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and peggy : (19 August 2017 - 08:32 PM) lol ed
panacea. : (19 August 2017 - 05:52 PM) i was craving mexican so i went grocery shopping
deuce : (19 August 2017 - 03:34 PM) obi-wan movie :D ewan not confirmed yet :(
panacea. : (19 August 2017 - 12:34 PM) arthur is extremely good looking in merlin
caomoyl : (19 August 2017 - 12:03 PM) I just spent over 4 hours painting my shed. I need a nap
Lady Plantag... : (18 August 2017 - 11:17 PM) I decided to start watching Merlin again, from Season 1. :eat:
panacea. : (18 August 2017 - 06:55 PM) i'm so tired. all i can do is binge watch friends
Gryffin_Duck : (18 August 2017 - 02:43 PM) Imgur worked. Thanks!
prongs : (18 August 2017 - 11:41 AM) i usually use imgur to upload graphics... :)
caomoyl : (18 August 2017 - 11:35 AM) You could always just use a url shortener if it's too long
Gryffin_Duck : (18 August 2017 - 11:34 AM) Thanks! I've always used tinypic because the URLs wind up being really short. I tend to have very long summaries on my stories.
caomoyl : (18 August 2017 - 11:33 AM) Tinypic is just evil. Try imgbox or nickpick instead
Gryffin_Duck : (18 August 2017 - 11:17 AM) Is anyone else having issues getting things to upload on tinypic? Every time I upload, it either claims to upload correctly and then gives me a "this image has been moved" image on the link. Or it just fails completely. I've tried it in both Chrome and Safari.
starbuck. : (18 August 2017 - 08:04 AM) btw i'm looking forward to seeing all of your entries in the big bad tda headers challenge :creepy: :creepy: :sean:
starbuck. : (18 August 2017 - 08:03 AM) no you're not :P happy birthday :queen:

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