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Newt Scamander. : (21 July 2018 - 12:23 PM) is anyone else having trouble signing in over at hpft archive tonight? it continues telling me wrong password and i've just reset it... twice...
Newt Scamander. : (21 July 2018 - 12:20 PM) oh well, it was about time it got fixed really... the charger is plugged in 24/7 when a new battery for my old trusty ancient is only $50 maximum :lol: it needs upgrading, still chilling on windows 7 :lol: and it needs the most mega clean out in history... its lags and is slow like you wouldn't believe, but it still works so I don't need a new one, just needs fixing :lol:
jellybean jones : (21 July 2018 - 12:01 PM) oh noo!
Newt Scamander. : (21 July 2018 - 11:31 AM) noo graphics for me for up to seven days, potentially 10 depending if repairer is ultra busy ... :cry:
cheriechapstick : (20 July 2018 - 06:12 PM) yes you do! :P
jellybean jones : (20 July 2018 - 03:57 PM) that just reminds me i need to go get poster board
cheriechapstick : (20 July 2018 - 03:31 PM) Thanks! :D I can't wait to start writing again, I got about 10k into it for nano two years ago and i love the story.
Newt Scamander. : (20 July 2018 - 02:24 PM) I think that;s pretty cool :hug:
cheriechapstick : (20 July 2018 - 02:11 PM) i recently picked up one of my personal novels and I'm redeveloping the entire concept and I'm like WHY AM I DOING THIS TO MYSELF. but I'm super happy with the redevelopments so far.
Newt Scamander. : (20 July 2018 - 02:09 PM) il'll need it lol - already got 6 of the 12 - 15 characters I need :lol:
cheriechapstick : (20 July 2018 - 02:08 PM) GOOD LUCK.
Newt Scamander. : (20 July 2018 - 12:05 PM) I'm gonna make it lol :lol: here goes ten days of OMG nostaliga :lol: because i'm gong right back lol I just hope I have it right because Im not sure if i'm allowed to insert a banner into the summary of my series at HPFT ?
cheriechapstick : (20 July 2018 - 11:55 AM) i dont even know the first thing about animation unfortunately.
Newt Scamander. : (20 July 2018 - 10:14 AM) it'll be a '100' banner lol
Newt Scamander. : (20 July 2018 - 10:11 AM) is there any artists around who still do animation? who may potentially be interested in a banner request? :P I'm way too lazy :lol:

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