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i have always been lucky, in that i can sleep really easily. i can fall asleep just like a stone, at any time, no matter what

sometimes, i even fall asleep by accident!! but, it is okay - i love the feeling of sleep

how about you? do you like to sleep?


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Haha, nope.

my sleep comes about either because of a massive caffeine crash, or copious amounts of alcohol.


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Having strict sleep cycles, 9/10 times i sleep directly i lay head onto the pillow.

that 1/10 time tho, not fun nights
Although as life is now. I wish i could sleep for a month, im so tired and sick at everything


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...oh z, that sounds really bad :c

oddly, even if i have so, SO much coffee, i can usujally still sleep just fine

...me too, it would be nice just to be able to sleep for long times like bears do


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it would be nice...


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Well I don't sleep normally, I just kinda go until I crash. It ends up with me sometimes having to "reset" my sleeping after a few weeks where I just go about 24-36 hours and then sleep at around a normal time.

And then the cycle continues.


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what if there was a nice snack that you could eat that makes you feel full and then you immediately fall asleep?

...oh gosh. you just go until crash?? that sounds really, really exhausting, Z. how do you go, i wonder? i am always so tired i just fall asleep whenever by accident :c


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I sleep quickly if my mind is at ease.


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would be something, but won't make the world less stressfull tho.


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I mean, I just go.
Only exhausting if you have a proper schedule you need to keep, otherwise it's negligible.


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is your mind at ease often, wheatles?

that's true... it's odd, the world just feels so stressful right now

what do you do during the day, Z, to keep yourself going? do you play a fun game, or maybe, cook?



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my sleep schedule is always terrible

buuuuut,i always work on it


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yea... that said i shall get started with mine stress filled void now 19.5 hours until bed time.


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I've been stressing myself out, but I feel good now.

I here ya.


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Well, I wake up, plan dinner, decide if I need to go shopping for dinner, look for work, then just find odd jobs to do around the house or just disappear down the YouTube Documentary hole that many channels provide... then make dinner, or buy it, and then play something til I get bored and watch something to passout to.


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you are often up even later than i,m ikie c:

...stress filled void. maybe today can be a little happier. or, i hope it can be

stressing out?? oh wheatles... i hope we can find some comfort today together

that sounds almost like me everyday, except for the look for work part

maybe i should be more productive like you, z


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this is true

i am going to try to fix that!


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I've just been letting work get to me like a fool.


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take it slow though, mikie. don't scare yourself!

i think work sometimes cna get even to the best of us, dear friend <3 i am glad you seem to be doing a bit better though


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I mean, I am anything but productive...


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but you are trying, right Z? with earnest effort? If so, i can learn from you


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Trying is certainly the word... considering that most of the time it's just giving out my resume to be told "we'll be in touch" and then nothing...

I have better luck looking for work through Craigslist as a day laborer.


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Aye. Hospitals are stressy places lately and I haven't really had time to get my wits back together.


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what sort of work are you looking for?

i do know a lot of folks in New York...

...i imagine, it's worse than ever, with the current situation down there

<3 stay strong, wheatles!!


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How about you?


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At this point, simple part time work.
However, I might be okay with just doing some day labor stuff here and there.


>hugs Moony
I think I slept when I got home from work and split my sleep cycles in two, messing it up :X


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i am okay. my sister has some friends staying here for a little while, which is nice - it is nice just to have... noise in the house

is there a field in particular you are looking for work in, Z? Any unique qualifications?

...oh no. rainbow, you also need to sleep well, okay?


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Well... I'm currently working on getting a CIS degree, but besides that I just have certification for first aid, CPR, and other minor medical qualifications that are very much now expired.

So... nothing.


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Happy family noises, hm?

That's pretty exhausting. Holding together ok?


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>how about you?
I can fall asleep easily if I'm sleep-deprived (which is unfortunately often).  If I get too much sleep (like 9+ hours), then sometimes I don't fall sleep until late at night.


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Holding together as well as someone can with no job but who also holds minor financial responsibilities.


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I used to have trouble falling asleep, and a tendency to stay in bed for a long time after I woke up. Now it is fairly regular. I don't worry about falling asleep during the day and sleep, as a process, is mostly invisible. I don't drink coffee or take any sedatives.


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cis is computer science?


how about firefighting? or... life guard?

yes. i hear laughing, which is nice. i am glad to hear it

i wonder sometimes if i sleep so easily because i am always sleep deprived, or if it is because of narcolepsy or something

you are often so tired, chain?

the not drinking coffee thing is very impressive c:


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My tolerance for caffeine is low. I can feel my heart rate increase when I have soda, for instance.

I find coffee as a commodity interesting, though, and I've been part of many communities where it verges on a spiritual necessity. Yet, at the same time, there is so much artifice which goes into a good cup.

What's your ideal cup of coffee?


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Computer Information Sciences, but yeah.

Life guarding during COVID ain't really going to happen.
And Fire Fighting is unpaid volunteer work near here...


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>you are often so tired, chain?
When I don't get enough sleep, yeah.

Are you still sleep-deprived now that your lawyerly work is lightened up?


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That lower rung is really fucking rough.

Sounds like a future, yeah?


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so, we must avoid tea when we are hanging out next time

my ideal cup of coffee? not too acidic, but very nice and caramelly. a little earthy. smooth, with a touch of brightness, but not too bright. hints of vanilla.

a really high quality Kona is my favorite. if not that, some of the best Guatemalan coffees i have found are close. Jamaican Blue Mountain is very nice and earthy, and smooth too, but lacks my favorite caramelly taste

computer information sciences? so like, tech issue stuff? you are almost done with degree?

no, i get all the sleep i want c:

even then... i fall asleep by accident

...i wish, wheatles, but am not sure


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ill be okay! hopefully!



Oh, I should try Kona. I've enjoyed Blue Mountain.


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do you have a favorite coffee, wheatles?

i have faith in you, mikie c:


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Espresso. Sweet, not bitter.


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i do like a good espresso, though pourover will always be my favorite

i like my french press a lot too!! if i am making coffee for just me, i will use my french press

...do you like cafe bustelo? it seems like it is everywhere in the city


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It's what I have at home but the flavor is a bit too... mellow these days.


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Yup, but what can you do but just and survive.
Yeah, essentially.
And maybe... I'm unsure if I'll be done with it this semester or the next.


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bustelo is considered very bold, i'd say! i don't mind it, but it just tastes so bold that i cannot taste much else in the coffee

would you consider commuting to work, Z? if you would like, we can work together to help find job! i know many NYC employers on a personal basis, due to my work!


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Not for nothing, but I kinda like not working in the city... I don't mind commuting, but I also kinda don't want to commute for over an hour.

Appreciate it though.


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It's like decorating a room, isn't it? I read a very compelling analogy between Japanese gardening and coffee brewing, once.


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...my commute often takes over an hour, and i can understand the feeling

maybe though, i can help you find work upstate? just let me know, maybe we can talk in private sometime - i am very good at finding others work

it can be a bit! Coffee brewing is a very careful art. And roasting, too!


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That's all you can do!

Ah, is it? I've been looking for something bolder...


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That'd be nice, but then I feel like I would owe you for helping me... even if nothing came from it.
And really, I couldn't ask for that...
I mean I could die, would be easier and potentially cheaper depending.


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anything bolder, and you are just drinking burnt stuff in a cup - https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-93cbb7f27fa5e53f633c049730d9eac1

this is an Italian Roast - it's basically just completely charred beans

Bustelo is already so dark, any of the beans natural characteristic is lost, which is okay for some

but it is not really what very fine coffee should be, as it would be a waste to roast an expensive coffee so dark!

...no debts between friends. c: if i can help, and did not, not a good friend would i be


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I've heard that before from a number of people. I don't care to have pointlessly expensive coffee. I want a nice cup with a friend. For the drinking experience one gets from very lightly roasted coffee I find tea to be superior.

It's not all it's cracked up to be.


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roasting too dark also burns out the caffeine

i do not like too lightly roasted either, but there is nothing wrong with a medium roasted coffee! i like a strong cup too now and again, especially if i am tired, as i feel hard boiled drinking my cup of black coffee c:


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usually yes, as long as i had a good workout and did some work. then i feel relaxed and tired

however sometimes i eat chocolate and forget that it has caffeine, and end up staying up that way

or sometimes i just get a rush of anxiety, and it makes it hard to sleep :PP


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Some nights are harder than others.


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I never sleep easily, but it's been especially bad lately with the stomach cramps.


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<3 oh dear... star, you need to sleep!

why is that, dear friend?

...oh no. is it because of you know what?


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I assume so, though it still isn't officially diagnosed or anything.


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Well again, I appreciate it but I also don't want you to go out of your way for me... especially since I'd probably just disappoint.
I dunno, I've experienced it twice so I can't say it's all that bad.


How was last night?

Igh. How long?

A bit of exhaustion helps!


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Need more practice shutting the brain off I guess.

Last night was obviously super easy. Feel bad I didn't go to the gym this morning though.


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hehe, don't worry, i get enough sleep per night ^^

and the night is still rather young for me here, so i'm good!

>hugs and kajis <3

how are you moony? doin good?


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that it certainly does!

if people excersised more regularly, they would sleep better ^^


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We can't lay down at all because we'll instantly crash from exhaustion. So yes, we sleep very easily.

I could fall asleep in a hot car if I tried.
Or a couch, or just the pavement. Anywhere really.
We can't get enough of sleep.
Too much sleep makes us sick though.


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Been dealing with it for about a week and a half now.  The symptoms all come and go, though, so it's not like it's been unbearable the entire time.


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please do get checked, dear friend!

i do not think you would disappoint, Z <3 sometime, let us talk of it

...that's very hard... i can relate to this feeling. do you have a favorite brain shutting off technique?

i am doing well. c: just enjoying your company

ohhh dragoni, i can so, so super relate to that. if i don't pay attention, i will just fall asleep

too mcuh sleep makes you feel sick? i guess it is just like too little sleep! everything in moderation c:


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that's great <3 glad to hear it <3

have you ever heard of gumpcore death groove shrimp slam?


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...gosh, i have never, ev er heard of that. what is that, star? i am almost afraid to know


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hey moony

how do you say "starlight glimmer is best pony" in chinese

i wanna surprise my chinese friend with this


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apparently it's a genre that specifically combines grindcore and Forrest Gump

the only band that plays it is The Forrest Gump Mile High Marathon


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i am unsure how to say Starlight Glimmer - i can look up and see if they have translated her name in the Taiwanese version of the show

"Starlight Glimmer" shi zhui bang de xiao ma
"Starlight Glimmer" 是最棒的小馬.

i think best is literally translated as "zhui hao" [most good]. But figuratively, "zhui bang" [most impressive] is more accurate.

Starlight is 星光 "xing guang." Glimmer? i am unsure how to best translate that. i would just say "光" Maybe you can call her xing guang guang
星光光. But it doesn't make too much phonetic sense. Though it sounds nice.

...if a genre has no audience, does it make a sound? is... is it a popular band?


Unless they do it late at night!

It sounds like you need a little more sleep?

While travelling?

Hardboiled, eh?


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depends if you believe sound is something that needs to be perceived to be considered a sound ^^

i doubt it, but that's not exactly surprising. it's a gridcore band with a very niche novelty focus. so it probably is seen as a fun novelty amongst grindcore fans

unlike the Flanders based death metal band, Okilly Dokilly! Those guys are very popular!

true! but when i can't sleep at night, i can find myself doing something active to blow off the energy to help me sleep!

>hugs and kajis <3

hey wheat <3


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Hey hey. How goes it?

Busy these days?


I usually just imagine a scene of somekind. Make it as detailed as I can.


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oh tryin to be. workin on some projects and trying to be productive~ some days are easier than others :PP

how about you? how's life goin in your world?


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it can work i am sure!


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yes c: i know it sounds silly, as i am... not hardboiled

but i think it is fun

i never knew there were so many niche metals

like, picture your happy place in your mind's eye?

i hope it helps c:


Life is life!

What projects?

You can be hardboiled if you want to be.


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I guess so. Wouldn't say I have a static 'happy place' but I imagine it would be the same.


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No, no travelling yet.  And I think at this point I'm giving up on it, too.  The Covid was a concern, but this would just make the whole trip miserable anyway.  I'll just reschedule the trip for a time with less infections.


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You apparently don't know me too well then.


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what do you picture, usually? i like to think of a field of flowers sometimes

i could not be hardboiled even if i tried... but it is fun to pretend


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I pretend to be hardboiled myself.


I mean like.... Ships... Castles... Mountains. Like if I was camping in a cozy mountain cave what would it be like? Things like that I guess.


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oh that is a rabbit hole that can go on forever if you let it. there are a lot of different genres and niches. and you can find something for everyone in there ^^

well i'm currently revising my screenplay still. there is a lot to clean up, and i have scenes that i need to redo completely and yada yada yada

the other one... well i don't know yet, i'll get to you on that one :PP


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for fun, or because maybe, you are secretly hardboiled? c:

...that sounds amazing. camping in a cozy mountain cave. snow outside. fire inside.


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Castle cave mountain o_O

The same screenplay? It must be a lot of work!

For fun!


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well it's a bit of a combination of procrastination and hard work :PP

but i wanna make sure my first spec script is something i can share proudly. put my best foot forward ya kno?


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How long have you been working on this one for?


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awww, i see <3 me too c:


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well when i wrote the first draft, it took about 3 months, and that was last year

so now in the revision stage, i've been at it for about a few weeks at this time. although most of those days are only 1 hour at a time, so it's not as impressive as it sounds :PP


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Which part of the process is most fun for you?


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hmmm... i guess for me would either be the initial brain storming, where you come up with the story, themes, and beats.

or towards the end when you are on your 2nd-3rd-4th draft and you are tightening the story, making the little nuanced details and changes that elevate the story, and making it really become the unified whole that you first envisioned in your head in the first place <3


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And in-between it's hell.


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pfft in a way yeah. although i guess it's only natural for a creative. people love to come up with ideas and start projects, or to talk about shows and media they loved to watch and just how complete and whole it feels.

but the middle part is where so many stop, cause now they gotta make the darn thing, and see all the flaws, hiccups, writing blocks, and malaise it brings.

we love the ideas, but the work is seldom loved. but it's that work that seperates those who love stories from those who make the stories we love <3


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Yeah, I try to make the scene as detailed as I can.

I imagine real ships, castles and caves are no where near as cozy as I imagine. They're probably like, scurvy and spiders. But I am trying to sleep...


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... right now? Isn't it morning?


... Not right now. Its afternoon.


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I'd say I'm okay with the work. If it's going well it's about 50/50 torment/enjoyment. But there's a lot that can stop you. Self-doubt is a big one. Losing touch with one's original vision is another. Scrupulosity, comparing yourself to other writers--particularly writers you admire. The prospect that what you're doing may in the end be just for you.


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i can safely say i'm much the same way, and all that stuff affects me as well. i don't want to lose my style by focusing too much on the writing of others, but at the same time knowing how others write and make their stories helps you make their art.

it's a balance. and i often err on the side of focusing on my own writing :PP


Oh! I am bad at time zones

Feeling grimdark?

How far are you now anyways?


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well i managed to shave my first draft from 150 pages down to 131. i'm still scouring through pages to cut down on excessive dialogue.

then after i'm done with that, i have a few ideas to combine scenes and to write something that gives the script a better overall narrative structure.


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My approach to that is to go through the problems on my own. I don't read a lot of other fiction and I don't look for talks or lectures on the "art" side of it. Stay with it--see where the work takes you, and when you come out on the other side, then you will have something to stand on when you observe the masters.

Learning from "our" people is tricky, because it can be a distraction and lead to overconfidence; learning from those who are not "our" people is a good exercise, but one has to learn indirectly. The right guidance from the right teacher, as you know, is something one has to be in the right place for. But it takes a long time to get there.


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that's mostly what i do, but i do have to admit that i tend to watch a loooooot more videos on the artistry of theater, film, and art in general. so i write a lot with that same intention of making something with artistic meaning, for better and worse. :PP

and other people are not me, and i'm the one writing my thing :PP


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alrighty folks! i'm headin to bed!

goodnight y'all <3

>hugs and kajis <3

goodnight ^^


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Good night.


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Easily enough.


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Sometimes it can take me an hour or more to fall asleep.

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