Past Presents Yet To Come…

Yesterday…

*Mellow, Clicky… Nice! …/lights up…*

The 8th December, was the anniversary of John Lennon’s death in 1980, Dear Reader. 37 years ago; I was reminded of that day whilst reading Blue Frank‘s post yesterday about May Pang, John Lennon’s girlfriend, briefly, in 1973…

*Weird, Clicky… /drags… Red Frank has a new MEROVEE post up today about a black hole discovery that’s puzzling scientists…/taps ash… created just after the Big Bang, like…*

Merovee The Grand Unifying Theory of Everything

*GUT of everything? …/drags… As John Lamb Lash mentioned at the end of his last talk… ‘See colon backslash’ …/blows smoke ring… The singularity… /stubs butt… I asked my good friend, ‘The Gut Doctor’ about 137 before, Clicky…*

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*Roob-ID-I-um… /lights up…*

Rubidium-87 has a half-life of 48.8×109 years, which is more than three times the age of the universe of (13.799±0.021)×109 years, making it a primordial nuclide.

…Knot only that, Dear Reader, it was but a year ago, on December 8th 2016, that the very first Underdog Anthology was published. I was reminded of this reading Leggy update on the upcoming Christmas edition, posted last night…

The Good The Bad And Santa

*Leggy just emailed me a complete final copy, Clicky… /puffs merrily… It looks fucking AWESOME!!!*

Underdog Christmas Anthology Content

*Interesting, Clicky… /stubs butt… ‘Christmas Ever’ covers page 137… /lights up…*

There’s an additional treat included with three illustrations Leggy drew way back in the 80s. Three perfect Santa cartoons that illustration Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come perfectly…

…And, Dear Reader, you may notice from the Contents page that a certain missive writer from Text US has a story included. I had the most enormous fun last weekend editing ‘Christmas Ever’, as Cade wrote it…

There is a real treat in this one for those who enjoyed Brian W. Aldiss’s excursions into the deeper, stranger SF regions. If you re-read his shorts such as ‘As for our Fatal Continuity’ and ‘Send Her Victorious’ (in ‘Comic Inferno’, well worth a read if you can still get it and the title story is in much the same vein too), and his novel ‘The Eighty-Minute Hour’ (which I read several times) then you are going to love this one. I’m not telling you the title yet, but I will when it’s ready to go.

*/squints… What’s that red book Cade’s using, Clicky?*

The Red Book Backdrop

*/rolls eyes… Figures… /continues to smoke…*

Sew… hopefully, Dear Reader, ‘The Underdog Anthology IV: The Good, the Bad and Santa’ will be available to everybody…

children warning

*/coughs… Don’t give Leggy ideas, Clicky!*

… Um, nearly everybody sometime before Thursday. I will post a link when it is and let you have a look at the Afterword corruption. In the meantime, have a good week, don’t be mean and… Have a Song… 😉

*/puffs… Clicky! I find the new title of that Song highly offensive… /streams smoke… Get another…*

Friday Purchases & Other Pressing Fings

Notice anything different, Dear Reader?

different

*The font, Clicky, the font! …/sigh… Why do I bother?*

Running dangerous low on memory space, I’ve had to upgrade the LoL’s WordPress account. I did this on Friday, whilst off work for “Christmas Shopping”. I now have more memory, no ads, a selection of fonts and themes to choose from, and a new domain

*Ha! …/pats snout… I love that show, Clicky …/lights up…*

Whilst I had the plastic handy, I decided to replace the lost copy of a book I used to own. And it has just been delivered! On a Sunday!

Jessicas Trap

I could have got it quicker by buying it for Kindle, but seeing as it was a Kindle version that was lost, I thought I would indulge in a tangible copy with built-in page turning sound effect…

*And scrolling too… /drags… It’s got it all…*

“Christmas shopping” completed, I spent the rest of Friday morning editing a short story Cade was writing for the upcoming Underdog Anthology

Cade tells Roob he feels hit by a train

It was funny him mentioning feeling like he’d been hit by a train, as I’d just been atweeting…

… And then it got weirder…

Cade gets to it whilst Roob listens to a talk

*/sings… I’m a singularity, I’m a singularity, I’m a singularity, I’m a singularity, I’m a singularity, I’m a singularity, I’m a singularity. Now up put your hands up…*

I mentioned Part 1 of John Lash’s Archonic Dementia talk previously and this is another longish one. But was so incredibly syncy that this time I took some notes. Kinda…

Roob notes 1

*Familiar themes here, Clicky… /scratches gnos…*

Roob notes 2

*/puffs merrily…*

I didn’t manage to listen to the talk all in one go…

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Lashy really doesn’t like the proponents of AI and D Wave computing, likening them to “carnival barkers“. And then he mentioned something that brought me up a bit short

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‘The cover image is the Seal of Solomon, the seal used on the brass vessel in which Solomon trapped 72 demons and their legions of spirits. I redrew the version in Goetia, scanned it then meddled with it in Paint Shop. It’s relevant to the story, as is the chosen colour and the strange object at the bottom of the back cover. That’s enough hints – no spoilers.’

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Email from Ruth to Kevin on 2nd July 2014 Norman's House

Samuel’s Girl‘, the next book after ‘Jessica’s Trap’, has already been republished and ‘Norman’s House’ will finally see the light of day in the new year. As for what Lashy’s thinks ‘The Singularity of November 2017’ is…

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*Er… or Dear Reader could just simply listen to the talk, Clicky… /rolls eyes…*

Have a Song 😀

 

Missive From ‘Merica: Miss Me?

A bit of a treat for us now, Dear Reader… A new missive from Cade, The Okie Devil of Text US!!

*Happy much, Clicky?*

I’ll let Cade tell you himself. Enjoy! ❤

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!!!WHORE NETS!!!

^Huge Hornet Nest Removal^


I know…I know. There weren’t supposed to be any more of these for a while. And yes, I realize I’ve been writing some bullshit over at my own blog. And yes, I know that this “me leaving for a while” has happened several times. Maybe that’s why some people who write/write blogs or whatever, just….”disappear”…without saying goodbye. Maybe not. I don’t know…I’m not them, and life can be complex. Or simple. Or whatever. That does make me think a bit tho about structures and frameworks.

When we study, and learn, and study, and amass, and study, and learn, and seek, and accumulate…all for whatever purpose that we are doing this and these things for…we sometimes forget to reduce. And if there is anything that humans are good at, it is reduction. Prolly why things get so fucked up when we amass, and forget to reduce.

EX: You are a dude, who likes a gal, and you write her a shitload of poetry to win her affection(s).

Q: What happens when and if you actually win her affection(s)?

A: !!!

Yeah. Do you suddenly stop writing her poetry?

That’s not a very nice thought.

To me it isn’t anyway.

But yeah…I think we humans are masters at reduction and redux.

I think “The Universe” prolly gives us a hand here and there when we forget.

^Drop The Poptart w/ Somewhere Up Here (2nd edit)- deadmau5^

OH!!! A very Happy Birthday to Cynarae St. Mary, who turned 759 or so years old today.

❤ !!!HBD!!! ❤

A song for CstM.

🙂
^Röyksopp – Happy Up Here (Datassette Remix)^

How are you? Ya…really…YOU!!! How are you? I worry about you. Well, not only and always worry, but I do think about you here and there.

How your day has been?

How are you getting along?

Hoping that you are OK.

/me shrugs

Many times I have to stop myself from doing this tho.

Not my job to carry the weight of the world on my shoulders.

Or maybe it is.
^Leftwing & Kody – Sound Boy (Original Mix)^

Much of the infrastructure that makes infrastructures possible is invisible, or at least more temporary/less visible. When we think about older engineering marvels, we seem to be more fascinated by the shit that ain’t there, that the shit that is. Prolly why we sometimes get so goddamn nosey about people as individuals, and what has made them what and who they are. So…we pile it on. Anything and everything is possible, and we can and do explore any and all options. We MUST know…right?

I digress.

I was watching a documentary about Stonehenge the other day, and this yet is another structure that “baffles” modern engineers. That somehow these ancient fucks were idiots because they didn’t have “modern shit” like we do. Yet I get the feeling, that whatever they had, was the most modern shit available at the time, so in Relativistic terms…yeah…they were pretty goddamn modern, and were at least equally modern to us.

I digress again.

They were digging up bones, and talking about how the most revered and most wealthy/powerful people were buried at and around the Stonehenge site itself, and there was a nearby camp where “the workers” lived, and where THEY were buried.

Q: Any chance you fucks have that backwards?

A: !!!

You always assume these top down societal structures to where “the haves” get everything, and “the have nots” get nothing, and always forego the slightest INKLING of any equality within the mindset(s) of ancient people(s). That anything and everything was always driven by rod and lash. I find this difficult to believe. Weren’t there less people back in the dizzay? Or is that a strawman argument that has been summarily dismissed by…erm…experts?

Yet again, I digress.

I get the feeling that “workers” were prolly always revered. If you have a batch of brains that can design but not build, and a batch of brawn that can build but not design, there’s an equality there.

^Tim Hawkins – “Yoga Pants” (song)^

Been thinking quite a bit about time with respect to genetics over the past few weeks and months and years, then suddenly, I stumble across this story last week where they’ve made some new revolutionary change to some dude’s genetic code. But what that really got me to thinking about, was this story I read a year or so ago, about this group that was about to attempt to put an organism in some kind of living death stasis, and then see if they can revive it. The story gave me the chills, so I’ve not followed up on it and have no idea if they proceeded/what the results were, but that does get me to thinking about honesty.

Not truth...honesty.

Q: Can you find truth via any path other than honesty?

A: ???

Yeah…I dunno either. But I did get to have lunch with my mother the other day, and it reminded me of something she told me when me and her went to visit the grave of one of her brothers back during the summer of this year.

Ma: Ya know Cade, you were the most honest of my children.

Cade: Me?!?!?!?

Ma: Yes…you. I could always count on you to be honest.

Cade: Sure as shit never seemed that way at the time.

Ma: Well, I’m sure that you were honest many times because you feared repercussions/getting in trouble, but you were always honest nevertheless.

Cade: Thanks?

It was quite the gut-shot on several levels. Are we only honest when there is a punitive system in place to keep us that way? I wonder when THAT structure can be removed, and we can just…be honest?

^Nitrous Oxide – Orient Express^

SO!!! These fucks will tell us what they are doing, but not necessarily why nor how, and they may or may not tell us how everything turns out. So…trust. Is trust the path to truth? Or honesty.

Lotta bricks in a path.

Nevermind the infrastructure that creates the space and spaces to lay the bricks in the first pace. And where’d those bricks come from anyway?

WHO DREAMED ALL THIS SHIT UP?!?!?!?

WHERE’D IT COME FROM?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Just sayin’.

^The Revivalists – Wish I Knew You^

Made a video with my new camera recently, and the clouds on this particular day had that “a roof on the world” kinda vibe to them. It reminded me of some of the visualization types of things that I used to do when I was younger.

On days when the clouds cooperate, lay on your back on the ground, look at the sky and clouds, and try to picture the clouds being both a ceiling AND a floor, all while thinking about the ground you are laying on being both a ceiling and a floor.

Now…watch the clouds move.

Try and fix your eyes at certain points, and to NOT follow a particular something moving through the sector you are focusing on.

Now think about yourself being between both of these floors/ceilings.

Now…think about the world spinning.

Now…think about anything and everything else in The Universe, and how it is moving and spinning.

Q: How…in the FUCK…am I stationary?

A: !!!

You’ll prolly eventually start doing what I call “phasing”…and you may get a shade disconcerted and confused about what it moving, and what is not. But if you keep in mind that you are both moving and stationary, even when “stationary”, it should be something to help keep you from freaking out to badly when you start to see “the void” and just how deep it is.

^Detlef – JayDee^

Something that I tried to do, was see myself circling the entire Universe, and traveling that distance so fast, that I eventually flew right through The Earth/Terra from the back, and right back into my body. And actually, it wasn’t a circle as much as it was traveling a straight line to somewhere that was so distant, that eventually something unexplainable happened. This resulted in me being put on a return trajectory, that returned me to where I was, via a straight line from the opposite direction.

You can prolly put a torus in there, and that analogy/description might make more sense, because the straight line will eventually bend at some point. But at some point and points, you are going to get this sliding kind of feeling, like you are about to start sliding around on the ground, and start circling The Earth/Terra in circles while laying on your back.

This can be a frightening sensation. But what I was eventually able to do, is just go with it. It’s kinda funny to imagine gravity failing you just enough, that you are eventually traveling in circles around the planet, all while laying on your back. Faster and faster, until eventually, you are going so fast, that you wind up right back where you are.

When you are able to start imagining yourself circling the planet, and circling The Universe at the same time? You can cover some distance(s) in relatively short order, and you can start to see and imagine all kinds of crazy shit.

^Latmun – Please Stop (Original Mix)^


Cade: SO!!! What choo up to?

X: Same ol’.

Cade: We never talk anymore.

X: That’s because you never shut up.

Cade: I do try sometimes.

0: Interference?

Cade: Funny that YOU would mention that.

0: How so?

T: Yeah…how so?

Cade: Rut roh.

T: What does THAT mean?

Cade: I dunno. Just lots of “convos” going on pretty much 24/7, so it’s kinda difficult to know what to think sometimes.

Z: Are you saying…that you are…”hearing voices”?

Cade: No. You said that.

Z: Oh.

Cade: I’m trying to make sense of a lot of things.

0: Maybe…too much?

Cade: How would I know?

X: Maybe this is where you would need to rely on others.

Cade: If I’ve no clue what I am doing, how the hell would they know?

X: Maybe they’ve been there?

Cade: That doesn’t make sense. Contextually.

0: What are you saying?

Cade: Whatever I say and/or have said?

0: You aren’t fond of leading questions, and yet, you give rambling and/or indirect answers. Isn’t that kindof…hypocritical?

Cade: Sure.

0: Wait, wait…wait just a minute there sparky. It’s that easy?

Cade; I thought you wanted direct answers?

X: Booyah!!!

Cade: …

^50 Cent – Just A Lil Bit (Paradox City Edit) (Free Download)^

That should bring us to “flat earth” quite nicely. Or not very nicely. Or both. Or whatever.

The ground beneath your feet…is it flat?

If you are in North America, and someone else is in Australia, is the ground beneath your feet flat, and beneath their feet bent?

How? 

Doesn’t that make the ground beneath your feet bent to them, and the ground beneath their own feet flat?

So maybe it’s both?

Maybe it’s either?

Maybe even sometimes…it’s neither?

Were you, contextually, within the womb? What about prior to? What about after?

Yeah…that after…what about then?

That wasn’t such a long walk, now was it?

Guess we have a ways to go.

Beneath. Bene. Bene – eath.

You "r" the only thing missing 😉

Sorry…just doing some parsing and concatenation for display and/or teaching purposes.

Carry on.
^Leftwing & Kody – What You Sayin^

If you want something to be one, or the other? Welp…I gots some news for you…it’s already that.

^CamelPhat – Drop It^

Did you know that Japan has Raccoons? They do. I wonder how those got there?

^deadmau5 gets frustrated writing music too^

HEY!!! Survival Lilly won an award!!!

Now…them commies are speaking some weird and ancient dialect of Spanish in the video below, so I’ve no clue what in the fuck they were/are saying. However, I watched the whole goddamn video, and think that it’s cool that she won. Good for her ❤

^Survival Lilly wins Austrian Video Award 2017^

Let’s see what Thor is up to!!!

^THORnews 5 yr Heart to Heart: #1 Puerto Rico, the Mental State of the USA & bad Endgames.^


Got to looking at the image above...and it got me to thinking about something...

Q: What accounting does mathematics take into consideration with respect to changes within the soil(s) where the plant/flower grows, over time?

A: ...

Lemme guess…negligible? No wonder your figures never work. You gots tunnels visions.

The finite is always massive, contextually. The micro IS the macro, within the micro. Just thinking, that we seem to be willing to take some MASSIVE liberties with respect to an environment we know very little about. Seems like making predictive assumptions via intentionally toppling a stack of bricks. Poking something here, in order to get a reaction elsewhere. You don’t know what that reaction will be, but you are pretty sure that there will be a reaction, and that you can work with whatever it is that presents itself. So…using intelligence gathering methods from one area in which these methods are labeled as tried and tested and true, and applying those modes and methods in another area.

Sounds nested
^Green Velvet & Jay Lumen – It’s All About Me (Original Mix)^

Does the world need to crumble in order to find the hows and whys of what keeps it together?

Yeah…gonna be some long walks and lengthy discussions required in order to get your head wrapped around the thoughts that go along with that concept and those concepts. So with respect to reduction, does reduction remove? Or add?

If you need to take a breath, but cannot because someone is sitting on your chest, do we need to reduce? Or add? When and where, and/or, in what order? If you cut down a forest, does that make space? Or does it remove space?

According to myth, trees produce oxygen. So isn’t getting rid of a bunch to make space, actually causing our bubbles to potentially collapse because there in nothing to facilitate the production of the matter required to sustain this and these bubbles?

Lots to think about there. Especially if you/we start thinking about all kinds of bubbles, of all shapes and sizes, in all kinds of environments, that are nested and embedded within our environments.

^Trentemoller – Always Something Better (Trentemoller Remix)^

Air conditioning, heating, and/or climate control. Gotta remember to address climate control at some point.

^Howling – ‘Signs’ (Rødhåd Remix)^

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^The Crystal Method – Name Of The Game^

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*That is an awesome looking sky right there, Clicky*

Dear Reader… Have a Song 😉

A Nifty Fifty Post

*What a rousing start, Clicky. Nice… /pats snout…*

Tomorrow, Dear Reader, is a special day: my good friend Cade the Okie Devil, The Unseen Synchro, will be celebrating a milestone date…

…One that I reached back in May…

*The whole episode? Okay, it’s a good one… /sits back and lights up…*

Funny, a question of music… Back when he was younger, Cade wrote and performed some songs for an album he made for himself. He’s a lapsed musician but after some badgering…

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*/drags… I’m so glad I didn’t say ‘sucking up’… /expels smoke… DON’T! …/glares…*

… After nearly two years of asking, he finally dusted off the tapes and put his music up on UTube so that it could be heard…

Devil’s Work – OneThing (1991) >

 

 

< Devil’s Work – Side: More Fun – Tracks 1, 2 & 3 (1991) >

 

 

< Devil’s Work – Side: More Fun – Tracks 7, 8, 9 & 10 (1991) >

< Devil’s Work – Side: Fun – Tracks 1 & 2 (1991) >

< Devil’s Work – Side: Fun – Tracks 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 (1991) >

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*Yes, I caught you whistling ‘doing the devil’s work’ yesterday, Clicky…*

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With 4,776 miles between Dallas, Text US and the LoL, it would be impossible for me to wish Cade a happy birthday in person. Butt with the power of L-space, Clicky and I would like to wish him all the very best with some laughs, great music and good gifs…

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*Ooh cake! …/beams…*

*Oh… /pouts…*

Have a great day, Cade… And have a Song… ❤

Christmas Ads Past and Present

Thoughtful Man sent me something to watch on Arse-about-Facebook this morning. A Christmas ad from 1978…

*Crikey! That brought back memories, Clicky… /lights up… Packed with stars of yesteryear…*

*Thirty years apart butt…/flicks ash… also packed with stars, Clicky…*

Apart from the quality of the production, the biggest difference between the Christmas ad of 1978 and the Christmas ad of 2017, is that one concerned itself with selling products whilst the other is selling an idea

‘Unlike John Lewis’s famously tear-jerking adverts of 2011 to 2015, the tone of Moz The Monster is more in line with last year’s lighter ad, Buster the Boxer.’

Clicky and Franks take on the M and S Christmas Ad

*/:O… He does?! Go and get it Clicky… /deep drag… For Dear Reader…*

*/squints… Moor covfefe-coloured chillin, Clicky? *

Of course, the M&S advert doesn’t feature any products either but it is flogging a movie

Butt what of Moz?

*No, Clicky, the one under the bed… /relights fag…*

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Sew… could be moose“would-be-Arab” and/or cheese

*Knot lanky Cleese, Clicky… /rolls eyes… Although… /coughs… At least that one’s short…*

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*Thank you… /stubs butt… Enough of Christmas ads, Clicky… /sticks out tongue… Ugh! This year’s batch are gruesome… Go get sumfing to cleanse the palette…*

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*/lights up…*

Don’t worry, Dear Reader, there’s only 44 more days to go now. Have a Song… 😀

Belt & Braces */assumes position…*

New Who Outfit

*Straight in there with the photo eh, Clicky?*

Dear Reader, today the new/knew/gnu Who outfit was released to the world…

Apparel (n.) c. 1300, “fighting equipment or accouterments, armor, weapons;” mid-14c., “furnishings, trappings;” late 14c., “personal outfit, a person’s outer clothing, attire,” from Old French apareil “preparation, planning; dress, vestments,” from apareillier (see apparel (v.)). Middle English also had apparelment (late 14c.).

… Posted an observation or two on MEROVEE

 …and further discussed with Poppy in Twitter DMs…

PSP and Roob discuss The Doctor's new Outfit 1

*She’s a great Dane and I wear the face of Great Dane, Clicky… /lights up… We could be twins… /draws deeply with Gallic shrug…*

PSP and Roob discuss The Doctor's new Outfit 2

*She makes some excellent points, Clicky…*

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*The owls are not what they seem, Clicky? …/blows smoke ring… What you on about?*

*/drags… Ah, cooper… /exhales… Gotcha! *

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*Three parent babies are a thing, Clicky…*

PSP and Roob discuss The Doctor's new Outfit 6

 

 

 

*Nice! …/flicks ash…*

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*/stubs butt… Belting, Clicky, belting…*

*/rubs throat… Clicky?*

*… Make us a cup of coffee, sweetie… /sticks out tongue… Those rainbow belts really uber zesty…*

*Oh and get a Song… /bats lashes…*

I think that’s enough to be getting on with for now, Dear Reader. Although a Cade style question suddenly occurs to me…

Q: What’s the point of humans?

A: Our ability to imagine? ...*/shrugs*...

Until next time… Have a Song…

 

Music From ‘Merica: The Text Us Devil’s Tunes. Okie?

Cade hasn’t left for his walkabout yet, Dear Reader…

*What? No, don’t tell me… /sigh… I’m trying to write a post. Just cool your heels butting in, Clicky. Okay?*

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*/squints… Well you do it then… /lights up… You write it. Don’t fuck up… /sits back and smokes…*

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Cade tells Roob to check out the LoL

Cade delivers on promise

 

Cade Splains 1

Cade gives Roob stats

Cade and Roob say goodnight Surprise for Roob in the morning

Cade Splains 2

Roob gives Cade a Review

*Oi oi OI!!! What you doing?! …/Time out signal… Coloured snowflakes… NOW!!! …/waits and huffs…*

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*/steps over… WTF Clicky?! …/stares…*

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*You cannot go showing private conversations like that, Clicky… /shakes head… Especially not ones were I blow kisses…*

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*/:O… Or make googly eyes at strangers on the internet… /facepalm… Thoughtful Man could totally get the wrong idea!. My friendship with Cade is platonic … *

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*…Affectionately platonic, granted, butt platonic… /squints… Can you see how hearts and googly eyes and kisses could be misconstrued?*

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*Exactly! …/sigh… I need a fag… /picks up pack… Honestly, Clicky… /flicks lighter… You’ll get me in trouble… /lights up and inhales… I’ll write a post with the rest of Cade’s music… /streams smoke… It’s lucky for you Thoughtful Man hardly comes by… /deep drag… Get a Song, please…*

*/snorts smoke… You are fucking incorrigible, Clicky! …rolls eyes…*

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