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BBHP : (18 February 2018 - 11:10 PM) Thanks!!
endlessly. : (18 February 2018 - 10:50 PM) 125x185 :)
BBHP : (18 February 2018 - 10:39 PM) Anyone know the standard size for a HPFF featured story cover image?
jellybean jones : (18 February 2018 - 01:01 PM) you must be getting the tail end of the blizzard we had last night
cheriechapstick : (18 February 2018 - 10:49 AM) It's snowing :| literally yesterday was like in the fifties and we've dropped like to 3 inches of snow.
prongsbeak : (18 February 2018 - 08:48 AM) it was my mom with a gastroenteritis but she's getting better slowly... :)
Ophelia Weasley : (18 February 2018 - 12:38 AM) Yikes! Hope all is ok. It is tough. Both my dad and sister were in over the holidays. It was rough.
prongsbeak : (17 February 2018 - 10:07 PM) spending four hours in an hospital is tough...
Lady Plantag... : (17 February 2018 - 07:22 PM) I live in earthquake country, and I always get so paranoid about them. I'm glad you're OK!
snicket! : (17 February 2018 - 01:52 PM) i am pretty sure i was eating at the time ngl :'D
oz. : (17 February 2018 - 01:49 PM) "this is expensive!" [earthquake] "the earth agrees"
snicket! : (17 February 2018 - 01:05 PM) omg i was literally out shopping at that time and didn't feel a thing :P
oz. : (17 February 2018 - 11:30 AM) they probably never will
hamylton. : (17 February 2018 - 10:44 AM) it's now gone down to either a 4.2 or 4.4 (no one seems to be agreeing)
oz. : (17 February 2018 - 10:29 AM) not even a chair ! weak omg

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