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Your font's too small to read bro.

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|55555| Wrote:Your font's too small to read bro.

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WELCOME

Your agu bagoo dance was very impressive!
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Wow, I didn't expect that big of an intro Razz

Anyways, welcome comrade, hope you stay around for a while

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Amortisatie Wrote:Wow, I didn't expect that big of an intro Razz

Anyways, welcome comrade, hope you stay around for a while


Haha, it's safe to say that neither did I. >.<

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psychopath Wrote:WELCOME

Your agu bagoo dance was very impressive!


Biggrin Yay for me & my little-known dancin' skillz. Razz
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Welcome, I'm Sarah =D

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Sarah is the goddess of SS. You must worship her or be permabanned.

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|55555| Wrote:Sarah is the goddess of SS. You must worship here or be permabanned.

Only to you xD

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Razz I'll keep that in mind....
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Ha, no. Nice to meet you.

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Stay away from sarah's pm box, you don't know what has been through there Wasntme

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It's good to see more members, especially when they seem intelligent. Welcome aboard! Smile
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@ Sarah: You too. Cool

@ Amortisatie: Oh. Oh my. No questions shall be asked, then. >.> Giggle

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Welcome! Smile Cool post.
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xcriteria Wrote:Welcome! Smile Cool post.

Biggrin Merci beaucoup.
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I became a member of the S-S forums exactly 111 days ago.
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I came to this thread with a warm, friendly welcome.


Now, much later...


I regret it Noo

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TrueAnarchist Wrote:I came to this thread with a warm, friendly welcome.


Now, much later...


I regret it Noo

You just LOVE to ruin things to don't ya?

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For some weird reason, I only saw this thread now. Sad
And such a cool intro it was.

Welcome and congrats for managing to put up with us for 111 days. Razz

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TrueAnarchist Wrote:I came to this thread with a warm, friendly welcome.


Now, much later...


I regret it Noo

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SoulRiser Wrote:For some weird reason, I only saw this thread now. Sad
And such a cool intro it was.

Welcome and congrats for managing to put up with us for 111 days. Razz

D'aw, that's perfectly OK. & thank you mon ami! I hope to be a part of S-S for much longer. Smile
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IllusoryDeath Wrote:
SoulRiser Wrote:For some weird reason, I only saw this thread now. Sad
And such a cool intro it was.

Welcome and congrats for managing to put up with us for 111 days. Razz

D'aw, that's perfectly OK. & thank you mon ami! I hope to be a part of S-S for much longer. Smile
I hope so too, you're awesome. Biggrin

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CrayolaColours Wrote:
IllusoryDeath Wrote:
SoulRiser Wrote:For some weird reason, I only saw this thread now. Sad
And such a cool intro it was.

Welcome and congrats for managing to put up with us for 111 days. Razz

D'aw, that's perfectly OK. & thank you mon ami! I hope to be a part of S-S for much longer. Smile
I hope so too, you're awesome. Biggrin

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Grouphug Biggrin

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IllusoryDeath Wrote:THAT'S IT:

GROUP HUG! xD (TA excluded)

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IllusoryDeath Wrote:THAT'S IT:

GROUP HUG! xD (TA excluded)

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A tad late but....Bonsoir and welcome to the ecumenical enigma. It's a perfect delight, chere.

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