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page thirteen. : (23 July 2017 - 10:21 AM) omg gdi i was watching that game to zero you >|
adorkable : (22 July 2017 - 11:44 PM) we finally made it to 40?! good job team!!!
seraphine. : (22 July 2017 - 07:58 PM) started it!
klutzy_kara : (22 July 2017 - 07:41 PM) we used to but we don't anymore! could def bring it back!
floralprint : (22 July 2017 - 07:35 PM) and i am SO on board for a stranger things challenge, i'm obsessed
floralprint : (22 July 2017 - 07:35 PM) nice job! :D
heckie : (22 July 2017 - 07:35 PM) oooh that would be fun
seraphine. : (22 July 2017 - 07:34 PM) did we ever have that game where we all try to write a story with each person adding on a phrase or a line or s/t to whatever the person before wrote
seraphine. : (22 July 2017 - 07:32 PM) haha that was very ninja-y of us
klutzy_kara : (22 July 2017 - 07:27 PM) so glad to see some life in the forum games, I feel like we need some new ones
klutzy_kara : (22 July 2017 - 07:27 PM) omg a literal miracle!!!
heckie : (22 July 2017 - 07:26 PM) ty for being so speedy with me ramya
seraphine. : (22 July 2017 - 07:24 PM) YOU GUYS WE MADE IT TO 40
seraphine. : (22 July 2017 - 07:16 PM) i watched half of it and then got too busy bc school :c
klutzy_kara : (22 July 2017 - 07:09 PM) low-key still haven't watched stranger things even tho I've heard such awesome things about it..

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