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obscurus : (17 August 2017 - 05:40 AM) why am i a veteren artist lol
obscurus : (17 August 2017 - 05:39 AM) yay well done, so happy to see everyone succeeding
beyond the rain : (17 August 2017 - 04:08 AM) Also, my sister got her first choice at uni and got an A in one of her subjects!! Proud sister moment
beyond the rain : (17 August 2017 - 04:06 AM) Gimp crashes all the time for me so i feel ur pain
Newt Scamander. : (17 August 2017 - 03:27 AM) awwww :
archer. : (16 August 2017 - 11:33 PM) I was so sad too cuz the coloring was so pretty and I wanted to take off the text and post it witout it :[
Newt Scamander. : (16 August 2017 - 11:04 PM) Worst feeling! I've done it a few times and with requests and that's the most frustrating thing to do! 
archer. : (16 August 2017 - 10:57 PM) im so upset right now. i didn't save my psd correctly now i only have the image and no layers. :[
panacea. : (16 August 2017 - 05:47 PM) i'm so exhausted from being emotionally overwhlemed and excited about got
Photoshopfreak : (16 August 2017 - 05:01 PM) #storyofmylife
Photoshopfreak : (16 August 2017 - 05:00 PM) I always am, tbh. :(
panacea. : (16 August 2017 - 03:49 PM) Amanda I can imagine you being super confused, lost and overwhelmed.
Photoshopfreak : (16 August 2017 - 03:41 PM) I don't know.
caomoyl : (16 August 2017 - 02:46 PM) omg what is happening
deuce : (16 August 2017 - 02:40 PM) i finished my paper and it's bad hoorah ><

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