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« Reply #12510 on: July 09, 2012, 05:14:45 PM »

His parents seemed to be loaded (from the DVD I watched), isn't that a Greek Orthodox thing?  Grin


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« Reply #12511 on: July 09, 2012, 05:42:54 PM »

Also, I love the smell of books.

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« Reply #12512 on: July 09, 2012, 09:22:43 PM »

His parents seemed to be loaded (from the DVD I watched), isn't that a Greek Orthodox thing?  Grin

It is, ain't it? My town's mayor's wife and kids are Greek Orthodox.
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« Reply #12513 on: July 10, 2012, 01:34:13 AM »

I hate insomnia. I can never fall asleep in a reasonable manner. I may start buying melatonin in bulk.
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« Reply #12514 on: July 10, 2012, 01:35:47 AM »

I don't have insomnia, although, strangely, I choose to stay up until a very late time, yet I still wake up reasonably early at around 9:00AM. I usually do not go to bed until about 3:00AM.
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« Reply #12515 on: July 10, 2012, 01:39:26 AM »

I may start buying melatonin in bulk.

Does it really work? Or maybe for some and not others?  Seems a bit too good to be true.
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« Reply #12516 on: July 10, 2012, 01:43:59 AM »

I may start buying melatonin in bulk.

Does it really work? Or maybe for some and not others?  Seems a bit too good to be true.

It's a naturally occurring hormone in the human body that helps regulate sleep cycles. I've never tried to take it supplementally before, but the people I know who do/have sing its praises. I'm truly to the point where I'm considering trying it. I've always had trouble falling asleep as long as I can remember. It's getting pretty old.
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« Reply #12517 on: July 10, 2012, 01:46:43 AM »

I may start buying melatonin in bulk.

Does it really work? Or maybe for some and not others?  Seems a bit too good to be true.

Yes and no.

If you suffer from insomnia due to a hormonal imbalance brought upon by jet lag, staying awake for stupid reasons and getting jet lag without ever entering a plane, yes.

Otherwise no. In fact, it is a bad idea as a long term strategy as you will find yourself screwing around with serotonin levels and the like.

People who give it to their kids as a natural sleeping aid should be tried in court.

Google around.
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« Reply #12518 on: July 10, 2012, 01:49:50 AM »

I may start buying melatonin in bulk.

Does it really work? Or maybe for some and not others?  Seems a bit too good to be true.

It's a naturally occurring hormone in the human body that helps regulate sleep cycles. I've never tried to take it supplementally before, but the people I know who do/have sing its praises. I'm truly to the point where I'm considering trying it. I've always had trouble falling asleep as long as I can remember. It's getting pretty old.

The old sleep hygiene methods will eradicate the worst insomnia. I suffered under it greatly and still do at times (I've gone up to about a week without much more than thirty minutes of sleep and months on end averaging about two hours a night and that was before the cocaine). But now I know that I am the primary cause of my insomnia when I experience it.

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« Reply #12519 on: July 10, 2012, 01:55:19 AM »

Thanks for the responses. 
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« Reply #12520 on: July 10, 2012, 01:59:04 AM »

I may start buying melatonin in bulk.

Does it really work? Or maybe for some and not others?  Seems a bit too good to be true.

It's a naturally occurring hormone in the human body that helps regulate sleep cycles. I've never tried to take it supplementally before, but the people I know who do/have sing its praises. I'm truly to the point where I'm considering trying it. I've always had trouble falling asleep as long as I can remember. It's getting pretty old.

The old sleep hygiene methods will eradicate the worst insomnia. I suffered under it greatly and still do at times (I've gone up to about a week without much more than thirty minutes of sleep and months on end averaging about two hours a night and that was before the cocaine). But now I know that I am the primary cause of my insomnia when I experience it.



Thanks for the tip. I've never heard of sleep hygeine methods. Off to Google...
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« Reply #12521 on: July 10, 2012, 02:01:02 AM »

So none of my friends want to go with me to an 8 hour Nolan Batman marathon on the 19th. Would it be super lame to go by myself?
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« Reply #12522 on: July 10, 2012, 02:01:23 AM »

I may start buying melatonin in bulk.

Does it really work? Or maybe for some and not others?  Seems a bit too good to be true.

It's a naturally occurring hormone in the human body that helps regulate sleep cycles. I've never tried to take it supplementally before, but the people I know who do/have sing its praises. I'm truly to the point where I'm considering trying it. I've always had trouble falling asleep as long as I can remember. It's getting pretty old.

The old sleep hygiene methods will eradicate the worst insomnia. I suffered under it greatly and still do at times (I've gone up to about a week without much more than thirty minutes of sleep and months on end averaging about two hours a night and that was before the cocaine). But now I know that I am the primary cause of my insomnia when I experience it.



Thanks for the tip. I've never heard of sleep hygeine methods. Off to Google...

I'll be glad to list the ones which work the best IME once you look around. Not doing them right now, but I am "jet lagged".
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« Reply #12523 on: July 10, 2012, 02:10:46 AM »

I may start buying melatonin in bulk.

Does it really work? Or maybe for some and not others?  Seems a bit too good to be true.

It's a naturally occurring hormone in the human body that helps regulate sleep cycles. I've never tried to take it supplementally before, but the people I know who do/have sing its praises. I'm truly to the point where I'm considering trying it. I've always had trouble falling asleep as long as I can remember. It's getting pretty old.

The old sleep hygiene methods will eradicate the worst insomnia. I suffered under it greatly and still do at times (I've gone up to about a week without much more than thirty minutes of sleep and months on end averaging about two hours a night and that was before the cocaine). But now I know that I am the primary cause of my insomnia when I experience it.



Thanks for the tip. I've never heard of sleep hygeine methods. Off to Google...

I'll be glad to list the ones which work the best IME once you look around. Not doing them right now, but I am "jet lagged".

That would be excellent. I'll PM you. Or you can PM me. Whenever. I'm reading about it.
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« Reply #12524 on: July 10, 2012, 08:25:10 AM »

So none of my friends want to go with me to an 8 hour Nolan Batman marathon on the 19th. Would it be super lame to go by myself?
Just do it already :p
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« Reply #12525 on: July 10, 2012, 08:36:07 AM »

I want to know why men think its a biological impulse to commit adultery.

Because it is. By our very nature we are not monogomous. Men were biologically designed to have several female partners. Hence why we can orgasm like every ten minutes whereas it takes nine months for one woman to have a child.
This is BS.

Explain why. If men were meant to be monogomous then how come we can orgasm so fast whereas it takes a woman nine months to have a child? The reason is because we were designed to impregnate several women. If men were meant to be monogomous then wouldn't you think that we would only be able to orgasm every nine months to be on the same pace as our wife?

Let me put it this way, and see if it helps you understand why everyone is all "Whaaa?":

You're equating apples and oranges... in this case: orgasms and gestation. They are two separate things entirely. And really, your argument works against you. Women can potentially orgasm in more rapid succession than men, in that females have a shorter refractory period. To put it bluntly: once a man orgasms, his body needs time to recover before arousal is possible again (adolescence notwithstanding  Wink ). On the other hand, once a woman orgasms, her body is still in a state of arousal.

It would be better for your argument against monogamy being biological if you took orgasms out of the equation entirely, and instead focused on what you hinted at earlier: the woman gestates a baby, and for 9 months at that, while the man remains physically unencumbered despite fathering a child or copious amounts of children. Even if a woman had multiple partners her potential yield of children remains relatively set. A man, however, could certainly increase his yield of children if he increased his partners.

I hope I'm clear as mud, because I can't bring myself to type orgasm one more time. Fin.

So does this mean I could have multiple partners?   laugh
I've never seen a plural marriage that actually works. Seems like they all breed jealousy and pain when some attachments inevitably become stronger than others. As Georg Simmel pointed out, a group of two has inherently different dynamics than a group of three or more (yay, I'm actually using something from Sociology class!)

Unless of course, you don't plan on sticking around and actually raising these evolutionary families with all of these women, in which case who cares? You're just arguing for scattering your seed like a mindless drone. Being a walking gonad might make sense mathematically but it's hardly a human life. Just buy yourself a new pair of socks and quit adding to the welfare state  Tongue
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« Reply #12526 on: July 10, 2012, 09:39:18 AM »

I want to know why men think its a biological impulse to commit adultery.

Because it is. By our very nature we are not monogomous. Men were biologically designed to have several female partners. Hence why we can orgasm like every ten minutes whereas it takes nine months for one woman to have a child.
This is BS.

Explain why. If men were meant to be monogomous then how come we can orgasm so fast whereas it takes a woman nine months to have a child? The reason is because we were designed to impregnate several women. If men were meant to be monogomous then wouldn't you think that we would only be able to orgasm every nine months to be on the same pace as our wife?

Let me put it this way, and see if it helps you understand why everyone is all "Whaaa?":

You're equating apples and oranges... in this case: orgasms and gestation. They are two separate things entirely. And really, your argument works against you. Women can potentially orgasm in more rapid succession than men, in that females have a shorter refractory period. To put it bluntly: once a man orgasms, his body needs time to recover before arousal is possible again (adolescence notwithstanding  Wink ). On the other hand, once a woman orgasms, her body is still in a state of arousal.

It would be better for your argument against monogamy being biological if you took orgasms out of the equation entirely, and instead focused on what you hinted at earlier: the woman gestates a baby, and for 9 months at that, while the man remains physically unencumbered despite fathering a child or copious amounts of children. Even if a woman had multiple partners her potential yield of children remains relatively set. A man, however, could certainly increase his yield of children if he increased his partners.

I hope I'm clear as mud, because I can't bring myself to type orgasm one more time. Fin.

So does this mean I could have multiple partners?   laugh
I've never seen a plural marriage that actually works. Seems like they all breed jealousy and pain when some attachments inevitably become stronger than others. As Georg Simmel pointed out, a group of two has inherently different dynamics than a group of three or more (yay, I'm actually using something from Sociology class!)

Unless of course, you don't plan on sticking around and actually raising these evolutionary families with all of these women, in which case who cares? You're just arguing for scattering your seed like a mindless drone. Being a walking gonad might make sense mathematically but it's hardly a human life. Just buy yourself a new pair of socks and quit adding to the welfare state  Tongue

But polygamous relationships have been used throughout human history by various peoples.  The husband would need to give attention to all the wives, there would have to be some division of labour between them, a hierarchy with a superior wife on the top right below the husband.  It seems like these relations work well enough, you just have to have a society that can accommodate for them.  I agree with you that these would never work, in modern Western society.
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« Reply #12527 on: July 10, 2012, 10:33:39 AM »

I want to know why men think its a biological impulse to commit adultery.

Because it is. By our very nature we are not monogomous. Men were biologically designed to have several female partners. Hence why we can orgasm like every ten minutes whereas it takes nine months for one woman to have a child.
This is BS.

Explain why. If men were meant to be monogomous then how come we can orgasm so fast whereas it takes a woman nine months to have a child? The reason is because we were designed to impregnate several women. If men were meant to be monogomous then wouldn't you think that we would only be able to orgasm every nine months to be on the same pace as our wife?

Let me put it this way, and see if it helps you understand why everyone is all "Whaaa?":

You're equating apples and oranges... in this case: orgasms and gestation. They are two separate things entirely. And really, your argument works against you. Women can potentially orgasm in more rapid succession than men, in that females have a shorter refractory period. To put it bluntly: once a man orgasms, his body needs time to recover before arousal is possible again (adolescence notwithstanding  Wink ). On the other hand, once a woman orgasms, her body is still in a state of arousal.

It would be better for your argument against monogamy being biological if you took orgasms out of the equation entirely, and instead focused on what you hinted at earlier: the woman gestates a baby, and for 9 months at that, while the man remains physically unencumbered despite fathering a child or copious amounts of children. Even if a woman had multiple partners her potential yield of children remains relatively set. A man, however, could certainly increase his yield of children if he increased his partners.

I hope I'm clear as mud, because I can't bring myself to type orgasm one more time. Fin.

So does this mean I could have multiple partners?   laugh
I've never seen a plural marriage that actually works. Seems like they all breed jealousy and pain when some attachments inevitably become stronger than others. As Georg Simmel pointed out, a group of two has inherently different dynamics than a group of three or more (yay, I'm actually using something from Sociology class!)

Unless of course, you don't plan on sticking around and actually raising these evolutionary families with all of these women, in which case who cares? You're just arguing for scattering your seed like a mindless drone. Being a walking gonad might make sense mathematically but it's hardly a human life. Just buy yourself a new pair of socks and quit adding to the welfare state  Tongue

But polygamous relationships have been used throughout human history by various peoples.  The husband would need to give attention to all the wives, there would have to be some division of labour between them, a hierarchy with a superior wife on the top right below the husband.  It seems like these relations work well enough, you just have to have a society that can accommodate for them.  I agree with you that these would never work, in modern Western society.
Yes, but then the subordinate wives will be jealous of the superior wives and the position of their children, look at the lives of the Patriarchs. Just because it's been used, doesn't mean it wasn't miserable for those involved. The life of Halide Edib Adivar is a good example of how painful living in such situations can be.
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« Reply #12528 on: July 10, 2012, 11:09:11 AM »

I've never seen a plural marriage that actually works.

I've seen a few, though not many.
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« Reply #12529 on: July 10, 2012, 11:22:57 AM »

I've never seen a plural marriage that actually works.

I've seen a few, though not many.

Obviously you people need to watch more Sister WivesWink
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« Reply #12530 on: July 10, 2012, 12:01:10 PM »

I want to know why men think its a biological impulse to commit adultery.

Because it is. By our very nature we are not monogomous. Men were biologically designed to have several female partners. Hence why we can orgasm like every ten minutes whereas it takes nine months for one woman to have a child.
This is BS.

Explain why. If men were meant to be monogomous then how come we can orgasm so fast whereas it takes a woman nine months to have a child? The reason is because we were designed to impregnate several women. If men were meant to be monogomous then wouldn't you think that we would only be able to orgasm every nine months to be on the same pace as our wife?

Let me put it this way, and see if it helps you understand why everyone is all "Whaaa?":

You're equating apples and oranges... in this case: orgasms and gestation. They are two separate things entirely. And really, your argument works against you. Women can potentially orgasm in more rapid succession than men, in that females have a shorter refractory period. To put it bluntly: once a man orgasms, his body needs time to recover before arousal is possible again (adolescence notwithstanding  Wink ). On the other hand, once a woman orgasms, her body is still in a state of arousal.

It would be better for your argument against monogamy being biological if you took orgasms out of the equation entirely, and instead focused on what you hinted at earlier: the woman gestates a baby, and for 9 months at that, while the man remains physically unencumbered despite fathering a child or copious amounts of children. Even if a woman had multiple partners her potential yield of children remains relatively set. A man, however, could certainly increase his yield of children if he increased his partners.

I hope I'm clear as mud, because I can't bring myself to type orgasm one more time. Fin.

So does this mean I could have multiple partners?   laugh
I've never seen a plural marriage that actually works. Seems like they all breed jealousy and pain when some attachments inevitably become stronger than others. As Georg Simmel pointed out, a group of two has inherently different dynamics than a group of three or more (yay, I'm actually using something from Sociology class!)

Unless of course, you don't plan on sticking around and actually raising these evolutionary families with all of these women, in which case who cares? You're just arguing for scattering your seed like a mindless drone. Being a walking gonad might make sense mathematically but it's hardly a human life. Just buy yourself a new pair of socks and quit adding to the welfare state  Tongue

But polygamous relationships have been used throughout human history by various peoples.  The husband would need to give attention to all the wives, there would have to be some division of labour between them, a hierarchy with a superior wife on the top right below the husband.  It seems like these relations work well enough, you just have to have a society that can accommodate for them.  I agree with you that these would never work, in modern Western society.
Yes, but then the subordinate wives will be jealous of the superior wives and the position of their children, look at the lives of the Patriarchs. Just because it's been used, doesn't mean it wasn't miserable for those involved. The life of Halide Edib Adivar is a good example of how painful living in such situations can be.

In this case I think jealousy would be the negative emotion.  FWIW, I have never seen a plural marriage in action...that sort of thing is illegal in these parts...though I have seen documentaries on it.  People are capable of making things work, they just have to accept hierarchical nature.  Some cultures have been more adept at this than others.
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« Reply #12531 on: July 10, 2012, 01:39:21 PM »

Discovered a great beer last night for those who are serious about their hops: Lagunitas Hop Stoopid Ale. 105 IBU on the bitterness scale
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« Reply #12532 on: July 10, 2012, 01:40:46 PM »

This is a pretty cool speculation piece on how the video game industry would be different today if Shigeru Miyamoto had become a Mangaka like he originally wanted to instead of going to work at Nintendo. http://www.1up.com/features/what-if-shigeru-miyamoto-manga-artist
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« Reply #12533 on: July 10, 2012, 01:42:35 PM »

I don't think all of it is believable, though. For example without Mario to compete with, Sonic would probably not exist. Sega might instead still be making Alex Kidd games.
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« Reply #12534 on: July 10, 2012, 01:44:03 PM »

And without Miyamoto pushing for Nintendo to publish Pokemon, it might never have been picked up either.
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« Reply #12535 on: July 10, 2012, 01:44:31 PM »

Pokemon might have wound up at Sega or something!
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« Reply #12536 on: July 10, 2012, 01:45:23 PM »

Of course, Nintendo still would have had Gunpei Yokoi and thus Metroid and Kid Icarus would have been made in some form.
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« Reply #12537 on: July 10, 2012, 01:45:54 PM »

I kind of wish my name was Gunpei. It sounds so awesome.
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« Reply #12538 on: July 10, 2012, 01:46:30 PM »

Any name with "gun" in it is awesome. It's bound by law, ya know.
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« Reply #12539 on: July 10, 2012, 01:47:20 PM »

Discovered a great beer last night for those who are serious about their hops: Lagunitas Hop Stoopid Ale. 105 IBU on the bitterness scale

I always appreciate a beer suggestion...but I am not serious about hops.  At all.
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« Reply #12540 on: July 10, 2012, 01:53:03 PM »

Oh wait. I forgot where this site doesn't have "post a bunch of times in a row" type threads like the other one I go to.

Ooops!

Ok, to sum up the rest of my thoughts.

I think that without Mario and Zelda to fall back on, Nintendo would have gone out of business with the failure of the Virtual Boy. At the very least, they would have left the console market in the mid-90s.

I don't know if I'm pronouncing Gun-pay correctly. Akimori?

I wish Ken Sugimori would release an art book containing all the awesome Pokemon post card-like images he's produced over the years. I would buy the heck out of that. Anyone from Game Freak reading this? Take note. Wink

No, I don't have the hubris to think that Game Freak is aware of my humble posts :p

Right now, I'm afraid that believing homosexual acts are a sin will someday be outlawed.

I might watch Totoro later today.

Don't worry, folks. I've just been up since 3 AM, not all night or anything. I'm kind of wired and probably going for a walk in a minute.

I think that is all.



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« Reply #12541 on: July 10, 2012, 02:05:23 PM »

I think that without Mario and Zelda to fall back on, Nintendo would have gone out of business with the failure of the Virtual Boy. At the very least, they would have left the console market in the mid-90s.

A part of me wishes at least some of their consoles would have never existed, certainly...

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Who is that, and why are your posts humble?

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Believing, or expressing that belief publically?

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« Reply #12542 on: July 10, 2012, 02:11:05 PM »

Probably going to be accused of being a pagan by some really hyperdox person here, but are any of you ladies and gentlemen into lucid dreaming? I only recently got into the practice and I have to say, I find it quite intriguing.
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« Reply #12543 on: July 10, 2012, 02:58:21 PM »

Probably going to be accused of being a pagan by some really hyperdox person here, but are any of you ladies and gentlemen into lucid dreaming? I only recently got into the practice and I have to say, I find it quite intriguing.

No.  Only pagans and chronic self-abusers lucidly dream.
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« Reply #12544 on: July 10, 2012, 03:09:12 PM »

A girl I am subscribed to on youtube because I thought she was cute talked about lucid dreaming a couple times. She used to have a weight loss vlog thing, which she sort of still does. I don't know about her, don't think she's pagan. That is all.
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« Reply #12545 on: July 10, 2012, 03:19:50 PM »

Probably going to be accused of being a pagan by some really hyperdox person here, but are any of you ladies and gentlemen into lucid dreaming? I only recently got into the practice and I have to say, I find it quite intriguing.
I know of Christians who do lucid dreaming. No idea whether it's kosher or not. If you aren't using psychoactives to aid in it like some people do, I can't imagine what would be wrong with it, but I'm not a doc.
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A part of me wishes at least some of their consoles would have never existed, certainly...
lol.

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I can make it look like a freak baking accident!

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Humble as in lacking in greatness. Game Freak is the company that created Pokemon and Ken Sugimori is the senior designer/artist.

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The later is nearly true. It's pretty much considered the new racism in the public square, it seems like. It's not a far leap from, "you can't say that" to "you can't think that" imo.

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« Reply #12547 on: July 10, 2012, 03:35:01 PM »

So, the creepy erotica novel that began life as a Twilight fan-fiction is about to hit 20 Million copies sold. Yeah...
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« Reply #12548 on: July 10, 2012, 03:36:48 PM »

A girl I am subscribed to on youtube because I thought she was cute talked about lucid dreaming a couple times. She used to have a weight loss vlog thing, which she sort of still does. I don't know about her, don't think she's pagan. That is all.
Yeah, I've subscribed to quite a few girls on youtube for that reason...

They usually wind up having boyfriends...
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« Reply #12549 on: July 10, 2012, 04:17:58 PM »

Case in point, the lovely miss Tamashii Hiroka *drools* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWCKquIAyTQ

She's smart as a whip too!
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« Reply #12550 on: July 10, 2012, 04:23:23 PM »

Volnutt on a posting rampage.
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« Reply #12551 on: July 10, 2012, 04:40:55 PM »

Volnutt on a posting rampage.

Indeed he is.
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« Reply #12552 on: July 10, 2012, 04:44:19 PM »

Volnutt on a posting rampage.

Indeed he is.

I don't think you understand what is at stake here.
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« Reply #12553 on: July 10, 2012, 04:53:02 PM »

So, the creepy erotica novel that began life as a Twilight fan-fiction is about to hit 20 Million copies sold. Yeah...

It can't be worse than The Hobbit  angel
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Indeed he is.

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