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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 2/10/2009 8:43:09 PM   
elab49


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Dog Soldiers (Marshall, 2002)
 
It is best to approach the idea of Dog Soldiers in terms of the societal construct it portrays. Not as is more commonly thought as a commentary on the class struggle – posh Ryan and Megan vs the good solid common British Tommy (expanding into the idea of the north/south divide with most all of the squad from the former and an easy mistake to make because of the birthplace of the director).

But the real attack is on Scots – we are presented with a justification for the Clearances where, once again, the English demonise the poor highlander (in this case quite literally), with their own Scots patsy to emphasise it wasn’t as true a national split as legend would prefer us to believe. Taking over their territory and leaving the crofters out in the cold – to move on or die. Marshall rubs in the point by naming one of the soldiers Campbell, a clan closely aligned to government activity to wipe out the rebels. The removal of silver from the house simply an allusion to Disarming Act of 1716. Ryan – in turning and joining the rebels, clearly a modern incarnation of General Stewart – the higher ranking man who deplored the actions being taken.

While I’m sure they’d like us to believe that the crofters gave as good as they got and fought back, Marshall isn’t fooling me - portraying them as a separate race is simply an excuse for the ethnic cleansing that was being attempted.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 2/10/2009 8:56:58 PM   
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Interesting review. I mean it. It's a new approach to it.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 2/10/2009 9:01:12 PM   
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I thought I'd stick to the true meaning rather than film-making technique. If we got bound up in the concept of the reality we were watching - what were they really burning on the fire during storytelling, and was anything else real afterwards but a fever dream with clues to true consciousness occasionally breaking out.

But I kept it simple.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 2/10/2009 9:08:10 PM   
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Wait, I thought it was about soldiers turning into werewolves or something...

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 2/10/2009 9:10:48 PM   
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Can't think what you were watching

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 2/10/2009 9:16:08 PM   
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I haven't seen it. Just the cover. I think.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 2/10/2009 9:17:33 PM   
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Don't let Marshall fool you - I know what I know.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 2/10/2009 9:19:09 PM   
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Hey, I wasn't implying anything.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 2/10/2009 11:57:12 PM   
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The Seventh Continent (Haneke, 1989)- 9.5/10

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I really wish I could go down to see Privates

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/10/2009 1:25:23 AM   
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244. The Lookout (1st view, 2007, Scott Frank) - 3/5*
I saw this less than a week ago and I'm already having trouble remembering exactly what went on, That can't be good can it?



Not even Jeff Daniels? I thought it was one of his best performances, not Squid and the Whale great, but pretty damn good.

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270. Observe and Report (1st view, 2009, Jody Hill) - 2/5*
Naff. The only good things is the use of two Queen songs (Quiet, Rawls!)


You gave each Queen song a star? The film is awful. I quite like Rogen, but his performance here is hideous. Some people have called it Rogen's Cable Guy, but I think The Cable Guy had a lot more intelligence. Observe and Report was just one long string of OMG!!CANYOUBELIEVEWERESAYINGTHISSTUFF?!?!?!?!?!LOLZ!LOOK!ARAPEJOKE!!!!!!!!!!WE'RESOOOOOOOOEDGY!!!!!

Arseholes.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/10/2009 1:37:48 AM   
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JUst out of curiosity rawl, do you like Haneke? I know you seem not to be fond of Funny Games (FO SHAME!).

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/10/2009 1:52:06 AM   
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Not even Jeff Daniels? I thought it was one of his best performances, not Squid and the Whale great, but pretty damn good.


You gave each Queen song a star? The film is awful. I quite like Rogen, but his performance here is hideous. Some people have called it Rogen's Cable Guy, but I think The Cable Guy had a lot more intelligence. Observe and Report was just one long string of OMG!!CANYOUBELIEVEWERESAYINGTHISSTUFF?!?!?!?!?!LOLZ!LOOK!ARAPEJOKE!!!!!!!!!!WE'RESOOOOOOOOEDGY!!!!!

Arseholes.


Aha, Daniels. Yes, now I remember. He was good, but still not enough for more points. And Observe and Report would probably get one star if it wasn't for Queen I also like Rogen, he's one of the few comedians of recent years who doesn't annoy me in just about everything they do, but this was just bad.




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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/10/2009 2:34:22 AM   
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JUst out of curiosity rawl, do you like Haneke? I know you seem not to be fond of Funny Games (FO SHAME!).


Funny Games - the 'would you let your wife or servants read it' of cinema. My annoyance with the man himself bleeds over into his films a lot, but usually there's something to admire about them, even if it's just the performances.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/10/2009 3:36:20 AM   
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Not even Jeff Daniels? I thought it was one of his best performances, not Squid and the Whale great, but pretty damn good.



Aha, Daniels. Yes, now I remember. He was good, but still not enough for more points.


Ridiculous. You should be giving The Lookout a 4/5. Tense and well-played - Daniels, Goode, and Gordon-Levitt are fantastic (though the less said about Fischer the better).


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/10/2009 4:09:19 AM   
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Not even Jeff Daniels? I thought it was one of his best performances, not Squid and the Whale great, but pretty damn good.



Aha, Daniels. Yes, now I remember. He was good, but still not enough for more points.


Ridiculous. You should be giving The Lookout a 4/5. Tense and well-played - Daniels, Goode, and Gordon-Levitt are fantastic (though the less said about Fischer the better).



Gordon-Levitt's come a long way from Third Rock, hasn't he? I think he was good in the show, but after that and Ten Things I Hate About You, I never imagined he'd turn in a performance like Mysterious Skin or Brick.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/10/2009 4:13:50 AM   
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Or G.I. Joe That is true, though. Who would've thought one of my favourite actors of this decade would've sprung from such inauspicious origins.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/10/2009 12:42:00 PM   
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138. WAZ [W Delta Z] (2007, Shankland) – 4/10
WAZ is what happens if you let a child play with a gun, or, to step away from the metaphors for a while, let an untalented director (Tom Shankland) shoot a screenplay he never deserved to even hold in his hands. At its heart it may seem to be another entry in the long line of torture porn flicks, but unlike many of its would-be siblings, it actually asks a somewhat thoughtful question: does altruism exist? Are there really people who would endure unimaginable amounts of pain in exchange for the lives of one of their loved ones?

That’s what the serial killer villain in this film wants to figure out. She is Jean Lerner (Selma Blair), a rape victim who was forced to kill her mother in exchange of her own life. Having discovered an equation that states that altruism cannot exist, she gets renewed hope, and sets out to take revenge by proving that what she was forced to do is what any person would do. Or is that what she wants to find out? At one point, it seems so, but then movie decides that Jean really doesn’t want the equation to be correct, which seems strangely contradictory, as that means she is looking for assurance that she did the wrong thing to kill her mother. Huh?

With its dark visual tone and grim serial killer theme, WAZ recalls David Fincher’s Se7en. But it is not on par with that film at all, not only because of the lack of logic in Jean’s plan, but because of a lot of other things as well, which brings me back to the film’s untalented director, Tom Shankland, who seems unequipped with the ability to create tension, even though it’s pretty clear from the dark visual tone he tries to nail and the many scenes involving near bursts of violence that he tries like a motherfucker.

He can’t direct his actors either. The aforementioned Selma Blair is not in the film much, but she doesn’t give any arguments that she should be either. Same for Stellan Skarsgård, who sounds like he made this film straight after having auditioned for a death metal band. Hardboiled is what he strives for, but he sounds more like he has a cold and should be patted on the back. It would take more than a pat on the back of the film itself to make it better, though.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/10/2009 1:06:21 PM   
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Lots of good points in there, Dantes. I agree about the director, although I did think he did quite well in making a corner of Ireland look convincingly like urban west coast US.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/10/2009 1:09:30 PM   
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32. In Bruges (2008, McDonagh) - 4.5/5*
Ray and Ken are Irish hitmen, sent to Bruges (it's in Belgium) after Ray cocks up his first job. This is the set-up for what is possibly one of the funniest films of the last ten years, possessing a script that is almost poetic in its profane, un-PC glory. McDonagh weaves an uneasy chemistry between the placid Ken and the uncouth Ray, and their banter is intoxicatingly barbed and hilarious. It's a friendship-of-convenience that feels human and likable, partly because of McDonagh's witty dialogue and partly because of the two lead actors. Colin Farrell is on fantastic form as Ray, playing him like a petulant child on the surface, but possessing a cleverly-hidden depth that is revealed slowly and effectively as the film goes on. Giving the best performance of the film is Brendan Gleeson as Ken, and while Ken is the kind of character Gleeson could nail in his sleep, here he puts everything into it and creates an immediately sympathetic character despite his profession. As a third wheel who enters stage left later in the film, Ralph Fiennes is also excellent, giving a hilarious performance as a crime boss with a common muck accent and principles to betray it. McDonagh's direction captures the archaic beauty of Bruges without losing sight of the film's dark undertones, and scenes like Ken's final scene in the bell-tower and the final sequence on the film set present a director with visual style to burn. In Bruges is a gem that will probably never get old, and is layered and brilliant.

107. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982, Reiner) - 4.5/5
It's a sad indicator of Steve Martin's career as of now that I went into this film skeptical. However, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid dispelled that skepticism within the opening seconds, as the opening credits indicate an absolutely impeccable eye and ear for classic noir on behalf of director/writer/actor Carl Reiner. This tale of murder, dames and cheese molds nails the visual style of 1940s and 1950s noir, from the chiaroscuro lighting to the editing to the tense close-ups and everything in between. The score is also pitch-perfect, and emulates the slightly tinny, bombastic sound of the era. The script, written by Reiner, Martin and George Gipe, is full of glib one-liners and great characters, and the fact that a lot of these characters are knowingly lifted from classic noirs doesn't detract a bit from the film. Steve Martin gives an excellent lead performance, dry and hilarious, and Rachel Ward is more than capable as his sultry client. It's a fantastic send-up of the style, and while the archive footage doesn't always work in one-hundred percent, and the film is guilty of going slightly off the rails at the end, it's still ridiculously enjoyable, and a fantastic, exciting bit of entertainment.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/10/2009 1:12:56 PM   
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In Bruges is a gem that will probably never get old, layered and brilliant.



Good to know In Bruges will never be layered or brilliant. Means I don't have to watch it.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/10/2009 1:14:22 PM   
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I love Dead Men. It was great fun as I got to watch all the films used over the years and then rewatched the homage. There are at least 5 in my noir list

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/10/2009 1:20:12 PM   
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In Bruges is a gem that will probably never get old, layered and brilliant.



Good to know In Bruges will never be layered or brilliant. Means I don't have to watch it.


Why don't you want to see it?

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/10/2009 1:23:26 PM   
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In Bruges is a gem that will probably never get old, layered and brilliant.



Good to know In Bruges will never be layered or brilliant. Means I don't have to watch it.


Fuck.

You.



Also, watch it. Or is this another one of those "I don't want to watch any films from the South Korean New Wave because I'm too busy being an obtuse elitist who wants to run films out of North Korea" things?


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/10/2009 1:38:23 PM   
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In Bruges is a gem that will probably never get old, layered and brilliant.



Good to know In Bruges will never be layered or brilliant. Means I don't have to watch it.


Fuck.

You.



Also, watch it. Or is this another one of those "I don't want to watch any films from the South Korean New Wave because I'm too busy being an obtuse elitist who wants to run films out of North Korea" things?



Send me your DVD via air-mail and I will watch it.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/10/2009 1:40:19 PM   
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STATISTICS! FOR! SEPTEMBER!

01.    Brick (2005, Johnson) – 5/5*
02.    Miller's Crossing (1990, Coen) – 5/5*

03.    Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (Amelie) (2001, Jeunet) – 5/5*
04.    L.A. Confidential (1997, Hanson) – 5/5*
05.    The Godfather (1972, Ford Coppola) – 5/5*
06.    No Country For Old Men (2007, Coen & Coen) – 5/5* 
07.    Wall-E (2008, Stanton) – 4.5/5*
08.    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2006, Black) – 4.5/5*
09.    American Beauty (1999, Mendes) – 4.5/5****
10.    The Proposition (2005, Hillcoat) – 4.5/5*

11.    Ohayô (Good Morning) (1959, Ozu) – 4.5/5
12.    The Philadelphia Story (1940, Cukor) – 4.5/5
13.    North by Northwest (1959, Hitchcock) – 4.5/5
14.    O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, Coen) – 4.5/5*
15.    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Kubrick) – 4.5/5
16.    Ikiru (1952, Kurosawa) – 4.5/5
17.    Up (2009, Docter & Peterson) – 4.5/5
18.    Pulp Fiction (1994, Tarantino) – 4.5/5*
19.    The Shawshank Redemption (1994, Darabont) – 4.5/5**
20.    Casablanca (1942, Curtiz) – 4.5/5*

21.    12 Angry Men (1957, Lumet) – 4.5/5*
22.    Road to Perdition (2002, Mendes) – 4.5/5***
23.    Moon (2009, Jones) – 4.5/5
24.    City Lights (1931, Chaplin) – 4/5
25.    A History of Violence (2005, Cronenberg) – 4/5*
26.    Une femme est une femme (A Woman is a Woman) (1961, Godard) – 3.5/5
27.    Funny People (2009, Apatow) – 3.5/5
28.    The Young Victoria (2009, Vallée) – 3/5

SHORT FILMS

01.    Rabbit Seasoning (1952, Jones) – 4.5/5
02.    Presto (2008, Sweetland) – 4.5/5*

03.    Au Bout du Monde (At the Ends of the Earth) (1999, Bronzit) – 4.5/5
04.    Rabbit Fire (1951, Jones) – 4.5/5*
05.    The Tell-Tale Heart (1953, Parmelee) – 4.5/5
06.    Duck! Rabbit, Duck! (1953, Jones) – 4/5
07.    The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (2005, Trousdale) – 4/5*
08.    World Cinema (2007, Coen & Coen) – 4/5
09.    Partly Cloudy (2009, Sohn) – 4/5
10.    The Sharktank Redemption (2000, Van Doren) – 3/5

Decade Breakdown
2000s - 18
90s - 06
80s - 00
70s - 01
60s - 02
50s - 08
40s - 02
30s - 01
20s - 00
10s - 00
1900s - 00


Top 10 Performances of September
01.    Kevin Spacey as Lester Burnham (American Beauty, 1999)
02.    Takashi Shimura as Kenji Watanabe (Ikiru, 1952)
03.    Audrey Tautou as Amélie Poulain (Amelie, 2001)
04.    Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh (No Country For Old Men, 2007)
05.    Annette Bening as Carolyn Burnham (American Beauty, 1999)
06.    John Turturro as Bernie Bernbaum (Miller's Crossing, 1990)
07.    Danny Huston as Arthur Burns (The Proposition, 2005)

08.    James Stewart as Macaulay Connor (The Philadelphia Story, 1940)
09.    Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Brendan (Brick, 2005)
10.    Claude Rains as Captain Renault (Casablanca, 1942)


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/10/2009 1:41:01 PM   
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Lots of good points in there, Dantes. I agree about the director, although I did think he did quite well in making a corner of Ireland look convincingly like urban west coast US.


I didn't know that. You're right, that was convincing.

Don't you find it annoying when a good premise is ruined by someone who really should hand it someone else?

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/10/2009 1:43:32 PM   
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In Bruges is a gem that will probably never get old, layered and brilliant.



Good to know In Bruges will never be layered or brilliant. Means I don't have to watch it.


Fuck.

You.



Also, watch it. Or is this another one of those "I don't want to watch any films from the South Korean New Wave because I'm too busy being an obtuse elitist who wants to run films out of North Korea" things?



Send me your DVD via air-mail and I will watch it.


You should watch it, James. I know I'm biased because McDonagh wrote Pillowman and that will always get him a pass from me, but it really is a good film.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/10/2009 1:44:30 PM   
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23 films worthy of at least 4.5/5 in one month?

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/10/2009 1:49:09 PM   
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Lots of good points in there, Dantes. I agree about the director, although I did think he did quite well in making a corner of Ireland look convincingly like urban west coast US.


I didn't know that. You're right, that was convincing.

Don't you find it annoying when a good premise is ruined by someone who really should hand it someone else?


I wouldn't even have checked if it wasn't for the high number of recognisable British actors who turned up. That just seemed odd for a US film.

I'd have thought about the script as well - I think the issue of altruism was interesting enough (although not original - I think the last time I saw it was an episode of Medium with a serial killer who also took people in pairs). But I'm sure it could have been much better done than it was.

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ORIGINAL: Deviation] LIKE AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS TOO. IT MADE ME LAUGH A LOT AND THOUGHT IT WAS WITTY. ALSO I FEEL SLOWLY DYING INSIDE. I KEEP AGREEING WITH ELAB.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 3/10/2009 1:49:21 PM   
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23 films worthy of at least 4.5/5 in one month?


I was rewatching a load of old favourites for the Top 1000. Weren't you?


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She's supposed to be 13! I'd want her to be very attractive though


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Stop being mean to Deviation

No.

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