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December 4th 2015, 09:08 PM
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zeddexx
Peasant Male New Zealand
I'm pretty sure I'm worth atleast SIX goats... 
I was just lookin back at all our old posts and stuff... And i realized a few things:

1) you guys have always been way to nice to me, what with me entering this site at a young age and constantly posting cringy adolescent crap. You just went along with it :3 <3

2) the activity of our forum has diminished significantly... </3

3) where is everybody
December 4th 2015, 09:22 PM
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Leprochaun
Peasant Male Japan xbox steam bloop
Responsible for making things not look like ass 
3) where is everybody

All around the world being grown ups.
December 4th 2015, 09:56 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
hi
December 4th 2015, 11:59 PM
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scratcher
Bard Male Finland bloop
cigarette bonca 
The board is now a survival horror game.

No one really noticed it at first. But slowly, the activity on the board was diminishing. Once-active posters were no longer posting. Did anyone question it? Was it not, after all, natural for people to come and go, move onto other things?

Oh, the lost were sometimes mentioned in passing. I wonder what that old codger, SabreTrout, is up to these days. Or his arch-nemesis, Jamie the Name-Crafter. But did anyone really pursue their disappearance?

As more and more people vanished, you could feel something terrible loom over the board, oppressive but utterly intangible. Carrie, the beaver from Canada. MsDink, the friendly neighborhood grandmother with a sinister past. Skull, the 9000-post wondergun.

People made excuses. Even as posts on the board trickled down to less than one per day, they denied any malevolent presence. Oh, Carrie must have been eaten by a polar bear. MsDink's probably dead from old age. And Skull's too busy watching My Little Pony to visit the board anymore.

But what about Sparrowhawk! MadStalker! redink1 himself!

It's natural, they said. It's a wonder we've been around as long as we have. Meh, they said.

What would happen next? Would you wake up one day, log onto the board, and find yourself the only one left alive? What is this terrible lethargy, gripping the minds of the board's once vigorous people...?

No one could see the sinister something that was enveloping the world of the board, even as they themselves disappeared... No one, except YOU!

Are you a bad enough dude to solve the curse of the board, before it catches up and consumes you too?
December 5th 2015, 12:28 AM
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millimeter
Peasant Male Canada
Millimeter is Wee-Lamm, Recording Artist. :-) 
Then there are those that do get wrapped up in other things, like performing in a Elvis act, and don't really vanish but eventually wander back to the fold ... even if only to wave on the way through and pause for a sip of duck soup.

Btw, your name too looks familiar and you mentioned a few names I remember. Carrie is from Canada too, eh?
December 5th 2015, 02:07 AM
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vexus
Peasant Male United States
 
This sounds like the introduction to a dmod
December 5th 2015, 06:48 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
Flyest artist you know 
where is everybody

I always knew I am the youngest one here, and by the time I reach 12th grade, this forum will be empty and deserted. I always imagine I will make this forum really populated one day, and then all of you(the old users) will come back and see the lurker box on the right full of users. But hey that's just my imagination
December 5th 2015, 07:14 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
SCRATCHER IS RIGHT! EVERYONE IS A HYPER GONER
December 5th 2015, 12:00 PM
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Quiztis
Peasant Male Sweden steam bloop
Life? What's that? Can I download it?! 
I'll be there to win DMOD of the year 201X when it's time, don't worry.
December 5th 2015, 04:37 PM
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megadogv2
Peasant Male New Zealand bloop
Only paritally dead. 
I might try to win 2016, if I get around to making another one. It was surprisingly fun.
December 5th 2015, 04:42 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
Quiztis. Nice.
December 5th 2015, 07:06 PM
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shevek
Peasant Netherlands
Never be afraid to ask, but don't demand an answer 
I might try to win 2016

It's not that I don't like you, but my vote (if I had one) is for Bernie Sanders. I'd consider you any other year though.
December 5th 2015, 09:40 PM
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Leprochaun
Peasant Male Japan xbox steam bloop
Responsible for making things not look like ass 
It's not that I don't like you, but my vote (if I had one) is for Bernie Sanders.

Are you eligible to vote? Does this mean you're a U.S. citizen now? Oooo congrats on the dual-citizenship! PARTY PARTY YAYA YAYA CHEER CHEER HIP HOP HOORRAHP!
December 5th 2015, 10:28 PM
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shevek
Peasant Netherlands
Never be afraid to ask, but don't demand an answer 
Are you eligible to vote? Does this mean you're a U.S. citizen now?

Read the fine print: "if I had one". I don't.

congrats

Also, thanks, but I'll pass. There are things wrong with every country, but there is an exceptional amount of things wrong with the USA. It's fun to watch, but I would certainly not want to be a part of it. Because if I would be, I'd feel responsible to try and fix things (hint), and I think doing other things makes me a lot happier.
December 5th 2015, 10:44 PM
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Leprochaun
Peasant Male Japan xbox steam bloop
Responsible for making things not look like ass 
There are things wrong with every country, but there is an exceptional amount of things wrong with the USA.

Which is why you'd vote for Bernie right? I sure hope he becomes president. I think honestly think he'll fix a lot of our shit and probably end up making the whole world a better place. Though, if Trump becomes president I think I'll cry myself to sleep for the next four years. Now I'm sad.
December 5th 2015, 11:37 PM
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shevek
Peasant Netherlands
Never be afraid to ask, but don't demand an answer 
Which is why you'd vote for Bernie right?

Yes. But unfortunately, I think that even if he would win (which is now a lot more likely than it seemed a few months ago, but still very unlikely), he probably can't get anything done. Because he needs others and they are all bought off. He's talking about a political revolution, but it doesn't sound like he has an actual plan for how to get a constitutional amendment to overturn citizens united, for example. And he needs one, because roughly 100% of congress will vote against anything he proposes in that regard. But anyone else is certainly going to cause more trouble than he would.

if Trump becomes president

Trump says whatever he needs to say to be popular. He doesn't care if he changes position all the time. As long as it gets him votes, he says it. If he would become the republican nominee, I'm certain he will flip around on almost every issue, so he is more aligned with the democratic leaning voters. Against Hillary I'd say he has a decent chance of winning.

But all that also means something else: all the horrible things he's saying now are zero prediction for what he will do as president. My guess is he'd just make laws that make him richer. In other words, he'd do the same as everyone else (except Bernie): give more money to the rich. He'd just do it for a different reason (selfishness as opposed to being paid for it).

But it's all speculation. In the end, Trump is a wild card; I don't think anyone can really predict what he would do. Interesting for a spectator like me, but I wouldn't take the risk with the country (and the world).
December 6th 2015, 12:55 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
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I've heard Bernie's got some cool ideas and that they're consistent and therefore honest and not just bullshit that's said to please whoever like Obama does, but our president has no power. They just hold a puppet position/mascot kinda thing.

The real ones in power are corporations. If they want something, they buy it. Then a vote is held to make it seem like we can fight back, but we pretty much can't.

Don't vote, kids. No, but seriously, don't vote. Our votes are 100% meaningless. Use the gas money to go do something helpful.
December 6th 2015, 01:20 AM
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shevek
Peasant Netherlands
Never be afraid to ask, but don't demand an answer 
The real ones in power are corporations.

This is true.

Don't vote

But that does not help at all. Sure, everyone except Bernie and Trump are bought off. But even with the system so broken, voting is still important. Suppose you can choose between Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio. They will both give lots of money to the banks and the oil companies. But Rubio will start a war with Iran and destroy all that is good, and Hillary will probably not do as much damage. Both choices are bad, but one is certainly worse than the other. Not voting doesn't help.

Use the gas money to go do something helpful.

That's a good plan, but do you have suggestions? As I wrote before, I do. If you care about your country, fighting for your democracy is well worth your time. But even if you don't, never stop voting. The lesser of two evils is still less evil, and that does matter.
December 6th 2015, 02:20 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
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Why wouldn't Bernie and Trump be bought off? As a monolithic evil company, wouldn't you want to pull the strings of a country's "leader" and offer them money to do exactly what you want? They may not really have power, but they do speak for the country as a whole when speaking with other countries.

TPP wouldn't be possible without the control of world leaders after all. In the famous words of OBama: "There's nothing secret about the TPP".

That's a good plan, but do you have suggestions?
Let's see, help the homeless, donate to actual good causes, random public services, stop evil geniuses from blowing up the moon. Stuff like that. I ain't got no car and I kinda can't since they're monstrously expensive with the base price and upkeep and stuff, but I can always donate and shit without a car.
December 6th 2015, 03:01 AM
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scratcher
Bard Male Finland bloop
cigarette bonca 
TPP wouldn't be possible without the control of world leaders after all. In the famous words of OBama: "There's nothing secret about the TPP".

I knew it... the pirate bay's in it too...

But what about the Illuminati?
December 6th 2015, 03:48 AM
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MsDink
Peasant Female New Zealand
Tag - Umm.. tag, you're it? 
MsDink's probably dead from old age
Dead? Hmmm thats why i cant move.. ye gads thanks scratchy one - i thought i had just had a plot twist
December 6th 2015, 01:01 PM
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shevek
Peasant Netherlands
Never be afraid to ask, but don't demand an answer 
Why wouldn't Bernie and Trump be bought off?

Bernie because he's a good man, and he doesn't accept money from big companies. In fact, recently a pharmaceutical company paid him the maximum allowed amount (which is low, because he doesn't have a super PAC) and asked for a meeting with him. Bernie refused the meeting and donated the money to a good cause. It's not that they don't want to buy him off. It's that he doesn't accept the money.

Trump is so rich he doesn't need the money. I think he's accepting money from some people, but they know and he knows that he doesn't need them. So he can just do whatever he wants anyway. Now if he wants good things, that may be very good. But nobody knows what he really thinks, and I wouldn't take the risk.

Let's see, help the homeless, donate to actual good causes, random public services, stop evil geniuses from blowing up the moon. Stuff like that.

These are all good things, and I wouldn't want to stop you from doing them. However, everything is managed by politics. If the political system is broken, it doesn't help much if regular people try to clean up the mess. For example, helping the homeless. I heard that there are people who make food for them. That's great, and those are awesome people. But they shouldn't need to spend their time on that. Those people are homeless because politicians organized society in a certain way. The reason they did this is that it makes them and their rich friends slightly richer.

In short: you must fix the source of the problem (legalized corruption in politics) before worrying about everything caused by it (homelessness, endless wars, income inequality, obesity, climate change, health care costs, ...)
December 6th 2015, 05:45 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
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Bernie because he's a good man, and he doesn't accept money from big companies. In fact, recently a pharmaceutical company paid him the maximum allowed amount (which is low, because he doesn't have a super PAC) and asked for a meeting with him. Bernie refused the meeting and donated the money to a good cause. It's not that they don't want to buy him off. It's that he doesn't accept the money.

I hope to duck he appeared on camera and said exactly what company tried to buy him. That's the kind of leaders we need - ones who aren't afraid expose shitty entities such as pharmaceutical ones. Especially pharma. Seriously, duck them all.

Trump is so rich he doesn't need the money. I think he's accepting money from some people, but they know and he knows that he doesn't need them. So he can just do whatever he wants anyway. Now if he wants good things, that may be very good. But nobody knows what he really thinks, and I wouldn't take the risk.

What I've learned from politicians and corporations is that they can never have enough money. Maybe Trump isn't like that, but I dunno.

In short: you must fix the source of the problem (legalized corruption in politics) before worrying about everything caused by it (homelessness, endless wars, income inequality, obesity, climate change, health care costs, ...)

Yes, the very same will do everything they can to undo such things, but fixing absolute corporatism and greed that we have over here is way out of my league. Not enough people are aware of it and I'm a horrible leader. I can't even convince someone that Comcast is trying to ruin the internet and that we should probably downgrade. It's always been like that - I say something, nobody believes me, then after all the damage has been done, suddenly "Oh, you were right. Sorry." So duck that, you can believe donations. I'll just help people directly while someone else fixes the country.
December 6th 2015, 09:10 PM
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MsDink
Peasant Female New Zealand
Tag - Umm.. tag, you're it? 
trump has bankrupted himself twice isnt it - u wanna let him in charge of a country's finances HELL NO lol america will be laffing stock of the world
December 6th 2015, 10:45 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
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It already is.
December 6th 2015, 10:52 PM
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shevek
Peasant Netherlands
Never be afraid to ask, but don't demand an answer 
I hope to duck he appeared on camera and said exactly what company tried to buy him.
Of course. Being funded by small donations is one of his main campaigning points; this sort of thing is perfect for him.

they can never have enough money. Maybe Trump isn't like that
True. And Trump most definitely is like that, too. But he doesn't need it for his campaign. And if he would win, he can change the laws to give himself more money. Which is exactly what I expect him to do.

fixing absolute corporatism and greed that we have over here is way out of my league.
You don't have to do it alone. Wolf PAC can use all the help they can get, and I'm sure they're more than happy to explain you what you can do to help.

I'm a horrible leader
Don't let that stop you. Cenk Uygur is leading them and he's doing fine. But he does need people on his team.

trump has bankrupted himself twice isnt it
Four times I believe. But it wasn't because he was a bad businessman. He did it on purpose, because it was good for his personal finances. Which is worse.

u wanna let him in charge of a country's finances HELL NO
Indeed. He would probably say "if we shutdown the government and don't pay welfare for half a year, we'll make more money; let's do that" or something like that.

lol america will be laffing stock of the world
If that was all, I'd be in favor of it. The problem is a joke like that costs a lot of regular Americans a lot of happiness (and money).
December 6th 2015, 11:01 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
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I didn't even know about that 5000% increase on a pill.

For duck's sake, I hope that piece of shit dies horribly.
December 7th 2015, 09:11 AM
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I'm still around, just finding I don't have much to say most of the time!

Also have a load of stuff going on in RL just now so no time for D-Modding
December 7th 2015, 02:57 PM
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zeddexx
Peasant Male New Zealand
I'm pretty sure I'm worth atleast SIX goats... 
And in true DN fashion the subject has deviated in the blink of an eye...

I missed this...
December 7th 2015, 03:53 PM
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shevek
Peasant Netherlands
Never be afraid to ask, but don't demand an answer 
Hey, I thought about it. But this is the "off topic" category, and my posts clearly fit here.
December 7th 2015, 05:41 PM
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Quiztis
Peasant Male Sweden steam bloop
Life? What's that? Can I download it?! 
I have the DN bookmarked and it's opened during the standard page tab opening ritual, posting at least.
December 11th 2015, 01:02 PM
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Skull
Peasant Male Finland bloop
"I'd like to be a tree..." 
And Skull's too busy watching My Little Pony to visit the board anymore.

Yep, I'm afraid I'm too busy watching pastel-coloured horses shooting laser beams to pay much attention to Dink. And it's more fun to be part of a community that has other active people in it, and where your fan-work actually has a chance of being seen by someone.

But while that is kinda true... on a more serious note, Tim's death kinda made it hard to visit this site for a bit. Then there were two family deaths for me this past summer which sucked. And overall, stuff in general has not been going great for me this year which has rather burned me out and depressed me. I do still wanna make something for Dink, but the activity here has been so slow lately it seems pointless. At the very least, I wouldn't mind doing a project with some of the Dinkers I'm more familiar with, even if it's not Dink-related. Just for the sake of not losing contact with them.

That, or I could just make an MLP D-Mod, to annoy you all.
December 11th 2015, 02:30 PM
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Skurn
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It's been slow because everyone has decided not to make anything because they think it's become slow.

But yeah, there was a period where nobody said anything. But that went away.
December 11th 2015, 08:21 PM
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shevek
Peasant Netherlands
Never be afraid to ask, but don't demand an answer 
Sorry to hear that, Skull. I hope things are getting better for you now, or at least soon.

I don't know if I am among the people you would like to do a project with, please let me know what your plans are!
December 23rd 2015, 12:27 AM
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carrie2004
Peasant Female Canada
*chomp* 
I'm still here...I just don't always log in.
December 23rd 2015, 08:20 AM
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millimeter
Peasant Male Canada
Millimeter is Wee-Lamm, Recording Artist. :-) 
Glad you're still around Carrie, even if you're only lurking.
December 23rd 2015, 12:37 PM
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DackFIght
Peasant Male United States
Making Topics off-track faster then you can say it 
We'll elect Carrie, everyone knows her and Canadians are good at government so far, or we could try Redink.
December 23rd 2015, 02:25 PM
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Striker
Noble United States steam
Daniel, there are clowns. 
Well, other than those 10 years of Harper, sure.
December 23rd 2015, 09:01 PM
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millimeter
Peasant Male Canada
Millimeter is Wee-Lamm, Recording Artist. :-) 
At the same time, under Harper's time at the helm ... we didn't have a Lehman Brothers event to cope with. Additionally, I have read reports that your Fed is looking at the way we do business up here, to figure out why we came through that downturn relatively unscathed and even slightly ahead of the game.
December 25th 2015, 04:51 PM
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Striker
Noble United States steam
Daniel, there are clowns. 
Easy, the Canadian banking system is and was heavily regulated against the shenanigans that were pulled by American Banks. I'm sure if Conservative party could get away with getting rid of that regulation and oversight, they would (and might have in the later years of their majority; I don't know, I don't follow Canadian politics as much as I used to). We *used* to have stuff that prevented that, but a lot of that was done away with in the name of "freedom" from the Reagan era on to basically Obama, where we added just a *few* back in, though still not enough to prevent it from happening again here (which it will).
January 16th 2016, 01:45 PM
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millimeter
Peasant Male Canada
Millimeter is Wee-Lamm, Recording Artist. :-) 
There was a time in Canada where our elected officials seemed to be required to vote according to what their constituents demanded, and only stuck to the party lines in specific things, such as budget issues, which could lead to a vote of noon-confidence in the House of Commons. We went through a long series of Minority Governments and they have gotten used to always voting according party mandate, regardless of what we the people demand.

Having said that, we Canadians are also at the mercy of the Corporations. While I admit that presently most of them occupy just a few industries; Oil, Pharmaceuticals, Insurance, and Financial, I think we have to look beyond the public face of the corporations, to see the real problem. Ultimately, there are but a few individuals that either own the controlling interest in the most influential companies or they control the banks that have loaned them the money they operate with on a day to day bases.

The few rich people we actually hear about are certainly richer than all of us combined, and do wield minor influence over some things, it is the few people that reduce even Warren Buffet to a mere pauper, in comparison.

Imagine, the last powerball jackpot was worth more than 1 billion dollars. This is certainly more money than I will ever see in my lifetime, but it is significantly less than Kraft alone has invested in controlling several competing brands, in the food industry.

I agree largely with George Carlin's thought on Government, it is an illusion to make us believe we have a choice.
January 17th 2016, 12:35 AM
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DackFIght
Peasant Male United States
Making Topics off-track faster then you can say it 
Are there any pure or less evil third parties then?
January 17th 2016, 12:45 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
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I'm pure.

Haha. Nevermind.

Actually, let's change the topic to something philosophical. What makes a person pure?

Go.
January 17th 2016, 04:20 AM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
Flyest artist you know 
I'm glad ye feel this way, man!
But hey, I'm 14, so I ain't leaving anytime soon
(If that...if that comforts you in....any way.....)

Oh, and I'm not pure. I'm a duck. I don't know about anyone else.
January 17th 2016, 04:05 PM
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DackFight
Peasant Male United States
Making Topics off-track faster then you can say it 
To what makes a man pure.... tis only concept of the mind, for nothing changes except for what we perceive our nature is for it. Morality is just something that was made to give hope and allow control and reasons for problems. Only those philosophical enough, know that the ends of morality like purity to corruption and good to evil are nothing, but a way of dooming ourselves. The philosophical are also going to be in jail for committing crimes against society so I shall go back to the simple side for now, but there has yet to be anything about Pure EVIL.
January 19th 2016, 03:12 PM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
Codger?!!?
October 23rd, 02:01 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
a my little pony dmod is a good idea.