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A type of Flash Fiction, six word stories are (very) short stories with an exact word count: six words. SixWordStories is the place where, alongside quality, quantity really does matter. Though these stories are so brief in length, they can be as profound, if not more, than the prose and poetry you see and read every day, partly because six word stories can tell us so much and yet contain so little.

As a Group, we encourage writers to explore their boundaries with prompts, collaborations and more, but we accept anyone and everyone too! Whether you are a digital artist, photographer, or something else entirely, if you can string six words together into a story, this is the place to be!
Please support the contest and :+fav: the article so that more can join in on the fun! :dalove:

Contest Begins:

September 1st

Contest Ends:

September 30th,

Form:

Six word story ;P

Theme:

Questions!

The reason why we are doing a 'Questions' theme contest is because we receive a lot of submissions with questions that are not stories. Therefore, not only is this a contest, it is also a challenge for all those that are brave enough to take it on!

We strongly suggest that your question(s) take up one bit of the six word story (1-3 words) and not the entire piece. The more it takes up the entire piece, the less a story it will be!

Guidelines:


:bulletblue: One entry, per person.

:bulletblue: The entry must contain a minimum of one question and must be a story!

:bulletblue: The entry must be newly submitted to deviantART from September 1st.

:bulletblue: The entry must only contain six words and follow our guidelines.

:bulletblue: The Author's Comments must include: SixWordStories' Question Contest (Or you can copy and paste: :devsixwordstories:' Question Contest )

How to Submit:

Submit the entry to SixWordStories' Gallery here. You do not need to be a member of SixWordStories to enter; it's open to everyone and anyone!

Prizes:

One winner will receive a 3 Month Premium Membership, news feature, their piece submitted into SixWordStories' Featured folder and features from Apocalypse-writing, ezradeacon, Medoriko! Two honourable mentions will also receive :points:, a news feature, their piece submitted into SixWordStories' Featured folder! Additionally, 10-15 entries also be featured in the announcement of the contest winners (news article), alongside the winners!

If you would like to give a prize to this contest, please note SixWordStories with the subject title: Contest Prize. We appreciate any and every support given! :la:

It would be best to :+devwatch: SixWordStories just in case there are any updates. We wish you the best of luck and hope you have fun as well! If you have any queries (or anything else), please do not hesitate to contact us! :love:
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You are in a deep crisis and people really want to support you – but how the hell are they supposed to do that?

Treat others like you want to be treated sound like a good idea. But the truth is some people want to talk, while others just want to be hugged. Some want to be left alone, while others need you to walk after them. Some people even have special words they use when they really urgently need help.


So how can we help you?


To answer this question, we need you crisis plans. Write down how you want to be treated in case of emergency.


Here are some crisis plans for your inspiration:


camelopardalisinblue was the first one to ever formulate such a crisis plan:
Tips on Getting Me Through a CrisisLove me.
Remember I am still
the woman you know.
I am still found
in every part
of this body's rhythm--
I am in the ka-thump, ka-thump
of my heartbeat,
the steady flow
of blood that courses rivers
on its way to these limbs.
Remember that. Even when I seem gone,
I am still here.
ii.
Do not promise to never leave.
People leave. Hearts grow old
and heavy; I do not want
to be a burden you carry--
I do not want to be an obligation
to a promise.
If you need to leave,
leave, but be honest
if you tell me
you're coming back.
iii.
Ignore the voice in your head
lying to you. I am tired. I am weary,
but my heart has not gone
and I still appreciate you.
Forgive me for not singing
my usual songs. I have not forgotten
or moved on without you,
but the plover nestled behind my tonsils
swoops, swoops. She believes
she protects me, even as her beak
splits my throat.
iv.
Remember and remind me.
I may be hiding
beneath the covers,
tucking myself into a cupboard
like a skeleton,
or scratching through walls


sacredZinja's crisis plan:
There will be times, when I tell you I can't.I. the most important part:
Take notice.
    I can’t is only for my weakness. On normal days it’s I won’t or I don’t want to.
    So when I tell you, I can’t, stay with me.
    Even if I say: I can’t bear company right now.
Take the time.
    Tell me you’ll pass the night with me if that’s what I need.
    Don’t worry. You can leave in an hour.
    Don’t hurry. Don’t rush me. Don’t go.
Don’t tell me, I can. Never tell me, I have to.
    I cannot. I will shout that at you till you understand. Please understand soon.
    Let me tremble. It’s all right. I need that.
    It’s not a sign of things getting worse.
    Don’t tremble.
    Don’t tell me you cannot help. This is my time of cannot, not yours.
II. the dramat


chromeantennae's crisis plan:
Soot, Grime, Floodgates, Clouds, And FlashlightsSoot, Grime, Floodgates, Clouds, And Flashlights
 
I’m a talkative individual.
As long as I’m breathing
And words are able to escape my lips,
I will be speaking.
 
However, for the short period that I am not and my eyes are dim,
As water plays around the rim of them,
And eyelids finally close as tears cascade down my face,
Do not promise me a thing. Nor make me speak.
 
I don’t need your words of encouragement.
I’m smart enough to know that things will eventually be okay.
But let me cry. Don’t pity me. Just let me cleanse my eyes,
Of this darkness that swallows my organs of vision.
 
Of the grime that glue tight my eyelids,
Cloud my brain, and soot up my ears.
I’m not of the right mindset, so be patient.
I don’t need your words. I just need your arms ((wrapped around me.))
 
I don’t need you to be my light,
I need you to help me find my new batteries.
The old ones have died.
But the flash will always


My own personal crisis plan:
How to find lost sheepIn case I seem strangely absent:
Please go after me and ask me how I am.
Chances are I am awfully lost.
Might be I am just busy
- lucky you, lucky you -
but please be prepared for an ugly truth.
I am likely to
                   spill
                       it
                         all
                           over
                             you,
   



So what's this good for?


Those crisis plans are supposed to help us help each other. All your friends will be able to support you better with the help of your crisis plan - regardless of whether you are in a fully grown catastrophe or just a bad mood. And if you know what you need, it will also be easier to ask others for it.

Additionally I'll do a feature of all the crisis plans I get until the end of February.
(Please write a comment below including a link to your work to be included in that feature.)

Questions? Ideas? Inspirations? Please feel free to comment! :heart:

Find more crisis plans by skilled writers here: In case of emergency: crisis plans feature 2
Link to the third feature: In case of emergency: crisis plans feature 3
Link to the forth feature: In case of emergency: crisis plans feature 4

Collection of all the crisis plans: Crisis plans on how to save friends
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Results were announced on 1/2/15. They can be found here: writeroomies.deviantart.com/jo…

This contest folder has been CLOSED. In the coming weeks pieces will be judged, and a journal will be posted announcing the winners. Thank you to all who participated.

There also haven't been many prize donations. More would be helpful.

To spur activity, we've decided to hold a contest for all members.

The theme will be Autumn. All submissions must fit the theme in some form.

Rules:
:bulletblue: Poetry and prose submissions accepted, but they will be judged separately.
:bulletblue: Only one submission per participant.
:bulletblue: There will be two different folders for poetry and prose.
:bulletblue: All submissions must be submitted to the correct folder. (Links provided bellow.)
:bulletblue: All participants who submit to an incorrect folder will be given one chance to correct the mistake before their submission is disqualified.
:bulletblue: No submission (prose or poetry) may exceed 1000 words, according to this  word counter. No exceptions. 
:bulletblue: Submissions must follow these guidelines or they will not be accepted into the contest folder.

Submit Prose Entries Here :: Submit Poetry Entries Here

Deviations will be judged by your WriteRoom Admin Coalition and Roomies! We will be judging the quality of your work, which will include grammar, spelling, and originality.

Prizes of premium memberships, journal features, points, critiques, artwork and llamas from various folks will be awarded for Best in Poetry and Best in Prose. Honorable mentions will also be featured. Winners will also be featured by the group.
(Prize donations still being accepted! You can donate a prize and still participate. More about prize donation: writeroomies.deviantart.com/jo… )

Deadline is midnight October 15th EST. What time is that for me? The folder will be closed at that time.
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$10 Holiday Commissions!

Journal Entry: Tue May 8, 2012, 7:55 PM



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Nov. 2012 to Jan. 2013

OC only commissions for $10! Note the standard commissions are closed at the moment, and they will re-open when the special is closed.

Notes:

• One character only. If you want more than one character you have to make separate orders.
• You can choose between colored, flat colored, or linework.
• By default they won't include background and will remain a transparent .png file unless you specify a color or white bg instead.
• A high-resolution file will be exchanged via sta.sh. Please do not share/upload this file anywhere. You can do so with the preview version only.

...and everything else written from the original format (guidelines, rules etc) applies to these commissions as well, except pricing, of course. If you have any questions, check the commission FAQ first, and if your question is not listed, ask away~ ^^



Standard Commissions : Closed
Quick ref. sheet | myu-san.deviantart.com/art/Com…

Those who commission an order of $25 or more will receive a free (single) character sketch (non-colored)!

-::R U L E S::-
• One sketch per order and only one character!
• Chibis are ok too.
• They are smaller resolution (around 400 - 500 px) (unlike commissions, where I hand you the hi-res).
• As with commissions, you can do with it whatever you please, as long as you:
credit me to my dA page, not use it as a "base", and as always, no profit can be made from this work.


Sample:
Freebie Special for kristinaelyse by m-aruka  Freebie Special for versailles6 by m-aruka


-::Commission FAQ's::-

• Can you draw more than one character? Does it cost extra?
Yes, I can draw as many characters as you wish. An extra character is $3.00 each.

• Is background included?
A complex background (scenery and such) will cost more. It takes more of my time, and has more detail. A simple colored background (like a single pattern or color) I don't charge for.


• Can I pay in points instead?
Sorry, money (paypal) only.

• Is it ok if I provide textual references? (No pictures?)
For those that don't draw and have no previous references of their OC's, provide a detailed description (gender, skin tone, eye/hair color, style of clothing, personality, and optional, a brief bio, etc). Remember it's ok to give me references drawn by other people as well!

• How much time do you take with commissions?
It depends on your turn. I work with commissions "first come, first served". So if the person before you happened to order a huge piece (or several ones), you must wait a bit. In other words, I can't really tell with accuracy >__>.

• Is there anything you won't draw?
Anthro/furries. Not only is not part of my interests, but I just don't have creativity for it.
I just recently stopped taking commissions based on commercial characters from popular series (or anime in general. or cartoons in general. or cereal boxes in general. sorry.). It slows me down/cuts my motivation by a 99%. As far as fanart goes, I feel more comfortable drawing people in real life to my style, they don't belong to other artists I don't know.

OC's are 100% OK!

• Can you draw portraits (in your style) based on real life people?
Yep!

• May I use the commissioned work in my blog, site, etc? May I upload it to my OC gallery?
Yes and yes. Please use the preview image only (the one that includes my logo). Don't upload the hi-res file anywhere please!
Remember to credit me back with a link to my dA page. The commission is yours to do whatever you want with it, except for claiming it as your own and making profit out of it.

-::Important Notes::-

• Please send in your request/references/descriptions etc.
• Payment is upfront. I will begin once the payment has been completed.
• These commissions are digital only.
• I will provide the hi-resolution versions via Sta.sh. These files will be removed within 30 days, so make sure to save yours!
• Please note prices vary upon complexity. This includes amount of characters, whether backgrounds are simple or include scenery, etc. etc.


Payment Methods:
- Paypal > USD $ | Please send in your payment as Personal.
- You may send a note, or send me an e-mail: myusan [at] live.com

Approximate Rates

$10 - $15 - Sketch [B&W | Color | samples: mcroquis.files.wordpress.com/2… | mcroquis.files.wordpress.com/2… | mcroquis.files.wordpress.com/2…
$10 - 15 - Lineart [ sample: mcroquis.files.wordpress.com/2…
$25 - Bust [sample: fav.me/d4yet51 | fav.me/d4x0em5
$30 - 40 - Full  [sample: mcroquis.files.wordpress.com/2…
$5 - Chibis [Bust or Full | sample: fav.me/d45zllk


More examples in my gallery in the "Commissioned Work" folder.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C O M M I S S I O N ♦ L I S T
• kristinaelyse
• versailles6
• Lacus
• Villainousharlequin
• slvr-phoenix


If you have given me references/descriptions but didn't pay yet, I can't begin on your commission. Keep in mind those who pay first will be attended before you, and I must rollover your turn. If you have sent your payment already, drop me a note so I can make sure with my Paypal transfers.


Please READ:
I beg of you, if you're not sure you want a commission, don't note! I'm telling you now, my time is more valuable than new-found oil. I will only reply those who are definitely sure they're requesting a commission and have sent their entire description already. Artists hate to be "left-hanging", don't be rude.
Thank you for understanding.

-ℳ


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...thanks!


Thank you everybody for the watches and feedback! Love you all~
xoxoxo

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Update: Only nine hours to get your entries in if you haven't already done so! :eager: If you have, please check the folder and make sure your entry is there!


A type of Flash Fiction, six word stories are (very) short stories with an exact word count: six words. SixWordStories is the place where, alongside quality, quantity really does matter. Though these stories are so brief in length, they can be as profound, if not more, than the prose and poetry you see and read every day, partly because six word stories can tell us so much and yet contain so little.

As a Group, we encourage writers to explore their boundaries with prompts, collaborations and more, but we accept anyone and everyone too! Whether you are a digital artist, photographer, or something else entirely, if you can string six words together into a story, this is the place to be!
After our successful Opposites Contest, we hope to continue the contest spirit by hosting a tournament where contestants will battle it out to write the most epic Six Word Story!
Please support the tournament and :+fav: the article so that more can join in on the fun! :dalove:

First Round Begins:

January 7th

First Round Ends:

January 21st, 10pm GMT

Theme:

'Getting Arrested', as suggested by the awesome sacredZinja! :love:

If you have any more scenario prompts for our Tournaments, please send us a note!

Form:

Six word story ;P

Guidelines:


:bulletblue: One entry, per person.

:bulletblue: The entry must be newly submitted to deviantART from January 7th

:bulletblue: The entry must only contain six words and follow our guidelines.

:bulletblue: The Author's Comments must include: SixWordStories' Tournament: Round One

How to Submit:

Submit the entry to SixWordStories' Gallery here. You do not need to be a member of SixWordStories to enter; it's open to everyone and anyone!

Prizes:

Only one winner will conquer the tournament, and that winner will receive a 3 Month Premium Membership! If there are Honourable Mentions, they will receive :points:.

To have a chance at winning the prize, contestants must get through to the Second Round.

If you would like to give a prize to this contest, please note SixWordStories with the subject title: Prize. We appreciate any and every support given! :la:

It would be best to :+devwatch: SixWordStories just in case there are any updates. We wish you the best of luck and hope you have fun as well! If you have any queries (or anything else), please do not hesitate to contact us! :love:
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70th Weekly Deviants journal

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 2, 2013, 7:32 AM

LXX Weekly Deviants



I often wander in the "Newest" pictures, or in other people's faves, or in groups. And these are the best artists I found that way during this week! Enjoy! :heart:

Deviants of this week!


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:iconbehrfeet:





:iconfrancoborsiwildlife:




What do you think? Aren't they amazing? :happybounce: Browse their gallery, you won't be disappointed ;)
And please, if you like them, :+fav: this journal to spread the art!

This Journal Skin was designed by Night-Beast
  • Mood: Irritated
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It is finally time for my poetry contest! I really hope as many as possible will join. Here are the rules:

:bulletpurple: The theme for the contest is "image.You may use whatever meaning of the word you like. You do not have to have the word explicitly in your text, but the theme must be apparent. 

:bulletpurple: The poem may be of any genre or form, whatever rocks your boat. Visual poetry is not allowed, however. 

:bulletpurple: The poem must be written for this contest specifically. 

:bulletpurple: The poem must be a maximum of 20 lines. Yes, I will count. Blank lines are not included.

:bulletpurple: One entry per deviant.

:bulletpurple: All entries must follow deviantART rules. No hate, racism, sexism content and so on. 

:bulletpurple: No politics or religion. This contest is for fun and I don't want the arguments such as these topics tend to cause. 

:bulletpurple: Mature content is allowed if properly tagged. 

:bulletpurple: To submit the entry, note me a link and write "Poetry contest" in the subject. It's very important that you tag the subject because otherwise I might accidentally overlook the poem!

:bulletpurple: You must put a link to the contest in your artist's description. 

:bulletpurple: Deadline is Friday August 29 at 9 PM Central European Time. If you live in another timezone, look it up. You can do so here: www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-…. Just choose Europe/Berlin in "From Time Zone" and your time zone in "To Time Zone." 



And now for the fun part - the PRIZES! 

Do you want to donate prizes? Please contact me! All who donate will be featured in my journal along with the winner of the contest. You can donate prizes and still compete.


:sun: First place will :sun:

:bulletblue: receive two critiques on literary deviations of their choice by yours truly.

:bulletblue: be featured in my journal for 1 month.

:bulletblue: receive 20 points by The-Nerdy-Birdy

:bulletblue: receive 4 points by RoadToWhatever


If you have any questions about the contest, just ask!

Good luck everyone! 

  • Mood: Pride
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Collection: Ends Of The Earth

Mon Feb 23, 2015, 2:19 PM
Img-og by techgnotic














The photographs in the following gallery look like CGI artists’ conceptions for alien planet settings in science–fiction movies.


But the locations are all places to be experienced right here on Earth. So much of our world is becoming “flyover” territory in our high–tech mobile society that amazing places like those in these studies are becoming lost to us. Take a long look at each of these landscapes and then ask yourself whether or not most of them would be worth visiting for a few vacation days (instead of lazing by the pool at the Hawaiian beach resort). These should be the candidate “destination” locations in our lives.
















Not I — not anyone else, can travel that road for you, You must travel it for yourself.”


— Walt Whitman










The purpose of life is to live it, to taste it, to experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”


— Eleanor Roosevelt










Throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the tradewinds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”


— Mark Twain










It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”


— J.R.R. Tolkien










Wheresoever you go — go with all your heart.”


— Confucius










Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”


— Amelia Earhart
















The photographs in the following gallery look like CGI artists’ conceptions for alien planet settings in science–fiction movies. But the locations are all places to be experienced right here on Earth. So much of our world is becoming “flyover” territory in our high–tech mobile society that amazing places like those in these studies are becoming lost to us. Take a long look at each of these landscapes and then ask yourself whether or not most of them would be worth visiting for a few vacation days (instead of lazing by the pool at the Hawaiian beach resort). These should be the candidate “destination” locations in our lives.

Curator: ellenherbert 


For more articles like this, visit depthRADIUS.
Want to submit any ideas, suggestions, collections, or an existing work for consideration for the Today page? We'd love to look at it. Email us at share@deviantart.com
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Hey friends
I got my own Like page on Facebook

www.facebook.com/FloydGrey12

Like the page if you like my works
thank you for your support!


=)
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Hebe Tian
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  • Mood: Pleased
  • Listening to: The Cinematic Orchestra-To build a home
  • Playing: words
Ma opresc. De fapt, pot spune ca m-am oprit din tot. M-am oprit din cautari, din dor...m-am oprit! Cand toata lumea incepe, eu termin. Acum vine noul an si eu ma opresc. Nu-mi doresc nimic anul asta. Vreau ca toate sa se intample exact asa cum le vine lor sa se intample, fara sa ma apuc eu sa controlez ceva. O sa fie bine cand o sa mi se puna mie pata, cand o sa dau orice pentru ceea ce-mi doresc. Nu am stiut niciodata sa fiu "pata" altcuiva, asa ca, mi-am vazut de ale mele si am fugit cat am putut de repede cand mi-am dat seama ce se intampla. Probabil ca mi-au blestemat numele de mii si mii de ori oamenii respectivi, dar nu e cazul sa ma opresc aici. Daca inainte aveam un strop de constiinta si dadeam de veste intr-un timp relativ scurt ca nu-mi convine aranjamentul, acum mi-e mult mai simplu sa nu las nimic in urma. Niciun cuvant, niciun gest...nimic. Totusi, nimeni nu a inteles ca eu nu mai pot si ca desi am incercat sa ma implic, mi-am dat seama cat de mult ma complic. De ce sa ma complic cand cel mai simplu e sa las totul sa mearga de la sine? Da, sunt de o incoerenta rar intalnita in ultimul timp. O sa ma explic aici, desi stiu ca n-ar fi cazul. O sa spun ca am prea multe idei pe care le uit sau nu stiu cum sa le pun in cuvinte. (E ciudat, m-am priceput mereu la cuvinte...)

Revenind la toate cele, pot spune ca aceasta e ultima mea replica pe 2011. E o mica sinteza a tot ceea ce m-a schimbat pe mine in tot acest an, desigur cu ambiguitatile de rigoare. Am inceput 2011 intre trei oameni pe care astazi nu-i mai cunosc, cu care am rupt aproape orice legatura. Culmea e ca stilul meu de fuga a inceput chiar din primele luni ale anului si s-a continuat intr-un mod alert pana la finele acestuia. Ma gandeam astazi ca am facut multe anul asta si ca mi se pare ca a trecut repede, mult prea repede. Am pierdut si am castigat de atatea ori lucruri, oameni, momente si multe altele. Am luat examene, am plecat de acasa, m-au calcat unii si altii in picioare, dar si eu la randu-mi am gonit orice urma de afectiune. Uneori cred ca-s defecta, dar uite, azi nu. Azi ma simt normala, ma simt pregatita sa intru in 2012 fara sa ma tin de mana nimanui. Intamplarile recente mi-au dat de inteles ca nu sunt pregatita sa o iau de la capat, ca ma simt destul de bine asa cum sunt. A fost nevoie sa ranesc niste oameni in procesul asta, dar totusi, dintr-un egoism pe care nu l-am constientizat, am facut-o fara pic de mila sau regret. N-a mai existat "Si cum ar fi fost daca?". N-a mai existat nimic in afara de sentimentul ca habar n-am ce caut si habar n-am de ce fac anumite lucruri. Mi se parea ca joc teatru fara sa vreau si mie nu mi-a placut niciodata superficialitatea aia pe care o simti, dar nu o poti controla. Am avut noroc de oameni anul acesta, oameni care in ciuda schimbarilor mele de atitudine, au ramas. Chit ca am dat cu pietre in ei, chit ca i-am ridicat in slavi... N-a contat. Stiu ca n-am fost o companie prea placuta in tot acest an si ca de cele mai multe ori nu-mi puteam explica de ce am actionat sau reactionat intr-un anumit fel. M-am lasat inteleasa sau mai bine zis, am lasat tot ce a tinut de mine la voia interpretarii.

Acum, sa mergem mai departe la tot ceea ce am inteles. Am inteles ca toate lucrurile sunt relative, ca parerile si punctele de vedere difera de la om la om si ca nu are sens sa incerci sa le schimbi in vreun fel rostul, ca n-are sens sa-i judeci sau sa te bagi in treaba lor. Alegerea e simpla: stai sau pleci. Desigur, am plecat de multe ori cand trebuia sa stau si viceversa, dar nu regret nimic. Pentru prima oara in mult timp, pot spune ca nu regret, ca mi-am gasit o oarecare fericire inauntrul meu. (Ti-am spus eu ca oamenii fara regrete sunt fericiti.) Anul asta nu astept nimic de la ceilalti, dar astept totul de la mine.

Asta mi-e replica finala!
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