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bittersweetf... : (27 August 2014 - 02:56 AM) the base? oh, good luck. <3
invidia : (27 August 2014 - 02:13 AM) Blah. I have to go back to the base tomorrow. T_T I had so much fun at home ;-;
invidia : (27 August 2014 - 02:12 AM) Blah. I got tag
Antiquity : (26 August 2014 - 10:09 PM) check my entry (again)! :P
Antiquity : (26 August 2014 - 09:28 PM) maze mods maze mods check my entry!! :D
Schultz. : (26 August 2014 - 08:14 PM) Omg they're creepy as hell e_______e w h y
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golden. : (26 August 2014 - 06:25 PM) Lol :P They're out in force today - bing, yahoo, google and google mobile, lucky us ;)
Lostmyheart : (26 August 2014 - 06:18 PM) ah :D haha when I first saw them I thought someone had chosen Google as a username xD
golden. : (26 August 2014 - 06:10 PM) It's those sites' bot creepers, they're no harm :P
Lostmyheart : (26 August 2014 - 06:05 PM) when it says google and bing down at the online members, what does it mean?
NadiaWeasley : (26 August 2014 - 05:26 PM) wow people who finished the maze *bows down*
a.skitty : (26 August 2014 - 04:37 PM) september 2nd = 7 to 8 hours of work then 2 hours of korean chinese and japanese woo ;-;
chupacabra. : (26 August 2014 - 03:02 PM) when laptop dies: buy new one #1stworldproblems
Schultz. : (26 August 2014 - 02:34 PM) Omg I know the feeling I need to send off my laptop to be fixed ;_;

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The TDA Maze

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The oldest archive for fanfiction related to the World of Harry Potter, with over 75,000 stories.

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The place to discuss fanfiction, the Harry Potter fandom, and writing.

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