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milominderbi... : (29 May 2017 - 08:23 AM) eek, i am running out of time to finish the UC
prongs : (28 May 2017 - 06:26 AM) v thanks Kristina! ^_^ yeah it's to re-request a CI... :)
starbuck. : (28 May 2017 - 03:55 AM) if this is regarding a re-request, you should wait two weeks and if they haven't replied in that time, you're free to re-request without their permission
prongs : (27 May 2017 - 09:18 PM) hey guys how long does a person normally waits for a reply from an artist? I've sent a PM to skittery this last tuesday and she hasn't replied yet... :/
caomoyl : (27 May 2017 - 01:45 PM) Less than a week left to claim your May Vault points!
bewitching. : (27 May 2017 - 08:21 AM) hey guys :) How is everyone?
deuce : (27 May 2017 - 04:09 AM) yesss
nyx : (26 May 2017 - 11:17 PM) doesn't tanzen mean dance in german
deuce : (26 May 2017 - 07:33 PM) kris,,, i have one thing to say,,,, T A N Z E N
TreacleTart : (26 May 2017 - 07:28 PM) I finally made something yesterday. A colorization. The first graphic in ages. Then I started a CI and my muse immediately died
starbuck. : (26 May 2017 - 06:22 PM) :dance:
starbuck. : (26 May 2017 - 06:21 PM) thanks ed now i'm listening to verka
starbuck. : (26 May 2017 - 06:19 PM) :loves:
deuce : (26 May 2017 - 06:18 PM) ... but verka
starbuck. : (26 May 2017 - 05:14 PM) i didn't ask for a hard challenge :cry: i decided to try that header again......

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    I really enjoyed BBLB this round. I'm glad I was able to participate the whole cycle! :)

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    currently v on edge, so I've decided to spend my night reading holtzbert ff because ghostbusters is life rn (and those two are the cutest)

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