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  • ScrumtrulescentScrumtrulescent Registered User
    edited April 2011
    Like I can't compose any writing in my head, either. I have to get it all down or else I stress that I will forget specific words, because I really believe that specific words are what make works of literature so powerful. If we just inserted synonyms for everything in a piece, it wouldn't have the same impact. Words can mean the same thing and have a completely different implication.

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    SoaL wrote: »
    orikae you have an infectious excitement for this stuff

    i really believe in the expressive and transformative power of language. the proper sequence of words, placed just so, can change your entire worldview. it can change your life.
  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2011
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGar7KC6Wiw

    What were you good at in school?

    I don't know. I got Ds in all my classes. I spent all my time playing vid-eo games.

    So you are good at games?

    Yes. I once played Starcraft for 32 hours straight. My kidneys almost shut down.

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  • Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Every now and then I try to construct the most beautiful face that I can; I have finished with two different 'most beautiful female faces' (one which I definitely prefer over the other), and recently, 'the most beautiful girl-child' face, and 'most handsome male face'.

    It made me quite happy, I felt productive.

    Using the mind as a canvas is difficult.

    I don't think I'd be able to do something like this. I'd try to do it piece by piece and fail, because I'd lose my grasp on pieces that I worked on and then moved away from. I'd try too hard to hold on to those parts, say, the nose, and then just forget them while I was working on the eyes or something.

    I'd have to like, let it all pop into my head at once, and just keep trying that until I fell upon the ideal. It'd be fairly random.

    Hmm, opposite here. With the exception of the 'beautiful girl face', I would have a difficult time isolating specific features. At best, Handsome Male has a very specific nose and sharper jawline than I generally imagine for a 'protaganist', Beautiful woman has very specific eyes, lashes, nails, and hair.

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  • ZonugalZonugal The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Every now and then I try to construct the most beautiful face that I can; I have finished with two different 'most beautiful female faces' (one which I definitely prefer over the other), and recently, 'the most beautiful girl-child' face, and 'most handsome male face'.

    It made me quite happy, I felt productive.

    I feel like this is what you do sometimes.

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  • SoaLSoaL fantastic Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Zonugal wrote: »
    I see the year as a collection of tales to go in the book.





    The book is my mind.

    one day i will read this book

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  • ScrumtrulescentScrumtrulescent Registered User
    edited April 2011
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGar7KC6Wiw

    What were you good at in school?

    I don't know. I got Ds in all my classes. I spent all my time playing vid-eo games.

    So you are good at games?

    Yes. I once played Starcraft for 32 hours straight. My kidneys almost shut down.

    I feel like this is unfair because you can say that about literally any industry ever

    movies, art, even books can exist solely to be marketed to the public at large

    but then there are things created for people that will appreciate them.

    that's why we're able to have video games like Call of Duty, and then video games like Limbo. it depends on your target audience!

    inb4 video games as art debate

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    SoaL wrote: »
    orikae you have an infectious excitement for this stuff

    i really believe in the expressive and transformative power of language. the proper sequence of words, placed just so, can change your entire worldview. it can change your life.
  • ZonugalZonugal The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    SoaL wrote: »
    Zonugal wrote: »
    I see the year as a collection of tales to go in the book.





    The book is my mind.

    one day i will read this book

    One day I will write that book. Perhaps that day comes before your day of reading.

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  • SoaLSoaL fantastic Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    man you guys got some beautiful minds

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  • ScrumtrulescentScrumtrulescent Registered User
    edited April 2011
    Every now and then I try to construct the most beautiful face that I can; I have finished with two different 'most beautiful female faces' (one which I definitely prefer over the other), and recently, 'the most beautiful girl-child' face, and 'most handsome male face'.

    It made me quite happy, I felt productive.

    Using the mind as a canvas is difficult.

    I don't think I'd be able to do something like this. I'd try to do it piece by piece and fail, because I'd lose my grasp on pieces that I worked on and then moved away from. I'd try too hard to hold on to those parts, say, the nose, and then just forget them while I was working on the eyes or something.

    I'd have to like, let it all pop into my head at once, and just keep trying that until I fell upon the ideal. It'd be fairly random.

    Hmm, opposite here. With the exception of the 'beautiful girl face', I would have a difficult time isolating specific features. At best, Handsome Male has a very specific nose and sharper jawline than I generally imagine for a 'protaganist', Beautiful woman has very specific eyes, lashes, nails, and hair.

    What I'm saying is that I'd find it difficult to do it piece by piece. Sorry, I was unclear.

    What I find interesting, is that if most people were to try and put that face into some physical medium like clay, they wouldn't be able to. They'd have WAY LESS of that face than they thought they did. Do you think you'd be one of those people, or do you think that you have it all?

    Scrumtrulescent on
    SoaL wrote: »
    orikae you have an infectious excitement for this stuff

    i really believe in the expressive and transformative power of language. the proper sequence of words, placed just so, can change your entire worldview. it can change your life.
  • Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    @ Zonuagal: not far off, except it isn't done physically like that, though there are 'seeds'.

    Beautiful Girl is based off of a Petty Pin-up Girl, that I thought was almost there but not quite. Turns out she would have been perfect younger and with a different nose and smaller lips.

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  • ScrumtrulescentScrumtrulescent Registered User
    edited April 2011
    I also love the concept of "seed thoughts."

    I love pausing a conversation and looking at how we got where we are from what we were talking about. I love chains. Chains of thoughts. Associative thinking. I love that stuff.

    Gah. I'm just dumping my brain into this thread.

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    SoaL wrote: »
    orikae you have an infectious excitement for this stuff

    i really believe in the expressive and transformative power of language. the proper sequence of words, placed just so, can change your entire worldview. it can change your life.
  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I feel like there are some interesting implications to this thought game

    Or maybe I have just been watching too much twilight zone

    By thought game i mean the most beautiful person

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I also have this weird thing with assonance where sometimes I can't stop myself from following a word or phrase with assonant sounds

    people usually don't notice, and when they do they seem to think I'm just being poetic instead of indulging a tic, so it's never too bad

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2011

    I feel like this is unfair because you can say that about literally any industry ever

    movies, art, even books can exist solely to be marketed to the public at large

    but then there are things created for people that will appreciate them.

    that's why we're able to have video games like Call of Duty, and then video games like Limbo. it depends on your target audience!

    inb4 video games as art debate

    i find videos like this pretty inspiring, actually. it gives me a great example of shit not to do or expect. things to brace myself for.

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  • ScrumtrulescentScrumtrulescent Registered User
    edited April 2011
    How do you guys think? I'm just going to leave that question there and then go to bed.

    My thoughts are pretty simple, most of the time it's either literal text on paper in my head, or me speaking to myself, but in a voice that isn't my own. It's usually the second one only when other people are going to be hearing or reading the thought. Like for this, I had to "hear" it in my head before I wrote it. Same for when I say things. I have to hear how it sounds first.

    but if I'm just thinking to myself, most of the time, it's just text on paper.

    Scrumtrulescent on
    SoaL wrote: »
    orikae you have an infectious excitement for this stuff

    i really believe in the expressive and transformative power of language. the proper sequence of words, placed just so, can change your entire worldview. it can change your life.
  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    TheStig wrote: »
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    man I wish he taught my classes
    here's a good thing about writing i saw on tumblr
    This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals–sounds that say listen to this, it is important.

    Gary Provost

    whoa

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  • ScrumtrulescentScrumtrulescent Registered User
    edited April 2011
    To do another "Jumping off point" post before I go to sleep last one I promise:

    A good percentage of interesting things begin with the phrase, "I have this thing..."


    just an observation

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    SoaL wrote: »
    orikae you have an infectious excitement for this stuff

    i really believe in the expressive and transformative power of language. the proper sequence of words, placed just so, can change your entire worldview. it can change your life.
  • SoaLSoaL fantastic Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I also have this weird thing with assonance where sometimes I can't stop myself from following a word or phrase with assonant sounds

    people usually don't notice, and when they do they seem to think I'm just being poetic instead of indulging a tic, so it's never too bad

    "it all started after I read HOW TO RAP: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF THE HIP-HOP MC..."

    SoaL on
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  • Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Every now and then I try to construct the most beautiful face that I can; I have finished with two different 'most beautiful female faces' (one which I definitely prefer over the other), and recently, 'the most beautiful girl-child' face, and 'most handsome male face'.

    It made me quite happy, I felt productive.

    Using the mind as a canvas is difficult.

    I don't think I'd be able to do something like this. I'd try to do it piece by piece and fail, because I'd lose my grasp on pieces that I worked on and then moved away from. I'd try too hard to hold on to those parts, say, the nose, and then just forget them while I was working on the eyes or something.

    I'd have to like, let it all pop into my head at once, and just keep trying that until I fell upon the ideal. It'd be fairly random.

    Hmm, opposite here. With the exception of the 'beautiful girl face', I would have a difficult time isolating specific features. At best, Handsome Male has a very specific nose and sharper jawline than I generally imagine for a 'protaganist', Beautiful woman has very specific eyes, lashes, nails, and hair.

    What I'm saying is that I'd find it difficult to do it piece by piece. Sorry, I was unclear.

    What I find interesting, is that if most people were to try and put that face into some physical medium like clay, they wouldn't be able to. They'd have WAY LESS of that face than they thought they did. Do you think you'd be one of those people, or do you think that you have it all?

    Some faces I have gotten quite close (drawing, that is); if I really spent time I could render some of these faces. Being that Beautiful Girl has a pre-existing base, it shouldn't be impossible to draw her adequately enough that it looks like her, if not beautiful enough. 'Leader Boy' and 'Young Blonde Boy' I could probably draw; Leader Boy would take effort but I think I've drawn Young Blonde Boy a few times. I can Draw Beautiful Woman's eyes, hair and lips, but I've never been satisfied with any jawline or nose that I've drawn. Fairly sure I've completed some competent stabs at her though, I was just disappointed I couldn't render her as beautifully as I imagined her. Haven't even tried drawing Handsome Man since I finished conjuring that face a few days ago.

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    A reading anecdote

    When reading something I always have a very specific voice for how I hear it in my head. I have had this same voice since I was a kid. I can't reproduce the voice myself. It isn't mine.

    However the traces of me are there. How things are inflected etc align with my sense of humor/drama, but pronounced perfectly. I like to imagine it is the voice of better-me.

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  • ScrumtrulescentScrumtrulescent Registered User
    edited April 2011
    QUIRK!

    quirk is a really good word

    quirk quirk quirk

    it's a work that ends itself. but it's not compact like the other words that i like. PACT! there's a nice compact word that ends itself and is just solid. it's like a brick. it makes me think of something short and stout and powerful and STOUT that's another good one.

    okay

    I'm done now

    Scrumtrulescent on
    SoaL wrote: »
    orikae you have an infectious excitement for this stuff

    i really believe in the expressive and transformative power of language. the proper sequence of words, placed just so, can change your entire worldview. it can change your life.
  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    How do you guys think? I'm just going to leave that question there and then go to bed.

    My thoughts are pretty simple, most of the time it's either literal text on paper in my head, or me speaking to myself, but in a voice that isn't my own. It's usually the second one only when other people are going to be hearing or reading the thought. Like for this, I had to "hear" it in my head before I wrote it. Same for when I say things. I have to hear how it sounds first.

    but if I'm just thinking to myself, most of the time, it's just text on paper.

    are you for real? you think in printed text?

    I think almost entirely in internal monologue with occasional images, which up till now I assumed most people did.

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    SoaL wrote: »
    I also have this weird thing with assonance where sometimes I can't stop myself from following a word or phrase with assonant sounds

    people usually don't notice, and when they do they seem to think I'm just being poetic instead of indulging a tic, so it's never too bad

    "it all started after I read HOW TO RAP: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF THE HIP-HOP MC..."

    this is actually why I got good flow 8)

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  • ScrumtrulescentScrumtrulescent Registered User
    edited April 2011
    Tossrock wrote: »
    How do you guys think? I'm just going to leave that question there and then go to bed.

    My thoughts are pretty simple, most of the time it's either literal text on paper in my head, or me speaking to myself, but in a voice that isn't my own. It's usually the second one only when other people are going to be hearing or reading the thought. Like for this, I had to "hear" it in my head before I wrote it. Same for when I say things. I have to hear how it sounds first.

    but if I'm just thinking to myself, most of the time, it's just text on paper.

    are you for real? you think in printed text?

    I think almost entirely in internal monologue with occasional images, which up till now I assumed most people did.

    it's not really consistent like that

    it's more

    I'll see certain words in my head. maybe every third word or every other word. it's just kinda there, in big letters, in my head. the words on the page are the significant ones. words like "and" aren't there, for example.

    Scrumtrulescent on
    SoaL wrote: »
    orikae you have an infectious excitement for this stuff

    i really believe in the expressive and transformative power of language. the proper sequence of words, placed just so, can change your entire worldview. it can change your life.
  • Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    A reading anecdote

    When reading something I always have a very specific voice for how I hear it in my head. I have had this same voice since I was a kid. I can't reproduce the voice myself. It isn't mine.

    However the traces of me are there. How things are inflected etc align with my sense of humor/drama, but pronounced perfectly. I like to imagine it is the voice of better-me.

    Similar. A lot of voices that I think in, meant to be myself, aren't my own. These voices change; switching to a man's voice isn't uncommon.

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Tossrock wrote: »
    How do you guys think? I'm just going to leave that question there and then go to bed.

    My thoughts are pretty simple, most of the time it's either literal text on paper in my head, or me speaking to myself, but in a voice that isn't my own. It's usually the second one only when other people are going to be hearing or reading the thought. Like for this, I had to "hear" it in my head before I wrote it. Same for when I say things. I have to hear how it sounds first.

    but if I'm just thinking to myself, most of the time, it's just text on paper.

    are you for real? you think in printed text?

    I think almost entirely in internal monologue with occasional images, which up till now I assumed most people did.

    it's not really consistent like that

    it's more

    I'll see certain words in my head. maybe every third word or every other word. it's just kinda there, in big letters, in my head. the words on the page are the significant ones. words like "and" aren't there, for example.

    Scrum we are remarkably similar. See words in nice big text as I think them.

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    hey guys I have a question

    I just bought my first pair of boat shoes, and I can't tell if they're too big for me

    they fit really well width-wise, but when I walk, my heel lift out of the back

    is that supposed to happen?

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  • Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    You can place something inside of the sole so they do not slip out.

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  • FaynorFaynor Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    that depends

    how do they feel when you're on the water

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I got them from Zappos so it's no trouble to send them back for a half-size smaller

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  • ScrumtrulescentScrumtrulescent Registered User
    edited April 2011
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    A reading anecdote

    When reading something I always have a very specific voice for how I hear it in my head. I have had this same voice since I was a kid. I can't reproduce the voice myself. It isn't mine.

    However the traces of me are there. How things are inflected etc align with my sense of humor/drama, but pronounced perfectly. I like to imagine it is the voice of better-me.

    Similar. A lot of voices that I think in, meant to be myself, aren't my own. These voices change; switching to a man's voice isn't uncommon.

    I identify the voice that I think in as calvin from calvin and hobbes, because that's the voice that I always gave to him when I read his speech bubbles. it isn't exactly a child's voice. it's very weird. Hobbes' voice was just a tad deeper than calvin's, and my thoughts switch to his voice sometimes.

    Scrumtrulescent on
    SoaL wrote: »
    orikae you have an infectious excitement for this stuff

    i really believe in the expressive and transformative power of language. the proper sequence of words, placed just so, can change your entire worldview. it can change your life.
  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    A reading anecdote

    When reading something I always have a very specific voice for how I hear it in my head. I have had this same voice since I was a kid. I can't reproduce the voice myself. It isn't mine.

    However the traces of me are there. How things are inflected etc align with my sense of humor/drama, but pronounced perfectly. I like to imagine it is the voice of better-me.

    Similar. A lot of voices that I think in, meant to be myself, aren't my own. These voices change; switching to a man's voice isn't uncommon.

    Mine is always the same. It can be bothersome in the beginning of a presentation when I've thought out this amazing speech but then I start talking and whoops wow my voice is not as good as my internal voice.

    Luckily I got that public speaking flow and still rock it

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    hey guys I have a question

    I just bought my first pair of boat shoes, and I can't tell if they're too big for me

    they fit really well width-wise, but when I walk, my heel lift out of the back

    is that supposed to happen?

    They should probably fit a bit loose, I know my sperry topsiders do. BUt if your heel is actually starting to come out of the back, no. That is too big

    Vann Diras on
  • ScrumtrulescentScrumtrulescent Registered User
    edited April 2011
    hey guys I have a question

    I just bought my first pair of boat shoes, and I can't tell if they're too big for me

    they fit really well width-wise, but when I walk, my heel lift out of the back

    is that supposed to happen?

    boat shoes are the best

    I wear them to school every day (private school)

    my first pair were winter sperries though, with fur inside, so they were a bit slipper-like and my foot would slip out but BOY were they comfy

    but my current summer/spring pair don't slip out all that much. maybe a little, now that I think about it.

    Scrumtrulescent on
    SoaL wrote: »
    orikae you have an infectious excitement for this stuff

    i really believe in the expressive and transformative power of language. the proper sequence of words, placed just so, can change your entire worldview. it can change your life.
  • Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Honestly, I don't have a very good sense of what my voice actually sounds like. Either recorded, or what I personally hear.

    Weirdest personal voice: Mandy from Grim Adventures. Not even being particularly mean. Just using the voice. No wait, weirder; GRIM. I don't know why, I never watched the show much to begin with.

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  • ScrumtrulescentScrumtrulescent Registered User
    edited April 2011
    dudes and dudettes it has been great and awesome and rad but it is sleep time

    vann hi5 for being similar thoughtwise

    good night SE++

    we will do this again

    Scrumtrulescent on
    SoaL wrote: »
    orikae you have an infectious excitement for this stuff

    i really believe in the expressive and transformative power of language. the proper sequence of words, placed just so, can change your entire worldview. it can change your life.
  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    hey guys I have a question

    I just bought my first pair of boat shoes, and I can't tell if they're too big for me

    they fit really well width-wise, but when I walk, my heel lift out of the back

    is that supposed to happen?

    They should probably fit a bit loose, I know my sperry topsiders do. BUt if your heel is actually starting to come out of the back, no. That is too big

    This is the kind that I got!

    sounds like they're too big :<

    thank you!!

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  • Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Good night Scrummy.

    I too am heading for bed, good discussion though. Sleep well, everyone.

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    that gary provost quote is excellent

    and everybody needs to read more shakespeare

    t shank: how tight do you have your laces?? i gotta cinch mine down otherwise the side of my ankle gets rubbed raw

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I'm thinking that this point I'll just stay up and work on stuff.

    Good night to you lucky sleepers, you

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