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Getting Back on Track

Howdy people of the internet, time for a quick blog update. As you may have seen, before my recent Terminator Genisys review, I was pretty vacant on this blog for a few days and I just wanted to clarify the reason for my absence and the lack of certain material I promised a while back.


Reasons For My Absence

So last week I left to go back to Sheffield to volunteer at the Children’s Media Conference for the second time and it was hella fun. Such a great experience to help people but also to learn and network within the media industry, and I also was reunited with some old friends and made a bunch of potential new mates too, so all in all it was a great 4 days away. In that time off I was away from my laptop (which I left back at home), and while it’s been fun not having to write anything I feel like I was wasting a bit of time by not doing any of my blogging activities. That being said, after the last Month of Superhero Films Reviews, I am pretty beat, that was a lot of time taken out of my days to watch all of those films, review them and keep up with all my other daily activities. So the few days I’ve had off have been so delightful and uplifting haha. 🙂


Even though I’ve had a few of infrequent breaks recently, we all need them from time to time.

Delays On Previously Promised Material

Back near the end of May in one blog post had promised discussions on comic book TV shows including The Flash, Constantine, Marvel’s Daredevil and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and even though it’s been a while since the buzz surrounding the shows have disappeared (well at least until Comic-Con), I have plenty to share about the shows that aired and wanted to do some comparison work too. So it is still coming, I promise!

ALSO, at this point I feel ashamed that I haven’t gotten my Buffy season 6 review online yet, right now it’s been around two months since I finished season 6 and I have yet to get my thoughts together completely to have a fully written review. But it’s around 2/3’s of the way done, but its there’s a lot of character stuff to finish up. I hope it’ll be up by the end of this week so I can start and finish Buffy once and for all with season 7.


I promised this stuff before and it is still coming, honest! 😛

To conclude, I’m still alive and still have much material for all of you to read (well, those of you that still read this blog after all this time), just hold on. Until next time, laters! 😀


Posted by on July 8, 2015 in Life


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The End of An Era: Finishing University

Howdy ladies and gents today I just wanted to make a short blog post about something that has been on my mind recently and that is the fact that the university part of my life is over. Now I’ve made one or two blog posts about becoming free of university and embracing the real world, but at times, I still feel like I haven’t escaped that lifestyle yet and while I don’t miss the educational side of things, I miss the city of Sheffield and all of my peeps. But after last week, I think I can say that I am just about ready to move on.

Now last week was pretty hectic week for me, I went to see someone about an internship, then saw Jack White at the O2, and even went for an interview for a job on a farm in the middle of nowhere, but none of that was as significant as Thursday, the day I graduated from uni.

misc-freddie-mercury-lThat’s how I felt when I got my moment in the sun on graduation day.

Unlike more uni’s that graduated from uni in July, mine happens to do it in November and for months I’ve been waiting for this day just wondering how it would turn out.Would I get from Luton to Sheffield on time? Would I be able to see all of my friends? Will I be able to get up on stage without doing anything embarrassing? Would I get to throw my hat in the air? Lots of questions, but no way to know until I got there.. Luckily for the most part the day was perfect. Getting up to Sheffield was a task, had to leave my house around 6:20am and drive up the motorway enduring traffic and pit stop because my family needed a toilet break. That being said, I got to Sheffield before the ceremony started, got my robes and official photos taken with time to spare. So much work and so much running around, bloody hell, I was so frantic. I got to the hall, met up with my friends again and endured the graduation of 300+ students. Luckily my department was first and we gave them a good show, but after that, the ceremony went on forever, so many students had special titles and so many of them got talked to while up on stage, it was SO painful, that being said it was fun and humourous at times. When everything had ended I got to chat and hang with me mate and take a good few pictures, it was a delightful and beautiful few moments of fun and nostalgia. I love my uni friends and seeing a few of them for the first time in four to five months was so special. After all the pictures, I went for food at Pizza Hut which was nice, never eaten so much pizza in a while.


Me on graduaion day, yeah I know, not a very flattering picture but heck I did what I could haha.

After all that build up and hype, graduation is over and my ties to university have officially been severed. Now I pretty much have no reason to  go back to Sheffield when it comes to uni and I feel like that is important factor. For months now I have been done with my course and got my grade certificates and everything, but graduation felt like the final piece of the post-graduate uni puzzle that needed to be solved, and now that part is done, I feel like everything is done and dusted. It feels mental that I can look back to three years ago and I was just starting my uni adventure, making friends, playing games and living away from home. Even though most of my time for first year is pretty hazy now, I still remember a lot of uni life like it was yesterday. Remembering the house parties, late night gaming sessions, going for takeaways, spending long hours in the library, etc. It feels like a lifetime ago now, but at the same time I can recall it as clearly as I see things in life now. Such badman times.

In the end, that point in my life has passed and now I have to grow up (unfortunately) and move on. Graduation was the final step in finishing uni and now that’s sorted, everything is complete. Thursday was a good day and I know that I’ll want to go back to Sheffield sooner rather than later, but for now I’m just glad I got through uni without falling part haha. 😀

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Posted by on November 24, 2014 in Life


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Changes to the amount of reviews I do


Howdy to all my loyal followers, just wanted to give those of you who follow this blog an update to the upcoming reviews that I will be doing. Basically since I had to leave Sheffield around 2 weeks ago and come back to my hometown, the amount of films I will see for the rest of 2014 will drop significantly. Why? Well since the Cineworld in Sheffield housed 20 screens, there was always a variety of films for me to watch and most times if I missed a smaller film, chances are I could still see it at least 2 weeks later where it would have disappeared from most cinemas. But back in my town, we only have 11 screens and we BARELY get to see more of the lower scale or independent or black nature and if they do show up, they’re here to today and gone tomorrow. My town’s Cineworld basically SUCKS. This has already made me miss films like Chef, Cold in July and The Anomaly to name a few. So with that in mind I will now only be reviewing whatever I can get at the cinema which will probably be big blockbusters and that’s it. Unless I’m gonna make a day trip to Milton Keynes or London, then I’m gonna be stuck in my small man town.

So yeah just thought I’d update y’all and give you the 411. Anyways look forward to my Transformers: Age of Extinction review which will be coming ASAP.


Posted by on July 7, 2014 in Films, Life, Media


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I Hear Talk of Snow, And I Don’t Like It.

Hello there people of the internet, I wasn’t even planning on doing any blogging today, but recently something has been brought to my attention in the last 30 mins that I feel that I should address. It is something I have talked about on this blog countless times before and again I have to bring it up… It’s here again, THE BLOODY SNOW! GODDAMMIT!


While this isn’t the scene that’s playing outside my window thankfully, I can only imagine the terrors taking place outside.

So check it out, there I am just chilling doing some work on Photoshop while also hanging around on Facebook and then I see a friend post about snow. I’m just like, “I hope that’s not in the Sheffield area.” Then I see several other people on my news feed talking about it and it becomes a frigging epidemic. And my mood goes from chilled out to totally grumpy,

And those of you who have been following this blog for a while know all too well that I HATE SNOW!


This might as well be me when the snow falls, I fall apart, and then get very angry.

While I haven’t seen nay of the supposed snow that was falling earlier, I have seen the aftermath with the small fallen segments and slush in the street. *Grumble* If this is what is coming up through the rest of November and December then I don’t wanna be on the outside for a long time. 😦


Posted by on November 20, 2013 in Life


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Random Blog 06: The Summer Makes Me SO Lazy

Howdy ladies and gentlemen, time for another random blog instalment. Today I’m doing another blog post relating to the summertime season again, but this one has a little more sprinkled into it; my lazy nature.

i-am-being-lazyYeah that’s pretty much me in a nutshell.

So right now it’s August, yeah bloody August! Where the hell did the last 2 months go? Now I’ve practically only got 1 month of summer fun left before the whole education academic year bull starts up again and ruins my happy, feel-good groove. I mean summertime is made for being lazy right? Sure you can go on holiday, travel, get a job or work experience or take up a new hobby or try out sports, but honestly none of that compares to just lazing around in your own company enjoying the freedom of life.

Lazy-Days-being-lazy-853701_424_372That cat has the right idea, though I’m not keen on the concept of hammocks, I can honestly tell ya I know exactly what that kind of relaxation feels like.

This summer I haven’t really done too much in the way activities. I mean in a way I have but I also haven’t. I’ve been to one music concert, two music festivals in Guildford and Standon and I’ve been to the cinema a fair about too. But then I also have to remember that I haven’t been to the cinema as much as I usually do, I also haven’t gone on holiday with my sister like I was meant to, I also haven’t had that many adventures with my friends and I haven’t been exploring Sheffield as much as I would have liked to. I blame it mainly on my laziness creating my lack of movement.

Ka-cinities-ar-19This picture sums up how I feel about the concept of laziness haha.

I do hate how terribly lazy I’ve become after leaving uni. I mean after I found out I had no reason to leave the house, I really took advantage of that fact. This firstly affected my attendance at the cinema, some days I just put off going or couldn’t be arsed to leave the house. And this in turn messed with work on YouTube and caused me to miss reviewing several of the major film releases this year. My proactive nature just fell apart, and for the last few weeks I’ve been trying to rectify that.

___Jinki__s_Lazy_Summer____by_CLassicNightmare-898-8352This is how I envision my simple version of the summer. Looks like fun XD

As I said before I’m trying to change. I’ve got plans for new live-action and animation projects I want to put into action in the next few weeks or at least before I start up uni again. It’s gonna be some cool YouTube video stuff that I think you lot will like, it’s a crazy project and I’d love to talk about it now but I’ll reveal a little more about it nearer the time of its completion.

Anyways to conclude I’m basically saying that I’ve been lazy this summer, but that’s about to change with the next few weeks so look out for more updates in weeks to comes. 😀

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Posted by on August 11, 2013 in Life


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Living The Rough Days

Howdy people and welcome to another blog post. Today I’m just gonna be talking about my recent episodes in life and how the life and times of me have become a tad more difficult.


Yeah, recently I’ve gotten pretty stressed out and looked a lot like this guy.

Basically I’ve just had a few setbacks in my world of recent. Firstly in the last week I’ve moved house from the horrible house I had to deal with to a much nice house 10 minutes down the road. The moving process was kind of frustrating and tedious because me and the guys had to wait for the previous tenants to clean up the house for around 4-6 hours before we could move in. Add on top of that I had so much stuff to move and only had one car, along with my dad to help move the stuff. It took ages. And then we got to the house while our landlord was going through the rules and means of paying him, I’m sure they’d changed since prior to moving in. So yeah I had to quickly fill out some cheques to keep him from hassling me.

Then I find out that he puts in the cheque that I wrote out when I have no cash, and since the cheque bounced I owed my landlord £20 more. So you may say “Why did you make a cheque for a date if you had no money?” Well when I’m under pressure and being hassled I just do things without thinking just to get the situation over and done with. So yeah not smart but I wasn’t in the right frame of mind. And with all the money I was meant to pay him between now and September I was stressing out because I had no proper form of income because of the erratic nature of my agency work and the fact that I couldn’t borrow money from my family because they’d already bailed me out in my previous house.

The second major thing that’s happened is that I’ve had to start selling my stuff for money…Again. I never thought I’d have to do this again, but the time had come and I had to give up one of my most precious things, my Nintendo 3DS. When I bought that last year I was the happiest man in existence and I’ve had many great day playing games, demos, messing around on the Mii Plaza and doing all that Street Pass! But the other day I had to sell it, my god it hurt me so bad. Next to films, video games are my in my blood and for me to have to get rid of it for cash made me want to cry. Right now I am still adjusting to not having it with me, I swear life just wants me to suffer right now.

Goodbye 3DS I miss you so badly right now. 😥

And lastly I have two other issues. 1) I am feeling fairly distant from some of my friends because it feels like we’re on two different wavelengths, the compatibility is just feeling awkward and off. May need a change of people yo. And 2) I am currently having to work so hard to find work and am getting next to no results for permanent work, if I don’t get something done soon then I’ll be endangering myself and my housemates.


I know that this is probably true, but enduring it is so painful.

Anyways that’s the dramas going on with my life right now, I know it seems like fairly familiar stuff and I know that these times probably won’t last forever, but luck has always been questionable. It hasn’t been totally bad, I’ve had some fun with some friends who i haven’t seen for a long time and I’ve enjoyed being in a much better house, but the stresses of life aren’t too far away. So I dunno, we’ll see if the summer will present any fun times for me or not. Either way I really need some summertime loving right now haha.

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Posted by on July 10, 2013 in Life


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My review of the year 2013 so far.

Howdy ladies and gents and welcome to another blog post. As I sit here in my living room on a decently sunny day in Luton I’m looking over the year that’s past so far and am feeling nostalgic. So today I’m gonna just talk about my experience of 2013 so far splitting it into departments just like my End of Year reviews. Let’s get started!



There’s my good man Craig on the left and me to right.

In terms of the year for me it’s been fairly up and down really. I can’t say its been totally bad as I have had some great times over the last few months, however as per usual I have also experienced some absolutely terrible times that I wish had never taken place.

So let’s get the bad stuff out of the way first. Well firstly uni has been an uphill battle this year with me having to tackle several modules at the same time and trying to multi-task projects that involved other people while having to do my own personal work too. Doing uni work this year has been a frustrating and draining experience that I honestly don’t want to deal with again. Then there’s work or should I say my lack of it, sure I’ve had work shifts here and there, but its been far too sparse for my liking and while looking for work I’ve either had interviews with no success or have applied and got nothing back. And then there’s that douchebag of a landlord who’s tried to bleed me dry of my money and tried to kick me out of my house this year too. I’ve also been deserted by several of my mates this year due to varying circumstances. And to add a cherry to my shit sundae I’ve also had my heart broken, again, by a friend of mine which I completely misread. I think I’m pretty unlucky. Troublesome times indeed.

But it hasn’t been all doom and gloom luckily. I have had my beautiful friends around to keep me from going insane, and with them I’ve gone out to eat, partied the night away and just generally hanged out. I think the nights out have been the best aspect of this year, I’ve used them as a means of escape and for the most part I’ve had loads of fun on those occasions. In addition to that I’ve had good fun at work meeting new people and experiencing the better side of bar work during a beer festival I did back in March. And lastly I’ve had a lot of major support from my parents and sister who’ve sorted me money and food through the post and its kept me very happy and satisfied over the course of 2013.


As for music there’s been a lot going on that department. When it comes to new music I’m not overly interested in it, but for some artists I’ve found some kick ass material that I’ve fallen for this year. Firstly there’s Justin Timberlake whose album The 20/20 Experience has become a great sound for this year with his leading single “Suit & Tie” and then the rest of the tracks on his album which have captivated my ears for the last 2 months. The other major return of 2013 was Daft Punk with their Random Access Memories album which totally blew me away. A lot of long-time fans have discarded the album due to its very different sound and non-familiarity to today’s EDM genre, but I personally love the album. It is full of the sound of funk, disco and the 1970s along with the familiar Daft Punk touches too.

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And then there’s been the other music I’ve been listening to like my continuing love for Alexisonfire as well as Rx Bandits, Blur, Arctic Monkeys, Red Hot Chili Peppers and my new-found love for Enter Shikari and Alter Bridge. But the main two new obsessions I’ve gotten this year are Coheed and Cambria and A Tribe Called Quest. Coheed and Cambria are a band I came across by chance, and after hearing “Welcome Home” for the first time my world was rocked in a way that I hadn’t yet experience. So then I went though the whole Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through The Eyes of Madness album and it was great. But I am even more obsessed with A Tribe Called Quest, after watching their 2011 documentary twice this year I’ve gone through all of their five albums and totally fallen in love with The Low End Theory and Beats, Rhymes & Life albums. Several of their songs have just be put on repeat to the point they were only placed at number 8 or 9 on my top 10 list on and now their 3rd! I think that’s mighty impressive.

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So now I’m curious what’ll happen when I go deeper into music and see what other obsessions I’ll find over the course of the year.



As for films this year it has a mixed bag of good, bland and just plain shit. It’s actually incredible how many films I’ve seen this year and how many of them I’ve forgotten prior to April. 2013 for films has been good but none of the films I’ve seen this year has been the perfect film that I had hoped they’d be. Let’s talk disappointments: Die Hard 5 was a ridiculous mess, Movie 43 was one of the most disgusting things ever, Evil Dead was a terrible remake, Jack The Giant Slayer was just a boring piece of work, Epic wasn’t nearly as epic as the name suggested and even the recent Man of Steel wasn’t the film I was hoping for too.

As for my favourite films for this year I had a good few including Oz The Great And Powerful, Oblivion, Trance, Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, Fast 6 and The Iceman. Though even some of the films in this list aren’t perfect and either disappointed in some areas or just weren’t perfect all over. So yeah I feel like I’m gonna be in a minority this year talking about films that I enjoy that no one else does, so yeah 2013 better have some GOOD material coming up or heaven help me. I think I’ll just have to place my hope in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in December.

So in conclusion 2013 has been decent, but there’s not been anything too fancy about that’s made me blow up about it. Last year even though I loads of crap go down last year, I think after May started everything had fallen into place already. This year I’ve had fun but I’m still waiting for something substantial to happen so here’s hoping the rest of the year comes though for me eventually. Thanks for reading peeps! 🙂

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Posted by on June 25, 2013 in Life, Reviews


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How Laziness Is Corrupting My Life

Hey, hey, hey people, time for another blog post and today I’m here to talk about my current lazy status in the world right now.

Lazy Times and Lazy Blogging

This is what I’ve become of recent after I left uni…

So yeah basically I finished my second year of university I think on May 10th (I don’t even remember anymore) and ever since then I’ve just been enjoying the joys of freedom and doing nothing. Now as some of you regular readers might know, I am an incredibly lazy person and love having nothing to do. Honestly, I love the feeling of having no obligation to do anything and just having a lot of time to chill and relax. It is the ultimate feeling of satisfaction for me. And in the summer that feeling is amplified tenfold to the point where I could nap all day and over the course of many weeks I’ll forget what day it is and get lost in the summertime fun.


This is truth.

However! Unfortunately this lazy lifestyle that I’ve adopted has really started to cut into my regular activities. Back in uni I had a lot of coursework and stress and I always needed to escape, so that’s when I’d run off to blog or chill at the cinema to have fun in my little world. But after the complications of uni disappeared things changed. Since I no longer have to go out for mandatory uni sessions all I’ve done since then is gone to the cinema a few times, go home back to Luton, have an epic time in London last week and get back to sleeping again. But primarily I’ve juts been chilling in my bed for a long time and I gotten into that “I can’t be arsed” mode. And that has severely eaten into some of my days recently, that’s why I haven’t been to the cinema recently and that’s why I haven’t taken many walks out in the sun.

In truth I love being lazy and doing nothing but I really am losing power and preventing myself from doing the things that I love that require a little more movement. I just need to kick myself up the arse and get shit done, hopefully this week I’ll finally get back to the cinema and seeing The Great Gatsby and Epic and possibly re-watch Iron Man 3 and Star Trek Into Darkness. Hopefully.


Posted by on May 27, 2013 in Life


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It’s My Birthday Today! Kick Ass!


 Howdy ladies and gentlemen of WordPress. Today is a good day as it is my birthday so I thought I’d just blog about it haha.

So yes today is the celebration of my birthday again and I am now 23. This age is apparently unlikely according to Blink-182 because they say “No one likes you when you’re 23.” So I fear for what will happen to me in the future, though I seem to have made an enemy already so I’m fulfilling that prophecy already, more on that later.

Birthdays are a strange thing aren’t they? It is just one day in the year when people will pay attention to you, spoil you and treat you right nice. It is a lovely feeling. Birthdays are one of those things that always feel good. Sure after your childhood and the age of 18 birthdays tend to lose their staying power and become less special, but I believe birthdays can still be kick ass as long you make the day epic. This may sound a little sad but I love birthdays because it reminds me that people still care about me. When I’m just chilling in life things tend to be a little dull at times so when I get all this love on my birthday it makes me feel absurd amounts of happiness.

For my birthday this year I had a house party last night with me mates and it was pretty filthy. I had a “It’s my party and I’ll do what I want to, do what I want to!” kind of attitude. While only half of the people I invited showed up it was still a cracking night with mates from work and uni together partying hardcore style! We danced, burned stuff in my metal bin in the back garden, got drunk and had a crazy time. It was very self-contained but for what it was I was satisfied and glad to be around my friends.

20130330_004900This was Matt and myself last night, I was smiling like that for the majority of last night haha.

It was primarily beautiful for the most part; however there was one party pooper who tried to ruin my night. Now earlier in this post I said I was fulfilling the prophecy by Blink-182 in their song “What’s My Age Again?” and that is down to one of the horrible housemates I am currently living with. I am going to watch my language over the next few sentences but suffice to say she isn’t a nice person and I don’t like her. She’s had it out for me for months and last night she tried to shut my party down and argued with me in front of everyone. She even said she’d call the police on me. Wow, okay… Why? I kind of lost my top in front of her but in all honesty it’s all good, she even woke me up this morning threatening me. To that I say good, if she wishes to make an enemy, she has one now haha.


That sheep that shitted, that was her last night.


Too right.

Anyways at the time of writing this post I am hung over from last night’s house party and I’m currently having a Will Smith session on my iTunes, I’m in a good groove right now (plus Will Smith is the best ever so his music must be played). In between I had a listen to my mum’s radio show online and she gave me a shout out and song dedication too, I was so jolly about it. Today I feel immaculate, fine, incredible and crazy all at the same time.


This is me today with my amazing birthday card that my mate made for me. BEST. BIRTHDAY. CARD. EVER!

As for the rest of today I’ll probably be recovering and then get a take away and watch a good DVD later on, oh and I’ll also be eating the cakes my mate bought for me too. Well that’s it for this blog post, just thought I’d share my birthday happiness with you lot haha. I guess until the next time I’ll catch ya on the flip side yo! 😀 😀


Posted by on March 30, 2013 in Life


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Rant 11: Ewwww. I Can See The Snow Outside My Window Again.

Yo yo people and welcome to another installment in my blogging rants. Today we are moving back to a subject I just can’t seem to stop rating about these days, of course I’m talking about everyone’s favourite form of weather, snow.


I don’t understand why this keeps happening. For a while now we’ve been enjoying a good few weeks of basic dry sunny days and the occasion rainy day, and that’s all I want at this time of year. This is the point when the snow along with the winter season should just fuck off and give spring its time to shine. But no, the winter seems content with continuing its stay and throwing that horrible snow in our direction once again. It makes me feel so much anger and sadness at the same time.


I might as well look like this when I’m moaning about the snow because that’s how I feel.

Now for those of you who have been following my blog you know that I tend to moan and rant about snow A LOT. And you’re probably wondering, “How can this guy rant about snow so much?” And I say how can I not. It’s just disruptive, annoying and cold. I can’t stand it. All I want is the sunshine and warm weather. Maybe that’s due to my heritage as black man from the Caribbean as I fare better in hotter conditions, but whatever the case is this madness needs to stop.


I want this hoody.

I looked at the weather forecast for the next few days for Sheffield and it looks like this snow is gonna continue for a few days more which really bugs me. If I need to go to the cinema over the next few days which will be a very likely situation then I’m gonna hve to endure this horrible weather in full force, meh. I really hope this ain’t going down on my birthday or things will definitely be in the shitter. X(


Posted by on March 22, 2013 in Life, Rant


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