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  • About

    Good morning! I am AriaNights, though I’ll respond to ‘Aria,’ ‘Crimea,’ or ‘Dirty Cheater.’

    I’m a guy who plays all sorts of video games, but the real charm for me comes in how video games can be bent to one’s will with only a few planned moves.

    To that end, I do all sorts of trickery with the Pokemon Red and Blue games — while I know quite a few glitches, the extent of my havoc has thus far only allowed me to recreate shiny Pokémon from the Virtual Console games — a process that, while gruelling to set up and messy to work with, is really fun.

    While I’m not exactly sure how others feel on that subject, it brings me joy to see these little glitch projects work — and much of my Pokemon teams now are composed of these pet projects that I’m oh-so-fond of.

    In terms of RP, I’m fairly basic. I do tend to chew scenery and go off on lengthy monologues, but I tend to spoiler all that if it gets too bad. Aside from that, I’m a real sucker for cheesy stuff — particularly romance based RPs and such — so you’ll often see me partaking in those as a result.

    With all that said, I hope I can fit in. Have a wonderful day!

    As a note: All written works of mine are different than their RP counterparts unless stated otherwise.

    Name: Grant Redwood
    Age: 14-16
    Gender: Male
    Height: 5’10-5’11

    Grant is a self-aware jokester at heart, possessing a seemingly endless amount of grit for any situation at hand. A life in Kanto brought him to respect Professor Oak, which made him want to research the same thing — but knowing Oak had him beat on damn near everything, he decided to go down a different path.

    He theorizes that there are some Pokémon in the Kanto region that simply can’t be properly comprehended for one reason or another. Because of that, these Pokémon serve as the beasts of old wives’ tales that advise against excess greed and chasing fame.

    Having seen something in the Kanto region that proved these tales true for him, he set out to prove it to the rest of the world.

    Needless to say, his fatal flaw would be his extreme hyperfocusing issues — he tends to grow tunnel vision surrounding his research, and has a problem with focusing only on that.

    POKÉMON: At the start, he usually only has an Abra that only knows Teleport. At home, he has a Munna, a gift from a friend.

    Roleplays Used: Journey to Galar: Sinnoh, Hoenn Casual

    Series Used: A Finger in the Pond

    Name: Matthew Verdid
    Age: 13-19
    Gender: Male
    Height: 5’11-6’2

    Matthew is something of a laidback jokester, sprinkled with bits of naïvety. He takes some pride in his attempts to help others, and seeing others laugh puts a smile to his face just as it does to others.

    Just below the surface, however, lies a self-loathing boy who agonizes over every mistake. Attempts to confront him on his self esteem are met with jokes and handwaves, but his problems with self-worth have distorted his worldview quite a bit. Rather than trying to make a name for himself as a professional musician as he’d always wanted to, he forces himself to take on jobs for others — namely, having taken the job of running his father’s tea shop to allow his sister to roam free.

    In that sense, his selflessness has started working against him, almost as if it were a fatal flaw — almost by reflex, he throws himself to the wind, playing second fiddle no matter how he truly feels on the subject. There doesn’t appear to be an upper limit to just how much he’ll do to please somebody else — his sister seems to be the only one who can restrain him from going too far and hurting himself in the process.

    However, deep in his heart, he wishes to roam free as an accordionist — and more than that, he wishes to cross the Entralink to find a friend long gone.

    Generally, his Pokémon team consists of a shiny Lilligant named Queenprotea, a Cottonee named Hydrangea, and a Snivy named Bluebell. From what it seems, Bluebell was a gift from a friend in Nuvema Town, and Queenprotea was a gift from his father. He also takes care of innumerable Petilil.

    Depending on the RP, Queenprotea may instead be a Petilil.

    Roleplays Used: A Cafe of Love

    Series Used: A Finger in the Pond, Rock Bottom

    Age: 13-20
    Gender: Female
    Height: 5’6 - 6’1

    On the outside, Gavial is an uncomfortably honest, blunt, and rather confident lady who takes no trouble with calling out whatever she dislikes.

    In due fact, she tends to throw around insults rather commonly, and seems to be a bit of a stone wall — difficult to approach, and rather intimidating at times.

    However, it seems she’s ended up this way due to being rather protective of her stepbrother, Matthew. As Matthew tended to not stand up for himself, she took it upon herself to do the hard work for him — as she was naturally a bit aggressive, she decided to hone it into protecting her much weaker brother, which eventually turned her into a far stronger person.

    Unlike her brother, she’s rather confident in herself, and seems to have a will of steel — but unlike Matthew, who understands emotion a bit better, Gavial doesn’t have a great grip on how she’s feeling — or anyone else.

    It seems she absolutely adores Pokémon, though...

    Generally, the only mainstay in her team is a member of the Sandile line named ‘Akantha.’ After that, her team will change based on the RP — but she tends to gravitate towards dark-types to fit her tough demeanour. All her Pokémon, however, tend to have rather gentle personalities.

    Roleplays Used: A Cafe of Love

    Series Used: Rock Bottom
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    Messages
    104
    Written Works
    3
    Trainer Cards
    8
    Likes Received
    508
    Trophy Points
    155
    Followers
    4
    Following
    2
    Last Activity
    Dec 27, 2020 at 2:27 AM
    Joined
    Jul 20, 2020
    Birthday
    May 17, 2001
    Favourite Pokémon
    ウ.4
    Favourite Pokémon Move
    Moongeist Beam
    Nature
    Lonely
    Characteristic
    Somewhat of a clown

    Works

    • The Tales of Yesterday: Rock Bottom

      A young man from Castelia city wants to grow to become a wondrous accordionist, but his life tends to play out far differently. The boy may reach a hand out to help all that require it, but in his attempts to help others, he tends to lose sight of himself. Just how far would he go just to let the door open for someone else? Matthew Verdid’s backstory (pt. 2)

      Aug 16, 2020 1,282 words 1 Like
    • A Link to the Outside World

      A researcher in training, Grant Redwood, has devoted his focus to a line of work that most any other professor would deem silly — the existence of Pokémon that were never meant to exist. Beings that threaten the laws and logic of Pokémon to date, the focus of old wives’ tales and playground rumours for years untold. To set out to find the unfindable, to see the unseeable, and to capture the uncaptureable — and to show the world that these Pokémon exist just under the nose of the populace.

      Jul 22, 2020 1,386 words 2 Likes
    • The Tales of Yesterday: The Ladder Up

      A very young Matthew finds that, all of a sudden, he’s gotten a new sister. An observant person who shows signs of craftiness and wit, Gavial Akantha soon finds that her newfound brother can’t seem to stand up for himself. In the attempt to get him out of a stressful situation, she finds a new role within her life — a protector for her doormat of a brother. Where exactly will this lead? Matthew’s Backstory (pt. 1) / Gavial’s Backstory (pt. 1)

      Aug 18, 2020 1,940 words

    Trainer Cards

    1. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      Sleepy, yet in a writing mood. I want to join an RP again...
      1. Willow Tree likes this.
    2. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      You’re laughing. Bisharp’s at +6 ATK and you’re laughing.
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      2. ThAtGuY101
        ThAtGuY101
        *Hands Gamingfan an inhaler*
        Sep 13, 2020
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      3. RenzFlintrock
        RenzFlintrock
        Ah, Volt Switch. Good choice. I still like Thunder, just for the damage.
        Sep 13, 2020
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      4. AriaNights
        AriaNights
        Thunder is hilarious, but I like keeping up the pressure with swaps. Plus, most of my sweepers can take a hit and keep going.
        Sep 14, 2020
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    3. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      Finding the balance between tragic backstories and painfully edgy ones.
      1. Red Gallade
        Red Gallade
        Those two are pretty much bread and butter these days.
        Aug 28, 2020
      2. AriaNights
        AriaNights
        I mean, I don’t wanna go full OW THE EDGE, but I wanna have a little bit of Big Sad, ya feel?
        Aug 28, 2020
      3. ThAtGuY101
        ThAtGuY101
        Aug 29, 2020
    4. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      Why does Slowbro only learn Teleport in gen 1~~?!
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      2. AriaNights
        AriaNights
        On the bright side, my Slowbro finally has Teleport. So now the fridge is always within arm’s reach!
        Aug 28, 2020
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      3. ThAtGuY101
        ThAtGuY101
        and so are those leftovers you were planning on eating tomorrow.
        Aug 28, 2020
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      4. AriaNights
        AriaNights
        You assume I leave leftovers.
        Aug 28, 2020
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    5. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      Half piano, half typewriter.
      1. Martin Pine
        Martin Pine
        *Makes typo*
        Shi-
        *Rhythmically mashes buttons*
        Aug 25, 2020
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      2. AriaNights
        AriaNights
        I’m not sure what’s wrong with my typewriter. Whenever I try writing, it just sounds like the opening to Delfino Plaza!
        Aug 25, 2020
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    6. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      Guess who tried grabbing a burning hot pan with no oven mitts twice in a row~!
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      2. AriaNights
        AriaNights
        Well, I dropped the pan, and I tried picking it back up with both hands -- one didn't have a mitt on. Then, like the koala brain man I am, I de-gloved to close the toaster oven doors, and then grabbed the pan with both hands.

        ...I'm not going to say my IQ is in the single digits. But I, uh, I have my moments.
        Aug 23, 2020
      3. ThAtGuY101
        ThAtGuY101
        you got any hand burns or did you manage to let go before your hands could get burned?
        Aug 23, 2020
      4. AriaNights
        AriaNights
        Oh, I've four blisters. One on my left hand, three on my right. I mean, my first grab probably would've been okay, but I made that one burn even worse /AND/ added three more in the process.

        Not my brightest moment. On the bright side, they're not all that severe aside from the blistering, which should fade so long as I'm careful.
        Aug 23, 2020
    7. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      Gaaaoooooo~~!
      1. BlueMew392 and Willow Tree like this.
    8. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      I have no brain. Only pasta.
      1. Willow Tree likes this.
    9. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      I tend to plan way too far ahead for RPs, then get all surprised when things don’t go according to plan. Not sure what I expected.
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      2. AriaNights
        AriaNights
        Mhm. I could likely work around with glitches established in Sinnoh, and work off that to produce something that could actually happen. The Bad Egg, for instance, could in theory be an egg that popped out from the Distortion world one heck of a long time ago, and has simply sat there ever since.
        Aug 20, 2020
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      3. AriaNights
        AriaNights
        As for strange habitat changes, I may actually do that with EmoKitty's permission -- thanks for that idea! -- since it's the safest way to get across what Grant implies with his work.
        Aug 20, 2020
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      4. AriaNights
        AriaNights
        While I do want the majority of his 'research' to sound totally farfetched, I can just draw upon gen 1 stuff for that, especially since he's a Kanto native. I do want to at least show that he /might/ be on to something, even if it's not quite what he is currently theorizing.
        Aug 20, 2020
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    10. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      Hey! How are you feeling today?
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    11. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      I can’t tell if I’m nervous, or I’m nauseous. Help.
      1. Hollow Omega and Gamingfan like this.
      2. Hollow Omega
        Hollow Omega
        Why not both?
        Aug 18, 2020
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      3. AriaNights
        AriaNights
        Yeah, probably, lol.
        Aug 18, 2020
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    12. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      I always find myself worrying about my responses. Like, “are these edgy?” or “does this make others’ eyes roll?” Agh, I hate it.
      1. Midnight Heart likes this.
      2. AriaNights
        AriaNights
        I mean, really! It’s totally awful. I make a post that involves any form of ‘serious’ stuff, and I find myself frothing at the mouth wondering if it’s mega edgy or mega stupid.

        I get butterflies in my stomach just thinking about it! Though maybe that’s just the stomach bug.
        Aug 17, 2020
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      3. Midnight Heart
        Midnight Heart
        I have the exact same problem. ;w;
        Aug 17, 2020
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      4. AriaNights
        AriaNights
        Worst part is, I always chew scenery and monologue to hell and back, so I tend to sound super cheesy at times. Then I look back at it and I’m like “is that awful??? or is it the good kind of cheesy???”

        Then again, I suppose it doesn’t matter if people like it, haha.
        Aug 17, 2020
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    13. Gamingfan
      Gamingfan
      I find you relatable.


      Consider yourself followed.
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      2. AriaNights
        AriaNights
        Following you back now. But really, try out 2am tap water sometime.

        The stomach bug I probably got from it is totally worth it.
        Aug 17, 2020
    14. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      At 2 in the morning, tap water tastes outright heavenly.
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    15. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      I swear I can’t be the only one who looks at some of their responses and goes “wow that’s edgy lmao” despite it not actually being too bad.
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    16. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      Maybe I shouldn’t write walls of text so often. I mean, I do separate them properly, but my posts can get real long sometimes...
    17. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      I’ll be writing some character backstories while I work on A Finger in the Pond... Why not, right?
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    18. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      I like practicing the accordion outside. That way, everyone suffers.
      1. Gamingfan
        Gamingfan
        Respect+
        Aug 15, 2020
    19. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      Ma’am, you don’t understand. I did it for the vine, ma’am.
    20. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      Editing 8F scripts is a pain in the neck, even when I have a guide.
    21. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      I went through all that effort just to figure out that Slowbro only learns Teleport in gen 1. Gods...
      1. ThAtGuY101 likes this.
      2. ThAtGuY101
        ThAtGuY101
        Usually when I have questions of the sort, I like to look at pokémondb. I like pokémondb cause it has a lot of information on whatever pokémon you wanna know.

        I mostly use it to look up pokédex entries though.
        Aug 13, 2020
      3. AriaNights
        AriaNights
        Mm, I mostly use Serebii for my woes. Unfortunately, the transfer stuff is hidden at the bottom, lol.

        Sucks, since I’ve already used TM30 in my copy of Red — so I’ll have to glitch another copy in, which means I’ll lose my current script...

        Awawa. It’s so sad~...
        Aug 13, 2020
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    22. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      Talk to me about something. How’s it going?
      1. ~Rinko~ likes this.
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      3. AriaNights
        AriaNights
        Trust me, it’s a million times better than SAO, haha. It is based on a visual novel tho, for what that’s worth.

        Boruto was alright, I ended up dropping it, tho. It was pretty good from what I could remember.
        Aug 12, 2020
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      4. ThAtGuY101
        ThAtGuY101
        My worst enemy of all times has reemerged once more... books.

        Demon Slayer is another show that was pretty cool. Zenitsu is best boi.
        Aug 12, 2020
      5. AriaNights
        AriaNights
        Rip that. Tbh, I’m just a bit sad I’ve nothing to read at the moment.

        Zenitsu is amazing, come on. Tbh, I’ve been rewatching Violet Evergarden every now and then myself. Might not be up everyone’s alley, but god damn did it make me weep lmao
        Aug 12, 2020
    23. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      Recording and messing with ships helps pass the time. It also reminds me of how shallow my interests are outside of rp.
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    24. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      Man, my GTS luck has finally turned around!
      1. ~Rinko~ likes this.
    25. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      Haha dynamax cannon go brrrr
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      2. AriaNights
        AriaNights
        Behemoth bash go *bonk*
        Aug 6, 2020
      3. RenzFlintrock
        RenzFlintrock
        Max Guard go TEEHEE
        Aug 7, 2020
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      4. Gamingfan
        Gamingfan
        G-Max One Blow go *bop*
        Aug 7, 2020
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    26. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      Back to the point — I turn smartwater into dumbwater with a touch.
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      2. AriaNights
        AriaNights
        I’m already dumb as a bag of hammers, so smartwater doesn’t do anything to me anymore, lol
        Aug 3, 2020
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      3. ThAtGuY101
        ThAtGuY101
        I'm about as dense as lead, so I'm right there with you.
        Aug 3, 2020
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      4. AriaNights
        AriaNights
        We are immune.
        Aug 3, 2020
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    27. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      I’m always so nervous about when to post. Are there any unwritten rules on when someone can post to a thread, or something?
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      2. TooBlue12
        TooBlue12
        I am sure it will! Well if you ever have anymore questions don't be afraid to ask! No one here bites, not even the admins. :D And even if you want to chat feel free to drop by my profile or even start a conversation. I tend to be on here a lot, sometimes just lurking.
        Aug 3, 2020
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      3. AriaNights
        AriaNights
        Sounds like a plan! I’ll be sure to drop a line at some point. People here seem super friendly thus far, so I do feel super comfortable here.
        Aug 3, 2020
      4. RenzFlintrock
        RenzFlintrock
        I can’t agree with the statement that nobody here bites. I’m almost certain Bunny might, and you never know with vampires. :)
        Aug 4, 2020
    28. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      I can turn smartwater into dumbwater on contact.
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    29. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      I mean, I guess Lilligant is NU, but I’ll still try and win Uber matchups anyways!
      1. Hollow Omega and kyuukestu like this.
      2. Hollow Omega
        Hollow Omega
        Screw the tiers, it's the best to always have fun with the Pokémon you wanna use!
        Jul 31, 2020
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      3. AriaNights
        AriaNights
        Damn right. Time to make Smogon weep.
        Jul 31, 2020
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      4. Hollow Omega
        Hollow Omega
        Show no mercy >:D
        Jul 31, 2020
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    30. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      Currently shiny hunting Petilil. Easier said than done~...
      1. ~Rinko~ likes this.
      2. smew178
        smew178
        Imagine shiny hunting Dunsparce.
        Jul 29, 2020
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      3. AriaNights
        AriaNights
        That sounds terrifying!
        Jul 29, 2020
      4. smew178
        smew178
        Very
        Jul 29, 2020
    31. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      I mean, you can kind of shiny hunt in Pokémon Red. It’s the hard mode of shiny hunting!
      1. RenzFlintrock likes this.
    32. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      Taking risks in RP is always fun. I suppose the trouble is balancing it properly so it doesn’t go too far.
      1. RenzFlintrock likes this.
    33. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      Wasting my time watching fishing shows isn’t as boring as I thought.
    34. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      The grind never ends.
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      2. ThAtGuY101
        ThAtGuY101
        Grind is life.

        My level 100 farfetch'd destroys EVERYTHING!

        In fire emblem awakening robin(my character) 1-shots almost everybody.
        Jul 24, 2020
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      3. AriaNights
        AriaNights
        Man, I’m stocking up on glitched Pokémon in RBY to send across the border at the moment. Not sure what I’ll do with them aside from making a living dex, but setting up the glitch for each ‘mon is super tedious lol

        And I also play more than a few mobile games. The grind truly never ends on those.
        Jul 24, 2020
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    35. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      Would an eldritch abomination count as a Pokémon?
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      3. AriaNights
        AriaNights
        In theory, such a thing would work! While I’m working on a way to justify the mere existence of these glitchy messes of Pokémon, I’m thinking of introducing a central ‘body’ to all of them.

        Though seeing it likely wouldn’t end well for any human.
        Jul 23, 2020
      4. ThAtGuY101
        ThAtGuY101
        Look at Elgyem. Elgyem's pokédex entry states it came from a crashed UFO, 50 years ago. Giratina came from the distortion world.

        I'll throw an idea or two out...

        Maybe these eldrich pokémon are aliens ,and possibly the reason why elgyem fled to earth?

        Maybe they originally came from some strange place like the distortion world?
        Jul 23, 2020
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      5. AriaNights
        AriaNights
        It’s possible — especially since damn near every glitch ‘mon looks like it could come from the Distortion World.

        Kanto simply proved to be the easiest method to reach Earth — Elgyem’s leave could be because it was too late for its own planet.
        Jul 23, 2020
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    36. AriaNights
    37. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      Stop second-guessing yourself, me!
      1. Gamingfan
        Gamingfan
        this
        Jul 22, 2020
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    38. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      I’m always a bit worried when I make a post, but when the DM likes my post, suddenly all is well with the world.
      1. Gamingfan
        Gamingfan
        feel
        Jul 22, 2020
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    39. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      Man, I check my inbox too much.
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      2. Gamingfan
        Jul 22, 2020
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    40. AriaNights
      AriaNights
      cheemsbsboarbavger
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      2. Cáscara Olas
        Cáscara Olas
        It's perfection
        Jul 21, 2020
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      3. AriaNights
        AriaNights
        borgar
        Jul 21, 2020
      4. Cáscara Olas
        Cáscara Olas
        borgar. Ive found meaning in life.
        Jul 21, 2020
        AriaNights likes this.
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