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Photoshopfreak : (28 April 2017 - 10:19 PM) That moment a company doesn't have that great of a server and there are probably 100,000 people trying to order things all at once. So it takes you 36 minutes just to get to the product screen.
prongs : (28 April 2017 - 07:33 PM) ugh how I hate text... :hide:
legendson : (28 April 2017 - 02:27 AM) the images are all watermarked :/
milominderbi... : (27 April 2017 - 06:08 PM) *first thing
milominderbi... : (27 April 2017 - 06:08 PM) it looks like he has a fansite with a gallery! if you google 'nice mirallegro fansite' it's the first time to come up ^_^
legendson : (27 April 2017 - 02:41 PM) Nico*
legendson : (27 April 2017 - 02:37 PM) guys, I need some help! Does anyone know where I can get un-watermarked images of Nice Mirallegro?
nancy drew. : (27 April 2017 - 02:19 PM) My work's getting super crazy right now too, I feel ya. :/ I'm writing something like 15,000 words of instructional content a week, and it's suuuuuper boring!
arrietty. : (27 April 2017 - 12:54 PM) ME TOO. My work situation has been soooo stressful, and my personal life hasn't been the steadiest, but I'm so ready for everything to die down so I can take a break and crank some things out! :)
klutzy_kara : (27 April 2017 - 12:29 PM) yes def!! I've been dying to make things but it's so hard to find time. But at the same time end of the year always seems like the best time to procrastinate :P
beyond the rain : (27 April 2017 - 10:43 AM) i think that's bc its exam season or will be really soon - hopefully things will pick up as we get closer to summer! :D
nancy drew. : (27 April 2017 - 08:02 AM) It's been so quiet around here lately! How's everyone been?
Stille Nacht : (26 April 2017 - 07:10 PM) HELP! Does anyone have any idea where I can get some usable pics of Gabrielle Union?
beyond the rain : (26 April 2017 - 06:42 PM) so far we've had no featured artist nominations, and the deadline's today guys!!!
ForgottenFace : (26 April 2017 - 04:02 AM) Vote for the new rotators! http://the-dark-arts...howtopic=132744

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