Never Judge a Book by its Cover

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Dear Diary,

You have given me so much joy throughout the years of being in my possession. I have shared all of my memories with you, the good and the bad. I have revealed all of my secrets to you, even the deepest and darkest of them all. You know all of my feelings, thoughts and fantasies. I thank God every single day for you coming into my life. Before your existence I was a very lost young man. I could never find any rest, due to the voices in my head telling me to go act out horrific and heinous acts on women. In fact, the very night I found you I was out taking a midnight walk, I was debating with myself about breaking into a certain young girl’s home. I had seen her in the grocery store earlier that day. She was so beautiful and her smile kept playing over and over in my head. Then right when I was about to finally give in to the idea, something down by the pond caught my eye. It was the letters written across your front. The moonlight caught them in such a way that they began twinkling. It was rather beautiful, as I walked closer I was able to read the still glistening letters… “Diary” I read out loud.

There you were, a little dirty, but you looked almost brand new, lying out there like some sort of trash. I quickly grabbed you up and decided to put off bothering that poor young girl I was planning on doing those awful things to. It was all because of you, you more than likely saved that precious woman’s life along with countless others. When I got you home, I wiped you clean and opened you up. I started using you that very night. To my utter astonishment you were an open book, a clean slate for me to do whatever I pleased with. You became an outlet of sorts, for me to finally be able to release the demons I was always struggling against. My dearest sweetest Diary, if I had not have found you I may have become some sort of monster.

Oh how it breaks my heart now, knowing that our time together has come to an end. You have gotten older along with me, but you’re literally starting to fall apart. I know it’s mostly my fault, and mine alone. I have been much too rough with you throughout the years. I have rebound you too many times to count, and now I know it’s time for me to move on. If I could, I would just keep you here with me, lying next to my bookshelf, but I can’t. I need to get rid of you so that I can cleanse my soul of all of my past indiscretions. You have been such a wonderful tool for me, this is one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make.

Please Diary, don’t worry about me. I’m a much better man now than I would have been. I’m not going to go out on a murderous raping rampage or anything like that. I don’t want you to feel jealous but I have already found a replacement for you. I plan to use this next tool differently though. I let you in on WAY too much. I should not have poured my entire soul out to you. Honestly you know things that should never fall upon anyone’s ears. I can’t be too cautious in this day and age. If someone ever found out the things I have told you they would think of me as some kind of psychopath. They would never understand that I have actually found a way to control my inner demons with the help of such a simple possession like yourself… Just one little hair left at a crime scene can send a person straight to death row, but because of you I have never had to put myself in that sort of situation.

I often imagine how you came to be down by that pond. Sometimes I imagine that you were somehow put there for me to find. I know it’s silly, but I like to fantasize that you somehow grew legs and made your way there all by yourself. Ha, it was probably nothing more than a big coincidence, but I don’t like to imagine it as such. I have given so much thought on how to get rid of you. I thought about burying you down by the big oak in the back of the cottage, but I’m afraid that is not good enough. In my wildest dreams, I have always imagined putting you right back where I found you, for someone else to find and use, but I’m sure nobody would want you anymore. I have filled you to the brim and now you truly are nothing more than a used up piece of trash.

Still, I can’t just throw you away though, I’m going to have to burn you. My fireplace will do the trick. As I watch you burn all of the awful pages of my memories, thoughts and feelings will burn with you. It will feel so nice to let go of such a great burden and start anew. Now that you’re starting to tatter and fray at the ends, I’m sure that even you will feel relieved, for me to finally “let go.” You will finally be free of me my beloved Diary. Although I must say it was very hard for me to come to grips with this. I’m actually not going to burn all of you. I have decided to keep a trophy of sorts.

After I’m done reading this last letter to you, I’m going to unbind you from your chains for the very last time. After removing that heavy collar and handcuffs around your wrists, I will place your name tag in a glass frame. Diary is the most unique and beautiful name I have ever heard! When I first read it the night I found you I was so confused. I had never heard Diary as a name before. It will look absolutely stunning on the shelf right above the fireplace. Please don’t be afraid my sweet girl. It is time for you to go. The fire will kill you pretty quickly. I know I promised you I would keep you with me forever, but there really is not enough room for you AND the new girl. Plus she is different than you are and I don’t want to scare her. She still has her legs and is as pure as you were that fateful night when I found you. She is a virgin just like you once were. A brand new open book for me to do with whatever I please. You have lived such a wonderful life here with me. You have saved numerous girls lives. I’m a changed man because of you. Please go into the afterlife knowing all the good you have done for the world.

Like I said previously, I plan on using her differently than I did you. I will go much easier on her. If I could go back in time and change things I would. I would have never removed your eyes if I truly did not have that silly notion that I would someday put you back by that pond and let you free. Please believe me when I say I never planned on killing you. I was so naïve back then! Your eyes were such a pretty shade of blue. I actually kept them in a jar in the cabinet, but I’m going to burn them too. Sadly they have lost most of their vivid coloring by now. Still yet, that was not my worse mistake. I wish with all my heart that I would have asked you one simple question before I cut your tongue out and severed your vocal chords. I simply would have asked, “How did you end up at the pond?”

Whomever it was that put you there managed to cut your legs off with such exquisite precision. If he was not some kind of unearthly being, than he must have been some sort of Doctor. Every day I wish that I could go and thank the kind soul that left you there for me. Although I must say, if he did that for his own personal gratification I might feel very different. No man in their right mind would have went through all the hard work of capturing you, and then what? Using you for such a petty and boring reason! Why waist such a perfect virgin on something as silly as cutting off their legs? If that were the case he must have been some kind of a monster or psychopath! I shall never understand his motives, but I guess a normal person can’t be expected to understand the minds of such beasts. Things like that are better left to the psychologists and psychiatrists to ponder. I will now break my rant and leave you with these few short words…

My dearest Diary, I’m so sorry that I must leave you to the ashes, I will always remember you…

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  • Commented on August 21, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    This is how you write a disturbing story well. You make it subtle, indirect, and use a good amount of metaphors and symbolism so the reader can imagine it instead of having it jammed down their throat. I really like this one and I think this idea was very clever. Nothing to complain about. 5/5 bro. It seems that you are a lot better with actual atmosphere and creep factor than a plot, since this one was not in a narrative sense, but maybe try one out and see if you can do one with dialouge and stuff. I would love to see a longer one from you.

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  • Commented on August 21, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    This has to be one of the greatest Mindfuck/journal entry pastas I have read by far. Keep up the good work

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  • Commented on August 30, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    My mind was a virgin too. But this just fucked it pretty hard… Please keep writing.

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  • Commented on August 21, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    it is confusing at first you think hes talking about a book but its his victim

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  • Commented on August 22, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Very well written, congratulations! 10/10, my second favourite pasta.

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  • Commented on August 21, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    9 Potatoes out of 10

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  • Commented on February 9, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Wow! I am so happy that my pasta was so high! I haven’t checked this site in a while but I definitely will start doing so more often! Thank you to all the people who left such nice reviews and even the ones who didn’t…. I don’t mind being critiqued and actually really do enjoy it. I will definitely write more, I wish I knew that so many people read this. I’m in such a great mood right now! Thank you all so much

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  • Commented on August 21, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    omg I loved it!! literally jaw dropping towards the end!! my favorite so far! you’re a great writer!!!!!!

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  • Commented on August 21, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Great pasta but I am left confused…

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  • Commented on August 31, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    Ok, so I come on CreepyPasta after several months of my normal (boring) life, ready to be scared.

    *looks at screen*
    Ooo, a new #1 Pasta! *clicks*

    At first I thought it was going to be another normal journal-style pasta. But, this was different, AND THAT IS WHAT MAKES PASTAS GOOD! It’s the inspiration and the individuality. Anyways, great pasta. Holy pastamole, the twist of“Diary” actually being A HUMAN blew my mind.

    You have created one of those 6/5 pastas that I’ll read again and again and again!

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  • Commented on September 2, 2015 at 9:44 am

    The clever wording made the diary seem like an actual diary, but when the diary began to have human traits it was clear, the twist revealed itself to a surprising degree. The story expertly made the twist more shocking by making the reader belive that it was an actual diary. 5/5

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  • Commented on August 25, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    I was reading this and I thought the person was talking about his diary or something… When I got to the end I was like “Ohmahgawddd… Bruhhh!” But yeah, grrrrreat pasta I really loved it, and your a grrrrreat writer as well!

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  • Commented on August 21, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    My mind is fucked up right now. Keep up the good work

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  • Commented on August 21, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Creepy, usually those gory, torture pastas just make me feel like the writer is sick. Your still sick, but also creative and talented 🙂 4/5

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  • ShadowSuicide
    Commented on August 21, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Good story line. I really enjoyed this

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  • PrecianAgung
    Commented on August 23, 2015 at 3:21 am

    Wow.amazing.

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  • Commented on September 15, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Wow!! I had to go back and re read. It was so subtle and discreet. Amazing, possibly my favourote of all time!!!

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  • Commented on September 4, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    This Pasta is such a MINDFUCK!!!!

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  • Commented on September 10, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Wow. Just, wow. Definitely amazing, albeit a few spelling and grammar errors, and too sudden and hard of a shift from diary to girl, still great. The middle got a little grating in the shift, but still an amazing base story and plot. 9.1/10

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  • Commented on August 24, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    wow i mean like wow this is like really cool cool this mite be the best one that i have ever read it is that good this is really good my stories are like crap but this is good i really like it a lot

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  • Commented on September 2, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    this was amazing, it instantly engaged me and really left me in mindfuck. youre very talented!!!

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  • Commented on September 8, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    I never like to leave bad comments but I am honestly surprised at everyone’s reactions in the comments. It’s a logistically well written pasta but the twist actually seemed very predictable to me and a little awkward. Like a twist for the sake of being a twist ending and that’s all. I would have suggested you make sure at the beginning that it actually sounds a little less like a diary. You tried to reconcile these with things like the name tag but there are too many details in the beginning that don’t work with Diary being a human. And the story doesn’t make much sense when you try to reconcile her not having any legs. The story was built around the twist a little bit too much. I’m being critical since this is in the top pastas, but this is still a good average pasta, keep writing!

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  • Commented on September 8, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    Absolutely loved this story. Give this 5/5. Defiantly deserve it!

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  • Commented on September 11, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    By far my favorite one. I just got really confused during it. which was amazing! It wasn’t predictable like most of the ones that i see are. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!

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  • Commented on September 25, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    This is amazing. It’s honestly my favorite one I read since I been on this site (a couple months)

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  • rory
    Commented on October 1, 2015 at 2:13 am

    oh my gawd he was talking to a person the entire time omg 0_0 um and what about his next victim will she suffer the same fate 9.9/10.0

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  • MsCPasta
    Commented on October 8, 2015 at 12:45 am

    Hi, I was wondering if you allow for others to narrate your story on youtube?

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  • Commented on August 21, 2015 at 2:07 am

    wow…no ones commented on this one im speechless to

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  • Saeya
    Commented on August 24, 2015 at 5:35 am

    Omg amazing i luv how it waz a little psychological twist at the end very well done

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  • Commented on August 25, 2015 at 12:31 am

    not bad… if i do say so myself

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  • Commented on August 26, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    This is just…fantastic…wow

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  • Madelyn
    Commented on September 1, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    This is awesome; one of the best pastas I’ve read.

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  • Commented on September 4, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Easily the best Creppypasta Ive read.
    It was just such a subtly amazing plot twist.
    But then I have also been a huge fan of the Mindfuck/ psychologial horror stories and movies and such.
    Keep up the great work. I find it very hard to believe this is your only story on here and I cant wait to see more

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  • Commented on October 1, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    I liked it a lot, of course I figured out pretty quickly that it wasn’t really a diary.

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  • Commented on August 28, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    it was really great and wow your amazing writer

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  • Commented on September 3, 2015 at 5:24 am

    I really liked it. Buuut, American Horror Story, towards the end of season two.. Sounds like the end of this story. But that’s what makes me like it even more. Good job!c: keep writing for sure.

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  • Anonymous123
    Commented on September 3, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    That…was…GREAT.

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  • Commented on September 4, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    i liked how he involved us in his sick twisted mind through the diary.

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  • Commented on September 7, 2015 at 3:52 am

    Oh my.

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  • Indi
    Commented on September 7, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Truly a masterpiece… very well written! Waiting for its sequel!

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  • Commented on September 9, 2015 at 12:26 am

    Great creepy atmosphere, but you maybe shouldve talked about the girl in an off kind of way and maybe not so much like an actual book just for effect. But overall I thought it was a great pasta. Nice job!

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  • Commented on September 9, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Woah!

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  • Commented on September 23, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Beautiful Concept, and well written

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  • Commented on September 26, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    its beautiful how crazy people are very good creepypasta

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  • Commented on October 1, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Okay just okay to fucked up for me I’m out but before I go 5/5 stars would eat it again WOULD

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  • Commented on April 12, 2016 at 8:02 am

    I liked it at first. Then I took some time to think about everything, and I still liked it!

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  • Commented on November 10, 2016 at 9:11 am

    I wonder if the title have anything thing to do with her legs and virginity now. Like “Do not judge a legless woman by its vagina” or something LOL sorry for being crude.

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  • Commented on August 24, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    i loved this pasta please wright more i especially enjoyed the ending because it threw me off

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  • Commented on August 24, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Wow. Nice!

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  • Commented on August 25, 2015 at 2:28 am

    Got confused at the middle part but amazing ending

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  • Commented on August 25, 2015 at 5:46 am

    Thanks Creepfiend for introducing me to this site 😉

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  • Commented on August 28, 2015 at 10:16 am

    I don’t really understand how the title is supposed to be related to this story, but eh.

    It was good 🙂
    i actually read some of the comments first so I already knew what the whole thing was about, but I still liked it. Really liked it! :] Good work there, person!

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  • babalovesosa
    Commented on August 28, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    amazing

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  • Commented on August 30, 2015 at 12:10 am

    One word.

    Amazing.

    10/10

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  • Commented on August 30, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Great pasta

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  • Commented on September 3, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    ….What? I just….what?

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  • Commented on November 19, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    I never liked rape pastas. This scared the fuck in shot out of me.

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  • Commented on February 9, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    shut up! I was number 1! I love you all!

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  • Commented on February 14, 2016 at 5:03 am

    I’m so confused. But it was a good pasta, keep writing though sarahkae9

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  • Commented on February 14, 2016 at 5:04 am

    I’m so confused. But it was a good pasta, keep writing though sarahkae9 i enjoyed it

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  • Commented on April 30, 2016 at 4:15 am

    I loved the ended it added a nice… twist. You thought he was talking about a book but he was talking about his victim.

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  • Starchild.420
    Commented on December 29, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Whoa that was positively brilliant! 4.5/5 and that is a helluva rating coming from me.

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  • Commented on December 29, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    I have to admit, that was well-written. Spare for a few details, I really like it. I mean, that was an awesome twist. 5/5.

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  • Commented on March 3, 2017 at 11:00 am

    excellent pasta

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  • Commented on March 24, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    There I was thinking this lunatic found an empty diary and turned his life around..but noooo! Finds newly dismembered virgin who he rapes and dismembers for years I’m sure his replacement “diary” will bring him much joy

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  • cjblack
    Commented on April 20, 2017 at 7:23 am

    I had my friend read this story because I couldn’t understand it, sir … you’re dealing with an older gentleman here that doesn’t read that well and you’re writing so softly …

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  • Commented on August 27, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Whoa. I got done, and was really confused. So I went on to the next one, and then it hit me. WOW. GOOD JOB.

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  • VIllainsOfExcess
    Commented on September 30, 2015 at 3:02 am

    This is my first time leaving a comment on pasta.

    I can see the entertainment value in the story and, well, I read it so that counts for something.

    However, at the end of the day I found the story way a bit too cheesy. The dialogue was a bit too flowery and contrived. The “twist ending” was really anything but.

    Not a bad pasta but I don’t see it quite up there with the best.

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  • Victoriakoegler
    Commented on May 24, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    The diary he was talking to the whole time was a human girl instead…one that he was about to rape.

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  • Commented on August 28, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    that was great and your a really good writer please check out some of my story and help me out by giving me some ideas

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  • KristiLyn
    Commented on September 2, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Was a little let down… Should have saved her name being “Diary” for the end…

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  • Commented on August 21, 2015 at 2:09 am

    get it no tongue lol!

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  • Commented on August 30, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    I’m confused what was he talking about a girl or the diary?

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  • Commented on August 20, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Wow. Amazing. *Sarcastic voice* :-/
    HOW DID THIS CRAP GET TO NUMBER 3?!?!?!?!?

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