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It's gonna get better before it gets worse; We never have to come back to Earth 'cause it's gonna get better, better... - Patrick Stump, "Coast (It's Gonna Get Better)"

*Warning: This will become a very image heavy post.*

Last Updated: December 31, 2012

Resolutions | To Do / Goals | Headlines | Default Icons | Layouts | Entries Posted | Desktops | New Albums Heard | 2012 Playlist | Books Read | Movies Seen | Television Watched | Games Played | Fangirled Over | Words Written | Graphics Posted | Quotations / Lyrics | Memories


Resolutions


01. Be more active around LiveJournal, and be a better LJ friend
02. Update my graphics journal more often
03. Keep defining my graphics style.
04. Keep my Dreamwidth account active.
05. Become more active on Tumblr.
06. Take more pictures.
07. Keep a career reflective journal.
08. Journal more often.
09. In general, write more often.
10. Work on better quality writing.
11. Read more than in 2011.
12. Eat smaller portion sizes.
13. Get back into an exercise routine.
14. Focus more on the good.
15. Try not to worry so much about things that I have no control over and focus on what I can change.

To Do / Goals


In-progress
Completed
Not Completed

Redo my tags list.
Go through my LJ memories.
Participate in at least 5 friending memes. (0/5)
Make at least one LJ post a week. (4/52)
Make at least one DW post a week. (3/52)
Make at least 5 picspam posts. (0/5)
Make at least 10 icon posts. (1/10)
Collect at least 20 new texture sets. (20/20)
Re-sort my textures folder.
Do at least 15 Disneyfication write ups. (0/15)
Go through my bookmarks.
Go through files on my computer and back up drives.
Get a Flickr account.
Read at least 60 books. (60/60)
Listen to at least 100 albums I’ve never heard. (52/100)
Watch at least 40 movies I’ve never seen. (32/40)
Write at least one poem a month. (3/12)
Write something every day—not including LJ and DW. (104/366)
Write at least 366,000 words this year—not including LJ and DW. (104,008/366,000)
Rewrite cover letter and edit resume.
Rewrite a section of my portfolio.
Adjust my portfolio’s table of contents.
Research master’s programs.
Go through everything and organize it.
Vote in the 2012 election.
Find a full-time job.

Headlines


Sun, Jan 01, 2012: Magnitude 7.0 earthquake shakes Japan, no danger of tsunami officials say and no immediate reports of damage or injuries
Fri, Jan 13, 2012: Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia hits an unidentified obstacle that causes it to sink off of Giglio, Italy
Wed, Jan 18, 2012: Wikipedia, Reddit, other sites go on Internet blackout for 24 hours, Google and others offer information regarding the issues with SOPA and PIPA, some members of Congress begin to pull support
Fri, Jan 20, 2012: Congress withdraws both SOPA and PIPA for now
Fri, Jan 20, 2012: Etta James, vocal legend, dies at 73
Thu, Oct 18, 2012: Detroit Tigers become the ALCS Champions
Mon, Oct 22-31, 2012: Tropical Storm Sandy forms and becomes Hurricane Sandy, striking the Caribbean and eastern coast of the United States
Tue, Nov 06, 2012: President Barack Obama is reelected
Fri, Nov 16, 2012: Hostess goes bankrupt

Default Icons


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Layouts


Colors
CSS by [personal profile] sforzinda
Sun, Dec 25, 2011 - Thu, Nov 22, 2012
"Try" by P!nk
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Thu, Nov 22, 2012 - Present


Entries Posted


Thu, Jan 05, 2012: [review] Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful by Bon Jovi
Thu, Jan 12, 2012: [review] Our Idiot Brother (2011)
Fri, Jan 20, 2012: [project] The Disneyfication Project: An Introduction
Wed, Nov 21, 2012: [personal] Hmm...
Mon, Dec 03, 2012: [personal] I almost forgot I was starting to post here too...
Sat, Dec 08, 2012: [personal] You make me feel like I've been locked out of heaven for too long...
Sun, Dec 23, 2012: [personal] Wow
Fri, Dec 28, 2012: [personal] Oh, Come On!
Mon, Dec 31, 2012: [mixtape] 2012 Mixtape
Mon, Dec 31, 2012: [meme] 2012 Scrapbook

Desktops


Kelly Clarkson
Made by Kelly-Clarkson.net
Wed, Dec 14, 2011 - Sun, Jan 08, 2012
"'I' in Lie" by Patrick Stump
Made by me
Sun, Jan 08, 2012 - Tue, Dec 25, 2012
"Everybody Wants Somebody" by Patrick Stump
Made by me with Wordle
Tue, Dec 25, 2012 - Present
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New Albums Heard


Future This by the Big Pink
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Ringo 2012 by Ringo Starr
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Scars and Stories by the Fray
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A Different Kind of Truth by Van Halen
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Some Nights by Fun.
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Wrecking Ball by Bruce Springsteen
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Love Is a Four Letter Word by Jason Mraz
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California 37 by Train
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Trespassing by Adam Lambert
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Blown Away by Carrie Underwood
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Kids in the Street by the All-American Rejects
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Thank You, Camellia by Kris Allen
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Born and Raised by John Mayer
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Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded by Nicki Minaj
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That's Why God Made the Radio by the Beach Boys
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Overexposed by Maroon 5
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Picture Show by Neon Trees
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Living Things by Linkin Park
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Casey Abrams by Casey Abrams
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Awake by Chase Coy
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Blunderbuss by Jack White
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Handwritten by Gaslight Anthem
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channel ORANGE by Frank Ocean
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Southern Air by Yellowcard
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The Truth About Love by P!nk
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Battle Born by the Killers
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North by Matchbox Twenty
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#3 by the Script
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Kiss by Carly Rae Jepsen
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The Sound of the Life of the Mind by Ben Folds Five
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Greatest Hits: Chapter One by Kelly Clarkson
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Don't Panic by All Time Low
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R.E.D. by Ne-Yo
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The World from the Side of the Moon by Phillip Phillips
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Unorthodox Jukebox by Bruno Mars
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Album Title by Artist
Rating


2012 Playlist


"Coast (It's Gonna Get Better)" by Patrick Stump
"I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz
"Drive By" by Train
"Cuckoo" by Adam Lambert
"Naked Love" by Adam Lambert
"Vision of Love" by Kris Allen
"Wide Awake" by Katy Perry
"Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen
"Follow Your Heartbeat" by Kyle Patrick
"Some Nights" by Fun.
"Try" by P!nk
"The Great Escape" by P!nk
"Locked Out of Heaven" by Bruno Mars
"Hall of Fame" by the Script
"Six Degrees of Separation" by the Script
"Catch My Breath" by Kelly Clarkson
"People Like Us" by Kelly Clarkson

Books Read


Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful by Bon Jovi
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The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
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Same Difference and Other Stories by Derek Kirk Kim
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Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
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Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi
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Readicide by Kelly Gallagher
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13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
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Red Eye, Black Eye by K. Thor Jensen
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The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
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Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
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Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson
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11/22/63 by Stephen King
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Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving
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Nothing Pink by Mark Hardy
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Monster by Walter Dean Myers
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A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
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Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
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Chicken Soup for the Teacher's Soul by Jack Canfield
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Carnet de Voyage by Craig Thompson
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
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And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
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Green Light Classrooms by Rich Allen
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Chicken with Plums by Marjane Satrapi
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The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton
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Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire
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Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie
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Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
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A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
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The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
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The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde
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Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
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In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
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The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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Tales from Watership Down by Richard Adams
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Ordinary People by Judith Guest
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Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
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Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
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Little Town at the Crossroads by Maria D. Wilkes
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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
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The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
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Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
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At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie
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Midnight Sun by Ben Towle
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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
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Hot Six by Janet Evanovich
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The Cat's Pajamas by Ray Bradbury
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Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
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Atonement by Ian McEwan
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The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger
Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie
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Life with Mr. Dangerous by Paul Hornschemeier
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A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
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A Christmas Memory, One Christmas, & The Thanksgiving Visitor by Truman Capote
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90 Classic Books for People in a Hurry by Agatha Christie
Thanksgiving: The Biography of an American Holiday by James W. Baker
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The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer
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Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
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The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens
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The Chimes by Charles Dickens
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The Battle of Life by Charles Dickens
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Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella
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To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
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Movies Seen


This Is It (2009)
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Our Idiot Brother (2011)
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Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
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The Smurfs (2011)
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Moneyball (2011)
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Doubt (2008)
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Contagion (2011)
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Waiting for Superman (2010)
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50/50 (2011)
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Footloose (2011)
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Hugo (2011)
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The Muppets (2011)
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The Descendents (2011)
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We Bought a Zoo (2011)
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The Avengers (2012)
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Thor (2011)
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New Year's Eve (2011)
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Red Tails (2012)
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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
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One for the Money (2012)
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Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2011)
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21 Jump Street (2012)
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The Vow (2012)
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Mirror Mirror (2012)
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The Lorax (2012)
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American Reunion (2012)
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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
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Rock of Ages (2012)
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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
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Dark Shadows (2012)
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Fright Night (2011)
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Magic Mike (2012)
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Television Watched


12.12.12
40th Anniversary American Music Awards
54th Annual Grammy Awards
84th Annual Academy Awards
2012 Video Music Awards
American Idol: Season Eleven
Glee: Season Three
Saturday Night Live: Season Thirty-Seven
Saturday Night Live: Season Thirty-Eight
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley
Supernatural: Season Seven

Games Played


Super Mario 3D Land
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Starfox64 3D
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Pokémon Emerald
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Paper Mario
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Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
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Super Mario Galaxy 2
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New Super Mario Bros. 2
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The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time 3DS
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Pokémon Black
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Fangirled Over


Patrick Stump Bon Jovi Star Fox
Pokémon Supernatural The Script
Kindle Paperwhite Kelly Clarkson ----


Words Written


January Word Count: 31,108
February Word Count: 29,297
March Word Count: 29,888
April Word Count: 28,423

Graphics Posted


Christmas Stock: 22 Icons and 8 Banners
December 16, 2012
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Quotations / Lyrics



Memories


Sun, Jan 01, 2011: Happy New Year!



Old Scrapbooks
2009 | 2010 | 2011

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