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1.) Quickly explain what your user name means.
Well, I think I've already explained it to the both of you, but here goes again for good measure. Basically, it's a made-up name from elementary school, as we all played at being aliens. It mutated into a secret code name for passing "confidential" notes in middle school, and gradually became my online identity. The 42 was just added on there after 'zutulu' was apparently already taken at some site (probably by me in some forgotten venture). And, as anyone will know, 42 is the answer to the ultimate question about life, the universe, and everything. What the question is...well, that's a different matter.

2.) How much tea do you currently have in your possession? What kinds are they?
8 boxes, and one almost empty loose-leaf bag.
They are: ceylon cinnamon orange, chai, english breakfast, irish breakfast, caramel black tea (the looseleaf one), orange and spice, rooibos red, madagascar vanilla red (vanilla rooibos), and yorkshire.

3.) What is your favorite kind of tea?
Ooh, toughie. But I think I'll go for Yorkshire when I'm wanting something comforting, or rooibos when I'm wanting something more fruity/herbal.

4.) How do you prefer to prepare your tea?
Herbels just get the sugar treatment, whereas black tea gets both sugar and milk. Better yet, sugar and cream. Even better yet, when I'm wanting a slightly more caramel taste to it, the sugar is brown sugar. Mmmm.

5.) What is your favorite movie?
Owwy. Trying to choose favorites from soooooo many awesome ones makes my head hurt. But I'll go with one that has a bonus of nostalgia value for me, with it being a childhood obsessively-rewatched movie that still retains its magic: 'Robin Hood: Price of Thieves'.

6.) What is your favorite song?
Okay, that's just going to far. *flails* I can't choose! Eeeeeeek! *randomly tosses out another nostalgia-laden song that still is adored after an hour of repeat* How about (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Öyster Cult? :D

7.) What is your favorite TV show?
Ahahahaha. Aahhhhhh. Okay, choosing favorites just kinda scares me >.> Humdiddly um. Doctor Who? A lovely forty year tradition to sort through on that one with many different styles for many different moods.

8.) What is your favorite book?
*sobs* Dude, this interview thing is pure torture! Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Oh bugger. Well, I'll go for Jane Eyre from Charlotte Brontë.

9.) Who is your favorite character of all time (it can be from anything)?
*diez* I can't even attempt this one...

10.) Tell us an interesting fact about yourself, or something you think we should know.
My obsessions tend to be intense and somewhat flitting, although they are only fitting because I find some new obsession that's too intense to fully be obsessed with the old obsession. I do retain a deepseated adoration for all things that I've obsessed with at some point or other, even though they may not currently be my main obsession.
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On May 17th, 2007 05:13 am (UTC), orla_fey commented:
Yay! You were finally able to post this! I'm so sorry about that. :X

Your username is made of awesome. So cute! It took me for-freaking-ever to read your name as zutulu instead of Zulu though. Heh.

madagascar vanilla red (vanilla rooibos)

I've never had that. Is it any good?

'Robin Hood: Price of Thieves'.

Not 'Robin Hood: Men In Tights'? ;) I haven't seen 'Prince of Thieves' in ages, but I remember watching it several times with my dad.

(Don't Fear) The Reaper is a great song! It reminds me of River Tam for some reason...

I'm sure ailillvalkyrie has or will tell you that Jane Eyre is one of her favorites. I only read it in high school and probably didn't give it a fair chance at the time...so I'm going to have to check it out again sometime. Heh. *ducks*

My obsessions tend to be intense and somewhat flitting, although they are only fitting because I find some new obsession that's too intense to fully be obsessed with the old obsession. I do retain a deepseated adoration for all things that I've obsessed with at some point or other, even though they may not currently be my main obsession.

*nods in complete understanding* You're not monosomethingsomething (I can't think of the word right now.) with your loves, yeah?

Okay, okay. I realize how impossible those questions are. You made it through though! Yay! Now for the gauntlet... ;)
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On May 17th, 2007 06:13 am (UTC), zutulu42 replied:
Yay! You were finally able to post this! I'm so sorry about that. :X
Yay indeed! :D And no worries, such is life in the world of technology. Hee.

It took me for-freaking-ever to read your name as zutulu instead of Zulu though.
Hehehe, it was a few years after I created the name that I first came across Zulu. My first thoughts were along the lines of "omgwtf, they ripped off my name!"

Is it any good?
Mmm, yes indeed! Mighty fine indeed. It's put out by Celestial Seasonings. Yum.

Not 'Robin Hood: Men In Tights'? ;)
hehehehe, I will admit that one was one of the movies to come to mind while pondering this question.

(Don't Fear) The Reaper is a great song! It reminds me of River Tam for some reason...
Now that's an association I haven't made yet. It's mostly just the song in my mind, sheer enjoyment without much fandom association. Although, I will admit, a bit of Supernatural has creeped in, especially since they've used it on the show, along with a few other BÖC songs.

I'm sure ailillvalkyrie has or will tell you that Jane Eyre is one of her favorites
Hee, oh yes, we've already touched upon that subject ;)

I only read it in high school and probably didn't give it a fair chance at the time...so I'm going to have to check it out again sometime. Heh. *ducks*
Eeeek, yes, yes you must! It's understandable if it being an assignment sucked the life out of it. That happens to far too many good books.

You're not monosomethingsomething (I can't think of the word right now.) with your loves, yeah?
*nods* Monofandomous. Exactly.

Now for the gauntlet... ;)
I've always wanted a gauntlet. Handy things to challenge people to duels with ;)
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On May 17th, 2007 07:24 am (UTC), orla_fey replied:
My first thoughts were along the lines of "omgwtf, they ripped off my name!"

You never know...maybe you join the Doctor in the future and go back in time, meet an African tribe, and you save the day so they name their tribe after you. Later on, Europeans come and get the name recorded wrong (they always do that), and voila, they stole your name. Yay for time paradoxes?

It really does sound good..I'm a sucker for any kind of drink with vanilla in it.

hehehehe, I will admit that one was one of the movies to come to mind while pondering this question.

Aww, Cary Elwes and hilarity. *luffs*

Now that's an association I haven't made yet. It's mostly just the song in my mind, sheer enjoyment without much fandom association. Although, I will admit, a bit of Supernatural has creeped in, especially since they've used it on the show, along with a few other BÖC songs.


All the more reason to watch Supernatural! I think it reminds me of River because the first time I heard it was on a Firefly fanmix. Maybe. Who knows...

ee, oh yes, we've already touched upon that subject ;)

Ooooh! Now there are like, 10 more things I want to reply to. *ignores signs of carpal tunnel*

Eeeek, yes, yes you must! It's understandable if it being an assignment sucked the life out of it. That happens to far too many good books.

Exactly. Now I associate it with that time during school. Eventually, one day...

Monofandomous.

That's the word! Exaaaactly.

Someone needs to make duels and gauntlets popular again...
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On May 17th, 2007 08:21 am (UTC), zutulu42 replied:
OMG THAT HAS TO BE IT EXACTLY! *awaits the Doctor's arrival with glee*

I think it reminds me of River because the first time I heard it was on a Firefly fanmix.

aha. That would make sense. You know... I don't really listen to fanmixes. Odd, that, considering what a music whore I am. There are a lot of songs I tend to associate with fandom through watching fanvids, though, that's for sure. Such a Sia's 'Breathe Me'. That's a definite Firefly one now. Mal/Inara, I do believe.

Ooooh! Now there are like, 10 more things I want to reply to. *ignores signs of carpal tunnel*
Bwahaha. There's never an end! *joins you in ignoring the throbbing mass that used to be known as wrists*

Someone needs to make duels and gauntlets popular again...
Right, so this really is the most random and vague connection, but have you ever read The Scarlet Pimpernel? ♥♥♥

Further randomness! We, The Brane, have noticed you using "brane" as well *cackles evilly* I've been poked into explainin' things a bit for you, even though I'm the n00b of the group. They assembled themselves into a massive MSN chat group over on GateWorld, before whittling down to the current core group and meandering over here to LJ, but still primarily existing in MSN chat form. I recently joined and have become privy to some of their secrets. Such as the rampant adaption of typoes into the commonly used lexicon. Brane, fongers, typoe, spoliers, etc...

Also, if you are ever so inclined, and ever happen to somehow have a MSN-compatible account set up (you know, I think that your Yahoo would work with MSN, too, but just a warning, custom emoticons, a heavily used feature in the chats available only through MSN, wouldn't work)...um, where was I? Oh yeah, if you're ever so inclined, you have an open invite to get hit with the chat!brick join in. Just ask any of us online at the time *nods*
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On May 17th, 2007 08:40 am (UTC), angeliquesg replied:
I've been poked into explainin' things a bit for you, even though I'm the n00b of the group.
Because I can't explain something like the brane while on cough syrup. *nod*

Such as the rampant adaption of typoes into the commonly used lexicon. Brane, fongers, typoe, spoliers, etc...
And some things just come from reading something wrong, like "shickets", or merrin_delany wanted to spell it different, like the brane. It started as "our collective consciousness", and somehow grew, as our in jokes tend to do...

you have an open invite to get hit with the chat!brick join in.
Ya know, since she's already saying "brane", maybe she's already been hit with the chat brick. :P
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On May 17th, 2007 08:44 am (UTC), zutulu42 replied:
I told you that you could explain it better on drugs than I could sober :P I just go all rambly and still manage to miss the point. *wins*
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On May 17th, 2007 08:56 am (UTC), angeliquesg replied:
Heh, maybe I'm just used to it. :P I read a chat log the other day where I had to explain it like 5 times...

...I did manage to typoe "merrin_delaney", though.
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On May 17th, 2007 09:37 am (UTC), orla_fey replied:
Maybe the brane needs a wiki page? ;)

For being drunk on cough syrup, I'd say you're typing more soberly tonight than I am!
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On May 17th, 2007 09:49 pm (UTC), zutulu42 replied:
How scatterbraned am I? We apparently do have one >.> I got the link last night, and have promptly lost it. But it must be a little dusty since this is the first I've seen of it, I think. Hm, not only have I forgotten the link, but also the password, come to think of it. Far too late at night early in the morning to have remembered anything.
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On May 18th, 2007 04:56 am (UTC), orla_fey replied:
Haha. Iiinteresting. 'Tis alright. I had been up for so long last night/early this morning that I wasn't even reading or typing straight and just kept giggling over being 'lost' with the male cast of Heroes. :P
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On May 18th, 2007 05:03 am (UTC), zutulu42 replied:
Wait...a person would have to be sleep deprived for it to be acceptable to be incessantly giggling over being 'lost' with the males of Heroes?

*ahem*
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On May 19th, 2007 01:59 am (UTC), orla_fey replied:
This is true. I'm not all that sleepy yet and the thought has already got me all giggly again. I think in my sleep deprived state, it was just consuming my brane to such an extent that it willed me to go to fall asleep ded and dream of such lovely thoughts...
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On May 18th, 2007 12:46 am (UTC), angeliquesg replied:
We do have a wiki! Only it's just where emily_reich, alaskhah and kel_of_merentha had their work in progress fics, and we had a list of the cabana there.. but it's kinda outdated since the last person added was "Mohotter". We used to have a "mocktionary" too with the definitions of a few things, but I have no idea what happened to that..
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On May 18th, 2007 04:59 am (UTC), orla_fey replied:
"Mocktionary." Lol, I love it! It's right up there with "truthiness"...
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On May 17th, 2007 09:33 am (UTC), orla_fey replied:
OMG THAT HAS TO BE IT EXACTLY! *awaits the Doctor's arrival with glee*

When he picks you up, would y'all swing by 'ole Texas for a visit? ;)

You know... I don't really listen to fanmixes.

Eh. Sometimes they're really, really good, but for the most part, you end up seeing the same songs for the same people/pairing over and over again.

I don't know if I know Sia's 'Breathe Me'...I'll have to look that one up!

Bwahaha. There's never an end!

I know! My brane (!) is on autopilot and yet I'm still here typing... (But hey, at least it's not drunk typing, heh.)

Right, so this really is the most random and vague connection, but have you ever read The Scarlet Pimpernel?

I haven't but for some reason it sounds familiar? Should I read it?

Further randomness! We, The Brane, have noticed you using "brane" as well *cackles evilly*

Ahaha. I didn't even realize I did that! Branewashed, I tell ya! :P

Oh yeah, if you're ever so inclined, you have an open invite to get hit with the chat!brick join in. Just ask any of us online at the time *nods*

I've seen the icons. I've heard the talk. And now I get some insight and an invite? *feels all special* Aww, thanks! Sounds utterly cracked...I'm intrigued! I shall see about getting MSN then. Thank you!

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On May 17th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC), ailillvalkyrie replied:
The Scarlet Pimpernel is so good. *pokes*
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On May 17th, 2007 06:11 pm (UTC), orla_fey replied:
I'm on it, Chief! ...Well, I've added it to my list of neverending recs, at least. :P
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On May 17th, 2007 09:34 pm (UTC), zutulu42 replied:
When he picks you up, would y'all swing by 'ole Texas for a visit? ;)
I wouldn't dream of skipping it over! :D

I don't know if I know Sia's 'Breathe Me'...I'll have to look that one up!
Heh, whoops. I always mix these up. In my Firefly folder I have a vid called Breathe Me, and then Breathe. The Inara/Mal one is just 'Breathe' by some Anna Nalick person. Breathe Me (also awesome) is a River vid. *so confused* Ah well, they're both good vids :P Ooh, I've managed to find the entry with Breathe Me. But darn it, the Breathe vid has disappeared from my site. If you're interested in it, I can upload the one I saved to my computer.

My brane (!) is on autopilot and yet I'm still here typing... (But hey, at least it's not drunk typing, heh.)
Your branefu is strong. Stronger than mine. My autopilot barely got me through making my icon post before I had to flat out collapse in bed.

Should I read it?
Yes! Yesyesyesyesyesyesyes!! *loves* Okay, so I suppose I shouldn't fangirl it too much before you read it, because I needn't be getting your expectations higher than is concievably met, but I adore that book. In fact, even though reading books online is quite the bugger of a task, and it's much preferable to have some solid paper in your hands, there's a site that has the entire collection available online. (if ya lose the link, I have it in my LJ sidebar) Apparently The Scarlet Pimpernel was such a success that she just kept on writing the stories! :D Also, it may come across as familiar because I'm fairly sure there was some broadway musical of sorts made of it.

Ahaha. I didn't even realize I did that! Branewashed, I tell ya! :P
*nods* We're very sneaky like that.

Sounds utterly cracked...I'm intrigued! I shall see about getting MSN then.
Mwahahahaha! And our plot to corrupt welcome you continues to unfold.
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On May 19th, 2007 04:10 am (UTC), orla_fey replied:
I wouldn't dream of skipping it over! :D

My bags are packed and by the door as I type this!

Oh, ha. Thanks for pointing me to Breathe Me...I will have to download that. And I'm intrigued about the other vid, but you certainly don't have to go through the mess of uploading (especially if your internet is being wonky).

Your branefu is strong. Stronger than mine. My autopilot barely got me through making my icon post before I had to flat out collapse in bed.

Hahaha. My branefu died on me, I suppose. I woke up this morning with the lights on, my glasses still on, and a keyboard on my face...halfway through typing a reply.

Well, I've had two recs for it by two people I greatly respect so I will have to check it out (*cough*this means add it to the neverending list of lovely recs that somehow manage to take me forever to get to even though I'd love to read and watch it all now...*). Thanks! I've never read an e-book, but I'm used to reading fanfic so surely I can check it out online.

Since she keeps writing them, are the later ones as good? Just curious.

*nods* We're very sneaky like that.

*shifty eyes*

Mwahahahaha! And our plot to corrupt welcome you continues to unfold.

Hee! I still need to download msn. Why do things always take me forever to do? I procrastinate even on the fun stuff. Boo.
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On June 2nd, 2007 07:52 pm (UTC), zutulu42 replied:
And I'm intrigued about the other vid, but you certainly don't have to go through the mess of uploading

It's not a mess of uploading :D Doing so now!

I woke up this morning with the lights on, my glasses still on, and a keyboard on my face...halfway through typing a reply.

LOL! Wow, I've never konked out that hard. I am seriously impressed. ...And yet deeply sympathetic for how very uncomfortable that must have been. Eek.

(*cough*this means add it to the neverending list of lovely recs that somehow manage to take me forever to get to even though I'd love to read and watch it all now...*)

Hahaha, yeah, I know that feeling. *thinks on the 2+ storage bins full of books boughten, but not yet read, as well as the 220+ Netflix queue that's still not a complete list of all the things needing watching* *cringes*

Since she keeps writing them, are the later ones as good? Just curious.

I'm not yet sure. I've only read the one called I Will Repay! which I enjoyed, but haven't had the time yet to read more.
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On June 4th, 2007 03:08 am (UTC), orla_fey replied:
Cool! Thanks for the upload! :)

LOL! Wow, I've never konked out that hard. I am seriously impressed. ...And yet deeply sympathetic for how very uncomfortable that must have been. Eek.

Not impressive. Sleep takes over and I am defenseless, woe. :(

When you konk out that hard, you're not even aware of comfort levels until you wake up with a crick in your neck. Yeaaah...it happened to me again last night (which I'm sure yall figured :P). I wouldn't be surprised if there were random "dsjgjgkjgjgjgsk"-speak from me in the chat because my fingers were on the keys...


Hahaha, yeah, I know that feeling. *thinks on the 2+ storage bins full of books boughten, but not yet read, as well as the 220+ Netflix queue that's still not a complete list of all the things needing watching* *cringes*


Hahaha. I love Netflix--it's the most brilliant invention since the internet, but the neverending queue really intimidated me for some reason.

*ignores stacks of unread books in the corner...for now* Maybe tomorrow. Or the day after that. Or...

I wish I could print one out to take with me on one of my flights (I'll be desperately bored in the sky for at least 26 hours this summer --though not all at once), but I don't think my printer could handle that. Hmm...



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On June 6th, 2007 08:36 am (UTC), zutulu42 replied:
Hahaha. I love Netflix--it's the most brilliant invention since the internet, but the neverending queue really intimidated me for some reason.
Haha, yeah, I'm pretty intimidated, too. However, I kept making lists of movies-to-see on random scraps of paper and then losing them. At least this way, it's a bit more organized ;)
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On June 2nd, 2007 07:53 pm (UTC), zutulu42 replied:
Oh, duh. And the upload finished: www.sendspace.com/file/b51kbw

Enjoy :D
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On June 4th, 2007 03:08 am (UTC), orla_fey replied:
Oh. That was lovely, and the clips/pace went very well to the song. Thanks again for sharing it! I still have yet to see the River vid...will have to download it.

Now I really want to watch some Firefly...
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On May 28th, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC), orla_fey replied:
Also, if you are ever so inclined, and ever happen to somehow have a MSN-compatible account set up (you know, I think that your Yahoo would work with MSN, too, but just a warning, custom emoticons, a heavily used feature in the chats available only through MSN, wouldn't work)...um, where was I? Oh yeah, if you're ever so inclined, you have an open invite to get hit with the chat!brick join in. Just ask any of us online at the time *nods*

Ahem. I finally got around to getting MSN Instant Messenger: orla_fey@livejournal.com (or just orla_fey, I'm not sure how to add people yet). *g*

And again, welcome home! Can't wait to hear about your rendezvous with the Mohinder-look alike</strike?trip!
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On May 29th, 2007 06:06 am (UTC), zutulu42 replied:
Bah, the 'net cut out on me at just the wrong moment. In any case, Reply: Redeux says: I've added you as a contact, I do so dearly hope, and am quite set to stalk chat with you once I see you online.

And thank you! I'd say thank you again, but I still haven't managed to make any sorts of replies to comments. Hopefully tomorrow I shall be able to catch myself up on all sorts of Internetly things so that I can thank you again and tell ya about the cruise! (which is sadly lacking in a proper Mohinder-lookalike rendezvous :( )
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On May 30th, 2007 09:48 pm (UTC), orla_fey replied:
Yay, thanks! I haven't been on much lately because I've been dealing with a nasty cold, but I'm looking forward to being stalked and stalking backchatting soon!

Take your time :)...I can imagine how much spamming you have had to sort through from all that time away. And aww, I sympathize. My week was Mohinder-less too. *pouts*
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On June 2nd, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC), zutulu42 replied:
I haven't been on much lately because I've been dealing with a nasty cold

Dang, this cold really knows how to travel. First Krissy, then you, and I've been dealing with some nasty bug lately, too. I don't think it's as bad as what you two have gotten, though. *sympathizes for you*

I can imagine how much spamming you have had to sort through from all that time away.

Heh, my horrible habit of procrastination exacerbated by my sihny object syndrom sure isn't helping me catch up, I must admit >.> Hehe. Aaaalmost there, now, though. Woo!
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On June 4th, 2007 03:08 am (UTC), orla_fey replied:
I think that cracked!article was on too something about sickness traveling through computers... or not, I dunno.

Aww, feel better soon! *hugs* From personal experience, I can say that sleep and TV helps!

Lol, my inbox full of replies tells me you caught up and then some! And now I'm slow at replying because of shiny objects and brane!chats and the thread of zen and happiness. :P
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On May 17th, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC), ailillvalkyrie replied:
I'm sure ailillvalkyrie has or will tell you that Jane Eyre is one of her favorites. I only read it in high school and probably didn't give it a fair chance at the time...so I'm going to have to check it out again sometime. Heh. *ducks*
*snort* This wouldn't be due to fear of receiving another emailed essay on why all the reasons you didn't like it were wrong, wrong, so very wrong? *hugs* I can be such an ass!
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On May 17th, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC), orla_fey replied:
Haha. You were certainly not an ass about it. Getting different perspectives and re-thinking past judgments (especially with books) can be a good thing, yeah? Also? Emailed essays are always welcome *g*.
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