Mar 23, 2021

Friendship

*copied from Blxxii*


Dear Reedsy,

I've emailed you endless and endless times, however, you ignored. I NEED you to reply, please.ย 

It's all about downvoting.

ย "Oh, this is just a thing about downvoting, B-O-R-I-N-G!"ย 

And skip.

This is an important message, Reedsy.

My friend Ari Reynes, has been downvoted from 4,600 to 1,000. This is unacceptable and the hard-worked for points are gone-poof. This isn't a threat, but a lot of people are taking breaks from Reedsy.

I, myself, plan on leaving Reedsy for the sake of downvoters-(I am more concerned about my friends.)

This is a time when downvoters are striking the most-either from multiple accounts or just from teaming.

Sadly, the Marshmallows are practically gone.ย 

I wasn't here when all that happened, however, I suspect that that's the reason why Marshmallows were created; the cause of downvoters.ย 

I have just checked, and many of my friends were downvoted 5,000 points down. Literally. Want me to list a view? Sure! I'll gladly, but I bet that'll be the rest of the story.

Here's just a F E W, you may add to the list if you'd like.

Ari Reynes (4600-1,000.)

แ—ฉแ—ดแ–‡iแ‘Ž แ—ท ๐Ÿ’š (31,010-28,000.)

๐Ÿ’œแด€ แด แด‡ แด› สœ ส ๊œฑ แด› ๐Ÿ’œ (5,100-1,000.)

ๅฑฑ.w. S๐“€yเธฟelle (3,000-1,000.)

๐•ƒ๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•’ โ„‚๐• ๐•๐• ๐•Ÿ (2,000-1,000.)

As you can see, downvoting is making people feel...Hurtful. Perhaps it may sound stupid just to quit Reedsy just because of some stupid downvoters-well, it is. Wanna know why? 'Cuz your friends are just gonna be there and upvote you. When I was downvoted, it was a battle between them and my friends (obviously my friends won.) Thanks to them, I'm above 1k, without...I'd be at 0.

The upvoting button SHOULD BE A THING.

The downvoting button SHOULDN'T BE A THING.

Reedsy, I doubt you'll ever see this message because...

1. You never respond to my emails.

2. Your boss would never (probably) see this.

3. You'd let the downvoting button exist anyway even after everyone left Reedsy, huh?

All I'm applying is:

Remove that downvote button.

Remove that down-arrow.

Sigh here (Reedsy name) as a petition to remove downvoting. If the word count get's too much, then make a new one. Like this story if you want the downvoting button removed so it can get to the very top. If it wasn't clear enough, delete one "Reedsy author here" sentence and put your Reedsy name there.


โ—ฆโ€ขโ—โ—‰โœฟ ๐“‘๐“ต๐”๐”๐“ฒ๐“ฒ โœฟโ—‰โ—โ€ขโ—ฆ

๐Ÿ’œแด€ แด แด‡ แด› สœ ส ๊œฑ แด› ๐Ÿ’œ

ๅฑฑ.w. S๐“€yเธฟelle

๐’ž๐‘’๐“๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“‰โ˜ฏ ๐‘€๐’ถ๐’ฟ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐“€๐“€๐“Š ๐’ฎ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐Ÿฆ‹๐’ท๐“Š

โ„‚๐•’๐•ฃ๐• ๐•๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•’ ๐•Š๐•™๐•’๐•จ ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ

๊งโญ‘โญ’ ษฉษฃฦด ฦ‡ฦ›ส€ฦญั”ส€ โญ‘โญ’๊ง‚

Felicity Anne

แ—ฉแ—ดแ–‡iแ‘Ž แ—ท ๐Ÿ’š

ะ’lแ—ฉฦถ๐Ÿ† ๏ผฒ๐•ช๐Ÿฒ าใ„š๐Ÿ”ฅ๏ฝŠ๐“Šๅฐบโ“ž

๐‘บ๐’•๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’• ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ˜ธ

Meera Lakshmi

Keefe Sencen

Keya M.

๊Šฐ๊‚๊‹ฌ๊‹ช๊’’๊‚๊‡™๊‡™ ๊Šฐ๊„ฒ๊‰ง

โœฏ โ„‚๐•™๐•’๐• ๐•ฅ๐•š๐•” ๐•Š๐•ก๐•š๐•ฃ๐•’๐•๐•ค โœฏ

๐”ธ๐•“๐•š๐•˜๐•’๐•š๐• โ„‚๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ค๐•ค (โ™ก๐““๐“ป๐“ช๐“ฐ๐“ธ๐“ท ๐“’๐“ต๐“ธ๐“พ๐“ญ๐“ผ๐“พ๐“ป๐“ฐ๐“ฎโ™ก)

๐•Š๐•š๐•’ ๐•Š๐•™๐•’๐•ฃ๐•ž๐•’ โ‡

Akshaya Sutrave

๐•ƒ๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•’ โ„‚๐• ๐•๐• ๐•Ÿ

B. W.

๐™ธ๐šœ๐šŠ๐šŠ๐šŒ ๐™ฐ๐šŠ๐š›๐š˜๐š—

Ari Reynes

Mira Caplan

Radhika Diksha

โ™ฅโ™ ๐”ผ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•’๐•Ÿ ๐•๐•’๐•”๐•’๐•”๐•’๐•คโ™ฆโ™ฃ

Cassandra Durnin

Devaki ๐ŸŽ‰

๐’ฎ๐’ถ๐“…๐“…๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“‡๐‘’ ๐Ÿ’Ž

โœจ๐“๐“ป๐”‚๐“ชโœจ ๐Ÿฆ‹

Jay Dmer

Izzie Q.

Luna Wood

Bucky Barnes

Ashlynn S.

Kate Mengal

Maya Emerson

๐Ÿ•Š ๐ŸŽ€ ๐’ฑ๐’ถ๐“‡๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐’ถ ๐’ฑ๐’พ๐“‚๐’ถ๐“ ๐ŸŽ€ ๐Ÿ•Š

Samantha Langley

Ruby โœจ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’•

๐Ÿ’š ๐’ซ๐‘’๐“‡๐’พ๐’น๐‘œ๐“‰ ๐Ÿ’š

Maraika M

โœฐ ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐œ๐ฒ ๐ฃ๐š๐ง๐ž โœฐ

โ†‡๐”ธ๐•‚๐•†โ‡๐”น๐”ผ๐”ธโ„ ใ€‘

โˆ™๐•’๐•ฆ๐••๐•ฃ๐•–๐•ช ๐•กโˆ™

Veda Vivek๐Ÿ’Ž

Antman ๐Ÿœ

Vanessa Queens

Roxie Piatigorski

Writer Maniac

Em ๐Ÿฅ€ (๐š๐•’๐š…๐•–๐š— ๐šƒ๐š‘๐• ๐š๐š—๐š‘๐•–๐•’๐š›๐šƒ)

โœจ ๐•Š๐•ฅ๐•’๐•ฃ๐•ฃ๐•ช ๐•„โœจ

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807 comments

23:03 Mar 23, 2021

You got downvoted, too?? :((((

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yup :( pEtiSHUNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

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23:08 Mar 23, 2021

Aghhhhhh so many of my friends and great writers are getting downvoted this is a SERIOUS problem :(((((( Petitionnnnnnnnnnnnnn I want to do what you did (c+p this, publish it, and add your name to the petition) except I donโ€™t want this (as important as it is) to be my 20th story. So would you mind putting my Reedsy pen name (with the font and everything) on your version of the petition?

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yeah I know :[ YES OFC! I'll do that right now :)

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23:10 Mar 23, 2021

:( Thank youuu :)

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New thread, who dis? Lol Also, love this! *signs*

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NOOOOOO AERIN YOU GOT DOWNVOTED SM OML- >:[

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YEAHHHHHH ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

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>:( don't let them get to you tho

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(I know Iโ€™m responding super late but lol I havenโ€™t been responding to notifs until nowwww) I wonttttt

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Aerin, this guy has been down voting. Could he have gotten some of your points? I'm getting my friends to rant at him. https://blog.reedsy.com/creative-writing-prompts/author/beethoven-s-left-ear/

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(I know Iโ€™m responding super late but lol I havenโ€™t been responding to notifs until nowwww) Yea I actually saw that dude, I canโ€™t believe it, thatโ€™s super annoying.

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Urrrrrrrrrr I hate downvoting That's ok! Hey, how do you see old stuff? After one page it forgets that I haven't seen it

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Keefe Sencen
23:10 Mar 23, 2021

*signs* I'll post a link to this in my bio!

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:D Should I add you to the list?

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Keefe Sencen
23:13 Mar 23, 2021

Definitely!!!

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Sigh me up pls I know how it feels I got from 8000 to 6000, from 6000 to 4000 but my friends bounced me back.

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:) np! No, I'm not leaving, I copied it from Blxxii, she's the one who's thinking about leaving :((((( me too >:(

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I got downvoted off the leaderboard.

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yeah, me too :( PETISHUNNNNN

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a wait WHAT oml thanks whoever did that XDDD I will get you onnnnnnnnnn

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Keefe Sencen
00:04 Apr 06, 2021

We're at 51 signatures.

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23:42 Mar 26, 2021

New thread :)๐Ÿงต Aw, thatโ€™s too bad. I ws looking forward to story by you :)

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;] yeah, me too XD I am writing a poem tho :)

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23:05 Mar 27, 2021

Ooh, nice. Whatโ€™s it about? What type is it?

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It's free verse/rhyming, and it's about dreams/family/iNsPiRaTiOn XD

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23:08 Mar 27, 2021

Nice!

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:D it's my first poem that's not super short lol, e.h.'s poems are LONGGGGGGGGGGGG and super good ;)

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SPAMMMMMMMMMMMM (-replies to this)

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SIGN ME UP ASAP KKSDIDJEIEKDMEIDEJODOP

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15:17 Mar 24, 2021

Up to Date List: โ—ฆโ€ขโ—โ—‰โœฟ ๐“‘๐“ต๐”๐”๐“ฒ๐“ฒ โœฟโ—‰โ—โ€ขโ—ฆ ๐Ÿ’œแด€ แด แด‡ แด› สœ ส ๊œฑ แด› ๐Ÿ’œ ๅฑฑ.w. S๐“€yเธฟelle ๐’ž๐‘’๐“๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“‰โ˜ฏ ๐‘€๐’ถ๐’ฟ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐“€๐“€๐“Š ๐’ฎ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐Ÿฆ‹๐’ท๐“Š โ„‚๐•’๐•ฃ๐• ๐•๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•’ ๐•Š๐•™๐•’๐•จ ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ ๊งโญ‘โญ’ ษฉษฃฦด ฦ‡ฦ›ส€ฦญั”ส€ โญ‘โญ’๊ง‚ Felicity Anne แ—ฉแ—ดแ–‡iแ‘Ž แ—ท ๐Ÿ’š ะ’lแ—ฉฦถ๐Ÿ† ๏ผฒ๐•ช๐Ÿฒ าใ„š๐Ÿ”ฅ๏ฝŠ๐“Šๅฐบโ“ž ๐‘บ๐’•๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’• ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ˜ธ Meera Lakshmi Keefe Sencen Keya M. ๊Šฐ๊‚๊‹ฌ๊‹ช๊’’๊‚๊‡™๊‡™ ๊Šฐ๊„ฒ๊‰ง โœฏ โ„‚๐•™๐•’๐• ๐•ฅ๐•š๐•” ๐•Š๐•ก๐•š๐•ฃ๐•’๐•๐•ค โœฏ ๐”ธ๐•“๐•š๐•˜๐•’๐•š๐• โ„‚๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ค๐•ค (โ™ก๐““๐“ป๐“ช๐“ฐ๐“ธ๐“ท ๐“’๐“ต๐“ธ๐“พ๐“ญ๐“ผ๐“พ๐“ป๐“ฐ๐“ฎโ™ก) ๐•Š๐•š๐•’ ๐•Š๐•™๐•’๐•ฃ๐•ž๐•’ โ‡ Akshaya Sutrave ๐•ƒ๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•’ โ„‚๐• ๐•๐• ๐•Ÿ B. W. ๐™ธ๐šœ๐šŠ๐šŠ๐šŒ ๐™ฐ๐šŠ๐š›๐š˜๐š—

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16:08 Mar 24, 2021

np!!!!

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I just realized Aerin's at 20000... :<

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Two more! :D Ari Reynes โ™ฅโ™ ๐”ผ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•’๐•Ÿ ๐•๐•’๐•”๐•’๐•”๐•’๐•คโ™ฆโ™ฃ

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Keya M.
12:19 Mar 24, 2021

Hey there Amethyst, I saw the petition to end downvoting, and I'm in full support. So many of my friends have been downvoted, and whenever I get them their points back, *BAM* they're downvoted again. How do we sign this petition and where is it? I'd love to help spread the word. Maybe we could send this to Reedsy's managers since they can make executive decisions? Just a suggestion, not sure if you already planned to do that. Thanks, K

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Keya M.
12:22 Mar 24, 2021

LOL ๐Ÿคฃ Just realized this IS the petition! Plz, add my name, thx. Also, who are we sending this to and how?

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At this point, weโ€™re just hoping Reedsy sees it. Blxxi said sheโ€™s emailed Reedsy a million times, but theyโ€™ve never replied. By doing this, maybe one of the judges will see and actually alert the higher-ups of Reedsy? Hopefully?

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Keya M.
15:12 Mar 24, 2021

I had no idea that people had already contacted Reedsy! I'm shocked and very disappointed that no one responded. This is a big problem and that needs to be recognized. If not, I think we should keep trying. DVing is not cool, and it's ruining the Reedsy community.

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Yes, absolutely. I totally 100% agree. This thing has seriously gotta go. And if itโ€™s too much trouble to just get rid of downvoting, why not upvoting, too? Maybe they should just get rid of that system altogether and karma points are only earned from the likes on stories? Or, maybe just do away with karma points completely...

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I copied from the most recent post (Ari Reynes) so now much more people are on :]

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Keya M.
16:05 Mar 24, 2021

That's fantastic Amethyst!

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SIGN THE PETITION! :D http://chng.it/KGcybXBTZP

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Keya M.
15:19 Mar 24, 2021

Just did it!

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Meera Lakshmi
00:45 Mar 24, 2021

Please add me. I am also putting this link in my bio.

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Meera Lakshmi
00:49 Mar 24, 2021

I also got downvoted today. It sucks

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Add me to the list.

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20:55 Apr 03, 2021

Hi Ame! I wanted to say thanks for filling out my form! I appreciate it!

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hi Sarah!!! :D np! I plan to read more of your stories (I saw your bio) but it taking a bit of time :| also, I really like your pfp :)

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20:57 Apr 03, 2021

Thanks! Himiko is one of my fav MHA characters.

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:D what is MHA about? One of my friends is obsessed with MHA and like 32476587 other animes XD so sometimes I forget

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03:04 Apr 04, 2021

Basically, it's set in a futuristic Japan where 80% of the population has powers (called "quirks"). A young boy named Deku was born quirkless, gets a quirk, and attends a superhero school. And ish gets real QUICK.

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ooh :) sounds coolio What's your favourite anime?

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heyyylooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo XD

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Henloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo*proceeds to spam more โ€˜oโ€™s*ooooooooo :DDDDD Whatcha up tooo?

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yassssssssssssssssssssssssssssss *proceeds to spam more 's's* sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss I started a new story :) replying to comments also lol

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Ooh yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa*proceeds to literally span until Reedsy breaks down from โ€œaโ€ overload*aaaaaaa Yaasss kween, tell me when itโ€™s out! XD

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Lol yasssssssssss oMg aErIn sAiD iM a kWeEn hAs tHe wOrLd tUrNeD uPSiDe dOwN XD thanksssss

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16:50 Apr 01, 2021

Hello Amethyst! I love this idea, imma post it rn! Also, OMGGGGGGGGGG YOUR POEEMMMMMMM!!!!!!! It was AMAZING!!!! Like, seriously I'm obsessed! ~Abby

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Hi!!!!!! ;) THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUU lol ~sUcH hIgH prAiSe~ thank you <33333

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21:06 Apr 02, 2021

Of course! Honestly, I thought you borrowed it from somewhere it was so good lol.

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23:11 Mar 30, 2021

Add me, maybe? Alsooo I upvoted you 30-ish points if that helps

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add? thanks :) what was your original amount? Mine was 5100

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23:28 Mar 30, 2021

To the list lolz OMG I JUST NOW CHECKED- 2 HOURS AGO I HAD OVER 1300 AND NOW I HAVE 1100 WHATTTTTTTTT

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eeek I can't edit :[ ERG >:(

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23:36 Mar 30, 2021

OH NO- it's fineeee FDBGJXDK I CANT BELEIVE IT WAS ACTUALLY DEVAKI THO-

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new thread OMG YES THOSE ARE TERRIBLE

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:) IKR LIKE YOUR HAT IS LITERALLY RIGHT THERE- XD *waiting for new prompts even though it's only Tuesday*

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yessssssssss *waits impatiently bcuz the prompts kinda suck*

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*a bit XD* so you know that painting I told you about? I made the plan for the plan and then left it for 2 weeks XDDDD I've also left the poem, needa finish that lol

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oh noXDD yassss you needs tos finishssssss itssssssssss I needs tos reads itssssssssssss

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XD yeah I need to finish: 1. a website me and Saph started 2. my part of the novel me and Saph started 3. the painting 4. the poem (not in order of priority)

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