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A Rose of May (Potentially NSFW)

Cantarella

Super-Earth
Joined
Jan 10, 2019
Location
CST
This will be a place where I track my progress, put picture and gif prompts that may eventually go in my RT as inspiration, put song and poetry inspiration, and explain any absences. Hell, might even rant here, who tf knows.

Current status:
It is 2 AM. I am healthy, sane, and wide awake. No internet outages or inclement weather. It's a little warm, actually, but snow is expected on Thursday. How exciting!

Today's song, hopelessly stuck in my head on a loop


RP tracker as of 12/29/2020 at 2 AM:

Meeting Alex: waiting on me (just gotta input Sam's dialogue, and it'll be good to go!)
Our Hearts Agape: waiting on me
Good Riddance: waiting on me
Tu-Fira: waiting on me
The Vampire Queen: waiting on me
Untitled RP PM w/ Tiggs: waiting on me (on hold)
Untitled RP PM w/ beautifuldarknight: waiting on me
Unlikely Partnership Through Hell: waiting on me


The Way of the Cat: waiting on them
Samsara's End: waiting on them
Taken by a Warrior: waiting on them
If He Dies, He Dies: waiting on them
Frisky Fae Fun: waiting on them
Pound the pound of flesh!: waiting on them
Darkness' Embrace: waiting on them
Metal Gear Solid: Chapter Raiden: waiting on them
Birth of the New Gods: waiting on them
Proper Pounding Principles Taught by Kawakami: waiting on them
Behold the Mistress of Skyhold!: waiting on them
The Journey to Mount Calidar: (anxiously!) waiting on them

The Lark: waiting on them (probably DOA)
Fallen Out of Touch: waiting on them (probably dead)
The Undine and the Knight: waiting on them (probably dead)

Under the Triple Suns: waiting on them (no recent login- hiatus or dead)
Dulce Puella Malum Est: waiting on them (no recent login- hiatus, hopefully not dead)

Offsite PM with Peach
Offsite thread post as Nagisa (sorry Serek!)
3 Discord posts
 
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Cantarella

Cantarella

Super-Earth
Joined
Jan 10, 2019
Location
CST
Posts completed today (might add more to this later if I make more before I go to sleep):

Way of the Cat
Meeting Alex
Tu-Fira
The Vampire Queen
Offsite thread with Serek (long overdue)


On the agenda for when I wake up:

Samsara's End
Our Hearts Agape
Unlikely Partnership Through Hell
Good Riddance
Darkness' Embrace
Birth of the New Gods
And maybe some of my Discord replies? Maybe?

Tonight's song- fun little piano medley
 
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Cantarella

Cantarella

Super-Earth
Joined
Jan 10, 2019
Location
CST
Completed posts as of 12/31/2020:

Our Hearts Agape
Unlikely Partnership Through Hell
Good Riddance
Samsara's End
The Journey to Mount Calidar (it lives!!!)
Tu-Fira

On the agenda for tomorrow:

DISCORD POSTS WTF CANTA GET IT TOGETHER
Offsite Nagisa post (sorry again, Serek!)
Ravens Land
Birth of the New Gods
Metal Gear Solid: Chapter Raiden
Darkness' Embrace


Newly-derelict RPs:

AC: A Tale of Italy and France (to be revived when my dear hubby returns)
A Royal Tryst (same)
You Win One, You Lose Most of Them (ditto)
The Lark (pretty sure it was DOA)

Status:
Warm, sane, healthy. Forecast changed; looks like rain instead of snow. Sadness.

Song of the day (turn on CC for full effect- it's in Czech)
 
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Cantarella

Cantarella

Super-Earth
Joined
Jan 10, 2019
Location
CST
Happy New Year, Blue Moon! May 2021 be kinder than 2020. Tonight, I'm ushering in the new year with a classic sea shanty. Let's leave this sinking tub, unfurl our sails, and head toward that horizon.


Posts completed today:

Defiant in the Scope
Darkness' Embrace
The Way of the Cat
Ravens Land
Metal Gear Solid: Chapter Raiden

For this afternoon:

Tu-Fira
The Journey to Mount Calidar
Any others that may arrive- keep 'em coming, friends! I adore each and every one of you. I could never have guessed I would amass such a fantastic, skilled group of writing friends. And I do consider each and every one of you to be my friends.

On hold:
The two starters (Succubus and Sanitorium ones)
Off-site thread with Serek (he's at Tobu's for the holiday. No rush on that one.)

Maybe?:
Discord- G isn't rushing me, nor is Vic, but I can't help but feel kinda guilty.

Dropped projects:

Lark
Fallen
Undine

Still MIA:

Triple Suns
Dulce
 
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Cantarella

Cantarella

Super-Earth
Joined
Jan 10, 2019
Location
CST
Status:

No posts written yet now that I'm up, and I may not get any of them done tonight, as I have Pathfinder this evening, as I do every Saturday. Will try, though, as I got one last night and one not too long ago, plus one I owe from yesterday, and I have one thread post to do at my leisure. The dark, rainy weather has rendered me torporous.

Also, I'd like to take this time to talk about what I mean by "dropped projects". To elaborate: when I say it's dropped, I assume it's dead in the water, that I've been ghosted, or it never got off the ground. I make this decision based off a couple factors, as listed:

  1. My partner has not replied for a week or more with no follow-up in OOC.
  2. They have not responded in a few days, no OOC chatter, and have bumped their thread in the meantime
  3. I posted a starter, and have not gotten a follow-up in a week or more
I do not, however, consider a project dropped when my partner has simply not been online. This goes for partners who hide their online status and post history as well, as I have no way to determine activity. That does not consist of a ghosting- I figure they've just been busy.

Also, of very, very important note:

When I say I have dropped an RP, that does not mean you can't approach me at a later time to revive it!

Above all, I will never expect you to abandon your real-life responsibilities and relationships for me or our story. I pride myself on being open-minded and understanding. Life comes first, a silly, smutty story with some strange woman behind a computer screen comes last. So what if you've left me hanging before- I don't typically take it as a personal insult, and enjoy writing far too much to let a disappearance sour me on the opportunity for a fun new story to write.

So I suppose that'll be it for today, unless I come back to this later to add in my post tracker, should I make any this afternoon before game time.
 
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Cantarella

Cantarella

Super-Earth
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Location
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Small update:

Dropped Partnership and Vampire Queen.
Good Riddance and If He Dies, He Dies in danger of being dropped.
Dulce is back and post done.
Defiant in the Scope post up.
Completed Birth of the New Gods


Due tonight:

Taken
Samsara's End
Dialogue for Meeting Alex

Potentially any others that filter through.
 
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Cantarella

Cantarella

Super-Earth
Joined
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Location
CST
Status:

Didn't get nearly as many done today as I had hoped. Wasn't really feeling it. Can't quite put my finger on why. A bit ashamed.


Completed this evening:

Taken by a Warrior
Defiant in the Scope
Dulce Puella Malum Est
One Discord post (yay!)

To be done later this afternoon, unless I manage one or two before bedtime:

Samsara's End
Another Discord post or two
Off-site post for Serek
Frisky Fae Fun
Tu-Fira
Dialogue for Meeting Alex

Waiting on them:

Metal Gear Solid: Chapter Raiden
Darkness' Embrace
The Journey to Mount Calidar
Good Riddance (chopping block)
If He Dies, He Dies (chopping block)
The Way of the Cat
Our Hearts Agape
Behold the mistress of Skyhold! (reached out to tell me I may have a reply within the next week or two- thank you for the heads up, friend!)
Pound the Pound of Flesh!
Proper Pounding Principles Taught by Kawakami
Birth of the New Gods
Ravens Land

MIA:

Under the Triple Suns

Possibly returning?:

The Undine and the Knight

Awaiting further news:

My Sanctuary

EDIT!:
I can't believe I forgot the song of the day! I was sent this a couple days ago by a friend; it succinctly describes the endemic issues of this area I've settled in, once more. For the third time since I was 15.
 
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Cantarella

Cantarella

Super-Earth
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Location
CST
On the agenda:

Taken by a Warrior !
Defiant in the Scope
Behold the Mistress of Skyhold!
Metal Gear Solid: Chapter Raiden
Frisky Fae Fun !
Discord posts
Off-site post
Dialogue !!!

Completed in the evening and early hours of this morning:

Ravens Land
Tu-Fira
Samsara's End

In lieu of a song, here, have a smidge of prose.
Whence did the principle of life proceed?
Alone
In on pursuit...
The pursuit of knowledge.
I found continual food for discovery and wonder
Alone
Labor and Fatigue
My soul occupation
The energy of my purpose alone sustained me.
When did the principle of life proceed?
Lifeless matter
Profane fingers
Food for the worms
Corruption of the body
From the midst of darkness, a sudden light broke in upon me.
Secret knowledge
The summit of my desires
Supreme delight
Alone
A slow fever
Nervous
Shunned
Guilty
I AM NOT
A MADMAN
 
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Cantarella

Cantarella

Super-Earth
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Jan 10, 2019
Location
CST
Status:

Rough day. Aggravated my chronic condition with poor sleep and too much caffeine and paying for it now. Plus the dissolution of a mutually beneficial partnership, one in which both of us are upset at the loss despite hopefully being able to remain friends. Canta is the big sad tonight and for that reason, very few posts done today. I apologize to everyone who's been waiting on me- I'm just not feeling it right now. Probably going to head to bed earlier tonight, or at least attempt to. Tonight's lineup and the agenda for later this afternoon to follow.

Recently revived via an unexpected reply:

Unlikely Partnership Through Hell (thank you!)

Considered dead until I receive a reply (unlikely at best):

If He Dies, He Dies
Darkness' Embrace
Good Riddance
My Sanctuary (Potentially died in the plotting phase. Press F to pay respects, boys)

Things I completed this afternoon:

Dialogue for Meeting Alex
Defiant in the Scope

Posts I currently owe:

Two on Discord
One off-site
Metal Gear Solid: Chapter Raiden
Taken by a Warrior !!
Behold the Mistress of Skyhold!
Ravens Land
Frisky Fae Fun !!

Awaiting replies on the following:

Dulce Puella Malum Est
The Way of the Cat
Samsara's End
Tu-Fira
The Journey to Mount Calidar
Birth of the New Gods
Our Hearts Agape
Meeting Alex (will probably be ready sometime today)


Tonight's song- may possibly find some way to work it into Dulce Puella Malum Est, if I can manage it. Does not fit the time period or the setting very much, but it's too beautiful not to make the attempt, and the character opposite of mine is Gaelic. Plus, it's relaxing and I need that right now.
 
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Cantarella

Cantarella

Super-Earth
Joined
Jan 10, 2019
Location
CST
Status:

Still not feeling great. Slept for a few hours overnight, but nowhere near enough to offset feeling icky. Mom and sister and the baby came over for about an hour- that was nice, as I haven't seen the baby since she came home from the hospital. The wee mite smiled at me when I told her she looks like a drunk old man now instead of a wrinkly, red little thing. Warmed my heart. Already, that little girl has my heart wrapped around her tiny fingers.
Was up for a couple hours and then went back to sleep around noon. Woke up to... chaos, really. To hear that Capitol Hill had been stormed by rioters. That a woman had been shot and killed. Ever since awakening, I have been on a voice chat with my off-site friends, one of whom is streaming CNN in real-time.
As such, only got one post done, and I may not get any further out this evening. I don't feel particularly guilty about it, as I only received two other posts while I was asleep. Everyone appears to be slowing down. Probably a return to work after the holidays, but who knows for sure- BMR in general has been pretty quiet as of late.

No music today. I think America deserves a moment of silence.

Post completed today is Frisky Fae Fun. That was the oldest one in my inbox, having been waiting on me since Saturday.

Posts received are Meeting Alex and Samsara's End.

EDIT: Also finished a post on Metal Gear Solid: Chapter Raiden.
 
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Cantarella

Cantarella

Super-Earth
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Location
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Status:

Feeling a lot better. Spent much of the day in and out of sleep.

Three posts done; two here, one on Discord. Haven't gotten that many in today, either.

Darkness' Embrace has been revived! Huzzah!
Expecting Good Riddance soon- got a heads-up on that.

Today's song will be used in Chapter Raiden at some point, along with the expected and almost obligatory "Katyusha". Been plotting the right time to put it in. Not quite there yet.

 
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Cantarella

Cantarella

Super-Earth
Joined
Jan 10, 2019
Location
CST
Status:
Just about to 100% again, just in time for Pathfinder on Saturday night! Also almost completely caught up on everything except for a couple here and a couple on Discord.

Expected to return soon (thank you!):
If He Dies, He Dies

Completed today:
Taken by a Warrior (embarrassingly late, but whaddya gonna do, right?)
Defiant in the Scope
Off-site as Nagisa
Behold the mistress of Skyhold!
Unlikely Partnership Through Hell (also later than I would have liked, but it is what it is)

Posts that arrived today:
Tu-Fira
Frisky Fae Fun

Posts I still owe:
Ravens Land
My portion for Meeting Alex
Darkness' Embrace
A couple Discord posts but FFS they don't ever seem to take priority

Expected to arrive sometime this morning to afternoon:
Samsara's End

Unknown timeline of arrival, but expected relatively soon:
Our Hearts Agape
The Way of the Cat
Dulce Puella Malum Est
Metal Gear Solid: Chapter Raiden


IDEFK LMAO I'll get them when I'll get them and I will be grateful for it, dammit:
The Journey to Mount Calidar
Birth of the New Gods

Declared derelict:
Proper Pounding Principles Taught by Kawakami
Pound the Pound of Flesh!

Still MIA:
Under the Triple Suns

EDIT 0300: Received Good Riddance! Yay, the plot isn't cursed!

Tonight's song is one sent in by an old friend, and it's fucking hot, man. I kinda wanna do a story based off of the video, but I dunno how.
 
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Cantarella

Cantarella

Super-Earth
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Location
CST
Status:
Out of sorts again this evening. Struggled majorly through Pathfinder, but luckily no harm done and the story advanced just fine despite my long stretches of silence. No posts made, neither here nor on Discord, but attempting to finish one up before bed.

No songs tonight.

EDIT: One post done.
 
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Cantarella

Cantarella

Super-Earth
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Spent most of today in and out of awareness again. No posts today, but not for a lack of trying. I sat on one that I told my partner I'd have ready yesterday for what felt like hours, once again, staring... But for not the first time, the words were smothered. Stillborn in the brainpan.
This way, to the great egress.

Received today:
Taken by a Warrior
Our Hearts Agape
Untitled project transferred from Discord (I'm sorry, I'm terrible about remembering those)
Darkness' Embrace
Ravens Land

Due on my end:
The ones listed above
Samsara's End
Good Riddance
Tu-Fira
Frisky Fae Fun
Meeting Alex

Do not feel like listing the ones I am waiting on- pretty much the same.


Maybe here, no one will criticize my apparently shit taste in music. Fuck y'all.
 
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Cantarella

Cantarella

Super-Earth
Joined
Jan 10, 2019
Location
CST
Status:
I think I figured out what the problem was for the past few days, and with it acknowledged and waited out, I expect to be back to my baseline within a few days. Fingers crossed, anyway. Posts are steadily being done in the meantime. Luckily for me, I haven't received very many over the past few days and am mostly in waiting for them.

I got three done today: Samsara's End, the untitled one, and Tu-Fira.

I owe:
Meeting Alex
Our Hearts Agape
Frisky Fae Fun
Ravens Land
Darkness' Embrace
Taken by a Warrior
Good Riddance
The Dark Crystal one with G

Still waiting on pretty much the same ones. Slow week on BMR, I reckon.

Can't pick a song for tonight. So much potential, not enough time.
 
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Cantarella

Cantarella

Super-Earth
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Location
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Status:
Better day. Definitely on the mend. Catching up on lost sleep in the meantime- spent an ungodly amount of time today knocked right out, but slept more deeply than I have been.

Received:
Samsara's End
Untitled PM
Metal Gear: Chapter Raiden

Done today:
Frisky Fae Fun
Good Riddance
(might do more- watch this space)

Due:
Meeting Alex
Our Hearts Agape
Taken by a Warrior
The ones received today
Unlikely Partnership Through Hell
Ravens Land

Waiting:
The Way of the Cat
Dulce Puella Malum Est
The Journey to Mount Calidar
Defiant in the Scope
Tu-Fira
Birth of the New Gods

???:
Triple Suns
If He Dies, He Dies

I want to do a story based off of tonight's song. An aching, longing, tragic romance between a sailor and his lover, or maybe the clarion call of a siren? Who knows. Might expand on it later. And with so many in waiting, I might add my new ideas to my RT and give it a wee bump. Let's see what happens.
 
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Cantarella

Cantarella

Super-Earth
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Oof, getting to this late. Sorry, y'all. >_<

Owed:
Off-site (1)
Discord (2?)
Taken by a Warrior
Our Hearts Agape
Good Riddance
Untitled PM
Metal Gear Solid: Chapter Raiden
Unlikely Partnership Through Hell
Darkness' Embrace

Potentially returning per a PM sent earlier today:
Vampire Queen

Done today:
Raven's Land
My portion for Meeting Alex
Our Hearts Agape
Samsara's End
 
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Cantarella

Cantarella

Super-Earth
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Location
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Status:
My Saturday night game has been cancelled, so I will be available to play all day! Also, I am almost completely caught up and getting ready to do that thread overhaul, and give the thread a bump since almost all my projects are so slow-moving at present.

Anyway, I currently owe these:
Offsite post
1 Discord Post
Tu-Fira
Untitled PM
Our Hearts Agape
Frisky Fae Fun
Darkness' Embrace

The rest are all done for now and awaiting replies! No rush on any of you- I was kinda slow this week myself, and I am more than willing to wait for quality posts! Mwah, love all of you~!

So for tonight, the aforementioned "Katyusha", but a good translation of it, played by one of my favorite Steampunk bands.
 
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Cantarella

Cantarella

Super-Earth
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Slept a lot again today. No game tonight, as stated before. But that's fine.

I AM CAUGHT UP ON DISCORD!!! 🎉🎉🎉

I owe only two posts, as follows:
Tu-Fira
Untitled PM

No, for real though, unless I get flooded Imma actually, honestly, for realsies, edit and bump my thread with my fresh plots. Once I'm done with my owed posts, of course. I would never bump with posts owed.

I don't feel like adding a song tonight.
 
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Cantarella

Cantarella

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CAUGHT UP ON DISCORD AGAIN! I might make a habit of this!

I owe these:
Birth of the New Gods (it lives!)
Our Hearts Agape
Darkness' Embrace
Offsite post

Expecting The Way of the Cat to return sometime this week, barring any further delays.
Ditto on Vampire Queen.

Not gonna list all the ones I'm waiting on, but, like... it's kind of a lot lmao. Plus I think another one died.

Here, have a song about masturbating pirates. I have no intention of using it, but it makes me laugh, so why not?
 
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Cantarella

Cantarella

Super-Earth
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Jan 10, 2019
Location
CST
Status:
Only made one post today, but everything's been moving so slowly, I don't feel guilty about it. I also finally, FINALLY bumped and edited my thread. Got a little attention on it, can't complain.

Currently:
3 new RPs in the plotting stage
1 newly-started on Discord

Owed:
Our Hearts Agape
Birth of the New Gods
Taken by a Warrior
If He Dies, He Dies (newly revived!)
Good Riddance
Isabella's Game (brand new!)
Metal Gear Solid: Chapter Raiden
1 Discord post for G
Offsite post (Serek's at Tobu's again so no rush there)
Untitled PM

What I did today:
Darkness' Embrace
 
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Cantarella

Cantarella

Super-Earth
Joined
Jan 10, 2019
Location
CST
Totally flagging the past couple days, sorry guys. >_< At least I am not too overdue on these posts. The oldest one came in on Sunday, the newest just 43 minutes ago. I had 4 arrive in very quick succession- I've never seen anything like it, and boy, was it exhilarating to see those numbers pop up!

Anyway, new projects!
A Gift from the Depths
The Wolf and the Viper
Oderint dum Metuant (on Discord)

In plotting stages: Ghoulification (maybe?)

I am caught up on off-site for now.

I owe May the Circle be Unbroken on Discord, a post for G on the server (also Discord)

I owe these threads:
Meeting Alex
Our Hearts Agape

These PMs, in this order:
Birth of the New Gods
Metal Gear Solid: Chapter Raiden
Untitled PM
If He Dies, He Dies
Isabella's Game
Taken by a Warrior
Darkness' Embrace
Unlikely Partnership Through Hell
Tu-Fira
Defiant in the Scope
Behold the Mistress of Skyhold!

Done today:
A couple casual ones in Discord, nothing big
Good Riddance
Samsara's End

Of note: I turned in earlier than usual last night and could only OOC chat from my phone when I woke up in the wee hours of the morning, as my typing is loud and would wake my bedmate. I type very loudly and very aggressively, especially when I'm excited. I'm probably gonna turn in early tonight too, as he's going to be working early tomorrow morning, so it'll cut into my posting again. Not proud of being so unproductive two days in a row, but that's life, you know? I'm not so overdue on anything that it's a concern, but I still don't like letting PMs sit in my inbox to fester. Drives me bananas.

Anyway, I've gotta pop off. No time for music tonight.
 
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Cantarella

Cantarella

Super-Earth
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Done today:
Birth of the New Gods
The Wolf and the Viper
Untitled PM
Metal Gear Solid: Chapter Raiden
ODM (Discord)

I still owe the rest I listed yesterday. Did slightly better today, but still got quite the backlog. I'll start in the afternoon or late morning with everything else I owe.
 
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