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Newt Scamander. : (21 August 2018 - 07:11 PM) I did read that Amy and I'm going to try and apply it, but it's me and I fail :lol:
rock&rol... : (21 August 2018 - 02:25 PM) ahh amazing <3
hamylton. : (21 August 2018 - 02:18 PM) I did a quick answer in my Q&A Thread, +here
rock&rol... : (21 August 2018 - 01:20 PM) omg please I need to find out how to make people not look like they had an accident with a tangerine
hamylton. : (21 August 2018 - 05:15 AM) I'm writing a tutorial on them! Maybe that will help??
Newt Scamander. : (20 August 2018 - 11:43 PM) So I've been here for 8 years and I've not once done a successful colorization or been able to follow Tuta on them - I officially suck.
rock&rol... : (19 August 2018 - 07:39 PM) I'm so excited about posting a new gallery I need to SHOUT ABOUT IT but also it's nearly 2am and that would be inappropriate
Newt Scamander. : (19 August 2018 - 07:01 AM) I'm not sure either, I know Jennifer Love Hewitt ia in season 2, but here's fingers crossed.
klutzy_kara : (17 August 2018 - 07:44 AM) ahhh I love them too Karni! but sadly I don't think Connie Britton signed on for season 2?? not sure tho
Newt Scamander. : (16 August 2018 - 10:20 AM) OMG... So I'm rewatching Deathly Hallows part 2... And I only just realised.... The last thing Snape said to harry was "look at me" followed by "you have your mothers eyes" .... He wanted to the last thing he seen before he died was Lily's eyes!!! Why have I never noticed this before OMG!!!
darker side... : (16 August 2018 - 10:16 AM) Never min
darker side... : (16 August 2018 - 10:15 AM) Anyone else having trouble with the security codes. I'm trying to retrieve my password and every code I put in is wrong even though it's exactly as it is written
Newt Scamander. : (16 August 2018 - 05:56 AM) Abbey and buck from 9-1-1 :cry: so beautiful
klutzy_kara : (15 August 2018 - 10:19 AM) what's the ship? :-)
Newt Scamander. : (15 August 2018 - 08:33 AM) OMG guys I have a new ship and they're adorbs and I love them :cry:

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