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Lady Plantag... : (23 May 2017 - 11:25 PM) I just got one of those fidget spinners. I hope it doesn't prevent me from making a graphics comeback! It lights up, so this could be dangerous! :lol:
caomoyl : (23 May 2017 - 04:22 PM) 10 days left to claim your May Vault points!
prongs : (23 May 2017 - 01:46 PM) v thanks! ^_^
deuce : (23 May 2017 - 01:32 PM) nantes is skittery according to the big bad masterlist of names ;)
prongs : (23 May 2017 - 01:23 PM) btw I've been lookking through the name masterlist and I can't find the artist nantes... I'm trying to get back into writing again and I wanted to remake the CI she made for me...
prongs : (23 May 2017 - 01:09 PM) it's awful that people go to enjoy a concert and some never get out just because some people aren't sane!
starbuck. : (23 May 2017 - 10:31 AM) that's amazing
beyond the rain : (23 May 2017 - 08:54 AM) a woman's taken in over fifty children who haven't found their parents and i honestly think that's so uplifting in a time like this
beyond the rain : (23 May 2017 - 08:53 AM) thanks guys <3 also if anyone was affected and needs to talk, just PM me. I mean Manchester is a really friendly place anyway, i don't think i could go back again, but it makes me so happy knowing how ppl have pulled together in a time like this
seraphine. : (23 May 2017 - 08:52 AM) glad you're alright bex, i hope everyone is okay! <3 nice to see how people united in the midst of all this violence
starbuck. : (23 May 2017 - 08:50 AM) bex (and to anyone else affected by this :I) :hug:
saturn. : (23 May 2017 - 07:32 AM) I don't know if we have anyone else that was at the show last night, but I hope you're all okay! I'm so glad you're okay, Bex. <3
beyond the rain : (23 May 2017 - 06:31 AM) Thanks guys, one thing i will say is emergency services were so quick to respond, and so many people took in all the children that couldnt find their parents, and taxis were offering free rides home, ppl really pulled together
Illuminate : (23 May 2017 - 05:55 AM) I hope everyone's OK xxx this awful violence has to end.
deuce : (23 May 2017 - 05:27 AM) Hope ur ok bex <3

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