Onnatachi is the result of two girls living in different countries, and who have different lives and different dreams. They would have never met if not for one fateful day on ICQ (The gods must have not been paying attention to let this happen). As time passed, and the topics of Hanakimi and bishounen never seemed to pass, they discovered some disturbing facts regarding their sanity and their undying love for purty bois. They both found out they thought in sync, and shared the same brainwave... One day, Charlene offered to create a shared blog between these two scary onna, and here we are!
Anna. 17. Female. Currently residing in Hong Kong. Her streak of insanity (which she tries to conceal, but never quite succeeds in doing so...) increases exponentially day by day, much to the chargin of her best friends. She is multilingual, but tends to forget which language she's supposed to be speaking, and at the most inopportune times too. Only hoping to get through her A levels intact, she still dreams of attending University at in the UK to study English Literature...
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Charlene. 17. Lives in Singapore. Absolutely evil but sweet (is this an oxymoron?), and wishes to do English Literature at University. She is the webmistress of Shizukesa, and controls the html+layout on Onnatachi-V.Fortunately for her idiotic computer illit. twin, she's v.good at this XD. Anime, webdesign, manga, music and of course, BISHOUNEN rule her world. V.kind, v.compassionate and a wonderful listener (though in our case, it's more like a wonderful reader -_-a), she is the best friend anyone would ask for. Together with Anna, she plans to dominate the world XD
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¤ Monday, June 6, 2005
Just to ask though... does anyone even use pitas anymore?
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¤ Wednesday, December 31, 2003 RAW has a new layout and tons of updates! Go go go~!
And HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone! (though it's not time yet but what the hey)
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¤ Thursday, December 25, 2003
Merry Christmas, Everyone!!
...I'm afraid blogging has become v.sporadic, whether at Onnatachi, or LJ... -_-;;
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¤ Monday, December 1, 2003
Hello hello! If you're wondering about the lack of updates--no, i haven't run dry on things to talk about and my life hasn't come to a complete standstill as some would like to believe, but i've been channeling my blogging activity here! i wanted to keep it private for a long time (hmm, for no other reason than to soothe my paranoid insecurities) but i guess i don't really see the point in that anymore. go go livejournal! receiving commentary is fun~!
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¤ Monday, November 10, 2003
I recently bought Confessions of Love by Uno Chiyo and read in the introduction how she was such a beauty she received a love letter written in blood, and her own life was so spectacular and scandalous (jumping from husband and home to husband and home--i don't think she even filed for divorce! and keep in mind this was some decades back--she died at 98, btw) that she inspired almost some sort of cult following in Japan, being a famous female figure.
So i searched for a photo of her, and it was kinda hard to find (surprising!) but I did finally turn up one and she's one of the most beautiful Japanese women I've ever seen. o_O; (scroll down to the bottom, look at the photo on the left)
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¤ Monday, November 10, 2003
Another plug, sorry. XD RAW has a new poll up and if you're interested, please go vote.
I spent the weekend cleaning my room (dust bunnies are truly a force to be reckoned with) and going to work, and after that I slept and read Banana Yoshimoto's Amrita. Still reading it, it's her lengthiest novel but not her best in my opinion. =/
Hmm...I've seen Killbill and I think it's great but I have one question: How on earth does she get past airline immigration with the sword? Are they that lax in Japan? (hmm, then again samurai originated from there) Can't imagine anything close to that ever happening in Singapore.
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¤ Sunday, November 9, 2003 Updated! This is a layout I'd finished months ago, but left on my hard drive for a long time in the hope of finishing some other substantial site updates along with it. Too bad... ;_; (the only thing remotely close to that I did was update some site linkage sections. RAW has been the only site I've been touching on a semi-regular basis--speaking of which, it badly needs a new layout) And, I also missed its third anniversary! I'm such a bad webmistress...
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¤ Friday, November 7, 2003
Hmm...H for Hentai??? ^_^v
Exam is over! I'm free free free! Hahaaaaa~~~~~!
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¤ Wednesday, November 5, 2003
Omg... I am SO sorry about that!!!
That's my friend, H -_- I was going to write an entry when he asked if he could write in it. Ugh. I should have known ~_~;;
I've been busy- busy busy busy, doing crap and work etc etc etc. All I really want to do now is just lie down and get a good solid 8 hour sleep. Maybe I'll do that tonight- and do some essay writing tomorrow. Bah, we'll see.
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¤ Wednesday, November 5, 2003
Instead of your usual bullshit that i put up on this excuse for a weblog, we'll be having a guest blogger come in and tell you a pleasant story about eccentric rapists.
The first story involves a person... who freud would classify as sexually confused. See instead of just raping the girl and killing them off like most rapists usually do, he would give them an enema first, then fuck their asses- make them shit on his dick and then the victims would have to lick it off along with semen and urine. Afterward he would stab the victim's belly button, and start fucking that too. Finally, he would remove both eye balls and start fucking the sockets... mind you the victim is still alive screaming in agony.
enjoy your lunches.
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¤ Sunday, November 2, 2003
Poo...Pitas lost a couple of our more recent entries. >_<; (well, I'll just be glad this happens once in a while--next to never)
Life has been quite busy, regardless of our promo exams being completed. I got promoted no problem, with grades i more or less expected. it was a big wake-up call listening to all the teachers tell me things like as long as i'm not getting a's, i'm underperforming. though i know better than to let things like that get me down (hell, nobody really gets all a's in arts promos--in AJ anyway!), i just can't shake this really bad feeling.
okay, boring introspective paragraph coming up. sometime along the year (i think after the first three months of jc) i kinda lost it for studying--not studying per se, but taking joy from learning. i really felt happy with my life then, but i honestly don't know what happened after that that made me switch off completely during lectures, choosing to fiddle with my pen instead of listening, and not participating in tutorials at all. school became something of a big waste of time (just as it was in sec sch). and then of course i fell behind, and then found it too difficult to catch up, and gave myself (and others) the excuse that it was just impossible and everyone really was smarter than i. the truth of the matter is, there'll always be people who're smarter than me, but if i work hard and do my best, i know at least that the fulfillment i get from that will be more than not studying and getting grades i never worked for. (this is true, i'm not trying to sound uppity, but i speak from experience) EG. i never valued the grades i got in lit in sec sch (i usually was one of the top students in the level), but until the teacher started to point out other people's good essays, i began to take it seriously and could honestly say the grade i got at prelims was one i worked hard for, which was so satisfying it made me want to pursue lit--indefinitely.
well, right now i can only pull myself together in the one week i've got before the chinese ao level exam next friday. (gawd, why do these things EXIST!?) i'll study really hard next year!
okay, onto other things. (phew! this is a really long entry--but after such a long time i guess it's expected?) the job is getting old. i mean it's fun and all, especially when business is slow and then my co-workers will start talking to me. (all of them are quite fun) but when customers just start piling in, the manager takes every opportunity to scowl at me and point out all my mistakes. ;_; (she does this to everyone--even the most experienced ppl, but it really is scary) the chefs are the funniest people in the restaurant, and they'll huddle together all the time, and gaze at all the busy goings-on through the smoke of cooking food when they're free. it's pretty intimidating at first, but after that it's just funny. and, they terrorize young 17 yr old newbies like yours truly!
"charlene!" *stern look, beckons*
*all the chefs watching me* "you got a boyfriend?"
"how old are you?"
*surprised exclamations* "okay, quick tell us which of us big men you prefer and we'll be your boyfriend."
"uh...uhhhhh...." *customer comes in and i yell irasshaimase to get away*
but honestly, the people at the workplace must not have seen many girls because all of them seem to think i'm nice looking, even the old aunties chopping radishes at the back of the kitchen! which is a great consolation for all the mean stuff the manager does to me. (i know it's expected, that's how the working world is, but i really wonder when she'll quit it!)
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¤ Sunday, October 26, 2003
It's been QUITE a while ^^;;
I'm afraid I've been rather preoccupied with the joys of LJ *rolls eyes* and Real Life. Despite the fact that I'm on holiday.. well. I've still been rather busy.
I have a new computer now- Windows XP, finally. Now I get to install all my evil software and finally get my NetMD to work (though I'm most likely selling THAT too).
Ow. I... broke some of my nails, down to the tender parts (why does that sound so weird?) and typing's a real bitch. Owowow O_o
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¤ Saturday, October 4, 2003
I've been studying crazy hard for the promos next week! I reeeaaally hope I can do semi-okay. It's strange how at the a level standard a lot of studying can't really save your butt anymore. T__T
I've been sad, staring forlornly at mIRC wondering why oh why Kodocha can't be available from episode 38 onwards... Why didn't they just continue making the VHS eps available?? Kodocha in bad quality is still Kodocha, and it makes no difference... I guess it's a blessing in disguise though, downloading 102 episodes right before promos wouldn't exactly be a wise thing to do...
Manga-renting with LX has revived my passion! (We've resolved to stop at least over the exam week though, relax) I actually reserved all 8 volumes of Nana (which I rented ions ago but never bought) and they all came today, and that means I have to scrape up $64 somehow over the course of the next two weeks! o__O;;
Just for fun, here are two of my favourite lovepoems of all time. Yayness!
Alright, back to monopoly vs perfect competition now! ^_^;;
PS: I updated the links! Please visit the new ones! ^_^
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¤ Tuesday, September 30, 2003 Here, for the Singaporeans (and non-Singaporeans, if you can get it ;D) acquainted with bad english. An absolute legend, according to my friend who chats with him on a regular basis (and gets his kicks out of recording the bad english). XDD It's almost as bad as engrish.com, maybe in some ways worse (or better, depending on how you see it).
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¤ Monday, September 22, 2003
A girl's life just isn't complete without shopping. Today turned out most unexpectedly well!
I went shopping at Toa Payoh with Amanda and LX, and bought a shirt, 3/4 pants and a mini skirt! *^___^* I almost wanted to get this huge sweater which cost $3 but resisted, cos it hardly seemed practical in our weather. I don't know...I'm kinda regretting not getting it LOL. It was big and comfy and not very hot at all.
Anyhow, when I got home and checked my mailbox, I realized that my Yumpop makeup pouch and black T shirt had arrived! Not only that, but a letter from my dearest Jeevan, PLUS a formal letter from my ex-school inviting me back to collect my Lit Book Prize in some ceremony. It also appears that I will also receive the Combined Humanities Prize, which no one had told me about. o__O;;; Anyhow, I'm happy.
Need to go study now..lululu
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¤ Monday, September 22, 2003
~_~ Somewhere in between the rush of last week and now...
I bought Viggo Mortensen's artbook Signlanguage. It's good. It's fantastic- and I'll be using it for my art study, along with Tom Wood, whose style is REALLY similar to Mortensens'. Never call me a useless fangirl- I spend money when I need to XD.
Got myself a LJ, if only because I need an account to reply -_-; Thanks to Steph for the code. Spent insane amounts of time yesterday fixing it, when I should have been doing my drama...
Listened to Bjork and Tori Amos all day yesterday and today. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not ^^;;
Went out and bought various VCDs... Edward Scissorhands, Nick of Time, Blow, The Astronaut's Wife... You can see where this is leading to ^^; Johnny Depp's fast becoming an obsession with me (when I have time =_= I've got about 10 new VCDs I need to watch -_-)... it just really reminds me that I'm still in my teens, instead of that (self-proclaimed) higher-place where I can sneer at immature teenyboppers XDXDXD. Then again, HK's less about Teenyboppers and more about drugabusers *shrug*
Just a small request... I know this is very stupid of me, but to apply to a university in the States, do you have to request a catalogue + application form to apply? I get confused because with the UK, there's just one form I need to use, and that applies for all the Universities I'm applying to in the UK... and the school uses electronic applications so... ~_~;; Very uninformed and therefore IGNORANT here.
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¤ Monday, September 15, 2003
18 seconds to my Ultra Maniac episode 7 download to finish!!! Goddammit hurry it up so I can go to sleep by 11 and get up at 4 to watch the 8Kodocha episodes I'm downloading overnight on a computer that has been running about 4 days and counting, despite the fact that my promotional examinations are in 3 weeks and I haven't studied and if I fail I'll have to redo my J1 year!
Okay, the dl's done. Ja!
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¤ Sunday, September 14, 2003
There is a certain emotion you feel, when you're fuming. Fuming, seething, and radiating frustrated irritation for miles around. It's the sort of anger you feel when you know you're not allowed to let it out, so you keep it to yourself. The dangers of this is... well, it does have to come out some time. And when it does, there will be a very loud bang and possibly some overturned furniture. I'm a practical person though- I throw what can't be broken.
God I hate being a teenager, and my god, I hate living to the expectation as an obedient, if slighty unruly daughter, instead of a human being with a mind. I ask where the supposed intelligence I have is- my parents assume I'm intelligent, yet they don't consider the fact that intelligence has a MIND. Not mindless coopoeration and obedience- the fact that I'm not allowed to question or rebel really IRKS me. Whether I possess intellect or not.
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¤ Friday, September 12, 2003
Kyaaaaa!!! Today has been one of the happiest days of my life. Today, was the day, I discovered the beauty of BitTorrent. Well yes, it's been around for ages, but well, I am slow. When I started up the download for Inuyasha episode 123 on BitTorrent and saw the download speed, it felt like the first day I got Broadband and saw the Rurouni Kenshin Seishouhen downloading at speeds I'd never before dared to imagine. (I used to be on 28k, pity me!) Which is to say, euphoric. Or more than that. Yes, definitely more than that.
So I spent the day watching Inuyasha #123 and the 2nd Inuyasha movie which was ultra fantastic by the way. It was great quality, and downloaded within 4 hours, 4 bloody hours!!! It usually takes that number of days on iMesh. Here, some nice Inuyasha movie spoilers [highlight to read, because I care for the poor unspoiled fools who have yet to be acquainted with the greatness of the production]:
The movie was everything I dreamed of in my favourite Inuyasha episode. It had loads of Kagura in it, Naraku being eradicated like the giant BUG he is (though it wasn't for real but seeing it happen was enough), a truly beautiful Inuyasha-Kagome scene with great accompanying music for ambience *_*, Sango and Miroku standing side by side in romantic atmosphere without his hand on her ass, Shippou being cute, and an EVEN BETTER Inuyasha-Kagome scene in which they KISS!!!!! AAAAHHH, they KISS! But really, it was so so good, everyone should see it, fans or non-fans.
There. And now I have seen the first three eps of Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu and have fallen greatly in love. It's all that I dreamed Full Metal Panic the first season would become!!! Wow, I'm a happy camper. I'm also downloading Ultra Maniac, a series by Wataru Yoshizumi, which is fantastic since I've always wanted to watch anime of manga by her and missed Marmalade Boy. (oh I could kill myself...)
I'm so happy. Ureshikatta. ;___________;
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¤ Thursday, September 11, 2003
I watched Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Please tell me they're going to have a sequel... it was bloody brilliant!!! Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom's interaction was incredible, and I loved it! JD, I love thee XDXD savvy?
Sorry ^^;; I'm afraid my going "KYAAAAAAAAAAAAAA JOHNNY!!!!!" and my sister going "KYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ORLANDOOOOO! ELFBOY!!!" isn't conductive to rational thought ^^;; my sister's here for the lantern festival- it's a holiday in Korea. Three days, they get though! I had to go to school today -_- and I still feel hot from playing Interhouse Netball. Then again, I got injured in the first game, played the second and then just went off court after that ^^;;
BETH!!! THANK YOU FOR THE RECS!!! I LOVE YOU MUAH!
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¤ Tuesday, September 9, 2003
I hate to ask, but RAW needs a bit of extra space, as the screencap section is eating into the bandwidth of my free host, rendering that section inaccessible half of the time. I would truly appreciate if someone, anyone offer me help of any kind regarding this. Thanks very much. ^_^
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¤ Monday, September 8, 2003
I saw Pirates of The Carribean twice! Oh man, I am SO on the verge of making a Jack Sparrow layout...he has just got to be one of the best movie characters ever this year! Johnny Depp has almost shot up to Ralph Fiennes status in my book. Almost. The one week vacation began today. I went with a couple of classmates to do some CIP (community involvement project) work today...we gift wrapped hundreds of things, ranging from bags to um, funny treasure chest-like ornaments. Quaint. It seems they're really short-handed over there, I felt kinda useful to be doing something with time I otherwise would've spent watching anime till my eyeballs dry up.
Anime! Azumanga Daioh is simply sweet! Ayumu Kasuga (aka Oosaka) is unimaginably adorable (even more than Chiyo, if that's possible) and both my mom and I go all googly-eyed when she comes on. I'm also downloading Ai Yori Aoshi cos I've had a Newtype poster of Aoi up for the longest time and have had no idea who she is, just a cute little Japanese girl in a purple kimono. I've heard it's kinda Love Hina-ish...I didn't like LH. =/
I've succeeded in getting LX to like manga so much, she's been reading nonstop and sleeping an average of 3 hours a night cos of Hanakimi. Waahaha! Next, the world! I'll try to get QH hooked on Inuyasha then. 122 episodes, a lifetime commitment! *slinks away to the echo of manic laughter*
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¤ Monday, September 1, 2003
First day back to school. Higher Education meeting and working on our personal statements, updating CVs, getting A Level results back... the works. I'll just be a little splat on the floor over there...
*staggers back out*
Oh, and one more thing. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!
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¤ Saturday, August 30, 2003
We have a long weekend!! Monday is Teacher's Day, so yeah! I have tons of Futurama episodes to watch so double yeah! And the latest Inuyasha eps are downloading so triple yeah!! But I also have a shitload of work so that's not too good. *cries*
I did some more translating for Hanakimi Project today, and everyone is working their butts off so we'll have a wonderful meaty update for our anniversary coming up!! *happy*
Okay, I have to accompany my mom to the doctor. Seems she has a nasty case of food poisoning... Be back later!
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¤ Thursday, August 28, 2003
HAH!! I KNEW IT!!! It was XP that was fucking up Onnatachi!!!!
HI everyone~ I'm back (to the silence of crickets... they never sounded so LOUD). I'm in HK again, and with my crappy Win98 edition, I can see ONNATACHI. The layout is beautiful, as always and a pinch more, Charlene *hugs*.
It's strange, how Summer flew by, even if it WAS boring. There's not much to say, only that the flight back was horrible. I passed the entire day in a haze, because I didn't get a wink of sleep the night before (too much Iced Tea at Bennigans will do that to me). So not-so-merrily I go out, with my somewhat heavy trunk. It was raining.. a LOT. And in the process of walking down FOUR steps, I tripped in the rain, landing on my knee-shin area. My luggage didn't linger- it fell on me. I later found out it was 30Kg. And it WAS raining. I should have taken the slope, not the stairs -_-. Oh yes, and my sandals broke... my lovely new Elle sandals I wore for the goddamn prom. So that was that. I tried walking in the rain with my broken sandals when I remembered leaving behind my mother's medicine. So off I go back... changed shoes (...thank god I had a pair of my mother's stuff left, my sisters' feet are two sizes too big for me), and once again trudged back. Took a taxi... went to the city air terminal, got my stuff sent to the airport. I had time left, so lingered around COEX mall.. when Mater called and told me to take the 4.00 airport limousine instead of the 4.30 cuz it's RAINING. I did what she told me to.... and ended up at the airport two hours earlier than my boarding time. As for the flight... the seats were small, cramped, and somehow I ended up in a seat which STUCK OUT.. there were two seats in front of me, and I was the first row of three seaters, to the aisle. If I stretched my legs, people would trip. So I spent three hours and a half cramped up.
I doubt you've read this far.
But I'm here. And still tired as hell.
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¤ Saturday, August 16, 2003
PS: Anna, did you get my email!? Do you still have problems viewing Onnatachi??? =/
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¤ Saturday, August 16, 2003
I met Selene today!! ^___^ It was only for about five minutes, but it was really great!! (She's really pretty in real life...! :D) We walked about a bit in the Kino manga section and then I had to go and find Li Xuan who had disappeared.
I went to school for my history and GP tests this morning (I fell asleep over my notes last night at ten PM and had to get up at 5 AM this morning to study :[) and then Li Xuan and I braved the stormy rain (which lightened up about ten minutes after we ran through and got soaked pretty bad) and both of us went to get my new EZ-link card made, cos it got stolen last week. Then we walked around North Point for ages as we waited, then went to Orchard and wasted more time by walking around aimlessly until I went to church and then went out with my cousin, her boyfriend and my auntie to celebrate my auntie's birthday! We had REALLY GOOD food at Adam Food Court (some place near Newton, you have to drive there) and after that Candice returned me my Murakami books and lent me other new books. :D
Yeah, I had a really good day.
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¤ Sunday, August 10, 2003
Um... whatfuck... I can't open Onnatachi!!!!
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¤ Sunday, August 10, 2003
I spent my half-day on Friday at the PL Funfair, where I met tons of people I recognized and almost all the teachers who used to hate me, and two who didn't. ^_^ After that I went walking around Orchard with Li Xuan, and then met Jeevan for dinner. (Yum! Far East chicken rice is yum! That is, the Indonesian one not the Hainanese one.)
On Saturday I slept in (happiness *_*) and then watched The Graduate (I have a hopeless crush on Dustin Hoffman now--it's true.) and the South Park movie, simply because I wanted to watch it again. Then I took a long nap until 730pm and woke up to watch the National Day Parade, and Jurassic Park. I'm such a bum.
This morning I slept in again (but only because I stayed up till 4 rewatching American Beauty) and then my mom made me clean the house cos someone stole my handphone (along with my uniform, swell huh?) and I want to get a new one and I can't except if she finances it.
So there, my weekend. I think I need to do something that resembles work today.
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¤ Friday, August 8, 2003
Finally....wow, I'm so so tired so please forgive the short entry. I'm just about ready to drop asleep. Image is from here (rotating galleries, so the DNAngel one is no longer up), and text used in the head and on the layout is from Plath'sLove is A Parallax. Enjoy~
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