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  • AlexandreLois1 07:30 on 30/04/2015 Permalink | Reply  

    How to Draw a spiritual method 

    How to Draw a spiritual method
    Today, the university had a meeting where I showed the pictures drawn by magic. Leading gave me the right direction and I was able to make a unique video. The video recorded by a miracle. Below the video.


    • F33L5 3MPTY 11:06 on 30/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Wow thank you for sharing! I wish I could understand Newton…

    • F33L5 3MPTY 11:09 on 30/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I mean Russian. Sorry!!

    • Elle 14:07 on 30/04/2015 Permalink | Reply


      Thank you so much for sharing your method! 🙂

    • rmarie beedit 00:51 on 01/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      How exciting!

    • Oona 15:53 on 01/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Great video Alexandre. While I didn’t know what you were saying it was great to watch and listen to the lovely language. 🙂

  • Ryan 04:51 on 30/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Y is for Yes!

    Good Ryan has finished his half!


    • Paypabak Writer 14:16 on 30/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      How sweet! It was fun to see what everyone posted, too! Can’t believe this is the last day of April already!

  • Izzy 22:14 on 29/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Ponte Vecchio with Edie

    New Blog Post!

  • Ryan 17:01 on 29/04/2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Of what use is freedom of speech to those who fear to offend?

    — Roger Ebert

    • Paypabak Writer 17:24 on 29/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      “I begin to feel like most Americans don’t understand the First Amendment, don’t understand the idea of freedom of speech, and don’t understand that it’s the responsibility of the citizen to speak out.”

      “Clouds do not really look like camels or sailing ships or castles in the sky. They are simply a natural process at work. So too, perhaps, are our lives.”

      I loved this man. His best statement by far is:

      “To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this, and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.”

    • Oona 15:40 on 01/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Great quote Bad Ryan. 🙂 This should be your motto, if you could stand to give up ‘its good to be bad. 😉

  • astrid 15:40 on 29/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    New Poem at Mu/Stories 

    Our lovely Neeva has a poem up on MU/Stories, go check it out 😉 If you didnt get that, it is here.

    • Izzy 17:05 on 29/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks Astrid ‘n Neeva! Supa’awesome!

      In case anyone hasn’t heard, Astrid is the New Associate Editor for MU/Creativity’s New section MU/Stories!

      You can go straight to MU/Stories here:

      • astrid 17:55 on 29/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

        ahem, thats new ‘sexy associate editor’ to you.

      • wendz tempest 00:33 on 30/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

        waves at the new ultra smashin supa sexified’ Director! (couldn’t resist)

    • Neeva 19:53 on 29/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I think the official title is “Supa’sexy associate editor”

  • Myra 09:49 on 29/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    W is for Wall
    W is for Wall

    • wendz tempest 00:38 on 30/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      love the angle Myra, great action shot

    • Oona 15:34 on 01/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Great colors, I love that graffiti!

  • astrid 20:35 on 28/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Free Online Writing Course 

    Hi there. Elle brought this to our attention a couple of weeks ago, but I wanted to remind everyone that The Open University is offering a free creative writing course online for the month of May (it began yesterday). There are a few things to do each week (5 minute video, short paragraph to read, and writing exercises – with opportunity to post them for feedback), totaling around 3 hours. You can join or leave at any time, and aren’t compelled to finish each section if you want to jump around. I am going to give it a shot. I’m a little busy for getting into it hardcore, but I’d like to keep the creative juices flowing. If you’d like to join here is a link https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/start-writing-fiction and maybe you can share your written exercises on MU/Stories?? 😉


    • Art 06:02 on 29/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I completed this course just before getting involved with MU. Its fantastic! And very flexible how involved you want to get. I will say that realistically I spent much more time with the course than their estimation, but I was doing all the tasks and reading/responding to other peoples work daily. Definitely an enriching experience and there are loads of other great courses too!

    • astrid 15:42 on 29/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Awesome! Glad to hear some positive feedback from someone who has done it before!

    • Oona 15:34 on 01/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      This looks like a great course. Thank you for reminding us Astrid! 🙂 🙂 If I wasn’t so anti-writing I might actually get my act together. hehe

      • astrid 21:25 on 01/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

        LOL Oona, you are in the creative writing department. I think it’s just so easy to get distracted!

  • Edie 16:08 on 28/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Dead Artists’ Jane’s Walk Sunday 

    Thank you Feels Empty for reminding us all that today is Yves Klein’s birthday! What a great idea to have a “Dead Artists'” walk on Sunday!

    photo of the waters of Eleonora Slough with a studio door card that reads "Yves Klein"

    Yves Klein’s studio @ ES-1

    Medici University is such a vibrant place filled with so many living people, meetups, and collaborations. But we are also inspired by so many artistic spirits. From our Jane Jacobs inspired campus to the Barnett Newman Broken Obelisk sculpture not far from my own studio, to Yves Klein, to our very own Provost, and even me.

    Please join me in celebrating artistic spirits past and present this Sunday at 9am!


  • AlexandreLois1 02:00 on 28/04/2015 Permalink | Reply  

    MU and Atlantis 

    I know where Atlantis. I talked about this in class about the history. It is located in the Gulf of Aden and the topic of piracy in the region. Below is the link you can find the map in the second Life, where is Atlantis. I propose to find her. If we find Atlantis, the MOU will become very famous. The problem in the location depth of 1 kilometer.But the powers that really need this card!



    • Elle 14:14 on 30/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Your Atlantis is beautiful! I recommend visiting. The game is fun, I made some progress.

  • Myra 20:26 on 27/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    V is for the View
    V is for the View

    • Oona 00:57 on 28/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I wonder what she’s looking at.

  • wendz tempest 08:49 on 27/04/2015 Permalink | Reply  

    A-Z and a bit of poetry badumdumching

    over the last few weeks I visited numerous locations on the grid and spent this weekend completing this challenge. I was quite satisfied with the results and hope you enjoy the page.

    very elementary in my pseudo sonnet-try so please forgive my amateuress-ness lol


    • Elle 14:52 on 27/04/2015 Permalink | Reply


      That’s great! The poetry matches the pictures well. Thank you for sharing.

    • Newton 16:42 on 27/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Simply gorgeous!

    • Myra 20:13 on 27/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I love your work, wendz.

      One of the things I truly love about MU is how I’ve connected – even if it’s just through flickr – with amazing photographers like you.

      I look forward to every new photograph you post on flickr. Your use of shadows and light and scene composition is stunning and inspiring. I so want to pick your brain. And you have a great eye for fashion.

      Thank you.

    • Oona 00:56 on 28/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Great collection Wendz! Great job.

    • Pearl Grey 08:56 on 28/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I really enjoyed this collection. Thanks!

  • Newton 05:16 on 27/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

    Café Sophistry “What is Time” Follow-Up 

    Today, Sunday 4/26 we held the second part of Café Sophistry Section 2, “Time – What is It?” Participants came away sufficiently versed. Is discussing time sustainable? Not sure, but is definitely something you could do forever! We discussed and saw many great things. To check out references and art locations, read more

    Thank you to all attendees:

    • Art Oluja
    • AstridRimbaud
    • Elle Thorkveld
    • FeelsEmpty
    • Pearl Grey
    • Tava Longfall
    • Veyot
    • Yves Klein!
    • veyot 14:47 on 27/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      It was a great class, Newton! I went back and got snapshots to post on my Tumblr Blog.

    • Newton 16:41 on 27/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you Veyot! I will share credited photos and links in the CS blog too. Maybe Feels will wear his time shirt again for a special photo shoot.

    • Pearl Grey 08:57 on 28/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Great class, Newton!

    • Elle 18:03 on 28/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Agree, well done Newton!

    • astrid 20:42 on 28/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      so sad i crashed out! 🙁

    • Art 06:04 on 29/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Loved this class Newton!

  • Ryan 08:52 on 26/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

    W is for Wonderful World


  • Newton 23:48 on 25/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

    CS Time Capsule Art Party TIME Update 

    Things have realigned and the CS Time Capsule Art Party can now happen at 8am SLT at Nostradamus 9. Just in case anyone did not receive this follow-up, I will still be hanging around Nostradamus 9 at 7amSLT making shady deals. But the official time of the Time Capsule Party will be 8am SLT. All the best – I think time had something to say about all of this!

  • Oona 17:14 on 25/04/2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Little Lost Prims :( 

    Did you know that sometimes objects go floating away?  Get lost, missing etc?  I walk around campus a lot cause its my job and cause its great here.  And I notice a lot of art debris that maybe you don’t know is there!  Its amusing really when you find a couch where it clearly was never meant to be.  😉

    So since I’m walking around anyway I thought I’d call you all up and let you know I found some of  your little lost prims so you can come find them.  Poor little prims.  😛

    Alternatively if you have Firestorm, you can do an Area Search.  If thats all too complicated the basics are this: click on World, then Area Search, then the Find tab.  Enter your sign in name in the Owner box and hit Search.  Some stuff you may need to walk around to find, because sometimes it takes longer to find stray things far far away.  But the basics are, it will list ALL your stuff on the sim (if you give it long enough and its behaving.)

    This is a great way to find out how many sims you are using, without manually adding on fingers.  Just select all those listed items in the List window, right click and choose edit and it will tabulate how many collected prims that is.

    Be sure not to do any editing in that window if you do that, just close it and go on your way.

    By anyway.  The poor little lost prims I’ve noticed I’ll list by nearest location.  And I’m not prim shaming!  This is just environmental clean up!  If the stuff I list is actually art, just disregard, what do I know anyway.  😛

    xo Oona

    Neeva: A purple slab above Harmony’s plot (Aurelia 7)

  • Ryan 15:40 on 25/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Personal Mythology

    Our boy Hennessy Youngman breaks down the concept of Personal Mythology for us:

    • Oona 12:45 on 26/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Do you have a personal mythology Ryan? Love Hennessy Youngman, always so amusing. <3

    • Pearl Grey 15:05 on 26/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hmmm……for some of us who are living lives that are tragic and weirder than a mythology people might construct, this sort of playing to an audience doesn’t hold much interest unless it’s highly useful to our own real journeys.

  • Newton 10:23 on 25/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

    Sunday Time Capsule Art Party Time Change – 7am SLT 

    The time for the Café Sophistry Time Capsule Art Party this Sunday 4/26 has been changed from 8am SLT to 7am SLT. The circumstances were unavoidable and I hope very much that you can still make it. I think we will have a lot of fun seeing what people did for the Time Capsule Art Party.

    The event will start at Nostradamus 9 and we will proceed where intended. All the best, Newton.

  • Myra 09:21 on 25/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    U is for Up
    U is for Up

  • Pearl Grey 06:52 on 25/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    BAOC Award to Elle Thorkveld 


    I choose Elle Thorkveld as the next BAOC Award recipient. Elle has done tai chi at the dojo with me, has an amazing entry in the Cyberart contest at LEA 12, has been involved in GIMP classes, has written for my storyboard projects and now is assisting with the proposal to continue the spirit of Medici University in some form. She gives encouraging words to others and has participated in many projects, events and parties at MU.
    Even with her talent and skills, she’s made time to give positive feedback for my efforts and this is what has made her stand out from many talented and productive learners. Not only has she been supportive in public forums such as this but she’s also been quietly welcoming and interested in how I’m doing on campus.
    I’m rather in awe of her focus, consistency, ability to appear centered while stretching in different directions even more than she’d planned and juggling many things with apparent grace. For these reasons, and more on other levels, I’ve drawn a compass for her and added it to the award.
    Congratulations Elle!
    • Oona 08:20 on 25/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Yay Elle. Congrats!

    • Newton 10:19 on 25/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations Elle, it has been fun visiting your installations at MU as well as at the Cyber Art sim.

    • F33L5 3MPTY 10:44 on 25/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      thanks for everything Elle

    • AlexandreLois1 21:15 on 25/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      totally agree

    • Elle 22:49 on 25/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you very much everyone! 🙂

  • Ryan 22:11 on 24/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Not Another Fashion Blog! 

    collage of fashions made from recycled materials

    Canary Beck reports that of the 1,308 blogs listed on Blogging Second Life, 87% or 1,136 of them are about fashion! Who needs 1,000 blogs about virtual fashion???

    It’s time for an un-fashion revolt! Join us at Trashy.clothing!


    • Astrid 00:07 on 25/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Awesome. What does it entail? Revolt against the revolting.

      • Ryan 01:08 on 25/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

        Yes! Revolt against the revolting!

        It really entails anything you want. It could be a humorous essay, some silly or fun fashion. Wearing demo stuff. Seriously making “recycled” fashions, or anything else that you think fits on an “un-fashion blog”

    • Pearl Grey 03:02 on 25/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      This sounds great! I can think of lots of things; just not sure where to post them but I guess we’ll find out.

      • Ryan 09:20 on 26/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Pearl! I’ve added you as an author to Trashy.clothing!

        I’ll send you login info on Slack. Post anything you like!

    • Oona 08:37 on 25/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      What the hell is un-fashion. You do realize that even un-fashion is fashion right? Oona does not like this post. 😛

    • Myra 10:10 on 25/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Have you seen the cerulean sweater scene in The Devil Wears Prada?

      • Myra 10:11 on 25/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

        What color is your sweater, Ryan? 😀

      • Ryan 15:24 on 25/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

        Yes Myra, I’ve seen the Cerulean sweater scene. But for the real scoop on Cerulean, watch Hennessy Youngman’s video on Post Structuralism. He covers Cerulean at 3:00

    • Oona 23:49 on 25/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I love cerulean

    • Astrid Rimbaud 09:39 on 26/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      LMAO @ Oona

    • Astrid Rimbaud 10:01 on 27/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I might like to contribute something at some point Ryan. Be it an essay or some other trash. Sounds like a fun project, and right up my street!

  • Myra 10:28 on 24/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    T is for Thiebaud
    T is for Thiebaud
    Wayne Thiebaud comes to SL. : )

    You can find the painting that inspired my pic in this article:

    • Oona 15:25 on 24/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Great homage. 🙂

    • Neeva 17:42 on 24/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I love that you work your knowledge of painters and Art history into your SL work. It gives me extra delight because I not only enjoy your photo, I get to learn about artists and styles. I also like how you have taken the basic pose and idea, but changed the color and background so much. Also the angle of the shot.

  • Myra 10:26 on 24/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    S is for Spinning Sweet Sounds
    S is for Spinning Sweet Sounds

    I had to do a dj one. : )

    • Neeva 17:44 on 24/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Two of your three major SL creative outlets in one fabulous photo.

    • Oona 08:36 on 25/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      The colors are great. Good wind light choice 🙂

      • Myra 09:22 on 25/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

        thanks, oona. it took forever to get this shot. : )

  • Oona 10:26 on 24/04/2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Accordion Tower of Doom a.k.a. These Are Just Things We Do 

    • Oona 10:28 on 24/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I personally love the part where Elle, Muse and Feels have this sudden falling action, like they didn’t see it was coming, and also the crazy Neeva rotating fall near the end. <3 <3

      • Elle 12:25 on 24/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

        Oona, that’s great!!
        “I was just standing around on the ATOD, when suddenly….”

    • Neeva 16:46 on 24/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Awesome Oona! I’m so glad you captured some of that magic. These are some of my happiest SL moments! Credits at the end of your documentary video were the best

  • Vanessa 08:11 on 24/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

    Jane’s Walk – 1 Week! 

    It’s just a week till Jane’s Walk!

    screen cap of Jane's Walk website showing walks at Medici University

    I’ve added 4 walks:

    Friday 1 May 11am – MU Campus Overview
    Friday 1 May 6pm – MU World Building Walk
    Saturday 2 May 11am – MU Creative Writing Walk
    Sunday 3 May 11am – MU Photographic Arts Walk

    Would YOU like to add a walk?
    Would YOU like to be the leader for one of these walks?
    Would YOU like to be an Organizer, Community Voice, or Volunteer for one of these walks?

    MU / SL Jane’s Walks:

    About Walking:

  • AlexandreLois1 00:08 on 24/04/2015 Permalink | Reply  

    I am working with “video artist” for international project 

    I made music that has the potential to become a hit.
    That’s composition. Who is ready to make a video with it?


    • Oona 15:29 on 24/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Enjoyable Alexandre 🙂

      • Elle 15:37 on 24/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

        Agree, it is very nice! 🙂

    • veyot 20:23 on 24/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      this is my first try, Alex.. I will remove it if you don’t like it.

      • Oona 20:33 on 24/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

        That video is great Veyot, really really great! Bravo!

        • Ryan 22:08 on 24/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

          Oh wow Veyot & Alex! I’m with Oona, this is such a beautiful piece! Bravo!!

          If MU were gone tomorrow, I think this video is the best way I’ve seen yet to remember and appreciate something of all the creativity that happened here! TY!!!

          PS Veyot: you did secure permission and give attribution for every person whose work you photographed, right? 😀

      • AlexandreLois1 21:05 on 25/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

        Veyot, I liked the video. you want it to finish?

      • Elle 22:50 on 25/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

        Love the video Veyot!

  • Oona 02:02 on 23/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    HELP! Pretty Please Save Our University! 

    If the Help Desk Thinks...


    As talked in proposals and acquisitions or whatever with Vanessa,  I’ve decided to throw together a proposal to do Medici University 2.  I’m sure anyone could do a better job, but my idea was to canvas everyone and compile all the greatness and show them why this place is such a great gem.

    Worse they can do is laugh but the best that could happen, and the scariest, is they could agree with me.

    Anyway.  I need all of you to please pretty pretty please answer these questions for me and I’ll compile them up into one thing.  Along with our Flickr pics that show how much fun we have, and just general guilt tripping, maybe it will happen!

    Notecards would be best (msbluerasp resident), but contact me in whatever way is easiest for you.

    1.  Is Medici University important to you and why?

    2. How did you come to be here?

    3. If you think back on the first day to now, do you see growth in yourself?

    4. Has being amongst like minded creators, improved the amount of time you work on your creative side?

    5. What specifically do you enjoy about Medici U?

    6. Honestly, what specifically do you not enjoy about Medici U?

    7. What would you like to see here at Medici U that isn’t already here?

    8. What would encourage you to spend more time here at Medici U?

    9. Do you think its a good idea to extend or renew Medici University for a second go around?

    Please answer these, and notecard, IM or even answer below.  I’ll likely try to get the proposal all squished together first week of May so please get them in soon.  🙂

    Thank you fellow student/party animals!  <3 <3 xoxo

    P.S. If you only have time for fast and dirty answers, that helps too.

    Thank you to Kyle James at Flickr for his CC photo.

  • Izzy 01:49 on 23/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Videos on MU Home Page

    Check out the cool videos from Veyot, NSANE, Amber, Alexandre & Ziki on the top of the MU Home page! 🙂


    Do you have a video too? Drop your URL in the comments below and I’ll add you!

    On the home page and don’t want to be? Just shout in the comments below and I’ll take you off.

    Want a different video there? Just drop your URL below!

    • AlexandreLois1 02:19 on 23/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Izzy, I see only one video Veyot. No other video.

      • Izzy 06:22 on 23/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

        Click the Arrows, or the Dots Alexandre. They scroll!

        • AlexandreLois1 21:18 on 23/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

          wow, cool. It is very nice.

  • Oona 00:26 on 22/04/2015 Permalink | Reply  

    CYBERart Tour On Now – Go Vote! 

    Two of our own are participating in LEA 12’s contest.  Please be sure to go over and support them!

    Elle http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA12/212/79/21

    Feels Empty http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA12/212/79/21


    🙂 Oona

    • Astrid Rimbaud 12:28 on 22/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hurray and things! Good luck Feels and Elle 🙂

    • Neeva 18:11 on 22/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Awesome. Thanks for posting this!

    • Elle 19:08 on 22/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you all. 🙂 Make sure you check out the amazing sim by Asmita and Sable.

    • Myra 19:21 on 22/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Voted. Feel’s installed is here:

    • F33L5 3MPTY 12:48 on 23/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I’m upset, they restarted my votes because I was getting too many! Said I was getting my friends to come vote (which is only partially true). Help vote again guys 🙁

    • F33L5 3MPTY 13:09 on 23/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Well don’t just vote for mine there are other good works too, explore and make your decision 🙂

  • Myra 22:27 on 21/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    R is for Running in the Rain.
    R is for Running in the Rain

    Sorry for the visual pun. : )

  • Oona 10:26 on 21/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    T is for Torture 

    T is for Torture

    Rippin’ my heart was so easy, so easy
    Launch your assault now, take it easy
    Raise your weapon, raise your weapon,
    One word and it’s over… (More …)

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