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I never really left DA, but it's been years since I've put anything worthwhile on here. However, one of my uni modules now is making me do artsy stuff (the module leader's a tit), and recently I've found that more of my real-life friends have DA than I first realised, so I figure it might good to give this thing another go. A lot has changed since I first came here though, to the point that I'm embarrased by some of my previous work, so I've put all my old deviations into my scraps so I can start from scratch.
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  • Watching: Heroes Destiny
  • Playing: Guitar Hero World Tour
  • Eating: McCoy's crisps (roast ham and mustard)

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vggal Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Thanks for the watch! :squee:
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Sandocham Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
Hey there :D. Looking forward to seeing what you put up here!
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Pinaygirl90 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
hehe just passing to see wut you doin?
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WhiptailCrow Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
I'm not up to much really, not on here anyway. I got a job recently and I've been playing lots of Pokémon Pearl and Elite Beat Agents, but I don't think anything major's happened to me.
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Pinaygirl90 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
cool i also got pokemon too but diamond. i already beat the whole game... so i don't really have to do anything in my game...
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Jedi-Gemstone Featured By Owner May 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav!!
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Jedi-Gemstone Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Why hullo there, Grant's informed me you are Pete, so I am guessing he is right, Mark mentioned you had an account a while back.
^_^
*Prod* Mwah :P
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Pinaygirl90 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
thankies for the :+fav: :D :hug:
it's been a long time since i last saw u
how u've been doin?
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Cory-is-Awesome Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
Thx for the watch!
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