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Photoshopfreak : (15 August 2017 - 11:39 AM) But.... #my5yearoldstartsschoolthisyear
Photoshopfreak : (15 August 2017 - 11:38 AM) #yayfornotbeinginschool
deuce : (15 August 2017 - 10:27 AM) or on the paper im due by friday ,,, that's my major 'eugh' rn im just no
deuce : (15 August 2017 - 10:26 AM) im more... im ready for what it's gun entail i just don't want to effort on this retake exams
beyond the rain : (14 August 2017 - 07:23 PM) i feel you there ed, im ready to start uni again...im just not ready for what its gonna entail
deuce : (14 August 2017 - 05:33 PM) i am so ready for the new uni year !! im not ready for the exams i get to take before that lmao
Photoshopfreak : (14 August 2017 - 03:37 PM) Haven't seen any spoilers in the cbox! Just saying that it's uber good. And yes. WoW is World of Warcraft. :)
panacea. : (14 August 2017 - 01:12 PM) Thanks deuce! And isn't the ep amazing?!! I can't wait for the next one! I've heard there are only 9 episodes in this season
deuce : (14 August 2017 - 12:18 PM) and WoW is Warcraft (unless im v wrong)
deuce : (14 August 2017 - 12:18 PM) well i am doing the watching rn ehehhehe
page thirteen. : (14 August 2017 - 12:01 PM) guys, please remember GOT doesn't air until monday nights over here :/
panacea. : (14 August 2017 - 11:52 AM) what's wow?
Photoshopfreak : (14 August 2017 - 11:25 AM) Now time for a little WoW.
Photoshopfreak : (14 August 2017 - 09:47 AM) Yahp.
panacea. : (14 August 2017 - 09:40 AM) You need to watch it deuce! otherwise you'll miss important Jany moments!!

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    Sorry for not being active. For what feels like the longest time I've been on breaks and now that I don't have Photoshop, I realize how I miss it. Hope I get Photoshop soon so I can start making graphics. Maybe not having Photoshop is a good way to get back into graphics, let's hope so at least :)

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