So Much Draco and the Itsy Bitsy Spider

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So Draco saw this spider in the shower. Actually before the story look at how Draco used “So Draco” AGAIN after mentioning the habit in the last post. It wasn’t a conscious decision either.

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Draco had a clear plan to stretch one story about a spider into a full post and yet this happens. What a magical world we live in!

Anyway the spider. It was probably a baby spider. No bigger than several eyelashes combined into the shape of a spider. It crawled in to get water or something probably. The problem was that it was just slightly bigger than a water droplet and water droplets could probably kill it in one or two hits. The poor thing realized this about half way down the shower which is probably like 3 driving measurements(miles, kilometers, Draco will not deal with the differences.). If Draco tried to help it at all it would probably be crushed and Draco considered giving it a quick death instead of a long painful drowning but then the spider started climbing. Two steps at a time they climbed and while it seemed unlikely eventually they made it. The path seemed insurmountable but with persistence they surmounted! If you ever feel like you can’t do something think of this spider and do the something! You are much larger than a spider( Well unless you’re a Borrower but hey y’all have plenty of inspirational stories already. ( Actually this spider was way smaller than a Borrower so never mind.) ) and a stream of water from a shower probably wont kill you. You are amazing and you can definitely do it! Even if a stream of water does kill you somehow at least you tried!

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So Draco and the Adoptables Trade

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So Draco started writing this post and then thought “how many posts begin with ‘So Draco’?” and that feels like an important topic. Draco scrolled through to December 31st of last year and there were surprisingly only two instances. There were posts where “So Draco” pops up but they tend not to actually begin the post. This one was just barely out of the running because of Labronbrium. It’s important to examine yourself and figure out which words you may be using too often. From there you can choose to reduce the number of instances or if you’re like Draco, increase them. So Draco, so Draco, so Draco, so Draco, so Draco, so Draco, so Draco.

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This falls under parody whoever owns the rights to that’s SO raven.

Anyway, Draco’s been doing the whole drawing thing almost every night and when not drawing Draco looks for tips, tricks, and inspiration. On the hunt Draco came across something which in reality is pretty much benign but the presentation seemed a bit creepy. So there was this thing that seems to have started on presumably DeviantArt a few years ago called “adoptables”. So the idea is that people create characters, animals companions, alien species, yadda. Basically you buy the rights to the character which is sorta normal but this person had this sad cube of characters. Draco’s done essentially a mock-up of what it looked like with gold instead of money because money makes it creepier and it broke Draco’s heart a little bit…

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None of these are actually for sale. This is an example! Jeez.

Ignoring the parts where Draco was witty, isn’t this creepy. Draco is being distracted by all the cute characters Draco made but still this doesn’t seem okay appearance wise. The rows are probably the cause. Individual ones didn’t bother Draco but this format does. It seems like people still create adoptables but all of the newer ones seem to have them as individuals like Draco suggests so maybe this was actually a controversy. Adoption agencies do charge some money for legal fees and such so it’s fine but it’s not like the adoption agencies make the children. Adoption is the attempt to give a child a loving home because they don’t have a viable one but these characters were made to be exchanged for currency. Draco is no lawyer but Draco is pretty certain selling babies you made would be illegal. This is obviously not illegal and the new owner may give the character a great life with many adventures. Ultimately this is a way for people who can’t create characters or just really like characters to obtain intellectual property but the cold efficiency and the big sold signs bothered Draco and  that sort of sullied the whole concept.

Cats in the Clouds and Rose Architecture

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Draco took the old camera out for a spin the other day and do you know what happened? Draco took some photos. All of you who said world peace are pretty dumb, sorry.

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Fly away with meow.

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Clouds. A truly worthy cause.

Draco spelled truly correctly on the first try for perhaps the first time.

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Draco just like the brick. It’s like the worst castle ever.

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It’s like a hallway but outside.

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A rose by any exposure is just as sweet. Also if you intentionally overexpose it’s not bad so shush.

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Still sweet.

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Draco can’t think of any cat puns at the meowment.

 

Draco reviews RWBY and Nora!

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So Draco started and finished RWBY the other day.Technically it was a restart; Draco tried it and didn’t really want to watch it the first time. Another thing Draco did; Draco learned that Draco can include descriptions of things while reviewing them to pad word count.

The future-fantasy world of Remnant is filled with ravenous monsters, treacherous terrain, and more villains than you can shake a sniper-scythe at. Fortunately, Beacon Academy is training Huntsmen and Huntresses to battle the evils of the world, and Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang are ready for their first day of class.

That’s handy. So basically “World has monsters, people have cool weapons and powers, and it all takes place in a school because anime.”. All pretty standard stuff for this type of thing.

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One of the problems with RWBY is when the characters walk and sometimes when they handle objects. The budget was spent elsewhere and that’s fine but it just so happens that RWBY starts with this. In reality though it starts with the trailers which they don’t include in the Netflix version for some reason.  Also they put every episode into one mega episode so it can be off-putting with sheer time alone. That’s a problem with every show on Netflix by Rooster Teeth though so it’s fine sorta. Actually it’s not but you know. Once you get past all that you find a show that’s pretty swell. It’s a shame that Draco held off so long on watching it. Oh and another thing; the only villain who isn’t just “NYEHEHEHE I’m EVILLLL” is seemingly mute. It’s more about the heroes though so that really doesn’t matter probably. There are a few good puns, they make you care about even some of the side characters, there’s a dog, what more can you want?

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Draco’s Mom drew this one. She gets all the credit.❤

Well you can want good main characters and the good news is they have that.

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You have Ruby who is basically Nepgear from Hyperdimension Neptunia but not a boring pessimistic optimist with a sister who outshines her as a main character in a story centered around herself. They both have admirable idealism and combat competency but  Ruby actually realizes this and that makes her a worthy main.

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Welp Draco feels bad now… Sorry.

Weiss is rich and has a stick lodged somewhere that is so unknowable that the best doctors in the land couldn’t remove it. Also Draco had to look up how to spell her name so Draco is pretty bitter. She ends up getting called an ice queen a lot even though she’s basically the mage character and she can shoot fire along with ice and probably electricity.You kinda start to like her as she starts show more dere and less tsun but maybe it’s actually just Stockholm Syndrome. What is impressive is that she is so ice queen-ie that one of the villains refers to her as such having never presumably met her. You don’t even notice till someone point it out too. She’s a pretty well-defined character if that’s the case.

Blake is basically the tail end of the plot for the first volume and saying what she’s about would basically spoil all that. She’s supposed to be the rogue but she’s more of a support.

Yang is Ruby’s sister who likes punching stuff and a good pun. Draco can appreciate that.Draco would say she’s the coolest cat but that isn’t entirely true.Cats don’t really punch so it wouldn’t work. Maybe a wombat. Wombats seem like they punch. She’s the tank of the party but also brings most of the dps.

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Jaune is Nepgear if Nepgear’s pessimism and self defeatism were basically on the nose.

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Pyrrha is a sweetheart. Clap clap clap. You’ll like her because everyone does.

Ren is a guy who was designed to be a minor character and the only reason he made the list was association. Technically a success.

… and then there is the best character. When Draco questioned “Is RWBY a ok show or a certified Draco approved show?” this character leapt up and said some stuff. Then they said some more stuff, followed by the word “Boop”, and finally said the most important thing of all. Actually no they said some other stuff after boop. After that part they definitely said the important thing. And it was said on that day:

NORA!

Ya probably spoilers for Nora because she’s the best. Like if you actually plan on watching just finish this later.

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If only this was a gif…

She’s like Thor because big ol’hammer/ being the god of thunder stuff  but Nora is more fun. Also she once took out 12 basically bears in her sleep.

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Nora can fly with her grenade launching hammer.

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Nora has ambition and a desire for desirable real estate.

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Nora has the solution for basically every problem.

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And most of all Nora drove Draco to do fanart which hardly ever happens.

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Nora alone is a reason to watch the show honestly. Draco means a separate reason from “likable character”. For example…

 

Reasons to Watch RWBY:

Top notch fight scenes.

Imaginative world building.

Zwei is a cute puppy.

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A Chibi spinoff.

Likable characters.

Nora!

 

See. It happened.

 

Oh and thanks Monty Oum for the show! Rest in peace friend.

Time Travel Diversions and Top FWOOB of All Time

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Draco was doing what Draco does too much of aka watching the YouTubez. There’s that recommend section and it is 99% garbage.If Draco had time travel powers Draco would use them to unwatch whatever videos lead to the YouTube algorithm deciding these were recommended. So much worthless trite made by worthless trite >.<. Also other stuff would have to be done because time travel shouldn’t be wasted on frivolities like that. For example bringing drones to the 90s and screaming “HAHAHAHA! WE are the First Vanguard of the Future here to invade your primitive world!” and meeting that time traveler that Steins Gate was based on and saying hi. Those are worthwhile objectives.

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Oh and another thing Draco would use time travel for is to stop Draco from talking about time travel because the past 30 minutes have been wasted reading about quantum tunneling. We still haven’t even actually gotten to the intended topic yet. So Draco was going through the recommends, carefully navigating the “angry mouth breathers who hate/fear women” and the “clickbaity all caps cult leaders who’ll probably all end up as congressmen once the money from complaining about each other runs dry” which eventually lead Draco to the video title “Top 10 unofficial Pokemon you’ve probably never heard of.” …

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So Pokemon, sadly are not real. They exist about as much as Digimon did in their show which is sort of hilarious when you think about it. It’d be like Superman being real but instead of an alien he was created by the military, fought with a shield, loved America, and is technically owned by Disney even though that sounds questionably legal at best. To the point though, these featured in the video are not actual Pokemon. It’s of course ok if its popular fan created and/or axed draft Pokemon but these are one’s that you probably haven’t heard of.These are characters that are both not real enough to be part of a fictional animalia and are basically unheard of. You know what else you’ve never heard of that isn’t real? FWOOB!

What is FWOOB! you ask? Should you even care about FWOOB? Probably not! It was supposed to be nothing. Just an example of nonsense that could be pulled out of thin air and arbitrarily assigned a number.  apparently it’s a thing. Draco typed it into Google and it’s a thing. According to meaningfor.com

  • F letter form meaning in FWOOB. Its shape makes us think of an E that seems selfless but by the absence of its lower part something sexual forms. The top bar predominates to give priority to the head and higher awareness. The horizontal branches seem to be bent towards its vertical axis and result in a sensitive aspect of looking for harmony and balance.

  • W letter form meaning in FWOOB. These are two twin V! Its form captures doubling the energies of heaven(the mind) and propels them from heaven to the Earth and vice versa, without any rounding as to mark very sharp changes. It extends outwards to then bring everything back to him. The base indicates an intense life on the physical plane. It is a form that transmits changes to reach the satisfaction of the senses.

  • O letter form meaning in FWOOB. A simple circle that offers no opening, but that surrounds you and holds you to not go back. He knows how to turn things around. This beautiful roundness emits softness and harmony. Has no beginning and no end. This letter does not like square things, he loves curves, comfort and stability. One could compare it to a magnifying glass that would observe the stars and distant horizons.

  • B letter form meaning in FWOOB. The head seems rounded up just like the belly of an expectant mother and doubles this nice effect to settle on the ground. This brings out the suppleness consolidated by its bar fixed on the left axle. This bar seems subjected and weakened by the heaviness of the two big rounds which have only it for support.

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WHAT IS GOING ON!? HOW ARE THESE SNOWY TREES FWOOB!?

Can you believe it’s a thing. It’s a thing! Back to the topic though, Draco gazed upon a list of also things(basically second cousins to FWOOB) that don’t exist that no one really talks about, knows about, or cared enough about to include in a list of just general unofficial Pokemon. Why? Why do people love lists so much? What is it about numbers that will make us swarm to the nearest list of unimportance? Sigh…

Birds of a Bridge Flock for Love and the Great Haruhi Anniversary Ressurection

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It’s the 7th days of the 7th month assuming future Draco actually posts this soon! Actually you may read this on a different day… Oh well, let’s just agree that the 7th day of the 7th month happened, alright? On this day the stars Altair and Vega who are in love are supposed to cross a magpie bridge and reunite.  It’s also basically the day that the story of Haruhi Suzumiya  was set to start. On top of that this is the 10th anniversary of Haruhi’s anime and Draco is pretty jazzed about it. They recently announced Blu-rays which Draco immediately bought. Enough discs and artcards to kill you if you ate them.

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Please don’t eat any of this.

But specifically today Draco picked up 3 more volumes of their spinoff along with other stuff. Barnes and Noble is the best.

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1, 2, and 8 to be even more specific. Oh and don’t eat these either, you weirdy.

… ya … You can see the problem driving Draco crazy. Don’t go thinking it’s a problem that can be fixed online. Well you could and it can but it’s more fun to find them in store. 1 and 2 were even in different spots because they couldn’t decide on whether to count the word “the”. Hopefully 3 and 7 will show up. If Haruhi is right and it takes 12 years for wishes to be answered well this may take a while…😦 . Oh well! The six Draco has are good enough for now. ^_^

Drawings and High Fashion

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Draco is having a fantastic time. They always say that thing about needing 1000 hours to be good at something and Draco is definitely interested in using Draco’s WACOM tablet for 1000 hours and beyond. The things that Draco can do on paper are starting to get easier while hands, feet, and hair remain difficult and stupid. Anyway here are some of the things Draco has worked on rather than sleeping. Now with watermarks because sadly that’s necessary.😦

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This is Tim after work. Everyone assumes the drink is alcoholic but only Tim knows for sure.What we do know is that it’s purple and also that Tim doesn’t approve of speculation.

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This is Jim. Jim was named by Draco’s mom❤ .Jim approves of the name Jim and also everything. Also Jim is a magical egg person.

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This was done much earlier than the others and we can probably assume it would be defined as a war crime.Still kinda cute. Like you want to hug them but then you feel kinda slimey after.

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Draco likes drawing witches. Deal with it.

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Epaulettes are cool. If Draco had had to wear epaulettes to his graduation the other day it might have been more fun.

“Oh, she needs more boobs” – Draco’s Mom

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An example of what happens when you start off by drawing pants. BRINGING DOWN THE THUNDER!

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Paladin holding steadfast.

This wasn’t meant to be as Gundam-y as it is but oh well. Apparently Gundam has become ingrained in Draco’s mind or something.

It’s a shame that it gets difficult to see the shoulder writing at smaller sizes

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Just doing some regular old housework.

“OH you drew me😀 !” *sees picture without screen glare* “OH GOD THAT”S NOT ME! SHE HAS A BLOODY KNIFE! THERE’S BLOOD EVERYWHERE!” – Draco’s mom

Some of all this is fan art-y but you know it’s all progress. Draco has plans! Step 1: More drawings. Steps 2- sideways 8 are more complicated but let’s worry about those later.

Heroics and the Buttermoth

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Dear camera, Why did you focus on everything but the subject? Bad camera bad!

The other day Draco had a butterfly in his room. Later it became a moth. They are basically the same though except when you see a moth that looks like a butterfly it ends up being a super rare and heroic moth instead of just the usual old butterfly whereas the inverse would be a bland butterfly. A blanderfly. Either way Draco had to rush to save this creature because they do that thing where they go into your ceiling lights and die. Draco went on to risk life and limb to save this buttermoth and now it flutters happily somewhere else. Yay!  After all was said in done Draco did the rational thing and search the internet to find out what the event symbolized. Draco played Life is Strange and knows full well that blue butterflies bring a huge natural disaster and a blue haired girlfriend.  Does a red buttermoth bring a … volcano…? and a red-haired girlfriend? So far no.

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Hella confetti though…

It’s all very unfortunate. Draco eventually read some lists instead of just hoping for off-color Life is Strange all night and one site said Draco’s latent psychic abilities would grow in strength. Draco didn’t really know Draco had any. Well guess what happened. Have you guessed yet? Be sure to write this down so you can’t cheat.

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Ok so the answer…

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The answer is “not that”. Well actually they may still be latent but the odds are that that did not happen. Ten points to whomever got that. Ultimately it seemed like Draco got nothing but a handful of pictures and a good deed out of this event. Sure that’s enough but Draco wanted plot development. And when all hope seemed lost Draco remembered that Draco wanted to write an inspirational post about never giving up hope. Turns out another site on those search results said that if you’re a person filled with unyielding hope you’ll attract moths. That is perhaps the lamest power anyone has ever had but it’s still better than nothing and it gave Draco an excuse to be especially corny. The worlds been kinda sad lately but it’s important to keep moving forward and help create a future where everyone can be relatively happy unless they’re like a serial killer or something. People will tell you that things can’t be done. “You can’t write an inspirational post because you’re too witty and hilarious” they’ll say but then a buttermoth of inspiration will fly into your life or you’ll find some other way because you are unstoppable when you just believe in yourself! “The best way to predict the future is to create it” said Peter Drucker and in a way that means we all have psychic abilities. See, this is all coming full circle.  Draco shall forge a future using the psychic powers granted by the buttermoth!

Terrible Instructions and Which Witch is Which?

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Draco got that fancy giant WACOM tablet up and running. Drawing with a pencil still feels better but this is leagues better than using a mouse. There is some weird problem where instead of doing what you drew they’ll just plop down a blob of pixels. Not sure what that’s about. Also the getting started thing tells you to restart and then on restart it doesn’t pop back up. That’s sorta stupid design. And then there is the on/off button. So there’s a few extra pieces and they’re for when you want to go wireless. If you’re just starting you might think “Oh, let’s get this working and then try that stuff” and that’s a fair thought but then when you’re done and want to turn the thing off without just unplugging it you’ll be a bit baffled. The instructions( aka 3 folded napkin sized pages which contain about 20 words and maybe 8 diagrams which really only include about 3 helpful diagrams) say there is a power button but unless you go through the process of ripping out the ABSOLUTELY POINTLESS place holders and install the wireless stuff there will not be a power button. That’s like including the power button of a computer on an included flashdrive. “Oh you don’t want to use this memory storage device right now? Well too bad.” Draco is annoyed by many thing but this… this is one of those things. This is all part of the bigger problem of people not including useful instructions anymore. For example the new computer Draco is typing this very post on has all of its instructions online. Now imagine for a moment that this is maybe your first PC.  You unbox it and ready yourself to join the magical world of computing when OOP how does any of this work? They say go online but this thing wont even turn on. “Have fun with your giant metal box” says the idiot who made this decision. Draco obviously didn’t have this problem but this kind of thoughtlessness cannot stand. Learn to write an instruction booklet please.

Anyway Draco did some drawings and we did end up with a standout.

This is Tim.

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Tim does not approve.

Tim does not approve of the shenanigans these instruction booklet makers are getting up to. Tim does not approve of many things. Tim does not approve of autocorrect repeatedly changing his name to “Time”. Tim doesn’t approve of Draco repeatedly starting sentences with “Tim does not approve of”. That’s just Tim for ya. Tim ain’t the type to approve of things. Tim didn’t approve of Draco drawing a drawing that he’d already drawn in pencil using the magic new WACOM tablet but ultimately that’s Draco’s decision. Sometimes you just have to say no to Tim. He’s like Solas from Dragon Age Inquisition but sometimes Tim’s opinions are correct. Also you can’t gain Tim’s friendship by repairing magic lightbulbs.

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Anyway this is a witch Draco drew the other day.

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And here is the new version.

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Kinda like the hat better on the first one but the differences aren’t that bad. For like 3 hours practice compared to years of drawing with pencil and paper this gets a solid B. The shadows could also use some work but the confetti definitely improved. black and white confetti isn’t very clear. Coloring drawings in isn’t really any easier but it is cool how easy it is to sort of tone sketches. Hints of color seems to be the way.

 

Other sketches from the first day…

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Dracooooooo

 

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Rachel. She’s a robot. She has hooves for feet.

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This is Seananald (Sean as his friends call him ( except money doesn’t talk)) and his unimportant assistant.

 

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