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starbuck. : (24 April 2018 - 04:02 PM) everyone votes :)
nomad : (24 April 2018 - 03:52 PM) since I haven't entered LGMS in literal years I can't remember: is a poll posted for everyone on TDA to vote in, or do only the judges/staff/mods vote in it?
hamylton. : (24 April 2018 - 05:34 AM) Grace you should totally enter! Just look at some tuts! I swear it's simple!
choobacca : (23 April 2018 - 09:59 PM) check out the new travel photography thread! :D :D :D http://the-dark-arts...howtopic=138888
empyreal. : (23 April 2018 - 09:06 PM) ouhh so excited to see everyone's entries!! esp since I have no idea how to colorize :P
nomad : (23 April 2018 - 08:00 PM) i am too!
hamylton. : (23 April 2018 - 06:16 PM) but I'm so excited to see everyone's entries!
hamylton. : (23 April 2018 - 05:46 PM) I change my mind on my lgms daily so it's taking a while to submit :P
Photoshopfreak : (23 April 2018 - 05:23 PM) I love the fact that my roommates are trying to diagnose me with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Photoshopfreak : (23 April 2018 - 04:32 PM) Husband is away. Just a bunch of blah that I do not feel strong enough to handle right now.
Photoshopfreak : (23 April 2018 - 04:32 PM) I would enter, but probably won't be able to keep up with it. Roommate drama still ongoing. Oldest acting out at school. Taking him to the doctor tomorrow.
starbuck. : (23 April 2018 - 04:28 PM) Also, i love blankets and decorative pillows :dumbles:
starbuck. : (23 April 2018 - 04:27 PM) Everyone should enter LGMS :sean:
prongsie : (23 April 2018 - 11:32 AM) blankets are my weakness  :loves:
Lady Plantag... : (22 April 2018 - 04:28 PM) Those stores are definitely dangerous! I can spend way too much time in Bed Bath and Beyond (and too much money!)

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