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Dragons Day: Chat and Giveaway!


Get ready for #DragonsDay, which starts on Friday! At exactly 5 pm PT (check the sidebar if you don't know the corresponding time in your time zone), press play on your copy of How to Train Your Dragon 2!  Here's how you can participate in Dragons Day!

(There will be fun tweets and giveaways for followers!)

(For HTTYD fans to chat together as they watch the film!
You can also join #httyd at irc.editingarchive.com/6667.)

(DreamWorks has compiled a suspiciously similar checklist for #DragonsDay)

If you have any other ideas on how to participate in Dragons Day, leave a comment on this post! Have fun, and good luck in the Berk's Grapevine Twitter giveaway!

Dragons day is over! Congratulations to the winners of the giveaway! If you weren't able to go to the DreamWorks campus meet-up, here are some photos thanks to SonicSNES!

85 comments:

  1. Whoo! Get hyped guys :)

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  2. Both Skullcrusher and Cloudjumper (if I get this working :s) will both attend in the IRC-chat (as bots, fetching new posts from /r/httyd and DreamWorks's official twitter)!

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  3. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 23, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    I'll see about the photo challenge, but I'll have to watch clips instead of the digital download they are asking for.

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  4. Sian Nicole TomlinsonOctober 24, 2014 at 1:38 AM

    so wait, is it the first movie we're watching or the second?

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  5. I got the digital copy of Dragons 2 and I can't wait to watch it!
    I need to buy some tissues.

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  6. Who is excited for season 3 and 4 of dragons? I know I am!

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  7. so is the movie going to be streamed or what?

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  8. Aww, I can't be there... :(

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  9. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 24, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    Same. Though there are clips on the internet. Maybe we can take videos/photos of ourselves doing Hiccspressions or Dancing and the Dreaming. I'll only do it if I'm alone in the house because half of my family hasn't seen it. After all, you can't play the reunion of Stoic and Valka without that introduction of Valka. I don't think I can fake a first impression

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  10. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 24, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    No, we were supposed to get it during the hours where Dawn of the Dragon Racers was released online. So you buy it digitally off of Amazon Prime and press play (take photo) at the end of this countdown. It's set for Pacific Time (California), so mine's at 8. Actually, I don't have a digital copy either, and I don't really enjoy buffering a movie with no additional features other than storage space and credit. So I avoid digital/ online sale, but you might try it. It is the forced future we have to live in by circa 2028 (just guessing).

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  11. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 24, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    I can't get the fan chat link to work.

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  12. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 24, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    Oh. It's both! Videos and photos, and an abundance of photo options!

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  13. http://www.nightfury.duckdns.org/

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  14. How exactly are we gonna do that party?

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  15. DragonsDay will start when the clock is 3am in my country... D: Why does this always happen?

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  16. This is amazing! Can't wait. I don't have any friends to watch it with, but me and my Toothless plushie will watch it together!

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  17. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 24, 2014 at 6:28 PM

    I've just found my one green sweater, and it is itchy! I'll have to wear it for one part of the watch, but I'll have to stop two minutes later because my neck is already off from floor exercise and I don't want too much more trouble with it today especially after going to a pep rally. And my webcam gets stuck on freeze-frame whenever I run something in the background, so I'll really have to guess the timings or give up movement, and with the webcam's awful sound quality, I can't exactly depend on that. I'll try to quote the scene just to get the feel as I act it out, but the audio may need removal if it's at all possible. I'm pretty much stuck in this chat area, so if I post any video, it'd have to be here. Good luck with the photo/video contest, and I hope y'all have more luck with it.
    Hiccspressions!

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  18. MartianArchaeologistOctober 24, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    Happy Dragon Day!

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  19. After the Twitter Party I got a whopping 8 favs, 2 RTs. Oh, and 1 RT from FOX! :D

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  20. I won a code in the giveaway :D

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  21. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 24, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    for what?

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  22. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 24, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    I don't have another social media account. So what's the rule for posting videos of yourself here? Is there a no-face rule, must have a detailed costume, or...? My head shows for a second when I imitate Hiccup, but the rest is showing just below the chin.

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  23. I was there! It was a fun time.

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  24. hahaha, I didn't notice that the timer was counting down to httyd3 xD

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  25. I missed it and I was so prepped for it man! ):

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  26. I'm going to die before that timer is done. :(

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  27. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 25, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    OK, I'll just remember the 31st at 11:11:11:11 until dragons. I'll tell why on Friday if I make it, but... darn, I'd be at lunch! OK, a day early, I'll tell.

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  28. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 25, 2014 at 11:06 AM

    At least you have some. Would it be wrong if I celebrated with a non-HTTYD dragon like my Cedarain?

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  29. At least I got to go out to dinner with my dad and stepmother, afterwards I did watch the movie on the iPad. :/ But I wish I would have gotten onto Twitter and chatted with other fans. :/

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  30. I wish i could have gone!

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  31. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 25, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    Hey, Toothless the Dragon King. I've figured out the problem with School of Dragons: it needs RAM, and my laptop wasn't made to allow drivers. I ended up downloading Unity web player multiple times because the login takes me to the install page with no round-way out. I did manage to take the dragons quiz and get a 9/10 on the initial run. Other than that, I can't do much other than How to Fly Your Dragon and Fireball Frenzy...technically. Those two buffer constantly with the high flying speed of only six frames a minute, so controls don't work well there on my laptop.

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  32. Toothless the Dragon KingOctober 26, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    What kind of laptop u have?
    What is its RAM?
    Where u downloading unity player or unity web player? ennable it when u go to SoD game.

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  33. Toothless the Dragon KingOctober 26, 2014 at 1:18 PM

    OMG tha timer i wish it could skip 955 days!! :P

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  34. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 26, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    Toshiba NB255 with Intel Atom CPU N455 at 1.66 GHz.
    32-bit operation and only one GB of RAM.
    I downloaded the web player from the login's second screen and later from the official site. It's enabled and it opens a screen window, but nothing happens on it. It shocks me because at one point I was able to get an animation program called Blender to work on it, and we've all heard how nightmarish their special capacity demands. I have a terabyte to move whatever files I can open and edit without conversion or a specialized non-duplicable program, but the computer won't allow it to work as a hard drive and speed up progresses.

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  35. Toothless the Dragon KingOctober 26, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    oo it is slow
    1 GB RAM is too low.
    my laptop 2 GB (2047 MB) RAM
    Well u should get a better laptop
    total space needed for SoD in your computer is nearly 1.78 GB.
    Well my half yearly Examinations are coming So i have to be Studing.

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  36. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 26, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    I'm supposed to be in college in 1 1/2 semesters, so I'm afraid a new computer won't be bought anytime soon aside from academically provided ones. I wonder how long an idle account can be kept.

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  37. I am definitely excited for season 3 and 4 of dragons, this is the most anticipated thing for me at all!

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  38. DO YOU HAVE TO ASK?

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  39. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 27, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    At least you got to see the one episode of the next season that anyone may have access to later...before most of us, and glimpsed it before most anyone. Now I have to wait for the disk to be in stores... and then how many holidays before I get it.
    I always feel that way when a show appears, either something related to HTTYD or something that rarely actually comes on. They just come at the wrong time for me, the recordings by DVR keep getting cancelled, and I can't convince anyone that the other shows won't be back on the air for years or at stores due to age. I know there's the bull of the 70s-80s generation: no reruns, no home media, always once in a life time. But I've discovered that I need a second viewing to enjoy a movie, see if the characters are good, and get enraptured because the first time I terrify for cheesy moments and whether or not I should be watching it. I can't relax for my first viewing, but that's what they wanted us to have and nothing more, unrecorded sit-and-watch and remember the stars more than the movie. But now we have GIF. And bonus. And enhanced experience left liable by its own scratchable surface or loading time. And the chance to rerelease a movie always felt pointless to me now that we have home media and widescreen editions for them. But now they have to rely on front-page gimmicks to bring us back for the few reruns, of which this franchise's 3d is probably one of the stronger ones. We're lucky that the DVD release won't mark our first viewing of DOTDR, because we now know the tone in which to view it as we are surrounded by those who haven't yet seen it. Now their opinion awaits.

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  40. Yeah... only less than a thousand days to go....

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  41. Toothless the Dragon KingOctober 29, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    U are in collage!
    But i am in Grade7. :P

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  42. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 29, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    actually I'm in grade 12. I started school a year earlier than others, though. They began at five, I began at four. And yet aside from a paying job, I'm actually more mature and attentative as a student than they.

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  43. Toothless the Dragon KingOctober 29, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    ok

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  44. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 29, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    -Me: "I can't eat it! Hiccup's map was on it!" (throws image out, where it is caught by Barf and Belch, and then splattered on the Thorson twins who were trying to make candles go boom.)
    -Tuffnut: "It worked!"

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  45. That's not too bad, like... 4 weeks, right?

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  46. Guess which movie one the spot in this official 10 best scares from DreamWorks.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etdf1GVVcHU

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  47. Yeah, pretty much.... :)

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  48. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 30, 2014 at 5:35 PM

    AAGH! NEW! WE SHOULD TRY RUNNING IN THE DRY, TALL GRASS! (animal growls and snarls) (burning and running) I HAD TO. IT WAS NEW.
    -my reaction to this comment. It been 6 days long, aside from 2 long-awaited replies (I'm surprised ToothlesstheDragonKing got my message here) and the cake comment. So little activity. -sign Dabaot Ime (pronunciation pun)

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  49. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 30, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    What, no pre-Shrek moments? That escape from the falling train was the most consistently intense scene they made before number 1! Or is it because they weren't called DWA at the time (with exception to Shrek 1, which could be included because it belonged to a franchise that did meet the requirement of having a DWA logo for most of the series)?
    I remember how Shrek 2 was the first DWA film to have the DWA logo instead of just DreamWorks. And the first Shrek had DWA Kids as a special menu feature even though the movies opening logos themselves didn't. But the hand-drawn films better have not followed this or else this list shouldn't count. So tell me, did the hand-drawn DVDs have a kids' spot bonus feature labeled with DWA, or did they simply say DreamWorks?

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  50. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 30, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    Okay, here I go.
    In prescisely 12 hours, 48 minutes, and 49 seconds from midnight, we will be a corduroy "holy-time" away from the home media release of "How to Train Your Dragon 2" on November 11, 2014! Yes, it's that time when all the clock's numbers hit 11, and make a series of lines similar to the corduroy fabric design. Oh, if only I had a watch that didn't change every morning, 'cause I'll be in lunch during this second. Anyway, Happy one second of Corduroy Time! On! 11-11-11 'til release!
    -11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-

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  51. Now I know the Wi-Fi password for Dreamworks Studios! Not that I'll ever go as I'm on the other side of the continent.
    Also I have a request: I have a Dreamworks Dragons Wikia account, but haven't figured out how to put pictures in a gallery. I have a picture of Cloudjumper shooting fire, and was wondering if someone could or would tell me how to put it in or put it in theirselves, please.

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  52. No, I celebrated with my fox plushie soooo...

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  53. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 31, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    It's just dementing knowing that not one HTTYD costume has ever set foot in my town. Now I have to dress as a card. Not even a Viking suit, horned helmet, vest, or anything to make Viking clothing is available here. I was planning on spending my last Halloween before college paying a tribute to HTTYD by dressing as Hiccup or Tuffnut and perhaps mimic their voice and movements. Now, me hath no thing!

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  54. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 31, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    Perhaps they want a citation, or you have to wait for the image to physically show up in your message before sending. Or if it's a nightmare, www coding the webpage to show the image in a specific spot...if it's legal to alter the webpage's code ("F12") to make the alignment possible. I don't edit wikias, and my computer's to slow for bannered websites, so I can only give these tips. Oh, and you may want to shrink the photo; jpegs get lossy and aliased when compressed.

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  55. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 31, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    Happy Halloween.
    Countdown for DVD/Blu-ray will strike all 11-11-11 in
    5, 4, 3, 2...
    'Til Corduroy Time!!

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  56. Toothless the Dragon KingOctober 31, 2014 at 1:01 PM

    Please call me Ahmed

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  57. Toothless the Dragon KingOctober 31, 2014 at 1:02 PM

    Please remove that boy. Plz!!

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  58. Toothless the Dragon KingOctober 31, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    Ow yeah my 106th comment. :P

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  59. Uhm... I'm not sure if anyone hasn't heard of this but... You guys have heard about this score right? This is said to be made for HTTYD3 but was made at the time HTTYD2 was in production. this is pretty sad. Thoughts? Have any guess what will happen on this scene?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeH6qocdXJs

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  60. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 31, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    I've already mentioned a few weeks ago how this might be intended as a temp track for a very emotional scene. John Powell decided it would be best to do the temp himself, as it would allow him more control with his creativity by enabling him to work on the real score without feeling forced to sound like a third-party musician. But in the case it might be real, I'll try making a transcription once I have some other transcription project out of the way. Though it sounds like temp, it does give off that Titanic (1997) emotion. I wonder what would happen if Howard Shore of The Lord of the Rings and Ed Sheeran from The Hobbit added lyrics to this, deep-low men's choir and all (I used to think "I See Fire" sounded a tad to similar to "New Tail" in its opening lyrical line).

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  61. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 31, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Aren't you gonna do something with it?

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  62. Happy Halloween! :D

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  63. Ziggerastica's KalevalaNovember 1, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    How about a capture program, so you can record certain parts of your screen as desired? Youtube gamers do it to show their gameplay, and some others use it for trailer-reaction videos with picture-in-picture of the video.
    And yes, it's annoying how the kid is always telling us a scene intense when you know his voice is happy and not exhilarated. His reaction too clearly not a reaction. Oh, and as for Monsters vs. Aliens, I remember the 3D shot with the paddleball (zoomed in for 3D version) and the wedding preparation was creepier. Just imagine the ugly stepmother turn into a bubbly pepper of squealing jolly-roast! Just felt weird. Oh, and any fauna transformation sequence will get a scare tally in my book.

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  64. The only few things I'm good on a computer is copy and paste. Nothing else works for me. :(

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  65. I don't know, but it breaks my heart everytime...
    Everytime I play Stoick saves hiccup / Stoick's ship too, I have the feeling I'm reliving all "this" once more... and feel sad for Hiccup everyday !

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  66. did you like httyd 1 better or httyd 2 better

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  67. Ziggerastica's KalevalaNovember 2, 2014 at 1:35 AM

    How to Train Your Watch:
    Just turn a hand.
    And voila!
    Daylight Savings
    Has turned back one,
    An end
    For the early-bird.
    Let's just hope the
    Terrible Terrors
    Don't break into...
    *SKWAALAAK! ar-foom! ker. SKWAAA- skwlAH!"
    Gobber in bed: "Oh, if Silent Sven was deafening my hammer! Shut 'em up, their racket. It's to early!"

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  68. Only 22735,5 hours left until httyd3! :D

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  69. *Hiccup's sarcastric tone* Thank you so much.... that's good to know....

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  70. 3611 hours left until next season of "Game of Thrones"
    998 hours left until the third "The Hobbit" movie


    I don't know if I can wait all this time :-<

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  71. Have you tried to count in seconds ?....

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  72. Toothless the Dragon KingNovember 5, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    what?

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  73. Ziggerastica's KalevalaNovember 5, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    Your 106th comment. What's the occasion? I'd understand if it was the 100th comment or your joining anniversary, but what's the hype for 106? (illuminati, code, goal, class number, code on a cereal box, preferred milliliter count in your cup, number of fish your dragon caught that day, your other codename, the treehouse number from the kids next door...and speeding!)? Maybe the "s" makes it sound crazier when a cartoon says "Ow, yeah! My 106th comment!"

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  74. Toothless the Dragon KingNovember 6, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    Seriously?

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  75. Ziggerastica's KalevalaNovember 6, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    Oh, I stepped out of a comvee and into civilization at last! Commercials have finally come to my TV set! Featuring some song by American Authors. And there's only one ending tidbit with Valka so spoilers are low!

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  76. Ziggerastica's KalevalaNovember 6, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    Well, something has to bug me. There's been less activity here than in a Hotburple obedience school. But seriously, why waste the number 106? Is it a pet meme I'm missing or something?

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  77. O wowwwww awsome
    Back
    Missed u friend
    And i. Know u forgot me :)

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  78. O Hi
    Cant belive u r in jedda im in riyadh
    Yes im muslim
    U asked on gh3ttoking page :)

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  79. Missed u frnds
    Nikki , chloe , 24/7 guy lol

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  80. Any other chatvine ?
    Gh3tto closed that one too

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