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a little life. : (23 June 2017 - 04:46 AM) congrats rachel! <33
nancy drew. : (22 June 2017 - 09:46 PM) ♥ ♥ ♥
Jayde. : (22 June 2017 - 06:59 PM) YAY! Congratulations, sis! <3
mockingjay : (22 June 2017 - 04:04 PM) Huge congrats Rachel!
ailhsa : (22 June 2017 - 03:58 PM) Congratulations, Rachel!
nancy drew. : (22 June 2017 - 03:42 PM) Ahhh, thank you! I'm kind of shaking at (my current) work and trying not to give it away. :P
Lady Plantag... : (22 June 2017 - 03:35 PM) Congrats to you!!!
BrokenButterfly : (22 June 2017 - 03:32 PM) Congrats!
seraphine. : (22 June 2017 - 03:21 PM) yay congrats!!!
nancy drew. : (22 June 2017 - 03:15 PM) :D
bewitching. : (22 June 2017 - 01:08 PM) Means i have to download PS again :(
bewitching. : (22 June 2017 - 01:08 PM) I get my new laptop tomorrow
caomoyl : (22 June 2017 - 12:28 PM) I'll keep my fingers crossed that it does
deuce : (22 June 2017 - 12:27 PM) we're dropping in temp tomorrow? or are meant too but i have no hope lmao

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Staff Artists

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HPFF Requests

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Forum Graphic Requests

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Avatars, signatures and blinkies, here we come. This is your one-stop forum for your forum accessories.

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Resource Arena

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Last Graphic Maker Standing

Challenges based off the LIMS challenges on LiveJournal. Who will fight it out to the end?

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Inspire Me!

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Has your muse run away? This place is the cure for a lack of inspiration.

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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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