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In which Stark records/performs Soul of a Man and I die of about six separate aneurysms and then melt into a tiny little puddle of #feelingz )

This was basically my exact reaction through the entire thing
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The hands…the mouth…the FEELINGSHIS FAAAAAAAAAACE

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"Nothing is worth more than this day…" -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Cheers.
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Did anyone else watch the Tony awards last night? Because I did and on the whole it was pretty good and Kinky Boots won a gazillion things just like I wanted it to. Alas, Stark didn't win (the nomination is still nice, though), but Billy Porter's acceptance speech melted my heart into a little puddle of feelings so I wasn't even mad really. Plus Stark winked at the camera. No joke.

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HIS FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE

I know, I know, priorities, BUT STILL. I'M JUST SAYING.

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"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." -- Arthur Ashe

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Cheers.

BONUS EDIT: Of all the pictures not to need a douchey Instagram filter... )
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So, for those who haven't heard, Stark is going to the Tonys again because Kinky Boots is up for a gazillion awards (deservedly so, from the sound of it) and he himself is one of them (Best Actor in a Leading Role). Oh God, I hope he wins or, at the very least, that Kinky Boots gets Best Musical so that Bring It On: The Musical (oh god why is this even a thing) doesn't get it.

But I mostly want Stark to win because OH MY GOD IMAGINE THE STUPIDLY ADORABLE SPEECH. IMAGINE IT. IT MIGHT EVEN INVOLVE THIS LOOK:

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We should totally have a virtual Tonys watch party or something (I CAN BRING GRAPE SODA!) )

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"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible..." -- Dalai Lama

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Because [livejournal.com profile] jean_iris is a horrible enabling enabler person and keeps posting these on my Twitter.

It really just isn't fair that someone who actually exists gets to be so criminally good-looking and NOT a jerk )

...*sigh*
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Oh Stark, don't ever change (which, at this point, is looking pretty likely, damn him).

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"Luck is believing you're lucky..." -- Tennessee Williams

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P.S. - I mean this in a totally non-creepy/just curious way: does anyone know what his dad looked like? I've seen his mother because their family is kind of a big deal down here (she's even been in the paper before) but I don't think I've ever seen his dad...Go figure.
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Stark Sands? In my ONTD?

It's more likely than you think.

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Who are all these other Stark fangirls there (I thought there were maybe five of us tops) and why don't I know them?



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"Confine yourself to the present..." -- Marcus Aurelius

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Cheers.

P.S. - What exactly is happening with Inside Llewyn Davis? Is this going to be another one of those damn movies I want to see that only comes out in New York and L.A.?

P.P.S. - ...Why can't I stop looking at that picture they have of him?

EDIT: Awwww, he was worried people would be put off by Tunny? I loved the shit out of Tunny (and still do, even). Bless his stupidly adorable heart.
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YOU GUYS, YOU GUYS, HOLY SHIT YOU GUYS, AN OFFICIAL/LEGIT VIDEO OF AMERICAN IDIOT WITH THE ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST IS COMING!!!!!!!

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The only thing about this that falls short of my reaction is a high pitched noise I made that I'm pretty sure only dogs could hear

Also Stark is doing things again (for those who didn't know) )

Clearly the universe loves me and wants me to be happy, at least for the moment.

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"To begin, begin." -- William Wordsworth

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Cheers.


P.S. - Am I the only one who thinks Stark's obvious Gomer Pyle impression came out sounding a little like Kermit the Frog instead? And did this leave anyone else with a burning desire to hear him sing It Ain't Easy Being Green? ...just me? Alrighty then.
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...So this posting layout LJ has is new...or I'm just incredibly late to the party (which is plausible when you consider how utterly crap I've been at internetting lately).

Honestly, how do you grown-up fandom types find the time to do this? I wake up at still-dark-thirty, go to work, come home too exhausted to do anything but take a nap, and then it's laundry and dinner and other boring necessities until it's time to go to bed in preparation for doing it all over again. I wish I could go back to college, at least there I felt sort of like an adult without actually having to be one and I still had a bit of energy left to internet. I'm not even going to talk about what trying to write has been like lately (...*sobs quietly into hands*)

So 2012 ended with a few too long (and occasionally crappy) days at work, lots of being sick, and lots of watching of Chris Evans movies to feel better about same. Say what you will about stupid chick flicks, but I think research should be done into the curative properties of What's Your Number? because, well...

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Damn.

So that's the incredibly sad and boring state of my life right now. The one New Year's Resolution I might actually make is to finally finish the goddamn GK/AI crossover so it can stop haunting my subconscious and crushing me with guilt.

How are things?

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"Kindness is the beginning of cruelty..." -- Frank Herbert

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So I came home from work today to find that [livejournal.com profile] pjvilar had posted this lovely, lovely fabulousness )

Two things:

1) The amount of gleeful cackling and dopey grinning this video got out of me was the perfect way to unwind from a pretty hectic work week
2) I'm not sure how I feel about the fact that Stark looks better in makeup than I do AND dances better in heels than I do. Seriously though, how is he even real?

Bonus third thing:

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Because words just can't capture how magical this is and how many of my possessions I'm considering selling to go see it

So many, many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] pjvilar (and indirectly [livejournal.com profile] eiirene) for making my week and generally being all around awesome. Has anyone made gifs from this yet?

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"The future will be better tomorrow…" -- Dan Quayle

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Ahoy there, internets! Just dropping in really quickly to say a couple of things.

THING THE FIRST: I'm alive! Unbelievably exhausted, but alive!

I (finally) started my new hospital job this week, and they've been working my ass off in training for when I finally did my first shift out on the floor with the patients today. I only sat down 3-4 times in a span of eight and a half hours and I've never been so tired in my life, but at least it's relevant to my interests and is giving me cash moneys. Oh, and a patient liked me so much that he complimented me by calling me "spunky spaghetti".

…yeah, Idk either.

THING THE SECOND: The New Orleans vacation was about as rad as one would expect it to be, especially since watching Treme a lot lately has given me a newfound appreciation for the place. Pictures may soon follow.

THING THE LAST: I'll hopefully post the end of [livejournal.com profile] mcl4r3n's and my age-old Starsgard vampire fic sometime this week once I get a chance to hammer out any dents and dings.

THAT IS ALL. ALSO HAVE A GIF.

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"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. .." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Cheers.

P.S. - I wish I could have taken a video of my celebratory gleeful cackling when I found out Obama won the election. What's more, the schadenfreude I got from watching Mittens choke down his sour grapes will probably sustain me for at least a month.

Why? ;___;

Oct. 27th, 2012 06:44 pm
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So I just discovered that my Twitter account posted a weight loss ad as me without my knowledge. Which means my account got hacked somehow and now I have to go change all the passwords on my emails and 36 gazillion other internet things I do. My reaction after having about six heart attacks and a stroke:

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I'm too paranoid for this shit, you guys, I don't even click dodgy links or anything.

In other news, I'm going to my cousin's wedding (same cousin who went to school with Stark) in New Orleans next week and am battling all kinds of neuroses about my body as a result. I am officially too neurotic to anticipate what should otherwise be an awesome New Orleans vacation. In the immortal words of Esper; eff. Eff, eff, eff.

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"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road..." -- Henry Ward Beecher

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Cheers.

P.S. - On the bright side, I do quite like a few of the songs on the new album Green Day released recently, so at least there's that. How are y'all?

OH MY GOD

Oct. 18th, 2012 03:01 pm
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YOU GUYS, I'VE BEEN HAVING THE BEST FUCKING DAY EVER. Why, you ask?

Well, for starters, I FINISHED A FIC I HADN'T TOUCHED IN ALMOST A YEAR (especially relevant to [livejournal.com profile] mcl4r3n's interests *wink*). I MADE WORDS. I just need someone to look over them to make sure they don't utterly suck but that's neither here nor there because WOOOOOOORDS.

AND THEN THIS HAPPENED. )

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If I die of a fabulous-induced heart attack, it's all [livejournal.com profile] jean_iris's fault. Just sayin'.

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"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival..." -- C. S. Lewis

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So, internets, an incident leading up to my job serves to reinforce that I'm basically the smartest person alive. The short and the short of it is that, when she called to offer me the job, my recruiter and I scheduled two appointments with the hospital's Occupational Health department to do blood tests/TB tests/physical/etc. on "Friday and Monday at 1:30 pm". She even sent me an email about it which I read a million times just to avoid showing up on the wrong day.

I completely spaced showed up a week early anyway.

The bright side is that I got about 30 minutes/a metric buttload of paperwork done in the HR office (so it'll all go a lot faster when I'm SUPPOSED to show up), but it was still really embarrassing when I realized this after about fifteen minutes of arguing with the Occupational Health people about why I wasn't on their appointment books for this past Friday.

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Like I said, smartest person alive.

Anyway, I've seen a bunch of movies recently and haven't really talked about any of them, so have a list of bullet-time reviews in no particular order!

The Possession: I have to give this one points for a slightly different take on the typical possession mythos and some neat effects, but the ~family drama~ felt kind of tacked on and forced. 6.5/10, worth renting if you're seriously bored
House at the End of the Street: If everyone tells you to stay away from the creepy, mackerel-eyed boy next door, chances are at least one of them is doing it for a good reason. Jennifer Lawrence sure does look good in a tank top though. Less of a horror movie and more of a thriller, also worth at least renting but probably not worth the high movie ticket prices. 6/10
Resident Evil: Revelation: I'm not even going to score this one because it was so pointless and ridiculous. True to form, Milla Jovovich demonstrates creative and exciting ways to murder things, and has a soft spot for a kid (again).
Pitch Perfect: A bit cheesy in places, but it doesn't take itself seriously so it balances out, plus it's fucking hilarious and the music is surprisingly good (if nothing else, see it for Rebel Wilson). Definitely worth seeing in theaters, 7.5-8/10
• Lawless: Tom Hardy is such a badass that it almost makes you forget your overwhelming desire to punch Shia LaDouche in the face. 8/10, with bonus points for a random appearance by Crazy Gary Oldman and for having that one angel girl from Supernatural as one of the leading ladies.

Movies I want to see:

Sinister (LIKE BURNING)
Seven Psychopaths
• Frankenweenie (God help me, I still love Tim Burton, even though he doesn't deserve it)
Hotel Transylvania
Looper
Dredd
Perks of Being a Wallflower
Silent Hill: Revelation
Wreck-It Ralph

This is all going to be quite a feat considering I won't actually be bringing in a salary for another week and a half or so.

In other news, I've started marathoning Scrubs on Netflix because I've always been meaning to give it another chance, and because I read somewhere that real life medical types think it captures working in a hospital relatively accurately (compared to ER or House). Beta work is coming along nicely too now that I've hammered out the kinks, but that's otherwise all for what's going on in my life. How are y'all?

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"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted…" -- John Lennon

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Cheers.

P.S. - I've been feeling the seeds of words stirring again…like…actual fic-y words. Stay tuned.
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AND IT'S RELEVANT TO MY DEGREE AND MY INTERESTS AND IT'S NOT BEING A WAITRESS OR WORKING IN RETAIL AND HOLY SHINY METALLIC FUCK I HAVE A JOB fjekrljgltkslyjkljtrksljhmnrtklsjyihsklfjdker HOLY FUCK YOU GUYS I'M FREAKING OUT

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...Oh fuck, does this mean I have to be an adult now?

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"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence..." -- Confucius

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OH MY GOD OH MY GOD I CAN'T STOP CAPSLOCKING BECAUSE RAPTOR JESUS HAS ANSWERED MY PRAYERS (CLICK IT, YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO) )

AFTER I HAD ABOUT SIX HEART ATTACKS AND A STROKE, THIS WAS MY REACTION
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And there's more, EVEN (INCLUDING HIM MODEL WALKING BECAUSE SOMEBODY UP THERE LOVES ME) ! HOLY SHINY METALLIC RAPTOR JESUS I OFFICIALLY LOVE THE INTERNET.

Edit: OH MY LORD JESUS THERE'S EVEN VIDEO. I was laughing so hard I was CRYING toward the end of it (although God bless him, boy sure knows how to werq those heels, doesn't he?)

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"He has the most who is most content with the least…" -- Diogenes

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Internets, I will never understand the rich and powerful as long as I live. Allow me to explain:

After seeing one of my rants on Facebook about being unemployed, the mother of one of my friends I met through Le Ex told me to call her and left me her number (so I did). Turns out she knows the chairman of the board of a big hospital where I live -- unsurprising, considering state judges like her have a lot of friends in high places -- so she asked me to come meet her in her office (which I did today). She and her legal clerks brainstormed a bunch of other people they knew who might be able to help me land a job and started setting a few wheels in motion to at least try to get me an interview.

To be clear, internets, I've basically only ever clapped eyes on this woman maybe five times in my entire life and she randomly friended me on Facebook after I went to her son's engagement party only a few months ago. We've played a lot of Words with Friends, but that's about the most contact we've had. I'm really bewildered by all this help and attention from someone who, by all logic, shouldn't even notice I exist, but...

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We'll see if it leads to anything. In the mean time, have a Chris Evans gif.

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"Better a tooth out than always aching..." -- Thomas Fuller

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Job hunt update: I've now applied to 8 listings, including two that are 45 minutes away on a good day. That is how fucking desperate I am. But enough about that, on to the actual point of this post!

So basically, in my current state of unemployed slug-dom, I started marathoning Nip/Tuck on Netflix and have become horribly, horribly addicted to it. If y'all haven't tried it, I highly recommend it; it's by Troll Murphy Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk and it's actually a lot wittier and smarter than Glee but still retains a lot of the same crack-tastic-what-is-this-I-can't-even moments. I also love it because it is the closest thing I've ever seen to televised fanfiction, including implications that the two leads are gay (or at least that one is gay for the other), long held het-crushes, threesomes, hurt/comfort, etc.

In the context of this particular episode, Stark turns up as one lead's youngest son as an adult in the far future who was born with ectrodactyly in both hands (one is surgically fixed at birth, and this ep checks in just before he's about to get the other fixed and is dealing with the emotional implications of it). He was equal parts adorable and snarky and basically one of my favorite side characters ever, but this episode also was fun because of all the great extreme closeups and picturesque brooding -- some of which I took the liberty of screen-capping for y'all.

Conor McNamara, 2026 )

Feel free to judge me for taking 17 screen caps from about 20 total minutes of screen time, I'm fully aware it's a little bit sad.

On the off chance anyone wants to nick a few of these for fan art/icon/etc purposes, go right ahead and don't worry about credit or anything because I'm sure a thousand virtually identical other screen caps from the same episode are out there too. Enjoy!

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"I didn't think; I experimented…" -- Anthony Burgess

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Number of hospital jobs applied to in the last week: 4
Number of previous for which I'm qualified: 4
Number of jobs that have called me back since previous: 0
Number of hours spent wallowing in haze of self-loathing over previous: Can't count that high

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Why won't anyone hire meeeeee?

Unemployment sucks, kids, the numbers don't lie.

That being said, have a Stark video to make up for this brief moment of whining. Cut to prevent autoplay and formatting wonkiness )

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"What is easy is seldom excellent…" -- Samuel Johnson

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Cheers.
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Internets, I know I've gone on the more-than-occasional rant about how it often feels like the universe is out to get me but once in a while, every so often, things do go my way. Not often, mind you, but when it does happen it's usually pretty spectacular. Take today, for instance!

I was driving to my family's house from the house I've been tending for a family friend, and part of this trip involves going down a rather steep hill. Today, a rather impressively done up Dodge Charger started riding my bumper a few blocks before the hill and finally couldn't take it anymore when I started slowing down at the top; predictably, he raced past me down the hill. Why was I slowing down, you ask?

Because I knew there's usually a cop lurking at the bottom of said hill to catch people speeding. This jackass didn't, and he got totally nailed by the speed trap. I basically reacted like this and then waved cheerfully as I drove past them:

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Ahahahahaha, enjoy your big fat ticket, dipshit

Remember, kids, patience and situational awareness can be beautiful, beautiful things.

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"Though lovers be lost love shall not…" -- Dylan Thomas

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Cheers.
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Random RL Story: I almost called the cops on my temporary neighbors (explanation later in post) because someone somewhere on the block was running their weed whacker at 4:30 this morning. The only thing that stopped me was the realization that dealing with all of that would involve more staying awake than I was willing to do at the time. Unfortunately, by the time I reached this decision, being so hacked off at whoever it was left me too energized to go back to sleep.

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ANYWAY.

Ugh, good lord, how do I go from posting 4 times in one week to zero in just over a week? I couldn't even pull something fannish off the top of my head just to give some sign I'm alive. On a more interesting (in theory) note…

Things I've done:

Saw Prometheus
Saw Brave (twice and OH GOD SO MANY #FEELINGZ)
Started Breaking Bad (the irony of how addicting it is isn't lost on me)

Things I plan to do:

See Magic Mike
See Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (even though I heard it sucks)
See The Dark Knight Rises
Catch up on True Blood
Catch up on The Borgias
Pack for family vacation to Mountainous Bumfuck, Colorado

I realize I've been shit at keeping up an active presence on LJ lately and rest assured, internets, I'm doing my best to get better at it. I'm not busy anymore, I'm mostly just depressed and sleep deprived and the only remotely eventful thing going on in my life right now involves house-sitting for some family friends. Seriously.

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"Don’t tell me what to feel. All my fucking life, people have been telling me I do things wrong. I’m always the fucking asshole. I look around and I see everybody else is infinitely more fucked up than I am." -- Hank Moody, Californication

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Cheers.
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So [livejournal.com profile] looleebelle was telling me about this 5ss prompt that [livejournal.com profile] pjvilar gave her for a meme and I loved it so much that I kind of hijacked it and answered the thing myself. Copypasted and submitted for your approval:

Tunny/Will, American Idiot, snuggle. )

I'm aware that it's probably rusty as shit (and I suck at 5ss even at the best of times) but these are the first words I've written in at least a month that I didn't hate and immediately erase. THERE'S HOPE FOR ME YET.

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"The only way round is through…" -- Robert Frost

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Cheers.

P.S. - I also did a gif dump post because a few people expressed interest in one (but beware, it's not for the faint of internet connection, I put a fuckton in there)

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