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cheriechapstick : (23 September 2018 - 03:17 PM) then got distracted with job applications because i cant use my grandpas funeral as an excuse to not send them in now that its over and i need to get a job :
cheriechapstick : (23 September 2018 - 03:16 PM) Ironically I literally pulled my mouse out so that i could do the hard cuts haha
rock&rol... : (23 September 2018 - 03:01 PM) (I'm really bad/lazy/refuse-to-get-a-mouse at hard cutting anyway...)
rock&rol... : (23 September 2018 - 03:00 PM) SAME. might have to get creative...
cheriechapstick : (23 September 2018 - 02:12 PM) I dont know if its just me and my broken hands but I'm having a really hard time hard cutting animated screencaps because they are so straight edges
Newt Scamander. : (23 September 2018 - 09:44 AM) does anyone else have a utomik account? x
rock&rol... : (22 September 2018 - 12:06 PM) I'm making dinner and I'm suuuuuper garlicky
jellybean jones : (22 September 2018 - 11:38 AM) maybe when i'm back from my errands if you're still around!!
Newt Scamander. : (22 September 2018 - 10:59 AM) Anyone wanna come play games with me in the rec room? <3
Newt Scamander. : (22 September 2018 - 10:58 AM) they're evil little things! :devil:
ShadowRose : (22 September 2018 - 10:53 AM) y'all make me feel better about my hatred of them :silly:
jellybean jones : (22 September 2018 - 10:39 AM) its fine i was going to make other things but i've made two cis for my gallery instead and i'm like well okay.
Newt Scamander. : (22 September 2018 - 10:13 AM) i agree Kris!! :lol: I can't make them to save a life!
starbuck. : (22 September 2018 - 10:11 AM) i don't know why'd anyone willingly make icons anyhow
ShadowRose : (22 September 2018 - 09:30 AM) since the time that i told myself i was gonna buckle down and finally make a stupid icon set, i have made two banners, a signature, a chapter image, 3 character aesthetics, and... zero icons. #whoops

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