it is) or against this theory. Go crazy, but provide evidence in your posts.
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    My guess of who the bomber could be would have to be Kanesaki (the teacher). My evidence is that his aspiration is to be lazy and he is stuck with supervising a high school idol group. He also only appears in a few points in time, all in which seem suspicious. He arrives with another idol group and says that he didn't remember that they would be there. That could imply that they were going to discuss something that he didn't want the Star Blush Girls to hear?
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    This post... honestly kinda goes into a much deeper section of Invalidation... It kinda hits home about what BSS stands for and why it means so much to me. But I'll put it into a different section as others responded to my previous post before I was finished. And it would be wrong to place this there after their answers. Culture in college especially can be quite toxic or quite graphic. Or maybe I'm just too different from anyone who's in my "grade". Sexual references, drugs, swearing are very common among my peers especially the not quite mature males and often is something I am exposed to. Being in the science field right now, doesn't exactly help with that either. And no matter how I choose to react to what I'm exposed to, any complainants or requests I have are left forgotten or ignored. One in particular admits ignorance and yet he said that he'd still tell someone who's suffering something invalidating to their face just because it's funny or the way he sees the world. So, what do I do?... Who's crazy? Me when I try to hold on, or maybe when I try to play along? Neither seems right, and always is accompanied by pain. What's crazy? Abandoning acquaintanceship once and for all, or maybe trying to be near them at all? It's hard to feel close to those who don't want to understand... They say to make friends, But I'd ask, what does that even mean? (Referencing pattern to the song "Who's crazy/ My psycho-pharmacologist and I" from the musical Next to Normal.) I'm sorry... I know I don't like dealing with it, so why am I trying to reach out and share the pain? I don't want to share the pain... I just want help, and I don't know how else to explain except by sharing... But when I tried telling someone else who I trusted they asked me why I even shared it since they didn't want to see it, and only proliferated the pain... Yet, that's not all. I know I've said this before, but I deeply feel emotions. And I can feel the pain and the joy, the love and hurt of others as if it was my own. And it's a painful blessing. In college, tough issues have been addressed. This time, it was about cancer, and while our professor told us about a story of his neighbor who had it, I had to run out of the room (literally) to avoid melting down from a tsunami of sadness and pain. I don't get it... You guys talk about how you can control your emotions. But I can't do that! I couldn't help but weep for her... And I tried for a majority part of class to not panic about the subject as a whole and to stay to get the notes and be like everyone else and not cause a rukus. I even had to put in my headphones trying to keep the peace just enough to hold on which is pretty rude to do right? But I couldn't. And I can't. I can't stop these feelings, they are too strong. It doesn't mean I don't atleast try to control my actions but I can't do what you guys do... Am I really that crazy?... Am I so weak and fragile that I cry at what others didn't? Yet, only three people actually cared to see if I was okay. I get that it's not like they should or anything... But If I had left sooner, would anyone have asked at all? Constantly wistfully, Someone comes close to me, asking me, "what's going on?" or blasting right past me, with no sense of compassion or empathy, and honestly? It's uncanny, passively grasping for some kind of tapestry that could tell me, not overwhelm me, for an answer of why they abandon me, while I am frantically panicking while holding a crying smile, waiting patiently, lingering to hope of the day, the way, to say and not be forgot, by those who care about me. (P.S. ^ Poem of Closing provided by the help of the Holy Spirit)
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    Well, while talking with Jesse about an issue on my mind, he noticed that within the span of three seconds that I had unconsciously invalidated myself or my feelings/situation. And while writing this, had done it again hilariously enough. Or maybe not so hilariously. >.>; So let me tell a small story for a bit of context. In the field of science, many are focused on leaving a legacy or being the first who makes a discovery. One of my professors even told us that scientists in academics are often based on their worth and prestige on how many papers that they release and have behind their name. Yet anywhere I turn, I find that I seem different since I only desire to help be a part of the solution to a problem. It's not about being the one who is remembered in history, but rather being someone who got us to find a way to save lives or improve them. That's not something I hear others say, and it's something that makes me feel like I'm in the wrong since that's not what you are supposed to aim for. In summary, I always feel so different and that being different in the way that I am is wrong. In many ways, this is something I think has been programmed into my mind since I was young as you guys might know a small bit about. So do you have any advice, in particular, on ways to help lovingly confront my subconscious thoughts?
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    The song Ok so this is the first time I've ever recorded myself and shared it. So any criticism is happily accepted. I've only been playing ukulele for a few months. And I know my singing isn't the best. Anyways thanks for listening to it. Have a good day. 😁😁 also if you guys actually (for whatever reason) liked it, I'd be happy trying different songs, and maybe start to improve. (Also sorry if this category is only for static P or CDVNL songs)
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    Hello and welcome to the community!
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    Hiya! I've been a fan of Static-P music for a little less than a year from now, and I checked out the Static-P Plus streams back in summer, but I discovered the actually active BSS channel just today. And unless it's nighttime for me, I plan on making an appearance in the next stream! If you want to know a little bit about me, I'm an artist, you can find, like, 3 pieces on my Twitter twitter.com/MidnightCwilk (which I set up at the start of this year, I hope to be more active soon) and from that you can also conclude that I mainly do pixel art. Uh, what else? I like math I guess. And I'm a biiiiggg fan of fictional worlds and atmospheres, moreso creating them. Making a fully-fledged game is pretty much the end-goal of my life. About my multiple aliases: Cwilk is meant to be pronounced Swilk, but Kwilk is okay too; I use EnderBoy 7 as my Google account, so you'll find me on streams under that name; finally, as to avoid confusion, you can all just call me Matt Yeah, that's about it. I hope to be a part of this community for a little while, as it looks very warm and welcoming ;D yo no way you can change colors?
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    Hello and Welcome here on the forum. I hope you can make it to the stream although don't stay up way too late for that if you have to wake up early at the morning. Very nice, keep it up and most importantly, have fun with it Fictional worlds are always interesting because everyone can have a different point view on the same thing. It's even fun to discuss. Yes it seems you can change the colors even I have never tried before
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    Welcome here and please enjoy your time around. It's nice if you find it important since it's pretty awesome on it's own way. Just as you are. Have a great day
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    Yeah, it's been circulating for a while now.
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    Mhh, I guess my all time favourite, or a book I feel good with, a book that I like to be connected to me, is "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern. It speaks to me on many levels; the diverse but connected characters; the way, the story is build; the feeling of the book itself; and most importantly, the fascinating world in which I can immerse in. Everything is perfect in this book, for me. 🖤
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    I wanna agree with you on that, which generally that is the case. But some people shouldn't figure out the truth cause it nullifies their thoughts and emotions. But ye it's not gonna be stuck this way forever, but i don't see any hope for all these people until either the next generation or a few after. A lot of depression nowadays is because of relationships, most people that are about 20 now have sought after a relationship because that's how they thought life would turn out, most parents were like, "You'll get a wife/husband and live happily ever." But the divorce rate just keeps rising. But RIP the future, not knowing what depression feels like sometimes ain't a good thing, but idk - I'm half asleep rn.
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    It had been a while since I listened to "A Message To Pop Culture" and I had forgot how awesome it was! It really does have a great message to it- especially nowadays, it's more prevalent than ever for people to think for themselves, and not be controlled or influenced by the world that tries to manipulate them. What a great message to put into a song! Keep up the good work, Joe!
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    No, they're mostly in the debris and witness testimony, but I don't think we've checked the table. In all honesty though I doubt that thy would be. As of this writing the final character had only just been introduced. Would seem a shame to show all the cards before everyone was dealt a hand.
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    thanks for all the welcome i gave my friend the snail for Christmas and he loved it! the snail's been named Squishy and being well taken care of.
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    I would've posted this on the Don't Worry Wednesday section but felt that it's more suitable here. For the Don't Worry Wednesday podcast, the description states the date of live stream as May 9, 2017 instead of 2018. The descriptions that state the year as 2017 are the ones that are for "How do I Save Money?", "How do I find a place in this world?", "Friend Overstaying Welcome", and "Problem About a Friend". I think this should be fixed to the correct year.
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