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2014.03.16 11:56 Leviosaugh The sub for the heart and soul of the universe , Tally Hall

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2023.06.06 05:34 RobotTomPeterson Oregon is invested in Fox Corp. and is investigating its board over bogus election fraud claims

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2023.06.06 05:33 Bigsurgoldrush Current River/Meadow Flooding?

Hey everyone! I am heading into the valley on Thursday and will be there till Saturday morning. I wanted to see if anyone had any info on what the river levels were like over at Cathedral Beach and Sentinel Beach as well as flooding of Cook's Meadow and El Cap Meadow. Is the boardwalk in the meadow even accessible right now?

Any current conditions for the valley are appreciated!
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2023.06.06 05:33 FireDucks619 Distilled Water or coolent?

I live in Hong kong. Our temperature never goes below freezing point. Lowest normally is about 5°c (41°F) for maybe a day or 2 and goes back up. But we do reach over 40°c (104°F) with over 95% humidity.
I heard that water is better for cooling if you never reach freezing temperatures. Is this true? Or is coolest still better?
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2023.06.06 05:32 JoshAsdvgi THE OLD WOMAN IN THE CAVE


A secret, mystic cave hidden somewhere on West Mountain has been the home for many centuries of an old woman who lives there with her dog.
The old woman spends her time diligently weaving a beautiful rug from pine needles that she has collected in the forest.
Her dog spends his time napping in a corner of the cave and watching his mistress through narrow slits in his eyes.
From time to time, the old woman lays down her rug and goes to stir the soup she keeps cooking in a clay pot over a fire at the mouth of the cave.
When she does this, the dog creeps out of his corner and, taken the rug in his jaws, shakes it until he has unraveled a part of it.
When the old woman returns to her work, she patiently tries to restore the damaged rug and resumes her weaving, but soon she must again attend to the soup that boils in her pot. Each time she leaves the rug, the sly old dog again ravels as much or more than she has been able to complete at the last sitting.
Thus, down through the years, the two have continued their ritual of weaving, raveling, and reweaving, but the rug never grows any larger.
This is a good thing, for if ever the rug is finished, the world as we know it will come to an end.
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2023.06.06 05:32 Any-Cobbler7333 I Feel like my Dad doesn't love me now that I am an Adult

TL;DR: My dad treats me different now that im an adult, does he still love me?
For a little backstory I (20M) live with my parents alongside my siblings. I would say that my life was okayish, had a roof over my head had food and my siblings. My Dad growing up wasnt the best Dad but I still love him, he is very misogynistic, suffers from depression and axiety and I feel like he is not mentally there sometimes. When my Dad was in a good mood he was the greatest dad you can ask for, beloved by everyone and honestly him and my mom are my love, I love them so much, but I would say maybe two maybe three times a year he wouldn't be nice and would throw things and say hurtful things, i know hes sick but it still hurt, over the years with medication he improved and he loved me a lot and now i love him a lot still but i say hes gotten really good and saying things that hurt.
Eversince i got older he tells me how he controls me and how he can take everything away from me and be left with nothing since he pays, which is true and I respond that i also pay bills and have put money into the car and he throws money at me tells me he doesn't need me. Now he just argues with me for no reason over small things in which he then gets mad and starts escalating more bringing more things to the argument. I feel like he doesn't see me as his son I feel like he sees me as a threat to his dominance since i am now an adult, how do I make him realize that i love him and im his son, i dont want to argue i dont wanna compete. The Way he's to me is different i dont wanna grow up, im afraid, i feel like the more i grow the more i drift from him. 
Every argument i would cry and my dad would console me and he still does with every argument, is like he realizes im his son again and apologizes and treats me nice, and again im reminded of the man that i grew up to love just like everyone. Now everytime we argue im not sad instead i feel angry and despise towards him and he again apologizes but i still feel despise towards him, i cry i dont cry for him i cry at the thought that im not loving him anymore, i sometimes wonder if i hate him, but i dont wanna hate him hes given me so much and i saw how much hes sacrificed. I cry at the thought that if it continues like this im afraid that i will no longer see him as a dad that i love just someone who happens to be my dad. He tells me how he hates arguing with me and it hurts him but it hurts me too, im afraid that ill hurt him by saying something about not wanting to be his son.
I don't know what to do anymore, I'm tired. I don't wanna feel anymore, why can't I be strong and cold, why do I feel emotions so hard, why is it that when people argue I get scared and why do I see that this world Is a really sad place, do I have the right to be sad? Other people go through so much more I should be grateful right? I love my dad but I'm not sure now. I'm your son, I'm not a bad one, I dont drink I don't go out I work but don't go to school I'm nice, but can say hurtful things that i regret, am I a failure? I'm your son not a grown man thats a stranger to you, i love you. I wonder if it's just me?
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2023.06.06 05:32 Ready-Big7339 does anyone else get a period of dp dr every certain amount of time?

i wrote all this shit down so i know the dates and stuff
my first attack hit 12/27/2015 and it lasted all of january 2016 pretty much ( i was 12 ), nothing even trigegred it, i was just chillin on my bed reading a book and suddenly i felt like i wasn't real and i was in a simulation
my 2nd hit december 15 2017 and that one lasted about a month too
my 3rd hit february 1st 2020 and that lingered around like 2 months
and my last one hit january 3 2022 and lasted a couple of months as well
i can't get over it, it's like every 2 years ( and during the winter too )i'm chillin and then i get this sort of panic attack thing where i question existence and lose touch with reality a bit... it's the worst the first few days and then for the next few weeks or months i still feel weird, question existence, feel like shit ain't real, what happens after death, etc
but then, i will snap back and be fine for the remainder of that 2 years until the next one hits
and what else is weird is i have never smoked weed in my life either lmfao, lots of people say they get it from weed but i got it from who knows what
this winter will mark 2 years since my last one, i wonder if it will happen again?
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2023.06.06 05:32 ohshitohfuckohno Torn CCL Dilemma

A little background info- my dog, 20 lb terrier mix, has been a problem child specifically with her legs. At 2 years old, she stopped being able to walk and was diagnosed with intervertabral disk disease. She is currently 8, but I was only 15 at the time and was taking care of her on my own so we went the physical therapy route instead of surgery and she recovered. Fast forward to her being 5, both of her legs are wonky. Find out she’s torn ACLs in both legs. I assume this was from her jumping off a high bed for years. I was young and didn’t know this would affect her. When she’s around 6, she gets $5000 TPLO surgery on the leg that’s affected most. Weeks later I notice the leg looks bad again, vet does an x-ray and they tell me the metal plate was BROKEN and said that only happens from “severe trauma” and I have no idea what could have happened.. i’m in tears but we decide not to redo the whole surgery and pay that cost again because she still gets around good and seems happy. She’s going to be 9 at the end of this year and the leg is just looking worse and im considering saving all my paychecks to get her the surgery again… after all of this im just wondering if she’s too old to do all of this again, but for 9 she’s very active and loves to play and run. I just don’t know if I should put her through the surgery and recovery all over again. Just looking for advice on what everyone else would do. She is my heart and soul.
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2023.06.06 05:32 AutoNewsAdmin [AU] - From the Archives, 1995: A historic moment, signed, sealed and delivered

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2023.06.06 05:32 Sherbear1993 Is this the golden age for the Pokémon TCG?

Okay, probably describing right now as the silver age is more appropriate, but even after the pandemic all time highs, I still see a lot of enthusiasm and excitement for the hobby today.
It seems as though there were three major hype periods for Pokémon: the original Poke-mania of the late 1990’s, the PokémonGo Fad, and the Pandemic nostalgia rush.
As far as the TCG is concerned, I returned to the hobby last year and i couldn’t believe how much the trading cards had evolved over the years. I hadn’t payed attention to the hobby in decades and I was impressed with how full art cards were introduced in the black and white era, the different rarities like rainbow cards/gold cards, and some of the amazing alternate art artworks.
When we look back at the TCG 20 years from now will right now be the golden/silver era just like how people define DC/Marvel comic book eras??
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2023.06.06 05:32 Shenis666 I'm not sure how to proceed?

I'd like to start off by saying, I'm a trans woman (26). I'm married to a cisgender male (27). We've been together for about 2 and a half years, and married in November of last year.
At the beginning of our relationship, we were physically intimate very frequently. We had sex almost daily oftentimes multiple times a day, with plenty of foreplay. Sex with him is by far the best I've ever had. It eventually tapered down to a few times a week, and then was a steady once a week thing. It has now been about 5 or 6 months since we've made love.
I'm not sure exactly when it happened, but it eventually became a once a month thing, maybe every other month. When we got married, I was hopeful we'd make love that same day/night. We didn't, which for some reason that really hurts. We then had our honeymoon shortly after that, and I thought maybe we'd make love then. Again, we didn't. That also really hurts.
I've told him many times, physical touch is my number one love language. Sex is very important to me. He's said it's "shallow." Sex, he's said, is not important. When the frequency started to drop down to once a month/every other month I let him know that I miss him and need it to feel connected. Each time I've told him, he has said that he understands and will work on it. It doesn't seem to change, in fact it seems to just get worse.
I thought it would be a good idea to "schedule" sex, so that's what we tried doing. Throughout the week leading up to it he'd say stuff like, "I can't wait to fill you up." "I want to be inside you." The day would come, I'd ask him if he's still in the mood and he'd say yes. I'd then go to the restroom and douche, because I hate bottoming when I haven't prepped first. Then when I'd come out, he would say "I'm tired" or "I have a headache." Once I asked him, "Is it because of the Kratom shot you took?" He then shouted, angrily, "No, I just don't want to have sex with you!" To this day (which was probably a year ago) it still hurts. I eventually gave up on scheduling it.
After that, the only sex we had was oral and it was always me giving head until he finished. Reason being, when he was in the mood I was afraid of him not being in the mood after I finished prepping back there. I also don't like bottoming when I haven't prepped, so that seemed like the best option. We don't even do that anymore, which is largely because I don't feel it's fair. Sex for a long time with him has felt "unfair."
I'm a trans woman who does not have genital dysphoria, in fact, I like using what I have. I've told him this, many times. I've told him, I'm not a bottom. That's not the only thing I enjoy doing. He's let me top a handful of times, rarely does he ever seem to really try. He's said he enjoys it, sometimes, but for the "role reversal" aspect of it. That bothered me because I feel like that implies that's my role or my duty. I've also only ever received oral from him a handful of times, rarely does it ever extend past a minute, I'm lucky if I get 30 seconds. Meanwhile I've gone down on him for over 30 minutes plenty of times, and almost always I do it until he finishes. I've said many times I enjoy receiving it, and would like more of it. Doesn't seem to matter.
I've told him that I feel sex with him has been one sided for a while now. Bottoming for him was definitely not easy at first, in fact he's the largest I've ever been with, I'm not even being hyperbolic. He's huge. It was incredibly painful at first (and really always is during the first few minutes, regardless of size), but I learned how to do it for him. He's so big in fact, I have anal fissures/scars as a result. Giving oral (deep throating to be exact) was definitely not easy, but I learned how to do it comfortably for him. He says it's literally the best he's ever had. I have never been a fan of giving oral, but I do it because I love pleasuring him and I love him. I do it all, literally anything he wants in bed, because I felt like it would be reciprocated on some level.
I told him all of this. He said that that was wrong of me, to "expect" something in return. He said that was treating sex as if it was "transactional" and made him feel "used and gross." He said that my dick wasn't even meant for anal (that hurt a lot) because it has a curve. I told him that nothing was "meant" to go up there period, and yet he gladly tops me. I told him "You think yours was 'meant' for it? I literally have anal fissures/scars as a result of bottoming for you."
I want to also add, he has made comments about my dick throughout our relationship that have really hurt. What he has said wasn't mentioned during the conversation I just mentioned. He has jokingly made fun of it for being small. He has called it "wimpy" and his "fidget toy." He has told me once before that he was with a trans woman before who was smaller than me, and that's when he realized he was attracted to that. I have mixed feelings over that. On one hand, I thought that meant he genuinely enjoyed what I have. On the other hand, his comments have caused me to have some insecurities I never had.
We're in therapy now, but I'm worried it's not going to work. He has told my husband that the way I felt about sex, hoping my actions would be reciprocated, was not wrong at all. He said that we all do things for people we love, and hope they'll do the same in return. My concern is that he said he hasn't had any sex therapy classes since 1989. He's great in every other aspect, we both really like him, but that fact worries me. We've been to two sessions so far, I'm willing to give it a little longer to see where things go in terms of intimacy. I'm not sure what else to do after that.
I'd really like anyone else's perspective. Advice, or thoughts, are all welcome.
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2023.06.06 05:32 whateverambiguity Middle School Journalism

I somehow convinced my admin to let me teach journalism next year to our 7th and 8th graders. I said we'd do a digital student newspaper and weekly video announcements (right now we do daily ones over the intercom). They also asked we do the weekly parent newsletter. I'll have three classes to accomplish this, two 7th grade and one 8th grade (semester length classes that meet every day).
Any resources or advice on how to get started? I've done some Google searches and haven't found anything great. Seems like most stuff is for high school, or middle school clubs. No other middle schools in my district offer these classes but I could check with teachers at our high schools, however we're already on summer break.
My classroom is a computer lab that has a space to do a makeshift studio. I don't need help with any of the technologyb aspect - I'm looking for basic curriculum, or at least objectives to go off of... How to structure a class that is production based... Those types of things. Any advice?
Also, besides the parent newsletter (which is already well-established), I am going to set the expectation that it will take a bit to actually get a newspaper and video announcements up and running and actually producing anything. I'm realistic.
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2023.06.06 05:32 Jumpy_Extension8396 Financial planning for 2nd marriage & blended family

I (38F) have three kids from a previous marriage and my fiancé (40M) has one child from a previous relationship. I’ve already done all my estate planning to make sure my assets gets distributed to my kids in the event of my death.
Now with a second marriage on the horizon, I’d need to get a pre-nup to make sure my assets still goes to my children in the event of death/divorce. I want to structure it in such a way where if we were to split down the road, we each walk away with the assets and liabilities that we came into the marriage with. To give you a bit of context, I’m a high earner and stocking a way quite a bit for retirement and have a good amount of equity in my house. My fiancé is also a high earner in his own right but has a different philosophy when it comes to financial planning and does not have anything saved for retirement (as well as a huge IRS debt). His net worth is still $100K’s positive (some real estate) but my NW far exceeds his and the disparity will be even wider as time goes on with future contribution/growth to my retirement portfolio.
I wouldn’t be opposed to buying a new house jointly 50/50 but it’s not a possibility for him due to not having the cash for the down payment. So the only option is for he and his son to move into my house. I understand the pre-nup in the event of a divorce. But what about in the event of my untimely death? My kids would be going to their biological father, but what about my house? He’d either take over the home and continue living here possibly forever, or he and my (future)stepson would have to move out of the house so the proceeds from the sale would go to the estate to be divided out to my children, as I intended? Both of these scenarios just don’t seem right…
How do others manage through this type of financial planning when it comes to blending a family?
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2023.06.06 05:32 coco36999 Please pray over my security, safety, health and pets. I am having mobility issues and swelling in feet legs and ankles. Pray I am not kicked out, bullied or harassed or my pets or robbed. cannot afford more to pay then what we agreed to. The owner is a narcissist bully, pray she leaves me alone.

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2023.06.06 05:32 The_Shadow_Master707 Xbox Game Pass Daily Quest not showing up today.

Is anyone else’s daily quests missing ? I’ve been subscribed to game pass for a while and have had no issues with them until today. Also I’m pretty sure it’s passed the reset cycle. Specifically the quests for earning an achievement in a game pass game and playing any game pass game are missing. Anything that’s already completed is the only thing I see today. I tried signing out and then signing back into my Xbox, checked the xbox app and Xbox game pass app and nothing worked.
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2023.06.06 05:32 clouddd210 Second interview?

Today I had an interview at a café/restaurant of a major American department store for a hostess/cashier position. I think it went well but I’m confused about a few things. First, I’ve been told that I have to go back tomorrow morning to talk with the manager. Why do I need to go back for a second interview if I have already spoken with the hiring person? Second, she kept asking me if I had any question for her. What do I say to that? This is a minimum wage “non-career” position but it felt like she really wanted me to say something… A little side note: I’m not American and I don’t know if a follow up interview is the norm even for a job like this, and I do know that asking questions to the interviewer is also normal but I genuinely didn’t have any since she went over everything. Any advice/clarification is appreciated, thanks.
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2023.06.06 05:31 Embarrassed-Ad8456 can i forgive and still not wanna talk to her?

my mom she’s a complicated person, she has bipolar disorder n don’t wanna take her meds cuz god has saved her. She has fucked me up over the years n i finally been able to forgive her for what she’s has done n unblocked her after 2 years but now she keeps on texting i mean i understand why she still loves but she is just not a good person and i really don’t wanna text her back but they way she’s texting just trying to do anything for me to text back makes me feel so guilty the more i ignore her the more i feel like i’ve never really forgave her for what she did to me you. anyways if can pls help me with this conundrum
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2023.06.06 05:31 CutestCatfish Is this blowback or...?

I was on roughly week 6-7 of using Soolantra ivermectin cream for my rosacea when I came down with a bad chest cold. I think I was noticing improvement--mostly in how my skin felt, maybe less how it looked. And during those few weeks, at the very start, I noticed it was a little sensitive right after applying but I wasn't experiencing any kind of reaction that made me think I needed to stop the Rx.
I couldn't wash my face for about 5-6 days because of the cold. During that time, my overall skin looked better, but my rosacea spots were definitely starting to look bad again. Not a huge change, but it seemed like my skin was missing the treatment the longer I went.
Well. I've used it twice now that I'm better. Same routine as before. No new additions. My rosacea patches are fire engine red. It doesn't hurt--no burning, no prickling. But it's very hot to the touch and just looks fucking awful. Is this just blowback from missing roughly a week and it will calm down? Or is this my sign to tell my derm this Rx is hurting more than helping? I'm so pissed off and sad right now--I really thought it was improving and I expected SOME consequences for missing a week but not this.
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2023.06.06 05:31 Disgruntled_Veteran Update: Don't Ask For help Then Get Mad.

So I didn't get a response from that teacher over the weekend like I thought I would. Instead, she apparently went to the new principal to bitch about me giving F's to some of her students.
7:00 AM, I entered the school and went straight to my box to check for notices, handouts, ect and then to my classroom to make coffee. (Yes, I keep a coffee pot in my classroom for my own personal use and no you can't have any.)
Just as I was finishing sorting out the crap admin keeps shoving in our boxes, the new principal called me into her office. She told me that she had a complaint from the ELA teacher and some parents about the grades I gave them.
I immediately raised my hand and cut her off. I simply said "No". She responded with "excuse me".
I told her in my "having had coffee yet voice": "No! I don't want to hear it. I don't care. And if you try to force me to talk about it or listen to you talk about it, then I'll quit. I shit you not, I will quit. I'll take all my vacation days until the last day of school, force you to find coverage, and never come back to this dump. Now, I'm leaving to get coffee. Bye."
I then left the office and went to my room. She didn't say a damn thing to me all day. It was a nice.
I think she is scared I will follow through on my word or she wants HR to talk to me. Doesn't matter to me. I am taking early retirement to be a full time dad to my daughter. I'll pick up some extra money when I need it subbing or doing consultant work.
Note: No one at the school or district knows I am leaving.
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2023.06.06 05:31 JoshAsdvgi The Old Woman Weavings

The Old Woman Weavings

The Old Woman Weavings

The old people of the tribes would tell of a special cave where knowledge of the wonders and workings of the world could be found.
Even now, some of the native people say that the cave of knowledge exists and might be discovered again.
They say it is tucked away in the side of a mountain.
“Not too far to go,” they say, yet no one seems to find it anymore.
Despite all the highways and byways, all the thoroughfares and back roads that crosscut the face of the earth, despite all the maps that detail and try to define each area, no one seems to find that old cave.
That’s too bad, they say, because inside the cave can be found genuine knowledge about how to act when the dark times come around again and the balance of the world tips away from order and slips towards chaos.
Inside the cave, there lives an old woman who remains unaffected by the rush of time and the confusion and strife of daily life.
She attends to other things; she has a longer sense of time and a deep capacity for vision. She spends most of her time weaving in the cave where light and shadows play.
She wants to fashion the most beautiful garment in the whole world.
She has been at this weaving project for a long time and has reached the point of making a fringe for the edge of her exquisitely designed cloak.
She wants that fringe to be special; wants it to be meaningful as well as elegant, so she weaves it with porcupine quills.
She likes the idea of using something that could poke you as an element of beauty; she likes turning things around and seeing life from odd angles.
In order to use the porcupine quills, she must flatten each one with her teeth.
After years of biting hard on the quills, her teeth have become worn down to nubs that barely rise above her gums.
Still, the old woman keeps biting down and she keeps weaving on.
The only time she interrupts her weaving work is when she goes to stir the soup that simmers in a great cauldron at the back of the cave.
The old cauldron hangs over a fire that began a long time ago.
The old woman cannot recall anything older than that fire; it just might be the oldest thing there is in this world.
Occasionally, she does recall that she must stir the soup that simmers over those flames. For that simmering stew contains all the seeds and roots that become the grains and plants and herbs that sprout up all over the surface of the earth.
If the old woman fails to stir the ancient stew once in a while, the fire will scorch the ingredients and there is no telling what troubles might result from that.
So the old woman divides her efforts between weaving the exquisite cloak and stirring the elemental soup.
In a sense, she is responsible for weaving things together as well as for stirring everything up.
She senses when the time has come to let the weaving go and stir things up again.
Then, she leaves the weaving on the floor of the cave and turns to the task of stirring the soup.
Because she is old and tired from her labors and because of relentless passage of time, she moves slowly and it takes a while for her to amble over to the cauldron.
As the old woman shuffles across the floor and makes her way to the of the ancient cave, a black dog watches her every move.
The dog was there all along.
Seemingly asleep, it awakens as soon as the old weaver turns her attention from one task to the other.
As she begins stirring the soup in order to sustain the seeds, the black dog moves to where the weaving lies on the floor of the cave.
The dog picks up a loose thread with its teeth and begins pulling on it.
As the black dog pulls on the loose thread, the beautiful garment begins to unravel.
Since each thread has been woven to another, pulling upon one begins to undo them all.
As the great stew is being stirred up, the elegant garment comes apart and becomes a chaotic mess on the floor.
When the old woman returns to take up her handiwork again, she finds nothing but chaos where there had been a garment of great elegance and beauty.
The cloak she has woven with such care has been pulled apart, the fringe all undone; the effort of creation has been turned to naught.
The old woman sits and looks silently upon the remnants of her once beautiful design.
She ignores the presence of the black dog as she stares intently at the tangle of undone threads and distorted patterns.
After a while, she bends down, picks up a loose thread, and begins to weave the whole thing again.
As she pulls thread after thread from the chaotic mess, she begins again to imagine the most beautiful garment in the whole world.
As she weaves, new visions and elegant designs appear before her and her old hands begin to knowingly give them vibrant shape.
Soon she has forgotten the cloak she was weaving before as she concentrates on capturing the new design and weaving it into the most beautiful garment ever seen in the world.
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