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SonicPanther

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« on: 02-11-2008 23:31 »

Title by popular demand. Shippers' thread #8. We're on a roll!

It appears as if we're temporarily out of intelligent things to discuss (again...) so let's start this off with some alternative (or downright nasty) 'ships.

 
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Originally posted by SonicPanther:
Have you guys ever wondered how Zoidberg keeps living, even through all of the pain he is put through every day?

There's always someone to wipe away his tears.


"He was the only one of you that never struck me!"
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Originally posted by SpaceCase:
Easy stomach...
[*Hurk*]

'Scuse me!
[*Runs*]

coldangel

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« Reply #1 on: 02-11-2008 23:36 »

I think the alternative ships are a joke that's gotten a bit old.

liek, omg, Fry should totally marry... A SHOE!
SonicPanther

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« Reply #2 on: 02-11-2008 23:42 »

"I guess I'll just go home and marry a skunk..."
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #3 on: 02-12-2008 07:35 »

Oh my god coldy is talking like a Valley girl. The world is going to end!!

I don't care how disturbing that picture is it's still wery, wery sweet.

Zim- Why is there bacon in the soap?!?!

Gir- I made it myself!
SpaceCase

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« Reply #4 on: 02-12-2008 20:12 »

 
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Originally posted by SonicPanther:
"I guess I'll just go home and marry a skunk..."
You... might want to talk to Ralph Snart about that.  roll eyes
Not meaning to impune Mrs. Snart...
Frisco17

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« Reply #5 on: 02-12-2008 21:39 »
« Last Edit on: 02-12-2008 21:39 »

 
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Originally posted by coldangel_1:
I think the alternative ships are a joke that's gotten a bit old.

At least we aren't being assaulted by the dreaded Trek Slash anymore.

(I wonder if I should add that to the "in joke" section of wikipeelia? Meh, I'll figure it out tomorrow.)
fryandlemon

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« Reply #6 on: 02-13-2008 00:18 »
« Last Edit on: 02-13-2008 00:18 »

Ah, back to basics..


"Looks like everybody has somebody... Except me..."
"And me.."


"I'm lonely and you're lonely, but together, we're lonely together."


"I'm thinking of having a window installed."
"I think the view's perfect already."
"Aww, that's the corniest thing i've ever heard - Let me show you to the bedroom!"
"Wait.."


"What was that?!"
"Oh nothing."


"I don't care if you're not the most important person in the universe, Fry.  It really makes me happy to see you."
"Then I am the most important person in the universe."


"I thought maybe if you heard a familiar voice, it might keep your mind together.  But who know's if it really got through."
"It got through, Fry.  It got through."


"Please don't stop playing, Fry.  I want to hear how it ends." 

We all do.
NastyInThePasty

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« Reply #7 on: 02-13-2008 00:32 »
« Last Edit on: 02-13-2008 00:32 »

Aw.   love

JUST GO OUT WITH HIM, LEELA! If Fry and Amy could date, break up, and still remain friends, then there's no excuse. Thanks to Lars, you know the mature, loving man he can become.

EDIT: Whooo-hoooo! I'm a delivery boy!   big grin
fryandlemon

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« Reply #8 on: 02-13-2008 19:27 »
« Last Edit on: 02-13-2008 19:27 »









I'm feeling random...
km73

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« Reply #9 on: 02-13-2008 19:46 »

Aww, the elves are so cute.
Randomness is good.

 
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If Fry and Amy could date, break up, and still remain friends, then there's no excuse.

*sigh* But that was different... Amy didn't have as much to lose as Leela; or as much as Leela thinks she does...
Frisco17

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« Reply #10 on: 02-13-2008 20:51 »

Thinks being the operative word. It's my "Double or Nothing" theory.

 
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Originally posted by Frisco17:
I  think what Archonix was talking about is what I call the "double or nothing" situation. Where Leela thinks that if she gets close to Fry and then something goes wrong she'll lose him as a friend. Since he's the only real friend she has she's happy to maintain the status quo rather than risk losing Fry entirely. Granted that would never happen because of Fry's determination but that's how it is in her head.
HipNoJoe
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« Reply #11 on: 02-13-2008 22:07 »

Where are the breezy short-shorts?

Double or Nothing sounds right, but there's a number of times when she just seems to be thinking that Fry is not good enough for her and of course there's a time or two when she is very explicit about that, like in Cyber House.
Leela: "Fry, I just wanna try dating a normal man, who if you go somewhere with him no one says he's crummy. I think I deserve that once in life."

Of course we know he'd be really good to her; she would never go a day without feeling really appreciated. I don't think that for Fry the honeymoon period would ever end.
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #12 on: 02-13-2008 22:30 »

Firstly, I'd like to welcome the 8th thread!!!

Secondly, I'd like to sneak myself into this conversation.... *shifty eyes*

I agree with HipNoJoe on this "Double or Nothing". I think it's a great example of how real life is sometimes. It shows that the writers do care to get to us. Leela is probably still a little trapped in her past where she was always hurt but is also trying to let go, so she has some words like Cyber House showed us in the quote above my post. She also may be a bit shy as to showing a more softer side of herself. She's too hard, and thinks that Fry may try to take advantage of the situation which isn't true at all....or is it? Ya never know with Fry. But with that, I lean towards a simple "no".


I'd like to welcome myself back.  wink
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #13 on: 02-13-2008 22:46 »

The double or nothing theory sounds spot on. (Britishy mood today)
SonicPanther

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« Reply #14 on: 02-13-2008 22:51 »

I am going to set out to prove that we've had this discussion in every official shipper thread and both Deep Down threads.
bend_her

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« Reply #15 on: 02-14-2008 01:48 »

* Rolls out a red carpet for Zoidy *

As for the double-or-nothing theory, wouldn't it change things in season 4 after Leela found out about her parents? After that, Fry is not the only person she's close to in the world.

* doesn't care if this has been said in previous ship threads *
Xanfor

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« Reply #16 on: 02-14-2008 13:13 »

 
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Originally posted by SonicPanther:
I am going to set out to prove that we've had this discussion in every official shipper thread and both Deep Down threads.

Don't bother. We have.

I've also breathed today. And every other day in my life. Except for that one time when I almost died.

Speaking of which, I've had the influenza this past week, so that why I've been critically absent. Trapped, all alone in a closed room with nothing but a copy of Pride and Prejudice and a college calculus textbook.

I read them both.

Incidently, this is the anti-shippyest thread title we've ever had. Shipping Statute 437-B prohibits romantic relations between coworkers.

Wait, I correct myself. That's Interstellar Shipping Statute 437-B. I don't know what PEEL Shipping Statute 437-B says, but I do know that InterPEEL Shipping Statute 437-B prohibits stating that Leela does not consider Fry as future husband/ boyfriend material. So that's alright then. Nice title, fine lass.



The penalty for violating InterPEEL Shipping Statute 437-B is having to listen to me commencing a two hour sobbing session.

Now you know!

To continue...

I should warn you all, I accidentally bumped the original original shippers' thread a few units of time ago while attempting to copy and repost the following. A wrong button here, a wrong button there, and me without my quarterstaff. It's officially closed, so please do refrain from posting in it. It would be extremely damaging to anyone with a reputation. Which I lost a long time ago, if indeed I ever possessed it. So... Apathy reigns supreme until it drops back into the depths, Ok?

*hopes*


 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
I DO think that Leela was the "other one" Nibbler was referring to - but I don't think it was a hint they were meant for eachother or anything. I think Nibbler deliberately froze Fry at that time for a reason. After all - if he had been frozen any earlier - he wouldn't have met Bender (who played a vital roll in Fry's getaway from Leela) and if he had froze him any later that day - he wouldn't have met Leela (keep in mind that I think Fry was her last unfreezing for that day, as she said she wanted to make it quick so she could get to new years celebrations). Now - the freezing moment would have had to occur within 30 seconds of that time so Fry could have met both Leela and Bender, right?

Now - let's keep in mind that if Fry hadn't managed to escape that far (thanks to Bender bending the bars), he probably wouldn't have convinced Leela to join Planet Express. Now, what does this have to do with Nibbler's comment? Well, look - almost every time Fry has almost died, it's been Leela who saved him. If it wasn't for Leela - Fry wouldn't have survived. I think Nibbler refers to Leela as "the other" because she is pretty much Fry's protector, and the rest of the stuff I brought up pretty much explains why Nibbler would have had to have frozen Fry at that moment.

So, basically - I don't think Nibbler's comment had anything to do with Fry and Leela's love life or anything - I think it was simply because Leela is the sole reason Fry hasn't died yet. Although this is just some theory I've come up with - it does make sense. Perhaps they were planning to explain it later on, but until I see proof of that - I'm sticking with my "Fry's protector" theory.

Maybe it will be explained in The Devils Hands Are Idle Playthings, considering that seems to be the only unaired Fry & Leela heavy episode left. Damn... this post went on quicker than I expected. Oh well, at least I've shared my little "other one" explanation here.

 
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Originally posted by boingo2000:
Beamer, that's a good theory.  A damn good theory.  Although we see in Why of Fry that Nibbler has no knowledge, so it does assume that the Nibblonian's prophecy was unusually specfic for that kind of thing. But hell, who am I to say it wasn't?  Unfortunatly, "Devil's Hands" aside, I don't think they had time enough to really go into it before FOX pulled the plug.  It does seem like a Futurama-style thing to do though, doesn't it?  To have Nibbler say later on: "You thought that... You and... Oh, no, she's just your guardian.  Sorry to lead you on."

 
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Originally posted by David A:
This "other" business reminds me of a line from The Books of Magic.

For those of you not familiar with it, The Books of Magic was a comic book series by John Ney Reiber (based on an earlier miniseries by Neil Gaiman, of Sandman fame).  It was the story of Tim Hunter, an ordinary boy who learns that he has the potential to become the greatest magician of his time (something referred to as "an opener" or "the opener" by various characters throughout the series).

Anyway, at one point in the series, there were these gargoyles spying on Tim and his girlfriend, Molly.  After observing Tim and Molly for a while, one of the gargoyles said, "He's an opener, isn't he?  And that girl, she's his other."

Unfortunately, we never got to find out what that meant.  Not long afterwards, John Ney Reiber left the book.  The new writer took it in a different sort of direction and apparently decided that Molly wasn't "the other" after all.  "The other" turned out to be this evil version of Tim from an alternate universe who was travelling from universe to universe, killing all of the other Tim Hunters, so that he could be the one, true Tim Hunter.

Nibbler's line about Leela being "the other" always made me think of that gargoyle saying that Molly was Tim's "other".  I suppose that we'll never find out what Nibbler meant, though; just like we never found out what that gargoyle meant.

 
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Originally posted by Evil Abe:
I believe the "other" reference was referring to a relationship between Leela and Fry. 

1)  First off I don't buy the guardian theory because Leela does save Fry often.  Fry as almost died a few times but have been save by others such as car crash in PYHOMS by Zoidyberg.  The suicide both in the Pilot with Bender.  The waterfall in MU he was saved by Gunther. 

2)  The reason for my thinking is when Fry tells Nibbler Leela does think much of him, Nibbler says don't give up and he will do what we can.  So what does Nibbler do in a thousand years lets himself become Leela's cute little pet.  This is not just to watch Fry, because if this was the plan he would have become Fry's pet somehow.  I think he became Leela pet to help breakdown some of those emotional barriers she has by being cute.  Leela is a lot more open with her feels around/with Nibbler.  Even though Nibbloians don't like being considered cute. 

3)  Now this is just a possible theory.  Maybe just maybe this why in ISTE Bender was able to flush Nibbler and why he did not just come back on his own.  I think Nibbler could out think Bender and return on his own.  The reason being Nibbler wanted Leela to go to sewers.  He probably new she was a mutant and not an alien and thought bring her there she might run into her long lost parents.

 
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Originally posted by futz:
If you check the Alien Language Signs section at The Leela Zone/Futurama Madhouse you'll under the "My Three Sons" set there is a poster behind Leela as she is walking down the street with Fry. It says "The Eye Will Come". In Fry's Opera in Devil's Hands" his lyrics refer to Leela as "like a baby Moses" that might deliver her people. We don't know if that would be mutants, humans, or the Universe yet. Perhaps Fry is starting to have unconscious flashes of the future due his exposure to time travel.

It was Leela who checked Fry's genetics when he woke up. If there was anything there about being related she probably have said something. But then again, at the time she thought she was an alien. Her genetic database at her old job didn't know everything.

We tend to see the 31st century through Fry's eyes which means we're missing about a 1000 years of history.

 
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Originally posted by Shiny:
The Nibblonians are nicer than the Vorlons.  I agree they didn't know about Fry's past nastification until it "happened" (until Fry knew it happened), then they put two and two together. 

The Nibblonians took Fry's life away, but they tried to make his future life decent.  They protected his building from the destruction of the alien saucers, they kept his bank account open and gathering interest, they even made sure his favorite brand of beer survived.  They weren't out to enslave him, just make sure he was available at the crucial time.

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
I'm assuming Nibblonian prophecies are a lot like Buffy/Angel prophecies. Vague. Maybe they knew enough that he was meant to meet 'the other' at a certain timeframe but didn't know who 'the other' actually was so they couldn't just capture and hold her until the time came to use them. In order to understand why the Nibblonians did anything we would have to actually hear what the prophecy said, which may or may not happen depending on how valid the movie rumor is.

 
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Originally posted by Gopher:
Well, they already work together though, don't they? Fry couldn't have saved the world from the brain slugs without Leela's help, and Fry would probably have died 50 times over in his first year in the future without Leela to bail him out. By seasons 3 and 4 Bender probably would have saved fry if he could, but in season 1 he would most likely pointed and laughed as Fry got mugged/killed/eaten/etc.

None the less, if all Leela was supposed to do was protect fry, the Nibblonians wouldn't make such a big deal of her as "the Other" since if it came to it Nibbler could always have protected herhim.

Thinking back to "The Why of Fry" it seems that whoever the Other is (I believe it's Leela), they're clearly connected to fry, probably romantically.

 
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Originally posted by Digital Dragon:
I see three likely options:

1. Leela is significant because Fry's love for her will give him the strength to save the universe (again) at some point.

2. Leela is significant because she will be the mother of Fry's child and Fry's bloodline must be continued to have someone around immune to the brains after he dies.

3. Leela isn't significant at all and Nibbler is a manipulative bastard.


fryandlemon

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« Reply #17 on: 02-14-2008 14:45 »

 
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Incidently, this is the anti-shippyest thread title we've ever had. Shipping Statute 437-B prohibits romantic relations between coworkers.
It's the forbidden love angle... 
RobotDevilRox

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« Reply #18 on: 02-14-2008 15:31 »

Wowza, I haven't been to a shippy thread (and made an on-topic post) in a LONG time!

 
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Originally posted by Bendersfan1221:
I don't care how disturbing that picture is it's still wery, wery sweet.

So is your 'v' key malfunctioning or do you work for Romanticorp?

 
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Originally posted by fryandlemon:








I'm feeling random...

I'm still convinced they're not gay...

Dang, I should've drawn a shippy pic for today. I did last year. What is wrong with me this year? I haven't drawn anything good enough to post! Right, that's it, I'm drawing some shippy pics tonight!



Why have a signature if nobody sees it? Show off your siggie today!

Go here and go here NOW.
Sedna

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« Reply #19 on: 02-14-2008 19:26 »

Shippy pic anyone?


(reposting from last year. i was proud of this one.  smile )

Background from Astronomy  Picture Of The Day
i_need_help

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« Reply #20 on: 02-14-2008 20:09 »

Awwwww. That's a really great picture.
Frisco17

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« Reply #21 on: 02-14-2008 21:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Xanfor:
 Wait, I correct myself. That's Interstellar Shipping Statute 437-B. I don't know what PEEL Shipping Statute 437-B says, but I do know that InterPEEL Shipping Statute 437-B prohibits stating that Leela does not consider Fry as future husband/ boyfriend material. So that's alright then. Nice title, fine lass.

Actually I suggested the title based on something you said a few ship threads ago. (No my memory isn't that good. I saw it while reading through some of the old threads during a period of boredom.)

 
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Originally posted by Bendersfan1221:
The double or nothing theory sounds spot on. (Britishy mood today)

Wow! One of my theories has found wide spread acceptance.
Zoidberg: "Finally recognition!"
SonicPanther

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« Reply #22 on: 02-14-2008 21:32 »

Today is Valentine's Day. Shouldn't we be celebrating it somehow?
Frisco17

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« Reply #23 on: 02-14-2008 21:46 »
« Last Edit on: 02-14-2008 21:46 »

Yes....yes we should. But we won't.

BTW, nice new avatar SP. I always loved the Congo Jack thing.
HipNoJoe
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« Reply #24 on: 02-14-2008 22:47 »

Happy Valentines Day, Fry B. and Leela B. wherever you are and to Fry A. and Leela A. whenever you will be.


obligatory nod to X for the re-coloration of Fox's Fry B. and Leela B.
PazuzuJr

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« Reply #25 on: 02-15-2008 16:01 »

I think that when nibbler refered to 'the other' he definatly meant Leela and in some why oher hat a 'protector.' It's obviously got some secret meaning, which will hopefully be revealed soon.

And also, i like the sound of the 'double or nothing' effect. It sounds logical.
RobotDevilRox

Starship Captain
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« Reply #26 on: 02-15-2008 16:09 »

I'll read that double or nothing thing tomorrow, but right now I'm working on my Fry and Leela Valentine's Day pic.
Bendersfan1221

Space Pope
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« Reply #27 on: 02-15-2008 16:45 »

 
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Originally posted by RobotDevilRox:
So is your 'v' key malfunctioning or do you work for Romanticorp?

Nope, Chekov.

Hope to see that soon RDR.  big grin

Zim- Why is there bacon in the soap?!?!

Gir- I made it myself!
Frisco17

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« Reply #28 on: 02-15-2008 22:42 »

 
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Originally posted by RobotDevilRox:
I'll read that double or nothing thing tomorrow, but right now I'm working on my Fry and Leela Valentine's Day pic.

Burns: "Excellent"
Xanfor

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« Reply #29 on: 02-16-2008 10:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Frisco17:
Actually I suggested the title based on something you said a few ship threads ago. (No my memory isn't that good. I saw it while reading through some of the old threads during a period of boredom.)

I remember. It was the first and last time I ever pwned SpaceCase.  wink

 
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Originally posted by HipNoJoe:
obligatory nod to X for the re-coloration of Fox's Fry B. and Leela B.

That, my friend, is the first computer graphic I'd produced since 1995.

Good times. I've still got my Windows 3.1 laptop laying around here somewhere. Wrote some of my first fanfiction on it...

SpaceCase

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« Reply #30 on: 02-16-2008 14:28 »
« Last Edit on: 02-16-2008 14:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Xanfor:
I remember. It was the first and last time I ever pwned SpaceCase.   wink
   confused
[*SC thinking*]

My head hurts.
   frown

Huh.
Not to dispute your pwn-age Xanfor, but... I'm not remembering that.
... Might've been one of my 'bandwidth-limited' days...   hmpf

[EDIT]
Several P.E.E.L. searches later, I take it, Xanfor, you refer to this?
It is, so far, the only thing I've found that seems to match the criteria you describe.
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #31 on: 02-16-2008 17:46 »

 
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Originally posted by Frisco17:
 Burns: "Excellent"

Isn't it two days past V-day?  wink
fryandlemon

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« Reply #32 on: 02-16-2008 18:04 »
« Last Edit on: 02-16-2008 18:04 »


By Femmejesse
Archonix

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« Reply #33 on: 02-16-2008 18:12 »

I miss Femmejesse...
fryandlemon

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« Reply #34 on: 02-16-2008 18:17 »
« Last Edit on: 02-17-2008 00:00 »

I'm trying to read all the text in that picture...

I showed you the inherent beauty of the moon.... I helped you discover who your parents were... I let you boss me around... I taught you the real meaning of X-mas... I don't hold your mistakes against you...
km73

Space Pope
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« Reply #35 on: 02-16-2008 18:24 »
« Last Edit on: 02-16-2008 18:24 »

"We fought Richard Nixon together"...
  laff
coldangel

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« Reply #36 on: 02-16-2008 19:58 »

Aww, that's so cute I might just explode from internal paradox.
SonicPanther

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« Reply #37 on: 02-16-2008 20:22 »

Yaye! Femjesse! That is an adorable picture.
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #38 on: 02-16-2008 21:54 »

THat's so cute!
SpaceCase

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« Reply #39 on: 02-17-2008 01:10 »

 
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Originally posted by coldangel_1:
Aww, that's so cute I might just explode from internal paradox.
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Did I... miss something?
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